3-Week Fast Ended With Death of Evelyn Boyd, 55
BARTOW | A minister's wife who went on a religious water-only fast for more than three weeks has died.
Evelyn Boyd, 55, was dead for at least a day and no more than three days before her body was discovered Friday, Associate Medical Examiner Dr. Vera Volnikh said.
Boyd shut herself into her bedroom Feb. 7 and had no contact with her family… Continue
Added by Dan on March 11, 2010 at 6:46pm —
A new University of Texas/Texas Tribune survey shows just how destructive a politicized right-wing curriculum can be. A large number Continue
of Texans polled…
Added by Dan on February 20, 2010 at 11:32am —
DENVER– A controversial bill that sought to expand space for religion in Colorado’s public schools failed to make it out of committee Monday. Even before the hearing began, the bill’s sponsor, Continue
Christian conservative state Sen. Dave Schultheis, R-Colorado Springs,
seemed to have accepted the fact that his “Public School Religious Bill
of Rights” would very likely fail to pass and so offered amendments
that significantly weakened its provisions. In the end, so little…
Added by Dan on February 17, 2010 at 8:54pm —
An already ugly divorce and child custody fight in Chicago has given way to a battle over religion.
On Tuesday, 35-year-old law student Joseph Reyes was arraigned in a downtown Chicago courtroom on charges he violated a temporary restraining order that says he can’t expose his 3-year-old
daughter to any other religion than Judaism.
» Click to enlarge image…
Added by Dan on February 17, 2010 at 8:30pm —
http://chrisb327.newsvine.com/_news/2010/01/13/3751892-is-america-a-christian-nation-i-dont-think-so The replies are great as well ~Dan
I've come across several Newsvine articles in which the topic of conversation turns into a debate regarding if America is a christian nation or not. As you can probably imagine, the discussions become very charged on both sides of… Continue
Added by Dan on February 16, 2010 at 4:36am —
RICHMOND, Calif. (Feb. 15) - Police were seeking a hooded gunman who
horrified the congregation of a San Francisco Bay area church when he
paced the aisles then pulled out a gun and shot two teenagers.
No arrests had been made or suspects named in the Sunday shooting at New
Gethsemane Church of God in Christ in Richmond, police said.
gunman flanked by two companions in hooded sweatshirts… Continue
Added by Dan on February 16, 2010 at 4:26am —
MERRITT ISLAND - A Brevard County woman claiming to be God's messenger
has been charged with attempted murder after reportedly shooting at a
family on their back porch.
The sheriff's office reports that 47-year-old Kathleen Aceto showed up with a gun and began shooting
Friday morning. A man in the house grabbed a gun and fired back, and
Aceto ran away.
Deputies responded and arrested… Continue
Added by Dan on February 14, 2010 at 9:10am —
Got this from @Monicks on twitter~Dan
Michele Bachmann, the outspoken conservative House representative from
Minnesota, says the United States will cease to exist if it "fails to
stand" with Israel.
"I am convinced in my heart and in my mind that if the United States fails to stand with Israel, that is the end Continue
of the United States,"…
Added by Dan on February 14, 2010 at 2:00am —
Atheists are just as ethical and have as strong a moral compass as churchgoers, new research shows.
People who have no religion know right from wrong just as well as regular worshippers, according to the study.
The team behind the research found that most religions were similar and had a moral code which helped to organise society.… Continue
Added by Dan on February 11, 2010 at 2:26pm —
Religion is a belief in an unsupported conclusion, unsupported because the conclusions theology reaches are drawn on a predication, the predication that a supernatural being exists.
Understanding this can aid non-theists in realizing the futility of debating with theists. The truth is that religion is a system structured to appeal to the most immature of human psychology and countless self proclaimed messiahs have proven the power this can have when it is applied properly. It is… Continue
Added by Dan on February 11, 2010 at 2:19pm —
A marijuana bust along the U.S.-Mexico border revealed 30 pounds of the drug stuffed into framed pictures of Jesus Christ, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency said Wednesday.
