A liberal church no longer faces the imminent loss of its tax-exempt status because of an anti-war sermon delivered days before the 2004 presidential election. The Internal Revenue Service has closed a lengthy investigation into a speech by the churc
One of the most insidious effects of the neocon takeover of the Republican Party is years of neocon propaganda seem to have created a large, critical mass of totalitarian-minded, blind followers that comprise a large part of the GOP "base."
When she was hauled into court for openly advocating a republic over Morocco's U.S.-allied monarchy, she showed up with a symbolic strip of tape across her mouth. After the government locked up her comrades, she moved next to the prison.
Annual Washington-Israel Summit, blowing the cover off the Christian Zionist movement in the process. Starring Joe Lieberman, Tom DeLay, Pastor John Hagee, Ambassador Dore Gold and a host of rapture-ready evangelicals praying for Armaggedon.
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On Sept. 11, 1857, Mormons aided by native American allies massacred 120 unarmed men, women, and children bound for California by wagon train. The slaughter took place as the US Army was marching toward Utah to confront Mormon leaders.
In his last Channel 4 series, Root of all Evil?, the evolutionary biologist Professor Richard Dawkins explored how organised faith and primitive religious values blight our lives. But the fault line runs deeper even than religion.
The Rev. Wiley S. Drake of the First Southern Baptist Church who endorsed former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee for president, has asked his followers to pray for the deaths of those who lodged a complaint against him with the IRS.
"It's a horrible game," said the Rev. Timothy Simpson of the Christians Alliance for Progress. "You either kill or covert the other side. This is exactly what the Osama bin Ladens of the world have portrayed us."
Pope Benedict XVI is working on a doctrinal pronouncement that will condemn tax evasioin as "socially unjust", according to Vatican sources. (Now, you know why I'm a "retired" Catholic)
Although Iraq has a democratic government, Iraqi Christians were safer and had more protection under former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, said the future head of the Vatican's interreligious dialogue council.
The Rev. David Blanchfield paused before addressing the issue of why he has not voiced his opposition to the Iraq war from the pulpit. "I'm probably out of my mind even talking to you," he said. the United States violated the Catholic p
Thou shalt not steal... from the state. That's the message Italy's prime minister wants Catholic priests to preach from their pulpits to help him stamp out rampant tax evasion robbing the state of sorely needed cash. "A third of Italia
You know, if you want to believe this, fine. Just do it with your own dollars, and not mine or anyone else who doesn't believe in the Rapture.
Here's the next star of professional wrestling!!! Or maybe he should change his name to Benny Hill.
We live in times of great uncertainty when men of faith must stand up for our values and our traditions lest they be washed away in a sea of fear and relativism. As you likely know, I am running for President of the United State, and I am asking for
Why Christians should vote for Paul in 2008
Pope Benedict XVI has reasserted the universal primacy of the Roman Catholic Church, approving a document released Tuesday that says Orthodox churches were defective and that other Christian denominations were not true churches.
What will it take to solve the problems of "Peak Oil", economic stagnation, and the "Clash of Civilizations"? Author Brian Bloom thinks he has a good idea... actually several ideas that he is laying out in a new novel. But he woulEntered By: Mike Dugger
Cardinal Mahony and other religious racketeers prove outside the law in their quest to aid, abet and encourage illegal aliens to continue flooding into the USA. Seems like breaking our laws proves a sin by any other name.
The Rev Jerry Falwell, a founder in 1979 of the Moral Majority movement, did much to place religious conservatives in a role of great influence in American politics, died of apparent heart failure at the age of 73.
An analysis of federal records shows that some religious organizations are also hiring professional lobbyists to pursue the narrowly tailored individual appropriations known as earmarks.
An Israeli archaeologist has found the tomb of King Herod, the legendary builder of ancient Jerusalem and the Holy Land, Hebrew University said. The tomb is at a site called Herodium. Herod built a palace on the hill, and researchers discovered his b
The Middle East is abuzz with talk of "Shiitization." Since the war in Lebanon last summer, newspapers, TV news channels and Web sites in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and elsewhere have reported that Sunnis, taken with Hezbollah's charismatic S
The newest individual to announce that he is seeking the Republican nomination for president is Ron Paul. Will he be the candidate of the Christian Right? By the Christian Right’s own criteria, their candidate ought to be Ron Paul.
One of the most alarming findings of a new poll of attitudes in four Muslim countries is that a majority of respondents say they support two of Al Qaeda's chief goals: They want strict Islamic law and to "unify all Islamic countries into a s
The Assyrian Meryem Ana Church, nestled on a narrow cobblestone lane in this ancient walled city in eastern Turkey, has seen continuous use since about 300 A.D. But these days, its services rarely draw more than a handful of worshippers.
Cunning librarians spirited to safety the precious Noor Stones: 99 gems containing the library's ancient wisdom. The stones remained hidden in the Muslim kingdom of Granada until 1492, when King Ferdinand's Spanish army destroyed the mosque h
Prohibitions are all in the minds of many Americans who are very involved in their Christian doctrines. They somehow feel that there is something wrong with being able to make these choices on their own without the government’s permission.