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  • Is Putin real Christian or Communist KGB Hoax?

    07/03/2013 11:19:14 AM PDT · by Marianland · 95 replies
    Rafael Brom and Libor Brom ^ | 07/03/2013 | Rafael Brom
    Looks like that many Christians forgot that Russian Orthodox Church was and is controlled by KGB. Their priests were and are KGB agents. Yes, they want to conquer world, not with Russian Christianity but with long range planned Russian Communism which they exported successfully with Communist religion "Theory of Evolution" to the West. Now they are pretending that they are good guys with their phony Christianity. Wolf change clothing but never his nature and useful idiots getting hooked on this Putin's "Christianity" hoax. Lenin, the founder of the first Communist state, put it simply: "First we will take Eastern Europe,...
  • Learning From Young Atheists: What Turned Them Off Christiany

    07/03/2013 8:22:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/03/2013 | Eric Metaxas
    It's something most Christian parents worry about: You send your kids off to college and when they come back, you find they've lost their faith. The prospect of this happening is why many parents nudge their kids towards Christian colleges, or at least schools with a strong Christian presence on campus. But in many ways, the damage has been done long before our children set foot on campus. That's the message from a recent article in the Atlantic Monthly. My friend Larry Taunton of the Fixed Point Foundation set out to find out why so many young Christians lose their...
  • Turn or Burn (Daily Sermon)

    07/03/2013 2:37:31 AM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 3 replies
    Christian Classics Ethereal Library ^ | December 7th, 1856 | C. H. SPURGEON
    Turn or Burn A Sermon No. 106 Delivered on Sabbath Morning, December 7, 1856, by the REV. C.H. SPURGEON at the Music Hall, Royal Surrey Gardens. “If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow and made it ready.”—Psalm 7:12. IF THE SINNER turn not, God will whet his sword.” So, then, God has a sword, and he will punish man on account of his iniquity. This evil generation hath laboured to take away from God the sword of his justice; they have endeavoured to prove themselves that God will “clear the guilty,” and will...
  • Abortion and the Idol of the Self

    07/03/2013 3:31:01 AM PDT · by rhema · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/1/13 | David French
    Let’s imagine for a moment that you find yourself in a difficult position — one that has led to abject panic about your future career, the fate of a valued relationship, or whether you’ll even be able to make ends meet. Let’s also stipulate that your difficulty is largely your fault. You made some short-sighted, bad decisions that precipitated the crisis, but questions of responsibility are moot now — all that exists is the crisis, the stress that has overtaken your life. To be sure, there’s a way forward, a way out of the crisis, but even the most attractive...
  • The Battle of Kosovo / The Role of St. Vitus Day [VIDOVDAN] in Modern Serbia

    07/02/2013 2:49:35 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 3 replies
    www.heroesofserbia.com ^ | July 2, 2013 | Dimitrije Djordjevic
    Battle of Kosovo 1389 / Adam Stefanovic, 1870-1871 Niti cemo se pokoriti, niti ukloniti!(We shall neither submit, nor yield!)...For Serbs, scattered over the central, northern, and western Balkans, living in 2 independent Serbian states born through revolutions and wars during the 19th century, as well as subjected to the Ottoman and Habsburg rule, Vidovdan embodied their "historical memory." ...Generations of Serbs and historians divided the national past into 2 periods: before and after the Kosovo Battle. Later, following the birth and ascendancy of the modern Serbian state in the 19th and 20th centuries, 3 kinds of traditions emerged: the old...
  • Russian Churches

    07/02/2013 5:26:19 AM PDT · by varmintman · 14 replies
    Google image search on 'Russian churches' (руссŠŗŠøŠµ цŠµŃ€ŠŗŠ²Šø)... A few examples:
  • US threatened by Russia's Christianity

