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  • Peter Schiff: Obama Birth Control is not "Free" (Brilliant Video)

    02/13/2012 6:26:04 AM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Youtube ^ | February 12, 2012 | Peter Schiff
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U73xKgbXh68&feature=channel_video_title
  • BREAKING: Pro-life leaders slam White House ‘compromise’ on birth control mandate

    02/10/2012 10:28:01 AM PST · by unique1 · 138 replies
    Lifesitenews.com ^ | Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:32 EST | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, February 10, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The White House announced today that, instead of forcing religious employers to pay for birth control, it will force insurance companies to offer the drugs free of charge to all women, no matter where they work. The plan, touted as a concession to freedom of religion and conscience, was immediately denounced by pro-life Rep. Chris Smith. “The so-called new policy is the discredited old policy, dressed up to look like something else,. said Smith. .It remains a serious violation of religious freedom. Only the most naď or gullible would accept this as a change...
  • Ryan: Obama revised birth-control rule an 'accounting trick'

    02/12/2012 7:01:11 PM PST · by ColdOne · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/12/12 | Meghashyam Mali
    Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) blasted President Obama’s changes to an administration ruling forcing religiously affiliated organizations to cover contraceptives in their health plans as a “trick.” “It's a distinction without a difference. It's really an accounting trick,” said the Republican lawmaker on ABC’s This Week on Sunday. “It forces the insurance company that they have to pay to do the coverage. So instead of making the institution itself, it reinforces the insurer,” Ryan said. “And a lot of these Catholic institutions are self-insured, and all insurers under this rule must provide these mandated benefits.” “It's not a compromise. The president's...
  • Dems claim victory in birth-control fight despite Obama shift

    02/11/2012 4:36:38 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 48 replies
    TheHill.com ^ | 2/11/12 | Mike Lillis
    The fierce debate over women's access to contraception is far from over this year, but Democrats this week are claiming victory in the fight's early round. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) on Saturday shot an email to supporters highlighting President Obama's recent plan to provide female workers – even those employed by Catholic hospitals, universities and charities – free access to birth control. An angry backlash against an earlier version of that plan led Obama to tweak the proposal Friday by shifting the cost burden for contraceptives from the church-backed employers to the insurance companies. "President Obama has set a...
  • Southern Baptist Convention’s Richard Land: ‘How dumb does [Obama] think we are?’

    02/11/2012 8:56:15 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 62 replies
    Southern Baptist Convention’s Richard Land: ‘How dumb does [Obama] think we are?’ By Caroline May - The Daily Caller 12:19 AM 02/11/2012 Following the announced “accommodations” from the White House for religious organizations whose beliefs preclude them from offering birth control, Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, had some tough words for President Obama. According to Land, the adjustment in the mandate requiring all employers — including religious organizations — to provide birth control is “a distinction without a difference.” “My initial reaction is: How dumb does he think we are?” Land wondered....
  • Religious controversy burns Obama again (the rookie Hussein is in WAY over his pay grade)

    02/11/2012 6:18:30 PM PST · by Libloather · 44 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 2/11/12 | Niall Stanage, Amie Parnes
    Religious controversy burns Obama againBy Niall Stanage and Amie Parnes - 02/11/12 07:05 AM ET Chalk up yet another religious controversy on President Obama’s record. The furor over contraception that consumed much of this week is just one more instance of the president having been put onto the back foot at the intersection of faith and politics. It’s a problem that previously has popped up in controversies over Israel, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and even Obama’s 2008 comments about people holding on to “guns and religion.” “It almost appears that every time he tries to steer clear of [the intersection...
  • Bigoted Barack, Red in Tooth and Clause

    02/11/2012 6:10:57 PM PST · by Steelfish · 3 replies
    American Spectator ^ | February 11, 2012 | GEORGE NEUMAYR
    Bigoted Barack, Red in Tooth and Clause GEORGE NEUMAYR on 2.10.12 The deformed heart of monstrous Obamacare is sick and secularist social engineering. Modern liberalism is willfulness writ large -- a godless ideology that rests upon the caprice of central planners. Under it, the fluctuating and often frightening desires of corrupt men, rather than the changeless will of a caring God, form the shaky measure of "good government." As the grim chapters of recent history show -- chapters written in the blood of millions of unborn children and other "undesirables" -- taking God out of "goodness" drains the term of...
  • (FReep This Poll) Should Health Insurance Companies Be Required to Give Women Free Contraceptives?

