Saturday, April 9, 2011

Church Bars Students Over Sex Class

A Chattanooga church has withdrawn its invitation to a group of students from Chicago's Northwestern University. The Community Baptist Church objects to the schools human sexuality class. The class recently included an explicit sexual demonstration, drawing outrage from many inside and outside of the schools. The students, who had no connection with the class, had asked permission to camp out on the church's property while they volunteered on their school break to build a nature trail for the town.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Passion of the C-List

Business Week takes a look at celebrities who have revived their careers in an article printed in the most recent issue. Read it here.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Bible Study Bloodshed

A Bible study in Florida ended with punches thrown - between women. Hiedi Rhodes of Panama City Beach was arrested when deputies found her fighting with another woman inside the home where the Bible study was taking place. Witnesses said she had begun smoking a marijuana cigarette and told to leave but refused.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Lady GaGa and Judas

In the newest single from Lady GaGa, the pop artist sings about her love of the diciple that betrayed Jesus. She tells interviewers that the track titled Judas is about “falling in love with the wrong man over and over again. It’s about constantly walking towards the light in my life, but always clutching onto the light while peering towards the devil in the back. I sing about what a holy fool I am, and that although moments in my life are so cruel and relationships can be so cruel I’m still in love with Judas. I still go back again to those evil things.”

Among the lyrics:
“When he comes to me, I am ready. I’ll wash his feet with my hair if he needs, forgive him when his tongue lies through his brain. Even after three times he betrays me, I’ll bring him down, a king with no crown.”
She was raised a Roman Catholic and attended an all-girl private Catholic school and now believes "God comes in many forms." Lady GaGa once told CNN's Larry King, "I’m quite a religious woman that is very confused about religion."

Exorcism, Satanism and the Internet

NPR offers a report on a Vatican Conference covering exorcism, Satanism and the Internet here.

High Court Upholds Tax Credit

In a major victory for religious schools, The Supreme Court has upheld giving tax breaks to Arizona religious schools of up to $500 per person or $1,000 for a couple. The 5-4 decision will impact similar laws in other states. This reverses an Appeals ruling that declared this approach an unconstitutional subsidy for teaching religion.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Suit Over Bible at School

Kenneth Dominguez is suing a California school district. The 16-year-old says a year ago he was disciplined by Gateway East High School for bringing his Bible to campus. The San Diego County school is part of the Grossmont Union High School District. The Pacific Justice Institute is representing Dominguez.