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  • 'Rotten fruit' endemic in this entire industry [Christian Publishing]

    05/20/2016 2:53:17 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 13 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 5/20/2016 | Jim Fletcher
    Although few talk about it publicly, I continue to be astonished by the rotten fruit in the Christian book publishing industry. I feel almost forced to say this at the outset: There are still good publishers. There are still good authors. There is still some good material being produced. It’s just not mostly in the popular categories/circles (makers). Checking out Christian retailing online the other day was a real downer. Among the top-selling books/authors making their rounds through evangelical circles: "Jesus Calling," "The Power of I Am" (Joel Osteen), Thom Rainer, Rick Warren, Jen Hatmaker, Steven Furtick and "Half Truths"...
  • Christian Officials Begin Restoration Work On The Church Of Holy Sepulcher

    05/20/2016 10:04:11 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 20,2016 | AP
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Christian officials have launched historic restoration work at the Tomb of Jesus inside the Church of Holy Sepulcher, site where tradition holds Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected.
  • CBS: Religious Freedom a 'License to Discriminate' for 'Extreme' Christians

    05/17/2016 12:55:08 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    MRC Newsbusters ^ | May 16, 2016 | Kyle Drennen
    In a slanted hit piece against religious freedom laws for CBS Sunday Morning, correspondent Mark Strassmann proclaimed: "North Carolina's public bathrooms are the new frontier in American civil rights law....Just since the beginning of this year, lawmakers in 34 states have proposed so-called 'bathroom' bills and 'religious freedom' laws that, critics say, target gay, lesbian and transgender people."The reporter argued that the source of such supposed discrimination was signed into law decades earlier: "These state actions descend from a little-known bipartisan bill signed into law by President Clinton back in 1993....The Religious Freedom Restoration Act, or RFRA, prohibited the government...
  • 'Life is horrible': Syria's Christians fear total genocide

    05/15/2016 10:09:47 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 15, 2016 | Hollie McKay
    Only a handful of mostly sick or elderly Christians remain in the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, and Syrian Christians fear the forces that have brought that city’s population of Gospel followers to the brink of extinction could do the same for the entire nation. An estimated dozen Christian families are still in the northern city, forced under threat of execution to convert, pay an “infidel” tax or go into hiding. Forbidden from leaving, they also face death from attacks directed at ISIS by Damascus, Russia and the U.S.-led Western coalition. “We are trying to help them escape or stay safe,...
  • Syrian Refugee ‘Surge’ to U.S. in April: 440 Muslims, 10 Yazidis, 1 Christian

    05/11/2016 5:08:46 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 5 replies
    cns news ^ | 5/11/16
    The Obama administration’s “surge” of Syrian refugee admissions approved for resettlement in the United States jumped by 37 percent in April – to 451 from 330 the previous month. Of those 451, 426 were Sunni Muslims and one was a Christian, according to State Department Refugee Processing Center data. The remaining 24 comprised nine Shi’a Muslims, five other Muslims and 10 Yazidis. The first ten days of May have brought a further 99 admissions, all Sunnis. President Obama last fall pledged to admit 10,000 Syrian refugees in fiscal year 2016. After a slow start – four months into FY2016, only...
  • Why Turkey's Historic Churches Are Being Turned Into Mosques

    05/09/2016 6:13:49 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Clarion Project ^ | May 9, 2016 | Uzay Bulut
    Christians in Turkey have become a tiny minority. The few remaining Christian churches in Anatolia are also on the path to total annihilation. Christians in Turkey have – throughout the centuries -- been turned into a tiny, dwindling minority. The remaining few Christian churches in Anatolia are also on the path to total annihilation. Hagia Sophia in Trabzon: Church-mosque-museum and now mosque again. The Hagia Sophia, Greek for “Holy Wisdom,” was one of the many historic Orthodox churches located in the city of Trabzon. ... The city of Trabzon .. is located in the ancient land of Pontos, in the...
  • 4 Reasons Why Every Christian Should be Pro-Life on Abortion

