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  • George H.W. Bush is witness at same-sex marriage in Maine

    09/25/2013 5:52:50 PM PDT · by markomalley · 64 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/25/2013
    <p>Another prominent Republican has come out in support of same-sex marriage — or at least, in support of one particular same-sex marriage.</p> <p>Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara served as an official witnesses Saturday at the Maine wedding of Bonnie Clement and Helen Thorgalsen, co-owners of a Kennebunk general store. Thorgalsen posted a photo on Facebook of the 41st commander-in-chief signing a set of documents for them at an outdoor celebration: “Getting our marriage license witnessed!”</p>
  • US ambassador to Australia marries in private same-sex ceremony

    08/12/2013 12:35:27 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 45 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 12th August 2013 | Matt Young
    US AMBASSADOR to Australia John Berry has married his long-term partner of 17 years in a private same-sex ceremony in Washington D.C. The 54-year-old former head of the Office of Personnel Management - which oversees the US public service - is the first openly gay US ambassador to serve in a Group of 20 nation and the highest ranking openly gay man in United States history. In a short statement, Mr Berry confirmed the nuptials, telling news.com.au, "John Berry and Curtis Yee, partners of 17 years, were formally married on Saturday August 10, at St Margaret's Episcopal Church in Washington...
  • Church of Scotland takes step to allow gay clergy

    05/20/2013 4:20:30 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    AP ^ | 5/20/2013 | SYLVIA HUI
    Senior members of the Church of Scotland voted Monday to let some congregations choose ministers who are in same-sex relationships — an important compromise that must still pass further hurdles before it can become church law. The church's General Assembly backed a motion affirming a traditional conservative view on homosexuality, but permitted liberal congregations to ordain openly gay men or women if they wish. The assembly's vote would require the approval of next year's General Assembly as well as votes by the church's regional presbyteries to become law. The process is complicated, and is expected to take at least two...
  • Madonna rips Boy Scouts at GLAAD Awards -- VIDEO

    03/17/2013 4:45:17 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 77 replies
    http://music-mix.ew.com ^ | Mar 17, 2013 | by Kyle Anderson
    <p>Madonna has never been a stranger to controversy, and she once again dipped her toe into those waters at last night’s GLAAD Awards, where she was presenting an award to Anderson Cooper.</p> <p>Dressed in an oversized Boy Scout uniform, Madonna took the organization to task for its policy that bans gay people from joining. “I wanted to be a Boy Scout, but they wouldn’t let me join,” she said during a 10-minute speech. “I think that’s (messed) up. I know how to build a fire. I can pitch a tent … most importantly, I know how to scout for boys.”</p>
  • What’s the Problem with Same-Sex Marriage? (An Honest Look at Homosexual “Marriage”)

    03/18/2012 10:13:27 AM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies · 2+ views
    Courageous Priest ^ | March 18, 2012 | BISHOP THOMAS J. TOBIN
    Bishop Thomas Tobin's Five Problems with Homosexual “Marriage” It’s a sure sign of spring, as predictable as the Red Sox at spring training, the swallows returning to Capistrano, and the flowing of green beer on St. Patrick’s Day. I’m referring of course to the public re-appearance of the determined proponents of homosexual marriage.It seems that each year at this time the left-leaning columnists, the organized advocates, and the lobbyists at the State House awaken from their hibernation to take-up their perennial campaign to redefine marriage in Rhode Island and impose their personal preferences upon the citizenry of our State.The public...
  • Franklin Graham: ‘Assume’ Obama is Christian

    02/21/2012 10:42:31 AM PST · by ColdOne · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/21/12 | TIM MAK
    Franklin Graham, the evangelist and son of Billy Graham, gave sharply different answers Tuesday when asked whether he believed Rick Santorum and Barack Obama were Christians. Graham, the CEO and president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, also declined to say on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” whether he thought Mitt Romney was a Christian. He weighed in at length on the candidates and their faith: * ON OBAMA: “You have to ask him. I cannot answer that question for anybody. All I know is I’m a sinner, and God has forgiven me of my sins… You have to ask every person....
  • Madonna’s Superbowl Halftime Show: A Celebration of the Grand Priestess of the Music Industry

