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  • Christians Love Ted Cruz. Here Are 5 Reasons Why.

    11/25/2015 4:19:45 PM PST · by Isara · 21 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | November 25, 2015 | James Barrett
    Conservative Christians in America love Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. While other Republican presidential candidates, namely Ben Carson and Mike Huckabee, are also extremely popular with many Christians, particularly evangelicals, Cruz continues to pull in more and more of the conservative Christian vote. For the third year in the row, Cruz won the Values Voter Summit Presidential Straw Poll, "the largest gathering of evangelical voters from across the country." His national poll numbers among Christians continue to climb, and, most importantly, he is increasingly winning the hearts and minds of the conservative Christian leadership. So why do Christians gravitate toward Cruz?...
  • How Should We Then Live?

    11/25/2015 3:03:00 PM PST · by Fai Mao
    YouTube ^ | 1974 | Schaeffer, Francis
    How Should We Then Live
  • Trump to Be Endorsed Monday by Black Pastors

    11/25/2015 3:51:45 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    Newsmax ^ | November 25, 2015 | Todd Beamon
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will be endorsed Monday by a group of 100 African-American pastors and religious leaders after a private meeting at Trump Tower in New York. "I was looking for some subtle hints of racism," Darrell Scott, senior pastor of the New Spirit Revival Center in Cleveland, told the Times. He said he had met Trump personally and was convinced that he was best suited for the White House. "I didn't see it at all." Scott, a registered Democrat who voted for President Barack Obama, helped organize Monday's meeting, the Times reports. He has been helping to...
  • #ChristmasBUYcott Action Center - Faith Driven Consumer

    11/25/2015 11:35:27 AM PST · by doug from upland · 4 replies
    (AT THE SITE ARE THE FAITH-FRIENDLY BUSINESSES) It's time for a #ChristmasBUYcott! As Faith Driven Consumers, we will spend an incredible $30 billion over the holidays. Because major brands depend on our dollars to meet their goals for the year, collectively we have tremendous power and influence. When consumers like you and me agree to shop only with the companies that are more compatible with Faith Driven Consumers, we'll change the way brands treat us. That's why-right now-we're calling for a #ChristmasBUYcott! This is your chance to live out your faith by doing what you already do when it comes...
  • Repugnant Religious Litmus Tests

    11/25/2015 10:25:57 AM PST · by detective · 17 replies
    The New York Times ^ | NOV. 24, 2015 | The Editorial Board
    During the terrorist attack on a hotel in Mali last Friday, there were reports that hostages who could recite the Muslim profession of faith were set free; those who could not were killed. That the Islamic State, Al Qaeda, the Taliban or other fanatical Islamist sects measure the worth of a human life according to his or her religious belief is barbaric. Yet the impulse among American politicians like Jeb Bush and Senator Ted Cruz and Hungary's prime minister, Viktor Orban, to offer refuge only to Christians fleeing war is as appalling.
  • Ted Cruz makes his move

    11/25/2015 9:32:37 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | November 25, 2015 | Professor Mark Silk
    The religious right may be yesterday’s news, but its signal accomplishment, the white evangelical voting bloc, remains the Republican Party’s most important constituency. And it’s moving toward Ted Cruz. The latest numbers from Iowa show Cruz neck and neck with Donald Trump thanks to evangelical support. According to Quinnipiac, it’s now Trump at 25 percent, Cruz at 23 percent, and Ben Carson slipping to 18 percent among all likely Republican caucus-goers. White evangelicals, who make up 60 percent of them, now favor Cruz over Carson, 27 percent to 24 percent, with Trump at 20 percent. And as white evangelicals in...
  • Is there anyplace left for Christians to shop?

