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Archive for January, 2012

-4th Circuit Ruling Stands: Prayers in Jesus Name Are Out

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

                                         (Image via Wikipedia) Today (Tuesday 1/17) the US Supreme Court declined to hear a case coming from the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. The Appeals Court had ruled in a 2-1 panel decision last October in Joyner v. Forsyth County (North Carolina) that public legislative meetings could not begin with prayers in the “name […]

-People Don’t Get Anything Out of Attending Church?

Monday, January 16th, 2012

                                             (Image via Wikipedia) Some startling claims have come out on the Internet in response to a new survey of church going Americans by the Barna Group. The conclusions drawn by many writers is that the new study proves that going to church doesn’t do anything positive for people. However, when you go directly to […]

-Islam and Christianity: Some Major Differences

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

                                           (Image via Wikipedia) There are many differences that separate the two largest world religions- Islam and Christianity. Some of the greatest disparity revolves around their very different understandings about the character of God (or Allah in the case of Islam) and how one can have a relationship with God the Father and receive eternal […]

-Is God Helping Tebow Play Football?

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

  Is God Helping Tim Tebow of the Denver Broncos? A recent poll shows that Americans are evenly divided over this question with 43% believing he is receiving Divine assistance while 42% think that God has nothing to do with it. If you brake down the poll in different age groups, 52% of those in […]

-New Jersey: Judge Rules That Church Denial of Same-Sex Ceremony is Discriminatory

Friday, January 13th, 2012

A New Jersey judge ruled that Methodist Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association violated state nondiscrimination laws by refusing to allow a same –sex civil-union ceremony on their property. Solomon Metzger, an administrative law judge, said the following in reference to the United Methodist camp association: “The respondent violated the [Law Against Discrimination] when it refused […]

-Supreme Court: Unanimous Ruling for Religious Freedom

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

                       (Image by OZinOH via Flickr) It is very rare indeed for an unanimous decision to be handed down by the Supreme Court of the United States. However in this key case on religious freedom that is exactly what has happened. The SCOTUS justices ruled that the government has no right to interfere with the […]

-UK : Muslims on Trial for “Death to Gays” Flyer

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

              (Image via Wikipedia) Five Muslim men are on trial in Britain for distributing flyers calling for gay people to be killed, charged under a new law that makes such actions a hate crime. The 5 were responding and opposing a ‘Gay parade’ in Derby in 2010. The men gave out the flyers near their […]

-Pope Benedict: Gay Marriage is a Threat to Humanity

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

           (Image via Wikipedia) The Pope said yesterday that gay marriage is a threat to the traditional family unit and ‘the future of humanity itself.‘ Pope Benedict XVI made those remarks during his new year address to the diplomatic corps representing nearly 180 countries at the Vatican. The Pope told the diplomats the following in […]

-NYC Housing Authority Changes Mind and Offers Leases to Churches

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

                                                 (Image via Wikipedia) UPDATE: Over the weekend, the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) backed off its plans to kick churches out of housing community centers, and decided to prepare new long-term leases instead. The Authority received a great deal of bad PR from the pastors’ prayer protest and media coverage. Plus hundreds of […]

-Tebow Passes for John 3:16 in OT Victory

Monday, January 9th, 2012

          (Image by OPEN Sports via Flickr) In an incredible turn of events, Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in overtime. You really had to see it to believe it. The incredible part is that it was accomplished by Tebow actually passing for 316 yards in the game. Tim Tebow is […]