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  • Catholic leaders press GOP to heed pope on climate, poor

    07/02/2015 1:10:43 PM PDT · by familyop · 44 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 2, 2015 | Rachel Zoll, Thomas Beaumont
    The vocal pivot from such traditional social issues marks the first time U.S. Catholic bishops have publicly asked those seeking the White House to heed the admonitions of Francis' June encyclical, said Bishop Richard Pates of Des Moines. In Francis' major teaching document, the leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics called for a "sweeping revolution" to correct a "structurally perverse" economic system that allows the rich to exploit the poor and has turned the Earth into an "immense pile of filth."
  • How Islam Got its American Privileges

    06/10/2015 4:50:47 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/10/15 | Daniel Greenfield
    Islam is a privileged religion. And there’s a word for that. Theocracy. What is Islam? The obvious dictionary definition answer is that it’s a religion, but legally speaking it actually enjoys all of the advantages of race, religion and culture with none of the disadvantages. Islam is a religion when mandating that employers accommodate the hijab, but when it comes time to bring it into the schools, places that are legally hostile to religion, American students are taught about Islam, visit mosques and even wear burkas and recite Islamic prayers to learn about another culture. Criticism of Islam is denounced...
  • Kerry Blasts Government's Critics for Undermining Prosperity [semi-satire]

    04/25/2015 10:02:00 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 April 2015 | John Semmens
    Speaking Tuesday at the 45th Annual Washington Conference of the Council of the Americas, Secretary of State John Kerry blamed the Obama Administration's critics for undermining the country's economy. "Countries are far more likely to advance economically and socially when citizens have faith in their governments and are able to rely on them for justice and equal treatment under the law," Kerry maintained. "Yet, day-after-day President Obama faces a raft of criticism of his policies from the likes of Senator Cruz, Governor Walker, and others. These criticisms are destroying people's faith in the government." Kerry cited a recent Pew Research...
  • First Muslim College in US to Gain Accreditation

    03/12/2015 7:16:16 AM PDT · by PROCON · 25 replies
    breitbart ^ | March 11, 2015 | William Bigelow
    The Western Association of Schools and Colleges has bestowed “initial accreditation” on Zaytuna College, a Muslim institution in Berkeley, California, making it the first accredited Muslim college in the nation. The association will permit the college to offer an accredited “Bachelor of Arts in Islamic Law and Theology,” according to the College Fix. The president of Zaytuna College, Hamza Yusuf, celebrated the Western Association’s decision, writing on the college’s website: Five years ago, we introduced an undergraduate liberal arts program inspired by the idea of restoring the holistic education that had been offered in the great teaching centers of Islamic...
  • When the Constitution “Hangs by a Thread”–The White Horse Prophecy in Modern Mormonism[Mitt Motive?]

    01/09/2015 10:41:17 PM PST · by Colofornian · 16 replies
    Check out this 2-part Viewpoint on Mormonism podcast series originally airing in October 2012 by clicking on the following links: Part 1 Part 2When the Constitution “Hangs by a Thread” – The White Horse Prophecy in Modern MormonismFollowing the Mormon expulsion from Missouri in 1838, Joseph Smith made a trip to Washington, D.C. “to present to the National Congress the petition of the Saints for a redress of their grievances, suffered in Missouri” (History of the Church 4:xxvi). Arriving in November 1839, Smith met with several powerful politicians of that day, including President Martin Van Buren, and left Washington in...
  • Saudi religious leader OKs rape of children

    01/05/2015 4:09:02 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 19 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 1/3/2015 | F. Michael Maloof
    WASHINGTON – Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti, Sheikh Abdulaziz Al al-Sheikh, the kingdom’s top religious authority in the ultra-conservative Wahhabi school of Sunni Islam, has ruled it’s acceptable for men to marry girls so young the West would deem it nothing short of pedophilia and rape. Despite the Saudi justice ministry’s failed efforts to date to set 15 as a minimum age to marry a girl in the kingdom, Grand Mufti Abdulaziz declared there is nothing prohibiting Muslim men from marrying girls even younger. As Grand Mufti, Abdulaziz is president of the Supreme Council of Ulema (Islamic scholars) and chairman of...
  • India Hindu group to press ahead on conversions of Christians & Muslims in challenge to PM Modi

