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Archive for December, 2008

-Atheists Sue to Remove God From Inaugural

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

(-George Washington via Wikipedia)   Atheist Michael Newdow and a group of 17 atheist individuals along with 10 different atheist groups are seeking a court injunction to remove any reference to God at the swearing-in of President-elect Barack Obama. The atheists are alleging that such references are unconstitutional violating the separation between church and state. […]

-Illinois Pharmacists Sue Gov Blago Over Morning-After Pill

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

Illinois pharmacists are legally challenging Governor Blagojevich’s executive order that forces them to dispense “emergency contraception”, like the ‘Morning-after pill’, against their wills. The pharmacists are suing because the order violates their religious beliefs against dispensing abortifacients. According to Brian Rooney of the Thomas More Law Center , the governor’s order violates a law already […]

-ACLU Sues County Board over Prayer

Monday, December 29th, 2008

(-Image via Wikipedia) The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed suit against Forsyth County, North Carolina because some of the prayers at the county board meetings end with references to Jesus. According to the OneNewsNow Report the ACLU is willing to settle the case in exchange for compensation and more generic prayers: “[The ACLU] […]

-Iraq: Christmas Declared An Official Holiday for the First Time

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

(Iraqi Christmas Service by Getty Images via Daylife) 2008 has been a very rough year for the few hundred thousand Christians who remain in Iraq. At least this year the government acknowledged Christmas as an official holiday for the first time. On Christmas Day, Chaldean Cardinal Emmanuel III Delly praised the establishment of Christmas as […]

-Dressing Up to Put Christ Back in Christmas?

Friday, December 26th, 2008

(Jesus by hyperscholar via Flickr) KANSAS CITY, Mo.: They showed up at work, in the malls, restaurants, and even at Starbucks dressed like Jesus. About 400 members of Praise Chapel Christian Fellowship in Kansas City, Kansas promised their Pastor to don the Jesus clothes to put Christ back in Christmas and remind everyone that Jesus […]

-Ahmadinejad to Give TV Christmas Address in the UK?

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

(-Pres. Ahmadinejad via Wikipedia) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is scheduled on Channel 4 in the UK to give an address on Thursday evening as an alternative to the traditional Christmas address from Queen Elizabeth. Ahmadinejad will tell Britons on Christmas Day that: "The crises in society, the family, morality, politics, security and the economy … […]