Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The Biblical Implications of Jon Huntsman’s Website

Right now, it's just a "Coming Soon" banner, but by the time he announces his candidacy tomorrow it will be bursting with the usual multi-media features (hopefully not too many). Anyone else puzzled by the biblical allusion in that URL? When I read it, I hear "John 20:12."

Methodist Clergy Defy Church’s Gay Marriage Ban: ‘An Uprising Taking Place’

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A growing number of pastors in the United Methodist Church say they’re no longer willing to obey a church rule that prohibits them from officiating at same-sex marriages, despite the potential threat of being disciplined or dismissed from the church. In some parts of the U.S., Methodist pastors have been marrying same-sex couples or conducting blessing ceremonies for same-sex unions for years with little fanfare and no backlash from the denomination. Calls to overturn the rule have become increasingly vocal in recent weeks, ratcheting up the pressure for the Methodist church to join other mainline Protestant denominations that have become more accepting of openly gay leaders.

Catholics Rally Against Same-Sex Marriage Vote

Dennis Poust, communications director for the New York State Catholic Conference, says it has a network of more than 60,000 people across the state emailing and making thousands of phone calls to senators' offices.

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Many thousands flock to hear Pope Benedict in Croatia

He spoke of the "disintegration" of the family, and urged couples not to give in to a "secularized mentality" of living together instead of marrying.
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Republican contenders compete for Christian conservatives

Virtually all the Republican presidential contenders appeared before the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference in Washington, which ended Saturday. Each was warmly received by hundreds of delegates from across the country, though Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann generated the most enthusiastic response.

2012 Republican hopefuls court religious right

The Faith and Freedom Coalition's two-day conference proved that the religious right still plays a major role in the nominating process, even if it's less organized than during the Christian Coalition's heyday and economic issues are dominating the early campaign.
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“Establishment Clause” Deciphered

America was created by our Founding Fathers, a group of strikingly intelligent men. As they wrestled with the leviathan task of penning the documents that would lay the foundation for a sovereign constitutional republic, they used their brilliant minds to write as concisely, as clearly, and as succinctly as they could. Proof of this can be found in the relative brevity of our Constitution. That a document so comparatively short could contain such previously unimaginable gravitas as to guide what would become the greatest, most prosperous nation on the face of Earth for more than two centuries surely proves their genius.
Veterans' Affairs A Houston judge ruled that a pastor can use "Jesus Christ" during a prayer at the Houston National Cemetery

Judge Rules Pastor Can Say ‘Jesus Christ’ at Memorial Day Ceremony at National Cemetery

A federal judge in Texas ruled Thursday that the government cannot prohibit a Houston preacher from saying “Jesus Christ” while delivering an invocation at an upcoming Memorial Day ceremony to be held the national cemetery in the city.
Followers of Harold Camping's Family Radio religious group spread the message of doom in Manhattan.

World doesn’t end: California prophet had no Plan B

Harold Camping spent millions of dollars telling the nations it was the end of days; now his followers may need counselling
Stephen Hawking dismisses belief in God in an exclusive interview with the Guardian. Photograph: Solar & Heliospheric Observatory/Discovery Channel

Stephen Hawking: ‘There is no heaven; it’s a fairy story’

A belief that heaven or an afterlife awaits us is a "fairy story" for people afraid of death, Stephen Hawking has said. In a dismissal that underlines his firm rejection of religious comforts, Britain's most eminent scientist said there was nothing beyond the moment when the brain flickers for the final time. Hawking, who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease at the age of 21, shares his thoughts on death, human purpose and our chance existence in an exclusive interview with the Guardian today.
Chief rabbi Jonathan Sacks Lord Sacks warns that the hostility between religion and science is equally damaging to both

Chief rabbi challenges Stephen Hawking in row over origins of universe

The chief rabbi, Lord Sacks, hit back at Stephen Hawking after the astrophysicist said God did not create the universe. In his new book, The Grand Design, published next week, Hawking concludes that science excludes the possibility of a deity and that it is unnecessary to "invoke God to light the blue touch paper and set the universe going".

DOJ, DHS Film Instucts Law Enforcement to Obey Sharia Gender Discrimination

Source: Counter Contempt.com By David Stein “The First Three to Five Seconds: Arab and Muslim Cultural Awareness for Law Enforcement” is an outrageous example of...
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The End is Near? Harold Camping’s False Teaching

Harold Camping is now warning the world that the Day of Judgment will begin at about 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2011. The 89-year-old founder of Family Radio has made such pronouncements before, most recently in 1994. He now says that he simply miscalculated then, but he is absolutely certain that he has the right calculation now. You have been warned.
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Let me see if I’ve got this straight. The U.S. military and its allies are engaged in “Operation Enduring Freedom” in Afghanistan.

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