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  • CAIR to Trump: Drop Franklin Graham from inaugural prayers

    01/14/2017 9:18:26 PM PST · by amorphous · 93 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | 14 Jan 2017
    The Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Muslim-rights group designated by the Justice Department as a terrorist co-conspirator, is calling on Donald Trump to drop Rev. Franklin Graham as one of six clergy who will offer prayers at the Jan. 20 inauguration ceremony. In a press release issued this week, CAIR referred to the son of evangelist Billy Graham as a “notorious Islamophobe” “If President-elect Trump truly seeks to unite our nation as he promised in his acceptance speech, he will limit the list of those offering prayers at the inauguration to religious leaders who work to bring us together, not...
  • Supremes face bombshell: Law censoring Christian counselors

    01/13/2017 11:20:16 AM PST · by amorphous · 45 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | 13 Jan 2017 | Bob Unruh
    The U.S. Supreme Court has been handed a bombshell: An appeal of a lower-court ruling that banned Christian counselors from talking with teens about the biblical standard for sexuality. The case challenges laws that force licensed counselors to affirm homosexuality, prohibiting them from helping clients overcome same-sex attractions. Such laws have been adopted in New Jersey, where a biased judge used it to shut down a Christian ministry, and in California and other states. The case already was presented to the Supreme Court several years ago, but it did not get a ruling. Now a new appeal has been submitted...
  • BLM Activist Tries To Shame Christians By Creating A ‘Donald Trump’ Bible

    01/12/2017 2:48:55 PM PST · by kevcol · 51 replies
    The Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | January 12, 2017 | Amber Randall
    Former Presbyterian minister Jomo Johnson wrote “The Gospel: King Trump Version,” a satirical version of the Bible that replaces Jesus with Trump, reports the Christian Post. Johnson also helped start a local Black Lives Matter chapter in Savannah, Ga. The book, independently published through Amazon, is meant to indict Christians who stood with Trump during the election. “What this Gospel does is the same thing Christian Trump supporters did during the election: take Jesus out in order to put Trump in,” the description reads. ”
  • The Rise of Reformed Christianity in the World’s Largest Muslim Country

    01/12/2017 1:33:40 PM PST · by Gamecock · 7 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | January 13, 2017 | Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra
    With more than 16,000 students, Universitas Pelita Harapan is one of the largest Reformed Christian universities in the world. Started just 22 years ago, the university offers a law school, medical school, engineering school, and teachers college—all from a distinctly Reformed worldview. “We don’t even have that in the United States or Europe,” said Ric Cannada, chancellor emeritus for Reformed Theological Seminary. “Here it is in Indonesia. Isn’t it just like the Lord to do something like this in the least likely place—the country with the largest Muslim population in the world?” Though Christians compose only 10 percent of Indonesia’s...
  • Report Lists 50 Hardest Countries To Be A Christian In- Muslim Countries Make 9 Of The Top Ten(tr)

    01/11/2017 3:54:59 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 5 replies
    http://shoebat.com ^ | 01/11/2017 | Andrew Bieszad
    Full title. New Report Lists 50 Hardest Countries To Be A Christian In- Muslim Countries Make 9 Of The Top Ten And 75% Overall Persecution watchdog group Open Doors USA has ranked the top 50 most dangerous places for Christians in the world today in its 2017 World Watch List, with North Korea once again topping the list. For Christians in the West, the Open Doors World Watch List is a clear indicator that we need to advocate on behalf of those who do not have the same religious freedom privileges we do,” said David Curry, president and CEO of...
  • Scores of Muslims Turning to Christ in Middle East; Churches Are Expecting Millions of Converts

    01/09/2017 3:39:39 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 18 replies
    http://shoebat.com ^ | 01/09/2017 | Andrew Bieszad
    Thousands of Muslims are turning to Jesus Christ and what they view as the “religion of freedom” amid ongoing bloodshed in the Middle East, reports indicate. Some churches hope that millions of people will accept Christ amid a “spiritual hunger” that is forming in the wake of persecution. Voice Of the Martyrs Canada, which supports Christian radio broadcasts in the region, told BosNewsLife that despite the mass exodus of Christians from Iraq and Syria due to terrorism, persecution, and war, scores of Muslims are making the decision to embrace Christianity. “There are thousands upon thousands coming to Christ,” VOMC revealed....
  • Liberal Churches Are Dying. But Conservative Churches Are Thriving.

