Just wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving to all of our readers out there. Hope you and your families have a safe and happy holiday. And also, will be praying for a Dallas Cowboy victory.
One last thing…
Heard a story recently about some parents who took exception to the religious aspects of a little play known as, A Charlie Brown Christmas. The Christmas special has long been a favorite play for kids, as well as an animated TV special aired around this time of year.
The following is a message provided by one atheist group regarding a school trip to see the play:
“While everyone loves Charlie Brown, the religious content of the program is a problem, as is the trip to a church to see it,” wrote (Anne) Orsi on the group’s Facebook page. “Oddly enough, not all kids at the school are Christian, and their parents don’t want them singled out as ‘different.’ Who’d a thunk it?”
While the irony is almost certainly lost on people that complain about such religious events – that they take exception to others forcing their religion upon them, and fight back by forcing their non-religion on those same people – I’d like to take the time to recognize this particular atheist organization trying to rain on everybody else’s parade this holiday season.
So atheists, I present to you the easily most offensive portion of A Charlie Brown Christmas in your eyes – Linus, quoting scripture in an attempt to quantify the true meaning of Christmas.
Expect the media to thoroughly investigate the Mormon religion and tie Presidential candidate Mitt Romney to its more controversial aspects in the coming months.
David Gregory of Face the Nation started off yesterday with some brief questions.
In a rare appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney took on a personal issue that has resisted talking about in the past: his religion.
Host David Gregory asked the GOP presidential hopeful what he thought a successful run this fall would mean to Mormons in America.
“I’m sure a number of members of my faith are proud of the fact that someone of my faith and our faith is able to run for president,” Romney said. “My own reaction is, I’ve got so many challenges ahead of me, I don’t think so much about the impact this has on the church day to day, but more about what kind of impact I want to have on the electorate and what it takes to become elected president.”
Romney emphasized the importance of the ethical foundations his religion had taught him.
In 2008, the media failed to ask a similar question of Barack Obama. A question along the lines of, “What do you think a successful run this fall would mean to your pastor Jeremiah Wright”?
As a public service reminder (because that’s what we do), here is a little smattering of the President’s religion and pastor which was all but ignored as he ran for office.
Yesterday, Democrats held an embarrassing voice vote on whether the word “God” should be reinstated into their platform.
God had been omitted from the platform earlier in the week.
Allen West has responded by releasing the following ad which states, “Three Times They Said No to God“.
The ad shows the disaster that developed on the convention floor in which Democrats vehemently booed and screamed as the resolution was forced through against their wishes. It concludes with Wolf Blitzer stating, “Who would’ve thought the word ‘God’ would’ve been so controversial?”
The biggest question here is – who the hell gives a flying fig?
Via ABC News:
President Obama today announced that he now supports same-sex marriage, reversing his longstanding opposition amid growing pressure from the Democratic base and even his own vice president.In an interview with ABC News’ Robin Roberts, the president described his thought process as an “evolution” that led him to this decision, based on conversations with his staff members, openly gay and lesbian service members, and his wife and daughters.“I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors, when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together; when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married,” Obama told Roberts in an interview to appear on ABC’s “Good Morning America” Thursday.
And for those who argue that this is an historic announcement – get a grip on yourself. Same-sex marriage is not a civil right, it is a manufactured controversy. It is not akin to the civil rights movement for blacks, or the civil rights movement for women. It is not an Arab Spring.
It is a non-issue.
Update: The Panderer-In-Chief is already soliciting campaign donations for his newly found … um … love affair, with gay marriage.
Via Weasel Zippers:
Today, I was asked a direct question and gave a direct answer:
I believe that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry.
I hope you’ll take a moment to watch the conversation, consider it, and weigh in yourself on behalf of marriage equality:
So I decided it was time to affirm my personal belief that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry.
I respect the beliefs of others, and the right of religious institutions to act in accordance with their own doctrines. But I believe that in the eyes of the law, all Americans should be treated equally. And where states enact same-sex marriage, no federal act should invalidate them.
