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  • Atheist Group Sets Up 'Jesus Is a Myth' Banner in Response to Easter Display at Wisconsin Capitol

    04/17/2014 7:43:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/17/2014 | Katherine Webber
    An atheist group is combatting a Christian Easter display at Wisconsin's Capitol building in Madison by setting up a sign that reads "Nobody died for our 'sins,' Jesus Christ is a myth." The Freedom From Religion Foundation says it rushed to get a permit for their display after seeing that the Concerned Women for America group was able to set up their own display at Wisconsin's Capitol building. The CWA group's display reportedly included a Christian cross and pro-life literature. The conservative women's group says on its website that it's dedicated to bringing "biblical principles into all levels of public...
  • Hollywood celebrity looks forward to religion being treated like racism

    04/09/2014 3:40:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Protect the Pope ^ | 4/9/2014 | M Donnelly
    <p>‘as time goes on, weirdly, I’m growing less liberal. I’m more like, ‘No, religion is ruining the world, you need to stop!’.</p>
  • Facebook meme claims Rand Paul and Marco Rubio have anti-science views on dinosaurs, earth's age

    03/26/2014 12:22:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 86 replies
    PolitiFact.com ^ | March 25, 2014
    A new Facebook meme paints two leading Republicans as anti-science because of their alleged views of the age of the Earth. The Facebook group Being Liberal posted a picture March 10, 2014, featuring side-by-side images of Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., looking somewhat sheepish. Bolded text under the images describes the senators’ views on the age of the Earth and the extinction of the dinosaurs. According to the meme, Rubio "believes Earth (is) 9,000 years old," and "humans hunted dinosaurs to extinction." Paul, the image proclaims, says the Earth is 10,000 years old and believes "God...
  • Creationists go nuts over Cosmos, demand "equal time"

    03/23/2014 8:36:36 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 64 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | March 21, 2014 | William Hamby
    You've probably heard that Cosmos, the new version starring Neil deGrasse Tyson, is causing waves because it's on FOX, and it actually talks about (gasp!) evolution. But this week, Christians upped the ante on crazy by demanding "equal time" for creationists. You know, because they need things to be "balanced." In his typically incisive style, deGrasse explained one reason why that's a silly idea. “You don’t talk about the spherical Earth with NASA, and then say let’s give equal time to the flat Earthers..."
  • Bill Maher Absolutely Trashes the Bible and ‘Psychotic Mass Murderer’ God

    03/15/2014 12:49:04 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 56 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11:22 pm, March 14th, 2014 | Andrew Kirell
    Maher began the monologue by declaring that America is “stupid” because 60 percent of the country reportedly believes the tale of Noah’s ark is literally true. He went on to slam the film Noah as “floating giraffe cr**,” but said it “must be doing something right” since it’s been condemned by both Muslims and Christians. And the fact that it might lose a lot of studio money, he joked, “may put it in hot water with the Jews too.”
  • Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey - The Review (Got History Wrong)

    03/11/2014 6:05:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Science 2.0 ^ | March 7, 2014 | Hank Campbell
    I missed the big Carl Sagan thing when it happened. I was in high school when Cosmos came out, we lived in the country and if you wanted to watch a different television network, you had to go up into the attic and turn a giant antenna with a pipe wrench. Sports and girls and D&D were more of a priority than television. .................................................... Then suddenly we get a claim that Giordano Bruno is responsible for the concept of the universe - because he read 'banned' books. Lucretious wasn't science - there was no scientific evidence for his claim that...
  • Cosmos with Neil deGrasse Tyson: Same Old Product, Bright New Packaging

    03/10/2014 6:58:19 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 84 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | March 10, 2014 | Casey Luskin
    Cosmos with Neil deGrasse Tyson: Same Old Product, Bright New Packaging If there was any doubt that the rebooted Cosmos series, which premiered last night, would be politically charged and have a materialistic ideological message, consider what viewers saw in its first sixty seconds. The opening featured President Obama giving a statement endorsing the series. That's not necessarily bad, except for what happened next. Immediately following President Obama's endorsement, the show replayed Carl Sagan's famous materialistic credo from the original Cosmos series that "The cosmos is all there is, or ever was, or ever will be." Does it violate the...
  • Magic Johnson on Obama Speech: "A Lot Of Amens...Like We Were In Church"

