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  • Christians Can’t Accept Houston’s Intimidation Tactics Without Protest

    10/19/2014 10:20:32 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 16, 2014 | Mollie Hemingway
    Support for legalizing same-sex marriage dropped from 54 percent to 49 percent since February, according to a Pew Research Center poll. Analysts said they had no idea why or if it was just a random blip. I joked on Twitter that my April article “Rise of the Same-Sex Marriage Dissidents” probably was the cause. But in all seriousness, perhaps seeing the totalitarianism of extremist wings of the gay rights movement has soured some people on efforts to change marriage law — or at least given people pause about the tradeoffs involved with redefining marriage or enacting broad legislation around sexual...
  • Govt Orders Ministers: Counterfeit Marriage or Jail

    10/19/2014 6:40:29 AM PDT · by WXRGina · 27 replies
    American Clarion ^ | October 18, 2014 | Newswire
    COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed a federal lawsuit and a motion for a temporary restraining order Friday to stop officials in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, from forcing two ordained Christian ministers to perform wedding ceremonies for same-sex couples. City officials told Donald Knapp that he and his wife Evelyn, both ordained ministers who run Hitching Post Wedding Chapel, are required to perform such ceremonies or face months in jail and/or thousands of dollars in fines. The city claims its “non-discrimination” ordinance requires the Knapps to perform same-sex wedding ceremonies now that the courts have overridden Idaho’s voter-approved...
  • Rome mayor defiantly registers 16 gay marriages (Italy)

    10/18/2014 7:24:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 18, 2014 8:31 AM EDT | Nicole Winfield
    The gay marriage debate arrived within walking distance of the Vatican on Saturday as Rome’s mayor registered 16 gay marriages celebrated abroad in open defiance of Italy’s government. Gay marriage is illegal in Italy. […] Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino received thunderous applause as he arrived in the city hall reception room where the couples, their friends and family gathered to make their marriages official in Rome’s city ledger. One by one, the couples—gay and lesbian, some with children—were called up to witness Marino transcribe the date and locations of their weddings, including in Spain, Portugal and the U.S. …
  • Archeologists unearth 3,300 year old complex in Israel

    10/17/2014 8:17:28 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    PHYS.ORG ^ | 10/16/2014 | Bob Yirka
    A team of archeologists working in Israel's Tel Burna dig site have unearthed the remains of a large stone complex dating back approximately 3,300 years. Information about the finding was presented at the recent European Association of Archaeologists' meeting held in Istanbul. Initial examination of the ruins suggests the site was an ancient cult complex—a rather large one at that with side walls measuring up to 52x52 feet. Thus far archeologists have uncovered mask fragments (parts that covered the nose), connected cups (their purpose has yet to be discovered), scarabs (stone representations of the beetle typically used as an amulet)...
  • Muslims be MAD! A Video Rebuttal to Islam - Top 5 Arguments

    10/16/2014 6:55:07 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 7 replies
    www.LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 10/16/2014 | Steven Crowder
    Islamists are FURIOUS with this youtube channel. Even put it on an official watch/hit list. In their most recent effort, they issued a rebuttal defending their awful "prophet." Thus, this video. A very thorough yet entertaining rebuttal to Islam. Arm yourself with information!
  • Kentucky Sunday school teacher admits sexually abusing teen who he threatened.....

    10/16/2014 3:48:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    MailOnline ^ | Darren Boyle for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Kentucky Sunday school teacher admits sexually abusing teen who he threatened to kill using witchcraft if the boy told anybody about the attacks A Sunday teacher has been charged with abusing a teenage boy after an investigation by an investigation by Eubank Sheriff's Department in Kentucky. Rex Allen Murphy, 30, has been charged with first-degree sexual abuse, use of a minor under 18 for sexual performance and third-degree sodomy. Murphy was taken into custody and is being held in Pulaski County Detention Center where he is being held on a bond of $50,000.
  • SAUDI ARABIA TO ISLAMIZE LIBERIA, W. AFRICA?

