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  • 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...
  • Mormon Women, Twilight, and Internalized Sexism

    06/09/2011 8:06:14 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 22 replies
    Beliefnet.com ^ | June 6, 2011 | Jana Riess
    A couple of years ago, I published a BYU Studies article about Mormon themes in Twilight that was picked up by Meridian, an LDS website. I received some feedback on the piece, mostly positive, though several readers took issue with one criticism I made about Stephenie Meyer’s series: “I find myself concerned about the retrogressive gender stereotypes in all of her novels, particularly the ineptitude of Bella. Although the novels repeatedly tell the reader that Bella is smart and strong, they repeatedly show her powerlessness. She passes out; she trips repeatedly; she is victimized three times in the first novel...
  • More Wives Than One: Transformation of the Mormon Marriage System, 1840–1910

    05/29/2011 3:53:15 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 59 replies
    BYU Studies ^ | Reviewer Sarah Barringer Gordon of Kathryn M. Dames
    Author: Kathryn M. Daynes Reviewer: Sarah Barringer Gordon Categories: Utah History, History of the Church Journal: 41:4 Any substantive evaluation of Kathryn Daynes's More Wives Than One should begin by emphasizing that this is a work of the highest order—Daynes brings originality, talent, and rigor to her work. Her book is likely to be extremely important; it received the Mormon History Association's Best Book Award for 2002. The award is richly deserved: the book includes innovative work in multiple dimensions of a complex and often elusive past. The book, a study of polygamy in Manti, Utah, from religious, social, and...
  • Naive assumptions about New World Christians (Mormon)

    05/09/2011 7:58:00 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 32 replies
    Mormon Times ^ | May 9, 2011 | Michael R. Ash
    In last week’s issue I explained that even if evidence for an early Christian community in Mesoamerica could be found, that still wouldn’t satisfy most critics or prove that the Book of Mormon is true. The task of finding the evidence of a real ancient community of New World Christians becomes difficult once we understand the complexity and nature of what might be found.First, it’s important to remember that the Nephites were “Christian” for, at the most, 400 years. Second, the Nephite-Christians were a small group of persecuted believers among a sea of non-Christian believers in the ancient Americas. Some...
  • Event meant to put misconceptions to rest; Mormon group hosts discussion

    05/07/2011 6:23:56 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 22 replies
    The Red and Black ( Georgia) ^ | April 6, 2011 | Sarah Giarratana
    They are more than the people who go door-to-door asking to talk about religion. They are not the polygamists pictured in reality TV shows. That’s what the University’s student branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints wanted students to know at their Meet the Mormons event at the Institute of Religion on Wednesday. Set up like a small career fair with colorful posters, the hosts of Meet the Mormons aimed to provide an open forum to religious and non-religious students alike. “A lot of people are curious about Mormons, but reluctant to actually talk to them because...
  • Mormon leader faces deportation

    04/30/2011 4:38:37 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 12 replies
    KSTU (Fox 13, Salt Lake City) ^ | April 29, 2011 | Arikka Von and staff
    DRAPER, Utah— Federal officers arrested 53 year old Felix Callejas, his wife and two of their children at their home April 19. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says a judge ordered Luca Callejas to return to El Salvador in 2008. Callejas' other family members got the same deportation order in 2009. The family appealed and their case was dismissed earlier this month. Callejas is the president of a Spanish speaking LDS Church branch in Draper. Concerned church members called local activist Tony Yapias saying they're now afraid to go to church. “The whole membership was devastated over what happened,” says Latino...
  • Friday Minute: 10 member-missionary tips [Real Mormonism]

    04/30/2011 4:28:48 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 8 replies
    Deseret News ^ | April 29, 2011 | William Monahan
    In a recent survey by pollster Gary Lawrence of how Americans view "Mormonism," a whopping 77 percent said they were not sure Mormons are Christians. Understanding how the public views us can improve our responses to gospel questions. SNIP 2. Ditch the lingo. Gary Lawrence is a respected pollster and adviser to the missionary department. He suggests we use simple terms to which our Christian friends will relate: Use "Christianity" instead of "gospel," "re-established" instead of "restoration," and "men changed" instead of "apostasy." 3. Stay on message. Only 12 percent of Americans know our central message. It is this: We...
  • HAVE YOU NOTICED THIS ABOUT MORMONS?

