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  • After Orlando, some businesses stress LGBT inclusivity moves

    06/23/2016 9:28:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 23, 2016 11:10 AM EDT | Joyce M. Rosenberg
    Some small business owners already working to make their companies more welcoming to LGBT employees say the massacre at a gay dance club in Orlando gives them an impetus to make more changes. Ive committed to myself and within our executive team to redouble our efforts to create a safer, kinder, more accepting workplace, says Frank Maylett, CEO of RizePoint, a company that makes software to help restaurant owners, hotel operators and retailers manage multiple locations. RizePoint had already taken steps like providing health and other benefits to employees domestic partners and removing gender references in its handbook so that...
  • Muslim Mob Torches 80 Christian Homes in Egypt as Punishment for Wanting to Build Church

    06/22/2016 8:39:10 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 30 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/21/2016 | Stoyan Zaimov
    A Muslim mob torched and looted the homes of 80 Christian families in the Al-Beida village in Egypt, looking to punish them for wanting to turn one of the buildings in the village into a church so they can worship. One witness, Christian resident Mousa Zarif, recalled the events: "On Friday afternoon, following Friday noon prayer, a great deal of fanatic Muslims gathered in the front of the new house of my cousin, Naim Aziz, during its construction because of a rumor spread in the village that this building would be turned into a church."
  • The Ugly in Christianity

    06/09/2016 6:06:09 AM PDT · by detective · 54 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Hillary Ferguson
    For many, there is a deep-seated political hatred, racism, and bigotry hidden behind the guise of Christianity. And Im tired of keeping quiet. As a person born into it, baptized into itI went every Sunday morning and every Sunday night, and if my mother finished worked early enough, I even went on Wednesday eveningsI should know. Im not typically one to get into social media arguments or spend hours discussing political and religious discourse on a Facebook strand, but recently, one woman drove me to the point of no return. Of course, it began with: Trump vs No Trump. As...
  • This was displayed at my kid's school...

    06/16/2016 10:53:34 AM PDT · by cld51860 · 69 replies
    June 16, 2016 | Self
    I could not figure out how to post this photo (sorry), but my wife dropped my kid off at his summer school yesterday and there was a bulletin board full of posters that read "Ramadan Mubarak." She took a picture of it today and sent it to me. She knew Ramadan was a religious holiday and asked me for it's meaning. It essentially means "Blessed month" and is also used as a greeting. She called the administrative office for the district first thing this morning and she said the woman she spoke to was horrified and very adamantly stated they...
  • Florida Catholic bishop: It is religion, including our own, that targets LGBT people

    06/13/2016 3:23:48 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 66 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/13/16 | Robert Lynch
    Second, sadly it is religion, including our own, that targets, mostly verbally, and often breeds contempt for gays, lesbians and transgender people. Attacks today on LGBT men and women often plant the seed of contempt, then hatred, which can ultimately lead to violence. *** Even before I knew who perpetrated the mass murders at Pulse, I knew that somewhere in the story there would be a search for religion as motivation. While deranged people do senseless things, all of us observe and judge and act from some kind of religious background. Singling out people for victimization because of their religion,...
  • Penn Jillette: Time for Atheists to Stand up and be Counted

    06/04/2016 12:51:05 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/2/16 | Penn Jillette
    This weekend on the Mall in Washington, a bunch of atheists tens of thousands, including me -- will get together just to be counted as not having a personal god. Why? Whether the pollsters bemoan it or celebrate it, the percentage of Americans who are losing their religion is rising. And in a presidential election year, candidates need to take note. Two of those remaining, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, still give lip service to being religious -- even if many on either side of religion don't believe them or want to claim them. (Why would this be the...
  • Boykin bounced: Fort Riley cancels Delta Force hero's prayer breakfast speech

    06/02/2016 3:46:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 2, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    A Kansas military base abruptly canceled an upcoming prayer breakfast that featured retired Lt. General Jerry Boykin after complaints were lodged that Boykin is anti-Muslim and anti-gay. Military Religious Freedom Foundation founder Mikey Weinstein told Army Times that Boykins invitation had caused great angst among soldiers at Fort Riley leading some to break down in tears. I have clients of ours weeping on the phone about this, he said. Weeping? Oh, please. I sincerely doubt that America can expect to win wars if the people who are tasked to do so are frightened by an old retired general with...
  • The Jihad on Christian Church Tents

