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  • Crucifix, Trump chalkings reported as 'hate incidents' at UW-L

    09/27/2016 5:22:34 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 23 replies
    CampusReform.org ^ | September 27, 2016 | Anthony Gockowski
    A report released by the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse’s “Hate Response Team” shows that more than 10 percent of reported hate incidents were determined to be fake or frivolous. In fact, the report notes that 28 of 192 reports were found to be either completely fake or “not a bias/hate incident,” accounting for 14 percent of all incidents reported. Meanwhile, of the reports that were legitimate, students complained about everything from images of the crucifix to a blog post about life on campus as a white student. According to The La Crosse Tribune, one student reported feeling unsafe when discovering...
  • Is Mary not a Virgin? The German Bishops’ New Bible Translation Leaves it... Unclear

    09/22/2016 7:57:02 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 357 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 9/21/16 | Jan Bentz
    GERMANY, September 21, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — The German Bishops have presented a new “Unified Translation” of the Bible that follows a significant modernization of the language and will be binding for all German-speaking areas starting in 2017. On Tuesday, the German Bishops Conference (DBK) presented in Fulda the fruit of many years of scientific work: a new edition of the so-called “Unified Translation" (Einheitsübersetzung) of the Bible into German. It’s called “unified” because, from the original published from 1962 onward, these editions are supposed to be used ecumenically, unifying Catholics and Protestants in Germany. The original aim, however, was thwarted...
  • St. Maurice The first black saint

    09/20/2016 9:33:53 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 12 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYQDSQM0Mb4 Saint Maurice's feast day is on the 22nd of September. (Two days from right now.) So for my Catholic and Coptic viewers, I present to you, this diddy on the life and martyrdom of St Maurice. Saint Maurice (also Moritz, Morris, or Mauritius) was the leader of the legendary Roman Theban Legion n the 3rd century, and one of the favorite and most widely venerated saints of that group. He was the patron saint of several professions, locales, and kingdoms. He is revered in the Catholic Coptic and Orthodox churches. He is the patron saint of soldiers, veterans, armorers,...
  • The changing face of Islam in Kurdistan

    09/16/2016 7:11:45 PM PDT · by odds · 8 replies
    Rudaw (Kurdish Website) ^ | July 2, 2016 | Hannah Lynch
    ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — “We Muslims have a lot of problems with our religion, for a lot of reasons,” the words of Sanger Najim, a young man living in Erbil, echo the sentiments of a growing population in the Kurdistan Region who struggle with questions about their faith. Many Muslims are confronted by the violent extremism of the Islamic State (ISIS) and wonder how to reconcile their personal beliefs with the actions of the extremist group. The Kurdish population is approximately 94% nominally Muslim. Recently, however, there have been many reports of Kurds leaving Islam or converting to other religions....
  • What Is Repentance?

    09/14/2016 12:01:58 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 10 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 9/12/16 | Gary
    What is repentance?  Is it turning from sin?  Is it not sinning?   Is it reforming one's life?  Is it getting cleaned up first, before coming to Christ? No word causes greater trepidation and uncertainty among those considering a decision of faith and no word causes greater fear and confusion among those already in the Church. This word has caused me some of the greatest angst in my life, largely because of how I've understood it: turning from sin, reforming my ways, being perfect.  Yet I continue to fail.  Daily.  This incredible dichotomy exists in my mind between the biblical...
  • 'Muslims want to eradicate Christianity' and conquer Europe claims potential next Pope

    09/14/2016 7:41:18 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 37 replies
    The Express ^ | PUBLISHED: 04:15, Wed, Sep 14, 2016 | UPDATED: 11:29, Wed, Sep 14, 2016 | By ZOIE O'BRIEN
    MUSLIMS want to eradicate Christianity and conquer Europe - the Catholic cardinal tipped to be the next POPE has incredibly claimed. Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn gave the unexpected warning on Sunday during a special celebration for the Church festival "Holy Name of Mary". According to the Archdiocese of Vienna, the Cardinal said: "Will there be an Islamic conquest of Europe? Many Muslims want that and say: Europe is at its end." He asked God to have mercy on Europe and to show mercy to its people, which he said "are in danger of forfeiting our Christian heritage." Cardinal Schoenborn, who...
  • Saeed Abedini To Muslims: "Islam Is From Satan," Followers Started War On Christianity On 9/11

