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  • Religious leader thanks God for abortionists, calls them heroes

    12/27/2015 6:14:20 PM PST · by Morgana · 20 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | December 26, 2015 | Susan Michelle
    Tell us again how you love Jesus and support abortion. That’s what Reverend Harry Knox, leader of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC) does on a regular basis. The head of the religious group that supports and promotes Planned Parenthood, and does so in the name of God, wants to be sure that in the season that Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus, his group of religious leaders would have supported the right to abort the Christ-child. In a letter to the RCRC’s email list this month, Knox wrote: Thank God for abortion providers. Thank God for all the...
  • Obama: ‘Our Family Celebrates the Birth of Jesus and the Values He lived In His Own Life’

    12/26/2015 6:54:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 26, 2015 | 9:30 AM EST | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama delivered a videotaped Christmas message to the nation yesterday. In this message, the president said: "Today, like millions of Americans and Christians around the world, our family celebrates the birth of Jesus and the values He lived in his own life." The president and his family are on vacation in Hawaii. The last piece of legislation he signed was on Dec. 18. It was the omnibus spending bill, which permits funding of Planned Parenthood. ...
  • Obama: Christians who take religion most seriously suspicious of those not like them

    10/12/2015 2:28:36 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 108 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10/12/2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    In a wide-ranging conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson, President Obama suggested that Christians who take their religion the most seriously often adopt an us versus them mentality. In the interview, published in the Nov. 5 issue of The New York Review of Books, the president lamented the fact that here in the United States, sometimes Christian interpretation seems to posit an us versus them, and those are sometimes the loudest voices. But sometimes I think you also get frustrated with kind of the wishy-washy, more liberal versions where anything goes, Mr. Obama said, referring to Ms. Robinson. How...
  • Obama Pops into Miami Shrine, Shocks Priest

    06/01/2015 6:18:06 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 29 replies
    Crux ^ | 5/29/15 | Ana Rodriguez-Soto
    MIAMI The priest prayed an Our Father. The president lit a candle. And while gazing together at a revered image of Cubas patroness, the priest reminded the president of the suffering of Cubas people. Only in the United States thats possible, said the Rev. Juan Rumin Dominguez, rector of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Charity in Miami, as he recalled the whirlwind, unexpected visit of President Barack Obama early Thursday afternoon. The president was on his way to the airport after attending a Democratic fundraiser the night before and spending the morning at the National Hurricane Center....
  • Obama: Vulnerable Israel Would be Failure of My Presidency (facepalm!)

    04/06/2015 12:04:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    INN ^ | 4/6/2015, 7:46 AM | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    US President Barack Obama has said that a weakened Israel would be a fundamental failure of my presidency, claiming solidarity with America's long-time ally despite recent differences over the Iran nuclear deal. Obama admitted Israel has reason to be concerned about its foe, Iran, but he defended the framework agreement on Irans nuclear program that negotiators drew up last week. Obama made the comments to The New York Times in a 45-minute video interview on Saturday that was posted on Sunday, reports AFP. I would consider it a failure on my part, a fundamental failure of my presidency, if on...
  • Obama's Pesach message turns Jewish holiday into black holiday

    04/05/2015 11:16:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 4/5/15 | Carl in Jerusalem
    For Obama, it's never enough to greet Jews as Jews. He has to turn Pesach (Passover) into a black holiday (if you missed it, follow the link to Weasel Zippers and he has it highlighted). He did the same thing in his post-Seder message. For the seventh year in a row, President and Mrs. Obama hosted the annual White House Seder. The Seder provides an opportunity for the First Family to join in retelling the story of the Israelites arduous journey through the desert from slavery in Egypt to liberation in the Promised Land. In recounting the story, they joined...
  • The Jointly Ordained Lesbian Couple Making History For Presbyterians

