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  • Christian ministers told to perform gay 'weddings' or face jail time

    10/20/2014 2:02:16 PM PDT · by NYer · 39 replies
    cna ^ | October 20, 2014
    Donald and Evelyn Knapp at the Hitching Post Wedding Chapel in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Photo courtesy of Alliance Defending Freedom. Boise. Idaho, Oct 20, 2014 / 12:28 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Two Christian ministers in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, could face legal punishment or be forced to sell their nearly 100-year-old wedding chapel for declining to perform same-sex “wedding” ceremonies. “Many have denied that pastors would ever be forced to perform ceremonies that are completely at odds with their faith, but that’s what is happening here – and it’s happened this quickly,” Jeremy Tedesco, senior legal counsel with the legal group Alliance...
  • Myths That Conceal Reality

    12/28/2012 12:04:39 PM PST · by PapaNew · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1977 | Milton Friedman
    Video Lecture. Might as well have been given yesterday.
  • Judge Dismisses Capt. Paul Fields' Case Against City Of Tulsa

    12/13/2012 6:16:06 PM PST · by wtd · 10 replies
    Newson6 ^ | 12/13/2012 | newson6
    TULSA, Oklahoma - A federal judge has ruled against Tulsa Police Captain Paul Fields and his law suit against the City of Tulsa. He had sued the city after being disciplined for refusing to attend or order his officers to attend a law enforcement appreciation day event at a mosque. Fields said following that order violated his religious rights. The judge said Fields did not have to attend, but had the option to send others, so his religious rights were not violated. The judge added, even if Fields had been ordered to go, he did not have to partake of...
  • The Ugly Side of Social Justice

    05/16/2010 4:07:28 AM PDT · by Scanian · 15 replies · 408+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 16, 2010 | Sean Parr
    Behind the social justice banner lurks an ugly choice. Nineteenth century French thinker Frederic Bastiat's summation of free will is quite succinct: "Society has for its element man, who is a free agent; and since man is free, he may choose -- since he may choose, he may be mistaken -- since he may be mistaken, he may suffer." A basic understanding of free will elicits a particular truth about God's ordained relationship with man: that He wishes for us to obey Him, but for us to obey Him freely. Can a comprehension of free will -- of our relationship...
  • Woman Arrested, Strip-Searched After Power Line Dispute

    09/28/2007 11:31:13 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 9 replies · 62+ views
    WSB TV ^ | Sept 21, 2007 | Staff
    BARROW COUNTY, Ga. -- A Barrow County woman says an off-duty deputy handcuffed and had her strip-searched because of a simple dispute over a power line. snip Late last year, a letter from the Georgia Transmission Corporation told her a 230 Kilovolt power line was going to go through her property. When surveyors showed up, Worley said she went down the road to talk. She said she didnt threaten anyone, but the Barrow County deputy working with the surveyors didnt see it that way -- the deputy called for backup. I saw two sheriffs cars drive up, said Worley. She...
  • I Converted at Gunpoint - Am I Really a Muslim?

    09/01/2006 8:50:13 AM PDT · by van_erwin · 146 replies · 2,896+ views
    Slate ^ | Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006, at 6:30 PM ET | Daniel Engber
    The two Fox News staffers who were kidnapped in Gaza earlier this month were forced to convert to Islam at gunpoint, according to news reports. Fox's Steve Centanni said on Wednesday that he didn't know if he was officially a Muslim"I don't know enough about Islam to know if it was official, or recognized." Well, is he a Muslim, or isn't he?
  • Unity amidst diversity [or Jesse Jackson gets "Freeped"]

    09/16/2002 8:10:36 AM PDT · by The Energizer · 30 replies · 326+ views
    Unity amidst diversity By TARA MAY The State News The Rev. Jesse Jackson led a cry for peace Sunday afternoon at Breslin Center. Joined at the podium by religious student leaders, he delivered a message of unity amidst diversity. Jackson spoke out against war in Iraq and racial profiling, promoting peace and diversity to the about 2,000-person crowd. Called Rally for Peace: From Tears and Fears to Hope and Harmony, Jacksons speech focused on finding alternatives to violence after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Jackson, a civil rights leader and founder of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition Inc., was greeted with a...