    09/14/2016 5:35:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    Christian Post ^ | September 14, 2016 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Pastor Saeed Abedini, a former American hostage who was held for three and a half years in an Iranian prison for his Christian faith, said on the 15th anniversary of 9/11 that Muslims started a war on Christianity with the terror attacks. Abedini said that although most Christian pastors do not want to say it, Islam is a satanic religion that leads people astray. "Fifteen years ago the shape of the whole world got changed forever and war between Islam and Christianity started by Muslims again," [sic] Abedini wrote in a Facebook message on Sunday.
  • West Point investigating prayer led by coaches after football game

    09/09/2016 6:05:49 AM PDT · by PROCON · 35 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | Sep. 9, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    The U.S. Military Academy is launching an inquiry into a prayer led by coaches following Army’s opening-day victory over Temple last week. Video of the post-game invocation was pulled offline on Monday after West Point officials received a complaint from the Military Religious Freedom Foundation. Mikey Weinstein, who heads the MRFF, said he received complaints from six members of the football team, two of whom he said identified as Christians, as well as dozens of Army graduates and staff who took exception to the religious expression.
  • Blood on the Lotus: A history of Christian persecution in Japan

    09/08/2016 5:05:42 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 4 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Brian Ball
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVqkUNJYS_E This is the history of persecution during Japan's medieval period during and following the Sengokujedai(Age of the country at war)period and during the Tokagowa shogunate. Also features segments on the Shinabara Christian rebellion, St Francis Xavier and The shoguns of Japan. In additon, an epic recreation of the Shimabara rebellion using Shogun 2 Total war, the battle of the last stand of persecuted Christian Samurai. WARNING! CONTAINS VIOLENT BATTLE SCENES AND SCENES OF CHRISTIANS BEING ASSASSINATED AND TORTURED TO DEATH! VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED! SIGN IN ON YT TO VIEW VIDEO!
  • Clinton’s Christian faith, once a political weapon, all but absent from campaign

    09/04/2016 5:06:27 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 4, 2016 | Ben Wolfgang
    Hillary Clinton’s Christianity, which she wielded as a political weapon in her 2008 Democratic presidential primary campaign, largely has been missing in this year’s election. She hasn’t hidden her Methodist upbringing, but scholars say it’s not front and center. And where in the past she used it as a window into her character, this year she’s deployed it as a debate tactic to push criminal justice reform and other policy goals. Church attendance also has been all but absent from Mrs. Clinton’s schedule, except when she’s turned up behind a pulpit to stump for votes, particularly in predominantly black churches,...
  • Atheists Fear Hotel Bible Might Cause Spontaneous Conversion

    09/02/2016 4:22:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Todd Starnes ^ | September 1, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    The Good Book has been banished from rooms at a hotel operated by Arizona State University. The religious cleansing of the Thunderbird Executive Inn took place after the Freedom From Religion Foundation complained. It was a story first reported by Billy Hallowell of Deseret News. “Providing Bibles to Inn guests sends the message that ASU endorses the religious texts,” attorney Madeline Ziegler wrote to the university. The FFRF is a group of perpetually offended atheists and agnostic whack-a-doodles from Wisconsin. They are very unpleasant and very litigious people. “State-run colleges have a constitutional obligation to remain neutral toward religion,” Ziegler...
  • Survivor’s Guide

