Topic: Religious Tolerance
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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
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.
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.
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
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.
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?"
Rev. Cameron Partridge will be the first openly transgender priest to preach at historic Washington National Cathedral. Rt Rev Gene Robinson, the first openly gay priest to be elected a bishop will preside at the service on June 22, 2014.
With each generation, the popularity of religious conservatism has
declined. 47 percent of the Silent Generation (ages 66 to 88)
are religious conservatives, compared with 34 percent of Baby Boomers,
23 percent of Gen Xers and 17 percent of Millennials.
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.
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
This organization, supported by an extensive list of notable Republican politicians and public servants, has posted an impressive statement called, Why Sam Brownback’s Policies are Taking Kansas in the Wrong Direction.
They say these Republican policies have caused deficit spending, drastic cuts in education and highway spending, hurt job growth, benefited special interests at the expense of the people, and downgrades Kansas character and creates embarrassing headlines.
Robertson's anti-gay tirade October 22, came after gay Houston Mayor Annise Parker issued subpoenas to five prominent pastors who had opposed a new anti-discrimination law. He said “No Christian ... would ever try to enforce somebody against their belief or else suffer jail." (Jail was never threatened.) While the subpoenas were inappropriate and were recalled, the anti discrimination laws are written to protect from people like Robertson. Jesus never discriminated against gays.
Cooper said, “Just to be clear, if, like Pat
Robertson, you somehow missed all the evidence, all the research, the
depth and breath of all the knowledge garnered about HIV and AIDS
over the past three decades: You cannot get HIV if you share towels.”
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.
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!
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.
Don’t speak to me about your religion; first show it to me in how you treat other people.
Don't tell me how much you love your God; show me in how much you love all His children. Don't preach to me your passion for your faith; teach me through your compassion for your neighbors.
In the end, I'm not as interested in what you have to tell or sell as in how you choose to live and give.
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.
Francis met with "several dozen" people at the Vatican's embassy and such meetings are due to the pope's "kindness and availability." Many believe that Kim Davis was a trap for the Pope, who had no prior knowledge of the controversy.
This is a reported script of the contact where she repeatedly talked over the Pope
Jim Wallis, who spoke to the Parliament of the World's Religions
said, if you believe that every human being regardless of religion or nationality, is made in the image of God, is a child of God, and if you believe in loving your neighbor then income inequality is a spiritual issue, a moral issue,
and a religious test of our belief. We can address inequality through human dignity, stewardship, and the common good.
Don't forget to pray for the misguided members of ISIS who think that God likes the murder of innocents. They do not represent Muslim teachings. Mohamed was a man of peace. May they understand the true meaning of their faith.
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.