    02/07/2012 12:44:39 AM PST · by hope · 84 replies · 1+ views
    When I learned that Madonna – aka the Grand Priestess of the music industry – would be performing at the Superbowl halftime show, I thought: “This should be interesting”. And it was. While most were amazed by a woman in her fifties dancing around with LMFAO and others were annoyed at her lip-syncing, I was interested with something else: the flurry of symbolism flashed to billions of viewers worldwide. While most considered Madonna’s performance as an entertaining interlude to the most important football game of the year, those blessed with symbol-literacy will probably agree with the following statement: Madonna’s halftime...
  • Give Me Your Money in the Name of Jesus

    02/03/2012 10:34:08 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 18 replies
    Red State ^ | February 2, 2012 | Breeanne Howe
    This morning, in the middle of his campaign National Prayer Breakfast speech, President Obama delighted those of us who love irony by quoting C.S. Lewis. It was an interesting moment in a speech that put forth the notion that taxing the wealthy is right in line with the teachings of Jesus. I mean, Jesus did hang out with tax collectors, right? The idea that government welfare is somehow the fulfillment of Jesus’ teaching on charity is a common misconception that many people make, Christians included, and it’s the main reason that liberals believe conservatives are Christian hypocrites. Perhaps if the...
  • United Church of Christ Votes to Remove “Heavenly Father” from Bylaws

    07/12/2011 6:49:43 AM PDT · by Cronos · 18 replies
    The New American ^ | 10 July 2011 | Dave Bohon
    Delegates at the most recent national meeting of the United Church of Christ (UCC) agreed overwhelmingly July 4 to strike the term “heavenly Father” from the denomination’s constitutional definition of the local church. By a vote of 613 to 161, the delegates voted to change language in Article V of the church’s bylaws (see page 3) from describing a local church as composed of persons who believe in “God as heavenly Father” to those who believe in “the triune God” — thereby relieving UCC members of the responsibility of acknowledging God as masculine. Explaining the change, which reflects a trend...
  • Westboro Baptist Church plans to picket Hilliard (OH) school (One Mile From Me; Son Is a Freshman)

    04/26/2011 1:39:15 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 35 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch | April 26, 2011 | Charlie Boss
    Westboro Baptist Church plans to picket Hilliard school Tuesday, April 26, 2011 03:23 PM By Charlie Boss The Columbus Dispatch The Westboro Baptist Church, known for its anti-gay protests at schools and high-profile events, is making a pit stop at Hilliard Darby High School next month. Hilliard school officials sent an e-mail alert to parents today, alerting them of the group's protest scheduled from 7:10 to 7:40 a.m. on May 10. "While the group does have the right to gather in protest as well as free speech, they will NOT be exercising that right on school grounds," Hilliard Darby Principal...
  • Origins of Christian Mythology

    03/15/2011 6:50:31 PM PDT · by freedomguy38 · 40 replies
    3/15/2011 | freedomguy38
    This is the time of year for phase two of the Christian mythology. Phase one was Advent ending with Christmas. Now it’s Lent which ends with Easter. At least phase one is a happier time, even if the gift wasn’t quite what was expected. But then, neither was the “Messiah.” That disappointment needed a lot of explanation by the Doctor of Law, Saul, who changed his name to Paul, probably due to his notorious reputation among earlier followers of Jesus. He supposedly had a reawakening that had something to do with forgiveness and mercy without punishment for his past inhumane...
  • Clinton Wedding Raises Questions of Interfaith Marriage

    07/29/2010 8:43:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies · 2+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2010 | Janice Shaw Crouse
    Click here to find out more! When asked about the significance of her daughter, Chelsea, marrying Marc Mezvinsky, who is Jewish, and thus being married in an interfaith union, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton responded, “Over the years, so many of the barriers that prevented people from getting married, crossing lines of faith or color or ethnicity have just disappeared.” True, the barriers have disappeared, but serious difficulties remain. While some scholars argue that mixed-faith unions “serve as a refiner’s fire” that make the relationships stronger, the statistical evidence indicates this is all too frequently not the outcome. The American...
  • Obama's Christianity Requires As a Politician He Redistributes White America's Wealth

