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On the Front Lines of the Culture Wars

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Federal court bans “Jesus” from public prayers

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North Carolina’s Forsyth County Board of Commissioners was wrong to allow opening prayers that end “in Jesus’ name,” a federal appeals court has ruled. In a 2-1 decision, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., has ruled in […]

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Vigilant atheists declare victory: No Bible study for U.S. Air Force nuke officers!

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“Earlier this week the Air Force announced the course called ‘Christian Just War Theory’ had been indefinitely suspended,” writes Michael Stone for the Humanist Examiner.  “The course had been part of the curriculum for future nuclear launch officers for more than 20 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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President Obama fails key test for Antichrists: confesses Jesus is Lord
President Barack Obama passed a key test Monday night in case anybody is worried that he is the Antichrist. Speaking at a campaign fundraiser at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, Obama was interrupted by a man identified as David ...

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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