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  • Choice and Consequences

    02/24/2015 5:49:50 AM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-23-15 | Msgr. Charlels Pope
    Choice and Consequences By: Msgr. Charles PopeThe themes of early Lent are pretty basic. The ashes of Ash Wednesday announce the simple truth that we are going to die and  thereafter face judgment. Hence, we need to repent and come to believe the good news that only Jesus can save us.Another early reading from Thursday after Ash Wednesday featured Moses laying out the basic reality that all of us have a choice to make. He says to us,Today I have set before youlife and prosperity, death and doom …I call heaven and earth today to witness against you:I have set before you life...
  • Muslim Cleric Urges Homeless Women to Become Sex-Slaves

    04/05/2014 6:31:34 AM PDT · by GreyFriar · 13 replies
    FrontPage.com ^ | April 4, 2014 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Within the context of keeping the Syrian jihad alive, it seems there is no end to the attempts of some Islamic clerics to legitimize otherwise forbidden behavior in order to gratify the sexual urges of the jihadis and keep them fighting Syrian president Bashar Assad. First, there was the now infamous sex-jihad fatwa, which holds that any Muslim woman who willingly allows her body to be used by the sexually-deprived jihadis becomes herself a jihadi, if not a martyr, deserving of all the honor and rewards associated with those titles. (Much has been written about the sex jihad, including videotaped...
  • Oprah and the Atheists

    11/03/2013 8:42:48 AM PST · by Salvation · 22 replies
    CatholicAnswers ^ | October 23, 2013 | Trent Horn
    Oprah and the AtheistsTrent Horn October 23, 2013 | Members of the atheist community are outraged, but not at their usual targets, such as conservative politicians or pastors. Instead, they have set their sights on Oprah Winfrey.This past weekend on her show Super Soul Sunday, Oprah interviewed Diana Nyad, the 64-year-old marathon swimmer, to discuss her amazing feat of swimming from Cuba to Florida in 53 hours. During the course of the interview the following exchange occurred:Nyad: I can stand at the beach’s edge with the most devout Christian, Jew, Buddhist, go on down the line, and weep with the...
  • Does The MSM-e Support Female Rabbis & Imams? They Push For Female Priests Within Roman Catholicism

    08/13/2013 11:52:11 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 21 replies
    8/13/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    The MSM-e, hollywood, activist atheists, activists within the Roman Catholic Church (RCC),etc, have been, and are pushing really hard for the Roman Catholic Church to change its stance on not allowing females to serve as priests. I don't see these same usual suspects pushing for greater "inclusiveness," i.e., pushing for Sunni, Shiite, or Sufi Islam to allow female Imams or pushing for female Rabbis within Orthodox Judaism, or even other branches of the same.
  • He's Back: Keith Olbermann Returning to Cable TV in October

    06/06/2013 2:55:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | June 6, 2013 | Randy Hall
    Like a zombie that just won't stay dead, pretentious left-wing talking head Keith Olbermann has somehow managed to find a way to befoul Americans' living rooms once more. Thankfully, unless you are a baseball junkie, you won't have to witness his bloviations since Olbermann is scheduled to serve as a host for the Turner Broadcasting System's coverage of post-season Major League Baseball playoff games. The move is a logical one for Olbermann, who began his television career as a sportscaster for almost 20 years before venting his venom on politics for the liberal MSNBC and Current TV channels. According to...
  • Conflicted about Fasting and Abstinence -- They're on the way back! [Catholic Caucus]

    04/12/2013 8:50:10 PM PDT · by Salvation · 24 replies
    CatholicCulture.org ^ | April 12, 2013 | Dr. Jeff Mirus
    Conflicted about Fasting and Abstinence By Dr. Jeff Mirus| April 12, 2013 3:30 PM Have you noticed that fasting and abstinence are making a modest comeback in the Churchat least the English-speaking Churchwhich all but abandoned these practices during the course of the 20th century? The English bishops brought back abstinence formally in 2011. The American bishops have been calling for it, without actually changing the rules, since 2012.Back in my grandparents day, each Friday of the year was a day of fast and abstinence (plus some other days), and all the days of Lent were fast days with...
  • VIDEO: Terror TV's Al Jazeera aka Current TV's Jihad against Pamela Geller

