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  • American Bishop Gene Robinson condemns Rick Perry’s anti-gay promotion

    12/27/2011 9:00:00 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 39 replies
    ATV Today ^ | Dec. 16 2011 | Ian Westhead
    The USA’s first openly gay Episcopal bishop, Gene Robinson, has responded to presidential hopeful Rick Perry's anti-gay TV promotion suggesting that "it must break God's heart to see religion used in a political campaign like this." Bishop Robinson of the Episcopal Church showed his distaste in a TV interview with MSNBC and also by writing an opinion piece in the Washington Post newspaper. Perry had stated in his commercial that “You don’t need to be in the pew every Sunday to know there’s something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military but our kids can’t...
  • The Obamas go to church in style on a Rick Perry Dare!

    12/11/2011 2:00:51 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies
    Examiner ^ | December 11, 2011 | Sofia Ambrosia
    <p>Good citizens of Atlanta, the Obamas were spotted heading off to church via foot from the White House, traversing Lafayette Park to get to St. John's Church for their Sunday services on December 11, 2011 in Washington, DC.</p> <p>The buzz is that President Obama’s stance on religion was on personal attack in a commercial launched by Rick Perry, that claims that Barack Obama has a supposed “war on religion.”</p>
  • Obamas walk to church across from White House

    12/11/2011 9:26:27 AM PST · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/11/11 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama and his family are attending a worship service at a church just across the street from the White House where presidents frequently have visited. The president, first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia made the short walk across Lafayette Park to St. John's Church.
  • Dying Lutheranism WantsTo Kill Catholic Church

    12/10/2011 2:11:27 PM PST · by NYer · 133 replies · 1+ views
    Creative Minority Report ^ | December 9, 2011 | Patrick Archbold
    Lutheranism is dead, or at least soon will be and it wants to take the Catholic Church with it. Herbert W. Chilstrom is former presiding bishop of Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Chilstrom has written an open letter to the Bishops of Minnesota asking them to accept gay 'marriage' becuase gays are like blacks or something. May I share a word with all of you who now lead the Roman Catholic community of faith in Minnesota?First, I would go to the wall to defend your right to work for the adoption of the so-called marriage protection amendment. Having said that,...
  • Tenants of the Religious Left

    12/07/2011 10:49:23 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    1. Inclusivism rules, so.. 2.If you disagree with us, you're intolerant and hateful... 3.God is Whatever or Whoever… 4.There are many paths to 'God'… 5.There is no such thing as Divine revelation, truth is what science or reason says it is at the moment or what works for you... 6.The Bible is outdated, of limited value, and in most areas simply wrong…unless interpreted to support what we believe... 7.Science is infallible, not the Bible... 8.The Creation account is myth; evolution is fact... 9.No human life is sacred; in or out of the womb... 10.Mankind is basically good and self-redemption is...
  • Gay Episcopal Bishop to Preach at San Francisco Catholic Parish

    11/23/2011 11:11:08 AM PST · by marshmallow · 4,086 replies · 2+ views
    A notoriously 'gay-friendly' parish in San Francisco has invited an openly homosexual Episcopalian cleric to lead an Advent Vespers service. Most Holy Redeemer parish asked Bishop Otis Charles, a retired Episcopalian prelate, to lead the November 30 service. After serving as the Bishop of Utah from 1971 to 1993, he publicly announced that he is homosexual. Divorced from the mother of his 5 children, he solemnized a same-sex union in 2004.
  • Is The Black Church The Answer To Liberal Prayers? ["Jesus Was Class Warrior"?]

