Latest Articles: Religion
Many Americans expect Jesus' return by 2050
Post Date: 2010-06-23 14:56:40 by Skip Intro
Many Americans expect Jesus' return by 2050 Poll finds 41% of Americans expect Jesus' Second Coming in next 40 years; most fear nuclear terrorism A new survey finds that Americans are divided over whether they believe Jesus Christ will return by the year 2050. Among respondents to the survey by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press and Smithsonian Magazine, 41% said they expect Jesus' Second Coming in the next 40 years, while 46 percent said it probably or definitely won't happen. The poll suggests that 58 percent of white evangelicals believe Jesus will return by 2050 compared to only 32 percent of Catholics, and respondents with no college education ...
New Agers, Neo-Pagans See Stonehenge Solstice
Post Date: 2010-06-21 23:42:55 by Brian S
SALISBURY, England (AP) -- About 20,000 New Agers and neo-pagans cavorted with delight this morning to mark the summer solstice as a bright early morning sun rose above the ancient Stonehenge formation. Drums, tambourines, and cheers reverberated in the background. The event typically draws thousands of alternative-minded revelers to the monument to party all night as they wait for dawn at the Heel Stone. That's a pockmarked pillar just outside the circle proper, which aligns with the rising sun. Unlike previous years, when the sunrise has been obscured by clouds, the bright sun bathed the monument in orange and gold today. Simon Banton, a 45-year-old education volunteer for English ...
Ted Haggard Predicts End Of Religious Right
Post Date: 2010-06-18 12:04:40 by Brian S
Ted Haggard sounds quite visionary in his recent Twitter comments. He predicts the end of the Religious Right and the start of what he calls the Love Reformation. Hes also working on a book proposal about the love reformation he sees Haggardcoming. Another theme of Haggards tweets is his questioning what he sees as judgment in churches. I thank God he forgives me, saves me, redeems me, fills me, and loves me, he says. I thank God he doesnt do it the way most churches do. THE GREAT DECEPTION: On the outside of our building, we say we are a hospital, but when people get inside, they see its a courthouse. In this ...
The ugly truth about Helen Thomas
Post Date: 2010-06-16 19:33:40 by Mad Dog
Everyone is talking about Helen Thomas' career suicide a few days ago, in which she menacingly invited the Jews to return to the killing fields of Poland. When asked by a rabbi what she thought of Israel, she replied that they (the Jews) should get the h--- out of "Palestine" and go "home" to Germany and Poland, among other Edens. Quite a few things to unpack in those statements: For one thing, Thomas is signaling quite clearly that she rejects the U.N.-approved state of Israel, and that 62 years of history needs to be rolled back. Then, chillingly, she fairly cackled that the Israelis should return to the scenes of The Destruction. I actually heard a patron at a ...
Muslim Student Union members shocked by suspension
Post Date: 2010-06-15 17:48:48 by WhiteSands
IRVINE UC Irvine's Muslim Student Union members say a year-long suspension came as a shock and that the university's action would deny Muslim students a sense of community, according to a statement released Monday afternoon. Suspending the MSU would undoubtedly create a chilling effect and deprive Muslim students -- both current and incoming -- of a place where they can develop a sense of community with one another and with the broader UCI campus community, said incoming MSU President Asaad Traina. Depriving Muslim students a venue to associate jeopardizes their rights under the First Amendment and is an act of marginalization at a time when Muslim students ...
Late term Abortion - yes or no?
Post Date: 2010-06-12 15:35:42 by Jethro Tull
Simple question. Should it be allowed or not. No exceptions for any reason. Put me in as a firm NO! It's barbaric.
Berating driver uses school bus as 'bully' pulpit "Stupid little biogoted" grade schooler
Post Date: 2010-06-04 15:43:47 by HAPPY2BME-ONLF
Berating driver uses school bus as 'bully' pulpit An Indiana school bus driver and her school district are targeted by a lawsuit alleging harassment directed at a Christian student. In November 2008, a Christian at Carmel High School was engaged in a conversation with school bus driver Betty Campbell on homosexuality and homosexual marriage when the driver berated the girl, Rachael Zimmer, for her Christian-based stance. When the girl's father complained, he was told that the driver's behavior fell within the scope of her employment. The Zimmer family has now sued Carmel Clay Schools. Micah Clark of the American Family Association of Indiana tells ...
