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  • Our Reversible Moral Coma

    02/12/2016 6:46:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2016 | Mike Adams
    The problem with America is that our universities teach worldview and our churches don't. As a consequence, students usually enter college with a limited capacity to answer simple moral questions. By the time they graduate, that capacity is further impaired if not lost altogether. Such substantial moral impairment was on full display in a recent Q&A following a debate on the topic of abortion at Oregon State University (OSU). I participated in that debate and one of the questions I was asked by a student has been reproduced below: "Dr. Adams, you mentioned that dead things do not grow. But...
  • Professor at Christian college who wore hijab in 'solidarity' with Muslims leaves school

    02/07/2016 7:23:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/07/2016 | Rick Moran
    A political science professor from Wheaton College, a small Christian school outside of Chicago, who wore a hijab to proclaim her "solidarity" with Muslims, has "found a mutual place of resolution and reconciliation" with the school and the two will part ways. Larycia Hawkins also said that her gesture was an acknowledgment that Muslims and Christians worship the same god. After recommending that she be fired, the college's Provost withdrew his request and turned the matter over to the college president who reached the confidential agreement with Hawkins that has led to her leaving the school without being fired. CLTV:...
  • Limbaugh: Why Did Obama Choose To Become A Christian? He "Routinely" Defends, Promotes Islam

    02/04/2016 1:46:17 PM PST · by Biggirl · 43 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 4, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Thursday on his radio show, conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh reacted to President Barack Obama’s address to a mosque in Baltimore a day earlier. According to Limbaugh, it raised a larger question about Obama, which pertained to Obama “routinely” touting Islam and why he chose Christianity over other religions.
  • U.S. Military Denies ISIS Targets Christians

    02/03/2016 4:36:52 AM PST · by SJackson · 63 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | February 3, 2016 | Raymond Ibrahim
    U.S. Military Denies ISIS Targets Christians "We've seen no specific evidence of a specific targeting towards Christians." - Col. Steve Warren. February 3, 2016 Raymond Ibrahim Originally published by the Gatestone Institute.Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. When a 1,400-year-old Iraqi Christian monastery was destroyed by the Islamic State (ISIS) most of the world condemned the demolition -- except for spokesman for the U.S. military's Operation Inherent Resolve, Col. Steve Warren. "Thousands [of Iraqi Christians] have been killed, hundreds of thousands have been forced to flee," noted CNN's Wolf Blitzer in an interview...
  • AN UPDATE ON THE “ISLAMO-CHRISTIAN”

    02/02/2016 5:36:22 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | February 2, 2016 | Hugh Fitzgerald
    Why he continues to exist despite Islam's continued slaugher of Christians. The phenomenon of the Islamo-Christian” deserves wider attention, and the word wider use. An “Islamo-Christian” is, in its strictest sense, a Christian Arab who identifies with and works to advance the Islamic agenda, out of fear or out of a belief that his “Arabness” requires loyalty to Islam. Islamization by the Arab Muslim conquerors of Mesopotamia, Syria, and North Africa was a vehicle for Arab imperialism. This imperialism, the most successful in human history, convinced those who accepted Islam to also forget their own pre-Islamic or non-Islamic pasts. It...
  • GLADYS AYLWARD Small Woman, Big Heart, Great Faith (and brought Ingrid Bergman to Christ)

    02/02/2016 3:29:01 PM PST · by robowombat · 17 replies
    Intervarsity Christian Fellowship ^ | November 18, 2007 | Jack Voelkel
    November 18, 2007 By Jack Voelkel GLADYS AYLWARD Small Woman, Big Heart, Great Faith The half-starved Chinese prisoners in Yangcheng were rioting. In the center was a man with a large bloody kitchen meat cleaver. All were shouting. Several men had already collapsed on the ground, mortally wounded. The warden called to A-Weh-Deh, “Go in and stop them!” The woman known to foreigners by her English name, Gladys Aylward, stood trembling at the entrance. “Why me?” she gasped. The warden challenged, “You tell us your God is all powerful. Is He or is He not?” “He is,” she declared, seeking...
  • Why This Female Cannot Support Donald Trump (Everyone Is Entitled To Their Opinion)