    11/26/2011 10:21:53 AM PST · by Steelfish · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 24, 2011
    Is The Black Church The Answer To Liberal Prayers? By Lisa Miller, Published: November 24 As the American left continues to seek a coherent way to articulate its moral priorities in these days of political stalemates and widening income gaps, it might look to the most unlikely of places — the academy — for guidance and inspiration. At elite universities and seminaries thrives a constituency of African American intellectuals who fiercely contend that the American conversation needs to stay focused on justice — specifically, for those whom the Bible calls “the least of these.” Cornel West, who was arrested at...
  • In the Octagon: Ron Paul vs. Religious Left

    09/19/2011 11:33:18 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 10 replies
    Acton Institute ^ | 9/16/11 | K Spence
    Even though Ron Paul clarified himself at the Tea Party debate, and explained that he doesn’t think those who can’t afford medical care should be laid out on the curb to die, the Left went about painting his answer as morally abominable. Before we deal with their abuse of Christian doctrine, let’s see what Paul said: "I practiced medicine before we had Medicaid, in the early 1960s, when I got out of medical school. I practiced at Santa Rosa Hospital in San Antonio, and the churches took care of them. We never turned anybody away from the hospitals. And we’ve...
  • United Methodist Future in Jeopardy, Say 400 UMC Clergy

    09/17/2011 7:09:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/17/2011 | Lillian Kwon
    Hundreds of United Methodist clergy are expressing deep concerns over a pledge made by a large group of fellow ministers to marry same-sex couples. They argue that if the pledge is carried through, the future of the denomination is in jeopardy. "We do not know how many, if any, marriages or 'holy unions' of same-sex couples will be performed by UM clergy in the near future," reads a letter, currently signed by more than 400 pastors, to the Council of Bishops. "But we do know the destructive effects that will result in our local churches and throughout the denomination if...
  • Anglican spiritual head Archbishop Rowan Williams to resign next year

    09/12/2011 1:28:56 AM PDT · by Cronos · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11 Sep 2011 | Reuters
    The spiritual head of the Anglican Communion, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, will resign his position next year almost a decade before he is due to retire in order to return to academic life, a newspaper reported on Sunday. Williams, 61, who has worked hard to prevent the worldwide Anglican community from splitting over the ordination of women and gay bishops, may take up a senior post at Cambridge University, the Sunday Telegraph said. ...Williams has regularly come under fire for his outspoken comments, most recently making headlines in June with an attack on the British government’s deficit-cutting austerity programme....
  • Michele Bachmann’s lack of faith

    09/11/2011 12:22:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    The Worcester Telegram ^ | 09/09/2011 | Mathew N. Schmalz
    Styling herself a Christian Cassandra, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann declared Hurricane Irene as God’s warning to Washington. Now that we know she was only joking, we Christians can perhaps shrug our shoulders and leave the victims of Hurricane Irene to deal with its implications on their own. She was serious. She was joking. Maybe it’s her titanium spine that’s giving her the balance to shift positions. Then again, perhaps the titanium spine is a necessary prosthetic given Bachmann’s lack of Christian backbone. If Michele Bachmann actually were serious, she could certainly have drawn upon ample biblical justification. She could have wielded...
  • Controversial Book 'The Way' Imagines Jesus as a Woman

    09/08/2011 3:08:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/06/2011 | Jeff Schapiro
    Jesus Christ is considered the most important and central figure in all of history for many. Yet in her debut novel, Kristen Wolf turns the biblical portrayal of the Messiah on its head by portraying Jesus as a woman. The Way, which was released in July but is noted in the September 2011 issue of The Oprah Magazine as a “Title to Pick Up Now,” transports its readers back to ancient Palestine where a young girl, Anna, struggles to comprehend her purpose in a male-dominated society. After she witnesses the brutal murder of a woman in her town, and her...
  • Raw Numerical Truth about the Episcopal Church (1/3 of all 6825 churches face inevitable closure)

    08/28/2011 1:50:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 32 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | August 23, 2011 | David W. Virtue
    “[We must] talk of hard financial issues and church decline and growth, to address elephants in the room, and to speak truth to one another in love." Executive Council of the Episcopal Church A month long investigation by Virtueonline into the numerical state of The Episcopal Church reveals that more than one third of all 6825 Episcopal parishes in the U.S. have an average Sunday attendance (ASA) of 40 or less. VOL believes that the figure of 2.3 million Episcopalians, regularly stated by TEC leaders and officials, does not reveal the true state of church attendance. More than two-thirds of...
  • Elmhurst College to Ask About Sexual Orientation

