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Archive for January, 2010

-Roseville, CA: Now Talking about your Faith in a Mall Can Get You Arrested?

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

The Galleria Mall in Roseville, California maintains a policy against wearing religious T-shirts and talking about God. Several years ago a youth pastor was forcibly arrested by the mall security guards for privately talking to another person about his faith. The case is working its way through the courts and is now before California Court […]

-Is the Tebow Story Really ‘Offensive’?

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

In the video, Bill O’Reilly interviews Jehmu Greene, President of the Women’s Media Center, on his TV show and ends up asking her the question: “Are you offended that Tim Tebow is alive?” Ms. Greene does not respond. So-called women’s rights groups are up in arms trying to block a 30-second Superbowl ad sponsored by […]

-Now You Can’t Even Shake Your Head in Disagreement with This President?

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Look at the video of Justice Alito slightly shaking his head and mouthing something in disagreement with the President over his scolding of the recent Supreme Court decision partially reversing Campaign Finance law. President Obama embarrassed the whole court—notice that none of the justices responded in a positive way. But somehow Justice Alito is singled […]

-Ayatollah Khamenei: Israel is Going Down!

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

(Khamenei via Wikipedia) Here’s another Iranian call for the destruction of Israel.  This time by the head guy himself–Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: “Surely, the day will come when the nations of the region will witness the destruction of the Zionist regime… when the destruction happens will depend on how the Islamic nations approach the issue.” “Zionist […]

-Is an ‘Unfavorable View’ of Islam Necessarily the Result of Ignorance?

Monday, January 25th, 2010

(Islamic Symbol via Wikipedia) Last Thursday Gallup released the results of a recent ‘World Religion Survey’ showing that 53% of Americans had at the very least a ‘not too favorable’ view of Islam. In a separate question American were asked to express how much prejudice they had against 4 major world religions- Islam, Buddhism, Judaism, […]

-Now Even Mother Teresa is Under Assault?

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

(Mother Teresa via Wikipedia) The US Postal Service is coming out with a new stamp honoring Mother Teresa. In response, the Freedom From Religion Foundation assailed the choice and asserted that the famous nun who won the Nobel Peace Prize for her relief work among the poor and destitute  of Calcutta, India, should not be […]

-Guess Who Pres. Obama Blames Massachusetts Vote On!

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

(George W. Bush via last.fm) Guess who President Obama blames the recent vote in Massachusetts on. That’s right, Bush. Incredible, but here he is in an interview with George Stephanopoulos: “And here’s my assessment of not just the vote in Massachusetts, but the mood around the country. The same thing that swept Scott Brown into […]

-Saudi Arabia: 13 Year-Old School Girl Sentenced to Receive 90 Lashes

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

(Saudi Arabia  via Wikipedia) A 13-year-old school girl was sentenced by the religious court in Saudi Arabia to receive 90 lashes in front of her classmates after being caught with a cell phone at school. The girl, from the eastern city of Jubail, was also sentenced to spend two months in jail. In Saudi Arabia, […]

-Obama’s First Year: Massachusetts Speaks for Us all?

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

(President Obama by jurvetson via Flickr) In many respects, the Senate election in Massachusetts yesterday was Barack Obama’s report card for his first year. It was never intended to be that way but in reality that is exactly what it turned out to be. A couple of weeks ago Obama gave himself a B+ or […]

-Pope Visits Synagogue but Holocaust still a major Dividing Issue

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

(Pope visits Synagogue by Getty Images via Daylife) On Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI paid an official visit to the head Synagogue in Rome. The visit dredged up a major issue that still divides the two religions—The Holocaust. Jewish leaders continue to question the role of Pope Pius XII during the Nazi era and his apparent […]