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  • A New Evangelizing Foreign Policy

    07/04/2014 4:31:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 4, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    In the George W. Bush years, liberals were routinely shocked and awed that the Bush administration would obliterate their sacred wall of separation between church and state. They frowned on federal faith-based initiatives and worried about the bureaucracy being invaded by frightening people with college degrees from Christian schools like Liberty University, Regent University or Catholic University. Government was no place to be spreading a dangerous Christian majoritarianism with a swaggering certitude that wouldn't tolerate opposing views and respect minority opinions. The media presented the Bushies as -- to quote a slur from NBC anchor Brian Williams -- "anti-gay, pro-Jesus...
  • How the KKK Got Its Way on Separation of Church and State

    12/19/2013 3:44:19 PM PST · by NYer · 24 replies
    Acton Institute ^ | December 19, 2013 | JOE CARTER
    The phrase “Separation of Church and State” is not in the language of the First Amendment, and the concept was not favored by any influential framer at the time the Bill of Rights was drafted. So how did it become part of the jurisprudence surrounding the First Amendment?As Jim Lindgren, a law professor at Northwestern, explains, the Ku Klux Klan had something to do with it . . . 7. The first mainstream figures to favor separation after the first amendment was adopted were Jefferson supporters in the 1800 election, who were trying to silence Northern clergy critical of the...
  • REPORT: Barack and Michelle 'Sleeping in Separate Bedrooms'- 'Smart $ has the Marriage Doomed'

    12/28/2013 3:22:44 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 134 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 28 December 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    '...with his public approval rating plummeting after  the disastrous roll­out of his 'Obamacare' health plan...  now he’s walked smack into the worst marital crisis of his life' Reports in the tabloid National Enquirer (don't laugh- they broke the John Edwards story when the candidate himself dismissed it as 'made-up' and most everybody else thought it too crazy to be true) have President Obama and his beard wife basically separated and no longer sharing the presidential bed these days. With the last straw being his flirting with the blondie Danish PM at Nelson Mandela's wake, 'inside sources' also had her locking him...
  • Still-married Al Sharpton's new gal pal his latest suitor since 2004 separation from wife

    07/18/2013 4:21:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 47 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 7/17/13 | Jennifer Fermino
    **SNIP** Neighbors at the low-rise apartment complex where she lives in tony Mamaroneck, Westchester County, said the glamorous mom moved in a couple of months ago with a teenage daughter. “She’s a nice person. I usually see her in the morning with her teenage daughter,” one neighbor said. At night, she’s often spotted with Sharpton at the Grand Havana Room on Fifth Ave., an uber-exclusive, member’s only cigar bar whose regulars include Alec Baldwin, former Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Donald Trump’s kids — Ivanka, Eric and Donald Jr. McShaw “always eats” at the bar, a source said, but Sharpton —...
  • FReeper Advice on Divorce

    07/12/2013 11:42:18 PM PDT · by wac3rd · 160 replies
    wac3rd ^ | 07-12-13 | wac3rd
    I want some advice as to any FReepers who have gone through a divorce. We have good jobs, good health (I'm a little overweight - 245 lbs and 6'4") and two young kids, 6 and 2. There is just no feeling there anymore, we just resent each other and there is no love or passion. We sleep apart, don't do date night and our social lives, other than family and kid/school/sports activities are apart. I tried to get her to church, she isn't super religious, but spiritual (good person). I live in the suburbs on San Francisco and feel really...
  • Time to consider separation, divorce: ... principled Americans must insulate selves from judgment

    11/14/2012 5:32:36 PM PST · by Perseverando · 24 replies
    WND ^ | November 13, 2012 | Joseph Farah
    Divorce is an ugly word. For devout Christians and Jews, it’s a particularly unthinkable term. The Bible strictly discourages it, even forbids it, except in the most exceptional circumstances. But for Americans faithful to the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and the heritage of sacrifice and liberty that set apart this country from the rest of the world, it’s time to consider separation and divorce from those who have committed adultery. The election of 2012 provides more stark evidence that we are not really one country, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. We are already two peoples – those...
  • Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman separate after 30 years of marriage