    03/01/2014 3:36:06 PM PST · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 27, 2014 | Greg Hengler
    Published on Feb 27, 2014 http://townhall.com/tipsheet/
  • Woman charged with vandalizing 20 churches, mosques

    02/28/2014 6:02:52 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 19 replies
    WGN ^ | FEBRUARY 28, 2014 | Lisa Black
    <p>A Gurnee woman faces felony charges after authorities said she was responsible for defacing 20 Lake County houses of worship with red spray paint.</p> <p>Meghan Heinze, 22, appeared in court this morning on charges of criminal defacement to property at a place of worship and criminal damage to property, both felonies, as well as institutional vandalism, State’s Attorney Michael Nerheim said.</p>
  • President Obama's proclamation for 'Religious Freedom Day' recognizes atheists and agnostics

    01/16/2014 1:56:14 PM PST · by ColdOne · 29 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 1/16/14 | Jennifer Harper
    “Today, America embraces people of all faiths and of no faith. We are Christians and Jews, Muslims and Hindus, Buddhists and Sikhs, atheists and agnostics. Our religious diversity enriches our cultural fabric and reminds us that what binds us as one is not the tenets of our faiths, the colors of our skin, or the origins of our names. What makes us American is our adherence to shared ideals - freedom, equality, justice, and our right as a people to set our own course.”
  • Horror: Violent mob of topless pro-abort feminists attacks praying men defending cathedral (VIDEO)

    12/02/2013 7:08:31 PM PST · by Morgana · 81 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Sofia Vazquez-Mellado
    Buenos Aires, December 2nd, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Extremely disturbing video footage from Argentina shows a mob of feminists at a recent protest attacking and sexually molesting a group of Rosary-praying Catholic men who were peacefully protecting the cathedral in the city of San Juan from threats of vandalism. The women, many of them topless, spray-painted the men’s crotches and faces and swastikas on their chests and foreheads, using markers to paint their faces with Hitler-like moustaches. They also performed obscene sexual acts in front of them and pushed their breasts onto their faces, all the while shouting “get your rosaries...
  • Figure of Pope Francis Burned in Argentina by a Mob of Feminist Abortion Enthusiasts

    11/30/2013 12:21:28 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 31 replies
    Gloria.tv ^ | November 29, 2013 | Gloria.tv
    Video at Gloria.tv in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Family accused of leaving gay waitress offensive note instead of a tip claim they've been set up...

    11/26/2013 2:35:35 PM PST · by Uncle Chip · 51 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | November 26, 2013 | Francesca Infante
    ... and can prove it The family at the centre of a row over a note left to gay waitress on receipt for a meal have hit back claiming the whole episode is a hoax. Dayna Morales, a former marine, hit headlines last week when a picture of a receipt she allegedly received from a family at the Gallop Asian Bistro in Bridgewater, saying they didn't 'agree with her lifestyle' was posted online and went viral. On it she claimed the customer had written: 'Sorry, I cannot tip because I do not agree with your lifestyle and the way you...
  • Atheists Argue Gov't Is Forcing Them to Compromise Their 'Religious Scruples'

    11/07/2013 4:12:16 AM PST · by markomalley · 27 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/7/2013 | Susan Jones
    Atheists told the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday that the town of Greece, N.Y. has no business opening its public meetings with Christian or other sectarian prayers."We hope the Supreme Court will agree that civic participation should not be conditioned on compromising one's religious scruples," said Americans United Legal Director Ayesha Khan."It's important to understand that we are not asking the board to discontinue its practice of presenting prayers," she told reporters outside the court. "We are asking that citizens not be pressured to participate in those prayers and that the prayers be nondenominational and inclusive.""I do not support the...
  • Air Force Academy may drop God from school's loyalty pledge

    10/24/2013 7:11:50 AM PDT · by markomalley · 50 replies
    Denver Channel 7 ^ | 10-24-2013
    The U.S. Air Force Academy may drop a religious reference from an oath cadets take to swear allegiance to the school's honor code. The Military Religious Freedom Foundation has protested the "so help me God" phrase that was added to the end of an oath that has cadets swearing they won't lie, cheat, steal or tolerate those who do. According to the Colorado Springs Gazette, the religious freedom foundation says tying the honor code to a religious test violates the U.S. Constitution. The full oath reads: I, (name), having been appointed an Air Force cadet in the United States Air...
  • Topless ‘Femen’ protesters disrupt Quebec legislature in protest against crucifix

