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Archive for July, 2011

-Computer to Marry a Couple of Geeks?

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

On Saturday a Houston couple, Miguel Hanson and Diana Wesley, plan to have a computer stand in as the minister and conduct their wedding ceremony. The couple will stand before a 30-inch monitor in the backyard of Hanson’s parents and let the robotic voice of their computer greet the guests and go through all of […]

-Lawsuit Against Gov. Perry and Prayer Event Dismissed

Friday, July 29th, 2011

A lawsuit that sought to stop Gov. Rick Perry and an event of Christian prayer and fasting was dismissed on Thursday. U.S. District Judge Gray H. Miller said that the Freedom From Religion Foundation did not show sufficient harm to merit the injunction they sought: “The governor has done nothing more than invite others who […]

-Atheists Sue to Take Down ‘Ground Zero’ Cross

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

American Atheists filed a lawsuit on Monday to have the iconic ‘Ground Zero’ Cross removed from the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York City. The World Trade Center cross is made up of two intersecting steel beams found intact in the midst of the rubble created by the 9/11/01 terrorist attacks. The cross was […]

-Is Norway’s Breivik a ‘Christian Terrorist’? Really?

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

It is in hundreds of newspapers, magazines, on newscasts, and all over the internet. The Norway terrorist who is responsible for the deaths of at least 76 people,  Anders Behring Breivik, is a ‘fundamentalist Christian’. A longstanding belief and narrative by many liberals in academia and in the main stream media has been that conservative […]

-Iranian General: “We Have No Option but to Destroy Israel”

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

This was Brigadier General Mohammad-Reza Naghdi reaction to the recent assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Dariush Rezaiinejad: The main plot for this criminal act was conceived by the American government, and since it is scared of the reaction by the Muslim world due to the uprisings in the region, it had the Zionist regime commit […]

-India: Nun Serving Leprosy Patients to Be Kicked Out?

Monday, July 25th, 2011

                                  (Map of India via Wikipedia) A 63-year-old British nun who has been caring for leprosy patients for over 30 years in Bangalore is apparently being forced out of the country today since the Indian state government refused to extend her resident permit and gave no reasons for their denial. Sr. Jacqueline Jean McEwan, whom […]

-Obama Ends ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ in the Military

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

President Barack Obama made it official on Friday and certified the repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy in the military: “I have certified and notified Congress that the requirements for repeal have been met,” Obama said in a statement. “‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ will end, once and for all, in 60 days – […]

-‘Friends With Benefits’: Now a Growing Problem Among Teens

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

(Ron Luce-Teen Mania) A few years ago the expression -‘Friends With Benefits’ became popular among 20 to 30 year old singles and beyond. A term which is supposed to represent casual sex among friends without any strings attached. The popular culture latched upon this term and it reflects a new norm among career oriented young […]

-Campus Ministry: Is Christ Now ‘He who should not be named’?

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Campus Crusade for Christ announced on Tuesday that it is dropping its old name and adopting a new one – “Cru”. The organization says that it is dropping ‘crusade’ from their name since it has become controversial: “It acts as a barrier to the very people that we want to connect with. It’s also a […]

-China: Battle Over Catholic Church Control Heats Up

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Chinese authorities have insisted for a long time that the Catholic Church in China is under government control and not subject to ‘foreign’ (Vatican) influence. As a result of this policy, the Chinese government has chosen new Bishops over the Catholic Church in China and has kept the old ones loyal to the pope under […]