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  • Alert to my Christian FReeper Friends - Please Vote

    10/29/2014 11:31:23 AM PDT · by TNoldman · 24 replies
    10/29/2014 | TNoldman
    I want to encourage my Christian FReeper friends to get out and VOTE. Our Country is in trouble and we need change to restore American values. That will not happen if you stay home. Our NOT VOTING is helping the Democrats. Consider going to www.123vote.com and also viewing the Youtube video of iPledge at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miELdKs5fqY&feature=youtu.be&t=10m46s I am encouraging you to vote for the Candidates that MOST closely meet Biblical Principles. We could have had a much better outcome if we all had voted for Mitt Romney in 2012.
  • What Really Counts (Greg Laurie devotional)

    10/28/2014 2:51:46 PM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 1 replies
    Harvest.org ^ | 10/24/2014 | Pastor Greg Laurie
    "If I make you light-bearers, you don't think I'm going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I'm putting you on a light stand. Now that I've put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand--shine!" — Matthew 5:15 How should I live my life on this earth? What purpose does God have in mind for me, now that I have received His Son, Jesus Christ, into my heart? These are questions every believer should ask, because if you have no goals or purpose, you can waste your life. As I have often said, if you aim at...
  • Christian rapper Jackie Hill-Perry comes out as ex-gay firebrand

    10/28/2014 9:06:47 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 8 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, October 27, 2014 | David Daniels
    Jackie Hill-Perry considers herself not merely an agent of change, but its embodiment as well.A Christian spoken-word poet from Chicago, Ms. Hill-Perry professes to be a former lesbian — a change she ascribes to God.God, she says, "not only changes your affections and your heart, but He gives you new affections that you didn't have." Now married to a Christian man, the 25-year-old poet is pregnant with the newlyweds' first child, which is due Dec. 13.Her debut spoken-word album "The Art of Joy" will be released for free on Nov. 4 by Humble Beast record label.Ms. Hill-Perry's experience runs...
  • Christian right key to Republican performance in U.S. midterms

    10/27/2014 2:16:20 PM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/27/2014 | Alistair Bell
    (Reuters) - If Republicans win control of the Senate in the midterm elections they should say a prayer of thanks for Christian conservatives. Although they get little attention from candidates, white evangelical Christian voters are likely to be fundamental to any Republican victories in the key Senate races, especially in the South. Reuters/Ipsos polling data shows evangelicals are more enthusiastic than the general population about the midterms.
  • Flip on the light of life

    10/26/2014 12:35:11 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-26-14 | The Looking Spoon
    A little piece I did...Happy Sunday!
  • My Conservative Credo!

    10/25/2014 2:14:02 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 12 replies
    Self | 10/25/14 | Me
    I believe in the timeless ideals that once made America the "last, best hope of mankind"! I denounce any form of intrusive and unilateral government that does not serve the rights and will of the people. I believe "We the People" can accomplish anything when liberty, hard work and accountability are non-negotiable. We can reform healthcare, without denying individual liberty and caving in to highly inept and wasteful socialized medicine. We can honor legal immigration, the promise that is America, without abandoning our borders and sovereignty. We can reward hard work and private enterprise, the innovative spirit of industry, instead...
  • Former Connecticut church sold for benefit of local Muslim community

    10/23/2014 6:46:31 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    The Episcopal Church in Connecticut ^ | October 23, 2014 | Karin Hamilton
    The Episcopal Church in Connecticut (ECCT) has sold its property at 35 Harris Road, Avon, former home to Christ Episcopal Church, to the Farmington Valley American Muslim Center, Inc. (FVAMC). The sale, for $1.1 million, was completed on Oct. 21. The building was vacated after the congregation voted in 2012 to dissolve as a parish and close by the end of that year. The following spring, Bishop Ian T. Douglas and other ECCT staff hosted a meeting of community leaders and interested residents to discern how the property could best be used “as an asset to God’s mission of restoration...
  • In Idaho, Christian Pastors Ordered to Perform Gay Marriages. You Will Be Made to Care.