    12/24/2014 10:20:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/24/2014
    The head of India's most powerful Hindu group vowed to press ahead with a campaign to convert Muslims and Christians to Hinduism, stoking a sensitive debate that has stalled parliament and threatened the prime minister's economic reform agenda. Mohan Bhagwat of the right-wing Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh, which is also the ideological wing of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party, said India was a "Hindu nation" where many Hindus had been forcibly converted to other religions. "We will bring back those who have lost their way. They did not go on their own," Bhagwat said in a speech late on Saturday. "They...
  • A Christian Nation, Not a Theocracy

    11/24/2014 2:29:15 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/24/14 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    When a nation is not virtuous, and turns its back on God, the people of that country finds that liberty is elusive Last Tuesday Night, at the end of the discussion during the Corona Constitution Class, I gave the folks an assignment. Read the Declaration of Independence, and notice how the grievances the colonists had with the British government are similar to the grievances many Americans have with today’s federal government. One of the students sent me an email as he began to read. He stated that as he began to read the Declaration of Independence, he came across Chuck...
  • Kerry: We Must 'Put Real Islam Out There'

    09/16/2014 6:29:35 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 53 replies
    Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that to counter the ideology of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and its claim of a "religious foundation" for its actions, part of the strategy of the international coalition he is attempting to assemble must be to "begin to put real Islam out there." Kerry, in Paris for talks with various world leaders to build that coalition, further said that all of the Arab leaders he had spoken with earlier concurred about their focus on "real Islam and how important the Friday sermons are." The secretary of state recently...
  • We are a corporate theocracy now: The Christian right seeks cultural and political domination

    07/04/2014 12:31:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Salon ^ | July 3, 2014 | C.J. Werleman
    Christian right's plan is simple: Dominate courts, state legislatures, and push their twisted morality on all of us. “If fascism comes to America, it will not be identified with any “shirt” movement, nor with an “insignia,” but it will probably be “wrapped up in the flag and heralded as a plea for liberty and preservation of the constitution,” wrote in a 1936 issue of The Christian Century. Nobel Laureate recipient Sinclair Lewis put it even more succinctly when he warned, “It [fascism] would come wrapped in the flag and whistling the Star Spangled Banner.” No one who has followed the...
  • All You Need to Know About ISIS and What is Happening in Iraq

    06/29/2014 2:45:18 PM PDT · by lbryce · 29 replies
    Russia Today ^ | June 29, 2014 | Staff
    As ISIS, a group thought to consist of only a few thousand people led by a shadowy figurehead, defeats forces many times its size to capture a large part of Iraq, RT looks into what is ISIS, and how has it achieved its terrifying triumphs. Follow RT's LIVE UPDATES on ISIS offensive in Iraq So, what is ISIS? And is it even ISIS, or is it ISIL? The world’s most committed and fanatical radical organization has only recently gone by its current name, after the unrecognized Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) was proclaimed in April last year. Al-Sham...
  • Pres. Obama to ObamaCare comrades: “The work you’re doing is God’s work.” [BARF]

    02/26/2014 3:25:24 PM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | 2/26/2014 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    This from WSJ: President Says ObamaCare Volunteers Doing ‘God’s Work’ [?!?] Barack Obama speaks to his old campaign comrades [That's the right word.] at Organizing for Action.HOLY OBAMACARELast night in Washington President Obama addressed the national meeting of Organizing for Action, the outfit formerly known as his re-election campaign. [If he can't be re-elected to the White House, why is this organization still around?  For this sort of dreck.] Young OFA volunteers have been redeployed to the task of persuading Americans to sign up for new health insurance plans created by the President’s Affordable Care Act. ["Affordable"... right.  Have you lost...
  • Turkish judicial purge brings corruption investigation to halt