    05/25/2016 4:54:55 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 5-25-16 | Raymond Ibrahim
    The Jihad on Christian Church Tents Its not enough to ban, bomb, and burn church buildings. May 25, 2016 Raymond Ibrahim Note: Raymond Ibrahim was interviewed about this article on Ave Maria Radios Kresta in the Afternoon.Originally published by theGatestone Institute.Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.A Christian church in Egypt was recentlytorched to the ground. According to astatement by the Coptic Christian diocese in Minya, Upper Egypt: The Virgin Mary Church in Ismailiyah, which is about four miles north of Minya, was exposed to an attack by some extremists who set fire...
  • Why they hate Christianity.

    05/20/2016 10:14:54 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 10 replies
    This is an excerpt from Francis Schaeffer's How Should We Then Live? Published in 1976, Schaeffer draws parallels between ancient Rome's hatred of Christianity and what we're seeing in modern times. No totalitarian authority nor authoritarian state can tolerate those who have an absolute by which to judge that state and its actions. The Christians had that absolute in God's revelation. Because the Christians had an absolute, universal standard by which to judge not only personal morals but the state, they were counted as enemies of totalitarian Rome and were thrown to the beasts. Amazing the number of similarities between...
  • INTERVIEW Pope Francis (Breeding With Muslims Will Save Europe)

    05/19/2016 4:32:16 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 61 replies
    La Croix ^ | 5-17-2016 | Guillaume Goubert
    Coming back to the migrant issue, the worst form of welcome is to ghettoizethem. On the contrary, its necessary to integrate them. . This integration is all the more necessary today since, as a result of a selfish search for well-being, Europe is experiencing the grave problem of a declining birth rate.
  • Huffington Post: Jesus Was First Transgender Man

    05/21/2016 10:51:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 19, 2016 | 3:21 PM EDT | Maggie McKneely
    The Huffington Post has uncovered a fact that thousands of Biblical scholars and theologians have missed: Jesus was the first transgender man. To HuffPo writer Suzanne Dewitt Hall, the current flap in conservative Christian circles about bathroom access is a bit baffling. She claims that God created transgenders in Genesis, after all. [] The Holy Spirit comes upon the second Eve, and the child takes flesh from her and is born with XX chromosome pairing. Born genetically female, and yet trans-formed into man.
  • Why Turkey's Historic Churches Are Being Turned Into Mosques

    05/09/2016 6:13:49 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Clarion Project ^ | May 9, 2016 | Uzay Bulut
    Christians in Turkey have become a tiny minority. The few remaining Christian churches in Anatolia are also on the path to total annihilation. Christians in Turkey have throughout the centuries -- been turned into a tiny, dwindling minority. The remaining few Christian churches in Anatolia are also on the path to total annihilation. Hagia Sophia in Trabzon: Church-mosque-museum and now mosque again. The Hagia Sophia, Greek for Holy Wisdom, was one of the many historic Orthodox churches located in the city of Trabzon. ... The city of Trabzon .. is located in the ancient land of Pontos, in the...
  • Defying church ban, dozens of Methodist clergy come out as gay and lesbian

    05/09/2016 3:59:08 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/9/2016 | Daniel Burke
    Dozens of United Methodist clergy members came out as lesbian, gay or bisexual on Monday, defying their church's ban on "self-avowed practicing homosexuals" serving in ministry and essentially daring their supervisors to discipline them. In a public letter posted online, 111 pastors, deacons, elders and candidates for ministry said church rules require "that we not bring our full selves to ministry, that we hide from view our sexual orientations and gender identities." "While some of us have been lucky to serve in places where we could serve honestly and openly, there are others in places far more hostile, who continue...
  • Hillary Clinton Wants Christians to Give Up on Bible Beliefs

