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Saturday, April 13, 2024
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 11:09 PM :: 82 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Religion, Drugs

... protecting parental rights, safeguarding religious freedoms, implementing effective suicide prevention measures, and preparing for the upcoming elections ....

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Saturday, April 6, 2024
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 5:09 PM :: 616 Views :: Family, Health Care, Life, Religion, Drugs

... From this point on, there will be no more public input via hearings. ...

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Saturday, March 30, 2024
Hawaii Legislators Proclaim Easter Sunday to be 'Transgender Day of Visibility'
By News Release @ 3:36 PM :: 1601 Views :: Family, Religion

"As we approach March 31, International Transgender Day of Visibility, I stand with pride alongside fellow members of the House who consistently affirm, embrace, and support transgender folks in our communities."

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Friday, March 29, 2024
Hawaii's Good Friday Holiday - What's Up With That?
By Robert Thomas @ 1:00 PM :: 36390 Views :: Hawaii History, Labor, Religion

If you ask how "a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary" squares with the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, let us explain ....

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Sunday, March 10, 2024
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By News Release @ 3:21 AM :: 1344 Views :: Family, Health Care, Religion, Drugs

... Final House Vote on Minor Access to Gender Affirmation Care ....

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Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 1:33 AM :: 1351 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment, Health Care, Religion

... HB1780 Eliminating Good Friday? ....

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Friday, January 26, 2024
Christian Club Sues Hawaii Department Of Education After Allegedly Being Barred From School Grounds
By Selected News Articles @ 2:08 AM :: 1748 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment, Religion

... For nearly two years DoE has blocked elementary school Good News Clubs in facilities that are open to other, similarly situated non-religious organizations ....

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Sunday, December 24, 2023
How Christmas Came to Hawaii
By Hoku Paoa Stevenson @ 7:50 PM :: 40868 Views :: Hawaii History, Religion

As presented by Hoku Paoa Stevenson at the Summer Palace....

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Sunday, December 24, 2023
Find common ground to foster holiday cheer
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:49 PM :: 2296 Views :: Religion

... Until someone brings up politics ....

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Monday, November 20, 2023
Maui can take lead in ‘Yes in God’s backyard’ housing
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:00 AM :: 1419 Views :: Maui County, Development, Religion

... Family Life Center and King’s Cathedral in Kahului are partnering to put up 85 modular homes on 10 acres of the church’s land ....

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Saturday, November 11, 2023
YIGBY law would be "dream situation" for Hawaii housing
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:53 PM :: 1776 Views :: Development, Religion

... Hawaii’s churches want to help solve the state’s housing crisis. Why are we making it so difficult for them? ....

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Thursday, November 9, 2023
2023 Honolulu City Lights opening night set for Saturday, December 2nd
By News Release @ 1:02 AM :: 1814 Views :: Honolulu County, Religion

... tree lighting ceremony, Public Workers’ Electric Light Parade and City Lights block party ....

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Saturday, October 14, 2023
Lahaina Fires: 'Cultural awareness' at forefront of Corps of Engineers Mission
By Selected News Articles @ 9:28 PM :: 1752 Views :: Maui County, Military, Religion

... An estimated 400-700,000 tons of fire-damaged debris will be removed ....

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Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Does Hawaii Make the Case for Religious Charter Schools?
By Selected News Articles @ 9:56 PM :: 1846 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment, Religion

... Immersion charter schools in the Aloha State infuse native language, culture, and tradition ....

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Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Fired After Refusing Vax: Lawsuit Alleges Religious Discrimination by Hawaii Symphony Orchestra
By News Release @ 9:38 PM :: 2106 Views :: First Amendment, Religion, COVID-19

... In October 2021, HSO imposed a COVID vaccine mandate on all its musicians, which even allowed for religious accommodations ....

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Friday, September 29, 2023
Yes, in God’s Backyard
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:50 AM :: 1678 Views :: Development, Religion

... the 'Yes in God’s Backyard' law — makes it easier for churches and other religious institutions to build housing on their properties ....

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Thursday, September 28, 2023
RIP Leinaala Teruya Drummond
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 5:17 PM :: 1841 Views :: Family, Life, Religion

... Leinaala was the very first employee at Hawaii Family Forum ....

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Saturday, September 23, 2023
Applications now open for Kapolei City Lights parade
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 1755 Views :: Honolulu County, Religion

... Opening night festivities scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023 near Kapolei Hale ....

