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An E-Religious Gathering

Avoiding Exodus

“White washing” is a Hollywood term that describes the act of making things seem more European and Anglicized than they really are. If you don’t believe this practice takes place on a regular basis consider this. Pop sensation Ricky Martin’s real name is Enrique Martín Morales. The change to his name was to make him . . .

Religion and Discrimination

It has come to the public’s attention that some states still have laws in their state constitutions that forbid atheists from serving in public office. An article on Reddit brought attention to the law in N.C. Even Fox news posted an article about eight states that have “unenforceable bans” on public office. Occidental College Philosophy . . .

The Return Of An Old Form Of Contraception

Many women have decided to fall back on the rhythm method as their main form of contraception. There are many reasons why women have decided to use this old form of contraception. First of all many women realize that birth control be it an IUD, a shot, a patch, or the pill can cause emotional and physical . . .

Christian Persecution Continued

A Pakistani village is the setting for a widespread expulsion of Christians from their homes. This has come to pass as a result of a Christian man marrying a Muslim woman sending fury and rage through the Muslim community. This then resulted in widespread expulsions. The marriage was kept quiet, although once the Muslim leaders . . .

Ebola Patient Called By God To Serve Has Died

Dr, Martin Sallas of Maryland, a U.S. Citizen, who was only 44 years old is the second Ebola patient to die in the United States. There have been ten cases reported. Dr. Sallas went back to his native county Sierra Leone to fight the virus and try and save lives. Unfortunately he contracted the disease . . .

Vatican Confirms: Pope Francis to Make First Papal Visit to US Next Year

Earlier today during a speech at an inter-religious meeting on family values in Rome, Pope Francis announced that he will be making his first official visit to the United States next year. This confirms earlier statements made by Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Caput, who suggested that Pope Francis may be attending the 2015 World Meeting of . . .

Showers for Homeless in St Peter’s Square

I was browsing with FreedomPop’s free wifi and stumbled across this awesome story. After being invited by a bishop for dinner, a homeless man refused the interview by answering simply that he smelled and thus he could not join the bishop for dinner. This act made Pope Francis to order installing showers attached to the . . .

Christians Have Rights Too, Not Just Gays

Herbert Grey is a lawyer hearing two cases: in the one he is the prosecutor, in the second he acts as defense. Both cases involve conflicts between Christians who object to homosexuality on religious grounds and those who demand acceptance as a matter of “civil rights.” Grey argues that Christians have civil and constitutional rights . . .

Latvian Minister Uses Tweeter To “Come Out of the Closet”

The Latvian foreign minister has made some surprising public announcements about his personal life. Edgars Rinkēvičs has used his Tweeter account to let the world know that he is openly gay. After coming out of the closet on social media, the minister received some warm approval as well as cold disapproval. Interestingly from what Igor . . .

Dempsey Says Israel Did All It Could to Limit Civilian Deaths in Gaza

Joints Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey said this Thursday that he believed Israel had gone to “extraordinary lengths” and done all it could to minimize civilian deaths in the recent 50-day war with Gaza. He even went on to say that the Pentagon had sent observers to Israel to learn valuable lessons on how . . .