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Archive for September, 2008

-California: Google Comes Out Against Traditional Marriage Amendment

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

  Google recently came out against Proposition 8, the marriage amendment that preserves traditional marriage in California. Here are some of the comments by Sergey Brin, the Co-founder & President of Google, posted on their official blog: "While we respect the strongly-held beliefs that people have on both sides of this argument, we see this […]

-US Meat Plant: Muslim Breaks for Prayer Not Working Out

Monday, September 29th, 2008

JBS Swift & Company plant in Grand Island, Nebraska, had worked out an agreement with the union to allow Muslim workers special breaks to pray, especially at sunset during Ramadan. However, they found that the agreement was not working with too much work time being lost and non-Muslims being alienated to the point that they […]

-Peace Rally for Persecuted Christians in India

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

   leaders of the Christian India community in greater Chicago held a press conference and announced that today (Sunday) they will hold a peace rally in support of the persecuted Christians in India’s state of Orissa. The following appeal was sent by Bishop Rt. Rev. Dr. Mar Jacob Angadiath of St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese […]

-2008 Award: Worst Offenders of Religious Freedom

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

Found this over at the Persecution Blog a new U.S. State Department 2008 Report on International Religious Freedom. Here is the current list of offending nations that are the worst at restricting the freedom of religion—and the ‘winners’ for 2008 are:  Burma, China, North Korea, Iran, Sudan, Eritrea, Saudi Arabia, and Uzbekistan. There are really […]

-Brazil: Missionaries Oppose Infanticide

Friday, September 26th, 2008

  This is the ultimate story of conflict between faith and culture. On one hand, we have Indians in the Amazon with their own culture and religion which justifies killing babies with disabilities. On the other side, are evangelical missionaries ( Youth With a Mission) who are trying to provide western medicine and save the […]

-Euthanasia: "Licensing People to Put Others Down"

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Many in our culture have become accustom to ‘putting down’ pets when they are in constant pain, disability, or have a diminished quality of life. UK’s Baroness Mary Warnock, a specialist in British medical ethics, suggests that we do the same for people. I found this on Dr. Albert Mohler’s Blog. Ms. Warnock contends that […]

-Finland: www. exporting school violence!

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

The new media and the World Wide Web has truly made the world a smaller place. Here is the latest example of school violence—‘a student kills 10 classmates’— but this time it is not in the good ol’ USA but on the borders of the arctic in Finland. Chalk this one up to the new […]

-Church of England to Apologize to Darwin?

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

In celebration of the 200 birthday of Charles Darwin, the Church of England plans to issue an apology for their initial reactions to his theories: "200 years from your birth, the Church of England owes you an apology for misunderstanding you and, by getting our first reaction wrong, encouraging others to misunderstand you still. We […]

-US Court of Appeal: Crosses in City Logos Ok

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals confirmed that it was constitutional to use crosses in city logos and on city buildings in Las Cruces,New Mexico.  Las Cruces which is Spanish for "The Crosses". The city has been using three crosses in its city and school district logos forever. Response: it is good to see […]

-India: Violence Against Christians Continues in the Face of Government Warnings

Saturday, September 20th, 2008

The federal government of India warned the states that they might step in to take control if the violence and persecution against Christians continues. Meanwhile, it has spread to a number of different states and now there has even been an incident in the capital city–New Delhi. Here is a Compass Direct article detailing specific […]