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  • Wasserman-Schultz dodges questions about why the DNC removed the 'G' word from their platform

    09/05/2012 10:42:02 AM PDT · by delcopatriot · 26 replies
    newsmax ^ | Sept 5, 2012 | Patrick Hobin
    Democratic National Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz refused to commit to an answer when pressed on whether the party removed the word “God” from its platform, according to the Washington Examiner. The Florida congresswoman was asked by CNN’s Piers Morgan if the removal of the word “God” was a “mistake.” “Well, we have a commitment through all faith traditions that our values are reflected in our policy and that means we should look out for the least of these, that we should fight for the middle class . . .,” she told Morgan. Wasserman Schulz refused to admit that it was...
  • A Pastor Sells His Soul to the Party of Obama

    09/03/2012 10:36:19 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 19 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | September 3, 2012 | JP
    Rev. Derrick Harkins is a hypocrite. He’s the pastor of Nineteenth Street Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., which the Washington Post describes as “theologically conservative.” And he serves on the board of the National Association of Evangelicals. But the Baptist preacher also is the National Director of Faith Outreach for the Democratic National Committee, which supports public policies that are an affront to the Almighty. Indeed, today Harkins presides over a meeting of the party’s so-called Faith Caucus at the Democratic convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. Its task is to devise a strategy to somehow persuade Christian voters that the...
  • Samuel L. Jackson Upset God 'Spared' GOP From Hurricane

    08/27/2012 4:42:25 PM PDT · by This Just In · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 27, 2012 | Christian Toto
    Looks like Hurricane Isaac will spare Tampa - and the Republicans gathering in the Florida city for the GOP's campaign convention. "The Avengers" star Samuel L. Jackson, who dubbed the Tea Party racist and said he voted for Barack Obama because of the politician's skin color, took the news pretty hard.
  • Actress Ellen Barkin Hopes Hurricane Kills Pro-Life Republicans (Actress retweets a hateful tweet)

    08/27/2012 4:15:32 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 97 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/27/12 | Steven Ertelt
    Actress Ellen Barkin created a stir on Twitter today when she sent out a re-tweet of a message someone sent saying they hoped Hurricane Isaac would hit the Republican convention and “was every pro-life, anti-education, anti-woman, xenophobic, gay-bashing, racist SOB right into the ocean.” The reaction from conservatives was quick to her class-less Tweet. “I wonder if @EllenBarkin will feel badly at all when #Isaac doesn’t wash the GOPers out to sea but in fact wipes out New Orleans,” one person responded. Bryan Kemper, Director of Youth Outreach for Priests for Life, said: “This is why we call pro-abortion people...
  • Obama: 'My Faith in Jesus Is Legitimate and Real' {BARF!!}

    08/25/2012 5:40:26 PM PDT · by upchuck · 78 replies
    Fox ^ | August 21, 2012 | n/a
    In an interview with the Washington National Cathedral magazine, President Obama discussed how his faith influenced his politics — saying that at the end of the day 'God is in control.' “First and foremost, my Christian faith gives me a perspective and security that I don’t think I would have otherwise: that I am loved. That, at the end of the day, God is in control," Obama said. ... Obama also briefly addressed the ongoing (false) doubts about his faith — including rumors that he is a Muslim (which he is not). "I have a job to do as president,...
  • Obama campaign launches ‘Rabbis for Obama’ (Gallup has it 68% to 25% among Jewish voters)

    08/21/2012 1:56:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 86 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/21/12 | Olivier Knox, Yahoo! News | The Ticket
    President Barack Obama's reelection campaign unveiled "Rabbis for Obama"—a group of more than 600 rabbis from across the country—at a time when Republicans are hoping to erode the Democrat's wide lead among Jewish voters. "Their ringing endorsement of President Obama speaks volumes about the president's deep commitment to the security of the state of Israel and his dedication to a policy agenda that represents the values of the overwhelming majority of the American Jewish community," Ira Forman, the campaign's Jewish Outreach Director, said in a statement. The announcement came with a state-by-state list of the rabbis backing Obama, who leads...
  • Obama talks about his faith

