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Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion - Unless you live in Indiana.

Started by Neal. Last reply by Chris Jan 15. 18 Replies

Indiana, being the Alabama of the north, is front and center this week. Governor with presidential ambitions Mike Pence signed into law the "Religious Freedom" act. Basically vilified by all those who are part of the thinking human race, it is just…Continue

Tags: pence, mike, freedom, religious, Indiana

Ethics? We don't need no damn ethics.

Started by Neal. Last reply by Neal Jan 3. 6 Replies

House Republicans secretly vote to gut Office of Congressional EthicsLet's get this party started! …Continue

Tags: board, gone, ethics, independent, universe

The IPA and the Heartland Institute

Started by Davy Mar 31, 2014. 0 Replies

Institute of Public Affairs.And Heartland Institute Link.From the AU's ABC.Last week's revelations about the Heartland Institute, probably the most…Continue

Tags: Institute, Heartland, IPA, Climate, Denial

The Proceeds of Corruption

Started by Davy. Last reply by Stephen Mar 2, 2014. 17 Replies

This is inside the former President of Ukraine Victor Yanukovich's residence.Here is another link to it from Lvivcafe.com  here …Continue

Tags: residency, opulence, Ukraine, President

China Launches Hypersonic Missile Test, Downplays Fears

Started by Davy. Last reply by Lester Unega Waya Jan 19, 2014. 1 Reply

China's recent test of a hypersonic vehicle should not unduly alarm the United States or any other nation, Chinese military officials say.The test of China's new "…Continue

Michigan Senators Write God Resolution

Started by Neal. Last reply by archaeopteryx Jan 10, 2014. 5 Replies

Ah, MI, so disappointing. My state has been hijacked by the reality challenged.Posted on January 8, 2014 by admin They’re back. All rested-up and ready to enact critical new laws and measures — Michigan legislators are raring to get down to the…Continue

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False News about Saudi Arabia & GCC

Started by Ali. Last reply by Chris Dec 18, 2013. 10 Replies

This Thread will be like filter for the news & videos about Saudi Arabia & GCC because there are a lot of false news about Saudi Arabia & GCC lately. I think this thread will help clarify many things ...Continue

Finally - Paul Ryan’s Worst Nightmare Comes True as Bernie Sanders Is On The Budget Committee

Started by Neal Oct 19, 2013. 0 Replies

Democrats finally getting a little feisty. This should send a message to the tea party crazies, "you bitches are done."By: Jason EasleyFriday, October 18th, 2013, 3:28 pmmore from Jason Easley…Continue

Tags: budget, committee, the, on, sanders

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Comment by Neal on January 7, 2017 at 11:42am

Comment by Stephen on January 7, 2017 at 9:18am

Franklin Graham tweets out photo of the two together in Alabama

Franklin Graham tweets out photo of the two together in Alabama

Franklin Graham: It wasn’t Russians who intervened in election, ‘it was God’

Evangelist Franklin Graham doesn’t believe it was the Russians who intervened in this year’s controversial presidential election.

It was God, he declared during President-elect Donald Trump’s final public rally before the Electoral College vote Monday.

“I don't have any scientific information. I don't have a stack of emails to read to you,” Graham told the crowd in Mobile, Ala., according to the Washington Examiner. “But I have an opinion: I believe it was God. God showed up. He answered the prayers of hundreds of thousands of people across this land who had been praying for this country.”

His comments also included a prayer that God heal “the divide that we have in this country.”

Graham, the son of evangelist Billy Graham, hosted well-attended prayer rallies across the nation before the election, urging Christians to vote. He’d like to believe those rallies succeeded.

When Trump took the stage Saturday, he praised the younger Graham and said he’s heard that Billy Graham, at age 98, “is doing well.”

Lawmakers and members of the Hillary Clinton campaign have said a cyber hacking engineered by Russian President Vladimir Putin interfered in the U.S. presidential election. The Trump campaign has raised doubts, however.

The Russians have denied it.

read:http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/article121936...

Comment by Stephen on January 6, 2017 at 6:53pm

(Photo: Dalibor Tomic)

(Photo: Dalibor Tomic)

The Long, Slow Death of Religion

By James A. Haught | 29 December 2016
CounterPunch

By now, it’s clear that religion is fading in America, as it has done in most advanced Western democracies.

Dozens of surveys find identical evidence: Fewer American adults, especially those under 30, attend church — or even belong to a church. They tell interviewers their religion is “none.” They ignore faith.

Since 1990, the “nones” have exploded rapidly as a sociological phenomenon — from 10 percent of U.S. adults, to 15 percent, to 20 percent. Now they’ve climbed to 25 percent, according to a 2016 survey by the Public Religion Research Institute.

That makes them the nation’s largest faith category, outstripping Catholics (21 percent) and white evangelicals (16 percent). They seem on a trajectory to become an outright majority. America is following the secular path of Europe, Canada, Australia, Japan, New Zealand and other modern places. The Secular Age is snowballing.

