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Archive for June, 2009

-Obama Wants to Persuade All Americans to Accept Homosexuality

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

(White House by Ivan Makarov via Flickr) Obama said he hopes to persuade all Americans to accept homosexuality at a recent celebration of Gay Pride Month at the White House: "There are good and decent people in this country who don’t yet fully embrace their gay brothers and sisters — not yet, That’s why I’ve […]

-Is WWJD Really Offensive?

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Is WWJD, which stands for ‘What Would Jesus Do’, really offensive? One couple thinks so and is suing! Wait tell you read why. Mark and Sara Neill received letters in 2008 from Bullseye Collection Agency in order to recover a $88 debt. The letters included "WWJD" in the right-hand corner. The couple believes that the […]

-Is the Ark of the Covenant Really in Ethiopia?

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

  (Shrine where the Ethiopian Ark is housed) The Orthodox Church of Ethiopia has claimed for years that they actually have the original Ark of the Covenant spoken of in the Bible. One of the problems with the claim is that they have never allowed archeologists to inspect or test the artifact which most scholars […]

-Iranian Christians Need our Prayers

Friday, June 26th, 2009

The Iranian church has been in the midst of a revival in the last 5 years. However, the Ahmadinejad administration has been persecuting Christians lately and the entire community was hoping that the recent vote would bring a new President in Iran and greater freedom. Now that doesn’t seem to be the case regardless of […]

-Former Gitmo Terrorist Accused in Slaying of 3 Missionaries

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

(Yemen by eesti via Flickr) This is one of those stories that you will have a hard time finding in the MSM. Said Ali al-Shihri, an Islamic terrorist who was released from the U.S. detention center in Guantanamo Bay has become the top Al Qaeda leader in Yemen. Since his release he has been implicated […]

-Westboro Baptist Church Ends Up Helping Manhattan Synagogue

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

(Picture via Wikipedia) No, the Westboro nutsos did not intend to help out this Manhattan Synagogue, but they ended up being instrumental in raising $10,000 for the Congregation Beth Simchat Torah: A Manhattan synagogue turned a visit from hate-spewing demonstrators into a lucrative fund-raiser Sunday. Leaders of Congregation Beth Simchat Torah, a West Village synagogue […]

-Judge Bans Christian Sidewalk Ministry at Arab Festival

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

There is an Arab Festival in Dearborn Michigan this weekend, but Christian ministries who usually hand out tracks at the event will not be allowed to do so this time. U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmonds ruled in favor of the festival organizers who decided to ban Christian ministries from participating as they usually do.  The […]

“This is Your Brain on Religion?”

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

(picture via Wikipedia) In an article on Monday in USA Today by Andrew Newberg, the author makes the following evaluation of religion: “Faith can bring out the best in people (love, generosity, compassion) — and the worst (fear, hatred, violence). Whether people are the former or the latter depends on how they view the God […]

-Is Sunday School Worse than a Failure?

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

(Image by bhardy via Flickr) There’s a survey that seems to indicate that young people who regularly attended Sunday School growing up are more likely to leave the church in their 20’s and even more likely to question the authority of the Bible, defend same-sex marriage, abortion, and premarital sex. Response: If this is true […]

-UCLA Will Allow Student to Thank Jesus at Graduation

Monday, June 15th, 2009

(Logo via Wikipedia) According to a Christian Post story, the University of California in Los Angeles responded to media pressure and has agreed to allow a graduating student to thank Jesus in her personal statement. UCLA student Christina Popa said that she was told by Pamela Hurley, a faculty adviser, that she could not mention […]