    04/17/2011 2:58:04 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 309 replies
    Various | April 17, 2011 | Vanity
    HAVE YOU NOTICED THIS ABOUT MORMONS?   If you were to desire to enter the exclusive LDS-Mormon club, you would have to be agree to the church doctrine including this:   First Presidency Doctrinal StatementsIt is not only his discourses that form the basis of Joseph F. Smith's doctrinal legacy. During his presidency, several important documents signed by the First Presidency and/or the Twelve were issued that still serve as a touch stone of Latter-day Saint belief. One such document, The Origin of Man: By the First Presidency, was issued in 1909 during a time when evolution was gaining attention...
  • Face the Future with Faith [Real Mormonism]

    04/15/2011 7:32:45 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 24 replies
    Lds.org ^ | April 2011 | Russell M. Nelson
    SNIP Teach of faith to keep all the commandments of God, knowing that they are given to bless His children and bring them joy. 4 Warn them that they will encounter people who pick which commandments they will keep and ignore others that they choose to break. I call this the cafeteria approach to obedience. This practice of picking and choosing will not work. It will lead to misery. To prepare to meet God, one keeps all of His commandments. It takes faith to obey them, and keeping His commandments will strengthen that faith. Obedience allows God’s blessings to flow...
  • Christian churches, including the Latter-day Saints, share many hymns

    04/10/2011 4:36:54 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 66 replies
    Deseret News ^ | April 10, 2011 | John Enslen
    Four decades ago, when my wife Dianne and I were active Baptists, somehow we ended up with a Baptist hymnal in our home. This same kleptomaniac-like behavior has surfaced on multiple occasions with respect to LDS hymnals. We even have an LDS hymnal embossed with “Joseph Smith Memorial Building.” Our Baptist hymnal is a...once widely-used, 1956-copyrighted edition published by Convention Press... SNIP Recently I searched our current 1985 edition of "Hymns of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints" to determine how many of these hymns are common to our older Baptist hymnal. One might be surprised to learn...
  • Mormon Profits and Lying

    04/05/2011 1:15:18 AM PDT · by delacoert · 78 replies · 8+ views
    Steve Cuno ^ | 10/26/2010 | Steve Cuno
    I once observed to a Mormon friend that Gordon B. Hinckley, late president of the Mormon Church, publicly lied when it suited him. No, I didn’t simply up and assault my friend’s faith. That would be bad manners. He and I discussed religion often; this happened to come up in the course of one of our conversations. “Lied?” said my Mormon friend. “Name one instance.” Without having to think hard or research, I came up with three: 1. When Hinckley served as an assistant to his predecessor, Ezra Taft Benson, he repeatedly assured church members that Benson was actively engaged...
  • Joseph Smith's successful and unsuccessful proposals to church leaders' wives (Mormon)

    03/31/2011 3:17:24 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 42 replies
    Recovery from Mormonism ^ | March 31, 2011 | Various-sourced
    When the family organization was revealed from heaven—the patriarchal order of God, and Joseph began, on the right and the left, to add to his family, what a quaking there was in Israel. Says one brother to another, "Joseph says all covenants [previous marriages] are done away, and none are binding but the new covenants [marriage by priesthood sealing power]; now suppose Joseph should come and say he wanted your wife, what would you say to that?" "I would tell him to go to hell." This was the spirit of many in the early days of this Church. ....
  • MORMON LYING

