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Archive for July, 2009

-Senate Votes to Expand ‘Hate Crimes’ to Include “gender identity, sexual orientation”

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

The Senate passed the so-called ‘hate crimes’ bill on Thursday that expands Federal hate crimes laws to include homosexual and transgender folk. The bill was included as an amendment to a defense appropriations bill in order to get it passed. Some Christian leaders have been concerned that the legislation might criminalize preaching against homosexuality as […]

-Officials Vote to Ban Christianity from Lao Village

Friday, July 17th, 2009

officials of Katin village in Laos on Saturday called a special meeting for all residents and announced that they had "banned the Christian faith” in the village. Earlier this month the village authorities had confiscated all of the livestock of the Christians in Katin. Now the village chief warned the 53 Christians in the village […]

-Ahmadinejad: Iran is Going to Bring Down the Arrogant West

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

(Ahmadinejad by azrainman via Flickr) Just in case you forgot all about the Iranian thug, Ahmadinejad said today that his government was going to “bring down Western arrogance.” He also said: “The Iranian nation elected somebody they (Iran’s enemies) did not want. The Iranian nation’s choice was their nightmare.” “As soon as the new government […]

-NEA Votes to Support Homosexual Marriage

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

The National Education Association voted at it’s recent convention in San Diego to fully support homosexual marriage. The resolution passed by a two thirds majority. The organization also vowed to try and bring down DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) which regulates the recognition of marriages on the federal level. A representative of the Conservative Educators […]

-Japanese Government Pushing Marriage?

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

(Japaese wedding by candiceecidnac via Flickr) There is a new fad sweeping Japan: “konkatsu” or “marriage-hunting,” a word play similar to “job hunting” that suggests finding Mr or Mrs Right should now be a matter of good research and proper planning. Traditionally marriages in Japan have been arranged by the families. In this generation with […]

-Iraq: Christian Persecution Rises Up Again—7 Churches Bombed 4 Dead and 32 Injured

Monday, July 13th, 2009

(Photo: AP Images / Karim Kadim) Persecution of Christians has risen up again in Iraq this week with the bombing of 7 churches, 6 in Bagdad and one in Mosul. Resulting in 4 dead and 32 injured including at least 4 children. Past persecution of the Christian community in Iraq has forced nearly 500,000 Iraqi […]

-9th Circuit Court Rules Against Pharmacists and Freedom of Conscience

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

(Image via Wikipedia) The liberal/radical U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has done it again—ruling against freedom of conscience and religion. According to the un-esteemed Justices, pharmacists have no rights of conscience at all and can be required by law to dispense medication in violation of their religious or ethical beliefs. The original lawsuit was […]

-Poll: 86% Favor Significant Restrictions on Abortion

Friday, July 10th, 2009

(Obama and the Pope by Getty Images via Daylife) A new poll shows that Americans are moving toward a consensus on abortion. A few short years ago, abortion rights activists were boasting that the majority of folks in this country favored unrestricted choice for abortions. Lately all the polls have gone the other way and […]

-Episcopal Presiding Bishop Calls Individual Salvation ‘Heresy’ and ‘Idolatry’

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

(Bishop Schori by Fishbowl Collective via Flickr) ANAHEIM, CA – Episcopal Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori says it’s "heresy" to teach that an individual can be saved through a sinner’s prayer of repentance. Here are some comments that Bishop Schori made at the opening of the Episcopal General Conference on Wednesday: "the great Western heresy: […]

-A Farwell to Michael and Also to Sanity

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

(Michael Jackson via Wikipedia) 17,500 attended the memorial service for Michael Jackson in LA. This was ‘LaLa Land’ at its best! But not just LA—the entire country participated by turning in and bring the TV networks some of their best ratings for the entire year. Michael Jackson was an incredible talent but also a tortured […]