    02/11/2012 4:54:12 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 43 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | Fox 5 San Diego
    FReep This Poll! Contraception Controversy Should health insurance companies be required to give women free contraceptives? - Yes - No Note: Go to the link provided here to the Fox 5 San Diego homepage. Scroll down a bit and look for the poll on the right side of the homepage (a bit above Chrissy's Outfit of the Day) Vote your choice.
  • Catholic Bishops Oppose Compromise on Birth-Control Insurance [Cite "Grave" Objections To Mandate]

    02/11/2012 10:53:29 AM PST · by Steelfish · 11 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | February 11, 2012 | LOUISE RADNOFSKY
    FEBRUARY 11, 2012 Catholic Bishops Oppose Compromise on Birth-Control Insurance By LOUISE RADNOFSKY Catholic bishops said Friday night that they would not support the Obama administration's proposed compromise on a controversial rule that requires most employers to fully cover contraception in their workers' health plans. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, which had led opposition to the regulation, issued a statement saying that they didn't believe their concerns were addressed by a new policy offered by President Barack Obama on Friday morning to allow religious employers who object to the use of birth control to turn over responsibility for covering...
  • Bishops to Obama: No dice

    02/11/2012 8:44:36 AM PST · by nicmarlo · 21 replies
    Hot Air | 2/11/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    After a long day of supposed "accommodation" and discussion, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops took a close look at the supposed adjustment of the HHS mandate yesterday. Their conclusion? It represents no change at all, and the bishops will press for a “legislative solution” to Barack Obama’s mandate: These changes require careful moral analysis, and moreover, appear subject to some measure of change. But we note at the outset that the lack of clear protection for key stakeholders—for self-insured religious employers; for religious and secular for-profit employers; for secular non-profit employers; for religious insurers; and for individuals—is unacceptable and...
  • Nothing but Squid Ink (FINAL Abortifacient Reg Published Fri pm)

    02/11/2012 5:54:06 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 10 replies · 1+ views
    The Corner (National Review blog) ^ | February 11 | Ed Haislmaier & Jennifer A. Marshall
    Despite what President Obama said at his White House press conference, the actual regulations make permanent the “interim final regulations” issued August 3, 2011 — the ones that sparked the furor in the first place. ...The bottom line is this: “Accordingly, the amendment to the interim final rule with comment period amending 45 CFR 147.130(a)(1)(iv) which was published in the Federal Register at 76 FR 46621-46626 on August 3, 2011, is adopted as a final rule without change.” [Emphasis added.] Translation: The Obama administration Friday afternoon put into federal law the very regulation that drew objections from almost 200 Catholic...
  • FULL TEXT: Gov. Scott Walker's remarks to CPAC

    02/11/2012 6:53:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    The Washington Insider ^ | February 10, 2012 | Phillip Klein
    Here are Gov. Scott Walker's prepared remarks before the Conservative Political Action Conference: Reince and I grew up not too far from each other in southern Wisconsin. In fact, Reince lived a few miles east of the small town I grew up in and Paul Ryan lived a few miles to the west. Without a doubt, each of the three of us was inspired to pursue public service at about the same time. And the prime inspiration for that call was a man named Ronald Reagan. He was an ordinary man who did extraordinary things. He had the courage of...
  • Catholic Bishops: Obama's Solution "Is Unacceptable"

    02/11/2012 7:18:34 AM PST · by John W · 14 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | February 11, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a statement late on Friday declaring that the small alteration President Barack Obama had announced earlier in the day to a regulation that would force all health-care plans in the United States to cover sterilizations and all FDA-approved contraceptives--including those that cause abortion--is 'unacceptable" because, among other things, it does not protect the freedom-of-conscience rights of secular for-profit employers, or secular non-profit employers, or religious insurers, or self-insured religious employers, or individual Americans. The alteration President Obama described Friday says merely that insurance companies providing coverage to employees of religious institutions...
  • WSJ Almost Uniquely Raises Self-Insurance Issue in 'Immaculate Contraception' Editorial