    10/18/2014 5:02:00 PM PDT · by cblue55 · 48 replies
    Red State ^ | October 18, 2014 | Erik Erikson
    It is one of the tenets of the current movement toward gay marriage. They get to get married, Christians are forced to provide goods and services if they demand it, but — and this is the key caveat of it all — but Christian ministers will not be forced to wed gays because of their religious concerns.
  • Pakistani Court Upholds Blasphemy Death Sentence Against Christian Woman

    10/17/2014 6:56:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    CNS News ^ | October 17, 2014 | Patrick Goodenough
    A high court in Pakistan on Thursday upheld the death sentence for Asia Bibi, a Christian mother of five who in 2010 became the first Pakistani woman to be sentenced to death for “blasphemy,” after Muslim fellow laborers accused her of insulting Mohammed. After the high court in the Punjab provincial capital Lahore dismissed Bibi’s appeal, an organization that campaigns against Pakistan’s notorious laws accused the panel’s two judges of being swayed by about 25 Islamic clerics who it said were present in the courtroom “to apply pressure.” ... Under Pakistan’s penal code, insulting Mohammed or desecrating the Qur’an are...
  • The Vindication of Christian Sexual Ethics

    10/16/2014 7:54:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/16/2014 | David French
    Over at The Weekly Standard, Heather Mac Donald has penned an outstanding cover story chronicling the ongoing collapse of sexual-revolution values on college campuses. It turns out that sexual “liberation” has not led to sexual fulfillment, but instead to a landscape littered with broken hearts, long-lasting psychic pain, and a consequent desperate effort to create and enforce a bizarre “neo-Victorian” sexual ethic grounded not in any real morality, but instead in an effort to use institutional power to shift the emotional, psychological, and legal consequences of sexual regret and ambiguity to men and — as much as possible —...
  • 7 More Words You Didn’t Know Had Christian Origins

    10/13/2014 8:58:52 AM PDT · by millegan · 20 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | Oct 13th, 2014 | ChurchPOP
    Previously, we brought you “7 Words You Didn’t Know Had Christian Origins.” But, of course, Christians have contributed far more than just seven words to our language! So here are seven more words you didn’t know had Christian origins. 1) Goodbye “Goodbye” (also “goodby,” “good bye,” or “good-bye”), comes from the older English term “godbwye,” which is a contraction of “God be with ye.” (“God be with ye” = “godbwye”) The French (adieu) and Spanish (adios) words for parting ways are also related to commending the person to God. [There are 6 more at the link]
  • John Hagee Today, "Four Blood Moons: It's Changing, Why?

    10/10/2014 12:32:17 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 59 replies
    itbn.org ^ | Oct 8, 2014 | John Hagee Ministries
    (video only) Sorry for the source - but they have the bandwidth to handle many views. I met John for the 2nd time earlier this year. I may not agree with quite everything he says or how he says it, but I've enjoyed meeting him. Some don't like him - Some will just hate the thread outright. BUT I invite you to listen - the firs 10 minutes he discusses ISIS and Ferguson, Missouri. So, FWIW
  • Nazi’s National Reich Church Anything But Christian

    10/09/2014 7:28:17 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 118 replies
    leomcneil.net ^ | October 9, 2014 | Leo McNeil
    Every so often someone will make the claim that Adolf Hitler’s National Socialist German Workers Party is both conservative and Christian. National Socialism is neither. It isn’t conservative, certainly not on the American political spectrum. National Socialism is closer to Obama’s outlook than anything else. Each believed government should dictate the economy but allowed private business to carry out the orders of the state in a for profit manner. Obamacare would fit right into National Socialism. Government dictates what healthcare policies will look like, creates mountains of paperwork to be filled out and then allows private companies to sell what...
  • Why do so many liberals despise Christianity?

