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  • Why I can't send my kids to public school

    04/17/2014 1:44:49 PM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 8 replies
    The Thanks Project ^ | 04/17/2014 | Steve Berman
    I can't send my kids to public school.  This is a national shame. Both I and my wife are the products of public school.  I still remember a few of my high school teachers who encouraged me, and taught me more about life than just the curriculum in the classroom.  My kids won't be going to public school though. It's not about the teachers.  Most teachers work hard, care deeply about their students, and do their best to educate our kids.  By educate, I mean not just teach the material, but help our kids understand what learning is, and help...
  • Atheist Group Sets Up 'Jesus Is a Myth' Banner in Response to Easter Display at Wisconsin Capitol

    04/17/2014 7:43:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/17/2014 | Katherine Webber
    An atheist group is combatting a Christian Easter display at Wisconsin's Capitol building in Madison by setting up a sign that reads "Nobody died for our 'sins,' Jesus Christ is a myth." The Freedom From Religion Foundation says it rushed to get a permit for their display after seeing that the Concerned Women for America group was able to set up their own display at Wisconsin's Capitol building. The CWA group's display reportedly included a Christian cross and pro-life literature. The conservative women's group says on its website that it's dedicated to bringing "biblical principles into all levels of public...
  • Hundreds Protest Radical Bill for Abortions Up to Birth, Colorado Democrats Delay Vote

    04/16/2014 8:55:20 AM PDT · by don-o · 7 replies
    Life News ^ | April 16, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    Hundreds of pro-life people turned out for protests yesterday at the state capital in Denver, Colorado to oppose a radical pro-abortion bill that would allow abortions up to birth, declare abortion a fundamental right and prevent any pro-life legislation. With pro-abortion Democrats controlling the Colorado state legislature and the governor’s office, abortion activists are pushing what pro-life groups are calling the most radically pro-abortion legislation in the state’s history. While pro-life people rallied outside, Colorado Democrats were forced to delay the vote as one of their members of the state Senate was out ill. The Senate was scheduled to debate...
  • Church to Launch “Because of Him” Easter Initiative {mormons co-opt Easter}

    04/10/2014 2:17:13 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 51 replies
    LDS.org ^ | April 10, 2014 | Ryan Morgenegg
    Beginning Palm Sunday, April 13, 2014, and running through Easter, April 20, the Church is launching an Easter initiative called “Because of Him,” focusing on the hope, healing, and salvation made possible through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Elder David F. Evans, Executive Director of the Missionary Department, said, “As followers of Jesus Christ, we seek to do as He has instructed: ‘Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.’ The ‘Because of Him’ Easter initiative is part of an ongoing effort to follow the Savior’s admonition.” Using the Internet and social media, the Church...
  • [Hillary2016] Hillary Clinton praises Pussy Riot who desecrated Russian Orthodox cathedral

    04/10/2014 5:26:15 AM PDT · by topher · 12 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Wed Apr 09, 2014 14:23 EST | by Kirsten Andersen
    NEW YORK CITY, April 9, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Former Secretary of State and likely Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton posed for pictures Friday with members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot, just months after they were released from prison after storming the sanctuary of a Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Saviour to mock Christianity. “Great to meet the strong & brave young women from #PussyRiot,” Clinton stated in a post accompanying one such photo on microblogging site Twitter. She praised them for “refus[ing] to let their voices be silenced.”
  • The Core Mormon Teaching the LDS Church Didn’t Jettison

    04/07/2014 11:29:00 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 129 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | April 7, 2014 | Jay Michaelson
    While the church got headlines for dropping its much-mocked ‘Mormons get their own planets’ doctrine, it quietly reaffirmed a far more important, and more radical, tenet of the faith.The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently backpedaled on a key tenet of Mormon theology: that after death, righteous Mormons will become gods, with the capacity to create planets of their own. But while press coverage of the walk-back has focused on the “Mormons get their own planets” doctrine, already ridiculed on Broadway and TV, what’s remarkable is what the LDS church left in.Indeed, the church doubled down on the...
  • Mormon women look for entrance to priesthood