    07/16/2010 1:46:32 PM PDT · by Pacothecat · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Obama's Christianity Requires As a Politician He Redistributes White America's Wealth http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwEHyHyPZFs Naked Emepror News
  • Leftwing Evangelicals Twist Scriptures for Dictators

    04/24/2010 4:48:02 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 15 replies · 589+ views
    David Horowitz's News Real Blog ^ | 23 April, 2010 | Ben-Peter Terpstra
    Remember the movie “Team America”? I don’t know about you – but I’ll never forget those Hollywood puppets appeasing Red Korea and working with Kim Jong Il. Sad to say, leftwing evangelicals have a history of acting like tools for bloodthirsty dictatorships too. Michelle A. Vu of the Christian Post is reporting on a new move by non-representative Christian leaders to (wait for it) meet North Korea on their talk-therapy grounds. [skip] Similarly, megachurch pastor Rick Warren thinks the United States should talk to North Korea. “I am not a politician. I am a pastor,” said Warren after North Korea’s...
  • Group arrested not Christian or militia, insider says

    03/30/2010 7:03:51 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 87 replies · 1,883+ views
    CNN ^ | 3/30/10
    Members of a militia charged with plotting to kill police were not Christian or a militia, a man acquainted with the group said Tuesday. "This is a group that I would classify as neither a militia or a Christian group," said Michael Lackomar, a member of the Southeast Michigan Volunteer Militia. "They're really a fringe group outside of anything we do.
  • RESURRECTION: NYT runs Obama 'cross' photo...

    03/15/2010 9:30:57 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 50 replies · 1,851+ views
    The Drudge Report/NY Times ^ | March 15, 2010 | Drudge Report/NY Times
    RESURRECTION: NYT runs Obama 'cross' photo...
  • Neo-Pagans Get Worship Circle at Air Force Academy

    02/01/2010 7:32:59 PM PST · by wild74 · 35 replies · 933+ views
    Fox News ^ | Monday, February 01, 2010
    Witches, Druids and pagans rejoice! The Air Force Academy in Colorado is about to recognize its first Wiccan prayer circle, a Stonehenge on the Rockies that will serve as an outdoor place of worship for the academy's neo-pagans.
  • Neo-Pagans Get Worship Circle at Air Force Academy

    02/03/2010 4:30:45 PM PST · by khnyny · 81 replies · 1,558+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | February 1, 2010 | Jpseph Abrams
    Witches, Druids and pagans rejoice! The Air Force Academy in Colorado is about to recognize its first Wiccan prayer circle, a Stonehenge on the Rockies that will serve as an outdoor place of worship for the academy's neo-pagans. Wiccan cadets and officers on the Colorado Springs base have been convening for over a decade, but the school will officially dedicate a newly built circle of stones on about March 10, putting the outdoor sanctuary on an equal footing with the Protestant, Catholic, Jewish and Buddhist chapels on the base. "When I first arrived here, Earth-centered cadets didn't have anywhere to...
  • CAIR: Love for Jesus unites Muslims, Christians

    01/08/2010 4:03:13 PM PST · by Islaminaction · 43 replies · 902+ views
    Logan's Warning ^ | January 8Th, 2009 | Christopher Logan
    I just came across this article written by the Cancer on American Islamic Relations’ spokesman, Ibrahim Hooper. It was originally published on Christmas Day and even on that day, Hooper tries to deceive Christians that Islam is Christianity friendly. He just has no respect for Christians and that is exactly what he deserves back. Love for Jesus unites Muslims, Christians By Ibrahim Hooper Friday, 12.25.2009 “‘Behold!’ The angels said: ‘O Mary! God giveth thee glad tidings of a Word from Him. His name will be Jesus Christ, the son of Mary, held in honor in this world and the Hereafter...
  • Biblical Sex Row Over Explicit Illustrated Book of Genesis