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Tuesday, August 1, 2023
1853 Hawaiian Mission to Marquesan Cannibals
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 AM :: 18789 Views :: Hawaii History, Religion

At the Marquesas Islands, Herman Melville and his friend jumped ship....

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Saturday, April 22, 2023
Crichton: Environmentalism is a religion
By Selected News Articles @ 12:02 AM :: 132753 Views :: Environment, Religion

There's an initial Eden, a paradise, a state of grace and unity with nature, there's a fall from grace into a state of pollution as a result of eating from the tree of knowledge....

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Saturday, April 8, 2023
HB622 Suicide Prevention Bill Passes Final Committee
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 7:14 PM :: 2052 Views :: Life, Religion

...  The bill will now move to the full Senate for a vote ....

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Monday, March 20, 2023
‘20 Minutes’ Movie - Atheist and Believer Face Final Twenty Minutes of Their Life in Hawaii
By News Release @ 3:47 AM :: 2124 Views :: Religion

... An atheist and a believer grapple with a nuclear bomb heading to Hawaii in the movie '20 Minutes' that hits theaters on March 24, 2023 ....

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Thursday, March 2, 2023
SEC Charges Hawaii Investment Adviser with Running Ponzi Scheme
By News Release @ 3:57 AM :: 1928 Views :: Religion

... On March 1, 2023, the SEC charged Stephen Keith Woodard, Sr. with running a Ponzi scheme in which he offered and sold securities to more than two dozen victims, many of whom he solicited through his church ....

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Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Transsexuals Push Bethany Hamilton out of Surf Contests
By Video @ 5:16 AM :: 2502 Views :: Family, Religion, Tourism

... Pro surfer Bethany Hamilton says she won’t compete in WSL events following new transgender rule ....

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Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Gov Green and First Lady Host Traditional Christmas Open House at Washington Place
By News Release @ 11:11 PM :: 1912 Views :: First Amendment, Hawaii State Government, Religion

... Governor Josh Green, M.D., First Lady Jaime Green and the Washington Place Foundation will carry on a 164-year tradition by hosting a Christmas Open House at Washington Place from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, December 16, 2022 ....

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Friday, December 2, 2022
2022 Honolulu City Lights opening night set for Saturday, Dec. 3
By News Release @ 9:36 PM :: 1852 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, Religion

... The month-long celebration of the Honolulu City Lights kicks off with a block party at 4 p.m. on Punchbowl Street ....

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Thursday, December 1, 2022
Maui County Christmas Tree Lighting Slated for Monday
By News Release @ 9:19 PM :: 1539 Views :: Maui County, First Amendment, Religion

... Bring your ohana to enjoy the holiday light display, Christmas music, and treats for the Keiki .... 

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Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Hawaii Family Forum 2022 General Election Voter Guide
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 7:22 PM :: 2646 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Life, Religion

... Voting centers will open on October 25 for all of you who want to vote in person ....

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Sunday, September 25, 2022
9th Circuit: Religious Services Allowed on Hawaii Ag Land
By Selected News Articles @ 9:57 PM :: 2673 Views :: Maui County, First Amendment, Land Use, Religion

... a Maui county commission denied the Spirit of Aloha Temple’s application for a permit to hold religious services on its ag-zoned property in Hana ....

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022
​Analysis of religious liberties ranks Hawaii 30th
By Selected News Articles @ 10:18 PM :: 1751 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Religion

... The state received a score of 34% based on 29 items that formed six groups of safeguards ....

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Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Honolulu City Lights display application deadline is September 9th
By News Release @ 1:52 PM :: 1712 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, Religion

... Permits will be issued for five display sites through a lottery ....  

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Saturday, May 7, 2022
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 4:52 PM :: 2589 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Life, Religion

... Session ends and there is some really great news! ....

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Sunday, April 3, 2022
Immigration Fraud Plea Bargain in Philippine Church Case
By News Release @ 5:01 PM :: 1584 Views :: Religion

... Los Angeles Paralegal Admits Role in Scheme to Fraudulently Obtain Legal U.S. Residency for Members of Philippines-Based Church ....

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Saturday, March 26, 2022
Russians Kidnap Pastor with Hawaii Ties
By Selected News Articles @ 4:52 PM :: 2455 Views :: World News, Religion

... Esther Bodyu-Ogawa said word of his kidnapping took days to become public because the city was captured by Russia and the troops confiscated the family's cellphones and other devices ....

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Saturday, March 19, 2022
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 10:19 PM :: 2281 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Religion

... SB2634--Medicaid Funding for Women Who Give Birth ....