    04/05/2014 3:13:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/5/2014 | Jennifer Dobner
    A group of 500 Mormon women who want ecclesiastical equality with men are expected to seek admittance to a male-only session of the faith's spring conference on Saturday, as they promote the ordination of women into the lay priesthood of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Adorned in purple, members of Ordain Women plan to march from a park to the Salt Lake Tabernacle on Temple Square, the heart of a four-block campus that is the church's global home. They will stand in line for seats to the evening priesthood meeting at a semi-annual two-day conference, after last...
  • Christians form human shield around church in 'China's Jerusalem' after demolition threat

    04/04/2014 2:42:33 PM PDT · by don-o · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | April 4, 2014 | Tom Phillips
    Thousands of Chinese Christians have mounted an extraordinary, round-the-clock defence of a church in a city known as the 'Jerusalem of the East' after Communist Party officials threatened to bulldoze their place of worship. In an episode that underlines the fierce and long-standing friction between China's officially atheist Communist Party and its rapidly growing Christian congregation, Bible-carrying believers this week flocked to the Sanjiang church in Wenzhou hoping to protect it from the bulldozers. Their 24-hour guard began earlier this week when a demolition notice was plastered onto the newly-constructed church which worshippers say cost around 30 million yuan (Ł2.91...
  • This Nasty Comic Strip on Religious Freedom (that) Ran in the NY Times

    04/01/2014 11:47:24 AM PDT · by NYer · 53 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | March 31, 2014 | Matthew Archbold
    So it would seem the New York Times believes that if you want to make a living you must give up your constitutionally protected rights. I guess because money is dirty and so are those evil Christians...or something. Click image to enlarge it.
  • Gay activists hurl feces at German parents protesting pro-gay school curriculum: report

    03/29/2014 5:15:43 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 75 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 3-28-14 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    As parents in Germany have protested a new pro-homosexual “sexual diversity” curriculum in their schools, homosexual activists have attacked them by hurling feces and destroying their property, according to the Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians, which documents anti-Christian incidents in Europe. "Protesters were physically attacked and it was felt that the police failed to protect the parents’ basic right of assembly," said a statement from the Observatory describing incidents at recent rallies in Baden-Württemberg and Cologne. According to eyewitnesses, says the Observatory, "Christian parents were shouted at with obscenities.” "They were spit at, eggs were thrown, and little...
  • A New Breed of Breeder (Slouching Towards Gaytheism: Christianity and Queer Survival in America)

    03/28/2014 2:17:56 PM PDT · by mojito · 38 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | 3/28/14 | Christopher Hart
    W. C. Harris is a radical gay activist and Professor of Queer Studies and Early American Literature. He says that homosexuals are still cruelly oppressed in America, even though some of them may end up with very comfortable jobs as university professors.... He is particularly angry with the Christian right for oppressing him.... So he would like to abolish Christianity altogether....and replace it with that he wittily calls “Gaytheism,” i.e., homosexual atheism. Unlike beastly old Christianity, this new religion will meet our spiritual needs with “new forms of community that do not harass and malign gay and lesbian Americans or...
  • Feminist “Comedian:” I’d Personally Like to Castrate Every Male Conservative Christian

    03/27/2014 8:41:20 AM PDT · by Morgana · 86 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Tim Grahm
    WARNING: Graphic language… Joe Newby at The Washington Examiner has found a real doozy of a “comedian.” Her name is Laura Levites – with obviously no connection to the priests of the Old Testament. (She’s an atheist with a fondness for Ricky Gervais.) “I would personally like to castrate every Male Conservative Christian so that they have NO reproductive rights,” she wrote on Twitter, using the hashtag “#HobbyLobby.” She certainly knows how to draw attention to herself. Newby said that’s not all. She also expressed her hatred of Christians in a tweet calling conservative Christians “scumbags,” claiming they are “really...
  • Jimmy Carter: Religion Causes Unequal Pay Between Sexes

