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  • Muslim Woman Leaves Islam, Converts To Christianity, And Marries A Christian Man. Her Family...

    08/02/2015 7:48:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 8/2/15 | Theodore Shoebat
    A Muslim woman in Pakistan, named Nadia, left Islam and converted to Christianity. She ended up marrying up a Christian man named Aleem Masih. Her family was so enraged that they captured them, and shot Aleem to death; they shot Nadia as well, she survived but is in very critical condition, and according to the doctors she will most likely not survive. According to one Pakistani report: Nadia’s father kidnapped the couple, and he let the rickshaw driver leave while the couple remain seated in the rickshaw on gun point and then he brought the rickshaw in the farms and...
  • Syrian Christians Wed in Bombed-Out Church

    08/01/2015 2:09:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Women of Grace ^ | July 31, 2015
    More than 2,000 locals who were driven out of their hometown of Homs, Syria, returned on July 12 to witness a moment of sweet triumph as a young couple married inside the wreckage of their beloved church.The Daily Mail is reporting on the bitter sweet story of Fadi and Rana, 28, two refugees of the years-long Syrian civil war, who met in a refugee camp. Fadi, a university graduate who was working at a pharmaceutical factory in the city before he was forced to flee, fell in love with Rana while they were both working for the U.N. Refugee Agency.When...
  • POPE WARNS OF "GENOCIDE" AS PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS RISES WORLDWIDE

    07/31/2015 9:20:45 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 36 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    Christians may be the most persecuted group in the world, and their persecution is on the rise. As Islamic extremism takes hold and repressive governments step up their campaigns against Christianity, the Pope has been moved to warn of “a form of genocide”, and for campaigners to speak out over “religio-ethnic cleansing.”
  • Wheaton College to Drop Student Health Insurance Because of 'Obamacare' Birth Control Mandate

    07/30/2015 8:06:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/30/2015 | Samuel Smith
    Due to an objection with an Affordable Care Act mandate that requires health insurance plans to offer base birth control, Wheaton College has announced that it will no longer offer health insurance to its students to avoid conflicting with the institution's Christian convictions. The decision, announced to its students on July 10, effectively strips about a quarter of the suburban Chicago non-denominational liberal arts school's undergraduate and graduate students of their health care plans, which is about 700-plus individuals. As one of the most contested aspects of Obamacare has been the requirement for health insurance plans to provide birth control...
  • Mystery reliquary found under America’s first Protestant church

    07/30/2015 2:08:28 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | July 30, 2015 | Madeleine Teahan
    Historians speculate that early settler leader could have been a Catholic spy Historians have discovered four bodies and a mystery Catholic reliquary under the first English Protestant church in America.In an extraordinary turn of events, graves have been discovered under what used to be the floor of America’s first Protestant church in Jamestown, Virginia – the church where Pocahontas married the English colonist John Rolfe.The graves include the bodies of Captain William West, who was killed by Indians, Rev Robert Hunt, Jamestown’s first Anglican minister and Sir Ferdinando Wainman, the first English knight buried in America. The grave of...
  • China's Christians protest 'evil' Communist campaign to tear down crosses

    07/27/2015 11:19:17 AM PDT · by detective · 1 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 27, 2015 | Tom Phillips
    Christian leaders – including an 89-year-old bishop – have taken to the streets of eastern China to protest against an “evil” campaign to remove crosses that many see as a coordinated Communist party attack on their faith. Activists say more than 1,200 crosses have been stripped from churches in Zhejiang province since the government initiative began in late 2013. There has been a spike in such actions in recent weeks. On Friday, around 20 Catholic clergy staged a rare public demonstration in Wenzhou – a coastal city known as the “Jerusalem of the East” – including Vincent Zhu Weifang, its...
  • Please Pray – Chick-fil-A Just Received Tragic News – This is VERY SAD (Founder's wife passed away)