    03/03/2013 9:26:57 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 3/3/13 | Pamela Geller
    Terror TV, Al Jazeera, is wasting no time exploiting its buy of "Current TV" to advance its malevolent jihadist propaganda. Al Jazeera-Current is going after the vocal among us who are exposing their terror ties and lies to advance sharia and jihad. They did a segment on my defense of freedom as "islamophobia." Of course Hamas-CAIR posted the video here. Al Jazeera is the leading terrorist propaganda organization in the world. Jihad murder mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki has praised Al Jazeera, and several years ago one of its most prominent reporters was arrested on terror charges. Al Jazeera also has for...
  • Gore, Current silent as cleric affirms death penalty for leaving Islam on Al-Jazeera

    02/12/2013 4:13:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/12/13 | Nicole Lafond
    Aides to former Democratic Vice President Al Gore have failed to respond to a recent Al-Jazeera TV broadcast, in which a top imam affirmed the death penalty for anyone who quits Islam. Gore sold his Current TV network to Al-Jazeera, which now plans to extend its broadcast into the United States this summer, according to Ashok Sinha, vice president of corporate communications at Current TV/Al-Jazeera America.
  • Gore Makes Money for Nothing but His Chicks Aren't Free

    01/29/2013 8:04:33 AM PST · by publius321 · 23 replies
    "...Now, many of us have known or heard of someone who picked a skyrocketing stock through dumb luck or investment acumen and made a killing in that stock as they held on to it for a few years. With this guy however, lightning just keeps striking over and over again. So he comes out of the Washington with a bunch of debt. Then he finds himself, a man who never worked in the private sector much less start a business - having stock options dumped in his lap by two corporations whose shares turn out to be the biggest...
  • As depth of betrayal sinks in, followers of Al Gore feel confused and misled

    01/12/2013 5:57:39 PM PST · by george76 · 80 replies
    Irish Central ^ | January 11, 2013 | Ed Farnan
    In the history of mankind there are countless instances of cult figures who have lead their followers to ruin and disillusionment. Names like Jim Jones, David Koresh, The Pied Piper, Bernie Madoff, Adolph Hitler, Charles Manson, Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and a whole host of TV evangelists have done their damage. It was easy for those outside and not sucked in by these hucksters to see the message they peddled defied logic, science and the laws of economics: Alchemy, master race, buy your way into heaven, getting something for nothing, all have that common thread. ... Gore was making hundreds of...
  • Current situation: Staffers talk about first meeting with Al Jazeera

    01/08/2013 10:14:38 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    NEW YORK POST ^ | January 8, 2013 | LINDA STASI
    Just call him Al Gorezeera. Yesterday morning, the still shell shocked staff at Current TV was called to an all hands staff meeting at its San Francisco headquarters, which was teleconferenced to their offices in LA and NYC, to meet their new bosses. That would be two of Al Jazeeras top guys: Ehab Al Shihabi, executive director of international operations, and Muftah AlSuwaidan, general manager of the London bureau. Ominously missing was the creator of Current, the self proclaimed inventor of the Internet and savior of clean energy, Al Gore, although his partner, Joel Hyatt, stood proudly with the Al...
  • Al Gores employees a bit upset over the sale of Current TV to Big Oil

    01/08/2013 5:25:30 PM PST · by Starman417 · 36 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-08-13 | Curt
    It's nice to see a progressive admit that their old hero is a hypocrite: Yesterday morning, the still shell shocked staff at Current TV was called to an all hands staff meeting at its San Francisco headquarters, which was teleconferenced to their offices in LA and NYC, to meet their new bosses. That would be two of Al Jazeeras top guys: Ehab Al Shihabi, executive director of international operations, and Muftah AlSuwaidan, general manager of the London bureau. Ominously missing was the creator of Current, the self proclaimed inventor of the Internet and savior of clean energy, Al Gore, although...
  • Current TV Staffers Blast Bulls---ter Al Gore for Selling Out to Big Oil

