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  • Is Federal 'Leviathan' Pushing This 'Mark of the Beast' on Christians?

    10/21/2014 2:32:39 PM PDT · by xzins · 154 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 10/14/2014 | Bryan Fischer
    "And it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark" (Rev. 13:16-17, ESV). A baker in Oregon is fined $150,000, told he needs "rehabilitation," and put out of business for declining to bake a cake for a lesbian wedding. A baker in Colorado is fined, ordered to bake a cake in violation of his own conscience, and sent to re-education camp for the same offense. A florist in Washington is pursued...
  • Govt tells Christian ministers: Perform same-sex weddings or face jail, fines

    10/20/2014 6:26:25 AM PDT · by thirst4truth · 35 replies
    Alliance Defending Freedom ^ | Saturday, October 18, 2014 | Attorney sound bites: Jeremy Tedesco | Jonathan Scruggs
    COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed a federal lawsuit and a motion for a temporary restraining order Friday to stop officials in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, from forcing two ordained Christian ministers to perform wedding ceremonies for same-sex couples. City officials told Donald Knapp that he and his wife Evelyn, both ordained ministers who run Hitching Post Wedding Chapel, are required to perform such ceremonies or face months in jail and/or thousands of dollars in fines. The city claims its “non-discrimination” ordinance requires the Knapps to perform same-sex wedding ceremonies now that the courts have overridden Idaho’s voter-approved...
  • US is adopting ‘official religion’ on homosexuality that is reminiscent of sharia

    09/10/2014 7:41:18 PM PDT · by Rashputin · 26 replies
    CatholicCulture.org ^ | September 10, 2014 | Catholic World News
    Cardinal George: US is adopting ‘official religion’ on homosexuality that is reminiscent of sharia Catholic World News - September 10, 2014 In an archdiocesan newspaper column, Cardinal Francis George of Chicago said that American law has “taken upon itself the mantle of a religion and officially told its citizens what they must personally think or what ‘values’ they must personalize in order to deserve to be part of the country.” He writes: Since the biblical vision of what it means to be human tells us that not every friendship or love can be expressed in sexual relations, the Church’s teaching...
  • 'God Loves Gays' billboard goes up near Westboro Baptist Church

    09/08/2014 7:36:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    UPI ^ | September 8, 2014 | Gabrielle Levy
    TOPEKA, Kan., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Remember when "God" said he wanted to plaster a pro-tolerance message on a billboard in the back yard of the Westboro Baptist Church? Well, thanks to the donations of more than 3,700 funders, God -- or at least the mysterious person running God's Facebook page -- has raised more than $80,0000 in support of a "God Loves Gays" billboard in Topeka, Kan.
  • 'Weird hobby!' Couple gain hordes of fans after picketing pro-life abortion clinic protests with...

    08/04/2014 6:39:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 48 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/4/2014 | Dan Bloom
    A couple have gained thousands of fans after they 'counter-protested' anti-abortion pickets with bizarre slogans like 'Bring back Crystal Pepsi' and 'Who farted?'.Grayson and Tina Haver Currin came up with the idea in March to break the ice with pro-lifers outside an abortion clinic near their home in Raleigh, North Carolina.Since then the photographs of their surreal placards have gone viral - prompting dozens of other pro-choice activists to join them every Saturday morning.
  • A Righteous Blog Pimp Zot. Yes, Really.

    07/28/2014 10:53:27 AM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 121 replies
    Mod supplied link ^ | July 28, 2014 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    Making controversial statements is nothing new for me. Neither is the reaction that usually follows. But perhaps no other issue causes as much discussion, debate, and condemnation from others than when I present my position on the issue of homosexuality. As a known Christian, I have been told that I MUST think a certain way and that I MUST believe a certain way regarding not only people who are gay, but regarding their entire lifestyle as well.
  • Colorado Baker Appeals Gay 'Re-Education' Order

