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  • The intolerance of the tolerance preachers

    09/09/2011 8:59:50 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 9 replies
    OneNewsNow ^ | 9-9-11 | Dr. Michael Youssef
    The Washington National Cathedral, in its commemoration of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, has deliberately and carefully excluded evangelicals from their multi-religious commemoration. The service includes Buddhists, Hindus, and Muslims, but not evangelical Christians. Mind you, I am opposed to interfaith services in any shape or form and that is why, in a previous blog, I stated that I was relieved that the mayor of New York spared us the agony of watching the One, True God of the Bible “worshipped” alongside false gods. National Cathedral (Washington, DC)The National Cathedral is a member of the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation. Having...
  • And the most tolerant nation for sex scandals is...

    09/09/2011 8:21:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | 09/09/2011 | Bob Tourtellotte
    When politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn arrived in France last week, cleared of a New York sex scandal, he returned home smiling despite facing a frosty reception. Maybe he should have gone to Mexico, instead. Pay attention Anthony Weiner, Tiger Woods, Brett Favre and others caught up in public, sexual indiscretions. A Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Thursday shows 57 percent of Mexicans would be either very likely or somewhat likely to tolerate the sexual indiscretions of stars and politicians. They were followed by Belgians at 55 percent. In the United States, the tolerance factor was 48 percent. France, in fact, was way...
  • A Brief Reflection on the Catholic Definition of Tolerance

    09/05/2011 9:53:53 AM PDT · by Teófilo · 25 replies
    Vivificat ^ | 5 September 2011 | TDJ
    Brethren: peace and good to all of you in the name of Jesus. A few posts ago I formulated a Catholic definition of tolerance derived from biblical and theological first principles. The definition was as follows: Tolerance is that good habit – that is, the virtue – through which the Catholic Christian actively and consciously loves his neighbor, especially when the neighbor lives in grave sin, by avoiding judgment and showing him the same mercy the Lord shows us for our sins, as we choose the right means to eliminate or ameliorate the evil incurred in this world by...
  • Group of psychiatrists wants to redefine pedophilia to promote tolerance

    When I wrote about an objectionable spread of photographs in Paris Vogue – a spread that featured 10-year-old fashion model Thylane Blondeau styled in provocative ways — I fretted that such a magazine feature might, in some way, normalize the concept of sexual attraction to minors: "It’s often said, but bears repeating, that the TV, magazine and advertising images we absorb train our minds as to what is considered attractive — and, yes, specifically sexually attractive — in our culture. So, what does a magazine feature like this say? That it’s OK, even encouraged, to look at a child in...
  • America's new god.

    08/13/2011 8:31:00 PM PDT · by Broker · 36 replies
    Michael's Blog ^ | SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 2011 AT 06:01PM | Michael Youssef
    On June 26th, the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.was the latest church to be used for the promotion of syncretism—the attempted union of different religions. The idea was that “Christian” ministers, Jewish Rabbis, and Muslim Imams would co-lead a service in “Christian” churches around America using a multi-faith liturgy. Sadly, 70 other churches across America signed on to do the same thing. The event was organized by a group called “Faith Shared.” It comes as no shock that the service was designed to promote “religious tolerance.” This is indeed a major step forward in promoting what I believe to be...
  • Tolerating Intolerance (Saturbray)

    08/13/2011 7:24:40 AM PDT · by bray · 13 replies
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 8/13/11 | bray
    And in fact, you do LOVE all the brothers throughout Macedonia. Yet we urge you, brothers, to do so more and more. 1 Thes 4:10 It is time to stop tolerating tolerance. Tolerance has become the number one tactic for the commie left to promote their agenda. Whether they are promoting homosexuality, abortion, immigration, islam or the worship of the earth everything is wrapped around tolerance and their manipulation of the language through social morality. To become a perfect person in the liberal world you have to become more tolerant than every other person while anybody who’s not tolerant is...
  • Liberate the Letter! (George Washington on Religious Tolerance)