    10/16/2014 2:26:28 PM PDT · by Veto! · 8 replies
    The Liberian Observer ^ | 5/5/14 | "Observer Staff"
    Alleged: Saudis Plan to Install Islamic Successor to (president) Ellen. "The Saudis’ plan for Liberia is first to ensure that a candidate of Muslim faith and background contests and wins the Liberian presidency." ~ Ghorbani, Assouin & Al Zahrani …………. "the Saudis’ plan is to identify the most volatile environment in the region, and so far, they have identified Liberia as the suitable test ground to begin installing Islamic political leadership in the rest of West African states that have no Muslim political majority and control."
  • More Than 1,800 Pastors Advocate For Political Speech Rights in Church

    10/15/2014 5:38:22 AM PDT · by PROCON · 19 replies
    cnsnews ^ | Oct. 13, 2014 | Brittany M. Hughes
    (CNSNews.com) - So far this year, more than 1,800 pastors across the United States have participated in Pulpit Freedom Sunday, an annual event hosted by Alliance Defending Freedom that advocates for pastors’ right to speak on politics from the pulpit without fear of losing their churches’ tax exempt status. Pulpit Freedom Sunday, which started Oct. 5 and runs through Election Day on Nov. 4, first began in 2008 with only 33 participating pastors.
  • Ohio televangelist ‘forced members to have vasectomies and abortions, told women...

    10/14/2014 11:12:12 AM PDT · by Morgana · 81 replies
    MailOnline ^ | Steve Hopkins for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Ohio televangelist ‘forced members to have vasectomies and abortions, told women to treat pregnancies as tumors and allowed children to be sexually abused’ Televangelist Ernest Angley has been accused of running an Ohio church where men are forced to get vasectomies and women abortions, and where children were sexually abused. Self-proclaimed prophet Angley has been described by some of 21 former members as a closeted-homosexual Jim Jones who's turned a blind eye to sexual abuse. But the 93-year-old has defended the allegations, saying he is simply an instrument of God. He told the Akron Beacon Journal: 'I'm not...
  • Storm god worship: Ancient cult complex discovered in Israel

    10/14/2014 10:58:37 AM PDT · by dware · 15 replies
    Fox News/Live Science ^ | 10.14.2014 | Owen Jarus
    A massive cult complex, dating back about 3,300 years, has been discovered at the site of Tel Burna in Israel. While archaeologists have not fully excavated the cult complex, they can tell it was quite large, as the courtyard alone was 52 by 52 feet. Inside the complex, researchers discovered three connected cups, fragments of facemasks, massive jars that are almost as big as a person and burnt animal bones that may indicate sacrificial rituals.
  • Abortion Clinic Defends Abortions With “Jesus Never Shamed Women” Sign

    10/14/2014 10:42:28 AM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Shawn Carney
    Men can and do make a difference — just ask former abortion workers. In particular, they’ve noticed that no-shows and cancellations go way up when a it’s a man in a Roman collar who’s joined the vigil. The staff knows right away it’s going to be a bad day for business. We are thankful for all the priests and ministers who have helped make more “bad days” possible! Many members of the clergy have led by example by praying at 40 Days for Life vigil sites these past three weeks. It takes courage … so thank them when you see...
  • “Moral Movement” prayer vigil embraces Planned Parenthood, leaves out Jesus. Pics and Video

    10/13/2014 7:32:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Stand True Prayer Without Jesus ^ | Published: August 29, 2014 | Bryan Kemper
    When I arrived at the Ohio State House yesterday afternoon I was already skeptical about a prayer vigil that was being advertised by Planned Parenthood. I did not really expect to hear anything remotely biblical. I walked up to the steps of the State House with my pro-life signs and noticed the sign on the podium immediately. It read, “Moral Movement”. Are you kidding me? How can any movement that includes the nation’s largest child-killer call itself moral? Mark Harrington, of Created Equal, and I began to set up the signs we brought to show Planned Parenthood and their supporters...
  • Who Hates Whom in the Middle East

    10/13/2014 12:37:16 PM PDT · by KC Burke · 18 replies
    universlabs.uk ^ | 12 October, 2014 | David McCandles
    This is plain cool. Who Hates (Likes) Whom in the Middle East. An interactive relationship map. Click Here HERE
  • Abortion Activist Attacks Pro-Lifers: Yells “F— You” as She Destroys Their Signs

    A pro-abortion activist attacked pro-life advocates who set up graphic pictures of babies victimized by abortions outside a local high school. On September 30, 2014, the pro-life group, Created Equal set up the images outside Pickerington Central High School. Parents who were upset by them called the police, who arrived on the scene and indicated the pro-life group had a right to show them under First Amendment free speech rights. But one woman took matters into her own hands and the pro-life group uploaded a video of what happened. The video shows the pro-abortion woman calling the display “ridiculous” and...
  • NARAL: The National Association for Reproducing Activist Lesbians