    07/18/2014 5:40:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 57 replies
    CBN News ^ | 7/18/2014
    A Colorado baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple is appealing a "re-education" order from the Colorado Civil Rights Commission.The order requires cake artist Jack Phillips to create wedding cakes for gay couples and to re-educate his staff that the state's Anti-Discrimination Act means artists must endorse all views.It also requires him to file quarterly compliance reports for two years.According to Phillips' attorneys at Alliance Defending Freedom, the reports must include the number of patrons that Phillips declines to serve, along with the reason.The order stems from a 2012 incident in which Phillips refused a...
  • MLB to honour gay pioneer Glenn Burke at all-star game

    07/15/2014 9:56:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | July 15, 2014 | Amanda Holpuch in New York
    Burke, who came out to team-mates in the 1970s and to the public in 1982, died of AIDS in 1995 aged just 42.More than two decades after Glenn Burke abruptly retired from Major League Baseball, the former LA Dodgers outfielder will be honored at Tuesday night’s all-star game as one of the few professional athletes to have come out. Burke's four-and-a-half year career is remembered for his charismatic attitude and the pressures he faced as a gay athlete in the late 1970s. Burke, who played for the Dodgers and the Oakland A's, was the first professional ball player to come...
  • "Why Christians get the 10 commandments wrong" (Salon)

    07/15/2014 3:17:34 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 120 replies
    Salon ^ | 7/14/14 | Valerie Tarico
    The American Bible Society funds an annual “State of the Bible” survey, and this spring the Christian Post cheered some of their findings: “The Bible continues to dominate both mind space and book retail space as America’s undisputed best-seller.” According to the study, conducted by Barna, over 88 percent of American homes contain a Bible. In fact, the average is 4.7 copies per household. Now, I should note that a young non-religious friend once came home from school with a bright green Gideon’s New Testament that she later touted as a reserve of fine rolling papers, which may explain why...
  • Gay Teacher Uses Creative Legal Tactic Against The School That Fired Him

    07/13/2014 6:51:56 AM PDT · by Salman · 22 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jul. 9, 2014 | Erin Fuchs
    ... Music teacher Flint Dollar has filed a lawsuit claiming Macon, Georgia, Catholic school Mount de Sales Academy discriminated against him based on gender, NPR reports. Dollar can't sue the school for bias against him based on sexual orientation because federal law does not bar such discrimination — and neither does the state of Georgia. Dollar's lawyer, Charles Cox, argues Dollar can use Title VII of the Civil Rights Act — which forbids discrimination based on gender — to sue the school because he was essentially penalized for not conforming to gender stereotypes. ...
  • FIRST-PERSON: Why sexual deviance is getting worse

    07/12/2014 8:08:31 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 55 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | 7-11-14 | Kelly Boggs
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (BP) -- There are atheists and liberals, some who are both, who believe there is no need for God in order for morality to be maintained in a society. They argue that people can act morally apart from a supreme authority. I agree that people can act morally apart from God's standard. However, the real question is why should they? If there is no supreme authority -- no God -- then why behave morally? If there is no God, there are no objective standards for moral behavior. The logical progression leads to anarchy. Everyone does what is right...
  • Elton John: Jesus Would Approve of Same-Sex Marriage

    06/29/2014 4:51:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 118 replies
    Time ^ | 6/29
    Pop star Elton John called the Pope “wonderful” and said that Jesus would approve of marriage equality in an interview Sunday, the same weekend gay pride events occurred all over the world.Pop star Elton John called the Pope “wonderful” and said that Jesus would approve of marriage equality in an interview Sunday, the same weekend gay pride events occurred all over the world. Although Pope Francis does not support same-sex marriage, John praised the Pope’s attitude toward LGBT people as a sign of progress in an interview with Sky News, the AFP reports.
  • Apostate Pastor’s Pro-Homosexual Sermon Earns Him Special Trip to White House

    06/28/2014 7:02:47 AM PDT · by massmike · 21 replies
    http://christiannews.net/ ^ | 06/28/2014 | Garrett Haley
    An apostate former Southern Baptist pastor, who endorsed homosexuality in a recent sermon, has been invited to attend a ‘gay pride’ reception at the White House with President Obama. As previously reported, Danny Cortez leads New Heart Community Church in southern California. Earlier this year, Cortez surprised his Baptist congregation by declaring that he has accepted a pro-homosexual position. In his letter, Cortez further explained that his 15-year-old son came out as “gay” soon after he changed his mind on the homosexuality issue. Now, according to reports, Cortez and his son have been invited to attend a reception at the...
  • United Church of Christ to Be First Mainline Denomination to Financially Support 'Gay Games'