    05/04/2016 12:12:57 AM PDT · by Lera · 111 replies
    Charizma News ^ | 4/28/2015 | Ron Cantor
    Hillary Clinton claims to be Christian. Barack Obama claims to be a Christian. And I am claiming to be a brain surgeon! Any takers? You see just saying, "I am a brain surgeon," doesn't mean I can perform brain surgery. I would need to back it up with a diploma and years of training. In the same way, no American will get elected president claiming, "The Bible is outdated, it's just a bunch of stories. I am a humanistic socialist at heart!" Sure the left will have no problem with that, but you can't win without independents. So the candidates...
  • Education Dept encourages Islam in classroom to stop bullying of Muslims

    04/28/2016 12:35:57 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 27 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | APRIL 27, 2016 | ROBERT SPENCER
    Isnt this unconstitutional? Wasnt there a decades-long struggle to get Christianity out of public school classrooms? Now what had been accepted norms for the separation of religion from public school education are out the window. This initiative to introduce Islam into classroom teaching is based on spurious claims that Muslim students are bullied, when actual FBI statistics show that incidents against Jews are far more common. Department Of Education Encourages Islam In Classrooms To Stop Muslim Bullying, by Diane Palmer, Parent Herald, April 27, 2016 The U.S. Department of Education calls educators to include Islam in the curriculum to address...
  • How Islam Erased Christianity from History

    04/25/2016 5:32:50 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/25/16 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Christianity is demonized and its history distorted by its usurping enemies: in the West, by a host of "isms"--including leftism, moral relativism, and multiculturalism--and in the Middle East, by Islam While Christianity continues to be physically erased from the Middle East, lesser known is that its historical role and presence is also being expunged from memory. Last month a video emerged showing Islamic State members tossing hundreds of Christian textbooks, many of them emblazoned with crosses, into a large bonfire. As one report put it, ISIS was burning Christian textbooks in an attempt to erase all traces of Christianity from...
  • China's Xi warns against religious infiltration from abroad

    04/25/2016 1:39:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 24, 2016 11:10 PM EDT
    Chinese President Xi Jinping says that China must be on guard against nefarious religious influences from abroad. His comments over the weekend follow a tightening of religious space that has seen bans on the wearing of veils and beards in the predominantly Muslim region of Xinjiang and the removal of church crosses in eastern China. We must resolutely guard against overseas infiltrations via religious means and prevent ideological infringement by extremists, Xi said at a Beijing conference on religions attended by top leaders, according to the official Xinhua News Agency.
  • Christian Conservative speaks out against Ted Cruz

    04/24/2016 7:04:13 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 103 replies
    Melanie M wrote: I am a Christian Conservative and have very strong opinions of political stances. The republican party is not an entity it is people, no people no party so they better get their crap together. Christian is not what you do it is who you are and though we may disagree on scripture, doctrine or interpretation no one has the right to question another persons salvation experience or their Christianity. I find Ted Cruz dishonest and manipulative in this race. His Christian roots untraceable and his rhetoric unstable. Donald Trump may not always meet the mark as politically...
  • Pope Francis Abandons Christian Syrian Refugees, Takes Only Muslims To Vatican Instead

    04/24/2016 10:36:52 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 43 replies
    Now The End Begins ^ | April 23, 2016 | Geoffrey Grider
    POPE FRANCIS ABANDONS CHRISTIAN SYRIAN REFUGEES, TAKES ONLY MUSLIMS TO VATICAN INSTEAD Spokesman Massimiliano Signifredi called the incident 'regrettable' - adding: 'The problem here is the three Syrians arrived after the March 20 deadline. They arrived just after the agreement between the European Union and Turkey. Mr Signifredi said: 'Our staff went to Lesbos and spoke with the people who were selected. But everything was decided by the Vatican. CHRISTIAN BROTHER AND SISTER REFUGEES FROM SYRIA SAY THEY HAVE BEEN LET DOWN BY POPE FRANCIS AFTER HE LEFT THEM BEHIND IN A LESBOS REFUGEE CAMP DESPITE PROMISES THEY WOULD BE...
  • WHY TURKEY'S SEIZURE OF CHURCHES IS DEEPLY TROUBLING

