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  • Obama Nurtures His Faith Away From the Spotlight (Thou Shalt Barf Alert)

    10/19/2013 9:57:37 AM PDT · by kristinn · 67 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | Saturday, October 19, 2013 | Josh Lederman
    President Barack Obama is not an overtly religious man. He and his family rarely attend church, and he almost never elaborates in public about his own relationship to his Christian faith. But away from the public eye, advisers say, the president has carefully nurtured a sense of spirituality that has served as a grounding mechanism during turbulent times, when the obstacles to governing a deeply divided nation seem nearly insurmountable. Every year on Aug. 4, the president's birthday, Obama convenes a group of pastors by phone to receive their prayers for him for the year to come. During the most...
  • Obama: “It’s a Time to Celebrate the Birth of Christ … and Learn From His Example”

    12/24/2012 12:08:10 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 23, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    In a Christmas message to the nation delivered together with First Lady Michelle Obama, President Barack Obama said that for his family Christmas is “a time to celebrate the birth of Christ” and “learn from His example.” …… You see, the war in Iraq is over. The transition in Afghanistan is underway. After a decade of war, our heroes are coming home. And all across America, military families are reuniting. … … For my family and millions of Americans, it’s a time to celebrate the birth of Christ. To reflect on His life and learn from His example. Every year,...
  • Romney’s Mormon beliefs featured in pro-Obama ‘voter education’ brochure [Good News in VA]

    11/05/2012 4:50:41 PM PST · by markomalley · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/5/12 | Peter Wallsten
    Mitt Romney’s Mormon beliefs are featured prominently in a pro-Obama voter guide being circulated to African-American churchgoers in the all-important Hampton Roads area of battleground Virginia, the latest reminder that the Republican presidential nominee’s faith could be an under-the-radar issue for some voters. Romney would be the country’s first Mormon president, and although America’s most prominent evangelical leaders have overcome their theological concerns to enthusiastically back Romney’s candidacy, some on the left continue to see his Mormon beliefs as a possible wedge issue. The new brochure, produced by a coalition of black pastors in the Norfolk area, includes a side-by-side...
  • To some, Obama is the 'wrong' kind of Christian

    10/21/2012 5:48:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 73 replies
    CNN ^ | October 21, 2012 | By John Blake
    ...Historians may remember Obama as the nation’s first black president, but he’s also a religious pioneer. He’s not only changed people’s perception of who can be president, some scholars and pastors say, but he’s also expanding the definition of who can be a Christian by challenging the religious right’s domination of the national stage. Obama is a progressive Christian who blends the emotional fire of the African-American church, the ecumenical outlook of contemporary Protestantism, and the activism of the Social Gospel, a late 19th-century movement whose leaders faulted American churches for focusing too much on personal salvation while ignoring the...
  • Campaign launches 'People of Faith for Obama'

    09/17/2012 3:26:15 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 33 replies
    politico44 ^ | 9/17/12 | BYRON TAU
    The Obama campaign is launching a new outreach effort directed at religious voters. In a new web video uploaded to YouTube Monday, Obama made an argument for faith in the public square and talked about how it guided his presidency. "Faith isn't just a footnote in our nation's story," Obama said. "It reinforces the very essence of America." "These shared moral obligations have guided me as president,"
  • 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. …
  • Many Americans Can't Name Obama's Religion

    06/23/2012 10:26:28 AM PDT · by trekdown · 63 replies
    Gallup, Inc. ^ | June 22, 2012 | Frank Newport
    Just 34% of Americans correctly say U.S. President Barack Obama is a Christian, while 44% say they don't know Obama's religion and 11% say he is a Muslim.
  • 'God's partners in matters of life and death'

    08/20/2009 8:50:44 AM PDT · by dervish · 81 replies · 3,556+ views
    Washington Jewish Week ^ | 8/19/09 | Adam Kredo
    President Barack Obama needs some outside help pushing health care reform, and he's turning to rabbis to get it. In a morning conference call with about 1000 rabbis from across the nation, Obama asked for aid: "I am going to need your help in accomplishing necessary reform," the President told the group, according to Rabbi Jack Moline, who tweeted his way through the phoner. "We are God's partners in matters of life and death," Obama went on to say, according to Moline's real-time stream. The 15-minute morning briefing was sponsored by the Religion Action Center of Reform Judaism, and included...
  • I have a question.

