Latest Articles: Religion
5 Great Moments in History That Could Teach Christian Zealots Important Lessons
Post Date: 2012-03-04 23:13:55 by Brian S
Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum says John F. Kennedys strong defense of church-state separation makes him want to throw up. His rival on the campaign trail, Newt Gingrich, frequently knocks secular elites who supposedly yearn to tear down Americas great Christian heritage. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney, a Mormon whose faith is not well understood by many Americans, would seem likely to benefit from an embrace of church-state separation, but fear of angering Religious Right voters keeps him from doing it. It seems these days that a lot of public figures are wary of endorsing the separation of church and state. They shouldnt be: The principle ...
Report Finds Mosques Flourishing Across U.S.
Post Date: 2012-02-29 18:21:09 by Brian S
WASHINGTON Mosques are taking root across the United States at a tremendous rate, but theres no proof that radicalism is brewing among young Muslim Americans, a report published Wednesday says. The US Mosque Survey 2011 counted 2,106 mosques in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia, up 74 percent from 2000 the year before the September 11 attacks when 1,209 mosques were counted. Some 192 mosques are in the greater New York City area, and 120 in southern California, but there are as many as 166 in Texas, 118 in Florida, and even two in Montana where fewer than one percent of the population is non-Christian. Over the past decade, the total ...
Religion Is Not the Enemy
Post Date: 2012-02-21 06:51:03 by CZ82
Religion Is Not the Enemy By Philip F. Lawler from the February 2012 issue A remarkable agnostic, Maarcello Pera, explains why. Why We Should Call Ourselves Christians: The Religious Roots of Free Societies By Marcello Pera (Encounter Books, 224 pages, $23.95) You were taught that pious platitude that you can't judge a book by its cover. But the truth is that usually you can. This one, for instance, looked easy. You read the title: Why We Should Call Ourselves Christians. You saw that the preface is written by Pope Benedict XVI. You could already guess what you would find on the inside pages. And you would be wrong. The author, Marcello Pera, is not an evangelist or theologian ...
Vatican 'knew of widespread abuse'
Post Date: 2012-02-16 13:16:24 by lucysmom
A day after the emergence of a report on the rape of nuns by priests, the Roman Catholic Aid Agency, Cafod, has confirmed that it showed the Vatican the report seven years ago. The leaked report said that priests and missionaries across several continents were forcing nuns to have sex with them. On Tuesday, the Vatican confirmed that such abuse had been taking place, but denied that it was so widespread. The vatican says it will investigate internally Among the abuses detailed is the case of a nun being forced to have an abortion by the priest who impregnated her. She later died and he officiated at her requiem mass. Also cited is the case of a mother superior who repeatedly complained ...
Virginia Moves forward To Let Agencies Bar Gay Adoption [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2012-02-09 18:23:09 by Murron
Virginia Moves forward To Let Agencies Bar Gay Adoption The Virginia state Senate passed legislation Thursday allowing private adoption agencies to deny placements that conflict with their religious or moral beliefs, including opposition to homosexuality. The mostly party-line 22-18 vote virtually ensures the Republican-backed bill will become law. The House of Delegates has an identical version of the bill and Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell says he will sign it. Virginia would become just the second state with such a law, which supporters said was modeled after North Dakota's. State Sen. Jeffrey McWaters, a Republican from Virginia Beach, said his "conscience clause" bill ...
Israeli talk show make fun of Jesus and Mary
Post Date: 2012-02-06 00:25:17 by Ferret Mike
At prayer breakfast, Obama says Christian faith guides his policies
Post Date: 2012-02-02 14:46:52 by Ferret Mike
VIDEO -- : President Obama speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast, said his policy arguments stem from his interpretation of his Christian faith. For the wealthy to give up tax breaks, he says, is simply following the scriptural mandate: 'To whom much is given, much shall be required.' Obama, speaking to 3,000 people at the Washington Hilton, used passages from the Bible to make the case that his push for a more equitable economy is rooted in a long-honored value system. And he suggested that his proposal to increase taxes on wealthier Americans is consistent with the teachings of Jesus. For me, as a Christian, it also coincides with Jesuss teaching that ...