    02/02/2016 8:41:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 134 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 2, 2016 | Susan Stamper Brown
    How any female in America could support Donald Trump, the American version of former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, is beyond me. Call me old school, but I have a real problem electing a man to public office who the Washington Post reported has a "Twitter feed and history of public comments" describing women as a "dog," "fat" and "disgusting." Even still, some conservatives give him a pass. I know. We're electing a president, not a pastor. Or at least that's what we hear from certain evangelical leaders who think it's okay to endorse a "Biblically-illiterate strip club owner" who trades...
  • Shock-Headline In Washington Post Attack On Trump's Faith Not Supported By Story

    02/01/2016 2:50:38 PM PST · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 1, 2016 | John Nolte
    Although Barack Obama spent 20 years in a radical, racialist church with a pastor who asks God to damn America; although Obama is a supporter of the infanticide known as partial-birth abortion, bashes Christianity, and uses ObamaCare as a means to persecute Christians through the power of the state, Obama’s longtime supporters at the Washington Post still write gushing articles about Obama’s Christianity and lash out harshly at those who don’t vouch for the president’s questionable faith.
  • "World is divided between pagan brutality and the Christian ideal...

    01/30/2016 10:03:08 PM PST · by stars & stripes forever · 10 replies
    Franklin D. Roosevelt warned at Madison Square Garden, October 28, 1940:"WE GUARD AGAINST the forces of anti-Christian aggression, which may attack us from without." FDR said in a Fireside Chat, April 28, 1942: "THIS GREAT WAR effort must be carried through... It shall not be imperiled by the handful of noisy traitors - betrayers of America, betrayers of Christianity itself." FDR stated at a Campaign event in Brooklyn, New York, November 1, 1940:"THOSE FORCES HATE democracy and Christianity as two phases of the same civilization. They oppose democracy because it is Christian. They oppose Christianity because it preaches democracy." Franklin...
  • Trump Shows Off Family Bible, Touts ‘Christian Values’

    01/30/2016 7:55:21 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 37 replies
    thehill.com ^ | January 30
    "I really appreciate the support given to me by the evangelicals. They've been incredible. Every poll shows how well I'm doing with them," Trump says in the ad, filmed from what appears to be his office in Trump Tower. "And, you know, my mother gave me this Bible, this very Bible, many years ago," he added, holding up the holy book to the camera. "In fact, it's her writing, right here. She wrote the name and the address, and it's just very special to me." The billionaire businessman closed the 30-second spot by vowing he would never let the evangelical...
  • God, Elections,and Government

    01/30/2016 1:00:10 PM PST · by American Faith Today
    American Faith Today ^ | January 30,2016 | American Faith Today
    Well a busy morning of sorts for me, so this will be one of those shows in which I went back to an old reliable, Newsforchristians.com, and saw what some of their featured articles were and I'll run with, share, and comment on some of those. What stands out, unsurprisingly, is presidential politics and elections. They'll be a lot of Donald Trump talk as well as a lot of talk about faith in politics, pastors and politics, and at least one court case about the so called separation of church and state in North Carolina. Faith and politics often collide...
  • Parents sue public high school for 'religious indoctrination'...

    01/30/2016 1:42:22 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 1-29-16 | Joel Christie & Wills Robinson
    The parents of a Maryland teenager have launched a lawsuit against their daughter's public high school, claiming the district forced the 16-year-old to take classes that promote Islam over Christianity and Judaism. John Wood, a former Marine, and his wife Melissa Wood, have filed a civil rights complaint against La Plata High School, alleging their daughter - identified only as C.W. - spent one day in a modern history class studying Christianity, followed by two weeks immersed in Islam. According to court documents obtained by The Daily Mail Online, the 11th grader 'had to profess the Shahada by claiming ''There...
  • Catholic Vote: Not. Trump.

