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  • School Bans Jesus, Bible From Child's Assignment

    05/23/2015 4:46:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    Mackenzie Fraiser is 12-years-old. She’s a sixth grader at Somerset Academy, a charter school in North Las Vegas, Nevada. Mackenzie is also a Christian. In February, she was instructed by her technology teacher to create a PowerPoint demonstration about her life. One of the requirements was to include a slide with an inspirational message. So Mackenzie decided to use a Bible verse – specifically John 3:16. That familiar passage reads: “For God so loved the world that He gave his only Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” But the teacher had a problem...
  • Mr. President, Giving Spiritual Counsel To Ministers Is Above Your Pay Grade

    05/22/2015 12:10:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/22/2015 | Michael Brown
    Mr. President, With due respect for your office and the tremendous responsibilities you face, I must take strong exception to comments you made at a recent Evangelical-Catholic leadership summit. Those comments were unhelpful, inaccurate, unbiblical, and, sad to say, hypocritical. During a panel discussion, you urged these leaders to spend less time on “divisive” issues like abortion and redefining marriage, putting more emphasis instead on dealing with poverty. Speaking as a professing Christian, you said, “When it comes to what are you really going to the mat for, what’s the defining issue, when you’re talking in your congregations, what’s the...
  • Issachar Training mobilizes 'God's people of faith' for 2016 election

    05/21/2015 3:36:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Christian Examiner ^ | May 21, 2014. | Karen L. Willoughby
    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (Christian Examiner) – Texas Senator Ted Cruz believes in "God's people of faith," the 2016 presidential contender wrote in a recent letter to pastors across the nation. The letter was an invitation for recipients to participate in Issachar Training today and tomorrow -- May 21-22 -- in Oklahoma City. The unique training, offered in various cities throughout the year, provides information and motivation for at least 1,000 pastors across the nation in 2016 to run for an elective office at the local, state or national level. The event takes its name from I Chronicles 12:32: "Men who...
  • Cruz Throws Back Gay Question To Reporter: "Do You Have A Personal Animosity Against Christians?"

    05/21/2015 10:32:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 125 replies
    Presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz made a campaign stop in Beaumont, TX on Tuesday, May 19. He was asked repeatedly by Kevin Steele from KMBT-TV about the issue of gay marriage, to which Cruz responds by turning the tables. (via Joe Walsh) SEN. TED CRUZ: Let me ask a question: Is there something about the left, and I am going to put the media in this category, that is obsessed with sex? Why is it the only question you want to ask concerns homosexuals? Okay, you can ask those questions over and over and over again. I recognize that you're...
  • NY lawmakers ask Gov. Cuomo to ban nonessential travel to Louisiana after Jindal executive order

    05/21/2015 8:11:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/21/2015 | Eric Bradner
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal issued new protections for businesses that refuse to serve same-sex marriages, embracing the "religious freedom" cause dear to conservative Christians even though it's stung other Republican politicians. Jindal, a prospect for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, issued an executive order on Tuesday after saying he was disappointed that a Statehouse committee had earlier in the day voted down a bill that would have accomplished the same goal. That panel's concern: that Louisiana would look much like Indiana, where concerns that a new "religious freedom" law would lead to discrimination against gays and lesbians triggered such a...
  • Donald Trump Has a Major Pledge for Christians Across the Globe if He Becomes President

    05/20/2015 4:45:48 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 21 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May. 20, 2015 1:42pm | Billy Hallowell
    Business mogul Donald Trump made a notable pledge to Bible-believers across the globe over the weekend, vowing that if he runs for president and wins, he will be the “greatest representative of the Christians they’ve had in a long time.” Includes a 1 minute, 26 second video.
  • Recollections and Insights of an Iraqi Christian

    05/19/2015 1:35:08 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 19, 2015 | LUMA SIMMS
    I was born in Baghdad, but all my ancestors before me, including my parents, where born in Mosul and neighboring cities in Northern Iraq. Even now when I speak Arabic it is still with a Moslouy dialect. For many years, no matter where I was living or what I was doing, the answer to “Where are you from?” was one of identity: “Ana Maslouy.” I am a Mosulian. And I am, all the way down, in spite of my thoroughly Americanized personality—such is the deep and dual identity of immigrants.Born to a Chaldean Catholic mother and a Syriac Orthodox...
  • Hope for the Church: Making Disciples Out of Cultural Catholics