    10/08/2014 8:10:44 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 74 replies
    The Week ^ | Oct. 8, 2014 | Damon Linker
    Liberals increasingly want to enforce a comprehensive, uniformly secular vision of the human good. And they see alternative visions of the good as increasingly intolerable.... Palmer... expresses "ambivalence," "suspicion," and "visceral discomfort" ... that these men and women are motivated to make "long-term commitments to address the health problems of poor Africans," to "risk their lives," and to accept poor compensation (and sometimes none at all) because of their Christian faith. The question is why he considers this a problem... Gordon College, a small Christian school north of Boston, is facing the possibility of having its accreditation revoked... In accordance...
  • Was America Founded as a Christian Nation?

    10/05/2014 6:02:28 PM PDT · by vabible · 80 replies
    Vabible.wordpress.com ^ | October 5, 2014 | Roland Peer
    I have heard much impassioned debate lately about the question of whether America was founded as a Christian nation, so let's set the record straight here. The concept of a Christian nation is not found in the Bible, because it is impossible to have a Christian nation in this day and age. Christianity is the way of freedom and liberty. To receive Jesus Christ's free offer of eternal life is a matter of personal choice and conscience, mysteriously wrought in the individual human heart, will, and soul as God's Spirit draws all men to Himself. Therefore, it is impossible to...
  • School accused of 'purging' Christian books

    09/30/2014 5:09:05 PM PDT · by 444Flyer · 17 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 9-23-14 | Todd Starnes
    It’s hard to imagine that any school would have a problem with a book about a Christian family that helped Jews escape the Holocaust. But Springs Charter Schools in Temecula, Calif., not only had a problem with “The Hiding Place,” they also took issue with any other book that was written by a Christian author or included a Christian message. “We do not purchase sectarian educational materials and do not allow sectarian materials on our state-authorized lending shelves,” Superintendent Kathleen Hermsmeyer wrote in a letter to attorneys at the Pacific Justice Institute (PJI). Pacific Justice Institute is representing a parent...
  • Public school 'purges' Christian authors from library

    09/29/2014 7:29:19 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 27 replies
    http://www.wnd.com/ ^ | Sept 27, 2014 | BOB UNRUH
    A charter school in Southern California is facing the threat of a lawsuit for “purging” Christian books from its library. snip ....Brad Dacus told WND that among the books was “The Hiding Place,” the story of Corrie ten Boom, a Dutch woman sent to a prison camp by the Nazis of World War II for helping Jews escape. Dacus said PJI’s legal team and the district have exchanged letters already. snip Strictly religious books, such as the Bible or the Quran, routinely are on library shelves, he argued. Dacus said an immediate correction of the school’s policy would prevent a...
  • 'Bizarre coincidence': Another Oklahoma Muslim threatened co-worker with beheading last week

    09/29/2014 7:15:59 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 33 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 9-29-14 | Thomas Lifson
    ISIS may have called on Muslims the world over to attack Americans (and the “filthy French”), but when two Muslims in Oklahoma act on that call using beheading (or the threat thereof) as their method, The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City’s daily newspaper, calls it a “bizarre coincidence.” Nolan Clay writes: In a bizarre coincidence, a fired Oklahoma City nursing home employee was arrested Friday after a co-worker reported he threatened to cut her head off. Jacob Mugambi Muriithi, 30, is being held in the Oklahoma County jail on a terrorism complaint. His bail is set at $1 million. “We take these...
  • Princeton Professor: Cultural Elite Can No Longer Tolerate Christians (Video)

    09/28/2014 10:34:44 AM PDT · by blueyon · 30 replies
    TheDC ^ | 9/28/14 | Ginni Thomas
    Last May, one of the most influential conservative and religious intellectual leader in America gave a somber speech in Washington, declaring it to be “Good Friday in America for Christians.” In this exclusive two part video interview, Princeton’s Robert P. George admitted, “that was a hard speech to give.” “Christians, and those rejecting the me-generation liberal dogma of ‘if it feels good do it,’ are no longer tolerable by the intellectual and cultural elite,” says George, 59, director of the James Madison program at Princeton University. Citing the political witch hunt....
  • Interview with Don Hank: Interpreting What is Happening in the U.S., Europe and Russia today