    05/04/2016 12:20:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | May 3 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Lately, a number of abortion activists have been claiming that their faith is the reason they support abortion. Abortionist Willie Parker calls his deadly practice a “ministry,” saying Christianity inspires him to help pregnant women who are struggling. Abortionist-in-training Carolyn Payne says Christianity led her to believe that doing abortions “is one of the most meaningful ways I feel I can contribute to making the world a more fair and equal place for women.” Equality and compassion toward the suffering are key aspects of Christianity, but abortion supporters who call themselves Christians limit these values, refusing to extend them to...
  • Planned Parenthood CEO: My Proudest Moment is Forcing Christians to Pay for Abortion Drugs

    05/03/2016 2:25:51 PM PDT · by NYer · 38 replies
    Life News ^ | May 2, 2016 | MICAIAH BILGER
    Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards seems to jump at every chance she gets to do an interview with a journalist who will flatter her abortion work. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT In her latest interview, Richards revealed her proudest moment on the job – forcing Christians to pay for contraception, including methods that many say can cause early abortions.She told the Texas Observer: TO: And your proudest moment at Planned Parenthood?CR: Definitely the day President Obama called to say he was about to announce that birth control would be covered for all women under their insurance plans, because it had been a hard-fought...
  • Coordinated attack feared after massive cathedral blaze

    05/03/2016 7:26:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 2, 2016 | Isabel Vincent and Chris Perez
    The historic Manhattan cathedral that was gutted in a massive fire was one of four Christian Orthodox churches to go up in flames on Orthodox Easter Sunday — sparking fears of a coordinated attack on the religion. While FDNY officials said the blaze at the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava on West 25th Street does not appear suspicious, members of the Orthodox community have doubts. They are worried that the blaze — along with church fires in Australia and Russia — were set in retaliation for the religion’s role in blocking the canonization of Croatian Nazi supporter Cardinal Aloysius...
  • Midtown Manhattan cathedral engulfed in flames: 'Irreplaceable' 160-year-old Orthodox Christian...

    05/01/2016 6:38:11 PM PDT · by blueyon · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/01/16 | Chris Pleasance
    "Midtown Manhattan cathedral engulfed in flames: 'Irreplaceable' 160-year-old Orthodox Christian church is consumed by fire" A 160-year-old Orthodox Christian cathedral in New York has been completely destroyed after a huge fire tore through it on Sunday The blaze broke out at the Serbian Cathedral of Saint Sava on 25th Street in Manhattan's Flatiron district at around 7pm. It is not known how the fire started, though it is believed to have broken out on the first floor of the building before consuming the interior and roof. An FDNY spokesman said that nobody was believed to be inside the building at...
  • Number of Muslim Migrants in Austria Converting to Christianity on the Rise

    04/26/2016 7:07:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    In 2016 more than half of converts in Vienna were Muslim, according to reports An increasing number of Muslim migrants in Austria are converting to Christianity, according to reports. According to Austrian website Kurier, 83 adults were approved for baptism in Vienna in 2016, with Friederike Dostal of the Austrian Bishops’ Conference estimating that about half of them were Muslims, mainly from Syria, Afghanistan, and Iran. This figure is up from one-third in 2015. There is expected to be a further rise of Muslim converts in 2017 due to the fact that there has been an increase in the number...
  • Cruz Taunts Trump: "Even If You Dress Up As Hillary Clinton," You Can't Use Women's Restroom

    04/25/2016 9:17:45 AM PDT · by bushwon · 417 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 4/24/16 | Tim Hains
    TED CRUZ: So let me make things real simple: Even if Donald Trump dresses up as Hillary Clinton, he shouldn't be using the girls' restroom. By the way I apologize for that image, it is going to haunt you at night... Donald in a bright blue pants-suit. But let me just say to Jimmy Fallon and the Tonight Show. Please...
  • Presbyterian Pastor: “I Love Planned Parenthood.” Calls Abortion Business a “Ministry"