    01/27/2016 12:28:09 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 213 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | 1-27-16 | Brian at Catholic Vote
    CV cannot remain on the sidelines any longer. As Iowans prepare to cast the first votes in the 2016 nomination process, we owe you our thoughts. While we are not officially endorsing a candidate at this time, we believe it is important to share some critical thoughts on the race, or at least on one candidate in particular. As Catholics, we are called to participate in the democratic process. The Church does not endorse candidates for public office. That job rests with us, the laity. No candidate is perfect, and no simple checklist is sufficient. Prudence is a necessity. Some...
  • 2016 01 24 John Haller's Prophecy Update "Anti-Zionism" (video)

    01/24/2016 11:39:50 AM PST · by Lera · 3 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | 1/24/16 | John Haller
    This week, John looks at Europe in 2030, the issue of factions of the United Methodist Church moving away from Biblical Truth, signs of a severe worldwide downturn in the economy and the growing anti-zionism sweeping the Middle East and Europe. Spanning the Atlantic and spearheaded by American leadership, while the US has historically been a staunch ally of Israel, the recent political shift against the only Middle Eastern democracy comes at a steep price. Is God gradually removing His hand of providence from our country due to her leadership's meddling in the peace and safety of Israel? Is it...
  • TRUMP: If I'm president, 'Christianity will have power' in the US

    01/23/2016 10:20:22 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 33 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 1/23/2016 | Colin Campbell
    Billionaire businessman Donald Trump suggested on Saturday that he would have had "less difficulty" if he had proposed barring Christians from entering the US instead of Muslims. Last December, the Republican presidential front-runner ignited a national firestorm by proposing to suspend all Muslim immigration and tourist travel into the US. "If I said that about Christians, and if I said 'banned,' I'm telling you I would have had less difficulty," Trump said Saturday. "And that's pretty sad, because we're Christians. I'm Protestant. I'm Presbyterian." Some of Trump's critics have questioned the sincerity of his faith, noting that the real-estate mogul...
  • How Christianity Benefits Society, Even “Angry Humanists”

    01/23/2016 12:18:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Townhall ^ | 01/21/2016 | Jerry Newcombe
    Why has America been blessed in many ways in the past? At its core, the answer has to do with the Judeo-Christian tradition. We are living off of the residue of that great heritage. As one author put it, "one of our nation's primary advantages over many others lies in the greater strength of religion in American life." That author is Dr. Rodney Stark, a professor at Baylor, who is a specialist on the sociology of religion. Last week I mentioned a remarkable book he wrote that I feel did not get the attention it deserves. It's called America's Blessings: How Religion Benefits...
  • Oldest Christian Monestary in Iraq Destroyed by ISIS

    01/20/2016 12:58:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 20, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    The oldest Christian monastery in Iraq, St. Elijah's Monastery, has been destroyed by ISIS and is now a pile of rubble, the Associated Press reports. The building had stood for over 1,400 years and was recently a location for religious services for U.S. servicemen. Satellite photos obtained by The Associated Press confirm what church leaders and Middle East preservationists had feared: The oldest Christian monastery in Iraq has been reduced to a field of rubble, yet another victim of the Islamic State group's relentless destruction of heritage sites it considers heretical. St. Elijah's Monastery stood as a place of worship...
  • Post-Christian Britain arrives as majority say they have no religion

    01/18/2016 7:19:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    London Times ^ | January 17, 2016 | Nicholas Hellen
    A POST-CHRISTIAN era has dawned in Britain, with most white Britons now saying they have no religion, according to a new survey. The increase is most pronounced among those aged under 40 and comes amid claims that they feel alienated from the church’s conservative social values. The poll, conducted by YouGov last month with a sample of 1,500 across the whole population, including recent immigrants, found almost half (46%) have no religion, up from 42% in February 2015 and from 37% in January 2013. This rises to more than 50% among white British.
  • Community mourns local missionary killed in Burkina Faso attack [Muslims Murder Christian]