Various explanations for the social transformation are postulated: That the Internet exposes young people to a wide array of ideas and practices that undercut old-time beliefs. That family breakdown severs traditional participation in congregations. That the young have grown cynical about authority of all types. That fundamentalist hostility to gays and abortion has soured tolerant-minded Americans. That clergy child-molesting scandals have scuttled church claims to moral superiority. That faith-based suicide bombings and other religious murders horrify normal folks.

Read more= read:http://churchandstate.org.uk/2017/01/the-long-slow-death-of-religion/

Comment by Stephen on January 5, 2017 at 2:00am

Franklin Graham: Carrie Fisher & George Michael are in hell unless they repented

Carrie Fisher (left) and George Michael AP photos

Evangelist Franklin Graham, who will join President-elect Donald J. Trump at his inauguration as one of six clergymen to lead the nation in prayer, has proclaimed that singer George Michael and actress Carrie Fisher have gone to hell unless they accepted Jesus as their savior before dying last month.

The son of legendary preacher Billy Graham posted this dire declaration on Facebook on December 27th. He wrote, “The decision that will determine where we spend eternity is whether we have believed in His Son, Jesus Christ, trusting Him as our Savior and following Him as Lord. There are no VIP passes or exceptions.”

The out pop icon passed away on Christmas Day, survived by his boyfriend Fadi Fawaz. Fisher, who died two days later, had a child with a gay man. Her mother, actress Debbie Reynolds, died one day later on December 28.

As PinkNews reported, since Michael’s death a stream of tributes have made mention of the singer’s extraordinary generosity and anonymous philanthropy, and how he donated millions of dollars to charitable causes without revealing his identity.

And Graham has denounced LGBTQ teachers and school administrators, saying: “So many school districts now are controlled by wicked, evil people, and the gays and lesbians… I keep bringing their name up, but they are at the forefront of this attack against Christianity in America.”

Graham is but one of six anti-LGBTQ preachers who will deliver a benediction and read from scripture at the Trump inauguration.

Comment by Neal on January 3, 2017 at 12:38pm

Today or tomorrow, Trump will amaze up with what only he knows about computer hacking. Should be comic gold. =)

Comment by Stephen on January 1, 2017 at 9:31pm

Anti-gay campaign drives out Russian teacher in Krasnoyarsk

  • 22 December 2016
  • From the section Europe

Maria Shestopalova (pic: vKontakte)

Maria Shestopalova posted selfies and personal information on Russian social network pikabu.ru

A self-styled Russian campaigner for morality in schools has boasted about the dismissal of a teacher he describes as a "lesbian" and "satanist".

"Another school purge of an LGBT teacher," Timur Bulatov wrote on Russia's version of Facebook, called vKontakte. He professes to be fighting decadence because he is a pious Muslim.

He sent a dossier on music teacher Maria Shestopalova to her school bosses in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia.

She says they then forced her to quit.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-38403923

Comment by Chris on January 1, 2017 at 9:21pm

Go French Foreign Leigon.

Malii.

Growel, don't mean shit.

Comment by Stephen on December 29, 2016 at 9:16pm

One Conservative Publication Continues Blasting Trump

A lot of Republicans who were “Never Trumpers” during the campaign have begun to kiss the ring of the GOP’s “new king” now that Trump holds the keys to upward mobility in the Republican party. But at least one of conservative publication is refusing to succumb to the moral and intellectual death of conservatism. National Review, founded by William F. Buckley, is now essentially telling its readers: “We told you so.”

In an article entitled “Trump Is Already Ditching His Movement,” National Review regular David French writes, “The president-elect’s supporters are quickly discovering that he fights only in his own self-interest.”

French argues that, far from burning down the establishment with a populist movement, Trump is building it up. His administration looks set to be a “globalist establishment led by a rogue tweeter.” French argues that far from sidelining the GOP establishment, Trump’s win has put it in the driver’s seat more than ever before. Mitch McConnell “the ultimate insider — may now be the most powerful Senate majority leader in decades.” French also describes Trump’s Cabinet as a who’s who of the Republican establishment: “Government by Goldman Sachs and ExxonMobil is government by the swamp, of the swamp, and for the swamp.”

French goes on to lambaste Trump for his pick of Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State. The only foreign policy view Trump strongly espoused was opposition to globalism and to George W. Bush’s foreign interventionism.

French accuses Trump of using only tactics in his rhetoric, and not believing in anything he said. Worse for his supporters, he says that Trump believes his supporters knew that all along, and that they won’t care when he reneges on one promise after another.

Read more=  read:http://reverbpress.com/politics/top-conservative-rag-accuses-trump-...

Comment by Chris on December 28, 2016 at 12:38am

Read more= read:http://www.sltrib.com/home/4354334-155/muslims-surpass-atheists-as-...

The Salt Lake Tribune? -An authority on morality?

A pending sale of Digital First Media, owner of The Salt Lake Tribune and 75 other major U.S. newspapers, appears to have fallen through.

Comment by Stephen on December 27, 2016 at 6:40pm

Especially when their vision of America is a theocratic nightmare

 
 
 

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