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  • CAIR to Trump: Drop Franklin Graham From Inauguration

    01/17/2017 8:18:12 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 36 replies
    UFP.com ^ | 1/15/17 | Shawn
    he Council on American-Islamic Relation, a Muslim group that is unlikely to wield the kind of power over the Donald Trump administration as they did over the current president, is calling on Trump to dis-invite Rev. Franklin Graham from Friday’s inauguration ceremony. In a press release, CAIR said that Graham was a “notorious Islamophobe” who had no business speaking at the event. “If President-elect Trump truly seeks to unite our nation as he promised in his acceptance speech, he will limit the list of those offering prayers at the inauguration to religious leaders who work to bring us together, not...
  • Atheism Became Way More Popular During The Obama Era

    01/13/2017 1:23:43 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/13/2017 | Peter Hasson
    The number of Americans who don’t ascribe to any religion grew significantly during Obama’s eight years in office, according to a recent Pew Research report on how the country changed during the Obama era.U.S. President Barack Obama (L) stands with Pope Francis during an arrival ceremony for the pope at the White House in Washington September 23, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst “When it comes to the nation’s religious identity, the biggest trend during Obama’s presidency is the rise of those who claim no religion at all. Those who self-identify as atheists or agnostics, as well as those who say their religion...
  • Lawsuit Prompts Santa Clara to Remove Large Granite Cross

    01/14/2017 11:34:01 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Jan 13, 2017 | Ian Cull
    The city has donated the cross to Santa Clara UniversityThe battle over a large iconic cross in the South Bay has come to an end. After standing in Santa Clara for more than six decades, the 14-foot cross was taken down -- by a lawsuit. A Santa Clara man and Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation sued the city last April, claiming the cross violated the separation of church and state because it stood in a public park. "We are happy that the city divested itself of this religious symbol, and that the constitution is now being complied with," said Rebecca...
  • Ellen DeGeneris is Christophobic

    01/04/2017 1:47:02 PM PST · by Ge0ffrey · 18 replies
    Burrell will not appear on her show after the gospel singer made homophobic comments. Burrell referred to "the perverted homosexual spirit" during a sermon at a church in Houston, Texas. She had been due to sing with Pharrell Williams on The Ellen DeGeneres Show later this week. But the talk show host, who is a well-known advocate of gay rights, tweeted : "For those asking, Kim Burrell will not be appearing on my show." 'No excuses' DeGeneres had been asked by fans to cancel Burrell's planned appearance and an online petition was launched. In a video published after the sermon,...
  • REVEALED: Christians are the world's most persecuted religious group, study claims

    12/29/2016 10:13:50 AM PST · by bkopto · 14 replies
    Express UK ^ | 12/29/2016 | will kirby
    CHRISTIANS are the most persecuted religious group in the world with more than 90,000 killed in 2016 because of their faith, a leading religious study group director has claimed. Speaking on Vatican Radio, Massimo Introvigne, Director of the Centre for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR), said more than 60,000 of the Christians killed this year were murdered in tribal conflicts in Africa. He claimed these deaths often came after Christians refused to take up arms for reasons of conscience. The religious chief said: "The other 30 per cent, or 27,000, were killed in terror attacks, the destruction of Christian villages,...
  • 6 times the PC police tried to steal Christmas this year

    12/25/2016 3:21:36 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 12 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 24 Dec, 2016 | Nate Madden
    We are in the heart of Christmas season, so that means it’s time for the tolerance Grinches to come out of their closets once again. And, despite its dumpster fire excesses, it is only fitting that the year 2016 close with the memory of these recent incidents and examples of America’s perennial War on Christmas. 1. No to “religious-themed” displays of Santa deity An Oregon school district instructed staff to sacrifice Christmas symbols at the altar of “diversity.” According to a memo sent by the Hillsboro School District, school staff could still decorate their offices, but were asked to “be...
  • Liberal Atheists Wage War on Christmas for being “too Christian”