    09/24/2014 6:15:12 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 18 replies
    Julio Severo ^ | Julio Severo
    Interview with Don Hank: Interpreting What is Happening in the U.S., Europe and Russia today By Julio Severo As an American conservative evangelical who speaks and reads Russian and several European and Asian languages, Don Hank is uniquely able to explain the major challenges and dangers to the U.S., Europe and Russia. In this interview, he will help international and especially Brazilian readers to understand what is happening to these cultures that have Christian traditions. Don has a special concern for Christians being persecuted, raped and slaughtered as a result of misguided and malevolent geopolitical policies from the Western...
  • The Irony of California's Ousting of Campus Christian Groups

    09/19/2014 11:56:01 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 23 replies
    A disturbing story came and went, barely noticed a few weeks ago. InterVarsity Christian Fellowship is being unceremoniously booted off the campuses of California's 23 state universities. This begins with a process of "derecognizing" these as legitimate campus groups. Why? Though everyone is welcome at their ministry events, ICVF reserves leadership only for those committed to their goals and creed, just as a homosexual group would presumably reserve leadership for gays or those who affirm its pro-gay agenda. Or a Muslim group for Muslims. InterVarsity Christian Fellowship is a network of campus ministries. It is evangelical in orientation and has...
  • THE CARPENTER'S SHOP: Persecution of Christians affects millions worldwide

    09/20/2014 3:31:56 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    The Destin Log ^ | Friday, September 19, 2014 | Dr. Barry K. Carpenter
    THE CARPENTER'S SHOP: Persecution of Christians affects millions worldwide By Dr. Barry K. Carpenter Published: Friday, September 19, 2014 at 11:03 AM. Christians around the world are experiencing unprecedented persecution. Reporter and news analyst Kirsten Powers, interviewed in the Daily Beast, said, “Christians in the Middle East and Africa are being slaughtered, tortured, raped, kidnapped, beheaded, and forced to flee the birthplace of Christianity. The silence has been nearly deafening.” It seems open season on Christians. It is more pronounced, more bold, more contagious, and in more numbers than at any other time in history. It may appear to...
  • Kurdish Peshmerga free some Christian villages occupied by jihadists

    09/17/2014 1:36:22 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    Asia News ^ | September 17, 2014
    US air raids fundamental. The Islamist militants mined many houses before fleeing. Syriac Christians return to the city of Alqosh, liberated days ago, and celebrate the feast of the patron saint. Erbil (AsiaNews / Agencies) - At least seven Christian villages in northern Iraq have been freed after a series of clashes between Kurdish Peshmerga and Islamic State jihadists.The seven villages are located west of Erbil, on the Nineveh plain. The Kurdish military commanders emphasize the fundamental contribution of the air raids carried out by the United States and report that the jihadists mined many houses before fleeing. Since early...
  • The Muslim Brotherhood’s Inter-Faith Charade

    09/16/2014 5:34:30 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | September 16, 2014 | Mark Tapson
    Dr. Mark Christian is the President and Executive Director of the Global Faith Institute (GFI), a Christian organization based in Omaha, Nebraska dedicated to “the proclamation and pursuit of truth as it relates Middle Eastern history and current happenings.” Dr. Christian, an Egyptian-born Christian convert from Islam related to high-ranking leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, is now engaged in a battle to root out the Brotherhood influence in what is called the Tri-Faith Initiative, a building project in Omaha.
  • Marian Ibraheen: Embassy Wouldn't Listen To Me, Thanks Lanier