    08/21/2012 11:29:20 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 110 replies
    politico ^ | 8/21/12 | BYRON TAU
    In an interview with the Washington National Cathedral magazine, President Obama discussed how his faith influenced his politics — saying that at the end of the day 'God is in control.' “First and foremost, my Christian faith gives me a perspective and security that I don’t think I would have otherwise: that I am loved. That, at the end of the day, God is in control," Obama said. Obama also tied faith in God to his belief in a compassionate role for government.
  • Charlotte billboards will rip religion, politics

    Charlotte billboards will rip religion, politicsModified: Friday, Aug. 17, 2012 TAMPA, Fla. A prominent atheist group is using next month’s Democratic National Convention to take aim at the presidential candidates’ religion, putting up billboards targeting Mormonism and Christianity in Charlotte. “Our political system … depends too much on religion and not enough on substance,” said David Silverman, president of American Atheists. “Religion is silly and religion has components that are inherently divisive. … There is no place for any of that in the political system.” The billboards go up Monday and will stay up for a month at a cost...
  • Obamas go to church

    08/19/2012 9:06:36 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 46 replies
    politico ^ | 8/19/12 | politico
    The Obama family attended mass at St. John’s Episcopal Church at Layfayette
  • Obama Heads Out to Church

    08/19/2012 9:47:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    WH Dossier ^ | August 19, 2012, 11:26 am | Keith Koffler
    President Obama today made a rare appearance in church, strolling with his family across Lafayette Park to St. John’s, well known as the church where presidents pray. … Obama has been to regular Sunday services in Washington this year I think once or twice before this. …
  • Marriage fight divides state's Catholics (Minnesota)

    08/19/2012 3:21:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | August 18, 2012 | ROSE FRENCH
    ***Those who oppose the proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage are organizing, putting them at odds with bishops.*** [BIG SNIP] ......Groups of lay Catholics and former priests have spoken out against the bishops' campaign. Some parents and students also have criticized the church's move to talk about marriage in [archdiocesan] high schools. Active Catholics have met in Protestant churches to talk about how to defeat the amendment. Catholics and other faith groups have held meetings in their homes, like the one at Burg's house, where representatives for the anti-amendment Minnesotans United for All Families encourage them to hold conversations...
  • Catholic Group Prays for Paul Ryan’s ‘Conversion’

    08/17/2012 2:18:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 08/17/2012 | Alicia Mundy
    Rep. Paul Ryan has been taking flak from church groups – including the relatively conservative U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the somewhat more liberal group Nuns on the Bus—because his budget could cut money from programs for the poor and elderly. Now a group of fellow Catholics from his home state of Wisconsin, including some Franciscan Friars, are calling for the vice presidential hopeful’s “conversion.” The group launched a website,, that asks visitors to “Please pray for Paul Ryan, a devout Catholic, to have a change of heart on the federal budget.” It includes a special Rosary prayer...
  • ELCA Bishop Bashes Chick-fil-A and Its Supporters

    08/15/2012 4:53:30 AM PDT · by rhema · 26 replies
    Exposing the ELCA ^ | 8/11/12 | Dan Skogen
    This week ELCA Bishop of the North Texas-Northern Louisiana Mission Area, Kevin S. Kanouse wrote a blog (see here) calling those who support Chick-fil-A bullies and he blamed “preachers (?)” for people going to show their support for Chick-fil-A. This after the widespread temper tantrum and bullying from liberals and homosexuals against Chick-fil-A’s president for stating he believes in the Biblical view of one man, one woman marriage. Notice, too, that the ELCA bishop disparages the preachers by placing a question mark after referencing them, apparently implying that he questions whether they are true Christian preachers. ELCA Bishop Kanouse mockingly...
  • Candidate Paul Ryan: Is he a bad Catholic?

    08/14/2012 2:21:29 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 66 replies
    LA Times ^ | 08/14/2012 | Michael McGough
    Forget about whether he should be elected vice president. Should Rep. Paul D. Ryan be excommunicated? I have been perusing blogs and comments thereon that suggest the prospective Republican veep candidate is not only a bad man but also a bad Catholic. It’s the latest installment of a tiresome debate between liberal and conservative Catholics about which faction’s favored politicians are truer to the teachings of Mother Church. As columnist Michael Sean Winters points out, Ryan’s claim that his political philosophy is conversant with Roman Catholic social teaching is hard to swallow.
  • Neil Peart on introverts, learning to improvise, and why people should be nicer to one another