    10/12/2014 9:08:18 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 10-13-2014 | Mike Adams
    Abortion is a fundamental right. Especially if you're a lesbian. If you don't believe me then just ask Amy Schlag and Katie Peel. They are the "married" couple that controls forty percent of UNCW's five-office diversity industrial complex. Amy (the husband) runs the LGBTQIA Office. Katie (the wife) runs the Women's Resource Center. I began to get the idea that these two women were really worried about getting pregnant when Amy started to use her LGBTQIA Office to advocate for abortion. Last year, she sponsored a film that defended late term abortionists as well as the gruesome practice of partial...
  • NPR Whitewashes Iran In Weekend Tourism Segment

    10/12/2014 2:48:56 PM PDT · by OddLane · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 12, 2014 | Joel Pollack
    On the October 12 broadcast of National Public Radio's Weekend Edition, host Ari Shapiro discussed Iran's appeal as a tourist destination with Iranian-born, U.K.-based writer Kamin Mohammadi. While Mohammadi is no regime puppet--she was vocal in her opposition to the 2009 crackdown--her Twitter feed is lately full of anti-Israel rhetoric and government retweets, and she did her best to put an absurdly positive spin on Iran for NPR. Mohammadi praises Iran's history, beauty, and culture, pointing out that parts of the country are quite modern, and that those coexist with artifacts of ancient civilizations. All true--and irrelevant to the question...
  • Baby Bryson update

    10/12/2014 2:20:50 AM PDT · by knarf · 11 replies
    self ^ | October 12, 2014 | knarf
    Source URL is earlier thread
  • If Your Pastor Has A $60k A Year Clothing Allowance, You Probably Should Leave That Church

    10/11/2014 9:11:03 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 10-12-2014 | Doug Giles
    Last Thursday evening I had my pastor over to Casa de Giles to enjoy one of my fine cigars with the family and me. During the course of catching up, I found out that several new families from a local South Florida mega-church had left that zoo and had joined our church. The reason why they said they absconded had me gobsmacked – and I’m a hard critter to shock. Having been in the ministry for twenty-five years, I’ve pretty much heard it all and have seen it all, but I wasn’t ready for this curve ball. This time it...
  • The little girl whose Siamese twin died so she could live:

    10/11/2014 1:30:53 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 10-11-14 | Frances Hardy and Sam Greenhill
    Only little by little did Gracie Attard learn the story of her twin Rosie, the sister who’d died shortly after their birth. There was no sudden revelation, just a drip-feed of information; a slow-dawning realisation. ‘Mum and Dad used to take me to the cemetery where Rosie is buried and tell me: “She’s your sister, and you were twins.” Actually, they said we were joined together,’ she says. ‘Later I heard them use the word “conjoined”. I didn’t know what it meant, and when I was about seven I got my first dictionary and looked it up. ‘Then I felt...
  • Did the Prophet Muhammad Really Exist? This Is Robert Spencer’s Shocking Answer

    10/10/2014 12:51:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 05/05/2012 | Billy Hallowell
    Did the Prophet Muhammad really exist? This question, which may seem bizarre on the surface, is at the root of a new book by Robert Spencer, a prominent author and the director of Jihad Watch. Spencer, a figure who is praised by his fans and loathed by his detractors, has written numerous books on Islam. Earlier this week, The Blaze spoke with the expert about his controversial, new book, “Did Muhammad Exist?” As can be derived from the title, the text delves into some uncomfortable subject matter, as Spencer examines the historical documentation surrounding the Muslim prophet.The book’s official description...
  • Duquesne speaker to discuss religious causes of Civil War

    10/10/2014 7:30:16 AM PDT · by Ditto · 29 replies
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | October 6, 2014 | Len Barcousky
    Strong belief in heaven likely was one of the factors that made the Civil War so long and so bloody, public historian Barbara Franco says. “It made people more tolerant of death,” she explained in a recent telephone interview. Dying in the 19th century was compared to passing through a curtain and reuniting with family members on the other side. That belief made soldiers and civilians more willing to accept the unprecedented number of casualties from disease and combat during the nation’s most catastrophic conflict, she said.
  • Alabama Church Says Pastor Confessed He Has AIDS, Slept With Flock