    06/03/2009 10:31:49 AM PDT · by Sophia777 · 46 replies · 1,299+ views
    I spend a lot of time arguing about the fact Obama may be a Muslim, I always get this response, So what? Whats a good come back?
  • Muslims Should Stop Digging at Obama

    05/14/2009 9:42:46 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies · 713+ views
    Pakistan Observer ^ | 5/14/09 | Saeed Qureshi
    President Barack Obama who conesses to have Muslims relatives and who comes from a Muslim father has numerous times; both verbally and in writing painted Muslims with a kind and appreciative brush. He has described Muslims as nice, talented, civil and agreeable people. His resolve and decision to utter his full name with the middle name Hussein during the oath taking ceremony as president speaks for his conviction and strength of character. Perhaps he has a laudable fondness for the Muslims whom he thinks were as peace living, law abiding and hardworking people within the United States as other were....
  • Caption Obama in honor of National Day Of Prayer

    05/06/2009 1:33:01 PM PDT · by Brainhose · 21 replies · 878+ views
    Lake Titicaca | Today | Brainhose
    The Messiah did not hold a prayer meeting at the White House this year.He says he "Prays Alone" all the while he "Preys Publicly" on our wallets and family life.
  • Obama to 'dialogue' with Catholics at Notre Dame

    03/27/2009 6:45:57 AM PDT · by NYer · 97 replies · 2,146+ views
    WND ^ | March 27, 2009
    President Obama, who has made massive strides to expand abortion rights in his first few weeks in office, is looking forward to a "dialogue" with Catholics, who by church law are pro-life, when he speaks at the school's commencement this spring. The confirmation came at a news briefing today from presidential press secretary Robert Gibbs to Les Kinsolving, WND's correspondent at the White House. "What is the president's reaction to the 50,000 people already who've signed petitions joining the Catholic bishop of Fort Wayne, South Bend in objecting to his addressing the graduation and receiving an honorary degree from Notre...
  • Caption National Prayer Breakfast

    02/05/2009 10:51:18 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 45 replies · 784+ views
    President Barack Obama applauds former British Prime Minister Tony Blair as he spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009.
  • God gap: No gain for Obama with churchgoers

    11/01/2008 11:53:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies · 864+ views
    The Politico ^ | November 1, 2008 | David Paul Kuhn
    Barack Obama has courted white weekly churchgoers as avidly as any Republican-leaning bloc of voters, though it now appears his efforts may fall flat on Election Day. The Gallup Poll now shows Obama backed by 28 percent of white voters who attend church at least once a week — a group that makes up a roughly a third of all voters — which would be no improvement from the 29 percent of these voters who, according to exit polls, backed Democrats John Kerry and Al Gore in the previous two presidential election. “There has been remarkably little change among whites...
  • Yahoo Front Page: More on Obama's parents

    10/30/2008 10:02:41 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 16 replies · 1,225+ views
    Yahoo Front Page: More on Obama's parents
  • Obama's faith is widely mistaken in Kentucky (do they think he's Christian?)

