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  • A Lesbianís Eyes Opened: ĎYou Don't Hate Us!í

    09/28/2014 6:45:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 103 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 28, 2014 | Matt Barber
    This jaw-dropping revelation is based on the Centers for Disease Control and Preventionís latest assessment of the homosexual lifestyle. The WSJ report further warns: ďGay and bisexual men represent an estimated 2 percent of the U.S. population but more than half of all people living with HIV and 66 percent of new HIV infections. They are the only population group in the United States for which HIV infections are rising.Ē What do you say of an adult or adults who, for selfish political reasons, encourage sexually confused children to adopt a sex-centric identity and lifestyle laced with a 50-50 chance...
  • The Feminization of the Church

    09/28/2014 5:32:33 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 66 replies
    Biola Magazie ^ | June 14 | Holly Pivec
    The leaders of a new, Christian movement think theyíve solved a centuries-old mystery: why men are absent from church. But their answer isnít politically correct. They believe Christianity has become feminized. There are generally more women than men in every type of church, in every part of the world, according to church growth experts like Patrick Johnstone, author of Operation World. A traditional explanation is that women are more spiritual than men. But the leaders of this new movement suggest that the churchís music, messages and ministries cater to women. One of the leaders is David Murrow, author of a...
  • Progressivesí Moral Equivalence

    09/28/2014 5:03:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 28, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    You¬íve seen this a lot in the last decade and a half: progressives asserting a moral equivalence between radial Islam and Christianity. The argument usually goes something like, ¬ďYeah, sure, terrorists are bad, but they¬íre hardly the only people to kill in the name of their religion!¬Ē Then there¬ís the obligatory reference to the crusades. OK, sure, Christianity, like most religions, has had some less-than-flattering moments. But it¬ís history. If you can point me to the mass graves, severed heads or buildings for Christianity in our lifetime‚Ķ no need to finish that sentence because there aren¬ít any. Christianity is an...
  • The Ancient War Between the Judeo-Christian West and Islam

    09/21/2014 3:23:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | September 21, 2014 | James P. Pinkerton
    In one of the great epics of Western literature, the hero, confronted by numerous and powerful enemies, temporarily gives in to weakness and self-pity. ďI wish,Ē he sighs, ďnone of this had happened.Ē The heroís wise adviser responds, ďSo do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide.Ē The old man continues, ďThere are other forces at work in this world Ö besides the will of evil.Ē Some events, he adds, are ďmeantĒ to be, ďAnd that is an encouraging thought.Ē Indeed it is. Perhaps, today, we are meant to live in these...
  • THE CARPENTER'S SHOP: Persecution of Christians affects millions worldwide

    09/20/2014 3:31:56 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    The Destin Log ^ | Friday, September 19, 2014 | Dr. Barry K. Carpenter
    THE CARPENTER'S SHOP: Persecution of Christians affects millions worldwide By Dr. Barry K. Carpenter Published: Friday, September 19, 2014 at 11:03 AM. Christians around the world are experiencing unprecedented persecution. Reporter and news analyst Kirsten Powers, interviewed in the Daily Beast, said, ¬ďChristians in the Middle East and Africa are being slaughtered, tortured, raped, kidnapped, beheaded, and forced to flee the birthplace of Christianity. The silence has been nearly deafening.¬Ē It seems open season on Christians. It is more pronounced, more bold, more contagious, and in more numbers than at any other time in history. It may appear to...
  • Saudi Arabia cracks down on Christians. Will the United States speak up?

