Articles Tagged With ‘Religion’

Holy Harangue! Pastors preaching politics

Testing the mettle of the federal government, some church leaders preached politics from the pulpit during the run-up to the election and are challenging authorities to pull their tax-exempt status. (San Francisco Chronicle) Federal tax rules mandate that religious groups... (Continue reading)

Mysterious man behind anti-Muslim film to appear in court

A California man credited with producing an anti-Muslim film that has led to violent protests across the Middle East will appear in court Wednesday for arraignment on probation violation charges. Mark Basseley Youssef, who claims to have written the script... (Continue reading)

Chick-Fil-A battle reaches Cal Poly

In support of GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee’s proclamation that today is Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, several church groups plan to bus parishioners to Cal Poly to support the restaurant’s anti-gay marriage stance by purchasing meals at Chick-fil-A. The fast food... (Continue reading)

Atheists cry foul over Pismo Beach City Council’s Christian invocations

Pismo Beach’s City Council may find itself in court if it continues to allow Christian laden invocations to lead its supposed secular meetings. Members of Atheists United of San Luis Obispo have repeatedly asked the Pismo Beach City Council to... (Continue reading)

FBI spied on Muslim meetings

FBI agents infiltrated “community outreach’ programs conducted by Muslims in the San Francisco Bay area for four years starting in 2004, according to recently-released documents made public by the American Civil Liberties Union. [San Francisco Chronicle] Agents took names and... (Continue reading)

SLO County CHW hospitals split from the Catholic Church

Catholic Healthcare West, which operates two hospitals in San Luis Obispo County, changed its name on Monday to Dignity Health and cut its affiliation with the Catholic Church. [SacramentoBee] The change is not expected to impact patient care or employees... (Continue reading)

Nazis, Nukes, and the Bible: Vandenberg to stop mixing the three

For two decades Vandenberg’s officers’ training on how to launch nuclear weapons  included instruction on the morality of war with the aid of quotes from the Bible and a former Nazi SS officer. [Truthout] The ethics briefing ended abruptly after... (Continue reading)