    08/25/2011 4:02:29 PM PDT · by EnglishCon · 11 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 08/25/2011 | Anthony Ponce
    Are you LGBT? "A “yes” answer could put students in line to qualify for a scholarship worth one-third of tuition at the private, liberal arts school affiliated with the United Church of Christ, said Rold."
  • Stones fall off Washington National Cathedral

    08/23/2011 12:19:44 PM PDT · by americanophile · 26 replies · 20+ views
    Seattle Times (AP) ^ | August 23, 2011 | MARY CLARE JALONICK
    A spokesman for Washington National Cathedral says at least three of the four pinnacles on the central tower have fallen off and the central tower appears to be leaning. The pinnacles are the top stones on the cathedral's towers. Richard Weinberg, director of communications for the cathedral, said the cathedral has been evacuated and stone masons are assessing the damage.
  • Sam Harris: How Rich Is Too Rich? (Barf Alert)

    08/18/2011 7:03:14 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 21 replies ^ | 8/17/2011 | Sam Harris
    I’ve written before about the crisis of inequality in the United States and about the quasi-religious abhorrence of “wealth redistribution” that causes many Americans to oppose tax increases, even on the ultra rich. The conviction that taxation is intrinsically evil has achieved a sadomasochistic fervor in conservative circles—producing the Tea Party, their Republican zombies, and increasingly terrifying failures of governance. Happily, not all billionaires are content to hoard their money in silence. Earlier this week, Warren Buffett published an op-ed in the New York Times in which he criticized our current approach to raising revenue. As he has lamented many...
  • Report: Maryknoll to dismiss Fr. Roy Bourgeois for causing “grave scandal"

    08/09/2011 11:31:55 AM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies
    Deacon's Bench ^ | August 9, 2011 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    Details, from the New York Times: The Rev. Roy Bourgeois, who refused to renounce his increasingly public campaign to see women ordained as priests in the Roman Catholic Church, has been notified of his dismissal by his religious order, the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers.A letter to Father Bourgeois, signed by the superior general and the general secretary of the Maryknoll order in the United States, said the dismissal was necessary because of his “defiant stance” in opposition to church teaching.“Your numerous public statements and appearances in support of the women’s priests movement continues to create in the minds of many...
  • Rick Perry Answers the Dreaded "Evolution" Question (Mentions holes in the Theory of Evolution)

    08/09/2011 5:59:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies · 2+ views
    Evolution News ^ | 08/09/2011 | David Klinghoffer
    Governor Rick Perry on evolution, in an interview with the Associated Press: "There are clear indications from our people who have amazing intellectual capability that this didn't happen by accident and a creator put this in place. Now, what was his time frame and how did he create the earth that we know? I'm not going to tell you that I've got the answers to that. I believe that we were created by this all-powerful supreme being and how we got to today versus what we look like thousands of years ago, I think there's enough holes in the theory...

    08/07/2011 11:16:41 PM PDT · by aravenfan · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Multiple | 8-7-2011 | Tina
    OBAMA IS MUSLIM by Tina Si on Sunday, August 7, 2011 at 12:11pm This is a great Atlas Shrugs website link with a slew of information. All of the blue sentences are links to support the information further. Please share this information with everyone in email and facebook. People need to look at this and see that this isn't conspiracy. This is truth on top of more truth. You can't deny this much info if you honestly look at it all. 1. Obama Admits He Is A Muslim 2. Obama is Declared Messiah by Louis Farrakhan (The leader...
  • Religious Left Stews Over Debt Deal