    07/26/2015 9:53:30 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 29 replies
    thepoliticalinsider.com ^ | 7/26/2015 | TPIWriter
    Officials of Chick-fil-A have announced Jeannette McNeil Cathy, the wife of the restaurant chain’s late founder, Truett Cathy, has died. She was 92. The restaurant chain we love serves delicious sandwiches. They are also a company run by Christian conservatives who stand up for traditional values. Jeannette attended New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and married Truett Cathy in 1948. The two met when she was 8 years old! Their love was meant to be. She supported Truett Cathy while he worked to support the Chick-fil-A brand in 1967. He credited her for strengthening his Christian faith, which is why every...
  • Kenyan Pastors to Obama: Don't Bring 'The Gay Talk' Here

    07/23/2015 5:01:30 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 10 replies
    CBN News ^ | July 22, 2015 | George Thomas
    NAIROBI, Kenya -- President Barack Obama heads to Kenya this week for a global economic summit. It will be Obama's first visit as president to his father's homeland. While some hope the trip will bring closer ties between our two countries, there's one subject many Kenyans don't want the president to talk about: gay rights and same-sex marriage. The streets are already buzzing in anticipation of his arrival, with polls showing Obama enjoys widespread popularity among Kenyans. "I think this is a guy who really appreciates his roots," said one resident of the capital city. "Because he is our brother,...
  • UK is Denying Refuge to Christians Fleeing ISIL, Say Church Leaders

    07/23/2015 4:51:42 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Charity launches petition with backing of Lord Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, calling on the Government to provide a safe haven for Christians fleeing jihadi tyranny in Syria Church leaders have accused David Cameron of “turning his back” on Christians facing genocide in Syria and Iraq by failing to offer them refuge in the UK. Lord Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, led criticism aimed at the Government for failing to provide a safe haven to Christians trying to flee the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil). He will sign a petition that is being launched on...
  • Syriac-Assyrians welcome US statement on self-government and self-defence [Christians]

    07/21/2015 4:57:52 AM PDT · by huldah1776
    Middle East Monitor ^ | July 21, 2015 | N/A
    Christians in Syria have welcomed the statement by US General John Allen, the special coordinator of the International Coalition against ISIS, in which he recognised the need for all peoples in Syria to have some degree of autonomy when they are freed from tyranny. The Syriac-Assyrians made their comments in a press release in which they also welcomed the continuing efforts of the coalition against ISIS. "This demonstrates," they said, "that the war against the militant group is a war to defend the whole of humanity." against the militant group is a war to defend the whole of humanity." There...
  • Cruz religious rally to feature Gortz Haus owners (Sued for not hosting "gay marriage")

    07/20/2015 10:12:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Des Moines Register | July 20, 2015 | Matthew Patane
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/elections/presidential/caucus/2015/07/21/cruz-religious-rally-video-featuring-odgaards/30445803/
  • 6 THINGS CHRISTIANS CAN DO ABOUT SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

    07/20/2015 6:55:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 7/20/15 | Sean McDowell & John Stonestreet
    “It’s over,” he told me (John) grimly. “We’ve lost.” These words came from a wounded warrior, a pastor who had dedicated much of his ministry to calling Christians to apply their faith in the public square and to opposing things like same-sex marriage... Informed and articulate Christians can make a difference.... 1. We can change our reputation from those who hate gays to those who love them.... 2. We must tell the truth about same-sex attraction, homosexual sin, and same-sex marriage..... 3. We can stop implying in our words and actions that homosexual sin is worse than all other sexual...
  • A Time for Resistance (Protestant Caucus)

    07/20/2015 8:11:08 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 20 replies
    Monergism.Com ^ | 06/27/2015 | John Hendryx
    Institutionalizing Sin It is a very interesting time to be alive. By His grace, may God grant us an outpouring of His Holy Spirit in extra measure that we might resist every urge to accommodate to the philosophy of this age or remain silent on the new institutionalization of sin. Make no mistake, the recent Supreme Court ruling on re-defining marriage will have far-reaching ripple effects on every aspect of our society ... and it will require us as Christians to resist by disobeying every law which would force us to compromise the gospel. And while yesterday may have been...
  • Christians being 'bullied' by society to change minds on gay marriage, argues Sydney archbishop