    04/03/2015 3:57:18 AM PDT · by Cronos · 46 replies
    Huffpost ^ | 27.Mar.2015 | Carol Kuruvilla
    This past Sunday, the lives of the Rev. Kaci Clark-Porter and the Rev. Holly Clark-Porter intertwined in perhaps an even more extraordinarily spiritual way, as the couple walked down the aisle at Wilmington, Delawares First and Central Presbyterian Church to become ordained Christian ministers. The ordination came just days after the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) announced a change in its constitution that embraced a more inclusive definition of marriage, defining it as being between "two people" instead of between a man and a woman. With this change, PC(USA) becomes the largest Protestant group to offer a nationwide welcome for LGBTQ...
  • Im a Presbyterian Minister Who Doesnt Believe in God

    03/21/2015 7:33:01 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 116 replies
    Patheos ^ | March 17, 2015 | John Shuck
    How can you call yourself a Christian, let alone a minister?! I get asked that question frequently and the questioner is hostile more often than not. Still, I like to answer it if I believe the questioner is sincere. Though I self-identify as a Christian and I am an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), I raised eyebrows a few years ago when I posted an article on my website about how my personal beliefs dont align with those of most Presbyterians. For example, I believe that: - Religion is a human construct - The symbols of faith are...
  • Is it Possible to be a Liberal Christian?

    03/19/2015 9:26:44 AM PDT · by Shery · 29 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_f7N60N2rA ^ | Published on March 17, 2015 | Zonation
    This is definitely one of my favorite videos from ZoNation in some time. Zo tackles the combination of liberalism and Christianity and whether or not they can mix:
  • Rev Graham: Obama Holder Pushing a 'New Morality That Does Not Include God'-An Anti-Christ Movement'

    03/12/2015 8:39:35 AM PDT · by xzins · 91 replies
    CNS ^ | March 11, 2015 | Michael W. Chapman
    President Barack Obama and his outgoing attorney general, Eric Holder, are, along with "progressives" in government, forcing "a new morality" on the American people, a "morality that does not include God" and which is "an Anti-Christ movement," said Reverend Franklin Graham. "There is an anti-Christian bias that is now in our government, has permeated our government, thats also permeated Washington but [also] at the state and local level," said Rev. Graham during a Mar. 11 interview on Washington Watch With Tony Perkins. "Its the progressives, whatever you want to call them, that are trying -- and the president is into...
  • Obama Taking His Family to Selma; Remembers Trayvon Martin at WH Event

    02/27/2015 8:25:32 PM PST · by PROCON · 52 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | Feb. 27, 2015 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - "Next week, Michelle and I and the girls will be traveling to Selma to pay tribute, not just as a president or a first lady or as African Americans, but as Americans -- to those who changed the course of history at the Edmund Pettus Bridge," President Obama told a gathering at the White House on Thursday. Obama mentioned the "legends and giants of the civil rights movement" as well as "the countless American heroes" who aren't named in the history books, all of whom marched and sang and organized "to change this country for the better." He...
  • A Simple Way to Satisfy the Liberal Outlets Asking Republicans if They Think Obama is a Christian

    02/24/2015 11:30:46 AM PST · by 7thson · 39 replies
    In reading and hearing how the lib media is trying to trip up Governor Walker and other Republicans concerning Obama and his alleged love of country and whether or not he is a Christian, I thought of a simple solution. At least to Obama being a Christian. Just have someone, anyone, ask him if Jesus Christ is his Lord and Savior. A simple enough question that I can answer - yes, Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. How do you think Obama would answer?
  • P_resident Obama: If You Like Your God, Keep Him

    02/11/2015 9:30:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    Confession is good for the soul, said Mark Twain, but its bad for the reputation. Candidate Barack Obama in 2008 confessed to his top advisor, David Axelrod, Im just not very good at bull____ing. Actually, he was very good at it. He told millions of Americans that he believed marriage was a sacred union between a man and a woman. He answered about marriage in Rick Warrens question famed Civic Forum, going even further to say that God is in the mix. Four years later, he claimed he had evolved. Weve all seen those Darwin fish with feet bumper devices....
  • Is Professed Christian Obama a Believer or a Deceiver?

