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  • Ellen DeGeneres bans Kim Burrell after homophobic comments

    01/04/2017 5:19:42 AM PST · by jaydubya2 · 72 replies
    BBC ^ | 1/4/2017 | BBC
    Ellen DeGeneres has said Kim Burrell will not appear on her show after the gospel singer made homophobic comments. Burrell referred to "the perverted homosexual spirit" during a sermon at a church in Houston, Texas. She had been due to sing with Pharrell Williams on The Ellen DeGeneres Show later this week. But the talk show host, who is a well-known advocate of gay rights, tweeted: "For those asking, Kim Burrell will not be appearing on my show." 'No excuses' DeGeneres had been asked by fans to cancel Burrell's planned appearance and an online petition was launched. In a video...
  • ACLU: Why we can no longer support the federal ‘religious freedom’ law

    06/27/2015 9:52:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 25, 2015 | Louise Melling
    Iknoor Singh, a student at Hofstra University, thought he had found his calling when he attended a campus meeting of the U.S. Army’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. But when he tried to sign up, he was told that he would have to shave his beard, cut his hair and remove his turban. When he asked for a religious accommodation as a Sikh, the Army refused, saying that these articles of faith would undermine unit cohesion and morale, readiness, health and safety, and discipline. ..................................................... Yes, religious freedom needs protection. But religious liberty doesn’t mean the right to discriminate or to...
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    04/03/2015 6:56:25 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 60 replies
    Because of so much intolerance on the internet, lately....I say today is a good day for a..... Free For All!!
  • US Entering Dangerous New Era in Religious Hostility

    12/03/2014 4:10:37 PM PST · by robowombat · 18 replies
    CBN News Washington Sr. Correspondent ^ | Wednesday, December 03, 2014 | Paul Strand
    US Entering Dangerous New Era in Religious Hostility By Paul Strand CBN News Washington Sr. Correspondent Wednesday, December 03, 2014 WASHINGTON -- A school tells a student that he can't attend because God's the most important thing in his life. A public health official gets fired for sermons he gave in his off-hours as a lay pastor. A congregation is told they may not be able to locate downtown just because - and only because - they're a church. These are all real examples of cases in the past several months showing your religion can get you in real trouble...
  • France Puts [Anti-Christian] Femen's Face on its Stamps

    07/16/2013 11:50:17 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 11 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 07/16/2013 | Claire Bigg
    French President Francois Hollande has chosen a controversial Ukrainian feminist known for her topless protests as the new incarnation of Marianne, one of France's national emblems, in a move that is drawing mixed reactions. Hollande chose July 14 -- Bastille Day, the country's most popular national holiday -- to unveil a new stamp inspired by Femen movement leader Inna Shevchenko. It is the first time a foreign woman has been picked to represent Marianne. One of the stamp's creators, French artist and gay-rights activist Oliver Ciappa, confirmed on Twitter that his Marianne was based chiefly on 23-year-old Shevchenko.... Shevchenko said...
  • British Atheist Group Looking to Expand Will Host Sermon at City Dive Bar

    06/17/2013 9:32:00 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2013 | David Knowles
    The Sunday Assembly, co-founded by comedian Sanderson Jones, will make a stop in New York during its U.S. tour. The location for the sermon will be at Tobacco Road, a 'bikini bar' where the staff has vowed to cover up during the service.The British atheists are coming to Hell’s Kitchen! After six months of packed houses at monthly services in London, an atheist congregation called The Sunday Assembly is bringing its movement to the U.S. The co-founders will soon embark on a cross-country tour to decide which cities might support their own permanent Sunday Assembly franchise, and the first test...
  • Professor Makes Students “Stomp on Jesus”

