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  • Story of King David Sets Base for New NBC Series..

    A modern-day retelling of the biblical story of King David will be premiering on NBC next month as a network television series. “Kings,” created by Michael Green (“Heroes,” “Everwood”), centers on the drama surrounding David Shepherd, a young soldier in the war-torn country of Gilboa, who will rise to fame after inspiring the nation through his fearless rescue of the king’s son. Amid Shepherd's thrust toward destiny and peace for the kingdom, however, the country's power players will go to great lengths to see him fall, blurring the line between his allies and enemies. It’s “the new coming from the...
  • Federal imprisonment of Christians right around the corner (hate crimes bills)

    02/24/2009 2:16:33 PM PST · by mainestategop · 54 replies · 3,865+ views
    When is the last time you saw $10 Million dollars being spent on special programs in schools that taught school-age children about Judeo-Christian values and why they are important in our laws today? Better yet, funded by the Government? Well, I can answer that for you. Never! But, the Government sure is interested in getting some bills passed that will do just that for certain select minority groups such as homosexuals while putting Christians in prison. $10 Million dollars in funding will be allocated annually for the administration of hate crime prevention including special programs about this in our schools....
  • Thousands of Christians form 'virtual connection' to J'lem

    02/21/2009 3:10:19 PM PST · by Askwhy5times · 1 replies · 408+ views
    JPost ^ | Feb 21, 2009 | ETGAR LEFKOVITS
    In an effort to connect with Israel both spiritually and physically, tens of thousands of Christians across the globe have watched live webcasts of Jerusalem holy sites on the Internet since the free service was launched several months ago, the head of a new Christian on-line broadcast provider said Friday. More than 30,000 people have viewed the webcasts on www.ipraytv.com since its launch four months ago during the Feast of the Tabernacles/Succot, said Mike Peros, founder and CEO of IPrayTV. The site, which rose to prominence after its live webcasts of Christmas in Bethlehem, has attracted Christians of various denominations...
  • Radical Secular Humanism Undermining Judeo-Christian Traditions Exposed!

    02/16/2009 1:55:49 AM PST · by ADReditor · 2 replies · 336+ views
    American Daily Review ^ | /2/15/2009 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    America’s Secular Challenge: The Rise of a New National Religion was delivered to me a while ago. I read the book shortly after I received it, and was amazed at how the author, Herbert London, could possibly put so much information that would normally fill volumes into a small, 97 page book. The number of pages fooled me, however. I did not move through the material nearly as quickly as I thought I would. Contained within the pages of Herb London’s small book is a huge message. Mr. London meticulously researched the material, and wrote the book in such a...
  • The universe’s birth certificate

    02/08/2009 3:10:04 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 144 replies · 2,116+ views
    CMI ^ | Alexander Williams
    The universe’s birth certificate Once you let go of the Bible as history, all Christian doctrine begins to disintegrate. Dr Nigel Leaves, the Warden and Dean of Studies at John Wollaston Anglican Theological College in Perth (Australia), provides a typical example in The God Problem: Alternatives to Fundamentalism.1 He says ‘the major factor in the waning of the Christian faith is its continuing insistence on a supernatural God—the Almighty, the lawgiver and judge.’ He considers four alternatives to ‘fundamentalism’ (i.e. believing in the God of the Bible), saying, ‘Traditional beliefs about God cannot be sustained in the light of the...
  • "We Are Embarrassed" (Cardinal O'Malley on the SSPX)

    01/31/2009 3:13:02 PM PST · by NYer · 48 replies · 1,274+ views
    WITL ^ | January 31, 2009 | Rocco Palmo
    Long a key voice in Catholic-Jewish relations, Cardinal Sean O'Malley OFM Cap. of Boston issued a response to the week's events late last night: The Vatican announced this week that the Holy Father has lifted the excommunications of four bishops of the Society of St. Pius X. I was pleased with the news which shows, once again, the Holy Father’s concern for unity and reconciliation in the Church.... [The Pope's] outreach to the communities who follow these bishops is just one more manifestation of his ardent desire to bring these people (which some estimate to be as many as...
  • Pope Emphasises His 'Solidarity With Jews' After Provoking Outrage

