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  • [Hillary2016] Hillary Clinton praises Pussy Riot who desecrated Russian Orthodox cathedral

    04/10/2014 5:26:15 AM PDT · by topher · 12 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Wed Apr 09, 2014 14:23 EST | by Kirsten Andersen
    NEW YORK CITY, April 9, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Former Secretary of State and likely Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton posed for pictures Friday with members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot, just months after they were released from prison after storming the sanctuary of a Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Saviour to mock Christianity. “Great to meet the strong & brave young women from #PussyRiot,” Clinton stated in a post accompanying one such photo on microblogging site Twitter. She praised them for “refus[ing] to let their voices be silenced.”
  • Temple Mount Activist: Only the People Can Stop Desecration

    12/25/2013 2:35:53 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 12/25/2013, 12:02 PM | Ari Soffer
    A special Knesset committee which met yesterday to discuss the ongoing destruction of Jewish antiquities on the Temple Mount, saw MKs and Antiquities Authority officials debating how best to end the alarming phenomenon atop Judaism’s holiest site. The destruction of Jewish artifacts by the Islamic Waqf trust is seen by many observers as part of a concerted effort to Islamize the Temple Mount, by erasing all traces of the Jewish Temples. Islamist and Palestinian Authority figures have long denied the Jewish connection to the Temple Mount and Jerusalem in general, despite the wealth of archaeology and historical documentation to the...
  • Vandals trash pope picture at Brighton church (Mass.)

    12/02/2013 11:37:48 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 16 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 12/2/13 | Laurel Sweet
    Police are appealing to the public to help them nab a pack of young hooligans suspected of vandalizing and desecrating a Brighton church by ripping to shreds a painting of the pope, destroying an organ and leaving behind a buffet of junk food in their path of destruction. A security video posted today on BPDNews.com shows several youths loitering on the grounds of Our Lady of Presentation Church on Washington Street. ItÂ’s believed the break-in occurred between 3 p.m. Nov. 23 and 11:30 a.m. Nov. 25. Investigators said they found residue from two fire extinguishers covering a floor of the...
  • Not well-done: restaurant offers “communion burger”

    10/05/2013 2:56:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | October 3, 2013 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    I have no idea what this tastes like. But I can tell you this much: it’s tasteless. And offensive.Once again, popular culture deals with Christianity in a way it would never deal with any other major religion.From CNN’s Beliefs blog: A Chicago restaurant is pushing the boundaries of poor taste with its October Burger of the Month.Kuma’s Corner, a heavy-metal themed joint with an “Eat beef; bang your head” ethos, says its new burger is an homage to Ghost, a Swedish band that performs satanic songs in Catholic clerical garb.“The Ghost” burger features a “Communion wafer garnish,” a white, unleavened...
  • Public School Art Project Desecrates American Flag

    08/31/2013 4:44:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | August 30, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    Students at a Kentucky high school were encouraged to step on an American flag that had been placed on the floor as part of an art display, outraging parents and students. The display at McCracken County High School, was a re-creation of “Dread” Scott Tyler’s 1989 installation titled “The Proper Way to Display an American Flag.” … As part of the art exhibit, students were encouraged to stand on the flag and write their reflections on how they felt standing on the flag. Local residents filled social networking sites with their outrage over the flag desecration with many calling for...
  • (Islam ... "The Religion of Peace") Girl’s Body Removed from Grave with Intent to Rape: Police

    07/03/2013 11:00:59 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 24 replies
    The Express Tribune (Pakistan) ^ | July 3, 2013 | Web Desk
    Girl’s body removed from grave with intent to rape: Police GUJRANWALA: A girl’s body was found lying outside the grave early Wednesday morning in Qila Didar Singh, Gujranwala, and was reportedly assaulted sexually. Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif took notice of the incident, ordering an immediate investigation, Express News reported. Fifteen-year-old Zainab, daughter of Muhammad Munir, died of electrocution a day before and was buried by the family Tuesday night. Local residents found her body lying outside the grave early Wednesday morning and informed the family and the police. The police suspected that the body was taken out from the...
  • Lil Wayne: FLAG TRAMPLE WAS AN ACCIDENT I Didn't See It There