    04/24/2016 6:25:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 61 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | April 24, 2016 | Carole Novielli
    The president of the largest chain of abortion clinics in the United States is thanking “Faith Leaders” for standing with them. In a tweet by Planned Parenthood president, Cecile Richards, recently released she states, “So grateful to the many faith leaders who stand with Planned Parenthood and our patients. http://ppact.io/1IIU4QF Thank you, @awkukla!” Cecile Richards Planned Parenthood Faith Leaders @awkukla is Andrew Kukla, who describes himself as a , “Presby minister, love philosophy and Kierkegaard in particular, dad of four young kids, and I live in Boise, ID,” on his twitter page. The link takes you to a post written...
  • The Shroud of Turin, Authenticated Again

    04/17/2016 6:27:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 114 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/16/2016 | Myra Adams
    A new study released last week included new evidence that links and further authenticates two holy relics that millions of Christians believe offer physical proof of the crucifixion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. But before we explore the research and the relics, let us recall a New Testament passage concerning faith in Christ and the need for physical evidence. I mean the familiar story of “doubting Thomas” (John 20:24–29). The apostle Thomas was absent when the resurrected Christ appeared to some of the apostles. On hearing the astonishing news, Thomas declared, “Unless I see the nail marks in...
  • Do Jews, Christians, and Muslims Believe in the Same God?

    04/19/2016 8:52:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/19/2016 | Dennis Prager
    Most Americans say they believe in God. And around the world, religious Jews, Christians, and Muslims all say they believe in God, as do many people who do not identify with any formal religion. But this statement is actually meaningless. To cite but one example, the God in whose name Muslims cut innocent people’s throats and rape women cannot be the same God as the God of those who believe that God hates such actions. Who, then, argues that all those who say they believe in God believe in the same God? Two groups make this argument. The first consists...
  • Pat Boone Accuses 'SNL' of Anti-Christian Bias After 'God's Not Dead 2' Parody

    04/18/2016 4:04:57 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 43 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 18 April 2016 | Paul Bond
    “This skit was outright sacrilege. They know if they did this to Muslims they’d have to be put into the witness protection program,” the singer-actor said. Pat Boone is calling out NBC and Saturday Night Live for allegedly being anti-Semitic, anti-Christian, cowardly, “diabolical” and even demonic for a skit over the weekend that parodied God’s Not Dead 2, the actor-singer’s latest movie. In God’s Not Dead 2, Melissa Joan Hart plays a public school teacher who is persecuted for answering a student’s question about Jesus. In the SNL skit, a trailer for a movie called God is a Boob Man...
  • Christians and Hindus portrayed negatively by offensive school textbooks in Pakistan

    04/18/2016 12:19:28 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    Christian Daily ^ | April 15, 2016 | Christian Deguit
    Textbooks in Pakistan that are used to teach about 41 million children, negatively portray religious minorities such as Christians and Hindus, referring to them as "nefarious, violent, and tyrannical by nature." (Reuters/Kham)Third-grade level students attend class at the Mashal Model School on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. "Pakistan's public school textbooks contain deeply troubling content that portrays non-Muslim citizens as outsiders, unpatriotic, and inferior; are filled with errors; and present widely-disputed historical 'facts' as settled history," said Robert George in a press release. George is the chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). A study done by...
  • Constitutional republic can only survive by returning to its Christian roots

    04/15/2016 5:13:21 PM PDT · by molewhacka · 35 replies
    The Paris Post-Intelligencer ^ | 4/15/2016 | Art Highland
    Those of us who have been around awhile look at all that is going on in our nation and the world, and realize how far we have fallen. Literally, not a single day passes without new revelations regarding the corruption and treason that is the norm among the so-called leaders of both America and pretty much every other country. I take hope knowing God is in ultimate control, and that all will eventually work to the good in His will and in His time. That certainly does not excuse, however, the lack of sound moral principles of those in control...
  • 60-Year-Old Christian Woman Publicly Caned In Indonesia For Breaking Sharia Law