Nancy Pelosi: The Word made flesh
Post Date: 2010-06-01 21:46:38 by HAPPY2BME-ONLF
Nancy Pelosi: The Word made flesh
Vatican Sex Abuse Defense: 'Bishops Aren't Employees'
Post Date: 2010-06-01 06:35:08 by 3-Dee
The Vatican will make its most detailed defense yet against claims that it is liable for U.S. bishops who allowed priests to molest children on Monday. The defense says bishops are not its employees and that a 1962 Vatican document did not require them to keep quiet, The Associated Press has learned. The Vatican will make the arguments in a motion to dismiss a federal lawsuit on jurisdictional grounds filed in Louisville, Ky., but it could affect other efforts to sue the Holy See. The Vatican's U.S. attorney, Jeffrey Lena, said it will include a response to claims that the 1962 document "Crimen Sollicitationis" Latin for "crimes of solicitation" ...
Bourbon tasting bill defeated in Kentucky House, passes in Senate
Post Date: 2010-05-26 15:23:48 by Fred Mertz
FRANKFORT, Ky. - The House on Wednesday killed a bill aimed at helping to promote one of the state's signature industries, the bourbon industry. The Senate, however, passed its own version of the tasting bill 32-3 on Wednesday. The House gave that bill a first reading and sent it to the Licensing and Occupations Committee. House Bill 6 would have allowed Kentucky's bourbon distillers to set up sampling booths at conventions and special events, including the World Equestrian Games in Lexington in September. The measure was voted down 51-43. Because it contained a clause making it effective immediately, it needed 51 yes votes to pass. "I don't know (what ...
CAIR to Pakistan terror suspects: Clam up, D.C.-based 'front group' also advises mosques against helping FBI
Post Date: 2010-05-26 01:54:04 by WhiteSands
A new Council on American-Islamic Relations notice to members advising them against cooperating with the FBI belies the group's long-held argument that the FBI should restore relations with the group to help agents locate terrorists in the Muslim community. The FBI severed ties to the so-called Muslim civil-rights group after prosecutors in 2007 implicated it in a criminal scheme to funnel millions of dollars to Hamas suicide bombers and their families. A federal grand jury in Washington is actively investigating CAIR. The Washington-based nonprofit group last week issued an advisory warning to its Muslim members that the FBI was interrogating "members of the Pakistani-American ...
GOP-Linked Punk Rock Ministry Says Executing Gays Is ‘Moral’
Post Date: 2010-05-25 11:43:13 by Brian S
You Can Run But You Cannot Hide, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit ministry that brings its hard rock gospel into public schools, has been deepening its long-running ties to the Republican Party of Minnesota. Long a cause célèbre for Rep. Michele Bachmann, who has twice lent her name to the groups fundraising efforts, You Can Run (YCR) had a booth at the GOP convention in April, and the groups frontman, Bradlee Dean, reports that gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer recently accepted an invitation to visit with him at Deans home. But recent controversial statements by Dean that Muslim countries calling for the execution of gays and lesbians are more moral ...
Alabama Evangelist Anthony Hopkins Gets Life For Dead Wife In Freezer
Post Date: 2010-05-21 21:17:34 by Skip Intro
Alabama Evangelist Anthony Hopkins Gets Life For Dead Wife In Freezer MOBILE, Ala. An Alabama evangelist who authorities say terrorized his family while preaching at revivals has been sentenced to life plus 51 years in prison after being convicted of killing his wife and storing her body in a home freezer. Circuit Judge John Lockett imposed the sentence Thursday on Anthony Hopkins, 39, who showed no remorse during the proceeding. He got the maximum sentence of life for murder and additional time for convictions including sodomy and sexual abuse. Assistant District Attorney Ashley Rich called Hopkins "evil of the worst kind." She said he taught the eight children in ...