    07/11/2011 1:09:09 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 9 replies
    The Jewish Daily Forward ^ | 15 July 2011 issue | Editorial Staff
    When Ron Chernow was travelling the country last year to talk about his new biography of George Washington, he was often asked about Washington’s 1790 letter to the Jews of Newport, R.I. — the one that famously promised that the United States government would give “to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance.” “There were very few speeches that I made where people didn’t ask about that letter,” Chernow recalled. “I can vouch for the fact that there’s tremendous curiosity out there.” He’s curious, too. Even though Chernow spent six years reading through Washington’s papers to research his book, and...
  • Koran-burning pastor Terry Jones attacked in street on his way to Muslim festival

    06/19/2011 6:48:28 PM PDT · by markomalley · 51 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/19/11
    Koran-burning pastor Terry Jones was mobbed by protesters as he made his way to the Arab International Festival. Scuffles broke out and six people were arrested as Jones walk down the street toward the festival with some of his supporters in Dearborn, Michigan. The controversial Florida Pastor Jones had intended to hold an anti-Islam rally and counter-protest against the festival. The event is the largest outdoor gathering of Arab-Americans in the U.S. Jones wore sunglasses, a bullet-proof vest and a t-shirt that read: 'Everything I ever needed to know about Islam I learned on 9-11.' He had led a rally...
  • Andrew Breitbart: Obama And Clinton Told Rep. Weiner To ‘Get The Hell Out Of Here’

    06/11/2011 10:02:41 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 103 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 11, 2011
    The Rep. Anthony Weiner sexting story refuses to stop escalating to higher levels of impropriety with each passing day, and with the news last night that the Congressman had been speaking to a 17-year-old girl surfacing, calls for him to resign are at a fever pitch. On this morning’s Fox & Friends, Andrew Breitbart confirmed there was one underaged girl with which he spoke, and even before that news broke, the heads of the Democratic Party were calling for Rep. Weiner to resign. Breitbart noted that the news was not exactly surprising to him given the information he had received,...
  • Soquel Students Suspended for White Supremacy Claims

    05/26/2011 7:50:50 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 55 replies
    KION ^ | May 25, 2011 | Azenith Smith
    SOQUEL, Calif. - Students banned from a Central Coast school for wearing a white t-shirt. On Wednesday, Soquel High School suspended at least two students. The students say it's because of allegations, they're part of a white supremacist group. "All the girls wore pink, all the sports guys wore tank tops," says Soquel High Senior Mikey Donnelly. "We were all going to wear white so that was the plan. Just wear white t-shirts to identify ourselves and look back and say that was our group of friends right there." Soquel High Senior Mikey Donnelly wore a white t-shirt for his...
  • VIDEO: DC Liberals Sign Petition to Ban Conservative Websites

    05/26/2011 11:14:57 AM PDT · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 21 replies
    MRC TV (Media Research Center TV) ^ | 5/26/2011 | Stephen Gutowski
    After hearing news the other day that the Obama administration had appointed a new position to monitor and push back against negative online press we thought some liberals in DC might think it wasn't enough. So we sent Joe Schoffstall out to see just how far liberals would go to silence conservative speech. Joe went around Georgetown in DC with a petition to "Ban Conservative Hate Sites" that said this: "The undersigned hereby adamantly demand that the United States government shut down right wing hate sites. The hate speech propagated by sites like the Drudge Report, Hot Air, Instapundit, Big...
  • Devout Muslim stalks his step-daughter over four states 'before killing her for being too Western'

