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  • Court Calls Out Angry Atheists for Near Supernatural Claims Against the Ground Zero Cross

    07/07/2014 1:54:59 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 19 replies
    ACLJ - The American Center for Law and Justice ^ | Jul. 3, 2014 1:52 PM | Matthew Clark
    From day one, angry atheists have made outlandish claims about the Ground Zero Cross – the two intersecting steal beams in the shape of a cross that was found in the wreckage of the World Trade Center following 9/11. Not only have they made these absurd claims in public (calling it “offensive and repugnant”), they’ve made them in federal court. Now a federal appeals court is calling them out and demanding they provide a rational explanation as to how their “offense” constitutes a constitutional claim.
  • What Are You Willing To Sacrifice?

    06/11/2014 9:07:48 PM PDT · by OneVike · 17 replies
    The Holy Spirit | 6/11/14 | Chuck Ness
    Are you living a safe and comfortable life? Then maybe you are not doing enough, because carrying your cross should be a difficult thing to do. It was for Him, and he did anyway. Tertullian said that The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church. Yet today I see the church in America dieing a slow death due to the fact that the Saints in America like their blood too much to offer it as a sacrifice for Christ and His church today. That's because too many Christians in America are so connected to the world...
  • Man crushed to death by giant crucifix dedicated to Pope (To be Canonised Sunday)

    04/24/2014 3:13:43 PM PDT · by equalator · 16 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 4-24-14 | Nick Squires
    An Italian man was crushed to death on Thursday by a giant crucifix dedicated to the late Pope John Paul II, just days before the Polish pontiff will be made a saint in a ceremony at the Vatican. In a bizarre coincidence, the 21-year-old man was reported to have been living in a street named after Pope John XXIII – who will also be canonised in the ceremony on Sunday, in an event that is unprecedented in the 2,000 year history of the Catholic Church. The man, named as Marco Gusmini, was posing for a photograph with a group of...
  • Bladensburg peace cross sparks legal war

    03/14/2014 11:40:58 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 6 replies
    <p>The monument, also known as the Peace Cross, is lit up at night and located in a median between the busy interchange of Baltimore Avenue (U.S. 1) and Annapolis Road (Maryland 450) in Prince George's County. It was formally dedicated in 1925, and a plaque on the monument lists the names of 49 county residents who died in World War I....</p>
  • Suit seeks removal of Bladensburg cross

    03/13/2014 8:01:15 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 51 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/01/2014 | Michael E. Ruane
    The American Humanist Association filed a lawsuit last week in federal court in Maryland calling for the removal of Bladensburg’s 40-foot Memorial Peace Cross, which honors men from Prince George’s County who died during World War I. The association and three individual plaintiffs contend that the cross, which is on state property, violates the constitutional principle of separation of church and state. The cross was dedicated in 1925. ...One of the individual plaintiffs, Steven Lowe of Washington, contends that the cross "associates a Christian religious symbol with the state and gives the impression that the state supports and approves of...
  • Atheists Force Woman to Remove Cross Honoring Dead Son

    03/08/2014 9:38:16 AM PST · by Jacob Kell · 98 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | March 8, 2014 | Bobby Eberle
    There has been so much news lately of schools, organizations, and individuals being harassed by atheist groups, but this one sets a new low. In this case, a grieving mother erected a roadside cross where her son was killed, and now an atheist group has forced her to take it down. What is wrong with these people??? As reported by The Press Enterprise, a roadside cross was erected for 19-year-old Anthony Vincent Devaney who in May 2012 was killed crossing a street. A complaint prompted the American Humanist Association in Washington, D.C., to intervene, contending the placement of the symbol...
  • Pope reveals he took his late confessor's cross

    03/06/2014 6:23:40 AM PST · by yldstrk · 147 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 6, 2014 | Nicole Winfield
    <p>Pope Francis confessed Thursday that he took the rosary cross of his late confessor from his casket and wears it to this day in a fabric pouch under his cassock. He said he did so telling the late priest, "Give me half your mercy."</p>
  • Humanist group sues to remove cross-shaped WWI memorial in Maryland

