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Boldfaced lies are created and posted on the web as "Internet satire" so they can be circulated in emails, in order to create fear and outrage. These web sites include a small disclaimer saying that all is fabricated. This one created by a Tea Party Nation blogger.
A Virginia CVS pharmacy did object to an employee wearing ties with Christian symbols.
One of many outrageous, ridiculous, and maliciously false rumors widely circulated on the web.
The Hagel quote is from 2006, and he later included military options.
The two leaders were not in the same city on the same day. Hillary Clinton met with Netanyahu and Obama had lengthy phone conversation with him.
Both Jews and Palestinians stake a claim on Jerusalem and consider it their capital and a holy site. Obama continues the same diplomatic position of previous presidents, both Republican and Democratic.
The President's Devotional, held in Secret' In Newtown after Sandy Hook, by the White House Spiritual Adviser.
According to Pew Research, 18% of Americans and 30% of Republicans still believe that Obama is Muslim. The truth is he has never been Muslim, and is a practicing Christian. View Obama's address on the National Day Of Prayer.
about Obama's private faith
"For-profit, secular corporations cannot engage in religious exercise." says Circuit court. "A corporation is an artificial being, invisible, intangible and
existing only in contemplation of law." Allowing a corporation to impose their religious beliefs is unreasonable and unprecedented extension of
When people become disciples of ideology, faith is lost. That frightens people and chases them away and distances them from the chruch. Recited prayers are not real prayer.
previously attributed to Paul Harvey, but was written in 1996 by Bob Russell
for a Kentucky Governor's
Prayer Breakfast, then delivered by Rev. Joe Wright at the Kansas House of Representatives.
Why would a true Christian twist the truth?
This is complete fabrication published as satire in the National Report, a web site that publishes outrageous fictional stories.
Another complete fabrication published by National Report, a news and political satire web publication that makes up stories that are picked up and circulated.
Total fabrication circulated since December 2012. Whoever created this lie is mocking Christians.
Certain groups may be eligible for the RELIGIOUS CONSCIENCE EXEMPTION. For example Amish,
Mennonites, and Hutterites have a history of
declining Social Security and providing for
their own dependent members. It is unlikely that Muslims are eligible.
In an 84-page document which is essentially the official platform for his papacy, Pope Francis beseeches politicians to guarantee all citizens "dignified work, education and healthcare". He condemns an economy of exclusion and inequality. Read about his first year.
In a November 12 interview with Jake Tapper.
The US relocating its embassy closer to the Vatican to improve security, decrease expense, and to be more architecturally distinctive. The
move has been in the works since George
W. Bush was president. And there is no
evidence to support the idea that the relocation was related to battles
There are no current restrictions or even proof that anyone was stopped
from saying a Christian prayer in the past. To the contrary, volunteers
and the current cemetery director told us Christian prayers are welcome. This is case of passing along a lie told in 2011.
In fact, this email is wrong on just about everything: The word
"dhimmitude" is not in the law. Muslims are not specifically exempted.
And if anyone is exempted, it’s a small number of Christian groups. This was created to create religious turmoil.
PolitiFact found no sign of such a statement -- or anything close..Cruz says Democrats are "fighting a war on religious liberty," but there is no basis for this wild, outrageous claim. Christians should uphold the truth.
New Years message: "We are all children of one heavenly father, we belong to the same human family and we share a common destiny,"
This is another fabricated lie created by satirical blog Diversity Chronicle
then circulated in email as if it were true.
The claim made in a newspaper ad just before an election cited examples which were shown to be false. (Groups who claim to represent morals should have some.)
In a message to more than 2,500 participants at the annual World
Economic Forum, the pontiff urged industrialists and bankers to promote
inclusive prosperity, but stopped short of chiding them for excesses
laid bare by the global financial crisis.
Nobel Peace Prize winner, Desmond Tutu denounced religions that discriminate against LGTB-identified people during the United Nations launch of its gay-rights program in July 2013, in Cape Town. He said, "I am as passionate about this campaign as I ever was about apartheid."