    01/08/2013 1:26:51 PM PST · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    http://newsbusters.org ^ | January 08, 2013 | Matthew Sheffield
    Former vice president Al Gore, newly flush with cash from his sale of his Current TV to Al Qaeda's favorite TV channel, Al Jazeera, did not even bother to show up for the first meeting between the Current staff and the new ownership. New York Post TV critic Linda Stasi has the story: Yesterday morning, the still shell shocked staff at Current TV was called to an all hands staff meeting at its San Francisco headquarters, which was teleconferenced to their offices in LA and NYC, to meet their new bosses. That would be two of Al Jazeera’s top guys:...
  • Gore Turned Down Glenn Beck For Qatar

    01/03/2013 2:07:17 PM PST · by zeestephen · 24 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 03 January 2013 | Alana Goodman
    Glen Beck was too "right wing" - So Gore sold to "an authoritarian-Islamist government that has criminalized homosexuality, discriminates against non-Muslims, prosecutes journalists, and has a Not Free rating from Freedom House."
  • Al Gore Sells Al TV to Al Jazeera Because They Have The Same Goal!!!

    01/03/2013 9:17:42 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 14 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-4-2013 | MOTUS
    Well how about that little Goreacle? When he made a gazillion dollars by creating the Church of Global Warming and setting up a convenient donation program by selling carbon credits (which were created, quite literally, out of thin air), we thought it was a fluke.(snip) We may have been wrong. By selling his nascent Current TV network to Al-Jazeera he has clearly moved into mogul deal-making status. Q: is Al Gore now wealthy enough to officially be maligned as part of the hated 1% A: Of course not, hes a well-intentioned liberal. (snip)Its not that there werent other suitors who...
  • Where is God At Times Like These? A meditation in the wake of a violent atrocity [Prayer Ping]

    12/14/2012 10:01:32 PM PST · by Salvation · 44 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington.org ^ | 12-14-12 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Where is God At Times Like These? A meditation in the wake of a violent atrocity.By: Msgr. Charles Pope One of the great mysteries to to believer and non-believer alike is the mystery of evil and suffering. If there is a God who is omnipotent and omniscient how can he tolerate evil, injustice, and suffering of the innocent? Where was God yesterday when the shootings in Connecticut occurred? Where is God when a young girl is raped, when genocide is committed, when evil men hatch their plots? Why Did God even conceive the evil ones, and let them be...
  • Second Seal: World War 3 (For your discernment)

    12/01/2012 12:49:39 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies
    TheWarningSecondComing.com ^ | Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 @ 03:10 am | Maria from Jesus
    Second Seal: World War 3 Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 @ 03:10 am My dearest beloved daughter I must inform you that a Third World War is about to unfold in the world My tears flow this morning as you can see.*The Second Seal is about to unfold as foretold to John the Evangelist in the Book of Revelation.It will start in Europe.Your banking system will be the cause and Germany, once again, will be involved in this tragedy as it was on the last two occasions.When it commences much will be over saving the economy and catastrophe will affect...
  • Six Blogs You Should Visit Today

    11/14/2012 7:32:03 AM PST · by plsjr · 14 replies
    Tea Party Patriots ^ | 20121114 | Tea Party Patriots
    Bloggers thrive on comments and traffic. So when you go to these blogs do four simple things. Read the posts and find some that interest you.Comment on the posts and join the conversation. Share links to the stories that interest you by copying the web URLs and posting them on Facebook.Go back on a regular basis to stay up-to-date. Six Blogs to Add to Your Routine American Thinkerhttp://www.americanthinker.com/ Angry White Dude http://angrywhitedude.com/ iOwnTheWorld.comhttp://iowntheworld.com/blog/ NoisyRoom.nethttp://noisyroom.net/blog/ The Political Commentatorhttp://politicsandfinance.blogspot.com/ The Rio Norte Linehttp://therionorteline.com/ Thank you for continuing the fight! Tea Party Patriots National Support Team
  • Gore's Current TV Up For Sale

