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Archive for June, 2009

-Pakistan: Christian Raped and Murdered for Refusing to Convert to Islam

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

FOX NEWS: A young Christian man was raped and brutally murdered in Pakistan for refusing to convert to Islam, and police are doing nothing about it according to the victim’s brother and minister. Tariq "Litto" Mashi Ghauri — a 28-year-old university student in Sargodha, Pakistan — was raped, tortured, and stabbed at least five times. […]

“Why I Can’t Perform a Same-Sex Wedding”

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

Here’s an article by J. Lee Grady, editor of Charisma Magazine: “Why I Can’t Perform a Same-Sex Wedding” Here is some quotes: While the debate rages over whether states should sanction gay marriage (we can argue about that later), we Christians must cling to three key principles revealed in the first chapters of Genesis: 1. […]

-New York: A Huge Unexpected Victory for Traditional Marriage

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

The Democratic party in the New York state legislature was trying to ram through a bill on Same-Sex marriage. On Monday 2 Democrat State Senators defected from their party and voted with the Republicans to replace the Democrat leadership thus stopping plans to institute gay marriage in New York. This is a huge victory for […]

-Are ‘Imprecatory Prayers’ Justified?

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

(Picture by Getty Images via Daylife) NEW YORK (ABP) — “A former Southern Baptist Convention officer who on June 2 called the death of abortion provider George Tiller an answer to prayer said later in the day he is also praying "imprecatory prayer" against President Obama.” Pastor Wiley Drake of First Southern Baptist Church in […]

-A Lesson in Forgiving and a Time for Healing

Monday, June 8th, 2009

(Reformation Lutheran Church, Wichita, Kansas by Getty Images via Daylife) Quote from Lowell Michelson, senior pastor of Reformation Lutheran Church where Dr. Tiller was killed last Sunday: "I have prayed for [Scott Roeder the alleged killer]. I don’t know that everyone is able to pray for him right now. I don’t know about human forgiveness […]

-Now There are Six States that Offer Gay Marriage

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

(Gov. Lynch by marcn via Flickr) This last week was extremely busy one in the news and nearly unnoticed, New Hampshire became the 6th state to legalize same-sex marriage. The Governor had originally said that he would not sign the bill unless there was legislation in place to protect religious organizations and churches from being […]

-Graduating HS Students Defy ACLU Suit and Recite Lord’s Prayer

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

(logo via Wikipedia) Facing up to a recent pending lawsuit brought by the ACLU against their high school, Pace High School in Florida, the senior graduating class rose together and recited the Lord’s Prayer during the graduation ceremony defying a ACLU order that forbids any religious expression on campus. In addition, many of the students […]

*UPDATE: San Diego Bible Study Now Officially OK’d

Friday, June 5th, 2009

(SD County Seal via Wikipedia) We originally wrote about this story last week, now this update: San Diego County: The warning letter/order to cease and desist a Bible study in the home has been lifted and a personal apology to the pastor and his wife has been issued by Walter F. Ekard, a chief administrative […]

-A Tale of Two Terrorists and Very Different Media Responses

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

(Image via Wikipedia) There were two acts of murder/terrorism this week in America, but the media responded in very different ways to each—the coverage was definitely not ‘fair and balanced’. 1. The Murder of Dr. Tiller in Wichita, Kansas On Sunday came the word that Dr. George Tiller, the controversial late-term abortionist, had been shot […]

-Pres. Obama: June is Gay Pride Month

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

In a presidential announcement on Monday, Pres. Obama  recognized the LGBT movement by proclaiming June as "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month." As part of the proclamation the president said the following: "The LGBT rights movement has achieved great progress, but there is more to be done. LGBT youth should feel safe to learn […]