    09/15/2014 5:28:34 PM PDT · by xzins · 58 replies
    Red State ^ | September 15th, 2014 | Jake (Diary
    The situation for Christians in the Middle East continues to get worse, but this time, it isnít at the hands of a terrorist group or band of rebels. Itís from one of our supposed allies in the region: Saudi Arabia. As Fox News reports, this past Friday (September 12th), agents from the countryís Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice rounded up 28 Christians at the home of an Indian national in the city of Khafji, and several Bibles were confiscated as well.. Their condition and whereabouts are currently unknown. As Nina Shea of the Hudson Institute...
  • While World Watches ISIS, Boko Haram Declares Its Own Caliphate In Nigeria

    09/15/2014 9:22:24 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 57 replies
    NBC News ^ | 9/15/2014 | Robert Windrem
    the leader of the Nigerian terror group Boko Haram has established the world's second Islamic "caliphate" this summer and is seeking to cement his bloody rule on a territory that is now roughly the size of west Virginia. While much of the world has been focused on the brutal reign of ISIS in Iraq and Syria, the forces of Boko haram have been racking up victories in northern Nigeria and have been violently imposing an equally harsh version of Islamic law on approximately 3 million civilians - including beheadings, forced marriages and the forced induction of children into its military...
  • Obama's Forgotten "N" Word

    09/14/2014 10:56:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 14, 2014 | Kevin McCullough
    resident Obama is a Christian. What he means by that no one has ever been very sure. But it is what he claims nonetheless. When callers to my radio shows claim, "He is a Muslim." I remind them--quickly--that he has only ever said that he is a Christian. This usually then incites various discussion points about the validity of his claim vs. theirs. Frequently the conversation will dwell upon the fact that his name is Islamic. To respond to this I simply point out that many former Muslims still carry their given name upon conversion to Christianity. They may say,...
  • Peshmerga Forces Recruit Christian Fighters, says Local Official

    09/14/2014 10:43:48 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 34 replies
    RUDAW ^ | 1 hour ago | RUDAW
    Men between the ages of 18-30 can now sign up for training with the Peshmerga forces, according to local officials. ERBIL, Kurdistan Region‚ÄĒKurdistan‚Äôs Peshmerga forces have opened doors to the region‚Äôs Christian population and recruit them to join the fight against the Islamic State (IS), an official told Rudaw. ‚ÄúRepresentatives of the ministry of Peshmerga visited Ainkawa to recruit Christians,‚ÄĚ said Jalal Habib Aziz, the mayor of Ainkawa, a predominately Christian neighborhood in Erbil. According to Aziz, the Kurdish Peshmerga Ministry has answered a call by Christian leaders to recruit members of the community to ‚Äúprotect themselves and their...
  • Christian Website Yanks A Column Condemning Islam

    09/14/2014 5:49:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 14, 2014 | Doug Giles
    Last week, Gary Cass, who drives defendchristians.org, contacted me asking if ClashDaily.com would run his piece titled, ďIím Islamaphobic, Are You?Ē I gave it a read and quickly said, ďHeck yeahĒ, because Cass, like Clash, believes Islam is implacable and must be stomped on like a narc at a biker party. In his sensible screed Gary gave three powerful points on how we must deal with violent Muslim mayhem. Check it out: I confess, Iím ďIslamaphobic,Ē but for very good reasons. My fear is not an irrational fear based on uniformed prejudice; rather itís an historic, clear-eyed, informed, rational fear....
  • Atheist Bill Maher Defends Christians as Host Charlie Rose Compares Christianity to Islam

    09/13/2014 6:02:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/13/2014 | Anugrah Kumar
    Appearing on Charlie Rose's PBS show this week, HBO's "Real Time" host Bull Maher rebuked him for linking Islam to Christianity, defending Christians by saying a vast numbers of them do not believe in violence or treat women as second class citizens. Maher, a self-proclaimed atheist, began by refuting former Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean's recent statement that vast numbers of Muslims are not like ISIS in Iraq and Syria, an al-Qaeda offshoot that seeks to form an Islamic emirate in the Levant region through "jihad." Interrupting Maher, Rose asked, "Behind every Muslim is a future member of some radical?"...
  • Missing The Forest For The Trees, In The Midst of A Fire

    09/13/2014 8:26:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 13, 2014 | Kathryn Lopez
    Washington, D.C. -- "The West must shift from reactive to proactive, from crisis management to crisis prevention." The target of this advice, given by Aram I Keshishian of the Armenian Apostolic Church, was Washington, D.C., but it also happens to be good counsel for the average citizen. Keshishian was speaking at the inaugural In Defense of Christians summit. Five patriarchs came to this country to demonstrate what an essential, conciliatory presence Christianity is in Iraq, Syria and the Middle East in general, where Islamic extremism is threatening the lives of Christians and the future of Christianity. While the summit was,...
  • The Illusion of Neutrality: The secular state cannot be neutral in matters of religion

