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  • Meek: I Turned Down Crist Cross.

    Florida independent Senate candidate Charlie Crist personally lobbied Democratic candidate Kendrick Meek to exit the race this week, offering him a cross that had been a gift from his sister, Mr. Meek said Friday. The gesture occurred Monday as Mr. Crist and Mr. Meek were surrounded by local Jewish leaders at a Hollywood, Fla., meeting of the pro-Israel lobbying group American Israel Public Affairs Committee. “I was shocked when he did it,” Mr. Meek said in an interview late Friday. “I told him to keep the cross and that I carry my Christianity in my heart.”
  • "Freethinkers" Want to Ban Summit Crosses in Switzerland

    10/26/2010 10:49:11 PM PDT · by 0beron · 13 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 10/23/2010 | Tancred
    The Free-Thinker Society of Swizterland wants to ban crosses. They see that the religious neutrality of Switzerland is damaged by crosses. Zurich/Luzern [] The Free-Thinker Society of Switzerland (FVS) wants to ban summit crosses. The weekly "Central Switzerland on Sunday" reported this. The mountain. Reta Caspar, business manager of the FVS said, the Society wants "no new summit crosses". Most have been standing for years, but today building permit. "And now we expect from the authorities that there will bee a moritorium," said Caspar to the Times. As far as building permits for new summit crosses the FVS will establish...
  • North Carolina Residents Defy Officials & Hold 24 Hour Vigil to Keep Christian Flag at Memorial

    09/25/2010 12:43:22 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 22 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 09/25/10 | Jim Hoft
    The people fight back… A group of residents in Stokes County North Carolina are fighting back against the authorities to keep a Christian flag at a war memorial. WXII reported: A group of Stokes County residents said Thursday they plan to stake out the Veterans Memorial every hour of every day for the next month, ensuring that a Christian flag is being displayed at the site. A group of about 15 people were displaying the flag at the site Thursday. King City Council members voted last week to remove the flag after determining that fighting a potential lawsuit wasn’t worth...
  • Anthem Blue Cross Individual Business to Suspend Child-Only Coverage Effective 9/23/10

    09/17/2010 9:19:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Anthem Blue Cross ^ | 9/17/10 | Anthem Blue Cross
    Anthem Blue Cross is committed to offering a broad range of products and services that meet customer needs in the changing health insurance market, and to implementing the new health care reform legislation in a way that benefits our customers and members. We have reviewed the rules regarding the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordability Care Act (PPACA) limiting the application of pre-existing condition exclusions for children under 19. Unfortunately, there remains a great deal of uncertainty as to how the rules will be implemented and what the impacts might be on participating insurers. While some carriers may continue...
  • God's Holiness and Love...Romans 3

    08/26/2010 9:13:36 AM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 15 replies · 1+ views
    God’s Holiness and Love …Romans 3 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God . To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.(Romans 3:24-26) God is Holy. That means that He has an infinite aversion to sin, evil, sinners, and all that is false. He utterly hates rebellion, unbelief,...
  • Not one FREEPER search turned this up.

    08/18/2010 9:02:39 PM PDT · by pansgold · 9 replies
    Zac Rhyner gets the AIR FORCE CROSS ^ | VIII / XVIII / MMX | pansgold
    On March 10, 2009, SSgt. Zachary Rhyner, USAF, of Medford, Wisconsin, received the Air Force Cross from Michael B. Donley, Secretary of the Air Force (SecAF), in the presence of General Norton Schwarz, Chief of Staff, USAF (CSAF), at Pope AFB, North Carolina, adjacent to Ft. Bragg, for his role in employing air power to support the ODA 3336 special forces and their Afghan allies on April 6, 2008. The Air Force Cross is the second highest military decoration that can be awarded to a member of the United States Air Force. He is an air combat controller from...
  • Klan to Build KKK Shrine Near Site of 1963 Bombing