    04/03/2011 7:34:45 AM PDT · by delacoert · 90 replies
    Earthlink ^ | 2001 | Richard Packham
    Introduction If Mormonism itself is not the "one true religion" as it claims to be, then that claim, of course is not true, and is a lie. If Joseph Smith did not really see angels, and if he did not really translate the Book of Mormon with divine help, then those claims are lies.But the purpose of this article is not to deal with those broad issues, since the amount of evidence that would be required to demonstrate the falsity of those claims (and the other broad claims of Mormonism) is more than can be dealt with in a small space. Rather,...
  • Joseph Smith Is Tarred and Feathered [LDS lesson in children's class ages 8-11]

    04/03/2011 8:11:07 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 628 replies · 1+ views
    Primary 5: Doctrine and Covenants: Church History   “Lesson 21: Joseph Smith Is Tarred and Feathered,” Primary 5: Doctrine and Covenants: Church History, (1997),110Purpose To help each child desire to develop a forgiving attitude. Preparation 1. Prayerfully study Doctrine and Covenants 64:8–11, 15–16 and the historical account given in this lesson. Then study the lesson and decide how you want to teach the children the historical account. (See “Preparing Your Lessons,” pp. vi–vii, and “Teaching the Scriptural and Historical Accounts,” pp. vii–ix.) 2. Select the discussion questions and enrichment activities that will involve the children and best help them achieve the...
  • The Biblical Jesus vs. the Book of Mormon Jesus

    04/04/2011 10:36:55 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 108 replies
    exmormon.org ^ | unknown
    The Biblical Jesus vs. the Book of Mormon Jesus (From a post on exmormon.org) Special thanks to who ever posted this originally (sorry I forgot your name) and aknowledgement to Gordon Hinckley who said "we worship a different Christ". LDS members believe that they are singularly blessed with a record of the earthly ministry of Jesus from his life in Palestine, his visit to the Spirit World, and his visit to the Americas. Yet, a chronological reading of the story of Jesus’ last week in Palestine to his ministry in the America, using LDS scripture, leaves one puzzled as...
  • Mormon/LDS Youth iPhone App & Expanded Website

    04/01/2011 11:58:16 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 142 replies
    More Good Foundation ^ | March 29, 2011 | Staff
      Mormon youth, 12-18-year olds, are at least as mobile as any Milennial, and as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, they now have access to a new iPhone app, LDS Youth, that allows them to view video messages from peers worldwide, access stories, thoughts, articles, and inspirational messages through their portable devices. With each amenity, is the share-feature, enabling youth to spread encouragement by phone among their peers and families.This app comes in conjunction with a newly updated LDS/Mormon website, Youth.lds.org (“Mormon” is a nickname for members of the Savior’s restored Church named in...
  • The Culminating Sealing Ordinance of the [Mormon] Temple [Real, Real Mormonism]

    03/29/2011 10:17:28 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 26 replies
    Temple Study ^ | March 25, 2011 | Bryce Haymond
    No, it isnÂ’t being sealed to your spouse on wedding day, although that is a prerequisite (preparatory and required) to receive this highest and most sacred sealing ordinance. The priesthood sealing powers of Elijah, as restored in this last dispensation (D&C 110:13-16) and vested in the presiding high priest of the Church (D&C 132:7), are truly infinite in their application, being enabled to promise eternal life and exaltation to the faithful saints while yet in this life, as Peter explained to the ancient saints (2 Pet. 1; Eph. 1:13-14). Those saints who so receive are they who are of the...
  • Nicety Niceness

    03/21/2011 2:13:54 PM PDT · by delacoert · 13 replies
    About Mormonism ^ | September 26, 2008 | nebula0
    Let me state from the outset that my purpose here is not to argue that Mormons are meaner than anyone else. I don’t think that. What I am going to argue though is that Mormons aren’t nicer than anyone else either. I’d say if you could get into the heads of Mormons you’d discover that they are thoroughly human, no nicer or meaner than any other large group of people. Now if you don’t know about Mormonism, the above might seem trivial to you, but consider this, when people talk about knowing Mormons, what is one of the things they...
  • (Glenn) Beck's Bogus Beliefs