    09/16/2014 5:00:35 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 16, 2014 | Breitbart TV
    Mariam Ibraheem, a Sudanese woman sentenced to death for converting to Christianity reported that officials at the US Embassy in Sudan initially “refused to deal with” her, while thanking the current US Charge D’Affairs to Sudan, Ambassador Jerry Lanier for his work on her behalf, through a translator on Monday’s “Kelly File” on the Fox News Channel.
  • US Knew Turkey Aided Al Qaeda But Did Nothing to Stop It

    09/15/2014 6:34:46 PM PDT · by xzins · 25 replies
    Asbarez.com ^ | September 15th, 2014 | ARA KHACHATOURIAN
    When Armenian-Americans voiced their anger over Turkey’s role in the incursion into Kessab last spring, US authorities merely expressed “concern” about the well-being of Armenians and Christian minorities. Despite the community’s insistence that Turkey was directly involved in allowing the al Qaeda-affiliated Al Nusra rebels to freely enter Kessab, the US State Department was reticent in fingering its NATO ally. Fast forward to today when the Obama Administration is leading a fragile coalition against the Islamic State for Iraq and Syria, an off shoot of Al Nusra known as ISIS, and Turkey is, once again, rejecting American access to its...
  • Dozens of Christians 'including women and children' are arrested in Saudi Arabia

    09/15/2014 9:08:29 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 26 replies
    Mail ^ | 15 Sep 14 | Matthew Blake for MailOnline
    Islamist police in Saudi Arabia have stormed a Christian prayer meeting and arrested its entire congregation, including women and children, and confiscated their bibles, it has been reported. The raid was the latest incident of a swingeing crackdown on religious minorities in Saudi Arabia by the country's hard-line Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice. The 28 Christians were said to be worshipping at the home of an Indian national in the eastern city of Khafji, when the police entered the building and took them into custody. They have not been seen or heard from since,...
  • Connect the dots: Obama met with cleric who supports Hezbollah on 9/11 (Christian Conf. Exposed)

    09/14/2014 3:22:31 PM PDT · by Kaosinla · 7 replies
    AllenBWest.com ^ | 9/12/2014 | Lt. Col. Allen West
    "The Maronite leader said the meeting with Obama was productive, according to the Daily Star.” Productive for whom and in what manner? It seems Iran has found a way to influence American foreign policy even while they denounce America and build a nuclear capability. There can be no doubt that this whole episode was devised by the Ayatollahs, Hasan Rouhani, their best proxy army Hezbollah, and its leader Hasan Nasrallah. How better to infiltrate D.C. at this time than to masquerade as holding a conference on defending Christians — interestingly enough there was no support from the major Christian conservative...
  • Ted Cruz Is No Hero For Insulting A Room Of Persecuted Christians

    09/11/2014 12:26:24 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 192 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/11/2014 | Mollie Hemingway
    ...We learn of a Maronite Christian seeking a liaison with Hezbollah and it sounds horrifically bad until you realize the purpose is to work together to fight ISIS, for instance. Her descriptive language for the various Christian leaders...suggests a lack of intimacy with the topic.... ...When Cruz was supposed to give the keynote address and discuss the deadly serious topic of persecution of Christians, he instead insulted a largely immigrant and foreign crowd as a group that didn’t understand their own political situation and stomped out of the room after calling them a bunch of haters.... The fact is, as...
  • why ted cruz was right to walk out on the 'in defense of christians' conference

    09/13/2014 12:16:29 AM PDT · by Kaosinla · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/12/2014 | Katie Gorka
    What I discovered the next day is that Cruz had known exactly what he was doing.  Indeed, he had read the article that had been published about the event just that day and which essentially repeated Frank Ghadry’s allegation that the conference organizers were close to Hezbollah.   Whether Cruz ever contemplated withdrawing from the event is not certain, but what is clear is that he was keenly aware of the alleged links between the organizers of the event and Hezbollah, and he was not going to let that go untested.  Many have criticized Cruz since the event, saying he should have...
  • Tim Tebow joining ABC's 'GMA' as contributor