    11/24/2015 5:23:19 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 32 replies
    Well, it’s that time again – time to get out the Christmas list and start hitting the stores. The problem is – what stores? For any Christian who wants to spend hard-earned dollars with family-friendly, Christian-affirming retailers, restaurants and service providers, the list is growing shorter all the time. I stopped shopping at Macy’s in 2011 after learning about the retailer’s grossly unjust policy against women. Macy’s management said “yes” to a transsexual young man’s demand to change in the women’s dressing room and rejected a Christian employee’s attempt to block his inappropriate access, even firing her because of her...
  • Exposed: Obama’s Love for Jihadis and Hate for Christians

    11/24/2015 12:24:40 PM PST · by detective · 31 replies
    Human Events ^ | Monday Nov 23, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim |
    Obama recently lashed out against the idea of giving preference to Christian refugees, describing it as "shameful:": "That's not American. That's not who we are. We don't have religious tests to our compassion," loftily added the American president.
  • Four Reflections on the Syrian Refugee Crisis

    11/24/2015 6:04:04 AM PST · by Kaslin ^ | November 23, 2015 | Michael Brown
    Many Christians are torn between a desire to help those in need and a desire to keep our nation secure. Perhaps these reflections will prove helpful as we seek to navigate a difficult and divisive issue. 1) The government should major on security; the Church should major on compassion. I don't mean that the government should be harsh or that the Church should be foolish, but it is not the primary job of the government to care for the needs of refugees and it is not the primary job of the Church to provide national security. The government should do...
  • Christian army begs Obama for help crushing ISIS

    11/23/2015 10:59:06 AM PST · by amorphous · 46 replies
    WND ^ | 23 Nov 2015 | Greg Corombos
    A small but determined army of Assyrian Christians is fighting back against the advance of ISIS along the Ninevah Plains, but its commander in chief says its success and the fate of suffering Christians depends heavily on the United States, the American people and other Western allies. "We can face IS without any fear. We can fight them if we have the support," said Emanuel Khoshaba, commander of the Assyrian Military Forces. "We need training. We need weapons. We need equipment. We need to feel that our families … we need to feel that when you fight on the front...
  • A Christian Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis

    11/22/2015 9:18:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | November 22, 2015 | Matt Barber
    What was President Obama's immediate and instinctive response to this month's Islamic terror attacks in Paris? Did he offer prayers for the families of the slaughtered and vow to wipe out the global cancer that is Islamic Jihad? Did he pledge to come alongside France and work with our wounded European ally until every last Islamic State barbarian is wiped from the face of the earth? No, America's eunuch-in-chief preened like a petty peacock, mocking and berating the very Americans he's sworn to protect and serve. He stated vomiting the word "Christians" with sanctimonious disgust that there will be no...
  • Democrats push to prevent gun sales to terror-list suspects

    11/21/2015 10:03:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 21, 2015 3:24 AM EST | Alan Fram and Michael Biesecker
    Congressional Democrats are trying to build support for an effort to bar gun purchases by terror suspects, hoping to take advantage of the same public anxieties about security that gave Republicans a ringing House victory. The Democratic push seems likely to fall victim to opposition from the National Rifle Association and congressional gun-rights backers, chiefly Republicans, who have smothered firearms curbs for years. If the Republicans who control Congress block votes on the proposal, Democrats hope to profit politically by winning sympathy from angry voters. ...
  • German Cardinal: ISIS a ‘Satanic Terrorist Group’

    11/20/2015 5:32:20 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 13 replies
    Church Militant ^ | November 20, 2015 | Ryan Fitzgerald
    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is a "satanic terrorist group." Those were the words of Cdl. Kurt Koch of Germany on Tuesdayat the International Ecumenical Congress held in his country near Stuttgart. The German cardinal, one of the few remaining orthodox prelates in Germany, told his audience it's wrong to believe violent persecutions of Christians are a thing of the past. Instead, he pointed out how there are plenty of martyrs for the Faith today, specifically because of ISIS. "In about 25 countries Christians are under threat of life and limb," observed Cdl. Koch. Hence, it is...
  • On CNN, Why Did Jeb Claim That Bashar Assad Would ‘Execute’ Christians?