    10/02/2013 7:03:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 39 replies
    Life site ^ | Thaddeus Baklinski
    QUEBEC CITY, October 2, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Three members of the radical feminist topless protest group Femen disrupted proceedings in the Quebec legislature on Tuesday. After shouting from the gallery and removing their shirts, the trio was quickly hustled away by security. The group said they were protesting the presence of the crucifix on the wall of the National Assembly in light of the Quebec government's proposed secular “charter of values,” which seeks to ban “overt and conspicuous” religious symbols in public institutions. The Femen protesters being detained after disrupting the Quebec legislature. One of the "Femen Quebec" members, Julie-Anne...
  • Freedom From Religion Foundation Opposing Star Of David At Holocaust Memorial

    07/21/2013 10:56:02 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 52 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | July 19, 2013 | Evan Bleier
    An atheist group that is known for targeting supposed violations of the separation between church and state recently protested a Holocaust memorial because the monument plans to feature a Star of David.The Freedom From Religion Foundation, or FFRF, has stated its opposition to the proposed Ohio Statehouse Holocaust memorial because its leaders believe that including the religious symbol would create "legal precedent."The co-presidents of the FFRF, Don Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor, wrote a letter to Richard Finan, chair of the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board about the proposed memorial, The Blaze reported.“Permitting one permanent sectarian and exclusionary religious...
  • France Puts [Anti-Christian] Femen's Face on its Stamps

    07/16/2013 11:50:17 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 11 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 07/16/2013 | Claire Bigg
    French President Francois Hollande has chosen a controversial Ukrainian feminist known for her topless protests as the new incarnation of Marianne, one of France's national emblems, in a move that is drawing mixed reactions. Hollande chose July 14 -- Bastille Day, the country's most popular national holiday -- to unveil a new stamp inspired by Femen movement leader Inna Shevchenko. It is the first time a foreign woman has been picked to represent Marianne. One of the stamp's creators, French artist and gay-rights activist Oliver Ciappa, confirmed on Twitter that his Marianne was based chiefly on 23-year-old Shevchenko.... Shevchenko said...
  • British Atheist Group Looking to Expand Will Host Sermon at City Dive Bar

    06/17/2013 9:32:00 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2013 | David Knowles
    The Sunday Assembly, co-founded by comedian Sanderson Jones, will make a stop in New York during its U.S. tour. The location for the sermon will be at Tobacco Road, a 'bikini bar' where the staff has vowed to cover up during the service.The British atheists are coming to Hell’s Kitchen! After six months of packed houses at monthly services in London, an atheist congregation called The Sunday Assembly is bringing its movement to the U.S. The co-founders will soon embark on a cross-country tour to decide which cities might support their own permanent Sunday Assembly franchise, and the first test...
  • Boy Scouts' Woes Continue With Assault by Atheists

    05/27/2013 9:44:48 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 114 replies
    The New American ^ | 27 May 2013 | Dave Bohon
    The Boy Scouts’ woes continue as two atheist organizations have attacked their policy of requiring participants and leaders to acknowledge faith in God. Boy Scouts' Woes Continue With Assault by Atheists The New American 27 May 2013 On the heels of the news that they caved in to pressure from the homosexual lobby and will allow participation by boys who identify as “gay,” the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) are facing a new assault, this time from the nation's organized atheists. On May 24 the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) fired a warning shot over the bow of the...
  • Keep that Bible out of my room

    05/21/2013 5:08:31 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 112 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 5/21/2013 | KATE BRUMBACK and RUSS BYNUM
    An atheist, Buckner believes that no religious literature should be provided in government-owned lodging, and he presented that concern to management at the Amicalola Falls State Park. Officials told Buckner they would remove the Bibles from all state park resorts while the state attorney general looked into the matter. Not long afterward, however, the AG issued a ruling saying the state was on firm legal ground because it hadn’t paid for the books. On Wednesday, Gov. Nathan Deal ordered the Bibles returned. Deal argued that if the state didn’t pay for them, it can’t be seen as endorsing them. He...
  • Intolerant Secularists

    05/14/2013 2:42:25 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 5 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 24 July 2012 | Enza Ferreri
    People like Richard Dawkins, author of The God Delusion (Amazon USA) , (Amazon UK) , and Christopher Hitchens, who wrote God Is Not Great (Amazon USA) , (Amazon UK) , et al, when attacking “religion”, play on various ambiguities. They create ambiguities in their choice of terms and then these ambiguities are convenient for them. The first instance of ambiguity is the use of the term “religion”. It puts together all sorts of people and doctrines which may have very little in common. To give an analogy, the flat earth theory is undoubtedly a theory of physics. It says something...
  • 59 Congress Members Demand Hagel Explain Meeting with Anti-Christian Extremist

