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  • Don’t Let the Doctor Do This to Your Newborn (Slate pro-transgender propaganda)

    05/01/2016 4:59:29 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 60 replies
    Slate ^ | 6/26/14 | Christin Scarlett Molloy
    Imagine you are in recovery from labor, lying in bed, holding your infant...Completely innocent and totally vulnerable, your baby is entirely dependent on you to make all the choices that will define their life for many years to come...You are calm, at peace. Suddenly, the doctor comes in. He looks at you sternly, gloved hands reaching for your baby insistently. “It’s time for your child’s treatment,” he explains from beneath a white breathing mask... You ask him what it's for. “Oh, just standard practice. It will help him or her be recognized and get along more easily with others who've...
  • A Christian Investigation of David Bowie's "Blackstar"

    02/09/2016 5:35:48 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 26 replies
    Secular Humanism Examined ^ | 1/24/16 | Faith Presses On
    What's in "Blackstar" (To make it easier to follow the song/video description below, I've given numbers to different areas of the song/video. ) 1. The video begins by showing close-ups of an unmoving human being apparently in an astronaut suit, which is patched up here and there with duct tape. Then from a greater distance, the astronaut is shown, lying motionless against a rock. He is in a world which resembles an alien planet or a moon. It's very rocky, barren and cold looking, and a large "black sun" or "blackstar" is in an equally black, star-filled sky. Just as...
  • Time to Seriously Boycott Fox TV? Lucifer, Exorcist Episodes Celebrate Satan. No Longer a Joke

    01/24/2016 3:35:15 PM PST · by Be Careful · 100 replies
    Celebrating Satan? While Homeschool w/ no TV really is the answer for our kids, we need to push back as hard as we can on Fox. Ideas beyond the obvious of just tuning out?
  • Donald Trump talks at a fourth-grade level. Maybe that’s why the Fox News audience loves him

    01/12/2016 8:35:37 AM PST · by simpson96 · 128 replies
    Salon ^ | 1/10/2016 | Phil Torres
    It's a cliche to say that democratic states can't function properly without an informed electorate. But it’s absolutely true. And this is why, heading into the 2016 election year, I'm nervous about the future. With Donald Trump leading the Republican presidential contenders, even many Republican die-hards are shaking in their boots.But Trump isn't the cause, just the symptom. The deeper cause is a strain of anti-intellectualism that runs through the roots of American culture. And while this strain is found on both sides of the political spectrum (see some liberals on vaccines and chemtrails), it's mostly concentrated among religious conservatives...
  • Act will affect every family with children (Scotland "Named Person Act"

    01/10/2016 12:04:31 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 56 replies
    The Scotsman ^ | 12/21/15 | Mark Boni
    The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014, which received Royal Assent in March 2014, will assign a "named person" to every child in Scotland up to the age of 18 (and even beyond should the child remain in school after 18). The only exception applies to children of persons in the armed forces. The named person, for example a midwife, health worker or school teacher, will have the power to receive and share information about the child in a number of circumstances. The legislation as presently framed does not provide a parent with any say in who the named...
  • A 7th Grader Wouldn’t Back Down When Her Teacher Told Her to Deny God. Then Came the Backlash.

    11/29/2015 11:13:35 AM PST · by amorphous · 97 replies
    Independent Journal ^ | 28 Nov 2015 | Jed Smith
    A Texas girl spoke out after her teacher alleged made her say "God is a myth," has experienced fallout for standing up for herself and her beliefs. Twelve-year-old Jordan Wooley says she has been bullied and told to kill herself following media coverage of her story. It started when Wooley's teacher assigned a quiz at Katy, Texas's West Memorial Junior High School asking students to label statements as "fact, assertion, or opinion." Statements included "America is the most free country on Earth," and "there is a God." Jordan labeled the latter as "fact,' and her teacher told her to mark...
  • Television news coverage of Ahmed Mohamed $15 million lawsuit?