    08/18/2010 12:09:34 AM PDT · by B-Chan · 39 replies · 1+ views ^ | 18 August 2010
    A proposal to build a Ku Klux Klan monument steps from the 16th Street Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama received the support of a downtown committee despite some loved ones of 1963 bombing victims finding it offensive. The 13-story White People’s Cultural Center was unanimously endorsed by the 12-member Community Board financial district committee. The $100 million project, called Fiery Cross, is proposed for the old laundromat building at 606 16th Street N, just one block from the site of the September 15, 1963 bombing by members of the Ku Klux Klan that took the lives of four children. “I...
  • Propose Sermon Outlines From Three Photos? (Evangelical/Pentacostal/Baptist)

    08/14/2010 7:45:53 AM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 34 replies · 1+ views
    My Writings | August 14, 2010 | John Leland 1789
    I wonder sometimes just how many Bible preachers and teachers from among Evangelicals, Pentacostals, and Baptists are active on Free Republic. Would you like to post some serious preaching outlines with brief comments based on three interesting photos from China? I'd be very interested to see how quickly anyone could put the three photo illustrations together and produce an outline for one sermon. Please, let's witness with some serious work. Thoughtful and prayerful students of the Scriptures will quickly recognize Biblical themes that can be illustrated from these photos. The first one is a man actually carrying a coffin on...
  • Jesus as a Tourist Attraction

    08/13/2010 3:27:45 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | 8/12/2010 | Matthew Archibold
    CNS reports:An atheist is suing to force the administrators of a towering cross in southern Illinois to return a $20,000 state grant toward its restoration, saying Thursday it was "blatantly unconstitutional" to spend taxpayer money on a Christian symbol. Caretakers of the 11-story Bald Knob Cross of Peace near Alto Pass, Ill., some 130 miles southeast of St. Louis, insist the grant was legally awarded to the 50-year-old landmark in mid-2008 by classifying it as a tourist attraction, not a religious symbol. Rob Sherman disagrees, pressing in his federal lawsuit in Springfield, Ill., that the grant violates the U.S. Constitution's...
  • The indictment...Romans 3

    08/09/2010 5:00:58 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles | 08-09-10 | Bill Randles
    The Indictment...Romans 3 | 08-08-10 | Bill Randles Posted on August 8, 2010 9:00:05 AM CDT by pastorbillrandles The Indictment…Romans 3 Posted on August 7, 2010 by billrandles As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips: Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:...
  • Face of Defense: World War II Vet Gets Distinguished Flying Cross

    07/22/2010 7:46:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Face of Defense ^ | Master Sgt. Russell P. Petcoff, USAF
    WASHINGTON, July 22, 2010 – A World War II veteran received long-delayed recognition for heroism he displayed 65 years ago in the skies above Nazi Germany during a July 19 award ceremony held in the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes. Retired Air Force Col. Claude M. Schonberger, who piloted B-24 Liberator bombers during World War II, poses with Lt. Gen. David A. Deptula in the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes after being presented with the Distinguished Flying Cross on July 19, 2010. Schonberger’s award was held up by wartime paperwork snafus. Deptula is the deputy chief of staff for intelligence, surveillance and...
  • What God requires...He alone provides

    07/18/2010 5:58:52 AM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 3 replies
    What God requires…He provides Posted on July 17, 2010 by billrandles For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ for therein the righteousness of God is revealed…Romans 1:16 The book of Romans is unique among the epistles in that it isn’t polemic, that is it isn’t trying to refute any error. Romans is therefore a clear rendering of the Gospel of salvation . Paul calls it the “Gospel of God” , and takes us from the bankruptcy of Jew and Gentile to the glorification of man and creation, all realised by the gospel. Paul begins with the declaration...
  • Report: U.S., Israeli warships cross Suez Canal toward Red Sea