    A 60-year-old Christian woman was caned yesterday (April 12) in Indonesia’s Banda Aceh province—for breaking rules aimed at Muslims. It was the first time somebody from outside the Islamic faith was caned under the province’s harsh sharia regulations. Until recently, sharia regulations applied only to the province’s Muslim population. But under bylaws that went into effect late last year, now members of other religions can also be punished under the rules—although until yesterday it wasn’t clear just how far that would go.
  • New Study: The Shroud of Turin and the Sudarium of Oviedo Covered the Same Person

    04/12/2016 4:26:25 AM PDT · by NYer · 100 replies
    Aletelial ^ | April 11, 2016 | Paraula
    The Shroud of Turin and the Sudarium of Oviedo “almost certainly covered the cadaver of the same person.” This is the conclusion from an investigation that has compared the two relics using forensics and geometry.The research was done by Dr. Juan Manuel Mińarro, a sculpture professor at the University of Seville, as part of a project sponsored by the Valencia-based Centro Espańol de Sindonología (CES) (The Spanish Center of Sindonology).Transparency acetate on three-dimensional model used in the investigation of Juan Manuel Mińarro . LINTEUM The study thus supports what tradition has held for more than two millennia: that the...
  • How should We Then Live (Video Series)

    04/10/2016 2:40:43 AM PDT · by Fai Mao · 4 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1977 | Schaeffer, Francis
    I think the examination of the emphasis upon sexuality and hedonism in the late Roman Empire and Modern Western society is both fascinating and scary. These are somewhat dry productions but contain a lot of truth.
  • True or False? The Divisive Subject of Abortion Should Never be Addressed at Sunday Worship Services

    04/07/2016 5:10:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 85 replies
    priestsforlife.org ^ | January 27, 2015 | Kevin Burke
    I was recently at a party where the topic of religion and abortion came up. A Christian minister overheard the discussion and abruptly interjected: “Abortion is a private and sensitive issue. Whatever your position on abortion, Sunday services are not the place to talk about the subject. We can’t let politics get in the way of preaching the Gospel.” Maybe you agree with this minister. The Shockwaves of Abortion There have been nearly 60 million abortions since 1973. Does the silence of the church communicate compassion to those who experienced an abortion? Is it sensitive and respectful to avoid addressing...
  • Christians urged to embrace 'powerful' Black Lives Matter movement [The New Christianity]

    04/02/2016 7:04:39 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 56 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 4/2/2016 | Leo Hohmann
    A speaker at an evangelical Christian college urged students to accept the views of Black Lives Matter and consider themselves as having benefited from white privilege while looking to the Palestinians for inspiration in how to get along with one’s adversaries. The Rev. Christena Cleveland, a social psychologist who teaches at Duke University School of Divinity and authored the book "Disunity in Christ," brought a message of reconciliation and "love without exception" to Biola University in Los Angeles last week. At a conference titled "Love No Matter What: Politics, Sex, Race and the Way of the Cross," Cleveland touted the...
  • Pastor drops his daughter off to work at an abortion mill.

    03/30/2016 5:44:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    Abolitionist Society of Reno youtube ^ | March 29, 2016 | Abolitionist Society of Reno
    This respected, pro-life pastor is confronted about his participation in his daughter's rebellion. Even though he seems to know that abortion is sin he refuses, at this point, to repent and instead justifies his own complicity and apathy in regard to the murder of orphans in his community. May God grant him grace. ******VIDEO ONLY ON LINK*********
  • Judge bans a British father from taking his son to church... because his mother is a Muslim

    03/27/2016 1:08:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | March 25, 2016 | Olga Craig for The Mail on Sunday
    A British father has been banned from taking his son to a church after the boy's Muslim mother won a controversial court order preventing the boy from attending. The father – a non-practising Muslim who has forged close connections to his local Christian community and is divorced from the boy's mother – has been warned that he could be denied access to the nine-year-old if he attempts to take him to church or to a leisure centre it runs. Now the father, who was born in the UK to Pakistani parents, is challenging the ruling made by District Judge Williscroft...
  • Happy Easter from the Religion of Peace. Muslims kill their own