    10/19/2009 11:23:13 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 18 replies · 1,156+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | October 19th 2009
    Biblical Sex Row Over Explicit Illustrated Book of Genesis A sexually explicit illustrated Book of Genesis by controversial artist Robert Crumb, which features Bible characters having intercourse, has been condemned by religious groups. Ben Leach 17 Oct 2009 The book, which is released this month, carries the warning "adult supervision recommended for minors", and is described as "scandalous satire" by its publishers. It includes graphic illustrations of Bible characters having sexual intercourse, and other scenes depicting naked men and women as well as "gratuitous" depictions of violence. Crumb, the book's author, is most famous for his creation Fritz the Cat,...
  • World’s most popular Bible to be revised. Some gender terms could get makeover...

    09/01/2009 11:26:58 PM PDT · by paudio · 13 replies · 748+ views
    msnbc.com ^ | Sept . 1, 2009 | msnbc.com staff and news service reports
    The changes did not make all men "people" or remove male references to God, but instead involved dropping gender-specific terms when translators judged that the original text didn't intend it. So in some verses, references to "sons of God" became "children of God," for example. Supporters say gender-inclusive changes are more accurate and make the Bible more accessible, but critics contend they twist meaning or smack of political correctness.
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church backs away from Christian chastity (mumbo jumbo language)

    08/22/2009 1:27:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 32 replies · 1,403+ views
    nca ^ | August 21, 2009
    Lutherans at the ELCA convention reacting to the vote on sexuality Minneapolis, Minn., Aug 21, 2009 / 07:41 pm (CNA).- The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) on Wednesday approved a new policy that no longer declares marriage as “the appropriate place” for sexual relations, but rather calls for “social trust” in associations that are “loving” and “committed.” One critic characterized the move as an embrace of moral relativism.The ELCA claims about 4.6 million members. Its numbers have declined by 1 million over the past forty years.The ELCA’s Churchwide Assembly, meeting from August 17 to 23 at the Minneapolis...
  • Art gallery invites visitors to deface the Bible

    07/24/2009 12:52:24 AM PDT · by Bushwacker777 · 22 replies · 942+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | July 23 | Alastair Jamieson
    "The exhibit, Untitled 2009, was proposed by the Metropolitan Community Church, an international Christian group which describes itself as offering “inclusive Christian ministry to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered communities”. The £7,000 exhibition, which is funded by the Scottish Arts Council and is free of charge, has been created by the artists Anthony Schrag and David Malone in association with organisations representing gay Christians and Muslims. Mr Schrag, 34, told the newspaper: “Any offensive things that have been written are not the point of the work. It was an open gesture. Are those who say they are upset offended...
  • Gay Marriage Supporters To Hold Prayer Service

    05/25/2009 3:59:31 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 44 replies · 1,466+ views
    CBS 13 SACRAMENTO ^ | 25 MAY 2009 | AP
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ― Gay marriage supporters are holding a prayer service on the eve of the California Supreme Court's expected ruling on the legality of a voter-approved ban on same-sex nuptials. The group Marriage Equality USA plans to hold the interfaith event Monday night at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. On Tuesday morning, the state's high court plans to rule on a series of lawsuits seeking to overturn Proposition 8. Opponents of the gay marriage ban argue that the issue was improperly put before voters; they say it revised the state constitution's equal protection clause to such a dramatic...
  • Pentagon Briefings No Longer Quote the Bible

    05/19/2009 10:56:19 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 14 replies · 1,175+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 19, 2009
    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon said Monday it no longer includes a Bible quote on the cover page of daily intelligence briefings it sends to the White House as was practice during the Bush administration. Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said he did not know how long the Worldwide Intelligence Update cover sheets quoted from the Bible. Air Force Maj. Gen. Glen Shaffer, who was responsible for including them, retired in August 2003, according to his biography. For a period in 2003, at least, the daily reports prepared for President George W. Bush carried quotes from the books of Psalms and Ephesians...
  • A Porn Star and Christian Values

