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  • DENMARK: “Too sick to work” Muslim invader from Syria with wife and 8 kids

    05/30/2016 3:40:15 AM PDT · by fella · 25 replies
    Denmark, prepare to be culturally enriched !  Politicians in Denmark have condemned the asylum seeker policy which will allow Daham Al Hasan to rake in thousands in benefits once his huge family is reunited. The unemployed 47-year-old Muslim migrant who fled Syria two years ago with a wife and eight children, has now been granted family reunification for his alleged remaining 12 children and two wives who are still in Syria. The approval will see the Danish taxpayer fork out 214,128 Danish Kroners (£21,883) in child support for the family each year. Outraged officials have raised concerns about the policy...
  • Children of married parents have highest self-esteem, says new research

    05/30/2016 12:44:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 02:03 EST, 30 May 2016 | Vanessa Allen
    Children whose parents are married have significantly higher self-esteem, according to research unveiled yesterday. Teenagers of married couples were more confident than those in single-parent families or youngsters whose parents lived together in a stable long-term relationship, it found. Overall, boys with married parents had the highest self-esteem, while girls with cohabiting parents had the lowest. […] The study, from the Marriage Foundation, was based on data from 3,822 children polled in British Household Panel Survey. Harry Benson, research director at the foundation, said: “Conventional wisdom has it that child outcomes depend on parents staying together rather than marital status....
  • Ken Livingstone fired from radio show for anti-Semitic remarks

    05/29/2016 9:35:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    INN ^ | 5/28/2016, 9:39 PM | Ari Soffer
    Former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone has been fired from his radio show, in response to anti-Semitic comments made last month. Livingstone has already been suspended from the Labour Party, where he was until recently a senior policymaker, after claiming in an interview that Adolf Hitler was a Zionist, and appearing to back some of the Nazi dictator’s earlier policies before he “went mad.” “Let’s remember when Hitler won his election in 1932, his policy then was that Jews should be moved to Israel. He was supporting Zionism before he went mad and ended up killing six million Jews,” Livingstone...
  • ‘We’re Not Trying to Islamicize Hip-Hop,’ Say UK Muslim Rap Duo

    05/28/2016 4:17:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Friday, 27 May 2016
    Two British Muslim women rappers say that they smashing the stereotype that women in Islam are oppressed – one rhyme at a time. In a new ad campaign by a subsidiary of a UK smartphone retailer, hip-hop duo Muneera Rashida and Sukina Abdul Noor - together known as Poetic Pilgrimage - are filmed in a short clip discussing their image as Muslim hip-hop artists. “The typical messages that come out about Muslim women being oppressed, if someone was to look at me, if someone was to hear our music - that would be dispelled” the rappers, say in the video....
  • More Clebrities, Rock Stars Turn to Islam

    05/28/2016 11:49:54 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    The Jakarta Post ^ | Fri, May 27 2016
    Until very recently, Teuku Wisnu was known mostly for his role in a humdrum soap opera broadcast by local television channels. Three years ago, Teuku underwent a transformation by appearing less on television and developing the habit of wearing typical Muslim garb and growing his beard long. Soon, he started appearing on television playing a different kind of role, that of a Muslim preacher. Last year, Teuku caused a stir after stating on national television that Muslims should not recite Al Fatiha, the first chapter of the Koran, as a prayer for the dead. This week, the 31-year-old Aceh native...
  • [Switzerland] Basel: Muslim schoolboys must shake hands or face fine (shake hands w/female teacher)

    05/28/2016 7:11:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 25 May 2016 10:54 GMT+02:00
    School students must shake their teachers’ hands or their parents will be liable to pay a fine of up to 5,000 francs, authorities in the canton of Basel-Country have ruled. The decision, announced on Wednesday, comes nearly two months after two Muslim schoolboys refused to shake their female teacher’s hand at a school in Therwil, near Basel, because they said physical contact with a woman who wasn’t a family member went against their religion. The incident caused outrage across Switzerland, not only because it was seen as sex discrimination but because their refusal was considered an affront to an intrinsic...
  • The Office Worker And The Gospel Singer: Unlikely Pair Help Each Other Achieve Their Dreams

