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Archive for April, 2009

-NPR Flushes all Christian and Religious Programs

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

For years there have been Christian and religious content radio programs on NPR affiliate stations. The rules were that such programming could not be sectarian or denominational. Now the board has ruled that all religious programming is to be eliminated, particularly Christian, effective on May 1. The same policy will affect PBS also. Response: Is […]

*UPDATE: Congress Passes ‘Gay’ Hate Crime Bill

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

 Today the House passed H.R. 1913 -The “Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act” by a 249-to-175 vote. The bill would add gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation to the list of protected categories under federal hate crimes law. A companion bill has already been introduced in the Senate. I posted on the bill and […]

-End of The Culture Wars and We Lost?

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

There have been all sorts of articles lately proclaiming the end of cultural Christianity and that Evangelical Christians have lost the so-called ‘culture wars’. Some major Christian leaders have indicated that somehow we turned a corner that is discouraging. Here’s Dr. James Dobson in an interview with Hannity talking about some of these issues: Also, […]

-Obama’s Regulatory Nominee Calls for an Internet “Fairness Doctrine”

Monday, April 27th, 2009

WASHINGTON – Barack Obama’s nominee for "regulatory czar" has advocated a "Fairness Doctrine" for the Internet that would require opposing opinions be linked and also has suggested angry e-mails should be prevented from being sent by technology that would require a 24-hour cooling off period. President Obama has nominated a close friend –Cass Sunstein–from the […]

-The Torture Issue and ‘Waterboarding’ Specifically

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

The Issue of torture has been in the news lately with the release by President Obama of the so-called ‘torture memos’ supporting the use of aggressive interrogation techniques. Some of the stuff on the list I can honestly say I endured in college pledging for a fraternity. However, ‘waterboarding’ seems to be something else entirely. […]

-Egypt: Convert Arrested for Marrying a Christian

Friday, April 24th, 2009

ISTANBUL, April 23 (Compass Direct News) – Christian convert Raheal Henen Mussa and her Coptic husband are hiding from police and her Muslim family for violating an article of Islamic law (sharia) that doesn’t exist in the Egyptian penal code. The two have not really violated Egyptian civil law but sharia law which continues to […]