The Wild Goose Festival, an ongoing four-day revival camp in North Carolina featuring music, yoga, liberal talk and embracing of gays and lesbians, is facing heat from evangelicals who say it is aimed at selling gnostic beliefs to the youth.
“Most Religious Left groups that advocated leftist policies in past generations are now in severe decline, and their activists are now targeting evangelical youth,” said Mark Tooley, president of the Institute on Religion and Democracy, which works to reaffirm the church’s biblical and historical teachings.
The Wild Goose, a Celtic metaphor for the Holy Spirit, is a “festival of justice, spirituality, music and the arts” to discover where justice and spirituality intersect, according to organizers, mostly from the Emerging Church Movement, who inaugurated the event on Shakori Hills in North Carolina’s Piedmont region Thursday. more >>
Google, famed for creating “doodles” to celebrate significant events, has been criticized by the gay community for hiding one of its new doodles marking gay pride month.
Throughout June a rainbow pops up alongside the Google search bar – but only when users search for certain "pride-related" terms such as: “gay,” "lesbian," "homosexuality," "LGBT," "bisexual" and "transgender."
A Google email explained: “During the month of June, Google is celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Pride. For some Pride-related search queries, we are showing a rainbow at the end of the search bar.” more >>
The Family Research Council has fired another salvo in the debate on legalizing same-sex marriage with the release of a new documentary that details the harm same-sex marriage can inflict upon a society.
“The Problem with Same-sex Marriage: How It Will Affect You and Your Children” brings in marriage, family and homosexual experts to talk about what happens when marriage is redefined.
“This DVD answers the question, How same-sex marriage would affect society, in particularly how it would affect children,” says Peter Sprigg, senior fellow for policy studies at the Washington, D.C.-based FRC. more >>
A jury of 13 Wisconsin ordained elders convicted a lesbian minister of performing a September 2009 same-sex wedding for a lesbian couple despite a United Methodist Church ban on the practice.
However, the jury acquitted the Rev. Amy DeLong on a second charge of being a “self-avowed practicing homosexual.” The vote was 12-1.
The United Methodist Church permits gay and lesbian ministers to serve as long as they remain celibate. The church does not permit clergy to perform same-sex marriage rituals. more >>
Mayor Linda Thompson of Harrisburg, Pa., is uniting with religious leaders and fasting for three days starting Wednesday for the good of the city amid a financial crisis.
The mayor hopes that during the three days "a cooperative spirit among government leaders, the business community and citizens" will pervade as the city faces various challenges.
The fast will be based on an all liquid diet where dozens of religious leaders from Christian, Jewish, and Muslim faiths will participate. The fast will end Friday evening followed by a prayer service at Goodwin Memorial Baptist Church, where Thompson has been a member for 13 years. more >>
You may have heard the public outcry over the parents in Toronto who have decided to keep their baby’s gender a secret.
When Kathy Witterick and David Stocker sent an e-mail to friends and family announcing the birth of their baby, Storm, they wrote: “We’ve decided not to share Storm’s sex for now -- a tribute to freedom and choice in place of limitation.”
According to Yahoo News, “only the parents, their two other children (both boys), a close friend, and the two midwives who helped deliver the now 4-month-old baby know its gender. Even the grandparents have been left in the dark.” more >>