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Obama Sends Ramadan Wishes
Post Date: 2010-08-11 17:48:49 by Brian S
US President Barack Obama on Wednesday offered best wishes to Muslims in the United States and around the world as they observe the holy fasting month of Ramadan. "All of us must remember that the world we want to build -- and the changes that we want to make -- must begin in our own hearts, and our own communities," Obama said in a statement released by the White House. The US president said he looked forward to hosting a White House Iftar dinner, the meal that breaks the daily fast. Obama said the rituals of Ramadan "remind us of the principles that we hold in common, and Islam's role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance, and the dignity of all human ...
Religious Right Group: 'No More Mosques in the United States'
Post Date: 2010-08-11 17:32:17 by Brian S
Anti-mosque fever is all the rage nationwide, not just in lower Manhattan. Everyone's doing it! And now the American Family Association, a religious right heavyweight, has taken it to a new level: no more mosques in the United States, period. Bryan Fischer, the AFA's Director of Issue Analysis for Government and Public Policy, has thoroughly analyzed this particular issue of government and public policy and come to the conclusion that mosques are dumb and should be banned. Permits should not be granted to build even one more mosque in the United States of America, let alone the monstrosity planned for Ground Zero. This is for one simple reason: each Islamic mosque is dedicated ...
Mormons Try Rebranding: “We’re Just Like You!”
Post Date: 2010-08-10 22:49:57 by Skip Intro
The Mormons are embracing their inner Mad Men with an extensive TV ad campaign that rebrands the Church of the Latter Day Saints as normal (video below). Lots of churches use advertising, of course, and theres nothing wrong with that, but the uncomfortable subtext here for people of faith is that good brand management often succeeds where the good book on its own fails. The Mormon repositioning is an admission that a central part of its faith the two years of required missionary work that often consists of knocking on strangers doors to share the good news has ruined the churchs corporate image, per the Star Tribune: In a recent study by the ...
God Stopped the Oil Spill
Post Date: 2010-08-06 13:00:58 by Bartcoprules
The oil spill started immediately after Obastard started the crap with Netanyahu and made demands on Israel and it's land. And the spill was uncontainable by man. Then, Obastard softened his position, Netanyahu came back to the States, and they had a nice meeting, and notso many demands were made. Obastard BACKED OFF! Shortly after that, the oil spill stopped. And like a miracle, the oil in the gulf just " dissappeared". --- When anyone takes the time to observe - you can CLEARLY see the hand of G-d working for the people of Israel. He has kept His covenent with them. I believe.
New Chromosome Research Undermines Human-Chimp Similarity Claims
Post Date: 2010-08-05 17:34:54 by WhiteSands
New Chromosome Research Undermines Human-Chimp Similarity Claims by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D., & Brian Thomas, M.S. * A recent high-profile article in the journal Nature released the results of a study with implications that shocked the scientific community because they contradict long-held claims of human-chimp DNA similarity.1 A previous Acts & Facts article showed that much of the research surrounding the often touted claims of 98 percent (or higher) DNA similarity between chimps and humans has been based on flawed and biased research.2 The problem is that the similarity has been uncertain because no one has performed an unbiased and comprehensive DNA similarity study until now. ...
Tim Lahaye, Evangelical Christian Minister, Warns Obama Bringing Us Closer To 'The Apocalypse'
Post Date: 2010-07-28 21:41:41 by Skip Intro
Tim Lahaye, Evangelical Christian Minister, Warns Obama Bringing Us Closer To 'The Apocalypse' Evangelical Christian minister Tim LaHaye says that the policy initiatives put forth by the Obama administration are bringing the country "closer to the apocalypse." LaHaye issued the dire warning in an appearance this week on Mike Huckabee's talk show on Fox News. "Our present president doesn't seem to get it," LaHaye explained. "He doesn't understand that some of the things he's introducing that many of us call 'raw socialism' -- it's a different name, but it's essentially government control and government domination of ...
