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  • Report: C. African Republic Muslims forced to convert [to Catholicism, says Amnesty International]

    07/31/2015 6:15:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 31, 2015 8:42 AM EDT | Carley Petesch
    Muslims in the western part of Central African Republic are being forced to hide their religion or convert to Christianity under threat of death, Amnesty International said Friday. […] Widespread human rights abuses committed by Seleka led to the formation of a Christian militia known as the anti-Balaka, who have targeted Muslims and sent tens of thousands fleeing to neighboring countries. Muslims told Amnesty International they’ve been forced to convert or hide practices. “We had no choice but to join the Catholic Church. The anti-balaka swore they’d kill us if we didn’t,” said a 23-year-old man in the Sangha-Mbaere prefecture,...
  • Ten Signs Something Big Is About to Happen

    07/30/2015 6:14:45 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 119 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 7/30/2015 | Gene Lawley
    The impending crisis that the swirling vortex of signs and events is pressing upon this world brings to mind that song of Johnny Cash titled, “Five Feet and Rising,” where he progresses through the song’s narrative of flood waters overwhelming his family’s farm. [1] Not only does it identify with all the turbulent storms and flooding in recent months, but it resonates with the flooding of crime, murders, rioting, sexual assaults and social immorality. Not a pretty sight, for sure! One of the prophecies proves my point, however, according to 2 Timothy 3:1-5: “But know this, that in the last...
  • ROC Seek Return of St. Isaac's Cathedral in St. Petersburg

    07/28/2015 11:45:21 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 4 replies
    Pravoslavie RU ^ | July 26, 2015 | Paul Gilbert
    The Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) have confirmed that they have filed a petition to local politicians in St Petersburg to discuss the return of St. Isaac's Cathedral, which is currently an historical monument and a museum. Russian media sources report that the news of the proposal has generated heated discussion in Russian society. Maxim Reznik, the deputy of the St. Petersburg legislative, and who also chairs the legislature’s commission for culture, confirmed on Thursday that he had received information on a petition filed by Metropolitan Barsanuphius, the ruling hierarch of the diocese for the return of the city’s landmark cathedral....
  • Christians and Muslims Gang Up on Franklin Graham [Chrislam]

    07/27/2015 4:45:22 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 39 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 7/24/2015 | Sara Weismann/RNS
    An evangelical pastor from Texas joined American Muslim leaders Thursday (July 23) in denouncing recent anti-Muslim comments by evangelist Franklin Graham as they announced upcoming efforts to build bridges between their religious communities. In response to the killing of five service members in Chattanooga, Tenn., last week, Graham, son of evangelical leader Billy Graham, wrote on Facebook that the U.S. should bar Muslims from immigrating. "I was so sad when I read the Facebook posting of Franklin Graham," Bob Roberts Jr., pastor of NorthWood Church in Keller, Texas, said Thursday at a gathering on Capitol Hill. "This is not 'evangelical'...
  • The Meaning of Life

    07/27/2015 4:51:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2015 | Matt Barber
    I suppose it’s a bit more of an anecdote than a commentary. Twenty-two years ago and it seems like last week. Isn’t that something old farts say? The aftermath from the previous night’s whirlwind revelry had become all too familiar. Friends had come and friends had gone. My tiny, one bedroom apartment in Thornton, Colorado, was, once again, strewn with empty beer bottles and soggy cigarette butts that lay decomposing in makeshift ashtray tombs. The pungent pong of stale beer and cheap tobacco turned my stomach as I, having just roused at the crack of noon and suffering the hangover...
  • America's Long Middle Eastern Romance

    03/16/2003 6:49:54 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 11 replies · 395+ views
    The New York Times (Week in Review) ^ | March 16, 2003 | MICHAEL B. OREN
    JERUSALEM — Muslim militants, evoking a jihadist pretext and backed by rogue states, are attacking vital Western interests. The president of the United States fails to convince Europe to join a coalition to confront the aggressors. No, this is not President Bush versus Saddam Hussein, but Thomas Jefferson versus the Barbary pirates of North Africa, who were plundering Western ships and enslaving their crews. When Jefferson proposed creating a multilateral force to stop the pirates, Europe went on bribing them. "This is money thrown away," Jefferson concluded, before ordering the Navy into action. On Aug. 1, 1801, the first American...
  • Vanity: 1797 TREATY WITH TRIPOLI (need some help)