    06/27/2014 10:31:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/27/2014 | Jessica Martinez
    The left-leaning protestant denomination United Church of Christ announced that it will sponsor the sporting event "Gay Games 9" in August as the first mainline denomination to provide major financial support. The event, which takes place every four years and attracts LGBT athletes, will be hosted in Cleveland, Ohio, home of the UCC's national headquarters, where church leaders will help organize events for 30,000 participants in an effort to embrace the LBGT community. "Serving as a major sponsor of Gay Games 9 is a perfect fit because of the UCC's longstanding commitment to social justice issues," said the Rev. Dr....
  • How Marriott’s owner put aside his Mormon beliefs to cash in on the LGBT travel market

    06/27/2014 9:33:37 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 44 replies
    Quartz ^ | June 5, 2014 | Yitz Jordan
    Marriott International launched its #LoveTravels marketing campaign on June 2, targeting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender customers—as well as pro-LGBT consumers—with a campaign designed to “convey the company’s commitment to make everyone feel comfortable being who they are.” The campaign already has its own dedicated website (two of them, actually); hotel-mounted billboards in Washington DC; and is spreading in social and LGBT media. Shot by the photographer Braden Summers, it features the recently out-of-the-closet basketball player Jason Collins and the transgender model Geena Rocero, and invites people to share their stories of travel on social media with the hashtag #LoveTravels....
  • Sen. Markey Wants to Establish Special LGBT Envoy at State Department

    06/24/2014 1:07:43 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 48 replies
    CNS News ^ | 6-23-14 | Tatiana Lozano
    A bill introduced June 12 by Senator Ed Markey (D-MA), would establish a special envoy at the State Department to coordinate America’s “global response” on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues and allow LGBT individuals “who have a well-founded fear of persecution...to seek protection in the United States.” The International Human Rights Defense Act of 2014 would reinforce the Obama administration’s already established foreign policy position on LGBT rights, including the public funding of overseas LGBT groups. In addition, the bill would require annual congressional briefings on “the status of the human rights of LGBT people internationally” and institute...
  • PCUSA Votes to Allow Clergy to Marry Same-Sex Couples; Approves Redefining Marriage

    06/20/2014 10:11:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/20/2014 | Lillian Kwon
    The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)'s highest governing body voted Thursday to allow ministers to perform same-sex marriages. Presbyterian clergy can now marry gay and lesbian couples wherever same-sex marriage is legal. The Presbyterian Lay Committee released a statement repudiating the action of the PCUSA General Assembly. "The Presbyterian Lay Committee mourns these actions and calls on all Presbyterians to resist and protest them ... God will not be mocked and those who substitute their own felt desires for God's unchangeable Truth will not be found guiltless before a holy God." The PCUSA's 221st General Assembly, which is meeting in Detroit this...
  • Baltimore Catholic Church Celebrates Homosexual "Pride" Month

    06/16/2014 8:51:55 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 380 replies
    "Celebrate Pride Month with the St. Ignatius Community!" "As members of the Mystical Body of Christ, the Church, we are called to celebrate and share the gifts of diversity of sexuality in our church today. Our organization, Embracing God's Gifts, has been formed as an instrument for recognizing these gifts and incorporating their goodness and use into the life of our parish."
  • Saint Anthony’s Shrine Joins Boston’s ‘PRIDE’ Festival

    06/11/2014 7:44:50 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 37 replies
    Catholicism.org ^ | 6/10/14 | Joe Doyle
    Boston’s annual homosexual “Pride” Parade — which will occur this Saturday, June 14th — is a cauldron of depravity. It is characterized by lewd behavior, immodest dress, and lurid displays of exhibitionism and sadomasochism. The message of the parade, and that of the festival which follows it in City Hall Plaza, is one of radical rejection of Christian morality, of pride in mortal sin. Incredibly, this year it will actually be worse. The marshals of the 2014 parade will be the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a grotesque group of transvestites whose members costume themselves as Catholic nuns. They have a...
  • A Christian family, a gay son - and a Wichita father's change of heart