    03/21/2011 7:56:54 AM PDT · by fishtank · 489 replies · 1+ views
    TheBereanCall.org ^ | 03-21-2011 | fishtank
    Beck's Bogus Beliefs March 2011 by T. A. McMahon "Glenn Beck, the television and radio talk show host who is best known for his conservative political views, isn't someone whom we would normally address in our newsletter. Our concerns are usually directed at individuals, programs, or organizations that promote spiritual or theological views contrary to the Word of God. Beck, of late, seems to be making himself at home in that realm, and he's attracting many who call themselves Bible-believing Christians. ... First of all, Glenn Beck is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He...
  • Facts Seventh Day Adventists won't tell you

    03/02/2011 10:22:55 AM PST · by OrthodoxKirkPresbyterian · 75 replies
    MacGregor Ministries ^ | 2001 | MacGregor
    Seventh-day Adventists won't tell you they are behind the "Revelation Seminars" they sponsor. They act all" interdenominational" if questioned. Watch out for these SDA outreaches as well: Voice of Prophecy, Faith for Today, It is Written, The Quiet Hour, Amazing Facts etc. They also hide behind Heath oriented shows on the networks, and sponsor stop-smoking clinics etc, all as introductions to Seventh-day Adventism. They very much want to be perceived as Evangelical Christians, seeking a place on the ministerial fellowships. All this is good PR for them, but what do they really believe? What facts won't they tell you? They...
  • Sola Fide; Do Calvinists Actually Read the Christian Bible?

    02/27/2011 8:08:19 PM PST · by Natural Law · 263 replies
    Self | 27 Feb 2011 | Natural Law
    Faith Without Works? Do Calvinists Actually Read the Christian Bible? Is anyone as mystified as I am at this contradictory and unbiblical Calvinist “Sola Fide” idea that faith without works is sufficient for salvation? How can Calvinists reject James Chapter 2 which states that; “What use is it, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but he has no works? Can that faith save him?” (James 2:14) and "Faith without works is dead" (James 2:26). To do so is antithetical to Scripture. The Calvinist rejection of James is at best substitutional, permitting Calvinists to conclude that works naturally follow...
  • BYU devotional, Elder Glenn L. Pace: The divine nature and destiny of women

    03/12/2010 7:02:37 AM PST · by Colofornian · 447 replies · 3,243+ views
    LDS Church News ^ | March 9, 2010 | Marianne Holman
    Women have a sacred role in the sanctification and purification of men, Elder Glenn L. Pace of the Seventy told students and faculty during the campus devotional in the Marriott Center at BYU on Tuesday, March 9. Reflecting on the love he felt from his mother, sister, wife and daughters, Elder Pace spoke of the positive influence women have had on his life. Speaking specifically about a time when his daughter fell asleep in his arms, Elder Pace noted the comfort it must have brought his daughter to be held by her father. He realized afterward that even greater was...
  • Now We Know Which "Holiday" They Meant (Retailers Start "After Holiday Sales" on Dec 26)

    12/26/2010 9:12:42 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Hanukkah may have ended over 2 weeks ago, Kwanzaa week may have just begun, and New Years may still be 6 days away, but major retailers have once again started their "After Holiday" sales on December 26. Retailers that went to great lengths to avoid using the word Christmas, in favor of the more inclusive term "Holidays", now seem to not care that many holidays are still to come while others ended long ago. Companies such as Barnes and Nobel as well as Old navy/Gap went to such extremes to avoid using the term Christmas that they ended up being...
  • Secularists Assault on Christmas and Christianity

    12/21/2010 7:59:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 2+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2010 | Armstrong Williams
    One of the most effective ways to overturn a culture is not to take it on directly, but to undermine it gradually. If you carry out a full-frontal assault on majority opinion, people become alarmed and fight back. But when you do it slowly, step-by-step, you can make your destruction look harmless... even reasonable. That's exactly what's happening in this country. For the past half century, there has been a slow but unrelenting attack on the Christian foundations of the United States. The evidence is beyond dispute. First, secularists took prayer out of the public schools, because it "promoted religion...
  • Muslim Immigrants Get Santa Cancelled in Minnesota

