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  • ISIS Jihadists Seize Fourth Century Christian Monastery, Expel Monks

    07/24/2014 10:02:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Jul 2014 | Frances Martel
    The purge of Christians from northern Iraq continues under the hands of the Sunni jihadist group, the Islamic State--formerly the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). ISIS militants seized the famous Mar Behnam or St. Behnam monastery this week, a fourth century Christian landmark, and forced monks to leave immediately. According to the Agence France-Presse, the monastery, a famous landmark of early Christianity, is now fully in the hands of ISIS jihadists ... The monastery itself is one of the oldest monuments in the history of Christianity
  • GUILTY: For Just Being Christian

    07/20/2014 8:42:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 20, 2014 | Kevin McCullough
    The Mayor of Salem, Massachusetts, Kimberly Driscoll, is actively attempting to destroy Gordon College. Dissatisfied with the Christian college, practicing its own beliefs, last week Driscoll began to take out her hostility against them. The angry tone of the actions taken against the school reveal a few things that are important for the rest of the nearly 6,400 Christian colleges in America to understand. First and foremost--none of them are safe. Not a single one. The activists--having lost the Hobby Lobby case before the Supreme Court--are looking for a place to focus their vengeance. Christian schools now seem to be...
  • Of 10 highest IQ's on earth, at least 8 are Theists, at least 6 are Christians

    07/20/2014 7:35:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 07/20/2014 | Steve Williams
    Have you ever heard the claim "all smart people are atheists", or maybe its inverse: "people who believe in God are dumb"? It's quite a pervasive urban legend, and one which I've known is false for a long time, but I didn't realize just how false until the other day. I recently decided to do a quick cataloging of the ten highest IQ's on earth, and discovered that it's nearly the exact opposite of the truth! Before reading the list, however, I want to remind you of the caveat that IQ test results are not in any sense the measure...
  • Black Christians and the Myth of Prosperity Preaching

    07/20/2014 7:03:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/20/2014 | Patricia L. Dickson
    With the in-your-face display of greed and arrogance of the so-called pastors on the reality show Preachers of L.A., I began to wonder: when will black Christians wake up and say enough is enough?  Although there are some white pastors of mega-churches who have a net worth of almost triple their congregants as well, I want to focus on the plight of the black saints who sit under the ministry of black pastors (and some white pastors) Sunday after Sunday and continue to live paycheck to paycheck.After some years of attending mega-churches pastored by both black and white men and...
  • Homosexuality remains rare, but bisexuality rising among youth and correlated w dysfunction

    07/17/2014 8:13:48 PM PDT · by dangus · 35 replies
    Analysis of CDC Report ^ | 7-17-14 | Dangus
    Fascinating data released from the Center for Disease Control about homosexuality. Homosexuality is not becoming more common. Out of 300 million Americans, only 2 million are homosexual men. 98% of men are heterosexual. And the share of the young-adult (18-45) public which is homosexual (1.9%) is almost the same as that of the middle-aged (45-64) public (1.8%), despite AIDS having ravaged the gay population which is now largely middle-aged. Bisexuality may well be another matter. Young adults are three times more likely than middle-aged adults to be bisexual, although that's still just over 1% of the total population. (Women are...
  • I Admit, I’m Christian Because I Need a Crutch And I’m Brainwashed

    07/14/2014 12:30:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 14, 2014 | Rachel Alexander
    I cannot understand how atheists are able to ignore the spiritual realm as if it doesn’t exist. They explain away miracles and supernatural events as if these thousands of occurrences over many years are all just random. I’ve had hundreds of answers to prayer in my life, but atheists tell me they’re all coincidences. One of the most frequent arguments I hear against my faith is that I believe in God because I’m “weak” and need some kind of support. Really? Me? Weak? I may be horribly flawed, but I wouldn’t describe myself as weak, after all the loudmouthed articles...
  • Morality vs. Immigration: It's not un-Christian to deport illegal trespassers (Insight)

