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Christians React to an Immigration Raid

June 9, 2008, 9:32 pm | By FPL

A couple of weeks ago:

The largest workplace raid in Iowa history Monday resulted in the arrest of more than 300 people and reignited the debate over immigration.

As two law enforcement helicopters hovered overhead, dozens of federal agents descended on Agriprocessors Inc., the nation’s largest kosher slaughterhouse.

The 300 people arrested represent almost one-third of the plant’s 968 workers, and federal officials said the number of arrests could increase.

Fearing the return of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, hundreds of Christian immigrants wait at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in Postville, Iowa for any word on their missing family members.

After watching this video, do you think that Sr. Mary is right to note the personal aspect of the immigration raid. She compares the ICE comment about the law with its personal impact. Is that a fair comparison for a follower of Jesus Christ to make?

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An Evangelical in China

June 6, 2008, 2:02 am | By FPL

Film-makers with Al-Jazeera follow an evangelical charismatic Christian preacher as he tours China and meet Guo Fenglian nicknamed the ‘Iron lady’.

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God’s Candidate

June 5, 2008, 1:21 am | By FPL

So that’s why John McCain sought him out. La Aprobación de Dios.

Think Progress has the Scott McClellan deets on the Bush+Hagee relationship.

According to an interview on NPR’s Fresh Air, McClellan says that Hagee had “sway” in the White House. I wonder if this is why. . .

Despite accusing Bush Sr. of collaboration with the Antichrist, Hagee delivered for George W. Bush in his 2000 book, God’s Candidate for America. In that book, Hagee was unequivocal that Jesus would vote for Bush. “If you are concerned about the sort of America your children and grandchildren will grow up within,” Hagee wrote, “then you need to cast your vote for George W. Bush and the Republican Party.”

And where was the IRS?

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Faith on the Senate Floor | Global Warming

June 3, 2008, 1:30 am | By FPL

Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) lists diverse faith groups that support aggressive legislation to mandate carbon reductions to stop global warming.

June 3, 2008

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Religion, Politics and the End of the World

May 28, 2008, 12:05 pm | By FPL

Sam Harris and Chris Hedges engage in a debate over the role that religion and politics play in faith-based extremism.

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