    05/09/2009 2:29:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies · 3,023+ views
    Gather News ^ | 5/9/2009 | Greg Spinks
    John Gechter's story has been troubling me ever since I read it in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette (http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09128/968674-298.stm)on Friday, May 8th. Gechter was set to graduate from Grove City College, Grove City, Pennsylvania which is about 65 miles north of Pittsburgh. The college is situated in a rural area, and was founded in 1879 as a strict Christian institution, which it remains today. It prides itself as an authentic Christian institution. The college is also listed as one of the top ten conservative schools in the nation with very rigorous academics. Sex outside of marriage, heterosexual or gay is forbidden,...
  • Obama to be prayer day no-show

    05/06/2009 3:35:00 AM PDT · by Scanian · 86 replies · 5,074+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 6, 2009 | Julia Duin
    President Obama is distancing himself from the National Day of Prayer by nixing a formal early morning service and not attending a large Catholic prayer breakfast the next morning. All Mr. Obama will do for the National Day of Prayer, which is Thursday, is sign a proclamation honoring the day, which originated in 1952 when Congress set aside the first Thursday in May for the observance. For the past eight years, President George W. Bush invited selected Christian and Jewish leaders to the White House East Room, where he typically would give a short speech and several leaders offered prayers....
  • Muslim hired to run church's youth programs

    04/17/2009 8:17:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 803+ views
    The Mississauga News ^ | April 17, 2009 | Radhika Panjwani
    A non-denominational Mississauga church known for its liberal religious practices has taken the unusual step of hiring an outspoken Muslim woman to run its youth programs. The Unitarian Congregation announced yesterday it has appointed Farzana Hassan as director of spiritual exploration. Hassan is a well-known author and poet and an outspoken activist who has butted heads with orthodox imams on issues such as hijab, polygamy and terrorism. The Mississauga resident is also a past president of the Muslim Canadian Congress. Hassan will be responsible for introducing and running children and youth programs for the church. This is not the first...
  • Christian College Creates Homosexual Housing ( T.C.U.)

    04/08/2009 4:03:38 AM PDT · by kellynla · 46 replies · 1,247+ views
    worldnetdaily.com ^ | April 07, 2009 | staff
    The church-affiliated Texas Christian University has announced plans to allocate apartment housing on its Fort Worth campus for homosexual students and their supporters. According to a report in the city's Star-Telegram newspaper, the school plans to open a section of the Tom Brown-Pete Wright apartments for "lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender students and allies." The school also will have two living groups that are designated "Christian-based" and others for fine arts and other themes, the report said. (Story continues below) "It's a change for students to be part of a unique experience," David Cooper, associate chief of residential life, told the...
  • White House Invites Gay Families to Easter Event

    04/07/2009 6:17:51 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 108 replies · 2,638+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 7, 2009
    WASHINGTON -- The White House is allocating tickets for the upcoming Easter Egg Roll to gay and lesbian families as part of the Obama administration's outreach to diverse communities. Families say the gesture shows that the new Democratic administration values them as equal to other families.
  • "Abortion is a Blessing" (New Dean of Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge)

    04/01/2009 11:24:13 AM PDT · by mojito · 102 replies · 3,855+ views
    Via Media ^ | 3/30/2009 | Amy Welborn
    The Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge has unanimously elected a new dean, Dr. Katherine Ragsdale. Chris Johnson at the Midwest Conservative Journal posts: How radically pro-abortion is Katie Rags? This radically pro-abortion: "And when a woman becomes pregnant within a loving, supportive, respectful relationship; has every option open to her; decides she does not wish to bear a child; and has access to a safe, affordable abortion - there is not a tragedy in sight -- only blessing. The ability to enjoy God's good gift of sexuality without compromising one's education, life's work, or ability to put to use God's...
  • United Church of Christ committee recommends condom distribution at churches

    03/29/2009 11:01:59 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 16 replies · 864+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | March 26, 2009 | Anonymous
    United Church of Christ committee recommends condom distribution at churches Washington D.C., Mar 26, 2009 / 09:06 pm (CNA).- The HIV and AIDS Network of the United Church of Christ (UCC) is advocating that condoms should be distributed at places of worship and faith-based educational settings. The network called for condom distribution in its March 19 statement issued at a presentation to the UCC Wider Church Ministries Board, the Institute on Religion and Democracy reports. UCC executive Michael Shuenemeyer argued: “The practice of safer sex is a matter of life and death. People of faith make condoms available because we...
  • You’re Likable Enough, Gay People