    06/18/2013 7:41:20 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 54 replies
    tmz ^ | 6/18 | tmz
    Lil Wayne is lying through his diamond-encrusted teeth ... claiming he didn't INTENTIONALLY step on the American flag during a video shoot ... despite the fact he can be seen looking down on Old Glory several times during the performance. Wayne just tweeted about his controversial video shoot for "God Bless Amerika" in New Orleans ... saying, "I didn't step on the flag on purpose! It's a scene in a video where the flag drops behind me and after it drop it's just there as I perform." Translation -- I swear it was an accident ... please don't hate me....
  • Lil' Wayne Stomps on U.S. Flag, Calls Country 'Godless America'

    06/17/2013 6:06:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/17/13 | staff
    Lil' Wayne's video for the song God Bless America features the outspoken star stomping on the American flag, according to footage taken during the video shoot. That's not all Lil' Wayne has to say about his homeland. The song's lyrics are equally blunt in their distaste for the country. "My country, tis of thee / Sweet land of kill them all and let them die / So God bless America, this so Godless America."
  • WATCH: Lil Wayne walks all over the American flag while filming latest music video

    06/17/2013 5:31:55 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | June 17, 2013 | Sasha Goldstein
    ... Filming for Lil Wayne’s “God Bless Amerika” music video in New Orleans is under scrutiny after a clip of his performance shows an oversized American flag drop to the street before Wayne tramples Old Glory as he raps ...
  • Elderly woman destroys 19th-century fresco with DIY restoration

    08/22/2012 9:48:26 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 95 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | August 22, 2012 | Amy Willis
    <p>Three separate photographs of “Ecce Homo” by painter Elias Garcia Martinez show extensive damage caused by an elderly woman who decided the masterpiece needed a little refurbishment.</p> <p>But in a time of austerity, rather than calling in a professional to complete the job, the unnamed woman attempted to restore the mural herself – at a devastating cost.</p>
  • Episcopal Church promotes the “T” in LGBT equation

    08/08/2012 10:46:05 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 30 2012 | Becky Garrison
    Commentators at the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times may decry the Episcopal Church as a place offering pet funerals but nothing for the faithful or failing to provide anything one cannot get from purely secular liberalism. These traditionalists appear to bemoan the loss of a 1950s-era church that promoted an Eisenhower-era civil religion replete with the cross draped in the American flag. While they wax nostalgia over a past that largely existed only in TV Land,.the Episcopal Church made history at its 77th triennial General Convention by passing two gender nondiscrimination resolutions. Led by a grassroots coalition...
  • A Cancer at the Heart of the Church

    05/08/2012 5:28:22 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 49 replies
    Courageous Priests ^ | April 17, 2012 | Fr. Mark Kirby
    A Cancer at the Heart of the Church How and why does this sort of thing happen? It causes me a piercing sorrow because it is emblematic of the widespread loss of faith in the adorable mystery of the Most Holy Eucharist that is a cancer at the heart of the Church. The Erosion of Faith Several years ago, in the context of a course I was teaching, I suggested that the erosion of faith in the Most Holy Eucharist was, in fact, fostered by a number of liturgical and disciplinary changes: – Minimalistic approach to the fast before Holy...
  • (Drug Raid Yields Tombstones) ... Tombstone Mystery in Drug Case

    08/17/2011 7:02:54 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    The Press-Enterprise ^ | Wednesday, August 17, 2011 | DARRELL SANTSCHI
    Tombstone mystery in drug case San Bernardino County Sheriff's investigators are left with a mystery following the discovery of 24 cemetery headstones in the backyard of a Loma Linda home they were searching for evidence in a drug case Tuesday. One of the headstones was tentatively traced to Montecito Memorial Park in Colton, sheriff's spokeswoman Cindy Bachman said. But a spokeswoman for the cemetery's parent company said workmen found a headstone in place on the grave in question. Lisa Marshall, spokeswoman for Service Corporation International, said no markers were reported missing and that the company is cooperating with investigators. Deputies...
  • Wisconsin Capitol protesters disrespect the Veterans Memorial