    07/01/2013 8:20:45 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 27 replies
    Pravda ^ | July 1 2013 | Xavier Lerma
    If you ever wonder why the weasel west media always calls Putin a dictator or demonizes him, just look at what has been happening recently. By watching the US news last week one would think all of America has turned gay with the Supreme Court ruling on married same-sex couples. The New York Times called it a, "major victories for the gay rights movement". Some even compare it to racial equality. If Putin was the dictator the West claims, the new law that defends Christianity would have been in effect immediately after the pussy riot blasphemy which happened last year....
  • Mock 'Marriage' Will Criminalize Christianity

    07/01/2013 1:46:31 PM PDT · by rhema · 21 replies
    CNS News ^ | 7/1/13 | J. Matt Barber
    While poorly decided U.S. Supreme Court cases are a dime a dozen, prior to last Wednesday, two stood out among the most wretched and constitutionally groundless in American History. First was the 1857 Dred Scott decision. Among other things, it robbed African-Americans of both their U.S. citizenship and their dignity. Next came the 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade. It has robbed over 55 million U.S. citizens of their very lives. For the first time in American history, the high court imagined a phantom constitutional right for women to dismember alive their own pre-born children. Both of these cases are...
  • SAINT LAZAR THE GREAT MARTYR OF KOSOVO

    07/01/2013 1:21:27 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 3 replies
    www.heroesofserbia.com ^ | July 1, 2013 | www.kosovo.net
    The Remains of Saint Lazar at Ravanica Monastery Saint Lazar the Great Martyr of KosovoPrince Lazar was born in 1329 in Prilepac to the aristocrat family Hrebeljanovic. His father Pribac was a Logotet-secretary doing very confidential work for King Dusan the Powerful in the royal palace. Young Lazar was raised in the palace, and was respected by the King who entrusted him with the rule of two parts of his kingdom: Srem and Macva. Lazar married Milica the daughter of an important aristocrat named Vratko also known as Yug Bogdan - a very wise and honorable man from the Nemanjic...
  • Congrats President Nobel: Obama Allies Behead Catholic Priest In Syria

    07/01/2013 6:08:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2013 | John Ransom
    Obama’s war on the Christian religion, particularly the Catholic variety, has claimed another casualty in the Middle East. The Vatican confirmed that “Syrian priest Franēois Murad was killed in Gassanieh, in northern Syria, in the convent of the Custody of the Holy Land where he had taken refuge.… According to local sources, the monastery where Fr. Murad was staying was attacked by militants linked to the jihadi group Jabhat al-Nusra.” A graphic video of unknown origin- linked below- shows a crowd of Islamic militants gathered in a circle around three men kneeling on the ground. Many of the onlookers were...
  • Jimmy Carter: Christianity Mistreats Women as Much as Islam

    06/30/2013 4:06:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 30, 2013 | Dr. Susan Berry
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Former President Jimmy Carter said on June 28 that both Christian and Islamic religious leaders share the blame for mistreating women across the world. During an international conference on women and religion, Carter’s examples of religious authorities continuing doctrines of male superiority included the Catholic Church’s practice of banning women from the priesthood and some African cultures’ mutilation of the genitalia of young girls. Describing these doctrines as theologically indefensible, Carter said they contribute to an environment in which political leaders passively accept violence against women, sex-trafficking, and inequality in the workplace. “There is a great aversion among men leaders...
  • Russia passes anti-gay-law

    Vladimir Putin's government wants to promote 'traditional Russian values' over what it sees as western liberalism and tolerance. Photograph: Mikhail Klimentyev/AP Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, has signed into law a measure that stigmatises gay people and bans giving children any information about homosexuality. The lower house of Russia's parliament unanimously passed the Kremlin-backed bill on 11 June and the upper house approved it last week. The Kremlin announced on Sunday that Putin had signed the legislation into law. The ban on "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations" is part of an effort to promote traditional Russian values over western liberalism, which...
  • There is Hope For America