    08/07/2011 4:01:22 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | 08/05/11 | Mark D. Tooley
    Religious Left Stews Over Debt Deal Posted By Mark D. Tooley On August 5, 2011 @ 12:27 am The Religious Left is displeased over the debt deal between President Obama and Congress for unforgivably omitting tax increases. They are also peeved over limits, if not outright cuts, to the growth of their beloved welfare, regulatory and entitlement state, which for the Religious Left is the virtual Kingdom of God on Earth. Some religious leftists were more incendiary than others. Emergent Church guru Brian McLaren, champion of religious postmodernism, typically rejects moral absolutes — except when denouncing conservatives. “A zealot faction...
  • Tornado Victims Urged to 'Go Green'

    08/06/2011 3:18:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    WWLP ^ | Thursday, 04 Aug 2011 | Jackie Brousseau
    Home and business owners who plan to rebuild after the June 1st tornados might be eligible for state money if they decide to 'go green'. The new incentives, offered by the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, will be given to anyone who has had damage from the tornados and plans to make energy efficient upgrades to their home as they rebuild. Bobbie Williams and her husband were at their home on King Street when the tornado hit. They have been living in a trailer for two months as they try to rebuild their home and plan to take advantage of...
  • The Church as the Bride of Caesar

    07/30/2011 3:01:56 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    NRO ^ | July 27, 2011 | Fr. Robert A. Sirico
    It is telling that the Washington Post report on the religious Left’s Circle of Protection campaign for big government describes the effort as one that would “send chills through any politician who looks to churches and religious groups as a source of large voting blocs,” because, in fact, this is not an honest faith-inspired campaign to protect the “least of these” from Draconian government cuts, as claimed. It is a hyper-political movement that offers up the moral authority of churches and aid organizations to advance the ends of the Obama administration and its allies in Congress. The Circle of Protection, led by Jim Wallis and...
  • Could the Church of England Be Dead in 20 Years?

    07/17/2011 10:58:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | July 17, 2011 | Michael Youssef
    The headline on the July 14, 2011, edition of the British paper, The Telegraph, heralded some very bad news for British Anglicans. It declared, “Aging Church of England 'will be dead in 20 years.'” They buttressed their argument in two ways: 1. The average age of a Church of England attendee is 61 (you do the math).2. In the last 40 years, church attendance has been cut in half.You would think that the Archbishop of Canterbury would wake up and smell the coffee. Instead, a few weeks earlier, he finally came clean. Well, he was forced to come clean. For...
  • How small-c catholic liberals attack what they don’t like (Catholic Caucus)

    07/11/2011 3:22:25 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | July 11, 2011 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    In the past I have mentioned that catholic liberals right now are using the clerical abuse issue as a blunt instrument with which to bludgeon any issue or any person they don’t like. If they don’t like, say, the Church’s teaching about the impossibility of the ordination of women, the Church should change its “policy” because, of course, the bishops failed to prevent the sexual abuse of children. If they don’t like that a bishop sticks to the Church’s teaching on contrary-to-nature unions, then he should just shut up, because bishops failed in the sphere of clerical abuse. If they...
  • When a gay minister moved to a small Southern town (Presbyterian)

    07/05/2011 3:59:07 AM PDT · by Cronos · 126 replies
    Courier Journal ^ | 5 July 2011 | Brett Webb-Mitchel
    As an out Presbyterian preacher, I'd experienced prejudice before. But nothing like what I faced in North CarolinaI was reading "Home in Henderson" -- the unofficial city website for a small town in North Carolina where I had recently moved to preach -- when I came across the blog entry. It was posted under the pseudonym "Church Reporter." "A friend that attends the First Presbyterian Church told me to do a Google search on their new minister Brett Webb-Mitchell," the entry began. "Having done so, I have only three comments to make on the pastor selection: 1. Who is responsible...
  • Frank Schaeffer: Open Letter to the Republican Traitors (barf alert)

    03/09/2009 5:24:04 PM PDT · by lewisglad · 47 replies · 1,497+ views
    Mashget ^ | 3/9/09
    Dear Republican Leaders: The Republican Party has become the party dedicated to sabotaging the American future. Check out the sermon I just delivered about the Republican Party on CNN when being interviewed by D.L. Hughley -- and/or read on. You Republicans are the arsonists who burned down our national home. You combined the failed ideologies of the Religious Right, so-called free market deregulation and the Neoconservative love of war to light a fire that has consumed America. Now you have the nerve to criticize the "architect" America just hired -- President Obama -- to rebuild from the ashes. You do...
  • Deluded Religious Belief In Being "Chosen" Is the Root Of Global Disaster (Ultra Spew Worthy!)