    02/08/2015 7:39:17 AM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 44 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | February 8, 2015 | JP
    Joshua DuBois, former head of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, appeared yesterday on MSNBCs UP with Steve Kornacki, during which he defended President Obamas profoundly insulting anti-Christian remarks at last Thursdays National Prayer Breakfast in the Nations Capital. The president admonished Christians not to think their faith somehow different than the faith that has produced ISIL (and al Qaeda and Boko Haram and Abu Sayyaf and Hamas and Hezbollah and all too many other Islamic terrorist groups). Remember, spake Obama, during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. And...
  • Democrats in Congress Urged to Be 'Bold' Like Republicans With God Talk; Assert Christian Faith....

    01/30/2015 6:34:42 AM PST · by Morgana · 35 replies
    christianpost.com ^ | January 28, 2015 | Samuel Smith ,
    FULL TITLE: Democrats in Congress Urged to Be 'Bold' Like Republicans With God Talk; Assert Christian Faith Supports Gov't Funding for Planned Parenthood, Welfare WASHINGTON The progressive, New York-based Union Theological Seminary hosted the first-ever Congressional Faith Orientation on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, which was attended by five Democratic Congress members who addressed the role religion and faith play in determining how they vote on public policies. While it is a widely-held notion that the Republican Party is more beholden to faith and religion when it comes to integrating them in federal public policy decisions, the Democratic panel members discussed...
  • Obama Worships at the First Church of Eighteen Holes

    12/30/2014 5:04:54 PM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 28, 2014 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    When hes not mocking Americans for being Bible-toting, bitter gun-clingers, every chance he gets Barack Obama loves to throw Bible verses around. The problem is that the verses he quotes are usually out of context, woefully misinterpreted, cherry-picked and distorted to support a socialist worldview, and occasionally completely made-up. Listening to the president play the reverend on more than one occasion would lead one to believe Jesus Christ was a Marxist whose only objective was to further Obamas Gospel of Collectivism. Moreover, for the Scripture enthusiast the president portrays himself to be, its amazing how he manages to avoid the...
  • Planned Parenthood Letter: Abortion Wont Threaten Your Relationship With God

    11/21/2014 12:54:19 PM PST · by Morgana · 26 replies
    life news ^ | 11/21/14 | Steven Ertelt
    The Planned Parenthood abortion business has frequently employed a clergy council to attempt to justify abortion to Christians and the religious community. In June, LifeNews exposed how the abortion giant issued a pastoral letter claiming the Bible justifies abortions. Planned Parenthood issued a “pastoral letter” through one of its political lobbying arms—the Planned Parenthood Clergy Advocacy Board—saying that “many people wrongly assume that all religious leaders disapprove of abortion,” that “abortion is not even mentioned in the Scriptures,” that “there are clergy…from all religions who support women making this complex decision,” and that Planned Parenthood “will refer you to someone...
  • Liberal Christianity Reveals Its Soul and Bares Its Fangs

    11/21/2014 5:24:39 AM PST · by Gamecock · 14 replies
    The Churchs conflict with non-Christian religions is to be expected. Israels monotheistic faith was in direct confrontation with the many gods of Babylon and Egypt. Christians were confronted with the many altars to the gods of the Greco-Roman Empire. Interfaith was not on the cards. This situation clearly reflected the fundamental differences between the many forms of Oneist paganism in which everything is God, and Twoist biblical faith, in which God is the separate Creator and everything else is creation. In one case everything is one and the same; in the other, God and creation are radically different. There is,...
  • 'Their God changes path of rockets in mid-air'

    07/23/2014 3:35:58 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 31 replies
    WND ^ | June 23 , 2014 | Joe Kovacs
    We do aim them, but their God changes their path in mid-air.
  • HHS Official On Flood Of Illegal Immigrants: "Jesus Was A Refugee"