    01/28/2009 7:54:14 PM PST · by Steelfish · 8 replies · 397+ views
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | January 29, 2009
    Pope emphasises his 'solidarity with Jews' after provoking outrage by readmitting bishop who denies Holocaust By DAILY MAIL REPORTER 29th January 2009 Pope Benedict has expressed his 'full and unquestionable solidarity' with Jews, after outraging many by rehabilitating a bishop who denies the Holocaust. Speaking at his Wednesday audience, the German-born pope tried to heal the rift with Jews by saying the attempt to exterminate them in the Holocaust should remain a warning to all humanity. Recalling his visit to the Auschwitz death camp in 2006, Benedict condemned the 'pitiless killing of millions of Jews, innocent victims of blind racial...
  • What Is Not True About the Good Friday Prayer for Jews (Errors in Understanding)

    01/28/2009 4:01:45 PM PST · by NYer · 8 replies · 546+ views
    ZNA ^ | January 27, 2009
    ROME, JAN. 27, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Dialogue between Jews and Christians is a sensitive issue, and there have been many misunderstandings about the new Good Friday prayer for the Jews, says a scholar in the matter. According to Father Michel Remaud, director of the Christian Institute of Jewish Studies and Hebrew Literature of Jerusalem, the Good Friday prayer for the Jews used in the "extraordinary rite" is not a prayer for their conversion, but rather a prayer for the Jewish people. He said the text approved by Benedict XVI does not say "Oremus pro conversione Judæorum" (Let us pray for the...
  • American Jewish Rabbis Show Solidarity with Vatican against Obama's Anti-Life Measures

    01/28/2009 10:49:45 AM PST · by wagglebee · 23 replies · 1,376+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/28/09 | John-Henry Westen
    NEW YORK, January 27, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) -  Rabbi Yehuda Levin, spokesman for Rabbinical Alliance of America, will be in Rome Thursday meeting with high ranking Vatican officials. While there he will express solidarity regarding the recent Vatican criticisms of US President Barack Obama and his executive order which has permitted US taxpayer funds to be given to organizations performing and lobbying for abortion internationally.  Levin will be representing over 800 Orthodox Jewish Rabbis who form the Rabbinical Alliance of America. His visit is being coordinated by the Rome office of Human Life International. Following Obama's overturning of the Mexico City...
  • Visiting Lutheran bishops call for halt to violence

    01/06/2009 6:33:39 PM PST · by SmithL · 24 replies · 501+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1/6/9 | HAVIV RETTIG GUR
    Dozens of American and Canadian Lutheran bishops arrived in Jerusalem on Tuesday for their annual Academy, a meeting for theological discussion. Planned many months in advance, they gathered in the shadow of the war in Gaza. Bishop Mark Hanson, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, called for a cease-fire ahead of his visit, urging "officials of both parties to the conflict to... refrain from all violent acts, which only bring destruction and tragedy, and urge them instead to work to resolve their differences through peaceful and nonviolent means," the church said in a statement. The church believed...
  • A Disturbing Book Worth Reading

    12/24/2008 5:24:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies · 2,046+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 24, 2008 | Tony Blankley
    I recently read a book that deserves the widest possible readership: "The Trouble with Textbooks -- Distorting History and Religion," by Gary A. Tobin and Dennis R. Ybarra. I never have met or talked with either of these gentlemen, but I can't say enough good things about this book. For all who believe that there is a fairly objective rendition of history that we are obliged to teach our children, this book reveals how shockingly far from that objective American education -- particularly in schools' textbooks -- has fallen. In their conclusion, the authors quote the great historian of Islam...
  • Nativity scene and menorah in Central Park [Catholic League display in NYC on public property]

    12/22/2008 6:10:50 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 5 replies · 469+ views
    Spero News ^ | December 18, 2008 | William Donohue
    Take note all ye cultural fascists out to annihilate Christmas: The Catholic League has a nativity scene on public property in New York City, right in Central Park. We deliberately put it on the corner of 59th and 5th so that New Yorkers taking the 5th Avenue bus downtown can’t avoid seeing it. Indeed, it’s impossible to miss. Next to it will be the world’s largest menorah, a religious symbol that some dunce lawyers still think is a secular symbol. “Every year we get a permit from the New York City Parks Department to display our life-sized crèche in Central...
  • A Response To Marc Shaiman's Musical Against Prop. 8 (Its Not Hate Alert)