    11/20/2015 6:03:20 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 19, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    In a CNN interview this week, presidential candidate Jeb Bush said that only Middle East Christians should be granted refugee status in the U.S. (I argued in favor of this for two months prior to the Paris terrorist attacks which prompted Bush’s statement). In the midst of an otherwise good interview, however, Bush made a bizarre statement: There are a lot of Christians in Syria that have no place now. They’ll be either executed or imprisoned, either by Assad or by ISIS. “Executed or imprisoned” by Assad? This is an absurd and patently false assertion.
  • ‘No happy endings’ between Eastern Christians and Islam, professor says

    11/19/2015 8:27:29 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 75 replies ^ | November 17, 2015 | Corine Erlandson
    ‘No happy endings’ between Eastern Christians and Islam, professor says By Corine Erlandson FORT WAYNE — When it comes to Christians in the Middle East, there are “no happy endings.” This was the blunt assessment of Dr. Adam DeVille in a Nov. 11 talk on “Eastern Christians and Islam” at Brookside Mansion at the University of Saint Francis. This talk was part of a series open to the public offered by the Department of Philosophy and Theology. There were close to 50 people in attendance. DeVille started his talk by telling his audience about the status of Eastern Christians in...
  • The Indonesian Jihad Against the Christian Church: This is the most "Moderate" Islamic Country

    11/19/2015 8:03:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 11/19/2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.Originally published by the Gatestone Institute. In compliance with Islamic demands, Indonesian authorities in the Aceh region have started to tear down Christian churches. Their move comes after Muslim mobs rampaged and attacked churches. At least one person was killed; thousands of Christians were displaced. On Friday, October 9, after being fired up during mosque sermons, hundreds of Muslims marched to the local authority's office and demanded that all unregistered churches in Aceh be closed. Imams issued text messages spurring Muslims from other areas torise up against churchesand...
  • 'Political Correctness' about Islam Causing Abandonment of ISIS Sex Slaves

    11/18/2015 6:34:33 PM PST · by risen_feenix · 8 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 11/18/2015 | Phyllis Chesler
    In 2014, Sister Hatune Dogan had been rescuing Christian and Yazidi girls from ISIS captivity for eight months, but she was desperate. If only the world could see the harm being done, understand that rescues were possible, people would open their hearts and their wallets, [so she] found an independent British filmmaker, Edward Watts.. In an email dated February 6, 2015, Watts’s producer, Rosie Garthwaite, wrote: "Hatune you will be the lead story in a documentary about women living under IS.” Watts spent nine days in Germany, Turkey, and Iraq with Sister Hatune. She introduced him to Sheikh Khaire, the...
  • The Most Despised People in the World

    11/18/2015 5:44:25 PM PST · by amorphous · 8 replies
    Political Islam ^ | Dec 5 2013 | by Bill Warner
    The most persecuted group in the world today is Christians. Christians in Nigeria, Egypt, Syria and other nations are murdered, raped, kidnapped, enslaved and persecuted on a daily basis. The reason for the vast majority of all of this violence is that they are Christian among Muslims. But their abuse does not stop with the violence. The perpetrators of violence are measured in the thousands, but the greatest abuse is at the hands of those who should demand that the violence stop. The silence in the face this persecution is denial and justification. The persecutors are few, but the deniers...
  • Refugee ‘Religious Test’ ... Federal Law Requires It

    11/18/2015 9:01:14 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 49 replies
    National Review ^ | 11.18.15 | by ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
    Under federal law, the executive branch is expressly required to take religion into account in determining who is granted asylum. Under the provision governing asylum (section 1158 of Title 8, U.S. Code), an alien applying for admission must establish that ... religion... was or will be at least one central reason for persecuting the applicant. Moreover, to qualify for asylum in the United States, the applicant must be a 'refugee' as defined by federal law. That definition (set forth in Section 1101(a)(42)(A) of Title , U.S. Code) also requires the executive branch to take account of the alien's religion: The...
  • Glenn Beck Raising Money To Import Illegal [Christian] Syrian Refugees…