    04/20/2016 4:59:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 19, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    You don't need to have "Istanbul, Not Constantinople" memorized to know that Turkey is a Muslim country built by Muslim colonists and settlers on the back of a Christian civilization. Some of its mosques used to be churches. And quite a few Muslims in Turkey would like to turn all the remaining churches into mosques ... Unlike the state-funded mosques, Turkeys ancient church buildings some of which pre-date Islam have been managed, historically, by church foundations. ... While Obama welcomes Erdogan's megamosque in America, Christians have trouble with churches in Turkey. But Obama instead lobbies Greece to make...
  • Concern over requirement to study Koran as part of Leaving Cert Arabic exam [Ireland]

    04/20/2016 5:39:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Irish Times ^ | Tue, Apr 19, 2016, 09:15 | Carl OBrien, Brian Mooney
    A requirement that all students who sit the Arabic exam in the Leaving Cert must study the Koran is to be reviewed by education authorities. Ever since the subject was introduced to the Leaving Cert in 2004, extracts from the Holy Koran have been prescribed material for all candidates. However, a Syrian father whose Christian daughter is due to sit the exam says the requirement is unfair for students and discriminatory. She, as a Christian, has never studied the Koran, said Marwan, who asked that his surname not be used. I am very distressed that having arrived in Ireland and...
  • Study: Public School Textbooks in Pakistan Teach Intolerance of Non-Muslims

    04/14/2016 9:00:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 14, 2016 | 3:00 PM EDT | Lauretta Brown
    A new study released Tuesday found that Pakistans public school textbooks negatively portray the countrys religious minorities, including Hindus, Christians and Ahmadis, as untrustworthy, religiously inferior, and ideologically scheming. [] The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) sponsored the study, which was conducted by the Pakistan-based NGO Peace and Education Foundation (PEF). The study found 70 new instances of bias in addition to finding that some problematic content found in a 2011 study conducted by USCIRF had remained and even been expanded upon. Pakistans public school textbooks contain deeply troubling content that portrays non-Muslim citizens as outsiders, unpatriotic, and...
  • Horror as China tears down thousands of crucifixes in crude bid to eradicate Christianity

    04/09/2016 7:52:21 AM PDT · by kevcol · 29 replies
    Express-UK ^ | April 8, 2016 | Lizzie Stromme
    CHRISTIAN communities in China have been left horrified after the government started tearing down thousands of crucifixes in a crude bid to eradicate the faith in the country. More than two thousand crosses have now been forcefully removed from churches as part of a government campaign to regulate "excessive religious sites". ... Several members of the public have since been arrested for attempting to halt the government's crude attempt to suppress the Christian faith. Among the arrested was prominent human rights lawyer Zhang Kai, who was detained after he mounted a legal campaign to challenge the removal of the crosses....
  • The Theology of Ted Cruz: Questions raised by the candidates God-and-country vision

    04/02/2016 3:41:01 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 81 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | APRIL 1, 2016 | John Fea
    On the Sunday morning before this years South Carolina primary, Dr. Carl Broggi, the pastor of Community Bible Church in Beaufort, turned over his pulpitemblazoned with the Protestant watchword sola scriptura, to GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz. I am not sure if it is fair to call Cruzs speech that morning a sermon. The candidate did not open up a biblical text and carefully explain its meaning in the way that I am sure Dr. Broggi had been trained to do at Dallas Theological Seminary and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Cruz did mention a few verses from the Bible during...
  • Five Sure Signs That America Has Gone Mad

    03/31/2016 12:13:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/31/2016 | Michael Brown
    If you needed proof that America has lost it corporate mind, here are 5 compelling examples. 1. In New York City, Cooper Union College has decided to remove all “gender markings” from its bathrooms. As reported by The Guardian, “Last fall, the oldest building on the Cooper Union campus underwent a sudden renovation. A group of students, agitating for their transgender classmates, stripped the words ‘men’ and ‘women’ off the doors of the Foundation Building’s restrooms.” But rather than discipline the unruly students, “the Cooper Union administration this month moved to remove the gender designations from all the bathrooms on...
  • Michelle Malkin Blasts Drudge Over Disgusting anti-Christian Headline