    10/08/2012 9:37:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/08/2012
    Is nothing sacred? One of Hollywood's longest running -- and most admired -- couples has thrown in the towel. Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman, married for 30 years, have separated. DeVito's rep, Stan Rosenfeld, confirmed to FOX411 that the pair, who have three grown children, are going their separate ways.
  • Europe’s Richer Regions Want Out

    10/06/2012 1:51:04 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 86 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 6, 2012 | STEVEN ERLANGER
    CATALONIA may be the catalyst for a renewed wave of separatism in the European Union, with Scotland and Flanders not far behind. The great paradox of the European Union, which is built on the concept of shared sovereignty, is that it lowers the stakes for regions to push for independence. While a post-national European Union may be emerging out of the euro zone crisis, with a drive for more fiscal union and more centralized control over national budgets and banks, the crisis has accelerated calls for independence from member countries’ richer regions, angry at having to finance poorer neighbors. Artur...
  • Senior Dog, Senior Owner: Saying Goodbye

    02/29/2012 10:45:05 AM PST · by stillafreemind · 50 replies · 2+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Feb. 29th, 2012 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Sometimes the sweetest blessings in life can be the the bitterest pills to swallow. That's how it is with an aging dog. If both the dog and owner are aged, it becomes a concern when it's time to put the dog to sleep. I thought putting my own dog down was hard. I found out that putting my Mom's beloved Molly to sleep was a hundred times worse.
  • Secular Theocracy: The Foundations and Folly of Modern Tyranny, Part 1

    01/14/2012 3:56:33 PM PST · by DBCJR · 3 replies
    The Beacon ^ | Monday December 19, 2011 at 7:29 PM PST | By David Theroux
    We live in an increasingly secularized world of massive and pervasive nation states in which traditional religion, especially Christianity, is ruled unwelcome and even a real danger on the basis of a purported history of intolerance and “religious violence.” This is found in most all “public” domains, including the institutions of education, business, government, welfare, transportation, parks and recreation, science, art, foreign affairs, economics, entertainment, and the media. A secularized public square policed by government is viewed as providing a neutral, rational, free, and safe domain that keeps the “irrational” forces of religion from creating conflict and darkness. And we...
  • Israel: Heart of the World

    09/22/2011 3:38:53 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 24 replies
    "See I have given before you today life and good and death and bad." (From this week's Torah portion, Netzvim, Deuteronomy 30:15) Don't we know that life is good and death is bad? Not really. Our natural will is to stop living and to merely exist. In other words, to stop working and to just be passive; to shed responsibility. To live, we must preserve a state of separation or differentiation. The world was created in a process that separated light from darkness, heaven from earth and land from water. A living organism lives in the same way: it is...
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver announce separation

    05/09/2011 8:25:20 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 96 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 9, 2011 | Mark Z. Barabak
    Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife, Maria Shriver, have separated, with Shriver moving out of their Brentwood mansion while the two determine the next step in their 25-year marriage. Shriver has been residing apart from the actor-turned-politician for the last few weeks. The former first couple confirmed the separation in a joint statement released Monday after questions were raised by The Times. "This has been a time of great personal and professional transition for each of us," the statement read. "After a great deal of thought, reflection, discussion and prayer, we came to this decision together. At this time,...
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger and wife Maria Shriver separate after 25 years of marriage

    05/09/2011 9:26:14 PM PDT · by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage · 72 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5-10-2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife Maria Shriver have announced they are separating after 25 years of marriage. In a shock announcement the couple, who have four children together, released a joint statement saying they were living apart while they 'worked on the future' of their marriage. Shriver helped bolster Schwarzenegger's campaign eight years ago to become California Governor. She stood by the Terminator actor at the time amid claims he groped a string of women during his movie career. The Los Angeles Times broke the story late on Monday night saying that Shriver is 'moving out of their Brentwood mansion...
  • Born Again in the U.S.A. The Enduring Power of American Evangelicalism

    04/04/2011 5:55:47 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 46 replies
    Council on Foreign Relations ^ | September/October 2009 | Timothy Samuel Shah
    In international politics, religion has been the elephant in the room for most of the modern age. And in recent years, it has only grown larger and louder. And in recent years, it has only grown larger and louder. The authors of God Is Back are an exception. They admit that religion is here to stay and seek to find out what it is really all about... In the twentieth century, a worldwide march of the Jacobins' heirs attempted to get rid of God once and for all.... The revolutionaries who founded the American republic respected God without patronizing him....
  • Regarding The Black Tea Party

