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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 […]

Over 15,000 Attend ‘House Church’ Easter Event in Vietnam

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Image via Wikipedia HO CHI MINH CITY, April 22 (Compass Direct News) – In what religious freedom advocates regarded as a breakthrough in Vietnam, authorities granted rare permission to unregistered house church groups to hold a large, public Easter-related service here last night. “More than 15,000 people gathered at Tao Dan Stadium to worship God, […]

-Miss California’s Support of Traditional Marriage Causes Media Furor

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

When asked by judge Perez Hilton whether she believed in gay marriage, Miss California–Carrie Prejean replied: "We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite. And you know what, I think in my country, in my family, I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and […]

-Judge Allows Girlfriend to Harvest Dead Man’s Sperm?

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

(Bronx Court House by wallyg via Flickr) A Bronx judge Howard Sherman ruled Friday that Gisela Marrero could harvest the sperm of her dead boyfriend Johnny Quintana. The apparently healthy man died on Thursday,the cause has yet to be determined by the coroner. The lover’s already had one child together and supposedly had planned another […]

-Gay ‘Hate Crimes’ Bill Coming up for Vote

Monday, April 20th, 2009

U.S. Representative, Barney Frank, announced last Thursday that the House Judiciary Committee will be considering hate crimes legislation, H.R. 1913, this week. Now we know that the actual committee vote will be on Wednesday April 22. Frank is expecting the committee to pass the bill then it will be up for consideration and a vote […]