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December 27, 2005
Let me commend you for reporting that "the Eastern PA Organizing Project, a faith-based and community group... " rebuked the School District of Philadelphia. Faith groups can and should rebuke secular organizations, for faith groups are better at changing lives than secular organizations. We are accountable to the God who made us, whereas secular organizations leave out God all together. The only hope for improving the educational system in America is impacting the Word of God upon it. Thomas Muldoon, Philadelphia
ENTERTAINMENT
October 12, 2010
9 tonight CHANNEL 12 Religion played a key role during the Civil War, as both Northern abolitionists and Southern slaveholders turned to the Bible to justify their stance. The second hour looks at challenges to traditional faith in the 19th century.
NEWS
September 2, 2005 | By DENNIS G. SHULMAN
I JUST RETURNED from Crawford, Texas, where I was invited by Cindy Sheehan to participate in an interfaith service. As I was driving toward the large tent that has become the heart of the antiwar movement in this country, just a few feet from the entrance to George Bush's ranch retreat to lead prayers for peace and the souls of those of our children who have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, I passed a group of pro-Bush, pro-war demonstrators....
NEWS
December 28, 2005
REGARDING Jack Phillippe's Dec. 19 letter mistakenly insinuating that God is mentioned in the Constitution: The phrase, " . . . that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator . . . " is contained in the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution. But how does Jack feel seeing that the Declaration of Independence trumps his Bible in the values department in that slavery is acceptable? Or maybe I read that in another work of fiction. Bill Paci, Philadelphia Dollar Education Re: Willard Elementary school stories.
NEWS
January 30, 2003 | MICHAEL SMERCONISH
PATRICK Cubbage got fired for doing God's work. He's the military honor guardsman who worked at New Jersey's largest veterans cemetery and had a practice of saying "God bless you and this family, and God bless the United States of America" as he handed over our nation's flag to the families of deceased veterans. That's what got him canned. No wonder the firing quickly became a national embarrassment. To make matters worse, his superiors initially quibbled with his public explanation of his discharge.
NEWS
April 23, 1996 | By Acel Moore
On the day that the news pages and broadcast airwaves were filled with the story of Jessica Dubroff, the 7-year-old pilot who died in a plane crash in Wyoming during a cross-country trip, another little girl, Christina Hunter-Shaw, 8, was being eulogized here. She had been killed in an auto accident earlier that week near her West Philadelphia home - a story that got much less media attention. But to those who knew her - her family, her neighbors and her teachers and classmates at Daroff Elementary School - Christina was more than just a faceless name in the news.
NEWS
December 30, 2013
C ONTINUING a tradition, the annual dialogue between God and Your Favorite Columnist. GOD: How you doing, sonny? YFC: Great, except for your habit of calling me sonny. I don't care for it. GOD: Remember when Explorer froze the other day when you were in the middle of writing (it never freezes when you're not) and you yelled, "God damn it"? How do you think I felt? YFC: Hmmm. I had no idea you were so thin-skinned. GOD: Give this a listen: "Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
NEWS
February 5, 2004
RE THE letter from Kevin Flanagan titled "Abortion: Maybe It's God's Will": I can most assuredly tell you from reading the Bible that it is not God's will that people who call themselves doctors kill innocent human beings. God has no penchant for destruction. If anyone deserves destruction it is not innocent unborn human beings - it is Americans who have allowed abortion to continue in this nation for more than 30 years. We have innocent blood on our hands. Maybe it's the U.S. who is next to be disciplined.
NEWS
January 27, 1986
Is God deaf, or what? One would think so, what with President Reagan, some of his cabinet and most of the fundamentalist leaders of this country crying for a law to permit organized vocal prayer in the public schools. What ever became of the notion that God knows what's going on inside our heads even before we do? Is there a religion with a god so far away that voices must be raised in unison to get her attention? I thought only drill instructors were thay way. John R. Spengler Ambler.
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January 29, 2016 | By Jim Rutter, For The Inquirer
Japanese playwright Toshiki Okada may or may not like baseball, but he holds a soft spot for millennials. His sinister, slightly funny, and intelligent God Bless Baseball , which played Jan. 22-23 at Fringe Arts, teems with insights in its allegorical look at a game that's as American as apple pie and global economic domination. Okada's play starts innocently enough. On Tadasu Takamine's set, two twenty-something women (Aoi Nozu and Sung Hee Wi) stand inside a baseball diamond. One Japanese, one Korean, their words appear in English on a pair of short screens that flank a giant, imposing white disc that resembles the inside of an umbrella.