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Third Saint from Kalaupapa? Bishops Advance cause of Brother Joseph Dutton
By News Release @ 5:49 PM :: 2388 Views :: Hawaii History, Religion

... Father Damien, who had just been diagnosed with leprosy, needed an assistant to help him carry on his work after he was gone. Dutton threw himself into the work ....

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Sunday, November 21, 2021
City and County of Honolulu to ring in holiday season Dec. 4
By News Release @ 3:01 AM :: 2146 Views :: Honolulu County, Religion

... the Honolulu City Lights tree lighting ceremony is back ....

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Friday, November 19, 2021
Sex Trafficking: Federal Grand Jury Issues New Indictment Against Leaders of Philippines-Based Church
By News Release @ 4:15 AM :: 2410 Views :: Religion

...adding six new defendants, including the KOJC’s leader, Apollo Carreon Quiboloy, who was referred to as “The Appointed Son of God.”....

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Thursday, October 7, 2021
DLNR Targets 'Renegade' Weddings
By News Release @ 8:05 PM :: 2969 Views :: Kauai County, Religion, Tourism

"If you’re in the wrong place at the wrong time you might suffer the scorn of residents, you could get cited, and there are 'other things' that can go wrong.”

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Hawaii Catholic Diocese not giving religious exemptions for COVID vaccines
By Selected News Articles @ 5:08 PM :: 2673 Views :: Religion, COVID-19

... “Pope Francis has made it clear that being vaccinated can be an act of charity toward the community in order to curtail the spread of the virus.” ....

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Thursday, August 26, 2021
VIDEO: Dalai Lama Gets the Vax--Says You Should Too!
By Video @ 2:13 AM :: 2314 Views :: Religion, COVID-19

... His Holiness the Dalai Lama receiving the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at Zonal Hospital, Dharamshala, H.P., India ....

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Pope Francis: "Getting the vaccine is an act of love"
By Video @ 5:58 PM :: 2375 Views :: Religion, COVID-19

"Getting the vaccines that are authorized by the respective authorities is an act of love. I pray to God that each one of us can make his or her own small gesture of love, no matter how small, love is always grand."

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Monday, August 9, 2021
Honolulu City Lights application deadline is August 31
By News Release @ 10:14 PM :: 2799 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, Religion

... Permits will be issued for five display sites through a lottery ....

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021
COVID Cluster at King’s Cathedral Kahului
By News Release @ 8:57 PM :: 3296 Views :: Maui County, Religion, COVID-19

... People who attended events hosted by King’s Cathedral and Chapels in the past 14 days are encouraged to get tested for COVID-19 ....

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Governor David Ige Proclaims Christian Heritage Week in Hawai‘i
By News Release @ 9:33 PM :: 3073 Views :: Hawaii History, Religion

... Henry ‘Opukaha‘ia was born around 1792 in Ka‘u on Hawai‘i Island ....

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Sunday, January 17, 2021
Hawaii Family Forum Celebrates 23 Years
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 4:23 PM :: 2944 Views :: First Amendment, Religion

... continue to stand with you for FAITH, FAMILY and religious FREEDOM ....

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Saturday, December 5, 2020
Hawaii court considering whether baseless lawsuit against Oahu churches will continue
By News Release @ 9:11 PM :: 3136 Views :: First Amendment, Religion

... “Hawaii’s law is reserved for serious fraud cases involving actual whistleblowers. It is not designed to pit neighbor against neighbor, and it certainly should not be abused by those who simply have an axe to grind against religion” ....

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Sunday, November 1, 2020
Elections, Anxiety and Non-Essential
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 8:48 PM :: 2978 Views :: Family, Religion

... FAITH IN POLITICS: Rise of the Blank Votes ....

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Monday, September 7, 2020
Cult Expelled from Kauai--Flees to Colorado after failed attempt to establish base on Maui
By News Release @ 6:33 PM :: 7062 Views :: First Amendment, Law Enforcement, Religion, Tourism, COVID-19

...Carlson, Castillo and Lamboy were contacted at the Kahului airport by Officers of the Maui Police Department.  While filling out their travel forms, screeners discovered they had reservations at a non-approved location....

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Saturday, August 29, 2020
City scales down this year’s Honolulu City Lights
By News Release @ 10:39 PM :: 3145 Views :: Honolulu County, Religion, COVID-19

...in an effort to eliminate crowds to support minimizing coronavirus outbreaks.... 

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