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  • Orthodox Jewish youths burn New Testaments in Or Yehuda

    05/20/2008 11:43:09 AM PDT · by Alexius · 235 replies · 239+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 05-20-08 | The Associated Press
    Orthodox Jews set fire to hundreds of copies of the New Testament in the latest act of violence against Christian missionaries in the Holy Land. Or Yehuda Deputy Mayor Uzi Aharon said missionaries recently entered a neighborhood in the predominantly religious town of 34,000 in central Israel, distributing hundreds of New Testaments and missionary material. After receiving complaints, Aharon said, he got into a loudspeaker car last Thursday and drove through the neighborhood, urging people to turn over the material to Jewish religious students who went door to door to collect it. "The books were dumped into a pile and...
  • Fred Thompson called out on his profession of faith Evangelical prof: not active in church

    06/21/2007 6:57:50 AM PDT · by DBCJR · 164 replies · 2,321+ views
    worldnetdaily.com ^ | Posted: June 10, 2007
    Doubts continue to swirl over Fred Thompson's faith ... Thompson shot back that he's not only a Christian, but a member of the fundamentalist Churches of Christ. ...Professor Mark Elrod of Harding University said he doubts Thompson is "filling out an attendance card at a Church of Christ on Sundays." ...he hasn't been able to find any information regarding the former senator's actual membership... "In our tradition," Elrod said, "that's called 'being out of fellowship' or a 'lapsed member.'" ... WND has learned Thompson was baptized into Christ in the early 1950s at the First Street Church of Christ in...
  • Pagans celebrate Winter Solstice at Stonehenge on the wrong day...

    12/22/2006 9:27:14 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 73 replies · 2,359+ views
    Monsters & Critics ^ | Dec 22, 2006 | UPI
    Religion News Solstice rite held early at Stonehenge Dec 22, 2006 LONDON, England (UPI) -- Around 60 people turned up to celebrate the Winter Solstice at Stonehenge Thursday - on the wrong day. After negotiating with site managers, the crowd performed traditional solstice activities and left peacefully. One reveller, who wished to remain anonymous, said: 'We formed a ring and held hands, and touched the stones. The man with the green cloak was there. But there were an awful lot of red faces,' she said. The Pagan Winter Solstice celebration is one of the oldest winter celebrations in the world....
  • Ultra-Orthodox Jews attack Christian tourists in Jerusalem

    06/28/2006 2:06:59 PM PDT · by Michael81Dus · 337 replies · 5,474+ views
    Haaretz ^ | Jonathan Lis
    A group of 50 pro-Israel Christian tourists came under attack Wednesday from some 100 residents of the ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Mea She'arim in Jerusalem. Three of the tourists and a police officer were wounded in the attack. They received treatment at the scene. The tourists arrived at Mea She'arim wearing orange T-shirts with the words "Love your neighbor as yourself" printed across them. As they neared one of the squares, the local residents apparently identified them as Christians and began to hit them. Police forces in the area stepped in to stop the violence, but did not make any arrests....
  • Opie and Anthony may replace Diamond Dave - CBS will hire shock jocks (Desecrated St Patricks)

    04/20/2006 10:58:44 AM PDT · by Rome2000 · 42 replies · 1,203+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 4/20/2006 | AP
    NEW YORK - No surprise: David Lee Roth's run as morning radio host is about done. Big surprise: It appears raunchy satellite radio stars Opie and Anthony will replace him on seven CBS Radio stations.Opie and Anthony were banished from terrestrial radio in 2002 — oddly enough by their new boss, CBS Radio — after airing a live account of listeners having sex in New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral.A deal was in the works to dump the ex-Van Halen singer's ratings-deprived program with shock jocks Greg "Opie" Hughes and Anthony Cumia, according to two people with knowledge of the deal....
  • Da Vinci Code Actor: "Bible Should Have a Disclaimer Saying 'This Is Fiction'"

    05/17/2006 5:54:17 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 274 replies · 5,956+ views
    Today Show/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein May 17, 2006 If the Da Vinci Code was already feeding the flames of controversy with its challenge to the basic tenets of Christianity, actor Ian McKellen managed to throw a refinery tank's worth of gasoline on the fire on this morning's Today show, asserting that the Bible should carry a disclaimer saying that it is "fiction." Matt Lauer, on his second day "On The Road With The Code," was in Cannes for the film festival, where the Code will have its debut. It has already been screened to some critics, who have given it decidedly mixed...
  • Almost Half of Grant to Combat Goth Culture in Blue Springs Returned

    05/22/2004 12:12:01 PM PDT · by FreeManWhoCan · 12 replies · 451+ views
    KCTV News ^ | May 21, 2004 | The Associated Press
    BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. (AP) -- Almost half of a $273,000 grant awarded in 2002 to fight the Goth culture in Blue Springs has been returned because of a lack of interest -- and the absence of a real problem. Blue Springs received the grant two years ago from the Youth Outreach Unit, money the city and U.S. Rep. Sam Graves trumpeted proudly as a way to fight a perceived Goth problem. But $132,000 of the grant was returned because officials never found much of a problem with the Goth culture, which some students called a fad that most people eventually...
  • "Goth" youths more likely to self-harm: study