    03/25/2014 2:18:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 24 Mar 2014 10:03 PM | Jason Devaney
    Former President Jimmy Carter says the Bible is to blame for women’s making less money than men in the workplace. […] “That is really derived, I would say, indirectly from the fact that religious leaders say that women are inferior in the eyes of God, which is a false interpretation of the Holy Scriptures.” […] “It is disturbing to realize that women are treated most equally in some countries that are atheistic or where governments are strictly separated from religion,” he said. …
  • Two Canadians killed in Kabul hotel attack

    03/22/2014 5:55:41 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 1 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | March 21, 2014 | Bill Kaufmann
    CALGARY — The Calgary woman who was killed by Taliban gunmen in a luxury hotel in Kabul Thursday was devoted to peace and wasn't afraid, her grieving brother said Friday. Zeenab Kassam, 57, one of two Canadians killed in the attack, had been teaching English to girls and boys as an aid group volunteer in Afghanistan's capital city for the past year and a half and didn't express fear, Karim-Aly Kassam said. "This is not about the Afghan people, this is about a small, extreme minority of very dangerous people who've found a home in Afghanistan," Kassam said. "She was...
  • Soldiers fire on Central African Republic crowd [UN Peacekeepers]

    03/21/2014 2:53:23 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Friday, March 21, 1:25 PM | AP
    BANGUI, Central African Republic — Peacekeepers in Central African Republic opened fire on a crowd in the capital on Friday to disrupt anti-Muslim violence, injuring six people including four who were under 16, witnesses and officials said. The incident began when a Muslim man tried to carry out a transaction at a bank but was attacked by an angry mob. ... On Thursday, Navi Pillay, the U.N.’s top human rights official, warned Thursday that hatred between Muslim and Christian communities in Central African Republic was “at a terrifying level” and that the country remained in a state of near-anarchy, meaning...
  • Fred Phelps, former head of Westboro Baptist Church, died, family member says

    03/20/2014 9:01:36 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 158 replies
    WIBW ^ | Mar 20, 2014
    Fred Phelps Sr., the former head of the Westboro Baptist Church, died late Wednesday night, according to a family member. Phelps' son, Timothy told 13 News that his father died just before midnight. Timothy Pheps works at the Shawnee Co. Jail. Ironically, another son who is a member of the church, attorney Jonathan Phelps told us Thursday morning, "Pastor Phelps is doing just fine." That, of course, could have been a spiritual reference. Over the weekend, we learned that Phelps was reportedly "on the edge of death." In a statement on his Facebook page, Nathan Phelps, who has been estranged...
  • U.S. Suspends Diplomatic Relations with Syria

    03/18/2014 8:42:43 AM PDT · by mojito · 28 replies
    Time/AP ^ | 3/18/2014 | Lara Jakes
    WASHINGTON) — A senior State Department official says the Syrian government has been told it must immediately suspend its diplomatic and consular missions in the United States. The order Tuesday essentially shutters the Syrian embassy in Washington and its honorary consulates in Troy, Mich., and Houston, Texas, and forces all personnel who are not legal U.S. residents to leave the country.
  • Bill Maher Absolutely Trashes the Bible and ‘Psychotic Mass Murderer’ God

    03/15/2014 12:49:04 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 56 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11:22 pm, March 14th, 2014 | Andrew Kirell
    Maher began the monologue by declaring that America is “stupid” because 60 percent of the country reportedly believes the tale of Noah’s ark is literally true. He went on to slam the film Noah as “floating giraffe cr**,” but said it “must be doing something right” since it’s been condemned by both Muslims and Christians. And the fact that it might lose a lot of studio money, he joked, “may put it in hot water with the Jews too.”
  • AP, Dallas News, WashPo, etc., Lie About Ted Cruz’ Abortion Statement

    03/13/2014 1:28:50 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 13, 2014 | 14:13 | Katie Yoder
    You’d think conservatives Ted Cruz and Mike Lee are outspoken enough without liberal media sources having to lie about their words. But you’d be underestimating the unscrupulous partisanship of political “journalists." Case in point: the dishonest reporting of the comments from both GOP senators at the Susan B. Anthony Campaign for Life Summit in Washington, D.C. on March 12. An AP report appearing on The Dallas Morning News, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, U.S. News and World Report and several other organizations cherry-picked and twisted statements from Sen. Cruz (R-TX) and Sen. Lee (R-UT) from the pro-life event.  Here’s what Sen. Cruz actually said: (More after video.)...
  • Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey - The Review (Got History Wrong)