    06/19/2010 6:44:15 AM PDT · by jhpigott · 100 replies · 3,655+ views
    Egypt opposition angered at government for allowing the fleet of more than 12 ships to cross Egyptian manned waterway, Al-Quds Al-Arabi reports. By Jack Khoury More than twelve United States Naval warships and at least one Israeli ship crossed the Suez Canal towards the Red Sea on Friday, British Arabic Language newspaper Al-Quds Al-Arabi reported Saturday. According to the report, thousands of Egyptian soldiers were deployed along the Suez Canal guarding the ships' passage, which included a U.S. aircraft carrier. The Suez Canal is a strategic Egyptian waterway which connects between the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. According to...
  • Cross Used To Beat Elderly Woman To Death In Church

    The search for the people who killed an 80-year-old woman found beaten under a church pew has gone nationwide. Cross County Sheriff J.R. Smith said possibly two "people of interest" fled the area after the church pastor discovered Lillian Wilson's lifeless body Sunday. Sheriff Smith said investigators know who they're looking for and where they are from, but would not confirm details of the ongoing investigation. The Central United Methodist Church sits along Highway 64 in the small community of Hamlin, west of Wynne, Arkansas. It's where Wilson grew up and where she held her 50th wedding anniversary. The church...
  • MOJAVE CROSS Rally today

    05/31/2010 7:44:46 PM PDT · by fantail 1952 · 17 replies · 631+ views
    A small convoy of vehicles, in everything from old pick-up trucks to a stretch limo, with about thiry passengers total, left Victorville for the 130 mile trip to the site of the Mojave Cross, which vandals had torn down and stole a couple weeks ago, after the SCOTUS had ruled that it was not a religious symbol, but a war memorial, and that the box(!) civering it since the suit was filed several years ago. When a replacement was erected, it was immediately taken down by rangers of the Mojave Preserve, contending that since it was not the original cross,...
  • Feds Remove Second Mojave Cross on Sunrise Rock

    05/21/2010 1:59:38 PM PDT · by opentalk · 51 replies · 2,053+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 21, 2010 | Jim Hoft
    Last month the Supreme Court declared that the Mojave Cross on Sunrise Rock could stay where it was. It was put up 75 years ago to honor World War I troops.10 days later (leftist) vandals stole the 75 year-old cross from the rock. Yesterday federal authorities removed the second cross that was put up to replace the first one. The Press-Enterprise reported: The Mojave Cross saga took yet another unexpected turn Thursday, when the contested symbol that vanished last week reappeared briefly before being taken down by federal officials. National Park Service officials learned Thursday morning that a cross again...
  • Mojave Cross replica is removed after mysteriously appearing overnight

    05/21/2010 12:56:27 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 14 replies · 977+ views
    The Press-Enterprise ^ | Thursday, May 20, 2010 | BEN GOAD and DUG BEGLEY
    Mojave Cross replica is removed after mysteriously appearing overnight 11:18 PM PDT on Thursday, May 20, 2010 By BEN GOAD and DUG BEGLEY The Press-Enterprise The Mojave Cross saga took yet another unexpected turn Thursday, when the contested symbol that vanished last week reappeared briefly before being taken down by federal officials. National Park Service officials learned Thursday morning that a cross again was on top of Sunrise Rock, about 10 miles south of Interstate 15 near Cima Road, a sparsely traveled route into the Mojave National Preserve. It's about 30 miles east of Baker.
  • Why we can’t trust the media, AP: Mojave Memorial Cross was stolen for its value as scrap metal

    05/13/2010 5:34:56 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 12 replies · 867+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | May 13, 2010 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    How much stupid can you squeeze into one liberal’s head? Three weeks ago American veterans won their long hard court battle to save their memorial cross honoring American soldiers killed in World War I. The case went to the Supreme Court and was finally won by a slim 5 to 4 majority. Anthony Kennedy wrote: “Here one Latin cross in the desert evokes far more than religion. It evokes thousands of small crosses in foreign fields marking the graves of Americans who fell in battles, battles whose tragedies are compounded if the fallen are forgotten.” This week we heard the...
  • Thieves Take Controversial Mojave Desert Cross

