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Archive for May, 2013

-2013 Annual Report: U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

                          (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The USCIRF 2013 annual report on religious freedom is out. Here’s a link to the 400 page analysis with a detailed ‘blow by blow’ country by country summary of violations in the past year. The 15 worst countries when it comes to intolerance and religious persecution are: Burma, China, Egypt, Eritrea, […]

-Are Christians Going into the Closet Over Homosexuality?

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

                                      (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Are Bible believing Christians going into the closet over homosexuality? Are evangelical pastors backing away from preaching about what the Bible has to say about homosexuality? Are conservative Christians now being labeled as bigots and haters if they continue to follow the Biblical teaching on sexuality? Are young people leaving the […]

-Obama: Don’t Pay Attention to The Man Behind The Curtain

Monday, May 6th, 2013

           (Photo Credit: drurydrama (Len Radin)) Over the weekend, President Barack Obama gave the graduation address at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. In that speech he told the graduates to reject and ignore those voices in America who continue to warn of government tyranny: Unfortunately, you’ve grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of […]

-So What is the Difference Between Evangelizing and Proselytizing?

Saturday, May 4th, 2013

                                            (Photo credit: Wikipedia) In a recent statement by DoD Spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Nate Christensen the Pentagon supposedly ‘clarified’ their earlier statement about restricting religious discussion in the military: “Service members can share their faith (evangelize), but not force unwanted, intrusive attempts to convert others of any faith or no faith to one’s beliefs (proselytization).” […]

-UPDATE: Pentagon ‘Clarifies’ Proselytizing Court Martial Statement

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

                     (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Just as I expected. Today, after the story hit the fan, the Pentagon ‘clarified’ their statement about restricting religious discussion and possibly court martialing those in the service who proselytized. Still the clarification really isn’t all that adequate from my perspective. Nevertheless here it is from DoD Spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Nate […]

-Pentagon: Talk About Jesus and Face a Court Martial?

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

            (Pentagon- Photo credit: gregwest98) *UPDATE: Pentagon Issued a ‘Clarification’ Today This is one of those stories that is hard to believe and I have been trying to get to the bottom of it for the last two days. Nevertheless according to a press release from the Pentagon, soldiers will now face a court martial […]