A self-proclaimed “former terrorist” with strong ties to the Religious Right recently provided a training session to Ocean County, N. J., police academy. According to the Asbury Park Press, Palestinian-American Walid Shoebat openly encouraged his audience to single out Muslims for special scrutiny. He also told aspiring officers to beware of Muslims taking martial arts classes as this was evidence they were preparing for jihad.
On November 13th the Naples Florida Chapter will be presenting the Annual Civic Award to Kathleen Curatolo. The Annual Civic Award Event will be held at the Royal Palm Golf & Country Club located at 405 Forest Hills Blvd. in Naples, Florida at 12:30pm.
On November 17th, the Houston Chapter will be hosting an evening with John Nichols at Congregation Emanu El on 1500 Sunset Blvd. Houston, Texas. The event will start at 7:30pm. John Nichols will be presenting on The Crumbling Wall: Religion in Today’s Presidential Politics.
In 1952, a private group sought permission from government officials to erect a large cross atop Mt. Soledad near San Diego. They did it because they wanted a place to hold sunrise services on Easter. Once erected, the huge cross was dedicated to “Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” during a Christian service.
As time went by, some people began to question whether it was appropriate to display a towering symbol of Christianity on government-owned land, and in 1989 a lawsuit was filed.
I have a daughter named Claire who is 21 years old and working her first job in journalism since graduating from college. I’m awfully proud of her, but like all dads, I can’t help but fondly remember days gone by when she was a little girl.
For several years, Claire was enamored with a popular line of toys called American Girl dolls. For the uninitiated, these dolls, made by the Mattel company, feature girls from specific historical periods. Each girl comes with a backstory, as well as lots and lots of outfits and accoutrements.
U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) seems to believe that church-state separation is harming American society.
In remarks delivered yesterday on the U.S. Senate floor, the longtime lawmaker criticized the concept of a church-state wall.
The Texas Supreme Court is set to determine if parents have a religious-freedom right to homeschool with no state oversight whatsoever. Michael and Laura McIntyre, who homeschooled their nine children after pulling them out of a local Christian school, claim the El Paso Independent School District violated their rights when it attempted to verify the children were being educated.