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Archive for June, 2012

-Religious Freedom: Three Encouraging Stories

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

                 (The Bill of Rights: Wikipedia) We usually write about abuses of religious freedom in the USA and elsewhere. Here are three stories where religious liberty in America was challenged but was ultimately victorious:   –Graduate’s Speech Offers Scripture Despite School Opposition Mariah Kirby, ‘Student of the Year’ at Carolina Public Charter District and Provost […]

-Denmark Forces Lutheran Church to Allow Gay Marriages

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

                      (Map of Denmark: Wikipedia) From Charisma news: In a move that could foreshadow what’s ahead for America, Denmark’s Parliament on Thursday voted to approve a bill that makes same-sex marriage legal in Lutheran church ceremonies, essentially forcing the church to perform gay marriages. Until now, same-sex couples could only get short blessing ceremonies in […]

-Charlotte, N.C.: Police Chaplains Can No Longer Pray in Jesus Name?

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

                                             (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Here’s the latest from Todd Starnes of Fox News: For the past seven years Pastor Terry Sartain has ministered to police officers and their families in Charlotte, N.C. Whenever the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Dept. invited him to deliver an invocation, he prayed in “the name of Jesus.” But not anymore. Volunteer chaplains […]

-Atheists Call Faith-Based Exemptions ‘Gov’t Endorsement of Religion’?

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

                                         (Photo credit: Wikipedia) According to an atheist group, Secular Coalition for America (SCA), any further exemptions to the HHS mandate for contraceptives to faith–based groups would be the same thing as ‘government endorsement of Religion.’ Here’s the story from the Blaze: On Tuesday, the group issued an official comment and press release slamming the […]

-Nigeria: Three Churches Bombed by Muslims on Sunday

Monday, June 18th, 2012

(CSW photo: Shalom Pentecostal Church) Three churches were bombed by Muslims on Sunday (June 17) during services in Kaduna, Nigeria. It is the third Sunday in a row that churches have been bombed in Northern Nigeria. Here’s the story from CSW (Christian Solidarity Worldwide): Kaduna City in northern Nigeria is currently under a 24-hour curfew […]

-Gays in the Military: From ‘Don’t Tell’ to Celebrating with Pride?

Monday, June 18th, 2012

                                         (The Pentagon: Wikipedia) How things have changed in our culture in one generation. The military which is usually one of the most conservative institutions in our nation has gone from ‘don’t you dare’, to ‘don’t tell’ under Pres. Clinton to ‘celebrate with pride’ under pres. Obama. The Pentagon for the first time in our […]