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CaNN Blogroll-O-Rama
September 27, 2006, 10:13 pm
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Friday, September 22nd, A.D. 2006

General Religious News

Apostle’s Creed

ANOTHER LOOK at Lust: A Christian View …. (transfigurations)

AQUILINA— “Dion: Roots Rock and Religion”.. yes, the “Teenager in Love” Dion …. (fathersofthechurch)

QUAKING MEDIA: Ahmadinejad wound up his U.N. speech with a prayer for the end of the world to come soon. Fear: Why the Media Won’t Tell You What Ahmadinejad Said; Iranian leader Speaks of ‘Armageddon’.. Speech mentions Islamic savior’s second coming …. (Various)

LEBANESE Christian leader: War was disaster, Hizballah must disarm …. (jihadwatch)

WELBORN ON N.T. Wright’s latest; Judas and the Gospel of Jesus: Have We Missed the Truth about Christianity? …. (amywelborn)

BBC interviews Richard Dawkins about “The God Delusion”

Via: VideoSift

GOD-HATER DAWKINS: on the God of the Old Testament, “a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sado-masochistic, capriciously malevolent bully”; Mohler weighs in …. (economist, mohler)

GET RELIGION: Unanswered questions in Indonesia; Denied a final Mass? …. (getreligion)

BLUB, BLUB, BLUB— “A recently-formed committee that is examining the work of the Anglican Church of Canada’s national office against a background of declining revenues will present some of its findings on Tuesday, Oct. 3 to staff in Toronto, said general secretary Michael Pollesel” …. (anglicanjournal) Continue reading

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CaNN Special Report — Hate That Pope! 1.0
September 18, 2006, 12:01 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

No surrender! Messages of support can be sent to Benedict XVI at benedictxvi-at-vatican.va

BENEDICT XVI Rejects Jihad in Lecture. Here’s the full text, and via another link …. (westernresistance)

POPE APOLOGIZES For Being Prophetic; The Pope’s Real Threat. “An Open Letter To Pope Benedict XVI”; The Religion Of The Peace Of Surrender …. (captainsquartersblog)

STEPPING UP— Greek Archbishop Christodoulos Joins Pope, Attacks Radical Islam! …. (gatewaypundit.blog)

MALKIN: “I have no doubt the Internet cyberjihadists are trying to bring the Vatican website down”; Pope Rage on the Internet; church bombings in Gaza. I support the Pope …. (michellemalkin)

AWW, AND HERE THEY EXPECTED the keys to St. Peter’s Basilica: “The Vatican (this is no longer just the Pope talking) is trying to get away with a non-apology apology, to appease the Islamic world’s violent temper tantrums: Pope ‘deeply sorry’ for Muslim fury.” BettNet: “In a very unusual move, the Vatican has issued yet another clarification of Pope Benedict’s remarks at Regensburg on Islam the other day. The Pope and his reference to Islam: Part two” …. (littlegreenfootballs, bettnet)

DAVID WARREN— Apologize for what? “The BBC appears to have been quickest off the mark, to send around the world in many languages, including Arabic, Turkish, Farsi, Urdu, and Malay, word that the Pope had insulted the Prophet of Islam, during an address in Bavaria” …. (davidwarrenonline)

GEORGE CONGER — European religious, political leaders back Benedict …. (jpost.com)

ANGELA MERKEL is defending the Pope against his critics: “‘What Benedict XVI emphasised was a decisive and uncompromising renunciation of all forms of violence in the name of religion,’ she said.” Maybe that’s what they’re really objecting to …. (instapundit)

FATHER RAY DESOUZA: “Rioters’ madness shames Muslim world” …. (jihadwatch)

GET RELIGION — New York Times: Kiss the Koran, big guy. This may, strangely enough, be the quiet day …. (getreligion)

A picture of the Pope that is circulating in Qaeda-friendly chat rooms and websites

A PRUDENT MOVE: “Security will be tight around the Pope to protect him from those who are enraged that he would call for an end to religious violence” …. (jihadwatch)

ABOU DAOUD, Christian missionary in the Middle East, on Islam & the Pope. “Even the Past Must Submit” …. (etwist.blog)

PEACEFUL Somali cleric calls for pope’s death. Caring London Arabic Paper: Pope = Bin Laden/Hitler …. (dustmybroom, lgf)