    02/11/2012 8:01:33 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    News Busters ^ | 2-11-12 | Tony Blumer
    Yesterday's announcement by President Obama (headlined at the White House's website as "Remarks by the President on Preventive Care") of planned revisions to an ObamaCare-driven rule which, in the President's words, "if a woman’s employer is a charity or a hospital that has a religious objection to providing contraceptive services as part of their health plan, the insurance company -– not the hospital, not the charity -– will be required to reach out and offer the woman contraceptive care free of charge, without co-pays and without hassles." Showing just how out of touch the establishment press is with reality, an...
  • Obama's Act of Tyranny

    02/10/2012 4:32:51 PM PST · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 25 replies
    CNS News ^ | February 10, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    "The edict President Barack Obama passed down today—that every health-care plan in America must pay for sterilizations and all FDA-approved contraceptives, including those that cause abortions--is an act of tyranny. To individual American Catholics, and those who share the Catholic religious and moral conviction that sterilization, artificial contraception and abortion are wrong, Obama said: I am ordering you to buy a health insurance plan that violates the teachings of your faith and your conscience."
  • Obama to announce religious "accommodation" for religious organizations

    02/10/2012 7:45:50 AM PST · by xzins · 98 replies
    700 WLW ^ | Friday, February 10, 2012
    The Obama administration will attempt to accommodate religious groups that are unhappy with a new mandate that forces them to offer health insurance that covers contraceptive methods. With the White House under fire for its new rule requiring employers including religious organizations to offer health insurance that fully covers birth control coverage, ABC News has learned that later today the White House — possibly President Obama himself — will likely announce an attempt to accommodate these religious groups. The move, based on state models, will almost certainly not satisfy bishops and other religious leaders since it will preserve the goal...
  • White House to announce 'accommodation' on contraceptive policy (Pope Obama to still dictate terms)

    02/10/2012 6:52:21 AM PST · by tobyhill · 62 replies
    fox news ^ | 2/10/2012 | Ed (Obama Butt Boy) Henry
    The White House is expected to announce as early as Friday a plan to accommodate religious organizations that are opposed to a new policy requiring them to offer contraceptive coverage to employees. A senior adviser to President Obama confirmed to Fox News that there will be an "accommodation" -- but advisers said the announcement does not represent a "compromise." The move comes as several prominent Democratic lawmakers have urged the Obama administration to reconsider its position. Vice President Biden said in an interview a day earlier that he was "determined" to work out the dispute.
  • Live Thread: 12:15 Eastern, Man-Child Occupier to "accomodate" Freedom of Religion announcement

    02/10/2012 9:03:40 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 60 replies · 2+ views
    2/10/2012 | Axelrod-loaded teleprompter, Obama reads it
    Available on all news networks. The Lie Festival begins to about 25 minutes, if the teleprompter is working correctly
  • Top Democrat: Obama Contraception Rule 'Un-American'

    02/10/2012 8:37:05 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 11 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 2/10/2012 | Thomas Ferdousi
    With a majority of Americans rallying against the Obama Administration's rule that religious institutions must be forced to provide contraception, it appears that the sentiment is growing. The ObamaCare mandate mainly affects the Catholic Church, but many non-Catholics are making clear their opposition to this government intrusion. It's even spread to Democrats. One Democrat in particular, Senator Joe Manchin, has been unequivocal in his condemnation. Manhcin is up for re-election this year after serving two terms as West Virginia's Governor. "This is not only unacceptable, it is un-American," says Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., a Catholic who faces re-election in November...
  • The Long Road to Eroding Religious Freedom: When President Obama Bragged About It

    02/08/2012 6:12:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 2/8/12 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    “Darn tooting.” Back in October when the HHS contraception/abortifacient/sterilization mandate issue was more under the radar than it is now (the announcement on January 20 was far from the first communication about it from the administration), President Obama bragged about it during a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in Chicago. From the White House transcript: And to make sure that those laws are upheld, we appointed two brilliant women to the Supreme Court. (Applause.) We repealed “don’t ask, don’t tell” so that every single American can serve their country, regardless of who they love. (Applause.) And, yes
  • Army Chaplains Stopped From Reading Bishop’s Letter