    10/26/2012 6:24:11 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 26, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    Al Gore's Current TV is up for sale. According to the New York Post, there has been enough interest in the television channel nobody watches let alone heard of that CEO Joel Hyatt has decided to shop around for offers. Current has been approached many times by media companies interested in acquiring our company, Hyatt told the Post. He's apparently had three inquiries. "As a consequence," said Hyatt, "we thought it might be useful to engage expertise to help us evaluate our strategic options. A source told the Post the network is interviewing numerous investment banks but still hasn't...
  • Following the Truth:Dont Be Afraid To Cross The Line For Jesus!(Catholics MUST evangelize!)

    08/25/2012 3:00:04 PM PDT · by Salvation · 13 replies
    FollowingtheTruth.com ^ | Jul 3rd, 2012 | Gary Zimak
    Dont Be Afraid To Cross The Line For Jesus! Jul 3rd, 2012by Gary Zimak. There was a preacher once who was saying to the congregation, It is wrong to steal horses. The congregation answered, Amen,amen. It is wrong to steal cows. Amen, Amen! Then he said, It is wrong to steal chickens. And someone shouted back, Now he is meddling. Up until that point, conscience was not touched. (Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen)I recently wrote a blog post about the need for Catholics to take action against some of President Obamas policies, mainly his health care plan and the HHS...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: LAW OF CONSCIENCE, 05-24-12

    05/24/2012 8:14:36 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 05-24-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):LAW OF CONSCIENCE The natural law as it manifests itself within each person's conscience, where its dictates are expressed by certain basic tendencies of nature, evaluated and regulated by right reason. It is binding in conscience as the fundamental source of moral duty. Human law, on the other hand, is binding only insofar as it agrees with the natural law of conscience. All human beings are subject to the law of conscience, no matter when or where they live. It is, therefore, universal and unchangeable. No one can dispense from its observance, which becomes binding as...
  • I Miss Women Wearing Hats and Veils in Church. A brief reminiscence of days gone by

    04/11/2012 5:08:39 PM PDT · by Salvation · 146 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | april 10th, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    I Miss Women Wearing Hats and Veils in Church. A brief reminiscence of days gone by.By: Msgr. Charles Pope I know, I know, I am so hopelessly old fashioned. But I want to say, I miss women wearing hats. I have written before (HERE) of how I miss them wearing the veil in Church. But even before the veil, the hat was more commonly worn by women in 1940s and before (See photo below left, of my parish taken in the early 1950s, click photo for a larger view). Veils became popular in the later 1950s and 1960s before...
  • Exclusive: Low ratings could end cable deal for Gore's Current TV

    04/05/2012 10:33:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 5, 2012 | Peter Lauria
    Al Gore's Current TV has bigger problems to deal with than a potential lawsuit from fired news anchor Keith Olbermann - namely not getting kicked off Time Warner Cable for low ratings. According to three sources with knowledge of the situation, Time Warner Cable Inc's carriage agreement with Current TV stipulates that, if the left-leaning political news network fails to meet a minimum threshold for overall viewers in a given quarter, financial penalties such as Current TV being required to increase marketing and promotion spending on the cable operator's systems are triggered.
  • Exclusive: Low ratings could end cable deal for Gore's Current TV

    04/04/2012 10:04:14 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 5, 2012 | Peter Lauria
    (Reuters) - Al Gore's Current TV has bigger problems to deal with than a potential lawsuit from fired news anchor Keith Olbermann - namely not getting kicked off Time Warner Cable for low ratings. According to three sources with knowledge of the situation, Time Warner Cable Inc's carriage agreement with Current TV stipulates that, if the left-leaning political news network fails to meet a minimum threshold for overall viewers in a given quarter, financial penalties such as Current TV being required to increase marketing and promotion spending on the cable operator's systems are triggered. If Current TV misses the audience...
  • Keith Olbermann: Current Won't Pay $50 Million Deal, Cites Breach, Sabotage, Disparagement