    06/07/2014 6:47:03 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 55 replies
    Kansas.com ^ | June 7, 2014
    I can't cut and paste from the device I'm using, but this article is an interview with the father of Matthew Vines, the author of "God and the Gay Chrisitan." Monte Vines says when his son told him he was "gay" a few years ago, they studied the Bible together and discovered things like the often-cited bad argument that both homosexuality and eating shellfish were abominations in the Old Testament (and on that, God says to the Israelites about things like shellfish that they "shall be abomination for you" - meaning the Jews). So the father changed his mind since...
  • Does the Bible really teach that premarital sex is wrong?

    06/04/2014 10:18:03 AM PDT · by matthewrobertolson · 130 replies
    Answering Protestants ^ | 4 June 2014 | Matthew Olson
    Does the Bible really teach that premarital sex is wrong? (Of course it does! But with Sola Scriptura, that might be unclear!) http://youtube.com/watch?v=PsHMNPyI7iI(Alternate link, via Vimeo.) “Follow” me on Twitter, “Like” Answering Protestants and Catholic Analysis on Facebook, Add Answering Protestants and Catholic Analysis to your Circles on Google+, and “Subscribe” to my YouTube videos. TRANSCRIPT ———————- Does the Bible really teach that premarital sex is wrong? Well, as a Catholic, I know that it does. So, I suppose the real question should be: can a Protestant reasonably think that premarital sex is okay? I think that they can. And...
  • Gay multi-millionaire activist funds Catholics United

    06/04/2014 2:13:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    CNA ^ | 6/4/2014 | Kevin Jones
    The Catholics United Education Fund, a Democrat-leaning advocacy group which began criticizing Church opposition to same-sex “marriage” in 2012, received most of its operational budget that year from a gay activist foundation run by influential multi-millionaire Tim Gill. “I would say it is very obvious that Mr. Gill does not agree with the Catholic Church and Her teachings on the issues of homosexuality and marriage,” Jennifer Kraska, executive director of the Colorado Catholic Conference, told CNA May 29. “His attitude toward the Church on these issues is definitely one of extreme disagreement.” Tax forms show the Colorado-based Gill Foundation made...
  • Anti-gay group calls for boycott of Harvey Milk stamp

    06/01/2014 8:52:31 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 51 replies
    MSNBC ^ | May 29, 2014 | Emma Margolin
    Calling slain civil rights hero Harvey Milk a “predator” on its website this week, the fundamentalist Christian group American Family Association (AFA) urged members to refuse any mail postmarked with a recently-released commemorative stamp featuring the late San Francisco supervisor. “Harvey Milk was a very disreputable man and used his charm and power to prey on young boys with emotional problems and drug addiction,” reads the AFA’s press release. “He is the last person we should be featuring on a stamp.”
  • Homosexual Sex, Divorce, Extramarital Sex Reach New Highs of ‘Moral Acceptability’

    05/31/2014 11:59:54 PM PDT · by kingattax · 18 replies
    Christian News Network ^ | May 30, 2014 | RNS
    WASHINGTON (RNS) – Americans are showing more tolerance for a range of behaviors, with sex between unmarried adults, medical research on stem cells from human embryos, and doctor-assisted suicide all showing record highs and increases in “moral acceptability” from last year. The Gallup poll’s annual “moral acceptability” scale has been conducted since 2001 and charts shifting cultural attitudes on a number of hot-button social issues. In the 2014 list released Friday (May 30), Gallup researchers said 12 of the 19 categories reflected “levels of moral acceptance that are as high or higher than in the past.” “Americans largely agree about...
  • A litany of 'thou shalt nots': Catholic teachers challenge morality clause

    05/31/2014 1:59:14 PM PDT · by yongin · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | May 31, 2014 | Susan Candiotti and Chris Welch
    If you want to teach at a Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, regardless of your religion, you must be willing to sign a detailed morality clause that critics say focuses on "pelvic issues." The revised contracts forbid teachers from -- among other things -- living together or having sex outside of marriage, using in-vitro fertilization, a gay "lifestyle," or publicly supporting any of those things. The system's 2,200 current teachers must sign the agreement to stay on the job. "It is an embarrassment and a scandal, and will drive even more Catholics away from an institution so out...
  • Canada On Verge of Banning Christians from Professional Life

