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Archive for May, 2011

-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                                                (Image via Wikipedia) The U.S. Navy rescinded its new policy of allowing chaplains to perform "same-sex marriages" on bases when the ban on homosexuality (DADT)  in the military is lifted.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 […]