    04/01/2012 3:39:40 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 41 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | March 30, 2012 | Marisa Guthrie
    Keith Olbermann was informed Thursday morning that Current was terminating its five-year, $50 million contract with its star anchor. The network sent an e-mail to Olbermanns agent, Nick Khan at ICM, on Thursday morning stating that Olbermann was being let go for material, serial breach of contract and informed him that Eliot Spitzer would take Countdowns 8 p.m. time slot effective immediately. (Spitzer will keep Olbermanns staff and film his show, Viewpoint, out of the same Manhattan studio.) According to knowledgeable sources, the issues were Olbermanns repeated unauthorized absences as well as sabotaging the network and attacking Current and...
  • Current TV Dismisses Keith Olbermann

    Current TV said Friday afternoon that it had terminated the contract of its lead anchor Keith Olbermann, scarcely one year after he was hired to reboot the fledgling channel in his progressive political image. Mr. Olbermann did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Current indicated that he had failed to honor the terms of his five-year, $50 million contract, giving the channel the right to terminate it. In a letter to viewers, the channel said Friday, We created Current to give voice to those Americans who refuse to rely on corporate-controlled media and are seeking an authentic progressive...
  • The Key to True Fasting

    02/22/2012 7:40:57 PM PST · by Salvation · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | February 22, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Key to True FastingBy: Msgr. Charles Pope Required fasting is almost non-existent in the Catholic Church today. Even the two days where fasting is required for those over 18 and under 60, it is really a mitigated fast of two small snack-like meals and one regular sized meal (no snacks in between now!). Not really a fast at all. A truer fast (going without food for the whole day) is practiced by some today as a personal discipline and it is laudable if a person is able.Yet, even the mitigated fast is hard for many as are most...
  • Oprah, Tyler Perry guests at Lakewood service

    11/08/2011 5:37:58 AM PST · by Bed_Zeppelin · 11 replies
    chron.com ^ | November 6, 2011 | Staff report
    Oprah Winfrey created a buzz Sunday in Houston with a surprise appearance at the 11 a.m. service at Lakewood Church. Seated in the front row of the crowd of roughly 13,000, Oprah and Tyler Perry were announced as guests at the service. Houstonian Diego Quintanilla, who was sitting near the duo, tweeted: "I'm freaking out!! I can't breathe! It smells like money and amazingness!!"
  • DOWN BY HALF: Keith Olbermann Posts Worst Ratings Yet

    09/20/2011 5:23:51 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 9/20/11 | Glynnis MacNicol
    Turns out Keith Olbermann's fans may not be willing to follow him to the ends of the earth. Or in this case Current TV. The Daily News reports that Olbermann's show has lost nearly half its viewers since its June Debut. Current doesn't make Olbermann's ratings public (unless the show has a particularly good week as it did in the last week of August), but the NYDN got its hands on some numbers and they're not great.
  • Secret U.S. experiments to prompt 2nd Coming?

    08/22/2011 7:04:27 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 24 replies
    WND ^ | August 21, 2011 | Joe Kovacs
    Is mankind's quest for knowledge, power and longer life about to backfire and wipe human beings off the face of the Earth? Secret experiments now underway in the U.S. and elsewhere are sparking fears of a potential extinction-level event hastening the 2nd Coming of Jesus. For decades now, there have been science-fiction stories portraying a future filled with spectacular abilities for people, where the definition of what makes someone a human being is blurred by blending high technology and even animal traits into the human body. In the 1970s, TV's "Six Million Dollar Man" featured Lee Majors as a critically...
  • Jesus, Mary and ... Josephine? It's lesbian Nativity at church

    08/05/2011 10:54:53 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 40 replies
    WND ^ | August 04, 2011 | Joe Kovacs
    The Bible's account of the night Jesus was born is noted for some well-known characters at the Bethlehem manger, including the baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph and some shepherds following the instructions of an angel. The famous wise men were not present, as they showed up later when Jesus was a young child in a house. And as far as the New Testament indicates, there weren't any lesbians there either. Now a Christian church in America's heartland is helping redefine the story, as its most-recent living Nativity scene in December featured two women instead of a man and a women starring...
  • For Gay Christian Musicians, Work Balances Faith, Art, Love