    10/26/2008 8:02:26 AM PDT · by markomalley · 81 replies · 1,846+ views
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | 10/26/2008 | Jack Brammer
    FRANKFORT — Public misconception is widespread in Kentucky about Barack Obama's faith, a Herald-Leader/WKYT Kentucky Poll shows.Despite heavy national media attention about Obama's faith, more than half of likely Republican voters — 54 percent — and one of every four Democrats in the state do not know that the Democratic presidential nominee is a Christian, the poll found.The poll showed that 14 percent of likely Kentucky voters — 28 percent of Republicans, 4 percent of Democrats and 11 percent of independents — think Obama adheres to the Muslim faith."With all the media attention to the fact that Obama is...
  • 2004 Interview: Obama Talks about Jesus, Heaven and Sin June 3, 2008

    10/21/2008 8:36:06 AM PDT · by jessduntno · 54 replies · 1,886+ views
    With Barack Obama about to head into the general election, he’ll need to re-introduce himself to the American people. Many folks just don’t know that much about him. One thing we do know is that Obama is a Christian, not a Muslim. He talks about his Christian faith quite a bit but because of some of his liberal positions (read: abortion, civil unions) he’s going to need to really work hard to convince religious moderates and religious conservatives that they have common ground. In 2004, he gave an interview to Cathleen Falsani who was the religion reporter at the Chicago...
  • America's Founding Values

    08/24/2008 10:13:21 AM PDT · by Jon Rowe · 41 replies · 303+ views
    It's often said that America was founded on "Judeo-Christian" values.
  • Rich: Co-Panelists 'Pushed' O'Donnell Into Anti-Mormon Rant

    12/16/2007 3:39:33 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 31 replies · 158+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The devil made Larry do it. Don't blame Lawrence O'Donnell for his ugly anti-Mormon rant. It was really the fault of O'Donnell's fellow panelists. That's Frank Rich's take on the unseemly episode on the McLaughin Group a couple Fridays ago. Rich claims in his NY Times column of today that O'Donnell was: "pushed over the edge by his peers’ polite chatter about Mitt Romney’s sermon on 'Faith in America.'”
  • “Rhythm Method” May Kill Off More Embryos than Other Methods of Contraception

    05/25/2006 9:24:35 AM PDT · by gcruse · 148 replies · 3,305+ views
    NewsWise ^ | 24 May, 2006 | British Medical Journal
    [The rhythm method and embryonic death J Med Ethics 2006; 32: 355-6]The “rhythm method” may kill off more embryos than other contraceptive methods, such as coils, morning after pills, and oral contraceptives, suggests an article in the Journal of Medical Ethics.The method relies on abstinence during the most fertile period of a woman’s menstrual cycle. For a woman who has regular 28 day cycles, this is around days 10 to 17 of the cycle.It is the only method of birth control condoned by the Catholic Church, because it doesn’t interfere with conception, so allowing nature to take its course. It...
  • Foxman uncovers conspiracy to "Christianize" America

    11/15/2005 3:47:04 PM PST · by Stepan12 · 90 replies · 1,777+ views
    Don Feder's Cold Steel Caucus report ^ | November 15, 2005 | Don Feder
    Abraham Foxman has gone from nuisance to embarrassment to self-parody. The national leader of the Anti-Defamation League has declared war on conservative Christians. In doing so, he's not only attacking the best friends Israel and the Jewish people have, he's also repudiating Torah-based morality. At a New York meeting of the ADL's national leadership recently, Foxman experienced a near total meltdown. Groups like Focus on The Family and American Family Association are leading a full-scale assault on tolerance and diversity, Foxman foamed.As reported in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, Foxman declared: "Today we face a better financed, more sophisticated, coordinated, unified,...
  • ZOT! Carriers of the Cross

    12/12/2004 12:45:02 PM PST · by Rev_J_Schierer · 1 replies · 234+ views
    We must continue to act without compromise.
  • "Anti-Christian bias" - the five stages of religious persecution

    07/17/2004 3:09:06 PM PDT · by Polycarp IV · 66 replies · 2,140+ views
    Homiletic and Pastoral Review | June 2004 | Rev. Joseph M. Esper
    The following is a brief excerpt from the book reviews secition of the June 2004 Homiletic and Pastoral Review, page 73.The article is titledAnti-Christian BiasPERSECUTION: HOW LIBERALS ARE WAGING WAR AGAINST CHRISTIANITY. By David LimbaughExcerpt from review:Persecution might have made an even stronger and more compelling case had it compared the state of present day American society with other historical instances of a Christian nation entering a period of religious repression (e.g., Russia at the time of the Communist revolution), thereby drawing lessons that might be applicable to our own situation.For instance, many experts describe the unfolding of a religious...
  • Same-Sex 'Marriage' Issue: Senators on the High Priority Contact List (MUST BE CONTACTED!)