    06/30/2013 12:34:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2013 | Michael Youssef
    As we prepare to celebrate the birth of this great nation, we find ourselves increasingly overwhelmed by political, judicial, and even church leaders who are dragging her down into an abyss like we have never seen before. In our darkest moments as a nation, we have always relied on our moral foundation to keep us from falling too far. Although past leaders may have personally failed both morally and ethically, our foundation was solid. But now, leaders are weaving their own moral and ethical blindness into the laws of the land. They are forsaking our moral foundation by rejecting God's...
  • Kevin Durant Talks Baptism At Hillsong NYC Church

    06/25/2013 2:19:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/25/2013 | Christine Thomasos
    Kevin Durant, the 24-year-old Oklahoma City Thunder star forward, recently shared his love for Jesus Christ and baptism story at Hillsong Church in New York City. Durant may play basketball in Oklahoma City, but the basketball star revealed why he wanted Hillsong Church pastor Carl Lentz to guide him spiritually. Durant admitted that he was drawn to Lentz because of the way he treated people and liked the fact that the pastor was unfazed by his celebrity. "I thought you were weird first of all," Durant said while visiting Hillsong and speaking at the service last Sunday. "Where I come...
  • American Jesus

    06/17/2013 6:26:34 AM PDT · by National Review · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | June 17, 2013 | National Review
    The Gospel According to ‘Man of Steel’ By Kevin Williamson Superman is an object of dispute — at least comic-book-nerd dispute — between Judaism and Christianity. One camp sees Superman as Moses in tights: an infant sent away by his parents to avoid certain death, discovered by members of an alien culture who adopt him as their own, who eventually discovers his true identity, whose characteristic activity is delivering his people to safety. They note that Superman was created by Jewish artists (writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster) at a time of Jewish crisis (1933), and that as an...
  • Pravda Ridicules Obama

    Pravda, Russia’s legendary Communist newspaper, is now ridiculing Barack Obama for his weakness, his incompetence, and his acts against Christianity. Xavier Lerma and Pravda provide us with a strong Russian perspective on Obama and Obama’s adverse effects on the United States of America. Not so fast Mr. Hope and Change. Haven't you heard? There's a new Sheriff in town in the Middle East. President Putin reminded Barry that he's in charge. He already reminded Netanyahu recently after Israel fired into Damascus in early May. Afterward, Bibi sang a different tune. Putin's talent as a Judo expert is always useful in...
  • Obama Says He Won’t Force Christian Churches to Hold Gay Weddings… Not Yet Anyway

    06/26/2013 10:05:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 26, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama said he won’t force Christian churches to hold gay weddings. Not yet, anyway. The Examiner reported: President Obama, in his statement hailing the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act, promised that he wouldn’t try to force religious institutions to conduct gay marriages. “On an issue as sensitive as this, knowing that Americans hold a wide range of views based on deeply held beliefs, maintaining our nation’s commitment to religious freedom is also vital,” Obama said. “How religious institutions define and consecrate marriage has always been up to those institutions. Nothing about this decision —...
  • Help for homosexuals

    Homosexuals can try and twist the facts about the homosexual disorder and usher despicable disdain and hatred against religion all they like but that will not change the truth. Sexuality has an intrinsic meaning and direction which is not homosexual. The meaning and direction of sexuality is to bring about the union of man and woman, and in this way give humanity posterity, children, future. This is the determination internal to the essence of sexuality. Everything else is against sexuality's intrinsic meaning and direction. This is a point we need to hold firm, even if it is not pleasing to...
  • Californians Petition to Ban Christian Symbols From Public View

    06/25/2013 1:57:40 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | June 24, 2013 | Mark Dice
    My note: This was not a real petition, but these ignorant Californians didn't know and gladly signed away.
  • Facebook Assaults the Constitution: Removes Counterjihad and Patriot Pages Without Warning