    07/09/2014 5:50:20 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 54 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 9,2014 | Breitbart News
    The man who heads the federal agency responsible for many of the 50,000 unaccompanied alien children from Central America who have entered the U.S. illegally in recent months told attendees at a conference on Tuesday that those working with refugees should look to Jesus Christ as a role model.
  • Is The Emerging Caliph In Iraq The Antichrist? [The Making of a Mahdi]

    07/01/2014 7:08:00 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 40 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | July 1, 2014 | Walid Shoebat
    BYLINE: Regarding Al-Baghdadi, who claimed the Islamic Caliphate in Iraq, who is he and is he the Antichrist? Does he fit the bill of the awaited Mahdi and the last Caliph of Islam? I have had inquiries. Ok, here is what we think. Al-Baghdadi was born in Samarra, a largely Sunni city north of Baghdad, in 1971 and is well educated. His nom de guerre is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi with a $10 million U.S. bounty on his head. His real name is Ibrahim Awwad Ibrahim Ali al-Badri, but now has been changed to “Caliph Abdullah Ibrahim Ibn Awaad Ibn Ibrahim...
  • How to 'fundamentally transform' Barack Obama

    06/26/2014 5:24:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 6/26/2014 | Erik Rush
    As unlikely as it may seem, we have learned over the years (the last few in particular) that there are indeed some lawmakers who are mind-blowingly stupid. There are also those who have been in Congress for so long that diapers may be in order, if they are not utilizing them already. Some I believe are simply intellectually indolent and dont keep themselves informed. Its just a job to them a job they can become quite wealthy doing but dont feel compelled to do particularly well.
  • Singer Tim Lambesis Said He Became Atheist But Kept Claiming to Be Christian to Keep Selling Music

    06/17/2014 1:40:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/17/2014 | Leonardo Blair
    Tim Lambesis, lead singer and founder of Christian metalcore band As I Lay Dying, recently confessed that he and other members of his band had become atheists but kept claiming to be Christians so they could keep making money selling records to Christians. In a wide-ranging interview with Alternative Press shortly before he was sentenced to six years in prison last month for attempting to hire a hitman to murder his estranged wife, Meggan Murphy Lambesis, the singer addressed a claim he made last year in a YouTube video about his spiritual allegiance after fans started saying he had become...
  • Wow: Planned Parenthood points to the BIBLE to justify having an

    06/02/2014 12:29:42 PM PDT · by topher · 44 replies
    youngcons.com ^ | June 2, 2014 | David Rufful
    This pastoral letter was sent by Planned Parenthood and it reads: Many people wrongly assume that all religious leaders disapprove of abortion. The truth is that abortion is not even mentioned in the ScripturesJewish or Christianand there are clergy and people of faith from all denominations who support women making this complex decision. The letter text: The decision to have an abortion is personal. Though your reasons may be complicated and private, youre not alone. As religious leaders from a number of religious traditions, were here to support you in your decision. Many people wrongly assume that all religious leaders...
  • 1500-Year-Old Bible Discovered In Turkey Indicates Jesus Christ Was Not Crucified

    05/08/2014 11:33:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    Latin Times ^ | 05/08/2014 | By Donovan Longo
    A 1500-year-old bible has been discovered in Turkey. Discovered in 2000, the book that contains purportedly the Gospel of Barnabas has been transferred by the Turkish government to the Ethnography Museum of Ankara with a police escort. Barnabas was a disciple of Christ, and in the work, claims that Jesus was not crucified, instead it says he ascended to heaven alive and Judas Iscariot was crucified in his place. Furthermore, the 1500-year-old bible states that Jesus Christ was not the son of God, but simply a prophet who passed on the word of God. According to a report for The...
  • Christians Protest 'Jesus Is Muslim' Billboards in Ohio; Call Ads 'Attempt to Lure Uninformed