    05/13/2013 12:04:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    breitbart ^ | 5/13/13 | Ken Klukowski
    Monday morning, Congressmen Steve Scalise and John Fleming—both Republicans representing districts in Louisiana—sent a letter signed by 59 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel at the Pentagon, demanding answers regarding Pentagon officials meeting with an anti-Christian extremist. This story began two weeks ago when Breitbart News reported on at least one such meeting. Since that time it has become a growing controversy, as Breitbart News reported additional disturbing details. Now Congress is weighing in. The Scalise-Fleming letter begins: It has come to our attention that as recently as April 23, 2013, Pentagon officials...
  • Behind 'The Thaw' Christian students claim persecution in public schools

    05/12/2013 7:04:52 PM PDT · by narses · 42 replies
    The Coeur d'Alene Press ^ | Sunday, May 12, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 9:46 am, Sun May 12, 2013. | MAUREEN DOLAN/Staff writer
    COEUR d'ALENE - Gary Brown wouldn't tell The Press anything more than he told a Fox News reporter about the genesis of a video in which North Idaho school-age children say that because of their Christian beliefs, they've endured ridicule and had their rights trampled on in public schools. The video titled "The Thaw" features kids who participate in Reach America, a Coeur d'Alene-based Christian ministry and education program run by Brown. The video has been rapidly gaining viral ground on the Internet. By Saturday afternoon, it had been viewed just shy of 84,000 times. Brown told Fox News' Todd...
  • Breaking: Pentagon Confirms May Court Martial Soldiers Who Share Christian Faith

    05/01/2013 9:27:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 474 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/1/13
    The Pentagon has released a statement confirming that soldiers could be prosecuted for promoting their faith: "Religious proselytization is not permitted within the Department of Defense...Court martials and non-judicial punishments are decided on a case-by-case basis...”. The statement, released to Fox News, follows a Breitbart News report on Obama administration Pentagon appointees meeting with anti-Christian extremist Mikey Weinstein to develop court-martial procedures to punish Christians in the military who express or share their faith. (From our earlier report: Weinstein is the head of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, and says Christians--including chaplains--sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ in the military...
  • Richard Dawkins Named 'World's Top Thinker' in Global Poll

    04/29/2013 11:42:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/29/2013 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Famous atheist author Richard Dawkins has been named the world's top thinker in a global vote that counted 10,000 voices from over 100 countries."When Richard Dawkins, the Oxford evolutionary biologist, coined the term 'meme' in The Selfish Gene 37 years ago, he can't have anticipated its current popularity as a word to describe internet fads," said Prospect Magazine, which conducted the poll, in explaining the biologist professor's popularity."But this is only one of the ways in which he thrives as an intellectual in the internet age. He is also prolific on Twitter, with more than half a million followers – and...
  • Why Topless Protesters Will Hound Islamic Leaders

    04/23/2013 7:17:36 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | April 22, 2013 | Inna Shevchenko
    Why topless protesters will hound Islamic leaders (CNN) -- For the past five years now, we here at the international women's movement Femen have been waging an active campaign of resistance to the patriarchy in various corners of the world. We have been bringing the world the simple idea of women's liberation by means of sexual emancipation as expressed in highly visible acts of political protest. We believe that the enslavement of women began with the enslavement of their sexuality, so we therefore consider it legitimate to use their liberated sexuality as a symbol of women's worldwide liberation. We divide...
  • University Apologizes for 'Stomp on Jesus' Lesson

    03/26/2013 3:00:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/26/2013 | Michael Gryboski , Christian Post Reporter
    A Florida academic institution that had a professor tell his students to write the name Jesus on paper and trample on it has issued a formal apology for the lesson. "This exercise will not be used again. The University holds dear its core values. We sincerely apologize for any offense this caused," said Florida Atlantic University, a multi-campus institution, in a prepared statement posted on its website. "Florida Atlantic University respects all religions and welcomes people of all faiths, backgrounds and beliefs." FAU also stated that "no students were forced to take part in the exercise" and "that no student...
  • Are Your Palm Sunday Palms Bad for the Environment?