    09/12/2014 9:12:13 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 45 replies
    www.wokv.com ^ | Updated: 10:55 a.m. Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 | Staff
    LOS ANGELES — Tim Tebow is taking the field for "Good Morning America." ABC said Thursday that the Heisman Trophy winner is joining the program as a contributor starting Monday. Tebow will be part of the show's new "Motivate Me Monday" segment that highlights people and their stories of triumph. ABC says he'll appear in the studio and from locations across America. Tebow is an analyst for ESPN and the SEC Network. He led the Denver Broncos to the playoffs in 2012, followed by short stints with the New York Jets and New England Patriots. When he was hired as...
  • Tim Tebow Joins 'Good Morning America' as Contributor

    09/11/2014 3:55:34 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 17 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 12:37 PM PDT 9/11/2014 | Philiana Ng
    Already ingrained in the Disney-ABC family as an ESPN analyst, Tebow officially makes his debut on the current No. 1 morning talk show as the newest contributor on Sept. 15. In his new role, Tebow is expected to appear in the GMA studio and in cities across the U.S. as he launches GMA's "Motivate Me Monday" series, which spotlights individuals and their stories of triumph.
  • Arab Christians Boo Ted Cruz for Pro-Israel Remarks

    09/11/2014 2:16:10 PM PDT · by xzins · 131 replies
    CBN ^ | 11 Sep 14 | CBN
    A group of Middle Eastern Christians booed Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, off the stage after speaking in support of Israel at an event in Washington, D.C. The event, sponsored by the group In Defense of Christians, was billed as a gathering of Middle Eastern Christian leaders. They were trying to raise awareness about the threat to Arab minorities by the Islamic terrorists. Cruz spoke about Christian solidarity with Israel and standing against terrorist groups like ISIS. But some in the crowd were Palestinian Christian supporters of the Syrian government and even the terrorist group Hezbollah. "Those who hate Israel hate...
  • bonhoeffer on what a christian under the cross can offer that a secular therapist cannot

    09/11/2014 7:50:13 AM PDT · by rhema · 8 replies
    TGC ^ | 9/8/14 | Justin Taylor
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together: Whoever lives beneath the cross of Jesus, and has discerned in the cross of Jesus the utter ungodliness of all people and of their own hearts, will find there is no sin that can ever be unfamiliar. Whoever has once been appalled by the horror of their own sin, which nailed Jesus to the cross, will no longer be appalled by even the most serious sin of another Christian; rather they know the human heart from the cross of Jesus. Such persons know how totally lost is the human heart in sin and weakness, how it...
  • Here are the latest numbers on porn: you’d better sit down

    09/09/2014 8:56:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 41 replies
    LIFE SITE ^ | John Stonestreet
    In the spring of 2000, Zogby International asked more than a thousand U.S. adults whether they had ever visited a sexually-oriented web site. Only one in five had done so. Among born-again Christians, 18 percent had gone to such sites, just three percentage points less than the general public. Well, fast forward to today. A group called Proven Men Ministries commissioned the Barna Group to examine current pornography use. You might want to sit down for this—Barna found that 64 percent of American men and 20 percent of women view pornography at least monthly. And for Christian men, that number...
  • God’s Call to Warriors

    09/09/2014 4:38:51 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    Decision Magazine ^ | April, 2014 | Gen. Jerry Boykin
    I love warriors. I love being with warriors. I don’t care how badly injured you are. I don’t care if you’re blind. I don’t care if you are missing limbs. You’ve got a warrior’s heart. You’re a warrior, and you need to continue being a warrior. Exodus 15:3 says: “The Lord is a warrior; the Lord is his name” (NIV). Exodus is pretty early in the Bible. And then in the last book of the Bible, in Revelation 19, it says He’s coming back. As what? As a warrior. It says He’s coming back riding a white horse and...
  • The Occupational Hazard for Prophetic Voices

