Sojourners, multiple angles on Obama’s UN speech

by M. Pulliam

Sojourners summarizes President Obama’s first speech to the United Nations and his four pillars: nuclear weapons, peacekeeping, the environment, and a global economy.

     Further comments on President Obama’s speech and Just Peace Theory.
     An additional 6-points about Obama’s plan and nuclear security.
     President Obama’s comments on climate change are highlighted.

People of faith gather around the immigration reform movement.

Reframing “discrimination” as “protection of identity” in examining Bush-era policies on federal funding for religious organizations.

Sojourners discusses the role of racism in opposition to Obama’s policies and what the Christian response should be.

Additional updates from Sojourners

by M. Pulliam

Ten months after electing President Obama, racism is still an issue that Americans should recognize, according to Sojourners.

See what Sojourners says is the Christian standard in dealing with “racist political enemies”.

After a failed attempt at administering a lethal injection to a convict, Ohio schedules a second attempt.

Faith in the news: The percentage of female Protestant pastors has doubled over the past 10 years.

Climate change legislation is not lost in the news amidst extensive coverage of health-care.

BreakPoint: Kennedy overrated

by Ruth Moon

On Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.): “Senator Kennedy’s legacy is that of over-exercised, misplaced, and corrupted power.”

Former President Jimmy Carter is wrong to tie public criticism of Pres. Obama to racism.

Self-expression: Too much vs. not enough?

On the lighter side, a nudist Baptist church (possibly a hoax) is making waves.

Family Research Council

by Jessica Bryan

The FRC writes about the link between the “feminizing of fish” and birth control.  They say:

The tragedy is that the population control message is most often promoted by the global warming crowd and others who view people as negatively impacting the environment and consuming limited resources.  In reality, it’s their efforts to reduce the population (people) that are actually destroying the environment (fish).

The group posted highlights from their health care town hall webcast from last Thursday.  Also, they reported that, according to results from the National Survey of Children’s Health, the combination of monthly attendance at worship services and a two parent home leads to “fewer worries about children’s achievement.”

One email from the group discussed health care, ACORN, and DOMA.  Another is about the FRC’s 2009 Fiscal Year-End Fund Drive.   A third email talks about the health care bill that came out of the Senate Finance Committee today, discusses the issue of prayer in school, and describes the “race card” as “a classic move by the Left when they can’t win the policy debate; they try to marginalize their opponents by calling them racist”