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Archive for April, 2011

-Obama: Muslim Uprisings in the Middle East are Equivalent to the Passover

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

      (Getty Images via @daylife) The Passover is all about God’s miracle redemption of the Israeli people who had suffered from bondage in Egypt for over 400 years. President Barack Obama said that its message is reflected in current Muslim uprisings in the Middle East in his third annual Passover speech: “The story of Passover…instructs […]

-Palestinian Christians Denied Access to Jerusalem During Easter

Monday, April 18th, 2011

                      (Image by AntonioA via Flickr) Thousands of Christians make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem to worship at the Holy Sites of Christianity during Easter Holy week. However only a very few Palestinian Christians from the West Bank or Gaza are ever allowed in the city during that Time. Palestinian’s must apply for a permit to […]

-What People Say They Gave Up for Lent?

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

From Christianity Today Live Blog: “What People Gave Up for Lent, According to Twitter” In the old days religious folks would traditionally give up meat for Lent and eat fish instead for the duration. Now there seems to be all sorts things serious and ridiculous that folks claim to have given up for the 40 […]

-National Day of Prayer Ruled Constitutional by Court of Appeals

Friday, April 15th, 2011

                        (National Day of Prayer via Wikipedia) Yesterday, three judges of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the National Day of prayer was constitutional and that the Freedom From Religion Foundation based in Madison, Wis. had no legal standing to sue. According to the court, only the President really had the right […]

-98 % of American Catholic Women Use Birth Control ‘Banned’ By Their Church

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

                                (Vatican via Wikipedia) According to a new report from the Guttmacher Institute only 2 percent of American Catholic women rely on the natural family planning methods sanctioned by the Catholic church while 98% use contraceptive methods which are banned by their religious leaders. The data shows that when it comes to birth control the […]

-Pakistan: Man Exonerated of ‘Blasphemy’ Was Killed Anyway

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

The Pakistani man was accused, jailed, tried, and cleared of the crime of ‘blasphemy’ against the prophet Muhammad. Nevertheless he was killed by Islamist vigilantes anyway. Mohamed Imran was a Shia Muslim which is a minority in Pakistan that many times are subjected to persecution in the country. The nature of his supposed violation was […]