    01/22/2014 12:15:42 PM PST · by mojito · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/22/2014 | Daren Butler and Nick Tattersall
    Turkey's purge of the judiciary and police has brought a corruption investigation shaking the government to a grinding halt and could undermine confidence in state institutions, senior legal figures and the opposition said on Wednesday. Ninety-six judges and prosecutors were reassigned overnight, the biggest purge of the judiciary since a graft scandal erupted on December 17 with the arrest of businessmen close to Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and three ministers' sons. Erdogan has portrayed the corruption inquiry as an attempted "judicial coup" orchestrated by U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, whose network of sympathizers, known locally as "Cemaat" (religious community), hold considerable...
  • New Novel 'Terrifies' Readers, Suggests 'President Palin' Could've Turned us Into Christian Nation

    09/01/2013 9:48:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 125 replies
    Townhall ^ | September 1, 2013 | Cortney O'Brien
    “They said what they would do, and we did not listen. Then they did what they said they would do.” Sounds frightening, doesn’t it? Who could “they” be? A 1984-like government? A terrorist organization? An alien force? Well, according to the author who wrote those words, the “they” are big bad Christians. Christian Nation by Frederic C. Rich is a new novel which, according to some reviewers, is their worst nightmare, for it details a country in which Christian values are strictly obeyed. From, “They said what they would do, and we did not listen. Then they did what...
  • Christian Nation? Shrug: Its confirmation of stereotypes about Evangelicals is offensive...

    08/24/2013 6:48:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The National Review ^ | August 24, 2013 | Betsy Woodruff
    Fantastic news for angsty progressive-ish 15-year-olds everywhere: Finally — finally! — after a wait that must have seemed interminable, this readership has gotten its very own Ayn Rand, thanks to Frederic C. Rich and his debut novel, Christian Nation, a story with all the subtlety of a Slipknot video and artfulness of a Chick tract. By way of disclosure: I haven’t read Ayn Rand since high school. I read her a lot when I was like 17, and then had to stop because I realized it was making me insufferable. But (bummer for me) I remember her work pretty well,...
  • Atheist accuses Christians of treason over beliefs

    05/01/2013 11:21:22 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 18 replies
    WND ^ | May 1, 2013 | Unattributed
    Argues any military member talking about faith guilty of sedition That there have been those who oppose Christianity in all its forms and expressions at any time anywhere isn’t new. Those are personalities like Mikey Weinstein, of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, who recently said, “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.” The fact the military is listening to him is new. That was confirmed in a report by Fox News’ Todd Starnes, who said...
  • Hamas shaves heads of Gaza youths with long hair

    04/07/2013 3:37:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 7, 2013 6:30 PM EDT | Karin Laub and Mohammed Daraghmeh
    Police in Hamas-ruled Gaza have started grabbing young men with long or gel-styled spiky hair off the streets, bundling them into jeeps, mocking them and shaving their heads, two of those targeted and a rights group said Sunday. It is the latest sign that the Islamic militants are imposing their strict practices on the population. Hamas has been slowly forcing its fundamentalist interpretation of the religion on already conservative Gaza since it overran the territory in 2007, but the new crackdown on long hair and tight or low-waist pants—in several cases accompanied by beatings—appears to be one of the most...
  • Obama praises patriotism of Anthony Weiner's wife at White House Ramadan dinner

    08/11/2012 10:48:39 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 40 replies ^ | 8/11/12 | Daily Mail Reporter
    President Barack Obama called Huma Abedin, a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, an 'American patriot' at a White House Iftar dinner celebrating the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. His praise came after a group of Republican lawmakers accused her of having ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist political organization. 'She has been nothing less than extraordinary in representing our country and the democratic values that we hold dear,' Obama said.
  • Egypt's Government Planning to Destroy the Great Pyramids?