    07/12/2014 8:03:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Mobile Press-Register ^ | January 8, 2012 | The Editorial Board and Pastor Rusty Johnson
    There are pastors and bishops in Alabama who have attempted to turn immigration into a moral issue and have deemed it un-Christian to deal with illegal aliens and deport illegal trespassers. But they are mistaken. If we turn to the Holy Bible to learn what God says about this issue, we see that God himself established the nations after Noah’s flood, according to Genesis 10:32. And the Book of Deuteronomy tells us that not only did God separate the nations, but he also set the borders of the first nations. This truth is further attested in the New Testament in...
  • The Christian Thing to Do (Defends Glenn Beck on the young illegals issue)

    07/10/2014 9:59:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    Red State ^ | July 10, 2014 | Erick Erickson, editor
    “He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the sojourner, giving him food and clothing.” Deuteronomy 10:18 (ESV)Christians are used to hearing people say “it’s the Christian thing to do.” Most often, it is by people deeply hostile to Christianity who say it. I get this all the time — even more so since I announced I am going to seminary. Liberals with no sense of Christianity want to tell Christians how they must behave and, by and large, hate us when we behave as Christians. Now, I know many of you do not share my faith....
  • Town Bans Christians From Using Publicly Funded Facilities!

    07/09/2014 9:04:58 AM PDT · by PeteePie · 28 replies
    Mad World ^ | July 4, 2014 | Brandon Walker
    A town has banned Christians from using publicly funded facilities. When people talk about Christian persecution, most people picture the Middle East, Asia, or Africa. Most people don’t expect something as shocking as this right in the Northern Hemisphere. Most people think of British Colombia as a beautiful place to vacation. I must admit, I spent some time there myself when I lived in the North East. Nobody would expect the tourist rich town of Nanaimo to pull a stunt like this, so full of hatred and arrogance. Just days before a Christian Convention was to be hosted at this...
  • The Godless Religion of Prochoice

    07/08/2014 12:32:23 PM PDT · by rhema · 9 replies
    Speaker for the Dead ^ | July 8, 2014 | Jill Speaks
    When religion goes, other religions take its place. They mimic the forms and formalities of it without the substance. They are faiths without any gods but themselves and without any devils but themselves. Confronted with the religious horror of abortion, the post-religious faiths of the free world act out a godless religious drama in which they take turns playing all the old religious roles without the religion. The most pernicious of these is the martyr to the morally superior high ground of humanism. Faced with imagined violence, they retreat into a universalism that no one else shares. "We feel your...
  • Why Presbyterians Took Up the ‘Palestinian Cause’-merger of Christianity, Marxism, Edward Said

    07/07/2014 7:15:50 AM PDT · by SJackson · 32 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 7, 2014 | David Paulin
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - Why Presbyterians Took Up the ‘Palestinian Cause’Posted By David Paulin On July 7, 2014 @ 12:30 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 5 Comments What has happened to America’s Presbyterians? Leaders of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) have joined ranks with the radical left in recent years. They vilify Israel, apologize for Islamic terrorists, and cheer on the Palestinian cause.Now, these leftist elites are savoring an important victory, having pushed through a resolution to divest from U.S. companies operating in Israel: Caterpillar, Motorola Solutions, and Hewlett Packard. The contentious vote in the church’s general assembly passed by a...
  • The Faith of Our Fathers: Was the faith of the Founding Fathers deism or Christianity?

    07/06/2014 8:09:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Stand to Reason ^ | Greg Koukl
    Was the faith of the Founding Fathers deism or Christianity? What does the answer mean for us today? Both the secularists and the Christians have missed the mark.There's been a lot of rustle in the press lately--and in many Christian publications--about the faith of the Founding Fathers and the status of the United States as a "Christian nation." Home schooling texts abound with references to our religious heritage, and entire organizations are dedicated to returning America to its spiritual roots. On the other side, secularists cry "foul" and parade their own list of notables among our country's patriarchs. They...
  • 7 Reasons the Old Testament is Neglected

