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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."
  • Why I dont convert to Islam to Islam

    01/28/2006 9:33:03 AM PST · by mal · 42 replies · 1,324+ views
    This long article explains why I dont convert, by using primarily the Quran itself and secondarily the hadith. But before you begin reading the list, here are four things you should know. First, if you believe that I have taken a verse out of context, then click on the supporting articles under each item. They will put the given verse in context. I generally work hard at treating the Quran with respect and with at least a little scholarship. Also, here are the introductions to each sura or chapter in the Quran by Sayyid Abul ALa Maududi (d. 1979), a...
  • Kwanzaa: a Holiday from the FBI (Ann Coulter)

    12/28/2005 5:20:06 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 103 replies · 5,495+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 28 Dec 2005 | Ann Coulter
    President Bush's 2005 Kwanzaa message began with the patently absurd statement: "African-Americans and people around the world reflect on African heritage during Kwanzaa." I believe more African-Americans spent this season reflecting on the birth of Christ than some phony non-Christian holiday invented a few decades ago by an FBI stooge. Kwanzaa is a holiday for white liberals, not blacks. It is a fact that Kwanzaa was invented in 1966 by a black radical FBI stooge, Ron Karenga, aka Dr. Maulana Karenga. Karenga was a founder of United Slaves, a violent nationalist rival to the Black Panthers and a dupe of...
  • Bush Extends Greetings To All Celebrating Kwanzaa

    12/28/2005 11:40:33 AM PST · by presidio9 · 261 replies · 3,342+ views
    US Dept of State ^ | December 19, 2005 | George W. Bush
    President Bush December 19 sent warm greetings to all who are celebrating Kwanzaa -- a seven-day observance emphasizing seven principles of African culture. Kwanzaa, which will begin December 26, represents an African-American and pan-African holiday celebrating family, community and culture. For additional information see Holidays and African Americans. Following is the text of the statement: THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary December 19, 2005 December 2005 I send greetings to those observing Kwanzaa. African Americans and people around the world reflect on African heritage during Kwanzaa. The seven days of this celebration emphasize the seven principles of Nguzo...
  • School for Shar'ia: Islamist School Wins Dept of Education Blue Ribbon for Excellence Award

    School for Shar'ia: Islamist School Wins Dept of Education Blue Ribbon for Excellence Award Beila Rabinowitz at Militant Islam Monitor tells the whole sad story: October 20, 20005 - Philadelphia, PA - - Jihad through Da'wa [conversion of non-Muslims] in the form of domestic Islamic education has gotten a boost from an unlikely source, the U.S. government. The administration has just presented the New Horizons Islamic School in Pasadena, California the United States Department of Education's "Blue Ribbon for Excellence" award.... The BIAE, based in Los Angeles - which plans the curriculum of the New Horizons School together with...
  • Mohammed was a Thug & Fraud - (must read! - one of the best, short, accurate biographies EVER!)

    07/25/2005 8:07:19 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 128 replies · 11,281+ views
    I recently set out to learn more about Islam. I had no agenda at the time except to broaden my knowledge on the subject. What I have learned sickened me. I had previously been accepting of the notion that Islam was a peaceful religion and that the Muslim terrorists who inflict so much pain and death around the world represented a fringe element outside of mainstream Islam. I was wrong. The Islamic deity, Allah, is a false god. While the term "Allah" does indeed carry the same meaning as "God," Mohammed's Allah is nothing more than a construct of a...
  • The Episcopal Church Self-Destructs over Homosexuality

    07/15/2005 8:04:10 AM PDT · by Dane · 145 replies · 3,547+ views
    VirtueonLine ^ | 7/15/05 | Allan Dobras
    The Episcopal Church Self-Destructs over Homosexuality Episcopalians Defend the Consecration of a "Gay" Bishop By Allan Dobras The Episcopal Church has been flirting with a disastrous schism for the last thirty-five years, and now a formal breakup seems inevitable following an unapologetic June 1722, 2005, appearance before the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) in Nottingham, England. The purpose of the meeting was to hear the church's defense of its consecration of "gay" Bishop V. Gene Robinson. Over the years, the denomination continued to hang together as it blundered through several divisive issues while causing its rolls to plummet by about 1.3...
  • Koran predicts "Blazing Hell Fire" for its own demise - (eloquent ex-Muslim; Islam must be crushed!)

