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Archive for May, 2012

-The Battle Raging Over Crosses and Our Religious Heritage

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

There is a battle raging in America over public displays of religion and our religious heritage. We have been covering these skirmishes for some time now on this blog. Crosses on public lands have become the most obvious targets particularly war memorials with religious quotes and themes. Then at Christmas time the battle heats up […]

-Disney Cancels ‘GCB’ Due to Christian Protests?

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Disney has cancelled the TV program called “GCB” in the midst of Christian protests against it. Is this an example of Christian power? Actually according to some reviewers the show was not very good. From Charisma News: Although some Christians reportedly enjoyed GCB, the Disney program offended plenty. Now, Disney has taken it off the […]

-Buffalo: Christian Threatened with Jail for Handing Out Tracts

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

                       (Photo credit: Wikipedia) This is another one of those situations lately where Christians involved with street ministry -preaching or handing out tracts have been subjected to threats or arrests by the police in America. The incident happened in Buffalo, New York during the Italian Festival last year. The police threatened to arrest a Christian […]

-Re: The Family, Same-Sex Marriage, and the Future of America

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

                                     (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Here’s an article I just published on my Charismatica blog that is right on topic with what we have been discussing here lately: -The Family, Same-Sex Marriage, and the Future of America In the last several months there has been a dialogue going on in America concerning our direction and the […]

-Different Christian Responses to Same-Sex Marriage?

Monday, May 14th, 2012

                                           (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Last week, President Obama changed his mind and came out in support of same-sex marriage and cited the teachings of Jesus and the ‘Golden Rule’ in the process. Since then the issue has been front and center with all sorts of differing responses from American Christians. Most conservative Christians cite the […]

-Court: Colorado Day of Prayer is Unconstitutional

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

           Colorado highlighted (Photo credit: Wikipedia) From the Denver Post: The Colorado Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that governors’ proclamations of a state Day of Prayer violate the Constitution’s provisions for religious liberty. When the state sponsors the particular religious practice of prayer, the three-judge panel found, it sends a message that those who pray […]

-Obama Comes Out of The Closet for Gay Marriage

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

    (Getty Images via @daylife) President Obama has now come out in favor of same-sex marriage. While running for president in 2008 he officially supported traditional marriage between and a man and a woman. However, in the wind up toward the 2012 election he admits a change of heart and now officially supports gay marriage. […]

-Michigan: High School Holds All Girl ‘Sharia’ Prom

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Hamtramck, Michigan: Hamtramck High School has a student body which is reportedly 65% Muslim. The traditional proms which American schools have sponsored forever all across America are hardly supported in this Muslim dominated community. According to sharia law, young unmarried girls are forbidden to date or dance with boys or even appear in school without […]

-9/11 Defense Attorney in a Hijab Asks Court to Direct Women to Follow Her Example

Monday, May 7th, 2012

(A Muslim woman wearing hijab -Photo credit: Wikipedia) From Fox News: The defense attorney who wore a traditional Islamic outfit during the rowdy arraignment of the accused Sept. 11 terrorists is defending her courtroom appeal that other women in the room wear more "appropriate" clothing to the proceedings — out of respect for her client’s […]

-Canadian School: Jesus Shirt is ‘Hate Speech’

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

UPDATE (Below) According to a Canadian school, a Jesus shirt is ‘hate speech’ and wearing one can get you in trouble and even suspended. Here’s the story by Todd Starnes of Fox News: William Swinimer, a student at Forest Heights Community School in Nova Scotia, was punished for wearing a shirt that read, “Life is […]