    07/19/2015 5:53:23 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 12 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | July 16, 2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney has argued that Christians who hold a traditional view of marriage are being "bullied" by society into changing their minds on gay marriage, noting that couples find themselves in an "uncomfortable position." "There are voices in our culture that no longer think marriage need be for life, or be open to children, or be exclusive, or be between man and wife," Fisher said at a homily, according to a Catholic News Service report on Wednesday. He added that "some politically, culturally and commercially powerful forces are determined to silence any alternative to the politically correct...
  • All Creation Must Reject the Supreme Court Decision, Part 1

    07/19/2015 8:05:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 19, 2015 | Michael Youssef
    Most of the arguments in support of the recent Supreme Court decision regarding same-sex marriage have been positioned in terms of “equality,” “justice,” “fairness,” and “non-discrimination.” And arguments opposed to the decision have often been framed by “not wanting to change what has been practiced for thousands of years.” But the most important argument has often been missing. That is, the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision flies in the face of Creation itself, as well as the Creator. Let me explain. The creation bond between God and humankind is embedded in two ordinances: Sabbath Rest and Marriage. They stand as two...
  • Scorned Christian Bakery Breaks Online Fundraising Record

    07/18/2015 2:45:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 86 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 18, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    Sweet Cakes by Melissa owners Aaron and Melissa Klein had the audacity to defend their religious beliefs two years ago, and they suffered mightily. When a lesbian couple, Laurel and Rachel Bowman-Cryer, requested a cake from the Oregon-based Christian bakers for their wedding, the latter politely declined because doing so would violate the religious edicts they so strongly follow. The Kleins’ religiously motivated decision prompted the gay couple to sue, and the Oregon labor commissioner ruled that the Kleins would have to shell out $135,000 in damages. Thanks to Americans who still cherish religious freedom, however, it appears this Christian family...
  • Donald Trump in Vegas: Obama Won’t Let Syrian Christians Into USA (VIDEO)

    07/18/2015 4:07:10 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 68 replies
    gateway Pundit ^ | July 11 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Over the past several years Syrian Christians have been desperately trying to smuggle themselves out of Syria as ISIS tells them to convert or die. The Obama White House sa far has ignored their desperate plight. snip Today in Las Vegas Donald Trump attacked the Obama administration’s policies that have allowed thousands of Syrian Muslims in the country while Christians from Syria suffer.
  • This Jewish man survived Nazi Germany. Now he's rescuing Christians from ISIS

    07/17/2015 4:45:12 AM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    cna ^ | July 17, 2015
    George Weidenfeld at the Axel Springer 100th Anniversary Ceremony on May 2, 2012. Credit: Getty Images. London, England, Jul 17, 2015 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- George Weidenfeld was barely eighteen when Nazi forces occupied his homeland of Austria in 1938. He may not have lived to see his 95th birthday – celebrated this year – if not for the selflessness and generosity of Christians during World War II.    Weidenfeld was one of countless other Jewish youths who were evacuated from Nazi-occupied countries and resettled in England through Christian-led initiatives similar to the famous Kindertransport train program. When he...
  • Donald Trump Made Huge Announcement To All Christians … He’s The Only One Saying This

    07/15/2015 4:19:42 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 194 replies
    Donald Trump isn’t afraid to say what needs to be said. Now the billionaire, television personality and presidential aspirant has a straightforward message for Christians. “The Christians are being treated horribly because we have nobody to represent the Christians. Believe me, if I run and I win, I will be the greatest representative of the Christians they’ve had in a long time,” Trump said in a recent interview. In the midst of persecution in the Middle East by Islamic extremists and persecution at home by liberals who would take away the freedoms of religion and expression, Christians need a champion....
  • Because a man hears what he wants to hear…