    06/24/2013 4:39:47 AM PDT · by Masada Mossad · 13 replies
    sharia unveiled ^ | 24June2013 | Schuyler Montague
    Facebook Submits to Islam and Tyranny by, Schuyler Montague Over the past few days, Facebook has unleashed a complete assault on the Constitution of the United States. Apparently, the first amendment is null and void at Facebook Corporate. It appears that “..freedom of speech” and “..freedom of the press” are merely antiquated notions that have passed their prime, as well as their expiration dates. We have received several statements from administrators of various educational pages that focused on the subject matter of Islam. Administrators, as well as guests were utterly shocked when they logged into their Facebook accounts and discovered...
  • Love One Another

    06/23/2013 10:09:02 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 37 replies
    Tiber Judy ^ | 6-23-13 | Tiber Judy
    Last week in this blog I wrote about suicide, specifically I recalled my grandfather’s suicide and its lingering effects on my family. I wasn’t prepared for the reaction that my words encouraged. I had struggled with publishing our family story because I didn’t want the legacy of my dad and grandfather to be changed in any way by my writing. But I shouldn’t have worried. Instead I’ve heard many stories of other families whose lives have been altered forever by suicide. Beginning in 2009, suicide surpassed car crashes as the number one cause of accidental death in the United States....
  • Why They Left God Leaving churches that are "shallow, harmless, and ultimately irrelevant"

    06/22/2013 9:02:59 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 54 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 6-22-13 | Rod Dreher
    Following our 2010 debate in Billings, Montana, I asked Christopher Hitchens why he didn’t try to savage me on stage the way he had so many others. His reply was immediate and emphatic: “Because you believe it.” Without fail, our former church-attending students expressed similar feelings for those Christians who unashamedly embraced biblical teaching. Larry Alex Taunton and his Christian foundation did a study of college students who are committed atheists, asking them why they chose atheism. What they learned is interesting. Excerpt from his Atlantic piece: They had attended church Most of our participants had not chosen their worldview...
  • Losing Your Religion

    06/22/2013 3:36:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 22, 2013 | Bill O'Reilly
    It was interesting to watch the state of Texas recently pass a law that allows anyone to say the greeting "Merry Christmas" in the state's public schools and buildings. Gov. Rick Perry signed the law saying he wished it wasn't necessary, but, in his opinion, protecting the words "Merry Christmas" has to be done because they are under fire from the freedom-from-religion crew. America has been heading down the secular road for decades, and a new Gallup poll reinforces that. When asked whether religion is losing its influence on American life, 77 percent said yes. Just 20 percent disagreed. But...
  • Nostalgia Act: The Great Sarah Palin Revival Tour of 2013 (Disses Cruz & Palin as fake libertarians)

    06/18/2013 3:06:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Daily Beast's Politics Beast ^ | June 18, 2013 | Nick Gillespie, editor, Reason Magazine
    Are you ready for the great Sarah Palin Revival of 2013? The former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice-presidential candidate is back from her exile at Fox News and, like the former child star played by Bette Davis in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?, the self-described Mama Grizzly is ready for a big comeback. But, to be blunt, she seems more like a relic of a bygone, little-missed era in showbiz-cum-politics. Indeed, she no more represents a viable future for the GOP than her 76-year-old “angry bird” running mate, John McCain.To give her full credit, Palin is talking what sounds...
  • Obama administration: Some religions are more equal than others

    06/15/2013 3:30:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | June 13, 2013 | Michael Barone, Sr. Political Analyst
    The Obama administration “strongly objects” to a proposed House amendment to the defense authorization bill which would require, in the words of its sponsor, Rep. John Fleming, R-La., “the Armed Forces to accommodate ‘actions and speech’ reflecting the conscience, moral, principles or religious beliefs of the member.” Fox News has the story. Fleming points to evidence that Christian service members and chaplains are being penalized for expressing their faith. Examples: •The Air Force censored a video created by a chaplain because it include the word “God.” The Air Force feared the word might offend Muslims and atheists. •A service member...
  • Six Million African Muslims Convert to Christianity Each Year (?!)