    02/26/2011 11:04:10 AM PST · by who knows what evil? · 39 replies
    You Tube ^ | February 25, 2011 | annalthouse
    At the Capitol on February 25, 2011, my husband and I confront protesters who are using the Veterans Memorial as a place to tape a lot of signs and pile up their stuff. They say that we are the first people to have a problem with it.
  • American Veteran Removes US Flag from beneath Mexican Flag [YouTube Link]

    01/03/2011 4:54:39 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 7 replies
    American Veteran Removes US Flag from beneath Mexican Flag
  • Woman with crowbar destroys blasphemous 'art'

    10/08/2010 12:49:16 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 59 replies · 1+ views
    Catholic Culture ^ | Oct. 8, 2010 | Staff
    A Montana woman faces criminal charges after she used a crowbar to destroy a blasphemous exhibit at a gallery in Colorado. Kathleen Folden was arrested after she smashed an exhibit that depicted Jesus in a lewd act. The exhibit, by artist Enrique Chagoya of Stanford University, had caused outrage among Christians.
  • Ground Zero Mosque center may get public financing

    08/27/2010 3:57:14 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters/Daily Caller ^ | 8-27-10 | Joan Gralia
    The Muslim center planned near the site of the World Trade Center attack could qualify for tax-free financing, a spokesman for City Comptroller John Liu said on Friday, and Liu is willing to consider approving the public subsidy. The Democratic comptroller’s spokesman, Scott Sieber, said Liu supported the project. The center has sparked an intense debate over U.S. religious freedoms and the sanctity of the Trade Center site, where nearly 3,000 perished in the September 11, 2001 attack. “If it turns out to be financially feasible and if they can demonstrate an ability to pay off the bonds and comply...
  • [CATHOLIC / ORTHODOX CAUCUS] Carbondale Church desecrated by theft

    08/06/2010 7:08:24 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Scranton Times Tribune ^ | 8/6/2010 | JEREMY G. BURTON
    A golden container and the hosts for Holy Communion inside it were stolen during an overnight break-in Tuesday at St. Rose of Lima Church in Carbondale. Called the ciborium, it was the only thing taken. The theft rendered the building desecrated under Catholicism, in which practitioners believe the hosts change into the body of Jesus Christ. On Wednesday afternoon, Bishop Joseph C. Bambera led a ritual ceremony and celebrated Mass to rededicate and bless St. Rose. Monsignor David L. Tressler, the church's pastor, described the Catholic community as stunned and hurt. There is a "real sense of violation," and it...
  • N. Korea threatens to stop preserving remains of U.S. soldiers

    04/05/2010 1:56:10 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 621+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 04/05/10
    N. Korea threatens to stop preserving remains of U.S. soldiers SEOUL, April 5 (Yonhap) -- North Korea threatened Monday to stop preserving the remains of U.S. soldiers killed during the 1950-53 Korean War, pressing Washington to resume its search regardless of a nuclear standoff between the two countries. A joint excavation, which had been a source of hard currency for the impoverished North, came to a halt in 2005 due to tension over Pyongyang's nuclear arms ambitions. The U.S. estimates about 8,000 of its soldiers are buried in the North. The two sides held talks in January about resuming the...
  • DNC Uses Flag Desecration Video to Raise Funds

    10/29/2009 8:51:31 AM PDT · by MestaMachine · 51 replies · 4,323+ views
    FoxNews ^ | Thursday, October 29, 2009 | FOXNews.com
    A Democratic fundraising video on President Obama's political Web site shows an American flag mural being covered in graffiti and desecrated with slogans about health care reform. As a heart monitor beeps ominously in the background, a graffiti artist paints over the Stars and Stripes with phrases criticizing opposition to the Democratic legislation, including "profit over life" and the crossed-out words "death panel." The whole flag is eventually smeared with paint and blacked out. One of 20 finalists in the Democratic National Committee's "Health Reform Video Challenge," the video shows the Los Angeles-based graffiti artist "Saber" at work, according to...
  • American Flags = Garbage (Obama supporters trampling them as trash)