    02/09/2012 4:21:30 PM PST · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 9, 2012 | IBD staff
    Constitution: The Air Force removes a reference to God from its logo as the Army forbids Catholic chaplains from reading an archbishop's letter to those in uniform. What's next, the crosses at Arlington National Cemetery? 'It is a blow to a freedom that you have fought to defend and for which you have seen your buddies fall in battle," read the letter from Archbishop Timothy Broglio, who leads the Roman Catholic Archdiocese for the Military Services to the Catholic chaplains in the U.S. military. The letter that the Army's Office of the Chief of Chaplains kept from being read to...
  • Media Defends Planned Parenthood, Not Catholic Church

    02/08/2012 2:43:32 PM PST · by raptor22 · 8 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 8, 2012 | IBD staff
    Journalism: When the abortion giant's funding was in jeopardy, the media provided 24/7 coverage with a decidedly liberal slant. When the feds assaulted First Amendment religious freedom, you could hear the crickets chirp. Secular progressive bias in the media was never more evident than in the past few weeks with the difference in coverage of two major news stories — the temporary cutoff of funds from the Susan G. Komen Foundation to Planned Parenthood and the ultimatum from the Obama administration that the Catholic Church and its institutions had a year to find a way to violate their consciences and...
  • Catholic Bishops Reject Obama’s Surrender Terms

    02/02/2012 5:49:01 PM PST · by raptor22 · 23 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 2, 2012 | IBD staff
    1st Amendment: Catholic bishops on Sunday issued a response to ObamaCare's mandates on providing contraception in violation of conscience and religious freedom. The message was simple: We will not comply. It was hardly a profile in courage when the Obama administration, hoping to kick the issue down the road past the November election, announced last Friday that Catholic hospitals and other religious institutions will have an extra year to comply with a new requirement that most health plans provide contraceptive benefits at no cost to their members. On Sunday, America's Catholic bishops in an open letter to their parishioners and...
  • Senate Democrats Say Obama ‘Reinforced’ His Stance on Contraception Mandate at Democratic Retreat

    02/08/2012 5:14:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    abc news ^ | 2/8/12 | Sunlen Miller
    President Obama “reinforced” his stance on the controversial contraception mandate while speaking at the Democrats’ annual retreat at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. today, Senate Democrats said. The retreat was closed to media. Following President Obama’s speech at the retreat, a small group of Senate Democrats, mostly women, left the retreat early in order to hold a news conference on Capitol Hill to counter the Republicans’ news conference today at which they called for the mandate to be overturned.
  • Three Things Everyone Should Know about the HHS Mandate (The religious exemption is meaningless)

    02/08/2012 6:25:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/08/2012 | By Nikolas T. Nikas & Dorinda Bordlee
    It is a remarkable time in current events when we witness a major media outlet calling out a liberal president for disregarding the moral tenets of the Catholic Church. But that’s exactly what happened when the USA Today editorial board concluded that the Obama administration’s so-called contraceptive mandate “not only crossed the line. It galloped over it.”The accompanying opposing view authored by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is breath-taking in its audacity. The USA Today editorial actually did a decent job of debunking three lines of defense that the Obama administration is spouting. While a much longer treatment is called...
  • Oh my: White House having second thoughts on new contraception rule? (Keep up the pressure!!)

    02/07/2012 8:35:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/07/2012 | AllahPundit
    How dangerous is this for them? Dangerous enough that even Chris Matthews, who was last seen praising Obama’s beatific smile as worth 10 points in the booth this November, is talking about how “frightening” it is that the state might start dictating to churches in matters of conscience. If they’ve got Tingles saying stuff like that, imagine what undecided religious voters are thinking. A key White House adviser on faith issues said Tuesday that several organizations with ties to the administration have approached President Obama’s aides about finding a resolution to fast-growing controversy over a new rule requiring many Catholic...
  • Romneycare Required Anti-Catholic Regulations Like Obamacare's