    01/04/2017 5:45:31 PM PST · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/4/17 | David Haskell
    A Canadian study found that conservative churches are still growing, while less orthodox congregations dwindle away.Mainline Protestant churches are in trouble: A 2015 report by the Pew Research Center found that these congregations, once a mainstay of American religion, are now shrinking by about 1 million members annually. Fewer members not only means fewer souls saved, a frightening thought for some clergy members, but also less income for churches, further ensuring their decline. Faced with this troubling development, clergy members have made various efforts to revive church attendance. It was almost 20 years ago that John Shelby Spong, a U.S....
  • Egyptian Army Renovates Bombed Cairo Church Ahead of Coptic Christmas

    01/02/2017 4:21:37 PM PST · by marshmallow · 22 replies
    Coptic World ^ | 12/31/16
    The Egyptian army has completed the renovation of a church in central Cairo that was the scene of a bomb attack that killed 27 people earlier in December, a military spokesman announced on Saturday. President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi ordered that St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church be renovated after the attack on 11 December, which was claimed by a local ISIS affiliate, before Coptic Christians celebrate Christmas on 7 January. "The Armed Forces Engineering Authority was able to restore the church’s destroyed areas while preserving the church's architectural heritage in 15 days to be ready to receive Christians for Christmas," read...
  • Study: Christians Most Persecuted Religious Group in the World

    01/02/2017 9:04:33 PM PST · by Sergio · 6 replies
    News Busters ^ | January 1, 2017 | Melissa Mullins
    Here’s a study you won’t find in any of the major-media headlines. According to the Director of the Centre for Studies on New Religions (Cesnur), Massimo Introvigne, Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world, with over 90,000 Christians killed in 2016 alone. Introvigne told Vatican Radio that there are nearly half a billion Christians who are unable to express or practice fully their Christian faith.
  • Former Dem Staffer: There’s A ‘Religious Illiteracy’ Problem In The Party

    01/01/2017 2:50:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 30, 2016 | Amber Randall
    The Democratic Party has a “religious illiteracy” problem that prevents them from reaching out to evangelicals, according to a former Democratic staffer. Michael Wear, a former Obama White House staffer, explained three reasons why the Democratic Party fails to reach out to evangelical voters or voters with different theologies. Wear, speaking with The Atlantic, pointed out that many young Democrats don’t know how to discuss or deal with religious topics. This “illiteracy” contributes to why Democrats fail to reach out to evangelicals, Wear explained. “It’s tied to the demographics of the country: More 20- and 30-year-olds are taking positions of...
  • Nine Members of Trump’s Cabinet Identify As Devout Christians

    01/01/2017 9:25:01 AM PST · by doug from upland · 48 replies
    NOTE: although this may appear as a duplicate post, this one actually sends you to the website that published the article. The other post sent you to a personal blog instead of to the publishing website by someone using FR to drive traffic there. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ President-elect Donald Trump has now appointed nine members to the White House, each of whom profess publicly to be Christians. Is this a huge answer to prayer? “For many years, we have prayed that God would raise up men and women of God to positions of leadership and influence in our country. However, since the...
  • Nine Members of Trumps Cabinet Identify As Devout Christians

    01/01/2017 8:37:04 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 1/1/16 | HelloChristian.com
    President-elect Donald Trump has now appointed nine members to the White House, each of whom profess publicly to be Christians. Is this a huge answer to prayer? “For many years, we have prayed that God would raise up men and women of God to positions of leadership and influence in our country. However, since the end of the George W. Bush administration, there have been previous few answers to that prayer," writes Author and Pastor David Murray. "Who would have thought that Donald Trump might be the answer to that prayer?” At the heart of these appointments is Vice President...
  • REVEALED: Christians are the world's most persecuted religious group, study claims