    03/13/2016 5:13:13 PM PDT · by MLL · 135 replies
    RedState ^ | 03/13/2016 | Caleb Howe
    The Drudge Report took up a leftie talking point against Ted Cruz this weekend in a HUGE HEADLINE that just happens to bash the common and meaningful practice of Christianity, and Michelle Malkin lets him have it. Calmly and with dignity, Malkin takes this smear apart.
  • Don't Let Trump's Antics Distract You From Cruz's Unwavering Extremist Agenda

    03/07/2016 4:45:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Esquire ^ | March 6, 2016 | Charles P. Pierce
    One is theater. The other is terrifyingly real.​ FLINT, MICHIGAN--This is something that He, Trump said on Saturday night. I mention it because I think it marks a severe downturn in He, Trump's campaign. He prospered as a vulgar talking yam. Then, he became the most boring person on earth--the endless bore in the clubhouse bar who talks you through his entire round. "I hit a ball 280 yards. Stand up! Do I hit good? Do I hit it long? Is Trump strong? I simply held up the hands. They're fairly large, actually." First of all, I don't believe He,...
  • Just 3 of 478 Syrian Refugees Admitted to U.S. Since San Bernardino Are Christian

    02/29/2016 5:38:24 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 9 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | February 29
    The United States has admitted 478 Syrian refugees since the Islamic terrorist attack in San Bernardino on December 2. Just three of the newly admitted Syrian refugees are Christians. According to the State Departments Refugee Processing Center, since December 2 the Obama administration has admitted one Syrian refugee identified as a Christian, one identified as a Greek Orthodox, and one identified as Orthodox. Another 461 Syrian refugees admitted in that timeframe were Moslem Suni, three were Moslem Shiite, ten were Moslem, and one identified as other religion. The Obama administration has said it wants to resettle at least 10,000 Syrian...
  • Why we can now declare the end of ‘Christian America’

    02/25/2016 1:02:30 PM PST · by detective · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 25, 2016 | Norman Wirzba
    Political elections are as much about those doing the electing as it is about those eventually elected. If each vote represents what a voter believes and hopes for, then the person elected is really a magnification of the desires voters happen to have. This is why national elections are so fascinating. Every four years, Americans collectively paint and present to the world a picture that communicates their aspirations and fears. It is a picture that enables us to see the character of a nation.
  • Christians “Should be Eradicated”: Researchers Document Anti-Christian Agenda Among Elite

    02/10/2016 6:53:33 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 27 replies
    The New American ^ | 2/4/2016 | Selwyn Duke
    A student is punished for refusing to "stomp on Jesus," a Christian baker faces a year in jail for refusing to cater faux marriages, two men are arrested for reading the Bible aloud near a government building, a school "purges" Christian works from its library. Critics asserting the existence of an institutional anti-Christian bias, and a resultant war on the faith, have often been labeled paranoid. But now two University of North Texas sociologists have produced research showing that just such an agenda exists — among America’s most powerful people. Professors George Yancey and David Williamson shared their findings in...
  • Tenn. Parents Combat 'Islamic Indoctrination' of Students

    01/30/2016 2:17:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    MRC TV ^ | January 28, 2016 12:56pm ET | Nick Kangadis
    Last month, a town hall was held in Brentwood, Tenn., to discuss Islam in schools. The crowded town hall was filled with concerned parents questioning the motives of the seventh grade textbook in question. Complaints ranged from the textbook's clear bias toward Islam to possible "indoctrination" of the impressionable minds of young students. Some parents also complained about "supplementary" material supplied by the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). [...] On Jan. 20, Tennessee state legislators Rep. Matthew Hill (R-Jonesborough), Rep. Timothy Hill (R-Blountville) and Rep. Micah Van Huss (R-Johnson City) introduced legislation "to officially stop Islamic religious indoctrination in Tennessee...
  • Lawsuit: Public school forced my child to convert to Islam

