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On the Front Lines of the Culture Wars

On the Front Lines of the Culture Wars

July 2011 Archives

So, it’s Ramadan, you’ve fasted all day, but now it’s sundown: What’s for dinner?!!!

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Each night during the Islamic festival of Ramadan, faithful Muslims are allowed to break their day-long fast with festive meals, to which family, friends and neighbors are often invited. If you’re not Muslim, don’t worry — the Koran does not require fasting of […]

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12-year-old says God made the difference in when he was attacked by a bull shark

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Twelve-year-old Nicholas Vossler knew what he needed after he was attacked by a shark off of Matagorda Island, Texas. “Mom,” the boy gasped as his stunned mom held him in her arms, “you need to start praying.” A tough sixth […]

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Death toll now 93 in Norway; maximum prison time suspect can serve: 21 years

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Norway’s Anders Behring Breivik, who has confessed he carried out Friday’s bombing and murder spree at a youth camp — and published a 1,500-page “manifesto” on the internet before launching the bloodbath — faces a maximum prison sentence of 21 years. The death toll […]

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AIM: Russian website’s bombshells not to be taken seriously

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With some very nice people across America absolutely convinced that President Obama is either a Communist or a Muslim — or perhaps both, this is refreshing. A Russian government-supported website, Russia Today, implies that Obama’s rise to power is due to his […]

Is there proof this candidate for Catholic sainthood had an abortion?

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Is it possible that a social activist being considered for Catholic sainthood underwent an abortion? Yes, writes Kathleen Gilbert on the LifeSiteNews website. “The Catholic Church considers abortion to be murder of an innocent human being, and an unspeakable evil,” […]

Campus Crusade for Christ changes its name to “Cru”

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Campus Crusade for Christ has decided to make a major change — its name. In early 2012, reports the Internet website The Blaze, the multi-faceted para-church group will officially drop the name it has held for 60 years, replacing it with a […]

Pie-tosser targets Rupert Murdoch, gets creamed by Mrs. Murdoch

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Toward the end of his testimony before the British Parliament Tuesday, Australian news mogul Rupert Murdoch was the target of a pie-in-the-face prankster — who promptly had the tables turned on him by the News Corporation chairman’s wife, Wendi. The dramatic […]

New “liberal” Bible translation substitutes “the Human One” for King James Version’s “Son of Man”

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Five shrinking denominations generally regarded as “liberal” now have their own translation of the Bible. “There are a number of translations available for conservative churches,” spokesman Paul Franklyn told the Nashville Tennessean newspaper. Now, the liberal churches have theirs, the […]

Catholic theologian calls NY Times “attack” on natural contraception “peculiar”

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A prominent Catholic professor says a New York Times attack on natural contraception is “very peculiar” and “completely uninformative.” Professor Janet Smith holds the Father Michael J. McGivney Chair of Life Ethics at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. She is a consultor […]

Toronto school defends Muslim prayers in cafeteria

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By RON CSILLAG Religion News Service TORONTO — A majority-Muslim public school in Toronto is defending its policy of allowing an imam to lead Friday prayers in the cafeteria, saying students who leave school for prayers at a mosque typically don’t […]

Commission says courts have been too tough on British Christians

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By AL WEBB Religion News Service LONDON — A government-funded watchdog panel said British judges have erred in supporting employers who try to fire Christian workers for wearing crosses or refusing to offer sex counseling to gay couples.     The Equality […]

Why are Christian ministries being accused of “hate speech”?

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Why would anybody accuse 13 Christian organizations, including the American Family Association and Tony Perkins’ Family Research Council, of practicing “hate?” Why would anybody apply intense pressure this weekend until TOMS Shoes founder Blake Mycoskie apologized publicly for having anything to […]

Is new Harry Potter movie one more two-hour recruiting film for the occult?

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The final Harry Potter movie opens Friday, but Steve Wohlberg, author of Exposing Harry Potter and Witchcraft, is worried that it’s one more two-hour recruiting film for the occult. “The Pottermania will experience one last spasm as the Grand Finale of […]

So, now it’s not fashionable to support Dr. James Dobson’s “Focus on the Family?”

