Leading evangelist Franklin Graham has taken to Facebook to speak out against an atheist organization that is threatening to file a lawsuit against a Kentucky town if it fails to remove a cross from atop a community water tower, which is located on the campus of a private Christian university.
On Sept. 29, the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation, the nation's largest atheist organization, sent an email to the mayor of Wilmore, Harold Rainwater, demanding that the town remove the Christian cross placed atop the water tower located on the campus of Asbury University, explaining that the cross creates the perception that the town officially endorses Christianity over other religions or no religion.
Although the water tower was originally built by the school, it is now owned and operated by the town and also has the town's name written across the side of the structure. Additionally, pictures of the water tower and the cross are posted to the town's official website. more >>
GOP Presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson vowed to wage a war on what he called "PC police" before the Free Chapel megachurch in Gainesville, Georgia, on Sunday morning. He also described America's relationship with faith as "schizophrenia," noting that faith-positive messages are displayed on U.S. currency, yet there is an aversion to talk about religion.
"The pledge of allegiance to our flag says we are one nation under God. Many courtrooms in the land, on the wall it says 'In God We Trust.' Every coin in our pocket, every bill in our wallet says 'In God We Trust,'" Carson told the thousands who came to listen to his speech at the megachurch, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
"So if it's in our founding documents, it's in our pledges, in our courts and it's on our money, but we're not supposed to talk about it, what in the world is that? In medicine it's called schizophrenia. And I, for one, am simply not willing to kick God to the curb." more >>
A former student has filed a lawsuit against a Colorado university after being told he cannot inscribe Bible verses or the words "God, Lord or Jesus" on a nameplate for his $25,000 donation. The school, however, allowed others to engrave words like "hell" and "whiskey" on their nameplates.
Michael Lucas, a student and football player, gave $25,000 in donation to Colorado School of Mines in Golden for a personalized nameplate placed on a football locker in a newly constructed athletic facility. He wanted to inscribe Colossians 3:23 and Micah 5:9.
The verses read: "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters," and "Your hand will be lifted up in triumph over your enemies, and all your foes will be destroyed." more >>
Best-selling novelist Sue Monk Kidd is working on a book that will take place during the first century, and is expected to feature a married Jesus of Nazareth.
The author of such notable novels as The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention of Wings is working on a story whose narrator will be the wife of the Messiah.
Famed atheist author and intellectual Richard Dawkins may have gone a full 24 hours without insulting anyone on Twitter.
Researchers from the extremely prestigious Institute on Internet Trolling announced that Dawkins' Twitter handle appears to have not a produced a single vicious remark over the span of a full day.
"Our interns were going through Dawkins' numerous tweets and noticed the large gap late last night," announced a lead researcher. more >>
This Christmas season the nation's largest atheist group is planning to unveil a display to rival a Nativity scene at an Indiana Courthouse as part of its ongoing legal effort to have the Christian feature removed from public property.
"The Freedom From Religion Foundation will display a Bill of Rights 'nativity' and a winter solstice banner this year in Franklin County to counter a Nativity scene that has stood alone on public property for 50 years," the organization announced in late September.
"During the course of litigation, the county decided that rather than stay neutral on religion, it would open a public forum for displays, and passed an ordinance regulating the use of its lawn by community residents and organizations." more >>