    03/24/2013 1:48:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Slate ^ | Friday, March 22, 2013 8:08 AM | Jay Wexler
    March 24 is Palm Sunday, which means that millions of Christians across the country will be celebrating Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem by carrying palm leaves, often shaped in the form of a cross, into their places of worship. Where do these palms come from? Most likely they have been imported from one of a few Latin American countries: Guatemala, Belize, or southern Mexico, for instance. And most likely, they have been harvested in a manner that is harmful to the environment. Harvesters are often paid by volume rather than quality, and they have a strong incentive to cut as many...
  • 'Not believing in God makes life more precious': meet the atheist 'churchgoers'

    02/04/2013 9:53:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 02/04/2013 | Esther Addley
    "I feel sorry for the church next door, waiting for their three people to trickle in," says Nick Julius, glancing at the small adjacent hall that will shortly be hosting its own gathering. There are still 40 minutes before the Sunday Assembly, an atheist service run by two standup comedians, is due to begin, but a queue of eager congregants is already forming outside a grand but crumbling former church in Islington, north London, hands shoved deep into pockets against the cold. Julius arrived an hour early, just to be sure of a place at the service, which is described...
  • Ben Stein's confession

    11/17/2012 7:32:25 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 24 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | 11-10-12 | Ben Stein
    "The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning Commentary. My confession: [Ben Stein] I don't like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don't think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period. I have no idea where the concept came from, that America is an explicitly atheist country. I can't find it in the Constitution and I don't like it being shoved down my throat... Or maybe I can put it another way: where...
  • IRS Sued for Lax Response to Church Politicking

    11/17/2012 6:37:21 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 38 replies
    CBNNews.com ^ | Friday, November 16, 2012 | CBNNews.com
    The Freedom From Religion Foundation has filed a federal lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service over its lax response to church politicking. The group argues that the tax agency is violating the Constitution by allowing tax-exempt churches and religious organizations to get involved in political campaigns. The suit points to several examples, including a full page newspaper ad by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. The ad, which showed a photo of Rev. Billy Graham, urged Americans to vote along biblical principles. The 94-year-old evangelist also met with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in October and promised to do all he...
  • The only religion that my patients see me practice is medicine [and secular humanism]

    11/02/2012 11:14:12 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 71 replies
    KevinMD ^ | November 1st, 2012 | Jennifer Gunter, MD
    When I was the director of undergraduate medical education for OB/GYN at a Midwestern university (a state school), it came to my attention that a medical student was refusing to have anything to do with contraception as it was against her religion.So I spoke with her. I explained that over the course of her career she would undoubtedly see people from all walks of life with a myriad of religious and or personal practices. I explained that medical care is not about fulfilling any personal need beyond the need to help.I gave the example of a doctor who is a...
  • Will Science Someday Rule Out the Possibility of God?

    10/01/2012 11:16:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 158 replies
    Yahoo News/LiveScience.com ^ | Tue, Sep 18, 2012 | Natalie Wolchover
    Over the past few centuries, science can be said to have gradually chipped away at the traditional grounds for believing in God. Much of what once seemed mysterious—the existence of humanity, the life-bearing perfection of Earth, the workings of the universe—can now be explained by biology, astronomy, physics and other domains of science. Although cosmic mysteries remain, Sean Carroll, a theoretical cosmologist at the California Institute of Technology, says there's good reason to think science will ultimately arrive at a complete understanding of the universe that leaves no grounds for God whatsoever. … Another role for God is as a...
  • Michigan Professor Strips Naked In Class, Shouts 'There Is No (Expletive Deleted) God'

    10/02/2012 8:54:02 AM PDT · by profit_guy · 179 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 02, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    The rigors of teaching apparently got to Michigan State University professor John McCarthy Monday. According to multiple sources, the math teacher stripped naked in the middle of his Calculus 1 class and started shouting obscenities.
  • Democrats reinstate "God" and Jerusalem language in party platform

    09/05/2012 2:28:14 PM PDT · by tapatio · 83 replies
    CBS News ^ | 9/5/12 | CBS
    - After sharp criticism from Mitt Romney and Republicans, the Democrats have reinstated the language into their party platform that recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as well as the words "God-given" that were removed in this year's platform.
  • Democrats restore "God" and "jerusalem as Captial of Israel" to their platform

    09/05/2012 2:21:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 93 replies
    Fox News | September 5, 2012
    Just announced on Fox News!
  • Exclusive: Democrats Drop "God" From Party Platform