    09/13/2014 5:01:03 AM PDT · by rhema · 11 replies
    Public Discourse ^ | 9/11/14 | Anthony Esolen
    We have all heard what has come to be a liberal dictum, that the State must remain neutral as regards religion or irreligion. One can show fairly easily that the men who wrote our constitution had no such neutrality in mind, given the laws that they and their fellows subsequently passed, their habits of public prayer at meetings, and their common understanding that freedom without virtue, and virtue without piety, were chimeras. To show that that understanding persisted, all one need do is open every textbook for school children published for almost two hundred years; or recall that Catholic immigrants...
  • Students rally for teacher who talks about faith

    CANTON, Ga. (September 11, 2014) - Students at a public high school outside Atlanta are rallying behind a teacher who says he's standing up for his Christian beliefs and what he views as his right to talk about Jesus in the classroom. Hundreds of students poured into hallways at Sequoyah High School Tuesday, holding signs and chanting in support of history teacher John Osborne. Osborne told WXIA-TV that he didn't feel supported by administrators, so he decided to take a few days off. He said he's talked about God at school for years.
  • Christianity Grounded in the Historical Fact of the Resurrection

    09/12/2014 8:55:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 12, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    Jesus' apostles and other disciples were willing to die for him. But so what? Haven't the followers of other religious leaders and even some political leaders been willing to die for them, as well? What makes Jesus' followers so unique in this regard? I address this very question in my new book, "Jesus on Trial: A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of the Gospel," because I used to wonder about this, too. What, if anything, distinguishes the Christian martyrs? New Testament scholar Gary Habermas offered an insight that I hadn't considered before, and I find it enormously probative. "One grand distinction,"...
  • No, there is no ďChristian caseĒ for abortion

    09/12/2014 8:30:31 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    National Right to Life News ^ | 9/11/14 | Dave Andrusko
    Keli Goff ¬Ďs essay at the Daily Beast was headlined ¬ďA Christian Case for Abortion Rights?¬Ē Does that not sound like the vegetarian¬ís case for meat, Barack Obama¬ís case for decisive leadership, or the devout atheist¬ócontrary at its core? This oldie but badie argument merits a rebuttal, not because it is so original but because it is like the 700th iteration of a Xerox.So what IS the Christian case for abortion rights, you ask? It¬ís really more like how Goff has concluded that a pro-life position, for Christians, at least, is problematic because of ¬ďfour primary complications.¬Ē These are so...
  • David Limbaugh's Case For Christianity

    09/12/2014 6:56:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 12, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    David Limbaugh has written a book that departs dramatically from his recent tomes on the worst excesses of the Obama presidency. "Jesus On Trial: A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of the Gospel" explores his journey of faith, from believer to non-believer and back. "Rush and I were raised in a great Midwest Christian family. We went to church every Sunday. Our parents raised us right so I'm not blaming them. I'm blaming myself for the message not sticking," he says. As it has for so many, his faith faded away in college. Faith was replaced by skepticism. Limbaugh wants it...
  • Assyrian Christians Support Cruz After Walkout

    09/11/2014 8:12:52 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 4 replies
    Assyrian Christians are standing with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) after he was booed for his support of Israel by some Middle East Christians gathered in Washington, D.C. Wednesday at an event hosted by an organization called "In Defense Of Christians." Yet not all of the Christians present disagreed with Cruz--and some have begun speaking out in favor of Cruz's view that defending Israel and defending Christians in the Middle East go hand-in-hand. Martin Youmaran, a Chicago-based activist in the Assyrian American National Federation (AANF), posted on Facebook Thursday: I am deeply saddened to hear about the disrespectful display that some...
  • Bill Maher absolutely crushes Charlie Rose for comparing Islam to Christianity

