July 31, 2013 - Pope gay comment stirs praise & media bias

Here is what Pope Frances said… “Who am I to judge a gay person of goodwill who seeks the Lord? You can’t marginalize these people.” On the subject of gay clergymen Pope Frances said they should be forgiven and their sins forgotten. Pope Frances also said, “The Catechism of the […]

July 30, 2013 - Portland teens among 105 rescued in sex traffic bust

NBC news is reporting that two Portland teens were among the nationwide sex trafficking bust that occurred this last weekend.   Below is the FBI Announcement on the sting, Operation Cross CountryRecovering Victims of Child Sex Trafficking Operation Cross Country—a three-day nationwide enforcement action focusing on underage victims of prostitution—has […]

July 29, 2013 - My journey back to the Quakers

By Rebekah Schneiter, Oregon writer Out Numbered Blog Five years ago, my husband and I left a lot behind. We left our home of 14 years. In those 14 years we got married, finished graduate work, had two of our three children, established careers, and had been part of the […]

July 27, 2013 - Catholic take on Atheist chaplains?

By Catholic League for Religious & Civil Rights Bill Donohue comments on demands to employ atheist “chaplains”: An amendment has been proposed to the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act to add atheist “chaplains” to the armed forces. The principal organization pushing this idea is the Military Association of Atheists and […]

July 26, 2013 - Movie targets evolution scientists

Movie that Debunks Evolution to Premiere in Tenn. Near Anniversary of Scopes ‘Monkey Trial’ By Living Waters Publications, A controversial new movie that debunks evolution will premiere in Tennessee, almost 88 years to the day after the famous Scopes “Monkey Trial.” Titled “Evolution vs. God,” its producer Ray Comfort says, […]

July 25, 2013 - Oregon’s 4th largest city is a ‘Food Desert’

By Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon Community Food Assessment pinpoints food needs and opportunities in Gresham food desert Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon’s (EMO) Interfaith Food and Farms Partnership (IFFP) is wrapping up a grassroots community food assessment in Gresham Rockwood neighborhood, which is considered a “food desert.” The goal of the […]

July 24, 2013 - Portland Deacon: Beyond Zimmerman Verdict

Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, Portland, Oregon Catholic Speaker & Founder of Dynamic Deacon Originally published in Catholic World Report The “not guilty” verdict in the George Zimmerman trail for the death of Trayvon Martin has unleashed a firestorm of criticism regarding gun violence, stirred deep emotions over the enduring legacy of […]

July 23, 2013 - Your view of USA’s future — hope or doom?

By Randy Alcorn Eternal Perspectives Ministries, Sandy Oregon Author of Heaven Someone asked me this question: In light of today’s world events, do you see hope or destruction for the United States? In the following video and transcript, I share some thoughts: Well, it sounds like there are only two […]

July 22, 2013 - White Theology

  By Paul Louis Metzger Multnomah University Professor New Wine Skins Ministry Evangelical theology in the United States is often racialized. Racialization pertains to race’s impact on education, health care, job placement, place of living, urban planning, and so forth. When I speak of Evangelical theology as racialized, I am […]

July 20, 2013 - Emmy Awards praise Anti-Catholic show

By Catholic League for Religious & Civil Rights   Bill Donohue comments on the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ announcement of the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards nominations: Few TV programs in recent years have been as thoroughly anti-Catholic as FX Channel’s “American Horror Story: Asylum.” This show, which leads the […]