    07/15/2015 5:26:44 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-15-2015 | MOTUS
    Lord Weidenfeld, 94, a Jewish British citizen, is spending his own money to rescue 2000 Christians from the Islamic State terrorists in Syria and Iraq.  He’s doing this to show his gratitude to the religion that rescued him from the Nazis in occupied Austria in 1938.In today’s politically correct world however, where “no good deed goes unpunished,” he is being criticized for not offering to rescue Muslims who are also being persecuted by the Islamic State. Fortunately for the world, members of the Greatest Generation are far more capable of practicing judicious pragmatism than their progeny. Allow Lord Weidenfeld to...
  • Abandoned and Betrayed, Iraqi Christians Rise Up to Reclaim Their Land

    07/14/2015 7:05:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    The National ^ | July 12, 2015
    When ISIL attacked the Christian town of Qaraqosh last year, it was only the latest in a series of disasters to befall one of Iraq’s oldest communities. Flush with success after chasing the Iraqi army out of Mosul, the group quickly advanced into the nearby Nineveh plains, forcing an estimated 200,000 Assyrian Christians to flee, according to the NGO Reach Initiative. Most have sought shelter in refugee camps in the autonomous Kurdish region that borders Nineveh province, where they are now pondering their future in a country they feel does not want them. Some are forming militias with the intent...
  • Taxing churches is a form of religious persecution — and liberals need to stand against it

    07/14/2015 8:31:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    The Week ^ | 07/14/2015 | Damon Linker
    How long will it be until we begin to see a movement — egged on by activists, encouraged by receptive judges — to revoke the tax exemptions currently enjoyed by churches? A few months? A year? I don't know precisely when it will happen. But I do know that it's going to happen. The arguments have already begun. New York Times religion columnist Mark Oppenheimer recently made the case against such tax exemptions in a much-discussed essay for Time. We also know that the solicitor general of the United States believes that the opposition of religiously affiliated institutions to same-sex...
  • Christians Obligated to Resist Unjust Supreme Court Gay Marriage Ruling

    07/14/2015 9:31:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/14/2015 | BY REV. MARK H. CREECH
    Thomas Jefferson once wrote, "If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it; he is obligated to do so." Without question, it was this principle that a coalition of religious leaders had in mind, when 16 days in advance of the U. S. Supreme Court's decision, they stated in a Washington Post advertisement that they would not abide by a ruling that gives homosexuals a constitutional right to marriage. The ad, which covered a full page, featured "key signers" such as David and Jason Benham, Ambassador Kenneth Blackwell, Alveda King, former U.S. House Speaker Tom...
  • New England Witch Hunts Revisited

    07/14/2015 8:57:34 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/14/15 | Ray DiLorenzo
    Mob mentality and hysteria has no place in society and is dangerous. It has gone too far. Let it end now! It seems we have entered a new version of the 17th century witch hunts in New England. The country now finds it acceptable to persecute people for their beliefs, religion and political persuasion as well as looking in every corner for something that offends. In a country gone mad, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are racist. Gender restrictions in bathrooms are sexist. Santa Claus saying “ho, ho, ho” is offensive to prostitutes. ‘Manhole’ is now ‘maintenance hole.’ In Seattle,...
  • Were Christians Who Campaigned for Same-Sex Marriage Duped?

    07/14/2015 7:41:08 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 35 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | July 06, 2015 | Eric Metaxas
    Both before and after the Supreme Court’s ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, some Christians argued that allowing same-sex couples to marry is not inconsistent with traditional Christian teaching on marriage. At the heart of these arguments is the assertion that same-sex relationships are, to borrow a phrase from gay writer Andrew Sullivan, “virtually normal.” That is, same-sex relationships are, with one very obvious exception, not all that different from traditional marriages. Thus, just as the Supreme Court held that similarly-situated couples should be treated equally under law, similarly-situated couples should be treated equally in our churches. The problem is that...
  • Trump: We Must Allow Persecuted Christians Into America