    12/20/2010 11:01:28 AM PST · by American Dream 246 · 179 replies · 6+ views
    Getway Pundit ^ | 12/20/10 | Jim Hoft
    (CathNews) Santa will not be visiting students in St. Peter, Minnesota this year. Muslim immigrants got him cancelled. The MinnPost reported, via Pat Dollard: Santa Claus, as portrayed by Dennis Jackson, won’t be visiting students at the Head Start classes in St. Peter this year. Jackson has made appearances the past four years at the classes for students who need help preparing for school, but this year officials said, “No, no, no.” The reason: The classes have many immigrant children who don’t celebrate Christmas, says the Mankato Free Press. Santa’s a little frosted, the paper says. It kind of burnt...
  • Christmas trees 'make non-Christians feel excluded'

    12/20/2010 7:52:19 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 113 replies · 2+ views
    Christmas trees 'make non-Christians feel excluded' Christmas trees should be removed from public places to avoid making non-Christians feel “excluded”, scientists have suggested By Andy Bloxham 11:43AM GMT 20 Dec 2010 Researchers at Simon Fraser University in Canada, found non-Christians feel less self-assured and have fewer positive feelings if a Christmas tree was in the room. The scientists conducted the study using 77 Christians and 57 non-believers, including Buddhists and Sikhs. The participants did not know the survey was about Christmas, and were asked to fill in questions about themselves both when a 12-inch Christmas tree was in the room...
  • Christ meets Bigfoot: More irreverent atheist ads set to hit Canadian cities

    12/05/2010 2:20:54 PM PST · by Justaham · 26 replies
    vancouversun.com/ ^ | 12-3-10 | Carmen Chai
    The atheist group behind last year's controversial bus ads suggesting "there's probably no God" is rolling out a provocative new set of posters on buses across the country that places Allah beside Bigfoot and Christ beside psychics. The new posters bear the slogan: "Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Evidence" with "Allah, Bigfoot, UFOs, Homeopathy, Zeus, Psychics, Christ" listed below. They will hit Toronto streetcars in January, pending final approval from the Toronto Transit Commission, said Justin Trottier, national executive director of the Centre for Inquiry, an atheist organization. After the Toronto debut, the organization plans to post the ads to buses...
  • Florida School Bans Christmas… And Christmas Colors

    12/02/2010 8:12:46 AM PST · by massmike · 66 replies · 3+ views
    gatewaypundit.rightnetwork.com ^ | 12/02/2012 | Jim Hoft
    It begins… A Florida school not only banned Christmas but banned everything associated with Christmas including Christmas colors… Because someone might be offended.
  • Catholics and Atheists Wage Billboard War Over Christmas

    12/01/2010 1:17:50 PM PST · by NYer · 32 replies · 2+ views
    DNA Info ^ | November 30, 2010 | Jordan Heller
    Prompted by a billboard calling Christmas a myth, the Catholic League erected a pro-Jesus billboard Tuesday. MANHATTAN — The Catholic League, upset over an anti-Christmas billboard at the New Jersey entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel, threw a "counterpunch" at atheists Tuesday with a billboard of their own on the New York side of the tunnel.The new 26-by-24-foot billboard at Dyer Avenue and West 31st Street features a depiction of Joseph and Mary looking adoringly at baby Jesus, with the message: "You know it's real. This season, celebrate Jesus. Merry Christmas from the Catholic League," according to the Catholic League's website....
  • Let's call it the German 'Holiday' Village ("Christmas" out)