Tea Party leader Mark Williams says Muslims worship a 'monkey god', blasts Ground Zero mosque
Post Date: 2010-05-20 08:50:27 by war
A National Tea Party leader protesting a proposed mosque near Ground Zero set off a firestorm of anger Wednesday by saying that Muslims worship "the terrorists' monkey god." Mark Williams, chairman of the Tea Party Express, blogged about the 13-story mosque and Islamic cultural center planned at Park Place and Broadway, calling it a monument to the 9/11 terrorists. "The monument would consist of a Mosque for the worship of the terrorists' monkey-god," Williams, a frequent guest on CNN, wrote on his Web site. His statements drew a sharp rebuke from City Hall and the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a national Muslim civil rights and advocacy group. ...
New Yorkers Outraged By Muslim Group's Plan To Build Grand Mosque Near Ground Zero
Post Date: 2010-05-17 18:14:49 by Brian S
New York, May 17 (ANI): An Islamic group's plan for converting a damaged building two blocks from the Ground Zero pit where the World Trade Towers once stood, into a grand multimillion dollar mosque, has met with shock and outrage in New York. There is still a possibility though that the project might be put off sine die due to lack of funding. The Cordoba Initiative, a sister organisation of the American Society for Muslim Advancement and the organisation that conceived the idea for the mosque, is already under the scanner for what could be partial disclosure of assets. Feisal Abdul Rauf, a debonair and media-savvy imam and his wife Daisy Khan, helm the project, but thus far the ...
John C. Hagee: Why Christian Zionists Really Support Israel
Post Date: 2010-05-14 14:28:37 by Brian S
On May 23, pastors, ministers and priests at more than 1,500 churches in all 50 states and over 50 foreign countries will dedicate their Sunday services to teaching the importance of Christian support for Israel. On that day the second annual Christians United for Israel Sunday church leaders will speak to their congregants about Gods enduring covenant with Abraham and the Jewish people, including Gods promise in Genesis 12:3 that He will bless those who bless Israel. Worshippers will learn about the tragedies of Jewish history. Christian leaders will speak the truth about our culpability and silence during the Holocaust, pogroms and Crusades. The message at ...
Ted Haggard, Colo. Pastor Ousted by Gay Affair, Forms New Church
Post Date: 2010-05-12 21:28:34 by Brian S
(May 12) -- Four years after resigning from church leadership amid a gay sex scandal, evangelical preacher Ted Haggard has taken a first step toward resurrecting a ministry by incorporating a new church. The St. James Church is located in Colorado Springs, the same city where Haggard founded New Life Church 26 years ago. Haggard was forced to resign as senior pastor of the 14,000-member megachurch in 2006, when it became public that he had been involved with a male prostitute. In April, Haggard's wife, Gayle, registered St. James Church as a nonprofit located at their home address on Old Ranch Road, according to documents filed with the Colorado secretary of state's office. ...
Christian Leader Tells ‘Rentboy’ Not To Talk To The Press
Post Date: 2010-05-07 11:48:55 by Brian S
Revealed: Florida AG paid $60,000 for Rekers' testimony against gay adoptions The case of a Christian leader who claims the male prostitute he hired to accompany him on a ten-day European vacation was only along to carry his luggage grew more complex on Thursday, as Family Research Council cofounder and anti-gay activist George Alan Rekers threatened to bring a lawsuit for defamation against the Miami New Times. The New Times, which originally broke the story of Rekers' trip on Tuesday, quickly struck back by revealing that Rekers has been advising his traveling companion, "Lucien," to keep quiet about their encounter. In addition, it was reported early on Friday that ...
Radical Muslim group run by Israeli Jews
Post Date: 2010-05-01 14:28:16 by mininggold
Radical Muslim group run by Israeli Jews! The Radical "Muslim" Group That Threatened South Park Creators Was Founded and Run by Joseph Cohen, a Former Israeli Radical Who Used to Live in a Settlement in the West Bank. Fundamentalist Jews who pretend to be Radical Muslims, a growing problem... American Everyman Jon Stewart, shame on you. Youre a propaganda spewing puppet and youre no better than Glenn Beck. South Park ran an unedited image of Muhammad in 2001 in an episode called Super Best Friends
and nothing happened. In fact, the episode had been on the South Park website for viewing at any time for the past few years (they just removed ...
