Christ Almighty! US Foreign Policy vs. Middle Eastern Christianity

The US State Department has quietly ceased cataloging violations of religious freedom in its “Country Reports on Human Rights.” Of course, it’s just a coincidence that this comes at a time when Washington is allying with radical Islamists in Libya, Syria, and Iraq. As CNS reports: “The U.S. State Department removed the sections covering religious … Continue reading “Christ Almighty! US Foreign Policy vs. Middle Eastern Christianity”

A Biblical Threat to National Security

Can a Bible be a “threat to national security”? For years, the government has employed the risk of “national security” excuse to infringe on a wide range of freedoms — like the right to pass through an airport security checkpoint unmolested, or read library books without Big Brother peeking over your shoulder. Michael L. “Mikey” … Continue reading “A Biblical Threat to National Security”

US Muslims More Tolerant, Opposed to Violence Than Other Faiths

Muslims in the United States express greater tolerance for members of other faiths than any other major religious group, according to a major new survey and report released Thursday by the Abu Dhabi Gallup Center. They are also more likely than any other religious group to oppose violent or military attacks against civilians, according to … Continue reading “US Muslims More Tolerant, Opposed to Violence Than Other Faiths”

Doctor Chaplain and the Army of God

Is the military feeding traumatized soldiers in need of counseling to proselytizing evangelical chaplains, instead of mental health professionals? You bet, says Mikey Weinstein of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), which has been tracking what Weinstein likes to call the “Fundamentalist-Christian-Para-Church-Military-Corporate-Proselytizing-Complex” for five years. More recently, there’s been “increasingly frequent and alarming” charges that … Continue reading “Doctor Chaplain and the Army of God”

Succumbing to the Dark Side

Torture is a violation of U.S. and international law. Yet George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, on the basis of legally incompetent memos prepared by Justice Department officials, gave the OK to interrogators to violate U.S. and international law. The new Obama administration shows no inclination to uphold the rule of law by prosecuting those … Continue reading “Succumbing to the Dark Side”