    07/04/2011 5:47:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Frank Schaeffer's website ^ | July 4, 2011 | Frank Schaeffer
    The earth bursts with life. Far right exclusionary religion bursts with death. If there is a creator of life He/She/It must hate fundamentalist religion. The countries in the world that are the most fundamentalist and religious, and/or those whose identity is most religion-based, are the world's greatest troublemakers. Pakistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, the USA, Vatican City and the state of Israel come to mind. Just take one example of religion’s baleful influence: President Woodrow Wilson’s messianic religion-inspired intervention in World War One. "My life would not be worth living” Wilson wrote, “if it were not for the driving power of...
  • I Will Pray For You

    07/04/2011 6:10:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | July 4, 2011 | Mike Adams
    This month, I intended to take a rest from writing so I could just enjoy my time out in Colorado. In fact, aside from hunting and learning a few songs on my guitar (yes, I’m having a midlife crisis) I did not plan to do a thing in July. But the liberals keep doing stupid things and sending me stupid emails. So I have to pick up my pen and write – either that or ruin a perfectly good midlife crisis by having a heart attack. The thing that has my blood boiling right now is the misuse of five...
  • We lost the New York gay ‘marriage’ battle decades ago

    06/28/2011 4:51:20 AM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 27, 2011 | DR. GERARD M. NADAL
    For all of the political drama in New York these past weeks, Friday night’s historic vote in favor of ay marriage by the NYS Senate was actually rather anti-climactic. It was a fight over political and philosophical nomenclature, not over new realities. As the losing side licks its wounds, we should realize that we didn’t lose as much as we think we did last night. We’ve been losing it for decades. What we call the lived reality that is marriage is important. The name indicates the reality. Nomen est omen, as it is said in latin. “The name is the...
  • 200 Methodist clergy in Illinois defy church on same-sex unions

    06/26/2011 2:59:58 PM PDT · by Cronos · 54 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 26 6 2011 | Manya Brachear
    More than 200 United Methodist clergy in Illinois have pledged to flout church policy and bless unions for same-sex couples, putting their jobs, homes and callings in jeopardy if couples take advantage of their offer.Methodists in the Northern Illinois Conference also called on the global church to impose no more than a 24-hour suspension for clergy who defy the policy.Elders, deacons and pastors took their stand after civil unions in Illinois became legal this month. But they said their determination to support same-sex unions has been fueled further by a church trial last week in which a jury found a...
  • Church of England To Allow Gay Clergy To Become Bishops [A Religious Abomination!]

    06/19/2011 9:09:37 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 12 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | June 19, 2011 | Donna Bowate
    Church of England To Allow Gay Clergy To Become Bishops The Church of England is using the Equality Act as a “smokescreen” for allowing gay clergymen to become bishops, according to the leader of the National Secular Society. By Donna Bowater 19 Jun 2011 Guidance due to be published on Monday was expected to pave the way for homosexual clerics in civil partnerships to become bishops provided they remained celibate. The document, published in response to last year’s Equality Act, will be sent to the General Synod before it meets in York next month. The paper said: "Someone in a...
  • Vote clears path for gay ministers in local Presbyterian churches

    06/16/2011 11:34:52 PM PDT · by Cronos · 26 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | 15 Jun 2011 | James Fuller
    Gay Presbyterians throughout the suburbs now have the opportunity to rise from the pews and into the ranks of the ordained. After decades of debate, Blackhawk Presbytery — which oversees many of the congregations in the Fox Valley and northwestern Illinois — recently became one of 21 presbyteries so far to reverse course on gay ordination. But even with a movement toward acceptance of homosexuality in popular culture, the Rev. John Rickard of Blackhawk Presbytery said he was surprised, but not necessarily dismayed, by the outcome of the vote among his congregations. “Do I think it's going to destroy our...
  • Progressive Christian organization goes after Ayn Rand