According to a 2013 study by the Public Religion Research Institute and the Brookings Institute
23 percent of 18- to 33-year-olds are religious progressives, 17
percent are religious conservatives, and 22 percent are non-religious. (page 34 of comprehensive report)
This page has dozens of interesting articles about this issue- both sides of the controversy. Read them and decide for yourself.
This comprehensive editorial reviews a wide range of trends to explore this issue.
Observances of the National Day of Prayer took place throughout the U.S. and in the White House each year. In 2010 the Freedom from Religion Foundation
filed a suit against
the Obama Administration saying that the National Day of
Prayer was unconstitutional. The Judge ruled in favor of the prayer observance. See Obama's address to this years observance.
False on many fronts. In 2010 Obama signed an executive order
declaring that federal funds would not be used for abortion services,
except in the case of rape, incest or a woman’s life safety, in
accordance with long-standing restrictions commonly known as the Hyde
An Oregon law passed in 1965 does let children out of school for from two to five hours of
weekly religious instruction. PolitiFact found that at least some of the students who miss classes for
religious study are missing math class, with their parents’ permission.
Carter says, "There's no evidence at all that Jesus Christ did anything except to exalt women."
These two coauthored a book, Sons of Abraham: A Candid Conversation About the Issues That Divide and Unite Jews and Muslims
, in which they explain the theological commonalities between Muslims and Jews while breaking down common misconceptions which are "based on very old misunderstandings of each other’s
PolitiFact could find no tally of conservative versus liberal complaints
about troubles with Facebook. The idea that all the people getting banned
were conservatives is fabrication. Facebook says there isn’t any algorithm. Users report violations and staff at Facebook review those reports.
The internet may be introducing more options for belief. Pew Research found that many think that religious organizations are too concerned with money, power, rules, and politics.
A Gallup Poll shows that 42 percent believe in strict creationism and another 31 percent believe that God directed evolution. This is a small drop since the first survey in 1982, but those who do not believe that God had anything to do with creation rose from 9% to 19 percent.
Hilarious church laws that are really on the books. For example, whispering, burping, passing gas, or eating peanuts in church are really illegal in some American cities. Prosecuting might be difficult.
New teaching contract prohibits teachers, whether Catholic or not, from having sex or living
with a partner outside of marriage, using in-vitro fertilization,
leading a gay “lifestyle,” or publicly supporting any of the above. Teachers fight back with sign, "Would Francis sign?"
Pope Francis, who has always championed the poor and vulnerable, said “Our needs, even if legitimate, will never be so urgent as those of the poor, who lack the necessities of life,"
The gay son of Methodist pastor, Rev. Frank Schaefer, shared how the harmful language of the Church he loved and
served as an adolescent had driven him into a deep depression and to the
brink of suicide. His father's trial and defrocking for performing his gay marriage has led to a deeper faith and to a call to the ministry.
Peace-loving Pope Francis said the international community should work together to decide how to intervene to prevent the slaughter of innocent people. He is considering a Papal visit there to show solidarity with persecuted Christians.
The Defense of Christians was meant to be about unity of people of all nationalities and faiths coming together to support persecution of peoples
of all faiths. Cruz' remarks to the audience, which included many Middle Eastern Christians, emphasized his devotion to the state of
Guy Consolmagno, an astronomer and planetary scientist who works for the Vatican Observatory, says science and religious faith are fully compatible. Only fundamentalists on both sides have issues. These are people who cling to the fundamentals of their truth
because they don't have
the confidence or the faith to look at other viewpoints and facts.
“When we read about Creation in Genesis, we run the risk of imagining
God was a magician, with a magic wand able to do everything. But that is
not so,” Francis said Oct. 27. Unlike much of evangelical Protestantism in the U.S., Catholic teaching traditionally has not been at odds with evolution.
There is nothing that is clearer in the New Testament than the fact that
the gospel breaks down the dividing walls that we have between one
Angeletti's strong political statement against Christian and University values by having students pledge allegiance to a racist, homophobic, sexist America that is in the name of Jesus, that hates Communists and women who want to get abortions.