    06/14/2013 7:29:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Muslim Times ^ | April 18, 2012 | Rafiq A. Tschannen
    This translation of a televised conversation reveals a rare glimpse into the outlook of Muslim scholars who are concerned about Christianity’s growth. The invited guest is Sheikh Ahmad Al Katani; the president of The Companions Lighthouse for the Science of Islamic Law in Libya, which is an institution specializing in graduating imams and Islamic preachers. Katani starts off describing the overall problem: Islam used to represent, as you previously mentioned, Africa’s main religion and there were 30 African languages that used to be written in Arabic script. The number of Muslims in Africa has diminished to 316 million, half of...
  • 'Man of Steel' filled with Jesus, Christianity references

    06/14/2013 5:52:01 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 54 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 6/14/2013 | Justin Craig
    It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s … Jesus? When Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster created their iconic comic book hero Superman in 1938, their character wasn’t just a representation of “Truth, Justice and the American Way,” but for many, a metaphor for Jewish immigrants in 1930s America. Created by two young Jewish men, Superman was an allusion to the Jewish faith and history, from his baby Moses-like origins to his golem-esque invincibility, to his outcast status and his ultimate struggle to assimilate in a new land. But somewhere along his journey since 1938, Kal-El converted to Christianity, which...
  • Obama Includes Evangelical Christians on List of Religious Extremists

    06/13/2013 3:25:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 13, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Earlier this year the Obama Administration warned military personnel that Christian Evangelicals were a number one threat to America. The Obama Administration included Christians in their list of religious extremists. The above slide came from a U.S. Army Reserve Equal Opportunity training brief titled “Extremism and Extremist Organizations.” The Obama Administration included Evangelical Christians with Al-Qaeda and the Ku Klux Klan. Now this… The Obama Administration “strongly objects” to a proposed amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would have protected the religious rights of soldiers – including evangelical Christian service members who are facing growing hostility towards their...
  • Rand Paul's Message To Evangelicals: "There Is A War On Christianity"

    06/13/2013 2:36:07 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    The Brody File ^ | June 13, 2013 | David Brody
    Senator Rand Paul, who is seriously considering running for President of the United States, told a conservative Christian audience today that, "There is a war on Christianity" being waged by "liberal elites' and "worldwide as well.
  • Russia criminalizes blasphemy: jail time for insulting religion

    A bill imposing jail terms of up to three years on those who offend religious believers is set to become law in Russia. The new blasphemy law was approved by the State Duma in Moscow on Tuesday, June 11. According to the bill, “public actions expressing clear disrespect for society and committed with the goal of offending religious feelings of the faithful” would be punishable with jail terms of up to one year and fines of up to 300,000 rubles ($9,200). While “publicly expressing clear disrespect to believers, including actions undertaken at places of worship,” would be punishable by up...
  • Opposing ‘God Bless America’: A Christian minister preaches the religion of leftism.

    06/11/2013 7:03:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/11/2013 | Dennis Prager
    If you were a Christian minister who was given the opportunity to write an op-ed piece for the Washington Post, what subject would you choose? War and peace? The decline in faith among America’s young people? The increasingly empty pews in mainstream Protestant churches? The ethical decline in society? Or any of myriad other morally and religiously troubling issues? Well, not if you were a Methodist minister named James P. Marsh Jr. For this man of the cloth, the issue troubling him so much that he had to write about in the Washington Post was . . . people standing...
  • Ours has become a neo-pagan culture, and that can be even worse than a simple pagan culture

    06/10/2013 1:27:47 PM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 5 replies
    newadvent.org ^ | June 9, 2013 | Father George Rutler
    June 9, 2013 Ours has become a neo-pagan culture, and that can be even worse than a simple pagan culture By Father George Rutler Last week the Church celebrated the feast of the Martyrs of Uganda. In the late nineteenth century, French and English missionaries were welcomed by King Mutesa I of Buganda in the southern part of modern Uganda. His successor, Mwanga II, however, was a youth who became a persecutor of Christians and all foreigners. He especially opposed Christian morality, as it contradicted his affinity for unnatural vice which was abhorred by the local Buganda culture, but...
  • The religious bigotry of the Virginian Pilot

