As early as 1985, just four years into Diana’s marriage, Tina Brown in Vanity Fair foresaw that Shy Di the ‘Mouse Of Windsor’ was already transforming into the ‘Mouse That Roared’. Heads were rolling at the Palace 40 resigned and Diana was accused of bullying Charles to the extent that she would beat him over the head with the Bible as he knelt in prayer after yet another of their screaming sessions. If the Royal Family had believed Diana was a nice English rose who could be moulded to their way of life, how wrong they were..
(CNN) On Sunday, pastor Jim Garlow of Skyline Church in California stood before his congregation of more than 2,000 and told them he would be making an unusual announcement.The pastor proceeded to warn his audience against voting for a candidate in the upcoming midterm elections who supports gay marriage and abortion, even if that candidate, Carl DeMaio, is a Republican.Garlow, an outspoken evangelical who played a major role in organizing Christian groups in support of California’s anti gay marriage Proposition 8, spoke plainly: He would not be supporting the Republican in this race.”I know enough that you cannot have the advancing of the radical homosexual agenda and religious liberty at the same time, in the same nation,” he preached. “One will win, and one will lose.”Instead, Garlow told his followers he would be endorsing DeMaio’s rival, Democratic incumbent Scott Peters, representative for California’s 52nd District, to send a scathing message to Republican leadership that candidates who back abortion and gay rights are unacceptable to the party’s Christian base.Garlow is one of a growing number of Americans who say that religion should play a greater role in politics, according to the findings of a recent study by the Pew Research Forum Religion Public Life Project.The study found that almost three quarters of the American public 72% believes that religion’s influence is waning in public life, the highest level in Pew Research polling over the past 10 years.And many Americans say that trend is a bad thing, the study found.Opinion by the Rev. Fred D.
By contrast, the Measure R debate between Mayor Tom Bates and Council member Jesse Arreguin was the most interesting part of the evening. Speaking in favor of Measure R, Bates made few concrete points, except to list the people and organizations who endorse it. This led to a question from Rent Board candidate Asa Dodsworth about Chicago developer Sam Zell, who is the major contributor to the Yes on Measure R campaign.