Jesus' Baptism Site May Soon Be Off Limits
Post Date: 2010-07-22 19:40:51 by Brian S
JERUSALEM, July 22 (Xinhua) -- Some 3,000 years ago, it is said to be the area through which the Israelites first crossed into the Promised Land. Around 2,000 years ago, it is said to be the site at which John baptized Jesus. Today, thousands of pilgrims and tourists drive in buses to the lower reaches of the River Jordan, many of whom choose to dip in the waters they see as holy. That opportunity may soon dry up as Israel's Health Ministry considers whether to declare the area off limits. Sewage and pollution are making the water unsafe for humans, according to environmentalists who want to see the river restored to its former glory. "It's very significant because it's ...
Arab guilty of rape after consensual sex with Jew
Post Date: 2010-07-21 18:40:38 by jwpegler
A Palestinian man has been convicted of rape after having consensual sex with a woman who had believed him to be a fellow Jew. Sabbar Kashur, 30, was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Monday after the court ruled that he was guilty of rape by deception. According to the complaint filed by the woman with the Jerusalem district court, the two met in downtown Jerusalem in September 2008 where Kashur, an Arab from East Jerusalem, introduced himself as a Jewish bachelor seeking a serious relationship. The two then had consensual sex in a nearby building before Kashur left. When she later found out that he was not Jewish but an Arab, she filed a criminal complaint for rape and indecent ...
Obama Moves away from 'Freedom of Religion' toward 'Freedom of Worship'?
Post Date: 2010-07-18 18:37:34 by A K A Stone
Since the initially strong language on religious freedom used in President Obama's Cairo speech, presidential references to religious freedom have become rare, often replaced, at most, with references to freedom of worship. A purposeful change in language could mean a much narrower view of the right to religious freedom. Does this change of language indicate a change of policy? As Catholics, this is an area where we must remain vigilant. These small changes can be used to change our perception of rights and freedoms. "Religious freedom, in turn, which men demand as necessary to fulfill their duty to worship God, has to do with immunity from coercion in civil society. Therefore it ...
House Republicans: Bible Doesn’t Mean We Need To Care About Foreigners
Post Date: 2010-07-16 12:05:14 by Brian S
Shakespeare once wrote that "the devil can cite scripture for his purpose," but it appears that some hardcore anti-immigration members of Congress can do the same.At a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention testified in favor of comprehensive immigration reform by saying that members of his denomination "recognize a biblical mandate to care for 'the least of these among us' (Matthew 25:34-40), to care for the 'strangers' who reside in our land (Leviticus 19:34; Hebrews 13:2) and to act justly and mercifully (Micah 6:8)."Conservative white evangelicals have traditionally favored harsh ...
American Jewish Leader: Israel Is Trying To Delegitimize Liberal Judaism
Post Date: 2010-07-15 14:22:10 by Brian S
The Israel Police's decision to arrest a woman for carrying a Torah scroll at the Western Wall demonstrates the will of the government to "delegitimize liberal streams of Judaism", an American Jewish leader said Monday. Vice President of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism Steve Wernick was present at the Western Wall when police detained Anat Hoffman, the leader of the Women of the Wall group, after she was caught holding a Torah scroll in violation of a High Court ruling prohibiting women from reading the Torah at the Western Wall. An Israeli woman of the Women of the Wall group, prepares to open a Torah scroll at the Western Wall, Judiasm's ...
French Parliament Approves Ban On Face Veils
Post Date: 2010-07-13 11:20:37 by Murron
French Parliament Approves Ban On Face Veils PARIS France's lower house of parliament has approved a ban on burqa-like Islamic veils, a move that is popular among French voters despite serious concerns from Muslim groups and human rights advocates. There were 336 votes for the bill and just one against at the National Assembly. Most members of the main opposition group, the Socialist Party, refused to participate in the vote. Following Tuesday's vote, the ban on face-covering veils will go in September to the Senate, where it also is likely to pass. Its biggest hurdle will likely come after that, when France's constitutional watchdog scrutinizes it. AP FILE - ...
Terror Experts Blast Obama for Dropping References to Islamic Extremism
Post Date: 2010-07-12 08:59:46 by Badeye
Terror Experts Blast Obama for Dropping References to Islamic Extremism Published July 12, 2010 | Associated Press President Obama pauses after walking Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to his car outside the White House July 6. (AP Photo) WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration's recent move to drop rhetorical references to Islamic radicalism is drawing fire in a new report warning the decision ignores the role religion can play in motivating terrorists. Several prominent counterterror experts are challenging the administration's shift in its recently unveiled National Security Strategy, saying the terror threat should be defined in order to fight it. The question of ...