    06/13/2011 1:34:57 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 25 replies · 1+ views
    A progressive religious organization, American Values Network, has a new ad out attacking conservative leaders like Rush Limbaugh and Paul Ryan by criticizing their appreciation for Ayn Rand’s philosophical views. ... And, of course, the group has tied to George Soros. Stu pointed out that they received at least $800,000 from, his website for the Open Society Institute.
  • Ban homophobic clerics from mosques, gay rights campaigners urge

    06/09/2011 12:49:03 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 46 replies
    Guardian ^ | Thursday 9 June 2011 | Riazat Butt
    Gay rights campaigners have urged mosque leaders in east London to ban homophobic clerics from using their premises, following a 21% rise in gay hate crime in the area. Activists, including journalist Julie Bindel and Pride trustee Colm Howard-Lloyd, said some preachers at the East London Mosque and the London Muslim Centre had "created an atmosphere in which hate is socially acceptable; they have spread a message in which maiming and violence is the most dutiful, honourable, devout thing to do". Their concerns follow the Ł100 fine given to Mohammed Hasnath, who put up "Gay-Free Zone" stickers in the area;
  • F.C. Presbyterian Pastor Hails End of Ban on Openly Gay Clergy

    06/02/2011 7:02:38 AM PDT · by Cronos · 59 replies
    Falls Church News ^ | 31 May 2011 | LESLIE POSTER
    Earlier this month, the national Presbyterian Church approved a change in its constitution to allow openly gay church members to serve as ministers and church leaders. It is a change that one local church pastor says has been a long time coming. "It's been a Presbyterian family quarrel for about 30 years," said Jonathan Smoot, interim pastor at Falls Church Presbyterian Church..."It's just ridiculous to lift up sexual orientation as a primary criterion for that person's character or suitability for ministry," Smoot said. "I hope this puts an end to it.""It needs to be read in its historical context and...
  • Conservative Presbyterians Form Alternative Fellowship

    05/31/2011 1:10:59 AM PDT · by Cronos · 13 replies
    The New American ^ | 30 May 2011 | Bob Adelman
    Now that pro-gay liberals in the Presbyterian Church (USA) have succeeded in their 30-year efforts to allow the ordination of gays, a small but influential group of conservative churches have decided to give up the fight to change the Book of Order back to the way it was since 1997 when the original ban was approved. Rev. Janet Edwards, a Presbyterian minister in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, also serves as Co-Moderator for More Light Presbyterians, which has been pushing for “full inclusion” of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in PC(USA) for years. In her Huffington Post article, she noted that: Our...
  • The Rapture That Wasn’t (Actually the Left has made more doomsday predictions)

    05/24/2011 6:37:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/24/2011 | Dennis Prager
    It appears that The Rapture leading to the end of the world predicted by a Christian radio broadcaster for this past Saturday, May 21, did not take place. And the failure was covered worldwide. A Google search on Saturday evening yielded over 32,000 articles — in English alone — in the world media. The secular, especially the anti-religious, Left enjoys these spectacles of religious foolishness. They seem to confirm not only how absurd these end-of-days predictions are, but how absurd religion is in general. But the Left should not laugh too loudly. The religious world has far fewer doomsday predictions...
  • Fantasy Island - Are Republicans losing their grip on reality? (liberal hypocrisy writ large...)