    05/07/2011 8:40:54 PM PDT · by Baynative · 64 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 5, 2011 | David Gardner
    A devout Muslim tracked his step-daughter over four states to murder her for bringing dishonour on her family, according to police. Rahim Alfetlawi, 45, followed 20-year-old Jessica Mokdad to her grandmother’s home in Warren, Michigan, and shot his step-daughter in the head. Alfetlawi gave himself in to police, claiming the gun went off by accident when he pulled it out. Alfetlawi reportedly became enraged when Miss Mokdad stopped wearing the traditional Muslim headscarf.
  • 500 attend Muslim tolerance luncheon

    03/28/2011 3:50:55 PM PDT · by americanophile · 17 replies · 1+ views
    North New Jersey.com ^ | March 28, 2011 | MELISSA HAYES
    When Mohamed Younes selected "Religious Freedom and Tolerance" as the theme for the American Muslim Union's annual brunch, it was long before New York Rep. Peter King decided to hold hearings on "radical Islam." Younes, president of the union, said the luncheon Sunday at the Glenpointe Marriott in Teaneck came at the right time. "It just happened to be the right subject for the right moment," he said. Younes, who founded the Paterson-based grass-roots organization in the hopes of serving the American Muslim community and promoting equality, told the roughly 500 attendees that religious freedom is a constitutional right. "With...
  • Michigan Demonstrator Compares Gov. Rick Snyder to Adolf Hitler

    03/18/2011 3:11:43 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 7 replies
    MichCapCon ^ | 3/18/2011 | Michigan Capitol Confidential
    Demonstrator says new emergency financial manager program for cities in financial distress is comparable to powers taken by Nazi leader.
  • Elderly Woman Threatens Castration(Against Planned Parenthood cuts)

    03/16/2011 12:55:38 PM PDT · by Track9 · 10 replies
    NBC Connecticut ^ | 3/16/11 | SCOTT BEAULIEU
    A threat an elderly Guilford is accused of making over Planned Parenthood funding doesn't quite jibe with recent efforts to be more civil in political discourse. The woman is accused of threatening to castrate a politician who wants to cut funding for Planned Parenthood, the New Haven Register reports. The FBI went to the woman's home on Norton Road on Tuesday afternoon, after receiving a report of the phone call threat. The woman is in her 80s and used to volunteer for Planned Parenthood, police told the newspaper. It's unclear which politician she threatened. As a little background, federal lawmakers...
  • The Gentle Synergy of Believers

    02/10/2011 2:56:58 PM PST · by jjotto · 6 replies
    Patheos ^ | February 08, 2011 | Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein
    It was an improbable and awkward moment. Sitting across a table at Starbucks, we had never met before. I was visiting his town, and asked for a meeting to discuss issues of common interest. He being a pastor of a large evangelical church and I being an Orthodox Jewish rabbi, I think he came less in the spirit of interfaith dialogue than out of curiosity. Pardon me, Rabbi, but exactly what do an Orthodox Jewish rabbi and an evangelical Christian pastor have in common? He quickly learned that I wasn't very much interested in interfaith dialogue either. At least not...
  • Militants Kill Christian Teenagers For Reading Bible, Missionary Says

    02/08/2011 10:32:46 PM PST · by BlueDragon · 21 replies · 1+ views
    BosNewsLife ^ | Tuesday, February 8, 2011 | By Stefan J. Bos
    NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Suspected Islamic militants have killed two Christian teenagers who were reading the Bible in the disputed Kashmir valley, divided between India and Muslim Pakistan, BosNewsLife established Tuesday, February 8. The victims were identified as Arifa, 17, and Akthar, 19, the daughters of Gulam Nabi Dar, said local missionary Mercy Ciniraj, who knew them well. "The [murdered] girls were believers and used to read the Bible through underground ministries." She told BosNewsLife that "the girls were shot dead" last Monday, January 31, in the Baramulla area in Indian-controlled northern Kashmir, bordering Pakistan. They were "brutally murdered" by...
  • The New Tolerance Is Cruel