Obama’s war on religion declared (Catholics riot in DC)
Post Date: 2012-01-31 10:12:02 by hondo68
Obamacares contraception crusade plays Catholics for fools, but is really designed to show his Federal govts supremacy over religious groups but its a slippery slope for America. In politics, the timing is often the message. On Jan. 20 three days before the annual March for Life the Obama administration announced its final decision that Catholic universities, hospitals and charities will be compelled to pay for health insurance that covers sterilization, contraceptives and abortifacients. Preparing for the march, Catholic students gathered for Mass at Verizon Center. The faithful held vigil at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Knights ...
Why Liberalism Will Die by its Own Hand
Post Date: 2012-01-24 06:55:41 by CZ82
Why Liberalism Will Die by its Own Hand On the eve of 39th anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. Wade pro-abortion decision, the Obama administration has mandated that many church-affiliated institutions will have to cover free birth control for employees. This does not mean that Christians will have to get abortions. Keep this in mind as you read the rest of this article. Not only is Obama the food stamp president, the unemployment president, the no drilling for oil here president, the pro-homosexual military president, he is now the abortion president. What Im about to write may seem inappropriate given the tragedy of abortion. Sometimes when people are confronted with the ...
Black Pastors Accuse Ultra-Liberal Southern Poverty Law Center of Bigotry
Post Date: 2012-01-21 18:32:48 by CZ82
Black Pastors Accuse Ultra-Liberal Southern Poverty Law Center of Bigotry A coalition of African-American pastors and pro-family Christian and Jewish leaders held a press conference outside the headquarters of the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Alabama, to protest the SPLCs smearing of pro-family groups that oppose homosexual activism as hate groups. The SPLC has been co-opted by a Leftist, pro-homosexual, anti-Christian agenda. If you dont agree with the SPLC leftist litmus test, then you are a de facto hate group. With its new definition of what constitutes a hate group, the SPLC has become a fund-raising machine. Its no wonder that ...
Buddhist Temple Breaks Ground in Springfield, MO
Post Date: 2012-01-14 17:25:20 by Ferret Mike
(Springfield, MO) -- A local religious community is expanding its space in Springfield with a new building. It's not a mega-church, synagogue or mosque, it's a Buddhist temple. Springfield doesn't have a large Buddhist population. In fact, until a few years ago it was difficult to find a temple around here. Buddhists created a temporary place for prayer. And now, they're making a more permanent structure to welcome their religion. "We always want to keep our culture and tradition. It's the main part of our life," said Lieu Boatner, who goes to temple. This day marks the start of a future steeped in a respect of the past for Springfield's Buddhist and ...
Obama Sees the Light! Rick Perry Brings Barry to Jesus!
Post Date: 2011-12-12 10:35:49 by Happy Quanzaa
President Barack Obama with first lady Michelle Obama, left, and their daughters Sasha and Malia, right, walkfrom the White House in Washington to attend a Sunday service at nearby St. John's Church, Sunday,Dec. 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) "Take that, ye governors alleging a war on religion." wrote Todd Gillman of the Dallas Morning News in his pool report of the White House after reporting President Obama's remarks for the 'Christmas in Washington' special at the White House. Gilman was referring to Texas Governor Rick Perry's recent campaign ad vowing to end Obama's "war on religion. President Obama publicly attended church on Sunday, ...
The History of Zionism & Judaism
Post Date: 2011-12-11 15:36:17 by lucysmom
The Jewish people, from its inception, has been unique by its identity as a religious entity. Through the centuries its religious character had been a premise agreed upon by Jews and non-Jews alike. Our faith demands as the fundamental condition for recognition as a Jew, belief and adherence to the word of G-d, as was revealed to our forefathers on Mount Sinai. This is in itself, according to the tenets of the Jewish religion, sufficient to fulfill the definition of a Jew. Our religious and traditional history bears no aspect of racism. Hence, one of non-Jewish origin is capable of being proselytized and attaining the same status as a born Jew. Conversely, one of Jewish birth who does not ...