    06/30/2005 8:47:47 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 101 replies · 2,230+ views
    HISTORY OF JIHAD.ORG ^ | JUNE 29, 2005 | Jihad Team
    Mohammed organized a people made bitter by the environment; by institutionalizing this bitterness into the theology of Islam. He encouraged people to worship him, his hair (Hazratbal mosque at Kashmir in India, his spitum, the water gargled by him, his urine, ad nausem) Thus Islam was his own personality cult, and his was a murderous personality. Warriors with a desire to win pleasure on earth if they live and in heaven if they die, made them paranoid warriors, disregarded danger and were numb to pain and this brought victory, no alcohol also helped immensely to get a tactical advantage like...
  • A church's struggle over gay marriage

    06/30/2005 5:00:39 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 38 replies · 825+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 01, 2005 | Jane Lapman
    The United Church of Christ - famous for setting precedent - considers backing same-sex marriage at its national synod. As a federal constitutional amendment on marriage garners growing public support, one American Protestant church could soon go against the grain. During its national synod, which begins Friday in Atlanta, the United Church of Christ (UCC) will debate three marriage resolutions - one backing "full marriage equality" for same-sex couples, one defining marriage as between a man and a woman, and a third proposing further study of the issue. No one is predicting the outcome, but the UCC - a union...
  • Canadian military has performed its first same-sex "wedding" - chaplains must follow orders

    06/16/2005 5:03:13 AM PDT · by · 72 replies · 3,083+ views
    Canadian military has performed its first same-sex "wedding" - chaplains must follow orders Daughter of Homosexual Dad Hopes to Share Her Saga with North AmericaBy Chad GroeningJune 15, 2005(AgapePress) - A Christian woman in Canada whose father was heavily involved in the homosexual lifestyle says she wants people on both sides of the border to understand how devastating homosexuality is on children. Meanwhile, the Canadian military has performed its first same-sex "wedding."Associated Press reports that two men -- a sergeant and a warrant officer -- exchanged vows last month in a small ceremony at the chapel of a Canadian Forces...
  • "Christianity Is My Spritual Home" (Jane Fonda Tells How She Was Saved...)

    04/27/2005 10:53:52 AM PDT · by meandog · 100 replies · 3,898+ views ^ | 4-27-05 | Lisa Schnieder
    Jane Fonda talks about how she is 'riveted' by faith and why feminism is what Jesus taughtFrom her longtime political activism to her Oscar-winning acting, Jane Fonda has never done anything halfheartedly, and she brings this characteristic intensity to her faith. When she talks about "feeling the presence of the Almighty," her view of Jesus, and the way she prays, her voice wells from deep within her chest. You may know this voice from her films (among dozens of others: Barbarella, Klute, On Golden Pond, and currently in theaters, Monster-in-Law), or from her aerobics videos ("feel the burn!"), or from...
  • please discover the reality (zot!!! distroy the troll, steel his oil)

    01/04/2005 6:04:13 AM PST · by wideman · 957 replies · 11,971+ views
    hello all of you ,why you don't accept the fact that usa is an occupation power in irak,what are we doing there:killing innocent people,steeling their oil,distroying their country,burning their houses,they don't tell us to come,usa invade irak without the support of un,neither the support of international community,american soldiers in irak are terrorising children ,men and women killing babies ,throwing heavy bombs on their heads,it is a murder ,it is a genocide ,it is a crime it is not a liberation,it is a colonisation,a destruction of a soverein country,that's why the bush administration is a threat to our word they are...
  • You say God, I say Allah [14 year old Muslim boy]

    12/31/2004 6:43:37 PM PST · by freedom44 · 130 replies · 4,738+ views
    Iranian ^ | 12/31/04 | Payam A
    Islam is very similar to Christianity both historically and ideologically. People may find it strange that these two religions share many characteristics, but they do. Both religions are monotheistic and preach about the same God. Christians call Him "God", and Muslims call Him "Allah". Some Christians believe in the Trinity and others believe that Jesus was the Son of God. Muslims reject both notions but believe that Jesus was an important prophet, performed miracles and was a great man. Christians and Muslims, along with Jews believe Abraham was a major prophet, and both Arabs and Jews trace their ancestry back...
  • United Church of Christ Asks FCC to Yank CBS, NBC Licenses

    12/12/2004 11:28:03 PM PST · by paudio · 19 replies · 891+ views ^ | 10 December 2004
    The United Church of Christ has filed petitions with the FCC challenging the licenses of a CBS- and an NBC-owned TV station in Miami after their parent companies rejected a church-produced commercial. In a statement, the UCC said that it had filed the challenge because "there is substantial and material question as to whether the stations' parent companies, Viacom, Inc., and the General Electric Company, have operated the stations in the public interest." UCC spokeswoman Gloria Tristani said that the two stations, WFOR and WTVJ, were chosen because their licenses come up for renewal first. Tristani is a former FCC...
  • Martyrs, Virgins and Grapes (Analyzing the Koran - the start of a Reformation)

    08/04/2004 1:44:11 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 30 replies · 755+ views
    The New York Times ^ | Aug. 4, 2004 | Nicholas D. Kristof
    Martyrs, Virgins and Grapes The New York Times Nicholas D. Kristof August 04, 2004 The virgins are calling you," Mohamed Atta wrote reassuringly to his fellow hijackers just before 9/11. It has long been a staple of Islam that Muslim martyrs will go to paradise and marry 72 black-eyed virgins. But a growing body of rigorous scholarship on the Koran points to a less sensual paradise - and, more important, may offer a step away from fundamentalism and toward a reawakening of the Islamic world. Some Islamic theologians protest that the point was companionship, never heavenly sex. Others have interpreted...