    02/07/2012 4:35:25 PM PST · by aimhigh · 12 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 02/07/2012 | Jim Meyers
    C.J. Doyle, executive director of the Catholic Action League of Massachusetts, told the Boston Globe that Romney’s criticism of President Obama is hypocritical because as governor he did not lift the state-level requirement of contraception coverage. “The initial injury to Catholic religious freedom came not from the Obama administration, but from the Romney administration,” Doyle said.
  • Dem Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper: I Wouldn't Have Voted for Obamacare If I'd Known About HHS Regulation

    02/07/2012 11:14:39 AM PST · by Lmo56 · 52 replies · 2+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 2/7/12 | John McCormack
    Former Democratic congresswoman Kathy Dahlkemper, a Catholic from Erie, Pennsylvania, cast a crucial vote in favor of Obamacare in 2010. She lost her seat that November in part because of her controversial support of Obamacare. But Dahlkemper said recently that she would have never voted for the health care bill had she known that the Department of Health and Human Services would require all private insurers, including Catholic charities and hospitals, to provide free coverage of contraception, sterilization procedures, and the "week-after" pill "ella" that can induce early abortions.
  • Outrage!… Military Tells Chaplains What They Can and Can’t Say About HHS/ObamaAssault on Religion

    02/06/2012 10:03:45 AM PST · by Sons of Union Vets · 22 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 3, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    Military Chaplains are being forbidden from reading the letter from the bishops protesting the HHS mandate. If they do, they are considered seditious. ht Gateway. The emerging conflict between the Catholic Church and the Obama administration may have a new front: in the U.S. military itself. The Catholic Church is fighting mad about an HHS ruling that would have them buy insurance for things they consider sinful–contraception, sterilization and abortion. All the bishops in the country sent out a letter to be read in their parishes promising that the Church “cannot-and will not-comply with this unjust law.” Even Archbishop Timothy...
  • Federal Judge Blocks Missouri Public School From Distributing Bibles

    01/10/2008 4:38:55 AM PST · by Stoat · 118 replies · 183+ views
    Fox News / AP ^ | January 10, 2008
    ST. LOUIS —  A rural school district's long-standing practice of allowing the distribution of Bibles to grade school students is unconstitutional, a federal judge has ruled.An attorney for the southeastern Missouri school district said Wednesday he will appeal the judge's injunction against the practice.For more than three decades, the South Iron School District in Annapolis, 120 miles southwest of St. Louis in the heart of the Bible Belt, allowed representatives of Gideons International to give away Bibles in fifth-grade classrooms.The American Civil Liberties Union filed suit two years ago on behalf of four sets of parents. In August, a three-judge...
  • The Founders got it right

    07/16/2007 6:24:38 AM PDT · by fgoodwin · 7 replies · 649+ views
    USA Today | 12:16 AM/ET, July 16, 2007 | Stephen Mansfield
    Stephen Mansfield explains how the "Everson" decison got it wrong and mis-represents the intent of the Founding Fathers, even of Thomas Jefferson himself.
  • FIRST-PERSON: Beyond the Oscars: The end draweth nigh

    02/26/2007 6:48:19 AM PST · by fgoodwin · 36 replies · 522+ views
    Baptist Press ^ | Phil Boatwright
    FIRST-PERSON: Beyond the Oscars: The end draweth nigh http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?ID=25044 Feb 23, 2007 By Phil Boatwright Baptist Press KANSAS CITY, Kan. (BP)--Where some examine the stars or world history to foretell the future, I scrutinize the movies. Therefore, I’m issuing the following alert: If certain people in the artistic community have their way, Christians and Christianity will at some point be outlawed. And maybe sooner than later. “Oh, that can’t happen here!” That’s what many throughout history have said as, slowly, their cultures crumbled into the hands of tyrants. Heed the following: Though moviemakers have always thrown spitballs at the followers...
  • Group urges AFA to ground 'proselytizing' "...about a particularly virulent form of Christianity"

    05/05/2005 6:39:53 PM PDT · by Jonah Johansen · 17 replies · 799+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | April 29, 2005 | Jean Torkelson
    Group urges AFA to ground 'proselytizing' By Jean Torkelson, Rocky Mountain News April 29, 2005 A watchdog group is pressuring the Air Force Academy to stop to what it calls a "pervasive atmosphere" of Christianity, or face a lawsuit or congressional scrutiny. "It sends a wrong message to people who want to go there and to the international community," said Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. "That one of its missions is to convert people to Christianity doesn't sell well around the world." ................ Weinstein said. "This is not about religion, or Christian...
  • Left never tires of Christian bashing