Video Game's Message to Kids: Convert or Kill Non-Christians
Post Date: 2011-12-05 15:01:54 by Ferret Mike
THE NEWS: Want to kill off thousands of New Yorkers in the name of God? No problem. There's a video game on the market that will let you do just that. THE PROVOCATION: Need more proof that the religious right is interested in forcibly imposing its views on the rest of the nation? They've happily provided it in the form of this video game. It's called Left Behind: Eternal Forces, but I've got a better name for it: Immoral Combat. In this game, the United Nations is a villainous tool of Satan and peacekeepers are the enemy. Who are the heroes? Warmongers, crusaders and the like. So much for turning the other cheek. The cover carries a picture of two he-men with expressions ...
Progressive Thanksgiving Prayer: Blessing of the Taxes
Post Date: 2011-11-26 07:42:08 by Happy Quanzaa
This year's secular Thanksgiving prayer was written by the People's Economist Professor Kurgman, PhD,PhD,PhD As much as I abhor Christianity, I occasionally attend progressive churches in my community - as long as the pastor expounds on socialism and its variants like environmental causes, and the rights of the oppressed masses of gays, wymyn, African-Americans, Palestinians, Hugo Chavez, and Hezbollah. Our local pastor, thank Lenin, rarely talks about anything else. He even asked me, a Marxist, to compose a prayer for this week's Thanksgiving sermon. Now, everybody knows that Thanksgiving observance does nothing more than perpetuate the Holocaust of the Native American. What ...
Instructions for Proper Arrangement of Deck Chairs on the U.S.S. ('Too Big To Sink') Titanic
Post Date: 2011-11-14 19:50:44 by Capitalist Eric
As the U.S.S. Titanic [American Empire] steams full speed ahead for New York harbor [the November 6, 2012 elections], we find no need to provide a deck chair for Captain Barack Hussein Obama. He has no desire to socialize with deck-chair scum. Captain Obama is having too much fun socializing with his most prominent first class passengers [Wall Street], while criticizing his opponents for ignoring the second-class passengers and scuttling the third-class passengers he himself is about to imprison below deck. The captain realizes his first-class cigar partners are really in charge, so why not just enjoy the perks. Missus Michelle is having too much fun lording it over the ladies, so he can ...
Retirement for doomsday predictor Harold Camping?
Post Date: 2011-11-03 16:29:53 by Ferret Mike
The business of predicting the end of the world is a lot like baseball: Three strikes and you're out. At least that's according to The Christian Post, which reports that controversial Christian leader Harold Camping has retired after three failed doomsday predictions. The self-styled Biblical scholar based in Oakland has thrice predicted the world's end. First, in 1994. Then, on May 21 of this year. And again on Oct. 21. It is estimated by Camping's own staff that more than $100 million has been spent trying to wake the world up to his Biblical predictions. But, clearly, the world did not end. And Camping and his followers -- including many who reportedly sold all their ...
Gaffney: Rise of Sharia Law Will Bring War to the Middle East
Post Date: 2011-10-26 18:03:47 by CZ82
Gaffney: Rise of Sharia Law Will Bring War to the Middle East Monday, 24 Oct 2011 06:56 PM By Martin Gould and Kathleen Walter War is on its way in the Middle East as Muslim countries are determined to force a showdown over the future of Israel, Ronald Reagans assistant defense secretary Frank Gaffney warned in an exclusive Newsmax.TV interview. Im afraid theres a war coming, a very serious, perhaps cataclysmic regional war, he said. It will be presumably over, at least in part, the future existence of the state of Israel. It may involve all of its neighbors, as they have in the past, attacking Israel to try, as they say, to drive the Jews into the ...
Segregation in Brooklyn: Women Must Ride in Back of "Jewish" Bus
Post Date: 2011-10-24 18:52:05 by Brian S
More than half a century after Rosa Parks refused to sit in the back of a bus, a so-called "Jewish bus" in Brooklyn requires that all women sit in the back. Now there is a question of whether the bus operators can continue the discriminatory practice. The New York World reports that the B110 bus operates between the neighborhoods of Williamsburg and Borough Park, which are both heavily populated with Orthodox and Hasidic Jews. Hasidic tradition bans physical contact between men and women, so it was decided that men would sit up front, women relegated to the back. While the B110 looks like a regular New York City bus and is open to all members of the public, it is actually a ...