    05/19/2015 2:03:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    Aleteia ^ | May 19, 2015 | REV THOMAS BERG
    Catholics, as a segment of U.S. population, shrank by 3.1% from 2007 to 2014, and are now outnumbered as a portion of American population by the “nones”, the religiously unaffiliated. That was the headline-grabbing revelation last week from the Pew Research Center.  That trend fits within the overall decline in affiliation with Christian denominations, notwithstanding population growth in the U.S. in the same time period. So there it was in black in white:  approximately 51 million adult Catholics in the United States as of 2014 versus approximately 56 million religiously “unaffiliated” adults. That should come as no surprise to any Catholic...
  • Pastor, More than 70 Christians Killed in Plateau State, Nigeria

    05/19/2015 3:18:55 PM PDT · by detective · 7 replies
    Right Side News ^ | May 14, 2015
    Gunmen killed a church pastor and more than 70 other Christians in Plateau state in the past month, sources said. Setting fire to church buildings and houses in attacks that continued this week, Fulani Muslim herdsmen on May 2 killed the Rev. Luka Gwom of the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) in the town of Foron, Barkin Ladi Local Government Area (LGA).
  • Starnes: Radical Group Wants Christian General Court-Martialed for Speaking About God

    05/19/2015 4:47:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 18, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    The Military Religious Freedom Foundation wants a two-star general court-martialed because he spoke about his relationship with God.Major General Craig Olson was a speaker last week at a National Day of Prayer gathering. He described himself in that speech as a "redeemed believer in Christ."Mikey Weinstein called the general's remarks a "brutal disgrace." Mr. Weinstein is the president of the MRFF. He fired off a nasty letter to the Secretary of Defense calling for the Air Force general to be severely punished. He alleged that airmen were "utterly disgusted and shocked by the brazenly illicit and wholly unconstitutional, fundamentalist Christian...
  • You'll be forced to pick a side

    05/18/2015 9:21:57 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 47 replies
    Intellectual Takeout ^ | 5-15-15 | Devin Foley
    Anti-religious (typically, anti-Christian) attitudes as are now spreading like wildfire through social media. Similar sentiments played out horrifically in the French Revolution, the Marxist purges in Eastern Europe and China, the Cristero War in Mexico, the killing fields of Cambodia, and the ongoing slaughter of Christians in the Middle East and Africa. Is it unreasonable to wonder if and how the virulent, anti-Christian attitudes of today will be unleashed in America? The question hit home for me yesterday at the annual Minnesota Prayer Breakfast when Governor Dayton opened his remarks by stating: “You know the theme of today’s prayer breakfast:...
  • The True Church and the Bible

    05/16/2015 4:53:17 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 223 replies
    TRUE CHURCH and BIBLE Catholic Church History Facts When did the Church established by Jesus Christ get the name Catholic? Christ left the adoption of a name for His Church to those whom he commissioned to teach all nations. Christ called the spiritual society He established, "My Church" (Mt. xvi, 18), "the Church" (Mt. xviii, 17). In order to have a distinction between the Church and the Synagogue and to have a distinguishing name from those embracing Judaic and Gnostic errors we find St. Ignatius (50-107 AD) using the Greek word "Katholicos" (universal) to describe the universality of the Church...
  • Long-time Texas conservative activist endorses Cruz for president

    05/16/2015 3:44:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | May 16, 2015 | Katie Zezima
    Paul Pressler, a former Texas appeals court judge who has long been a supporter of conservative causes and active in Texas politics, announced Saturday that he is endorsing Sen. Ted Cruz (R) for president. Pressler, who in 2012 hosted a large group of evangelical leaders who voted to coalesce their support behind Rick Santorum’s presidential campaign as a challenge to frontrunner Mitt Romney, said he announced his endorsement of Cruz at a meeting of conservatives in Washington Saturday. “I feel that Ted Cruz is electable and he stands by his convictions in an articulate manner,” Pressler said in an interview...
  • Spencer, PJM: Some Christians Object to Our Muhammad Cartoon Contest(Short Title)

    05/15/2015 1:24:05 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    http://jihadwatch.org ^ | May 15,2015 | Robert Spencer
    At PJM today I discuss the widespread reaction to our free speech event in Texas — yes, you can do it, but you shouldn’t. Franklin Graham articulated what many Christians (and others) are thinking about the now-notorious Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest that Pamela Geller and I organized in Garland, Texas, and that was attacked by jihadis.
  • Walker gets ready for his religious-right audition