    03/11/2014 6:05:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Science 2.0 ^ | March 7, 2014 | Hank Campbell
    I missed the big Carl Sagan thing when it happened. I was in high school when Cosmos came out, we lived in the country and if you wanted to watch a different television network, you had to go up into the attic and turn a giant antenna with a pipe wrench. Sports and girls and D&D were more of a priority than television. .................................................... Then suddenly we get a claim that Giordano Bruno is responsible for the concept of the universe - because he read 'banned' books. Lucretious wasn't science - there was no scientific evidence for his claim that...
  • Cosmos with Neil deGrasse Tyson: Same Old Product, Bright New Packaging

    03/10/2014 6:58:19 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 84 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | March 10, 2014 | Casey Luskin
    Cosmos with Neil deGrasse Tyson: Same Old Product, Bright New Packaging If there was any doubt that the rebooted Cosmos series, which premiered last night, would be politically charged and have a materialistic ideological message, consider what viewers saw in its first sixty seconds. The opening featured President Obama giving a statement endorsing the series. That's not necessarily bad, except for what happened next. Immediately following President Obama's endorsement, the show replayed Carl Sagan's famous materialistic credo from the original Cosmos series that "The cosmos is all there is, or ever was, or ever will be." Does it violate the...
  • Gay hair stylist drops New Mexico governor as client because she opposes same-sex marriage

    03/03/2014 4:44:39 AM PST · by massmike · 73 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 03/03/2014 | RHEANA MURRAY
    New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez needs a new hairdresser — or a new stance on gay marriage. Martinez was recently dropped by her hair stylist, Antonio Darden, who is gay. Darden told a local news station that he cut the governor’s hair three times, but won’t do it again as long as she continues to oppose gay marriage. “The governor’s aides called not too long ago, wanting another appointment to come in,” he told KOB-TV. “Because of her stances and her views on this, I told her aides no. They called the next day, asking if I’d changed my mind...
  • Mormon Church’s human rights complaint rejected by European judges

    03/04/2014 10:46:18 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 628 replies
    Telegraph ^ | March 4, 2014 | Hayley Dixon
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, a religious organisation registered as a private unlimited company in the UK, was told in 2005 that it was not exempt from paying business tax on its temple in Preston, Lancashire. Because the public were not allowed access to the temple, which was reserved for the most devout Mormons, the High Court dismissed their appeal in July 2008. However, the church refused to accept the decision, claiming that it amounted to discrimination on religious grounds and taking their battle all the way to Strasbourg. Now the European Court of Human Rights has...
  • Goliath Studios Booted "Cinderella's" Song from Oscars

    03/02/2014 12:38:24 PM PST · by kathsua · 9 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | 03/02/14 | Reasonmclucus
    Those who watch the Oscars need to understand the song that receives the Oscar for best song may not deserve the honor. The Motion Picture Academy arbitrarily rescinded the nomination of the song "Alone Yet Not Alone" from the best song category. According to a review "ALONE YET NOT ALONE tells the inspiring story of Barbara and Regina Leininger and their journey of faith and survival during the French & Indian war in 1755. Captured by the Allegheny Indians in a raid on their home and transported over 300 miles of wilderness to Ohio, the sisters are sustained only by...
  • (Effin') Kerry to Uganda: Repeal anti-gay law — or else

    02/24/2014 4:02:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 92 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/24/14 | Julian Pecquet
    Secretary of State John Kerry demanded Monday that Uganda “repeal” its new anti-gay law and warned that the State Department has begun a “review” of U.S. assistance to the impoverished East African nation. “This is a tragic day for Uganda and for all who care about the cause of human rights,” Kerry said in a statement. “Ultimately, the only answer is repeal of this law.” President Yoweri Museveni signed into law on Monday legislation enacting tough prison sentences for homosexual acts, which were already illegal in Uganda. Kerry threatened to cut the more than $400 million the country receives in...
  • FDA Appears Set to Approve Creating Human Embryos With Three Parents