When did the U.S. government pass a law dictating the Separation of Church and State? Where can this law be found?
Post Date: 2011-10-23 21:18:11 by Murron
When did the U.S. government pass a law dictating the Separation of Church and State? Where can this law be found? As the concept is commonly understood today, the government has never passed a law implementing the "separation of church and state." The First Amendment simply states "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." Over the years, however, the Supreme Court and lower federal courts have reinterpreted this amendment in many ways. This reinterpretation of the Constitution has in effect become the law supposedly dictating the "separation of church and state." Let's ...
Herman Cain Says Jesus Was ‘a Perfect Conservative’ Who Was Condemned By a ‘Liberal Court’
Post Date: 2011-10-21 06:41:57 by CZ82
Herman Cain Says Jesus Was a Perfect Conservative Who Was Condemned By a Liberal Court Posted on October 20, 2011 at 10:06am by Billy Hallowell Last December, GOP presidential contender Herman Cain penned an interesting article about Jesus Christ that has been resurrected (no pun intended) and is getting some attention in the blogosphere. Published just five days before Christmas, the piece claims that Jesus was a perfect conservative and that he
changed the world for the better. In his article, Cain goes on to explain, though, the reasons why he believes that to be true. He writes: He helped the poor without one government program. ...
Obamacare Reg Would Force Religious Employers to Provide Abortifacients
Post Date: 2011-10-16 10:41:43 by CZ82
Hatch: Obamacare Reg Would Force Religious Employers to Provide Abortifacients By Erick Hamme October 12, 2011 (CNSNews.com) - Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), said Tuesday that a regulation the Obama administration has proposed under the new health-care law enated last year would require religious employers to provide their workers with abortifacients, which are drugs that kill an unborn child. He also said that what he perceived as Obamacare's threat to individual liberty was "one of the most serious issues weve ever seen in the history of this Republic. At an event sponsored by the Heritage Foundation, CNSNews.com asked Hatch: The U.S. Conference of Catholic ...
Survey Shows U.S. Religious Tolerance
Post Date: 2011-10-15 14:09:21 by Ferret Mike
Although a majority of Americans say religion is very important to them, nearly three-quarters of them say they believe that many faiths besides their own can lead to salvation, according to a survey by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. The report, the U.S. Religious Landscape Survey, reveals a broad trend toward tolerance and an ability among many Americans to hold beliefs that might contradict the doctrines of their professed faiths. For example, 70 percent of Americans affiliated with a religion or denomination said they agreed that many religions can lead to eternal life, including majorities among Protestants and Catholics. Among evangelical Christians, 57 ...
Arabs and Muslims carve a place in the US
Post Date: 2011-10-15 14:02:51 by Ferret Mike
Islamophobia has increased in the US and Europe but some Muslim activists believe they will eventually be accepted, just like the Irish and other immigrant groups who had to struggle for their place in American society [GALLO/GETTY] "USA! USA!" chanted the mob of hundreds as it tried to march towards Bridgeview's Mosque Foundation just southwest of Chicago. It was September 12, 2001, one day after the attacks that brought down the World Trade Center towers 800 miles to the east in New York City. Had it not been for the police, Muslims in Bridgeview feared the attempted protest against their place of worship would have led to violence, and their mosque that was founded in ...
Hertz suspends 34 Muslim workers for praying on the job
Post Date: 2011-10-08 05:44:17 by Ferret Mike
The Hertz car rental agency has indefinitely suspended 34 Somali Muslim shuttle drivers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport for praying during the workday. Customers stand in the lobby of a Hertz car rental location in New York, N.Y., in April 2010. Hertz has suspended 34 Muslim workers at its Seattle-Takoma International Airport location for praying while on the clock. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images) The Hertz car rental agency has indefinitely suspended 34 Somali Muslim shuttle drivers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport for praying during the workday, The Associated Press reports. The workers union, Teamsters Local 117, has responded by filing an unfair-labor-practices ...
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