    12/09/2008 10:04:24 AM PST · by goldstategop · 14 replies · 1,151+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 12/09/2008 | Dennis Prager
    Marc Shaiman, the Tony Award-winning composer of the film and stage musical “Hairspray,” has done the country a major, if inadvertent, service. He has composed a brief musical piece against California Proposition 8 that takes only three minutes to reveal the ignorance and hate that pervades so much anti-Proposition 8 activism. This short musical, viewed more than 2 million times on the Internet, features major Hollywood talents playing (through song) two groups on a beach -- gay men and women in beach clothes and a stuffy formally dressed church group composed of whites and blacks. Its message begins with a...
  • Gay Marriage And Collective Lie (Harold Fickett Answers Andrew Sullivan Alert)

    11/26/2008 4:27:06 PM PST · by goldstategop · 25 replies · 1,266+ views
    Godspy.com ^ | 11/25/2008 | Harold Fickett
    The writer Andrew Sullivan sits across the table from you on Chris Matthews' Hardball praising gay-marriage as a symbol of the homosexual community's desire to join the mainstream. He is a Catholic, conservative in many things, and a highly articulate spokesman for his point-of-view. What do you say? The requisite conservative on pundit panels usually falls back on citing heterosexual marriage's 5,000 year history as society's basic building block. Marriage has always been between a man and a woman. 65% of the American people are against homosexual unions. Etc. That's not going to get it. It's a way of brushing...
  • SIGN THIS PETITION IN SUPPPORT OF THE LDS CHURCH (THANK THEM FOR THEIR SUPPORT OF PROP. 8!)

    11/25/2008 10:05:55 PM PST · by goldstategop · 502+ views
    Above The Hate ^ | 11/15/2008 | Above The Hate Open Letter
    Above the Hate.com Letter Against Hate to President Monson November 15, 2008 President Thomas S. Monson Office of the First Presidency Church Administration Building 47 East South Temple Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 Dear President Monson: We write firstly to express our deep gratitude to you and the entire LDS community for the large and impressive contributions of your church and its members in protecting marriage in California and Arizona. Anyone who participated in this process has come to admire the competence, diligence and moral courage that so many members of your faith community displayed as part of this coalition...
  • Online Petition Thanks LDS Church For Prop. 8 Support (Mormons Backed By Social Conservatives Alert)

    11/25/2008 9:47:13 PM PST · by goldstategop · 83 replies · 3,054+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 11/25/2008 | Peggy Fletcher Stack
    More than 3,000 people, including longtime Mormon critic James Dobson of Focus on the Family, have signed an online petition thanking the LDS Church for its efforts on behalf of California's traditional marriage initiative known as Proposition 8. "Anyone who participated in this process has come to admire the competence, diligence and moral courage that so many members of your faith community displayed as part of this coalition effort -- as Catholics, Evangelicals, Mormons and people of other faith communities all came together to fight this great battle for marriage," says the petition, which is addressed to LDS President Thomas...
  • “I apologize for the Jewish vote for Obama”

    11/20/2008 5:20:47 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 48 replies · 1,494+ views
    Jewish Journal ^ | November 12, 2008 | Dean Rotbart
    This is my public apology to John McCain, Sarah Palin, Republican voters, Christian evangelicals, Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity, Mike Gallagher and everyone else in the non-Jewish universe who stands four-square behind the State of Israel. While you have written, spoken and, yes, even prayed in strong opposition to any retrofitting of American policy on behalf of the Jewish state, nearly eight out of every 10 American Jews failed to demonstrate similar resolve on Election Day.
  • The creation basis for morality

    11/20/2008 9:35:15 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 3 replies · 474+ views
    CEH ^ | Steve Cardno
    News bulletins every day abound with stories of moral unrest somewhere in the world. The Columbine high-school massacre in America a few years ago focused world attention on a once-average community which suffered the outrage of brutal murders. The atrocities that resulted in the deaths of thousands in the World Trade Center terrorist acts brought to light how wicked human beings can be towards one another. Society’s laws are being violated at an ever-increasing rate, as evidenced by the rapid expansion of police forces and proliferation of all manner of ‘security’ devices and services to protect life and property. Clearly,...
  • PBS Nova Series Declares Bill Maher Right: Old Testament Just a 'Book of Jewish Fairy Tales'