    09/07/2014 9:53:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 7, 2014 | Michael Youssef
    Whenever prophetic voices rise to explain world events from a non-secular perspective, those voices are minimized as “fringe” and “lunatic.” But that is simply an occupational hazard of offering a prophetic voice. They will be beaten to a pulp by competing godless voices until they give in or give up. For example, consider today’s voices in the wilderness that connect this country’s moral collapse to the twin scourges of terrorism and financial indebtedness. Anyone that connects our current struggles to our own spiritual and moral vacuum will be labeled a “nut.” I mean, who wants to hear about such things,...
  • Iraqi Christian woman details how militants kidnapped her 3-year-old

    09/05/2014 2:32:11 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    cns ^ | September 3, 2014 | Simon Caldwell
    MANCHESTER, England (CNS) -- An Iraqi Christian woman has described how her 3-year-old daughter was abducted by Islamist terrorists. Christina Khider Abada was seated beside her mother, Ayda Abada, on a bus when captors from the Islamic State snatched her and took her away. Ayda and Khider Abada discuss with residents of Ankawa, Iraq, how their daughter was kidnapped by Islamic State militants. (CNS/Sahar Mansour) According to an account by the mother, who followed her daughter off the bus, the crying child was passed from one militant to another while Ayda Abada begged for her to be returned. Finally, the...
  • Rev. Graham: ‘As I Read the News, I Can’t Help But Wonder if We're in Last Hours’

    09/05/2014 11:04:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 83 replies
    CNS news ^ | 9/4/14 | Michael W Chapman
    Rev. Franklin Graham, head of the international Christian aid group Samaritan’s Purse and son of world-renowned preacher Billy Graham, said that given all the “bad news” about the killing of Christians by Muslims in some countries, and attacks on Christians by the media and the government even in America, he cannot “help but wonder if we are in the last hours before our Lord Jesus Christ returns.”
  • Rose Warmer brought the Word of God in Auschwitz (Messianic Jew)

    09/03/2014 5:04:18 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 5 replies
    Before the start of the Holocaust, Jewish born Rose Warmer found her Messiah. When her people were being deported, she longed to go with them. She handed herself in, was transported to Auschwitz and brought the people there the Word of God. Rising anti-Semitism Rose was born in a well-to-do Jewish family in Hungary. She studied art, music and dance and led a wandering artist’s life in Vienna and Budapest. In the 1930s when Nazism was rising, anti-Semitism too was growing day by day. Jews were being forced to wear the yellow star and were thrown out of professional jobs...
  • Is there a microchip implant in your future?

    08/30/2014 3:42:26 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 111 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/29/2014 | Fox News
    You can inject one under your skin and no one will ever notice. Using short-range radio frequency identification (RFID) signals, it can transmit your identity as you pass through a security checkpoint or walk into a football stadium. It can help you buy groceries at Wal-Mart. In a worst-case scenario – if you are kidnapped in a foreign country, for example – it could save your life. Microchip implants like the ones pet owners use to track their dogs and cats could become commonplace in humans in the next decade. Experts are divided on whether they’re appropriate for people, but...
  • 1,500-year-old 'magical' papyrus is first to refer to Last Supper

    09/02/2014 10:11:49 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 72 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 2 September 2014 | Sarah Griffiths for
    It has laid largely unstudied in a university library for more than 100 years. But now a 1,500-year-old papyrus has been identified as one of the world’s earliest surviving Christian charms. The ‘remarkable’ document contains some of the earliest documented references to The Last Supper and sheds new light on early Christian practices, experts say.
  • Never Again

    09/01/2014 11:07:47 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 9-1-14 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    How many times have we heard: “Never again”? (Or taken selfies at a concentration camp or Holocaust museum with those words?) How often have we quoted: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing”? And yet: Do we do nothing? What do we actually say in the face of evil? “I don’t want to have on my conscience that I was complicit in something as horrendous as this simply by being quiet,” is how Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the archbishop of Washington, D.C., reflected on the persecution being conducted against Christians and other...
  • Child sex abuser from Gaithersburg-area sentenced to 40 years in prison