If you agree, you can stand up with me here. [goes to campaign fundraising page]
This is such a low-level calculated move to get votes, that I would almost think it beneath even Obama to stoop this far.
Incidentally, now that Obama is an advocate for states rights, he’ll be dropping lawsuits against those who are trying to secure their own borders right?
Shareholder to New York Times: “You’re Willing to Offend the Catholics Because They’re Not Going to Come and Kill You”
|New York Times Chairman, Arthur Sulzberger|
Last month, the New York Times accepted and ran an advertisement which bashed religion, and asked Catholic readers to consider leaving the church. Such an advertisement in itself does not show the Times religious bias. What does however, is the fact that the same newspaper refused to run a similar ad that asked practicing Muslims to do the same.
Via Fox News:
The New York Times is being accused of having a double standard when it comes to questioning religion, after it ran an ad calling on Catholics to leave their church, but nixed an ad making the same plea to Muslims.
The newspaper published an ad from Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation on March 9 which asked Catholics, “why send your children to parochial schools to be indoctrinated into the next generation of obedient donors and voters?” The ad went on to call loyalty to the faith misplaced “after two decades of sex scandals involving preying priests, church complicity, collusion and cover-up going all the way to the top.”
But in a story first reported by The Daily Caller, when Pamela Geller, a blogger and executive director of Stop Islamization of America, offered the same $39,000 for the Old Gray Lady to run an ad making a similar appeal to Muslims, the newspaper passed.
“This shows the hypocrisy of The New York Times, the “gold standard” in journalism, and its willingness to kowtow to violent Islamic supremacist intimidation,” Geller told FoxNews.com.
Responding to the heat brought on by the blatant hypocrisy, the New York Times claimed that they opposed the anti-Muslim ad because it could jeopardize the safety of American troops.
Fox News host Trace Gallagher reached out to the Times for comment, receiving the following explanation:
“The fallout from running this ad now could put U.S. troops and/or civilians in the [Afghan] region in danger.”
Now however, one shareholder at the New York Times has openly criticized their double-standard operation by suggesting that it is the company’s own safety they are looking out for.
Cliff Kincaid, Director of the AIM Center for Investigative Journalism, and a shareholder in the company, confronted a group of executives at the Times annual shareholders meeting, accusing them of running the anti-Catholic ad because:
“You’re willing to offend the Catholics because they’re not going to come and kill you.”
That’s it in nutshell, is it not? The media is willing to report negatively about other religions, but refuse to cast a negative shadow on Islam. And fear is the overwhelming factor.
What the media should be doing is an introspection, asking themselves why they are afraid of offending Muslims. When they find that answer, maybe they can more accurately report on the events involving Islamic extremists.
Here is a larger excerpt from Kincaid’s report:
Not sure what kind of prayer is involved with the termination of a child, but that’s not exactly a religion I’d like to be involved with. This is a bit sickening – another salvo fired in the left’s War on Children.
A local Planned Parenthood abortion business in California is copycatting the 40 Days for Life campaign, which recently resulted in saving the lives of more than 700 unborn children from abortion. The abortion business has set up its own 40 Days of Prayer for the local abortion center.“We trust you to decide about your sexuality, having your children, and planning your family,” says a flier promoting the Humbolt County Clergy for Choice event. “We are religious leaders who value all human life. We accept that religions differ about when life begins. We are here to help.”“We believe that human life is holy. That’s why we believe in your right to choose to be a parent or not,” the pro-abortion religious leaders continue. “It can be helpful to talk with friends you trust, with licensed counselors, and with whatever religious person you choose. Humboldt County Clergy are available to talk with you about the spiritual aspects of choice. Find out more by calling Six Rivers Planned Parenthood.”
How can somebody be so disconnected from reality to say that they ‘believe that human life is holy’ while simultaneously promoting the act of ending life?
