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On the Front Lines of the Culture Wars

On the Front Lines of the Culture Wars

June 2011 Archives

Federal cemetery defies judge, bans “Jesus” or “God bless you” from veterans’ funerals

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  Three national veterans groups have complained that officials at the Houston National Cemetery have defied a federal judge’s order to quit censoring prayer and banning the words “God” and “Jesus” from funeral services. Despite a Memorial Day court order, local veterans say the Department of […]

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Immigration and the death of the recovery

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By Vivek Wadhwa ~ from the Washington Post’s On Faith Last July, I spoke at the ImmigrationWorks USA Summit, in Seattle, about the importance of immigration reform. It was a difficult decision for me, and not because I didn’t support […]

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Poland to vote on abortion ban; organizers avoided foreign interference

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Poland will vote whether to ban all abortions after a massive nationwide campaign that carefully avoided publicity abroad. In particular, organizers sought to stay under the radar of heavily funded U.S. abortion advocates, fearing they would pour millions of dollars […]

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Pope tweets for the first time

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Pope Benedict XVI sent out his first-ever tweet today, announcing the launch of a new news site from the Vatican News Twitter account. Benedict, though new to Twitter himself, has recognized the power of digital media throughout his papacy, according […]

Oregon city council votes against Pledge of Allegiance, wars in Afghanistan & Iraq

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The city council in Eugene, Oregon, has voted down a proposal to say the Pledge of Allegiance before every council meeting. One council member who voted for the ban said reading the pledge was like reading the Communist Manifesto before […]

Congressman under fire for comment that liberalism is based on a hatred of God

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U.S. Congressman Todd Akin from Missouri says he’s not surprised at the firestorm of criticism he’s gotten after telling a Christian radio program that  “at the heart of liberalism, really, is a hatred for God and a belief that government should […]

Reporters out in the cold; Tuesday night’s premiere of Sarah Palin movie sold out

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National journalists found themselves stuck with the prospect of interviewing local farmers coming out Tuesday night’s premiere of the Sarah Palin movie in Pella, Iowa. It seems the 111-year-old Pella Opera House sold out every seat to local folks — and no tickets were […]

Tweet of Mickey & Minnie in Muslim attire stirs Egyptian fury

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A Christian businessman who is one of Egypt’s richest entrepreneurs, has run afoul of the internet’s social media after sending out a message of Mickey and Minnie Mouse dressed as conservative Muslims. The cartoon, which was already circulating by email and on various websites, […]

Singer Prince says women like being forced to wear burqas

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  “There’s only one religion. There’s order. You wear a burqa. There’s no choice. People are happy with that.” That’s why the pop singer Prince likes traveling in Islamic countries, according to an interview this weekend in the British newspaper the Guardian. A burqa is a […]

CAIR loses its IRS tax-exempt status

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The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has lost its tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service. The controversial organization failed to file legally required annual reports for three consecutive years, the federal agency said.  CAIR is one of 275,000 groups […]

Teen mails Obama daily abortion letter;

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    High school student Tom Behan has been writing to Barack Obama daily since the President took office, but it has been a while since he’s gotten any answer. That doesn’t surprise him, since he’s not a fan of the […]

Jewish leader’s blog too controversial for America On Line’s “The Huntington Post”?

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David Harris is Executive Director of the American Jewish Committee.  The New York Times has called the AJC, which was founded in 1906,  “the dean of American Jewish organizations.”  So it’s not that radical of an outfit.  But the position […]

Student lifts 3,500-lb. Cadillac as trapped truck driver’s wife pleads for a miracle

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“God, bring an angel to my side,” prayed the desperate, screaming wife as she struggled to lift a car off of her husband’s chest. “Help me!” In the parking lot of the Bull’s Den Cafe near the University of South […]

Will Delta Airlines enforce Saudi no-Jews, no-Bibles, no-crosses rule?

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Don’t plan on carrying your Bible with you if you’re flying to Saudi Arabia. It will be confiscated at the airport. So will your cross necklace and your child’s WWJD (What Would Jesus Do?) bracelet. That’s the message buried in […]

Atheists protest street honoring 9/11 firemen

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Atheists are demanding that the City of New York remove a Brooklyn street sign in front of a fire station honoring its seven firefighters killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. They say they are offended by the word “Heaven.” The street, “Seven […]

Belgium reports organs harvested from “mercy-killed” patients transplant better

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The medical journal Applied Cardiopulmonary Pathology reports that organs harvested from euthanized patients make better transplants. Euthanasia or “mercy killing” is the practice of ending the lives of patients who are terminally ill and have no possibility of recovery. Proponents say […]

School lets 10-year-old speak out against abortion — to an empty auditorium

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Ranchero Elementary School allowed 10-year-old Calise Jontz to make her heart-felt speech against abortion. To an auditorium cleared of students. “Did you know that from the moment of conception, every distinctive characteristic of this new human being is programmed into this single […]

Dog saves little girl’s life, senses when she’s about to have a seizure

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The stray dog had been thrown away — found in a dumpster. But it recently saved its young owner’s life — and apparently has a special sense of when the child is going to suffer a seizure from a rare […]

Law firm urges couples to act quickly to get special offer: a free divorce!

