The Scrooge Report Tracking…

Is Jesus in or out for Obama’s inaugural invocation? Hamas leader’s son shines His light and Roseanne’s in a Nazi state-of-mind. TheScroogeReport follows these stories and more.

Warren’s inauguration prayer could draw more ire

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — President-elect Barack Obama’s choice of Rick Warren to deliver the inaugural invocation drew one kind of protest. Whether the evangelical pastor offers the prayer in the name of Jesus may draw another. At George W. Bush’s 2001 swearing-in, the Revs. Franklin Graham and Kirbyjon Caldwell were criticized for invoking Christ. The distinctly Christian reference at a national civic event offended some, and even prompted a lawsuit.

Warren did not answer directly when asked whether he would dedicate his prayer to Jesus. In a statement Tuesday to The Associated Press, Warren would say only that, “I’m a Christian pastor so I will pray the only kind of prayer I know how to pray.”

“Prayers are not to be sermons, speeches, position statements nor political posturing. They are humble, personal appeals to God,” Warren wrote. His spokesman would not elaborate. more

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Son of Hamas Leader Comes to Christ

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Persecution Blog) — Yousef, 30, said he realized the true nature of Hamas and radical Islam during a stint in an Israeli prison. He renounced his Muslim faith, left his family behind in Ramallah and converted to Christianity.

“Islam is not the word of God,” said Yousef. “If you want to be offended it’s your problem. But you know something? Go study. Think for a second that I might be right. So wake up, look at your path, see where you’re going. Are you really going to heaven with 72 virgins after you kill yourself and kill another 20 people?” more

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Roseanne Barr: Israel is a ‘Nazi state’

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (JPost) — Former television star Roseanne Barr has denounced Israel’s military campaign against Hamas in Gaza, labeling Israel a “Nazi state.”

In a post on her personal blog, which appears at her Web site, Roseanne World, the comedienne, who is Jewish, wrote on December 30 that she had planned to travel with pro-Palestinian activists on a protest boat sailing from Cyprus to Gaza.

After an encounter with an Israel Navy vessel, the boat was turned back and sailed into a Lebanese port on Tuesday.

“I said Israel will attack any boat carrying doctors and medical supplies,” Barr wrote on her blog, adding that, “Israel is a NAZI state. The Jewish Soul is being tortured in Israel.” more

4 thoughts on “The Scrooge Report Tracking…

  1. Why call yourself a ‘Christian’ if you don’t pray in Christ’s name?

    Chaplains in our military aren’t allowed to pray in Jesus’ name. You have to wonder which God or god our government wants people to pray to.

  2. I have heard that more and more muslims are converting to Christianity, with some reports of Jesus appearing to them.
    Hope you had a great New Year.

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