Christians on High Alert Over Hate Crimes Passage

A hate crimes bill sent to President Obama for his signature raises a red flag for Christians. On Oct 22, the U.S. Senate passed a hate crimes bill that Christian leaders have warned for years could greatly infringe on the rights of those who speak to loudly about their religious views. Matt Barber of Liberty... Continue Reading

Gunman prays with clerk before finishing robbery

Police say an armed robber spent nearly 10 minutes on his knees praying with a clerk at an Indianapolis check-cashing business before fleeing with $20 from the register. Security video from the Advance America branch clearly showed the man’s face during the stickup Monday, and a 23-year-old surrendered Tuesday on a preliminary charge of robbery.... Continue Reading

Franklin Graham visits North Korea; meets officials

US evangelist Franklin Graham on Wednesday, Oct 7, 2009, met with North Korea’s foreign minister in a bid to help improve relations between the communist country and the United States, state media said. The talks between Graham and Pak Ui-Chun were held in a “friendly” manner, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said, without... Continue Reading

Christians Upset over Marge Simpson’s Playboy Debut

By: T.W. Burger The issue of Playboy magazine that will start hitting newsstands Friday (Oct. 16) bears an image of a semi-nude Marge Simpson, the cartoon matriarch of “The Simpsons.” The ploy is in part a tribute to the Fox Broadcasting Company show, which at 20 years is one of the longest-running television shows in... Continue Reading

New Jersey Gov. Donated $90,000 to Political Pastor

By: Josh Margolin and Claire Heininger TRENTON, N.J. A politically connected New Jersey pastor received almost $90,000 in donations last year from incumbent Gov. Jon Corzine, who is running for re-election. The Rev. Reginald Jackson, who last week announced he was throwing his coveted support to Corzine, received $87,000 in donations from the multimillionaire governor... Continue Reading

Update: Abbey’s Road

The case of a small Benedictine college—and federal attempts to pressure it to pay for employees’ contraception—could foretell the loss of religious freedom after Congress overhauls healthcare Jamie Dean, Edward Lee Pitts For the 18 Benedictine monks living in a 142-year-old monastery in the tiny town of Belmont, N.C., life is intentionally simple: They rise... Continue Reading

Back on earth, astronaut reflects on trip, faith

Patrick Forrester, the space shuttle astronaut who carried a piece of missions aviation history into space with him on a recent Discovery flight, encourages people to get personally involved in sharing the Gospel outside their comfort zones. “I really encourage everybody that has not done it to go on at least a short-term mission trip,... Continue Reading

Nobel winner calls Bible ‘handbook of bad morals’

By Andrew Moran In Portugal on Monday, Nobel Prize for Literature winner Jose Saramago stated that society would be better off if there was no Bible because it’s a “handbook of bad morals.” Jose Saramago, Nobel Prize for Literature in 1998, was launching his new book in Lisbon on Monday called “Cain”, which is story... Continue Reading

Movie-theater church loses Union Station spot

It began with an unusual proposition — holding church at Union Station’s movie theater — but after 13 years of meeting, praising and preaching every Sunday at the multiplex, National Community Church has lost its home. The train station’s Phoenix Theatres were closed Oct. 12, and with them went the church’s innovative sanctuary, which over... Continue Reading

Pro-Life Student Forced into Isolation on Day of Silent Witness by School Principal

Principal says the right to free speech does not apply to school property WIARTON, Ontario – 16-year-old high school student Jennifer Rankin fully intended to unite her voicelessness with that of the unborn as part of the annual Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity when she arrived at school yesterday, reports Bill Henry of Sun Media.... Continue Reading