Prophecy in today's headlines

Televangelists escape penalty in Senate inquiry

A senator’s high-profile investigation of spending by televangelists wrapped up after more than three years Thursday with no penalties for the pastors who refused to cooperate and no definitive findings of wrongdoing. The report released by Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley raises questions about the personal use of church-owned airplanes, luxury homes and credit cards by […]

Bright Light, Loud Boom – Possible Meteor Over Midwest

People in parts of northern Illinois, southwest Wisconsin and eastern Iowa reported seeing a large meteor Wednesday night. Reports of meteor sightings about 10 p.m. Wednesday were coming in to the National Weather Service from areas including parts of Wisconsin and eastern Iowa, said Nathan Marsili, a meteorologist with the weather service's Chicago-area office. “There […]

Iowa Town Renames Good Friday, Spring Holiday

One week before the most solemn day in the Christian year, the city of Davenport, Iowa removed Good Friday from its municipal calendar, setting off a storm of complaints from Christians and union members whose contracts give them that day off. Taking a recommendation by the Davenport Civil Rights Commission to change the holiday’s name […]

Faith Leaders Undermine God’s Plan for Marriage

An official with the Institute on Religion & Democracy (IRD) says it’s a sad sign of the times that a group of “faith leaders” in Iowa signed a document declaring their support for same-sex “marriage.” The letter, dated and made public on Tuesday, was signed by more than 160 faith leaders and was presented to […]

State Threatens Locals – Marry Gays Or Else

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller is warning the county recorders’ offices in his state that workers must process “marriage” licenses for same-sex duos or face possible charges in a court of law. “If necessary, we will explore legal actions to enforce and implement the court’s ruling, working with the Iowa Dept. of Public Health and […]

Gay Marriages To Begin In Iowa April 24

Gay marriage, seemingly the province of the nation’s two coasts, is just weeks away from becoming a reality in the heartland and apparently it will be years before social conservatives have a chance to stop it. The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday unanimously upheld a lower-court ruling that rejected a state law restricting marriage to […]