    12/27/2008 6:33:57 PM PST · by nobama08 · 30 replies · 1,052+ views
    nytimes.com ^ | December 27, 2008 | Frank Rich
    As we saw during primary season, our president-elect is not free of his own brand of hubris and arrogance, and sometimes it comes before a fall: “You’re likable enough, Hillary” was the prelude to his defeat in New Hampshire. He has hit this same note again by assigning the invocation at his inauguration to the Rev. Rick Warren, the Orange County, Calif., megachurch preacher who has likened committed gay relationships to incest, polygamy and “an older guy marrying a child.” Bestowing this honor on Warren was a conscious — and glib — decision by Obama to spend political capital. It...
  • Louis Farrakhan & Father Pfleger Unleashed (Video)

    11/10/2008 7:12:36 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 6 replies · 230+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 10, 2008 | Gateway Pundit
    Free at last-- The radical racist Obama supporters were back at the pulpit this weekend:
  • Preparing the Way: Evangelicals and the election [are they leaning Left?]

    08/16/2008 2:30:11 PM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 35 replies · 118+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | August 15, 2008 | Ryan Messmore
    Are evangelicals swerving to the left in American politics? Throughout the primary season, the mainstream media loudly trumpeted the idea that younger evangelicals' attention to the environment and "social justice" issues signals a departure from traditional concerns such as abortion and marriage. Rumblings of this shift within the conservative coalition heightens interest in a remarkable event Saturday: The Rev. Rick Warren, one of America's most influential evangelicals, is set to question presidential hopefuls John McCain and Barack Obama during their back-to-back appearances at his 22,000-member Saddleback Church in Orange County, Calif. Warren, whose 2002 bestseller The Purpose Driven Life...
  • Judge says UC can deny class credit to Christian school students

    08/12/2008 6:49:07 PM PDT · by SmithL · 82 replies · 285+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/12/8 | Bob Egelko
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal judge says the University of California can deny course credit to applicants from Christian high schools whose textbooks declare the Bible infallible and reject evolution. Rejecting claims of religious discrimination and stifling of free expression, U.S. District Judge James Otero of Los Angeles said UC's review committees cited legitimate reasons for rejecting the texts - not because they contained religious viewpoints, but because they omitted important topics in science and history and failed to teach critical thinking. Otero's ruling Friday, which focused on specific courses and texts, followed his decision in March that found no...
  • Sister Paula the Transgendered Tele-Evangelist (Technicolor Projectile Barf Alert)

    08/06/2008 1:20:57 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 25 replies · 115+ views
    From the Sister Paula Website: Paula Nielsen is a true pioneer. She has lived as a transgendered woman since 1963, in the days when she had to carry around a letter from a prominent physician to avoid arrest. She worked as church secretary in the early years of Portland Metropolitan Community Church. She wrote for some of Portland’s first gay newspapers in the 1970’s. During the ‘80’s and much of the ‘90’s she had a regular nightclub act at the legendary Portland venue Darcelle XV. In 1987 Paula began broadcasting her public access cable show. She has since made appearances...
  • Fundamentalist U.S. church could picket McLean funeral (Fred Phelps Is At It Again)

    08/05/2008 9:44:59 PM PDT · by Ptarmigan · 25 replies · 357+ views
    National Post ^ | August 05, 2008 | Mary Vallis
    Members of the controversial Westboro Baptist Church are threatening to picket the funeral of Tim McLean, the young man decapitated on a Greyhound bus last week. The Kansas-based church - a small fundamentalist sect led by Fred Phelps - is reviled in the United States for protesting the funerals of hundreds of soldiers killed in the Iraq war. The sect gained notoriety in the 1990s by picketing the funeral of Matthew Shepard, a young gay man beaten to death in Wyoming. Seven members of the church originally planned to picket theatre performances in Toronto and Red Deer, Alta., later this...
  • Fake Christian Group Endorses Obama