    05/27/2016 1:02:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | May 26, 2016
    Christine Boschen says she is not a religious person. She does, however, believe in a higher power. Which is why Boshen says she wasn't phased when, one day at her job in an Oakland office building with the State of California, she heard a small voice in her head. "I was at work, and I got this real quiet voice inside my head that said you need to take a walk. And I was like, 'okay... right now?' Yes, you need to take a walk." Boshen says she now knows it wasn't fresh air she was meant to get. There...
  • "The choice before us is plain: Christ or chaos." - U.S. Senate Chaplain Peter Marshall

    05/26/2016 6:21:41 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 13 replies
    On January 13, 1947, U.S. Senate Chaplain Peter Marshall stated: "The choice before us is plain: Christ or chaos, conviction or compromise, discipline or disintegration. I am rather tired of hearing about our rights... The time is come to hear about responsibilities... America's future depends upon her accepting and demonstrating God's government."
  • Gates leaves Boy Scouts presidency, defends gay adult policy

    05/26/2016 5:47:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 26, 2016 8:03 PM EDT | Nomaan Merchant
    Robert Gates became the Boy Scouts of America’s president facing deep divisions within the organization’s membership over whether to let gays serve openly in its ranks. On Thursday, Gates finished his two-year term by arguing the Scouts had overcome that challenge and were ready to reverse years of membership declines. In a speech to Scouting leaders, the former U.S. secretary of defense defended the compromise last year to allow openly gay adult leaders to serve in the Scouts, but give churches sponsoring troops the right to use sexual orientation as a guideline for selecting leaders. …
  • Man shoots male doctor for assisting his wife’s delivery in Saudi Arabia

    05/26/2016 10:42:29 AM PDT · by wtd · 23 replies
    Gulf News ^ | May 26, 2016 | Habib Toumi, Bureau Chief
    Man shoots male doctor for assisting his wife’s delivery in Saudi Arabia Riyadh: A Saudi man was arrested after he shot a male obstetrician, arguing that he had no right to assist his wife’s delivery and that a woman gynecologist should have been around. Dr Muhannad Al Zabn, who has a Jordanian father and a Saudi mother, delivered the baby one month ago at the King Fahad Medical City in the Saudi capital Riyadh. According to media reports, the father went to the hospital and told the doctor he wanted to see him to thank him for helping his...
  • The RIGHTS OF The UNBORN [Constitutional Challenge to Roe v Wade]

    05/26/2016 7:38:51 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 5 replies
    Priests For Life ^ | n/a | Fr. Clifford Stevens
    PREFACE The constitutional issues raised by Roe v. Wade have never had, a public airing and the public debate on the subject has turned on philosophical rather than legal issues. This study attempts to bring into focus some of the constitutional issues involved, but by no means exhausts them. it is merely an overview of a totally new development in constitutional law, a development that could be labeled embryonic law. That development was opened by the Roe v. Wade decision, as the issue of civil rights was opened by Plessy v. Ferguson, workers' rights by Lochner v. New York, and...
  • The True Story of a Conservative Refugee

    05/26/2016 6:54:41 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 26 May, 2016 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    Trigger Warning: This is a 100% true story. No names have been changed to protect anyone. You may be disturbed. But I will not lie to you. On April 23, 2016, I declared my independence. The towers of the university where I work reflected the orange glare of L.A.'s sunset. It was Saturday, but I'd driven all the way to campus to do something, I realized, I should have done eight years ago. The office was empty, as one would expect. The security cameras probably captured becoming footage of my lone figure walking down the seventh floor hallway and throwing...
  • Maybe Life in the Cosmos Is Rare After All