    11/17/2015 7:27:13 AM PST · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 62 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 11/17/15 | sundance
    (Via MediaIte) […] Beck said that he had asked his audience to raise $10 million before Christmas to help take in Christian Syrian refugees. “Stop asking for permission!” he said. “Stop thinking we need permission… We will vet them ourselves. I have former CIA people that are going over and they’re vetting everybody right now. We can save more people by Christmas than Oscar Schindler saved, okay?” Beck said if the State Department refused them entry he’d find them a way in the country, even if he was thrown in jail. “I know some bridges over a river in Texas...
  • Obama, talk about France's gun control problem and minority group threats...hey, Obama!

    11/17/2015 6:42:39 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 1 replies
    The recent news | 17 November 2015 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Hey Obama! Please, get up and talk about France's gun control problem. Also, please address how the Baptists, church of Christ, Methodists, Lutherans, etc. in France are a real threat to France. You're failing to use your influence to move things in the right direction. Sadly, you're all about getting more unresearchable Syrians here in the United States. The Syrian "refugees" are a people without adequate record of background on family, prior jobs, educational background, etc. to check and yet you want thousands of them here. I am failing to see how you have our nation's interest at mind. On...
  • Ted Cruz: Not surprising Obama is attacking me personally

    11/17/2015 6:39:28 AM PST · by Isara · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, November 17, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas says he's not surprised President Obama took an apparent swipe at him when Mr. Obama on Monday said a "religious test" for admitting Syrian refugees isn't American. "It's not surprising that President Obama's attacking me personally," Mr. Cruz said in an interview with CNN. "I'll tell you what's shameful, is that we have a president who after seven years still refuses to utter the words 'radical Islamic terrorism.' " Mr. Cruz, a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, has said persecuted Christians should be allowed to seek refuge in the United States, but not Muslims. ... "When...
  • Syrian Christians Are in Greatest Peril, But Least Likely to Be Admitted As Refugees

    11/17/2015 2:28:04 AM PST · by markomalley · 6 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/17/15 | Patrick Goodenough
    President Obama said Monday that calls from some quarters for the U.S. to admit only Christian refugees from Syria were “shameful,” yet the reality is that today’s refugee system discriminates, not against Syrian Muslims, but against Christians and other non-Muslim minorities.Critics say this is because the federal government relies on the United Nations in the refugee application process – and since Syrian Christians are often afraid to register with the U.N., they and other non-Muslims in invariably left out.Fleeing persecution at the hands of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and other jihadist groups, Syrian Christians generally avoid U.N. refugee...
  • ISIS Genocide Victims Do Not Include Christians, the State Department Is Poised to Rule

    11/16/2015 7:22:32 PM PST · by detective · 37 replies
    National Review ^ | November 13, 2015 | Nina Shea
    A report by a renowned journalist states that Christians are to be excluded from an impending official United States government declaration of ISIS genocide. If true, it would reflect a familiar pattern within the administration of a politically correct bias that views Christians - even non-Western congregations such as those in Iraq and Syria - never as victims but always as Inquisition-style oppressors. (That a State Department genocide designation for ISIS may be imminent was acknowledged last week in congressional testimony, by Ambassador Anne Patterson, the assistant secretary of the State Department’s Near East Bureau.)
  • Obama: Wanting to accept only Christian refugees from the Middle East is un-American

    11/16/2015 12:49:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/16/2015 | AllahPundit
    As about a million people, not all of them conservatives, noted on Twitter during this morning’s presser, he was more animated when lecturing Americans about what is and isn’t proper for them to think than he was discussing the “JV team” that terrorized Paris on Friday. BuzzFeed EIC Ben Smith put it this way: Obama at his most impassioned when he's talking about American identity, rather than crises abroad/terrorism.— Ben Smith (@BuzzFeedBen) November 16, 2015 That’s a delicate way of saying that Obama palpably much prefers his informal role as moral authority to his actual job. He’ll make a...
  • Cruz: "No Meaningful Risk" of Christians Committing Terrorism