    01/22/2009 7:35:26 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 37 replies · 2,179+ views
    National Review ^ | 01/21 11:00 PM | [Greg Pollowitz]
    Stay classy Obamatons. The New York Times reports: "Over 300 workers with brooms marched alongside vacuum trucks that looked like Zambonis, all plowing through more than 100 tons of paper, plastic water bottles, newspapers, food wrappers and hundreds of tiny American flags left behind." Trampling American flags into the ground during an inauguration is now the highest form of patriotism.
  • U.S. Flag Desecration by Obama suppporters

    01/18/2009 2:21:28 PM PST · by rxsid · 21 replies · 1,041+ views
    The Obama File ^ | 1/18/2009 | rxsid
    "US Flag Code: "The flag should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing of any nature." They are only following their messiah's example. After all, Obama's supporters are proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second article of amendment, thereby removing the limitation on the number of terms an individual may serve as President. Is Obama planning on doing a Chavez? Oh, and Obama says we need a new Declaration of Independence too." Current top...
  • Prop 8 Protestors Vandalize Church

    01/04/2009 11:03:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies · 1,757+ views
    KGO ^ | Sunday, January 04, 2009
    Vandals spray-painted swastikas on a Catholic church in San Francisco's Castro District Saturday night. It appears the vandals are upset about the Catholic church's support of Proposition 8, which made same-sex marriage illegal in California. But, the Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church on Diamond Street is gay-friendly. Many parishioners voted against Prop 8 and they are upset their church was targeted. "We're very disturbed by the hierarchy's support of the Yes on Eight Campaign. We've been in conversation with the bishop, which is the way I think we need to handle it. I think Catholic teaching shows us we're all...
  • Bodies of Hamas leader's children paraded as group promises 'painful' revenge for their deaths

    01/03/2009 6:49:27 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 73 replies · 2,182+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 03rd January 2009 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Bodies of Hamas leader's children paraded as group promises 'painful' revenge for their deaths By Daily Mail Reporter Last updated at 1:23 PM on 03rd January 2009 The bodies of a senior Hamas leader's small children were today ghoulishly paraded through the streets of Gaza as the group pledged to avenge their deaths. Nizar Rayan, his four wives and 10 of his children were all killed by in an Israeli air strike on his home after he ignored warnings they should go into hiding. In grisly scenes, mourners held up the bloodied bodies of the children to the cameras in...
  • Another desecration (This Time in Delaware)(Catholic/Orthodox Caucus)

    08/14/2008 8:51:33 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 26 replies · 114+ views
    Is Anybody There? (blog) ^ | 8/12/2008 | n/a
    This time it was a vandalism on a Catholic Church, St. Michael's, in Georgetown. "Thieves broke into St. Michael the Archangel in Georgetown last weekend, tore the tabernacle from the wall, took it outside and threw it on the ground. Communion wafers were scattered around, and a chalice and monstrance were stolen." "Inside, screens on the parish hall were cut, stands that held memorial candles were overturned and donation boxes were broken into." There is a special ritual, "Reconciliation of a Desecrated Church", that needs to be performed before the Church can be used again. The suspicion is that it...
  • Face of the New Atheism (Nat. Cath. Register Interview of P.Z. Myers) (Catholic Caucus)

    08/12/2008 8:39:39 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 27 replies · 180+ views
    National Catholic Register ^ | 8/5/2008 | Jeff Gardner
    I never expected to become the one Catholic journalist to be granted an interview with Paul Zachary (PZ) Myers.... “Professor Myers, there is a palpable level of hatred towards religion on your blog,” I told him. “What’s the source?” “Oh, it’s not hatred,” he said. “It’s contempt.” So began my conversation with PZ Myers.... ...“I was brought up as a casual Lutheran and left the church when I was 14,” he said.... That Myers has the equivalent of a junior high school education in religion is glaring. He understands little about the history and function of the Catholic Church and...
  • The Great Desecration [Professor boasts of desecrating Eucharist and Koran]