    02/21/2014 2:25:26 PM PST · by NYer · 25 replies
    Life News ^ | February 21, 2014 | Wesley J. Smith
    An experimental technique for creating embryos with three biological parents appears to be moving toward an okay from the FDA. Ostensibly to prevent mitochondrial disease, the experiment would use one genetically modified egg (with the nucleus from another egg), and sperm to create a new human life via IVF.Now, an FDA committee is holding hearings (on Feb 25-26) to determine whether to allow the technique to be used to bring babies to birth. From the Science story: In the United States, FDA has said it has the power to regulate any transfer of mitochondrial DNA in embryos, because it is...
  • The Muslims of the Central African Republic Face a Deadly Purge

    02/20/2014 6:20:19 AM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 77 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | Feb. 20, 2014 | Andrew Katz
    The anti-balaka have outgrown their name. These militias in the Central African Republic, once united under a moniker meaning “anti-machete” in the local Sango language, are exacting their own vicious revenge upon the mainly Muslim rebels who overthrew the government last March and waged months of terror against the Christian population. They are now accused of atrocities far worse than what first prompted them to take up arms. An Amnesty International report on Feb. 12 said attacks on Muslims in January by anti-balaka militias, made up of Christians and animists, had amounted to “ethnic cleansing.” Fatou Bensouda, chief prosecutor at...
  • D.C.-Area Bishop: No Gov’t Has Authority to Alter Design of Marriage

    02/20/2014 12:18:52 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 19, 2014 - 1:16 PM | Michael W. Chapman
    Because marriage between one man and one woman was established by nature itself, neither the government, the courts, nor the Democratic attorney general of Virginia have the “right or legitimate authority to alter the original design of marriage,” said the two Catholic bishops for Virginia, who added that the Catholic Church cannot violate its own teachings and “will continue to defend marriage as a union between a man and a woman.” Bishop Paul S. Loverde, head of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, for northern Virginia, and Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo, head of the Diocese of Richmond, made their statement on...
  • Explosion on tourist bus in Sinai kills four near Israeli border

    02/16/2014 9:36:39 PM PST · by VanShuyten · 6 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 2/16/2014 | Yaakov Lappin
    An explosion tore through a bus carrying South Korean Christian tourists from Sinai to the Israeli border on Sunday, killing four people and wounding around 15. Excerpt per Reuters
  • Gunman kills two in church off Russia's eastern coast - reports

    02/08/2014 11:08:58 PM PST · by bd476 · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | by Steve Gutterman | 8 February 2014
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - A gunman opened fire in a cathedral on the Russian island of Sakhalin, off the country's eastern coast, on Sunday, killing a nun and a churchgoer and wounding six other people, state-run news agency RIA reported.
  • Thomas S. Monson Court Summons

    02/04/2014 5:35:58 PM PST · by Not gonna take it anymore · 68 replies
    Mormonthink ^ | 2-4-14 | None listed
    Thomas Monson issued court summons to answer allegations of fraud - 2/4/14 The Prophet of the LDS Church, Thomas S. Monson has been ordered to attend court and face allegations of fraud. A court in London, England has issued Thomas Spencer Monson with 2 summons (see below) containing allegations of seven offences in contravention of Section 1 Fraud Act 2006. Mr. Monson is required to attend the court, Westminster Magistrates’ Court, on 14th March 2014. The court will then almost certainly refer the case to Southwark Crown Court for further proceedings. Failure of Mr. Monson to attend the Court on...
  • Dem senators intervene in Hobby Lobby case, urge justices to deny ObamaCare exemption

    01/28/2014 9:30:08 AM PST · by ColdOne · 65 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 1/28/14 | AP/foxnews
    arguing that "secular" businesses should not be exempt from the mandate. The 19 senators planned to file a brief before the court, which is still weeks away from considering the closely watched case. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., who planned to make her case on the Senate floor, adamantly defended the Obama administration's side. "What's at stake in this case before the Supreme Court is whether a CEO's personal beliefs can trump a woman's right to access free or low-cost contraception under the Affordable Care Act," she said in prepared remarks.
  • Al Gore once again suggests ‘fertility management’ to fight global warming

