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Archive for May, 2011

-Scholar: China Notices Link Between Christianity and Economic Success?

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

                                          (Flag of China via Wikipedia) The Chinese Communist authorities are all about controlling religion in their country particularly Christianity. They have noted the role that Christianity played in bringing down the Berlin Wall, Communist Poland,  and the Romanian despot and would like to avoid that outcome. However, one scholar says that the rulers have […]

-Supreme Court Refuses to Consider Complaint Against ‘So help me God’ in Presidential Oath

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

On Monday (5/16), the Supreme Court of the USA refused to hear an appeal from Michael Newdow who brought a complaint against the traditional reference to God (“So help me God”) in the Presidential Oath of office. Newdow originally sued to stop Barack Obama from using the traditional oath and lost. He wanted to overturn […]

-Stephen Hawking: Heaven is a ‘fairy story’

Monday, May 16th, 2011

     (Getty Images via @daylife) British scientist Stephen Hawking who is considered one of the smartest people in the world has come out and called heaven a "fairy story" for people afraid of the dark. In an interview with The Guardian (UK Newspaper ) on Monday, Hawking said that his views were affected and influenced […]

-Jesus, the Presbyterian Church (USA), and Homosexuality Vs. Paul?

Monday, May 16th, 2011

                                         (Image via Wikipedia) The Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) recently passed an amendment to its Book of Order that will probably open the door to the ordination of practicing homosexuals in that denomination. Some in the PCUSA have declared that since Jesus never spoke specifically on the subject it is possible to be in complete submission […]

-Egypt: Christians and Muslims March Together

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

Thousands of protesters, both Christian Copts and Muslims, marched together yesterday (Friday) in Tahrir Square in Cairo to promote unity between Egypt’s two major religious groups. The Muslim and Coptic Christian protesters carried banners that said, “Egypt is for all Egyptians” and joined together chanting: “Muslims and Copts are one hand” They also carried banners […]

-UPDATE: Navy Reverses Policy on ‘Gay Marriages’

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

                                                (Image via Wikipedia) The U.S. Navy rescinded its new policy of allowing chaplains to perform "same-sex marriages" on bases when the ban on homosexuality (DADT)  in the military is lifted. According to reports, more than 63 members of Congress complained that the new policy would violate the federal Defense of Marriage Act which is […]

-Nigeria: Islamists Attack Christian Village killing 16, Mostly Women and Children

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

                                                    (Image via Wikipedia) Nigeria: On May 4th, Muslim extremists attacked Kurum village, in the Bogoro area of Bauchi state. The Islamists burned homes and ended up killing 16 Christians including one man, three women, and 12 children. Compass Direct gives this chilling account of the death of Pastor James Musa Rike’s wife and 13 […]

-The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Votes to Allow Openly Gay Clergy

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

                                                 (Image via Wikipedia) Last night (Tuesday 5/10/11) the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) approved a measure that would allow openly gay men and women to be ordained as clergy. The move brings to a close to one of the more contentious debates and struggles ever faced by the 2.8 million-member church. A similar measure to allow […]

-Navy to Allow Chaplains to Perform Same-Sex ‘Marriages’ in Naval Chapels?

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

(Image via Wikipedia)   With the end of  DADT (Don’t ask, Don’t tell) Coming soon, new directions and training are already being given to US military chaplains on how to be accepting of homosexuals in the military. Meanwhile those chaplains who may have some reservations about serving the religious needs of homosexuals are being counseled […]

-Ayatollah Khamenei of Iran Declares War on Syrian Protestors?

Monday, May 9th, 2011

According to reports, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei has issued a fatwa against the Protestors in Syria calling them the “enemies of Allah”. Not only that, he has ordered Iran’s Revolutionary Guards and the Lebanese Hezbollah (which receive Iranian support) to actually do armed battle with protestors in order to help save the Syrian government. […]