    07/24/2008 8:01:47 PM PDT · by AHerald · 80 replies · 176+ views
    Pharyngula Blog ^ | 7/24/08 | PZ Myers
    I pierced it with a rusty nail (I hope Jesus's tetanus shots are up to date). And then I simply threw it in the trash, followed by the classic, decorative items of trash cans everywhere, old coffeegrounds and a banana peel. My apologies to those who hoped for more, but the worst I can do is show my unconcerned contempt. By the way, I didn't want to single out just the cracker, so I nailed it to a few ripped-out pages from the Qur'an and The God Delusion. They are just paper. Nothing must be held sacred. Question everything. God...
  • Minnesota Professor Pledges to Desecrate Eucharist

    07/10/2008 7:28:58 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 228 replies · 514+ views
    Catholic League ^ | 7/10/2008 | n/a
    Paul Zachary Myers, a professor at the University of Minnesota Morris, has pledged to desecrate the Eucharist. He is responding to what happened recently at the University of Central Florida when a student walked out of Mass with the Host, holding it hostage for several days. Myers was angry at the Catholic League for criticizing the student. His post can be accessed from his faculty page on the university’s website. Here is an excerpt of his July 8 post, “It’s a Frackin’ Cracker!”: “Can anyone out there score me some consecrated communion wafers?” Myers continued by saying, “if any of...
  • 'Body Of Christ' Snatched From Church, Held Hostage By UCF Student (Catholic Caucus)

    07/06/2008 9:43:53 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 104 replies · 315+ views
    WFTV.com ^ | 7/5/2008 | n/a
    A University of Central Florida student, upset religious groups hold church services on public campuses, is holding hostage the Eucharist, an object so sacred to Catholics they call it the Body of Christ. Church officials say UCF Student Senator Webster Cook was disruptive and disrespectful when he attended Mass held on campus Sunday June 29. It was during that Mass where Cook admits he obtained the Eucharist.... A church leader was watching, confronted Cook and tried to recover the sacred bread. Cook said she crossed the line and that's why he brought it home with him. "She came up behind...
  • Marriage for All at All Saints Church (Episcopalians Begin Gay Marriages)

    05/22/2008 5:39:17 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 38 replies · 137+ views
    An Inch At A Time ^ | May 22, 2008 | All Saints Church, Pasadena
    Marriage for All at All Saints Church Press Release sent from All Saints Church, Pasadena this afternoon: All Saints Church, Pasadena rector, J. Edwin Bacon, Jr., announced today that the church will treat equally all couples presenting themselves for the rite of marriage. The announcement followed a special meeting of the All Saints Church Vestry, which unanimously adopted a “Resolution on Marriage Equality” [below] in response to the May 15, 2008 ruling of the California Supreme Court. “Today’s decision is consistent with All Saints Church, Pasadena’s identity as a peace and justice church,” said Bacon, following the historic vote. “It...
  • Hey, Wasn't Everybody Stepping on American Flags Back in 2001?

    05/05/2008 9:50:48 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 23 replies · 111+ views
    NRO, The Campaign Spot ^ | 05/05 09:14 AM | Jim Geraghty
    Hey, Wasn't Everybody Stepping on American Flags Back in 2001? Marathon Pundit finds a photo of Obama's friend, donor, and former fellow board member Bill Ayers, stepping on an American flag. Eh, it's a long time ago, right? It was the '60s. Every young person did things they regretted back then. Oh, wait, this photo is from 2001... the same year Obama served together on the board of the Woods Fund and Obama accepted a $200 campaign contribution from him.
  • Flag Desecration Of The Day: Bill Ayers Stomps On Old Glory

    05/05/2008 5:21:15 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies · 411+ views
    michellemalkin.com ^ | May 5, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    By Michelle Malkin • May 5, 2008 Here’s your Monday morning blood pressure-raiser. Put your coffee down before clicking.The full Chicago Magazine article, titled “No Regrets,” is here with the color photo. You know, conversations about that photo will not help the Obamas’ kids… And in case you missed it, make sure you read John Murtaugh’s piece on how the Weather Underground terrorists tried to kill his family. Video here. Like the Arizona Republic editorial board put it today: The 60s just won’t go away. Here’s your letter of the morning from Greg Phares in today’s WSJ: Elizabeth Wurtzel (”Obama’s...
  • Obama’s Buddy, Bill Ayers Stomping the American Flag