    An online magazine has offered translations to Arabic news sources that purportedly indicate that Egypt's Salafi party has come forth with plans to demolish Egypt's Great Pyramids in an effort to bring down what it calls "symbols of paganism." Bahrain's "Sheikh of Sunni Sheikhs" and President of National Unity, Abd al-Latif al-Mahmoud, has reportedly urged Egypt's new president, Muhammad Morsi, to "destroy the Pyramids and accomplish what Amr bin al-As could not," according to conservative political publication FrontPage Magazine. Al-Mahmoud's comments relate to Amr bin al-As, a companion of the Islam's founder Muhammad, who invaded Egypt in 641 and began...
  • Muslim Brotherhood warns Egypt's generals (Arab Spring continues)

    06/19/2012 1:13:59 PM PDT · by Signalman · 6 replies
    Guardian ^ | 6/18/2012 | Jack Shenker
    The Muslim Brotherhood has vowed to face down Egypt's ruling generals in a "life or death" struggle over the country's political future, after declaring that its candidate had won the presidential election and would refuse to accept the junta's last-ditch attempts to engineer a constitutional coup. As final ballot results trickled in and unofficial tallies suggested that Mohamed Morsi had secured approximately 52% of the popular vote, the Brotherhood deployed its harshest language yet against the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (Scaf), promising to bring millions of Egyptians back on to the streets if attempts to rebuild the old...
  • Photo brings Iran's plans for Iraq into sharp focus

    04/28/2012 9:34:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Greater Dandenong Weekly ^ | 28 Apr, 2012 03:00 AM | PAUL MCGEOUGH
    A PUBLIC relations stumble between Tehran and Baghdad has intensified speculation that one of Iran’s most senior clerics is about to extend his power—and Iran’s theocratic system—into Iraq.On his return from a visit to Tehran, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s office released statements on his meetings with several senior Iranian officials—but it was silent on Mr. Maliki’s encounter with 63-year-old Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi. Despite a Baghdad blackout on what is understood to have been their third meeting in recent months, Iran’s government-run news agency IRNA released a photograph of Mr. Maliki and Ayatollah Shahroudi—who is Iraqi by birth—greeting each...
  • Obama, Not Santorum, is the Theocrat (And media gives the real theocrat a pass)

    02/21/2012 11:48:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/21/2012 | Laura Hollis
    I rarely find myself disagreeing with Michael Tanner of the Cato Institute, but I think he's obscuring his own point in the column he wrote for the New York Post over the weekend. In his article, entitled, “Misconception,” he argues that “Republicans should stop fighting against birth control and start battling government control instead.” I don't know whether he's not listening to the same people I am, or he's just not listening. Every Republican I have heard speak - and I mean every single one - has made it perfectly clear they don't give a damn whether anyone uses contraception....
  • Chris Matthews Excoriates: Rick Santorum Is a 'Theocrat' and Franklin Graham Is a 'Disgrace'

    02/09/2012 11:01:49 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 43 replies · 1+ views ^ | February 09, 2012 | Scott Whitlock
    Only two days after admitting that Barack Obama has a problem with his "frightening" birth control decision, Chris Matthews on Thursday was back on offense. He berated Rick Santorum as a "theocrat" and knocked Reverend Franklin Graham as a "disgrace." The Hardball host singled out Family Research Council President Tony Perkins as the representative of all those who would question Obama's faith. Matthews interrogated, "Tony, do you think this president is a Muslim?" He added, "Why [do] your people" make such allegations? An exasperated Perkins replied, "no" and shot back, "My people?...The things that we have said have always been...
  • The Trouble with Muslim "democracy"

    12/04/2011 8:51:35 PM PST · by PRePublic · 9 replies
    Think-Israel ^ | Nov-2011 | D. Greenfield
      THE TROUBLE WITH MUSLIM DEMOCRACY by Daniel Greenfield    The ultimate symbol of Muslim Democracy may not end up being the purple fingers of the Iraqi ballots but the smoke from burning churches and dead Coptic Christians in Egypt. While Iraq was tenuously balanced between Shiites and Sunnis, Arabs and Kurds, there is no such balance in Egypt. The average Egyptian is a Sunni Arab and thinks Christians are dogs. Church burnings are as close as Egypt is ever likely to get to democracy and we should be happy for that. The Muslim world is so enthusiastic about...
  • Harold Bloom's Anxiety of (Mormon) Influence

