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  • When Will Social Conservatives Stop Demanding Special Rights?

    02/14/2014 7:48:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/14/2014 | Josh Barro
    This week, the Kansas House of Representatives passed House Bill 2453, "An act concerning religious freedoms with respect to marriage." Despite its name, this bill isn't about religious freedom. It's about creating new special rights (yes, those dreaded special rights) for people with anti-gay views. The bill would protect the ability of any individual, government agency, or "religious entity" (which includes a business operated in accordance with owner's religious views) to refuse service based on sincere religious beliefs about sex or gender, and to refuse to recognize any marriage or similar arrangement for those reasons — even if such service...
  • Naked woman ruins Christmas mass in Cologne's landmark cathedral

    12/25/2013 12:56:18 PM PST · by madprof98 · 75 replies
    Pravda ^ | 12/25/13
    An activist of FEMEN women's movement staged a protest action during a Christmas mass in the main cathedral of Cologne, Kolner Dom. The topless girl climbed onto the altar of the cathedral in protest against the Vatican propaganda of criminalization of abortions. The woman displayed a slogan "I am God" written on her body. "FEMEN demands Vatican elders and their fanatical followers should stop producing medieval chimera and bring religious dogma in line with the modern world and human rights," a press release from the movement said.
  • Prominent Atheist Offers to Raise Funds for Beaten Ohio Pastor

    10/26/2013 2:49:42 PM PDT · by Kip Russell · 13 replies
    Christian News ^ | Oct 26, 2013 | Heather Clark
    CHICAGO – A prominent atheist blogger is offering to raise funds for the medical bills of an Ohio pastor that was beaten this past Sunday by a self-described ‘militant atheist.’ As previously reported, Pastor Norman Hayes of Bridge Community Church in North Hampton says that following Sunday’s church service, James Maxie, 28, and his girlfriend came to talk to him. When Hayes asked the woman if she was being abused, the man reportedly became angry and punched him to the floor. “He was very, very upset that I’d even suggest that he would hurt her,” Hayes told the Dayton Daily...
  • Atheists unveil Fla monument near Ten Commandments

    06/29/2013 2:34:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun. 29, 2013 3:51 PM EDT | Brendan Farrington
    A group of atheists unveiled a monument to their non-belief in God on Saturday to sit alongside a granite slab that lists the Ten Commandments in front of the Bradford County courthouse. As a small group of protesters blasted Christian country music and waved “Honk for Jesus” signs, the atheists celebrated what they believe is the first atheist monument allowed on government property in the United States. … American Atheists sued to try to have the stone slab with the Ten Commandments taken away from the courthouse lawn in this rural, conservative north Florida town best known for the prison...
  • Horrific human toll of 'militant atheism' exposed!

    03/23/2013 6:54:27 PM PDT · by wesagain · 20 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Mar 23, 2013 | Bob Unruh
    "USSR's genocide against Christians largely ignored"Rwanda: 800,000 dead. Armenia: 1 million. The Holocaust: More than 6 million. World history is littered with exhibits of the utter brutality of mankind toward his fellow man. But now a new project under way to recount a history that has not received the attention it deserves, the “militant atheist” campaign in the former Soviet Union on people of faith. The staggering death toll of Christians alone, estimates the documentary, “Martyred in the USSR,” is 12 million. One and a half times the population of New York. The equivalent of 20 cities the size of...
  • “You can’t work here; you’ll upset the atheists”: What hotel told Christian job seeker

    03/17/2013 8:50:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 17:47 EST, 16 March 2013 | Jonathan Petre
    A graphic designer is suing a hotel after claiming he was turned down for a job there because he is a Christian. Jamie Haxby said he felt “victimized and persecuted” after allegedly being told he could not design adverts for the Essex venue due to his faith. Haxby, a regular worshiper at his local church, says manager Celie Parker apologized for inviting him to the interview after discovering he was a committed Christian. He claims he was then told he would not be considered for the role as his beliefs could upset atheists working there. …
  • Atheist, 82, hurls 5ft crucifix into duck pond after church plants it on village green (UK)