    06/29/2002 7:46:31 AM PDT · by ResistorSister · 7 replies · 446+ views
    1797 TREATY WITH TRIPOLI ^ | Copyright 1997 Gene Garman | by Gene Garman
    Was and is the 1797 Treaty with Tripoli an official treaty of the USA? Yes, all 12 articles as printed in English. See Treaties and Other International Acts of the United States of America , Hunter Miller,ed., 2:349-385:“Treaty of Peace and Friendship, signed at Tripoli November 4, 1796,. . . and at Algiers January 3, 1797, . . . . Original in Arabic. Submitted [in English] to the Senate May 29, 1797. (Message of May 26, 1797.) Resolution of advice and consent June 7, 1797. Ratified by the United States June 10, 1797. . . . Proclaimed June 10, 1797”...
  • The End Of Christianity In The Middle East?

    07/22/2015 6:00:03 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 30 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 22, 2015 | ELIZA GRISWOLD
    For Christians in the Middle East, 2014 has been a catastrophe. The most wrenching stories have come from Iraq, where the nascent Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL in news reports) has savagely persecuted ancient Christian communities, including Assyrians, Chaldeans, and Syrian Orthodox. Iraqi Christians have declined rapidly in number since the first Gulf War in 1991, but survivors long believed they could maintain a foothold around Mosul...
  • Pastor raises Christian flag over 'Old Glory'

    07/19/2015 5:55:53 PM PDT · by Sola Veritas · 55 replies
    The Pathway ^ | July 14, 2015 | K. Allan Blume
    SHELBY, N.C. (BP) – North Carolina pastor Rit Varriale wants to see churches fly the Christian flag above the American flag as a biblical statement, reversing flag etiquette that calls for the American flag to be flown in the prominent position. Varriale, as senior pastor of Elizabeth Baptist Church in Shelby, N.C., said the church installed its first-ever flagpole in order to raise the two flags in a special ceremony after morning worship on Sunday (July 5) in which the Christian flag was raised in the higher position — which prompted interviews by Charlotte-area NBC, CBS and Fox affiliates. “If...
  • All Creation Must Reject the Supreme Court Decision, Part 1

    07/19/2015 8:05:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 19, 2015 | Michael Youssef
    Most of the arguments in support of the recent Supreme Court decision regarding same-sex marriage have been positioned in terms of “equality,” “justice,” “fairness,” and “non-discrimination.” And arguments opposed to the decision have often been framed by “not wanting to change what has been practiced for thousands of years.” But the most important argument has often been missing. That is, the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision flies in the face of Creation itself, as well as the Creator. Let me explain. The creation bond between God and humankind is embedded in two ordinances: Sabbath Rest and Marriage. They stand as two...
  • Scorned Christian Bakery Breaks Online Fundraising Record

    07/18/2015 2:45:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 86 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 18, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    Sweet Cakes by Melissa owners Aaron and Melissa Klein had the audacity to defend their religious beliefs two years ago, and they suffered mightily. When a lesbian couple, Laurel and Rachel Bowman-Cryer, requested a cake from the Oregon-based Christian bakers for their wedding, the latter politely declined because doing so would violate the religious edicts they so strongly follow. The Kleins’ religiously motivated decision prompted the gay couple to sue, and the Oregon labor commissioner ruled that the Kleins would have to shell out $135,000 in damages. Thanks to Americans who still cherish religious freedom, however, it appears this Christian family...
  • It’s Time for Revolution, not Rebelution

    07/17/2015 6:08:41 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 9 replies
    Barb Wire ^ | 7/17/2015 | Dr. Michael Brown
    If we are really going to see a gospel-based moral and cultural revolution, then we must be a spiritual army, and if we are really going to be a spiritual army, then we must be a people who are submitted to authority. Otherwise, there will be a revolution, but not a Jesus revolution. It will be a revolution of the flesh, a revolution of rebellion, of pride, of self-will, of independence, of retaliation, of carnal anger – of everything other than the Spirit of God. It will not be born in heaven, but it will be “earthly, unspiritual, of the...
  • Boy Scouts Abandon Christian Roots

