Archive for April, 2007

Student Sues to Counter Gay 'Silence' with 'Truth'

April 21st, 2007 / Current Affairs, Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Student Sues to Counter Gay 'Silence' with 'Truth'

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The president of a public high school's Christian Club is suing for the right to hold an event at the school to air his anti-homosexuality views. ...

Sex, Religion and the Moral Police-Hindustan Times

April 21st, 2007 / Current Affairs, Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Sex, Religion and the Moral Police-Hindustan Times

Two incidents over the last fortnight have provoked widespread outrage. The first is the attack on the Star News office in Bombay. The channel had offered shelter to a Hindu-Muslim ...

Texas lawmakers won't require Bible classes

April 21st, 2007 / Current Affairs, Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Texas lawmakers won't require Bible classes

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A plan to require public schools to teach classes with the Bible as a textbook was changed by a Texas legislative panel to make such classes ...

Transgender Student Runs for Prom King

April 21st, 2007 / Newswire, Society / Comments Off on Transgender Student Runs for Prom King

Gay youth advocates called it a landmark victory for campus gender expression and said they believe it's the first time in the U.S. that an openly transgender student has run ...

Jihadist Video Shows Boy Beheading Man

April 20th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion Inspired Murders / Comments Off on Jihadist Video Shows Boy Beheading Man

KILI FAQIRAN, Pakistan (AP) - The boy with the knife looks barely 12. In a high-pitched voice, he denounces the bound, blindfolded man before him as an American spy. Then ...

Hate Group To Protest At Student's Funeral

April 20th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Hate Group To Protest At Student's Funeral

APRIL 20--The reactionary religious group that has staged protests at funerals for soldiers killed in Iraq plans to picket at tomorrow's funeral for one of the victims of the Virginia ...

The Dawkins Delusion

April 19th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion, Science / 1 comment

While many Americans know Oxford professor and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins for The Selfish Gene, the 1976 science bestseller that portrayed all life as a struggle to propagate DNA, they ...

Planned Parenthood Condom TV Ad Mocks Religion, Angels

April 17th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Planned Parenthood Condom TV Ad Mocks Religion, Angels

SAN FRANCISCO, April 17, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - PlannedParenthood Golden Gate (PPGG) has just released a "Safe is Sexy" television ad that features a young couple being interrupted from having ...

Indian protesters burn effigies of Richard Gere after public kiss

April 16th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion, Society / Comments Off on Indian protesters burn effigies of Richard Gere after public kiss

NEW DELHI (AP) - Angry crowds in several Indian cities are burning effigies of Richard Gere. It's happening after Gere swept a popular Bollywood actress into his ...

Crucifixion makes God seem like a psychopath, says cleric

April 16th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Crucifixion makes God seem like a psychopath, says cleric

"What sort of God was this, getting so angry with the world and the people he created and then, to calm himself down, demanding the blood of his own son?" ...

Murdered preacher's wife goes on trial

April 13th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion Inspired Murders / Comments Off on Murdered preacher's wife goes on trial

Freeland talked about a financial motive for the shooting in his opening statement. He told the 12 women and four men on the jury that Mary Winkler had deposited several ...

Sex and Nudity Aren't Good Reasons to Fire Someone

April 13th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion, Society / Comments Off on Sex and Nudity Aren't Good Reasons to Fire Someone

I am so sick of the priggishness. Tired of people making assumptions about a person based on their perceptions of the other's sexuality -- especially when they base those assumptions ...

Abstinence classes don't stop sex

April 13th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Abstinence classes don't stop sex

April 13,2007 | WASHINGTON -- Students who participated in sexual abstinence programs were just as likely to have sex within a few years as those who did not, according to ...

Europe's death wish

April 12th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Europe's death wish

But who will be left standing to inhabit Europe when that happens? It's not going to be the people who run the place now. And it's certainly not going to ...

Food vs. Fuel - Round 2

April 11th, 2007 / Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on Food vs. Fuel - Round 2

The price of meat is set to rise in America as the nation’s helter-skelter dash to convert corn into road fuel begins to take its toll on the supply of ...

Bangladesh sharia supporters kill prosecutor

April 11th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion Inspired Murders / Comments Off on Bangladesh sharia supporters kill prosecutor

DHAKA, Bangladesh - Unidentified gunmen in southern Bangladesh shot and killed the prosecutor in the case of six Islamic militants who were convicted and executed in a bombing that killed ...

Why do GLBT people bother with religion at all?

April 11th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Why do GLBT people bother with religion at all?

Queer people have been subjected to more than their fair share of such miseries, and Australia is no exception. Even in a supposedly secular state like Australia, the notion lingers ...

San Diego Diocese tried to hide funds in bankruptcy

April 11th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on San Diego Diocese tried to hide funds in bankruptcy

April 11,2007 | SAN DIEGO -- A federal bankruptcy judge is threatening the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego with contempt for allegedly attempting to hide assets to avoid payment ...

The Greening of Gingrich

April 10th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on The Greening of Gingrich

In a heavily hyped debate – one that environmentalist Democrats hoped would be a “smack down” on Republicans -- former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich disappointed them and conservatives ...

PBS dropped 'Islam vs. Islamists' on political grounds

April 10th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on PBS dropped 'Islam vs. Islamists' on political grounds

The producer of a tax-financed documentary on Islamic extremism claims his film has been dropped for political reasons from a television series that airs next week on more than 300 ...

Climate change becomes national security issue

April 10th, 2007 / Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on Climate change becomes national security issue

WASHINGTON -- The CIA and Pentagon would for the first time be required to assess the national security implications of climate change under proposed legislation intended to elevate global warming ...