    A couple of months ago, the New York Times reported on the religious-right movement’s restlessness ahead of the 2016 presidential campaign. Christian right leaders realize much of the Republican establishment is rallying behind Jeb Bush, but they believe “values voters” will still have a key role in the nominating process and the movement wants a standard bearer of their own. None of this came as a surprise. Indeed, we’ve seen social conservatives try these organizational efforts before, usually to little effect. What was surprising, however, was the religious right’s shortlist: “In secret straw polls and exclusive meetings from Iowa to...
  • Dear Church: An open letter from one of those millennials you can’t figure out

    05/14/2015 1:45:17 PM PDT · by EBH · 34 replies
    Ponder Anew ^ | May 13, 2015 | Jonathan
    A lot’s been made over the millennial generation and their religious life. Why they go to church. Why they don’t go to church. What they want. What they hate. I’m going to do something different here. I’m not going to cite Barna. I’m not going to quote Rachel Held Evans. I’m not going to link to any articles or blog posts. I’m just going to tell you what’s true for me, and what I’ve seen to be true of others like me. I am one of those rascally millennials, by the way. One of those enigmatic, paradoxical, media-dependent, coffee-drinking young...
  • Christian Singer Amy Grant Defends Partnership With Pro-Abortion Gates Foundation After Criticism

    05/14/2015 3:04:55 PM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Steven Ertelt | May 7, 2015
    Popular Christian singer Amy Grant is defending her partnership with Melinda Gates of the pro-abortion Gates Foundation after LifeNews.com exposed the partnership and the foundation’s massive financial support for the abortion industry. Amy Grant is pro-life on the issue of abortion, but she recently announced she is teaming up with one the head of the most pro-abortion foundations that shuttled millions towards abortions and abortion businesses. In an opinion column on Fox News’ web site, Grant announced she is partnering with Melinda Gates of the Gates Foundation to push birth control and contraception in impoverished nations. Grant said she hosted...
  • Jeb Bush’s Eloquent Defense of Christianity

    05/13/2015 10:27:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 12 | Kathleen Parker
    It is nearly axiomatic that presidential contests tend to shine a harsh light on conservative Christians — inasmuch as they are viewed as the Republican Party’s base and are, therefore, deemed fair game. Of course, religious folks come in a variety of stripes, checks and polka dots. Many are Democrats. But it is the members of the Christian right — evangelicals and Catholics, especially — who are treated every four years to the sneers of lefties, academics, proud atheists (allow me to quote myself: “There’s no dogma like no dogma”) and certain but not all media. Roger Ailes’s Fox News...
  • America is Still a Christian Nation, But the Past Seven Years Has Seen Significant Drop

    05/13/2015 5:59:54 AM PDT · by NYer · 40 replies
    Aleteia ^ | May 13, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    New Evangelization, where art thou? The Pew Research Center reports that the number of Americans who identify as Christian has fallen sharply, to the tune of nearly eight percentage points in only seven years.  The survey, carried out in 2014, was the second "Religious Landscape Study" Pew conducted since 2007. Based on the 35,000 people the institute interviewed, the American populace is 21% Catholic. It was 23.9% seven years ago.  While the percentage of Americans who identify as Christian dropped from 78.4% in 2007 to 70.6% in 2014, non-Christian religions are growing. Islam showed the greatest gains, growing half a percentage point...
  • 'Catastrophe' at hand for Iraqi Christians, nun tells Congress

    05/13/2015 2:11:19 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | May 13, 2015 | Diogenes
    Christians in Iraq are “on the edge of a terrible catastrophe,” an Iraqi nun said in May 13 testimony before the foreign-affairs committee of the US House of Representatives. Sister Diana Momeka, a Dominican sister who was forced to flee from Mosul, testified in Washington pleaded for help for Iraqi Christians, saying that persecution by the Islamic State has been more brutal than any suffering endured by the country’s Christians in over 1300 years. She also testified that the help furnished by Iraqi government officials for Christian refugees has been “at best modest and slow.” The Dominican sister told...
  • I’m a florist, but I refused to do flowers for my gay friend’s wedding

    05/12/2015 1:05:51 PM PDT · by NRx · 31 replies
    WaPo ^ | 05-12-2015 | Barronelle Stutzman
    I’ve been a florist in Richmond, Wash., for more than 30 years. In that time, I’ve developed close relationships with many of my clients. One of my favorites was Rob Ingersoll. Ingersoll came in often and we’d talk. Like me, he had an artistic eye. I’d try to create really special arrangements for him. I knew he was gay, but it didn’t matter — I enjoyed his company and his creativity. Then he asked me to create the floral arrangements for his wedding. I love Rob, and I’d always been happy to design for his special days. But there’s something...
  • USA Today poll: Percentage of Americans calling themselves Christian plummets . . .

