Religion and Politics

Fox News should stay away from Theology – Two Examples

First up, the Right Reverend and Catholic Sunday School Teacher, Stephen Colbert Esquire completely destroys Bill O’Reilly (ht) The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Crisis in Egypt – Anderson Cooper & Bill O’Reilly<a> Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog</a> Video Archive Next up the astute theologians at the Fox Nation note that the President committed the most heinous of crimes, that of misquoting Scripture (ht) – President Obama misquoted a familiar Bible verse during a faith-based address at the National Prayer Breakfast. “Those who wait on the Lord will soar on wings

Religion and Politics

The Faith of President Obama – The Instrument of God’s Will

Obama said the call of civil rights leaders “to fix what was broken in our world, a call rooted in faith, is what led me just a few years out of college to sign up as a community organizer for a group of churches on the south side of Chicago.” He went on, “It was through that experience – working with pastors and lay people, trying to heal the wounds of hurting neighborhoods – that I came to know Jesus Christ for myself and embrace him as my lord and savior.” And in closing, he said, “When I wake

Religion and Politics

Obama: Prayer Can Make Us Humble, Unite People

President Obama called for civility in the public square and said prayer can help people become more humble, during his address at the National Prayer Breakfast. “For while prayer can buck us up when we are down, keep us calm in a storm; while prayer can stiffen our spines to surmount an obstacle – and I assure you I’m praying a lot these days – prayer can also do something else,” Obama said Thursday morning. “It can touch our hearts with humility. It can fill us with a spirit of brotherhood. It can remind us that each of us

Controversial / Religion and Politics

More on C Street with Jeff Sharlet

Before the Tea Party Express brought tens of thousands to protest in the nation’s capital, and before town hall meetings about health care devolved into shout downs, there was the story of the boys of C Street.

Controversial / Religion and Politics

Ensign's "C Street House" Owned By Group Touting Plans For Christian World Control

There are times when I question my sanity while examining this idea of the Seven Mountains, C-Street, and Dominionism, but thanks to Bruce Wilson I feel that if I am insane, at least I am not alone: The C Street House is run by a secretive Washington ministry known as The Family, or The Fellowship. Over the past year and a half, The Family has gradually come to public attention, mainly due to journalist and Harpers editor Jeff Sharlet’s ground breaking book The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power. The Family  runs the yearly National Prayer Breakfast

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All in 'The Family' – Is this politics or a cult?

As I was watching some news last night, I saw this story on the Rachel Maddow show – and frankly, it’s a bit creepy. I usually stop watching news by that late hour – else the children run screaming from the information overload. It concerns The Family, founded by Nazi-sympathizer, Abraham Vereide. As I was watching, I was figuring – 70 years ago? Um, right around the time all this gooblygook with William Branham started and the Manifest Sons of God. Actually, it is quite possible that these two crossed paths. (You may also want to check out this