Archive for May, 2007

Rev. Jerry Falwell Dies

May 15th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Newswire, Religion, Society / Comments Off on Rev. Jerry Falwell Dies

Falwell, a television evangelist who founded the Moral Majority, became the face of the religious right in the 1980s. He later founded the conservative Liberty University and serves as its ...

Religion vs. Online Gambling - Which is Morally Wrong?

May 15th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Religion vs. Online Gambling - Which is Morally Wrong?

It was the religious conservatives pushing certain senators and congressman that caused the Internet gambling ban in America. Last year's law was passed as Internet gambling was deemed to be ...

Tepid Bush climate response delays real change

May 14th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on Tepid Bush climate response delays real change

White House press secretary Tony Snow said the president's position opposing mandatory emissions caps has not changed. While recognizing that greenhouse gases are a serious contributor to climate change, Bush ...

Jihad Watch: Cannabis profits fund jihad

May 14th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Jihad Watch: Cannabis profits fund jihad

Cannabis smokers are unwittingly funding Islamist extremists linked to terror attacks in Spain, Morocco and Algeria, according to a joint investigation by the Spanish and French secret services. The finding ...

1.5 Million Secular Turks Rally

May 13th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on 1.5 Million Secular Turks Rally

May 13,2007 | IZMIR, Turkey -- Choking the highways and crammed onto ferries, hundreds of thousands of Turks streamed into this port city on Sunday in an enormous show of ...

Families protest against other families

May 12th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion, Society / Comments Off on Families protest against other families

May 12,2007 | ROME -- Hundreds of thousands of people, including families with their children, packed a Rome piazza on Saturday to protest legislation that would give legal rights to ...

Pope: God will punish drug dealers

May 12th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion, Society / Comments Off on Pope: God will punish drug dealers

GUARATINGUETA, Brazil -- Pope Benedict XVI warned drug traffickers Saturday that they would face divine justice for the scourge of illegal narcotics across Latin America, telling them that, "God will ...

Crackdown begins on sex businesses

May 11th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion, Society / Comments Off on Crackdown begins on sex businesses

The city has ordered more than 100 adult cabarets, bookstores and other so-called sexually oriented businesses to close down their operations or face criminal and civil penalties, according to warning ...

Murdoch sets News Corp. for zero carbon by 2010

May 10th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on Murdoch sets News Corp. for zero carbon by 2010

Saying the global media empire produced 641,150 tonnes of greenhouse gas last year, the News chairman and CEO last night pledged to go green. "We could make ...

6 Islamic Men Charged in Plot to Attack Fort Dix

May 8th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion Inspired Murders / Comments Off on 6 Islamic Men Charged in Plot to Attack Fort Dix

Authorities said there was no direct evidence connecting the men to any international terror organizations such as al-Qaida. But several of them said they were ready to kill and die ...

Euthanasia group importing illegal drug, members say

May 8th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion, Society / Comments Off on Euthanasia group importing illegal drug, members say

An investigation by ABC TV's Four Corners program suggests a growing number of elderly Australians are prepared to flout the law to commit suicide. The euthanasia group ...

The Case for Mandatory Organ Donation

May 8th, 2007 / Newswire, Science, Society / Comments Off on The Case for Mandatory Organ Donation

Now some leading ethicists and doctors are re-examining the principle of informed consent in government organ-donor programs, arguing that harvesting from cadavers should be a routine procedure just like autopsies ...

Lloyd's of London: Climate change fact, not hypothesis

May 7th, 2007 / Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on Lloyd's of London: Climate change fact, not hypothesis

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lloyd's of London, the world's oldest insurer, offered a gloomy forecast of floods, droughts and disastrous storms over the next 50 years in a recently published ...

Obama: U.S. must help automakers shift to greener cars

May 7th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on Obama: U.S. must help automakers shift to greener cars

DETROIT, Michigan (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said Monday that U.S. energy policy must change in order to help domestic automakers answer the rising global demand for fuel-efficient ...
Human Dignity

Human Dignity

May 6th, 2007 / Religion / 7 comments

Photographer Spencer Tunick managed to pull off a photo shoot today at Zocalo Square in the heart of Mexico City with 18,000 nude volunteers--a record. Reuters ...

Religious group campaigns against religious bigotry

May 4th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion, Society / Comments Off on Religious group campaigns against religious bigotry

"As a nation, we have exhibited such courage in the past by rejecting the use of religion to sanction slavery and the subjugation of women," Gold said, adding that people ...

Investigator Finds Reasonable Grounds For Claim Of Atheism Firing

May 4th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion, Society / Comments Off on Investigator Finds Reasonable Grounds For Claim Of Atheism Firing

Cacy Cantwell says Austin "Jack" DeCoster told him before he was fired that they would have to "part ways" because the manager didn't believe in God. With the backing of ...

Chavez Threatens to Nationalize Banks

May 3rd, 2007 / Current Affairs, Newswire / Comments Off on Chavez Threatens to Nationalize Banks

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Thursday threatened to nationalize the country's banks and largest steel producer, accusing them of unscrupulous practices.

Top Hamas official: Kill all Americans

May 1st, 2007 / Current Affairs, Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Top Hamas official: Kill all Americans

I guarantee you that the power of belief and faith is greater than the power of America and Israel. They are cowards who are eager for life, while we are ...

California Hotels Go Green

May 1st, 2007 / Energy Transition, Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on California Hotels Go Green

April 27 (Bloomberg) -- Visitors to the Gaia Napa Valley Hotel and Spa won't find the Gideon Bible in the nightstand drawer. Instead, on the bureau will be a copy ...

Iran: Ahmadinejad Supporters Stab Protesters

May 1st, 2007 / Current Affairs, Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Iran: Ahmadinejad Supporters Stab Protesters

Tehran, 30 April (AKI) - A group of supporters of Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday forced their way into the campus of top Tehran university Amir Kabir Polytechnic and ...