    03/28/2014 2:25:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/28/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Controversial billboards in Columbus, Ohio, reading "Jesus is Muslim" and "Mohammed is in the Bible" are drawing protests from local Christians who say Muslims are "hijacking" the name of Jesus. "Although we support the Islamic community's right to free speech, as well as their right to post messages on billboards, we do not support the hijacking of the name of Jesus Christ in their attempt to lure uninformed Christians into their religion," Coach Dave Daubenmire of Pass the Salt Ministries said in a statement Thursday. Daubenmire is hosting a prayer vigil on Saturday alongside the Rev. Rusty Thomas of Operation...
  • Magic Johnson on Obama Speech: "A Lot Of Amens...Like We Were In Church"

    03/01/2014 3:36:06 PM PST · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 27, 2014 | Greg Hengler
    Published on Feb 27, 2014 http://townhall.com/tipsheet/
  • The Many Disguises of Satan

    07/11/2012 3:21:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | July 11, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    It would be easy if Satan came as he is often portrayed, with horns and a pitchfork. We would naturally flee this ugliness.Alas, he often comes cloaked in beauty, in sheep’s clothing: He claims to offer us freedom and autonomy from an unreasonable God and Church, liberation from rules and being “told what to do.” He cloaks himself in the false righteousness of being “tolerant” and “not judging others.” He exalts us by telling us we have finally come of age and can disregard the “hang-ups” and “repression” our ancestors had of sex and pleasure. He flatters us by...
  • As the Obamas Celebrate Christmas, Rituals of Faith Become Less Visible

    12/30/2013 2:38:04 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 12-28-13 | Ashley Parker
    HONOLULU President Obama celebrated a low-key Christmas in Hawaii this year. He sang carols, opened presents with his family, and visited a nearby military base to wish the troops Mele Kalikimaka the Hawaiian phrase meaning Merry Christmas. But the one thing the president and his family did not do something they have rarely done since he entered the White House was attend Christmas church services. He has not gone to church hardly at all, as president, said Gary Scott Smith, the author of Faith and the Presidency: From George Washington to George W. Bush, adding that...
  • President Obama Didn't Go To Church For Christmas

    12/27/2013 3:37:52 PM PST · by george76 · 103 replies
    CNS News ^ | December 27, 2013 | Michael W. Chapman
    Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and their two daughters did not go to church on either Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, according to press pool reports. The Obamas are in Kailua, Hawaii for a 17-day Christmas vacation. Although the Obamas did not go to church for Christmas, President Obama did play golf
  • CNN Presents: After Jesus The First Christians (CNN hit piece on Jesus)

    12/26/2013 11:08:08 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 27 replies
    http://www.beliefnet.com ^ | December 25, 2013
    If you have a chance, I recommend each of you carve out the evening of Dec 20, from 7-9pm, to watch CNN. The show is called After Jesus: The First Christians, and it is an excellent and stimulating presentation of the first four centuries of the Christian faith. CNN kindly sent me an advanced copy and I have watched it in its entirety. Dec 21, in the morning, I would like to begin a conversation on this blog with those who watched it the evening before. (It will also be replayed Friday Dec 22 at 10pm and 1am; Saturday Dec...
  • Georgetown Professor: Loving Jesus 'Interestingly Homoerotic'

    12/25/2013 6:44:42 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 60 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 12/24/13 | Elisha Krauss
    Michael Eric Dyson tells Joy Reid the Bible could be viewed as homoerotic. ...The Ed Show was guest hosted by MSNBC contributor Joy Reid, who kicked off the show discussing Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson's comments about homosexuals...Reid welcomed Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson, whom she praised for his knowledge on American history and Biblical theology. Reid started the segment saying that the Bible can be manipulated to support any argument. She admitted that the Bible views the act of homosexual activity as a "sin" but also said, in her opinion, that the Bible is also anti-Christmas trees. Reid used...
  • US Shuts Down Vatican Embassy After Striking Deal with Iran