    03/04/2014 4:05:27 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 47 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | March 4, 2014
    A humanist advocacy group has filed a federal lawsuit to remove a cross-shaped World War I memorial in Prince George's County, alleging the display violates the First Amendment. The American Humanist Association says it does not object to the fact that the Bladensburg Cross memorializes soldiers, but rather the placement of the Christian symbol on property owned by a government agency, The Daily Record reported. "We are certainly recommending coming up with a monument inclusive of all religious groups," said Monica Miller, a lawyer with the association's Appignani Humanist Legal Center. In 2012, the group sent a letter to the...
  • American Atheists Lawsuit Against 'World Trade Center Cross' Goes Before Appeals Court

    03/03/2014 10:05:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/03/2013 | Michael Gryboski
    Oral arguments in a lawsuit by an atheist organization against the placement of the "World Trade Center cross" at a museum on government property will take place later this week. American Atheists will present their case before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday, arguing that the WTC cross does not belong in a museum on government leased property. Two days after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, construction workers found a cross beam among the wreckage of the Twin Towers. Measuring 17 feet tall and approximately 4,000 pounds, the piece of debris became known as the World Trade...
  • Syria: Muslims see cross hanging from Christian's neck, immediately behead him

    01/19/2014 6:03:19 PM PST · by markomalley · 28 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 1/19/2014 | Robert Spencer
    "When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4"Violence against Christians in Syria is becoming 'one of the worst persecutions endured by Christians in this part of the third millennium.'" Shhh! "Talk about extreme, militant Islamists and the atrocities that they have perpetrated globally might undercut the positive achievements that we Catholics have attained in our inter-religious dialogue with devout Muslims." -- Robert McManus, Roman Catholic Bishop of Worcester, Massachusetts, February 8, 2013"Syria: Beheading of a Christian terrifies community," by Martin Barillas for Spero News, January 16:Islamists beheaded a young Christian man and seriously wounded another...
  • Cruz Calls President ‘Dangerous And Terrifying’

    01/10/2014 9:19:28 AM PST · by mandaladon · 106 replies
    CBS Houston ^ | 10 Jan 2014
  • Federal Judge: Mt. Soledad Cross Must Come Down

    12/12/2013 7:04:32 PM PST · by annalex · 201 replies
    A cross atop Mount Soledad in California is an unconstitutional religious display on government land and must come down, a federal judge in San Diego ruled late Thursday. U.S. District Judge Larry Burns ordered the cross, which honors veterans, must be removed within 90 days -- a decision that could result in the case being sent back to the U.S. Supreme Court. Burns immediately stayed his order pending an expected appeal.
  • Judge orders Mt. Soledad cross removed but allows appeals

    12/13/2013 7:03:36 AM PST · by Thidwick · 21 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 12, 2013, 5:00 p.m. | By Tony Perry
    SAN DIEGO -- After two decades of legal and political wrangling, a federal judge Thursday ordered the cross atop Mt. Soledad removed within 90 days as a violation of the separation of church and state. But U.S. District Judge Larry Burns stayed the removal order so that those defending the cross have time to appeal. Built in 1954, the 43-foot cross is one of the most visible landmarks in San Diego. Starting in the early 1990s, plaques honoring military veterans have been placed on walls surrounding the base of the cross.
  • BOOM! Allen West: The Democrat party is obviously still proud to have the burning cross displayed

    10/22/2013 7:19:45 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 12 replies
    The Right Scoop via Fox News ^ | 10-22-2013 | The Right Scoop via Fox News
    Allen West calls out the Democrat Party for being silent while one of their members Alan Grayson uses the image of the burning cross to tar the Tea Party, something that West says he finds despicable and demeaning. West says the Democrat Party, who created the KKK, are obviously still proud to have the burning cross displayed. Watch:
  • Council killjoys ban taxi driver from having St George's Cross on cab for 'discrimination' (UK)

    10/20/2013 9:57:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Express ^ | October 18, 2013 | Benjamin Russell
    A TAXI taxi driver has been banned from having a St George's Cross sticker in her cab - because it could discriminate against foreigners. Patriotic Denise Said, 56, has three English flag signs stuck on the doors and boot of her vehicle. But after one complaint from a rival cab firm she was stunned to receive a letter from the council accusing her of breaching equality laws. Teignbridge Council in Devon said the stickers would leave anyone who is not English at a "disadvantage in their day to day life". The local authority says it will refuse to renew Denise's...
  • Theology in colors: Icon of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross [Ecumenical]