    05/25/2016 6:59:50 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 84 replies
    Scientific American ^ | 23 May, 2016 | Paul Davies
    When I was a student in the 1960s almost all scientists believed we are alone in the universe. The search for intelligent life beyond Earth was ridiculed; one might as well have professed an interest in looking for fairies. The focus of skepticism concerned the origin of life, which was widely assumed to have been a chemical fluke of such incredibly low probability it would never have happened twice. “The origin of life appears at the moment to be almost a miracle,” was the way Francis Crick described it, “so many are the conditions which would have had to have...
  • Mao's Cultural Revolution Offers Lessons for Obama's America

    05/25/2016 3:14:48 PM PDT · by Benny Huang · 16 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | May 25, 2016 | Benny Huang
    I was pleasantly surprised to see the media pause for a moment last week to recall China's Cultural Revolution on the 50th anniversary of its regrettable birth. Unlike a lot of the media's silly anniversaries this one is actually worth remembering. If you aren't familiar with the Cultural Revolution just think of Stephen King's "Children of the Corn" being played out in China rather than rural Nebraska. The movement began in 1966 and lasted about ten years. Children rose up against their elders and seized for themselves the reins of power, humiliating their parents and teachers and sometimes even murdering...
  • Franklin Graham: Target CEO in Denial as Stocks Tank $10B Over Transgender Bathroom Policy

    05/24/2016 9:43:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies
    christianpost.com ^ | May 25, 2016 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The Rev. Franklin Graham says Target CEO Brian Cornell is in denial over the reason for the company's plunging stock prices, insisting that the conservative boycott against the retailer's transgender bathroom policies is playing a key role. "Target stock is tumbling after they announced a pro-transgender restroom policy allowing men to use women's bathrooms and changing rooms. Stock value has fallen 20 percent and shareholder value has lost $10 billion since they began promoting this dangerous policy," Graham wrote in a Facebook post on Monday. He then referred to a media statement made by Cornell, where he denied suggestions that...
  • Norwegian Soldiers of Odin patrol in Stavanger

    05/24/2016 12:26:34 PM PDT · by BiggerTigger · 34 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 18, 2016 | Sigurd Haraldsen
    Published on May 18, 2016. Norwegian Soldiers of Odin patrol in Stavanger .
  • Todays Worship Music

    05/23/2016 11:37:57 AM PDT · by mountn man · 4 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFOojfjRE64
  • Czech Politician: West Will Have To ‘Crush’ Islam

    05/23/2016 11:07:24 AM PDT · by wtd · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 May 2016 | James Delingpole
    Czech Politician: West Will Have To ‘Crush’ IslamIslam is a “criminal” ideology which deserves to be ranked with “Nazism, fascism and communism”, is “incompatible with the principles of European law” and, like its totalitarian predecessors, must inevitably be defeated. So argues Czech lawyer, activist and politician Klára Samková in a hard hitting lecture she delivered earlier this week in the Czech Parliament to an audience including (some rather bemused) ambassadors from Muslim countries – including the Turkish ambassador who, with several others, walked out half way through.
  • Christianity: An Antidote to Tyranny

    05/23/2016 9:42:10 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 7 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 23, 2016 | Clifford Staples
    Christianity: An Antidote to TyrannyClifford Staples Like all modern tyrants, Karl Marx hated religion, Christianity in particular, because he understood that it was going to be very difficult if not impossible to get men to follow him so long as they continued to follow Jesus Christ, and so the first thing an aspiring tyrant in the middle of Christian Europe needed to do was to uproot and destroy Christianity. With Christ dwelling in the hearts of men there was no room for the atheist humanism that Marx and others were proposing as an alternative. But without God men could be...
  • Shocking reason for exclusion of women from ordination as deacons