PRAY FOR the Pope, Muslims and God’s will …. (relapsedcatholic)

SOME HELPFUL HISTORY, before certain unnamed persons try to burn & rewtite them all: The Street Cred of Manuel II …. (nationalreview)

MORE STEPPING UP— Head of Christian community in Lebanon defends pope …. (monstersandcritics)

CRUNCHY CON: Oh, get over it already– “The Thin-skinnedness of many Muslims is getting awfully tiresome” …. (beliefnet.com)

IRENE LANCASTER— Religion and Reason. Welborn; “Rather than criticising Islam, the Pope is actually offering it a helping hand by suggesting that it do away with the cycle of violence” …. (irenelancaster, amywelborn)

THE MORAL VICTORY of The Pope; The Benedictine Rule …. (brusselsjournal)

CRY UNCLE RELIJIN OV PEESE— Iraqi jihadists vow to “destroy their cross in the heart of Rome … and that their Vatican will be hit and wept over by the Pope.” …. (crunchycon)

CRUNCHY CON & GET RELIGION: “And thus it came to pass: The content of Pope Benedict XVI’s speech stopped being the story — including the fact that the speech was an attack on secularism in the West — and the reaction of many Muslim leaders became the story” …. (cc, beliefnet)

Lord Carey Gets it:Muslims, as well as Christians, must learn to enter into dialogue without crying ‘foul’,” Lord Carey said. “We live in perilous times, and we must not only separate religion from violence but also not give religious legitimacy to violence in any shape or form.” Italian European parliament vice president Mario Mauro condemned as “monstrous” the manipulation of the pope’s remarks by Islamic leaders which he claimed were used to “hit out at Christians and the West.

THE BRAVERY OF ISLAMIST COWARDS: “Muslims “militants” today shot a Catholic nun 4 times in the back in Somalia. She worked at a hospital for mothers and children. Yesterday and today, Islamic “minutemen” attacked/ torched 7 churches in the West Bank, where Christians make up a tiny minority of the Palestinian population. Such “bravery:” plugging a woman in the back and desecrating the holy places of minority groups.” Crunchy Con– “They’ve martyred a nun” …. (Various)

This undated photo provided Sunday, Sept. 17, 2006 by the family of Sister Leonella, shows Italian nun Sister Leonella in Rezzanello di Gazzola, near Piacenza, Italy. Gunmen killed Sister Leonella and her bodyguard Sunday at the entrance of the hospital where she worked in Mogadishu, Somalia, officials said _ an attack some feared could be linked to Muslim anger toward Pope Benedict XVI. (AP Photo/Courtesy of family, ho)

UPDATE: Christian Killed in Iraq in Response to Pope’s Speech: Islamic Website …. (jihadwatch)

RUTH GLEDHILL— “Pope: ‘Mohammed evil and inhuman, says Byzantine emperor’ (updated)” …. (gledhill)

VICTOR DAVIS HANSON remembers Oriana Fallaci and thinks about the Pope …. (instapundit)

MATTINGLY on the NYT fatwa: some very pointed words about the Times’ editorial …. (crunchycon)

WHY THE POPE WAS RIGHT: William Rees-Mogg — “Benedict did give offence — but no great religion should be immune from difficult questions” …. (timesonline)

GATES OF VIENNA— That Was Not a “Blunder.” It’s Just An Excuse to Kill Infidels …. (gatesofvienna)

THE EMPEROR’S POINT IN SPADES, AND FAST! Mujahideen’s Army threatens Pope with suicide attack. It didn’t take long for them to prove the Pope’s point. Iraqi jihadists vow to “destroy their cross in the heart of Rome … and that their Vatican will be hit and wept over by the Pope.” Head of first modern Islamic terror group and endorser of suicide bombings demand apology from Pope for suggesting Islam is violent …. (jpost)

THE ANCHORESS: Benedict’s “blunder” was partly media-enhanced …. (theanchoressonline)

GATEWAY PUNDIT WE MUST DHIMMIFY ROME! Pope Threatened, Churches Torched, Riots Follow Papal Remarks …. (gatewaypundit.blog)

CHRISTIANITY TODAY: “Are Muslims “acting in accordance with reason” in response to Pope Benedict’s remarks?” Weblog: A Cartoonish Response to Benedict’s Speech …. (christianitytoday)

BI-POLAR PETERS versus the Pope; “We must insist on our right to criticize and be critical of any idea, ideology, movement or religion” …. (israpundit)