    07/06/2014 3:19:13 AM PDT · by HarleyD · 60 replies
    Ligonier Ministry ^ | Aug 19, 2013 | David Murray
    “You’ll find our text this morning in the Old Testament…” I know this is a rare announcement on a Sunday morning, but when you heard it last, what did you think? “Oh no! Not another historical lecture.” “We’re going to get a whipping with the law today.” “Why? I came to church to hear about Jesus.” “What’s Israel and Babylon got to do with my family struggles?” Or maybe you didn’t just think it. You said it or emailed it to the pastor afterwards. And pastors are feeling the pressure. Some surveys put the ratio of Old Testament to New...
  • The Trouble With Calvin – Pt. 2 [Unconditional Election]

    07/06/2014 3:44:34 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 17 replies
    Tim Staples' Blog ^ | May 19, 2014 | Tim Staples
    The Trouble With Calvin – Pt. 2 In my last post, I began a series of critiques of John Calvin’s famous “five points,” most often referred to using the acronym, TULIP, which represents Total Depravity, Unconditional Election, Limited Atonement, Irresistibility of Grace, and The Perseverance of the Saints (“once saved, always saved”). In this installment, we’ll deal with Unconditional Election.Calvin’s idea of Unconditional Election simply means that God “elected” certain men for salvation and others for damnation from all eternity, rooted in texts of Scripture, as we will see below, like Romans 9:10-12:And not only so, but also when Rebecca had conceived...
  • Stephen Harper mentions ‘God’ twice in Canada Day tweet, and outrage erupts

    07/04/2014 3:04:09 PM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 24 replies
    Yahoo! Canada News ^ | Wednesday, July 2, 2014 | Andy Radia
    It may be nothing, but when Prime Minister Stephen Harper thanked God for keeping the country safe on Canada Day, he did so with the heaviest of thumbs and it did not go unnoticed. In one tweet, Canada's leader nearly doubled the amount of Godly references he has made this year, hammering the reference into a Canada Day message, twice. "God bless you all, and God keep our true north, strong and free!" reads a message posted to Harper's official Twitter account.
  • The Pope: We are Christians because we belong to the Church, "can't love God outside of the Church"

    07/03/2014 4:10:21 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 249 replies
    http://www.asianews.it ^ | June 25, 2014 | The Vatican
    Vatican City (AsiaNews) - "We are not isolated and we are not Christians individually, each on his or her own". Instead, we are all part of the Church, "a large family, where one is welcomed," where "one learns to live as believers and disciples of the Lord Jesus," Pope Francis said. Speaking in the last general audience before the July break, the Holy Father devoted his catechesis to the Church before a crowd of 35,000 in St Peter's Square. Despite a few drops of rain, he walked extensively among the assembled faithful. In his address, he warned against those who...
  • Where the Christian Right Is Strong (national map included)

    07/02/2014 5:05:48 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 157 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 2, 2014
    The religious right remains one of the most potent forces in American politics, but Northeasterners could be forgiven for forgetting. Evangelical Christians and Mormons, the two religious groups who most consistently espouse conservative political and cultural views, are basically absent in the Northeastern corridor. The map shows the number of regular Evangelical Christian or Mormon congregation members, as reported by religious bodies. The data, therefore, does not include every Mormon or Evangelical Christian in the country. Black Protestant denominations are a separate category from other Evangelical Protestant denominations in this data set, and are not represented on this map. The...
  • The Left reveal their colossal fear of religion in the Hobby Lobby case

    07/02/2014 10:19:36 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/2/14 | Doug Book
    In spite of having mastered the frequently demanding practice of deceit, once in a while genuine motivation breaks through the left’s façade of compassion and caring. Though not widely recognized, it happened in the Hobby Lobby case decided by the Supreme Court on Monday. In the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) of 1993, Congress provided the option of going to court to anyone who sought religious based exemption from a federal law. In providing this statutory right to religious objectors, Congress wrote that “Government shall not substantially burden a person’s exercise of religion even if the burden results from a...
  • Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim: Newborn Daughter Is Disabled After Prison Childbirth In Shackles