    12/23/2016 12:32:37 PM PST · by fwdude · 20 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | December 23, 2016 | Pamela Adams
    Every year small towns across America are targeted because of their nativity scenes. This year is no exception. The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) recently zeroed in on the small village of St. Bernard, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. The Madison, Wisconsin-based organization threatened the town with a lawsuit if they do not remove the nativity scene. However, it is actually part of a larger exhibit that includes secular symbols of the season. According to the FFRF’s attorney, Sam Grover, the display “conveys a preference for religion over non-religion and for Christianity above all other faiths.” In essence, they argue...
  • For Some Faith-Based Institutions, Trump Represents a Reprieve

    12/22/2016 6:03:18 PM PST · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/12/16 | Jim Towey
    Obama’s sustained assault on religious liberty is finally over.Perhaps more than any other sector in America, the ivory towers of academia are mourning the defeat of Hillary Clinton, the departure of President Barack Obama, and the election of Donald Trump. For our faith-based university, however, the changing of the guard cannot come soon enough. The Obama administration’s sustained assault on religious liberty and the right of conscience, and the ineptitude of his White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, had campuses and religious charities of conservative, religious orientation struggling to survive. Some American colleges may be preoccupied with concerns...
  • Protestors Dismantle Pentagram Erected Next to Nativity Scene (FL)

    12/21/2016 9:12:21 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 9 replies
    Cathoiklc Herald ^ | Decmeber 21, 2016 | AP
    A 300-pound metal sculpture of a satanic pentagram, erected as an atheist protest to a public park’s Nativity scene, was severely damaged on Tuesday when it was pulled to the ground by protestors. Atheist Preston Smith’s 10-foot tall sculpture lay broken in Sanborn Square at noon. Tire tracks led from the twisted metal to the street. It appeared protestors had attached a chain from a vehicle to the sculpture and yanked it down, dragging it several feet... The sculpture sits about 20 feet from a traditional Nativity scene of Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus, and is backed by a...
  • Nativity scene is 'banned' in case it offends one of the FOUR Muslims living in a Belgian town

    12/21/2016 12:34:25 AM PST · by kevcol · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | December 20, 2016 | David Burke
    A traditional nativity scene will not be put up in a Belgian town this year, amid claims it was scrapped in order to avoid offending Muslims. A former leader in Holsbeek, about 20 miles outside Brussels - claims there will be no manger to mark the festival because it would be 'too provocative'. . . . The decision not to put a nativity scene up was supported by the ruling coalition of the Christian-Democrats and the Green Party. But the Flemish-nationalist N-VA party called for locals to attend the town’s next assembly meeting - and to each bring a nativity...
  • VIDEO: UVA students sign petition to ban Christmas

    12/19/2016 9:20:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | December 18, 2016 | Amber Athey and Cabot Phillips
    In this season’s most anticipated holiday spin-off, Campus Reform visits the University of Virginia dressed as “The Hipsters Who Stole Christmas.” With schools across the country outright banning even such innocuous Christmas decorations as evergreen trees and images of Santa because they could be interpreted as being “non-inclusive,” Campus Reform wanted to find out what students think of the idea.
  • War on Christmas: Atheists Threaten to Sue Ohio Town for Nativity Scene

    12/19/2016 5:13:01 AM PST · by detective · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Dec 2016 | Ken Klukowski
    Militant atheists at the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) are threatening to sue St. Bernard, Ohio, over the city’s Nativity scene — a Christmas display depicting the scene of Jesus’s birth in Bethlehem in the Holy Land. If FFRF follows through and files in federal court, that case could result in a historic restoration of religious liberty nationwide. St. Bernard is a suburb of Cincinnati. For many years, the city has displayed a crčche — i.e., a Nativity scene — during the Christmas season. It is accompanied by non-biblical seasonal holiday displays as well, making this outdoor crčche similar to the...
  • Washington Post, Your Attacks on Evangelicals are Getting Dangerous