    05/11/2010 3:48:31 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 18 replies · 600+ views ^ | 11 May 2010 | Newsmax
    Thieves have stolen a cross in the Mojave Desert that honored American war dead, less than two weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court allowed the religious symbol to remain on federal land. The 7-foot-high cross was stolen late Sunday or early Monday by thieves who cut the metal bolts that attached the symbol to a rock in the sprawling desert preserve, National Park Service spokeswoman Linda Slater said. Authorities had no immediate motive for the theft but ideas range from scrap metal scavengers to people "with an interest in the case," Slater said. A $25,000 reward has been offered for...
  • Video Report on Mojave Cross Being Stolen Shows Empty Spot Where Memorial Stood for 75 Years

    05/11/2010 12:09:51 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 20 replies · 623+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | May 11, 2010 | Michael
    Here is a video report showing the empty spot left after vandals tore down and took away the Mojave War Memorial Cross in California . . . How sick can people be.
  • Thieves Steal Mojave Desert Memorial Cross in Nighttime Heist

    05/11/2010 12:04:08 PM PDT · by FTJM · 25 replies · 981+ views
    FOX News (AP contributed) ^ | May 11, 2010 | Staff
    The 7-foot-tall metal cross in a 75-year-old war memorial that withstood the heat of the Mojave Desert and a blazing battle in the Supreme Court over its legality was ripped down and stolen Sunday night, according to federal officials. The 7-foot-tall metal cross in a 75-year-old war memorial that withstood the heat of the Mojave Desert and a blazing battle in the Supreme Court over its legality was ripped down and stolen Sunday night, according to federal officials. "This is an outrage, akin to desecrating people's graves," said Kelly Shackelford, president of the Liberty Institute, which represents the caretakers of...
  • Mojave cross at center of court fight reported stolen

    05/11/2010 10:34:45 AM PDT · by tatsinfla · 25 replies · 950+ views
    Washington (CNN) -- A war memorial shaped like a cross that has been at the center of a Supreme Court fight has been torn down by vandals from its remote perch in a California desert.
  • Mojave Cross torn down by vandals

    05/11/2010 8:51:11 AM PDT · by GeronL · 180 replies · 6,693+ views
    The 76-year-old Mojave Cross war memorial in San Bernardino County's High Desert has been torn down by vandals, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the religious symbol could remain -- at least temporarily -- on public land. Sometime Sunday night, the cross was taken down from its perch atop Sunrise Rock in the Mojave National Preserve, according to Liberty Institute, a group that represented veterans groups and caretakers of the cross in the recent Supreme Court Case. "This is an outrage, akin to desecrating people's graves," said institute president Kelly Shackelford. "It's a disgraceful attack on the...
  • Elena Kagan, Supreme Nominee, Tried To Take Down The Mojave Cross in Salazar v. Buono

    05/10/2010 4:08:08 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 2 replies · 549+ views
    Scotus Wiki ^ | 5-10-10 | joinedafterattack
    [half way down the page under, Oral Argument Recap] Despite strenuous efforts by Justice Antonin Scalia to keep alive the core question of whether the cross display was a violation of the Constitution’s Establishment Clause, the dominant sentiment on the bench seemed to be that that was no longer open to review. And despite efforts by U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan to get the Court to focus on whether a former park service officer had any right to sue to test the display, that, too, seemed to be beyond the Court’s reach. Kagan, in fact, had to endure lectures by...
  • Supreme Court rules in favor of desert cross