    11/27/2013 8:44:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 129 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2013 | Michael Schaus
    What would you do next if you had successfully brokered a Neville Chamberlin style deal with a rogue state that wants to annihilate America and her Middle East allies? Well. . . Youd downgrade diplomatic ties with the Vatican, of course. At least, thats what you would do if you were working in the Obama White House. The White House has recently announced that they will shut down the US Embassy to the Holy See, and relocate it to a safer location on the grounds of the American Embassy in Italy. Officially, the US is explaining the relocation effort as...
  • The President Without a Country (Pat Boone on the anti-Christian, anti-American Obama)

    11/24/2013 6:44:57 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 8 replies
    http://www.wnd.com ^ | June 6, 2009 | Pat Boone
    The President Without A Country - Pat Boone "We're no longer a Christian nation." - President Barack Obama, June 2009 " America has been arrogant." - Barack Obama "After 9/11, America didn't always live up to her ideals."- President Barack Obama "You might say that America is a Muslim nation."- President Barack Obama, Egypt 2009 Thinking about these and other statements made by the man who wears the title of president, I keep wondering what country he believes he's president of. In one of my very favorite stories, Edward Everett Hale's "The Man without a Country," a young Army lieutenant...
  • Obama Nurtures His Faith Away From the Spotlight (Thou Shalt Barf Alert)

    10/19/2013 9:57:37 AM PDT · by kristinn · 67 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | Saturday, October 19, 2013 | Josh Lederman
    President Barack Obama is not an overtly religious man. He and his family rarely attend church, and he almost never elaborates in public about his own relationship to his Christian faith. But away from the public eye, advisers say, the president has carefully nurtured a sense of spirituality that has served as a grounding mechanism during turbulent times, when the obstacles to governing a deeply divided nation seem nearly insurmountable. Every year on Aug. 4, the president's birthday, Obama convenes a group of pastors by phone to receive their prayers for him for the year to come. During the most...
  • Self-Professed Bible Scholar Makes Explosive Allegation About Jesus... (Yeah Right)

    10/11/2013 9:53:50 AM PDT · by Idaho_Cowboy · 51 replies
    The Blaze via Yahoo ^ | October 10, 2013 | Billy Hallowell
    On Oct. 19, self-professed Biblical scholar Joseph Atwill is planning to make public some very flammable allegations. At a day-long symposium called "Covert Messiah" in London, England, he's set to unveil purported evidence that Roman aristocrats manufactured Jesus Christ - a claim that, if substantiated, would devalue the core of the Christian faith. The only problem? Most Biblical experts disagree with the scholar's pronouncements. A press release announcing the purported new evidence claims that Atwill has discovered "ancient confessions" that purportedly prove that Romans invented Jesus Christ in the first century. He has long argued that the faith system was...
  • Obama: The Worlds More Stable Today Than It Was 5 Years Ago (All-Time Most Egregious Barf Alert)

    09/24/2013 11:24:40 AM PDT · by lbryce · 64 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 24, 2013 | Becket Adams
    President Barack Obama on Tuesday assured the United Nations that the world is now a much safer place than it was five years ago. The United States government has begun to review the way that we gather intelligence so that we properly balance the legitimate security concerns of our citizens and allies with the privacy concerns that all people share, the president said. As a result of this work and cooperation with allies and partners, the world is more stable than it was five years ago, Obama added. The president later added that even a glance at todays headlines indicates...
  • Reza Aslan Misrepresents His Scholarly Credentials (Not a PhD in "History of Religion")

    07/30/2013 11:59:29 AM PDT · by xzins · 13 replies
    First Things ^ | July 29, 2013 | Matthew J. Franck
    There is a bit of a hubbub in the interwebs about an interview conducted by Lauren Green, religion correspondent for Fox News Channel, with Reza Aslan, author of a new book on Jesus titled Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. Our friend Joe Carter, over at GetReligion, has the basic story. Green launched the interview (available here in full) with a question about why a Muslim should want to write a book about Jesus. A reasonable question, and not a hostile one on its facebut by the end of the interview Green has returned to it in...
  • Christ In Context: 'Zealot' Explores The Life Of Jesus