    05/05/2008 10:42:41 AM PDT · by Jay777 · 38 replies · 3,881+ views
    Stop the ACLU ^ | 5-May-08 | Unknown
    Photo from 2001, while Obama served on the Woods Fund Board with Bill Ayers. Maybe its time for Obama to disown his terrorist friends?
  • Univ. of Maine Flag Desecration Revisited

    04/20/2008 12:52:41 PM PDT · by bioqubit · 7 replies · 136+ views
    vanity | 4/20/08 | Bioqubit
    Exchange over flag desecration at UM at Farmington
  • RALLY IN NEW HAVEN CONNECTICUT TO DEFEND THE WAR MEMORIALS FROM MS-13 GANG DESECRATION

    02/29/2008 7:17:55 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 64 replies · 1,655+ views
    The Gathering of Eagles | 2-29-08 | RaceBannon
    The GATHERING OF EAGLES, a patriotic organization whose goal is to publicly support our men and women in uniform, whether active duty or veteran, announces our whole hearted participation with the New Haven GUARDIAN ANGELS in an upcoming rally at the Vietnam and Korean War memorial The Vietnam and Korean War Memorial Walls in New Haven, CT have been desecrated on three separate occasions. It is believed to have been done by Illegal Alien gangs including - but not necessarily limited to - the MS-13 criminal gang organization due to the messages that were scrawled upon the face of these...
  • Afghans protest over claim Koran desecrated

    01/23/2008 5:13:38 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 14 replies · 66+ views
    Reuters ^ | 21 Jan 2008 | Mirwais Afghan
    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A group of Afghans protested on Monday against what they called the desecration of the Koran by British forces, the district governor said, although he and a British spokesman denied any desecration took place. Numerous people describing themselves as demonstrators and residents also telephoned a Reuters reporter in the southern city of Kandahar to say some 600 people took part in the protest in Girishk district of neighbouring Helmand province. Abdul Manaf, Girishk's district governor, said 150 people had demonstrated in the town, but that there had been no desecration of the holy book and Taliban...
  • Gravestones vandalized in Jewish cemetery

    01/13/2008 5:50:25 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 22 replies · 109+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | January 12, 2008 | DAN ROZEK
    Dozens of gravestones at a Jewish cemetery near Norridge were desecrated with anti-Semitic graffiti in an attack that Cook County authorities are calling a hate crime. The vandalism caused an estimated $100,000 damage to 57 tombstones scarred with spray-painted swastikas, other symbols and slurs that included "Aryan Power" and "white power." "To see the physical damage and the disrespect for people who are dead, it's so sad," said Phil Ferkel, executive director of Westlawn Cemetery. Several vandals -- described as "cowards who ply hate" by Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart -- apparently invaded the cemetery last weekend. "What they did...
  • Arabs Desecrate Grave of Biblical Prime Minister Joshua

    12/19/2007 12:09:27 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 96 replies · 144+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | December 19, 2007 | Ezra HaLevi
    Jewish worshippers Tuesday were stunned to find Arabs had desecrated the graves of the Biblical Joshua, Caleb and Nun (Joshua’s father). Joshua served as the Jewish Nation's Prime Minister from the year 2488 until 2516 on the Hebrew calendar (1272 BCE - 1300 BCE). Members of the One Shechem organization that organizes visits to the graves arrived in the village of Timnat (Kifl) Haress, near Ariel in Samaria, to prepare for a special prayer gathering, discovered that Arab vandals had desecrated the village’s Jewish tombs. The tombs of Yehoshua (Joshua) ben Nun, Nun, and Calev (Caleb) ben Yefuneh were covered...
  • Found In Farmer's Field: The 2,000-Year-Old Skeleton Of The Lost Lady Of Rome