    05/30/2014 6:29:08 AM PDT · by SJackson · 23 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 30, 2014 | Lea Singh
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - Canada On Verge of Banning Christians from Professional LifePosted By Lea Singh On May 30, 2014 @ 12:15 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments An intense struggle is happening in the realm of professional licensing in Canada. The religious freedom of Christians and others is colliding on a grand scale with the “equality rights” of the LGBTQ identity group, and as the tide turns in favor of equality rights, we are starting to witness socially accepted ostracism of Christians by professional bodies.On April 24th, the law society of Canada’s largest province voted against...
  • HRC Delivers Letter to Vatican Due to Growing Concern on Anti-LGBT Stance of Catholic Schools

    05/28/2014 12:14:52 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 33 replies
    The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, delivered a letter to the Vatican on behalf of 9 teachers who have lost their jobs at Catholics Schools for either being LGBT, or supporting an LGBT family member. Last month, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati took anti-LGBT to a new level, calling not only for the firing of gay and lesbian school employees, but also citing support of the “homosexual lifestyle” as grounds for dismissal. More than 2,200 educators at 94 parochial schools in the archdiocese have been affected by this new contract....
  • Publisher of Matthew Vines' 'God and the Gay Christian' Resigns From NRB

    05/27/2014 1:03:31 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 21 replies
    WaterBrook Multnomah, which has published numerous evangelical bestsellers, has resigned from the National Religious Broadcasters over Matthew Vines' controversial book God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships. The move comes after it was learned that Christian staff of WaterBrook Multnomah worked on Vines' book, which was published by its imprint, Convergent Books. A number of conservative commentators have spoken out strongly against Convergent Books' decision to publish the book. It "is the first step in a larger effort to fundamentally recast long-held, universally acknowledged norms pertaining to sexual ethics," Andrew Walker, director of Policy...
  • Missouri parents outraged over pornographic, pro-abortion sex ed book in school library

    05/08/2014 12:31:54 PM PDT · by topher · 21 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Thu May 08, 2014 09:14 EST | Dustin Siggins
    ST. CHARLES, MO, May 8, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Parents in Missouri are outraged at school district officials for allowing an e-book with images of people engaging in sexual intercourse in school libraries. Francis Howell School District is facing a backlash for placing "It's Perfectly Normal," a book that includes images of naked people, intercourse, and other pornographic material, in its libraries. One parent told a local reporter that most parents "were shocked" when he "showed this to" them, and that "their next reaction was outrage."
  • Religious Progressives’ Future

    05/05/2014 8:30:59 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 15 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 4, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    At the Brookings Institute, a center-left think tank, Washington Post contributor E.J. Dionne, theological professor Gary Dorrien, and Columbia University professor Dorian Warren discussed the future of religious progressives in American society and how it could influence community organizing. “The Romney coalition is actually made up, a religious make-up that is even more white and Christian of Americans over 65 years old” while the “Obama coalition [has] more religiously unaffiliated [voters] …[a] higher proportion of non-white Christians…much closer to the younger cohort.” He claimed, “The Obama coalition is much more diverse.” Yet, Dionne admitted, “Only 13% of Democrats are religious...
  • The Collapse of Anti-Gay Religion

    05/05/2014 7:26:10 AM PDT · by Flame Retardant · 147 replies
    Slate ^ | 5-1-2014 | William Saletan
    Throughout history, religion has sanctioned and fueled the persecution of homosexuality. That dynamic may be drawing to an end. Polls, clerics, and denominations are shifting. Theology is adapting. Resistance to same-sex marriage is dwindling, and there’s no end in sight. For 15 years, the Ethics and Public Policy Center has hosted the Faith Angle Forum, a regular conference on religion and public life. Several weeks ago, the group met again to discuss current issues. Transcripts of the conference have just been posted on EPPC’s website. They underscore the extent of the anti-gay collapse. The first session, led by papal biographer...
  • First Oenly Gay Bishop Files for Divorce (25 Years)