    11/15/2011 5:25:40 AM PST · by Colofornian · 40 replies
    The New Republic ^ | Nov. 14, 2011 | Alec MacGillas
    One odd feature of this bizarre Republican primary season is what we haven't seen yet: a full-bore re-litigation of Mitt Romney's Mormonism. There was a one-day tizzy last month over the anti-Mormon comments by Southern Baptist Convention leader Rev. Robert Jeffers, a Rick Perry supporter, but that's pretty much been it, which is all the more notable given that Romney's not the only Mormon in the race. Instead, the only ones to really contend with the implications of Romney's Mormonism have been a few voices about as far from GOP circles as one can get. First, there was Chris Lehmann's...
  • Why Muslims are still mad at America

    09/05/2011 3:49:20 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 61 replies
    CNN ^ | September 5th, 2011 | Steven Kull
    Men stand near their trucks as they are questioned by U.S. soldiers with the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment about the contents in their trucks on July 14, 2011 in Iskandariya, Babil Province, Iraq. On the ten-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, many Americans are wondering whether the risk of a terrorist attack against America has been reduced. The picture is mixed. With the death of Osama bin Laden, al Qaeda is weaker. With revolutions in several Arab countries, frustrations with unpopular autocratic governments — a recruiting theme for terrorist groups - have been mitigated. But one important contributing factor has...
  • True Colors: Shariah Law In Michigan

    08/22/2011 12:22:48 PM PDT · by clove · 14 replies
    Breitbart Big Peace ^ | Aug 22nd 2011 at 11:26 am | Dr. Marc Weisman
    Every once in a while an issue arises that can leave no doubt as to one’s true colors. Clear examples of this are the congressional bills that unambiguously prevent judges in American courts from citing or using Sharia in their rulings. If you support them, you oppose Islamic law in America; if you oppose them, you don’t. The purity of this issue doesn’t allow for prevarication. Michigan Representative Dave Agema, R-Grandville, has introduced the newest of these bills. While it doesn’t openly reference Islamic law (Sharia), it clearly intends to prevent judges from including Sharia in their rulings. The bill...
  • ‘Bigoted,’ ‘theocratic’ Perry prayer event sparks massive anti-Christian media backlash

    08/09/2011 2:38:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 38 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 8, 2011 | KATHLEEN GILBERT
    WASHINGTON, D.C., August 8, 2011 ( - Intended as a simple gathering to invoke God’s help for America, a high-profile Houston prayer rally hosted by Texas Gov. Rick Perry kicked a beehive of anti-Christian sentiment as media commentators slammed the event as bigoted, unconstitutional, and even akin to Nazi brainwashing tactics. The Response, a non-denominational Christian event initiated by Gov. Perry and joined by cosponsors including the American Family Association (AFA), drew around 30,000 participants to Houston Saturday. There, the crowd followed a Biblical injunction to “gather together, repent of their sins, and pray to God to intervene on...
  • Obama declares "We can create Kingdom (of God) on Earth"

    08/09/2011 6:46:11 AM PDT · by Roger-SD · 26 replies
    Stop Obama Now!! - San Diego ^ | 8/9/2011 | roger-sd
    In October of 2007, Obama declared at a Apostolic Church in Greenville, South Carolina that he would create a millennial kingdom of God on earth. The church is Redemption World Outreach Center and is reported to be a part of the Pentecostal Holiness movement, according to some websites. Some Pentecostals believe that the kingdom will be a real physical kingdom, a theocracy ruled by men, and this appears to be such a sect. The doctrine that the millennial kingdom will be a man-made physical kingdom on earth created by political or military means is called Dominion Theology. The doctrine of...
  • Know Mormons' beliefs before voting for them

    07/16/2011 7:24:33 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 707 replies
    WyomingTribuneEagle ^ | July 9, 2011 | Dion Clark
    In response to whether the public should vote for a Mormon for president, one should know what beliefs a candidate had. Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman have Mormon roots and they have been vague about their beliefs and loyalty to the LDS church. Mormon theology includes ideas like their priesthood brethren will become the government leaders, or future kings of the world, in a globalized theocracy, and that their male leaders will take over when a second coming of Christ occurs. They believe they are the pre-ordained leaders to rule over a coming theocratic kingdom.Worthy Mormon males are temple attending,...
  • Egypt has a new dictator