    09/01/2016 5:51:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 30, 2016 | Marvin Olasky
    Christian students encountering secular liberal professors at non-Christian colleges and universities often fall into one of two errors.The most frequent one: to succumb to professorial mocking and start regurgitating academic biases. Students who lose their Christian salt in college often do so not because of their reason but because of their emotion: With biblical belief culturally unfashionable, they slide to what will preserve them from social excommunication. The milder form of surrender is to see the Bible as personally meaningful but irrelevant to public discussion. That’s also destructive to faith in Christ’s lordship.The opposite extreme: begin a course disposed not...
  • The Lost Scroll

    08/31/2016 7:53:07 PM PDT · by Robert N. Davis · 17 replies
    The Lost Scroll Project ^ | 08/31/2016 | Robert N. Davis
    " I confess the Lord Jesus Christ is come in the flesh , being raised from the dead by Holy Father Jehovah Almighty God . . . " --- Amen . " [ For ] every spirit that confesseth not the Lord Jesus Christ come in the flesh is not of God : and this is that spirit of antichrist . " 1 John 4 : 3 Authorized King James Version Holy Bible , ed. 1611 AD . Constitution of the United States of America : " The Establishment of present , the Seventeenth Day of September in the year...
  • God’s Solution to the ‘Nones’ Who Have Left the Faith

    08/26/2016 9:00:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2016 | Michael Brown
    An important new survey by Pew Research asks why people who were raised in religious homes but who now identify as religious “nones” – having no religious affiliation – decided to leave the faith of their childhood. The results were varied, but according to the survey, “Half of ‘nones’ left childhood faith over lack of belief, one-in-five cite[d] dislike of organized religion.”Of this half (more exactly, 49 percent) of “nones” who say they no longer believe, many “mention ‘science’ as the reason they do not believe in religious teachings” while others “reference ‘common sense,’ ‘logic’ or a ‘lack of evidence’...
  • With Christianity in Decline, Britain Sees Rise of Humanist ‘Pastors’

    08/24/2016 2:10:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 24, 2016 | 12:08 AM EDT | Kevin McCandless
    With participation in traditional faiths at near-record lows, Britain is seeing the rise of what humanists describe as “pastors” for the non-religious. Last month the University of Westminster in London broke new ground by appointing its first official secular advisor for students. The move followed efforts by the British Humanist Association since 2014 to train more than 100 volunteers to go into schools, hospitals and prisons in order to provide counseling support for those who don’t believe in a deity. Early this year hospitals run by Britain’s National Health Service in Leicester also saw their first humanist appointed to the...
  • Salon: GOP Must Dump Jesus or Risk Irrelevance in ‘Post-Christian America’

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

    08/13/2016 1:27:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2016 | Arthur Schaper
    California politics has taken over the national headlines this past week. Why shouldn’t it? What happens in the Golden State (or Commmie-fornia, or the Gilded State, or the Land of Fruity Nuts) does not stay here. The latest iteration of liberal insanity? State Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) and his anti-liberty legislation SB 1146. What would the law do? A few things: 1. It would require universities to publish wide disclaimers that they were claiming exemptions from Title IX of the Civil Rights Act. That’s called “public shaming.” 2. Schools would have to report to the state of California whenever...
  • California: Muslims screaming “Allahu akbar!” through a bullhorn terrorize church during worship

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

    08/11/2016 5:11:45 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | August 11, 2016 | Virginia Hale
    Bundestag member Erika Steinbach and Iranian-born pastor Mahin Mousapour called for much stronger sanctions for Muslims who abuse Christians in Germany at a press conference on Monday. Highlighting the fact Christians suffer violence, harassment, and death threats in migrant lodgings, Ms. Mousapour criticised Germany for granting Islam “too much respect”. Declaring anti-Christian hate attacks an affront to German values, politician Erika Steinbach advocated the government deport migrants who insult or attack Christians. At the press conference Ms. Mousapour, who converted to Christianity more than 25 years ago, reported that Christians face various forms of persecution in migrant housing. Ms Mousapour...
  • Why Islam Probably Can't Be Reformed

