News & Articles from 2008 How religious, political and ideological beliefs spark falsehoods, intolerance, violence, crime, and war comments by Jim Walker [Note: Due to expiration dates of some news sites, some links may no longer work]
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31 Dec 364 Killed, Over 1,500 Wounded as Gaza Strikes Continue
31 Dec Soldier alleges military pattern of Christian bias
31 Dec Priest accused of child sexual misconduct
29 Dec The Noose Tightens Rumsfeld, Ashcroft and other top Bush officials could soon face legal jeopardy.
29 Dec Ex-priest loses appeal on child abuse charge
28 Dec Poll: 75% glad Bush is done
28 Dec Suspicions inevitable after church's record on Cloyne
27 Dec US Forces Will Have to Get Iraqi Court Approval for Raids
27 Dec The arrogance of a prelate in denial A diocese in denial about clergy sexual abuse.
26 Dec US economy shrinks as IMF warns of Great Depression
26 Dec Another Multimillion Dollar Award Against the Burlington Diocese
25 Dec Iraqis hope to sue U.S. troops under new accord
25 Dec New sex-abuse scandal divides Irish Catholics
24 Dec A Quiet Windfall For U.S. Banks The Treasury Department gave the banks $140 billion in windfall. US citizens got nothing.
24 Dec Church of England attendance 'to fall by 90%'
24 Dec Police probe assault on 50 "witches"
23 Dec Taliban Unimpressed by Promised US Surge
23 Dec Alleged Clergy Abuse Against Rapid City Catholic Diocese
22 Dec How a shoe put the boot to Bush's Iraq legacy
22 Dec Chicago Archdiocese to pay $1.4M in sex-abuse case
21 Dec Obama names Physicist Holdren, marine biologist Lubchenco to science posts A change from Bush's anti-science politics.
21 Dec Church 'cannot be trusted' with the safety of children
20 Dec Angry Karzai Submits List of Demands Ahead of US Surge
20 Dec Ex-Catholic Priest Edmund John Haines to pay $80,000 sex abuse compensation
20 Dec Norwich diocese sued over alleged sex abuse
19 Dec The Truth About Abortion Reduction
19 Dec Higher Court Raises Sentence against Paedophile Priest
18 Dec Iraq Wants All Non-US Troops Out by July
18 Dec Obama: My Administration Will Value Science
18 Dec Diocese sued in priest abuse case
17 Dec Shoe insult against Bush resounds in Arab world
17 Dec Excommunicated priest's rise and fall
16 Dec Man throws shoes at Bush in Iraq He shouted, "This is a farewell kiss, dog," then threw his shoes. How fitting. Video.
16 Dec Vatican could be sued over alleged sex abuse
14 Dec $50 billion lost after Wall St broker arrested over ‘world’s biggest swindle’ Well, the 2nd biggest after the $700 billion bailout scam.
14 Dec The Salvation Army's Red Kettle of Trouble The Salvation Army has a long disturbing history of religoius coercion, abuse and intolerance.