    08/01/2011 9:03:54 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 46 replies
    NPR ^ | July 31, 2011 | David Person
    Many Christian denominations denounce homosexuality as a sin. As a result, gay Christian singers, songwriters and musicians face a challenge in balancing their art, their sexuality and their faith. For those few who have decided to come out, it has meant giving up successful careers. Singer-songwriter Jennifer Knapp has sold more than a million albums and earned Dove Awards on the strength of songs like her 1998 hit, "Undo Me." But in 2002, at the height of her career as a contemporary Christian artist, Knapp suddenly stopped making music. "Knowing that I was going to have to publicly deal with...
  • Cenk Uygur Suggests To Keith Olbermann That MSNBC Trades Honesty For Access

    07/22/2011 7:00:38 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 7/22/11 | Colby Hall
    This week Cenk Uygur lost his spot as interim host of the 6pm slot on MSNBC; since then there has been something of a he said/he said surrounding the reasons behind Uygurs departure from the cable news network. Last night, Uygur appeared on Countdown with Keith Olbermann, which now appears on the fledgling Current network, for an interview rife with hidden meanings, subtext, and almost Shakespearean tragic tones. There is a lot to unpack in the following clip, but the core of it centers around the notion of established, mainstream media, and whether or not Uygur was somehow a victim...
  • Monks teach maleness to Thai 'ladyboys'

    07/17/2011 7:21:15 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 27 replies
    ABS-CBN News ^ | July 16, 2011 | Janesara Fugal
    CHIANG KHONG - The 15-year-old aspiring "ladyboy" delicately applied a puff of talcum powder to his nose -- an act of rebellion at the Thai Buddhist temple where he is learning to "be a man". "They have rules here that novice monks cannot use powder, make-up, or perfume, cannot run around and be girlish," said Pipop Thanajindawong, who was sent to Wat Kreung Tai Wittaya, in Chiang Khong on the Thai-Laos border, to tame his more feminine traits. But the monks running the temple's program to teach masculinity to boys who are "katoeys", the Thai term for transsexuals or ladyboys,...
  • Ageing Church of England 'will be dead in 20 years'

    07/16/2011 7:10:45 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | July 12, 2011 | Tim Ross
    The average age of its members is now 61 and by 2020 a crisis of natural wastage will lead to their numbers falling through the floor, the Churchs national assembly was told. The Church was compared to a company impeccably managing itself into failure, during exchanges at the General Synod in York. The warnings follow an internal report calling for an urgent national recruitment drive to attract more members. In the past 40 years, the number of adult churchgoers has halved, while the number of children attending regular worship has declined by four fifths.
  • Current TV CEO Not Worried About Keith Olbermanns Ratings Drop (Oberflop Alert)

    07/07/2011 5:57:42 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 7/7/11 | Mark Joyella
    As you may have heard once or twice before, its a marathon, not a sprint (unless, of course, youre talking about a sprint, then its a sprint, not a marathon). But we digress. Mark Rosenthal, CEO of Current TV, uses the sports metaphor to express his lack of concern over the second-week ratings drop for Keith Olbermanns Countdown. The show saw its ratings shrink by nearly a third during the week of June 27, averaging 93,000 viewers in the key 25-54 demographic.
  • Would You Go to Church if Services Were Shorter?

    07/06/2011 7:07:50 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 89 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | July 4, 2011 | R. Leigh Coleman
    One church leader says worship services today are too time consuming, speaking out during an era when discussions about long church services seem to be a touchy subject for many Christians. The Rev. Jonathan Gledhill, the Bishop of Lichfield, told a group of clergy in a speech in his London diocese this week that church services have become too long, recommending clergy should aim to keep the time of worship to no more than 50 minutes. The bishop continued to say that worship has become too complicated, leaving people who are not regular churchgoers feeling confused and excluded. "One of...
  • Shocker! Churches promoting Islam

