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  • Don't 'scapegoat' Syrian refugees, Catholic bishops and evangelicals say

    11/18/2015 6:28:53 PM PST · by Mariner · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | November 18th, 2015 | By Daniel Burke
    (CNN)Two of the country's largest and most influential religious groups, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the National Association of Evangelicals, are urging the United States not to halt the resettlement of Syrian refugees after the deadly terrorist attack in Paris last Friday. "Of course we want to keep terrorists out of our country, but let's not punish the victims of ISIS for the sins of ISIS," Leith Anderson, NAE president, said on Tuesday. House Speaker Paul Ryan has called for a "pause" in the U.S. program accepting Syrian refugees and 30 governors have said they will not welcome...
  • Donald Trump: U.S. must ‘strongly consider’ shutting down mosques after Paris attacks

    11/16/2015 7:36:38 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 111 replies
    Donald Trump suggested Monday that U.S. counterterrorism officials should shut down certain mosques in response to the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris last week. “I would hate to do it but it’s something you’re going to have to strongly consider,” the 2016 Republican frontrunner said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” when asked if he would recommend taking the measure. “Some of the absolute hatred is coming from those areas,” he said.
  • A psychedelic send-off for 'the godfather of LSD': Susan Sarandon at Burning Man

    09/06/2015 11:58:44 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | September 6, 2015 | Kelly Mclaughlin and Mia De Graaf
    Susan Sarandon led a very belated funeral procession for her dear friend, the 'godfather of LSD' Timothy Leary, at Burning Man on Saturday. Clutching his ashes on the march into a makeshift church, the 67-year-old actress - who was wearing a bridal gown - said she had wanted to lay Leary to rest where he would be surrounded by revelers who had taken the psychedelic drug to honor his memory. 'I think he'd be so happy,' Sarandon said of Leary, who died and was cremated in 1996. 'I think he would have loved the chaos. He would have loved it....
  • Episcopalians To Allow Same-Sex Marriage After Overwhelming Vote By Church Leadership

    07/02/2015 10:29:47 AM PDT · by dware · 69 replies
    SeeBS ^ | 07.02.2015 | CBS
    SALT LAKE CITY (CBS/AP) The Episcopal Church has completed its embrace of gay rights, changing church law to allow same-sex religious marriages throughout the denomination, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide. The new policy won overwhelming approval from the top Episcopal legislative body Wednesday, following decades of debate and conflict. It came 12 years after the denomination blazed a trail by electing the first openly gay bishop.
  • Rev. Graham: Obamas Wrong, Islam Is a False Religion

    10/28/2014 7:04:35 AM PDT · by xzins · 90 replies
    CNS ^ | October 27, 2014 | Michael W. Chapman
    Reverend Franklin Graham, son of world renowned evangelical pastor Billy Graham, said that President Barack Obama was fundamentally mistaken about radical Islam; questioned why peaceful Muslims do not collectively condemn jihadist terrorism; and argued that Islam is a false religion and that it is impossible for a false religion to be a true religion of peace. Rev. Franklin Graham also cited examples from a speech he recently gave outside the White House, decrying the actions of followers of a peaceful religion who practice female circumcision, hijacking, kidnapping, honor killings, and decapitation. Rev. Graham commended President Obama for sending some U.S....
  • TV historian triggers storm after calling Islam a 'made-up' religion (UK)

    09/02/2012 6:57:06 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9-2-12 | Mario Ledwith
    Channel 4 has become embroiled in controversy after viewers claimed that a programme distorted the history of Islam. The broadcaster and regulator Ofcom and received nearly 550 complaints after Islam: The Untold Story was screened last week. The shows presenter, Tom Holland, was subjected to a wave of criticism for his investigation into the origins of the religion and its early texts. He said there was little written contemporary evidence about the life of the Prophet Muhammad, and claimed that the Koran makes little or no reference to Islams holy city of Mecca. Holland, an award-winning writer and historian, received...
  • Woman died after Muslim nurse refused to help as he was praying

    03/23/2012 6:08:58 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 47 replies · 4+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 23 March 12 | Unattributed
    An elderly woman was left on the floor at a care home for up to ten minutes because a nurse was praying, an inquest heard. Alzheimer's sufferer Dorothy Griffiths, 87, was found sitting down after staff heard a bang and a carer went to the office for help to lift her. But agency nurse Abdul Bhutto, who was in charge, said they would have to wait. Carer Zoe Shaw told the Sheffield hearing: "It took between five and ten minutes because he was praying upstairs in the office on his prayer mat. A staff member told me we had to...
  • Can we please keep comments about the Mormon faith off the political discussion threads?