    05/22/2016 2:44:01 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 25 replies
    Guardian ^ | 22 May 2016 | Various
    Francis Bown’s claim that the sacrament of holy orders in the Roman Catholic church has always been confined to men (Letters, 19 May) is contradicted by the research of Cipriano Vagaggini in 1974. Pope Paul VI invited Fr Vagaggini, as a member of the official International Theological Commission, to research this matter, and the resulting work showed clearly that women were ordained to the diaconate as a sacrament of the church throughout the first millennium and beyond. Among those whose work confirms this, Professor Gary Macy of Santa Clara University reports that the shocking reason for the gradual decline in...
  • Sex Robots Are Coming

    05/21/2016 6:28:29 AM PDT · by Kudsman · 111 replies
    Men's Health ^ | May 20, 2016 | Eric Spitznagel
    Gentlemen, we have the technology. We can build the perfect sex companions. But do we want them? David Mills has a great story about the time he brought a date home and she almost saw his sex robot. “Everything was going well, and we were heading toward the bedroom,” he says. “And that’s when I realized, ‘Oh crap, Taffy’s in there!’” Taffy is Mills’s sex robot. He gave her that name because it sounded young and playful. Mills and Taffy are celebrating their two-year anniversary. In June of 2014, Mills had her delivered from a company called Abyss Creations in...
  • Obama Names Transgender to Faith Post (Presidential Council of Faith Partnerships)

    05/20/2016 7:03:13 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 89 replies
    World net Daily ^ | 5-20-2016 | Bob Unruh
    Obama’s statement said Satin was the assistant faith work director for the National LGBTQ Task Force. “She is an active member of the United Church of Christ and served on the denomination’s executive council as its first openly transgender member. Ms. Satin recently worked on the development of Spirit on Lake, a LGBTQ senior housing project in Minneapolis. She served on the board of directors for OutFront Minnesota from 2001 to 2008 and has served as chair of GLBT Generations since 1999. She has also served on the board of directors of PFund Foundation, a regional LGBTQ community foundation advancing...
  • Oklahoma judge delays decision on beheading suspect's plea request

    05/20/2016 5:20:36 PM PDT · by fella · 13 replies
    4029tv.com ^ | 20 may 2016
    <p>NORMAN, Okla. —An Oklahoma judge on Friday put off deciding whether to accept a man's request to plead guilty to first-degree murder in the beheading of a co-worker, as a death sentence would still be possible.</p> <p>Alton Nolen reiterated his desire to plead guilty and die by lethal injection after Cleveland County District Judge Lori Walkley asked a series of questions to assess whether he understood the charges against him stemming from the September 2014 attack at the Vaughn Foods plant in the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore.</p>
  • Why they hate Christianity.

    05/20/2016 10:14:54 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 10 replies
    This is an excerpt from Francis Schaeffer's How Should We Then Live? Published in 1976, Schaeffer draws parallels between ancient Rome's hatred of Christianity and what we're seeing in modern times. No totalitarian authority nor authoritarian state can tolerate those who have an absolute by which to judge that state and its actions. The Christians had that absolute in God's revelation. Because the Christians had an absolute, universal standard by which to judge not only personal morals but the state, they were counted as enemies of totalitarian Rome and were thrown to the beasts. Amazing the number of similarities between...
  • Kidnapped Indian Salesian’s Release Imminent: German Paper

    05/18/2016 12:06:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Matters India ^ | May 17, 2016
    Salesian Father Tom Uzhunnalil, who was abducted by Islamic militants of Yemen on March 4, could be released soon, a Malayalam newspaper reported May 17. The Malayala Manorama based its story on an interview that Apostolic Vicar of Southern Arabia Bishop Paul Hinder gave to the “Bild-Zeitung,” (picture newspaper), a German tabloid. The vicariate covers Yemen also. The German tabloid quoted Bishop Hinder as saying that the Fr Uzhunnalil’s release was imminent. Suspected Islamic militants took the 57-year-old priest into custody after they raided a Missionaries of Charity aid center in Aden, a southern port city of Yemen. The terrorists...
  • Pope Francis Just Compared the Great Commission to Jihad