13 Dec Bipartisan Report on Detainee Abuse Blames Top Bush Officials Rumsfeld bears the most direct blame.
13 Dec Roman Catholic priest charged with sex assaults on young boys
13 Dec Teacher banned over telling the truth about Santa I guess we should just continue to lie to our children, right?
12 Dec Poll Shows Obama Gains Support
12 Dec Former Loyola priest charged in sex abuse case
11 Dec Who's at fault for harsh antiterror tactics?
11 Dec Mamaroneck priest charged in sex case was about to leave country
11 Dec 'Psychic' gets 2 months in bilking of $108,000
10 Dec Taliban Control 72 Percent of Afghanstan
10 Dec Mamaroneck priest charged with sex abuse
09 Dec Spying on pacifists, environmentalists and nuns
09 Dec Many clergy abuse claimants unhappy with settlements
08 Dec Fundamentalist Church Treating Children as Property
07 Dec Jobless Rate Soars to 6.7 Percent in November
07 Dec Clergy Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Filed in Indiana
07 Dec Nonbelievers' sign at Capitol counters Nativity
06 Dec Two US soldiers killed in Iraq suicide attack
06 Dec Priest accused of sexual abuse
05 Dec Retired Generals Press Obama to End Torture
05 Dec Nigeria 'witchdoctor' held over 110 child deaths
05 Dec Former area priest sued by Hobart teen
04 Dec Gates: Military looking at quicker Iraq withdrawal Set to move ahead with Obama goals
04 Dec New 'Bible': Heterosexuality is sin Well, Jesus wore a gown, long hair and hung around with a bunch of men.
04 Dec Ex-priest pleads guilty in child molest case
03 Dec US recession 'began last year' This is not news to the poor and middle-class.
03 Dec Don’t Count On Magic Al Gore warns about the dangers of illusion.
03 Dec Third priest sex abuse trial to get under way
02 Dec Iraq civilian death toll up in November
02 Dec Icon of Stalin Draws St. Pete Church's Ire Stalin, after all, resurrected the Russian orthodox church, and he actually existed.
01 Dec Pastor who helped get "under God" in Pledge dies
01 Dec Westboro protest draws student counter protest
01 Dec AIG Gives ‘Retention’ Pay After Scrapping Bonuses
30 Nov Anti-terror law requires God be acknowledged Has it ever occured to them that terrorists, above anyone, believe in god?
30 Nov Despite Agreement, US Future in Iraq Unclear
30 Nov Church abuse 'stained' memories
29 Nov Vatican warns mobile phones are bad for the soul
29 Nov Rape's Vast Toll in Iraq War Remains Largely Ignored
29 Nov Archbishop describes scale of abuse by priests as "staggering"
28 Nov Karzai Wishes He Could Shoot Down US Planes
28 Nov Judge Orders Archiocese To Release Priest Sex Abuse Documents
27 Nov Two U.S. soldiers killed during humanitarian mission in Iraq
27 Nov Vatican can be sued for priest sex abuse: US court
26 Nov Americans, including Elected Officials, earn a failing grade when tested on American history and economics
26 Nov Ex-pastor pleads guilty to sex abuse of teen
26 Nov 3 from polygamist sect turn themselves in
25 Nov Top Scientist Rails Against Hirings Bush Appointees Land Career Jobs Without Technical Backgrounds.
25 Nov New sex abuse allegations against late Newcastle priest
24 Nov Federal deficit could top $1 trillion This is the Bush administration's 'gift' to Americans.
24 Nov Pueblo diocese pays $4 million in priest sex abuse suits
23 Nov Sadr followers protest Iraqi-U.S. pact in huge rally
23 Nov Former priest again named in sex abuse case
22 Nov US Kills Innocents in Pakistan
22 Nov Ex-altar boy claims sex abuse in Detroit archdiocese
22 Nov Pastor fails to repay loans from church members
21 Nov Builders Index Hits New Low, Housing Starts Plunge Again
21 Nov Congressional chaplain accused of covering up priests sex abuse
20 Nov Dick Cheney, Alberto Gonzales indicted in S. Texas Charged for abuse of prisoners in federal detention centers.
20 Nov Maliki on Iraq TV calls for passage of troop pact with U.S.
20 Nov Presbytery of Chicago finds former pastor guilty of child sex abuse
19 Nov Iraqi cabinet approves accord setting U.S. troop withdrawal
19 Nov No Communion for you! If you voted for Obama, you can't eat Jesus anymore.
18 Nov For Europe, Obama revives positive image of America's unique identity
18 Nov Woman wants to sue Mormons over sex abuse
17 Nov Obama Has More Threats Than Other Presidents-Elect
17 Nov Trinity minister had sex with minor
16 Nov New Blackwater Iraq Scandal: Guns, Silencers and Dog Food
16 Nov Bishops React to Priest who Told Obama-Supporting Catholics to Confess before Receiving Communion
16 Nov Former archbishop admits shuffling sex abusive priests
15 Nov U.S. missile attack kills at least 12 in Pakistan
15 Nov Parents claim priest abuse led to son's suicide
14 Nov Two US soldiers killed by Iraqi soldier
14 Nov Sex Abuse Accusations at Watkins Glen Church
13 Nov Jewish group wants Mormons to stop proxy baptisms
13 Nov The Midnight De-Regulation Express
13 Nov Ex-Wash. priest agrees to pay abuse victims $5M
12 Nov Another disputed U.S. strike kills 14 in Afghanistan
12 Nov Catholic reform group urges parishioners to withhold donations To protest against clery sexual abuse.
11 Nov Palin in spotlight as Republicans turn on each other
11 Nov More sex abuse charges against Bathurst Catholic school
10 Nov Obama Positioned to Quickly Reverse Bush Actions