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Archive for December, 2009

-Christmas Persecution Continues in Iraq—2 Killed and 9 Wounded

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

(Assyrian Church by ashour rehana via Flickr) In Mosul, Iraq the persecution of Christians continued this Christmas with the bombing of St Thomas Church last Wednesday killing two men and wounded five others. Even more astounding was the attack upon the Christian community of Bartilla in Northern Iraq on Christmas Day. Over 100 Shiite Muslims […]

-Homeland Security –Did it Really Work?

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

(Sec. Napolitano by Getty Images via Daylife) In the aftermath of the terrorist attempt on Flight 253, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano claimed that “the system worked” like it should. How so? Billions have been spent since 2001 on creating the new Federal Department of Homeland Security in order to organize and coordinate the information […]

-US Foreign Service: Now Heterosexual Partners want Same Benefits as Gays?

Saturday, December 26th, 2009

(Couple Image by hophoptuing via Flickr) Now unmarried heterosexual domestic partners are asking for the same benefits that Gay and lesbian partners receive working for the US Foreign Service. File this under the category of unintended consequences. In June, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton pushed to extend the traditional federal benefits for diplomat spouses […]

-Merry Christmas…Here’s the Real Story of Christmas

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

(Nativity  by stevesheriw via Flickr) The Christmas story is found in Matthew (Matt. 1:18-2:18) and in Luke ( Luke 1:26-56, 2:1-40). However, Isaiah should never be ignored: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. (Isaiah 7:14) For to us a child is born, to us a son […]

-Obama White House Christmas Tree Has a Chairman Mao Ornament?

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

A Christmas tree in the ‘Blue Room’ of the Obama White House includes some curious choices for ornaments this year including one which features China’s mass murdering atheist Red leader—Chairman Mao. A great example for a ‘peace on earth goodwill to men’ message for Christmas? Several other interesting ornaments include one featuring a celebrity drag […]

-Winner of this Weeks ‘Scrooge’ award: An Anglican Church in New Zealand

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

St Matthew-in-the-City Anglican Church in Auckland, New Zealand takes this  weeks ‘Scroogie’ for their billboards and ‘progressive’ Christmas messages much of which is an attack on the traditional Christian understanding of Christmas. But even more important the church has launched an actual attack on the identity and significance of Jesus Christ. The billboard pictured above […]

-Riverside, CA: Neo-Nazis Protest at Synagogue During Hanukkah Celebration

Monday, December 21st, 2009

 Neo-Nazis protested outside of a Jewish Reform Synagogue during the final night of Hanukkah on Friday night. Congregants at Temple Beth El in Riverside California were greeted by a dozen or so demonstrators waving red-and-black swastika flags outside of the synagogue as they gathered for Friday night services on the final day of Hanukkah. Rabbi […]

-The Joke that was at Copenhagen

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

All you need to know is that they had one of the worst snow storms in years at the ‘global warming’ conference at Copenhagen. Was that God’s little joke on those scientists and world leaders who were gathered together to control His environment? The conference began on the heals of all sorts of email ‘revelations’ […]

-NCIS: Forced Reconversion or Death–another Look at the Recent ‘Faith’ Story Line

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

On Wednesday I wrote about how in this weeks story lines the writers of NCIS and particularly NCIS LA had turned the Major Hasan FT. Hood story on its ear. In rehashing over the NCIS episode -“Faith” (12/15) -in particular,  I realize that I had missed an obvious Muslim tradition within the story that was […]

-Washington DC Mayor Signs Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

Image by Freedom To Marry via Flickr On Friday District of Columbia Mayor Adrian Fenty signed the controversial Same –Sex Marriage bill that was passed on Tuesday by the district council. The measure now goes before the US Congress for a 30-day review period. The Congress has a right to review and overturn any laws […]