    03/06/2013 11:45:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 20:32 EST, 6 March 2013 | Mario Ledwith
    A retired lawyer was so offended when his local church placed a wooden cross in the village green for Lent that he threw it into a duck pond in anger. The five feet cross was placed on the small green in the upmarket village of Brearton, near Harrogate, North Yorkshire, for the duration of the Christian festival. But retired lawyer Alan Pickard, 82, took exception to the “arrogance” of St. John the Baptist Church, tearing the cross down and dumping it in the water. … Josephine Johnston, 85, who has lived in the village of Brearton for 35 years, described...
  • Courthouse Nativity Scene Draws Fire

    12/17/2011 8:07:44 AM PST · by Churchjack · 21 replies
    The Athens Review ^ | December 6, 2011 | Rich Flowers
    Athens — The nativity scene on the southeast corner of the Henderson County Courthouse lawn has drawn a protest in the form of a letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, an organization based in Madison, Wis. The scene, which has been displayed at the location since the 2008 season, is placed there each year by Keep Athens Beautiful...(snip) ...The letter, dated Dec. 1, was addressed to the County Commissioners from Stephanie Schmidt, Staff Attorney for the Foundation. It begins: “I am writing on behalf of a concerned area resident and taxpayer, as well as other Texas members of the...
  • Atheist group to rip Bible pages in H.B. Saturday (Huntington Beach, California)

    09/16/2011 11:47:55 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 65 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | September 15, 2011 | Jaimee Lynn Fletcher
    Backyard Skeptics, the group that has put up billboards in O.C., say they want to point out what they call immoral acts in the Bible. Members of a grassroots atheist group say they will tear out pages of the Bible at the Huntington Beach pier Saturday to point out what they say is immorality in the book many Christians base their faith on. Backyard Skeptics members plan to rip out pages with specific passages of the Bible that they say portray immoral biblical law, organizers say.
  • Obama and the Evil Squatters

    10/06/2010 3:32:57 AM PDT · by Scanian · 14 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 06, 2010 | Robin of Berkeley
    "God is dead," according to the existentialist Nietzsche. He might as well have been talking about Berkeley, California. Think I'm exaggerating? Take a trip out west and spend a few days on Telegraph Avenue. Then wander over to the downtown area, Shattuck and University. If you're really the daredevil, do so after dark, when the mean streets look positively Kafkaesque. When I say God is dead in Berkeley, I don't mean just that parts of the city look like a hellhole. I'm referring to the militant anti-God vibe. While Berkeley has always had its atheists, a shift has taken place...
  • An atheist is not for Christmas

    07/07/2010 8:34:44 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Menzies House ^ | July 8, 2010 | Ben-Peter Terpstra
    It’s no coincidence that our state-serving media loves our new atheist PM. Most secular journalists see themselves as defenders of reason against the supposed evils of religion, and Christianity specifically, for some unreasonable reason. Therefore, it makes sense for God-hating media elites to embrace green messiah figures. But who are they fooling? The myth of the peaceful atheist Reason tells us that history matters. “The total number of people murdered by their own anti-Christian governments in the twentieth century – communist, socialist, fascist – equals about 170 million,” to paraphrase the political scientist Rudolph Rummel. But figures vary. I mean,...
  • Confessions of a Lapsed Atheist

    06/22/2009 5:33:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 274 replies · 6,667+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 6/21/2009 | Jenn Q. Public
    Do you believe in God? Really? And you're willing to admit it in public? Oops. Sorry, for a moment I slipped back into the arrogant Atheism of my youth. Before my parents had children, they decided to raise their kids in a secular home. We had gifts at Christmas time and chocolate covered matzoh during Passover, but there was no religion and certainly no God. When I was in grade school, God was just a kind of nondescript character who popped up in Little House on the Prairie books from time to time. He seemed like a decent enough fellow,...
  • Critics Slam 'Golden Compass' Movie for 'Castrating' Anti-Church Themes