    01/28/2014 4:53:44 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 27, 2014 | Michael Bastasch
    Former Vice President Al Gore raised eyebrows last week when he suggested that “fertility management” was the key to fighting global warming and promoting economic development in poor countries. Gore’s comments drew criticism from free-marketeers who said his remarks amount to “eco-imperialism.” “Gore’s agenda for saving the world from global warming has always included population control,” Myron Ebell, director of global warming and international environmental policy at the free-market Competitive Enterprise Institute, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “Advocating population control specifically for Africa is just another form of imperialism. Gore’s eco-imperialism is uncomfortably close to the original racist goals...
  • Obama Calls on Nation to Recommit to Abortion

    01/23/2014 2:16:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 27, 2014 | sarahjeanseman
    resident Obama reflected on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade by encouraging Americans to recommit to the “guiding principles” of the 1973 Supreme Court decision. According to Obama: Every woman should be able to make her own choices about her body and her health. We reaffirm our steadfast commitment to protecting a woman’s access to safe, affordable health care and her constitutional right to privacy, including the right to reproductive freedom. And we resolve to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies, support maternal and child health, and continue to build safe and healthy communities for all our children. Because this...
  • Finally a Hollywood Movie Depicts a Terrorist Sleeper Cell in Dearborn… in a Russian Church

    01/23/2014 10:11:28 AM PST · by kronos77 · 29 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | January 20, 2014 by Daniel Greenfield
    Russian Christian terrorists are apparently a major threat to America. If I didn’t know better, I would think that Hollywood had some kind of left-wing agenda. But instead Hollywood is just depicting real life. Like its attempt to make a Jack Ryan movie not based on a Tom Clancy movie, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (currently at no. 4 after Ride Along, Lone Survivor and The Nut Job) which depicts the reality of terrorist sleeper cells operating out of Russian Orthodox churches in Dearborn. A discerning viewer might notice that Russia essentially employs al-Qaeda tactics, of which would be ironic considering...
  • Femen's Violent, Anti-Christian Matriarchy Would Be Hell

    01/22/2014 7:35:48 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 9 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 22 January 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Femen is a group of disgusting feminists whose main purpose seems to be aggression and ferocious attacks against Christianity and its symbols. They can't be offended for being called "disgusting" because disgust is what they constantly try to provoke in normal people. I wonder how these men-haters would fare in non-Christian societies, like Muslim ones, for example. Freedom of expression is for everything, of course: repugnant and meaningless displays of vulgarity as well as reasoned discourse, unworthy as well as valuable communications. But at least we should recognise that some people use it in a mindless way, just to...
  • Kaafir, the New F-word

    01/18/2014 3:28:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Muslim Matters ^ | January 17, 2014 | Umm Zakiyyah
    It was something I learned very young: Never say the word kaafir. I didn't know Arabic at the time, but I knew it was worse than a curse word. It was the most evil word you could possibly utter. Call a person anything you want, but never this. A kaafir was evil. A kaafir was a monster. A kaafir was doomed to Hell forever. These ideas floated around in my mind whenever I heard the word, and the sensation I felt upon even thinking of it was like the repulsion one would feel upon having a jinn-like beast sharing a...
  • The Devil's Due: Satanic monument is inevitable

    01/16/2014 6:42:53 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 24 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | January 16, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    The Devil’s Due: Satanic monument is inevitable by Daniel Clark In Oklahoma City, a group calling itself The Satanic Temple is proposing to erect a statue of Satan in front of the State Capitol. A design they’ve submitted depicts him as a goat-headed figure with wings, seated on a throne marked with a pentagram, and ministering to two small children. The Satanic Temple claims a right to do this, based on the presence of a monument of the Ten Commandments on Capitol grounds, which the ACLU is now suing to have removed. It’s not hard to see where this is...
  • "Watch and Remember": The New Testament and the Great Apostasy