    09/11/2014 4:40:24 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 55 replies
    http://nation.foxnews.com ^ | September 11, 2014 | FoxNation
    BILL MAHER: I saw Howard Dean on TV the other day and he said something along the order, he said the people in ISIS -- he said I'm about as Islamic as they are, you know, distancing the vast numbers of Islamic people around the world from them. That's just not true. CHARLIE ROSE: It is true. MAHER: It is not true, Charlie. There is a connecting tissue between -- ROSE: Behind every Muslim is a future member of some radical? MAHER: Let me finish. ROSE: I was doing that. MAHER: There are illiberal beliefs that are held by vast...
  • Arkansas State removing cross decal from football helmets

    09/11/2014 9:27:10 AM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 25 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | September 11, 2014 | Dan Wolken
    (RNS) Arkansas State is removing a Christian cross decal from the back of its football helmets after a complaint that it violated separation of church and state, the university said Wednesday (Sept. 10). Athletics director Terry Mohajir said he wanted to fight the decision because the decal was intended to honor former player Markel Owens and equipment manager Barry Weyer, who both died this year. However, Mohajir said he had little choice but to follow advice from the university¬ís legal counsel to remove or modify the symbol. ¬ďMy job is to support our players and our coaches in their expression...
  • Obama Unveils Strategy, Says ISIS 'Not Islamic'

    09/11/2014 6:40:15 AM PDT · by xzins · 96 replies
    CBN ^ | September 11, 2014 | Jennifer Wishon
    President Barack Obama addressed Americans Wednesday night increasingly concerned about the threat Islamic State militants are posing in the Middle East and about their commander in chief's ability to face it. In his prime time address, the president reminded people of the uniquely brutal character of ISIS. "They execute captured prisoners," he said. "They kill children. They enslave, rape and force women into marriage. They threaten a religious minority with genocide." Despite the militant's name, the president told Americans, "ISIL is not 'Islamic.' No religion condones the killing of innocents, and the vast majority of ISIL's victims have been Muslim."...
  • Cal State No Longer Recognizing Christian Groups

    09/09/2014 6:32:05 AM PDT · by xzins · 80 replies
    CBN ^ | September 09, 2014
    A new policy put in place by Cal State University could cost InterVarsity and other Christian groups up to $460,000 to meet on campus because they cannot change their leadership requirements to include any student. "No campus shall recognize any fraternity, sorority, living group, honor society, or other student organization unless its membership and leadership are open to all currently enrolled students at that campus," the policy states. The rule requires leadership positions to be open to any student, regardless of whether they hold the same beliefs as the Club. The policy went into effect in 2012 but up until...
  • regarded as Ďintolerant hatersí: whatís new?

    09/09/2014 2:22:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 9/9/14 | Michael J. Kruger
    In the midst of the high-octane cultural wars of the last several yearsóparticularly the debate over homosexual marriageóevangelical Christians have been slapped with all sorts of pejorative labels. Words such as bigoted, arrogant, exclusive, dogmatic, and homophobic are just a few. But two labels particularly stand out. First, Christians are regularly regarded as intolerant. Christians are not only regarded as intolerant religiouslyóbecause they affirm the words of Jesus that ďno one comes to the Father except through meĒ (John 14:6)óbut they are regarded as intolerant ethically, because they refuse to approve any and all behaviors as morally good. Christians are...
  • The Right to Resist Evil Leaders--The Christian History

    09/07/2014 11:45:39 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/07/14 | Kelly O'Connell
    Britain Developed the Foundation of Rights of Resistance Used by the Founders In this continuing study of the Right of Resistance against unjust authority, we now turn from the Continent, and the Lutheran and Huguenot stories, and examine the U.K.Ďs additions. Given the times, and the fact that Europe arose and distinguished itself from Christian origins, it is unsurprising that the Right of Resistance would be justified by biblical arguments. Yet, all these arguments were buttressed by appeals to history, ancient societies, Roman law, and logical propositions.
  • Christianity No Longer a Religion, Says Turkish Minister