    12/16/2016 7:48:24 PM PST · by lasereye · 10 replies
    The Stream ^ | 12/10/16 | Dr. Michael Brown
    On December 8, religion reporter Sarah Pulliam Bailey wrote an opinion column for The Washington Post titled, “Evangelicals, your attacks on ‘the media’ are getting dangerous.” The reverse is actually true, and it is the secular media’s attacks on evangelicals that are getting dangerous, including Bailey’s article. Her fundamental argument is that because evangelicals talk about “the mainstream media” as “Satan’s newspaper,” they are now buying today’s “fake news” as if it were gospel truth, as evidenced by the fact that the Washington pizza shooter said that “he has been influenced by the book Wild at Heart, by John Eldredge...
  • Feminists Love To Hate Melania Trump, And It’s Hurting Their Cause

    12/13/2016 6:00:04 AM PST · by kevcol · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 12, 2016 | Katie Frates
    Feminists and empowerers-of-women everywhere can’t seem to figure out how to deal with incoming first lady Melania Trump. . . . Salon’s managing editor, Erin Keane, for example, sucked all the Christmas cheer out of the room Saturday with a 607-word tirade about Melania that validates every negative stereotype pinned on women.
  • Jesus Mocked, Kicked During Nativity Scene On Seth MacFarlane's 'Family Guy'

    12/12/2016 11:01:40 AM PST · by drewh · 58 replies
    Newsbuisters ^ | By Justin Ashford | December 11 2016 | 11:04 PM EST | Justin Ashford
    Family Guy is no stranger to bashing Christianity and Sunday night’s Christmas episode, “How the Griffin Stole Christmas,” was no exception, featuring Jesus not only mocked, but KICKED at the nativity. While the Griffin family longs to go sledding, Lois tells them to get ready so they can attend church. Peter rudely objects, proclaiming Jesus himself loved sledding, calling it his “second passion” – obviously cheapening the Passion of Christ, the period of suffering Jesus underwent leading up to His death on the Cross for our sins. Lois: All right. You guys ready for church? Peter: Church? What are you,...
  • Radical Far Left Group Demands World War I Memorial to Fallen Soldiers Be Torn Down Because It...

    12/09/2016 1:53:56 PM PST · by blueyon · 50 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | 12/07/16 | Jim Hoft
    ""Radical Far Left Group Demands World War I Memorial to Fallen Soldiers Be Torn Down Because It Includes a Cross"" The Bladensburg Cross was built in 1925 in Bladensburg, Marlyand in 1925. The cross was a designed by mothers of local soldiers who lost their lives in World War I. The American Legion raised the money to build the cross on private land. Now a radical far left group is demanding the cross be taken down. It offends them. The Becket Fund reported: For 90 years, a war memorial in Bladensburg, Maryland has reminded passersby of the ultimate sacrifice made...
  • Christian artists could be jailed for refusing make same sex wedding invitations

    12/03/2016 12:40:11 PM PST · by kevcol · 47 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | December 3, 2016 | Frieda Powers
    A pair of Arizona-based Christian artists is challenging the local law that threatens to fine and imprison them for refusing to make same-sex wedding invitations. Joanna Duka and Breanna Koski, owners of Brush & Nib Studio in Phoenix, lost a case at trial level which accused them of violating a local ordinance that protects homosexuals from discrimination, Fox News reported. The ordinance also prevents the business owners from publicly explaining their convictions or even defending their decision lest they face jail time for that as well. This apparent violation of the First Amendment protection of free speech is at the...
  • Howard Schultz stepping down as Starbucks CEO (hated Christians/Republicans)

    12/01/2016 1:20:55 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 50 replies
    CNBC ^ | 01 DEC 16 | Everett Rosenfeld | @Ev_Rosenfeld
    Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz will leave his post as the company's chief executive, the company said Thursday. Schultz will become the company's executive chairman, and current President and COO Kevin Johnson will become Starbucks' next CEO. The changes will take place on April 3, the company said. Starbucks shares dipped more than 3 percent in after-hours trading following the news of the planned leadership transition. "As I focus on Starbucks next wave of retail innovation, I am delighted that Kevin Johnson — our current president, COO, a seven-year board member and my partner in running every facet of...
  • HGTV "Fixer-Upper" Couple Chip and Joanna Gaines Under Attack for Attending Bible Believing Church