    06/06/2013 6:29:55 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 11 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 6/6/2013 | Moneyrunner
    The religious bigots at the Virginian Pilot have run editorials, news stories and carefully selected letters to the editors to smear E.W. Jackson, a Black minister who won the Republican nomination for Lieutenant governor of Virginia. Why so much hatred for a Black man? The answer is simple religious bigotry combined with the political bźte noir of the Left: a Black conservative. Black conservatives are vilified as a matter of course because they represent the runaway slave to the slave masters of the Democrat Party. In the 21st Century they don’t send the dogs out after them anymore; instead they...
  • Hauled Aboard the Ark – Conversion Story of Peter Kreeft

    06/06/2013 3:50:50 PM PDT · by NYer · 65 replies
    Coming Home ^ | October 31, 2011 | Dr. Peter Kreeft
    Hauled Aboard the Ark by Peter KreeftI was born into a loving, believing community, a Protestant “mother church” (the Reformed Church) which, though it had not for me the fullness of the faith, had strong and genuine piety. I believed, mainly because of the good example of my parents and my church. The faith of my parents, Sunday School teachers, ministers, and relatives made a real difference to their lives, a difference big enough to compensate for many shortcomings. “Love covers a multitude of sins.”I was taught what C. S. Lewis calls “mere Christianity,” essentially the Bible. But no one...
  • The Spiritual Significance of Tornado Dog and Sewer Pipe Baby

    06/05/2013 11:35:53 AM PDT · by IChing · 20 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 6/5/13 | Donald Joy
    If you’re like me, you’re a news and politics junkie who follows current events with obsessive, hawkish vigilance. Sometimes, the never-ending outrages pouring in make you just shake your head with exasperation, wondering how so much can be so wrong, so often, everywhere. But certain events are like sudden, brilliant beacons of light and hope in an abyss of darkness and despair. They remind us that sometimes when all appears to be irredeemably lost, God has other ideas. In fact, that’s basically the entire message of Christianity: ”The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone” (Psalm 118:22, Luke 20:17)....
  • My Apology to Mormon Readers

    06/05/2013 2:21:55 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 229 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6-5-2013 | Mike Adams
    Dear Stacey: You have written demanding an apology for my recent characterization of the Mormon religion as "non-Christian." I am happy to write a public letter of apology to you and to the countless Mormon readers who responded negatively to my characterization. I am sorry that so many of my Mormon readers have brazenly accused me of ignorance of their religion and suggested that I read the Book of Mormon. I am sorry that they were unaware that I read the Book of Mormon back in 2006. I am sorry that the science of genetics has refuted claims made in...
  • How “new atheists” play church

    06/04/2013 1:20:15 AM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 13 replies
    B.P. Terpstra ^ | June 3, 2012 | B.P. Terpstra
    Atheism is a closet religion – and there’s no shortage of field evidence. Consider The Sunday Assembly, a group-identified “godless congregation” in London. There, the faithful meet on the first Sunday of every month. As their evangelical pitch goes: “Come on down to hear inspirational speakers and to enjoy a morning that is part-foot stomping show, part-atheist church.” Being secular apostles, the assembly’s members (disciples?) are keen on planting new assemblies (churches?). To wit, “Sunday Assembly Everywhere is a framework that allows everyone to create their own Assembly, while staying true to the spirit and values of The Sunday Assembly.”...
  • Southern Baptists Plan to Leave Boy Scouts 'En Masse.'