    02/07/2011 1:44:08 PM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 5 replies
    http://billrandles.wordpress.com/2011/02/07/the-new-tolerance-is-cruel/ | 2-10-11 | Bill Randles
    A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel. (Proverbs 12:10)Currently, there is an alternative to the judeo christian concept of love for our fellow-man, which is called tolerance. It looks like love and perhaps more importantly to many it actually feels like love, but it’s not love at all. In fact though it is called tolerance, it’s not even tolerance in the traditional sense of the word. A better expression would perhaps be fawning accommodation, but tolerance is what they are calling it these days. In this post christian era,...
  • Mrs. Obama talks tolerance in open letter to parents

    01/14/2011 11:26:12 AM PST · by jackspyder · 26 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Jan 13, 2010 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – First Lady Michelle Obama on Thursday urged parents to teach their children tolerance in response to the deadly Tucson shooting spree that touched off debate about political rhetoric. Mrs. Obama, who joined her husband at a memorial service for the victims Wednesday, issued an open letter to parents. Children are struggling, she said, to make sense of Saturday's shooting that killed six and left 14 injured, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. "We can teach them the value of tolerance -- the practice of assuming the best, rather than the worst, about those around us," she wrote. "We can...
  • The Targeting Of Christians

    01/03/2011 6:20:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | January 3, 2011 | Staff
    Islamofascism: A New Year's attack on an Egyptian Coptic Christian Church that killed 21 worshipers was not a random act. It also suggests Ground Zero mosque supporters preaching tolerance picked the wrong location. If further evidence is needed of the nature of the enemy the United States and what's left of Western civilization faces, it can be found in the ruins of the Talbiya church in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria. In a terrorist attack one minute after midnight, 21 Christians attending a New Year's Mass were killed and 97 people, mostly Christians, were injured after a car bomb...
  • The Third Wave of Homeschool Persecution

    12/28/2010 7:31:28 AM PST · by Sopater · 49 replies · 5+ views
    From a speech delivered by HSLDA Chairman Michael Farris at the Christian Home Educators of Ohio conference on October 7, 2010 A THIRD WAVE OF ARGUMENT that seeks to curtail or crush the homeschooling movement—specifically, the Christian homeschooling movement—is coming. You need to know about it. You need to get ready to fight it. BrandX ... “FREEDOM OF RELIGION DOES NOT INCLUDE... RELIGION WHICH IS INTOLERANT OF THE BELIEFS OF OTHERS” ... Unlike the first two waves, it is based on an essentially true factual premise, whereas the first two waves were based on faulty factual assertions. The first wave...
  • ‘I Am the Mother of the Boy that Was Brutally Slaughtered by Your Son…’

    12/27/2010 11:18:12 AM PST · by La Lydia · 53 replies · 1+ views
    Big Peace ^ | December 27, 2010
    This letter was forwarded to a blogger on a Dutch news site. It was written by a woman in Antwerp to the mother of an imprisoned Moroccan criminal. The woman wrote the letter after seeing the criminal’s mother on a Flemish television news program. Many thanks to Timo of the Dutch Defence League for the translation: Dear Madam, I saw your vehement protests in front of the TV cameras against the transfer of your son from a prison in Aarlen to a prison in Leuven. I heard your complaints about the distance that separates you from your son and the...
  • In the gay marriage debate, stop playing the hate card

    12/24/2010 7:28:09 AM PST · by Cincincinati Spiritus · 51 replies · 3+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | December 17, 2010 | Matthew J. Franck
    In the debates over gay marriage, "hate" is the ultimate conversation-stopper. Some stories from recent months: A religion instructor at a midwestern state university explains in an e-mail to students the rational basis for Catholic teaching on homosexuality. He is denounced by a student for "hate speech" and is dismissed from his position. (He is later reinstated - for now.) At another midwestern state university, a department chairman demurs from a student organizer's request that his department promote an upcoming "LGBTQ" film festival on campus; he is denounced to his university's chancellor, who indicates that his e-mail to the student...
  • Happy RamaHanuKwanzMas! (Original Version)

