This is probably something he didn’t expect and didn’t want, but he’s stuck with it now.
When Obama announced that his position on same-sex marriage had evolved, it outraged some African-American pastors like Pastor and Del. Emmett Burns.
“He has said to his base, African-Americans, ‘I am going against your beliefs and your thoughts,’” Burns said.
Saturday I blogged about a speaker at an anti-bullying event turning into an anti-Christian bully himself. Today he says he stands by most of his comments.
Columnist and gay-rights advocate Dan Savage is standing by his comment that “we can learn to ignore the bulls**t in the Bible about gay people” at a recent conference for high school students, a line that prompted some to walk out and spurred intense online debate.
Looks like the Obama Administration’s war on religion has awakened the sleeping giant, and filled him with a terrible resolve (with all due respect to Admiral Yamamoto).
Earlier this month, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops called for two weeks of public protest in June and July against what it sees as growing government encroachment on religious freedom.
The protests are expected to include priests and nuns and thousands of Catholic parishioners. Some activists expect civil disobedience, which could lead to powerful images of priests and nuns being led away in hand restraints.
Okay, Louis Farrakhan has officially jumped the shark (emphasis in original):
Most astoundingly, Farrakhan made the argument that Jesus was not Christian. “Because Jesus said ‘Not My will, but Thy will.’ You know what we call that in Arabic? Islam. He was a Muslim.”
Over the weekend Timothy Cardinal Dolan was on Face the Nation, and he spoke out on many issues, including separation of church and state, whether you should vote for or against Romney because he’s a Mormon, and of course the mandate that religious institutions and companies have to provide contraception coverage.
The video is below the fold. If you’re just interested in his comments on the mandate, it starts about 5:15 in the clip.
An Easter poll that should raise your spirits (no pun intended) if you’re a Christian:
This Easter weekend, Americans’ belief in the divinity of Jesus Christ remains strong.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 86% of American Adults believe the person known to history as Jesus Christ walked the Earth 2,000 years ago. Just seven percent (7%) don’t share this belief. (To see survey question wording, click here).