IT ALL BEGINS TO MAKE SENSE, NOW! Israeli-US plot behind pope’s remarks: Iran hardline press …. (jihadwatch)

Palestinian Greek Orthodox priest George Awad views the black scorch marks on the walls of his church after it was hit by firebombs in the West Bank city of Nablus September 16, 2006. Unknown assailants threw fire bombs on Saturday at two churches in the West Bank city of Nablus, following a day of Palestinian protests against comments Pope Benedict made about Islam. No one was hurt. REUTERS/Abed Omar Qusini (WEST BANK)

RELIGION OF BURNY: Pope implies Islam a violent religion … Muslims riot, hurt one another, bomb & shoot at churches. Palestinians open fire inside Nablus church …. (felixhominum, edmontonsun, lgf)

DUST-UP: “As most of you are aware by now, Pope Benedict XVI recently caused a firestorm of controversy when, during a speech at the Universtity of Regensburg in Germany, he condemned the 1553 burning of the Unitarian Michael Servetus in Calvinist Geneva. Baptists and Presbyterians the world over exploded in rage at the Pope’s remarks and demanded a full and complete apology” …. (mcj.blog)

JUST BY THE BYE— “We’re still waiting for an apology for the World Trade Center attacks. And the USS Cole.: And the Pentagon. And Pennsylvania. And Madrid. And Bali. And the Embassy. And London. And…” …. (relapsedcatholic)

BETTNET— “Why there’s so much Pope protesting in Turkey”; Still no one else is talking about the fact that a Turkish Muslim killed a German Catholic priest the very day that Benedict critized violence in the name of religion …. (bettnet, amywelborn)

HUGH HEWITT: “The Pope and Good Faith” …. (hughhewitt)

RICHARD KEW: The Pope and Islam …. (richardkew.blog)

MUSLIMS OWE MANY APOLOGIES: “Muslims have looted this West Bank Orthodox Church [pictured above] in their rage. What would they do if we ransacked a mosque, Mecca, or the Dome of the Rock! See pictures below in previous posts on other Islamic outrages” …. (cantuar.blog)

TIGERHAWK looks at The Times, the Pope, and Muslim rage. TigerHawk says it’s the Islamic world who should be apologizing …. (instapundit)

LONDON TIMES— The Pope and the Prophet: Rationalists should be roused but Muslims reassured by the pontiff’s words …. (timesonline)

JAMES TARANTO: “attacking Benedict is cost-free. After all, how many suicide bombers does the pope have?” …. (opinionjournal)

DAMIAN PENNY— “We can say with absolute certainty that the overwhelming majority of those angrily protesting the Pope’s controversial lecture have not actually read it” …. (damianpenny)

RELAPSED CATHOLIC: “They call me Mister Pope!” …. (relapsedcatholic.blog)

BUZZMACHINE: “It is high time that religious and political leaders call out Islamic leaders for not calling out Islamisits for their use of violence in the name of religion. The Pope did so last week but then promptly wimped out, apologizing for hurting anyone’s feelings. Didn’t know the Pope was from California. Feelings? Since when did the Pope turn PC?” …. (buzzmachine)

NROTC’S STANLEY KURTZ: “There is more than enough religious anger in the world. So it is particularly disturbing that the New York Times, the leading voice of secular liberalism (America’s fasted growing religion), has insulted Catholics by falsely accusing the Pope of fomenting religious discord” …. (NROTC)

MARK SHEA: “Thin-skinned Brittle Islamic Folk Have Hysterics Again”; and “The supreme irony, of course, is that the Pope’s main point was that a religion which is not in harmony with reason, which believes in a God who can contradict himself in the capricious exercise of Supreme Power, and which rules and converts by means of violence, is a religion that cannot, in the end, either survive or be true” …. (markshea.blog)

WELBORN— Needed: A Sense of Irony And A Clue. Fine coverage of Muslim overreactions to the Pope’s speech …. (amywelborn, relapsedcatholic)

BINGO: “As I have said before, the war on Islamo-fascism will be over the day Muslims can laugh at their dopey religion instead of seeing insults and slights everywhere and demanding respect that they have never earned” …. (onecosmos.blog, theanchoressonline)

JIHAD WATCH: “Alykhan Velshi and Mahathir Mohamad on moderate Muslims (and the Pope)” …. (jihadwatch)