    08/09/2016 8:47:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    Advice Goddess Blog ^ | August 9, 2016 | Amy Alkon
    Islam is a deadly totalitarian political system masquerading as a religion. Few in the West know this and/or are willing to admit it. Being honest about this doesn't mean hating Muslims. It means understanding the religion and why it is dangerous to the rights and freedoms and way of life in the West, and why that danger probably isn't going to go away. The last Pope seems to have understood this. At Asia Times, Spengler writes:
  • NFL Star Benjamin Watson: Planned Parenthood Founded to 'Exterminate Blacks'

    08/07/2016 11:14:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 6, 2016 | Paula Bolyard
    In a recent interview, Baltimore Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson said that the original idea behind Planned Parenthood, founded by Margaret Sanger, was to "exterminate blacks."Discussing pregnancy, faith and abortion with Turning Point Pregnancy Resource Center, Watson, the author of Under Our Skin, a book about race relations in America, was asked how race factors into the abortion issue. He said that "blacks kind of represent a large portion of the abortions, and I do know that honestly the whole idea with Planned Parenthood and [Margaret] Sanger in the past was to exterminate blacks, and it’s kind of ironic that...
  • Socialism A Clear And Present Danger

    08/06/2016 6:35:49 AM PDT · by SisterK · 8 replies
    YouTube video providing good examples why socialism is not Biblical.
  • Aid workers accused of trying to convert Muslim refugees at Greek camp

    08/02/2016 12:36:55 AM PDT · by Cronos · 48 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 2 Aug 2016 | Patrick Kingsley
    Christians working in Greece’s most notorious asylum detention centre have tried to convert some of the Muslim detainees, who have been held under the terms of the EU-Turkey migration deal. On at least two occasions in recent months, aid workers have distributed conversion forms inside copies of Arabic versions of the St John’s gospel to people held at the Moria detention camp on Lesbos. The forms, seen by the Guardian, invite asylum seekers to sign a statement declaring the following: “I know I’m a sinner ... I ask Jesus to forgive my sins and grant me eternal life. My desire...
  • The Story of Iran’s Church in Two Sentences

    07/31/2016 3:05:45 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | July 30, 2016 | Mark Howard
    ....It’s a simple story that can be summarized in just two sentences: Persecution threatened to wipe out Iran’s tiny church. Instead, the church in Iran has become the fastest growing in the world, and it is influencing the region for Christ.... The Iranian revolution of 1979 established a hard-line Islamic regime. Over the next two decades, Christians faced increasing opposition and persecution: All missionaries were kicked out, evangelism was outlawed, Bibles in Persian were banned and soon became scarce, and several pastors were killed. The church came under tremendous pressure. Many feared the small Iranian church would soon wither away...
  • Christians pay price as Turkey turns to Islam after attempted coup

    Mid the cacophony of police sirens, low-flying helicopters and rifle fire, there was another sound during the attempt to overthrow president Recep Tayyip Erdogan: The wailing of Turkey’s imams. From the nations’s 85,000 mosques, their amplified voices were heard calling upon the faithful to take to the streets and defy the plotters. The people listened. Some bravely stood in front of tanks as they defended the democratically elected president. Around 240 from both sides died and 1,400 were injured. For others the night presented different opportunities as hardline Muslim Sunnis, whipped up to a frenzy, targeted Turkey’s Christian community. In...
  • At a Berlin church, Muslim refugees converting in droves

    07/21/2016 10:19:10 AM PDT · by Javeth · 59 replies
    AP ^ | Sep. 4, 2015 | Kirsten Grieshaber
    BERLIN (AP) — Mohammed Ali Zonoobi bends his head as the priest pours holy water over his black hair. "Will you break away from Satan and his evil deeds?" pastor Gottfried Martens asks the Iranian refugee. "Will you break away from Islam?" "Yes," Zonoobi fervently replies. Spreading his hands in blessing, Martens then baptizes the man "in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost." Mohammed is now Martin — no longer Muslim, but Christian. Zonoobi, a carpenter from the Iranian city of Shiraz, arrived in Germany with his wife and two children five months ago. He...
  • Brave Intercessors Showdown Satanists with Prayer in City Hall