    05/24/2011 4:07:08 PM PDT · by ken5050 · 1,076 replies · 1+ views
    one man's opinion...
    As we enter the GOP primary season, I'm starting to notice more and more an annoying trend here in FR. It seems as though everytime there's an article, or someone posts a comment about Romney, either pro or con, it nearly always devolves into an extended, and acrimonious discussion about the Mormon faith. Those who defend it, and those who, for whatever reasons, can't abide it, both sides seem determined to wage an "end of times" batte on all the FR threads. Frankly, I'm tired of it, and just wish it would stop. I think that probably 99% of others...
  • Jesus Christ, the Son of God

    04/08/2011 7:39:38 AM PDT · by ZULU · 181 replies
    Mormon Church ^ | 2010 | Jeffrey R. Holland
    By and large any controversy in this matter has swirled around two doctrinal issuesour view of the Godhead and our belief in the principle of continuing revelation leading to an open scriptural canon. In addressing this we do not need to be apologists for our faith, but we would like not to be misunderstood. So with a desire to increase understanding and unequivocally declare our Christianity, I speak today on the first of those two doctrinal issues just mentioned.
  • A God of Miracles (Real Mormon/LDS)

    02/07/2011 7:23:46 PM PST · by Paragon Defender · 385 replies ^ | Sister Sydney S. Reynolds
    A God of Miracles Sydney S. ReynoldsFirst Counselor in the Primary General PresidencySydney S. Reynolds, "A God of Miracles", Ensign, May 2001, 12I believe that all of us can bear witness to these small miracles.With Moroni of old, I believe in a God of miracles. Moroni wrote to the people of our dispensation, Behold, I will show unto you a God of miracles, and it is that same God who created the heavens and the earth, and all things that in them are (Morm. 9:11). Moroni proclaimed that Jesus Christ did many mighty miracles, that many mighty miracles...
  • Christian Leaders Say Green Movement is False Religion

    12/28/2010 8:49:07 AM PST · by wmfights · 17 replies · 1+ views
    The Christian Post ^ | December 28, 2010 | Stephanie Samuel
    Conservative policy experts and religious leaders have collaborated to condemn the radical environmentalism movement in a 12-part video series. The series, called Resisting the Green Dragon, features criticisms of the green movement which religious leaders contend is a false religion that puts nature above people. "Environmentalists have a long history of believing and promoting exaggerations and myths," says Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission in the video. One such myth speakers cite in the video is the notion that humans are causing global warming. According to The Cornwall Alliance founder Dr. E. Calvin Beisner,...
  • What Mormon Missionaries WON'T Tell You

    10/15/2010 5:39:02 PM PDT · by delacoert · 1,219 replies · 1+ views
    Most of us have had a Mormon Missionary knock at our door. If you have ever invited them in and listened to a presentation of their beliefs, you probably found most but not all of what they said very similar to those beliefs held by Christians. However, while trying to convince you that your Church is wrong and the Mormon Church is right, there are several points they intentionally leave out. Below is a list of Mormon beliefs the missionaries will be reluctant to tell you about: They will be reluctant to tell you that the God they...
  • A Really Inconvenient Truth

    05/15/2008 11:26:38 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 10 replies · 90+ views
    Al Gore says global warming is an inconvenient truth. Inconvenient adds a clever twist to the name of the would-be presidents popular documentary and book. But far worthier of scrutiny is the other word in the title: Truth. Man-made global warming, says the former politician and a rising sea of climate alarmists, is not just inconvenient, its an unequivocal, undeniable truth. In fact, the truth about global warming is so convincing that debate in the scientific community is over. Says who? Well, the United Nations for starters. On February 2 last year, the United Nations issued a press release highlighting...
  • Alma

