Month: November 2005

A Sermon With Some Real Punch

Billy Joe Daugherty preached a routine sermon on Nov. 20. Then a man socked the preacher in the face—and the gospel traveled at the speed of broadband. Most preachers would love it if one of their sermons made national news. That’s what happened to Oklahoma pastor Billy Joe Daugherty—but he had to get punched in

Remarks Shed Light on China’s Religious Persecution

Also, Evangelist Palau Regrets His Suggestion to Chinese House Churches By Allie Martin and Fred Jackson November 29, 2005 (AgapePress) – A spokesman with Voice of the Martyrs says it is encouraging that President George W. Bush spoke about religious freedom in China during his trip to the communist nation. At the same time, a

Dad Outraged Over ISU Policy Allowing Cohabiting Resident Staff

By Jim Brown and Jenni Parker November 29, 2005 (AgapePress) – Some parents with students at Illinois State University want the school to reverse its policy permitting professional staff to engage in unmarried cohabitation in student dormitories. One father, Greg Myers, says he was outraged to learn that the school’s Student Affairs Office allowed his

Veiled Threat

By Paul Sperry When a bewildered Iraqi woman named Sajida al-Rishawi confessed on Jordanian state television last week that she had been part of the team that tried to blow up the Radisson Hotel in Amman, she showed that Iraq has become a base from which al Qaeda launches attacks against its enemies and

U.S. ‘Pandering’ to Palestine With Nazi Appeasement

By Chad Groening November 22, 2005 (AgapePress) – Esther Levens, founder and CEO of the Unity Coalition for Israel, says the recent Palestinian-Israeli “agreement” brokered by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is nothing but more appeasement of terrorists at Israel’s expense. Rice pushed the Israelis to allow the Palestinians in Gaza to have a direct

‘Compromises’ on Human Sexuality Undercut Biblical Standards

By Jody Brown November 22, 2005 (AgapePress) – A coalition of denominational renewal groups is warning Christians in America that an “assault” on biblical standards regarding sexuality — in the guise of supposed “compromises” — is in reality subverting those standards so that church bodies and officials can disregard them whenever they wish. For decades,

Bible denied to inmate at Guantanamo

Richard A. Serrano Los Angeles Times Nov. 27, 2005 12:00 AM WASHINGTON – At the U.S. prison for suspected terrorists at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, everyone gets a Quran, but no one gets a Bible. Saifullah Paracha, a 58-year-old former Pakistani businessmen with reputed ties to al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, has been in U.S. custody

Charity cash for Palestinian poor was siphoned to suicide bombers

By Eric Silver in Jerusalem Published: 28 November 2005 Millions of pounds donated by British and other European charities to help the Palestinian poor were unwittingly diverted to fund terror and support the families of suicide bombers, Israeli prosecutors claimed yesterday. Ahmed Salatna, 43, a Hamas activist from the West Bank town of Jenin, was

Intelligent design has scientific foundation

In the opinion section of the Nov. 18 issue, the Morning Sentinel ran a cartoon by Stuart Carlson that mocks the proponents of intelligent design and betrays the cartoonist’s misconceptions about the debate on evolution. In a “Wizard of Oz” setting, Dorothy says, “Toto, I’ve got a feeling we’re not in the 21st century anymore,”

Faribault teacher holds firm on his design belief

November 26, 2005 Rodney LeVake still teaches science in Faribault, Minn. And he still wishes he’d had a chance to tell the Supreme Court why he believes that students should be taught about alternatives to evolution. “I never believed a person should teach a creation account in a public school situation,” he said. But students