    01/22/2011 3:29:27 AM PST · by Scanian · 31 replies
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | January 21, 2011 | Lloyd Marcus
    Since their national debut on the Hannity Show, I have been swamped with patriots wanting to know my opinion of the Black Tea Party. Some are offended by blacks separating themselves. From my understanding, these black patriots are not separating themselves. They are simply hosting tea parties in urban areas. I say, "Right on!" There is a saying, "The enemy of my enemy is my friend". In principle, I would prefer not to have a "black" tea party, Republican club, etc. However, there is a catastrophically destructive vicious fire breathing dragon wreaking havoc across America named Obama-zilla. Daily, Obama-zilla is...
  • 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...
  • HALLOWEEN: VIOLATION OF SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE?

    10/27/2010 12:52:35 AM PDT · by Keli Kilohana · 8 replies
    The Dominion-Post ^ | 10/27/10 | Pastor Terry Hagedorn
    I am not against children having fun or getting candy; however, why isn’t Halloween a violation of the so-called “separation of church and state?” If someone argues that the children in public schools are oblivious to the religious significance (to Christians, Wiccans and Satanists) of Halloween and are just having fun, then why can’t the same be argued for children participating in a Christmas or Easter party? If the names Christmas and Easter had to be changed to winter break and spring break, then why shouldn’t all references to Halloween also be changed to fall festival — or some other...
  • "Establishment Clause" Deciphered

    10/20/2010 11:12:00 AM PDT · by Gargantua · 9 replies
    Stop The ACLU ^ | April 19, 2010 | Anthony James
    America was created by our Founding Fathers, a group of strikingly intelligent men. As they wrestled with the leviathan task of penning the documents that would lay the foundation for a sovereign constitutional republic, they used their brilliant minds to write as concisely, as clearly, and as succinctly as they could. Proof of this can be found in the relative brevity of our Constitution. That a document so comparatively short could contain such previously unimaginable gravitas as to guide what would become the greatest, most prosperous nation on the face of Earth for more than two centuries surely proves their...
  • Who is Hiding Behind Jefferson's "Wall"?

    10/19/2010 5:47:30 PM PDT · by BuddhaBrown · 33 replies · 3+ views
    Me | 10/19/2010 | BuddhaBrown
    Who's Hiding Behind Jefferson's "Wall"? Certainly NOT God! Many folks misapply the "wall" quote from Thomas Jefferson. Some seem to suggest that Jefferson favored a situation similar to what we find ourselves in today. Federal judicial tyranny. (Yes, charging "tyranny" sounds provocative today. But I still agree with Tom on that assessment.) Eliminating mentions of God from every level and function of government and in the public square generally is NOT at all what Jefferson was talking about when he made the "wall of separation" comment. While some might be agenda driven, many make the mistaken claims out of simple...
  • Calif. Principal Disciplined for Endorsing Prayer Breakfast

    10/16/2010 12:21:25 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 79 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | Sat, Oct. 16 2010 | Stephanie Samuel
    A California elementary school principal given disciplinary action for appearing in a promotional for a teachers prayer breakfast is suing, claiming he did “absolutely nothing wrong,” lawyers said. Craig Richter, principal of FootHill School and a Christian, appeared in a short video promoting the Santa Barbara Community Prayer Breakfast, which was organized to honor educators. A member of his school district, Goleta Union, viewed the video on Youtube and the district later deemed that Richter had violated the separation of church and state, threatened to end his contract and placed him on a disciplinary performance plan. “The district’s contention that...
  • Arquette: I'm not the one who asked to separate (David Arquette and Courteney Cox)

    10/14/2010 4:44:02 AM PDT · by tlb · 17 replies
    cnn ^ | October 12th, 2010 | Staff
    Right on the heels of the announcement that David Arquette and wife Courteney Cox are in the midst of a trial separation after 11 years of marriage, Arquette decided to call in to Howard Stern’s. Arquette, 39, told Stern of Cox, 46. “She’s the greatest woman I’ve ever met. I’m not the one who called this separation.” Arquette went on to explain that Cox gave him a motorcycle after their 11th wedding anniversary and told him, “I don’t want to be your mother anymore.” When the couple headed to Ann Arbor, Michigan to film “Scream 4,” Arquette said he was...
  • Green Party Attacks SSPX in Bundestag

