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  • DRUDGE: Obama skips statement on Easter; has commemorated all Muslim holidays...

    04/25/2011 11:58:37 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 31 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 04/25/11 | Kevin Koffler
    What? No Easter Greeting? Just when I thought the current team running the White House might have used up all its allotted mistakes comes word that President Obama failed to issue either either an Easter or a Good Friday greeting to the nation. Now, let’s forget for a moment that these greetings, which presidents issue on many holidays and commemorations of events, are largely perfunctory and symbolic gestures that nobody cares about. Until there’s a problem with them. Fox News first caught the blunder and put it into context that makes the omission insulting to Christians. The mistake is odd...
  • What? No Easter Greeting? [Obama announces every Muslim holiday, but not Easter]

    04/25/2011 1:21:55 PM PDT · by grundle · 28 replies
    whitehousedossier.com ^ | April 25, 2011 | Keith Koffler
    Just when I thought the current team running the White House might have used up all its allotted mistakes comes word that President Obama failed to issue either an Easter or a Good Friday greeting to the nation. Now, let’s forget for a moment that these greetings, which presidents issue on many holidays and commemorations of events, are largely perfunctory and symbolic gestures that nobody cares about. Until there’s a problem with them. Fox News first caught the blunder and put it into context that makes the omission insulting to Christians. The mistake is odd enough to call into question...
  • ‘Hunky Jesus’ Contest in San Francisco Mocks Christianity on Easter Sunday

    04/21/2011 11:31:15 AM PDT · by massmike · 35 replies
    http://americansfortruth.com ^ | 04/21/2011 | Peter LaBarbera
    This Easter Sunday in San Francisco’s Delores Park, Christianity-spoofing homosexual drag queen “nuns” calling themselves the “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence” will stage their annual “Hunky Jesus” contest — mocking the Savior of the world, Jesus Christ — as shirtless men in “crucifixion” costumes parade on stage in an atmosphere of haughty, homoerotic humor. “There’s nothing that delights arrogant, pro-homosexual liberals more than making fun of Bible-believing Christians – as evidenced by this blasphemous Easter ‘contest,’” LaBarbera said. “Of course, it goes without saying that these defiant champions of ‘tolerance and diversity’ wouldn’t dare hold a ‘Hunky Muhammad’ contest during Ramadan...
  • Easter Bunny is mugged

    04/01/2010 2:27:36 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 42 replies · 1,319+ views
    Mid hudson News ^ | 04/01/2010
    FISHKILL – State Police are looking for the person who mugged the Easter Bunny in front of the Alps Sweet Shoppe on Main Street in Fishkill in the late afternoon on Wednesday. Just before 5 p.m., a woman, dressed in a white rabbit costume, was attacked by an unknown assailant as she stood on the sidewalk in front of the shop. The perp charged her and slamming her to the ground before fleeing on foot. The victim sustained minor injuries. The attacker was seen running in the area of the post office. He is described as being about 17 years...
  • Play depicting Jesus as gay returns on Easter

    03/31/2010 10:14:37 AM PDT · by South40 · 23 replies · 603+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | March 31, 2010 | ELYSSE JAMES
    NORTH TUSTIN – A controversial play that drew protesters in November will return to the Church of the Foothills for an Easter Sunday performance. "Corpus Christi" depicts Jesus as a gay man living in 1950s Corpus Christi, Texas, playwright Terrence McNally's home town. The cast of 13 portray Jesus and the 12 Apostles. "It's a story of love and a story of passion, and the story of Christ, so actually it works out very well to have it on Easter," said Pastor Mike Holland of Church of the Foothills. Holland said the group chose to do the play on Easter...
  • Iowa Town Renames Good Friday To "Spring Holiday"

    03/30/2010 9:40:46 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 33 replies · 980+ views
    http://abcnews.go.com/ ^ | March 30, 2010 | Russell Goldman
    One week before the most solemn day in the Christian year, the city of Davenport, Iowa removed Good Friday from its municipal calendar, setting off a storm of complaints from Christians and union members whose contracts give them that day off. Taking a recommendation by the Davenport Civil Rights Commission to change the holiday's name to something more ecumenical, City Administrator Craig Malin sent a memo to municipal employees announcing Good Friday would officially be known as "Spring Holiday."
  • Lent fast re-branded as 'Christian Ramadan'

    02/12/2008 11:35:43 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 65 replies · 373+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 12/02/2008 | Bruno Waterfield
    Dutch Catholics have re-branded the Lent fast as the "Christian Ramadan" in an attempt to appeal to young people who are more likely to know about Islam than Christianity. The Catholic charity Vastenaktie, which collects for the Third World across the Netherlands during the Lent period, is concerned that the Christian festival has become less important for the Dutch over the last generation. "The image of the Catholic Lent must be polished. The fact that we use a Muslim term is related to the fact that Ramadan is a better-known concept among young people than Lent," said Vastenaktie Director, Martin...
  • Jesus Tomb Film Scholars Backtrack (Discovery's "Lost Tomb of Jesus")