    10/05/2013 1:06:11 PM PDT · by annalex · 6 replies
    Theology in colors: Icon of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross In the Middle Ages there was no audio and video recordings, photographs, Internet. Historians worked on the basis of tradition and written documents, the lives of the saints were written according to the "literary decorum." Visual imprinting of historical events occurred sometimes many years later, and sometimes centuries, and was conducted in accordance with the canon. Studying the works of art, you can learn a lot about the events themselves, and on the attitudes of people in different eras. Illuminated gospel [Urbin. gr. 2] page 21. AD 1122. Apostolic...
  • Archaeologists unearth section of an Anglo Saxon cross in Weardale

    09/28/2013 11:50:09 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    The Northern Echo ^ | Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 | Crook & Weardale desk
    Archaelogists excavating a medieval church in a dales village have found further evidence that the site was an Anglo Saxon settlement. A carved section from an eighth century stone cross was unearthed during a dig at St Botolph"s field in Frosterley in Weardale this week. The discovery was met with great excitement from the archaeologists and volunteers who were digging on the site as part of the Altogether Archaeology project... Mr Frodsham said Frosterley was largely a post-medieval village but recent finds have suggested people lived in the area much earlier... It has already attracted more than 500 volunteers who...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-14-13, Feast, Exaltation of the Holy Cross

    09/13/2013 9:35:55 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-14-13 | Revised New American Bible
    September 14, 2013 Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross    Reading 1 Nm 21:4b-9 With their patience worn out by the journey,the people complained against God and Moses,“Why have you brought us up from Egypt to die in this desert,where there is no food or water?We are disgusted with this wretched food!” In punishment the LORD sent among the people saraph serpents,which bit the people so that many of them died.Then the people came to Moses and said,“We have sinned in complaining against the LORD and you.Pray the LORD to take the serpents from us.”So Moses prayed for...
  • The Cross is Pregnant with Victory! A Brief Ecclesiology for the Downcast

    09/18/2013 7:50:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Archdiocese Of Washington ^ | September 18, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In the parlor of my rectory where I meet with most of my spiritual directees, and others who come to me for counseling or instruction, there is a crucifixion scene, (see photo at right). Among the many things means, it is for me something of a paradigm of the Church at her darkest moment. How tiny the Church had suddenly become. Gone were the crowds of Galilee which followed the Lord. Gone were the crowds of Palm Sunday shouting Hosanna. Gone were all but one of her first bishops, St. John. One of them (St. Peter) had followed at a...
  • Video from Egypt shows Muslim mob attacking Christian church, taking down cross

    08/31/2013 10:38:23 AM PDT · by Innovative · 8 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Aug 30, 2013 | FoxNews
    Newly-surfaced video from Egypt shows a Muslim mob storming a Coptic church, setting cars on fire and then toppling a cross atop the steeple, in a shocking attack that Christians say has been played out dozens of times since the ouster of Mohammad Morsi. The video, obtained by MidEast Christian News, was shot Aug. 14 from a nearby building overlooking the diocese in the southern Egyptian city of Sohag. Dozens of Coptic churches were attacked by members and supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood in the wake of the military’s move against Morsi, who critics say was turning Egypt into an...
  • Vandal Attempts to Blow Up Vietnam Memorial in Oregon Park

    08/28/2013 5:58:32 AM PDT · by Center2Right · 3 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | August 27 2013 | Michael Gryboski
    An attempt was recently made to vandalize a war memorial at an Oregon park at the center of a church and state controversy with an improvised explosive device. An unknown individual detonated the IED near the memorial, located at Mingus Park in the City of Coos Bay, sometime late night between last Thursday and last Friday.... Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/vandal-attempts-to-blow-up-oregon-memorial-embroiled-in-church-state-controversy-103128/#l4eKDdzkvpFj6zWq.99
  • GOP lawmakers fight to save cross at California war memorial

    08/25/2013 4:52:35 PM PDT · by Innovative · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug 24, 2013 | FoxNews
    Several Republican lawmakers are urging a federal district court in California to block the removal of a war memorial cross in a San Diego public park that was declared unconstitutional in 2011. "We're urging the court to permit a private organization to obtain and operate the war memorial – a remedy that would remove any constitutional questions and protect this longstanding tribute to our men and women in uniform," Sekulow said in a statement. The legal fight over the Mount Soledad cross began in 1989 when atheist Philip Paulson sued the city of San Diego.
  • Relics unearthed in Turkey may contain piece of Jesus' cross

