Tag Archive for Religion

Abstinence Education Targeted for a Budget Cut?

The Rev. James Dobson has issued a clarion call to this faithful that “Liberals Want Federal Abstinence Education Cut.”  Read it here.  The president has asked for $204 million for this sort of sex education.  Dodson points to a recent study by the CDC that one of every four teenage girls has an STD. But just…

Where Does the Anger Come From?

With the flap over the Obama/Pastor comments and his historic speech, I’m reminded of my old friend and neighbor Yvette, an African-American woman from New Orleans.  She and her husband Ernest left Irvine last July because of a job change and they are back in Louisiana; before Irvine, they lived in Alaska.  The family was…

Dem Wins Indiana Special Election

Indianapolis City Councilman Andre Carson, a Democrat, won tonights special election for Indiana’s 7th Congressional District.  Carson defeated Republican Jon Elrod by garnering 54% of the vote to Elrod’s 43%.  Libertarian Sean Shepard was also on the ballot and received 2% of the votes. Carson will be replacing his grandmother the late Rep. Julia Carson (D) who…

Religious Right Tool Avila Not Seeking Re-Election?

I just received word from a very reliable source that Rosemarie Avila will not seek re-election to the Santa Ana School Board and will instead run for the 47th Congressional District seat currently held by Loretta Sanchez.  Avila pulled papers today for the Republican primary which could pit her against Minuteman Project founder Jim Gilchrist…

Get Your Theology on Tap Tomorrow!

Hey, everyone! Are you looking for something fun to do tomorrow night? Would you like to discuss issues of faith without feeling like you’re being “preached at”? And would you like to see a different kind of “church”? Great, then why not check out Fairview Community Church‘s Theology on Tap tomorrow night at 7:00? Here’s…