    07/13/2015 12:08:26 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 43 replies
    shoebat.com ^ | July 13, 2015 | Theodore Shoebat
    (Title too long: Donald Trump Just Declared: We Have To Protect Our Persecuted Christian People By Allowing Them Into America, Obama Is Not Letting Persecuted Christians Into Our Country, But He Is Allowing Muslims!) Donald Trump just declared that we have to protect our Christian people in Syria by allowing them entry into America, affirming that Obama and his administration are deliberately blocking Christians from coming into America, while allowing Muslims to come into the country. Here is the video which was filmed in Trump’s recent speech in Las Vegas: https://youtu.be/KdmTpHE7ZoU Notice how Trump calls the persecuted Christians “our people,”...
  • On the Wrong Side of God, Evolution and Humanity

    07/12/2015 1:04:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 12, 2015 | Frank Turek
    We’ve been told that people who want to maintain the man-woman definition of marriage are “on the wrong side of history.” Perhaps so. Maybe “history,” which is determined largely by how people behave, will continue to move toward making marriage genderless in the 90 percent of governments that still maintain the natural definition. But remember, Moses was on the wrong side of the golden calf. And Lincoln’s emancipation proclamation was on the wrong side of Dred Scott—the 1857 Supreme Court decision that declared blacks were “so far inferior that they had no rights.” Thus, being on the wrong side of...
  • After Four Months, Why Are 20 Chaldean Iraqi Christians Who Fled ISIS Still Detained by Immigration

    07/11/2015 10:44:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | July 10, 2015 | Ray Nothstine
    After Four Months, Why Are 20 Chaldean Iraqi Christians Who Fled ISIS Still Detained by Immigration Officials? [ Full title ]. ... Despite having family members to sponsor them, a group of 20 Chaldean Christians who fled ISIS have been detained for over four months at the Otay Detention Facility in San Diego. The large Chaldean community in Southern California are unhappy with the unexplained delays and are demanding their release. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) claim they are undermanned and face a backlog of cases but have offered little to the media about the prolonged detention of the...
  • How to Respond to the Rising Tide of Anti-Christian Hatred

    07/11/2015 6:52:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 11, 2015 | Michael Brown
    In the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s decision on marriage, which effectively codifies Bible believers as bigots, the attack on conservative Christian values has reached fever pitch. This is not the slightest surprise, as I and many others have been warning for some time now, but the ferocity and ugliness of it is still shocking, and it is something we must be prepared for. The other day I posted on Twitter, “Much has changed since the SCOTUS decision, but more has not changed. Jesus is still Lord, the world is still fallen, Satan is still raging.” An “equality” advocate responded...
  • How Should Devout Christians Treat Their Gay Neighbors?

    07/10/2015 9:07:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/10/2015 | Clem Boyd
    As I scan the societal landscape I see that acceptance of homosexual identity and behavior, and same-sex marriage has grown. I now find my biblical point of view is the minority perspective. If a well-known Christian says that homosexual lust and sexual activity is a sin, even if that person urges kindness and respect for all, words like "hater" and "bigot" are tossed around rather freely. And then, in the midst of all this, Jesus calls me to love my neighbor, which includes those who identify as homosexuals. I can offhandedly note to myself and others that God's accepting, forgiving...
  • Do Christians Even Have a Chance Against Oregon’s Bureaucracy?