    12/29/2016 10:13:50 AM PST · by bkopto · 14 replies
    Express UK ^ | 12/29/2016 | will kirby
    CHRISTIANS are the most persecuted religious group in the world with more than 90,000 killed in 2016 because of their faith, a leading religious study group director has claimed. Speaking on Vatican Radio, Massimo Introvigne, Director of the Centre for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR), said more than 60,000 of the Christians killed this year were murdered in tribal conflicts in Africa. He claimed these deaths often came after Christians refused to take up arms for reasons of conscience. The religious chief said: "The other 30 per cent, or 27,000, were killed in terror attacks, the destruction of Christian villages,...
  • Franklin Graham, Paula White among faith leaders participating in Trump inauguration

    12/28/2016 12:45:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | December 28, 2016 | Eugene Scott
    Donald Trump's inaugural committee announced Wednesday six faith leaders who will participate in the swearing-in ceremony of the President-elect. Archbishop of New York Cardinal Timothy Michael Dolan; Reverend Dr. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference; and Paula White, pastor of New Destiny Christian Center will offer readings and give the invocation. Rabbi Marvin Hier, dean and founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center; Rev. Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan's Purse and president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association; and Bishop Wayne T. Jackson, senior pastor of Great Faith Ministries International will also offer readings and give the...
  • Aleppo celebrates Christmas as Assad visits Damascus convent

    12/26/2016 9:43:43 AM PST · by WilliamIII · 10 replies
    Euronews ^ | Dec 26 2016 | Euronews
    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his family visited a convent north of Damascus on Christmas day. It is his first public appearance since his regime forces won back the northern city Aleppo from rebels.
  • Christmas in Aleppo: Worshippers cram into cathedral .. for its first Dec. 25 mass in five years

    12/26/2016 9:49:08 AM PST · by WilliamIII · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Dec 26 2016 | Daily Mail
    Christians in Syria's Aleppo took part in Christmas services after President Bashar al-Assad's forces retook full control of the ruined former economic hub. The Old City's Saint Elias Cathedral, its roof collapsed under rocket fire, hosted its first Christmas mass in five years.
  • What Will We Tell Christian Minorities In The Middle East This Christmas?

    12/25/2016 7:23:15 PM PST · by SJackson · 29 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12-23-16 | Ewelina Ochab
    Around Christmas 2015, numerous voices within the international community raised their concerns that the persecution of Christians, Yazidis and other religious minorities in Syria and Iraq reached the threshold of "genocide" under international law. The movement was highly visible in the United States, led by the Knights of Columbus, followed by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, the president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention Russell Moore, and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Despite growing consensus on the issue in the United States, the U.S. Government has remained silent for...
  • Trump: Attacks like Berlin rampage ‘purely religious threat’

    12/23/2016 10:15:10 PM PST · by GonzoII · 31 replies
    24indianews.com ^ | Dec 24, 2016 | Raj Kumar Summan
    During the two-minute, 42-second video, Amri, who was killed by police in Milan on Friday, is shown speaking directly to a camera and pledging allegiance to the ISIS group.US President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday claimed that attacks like the one in Berlin is a “purely religious threat which turned into reality” as he referred to the suspected attacker’s video in which he talked about slaughtering crusaders who had come to kill Muslims. “The terrorist who killed so many people in Germany said just before crime, “by God’s will we will slaughter you… This is a purely religious threat, which turned...
  • Prince Charles: This Christmas... Let's Not Forget to Remember Prophet Muhammad

    12/23/2016 7:45:47 PM PST · by kevcol · 165 replies
    Townhall ^ | December 22, 2016 | Justin Holcomb
    While speaking on the British radio show "Thought for the Day," the future King of Britain, Prince Charles, said that Christians should be more mindful of Islam and Muhammad during the holidays. . . . Whichever religious path we follow, the destination is the same – to value and respect the other person, accepting their right to live out their peaceful response to the love of God," he said.
  • Insider Video Reveals Obama Behind Closed Doors, Openly Mocks The Bible And Christians

    12/23/2016 12:50:48 PM PST · by detective · 37 replies
    Conservative Daily Post ^ | Dec 23, 2016 | Allison Hillman
    Obama is a Muslim that practices Sharia law. If you ever doubted that statement, here is another example of that argument. “Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation.” Those are not the words a President of the United States would ever say. Yet, make no mistake, the video shows Obama stating them clearly and that this is just the beginning. Obama has frequently been questioned about his religious beliefs given that he does come from a family who openly embraces the Muslim religion. His reluctance to answer the questions directly indicates more than just a man...
  • Vanity: ISIS published list of 8,000 churches to attack. So where is the list?