    07/16/2013 5:02:25 AM PDT · by vg0va3 · 10 replies
    NPR book review ^ | July 15, 2013 3:02 PM | Books by Reza Aslan
    Writer and scholar Reza Aslan was 15 years old when he found Jesus. His secular Muslim family had fled to the U.S. from Iran, and Aslan's conversion was, in a sense, an adolescent's attempt to fit into American life and culture. "My parents were certainly surprised," Aslan tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. As Aslan got older, he began his studies in the history of Christianity, and he started to lose faith. He came to the realization that Jesus of Nazareth was quite different from the Messiah he'd been introduced to at church. "I became very angry," he says. "I became...
  • Obama: Jesus Made A Sacifice For Each Of Us

    04/01/2013 7:59:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    KVML-AM ^ | April 1, 2013 | Mark Truppner
    President Obama was Monday's KVML "Newsmaker of the Day". Here are his words: "Hi, everybody. For millions of Americans, this is a special and sacred time of year. This week, Jewish families gathered around the Seder table, commemorating the Exodus from Egypt and the triumph of faith over oppression. And this weekend, Michelle, Malia, Sasha and I will join Christians around the world to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and the hopeful promise of Easter. In the midst of all of our busy and noisy lives, these holy days afford us the precious opportunity to slow down and spend...
  • Top Ten Reasons Why Obama is Not Satan

    03/21/2013 5:01:16 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 23 replies
    The American Catholic ^ | 3/18/2013 | Donald R. McClarey
    The Internet is abuzz with the fact that Satan on the History Channels The Bible miniseries, which has gotten great ratings, looks a tad like Obama if Michele gets him to go on a veggies only diet. I really dont see much resemblance but it does give us a good excuse to look at the top ten reasons why Obama is not Satan: 1. Hell has never run a deficit. 2. Satan, whatever his other manifest evils, has never voted present. 3. Satan resides in Hell and Obama resides in Chicago. (A small difference I concede.). 4. Satan is...
  • 'Love Wins' Author Rob Bell Supports Gay Marriage

    03/19/2013 8:35:22 PM PDT · by robowombat · 22 replies
    CBNNews ^ | Tuesday, March 19, 2013
    'Love Wins' Author Rob Bell Supports Gay Marriage CBNNews.com Tuesday, March 19, 2013 Rob Bell, the former "rock star" pastor of Michigan's Mars Hill Bible Church, has come out in support of same-sex marriage. Speaking during a forum at San Francisco's Grace Cathedral Monday, Bell said the ship of traditional marriage "has sailed." "Yes, I am for marriage. I am for fidelity. I am for love, whether it's a man and woman, a woman and a woman, a man and a man," he said. "I think this is the world we are living in and we need to affirm people...
  • DC hotels less busy for Obama's 2nd inauguration

    12/26/2012 2:42:51 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    SRN NEWS ^ | 12/25/12
    Visitors coming to the nation's capital for President Barack Obama's second inauguration can't stay in the one place President Ronald Reagan's family once called an eight-star hotel. That spot is the White House, and it's booked for the next four years. Still, inauguration-goers have a range of lodging options from crashing on a friend's couch to rooms that cost thousands of dollars a night. With second inaugurations tending to draw fewer spectators, finding a place to stay in Washington won't be nearly as difficult as in 2009. City officials are expecting 600,000 to 800,000 visitors for the Jan. 21 inauguration,...
  • Obama: Its a Time to Celebrate the Birth of Christ and Learn From His Example

    12/24/2012 12:08:10 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 23, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    In a Christmas message to the nation delivered together with First Lady Michelle Obama, President Barack Obama said that for his family Christmas is a time to celebrate the birth of Christ and learn from His example. You see, the war in Iraq is over. The transition in Afghanistan is underway. After a decade of war, our heroes are coming home. And all across America, military families are reuniting. For my family and millions of Americans, its a time to celebrate the birth of Christ. To reflect on His life and learn from His example. Every year,...
  • Romneys Mormon beliefs featured in pro-Obama voter education brochure [Good News in VA]