    06/24/2011 3:36:08 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 37 replies
    WND ^ | June 24, 2011 | Michael Carl
    Dozens of churches, from Park Hill Congregational in Denver to Hillview United Methodist in Boise, Idaho, and First United Lutheran in San Francisco to St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church in Honolulu, are planning to send "a message both here at home and to the Arab and Muslim world about our respect for Islam" with a time to read the Quran during worship this Sunday. It's not just wrong, but dangerous, according to Christian trends analysts. The aim of the program, which is promoted by social activists behind the Faith Shared website, is to counter the message from Islamic activists who say...
  • Controversy follows Baptist theologian to North Texas

    06/22/2011 7:54:13 PM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 3 replies · 1+ views
    WFAA.com ^ | June 21, 2011 | BRETT SHIPP
    If there is such a thing as a controversial, lightning rod Baptist minister, then one is headed to North Texas. Ergun Caner is the former head of Jerry Falwell's Liberty Baptist Seminary in Lynchburg, Virginia, and his claims of having terrorist ties have clouded his credibility and perhaps his future. Claims of being so hated that he once had to dodge oranges being hurled from the audience is not what you might expect to hear from the Dean of Theology at Liberty Baptist Seminary. But it's part of the Ergun Caner mystique and legend... of having been raised a...
  • Meet the man whos re-creating Noahs Ark

    06/22/2011 10:47:48 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Today.MSNBC ^ | June 22, 2011 | By Michael Inbar
    While Noah will likely always remain the first name in arks, tourists are chomping at the bit to climb aboard Johans Ark, an ambitious re-creation of the biblical boat thats attracting gawkers galore along a waterfront shipyard in Dordrecht, a city in the western Netherlands. Dutch builder Johan Huibers is expected to complete work on the massive vessel sometime next month in what has been a staggeringly ambitious project to bring one of the best-known stories of the Bible to life. Its taken three years of his life and $1.6 million out of his pocket, but Huibers, owner of a...
  • Church welcomes Westboro protests, even though they deeply disagree

    06/19/2011 6:42:59 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 4 replies
    CNN Belief Blog ^ | June 17th, 2011 | Eric Marrapodi
    (CNN)When Westboro Baptist Church protesters roll into any given town, most places don't exactly put out the welcome mat, until this Sunday. "This False Prophet and His Blind Lemmings Welcome You to Our Whore House for God's Grace and Free Donuts," Pastor Mark Driscoll of Mars Hill Church in Seattle announced on his blog this week after learning that Westboro plans to picket one of his churches on Father's Day. Driscoll is a popular pastor in the Pacific Northwest. He heads a group of multisite churches that regularly draw 10,000 parishioners a week across 10 locations. He preaches live at...
  • Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Against Diocese Of Allentown

    06/12/2011 7:04:16 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 16 replies
    69 News, WFMZ-TV ^ | June 9, 2011 | Kyle Andersen
    ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- The Diocese of Allentown has found itself the target of a lawsuit that claims a woman was fired for being a Muslim. Omayma Arafa filed the federal lawsuit against the Diocese in May. The lawsuit states Arafa, who is a Muslim from Egypt, had no problems as an employee of the Diocese until August 2008, when her supervisor changed. In the lawsuit, Arafa said her new supervisor, a Monsignor, was not respectful of her religion. She said during Ramada in 2008 he forced her to take a lunch break, even though all she could do was sit...
  • Failed Judgment Day preacher hospitalized with stroke

    06/12/2011 6:52:06 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 22 replies
    WND ^ | June 11, 2011 | Joe Kovacs
    A California broadcaster who wrongly forecast the return of Jesus last month is now hospitalized after suffering a stroke. Harold Camping, 89, of Oakland-Calif.-based Family Radio was reportedly taken by ambulance Thursday night from his home in Alameda, Calif. "He had a stroke, it was on his right side," a neighbor of Camping's told the Oakland Tribune, noting that she and her husband helped and comforted Camping's wife, Shirley, as the event took place.
  • Traveling evangelist Bethel arrested in Tenn.