    12/22/2016 8:06:29 AM PST · by Fido969 · 26 replies
    me ^ | today | me
    So we're being told ISIS published a list of 8,000 churches to attack. This is meaningless unless we know WHICH churches they are targeting. Also, people who go to those churches, or are in charge of security should know.
  • Nativity scene is 'banned' in case it offends one of the FOUR Muslims living in a Belgian town

    12/21/2016 12:34:25 AM PST · by kevcol · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | December 20, 2016 | David Burke
    A traditional nativity scene will not be put up in a Belgian town this year, amid claims it was scrapped in order to avoid offending Muslims. A former leader in Holsbeek, about 20 miles outside Brussels - claims there will be no manger to mark the festival because it would be 'too provocative'. . . . The decision not to put a nativity scene up was supported by the ruling coalition of the Christian-Democrats and the Green Party. But the Flemish-nationalist N-VA party called for locals to attend the town’s next assembly meeting - and to each bring a nativity...
  • Christian computer scientist: World will end this month when Jesus returns to destroy planet

    12/15/2016 11:49:04 AM PST · by amorphous · 181 replies
    Newsline.com ^ | 9 December 2016 | Patrick Griffin
    A Christian computer expert claims the world will end this month when Jesus will return to destroy the planet. Nora Roth says she has performed complex calculations and backs up her claims in a 6,000 word blog post on her Mark of the Beast website. According to the claims from Roth, who describes herself as a Bible student, Jesus will guide his people to heaven before leaving the planet sterile for 1,000 years. Bible The calculations have been based on an excerpt from the Bible’s Book of Daniel, which says that ‘Seventy sevens are decreed […] to put an end...
  • Washington Post, Your Attacks on Evangelicals are Getting Dangerous

    12/16/2016 7:48:24 PM PST · by lasereye · 10 replies
    The Stream ^ | 12/10/16 | Dr. Michael Brown
    On December 8, religion reporter Sarah Pulliam Bailey wrote an opinion column for The Washington Post titled, “Evangelicals, your attacks on ‘the media’ are getting dangerous.” The reverse is actually true, and it is the secular media’s attacks on evangelicals that are getting dangerous, including Bailey’s article. Her fundamental argument is that because evangelicals talk about “the mainstream media” as “Satan’s newspaper,” they are now buying today’s “fake news” as if it were gospel truth, as evidenced by the fact that the Washington pizza shooter said that “he has been influenced by the book Wild at Heart, by John Eldredge...
  • Huge Pro-Life Problem: 40% of Evangelicals Think It’s Okay to Kill Patients in Assisted Suicide

    12/16/2016 3:58:30 PM PST · by Morgana · 55 replies
    Life News ^ | December 15, 2016 | Erin Parfet
    Two-thirds of Americans surveyed, including four out of 10 evangelicals, believe physician-assisted suicide is morally acceptable, according to a new poll, Christianity Today reports. “If they are facing a slow, painful death, Americans want options. Many believe that asking for help in dying is a moral option. They don’t believe that suffering until they die of natural causes is the only way out,” said Scott McConnell, Executive Director of LifeWay Research, which conducted the poll. Among faith groups, whether Catholics and evangelical Protestants who are traditionally pro-life or no specific denomination identified, more than 50 percent in all demographics support...
  • Muslim “Youths” Grabbing Young European Girl, Stomping Her And Trying To Gang Rape Her

    12/15/2016 9:57:59 AM PST · by detective · 50 replies
    shoebat.com ^ | December 13, 2016 | Andrew Bieszad on
    Shortened title. Full title: Muslim “Youths” Caught On Live Camera Grabbing Young European Girl, Stomping Her Head And Then Trying To Gang Rape Her This appears to have happened in France. It was a very close call. Were it not for the security guards who chased the Muslims off, this woman would have become another casualty in the what is nothing less than yet another Muslim invasion of Europe. Here is the video:
  • Egypt's Deadliest Church Attack

