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Archive for July, 2010

“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 […]

-This week: Among the Muslim Fanatics

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

Here are just a few of the more radical incidents involving Muslim fanatics this week beginning with the horrific bombings of the soccer fans last Sunday that killed 74 and injured hundreds of others in Uganda: –Somali Militant Group Claims Responsibility For Bombing Attacks that kills 74 Soccer Fans –Nigeria: Muslims with machetes kill priest’s […]

-No Prayers Allowed on the Steps of the Supreme Court?

Friday, July 16th, 2010

(Image via Wikipedia) In May, a teacher and her students were prohibited by the police from praying privately on the front steps of the Supreme Court. Here’s an account of the incident from The Christian Post: “Maureen Rigo is a teacher at Wickenburg Christian Academy, a nearly 20-year-old school that provides Christ-centered education and child […]

-Atheist Group Sues City For Opening Meetings With Prayer

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

(Image via Wikipedia) On Monday, the Atheists of Florida filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Lakeland for opening their commission meetings with prayer. The atheist group contends that the city’s traditional prayer violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and the Equal Protection clause of the 14th Amendment. […]

-Should Christians Pray for Hitchens Recovery?

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

(Image via Wikipedia) Christopher Hitchens the journalist, author, and atheist crusader has been diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus. Should Christians pray for his recovery? Yes. First of all we should respect the teaching of Jesus: “Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those […]

-Should We Identify Terrorists by Their Religion?

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

(Image via Wikipedia) This week in the Washington Post series “On Faith” the major question posed is: What to call terrorists? Here’s the intro posted by Elizabeth Tenety: “In its 2010 National Security Strategy, the Obama administration sought to sever the relationship between Islam and terrorism, rejecting the use of terms like ‘Islamic terrorist’ and […]

-Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei Telling Advisors The ‘Hidden Imam’ Will Be Coming While He’s Still Leader

Monday, July 12th, 2010

(Image via Wikipedia) Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei is telling his advisors that he has actually met the ‘Hidden Imam’ who promised to publicly appear while Khamenei is still Supreme Leader according to a senior cleric. The Ayatollah (Age 71) has been in bad health and was rumored to be dying or even dead at one point last year. The ‘Hidden Imam’ […]

-This week: Among the Muslim Fanatics

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

This is the first of a new series to be posted every weekend. I intend to list and link to some of the more radical stories of the week coming out of the Muslim world. There are so many and so little time and space that it will be impossible to get them all but […]

-Presbyterians Vote a Split Decision on Gay Issues

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

(Image via Wikipedia) Delegates to the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) meeting this week in Minneapolis, Minn. turned in a split decision on two Gay friendly issues. First 53% of the Presbyterian leaders voted to allow for the ordination of gay ministry in committed relationships. Then later in the week they voted by […]