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Ten Commandments Removed from Capitol Under Cover of Darkness

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 - by Michael T. Hamilton

This week the Ten Commandments were removed under cover of darkness–not to Philistia, but to a conservative think tank in Oklahoma. The state paid $4,700 (call it a temple tax) to a private contractor for the removal of the monument from the Capitol grounds. (A tad ironically, the monument in question is a replacement; like […]

Archaeologists Claim To Have Found The Ancient Cities Of Sodom and Gomorrah

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 - by Chris Queen

In recent years we’ve seen archaeological discoveries that go hand in hand with the accounts of the Old and New Testaments. Christian and Jewish believers alike have heralded these finds as exciting proof of the veracity of the Bible. Now a team from New Mexico has reportedly uncovered the ruins of the cities most notorious […]

ISIS Is Using Ancient Churches As Slaughterhouses And Torture Chambers

Monday, October 5th, 2015 - by Chris Queen

The Washington-based advocacy organization International Christian Concern is reporting that Islamic State militants used several historic churches in Mosul as stations for animal sacrifice during a recent Islamic festival. One of those churches was the famous St. Ephrem Syriac Orthodox Church, which ISIS took over in June and reopened as a “mosque of the mujahideen.” […]

Vatican Confirms: Kim Davis Met with Pope Francis

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 - by Debra Heine

In case there was still any confusion, Pope Francis made the Church’s position on gay marriage abundantly clear during his trip to the United States. Yesterday, CBS reported that the Kentucky clerk who went to jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples got to meet with Pope Francis during his visit to […]

Pope Francis Sides With ‘Conscientious Objectors’ Like Kim Davis in Gay Marriage Debate

Monday, September 28th, 2015 - by Debra Heine

It appears that Pope Francis was not swayed by the LGBT activists and liberal nun the president indecorously invited to attend his speech at the White House last week. Without referring to her by name, the pope took Kentucky clerk Kim Davis’ side in the national debate about the rights of individuals who refuse to abide by gay marriage […]

In California, the Unholy Left Goes After a Saint

Monday, September 28th, 2015 - by Michael Walsh

When I was a kid growing up in southern California, there was probably no more revered figure than that of Father Junipero Serra, the founder of the famous mission trail and the priest who brought Christianity to the West Coast. Today, of course, he’s a figure of hate: Days after Pope Francis elevated Father Junipero […]

Muslim Model Hangs Herself to Avoid Arranged Marriage

Sunday, September 27th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

British-Pakistani model kills herself fearing her family would force her into arranged marriage. — Natasha Fatah (@NatashaFatah) September 21, 2015   The Daily Mail reports: Nadia Menaz, 24, was found dead at her home in Oldham, Greater Manchester in May, five months after taking out a court order to stop her family from forcing […]

Pro-Israel Advocates Fight Back as New York School Teaches Third Graders to Be ‘Freedom Fighters for Palestine’

Saturday, September 26th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Bassem Tamimi, father of the infamous Pallywood star “Shirley Temper,” was invited to speak to a classroom of third graders in Ithaca, New York. Legal Insurrection broke the story: An uproar is brewing in Ithaca, New York, after anti-Israel activists bragged on Facebook how they managed to bring Palestinian activist Bassem Tamimi to a third-grade […]

Pelosi: ‘We All Support the Sanctity of Life’

Friday, September 25th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) praised Pope Francis’ Thursday speech to Congress, but said the line about the sanctity of life that brought the whole chamber to its feet was open to interpretation. “We all support the sanctity of life,” Pelosi told MSNBC after the address. “We all rose up and applauded what he […]

Pope to Congress: ‘Protect and Defend Human Life at Every Stage’

Thursday, September 24th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Pope Francis crafted his speech to Congress by descriptions of the values of four great Americans — Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton — while reminding lawmakers of the relief portrait of Moses overlooking the chamber. “On the one hand, the patriarch and lawgiver of the people of Israel symbolizes […]

Pope Visits Nuns to Show Support for Their Lawsuit Against Obama Administration

Thursday, September 24th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Pope Francis made an unscheduled stop in Washington on his busy Wednesday — to publicly show his support for the nuns who have sued the Obama administration over the contraception coverage mandate. That came after the pope said at the White House on Wednesday that freedom of religion “remains America’s most precious possession.” “And as […]

Obama on Eid: Pilgrimage to Mecca ‘Reminiscent of Principle Upon Which This Country Is Built’

