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Archive for April, 2008

-Rev.Wright: Criticism of Him is an Attack on the Black Church?

Monday, April 28th, 2008

According to Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama’s longtime pastor, media criticisms of his fiery sermons are really misunderstandings and attacks upon the whole Black American church. He is hoping that all the controversy will have a positive outcome and bring about a dialogue about race and religion in America. Response: It is really hard to […]

-Jordan: Man on Trial for Converting to Christianity

Friday, April 25th, 2008

Jordan is supposed to be a moderate Muslim country yet lately they have been kicking Christian ministries out and now there is an ex-Muslim man on trial for converting to Christianity. He is said to be in danger of losing his family in the process. Also, read about all the persecution that the man has […]

-Pope Addresses Victims of Clergy Abuse

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

Pope Benedict personally talked and prayed with a small group of victims of clergy sex abuse his first day in the US. This set a needed tone of reconciliation and humility.   It is very well that He directly addressed this issue at the beginning of his visit since it has caused the Catholic Church […]

-Article: "The ‘Useful Idiots’ of Militant Islam"

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

Here is a great article on Pajamas Media by Youssef M. Ibrahim, a freelance writer and a former Middle East correspondent for the New York Times. He winds up his editorial with the following observations: “We should come back to reality. Mild Islamism is an oxymoron. Sharia law, which sanctions beating of wives and stoning […]

-Ahmadinejad Now a 9/11 Denier

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran, known to be a ‘holocaust’ denier, has now joined the ranks of the crazies who question the terrorist destruction of the Twin Towers in New York on September 11, 2001. On Wednesday, in the speech to the Iranian people broadcast live from the city of Qom, he said: Four or […]

-China: Firearms Found in Tibetan Temples?

Monday, April 14th, 2008

According to recent news releases from China, modified semi-automatic weapons have been found and confiscated in a Tibetan temple. Also, the Chinese authorities continue to claim that the Dalai Lama is behind the violence in Tibet. In addition, they imply that some radical Tibetans may have been attempting to hijack an airplane. Meanwhile, the Dalai […]

-Re: Growing Ties Between U.S. Muslims and Mormons

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

While Muslims in the USA have felt increasingly isolated from mainstream America since 9/11, they have found one group, the Mormons, who have reached out with understanding and friendship according to a recent LA Times article. According to Maher Hathout, a senior advisor to the Muslim Public Affairs Council in Los Angeles: “We are very […]

-Art: The Last Supper as a Gay Orgy?

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

An exhibition of Austrian artist Alfred Hrdlicka’s version of the Last Supper as a homosexual orgy deservedly brought with it a deluge of protests. What is really surprising is that the display was sponsored by a Roman Catholic museum–Dommuseum in Vienna. Another group of protests were raised when  Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, the archbishop of Vienna, […]

-An Absolut Disaster of an Ad?

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

In an advertising campaign hoping to reach Latinos in the USA, Absolut Vodka has reached new heights and become the new standard for failed ad disasters. What were these folks thinking of anyway! The Absolut ad geniuses have placed their product smack dab in the midst of the illegal immigration controversy and seemingly joined in […]

-Indonesia: Radicals Force 110 Churches to Close

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

Attacks from radical Muslim groups and/or local governments have forced the closure of 110 churches in Indonesia in the last 3 years (2004-2007).  Indonesia is the largest Muslim country with an 85% Muslim population, of its 220 million people, and only an 8.7% Christian population.   For years, the Christian community has been under persecution […]