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  • Obama promotes religious tolerance in India speech

    01/26/2015 10:45:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 27, 2015 1:37 AM EST | Julie Pace
    President Barack Obama gently nudged India Tuesday to fulfill its constitution’s pledge to uphold the “dignity of the individual,” drawing on his own experience as a minority in the United States as he closed out a three-day visit to New Delhi. Obama said that while he has had extraordinary opportunities, “there were moments in my life where I’ve been treated differently because of the color of my skin.” As he touted the importance of religious tolerance, he noted the persistent false rumors that he is a Muslim, not a Christian. “There have been times where my faith has at times...
  • Want To Prevent Threats Like ISIS? Religious Freedom Key,Official Says(Dumbest Article of The Day)

    10/27/2014 6:37:50 PM PDT · by lbryce · 8 replies
    Catholic News agency ^ | October 27, 2014 | Matt Hadro
    Promoting religious freedom abroad is vital for U.S. national security interests in preventing the rise of threats such as ISIS, said the chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom on Monday. “Many of our most dire national security threats are founded and have their origins in countries, in regions, societies, that fail to provide this most fundamental human protection,” Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett told CNA on Oct. 27, International Religious Freedom Day. The day marked the 16th anniversary of the passage of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998. The commission, created by the act, is an independent,...
  • Regensburg Vindicated

    09/19/2014 8:01:27 PM PDT · by AncientAirs · 23 replies
    First Things ^ | 9/17/2014 | George Weigel
    On the evening of Sept. 12, 2006, my wife and I were dining in Cracow with Polish friends when an agitated Italian Vaticanista (pardon the redundancy in adjectives) called, demanding to know what I thought of “Zees crazee speech of zee pope about zee Muslims.” That was my first hint that the herd of independent minds in the world press was about to go ballistic on the subject of Benedict XVI’s Regensburg Lecture: a “gaffe”-bone on which the media continued to gnaw until the end of Benedict’s pontificate. Eight years later, the Regensburg Lecture looks a lot different. Indeed, those...
  • Reagan on Religious Tolerance

    02/10/2014 7:48:08 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 2-10-14 | Paul Kengor
    Every conservative by now should have noticed that February has become Ronald Reagan Month for Republicans. The man’s birthday was last week, February 6, the forerunner to Lincoln’s birthday (February 12), Washington’s birthday (February 22), and President’s Day (February 17). Throughout the nation, county and statewide Republican groups have been changing their longtime annual Lincoln Day dinners into Reagan Day dinners. I’m speaking on Reagan multiple times this month, including at the Reagan Ranch Center in Santa Barbara, where we’re releasing (pardon the plug) my new book that endeavors to answer the question “What is a Reagan conservative?” Thus, this...
  • The Pilgrims and Us

    11/28/2013 8:58:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | November 28, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    Don't anybody be shocked, but those Pilgrims being celebrated today weren't just cardboard cut-outs. They were part of the Religious Right. Or maybe the Religious Left, since the Pilgrims emphasized communal organization as much as they did individual rights. But right or left, the Pilgrims were definitely religious. That is, they believed in something beyond themselves. Something spiritual but worldly, too. Not a stained-glass kind of faith but beliefs that impelled sacrifice, risk, commitment ... movement. And not just in the metaphorical sense. They would have to abandon their roots, forget all they had known, resettle, become strangers in...
  • Church, State and The Supremes

    11/15/2013 4:15:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | November 15, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    It's not just the American economy that has a deficit problem but American law. Call it a deficit of common sense. Here's the latest, irritating and all too common example of this recurrent problem, even plague. According to an appellate court up in New York state, prayers offered by private citizens at the invitation of a town council in Greece, N.Y., represent an unconstitutional establishment of religion. Why, for Heaven's sake? According to that court's "reasoning," the municipal government violated the First Amendment, which both (a) guarantees freedom of religion and (b) forbids government to establish one. Which is...
  • Iraq Wants Jewish “Trove,” But not Jews

    08/19/2013 5:54:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | August 18, 2013 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note: This column was coauthored by Bob Morrison. Some fifty-three percent of Americans told the Gallup Poll last spring they regarded the Iraq war as a mistake. The numbers were not evenly divided. The vast majority of Democrats (73%) say it was a mistake while only a minority (30%) of Republicans agree. So, how should we think about this story in this week’s Washington Post: “Securing Iraqi Jews’ Past?” Staffers at our National Archives are restoring a “trove” of documents, photographs, books, and other records from the Iraqi Jewish community. Our troops uncovered this stash of Jewish memorabilia when...
  • Obama’s Benghazi Propagandist