    08/01/2013 9:26:53 AM PDT · by Sopater · 91 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 01, 2013
    Archeologists conducting excavations at the site of a church in Turkey have unearthed a stone chest containing a relic that may be part of the cross on which Jesus was crucified. The items were discovered during a large-scale excavation at the Balatlar Church, which was built in A.D. 660 near the Black Sea, Today's Zaman reported. Professor Gülgün Köroğlu, an associate professor at Turkey's Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University and excavation leader, told the newspaper the artifacts are linked to Jesus' crucifixion.
  • Archaeologists in Turkey claim they found piece of Jesus’ cross

    08/02/2013 8:47:28 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 39 replies
    WashingtonTimes ^ | August 2, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Archaeologists digging around an ancient church in Turkey say they’ve made a startling discovery and unearthed a piece of the cross that used to crucify Jesus. The diggers found a stone chest this week and inside were several relics believed to be tied to the crucifixion. Among them was a piece of the actual cross upon which Jesus was nailed, one historian with Turkey’s Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts said in the Hurriyet Daily News.
  • WellPoint's Anthem Blue Cross spurns Calif. small-business exchange

    07/19/2013 12:33:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    L A Times ^ | 7/19/13 | Chad Terhune
    Health insurance giant Anthem Blue Cross said it won't participate in California's new insurance market for small businesses. Anthem, a unit of WellPoint Inc., is California's largest insurer for small employers. This surprising move could hamper the state's ability to enroll businesses in its new exchange called Covered California that opens Jan. 1 as part of the federal healthcare law. Instead, Anthem said it will keep selling coverage to small firms outside the exchange in direct competition with the state-run market. Anthem also remains one of 13 health insurers that will offer policies to individuals in Covered California. Nonetheless, Anthem's...
  • University Tells Student to Remove Cross Necklace (Because it might offend other students)

    07/02/2013 8:46:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/02/2013 | Todd Starnes
    A Sonoma State University student has filed a religious accommodation request after she said she was ordered to remove her cross necklace because it might offend other students. “It’s amazing in this day of diversity and tolerance on university campuses that a university official would engage in this type of obvious religious discrimination,” said Liberty Institute attorney Hiram Sasser. The Liberty Institute is representing Audrey Jarvis, 19, a liberal arts major at the northern California university. On June 27, Jarvis was working for the university’s Associated Students Productions at a student orientation fair for incoming freshmen. During the event, her...
  • Uneasy feelings about the cross on Busch Stadium mound

    06/26/2013 6:16:44 AM PDT · by schaef21 · 43 replies
    St. Louis Post Disgrace ^ | 6/26/13 | Bill McClellan
    Perhaps you saw the mention in Sunday’s Sports section about the Christian iconography on the mound at Busch Stadium. Apparently, somebody on the grounds crew etches a cross into the dirt.... Still, I look at photos of that cross etched on the mound and I get the same sort of uneasy feeling I get when I hear the phrase “homeland security.” It used to be “national security.” Why did “national” morph into “homeland”? It happened about the same time politicians started wearing American flag lapel pins. Besides, I’m scared about terrorism. I’m convinced that fanatical, dedicated people with access to...
  • Book deals with that ‘Mormon Taboo’ … the cross

    06/21/2013 4:31:51 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 93 replies
    Ogden Standard-Examiner ^ | June 19, 2013 | Doug Gibson
    The Mormon Church has an ambivalent history with Christianity’s most iconic symbol, the cross. For about 70 years, the cross was generally tolerated within the church’s cultural fabric. However, the first decades of the 20th century initiated a slow but steady expression of disapproval of the cross; a criticism influenced by LDS leaders’ willingness to publicly declare the Roman Catholic Church as the “church of the devil” described in LDS scripture. “Banishing the Cross: The Emergence of a Mormon Taboo,” (John Whitmer Books) by Michael G. Reed, is a slim but valuable volume on the history of the Mormons’ relationship...
  • Blood and Crosses