    05/12/2015 2:48:01 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/12/15 | Dan Calabrese
    . . . but there is less here than meets the eye. At first, the numbers seem alarming, and there is an alarming element to it. Since the last time such a poll was taken in 2008, the percentage of Americans identifying as Christians has dropped from 78 percent to 70 percent. Yes, 70 percent is still an overwhelming majority, but an 8 percent drop in just seven years is pretty big. So how does one account for those one-time devoted followers of Jesus Christ suddenly abandoning the Kingdom of God? One doesn’t, because that’s not what’s really happened here....
  • Christians 'Declining Sharply' in America; Unaffiliated Rising, Now Hold Greater Population Share

    05/12/2015 11:57:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/12/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    An extensive study by the Pew Research Center has revealed that Christians are declining sharply in America in terms of population share, while the religiously unaffiliated are rising, and now make up a larger share than American Catholics. The rise of religious intermarriages was one trend linked to the growth of the unaffiliated. The report, which was released on Tuesday, stated: "The drop in the Christian share of the population has been driven mainly by declines among mainline Protestants and Catholics. Each of those large religious traditions has shrunk by approximately 3 percentage points since 2007. The evangelical Protestant share...
  • ‘Put God first!’: Denzel Washington’s inspiring commencement address puts Michelle O’s to shame

    05/11/2015 4:21:54 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 65 replies
    Bizpacreview ^ | 05/11/2015 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Dillard University‘s 218 members of the Class of 2015 received a special treat in addition to their diplomas — Academy and Tony Award-winning actor Denzel Washington to deliver the keynote commencement address. And in contrast to the whiney, racial and excuse-driven address delivered by first lady Michelle Obama at another historically black university, Washington’s was filled of hope, humor, inspiration and love of his creator. “No. 1,” he resolutely told the graduates of the New Orleans university, “Put. God. First!”
  • Honor to the Martyrs! A Declaration of Gratitude to the Martyrs of Our Day

    05/11/2015 6:54:11 AM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-10-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Honor to the Martyrs! A Declaration of Gratitude to the Martyrs of Our Day By: Msgr. Charles PopeIn the Divine Office last week we read a remarkable passage on the persecution of the Church. It seems proper to consider a portion of it in times like these; more on that in a moment.Of course in writing of persecution and martyrdom, I write as an American who, though experiencing a lot more scorn these days, does not have to endure grave threat for being a Catholic. But as I consider Catholics and Christians in places like Iraq, Egypt, Syria, Nigeria, the...
  • Ted Cruz's Father Suggests He'll Die Fighting Same-Sex Marriage, Which Will 'Destroy America': VIDEO

    05/08/2015 11:43:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Towleroad ^ | May 8, 2015 | John Wright
    Ted Cruz's whacko father is at it again. Rafael Cruz, a preacher from Lewisville, Texas, addressed a Republican group in Alvin, Texas, the day after the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on same-sex marriage last week, according to Right Wing Watch: While boasting that his son, Ted Cruz, has introduced two measures in the U.S. Senate to block a Supreme Court marriage equality ruling, Cruz told the audience that “we are going to have to stand firm on the agenda to destroy America.” “I lost my freedom once, I’m not willing to lose it again. I will die fighting...
  • Dear Bill O'Reilly: Jesus Insulted Religion A Lot More Than Pamela Geller Has

    05/08/2015 10:51:53 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 50 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 8,2015 | John Nolte
    It is almost beyond my comprehension that Bill O’Reilly could co-author a book about Jesus Christ and then say this: Reverend [Franklin] Graham reflects the Christian view that you don’t demean other people unnecessarily. Jesus would not have sponsored that [Draw Muhammad] event.
  • Muslim Mob Attacks Church Built To Honor Egyptian Christians Beheaded By ISIS

    05/08/2015 4:08:34 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | May 8,2015 | Pamela Geller
    As the American hegemony continues to recede across the world, the status of non-Muslims in Muslim countries continues to deteriorate. And the West continues to struggle to suppress speech and criticism of the most brutal and extreme ideology on the face of the earth.
  • O'Reilly: "Bogus" To Invoke Free Speech In Mohammed Art Contest Debate

