On the Front Lines of the Culture Wars

In a breathless expose , CNN has revealed the shocking news that the U.S. Air Force has used the faith practiced by four out of five Americans to teach ethics to U.S. airmen. That just can’t be allowed in CNN’s politically correct world. “In a lesson designed to teach the Air Force’s core values to ROTC cadets, Christian…

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 favor of two county residents who complained that they were offended at hearing “in Jesus’…

“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 years.” “Taught by chaplains at Vandenberg Air Force Base, the course used scripture from both…

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 you. Of course, if you are a Christian, the Bible does. But to Muslim faithful, fasting…

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 grader who pitches for his baseball team and was looking forward to the start of…

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 stood at 93 Sunday for the explosion in downtown Oslo and the shootings at a…

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 family’s connections with the generally-considered-to-be-conservative Central Intelligence Agency. The Washington, D.C.-based media watchdog group Accuracy in…

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,” she reports, “and so some people might be surprised that a woman who is being…

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 three-letter word — “Cru.” “While many within the group are praising the change, some outsiders…

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 scene unfolded inside the House of Commons hearing where Murdoch, who also owns Fox News…

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