    03/25/2011 3:38:49 PM PDT · by Scottmkiv · 18 replies
    Rational Public Radio ^ | 3/25/11 | Jeff Meek
    The NYT artcile linked below takes on the air of child-like wonder when the author seems to ponder how it is that the "young, educated secular activists who initially propelled the nonideological revolution are no longer the driving political force" DUH! RPR and most other rational, intelligent observers noted the Muslim Brotherhood was the only truly prepared to assume the mantle of power in a post-Mubarak Egypt, and that, it appears, is exactly what's happening. Despite the crying and wailing, secular Egyptians are doomed to loose this fight. The Egyptians do not, and have never had, a culture of Liberty....
  • A Principle-Based Approach to Immigration {Mormon Church Statement}

    03/19/2011 9:26:46 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 30 replies
    Mormon Times ^ | March 17, 2011 | Public Affairs Staff
    A recent article in the Salt Lake Tribune highlighted the fact that the Church’s Presiding Bishop, H. David Burton, attended the signing of a comprehensive set of immigration reform bills passed by the Utah legislature. The article said: “One thing is clear: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has abandoned its claims to neutrality on these bills.”This needs a clarification.While the Church does not endorse or oppose specific political parties, candidates or platforms, it has always reserved the right to address, in a nonpartisan way, issues that have significant community or moral consequences. Immigration is such an...
  • Video: Obama goes all-in for Egyptian democracy

    02/11/2011 1:33:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    hot air ^ | 2/11/11 | Allahpundit
    National Journal has the transcript. I was expecting praise for the protesters tempered by warnings about “gradual” change, the importance of “stability,” and so on. Nope. This was a love letter to democracy, little different from what Bush would have said at his most glowing moment of neoconservative idealism. The strategy over the past few weeks, I thought, was to hedge between support for liberal reform and support for Mubarak as a U.S. ally in order to reassure Jordan, Yemen, and the Saudis that we won’t dump them too the minute they run into trouble. Are we now telling them...
  • Obama to Give Briefing on Egyptian Situation "Shortly" (Live Thread)

    02/11/2011 11:08:56 AM PST · by scott7278 · 293 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 2/11/11 | scott7278
    President Obama was scheduled to speak at 12:30pm Central Time. While we are still awaiting his words, feel free to vent about the current situation in Egypt until he begins speaking!
  • More mosques being built in Houston area

    Forty years ago, the thought of granite counter tops, marble floors and indoor basketball gyms at Houston mosques seemed unthinkable. But after decades of growth, the Muslim community is expanding and building new facilities at an unprecedented pace, with features and amenities that rival five-star hotels, leaders say. Multimillion-dollar plans for major mosque expansions and constructions are moving forward throughout the Houston area, coming on the heels of recently finished developments.
  • The Meaning of Theocracy

    10/25/2010 7:25:13 PM PDT · by USALiberty · 15 replies ^ | Rev. R.J. Rushdoony
    From the days of the Caesars to the heads of democratic states and Marxist empires, the ungodly have seen what Christians too often fail to see, namely, that Biblical faith requires and creates a rival government to the humanistic state. Defective faith seeks to reduce Biblical faith to a man-centered minimum, salvation. Now salvation, our regeneration, is the absolutely essential starting point of the Christian life, but, if it is made the sum total thereof, it is in effect denied. Salvation is then made into a man-centered and egotistical thing, when it is in fact God-centered and requires the death,...
  • An Islamic Republic in Lebanon

    10/15/2010 2:48:31 PM PDT · by roses of sharon · 9 replies
    Is there a Churchillian lesson to be found in Ahmadinejad’s visit this week to wildly enthusiastic Hezbollah supporters in Lebanon? If one thing has become clear, it’s that Ahmadinejad’s radical-Islamic curtain has descended over Lebanon. Practically all of Lebanon’s political parties euphorically welcomed Ahmadinejad at the presidential palace. Um Ali, a Lebanese woman who is, like Ahmadinejad, a Shiite, said, “God willing, we will have an Islamic Republic in Lebanon.” Israel’s foreign-ministry spokesman, Yigal Palmor, deemed Ahmadinejad’s trip the equivalent of a “landlord coming to inspect his domain.” The Obama administration is, for the most part, sitting on the sidelines...
  • New York's [Mayor] Bloomberg: We Are All Muslims