    10/09/2014 10:38:39 PM PDT · by dennisw · 32 replies
    www.nbcnews.com ^ | October 9th 2014, 1:10 pm | Tracy Connor
    An Alabama pastor shocked his flock by reportedly confessing from the pulpit that he has AIDS, had slept with church members, used drugs and misused funds. Rev. Juan Demetrius McFarland of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Montgomery confirmed to NBC affiliate WSFA that he made the admissions in a series of sermons that began in September. Deacon Nathan Williams said the church membership voted 80-1 to remove McFarland as pastor on Oct. 5, but he refused to step down. "He fraudulently concealed from the congregation...that he had knowingly engaged in adultery in the church building with female members of Shiloh...
  • Scientists say Indonesia cave drawings the same age as those in Europe

    10/09/2014 6:36:18 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 10-09-2014 | Staff
    WASHINGTON – Ancient cave drawings in Indonesia are as old as famous prehistoric art in Europe, according to a new study that shows our ancestors were drawing all over the world 40,000 years ago. And it hints at an even earlier dawn of creativity in modern humans, going back to Africa, than scientists had thought. Archaeologists calculated that a dozen stencils of hands in mulberry red and two detailed drawings of an animal described as a "pig-deer" are between 35,000 to 40,000 years old, based on levels of decay of the element uranium. That puts the art found in Sulawesi,...
  • The End of an Era that Ended Long Ago: Maria Von Trapp, RIP

    10/09/2014 3:46:52 AM PDT · by rhema · 19 replies
    MovieGuide.org ^ | Sept. 2014 | Jerry Newcombe
    Earlier this year, an event happened that did not receive wide notice. The last of the Von Trapp Family Singers, the last of the children—the real ones—died. Her name was Maria—not to be confused with the lady played by Julie Andrews, Maria Augusta Trapp, who died in 1987. Maria Von Trapp’s death in February 2014 marks the end of an era. The Sound of Music deserves its accolades as the Movie of the Year (1965) and one of the finest films ever made. Even my one-year-old granddaughter is mesmerized by the puppet scene. As a film it is an icon....
  • UPDATE: Man Indicted on 40 Sex-Related Charges in Cabell County

    10/08/2014 6:42:03 PM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    WSAZ ^ | WSAZ News Staff, Dan Griffin
    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man has been indicted on dozens of charges in connection with the alleged sexual abuse of a 12-year-old boy. Randall Pennington was indicted by a Cabell County grand jury on 40 sex-related charges. On Wednesday, WSAZ.com spoke with the mother of the victim. She was very emotional and said she knew the man, Randall Pennington, for years, including at New Beginning Apostolic Church in Huntington.
  • Stop Calling It Marriage Equality

    10/08/2014 2:25:01 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 49 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 8, 2014 | David Harsanyi
    This week, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected gay marriage appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin, in essence allowing lower courts to legalize same-sex couples. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS), an institution that has vigorously opposed gay marriage for some time now, conceded that the political battle over marriage is over. “As far as the civil law is concerned,” the Mormon Church admitted, “the courts have spoken.” Actually, nothing is over until God says it’s over. At least, this is my understanding of how religion operates. So while I don’t want to accuse Mormons of...
  • TLC Censors Duggar Family’s Pro-Life Shirts in Latest Episode of 19 Kids and Counting

    10/08/2014 10:04:58 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Life News ^ | Bryan Kemper |
    Last week I was excited to see our Stand True T-shirt “I Survived Roe vs Wade, Roe vs Wade Will Not Survive Me” on an episode of 19 Kids and Counting. I got tweets from friends and my wife called to tell me that my daughter was freaking out when she saw the shirt. duggarfamily3Tonight I was excited to watch a new episode and see if any of the family was wearing one of our shirts again. I was shocked when I saw the shirt again but this time I was shocked because they had actually blurred out the message....
  • NatGeo Channel Casts Muslim Actor to Star in 'Killing Jesus'

    10/08/2014 9:11:20 AM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | Oct. 6, 2014 | Kate O'Hare
    National Geographic Channel has announced the cast for Killing Jesus, its third adaptation -- after Killing Lincoln and Killing Kennedy -- of a bestselling historical thriller by Fox News host Bill O'Reilly and historian Martin Dugard, and American actor Haaz Sleiman, who's originally from Lebanon, has snagged the title role. Born in the United Arab Emirates but raised in Lebanon, Sleiman moved to the U.S. when he was 21 and currently lives in Los Angeles. He's best known for playing a Syrian immigrant in the 2008 indie film The Visitor. He's also appeared in Showtime's Nurse Jackie (as a gay...
  • Conservative states balk at gay marriage action