PRETTY MUCH— “We are all papists now”; or, perhaps, we’re all on a civilizational United Flight 93 now, if we don’t wake up …. (jihadwatch)

LIBERAL ANGLICANS BEND THE KNEE: Giles Fraser weighs in …. (guardian)

WELL THAT EXPLAINS IT! “The pope and Vatican proved to be Zionists”; Jihadist hypocrites castigate Pope …. (jihadwatch)

GADGET VICAR: “The Pope is in trouble for quoting a medieval Byzantine Emperor, who was facing an onslaught from Islam. One needs to be very careful what one says now about Islam, for fear of Islamophobia Watch” …. (gadgetvicar)

ISLAMIST TOOLS AT CAIR Blast Pope, Invites Americans to Learn About Islam …. (littlegreenfootballs)

ORTHODIXIE: The Pope Said What? …. (southern-orthodoxy.blog)

PONTIFICATOR on “An ideology of hatred” …. (pontifications)

YAHOO photos on the topic …. (yahoo.com)

No surrender!



Apocalypse Clowns & AngImplosion
September 15, 2006, 12:36 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

[CRIMSON/ GLORIA B. HO] Mohammad Khatami, former President of Iran, speaks at the John F. Kennedy Forum yesterday, on the eve of the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks

AMIR TAHERI: “The Lies They Loved at Harvard” … (orthodoxytoday)

KHATAMI SLAMS ‘Imperial’ U.S. — To polite audience, controversial cleric defends execution of homosexuals … (thecrimson.com)

The Execution of Iranian Homosexuals

KHATAMI: Execute gays; Harvard: crickets chirping(hotair.com, muslihoon)

KHATAMI’S DISDAIN for Zahra Kazemi: Dialogue as Brutality … (telospress)

National Disgrace in National Cathedral: Khatami in America

MY, WHAT BIG TEETH YOU HAVE: Khatami questioned at Harvard and slips … (regimechangeiran)

Khatami / Ahmadenijad Torture-Victim’s Sister Speaks Out

KHATAMI’S CONVERSION, As covered in the Iranian press … (weeklystandard)

LUNATIC KHATAMI’S Take on Where History Went Awry … (proteinwisdom)

PHOTOS OF the Harvard protest of Khatami … (regimechangeiran.blog)

MULLAH Khatami’s US Visit Hides the Clerics’ Developing War Plans … (azadeganiran)

THE MULLAH, HARVARD, & The Angina Monologues … (tcsdaily)

Khatami Condemns 911 in English

POLITICALLY CORRECT Perfidy … (jpost.com)

BOSTON COLLEGE Gives Khatami the cold shoulder: “The University declined a late request Friday made by controversial former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami to visit the McMullen Museum’s new exhibit on Islamic art, Cosmophilia, on Monday – the five-year anniversary of Sept. 11. Administrators cited the heightened security required by the State Department on the date and the lack of advanced notice as primary factors behind their decision.” … (NROTC)

CRIMSON JIHAD: Iran’s Mohammad Khatami goes to Harvard … (weeklystandard)

POST-HAHVAHD Khatami Commentary; Protesting Khatami at Harvard. Khatami visit part of anti-Israel tilt? … (solomonia.com)

Protest of Khatami’s Harvard Speech (large)

GOVERNOR ROMNEY was absolutely correct to deny Khatami any evidence of honor or welcome. Everyone in the audience who meekly accepted this barbarism is responsible to a degree for allowing Khatami to leave with the idea that his regime is considered as other than barbaric … (hughhewitt)

SPECTATOR: “Show Me the Money (Quote), Khatami!” … (spectator)

IRAN WATCH: Activists Arrested, Execution Scheduled … (regimechangeiran.blog)

COMMENTARY: “To invite the modern-day equivalent of Mussolini to speak at the Rotunda is to betray everything the University of Virginia is supposed to stand for” … (jsharf.com)

ZZZZzzzZZZ Roundup: “At the Cathedral the evening of September 7, Khatami’s “interfaith dialogue” turned out to be more of an intrafaith monologue, since he did most of the talking, and in Farsi no less. Journalists were given full translations of the speech beforehand. “The bad news,” said one, “is it’s boring. The good news is it’s short–we’ll be home in time for football.” Speaking in the flowery, abstract verbiage of a political philosopher, which he was until he signed on to the Iranian revolution, Khatami spoke of “the contradictions between individualistic liberalism and collectivist socialism,” of the West’s need to “take a step forward and view itself from another angle,” and of how “democratic systems” oughtn’t be “limited to liberal democracies.” … (weeklystandard)