    04/17/2006 7:12:11 PM PDT · by pissant · 28 replies · 429+ views
    yahooo ^ | 4/17/06 | staff
    LONDON (Reuters) - Young people who adopt the "Goth" lifestyle of dark clothes and introspective music are more likely to commit self-harm or attempt suicide than other youngsters, according to a study on Friday. "Although only fairly small numbers of young people identify themselves as belonging to the Goth subculture, rates of self-harm and attempted suicide are very high among this group," said Robert Young, lead researcher of the Glasgow University study. The Scottish team described Goths as being a subgenre of Punk "with a dark and sinister aesthetic, with aficionados conspicuous by their range of distinctive clothing and makeup...
  • Murderer wins right to Wiccan religious items behind bars

    12/08/2005 6:15:13 PM PST · by Crackingham · 21 replies · 717+ views
    AP ^ | 12/8/5 | Wayne Parry
    A convicted murderer who practices the Wiccan religion won the right Thursday to receive religious books and items while behind bars. The state Department of Corrections settled a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey on behalf of Patrick Pantusco, who was convicted of murder, aggravated assault and other offenses in Bergen County in 1998, and sent to East Jersey State Prison at Avenel. He began practicing Wicca in 2002, while serving a 30- to 50-year prison term. Wiccans say their religion is based on respect for the earth, nature and the cycle of the seasons....
  • Mirecki hospitalized after beating (KU Relig. prof. who mocked religion)

    12/05/2005 8:13:08 PM PST · by Will_Zurmacht · 758 replies · 37,798+ views
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | 12/05/05 | Ron Knox
    Mirecki hospitalized after beating By Ron Knox, Eric Weslander (Contact) Originally published 05:37 p.m., December 5, 2005 Updated 06:31 p.m., December 5, 2005 Douglas County sheriff’s deputies are investigating the reported beating of a Kansas University professor who gained recent notoriety for his Internet tirades against Christian fundamentalists. Kansas University religious studies professor Paul Mirecki reported he was beaten by two men about 6:40 a.m. today on a roadside in rural Douglas County. In a series of interviews late this afternoon, Mirecki said the men who beat him were making references to the controversy that has propelled him into the...
  • DAFFY FAITH OF 'DHARMA' STAR

    02/25/2005 8:18:20 AM PST · by pissant · 51 replies · 146,844+ views
    NY Post ^ | 2/25/05 | Richard Johnson
    SEXY starlet Jenna Elfman has gotten so deeply into Scientology that her main goal these days is to help it take over the world. Scientology "is a complete understanding of what is happening on the planet right now," Elfman, best known for her role on "Dharma & Greg," told Scientology magazine Celebrity. She boasts that she's on the second-to-last "Operating Thetan" or "OT" level in the organization's hierarchy. Elfman says you must devote yourself to Scientology or "you could be dead." Fellow celeb Scientologists include Tom Cruise, John Travolta and Lisa Marie Presley. Scientologists who reach "OT 3" are told...
  • Simple little prayer card speaks volumes about America's looney left

    02/23/2005 8:53:40 AM PST · by dukeman · 196 replies · 3,724+ views
    2/23/05 | Various despondent leftists
    Picture yourself in a restaurant. At some point during the meal service a waiter or waitress sets on the table a small card containing a brief Psalm excerpt. How do you react? Look what happened over on DU....... mondo joe (1000+ posts) Fri Feb-18-05 11:26 AM Original message Alaska Airlines now giving out prayers with dinner My partner flew to and from Chicago yesterday. With his dinner he received a little card with the Alaska Airline logo, a landscape and the following: Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever. Psalm 107:1 I'm so disgusted...
  • Groups gather to fight Bush's faith initiatives

    01/16/2005 12:13:06 PM PST · by No Longer Free State · 11 replies · 353+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | January 16, 2002 | Julia Duin
    Forty to 60 humanists, atheists, nontheists, secular Jews and ethical culturalists began an emergency summit yesterday at a Dupont Circle hotel to discuss strategy over how to fight President Bush's faith-based initiatives planned for his second term. "The situation is now as bad as we'll ever see it," said Roy Speckhardt, deputy director of the American Humanist Association (AHA), a conglomeration of 80 grass-roots activist groups that promote humanism, a philosophy of living without supernatural influences. Mr. Speckhardt said this year's so-called "inauguration summit" dwarfs a similar 1981 meeting at the University of Maryland after Ronald Reagan won the White...
  • Wyo. Couple Write Notes, Commit Suicide

    01/05/2005 2:34:33 PM PST · by rocksblues · 99 replies · 2,902+ views
    MyWay ^ | 01/05/04 | unknown
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A local columnist and her businessman husband committed suicide on New Year's Day after sending out their obituary, letters to friends and a newspaper column supporting "death with dignity," authorities said. The obituary stated that Ethan and Helen Levine, both suffering from serious illness, died together "through united self-deliverance," according to the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle of Cheyenne and the Casper Star-Tribune, which received copies. http://apnews.myway.com/article/20050105/D87E4IQO1.html Wyo. Couple Write Notes, Commit Suicide The bodies were found Tuesday by Laramie County sheriff's deputies, who went to check on the couple after the obituary and letters were delivered. Laramie County...