    09/04/2014 7:38:59 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 22 replies
    Hurriyet Daily News ^ | 9/414 | Doğan News Agency
    Christianity has ceased to be a religion but has become a culture of its own, Turkish Environment and Urbanism Minister Erdońüan Bayraktar said at a recent conference hosted by the ruling Justice and Development Party's (AKP) Women's Group. "The biggest three countries in the world are not Muslim countries. China, India ¬Ė only the U.S. believes in a single God. Spirituality and religious feelings are weakening," Bayraktar said.
  • Turkish minister: Christianity no longer a religion

    09/03/2014 2:58:54 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 54 replies
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | September 3, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    ďThere are 2.5 billion Christians in the world,Ē Bayraktar said. ďChristianity is no longer a religion. Itís a culture now. But that is not what a religion is like. A religion teaches; it is a form of life that gives one peace and happiness. That is what they want to turn [Islam] into as well.Ē In other words, he is telling his audience to be on guard against those who try to water down, or should we say moderate, the teachings of Islam.
  • Texas A&Mís Christian Gathering

    09/04/2014 6:19:11 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 29 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 3, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    Apart from their recent college football successes and their former flashy and party-hard quarterback Johnny ďFootballĒ Manziel, Texas A&M University has had a different kind of success: a surprisingly rapid growth in its Christian ministry on-campus. The Breakaway Ministries holds a weekly worship and prayer service at the collegeís basketball arena and special events center, the Reed Arena. From its launch with twelve students in a college dorm room in 1989 to nearly 12,000 weekly attendees today, it is impressive to learn about budding Christianity on a major college campus. breakaway ministries The director of Breakaway Ministries, Ben Stuart, was...
  • Court Rules Against Christians in Arab Festival Case (Christian Arabs: Qureshi, Rezkalla, Mayel)

    09/01/2014 10:05:14 AM PDT · by xzins · 27 replies
    CBN ^ | September 01, 2014
    A federal appeals court ruled against a group of Christian evangelists who were forced to leave an Arab-American street festival in Dearborn, Michigan, in 2012. Festival-goers threw rocks and water bottles at members of the Bible Believers group when they denounced Islam and called Mohammed a false prophet. In response, Wayne County authorities threatened to ticket the Christian group if they did not leave. On Wednesday, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals backed county authorities, ruling 2-1 that police were only trying to keep public order. "The video from the 2012 festival demonstrates that (evangelists') speech and conduct intended...
  • Are Stereotypical Good Boys More Likely to Be Gay?

    08/29/2014 8:32:22 AM PDT · by pinochet · 68 replies
    In case you have not noticed, opposition to gay rights and gay marriage is weakening, even in conservative Christian churches. One friend suggested that many unmarried men who are heavily involved in church activities are stereotypical good boys, who maintain long periods of avoidance of heterosexual sex, which makes them more inclined to gay feelings. Is this true? A lot of men involved in church choirs seem more feminine than average. The grandson of the famous televangelist, Oral Roberts, recently announced he is gay: http://www.christianpost.com/news/oral-roberts-grandson-discusses-coming-out-as-a-homosexual-52483/ Sons of many famous conservative Christians are ending up gay, such as the sons of...
  • N4T Investigators: Church and State

    08/28/2014 3:25:28 AM PDT · by blueyon · 3 replies
    KVOA.com ^ | 8/26/14 | Matthew Schwartz
    It's 12:40 in the afternoon, and in the Islamic Center of Tucson, a time to pray. Muslims have a strict daily prayer schedule, five times a day at specific times. One of those times is in the middle of the school day. In a room off the library at Desert View High School, four to six Muslim students pray during every school day for about 10 minutes. Sunnyside Unified School District officials tell the News 4 Tucson Investigators that all but one of the students pray during their lunch period, the other misses a few minutes of a class.
  • An Open Letter to the False Church

    08/25/2014 8:51:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2014 | Matt Barber
    ďFor the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions.Ē Ė 2 Timothy 4:3 Dear false prophets, false teachers and Christian apostates of every stripe: Weíve all heard this phrase: ďYou know who you are!Ē Itís an expression typically levied in the context of some corrective admonition, intended for some person or persons, busy about some misbehavior. While sent via certified mail, this is one of those rare open letters to whom the preponderance of intended recipients have, somehow, managed to convince themselves,...
  • Shame Is A Good Thing For Sluts To Feel

