Iran Protests 2012 Olympic Logo: Racist! Zionist!

Tehran has officially challenged the 2012 London Olympic Games logo as racist and Zionist. Head of Iran’s Olympic Committee Bahram Afsharzadeh said the logo was designed by a freemason organization. “We had to protest the measure. We intend to write a letter to the Asian Olympic Council to urge them to follow up on the…

New Budget Campaign Asks 'What would Jesus cut?'

A coalition of progressive Christian leaders has taken out a full-page ad that asks “What would Jesus cut?” in Monday’s edition of Politico, the opening salvo in what the leaders say will be a broader campaign to prevent cuts for the poor and international aid programs amid the budget battle raging in Washington… If you’re…

John Dominic Crossan's 'blasphemous' Portrait of Jesus

John Dominic Crossan really isn’t a favourite scholar of mine, at all, especially with that ridiculous and deleterious Jesus Seminar thing. But as anyone who has studied the Historical Jesus knows, you will at some point cross his path: … Crossan believes the public should be exposed to even the most divisive debates that scholars have had about Jesus and the…

Libya's Roman Sites Unscathed by Unrest… So Far…

Reuters: Libyans appear determined to safeguard their rich cultural heritage during the popular unrest against leader Muammar Gaddafi, protecting it from the looting seen in neighboring Egypt’s revolution just weeks ago. Conquered by most of the civilizations that held sway over the Mediterranean, Libya’s rich cultural heritage includes Leptis Magna, a prominent coastal city of…