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

After a morning with Pope Francis at the White House, President Obama marked Eid al-Adha with a lengthy statement noting that “regardless of race, religion, and gender we are reminded that our rich diversity is what strengthens our nation.” Eid al-Adha — the “Feast of the Sacrifice” — begins this evening. “As more than 2 […]

What the Media Is Showing, but Isn’t Saying About Syrian Refugees

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

The photo above was featured in a Reuters report on Syrian migrants travelling between Serbia and Croatia in an attempt to obtain refugee status in Europe. The fairly dull report read: Serbia gave Croatia an end-Wednesday deadline to fully lift a blockade on cargo traffic or face retaliatory measures, as relations between the ex-Yugoslav neighbors sour […]

Chicago Station ‘Extremely Embarrassed’ About Using Nazi Imagery for Yom Kippur Story

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Holy crap, @WGNNews, this is your stock photo for a Jewish holiday?? Nobody thought that’s a bad choice of photo? — Marc Karlinsky (@MarcKarlinsky) September 23, 2015   WGN in Chicago has apologized for showing a Holocaust-era Jewish star to illustrate a story about holy day Yom Kippur. Yes, they went there. But the […]

CBN Asked Trump, ‘Who Is God to You?’: Here’s How He Answered

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

In a video clip just released by the Christian Broadcasting Network, Donald Trump responded to a question about God by calling the Almighty “the ultimate” — along with praise of his own business deals. “Who is God to you? What are some of your thoughts on this?” asked host David Brody, who spent time with […]

Religious Liberty, Pope Says at White House, ‘Remains America’s Most Precious Possession’

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

In remarks with President Obama at the White House this morning, Pope Francis stressed that he’s in the United States to support marriage and religious liberty while giving “words of encouragement” to Congress. There were 11,000 ticketed guests gathered on the South Lawn for the arrival ceremony, along with scores of media, military and staff. […]

Obama: Yom Kippur a ‘Chance to Be Honest… About Our Shortcomings’

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

The visit of Pope Francis coupled with Yom Kippur have frozen a fair share of congressional activity in Washington this week. Yom Kippur begins this evening. President Obama issued a statement on the Day of Atonement today before leaving to greet the pope’s arrival at Joint Base Andrews. “As Jews across America, Israel, and the […]

CAIR Calls for Carson to Drop Out of Presidential Race

Monday, September 21st, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

The Council on American-Islamic Relations today called on Ben Carson to drop out of the presidential race because of his comments on whether a Muslim should be elected to the White House. Carson argued that Islam is not “consistent with the Constitution,” thus he “would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of […]

Catholic Congressman Says He’ll Boycott Pope Address Over Climate Change

Friday, September 18th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

A Catholic congressman said he’s boycotting Pope Francis address to the House and Senate — the hottest ticket in town next week — because he fears the pontiff will spend too much time talking about climate change. Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) wrote in his announcement that “media reports” state the pope will focus on “all […]

Earnest: ‘Too Bad’ Trump ‘Wasn’t Able to Summon the Same Kind of Patriotism’ as McCain on Muslim Question

Friday, September 18th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

The White House implied today that a Trump supporter at a rally yesterday calling President Obama a Muslim is representative of the GOP as a whole, and used the controversy to take swipes at Congress. “I think my first observation is, is anybody really surprised that this happened at a Donald Trump rally? I don’t […]

White House Hoping for Obama Agenda Messages from Pope, But Not Messages on ‘Domestic Political Issue’ of Abortion

Thursday, September 17th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

The White House made clear today that it’s eager for Pope Francis to spread a message against climate change when he comes to the U.S. next week — but they’re not eager for him to wade into issues like abortion that they brand as domestic, internal issues. On a call with reporters today to preview […]

FAA: Keep Your Drones Away from the Pope

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

The Federal Aviation Administration today warned that entire cities will be blocked off as no-drone zones for Pope Francis’ visit next week. The pope flies into Andrews Air Force Base one week from today, on Sept. 22. On Wednesday, Sept. 23, he visits the White House, will tour some of the area in a Jeep […]

Santorum: ‘Because the Supreme Court Says Something Doesn’t Necessarily Mean It’s Law’

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) said he’s siding with Rowan County, Ky., clerk Kim Davis, stressing “because the Supreme Court says something doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a law of the land.” Davis, who served six days in jail for contempt of court for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses, has split the Republican presidential field. […]

Obama Influences Jewish High Holiday Sermons

Sunday, September 13th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

IMRA reports via the JTA that President Obama had a pleasant conversation this week with American rabbis ahead of the Jewish High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot. During the conversation he expressed his desire to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he arrives in town next month for the United Nations’ […]