    12/15/2016 8:45:36 AM PST · by detective · 2 replies
    The Gatestone Institute ^ | December 12, 2016 | Raymond Ibrahim
    The worst attack on Egypt's Christian minority in recent years occurred yesterday, Sunday, December 11, 2016. St. Peter Cathedral in Cairo, packed with worshipers celebrating Sunday mass, was bombed; at least 27 churchgoers, mostly women and children, were killed and 65 severely wounded. As many of the wounded are in critical condition, the death toll is expected to rise. As usual, witnesses say that state security was not present, and that police took an inordinate amount of time to arrive after the explosion. Preliminary investigations point to a bomb placed inside an unattended woman's purse on one of the rear...
  • Atheist activist, Green candidate Rob Sherman dies in plane crash

    12/13/2016 6:39:53 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 52 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 12/12/2016 | Maureen O'Donnell and Jordan Owen
    Atheist activist, Green candidate Rob Sherman dies in plane crash Rob Sherman, who died over the weekend in a crash of his small plane in Marengo, operated a business helping people build aircraft from kits. But the 63-year-old was better known as a colorful political activist and Green Party candidate — some might say gadfly — who called journalists and introduced himself as “Rob Sherman, your favorite atheist.” At one time, he had license plates that spelled out ATHEIST. Though he came in for derision as a self-promoter, he challenged the use of government-sponsored Christmas creches and displays and anything...
  • ‘Unknown Persons’ Go On Massive Anti-Christian Rampage In Germany

    12/13/2016 3:23:26 AM PST · by detective · 20 replies
    shoebat.com ^ | December 12, 2016 | Andrew Bieszad
    Shortened title. Full title: ‘Unknown Persons’ Go On Massive Anti-Christian Rampage In Germany And Destroy, Deface, Or Behead Over 50 Christian Crosses And Statues Of Jesus Coesfeld in a city in a heavily Catholic area and also the most populated state of Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia. It is also the most heavily Muslim area of Germany, as 1 in 3 Muslims in the country live there. Therefore, given the increasing anti-Christian violence at the hands of the new Muslim “arrivals” and given the Christ-hating nature of Islam, it should be no surprise that over 50 Christian crosses  and statues of Jesus...
  • Christians trust in God when times bad. Evil people alone, in despair when not their way.

    12/11/2016 7:55:47 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 18 replies
    Discussion at church | 11 December 2016 | mene mene tekel upharsin
    In a discussion about trusting in God when times are bad in Bible class right now, we learn that Christians are to have a specific trust in God when leaders and/or society are evil. God promises to, in His time, to remove evil and make things right. Throughout history, he has. Then the thought came out in class which reflects what is happening right now in society. Evil people reject God's Word and the principles found there. So, when events, leadership and decisions don't go their way, evil people panic, have intense anxiety and react in violent, destructive ways. Instead...
  • State Official Threatens Christian Group Over Opposition to Gay Agenda

    12/09/2016 8:16:38 AM PST · by detective · 29 replies
    The New American ^ | 08 December 2016 | Michael Tennant
    An openly homosexual elected official in Connecticut is threatening to strip the American Family Association (AFA) of its status as a charity to which state employees may donate via payroll deduction because he considers the group’s traditional Christian positions discriminatory. Connecticut State Comptroller Kevin Lembo (D), shown, the first openly gay man elected to statewide office in the Nutmeg State, is “married” to Charles Frey; the two men have adopted and reared three children. Naturally, Lembo is not particularly fond of the AFA’s opposition to the homosexual agenda and its defense of traditional marriage. On November 30, he sent a...
  • Arizona Christian Artists May Face Jail Time for Refusing to Service Gay Wedding

    12/08/2016 9:06:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 103 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/08/2016 | Michael Gryboski
    A pair of Christian artists may face several months in prison for refusing to make wedding invitations for a same-sex ceremony due to an Arizona city ordinance. Joanna Duka and Breanna Koski of Brush & Nib Studio are appealing a court decision from a September ruling against their lawsuit, claiming that a Phoenix city ordinance violates their freedom of expression and freedom of religion. Duka and Koski are being represented by the Alliance Defending Freedom, a conservative law firm that often tackles religious liberty cases. ADF attorney Kristen Waggoner, who is representing the two artists, said in an interview last...
  • The Supreme Court oral argument that cost Democrats the presidency

