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Archive for June, 2011

-Omaha: Christian Ministers to Apologize to Gays

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

                               (Bob Kerrey Bridge via Wikipedia) Omaha,NE: Omaha-area Christian ministers plan to reach out and apologize to the gay community by official proclamation on Wednesday. The Rev. Eric Elnes, minister at Countryside Community Church, said the proclamation was created because many mainline Christian leaders like himself: “were just fed up with the popular notion that […]

-Pope Calls for End to Gypsy Persecution

Monday, June 13th, 2011

( Getty Images via @daylife) On Saturday, Pope Benedict XVI Received and listened to approximately 2,000 Catholic Gypsies recount their way of life at the Vatican on Saturday. In conclusion, the Pope condemned the persecution by the Nazis during World War II and the continuing rejection of the Roma people: "Your history is complex, and, […]

-US Muslim Weightlifter Wants to Compete in Hijab

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

Kulsoom Abdullah, a 35 years old American Muslim who is a weightlifter is battling to be able to compete wearing a hijab instead of the body-hugging uniform that’s required. Last December, she qualified for the American Open Weightlifting Championships, which would have been her first national competition but refused to wear a qualifying uniform. Her […]

-Pakistan: Political Party Wants The Bible Banned

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Islamabad, Pakistan: A radical Pakistani political party, the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam,  on Friday called for a ban on the Bible in Pakistan. Maulana Abdur Raoof Farooqi, a leader in the party claimed that the Bible: “contains blasphemous passages that are a cause of humiliation for Muslims”. Farooqi said that his party wants the Chief Justice of […]

-Mormon in the White House? Evangelicals Vs. Mormons Controversy Heats Up

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

(Getty Images via @daylife)   With two Mormons (Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) running for President in 2012, a controversy has risen its ugly head again over whether Evangelical Christians should vote for or support a LDS for the highest office in the land. Last time through (2008) the battle […]

-Mennonite College Bans National Anthem Because of War References

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Goshen College in Northern Indiana has decided not to play the “The Star-Spangled Banner” before sporting events because of its ties to war. Goshen College’s board of directors says it will find alternative ways to honor the country while upholding the pacifist traditions of the Mennonite Church-affiliated school. The 1,000 student college had been playing […]