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God blamed for football loss. How the Almighty might respond.

November 30, 2010 --

Buffalo Bills receiver Stevie Johnson gets attention for seemingly blaming God for critical failed catch during football game
By Guest Opinion,
Oregon

Buffalo Bills receiver, Steve Johnson, dropped a critical catch during this weekend’s game and made headlines with his remarks which seemed to indicate that he blamed God.   Johnson’s brief remarks was all that was needed  to getting the headlines rolling such as; “Receiver Blames Dropped Pass on God”, “God Took The Points Against The Buffalo Bills” and “Bills Receiver Blames God For His Terrible Hands”.   It was painful drop made worse because they almost scored a victory against one of the best teams in the NFL after losing 80% of their own games.  Below are his comments he posted on his Twitter website.  (Please noet Twitter limits posts to 150 words so spelling is purposely produced to make best use of space.)

I PRAISE YOU 24/7!!!!!! AND THIS HOW YOU DO ME!!!!! YOU EXPECT ME TO LEARN FROM THIS??? HOW???!!! ILL NEVER FORGET THIS!! EVER!!! THX THO…

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Arson hits Oregon mosque. Local Imam and Muslims speak out

November 29, 2010 --

Oregon Faith Report News Note:

On Sunday an arsonists torched the Salman Alfarisi Islamic Center in Corvallis where the Oregon bomb plot suspect Mohamed Osman Mohamud attended worship. Mohamed Osman Mohamud is under custody for trying to explode a bomb during the Portland Tree Lighting ceremony on Friday.  Most of the Mosque was destroyed and the FBI has issued a $10,000 reward for leads.  Portland Mayor Sam Adams is pushing for more police patrols around Portland mosques. Area Somali Americans are planning a peace and unity rally outside Portland City Hall today at 5pm. In their statement they say “”The Somali American community strongly condemns any type of violence. We left Somalia because of violence.”

Salman Alfarisi Islamic Center said of the bomb plot, “Such conduct does not in any way represent Islam or Muslims,” and “rather it goes against it.”  Of the arson of his mosque the imam said “This is not Corvallis. This is a community tragedy, not just a mosque tragedy. A part of me hopes this is not arson. I’m not used to seeing these things in this small town.”   The imam further explained to KGW-8 TV that the mosque has been in Corvallis for over 40-years and is older than most buildings in the area.

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Girl charged for seeking Christian roommate

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Georgene Rice of KPDQ-FM interviews Joel Oster, senior legal counsel with the Alliance Defense Fund, who represents a woman in a fair housing discrimination suit, who posted a note on her church bulletin saying she was looking for a Christian female roommate. Discrimination charges and investigation efforts have recently been dropped.

Georgene: This has to be one of the oddest cases I have heard all year…From the beginning, we assume that there’s some detail left out that would make this all make sense…Tell us what happened.

Joel: It was simply a 31 year old lady who wanted to find a roommate. She’s owns a 900 square foot house, with 3 bedrooms, one kitchen, one bathroom. It’s a small house so she’s put up a postcard thing on her church bulletin board. Saying, “Wanted Christian Roommate.” She wanted a Christian roommate because she’s going to share her house with someone, you don’t want someone who is going to denigrate you, who puts you down. You want someone who is going to encourage you in your faith…She was shocked to find a compliant that was lodged against her and the state of Michigan Civil Rights is investigating a charge of fair housing against her.

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Whoopi amends with O'Reilly after View walk-off over Muslims

November 28, 2010 --

Whoopi Goldberg makes amends with Bill O’Reilly after The View walk-off over Muslims
Oregon Faith Report News Note:

It took me by surprise  that Whoopi Goldberg would strike up a friendship with conservative TV host Bill O’Rielly after she and others stormed off the stage during a taping of The View.   Whoopi Goldberg was upset over O’Reilly and his remarks on Muslims during the Ground Zero Mosque debate. Now we see Whoopi showing up on the O’Reilly Factor and she comes across in a friendly and charming form.    Whoopi even apologizes for swearing during The View debate (I give her high marks for that).    Some tensions are still there but watching the two is great.

