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Religious Diversity. For EDUC 709 Dr. Jennings and Dr. Kottke These are the slides that I created for a group project. Concept Map: Blumenfeld. Christian Privilege: Invisible, Unearned, Largely Unacknowledged Array of Benefits. Christian churches can become social networks.
For EDUC 709Dr. Jennings and Dr. KottkeThese are the slides that I created for a group project
Christian churches can become social networks
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"This is not a decision that I come to lightly, and frankly it's one that I made with some sadness," Obama told reporters in Aberdeen, S.D. "Trinity was where I found Jesus Christ, where we were married, where our children were baptized. We have many friends among the 8,000 congregants."
President Barack Obama
What's Really at Stake in the Gay Marriage Debate? Part Four By R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
Christian Post Guest Columnist Wed, Oct. 29 2008 08:09 AM EDT
There is great wisdom in Sowell's analysis, and in his book, The Conflict of Visions. But the greatest achievement of this book is Sowell's insistence that political struggles have ideological origins.
This is certainly true with reference to the political struggle over same-sex marriage. In California, the controversy is over "Proposition 8" on the November ballot - a measure that would amend the state's constitution to establish marriage as the union of a man and a woman. Voters in Arizona and Florida will face measures that would disallow same-sex marriages. Nationwide, we face efforts to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (a repeal championed by Sen. Barack Obama) and to achieve same-sex marriage through the courts. State by state, the issue is constantly reshaped and reframed.
At the same time, there is a sense that the public is shifting its perception of the issue. When the issue is framed as simple fairness, Americans increasingly seem to tire of arguing that sexual behavior or orientation (at least in terms of homosexuality) should matter when it comes to the basic rights associated with marriage. This trend is especially noticeable among the young. Younger Americans, by and large, see homosexuality as part of the recognizable landscape and within the normal range of human behaviors.
All this represents a massive shift in perception over a relatively short period of time. The activists promoting the normalization of homosexuality have been tremendously successful in their efforts. The mainstream media, the educational elites, and various culture shapers have pushed this cause. Today, on the average college or university campus, homosexuality is not considered to be a major moral issue. Any discrimination against homosexuals, on the other hand, is considered a moral issue of urgency and outrage. In much of the culture, it is considered increasingly immoral to assert that homosexuality is immoral.
“Spare the rod and spoil the child”
“Cleanliness is next to Godliness”
“Forgive and forget”
“I swear to God”
“I swear on the Holy Bible”
“I swear to tell the truth and nothing but the truth so help me God”
“You reap what you sow”
“She has the patience of Job”
““She’s just a Jezebel”
“Don’t be a Judas”
“You’re an angel”
“He has the wisdom of Solomon”
“Don’t crucify me”
“He’s on a crusade”
“It’s the gospel according to…”
“God damn it!”
“Go to Hell!”
“Stairway to Heaven”
“God Bless America”Hegemony is Advanced through Discourses: Common Phrases
Names for the Bible – Capitalize all names for the Bible, for parts and versions of the Bible and all names of other sacred books. Examples: Bible Scriptures Word of God Holy Bible Old Testament New Testament Gospels Ten Commandments Lord’s Prayer Gospels Gospel of Luke King James Version New International Version
Creeds and Confessions – Capitalize all names of creeds and confessions of faith and general Biblical terms. Examples: Lord’s Supper the Apostles’ Creed the Westminster Catechism Nicene Creed
Deity - Capitalize all names for Deity Examples: Father Almighty God Lord Holy Spirit Son of Man Messiah Lord of Hosts Redeemer Savior Holy Trinity
Devil - Capitalize all names for the Devil Examples: Devil Satan Adversary Father of Lies Evil One Lucifer Prince of Darkness Beelzebub (meaning Satan)* Do not capitalize when used in a general sense or as an expletive.
on the Great Seal of the United States of America, condensed by Charles Thompson, designer of the seal in its final form, from L. Juppiter omnipotes, audacibus annue coeptis "All-powerful Jupiter favor (my) daring undertakings," line 625 of book IX of Virgil's "Aeneid." The words also appear in Virgil's "Georgics," book I, line 40: Da facilem cursam, atque audacibus annue coeptis "Give (me) an easy course, and favor (my) daring undertakings." Thompson changed the imperative annue to annuit, the third person singular form of the same verb in either the present tense or the perfect tense. The motto also lacks a subject. The motto is often translated as "He (God) is favorable to our undertakings," but this is not the only possible translation. Thomson wrote: "The pyramid signifies Strength and Duration: The Eye over it & Motto allude to the many signal interpositions of providence in favour of the American cause." The original design (by William Barton) showed the pyramid and the motto Deo Favente Perennis "God favoring through the years."
Lent begins - Clean Monday - Orthodox Christian
Orthodox Sunday - Orthodox Christian
Mawlid an Nabi * ** - Islamcommemoration of the birthday of Prophet Muhammad
Purim * - Jewish celebration of the deliverance of the Jewish minority in Persia from genocide
Holi ** - Hindu spring festival dedicated to the god of pleasure
Hola Mohala - Sikh A Sikh day when mock battles are fought and martial arts are displayed
L. Ron Hubbard birthday - Scientology
St Patrick's Day - Christian
Ostara * - Wicca - Northern Hemisphere
Mabon * - Wicca - Southern Hemisphere
Norouz (New Year) - Persian/Zoroastrian
Naw Ruz (New Year) - Baha'i
Annunciation of Virgin Mary - Christian
Khordad Sal (Birth of Prophet Zaranhushtra) Zoroastrian
New Year ** - Hindu
Passion Sunday ** - ChristianMarginalization : Religious Holidays
Ramanavami ** - Hinducelebration of the birth of Lord Rama,
Palm Sunday - Christian
8 Vesak - Buddha's Birth (Buddhist)
Pesach (Passover) first two days * - Jewish
Theravadin New Year ** - Buddhist
Lord's Evening Meal - Jehovah's Witness Christian
Maundy Thursday - Christian
Hanuman Jayanti - Hindu celebration of Hanuman who was an embodiment of Lord Rama. Devotion and selfless work are encouraged.