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In case you haven’t been paying attention, now it’s not fashionable to support Focus on the Family. That’s the message from TOMS Shoes founder Blake Mycoskie. Following criticism from liberal fashionistas, he has assured the politically correct that he certainly […]

Former First Lady Nancy Reagan turns 90

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Ronald Reagan’s First Lady Nancy has turned 90. She observed the occasion quietly at home with family. An iron-willed woman, she has been credited with pushing Reagan to seek the presidency.  Outspoken, she was one of the first modern conservative […]

Virginia’s attorney general tells pastors to speak out on political issues

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Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli recently told a group of 250 pastors that the churches are not only permitted — but also expected — to speak out on political issues. He encouraged the pastors to give “guidance on issues that fall […]

Detroit mom follows Michelle Obama’s example, plants garden, now faces jail time

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Julie Bass got the idea from First Lady Michelle Obama — why not plant what during World War II was called a “Victory Garden” — a small veggie garden in her yard? After all, “The price of organic food is […]

Boss told her to shut up; she sued; she’s accepted a settlement — so, what was it she said?

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    Her boss, Florida State Attorney Robert “Skip” Jarvis, didn’t like the speeches KrisAnne Hall was making. He gave her a choice — quit accepting speaking engagements or lose her job as an assistant state attorney in Jarvis’ office.   She refused and was fired. […]

Theologian ponders why the left so despises Sarah Palin

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One would have thought that no Republican would be able to drive pundits toward the edge of sanity as deftly as George W. Bush used to, but Sarah Palin has surpassed him. She is as hated by the Left as […]

New Yorkers vow to overturn same-sex marriage law, just like California

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Following California voters’ success in repealing their legislators’ legalization of same-sex marriage, New Yorkers are planning an initiative to put the issue on the ballot. “New York same-sex ‘marriage’ advocates will soon face a backlash for forcing the new ‘marriage’ […]

In these difficult times, the thrifty Amish offer lessons to us all

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By ERIN ALBANESE Religion News Service GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The old Lorilee Craker would have picked up a couple of $16 children’s shirts without a second thought, ordered a $20 pizza without checking what’s in the fridge, and sent […]

“Normalization of homosexuality” worries bestselling author

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As he watches “gay pride” celebrations celebrating the legalization of homosexual marriage in New York — and the constant push in the media and the entertainment industry for acceptance of gay marriage, bestselling author John Piper worries that Americans are […]

Atlanta teachers caught cheating, lying and stealing

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Lying, cheating and stealing were commonplace in the Atlanta Public Schools, according to an 800-page report – but the culprits weren’t children.  The report says 178 teachers, principals and administrators over a decade erased wrong answers on students’ state benchmark […]

Casey Anthony could get $1 million to write book about “love, life and God”

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Casey Anthony wants to write an inspirational book – advice about “love, life and most important – God,” she wrote to another inmate during her three years in jail awaiting trial. Due to the high profile of her murder trial, […]

So, what happened to those guys who signed the Declaration of Independence?

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    Have you ever wondered about the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence?   What kind of men were they?   What became of them?   Twenty-four of the 56 men were lawyers and jurists. Eleven were merchants and […]

Prime time TV actually features a normal Christian offering thanks, praying with friends

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The character Lourdes chats with 11-year-old Matt, a fellow survivor   After decades of portraying Christians as hypocrites, crazies and bigots, Sunday night on prime-time TV, a main character actually prayed over her meal, then led others in a prayer […]

Harvard warns: 4th of July parades turn kids into GOP supporters

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Keep your kids away from patriotic events – celebrating America’s heritage will turn them into Republicans. That’s the finding from Harvard University. Furthermore, Democratic candidates need not bother attending Independence Day, say the researchers, since the events only energize right-wingers. “Democratic […]

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posted 7:53:12pm Sep. 28, 2011 | read full post »

Michael Moore: America would welcome a fat president such as Chris Christie
Asked by Joy Behar onHeadline News whether America would vote for a "fat" candidate for President, controversial film-maker Michael Moore, who has never been accused of being too skinny, responded that most of America is fat and would probably ...

posted 10:27:30am Sep. 28, 2011 | read full post »

ACLU, Planned Parenthood combine to fight Mississippi constitutional amendment
Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union have joined forces to create the pro-abortion “Mississippians for Healthy Families” with a goal of defeating a constitutional amendment limiting abortion in the Magnolia ...

posted 11:55:16am Sep. 27, 2011 | read full post »

Scientists tell pollsters religion and science not irreconcilable
Are there irreconcilable differences between faith and science? Not in the opinion of prominent scientists who participated in a five-year study by Rice University. Researchers there found that only a minority of scientists questioned at ...

posted 3:13:07pm Sep. 23, 2011 | read full post »

Wikileaks: U.S. Embassy criticized Catholic influences on Poland
U.S. Embassy officials in Warsaw, Poland, under the Obama administration complained that Catholic Church doctrine is a major source of “homophobia” in the heavily Catholic country, according to diplomatic cables released by ...

posted 3:51:00pm Sep. 08, 2011 | read full post »

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