The flyer continues to provide specific ‘prayers’ for abortion throughout each of the 40 days, and can be seen below.
As Gateway Pundit says, it’s an Obama world now…
From a site called – I kid you not – Unicorn Booty:
Nicole Jodice’s sweet, sweet boo raises a gay pride flag above a U.S. military base while stationed in Afghanistan. Not a hoax! Not a photoshop illusion. Nicole assures us this is the real deal, baby!
A bottomless well of gratitude and admiration to not only the LGBT members of the military across the globe, but the incredible straight allies that literally wave the flag for equality wherever they go. We’re absolutely humbled and inspired by your support. Thank you!
Equality doesn’t appear to go both ways however.
In November, Politico reported that a Christian cross had been removed from an army chapel…
A large cross that had been prominently displayed outside a chapel on an isolated military base in northern Afghanistan was taken down last week, prompting outrage from some American service members stationed there.
“We are here away from our families, and the chapel is the one place that feels like home,” a service member at Camp Marmal told POLITICO. “With the cross on the outside, it is a constant reminder for all of us that Jesus is here for us.”
“Not having it there is really upsetting,” added another. “I walk by the chapel daily on the way to chow and the gym, and seeing the cross is a daily reminder of my faith and what Jesus accomplished for me. It is daily inspiration and motivation for me to acknowledge my faith and stay on the right path.”
Camp Marmal is a German base that hosts NATO forces. The interfaith chapel in question is supervised by the U.S. Army.
The soldiers said they found great comfort in the chapel —and the cross visible outside. “Sometimes the Church and the ability to openly express religious views ultimately gets people through the deployments over here,” one told POLITICO by email.
You can openly express sexual views in the army, but religious views are apparently too controversial.
Now it’s Christians who have to live their lives in a closet.
This must have been a slip-up. The White House isn’t exactly prone to admitting mistakes. Frankly, I’m surprised they haven’t found a way to blame Bush yet.
President Obama’s chief of staff said what religious organizations around the country have been thinking for weeks, as he seemed to acknowledge that the original contraception mandate “violated” their freedom of conscience.
“No institution that has — [no] non-profit institution — that has religious principles that we violated has to pay for or directly offer these services,” White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew said yesterday on Fox News Sunday. “But women have access to the kinds of care that they are entitled to.”
|When did it become a horrible thing to believe in God?|
Baltimore Ravens linebacker, Terrell Suggs, took an unprovoked shot at Denver Broncos quarterback, Tim Tebow, earlier today. During an appearance on ESPN’s show, First Take, Suggs had this to say (via Yahoo! Sports):
“With all due respect we don’t need God on our sidelines,” Suggs said. “Once again God had to save Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos. He couldn’t even give them two drives? Seven to three?”[Referring to the score Denver lost by on Sunday.]
The trash-talking was seemingly unnecessary, as Suggs and the Ravens have a bye this week, and likely will not face the Broncos in the playoffs.
Suggs personal rant against Tebow didn’t stop there. He went on to claim he could put up better numbers than Tebow at quarterback.
From the Bleacher Report:
Suggs was interviewed by notorious instigator Skip Bayless on ESPN’s and told the television personality that he could put up similar numbers to his “man crush” Tim Tebow if he were playing quarterback in Denver.
From their, the religion mocking continued:
Not only did Suggs attack Tebow’s production and call the 8-8 Broncos “mediocre,” but he said he and the Ravens don’t need to pray on the sideline to win football games be bailed out by a kicker.
“He’s alright. He’s alright. Let’s be honest, Skip, I can put up the numbers he was [putting up],” he said. “It’s all about numbers, baby. Give me a shot. Let’s see what we can do, create my own offense and hopefully my kicker can nail a 62-yarder to bail me out a few times, Jesus shows up. … That boy be praying on the sidelines, boy. I don’t feel comfortable [if] I’ve got to pray every fourth quarter like, ‘Oh my God, please come save me again.’”
Watch the partial video below…