    10/13/2010 3:28:56 AM PDT · by 0beron · 28 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 10/12/2010 | Tancred
    It's right on time that the German Bundestag takes up the battle against the Society of St. Pius X using the tried and true methods of before. [kreuz.net] The faction of the German Melon-Party 'Greens' have brought a 'modest proposal' to the Bundestag. This was reported by 'German Bundestages'. The 'green' Antichristians would like to bring to disclosure, if the German government would acknowledge the application of "extremist views of the Society of Pius X". The Society of St. Pius X is an internationally active organization of traditional believers. The 'Greens' would like to portray them as Anti-German enemies of...
  • State Dept. Pressed for Imam Book Explanation

    09/03/2010 3:28:53 PM PDT · by opentalk · 17 replies
    Human Events ^ | 9/2/2010 | Emily Miller
    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee wants the State Department to explain its use of taxpayer funds to purchase and distribute Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf’s book What’s Right With Islam. “Certainly Senate Foreign Relations Committee members will want some briefing from the State Department,” Andy Fisher, the spokesman for Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.), the ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations told HUMAN EVENTS. Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass), the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, had no immediate reaction to the controversy. On the House side, Rep. Ilena Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), ranking Republican on the Foreign Affairs Committee, is “looking into...
  • US spends $$$ for PRIEST'S Greek visit with Orthodox Leaders (Pelosi Investigates Church Critics)

    08/19/2010 11:57:03 AM PDT · by xzins
    Personal and Bloggers ^ | 19 Aug 10 | Xzins
    First, My apologies, Mod. I couldn't help myself. If this were turned around, everyone from the ACLU to the Alphabet networks would be screaming bloody murder. They are paying a the leader of a theocratic belief system to go interface with his kind. If they were paying a religious leader to go deal with religious leaders, holy hell would break out.
  • Religion in the Original 13 Colonies

    08/18/2010 11:22:30 AM PDT · by ml/nj · 43 replies
    By the year 1702 all 13 American colonies had some form of state-supported religion. This support varied from tax benefits to religious requirements for voting or serving in the legislature. Below are excerpts from colonial era founding documents citing these religious references. Most instances of state-supported religion were removed before 1850, and the remaining requirements became null and void after the passing of the 14th Amendment on July 28, 1868. New Hampshire and North Carolina removed the nullified religious references from their state constitutions in 1875 and 1877 respectively. [Much more at the linked site]
  • 12% See Secession Attempt as Very Likely in Next 25 Years Or So

    06/25/2010 1:17:00 PM PDT · by LTCJ · 92 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 22 June 2010 | Rasmussen Reports
    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 28% of Adults believe it is at least somewhat likely that some states will try to leave the United States and form an independent country over the next 25 years or so.
  • Al and Tipper Gore separating after 40 years of marriage

    06/01/2010 3:15:34 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 23 replies · 793+ views
    ... "We ask for respect for our privacy and that of our family, and we do not intend to comment further." Gore's spokeswoman later confirmed the validity of the e-mail.... The news stunned many political watchers -- the duo's mutually affectionate manner on the campaign trail did much to enliven Al Gore's stuffy image -- but also good friends. "I'm shocked -- beyond shocked," said Chris Downey, a close friend for many years who said she spoke to Tipper last week. "This is the least likely course of events I could imagine." ... The Los Angeles Times reported last month...
  • Former Vice President Al Gore to separate from wife Tipper after 40 years of marriage

    06/01/2010 3:00:01 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 17 replies · 561+ views
    AP ^ | 11:16 am, June 1st, 2010 | ERIK SCHELZIG
    <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Vice President Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, are separating after 40 years of marriage.</p>
  • Ex-US Vice President Al Gore to split from wife Tipper

