States with higher rates of charitable giving went for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in 2012 and have higher rates of religious practice.
A report published by the Chronicle of Philanthropy found that the most and least charitable states in America fell in mostly different camps in the 2012 Presidential Election.
Editors' Note: This is a growing list compiled by the author and at the end of the article, there is information for readers wanting to make their own submission or contest an entry. Below is David Housholder's list in no particular order.
1. Angels with wings (there are angels but no mention of wings). Or that people become angels when they die. And would you believe the angels are not singing at the birth of Jesus, but rather just speaking? And yes, seraphim (the "burners" – flame on!, plural form of "seraph") have wings, and no, the Bible never identifies seraphim as angels. Ditto cherubim (plural of cherub), who are intimidating beasts in the Bible, but turned into fat, naked, winged babies on the walls of Italian churches. Find me one place that says seraphim (burners) are angels (messengers). I'm waiting….
2. The devil with horns and a pitchfork (there is a devil but no red skin, horns or pitchfork) more >>
Mike Overd, a street preacher in the United Kingdom, is facing three charges of "causing offense," a violation of Section 5 of the Public Order Act for public remarks comparing Jesus Christ and the Muslim prophet Muhammad, whom he said had married a 9-year-old girl.
Overd has argued that his comments about Muhammad were not intended to be hateful, as his speech included, "a simple comparison and it was factual."
"I have no hatred of Muslims in me at all and only preach the truth of the Gospel. Recently a Muslim man came to my defense when I was preaching and a local shopkeeper started to shout at me," said Overd, who's been a street preacher for five years and has evangelised in Glasgow, Scotland, and Sheffield, Manchester and Taunton, England. more >>
Terrorists such as ISIS won't be stopped unless Christians help to save the lost boys of the world.
The Lost Boys of Sudan fled violent Islamists, communists and wild animals. Their exodus led them across Ethiopia and eventually to refugee camps in neighboring nations. From camps, the boys were taken to America or other industrialized nations.
Surprisingly, some of the most daunting challenges would lie at their final destinations, such as the USA. Imagine a teenaged orphan's complex transition from rural Sudan to the United States: learning to read and write; the culture shock of TV, the internet, shopping malls, bank accounts and getting a driver's license. more >>
It's tempting to make this a two-word column and simply write – THE NFL'S BASTARD PROBLEM: ROGER GOODELL, but that's not the type of illegitimacy to which I'm referring.
The NFL has a problem with illegitimate children and they're pretending it doesn't exist. For example, in the latest inquisition regarding Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson, we were told that the issue is domestic abuse in the form of child abuse. So the debate must center on questions like: "Is spanking a child abuse?" "Should he have used an open hand and not a switch?" "Is there a minimum age for corporeal punishment?" "Should the NFL act prior to his day in court?"
But no one is talking about the fact that Adrian Peterson has 6 or 7 kids with multiple women who are not his wife. I say 6 or 7 because his mother, who says that Adrian is a "good Christian boy," tells us that her son has 6 kids, while a stripper from Houston and one of Adrian's "Baby-Mamas" reported that Adrian has 7 kids and as far as she knows, treats them all well because he pays child support. more >>
Vice President Joe Biden has continued apologizing over remarks he made last week suggesting that some of America's allies that have joined the fight against terror group ISIS, namely Turkey, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, have been supporting extremist groups in Syria with money and weapons.
"The Vice President thanked the Crown Prince for the UAE's strong support for the international coalition fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, as well as the UAE's longstanding efforts as a stalwart fighter against violent extremism in Syria and throughout the region," the White House said in a statement.
"He clarified that his recent remarks regarding the early stages of the conflict in Syria were not meant to imply that the UAE had facilitated or supported ISIL, al-Qaida, or other extremist groups in Syria. The Vice President noted the UAE's strong steps in countering extremist messaging and financing and expressed gratitude for their participation in ongoing military operations against ISIL." more >>