    07/15/2015 11:07:10 AM PDT · by NYer · 38 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | July 15, 2015 | RICHARD MATHEWS
    While much attention is understandably focused on the repercussions of the Supreme Court’s Obergefell decision, the movement to bring the Boy Scouts of America into alignment with current LGBT orthodoxy is well underway. National Boy Scouts of America president Robert Gates announced in May that he wanted to end the organization’s blanket ban on “open and avowed” homosexual adults serving as BSA leaders. Less than 30 days later, the Cradle of Liberty Council issued a press release announcing that Council’s new policy is as follows: “Discrimination in any form, including but not limited to discrimination on the basis of...
  • For Our Present Persecution, A Fitting Historical Milieu

    07/15/2015 12:35:51 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | 7/15/15 | Jessica Kidwell
    In the wake of the Supreme Court decision on same-sex “marriage”, the utter failure of legal protections for Christian businesses, and a growing ambient hostility in the culture to all things Catholic, voices in many Catholic circles are muttering darkly about the days of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, the monarchs who famously protestantized England over the dead bodies of thousands of Catholics. These were periods of dramatic carnage and martyrdom, which is relatively easy to conceptualize because it is concrete and fleshy. It is also a clearly delineated situation; the good guys are getting their heads chopped off, and...
  • Rapper Slim Thug and pastor Joel Osteen collaborate on new song

    07/15/2015 4:45:07 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 19 replies
    Channel 39 News Fix ^ | July 14, 2015 | mabarbagallo
    HOUSTON, TX – A new song by two of Houston’s own cranks out the bass, all while beating down boundaries. The unlikely duo of gangster rapper Slim Thug, and preacher Joel Osteen is breaking the internet as much for their pairing, as for their musical message. Slim, a member of Osteen’s Lakewood Church for many years, used clips of the pastor on “Chuuch”, a song on the rappers latest release “Hogg Life Volume 2″. And while mixing religion and rap might not be the norm, for many the sermon and the song are a perfect fit. The message of the...
  • The Fault In Our Hearts

    07/13/2015 6:38:18 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 2 replies
    Self | 7/13/15 | Me
    Little surpasses the sheer joy and excitement within the scientific community when discussing the mere possibility of discovering the faintest traces of life – the elemental building blocks of nitrogen, hydrogen, carbon and oxygen – beyond the celestial confines of Earth. Unfortunately for the so-called “evolved” minds of progressive thought, their lust for alien intelligence cannot begin to remotely fathom the unbridled passion a mother feels when cradling her newborn child for the first time; a sentient being she created without having to leave our solar system, the comfort of her home, and without the assistance of a microscope. While...
  • Israeli police make arrests in 'Loaves and Fishes' church arson

    07/13/2015 9:07:57 AM PDT · by GrootheWanderer
    CNN ^ | July 12, 2015 | Oren Liebermann
    Israeli police made several arrests Sunday in connection with last month's arson at the historic Church of Multiplication, authorities said. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said there was no immediate confirmation of the number of people arrested, but the investigation was led by the Israeli police unit that deals with crimes committed by Jewish settlers in the West Bank. Christians believe the Church of the Multiplication, in Tabgha on the Sea of Galilee, is where Jesus multiplied five loaves of bread and two fish to feed 5,000 of his followers.
  • The Collision of Two Runaway Trains

    07/12/2015 12:10:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 12, 2015 | Michael Youssef
    I am reposting an article I wrote more than three years ago. Looking at the world today, I see the increased speed towards cataclysmic collision!I am currently on an around-the-globe trip, going from the West Coast, to Down Under, Singapore, London, and then home again. From the vantage point of this journey, the one striking and overwhelming image I get is of two runaway trains moving in opposite directions. And yet, in some strange way, they are about to cause a global collision. Let me explain. On one train, Islamists are violently demanding that the West bow to them as...
  • The Providence of God [RC Sproul Teaching Series Special Offer]