    11/23/2015 4:26:50 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 38 replies
    Faith Presses On
    I just finished watching about an hour of local news on the local NBC affiliate, and then the NBC Nightly News, and I believe that they didn't cover the $15 million lawsuit to be filed by Ahmed Mohamed's family. I've been reading articles on the internet at the same time, but don't think I would have missed mention of the case if any of these programs had covered it. It makes sense that the television news wouldn't want to draw attention to this development, just as they never reported other facts in the case, starting with Ahmed not actually making...
  • Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber On 'Finding God In All The Wrong People'

    09/17/2015 7:44:33 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 23 replies
    NPR Fresh Air ^ | sept. 17, 2015 | NPR
    Nadia Bolz-Weber was a stand-up-comic with a drinking problem who opened up a church for people who didn't belong. "My job is to ... remind people that they're absolutely loved," she says. Her new memoir is 'Accidental Saints.'
  • "I'm a Christian but I'm not..." (BuzzFeed viral video)

    09/08/2015 11:58:20 AM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 37 replies
    A viral video by BuzzFeed saying things like, "but I'm not homophobic," "I'm accepting, and "I believe in science." It's accompanied by a Twitter trend, #I'maChristianbut, and there's also a related trend, #I'maChristianso.
  • This Liberty Mutual Commercial Teaches the Wrong Policy

    09/01/2015 4:54:04 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 16 replies
    Car and Driver ^ | 12/12/14 | Don Klein
    What We See: This commercial isn’t for a car, but it’s about something you see in a lot of car ads these days: parallel parking without much driver input. We open on an unremarkable young woman talking to us from someplace in lower Manhattan. Over her shoulder we can see the Statue of Liberty, which—and it’s not by “accident”—looks a lot like the Liberty Mutual logo. The woman explains that although there are many things young people do well, parallel parking isn’t one of them. She then gives two options: “Either take the bus or get Liberty Mutual insurance,” because...
  • Univ. of Tennessee tells students to use gender neutral pronouns [Thoughtcrime]

    08/31/2015 5:04:08 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 42 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 8/31/2015 | Knoxville News-Sentinel
    Staff and students in the University of Tennessee Office for Diversity and Inclusion want people to think beyond the "he/she" pronouns and are encouraging use of gender-neutral pronouns such as "xe," "xym" and "xyr." Their suggestion hasn't quite caught on -- and some state legislators aren't impressed. Not everyone in society identifies on a strict male-or-female basis, according to diversity office staff, so they are asking people to be aware some may identify themselves with a name and gender that's not strictly male or female. It is not UT's policy. "We should not assume someone's gender by their appearance, nor...
  • Pastor: 'I Never Thought’ My Nation Would Persecute ‘Bible-Believing’ Christians

    05/28/2015 3:25:18 PM PDT · by PROCON · 44 replies
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Penny Starr
    The Rev. E. W. Jackson spoke at the Family Research Council's Watchmen onthe Wall event on May 22, 2015 in Washington, D.C. (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr) (CNSNews.com) – The Rev. E.W. Jackson told attendees at the Family Research Council’s Watchmen on the Wall event in Washington, D.C., last week that Americans who believe biblical teachings about marriage and the sanctity of life are being persecuted. “It bothers me to think my own country is a strange land,” Jackson said Friday at the pastors’ retreat. “I never thought there would be a day when my nation would persecute the Bible-believing Christian for standing...
  • Pulitzer goes to series blaming domestic violence on Christianity

    05/15/2015 7:17:53 AM PDT · by PROCON · 26 replies
    onenewsnow.com ^ | May 14, 2015 | Bill Bumpas
    The Pulitzer Prize board is receiving criticism for giving an award to a South Carolina newspaper for a series on domestic abuse implying that Christianity and the Bible are the sources of the problem. The Post and Courier (Charleston, SC) won the 2015 public service prize for a seven-part series titled "Till death do us part.” But the paper blamed part of the problem of domestic abuse on "deep-rooted beliefs about the sanctity of marriage and the place of women in the home." Tim Graham with the Media Research Center believes there's a natural tendency in southern states for newspapers...
  • The Church of the Left

