American Protestants apparently want to be just like American Catholics.
According to Religion News Service, they too are pissed about Barack Obama's Health and Human Services Mandate, which requires that insurance companies provide birth control coverage.
In 1960, during his Democratic campaign
against Richard Nixon, John F. Kennedy made his views on the First Amendment's
establishment clause known to a group of Texas ministers by saying he supported
an "America where the separation between church and state are absolute." That tidbit of jurisprudence ... More >>
As we reported this week, Blake Mycoskie, the founder of philanthropic canvas shoe company TOMS, has been working with Christian anti-gay group Focus on the Family. He spoke at a Focus on the Family event in June. Mycoskie has commented to us on the issue, via a representative:
Today, the internet noticed that Blake Mycoskie, the founder of the philanthropic slip-on shoe company TOMS, which donates a pair of shoes for every one bought (and has expanded greatly and now includes a wedding collection), has been working closely with Focus on the Family, which does not e ... More >>
The East Village isn't a neighborhood one would normally associate with Bible-thumping evangelical Christianity, but here we are. The Times has a feature on Trinity Grace Church, a "hip" church that just opened up a new branch in the godless, immoral wasteland of the East Village. Trinity Grace i ... More >>
A new Pew Forum study about religion informs us that many of us actually don't know what we're talking about in that arena, including many of us who actually purport to be religious. A range of religious and general questions were given to atheists/agnostics, Jews, Protestants, Catholics, and ... More >>
Quinnipiac University released a poll this morning showing that the majority of New York City voters are opposed to Cordoba House's plan to build a mosque and Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero. The poll of 1,183 registered city voters showed 52 percent in opposition, 31 percent in favor, and ... More >>
This week, 150 Christian religious leaders unveiled the Manhattan Declaration: A Call to Christian Conscience, named after our very own borough. It's a manifesto signed by prominent Christian leaders that calls for staunch opposition to things like abortion, gay marriage, and other satatanic ... More >>
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The Defender Magazine
Date: Issues from January, February and September, 1955 ... More >>