    11/23/2007 7:32:17 AM PST · by blam · 46 replies · 311+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 11-23-2007 | Chris Brooke
    Found in a farmer's field: The 2,000-year-old skeleton of the lost lady of Rome By CHRIS BROOKE Last updated at 09:14am on 23rd November 2007 In her lifetime she was a member of a wealthy family based in a bustling British outpost of the world's mightiest empire. The imperial glory has long faded. But, almost 2,000 years on, archaeologists have discovered a corner of an English field that is forever Rome. They have unearthed a coffin containing a remarkably well-preserved skeleton in the village of Aldborough, near Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire - once the site of a major Roman town, Isurium...
  • A Marine's flag, in ashes

    10/18/2007 9:01:55 AM PDT · by mojito · 105 replies · 105+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | 10/18/2007 | Julie Sullivan
    Flags flew the May day they buried Dale Peterson. They lined the streets of Burns, where hundreds watched, hands on hearts, as his coffin passed. One flag, in particular, made it to Dale's dad. Greg Peterson, former sheriff of Harney County, went home to Redmond and hung the flag beside his front door. And there it flew, day and night, for the toddler he carried on his back into the Blue Mountains, for the boy he taught to fish the Malheur River, for the only son he sent to Iraq. Sunday morning, as Greg Peterson left for church, he found...
  • Veterans Organization Offers Reward (for vandals of Vietnam Veteran's Memorial)

    10/15/2007 9:12:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies · 253+ views
    Military.com ^ | Week of October 15, 2007
    AMVETS National Commander John P. "J.P." Brown III announced today that AMVETS is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and successful prosecution of those responsible for the Sept. 7, 2007 vandalism of the Vietnam Veterans' Memorial. According to the National Park Service, an unidentified substance stained 14 of the memorial's 140 panels. For more information, visit the AMVETS website.
  • Anger over plan to dig up 350,000 bodies in historic London cemetery for Muslim burial site[UK]

    10/11/2007 10:58:41 AM PDT · by BGHater · 93 replies · 2,817+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 11 Oct 2007 | Daily Mail
    A row has erupted over a plan to dig up a third of a million bodies from an historic east London cemetery to make way for a new Muslim burial site. Tower Hamlets council in London is considering reopening the Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park in Mile End to answer a long-running campaign for a Muslim graveyard in the area. The park, off Bow Common Lane, was deconsecrated as a Church of England cemetery by Parliament in 1966, after being deemed full with about 350,000 bodies buried there. It is not yet clear what the Council proposes to do with the...
  • Flag-desecration charges dropped[North Carolina][Flag Upside Down]

    08/05/2007 3:03:36 PM PDT · by BGHater · 11 replies · 578+ views
    AP ^ | 03 Aug 2007 | AP
    Buncombe County authorities dropped flag-desecration charges against a couple who displayed an upside-down flag with protest signs pinned to it. Sheriff Van Duncan said he asked District Attorney Ron Moore to drop charges against Mark and Deborah Kuhn, whose flag included a photo of President Bush with "Out now" written on it. Duncan also said his office will continue an investigation into the conduct of the deputy who issued the charges after a complaint from a fellow National Guardsman. Duncan said Deputy Brian Scarborough "probably shouldn't have been there to begin with." The Kuhns also said Scarborough assaulted them. The...
  • LE PEN JOINS IN CONDEMNATION OF ATTACK ON JEWISH GRAVESTONES (Chirac at his usual worst)

    04/02/2007 6:50:09 PM PDT · by Cornpone · 4 replies · 319+ views
    The Tocqueville Connection ^ | 2 April 2007 | AFP
    PARIS, April 2, 2007 (AFP) - French far-right presidential candidate Jean-Marie Le Pen on Monday joined in the broad condemnation from political leaders of a weekend attack on Jewish gravestones in the northern city of Lille. Le Pen described the desecration of some 50 tombstones in the Jewish section of the Lille cemetery at the weekend as a "hateful act" and noted that it was a "recurring event" during election campaigns. "Attacking cemeteries, of whatever religion, is unbearable and stupid," said Le Pen in an interview to France Info radio. President Jacques Chirac on Sunday ordered the government "to do...
  • American Flag Burning Illegal Alien Indicted for Reentering US