    05/01/2010 12:19:25 PM PDT · by Christian Press · 3 replies · 397+ views ^ | April 30, 2010 | CP Staff Report
    In a 5 - 4 majority opinion filed today, the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of the continued display of a lone cross in the Mojave Desert memorializing veterans of World War I. Read More Faith and Action, a Washington, DC-based Christian mission to government officials, had joined with other groups in support of the display located in a lonely stretch of desert near Barstow, California. In a legal brief filed with the Supreme Court, Faith and Action argued that the cross did not violate the First Amendment, as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals had found. Rev....
  • Group: Army symbol is religious, should be changed

    04/29/2010 12:48:46 PM PDT · by markomalley · 63 replies · 2,444+ views
    AP ^ | 4/29/2010 | Dan Elliott
    A religious watchdog group says a cross and motto on the emblem of an Army hospital in Colorado violate the constitutional requirement for separation of church and state and should be removed. The Military Religious Freedom Foundation asked the Army this week to change the emblem of Evans Army Community Hospital at Fort Carson, outside Colorado Springs. The emblem says "Pro deo et humanitate" or "For God and humanity." Fort Carson commanders will review the complaint, Lt. Col. Steve Wollman said. He said the emblem had been approved by the Army Institute of Heraldry and has been in use since...
  • Supreme Court says Mojave cross can stand

    04/28/2010 9:39:48 AM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 20 replies · 1,129+ views
    LA Times ^ | April 28, 2010 | David G. Savage
    The Supreme Court gave its approval Wednesday to displaying a cross on public land to honor fallen soldiers, saying the Constitution "does not require the eradication of all religious symbols in the public realm." Speaking for a divided court, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy said the 1st Amendment called for a middle-ground "policy of accommodation" toward religious displays on public land, not a strict separation of church and state. Kennedy disagreed with judges in California who said U.S. National Park Service officials must remove a small Latin cross from the Mojave National Preserve that had stood since 1934 to honor soldiers...
  • High court says Mojave cross in Calif. can remain

    04/28/2010 8:47:57 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 25 replies · 726+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 28, 2010, 9:54AM
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court said Wednesday that a federal court went too far in ordering the removal of a congressionally endorsed war memorial cross from its longtime home in California. In ruling that the cross could stay, the justices said federal judges in California did not take sufficient notice of the government’s decision to transfer the land in a remote area of California to private ownership. The move was designed to eliminate any constitutional concern about a religious symbol on public land. The ruling was 5-4, with the court’s conservatives in the majority. The Veterans of Foreign Wars erected...
  • Christianity's Continuance Commemorated by Cluttered Crosses

    04/26/2010 9:01:17 AM PDT · by alleyesonCHRIST · 5 replies · 302+ views
    alleyesonCHRIST ^ | 4/26/2010 | Charles C. Matthews
    If a picture is worth a thousand words then what are a thousand crosses worth? How bout 100,000 crosses? The Hill of Crosses boasts in excess of 100,000 crosses to remind on-lookers of the sacrifice that Jesus Christ paid for the sins of mankind.
  • Were 3rd-grade boys asked to dress as girls? The fashion show is off

    04/14/2010 7:36:42 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 7 replies · 1,011+ views ^ | Apr. 14, 2010 | By JASON NARK
    WHEN JANINE Giandomenico's son explained his school project to her, she dismissed his worries and figured she'd have to fork out a few bucks for poster board, magazines and a glue stick or two. Then she read the letter that accompanied the project, over and over again, and believes that her son's third-grade teacher at the Maude Wilkins Elementary School in Maple Shade, Burlington County, was asking the class, including the boys, to dress as women during a fashion show for a Women's History Month pro-ject.
  • Were 3rd-grade boys asked to dress as girls? The fashion show is off

    04/14/2010 7:36:42 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 30 replies · 920+ views ^ | Apr. 14, 2010 | By JASON NARK
    WHEN JANINE Giandomenico's son explained his school project to her, she dismissed his worries and figured she'd have to fork out a few bucks for poster board, magazines and a glue stick or two. Then she read the letter that accompanied the project, over and over again, and believes that her son's third-grade teacher at the Maude Wilkins Elementary School in Maple Shade, Burlington County, was asking the class, including the boys, to dress as women during a fashion show for a Women's History Month pro-ject.
  • Ruling: Nurse can't wear Christian cross; Muslim nurses can wear hijab

