Education

Come by #FAU's Traditions Plaza today at 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for free Coke s...

By Florida Atlantic University Come by #FAU’s Traditions Plaza today at 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for free Coke samples then again on Sept. 3 to personalize a Coke for yourself & a friend! Share A Coke Summer Tour Coming To FAU Can’t find your name in stores? Come by #FAU’s Traditions Plaza on Sept. 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to personalize a Coke for yourself & a friend! Visit www.shareacoke.com for more details on the Share A Coke Tour. #ShareaCoke …read more Source: FAU Facebook feed     ...
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Religion

Western radicalization * All you need is Jesus? * Nontheist vows: Friday’s Roundup

By Yonat Shimron The West ponders what to do about wannabe jihadists. John Lennon’s killer says ‘All You Need is Jesus.’ Was the Bradgelina wedding ceremony theist-free? The post Western radicalization * All you need is Jesus? * Nontheist vows: Friday’s Roundup appeared first on Religion News Service. …read more Source: Religion news Service     ...
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Christian

Judge Issues Final Order Declaring Utah’s Ban on Polygamous Cohabitation Unconstitutional

By Heather Clark SALT LAKE CITY – A federal judge appointed by George W. Bush has issued his final order striking down key parts of Utah’s ban on polygamous cohabitation as unconstitutional, while leaving intact the state prohibition against bigamy. As previously reported, Kody Brown of the TLC reality show Sister Wives, along with his four “wives,” Meri, Janelle, Christine and Robyn, filed suit in 2011 to challenge parts of the law that they claimed violated their privacy rights. The five had been under investigation by state officials for violating the statute, and moved to Nevada to escape punishment. Brown is married to Meri, and considers his relationship with the other three women as being “spiritual unions.” He has fathered 17 children with his four lovers. While all states prohibit bigamy–entering into multiple marriages–Utah also bans residents from living together in a polygamous relationship. Brown, a member of the Apostolic United Brethren Church, a fundamentalist Mormon sect, contended that such a prohibition violates his freedom of religion. Washington, D.C.-based attorney Jonathan Turley represented Brown in court. “Homosexuals and polygamists do have a common interest: the right to be left alone as consenting adults,” he told reporters. “There is no spectrum of private consensual relations—there is just …read more Source: Christian News Network     ...
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Christian

Pizza Parlor to Continue Church Bulletin Discount Despite Atheist Pressure, Bomb Threat

By Heather Clark SEARCY, Ark. – The Christian owner of an Arkansas pizza parlor is not backing down after a prominent atheist activist organization sent a warning letter claiming that its church bulletin discount promotion was unlawful as atheists could not qualify. As previously reported, Bailey’s Pizza, owned by Steven Rose, opened in Searcy last month, and is in appearance is clearly a Christian-based establishment. “God is the center of our lives,” a plaque on the pizza parlor’s Scripture wall states, “so our Scripture wall is at the center of Bailey’s Pizza!” “Take time to read the Scriptures others have written,” the plaque continues, “and if you want—ask your waitress for use of our markers to add your own.” Shortly after the pizza parlor opened, Rose invited the restaurant’s patrons to bring church bulletins to the restaurant on Sunday and receive a 10% discount. “Happy Sunday, y’all!” a July 20 post on Bailey Pizza’s Facebook page stated. “Bring in your church bulletin and receive 10% off. We open at 11:00. Have a blessed day.” While some responded positively to the offer, the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), an out-of-state atheist group, mailed a warning letter to Rose, stating that the discount was unlawful. The FFRF letter claimed …read more Source: Christian News Network     ...
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Local News

Democratic leaders say their party is unified behind Crist

By By Anthony Man , Sun Sentinel – They did everything but sing “Kumbaya” as the victors and the vanquished came together Thursday to profess their admiration and respect for one another — and pledge that Democrats would work together to defeat Republicans in November. …read more Source: Broward Politics     ...
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Local News

Margate election recount moves forward

By By Larry Barszewski and Lisa Huriash, Sun Sentinel Broward election officials added two votes to the Margate Commission race results Thursday, but the outcome wasn’t enough to cancel an automatic recount scheduled for Friday because of the closeness of the race. …read more Source: Broward Politics     ...
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Education

Meet the legendary Coach Schnellenberger & get a copy of his new book signed at...