    12/01/2016 9:21:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/01/2016 | Brandon Showalter
    Chip and Joanna Gaines, stars of HGTV's No. 1 series "Fixer Upper," are being lambasted by secular media this week for attending a church that espouses the traditional view of marriage and sexual morality. Buzzfeed and Cosmopolitan magazine reported this week that the Gaines family are members of Antioch Community Church in Waco, Texas, where Pastor Jimmy Seibert has preached that the practice of homosexuality is a sin, and urged Christians not to adopt the Supreme Court's redefinition of marriage after it ruled that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide in July 2015. Cosmo called the Gaines' church attendance a "startling...
  • Fidel Castro’s War on Religion

    11/29/2016 2:25:16 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | November 28, 2016 | Paul Kengor
    COMMENTARY: Among the worst of Castro’s crimes and legacies, consider what he did to religious faith in this once-great Catholic nation.
  • Trump Protesters Target Dallas' First Baptist Church

    11/16/2016 5:38:21 PM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    dallasobserver.com ^ | November 15, 2016 | Stephen Young
    On their fourth consecutive night on the streets, Dallas' anti-Trump protesters took aim at a concrete target with their anger: Dallas' First Baptist Church. First Baptist's pastor, Robert Jeffress was square in the middle of Trump's victory party in New York City on Tuesday night. He earned the spot: He has been the president-elect's liaison to the evangelical community from virtually the start of the campaign. In October 2015, he led a group of pastors to Trump tower, laying hands on Trump and gleefully telling Fox News that "anybody that was in that meeting would've left there, first of all,...
  • Jim Webb: White Working People ‘Don’t Think Democrats Like Them’

    11/16/2016 7:20:36 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 80 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 15, 2016 | Pam Key
    Former Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) said part of the reason Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton lost is because white working people feel like they have become a “whipping post” for the Democratic Party’s “interest group politics,” which has made them think Democrats don’t like them... He continued, “What I think has happened, I mention in there from the immigration act of 1965 forward, the ethnic and racial makeup of the country has dramatically changed, but the laws with respect to affirmative action and diversity have not. I mean, the laws were originally designed to help African-Americans move away from what...
  • Documented: Obama’s ‘Traditional Muslim Bias’ against Christians

    11/08/2016 6:58:04 AM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 8, 2016 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Documented: Obama’s ‘Traditional Muslim Bias’ against Christians The difference between active and passive persecution. Reprinted from the Gatestone Institute.Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom CenterAlmost a year ago, President Barack Hussein Obama described the suggestion that the U.S. give preference to Christian refugees over Muslim refugees as “shameful.” “That’s not American. That’s not who we are. We don’t have religious tests to our compassion,” he loftily added. Now, WikiLeaks has released a 2008 email discussing who should fill top staff positions should Obama win the presidency.  It clearly proves that the Obama administration is the...
  • Christian Charity Forfeits Federal Food in Favor of Faith

    11/02/2016 6:21:07 AM PDT · by detective · 31 replies
    The New American ^ | 01 November 2016 | Michael Tennant
    We don’t force our faith on anybody else,” Chuck Wingate, executive director of Bethesda Mission, told PennLive.com. “But we find the whole idea that the government’s going to come in a[nd] tell us what we can and cannot do in our own facility to be out of bounds, especially in matters of faith.” Wingate, who says his Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, ministry serves 100,000 people a month, was referring to a new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulation forbidding recipients of USDA food from requiring “a beneficiary to attend or participate in any explicitly religious activities that are offered by the organization.”...
  • "A mountaintop victory over the ACLU;" Cross will remain on Mt. Soledad Memorial

    10/27/2016 9:17:26 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 22 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 10/27/16 | Robert Knight
    The following article was written by Robert Knight and posted on October 22nd on the American Thinker website. If you didn’t hear about this last month, it’s for good reason. The media do not like publicizing defeats for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). A 27-year battle with the ACLU over the Mt. Soledad mountaintop cross at a Korean War veterans memorial in San Diego ended in a victory for American heritage. The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a one-page ruling calling the case moot on Sept. 8 and directing U.S. district judge Lawrence Byrne to dismiss it,...
  • PODESTA # 32741 : CHRISTIANS EXPLICITLY EXCLUDED FROM TOP ADMINISTRATION JOBS, MUSLIMS PREFERRED

