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Archive for June, 2014

-Did the Death of DOMA Sow the Seeds of a Crisis in Religious Liberty?

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

                          (Photo credit: Kevin H.) One year ago the Supreme Court of the US struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and opened the door to challenges in nearly every state that defined marriage as between one man and one woman. The deluge of lower court cases based upon that decision shows that […]

-U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Free Speech and Pro-Lifers

Friday, June 27th, 2014

                                  (U.S. Supreme Court building: Wikipedia) The US Supreme Court yesterday unanimously struck down a Massachusetts law that limited free speech within 35 feet of an abortion clinic. The intent was to deny access to pro-life counselors and demonstrators on public sidewalks in the immediate vicinity of an abortion facility. Here’s the story from the […]

-UPDATE: Meriam Ibrahim Now Charged with ‘Forging’ Exit Documents

Friday, June 27th, 2014

              (Photo credit: Wikipedia) UPDATE on the UPDATE: Meriam Ibrahim and her family are now safe inside the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum while the charges against them are being addressed by their lawyer and U.S. diplomats. Meriam Ibrahim, who was released from a death sentence, and her family including her husband who is a US […]

-California Baptist Pastor Who Now Accepts Homosexuality Gets Invite to White House

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

                          (Photo credit: The U.S. National Archives) The California Southern Baptist pastor who lead his congregation to accept Homosexuality and reject his denomination’s traditional view has now been rewarded with a trip to the White House and a congratulatory reception with the President. Here’s the story from The Christian Post: Danny Cortez, who leads New […]

-UPDATE: Meriam Ibrahim and Family Still Being Detained in Sudan

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

                    (Khartoum Int’l Airport-Photo credit: simsimt) According to the latest sources that I could find this morning, Meriam Ibrahim and her family including her husband who is a US citizen and her two young children are still being detained by authorities in Sudan. Yesterday there were a couple of reports that they had been released […]

-Sudanese Christian Woman Under Death Sentence Released by Appeals Court Then Arrested Again

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

                                  (Panorama of Khartoum, Sudan: Wikipedia) Yesterday came the happy news that Meriam Yahia Ibrahim and her children had been released from a Sudanese prison and her death sentence for ‘conversion’ annulled by an Appeals Court. Now today comes the unhappy report that her and her entire family including her husband who is a US […]

-Palestinian Professor Cites the Real Motivation Behind Terrorism -The Muslim Faith

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

The Western media and members of the American government continue to blame terrorism and Islamic extremism on poverty and ignorance and certainly they may be contributing factors for some. But the 9/11 terrorists were middle class professionals and others like Nidal Hasan and Ayman al-Zawahiri are highly educated doctors. Occasionally I drive by a beautiful […]

-Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Votes to Allow Same-Sex Marriage

Friday, June 20th, 2014

(Photo: Facebook/PCUSA) The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted on Thursday to redefine the denominational understanding of marriage and allow its clergy to perform same-sex marriages. Here is the story from the Christian Post: The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s highest governing body voted Thursday to allow ministers to perform same-sex marriages. Presbyterian clergy can now marry gay and […]

-‘United’ Methodists No Longer When It Comes to Homosexuality?

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

(UMC logo: Wikipedia) For years members of the United Methodist Church have been battling over homosexuality at their annual denominational conference. Now there is a serious proposal being considered by the Methodists to allow their area conferences and local congregations to choose for themselves their own individual stances on homosexuality. Many believe that it would […]

-Iraq: Tragic Exodus of Christians From Mosul

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

               (Flag of ISIS: Wikipedia) Mosul is the second largest city in Iraq and it was home to the largest remaining conclave of Christians in the country. Now nearly all of the tens of thousands of Christians in the city have left everything behind in order to flee the onslaught of the radical ISIS (Islamic […]