    03/21/2013 1:01:26 PM PDT · by massmike · 155 replies
    http://radio.foxnews.com ^ | 03/21/2013 | Todd Starnes
    A Florida Atlantic University student said he was punished after he refused a professor’s directive to stomp on a piece of paper with the word “Jesus” written on it. The university, meanwhile, is defending the assignment as a lesson in debate. “I’m not going to be sitting in a class having my religious rights desecrated,” student Ryan Rotela told television station WPEC. “I truly see this as I’m being punished.” Rotela, who is a devout Mormon, said the instructor in his Intercultural Communications class told the students to write the name “Jesus” on a sheet of paper. Then, they were...
  • American Christian protestors assaulted and stoned by Muslims in Dearborn, Michigan

    06/27/2012 8:41:37 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 41 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | 26 June 2012 | Jeff Head
    Every American should see this disturbing video and realize it is not in the GAza Strip, or Iraq, or Afghanistan, or Pakistan. It is right here in the US in Dearborn, Michigan.. DEARBORN MICHIGAN MUSLIMS ASSAULT & STONE CHRISTIANS The Police who stated they could not spare even two officers to protect these men who were harming no one and who were simply walking carrying signs saying, "Jesus Saves," then ammassed 14 to kick them out...and another 12 to stop them as they drove home. Listen closely to what the assistant chief of police tells them in the festival, "I...
  • Man jailed for threatening South Park writers (Muhammad in a bear suit)

    06/23/2012 8:44:08 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 33 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Friday 22 June 2012
    A Muslim convert from New York has been sentenced to 11 and a half years in prison after admitting threatening the writers of South Park over their depiction of the prophet Muhammad. Jesse Curtis Morton, 33, alias Younus Abdullah Muhammed, ran a website that encouraged Muslims to engage in violence against perceived enemies of Islam. In February he pleaded guilty to making threatening communications, using the internet to put others in fear and using his position as leader of the Revolution Muslim organisation's websites to conspire to commit murder. The sentence was handed down in a federal court in Alexandria,...
  • DC Pride: Gays Shove Evangelists [Video: Sodomite Thugs Bully Christians]

    06/13/2012 11:52:30 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | 6/11/12 | Kyoder
    Warning: language and partial nudity. MRCTV's Katie Yoder and Kathleen Burch check out DC's Capitol Pride Parade. We meet up with some interesting characters and witness a fight beween gay supporters and evangelists. Between pushing and shoving to yelling about the Bible, you won't want to miss it.
  • Jesus statue a target of vandalism

    01/17/2012 4:28:38 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    LUNDALE - Members of the Lundale Freewill Baptist Church in Logan County are wondering who shot a statue of Jesus in front of their building. They noticed a bullet mark on the forehead of a statue of Jesus. The church is located along Buffalo Creek. The church's pastor Bobby Adkins says he isn't angry, just disappointed that someone would do such a thing. "As far as I know we don't have an enemy in that community or even on Buffalo Creek. If I do I don't know about it," Adkins said. Adkins said he isn't planning to press charges but...
  • So long, farewell, Auf Weidersehen, goodbye....

    10/20/2011 4:04:44 PM PDT · by Bean Counter · 51 replies
    I leave and heave A sigh and say goodbye
  • Mormon Hypocrisy

    10/13/2011 5:52:58 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 206 replies
    13 October 2011 | Gamecock
    I subscribe to a Mormon apologetic Newsletter titled FAIR (Foundation for Apologetic Information and Research). Normally it falls into my junk email account and I don't even open it, but today I had a few minutes and scanned the latest offering and was stunned to see the hypocrisy of the authors. Please note the entire email is posted below. This particular issue has a great deal of whining about those mean Christians who make the spurious claim that Mormons are not Christians, but are a cult. A couple of examples: -"Mormons are a cult" epithets into the national spotlight. In...
  • Who is afraid of Mitt Romney's Mormonism?