    04/03/2015 6:44:56 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 12 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 4-3-15 | Yuval Levin
    (Snip) They [Christian small business owners]are in this sense more like religious believers under compulsion in a society with an established church than like believers denied the freedom to exercise their religion. Liberals are in this respect right to say they’re not trying to kill religious liberty. They’re trying to take it back to something like the form it had in the Anglo-American world when the Anglo-American world had a formal state religion—except now the state religion is supposed to be progressive liberalism. Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/416421/church-left-yuval-levin
  • A Child of Gay Parents Writes to Justice Kennedy

    03/03/2015 8:50:19 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 16 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | February 27 2015 | Katy Faust
    Dear Justice Kennedy, June is nigh, and with it will comes your ruling on the most contentious political issue of our time: marriage. I write because I am one of many children with gay parents who believe we should protect marriage. I believe you were right when, during the Proposition 8 deliberations, you said “the voice of those children [of same-sex parents] is important.” I’d like to explain why I think redefining marriage would actually serve to strip these children of their most fundamental rights. It’s very difficult to speak about this subject, because I love my mom. Most of...
  • The fruit of secular humanism in the public schools

    12/30/2014 11:19:12 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 12 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | December 30, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    As reported by NBC Chicago, "When a 13-year-old Chicago boy wrote a letter to Santa asking simply for 'safety' this Christmas, he didn’t expect to get a response from the president of the United States. Malik Bryant, who lives in a high-crime neighborhood on the South Side called Englewood, didn’t ask for your typical Christmas toys when he participated in a charitable Letters to Santa program in the city. “All I ask for is for safety. I just want to be safe,” his letter read, according to Direct Effect Charities' website." What is this but the fruit of secular humanism?
  • Florida school district replaces football chaplains with "life coaches"

    08/26/2014 4:02:28 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8-26-14 | Todd Starnes
    Troy Schmidt’s jaw dropped. A few minutes before, he had been preparing to start his seventh year as chaplain for the Olympia High School football team in Florida. But now, those plans had been changed – radically changed. “I received a call from the coach,” Schmidt told me. “He said Orange County Public Schools is no longer allowed to have chaplains as a part of the football program.” Schmidt, who is a campus pastor of the First Baptist Church of Windermere, Florida, listened as the football coach explained the district’s decision to cleanse Christianity from its ranks. “I could no...
  • Help! My paradox meter broke: an “atheist church”?

    07/29/2014 6:56:36 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 19 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 7/29/2014 | Steve Berman
    Image credit: Jimmy Demello Artworks[/caption] The last time I was in Houston, I had to change the fuse in my paradox meter after meeting a self-described pro-choice Republican woman, who was also a lawyer.  I told her at least she was better than Wendy Davis, to which no response was offered.  I said it a second time, and with a puff of white smoke, the paradox-meter died. Dang, the fuse just blew again, reading Time’s August 4 issue, Religion section article “Atheist “Churches” Gain Popularity—Even in the Bible Belt” (behind a paywall).  Yup, the “Atheist Church” they wrote about...
  • Humanist group sues NJ school district over 'under God' in Pledge of Allegiance

    04/22/2014 7:49:23 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 18 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 4-22-2014 | FoxNews.com
    <p>David Niose, an attorney for the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center, said public schools should not permit an exercise that "teaches students that patriotism is tied to a belief in God."</p> <p>“Such a daily exercise portrays atheist and humanist children as second-class citizens, and certainly contributes to anti-atheist prejudices,” Niose said in a statement.</p>
  • The Post-Protestant Ethic and Spirit of America (Compelling Read)

    03/07/2014 11:48:59 AM PST · by mojito · 5 replies
    The American ^ | 2/22/2014 | Joseph Bottum
    ...Over the past 50 years or so, these post-Protestants have gradually formed the core of a new and fascinating social class in America....And we can recognize their origins in mainline Protestantism when we discern some of the ways in which they see the world and themselves. They are, for the most part, politically liberal, preferring that government rather than private associations address social concerns. They remained puritanical and highly judgmental, at least about health. And like all puritans, they are willing to use law to compel behavior they think right. Nonetheless, they do not think of themselves as akin to...
  • President Obama's proclamation for 'Religious Freedom Day' recognizes atheists and agnostics