    12/11/2010 10:57:40 AM PST · by Coleus · 2 replies
    you tube ^ | 12/28/2007
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  • NORWAY: Plans for Arctic Mosque Go Awry Over Saudi Funding

    12/03/2010 6:30:53 AM PST · by La Lydia · 15 replies
    Saudi Arabia funds the building of mosques around the world, even though no other faiths are allowed to build their places of worship within the socially backward, but wealthy, kingdom. A plan to build a mosque in Tromsř in the remotest north of Norway has been put at risk by a government ruling, states Agence France-Presse, via Khaleej Times. Ragnhild Imerslund, a foreign ministry spokeswoman, said: “It would be paradoxical and unnatural to approve financing coming from a country where religious freedom does not exist.” The donor is a Saudi businessman named Hamad al-Gamas who had pledged 20 million Norwegian...
  • University Shuts Down Community Pool For Female-Only Sharia-Compliant Swim Time

    11/15/2010 5:45:21 PM PST · by La Lydia · 33 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | November 15, 2010
    ...At the request of the university’s Muslim Students’ Association, George Washington began offering a once-weekly, female-only swim hour in March. But it only recently turned into an online debate over issues of religious and sexual discrimination and — though not always explicitly — racism, spurred by an article in the student newspaper, The GW Hatchet. The Lerner Health and Wellness Center pool closes to men for one of the 20 hours it’s open each week, with a tarp blocking the view through the glass door and a female lifeguard on duty. The university declined to comment for this article beyond...
  • Moderate Islam?

    10/30/2010 1:47:19 AM PDT · by Scanian · 16 replies
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | October 30, 2010 | Jerry Philipson
    Every time anything even marginally critical of Muslims or Islam appears in the media apologists, Muslim or otherwise, respond by saying 'moderate voices must be heard' or 'misconceptions about Islam are widespread' or 'Islam is really a religion of peace and tolerance' or other such platitudes. These pronouncements are dead wrong. What we must look at is how and why Islam manifests itself the way it does and what we must listen to are the cries of its victims, those that are still alive that is. If we did we would realize that Islam is not a religion of peace...
  • One Way Street

    10/23/2010 3:24:43 AM PDT · by agee · 1 replies
    Founding Ideals ^ | October 23, 2010 | Aaron Gee
    Liberal groups are constantly talking about “tolerance” and diversity. It’s discussed so much that one might be led to believe that liberal groups believe in these ideals. Hardly. Liberal outlets expect you to tolerate their opinion, yet, they have no problem not tolerating others. Witness Juan Williams recent firing at NPR, Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar’s exit stage left, and the latest NAACP hit piece on the tea party. It’s been one hell of a week for “tolerance” in liberal precincts. Now comes word that union stage hand was fired for wearing a cap and sweatshirt from the aircraft carrier...
  • National putrid radio

    10/22/2010 3:08:52 AM PDT · by Scanian · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 22, 2010 | Editorial
    It's now a fireable offense to fear a Mus lim terror attack -- or it is, at least, if you work at National Public Radio. Juan Williams found that out the hard way. A 10-year analyst at NPR, Williams was summarily dismissed Wednesday after saying on Fox News that he gets nervous when people in "Muslim garb" board planes. "If I see people who are in Muslim garb," he told host Bill O'Reilly, "and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous." Who can blame him? In an age...
  • We Are In Deep Trouble

    10/18/2010 2:11:51 PM PDT · by RolandTignor · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10-18-2010 | don't know
    We are in Deep Trouble. Muslims are going to take over. See the link below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtprafGYzyg
  • Public Enemy No. 1: GOP Donors

    10/15/2010 4:58:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 15, 2010 | Michelle Malkin
    The White House attack on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce isn't about "disclosure." It's about disarmament. While posing as campaign finance champions, the ultimate goal of the Democratic offensive is to intimidate conservative donors, chill political free speech and drain Republican coffers. Chamber of Commerce official Bruce Josten tried to educate the public. "(W)e know what the purpose here is," he told ABC News. "It's to harass and intimidate." Josten cited protests and threats against chamber members as retribution for ads the organization ran opposing the federal health care takeover. But this isn't the first time liberal bullyboys have targeted...
  • Sarah Palin billboard in the heart of SF's Castro district: How long will this sign last?