Good Friday - Christian
Easter - Christian
Palm Sunday - Orthodox Christian
Easter Monday Christian
Baisakhi - Sikh Hindu start of the New Years. Greetings that wish good life in coming days are exchanged.
Pesach (Passover) final two days * - Jewish
Lazarus Saturday - Orthodox Christian
Holy Friday- Orthodox Christian
Easter/Pascha - Orthodox Christian
Yom HaSho'ah * - Jewish Holocaust Day. The day has been established to remember the six million Jews killed by the Nazis in 1933-45
First Day of Ridvan * - Baha'i commemoration of the twelve day period in 1863 when Baha'u'llah declared that he was God's messenger for this age
Saint George's Day - ChristianMarginalization : Religious Holidays
San Diego religious symbol’s display
on public land violates Constitution,
Church-State watchdog group argues
The Christian cross is not an appropriate symbol to memorialize deceased veterans of many different faith perspectives and should not be displayed on government property, Americans United for Separation of Church and State has told a federal appeals court.
Americans United and other religious and civil liberties groups today asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn a lower court’s ruling holding that the Mt. Soledad cross in San Diego is a secular war memorial.
“American service personnel come from many different faiths and some follow no spiritual path at all,” said the Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United. “It is disrespectful to our deceased veterans to use the symbol of only one faith to memorialize them all.
By Christine Anne Piesyk January 17, 2009 Clarksville Online
Mt. Soledad Cross is Safe for NowTuesday, August 05, 2008By Pete Winn, Senior Writer/Editor
More than 170,000 people have signed the ACLJ's petitionto preserve the Mt. Soledad cross
(CNSNews.com) – Most residents of San Diego, Calif., like the cross at the center of the city’s Mt. Soledad War Memorial – so much so that a local leader says if a court order ever forced the cross off the now-federally owned property it would seriously divide the city. “It would certainly result in a great deal of polarization in the community,” Bill Kellogg, president of the Mt. Soledad Memorial Association, told CNSNews. “I think the community cares very, very much about it – and I’ve heard reports about radio broadcasters and others wanting to chain themselves to the cross, that people want to lay in front of the bulldozers.” That is a little less likely to happen, however, given that a federal court ruled last week that the cross is constitutional and can stay on federal property.
“Attorney Expecting More Good News on Mt. Soledad Cross Case”
(AgapePress) - A public-interest law firm representing parties who have fought to save San Diego's Mount Soledad cross now expects the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to rule moot a federal district judge's May 2006 order to have the cross removed. That's following last week's decision by a state appellate court that upheld Proposition A -- a 2005 ballot referendum transferring the property to the federal government for a war memorial.
The Baltimore Sun , June 1, 2003
Faith Digest: Religious hate crimes dropped last year
By Staff, Baptist Standard Published: November 07, 2008
Hate crimes directed against a person's religion decreased in 2007, but hate crimes against gays and lesbians increased slightly, according to the FBI's 2007 Hate Crimes Statistics.
In 2006, the FBI reported 1,597 hate crimes motivated by a religious bias. That figure dropped to 1,477 in 2007, according to the report.
Of the religiously based hate crimes, attacks against Jews rose from 64 percent in 2006 to 68 percent in 2007. Anti-Muslim hate crimes, meanwhile, decreased from 12 percent in 2006 to 9 percent in 2007.
Hate crimes against Catholics accounted for 4 percent of the reported hate crimes motivated by religious biases -- down from 5 percent in 2006. Four percent of the hate crimes were motivated by anti-Protestant biases, and 9 percent were against other religions.
Of the reported hate crimes motivated by religious bias, 18 percent occurred in churches, synagogues or temples; 26 percent occurred in or near residences or homes; and 12 percent occurred in schools or colleges.
The FBI reported 1,415 hate crimes based on a person's sexual orientation in 2006 and 1,460 hate crimes in 2007. Of those offenses, 59 percent targeted gay men, 13 percent targeted lesbians, and 25 percent were more generally anti-homosexual.
Ray Boltz Birth name Ray Boltz Born: 1953 Origin Muncie, Indiana, USA Genre(s) : Worship, Contemporary Christian Occupation(s): Singer-songwriter Years active 1990–present Website: Official Website RayBoltz.ComIn September 2008, Ray “came out” as a gay man but continues to minister in “open and affirming” churches.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (CNN) -- The Rev. Ted Haggard agreed Saturday to resign as leader of the megachurch he started in his basement more than 20 years ago after its independent investigative board said he was guilty of "sexually immoral conduct."
On Friday, Haggard admitted he had received a massage from a Denver man who claimed the prominent pastor had paid him for sex over three years. Haggard also admitted he had bought methamphetamine.
Haggard, in an interview with CNN affiliate KUSA, denied having sex with Mike Jones and said he did not use the drug and threw it away.
After the allegations were made public, Haggard resigned as president of the influential National Association of Evangelicals, an umbrella group representing more than 45,000 churches with 30 million members.
He also temporarily stepped aside as pastor of the 14,000-member New Life Church.