    04/29/2005 7:08:02 AM PDT · by FlyLow · 21 replies · 795+ views
    JWR ^ | 4-29-05 | David Limbaugh
    If I didn't know better, I would think liberal politicians and columnists were out to prove the thesis of my book — that there truly is a war being waged against Christianity and Christians in the United States. Oh, yes, they deny it and attempt to turn the tables, saying it's Christians who are the belligerent ones, trying to take over the country and establish a theocracy. If it's not the New York Times' Maureen Dowd, it's her colleague Paul Krugman. It it's not them, it's John Kerry. They are all up in arms about Christianity and its influence in...
  • The Rise of the Religious Right in the Republican Party(Moonbat Warning!)

    05/02/2005 10:46:25 AM PDT · by Bombardier · 57 replies · 1,288+ views
    Home Page "This Republican Party of Lincoln has become a party of theocracy." U.S. Representative Christopher Shays, R-CT, (New York Times, March 23, 2005) Theocracy is derived from the two Greek words Qeo/j(Theos) meaning "God" and kra/tein (cratein) meaning "to rule." Theocracy is the civil rule of God, or the belief in government by divine guidance. The powerful Majority Leader of the United States House of Representatives, Tom DeLay (R-TX) embodies government by divine guidance: He [God] is using me, all the time, everywhere, to stand up for a biblical worldview in everything that I do and everywhere I am....
  • Scary Stuff: Venom Against Conservative Christians (Discussed on Rush Limbaugh)

    05/02/2005 10:59:31 AM PDT · by Bombardier · 61 replies · 2,217+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 2 May 2005 | Stanley Kurtz
    Harper’s Magazine’s May cover stories about “The Christian Right’s War On America,” frightened me, although not the way Harper’s meant them to. I fear these stories could mark the beginning of a systematic campaign of hatred directed at traditional Christians. Whether this is what Harper’s intends, I cannot say. But regardless of the intention, the effect seems clear. The phrase “campaign of hatred” is a strong one, and I worry about amplifying an already dangerous dynamic of recrimination on both sides of the culture wars. I don’t doubt that conservatives, Christian and otherwise, are sometimes guilty of rhetorical excess. Yet...
  • Why I'm Rooting for the Religious Right

    05/04/2005 9:30:26 PM PDT · by Unam Sanctam · 160 replies · 2,689+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | May 5, 2005 | James Taranto
    I am not a Christian, or even a religious believer, and my opinions on social issues are decidedly middle-of-the-road. So why do I find myself rooting for the "religious right"? I suppose it is because I am put off by self-righteousness, closed-mindedness, and contempt for democracy and pluralism--all of which characterize the opposition to the religious right. One can disagree with religious conservatives on abortion, gay rights, school prayer, creationism and any number of other issues, and still recognize that they have good reason to feel disfranchised. This isn't the same as the oft-heard complaint of "anti-Christian bigotry," which is...
  • "Dominionist" Fantasies

    05/04/2005 3:40:53 PM PDT · by AZ_Cowboy · 17 replies · 968+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 5/4/05 | Anthony Williams
    "Dominionist" Fantasies By Anthony Williams FrontPageMagazine.com | May 4, 2005 “This may be the darkest time in our history.” These were the words of Bob Edgar, General Secretary of the National Council of Churches (NCC) at a two-day conference at the City University of New York this past weekend, referring to the “threat” of religious fundamentalism. But in a world where Islamism currently represents the greatest persecutor of human rights and freedoms, Edgar wasn’t referring to public stonings, forced marriages, forced gender segregation, honor killings, or female genital mutilation throughout the Islamic Middle East. In a conference entitled, “Examining the...
  • The Left's 'Dominionist' Demons