    07/21/2016 4:42:31 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 5 replies
    Breaking Christian News ^ | 7/21/2016 | Jessilyn Justice
    When a satanist tried to invoke curses during a city hall meeting, men and women joined hands behind him and began reciting the Lord's Prayer. (Screengrab via Charisma News) Satanist David Suhor led the invocation at the Pensacola City Council meeting last week. But he wasn't the only one there to pray...
  • Top rabbis: Unmistakable signs of Messiah coming

    07/20/2016 6:07:01 PM PDT · by amorphous · 82 replies
    WND ^ | 20 July 2016 | WND Staff
    A conversation between two of the most distinguished rabbis in Israel indicates scholars of the Torah see unmistakable signs of the coming of the Messiah. What’s more, in the Messianic era, Christians will become a source of Torah learning, as believers in Jesus Christ rediscover the source of their beliefs in both Judaism and the Torah. The conversation took place between Rabbi Moshe Sternbuch and Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, both of whom are regarded as leading experts in the Torah. During the conversation, Rabbi Kanievsky reportedly predicted the imminent coming of the Messiah, before the end of the year after the...
  • Ousted Pastor of S.C. Megachurch has had Close Ties to Elevation’s Furtick

    07/13/2016 8:25:59 AM PDT · by Cecily · 31 replies
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | July 12, 2016 | Tim Funk and Rick Rothacker
    A pastor ousted by his megachurch in South Carolina over problems that included alcohol use has been a close friend of Elevation Church pastor Steven Furtick and has served on the board of overseers at the Charlotte church. As recently as 2014, Perry Noble – removed July 1 by the board at NewSpring Church in Anderson, S.C. – was described as the longest serving member of the Elevation board. Elevation officials did not respond Tuesday to requests for comment on whether he was still on the board. Elevation, started in 2006, is one of the fastest growing evangelical churches in...
  • Good Without God? Not in the Long Run

    06/30/2016 10:49:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2016 | Jerry Newcombe
    I see regularly the slogan from the American Humanists Association: “Good Without God.” And I think….well, maybe for a while, one can be good (before men). But only because they piggyback on the Judeo-Christian values they may have imbibed. After a while, it all fades away. The reality of that fading away now hits us daily in the news. There’s not a week that goes by without some new report of violence and mayhem. Some attacks are worse than others. Just recently, the UK’s Daily Mail referred to “lawless Paris,” in an attack on innocent people, including tourists. Their sensational...
  • Pastor told he cannot advertise Jesus on Colorado Springs bus benches

    06/27/2016 1:19:14 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    gazette.com ^ | 6/25/16 | Jake Allen
    A local pastor said he was told his advertisements on bus benches in Colorado Springs would be barred if they use the name Jesus. Lawson Perdue, a pastor at Charis Christian Center in west Colorado Springs for 15 years, said he was told if the name Jesus was allowed, hate messages would have to be allowed, too. Perdue said his church has been advertising on transit benches in the city for the past three years, using various Jesus-related campaigns. Two years ago benches said "Celebrate Jesus," last year benches said "Experience Jesus," and now benches say "Jesus is Lord."
  • Dr. James Dobson Claims that Donald Trump Recently Gave His Life to Jesus Christ as His Savior.