    06/01/2010 12:54:09 PM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 40 replies · 1,008+ views
    BBC ^ | June 2010 18:38 UK
    Former US Vice President Al Gore and his wife Tipper are separating after 40 years of marriage. The 2000 Democratic presidential candidate and his wife cited "a mutual and mutually supportive decision", in an email to friends. Mr Gore, Bill Clinton's vice president, won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his work on climate change. Mrs Gore is a longtime advocate on mental health issues. The couple married in May 1970. Ask for privacy The couple, who were both born in the Washington area and met there, have been living in Tennessee. They have
  • Virginia Lawmakers Say "No" To Health Care Reform (First in the Nation)

    03/11/2010 11:55:55 PM PST · by JustPiper · 241 replies · 6,716+ views
    Delegates Say They Want to Send a Strong Message to White House RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia's General Assembly is the first in the nation to approve legislation that bucks any attempt by President Barack Obama and Congress to implement the national health care overhaul in states like Virginia...
  • No Separation Anxiety

    01/28/2010 11:17:25 AM PST · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 3 replies · 162+ views
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | January 28, 2010 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    What is interesting are the emails I get from my American readers, particularly from the Pacific Northwest and Texas. It seems the thirst to escape living under a big government, socialist system extends beyond international borders. Without fail every article receives at least one "...let's both separate and join together", referring to Alberta and whichever state they live in.
  • Woods and wife 'to separate after Christmas'

    12/13/2009 12:49:08 PM PST · by myknowledge · 78 replies · 3,418+ views
    Nine News ^ | December 14, 2009 | Ninemsn staff
    Tiger Woods' wife Elin will separate from the golfing superstar after Christmas, a UK tabloid has claimed. Quoting an unnamed close friend of Elin, the News of the World newspaper said the 29-year-old former Swedish model plans to return to Sweden and was in talks with divorce lawyers. But she would spend Christmas with her golfing husband for the sake of their two children, it was reported. "In the short-term they'll act like any other loving couple," the newspaper quoted the friend as saying. "Elin won't break it all up right away. But she does need some time alone to...
  • Separation of Church and State?

    11/10/2009 6:03:09 PM PST · by jafojeffsurf · 16 replies · 768+ views
    Vanity, Many of you have some good comments and different perspectives. I would like to get a few of you, if you have time, to leave a comment or two on our blog about Separation of Church and State. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; 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 1st Amendment from our Constitution and the section of this I wish to...
  • Surrender, Genocide… or What?

    10/31/2009 5:36:52 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 18 replies · 1,173+ views
    A few months ago, I wrote “The Danish Civil War”, a fictional scenario which served to structure a consideration of various issues relating to the rise of Islam in Europe and the likely consequences thereof. The essay finished with the conclusion that Islam constituted an existential threat to the survival of European civilization, and that Islam’s influence on Europe therefore needed to be eliminated. It further concluded that, logically speaking, the various ways of achieving this goal could be broadly subdivided into three categories: 1) inducing Muslims to leave of their own free will, 2) mass deportations, and 3) genocide....
  • Does God Expect Me to Stay Married to a Jerk?

    09/22/2009 7:29:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 156 replies · 3,396+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 9/22/2009 | S. Michael Craven
    Years ago, a family therapist was asked, “What are the top three causes of divorce?” to which he replied, “Selfishness, selfishness, selfishness!” Of course this is an oversimplification of the varied and many contributing factors to divorce but there is an element of truth in this statement that permeates each. At the core of all that ails the human race is selfishness: this innate love of self-self-worship-or pride. We alienate ourselves from one another when we elevate our desires, our opinions, and our feelings above others. We cheat and steal because we want, we lie and deceive because we give...
  • The Spitzer corollary

    06/27/2009 12:19:28 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 18 replies · 603+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | June 27, 2009 | Editorial
    On March 13, 2008, we had this to say when then-New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, a Democrat, resigned after getting caught patronizing high-priced prostitutes: His fall "reminds voters that politicians comprise the last class of people worthy of the deification they are afforded. ... Mr. Spitzer's downfall underscores how politicians care less about public service than getting elected and re-elected, and amassing power with all its corrupting influences. It shows how the incessant flattery of journalists and regal treatment of subordinates creates egomaniacs who believe themselves entitled to special treatment and exempt from everyday laws. Most of all, it emphasizes...
  • U.S. Constitution to Feds: "Hands Off Religion" - ALAN KEYES