    10/26/2016 10:12:18 AM PDT · by Non-Compliant_Deplorable · 42 replies
    Here's proof of what we've seen happening: Muslim American candidates are selected for top Administration jobs, sub-cabinet jobs, and outside boards/agencies/policy committees." Christians are explicitly excluded. (Read the email, at link, and the two attachments.) "In the candidates for top jobs, I excluded those with some Arab American background but who are not Muslim (e.g., George Mitchell). Many Lebanese Americans, for example, are Christian."
  • “We Can and Will Force Christians to Act Against Their faith.” The Democrats War on Christians

    10/25/2016 4:29:13 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 23 replies
    vanity | Oct 25, 2016 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    During Barack Obama’s war on Hobby Lobby his administration said flatly; “We Can and Will Force Christians to Act Against Their faith.” This is what they believe. This is how they see Christians. This was the opening battle in the Democrats’ War on Christians. It was directed by a quintessential stereotypical Democrat. Their Christian attacks are usually led by phony “Catholics” so as to more easily deflect rightful criticism for their dirty business. Putative Catholic Kathleen Sebelius was joined in her war on Hobby Lobby by putative Catholic Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor in what was fortunately a losing effort....
  • Hillary Clinton’s War on Christianity

    10/24/2016 3:45:44 PM PDT · by samovar123 · 17 replies
    http://ipatriot.com/hillary-clintons-war-christianity/ ^ | October 15, 2016 | John Velisek USN (Ret.)
    This country is facing an election where neither of the candidates is admired much. There is a strong demarcation of the values of the two sides, although it is not evident in the media. Wikileaks has been putting out various e mails that were hacked, with the Democrats declaring it a Russian plot to get Donald Trump elected. Like most of the talking points that the progressive socialists they are mostly lies. In socialist countries, the media, controlled by the government decides what information the public receives. In our country it is the major media in collusion with the government...
  • Hillary Clinton’s War On Faith

    10/16/2016 7:26:09 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 7 replies
    nypost.com ^ | October 15, 2016 | Marc Thiessen
    In a speech not long before she launched her 2016 presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton made a stunning declaration of war on religious Americans. Speaking to the 2015 Women in the World Summit, Clinton declared that “deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed.” Religious beliefs have to be changed? This is perhaps the most radical statement against religious liberty ever uttered by someone seeking the presidency. It is also deeply revealing. Clinton believes that, as president, it is her job not to respect the views of religious conservatives but to force them to change their beliefs...
  • Amazon pulls ‘offensive’ sexy burka costume. Sexy Nun, Sister, Habit, and Priest still available

    10/07/2016 10:20:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 35 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/07/16 | Robert Laurie
    Protecting the planet's greatest symbol of oppression. Currently, the Burka stands as the planet’s greatest symbol of oppression. The oh-so-feminist left will attack you as a racist if you admit that, and Apologists will try to pretend it’s an instrument of “respect,” but it’s true. There’s simply no sane way to argue otherwise. It’s a reprehensible garment that speaks of subjugation, patriarchy, ownership, and invisible suffering. ...And Amazon will not tolerate anyone selling an item that mocks it. Until recently, this item was for sale on the shopping mega-site:
  • FLASHBACK: As Gov., Tim Kaine FIRED 5 VA State Police Chaplains for PRAYING Publicly in Jesus' Name

    10/05/2016 1:16:39 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 21 replies
    Christian Newswire ^ | Sept. 25, 2008 | Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt
    Five Chaplains Lose Jobs for Praying 'In Jesus' Name' ... Virginia Governor Tim Kaine Urged to Stop Persecuting Christians Contact: Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt, 719-360-5132 cell, chaplaingate@yahoo.com RICHMOND, Virginia, Sept. 25 /Christian Newswire/ -- Virginia Governor Tim Kaine is defending why his administration forced the sudden resignation of five Virginia State Police Chaplains because they prayed publicly "in Jesus' name." Police Superintendent Col. W. Steven Flaherty single-handedly created then enforced a strict "non-sectarian" prayer policy at all public gatherings, censoring and excluding Christian prayers, then accepted the resignation of five chaplains who refused to deny Jesus or violate their conscience...
  • White working-class evangelicals: Christian values are under attack

