American Psychological Association: APA Reps and Government Officials Colluded on Interrogation Techniques

The American Psychological Association just released the following press release regarding the involvement of psychologists in the Bush Administration's interrogation techniques. For background, see this prior post (link). July 10, 2015 Press Release and Recommended Actions: Independent Review Cites Collusion Among APA Individuals and Defense Department Officials in Policy on Interrogation Techniques APA Apologizes for “Deeply Disturbing” Findings and Organizational Failures; Announces Ini … [Read more...]

Full Text of Joint Resolution to Declare War on ISIL

This afternoon the President is slated to hold a news conference regarding the declaration against ISIL.The full text from the Senate website is below. This will debated and voted on soon according to media reports. JOINT RESOLUTIONTo authorize the limited use of the United States Armed Forces against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.***Whereas the terrorist organization that has referred to itself as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and various other names (in … [Read more...]

Seattle Pacific University Scene of Shooting; One Fatality Reported

It is too early to know many details but a shooting has taken place on a Christian college campus in Seattle.KIRO-TV has a running commentary on the incident at Seattle Pacific University.The suspect is in custody, and the search for a second suspect has been called off. Authorities think they have the perpetrator.This seems to be the summary at this time:Man in 20s deceased. Female, 20, critical. male, 24, satisfactory. male, 22, satisfactory #SPUshooting Lone suspect in … [Read more...]

Duck Dynasty to Leave A&E?

Sounds like that could be the result of talks with A&E after the network put Phil Robertson on hiatus. The Robertson family issued the following statement tonight via their Duck Commander website: We want to thank all of you for your prayers and support.  The family has spent much time in prayer since learning of A&E's decision.  We want you to know that first and foremost we are a family rooted in our faith in God and our belief that the Bible is His word.  While some of Phil’s unfil … [Read more...]

Ingrid Schlueter Resigns From Janet Mefferd Show Over Mark Driscoll Plagiarism Controversy

Coming from Julie Anne at Spiritual Sounding Board: BREAKING: Ingrid Schlueter resigns in light of @JanetMefferd /@PastorMark plagiarism fiasco: http://t.co/DqO320mCiL pic.twitter.com/KqCUvXSBCr— Julie Anne (@DefendTheSheep) December 5, 2013 Schlueter's comment is as follows: I was a part-time, topic producer for Janet Mefferd until yesterday when I resigned over this situation. All I can share is that there is an evangelical celebrity machine that is more powerful than anyone realizes. Y … [Read more...]

Janet Mefferd Removes Evidence Relating To Charges Of Plagiarism Against Mark Driscoll; Apologizes To Audience

Just a few minutes ago, in a stunning about face, Janet Mefferd disclosed that she removed from her website the interview with Mark Driscoll that prompted charges of plagiarism. She also removed all of the visual evidence of plagiarism and apologized to her audience for her conduct during the interview. Saying she should have gone to Tyndale House first, she expressed regret that the matter had become a controversy among Christians.For most of the morning, observers on social media had noted … [Read more...]

Springboro School District Cancels Controversial Constitution Classes

Last evening, the Springboro School Board canceled two Constitution classes which had drawn protests from parents, teachers and students.  Notice of the board action was posted on a Facebook site called Springboro United for Responsible Education.According to WHIO, school board member Jim Rigano issued a statement saying in part, "We felt that having the community participate with evaluating these courses would be an excellent opportunity for schools and community to work together. Instead, … [Read more...]

Equine Assisted Therapy Pastor Denies Gay Therapy Story

UPDATE 1/5/13: But now see this: EAP Brochure describing homosexuality as an addiction.When I asked Bell whether or not this brochure was his, he wrote back (1/4/13) saying:Wow,Why do you ask?Do we need to modify the current investigation to include that ofharrassment and electronic stalking?You had no desire before to verify any content that included us. You decline, as do others, to print the requested retraction.O.A.T.S. in VirginiaThis just gets stranger and … [Read more...]


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