    06/02/2013 11:44:04 AM PDT · by Jandy on Genesis · 8 replies
    Just Genesis ^ | Jan. 16, 2010 | Alice C. Linsley
    Cultural anthropology and genetic studies shed light on the etiology of the association of blood and rebirth or resurrection. The anthropological, linguistic and genetic evidence indicates that Abraham's ancestors were Proto-Saharan, probably Nubians. Nubians have their own genetic marker which indicates migration from the sub-Sahara to the Nile and there has been virtually no immigration into the lower Nubia area from Asia according to the Y chromosome study done by Lucotte. Among the Nubians the sun was a central symbol of life and often shown as a red orb. This lent the additional association with the red eye of Horus....
  • Behold My Servant...4th Servant Song pt 2

    Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high. As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men: So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider.(Isaiah 52:13-15)The fourth Servant song is composed of three sections. First of all, we have this introduction in Isaiah 52:13-15. Secondly we have the great and...
  • Atheists Fired up over 9/11 Cross Ruling

    04/01/2013 7:00:42 PM PDT · by InHisService · 18 replies
    Consequential Commentary ^ | 4-1-13 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    It came on Good Friday, a gift from God and U.S District Judge Deborah Batts. The lawsuit by American Atheists seeking to ban the cross found at Ground Zero from being displayed in a museum has been tossed out, and the cross will be permitted to stay. The fact that this ruling came on the holiest week of the year for Christians is a delicious irony, one that I can bask in for months, possibly even years to come. I thank God for the sensibility of Judge Batts. Those fun-loving folks over at American Atheists – who despise any and...
  • Jesus of the Scars...a poem and meditations for Good Friday

    I submit for your profit this poem and these songs, for edification and meditation on this Good Friday. Let us remember in this day of ever deepening darkness,that Jesus died for the sins of all men, even those who are currently pushing abominations such as “gay marriage” upon us all. He prayed for them as He suffered and died, “Father forgive them, they know not what they are doing…”- Happy Resurrection weekend everybody-He is risen! Pas Bill “Jesus of the Scars” by Edward Shillito a World War 1 Veteran and Free church Minister (1876-1948) If we have never sought you,...
  • Pope Francis urges Christians to have joy over Cross

    03/24/2013 1:58:24 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    cna ^ | March 24, 2013 | David Uebbing
    Pope Francis celebrates Palm Sunday Mass on March 24 2013 in St. Peter's Square. Credit: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images. Vatican City, Mar 24, 2013 / 05:54 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis declared on Palm Sunday that Christians must not be sad or discouraged but filled with joy because Jesus conquered evil and every sin “with the force of God’s love.” “Jesus on the Cross feels the whole weight of the evil, and with the force of God’s love he conquers it, he defeats it with his resurrection,” he said March 24. “Dear friends,” Pope Francis told the thousands of...
  • What does the NOW with a cross symbol mean?

    03/20/2013 3:17:48 PM PDT · by pfflier · 18 replies
    Vanity
    On the rear windows of cars, I have seen NOW with a cross superimposed over the "O" for a few years now. What does it mean or symbolize? I have searched the internet for an answer and can't find anything but the symbol itself without an explanation.
  • More Mormons moving from 'Easter disconnect' to Christian worship services [Vanity]

    03/13/2013 9:45:40 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 158 replies
    Colofornian | March 13, 2013 | Colofornian
    Free Republic can no longer post Salt Lake Tribune based threads...but we can still link to them. Just last week, the Trib ran this very significant article: Mormons increasingly drawn to Holy Week rituals In other words, Mormons are attending Christian church services during Holy Week! (And they love the services there!) To understand this, you have to understand the backdrop -- the vacuum of Jesus and the cross within Mormonism: 1. BYU study: Disconnect between Mormons and Easter In this article, published by the Mormon church owned Deseret News, it said that Easter has ”only 'lightly more planning than...
  • Hilltop cross destroyed

    03/04/2013 10:38:00 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    Victor Valley Daily Press ^ | .March 1, 2013 | RENE DE LA CRUZ, Staff Writer
    VICTORVILLE • As Easter approaches, some High Desert residents have wondered if the wooden cross that went missing in January would ever return to its rocky perch overlooking the Mojave Narrows Bridge. But the cross that greeted commuters along Highway 18 and gave hope to many senior residents at the River Ranch Mobile Park on Stoddard Wells Road near the bridge has been destroyed. Daily Press Staff Photographer David Pardo found the cross in pieces when he climbed the hill Friday afternoon on a photo assignment to investigate a report that it was missing. “I know that the cross to...
  • Methodist Seminary Ponders Removing Cross from Chapel