    01/30/2016 4:17:34 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/30/16 | Todd Starnes
    A public high school has been accused of radical Islamic indoctrination by forcing children to profess the Muslim statement of faith, ordering them to memorize the Five Pillars of Islam and teaching that the faith of a Muslim is stronger than the average Christian, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday. Thomas More Law Center filed the lawsuit on behalf of John and Melissa Wood. They accuse La Plata High School in Maryland of subjecting their teenage daughter to Islamic indoctrination and propaganda. And when Mr. Wood complained – the school banned him from campus. Defendants forced Wood’s daughter to...
  • Satanic group set to lead Phoenix City Council in prayer

    01/30/2016 9:01:44 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | January 29, 2016
    A Satanic group is set to deliver an opening prayer at an upcoming meeting of the Phoenix City Council, sparking controversy. The local Satanic Temple will deliver the invocation at the Council’s Feb. 17 meeting after winning approval -- and at least one Councilman is calling that a joke, Fox 10 reported Thursday. "Well it's definitely going to be making a mockery of everything, they want to mock the City of Phoenix, the taxpayers, and the people who want to take this stuff seriously," the councilman Sal DiCiccio told that station.
  • High School punishes Christian student for refusing to profess faith in Islam [1 John 2]

    01/30/2016 9:53:05 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 24 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 1/30/2016 | Shoebat Foundation
    A public high school has been accused of radical Islamic indoctrination by forcing non-Muslim children to profess the Muslim statement of faith (the same statement used to convert people to Islam), ordering them to memorize the Five Pillars of Islam and teaching that the faith of a Muslim is stronger than the average Christian, according to a federal lawsuit just filed. A Maryland high school punished a student for refusing to profess faith in Islam, gave her failing grades for a series of assignments that violated her Christian beliefs then threatened her father with arrest for complaining, a federal lawsuit...
  • Getting Away with Donald Trump's Anti-Christian Spokeswoman

    Donald Trump's refusal to debate in Iowa is being diagnosed as just part of some radical-new-political strategy based on proving Trump can do whatever he wants without losing supporters. However, Barack Obama already proved this is possible in 2008. Many Americans refused to believe their lying eyes when it came to Obama's alarming relationship with Jeremiah "God-Damn-America" Wright. In fact, Donald Trump's campaign spokeswoman, Katrina Pierson, is one of those Americans. Today, Ms. Pierson is not Jeremiah Wright reincarnated, but she should definitely be more of an issue than Trump's decision to skip the debate in Iowa. The Daily Caller...
  • Court weighs practice of Christian prayers at meetings (Rowan County NC)

    01/27/2016 12:34:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 27, 2016 3:09 PM EST | Alanna Durkin Richer
    A federal appeals court wrestled on Wednesday with whether local government leaders in North Carolina are violating the Constitution by holding exclusively Christian prayers at their meetings - the first time a court at that level has addressed the issue since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a town government's favor in a similar case in 2014. An attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union urged a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold the lower court's ruling that the Rowan County Commissioner's practice of opening their meetings with prayers that almost always referred to...
  • NY Court: Farmers to Be Re-Educated, Pay Fines for Not Hosting Homosexual Wedding

    01/26/2016 3:49:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 43 replies
    cns news ^ | 1/26/16 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – A couple who hosts occasional wedding ceremonies on their New York farm have lost an appeal to overturn the $13,000 in fines levied against them by the state’s human rights agency, which ruled that their refusal to host a wedding for two women was discriminatory. On Jan. 14, the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department, upheld the agency’s order and the fines, a decision the Alliance Defending Freedom - which represented Robert and Cynthia Gifford - said amounted to confirming, “that the government can punish the Giffords for declining to coordinate a ceremony that conflicts with...
  • Syrian Refugees Admitted Since Paris Attack: 1 Christian, 482 Muslims; 0.2% Christian (to US)