    10/07/2010 3:39:23 PM PDT · by SmithL · 28 replies
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 10/7/10 | Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's smiling face was beaming over San Francisco's Castro District today, after the conservative Liberty and Freedom Foundation decided to unveil a billboard at the corner of Market and Castro to push her visit next week to the South Bay. As our Chronicle comrade Carolyn Lochhead reported earlier this week, Palin will be speaking at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts on Oct. 14. Promoters of her event (there's still tickets) said they could think of no better place to remind about her visit than in the shadow of the Castro's landmark rainbow flag;...
  • EDITORIAL: New gay Army--Top general calls Christian soldiers 'bigots'

    09/16/2010 5:17:29 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 135 replies · 2+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | September 16, 2010 | Editorial
    Next week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is expected to begin floor debate on a defense authorization bill that would repeal the Clinton-era "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy and allow homosexuals to serve openly in the armed forces. Last month, a top military official offered a glimpse of how the military might look should the new policy take effect: Those serving who oppose the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) agenda are no longer welcome. Those were the views of Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, the Army's deputy chief of staff in charge of personnel matters who spoke about "Don't...
  • The Tolerance Paradox

    09/23/2010 5:08:01 AM PDT · by mattstat · 6 replies
    First, our official definition of a paradox: A puzzle concocted with premises we know are false but which lead to a conclusion we wish were true. Thus, because the conclusion is something devoutly to be wished for, the premises which lead to it cannot be abandoned. One such paradox, and a popular one, is the tolerance paradox. It is best explained by example. Consider progressivism. This philosophy demands from us tolerance, a wellspring from which flows that magical thing diversity, the ultimate source of all of our blessings. This, as we all know, is the catechism of any modern university,...
  • Banned: pregnant nun ice cream ad campaign (London)

    09/15/2010 5:40:44 AM PDT · by fruser1 · 23 replies
    An ice cream company banned from using an advert showing a pregnant nun has vowed to defy regulators by placing similar posters along the route of the Pope's London visit. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) announced today it had banned the ad for the Antonio Federici brand for "making a mockery" of the beliefs of Roman Catholics. The advert, which appeared in The Lady and Grazia magazines earlier this year, showed the heavily pregnant nun standing in a church holding a tub of ice cream and a spoon, with text stating "Immaculately conceived" and "Ice cream is our religion". Ten...
  • Cruel Mercy...

    09/14/2010 4:15:16 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 2 replies
    A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.(Proverbs 12:10) There is an old Rabbinic proverb that goes something like this;”Whoever is kind to the cruel, is actually cruel to the Kind”. The way the Proverbs of Solomon relates it, The tender mercies of the wicked are cruel…”. The point is that the godless, do not lack mercy, it’s just that they exercise it in a way that actually hurts people. This is because their godlessness causes them to be morally skewed. The unforseen consequences of their ‘mercy’ end up amounting...
  • Cruel Mercy

    09/14/2010 10:26:34 AM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 3 replies
    A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.(Proverbs 12:10) There is an old Rabbinic proverb that goes something like this;”Whoever is kind to the cruel, is actually cruel to the Kind”. The way the Proverbs of Solomon relates it, “The tender mercies of the wicked are cruel…”. The point is that the godless, do not lack mercy, it’s just that they exercise it in a way that actually hurts people. This is because their godlessness causes them to be morally skewed. The unforseen consequences of their ‘mercy’ end up amounting...
  • Obama commemorates 9/11 with appeal for tolerance