    06/25/2016 10:11:14 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 40 replies
    Godfactor.com ^ | 6/24/16 | Michael Anthony
    I WAS AT TUESDAY'S HISTORIC "CONVERSATION WITH DONALD TRUMP AND BEN CARSON" at the Marriott Marquis on Broadway. About 1,000 evangelical leaders attended this historic event. While there, I met Dr. James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family and Family Talk. I asked Dr. Dobson his views on the meeting and he shared some things that will not only blow your mind, but should also have you on your knees, praying for Mr. Trump and our country with a fresh perspective. Click here or below to listen to this "you heard it here first" interview.
  • Islam: The ‘Light’ That Is Darkness

    06/22/2016 7:47:52 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/22/16 | Dave Merrick
    Bottom line and hard fact is that we are now in the middle of a rapidly heating, spiritual battle A couple of weeks ago a woman working at a sandwich shop on the West Coast was venerated by a local TV station for refusing to do business with some guy who hurled anti-Islamic criticism at a couple of girl patrons wearing hijabs. In the shop’s video, you can hear his disparaging remarks regarding the bad things Islam is bringing upon America. The crusading employee who expelled the name-caller was proud and bubbly as she detailed her defense of the two...
  • A River in Egypt: Denying the Undeniable (Brilliant! The reality of Islam)

    06/16/2016 2:05:35 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | June 16, 2016 | Fr. George Rutler
    Mark Twain would have understood the protest of Yogi Berra: “Most of the things I said I didn’t say.” To Twain, with no evidence, is attributed: “Denial is not just a river in Egypt.” The source of the quotation is debated as is the source of the Nile, but the meaning is as valid as the river is wet. Denial is the typical first stage of learning that one is dying, and that applies to our culture. It certainly is so of Christian culture in many places, sometimes the result of lassitude as in Europe and harshly so in...
  • Bill Maher gets into a debate with Charlie Rose on why Islam is more violent than Christianity

    06/16/2016 10:32:57 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 13, 2014 | Uploaded by Celebrity Universe
    Bill Maher gets into a debate with Charlie Rose on why Islam is more violent than Christianity.
  • If Islam is a Religion of Violence, so is Christianity

    06/16/2016 9:32:42 AM PDT · by Belteshazzar · 92 replies
    Speaking after “appreciating the congrats” on the Orlando shootings, Donald Trump again insisted that what mowed people down at Pulse was not an assault rifle but radical Islam, because in Trump Tower, it cannot be both. Trump’s world is binary. It is zero-sum: Either guns kill people or radical Islam kills people. In that world, only one religion can be bad, and so Christianity is good and Islam is bad. Christianity is peaceful and Islam violent. Christianity is tolerant and Islam intolerant. Both are inherently one thing or the other, immutable blueprints etched in stone for the behavior of their...
  • Elderly Christian in Raqqa forced to convert to Islam, cannot afford ISIS minority tax

    06/14/2016 5:05:31 PM PDT · by Fali_G · 23 replies
    The Foreign Desk ^ | 06/14/16 | Lisa Daftari
    An elderly Christian man living in Raqqa, Syria, faced forced conversion to Islam as he can no longer afford to pay the minority or jizya tax, a penalty enforced by the Islamic State to minorities living under its jurisdiction. In a video posted by the terror group’s Amaq news platform, a man identifying himself as Mostafa Abu Alzer recites the “Shahada,” the declaration required to enter the Islamic faith, while also stating that his conversion is of his own free will.
  • Chick Fil A Did WHAT After Gay Club Shooting? Why Isn’t This Viral?

    06/13/2016 6:29:10 PM PDT · by PROCON · 64 replies
    dcgazette.com ^ | June 13, 2016 | VIANNAVAUGHAN
    Chick Fil A has made national news for it’s owners’ stance on gay marriage. Anytime they do something even remotely non-PC, their supposed slip up goes viral. Hash tags pop up all over the place. So why is that what they have done in the wake of the Orlando nightclub shooting hasn’t received a single mention on the mainstream new outlets? It’s probably because people like New York City Mayor, Bill DeBlasio might have to eat crow instead of chicken. DeBlasio has said that Chick Fil A spreads a message of hate. Not so yesterday. In a shocking move,...
  • Pastor Phil's First Rifle