    05/17/2016 7:20:28 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 62 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 17, 2016 | Tyler O'Neil
    In an interview on Tuesday with the French magazine La Croix, Francis minimized the difference between Islam and Christianity, arguing that the religions share a concept of subjugation.Today, I don't think that there is a fear of Islam as such but of ISIS and its war of conquest, which is partly drawn from Islam. It is true that the idea of conquest is inherent in the soul of Islam. However, it is also possible to interpret the objective in Matthew's Gospel, where Jesus sends his disciples to all nations, in terms of the same idea of conquest.
  • A Muslim's guide to beating your wife [Video]

    05/17/2016 3:02:54 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 12 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 2/24/2016 | Staff
    Saudi Family Therapist, Khaled Al-Saqaby. »
  • Target recalls 2600 Menorahs for Fire Hazard

    05/17/2016 11:15:55 AM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 19 replies
    Newswires@dowjones.com | 05/17/2016 | Tomi Kilgore
    Target Corp. (TGT) recalled about 2,600 Hanukkah menorahs sold from October 2015 through December 2015 for about $20 , because of a fire hazard, according to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission . The clear acrylic menorahs, in a pyramid design and 10.5 inches long, can melt when the candles are burning, posing a fire hazard, the CPSC said. Target has received eight reports of melting, including three reports of fire, but no property damage or injuries. Target shares shed 1.9% in afternoon trade, and have edged up 0.8% year to date.
  • "A nation without public virtue...betrayed by their own representatives...

    05/17/2016 7:22:10 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 9 replies
    The First Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, being appointed by George Washington, was also President of the American Bible Society. Who was he? John Jay, who died MAY 17, 1829. As President of the Continental Congress, John Jay approved the "Circular Letter from the Congress of the United States of America to their Constituents," September 13, 1779: "Friends and Fellow Citizens... In governments raised on the generous principles of equal liberty... the rulers of the state are the servants of the people, and not the masters of those from whom they derive authority... ...The ungrateful despotism and inordinate...
  • Why are So Many Westerners Converting to Islam? [Islam is Easier than Christianity]

    05/16/2016 3:49:24 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 53 replies
    CBN ^ | 2015 | Staff
    It is a fact that Islam is growing rapidly in the West. In the U.S. alone the number of Muslims has risen dramatically, from about 10,000 in 1900 to 3 million or more in 1991 (some authorities say 4.5 million). Most of this growth is due to recent immigration and the high birth rate of Muslims (5 children per family on average), rather than to conversion. Still, the number of those who convert to Islam is significant. In the U.S., the majority are African-American (a third of all Muslims according to most authorities), but there have also been significant numbers...
  • Several Jewish groups praise Obama administration’s transgender protections (all liberals)

    05/15/2016 12:11:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | May 15, 2016 6:30am
    Amid controversy over new protections President Barack Obama has extended to transgender people, a number of Jewish groups have welcomed them. A statement Friday from the Reform movement’s Religious Action Center praised the guidance issued the same day by the Justice and Education departments requiring that schools receiving federal funds end discrimination based on sexual identification. […] The National Council for Jewish Women said the guidance “provides needed clarity and best practices for public school districts and institutions of higher learning.” Also praising the guidance was Rabbi Jack Moline, who directs Interfaith Alliance, a coalition that includes major Jewish national...
  • The Fascinating History of a Latin Death Hymn You’ve Heard Many Times Without Knowing It (Dies Irae)

    05/15/2016 9:04:49 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    Slate ^ | May 8, 2014 | Aisha Harris
    There’s a musical piece you’ve likely heard many times before—but unless you have a particularly trained ear and are also hip to the catalog of Medieval Latin hymns, you probably haven’t noticed it. It’s a musical pattern from “Dies Irae,” a haunting chant for the dead, and CBC Radio host Tom Allen has put together an impressive video history of the work.
  • Sweet Honey in the Rock protesting during NC shows