    05/04/2014 2:30:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Gene Robinson made headlines in 2003 as the first openly gay Anglican bishop. Eleven years later, the Episcopalian has announced that he is filing for divorce from his partner of 25 years. In a post published by the Daily Beast, Robinson explained the situation. Recently, my partner and husband of 25-plus years and I decided to get divorced. While the details of our situation will remain appropriately private, I am seeking to be as open and honest in the midst of this decision as I have been in other dramatic moments of my life—coming out in 1986, falling in love,...
  • Destroy a Church in 4 Simple Steps

    04/28/2014 11:37:57 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 48 replies
    challies.com ^ | 4/28/14 | Tim Challies
    A short time ago I learned of a church building in our neighborhood that was for sale. For years now Grace Fellowship Church has been looking for a building of our own, so we thought we should go and give it a look. This had once been a thriving congregation. Faithful Christians had given sacrificially to construct that building. They had consecrated it to the Lord and had worshipped there for many years. Yet now that building was deserted, decaying, and up for sale. What happened? How did that church go from thriving to dying? How did it slide from...
  • Dissenting Priest Defies Church of England's Teaching on Marriage, 'Marries' his Homosexual Paramour

    04/15/2014 8:04:36 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    A practicing homosexual priest has defied the Church of England's ban on homosexual and lesbian clergy marrying by wedding his longtime male homosexual companion. The 58-year-old Canon Jeremy Pemberton, a divorced hospital chaplain, wed his long-term homosexual paramour, 51-year-old Laurence Cunnington, this past weekend. A leading member of the church's faithful wing has called for discipline of any clergy seen to be veering from Christian orthodoxy concerning marriage and warned of a "crisis" if the leadership failed to take action.LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The couple predict that they will be the first of many homosexual clergy to marry....
  • Washington Post: gay marriage is new test for Catholic Church

    04/07/2014 4:12:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 47 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | 4/6/2014 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    Details:   Having worked in Catholic church music ministry for nearly 40 years — basically his entire adult life — Mike McMahon thought he knew the landscape and his place in it. As a gay person, all was fine as long as he was “discreet.”And that worked for him even in the conservative Roman Catholic Diocese of Arlington, Va., where he was employed for about 30 of those years as music director at several parishes. In that time, McMahon, who has three graduate degrees in theology, also served as president of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians, the national body for...
  • Charlotte fallout: nun cancels all speaking engagements, takes leave from teaching

    04/05/2014 1:56:50 PM PDT · by NYer · 94 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | April 5, 2014 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    From The Catholic Herald: The Dominican sister who gave a presentation on sexuality to students at Charlotte Catholic High School that sparked controversy among students and parents last month is taking a sabbatical from teaching and canceling her other speaking engagements.The presentation March 21 by Dominican Sister Jane Dominic Laurel of Nashville, Tenn., entitled “Masculinity and Femininity: Difference and Gift,” drew the ire of hundreds of students and parents over the past two weeks, and their emotions boiled over during a parents meeting with school and diocesan leaders Wednesday night.Sister Jane has a doctorate in sacred theology from the Pontifical...
  • World Vision Board Member Resigns Over Gay Uproar

    04/03/2014 12:58:09 PM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    AP ^ | April 3, 2014 | Staff
    World Vision board member has resigned in protest after the Christian aid group quickly reversed its decision to hire employees in same-sex marriages. Jacquelline Fuller, director of corporate giving for Google Inc., said in an email Wednesday to The Associated Press that she remains a "huge fan" of the group's work on behalf of the poor, but she resigned Friday "as I disagreed with the decision to exclude gay employees who marry."
  • Boy Scouts of America ban troop leader who came out as homosexual on NBC News

    04/02/2014 4:04:25 PM PDT · by topher · 39 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Wed Apr 02, 2014 17:23 EST | by Kirsten Andersen
    SEATTLE, WA, April 2, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) have removed a Seattle-area troop leader and banned him from the organization for going public with his homosexuality, in what is thought to be the first such case since the BSA voted to allow openly homosexual youth, but not adults, to join. Scoutmaster Geoff McGrath, 49, a former Eagle Scout and leader of Troop 98 in Rainier Beach, had his BSA membership revoked Monday after an NBC News reporter contacted the organization seeking comment for a profile the network was doing on “the first openly gay Scoutmaster...
  • Court rules lesbian chef is owed $1.6M after boss prayed to 'cure her of her sexuality'