    06/11/2016 5:21:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Eight years ago, I met the pastor of my brother's church in Northern Wisconsin.  Pastor Phil and his wife, Kathy, had answered the call when the church had entered some hard times.  His career had started in Chicago.  His parents were called to the ministry; his father had been a Marine.  The streets that he grew up on in Chicago had an international flavor.  There were Greek, Polish, and Germans, and they generally got along.  His family did not have any guns, and his lone experience with firearms was an informal couple of shots with a .22  at twilight,...
  • Cooper’s Crusade Against Christ

    06/10/2016 3:28:40 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | 6/10/16 | Mike Adams
    The people of North Carolina and the alumni of N.C. State University deserve an apology. Administrators at the school have implemented a patently unconstitutional policy, which forces students to apply for a permit in order to share the gospel on a public university campus they fund with their hard earned tax dollars. To make matters worse, the permit policy is being used to target Christians specifically while others are being allowed to exercise their rights unfettered. Now that a federal judge has called their bluff, the lawless North Carolina attorney general continues to defend the indefensible. Roy Cooper had the...
  • Mel Gibson Planning ‘Passion of the Christ’ 2

    06/10/2016 10:24:52 AM PDT · by PROCON · 28 replies
    breitbart ^ | June 9, 2016 | DANIEL NUSSBAUM
    Mel Gibson is reportedly preparing a sequel to his 2004 film The Passion of the Christ. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Gibson is working with Oscar-nominated Braveheart screenwriter Randall Wallace to pen the sequel, which will tell the story of Jesus’s resurrection. “I always wanted to tell this story,” Wallace told THR. “The Passion is the beginning and there’s a lot more story to tell.” Gibson and Wallace most recently worked together on the upcoming World War II drama Hacksaw Ridge, which the former directed and the latter co-wrote. The pair reportedly began working on the Passion sequel in...
  • Cooper’s Crusade Against Christ

    06/10/2016 4:47:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2016 | Mike Adams
    The people of North Carolina and the alumni of N.C. State University deserve an apology. Administrators at the school have implemented a patently unconstitutional policy, which forces students to apply for a permit in order to share the gospel on a public university campus they fund with their hard earned tax dollars. To make matters worse, the permit policy is being used to target Christians specifically while others are being allowed to exercise their rights unfettered. Now that a federal judge has called their bluff, the lawless North Carolina attorney general continues to defend the indefensible. Roy Cooper had the...
  • Massive New Monument Found in Petra

    06/09/2016 9:25:36 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    nationalgeographic.com ^ | 06-08-2016 | By Kristin Romey
    An overhead image of the monument photographed from a drone, and a detail overlay of the surface features in which the image is rotated 90 degrees clockwise. Photograph by I. LaBianca (Left) and Photograph by I. LaBianca; graphics by J. Blanzy (Right) ============================================================================================== Satellites and drones helped reveal huge ceremonial platform near the ancient city’s center. An enormous monument has been hiding in plain sight at the World Heritage site of Petra, according to a study recently published in the Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research. Archaeologists Sarah Parcak, a National Geographic fellow, and Christopher Tuttle, executive director...
  • The Ugly in Christianity

    06/09/2016 6:06:09 AM PDT · by detective · 54 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Hillary Ferguson
    For many, there is a deep-seated political hatred, racism, and bigotry hidden behind the guise of Christianity. And I’m tired of keeping quiet. As a person born into it, baptized into it—I went every Sunday morning and every Sunday night, and if my mother finished worked early enough, I even went on Wednesday evenings—I should know. I’m not typically one to get into social media arguments or spend hours discussing political and religious discourse on a Facebook strand, but recently, one woman drove me to the point of no return. Of course, it began with: Trump vs No Trump. As...
  • International outcry over Turkey’s use of historic Hagia Sophia cathedral for Ramadan services