    08/25/2014 8:27:50 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 54 replies
    The feminists held a ďslut walkĒ in Chicago over the weekend. Nothing says feminism like women calling each other sluts. Their attempts to destigmitize the term slut by celebrating the sort of behavior that gets a girl labeled a slut says a lot about these folks. Thereís nothing worse than ďslut shaming,Ē which appears to be little more than calling a slut what she is. Interestingly one of the signs at the slut walk declared ďall cops are bastards.Ē Apparently itís acceptable to ďslut shameĒ the mothers of police officers. None of the feminists saw the hypocrisy of such a...
  • Day of the Siege, the movie - Islam at the Gates of Vienna, 9/11/1683

    In the summer of 1683, 300,000 warriors of the Ottoman Empire began the siege of Vienna. The fall of the city would have opened the way to conquer Europe. On September 11. was the main battle between the Polish cavalry and the Turks.
  • The Fate of the West

    08/22/2014 1:35:19 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 5 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 22 August 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Published on FrontPage MagazineBy Enza Ferreri Either the West Will Become Christian Again or It Will Become Muslim It's all very simple. We can't fight Islam in the West without fighting the enablers of Islam in the West, namely the Leftists. And, since the Left has many different and separate aspects, we have to fight against each one of them. Secularism, environmentalism, global warming alarmism, homosexualism, militant feminism, sexual relativism, multiculturalism, anti-Christianity, Islamophilia, post-nationalism, internationalism are just as important targets to attack as Marxist economics, the expropriation of the capitalist class (or, in its modern reincarnation, high taxation and...
  • War on Christianity Still Alive and Well in America

    08/21/2014 2:45:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 22, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    Many reject the notion that a good segment of our popular culture and of our political class is at war with Christianity. But this is a real war ó not a phony one, such as the left's manufactured "war on women." This hostility toward Christianity is a global phenomenon. Radical Muslims are targeting, persecuting and, in many cases, slaughtering Christians in numerous countries around the world. But I want to talk about a softer form of hostility ó though nevertheless of serious concern ó that is occurring in the United States. I filled an entire book with examples of discrimination...
  • Clouded Judgment

    08/21/2014 2:34:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2014 | Marvin Olasky
    What caused the terrible world war that began 100 years ago this month? The answer is complicated. Economic trends and social oozes certainly had a big role. Man-centered pride rather than God-centered humility ran rampant among both leaders and followers, with some church hierarchs looking to ďprogressĒ rather than Christ for salvation. But many of us were struck in the late 1990s by the irresponsibility of Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich in putting their personal urges ahead of the national interest, and a parallel problem emerged a century ago. Yes, early versions of Monica Lewinsky occupied the minds of many...
  • Sarah Palin responds to atheist Richard Dawkins re: Aborting Downs Syndrome babies

    08/21/2014 1:08:44 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 65 replies
    Sarah's facebook page ^ | August 21, 2014 | Sarah Palin
    Mr. Dawkins, I'd let you meet my son if you promised to open your mind, your eyes, and your heart to a unique kind of absolute beauty. But, in my request for you to be tolerant, Iíd have to warn Trig he must be tolerant, too, because he may superficially look at you as kind of awkward. I'll make sure he's polite, though! Love, Sarah Palin & family
  • Why South Korea is so distinctively Christian

    08/21/2014 12:10:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    The Economist ^ | 08/21/2014
    SOUTH KOREA, a dynamo of growth, is also afire with faith. This week Pope Francis will spend five days there, for Asian Youth Day and to beatify 124 early martyrs. About 5.4m of South Koreaís 50m people are Roman Catholics. Perhaps 9m more are Protestants, of many stripes. Yoido Full Gospel Churchís 1m members form the largest Pentecostal congregation on Earth. Beliefís farther shores include the Unification Church, soon to mark the anniversary of its founder Sun-myung Moonís "ascension". The late Yoo Byung-eun, the shifty and versatile tycoon behind the ferry Sewol which sank in April, killing 304 mostly teenage...
  • China accused of Ďcrimeí against Christianity