    04/06/2010 3:55:10 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 31 replies · 834+ views ^ | 04/06/2010 | Michael Ireland
    British healtcare system bans cross - tribunal upholds decision: According to the Christian Legal Center (CLC), which represented Mrs. Chaplin, the Tribunal found that there was no discrimination because all staff were treated equally. No one was permitted to wear a cross around their neck for religious reasons but if someone wanted to wear a hijab for religious reasons they could. The CLC says the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Trust indicated that they would permit exemptions in their uniform policy for religious and cultural symbols that were 'mandatory' within the religion. CLC stated: "It would seem that, without evidence,...
  • A Crossless Christianity

    04/03/2010 10:55:16 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 35 replies · 488+ views
    The Empty Pulpit ^ | Mike Oppenheimer
    The cross is mounted on church steeples. We have overlaid it with gold to wear around our neck or on our lapel. In doing so, have we forgotten that the cross is an instrument of death! It was for Christ and it is for us - death to self. Are we bearing our cross daily?" ~ A.W. Tozer 'If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.' (Luke 9:23) All of Christianity begins and centers upon the person of Jesus and his work on the cross. It was Paul who...
  • The Soiled Landscape of Redemption

    04/02/2010 10:49:57 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 156+ views
    The process of redemption has always been messy. Think on the cross and see the gruesome visage and scarlet body, hanging and writhing in agony over the soiled landscape beneath this figure draped in horror. There is nothing antiseptic here, nothing that presents a neat, little package waiting to be opened beneath Rockwell’s Christmas tree. This is the soiled landscape of redemption, arrayed in all its gory glory, and lifted up for all to breathe in the smell of sweat and to behold the ghastly vision of a tortured God. This is the crimson mirror in which we see both...
  • beautiful song

    04/02/2010 6:22:10 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 8 replies · 338+ views
    check out this powerful song on this holy day...its called didn't he? by Randy matthews
  • Lights out for cross on hill in Livermore

    04/02/2010 12:44:22 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies · 459+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 4/2/10 | Jeanine Benca
    LIVERMORE — It's a finable offense in some parts of Alameda County to light any sign — including the sign of the cross, say county officials, who have pulled the plug on a familiar religious landmark near the Altamont Pass. Most motorists traveling east on I-580 can't help but notice the 580-foot-by-300-foot cross with the words "Jesus Saves" visible on a hillside from the north side of the freeway. Until a couple months ago, the brightness of the carving rivaled that of the Las Vegas Strip most nights of the week. Strands of generator-powered Christmas lights stretching a third of...
  • Is Your Church Losing Blood? (We preach the Cross, yes; redemption, yes; but blood, rarely)

    04/01/2010 7:32:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies · 389+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 04/01/2010 | Russell D. Moore
    American Christianity is far less bloody than it used to be. Songs like “Power in the Blood” or “There Is a Fountain Filled with Blood” or “Are You Washed in the Blood?” are still sung in some places, but fewer and fewer, and there aren’t many newer songs or praise choruses so focused on blood. The Cross, yes; redemption, yes; but blood, rarely. We’re eager to speak of life, but hesitant to speak of blood. And this is not only a Protestant phenomenon. Roman Catholics-centered as they are on the Eucharist-often seem to go out of their way to speak...
  • Glory Be To Jesus

    03/31/2010 6:27:51 PM PDT · by GAB-1955 · 4 replies · 319+ views
    Public Domain ^ | Italian, 18th Century translated by Edward Caswall
    Glory be to Jesus, Who in bitter pains Poured for me the lifeblood From His sacred veins! Grace and life eternal In that blood I find; Blest be His compassion, Infinitely kind! Blest through endless ages Be the precious stream Which from endless torment Did the world redeem! Abel's blood for vengeance Pleaded to the skies But the blood of Jesus For our pardon cries. Oft as earth exulting Wafts its praise on high, Angel hosts rejoicing Make their glad reply. Lift we, then, our voices, Swell the mighty flood; Louder still and louder Praise the precious blood!
  • RESURRECTION: NYT runs Obama 'cross' photo...