    11/17/2008 6:22:26 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 61 replies · 1,908+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | November 17, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick
    Perhaps the PBS Nova producers should have consulted the Naked Archaeologist or The Bible as History before making a show whose purpose is to debunk the Old Testament. Here is the description of the special two hour edition of Nova as reported by Reuters/Hollywood Reporter: LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – Bill Maher, on HBO's "Real Time With Bill Maher," frequently refers to the Old Testament of the Bible as the Book of Jewish Fairy Tales. The description might anger the pious and the fundamentalists, but guess what? Maher's close to the truth. A visually stunning two-hour special edition of "Nova"...
  • Prop 8 called the 'Gettysburg' of gay civil rights

    11/02/2008 4:26:07 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 33 replies · 937+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Oct. 31, 2008 | LISA LEFF
    Five months and thousands of weddings after California's highest court sanctioned same-sex marriage, anxious eyes around the nation will closely follow voters Tuesday as they decide whether to turn back the clock. Given the state's size and influence, the vote on a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage has become a referendum on sexual orientation and civil rights. Both sides call it the "Gettysburg" of the power struggle between the gay rights movement and the Christian right, with the victors capturing momentum in other states. "As California goes, so goes the nation," Mayor Gavin Newsom boldly predicted at a City Hall...
  • Law professors enter Prop. 8 fray on church's tax-exempt status

    10/30/2008 9:09:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies · 1,536+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | October 30, 2008 | Michael Gardner
    Whether disapproving churches could be forced to choose between providing services to gay couples or losing their tax-exempt status is one of the questions swirling around Proposition 8, the Nov. 4 ballot measure that would ban same-sex marriage. AdvertisementIn its May ruling legalizing same-sex marriage, the state Supreme Court made clear that it did not intend for the decision to be interpreted as interfering with a church's right to determine who it marries. Yesterday, 59 California law professors released a one-page position paper making their case that the state and federal constitutions provide ironclad protections for churches. “No church's tax-exempt...
  • Claims By No On Prop. 8 Grow More Desperate As Polling Numbers Sink (Queerly Beloved Panicked Alert)

    Polls continue to slide for No on Prop 8 Equity for All, as reports leak out that the campaign’s management structure is in utter disarray. A series of orchestrated, factually false press statements have been issued alleging the sky will fall if Proposition 8 passes on Tuesday. “Clearly, this is nothing more than a floundering campaign grasping at straws to save its effort,” said Chip White, Protectmarriage.com – Yes on 8 campaign spokesman. “It’s quite sad because those who are hurt most are voters. We invited the No on Prop 8 campaign to debate Proposition 8 this weekend in a...
  • Judeo-Christian clergy blast Obama

    10/27/2008 8:39:14 PM PDT · by seastay · 10 replies · 460+ views
    chicagotribune ^ | October 27, 2008
    Dozens of pastors and rabbis across the country are urging their peers to pray for Barack Obama’s repentance and telling their congregations to do the same on Sunday before Election Day. They contend that Obama’s liberal policies on marriage and abortion will fuel tensions with the Muslim world. Packaged with the inaugural edition of The Judeo-Christian View, a new "multimedia journal" mailed to more than 325,000 clergy this week, is a "video sermon" mixing Bible verses with the positions of the Democratic candidate and his Republican opponent Sen. John McCain. It also includes a copy of "Obsession: Radical Islam’s War...
  • Prop. 8 supporters state their case against gay marriage

    10/25/2008 8:15:03 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 420+ views
    VallejoTimes-Herald ^ | October 24, 2008 | SHAUNTEL LOWE
    Supporters of Proposition 8, which would ban gay marriage, say a concern for children and respecting the desire of voters are the issues at the heart of their campaign. Interviews indicate, however, that preserving the traditional definition of marriage for historical and religious reasons is a priority for some in the campaign more than the welfare of kids. Chip White, the Yes on 8 press secretary, said he is opposed to gay marriage because voters are "overwhelmingly" against it. In 2000, voters passed Proposition 22 which amended the state Education Code to say that only marriage between men and women...
  • Nationally Acclaimed Pastor Rick Warren Announces Support For Proposition 8 (Good News!)