    05/05/2005 10:57:30 AM PDT · by Lindykim · 20 replies · 970+ views
    Christian Underground ^ | May 5, 2005 | Don Feder
    Since the founding of the Moral Majority in the late 1970s, the Left has been obsessed with conservative Christians. This fixation is driven by fear, loathing, and old-fashioned opportunism. Hatred of traditional Christians is as old as H.L. Mencken (who, by the way, didn't have the warm fuzzies for blacks or Jews either). In recent decades, the Left has come to see evangelical Christians as the principal obstacle to the realization of its social agenda, hence the embodiment of evil. Correspondingly, attacks on "fundamentalists" have grown increasingly shrill. Even so, the rhetoric of the past two weeks has taken the...
  • Scary Stuff (There’s A Real Venom On The Left Against Conservative Christians)

    04/28/2005 6:17:39 AM PDT · by MisterRepublican · 58 replies · 1,637+ views
    National Review Online ^ | April 28, 2005 | Stanley Kurtz
    Harper’s Magazine’s May cover stories about “The Christian Right’s War On America,” frightened me, although not the way Harper’s meant them to. I fear these stories could mark the beginning of a systematic campaign of hatred directed at traditional Christians. Whether this is what Harper’s intends, I cannot say. But regardless of the intention, the effect seems clear. The phrase “campaign of hatred” is a strong one, and I worry about amplifying an already dangerous dynamic of recrimination on both sides of the culture wars. I don’t doubt that conservatives, Christian and otherwise, are sometimes guilty of rhetorical excess. Yet...
  • Early warning shots-- the War against Religion...

    05/06/2005 3:43:52 AM PDT · by backhoe · 154 replies · 5,149+ views
    various FR links & stories | 05-06-05 | the heavy equipment guy
     Early warning shots-- the War against Religion......developing:  The Left's 'Dominionist' Demons -- As near as I can tell, "Dominionism" is the Left's version of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. A big lie used to justify bigotry and irrational hatred.    "Dominionist" Fantasies     Why I'm Rooting for the Religious Right -- The professional haters of the "religious right" are a bunch of narrow-minded, doctrinaire bigots     Scary Stuff: Venom Against Conservative Christians (Discussed on Rush Limbaugh) more-- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1395264/posts    The Rise of the Religious Right in the Republican Party(Moonbat Warning!)  http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1395231/posts    Dominionist Domination: The Left runs...
  • Dear Mr. President! Now that the Election is Over....(JB Williams newest!)

    01/09/2005 9:45:05 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 1 replies · 324+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | JANUARY 10, 2005 | JB WILLIAMS
    I was asked many times throughout the campaign season, why I rarely criticized the Bush administration in my writings. Like everyone else in America, I had to take a side in the race, and unlike O’Reilly or Savage, who also voted for Bush, I saw no benefit in shooting at my own guy…My answer is just that simple and self-serving. Like everyone else, I had an agenda. Not so much the re-election of the Bush administration, as the defeat of socialist anti-America minded Democrats who in my opinion threaten America’s future more than any outside enemy today. The sad part...
  • Australian Opposition Party Pledges to Outlaw Religious 'Vilification'

    09/15/2004 2:53:27 AM PDT · by kattracks · 7 replies · 1,081+ views
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | 9/15/04 | Patrick Goodenough
    Pacific Rim Bureau (CNSNews.com) - Australia's Labor opposition has pledged to pass legislation outlawing religious vilification if it wins national elections next month. Such a move would expand nationwide the type of controversial law already in place in one Australian state. Critics say that law has been abused to target Christians. Under the state of Victoria's three-year-old Racial and Religious Tolerance Act of 2001, Muslims have taken Christian pastors before a legal tribunal accusing them of vilifying Islam. Pagans also have taken action under the law against Christians who were publicly critical of witchcraft. Now the Labor Party has...
  • Muslims publish 'Jesus' ad

    03/24/2004 7:07:41 AM PST · by missyme · 44 replies · 470+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | March 24 th,2004
    A controversial Islamic lobby group has published an ad in California newspapers seeking to win acceptance with the message that Muslims "respect and revere Jesus" as do Christians. The ad by the Southern California office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, is headlined "More In Common Than You Think," with a photograph of the old city of Jerusalem. CAIR has launched an advertising campaign called "Islam in America," which in the wake of tensions resulting from the 9-11 terrorist attacks aims to dispel stereotypes and portray Muslims as ordinary citizens who love their country. The "Jesus" ad, quoting...