    01/16/2014 1:56:14 PM PST · by ColdOne · 29 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 1/16/14 | Jennifer Harper
    “Today, America embraces people of all faiths and of no faith. We are Christians and Jews, Muslims and Hindus, Buddhists and Sikhs, atheists and agnostics. Our religious diversity enriches our cultural fabric and reminds us that what binds us as one is not the tenets of our faiths, the colors of our skin, or the origins of our names. What makes us American is our adherence to shared ideals - freedom, equality, justice, and our right as a people to set our own course.”
  • President Obama Didn't Go To Church For Christmas

    12/27/2013 3:37:52 PM PST · by george76 · 103 replies
    CNS News ^ | December 27, 2013 | Michael W. Chapman
    Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and their two daughters did not go to church on either Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, according to press pool reports. The Obamas are in Kailua, Hawaii for a 17-day Christmas vacation. Although the Obamas did not go to church for Christmas, President Obama did play golf
  • Obama Wants You To Thank His God - Government

    11/30/2013 7:31:48 AM PST · by massmike · 14 replies
    grasstopsusa.com ^ | 11/30/2013 | Don Feder
    Like the Golden Calf the Children of Israel made while Moses was receiving the law at Sinai, Obama is making a new God for the masses to worship – big government, the Golden Calf state. "Praise Washington from whence all blessings flow. Praise it all peons here below." The president's policies are designed to maximize dependency – government as the source of all blessings. Under Obama, the food-stamp rolls increased by 33% (to 44.7 million – a record one in seven Americans). The number now receiving Social Security disability payments reached 11 million. (Costs increased from $56 billion in 2000...
  • 'Gays' admit ENDA game: outlaw Christian morality

    11/11/2013 4:18:22 PM PST · by James R. Aist · 21 replies
    renewamerica.com ^ | November 11, 2013 | Matt Barber
    If Signorile and other "LGBT" activists get their way, this would mean that churches, mosques, synagogues, religious schools, Bible bookstores, as well as any and every other business in America with 15 or more employees, would be forced, under penalty of law, to abandon the biblical and traditional-values viewpoint on human sexuality, and hire (and otherwise not offend) those who openly flaunt expressly sinful and demonstrably self-destructive sexual behaviors.
  • Parliament calls on EU to ‘enforce environmental law more rigorously’

    11/02/2013 8:45:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 25 October 2013 | Marc Hall
    The European Parliament called on Thursday (24 October) for EU countries to better implement European environmental rules despite the initial costs involved. The vote put the EU legislature’s seal on a deal with the EU Council of Ministers on the program to lay out the EU’s approach to environmental action up to 2020, “Living well, within the limits of our planet”. The program, the seventh of its kind, will structure EU action on all environmental policy, from water management to climate change, and boost so-called “green growth”. …
  • Walesa Wants New Secular ‘Ten Commandments’

    10/21/2013 10:58:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    AFP via Newsmax ^ | Monday, 21 Oct 2013 12:17 PM | (AFP)
    Polish Nobel peace laureate Lech Wałęsa on Monday called for a new “secular Ten Commandments” to underpin universal values, addressing a summit of Nobel Peace Prize winners in Warsaw. “We need to agree on common values for all religions as soon as possible, a kind of secular Ten Commandments on which we will build the world of tomorrow,” he said in an opening speech kicking off the three-day summit. … Besides universal values, the international community needs to focus on the economy of tomorrow, he said. …
  • Global study: World not ready for aging population

    09/30/2013 8:03:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 30, 2013 10:52 PM EDT | Kristen Gelineau
    The world is aging so fast that most countries are not prepared to support their swelling numbers of elderly people, according to a global study being issued Tuesday by the United Nations and an elder rights group. The report ranks the social and economic well-being of elders in 91 countries, with Sweden coming out on top and Afghanistan at the bottom. It reflects what advocates for the old have been warning, with increasing urgency, for years: Nations are simply not working quickly enough to cope with a population graying faster than ever before. By the year 2050, for the first...
  • Air Force Says Drag Acts Symbolize Gay Pride