SEE VIDEO BELOW:

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World's First Scratch 'n' Sniff Holy Card

November 27, 2010 --

World’s First Scratch ‘n’ Sniff Holy Card
The Pope’s Cologne Creates World’s First Scratch ‘n’ Sniff Holy Card

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., — Smelling is believing! The Pope’s Cologne announced today that it has created the world’s first scratch ‘n’ sniff holy card. The new holy card commemorates the life and work of the 19th Century Roman Catholic Pope, Blessed Pius IX (Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti, 1792-1878) and contains a “scratch ‘n’ sniff” tab scented with the authentic fragrance of His Holiness’s personal cologne.

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Black Friday is no villain, but a virtue

November 26, 2010 --

Black Friday is no villain, but maybe a virtue
By Guest Opinion

Many years back the anti-consumerism movement began a boycott protest over the biggest shopping day of the year in Black Friday. Then environmental concerns added their voice. Now we are seeing more messages from the pulpit chastise Black Friday as part of the spiritual call to reject materialism. This year, many Houston churches are re-labeling Black Friday as Bless Friday and holding services. Many ministries are calling upon the faithful to spend less on presents this holiday season and more on charity. Who can argue with that?

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Thanksgiving Poem by famous poet Ralph Waldo Emerson

November 25, 2010 --

Thanksgiving Poem by famous poet Ralph Waldo Emerson

For flowers that bloom about our feet;
For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet;
For song of bird, and hum of bee;
For all things fair we hear or see,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee!
~~~~~~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Family-Film Review: Tangled

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Family-Film Review: Tangled
By Catholic Office of Film and Broadcasting

In this traditional animated offering based on the Rapunzel fairy tale, a golden-haired damsel (voice of Mandy Moore) imprisoned in a tower by an evil crone (voice of Donna Murphy) escapes with the help of a boastful thief (voice of Zachary Levi). An equally dynamic and wholesome vehicle for its “love conquers all” theme, this family-friendly fantasy by directors Nathan Greno and Byron Howard blends light-hearted romance, vigorous action sequences, humor via two funny animal characters, and music by composer Alan Menken into an entertaining whole. But the proceedings also include some mild swashbuckling violence, many slapstick pratfalls and a distinct but inoffensive pagan undertone as well as a potentially upsetting interlude that might be too intense for preschoolers. A-I — general patronage. (PG) 2010

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Family-Faith Film Review: Love & Other Drugs

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Family-Faith Film Review: Love & Other Drugs
By Catholic Office of Film and Broadcasting

Love & Other Drugs: Misguided romance — based on Jamie Reidy’s 2005 memoir “Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman” — in which a womanizing pharmaceuticals seller (Jake Gyllenhaal) and an artist (Anne Hathaway) afflicted with Parkinson’s disease hook up for commitment-free sex, but gradually find their alley-cat relationship deepening into love. With a satire of the drug industry in the background and an excess of bare flesh to the fore, director and co-writer Edward Zwick’s potentially touching story about the ennobling effects of heartfelt ardor is drowned out by discussions — and displays — of irresponsible sensuality, some of it aberrant. Strong sexual content, including brief graphic nonmarital activity; offscreen group sex and masturbation; fleeting pornographic images; upper female, rear and partial nudity; much sexual humor; about 15 uses of profanity; and pervasive rough and crude language. O — morally offensive. (R) 2010

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Family-Faith Review: Faster

November 24, 2010 --

Family-Faith Review: Faster
By Catholic Office of Film and Broadcasting

Sour revenge flick in which a paroled convict (Dwayne Johnson) hunts down and slays those responsible for his brother’s death at the hands of a rival gang. On his trail are a scrofulous drug-addicted detective (Billy Bob Thornton) and a suave British assassin (Oliver Jackson-Cohen). Director George Tillman Jr. and screenwriters Tony and Joe Gayton assemble a series of foul cliches and then just let the actors rip. Multiple scenes of murderous revenge, slow-motion gun and knife violence, drug use, some profane and crude language.
O — morally offensive. (R) 2010

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