    12/08/2016 3:47:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 71 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 7, 2016 | David Bernstein
    The presidential election was so close that many factors were “but-for” causes of Donald Trump’s victory. One that’s been mostly overlooked is Trump’s surprising success with religious voters. According to exit polls, Trump received 81 percent of the white evangelical Christian vote, and Hillary Clinton only 16 percent. Trump did significantly better than the overtly religious Mitt Romney and the overtly evangelical George W. Bush. He likely over-performed among other theologically conservative voters, such as traditionalist Catholics, as well. Not bad for a thrice-married adulterer of no discernible faith.
  • Illinois Commission Panel Says Christian-Owned Bed & Breakfast Must Host Gay Weddings

    12/06/2016 2:34:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/06/2016 | Michael Gryboski
    A decision forcing a Christian-owned bed and breakfast to pay a same-sex couple $30,000 for refusing to host their wedding ceremony will stand. A 3-member panel of the Illinois Human Rights Commission refused to hear an appeal in a decision compelling TimberCreek Bed & Breakfast to pay a fine for declining to host a gay wedding on their property, although they have hosted opposite-sex weddings in the past. TimberCreek owner Jim Walder told The Christian Post that they took issue with the panel decision and were planning to appeal to the full state Human Rights Commission. "Citizens should only decide...
  • Eternal Life Evidenced By Love...I John pt 13

    We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.( I John 3:14)We have been discussing the theme of First John , which is the threefold test of eternal life, based on three simple theological propositions. Firstly, because God is Light and in Him there is no darkness at all, those who share in the gift of the life of God, hate evil and sin. Eternal Life is opposed to all that is false and evil, unceasingly exposing and repudiating it . Those who have eternal...
  • Take a Look Inside the Shattered Churches of Iraq

    12/05/2016 6:47:18 AM PST · by detective · 6 replies
    The Clarion Projest ^ | December 5, 2016 | Elliot Friedland
    The Islamic State has devastated the ancient heritage of Iraq’s Christians. Many churches, some hundreds of years old, were damaged or even destroyed, along with earlier archaeological treasures such as palaces belonging to the Kings of ancient Assyria. Here is just a snapshot of ISIS crimes against Iraq’s Christian community. 
  • Christian artists could be jailed for refusing make same sex wedding invitations

    12/03/2016 12:40:11 PM PST · by kevcol · 47 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | December 3, 2016 | Frieda Powers
    A pair of Arizona-based Christian artists is challenging the local law that threatens to fine and imprison them for refusing to make same-sex wedding invitations. Joanna Duka and Breanna Koski, owners of Brush & Nib Studio in Phoenix, lost a case at trial level which accused them of violating a local ordinance that protects homosexuals from discrimination, Fox News reported. The ordinance also prevents the business owners from publicly explaining their convictions or even defending their decision lest they face jail time for that as well. This apparent violation of the First Amendment protection of free speech is at the...
  • HGTV "Fixer-Upper" Couple Chip and Joanna Gaines Under Attack for Attending Bible Believing Church

    12/01/2016 9:21:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/01/2016 | Brandon Showalter
    Chip and Joanna Gaines, stars of HGTV's No. 1 series "Fixer Upper," are being lambasted by secular media this week for attending a church that espouses the traditional view of marriage and sexual morality. Buzzfeed and Cosmopolitan magazine reported this week that the Gaines family are members of Antioch Community Church in Waco, Texas, where Pastor Jimmy Seibert has preached that the practice of homosexuality is a sin, and urged Christians not to adopt the Supreme Court's redefinition of marriage after it ruled that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide in July 2015. Cosmo called the Gaines' church attendance a "startling...
  • Feast of the Apostle Andrew, the First-Called