    01/16/2016 8:30:59 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    WSVN ^ | 1/16/16
    A South Florida church community is mourning the loss of a missionary who was one of 28 people killed in the terror attack at a hotel in West Africa, Friday. Mike Riddering and his wife Amy were sent from Hollywood Community Church to Burkina Faso. Amy confirmed his death on social media.
  • Church of England attendance plunges to record low

    01/14/2016 6:50:43 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | January 12, 2016 | John Bingham
    Attendance at Church of England services has plunged to its lowest level ever as the Archbishop of Canterbury warned it was battling to maintain its place in an increasingly “anti-Christian” culture. Official figures – based on an annual pew count – show that only 1.4 per cent of the population of England now attend Anglican services on a typical Sunday morning.
  • Professional Atheist Dawkins Says Christianity a Bulwark Against Something Worse

    01/12/2016 6:38:40 AM PST · by Shery · 43 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 12 January, 2016 | Thomas D. Williams
    In a text that is coursing about on social media, professional God-slayer Richard Dawkins begrudgingly admitted that Christianity may actually be our best defense against aberrant forms of religion that threaten the world. “There are no Christians, as far as I know, blowing up buildings,” Dawkins said. “I am not aware of any Christian suicide bombers. I am not aware of any major Christian denomination that believes the penalty for apostasy is death.” In a rare moment of candor, Dawkins reluctantly accepted that the teachings of Jesus Christ do not lead to a world of terror, whereas followers of radical...
  • Matt Bracken's "Tet, Take Two: Islam's 2016 European Offensive" preached at a Church on 1/10/16

    01/11/2016 10:41:17 AM PST · by Perseverando · 49 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 11, 2016 | Vanity
    Unbelievable! I was watching a great video on YouTube as a result of reading this article posted on FR: Mid-East Prophecy Update - January 10th, 2016 . The video is essentially a "prophecy" sermon by Pastor J.D. Farag of Calvary Chapel Kaneohe, Hawaii from yesterday, 1/10/16 addressing current events in the middle east, Israel, America, Europe and the rest of the world. (Very, very interesting!) Lot's of info about Islam, etc. Also addresses guns. At the 22:30 minute mark Pastor J.D. Farag begins to talk about Matt Bracken's "Tet, Take Two: Islam's 2016 European Offensive". He says it is "a...
  • Every Muslim Will Bow Before Jesus

    01/11/2016 9:47:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2016 | Matt Barber
    My goal here is not to offend. Neither is it to persuade. In matters of the spirit, there is but One capable of opening the eyes of the heart. Rather, my objective is to sow seeds of Truth so that the Holy Spirit might, according to His perfect pleasure, purpose and will, cultivate the soul as He deems just.We Christ followers are admonished to love our enemies and to pray for those who persecute us (see Matthew5:44). This obliges us to at once love and pray for, among other antichrist subsets, the 1.2 billion Muslims worldwide, including the hundreds-of-millions who...
  • America will fall without a moral revival: Franklin Graham launches 50-state tour ahead of election

    01/07/2016 12:17:22 PM PST · by wagglebee · 30 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/7/16 | Lisa Bourne
    DES MOINES, Iowa, January 6, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – The Reverend Franklin Graham believes the United States of America is in danger, and will only be saved by turning back to God. And this can only be accomplished by Christians praying and bringing their faith to the public square. America’s problems are across the board, Rev. Graham said; spiritual, economic, and even racial, an area in which he believes the country is actually going backward. And he insists the answer is not found in politics. “We have economic problems; we have political problems,” Rev. Graham stated yesterday in Des Moines, IA....
  • Wheaton is planning to fire professor who said Muslims and Christians worship the same God