    05/14/2016 10:29:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 14, 2016 1:56 PM EDT | Derrik J. Lang
    The a cappella group Sweet Honey in the Rock is protesting North Carolina’s law addressing LGBT rights and bathroom use by transgender people during its concerts in the state this weekend. The group performed as scheduled but protested in song at the Paramount Theatre in Goldsboro, North Carolina, on Friday, and plans to again at the High Point Theatre in High Point, North Carolina, on Saturday night. …
  • Assumption that there is a sharp divide between Good Islam and Bad Islam(truncated)

    05/14/2016 7:24:23 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 20 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 05/14/2016 | Ralph Sidway
    The February 11 edition of FrontPage Magazine contains an insightful piece by Daniel Greenfield on our failed counterterrorism strategy. Our policy, he wrote, is based on an artificial distinction between “Good Islam” and “Bad Islam.” Our aim, he continued, is to “convince Good Islam to have nothing to do with Bad Islam.” Ironically, as Greenfield observed, “our diplomats and politicians don’t verbally acknowledge the existence of Bad Islam.” Instead they claim that the “bad Muslims” (the terrorists) aren’t really Muslims at all.
  • Man pleads guilty to grabbing, taking off woman's hijab

    05/13/2016 6:17:44 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 19 replies
    WCVB.COM ^ | 13 MAY 2016 | WCVB.COM
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —A North Carolina man has pleaded guilty to a federal misdemeanor charge after authorities say he grabbed a Muslim woman's hijab on a Southwest Airlines flight in December and pulled it off. Federal authorities say 37-year-old Gill Parker Payne, of Gastonia, North Carolina, entered the plea Friday.
  • Genetic Testing Proves Bene Israel Community in India Has Jewish Roots

    05/11/2016 2:05:21 PM PDT · by Theoria · 8 replies
    American Friends of Tel Aviv University ^ | 10 May 2016 | American Friends of Tel Aviv University
    TAU–Cornell collaboration provides insight into unique community whose history is largely unknown A new study from Tel Aviv University, Cornell University and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine reveals genetic proof of the Jewish roots of the Bene Israel community in the western part of India. They have always considered themselves Jewish. "Almost nothing is known about the Bene Israel community before the 18th century, when Cochin Jews and later Christian missionaries first came into contact with it," says first author Yedael Waldman of both TAU's Department of Molecular Microbiology and Cornell's Department of Biological Statistics and Computational Biology. "Beyond...
  • Celebrities you might not know are Muslim [Isaiah 66]

    05/12/2016 9:24:21 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 104 replies
    Fit Style Life ^ | 5/12/2016 | Staff
    List of Islamic Celebrities (note: many are former Christian converts)... 1. Shaquille Oneil 2. Mohammed Ali 3. Dr Oz 4. Zayn Malik 5. Dave Chappelle 6. Janet Jackson 7. Ice Cube 8. Malala 9. Ellen Burstyn 10. Mike Tyson 11. Lupe Fiasco 12. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 13. Mos Def 14. Akon 15. Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam) 16. Aasif Mandvi 17. Busta Rhymes 18. Jemima Khan 19. Snoop Dogg 20. Faran Tahir
  • Secretary admits using $97,000 in church funds to buy drugs

    05/11/2016 6:22:47 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 10 replies
    The State ^ | 5/11/2016 | Glen Luke Flanigan
    KERSHAW COUNTY, SC An Elgin woman was arrested Monday after deputies say she admitted to stealing more than $97,000 in church funds and using the money to buy drugs on the streets of Columbia. Debora Barfield, 53, was charged with breach of trust with fraudulent intent and forgery, according to a news release. Barfield served as church secretary for St. John’s United Methodist Church in Lugoff, and oversaw church funds. Investigators determined Barfield forged about 145 checks to steal the money. “Drug abuse makes no distinction on who it destroys – black, white, rich, poor, young or old,” Kershaw County...
  • Divine intervention? Indian Hindus ask gods to help Trump