    03/15/2010 9:30:57 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 50 replies · 1,851+ views
    The Drudge Report/NY Times ^ | March 15, 2010 | Drudge Report/NY Times
    RESURRECTION: NYT runs Obama 'cross' photo...
  • Copy of the letter Anthem Blue Cross sent to the chair of the Assembly Health Committee

    03/12/2010 9:44:01 AM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies · 419+ views
    Anthem Blue Cross ^ | 3/12/10 | Leslie A. Margolin President and General Manager Anthem Blue Cross
    VIA EMAIL AND OVERNIGHT DELIVERY Assembly Member Dave Jones Chair, Assembly Health Committee State of California Assembly 915 L Street, Suite 110 Sacramento, CA 95814 Dear Chairman Jones: Thank you for the opportunity to speak with you and the members of your Assembly Health Committee last Tuesday. Committee members’ questions were, by and large, thoughtful, appropriate and aimed at getting to an understanding of the drivers of escalating premium costs. I am sorry I was not better able to answer questions regarding the Individual market; however, I am assured you will receive responses to your questions on those issues in...
  • Anthem Blue Cross broke law more than 700 times, official says

    02/22/2010 2:15:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies · 434+ views
    L..A. Times ^ | 2/22/10 | Duke Helfand
    California Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner says the insurer failed to pay medical claims on time and misrepresented policies from 2006 to 2009. The firm faces up to $7 million in fines. California's largest for-profit health insurer violated state law more than 700 times over a three-year period by failing to pay medical claims on time and misrepresenting policies to customers, the state's insurance commissioner said Monday. Anthem Blue Cross could face fines of up to $7 million stemming from the alleged violations from 2006 to 2009. Commissioner Steve Poizner said that the insurer repeatedly failed to respond to state regulators...
  • First, the Cross

    02/20/2010 6:02:01 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 136+ views
    The Daily Spurgeon ^ | 19th Century | Charles Spurgeon
    Christ’s second coming was never intended to take the place of Christ’s crucifixion, and yet there have been some, I fear, who, in their zeal for the very great and important truth of the coming glory, have suffered the blazing light of the second advent to obscure the milder radiance, and the more healing beams of the first advent, with its bloody sweat, its scourge, and thorn-crown, and ransom price for sinners lost. Let it be never forgotten, that while we bless Immanuel, God with us, for his incarnation, and we joyfully perceive that even our Lord’s birth in human...
  • Attorney asked by judge to remove Ash Wednesday observance

    02/20/2010 6:28:41 AM PST · by Free Vulcan · 139 replies · 2,269+ views
    Iowa Independent ^ | 02/19/10 | Lynda Waddington
    A Marshall County Attorney in the midst of prosecuting an attempted murder case was asked by the court Wednesday to remove a smudge of ash from his forehead, a Catholic custom done in conjunction with the beginning of Lent. Conservative writer Ken Black of the Marshalltown Times-Republican reports that Paul Crawford, an assistant county attorney, returned to the courtroom following a lunch break with the ash on his forehead. Catholics place the mark, which is often done in the shape of a cross, on their foreheads as a sign of repentance. The ash itself is often a by-product of the...
  • Anthem Blue Cross's Announcement That It Will Temporarily Suspend a 39% Rate Increase