    01/05/2016 6:35:01 PM PST · by amorphous · 61 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 5 Jan 2015 | Kirkland Ann
    Wheaton College, an evangelical college in Illinois, had placed associate professor of political science Larycia Hawkins on administrative leave after she made a controversial theological statement on Facebook that Muslims and Christians worship the same God. The school has now begun the process to fire her due to an "impasse," it said in a statement released on Tuesday. Hawkins, a tenured political science professor, posted on Facebook that she would wear a hijab during the Advent season in support of Muslims. "I stand in religious solidarity with Muslims because they, like me, a Christian, are people of the book,"...
  • India: Anti-Conversion Laws in the World's Largest Democracy

    01/05/2016 1:12:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/05/2016 | Eric Metaxas
    When we think of religious persecution, the Middle East comes to mind. But the world's largest democracy? At this time last year, I urged BreakPoint listeners to pay close attention to the state of religious freedom around the world in 2015. I said that this most important of freedoms was in peril at home as well as abroad. Little has changed in the past twelve months. If anything, the state of religious freedom is even more precarious, as events in India amply demonstrate. Normally, when we think about the persecuted Church, what comes to mind are places like the Middle...
  • The Virgin Birth: Where Science Meets Scripture PUTTING JESUS TO THE DNA TEST

    01/04/2016 9:38:32 AM PST · by SweetAkitoRose · 33 replies
    New Oxford Review ^ | December 2015 | Maria Hsia Chang
    A 2013 Harris Poll found that while sixty-eight percent of American adults believe that Jesus is God, or the Son of God, only fifty-seven percent believe in the virgin birth. Disbelief in Jesus being born of a virgin, which is a fundamental tenet of Christianity, in turn implies a belief that the author of the Gospel According to Luke lied when he wrote: The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph…. The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found...
  • Norway Begins Adoption Process for 5 Children Seized From Christian Parents

    01/03/2016 12:11:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/03/2015 | Samuel Smith
    Norwegian child services have begun the adoption process for five children who were seized from a Romanian Pentecostal family in November after concerns were expressed about the parents' Christian faith, the family says. As previously reported by The Christian Post, the five children of Ruth and Marius Bodnariu were seized by the Barnevernet (Norway's child services agency) on Nov. 16 after the principal of the middle school their two oldest daughters attend cited concerns about the children's religious upbringing and how the parents were teaching their kids that God punishes sin. Although the principal only asked the Barnevernet to offer...
  • Debating the Nature of God

    01/03/2016 11:35:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 3, 2016 | Gene Van Son
    The recent flap at Wheaton College, an Evangelical college near Chicago, caused by Dr. Larcyia Hawkins donning a Muslim hijab to stand in religious solidarity with Muslims 'because Christians and Muslims believe in the same God,' touched off a spate of opinion pieces on whether or not Hawkins is correct. Some supported her contention and some did not. Reader comments after most of these essays were split as well, but the majority clearly supported the 'no we don't worship the same God' position. The opinions offered in the 'no we don't' essays, are based on the theology that Christians worship...
  • OBAMA RETURNS FROM HAWAII SAYING HE'S 'FIRED UP' FOR 2016

    01/03/2016 4:37:51 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    AP ^ | 1/3/16 | Kevin Freking
    ... Obama is returning to the rancor of the nation's capital after two weeks of fun and sun in his native Hawaii, saying he's "fired up" for his final year in office and ready to tackle unfinished business. At the top of Obama's priority list is executive action that is expected to expand when background checks are required for gun purchases. ...State of the Union address, scheduled for Jan. 12. The address to Congress is a high-profile opportunity for the president to try to reassure the public about his national security stewardship...
  • Honoring and Celebrating Those Who Stand for the Truth in Love

    01/02/2016 1:13:09 PM PST · by American Faith Today
    American Faith Today ^ | January 2, 2016 | American Faith Today
    Well, I've decided overall we're going to make it a mostly positive weekend. Reading some stories today and still feeling good about yesterday's show and the topic of it, today's show is mostly going to be a positive one. I have to rant a little. Or at least hopefully point out the ridiculously flawed thinking in the writer of a piece for Elle. But mostly, it's going to be a pro life show. It's going to focus on women who were faced with the "easy choice" being to abort their child. Instead they made the tough choice and chose to...
  • Dear Media: Stop Trying To Teach Christians Theology