    10/08/2011 9:42:43 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 59 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 7, 2011 | Michael Gerson
    As a Mormon who did his missionary work in France, Mitt Romney knows something of uphill battles. Imagine spreading a faith that renounces smoking, coffee and alcohol in the cafes of Paris. -SNIP- Even without recourse to calumny, it is clear that evangelicals will not be reconciled to Mormon doctrines without ceasing to be evangelicals. Presidents are elected for their policy views, leadership skills and character, not their soteriology. Such theological convictions about salvation may be infinitely important, but they are politically irrelevant. But presidential primaries are not always the best place to maintain such distinctions. In interfaith relations, it...
  • Perry Supporter Calls Mormonism a “Cult”

    10/07/2011 1:59:03 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 102 replies
    Time ^ | October 7, 2011 | Michael Crowley
    Rick Perry just gave a well received speech Here at the annual Values Voters summit in Washington, D.C.–though not flawless, the Texas governor is a lot sharper when he’s in control, not under fire in a debate setting. But the Texas pastor who introduced Perry has unexpectedly opened the door to a sensitive issue barely discussed in this primary so far: Mitt Romney’s faith. ....whether he had in fact been referring to Romney and Mormonism, Jeffers said he had. “Mormonism is a cult,” he said cheerfully, before rephrasing his onstage statement in a more explicit way: The choice, he said,...
  • BYU football's collateral damage

    09/22/2011 5:27:44 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 8 replies
    Provo Herald Extra ^ | Sept. 20, 2011
    The BYU football team lost by three on Saturday. Not on the scoreboard, of course. That showed a 44-point spread -- Utah 54, BYU 10. The collateral damage was to BYU's three cardinal values, the ones that are inscribed on all its paraphernalia, its marketing material and (new this year) on the turf at LaVell Edwards Stadium: Tradition, Spirit, Honor. • Tradition: Seven turnovers is not traditional; BYU has a tradition of success. This was the worst home defeat to Utah in school history, and it was among the Cougars' worst defeats ever. Saturday witnessed the destruction of tradition, and...
  • Christian Nurse in Pakistan Boldly Opts to Report Videotaped Rape

    09/08/2011 7:13:10 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Compass. ^ | September 08, 2011
    Colleague tries to blackmail her into converting to Islam, marrying him. A Christian nurse here filed a police report on Saturday (Sept. 3) alleging she was raped by a Muslim colleague who filmed the act in an attempt to blackmail her into renouncing her faith and marrying him, she and hospital sources ... Christians have little legal or societal standing in Pakistan, and Muslim criminals tend to assume they will not be prosecuted if their victims are Christians. ... Although Shaista and her family have filed an FIR with police, getting justice without higher government help may be difficult
  • Mormon presidential politics

    08/11/2011 4:53:48 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug. 4, 2011
    <p>CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor Eric Marrapodi jumped into the fray on the topic with Foreman as well. He said while religious views shape Mormon politicians on a macro level, there is no evidence Mormon politicians have a "bat phone" to Utah and take orders from the leadership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as the church is formally known.</p>
  • Letter: Polygamy comparison fails [BYU Letter-to-the-Editor]

    07/15/2011 1:49:46 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 26 replies · 1+ views
    BYU Daily Universe ^ | June 3, 2011 | Colin Mann
    In a recent letter to the editor, the author of “The right vs. the law (5/26)” compared illegal immigrants to the early leaders of the church. He observed the early church members violated the law to practice polygamy and those men were still doing what was right, therefore there are cases when it isn’t wrong to break the law. This is all true. But then he implies by this same reasoning, illegal immigrants may not be doing something wrong. This is a false analogy, because the two situations are not the same in the relevant way. What made the church...
  • A Different God? Mitt Romney, the Religious Right, and the Mormon Question

    06/12/2011 5:01:54 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 147 replies · 1+ views
    BYU Studies ^ | Reviewer Roger Terry of author Craig Foster's book
    As can be expected from a book published by Greg Kofford, Craig L. Foster’s A Different God? is well researched and engaging. This book begins by examining the rise of the religious right and the power it exerts on the current political landscape. Foster presents a good deal of information that most Latter-day Saints will not be well acquainted with, such as the difference between evangelical and fundamentalist Christians, the emergence of the charismatic movement, the rise and fall of the Moral Majority, and the subsequent establishment of the Christian Coalition. This background is particularly pertinent to the majority of...