    07/10/2015 2:44:30 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    Ligonier ^ | RC Sproul
    Most of us have experienced disaster — or know someone who has. Conversely, most of us have experienced great blessing as well. While we are grateful for God’s kindness, we can’t help but shake our heads and wonder at the evil in this world — a world our Maker once called “very good.” We are even tempted to wonder about the wisdom of God’s plan. The Providence of God is an antidote to such temptations. In this series, R.C. Sproul brilliantly shows the wisdom and power of God’s rule, clarifying how God can guide all events without initiating human wickedness...
  • Catholic Church has unbroken line of Apostolic Succession from Popes back to Peter!

    07/08/2015 8:54:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 44 replies
    catholic365.com ^ | 7/7/2015 | Shaila D Touchton
    Catholic Church traces its origins back to Jesus Christ himself. Jesus Christ established a church nearly two thousand years ago. (1 Timothy 3:15) He said he will build one church not multiple churches. He said “Upon this Rock I will build My church." (Matthew 16:18) and "There shall be one fold and one shepherd." (John 10:16).The Holy Spirit will guide the Church.( John 16:13) through Apostles(Acts 4:8).Jesus Christ is the truth, then the Church which He founded and guides has all truth (John 14:6).If all denominations claiming to bible based churches all those 38,000 denominations teach and preach differently for...
  • Carbon-14 Found in Dinosaur Fossils

    07/08/2015 8:48:19 AM PDT · by fishtank · 61 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 7-6-2015 | Brian Thomas
    Carbon-14 Found in Dinosaur Fossils by Brian Thomas, M.S. * New science directly challenges the millions-of-years dogma scattered throughout the blockbuster movie Jurassic World. The spring 2015 edition of the Creation Research Society Quarterly (CRSQ) is a special issue that focuses on the investigation of dinosaur proteins inside fossil bones. The last article in the issue presents never-before-seen carbon dates for 14 different fossils, including dinosaurs. Because radiocarbon decays relatively quickly, fossils that are even 100,000 years old should have virtually no radiocarbon left in them.1 But they do. Jurassic World characters repeatedly mention "million years ago" in the context...
  • A Warning to the American Church

    07/08/2015 6:46:45 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 14 replies
    Barb Wire ^ | 7/8/2015 | Staff
    Editors note: Every Christian in America (especially pastors) need to listen to this prophetic warning to the American Church. It is clearly Holy Spirit-inspired and truer words were never spoken. – Matt Barber (Listen at link) Transcript: Hello. This message is for my fellow Christians in the United States of America, especially those who are in the clergy. I want to talk to you about church and State. I must confess that I’m a layman in both areas. That is to say, I’ve not made a career in either ministry or politics. But I’m Christian. I’ve been a follower of...
  • A Rainbow of Truth

    07/07/2015 6:01:37 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 4 replies
    Self | 7/07/15 | Me
    Sorry, Jimmy Carter, but under no earthly circumstance or hallucinogenic haze would have Jesus supported gay marriage; not even in your most deluded, history revisionist daydreams. Just because the Son of God preached love and forgiveness, not to supplant the divine hand of judgement, did not mean to ignore or condone the blatant blasphemy committed by those who repeatedly and knowingly defied God's law. If the Bible itself, strongly and unequivocally, condemns homosexuality in a number of passages, how could it possibly be construed as Jesus supporting same-sex matrimony? Such an ignorant assertion is yet another progressive fairytale and an...
  • The Target of Choice

    07/07/2015 3:25:34 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 16 replies
    Self | 7/07/15 | Me
    Obama: You don’t defeat ideologies like ISIS with guns; rather with “better ideas”. Did pacifists with “better ideas” defeat the Japanese Empire or Nazi Germany: schizophrenic nationalism that slaughtered 2,400 Americans at Pearl Harbor, exterminated 6 million Jews and accounted for over 20 million Russian casualties? Did “better ideas” stop Saddam Hussein from gassing thousands of Kurds, ravaging Kuwait, or indiscriminately sending missiles into the Israeli populace? Did it prevent 9/11 and save 3,000 innocent lives…the worst terrorist attack in our nation’s history? No? I’m all for dispelling a culture of hate, reforming a bloodthirsty plague on humanity, but considering...
  • Jimmy Carter: Let’s face it, Jesus would support gay marriage