    09/11/2010 11:19:29 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 158 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/11/01 | Erica Werner - ap
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama appealed to an unsettled nation Saturday to honor the memory of the Sept. 11 attacks by hewing to the values of diversity and tolerance. "We will not sacrifice the liberties we cherish or hunker down behind walls of suspicion and mistrust," the president declared. Speaking at the Pentagon, where nine years ago a hijacked plane smashed into the west side of the building and killed 184 people, Obama conjured a solemn remembrance of that horrible day but also spoke strongly in defense of religious freedom. "As Americans we are not — and never will be...
  • They want to beat us at our own game.

    09/10/2010 6:36:08 PM PDT · by TheBigIf · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Vanity | 9/10/10 | TheBigIf
    What is the motivation of this radical agenda to build a 13 story Mosque at the site where America was attacked and 3,000 Americans were mass murdered on 9/11? In a country that has been deeply divided by the very same war on terror due to left-wing activists who side with terrorists at every turn in defending their rights. The democrats now claim that it is the reaction to this ‘victory mosque’ that will put American troops and civilization itself in danger. They never cared when they were denouncing America in the ‘war on terror’ before and blaming our troops...
  • Building on Faith (Imam Rauf - GZM) - (barf alert)

    09/08/2010 3:43:19 AM PDT · by onyx · 35 replies
    New York Times ^ | By FEISAL ABDUL RAUF
    AS my flight approached America last weekend, my mind circled back to the furor that has broken out over plans to build Cordoba House, a community center in Lower Manhattan.I have been away from home for two months, speaking abroad about cooperation among people from different religions. Every day, including the past two weeks spent representing my country on a State Department tour in the Middle East, I have been struck by how the controversy has riveted the attention of Americans, as well as nearly everyone I met in my travels. We have all been awed by how inflamed and...
  • Tolerance is Overrated

    09/01/2010 5:21:16 PM PDT · by shoptalk · 21 replies
    South Brunswick (NJ) Post ^ | Wednesday, September 1, 2010 | Keith Rasmussen
    George Orwell had it about right when he observed that some ideas are so absurd, only an intellectual could believe them. Idea in question: Only bigots would oppose a mosque at Ground Zero. Intellectuals as free speech arbiters address us as if we’re unwashed and uneducated, lecturing on our moral shortcomings right up until we engage in some free speech of our own. Then, certain speech is deemed divisive, mean-spirited or (gasp!) bigoted and restrictions begin to apply. It is not lost on most folks that tolerance is now enforced by lawsuit and court order. Dismissing some Americans as politically...
  • Why can't Barack Obama tell the world about American tolerance?

    08/28/2010 11:05:58 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 25 replies
    London Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | August 28, 2010 | Toby Harnden
    It took a Manhattan taxi driver called Ahmed Sharif to speak out for America, which is being vilified as bigoted and Islamophobic because of the controversy generated by opposition to the so-called "Ground Zero mosque". The United States was his dream country, he enthused, and he loved New York City. "I feel like I belong here. This is the city actually [for] all colours, races, religion, everyone. We live here side by side peacefully." Which was a pretty noble sentiment coming from a man whose throat had been slashed by a drunken, deranged passenger who had inquired whether he was...
  • The left's Hypocrisy of 'tolerance', from Glenn Beck to Cordoba House

    08/29/2010 6:09:36 AM PDT · by agee · 9 replies
    Glenn Beck's 8/28 event felt like a revival, not a political rally. I can't help thinking that a certain Baptist preacher with deep roots in the south would have approved. The naked attempts to create controversy where there was none demonstrates a scared, intolerant, and hypocritical liberal establishment. From the article; The left in America has long held an excruciatingly painful view of tolerance. Examples that typify the lefts tolerant behavior include suing a school for a student-led prayer or asking a park to tear down a cross in the dessert. Another prominent example of liberal tolerance includes going after...
  • Islamic Radicals Threaten Suicide Bombings Against Gainesville Church