    01/18/2016 7:31:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 18, 2016 | 5:12 PM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    The United States has approved the settlement of 483 Syrian refugees since the Paris terror attacks last November heightened concerns about potential security risks in the refugee admission program--and only one of them (0.2 percent) is a Christian. One-quarter of the 483 Syrian refugees admitted into the United States since Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL) terrorists attacked the French capital on November 13--125 of them--are men between the ages of 14 and 50. The sole Christian among the 483 is identified in State Department Refugee Processing Center data as an adherent of the Greek Orthodox Church. ...
  • Gay8 Festival to Debut on Little Havana’s Historic Calle Ocho

    01/13/2016 8:56:30 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 11/13/15
    Miami's top local bands, businesses, community leaders, and the community at large will come together on January 17, 2016 for the first annual Gay8 Festival. Gay8 (GayOcho!) is the first Latino LGBT art, music and food street festival in Miami's historic Little Havana, and will feature some of Miami's most celebrated musical talent - bands like Palo, Suenalo, Picadillo, and the Spam Allstars. "For the first time the LGBTA community is honored to host a community festival meant to open doors and connect people who traditionally don't connect" said organizer Damian Pardo. "We hope Gay8 will come to represent a...
  • Public College Professor: Terrorists Are 90% White Christian Conservatives [VIDEO]

    01/13/2016 12:00:50 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | January 12, 2016 | Blake Neff
    A newly-released video shows a professor at the University of California, Merced (UC-Merced) teaching his students that 90 percent of terrorist attacks in America are conducted by white men who are "religiously motivated and politically conservative." WATCHThe video, recorded in October, was released by The College Fix. It shows professor Ross Avila lecturing his "Introduction to Psychology" class on the topic of heuristics, mental shortcuts people use when trying to assess information or solve problems. To illustrate his point, Avila said that most Americans assume Muslims are the country's largest terror threat because they haven't thought about the matter systematically....
  • Australian church: Jesus wasn't Palestinian

    12/28/2015 9:57:56 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    INN ^ | 12/28/2015, 7:06 PM | Gil Ronen
    Jesus was not Palestinian, the Uniting Church of Australia said after an umbrella Jewish group objected to a news story that called Palestinians "the living descendants of Christ." The saga began when two Palestinian Arab members of the Australia Palestine Advocacy Network, which has links with the Uniting Church of Australia, wrote a story that appeared last Tuesday in the leftist political publication New Matilda.The article, which was penned by Samah Sabawi and Bassam Dally, stated: "An official delegation representing our country in Israel has added fuel to the flames of extremism abroad by applauding proven human rights violators and...
  • Police: Baby Jesus Statues Reported Missing From 5 NJ Churches

    12/28/2015 7:39:56 AM PST · by traumer · 15 replies
    CLIFTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Police in New Jersey are searching for suspects who stole a baby Jesus statue from a church nativity scene. The statue disappeared from outside St. Clare’s church in Clifton sometime between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. on Saturday night into Sunday morning, CBS2 reported. The church said it has asked parishioners to post pictures of the nativity scene on social media to help police in the search. In Newark, a spokesman for Newark’s Archbishop John J. Myers confirmed there have been four other burglaries from local parishes, CBS2 reported. It is unclear whether these burglaries are...
  • The Religious Right Is Right to Be Scared: Christianity Is Dying in America (Barf alert)

    12/27/2015 9:00:02 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 75 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 26 Dec 15 | Jay Michaelson - LGBT Activist
    <p>Among the Christian Right, and most Republican presidential candidates, it’s now an article of faith that the United States is persecuting Christians and Christian-owned businesses—that religion itself is under attack.</p> <p>Why has this bizarre myth that Christianity is under assault in the most religious developed country on Earth been so successful? Because, in a way, it’s true. American Christianity is in decline—not because of a “war on faith” but because of a host of demographic and social trends. The gays and liberals are just scapegoats.</p>
  • King: Jesus depictions today further promote a white supremacist agenda

    To be clear, Christmas in the United States, despite the name, has very little to do with Jesus Christ and everything to do with consumerism and gift giving. However, side by side with Easter, it’s also the time when we are most likely to see depictions of Jesus used as tools of white supremacy. In Atlanta, I see them everywhere I go. Jesus as a blond-haired, blue-eyed baby and his blue-eyed supermodel mother are ubiquitous and done without even a slight hint of humor. It's preposterous. It would truly be no different from depicting Christopher Columbus as a dark-skinned African...
  • Brazil’s Mackenzie Presbyterian University and Its Marxist Professor

