Saturday, July 16, 2011

Pirate Station Interfering with Christian Radio in NY

The Educational Media Foundation - better known as the K-Love Contemporary Christian Music network has complained to the FCC about a pirate radio station interfering with its signal in New York. WKLV was purchased the former WCTZ from Cox Broadcasting for $15.5 million. The station is licensed to Port Chester, New York at 96.7. The pirate station is located in New Jersey and even has a Facebook page dedicated to it. It refers to the pirate station as “New Jersey’s #1 hottest Jamaican radio show on 96.7 FM.”

Radio Network Sale

An Ohio University is selling its radio network to California's Educational Media Foundation. The deal still needs FCC approval, but the 13 frequencies will switch from Cedarville University's Bible teaching format to the EMF's Contemporary Christian music format branded as K-Love.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Bachmann and Catholicism

Michele Bachmann's former church has come under fire for its belief that the papacy is the AntiChrist. The Republican presidential hopeful quit the Lutheran denomination last month, while reports continue to question whether she is anti-Catholic, despite her denials. She was a member at Salem Lutheran Church in Stillwater, Minnesota for more than a decade, but had not attended for more than two years. The church is part of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod which has 1300 congregations and about 400,000 members. During a debate a few years ago, she said, “It’s abhorrent, it’s religious bigotry. I love Catholics, I’m a Christian, and my church does not believe that the pope is the anti-Christ, that’s absolutely false. The Catholic League issued a statement saying it does not believe Bachmann is anti-Catholic, but asking her questions about the subject is entirely appropriate.

Getting to Know.. J.K. Rowling

Although brought up in a nonreligious home, in her youth, the author of the Harry Potter books would go to church by herself. J.K. Rowling still regularly attends services and her children have all been christened. Her Potter books do not mention of God or Scripture except in the last one. Harry discovers on his parents' graves a Bible verse that, Rowling says, is the theme for the entire series. It's a passage from I Corinthians in which Paul discusses Jesus' resurrection: "The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death."

Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Response

The Freedom from Religion Foundation has filed a lawsuit to stop Governor Rick Perry's day of prayer and fasting. The group of atheists and agnostics say it would violate the constitutional ban on the government endorsing a religion. The August 6th event is called The Response and will take place at Houston's Reliant Stadium.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

NBC "Pledge" Apology - Again

NBC has issued a formal apology to Congress for editing out "under God" from its broadcast of the U.S. Open golf championship. The network's presidents says the people involved have been "reprimanded" and "the mistake will not be repeated." A letter signed by 108 members of Congress to the network complained about the omission even after NBC issued an on-air apology.

Former Bible Student Heading to Prison

A former Moody Bible Institute student is now a convicted sex offender. Aaron Dodds pleaded guilty pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated child pornography and may spend up to four years in prison. He took his computer to the Chicago school’s IT department revealed for repair where a technician found more than 500 images of child pornography.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

New Kentucky Tags

An anti-pornography group in Kentucky has gotten the go ahead to raise funds through the sale of state license plates that say "In God We Trust." It took more than three years of legal maneuvering to get the effort approved by ROCK Cares, whose name will appear on the plates. The only stipulation is that at least 900 applications for the tags must be made before they go into production. A plate without the ministry's name became available in January with more than 70,000 sold.

Prez Candidate Family Under Fire

Michele Bachmann's husband, who runs a Christian counseling clinic, is coming under fire from former clients and a group that went undercover at the clinic for the clinic's therapy related to homosexuality. Here is a video report from ABC News.