Thursday, June 27, 2013

Newspaper criticized for Virgin Mary cartoon

The Santa Fe Reporter published a cartoon of a woman, bearing a resemblance to the Virgin Mary of Guadalupe. Here's a video report from KOAT-TV. News, Weather

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Rick Santorum takes Helm of Movie Studio

Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has a new job. He's taking over as CEO of EchoLight Studios, a Christian film studio based in Dallas. Santorum joined EchoLight's board a year ago. The studio will release a Western-themed film later this year called The Redemption of Henry Myers.

U2's Bono on Christian Radio program

Bono will be interviewed on the Focus on the Family radio program today by president Jim Daly. They will discuss music, activism, and particularly how Bono's work with HIV/AIDS and poverty is driven by his faith. The U2 singer said
during the pre-recorded interview Insecurity is your best security if you're an artist. You write out of that hole, that void.. They call it "the God-shaped hole" but music fills it, Bono. And what's so powerful about the Psalms are, as well as they're being Gospel and praise. songs of praise, they are also the Blues."

Monday, June 24, 2013

"Stomp on Jesus" prof returns

The professor who took students through a "stomping on Jesus" exercise is getting rehired. Florida Atlantic University on Friday says Deandre Poole will again work as a adjunct instructor in communications for the summer and fall semesters. The university says Poole did nothing wrong--even though when the controversy broke, it announced that the exercise would not be allowed again at Florida Atlantic. Poole was placed on leave and prevented from coming back on campus at first--the university claimed to base the decision on threats against him. Many Christian groups called for his dismissal after telling students to stomp on a piece of paper with "Jesus" written on it. One student argued with Poole over the exercise. Poole reported the student to administrators and the student went public-saying he was facing charges for refusing to "stomp on Jesus." Florida Governor Rick Scott wrote a letter to the university president, calling the exercise "offensive, even intolerant." But the school's faculty senate defended Poole on the basis of academic freedom, pointing out that students were not punished for objecting to the lesson.

Girl Kicked off Football Team

A Christian school kicked a 12-year-old girl off the football because, school officials say, she will cause the boys to lust after her if she plays. Maddy Paige had four sacks to her credit as a starter last season playing defensive end, before Strong Rock Christian School in Locust Grove, Georgia cut her. WXIA-TV has a video report below.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Pastor defends Paula Deen against charges of racist

Pastor Gregory Tyson is coming to the defense of celebrity chef Paula Deen--and so is TV station WTOC. The Savannah, Georgia station aired the comments of the Black pastor of the First Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church who says, although Deen admits to "using the N-word" that "doesn't make her a racist."

WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather

CS Lewis to be Honored

A Service to dedicate a memorial to CS Lewis will be held at Westminster Abby on November 22, marking the 50th anniversary of his death