    05/24/2011 3:08:36 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 15 replies
    Slate ^ | Friday, May 20, 2011, at 12:22 PM ET | Jacob Weisberg
    At a press conference last week, someone asked Chris Christie for his views on evolution vs. creationism. "That's none of your business," the New Jersey governor barked in response. says even more about the current state of the national Republican Party, where magical thinking trumps rationality, and even to acknowledge basic realities about the world we live in runs the risk of damaging one's political future. Christie is not part of the natural constituency for Darwin-denial... (but) he must constantly ask himself the question: Am I about to say something to which a white, evangelical, socially conservative, gun-owning, Obama-despising,...
  • Email from VA Homosexual group, pushing to re-open decision (BARF ALERT)

    05/17/2011 5:21:27 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 15 replies · 1+ views
    EV Leads Effort to Reopen Rules Governing Adoption and Foster Care Agencies; Asks State Board to Suspend Rules Until Additional Comments Received At a press conference today, Equality Virginia released its letter written to the chair of the Virginia State Board of Social Services and the Commissioner of the Department asking that the recently adopted rules governing licensed child placing agencies be suspended pending further public comment. James Parrish, Equality Virginia's Executive Director, made the following statement about EV's action: Children in the child welfare system and prospective foster and adoptive parents have the right to be protected against discrimination....
  • More Than 50 U.S. Churches Agree to Hold Koran Readings

    05/18/2011 6:50:57 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 34 replies
    Logan's Warning ^ | May 18, 2011 | Christopher Logan
    ... far too many Americans who identify themselves as “Christians” are taking the easy way out and bowing down to Islam, in an effort to avoid a conflict that has been raging for 1400 years. A conflict in which Christians are clearly losing! Pulpit pals: Christians, Jews, Muslims plan shared worship BY ADELLE M. BANKS Religious and human rights activists are asking U.S. churches to invite Jewish and Muslim clergy to their sanctuaries to read from sacred texts next month in an initiative designed to counter anti-Muslim bigotry. The June 26 initiative, called “Faith Shared: Uniting in Prayer and Understanding,”...
  • Pastor Uses Jesus' Parable To Defend Abortion

    05/09/2011 1:29:23 PM PDT · by marcbold · 57 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 4-9-11 | Matt Archbold
    We’ve all heard Christians argue that while their religion might say abortion is wrong, they can’t force their religion on others. That’s the out they give themselves. But Reverend Matthew Westfox of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice goes one step further by actually twisting one of Jesus’ parables into a pro-abortion defense. He did so in an article on his reflections on Easter. Westfox wrote: A pro-life stance cannot concern itself only with the life of the woman. In the parable of the sower, Jesus reminds us that seed alone does not bring about new life — that all...
  • Presbyterians Approve Ordination of Gay People

    05/10/2011 5:42:39 PM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 54 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 10, 2011 | LAURIE GOODSTEIN
    After 33 years of debate, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has voted to change its constitution and allow openly gay people in same-sex relationships to be ordained as ministers, elders and deacons...
  • Church Touts Homosexuality as a Gift, Not a Sin

    04/28/2011 5:55:29 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 428 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 4/27/11 | Eryn Sun
    Being gay is a gift from God, asserts one church in Ohio. That’s the message that Central United Methodist Church is spreading throughout their community via a digital billboard, launched on Monday. This “simple statement,” the church announced, is “intended to be a gift to those who have experienced hurt and discrimination because of their real or perceived sexual orientation.” “The Church seeks nothing less than the healing of the world, and Central UMC wants to offer words and acts of healing to those hurt and marginalized,” the website states. Jeff Buchanan, the director of Exodus Church Equipping & Student...
  • Obama’s Easter Sunday Pastor Rails Against Racist Talk Radio (Compares Rush to KKK!)

