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-Episcopal Head Wants to Clear Thing Up?

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

(Photo: Episcopal News Service / Jim DeLa) Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori did not like how the media reported on and covered the recent Episcopal Conference in Anaheim, CA. She is concerned that the press only keyed in on several controversial resolutions and didn’t really cover the efforts of the church to reach out to […]

-China: 140 Dead in ‘Muslim’ Rioting in Urumqi, Xinjiang

Monday, July 6th, 2009

(Urumqi via Wikipedia) It is really hard to get accurate news out of this remote area of China. However, what we do know is that Thousands of Muslim Uighur Chinese protested or ‘rioted’ in the regional capital of Urumqi. At least 140 died and over 800 were injured. According to reports, the Muslim Uighurs rioted […]

-66 Year Old Uses IVF to get Pregnant!

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

(Mark Large/Whitehotpix/ZUMA Press) Here is the story of a 66 year-old successful career woman, Elizabeth Adeney, that had it all—except a child. She went to an IVF (in vitro fertilization) clinic in the Ukraine and now is 8 months along and will soon be a mother. Response: First the ‘Octo-mom’ and now the ‘Senior-Citizen-mom’. Just […]

-Will President Obama Boycott ‘The National Day of Prayer’?

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

The National Day of Prayer is coming up soon on Thursday this week (May 7). So far organizers have received no indication that the President will participate this year. Traditionally the White House has been involved and a major part of the festivities. Several groups have solicited President Obama to discontinue the Day or expand […]

-NPR Flushes all Christian and Religious Programs

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

For years there have been Christian and religious content radio programs on NPR affiliate stations. The rules were that such programming could not be sectarian or denominational. Now the board has ruled that all religious programming is to be eliminated, particularly Christian, effective on May 1. The same policy will affect PBS also. Response: Is […]

*UPDATE: Congress Passes ‘Gay’ Hate Crime Bill

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

 Today the House passed H.R. 1913 -The “Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act” by a 249-to-175 vote. The bill would add gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation to the list of protected categories under federal hate crimes law. A companion bill has already been introduced in the Senate. I posted on the bill and […]

-The Torture Issue and ‘Waterboarding’ Specifically

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

The Issue of torture has been in the news lately with the release by President Obama of the so-called ‘torture memos’ supporting the use of aggressive interrogation techniques. Some of the stuff on the list I can honestly say I endured in college pledging for a fraternity. However, ‘waterboarding’ seems to be something else entirely. […]

-Egypt: Convert Arrested for Marrying a Christian

Friday, April 24th, 2009

ISTANBUL, April 23 (Compass Direct News) – Christian convert Raheal Henen Mussa and her Coptic husband are hiding from police and her Muslim family for violating an article of Islamic law (sharia) that doesn’t exist in the Egyptian penal code. The two have not really violated Egyptian civil law but sharia law which continues to […]

Over 15,000 Attend ‘House Church’ Easter Event in Vietnam

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Image via Wikipedia HO CHI MINH CITY, April 22 (Compass Direct News) – In what religious freedom advocates regarded as a breakthrough in Vietnam, authorities granted rare permission to unregistered house church groups to hold a large, public Easter-related service here last night. “More than 15,000 people gathered at Tao Dan Stadium to worship God, […]

-Miss California’s Support of Traditional Marriage Causes Media Furor

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

When asked by judge Perez Hilton whether she believed in gay marriage, Miss California–Carrie Prejean replied: "We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite. And you know what, I think in my country, in my family, I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and […]