August 19, 2008 |
American Christians whose 315 Bibles were confiscated by Chinese officials left the Kunming airport after a 26-hour standoff. Members of Vision Beyond Borders had said they would not leave the airport until Communist authorities returned the Bibles, taken from their checked luggage. But the group said the U.S. Embassy told them that Chinese law forbids bringing religious products into the nation for more than personal use. Pat Klein, a representative of the group, said he was told he could pick up the Bibles on his way out of the country.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 1994
In a free society, Christians have the same right to advocate laws reflecting their moral code as everyone else. It is not bigotry to have a set of moral beliefs, nor is it a "phobia." The strategy being used against American Christians is to accuse them of the sins being committed by the accusers. The intolerant liberal accuses the Christian of being intolerant and while speaking hate against the Christian, accuses Christians of being hateful. The liberal accuses Christians of trying to force their beliefs on others while trying to force their beliefs on the public with their allies in the press parroting their politically correct agenda.
December 16, 2003
Re "With God, Bush Is on the Right Side," Commentary, Dec. 12: Jack Miles was precisely on target. When I began studying the Koran and converted to Islam, I continued to worship the same God to whom I had prayed since I was a child, and about whom I learned in Catholic school. The notion that Allah is not the God of the Jews and Christians is, frankly, absurd. The many mainstream Christians whom I have met have never imagined such a claim as is made by evangelical theologian Richard Land.
December 11, 1994
Your piece on Jim Wallis ("Faith, Hope and Activism," by Howard Kohn, Nov. 6) was uplifting. All my life I have lived in white suburban neighborhoods while my child attended predominantly white schools. Then I became starkly aware of the separateness of white America and black America. I recently moved to a predominantly African American neighborhood. My child now goes to a school where there is a mixture of races. Jim Wallis and the Sojourners light the way for those of us who have heard the wake-up call.
November 4, 2004
John Kerry lost because the Democratic Party has gone so far to the left that evangelical Christians simply cannot support it. The Democratic Party is seen throughout America as anti-Christian, and for good reason. The ACLU, stem cell research, pro-choice stances and Hollywood all serve to convince Christians that they cannot support a Democratic candidate. Although members of the liberal elite like to think that they're better, smarter and fitter to lead than everyone else, the election shows that they are sadly out of touch with middle America.
May 23, 2010 |
She isn't employed by the show and viewers never see her sparring with Simon Cowell. But Leesa Bellesi exerts her own kind of pull on "American Idol," Fox's top-rated singing contest that has a unique if often-unstated link to Christian churches. Bellesi, who runs a Christian nonprofit in Lake Forest with her ex-pastor husband, visits tapings frequently, has befriended numerous finalists and helps wrangle funds and scout temporary housing for families who trek cross-country to see relatives perform on "Idol."