Today, Muslims all over the world celebrate Eid al-Adha. It is an activity-filled holiday which starts with morning prayers, and continues with family and friends visits, feasts and giving gifts to each other.
During this holiday, a common greeting among Muslims is "Eid Mubarak," which means, "Blessed Eid." Other greetings are "Kul 'am wa inta bekhair", which translates to, "May every year see you in good health."
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Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine has tried to explain in a recent speech how he reconciles his Christian faith with his support for LGBT issues, and suggested that the Roman Catholic Church, which he is a member of, may one day embrace gay marriage too.
"As a devout Catholic, for a long time while I was battling for LGBT equality, I believed that marriage was something different," Kaine said at the 20th annual Human Rights Campaign dinner in Washington on Saturday, according to CBS News.
"I had a difficult time reconciling that reality with what I knew to be true from the evidence of my own life, with the teachings of the faith that I had been raised in for my entire life," he added. more >>
Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood in collaboration with Warner Bros. Pictures' and Village Roadshow Pictures' released "Sully" this weekend, and screenwriter Todd Komarnicki says the miracles of that day extended beyond the legendary landing of US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River.
"Sully" stars Oscar winner Tom Hanks as Captain Chesley Sullenberger (Sully), Aaron Eckhart as Sully's co-pilot, Jeff Skiles, and Oscar nominee Laura Linney as Sully's wife, Lorrie Sullenberger.
Komarnicki based the screenplay off of Captain Sully's autobiography Highest Duty. The book and movie detail January 15, 2009, the day the world witnessed the "Miracle on the Hudson" when Captain Sully glided his disabled plane onto the waters of the Hudson River on a cold winter day saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, although Sully was being heralded a hero by the public and the media for his unprecedented aviation skills, an investigation in the days that followed threatened to destroy his reputation and his career. more >>
The chairman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights says that religious liberty is a code word for bigotry and Christian supremacy, in a government report released Thursday.
Martin R. Castro, whom President Obama appointed to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in 2011, remarked in a 307-page report titled Peaceful Coexistence: Reconciling Nondiscrimination Principles with Civil Liberties, wrote that "the phrases 'religious liberty' and 'religious freedom' will stand for nothing except hypocrisy so long as they remain code words for discrimination, intolerance, racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia, Christian supremacy or any form of intolerance."
Although a majority of commissioners voted with him, his opinion is hotly disputed. more >>
The majority of Canadians now support the expansion of the country's non-discrimination laws to include gender identity, according to a new poll released just four months after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party introduced a bill that would punish transgender discrimination with up to two years in prison for violators.
The Angus Reid Institute survey conducted from July 26 to Aug. 2 that questioned a sample size of 1,416 people found that more than eight-in-10 Canadians, or 84 percent of the respondents to the survey, support expanding non-discrimination laws to include gender identity, with only 16 percent opposed.
Over 48 percent of those who responded to the poll said they would describe themselves as "trans allies," 15 percent said they are "trans opponents," while 38 percent said they are "sympathetic but uncertain." more >>
An elite university is futhering the trend of gender-bending language and pronouns, with several faculty calling on the campus community to adjust the way they speak, a move one legal expert says is the "culmination of the LGBT Left's radical gender ideology."
Stanford University Computer Science Professor Cynthia Bailey Lee compiled the list of guidelines for a new computer science faculty workshop in a GoogleDoc that was forwarded to professors in her department, calling on them to create an "inclusive community," according to a Monday report from the Daily Wire. The GoogleDoc urges staff to use "they" and "their/them" as a singular pronoun since it "is now widely accepted as a neutral alternative, and better than the awkward 'he or she' construction because it also includes genderqueer and non-binary."
Roger Severino, a former Justice Department attorney who directs the Devos Center for Religion and Civil Society at the Washington-based Heritage Foundation, opined that this madness represents the culmination of the LGBT Left's radicalism. more >>