    07/31/2008 8:22:46 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies · 250+ views
    stoptheaclu.com ^ | July 31, 2008 | John Ray
    Mara Vanderslice is a frenetic far-Leftist who worked for the Kerry campaign in 2004 — also then trying to con Christians into voting Democrat. Background on her here A new political group that claims to be a Christian organization has endorsed pro-abortion presidential candidate Barack Obama. The Matthew 25 Network plans to run ads for Obama on Christian radio stations and in newspapers and magazines that appeal to Christians. The object is to try to pry away evangelical voters from supporting John McCain, who has already received the endorsement of a number of evangelical and Catholic groups and leaders.Mara Vanderslice,...
  • Infamous Kansas church: Tony Snow burns in hell

    07/15/2008 2:25:28 AM PDT · by Man50D · 47 replies · 185+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | July 15, 2008 | Joe Kovacs
    A Kansas church well-known for its protests at the funerals of fallen American soldiers plans to picket at this week's funeral of former Press Secretary Tony Snow, declaring that Snow is "a very bad monkey" who is "now burning in hell." "He had a platform, he was given some small talent by his Creator. He was an unfaithful steward, and is now residing in hell," says a schedule on the website of the Westboro Baptist Church. "Each opportunity he had to faithfully report what the servants at WBC had to tell this country/world, Tony Snow besmirched and vilified the words...
  • The real story behind the gay pride issue at St. Joan

    06/30/2008 3:46:03 AM PDT · by Caleb1411 · 35 replies · 120+ views
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | June 29, 2008 | KATHERINE KERSTEN
    Last week, controversy erupted when Archbishop John Nienstedt informed St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Minneapolis that it could not hold a gay pride prayer service in its sanctuary. The service -- held for several years in conjunction with the annual Twin Cities Gay Pride festival -- celebrates the gay identity. In response, organizers moved the celebration outside the church. One gay activist attended in what must have struck him as a clown's outfit, given the occasion -- the robes of an archbishop, miter and all. David McCaffrey of the Catholic Pastoral Committee on Sexual Minorities (CPCSM) condemned what...
  • Psychoanalyzing “God and the War on Terror”

    06/26/2008 6:23:23 AM PDT · by Victory111 · 16 replies · 744+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 6-26-08 | Mark D. Tooley
    In his new book, Anglican priest and psychoanalyst Jeremy Young reveals how the “abusive” God of the Bible, who was like a wife-beating husband to His Jewish and Christian followers, is the sordid inspiration for the endless U.S. War on Terror. Called “The Violence of God and the War on Terror,” Young’s revelation understandably is getting appreciative reviews from the Religious Left on both sides of the Atlantic.
  • Godless

    06/12/2008 6:13:20 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 53 replies · 684+ views
    New York Times ^ | 11 June 2008 | Timothy Eagan
    This Father’s Day, one of most popular pastors in America will open his megachurch to homosexual dads, an event that would usually signal an extreme weather alert from old guard Republican evangelical leaders. Rick Warren. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images for Meet the Press)But by welcoming gay fathers into his Southern California flock, Rick Warren, author of the “The Purpose Driven Life,” is not just living up to the highest standards of Christian fellowship, he’s turning the page on a particularly embarrassing part of our politics. Just to refresh: it was televangelist Pat Robertson who predicted “earthquakes, tornadoes and possibly even...
  • Report: Bishop Robinson enters civil union

    06/09/2008 3:49:20 AM PDT · by mkleesma · 23 replies · 79+ views
    Manchester Union Leader ^ | 06/08/08 | Manchester Union Leader
    CONCORD – V. Gene Robinson, New Hampshire's Episcopal bishop, entered into a civil union yesterday with his partner of 20 years, Mark Andrew, according to WMUR-TV. The ceremony, held at St. Paul Church, coincided with the fifth anniversary of Robinson's election as the nation's first openly gay Episcopal bishop. The state Legislature passed a law last year allowing gay couples to enter civil unions; the law took effect Jan. 1. In an interview last month on NBC's "The Today Show," Robinson said the decision to enter into a civil union came after he received death threats about his decision to...
  • Bishop Robinson enters civil union

