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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 … […]

-Rick Warren on ‘The Purpose of Christmas’

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

(Picture by Stéfan via Flickr)   Pastor Rick Warren has been in the news lately as Barrack Obama’s controversial choice to say a prayer at the inaugural. Here’s an excellent article written by Warren on the real meaning of Christmas. It’s actually an excerpt from his recent book:  The Purpose of Christmas–a timely message posted […]

-Politically Correct Christmas Carols?

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

This report from the UK: A number of clergy in Church of England have taken it upon themselves to change the words of traditional carols in order to be more ‘modern’ and ‘inclusive’–or politically correct. For example, one church changed the traditional refrain of O Come All Ye Faithful – “O come let us adore […]

-California: Jerry Brown Says-Bah Hum Bug!-to Prop 8

Saturday, December 20th, 2008

(-Picture of Jerry Brown by Thomas Hawk via Flickr) On Friday, California’s Attorney General Jerry Brown asked the State Supreme Court To overrule Prop 8-the Traditional Marriage amendment. Response: AG Jerry Brown joins nearly every other major politician in California including the Governor and also the main stream media in calling for the vote of […]

-Iraq: Christians Facing a Fearful Christmas?

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

(Nativity Picture via Wikipedia) Christians still living in Iraq are hunkered down and secretly and privately preparing for Christmas. Those in Mosul are particularly fearful that radical Muslims may choose to make a point at their expense during the Christmas season. Christianity Today has a fine article with a good summary on what Christians have […]