NYT Marks Jewish Opponents of Iran Deal with Yellow Highlighter

Thursday, September 10th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

The New York Times did an analysis of opponents of the nuclear deal today, taking a highlighter to the Jews even though more Jewish members than not back the president. “Though more Jewish members of Congress support the deal than oppose it, the Democrats against the deal are more likely to be Jewish or represent […]

German Pastor Claims that Hundreds of Muslim Refugees Are Converting to Christianity

Monday, September 7th, 2015 - by Chris Queen

In the midst of the controversy surrounding Muslim refugees flooding into Europe, the pastor of one small church in Berlin is claiming that hundreds of refugees are turning to Christianity at the church he leads. Pastor Gottfried Martens has seen his congregation at the evangelical Trinity Church grow from 150 to more than 600 in just […]

White House: Kentucky County Clerk Should Follow Law Like Obama Does

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

The White House said today that the Kentucky county clerk taken into custody over her refusal to issue same-sex marriage licenses should obey the law just as President Obama does. Press secretary Josh Earnest, asked at today’s briefing about the jailing of Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis for contempt, said “ultimately I think that this […]

Kentucky Clerk Held in Contempt for Failing to Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 - by The Tatler

Kim Davis was taken into custody after a judge found her in contempt of court for failing to issue marriage licenses in the state of Kentucky. U.S. District Judge David Bunning ruled against the Rowan County clerk before deputy marshals removed her from the courtroom. Bunning said Davis could be released if she complies with […]

Iraq Begins Documenting Christian Persecution

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 - by Chris Queen

The Iraqi government has for the first time begun collecting and documenting statistics on Christian persecution in the country. Some of the figures include 7,000 violations against property belonging to Christians since 2003 and a decrease in the Christian population of Iraq of over a million during the same timeframe. One report in June claimed […]

Facebook Tells Monsignor to Drop Title or Lose Site (Video)

Friday, August 21st, 2015 - by Debra Heine

Facebook is notoriously sensitive to a wide spectrum of “gender identities” and is eager to accommodate users wherever they see themselves on the spectrum. Facebook now includes nearly 60 new custom options for genders, including: Gender Variant, Genderqueer, Intersex, Neither, Neutrois, Non-binary, Two-Spirit, and Other. But Facebook is not sensitive to titles. Especially religious ones, as a Washington, D.C., area priest recently discovered. […]

Israeli Leaders Unite Across Political Divide Against Iran Deal

Sunday, August 16th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

A delegation of congressional Democrats, 22 in total, was flown into Jerusalem this past week by AIPAC and told in no uncertain terms by a bevy of Israeli politicians that a vote in favor of the Iran deal is a vote against Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was joined by left-wing Zionist Camp leaders Tzipi […]

Israel Holds Off on Joint Military Exercise with U.S. in Wake of Potential Iran Deal

Monday, August 10th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

IMRA picked up on this release from the Israeli Defense Forces: The relations with the USA continue to be very tense: the editorial board of Israel Defense has learnt that Israel declined far-reaching proposals for Israeli-American defense cooperation in the context of a massive joint training exercise, designated Juniper Cobra 16, scheduled for early 2016. The exercise should include […]

ISIS Abducts Christians to Use as ‘Bargaining Chips’

Monday, August 10th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Arab media reports: Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants have abducted hundreds of civilians, including dozens of Christians, from a central Syrian town it captured earlier this week, activists say, a development that has prompted hundreds of Christian families to flee to areas outside the control of the ultra-radical group. Syria-based activists who monitor the group’s activity […]

Archaeologists Unearth Another Impressive Biblical Find

Thursday, August 6th, 2015 - by Chris Queen

Science continues to prove the Bible on a regular basis. This time, archaeologists from Bar-Ilan University in Israel have uncovered what appears to be the hometown of the giant Goliath. The town, called Gath, was occupied until the ninth century B.C. In biblical accounts, the Philistines — the mortal enemies of the Israelites — ruled […]

Camille Paglia Unloads on Feminism, Bill Clinton at Salon and It’s Delicious

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

I’m a Paglia addict, which is why I’m so psyched for her 3-part interview series being released by Salon, liberal bastion that it is. Dear God, don’t let that turn you off. Read this lesbian atheist’s cultural commentary and you’ll find in it the seeds of the equity feminist movement (fancy lingo for the kind of women’s […]