    08/10/2013 8:23:07 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 120 replies
    radio.foxnews.com ^ | August 10, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    The U.S. Air Force said that a well-known drag queen group was invited to perform on base during a “Diversity Day” celebration because drag is a “symbol of gay pride and unity. But the performance sparked outrage among some airmen who called the drag show “totally offensive and inappropriate.” Jewels and the Brunchettes performed to a small crowd at the Los Angeles Air Force Base on Aug. 8, the military confirmed. Photographs provided to Fox News show an individual wearing a giant wig and sporting form-fitting dresses performing to a sparse crowd underneath the American flag. “Drag acts to this...
  • Switzerland to Replace 'Psalm'-Like National Anthem With a Secular One

    08/09/2013 9:38:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/09/2013 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Switzerland announced a national competition this week that will search for a new national anthem to replace its current one, which government officials say has too many references to God and is too old-fashioned. "The real problem is above all the text," said Lukas Niederberger, who is part of the Swiss Society for Public Utility (SGG), the completion organizer in charge of looking for a new anthem. "Officially the anthem is a psalm, a prayer, but of course we have an open society, religiously neutral. We have atheists, no single god, so this anthem is a difficulty," he told BBC...
  • PCUSA rejects popular hymn “In Christ Alone”

    07/30/2013 5:30:30 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 69 replies
    I saw this over at Denny Burk’s blog today. Apparently the reason the Presbyterian Church USA doesn’t like “In Christ Alone (one of my favorites), is because of that unpopular, un-politically correct word, “Wrath.” As we’ve pointed out many times here at SUFTT, the more sin is watered down, the less we have of the true Gospel. In other words – no sin = FALSE gospel. The PCUSA has been going down a concerning path for quite some time now, and it appears that this is just another symptom of the problem the devil delights in: a departure from Truth...
  • Christ In Context: 'Zealot' Explores The Life Of Jesus

    07/16/2013 5:02:25 AM PDT · by vg0va3 · 10 replies
    NPR book review ^ | July 15, 2013 3:02 PM | Books by Reza Aslan
    Writer and scholar Reza Aslan was 15 years old when he found Jesus. His secular Muslim family had fled to the U.S. from Iran, and Aslan's conversion was, in a sense, an adolescent's attempt to fit into American life and culture. "My parents were certainly surprised," Aslan tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. As Aslan got older, he began his studies in the history of Christianity, and he started to lose faith. He came to the realization that Jesus of Nazareth was quite different from the Messiah he'd been introduced to at church. "I became very angry," he says. "I became...
  • Girl Scouts of Britain Replace 'God' with 'Myself' in Oath

    06/26/2013 8:47:27 AM PDT · by haffast · 28 replies
    breitbart ^ | 20 Jun 2013 | William Bigelow
    On Wednesday, Great Britain’s Girl Guides (their equivalent of U.S. Girl Scouts) and Brownies removed God from their 103-year-old oath. Instead of the passage where they used to promise to “love God,” they will now vow to be true to "myself" and develop "my beliefs." The organization said the move is intended to attract girls from secular families. Andrea Minichiello Williams, CEO of Christian Concern, condemned the move, saying, "These values have their roots in a Christian outlook. Taking ‘God’ out of the promise denies the history and foundations of the movement without offering anything in its place, with the...
  • Christianity Still a Leader In America, Except in Our White House

    05/11/2013 12:03:34 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    Canada Freepress ^ | Thursday, May 9, 2013 | By Jerry McConnell
    Obama is clearly in the process of making our military forces a “faithless” total entity by decreeing the removal of any expression or manifestation of faith within the ranks of the U.S. militaryOn Wednesday, May 01, 2013, a national event was held in the Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. It probably did not get your attention as these events intended for nationwide consumption as designed initially to do, but because of its subject there seems to be an enormous effort to act effortless and downplay the whole program. Why? Well, it’s all about religion and...
  • Breaking: Pentagon Confirms May Court Martial Soldiers Who Share Christian Faith

    05/01/2013 9:27:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 474 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/1/13
    The Pentagon has released a statement confirming that soldiers could be prosecuted for promoting their faith: "Religious proselytization is not permitted within the Department of Defense...Court martials and non-judicial punishments are decided on a case-by-case basis...”. The statement, released to Fox News, follows a Breitbart News report on Obama administration Pentagon appointees meeting with anti-Christian extremist Mikey Weinstein to develop court-martial procedures to punish Christians in the military who express or share their faith. (From our earlier report: Weinstein is the head of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, and says Christians--including chaplains--sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ in the military...
  • Christian Church opens doors to Muslims (Christian hymns replaced with Islamic prayer in the chapel)