    03/04/2013 5:59:01 AM PST · by Gamecock · 27 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | Monday, March 4, 2013 | John Lomperis
    Actual title edited for space issues: United Methodist Seminary Ponders Removing Cross from Chapel To make the space more appropriate for Jain, Buddhist, and Islamic religious services After recently facing some financial challenges, the seminary decided to more or less literally sell itself for $50 million to a large donor who helped transform it from a Christian seminary into Claremont Lincoln University, devoted to jointly training Buddhist, Muslim, Christian, Jewish, and Jain clergy. In celebrating the move, Claremont President Jerry Campbell bizarrely declared that Christians who seek to obey Christ’s command to evangelize non-Christians have “an incorrect perception of what...
  • The Baltimore Catechism: Part One: The Creed, The Redemption

    02/25/2013 8:06:09 PM PST · by Salvation · 10 replies
    CatholiCity.com ^ | 1941 | The Baltimore Catechism
    The Baltimore Catechism Revised Edition (1941)Part One: The Creed   The Redemption Lesson 8 from the Baltimore Cathechism"I believe ... in Jesus Christ ... who ... suffered under Pontius Pilot, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell; the third day He arose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, sitteth at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead ..." 90. What is meant by the Redemption? By the Redemption is meant that Jesus Christ, as the Redeemer of the whole human race,...
  • Christians Face 'Lawful Exclusion' From Jobs Despite Cross Victory, Lawyers Warn [UK]

    01/21/2013 9:31:57 AM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1/15/13 | John Bingham
    Christians who object to aspects of their work on grounds of conscience will be “lawfully excluded” from some jobs, lawyers have warned - despite a landmark judgment upholding an airline check-in clerk's right to wear a cross.Campaigners claimed that “millions” of people who hold traditional “politically incorrect” views could now face new restrictions because of rulings against three other Christians involved in the European Court of Human Rights case. They claimed that the judgment actively increases the risk that those who dissent on the issue of same-sex marriage will not be free to voice their dissent. Their comments came as...
  • British Christians Await Top Court Ruling on Wearing a Cross at Work

    01/11/2013 7:33:08 AM PST · by chessplayer · 9 replies
    (CNSNews.com) – Europe’s highest court next week will hand down rulings in the cases of four British Christians who claim to have been discriminated in the workplace because of their religious beliefs. Two of the applicants, Nadia Eweida and Shirley Chaplin, said their rights were violated when employers barred them from wearing crosses visibly at work. They pointed to Article 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights, which states, “Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others...
  • eBay Yanks Beck’s ‘Obama in Pee Pee’ Art Project Meant to Raise Money for Charity

    11/29/2012 12:38:35 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 20 replies
    (Editor’s note: The video above features Beck’s radio segment from Wednesday morning, discussing the eBay incident.)The popular online auction site eBay has yanked a piece of artwork done by Glenn Beck citing its belief that the project featured an Obama figurine floating in actual urine (it was not, however). Bids can now be emailed in the subject line to the following email address set up by Beck: obamapeepee@glennbeck.com (Related: Liberals Goes Berserk Over Beck’s ‘Obama in Pee Pee,’ Hurl Expletives at Beck)On Tuesday evening, Glenn Beck featured an Obama bobble head doll in a jar of yellow liquid, catalyzed by Michael D’Anouto’s painting titled,...
  • Anthem Blue Cross seeks to raise individual policyholders' rates

    11/28/2012 5:30:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 11/28/12 | Chad Terhune
    California´s largest for-profit health insurer, Anthem Blue Cross, is seeking to raise rates an average of 18% for more than 630,000 individual policyholders, drawing scrutiny from regulators and the ire of consumers already struggling with soaring premiums. Some Anthem customers may see rates rise as much as 25% in February under the company´s proposal at a time when medical inflation is running at historic lows nationwide. The increases are among several others proposed by California insurers, including Aetna Inc. and Health Net Inc. California insurance regulators will take the next month to review whether these rate increases are warranted,
  • Obama absolves Thanksgiving turkey with the Sign of the Cross

