Can a Christian encourage violence and hatred?

Abp. Nicolae of the Romanian Archdiocese of America (ROAA) speaks out against the burning of the Koran. Source This past Sunday our Gospel passage was taken from the 22nd chapter of St. Matthew’s Gospel. In that passage Jesus is asked about the Commandments and what the greatest commandment of the law was. Jesus answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your … [Read more...]

James Taranto: Common sense is to be avoided just because it is common

James Taranto in Oikophobia: Why the liberal elite finds Americans revolting (from the Wall Street Journal, available for seven days only) discusses the cultural divide made evident by the Ground Zero Mosque debate and what it reveals about America's self-appointed elites. Read Besieged liberals resort to their last refuge: the bigotry charge by Charles Krauthammer piece referenced by … [Read more...]

Undue interference in the choice of religious leaders

Source: Asia News Ankara (AsiaNews/F18) – The Turkish government continues to interfere in who leads the Greek Orthodox, Armenian Apostolic and Jewish communities. It also determines who leads the Diyanet, the Presidency of Religious Affairs, the highest Islamic religious authority in the country, Forum 18 News Service reports. This violates the rights of each religious group. The … [Read more...]

CNN’s “World’s Untold Stories” to examine Greek Orthodox Community in Turkey

Source: Hellenic News of America New York, NY - CNN International will air a program entitled "Turkey's Dwindling Greek Christians" as part of its series "World's Untold Stories." The program will air on the CNN International Channel (look for it in your local cable, satellite listings) as follows: * Saturday, Aug. 28: (GMT) 13:30, 20:00 - (EDT, New York) 9:30 a.m., 4:00 p.m. * Sunday, Aug. … [Read more...]

Why no support for Ground Zero church from Giannoulias?

Illinois Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias made waves earlier this week when he announced his support for the Ground Zero Mosque. Giannoulias’s support for the mosque isn’t particularly surprising; he’s far behind his Republican opponent, Mark Kirk, in the money race and can’t afford to alienate the White House, or risk no more presidential fundraising trips.  The people … [Read more...]

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