    08/23/2010 2:09:27 PM PDT · by dselig · 79 replies · 1+ views
    WOKV.com ^ | August 23, 2010 5:28 | Adam Kirk
    A Gainesville church plans to go ahead with the burning of the Muslim holy book on Sept. 11, despite threats of bombings and the lack of a permit. According to the Wall Street Journal, Terry Jones, pastor at the Dove World Outreach Center will call for Sept. 11 to be an "International Burn a Koran Day." One jihadist website vowed to conduct suicide bombings in Florida to avenge the Koran burning, while others predicted an increase in terrorist recruits as a result of such actions. "By Allah, the wars are heated and you Americans are the ones who...enflamed it," says...
  • When Did You Stop Beating Your Wife?

    08/19/2010 8:46:11 PM PDT · by Rashputin · 9 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 19, 2010 | Richard Fernandez
    Norma Caldera worked in Saudi Arabia for seven months as a domestic worker and was never allowed to leave her employer’s house during that time. She was mocked on a daily basis for her faith by her employers. When they found out that she’s a catholic they unilaterally cut her pay from $1,000 to $700 per month. On Ramadan Caldera was forced to fast with the family, while continuing to do her work. On top of that, she was not given a room or a bed and forced to sleep on the kitchen floor or in a tent in the...
  • Rachel Maddow to Receive Award for Her 'Civility' and 'Tolerance' (ugh!)

    08/17/2010 10:11:52 AM PDT · by Justaham · 36 replies · 4+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 8-17-10 | Noel Sheppard
    MSNBC's Rachel Maddow is actually about to win an award for her "civility" and "tolerance." "The Walter Cronkite Faith & Freedom Award, established by Interfaith Alliance in 1998, recognizes individuals who courageously promote democratic values, defend religious freedom and reinvigorate informed civic participation," reads a statement released by the organization Monday. "The award recognizes individuals whose actions have embodied the values of civility, tolerance, diversity and cooperation in the advancement of public dialogue and public policy on traditionally controversial and divisive issues."
  • The Tolerant Pose

    08/17/2010 9:29:59 AM PDT · by Darkwolf377 · 23 replies
    NRO ^ | August 17, 2010 | Andrew C. mcCarthy
    Non-Muslims are barred from entering the cities of Mecca and Medina — not merely barred from building synagogues or churches, but barred, period, because their infidel feet are deemed unfit to touch the ground. This is not an al-Qaeda principle. Nor is it an “Islamist” principle. It is Islam, pure and simple.
  • Obama to back religious freedom at Islam dinner

    08/13/2010 1:42:25 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 13, 2010
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Friday will speak up for religious freedom at a dinner celebrating the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, emphasizing that point just as New York City is immersed in a deeply sensitive debate about whether a mosque should be built near ground zero. Obama has not yet spoken about the mosque controversy.
  • WSJ Editorial Asks “Are Americans Bigots?”

    08/10/2010 2:48:27 PM PDT · by agee · 10 replies
    Founding Ideals takes a quick look at this morning's Wall Street Journal editorial. The long and short of it - the bigots in our society aren't the American people, but the main stream media and political elitists that look down them.
  • Tolerate my intolerance

    08/03/2010 7:29:03 PM PDT · by HushTX · 19 replies · 197+ views
    The Daily Vex ^ | 08/03/2010 | Devon W
    I have discovered a new love. That is, something new that I love to hate. This entire concept of compulsory tolerance blows my mind. The most recent addition to the dialogue between the left and right, at least so far as I have been involved, is focused on enforced tolerance. “You have to respect and tolerate,” I was recently told. I was later reminded of this demand in another debate. Let’s be blunt for a second, since I apparently don’t do that enough. “No, I don’t have to be tolerant.” Before we get into the meat of the matter, let’s...