    11/15/2015 7:16:44 PM PST · by Isara · 71 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Nov. 15, 2015 | Katie Zezima
    Ted Cruz speaks to reporters on the campus of Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C. on Nov. 14, 2015. (Photo by Abby Livingston) MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz on Sunday continued to call for Muslim refugees from Syria to be barred from entering the U.S. but opening the borders to displaced Christians, arguing there is not a "meaningful risk" that Christians will commit terrorist acts."There is no meaningful risk of Christians committing acts of terror. If there were a group of radical Christians pledging to murder anyone who had a different religious view than they, we...
  • After Paris, Pope Francis Tells Christians To Be Ready For The End Of The World

    11/15/2015 12:32:06 PM PST · by Biggirl · 213 replies ^ | November 15, 2015 | Thomas D. Williams, PH.D
    Two days after the horrendous jihadist attacks in Paris, Pope Francis preached about the “end times,” encouraging his hearers to be vigilant and ready at any moment to meet God face to face.
  • In Sweden, No One Wants to Talk about Muslim Persecution of Christians

    11/15/2015 6:16:03 AM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies
    The Stream ^ | 11/15/15 | Jacob Rudolfsson
    The horrific attacks in Paris should force us to ask hard questions about elements within Islam in Europe, questions mainstream leaders have tried hard to avoid. All too often such questions have been labeled Islamophobic or racist. The threat from radical Muslims has often even been relativized by organizations specializing in intercultural dialogue. In my own country of Sweden, the transition to a more pluralistic and religiously diverse society has led to increasing tension over religion. The majority of victims of anti-religious crimes in Sweden are Muslims and mosques, which have rightly received media coverage and support from politicians. But there has been little corresponding...

    11/14/2015 6:54:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 10, 2015 | Edwin Mora
    The Assyrian Army is in dire need of military support from the United States to protect Christian communities in Iraq and Syria against the genocide they are facing at the hands of the barbaric Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), according to a decorated American military veteran advising the force. Retired Lt. Col. Sargis Sangari, who was deployed to Iraq during his 20-year career in the U.S. Army, is one of the Americans advising the Assyrian Army, known as Dwekh Nawsha, which means "self-sacrifice" in the ancient Aramaic language used by Jesus and still spoken by the Assyrian Christians. According to Sangari, the...
  • Cruz ties Paris attacks to religious liberty pitch

    11/14/2015 3:48:19 PM PST · by Isara · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | Sat November 14, 2015 | Theodore Schleifer
    Greenville, South Carolina - Ted Cruz used the backdrop of the terror attacks in Paris as the latest evidence that Christians are under siege, making a pitch on Saturday to evangelicals here that tied together his take-no-prisoners foreign policy with his faith-driven domestic agenda. The Texas Republican, kicking off his most extensive trip yet in South Carolina, had planned for a month a large, highly-produced "Rally for Religious Liberty" that mirrored a similar event this summer... But Friday's attacks in France recalibrated Cruz's message and its overall tone: He began the event with a lengthy moment of silence, and Cruz...
  • Christian Belief Cost Kelvin Cochran His Job

    11/11/2015 10:26:44 AM PST · by Brilliant · 22 replies
    WSJ ^ | 11/10/2015 | Jason L. Riley
    Kelvin Cochran...was born into a poor family in Shreveport... that became even poorer after his father walked out and left his mother to raise six children... Mr. Cochran aspired to be a firefighter... and he eventually was appointed Shreveport's first black fire chief... In 2008 he became the fire chief of Atlanta... But a year ago, Mr. Cochran was suspended... Mr. Cochran's fireable offense... was publishing a book in violation of the city's ethics code... The reality... is that Mr. Cochran no longer has his $172,000-a-year job because of what's in the book. The suit accuses the city of firing...
  • The Starbucks Cup Farce (vanity)

