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LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]horvendile)

There is a great editorial in the NY Times today: Christ Among the Partisans. The first paragraph tells the story:

THERE is no such thing as a "Christian politics." If it is a politics, it cannot be Christian. Jesus told Pilate: "My reign is not of this present order. If my reign were of this present order, my supporters would have fought against my being turned over to the Jews. But my reign is not here" (John 18:36). Jesus brought no political message or program.

You have to register to read it but it is worth it.

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News roundup

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]amethyst_hunter)

Per this link, the following quote:

Vice President Dick Cheney told the pro-Israel lobbying group AIPAC last month, "The United States is keeping all options on the table in addressing the irresponsible conduct of the regime. And we join other nations in sending that regime a clear message: We will not allow Iran to have a nuclear weapon."

I'm sure I've seen mentions of Zionist groups that have ties to dominionism, but I don't know if AIPAC is one of them. Frankly, I'm with the British official: the whole thing is ABSOLUTELY "nuts", to say the least.


American Idol contestant says she's not 'a gay advocate'

Mandisa Says She's Not a Gay 'Advocate'
Friday April 7 9:49 PM ET

Is ousted "American Idol" contestant Mandisa anti-gay? The 29-year-old soul singer and outspoken Christian, who was voted off the hit Fox show Wednesday, says she would not perform at an event held in support of the gay community.

Mandisa, a native of Antioch, Tenn., tells Advocate magazine, "Based on what I believe, I'm not an advocate for (being gay), so it's nothing I would take part in."

Still, she says in an interview in the magazine's Web site, she's "really upset" by speculation she endorses the ex-gay movement a collection of Christian groups that seek to alter sexual orientation. The speculation stemmed from comments she made on the "American Idol" Web site praising author and speaker Beth Moore, of Living Proof Ministries. Moore's Web site has links to groups such as Exodus International that discourage homosexuality.
(emphasis mine)

"It broke my heart," Mandisa says. "I live my life by the value system that you treat others the way you want to be treated. I let love be my guide. I absolutely hate no one."

Long a favorite of "Idol" judges, she says her views "could have contributed" to her surprising elimination. "Idol" contestants are trimmed weekly based on fan voting.

"Honestly, I'm not sure," she says. "I've heard a lot of different theories about what could have happened, and all of 'em sound pretty decent to me."

Correct me if I'm wrong, but hasn't Exodus International been implicated on here as a dangerous coercive group?


And from this link, the Brits have their hands full dealing with hatemongers on their side of the pond: Text inside )


And last, but not least, the nutjobs prove once again that it's not really the love of children that motivates their actions:

Abortion Foes Seek Kansas Grand Jury Probe

By ROXANA HEGEMAN, Associated Press Writer Fri Apr 7, 5:50 PM ET

WICHITA, Kan. - Abortion opponents Friday submitted petitions demanding a grand jury investigation into the case of a mentally retarded woman who died of an infection after undergoing a late-term abortion.

The petitions contained 7,754 signatures, far more than required under a little-used Kansas law that enables citzens to force the impaneling of a grand jury.

Abortion foes want to see Dr. George Tiller prosecuted on charges of involuntary manslaughter and other offenses in the death of Christin Gilbert, a 19-year-old woman whose family brought her to Tiller's clinic in Wichita last year.

(If there's a corpse around these necrophiles sure are quick to use it for their own purposes, aren't they? Shades of Terri Schiavo, anyone? "We don't really care about your life, in fact it's a fortunate thing that you're not around to talk!")

If the signatures and petition are found to be valid, a grand jury can be assembled.

"This is a proactive measure to tell the city government, to tell the people in Topeka, to tell the governor that George Tiller is not above the law," said Troy Newman, president of Operation Rescue in Wichita.
(emphasis mine)

Last year, Kansas medical regulators cleared Tiller in the woman's death.

Lee Thompson, who represents Tiller's clinic, said that a grand jury would be "a waste of public resources" and that the petition drive "is a blatant publicity stunt by an extremist group."

Kansas has become a major abortion battleground because Tiller is one of the few doctors in the United States to perform late-term abortions.

Tiller's clinic has been the target of protests for years. His clinic was bombed in 1985, and he was shot by a protester in 1993.

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Christians Sue for Right Not to Tolerate Policies
Many codes intended to protect gays from harassment are illegal, conservatives argue.
By Stephanie Simon, Times Staff Writer
April 10, 2006

ATLANTA — Ruth Malhotra went to court last month for the right to be intolerant.

Malhotra says her Christian faith compels her to speak out against homosexuality. But the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she's a senior, bans speech that puts down others because of their sexual orientation.

Malhotra sees that as an unacceptable infringement on her right to religious expression. So she's demanding that Georgia Tech revoke its tolerance policy.

read the rest of the article )

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Tom DeLay: Officially added to the watchlist?

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]wyldraven)

DeLay's Next Mission From God

Excerpt )

Tom DeLay apparently sees himself as the next Messiah.

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Christian Coalition on the decline??

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]exotic_princess)


In an era when conservative Christians enjoy access and influence throughout the federal government, the organization that fueled their rise has fallen on hard times.

The once-mighty Christian Coalition, founded 17 years ago by the Rev. Pat Robertson as the political fundraising and lobbying engine of the Christian right, is more than $2 million in debt, beset by creditors' lawsuits and struggling to hold on to some of its state chapters.

Current Mood: intrigued
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Bill Mahler tells it like it is


Video clip of Bill Mahler talking about 'persecuted Christians'.

It's a real gem!

And his view on Intelligent Design is a hoot, too.


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War On Easter


I thought you fine folks might be interested in the War on Easter.

Have fun!

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Two very disturbing articles...

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]wyldraven)

:::this decidedly mainstream doctor and administrator says, "I no longer trust FDA decisions or materials generated [by the government]. Ten years ago, I would not have had to scrutinize government information. Now I don't feel comfortable giving it to my patients."

Read more... )

The new lies about women's health - Glamour Magaizine

If that one is not bad enough:

Forensic vagina inspectors? )

Pro-Life Nation (NY Times, requires registration, use darkchristian/darkchristian)

courtesy [info]starcat_jewel

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