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Some small good news

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The Good:
Pat Robertson loses seat on evangelical broadcasters' board

Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson, criticized by some evangelicals recently for his comments about Venezuela's president and the prime minister of Israel, has lost a bid for re-election to the National Religious Broadcasters' board of directors.

Unfortunately it's not all good news: Among the successful candidates for the board was Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the Washington-based American Center for Law and Justice, a nonprofit group founded by Robertson.

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NZ Fundie Report


And so, like the news-story about Creationism in the UK, I'll share an article from our New Zealand news service in the same spirit; it's crucial to understand Christian fundamentalism is a creeping global phenomenon. Much like bird-flu, perhaps...

Quote:'Pastor Milne said Ms Bradford's drive was a sign that "spiritual warfare is hotting up in New Zealand".

He said people who rejected God were "under the control of Satan" because they interfered with the biblical responsibility of the parent to discipline their child.'

That's right. There's a bill coming up which will curtail the ability to abuse their child in the name of 'discipline'. And this is part of Satan's plan how now?

Full news story is here.

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No more Gay Advise...

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[Department of Health and Human Services] Removes Gay Advice Section

Pro-family groups are asking why it was there in the first place.

Its not there anymore but for a time the Department of Health and Human Services website included what many considered homosexual propaganda. Peter Sprigg with the Family Research Council complains that good information on the site was minimal while the web page instead focused on celebrating homosexuality.

“There were links to outside organizations as information sources as resources that people could go to and virtually all of those links were to pro-homosexual activist organizations. There was no balance.”

Regina Griggs with PFOX wants balance too but she goes a step further. She thinks organizations that claim homosexuals can’t change should not be allowed to advertise on a government website dedicated to health.

“I think if you’re not a medical association, if you’re not providing fact-based, replicated studies and information you ought to not be listed. We ought to be concerned about the AIDS infection rate, drug use, sex outside of marriage.”

Now that the pro-gay page is gone, Jody Huckaby with the activist group PFLAG is complaining.

“The problem for us is that taking the information off the website will not make the issues go away. These issues have to be dealt with; it’s complete lack of equal treatment. There was very good information on those websites.”

Others beg to differ. The Department of Health and Human Services has not indicated when or if they will update the information on their site.

Current Mood: crushed
Current Music: Ross Neilsen - Walk On By
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Pizza Magnate Modifies Plans for Fla. Town

"I would say I just misspoke," Monaghan said Friday in an interview with The Associated Press. "The town will be open to anybody."

Maybe it's just me being cynical, but I somehow get the feeling this is not the case.

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It's beginning


The nullification of the Constitution, that is.


I don't even know how to begin.

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Text of the Missouri Resolution 13

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House Concurrent Resolution No. 13



Whereas, our forefathers of this great nation of the United States recognized a Christian God and used the principles afforded to us by Him as the founding principles of our nation; and

Whereas, as citizens of this great nation, we the majority also wish to exercise our constitutional right to acknowledge our Creator and give thanks for the many gifts provided by Him; and

Whereas, as elected officials we should protect the majority's right to express their religious beliefs while showing respect for those who object; and

Whereas, we wish to continue the wisdom imparted in the Constitution of the United States of America by the founding fathers; and

Whereas, we as elected officials recognize that a Greater Power exists above and beyond the institutions of mankind:

Now, therefore, be it resolved by the members of the House of Representatives of the Ninety-third General Assembly, Second Regular Session, the Senate concurring therein, that we stand with the majority of our constituents and exercise the common sense that voluntary prayer in public schools and religious displays on public property are not a coalition of church and state, but rather the justified recognition of the positive role that Christianity has played in this great nation of ours, the United States of America.


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More From the Real Life Preacher

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Since the link to his blog was posted earlier in the week, I've been visiting the Real Live Preacher's site and reading his posts with an urgent sort of hunger that only comes when something really clicks with me. Its obvious from the first couple of posts that this guy just *gets it*. He's Christian in the way Christians SHOULD be, as he calls it Old, Deep, Christianity. He doesn't convert, he doesn't judge, he just does his thing, and its beautiful.

While reading, I found this post, which I felt needed to be passed on to the community. A bit of the text is posted below.

Fundamentalism Hurts
January 18, 2003 - 7:14pm

Fundamentalism makes for interesting television, doesn't it? Hearing Jerry Falwell say that abortionists, pagans, and feminists (among others) caused the 9-11 disaster was nauseofascinating. Watching a man hold a sign that says, “God hates fags” is like watching film clips of the holocaust. Can such things be?

Oh, they be.

If you want to know about the Taliban, ask an Afghani woman. If you want to know about Christian fundamentalism, ask a Christian. Fundamentalists are more than interesting television for us. They are people with real power who harm our churches, destroy good ministers, and sully our name.

We've been in the cages with these cats, and they go for the jugular. They are always on the prowl, circling the campfires of the followers of Christ, howling the name of Jesus and splattering our heritage across their banners of hatred.

Watching fundamentalism do its work is like watching the crucifixion over and over and over again.

Never confuse fundamentalism with a particular set of beliefs. Fundamentalism is a methodology. It is a way of relating to people. There are fundamentalist Christians, fundamentalist Muslims, and don't forget the politically correct zealots. You will meet fundamentalists in every walk of life.

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