    05/08/2015 3:37:23 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 115 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 8,2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Fox News Channel host Bill O’Reilly argued it is “bogus” to invoke freedom of speech in the debate over the Mohammed Art Exhibit and Contest on Thursday.
  • Communist China Drastically Steps Up Persecution of Christians

    05/06/2015 10:59:58 AM PDT · by detective · 16 replies
    The New American ^ | April 5, 2015 | Alex Newman
    As the Western establishment works to bolster the communist regime ruling mainland China, Beijing has been intensifying its brutal campaign of persecution against Christians and other believers as part of a broader war on dissent. In fact, according to a recently released report by Christian human-rights organization China Aid, the dictatorship’s crackdown on believers of numerous faiths last year reached levels unseen in at least a decade, surging by more than 10,000 percent in one category over 2013. Analysts are warning that the worst may be yet to come as the Communist Party of China seeks to smash any and...
  • Why Do Christians Worship on Sunday and Not Saturday?

    05/04/2015 6:23:01 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 101 replies
    The Aquilla Report ^ | May 3, 2015 | Andy Webb
    Why do Christian churches meet and worship on Sunday? After all, doesn’t the fourth commandment clearly say “the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD your God?” So is Sunday worship just a Christian tradition? Did we not want to get mistaken for Jews? Or perhaps there was a church council that met to decide the day should be moved? Well no, none of those is the reason that Sunday became the day upon which Christians worship. Sunday worship was not fixed by a church council and as William Perkins points out, “The church, has no power to ordain a Sabbath.” The only...
  • How Prison Rape is Being Used Against Christians

    05/04/2015 10:18:30 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 11 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 5/4/15 | Steve Berman
    Even inmates will be made to care about the liberal Gaystapo-obsessed quest to quash Christians. In 2003, both houses of Congress passed the Prison Rape Elimination Act by unanimous consent, and President Bush signed it into law.  Unfortunately, implementation of the law was left to future administrations, and if you give a mile of authority to the Jacobins in the Obama administration, they take a marathon. After years of ruminating over how to prevent violent inmates from playing “don’t drop the soap,” the government published its final PREA standards in June 2012.  Now states have to comply with these regulations or face...
  • With Malice Toward Nun: The State Department won't let an Iraqi Nun Tell About Christian Persecution

    04/30/2015 8:25:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/30/2015 | Nina Shea
    Sister Diana wants to tell Americans about ISIS persecution of Christians in Iraq, but the State Department won’t let her in. Why is the United States barring a persecuted Iraqi Catholic nun — an internationally respected and leading representative of the Nineveh Christians who have been killed and deported by ISIS — from coming to Washington to testify about this catastrophe? Earlier this week, we learned that every member of an Iraqi delegation of minority groups, including representatives of the Yazidi and Turkmen Shia religious communities, has been granted visas to come for official meetings in Washington — save one....
  • Until there came to them clear evidence (NEW ISIS VIDEO)

    04/29/2015 1:06:58 PM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 5 replies
    ISIS ^ | 04/29/15 | ISIS
    Until there came to them clear evidence
  • Christian Print Shop Owners Have Constitutional Right Not to Print Gay Pride T-Shirts, KY Court

    04/29/2015 7:51:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/29/2015 | Samuel Smith
    A Christian print shop owner who refused to print pro-LGBT T-shirts in 2012 has the constitutional right not to print messages that conflict with his Christian beliefs, a Kentucky court ruled on Monday. After Blaine Adamson, the managing owner of a Lexington print shop called Hands on Originals, refused to print T-shirts for Lexington's 2012 gay pride festival, he was found to be guilty of discrimination by the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission last year, even though doing so would have violated his religious conviction. Additionally, the print shop was ordered to serve future requests from LGBT activists. The...
  • Christians are leaving the faith in droves and the trend isn't slowing down

    04/28/2015 2:22:57 PM PDT · by detective · 98 replies
    Yahoo ^ | April 28, 2015 | Matthew Speiser
    An extensive study done by the Pew Research Center has yielded some fascinating information regarding the trajectory of world religions over the next four decades. As of 2010, Christianity was the dominant world religion with roughly 2.2 billion adherents and Muslim's were second with about 1.6 billion adherents. If current demographic trends continue however, Islam is expected to catch up to Christianity midway through the 21st century
  • LGBT Moral Equivalence: Making a Pizza = Beheading