Anglican Implosion News

DO YOU LOVE CaNN? Cough up loot now! “An Appeal for CaNN — a tale of server resources stretched too thin” .. just think: if 80% of unique vistors gave 10 dollars that would be 40,000 dollars … (titusonenine)

SIGN THE PETITION IN SUPPORT OF THE BISHOP OF SAN JOAQUIN (descant)

IKER OF FORT WORTH Comments on NYC Summit; Ft. Worth: Executive Council Endorses Appeal for APO(transfigurations, standfirminfaith)

THE PROPOSED Diocese of CT response to the Windsor process … (ctsix)

DOG BITES MAN— “Who didn’t see this coming?” StandFirm: “What Happened in New York: In 9 Easy Steps” … (mcj, sf)

VIA THINNING ANGLICANS two bishops comment: First Bishop Peter Lee, Second, Bishop Jack Iker. And.. variouscomment on the NY and Texas meetings … (thinkinganglicans)

KRAALSPACE— “The Mountain laboured… and brought forth a mouse. It looks like that big meeting in New York between the Archbishop of Canterbury’s representative and members of the warring factions of the Episcopal Church came to nothing. The reviews have been pretty listless, too” … (kraalspace.blog)

GLEDHILL— Love in the Ruins (updated) … (timescolumns)

NEXT UP: BROTHEL? Episcopal Seminarian Opens Gay Dating Service … (wafflinganglican.blog)

RIFT OVER GAYS deepens in Episcopal Church. Conservatives’ bid to stay in the fold but reject the leader was denied. A split could be next… (philly.com)

THAT BUSY TIBER FERRY: “Dwight Longenecker a graduate of Bob Jones University and a former Anglican priest is going to be ordained as part of the Pastoral Provision”; the Google of him(curtjester, Etc.)

VIA TITUS 1:9: Reaction to NY Meeting Links; Kendall Harmon: Answers to Email Questions(Harmonica)

ECUSA SOUTH: AWOL? Njongonkulu Ndungane, the Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, says same sex marriages will never be endorsed and accepted within the Anglican Church in Southern Africa. Another take(sabcnews, Iol.za)

KEW CONTINUUM: “Jesus, The Bible, and Homosexuality” by Jack Rogers — A Book Review” … (kew.blog)

ROWAN MAY INVITE Robinson to Lambeth. “Graveyard ahead. Commence whistling” … (ctsix, mcj)

TRURO PARISH: 40 Days of Discernment … (40daysofdiscernment)

YA YA SISTERHOOD UPDATES– KATIE’S BLOG: Whining about The Meeting. Elizabeth Kaeton’s Master Plan; Susan Russell Has It All Explained For Her(standfirminfaith)

NY SUMMIT: Bishops Unable to Reach Compromise. Episcopal Leaders Hopeful for Future yet Clear on Deep Divide(standfirminfaith, standfirminfaith)

NIGERIA: Why doesn’t the Anglican Communion Network come clean and speak out? … (thinkinganglicans)

WE GOT TO PRAY: Today begins a meeting of several Episcopal bishops in New York City, facilitated by Kenneth Kearon of the Anglican Consultative Council. More L&B Intercessory prayer lists(L&B, First Things)

BISHOP Bob Duncan’s Statement on the NYC Summit; Bishop Iker: Expanded Comments on NYC Summit … (standfirminfaith)

FIRST THINGS: “There will always be an England,” as the saying goes. That may well be true, but the eternal perseverance of its Church, unfortunately, is somewhat more in doubt. As nearly all interested observers know, the Anglican Communion has been tottering on the brink of implosion for quite some time now, and recent events have not necessarily been in its favor. Three meetings this month, however, will almost certainly lend clarity, and perhaps even hope, to a situation that heretofore has often been murkier than the London fog” … (firstthings)

COMPLIANT PEPTO-BETTY busy at work– “Pulling Off One of Life’s Little Miracles: A Sacramental Wedding in the Middle of the Sunday Eucharist. at The Church of the Redeemer, Morristown, NJ”; and she gets all gushy about the meet-n-greet with Newark candidates for bishop … (telling-secrets.blog)