    09/04/2012 11:38:03 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 96 replies
    CBN/Brody File ^ | September 4, 2012 | David Brody
    Guess what? God’s name has been removed from the Democratic National Committee platform. This is the paragraph that was in the 2008 platform: “We need a government that stands up for the hopes, values, and interests of working people, and gives everyone willing to work hard the chance to make the most of their God-given potential.” Now the words “God-given” have been removed. The paragraph has been restructured to say this: “We gather to reclaim the basic bargain that built the largest middle class and the most prosperous nation on Earth – the simple principle that in America, hard work...
  • Wasserman-Schultz dodges questions about why the DNC removed the 'G' word from their platform

    09/05/2012 10:42:02 AM PDT · by delcopatriot · 25 replies
    newsmax ^ | Sept 5, 2012 | Patrick Hobin
    Democratic National Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz refused to commit to an answer when pressed on whether the party removed the word “God” from its platform, according to the Washington Examiner. The Florida congresswoman was asked by CNN’s Piers Morgan if the removal of the word “God” was a “mistake.” “Well, we have a commitment through all faith traditions that our values are reflected in our policy and that means we should look out for the least of these, that we should fight for the middle class . . .,” she told Morgan. Wasserman Schulz refused to admit that it was...
  • Christians should 'leave their beliefs at home or get another job'- cross not required by scripture

    09/04/2012 7:08:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 62 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | September 4, 2012 | Bruno Waterfield
    Landmark cases, brought by four British Christians, including two workers forced out of their jobs after visibly wearing crosses, have been heard today at the European Court of Human Rights David Cameron, the Prime Minister, has previously pledged to change the law to protect religious expression at work but official legal submissions on Tuesday to Strasbourg human rights judges made a clear “difference between the professional and private sphere”. James Eadie QC, acting for the government, told the European court that the refusal to allow an NHS nurse and a British Airways worker to visibly wear a crucifix at work...
  • Is American atheism heading for a schism?

    09/03/2012 12:22:41 AM PDT · by jocon307 · 39 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | Sept 2, 2012 | Peter McGrath
    In the passionate world of American atheism, the venom usually directed at believers has now been turned against the wrong kind of atheists. The cause of this freethinking furore? A new movement called Atheism+. According to its website, "Atheism+ is a safe space for people to discuss how religion affects everyone and to apply skepticism and critical thinking to everything, including social issues like sexism, racism, GLBT issues, politics, poverty, and crime."
  • Happy Fourth of July to the Treason Party (LAUGH ALERT)

    07/04/2012 9:48:27 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 35 replies
    Chicago Sun-times ^ | Jul 4, 2012 02:20AM | JUNIOR MARXIST NEIL STEINBERG nsteinberg@suntimes.com
    What history we recall on the Fourth of July typically involves stirring words of freedom, and rightly so. But why stop there? After all, not every colonist in 1776 was a patriot, and at this particularly fractured political moment, we might do well to remember that, according to contemporary accounts, one third of Americans wanted revolution, one third were loyal to the crown and one third could go either way. Loyalists did more than talk; they formed Tory regiments and fought alongside the British, against their fellow Americans. Even those who did support breaking from Britain could be surprisingly lax...
  • Tony Blair Wanted to End Speech With: "God Bless Britain"

    05/15/2012 12:04:13 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5/14/12 | Tim Ross
    Tony Blair has disclosed that he once wanted to end an address to the nation with the words “God bless Britain”. However, the former Prime Minister said his suggestion provoked such strong concern from civil servants that he was forced to drop the idea. Mr Blair said he had intended to echo the traditional closing remark of Presidents in the United States, who typically sign-off television broadcasts by saying, “God Bless America”. For much of his time in office, Mr Blair was accused of adopting a “presidential” style of leadership, and became close to former American presidents Bill Clinton and...
  • Massachusetts School Removes “God” From Lee Greenwood Song “God Bless the USA”

    04/06/2012 1:23:09 AM PDT · by markomalley · 48 replies
    Fox ^ | 8/5/2012
    An elementary school in Massachusetts has told kids not to say the word “God” in the Lee Greenwood song “God Bless the USA” during a recent assembly. Instead, they wanted students to say, “We love the USA.” Many parents were not happy with this move, but some agreed that the principal did the right thing. The school decided that they would pull the song from the assembly all together instead of continuing a debate about it. Michael Graham, a conservative radio talk show host with WTKK in Massachusetts, joined Martha MacCallum on America’s Newsroom to discuss the matter. Graham disputes...
  • Florida atheists ‘unbless’ highway with ‘unholy water’

