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Archive for August, 2012

-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: […]