JORDAN HYLDEN Writes About Today’s New York Summit and Next Week’s Texas Meeting of Bishops… (titusonenine)

ANGLICAN CATHOLIC: “[The Liberals] are simultaneously correct and clueless. (If I knew how to say that in Latin, I surely would!) Yes, good order is being subverted. Duh! To stretch an overworked metaphor, Shall we take a vote by orders before we rearrange the deck chairs? A new thing is emerging, and order gets subverted when major change–yea, a seismic shift–is in process. Anglicanism is reinventing itself” … (anglicancatholic.blog)

OSTRICHES: “Proving that he has learned absolutely nothing, Frank Griswold reflects on the fifth anniversary of 9/11” … (mcj.blog)

ALICE LINSLEY On Bishop Lipscomb & The American Way … (descant)

PETER TOON— “A fresh look at The St Louis Affirmation of 1977 of Continuing Anglicans. A vocation for the Continuers in working for unity without relinquishing truth”; and “Has Anglican POLITY changed over the last thirty years? Is the former Anglican Family of Churches becoming unrecognizable?”… (pbs1928.blog)

ART IMITATES LIFE IMITATING ART— “I don’t want to alarm anyone but apparently the Chane-Griswold Vortex isn’t holding” … (mcj.blog)

MAGISTATS is watching liberal archbishops: “An Anglican news exclusive” … (magicstatistics)

THE BISHOP OF SAN DIEGO Writes his Diocese; more liberal blockheadedness, this time from +san diego … (titusonenine, anglicancatholic)

CAP’N YIPS— “The Producers: Yo, Chris! Get a containment team ready. Spong’s ego is trying to break out again” … (captainyips)

EPISCOPAL, Anglican Leaders Gather to Address Gay Divide … (christianpost)

MUTABLE? Undisputable? A very interesting little web-reference has been causing a stir in the post-gay blogosphere today… (peter-ould)

REMEMBER: “The Left is a rationalistic religion. It takes an arbitrary point, say peace or poverty, and regards these as first principles. It is never asked why poverty or peace or racism are good or bad, it is merely stated that they are good or bad. Taking poverty as an essential, and declaring it a bad, the Leftists then goes off to campaign against poverty. Where does poverty come from? What is it? Why are some people stricken poor and others escape this mysterious force? Explanations are needed, if only for polemical purposes, and are vague and unconnected. It’s capitalism. It’s racism. It’s the education system. It’s government cutbacks. It’s the rich hording all the wealth. None of these arguments stands by itself or is related to any other, except as rather imaginative conspiracy theories, found on certain websites and in many university lecture halls” (scroll down to “Party Like It’s 1945”)… (godscopybook)

NPR REPORTAGE on the NYC Summit; The London Times on the New York Summit: Clergy seek ‘two-church solution’(ctsix)

BISHOP BROADHURST ‘disgusted’ as Malawi letter is published … (churchtimes)

THE SYNOD of the Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn– “Anyone want to try and count how many times diversity / differing / different appear” … (nottoomuch)

DRELLENSTEIN: “I Was Dared To Post This Monday Morning Humor Piece – Liberals vs. Conservatives” … (descant)

TIGHTENING THE MANACLES: it’s not just the North American revisionists who are clamping down.. “It is reported by a member of the Australian Diocese of Perth’s synod that the following motion is proposed for their Synod, meeting 6-8 October” … (whitehorseinn)

MARK HARRIS on +Lipscomb’s call for a blog fast … (anglicanfuture)

HOMOPHOBIC CONSPIRACY CRUSHES GRIEVANCE — Worst Professor Ever: “I have just returned from a meeting to rehear my grievance. The first meeting was held in my absence” … (Bearblog)

GNOSTIC Weirdness at +Andrus Investiture … (standfirminfaith)

MIKE ADAMS: “I am asking the Office of Campus Diversity at UNH to use this unfortunate arrest as an educational tool to help clarify the seeming contradiction between tolerance of alternate lifestyles and the universal condemnation of pedophilia. I have put together the following questionnaire to be used as a guide in the event that UNH opens a formal dialogue on this touchy subject” … (townhall.com)

STANDING UP of the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas announced Friday that he will lead the rally against plans to demolish the Episcopal Social Services building to make room for the $184 million, 15,000-seat sports and entertainment center… (christianpost)

