Archive for the 'Religion' Category

The Pulpit Forum and Church and State

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

The Pulpit Forum, a group of local, predominantly black ministers, is having a press conference today. Joe Guarino is attepting to paint it as a violation of the separation of Church and State, despite the fact that there has been no religious content to anything they’ve presented yet.
The gist of Joe’s argument (but be sure [...]

When “Pro-Family” = “Anti-Family”

Sunday, October 7th, 2007

Joel Gillespie recently wrote a great post outlining his views on the “pro-family” label and some of the problems with the accuracy and selective application of that label. Joel says that a better label might be “pro-traditional family”.
In my reply to his post, I said:
One area that I would question is that of gay marriage. [...]

A Pastor’s Appeal

Saturday, August 4th, 2007

I don’t go in for the “New World Order” talk, but this is a very good article:
Had our Christian forebears acted as we do, we would still be a Crown colony today, without the freedom and independence that America has enjoyed for these past two hundred years. Think about it: there would be no Constitution. [...]

Cartoon: In the Name of Who?

Monday, July 30th, 2007

Cartoon: In the Name of Who?

High Point Needs Your Prayers…

Friday, July 6th, 2007

… because our city council is about to fight a losing battle:
Mike Pugh got a standing ovation even before he finished telling the gathering for the “In Jesus’ Name” prayer rally Saturday that he is willing to take the fight to invoke the name of Jesus in opening City Council meetings all the way to [...]

Majority of Republicans Disbelieve Evolution

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

There are some who attempt to wave away the fact that there is a correlation between being Republican and disbelieving the theory of evolution. However, a recent Gallup poll supports that correlation:
The majority of Republicans in the United States do not believe the theory of evolution is true and do not believe that humans evolved [...]

Who Doesn’t Believe in Evolution?

Friday, May 4th, 2007

Three GOP Presidential candidates – Brownback, Tancredo and Huckabee – that’s who.
(Pointed out to me by Ged)

Squealing About an Endorsement

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

Local blogger Joe Guarino recently wrote about City Councilwoman Yvonne Johnson’s announcement of her mayoral candidacy. At the end of his post, Joe had this to say:
The News and Record also reported that Rev. Howard Chubbs offered his endorsement and spoke on her behalf. He is the pastor of Providence Baptist Church, reported to [...]

Free Speech at Wilmington, NC School

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

The Alliance Defense Fund successfully defended a Wilmington, NC high school student who was suspended for handing out “Day of Truth” material which spoke out against homosexuality and for wearing a religiously themed t-shirt while at school. I don’t agree with the purpose of the material he was distributing, but I do think that the [...]

Psychic Was Wrong About Hornbeck

Wednesday, January 24th, 2007

Psychics tend to be extremely accurate – as long as you ignore their misses. Here’s a recent example of a big miss that psychic-believers would probably like to sweep under the rug.
Shawn Hornbeck’s disappearance had a happy ending when police found him alive earlier this month. The news took many people by surprise, most likely [...]