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Archive for December, 2008

-Pope: Getting Back to the Real Meaning of Christmas?

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

(-Nativity Scene via Wikipedia) Pope Benedict XVI hopes that the financial crisis will help people focus on the spiritual meaning of Christmas this year rather than the commercial gift-giving which has over taken the celebration in recent years. Benedict is hoping that the crisis will help folks to rediscover what he calls "the warmth, simplicity, […]

-Arson Confirmed @ Palin’s Home Church

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

The hometown church of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was set on fire last Friday night, causing an estimated $1 million in damage. There were a handful of women and children inside the church at the time and fortunately everyone was able to escape without injuries. Federal investigators confirmed that the fire at the Wasilla Bible […]

-Christmas Wars: Now Rudolph is too Religious?

Monday, December 15th, 2008

The Christmas wars this season have now reach a new incredibly ridiculous level. The song-“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” has been dropped from a holiday school concert because of a parental complaint that it was too religious–the song actually–gasp!!–contains the sacred words: ‘Santa’ and ‘Christmas’. Response: Schools have made a real effort to weed out all […]

-Church of England: A Merry Multi-Faith Christmas?

Sunday, December 14th, 2008

(-Westminster Abbey -Getty Images via Daylife) Hindu snowmen dressed in turbans with bindi dots on their foreheads, Chinese dragon and lantern processions, and a Jewish temple added on to the traditional nativity scenes? The Church of England is backing plans to turn Christmas into a more multi-faith event–intended to demonstrate that Christmas should not be […]

-Turkey: School Text Encourages Religious Discrimination?

Saturday, December 13th, 2008

(-Istanbul, Turkey by nicholas macgowan via Flickr) Turkey is supposed to have religious freedom and a secular government. Like most countries in the middle east, the Turkish society is increasingly becoming more radical in its Islamic faith. Now the government is officially supporting some of those more radical Muslim tendencies by supporting religious discrimination in […]

-New Dictionary Reflects Post-Christian Era?

Friday, December 12th, 2008

Oxford University Press’ latest edition of its Junior Dictionary of English leave out a lot of words that are a significant part of the Christian and Biblical heritage. the British publisher omitted words such as minister, chapel, sin, altar, disciple and devil, as well as dozens of terms it believed were ‘outdated’. According to Vineeta […]

-California: Abortionist Gets Prison

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

Bertha Bugarin, owner of 11 abortion clinics in Los Angeles and San Diego, is going to prison for performing abortions without a medical licence. Ms. Bugarin had continued to give abortions at her clinic even though a number of her doctors had lost their medical licenses. She claimed that she couldn’t find replacements so posed […]

-Merry ‘Day Without a Gay’?

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

I bet that you thought this was ‘hump’ day like most Wednesdays? No, today, Wednesday Dec. 10, 2008,  marks the first national ‘Day Without a Gay’. It is sure to be just as successful as a ‘day without illegals’. There’s been a lot of anger in the gay community since the passage of Prop. 8 […]

-Merry Belated Fitzmas?

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

(-Patrick Fitzgerald by Getty Images via Daylife) Two years ago liberals and progressives were sending each other congrats and ready to celebrate a ‘Merry Fitsmas’. The Valerie Plame-gate Special Counsel-Patrick Fitzgerald had completed his investigation and rumors were circulating all over DC, in the media, and on the web that VP Cheney’s head would soon […]

-Liberal Episcopalians Double Down to Widen the Rift

Monday, December 8th, 2008

(St.John’s Episcopal Church-LA via Wikipedia) Last week we posted about the new “Anglican Church in North America“. One of the major issues that caused the schism in the Episcopal Church USA was ordaining Homosexuals particularly to Bishop and support of same-sex marriages and dedications. So how do the liberal Episcopalians respond to the conservatives forming […]