LOOKS LIKE FOLKS are really running scared re: the blogs, notes a tipster … (t19)

EPISCOPAL LEADER says US must become ‘superservant’ … (ekklesia)

SORRY, DUDES & DUDE-ETTES: You Can’t Un-Ring the Blogging Bell.. “It’s no secret that many bishops – orthodox as well as revisionist – rue the day the blog was invented, mainly because it takes away so much of their control of the information about this debate” … (standfirminfaith)

PRESBYTERIAN Minister Charged for Presiding Over Gay ‘Marriage’; Okla. Megachurch Departs PCUSA, Cites Scriptural Issues(christianpost, transfigurations.blog)

FORD SALES DROP 11.6%. Homosexual Groups More Important Than Support For Employees, Dealers … (afa.net)

SILENCE! “Meanwhile, the South Dakota diocesan blog has started censoring postings by the conservative-minded. All comments now have to be pre-approved by the bishops’ office. It would be nice if all of you out there would request the censorship to end. We have a diocesan convention next week, where a resolution will come up to ask all Episcopalians in the diocese to vote AGAINST the protection of marriage amendment this fall in the election. But….they have no problem putting up Louie Crew’s comments. Here’s the link for the diocesan blog – please give us some help out there” … (Whiny Pew-meat)

CONSERVATIVE ANGLICANISM Gibraltar, Neanderthal man’s last resort … (telegraph)

SOUND FAMILIAR? “Under the new rules, you can be called a hypocrite for upholding old standards of virtue that you don’t exemplify perfectly; but you can’t be called a hypocrite for sinking into utter moral squalor, as long as you profess to believe there’s nothing wrong with it. So the defender of traditional morality is kept constantly on the defensive, since only he can be accused of hypocrisy”… (cwnews)

RICH ANGLICAN FUDGE: Bishop John Lipscomb holds upper-level talks with blog expert… (rafwn) Isaiah 8:11-13 — “For the LORD spoke thus to me with his strong hand upon me, and warned me not to walk in the way of this people, saying: “Do not call conspiracy all that this people calls conspiracy, and do not fear what they fear, nor be in dread. But the LORD of hosts, him you shall regard as holy. Let him be your fear, and let him be your dread…



Apocalypse Clowns 9.0
September 12, 2006, 11:43 am
Filed under: WR Special Report

MURDERER in the Cathedral– An Exclusive Pajamas Media video presentation on Iranian President Khatami’s visit to the Washington National Cathedral… (pajamasmedia)

KHATAMI LECTURE.. Photos from Press Conference.. Photos from Lecture.. Much more. The full text of Khatami’s lecture … (cathedral.org)

KHATAMI IN THE CATHEDRAL— “Interfaith dialogue” is all the rage these days: understanding our commonality by celebrating our differences. Or something like that. It’s infected venerable pillars of establishment religion, such as the National Cathedral in Washington … (weeklystandard)

MEDIA IGNORES BIG ANTI-KHATAMI RALLY IN WASHINGTON: “The mainstream media decided to ignore the big anti-Khatami rally that took place in front of the Washington National Cathedral while Khatami was delivering his taqiyya on September 7” … (publiuspundit)

NOPE, THEY DIDN’T— Khatami defends Ahmadinejad, Iran’s nuke program — will CAIR cancel its reception for him? Feel the love: CAIR’s Hooper defames Jihad Watch in the Chicago Sun-Times. Former CAIR Chair: “Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran … should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on earth.”… (JiWa, Various)

THE NATCATH, KHATAMI, and “Who were the Pharisees?” … (israpundit)

WASHINGTON – As Iranian flags flapped vigilantly to passionate chants of ‘Shame on You!’ across from the famed National Cathedral, an Episcopal clergyman dressed in black with a white collar stood out among the crowd of Iranian protestors; Torture Victims Blast Khatami Visit. Hundreds Protest Khatami’s Presence In Washington(israpundit, daneshjoo)

SHOW ME the Money (Quote), Khatami!– Special Report: “The smooth Puritan from Tehran soothes Harvard’s fears” … (spectator)

UNIVERSITIES and Tolerance– Alan Dershowitz, The Boston Globe … (regimechangeiran)

SINS OF OMISSION, Sins of Commission. By Kenneth R. Timmerman: Khatami’s American tour – and the deafening silence… (frontpagemag)

