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Archive for August, 2012

-UPDATE: Indiana- Land with Cross to be Sold

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

                   (Photo: Faith Community Church) From the Christian Post: Officials in Dugger, Ind., have decided against heading to court to challenge a claim from the Washington, D.C.-based Americans United for Separation of Church and State that a 26-foot cross reading "Jesus Saves" situated on public land is a violation of the Constitution, as it appears […]

-Australia: “Opposing Gay Marriage is Not Discrimination”

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

          (Presbyterian Church of Australia: Wikipedia) Australia is in the midst of a controversy over same-sex marriage like most Western nations. In a CT article the leader of the Presbyterian Church of Australia, Rev David Jones, is quoted as saying that it is not discriminatory for Christians to support traditional marriage: "We continually are told […]

-Hawaii: Federal Court Supports Traditional Marriage

Friday, August 10th, 2012

                              (Photo credit: Wikipedia) From the Baptist Press: HONOLULU (BP) — A federal court has refused to legalize gay marriage in Hawaii, ruling the issue is best addressed by the legislature and that the current law — which defines marriage as between a man and a woman — does not violate the U.S. Constitution. The […]

-American Muslims and Coptic Christians Petition Egyptian to Drop Sharia

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

                                (No Sharia: Wikipedia) We reported last weekend that the committee composing a new constitution for Egypt had voted to make Islam the state religion with Sharia the basis for all laws in the country. This obviously upset the Coptic Christians in Egypt who make up approximately 10% of the population and left them concerned […]

-Europe’s Assault on Circumcision and Religion

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

                               (Europe religion map: Wikipedia) In mid July a German court pronounced a ban on circumcision in the country. Meanwhile, for once Jewish and Muslim religious leaders agreed on an issue. They both promised to ignore the new law and continue their religious rituals as before. A number of Christian leaders also supported them on […]

-Cross Story of the Week: Columbus, Georgia

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

   (Photo Credit: Ledger-Enquirer.com) From The Blaze: …Alas, there’s yet another religious drama unfolding in Columbus, Georgia, after non-believers complained over the presence of the cross-shaped flowerbed in a local park. Following their angst, the mayor promptly ordered it be removed from government property.  … In April, the city made it clear, based on unsettled […]

-Is It Now Against the Constitution for a Public School Band to Play “God Bless America”?

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

                    (God Bless America: ClaraDon) Is it now against the Constitution for a public school band to play “God Bless America”? That is what the atheists from Freedom From Religion Foundation’s (FFRF) are now contending. However the school district gets high honors for deciding to ignore the FFRF demand.  Here’s the story– From The Blaze: […]

-Coalition of 3,700+ African American Pastors Oppose Obama on Gay Marriage

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Here’s a story that is huge and yet has gotten very little notice or play in the main stream media. Last week officials in the Democratic Party announced that a plank for supporting same-sex marriage would be included in this year’s official platform. That announcement got a lot of notice in the media. However, also […]

-UPDATE: Miami Church Will Continue Using Public School Facilities

Monday, August 6th, 2012

               (Miami: thisreidwrites) From CitizenLink News: A Miami school superintendent rescinded his threat this week to end a church’s lease at a public school shortly after a legal group told him his actions would violate the Constitution. In late July, Miami-Dade County School Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho said he would review the Impact Miami Church’s […]

-Egypt: Muslims Attack Church Near Cairo

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

            (Photo credit: Wikipedia) From Christian Today (UK): Muslims have attacked a church and Christian homes in a village close to the Egyptian capital of Cairo. The BBC reports that at least 16 people were wounded in the unrest in Dahshur, around 40km (25 miles) south of Cairo. The attack was triggered by the death […]