    01/16/2014 5:19:52 AM PST · by Colofornian · 52 replies
    BYU Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarshiment and the Great Apostasy ^ | (Originally published 1990 by Deseret Book) | Kent P. Jackson
    Since its beginning, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has proclaimed to the world...there was an apostasy of the church which had been founded by Jesus during his earthly ministry...This is a fundamental belief of the restored church. In fact, it is the apostasy of early Christianity which creates the very need for the restored Latter-day Saint faith: if there had not been an apostasy, there would have been no need for a restoration.2 Latter-day Saint theology asserts...the church of Jesus and his apostles came to an end...the doctrines which its inspired leaders taught were corrupted and changed...
  • LDS Church follows Christ's 'blueprint,' speaker says [Lds leader says other churches invalid]

    01/16/2014 5:20:42 AM PST · by Colofornian · 61 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Jan. 12, 2014 | Scott Lloyd
    ...A frequently cited passage in LDS scripture identifies The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as “the only true and living church upon the face of the whole earth”(...Doctrine and Covenants 1:30). “What does this mean?” asked Elder Tad R. Callister of the church’s Presidency of the Seventy during a devotional for college-age church members Sunday evening. “It does not mean that other churches do not have some truth, for certainly they do,” he said. “It does not mean that other churches do not render good, for they render much good. What it does mean is that this is...
  • Are Racist LDS Scriptures Still Deemed “Utterly Reliable” and “Pure Truth”? Part 2

    01/10/2014 10:42:04 AM PST · by Colofornian · 11 replies
    Mormon Coffee (Mormonism Research Ministry) ^ | Jan. 9, 2014 | Lynn K. Wilder
    What do LDS Church leaders have to say about the reliability and accuracy of their own scriptures? According to LDS leaders, Mormon scriptures are “utterly reliable” and “pure truth.” The current prophet, President Monson, declared on the official church website lds.org (underline added): “The words of truth and inspiration found in our four standard works are prized possessions to me…These holy words of truth and love give guidance to my life and point the way to eternal perfection.”In 2011, Apostle Richard G. Scott taughtBecause scriptures are generated from inspired communication through the Holy Ghost, they are pure truth. We need...
  • Christian 'Martyr' Deaths Double in 2013, North Korea Most Dangerous Nation

    01/08/2014 7:33:10 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 5 replies
    newsmax.com/ ^ | Wednesday, 08 Jan 2014 | Thomson/Reuters
    Reported cases of Christians killed for their faith around the world doubled in 2013 from the year before, with Syria accounting for more than the whole global total in 2012, according to an annual survey. Open Doors, a non-denominational group supporting persecuted Christians worldwide, said on Wednesday it had documented 2,123 "martyr" killings, compared with 1,201 in 2012. There were 1,213 such deaths in Syria alone last year, it said. "This is a very minimal count based on what has been reported in the media and we can confirm," said Frans Veerman, head of research for Open Doors. Estimates by...
  • Open Doors Reveals the 50 Worst Countries to be a Christian

    01/08/2014 4:46:00 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 47 replies
    Townhall ^ | January 8, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    Open Doors, a persecution watchdog group, is out with its 2014 World Watch List, which ranks 50 countries where the persecution of Christians for religious reasons is most severe, according to the report. The organization looks at “violence, government pressures, and other related indicators” to collectively assess countries, according to The Blaze, which spoke with the group’s CEO and President Dr. David Curry. Their ranking methodology is explained in more detail here. “Not every circumstance is the same. For example, in North Korea, you have a quasi-Stalinist government that is the most difficult place to call yourself a Christian on...
  • DOD Reviewing Its ‘Equal Opportunity’ Training—After Anti-Christian Materials Exposed

    01/08/2014 7:05:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 7, 2014 - 5:46 PM | Penny Starr
    In response to a letter from a coalition of religious liberty advocates concerned about anti-Christian bias in Defense Department “equal opportunity” training materials, the Department of Defense says it is reviewing those materials and will decide this month whether to continue using “private organizations” as resources in developing them. The coalition specifically cited the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) as a group the military should stop relying upon as a source for equal opportunity training. […] The Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty, a member of the coalition, filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the DOD seeking training...
  • Libyan Government Basing New Constitution on Shariah, Targeting Christians (Bush's fault too)