    11/10/2015 7:44:46 PM PST · by youngidiot · 41 replies
    Vanity | 11/10/2015 | Youngidiot
    A self proclaimed "internet personality" and "pastor" posted a video that said the red Starbucks holiday cups mean that they hate Jesus and Christmas and it went viral. That's the extent of the "outrage". But it's being played up as if a lot of Christians are upset because it makes Christians look like stupid petty fools. There you go. Manufactured story to make Christians look stupid. That's the short and tall of it. Who is this "internet personality"? I think we should find out. The news is awash with this story and facebook is as well. I think this is...
  • The Timeline For Christian Extinction In The Middle East Is Alarming

    11/09/2015 2:07:38 PM PST · by detective · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | Nov 09, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    As President Obama continues to stick his head in the sand over the rise of ISIS, the terror army quickly becoming the most dangerous terrorist organization in the world, Middle Eastern Christians are on the verge of extinction. According to a new report detailed by Fox News, Christians in the Middle East will be nearly non-existent in just five years.
  • Christians Are At War With One Another As Americans Leave The Church In Droves

    11/08/2015 11:19:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 129 replies
    EAD ^ | 11/08/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Christianity is under attack from a thousand different directions all at once, and yet many believers have turned their guns on one another. This war among Christians seems to intensify with each passing year, and believers are often fighting for some of the stupidest reasons you can possibly imagine. Meanwhile, people are leaving our churches in droves and church attendance is way down. This is especially true of younger Americans. According to an incredible new report that was just released by the Pew Research Center, only 27 percent of all Millennials (U.S. adults born since 1990) attend religious services on...
  • Christian Daycare Workers Fired for Refusing to Call a Little Girl a Boy

    11/07/2015 6:56:48 AM PST · by kindred · 66 replies ^ | 11/06/15 | Lana Shadwick
    Two daycare workers have been fired for refusing to go along with the center’s transgender agenda. Madeline Kirksey, one of the workers who is an author of a Christian book, says her religious liberty rights have been violated. The two were fired after refusing to call a little girl a boy. The two male parents of a six-year-old little girl told employees at the school to refer to their daughter as a boy, and to call her by a new masculine name. The little girl’s hair had also been cut like a boy’s. Kirksey told Breitbart Texas in an interview,...
  • Military members not permitted to say Christmas, mention religion per Obama order

    11/07/2015 8:03:47 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 40 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/7/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    Since his first run for the Presidency, Obama has claimed to be a Christian even though he was schooled in a Madrassa in Indonesia. He also claimed he was an immigrant to get into college and was a member of Rev. Wright’s church for many years. There he heard that America needed to be brought down and that our “chickens have come home to roost.” As groveling, pro-Obama boot-lickers, the media would never let us know the truth underlying the personal history Barack immediately locked away upon being placed in the White House. Of course we can be certain that...
  • Navy chaplain resumes ministry after fight over beliefs

    11/06/2015 8:59:28 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 5 replies
    WMD ^ | 11/4/2015 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    'We prayed. We cried. We thanked the Lord' Lt. Commander Wesley J. "Wes" Modder, a decorated Navy chaplain with nearly 20 years of unblemished service, remembers vividly the moment he told his wife he could go back to the calling he loved, having been reinstated after a bitter battle that pitted religious freedom and individual conscience against the mandate to respect gay and women's rights. Chaplain Modder said he drove home Sept. 3, took his wife into the bedroom and told her about the reinstatement letter he received that day. "We prayed. We cried. We thanked the Lord," he said...
  • Christmas 'buycott' to back Christian friendly businesses

