Military Conscientious Objector discharges rare in today’s force

The officer charged with killing 13 Fort Hood soldiers told his family and associates he wanted out of the U.S. military because his interpretation of the Quran bans Muslims from participating in the killing of fellow Muslims. In at least one class presentation a few years ago, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan suggested that Muslims like... Continue Reading

Palin Mania Hits West Michigan

Sarah Palin will make her long-promised return trip to Michigan, and the visit is causing quite a stir in Republican-friendly Grand Rapids. The former GOP vice presidential candidate and Alaska governor will kick off a national tour for her book “Going Rogue” at a Barnes & Noble book store at Woodland Mall. The book hit... Continue Reading

Churches Win in Equal Access Debate

A California city has had a change of heart related to church activities in city facilities. Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) attorney Daniel Blomberg explains that the case boils down to the fact that public facilities are indeed public facilities — and that churches, which are part of the public, have equal rights of access. “[T]he... Continue Reading

Biblical anti-Obama slogan: Use of Psalm 109:8 funny or sinister?

There’s a new slogan making its way onto car bumpers and across the Internet. It reads simply: “Pray for Obama: Psalm 109:8” A nice sentiment? Maybe not. The psalm reads, “Let his days be few; and let another take his office.” Presidential criticism through witty slogans is nothing new. Bumper stickers, t-shirts, and hats with... Continue Reading

Jews raise millions to be ready for coming of the Messiah

Yehuda Glick is a 44-year-old American-born Jew who spends most of every day preparing for the arrival of the Messiah in Jerusalem. Since he became the executive director of the Temple Institute, Mr Glick’s main task has been to supervise the manufacture of the utensils the high priests will need when the day arrives. Crowns... Continue Reading

Obama Says Jerusalem Building Could Be ‘Dangerous’

Israeli plans to build 900 new homes in Jerusalem’s Gilo neighborhood, constructed beyond the city’s 1967 borders, could have “dangerous” consequences, President Barack Obama said. Obama said “additional settlement building does not contribute to Israel’s security,” according to a transcript of an interview he gave Fox News. “I think it makes it harder for them... Continue Reading

National Religious Leaders to Release Historic Declaration on Christian Conscience

On Friday (November 20) a group of prominent Christian clergy, ministry leaders and scholars will release the Manhattan Declaration, which addresses the sanctity of life, traditional marriage and religious liberty. The 4,700-word declaration issues a clarion call to Christians to adhere to their convictions and informs civil authorities that the signers will not – under... Continue Reading

Ex-Defense Department official to head Fort Hood review

Defense Secretary Robert Gates has tapped a former senior defense official to lead a broad Pentagon review of the circumstances surrounding the Fort Hood shootings, The Associated Press has learned. Gates will announce today that it will be a single, coordinated review, and will call for a quick, short-term report, followed by a longer, more... Continue Reading

Creationist to dispense Darwin at College Campus

Bill Wiesner bought more than 250 copies of Charles Darwin’s “Origin of Species” this month. But he disagrees with the theory of evolution. Wiesner spent more than $300 on special edition versions of the book that include a 50-page introduction that instead supports the creationism-based theory of intelligent design. He plans on giving away 700... Continue Reading

Fort Hood Suspect Likely Acted Alone

U.S. authorities believe suspected Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan was most likely a self-radicalized extremist who acted alone, according to officials who were briefed on the case Tuesday. The briefing for select members of Congress came as Republicans with oversight for national security issues called on Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to open... Continue Reading