    10/07/2014 10:39:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 7, 2014 10:30 PM EDT | Roxana Hegeman
    Conservative officials in some of the six states where Supreme Court action this week likely cleared the way for same-sex weddings say they won’t issue marriage licenses to gay couples until their hands are forced. Now, gay rights advocates are preparing to do just that. James Esseks, director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Project, called the court’s action a “watershed moment for the entire country,” and other gay rights activists described plans Tuesday to challenge remaining bans. …
  • Italian priest hospitalized after gay activists attack pro-family rally

    10/07/2014 8:43:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    LIFE SITE ^ | Hillary White
    ROME -- This weekend a priest was injured as hundreds of silent pro-family demonstrators were verbally abused and even violently attacked by homosexualist and anarchist counter-protesters at different venues throughout Italy. In Bologna, Turin, Genoa, Aosta, and Rovereto on Sunday, homosexualists and anarchists stepped up their attacks on the increasingly popular Standing Sentinels (“Sentinelle in Piedi”) demonstrations against “gay marriage” and the “LGBT” agenda. In 100 cities, organizers said about 10,000 people participated in the events. In the northern city of Rovereto, although the Sentinels had obtained a permit for the use of the piazza, a group identified as anarchists...
  • Bill Maher, Ben Affleck and Islam

    10/07/2014 12:17:14 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 7, 2014 | Dennis Prager
    Last Friday night a rare dialogue/debate took place on American television. It was rare because it involved criticism of Islam, one of the many taboo subjects that are labeled "politically incorrect." And it took place on the program "Real Time with Bill Maher," a show not generally known for taking politically incorrect positions. But on this night the host, Bill Maher, along with atheism-advocate Sam Harris, had a vigorous debate with Actor Ben Affleck, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, and former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele. Bill Maher, a man of the left on virtually every issue, began...
  • Why is the Left so wrong on Israel?

    10/07/2014 11:51:01 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 7, 2014 | Michael Curtis
    This piece is written more in sorrow than in anger. Why is the left so often wrog about Israel? Israel is a great country that has its problems, as do all countries and organizations, and sometimes, in the words of President Barack Obama, does “do stupid things.” Israel’s political culture has been shaped by many factors, especially its Zionist ideology, the resilience it has developed in fighting four wars, and the impact of incessant terrorist attacks that have caused disruptions in the life of the country. Why then is a considerable part of those who consider themselves on the left,...
  • Pakistanis Move to Milan, Wife Dons Milanese Dress, Husband Attacks Her with Shovel

    10/07/2014 7:30:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/07/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Milan used to be known for fashion. Now it’s known for Muslim settlers. And the introduction of Muslims to Milan isn’t going well. (via Religion of Peace) Police arrested a man who accused his Pakistani wife of dressing in a style he thought was too Western and then chased her up the street, striking her with the wooden handle of a shovel.When she fled outside, he gave chase, hitting her on the arm with the wooden handle. She found refuge in another home and police later arrested her husband.He said he did not approve of her clothing and the fact...
  • October 7: The Feast of Our Lady of Victory -- How the 1571 Battle of Lepanto saved Europe.

    10/07/2014 6:56:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/07/2014 | Michael Novak
    For those who know little history, today’s battle with ISIS in the Middle East may seem new and unprecedented. It is not. In a.d. 622, Mohammed set out from Medina to conquer the whole Christian world for Allah by force of arms. Within a hundred years, his successors had occupied and pillaged every Christian capital of the Middle East, from Antioch through North Africa (home of Saint Augustine) and Spain. All that remained outside Allah’s reign was the northern arc from Southern France to Constantinople. What we are seeing in 2014 has a history of more than 1,300 years —...
  • Ten of thousands march for ‘family values’ in France

    10/05/2014 11:29:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Tens of thousands took to the streets in Paris and Bordeaux Sunday to demonstrate for what protesters called “traditional family values” and against assisted pregnancies and surrogacy. The demonstrations were organized by the «Manif pour Tous» (“Protest for Everyone”) group that waged an ultimately unsuccessful grassroots movement against the adoption of same-sex marriage in France last year. Their target this time is medically assisted procreation techniques for lesbian couples and surrogacy, which must be “fought at all costs,” according to the group’s president Ludovine de la Rochčre. …
  • I Pledge Sunday 2014: The Rise of the Church

