Archive for: July, 2008

Registrar wins same-sex tribunal (BBC)

From the BBC – A marriage registrar was harassed for refusing to conduct same-sex ceremonies, a tribunal has ruled. Lillian Ladele, who said the civil partnership ceremonies went against her Christian faith, hailed the decision as a "victory for religious liberty". The tribunal ruled that Miss Ladele was discriminated against on grounds of religious beliefs and was harassed. Islington council […]

 
 

Largest religious liberty festival to date draws 45,000

Angola: rebuilding country promotes freedom of belief Adventist News Network Some 45,000 Angolans gathered at a sports stadium in Luanda June 28 to celebrate freedom of religion in their country, which is rebuilding in the aftermath of a 27-year civil war that ended in 2002. The festival, the largest to date, followed a three-day religious liberty congress sponsored by the […]

 
 

Landowner Of Proposed Muslim Community Site Files Suit Against Town

In Walkersville, Maryland, a landowner who wanted to sell his farm to a Muslim group is suing the town for religious discrimination because they have refused his right to do so. This is a classic case of "NIMBYism" (Not in My Back Yard) where city officials used what sounds like neutral language to carefully make it impossible for a religious […]

 
 

VIDEO: Barack Obama on Religious Pluralism – The Speech that sparked the Debate

Last week's dispute between James Dobson and Barack Obama centered on this speech given on June 28, 2006.  We posted the text previously.

 
 

Ron Paul – "Something Big Is Happening" (CampaignForLiberty.com)

Regardless of what you might think about former presidential candidate and Congressman Ron Paul, the following is worth taking a few minutes time to read.  This is from http://www.campaignforliberty.com/blog/?p=115#more-115 The following statement is written by Congressman Paul about what he believes is a pending financial disaster. He will introduce this statement as a special order and insert it into the […]

 
 

VIDEOS: Independence Day Music

Today, in celebration of July 4th, we are pleased to present a few music videos, some older, some newer from a variety of sources.  If you get a few minutes between the hot dogs, fireworks, and parades, take a look.  The descriptions are from YouTube. The Star Spangled Banner – 1944 Theater Sing-Along During WWII, this version of the national […]

 
 

OPINION: Patrick J. Buchanan: The Wars of Religion Return (HumanEvents.com)

Conservative commentator Patrick Buchanan, in a column published by Human Events, explores the conflict between those who want to achieve "social peace" between people regardless of their beliefs and the "duty" to "make God's Law man's law." The full article is online at http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=27282&s=rcmp Last week's clash between Dr. James Dobson and Barack Obama is but the latest skirmish in […]

 
 

VIDEO: For Independence Day – "Letters From War" by Mark Schultz

Regardless of what you think about the war, I think we all hope and pray that the men and women who are serving make it home safe.

 
 

NEWS / ANALYSIS: Obama to expand Bush's faith based charities and support their right to hire/fire based on faith (AP)

Jennifer Loven of the Chicago AP bureau reports today that Barack Obama is announcing plans to expand the amount of federal social service funding that will be going to religious organizations that provide services to their local communities. CHICAGO (AP) – Reaching out to evangelical voters, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is announcing plans that would expand President Bush's program […]