    05/08/2013 5:35:25 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 8, 2013 | Matthew Vadum
    - FrontPage Magazine - - Obama’s Benghazi PropagandistPosted By Matthew Vadum On May 8, 2013 @ 12:56 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments A young White House speechwriter may be responsible for concocting the official lies about last September’s deadly terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya.The Obama administration’s rapidly unravelling narrative about what happened at the U.S. consulate in Libya’s second-largest city may have been cooked up by creative writer Ben Rhodes, the president’s 30-something Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting.The origin of the administration’s desperate election-season fabrications may come up today as a congressional committee...
  • Pentagon Defends Unconstitutional Policy Against Soldiers Sharing Faith

    05/03/2013 6:13:45 AM PDT · by Freeport · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 May 2013 | Ken Klukowski
    Pentagon personnel responded to Breitbart News’ report about court-martialing service members who share their faith in the military, which the Pentagon confirmed on May 1, and the Air Force on May 2 separately confirmed a second time. Now the Pentagon claims the opposite. But these new statements instead only compound the problem, as the Pentagon’s new definitions for terms squarely contradict what the dictionary says those terms mean. All this has taken place as the first flag officer in the military has stepped forward to defy the unconstitutional policy. In an official statement yesterday, Lt. Cmdr. Nate Christensen, a spokesman...
  • Rear admiral vows to continue sharing faith

    05/02/2013 6:55:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    World ^ | May 2, 2013 | J.C Derrick
    WASHINGTON—Faith in the military took center stage Thursday at the 62nd observance of the National Day of Prayer in Washington, D.C, as lawmakers and faith leaders gathered on Capitol Hill. After a series of speakers addressed those gathered at the Cannon Office Building, U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. William D. Lee, took the microphone to represent Americans serving in the military. Lee told the crowd he had 10 minutes of carefully prepared remarks, but he decided to leave them in his chair and “speak from the heart” instead. Lee, who described himself as “a man of deep abiding faith...
  • The dawn of the 'M-word'

    05/02/2013 7:09:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 5/2/2013 | Eric Rush
    Yes, it would be peachy if everyone could “just get along.” As the product of a mixed-race marriage who was raised to discern character rather than appearance or creed, I consider myself to be quite tolerant, despite recent accusations to the contrary. The reality of coexistence, however, remains the same as it has been since human beings lived in caves. It’s a coin toss as to whether that tribe on the other side of the river – no different than their neighbors on this side – will determine to coexist, or to attempt to dominate, enslave, or even kill the...
  • This Is What Intolerance Smells Like

    05/01/2013 1:24:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 91 replies ^ | May 1, 2013 | Susan Stamper Brown
    President Obama's new "religious tolerance" consultant to the Pentagon, Mikey Weinstein, wants Christian military service members who openly talk about their faith in uniform to be charged with treason, which is a crime punishable by death according to military law. By employing his consulting services, and as Commander-in-Chief, President Obama is effectively endorsing Weinstein's recently voiced and written views such as: "Today, we face incredibly well-funded gangs of fundamentalist Christian monsters who terrorize their fellow Americans by forcing their weaponized [sic] and twisted version of Christianity upon their helpless subordinates in our nation's armed forces." Weinstein's inflamed word picture helps...

    04/30/2013 7:27:17 AM PDT · by Linda Frances · 46 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | April 28, 2013 | Ken Klukowski
    “Today, we face incredibly well-funded gangs of fundamentalist Christian monsters who terrorize their fellow Americans by forcing their weaponized and twisted version of Christianity upon their helpless subordinates in our nation’s armed forces.”
  • Pentagon Consults Anti-Christian Extremist for Religious Tolerance Policy

    04/28/2013 6:46:04 PM PDT · by markomalley · 62 replies
    Big Peace ^ | 4/28/2013 | Ken Klukowski
    “Today, we face incredibly well-funded gangs of fundamentalist Christian monsters who terrorize their fellow Americans by forcing their weaponized and twisted version of Christianity upon their helpless subordinates in our nation’s armed forces.”Those words were recently written by Mikey Weinstein, founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), in a column he wrote for the Huffington Post. Weinstein will be a consultant to the Pentagon to develop new policies on religious tolerance, including a policy for court-martialing military chaplains who share the Christian Gospel during spiritual counseling of American troops. Weinstein decries what he calls the “virulent religious oppression” perpetrated...
  • The Silent Conquest of a Continent

    02/03/2013 8:26:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies ^ | February 3, 2013 | Michael Youssef
    There’s been a lot of discussion within some in the media regarding the demographic changes taking place in Europe. But those of us who’ve travelled there have observed it firsthand: namely, the decreased birthrate among Europeans compared to the enormous birthrate increase among Muslim immigrants. Overall, the birthrate across the continent is far below the replacement level of 2.1 children per couple. Italy, Spain, Austria, and Germany have a fertility rate of only 1.4, while Poland and Russia languish at 1.3 and 1.2, respectively. However, as a subgroup, Muslims in Europe are producing from 4 to 6 children per couple....
  • Should the U.S. Government spend $16,000 to send Ground Zero Imam to other countries? Vote in Poll

