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Archive for November, 2011

-Egypt: 71,000 Christians Attend Prayer Event in Cairo

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Most of the time ‘bad news’ is coming out of Egypt, for once here is a good story. The following report comes to us from long-time Christian blogger Andrew Jones (Tall Skinny Kiwi) who was visiting in Egypt at the time and attended the “Day of Prayer 11.11.11’: – 71,000 attended the all-night prayer meeting […]

-Algeria: Christian on Trial for Blasphemy

Friday, November 18th, 2011

           (image via Wikipedia)) The case of Siagh Krimo, an Algerian Christian who was arrested for proselytizing, and sentenced to 5 years in prison for blasphemy, is being re-tried this week under appeal. Krimo, who is 29 years old and married with an infant daughter, was arrested on April 14 and held for three days […]

-Judge: Catholics Will Get The Crystal Cathedral

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

                                        (Image via Wikipedia) Update: 7:05  p.m. Thursday: Judge Robert Kwan has ruled that the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange County will be the buyer for Orange County’s iconic Crystal Cathedral property. The famous Crystal Cathedral and 40 acre campus will soon become the property of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange County, California giving […]

-Santa Kicked Out of PC Medical Facility

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

(Image by Christopher S. Penn via Flickr) The war on Christmas is already heating up and it is not even Thanksgiving yet. Santa Claus has been notified that he is no longer welcome at the ‘politically correct’  Hollings Cancer Center in Charleston, South Carolina. According to the center spokeswoman Vicky Agnew Santa might ‘offend’ some […]

-Muslim on Trial for ‘Honor Killing’ of 3 Daughters Says He Would Do It Again

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

This is actually a tale of two countries with very different cultures- Canada and Afghanistan. A Canadian Muslim is on trial for the ‘honor killing’ of his 3 daughters and his first wife in 2009. Incredibly he was recorded telling his 2nd polygamous wife that he would do it again 100 times. What did his […]

-Atheists Say ‘Bah Humbug’ with Billboard Campaign

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

American Atheists are launching a new billboard campaign for the holidays: “American Atheists announced today that their new billboard is going up in several locations nationwide, including the New Jersey side of the Lincoln Tunnel: the same location as last year’s famous ‘You KNOW it’s a MYTH’ billboard. The new billboard will also be going […]

-Catholic Bishops: Religious Liberty is Eroding in America

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

          (Image via Wikipedia) From BALTIMORE (AP) — U.S. Roman Catholic bishops vowed Monday to defend their religious liberty in the face of growing acceptance of gay marriage and what they called attempts by secularists to marginalize faith. Bishop William Lori, leader of a new national religious liberty committee, condemned federal and state policies that […]

-UPDATE: Crystal Cathedral Decision Put Off Till Thursday

Monday, November 14th, 2011

                                          (Image via Wikipedia) In a hearing today, the judge in Crystal Cathedral’s bankruptcy case delayed his decision on who would be allowed to purchase the famous Cathedral until Thursday. Chapman University presented an alternative offer to counter the increased Roman Catholic bid and the two extra days gives Crystal Cathedral’s board time to convene […]

-Atheists Want Chaplains Too?

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

                 (Image by expertinfantry via Flickr) There are around 9,400 atheists and agnostics in the US military according to Department of Defense records. Now some of these ‘non-believers’ are pushing for ‘chaplains’ of their own. Three major problems are standing in the way of atheists becoming military chaplains: 1. The requirement for at least 3 […]

-Study: Church Goers Are More Positive and Less Depressed

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

(Image by Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) via Flickr) Here’s a medical study that shows what most folks who attend church regularly already know. Those who attend religious services are more positive about life and less likely to suffer from depression. This is particularly true for women: “People who go to religious services routinely are […]