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Archive for January, 2013

-New Media Drumbeat?: ‘Let’s Give Up On The Constitution’

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

CBS news recently aired a segment that featured Georgetown law professor Louis Michael Seidman putting down the US Constitution as hopelessly outdated and suggesting that it be abandoned: I’ve got a simple idea: Let’s give up on the Constitution. I know, it sounds radical, but it’s really not. Constitutional disobedience is as American as apple […]

-Iran: American Pastor Saeed Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison

Monday, January 28th, 2013

From the Christian Post: …  On Sunday morning, Judge Pir-Abassi of Branch 26 of the Iranian Revolutionary Court – known as the "hanging judge" – verbally convicted and sentenced Pastor Saeed to eight years in prison, according to the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which is representing the pastor’s family in the United […]

-Washington DC: A Record 500,000+ March for Life

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

Just in case you missed it since it really wasn’t covered by the main stream media, a record 500,000 or so folks joined a March for Life on Friday in Washington DC marking the 40th anniversary of Roe v Wade.  Here are two web news accounts of the event: From LifeSiteNews: …   This year’s March […]

-Muslims Demanding Apologies for “Jabba’s Palace”?

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

                          (Jabba the Hutt: Wikipedia) Turkish Muslims in Austria are demanding that the Lego toy company apologize for defaming the famous Hagia Sophia mosque in Istanbul. They claim that the Lego model of Jabba’s Palace from Star Wars was ‘obviously’ and deliberately copied from the famous Turkish sanctuary. From the UK Telegraph: The Turkish Cultural […]

-Canada: New Christian Law School in Trouble Over Homosexual Ban?

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

                                       (Photo credit: Wikipedia) A new Christian law school in Canada may not receive accreditation because of their Christian ‘community covenant’ requiring students to refrain from homosexuality among other things. From the Christian Post: An evangelical Christian University located in Langley, British Columbia is currently embroiled in a debate regarding its "community covenant" as it […]

–Mr. President: Is It Freedom of Religion or Freedom to Worship?

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

        (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Several times we have noted the subtle change of word usage and rhetoric that President Obama brings to the table when talking about religious liberty. Most folks haven’t really noticed his substitution of ‘freedom to worship’ in place of freedom of religion. It is a far more important issue than many […]

-Most Americans Think Religious Freedom is Declining in US

Monday, January 21st, 2013

                                            (Photo credit: Wikipedia) New research shows that most Americans believe religious freedom is on the decline in the USA. Here’s the story from the Christian Post: Millions of American adults, particularly Protestants and evangelicals, feel religious freedoms have grown worse in the last decade in the United States, and foresee further restrictions in the […]

-Giglio Debacle: Are You or Have You Ever Been ‘Ant-Gay’?

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

Are you now or have you ever been ‘Anti-gay’? That seems to be the new ‘witch hunt’ question driving the major media when it comes to Christian ministers. It also now seems to be a major qualifying question to be answered in the negative for anyone participating in the 2nd Inauguration of President Barack Obama. […]

-Iran: American Pastor May be Hanged?

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

(Saeed Abedini / ACLJ.org) An American citizen who traveled to Iran and was imprisoned for his Christian faith  in September is in now danger of being hanged by the radical Iranian government: The Jerusalem Post reports: The U.S. State Department expressed “serious concerns” about Abedini’s situation on Friday. Jordan Sekulow, the executive director of the […]

-Church Denied Use of Own Property Over Tax Revenue?

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

From the Pacific Justice Institute: Cheltenham, PA – Police in a Pennsylvania township began monitoring a property purchased by a church while local officials threatened $500 per day fines, claiming that use of the land was illegal. The First Korean Church of New York was denied permission to use a property which it purchased in […]