    04/01/2014 6:54:50 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 69 replies
    upi ^ | March 31, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    A New York appeals court has affirmed a lower court’s 2012 ruling that a lesbian chef is owed $1.6 million for being forced to attend weekly prayer meetings where her boss would regularly warn that "gay people" were "going to go to hell." Mirella Salemi sued Gloria's Tribeca Inc., Gloria's Tribecamex and principal owner Edward Globokar for violations of the New York City Human Rights Law after a string of incidents that occurred between 2004 and 2007. Gloria's Tribeca is a Mexican restaurant. Salemi was awarded $400,000 in compensatory damages and $1.2 million in punitive damages in what her lawyer,...
  • EDITORIAL: 20/20 hindsight at World Vision

    04/01/2014 6:01:16 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 13 replies
    wash times ^ | 4/1/14
    World Vision, an evangelical Christian charity that does good work the world over, stunned its donors last week with the announcement that henceforth it would employ the parties in a same-sex marriage. Not entirely surprising, two days later the policy was canceled. Call it World Vision’s 20/20 epiphany. World Vision is perhaps best known for recruiting sponsors for poor children overseas, and its supporters were shocked by its abandoning traditional and Christian values. They overwhelmed the switchboard with telephone calls and flooded the World Vision inbox with emails. They got results and an apology. “We have listened to you and...
  • Street preacher after he told two gay men homosexuality is a sin paid compensation

    03/31/2014 8:52:28 AM PDT · by DaveMSmith · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 09:43 EST, 31 March 2014 | MARTIN ROBINSON
    A Christian preacher arrested and imprisoned without food and water after he told two gay teenagers the Bible says homosexuality is a sin, has won Ł13,000 in compensation for poor treatment by police. John Craven, 57, says he was held by Greater Manchester Police after he told the couple 'God hates sin, but he loves the sinner'. The young men then kissed in front of him and approached a police officer and claimed Mr Craven's comments were 'insulting' and had caused them 'harassment and distress.' Mr Craven said he was 'grabbed roughly by the arm' on suspicion of public order...
  • The Apostasy of World Vision

    Last June, World Vision U.S president Richard Stearns stated that, “No one ever died of gay marriage,” thereby trivializing the importance of the issue, as if it contrasted with the organization’s mission of providing tangible relief to suffering humanity. Today, he went much further, claiming that this radical, unbiblical move is actually a “very narrow policy change” that should be viewed as “symbolic not of compromise but of [Christian] unity.” What? World Vision redefines the nature of marriage – the most fundamental institution of society, ordained by God in Genesis 2 as the lifelong union of a man and a...
  • Jesus loves kidnappers, too...

    03/19/2014 5:48:40 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    FideCogitActio: "Omnis per gratiam" ^ | March 19, 2014 | Codgitator
    “5 Now the end of the commandment is charity, from a pure heart, and a good conscience, and an unfeigned faith. 6 From which things some going astray, are turned aside unto vain babbling: 7 Desiring to be teachers of the law, understanding neither the things they say, nor whereof they affirm. 8 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully: 9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for the just man, but for the unjust and disobedient, for the ungodly, and for sinners, for the wicked and defiled, for murderers of...
  • Millionaire gay couple is suing to force a church to hold their wedding

    03/18/2014 3:00:21 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 67 replies
    http://thelibertarianrepublic.com ^ | march 18, 2014 | faith braverman
    A wealthy gay couple has decided to launch a lawsuit to force their church to perform their wedding. The Drewitt-Barlows, a millionaire couple from the U.K, stated, “We’ve launched a challenge to the government’s decision to allow some religious groups to opt out of marrying same-sex couples.” Both attend St. John the Baptist church, a branch of the Church of England, and have been in a civil partnership since 2006. Barrie Drewitt-Barlow said that he and his partner Tony, “feel we have the right as parishioners in our village to utilize the church we attend to get married. “It is no...
  • Erin Go Bye: Two Beer Makers Exit St. Patrick's Parades

