Edited by Amy E. Bonebright
“Jesus was a Palestinian,” said Jeremiah Wright
by Matt Pierce
Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the former pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, made some controversial remarks about the race of Jesus Christ at the recent Million Man March. Wright was President Barack Obama’s pastor for years in Chicago, and on Oct. 11 he claimed “Jesus was a Palestinian” at the Washington D.C. march. The event has taken place over the last 20 years and is organized by the Nation of Islam.
Chick-fil-A arrives in NYC
by Quinn Foley
Chick-fil-A opened its first New York City location recently. According to the New York Post, the line to order had as many as 200 excited customers consistently throughout the day. Along with the continuous “my pleasure” came the sound of angry protestors from the LBGT community and some fighting for animal rights. CEO Dan Cathy became a target for extremist groups after he said in 2012 he supported “biblical families.” According to AJC.com, Chick-fil-A spokeswoman Carrie Kurlander said in a statement, “We are aware of the demonstrations. Grand opening day activities will continue as planned. We are excited about serving customers great food with remarkable service.
Women Who Chose Life Front-and-Center for #DefundPP Protests
by Kara Sherrill
Protestors gathered around the country at various Planned Parenthood centers in hopes of ending the government-funded program. Around 70,000 protestors, many of whom shared their personal stories leading to their passionate pro-life stance, came out to show their strong stance against Planned Parenthood. The event was not met without opposition. There were counter-protestors at the Grand Rapids rally where they yelled obscenities at pro-lifers.
Islamic State kills 3 Assyrian Christians
by Paul Vandenbosh
Three Assyrian Christians were killed by the Islamic State, also known as ISIS. The three unidentified Christian men were executed in a video posted by the terrorist group, something that has come to be known as the group’s trademark. The men were reportedly kidnapped by ISIS in February and held in the And al-Aziz mountains until their executions.
Carson’s comments offend shooting witness
by Sarah Rodriguez
Matthew Downing, an 18-year-old survivor of the recent college shooting in Roseburg, Oregon, criticized presidential candidate and self-proclaimed Christian Ben Carson’s comments about the event. Carson said if he were in such a precarious situation, he would have tried to get people to attack the shooter instead of just standing there. Downing responded to Carson’s remarks saying on Facebook it is impossible to know how someone would act until they have lived through the situation. Carson said he was not judging the victims of the Oregon shooting. The 18-year-old survivor was deemed the “lucky one” as the shooter spared his life so that he could give a flash drive to the police. Downing witnessed Christopher Harper-Mercer kill nine people on a killing spree at Umpqua Community College Oct. 1. in which Mercer asked students if they were Christians before shooting them.