    07/02/2014 8:28:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/02/2014 | Katherine Webber
    Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian woman who was recently released from prison after facing the death penalty, now says that her newborn daughter is physically disabled after she was forced to give birth in jail while in shackles. Ibrahim, who is currently trying to leave Sudan after being freed from prison, spoke for the first time about the May 27 birth in a recent interview with The Guardian. At eight months pregnant, Ibrahim had been sentenced to death for apostasy and adultery due to her Christian faith. She was then forced to give birth while shackled in the Omdurman Federal...
  • “Why do Serbs celebrate defeat?” KOSOVO AND THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN

    07/02/2014 6:37:07 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 7 replies
    www.heroesofserbia.com / Reiss Institute ^ | June 27, 2014 | Nebojsa Malic
    The Battle of Kosovo 1389 “Why do Serbs celebrate defeat?” comes the question, every June 28. The short and simple answer is, they don’t. But a longer and more complicated answer is needed to explain it properly. June 28 (or 15th, in the Julian calendar), Vidovdan, is the date on which the Orthodox Christian host of Prince Lazar confronted and battled the Ottoman Turks at the Field of Kosovo in 1389. At the end of the day, both Lazar and the Turkish sultan Murat I were dead, and the Turks had left the field. Initial reports, in fact, spoke of...
  • Christianity and Islam: A Common Heritage?

    07/01/2014 6:45:13 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 136 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 7/1/14 | William Kilpatrick
    Recently two prominent American bishops joined two leading Shiite Muslim scholars in Iran in issuing a statement on weapons of mass destruction. According to the statement, “Christianity and Islam cherish a common heritage that emphasizes, above all, love and respect for the life dignity, and welfare of all members of the human community.” It went on to say that “Catholicism and Shia Islam hold a common commitment to peaceful coexistence and mutual respect,” and concluded with a commitment to “our mutual intention to engage in sustained dialogue based on our shared values.”
  • HONORING THE BATTLE OF KOSOVO AND THE SACRIFICE OF THE CHRISTIAN SERBIANS AND ITS LESSONS FOR TODAY

    06/28/2014 10:24:47 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 5 replies
    www.heroesofserbia.com ^ | June 28, 2014 | Aleksandra Rebic
    ..."Free" Serbia, as such, would continue to “exist” until 1459 when the Serbian lands finally and completely fell to the Turks, and a whole new chapter in Serbian history began that was to last for several centuries. During those centuries, Serbs would become integral to the “Eastern Question” involving another great empire, that of Russia. They would become increasingly significant to the Austrians, who would not only use and covet the Serbs as able warriors to keep the Turks from the gates of Vienna, but who would come to have their own self-serving agenda with regards to the Serbian lands....
  • Questions from a Concerned Parent

    06/26/2014 8:00:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 26, 2014 | Mike Adams
    A parent wrote to me last week asking for my honest assessment of my university. His reason for writing is that his son is enrolling at UNC-Wilmington in the fall. He directly asked whether I would send my own son to the university where I teach. He also asked some other pointed questions. I thought my answers would make an informative column for parents who are about to send their Christian children to secular universities like UNCW. So here goes. His unedited questions and my responses follow: 1. On a scale of 1 to 100 (1 = Hillsdale College and...
  • Political solutions can’t work in a spiritual vacuum

    06/26/2014 8:59:18 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/26/14 | Jerry Todd
    The well-meaning statesmen and politicians who strive mightily for political solutions–such as an Israel-Palestine accord or movement of the Muslim Brotherhood to whatever the world calls democracy–are living in a fool’s paradise. Islam’s hatred of Israel is not political, it’s spiritual at its very core. Political solutions have yet to work, but like the officially insane, we keep doing the same thing over and again. The West has stupidly dug itself a hole by denying Christianity, creating an enormous spiritual vacuum. It denies what created its beauty and prosperity. Russia is trying to sort out its renaissance. China has found...
  • Is there a role for the Christian Churches in the EU?