    01/01/2016 5:11:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 01/01/2015 | G. Shane Morris
    Every journalist in America has been secretly attending seminary, and now understands Christianity better than most Christians do. This is the only conclusion I can draw after months of theology lectures from reporters whose most recent encounter with religious terminology was Hozier's "Take Me to Church." To those of us for whom church isn't a metaphor for sex, it's been a frustrating few months. First, the chattering class endlessly assured Christian bakers, restaurant-owners, photographers, and florists that Jesus would be totally down with making same-sex nuptials fabulous (and presumably, with paying the $135,000 fine for those who felt differently)....
  • Bible Prophecy Becoming Bible Fact Every Day- A Few Examples in Pictures

    01/01/2016 7:31:23 AM PST · by ghosthost · 21 replies
    Google Images ^ | 1-1-16 | vanity
    I remember reading obscure things concerning biblical prophecy when I was a child. I couldn't quite wrap my mind around them. But these days, the Bible seems more like a newspaper than a book of prophecy. Look over these photos/verses and please add your own!
  • AP-NORC Poll: Christian-Muslim split on religious freedom

    12/31/2015 1:03:55 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 30, 2015 11:58 AM EST | Rachel Zoll and Emily Swanson
    Americans place a higher priority on preserving the religious freedom of Christians than for other faith groups, ranking Muslims as the least deserving of the protections, according to a new survey. Solid majorities said it was extremely or very important for the U.S. to uphold religious freedom in general. However, the percentages varied dramatically when respondents were asked about specific faith traditions, according to a poll by The Associated Press and the NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Eighty-two percent said religious liberty protections were important for Christians, compared with 61 percent who said the same for Muslims. About seven...
  • As Cruz Meets With Evangelical Pastors, Trump Questions Cuba's Christianity

    12/30/2015 10:11:56 AM PST · by Isara · 69 replies
    Townhall ^ | Dec 30, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) spent two days with almost 300 pastors at a West Texas ranch Monday. He already has the endorsement of leading evangelicals like Bob Vander Plaats and Focus on the Family founder James Dobson thanks largely to his pro-life credentials and anti-gay marriage efforts. Yet, not everyone is convinced that Cruz's spirituality is sincere. Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump seemed to take an indirect swipe at the senator's Christian credentials during a campaign event on Tuesday: "Just remember this - you gotta remember, in all fairness, to the best of my knowledge, not too many evangelicals come out...
  • Christianity Implodes in Europe; Explodes in Africa

    12/29/2015 3:52:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/29/2015 | by THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.
    Christianity is experiencing an unprecedented boom on the African continent and now accounts for more than half of Africa’s total population, while Christian affiliation and practice continue to ebb in Europe, signaling a major demographic shift in global Christianity. An article in the Christmas issue of the Economist lays out the sobering statistics of European Christianity, while holding up the remarkable growth of the Christian faith among Africans.Christianity is experiencing more rapid growth in Africa than anywhere else on the planet, including Asia and Latin America. In 1910 less than 10% of Africans identified as Christians, whereas today 55%...
  • Democrats think Christians bigger threat than Muslims [Psalms 93]

    12/29/2015 1:12:35 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 60 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 12/28/2015 | Bob Unruh
    A new poll reveals that 45 percent of the Democrats who responded believe that Christians are a greater threat to America than Muslims. No shock that 72 percent of atheists agree. But the surprise is that 18 percent of those who consider themselves ”very conservative” agree. As do 29 percent of Protestants. And 23 percent of Catholics. Interestingly, the sample of Muslims was very small, but 100 percent said it is Muslims who are the greater danger. The results are from a new WND/Clout poll by Clout Research, a national opinion research firm in Columbus, Ohio. The telephone survey of...
  • Costly beliefs: State squeezes last penny from bakers who defied lesbian-wedding cake order