    07/08/2015 4:46:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/08/2015 | David French
    On July 2, Brad Avakian, commissioner of Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI), ordered Aaron and Melissa Klein to pay $135,000 in damages for “emotional, mental and physical suffering” to a lesbian couple after the Kleins — owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa — declined to bake a cake celebrating their same-sex wedding. Avakian also ordered the Kleins to “cease and desist” from “publishing, circulating, issuing or displaying, or causing to be published . . . any communication to the effect that any of the accommodations . . . will be refused, withheld from or denied to, or...
  • Colorado court to hear baker's appeal over gay wedding cake

    07/07/2015 12:14:47 PM PDT · by PROCON · 25 replies
    UPI ^ | JUly 7, 2015 | Tomas Monzon
    DENVER, July 7 (UPI) -- A Colorado appeals court is scheduled Tuesday to hear the case of Jack Phillips, a baker who refused to bake a cake for a gay wedding. Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips is appealing an order he received to cease his anti-gay policy or face fines instead. The dispute began in 2012, when gay newlyweds Charlie Craig and David Mullins visited the bakery in Denver after being married in Massachussetts.
  • Russell Wilson Says He and Ciara Will Practice Abstinence Until Marriage

    07/07/2015 2:36:00 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Sigh ... this is a thing now, people. Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was part of a recent public Q&A session at The Rock Church with pastor Miles McPherson, a man who spent four seasons as a defensive back for the Chargers. The topic of Wilson's personal life came up — specifically, his girlfriend Ciara, who happens to be a critically acclaimed recording artist. Wilson, a man of strong faith, told McPherson a story about telling a friend that Ciara was the girl he wanted to be with before he ever met her. The discussion about his personal life continued with...
  • Kenya protesters warn Obama not to bring up gay rights in visit

    07/06/2015 5:34:59 PM PDT · by PROCON · 19 replies
    AFP ^ | July 6, 2015 | Raphael Ambasu
    Nairobi (AFP) - Kenyan anti-gay protesters marched in Nairobi Monday warning US President Barack Obama not to speak about gay rights when he visits the country of his ancestors later this month. "We do not want Obama and Obama, we do not want Michelle and Michelle," they chanted. "We want Obama and Michelle and we want a child!" "It is important for us as Kenyans to know that the US is not God, and thus we cannot follow them blindly," said protest organiser and evangelical Christian pastor Bishop Mark Kariuki. Kariuki said Obama was welcome to visit "his father's home"...
  • 'That's not my calling': Joel Osteen on why he's mum on hot issues such as gay union

    07/06/2015 6:07:46 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 107 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 03 July 2015 | Czarina Ong
    While American evangelists such as Franklin Graham and Rick Warren are not afraid of speaking on sensitive topics such as same-sex marriage, abortion, or political strife, Joel Osteen prefers not to discuss those while at the pulpit, saying those topics often "turn people off." During a recent interview with WBUR's "Here & Now" radio program, Osteen said everybody has his or her own calling, but tackling politically controversial issues is not something that he has been called out to do. "I have friends who are very political. They're pastors and that's what their thing is. But I think sometimes, in...
  • NBC Cancels A.D., The Bible Continues (may live elsewhere)

    07/06/2015 10:13:35 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 60 replies
    NBC has canceled A.D. The Bible Continues after just one season, Deadline reports. The miniseries, created by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, was a follow-up to their record-breaking miniseries The Bible, and chronicled the early days of modern Christianity. A.D., which premiered on Easter, was positioned as an event series at NBC, but Downey, Burnett and the network had indicated that subsequent seasons were part of the plan. It's possible that the show will continue on another platform
  • The New Post-Homophobic Christianity: Christians are going to adapt to the new America just fine

    07/05/2015 11:16:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 07/05/2015 | Sally Kohn
    Since the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges that legalized marriage equality in America, some conservative Christians have been downright apoplectic. In a ridiculously offensive analogy, right wing anti-equality zealot Bryan Fischer tweeted: From a moral standpoint, 6/26 is now our 9/11.— Bryan Fischer (@BryanJFischer) June 26, 2015 Channeling a similar anger, though in a more commonly heard form, Fox News commentator Todd Starnes tweeted: If you thought the cultural purge over the Confederate flag was breathtaking -- wait until you see what LGBT activists do with Christians.— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) June 26, 2015 Meanwhile, Rod Dreher of the American...
  • THE BENHAM BROTHERS – WHATEVER THE COST (Christian call to activism by Charles Stanley follows)