    05/11/2016 7:47:24 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 90 replies
    AP ^ | 05/11/2016 | AP
    NEW DELHI (AP) — Donald Trump may find it tough to get Republican leaders behind his campaign, but he's got some faraway fans trying to get the gods on his side. "The whole world is screaming against Islamic terrorism, and even India is not safe from it," said Vishnu Gupta, founder of the Hindu Sena nationalist group. "Only Donald Trump can save humanity." Members of the group gathered on a blanket spread out in a New Delhi protest park along with a collection of statues depicting gods including Shiva and Hanuman — as well as photos of a smiling Trump....
  • HuffPost: Dan Savage Has 'Brilliantly Gross' Way to Fight N.C. Bathroom Law

    05/10/2016 4:24:34 PM PDT · by massmike · 26 replies
    http://newsbusters.org/ ^ | 05/10/2016 | Randy Hall
    The latest salvos in the struggle over whether a law passed during March in North Carolina forces transgender people to use public restrooms that don't correspond with their “gender identity” came on Monday, when Dan Savage tweeted that those who disagree with House Bill 2 should leave jars filled with their urine at Republican Governor Pat McCrory's office. The strategy promoted by the gay activist and columnist drew the immediate attention of Noah Michelson, an editorial director on the liberal Huffington Post website, who called Savage's idea a “brilliantly gross” method of protesting the state's “Anti-LGBT Law.” “If Dan Savage...
  • Rhode Island bishop: Legal pot leads to 'land of oblivion'

    05/10/2016 4:14:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 10, 2016 6:38 PM EDT
    Rhode Island’s Roman Catholic bishop said he wants to smell holy incense, not cannabis, in Providence’s cathedral and warned state lawmakers against transporting young people to “the land of oblivion” by legalizing marijuana. Bishop Thomas Tobin shared his opinions in an essay titled “Nope to Dope.” The essay was published on a diocesan website Tuesday, just hours before a hearing on a bill to legalize pot. Tobin said he’s heard about “zombie-like” people who are “completely stoned” filling public places in Colorado, where marijuana is legal. He said young people already addicted to electronic devices and “attached to their virtual...
  • High school football captains host revival meeting in school gym

    05/10/2016 3:29:26 PM PDT · by fungoking
    Youtube ^ | Vanity
    A little good culture news. 4 senior football captains along with the public school's Fellowship of Christian Athletes hosted a 2 night revival in the high school gym last weekend. 2 preached each night. This is the promo
  • When Europe Loved Islam

    05/10/2016 10:04:42 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | MAY 5, 2016 | MARYA HANNUN, SOPHIE SPAAN
    Before the continent started banning hijab, European aristocrats used to change their names to Abdullah and Muhammad, and going to the local mosque was the latest trend.From the outside, with its high minarets and bulbous Mughal-style dome, the Wilmersdorf mosque, located on Brienner Street in southwest Berlin, looks much the same as it did when it was built in the 1920s. But the institution, just like the city around it, has changed. Today, the mosque is a quiet place. It mainly serves as an information center: School children sometimes visit on field trips; it hosts interfaith brunches. A small community...
  • The Scariest Reason Trump Won

    05/10/2016 7:32:27 AM PDT · by ChessExpert · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 10th, 2016 | Dennis Prager
    America's biggest -- and scariest -- problem: Most Americans no longer know what America stands for. For them, America has become just another country, a place located between Canada and Mexico. ... The left, unlike most Americans, has always understood that either the left is right, or America is right. America stands for small government, a free economy (and therefore, capitalism), liberty (which therefore allows for its inevitable consequence: inequality), the melting pot ideal and a God-centered population rooted in Judeo-Christian values (so that a moral society is created by citizens exercising self-control rather than relying on the state to...
  • Sadiq Khan: There are too many white men on Transport for London