    11/30/2016 7:24:56 AM PST · by NRx · 5 replies
    Orthodox Church in America ^ | 11-30-2016 | OCA
    The Holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called was the first of the Apostles to follow Christ, and he later brought his own brother, the holy Apostle Peter, to Christ (John 1:35-42). The future apostle was from Bethsaida, and from his youth he turned with all his soul to God. He did not enter into marriage, and he worked with his brother as a fisherman. When the holy Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John began to preach, Saint Andrew became his closest disciple. Saint John the Baptist himself sent to Christ his own two disciples, the future Apostles Andrew and John the Theologian,...
  • Millions Of Muslims Are Giving Their Lives Over To Christ(tr)

    11/29/2016 9:33:51 AM PST · by heterosupremacist · 23 replies
    http://shoebat.com ^ | 11/29/2016 | Andrew Bieszad
    Full Title : Millions Of Muslims Are Giving Their Lives Over To Christ And It Is Becoming So Huge That The Muslim World Can Barely Hide It Any Longer According to a Christian convert named Reza, in 1994 there were about 100,000 Christ followers in Iran. “Right now, there are 3 million,” he told CBN News. Reza believes this is the handiwork of the Holy Spirit that is sweeping over the predominantly Muslim Middle East country of more than 79 million people. CBN News recently met and talked with Reza and other Iranian believers outside of their country in central...
  • Christian Leader Of Russia: Trump Is Only American Leader Who Gives Hope to Persecuted Christians

    11/25/2016 11:50:03 PM PST · by detective · 2 replies
    shoebat.com ^ | November 25, 2016 | Theodore Shoebat
    Shortened title. Full title: Major Christian Leader Of Russia Declares: Trump Is The Only American Leader That Gives Hope For Persecuted Christians Patriarch Kirill of Russia declared that Trump is the only American leader that gives hope for Christians in fighting off the Islamic State, a great persecutor of Christians. According to one report: Patriarch Kirill, the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church, has said that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is the only American politician to give Russians, and Christians, hope in successfully fighting off the Islamic State terror group. Kirill made the remarks in an interview with Russia Today,...
  • Norwegian Church Denounces Luther’s Anti-Jewish Writings

    11/25/2016 10:38:24 AM PST · by Steelfish · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 25, 2016
    Norwegian Church Denounces Luther’s Anti-Jewish Writings November 25 STOCKHOLM — Norway’s state Lutheran Church has condemned the anti-Jewish legacy of Martin Luther, the 16th century German theologian who started the Protestant Reformation. In a statement issued Friday ahead of next year’s 500-year anniversary of the Reformation, the Church of Norway’s General Synod said some of Luther’s writings were later used in anti-Semitic propaganda, including in Nazi Germany. Noting that such propaganda was also spread in Nazi-occupied Norway during World War II, the synod said that “in the Reformation anniversary year of 2017, we as a church must clearly distance ourselves...
  • German Protestants Officially Renounce Converting Jews to Christianity

    11/22/2016 6:58:45 PM PST · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | 11/17/16 | Tom Heneghan
    (RNS) Tackling a delicate issue as it begins its yearlong celebration of the Reformation’s 500th anniversary, Germany’s main Protestant church has officially renounced its mission to convert Jews to Christianity. In practice, the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD), made up of 20 regional Lutheran, Reformed and United churches, mostly gave up efforts to convert Jews in the decades after the Holocaust, and closing that chapter should have been a formality. But officially abandoning the “Judenmission,” or Mission to the Jews, turned out to be theologically complicated. In Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus gave his Apostles the Great Commission to “make disciples of...
  • Coup Purge: Turkey Ousts Only Christian Mayor

    11/22/2016 11:10:41 AM PST · by detective · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Nov 2016 | Edwin Mora
    The only Christian mayor in Turkey, a U.S. NATO ally, has been removed as part of a purge by the ruling Islamist government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan following an abortive coup earlier this year. “A massive purge by the Turkish government of politicians and officials accused of being supporters of the network of Fethullah Gulen — the Turkish Islamic preacher, continued this week with the sacking of Februniye Akyol, the first Assyrian Christian to be elected co-mayor in Turkey, in the city of Mardin,” reports Independent Catholic News.
  • Church in Northern Iraq Reopened After Two Years Under IS Control