    10/25/2008 6:51:21 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 13 replies · 607+ views
    ProtectMarriage.com ^ | 10/24/2008 | NA
    Rick Warren, nationally acclaimed pastor and author of the New York Times bestselling “The Purpose Driven Life,” announced today his support in favor of Proposition 8, California’s Protect Marriage Act. Warren, founder and senior pastor of Saddleback Church, affirmed his support of the proposition, which would restore the definition of marriage as between a man and a woman, in his News and Views email which is distributed to church members. “For 5,000 years, every culture and every religion - not just Christianity - has defined marriage as a contract between men and women,” Warren wrote. “There is no reason to...
  • Public schools become focus of gay marriage ban

    10/23/2008 4:56:39 PM PDT · by Hadean · 11 replies · 689+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | 10-23-2008 | LISA LEFF and JULIET WILLIAMS
    SAN FRANCISCO - A girl in pigtails bounds into the kitchen after school and asks her mother to guess what she learned that day. "I learned how a prince married a prince, and I can marry a princess," she exclaims to her mortified mom. This television advertisement for a ballot initiative that would ban same-sex marriage in California urges voters to "protect children" by approving the measure. There's not a word about education in Proposition 8, but what public schools will be required to teach about same-sex marriage has emerged as the central issue in the campaign. The measure's supporters...
  • Opposition To California Prop. 8: Hate In The Name Of Love (The New Ten Minute Hate Campaign Alert)

    10/20/2008 9:22:11 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 16 replies · 994+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 10/21/2008 | Dennis Prager
    Next to the presidential election, California Proposition 8 is the most important vote in America. It will determine the definition of marriage for the largest state in America, and it will determine whether judges or society will decide on social-moral issues. In 2000, 61 percent of the voters in California, one the most liberal states in America, voted to retain the only definition of marriage civilization has ever had -- the union of a man and woman (the number of spouses allowed has changed over time but never the sexes of the spouses). But in May 2008, four out of...
  • Every USA Church, Synagogue Gets Militant Islam DVD

    10/20/2008 12:15:23 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 12 replies · 1,073+ views
    marketwatch ^ | Oct. 20, 2008
    Every USA Church, Synagogue Gets Militant Islam DVD Over 325,000 rabbis and pastors Last update: 12:01 a.m. EDT Oct. 20, 2008 VISTA, Calif., Oct 20, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Over 325,000 rabbis, priests and pastors in every Jewish and Christian congregation in America just received the award-winning documentary Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West on DVD, according to the publisher of a new periodical for clerical leaders, The Judeo-Christian View, which included the film inside the first issue. .......... Although juxtaposing Bible passages with the two senators' policies, the multiracial signers of Dozier's new periodical reject "bigotry...
  • Its About Marriage, Period. (Why Florida Needs To Pass Amendment 2 To Stop Judicial Activism Alert)

    10/14/2008 10:06:34 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 10 replies · 838+ views
    Yes2Marriage.com ^ | 10/15/2008 | Terry Kemple
    According to the Florida Supreme Court, Amendment 2 does just one thing. It defines marriage as between only one man and one woman into the Florida Constitution. When an amendment to the Florida Constitution is submitted, it goes through an approval process that finishes with the court deciding whether the proposed amendment deals with only one subject. When Amendment 2 was submitted for review by the court, the American Civil Liberties Union challenged the language. It argued the amendment dealt with more than one subject. When the case was heard, the ACLU attorneys asserted six times that Amendment 2 would...
  • There Are Two Irreconcilable Americas (Dennis Prager On The Blue/Red Divide In America Alert)

    10/13/2008 10:09:17 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 27 replies · 1,604+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 10/14/2008 | Dennis Prager
    It is time to confront the unhappy fact about our country: There are now two Americas. Not a rich one and a poor one; economic status plays little role in this division. There is a Red one and a Blue one. For most of my life I have believed, in what I now regard as wishful thinking, that the Right and Left wings have essentially the same vision for America, that it's only about ways to get there in which the two sides differ. Right and Left share the same ends, I thought. That is not the case. For the...
  • Sarah Palin's Knockout Question (The Faith Trap The MSM Will Lay And How She Should Answer It Alert)