    10/16/2007 10:17:59 AM PDT · by NYer · 102 replies · 3,289+ views
    Christian Post ^ | October 15, 2007 | Joshua Kimball
    LONDON – A debate over a movie’s anti-religious antagonism – or lack thereof – is heating up ahead of its upcoming release, with some accusing Hollywood of “castrating” the anti-Catholic themes present in the novel from which it is based. The expected blockbuster, “The Golden Compass,” is named after the American title of best-selling author Philip Pullman’s novel “Northern Lights” and will star actress Nicole Kidman and James Bond star Daniel Craig. The original children’s novel, part of Pullman’s “His Dark Materials” series, rejects organized religion – in particular, the Catholic Church – and critics of the movie version say...
  • "My books are about killing God!" An athiest's 'Narnia' knockoff

    10/26/2007 8:54:15 AM PDT · by SvdByFaith · 42 replies · 1,183+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | October 26, 2007 | Dr. Ted Baehr
    On Dec. 7, 2007, the movie "The Golden Compass," based on the first book in the fantasy trilogy entitled "His Dark Materials" by atheist Philip Pullman will be released in theaters throughout the world. Pullman wrote his fantasy trilogy because he was so upset by the Christian evangelism of C.S. Lewis in his wonderful series of Christian tales entitled "The Chronicles Of Narnia." Pullman is an avowed atheist who has dedicated his life to undermining Christianity and the Church among young readers. The film's release is only another example of a culture spiraling away from faith, a culture into which...
  • Anti-Christian Children's Novel Coming out as Time Warner Film in December starring Nicole Kidman

    08/23/2007 10:54:21 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 18 replies · 837+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | August 20, 2007 | Elizabeth O'Brien
    Anti-Christian Children's Novel Coming out as Time Warner Film in December starring Nicole Kidman By Elizabeth O'Brien LOS ANGELES, August 20, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The best selling novels of atheist author Philip Pullman, which were written specifically to indoctrinate children with anti-Christian values, have sparked the creation of a controversial new fantasy film to be released this December 7 by New Line Cinema - a Time Warner Company. Starring Nicole Kidman, "The Golden Compass," is based on Pullman's "His Dark Materials" trilogy, which includes "Northern Lights" (re-titled "The Golden Compass" in the United States), "The Subtle Knife" and "The Amber...
  • The Golden Compass is pointing towards anti-Catholicism (starring Nicole Kidman - a Catholic)

    08/20/2007 1:02:12 PM PDT · by NYer · 87 replies · 1,890+ views
    American Papist ^ | August 20, 2007 | Thomas Peters
    CathNews alerts us to the potential problem: Nicole Kidman has denied that a new film she's making is anti-Catholic. The movie features an organisation known as "The Magisterium", which kidnaps children to remove their souls.The Brisbane Times reports that Kidman told a US magazine that her Catholic faith affected her consideration of the script for the film, which is titled The Golden Compass.The fantasy film is based on a novel by Philip Pullman called Northern Lights. It is already attracting attention in the US for avoiding much of the book's perceived anti-Catholic rhetoric.Kidman said some of the religious elements...
  • Call to Arms - [watch out for atheist lobby in '08]

    05/06/2007 7:25:00 AM PDT · by rogernz · 1 replies · 349+ views
    http://www.glumbert.com/media/calltoarms Speech given at TED 2002. -by Richard Dawkins
  • The Purest Neocon The Purest Neocon (Christopher Hitchens, Bolshevik - and anti-Catholic)

    09/30/2005 10:00:18 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 152 replies · 2,572+ views
    American Conservative ^ | Oct 10 05 | Tom Piatak
    There is no denying Christopher Hitchens’s skill as a public figure: he is seldom at a loss for words, sometimes entertaining, and occasionally even right. But he keeps getting important things wrong because, throughout his political wanderings, there persists a strange loyalty to an obscure bloodthirsty revolutionary and to the ideals of the Bolshevik Revolution. For Hitchens—now honored throughout the neoconservative Right—remains what he has been throughout his public life, a disciple of Leon Trotsky and a talented writer and polemicist—perhaps the most talented polemicist the Bolshevik tradition has produced in the West. Given Hitchens’s current role as a neocon...