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Archive for July, 2010

-An Excuse to Regulate and Control Blogging?

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

Here’s a couple of CNN hosts discussing the possibility of regulating and controlling the Internet and particularly blogging. Response: An over-the-top response to the ‘Sherrod incident’. Many in government and the MSM would love to control the Internet. It has become the ‘wild west’ when it comes to ‘free speech’ and an alternate source of […]

-Vietnam: House Church Attacked During Worship

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

HO CHI MINH CITY, July 23 (Compass Direct News): “A gang of youths on Sunday (July 18) attacked a house church as the congregation worshiped in Xi Thoai village in Phu Yen Province on Vietnam’s south central coast, Christian sources said.” The youths smashed furniture, burned Christian books and stole more than $3,000 in the […]

-Wichita City Council Plans to Keep Praying

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

The Wichita City Council in Kansas say they will continue having invocations before each meeting regardless of complaints by the local chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. The prayers will also continue to be diverse and reflect the different religions in the community. Councilman Paul Gray reflected on the Constitution and […]

Penn Jillette: “We haven’t tacked Islam because we have families”

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

(Image via Wikipedia) Last month in a magazine interview Penn Jillette of the famed Penn and Teller comedy duo admitted that there were certain religious groups that they will never go after in their hard hitting TV comedy shows. First of all  “Scientology because Showtime doesn’t want us to.” and Islam because..well guess why: Q: […]

“A mosque near ground zero?”

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

This week in the Washington Post series “On Faith” the major question posed is: A mosque near ground zero? Here’s the intro to the question posted by Elizabeth Tenety: The New York City community board endorsed the Cordoba House, a community center and mosque planned for construction near Ground Zero. Significant opposition has emerged against […]

-What’s the Difference: ‘Freedom of Religion’ vs. ‘Freedom of Worship’

Monday, July 19th, 2010

(Image by Thorne Enterprises via Flickr) I have read several articles in the last couple of weeks pointing out that President Obama has stopped referring to ‘freedom of religion’ in his speeches and has begun to use the term ‘freedom of worship’ instead. What’s the difference? A lot. Freedom of Religion ‘Freedom of Religion’ is […]