    09/25/2016 3:14:38 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | September 24, 2016 | Eugene Scott
    While black evangelicals [who make up about 6% of evangelicals] are solidly against the GOP nominee, among white working-class evangelicals, about three in four -- 76% -- say they'd consider voting for Trump.... The majority -- 6 in 10 -- of voters in this group believe the US' better days are in the past and most are concerned that the country is becoming less Christian. Nearly 90% of working class whites who are evangelical Christians believe Christian values are under attack in America today. While most Christian groups -- 73% of mainline Protestants and 61% of Catholics -- share this...
  • Where’s the playground, Susie?

    09/22/2016 7:16:39 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 13 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 22, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    A playground in Missouri is becoming a political minefield. "Only one religious freedom case is currently before the Supreme Court this upcoming term: Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Pauley," the Alliance for Defending Freedom (ADF) notes. "Trinity Lutheran is a case about a religious preschool that was rejected from a state program that provides reimbursement grants to purchase rubberized surface material (tire scraps) for children’s playgrounds." "The preschool was ultimately denied the grant for its playground solely because the playground belongs to a religious organization." The ADF is a national network of lawyers who undertake religious liberty cases. The...
  • Christian could be fired for refusing to watch LGBT ‘inclusivity’ video

    09/16/2016 5:04:18 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 37 replies
    Life Site News ^ | September 15, 2016 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    CHAMPAIGN, Illinois, September 15, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — A Christian's 14-year career is being threatened because he refused to watch a training video on lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, transgender, and queer "diversity and inclusivity." In April, the Social Security Administration announced all employees must be trained in LGBTQ "diversity and inclusivity." Longtime information technology employee David Hall, whose Christian convictions do not consider sodomy healthy or normal or good for people, believed that the “training” was against his sincerely held beliefs. Specifically, Hall, 42, was told by his superiors to view a 17-minute video that includes "tips for increasing cultural awareness in...
  • 'Muslims want to eradicate Christianity' and conquer Europe claims potential next Pope

    09/15/2016 3:40:49 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 31 replies
    The London Express ^ | September 14, 2016 | Zoie O'Brien
    Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn gave the unexpected warning on Sunday during a special celebration for the Church festival "Holy Name of Mary". According to the Archdiocese of Vienna, the Cardinal said: "Will there be an Islamic conquest of Europe? Many Muslims want that and say: Europe is at its end." He asked God to have mercy on Europe and to show mercy to its people, which he said "are in danger of forfeiting our Christian heritage." Cardinal Schoenborn, who is also the Archbishop of Vienna, explained that people could already feel this loss, "not only economically, but above all, in...
  • As the Cultural War Rages, Can We Live Together?

    08/24/2016 10:35:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Star Parker
    Religious liberty concerns continue to weigh heavily on church-going Americans. In a recent survey from Pew Research, 40 percent of those who reported attending church in the last few months said that clergy spoke about religious liberty. No other issue received more attention from clergy. And not surprisingly so. The aggressive growth of secularism in our nation, along with the natural outgrowth of this, the tendency of secularists to turn to big government to define and implement what they perceive as fair, is on a collision course with religious liberty. Traditional church-going Americans have always taken comfort in the first...
  • Officer Cleared in Military Bible Complaint

    08/24/2016 7:11:53 AM PDT · by xzins · 41 replies
    ToddStarnes.com ^ | 23 Aug 16 | Todd Starnes
    An Air Force major, who was accused of civil rights violations for having a Bible on his work desk, has been cleared of any wrongdoing, according to military officials at the 310th Space Wing in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Maj. Steve Lewis, a supervisor at the Reserve National Security Space Institute, agreed to voluntarily remove the Bible pending a military review. The Military Religious Freedom Foundation had filed a complaint against Maj. Lewis -- accusing him of "harboring and encouraging a truly abhorrent example of First Amendment civil rights violations." But a public affairs spokesman told me late Tuesday that Maj....
  • Can we not use the term Christianophobe?

