Saturday, August 21, 2010

Troops: Punished for Missing Concert

A group of soldiers at the U.S. Army's Newport News base say they were kept in their barracks because they refused to attend the concert of a Christian band called BarlowGirl. The group of nearly 100 soldiers say they were also made to clean the living quarters. The event was part of the Commanding General's Spiritual Fitness Concerts.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Obama's Religious Affiliation

A new poll suggesting that nearly one in five Americans incorrectly believes that President Obama is a Muslim. The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life conducted the survey. 18% of the people responding said Obama was a Muslim. That's up from 11% a year and a half ago. 43% of Americans reported that they don't know what Obama's religion is at all. 34% of conservative Republicans believe Obama is Muslim.

Franklin Graham told CNN he thinks the confusion is the result of the fact the president was "born a Muslim, his father was a Muslim. The seed of Islam is passed through the father like the seed of Judaism is passed through the mother. He was born a Muslim, his father gave him an Islamic name. Now it's obvious that the president has renounced the prophet Mohammed, and he has renounced Islam, and he has accepted Jesus Christ. That's what he says he has done. I cannot say that he hasn't." The evangelist prayed with the president earlier this year, along with his father, Billy Graham.

Pat Robertson's Mosque Comment

After a story aired on CBN about "mega mosques being built all around the country" Pat Robertson told his audience that small towns might be bribed by Muslims trying to build mosques. The statement came after an interview with the mayor of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, who said the comment was ridiculous. A spokesman for Robertson's organization says the broadcaster was not making a specific reference to the Tennessee town, but speaking hypothetically. The County Regional Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve the site plan for the future Islamic Center of Murfreesboro.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Graphic T-Shirt Suit Settled

A California school district will pay $50k to end a lawsuit filed by a 6th grader. Tiffany Amador sued after school officials at Merced's McSwain Union Elementary School refused to let her wear a shirt that showed pictures of a fetus and the words.. "ABORTION: growing... growing... gone." A new policy implemented this year prohibits most graphic t-shirts at the school.