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  • Half of Americans believe U.S. Christians persecuted.

    05/06/2011 1:12:51 PM PDT · by OR Patriot · 20 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | May 05, 2011 | Bob Unruh
    Almost half of Americans believe that Christians in the United States are being persecuted by homosexual "marriage" advocates who take legal action against them over their religious beliefs, and almost one in three Democrats believes such treatment is "necessary," according to the alarming results of a new poll. The results are from a WND/WENZEL Poll conducted for WND by the public-opinion research and media consulting company Wenzel Strategies. The scientific telephone survey was conducted April 19-21 and has a margin of error of 3.23 percentage points. It found that 49.2 percent of all respondents consider the legal activism against Christians...
  • Chick-fil-A president's appearance canceled at request of pro-diversity group

    03/10/2011 8:24:20 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 50 replies
    stltoday.com ^ | March 9, 2011 | Deb Peterson
    CHICK-FIL-NO-THANK-YOU: Focus St. Louis and the Clayton Chamber of Commerce said today that they are canceling a planned presentation by Dan Cathy, president and COO of Chick-fil-A, following complaints that Cathy and his company are involved with anti-gay organizations. Chick-fil-A, which is known for promoting a company vision of Christian values, was enmeshed in a controversy earlier this year involving an independent Chick-fil-A operator in Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Family Institute, which is affiliated with the Family Resource Institute. The latter institute was recently designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center because of its anti-gay positions. The...
  • Christianity isn’t dying, it’s being eradicated

    03/01/2011 11:55:22 AM PST · by knighthawk · 37 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | March 01 2011 | Cristina Odone
    It’s official: Britain is no longer a Christian nation. In banning Eunice and Owen Johns, a devout Christian couple, from fostering children, Lord Justice Munby and Mr Justice Beatson declared that we live in a secular state, and that the Johns’ religious convictions disqualified them from raising citizens of that state. We’ve outgrown Christianity, the judges professed. Instead, we have graduated to the status of a multicultural nation, blessed by a plurality of faiths. Ironically, the justices who have pronounced that Britain is no longer Christian did so in a court where witnesses swear on the Bible and invoke God’s...
  • Father: 'My children are being held hostage'

    01/20/2011 7:04:54 AM PST · by Cowman · 41 replies
    WND ^ | January 20, 2011 | By Brian Fitzpatrick
    Army Major John Jackson and his wife Carolyn, devout Christian homeschoolers with a history of serving as adoptive and foster parents, had their five children taken away in April, 2010 by the New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services – and despite the collapse of the evidence against the Jacksons, DYFS hasn't returned the children to their parents. During the course of a nine-month legal battle to regain custody of their children, the Jacksons say they have encountered prejudice against their religion and home schooling as they fight a state agency determined to see the children adopted by strangers...
  • Observer columnist says Pope’s visit reduced Dawkins to ‘a rambling and wild-eyed madman’

    01/02/2011 3:43:53 PM PST · by markomalley · 46 replies
    Kevin McKenna’s  review of 2010 in The Observer newspaper includes his assessment of Richard Dawkins behaviour during Pope Benedict’s visit to the UK:‘ The Pope’s visit was great but tinged with sadness because it reduced that once-great biologist Richard Dawkins to a rambling and wild-eyed madman hurling foam-flecked adolescent insults at the Roman holy man. I trust someone is giving the scientist his soup and caramelised biscuits as he recuperates. I even hear of a Richard Dawkins care fund. Could someone forward me the address?’Protect the Pope comment: Couldn’t agree more! It was a relief that the BBC cut away from...
  • Fury Over BBC's Nativity Insult

    12/29/2010 7:50:37 PM PST · by Coleus · 32 replies · 6+ views
    Express UK ^ | 12.29.10 | David Stephenson
    THE BBC has angered Christians with a TV drama in which the Virgin Mary is branded a prostitute and sex cheat. In The Nativity, written by EastEnders scriptwriter Tony Jordan, 15-year-old Mary is attacked by people who do not believe her claim that she is pregnant by the Holy Spirit. Her husband Joseph accuses her of “whoring” and even suggests that her pregnancy might have been the result of rape. The Church of England has described the four-part drama, which goes out before the 9pm watershed from tomorrow, as “a gritty interpretation”. But Stephen Green, of the ministry Christian Voice,...
  • This Christmas, for perhaps the first time ever, Britain is a majority non-religious nation