    07/05/2015 8:03:50 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 7 replies
    InTouch.ORG ^ | Aired On 03 Jul 2015 | First Baptist Church Atlanta, Charles Stanley
    "If your theology is not your biography, then your theology is worthless.” That’s a lesson David and Jason Benham learned from their dad growing up. In this special (video) message, the brothers describe what it took to live out this principle under intense media pressure brought on by their faith.
  • Polygamy could be the next sexual liberation campaign

    07/04/2015 1:22:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The London Spectator ^ | July 2, 2015 | Ed West
    Back in the early 1990s when the kind old 17th Duke of Norfolk was special guest at prize-giving night at our school he remarked that in Islam one was allowed up to four wives. ‘What a nightmare,’ he quipped, ‘imagine having four mothers-in-law’ (or something to that effect). I think back at the joke as indicative of a more innocent age; if he had said that now, some little Pavlik Morozov in the assembly would have tweeted his outrage and by the time the Duke left the building he would have been trending on Twitter, forced to step down as...
  • Between Assad And ISIS, Syrian Christians Have Much To Fear

    07/03/2015 8:40:38 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 15 replies
    World Crunch ^ | July 2, 2015 | Rana Rizq
    Fighting between the government of Bashar al-Assad and various opposition forces continues to intensify in Daraa province, in southern Syria. For religious minorities, the rising conflict means living in fear of persecution. By either side. “In my village, Namir, there is no difference between Christians and Muslims,” Nour, 28, who studied English literature and fled with her parents during a regime assault, told Syria Deeply. “We all had to leave.” Since the emergence of hard-line armed groups such as the Islamic State and the Nusra Front (Jabhat al-Nusra), several minority groups – among them Christians, Alawites, Shiites, Druze and others...
  • Happy Independence Day: State of Oregon fines Christian bakers $135,000 over a wedding cake

    07/03/2015 6:20:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/03/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    The last we had heard from Aaron and Melissa Klein, the former owners of Sweet Cakes in Oregon that lost their bakery business after refusing to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, the site GoFundMe had shut down their crowdfunding operation. That was in April, but the drama was not over for the Kleins, who faced a stiff fine for their allegedly discriminatory conduct. Aaron and Melissa defended themselves in media interviews in an attempt to prevent the state of Oregon from further penalizing them, but Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian went even further than anyone might...
  • Oregon imposes gag order on Christian bakers in gay wedding case

    07/03/2015 9:53:58 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 88 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/03/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Aaron and Melissa Klein ordered not to talk publicly about their faith. I don’t know if you’ve followed the case of Sweet Cakes by Melissa. This is the now-closed bakery in Oregon that has become a target of state officials because its Christian owners declined to bake a cake for a lesbian wedding. Not only has the business been forced to close, the state has fined the Kleins $135,000. But it gets worse. Much worse. Now that state has responded to a radio interview the Kleins gave by ordering them to no longer talk publicly about why their faith compels...
  • The New York Times's Anti-Christian Hypocrisy

    07/03/2015 5:30:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/03/2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Once again, this time by the New York Times, it has been proven that the only group that it is politically correct to bash or offend is Christians. They turn the other cheek and forgive those who trespass, rather than behead and bomb, or storm newspaper offices to murder and maim. That much was admitted by New York Times editor for standards Phil Corbett in defending the newspaper’s decision to publish Monday a picture of Pope Benedict XVI fashioned out of condoms, after being among those that refused to publish the Charlie Hebdo cartoons of the Mohammed that prompted a...
  • Ex-Gay Gospel Singer Donnie McClurkin Under Fire After Speaking Out Against Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