    London's transport authority is far too dominated by white men, Labour's mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan said today. There are currently 13 white men on the Transport for London board and just three women. Khan said he would ensure the board better reflected the "diversity" of Londoners if he becomes mayor. "I will reshape TfL's board," he said during a speech in Brixton this morning. "It needs to better reflect London's diversity in the interest of Londoners."
  • ATHEISTS SUE U.S. HOUSE CHAPLAIN

    05/08/2016 12:15:58 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 11 replies
    catholicleague.org ^ | 05/06/2016 | Bill Donohue
    Thursday, May 5, was America’s annual National Day of Prayer. So of course the anti-prayer Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) chose that day to sue the chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives. FFRF president Dan Barker is upset that House chaplain Father Patrick Conroy, a Jesuit priest, has declined to invite him to deliver a non-prayer “invocation” on the House floor. FFRF also named House Speaker Paul Ryan, along with several members of Father Conroy’s staff, in the lawsuit. Remarkably, Barker invokes his ordination as a Christian minister 41 years ago to justify his request—even though he later renounced...
  • Couple marries in defiance of church

    05/07/2016 7:24:45 PM PDT · by massmike · 59 replies
    dispatch.com ^ | 05/07/2016 | JoAnne Viviano
    The voices of the people gathered at Broad Street United Methodist Church resounded from its wooden peaks as they each raised a hand on Saturday and blessed the Rev. David Meredith and Jim Schlachter on their wedding day. "Now that Jim and David have extended their 28-year commitment to one another with solemn vows, we announce to one another, the United Methodist Church, the state of Ohio and the world entire that they are married," the crowd said. With those words, Meredith joined the ranks of United Methodist ministers who have defied the denomination's rules and risk being defrocked by...
  • Chevrolet banned in Iran

    05/07/2016 5:42:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Left Lane News ^ | Saturday, May 7th, 2016 @ 8:00 am | Ronan Glon
    The Iranian government has suddenly banned imports of all Chevrolet cars, trucks, and SUVs in a bid to give local automakers a much-needed boost. “Even the Americans are not interested in buying such cars because of their weight and high fuel consumption. Why should we import the cars from a bankrupt American factory? This is very odd,” said 76-year old Ali Khamenei, Iran’s Supreme Leader. […] The news comes only a year after Chevrolet was granted a license to sell cars in Iran following a 34-year hiatus. …
  • Vanity - Prayers Needed Desperately

    05/07/2016 5:41:27 PM PDT · by MarineMom613 · 96 replies
    Vanity | 05/07/16 | MarineMom613
    I am still in shock and don't know if I am doing this right. I need prayers for my almost 13 year old niece/Goddaughter. Lyssie went to the beach today and while swimming, she cut herself on something in the water. The cut was down to the bone in her leg. I am getting this information 2nd hand from my sister. It is her granddaughter and my Goddaughter. She was taken to the hospital where doctors tried to treat the wound. They somehow determined that (A) they could not completely clean it. (B) They saw a lump which could either...
  • When Europe Loved Islam [European Elites using Islam usher in the Ubermensch]

    05/06/2016 3:21:42 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 6 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 5/5/2016 | Maya Hannun, Sophie Spaan
    From the outside, with its high minarets and bulbous Mughal-style dome, the Wilmersdorf mosque, located on Brienner Street in southwest Berlin, looks much the same as it did when it was built in the 1920s. But the institution, just like the city around it, has changed. Today, the mosque is a quiet place. It mainly serves as an information center: School children sometimes visit on field trips; it hosts interfaith brunches. A small community of Muslims regularly show up for Friday prayer. It’s all a far cry from the days when the Wilmersdorf mosque was the lively center of a...