    12/27/2010 3:27:07 PM PST · by NYer · 28 replies · 3+ views
    Guardian ^ | December 24, 2010
    Every year, researchers from the British Social Attitudes survey ask a representative sample of British people whether they regard themselves as belonging to any particular religion and, if so, to which one? When the survey first asked these questions in 1985, 63% of the respondents answered that they were Christians, compared with 34% who said they had no religion (the rest belonged to non-Christian religions).Today, a quarter of a century on, there has been a steady and remarkable turnaround. In the latest 2010 BSA report, published earlier this month, only 42% said they were Christians while 51% now say they...
  • An Angry Anti-Christmas at School

    12/24/2010 5:44:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 82 replies · 2+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 24, 2010 | Brent Bozell
    The metaphor "the War on Christmas" can be mocked -- as if Santa and his reindeer are dodging anti-aircraft fire. But many of our public schools have church-and-state sensitivity police with an alarming degree of Santaphobia. Anyone who's attended a school's "winter concert" in December with no traditional Christmas music -- not even "Frosty the Snowman" -- knows the drill. The vast Christian majority (that funds the public schools) is told that school is no place to celebrate one's religion, even in its most watered-down and secularized forms. There are real-life stories of Scrooge-like school administrators, like the one at...
  • Christmas is a time for Christophobia

    12/08/2010 3:31:20 PM PST · by AustralianConservative · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 8, 2010 | Ben-Peter Terpstra
    London (Canada) In Canada, alert citizen James D. W. Lush of London writes, “I read The London Free Press online poll on whether we should call it Christmas or the holiday season. Overwhelmingly by 90% Christmas beat out the politically correct term holiday season. If that is the case, then why is there such a war against the word Christmas and who are the instigators of this politically correct nonsense? Is it the government, the retail stores, our education system? By the looks of the poll, it appears the babe lying in the manger is still the reason for the...
  • Why the religious right has a permanent political edge over secular America [one atheist's view]

    10/12/2010 1:06:54 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 30 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 10, 2010 | Susan Jacoby
    If you believe any of the hogwash about the irrelevance of the religious right to this election, take a look at the numerous right-wing evangelical websites promoting the 40/40 Prayer Vigil, which began in September with a prayer for Christian voter registration and ends--you guessed it--just before election day, Nov. 2. The 40/40 stands for the forty days and forty nights that Jesus supposedly spent wandering in the desert before finally saying no to Satan's temptations. I'm sure that you won't have any trouble figuring out which political party the Southern Baptist Convention--America's largest religious denomination and one of the...
  • Former Air Force Officers: UFOs Tampered With Nuclear Missiles

    09/25/2010 3:38:12 PM PDT · by nralife · 101 replies
    AOL News ^ | Sept. 25, 2010 | Lee Speigel
    Former Air Force Officers: UFOs Tampered With Nuclear Missiles Updated: 2 hours 39 minutes ago (Sept. 25) -- Former U.S. Air Force officers and a former enlisted man are about to break many years of silence about an alarming series of UFO encounters at nuclear weapons sites -- incidents officially kept secret for decades. When the group appears at a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Monday, it will offer testimony about events so chilling, it will seem like a day at a science fiction movie festival. To put you in the mood for the...
  • Islam, Islamophobia, Christophobia, and Jew hatred

    08/31/2010 1:30:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 8/31/10 | Eugene Veklerov
    Here is a reality check to keep in mind when someone issues another condemnation of Islamophobia in the Western World. Surely, we have plenty of room for improvement, but we are pikers at the game of religious discrimination. In many Muslim countries, discrimination against Christians and Jews is not just practiced, it is codified into law. Thus, consider Egypt, which is one of the more secular and moderate countries in the Muslim World with a sizable religious minority of Coptic Christians. Egyptian law stipulates that a "Muslim man may marry a Christian woman but the opposite is forbidden; and if...
  • Why do I hate God so much? I respond to that question

    08/27/2010 9:14:30 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 65 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | August 27, 2010 | Jeff Musall
    Let me start out by saying I'm an atheist. Am I absolutely sure there is no God, no supreme being looking over us? No, of course not. Contrary to some opinions, that doesn't make me agnostic. I hold the possibility of God to be so remote as to be inconsequential, but I don't for a moment think I possess all knowledge on the matter. I would also add that I am a hopeful atheist, not only confident in my lack of belief, but assured that it is ultimately the belief system most in the world will come to. When we...
  • Why I Don't Believe In Nikki Haley's 'Conversion' (NPR whisper campaign)