    04/27/2015 5:53:58 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 6 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 4/27/15 | Steve Berman
    LGBT activists view Saudi Arabia’s beheadings as equal to the smallest microaggression by American Christians, while ruining someone’s life for their political views or their blog posts is perfectly acceptable (as long as it’s done to those who disagree).  They see moral equivalence for the smallest slight or limitation of their lifestyle versus instigating your complete financial and personal ruin. Don’t believe it?  Here’s objective proof. Let’s compare three cultures and how tolerant each one is regarding LGBT rights:  Saudi Arabia, American Christians, and LGBT activists. Saudi Arabia.Gays are banned from even attending school, never mind teaching at one.  It’s pretty...
  • Ted Cruz: Democrats home to 'liberal fascism'

    04/26/2015 11:37:46 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 40 replies
    WISN.com ^ | 2015-04-26 | Ashley Killough
    WAUKEE, Iowa (CNN) —Sen. Ted Cruz argued Saturday that Democrats have become so extreme and "intolerant" of religious views that "there is no room for Christians in today's Democratic Party." "There is a liberal fascism that is dedicated to going after believing Christians who follow the biblical teaching on marriage," the Texas Republican said in his speech before a Christian conservative audience in Waukee, Iowa.Cruz joined eight other presidential candidates and potential contenders on stage at the Iowa Faith and Freedom summit, where speakers railed against what they see as threats to religious liberty. For his part, Cruz alluded to...
  • The central delusion of the Christian right: Americans aren’t really churchgoers after all

    04/26/2015 11:56:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Salon ^ | April 26, 2015 | Amanda Marcotte
    New research reveals we're not the nation of Bible thumpers Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee like to tell themselves. The 2016 presidential campaign has really and truly started now, and already the religious pandering is getting silly. Despite wanting voters to think of him as a “libertarian” Rand Paul was recently bleating about how this country needs a religious revival, specifically “another Great Awakening.” Ted Cruz made a big fancy speech at Liberty University where he highlighted his defense of state promotion of religion, which he erroneously called “religious freedom,” even though having the state push faith on you is...
  • Bakers must pay $135,000 for refusing to make cake for gay wedding

    04/25/2015 4:35:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 104 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 25, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    The owners of an Oregon bakery learned Friday that there is a severe price to pay for following their Christian faith. A judge for the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) recommended a lesbian couple should receive $135,000 in damages for their emotional suffering after Sweet Cakes by Melissa refused to make them a wedding cake. As a result - Aaron and Melissa Klein could lose everything they own — including their home. The Oregonian reports the recommended penalty is not final and could be raised or lowered by State Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian. The controversy started in 2013...
  • Priorities: Nets Cover First Dog Bo 28 Times More Than Armenian Genocide

    04/24/2015 7:06:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | April 24, 2015 | Dan Gainor
    Many historians call the Armenian Holocaust the first holocaust of the 20th Century, a dress rehearsal for the Nazi nightmare that followed. This April 24 marks the 100th anniversary of the death of roughly 1.5 million Armenian Christians at the hands of Turkish Muslims. That mass slaughter has gone virtually unreported by the broadcast networks. It was a genocide so awful that candidate Barack Obama promised in 2008 he would acknowledge it as such. “As president, I will recognize the Armenian genocide,” he vowed. Obama has violated that promise every year since. This will be the seventh anniversary that Obama...
  • R.C. Sproul released from hospital

    04/23/2015 4:26:23 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 13 replies
    Ligonier Ministries FB Post | 4/23/2015
    Good news: Dr. Sproul is home from the hospital. As many of you know, he suffered a stroke, which required an extended hospital stay. We give thanks to God that there has been no paralysis and he remains his same jovial self. But there are some remaining effects of the stroke that affect his speech and strength. Further, he's been diagnosed with a diabetic condition that will be addressed through diet and regular medical attention. He is fatigued and in coming days will be concentrating on regaining his strength as well as his speech therapy. Again, Dr. Sproul expresses his...
  • Jay Feely: Tim Tebow Is The ‘Worst Quarterback’ Ever, But Do The NFL Stats Agree?