    06/06/2011 7:54:07 PM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 14 replies
    Daily Comet ^ | June 6, 2011 | The Associated Press
    <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A traveling evangelist who has sometimes aligned with Westboro Baptist Church has been jailed in Tennessee on charges of assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest.</p> <p>Nashville police Sgt. Robert Haught told WSMV-TV in Nashville that 48-year-old Glynis Bethel, who is associated with Twenty-First Century House of God in Loxley, Ala., pepper sprayed him in the face as he tried to stop her from leaving a scene Saturday.</p>
  • Obama's faith adviser likens Pat Robertson to bin Laden

    06/01/2011 6:55:38 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 17 replies
    WND ^ | May 31, 2011 | Aaron Klein
    President Obama's faith adviser, Eboo Patel, likened television evangelist Pat Robertson to Osama bin Laden, calling both "totalitarians" who worked collectively against coexistence. The statements by Patel mark the latest in a series of controversial remarks by the faith adviser to be reported by WND, including comments against the U.S. and Christianity. In February 2010, Obama named Patel to his Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Patel, a Muslim activist, is the founder and executive director of Chicago-based Interfaith Youth Core, which says it promotes pluralism by teaming people of different faiths on service projects.
  • Maybe doomsday is near

    05/28/2011 10:55:47 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 181 replies
    WND ^ | May 28, 2011 | Joseph Farrah
    Bible prophecy may have a bad name in the light of Harold Camping's misguided date-setting, but the biggest sign of the end may have been overlooked in all the rapture hysteria of last weekend. Once again, we've seen the U.S. hit with a series of deadly superstorms following Barack Obama's pledge to return Israel to pre-1967 borders. Just days after Obama insisted Israel must give up lands it won through military victory with its enemies, some 200 people were killed by a tornado in Joplin, Mo. There's a pattern here. We saw it in Katrina, when George Bush forced Israel's...
  • Oprah's Jesus Comments Reignite Faith Debate

    05/27/2011 7:24:12 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 33 replies
    CBN ^ | May 27, 2011 | Unknown
    During the final episode of her namesake show, Oprah Winfrey credited God for her success and said His grace is something everyone can have "if you let it in." While Winfrey's lengthy remarks about her beliefs during Wednesday's curtain call of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" drew applause from the audience, many Christians remained skeptical. "People often ask me what is the secret to the success of this show -- how have we lasted 25 years. I non-jokingly say, 'My team and Jesus,'" Winfrey said. "Because nothing but the hand of God has made this possible for me." Christians have criticized...
  • Bizarre Olbermann Fashion Statement - What is he wearing?!

    05/25/2011 11:37:42 AM PDT · by JedEckert2000 · 58 replies
    www.jedeckert.com ^ | May 25, 2011 | JedEckert2000
    Take a look at this video of Olbermann waddling around Yankee Stadium over the weekend. What is he wearing?! Is that a duster or a lab coat or maybe a butcher's smock?When is the last time you saw one of those - other than the bad guys in Pale Rider? And what does he have underneath that ridiculous jacket? Did he steal 25 sweatshirts from the Yankee store and is trying to smuggle them out?
  • Al Gore Denounces Rupert Murdoch's 'Abuse of Power' (Current TV gets bumped in Italy)

    05/19/2011 12:04:59 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | 5/19/11 | Adam Martin
    Al Gore Denounces Rupert Murdoch's 'Abuse of Power'By Adam Martin 01:03 PM ET Al Gore and Rupert Murdoch have never been best friends, but now they're locked in a very public clash, at the root of which sits Keith Olbermann, who recently joined Gore's Current TV. Gore took a swipe at Murdoch in the press today, telling the Guardian that it was an "abuse of power" for the News Corporation magnate to force his left-leaning Current TV off the air in Italy because it didn't fit his "idealogical agenda." Current got the abrupt word three weeks ago that the digital...
  • The Fight Over Billy Graham's Legacy

    05/17/2011 1:12:12 PM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 25 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 16, 2011 | Lisa Miller
    With the great evangelist in his twilight, his children are jostling over his image and the family name. In this weeks Newsweek, Lisa Miller reports on the younger Grahams politics, infightingand efforts to protect their father from the press.