Nearly 92 percent of the House and Senate are Christian, compared to 73 percent of American adults. 57% are Protestant, 30% are Catholic, and 5% are Jewish. Twenty percent of Americans are unaffiliated, yet only .02% of congress are unaffiliated.
On March 26, 2015 while discussing gun control, Allen said America would benefit from
a law requiring citizens to go to church on Sundays, but she had no plan for accommodating people who worship on a different day or had different beliefs. So much for Separation of Church And State!
The HBO documentary by Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney, alleges the church has practiced physical, psychological and financial abuse of its current and former members for decades.
1. Poor And Marginalized Populations; 2. Environmental Stewardship; 3. Religious Freedom; 4. Economic Opportunity; 5. and Immigration Reform.
After Indiana Governor Pence signed the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the pizzeria owner who said they would never cater a gay wedding went out of business due to the backlash. But a go-fund-me account netted over $125,000 in donations in 17 hours.
The article comes from the National Report, a satirical website. It is not factual and was never intended to be.
President Obama could not have made any
such announcement, as he has no authority to limit church services, and
any attempt to do so would be an obvious violation of the First
Amendment's protections of religious freedom. The referenced article
was a just another hoax from the News Examiner, a fake news site started by Mr. Horner.
A German Catholic diocese wants to make its disgraced former “bishop of bling” responsible
for the 3.9 million euros ($4.9 million) in losses incurred during the
luxury makeover of his residence and office. The Vatican has banished him from the diocese and he has resigned.
In 2013, he co-sponsored the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,
which was meant to prohibit abortions of unborn children more than 20
weeks into a pregnancy. It would have allowed exceptions in rape or
incest or if the life of the mother was threatened. He refused to say if he would let a woman die rather than abort.
All seventeen GOP candidates are Christian, and all say they have had unique experiences with God and religion. Take the quiz and see how much you now about their religious beliefs.
Religious Right leader and “19 Kids and Counting” reality TV star, already scared by past abuse charges, now admits he was unfaithful to his wife after it was revealed that he had a paid account on
Ashley Madison, a website for people seeking extramarital affairs, while
he worked as a top FRC official.
Efforts to change sexual orientation have been deemed harmful by every scientific organization and have been blamed for many suicides. Now Illinois, California, New Jersey, Oregon and the District of Columbia have made it illegal.
It is likely that Josh Duggar's extreme brand of Christianity helped nurture his extreme sex addiction. Some common conservative lessons that may be damaging include: Once you cross the line, you are ruined; Men were hardwired to objectify women; All sex outside of marriage is equally bad (ex. rape and teen lovers); Your worth is irrevocable- instead of teaching that God loves always.
Apostolic Pentecostals do not use alcohol or
tobacco. They generally don’t watch TV or movies. Women wear long dresses, and don’t cut their
hair or wear makeup. Apostolic men, however, look “like everybody else. ”It’s called “external holiness,”
Huckabee was asked if he would issue a second
divorce to Kim Davis, or refuse since Jesus condemned divorce, but said
nothing about homosexuality. Huckabee could not answer. He quoted Matthew 19 to support his narrow
definition of marriage, however that verse was actually one where Jesus was condemning
The act of judging the motives and actions of others is sticky. It's not like righteously throwing a rock at the one we deem guilty. Judging is more like putting your fist in pot of glue, then when you decide to throw it at your intended target, it sticks to you. Read more in Mick Mooney blog
Pastor, Kevin Swanson hosted an political event attended by 1700 people in Iowa, where he called for gays to be rounded up and killed. He quotes Bible verses out of context to support this murder.
On the stage with him were Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindil, and Mike Huckabee.
A study by Baylor University researcher Aaron Franzen found frequent
Bible reading predicted greater support for issues ranging from the
compatibility of science and religion, important of seeking social and economic justice, to more humane treatment of
Susie Meister who has a PhD in Religious Studies and campaigned for George W. Bush tells about a shift in her understanding of Scripture after she examined it for herself. Non-judgmental Jesus, who defended a prostitute and ate
with the poor didn't look anything like the politics of the Right.