    12/29/2015 10:43:05 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 51 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | December 29, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    Melissa Klein was checking her bank accounts just a few weeks before Christmas when her face turned ashen. The money was gone - every single penny. Oregon's Bureau of Labor and Industries had confiscated all the cash in Mrs. Klein's checking account and savings account as well as a special account set aside for their church tithe. (snip) "It was like my breath was taken away," Mrs. Klein told me in a telephone conversation. "I panicked. Everything was gone." And, as I said before, Commissioner Avakian even seized money set aside for You Know Who. "We had three accounts," she...
  • The Religious Right Is Right to Be Scared: Christianity Is Dying in America (Barf alert)

    12/27/2015 9:00:02 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 75 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 26 Dec 15 | Jay Michaelson - LGBT Activist
    <p>Among the Christian Right, and most Republican presidential candidates, it’s now an article of faith that the United States is persecuting Christians and Christian-owned businesses—that religion itself is under attack.</p> <p>Why has this bizarre myth that Christianity is under assault in the most religious developed country on Earth been so successful? Because, in a way, it’s true. American Christianity is in decline—not because of a “war on faith” but because of a host of demographic and social trends. The gays and liberals are just scapegoats.</p>
  • The birth of Jesus as recorded in Luke 2:1-20

    12/25/2015 8:19:43 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/25/15 | Luke
    In this time of worry about the future of our nation let us pause to remember the gift God gave us on the first Christmas morning. Here is the story of Christ’s birth as told to us by St. Luke 2: 1-20) 1 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be enrolled. 2 This was the first enrollment, when Quirin’i-us was governor of Syria. 3 And all went to be enrolled, each to his own city. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to...
  • Jesus Claus and Santa Christ

    12/22/2015 2:07:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 22, 2015 | Ryan Bomberger
    It's that time of year for us to realize how far societies tend to veer from the true essence of things. We live in a desperately superficial culture that is too often satisfied with veneers. If it's shiny, new and untouched by real life, it strangely gives us the false assurance that it will last forever. Anyone can package up junk, put a nice shimmery bow on it and pass it off as the got-to-have-it-or-you'll-die item of the season. Even when what's inside is genuine and something we truly need, too many are content with the outer misleading packaging. We've...
  • Wheaton College Prof Wears Hijab for Advent to Show Solidarity With Muslims [Islam's Useful Idiots]

    12/21/2015 2:24:54 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 19 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/11/2015 | Samuel Smith
    A Wheaton College professor announced on Facebook Thursday night that she will be wearing a hijab (Muslim head scarf) throughout her celebration of the Advent as a way of showing solidarity with Muslims. Larycia Hawkins, a political science professor at the Wheaton, Illinois, evangelical higher education institution, explained on her Facebook page that she will be wearing a hijab to work, class, and church. She also vows to wear the hijab during her trip to Chicago and even when she goes on an airplane to return to her hometown for Christmas. "I don't love my Muslim neighbor because s/he is...
  • A Season of Not So Silent Nights

    12/21/2015 5:49:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2015 | Terry Paulson
    During this Christmas season, with Christians and innocents under attack around the world, far too many believers are far too silent. There is an oft repeated saying, "Pray as if everything depends upon God. Act as if everything depends on you." God uses believers to work His will. In the long view, Christians trust God's grace for eternal salvation. At peace with that blessed assurance, there's no question that Christ calls His followers to fervent prayer. In response to calls for prayer following the Paris terrorist attacks, one progressive secular humanist called such an anemic response "spiritual masturbation" to a...
  • Sunday reflection: Luke 1:39-45

