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Christian Proselytizing

Talking With Strangers About God

Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.22.2014 | Religion
Antonia Blumberg

This young man arrived at the beach that Sunday with beat up sneakers and circles under his eyes. Call it proselytizing, but he wasn't getting anything out of this other than the pleasure of talking about God.

Christian Proselytizing: A Form of Oppression? 'Only Death Will Tell!'

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 09.21.2013 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

From some perspectives, that sharing the word of Jesus is an act of bestowing a great gift on the "unbeliever," while for others, rather than experiencing this as a gift, some of us perceive this as an imposition, an annoyance, an insensitivity, a provocation, or worse, a form of oppression.

New Coalition Demands Christian Privilege

Tom Carpenter | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics
Tom Carpenter

The most extreme proponents of conservative Christian privilege combined forces on July 9 in a briefing outside the Capitol building. This coalition i...

Chelsea Kiene

Former West Point Cadet 'Shocked' By Army's Decision To Consider Recoupment

HuffingtonPost.com | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A former West Point cadet who resigned from the military academy in November over what he says was unconstitutional Christian proselytiz...

Chelsea Kiene

Army Threatened With Lawsuit Over 'Sectarian' Prayer

HuffingtonPost.com | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 02.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Staff Sgt. Victoria Gettman is frustrated and disappointed by what she calls a "completely incompetent" response to complaints she filed...

Please Stop Trying To Convert Me

Remy M. Maisel | Posted 01.08.2013 | Religion
Remy M. Maisel

Whether it's be-suited men standing along College Avenue, a horrible gay conversion preacher screaming in front of the student union, or Campus Crusade for Christ actively trying to convert people who are just sitting around, the conversion campaign is nearly constant.

Andrea Stone

Soldiers Say Army Chaplain Turned Suicide Prevention Class Into Prayer Meeting

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

During an Army-wide stand down for suicide prevention sessions, a Christian chaplain in Texas improperly led rookie soldiers in a candlelight prayer, ...

Andrea Stone

Former Navy SEAL Killed In Libya Attack Fought Proselytizing In The Ranks

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 09.18.2012 | World

One of the security guards killed during an attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that may have been related to an incendiary anti-Musl...

My Family Fanatics

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | Posted 05.27.2012 | Home
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

My relatives might as well be pairs of Jehovah's Witnesses or Mormons -- strangers at the door -- for all they have to do with me. They ring my bell, as it were, several times a year, only to press my arm into a spiritual blood pressure cuff of their own devising: Am I saved or, as they suspect, not?

Christian Missionary Conduct Recommendations

Posted 10.18.2011 | Religion

By A. James Rudin Religion News Service (RNS) "Missionary" is one of those words where the meaning depends entirely on who's saying it -- and who'...

Jesus For Jews, Or Something Like That

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

There is no way to get on the inside of the who-is-chosen question without unpacking the quirky relationship Evangelicals have with Jews, both embracing them and condemning them to eternal damnation.

Air Force Academy Cites Progress In Tackling Religious Intolerance

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Whitney Jones Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) A recent survey on the religious climate of the U.S. Air Force Academy showed that 41 perc...

Win Friends And Influence People By Condemning Others And Speaking For God

John Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John Shore

The strongest message of love you can send another, after all, is that they're doomed to spend eternity having the living flesh seared off their bones if they don't become just like you.