    10/05/2014 7:27:23 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 3 replies
    I Pledge Sunday ^ | October 5, 2012 | American Family Association and others
    Throughout our nation’s history, the Church has been a force for good in America and abroad. But over the last 50 years, government has systematically eroded our free speech and religious expression. The Bible and the Gospel have been banished from our public schools and our public squares. With more than 75% of Americans calling themselves Christians, it’s time for the Church to rise up and take action to turn the tide in our nation! We have the numbers and we have a voice. If we are silent, we have no one to blame but ourselves for a Godless America.
  • Is Obama the "Man of Sin"

    10/05/2014 9:26:21 AM PDT · by grumpygresh · 37 replies
    TruNews ^ | 10/03/14 | Jonathan Wright
    Did God embed hidden messages in Scripture. Code Searcher Jonathan Wright says he is finding lots of Bible Coded references to Barack Obama, the Antichrist, and End Time Prophicies.
  • Promise of God concerning disease

    10/05/2014 7:29:50 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 5 replies
    Bible ^ | ? B.C. | God
    If we as a nation follow God, we will live in peace and good health. If not, the opposite will happen: Deuteronomy 7:15New American Standard Bible (NASB) 15 The Lord will remove from you all sickness; and He will not put on you any of the harmful diseases of Egypt which you have known, but He will lay them on all who hate you.
  • 'The Crusades': EWTN to Separate Myth from History in New Docudrama

    10/05/2014 6:03:13 AM PDT · by Plainsman · 13 replies
    Breitbart Big Hollywood ^ | October 4, 2014 | Kate O'Hare
    The clash between Islam and the Western world is as old as Islam itself, but perhaps as misunderstood as any great historical conflict. In what is sure to shed light on this timely topic, worldwide Catholic satellite network EWTN will air special television episodes this coming week. As the Islamist radical group ISIS rampages through Christian and other minority religious communities from Syria to Iraq--killing, raping, driving out inhabitants, and wantonly destroying holy sites--the West seems paralyzed and reluctant to retaliate against Muslim aggressors.
  • Why Obama Refuses to support anti-Islamist, Secular Moslems

    10/04/2014 9:14:51 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 4, 2014 | Manda Zand Ervin
    The war against Islamist terrorism has been going in the wrong direction, and the cancer has metastasized under the present administration. As we get rid of one Islamist tumor, more pop up. But the most dangerous of all Islamists are ruling Iran and are determined to make themselves untouchable by possessing their own nuclear bomb. We have wrongly chosen to ignore the majority moderate and secular Moslems in the Middle East and here at home. Those advising the White House and the State Department are lobbyists for the Islamist dictators, not secular Moderate Moslem Americans. For reasons unknown, the Obama...
  • Maher, Sam Harris Battle Affleck, Kristof on Radical Islam

    10/04/2014 4:05:10 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Ian Hanchett
    Author Sam Harris and HBO’s “Real Time” anchor Bill Maher debated actor Ben Affleck and New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof on Maher’s earlier comments on radical Islam on Friday. Harris argued, “liberals have really failed on the topic of theocracy, they’ll criticize white theocracy, they’ll criticize Christians, they’ll still get agitated over the abortion clinic bombing that happen in 1984, but when you want to talk about the treatment of women and homosexuals and free thinkers and public intellectuals in the Muslim world, I would argue that liberals have failed us.” He added “the crucial point of confusion is...
  • A Row of Ducks

    10/04/2014 2:55:28 PM PDT · by scocha · 2 replies
    Liberty Unbound ^ | September 18, 2014 | S. H. Chambers
    Have you ever thought about joining the jihad? No? Neither have I, at least not in the sense that I might be the one doing the joining. I’ve thought about others joining, though. I’ve thought about privileged American white kids who convert to Islam and join the fight to reestablish the Caliphate.
  • Sandy Koufax Chose His Faith Over The World Series And Won It All

    10/04/2014 1:08:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 50 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | October 4, 2014 | Chris Greenberg
    On the field, Sandy Koufax wasn't just any baseball player. Off the field, he wasn't viewed that way either. The Hall of Fame pitcher isn't just remembered by baseball fans as "the man with the golden arm," but is revered by his Jewish admirers as "the left arm of God" for his talent as well as the public observance of his faith, most notably during the 1965 World Series. A legendary left-handed pitcher who spent his entire career with the Dodgers, Koufax dominated batters like few ever have, atop mounds in Brooklyn and Los Angeles -- as well as just...
  • Peter Kassig: Idealistic aid worker who converted to Islam in captivity