    03/26/2016 7:19:49 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 10 replies
    Steyn On Line ^ | 3/25/2016 | Mark Steyn
    In the spirit of the season, Asad Shah, a Glasgow newsagent and a "devout Muslim"*[see update at the foot of the page], decided to send out an Easter greeting on his Facebook page: GOOD FRIDAY AND VERY HAPPY EASTER, ESPECIALLY TO MY BELOVED CHRISTIAN NATION X! BISMILLAH... Let's Follow The Real Footstep Of Beloved Holy Jesus Christ (PBUH) And Get The Real Success In Both Worlds xxxx Less than four hours after this ecumenical greeting, Mr Shah was savagely murdered outside his shop by his co-religionists: The victim was found seriously injured on Minard Road, Glasgow, and was taken to...
  • Christian Hacked to Death in Bangladesh

    03/24/2016 2:15:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    UCA News ^ | March 23, 2016
    Killing resembles recent attacks on religious minorities, police sayPolice are hunting for the killers of a Christian man hacked to death in northwestern Bangladesh on March 22. The murder was the latest in a series of attacks on religious minorities in the Muslim-majority country. Three attackers rode up on motorbikes and repeatedly stabbed Hossain Ali, 68, while he was taking a regular morning walk in Kurigram district. They then fled after detonating two small homemade bombs as local people tried to help the victim, police said. Ali, a retired Family Planning Department official, also fought against Pakistani troops in Bangladesh's...
  • Will You Host a Pro-Life Way of the Cross at Your Local Abortion Facility on Good Friday?

    03/23/2016 7:58:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    prolifeaction.org ^ | February 29, 2016 | Matt Yonke
    On Good Friday, March 25, pro-lifers across the country will take part in “A Way of the Cross for Victims of Abortion” at their local abortion facility, and you’re invited to take part! We’re calling on pro-lifers like you to join us in hosting a “Way of the Cross for Victims of Abortion” at your local abortion facility. And, we’re providing you with all the tools you need to make it happen in your area, including an ecumenical prayer service book, templates to promote your event through e-mail and in churches, advice on practical considerations and more! Though the devotion...
  • Islamabad: Easter Will Be a Holiday for Christians; Holi and Diwali for Hindus

    03/21/2016 1:23:36 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    AsiaNews ^ | 3/18/16 | Shafique Khokhar
    The resolution was presented by a Hindu deputy. Activists working on behalf of minorities appreciate the decision. Others point out some shortcomings: the holidays will be reserved only for religious minorities and not to the entire population. Focus needed on concrete respect for minority rights.Islamabad (AsiaNews) - The Pakistani National Assembly has passed a resolution that grants holiday time for Christians to celebrate Easter and Hindus and their Holi and Diwali celebrations. The resolution is the work of Vankwani Ramesh Kumar, an Assembly member of the Hindu faith. While some minority rights activists appreciate the initiative, others point out that...
  • Congress unanimous on ISIS genocide of Christians; Pressure mounts on White House

    03/15/2016 7:28:27 AM PDT · by Fali_G · 30 replies
    The Foreign Desk ^ | 03/15/2016 | Lisa Daftari
    Pressure is mounting on the Obama administration to take action following a unanimous Congressional vote Monday approving a resolution to designate the persecution of Christians and other minorities in the Mid East by the Islamic State as “genocide.” The resolution, which passed in the House in a 383-0 vote, comes ahead of a March 17 deadline requiring Secretary of State John Kerry to announce a final decision. The designation would legally categorize the targeting, torture, uprooting and slaughtering of Christians, Yazidis and Kurds as "genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity." For the executive branch to officially take a position...
  • Developmental Divinity: a Review of “The Young Messiah”