    04/23/2015 9:19:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 229 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 04/23/2015
    According to Jay Feely, Tim Tebow is a great man and a great competitor, but Feely still believes Tebow is the “worst quarterback” ever. But do Tebow’s stats agree with that assessment? In a related report by the Inquisitr, in the past some have claimed that Tebow was “blackballed” from the NFL due to Christian beliefs, not NFL stats. At the same time, Joe Theismann insists Tim “can’t throw the football” and referee Jim Daopoulus once used Tebow as an example of the uncatchable rule. Rush Limbaugh might agree that more men like Tebow are needed in the NFL, but...
  • Abandonment of Christian Victims of Genocide Today

    04/23/2015 1:45:25 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/23/15 | Joseph Klein
    President Obama is quick to condemn acts he considers to be demonstrations of Islamophobia. However, he remains on the sidelines while the genocide of Christians goes on unabated during our lifetime The world is witnessing the horrific genocide of Christians, reminiscent of the genocide of Armenian Christians that began this month one hundred years ago. The Vatican has estimated that “more than 100,000 Christians are violently killed because of some relation to their faith every year.” Three Christians a minute are being murdered. As many as 100-150 million Christians are being persecuted. Statistics alone do not tell the whole story...
  • For a Possible Preview of Their Future, Western Christians Should Consider the Mideast

    04/22/2015 3:05:23 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/21/15 | Kathryn Jean Lopez / Raymond Ibrahim
    This weekend ISIS released a new video showing some 30 Ethipioan Christian men being beheaded in Libya for refusing to convert to Islam (or to pay a tax for refusing to do so). This comes two months after 21 Egyptian Coptic Christian men were martyred at the hands of ISIS for the same reason. Christians and other religious minorities are being targeted, and their future in the Middle East is in peril. Raymond Ibrahim, author of Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians (2013) and The Al Qaeda Reader (2007), and Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center...
  • R.C. Sproul Hospitalized

    04/20/2015 7:10:55 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 24 replies
    4/20/2015
    From the Ligonier Ministries Facebook Page: Last Saturday, Dr. Sproul checked himself into the hospital. The doctors suspect he had a mild stroke. He remains in the hospital for further testing and observation. The Sproul family requests your prayers.
  • Nigerian Bishop: Boko Haram Is A "Demonic Cult"

    04/20/2015 12:43:44 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 20, 2015 | Thomas D. Williams, PH.D
    Oliver Dashe Doeme, Bishop of Maiduguri in northeastern Nigeria, minced no words this weekend in speaking of the atrocities of the jihadist group Boko Haram, which he called a “demonic cult.”
  • Dallas paper: Ted Cruz broadening appeal beyond those evangelical fringe groups

    04/20/2015 12:22:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Get Religion ^ | April 20, 2015 | Jim Davis
    Well, at least the Dallas Morning News was kinda nice to Liberty University. In the lede to its story on Ted Cruz in New Hampshire, the newspaper called it a "huge evangelical Christian college." Once upon a time, many mainstream media routinely slapped Liberty with the "F" word: "Fundamentalist." But the paper doesn't prove its claim that Cruz sounded less evangelical, more secular in his New Hampshire visit to sound more presidential. It therefore pushes a related stereotype: that Americans don’t particularly like evangelicals. DMN paints Cruz as a conservative's conservative as well as an evangelical's evangelical. It says the...
  • Time to Stand Against Evil

    04/20/2015 11:03:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 20, 2015 | Terry Paulson
    Last week, people from around the world stood in solidarity with the Jewish people on Yom HaShoah. Holocaust Remembrance Day is a solemn and sacred day of remembrance for the six million Jewish men, women, and children who perished in the Holocaust. Watching the Obama administration feverously try to sell the Iranian Nuclear agreement brings back frightening comparisons to Neville Chamberlain’s overly optimistic defense of Adolph Hitler’s intentions before all hell broke loose in Europe. The Iranian leaders’ open threats of death to Israel and America are portrayed as internal posturing, while the criticism of the deal by Israel and...
  • Obama Admin Calls for ‘Political Resolution’ After ISIS Slaughters More Christians

    04/20/2015 5:33:30 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 2015-04-20 | Charlie Spiering
    The White House reacted last night to the video released by ISIS of the slaughter of more Christians for their faith. Calling the actions “vicious, senseless brutality,” White House National Security Council spokesperson Bernadette Meehan called for a political solution to the chaotic status of Libya. “This atrocity once again underscores the urgent need for a political resolution to the conflict in Libya to empower a unified Libyan rejection of terrorist groups,” she explained in a statement.