    02/11/2009 11:06:21 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 19 replies · 940+ views
    America's Independent Party ^ | February 11, 2009 | Alan Keyes
    In writing about Obama's pietism I pointed out that "The self-worshiping American power elite that Obama represents has promoted a false understanding of the proper relationship between piety and politics based on the shibboleth of separation." Why do I call the assertion that the U.S. Constitution requires separation of Church and state false? The phrase "separation of church and state" occurs nowhere in the Constitution of the United States. The false understanding promoted under the idea of separation distracts from the more accurate concept of religious freedom actually set forth in the Constitution. The first amendment simply makes it clear...
  • It's Official: Sheldon Johnston Resigns

    01/05/2009 12:38:34 PM PST · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 408+ views
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | January 5, 2009 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    Today I received a message from WBTA V.P. Daniel Doherty which should put the issue to rest. Doherty confirmed that the WBTA has received correspondence from Johnston in which he officially resigned his position.
  • Driver's Seat Open

    01/02/2009 1:03:32 PM PST · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 213+ views
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | January 2, 2009 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    Back then, the issues were the usual suspects: the flawed multi-cultural policy that has exposed gaps in our national security, forced English/French bilingualism, the national attitudes towards the West (Lesson One: stereotyping an Albertan on the CBC is comedy, stereotyping a French Quebecer is racism. Test to follow).....
  • The Neo-Separatists

    12/13/2008 2:22:46 PM PST · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 17 replies · 1,208+ views
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | December 13, 2008 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    Once thought of as a fringe movement populated mostly by the far rightwing and the over 50 crowd, those Albertans who now publicly support the idea of independence in the face of yet another Eastern hijacking of national power – and an unmistakable rejection of Albertan and Western Canadian values – are from every background, race, religion, and financial spectrum.
  • Founders' Quotes - Separation of Powers

    06/17/2008 6:06:29 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 13 replies · 1,650+ views
    The Federalist Papers ^ | 2/1/1788 | James Madison
    As the partisan Legislative branch seeks to invade the inner offices of the Executive, a review of the separation of powers issue is timely: “The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, selfappointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny. Were the federal Constitution, therefore, really chargeable with the accumulation of power, or with a mixture of powers, having a dangerous tendency to such an accumulation, no further arguments would be necessary to inspire a universal reprobation of the system. I...
  • Mayors Want To Turn Florida Into Two States

    05/06/2008 11:42:12 AM PDT · by RepublitarianRoger2 · 85 replies · 290+ views
    CBS4.com ^ | 5/6/2008 | CBS4
    The City of North Lauderdale is taking a tough stance on home rule, and because of this they are spearheading an effort to split Florida into two states. They have passed a resolution, asking that a boundary line to split South Florida from the rest of the state be drawn at the Palm Beach County line. They're taking it so seriously that they want counties in South Florida, such as Miami-Dade, Broward, and Monroe to join in supporting them. CBS4 viewers responded enthusiastically, and often humorously, when asked to submit a motto for the new state of South Florida.
  • Pope: America Needs To Be a Land of Hope for All

    04/17/2008 2:32:31 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 26 replies · 141+ views
    Yahoo / AP ^ | 04/17/2008 | EagleUSA
    WASHINGTON - Pope Benedict XVI presided over a Mass celebrated in 10 languages Thursday, calling the United States a land of opportunity and hope but decrying that the nation's promise has been left unfulfilled for some. At the first public Mass of his U.S. pilgrimage, Benedict mixed praise for the American experience with an effort to touch consciences, something he has been doing since the start of his trip on Tuesday. More than 45,000 people filled Nationals Park on a clear spring day, as the pope, wearing scarlet vestments, led the service from an altar erected in centerfield of the...
  • If Osama's Only 6 Degrees Away, Why Can't We Find Him?

