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Atheists billboard campaign targets lonely. Perversion and Christian-bashing rank high with ‘Family Guy.’ AND students miffed at Obama pick launch Notre Dame Response, prayer.

Atheists put message on high with billboards in Dallas-Fort Worth area
Atheists Billboards in Texas
DALLAS/FT. WORTH — (The Dallas Morning News) These clearly aren’t signs from God.

This week, drivers in Dallas and Fort Worth will notice billboards sponsored by local atheists and agnostics.

“Don’t believe in God? You are not alone,” the billboards read. The signs, featuring a blue sky and clouds, tower over Interstate 35E and Northwest Highway in Dallas and I-35W just north of downtown Fort Worth. They will be up for four weeks. …more
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‘Family Guy’ mocks being born again
American Family Association launches campaign to contact advertisers

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — (WorldNetDaily) The “Family Guy” cartoon program on the Fox television network, targeted earlier by a campaign to notify the Federal Communications Commission of its sexually suggestive content, now is in the crosshairs of another campaign urging people to contact its advertisers.

WND reported last week when the American Family Association set up a campaign for viewers to contact the FCC in protest of the program’s sexually explicit theme. Tens of thousands of complaints were submitted in just the first day over the March 8 episode, which was rated by the network as appropriate for 14-year-olds, included multiple references to homosexual sex and featured discussion of an “11-way gay orgy.”

Now the Florida Family Association has set up a link for consumers to contact the program’s advertisers directly with their concerns over the nature of the cartoon.

It cited the March 8 program content but also noted the cartoon’s attack on Christianity in the March 29 episode. …more
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Notre Dame Response: Obama’s Selection Prompts Student Prayer Rally

NOTRE DAME, Indiana (LifeSiteNews) — The University of Notre Dame’s student-formed coalition, Notre Dame Response, has announced plans for its first official demonstration in answer to the administration’s selection of President Barack Obama as its 2009 commencement speaker.

The group plans a prayer rally Sunday, April 5, 2009 at 2 p.m., held in front of the University’s Main Building following the noon Palm Sunday Mass at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

The student coalition was formed in response to the University’s announcement earlier this month. The University also plans to award the President an honorary doctor of laws degree during the commencement exercises.

“These faithful students need the prayerful support of everyone who is concerned that the damage done to Notre Dame’s Catholic identity by honoring President Obama will be irreparable,” said Patrick Reilly, President of the Catholic education watchdog, the Cardinal Newman Society. …more
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Students Provide Bikes to Children of West African Village

Mesquite: Dallas Christian School students spend holidays collecting bikes for Ghana school

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This from The Dallas Morning News:

Dallas Christian School students collect bicycles for W. African children

By ANNETTE NEVINS

Eighteen-year-old Logan Brock and her parents and three sisters got nothing in their stockings, but they’ll still tell you this was their best Christmas ever.

Rather than exchange presents, the Rowlett family joined a drive by Dallas Christian School students to provide bicycles to the children of a West African village who walk up to 12 miles to school.

“It was weird getting up on Christmas morning with nothing under our tree, but it’s amazing how much I feel like I have received just by giving,” Logan said of the student-led initiative.

As she and other students return to the Mesquite campus today after the holiday break, they will still be looking forward to providing Christmas gifts for more than 300 children at the Ateiku Church of Christ International School in Ghana. About 350 new and used bicycles, plus other supplies, wait at a North Dallas warehouse for shipment within the next week.

And if Dallas Christian can raise a few thousand dollars more for shipping, it will send a used bus as well…

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