    03/13/2016 5:02:32 AM PDT · by NYer · 54 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | March 12, 2016 | Brad Miner
    The Young Messiah, a film based on a novel by Anne Rice, is about Roman soldiers in the employ of Herod Antipas looking to hunt down a boy named Jesus, a rumored miracle worker, who seven years previously may have escaped Herod the Great’s slaughter of the innocents.Sean Bean, who is so often killed off in movies and (as in Game of Thrones) on TV (IMDB actually keeps a list), plays Severus, a Roman soldier who is an almost direct analogue to the Tribune, Clavius, in another 2016 film, Risen. And like that later Roman, Severus is investigating a mystery, except...
  • New curriculum from Care Net equips churches to address abortion

    03/14/2016 10:11:20 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | March 14, 2016 | Susan Michelle
    Church leaders wonder how they can address abortion in the church without crushing the spirits of the many post-abortive women sitting in the room. Unfortunately, many churches have often avoided the topic altogether, but a new curriculum from Care Net is designed to help churches effectively address the crisis of abortion. If anyone knows how to address the issue of abortion in the church, it’s Care Net: “Founded in 1975, Care Net supports one of the largest networks of pregnancy centers in North America and runs the nation’s only real-time call center providing pregnancy decision coaching.” And now that coaching...
  • Fatal Detraction: The Sin No One Talks About

    03/10/2016 2:38:30 PM PST · by NYer · 12 replies
    Aletelia ^ | March 9, 2016 | DEACON GREG KANDRA
    Every now and then I’m reminded of just how clever Satan can be, especially during Lent.Consider, for example, a pernicious little sin that seems to have taken root and grown in the age of social media: detraction. I’ve been seeing it more and more. Nobody really talks about it or the harm it inflicts — though the pope has stressed, often, the inherent evil of its close cousin,  gossip. (The pontiff has even compared gossip to terrorism.)So what’s the big deal? Let me count the ways.First, the catechism teaches that detraction is a sin against the eighth commandment: 2477 Respect for the reputation of persons forbids every attitude and...
  • Woman writes heartbreaking letter to Whole Foods shoppers after a family tragedy

    03/10/2016 11:32:27 AM PST · by pilgrim · 51 replies
    Washington post ^ | March 10, 2016 | Hayley Peterson
    Dear Strangers, I remember you. Ten months ago, when my cellphone rang with news of my father’s suicide, you were walking into Whole Foods prepared to do your grocery shopping, just as I had been only minutes before you. But I had already abandoned my cart full of groceries and I stood in the entryway of the store. My brother was on the other end of the line. He was telling me my father was dead, that he had taken his own life early that morning and through his own sobs, I remember my brother kept saying, “I’m sorry,...
  • Why an Abortionist’s Appeal to Jesus Won’t Work

    03/07/2016 7:37:06 AM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    spectator.org ^ | March 7, 2016 | Robert A. J. Gagnon
    LifesiteNews.com reports on a risible claim about Jesus made by Amy Hagstrom Miller. Miller runs a chain of abortion clinics in Texas and is a key antagonist in the challenge to a Texas law regulating abortion clinics now before the Supreme Court. In an interview at AlterNet Miller contends: I was raised in a liberal Christian tradition, and I come to the work because of that background, not in spite of it. The Jesus that I was taught about would be holding the hands of women inside the clinic; he wouldn’t be screaming at them. Acting on Christian principles is...
  • Abortion Clinic Owner: “The Jesus I Was Taught Would Hold Women’s Hands” as They Abort Their Baby

    03/03/2016 5:36:04 PM PST · by Morgana · 44 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | March 3, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Amy Hagstrom Miller is the key abortion activist behind the U.S. Supreme Court case Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, which challenges a life-saving Texas law. Hagstrom Miller, who runs an abortion business chain in Texas, challenged the 2013 state law that protects women’s health and welfare by requiring abortion clinics to meet the kinds of medical and safety standards that legitimate medical centers meet. The law is arguably responsible for saving the lives of tens of thousands of unborn babies by closing abortion clinics that are unable to protect women’s health. Ahead of the high court hearing on the case...
  • Russian slanders the Bible, faces jail time