    11/30/2010 10:00:10 AM PST · by Bulldawg Fan · 15 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | unknown | Catherine Lucey
    It's that season again, which means that for the third year in a row, the German Christmas Village has set up a cozy collection of wooden booths and tree vendors in Dilworth Plaza on the west side of City Hall. But a few shoppers noticed something amiss yesterday on the tall metal archways signaling the entrances to the shops. The archways had just one word on top - "Village." Sounds festive, eh? Read more: http://www.philly.com/dailynews/local/20101130_Let_s_call_it_the_German__Holiday__Village.html?111029469=Y&submit=Vote&oid=2&mr=1&cid=8500281&pid=111029469#ixzz16mxvBYNI Watch sports videos you won't find anywhere else
  • Dan Savage Promotes Anti-Christian Evil

    11/23/2010 11:47:47 AM PST · by mlizzy · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Illinois Family Institute ^ | 11-22-10 | Laurie Higgins
    No matter what one thinks of the homosexuality-affirming "It Gets Better" project, do we really want the president of the United States to be associated with radical sex columnist Dan Savage, the creator of this campaign? "It Gets Better" is the online video project that Chicago native Dan Savage created in which he seeks to end bullying by affirming homosexuality. Joining him in this effort are Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Kathleen Sebelius, Nancy Pelosi, and Hillary Clinton. Savage--the even more offensive doppelganger of our Safe Schools Czar Kevin Jennings--celebrates homosexuality in general and his own in particular. He has chosen...
  • Islamic-World.net: Teach all Children to Create an Islamic World~ Guidelines

    11/15/2010 1:01:37 PM PST · by Islaminaction · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Logan's Warning ^ | Christopher Logan
    While far too many Americans are still unaware of the internal threat of Islam, Muslims continue to move forward with their goal of creating an Islamic world. A mission in which they have no concerns whatsoever for the beliefs of non-Muslims. Earlier this month I posted about the Islamic-World website, and their article which calls for Muslim parents to teach their children to join the jihad. Today I continue with another one of their articles. This one advices Muslim on getting their children to do their part in creating an Islamic world. As usual the site is very busy, and...
  • A Movie I'll Want To See and A Movie I Won't. (One movie is an attack on Red States)

    11/10/2010 11:49:06 AM PST · by Artemis Webb · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Vanity ^ | 111010 | Artemis Webb
    I've always liked Director Peter Weir's films. Master and Commander, Witness, Gallipoli. Even things I didn't care for like The Year Of Living Dangerously and The Dead Poets Society were still well done and stylish. Now he has this coming out in January about an escape from a Soviet gulag in 1940 (be sure to click on the link to the trailer below): Trailer here ---------------------------------------------------- Then there is this little number from Director Kevin Smith. I'll provide the synopsis from IMDB but I'll be damned if I'm going to provide a link to the trailer. From IMDB: "A horror...
  • Wave of bomb blasts target Christians in Baghdad

    11/10/2010 4:29:47 AM PST · by jacknhoo · 35 replies
    CatholicHerald.co.uk ^ | Wednesday, 10 November 2010 | By Mark Greaves
    A series of bomb blasts targeting Christians in Baghdad has killed at least three people and injured two dozen more, security sources have said. At least 14 roadside bombs were detonated and a mortar round was fired in Christian districts across the Iraqi capital last night and early this morning. An interior ministry source told Reuters that the attacks were a “continuation” of the massacre at Our Lady of Salvation church which killed dozens of worshippers last week. According to one report, today’s bombings targeted the family of one of the victims of the massacre. The Islamic State of Iraq...
  • Lies of secular elitists exposed: Christianity under attack!

    11/09/2010 10:19:52 AM PST · by Jim 0216 · 11 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 08, 2010 | WorldNetDaily
    The battle over America's Judeo-Christian identity is heating up, and at least one author isn't taking the fight lying down. Two new books from best-selling author Brad O'Leary put the lie to secularist claims that America is not a Christian nation and that Christianity isn't under an intense attack. "God and America's Leaders" is the definitive collection of quotations by our Founding Fathers and past presidents on matters pertaining to God, Jesus Christ and Christianity. This invaluable resource leaves no doubt that America's top leaders were men of faith, and that ultimately, their strong faith in God inspired their faith...