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Archive for December, 2012

-Singing Christmas Carols a “Form of Bullying”?

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

                        (Joy to the world: mag3737) You might have missed this story over the weekend with the real tragedy and chaos surrounding the school shooting in Connecticut. Apparently some parents consider singing Christmas carols in school to be a “form of bullying”?  From Todd Starnes of Fox News: A group of parents in Missoula, Mont. […]

-The Christmas Story: Why the Genealogies of Are So Important

Monday, December 17th, 2012

                           (Birth of Jesus Matthew 2:1: Wikipedia) Every Christmas Eve when we traditionally read the Christmas story in the Bible to our children (and now our grandchildren) the genealogies are usually avoided or quickly glossed over since they seem to get in the way of the ‘real’ story. However the genealogies in Matthew (1:1-17) and […]

-Atheist ‘Christmas’ Billboard in Times Square

Friday, December 14th, 2012

The American Atheists have a new billboard for the 2012 Christmas season displayed in Times Square this time. Last year they had one on a highway going into town.  What it looks like in situ: (Photo Credit: American Atheists) Response: Not that offensive at all considering their past efforts in 2010 and 2011. Last year’s […]

-Judge Rules NC ‘Choose Life’ Plates ‘Unconstitutional’?

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Here’s a ruling that I just don’t get at all. From myfox8.com: U.S. District Court Judge James C. Fox ruled on Friday that North Carolina cannot produce or distribute the “Choose Life” plate. Judge Fox concluded, “The State’s offering of a Choose Life license plate in the absence of a pro-choice plate constitutes viewpoint discrimination […]

-Atheists Can Be Executed for Their Views in 7 Countries

Friday, December 14th, 2012

        (Photo credit: Wikipedia) From Reuters: Atheists and other religious skeptics suffer persecution or discrimination in many parts of the world and in at least seven nations can be executed if their beliefs become known, according to a report issued on Monday. The Countries: Afghanistan, Iran, Maldives, Mauritania, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Sudan. <Read the […]

-NBC Editor: “Religion is What Mucks the Whole Thing Up…Makes the Holidays So Stressful”

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

During a panel discussion about Christmas and holiday preparation on Tuesday’s NBC Today Show, the network’s chief medical editor Nancy Snyderman made the following anti-religious rant: “I don’t like the religion part. I think religion is what mucks the whole thing up….I think that’s what makes the holidays so stressful.” See the exchange on the […]

-Illinois: Victory for Pharmacists and Religious Conscience

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

        (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Here’s an important victory for religious freedom and conscience. The Illinois Court of Appeals ruled in favor of two pharmacists, and the State of Illinois decided not  to appeal the case. The case revolved around two pharmacists who sued over a 2005 mandate that was intended to force pharmacists to provide […]

-Poll: Jesus Wins- Santa loses

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

                                      (Photo credit: Wikipedia) There is a new poll about Christmas- What is Christmas all about and who is the real king over Christmas? Should this season be more about Jesus or Santa Claus? Guess who wins? From Rasmussen Reports: Should Christmas be more about Jesus Christ or Santa Claus? It may seem hard to […]

-The Mayan Doomsday: Some Are Actually Worried About It?

Monday, December 10th, 2012

                (Mayan calendar: RichardBowen) The Mayan calendar ends abruptly on December 21, 2012. This has caused all sorts of speculation over the years including some who are insisting that it predicts the end of the world. Apparently thousands of folks around the world are actually taking it all quite serious and are fearfully preparing for […]

-Senior Home Bans Christmas Tree Then Reverses its Decision?

Friday, December 7th, 2012

(Andy Holzman/Staff Photographer- Daily News) This is a story about a ‘grinch’ company that almost stole Christmas. In this case a community Christmas tree. It was a battle in the ‘war on Christmas’ but at least there is a good ending. The word was out, the company who owned and managed a senior home in […]