    11/03/2015 5:59:10 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 7 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 11/3/2015 | Paul Bedard
    With 70 percent of "faith consumers" eager to shop at Christian friendly stores, a new pre-Christmas campaign has opened to steer them to the right businesses and encourage others firms through a "buycott" to be more welcoming. Called #AddUsIn, the effort from the influential group Faith Driven Consumer, is taking a page from the nation's LGBT lobby, the Human Rights Campaign, to reward, not boycott, firms that welcome Christians through their policies. Organizers told Secrets that it wants companies that herald their "rainbow of diversity," typically focused on minorities, to also include Christians and their values. For example, if a...
  • Football Coach ‘Devastated’ After Being Suspended for Post-Game Prayer

    10/30/2015 8:04:12 AM PDT · by kindred · 35 replies ^ | 10/29/15 | Leah Jessen
    High school football coach Joe Kennedy was suspended Wednesday for praying after games at the 50-yard line. It’s like straight out of a movie. High school football coach Joe Kennedy, inspired by the Christian faith-based film “Facing the Giants,” walks to the 50-yard line after games to thank God for the players he has the opportunity to coach. As of Wednesday, Kennedy has been suspended and is no longer able to participate in football program activities because of his post-game prayers. A letter sent to Kennedy by the school district informed the coach that he has been placed on paid...
  • The Obama Administration: Religious Freedoms for American Muslims, Not American Christians

    10/29/2015 3:48:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | October 29, 2015 | Michael Brown
    If we’ve learned anything here in America in the last few months, it is this: When your religious faith comes in conflict with your job, if you are a Muslim, your faith is protected and sacred; if you are a Christian, it is not. We all know what happened to Christian bakers, florists, photographers, and county clerks who refused to participate in same-sex “marriages” because of their religious faith. They were found guilty by the courts and fined or punished or even imprisoned. And we know where the Obama administration stood on these issues, to the point that last year,...
  • Justice Kennedy: Christians with convictions resigned under Hitler and they should today too

    10/29/2015 10:34:54 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 135 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/29/15 | Father Mark Hodges
    CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, October 29, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy told a Harvard Law School audience that government employees with religious convictions about marriage should resign. The Ronald Reagan appointee said on Wednesday that if a public official has a moral objection to homosexuality, he must either follow the law or quit public service. The judge's comment came in answer to a question a student asked about government officials who disagree with the Supreme Court's decisions on gay marriage, or abortion, and if those citizens have the constitutional right to act according to their sincerely held moral...
  • Muslim migrants moved into German churches – pews, alters, crosses removed

    10/29/2015 10:55:11 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 54 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | October 29, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    Nothing is sacred. They are moving Germans out of their homes to accommodate the invaders. They are housing the migrants at Buchenwald and Dachau. Now this. Despite the ongoing harassment of and violence against Middle Eastern Christians by Muslim migrants, these very same migrants are being moved into churches which necessitates the removal of the cross, the altar, the pulpit and the seats. Will the church vet the Muslims who took part in the genocide of Christians in the Middle East? Translation of this article in the
  • Football Coach, Former Marine Could Be Fired for Leading Players in Prayer

    09/16/2015 3:07:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    KFOR ^ | SEPTEMBER 16, 2015 | K. QUERRY
    An investigation has been opened into the religious practices of a popular football coach in Washington. Joe Kennedy is the junior varsity coach and assistant coach of Bremertons varsity football team. Recently, he says he was told that he would be fired if he continued to lead his players in prayer on the 50-yard line following football games. Sophomore quarterback Savante Perrigo says the prayers are voluntary and even remembers a time when one player told the coach he didnt believe in God. He didnt get punished for it. He just sat out and just waited for the rest of...
  • BREAKING: High school boots praying football coach