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A British law firm is using Twitter to offer free divorces. However, unhappy couples must act quickly to take advantage of the special offer, says London’s The Daily Mail newspaper. And that has local church officials irritated. “The free divorce offer […]

Kidnapped 9-year-old girl forced to wear suicide vest, told to go kill policemen

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Nine-year-old Sohana Jawed was snatched off the street, drugged, outfitted in a suicide vest and told to go kill Pakistani policemen. The third grader refused to cooperate, throwing off the vest as she ran toward police screaming for help, according […]

Irked viewers aren’t buying NBC’s apology for censoring “under God”

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NBC’s decision to edit the word “God” from the Pledge of Allegiance during last weekend’s coverage of the U.S. Open golf tournament has teed off thousands, including an Ohio congressman, who wants the U.S. Golf Association to reconsider its relationship […]

Blind activist exposed China’s forced abortions; wife pleads for help

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  “They beat and tortured my husband and me for more than two hours,” writes the wife of blind activist Chen Guangcheng — who dared to tell the world the horror of China’s forced abortion policy. The world’s most populous nation has for […]

Why didn’t Charlie Chaplin’s stirring speech become an icon of freedom?

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Back in the darkest days of World War II, when the Nazis were blitzkreiging unstoppably across Europe’s democracies, as millions of Jews, gypsies and uncooperative Christians were gassed at concentration camps, as America was gripped in fear that California and […]

Do mockery or bullying have any place in America’s political debate?

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    A familiar tactic is rearing its ugly head far too often these days.  Mockery aimed at stifling debate. “One of the cleverest tricks is demonizing perfectly reasonable actions and opinions,” writes conservative author Andrew Klavan. We’ve seen it […]

Pakistan Supreme Court asked to ban Bible as “blasphemous”

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The head of a major Pakistani political party is calling on the nation’s Supreme Court to ban the Bible because it blasphemes Islam. On May 30. Maulana Abdul Rauf Farooqi, leader of the large Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam party, claimed that the Bible […]

Canada denies asylum; bureaucrat didn’t like refugee’s “Jesus” comments

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  A Chinese Christian seeking political asylum was turned back by Canadian officials who didn’t like his answers about Jesus. “The man’s inability to attribute human characteristics to Jesus formed part of the board’s decision to deny his refugee claim,” […]

Baseball player under attack for saying college shouldn’t have banned Star-Spangled Banner

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  Student baseball player Mike Milligan is embarrassed that Goshen College where he is pursuing a degree has banned playing the “Star-Spangled Banner” at athletic events. Why? Because the song is violent. Francis Scott Key was sitting in a British prison ship, worried […]

Why won’t Louisiana let monks build caskets?

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  Is the state of Louisiana protecting the public? Or the funeral industry? On Monday, wearing his monk’s robe, Abbot Justin Brown of St. Joseph’s monastery near Covington, Louisiana, told U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duvan that his monks only want to make affordable […]

My schoolmate makes a movie

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Hey, it’s not every day that a friend makes a movie, so here’s a shameless plug. Nathan Scoggins and I are alumni of the Hollywood-based “Act One” program that tries to turn Christian writers, journalists and authors into movie screenwriters. They were more successful with […]

Is it a scandal that Gen. MacArthur thought Christianity would help Japan?

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  The mainstream media is almost breathless with the shocking revelation that after World War II, Allied Supreme Commander Douglas MacArthur thought that Japan needed Jesus. In this day and age — when it is unthinkably politically incorrect to even […]

Is giving out the Gospel of John now illegal in Dearborn, Michigan?

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Ask yourself if these guys are just a bunch of troublemakers. They’re standing outside a Muslim festival in Dearborn, Michigan, trying to give away copies of the Gospel of John in English and Arabic. Are they provoking trouble? Are they […]

Angela prays, crowd cheers

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There wasn’t an empty seat or a dry eye in Medina Valley High School’s football stadium Saturday night as valedictorian Angela Hildenbrand humbly raised her eyes to heaven and thanked God. She had been barred from doing so by a federal judge. However, […]

Judge backs off, will allow 4th of July show

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Recoiling from a nationwide outcry, a San Diego judge has postponed her ban on civic fireworks celebrations. Superior Court Judge Linda Quinn has delayed for three months her decision that banned fireworks displays, charity walkathons, Mardi Gras, beach festivals, birthday parties in city parks and weddings […]

Astonishing last-minute victory for Angela!

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Three federal judges have reversed a ban that would have blocked Angela Hildenbrand from thanking Jesus as her Lord and Savior during her graduation ceremonies in Texas.  The school’s valedictorian had asked the appeals court to block a judge’s ruling that she could […]

Texas valedictorian says she’ll pray during her graduation speech and is willing to go to jail

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Graduating high school senior Angela Hildrenbrand says she’s willing to go to jail if that’s what it takes to be allowed to thank Jesus as her Lord and Savior during her valedictorian speech this weekend. The Texas State Attorney General […]

Japanese retirees offer to clean up radioactive power plant

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In an incredible offer to sacrifice their lives, about 200 elderly Japanese professionals have asked their government to let them take the place of the younger workers at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant. Retired engineer Yasuteru Yamada, 72, says the idea […]

Canadian parents challenge ban on teaching kids about Jesus

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A group of Catholic and Jewish parents is taking the Canadian province of Quebec to court to challenge a government ban on religious teachings at subsidized daycare centers. “The parents say a Quebec policy that prohibits religious instruction in government […]

When is sloth not one of the deadly sins?

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One of the seven deadly sins is sloth. Laziness. Indolence. So, when is it not a terrible afront before God? When it’s one of the Almighty’s cutest creations:

Ever had a day like this?

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Yes, we’ve all had those days when nobody seemed to take us seriously. So, imagine you’re a French news reporter. You’ve conducting this extremely important man-on-the-street interview. And along comes a commentator with … well, unique input. See more funny […]

Judge tells feds they can’t dictate how we pray

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A federal judge has told federal veterans officials that they have no business telling anybody how to pray – and must drop their ban on prayers that conclude “in Jesus’ name.” U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes told the director of […]

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