    06/23/2010 10:13:13 PM PDT · by Drango · 86 replies · 2+ views
    NPR ^ | June 23, 2010 | Sohini Baliga
    You can't be Indian in the U.S. this week and not have people ask you the million dollar question - "What do you think of Bobby Jindal and Nikki Haley changing their names and converting?" First, the name thing. Dear Indian parents, with all due respect, have care for your child when you name it in the U.S. Exhibit A: Piyush, which is just an unfortunate name to give a child in this country. Up there with Shital and Ashit, both of which are perfectly good names in India but terrible here. It would have been one thing if Jindal...
  • In memory of Mgr. Padovese, martyr who loved Turkey

    06/08/2010 2:06:49 AM PDT · by Traianus · 5 replies · 32+ views
    ASIA NEWS ^ | 06/07/2010 | Maria Grazia Zambon
    » 06/07/2010 16:35TURKEY - VATICAN In memory of Mgr. Padovese, martyr who loved Turkey by Maria Grazia ZambonA portrait of the bishop slain June 3, his brotherly kindness with Christians and Muslims, his tenacity to revive the churches founded by St. Paul. A meditation by an assistant of Mgr. Padovese. Iskenderun (AsiaNews) - A bolt from the blue. In my parish office I was thinking about the interview with the Provincial of the Jesuits in the Middle East that I had just finished - we talked about the small Christian community in Turkey and its future in this land...
  • Anti-Christian Communist responsible for Austin Terrorist Attack: Suicide Note Posted Online.

    02/18/2010 10:22:05 AM PST · by freedomwarrior998 · 411 replies · 17,582+ views
    Embeddedart ^ | 02-18-2010 | Joseph Stack
    If you’re reading this, you’re no doubt asking yourself, “Why did this have to happen?” The simple truth is that it is complicated and has been coming for a long time. The writing process, started many months ago, was intended to be therapy in the face of the looming realization that there isn’t enough therapy in the world that can fix what is really broken. Needless to say, this rant could fill volumes with example after example if I would let it. I find the process of writing it frustrating, tedious, and probably pointless… especially given my gross inability to...
  • Dolan gives the Times holy hell: Hits 'anti-church' op-ed

    11/03/2009 2:37:17 AM PST · by Scanian · 44 replies · 2,922+ views
    New York Post ^ | November 3, 2009 | DAN MANGAN
    New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan has condemned The New York Times -- blasting the Gray Lady and its columnist Maureen Dowd for what he says are examples of unfair, prejudicial and just downright mean anti-Catholicism. Dolan used his blog last Thursday on the Archdiocese of New York's Web site to rail against the Times a day after the paper refused to print his critique as an op-ed piece. He singled out Dowd -- a poison-penned, Pulitzer winner and former Catholic-school girl -- for "the most combustible," "intemperate and scurrilous" "diatribe" she wrote on Oct. 25, which "rightly never would have...
  • A Field Guide to Evangelicals and Their Habitat: Core Beliefs

    09/15/2009 10:22:10 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 27 replies · 1,339+ views
    A Field Guide to Evangelicals and Their Habitat | Joel Kilpatrick
    Evangelicals believe in many things: The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, church attendance, homeschooling, Fox News, abstinence, personal holiness, toupees, leisure suits, mission work, Dockers, golf, spanking, and dinner, early and often. But the natural starting point for identifying evangelicals by their beliefs is with their best-known doctrine: hell....IN A HANDBASKET Evangelicals believe certain people are going to hell -- you, for example, unless you already happen to be an evangelical. But behind the hellfire and brimstone talk are core beliefs that have deep meaning for evangelicals. Here are the three most important ones:CORE BELIEF #1 -- Every person has...
  • The Politico attacks Conservatives on Van Jones Departure

    09/08/2009 7:51:17 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 10 replies · 515+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 9/8/09 | alaphiah
    I thought I’d accidently browsed over to the Daily Kos in reading the Politico’s BEN Smith’s & NIA-MALIKA Henderson’s hit piece, “Glenn Beck up, left down and Van Jones defiant.” This article was a direct frontal assault lashing out against the conservative grassroots, Fox News, talk radio, the Drudge Report’s Matt Drudge, Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck .(see story) Smith and Henderson left no stone unturned attempting to fault all of Conservatism for Van Jones’ self inflicted troubles. Jones a black nationalist, anarchist, and self avowed communist remade himself into a Green Jobs/Economic rights activist and presidential advisor, found it...
  • American Taliban? (Barf)

    08/27/2009 8:42:44 PM PDT · by TradicalRC · 56 replies · 3,452+ views
    University of California ^ | contemporary | Various faculty and students
    Ronald Reagan (1911 - 2004)(President of the United States) "For the first time ever, everything is in place for the Battle of Armageddon and the Second Coming of Christ."