    09/21/2008 10:29:24 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 101 replies · 1,907+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 9/22/2008 | Joseph Farah
    In case you didn't notice, there is a concerted war on serious biblical faith in our post-Christian society. And that's why, any day now, you can expect Sarah Palin to be asked a question designed to knock her right out of the race for the vice presidency. It won't be a question about the Bush Doctrine. It won't be a question about her teenage daughter. It won't be a question about Alaska state troopers. It won't even be a question about abortion. None of those questions threaten to deliver a killer blow to her bid to be the first woman...
  • Why They Hate Her (Four Reasons The Deranged Left Hates Sarah Pallin Alert)

    09/04/2008 5:56:58 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 48 replies · 942+ views
    First Things ^ | 9/04/2008 | Jonathan V. Last
    There are reasonable criticisms that can be made of Sarah Palin, both as governor and a vice presidential selection. Yet little of what we have seen in the last six days has been either reasonable or critical (in the traditional sense of the word). Instead, much of the left and many in the media simply lashed out at Palin, particularly at her family. And not only the fringiest parts of the political fringe: A writer at the Washington Post attacked Palin for the fact that her seventeen-year-old daughter was going to have a baby. A writer for The Atlantic openly...
  • America's Founding Values

    08/24/2008 10:13:21 AM PDT · by Jon Rowe · 41 replies · 303+ views
    It's often said that America was founded on "Judeo-Christian" values.
  • If There Is No God (Dennis Prager On The Consequences Of Secularism Alert)

    08/19/2008 2:38:07 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 95 replies · 711+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 8/19/2008 | Dennis Prager
    We are constantly reminded about the destructive consequences of religion -- intolerance, hatred, division, inquisitions, persecutions of "heretics," holy wars. Though far from the whole story, they are, nevertheless, true. There have been many awful consequences of religion. What one almost never hears described are the deleterious consequences of secularism -- the terrible developments that have accompanied the breakdown of traditional religion and belief in God. For every thousand students who learn about the Spanish Inquisition and the Salem Witch Trials, maybe two learn to associate Gulag, Auschwitz, The Cultural Revolution and the Cambodian genocide with secular regimes and ideologies....
  • False Equation: Opposing Same Sex Marriage And Opposing Interracial Marriage (DUH Alert)

    07/14/2008 9:22:13 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 21 replies · 302+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 7/15/2008 | Dennis Prager
    The most effective of all morality-based arguments for same-sex marriage, the one that persuades more people than any other argument, is the one that equates opposition to same-sex marriage with the old opposition to interracial marriage. The argument, repeated so often that it sounds incontestable, is this: Just as parts of American society once had immoral laws that forbade whites and blacks from marrying, so, today, society continues to have immoral laws forbidding men from marrying men and women from marrying women. And just as decent people overthrew the former, decent people must overthrow the latter. Thanks in large part...
  • Ben Stein and his war on Hate

    06/23/2008 8:44:37 PM PDT · by Turborules · 12 replies · 215+ views
    Open letter | june 6 2008 | Ben Stein
    Ben Stein: Great article on Jews, Christians and Americans ~~~~~~~~~~~ The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning Commentary. My confession: I am a Jew, and every single one of my ancestors was Jewish. And it does not bother me even a little bit when people call those beautiful lit up, bejeweled trees Christmas trees. I don't feel threatened. I don't feel discriminated against. That's what they are: Christmas trees. It doesn't bother me a bit when people say, 'Merry Christmas' to me. I don't think they are slighting me or getting ready...
  • Calif. court considers if doctors can withhold care based on beliefs

    05/31/2008 10:15:34 PM PDT · by Tzimisce · 18 replies · 195+ views
    First Amendment Center ^ | 05.30.08 | The Associated Press
    SAN FRANCISCO — California's highest court considered this week whether doctors' religious beliefs give them the right to withhold medical treatment from lesbians and gay men, a group specifically protected under state anti-discrimination laws. Taking up a case that has pitted the promise of religious liberty against the guarantee of equal access, the state Supreme Court heard oral arguments May 28 in a lawsuit brought by a woman who claims her Christian doctors refused to perform artificial insemination on her because of her sexual orientation.
  • Dan Walters: Fall vote on same-sex marriage looks too close to call