    08/21/2014 12:07:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 08/21/2014 | By Tom Phillips, Shanghai
    An ongoing demolition campaign targeting churches in eastern China represents a ďcrimeĒ against Christianity and threatens to foment social unrest, a group of Chinese lawyers has warned. Hundreds of churches in Zhejiang province have suffered partial or complete demolition this year as part of what activists describe as a major crackdown designed to slow the growth of Chinese congregations. The anti-church campaign resulted in bloodshed in late July when hundreds of security forces launched a pre-dawn raid on Salvation Church in Wenzhou, a city sometimes referred to as Chinaís Jerusalem, in an attempt to remove its cross. One Christian suffered...
  • Forgetting the Meaning of Freedom

    08/20/2014 5:21:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2014 | Dr Ben Carson
    Many people in this country were shocked when the U.S. Navy recently announced the removal of all Bibles from military hotels under their control. This was in response to pressure from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, a well-known atheist group. The surprise is not the hypocritical stance of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, but rather the fact that an established bulwark of American strength and patriotism caved to a self-serving group of religious fanatics. The previous sentence may seem out of place if you don't realize that atheism is actually a religion. Like traditional religions, atheism requires strong conviction. In...
  • IS Sells Yazidi and Christian Women in Mosul

    08/19/2014 10:53:36 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 43 replies
    BasNews, Erbil ^ | 18.08.2014 | Hoshmand Sadiq
    After the kidnapping of more than 500 Yazidi girls by Islamic State (IS) militants, the women are being sold in Quds Neighborhood in Mosul through a special office. The Head of The Womenís Committee in the Kurdistan Parliament, Evar Ibrahim, told BasNews, ďAfter kidnapping 500 Yazidi girls from Sinjar and taking them to Mosul, the IS insurgents are now, through a special office in the Quds Neighborhood of the city, selling them to people.Ē ďThe price of each girl starts from IQD 20,000 [US $17] to 30,000 [$26]. Despite selling them, the Yazidi girls have been raped by the IS...
  • What's the Alternative to the Left's Program?

    08/15/2014 2:06:05 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 5 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 15 August 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Published on American ThinkerBy Enza Ferreri I was reading the blog of Daniel Greenfield, undoubtedly a great writer and an acute analyst of what is wrong in today's world. But, the more I was reading, the more I felt a sense of dissatisfaction, as you may have when drinking doesn't quench your thirst but paradoxically increases it. Then I discovered what it was. There was something missing: a conclusion. We - the counterjihadists, the "Islamophobes", the conservatives, the "Right wing" - have many excellent thinkers and commentators (of whom Greenfield is an example) who are good in the pars...
  • The Westís Prostration to Islam

    08/14/2014 5:11:33 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 10 replies
    Raymond Ibrahim....Islam Translated ^ | 8-5-14 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Editorís note: Raymond Ibrahim was recently interviewed by Fronda, a leading website in Poland. The English-language version of the Polish interview, originally titled ďRaymond Ibrahim: Prostration before Islam,Ē follows: Who is Raymond Ibrahim? A scholar, a writer, an activist? What is his mission and the main goal? Raymond Ibrahim: I am a little of all that and more. Due to my background, academic and personal, I have had a long interest in the Middle East and Islam, especially the historic and contemporary interaction between Islam and Christianity. After the strikes of September 11, 2001, I took an interest in the...
  • Islam Is Not the Only Threat to the West

    08/13/2014 3:05:01 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 7 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 12 August 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    About the photo: Antonio Gramsci, co-founder of the Italian Communist Party in 1921, developed the theory of cultural hegemony, according to which the extreme Left has to take power indirectly and in a less visible way, through an ideological and cultural war that it has now de facto won all over the Western world. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I've often said that the West is allowing its own Islamisation - which it could easily stop, since it's in a much stronger position than the Muslim world - and that therefore, if we want to be effective in dealing with the Islamic threat,...
  • China Will Create Own Christian Belief System Amid Tensions With Church (Says Chinese Gov't)

