Cool Japanese cell phone ad
A wooden ball plays Bach’s Cantata 147 in a forest just by rolling down a track designed by Kenjiro Matsuo. (h/t First Things)
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Friday, April 08, 2011
“The dangerous, ideological cuts to Planned Parenthood that passed the House are never, never, never going to pass the Senate," said Schumer. "Let me repeat that, so all those who want to stomp on women’s health and women’s rights can hear us loud and clear. The dangerous, ideological cuts to Planned Parenthood that passed the House are never, never, never going to pass the Senate.” -SchumerPlanned Parenthood spent more than $1 million electing Democrats last cycle
Friday, April 8, 2011
Christians are not called to burn the books of other religions. We are not called to publicity stunts that put lives at risk and subvert the preaching of the Gospel of Christ. Such actions deserve only the most severe condemnation. But even the condemnation serves its purpose — to gain publicity.
April 8, 2011
Some 89 per cent of Episcopal congregations reported having conflicts or disagreements in the last five years, with “ordination of gay priests or bishops” cited as the “most frequently mentioned source of conflict.” This rate of conflict within the church is down somewhat from the rate of 93 per cent in 2005 and 90 per cent in 2008. However, of congregations that had serious conflict: 93 per cent saw members leave the church, 50 per cent saw members withhold funds, and 26 per cent saw staff turnover.
By Chris Moody
April 8th, 2011
The Associated Press
by Steven Ertelt
“Baby picture”? A billboard company was rejecting a pro-life ad because of a baby photo – a born baby photo? I had to check. Like I said, there had to be more to the story.
Evicted from one site and denied others, unregistered congregation resorts to open air
Bill Bumpas and Jody Brown
"No individual loses his ability to speak as a private citizen by virtue of public employment," wrote the court. "Adams' columns addressed topics such as academic freedom, civil rights, campus culture, sex, feminism, abortion, homosexuality, religion, and morality. Such topics plainly touched on issues of public, rather than private, concern."
Warning covers northeastern coast still reeling from last month's disaster
By Suzanne Bohan
Energy-efficient CFLs are increasingly popular but few people recycle the bulbs. As a result, U.S. landfills are releasing more than 4 tons of mercury annually into the atmosphere and storm water runoff, a study says.
By Eric Shawn
By Bob Allen
Tuesday, April 05, 2011
Politifact and GAO fall short in accounting for abortion giant’s $1.3 billion from Uncle Sam
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Russia easily surpasses China in both the number and range of ballistic missiles that can reach any part of the continental United States. China’s far smaller arsenal can target only the U.S. West Coast.Cardinal Zen: Situation in China "couldn't be worse"
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Canada rations care by restricting access to required care. There is an 18+ week wait for serious surgery and weeks, perhaps months, for necessary diagnostic scans–even for those suffering serious symptoms. And now, London’s ER/Urgent care system is in meltdown. This is what happens in single payer systems when money grows tight.
Tuesday, April 05, 2011
An Eritrean Christian is facing the death penalty in Saudi Arabia after being arrested for sharing his faith with Muslims.
Dawkins really believes (or at least really claims) that those who disagree with him are insane, deluded, intellectually perverse, and unintelligent.
“Evolution is a fact,” he [Dawkins] asserts. “Beyond reasonable doubt, beyond serious doubt, beyond sane, informed, intelligent doubt, beyond doubt evolution is a fact. The evidence for evolution is at least as strong as the evidence for the Holocaust, even allowing for eye witnesses to the Holocaust.”
Even church-related agencies couldn’t discriminate
by Steven Ertelt
by Warner Todd Huston
Family campaigners called the new rules “completely inappropriate” for the Scouting movement
By Stephen Dinan The Washington Times
As United Nations and French forces move in on Ivory Coast strongman Laurent Gbagbo, the World Evangelical Alliance is calling upon Christians to pray for the country “during this extremely difficult time”.
There's a distinct intellectual vacuity among the American left. I'm reminded of a Reagan quote regarding the distant-left cousins of liberals: "Marxist-Leninist thought," Reagan informed, "is an empty cupboard."Obama to Have Tough Time Regaining Grassroots Support, Says Christian Group
by Alex Schadenberg
It also claims to help reduce the number of abortions. Not only is this not what Planned Parenthood actually accomplishes, but its goal couldn’t be more opposite. As a Planned Parenthood clinic manager, I was directed to double the number of abortions our clinic performed in order to drive up revenue. In keeping, Planned Parenthood headquarters recently issued a directive mandating that all of its affiliates provide abortions by 2013.
ADF attorneys win Arizona parental-choice-in-education case
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the self-confessed mastermind of the September 11 attacks, will be tried by a military court at Guantánamo Bay rather than a civilian court, in a major policy reversal by the Barack Obama administration.
Monday, April 04, 2011
By David Derbyshire
by Steven Ertelt
by Peter Smith
by Jim Hoft
What are friends for?
By Daily Mail Reporter
Mark Greaves meets the brave members of an Anglo-Catholic parish in Kent who are preparing to cross the Tiber together in Holy Week
By Richard Robbins
In February, Episcopal Bishop Kenneth Price Jr. invited the individual Anglican parishes to "contact me to begin a conversation seeking an amicable resolution" of property issues.
For the 24 parishes whose church building titles are held by the Episcopal diocese, the negotiations will revolve around the buildings themselves. The remaining parishes have bank accounts and other property, such as sound systems and office equipment, that could figure in reaching a financial arrangement with the Episcopal diocese.
By Marites N. Sison
By Julian Rodriguez Marin
The incredible story of 70 ancient books hidden in a cave for nearly 2,000 years