    08/19/2010 9:54:22 AM PDT · by jackspyder · 21 replies ^ | Aug 19, 2010 | Réne Girard
    The U.S. Government has decided to send Feisal Abdul Raul, the Ground Zero Imam from the Cordoba Initiative, to threee other countries (Bahrain, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates) on behalf of the United States in order to promote religious tolerance ŕ la Islam at a cost of approximately $16,000. This includes $3000 to the Imam for his work. Quite a bargain for anything the U.S. Government decides to spend tax-payer money on these days; however, does it make any sense for our Government to do this? Before you vote in the poll below, let us consider this interesting turn...
  • India’s Newest Martyrs, Christians Die for Their Faith in Troubled Orissa

    03/02/2009 11:50:46 AM PST · by Coleus · 19 replies · 1,017+ views
    ncr ^ | 9.23.08 | ANTO AKKARA
    BHUBANESWAR, India — An armed Hindu mob landed at the doorstep of evangelists Samuel and Daniel Nayak on Aug. 25, with an ultimatum: Denounce the faith or die. “Do you want Christ or your life?” the mob leaders demanded of the Nayaks and five other members of the Nayak family. Unfazed, the brothers replied, “Christ is everything for us.” Enraged, the Hindu fundamentalists hit two children in the house with iron rods, breaking their skulls. After pouring gasoline on the adults, the fanatics gave them “one more chance.” They stood firm and raised their hands in prayer. Within seconds, five...
  • Religious Tolerance (Americans) & Condescending Bigotry (NY Times)

    07/01/2008 8:59:31 AM PDT · by foutsc · 12 replies · 26+ views
    Nietzsche is Dead ^ | 1 july 08 | foutsc
    The NY Times reports that we are a quite religiously tolerant nation, thank you. I'm proud of that. I am a religious man. I'll talk about it to anyone who asks, but I don't see any reason to be obnoxious about it. Three points in the article caught my attention and serve to highlight the anti-religious bigotry that thrives at that intolerant leftist flagship known as the New York Times: "The findings seem to undercut the conventional wisdom that the more religiously committed people are, the more intolerant they are, scholars who reviewed the survey said." Hmmm... those smug religious...
  • Policeman makes NY woman remove religious wig

    06/21/2008 8:11:23 PM PDT · by Coleus · 37 replies · 419+ views
    ny daily news ^ | 06.20.08
  • Saudi Arabia: Swiss soccer ref stands by his 'crusader' whistle

    04/03/2008 4:14:52 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 18 replies · 187+ views
    AKI ^ | 2 April 2008 | Staff
    Riyadh, 2 April (AKI) - Swiss football referee Massimo Busacca vowed he would wear a whistle with the Swiss Cross symbol on it during of the Saudi championship on Wednesday, despite anger voiced in the Kingdom at the 'crusader' item. "I have respect for all religions, including Islam, but I don't see anything offensive in this and am optimistic. I will not give up my 'crusader' whistle," he told pan-Arab daily Al-Sharq al-Awsat. Many in Saudi Arabia had called for Busacca to sport a different whistle to avoid offending Muslims. He has previously refereed several soccer matches in the Kingdom....
  • Saudis said to choose against building a Catholic church

    03/25/2008 4:02:44 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies · 394+ views
    CWN ^ | 3/25/2008
    Riyadh, Mar. 25, 2008 ( - The president of the Middle East Center for Strategic Studies, Anwatr al Oshqi, has reported that Saudi Arabia’s royal family has decided against building a Catholic church in the kingdom. Earlier this month Vatican Radio reported that the Saudi government was weighing a proposal for the construction of a Catholic church. That report came as a surprise, since the Saudi regime does not allow public worship by any faith other than Islam. In November 2007, when King Abdullah became the first reigning Saudi king ever to visit the Vatican, Pope Benedict XVI urged...
  • Teacher's (Anti-Christian) Comments Lead To Complaint

    12/01/2007 7:38:47 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 34 replies · 243+ views
    North County Times/The Californian ^ | Friday, November 30, 2007 | JENNIFER KABBANY
    Teacher's comments lead to complaint By: JENNIFER KABBANY - For The Californian TEMECULA -- A Temecula Valley High School student has decided to opt for an independent study program rather than finish out the semester on campus because of her teacher's derogatory comments about Christians, the girl's attorney said Friday. Attorney Bob Tyler said 17-year-old junior Brittney Cowles became very upset Thursday after her creative writing teacher allegedly called local Christian parents "crazy" and "prejudiced" for keeping their children home from school to protest a new state law that some parents contend promotes a homosexual agenda in public schools. The...
  • Iraq Was Supposed To Become Like The USA - But The Reverse Has Happened: Part II