    08/21/2016 7:05:39 PM PDT · by chasio649 · 20 replies
    me.com ^ | 8/21/16 | me
    Can Christians come together and claim Christianophobe? Why not?
  • Salon: GOP Must Dump Jesus or Risk Irrelevance in ‘Post-Christian America’

    08/20/2016 7:52:39 PM PDT · by blueyon · 120 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 8/20/16 | by Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    Salon Magazine has accused the Republican Party of being out of touch with “post-Christian America,” warning the GOP that if it doesn’t renege on its alliance with Christianity, it will soon become irrelevant. Ted Cruz’s failure to get the GOP nomination, Matthew Sheffield proclaims in Salon, “is a perfect window into trends that will set the pace of American politics for decades to come: Americans are moving away from Christianity, including people most likely to vote Republican.” To back up his claims, Sheffield cites the 2014 Pew Research study finding that 23 percent of Americans say they’re “unaffiliated” with any...
  • Vancouver Christians collide over televangelist Franklin Graham

    08/19/2016 9:19:02 AM PDT · by amorphous · 77 replies
    VancouverSun.Com ^ | 18 August 2016 | Douglas Todd
    Metro Vancouver Christians are colliding over the coming crusade of televangelist Franklin Graham, who is known for criticizing homosexuals, Muslims and U.S. President Barack Obama. Saying that Graham is often “incendiary and intolerant,” some evangelical Protestants and Roman Catholics are opposing his participation in the three-day Festival of Hope event at Rogers Arena in early March, 2017, that many of the city’s mega-churches are supporting . “Rev. Graham is a polarizing figure … His ungracious and bigoted remarks have the potential to generate serious negative impact on the Christian witness in Vancouver,” says a statement from five prominent evangelical and...
  • Transgender Crusade Hits Funeral Homes

    08/19/2016 2:58:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 45 replies
    churchmilitant.com ^ | August 19, 2016 | Joseph Pelletier
    DETROIT (ChurchMilitant.com) - The push for transgender acceptance is making its way to funeral homes, as a transgender funeral director is taking a Christian-run business to court for refusing to accept his charade as a female. According to arguments heard August 11 by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Anthony Stephens, who now goes by the name Aimee Stephens, was denied the "right" to dress as a woman while at work after coming out as transgender in 2013. Stephens reports he provided his employer, RG & GR Funeral Homes in Detroit, with a letter outlining his...
  • Gay Activists Launch $104 Million Suit Against Christian for Preaching at Pride Parade [Canada]

    08/17/2016 5:45:44 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 8/17/16 | Pete Baklinski
    TORONTO, August 17, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) -- While ‘tolerance’ and ‘diversity’ are the rallying cry of the homosexual movement, the words appear not to apply to Christians with an unconventional message. Christians led by Canadian activist Bill Whatcott were slapped with a $104-million legal threat last week after infiltrating Toronto’s Gay Pride Parade in July dressed as “gay zombies” in green skintight suits to hand out info packets about the physical and spiritual dangers of homosexual practices. Former Ontario MPP George Smitherman, the province’s first openly gay provincial representative as well first openly gay cabinet minister, told Daily Xtra that he...
  • Gay Activist: James Dobson Was Right About Our Evil Intentions

    08/15/2016 9:36:00 AM PDT · by virgil283 · 46 replies
    clarion-call ^ | Matt Barber
    Obergefell v. Hodges, confirms the ... agenda that underlies the "social justice" mob's flowery "marriage equality" propaganda. That is: First, the ultimate destruction of marriage; second, forced affirmation of sexual deviancy under penalty of law; and third, the eventual criminalization of Christianity.
  • Gay Activists are Attempting to Dissolve the First Amendment