    06/25/2014 4:26:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 24 June 2014 | Vasilis Margaras
    One of the main problems of the EU is an inherent one: it is a problem of being constructed in a particular way as well as behaving in a particular way. The EU suffers from a lack of self-reflection and the idea of not “knowing oneself”. The EU also suffers from a denial of failure: its official discourse claims it is on the right track. The EU does not question what it has done so far and why it went wrong. The EU has a cognitive problem that puzzles many of us. The Christian Churches may ask for more room...
  • Did Paul invent or hijack Christianity?

    06/24/2014 2:13:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1,306 replies
    Madison Ruppert ^ | 06/24/2014
    Recently, a friend emailed me with a very common claim, namely, that, “Paul hijacked Christianity with no personal connection with Jesus and filled his letters with personal opinions.” This could be rephrased in the more common claim: Paul invented Christianity.This claim is especially common among Muslim apologists who use it in an attempt to explain why the Qur’an simultaneously affirms Jesus as a true prophet while also contradicting the Bible at every major point. However, since my friend is not a Muslim and is not coming at the issue from that angle, I will just deal with the question more...
  • Are We Still One Nation Under God?

    06/24/2014 12:58:56 PM PDT · by Objective Scrutator · 18 replies
    Eagle Forum Blog ^ | 6/18/14 | Phyllis Schlafly
    It certainly was a shock when the president of Russia lectured Americans that we are “becoming godless.” In his last “state of the nation” speech, Vladimir Putin told Russia that the United States was moving away from Christian values. Back in the 1980’s, Ronald Reagan was making similar comments about Russia! So is the United States still one nation under God? In a recent article, Dr. Ben Carson says yes. Americans still live in a culture that operates under many of Christianity’s basic assumptions about life. But with increasing numbers of Americans becoming reluctant to mention God in public, we...
  • There is No Such Thing as a “Pro-Choice” Christian

    06/24/2014 6:32:06 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    Life News ^ | 6/23/14 | Matt Walsh
    What if I told you that I believe it’s OK to physically abuse your household pets?Hold on. Don’t jump on my case about it. I’m saying it’s acceptable to torture and torment pets — but only pets. And only your own pets. You certainly can’t go around drop kicking, headbutting, or piledriving your neighbor’s dog, but your dog is a different story.And you can only punch, pistol whip, and karate chop your gerbils, cats, puppies, parrots, etc, up until a certain age. And only in the most humane way possible.That’s all. I’m not some kind of psycho animal hater —...
  • Why “Let Go and Let God” Is a Bad Idea

    06/22/2014 11:28:54 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 39 replies
    Ligonier ^ | Andrew Naselli
    What is “let-go-and-let-God” theology? It’s called Keswick theology, and it’s one of the most significant strands of second-blessing theology. It assumes that Christians experience two “blessings.” The first is getting “saved,” and the second is getting serious. The change is dramatic: from a defeated life to a victorious life; from a lower life to a higher life; from a shallow life to a deeper life; from a fruitless life to a more abundant life; from being “carnal” to being “spiritual”; and from merely having Jesus as your Savior to making Jesus your Master. People experience this second blessing through surrender...
  • To liberal Democrats masquerading as Catholics nothing too low; too dirty to say or do

    06/22/2014 9:37:44 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/22/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    To the loathsome, liberal Democrat it is never important what he/she says; it is only THAT he/she says. They are the experts at dog whistle messages to their anti-American donors and the theme is always the same: “You hate America and/or the Catholic Church. I hate them as well so send me money so I can keep on attacking them.” Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi is one of the best at crafting messages to the hating crowd that makes up the Democrat Party. She knows how to tap into their wallets. She has carved out a special niche for herself as the...
  • Christian Leaders May Return to Nicaea: What Does It Mean?