    02/05/2007 4:15:14 AM PST · by theothercheek · 34 replies · 863+ views
    The Stiletto ^ | February 5, 2007 | The Stiletto
    In the days before the mid-term election, The Stiletto observed that Americans were dividing themselves into political and ideological tribes, creating schisms that parallel those between the Sunni and Shia in Iraq – the inevitable outcome being utter destruction of national identity and purpose.Now, The New York Times reports that the Iraq war and Saddam’s trial and execution are escalating sectarian tensions between Sunni and Shia right here in the US – a country that has no state religion, and in which millions of (legal) immigrants of every creed and color have hitherto lived together in harmony because they assimilated,...
  • Conn. Man Arrested for Tainting Juice

    07/17/2006 10:24:40 AM PDT · by SmithL · 22 replies · 765+ views
    Stamford, Conn. -- Five months after juice spiked with dishwashing soap sickened more than 40 people during a church communion service, police on Monday arrested an employee of the store where the juice was purchased. Wendell Woodroffe, 28, was charged with 22 counts of assault and 22 counts of assault of a victim 60 or older, said Darien police Lt. Ron Bussell. Bail was set at $50,000 and he was expected to be arraigned Tuesday, Bussell said. "We're very happy we brought it to a conclusion," Bussell said. "Everyone wanted to make sure this didn't happen again." More than 40...
  • Jewish Scouting struggles to attract new members

    05/23/2006 6:41:27 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 8 replies · 244+ views
    Cleveland Jewish News ^ | May 23, 2006 | Alan Smason
    Jewish Scouting struggles to attract new members BY: ALAN SMASON, Staff Reporter Tuesday May 23, 2006 When Boy Scout Troop 96, chartered to B’nai Jeshurun Congregation’s Men’s Club, folded last fall after nearly 50 years of continuous operation, many felt it may have signaled the end of all Jewish scouting units in Cleveland. Through nine decades, nearly a dozen different Jewish scouting units — Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops and Explorer posts — have closed. Yet, hot on the heels of Troop 96 closing comes news from Temple Israel Ner Tamid (TINT) they are chartering a new...
  • Muslims to guard churches on Xmas!

    12/12/2005 7:50:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 39 replies · 1,295+ views
    Financial Express ^ | Tuesday, December 13, 2005
    Volunteers from Indonesia's largest Islamic organisation will guard churches across the world's most populous Muslim nation on Christmas amid fears of terrorist attacks on those places, the group said on Friday. Jakarta police have said they would boost security in the capital ahead of Christmas to avoid a repeat of 2000 Christmas Eve bombings on churches in several Indonesian cities, including in the country's capital. A youth wing affiliated with Indonesia's largest Muslim group Nahdlatul Ulama, some 40 million strong, said that members would guard churches for the coming Christmas festivities and it had persuaded youths from other religions to...
  • N.M. Church May Use Special hallucinogenic Tea for Christmas Services, SCOTUS

    12/12/2004 6:31:17 PM PST · by Coleus · 42 replies · 1,252+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 12.10.04
    N.M. Church May Use Special Tea for Now Fri Dec 10, 8:09 PM ET By MARY PEREA, Associated Press WriterALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The U.S. Supreme Court (news - web sites) sided Friday with a New Mexico church that wants to use hallucinogenic tea as part of its Christmas services, despite government objections that the tea is illegal and potentially dangerous. The high court lifted a temporary stay issued last week against using the hoasca tea while it decides whether the Brazil-based O Centro Espirita Beneficiente Uniao do Vegetal is permitted to make it a permanent part of its services. The...
  • Town of Palm Beach Pays $50,000 In Attorney Fees Apologizes To Women In Nativity Lawsuit

    06/29/2004 2:24:04 PM PDT · by Coleus · 28 replies · 4,887+ views
    Town of Palm Beach Pays $50,000 In Attorney Fees – Apologizes To Women In Nativity Lawsuit ANN ARBOR, MI — Ending a six month legal battle over Christmas displays, the Town of Palm Beach, Florida this week paid $50,000 in attorney fees to the Thomas More Law Center pursuant to a previously entered federal court Consent Judgment. The Town also acknowledged and publicly apologized for its failure to respond to multiple offers by two of its residents, Maureen Donnell and Fern Tailer deNarvaez, to donate Christian Nativity scenes for display alongside two Town-sponsored Jewish Menorahs during the Christmas holiday...
  • Religious and the ACLU

    10/09/2003 12:34:19 PM PDT · by aynfan · 26 replies · 426+ views
    Author | 10-09-03 | Robert Wolf
    Religious Intolerance and the ACLU By Robert Wolf Amendment I of the Constitution of the US reads: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;” and continues with “or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” This is the so-called Establishment clause we hear so much about. The phrase separation of Church and State we hear so often comes from a letter by Thomas Jefferson 21 years later in which he...