    05/05/2008 7:56:39 AM PDT · by Old Mountain man · 46 replies · 67+ views ^ | Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
    GUIDE TO THE SCRIPTURES Alma, Son of Alma See also Alma the Elder; Amulek; Mosiah, Sons of In the Book of Mormon, the first chief judge and prophet in the Nephite nation. In his early years he sought to destroy the Church (Mosiah 27: 8-10). However, an angel appeared to him and he was converted to the gospel (Mosiah 27: 8-24; Alma 36: 6-27). Later he gave up his position as chief judge in order to teach the people (Alma 4: 11-20). The book of Alma: A separate book in the Book of Mormon, comprising an abridgment of the records...
  • Yoga Cred

    01/29/2008 8:00:52 AM PST · by bs9021 · 21 replies · 180+ views
    Campus Report ^ | January 29, 2008 | Deborah Lambert
    Yoga Cred by: Deborah Lambert, January 29, 2008 Although students at Needham (Mass) High School may have felt a lot less stressed after principal Paul Richards stopped publishing the list of honor roll recipients last year, it seems the relaxation guru was just getting started, according to Michelle Malkin, who noted that his latest idea was for the school to sponsor in-school yoga classes. Its not that Im trying to turn the culture upside down, Richards told the New York Times, explaining that his goal was simply to bring the culture to a healthier place. These health concerns not only...

    04/21/2007 11:27:48 AM PDT · by conservative in nyc · 20 replies · 1,540+ views
    New York Post ^ | 4/21/07 | MAX SCHULZ
    AS we mark the 38th Earth Day tomorrow, it's worth noting that this secular "religion" has led many Americans to fervently believe some things that just aren't true. Environmentalist values plainly deserve a place in making public policy. But we shouldn't be guided by myths that are provably false. Yet a recent survey by Zogby International for the Manhattan Institute found that, when it comes to energy and the environment, the public is more inclined to believe myths than to have a firm grasp of basic facts. Polling 1,000 average Americans on assorted energy and environmental issues, we found a...
  • TESTING THE FAITH - Report: 51 priests in same-sex civil partnerships

    01/03/2007 2:50:15 PM PST · by XR7 · 20 replies · 1,418+ views
    Colin Coward, left, welcomes Bishop Gene Robinson in November 2005 (BBC News) A report claiming at least 51 priests are in same-sex civil partnerships will confront the Church of England at two major upcoming meetings. The figures, which include four lesbian priests, come from a homosexual-rights group comprised of church members called Changing Attitude, the Times of London reported. "Civil partnerships have helped to increase the stability of same-sex relationships and reduced the social exclusion to which lesbian and gay people are often subjected," said the group's director, Colin Coward. But next month, proponents of homosexuals in the clergy...
  • Lawyer cracks judge's 'Da Vinci Code'

    04/28/2006 3:56:23 AM PDT · by sirchtruth · 8 replies · 872+ views
    AP ^ | 4/28/2006 | JILL LAWLESS
    LONDON (AP) The code has been cracked. London lawyer Dan Tench and The Times newspaper on Friday both claimed to have solved the riddle of a code embedded in a judge's ruling in "The Da Vinci Code" copyright lawsuit. It reads: "Jackie Fisher who are you Dreadnought." The message was created by Peter Smith, the High Court judge who presided over the copyright infringement suit brought by authors of the nonfiction book "The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail" against the publisher of Dan Brown's mega-selling thriller.
  • Hugh Hewitt's off... and so is Jed Babbin

    Radical Islam (unlike the actual religion) tolerates no other religion, and demands that its adherents give up the basic human freedoms enshrined in our Bill of Rights.
  • (Vanity)Religion is silent on cruel beheadings but rises up ferverently to protest cartoons...

    02/06/2006 6:54:37 AM PST · by Visioneer · 5 replies · 311+ views
    "By their fruits you will know them."