    06/21/2014 5:30:12 PM PDT · by Renfield · 9 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 5-31-2014 | Emma Green
    Mark your calendars: In 2025, Roman Catholics and Eastern Orthodox Christians may return to Nicaea, the spot in modern-day Turkey where Christianity was literally defined. In 325, early followers of Jesus came together to figure out what it means to be a Christian; the goal was to create theological consensus across all of Christendom. This was way before the faith sub-divided into East vs. West, Catholics vs. Protestants, Southern Baptists vs. Primitive Baptists—these were the early days of the religion, when it still seemed like it could be observed as one, united faith. The council's effect on Christianity was huge;...
  • Pastor Says “Jesus Is The Only Way” Will Become Hate Speech

    06/21/2014 1:18:59 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 18 replies
    Jim Bakker Show ^ | 6-19-14 | Jason Wert
    Mark 13:13 “You will be hated by all because of My name, but the one who endures to the end, he will be saved.” One of the opening speakers at the 42nd PCA General Assembly told those in attendance that America is rapidly progressing to the point where declaring Jesus the only way to eternal life will be considered spreading hate. “It will be difficult to say in this culture ‘Jesus is the only way’,” Pastor Bryan Chapell warned. “That will be interpreted as hate speech.” Chapell said that sticking to truth will be a point of contention with the...
  • MAP: The Largest Religion In Every State Other Than Christianity

    06/20/2014 11:52:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/20/2014 | CHRISTINA STERBENZ
    The United States is a majorly Christian nation. But this map, first seen on Mark J Perry's Twitter, answers the burning question of what faiths come in second place in each state. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies Based on data from Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies, which contributes to the religious portion of the census each decade, the map displays colors for various religions.As you can see, the Northeast gravitates toward Judaism, while Buddhism engulfs the entire West coast. Twenty states across Middle America and the South practice Islam, making it the largest non-Christian religion in the country. But one...
  • Republicans: Obama must defend Christian values (AND HE SHOULD!)

    06/20/2014 6:39:22 AM PDT · by GodAndCountryFirst · 12 replies
    Yahoo News and AP ^ | June 20, 2014
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Leading Republicans on Thursday insisted that America's leaders must do more to defend Christian values at home and abroad, blaming President Barack Obama for attacks on religious freedom as they courted social conservatives expected to play a critical role in the next presidential contest. "Those of us inspired by Judeo-Christian values...have an obligation to our country and to our fellow man to use our positions of influence to highlight those values," Florida's Sen. Marco Rubio said at a conference hosted by the Faith and Freedom Coalition, a group led by long-time Christian political activist Ralph Reed.
  • Righteous Christians Speak Out on Israel

    06/18/2014 6:29:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/18/2014 | Michael Curtis
    At a moment when the 221st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) is holding its meeting in Detroit, a group of Christians on June 13, 2014 has courageously issued an open pastoral letter that criticized the focus and tone of the present and possible future attitude of the Church towards Israel. The General Assembly (GA) is no longer debating, as it has done since 2000, the issue of how the Israeli occupation of territory taken in 1967 can be ended, but the question of whether the State of Israel should exist. The pastoral criticism stems from the consequences of...
  • God Redacted from High School Graduation Speech

    06/18/2014 3:47:39 AM PDT · by rhema · 28 replies
    Townhall ^ | 6/16/14 | Todd Starnes
    Brooks Hamby never wanted to be a rabble-rouser. He just wanted to thank Jesus in his high school graduation speech. But the Brawley Union School District in Brawley, Calif., said the references to Jesus and prayer in Brooks’ graduation speech were “inappropriate” and violated “prevailing legal standards.” School officials rejected three versions of the young man’s graduation address, and one administrator went so far as to redact every religious reference with a black marker – as if it were some sort of top secret government document. “The first and second draft speeches proposed oppose government case law and are a...
  • 40 Obama quotes on Islam and Christianity