    04/25/2013 9:19:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    BBC ^ | 03/30/2013 | Divya Talwar
    On a bitterly cold and snowing afternoon in Aberdeen, the doors of St John's Episcopal Church are open to hundreds of Muslim worshippers, arriving for daily prayers. The familiar sounds of Christian hymns have been replaced with Islamic prayer in the chapel this Friday lunchtime and the church priest with the imam from the neighbouring mosque. Muslims from the Syed Shah Mustafa Jame Masjid mosque next door share this church with Christian worshippers up to five times a day. Church leaders believe this may be the only place in the country where Christian and Muslim worshippers pray side by side....
  • Army Labeled Evangelicals as Religious Extremists

    04/06/2013 8:04:39 AM PDT · by libstripper · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 5, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    A U.S. Army training instructor listed Evangelical Christianity and Catholicism as examples of religious extremism along with Al Qaeda and Hamas during a briefing with an Army Reserve unit based in Pennsylvania, Fox News has learned.
  • CDC: 110,197,000 Venereal Infections in U.S.; Nation Creating New STIs Faster

    03/27/2013 12:37:35 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 60 replies
    According to new data released by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 19.7 million new venereal infections in the United States in 2008, bringing the total number of existing sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the U.S. at that time to 110,197,000.
  • Whittaker Chambers and Totalitarian Islam

    07/09/2011 12:33:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE | July 9, 2011 | Andrew G. Bostom
    Whittaker Chambers and Totalitarian Islam Playwright David Mamet recently acknowledged that he had been profoundly influenced by Communist apostate Whittaker Chambers’s 1952 anti-Communist memoir, Witness. Mamet described how reading Chambers’s opus inspired “the wrenching experience” of forcibly reevaluating the way he thought, particularly his confessed leftist-herd co-dependence. Also, echoing the delusive herd mentality of the Left’s ad hominem attacks in the 1950s on Chambers — whose allegations of Communist conspiracies have been entirely vindicated with irrefragable documentation from the captured Soviet Venona cables — Congressman Peter King’s staid initial hearings of March 10, 2011, on American Muslim radicalization engendered similarly...
  • Mass Shootings And The New Generation Of Young American Zombies

    12/17/2012 8:43:58 AM PST · by joeclarke · 33 replies
    JoeClarke.Net | 12/17/2012 | JoeClarke.Net
    Adam Lanza (Connecticut School Kid Killer), Jared Loughner (Killed and wounded, including Gabby Giffords), T.J. Lane (Recently killed fellow classmates in Chardon Ohio) ,Brogan Rafferty (Teen conspired to kill Craigslist job applicants), James Holmes (Shot up theater dressed as orange haired Batman Joker), SeungHui Choi (Virginia Tech Massacre), Anders Brevik (2011 Norway Attacks) I cannot recall a time in U.S. history where there was such a proliferation of younger conscienceless males, who created so much death and destruction in one generation  in American society - outside of war. Even during the Vietnam Era, many of us returning vets were admittedly "not quite right," but we were...
  • Ben Stein's confession

    11/17/2012 7:32:25 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 24 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | 11-10-12 | Ben Stein
    "The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning Commentary. My confession: [Ben Stein] I don't like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don't think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period. I have no idea where the concept came from, that America is an explicitly atheist country. I can't find it in the Constitution and I don't like it being shoved down my throat... Or maybe I can put it another way: where...
  • The only religion that my patients see me practice is medicine [and secular humanism]

    11/02/2012 11:14:12 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 71 replies
    KevinMD ^ | November 1st, 2012 | Jennifer Gunter, MD
    When I was the director of undergraduate medical education for OB/GYN at a Midwestern university (a state school), it came to my attention that a medical student was refusing to have anything to do with contraception as it was against her religion.So I spoke with her. I explained that over the course of her career she would undoubtedly see people from all walks of life with a myriad of religious and or personal practices. I explained that medical care is not about fulfilling any personal need beyond the need to help.I gave the example of a doctor who is a...
  • Bill Nye ‘The Science Guy’ Hits Evolution Deniers