    12/23/2015 3:06:48 PM PST · by juliosevero · 2 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Brazil's Mackenzie Presbyterian University and Its Marxist Professor By Julio Severo It is an indisputable fact that secular universities are filled with Marxist professors. The evident result is that journalists and economists come out from these universities regurgitating Karl Marx. Osvaldo Coggiola How to have journalism and economy classes without defiling yourself with Marxism at secular and public universities? The apparently obvious answer for Brazilian evangelicals is: have such classes at the Mackenzie Presbyterian University (MPU) in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Supposedly, a Protestant university would never have a Marxist professor. Just supposedly, because actually MPU has Professor Osvaldo Coggiola,...
  • White House Inadvertently Admits That a Child Is a Child 'Even Before Birth'

    12/23/2015 5:57:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2015 | Terry Jeffrey
    The Executive Office of the President of the United States -- aka Barack Obama -- released a document in the days leading up to Christmas that proves once again that reality conspires against even the most careful liars. The White House intended the document in question -- dryly titled "Long-Term Benefits of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program" -- to build the case for expanding the value and availability of food stamps. What the document demonstrates is that even the Obama White House knows that an unborn child is a child. During his political career, Obama has made great exertions to...
  • More than 50 million Americans have not even STARTED their Christmas shopping yet and...

    12/20/2015 4:45:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 56 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/20/15
    More than 50 million Americans have not even STARTED their Christmas shopping yet and nearly half the country hasn't finished Despite early retailer promotions meant to entice shoppers, 54 million Americans or or 17 percent have not started holiday shopping about a week before Christmas - one percentage point less than last year, a recent poll found. The Reuters/Ipsos poll, conducted between December 14 to 18, also found that less than a third of shoppers had completely finished their shopping. The pace of sales is crucial to retailers who receive a substantial portion of business during November and December.
  • 'I'm a Christian and I Love the Qur'an': Admirable, or Contradictory?

    12/20/2015 9:23:36 AM PST · by SZonian · 66 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 18 December, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    The above photo was apparently taken at a recent demonstration in Washington, D.C. The young lady holding the sign is Jordan Denari, and she works at the anti-Islamophobia Bridge Initiative, which is housed at Georgetown University's Saudi-funded Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding. "I'm a Christian and I Love Muslims"? Absolutely. However, love for Muslims represents a far different sentiment than love for the Qur'an. Denari presumably believes that Jesus is the Son of God, the Second Person of the Trinity, who was crucified and rose from the dead for the salvation of the human race. Yet she...
  • ‘I Didn’t Look and I Didn’t Care’: Satanic Temple Leader Blogs Her Thanksgiving Day Abortion

    12/16/2015 5:48:26 PM PST · by Morgana · 26 replies
    christanitytoday.com ^ | December 16, 2015 | Heather Clark
    DETROIT, Mich. — The leader of the Detroit chapter of the Satanic Temple recently blogged about her medical abortion, which she carried out on Thanksgiving Day. “I had a Thanksgiving abortion,” wrote Jex Blackmore on her blog “UnMother.” “This was good because I don’t care much for the holiday and was provided ample time off from life to recover.” Blackmore began blogging in mid-November, stating that she didn’t believe it was the “right time” to have a child. “The pro-creator of this little lump lives in the middle of the desert 1,700 miles away from here, and I am one...
  • American Professor Instructs Students That It’s Ok To Rape and Murder Non-Muslims

    Meet Abu Ammaar Yasir Kazi. He’s not some crazy Imam in the Middle East. He’s a college professor at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, who was described by New York Times Magazine as “one of the most influential conservative clerics in American Islam.” In lectures to students at this American college, he blasts those in his class as being filthy and impure. He then steps up his vitriolic diatribes, by tearing into Christians, where he compares them to feces and urine, saying they are the “most evil of evils.” He then instructs his students that they should engage in jihad...