Why not cut to the chase and just translate the whole Bible to read, “Put this down and read the Koran”?
This story illustrates how pandering to the rigid intolerance of Muslims will inch by inch eradicate Christianity:
A controversy is brewing over three reputable Christian organizations, which are based in North America, whose efforts have ousted the words “Father” and “Son” from new Bibles. Wycliffe Bible Translators, Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL) and Frontiers are under fire for “producing Bibles that remove “Father,” “Son” and “Son of God” because these terms are offensive to Muslims.”
Concerned Christian missionaries, Bible translators, pastors, and national church leaders have come together with a public petition to stop these organizations. They claim a public petition is their last recourse because meetings with these organizations’ leaders, staff resignations over this issue and criticism and appeals from native national Christians concerned about the translations “have failed to persuade these agencies to retain “Father” and “Son” in the text of all their translations.”
Biblical Missiology, a ministry of Boulder, Colorado-based Horizon International, is sponsoring the petition.
The main issues of this controversy surround new Arabic and Turkish translations.
Father is replaced with words like Lord and Allah, Son with Messiah or proxy.
Even Turks and Arabs might be curious as to what the Bible really says, but not if they are obedient Muslims. Why not cut to the chase and just translate the whole Bible to read, “Put this down and read the Koran”?
(LA Times) — President Obama’s job approval rating declined in all but three states in 2011, with some of the steepest declines coming in likely battlegrounds he must win this fall to claim a second term.
New state-by-state data released by Gallup on Tuesday shows that a majority of respondents approved of the president’s performance in only 10 states plus the District of Columbia, down from 13 a year earlier.
Meanwhile the number of states where his approval rating was below 40% doubled in 2011, from 10 to 20. That list now includes New Hampshire, where his approval rating was 38.7% — the lowest score in any of the states he carried in 2008.
Put into electoral terms, states with majority approval of Obama in 2011 account for 159 electoral votes, Gallup’s Jeffrey Jones points out. Those states where he is below 40% account for 153 electoral votes.
The remaining 226 electoral votes include the key prizes of Ohio (42.1% approval), Pennsylvania (45% approval) and Florida (43.6% approval).
“His approval rating is a key indicator of his electoral vote chances, but it alone will not dictate his success,” Jones writes. Voter turnout and the identity of Obama’s Republican opponent will also play a role.
t would seem that the progressive left has decided to beat the ‘evil corporations’ at their own game.
According to an article in the Los Angeles Times, 2011 was a record year for lobbying in California and the top two offenders guilty of buying influence with politicians were unions:
“The California Teachers Assn. spent the most on lobbying last year, $6.5 million, in a year when schools were battling threatened budget cuts and legislators acted on bills involving education reform and charter schools.
The California State Council of Service Employees was the second-biggest spender on lobbying with $4.9 million.”
The California Teachers Association is the largest teachers union in California and The California State Council of Service Employees is an affiliate of SEIU.
These two unions even spent more money that the oil lobbyists who came in 3rd place spending just $4.2 million.
So my question is… when two unions spend more money lobbying than the ‘evil’ oil companies, does that make those unions more ‘evil’ or is this just another example of a progressive double standard?
I’m really beginning to like this Rubio guy and it would NOT surprise me if he ends up on the Republican ticket or at least be asked.
Last week Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan lashed out at the Obama Administration for forcing religious organizations to go out into the marketplace and buy a product that violates their conscience. The rule would force Christian organizations to provide free contraceptives, sterilizations and abortion drugs to workers even though this violates Catholic Church teaching. The new rules are so strict that most Catholic institutions will not qualify for an exemption.
Today Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced a bill to protect religious groups from Barack Obama’s HHS mandate that forces Christian organizations to provide abortion drugs, contraceptives and sterilization. The legislation pushed by Obama is clearly an assault on the First Amendment of the Constitution.
The non-partisan CBO expects the US deficit to top a trillion dollars this year, too. The Hill reported:
The Congressional Budget Office on Tuesday predicted the deficit will rise to $1.08 trillion in 2012.
The office also projected the jobless rate would rise to 8.9 percent by the end of 2012, and to 9.2 percent in 2013.
These are much dimmer forecasts than in CBO’s last report in August, when the office projected a $973 billion deficit. The report reflects weaker corporate tax revenue and the extension for two months of the payroll tax holiday.
A rising deficit and unemployment rate would hamper President Obama’s reelection effort, which in recent weeks has seemed to be on stronger footing.
If the CBO estimate is correct, it would mean that the United States recorded a deficit of more than $1 trillion for every year of Obama’s first term.