Archive for: September, 2008

VIDEO AND ANALYSIS – 33 Pastors Defy IRS Ban on Political Endorsement

Some analysis by Michael Peabody – These pastors are deliberately challenging the IRS law prohibiting political endorsement from the pulpit. This shadows a story from a few years back when a pastor at All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena endorsed Kerry. These pastors, however, have mostly endorsed John McCain as having the divine right of leadership and aren't waiting for […]

 
 

INDIA – 27 Seventh-day Adventists Die in Religious Violence

Seventh-day Adventist Church leaders in India have reported at least 27 Adventists dead from anti-Christian brutality that developed in the eastern India region of Orissa in late August. Church leaders said there are still violent outbreaks in the area despite India's Central Reserve Police forces patrolling the state.

 
 

Controlling Freedom of Conscience

Controlling Freedom of Conscience

By Robert Moon, Ph.D. – Historically, most governments required citizens/subjects to have the same religion or belief-system (e.a. Fascism and communism ) as the ruler(s). Exceptions were seldom tolerated. Those who publicly practiced an alternate belief system to the ruler(s) were often intimidated, persecuted, imprisoned, tortured, and martyred. In the discussion that follows paradigms typically used by governments attempting to control freedom of conscience are referred to as: the Gold Rule Paradigm (GRP), the Gatekeeper Paradigm (GP), and the Over Stimulation – Fantasy Paradigm (OS-FP).

 
 

U.S. State Department Releases 2008 Report on International Religious Liberty

The US State Department (United States Council on International Religious Freedom – USCIRF) released the 10th Annual Report on International Religious Freedom. Read it here.

 
 

VIDEO ROUNDUP – ECONOMIC CRISIS – "The Sky is Falling, $700 Billion Should Fix It"

he economic landscape of the United States is facing a crisis of epic proportions. We are told that we are facing an economic depression if Congress does not sign a contract that will essentially admit liability for this crisis and that will form a new branch of government with no oversight. Video clips from news sources, analysts, citizens, and an old film.

 
 

VIDEO UPDATE: Troy Anthony Davis Granted Temporary Reprieve

VIDEO UPDATE: Troy Anthony Davis Granted Temporary Reprieve

Less than 2 hours before Troy was to die by lethal injection, the U.S. Supreme Court , the highest court in the United States, granted a stay of execution. AP Video and updates about Terry Benedict's film project.

 
 

SHOCK! Popular UK Magazine Promotes Sterilization for Women in their 20s

SHOCK! Popular UK Magazine Promotes Sterilization for Women in their 20s

“By the time I was 18, I knew I was never going to change. I couldn't imagine letting something take over my body and then my whole life. I couldn't even look at a baby without feeling uncomfortable.” Chloe, sterilized at age 20

 
 

ECONOMY: Chinese government paper urges new world order for economy…

BEIJING (Reuters) – Threatened by a "financial tsunami," the world must consider building a financial order no longer dependent on the United States, a leading Chinese state newspaper said on Wednesday.

 
 

CANADA: Symposium to be held on Conscientious Objection

The Public Affairs and Religious Liberty Department of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada is sponsoring a Symposium on Conscientious Objection in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The Symposium is planned for November 6 ñ 9, 2008 in Oshawa, Ontario.

 
 

THIS WEEK: Christian-Hindu Unrest leads to Violence in India

Thousands of Christians staged road blockades in several parts of the city on Sunday, after suspected Bajrang Dal activists carried out a series of attacks on prayer halls in Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Chikmagalur districts, alleging conversion…

Police resorted to caning to disperse the protesters, including nuns and women, in the evening near Milagres Hall complex, while a few people threw stones at the police. In the melee, some were hurt and a few vehicles damaged.