October 30, 2017 - Get your Reformation Day costume ready

Who Will You Be on Halloween & Reformation Day—A Repentant Monk? By Paul Louis Metzger Patheos In addition to Halloween, Tuesday, October 31st marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. The story goes that the date marks the occasion when the Catholic monk Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses […]

October 27, 2017 - Administration promises to defend Christians in the Middle East

Trump Offers New Hope To Middle East Christians Catholic League Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on President Trump’s decision to begin providing direct assistance to persecuted Christians in the Middle East: Vice President Pence’s Wednesday night announcement is welcome news indeed. As he pointed out, while “radical Islamic terrorists” […]

October 25, 2017 - The dark side of after school clubs

Is fate of After-School Satan Clubs in region an indicator the concept will flop nationally? Christian News Northwest Not surprisingly, the unusual if not shocking concept of an After-School Satan Club for children last year drew much national attention to the Pacific Northwest, but it seems the clubs face an […]

October 23, 2017 - Reassignment of responsibility

Boys will be boys? Note: The following is an excerpt from Confessions of a Secular Jesus Follower (Convergent, 2016). I offer it to lend perspective to the galling revelations about Harvey Weinstein and other sexually predatory men. “It’s like ordering Seamless. But you’re ordering a person.” — A user of […]

October 20, 2017 - Christian persecution on the rise

Christian Persecution Spikes Catholic League Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a new report on Christian persecution: All across the nation, students are learning about genocide committed in the twentieth century, yet most know next to nothing about genocide taking place right now. That’s partly because the victims are […]

October 18, 2017 - Multi-faith Portland rally for the persecuted

By Faith News Note, On a late September Sunday, Portland’s Pioneer Square filled with demonstrators protesting the brutal treatment in Southeast Asia of the Rohingya, often referred to as the most persecuted people in the world. Who are the Rohingya? They are the 1.1 million Muslim natives of Myanmar, formerly […]

October 16, 2017 - Financial report links Planned Parenthood to lawmakers

Paybacks to Planned Parenthood massively increased in 2015-17 biennium Oregon Right to Life In passing HB 3391 this summer, Oregon’s governor, Kate Brown, and legislative Democrats massively expanded taxpayer-funded abortions. The bill was the self-stated top priority of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon. Suspecting financial motives, one of the pro-life members […]

October 13, 2017 - Sex, lies, and coverups: The true Hollywood story

Drain Hollywood’s Cesspool Catholic League Revelations about Harvey Weinstein’s predatory behavior should inspire others in Hollywood to come forward. We have known for decades that Hollywood is infested with sexually abusing men in senior positions, but there has been a reluctance to come forward. Weinstein has provided an opening that […]

October 11, 2017 - Salem restaurant serving up more than just a meal

Innovative Restaurant Model Serves up Affordable Dining Experience for the Needy The Oregon Optimist A motivated quintet of local community advocates and business owners plans to offer Willamette Valley residents a new dining experience. The group intends to open a for-profit restaurant, dubbed “Food for Thought Cafe and Infoshop,” in […]

October 9, 2017 - Patron saint of euthanasia waves red flag

Euthanasia Pioneer Having Second Thought Oregon Right to Life  There are red flags. And then there were are really big red flags. Dr. Boudewijn Chabot is considered the patron saint of euthanasia in the Netherlands, which he still supports. But he’s now sounding the alarm that the killing has gone […]