    05/28/2008 8:12:55 AM PDT · by SmithL · 19 replies · 155+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/28/8 | Dan Walters
    The California Supreme Court's historic declaration that same-sex couples can marry will be tested in November when voters face a measure that would enact a constitutional ban on such marriages – and two new polls indicate that it will be a close one. The court set aside a 2000 ballot measure that barred recognition of same-sex marriages but, the new polls indicate, voters have been moving the other way. A Los Angeles Times poll of registered voters, taken on May 20-21, a few days after the Supreme Court decision, found that 51 percent disapproved of the Supreme Court's decree, while...
  • Jonah Goldberg: It's time to save the environment from environmentalists

    05/23/2008 3:57:46 AM PDT · by mkleesma · 27 replies · 157+ views
    The Manchester Union Leader ^ | 05/23/08 | JONAH GOLDBERG
    I ADMIT IT: I'm no environmentalist. But I like to think I'm something of a conservationist. No doubt for millions of Americans this is a distinction without a difference, as the two words are usually used interchangeably. But they're different things, and the country would be better off if we sharpened the distinctions between both word and concept. At its core, environmentalism is a kind of nature worship. It's a holistic ideology, shot through with religious sentiment. "If you look carefully," author Michael Crichton observed, "you see that environmentalism is in fact a perfect 21st century remapping of traditional Judeo-Christian...
  • California's Epic Battle For Marriage And Religious Liberty (MUST READ!!!)

    05/21/2008 2:46:33 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 7 replies · 111+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 5/21/2008 | Maggie Gallagher
    They say we are tired of culture wars. Tell that to the California Supreme Court, which didn't sound tired at all when it lobbed a big, fat hand grenade into the marriage debate. Ideas have consequences. And the California court endorsed two big, brand-new, very bad ideas. The first idea is that the internationally recognized human right to marry includes same-sex marriage. In U.S. constitutional law, fundamental human rights are those deeply rooted in our traditions. Not even in Massachussetts or in New Jersey could the courts quite stomach the idea that same-sex marriage is deeply rooted in those traditions....
  • California Decision Will Radically Change Society (Why Same Sex Marriage Is Wrong Alert)

    05/19/2008 9:44:34 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 53 replies · 5,227+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 5/20/2008 | Dennis Prager
    Americans seem mesmerized by the word "change." And, by golly, they sure got it last week from the California Supreme Court. It is difficult to imagine a single social change greater than redefining marriage from opposite sex to include members of the same sex. Nothing imaginable -- leftward or rightward -- would constitute as radical a change in the way society is structured as this redefining of marriage for the first time in history: Not another Prohibition, not government taking over all health care, not changing all public education to private schools, not America leaving the United Nations, not rescinding...
  • 6 Points On The California Gay Marriage Ruling

    05/16/2008 4:32:55 PM PDT · by stevelackner · 13 replies · 209+ views
    STEVELACKNER.COM ^ | May 16, 2008 | Steven W. Lackner
    Six points that I feel need to be made about this ruling: 1. This Is Social Liberalism By Judicial Fiat - This ruling came from none other than the Supreme Court of California, just as Massachusets allowed gay marriage by judicial fiat. Four justices (out of seven) should not be allowed to drastically change the entire definition of an institution that has existed for thousands of years of Judeo-Christian civilization and hundreds of years of American jurisprudence. Proponents of gay marriage cannot convince citizens of a single state to allow for same-sex marriage to be for anything but a man...
  • Good News on the Law: Before You Say “I Do” to a Pre-Nup…

    05/07/2008 8:37:27 AM PDT · by LikeLight · 115 replies · 134+ views
    Good News Daily ^ | May 7, 2008 | Stephen Bloom
    Are you a joyful bride-to-be? An eager (or nervous!) groom? Perhaps you have a son or daughter getting married this spring or summer? Perhaps a beloved grandchild? Or maybe a lifelong friend? The peak of wedding season is arriving and many of us have a special acquaintance or family member ready to “tie the knot” in a beautiful marriage ceremony of thrilling romance and holy commitment. So what does any of this have to do with the law? Why am I raising the subject of weddings in my Christian legal column? I’m writing to brides and grooms and those close...
  • Photo Gallery:Pope Benedict XVI Pays Historical Visit To The Park Street Synagogue

