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Archive for December, 2011

-North Korea Protests Christmas Trees on Border

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

          (Image-Korea Pool/AFP/Getty) The is the ultimate ‘War on Christmas’ story. South Koreans plan on displaying at least 3 huge Christmas tree towers with holiday lighting close to the North Korean border this year. Meanwhile, North Korea has warned South Korea of "unexpected consequences" if they actually turns on the lights, claiming that it would […]

-Tim Tebow Does it Again and Muslims & Jews Defend Him

Monday, December 12th, 2011

                                     (Image via Wikipedia) Yesterday Tim Tebow did it again on the football field pulling his team, the Denver Broncos from 10 point down in the 4th to rally and beat the Chicago bears in overtime. Not only is Tebow gaining fans for his play but also respect for his dedication to his Christian faith. […]

-U.S. Circuit Court: Prayers ‘In Jesus Name’ are Unconstitutional

Monday, December 12th, 2011

            (Image via Wikipedia) According to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, offering prayers in ‘Jesus name’ during legislative invocations are unconstitutional. The American Civil Liberties Union and Americans United for Separation of Church and State took the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners in North Carolina to court over opening prayers given before commission meetings […]

-School Task Force: Judeo-Christian Values Must be Eliminated

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

                               (Burlington, VT  via Wikipedia) According to a Task Force report to Burlington, Vermont School Board, white middle-class Judeo-Christian values and culture must be eliminated. A new educational strategy proposed to the school district is openly hostile to Christianity and biblical values claiming that Judeo-Christian culture “perpetuates inequality.” The report repeatedly cites  "white, middle-class, Judeo-Christian […]

-Is a Nativity Scene Intimidating? Really?

Saturday, December 10th, 2011

(Image Source: The Malakoff News) Is a nativity scene intimidating? Really? According to a leader in the Wis.-based Freedom From Religion Foundation the nativity scene in front of the Henderson County Courthouse in Texas certainly is: “It sends a message of intimidation and exclusion to non-Christians and non believers this time of year.” The FFRF […]

-Secret Santa Pays for Needy Families’ Layaway Gifts at Kmart

Friday, December 9th, 2011

                      (Image via Wikipedia) This is the season to reach out and help others in need. Here’s the heartwarming story of a ‘Secret Santa’ who paid down the layaway bills for a number of families at Kmart in Plainfield, Michigan. Here’s the details supplied by NBC affiliate Wood TV8 : “This lady came up randomly […]

-InterVarsity to be Revoked as a Student Group at SUNY Buffalo?

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

                              (Image via Wikipedia) Here’s another case where a Christian student group is in trouble over expecting groups leadership to adhere to a core set of beliefs. The InterVarsity Christian group at The State University of New York-Buffalo (SUNY Buffalo) is in the process of being investigated for dropping a leader who wanted to pursue […]

-USCIRF Shutdown: Obama Administration No Longer Cares About Religious Freedom?

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

             (Image via Wikipedia) The U.S. government shut down the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on November 18 due to lack of funding. The USCIRF was the government agency that monitored religious freedom in countries around the world. According to reports, the allocation of funding for the commission could not get out of […]

-Supreme Court Allows Church Ban from NYC Schools to Stand

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

                                    (Image via Wikipedia) The US Supreme Court has Refused to hear the case and overturn an Appeals court decision that allows New York City to ban churches from renting public schools for religious worship services. This means that over a dozen churches presently meeting in NYC schools will have to find a new place […]

-President Obama Tells the Christmas Story at Tree Lighting

Monday, December 5th, 2011

This is one occasion when President Obama came through big time. At the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony, the President took the time to tell the original Christmas story and emphasize the central message of the season. A surprisingly inspirational message from a President who usually disappoints when it comes to faith. Here it is: […]