August 13, 2013 |
As a 1st Amendment matter, it's an easy call. A judge in Tennessee was engaging in a forbidden “establishment of religion” when she refused to allow a couple to name their baby Messiah. “The word 'Messiah' is a title, and it's a title that has only been earned by one person, and that one person is Jesus Christ,” Magistrate Lu Ann Ballew told the parents of the 7-month-old boy. The judge came up with a non-messianic alternative: “Martin DeShawn McCullough.” The only reason the judge was involved at all was that the parents couldn't agree on Messiah's last name.
August 11, 2013 |
A Tennessee woman named her baby Messiah, but she and the boy's father couldn't agree on whose last name he should bear. So they went to court. Except at a hearing in Cocke County Chancery Court on Thursday, Child Support Magistrate Lu Ann Ballew changed Messiah's first name. "The word Messiah is a title, and it's a title that has only been earned by one person, and that one person is Jesus Christ," the judge told WBIR-TV , a local...
July 31, 2013 |
After listening to “a series of attacks from liberal media outlets” against their religion correspondent Lauren Green for her interview with author Reza Aslan, Fox News invited Brent Bozell , president of the Media Research Center, to discuss the controversy Wednesday. He vigorously defended the Fox News correspondent. Last week, Green seemed to inadvertently paint herself into a rhetorical corner while trying to pin down Aslan on the question of his Muslim faith and his motives in writing his new book, “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth.” The subsequent 10-minute video went viral , and helped propel “Zealot” up the bestseller lists.
June 17, 2013 |
He's a bird, he's a plane... He's our savior? With "Man of Steel" grossing more than $125 million since it opened on Thursday, there has been much talk about the deeper meanings behind the epic blockbuster. Those intent on looking can find similarities between Jesus and Superman, from the character's willingness to sacrifice himself for the people of Earth to the ghost vision of his father Jor-El (Russell Crowe) that provides Superman guidance when he is lost. Warner Bros. is happy for moviegoers to make that connection, so much so the studio is providing an online resource guide to pastors who want to teach the positive themes of the movie to their congregants.
June 8, 2013 |
Several classic feature films such as 1961's "Breakfast at Tiffany's," 1950's "Born Yesterday" and 1983's "A Christmas Story" were among the 25 motion pictures selected last December for inclusion in the prestigious National Film Registry of the Library of Congress because they represent important achievements in filmmaking. But not every film was a familiar title. Also making the list was "Parable," a 20-minute religious allegorical silent short with music. "Parable" was the main attraction of the Protestant and Orthodox Center at the 1964 New York World's Fair.
April 30, 2013 |
Golfer Bubba Watson appears to be one of the few public figures to speak out in support of ESPN analyst Chris Broussard, who called homosexuality "walking in open rebellion to God and to Jesus Christ" on the air Monday. Broussard, who was speaking on the same day NBA center Jason Collins became the first active male athlete on a pro sports team to come out publicly as gay, has taken a lot of heat for his comment. But not from Watson, who tweeted this on Tuesday: Thanks @ chris_broussard for sharing your faith & the bible!