    01/07/2014 10:40:54 AM PST · by bestintxas · 8 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/7/14 | w bigelow
    The anti-Christian sentiment of Muslims in Libya has now reached a new, official level; the Libyan government has declared its new constitution will be based on Shariah law. The Libyan General National Congress stated, "Islamic law is the source of legislation in Libya. All state institutions need to comply with this." This is a change from the policy under former Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi, who allowed Libya's 300,000 Coptic Christians, 5% of its population, to openly practice their faith. Reports assert that a special committee is examining current laws to make sure they comply with Shariah. Patrick Sookhdeo, international director...
  • Are Racist LDS Scriptures Still Deemed “Utterly Reliable” and “Pure Truth”? Part 1

    01/06/2014 3:53:42 PM PST · by Colofornian · 264 replies
    Mormon Coffee (Mormonism Research Ministry) ^ | Jan. 6, 2014 | Lynn K. Wilder
    In the recently released statement on lds.org on Race and the Priesthood, the modern Mormon Church disavows “that blacks or people of any other race or ethnicity are inferior in any way to anyone else…” This unequivocal truth, that no race or ethnicity is superior to another, is something that Spain (1542), Quakers (1600s), Pennsylvania (1790), England (1807), Abraham Lincoln (1865), and Christians of any era who believe the Bible, know. According to the Bible, God shows no favoritism—never by skin color—and commands his people to do the same. Lincoln, who often quoted the biblical God, was displeased with the...
  • Do You Know “David Pack”? My Life and Ministry—Rumors and Lies vs. Facts and Truth [Cult Wars]

    ...Many today use innuendo, outright lies and other forms of deception to confuse and divide in order to control followers... The end result?...About 80% of the Church succumbed to lies and deceit, and either followed Joe Tkach or went home in confusion...-most...became “lost to history,” spiritually dying where they sat. The remaining 20% fell into following various bickering, disagreeing splinter leaders teaching selected—preferred!—parts of the truth... Fast forward to 1993-1998, to sample one splinter. An evangelist (Roderick Meredith) arose and came to power in the Global Church of God. This second new leader also promised...he would uphold the truth as...
  • You May Be Shocked at God’s answer…Should You Trust “God’s Ministers”? [Cultist]

    ...Never before...have so many people become so deceived in such a comparatively short time of less than a decade. How could this unprecedented end-time deception have happened with such lightning rapidity? The success of this...apostasy was due, at least in part, to mass defections in the ministry, but...also partly due to the power of modern means of communicating and disseminating information. At the time of Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong’s death in January 1986, about 130,000 members of the Worldwide Church of God regularly observed God’s weekly and annual Sabbaths, as well as other important laws and commandments of God. During...
  • Bozell Column: Sarah Silverman's Insult Act Gets Old

    01/04/2014 10:56:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 4, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    Sarah Silverman celebrated Christmas in her usual mode: mocking Christians, and religion in general. On Twitter, she wrote “Happy Birthday, Jesus! I'm sorry [you] were murdered by people afraid of new ideas!” Her last HBO special in 2002 was even mockingly titled “Jesus Is Magic.” Her new special was called “We Are Miracles.” Once again in the new show, she made fun of the death of Jesus, as a Jew: “You’re welcome. If we hadn’t killed him, he wouldn’t even be famous.”
  • Bill Nye “The Science Guy” will debate founder of Creation Museum in Kentucky

    01/03/2014 7:02:40 AM PST · by aimhigh · 109 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/3/2014 | Irving Dejohn
    It’s a debate that will surely end with a Big Bang. Bill Nye “The Science Guy” will square off with Ken Ham, the founder of the Kentucky Creation Museum, in a February discussion on the subject of teaching children evolution. The spiritual showdown, which is unlikely to with either man relinquishing their firmly-held beliefs, will take place on Ham’s home turf of Petersburg, Ky. “Having the opportunity to hold a cordial but spirited debate with such a well-known personality who is admired by so many young people will help bring the creation-evolution issue to the attention of many more people,...