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Myth of the Muslim “Golden Age”

Jun 24, 2009 3 Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

In his June 4, 2009 speech at Cairo University in Egypt, President Obama stated, "As a student of history, I also know civilization's debt to Islam. It was Islam -- at places like Al-Azhar University - that carried the light of learning through so many centuries, paving the way for Europe's Renaissance and Enlightenment. ...

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Judge Moore: Obama’s attack on our Christian heritage

Jun 24, 2009 2 Comments ›› Ben DuPré

Independence Day is approaching and, in light of President Obama's recent statements praising Islam and rejecting America’s heritage as a Christian nation, Judge Roy Moore explains in his WorldNetDaily column why we as a nation have always depended upon the Christian God and were founded on Christian principles. We have never declared our “independence” from ...

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Obama and the tale of Isra

Jun 15, 2009 6 Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

President Obama's June 4th speech in Cairo reflects his accelerated efforts to portray a Islam in a favorable light. Declaring that "I consider it part of my responsibility as president of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear," he proceeded to credit Islam with all sorts of scientific ...

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Rep. Forbes challenges Obama: we are a Judeo-Christian nation

Jun 10, 2009 3 Comments ›› Ben DuPré

President Obama has been making the baseless claim that America is not a Christian nation, while simultaneously trying to assert that our tiny Muslim population makes us a "Muslim country." Obama does not just have a problem with simple math, but with simple history and logic. Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.) recently rose in Congress to dispute ...

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Of gays and Muslims: Obama’s pride and prejudice

Jun 3, 2009 3 Comments ›› Ben DuPré

Monday, June 1, was a busy day for Barack Hussein Obama. First, he proclaimed June as "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month."  Obama noted that he was "proud to be the first President to appoint openly LGBT candidates to Senate-confirmed positions in the first 100 days of an Administration."  And he promised some change that ...

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Tripoli v. Paris: A Tale of Two Treaties

Mar 10, 2009 11 Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

Recently “Dean” posted a comment on this blog claiming the United States is not a Christian nation, and citing as evidence an alleged clause from the 1796 Treaty of Tripoli stating that “...the government of the United States is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion,-- as it has in itself no ...

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Response Re “War-like” Bible Passages.

Feb 18, 2009 No Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

Thanks for writing, Paul. I agree that the Bible is not a pacifist document;  it teaches a just warfare doctrine.  But I don't believe its central message is warlike. The Old Testament passages you cite are commands of God given directly to Israel for the conquest of Canaan, because God had given that land to Israel.   They ...

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No God Who Kills Innocents?

Feb 5, 2009 2 Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

Today, 5 Feb 2009, President Obama declared that "there is no religion whose central tenet is hate," and "there is no god who condones taking the life of an innocent human being." Perhaps President Obama should reread the Quoran: "Sura 9:5: Then, when the sacred months have passed, ...

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Judge Moore: Obama thinks we’re a “Muslim nation”?

Feb 4, 2009 6 Comments ›› Ben DuPré

During his presidential campaign, Barack Obama made the statement (repeatedly) that, "Whatever we once were, we're no longer just a Christian nation; we are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers."  (A YouTube clip of Obama delivering the same line in 2007 shows him ...

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Is accommodating sharia law courting disaster?

Feb 22, 2008 1 Comment ›› Greg Jones

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, ignited a firestorm recently when he suggested in a lecture that it "seems unavoidable" that the British legal system would have to start integrating certain aspects of Islamic sharia law into its own legal system because of the growing number of Muslims present in the country. He contended ...

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