    06/17/2014 6:27:02 PM PDT · by dvan · 29 replies
    Obama on Islam: 1. “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam” 2. “The sweetest sound I know is the Muslim call to prayer” 3. “We will convey our deep appreciation for the Islamic faith, which has done so much over the centuries to shape the world — including in my own country.” 4. “As a student of history, I also know civilization’s debt to Islam.” 5. “Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance.” 6. “Islam has always been part of America” 7. “we will encourage more Americans to study in Muslim communities” 8. “These...
  • World War III is Happening Now: The War on Christianity by Islam Has Begun

    06/17/2014 2:31:48 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 43 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | June 17, 2014 | Chris Carrington
    World War lll is not around the corner, it is not coming next week, or next month, it’s happening now. Too many people who are used to wars involving one or more countries fighting other countries, it is something in the future because they cannot grasp the fact that we are involved in a war without borders, where the soldiers are not easily identifiable by the uniform they wear. World War lll is a religious war and it has already started. The murder of Christians around the globe is an indicator of what is to come unless the march of...
  • GODLY REBEL: School Tells Christian Not To Mention God At Graduation, Watch What He Does

    06/16/2014 12:54:06 PM PDT · by rhema · 47 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 6/16/14
    This young man, Brooks Hamby, was the salutatorian for his High School’s graduating class. When he submitted his speech to the school for approval, they told him that he would not be able to mention God. This is what he says in his speech:
  • California Student Speaks Openly About His Christian Faith in Graduation Speech

    06/16/2014 12:53:35 PM PDT · by fwdude · 7 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | June 16, 2014 | Anugrah Kumar
    California's Brawley Union High School denied a Christian student's speech three times because he wanted to express his Christian faith, but the student decided to assert his freedom of expression by openly speaking about his belief at the graduation ceremony.
  • Is the Chinese Regime Changing its Policy Toward Christianity?

    06/15/2014 4:57:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    The American Interest ^ | 06/15/2014 | Peter Berger
    On May 30, 2014, The New York Times published a story by Ian Johnson about what seems to be a concerted government effort to clamp down on Christian churches in Wenzhou, the city with the highest percentage of Christians in China. It has long been known that there are regional differences in official attitudes toward religion, not always reflecting the views of the central government. It is conceivable that the events in Wenzhou could be a relatively local matter. But at any rate one aspect of the story makes one wonder: The provincial head of the Communist party who initiated...
  • Rep. Louie Gohmert challenges the Rev. Barry Lynn on Christian beliefs

    06/13/2014 7:04:46 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 6-13-14 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Rep. Louie Gohmert, in a congressional hearing, challenged a minister who is president of the Americans United for Separation of Church and State, to clarify his Christian beliefs — especially because the group is frequently at the heart of atheist-type attacks on public shows of faith. “I’m curious, in your Christian beliefs, do you believe in sharing the good news that will keep people from going to hell, consistent with the Christian belief?” Mr. Gohmert asked the Rev. Barry Lynn, during a House Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice hearing, The Blaze reported. Mr. Lynn’s reply: “I wouldn’t agree...
  • Born with a hole in her heart, she saw Jesus before angels carried her home

    06/13/2014 4:04:55 AM PDT · by rhema · 21 replies
    GodReports ^ | June 10, 2014 | Mark Ellis
    No one guessed little Giselle had a heart problem until a routine doctor’s check-up at seven months old. But her short, joy-filled life ended with visions of Jesus and heaven, a comfort to those who loved her most. “I don’t know why Giselle was born this way,” says Tamrah Janulis, Giselle’s mother. “That’s one of the questions I will ask God.” At seven months, doctors discovered a congenital heart defect known as tetralogy of Fallot, the most common cause of blue baby syndrome. Tamrah and husband Joe were completely surprised when doctors informed them that Giselle lacked a pulmonary valve...
  • Colleges Use ‘Anti-Discrimination’ Rules Against Christians