    03/03/2016 5:12:21 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 37 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/3/16 | Nissan Tzur
    Viktor Karsenov (38), a resident of the city of Stavropol in southern Russia, is facing repercussions for the opinions he wrote in a debate on religious faith on VK, the largest social network in Russia, back in 2014. Karsenov, an avowed atheist, wrote in a post that "there is no God. If I say that the collection of Jewish legends termed the 'Bible' is bullshit, that's a sign that for me that's how it is." Another user of the VK social network issued a complaint to the police against Karsenov, accusing him of hurting the feelings of the religious. According...
  • Minister Prays for Abortion at Supreme Court: “Abortion is Not a Sin, It’s a Moral Decision”

    03/02/2016 9:02:37 PM PST · by Morgana · 34 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | March 2, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Pro-life and abortion activists alike gathered outside the U.S. Supreme Court building today awaiting the hearing on an important abortion case out of Texas. The U.S. Supreme Court case Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt was bought by abortion businesses against a pro-life Texas law responsible for closing abortion clinics that could not guarantee they could protect the health of Texas women. The law has been credited with saving the lives of more than 10,000 unborn children. Among the pro-abortion speakers was the Rev. Debra Haffner, a Jewish Unitarian Universalist who “preached” in favor of abortion in front of the Supreme...
  • Jonah Goldberg: Donald Trump, Christian Martyr

    02/27/2016 10:51:11 AM PST · by EveningStar · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | February 26, 2016 | Jonah Goldberg
    Donald Trump, Christian Martyr I was starting to doze off. The debate was all but over, and the exhaustion from the day was catching up with me, as was the scotch. The rush of finally seeing the candidates go after Trump in a serious way was wearing off replaced by a mix of dread and resignation that it may all be too little too late. (Note: I don't think it is, and I won't be giving into despair either, for reasons Charlie explains here.) I was only half listening when Donald Trump came into the spin room on CNN to...
  • Trump Peddles Bogus Statistic to Defend Planned Parenthood

    02/26/2016 7:57:32 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 66 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | February 26, 2016 | JOHN MCCORMACK
    After undercover videos released in July showed that Planned Parenthood was involved in the trafficking of aborted baby body parts, Donald Trump said he wasn't sure if the Planned Parenthood should lose all of its federal funding. He later shifted, saying: "I wouldn't do any funding as long as they are performing abortions." Trump has stuck to that line, but he has also offered a lot of aid and comfort to Planned Parenthood by arguing it does "wonderful things." At Thursday night's debate, Trump said that "millions and millions of women — cervical cancer, breast cancer — are helped by...
  • Why Max Lucado Broke His Political Silence for Trump

    02/26/2016 11:28:18 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 59 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | Feb 26, 206 | Richard Clark
    Max Lucado is a pastor in San Antonio and a bestselling author of 32 books including the most recent Glory Days. In a 2004 piece, Christianity Today dubbed Max Lucado “America’s Pastor,” alluding to his broad appeal to mainstream Americans. Part of that appeal can be attributed to his approach to politics: typically, he stays out of it. He never endorsed or opposed a presidential candidate. Then Trump happened. In a recent blog post, Max Lucado chose to speak out against what he calls Trump’s “antics,” insisting that, “such insensitivities wouldn’t even be acceptable even for a middle school student...
  • Woman sues Florida megachurch after failing to get hush money to keep affair with pastor a secret

    02/25/2016 1:31:17 PM PST · by Gamecock · 49 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 2/16/2016
    A woman has filed a lawsuit against a Florida megachurch after it reportedly did not pay her the promised hush money to keep her alleged affair with a pastor a secret. Church member Arlene Miranda filed the suit against Orlando Baptist Church based in Orange County, saying the church failed to pay the agreed $3,000 so she would keep quiet about her alleged affair with Pastor David Janney, 61, married, and the church's president. "They threatened me. If I didn't sign it, they threatened me," Miranda told WFTV. Miranda denied she filed the lawsuit for the money, saying "I committed...
  • Ted Cruz talks women in combat, abortion and Hispanic voters (video)

