Your view: High school wrestler won't compete against a girl
February 18th, 2011
05:10 PM ET

Your view: High school wrestler won't compete against a girl

Our recent post on Joel Northrup, the high school wrestler who bowed out of the state tournament when he was paired with a girl, has whipped up a heavy debate in the comments section.

With 47 pages of comments (and growing), there are debates from many directions and points of view.

- cmccloy

Filed under: Belief • Culture wars

September 9th, 2010
11:04 AM ET

'Burn a Quran' pastor puts all at risk

Editor's note: Anthony Coley is the former communications director and chief spokesman for the late Sen. Edward Kennedy and former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine. He works as a director at the Brunswick Group, a communications consulting firm.

Rarely do Democrats, Republicans, veterans, military generals and leaders of differing religions and denominations come together to condemn an act that has not even happened.

Yet there are those occasions when the security of our nation and safety of our troops demand it. This is one of those times.

On Saturday, the ninth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, a pastor in Gainesville, Florida, says he will burn copies of Islam's most sacred and revered book, the Holy Quran. In Islam, the Quran is viewed as the eternal and literal word of God and any mishandling or mistreatment of it is considered extremely offensive.

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- cmccloy

Filed under: Christianity • Culture wars • Florida • Islam • Quran • United States

August 31st, 2010
12:11 PM ET

Satanists book OKC convention center

Officials confirmed that the Oklahoma City Civic Center has been booked by a group proclaiming themselves to be Satanists.

The Church of the IV Majesties posted an event to meetup.com announcing a Satanic ritual to be performed at the Civic Center on Oct. 21.

According to the posting, "This is a church for any Satanist (modern or traditional) or anyone who is interested in Satanism. All members of the Left-Hand Path are welcome. Do (sic) to the nature of our religion and the herd's view of it, this site will remain private as to protect our members. For now, this church is for all things LHP. So, welcome witches and warlocks, answer the call of your Darkness."

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- cmccloy

Filed under: Satanism

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