    07/03/2015 5:47:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/03/2015 | BY CHRISTINE THOMASOS
    Donnie McClurkin, the pastor and gospel music singer who said God delivered him from "the curse" of homosexuality, is now under fire from critics after speaking out against last Friday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling which made same-sex marriage legal nationwide. McClurkin, 55, received some harsh criticism after he shared his interpretation of the Bible's position on homosexuality on Facebook last Friday. We've just received the answer from man's Supreme Court ... we already received the answer from GOD," the pastor of Perfecting Faith Church in New York wrote. "With NO REGARD to what the Supreme Court of MAN decrees ......
  • Christian Preachers Brutally Beaten at Gay Pride Festival (Seattle)

    07/01/2015 5:17:40 PM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 6/30/15 | Todd Starnes
    Two street preachers were brutally beaten—punched and kicked—by a crowd at a gay pride festival in Seattle and the entire melee was captured on video. The preachers were holding signs reading "Repent or Else" and "Jesus Saves From Sin." The video shows a group of people initially screaming and threatening the men during Pridefest at the Seattle Space Needle. Television station KOMO reported that some of the attackers belonged to a group called NOH8.
  • Why Are (Some) Megachurch Pastors Silent on LGBT Issues?

    07/01/2015 1:18:54 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 44 replies
    charisma news ^ | 6/19/2015 | Daniel K. Norris
    God is not silent, but His pulpits are! An article addressing gay marriage and transgender issues came across my newsfeed. It stood out because the reporter quoted a response from, "a megachurch pastor, who asked not to be named."1 The pastor of this megachurch did a fantastic job of clearly stating what the Bible had to say concerning marriage and gender. However he apparently felt it necessary to do so behind the cloak of anonymity. Why? Is this where we are in the church in America? Are we so afraid of the controversy and backlash of the political correctness police...
  • Yes, I Am One of the Pod People

    07/01/2015 7:44:53 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 5 replies
    sgberman.com ^ | 7/1/15 | Steve Berman
    Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance: the five stages of grief.  As a Christian, I’ve gone through these over the last few years, and now I’ve arrived at acceptance. I denied that God could remove His hand from our blessed country, America; that divorce among Christians was just as prevalent as the non-religious.  I denied that our youth were ever more questioning Christian teaching and doctrine, and were leaving the faith of their parents in droves.  I denied that the country was becoming more and more deaf to our 24/7 obsession with preaching the Gospel.  I denied that the church was...
  • 40 Questions for Christians Now Waving Rainbow Flags

    07/01/2015 7:04:30 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 36 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | Jul 01, 2015 | Kevin DeYoung
    For evangelicals who lament last Friday’s Supreme Court decision, it’s been a hard few days. We aren’t asking for emotional pity, nor do I suspect many people are eager to give us any. Our pain is not sacred. Making legal and theological decisions based on what makes people feel better is part of what got us into this mess in the first place. Nevertheless, it still hurts. There are many reasons for our lamentation, from fear that religious liberties will be taken away to worries about social ostracism and cultural marginalization. But of all the things that grieve us, perhaps...
  • The Church's Finest Hour (Pastor Charles Lawson) (video) (How did your church respond this Sunday?)

    06/29/2015 9:31:43 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | 6-28-2015 | zion4131
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlzL4OwfW8kSunday (Morning) Preaching: Jun 28 2015 Culture Wars and Supreme Court's Endorsement of Sodomite/Gay Marriages. Scripture: II Chronicles 7:14
  • Six arrested at Houston's Lakewood Church after heckling senior pastor Joel Osteen

    06/29/2015 6:39:59 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 103 replies
    Christian Exam ^ | Jun 29, 2015 | Kimberly Pennington
    Six people were arrested and charged with criminal trespass Sunday after heckling Joel Osteen, pastor of Lakewood Church. Houston's ABC News Affiliate reports the disruption began following the praise and worship. "The praise and worship was good. His wife had just delivered a quick message. And the moment he started to preach, somebody gets up and they yell, 'Joel Osteen,' you're a liar,'" said Anwar Richardson who posted a video to Twitter of one of the arrests. Richardson, his wife, and son were visiting from Austin, Texas. With thoughts of the June 17 shooting at Charleston, South Carolina's Mother Emanuel...