    08/25/2010 1:51:54 PM PDT · by dselig · 83 replies
    CNN ^ | August 25th, 2010 | Stephen Prothero
    Editor's Note: Stephen Prothero, a Boston University religion scholar and author of "God is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions that Run the World," is a regular CNN Belief Blog contributor. By Stephen Prothero, Special to CNN In a commentary on the shrill Republican silence in the face of the "Obama is a Muslim" nonsense, Slate’s John Dickerson wrote that "with so much traffic on the low road in American politics, you'd imagine a politician or two might take the high road simply to beat the congestion." Well, New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg continues to take the road less...
  • Misunderstanders of Islam, Refuting Jocelyne Cesari (CNN)

    08/25/2010 9:20:12 AM PDT · by Peter from Rutland · 8 replies
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette blog ^ | 08/25/2010 | Peter Cook
    Jocelyne Cesari, in a special column for CNN’s website, wrote a piece called, “Islam is a religion, not a terror ideology”. The piece is full of mistakes and assertions that are based in liberal’s hopes not actual fact. Let’s dissect this piece of wishful thinking one lie at a time. She writes, “Opposition to Islamic centers and mosques in the United States shows remarkable similarities to anti-Islamic movements in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, where people also have sought to prohibit new mosques. Last December in Switzerland, citizens voted in a referendum to prohibit new minarets.” There is good reason...
  • California Sharia “College” Set to Open

    08/23/2010 1:22:29 PM PDT · by Islaminaction · 26 replies
    Logans Warning ^ | August 23rd, 2010 | Christopher Logan
    Not only are US Mosques teaching and preaching Sharia Law, now our government is foolishly allowing a Sharia “college” to open. I say foolishly because Sharia is what the enemy wants to impose on us, and allowing it to be taught here in America, is the equivalent to allowing Nazis to have their own US schools during WWII. Not only do we have to end all Muslim immigration, we also need to ban Sharia Law. Then arrest and deport if possible, any Muslim who calls for Sharia. They are to be looked upon as enemies of the state, just as...
  • Is the tea-party movement Islamophobic?

    08/09/2010 1:56:57 PM PDT · by ZULU · 75 replies
    First Amendment Center ^ | August 1, 2010 | Charles C. Haynes
    The current wave of anti-mosque protests around the country represents a new threat to the religious freedom of Muslims in America — a threat directed not just at terrorists who act in the name of Islam, but at all Muslims and Islam itself. Incidents of discrimination and bias aimed at Muslim Americans have been rising since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. But anti-Muslim rhetoric has taken an ominous turn in recent months as a growing number of political and community leaders — some with tea-party affiliations — have begun warning of a “Muslim takeover” of America.
  • Hamas targets women's underwear in modesty drive

    07/29/2010 9:02:11 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jul 28, 2010 | Nidalal Mughrabi
    The Islamist rulers of the Gaza Strip have ordered lingerie shops to display more modesty. A week after banning women from smoking water pipes in public places, the Hamas-run police force has told stores selling women's underwear to remove scantily-clad mannequins and any posters of racy undergarments. "These measures have stemmed from complaints and pressure by ordinary people. They have to do with upholding our traditions," police spokesman Ayman Al-Batniji said Wednesday. Hamas leaders have repeatedly denied any intention to impose Islamic law on the Gaza Strip, home to 1.5 million Palestinians. But Hamas police have broken up a hip-hop...
  • Stupid New Jersey judge used Sharia law to free Muslim husband accused of raping “arranged” wife

    07/27/2010 8:39:33 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 8 replies · 2+ views
    Coach is Right ^ | July 27, 2010 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    A stupid New Jersey judge has attempted to use Sharia law to uphold a Muslim husband’s “right” to rape a teenage girl forced to wed him in an [arranged marriage. Taking the view that married women are the chattel property of their husbands, the judge (whose name has not been published by the old media) denied the validity of New Jersey’s charges because the rapes were committed within the period in which the couple was married. Allowing the man’s Islamic [beliefs to exonerate him, the judge remarked, "This court does not feel that, under the circumstances, that this defendant had...
  • Is Sharia “Socially Responsible?” Says It Is