    04/19/2008 12:32:28 AM PDT · by freerepublic_or_die · 9 replies · 121+ views
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  • Pope Benedict XVI Pays Historical Visit To The Park Street Synagogue

    04/18/2008 3:55:50 PM PDT · by freerepublic_or_die · 13 replies · 141+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 18, 2008 | Sewell Chan
    Pope Benedict XVI paid a 22-minute visit to the Park East Synagogue — the first papal trip to a United States synagogue — on Friday afternoon. He presented the synagogue with a medieval Jewish manuscript from the Vatican library and received three gifts: a seder plate, a Passover haggadah and a box of matzoh. The pope offered warm remarks and was showered with praise and music, but in a brief, three-minute address, he did not address the Holocaust, anti-Semitism or historic tensions between Jews and the Catholic Church. The pope entered the temple As the choir sang “Sh’ma Yisrael,” a...
  • Christians And Jews: Natural Allies Against Arafat And Other Terrorists

    12/12/2001 9:11:35 AM PST · by Starmaker · 33 replies · 38+ views
    Toogood Reports ^ | December 12, 2001 | Isaiah Flair
    On Sunday, December 7, 1941, the USA was drawn into the worldwide war against the left-wing, heterophobic fascism of Hitler's National Socialist German Workers (NAZI) Party. Then, just like now, Jews were targeted by a genocidal movement. In 1941, the USA took a stand against evil. Now, in 2001, we are taking a stand against evil again. On Tuesday, September 11, 2001, the USA was drawn into the worldwide war against terrorism by the attack on the World Trade Center. Israel is fighting that same war by virtue of having endured countless attacks by a number of anti-semitic terrorist groups. ...
  • The Sayings Gospel Q

    03/26/2008 1:57:25 PM PDT · by hanfei · 16 replies · 456+ views
    in English Translation Fortress Press 2001 Editorial Board of the International Q Project Stanley D. Anderson Robert A. Derrenbacker, Jr. Christoph Heil Thomas Hieke Paul Hoffmann Steven R. Johnson John S. Kloppenborg Milton C. Moreland James M. Robinson Preface The Sayings Gospel Q is an archaic collection of sayings ascribed to Jesus, even older than the Gospels in the New Testament. In fact, it is the oldest Gospel of Christianity. Yet it is not in the New Testament itself. Rather, it was known to, and used by, the Evangelists of the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, and then lost from...
  • POLL: Do you think Islam is a serious threat to our Judeo-Christian heritage?

    03/14/2008 8:42:39 PM PDT · by JeepInMazar · 14 replies · 355+ views
    Truth For Muslims ^ | March 14, 2007 | Truth For Muslims
    Poll: Do you think Islam is a serious threat to our Judeo-Christian heritage?
  • The radical truth behind the Lord's prayer

    02/28/2008 3:58:50 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 14 replies · 532+ views
    The Star ^ | Feb 23, 2008 | Ron Csillag
    The best-known invocation in Christianity has its roots firmly in Jewish tradition. And, some believe the very public liturgy was meant as a protest against fixed, statutory, public prayer. Maybe McGuinty has a point Lord, what a fuss over a prayer. "So plainly simple, natural, and spontaneous," the Catholic Encyclopedia lauds the Lord's Prayer, yet, at a mere 57 words (in the original Greek), such a magnet for controversy in Ontario. The prayer's fall from public grace began in 1988, when the Ontario Court of Appeal, citing the province's multicultural nature, struck down a regulation that required public schools to...
  • Sonny Craig's Church of America

    02/14/2008 5:28:06 PM PST · by SonnyC46 · 28 replies · 104+ views
    America is the greatest expression of the spirit of Freedom and Liberty found in Judeo-Christian theology that the world has ever seen. But we are not there yet, we are on the road to a true expression of the Kingdom of God on earth, and America, although clearly a leader of nations, is just one of the many Nations that have a Manifest Divine Destiny. God is into Nations, and He has a plan for nations, just as He has a plan for individuals. I recommend you peruse the COA Library in the links above, and download some of the...