    11/05/2012 4:50:41 PM PST · by markomalley · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/5/12 | Peter Wallsten
    Mitt Romneys Mormon beliefs are featured prominently in a pro-Obama voter guide being circulated to African-American churchgoers in the all-important Hampton Roads area of battleground Virginia, the latest reminder that the Republican presidential nominees faith could be an under-the-radar issue for some voters. Romney would be the countrys first Mormon president, and although Americas most prominent evangelical leaders have overcome their theological concerns to enthusiastically back Romneys candidacy, some on the left continue to see his Mormon beliefs as a possible wedge issue. The new brochure, produced by a coalition of black pastors in the Norfolk area, includes a side-by-side...
  • Obama didn't join Wright's church to follow Jesus

    10/08/2012 6:26:45 AM PDT · by wesagain · 29 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Oct 8, 2012 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Barack Obama joined Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago purely for political reasons, according to long-term member of the congregation who knew the Obamas. Obama may say hes a Christian, but hes not, said the member, identified for this story as Rose. Joining Trinity for Obama was a political decision, not a religious one. Rose pointed out that when Obama came to Chicago after graduating from Columbia University, he was an outsider, albeit with important contacts in Chicagos African-American power structure. She noted Obamas mentor in Hawaii was Frank Marshall Davis, the Communist Party USA member and activist who...
  • Obama Supporters' Dirty Tricks to Win the Catholic Vote

    09/28/2012 6:47:14 AM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    US News ^ | September 27, 2012
    Catholics are a key demographic in the upcoming election. In fact, they may be the key demographic. In most every presidential contest since the end of World War II, the candidate who carried the Catholic vote won the election. Over time they have, as a bloc, become more conservative and more Republican in their voting patterns (they were once a major component of the Democrats' presidential coalition) as concerns over settled issues like the morality of abortion overtook in importance concerns about unsettled issues like the best way to secure social justice for the poor and the downtrodden.Much has...
  • Barack runs from his vow to stand with the Muslims

    09/27/2012 12:44:46 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 4 replies
    Coach Is Right ^ | September 27th, 2012 | Doug Book,
    I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction, wrote Barack Obama in his 2006 Audacity of Hope. At the time, Obama was a senator from Illinois and apparently unconcerned he may one day be forced to act on the somewhat bizarre statement. But presidential elections tend to change things and before the United Nations on Tuesday, Obama stated rather pointedly that he is a Christian, almost as though concerned some in the American audience especially might be unsure. For Obama has held true to his pledge of standing with Muslims, at least in...
  • Obama: 'My Faith in Jesus Is Legitimate and Real' {BARF!!}

    08/25/2012 5:40:26 PM PDT · by upchuck · 78 replies
    Fox ^ | August 21, 2012 | n/a
    In an interview with the Washington National Cathedral magazine, President Obama discussed how his faith influenced his politics saying that at the end of the day 'God is in control.' First and foremost, my Christian faith gives me a perspective and security that I dont think I would have otherwise: that I am loved. That, at the end of the day, God is in control," Obama said. ... Obama also briefly addressed the ongoing (false) doubts about his faith including rumors that he is a Muslim (which he is not). "I have a job to do as president,...
  • Campaign launches 'People of Faith for Obama'

    09/17/2012 3:26:15 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 33 replies
    politico44 ^ | 9/17/12 | BYRON TAU
    The Obama campaign is launching a new outreach effort directed at religious voters. In a new web video uploaded to YouTube Monday, Obama made an argument for faith in the public square and talked about how it guided his presidency. "Faith isn't just a footnote in our nation's story," Obama said. "It reinforces the very essence of America." "These shared moral obligations have guided me as president,"