    04/11/2007 8:56:08 PM PDT · by Reaganesque · 89 replies · 2,132+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 4/11/07 | Etgar Lefkovits
    Several prominent scholars who were interviewed in a bitterly contested documentary that suggests that Jesus and his family members were buried in a nondescript ancient Jerusalem burial cave have now revised their conclusions, including the statistician who claimed that the odds were 600:1 in favor of the tomb being the family burial cave of Jesus of Nazareth, a new study on the fallout from the popular documentary shows. The dramatic clarifications, compiled by epigrapher Stephen Pfann of the University of the Holy Land in Jerusalem in a paper titled "Cracks in the Foundation: How the Lost Tomb of Jesus story...
  • A Debate for the Millennia: Did Jesus Rise From the Dead?[Washington Post article]

    04/09/2007 4:01:07 PM PDT · by freedomdefender · 65 replies · 1,720+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 30, 2007 | Daniel Burke
    Where you stand on the Resurrection tends to mirror how you interpret the Bible, said Stephen T. Davis, a professor of philosophy at California's Claremont McKenna College. Davis believes in the bodily resurrection, though he acknowledges some seemingly contradictory New Testament accounts. "Some are easy and some I don't know how to reconcile," said Davis, a minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA). "They were different stories that got talked about and talked about, so its not surprising there would have been some discrepancies. But there's tremendous agreement on the basic facts." Any discrepancies can be "eliminated by a straight-up reading...
  • The War on Christianity has Spread to Christmas and now Easter: "Spring Egg Hunt" & "Spring Bunny"

    04/08/2007 6:39:30 PM PDT · by Coleus · 25 replies · 985+ views
    Google News | 04.08.07
    Spring Egg Hunt   Spring Bunny  
  • Anti-War Activists Plan Easter 'Bomb' Hunt

    04/06/2007 1:11:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 582+ views
    NewsMax ^ | April 6, 2007 | Carl Limbacher
    When children participate Monday in a Washington tradition, the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn, anti-war and human rights activists will be hosting a parallel rite: an Easter cluster-bomb hunt.
  • Commentary: What would Jesus really do?

    04/06/2007 1:40:34 PM PDT · by driftdiver · 123 replies · 1,796+ views
    CNN ^ | Apr 6, 2007 | Roland Martin
    When did it come to the point that being a Christian meant caring about only two issues,­ abortion and homosexuality? Ask the nonreligious what being a Christian today means, and based on what we see and read, it's a good bet they will say that followers of Jesus Christ are preoccupied with those two points. Poverty? Whatever. Homelessness? An afterthought. A widening gap between the have and have-nots? Immaterial. Divorce? The divorce rate of Christians mirrors the national average, so that's no big deal. The point is that being a Christian should be about more than abortion and homosexuality, and...
  • Easter "Hit" Parade-cultural elites launch a blizzard of attacks on religion during holiest season.

    04/06/2007 6:00:38 AM PDT · by SJackson · 29 replies · 974+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | April 6, 2007 | Brian Fitzpatrick
    Christians and Jews are accustomed to cultural elites trying to undermine their religious faith during Lent, Passover and Easter – but it’s never been as bad as this year.  Beginning on February 26, the news and entertainment media have fired a stunning barrage of criticism at religious beliefs, religious practice, and religious symbols. Nothing is too sacred to attack this year, not even the most crucial teachings of Judaism and Christianity. On Easter Sunday, the History Channel will question whether the Bible is God’s genuine revelation to mankind. The current – Holy Week – issue of Newsweek teases readers with...
  • N.Y. gallery cancels naked chocolate Jesus exhibit

    03/30/2007 7:01:18 PM PDT · by mware · 59 replies · 786+ views
    Reuters ^ | Fri Mar 30, 2007 | Daniel Trotta
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Manhattan art gallery canceled on Friday its Easter-season exhibit of a life-size chocolate sculpture depicting a naked Jesus, after an outcry by Roman Catholics.
  • Rhode Island Town bans the Easter Bunny

    03/23/2007 1:13:57 PM PDT · by craigri · 40 replies · 1,374+ views
    The Easter bunny has been replace by Peter Rabbit. Unbelivable!
  • Chocolate bunny meltdown - Media hops all over Walnut Creek and its renamed egg hunt

    03/11/2007 10:05:22 AM PDT · by SmithL · 83 replies · 1,829+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/11/7 | C. W. Nevius
    When the great Easter Bunny hullabaloo hit Walnut Creek, it took nearly everyone by surprise. Surely, city officials thought, this couldn't last. It would all blow over once people realized that they hadn't banned Easter, just renamed their annual kids' event a "Spring Egg Hunt'' rather than an "Easter Egg Hunt.'' "Honestly,'' Walnut Creek spokesman Brad Rovanpera said this week, "with all the things in the world to worry about, people are coming unglued over this?'' They are. And the reaction speaks less to the controversy about religion in the community -- it's just a rabbit, after all -- than...