    03/14/2014 6:57:44 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 150 replies
    NBC News ^ | 3/14/14 | AP
    The makers of Sam Adams and Heineken beer say they are withdrawing their sponsorship of St. Patrick's Day parades because organizers exclude gay groups. Boston Beer Co., Sam Adam's brewer, said in a statement Friday that it is disappointed that an agreement couldn't be reached between the gay rights advocacy group MassEquality and Boston parade organizers that would have allowed gay veterans to march. Meanwhile, Heineken USA said it was withdrawing from the New York City parade, and told CNBC on Friday: "We believe in equality for all. We are no longer a sponsor of Monday's parade." The decisions came...
  • Murdering the name of Jesus

    02/26/2014 12:02:37 PM PST · by fabian · 61 replies
    me, myseld, and I | 02/26/14 | fabian
    I have been quite appalled at how so very lost the supposed leaders of most of the churches of today are. They purport to represent Jesus' teachings, yet their is outright denial of the very powerful message that satan's grip on us to cause us to sin, is indeed broken. No, rather the ministers of today all over teach a watered down and lying ministry that Jesus merely has saved us from the aweful results of going to hell. Yet, in one simple sentence and act with Mary, when he told her to go and sin no more, he proved...
  • First Presbyterian narrowly votes to stay with denomination.

    02/23/2014 11:28:04 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | February 23, 2014 | Mike Tolson |
    A hard-fought effort to move one of Houston's iconic Christian churches from its long-standing denomination to a new, more conservative group narrowly failed Sunday, with the congregation voting heavily in favor of the move but falling short of the supermajority needed for approval. The leadership of First Presbyterian Church, which was established shortly after Houston's founding, had unanimously endorsed the move from Presbyterian Church USA to the breakaway denomination called ECO, A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians. The senior pastor, his staff, and the elected leaders from the congregation argued that PCUSA, the nation's largest Presbyterian body, had become too...
  • Former Black Diamond Officer, Husband Say Chief Used Gay Slurs

    02/21/2014 10:39:49 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 61 replies
    k=KIRO ^ | David Ham
    Scott Oak and his husband, Jamie Smith, said they heard Black Diamond Police Chief Jamey Kiblinger use the word "fag" repeatedly. "Cops can talk rough, and I understand things like that, but she used it to personally attack me," said Oak, who was a Black Diamond police officer. He left in 2012. His husband said that he heard Kiblinger use the slur in front of them at a work-related party back in 2011. "When she said that, other officers looked around, and she looked around and she put her hand over her mouth like, ‘Oh my gosh.’ She knew she...
  • Christian Rapper Responds To Macklemore’s “Same Love”, Gets Death Threats From LGBT Community

    02/17/2014 7:05:43 AM PST · by Texas Eagle · 89 replies
    therightscoop.com ^ | 2/16/14 | therightscoop
    Admittedly I don’t listen to Christian rap or rap of any kind for that matter, but after watching this news report I had to hear Bizzle’s new song which is a well thought out response from a Christian perspective to Macklemore’s song “Same Love.”- (the song the played at the Grammys for the big gay wedding.) And let me say Bizzle’s new song doesn’t pull any punches at all. It treads in love but it doesn’t tread lightly. It’s quite powerful actually. But first, watch this news report by KHOU on how Bizzle’s life is being threatened because of his...
  • Team Obama's Topsy-Turvy Rhetoric Escalates the War on Faith

    02/05/2014 1:52:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2014 | Ken Blackwell
    A favorite tactic of this Administration is to engage in outrageous behavior, and then – with the support of its allies – put its opponents on the defensive by accusing them of engaging in the conduct of which it is in fact guilty. So, for example, the Obama Administration takes far-out positions on social issues— then labels as “extreme” anyone who stands up for mainstream values. The White House promotes monetary policies that destroy jobs– and then attacks the business community for driving “income inequality.” The latest example of this “jujitsu” maneuver involves the Health and Human Services contraceptive mandate...