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Archive for February, 2011

-Iran: London Olympics Logo is ‘Racist’ May Boycott

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Iran has issued an official protest of the logo for the 2012 London Olympics. The Iranian authorities claim it is ‘racist’ and contains the word ‘Zion’. They are threatening to boycott the  2012 Olympics if it is not changed. According to the secretary general of Iran’s National Olympic Committee Bahram Afsharzadeh said that his country […]

-Pray for Osama bin Laden?

Friday, February 25th, 2011

(Image via Wikipedia) Pray for Osama bin Laden? That is what this Christian prayer ministry is proposing.  Adopt a Terrorist For Prayer (atfp.org) suggests that Christians should be praying for terrorists and provides the opportunity to ‘adopt’ a favorite from their list of 165 known terrorists or major terrorist leaders or supporters. Here’s the opening […]

-Now there are 2 Christian Converts Facing Death in Afghanistan

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Image via Wikipedia We posted previously about Said Musa a Red Cross worker facing death and persecution in Prison for converting from Islam to Christianity. Now there are reports of a second man facing persecution and death in Afghanistan -Shoaib Assadullah. His capitol crime?- converting to Christianity and giving a Bible to another person. In […]

-Obama Will No Longer Defend Federal Marriage Law (DOMA)

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

                                         (Image via Wikipedia) President Barack Obama has instructed the Justice Department to no longer defend DOMA -the federal law defining marriage as between a man and a woman.   When He ran for President, He said that he supported traditional marriage and his administration has done just that for the first two years of […]

-Muslim Cleric Issues Fatwa Against Gadhafi

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

For those who doubt that ‘religion’ is a major driving force behind the turmoil and strife in the Middle East and North Africa here is more evidence.  On Monday, A major Muslim cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi issued a fatwa against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and ordered all faithful Muslims to kill him on sight: "Whoever in […]

-Muslim Religious Leaders Behind Uprising in Libya?

Monday, February 21st, 2011

(Libya via Wikipedia) Here’s a quote from a group of Muslim religious leaders naming themselves the ‘Network of Free Ulema of Libya’  and calling on all faithful Muslims to revolt against Moammar Gadhafi and the current Libyan leaders: "They have demonstrated total arrogant impunity and continued, and even intensified, their bloody crimes against humanity. They […]

-What is behind the Middle East Turmoil? An Islamist Revival

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

                       (Greater Muslim Middle East via Wikipedia) Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Lebanon, Bahrain, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Libya and more. What is behind the turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa? The Western press continues to tell us that they are all seeking greater freedom but that is a very deceptive and naive view. In […]

-Obama Signals He’s Ready to Throw Israel Under the Bus?

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

*UPDATE Below:                      (UN Security Council via Wikipedia) Has the Obama administration just signaled Arab nations in the Middle East that they are ready to throw Israel under the bus? That is the way this story is being received: The U.S. informed Arab governments Tuesday that it will support a U.N. Security Council statement reaffirming […]

-2011 Church Membership: No New Trends?

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Looking at the current figures submitted by the 25 largest church denominations in America there are few changes and no new trends to observe. The Roman Catholic Church is holding its own with a .57 increase while all of the more liberal mainline Protestant denominations continue their decline: United Methodist, Evangelical Lutheran, Presbyterian U.S.A., Episcopal […]

-Obama, Secular Humanism, and Religious Compartmentalism in America

Monday, February 14th, 2011

                                         (Obama via Wikipedia) President Obama spoke a week and half ago at the National prayer Breakfast and referred to his Christian faith and devotional practices. Responses to his comments have been mixed and frankly all over the place.  I read quite a few articles which dismissed his Christian remarks as nothing more than a […]