    11/21/2012 11:54:53 AM PST · by theruleshavechanged · 167 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/21/2012 | Charlie Spiering
    While pardoning the Thanksgiving turkey today, President Obama absolved it with what he called a "special dispensation," making the Sign of the Cross over the gobbling turkey. It appears that Obama made a left handed, backward sign of the cross.
  • The Sign of the Cross [Catholic and Orthodox Caucus]

    11/14/2012 8:55:35 PM PST · by Salvation · 6 replies
    Fisheaters.com ^ | not given | Fisheaters.com
    The Sign of the Cross   "Let us not then be ashamed to confess the Crucified. Be the Cross our seal made with boldness by our fingers on our brow and in everything; over the bread we eat, and the cups we drink; in our comings in, and goings out; before our sleep, when we lie down and when we awake; when we are in the way and when we are still. Great is that preservative; it is without price, for the poor's sake; without toil, for the sick, since also its grace is from God. It is the Sign...
  • LSU apologizes for censoring Christian religious imagery

    10/24/2012 6:50:44 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/24/12 | Robby Soave
    Administrators at Louisiana State University have apologized for censoring photographs of male students who had painted Christian crosses on their chests at a football game.“We erred in our judgment and we have communicated our apologies to the group of young men represented in the photo, whose school spirit is second to none,” said Ernest Ballard, director of media relations at LSU, in an e-mail to The Daily Caller News Foundation.The photos in question depict a group of fans known as “The Painted Posse,” who paint themselves in their team’s colors at home games. They also paint small crosses on their...
  • Holy Photoshop! LSU Erased Christian Football Fans' Crosses

    10/23/2012 9:09:07 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/22/12
    A group of Louisiana State University football fans whose admiration for the Tigers is second only to their love for Jesus is outraged after the school digitally erased the tiny crosses they painted on their bare upper chests at a recent football game. LSU officials sent out a photo of The Painted Posse, Christian students who paint their bodies with LSU school colors and small crosses for home games, in an email about the LSU game against South Carolina on Oct. 13. The students were shocked to see the photo, which appeared to be otherwise untouched, in the newsletter that...
  • Holy Photoshop! LSU erased Christian football fans' crosses

    10/22/2012 12:44:15 PM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 22 October 2012 | Fox News (no writer given)
    A group of Louisiana State University football fans whose admiration for the Tigers is second only to their love for Jesus is outraged after the school digitally erased the tiny crosses they painted on their bare upper chests at a recent football game. LSU officials sent ... The Painted Posse, Christian students who paint... LSU school colors and small crosses ... email about the LSU game... . image to prevent other students from being offended by the weekly Geaux-Mail newsletter. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2012/10/22/holy-photoshop-lsu-erased-christian-football-fans-crosses/#ixzz2A3glWrWy
  • Selah - There is Power in the Blood (of the Lamb Jesus Christ)

    10/21/2012 12:15:40 PM PDT · by F15Eagle · 13 replies
    YouTube.Com ^ | on Jan 27, 2011 | Uploaded by Ziyu Lu
    For my 1,000th thread, I decided nothing could be more important than a song about the Blood of the Lamb which Freely Saves those who Believe (John 3:17-18). This is kinda a different version that I found but I like it because it sounds like a tent-revival song.
  • School Orders Cross Removed From Football Helmets

    10/11/2012 5:48:18 AM PDT · by onlylewis · 73 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 10/10/12 | Todd Starnes
    Wisconsin school district has ordered a joint public-private school football team to change its logo – in the middle of the season — after a lone parent said the inclusion of a bishop’s hat and cross was a violation of the U.S. Constitution. Martin Lexmond, superintendent of the Shorewood School District, told Fox News that he made the decision to remove the logos after consulting with the school board. “It just didn’t occur to anybody that there might be questions about it,” he said. “A parent last week raised the question asking if this was a violation of separation of...
  • Tim Tebow to The DevilStay the Hell Away fromMonday Night Football (666 game)

    10/08/2012 1:10:07 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 48 replies
    tmz ^ | 10/8 | tmz
    Tim Tebow just pointed out a very devilish fact ... tonight's NFL matchup is the 666th Monday Night Football game ... and it just so happens, Tim's team is playing in the game. As the NY Jets prepare for battle with the Houston Texans ... Tebow just tweeted, "Looking forward to giving God all the glory in tonight's 666th Monday Night Football game. Romans 8:37-39." Before you head to Google, here's the bible quote Tim referenced: "No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life,...