    07/07/2015 12:31:32 PM PDT · by C19fan · 97 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 7, 2015 | Allahpundit
    “I don’t have any verse and scripture” to back that up, he allows, but he’s got a good feeling about it. And why not? “Jesus” is really just a stand-in in this question for morality writ large, right? If you support SSM you think the practice is moral (I should hope), and if you’re a Christian who believes something is moral, almost by definition you need to believe Jesus thinks so too. There’s nothing doctrinal about this, by Carter’s own admission. It’s just “I feel strongly this is right, ergo God must as well.”
  • The Homosexual Movement Is The Most Hateful And Most Vile Group In All Of The Western World

    07/07/2015 10:23:36 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 120 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | July 7, 3015 | Theodore Shoebat
    Sodomite activist, no different than Nazis The homosexual movement is the most hateful and most vile group in all of the Western world. The sodomites are supremacists; they believe that they have the superior lifestyle, a disposition and constitution more superior than the “others,” who they consider as inferior breeders. This is the ideology of sodomism. Sodomism is the ideology of homosexual superiority, in which the homosexuals desire to usher in — through propaganda, violence and state coercion — a utopia in which homosexuality is seen as a supreme ideal, and those who believe in the conjugal union as...
  • Be On Guard

    07/07/2015 9:41:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 7, 2015 | Marvin Olasky
    When leaders of City Church in San Francisco (see “Blindsided” in WORLD, July 11, 2015) recently decided to offer membership to same-sex marriage partners, investment banker Liza Hing says “a lot of people in the church were totally blindsided.” Others see such a change as inevitable. But that’s not the way it has to be, even at churches in cities with large gay populations. Redeemer Presbyterian Church Pastor Tim Keller has shown how to attract thousands of young New Yorkers while remaining biblically faithful. The Acts 29 Network is also attracting many young Christians to the new churches it plants....
  • America Headed to the ‘Ash Heap of History’?

    07/07/2015 5:18:21 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 11 replies
    CBN News online ^ | July 7, 2015 | Paul Strand
    LANCASTER, Pa. -- America just marked its 239th Independence Day, the birth of what many consider the greatest nation on earth. But after all these years of celebrating, Americans may soon be mourning its downfall. That's the conclusion of researcher George Barna and historian David Barton in their book U-Turn: Restoring America to the Strength of Its Roots. ***** Faith is losing its foothold in the land. "The proportion of unchurched people has risen from 28 percent to 48 percent in six years," Barna shared. "The fastest growing faith group in America is atheists and agnostics."
  • Jonathan Cahn: "End of Christian America" Is Here

    07/07/2015 5:36:54 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 62 replies
    WND.com ^ | July 5, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Jonathan Cahn, the Bible teacher and author who started warning nine years ago that America was facing the judgment of God if it did not reject secularism and return to its Judeo-Christian roots, says the June 26 Supreme Court ruling that legalized gay marriage in all 50 states marks the formal end to Christian America.
  • Jonathan Cahn: 'End of Christian America' is here

    07/06/2015 5:20:47 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 39 replies
    WND ^ | 5 July 15 | Leo Hohmann
    Jonathan Cahn, the Bible teacher and author who started warning nine years ago that America was facing the judgment of God if it did not reject secularism and return to its Judeo-Christian roots, says the June 26 Supreme Court ruling that legalized gay marriage in all 50 states marks the formal end to Christian America. Barring a “miracle of God,” the die has been cast, said the author of “The Harbinger” and “The Mystery of the Shemitah.” Cahn, speaking at the annual Messiah Conference at Messiah College in Pennsylvania on America’s Independence Day, said the U.S. and the world...
  • Marching boldly into the New Post-homophobic Christianity

    07/05/2015 6:44:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 79 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 5, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    It wasn’t like we didn’t see this coming but it’s certainly arriving faster and harder than even some of the more conservative estimates would have predicted. Now that gay marriage (or just any old marriage if you prefer) is a “constitutionally assured right” in the United States, Left side proponents are taking their victory laps. But at the same time they’re going to stick to the established talking points of telling everyone not to worry… nothing bad is going to happen to anyone else. You’re just not adjusted to the New and Improved Post-Homophobic Christianity. (From the Daily Beast) The...
  • The New Post-Homophobic Christianity: Christians are going to adapt to the new America just fine

    07/05/2015 11:16:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 07/05/2015 | Sally Kohn
    Since the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges that legalized marriage equality in America, some conservative Christians have been downright apoplectic. In a ridiculously offensive analogy, right wing anti-equality zealot Bryan Fischer tweeted: From a moral standpoint, 6/26 is now our 9/11.— Bryan Fischer (@BryanJFischer) June 26, 2015 Channeling a similar anger, though in a more commonly heard form, Fox News commentator Todd Starnes tweeted: If you thought the cultural purge over the Confederate flag was breathtaking -- wait until you see what LGBT activists do with Christians.— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) June 26, 2015 Meanwhile, Rod Dreher of the American...
  • Polygamy could be the next sexual liberation campaign

    07/04/2015 1:22:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The London Spectator ^ | July 2, 2015 | Ed West
    Back in the early 1990s when the kind old 17th Duke of Norfolk was special guest at prize-giving night at our school he remarked that in Islam one was allowed up to four wives. ‘What a nightmare,’ he quipped, ‘imagine having four mothers-in-law’ (or something to that effect). I think back at the joke as indicative of a more innocent age; if he had said that now, some little Pavlik Morozov in the assembly would have tweeted his outrage and by the time the Duke left the building he would have been trending on Twitter, forced to step down as...
  • Night Is Falling

    07/02/2015 1:26:15 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 58 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 1 July 15 | Matt Ward
    As the end of the Second World War approached even the most diehard and fervent Nazis knew that the end was coming. During this critical time orders were issued which would completely baffle us. Instead of withdrawing the most experienced generals and fighters to defend the homeland the orders were instead given to send these generals to the death camps to speed up the execution of the Jews. In other words, it was more of a priority to speed up the killing machine we have come to know as the Holocaust than it was to safeguard their own survival...
  • Life and Death in Iraq (Christians and Yezidis)

    07/02/2015 11:24:24 AM PDT · by xzins · 3 replies
    Good News ^ | 29 Jun 15 | Jeff Gardner
    By Jeff Gardner -Last August, Joseph received the news he had feared for weeks: The armies of the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, had invaded the region of Sinjar in western Iraq, the place where he and tens of thousands of Yezidis had lived for centuries. When Joseph got word that ISIS fighters were headed towards his home village of Tillqasab, he panicked — although he had left years ago, his elderly father still lived in the village. Arriving at the outskirts of town, Joseph realized that he was too late — Tillqasab had already fallen...
  • EXCLUSIVE: County Clerk Resigns Instead of Issuing Gay Marriage Licenses

    07/01/2015 1:52:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    Linda Barnette has issued marriage licenses in Grenada County, Mississippi for 24 years. On Tuesday, she resigned.“I choose to obey God rather than man,” Mrs. Barnette wrote in her one paragraph resignation letter to the Grenada County Board of Supervisors.“I am a follower of Christ and I believe strongly that the Bible is my final authority,” she wrote. ‘The Bible teaches that a marriage is to be between a man and a woman. Therefore, because of the recent ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court, I can no longer fulfill my duties as Circuit Clerk and issue marriage licenses to same...
  • Obergefell v. Hodges and Tax Exemption for Churches

    07/01/2015 7:52:04 AM PDT · by rhema · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 30, 2015 | Lee Cary
    The Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage settled little. It merely launched a bigger struggle over the definition of marriage. Now, resistance to Obergefell v. Hodges will join Roe v. Wade in becoming another, long-tailed comet moving across the socio-political skies of America. A third, landmark Supreme Court initiative waits over the horizon. It will involve the 2nd Amendment. Perhaps not soon, but coming. Following Obergefell v. Hodges, much discussion now centers on the potential loss of tax-exempt status to churches that resist. Same-sex marriage zealots will look for opportunities to cement the Court’s decision by forcing churches, through the...
  • Yes, I Am One of the Pod People

    07/01/2015 7:44:53 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 5 replies
    sgberman.com ^ | 7/1/15 | Steve Berman
    Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance: the five stages of grief.  As a Christian, I’ve gone through these over the last few years, and now I’ve arrived at acceptance. I denied that God could remove His hand from our blessed country, America; that divorce among Christians was just as prevalent as the non-religious.  I denied that our youth were ever more questioning Christian teaching and doctrine, and were leaving the faith of their parents in droves.  I denied that the country was becoming more and more deaf to our 24/7 obsession with preaching the Gospel.  I denied that the church was...
  • Five True Lies Republicans Should Tell In 2016

    07/01/2015 7:42:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    It’s time to define the Democrats the way they’ve done to our people.Our readers don’t really need to see another column, post, or podcast about how the Supreme Court and the Obama administration has wrecked the America we used to know, and we’re past the time where we wallow in grief about how the country is lost. It’s not lost. The fight isn’t over until conservatives say it’s over. Are you really going to just sit there and let a bunch of high-school losers who found religion in campus cultural Marxism destroy the greatest society in world history? The Nazis,...
  • A real Grand Unification Theory: Christianity, Islam and Paganism | Humor

    06/30/2015 3:17:24 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 1 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | June 30, 2015 | Dan Miller
    Einstein tried but failed to develop a Grand Unification Theory. Perhaps he should have selected a name without the acronym GUT. Hope remains, and I developed one in less than an hour. It explains life, the universe and everything.I. posits:1. An infinite number of universes exist, all of which have infinite numbers of galaxies. 2. Some universes and some galaxies are Christian (whatever that may mean there), some are Islamic (whatever that may mean there) and some are Pagan (whatever that may mean there). Pagan refers to all religions other than Christianity and Islam. 3. The allegedly Christian, Islamic and Pagan galaxies generally,...
  • Loserville (The Triumph of the Cult of Liberalism)

    06/30/2015 9:19:53 AM PDT · by mojito · 16 replies
    ZBlog ^ | 6/29/2015 | Z Man
    ...Reading conservative sites the last week, I’m getting that vibe from both the chattering skulls and their readers who show up in the comments. There’s a state of shock at what has transpired over the two weeks.Their preferred party sold them out to please global finance. The court untethered itself from the English language and made itself the enforcer for the Cult of Modern Liberalism. Not only was the Right not winning, they were blown off the field. As I pointed out the other day, the gay marriage ruling is the biggest assault on religious liberty in the history of...
  • America's Most Biblically-Hostile U. S. President

    06/29/2015 6:29:27 AM PDT · by rhema · 18 replies
    Wallbuilders ^ | 6/16/15 | David Barton
    When one observes President Obama’s unwillingness to accommodate America’s four-century long religious conscience protection through his attempts to require Catholics to go against their own doctrines and beliefs, one is tempted to say that he is anti-Catholic. But that characterization would not be correct. Although he has recently singled out Catholics, he has equally targeted traditional Protestant beliefs over the past four years. So since he has attacked Catholics and Protestants, one is tempted to say that he is anti-Christian. But that, too, would be inaccurate. He has been equally disrespectful in his appalling treatment of religious Jews in general...
  • VIDOVDAN (St. Vitus Day) JUNE 28 - AND ITS CHRISTIAN LESSONS FOR TODAY

    06/28/2015 2:05:13 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 3 replies
    www.heroesofserbia.com ^ | June 28, 2014 | Aleksandra Rebic
    Battle of Kosovo icon. ...The heart of Serbia, her soul, which was Kosovo, lay here. Lazar’s territory began to feel the threat for real in 1381 when the first Turkish raids in northern Serbia began. The pivotal invasion would come on a Tuesday, eight years later. That Tuesday, June 28, 1389, would become probably the single most important date in all of Serbian history, and the impact of the events of that single day would not only effect the Serbians and their lands, but all of the Balkans and the future of Europe as well. It is impossible to quantify...
  • How Christianity invented children