    06/03/2013 12:49:49 PM PDT · by Prole · 209 replies
    Newser ^ | June 2, 2013 | Ruth Brown
    (Newser) – The Boy Scouts of America's decision last month to allow gay members was made with the blessings of many churches and religious groups—but not all of them. And here's a pretty significant opponent: The Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination in America with 45,000 congregations and 16 million members, says it will now urge its followers to leave the Scouts, reports CNN. The Boy Scouts says Baptist churches currently sponsor nearly 4,000 units, containing more than 100,000 kids. The Southern Baptist Convention will vote on a resolution to disaffiliate with the Scouts this month, and a spokesperson...
  • The New Moloch State will not tolerate orthodox Christianity

    06/03/2013 11:03:31 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 9 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | June 3, 2013 | Paul Melanson
    In the April 2001 edition of Catholic World Report, Paul Sinsigalli, a former Air Force officer who graduated from the Archdiocese of Boston's Saint John's Seminary in 1999, told his story about being excluded from ordination because of his orthodoxy. He was informed that he would never be allowed to serve as a priest anywhere because he would not accept the view that seminarians acting out homosexually is morally acceptable. Sinsigalli reported, "I was studying at St. John's seminary in Boston and was told that I did not have the qualities required to be a priest. They said that I...
  • When Christians Become a 'Hated Minority'

    05/30/2013 11:47:01 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | May 5th, 2013 | John Blake
    When Peter Sprigg speaks publicly about his opposition to homosexuality, something odd often happens. During his speeches, people raise their hands to challenge his assertions that the Bible condemns homosexuality, but no Christians speak out to defend him. “But after it is over, they will come over to talk to me and whisper in my ear, ‘I agree with everything you said,’" says Sprigg, a spokesman for The Family Research Council, a powerful, conservative Christian lobbying group. We’ve heard of the “down-low” gay person who keeps his or her sexual identity secret for fear of public scorn. But Sprigg and...
  • Who are Jerome Corsi's Bad Samaritans?

    05/30/2013 11:41:41 AM PDT · by jazminerose
    Jerome Corsi discusses his newest book, The Bad Samaritans today on the Joy Tiz show at 2 pm PDT/5 pm EDT. He'll tell us about the Bad Samaritans and their nefarious plans to drive Christianity out of our society.
  • Psyche, Nous; Faith and Reason: The Classic View

    05/29/2013 3:16:41 PM PDT · by betty boop · 19 replies
    self | May 29. 2013 | Jean F. Drew
    Psyche, Nous; Faith and Reason: The Classic View By “classic view” we mean to denote the epochal legacy of ancient Greek philosophy, and the epochal genius of thinkers who could and did “isolate” psyche as a bona fide constituent of Reality. Instantly, there seems to be two problems. How is “Reality” to be defined? Who’s doing the “defining?” For answers to such questions, we must have access to Nous. This incredibly compact Greek word is usually translated into English as Reason. But the Greek nous carries other meanings as well: c.f., reason; mind; intellect; self-reflective consciousness; logic; creative will; truth....
  • GALLUP: Most Americans Say Religion Is Losing Influence in U.S.

    05/29/2013 8:51:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    GALLUP ^ | 05/29/2013 | Frank Newport
    Over three-quarters of Americans (77%) say religion is losing its influence on American life, while 20% say religion's influence is increasing. These represent Americans' most negative evaluations of the impact of religion since 1970, although similar to the views measured in recent years. Americans over the years have generally been more likely to say religion is losing rather than increasing its influence in American life. In addition to the previous peak in views that religion was losing its influence measured in 1969 and 1970, at least 60% of Americans thought religion was losing its influence in 1991-1994, in 1997 and...
  • The Mathematical Proof for Christianity Is Irrefutable

    05/29/2013 2:02:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/29/2013 | Dan Delzell
    It is impossible that Christianity is not God's revelation of truth to man. Simply impossible. The math proves it beyond question. It doesn't take faith to believe that one plus one equals two, and it doesn't take faith to identify the religion which has mathematical certainty in its corner. God didn't have to give us mathematical proof of His existence, but He did it anyway. God didn't have to give us proof of Christianity, but He chose to do so. And God didn't have to give us proof of His love for us, but that is exactly what He did....
  • Why Having More Christians Won't Necessarily Change Our Culture

