A couple who withheld a donation to their church and instead left a note protesting the closure of a Roman Catholic high school were suspended by the pastor.
Category: Bizarre News
A man used flammable liquid to light himself on fire, apparently to protest a San Joaquin Valley school district’s decision to change the names of winter and spring breaks to Christmas and Easter vacation.
The couple’s graves had long been expected to be at The Cove, a Bible training center near the Grahams’ mountainside home at Montreat, but now those plans are uncertain. Mark DeMoss, a spokesman for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, acknowledged Wednesday that the family is now divided on the issue. He said the burial could be at The Cove or at a museum and library being built at the association’s Charlotte headquarters.
The nine Christmas trees at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport were supposed to come down quietly over the weekend, in an attempt to avoid litigation and publicity. But it didn’t quite work out that way.
A ban on St. Nicholas at Vienna’s kindergartens is taking some of the ho-ho-ho out of the holidays for tens of thousands of tots this year.
School board members have voted to not renew the contract of a veteran art teacher who was reprimanded after one of her fifth-grade students saw a nude sculpture during a school trip to a museum.
A Christian society has had its assets frozen and been banned from holding meetings at Birmingham University for refusing membership to non-Christians. The university’s Student Union Guild has demanded the Evangelical Christian Union amends its constitution to allow people of all faiths to become members and sit on its leadership body. It has frozen assets of £5,500 belonging to the ECU and blocked it from using student union facilities until it complies. Last night, the 76-year-old religious group accused the guild of “political correctness gone mad” and is threatening legal action to gain access to its funds ahead of a
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has courted further controversy by explicitly calling the Nazi Holocaust of European Jewry a “myth”. “They have created a myth today that they call the massacre of Jews and they consider it a principle above God, religions and the prophets,” he said. On live TV, he called for Europe or North America – even Alaska – to host a Jewish state, not the Middle East. Israel swiftly denounced the president’s comments. “We hope these extremist comments… will make the international community open its eyes and abandon any illusions about this regime,” Israeli foreign ministry spokesman Mark
Condoleezza Rice, US secretary of state, is determined to tackle the perception that the US has an “appalling” record on international law, according to her principal legal adviser. John Bellinger, the State Department’s legal chief, said yesterday: “We are very interested in countering this perception that the US doesn’t have regard for international law. Secretary Rice is fully committed to the rule of international law and we take our international obligations very seriously.” Mr Bellinger was visiting London for the drafting of an international treaty on the illegal transport of nuclear weapons components by sea. His comments will be interpreted
ONTARIO, Calif. — A 14-year-old student was expelled from a Christian school because her parents are lesbians, the school’s superintendent said in a letter. Shay Clark was expelled from Ontario Christian School on Thursday. “Your family does not meet the policies of admission,” Superintendent Leonard Stob wrote to Tina Clark, the girl’s biological mother. Stob wrote that school policy requires that at least one parent may not engage in practices “immoral or inconsistent with a positive Christian life style, such as cohabitating without marriage or in a homosexual relationship,” The Los Angeles Times reported in Friday’s edition. Stob could not