    10/29/2015 7:26:23 AM PDT · by PROCON · 56 replies
    foxnews ^ | Oct. 28, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    Coach Joe Kennedy has been booted from the locker room at Bremerton High School in Washington State, Fox News has learned exclusively. Superintendent Aaron Leavell placed the longtime coach on administrative leave after he refused to stop his post-game prayers.“Effective immediately, pending further District review of your conduct, you are placed on paid administrative leave from your position as an assistant coach with the Bremerton High School football program,” Level wrote to the coach in an Oct. 28th letter. “You may not participate, in any capacity, in BHS football program activities.”
  • Patriarch Kirill: The West is no longer Christian

    10/28/2015 1:03:01 PM PDT · by Altenkrug · 24 replies
    CypLive ^ | October 28, 2015
    Western countries do not identify themselves with the Christian tradition and harass those who defend Christian values, said Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill on Wednesday at a meeting with US preacher Franklin Graham at the St. Daniel Monastery. "Russian Church during the Cold War was actively developing relations with Western Christians. We were living in difficult conditions of atheistic ideology and perceived Western civilization as Christian civilization. We appreciated the freedom in which they lived, Christians in the West, and considered them our brothers and allies" - said the Patriarch. He stressed with regret that in recent years...
  • Clearly, the Pot Is Calling The Kettle Black!

    10/28/2015 6:37:18 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/28/15 | Leigh Bravo
    How can the administration stand up for the religious rights of Muslims while persecuting Christians for their religious beliefs? Obviously, Obama and Democrats have become the pot calling the kettle black! A Federal judge, James E. Shadid, a nominee of the Obama administration and the only Arab Federal judge in Illinois, was lucky enough to draw a case involving religious discrimination against Muslims. Two Muslim drivers, hired by Star Transport, were fired for refusing to transport alcohol as part of their job, and as a result were fired. They then sued the company for religious discrimination, supported by the EEOC...
  • UK govt reluctant to call Christian persecution 'genocide'

    10/27/2015 11:38:42 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 12 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | 28 October 2015 | Staff
    Baroness Anelay of St Johns, Minister of State at the Foreign Office, told the Lords that she would reflect on whether brutality inflicted on minorities by ISIS amounted to efforts to eradicate them completely. She said the Government acknowledged that ISIS was persecuting individuals and communities ...
  • High school football player penalized for pointing to sky after touchdown October 26, 2015

    10/27/2015 9:34:39 AM PDT · by bushwon · 71 replies ^ | October 26 | Victor Skinner
    MEXICO, N.Y. Mexico High School quarterback Dante Turo believes its God who gives him the strength and abilities to be successful on the football field. The junior team leader often points skyward after big plays as a tribute to the Almighty, and his 73-yard run for a touchdown against Vernon-Verona-Sherrill Oct. 17 was no exception, reports. The solemn celebration, however, apparently didnt sit well with one referee, who flagged the teen for unsportsmanlike conduct and assessed a 15-yard penalty that ultimately cost his team the game. I was just trying to give glory to God, Turo told the...
  • Ben Carson is a Seventh Day Adventist. So What?

    10/26/2015 7:36:11 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 74 replies ^ | 10/26/2015 | Steve Berman
    How important is it really that Dr. Ben Carson is a Seventh Day Adventist? And does it matter if the Seventh Day Adventists are a cult? Donald Trump, the master at sowing doubt while retaining deniability (it wouldnt be nice if I said [insert insult here] but I have to be nice.), said Seventh Day Adventist, I dont know about. I just dont know about. Trump says nothing without a purposeof course he knows that many people consider them a cult, and hes playing the card. Questioned about he remarks on Face The Nation on Sunday (see the video at...
  • Evangelical Leader Calls Trumps Christian Backers Unchristian {and Lies about Jesus's Birth}

    10/24/2015 3:01:23 AM PDT · by drpix · 64 replies ^ | 10/24/15 | Evan Gahr
    One of the countrys most influential Christian Right leaders says the support Donald Trump enjoys among evangelicals is limited to worshipers of false idols. Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, is disputing conventional wisdom that Trump is hugely popular with born again Christians, insisting those actually in his camp follow the dangerous false teaching of the prosperity gospel.