Pastor Yanked From Capitol Over 'Jesus' Prayer
Post Date: 2010-07-09 20:45:35 by Brian S
A North Carolina pastor was relieved of his duties as an honorary chaplain of the state house of representatives after he closed a prayer by invoking the name of Jesus. I got fired, said Ron Baity, pastor of Berean Baptist Church in Winston-Salem. He had been invited to lead prayer for an entire week but his tenure was cut short when he refused to remove the name Jesus from his invocation. Baitys troubles began during the week of May 31. He said a House clerk asked to see his prayer. The invocation including prayers for our military, state lawmakers and a petition to God asking him to bless North Carolina. When I handed it to the lady, I watched her eyes and ...
(Armed Muslim) Man Forces Way Into Wesley Chapel Pre-school
Post Date: 2010-07-06 12:05:27 by Murron
(Armed Muslim) Man Forces Way Into Wesley Chapel Pre-school WESLEY CHAPEL - The doorbell rang at Little Pioneers Preschool just before 2 p.m. Wednesday, and a man asked to be let inside. He had several tattoos on his face, including one under his left eye that reads "FTW," and a large eyeball-looking one on his neck. He carried a brown bag, according to a Pasco County Sheriff's Office report. School owner Susan Singletary refused to let him in, said sheriff's office spokesman Kevin Doll, and she went into a play room and dialed 911. But somehow, which wasn't clear today, the man got through the locked door at 6631 Boyette Road. According to the school's ...
Europe’s New Dark Ages.
Post Date: 2010-07-01 06:38:21 by Skip MacLure
Europe never recovered from the last one, so it seems. Its a sad combination of the dregs of medieval barbarity and the ingrained subservience of the peasant class. The emergence throughout Europe of a new and virulent anti-semitism is evidence of a further disintegration of European morality and an ugly window to the not-too-distant past. There are whole libraries on Hebraic history, and any number of highly educated and friendly scholars who will give of their time and knowledge to those who honestly seek the truth. The Judean diaspora is said to have had its advent with the conquering of Israel in 722 BC by the Assyrians, the Jewish peoples having been scattered ...
Hussein Obama's racist hate mentor Rev. Wright still spewing: 'White folk done took this country'
Post Date: 2010-06-27 13:29:57 by Happy Quanzaa
Obama's race-rant Rev. rages on'White folk done took this country' CHICAGO -- He's been keeping such a low profile since nearly derailing Barack Obama's campaign for president in 2008 -- is it possible that the controversial Rev. Jeremiah Wright has mellowed? Hardly. During a five-day seminar Wright taught last week at the University of Chicago, he was back at it, claiming that whites and Jews are controlling the flow of worldwide information and oppressing blacks in Israel and America. "White folk done took this country," Wright said. "You're in their home, and they're gonna let you know it." The course, advertised as focusing on ...
UK Church Backs Boycott Of Israeli Goods From Illegal Settlements
Post Date: 2010-06-25 15:31:57 by Brian S
London : Britains largest non-conformist Christian church is presenting a report to its annual conference next week supporting an international boycott of goods produced in illegal Israeli settlements. The report on Justice for Palestine and Israel by the Methodist Church has also attracted the support of more than 30 Christian and Jewish organisations and individuals for its humane and principled conclusions. A resolution at the Methodist Conference in Portsmouth, southern England, calls for support for an international boycott of produce and services from illegal Israeli settlements raised last year by the World Council of Churches, according to details obtained by ...
Huckabee In The Holy Lands
Post Date: 2010-06-24 13:47:09 by Brian S
Last week we looked at a piece by Newsweek that suggested Sarah Palin was the new leader of the religious right. I suggested then that Newsweek should have at least mentioned one of Palins potential contenders: Mike Huckabee. This week we considered Ariel Levys lengthy profile in The New Yorker that examines several angles surrounding Huckabees policies and faith. The reporter makes a pronouncement that may seem shocking to some but a silly comparison to others: This is the defining paradox of Huckabee: his adamant resistance to being branded a zealot paired with his insistence that faith defines character and, consequently, has an essential place in ...
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.
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