    08/10/2014 8:27:26 PM PDT · by PGR88 · 24 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | August 10, 2014 | South China Morning Post
    China will construct a "Chinese Christian theology" suitable for the country, state media reported on Thursday, as both the number of believers and tensions with the authorities are on the rise. China has between 23 million and 40 million Protestants, accounting for 1.7 to 2.9 per cent of the total population, the state-run China Daily said, citing figures given at a seminar in Shanghai. About 500,000 people are baptised as Protestants every year, it added. "Over the past decades, the Protestant churches in China have developed very quickly with the implementation of the country's religious policy," the paper quoted Wang...
  • Why missionaries put their lives on the line

    08/10/2014 11:36:44 AM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | August 9, 2014 | Daniel Burke and Ashley Fantz
    It wasnít as if God's voice boomed through sun-parted clouds, telling Kent Brantly to move his family to Liberia. Still, the young doctor said, the call was clear. It echoed through the congregation where he was raised, Southeastern Church of Christ in Indianapolis. Standing before the church community in July 2013, months before he left for Africa, Brantly said he heard the call in the teachers who urged him to memorize Scripture and the neighbors who funded his first mission trip years ago. He saw it in the aunts and uncles who spent their vacations running Bible camps, organizing youth...
  • Anglican Vicar of Baghdad: ĎChild I baptized cut in half by ISISí

    08/10/2014 4:55:21 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 39 replies
    Episcopal News Service ^ | August 8, 2014 | ACNS staff
    Anglican Vicar of Baghdad: ‚ÄėChild I baptized cut in half by ISIS‚Äô By ACNS staff | August 8, 2014 18 Comments | Share [Anglican Communion News Service] The five-year-old son of a founding member of Baghdad¬ís Anglican church was cut in half during an attack by the Islamic State1 on the Christian town of Qaraqosh.In an interview Aug. 8, an emotional Canon Andrew White told ACNS that he christened the boy several years ago, and that the child¬ís parents had named the lad Andrew after him.Canon Andrew White Photo: Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East ¬ďI¬ím almost...
  • Conservative Evangelicals Supporting EPAís CO2 Rule? Nothing Here But Dog Bites Man

    08/09/2014 7:04:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2014 | Calvin Beisner
    Mystified by all the news lately that ďconservative, evangelical ChristiansĒ have suddenly become very worried about climate change when none of your conservative, evangelical Christian friends have done so? Perplexed by reports that ďconservative, evangelical ChristiansĒ spoke out in favor of the federal EPAís new proposed rule requiring 30% cuts in CO2 emissions from power plants by 2030? Thereís a pretty easy explanation, the old newspaper editorís rule of thumb: ďDog bites man, no news. Man bites dog, news.Ē News, because itís so unusual. Americaís mainstream media always go gaga when they can find a few outspoken conservative, evangelical Christians...
  • Crocodile Crock: Sir Elton Attacks Christian Missionsóand Weíre Paying for It!

    08/08/2014 9:00:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 8, 2014 | Ken Blackwell
    Sir Elton John is world famous, deservedly so. This billionaire singer is one of the most creative talents we have. But when he attacks Christian missionaries in Africa and other Third World regions, his message is off-key. Instead of Crocodile Rock, heís peddling a Crocodile Crock. As a mega-star, Sir Elton is free to say whatever he likes. His native Britain and the U.S. are still free countries. But his belief that the worst thing about AIDS is the ďstigmaĒ attached to it is bizarre. We thought the worst thing about AIDS was the disease itself. Even here, however, Sir...
  • China will create own Christian belief system amid tensions with church, says official

    08/06/2014 10:02:25 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 19 replies
    China will construct a "Chinese Christian theology" suitable for the country, state media reported on Thursday, as both the number of believers and tensions with the authorities are on the rise. China has between 23 million and 40 million Protestants, accounting for 1.7 to 2.9 per cent of the total population, the state-run China Daily said, citing figures given at a seminar in Shanghai. About 500,000 people are baptised as Protestants every year, it added. "Over the past decades, the Protestant churches in China have developed very quickly with the implementation of the country's religious policy," the paper quoted Wang...