    08/28/2014 6:07:14 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    Washington post ^ | Dan Morse
    Nathaniel Morales, who was recently convicted of sexually abusing boys he met in a Gaithersburg church decades ago, was sentenced to 40 years in prison Thursday. In two trials in May, jurors found Morales guilty of a series of counts of sex abuse and sex offense. Victims gave powerful testimonies of what Morales did to them and the lasting effect it had.
  • Midlothian schools cover up religious plaques

    08/27/2014 3:46:50 PM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 18 replies
    My Fox DFW ^ | 8-26-14 | Tracy Delatte
    Dedication plaques at two Midlothian elementary schools will be replaced because they reference God and the Holy Christian Church. Superintendent Jerome Stewart confirmed the plaques at Mountain Peak Elementary and Longbranch Elementary are covered up for now. Over the summer, someone complained about the plaque at Mountain Peak to the Freedom from Religion Foundation. After doing some research, the organization sent a letter to the Midlothian ISD. The 2-by-3-foot display next to the front entrance of the school included two Latin crosses and read, “Dedicated in the year of our Lord 1997 to the education of God's children and to...
  • Onward Christian Soliders? Not Likely

    08/27/2014 2:36:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    Standing on my head ^ | August 27, 2014 | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    George Tate George Tate was in the US Army in World War II. He served in a unit that was establishing communication lines across the Himalayas.George’s son, Sid is a parishioner, he said about his Dad, “His plane was riddled with enemy gunfire going in, and as I understand it his job was conducted in an active combat zone. He received the Bronze Star, which was the military’s 4th highest award: Awarded to ‘any person whom while serving in with the United States military after 6 December 1941, that distinguished himself or herself apart from his or her comrades...
  • Catholics and the "Men's Rights Movement"

    08/25/2014 6:15:44 AM PDT · by matthewrobertolson · 19 replies
    Catholic Analysis ^ | 25 August 2014 | Matthew Olson
    In this show, I discuss the central concerns of the "Men's Rights Movement", how the social doctrine of the Church matches up with it, and what simply must be done in this area in order to prevent societal collapse. LISTEN ON YOUTUBE (Alternative link, via Vimeo.) Summary: I start off with a note to women and I complain about the modern media's terrible influence in these matters. I make note of what I call "practical polygamy" (80-90% of women chasing after 10-20% of men). Perhaps most controversially, I tackle the issue of the advanced education of women and their "right"...
  • UKRAINE Donetsk: 172-day prayer Marathon

    08/23/2014 8:30:57 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 3 replies
    172-day prayer Marathon. Today at the first time of prayer, to the venue were not able to reach people because of the obstela block posts on Motel and Gornostaevskoj. In Donetsk there is no safe area, where you could feel safe. Today is the most exciting news is the release of our brother Yevgeny Francuka, who was in the unknown more than three weeks. God saved the life of this man, who was abducted while attempting to evacuate a disabled person from the hospital. More than two hours, three groups of people have been looking for Eugene, where expect...
  • State Department Spokesman Caught in MAJOR LIE about ISIS and Turkey

    08/22/2014 8:31:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    Walid Shoebat ^ | August 21, 2014 | Ben Barrack
    In another heated exchange between State Department spokesman Marie Harf and AP reporter Matt Lee, the issue of whether any governments are funding ISIS / ISIL is proving to be a hot button issue. In this particular exchange, Qatar is the focus but other countries – specifically Turkey – should start getting spotlighted soon. Harf contends that there is “no evidence” of governments funding ISIL but Lee calls her on that assertion based on a quote from President Obama. To say there is “no evidence” that any government is “supporting this group (ISIS)” is a major lie ... Let’s go...
  • Isaiah 59:7-8 KJV (CHAT)

    08/19/2014 4:29:35 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 14 replies
    BibleGateway.Com ^ | A very long time ago | Bible
    Isaiah 59:7-8 King James Version (KJV) 7 Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths. 8 The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace.