HOME/ABOUT  Prayer  SCOTUS  ProLife  BangList  Aliens  StatesRights  ConventionOfStates  WOT  HomosexualAgenda  GlobalWarming  Corruption  Taxes  Congress  Fraud  MediaBias  GovtAbuse  Tyranny  Obama  ObamaCare  Elections  Polls  Debates  Trump  Carson  Cruz  Bush  OPSEC  Benghazi  InfoSec  BigBrother  IRS  Scandals  TalkRadio  TeaParty  FreeperBookClub  HTMLSandbox  FReeperEd  FReepathon  CopyrightList  Copyright/DMCA Notice 

Working on the last $8k! Let's get 'er done! Thank you very much for your loyal support, Jim

Or by mail to: Free Republic, LLC - PO Box 9771 - Fresno, CA 93794
Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $79,674
Woo hoo!! And now less than $8.4k to go!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: christianity

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Pope Francis: 'Christians and Muslims are brothers and sisters' [1 Cor 5]

    11/30/2015 9:43:08 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 50 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/30/2015 | Staff
    Pope Francis has told worshippers in a mosque in the Central African Republic that "Christians and Muslims are brothers and sisters". He was speaking to Muslims who had sought shelter in the capital Bangui after nearly three years of violence between Christians and Muslims. The mosque visit was seen as perhaps the most difficult part of his Africa tour, a BBC correspondent says. Pope Francis then held the final Mass of his Africa trip in Bangui. He was speaking in Latin, which was then translated into the local Sango language. His message of reconciliation appeared to have an immediate impact,...
  • A Time to Get Serious

    11/28/2015 1:10:23 PM PST · by American Faith Today
    American Faith Today ^ | November 28,2015 | American Faith Today
    As I check out some news stories today, it strikes me that we are certainly living in a time in which it's time to get serious about our faith and whether or not we'll stand on and for it. It's been the case for a while, and really it's always been the case. But today I'll talk about a story that features the literal banning of the Christian cross by a nation's, a Christian nation's government. There's a story of the banning of Christmas trees and Christmas carols that promote Christianity by a VA hospital. Christians were once again killed...
  • Whence Comes the Special Resistance to Christ? A Meditation on a Teaching from Joseph Sobran

    11/24/2015 7:45:41 AM PST · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-23-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Whence Comes the Special Resistance to Christ? A Meditation on a Teaching from Joseph Sobran Msgr. Charles Pope • November 23, 2015 • I have started reading through a recently published book called Subtracting Christianity: Essays on American Culture and Society. It is an anthology of the writings of Joseph Sobran (1946-2010), long-time editor at National Review and a keen observer of culture and its intersection with faith. I recommend it highly, for its penetrating observations and its sober portrait of what happens when we remove Christianity from our culture, the same Christianity that was fundamental in our making.I'd like...
  • 17 Facts about Mormonism: A Mormon Response and Counter-Response by Damon Whitsell

    11/25/2015 10:50:25 AM PST · by damonw · 115 replies
    Discerning Sound Doctrine ^ | November 5, 2015 | Damon Whitsell
    POST IS TOO LONG TO POST ALL HERE - A F.A.I.R. Mormon Apologist by the name of CC (CleanCut) submitted a response to ALL 17 of the claims in this post 17 Little Known Facts About the Mormons What follows is,,, 1. the 17 facts as stated by Challengemin.org 2. CCs comments. (You see CCs original comments for verification on the above post comments section) 3. my (Damons) counter comments. FACT #1 The Mormon Church teaches ALL other Churches are WRONG; ALL their creeds are an ABOMINATION in the sight of God; and ALL their teachers are corrupt. One of...
  • How God Uses Problems In Your Life

    11/25/2015 10:38:04 AM PST · by damonw · 8 replies
    Discerning Sound Doctrine ^ | 11/25/2015 | Damon Whitsell
    This little jem was posted in a forum and a friend pasted it to his facebook page, so I am sharing it here. The authors name is Amanda Hadaway. —————————————— 1. God uses problems to DIRECT you. Sometimes God must light a fire under you to get you moving. Problems often point us in a new direction and motivate us to change. Is God trying to get your attention? Sometimes it takes a painful situation to make us change our ways. Proverbs 20:30 2. God uses problems to INSPECT you. People are like tea bags . . . if you...
  • Top Christian voice uncorks on liars in media, politics (Ravi Zacharias)

    11/24/2015 3:32:03 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 17 replies
    WND ^ | 23 Nov 15 | Leo Hohmann
    Dr. Ravi Zacharias is one of Christianity’s foremost apologists. His ministry, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, is based in Norcross, Georgia. Is the West being slow-cooked by a resurgence of Islamic fervor across the globe, responding to individual attacks by separate groups but refusing to engage in the wider battle? One of Christianity’s most widely respected thinkers and erudite apologists says that is exactly the case. In an op-ed titled "Is Paris Burning," Ravi Zacharias says Europe, America and the entire free world are being lied to by their politicians and most of their media, who refuse to ask the appropriate...
  • ISIS and a 1777 congressional Thanksgiving prayer (Chuck Norris on ISIS, Thanksgiving, Constitution)

    11/23/2015 10:23:13 AM PST · by Perseverando · 1 replies
    WND ^ | November 22, 2015 | Chuck Norris
    Just after the Paris terror attacks last week, I wrote about how I thought they could go down in history as the catalyst that coalesced countries in the West and beyond into a World War III. Since then, other nations’ responses and increased terror attacks have only confirmed that we’ve entered into an unprecedented time in human history and war. Pundits and politicians on both sides of the aisle criticize both the U.S. Congress and President Obama for not officially doing more to fight ISIS. Constitutionally speaking, as commander in chief of the armed forces, the president has the power...
  • Exclusive-Assyrian Army Commander: "We Are Losing Christianity" To Islamic State

    11/23/2015 7:10:01 AM PST · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 23, 2015 | Edwin Mora
    Christians in Iraq and Syria are losing their people and religion to the brutal Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), declares the Assyrian Army’s commander-in-chief.
  • German Cardinal: ISIS a ‘Satanic Terrorist Group’

    11/20/2015 5:32:20 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 13 replies
    Church Militant ^ | November 20, 2015 | Ryan Fitzgerald
    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is a "satanic terrorist group." Those were the words of Cdl. Kurt Koch of Germany on Tuesdayat the International Ecumenical Congress held in his country near Stuttgart. The German cardinal, one of the few remaining orthodox prelates in Germany, told his audience it's wrong to believe violent persecutions of Christians are a thing of the past. Instead, he pointed out how there are plenty of martyrs for the Faith today, specifically because of ISIS. "In about 25 countries Christians are under threat of life and limb," observed Cdl. Koch. Hence, it is...
  • I went to church w/ Ted Cruz, he's building an army of young Christian voters in Iowa-"scary stuff"

    11/21/2015 1:08:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 152 replies
    Salon ^ | November 20, 2015 | Robert Leonard - reporter, anthropologist, and author of “Yellow Cab”
    Many around me in the coffee shop nodded in agreement in support of welcoming Christian refugees and rejecting those of other faiths. It fits their narrative that they should help persecuted Christians. After all, despite the fact that American Christians are the most entitled and privileged people in the history of the planet, many feel persecuted.One of the more endearing customs of many of our small town Iowa churches on Sunday morning is story time. The pastor welcomes elementary and pre-school aged kids up front, where he or she sits with the children, and shares a parable. Often the pastor...
  • Syrian Patriarch: 'The West Has Betrayed Us'

    11/20/2015 9:43:21 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 26 replies
    Church Militant ^ | November 19, 2015 | Joseph Pelletier
    Syrian Patriarch: 'The West Has Betrayed Us' "We Christians are not able to live in this chaos" Church Militant November 19, 2015 "Be careful, the situation in Syria is not like the Egyptian, Tunisian or Libyan. It is much more complex, and conflict will create only chaos and civil war." This is warning from the head of the Syrian Catholic Church, Moran Mor Ignatius Joseph III Younan. In an interview with Le Messager, the official publication of the Catholic Church in Egypt, the patriarch emphasized that Christians in Syria "are trapped in a terrible situation." The dwindling population faces...
  • Are Christianity and Islam equally violent? Leftists Seem to Think so.

    11/20/2015 8:12:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/20/2015 | By James Arlandson
    This one is making the rounds, both on ABC'sThe View and by a religious leftist who says weneed to wrestle with violencein the Scriptures. The hostesses ofThe ViewsaysHitler was a Christian, so who are Christians today to moralize about ISIS? To me, it doesn't matter whether, hypothetically, Hitler or Timothy McVeigh yelled "I kill in the name of Christ!" (Neither one claimedChristianity; both rejected it.) We wouldjudge them by their fruit and their conformity to the New Testament.Which bring us to the religious leftist. He is right that Christians need to wrestle with Old Testament violence, though he correctlysays...
  • The Roots of American Prosperity

    11/20/2015 7:11:31 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 14 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 11/20/15 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    Ask most Americans what was the most important document produced in 1776 and almost no one would answer with Adam Smith’s An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (more commonly known as The Wealth of Nations). However, some would argue that Smith’s work had more of a global impact than even the Declaration of Independence. The first edition of The Wealth of Nations sold out in six months. It would have an almost immediate impact on government financial policy, and is considered by many to be the most important treatise on economics ever written. Adam...
  • What an American Crusade would look like

    11/19/2015 9:50:36 AM PST · by EQAndyBuzz · 15 replies
    EQAndyBuzz | 11/19/2015 | Self
    American Christians are under constant attack by the Government. In schools, at official events and in our day to day business operations, we are called intolerant and forced to abide by a set of rules which are not Constitutional.
  • Is Paris Burning? (By Dr. Ravi Zacharias)

    11/19/2015 7:03:01 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 20 replies
    RZIM ^ | 18 Nov 15 | Dr. Ravi Zacharias
    The layers that obscure the truth are burying humanity in large numbers. Yes, Paris was burning again and those flames and the dead bodies may well be a grim foreshadowing of what the future holds. I was in neighboring England the night the massacre scattered across Paris took place, as people going out to enjoy a dinner or concert or a football game were the targets of hate-filled and ruthless killers. The newspapers the next day had similar words: “Carnage”; “massacre”; “assassination”; “murder”; “blood”; “death”; “screams”; “terror,” and so on. Television programming was preempted and viewers were cautioned that...
  • Some differences between Catholics and Lutherans on Baptism, Eucharist, Priesthood

    11/18/2015 2:11:53 PM PST · by NYer · 18 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | November 18, 2015 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    In a comment elsewhere, someone wondered about differences between Catholics and Lutherans.  HEREI cannot go into deep detail about these differences.  Books can be written about each point, and have been.Here are my lunch break reflections while the US Bishops are having lunch during their annual meeting.Keep in mind that I am a former Lutheran convert to the Catholic Church.  I was validly baptized as a Lutheran.  I rejected the Lutheran catechism and instruction when I was 7 years old because I couldn’t square their message about corruption with the beauty of the music of Mozart.  After a vaguely Christian time and a...
  • Dr. Robert Jeffress Addresses Paris Attacks (11/15/15) (the right Christian response)

    11/16/2015 10:34:03 AM PST · by Perseverando · 30 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | November 15, 2015 | First Baptist Dallas
    Dr. Robert Jeffress, Pastor of First Baptist Dallas, addresses the Paris attacks and shares how Christians should respond.
  • Franklin Graham Just Responded To Paris Attacks With 6 Words No One Else Would Dare Say

    11/16/2015 10:49:45 AM PST · by Mozilla · 32 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | November 16, 2015 | Jack davis
    The root of the evil that has put Paris in mourning and threatens Western civilization is not to be found in long-winded speeches about economic justice, according to Rev. Franklin Graham. It comes down to a religion that seeks to crush everything the West holds dear. “Islam is not a peaceful religion,” Graham said Saturday on Facebook. “In the hours after the horrific attacks some said ‘TERRORISM HAS NO RELIGION.’ Do not be fooled. This attack was done in the name of Allah, the god of Islam,” Graham posted.
  • Cross on L.A. County Seal Goes to Judge

    11/16/2015 8:43:02 AM PST · by aimhigh · 18 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | 11/16/2015 | Matt Reynolds
    A federal judge, Christina Snyder, will decide whether a Latin cross on the Los Angeles County seal is a state endorsement of Christianity or just an accurate depiction of a building of historical significance. Coates said in a trial brief that the cross had been at the San Gabriel Mission since it was built in the late 1700s. Aside from a 22-year period when the cross was removed for repairs after the Whittier earthquake in 1987, stolen and then restored, the cross has been a consistent feature of the mission. But plaintiffs' attorney Linda Burrow, with Caldwell Leslie & Proctor,...
  • Rachel Maddow, We Don't Want to Kill the Gays

    11/12/2015 10:24:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2015 | Michael Brown
    Rachel, you recently took strong exception to what has been referred to as a "kill the gays" rally, and I want to stand with you in renouncing this kind of rhetoric in the strongest possible terms, especially since this was a Christian-based rally. To say this with absolutely clarity, it is not Christian in any shape, size, or form to provoke hatred towards gays or lesbians or, worse still, to suggest that they should be mistreated or, God forbid, executed. It is true that there are some professing Christians who believe gays should be killed, but they are no different...
  • Christian Belief Cost Kelvin Cochran His Job

    11/11/2015 10:26:44 AM PST · by Brilliant · 22 replies
    WSJ ^ | 11/10/2015 | Jason L. Riley
    Kelvin Cochran...was born into a poor family in Shreveport... that became even poorer after his father walked out and left his mother to raise six children... Mr. Cochran aspired to be a firefighter... and he eventually was appointed Shreveport's first black fire chief... In 2008 he became the fire chief of Atlanta... But a year ago, Mr. Cochran was suspended... Mr. Cochran's fireable offense... was publishing a book in violation of the city's ethics code... The reality... is that Mr. Cochran no longer has his $172,000-a-year job because of what's in the book. The suit accuses the city of firing...

    11/11/2015 4:43:30 AM PST · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | November 11, 2015 | Danusha V. Goska
    The Judeo-Christian tradition recognizes the individual, apart from the mob. That individual is invited to meet and talk, face to face and utterly spontaneously, with God, without interruption from any earthly authority. That encounter is the life spark of Western Civilization.
  • The Media's Ignorance of American Religion

    11/06/2015 8:47:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 6, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    I seemingly must rewrite this every election season. As Ben Carson rises and the media is confronted by some mysterious something called a "Seventh Day Adventist," it is time again to explain American Protestantism to the press. It is amazing how the American mainstream media continues to write about American Christianity with complete ignorance regarding its basic terms, history, and beliefs. First, understand that a "mainline" protestant is not a "mainstream" protestant. The two are not interchangeable. The former is more of an academic term. The basic way to understand what a mainline protestant is would be to understand that...
  • Islamists 'break into church and spray Allah on walls before destroying crucifix' [Revelation 6]

    11/05/2015 8:35:30 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 23 replies
    Express UK ^ | 11/04/2015 | Tom Parfitt
    The attackers smashed wooden statues of the Virgin Mary and Jesus on the cross during the shocking attack earlier this week. They stormed the Church of our Lady of Carmen in the Spanish town of Rincon de la Victoria, Andalucia on Monday morning. Spain's Civil Guard has now launched a probe into the vandalism. A spokesman for the Diocese of Malaga said the attack – first discovered by priest Agustin Carrasco – was not representative of all Muslims. He also said it was committed to maintaining "respect and fraternity between different religious groups". Last month a Moroccan man was arrested...

    11/05/2015 3:37:45 AM PST · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | November 5, 2015 | Jack Kerwick
    As organizations like CAIR and their allies wax indignant over “Islamophobia” in America, Muslims around the globe are visiting the worst sort of cruelty upon the Christian minorities in their midst.
  • No Longer Slaves (Video/Song)

    11/04/2015 5:30:37 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4 Nov 15 | Jonathan David & Melissa Helser
    No Longer Slaves // Jonathan David & Melissa Helser // We Will Not Be Shaken Official Lyric Video
  • Growing Number of Pastors Believe Christianity and Islam Are Similar

    11/04/2015 11:52:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 103 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 10/27/2015 | LISA CANNON GREEN
    Protestant pastors are increasingly polarized about Islam, as a growing share label the Muslim faith violent while a sharply rising minority calls it spiritually good. Although a majority considers Islam dangerous, a small but increasing segment believes Islam is similar to Christianity, according to a new survey by Nashville-based LifeWay Research. Two-thirds of Protestant pastors agree Christianity and Islam should seek to coexist in America. The softening of some pastors' views toward Islam is a key finding of a LifeWay Research survey of 1,000 Protestant pastors. Seventeen percent of pastors characterize Islam as similar to Christianity, nearly double the 9...
  • Atheist professor: I will mock Christians but not Muslims because of 'straight up fear'

    11/04/2015 10:08:31 AM PST · by aimhigh · 34 replies
    Christian Examiner ^ | 11/03/2015 | Kelly Ledbetter
    "I absolutely agree that it is okay for those of the Left to critique, mock, [and] deride Christianity, but Islam gets a free pass," Zuckerman told CNSNews.com. "Which is so strange, because if you care about women's rights, if you care about human rights, if you care about gay rights, then you really... uh... then Islam is much more problematic." From a human rights perspective, Christian nations are among the most successful, yet Zuckerman said he would not criticize Islam for fear of execution. "As an atheist, where on planet Earth is the death penalty meted out to atheists? It's...
  • Billy Graham's Warning to American Churches: 'Prepare for Persecution'

    11/04/2015 6:04:47 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/03/2015 | Christian Post
    he Rev. Billy Graham has issued a written warning to America's churches: "Prepare for persecution." The renowned preacher and founder of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association penned a commentary that was posted on his website last week and is slated to appear in the November edition of Decision magazine. In the magazine, Graham notes that the American church has been largely unfamiliar with persecution, writing that this "immunity to persecution that Christians in our country have experienced in the past two or three centuries is unusual."
  • Atheist: Okay to Disparage Christians, But Islam Off-Limits Because of ‘Fear’

    11/01/2015 7:25:47 PM PST · by lowbridge · 59 replies
    cns ^ | october 30, 2015 | penny starr
    An atheist professor said Tuesday that it's acceptable to criticize Christians but not Muslims, because he does not "fear" retaliation from Christians. "I know what keeps me from critiquing Islam on my blog is just fear," Phil Zuckerman said at a discussion on religious liberty at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. "I've got three kids. "So I know I can say anything about Christianity or Mormonism, and I'm not living in fear, which is a testament to Christianity and Mormonism, and that's wonderful. Thank you," said Zuckerman, who is a self-described atheist and professor of secular studies at Pitzer College...
  • Spiritual Suicide: When European Churches Sell Their Souls to Islam

    11/02/2015 8:27:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 2, 2015 | Michael Brown
    At a time when Christians in the Middle East are being tortured, beheaded, and crucified rather than denying Jesus, Christians in Europe I should say so-called Christians are renouncing the Great Commission and removing the cross (literally) to make peace with Muslims. What kind of madness is this? Last month, in Sweden, the Bishop of Stockholm "proposed a church in her diocese remove all signs of the cross and put down markings showing the direction to Mecca for the benefit of Muslim worshippers." As reported on Breitbart.com, "Calling Muslim guests to the church 'angels', the Bishop later took to her...
  • Atheist: Okay to Disparage Christians, But Islam Off-Limits Because of ‘Fear’

    10/30/2015 5:39:06 PM PDT · by xzins · 49 replies
    CNS ^ | October 30, 2015 | Penny Starr
    An atheist professor said Tuesday that it’s acceptable to criticize Christians but not Muslims, because he does not “fear” retaliation from Christians. “I know what keeps me from critiquing Islam on my blog is just fear,” Phil Zuckerman said at a discussion on religious liberty at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. “I’ve got three kids. “So I know I can say anything about Christianity or Mormonism, and I’m not living in fear, which is a testament to Christianity and Mormonism, and that’s wonderful. Thank you,” said Zuckerman, who is a self-described atheist and professor of secular studies at Pitzer College...
  • Atheist: Okay to Disparage Christians, But Islam Off-Limits Because of ‘Fear’

    10/30/2015 5:38:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 30, 2015 | 3:38 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    An atheist professor said Tuesday that its acceptable to criticize Christians but not Muslims, because he does not fear retaliation from Christians. I know what keeps me from critiquing Islam on my blog is just fear, Phil Zuckerman said at a discussion on religious liberty at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Ive got three kids. So I know I can say anything about Christianity or Mormonism, and Im not living in fear, which is a testament to Christianity and Mormonism, and thats wonderful. Thank you, said Zuckerman, who is a self-described atheist and professor of secular studies at Pitzer College...
  • Bremerton HS students invite satanists to oppose praying coach [Psalms 9]

    10/30/2015 9:04:07 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 26 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 10/29/2015 | Kitsap Sun
    BREMERTON -- When the Bremerton Knights take the field against Sequim on Thursday, a group of Satanists dressed in ceremonial robes will be watching from the stands. The members of The Satanic Temple of Seattle say they are coming to the game to advocate for religious equality, in light of the controversy sparked by Bremerton High School assistant football coach Joe Kennedy, who has threatened to sue the school district if he is not allowed to pray on the field after games. Bremerton School District spokeswoman Patty Glaser confirmed Wednesday the district has received a request from the Satanic Temple...
  • BREAKING: High school boots praying football coach

    10/29/2015 7:26:23 AM PDT · by PROCON · 56 replies
    foxnews ^ | Oct. 28, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    Coach Joe Kennedy has been booted from the locker room at Bremerton High School in Washington State, Fox News has learned exclusively. Superintendent Aaron Leavell placed the longtime coach on administrative leave after he refused to stop his post-game prayers.“Effective immediately, pending further District review of your conduct, you are placed on paid administrative leave from your position as an assistant coach with the Bremerton High School football program,” Level wrote to the coach in an Oct. 28th letter. “You may not participate, in any capacity, in BHS football program activities.”
  • Affecting truth by “reforming” religion

    10/28/2015 5:42:53 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/28/15 | A. Dru Kristenev
    To reform a religion is to change it and what we seek in Christianity today is to restore our understanding of truth, not to re-form it Is there such a thing as a “reform” religion? Given some thought, a number of questions crop up regarding what is actually a reform religion, particularly when applied to the mosques, synagogues and churches that claim to practice their faith under the auspices of newness. Starting with this: If one believes in the religion, yet thinks it must be reformed (changed, re-“formed”) in order to be applicable to their lives, then is not the...
  • Satanists: Students invited it to protest coach’s prayers (Bremerton WA)

    10/28/2015 5:25:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 28, 2015 8:15 PM EDT | Gene Johnson
    A group of robe-wearing, incense-spreading, self-described Seattle Satanists plans to attend a Washington state high school football game on Thursday, in the latest turn of a controversy over a Christian coachs postgame prayers. Bremerton High School senior class President Abe Bartlett said Wednesday that he was one of a few students who invited The Satanic Temple of Seattle to attend the game. He called it an effort to get the school district to clarify its policy: While officials last month asked assistant coach Joe Kennedy to stop praying at the 50-yard line, he has continued the practice and threatened a...
  • Mark Steyn: Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be

    10/27/2015 7:33:09 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 6 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 10/26/2015 | HarpyGoddess
    Christian bakers have to bake gay wedding cakes, but Muslim truckers don't have to transport alcohol. Gotcha. I'm sure Anthony Kennedy can explain it, but wouldn't it be quicker just to load America onto the truck and drive it off the cliff? Then again, if you're a senior bureaucrat with the IRS and you regard conservatives as the spawn of Satan, you have complete freedom of conscience to screw them over as you wish. ~Every day the papers are full of stories that would have seemed extraordinary 20 years ago but are now depressingly routine. For example: A rabbi and...
  • One of Obamas moderate terrorists mocks Christianity after looting a church

    10/26/2015 12:37:14 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 10 replies
    twitter.com ^ | 10/26/2016 | theLemniscat
    the Lemniscat ‏@theLemniscat 6h6 hours ago One of Obama’s “moderate” terrorists mocks Christianity after looting a church #Syria http://www.taigs.com/tag/syria-catholic-ethnic-cleansing-al-nusra/
  • U.S. Christians told: Prepare for persecution

    10/25/2015 10:03:03 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 40 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 24 Oct 15 | Staff
    Theyre marked for extermination in the Middle East. Theyre banned from practicing their faith in many nations around the world. Theyve been subjected to violence, intimidation and hatred from the very beginnings of the faith until the present day. Christians are no strangers to persecution. But such treatment largely hasnt erupted in the United States of America. Until now. "American Christians need to prepare for persecution," Carl Gallups told WND TV. The former law enforcement professional and pastor of Hickory Hammock Baptist Church argued Christians are increasing being "targeted" for both political harassment and outright violence. And he's written a...
  • The woman caught in adultery

    10/24/2015 7:50:37 AM PDT · by umpqua · 42 replies
    youtube ^ | 12/11/12
    A great scene reminding us to search what we have done as we accuse others.
  • What Really Grieves Franklin Graham's Spirit

    10/23/2015 6:25:31 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 19 replies
    Charismanews ^ | 10/23/2015 | Franklin Graham
    "If you're a Christian, stand up." With those words, a God-hating gunman began a systematic killing at a community college in a rural Oregon logging town. By the time it was over, 10 people were dead, including the shooter, and nine others were horribly injured. According to reports from at least one of the survivors, the shooter ordered students to stand up and state if they were Christians. "And they would stand up, and he (the shooter) said, 'Good. Because you're a Christian, you're going to see God in just about one second," the victim's father told a media outlet....
  • What Threatens Liberty and Increases Abortion, Human Trafficking, Government Debt, and Poverty?

    10/18/2015 9:44:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2015 | Calvin Beisner
    Conservatives, Christian and non-Christian alike, share concerns about civil and religious liberty, abortion and the sanctity of human life, human trafficking and pornography and how they damage families, fiscal responsibility in government, and poverty. What many dont know is that there are links between climate alarmism and every one of these issues. Let me take them in reverse order. First, climate alarmism undermines fiscal responsibility in government. Not only do governments around the world spend nearly $1 billion per day just on research into climate change, but also policies meant to reduce global warming would...
  • Islam and Liberalism: Twin Beasts of the Apocalypse

    10/18/2015 11:45:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2015 | Matt Barber
    Mankinds enduring culture war is nothing new. It first began in a garden long ago and today has reached a fever pitch worldwide. The battle lines are drawn, not so much between conservative vs. liberal, as many presume, but, rather, between biblical vs. unbiblical, truth vs. deception. In its most distilled form the culture war signifies the worldly manifestation of an otherworldy spiritual battle between good and evil. African Cardinal Robert Sarah, a man many view as a potential future pope, recently made news by boldly drilling down into this reality. During the Vaticans ongoing Synod of Bishops, Sarah noted...
  • How Wide the Divide: Sexuality at the Forefront, Culture at the Crossroads

    10/18/2015 9:40:48 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 10 replies
    Ravi Zacharias International Ministries ^ | Posted by Ravi Zacharias on July 15, 2015 | Dr. Ravi Zacharias
    A century ago these times were imagined and they are now here. How do we live as Christians in such times? My mother-in-law is ninety-five years old. She has lived through several wars and numerous other cataclysmic events in her life. Nothing has her more perplexed, shocked, and almost emotionally stunned as the culture wars that have been waged and have changed our world. I see her sitting in church when I am visiting her, obviously wondering why all of her past memories have been lost in the present format of worship. She is not at home either in...
  • Dear Europe & America: Those 'Poor Refugees' Sure Look And Act Like Radical Muslims To Me

    10/18/2015 4:51:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2015 | Doug Giles
    A couple of weeks ago I got a flurry of appeal letters from ministries asking me to financially help them help the “refugees” fleeing the crap-hole called Syria. The ministries hit me with the normative guilt-trip noise about “what would Jesus do?”; that “any good Christian worth their salt would definitely help the suffering refugees”; and that if the reader/me didn’t help these “refugees” then they/I suck as a Christian. That’s not exactly what the letter said, but that was the gist of it. Now, I know my tightly wound evangelical bros out there don’t think that I’m “saved” because...
  • Fox News Kirsten Powers Reluctant Journey from Atheism to Christian

    10/16/2015 10:00:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    CrossMap ^ | Mark Ellis
    She worked for the Clinton administration, became a liberal pundit for the Daily Beast and a regular Democratic contributor to Fox News. On top of that, all her friends were agnostics or atheists. So when God pursued and won her reluctant heart, she was more surprised than anyone else. "If there was one thing in which I was completely secure, it was that I would never adhere to any religion-especially to evangelical Christianity, which I held in particular contempt," writes Kirsten Powers, in a first-person account of her conversion published in Christianity Today. The daughter of archeologist parents, she attended...
  • 'My Father is in Heaven'--Egyptian Martyrs Get Their Own Church at Last

    10/15/2015 8:43:30 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Aid to the Church in Need ^ | 10/13/15 | Oliver Maksan
    "I am proud of my father--not just for my own sake, but because he has honored the whole Church. He did not deny his faith. That is something wonderful. We pray for the perpetrators, that they may be converted." CAIROThe gruesome images of the 21 Christians who were beheaded in last February by Islamic State terrorists have left a deep imprint on the memory of Christian Egyptians. Now a new church dedicated to the martyrswho are formally recognized as such by Egypts Coptic Orthodox Churchwill honor their memory in a tangible fashion: this weekafter a long delaywork began on laying...
  • Russia Declares "Holy War" on Islamic State

    10/14/2015 1:44:50 PM PDT · by marvel5 · 51 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | October 7, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    The Orthodox Christian Church, which is reclaiming its traditional role in post-Soviet Russia, has just described its governments fight against the Islamic State and other jihadi groups in Syria as a holy war. According to Vsevolod Chaplin, head of the Churchs Public Affairs Department, The fight with terrorism is a holy battle and today our country is perhaps the most active force in the world fighting it. The Russian Federation has made a responsible decision on the use of armed forces to defend the People of Syria from the sorrows caused by the arbitrariness of terrorists. Christians are suffering in...
  • Bar the doors?

    10/14/2015 11:14:39 AM PDT · by Retain Mike · 3 replies
    World Magazine ^ | October 17, 2015 | Daniel James Devine
    The U.S. Supreme Courts gay marriage decision may increase the likelihood churches will face LGBT lawsuits. Heres how some are protecting themselves.