"This is not the first time we have seen smugglers attempt to use religious figures and articles of faith to further their criminal enterprise," said William Continue
Molaski, port director of the…
Added by Dan on February 11, 2010 at 2:13pm —
A Baraboo man who allegedly zapped an east side business owner in the neck with a stun gun was arrested after being chased by the business owner and his roommate, who wielded a snow shovel and a large hammer, Madison police reported.
Kevin K. Johnson, 59, was tentatively charged with battery, carrying a concealed weapon and possession of an electric weapon following his arrest at about 4 p.m. Friday at Ohio and St. Paul Aves.
Police said the suspect went to the… Continue
Added by Dan on February 10, 2010 at 6:49pm —
LANCASTER -- The mayor of Lancaster is being criticized for urging residents in his high desert town to help "grow a Christian community."
Mayor R. Rex Parris made the remarks at the end of his annual State of the City address last week.
He urged residents to support a city ballot measure that would authorize daily prayers invoking a specific diety, such as Jesus, at city council meetings. Parris explained that anyone who… Continue
Added by Dan on February 2, 2010 at 12:38pm —
Expect to find me beheaded in the morn~Dan
Norwegian envoy regrets publication of caricatures
Tuesday, February 02, 2010
Norwegian Ambassador Robert Kvile has regretted the publication of caricatures of Holy Prophet (PBUH) in the newspapers of his country.
According to the official spokesman, the ambassador met Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Syed… Continue
Added by Dan on February 2, 2010 at 12:00pm —
PORT-AU-PRINCE - Ten Americans were detained by Haitian police on Saturday as they tried to bus 33 children across the border into the Dominican Republic, allegedly without proper documents.
The Baptist church members from Idaho called it a "Haitian Orphan Rescue Mission," meant to save abandoned children from the chaos following Haiti's earthquake. Their plan was to scoop up 100 kids and take them by bus to a rented hotel at a beach resort in the Dominican Republic, where they… Continue
Added by Dan on January 31, 2010 at 1:51am —
Scientologists 'heal' Haiti quake victims using touch
Amid the mass of aid agencies piling in to help Haiti quake victims is a batch of Church of Scientology "volunteer ministers", claiming to use the power of touch to reconnect nervous systems.
Clad in yellow T-shirts emblazoned with the logo of the controversial US-based group, smiling volunteers fan out among the injured lying under makeshift shelters in the… Continue
Added by Dan on January 28, 2010 at 5:19pm —
Under the current law, religious groups can restrict jobs to believers and refuse to hire people whose private conduct is inconsistent with their teaching.
The Government had been proposing to water down these restrictions in Harriet Harman’s Equality Bill, which was being debated in the House of Lords yesterday.
However, the key amendments to change the law were thrown out by peers in a vote by 216 to 178 in a humiliating defeat for Miss Harman.
Miss Harman can… Continue
Added by Dan on January 28, 2010 at 4:50pm —
1. I apologize to all the homosexuals. I am sorry that I believed in a religion that condemns you. I am sorry that for many years I thought that the bible was right in it’s condemnation of homosexuality. I am sorry that when I no longer thought the bible was right about homosexuality being a sin, I did not raise a gigantic stink about it every Sunday right in the middle of the sermon… week after week after week… until the church issued a… Continue
Added by Dan on January 28, 2010 at 4:14pm —
A growing number of science students on British campuses and in sixth form colleges are challenging the theory of evolution and arguing that Darwin was wrong. Some are being failed in university exams because they quote sayings from the Bible or Qur'an as scientific fact and at one sixth form college in London most biology students are now thought to be creationists.
Earlier this month Muslim medical students in London… Continue
Added by Dan on January 28, 2010 at 3:42pm —
WASHINGTON — A Michigan defense contractor will voluntarily stop stamping references to Bible verses on combat rifle sights made for the U.S. military, a major buyer of the company's gear.
In a statement released Thursday, Trijicon of Wixom, Mich., says it is also providing to the armed forces free of charge modification kits to remove the Scripture citations from the telescoping sights already in use. Through multimillion dollar… Continue
Added by Dan on January 22, 2010 at 1:38am —