    02/25/2016 9:35:24 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 24, 2016
    Ted Cruz talks women in combat, abortion and Hispanic voters (video)
  • 'Russian operation in Syria is our salvation' – top Syrian Catholic bishop to RT

    02/18/2016 3:25:19 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 5 replies
    RT ^ | 18 Feb, 2016
    The majority of Syrian people support Moscow's anti-terror campaign, the top Catholic bishop in Syria said in an interview with RT, adding that it's not only military assistance, but the promotion of peace process by Russia that they pin their hopes on. "We see Russia's military operation as a real effort to fight terrorism. What is especially important is that this military campaign goes in parallel with promotion of peace process," Most Reverend Georges Abou Khazen, Apostolic Vicar of Aleppo for the Latins who was appointed by Pope Francis in 2013, told RT in a telephone interview. "We really hope...
  • The Pope and the Donald: A matter of perspective

    02/19/2016 6:24:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/19/2016 | By Rosslyn Smith
    As soon as I read the Pope's actual words, my first thought was he probably was not speaking of physical walls and bridges but rather of emotional, spiritual and verbal walls and bridges. Admonitions to tear down all the barriers one has erected around one's heart in order to open it to Christ's love is, after all, a standard theme in Christian sermons.  I ran that past people from two different evangelical Christian perspectives and they concurred.  Whenever they hear a religious leader speak in terms of tearing down walls or building bridges their first thought is that those...
  • Stunning Sonogram Shows Unborn Child Holding Dying Twin's Hand

    02/17/2016 2:25:47 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 33 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | February 17, 2016
    Brittani and Ian McIntire didn't plan on having any more children, but their six-week sonogram revealed that the Kansas couple was expecting twins: Mason and Madilyn. But each successive appointment just delivered more and more bad news: Mason has a hole in his heart and an abnormal brain, and his growth development is already proceeding much slower than it should. "He's only weighing nine ounces and his sister is over two pounds," Brittani told FOX8. "His only chance of survival would be heart surgery but they wouldn't do heart surgery because of his brain." Tuesday, there was a brief glimmer...
  • Ted Cruz Releases Powerful Pro-Life Statement

    02/17/2016 8:55:17 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 40 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | February 17, 2016
    Presidential candidate Ted Cruz has released a video called "Defend the Right to Life," making a definitive statement on why protecting the right to life is the single most important issue position for any candidate running for office, period. Watch: ...
  • Ted Cruz Warns Donald Trump Would Nominate A Liberal Justice

    02/16/2016 7:36:03 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 153 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | February 15, 2016 | Ashley Alman
    If Trump becomes president, Cruz says conservatives can kiss their abortion restrictions and gun rights goodbye. ... "He has been a liberal his entire life," Cruz told Fox News, noting that Trump has made contributions to Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Secretary of State John Kerry. ...
  • Abortion Organization, Say “Pro-Lifers Not in Line With the Bible”

    02/15/2016 12:59:59 PM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | February 11, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Angered by the 40 Days for Life pro-life campaigns in England, a group of abortion activists who call themselves Christians recently formed a counter-campaign. The UK blog Abortion Rights reports the new group Christians for Choice formed in direct response to the pro-life 40 Days for Life campaigns. The pro-abortion group said it is made up of abortion supporters from various Christian denominations. Edem Barbara Ntumy, one of the group founders, said she doesn’t think her faith and support of abortion are “diametrically opposed.” “The rhetoric of Christian anti-choice groups has drowned out the voices of pro-choice Christians,” Ntumy said....
  • Wall Street’s Straight Man in Washington [LGBT > Christian Con Wall Street Whore] [Link Only]

    02/08/2016 6:24:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 3 replies
    Bloomberg [Link Only] ^ | January 14, 2016 | Joshua Green
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