    05/28/2013 6:58:35 AM PDT · by xzins · 132 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 5/27/2013 | Os Hillman
    For centuries, Christians thought culture would change if we just had a majority of Christians in the culture. That has proven to be a false assumption. Culture is defined by a relatively small number of change agents who operate at the top of cultural spheres or societal mountains. It takes less than 3-5 percent of those operating at the top of a cultural mountain to actually shift the values represented on that mountain.For example, this is exactly what advocates in the gay rights movement has done through the "mountains" of media and arts and entertainment. They have strategically used these...
  • Obama’s Brother Works With Man Who Attacked US Embassy

    05/25/2013 9:41:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Shoebat ^ | May 24, 2013 | Theodore Shoebat
    Since the IRS scam has become the most momentous topic of the day, we now know, thanks to my father, that Obama’s brother, Malik Obama, is deeply associated with Omar al-Bashir, the one who was behind the attack on the US embassy in Khartoum, Sudan, which occurred at around the same time as the Benghazi attack ... Malik is the Executive Secretary for the Islamic Da’wa Organization (IDO), which is stationed in Khartoum, Sudan, and which has its primary focus in expanding Wahhabist Islam in the African subcontinent. It was also in Khartoum, as I have written on before, where...
  • Chuck Norris: Tim Tebow should be Jacksonville Jaguar

    05/24/2013 8:56:04 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 55 replies
    NFL ^ | 5/23/13 | Dan Hanzus
    Chuck Norris has shared his feelings about Tim Tebow. Finally. The martial arts legend, Hollywood action star, random fact-generator inspiration and occasional bearer of very bad news recently wrote an opinion column -- a manifesto really -- on his remarkably deep well of feelings for Tim Tebow. Seriously. Chuck Norris really likes Tim Tebow. He needed 1,463 words to express his admiration for the free-agent quarterback. It reads like he could have went on for a few thousand words more.
  • If Women Ran the World

    05/22/2013 2:46:23 AM PDT · by rhema · 56 replies
    First Things ^ | May 21, 2013 | Elizabeth Scalia
    Writing for The Atlantic in September of 2012, Hanna Rosin argued that the “hookup culture” so prevalent on college campuses and in the lives of young adults is “an engine of female progress—one being harnessed and driven by women themselves.” She wrote: To put it crudely, feminist progress right now largely depends on the existence of the hookup culture. And to a surprising degree, it is women—not men—who are perpetuating the culture, especially in school, cannily manipulating it to make space for their success, always keeping their own ends in mind. For college girls these days, an overly serious suitor...
  • Keep that Bible out of my room

    05/21/2013 5:08:31 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 112 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 5/21/2013 | KATE BRUMBACK and RUSS BYNUM
    An atheist, Buckner believes that no religious literature should be provided in government-owned lodging, and he presented that concern to management at the Amicalola Falls State Park. Officials told Buckner they would remove the Bibles from all state park resorts while the state attorney general looked into the matter. Not long afterward, however, the AG issued a ruling saying the state was on firm legal ground because it hadn’t paid for the books. On Wednesday, Gov. Nathan Deal ordered the Bibles returned. Deal argued that if the state didn’t pay for them, it can’t be seen as endorsing them. He...
  • IRS Refused Tax-Exempt Status to Christian, Pro-Israel Groups But Nonprofit Status to Muslim Orgs

    05/16/2013 10:19:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 16, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    The Inspector General released a report this week and found that 63% of scrutinized IRS applications were withdrawn or were still unresolved. Conservative, Tea Party, pro-Israel and Christian groups were targeted by the IRS. (GRAPHIC-AT-LINK) The Obama IRS refused to grant tax exempt status to Christian and pro-life groups on behalf of the abortion group Planned Parenthood. “In one case, the IRS withheld approval of an application for tax exempt status for Coalition for Life of Iowa. In a phone call to Coalition for Life of Iowa leaders on June 6, 2009, the IRS agent ‘Ms. Richards’ told the group...