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June 4, 2014

LinkedIn Criticized for Censoring Tiananmen Square Content at China’s Behest

LinkedIn-Corporation

A major international social networking company is being criticized for assisting with China’s aggressive censorship of matters concerning the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests. Continue reading “LinkedIn Criticized for Censoring Tiananmen Square Content at China’s Behest”

Last of WWII Navajo Code Talkers, Chester Nez, Dies at 93

Chester Nez, the last of the Navajo code talkers, stands outside his son's home in Albuquerque in 2001. (Jake Schoellkkopf / For the Los Angeles Times)
Chester Nez, the last of the Navajo code talkers, stands outside his son’s home in Albuquerque in 2001. (Jake Schoellkkopf / For the Los Angeles Times)

The final member of the original Navajo code talkers, the group of 28 Native Americans who played a crucial role for U.S. communications during World War II, has died. Continue reading “Last of WWII Navajo Code Talkers, Chester Nez, Dies at 93”

WATCH: Missouri High School Principal Applauded for Cleverly Working ‘God’ Into Commencement Speech; Atheist Upset

A Missouri high school principal who garnered thunderous applause and a starring role in a viral video for a commencement speech in which he repeatedly invoked God in ways to dodge First Amendment objections has atheists seeing red. Continue reading “WATCH: Missouri High School Principal Applauded for Cleverly Working ‘God’ Into Commencement Speech; Atheist Upset”

Putin Jabs at Hillary Clinton in Response to her Likening him to Hitler; Says it’s ‘Best Not to Argue with Women’

Russian President Vladimir Putin took several jabs at Hillary Clinton’s gender in an interview with a French television station recorded Tuesday. (GREENFIELD/SIPA/GREENFIELD/SIPA)
Russian President Vladimir Putin took several jabs at Hillary Clinton’s gender in an interview with a French television station recorded Tuesday. (GREENFIELD/SIPA/GREENFIELD/SIPA)

Russian President Vladimir Putin took jabs at Hillary Clinton’s gender in response to her own statements where she likened the man’s actions to that of Adolf Hitler. Continue reading “Putin Jabs at Hillary Clinton in Response to her Likening him to Hitler; Says it’s ‘Best Not to Argue with Women’”

Bowe Bergdahl’s Hometown, Hailey, Idaho, Cancels Welcome-Home Celebration

Flags and balloons marking the release from captivity of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl adorn the sidewalk outside a shop in the soldier's hometown of Hailey, Idaho, on Wednesday. Organizers canceled a planned welcome back celebration, citing concerns crowds could overwhelm the small town. (Photo: Brian Skoloff, AP)
Flags and balloons marking the release from captivity of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl adorn the sidewalk outside a shop in the soldier’s hometown of Hailey, Idaho, on Wednesday. Organizers canceled a planned welcome back celebration, citing concerns crowds could overwhelm the small town. (Photo: Brian Skoloff, AP)

Organizers called off a welcome-home celebration for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, released after nearly five years of captivity in Afghanistan, saying Wednesday that expected crowds threatened to overwhelm his small hometown of Hailey, Idaho. Continue reading “Bowe Bergdahl’s Hometown, Hailey, Idaho, Cancels Welcome-Home Celebration”

Kirsten Powers on Christianity, Homosexuality, and the Future of America

Kirsten Powers

Church has done this before on slavery, the solar system and divorce. Continue reading “Kirsten Powers on Christianity, Homosexuality, and the Future of America”

Pastor Fred Luter Reflects on 2-Year SBC Presidency, Prays for Diversity to Continue After His Term Ends

Fred Luter
Fred Luter

On the cusp of completing his two-year presidential tenure as the first African American president of the Southern Baptist Convention, pastor Fred Luter sat down for a question-and-answer session with the Baptist Message, the newsjournal of the Louisiana Baptist Convention.

Continue reading “Pastor Fred Luter Reflects on 2-Year SBC Presidency, Prays for Diversity to Continue After His Term Ends”

Former Megachurch Pastor Jack Schaap Wants 12-Year Prison Sentence Overturned, Blames Underage Girl for Seducing Him

Former Hammond First Baptist Church Pastor Jack Schaap is seeking to have his 12-year prison sentence for child molesting overturned. Kyle Telechan, file, The Times
Former Hammond First Baptist Church Pastor Jack Schaap is seeking to have his 12-year prison sentence for child molesting overturned.
Kyle Telechan, file, The Times

A former minister of First Baptist Church of Hammond is gambling he can get out of prison by branding as a seductress the underage girl he molested.

Continue reading “Former Megachurch Pastor Jack Schaap Wants 12-Year Prison Sentence Overturned, Blames Underage Girl for Seducing Him”

Fan Buys New Jersey Home of Whitney Houston

An emergency room doctor, who's also a Whitney Houston fan, bought her home for $1.5 million. Zillow
An emergency room doctor, who’s also a Whitney Houston fan, bought her home for $1.5 million.
Zillow

The New Jersey home of the late singer Whitney Houston — which languished on and off the market since 2009, only to be sold in February to an investment company — is once again changing hands.

Continue reading “Fan Buys New Jersey Home of Whitney Houston”

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