    06/26/2015 8:14:13 PM PDT · by annalex · 51 replies
    The Week ^ | April 23, 2015 | Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
    How Christianity invented children Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry We have forgotten just how deep a cultural revolution Christianity wrought. In fact, we forget about it precisely because of how deep it was: There are many ideas that we simply take for granted as natural and obvious, when in fact they didn't exist until the arrival of Christianity changed things completely. Take, for instance, the idea of children.Today, it is simply taken for granted that the innocence and vulnerability of children makes them beings of particular value, and entitled to particular care. We also romanticize children — their beauty, their joy, their...
  • 5 Reasons the Catholic Church is the True Church

    06/25/2015 7:00:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 71 replies
    catholic365.com ^ | 6/24/2015 | Amelia Monroe Carlson
    There are many reasons the Roman Catholic Church is the true Church of Jesus Christ, however, some of those reasons are necessary for discussions with those outside the Catholic Church. Jesus prayed for unity of believers and unity begins with understanding. The understanding of the Church’s beliefs is essential in working toward that unity. Here are some key reasons to keep in mind when speaking to non-Catholics: 1.) Authority- Jesus gave specific instructions regarding dealing with members of the Church who were in sin. Matthew 18:15-18 says “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between...
  • Air - Johann Sebastian Bach (vanity)

    06/25/2015 12:12:09 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 5 replies
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  • Government and Politics Won't Solve Our Racial Problem

    06/24/2015 2:55:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 24, 2015 | Star Parker
    When horrible things happen, such as the tragic mass murder that occurred at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, we try to understand because it is through understanding that we solve problems. Speaking about the incident, Hillary Clinton said: "It is tempting to dismiss a tragedy like this as an isolated incident -- to believe that in today's America, bigotry is largely behind us, that institutionalized racism no longer exists. But despite our best efforts and our highest hopes, America's long struggle with race is far from finished." Some of the Republican candidates for president are taking heat because...
  • The Purchasing, Manufacturing, And Selling Of Firearms And Weapon Is Completely Biblical

    06/24/2015 8:10:13 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 25 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 06/23/2015 | Theodore Shoebat
    ...One thing that I wish from Pope Francis is that he be more emphatic in his statements, and be more specific as to whether or not all weapons manufacturers are evil, or that only the ones who profit from evil are placing their souls in jeopardy. I doubt Francis himself takes the former position, since he is constantly surrounded by very tough Swiss Guardsmen who are all armed....All of the guns that the Swiss Guard uses are manufactured, and I doubt that Francis is condemning these manufacturers. Lets not forget that not too long ago the Vatican was pushing for...
  • Dear Pope Francis: Here Are Five Times Weapons of War That Saved Christians

    06/23/2015 11:20:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 06/23/2015 | David Harsanyi
    This week, Pope Francis informed an audience in Turin that gun manufacturers—and those invested in the weapons industries—were hypocrites if they called themselves Christians. Francis, who earlier this year accused weapons makers of participating in an “industry of death,” explained: “It makes me think of … people, managers, businessmen who call themselves Christian and they manufacture weapons. That leads to a bit a distrust, doesn’t it?” Well, not really. This piece comes with customary caveat that English-speaking media tends to tweak the translation of the Pope’s messages just enough to mislead or strip it of proper context—or sometimes, miss...
  • Bibles Pour into Cuba to Meet Christianity Boom

    06/23/2015 9:26:44 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 12 replies
    CBN.com ^ | 06/23/2015 | CBNNews.com
    Christians in Cuba received more than 83,000 Bibles earlier this month from the International Missions Board. The Bibles come at a time of growth in the evangelical church in Cuba. The Baptist Convention in Cuba is distributing the Bibles to believers in more than 1,000 churches all over the island. Bibles have not been sold in Cuban bookstores for more than 50 years.