    07/25/2004 6:36:08 AM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 55 replies · 1,796+ views, "Inside Politics" ^ | 20 July 2004 | Editors
    See City votes on volume of Islamic call to prayerHAMTRAMCK, Michigan (AP) -- Residents of this once-predominantly Polish city voted Tuesday on a ballot measure that organizers hoped would be a referendum on whether to allow mosques to issue the Islamic call to prayer over loudspeakers. Excerpt from the origional. See link above.
  • Church Group Wants U.N. to Take Over Iraq

    05/11/2004 2:57:31 PM PDT · by hope · 82 replies · 295+ views
    Fox News ^ | 5.11.04
    A national religious group representing 36 Protestant and Orthodox denominations said Tuesday that U.S. foreign policy is "dangerous" and urged President Bush to turn over authority in Iraq to the United Nations. TheNational Council of Churches (search), which has been highly critical of the war, acknowledged that Christians disagree on the issue, but said that giving control to the U.N. was the only way to create "lasting peace."
  • Abortion Provider's New Chaplain Posits Pro-Choice Jesus

    03/11/2004 6:35:42 PM PST · by ambrose · 45 replies · 225+ views
    Agape ^ | 3.11.04
    Abortion Provider's New Chaplain Posits Pro-Choice Jesus Pro-Lifer Says Planned Parenthood's Pastor Contradicts Mainstream Christianity By Jim Brown and Jenni Parker March 11, 2004 (AgapePress) - A conservative Protestant activist says he is appalled but not surprised that a United Methodist minister has been hired to serve as chaplain of the nation's largest abortion provider. The Planned Parenthood Federation of America has selected Pastor Ignacio Castuera to fill the newly created position and communicate "the theological justification for choice, sexuality, and contraception." Castuera serves as pastor at St. John's United Methodist Church in Los Angeles, California, and has been a...
  • Perverts in the Pulpit

    08/06/2003 12:40:15 AM PDT · by ppaul · 11 replies · 302+ views
    Gulf1 ^ | 8/6/03 | Col. Robert L. Pappas, USMC (ret.)
    American Anglicans are poised on the precipice of spiritual irrelevance as they decide whether or not to ratify the election of an openly practicing sexual pervert to be a Bishop in that Organization. It does not matter that sexual pervert Robinson believes in God or believes that Jesus is Gods incarnate son. So does Satanand if some liberals reading this are outraged and might want to know if I might be comparing Robinson to Satan, if you cant stand the answer, dont ask. On Monday, August 4th, 2003, questions arose about Robinsons suitability to be confirmed because of allegations that...
  • Church coalition pushes for gay marriage

    07/11/2003 1:22:17 AM PDT · by chance33_98 · 10 replies · 160+ views
    Church coalition pushes for gay marriage With a renewed national debate about gay marriage as a backdrop, a new coalition of liberal Protestant and Jewish leaders from Colorado announced plans Thursday to press for legalizing gay marriage and to fight a Colorado congresswoman's bill that would define marriage as strictly between a man and a woman. Colorado Clergy for Equality in Marriage, which includes 45 clergy, was formed "to highlight the ongoing and unjust discrimination against gay and lesbian persons in state marriage laws." In 2000, the legislature passed and Gov. Bill Owens signed into law a measure barring...
  • Gays win the numbers game

    07/10/2003 9:29:57 AM PDT · by ijcr · 14 replies · 282+ views
    The Guardian ^ | July 8, 2003 | Zoe Williams
    When is the C of E going to realise that homosexuality is now more popular in Britain than Christianity? In the raft of things I don't understand about the disgraceful treatment of Canon Jeffrey John, someone explain to me this. The meeting at Lambeth Palace in which it was decided that Canon John would affect to stand down from the Reading bishopric of his own free will (even though free will had nothing to do with it - indeed, given the axiomatic role of free will in the Christian doctrine, you would have thought this fiction alone violated the express...
  • Yanked Threads

    09/08/2002 7:52:54 PM PDT · by drstevej · 221 replies · 577+ views
    What's the smokey backroom? Smokey Backroom ^ Posted on 08/18/2002 8:33 PM Central by Itsfreewill Jim posted a message to the moderators, Mods: The Smokey Backroom is here. This forum is setup for those who want a little more heated debate. I'm recommending that we allow a little more rule bending here. We don't want the racist stuff or the propaganda, but we can allow the people to let their hair down a bit. Spitting, biting, hair pulling and cursing allowed as long as they don't go to extremes. I'm thinking we can also move out of control flamewar threads...