PANTS ON FIRE IT IS, THEN: U.S. Snow-Job ’06.. Khatami Praises Hezbollah, Practices Taqqiyah … (westernresistance)

TERROR & MURDER LOVER KHATAMI Praises Hizballah at Harvard … (littlegreenfootballs)

HERE’S MORE on the Khatami protests at Harvard; Robert Mayer has photos and video … (instapundit)

FORMER IRANIAN PREZ sued for policy of ‘torture’ — Jewish families say loved ones simply disappeared … (worldnetdaily, JiWa)

THE MYTH OF MODERATES— “We are witnessing, thanks to the resolute negligence of a feckless State Department, the inimical magic carpet ride of Mr. Mohammad Khatami, the former so called “moderate” President of Iran, as he trundles across America, blaming us for the world’s ills, while soaking up praise from the blind among us” … (canadafreepress)

YET ANOTHER IRANIAN POLITICAL PRISONER has died: Valiollah Feyz Mahdavi … (normblog)

A MOCK TRIAL Against Khatami, via Virtual ActivistChat & expat Iranians … (activistchat)

SHAME ON HARVARD! “When I heard about the protests planned against Khatami’s speech at Harvard, I knew just the guy to contact”; The Anti-Khatami Demonstration at Harvard. Khatami’s good will hunt: Harvard speech draws protest … (publiuspundit, lgf)

ON KHATAMI @ Harvard: “Hitler Lectures at Oxford” (scroll down)… (godscopybook)

ENS WHITEWASH: “Khatami calls for respectful international dialogue, bridging the divide. Former Iranian president speaks at National Cathedral amid protests” … (E-Snooze)

SAITH LGF: “Good for Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, who is refusing to provide state services such as a police escort to Iranian mullah Mohammad Khatami when he visits Harvard on the eve of September 11 to speak about “tolerance.” … (littlegreenfootballs)

KHATAMI-BUDDIES CAIR: Council on American Islamic Relations is Pressuring Schools to Whitewash 9/11 … (coxandforkum)

EGADS! Bush Personally Signed Off On Khatami Visit … (regimechangeiran)

WHO’S RUNNING THE SHOW? A New York Times report says “supreme leader” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, not Mahmoud Ahmaninejad, is the real ruler of Iran. That would be good news, if Khamenei wasn’t as radical – not to mention .. insane as his president … (damianpenny)

COMMENTS ENSUE: 28 Responses to “At Cathedral, Iran’s Khatami Urges Dialogue” … (titusonenine)

JONAH GOLDBERG: Perhaps history has dealt us a new hand with the threat of Iran. “Learning the Hard Way”… (nationalreview)

TOP IRANIAN SCHOLAR Dr. Assad Homayoun regarding Khatami Era : “It is universally known that the former President has declared himself a proponent of “dialogue between civilizations”. But it is not commonly known that in a number of speeches and pronouncements he has consistently characterized Israel as “a cancer on the body of nations”, and on numerous occasions when officiating at Friday prayers in Tehran, he has led the congregation with slogans of death to the Great Satan. As the President of the Islamic Republic, by all documented accounts, his tenure was rife with corruption, brutal suppression, illegal incarceration, torture and murder of students and other dissidents, murder of prominent members of the opposition both inside Iran and abroad, continued plunder of national wealth, rampant increase in drug use by the youth, and prostitution becoming a thriving export industry. But of course, there were some achievements as well: The secret development of Iran’s nuclear capabilities, the development of short and medium range missile systems in Iran, and the financing of international terrorist organizations.”(activistchat)

IRAN FREEDOM CONCERT— Harvard Students Protesting Khatami Visit… (iranfreedomconcert)

MY FAVORITE THEORY SO FAR on the reason for Khatami’s visit: “Khatami and Cheney are negotiating or conferring on how to best get rid of Ahmadinejad, and that a few hours on the ground provide enough opportunity.” Iranian’s US Visit Fuels French Rumors of Secret Washington-Tehran Talks(instapundit, israpundit)

PETITION 37: A Plea for Justice – FREE Iran Real Cases Mock Trials Against Mullah Khatami, Khameni, Rafsanjani, Amadinejad … As Islamic Fascists And For Crimes Against Humanity… (petitiononline)

PEOPLE’S CUBE— Khatami In Harvard: Mullahs and Liberals Not That Different! … (thepeoplescube)