    06/06/2016 3:56:01 PM PDT · by Fali_G · 17 replies
    The Foreign Desk ^ | 06/06/2016 | Lisa Daftari
    An angry war of words has erupted between Greece and Turkey after Turkish authorities permitted a daily Koran reading to be broadcast from Turkey’s famous Hagia Sophia, a former Byzantine cathedral. Turkish national broadcaster TRT Diyanet will broadcast the sahur or Islamic predawn meal along with daily readings from the Koran during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan which began Monday. Greece’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the move in a statement calling it “bigotry” and “not compatible with modern, democratic and secular societies.”
  • ‘The Atheist Delusion’: Ray Comfort’s Masterpiece

    06/05/2016 6:17:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 5, 2016 | Matt Barber
    Those who deny the existence of their Creator are delusional.This is not an insult. It’s not a personal attack. It’s not a pejorative.It’s a fact.They’re also “fools.”God’s Word declares, “The fool hath said in his heart ‘there is no God'” (Psalm 14).When the Creator calls God-deniers “fools,” He’s not saying they’re stupid clowns. Merriam Webster defines “fool” as “a person lacking in judgment or prudence.”Psalm 19:1 observes: “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.”Romans 1:20 likewise notes, “For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since...
  • Asia/Mongolia - The Church Prepares for the Ordination of the First Native Priest

    06/02/2016 6:55:28 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Ulaan Baatar (Agenzia Fides) - "We will soon have the first native priest of Mongolia: Joseph Enkh, who will be ordained a priest in Ulaan Baatar on 28 August 2016 by His Exc. Mgr. Wenceslao Padilla, Apostolic Prefect of Ulaan Baatar. This event is particularly important for our young Church, re-founded in 1992 and today has just over a thousand baptized. The ordination of a native priest will stimulate the enthusiasm and sense of belonging among the Mongols, towards a church that has long been seen as foreign", says Fr. Prosper Mbumba, Congolese missionary in Mongolia, a member of the...
  • Boykin bounced: Fort Riley cancels Delta Force hero's prayer breakfast speech

    06/02/2016 3:46:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 2, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    A Kansas military base abruptly canceled an upcoming prayer breakfast that featured retired Lt. General Jerry Boykin after complaints were lodged that Boykin is anti-Muslim and anti-gay. Military Religious Freedom Foundation founder Mikey Weinstein told Army Times that Boykin’s invitation had caused great angst among soldiers at Fort Riley – leading some to break down in tears. “I have clients of ours weeping on the phone about this,” he said. Weeping? Oh, please. “I sincerely doubt that America can expect to win wars if the people who are tasked to do so are frightened by an old retired general with...
  • 10 Reasons State-Sanctioned Atheism Is Out of Step with Our American Traditions

    06/01/2016 1:46:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 1, 2016 | Jerry Newcombe
    The University of Miami has now announced a chair for the study of atheism. In another recent story, an atheist group is suing a sheriff because of his pro-God statements on his Facebook page (Constitution.com, 5/19/16). No one can deny the rise of the shrill atheistic voices of our time. But dare I say that the idea of state-sanctioned and in some cases state-mandated atheism is absolutely out of step with the traditions of America. Here are 10 reasons why: 1) At the time of our founding, 99.8% of the population was professing Christians. Ben Franklin, himself a bit of...
  • Christendom Is The Only Force That Will Destroy Islam. Secularism Or Conservatism Will Always Fail.

    06/01/2016 8:14:05 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 13 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | May 29, 2016 | Walid Shoebat
    TRYING TO PLEASE EVERYONE Trying to please everyone is by far the worst disease the West contracted. Today, critiquing any other religion besides Christianity is considered a sin while mocking Christianity is applauded. I argue that anyone who tries to combat anything without using biblical concepts is an idiot no mater how ‘brilliant’ society thinks they are. A Christian will always be attacked no matter what they say. I as a Christian could type any sentence and instant objections will arise. I could even publish a single line article that says: “Mankind does good and evil” and someone will object....