    07/02/2010 9:22:36 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Shariah Finance Watch ^ | 2 July 10 | Unknown
    The web site has published what amounts to propaganda for the financial jihadists. In an online article published on July 1st, the site “explained” “Islamic investing,” touting it as “socially responsible.” This affords us a teaching moment. We will go through the various aspects of the article and deconstruct the propaganda:
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    06/07/2010 5:59:17 AM PDT · by MarianoApologeticus · 5 replies · 15+ views
    True Freethinker ^ | June 6, 2010 AD | Mariano Grinbank
    …the point is clear and her position is ultimately that “of course, we know [the Word] means” and that she is defining the Word Biblically. Yet, she is then applying it to public/governmental policy and we know that this can mean anything/everything such as abortion, welfare, the social gospel, etc. So, what do the watchdogs/watchgods have to say about the fact that a Democrat, Barack Obama administration, House Speaker is stating that, “we have to give voice to…public policy that would be in keeping with the values of the Word….‘The Word was made flesh and dwelt amongst us’”? Dan Barker:...
  • The Coalescing of the Christian Right with Apostolic Dominionism (the NAR)

    05/31/2010 12:45:53 PM PDT · by TwoLegsGood · 29 replies · 409+ views
    Herescope ^ | April 8, 2010 | Rev. Dr. Orrel Steinkamp/Herescope
    The Coalescing of the Christian Right with Apostolic Dominionism It is not about FREEDOM, it is about DOMINION "The NEW BREED of Christian is poised to take over the earth, precinct by precinct. God's Army is rising up. It is time to put on the militant garb. The glint in the eye becomes fixed as the exhilaration of the hour sweeps through the masses. They can make a difference! The world has been waiting with bated breath for this LAST DAY GENERATION. False prophets in their midst are caught in sin, under discipline, yet their tapes sell to believers of...
  • Spitting in the Face of Everyone Murdered on 9/11 (UN pays for mega-mosque 600ft from Ground Zero!)

    05/17/2010 9:25:56 AM PDT · by pillut48 · 34 replies · 1,151+ views
    Blitz Comprehensive Tabloid Weekly ^ | May 14, 2010 | Gadi Adelman
    The project of a community center /mosque is being proposed by two organizations, the American Society for Muslim Advancement (ASMA) and their sister organization, the Cordoba Initiative. This past Wednesday night they made their presentation to the Community Board of lower Manhattan (CB1). Twelve people sit on the board and would you like to guess what the final vote was? Get ready to grab a barf bag … the 12 members voted unanimously to support the project. Yes, it's not a typo, it was unanimous, all were in favor and, to give you an idea of how excited the board...
  • Reaching Out Quietly to Muslims in America

    04/18/2010 7:56:18 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 27 replies · 1,043+ views
    NYTimes ^ | April 18, 2010 | By ANDREA ELLIOTT
    SNIP The impact of this continuing dialogue is difficult to measure, but White House officials cited several recent government actions that were influenced, in part, by the discussions. The meeting with Ms. Napolitano was among many factors that contributed to the government’s decision this month to end a policy subjecting passengers from 14 countries, most of them Muslim, to additional scrutiny at airports, the officials said. That emergency directive, enacted after a failed Dec. 25 bombing plot, has been replaced with a new set of intelligence-based protocols that law enforcement officials consider more effective. Also this month, Tariq Ramadan, a...
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    01/14/2010 5:43:38 PM PST · by nuconvert · 171+ views
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  • Obama's "Christ"mas (Obamacare) gift to the masses (Xmas Eve Vote A Conspiracy?)

    12/21/2009 1:13:23 PM PST · by WmShirerAdmirer · 18 replies · 761+ views
    Gabrielle Cusumano via Townhall Blogs ^ | December 21, 2009 | Gabrielle Cusumano
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