Daily Archives: December 1, 2011

 

Santorum Wants Public Schools To Teach Creationism

Former Pennsylvania Sen. and GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum says the "left" and "scientific community" have monopolized the public school system’s curriculum, only permitting the…

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Study Explores Distrust Of Atheists By Believers

Distrust is the central motivating factor behind why religious people dislike atheists, according to a new study led by University of British Columbia psychologists. “Where…

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‘Where The Wild Things Are’ Author To Create Hanukkah Exhibit

NEW YORK — New York City’s Jewish Museum has invited author Maurice Sendak to rummage through its collection and choose menorahs for a Hanukkah exhibit….

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Gospel-tinged Christmas musical planned

“A Black Noel” at New Mount Olive Baptist ChurchWhile the Fort Lauderdale Christmas Pageant holds forth at First Baptist Church, another seasonal tradition is being prepared across town at New Mount Olive Baptist Church. The historic, 93-year-old congr…

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‘Emerging Threat’ From Nigeria, House Panel Report Warns

WASHINGTON — A House Committee on Homeland Security panel released a report Wednesday detailing what it says is an emerging threat from a Nigerian Islamist…

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Megachurch Leader Gets Reality Show

Houston megachurch leader Joel Osteen will soon be coming to a television near you — this time as the star of his own reality show….

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Joel Osteen developing reality show with ‘Survivor’ producer

By Dan Gilgoff, CNN.com Religion Editor (CNN) – Joel Osteen, who leads the largest church in the United States and reaches millions of Americans through his televised Sunday sermons, is developing a reality show with the producer of “Survivor,” the televangelist said Tuesday. Osteen has signed a deal with famed reality TV producer Mark Burnett to [...]

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Is A Key ‘Ex-Gay’ Organization On The Brink Of Collapse?

The so-called "ex-gay" movement may continue to dominate headlines in the wake of the notorious allegations facing Marcus Bachmann, but now, one of its cornerstone…

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Egypt Elections: A Surge For Islamists Leaves Many Wondering What Comes Next

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt — A massive election turnout in this largely conservative Muslim coastal city has contributed to what many are estimating to be a sweeping…

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German Students Lose Right To Pray At School

BERLIN — Germany’s top administrative court has ruled that students don’t have the right to pray while in school if a conflict is created. The…

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Study explores distrust of atheists by believers

Distrust is the central motivating factor behind why religious people dislike atheists, according to a new study led by psychologists. While reasons behind antagonism towards atheists have not been fully explored, the study is among the first explorati…

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Can Larry David Bring Peace To The Middle East?

Larry David isn’t generally known as a peace maker, but an episode of his show, "Curb Your Enthusiasm," could just help solve one of the…

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Arizona Gun Club Offering Controversial Christmas Photos

PHOENIX — These aren’t exactly the photos you took with Santa as a kid. An Arizona gun club is offering a chance for children and…

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Turkey: The new Constitution drafting process and freedom of religion or belief

Turkey’s new Constitution drafting process offers many possibilities for the protection of freedom of religion or belief. Forum 18 News Service notes that the constitutional legal framework will determine how far religious freedom will be protected. Qu…

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Tension Between China And Vatican Heats Back Up Over Ordination

BEIJING — An excommunicated bishop took part in an ordination ceremony in southwest China on Wednesday, an event likely to worsen relations between the Chinese…

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