    08/13/2012 5:07:13 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 85 replies
    Macleans Magazine ^ | 8-13-2012 | Mike Doherty
    Neil Peart on introverts, learning to improvise, and why people should be nicer to one another Rush’s drummer and lyricist talks to Mike Doherty by Mike Doherty on Monday, August 13, 2012 Rush’s 20th studio release, Clockwork Angels, hit No. 1 in Canada in June—not bad for a steampunk, progressive rock concept album. Its story, about a young man who flees a land designed to function in perfect mechanical order, reflects the philosophy of drummer and lyricist Neil Peart. Now living in Santa Monica with his wife and daughter, the native of St. Catharines, Ont., is preparing with his long-time...
  • Paul Ryan Faces Left-Wing Religious Attack

    08/11/2012 2:20:27 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 15 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | August 11, 2012 | JP
    The Obama re-election campaign huddled today with “progressive” religious leaders as they coordinate a line of attack against conservative Catholic congressman Paul Ryan, Republican Mitt Romney’s selection as his ticket-mate. The Democrat-aligned religious leaders are critical of the budget proposals Rep. Ryan has championed on Capitol Hill, which, they charge, will exacerbate the sufferings of the nation’s poor. They also portray Ryan as a secret admirer of Ayn Rand, who famously authored “Atlas Shrugged” and “The Fountainhead;” who was, at once, a strong defender of capitalism and an avowed atheist. Of course, it is hard for left-wing religious leaders to...
  • Democratic platform draft language on marriage equality, ENDA revealed

    08/09/2012 9:03:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    LGBTQ Nation / The Washington Blade ^ | August 9, 2012 | Chris Johnson
    The draft language in the Democratic Party platform endorsing marriage equality has been revealed and shown to say “we support marriage equality” is set to become a tenet of the party’s beliefs. In addition to endorsing marriage equality, the language also calls for repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act and urges passage of DOMA repeal legislation known as the Respect for Marriage Act. Notably, the language explicitly backs religious freedom for marriage, saying religions should “decide how to administer marriage as a religious sacrament without government interference.” Buzzfeed was first to make the language public ahead of the scheduled...
  • Catholic Former Lt. Gov. backs same-sex marriage

    08/09/2012 6:28:13 AM PDT · by kevcol · 38 replies
    WBAL ^ | Aug 9, 2012 | news
    BALTIMORE - One of Maryland's most recognizable yet seldom-seen politicians publicly entered the same-sex marriage debate Tuesday. Former Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend made a rare public appearance to rally Catholics to uphold Maryland's same-sex marriage law at the polls. She urged Catholics, who are a major voting block, to buck church policy. "I learned from the nuns to love one another and that that was the most important commandment," she said, finding a way to reconcile her Catholic faith with her support of the idea. The daughter of civil rights stalwart Robert Kennedy said the law does gel...
  • Cardinal Timothy Dolan Will Host Obama at White-Tie Fundraiser for Health Care Causes

    08/08/2012 8:02:38 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8-8-12 | Terrence Jeffrey
    ( - President Barack Obama, who is moving ahead with a regulation that forces observant American Catholics to act against their consciences and the teachings of their faith, will be one of the keynote speakers at an Oct. 18 white-tie fundraiser hosted by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of New York and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The fundraiser—the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner--will benefit the foundation, which Cardinal Dolan serves as board president. The foundation's website says it provides funding “for healthcare causes.” Al Smith, a three-term governor of New York, became the first...
  • AFTAH Stands with Chick-fil-A in Chicago against ‘Gay Liberation Network’ Bullies

    08/08/2012 10:05:24 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 5 replies
    Americans for Truth ^ | Aug 8 2012 | Peter LeBarbara
    [LeBarbara of AFTAH organizes counter-protest to Wed. Aug 8 GAY LIBERATION NETWORK'S Chick-Fil-A Protest, Chicago] No pro-family group or business, including Chick-fil-A, could match GLN’s hate Americans For Truth will be standing up for the lone, embattled Chick-fil-A restaurant in downtown Chicago this afternoon at 4:30 — to counter the Gay Liberation Network (GLN) protest at the same restaurant (located at 30 E. Chicago Ave). As longtime AFTAH followers know, GLN is one of the most extreme and hateful organizations in the world. In fact, these hard-core Marxists are so radical that they REFUSED to condemn the pro-homosexual brick attack...