    12/20/2015 1:30:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 20, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    "Sunday Reflection" is a regular feature, looking at the specific readings used in today's Mass in Catholic parishes around the world. The reflection represents only my own point of view, intended to help prepare myself for the Lord's day and perhaps spark a meaningful discussion. Previous Sunday Reflections from the main page can be found here. For previous Green Room entries, click here.This morning's Gospel reading is Luke 1:39-45: Mary set out and traveled to the hill country in haste to a town of Judah, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting,...
  • Orthodox Rabbis Issue Groundbreaking Declaration Affirming ‘Partnership’ With Christianity

    12/20/2015 11:45:00 AM PST · by amorphous · 110 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Dec 2015 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    A group of prominent Orthodox rabbis in Israel, the United States and Europe have issued a historic public statement affirming that Christianity is "the willed divine outcome and gift to the nations" and urging Jews and Christians to "work together as partners to address the moral challenges of our era." "Jesus brought a double goodness to the world," the statement reads. "On the one hand he strengthened the Torah of Moses majestically" and on the other hand "he removed idols from the nations," instilling them "firmly with moral traits."
  • How the Deception of Tolerance and 'Chrislam' Is Destroying America

    12/20/2015 9:23:38 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 25 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 12/18/15 | Jessilyn Justice
    Quite literally, the Islamic term "Allah" translates as "god," but Allah and the Christian God are not the same deity. Wheaton College suspended professor Larycia Hawkins for making the bold claims, but the action brought the discussions of "Chrislam" to the forefront of American religious dialogue. "To affirm this truth (of the true Christian God) is not to argue that non-Christians, our Muslim neighbors included, know nothing true about God or to deny that the three major monotheistic religions — Judaism, Christianity and Islam — share some major theological beliefs," writes Albert Mohler, the president of the Southern Baptist Theological...
  • Islam is the 'fastest growing religion' and will 'overtake Christianity by the end of the century'

    12/20/2015 7:35:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    UK MIrror ^ | 12/20/2015 | BY RUTH HALKON
    Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world and is expected to outstrip Christianity by the end of the century. The number of Muslims will grow more than twice as fast as the world's population from now until 2050, the Pew Research Center has said. While the world's population is projected to grow 35 per cent before the middle of the century, the number of Muslims is expected to increase by 73 per cent -- from 1.6 billion in 2010 to 2.8 billion In 2010, Muslims made up 23.2 per cent of the global population. Four decades later, they...
  • La Loi de l’Impossibilité Méritée (French Political Leader Fined for Espousing Christianity)

    12/19/2015 5:56:53 AM PST · by C19fan · 3 replies
    American Conservative ^ | December 18, 2015 | Rod Dreher
    A French reader points out that the Law of Merited Impossibility (“It won’t happen, and when it does, you bigots will deserve it”) has come to France. From my translation of a story just published in Le Monde: The former president of the Christian Democratic Party, Christine Boutin, was sentenced Friday, December 18, to pay a 5,000-euro fine for “public incitement to hatred or violence” against homosexuals for having said that “homosexuality is an abomination.”
  • Prince Charles Warns Christianity May Be Erased From the Land of its Birth Within 5 Years

    12/18/2015 9:53:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/18/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Britain's Prince Charles has warned that Christianity might be entirely erased from the land of its birth in the Middle East within five years. "Their suffering is symptomatic of a very real crisis which threatens the very existence of Christianity in the land of its birth," Charles said at the Archbishop House in central London, reported the Express on Thursday. "In fact according to Aid to the Church in Need, which is a truly remarkable organization, Christianity is on course to disappear from Iraq within five years unless emergency help is provided on a greatly increased scale at an international...
  • CNN Sashays With Satanists

    12/18/2015 5:08:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 18, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    Editor's note: This column was co-authored by Tim Graham. When Ted Turner was running CNN back in 1991, he banned the use of the word "foreign" on air. In a memo to employees, he made a threat to fine employees with a forced donation to UNICEF. To avoid offense, they were told they should use the word "international" instead because it "promotes a sense of unity." Today, this is Jeff Zucker's CNN, and unity be damned. Offending the audience is part of the ratings gambit. On Dec. 13, as many Christians celebrated the third Sunday of Advent and rejoiced over...