    02/08/2008 8:36:06 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 6 replies · 217+ views
    Discover Magazine ^ | 01.28.2008 | Elizabeth DeVita–Raebu
    The famous 6 degrees of separation theory fades under scrutiny. It’s rare for a sociological study to wind up a part of pop culture, but that’s what has happened to Stanley Milgram’s “small world” study, which posits that all of the people on the planet are connected to one another through an average of six acquaintances—or through six degrees of separation. The first popular use of Milgram’s study was the John Guare play Six Degrees of Separation, which was later made into a movie. Then came the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon game, created by college students, in which players...
  • Separation of Church and State

    12/09/2007 1:49:03 PM PST · by Kasi · 4 replies · 160+ views
    9 Dec 07 | Kasi
    There is NO separation of Church and State, for by the very signatures upon the Declaration of Independence and Constitution, worded to affirm the guidance, blessings and protection of our God/Creator upon our nation, the founders and early state acknowledged recognition of church [religion] for all the people and the state. If the signers were for "separation" they would have re-wrote both documents to eliminate all references to God/Creator. Affixing their signatures without prejudice and bias to God/Creator upon the very foundational documents of this country, the collaborative influence of church upon the state was sanctified. Also, references to God/Creator...
  • Time Magazine Rethinks Scripture on Divorce, Separation and Remarriage

    11/07/2007 9:51:15 AM PST · by NYer · 17 replies · 601+ views
    American Papist ^ | November 6, 2007 | Thomas Peters
    The fact-pattern: Christianity Today publishes an article entitled "When to Separate What God has Joined: A Closer Reading on the Bible on Divorce" which attempted to revise the biblical teaching on these questions so that it could be reconciled to the modern prevalence of divorce in secular societies well as Evangelical circles. David Van Biema covers the story for Time magazine, and it has become one of the most popular articles being read on the Internet. My take: A false assumption plagues this piece from the outset (all underlining mine): Last month, the cover story of the monthly Christianity...
  • Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch sued by Atheists and Agnostics

    09/20/2007 8:25:00 PM PDT · by LinnKeyes2000 · 15 replies · 249+ views
    NewYorkTimes ^ | 9/20/2007 | Greg Happel
    North Dakota Is Sued in Church-State Case By NEELA BANERJEE Published: June 21, 2007 A group that advocates strict separation of church and state has sued North Dakota to bar public financing of an association that provides therapeutic and rehabilitative services for troubled youth by steeping them in Christian teachings, Bible readings, religious services and rituals. The complaint was brought Tuesday in a federal court in North Dakota by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, acting on behalf of three of the state’s taxpayers. It is the most recent in a spate of legal challenges to public financing of religion-based programs.
  • Should God go to the ballgame?

    08/18/2007 1:28:34 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 105 replies · 1,643+ views
    LA Times ^ | August 18, 2007 | Tom Krattenmaker
    On Sunday, Christian baseball fans will stream into Dodger Stadium for what is becoming more common fare at professional ballparks across the country -- "faith day." Following the Dodgers vs. Rockies game, fans with special tickets will gather in a corner of the parking lot for a concert by the Christian rock band Hawk Nelson, an appearance by characters from the "Veggie Tales" Christian television program and testimonials by several devout Dodgers. The purpose, according to event organizer Brent High, is to promote the Gospel of Jesus. ...Critics of the Christianizing of pro sports -- including interfaith groups, Jewish leaders...
  • The missing chapter on church & state separation; John Bingham's true 14th Amendment

    This post is a follow up to the previous post, the lowdown about church & state separation. The following essay goes into more detail about the Supreme Court's scandalous interpretation of the religious aspects of the 14th Amendment. I will start this discussion of the folly of politically correct interpretations of the 14th A. by reluctantly agreeing with the main reason that I believe that atheists and secularists cheerlead the Supreme Court's perverted, 10th A.-ignoring interpretations of the establishment clause and the religious aspects of the 14th Amendment. The problem is that it's hard to find judges that interpret religion-related...
  • Why Fathers Leave

    06/16/2007 10:32:12 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 11 replies · 808+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | June 16, 2007 | Rev. Jesse Lee Perterson
    One in three American children live in fatherless homes. One out of three. This is a national disaster. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Justice, Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Census Bureau: 63 percent of all youth suicides; 71 percent of pregnant teenagers; 85 percent of all youth in prisons; 90 percent of all homeless and runaway children; and 71 percent of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes. Those sobering numbers represent the "what" of fatherless homes. Perhaps you have heard some of these numbers before. But what you...