    08/19/2006 8:37:27 AM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 18 replies · 1,036+ views
    The Sierra Times ^ | 19 August 2006 A.D. | Jim Kouri
    A Mexican man with two prior convictions for illegally entering the United States was arraigned in federal court in Cleveland on Wednesday for illegal reentry, the result of an investigation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. Jose Barron-Marquez, 35, a citizen of Mexico, was apprehended by the New Philadelphia Police Department after stealing a US flag and setting it on fire following a July 4th Independence Day celebration. Marquez provided the arresting officer a false identity, calling himself “Marco Polo.” Marquez was taken into ICE custody July 11. Database checks revealed that he had two previous convictions for illegally entering...
  • The Pope wants to visit Serbia

    12 August 2006 | 14:24 | Source: Beta NOVI SAD -- Bishop Eugenio Sbarbaro, Apostiolic Nuncio to Belgrade, said that Pope Benedict XVI wants to visit Serbia. Sbarbaro told Novi Sad daily Građanski List that the Pope wants to come to Serbia in order to unite the churches and religious communities better. “When the Holy Father hears that he will be able to make the visit in that spirit, not only will he come, but we will rush to come as soon as possible.” Sbarbaro said. Sbarbaro added that Pope Benedict XVI was supposed to visit Serbia while he was...
  • Pig's head tossed into Lewiston (Maine) mosque

    07/06/2006 11:59:52 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 92 replies · 4,805+ views
    MaineToday.com ^ | 7/5/06 | AP
    LEWISTON — A 33-year-old man was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly threw a severed pig's head into a Lewiston mosque while a group of Muslim men were praying. The frozen pig's head was rolled into the Lewiston Auburn Islamic Center on Lisbon Street about 10:15 p.m. Monday, witnesses told the Sun Journal of Lewiston. About 40 men were bowed down as part of their prayer ritual when the incident occurred. They got up and ran outside but were unable to locate anyone. None of the men was hit by the animal head. Brent Matthews of Lewiston went to the police...
  • Flag Desecrations & Sen. Tom Harkin: Question

    07/02/2006 10:16:07 AM PDT · by IPWGOP · 30 replies · 634+ views
    Harkin Must Go ^ | 7/2/2006 | IPWGOP
    Iowa's Sen. Tom Harkin stated today in the press in Iowa that there have only been 7 desecrations of the US flag in the past 7 years.According to standards per the Constitutional (legal) definition of 'desecration,' does any body out there know of these 7 specific incidents of flag desecrations?This is important, as the recent Senate vote failed BY ONE VOTE regarding an amendment to the Constitution to banning flag desecration. Sen. Harkin was one of the senators who voted against the Constitution amendment banning flag desecration.So, anybody have some info on these 7 flag desecrations ion the past 7...
  • Feinstein's Flag Fetish" Illogic for all

    07/01/2006 4:37:00 PM PDT · by at bay · 14 replies · 894+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 6-25-06 | Leonard Pitts
    Thank you, Dianne Feinstein. Composition teachers all over the country are indebted to the Democratic senator from California for a commentary published Tuesday in USA Today. Instead of tearing their hair out trying to instruct students in the finer points of logic, rhetoric and critical thinking, teachers will henceforth be able to simply pull out Feinstein's piece and say, "Don't do this." They will never find a better illustration of a bad argument badly made. Feinstein is co-sponsor of something called the Flag Protection Amendment, the latest congressional effort to amend the Constitution to protect the U.S. flag from "desecration"...
  • Flag retirement plaza to open

    06/14/2006 7:35:34 AM PDT · by buzzyboop · 1 replies · 292+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | June 14, 2006 | Lara Brenckle
    Every morning at sunrise, custodian John L. Kovach Jr. hoists the American flag to the top of the flagpole at Bethel Park's Memorial Elementary School and gives it a snappy salute -- a habit born of military discipline and an abiding love of country. "No matter how you feel about this issue or that issue, the one thing that blankets us with the security and freedom we enjoy is the American flag," said Kovach, a former Marine and sergeant first class in the Pennsylvania National Guard. Today - Flag Day - Kovach, 52, of Bethel Park, again will salute as...