    07/13/2004 8:07:04 AM PDT · by thinkahead · 102 replies · 2,810+ views
    FRC.ORG ^ | July 13, 2004 | James Dobson
    Same-Sex 'Marriage' Issue: Senators on the High Priority Contact ListAs the Senate prepares to vote on an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to protect marriage, it is vital that all pro-family Americans contact their Senators in support of this necessary amendment.Below is a list of Senators that Family Research Council has deemed to be the highest priority. If your Senator is listed, please contact him or her immediately and tell them to cast a vote in support of traditional marriage during the week of July 12th.
  • Hate Speech Quandary Christians divided over amendment that seeks to protect gays.

    06/09/2004 1:43:31 PM PDT · by missyme · 21 replies · 293+ views
    Christianity Today ^ | June 9th, 2004 | Carol Lowes
    After years of contentious debate, the Canadian government has made it a crime to spread hate propaganda against sexual orientation. While united in opposing hate speech against any group, Canadian Christians are divided over the import of the amendment. On April 28, senators voted 59-11 to pass Bill C-250, which adds sexual orientation to a law that makes it illegal to incite hatred against identifiable groups based on color, race, religion, and ethnicity. Bill C-250 amends subsections 318 and 319 of Canada's Criminal Code. They prohibit (1) "advocating genocide"; (2) "public incitement of hatred"; and (3) "willful promotion of hatred."...
  • Hollywood Elite Help Pro-Abortion Group's TV Ad Campaign

    04/14/2003 10:18:57 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 62 replies · 436+ views
    Hollywood, CA — The pro-abortion Feminist Majority Foundation on Monday launched its nationwide "Never Go Back" campaign, which aims to keep abortion legal in the United States. And it's receiving help from several of Hollywood's elite actresses and musicians. Katherine Spillar, executive vice president of the abortion advocacy group who spoke at the campaign launch, said that the Supreme Court could have vacancies as soon as this summer, and those vacancies could threaten Roe v. Wade. Spillar emphasized the importance of Senate leadership — especially pro-abortion Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD) — in questioning all of President Bush's judicial...
  • NWO religion: get ordained on-line

    10/13/2002 4:35:02 PM PDT · by rocknotsand · 7 replies · 371+ views ^ | 10 2002 | Humanists
    It's simple. It's easy. It's free. It is our policy to promote absolute freedom of religion, consequently we believe any one who desires to become a ordained member of the Spiritual Humanist Clergy should be able to do so with the least difficulty possible. You can be ordained right now for absolutely no fees or charges. Ordination is for life, with no hidden fees or costs. Local laws governing religion and clergy vary widely so check with state, country, and provincial authorities before performing ceremonies like marriages, etc. Please be sure to enter your email address so you can...
  • Taslima Nasrin and the Struggle Against Religious Fundamentalism (ex-Muslim Feminist)

    07/02/2002 6:41:46 AM PDT · by Salman · 3 replies · 207+ views
    ISIS: Tell us something of your background? TN: I was born in a middle class Muslim family, in a small town called Myonenningh in a northern part of Bangladesh in 1962. My father is a qualified physician; my mother is a housewife. I have two elder brothers and one younger sister. All of them received a liberal education in schools and colleges. I studied in a medical college and qualified myself as a medical graduate. ISIS: When did you start writing? TN: I have been writing poetry since 1975. My first poetry book was published in 1986. Since 1989 I...