    11/21/2016 5:13:53 PM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 11/20/16 | Mohammed al-Ramahi and Azad Lashkari
    BASHIQA, Iraq (Reuters) - The bells have rung out after two years of silence in the Mar Korkeis church in the town of Bashiqa, some 15 km (10 miles) north of Mosul, Islamic State's last major city stronghold in Iraq. Kurdish Peshmerga fighters retook the town on Nov. 7, ending two years of rule by the hardline Sunni group which persecuted Christians and other minorities in the Nineveh plains, one of the world's oldest centres of Christianity. Women trilled to celebrate the moment when a new crucifix was erected on the church, replacing one that was broken by the Islamic...
  • 'Duck Dynasty' to End Its Run After 11 Seasons of Faith, Fun, and Mayhem

    11/21/2016 8:44:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/21/2016 | Chris Queen
    The Robertson family, a clan who originally made their fortune in a business making duck calls and other hunting-related products, has been a reality television staple since 2012, when their series Duck Dynasty began airing on A&E. After 11 seasons, the Robertsons are calling it quits, according to a video announcement the family made after this week's season premiere. "This will be our final season," Jase Robertson said. "After five years we've decided as a family for this to be the final chapter of the 'Duck Dynasty' series." Si Robertson added: "May God bless each and every one of...
  • "Allah, Kill the Despicable Christians" Muslim Persecution of Christians

    11/21/2016 5:25:00 AM PST · by detective · 14 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | November 20, 2016 | Raymond Ibrahim
    "Allah, kill the despicable Christians. Allah, kill each and every last one of them...." — 16-year-old Muslim son of an Islamic cleric living in Belgium. "ISIS is not the problem... They shaved my head, they put my head in freezing cold water and then into boiling hot water. They burned their cigarettes on me, they electrocuted me." — Majed el-Shafie, imprisoned and tortured in Egypt for converting to Christianity. A Christian girl faces death threats if she does not return to her Muslim abductor who forcibly converted her to Islam. The family of a Christian girl who was kidnapped, raped,...
  • Fashion Designers Are Boycotting Melania Trump. Shouldn't Bakers and Florists Have the Same Right?

    11/20/2016 4:15:51 PM PST · by Twotone · 86 replies
    Reason ^ | Nov. 19, 2016 | Stephanie Slade
    "As one who celebrates and strives for diversity, individual freedom, and respect for all lifestyles, I will not participate in dressing or associating in any way with the next First Lady," wrote fashion designer Sophie Theallet in an open letter this week. People magazine reports Theallet, who has designed and donated clothes for outgoing First Lady Michelle Obama numerous times over the last eight years, may not be alone: "A source tells People, 'This has already been going on for months. Designers wouldn't lend to Melania, Ivanka or Tiffany, so they either bought the items themselves or wore Ivanka's brand....
  • Iraq's Displaced Christians 'Will Go Back Home,' But Not Before Their Safety is Assured

    11/18/2016 5:16:01 PM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Aid to the Church in Need ^ | 11/14/16 | Maria Lozano
    We need time for reconstruction--to make these villages livable againNEW YORK—According to a leading Iraqi prelate, the country’s displaced Christians currently stranded in Kurdistan are unlikely to be able to return to their homes on the Nineveh Plane until Mosul is liberated and the region is completely pacified. In an interview with international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), Chaldean Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil, Kurdistan, predicted that it won’t be until summer 2017 that the proper conditions will be achieved, including the reconstruction of damaged villages and security guarantees. Meanwhile, an estimated 40,000 Christians will soon...
  • TX Baptists exercise church discipline over marriage issue

    11/18/2016 1:43:15 PM PST · by fwdude · 7 replies
    OneNewsNow ^ | November 18, 2016 | Bill Bumpas
    A religious watchdog organization is applauding a denominational group for its handling of a sexual ethics issue. The Baptist General Convention of Texas, aligned with the Southern Baptist Convention, recently notified a Dallas and an Austin church that their stances on affirming sexual relationships outside the scope of biblical marriage between a man and a woman puts them outside the bounds of cooperation with the state convention. That means the BGCT will no longer accept funds from the church, seat its messengers to the annual meeting and allow the church to express affiliation with the state convention, among other things.