    08/27/2012 1:42:32 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 78 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | Aug 27, 2012 | Kevin Dolak
    In a clip posted to online knowledge forum Big Think via YouTube, former children’s show host Bill Nye spoke out against the denial of evolution, saying such views harm young people especially and hamper scientific progress. Nye, who hosted the educational show “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” which aired on PBS Kids from 1993 through 1998, made the statements in a clip posted online on Thursday, and has since been viewed over one million times. In the clip, Nye praises the United States for its contribution to technological innovation, but says that the denial of evolution is unique to the...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Is Liberal Christianity Worth Saving?

    07/25/2012 3:03:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/25/2012 | Ken Connor
    The recent General Convention of the Episcopal Church has prompted a broader discussion of the fate of liberal Christianity. No surprise—the Episcopal Church has been one of the most aggressively liberal influences in American Christianity in the past few years, pushing hard against the traditions of the broader Anglican Communion. In The New York Times, Ross Douthat goes so far as to ask, "Can Liberal Christianity Be Saved?" But that question necessarily prompts two others: What is Liberal Christianity, and Should it be saved? Liberal Christianity is dying on the vine. Mainline denominations are taking big hits across the board....
  • Is the Obama Administration Anti-Christian by Opposing D-Day Prayer at FDR Memorial? (YES)

    11/06/2011 2:31:54 PM PST · by Driftwood1 · 23 replies
    Associated Content ^ | 11-6-11 | Driftwood1
    The Obama administration has stepped into another controversy by announcing its opposition to the inclusion of a plaque depicting Franklin Roosevelt's D-Day prayer at the memorial that celebrates his life and presidency. The proposal to include the prayer is being offered by Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, and has bipartisan support. It is expected to pass committee, then be passed by the House. Its fate in the Senate is unclear. The objection was raised by Robert Abbey, the director of the Bureau of Land Management, who claimed such a plaque would "dilute" the memorial's central message and therefore should not be...
  • School ethics course linked to Nazism, says Nile

    08/07/2011 8:13:15 PM PDT · by bronxville · 7 replies
    The Australian ^ | August 05, 2011 | Staff
    Conservative NSW crossbench MP Fred Nile has introduced his private member's bill to abolish school ethics classes, arguing the course is based on a philosophy linked to Nazism and communism. The Christian Democratic Party MP told the upper house his bill would abolish ethics classes in public schools at the end of this school year, saying that with just 2700 students enrolled, the program had been a failure. "It's relative ethics, which is the basis of secular humanism and I believe ... this is the philosophy we saw during World War II with the Nazis and with the communists," Mr...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: HUMANISM, 09-08-10

    09/08/2010 9:30:58 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 09-08-10 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):HUMANISM Name originally given to the intellectual, literary, and scientific movements of the fourteenth century through the early sixteenth. Their aim was to base every branch of learning on the culture of classical Greek and Roman antiquity. On its pagan side, it extolled the early non-Christian writers who stressed the full development of human nature, only vaguely interested in life after death. On its Christian side, believing humanists encouraged the free use of the treasures of antiquity without compromising the truths of the Gospel. Christian humanism began with Dante (1265-1321), while pagan humanism reached its peak...
  • 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...
  • Where’s the Human in Humanism? Humanist Ads Violate...Own Humanist Standards (Attacking Christmas]

    12/02/2010 3:28:52 PM PST · by Salvation · 11 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | December 2, 2010 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Where’s the Human in Humanism? Humanist Ads Violate their Own Humanist Standards By:   Some parishioners have recently expressed distress over an Ad campaign of the American Humanist Association. Rather provocative Ads are appearing on buses and subways here in the Nation’s Capitol and I suspect elsewhere as well. As Christmas draws near, the “Humanists” have made it a practice in recent years to tweak Christians (as well as Jews and Muslims) and attempt to make the concept of faith look ridiculous. They generally do this by quoting a sacred text and interpreting it in a mechanistic, fundamentalist and literalistic  manner....