    06/08/2008 2:41:08 AM PDT · by billorites · 40 replies · 142+ views
    Gene Robinson, New Hampshire's Episcopal bishop, entered into a civil union yesterday with his partner of 20 years, Mark Andrew, according to WMUR-TV. The ceremony, held at St. Paul Church, coincided with the fifth anniversary of Robinson's election as the nation's first openly gay Episcopal bishop. The state Legislature passed a law last year allowing gay couples to enter civil unions; the law took effect Jan. 1. In an interview last month on NBC's "The Today Show," Robinson said the decision to enter into a civil union came after he received death threats about his decision to attend the Lambeth...
  • McCain rebukes controversial pastor

    05/22/2008 3:40:40 PM PDT · by shineon · 44 replies · 61+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | May 22 2008 | Foon Rhee
    John McCain just repudiated the endorsement of the Rev. John Hagee, after reports of more controversial remarks.. The Huffington Post and others are reporting that during a late 1990s sermon, Hagee said that “the Nazis had operated on God's behalf to chase the Jews from Europe and shepherd them to Palestine.” McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee, distanced himself from Hagee over anti-Catholic remarks that Hagee apologized for earlier this month.
  • Jeremiah Wright Was a Muslim: Why That Matters

    05/14/2008 7:20:19 PM PDT · by Heuristic Hiker · 33 replies · 964+ views
    No Quarter ^ | April 10, 2008 | Bud White
    “I am a part of all that I have met.” Ulysses by Tennyson The Obama-lovin’ media wants you to believe that the Reverend Wright earthquake has passed. Some would have you believe that Obama turned a negative into a positive with his embarrassing public contortionism defending Wright and giving us a history lesson on American racism from Plymouth Rock to the Freedom Riders, as if Reverend Wright’s inexcusable hate needs a context. Nothing is further from the truth. There is much to be told about Reverend Wright, Obama’s mentorship with this hate-monger, and the larger implication this relationship has for...
  • Jeremiah Wright: ‘We cannot see that what we are doing is the same as al-Qaeda...

    04/26/2008 6:02:22 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 36 replies · 63+ views
    Saturday, April 26, 2008 Jim Geraghty Reporting BARACK OBAMA Jeremiah Wright: ‘We cannot see that what we are doing is the same as al-Qaeda, under a different color flag.' Hugh Hewitt offers new audio of two sermons of Jeremiah Wright, one from September 2001 and one from April 2003. Permit me to propose a new rule: If your mentor of 20 years has ever declared the United States to be ‘the same as al-Qaeda, under a different color flag, calling on the name a different God to sanction and approve our murder and our mayhem!’ you are ineligible for the...
  • WRIGHT LEAVES CAMPAIGIN

    03/14/2008 4:49:09 PM PDT · by cmsgop · 95 replies · 2,016+ views
    Politico.com ^ | 3/14/08 | Politico
    Spokesman Tommy Vietor emails: "Rev. Wright is no longer serving on the African American Religious Leadership Committee." That cuts Wright's only formal tie to Obama, and answers what was sure to be a question in Obama's interviews tonight: If Geraldine Ferraro had to leave the Clinton campaign, why is Wright different.
  • Romney Addresses '07 Regent Graduates [some skeptical having a Mormon address Christian audience]

    05/07/2007 11:36:09 AM PDT · by bedolido · 297 replies · 3,255+ views
    cbn.com ^ | 5-7-2007 | John Jessup
    CBNNews.com - Virginia Beach, Va - Before the celebrating came the turning of tassels and accepting this charge: "I want you to strive for greatness through service," said CBN founder Pat Robertson. The largest class in Regent's history sang a hymn bowed their heads in prayer. "Father," prayed Pastor Jack Hayford. "We come with hearts of gratitude for each of these graduates." {snip} Some say they were initially skeptical about having a Mormon address a Christian audience. "There were some people who were alarmed," said Regent graduate Cassy McLauchlin. "I was surprised because I just didn't think he was the...