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Crumbling Churches

In America… I could hardly believe this. Abandoned and crumbling, these derelict churches are a reflection of the long, slow decline of a once-great city. They are all located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the city where modern America was born, but … Continue reading

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US Navy Rejects Humanist Applicant for Chaplain; Retired Chaplain: Chaplains Are People of Faith

After the Army recently permitted “humanist” (non-believer) as a religious preference, many hoped a humanist chaplain might follow, the Religion News website reports today (June 4, 2014). But the Navy last week rejected the application of Jason Heap, a humanist, … Continue reading

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$1,000,000,000 To Boost US Military In Europe

Just in case you were not aware, NATO has some 28 member countries that are supposed to protect themselves against Russia. The Wall Street Journal: Warsaw—President Barack Obama said he would send more U.S. military equipment and increase joint exercises in Poland … Continue reading

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Hospital Hides Jesus Behind Curtain

Fox News: I may have figured out why the Department of Veterans Affairs had such difficulty finding time to treat patients. It’s because it was working overtime to give its chapels a religiously neutral makeover. But as VA officials in … Continue reading

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Archbishop Confirms Death-Row Inmates

Portland Archbishop Alexander K. Sample confirmed one of Oregon’s most infamous prisoners May 28 in a heavily guarded private ceremony in the maximum security prison in Salem. In 2007 Gary Haugen was convicted and sentenced to death for murdering a … Continue reading

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Nashotah House and Bishopess Jefferts-Schori

Nashotah House is an Anglo-Catholic seminary. So there’s a bit of a hullabaloo over Katherine Jefferts Schori’s invitation to the institution.  Anyway, I see they have a statement out.  

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Snake Kills Snake-Handler Pastor

The Guardian: Preachers who practice handle poisonous snakes during church services vow to continue tradition despite deaths and illegality. A pentecostal preacher in Kentucky who died after being bitten by a rattlesnake is being hailed as a martyr by his … Continue reading

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Who’s ‘Godless’ Now? Russia Says It’s U.S.

Moscow — At the height of the Cold War, it was common for American conservatives to label the officially atheist Soviet Union a “godless nation.” More than two decades on, history has come full circle, as the Kremlin and its … Continue reading

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American Atheists’ Super Bowl Billboard Makes Fun of ‘Hail Mary’ Prayer

  Wicked atheists: American Atheists is putting up a new billboard making fun of prayer outside Metlife Stadium in New Jersey, where the Super Bowl is scheduled to take place on Sunday. The 14 feet by 48 feet billboard features … Continue reading

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Israel Foils Al-Qaida Plan to Bomb US Embassy

Well done! Israel has foiled an Al Qaeda plan to attack the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, Fox News confirmed. According to a senior U.S. official who has been briefed on the intelligence shared by Shin Bet, Israel’s internal security … Continue reading

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