    03/19/2012 12:48:37 AM PDT · by LucyT · 70 replies
    FoxNews ^ | March 18, 2012 | Staff
    LAKELAND, Fla. – A group of atheists in Florida spent part of their weekend washing away a blessing placed upon a local highway by a religious group. Armed with brooms, mops and "unholy water," the atheists gathered Saturday to symbolically clean up holy oil that Polk Under Prayer put down on Highway 98 near the Pasco-Polk county line last year, Bay News 9 reported. "We come in peace," Humanists of Florida director Mark Palmer announced before he and members of other atheist organizations launched their cleanup.
  • Is the Obama Administration Anti-Christian by Opposing D-Day Prayer at FDR Memorial? (YES)

    11/06/2011 2:31:54 PM PST · by Driftwood1 · 23 replies
    Associated Content ^ | 11-6-11 | Driftwood1
    The Obama administration has stepped into another controversy by announcing its opposition to the inclusion of a plaque depicting Franklin Roosevelt's D-Day prayer at the memorial that celebrates his life and presidency. The proposal to include the prayer is being offered by Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, and has bipartisan support. It is expected to pass committee, then be passed by the House. Its fate in the Senate is unclear. The objection was raised by Robert Abbey, the director of the Bureau of Land Management, who claimed such a plaque would "dilute" the memorial's central message and therefore should not be...
  • One God or Many

    09/05/2011 11:15:44 AM PDT · by rhema · 2 replies
    Patriot Post ^ | September 5, 2011 | Burt Prelutsky
    Sometimes you can focus so hard on a single tree, you lose sight of the forest. For instance, every sane person, which automatically excludes leftists, realizes that we can easily un-elect Barack Obama next year. But we should not lose sight of the fact that we will simultaneously be sending Hillary Clinton, Cass Sunstein, Timothy Geithner, Janet Napolitano, Eric Holder, Jeffrey Immelt, Jay Carney, Valerie Jarrett and Joe Biden, back where they came from. That should certainly provide all Republicans, no matter which candidate they happen to support at the moment, with plenty of incentive to vote for our ultimate...
  • Federal Judge Prohibits Prayer at Texas Graduation Ceremony

    06/02/2011 5:48:40 PM PDT · by metmom · 294 replies
    FOXNews.com ^ | June 2, 2011 | By Todd Starnes
    A federal judge has ordered a Texas school district to prohibit public prayer at a high school graduation ceremony. Chief U.S. District Judge Fred Biery’s order against the Medina Valley Independent School District also forbids students from using specific religious words including “prayer” and “amen.” The ruling was in response to a lawsuit filed by Christa and Danny Schultz. Their son is among those scheduled to participate in Saturday’s graduation ceremony. The judge declared that the Schultz family and their son would “suffer irreparable harm” if anyone prayed at the ceremony. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said the school district...
  • Man Told To Remove Giant Illuminated Cross From Lawn

    02/15/2011 4:47:34 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 39 replies
    WTAE.com ^ | February 15, 2011
    BALDWIN BOROUGH, Pa. -- Baldwin borough is now telling a man who put a giant illuminated cross outside his home to take the structure down or face a penalty. Carl Behr built the 24-foot cross and two other crosses on his property along Robbins Street in Baldwin. "If you have a problem with that, I think you have a problem with the Lord," said Behr. Behr said it's an act of faith, but one neighbor claims it's an act of revenge. Next-door neighbor Lisa Fera said she contacted police and the borough because she felt Behr purposely built the large...
  • Observer columnist says Pope’s visit reduced Dawkins to ‘a rambling and wild-eyed madman’

    01/02/2011 3:43:53 PM PST · by markomalley · 46 replies
    Kevin McKenna’s  review of 2010 in The Observer newspaper includes his assessment of Richard Dawkins behaviour during Pope Benedict’s visit to the UK:‘ The Pope’s visit was great but tinged with sadness because it reduced that once-great biologist Richard Dawkins to a rambling and wild-eyed madman hurling foam-flecked adolescent insults at the Roman holy man. I trust someone is giving the scientist his soup and caramelised biscuits as he recuperates. I even hear of a Richard Dawkins care fund. Could someone forward me the address?’Protect the Pope comment: Couldn’t agree more! It was a relief that the BBC cut away from...