Doubt cast on Noah's ark found in Turkey
Post Date: 2010-04-29 15:29:08 by Skip Intro
Doubt cast on Noah's ark found in Turkey A group of Chinese and Turkish explorers announced this week they are '99.9 percent' sure of their discovery on Mt. Ararat. While Noah's ark found in Turkey would bolster Bible literalists, an American ark-hunter says the latest discovery could be a hoax. A longtime ark-hunter has serious doubts about this weeks announcement that Noahs ark was found in eastern Turkey. A Chinese-Turkish team from Noah's Ark Ministries International held a press conference April 25 in Hong Kong to present their findings and say they were 99 percent sure that pieces of wood found at above 12,000-feet elevation and dated as ...
Is Religious Right’s Star Ex-Muslim a Serial Liar?
Post Date: 2010-04-28 19:50:13 by Skip Intro
Is Religious Rights Star Ex-Muslim a Serial Liar? Dr. Ergun Caner, the president of Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, has been a rising star on the Religious Right, entertaining audiences at major Religious Right gatherings with his hip, irreverent stories about his upbringing as a radical Muslim and his conversion to Christianity. Just this week, his story was featured on Focus on the Familys broadcast, From Jihad to Jesus. Turns out, according to a growing chorus of critics many of them Southern Baptists and other Christians Caner has apparently been lying for years about his childhood and his life story. Its hard to even summarize the ...
Army Withdraws Franklin Graham Pentagon Prayer Day Invitation After He Describes Islam As “Evil” And “Wicked.”
Post Date: 2010-04-22 17:32:34 by Brian S
ARLINGTON, Va. The Army has disinvited Franklin Graham to speak at the Pentagon on National Prayer Day after a military advocacy group objected because Graham has reportedly described Islam as evil and wicked. I regret that the Army felt it was necessary to rescind their invitation to the National Day of Prayer Task Force to participate in the Pentagons special prayer service, Graham said in a statement on Thursday. I want to express my strong support for the United States military and all our troops. I will continue to pray that God will give them guidance, wisdom and protection as they serve this great country. Graham was expected ...
US, Mexican cardinals sued over priest sex abuse
Post Date: 2010-04-21 03:19:09 by WhiteSands
LOS ANGELES A Mexican citizen is suing Catholic cardinals in Mexico City and Los Angeles, accusing them of purposely hiding the background of a Mexican priest accused of sexually abusing dozens of children. The suit, filed in a Los Angeles federal court on behalf of an unidentified Mexican man, charges that US cardinal Roger Mahony and Mexican cardinal Norberto Rivera intentionally covered up a pattern of child sex abuse by former priest Nicolas Aguilar. Judges in California have already twice rejected claims against Rivera and Mahony, saying a Mexican cannot sue another Mexican in a US court. The latest filing however is based on a 1789 law that allows non-citizens to sue in US ...
YEMEN: Islamic lawmaker decries child marriage ban as part of 'Western agenda'
Post Date: 2010-04-18 21:49:03 by WhiteSands
April 18, 2010 | 10:27 am Al-Hazmi The recent death of 13-year old Yemeni child bride Elham Assi, who reportedly bled to death last week after being tied down and forced to have sex with her 23-year-old husband, has sparked outrage among rights activists in Yemen. They are now stepping up their lobbying efforts to push for the implementation of a child marriage ban. But that may prove a daunting challenge since fierce opposition against a ban on child brides still runs high among some religious leaders and conservatives. Sheik Mohammed Hamzi, an official of the Islamist Yemeni opposition party Islaah and the imam of the Al-Rahman mosque in the Yemeni capital of Sana, is one of those ...
Is Being “Americanized” a Capital Crime in America For Muslim Women?
Post Date: 2010-04-17 18:43:29 by WhiteSands
Her mother was in on the honor/horror killing; her brother and a paternal relative knew about it if not in advance then immediately afterward. Her brother, Ali, had begun to call his sister vile names. Ali also believed that she had dishonored the family. Her own mother, Seham, viewed her daughter as dirty, as someone who was living with a dirty woman, a liar. She even told her daughter that she was no longer her mother that the dirty woman was now her mother. My main question: Will the Arizona police haul in Seham and Ali as accomplices to this honor/horror killing? European courts have begun to do just ...
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