By Florida Atlantic University Meet the legendary Coach Schnellenberger & get a copy of his new book signed at the #FAU Bookstore TOMORROW! Timeline PhotosBOOK SIGNINGS: Visit us at our first of many book signings. August 29th 2014 from 11:30am-1pm on FAU Campus, Boca Raton, at the FAU Bookstore in Traditions Plaza (Just off the breezeway). From there we head to Louisville for the Game vs UM and a number of signings before we return back to Miami for a signing at the All Canes Store on Sept 5th 2014. SEE YOU ON THE ROAD! …read more Source: FAU Facebook feed     ...
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Christian

‘Do Good for Your Own Self’: Osteen Says Obedience, Worship ‘Not for God’ [Video]

By Heather Clark A recently recorded video is circulating online of Victoria Osteen, wife of megachurch speaker and author Joel Osteen, calling on congregants at Lakewood Church to ‘do good for your own self’ because obedience, the church and worship are not for God as much as for self-happiness. “I just want to encourage every one of us to realize when we obey God, we’re not doing it for God—I mean, that’s one way to look at it—we’re doing it for ourselves, because God takes pleasure when we’re happy,” she declares in the undated 36-second clip with her husband standing by her side and nodding. “That’s the thing that gives Him the greatest joy…” “So, I want you to know this morning: Just do good for your own self. Do good because God wants you to be happy,” Osteen continues. “When you come to church, when you worship Him, you’re not doing it for God really. You’re doing it for yourself, because that’s what makes God happy. Amen?” Osteen is the author of the book Love Your Life, and is “co-pastor” of Lakewood in Houston, Texas. Her husband Joel is known for his motivational speeches and his books Your Best Life Now and It’s Your Time. Steve …read more Source: Christian News Network     ...
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Local News

I raise my hands

By Carma Henry Bobby R. Henry, Sr. I raise my hands … 2 Hear the voice of my supplications when I cry to You for help, When I lift up my hands toward Your holy sanctuary…7 The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him..” Psalms 28:2-7 (NASV) Please read the entire 28 Psalm By Bobby R. Henry, Sr. In memory of all those who have “Raised their hands” in the symbolic gesticulation of surrendering and giving up the ghost, remember death is God’s way of calling us home no matter how we leave this place. By the time that you read this, we would have placed some people into new leadership positions and aligned others for hopeful quests. As the tear gases settle and the tears yet still flow for the pitiful treatment suffered by an almost broken people, we raise our hands not in submission to man but in our faith in God. I raise my hands free from weapons and unballed fists in a sign that’s non-threatening and it makes me vulnerable. I …read more Source: The Westside Gazette     ...
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Local News

An eyewitness account of violence in Ferguson, Mo.

By Carma Henry An eyewitness account of violence in Ferguson, Mo. Yaya Bey after being beaten in Ferguson, Mo. (Photo courtesy of Yaya Bey) By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, D.C. (NNPA) – At noon on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 Michael Brown, 18, and his friend, Dorian Johnson, crossed paths with Ferguson, Mo. Police Officer, Darren Wilson. By 12:04 p.m., Wilson had fatally shot Brown six times. His body was left out for hours as other officers responded to the scene. The next evening, his family and community gathered at the site of his death for a vigil in his honor. After a while, they decided to march down West Florissant Ave. to a QuikTrip gas station/convenience store. After that, the details of what is happening in Ferguson become murky, depending on the source. “We are on a whole other level now, people don’t even know. Don’t believe what you’re seeing on mainstream TV. We are in a state of emergency here in Ferguson, so the government basically has the right to make the rules up as they go,” says Danie Rae, a St. Louis resident. Rae has been demonstrating on …read more Source: The Westside Gazette     ...
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