    06/12/2014 7:03:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/12/2014 | Molly Wharton
    Bowdoin College’s evangelical group will no longer be recognized by the college starting next fall. The New York Times reported Tuesday that the college is demanding that any student should be able to run for leadership for any student group, regardless of his or her religious beliefs, but the Bowdoin Christian Fellowship disagrees. “It would compromise our ability to be who we are as Christians if we can’t hold our leaders to some sort of doctrinal standard,” recent Bowdoin graduate and former leader of BCF Zackary Suhr told The Times. The incident at Bowdoin has occurred at many other colleges...
  • Demographics favor the faithful

    06/09/2014 3:41:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 6, 2014 | ERIC METAXAS
    June 5, 2014 (BreakPoint) - Every spring for the past 27 years, writers and other intellectuals have gathered in the Welsh town of Hay “to think about the world as it is,” “to imagine how it might be,” and to have a “big conversation about discovery and intellectual adventure.” This year, one of the featured speakers was Steve Jones, a geneticist at University College, London. Jones, who is an atheist, made headlines around Britain when he said that while “we atheists sometimes congratulate ourselves that the incidence of religious belief is going down,” atheism’s future is in doubt. That’s...
  • The Second-Largest Religion in Each State

    06/06/2014 11:14:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 4 | Reid Wilson
    Christianity is by far the largest religion in the United States; more than three-quarters of Americans identify as Christians. A little more than half of us identify as Protestants, about 23 percent as Catholic and about 2 percent as Mormon. But what about the rest of us? In the Western U.S., Buddhists represent the largest non-Christian religious bloc in most states. In 20 states, mostly in the Midwest and South, Islam is the largest non-Christian faith tradition. And in 15 states, mostly in the Northeast, Judaism has the most followers after Christianity. Hindus come in second place in Arizona and...
  • Should we ban Christmas? Telling children the myth of Santa Claus could damage them, claims...

    06/06/2014 3:33:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 71 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/4/2014 | Ellie Zolfagharifard
    Fairy tales and believing in Father Christmas could cause children harm.This is according to controversial biologist Richard Dawkins who warned an audience at the Cheltenham Science Festival about the dangers of make-believe. In typically incendiary style, Dawkins suggested it was 'pernicious to instil in a child the view that the world is shaped by supernaturalism.'The 73-year-old acknowledged that the appeal of fairytales lay in their magic but believes they may be causing more harm than we think.He also questioned whether we should let children believe in the myth of Father Christmas at all.'Is it a good thing to go along...
  • White House Petition for Sudanese Christian Mother on Death Row at 37K Signatures; Needs 100K

    06/04/2014 7:20:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/04/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov
    A petition to the White House calling for President Barack Obama to directly respond to the case of Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese mother on death row for her Christian faith, has already reached over 37,000 signatures in the first week of its launching, but needs 100,000 by the end of June. "We strongly urge the administration to take action in the case of Dr. Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese mother who with her toddler and newborn baby (who pending the proper documentation are American citizens) is languishing inside a prison in Khartoum," the petition started on May 28 reads. "We urge...
  • Berlin plans one home for three religions

    06/04/2014 4:52:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 04 Jun 2014 10:54 GMT+02:00 | Julie Colthorpe
    A €43.5 million project to construct a building where Jews, Muslims and Christians can pray together under one roof in the center of Berlin moved a step closer on Tuesday. Called the House of One, the building would become the first in the world built together by the three religions to pray in. It will house a church, synagogue and a mosque. …
  • Your Faith is Now Intrinsically Offensive. Are You Ready for the Fallout?

    06/02/2014 8:10:39 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 28 replies
    Juicy Ecumenism ^ | Jim Tonkowich
    “The world of 1906,” wrote Violet Bonham Carter in her biography of Winston Churchill, “was a stable and a civilized world in which the greatness and authority of Britain and her Empire seemed unassailable and invulnerably secure…. Powerful, prosperous, peace-loving, with the seas all round us and the Royal Navy on the seas, the social, economic, international order seemed to our unseeing eyes as firmly fixed on earth as the signs of the Zodiac in the sky.” Think of it: living before the devastation and slaughter of World War I, before the rise of Communism and the upheaval of the...