    08/12/2016 7:57:13 AM PDT · by Lera · 18 replies
    Stream ^ | August 12, 2016 | Michael Brown
    "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof ..." These opening words of the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights seem perfectly clear. They were written by James Madison "in response to calls from several states for greater constitutional protection for individual liberties," and so "the Bill of Rights lists specific prohibitions on governmental power." How absolute are these prohibitions against governmental interference? According to some leading gay activists, these prohibitions are hardly absolute at all. In their view, religious institutions do not have the right to forbid homosexual practice. If...
  • California: Muslims screaming “Allahu akbar!” through a bullhorn terrorize church during worship

    08/11/2016 6:28:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 93 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/11/16 | Robert Spencer
    Father Josiah Trenham mentioned “intimidation” to the parishioners of St. Andrew Orthodox Church, and he was quite right: Islamic supremacists and jihadis routinely traffic in intimidation. That’s based on a Qur’anic command: “And prepare against them whatever you are able of power and of steeds of war by which you may strike terror in the enemy of Allah and your enemy and others besides them whom you do not know, whom Allah knows” (Qur’an 8:60). When they practice this intimidation, they generally find Westerners — especially Christian leaders — unwilling and unable to do anything in response but submit to...
  • Muslim In Belgium Vows: “Murder All Of The Christians, Oh Allah, Destroy The Odious Christians

    08/09/2016 3:22:55 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 23 replies
    http://shoebat.com ^ | 08/09/2016 | Ted
    Belgian police have launched a manhunt for a teenager after footage emerged of him calling for “the murder of all Christians”. The video shows the 15-year-old, who has not been named, in Verviers and, in Arabic, declaring, “Oh Allah, destroy the odious Christians. Oh Allah kill them all.” The boy is filmed on a French website saying, “Don’t spare any of them.” The film was shot in Verviers, the scene of a successful anti-terrorism operation last year. Police said the boy has been identified and is on a list of radicalised persons, but did not disclose his name. A source...
  • 25 LGBT groups send letter to Big 12 urging it to shun BYU

    08/08/2016 6:00:08 PM PDT · by SSS Two · 34 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | Aug 8, 2016 at 7:24p ET | Stewart Mandel
    A coalition of national LGBT advocacy groups is urging the Big 12 not to admit BYU as a new member, FOX Sports has learned. On Monday, Athlete Ally, a non-profit that conducts LGBT awareness campaigns for sports leagues, and the National Center for Lesbian Rights, sent a letter to Big 12 administrators detailing what they believe are discriminatory policies by BYU, a religious institution owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. In the letter addressed to commissioner Bob Bowlsby, the authors write in part: “BYU … actively and openly discriminates against its LGBT students and staff. It...
  • What newly-leaked DNC emails reveal should TERRIFY Christians

    08/07/2016 12:54:46 PM PDT · by Lera · 98 replies
    AllenBWest.com ^ | July 30, 2016 | Michael Cantrell
    More disturbing revelations about the DNC continue to come to light as hacked emails continue to be published online, exposing the radical left for who they really are for the whole world to see. One of the latest developments to surface are emails that show the Democratic Party was working with anti-religious freedom groups to get around religious liberty laws that protect our First Amendment right to believe what we want, worship where we want, and live out our beliefs both publicly and privately. This is truly atrocious.
  • Newspaper rejects ad over the word "Christian"

    08/01/2016 3:16:07 PM PDT · by kevcol · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 29, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    The advertisement read: "Store closing sale – Cedar Springs Christian Store – Clinton Highway location – All merchandise, fixtures, slat walls must go. Sale through August 13, phone 865.947.XXX." Mrs. McGinnis placed the ad on July 26. It was supposed to run on July 28. But when she opened up the newspaper – the ad was nowhere to be found. So Mrs. McGinnis phoned the newspaper and spoke with a classified ad employee. "She said our ad did not run because it contained an offensive word," she told me. "I asked what that offensive word was and she said the...
  • Bill would prevent LGBT discrimination at religious schools (California)

    07/30/2016 12:37:20 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 34 replies
    AP via The Sacramento Bee ^ | July 30, 2016 | Darcy Costello
    The conflict between religious freedom and gay rights has a new battleground — California's religious colleges and universities. A bill moving through the Legislare would remove a longstanding exemption from anti-discrimination laws for religious institutions, potentially exposing the schools to civil rights lawsuits from students and employees.