    02/13/2010 8:36:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies · 666+ views
    breitbart ^ | 2/13/10 | breitbart
    LOS ANGELES, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement is being issued today by Consumer Watchdog -- Anthem Blue Cross's announcement today that it will temporarily suspend a premium increase of up to 39% or more should not deter the California Legislature from taking immediate action to regulate health insurance premium increases, said Consumer Watchdog.
  • Church doesn't need this cross to bear

    02/13/2010 1:13:42 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 13 replies · 364+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 11, 2010 | John W. Fountain
    It was the talk on a local Christian radio show the other morning: An Alabama congregation's plan to build a giant cross to the tune of more than $230,000. It would overlook Interstate 22 as a monumental testament to the risen Christ and also a potential drive-by witness to lost souls. The question being bantered about on WMBI radio was, "When some in the world suffer religious persecution and worship in mud huts, should American Christians build expensive monuments?" Hmm, I wondered. Illinois has its own -- "world's largest cross" -- a nearly 200-foot stunner that emerges along I-57 in...
  • Cross Placed at Air Force Pagan Circle Deemed 'Destructive'

    02/04/2010 5:55:09 PM PST · by ezfindit · 153 replies · 2,050+ views
    FoxNews via CDS ^ | 2/4/2010 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A large wooden cross was placed at an Air Force Academy worship area for pagans and other Earth-centered religions, prompting an investigation by academy officials, though some caution that it’s hardly “destructive behavior.” Mikey Weinstein, founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, said an Air Force Academy staffer spotted the cross — erected with railroad ties — lying against a rock at a worship area for pagan groups at the academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Jan. 17.
  • Cross found at Air Force Academy's Wicca center

    02/03/2010 10:40:29 AM PST · by Lorianne · 51 replies · 1,342+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 3, 2010 | DeeDee Correll
    The Air Force Academy, stung several years ago by accusations of Christian bias, has built a new outdoor worship area for pagans and other practitioners of Earth-based religions. But its opening, heralded as a sign of a more tolerant religious climate at the academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., was marred by the discovery two weeks ago of a large wooden cross placed there. "We've been making great progress at the Air Force Academy. This is clearly a setback," said Mikey Weinstein, a 1977 graduate of the academy. He is founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, and has often tangled...
  • Masked members of Britain's newest and fastest growing protest group intimidate [Muslims]

    12/26/2009 11:01:39 PM PST · by Lorianne · 35 replies · 2,297+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 26th December 2009 | Billy Briggs
    On Platform One at Bolton station a mob of around 100 men punch the air in unison. The chant goes up: 'Muslim bombers, off our streets, Muslim bombers off our streets...' Their voices echo loudly and more men suddenly appear; startled passengers move aside. The group march forward waving St George Cross flags and holding up placards. The throng of men around me applaud. A train heading for Glasgow draws up on the opposite platform and the men turn as one, bursting into song: 'Engelaand, Engelaand, Engelaand.' The gathering is remarkable, as on a match day these men would be...
  • College prof: Christian crosses like swastikas

    12/17/2009 12:49:48 PM PST · by antidemoncrat · 48 replies · 1,762+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 12/17/09 | Chelsea Schilling
    A student says a Dallas public community-college teacher compared crosses to swastikas while explaining a school ban on religious items made in ceramics classes.
  • 2nd-grader sent home for crucifix drawing [Obama: "We're No Longer Just A Christian Nation"]

    12/15/2009 5:44:07 PM PST · by Steelfish · 110 replies · 2,412+ views
    AP Report ^ | December 15th 2009
    2nd-grader sent home for crucifix drawing Dad says teacher became upset when boy drew himself on a cross Dec . 15, 2009 TAUNTON, Mass. - An 8-year-old boy was sent home from school and ordered to undergo a psychological evaluation after he was asked to make a Christmas drawing and came up with what appeared to be a stick figure of Jesus on a cross, the child's father said Tuesday. Chester Johnson told WBZ-TV that his son made the drawing on Dec. 2 after his second-grade teacher asked children to sketch something that reminded them of the holiday. Johnson said...