    10/04/2014 9:38:58 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 24 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/04/2014 | Rob Crilly
    Peter Kassig, the latest hostage to be threatened with murder by Islamist extremists, is an American veteran who served in Iraq and whose decision to convert to Islam in captivity has so far failed to save his life. His parents, Ed and Paula Kassig, remained silent for the past year in the hope their son's life would be spared but issued a statement after the video was released. They said their son had become a Muslim during his time in captivity, changing his name to Abdul-Rahman Kassig, and that they had learned from other hostages that his faith had brought...
  • U.S. tax dollars pay for U.S. mosque security upgrades

    10/04/2014 9:15:35 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 20 replies
    Cultural Jihad ^ | 10/03/2014 | Cultural Jihad
    A recent announcement from the Islamic Society of Baltimore (ISB) / Masjid Al-Rahmah advised that it will be receiving a grant from the Nonprofit Security Grant Program administered through the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA): ISB will be receiving $74,675.00 which will go towards upgrading, enhancing and adding to our security infrastructure. Over the next several months you will see contractors on-site conducting these security enhancements. The Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) is nationwide and overseen by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Part of DHS’s Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI), it has been in effect since 2005. To...
  • Response from Rabbi Elli Fischer on the RCA's resolution on gun violence (Truncated Title)

    10/04/2014 1:30:44 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 11 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | October 3, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    I blogged about the controversy over this resolution a couple of weeks ago; Rabbi Elli Fischer, drafter of the resolution, was kind enough to send this response — my apologies for the delay posting it: In light of the response of a dozen rabbis to a Rabbinical Council of America resolution on gun violence in America in several media, including the Volokh Conspiracy, I would like to clarify a few things about that resolution. 1) In the interests of full disclosure: I was chairman of the RCA Resolutions Committee that drafted the resolution in question. I do not speak for...
  • Alan Dershowitz on Israel and Hamas

    10/04/2014 1:18:07 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | October 3, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    Noted Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz has a new book out, “Terror Tunnels: The Case for Israel’s Just War Against Hamas,” a collection of essays that forcefully defend Israel’s actions against Hamas, both from before the most recent fighting (Part I) and since (Part II). The book also includes a long debate (about 15 percent of the book) between Dershowitz and John Dugard, a sharp critic of Israel. Here’s an excerpt from Dershowitz’s conclusion to the book, which I think captures his argument well:
  • Islam: The Awful Truth

    10/04/2014 12:55:56 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 4, 2014 | Justin O. Smith
    Islam is violent and repressive, and its sacred texts are the heart of darkness at the center of the Islamic State's inspiration and motivation, despite Barack Obama's assertions in September 10th's address to the nation that the Islamic State "is not Islamic" and that "no religion condones the killing of innocents." Violence is an integral part of Islamic doctrine, following the example set by its Prophet Mohammed, and in the name of Islam and Allah, Muslims have been murdering innocents, since 656 AD. Six hundred years after Mohammed, one of Islam's most respected scholars, Ibn Khuldan wrote 'Muqaddimah' (Introduction to...
  • World War II Veteran Given Viking Funeral; U.S. Coast Guard Agreed to Norse Send-Off

    10/03/2014 10:18:42 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, October 2, 2014 | Douglas Ernst
    (U.S. Coast Guard photo) WWII veteran given Viking funeral; Coast Guard agreed to Norse send-off World War II veteran Andrew Haines decided years ago that he wanted a Norse-inspired funeral upon his death, and the U.S. Coast Guard obliged. Mr. Haines, who emigrated from Norway in 1927, scaled down blueprints for a 100-foot ship to a few feet in the years before he died. It was then up to the Coast Guard to decide whether it would ignite the boat and send-off Mr. Haines‘ cremated remains in accordance with his wishes. “Oh, I was thrilled,” Mr. Haines’ son Andy...
  • How to Gird Up Your Loins: An Illustrated Guide

    10/03/2014 9:59:57 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    The Art of Manliness ^ | October 2, 2014 | AoM Team
    (click image to enlarge) If you've read the Bible, then you've probably come across the phrase "gird up your loins." I've always thought it was a funny turn of phrase. Loins….heh. Back in the days of the ancient Near East, both men and women wore flowing tunics.