    04/25/2011 8:38:25 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 47 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 25,2011 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    The media stood and applauded yesterday when President Obama and his family went to church for Easter. Yesterday’s visit to Shiloh Baptist Church in D.C. shows again that Obama really is a man of faith, the reports seem to suggest. But while the media rushed to report on the first family’s attendance of the predominately black congregation (and the family’s outfits), what it failed to mention was the views held by the church’s pastor. And while those views are not delivered in the same fiery manner as Obama’s former pastor, Jeremiah Wright, they sound eerily familiar. What views are those?...
  • What? No Easter Greeting? [Obama announces every Muslim holiday, but not Easter]

    04/25/2011 1:21:55 PM PDT · by grundle · 28 replies ^ | April 25, 2011 | Keith Koffler
    Just when I thought the current team running the White House might have used up all its allotted mistakes comes word that President Obama failed to issue either an Easter or a Good Friday greeting to the nation. Now, let’s forget for a moment that these greetings, which presidents issue on many holidays and commemorations of events, are largely perfunctory and symbolic gestures that nobody cares about. Until there’s a problem with them. Fox News first caught the blunder and put it into context that makes the omission insulting to Christians. The mistake is odd enough to call into question...
  • Replacing God

    04/22/2011 7:13:35 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 5 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 04-22-11 | Cultural Limits
    Not too long ago, a co-worker asked me a question about doing something in the environmental/recycling arena. I looked at her and said, “I’ll do it because it’s there and when it’s easy, but I’m not going to make a religion out of it.” This particular person fell away from the Church, as we say, due to a situation over which a member of the clergy does owe her an apology. Since then, or maybe before that happened, this person became consumed with veganism, environmentalism and various other isms that manifest as a person changes life-style. In a country founded...
  • Obama: ‘Resurrection of Our Savior, Jesus Christ, Puts Everything Else in Perspective’

    04/19/2011 11:00:58 AM PDT · by Justaham · 41 replies ^ | 4-19-11 | Fred Lucas
    President Barack Obama told an “Easter Prayer Breakfast” held at the White House on Tuesday morning that the resurrection of Our Savior Jesus Christ puts everything in perspective. “I wanted to host this breakfast for a simple reason--because as busy as we are, as many tasks as pile up, during this season, we are reminded that there’s something about the resurrection--something about the resurrection of our savior, Jesus Christ, that puts everything else in perspective,” Obama told a group of Christian clergymen and government officials in a brief speech in the East Room. “And that’s why we have this breakfast,”...
  • Obama, the Interpreter of the Message of Passover

    04/21/2011 7:22:46 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 9 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 4/18/11 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Passover recalls the bondage and suffering of Jews in Egypt and the miracle of the Exodus, the unique redemption whose goal was a G-d given way of life to be led in the Holy Land, but U.S. President Barack Obama says its message is reflected in MUSLEN uprisings. In his annual message, prior to his third straight participation in the Passover Seder, President Obama stated, “The story of Passover…instructs each generation to remember its past, while appreciating the beauty of freedom and the responsibility it entails. This year that ancient instruction is reflected in the daily headlines as we see...
  • Gay revision of the Bible to go on sale

    04/21/2011 10:32:21 AM PDT · by massmike · 94 replies · 1+ views
    Move over Adam and Eve. Here comes Adam and Steve, as well as Samantha and Delilah. A newly revised gay-friendly Bible is set to go on sale in the next few weeks. Reaction to the announcement has been met with venom from conservative Christian groups. Pink Cross Publishing, the same company that published a gay-friendly version of the Koran, stated that they were adding the finishing touches to the newly revised Bible. Mary and Joseph will be replaced by Mary and Josephine, a lesbian couple unable to have children the conventional way, hence the virgin birth of Jesus. All of...
  • Vatican to America: ‘Social Justice’ is About Relationships, Not Socialism {Catholic caucus}

    01/23/2011 1:59:24 AM PST · by Cronos · 29 replies
    News Real Blog ^ | 14-Jan-2011 | Lisa Graas
    Peter Cardinal Turkson, President of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, has a message for Catholics in America, particularly those involved in social justice ministry, that could put a damper on the political machinations of the Shadow Party. The message? “Social justice” is about “relationships,” not “socialism.” This clarification may very well be the catalyst to set the Catholic Church in America back on course with authentic Catholic teaching on hot-button issues involving massive government entitlement programs and other forms of overreach. If nothing else, it will almost certainly jump-start the “social justice” debate among Catholics. Cardinal Turkson,...