NEWS
January 28, 2016 | By Andrew Seidman, TRENTON BUREAU
BLOOMFIELD, Iowa - Ted Cruz continued a weeklong sprint toward Monday's Iowa caucuses, traveling the state with high-profile conservatives who helped him frame the election as a moral choice between two candidates: the Texas senator, a self-described consistent conservative, and Donald Trump, portrayed as a con artist who shouldn't be trusted. The case for Cruz, pitched by the candidate, as well as by Rep. Steve King (R., Iowa) and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, boiled down to this: his respect for the Constitution and his faith in God. "It's a binary decision now," King told a few dozen people at a church here, about 100 miles southeast of Des Moines.
NEWS
January 15, 2016 | Deborah Woodell, Staff Writer
We would be remiss in calling Randy Blythe nostalgic, but there are hints that the Lamb of God frontman longs for the old days. For instance, he said in a recent interview, he likes when his band is the opening act. "I hate headlining," Blythe said, chuckling, speaking in advance of Saturday's sold-out show at the Electric Factory in which Lamb of God will, in fact, headline. The bill also features Anthrax, Deafheaven, and Power Trip. "I'd rather open up. It's a lot easier to steal a show early on. By the time we play, three other bands are going to play.
NEWS
January 11, 2016
'In God we trust. " The obverse side of every modern U.S. coin is stamped with this, America's national motto. Many hold this as an affirmation of a Christian origin of the American republic, while others argue - often in court - that freedom of religion may also be construed as freedom from religion. As debate kicks up concerning which faces and phrases adorn U.S. fiat currency, consider a brief history of the minted maxim: The first coins struck by the nascent United States did not bear the motto.
NEWS
January 7, 2016 | By Rita Giordano, Staff Writer
The Haddon Heights School District will not fight an American Civil Liberties Union complaint about a school tradition of saying "God bless America" after the daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. The challenge involved the district's Glenview Elementary School, where faculty who are no longer with the district began having children say "God bless America" after the pledge following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The practice took root at Glenview but was not picked up by other district schools.
NEWS
December 30, 2015
Continuing a tradition, the annual dialogue between God and Your Favorite Columnist. YFC: What's the matter, God? You seem preoccupied. GOD: There's a lot of evil in the world, other than Snapchat. I'm trying to take my mind off things. YFC: You're playing with a drone. GOD: The joy stick is giving me fits. It's a Christmas gift. YFC: From whom? GOD: Rachel Dolezal. She wants me to change her back to white. YFC: She is white. GOD: Who's to say, really?
NEWS
December 25, 2015
By Lauren R. Stanley If you could have anything you wanted for Christmas, I'm often asked, what would it be? OK, if I could have anything, of course I would ask for world peace. I'm a priest - what else would I ask for? But I don't get to have just anything, any more than anyone else does. So I'm going to make a realistic list of things that are entirely within the realm of human gift giving. What do I want? I want a restoration of civility in the world. I want us to be nicer to each other.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 24, 2015 | By Chris Satullo, For The Inquirer
'Five minutes, everybody, five minutes. " Harris Diggs, stage manager for Penn Comic Theatre, strolled through the basement warren that masqueraded as a dressing area for the cast of 2015: Was It Just a Dream? Intermission was half over. Dressing-room speakers buzzed with audience chatter. "Another great house tonight!" Nick O'Malley said. "You killed with the new bit, Marsh. You killed!" Marshall Jefferson took this praise with a smile. As was her half-crazed wont, creative director Gwendolyn Driver had scrapped one sketch that, in her judgment, hadn't "landed" with audiences during the first week of performances.
NEWS
December 21, 2015 | By Chris Satullo, For The Inquirer
S ix weeks to Christmas, two weeks to opening night . . . "OK, shut it down, shut it down, shut it down. " Gwendolyn Driver waved her arms. She was not satisfied - her standard state this time of year. "Take a break, everyone. I need a minute to think. " Gwen stood up to her full 5-foot-11 and gazed across the rehearsal room in the former Catholic school in Fishtown. But her focus wasn't on the old blackboard on the wall, or the clutter of props and guitar cases on the floor.
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