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  • Local church to hold four-day celebration of assault rifles

    02/21/2018 6:39:35 AM PST · by RBW in PA · 14 replies
    Pike County Courier ^ | 20 February 2018 | Frances Ruth Harris
    NEWFOUNDLAND — A multi-day festival to celebrate assault rifles begins in Pike County just one week after one was used to gun down more than 30 people, 17 fatally, in a Parkland, Fla., school. In recent years, the famous Moon family has brought to Pike County both a company that sells assault rifles and a church that puts them at the center of religious observances. The church's pastor and his followers say their devotion to the AR-15, a weapon of war used again and again in the nation's worst mass shootings, is rooted in Christian love. They do not see...
  • Church Protection Act Advances in Alabama

    02/19/2018 12:16:30 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 18 February, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    An Alabama representative, Lynn Greer (R), has filed a bill to clarify Alabama law to include churches with dwellings that have protection under the law to use deadly force to protect the people inside from attack.  On 15 February, 2018, the bill was passed with overwhelming support, 40 to 16, in the House.  39 Republicans and 1 Democrat voted for the bill, 2 Republicans and 14 Democrats voted against it. From montgomeryadvertiser.com: The bill, sponsored by Rep. Lynn Greer, R-Rogersville, would add houses of worship to the state’s 2006 law, allowing a person to use physical force against anyone...
  • Liberal Church of Sweden Set to Lose 1 Million Members, Start Selling Its Property

    02/18/2018 2:20:31 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/18/2018 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The liberal-leaning Church of Sweden is expected to lose over one million members in the next 10 years, insiders have said, and will soon have to start selling property it can no longer support. Börje Holgersson, chairman of the church council of Lima-Transtrand in Västerås, said in an article for SVT, the Swedish national public TV, that the parish "simply can't afford to make ends meet." A translation by Breitbart News on Wednesday noted that fears are that the Lutheran church, which has around six million baptized members in the country, will see a dramatic drop in membership over the...
  • What is a Cult?

    02/10/2018 7:10:14 AM PST · by tiredofallofit · 62 replies
    Running Away From My Church Blog ^ | 2/07/18 | Robert Messner
    When I tell people about my childhood church, they will usually insist that I was in a cult. While I strongly suspect that they are correct, I never thought of myself as a cult member. Sure, my church may have shunned the outside world and taught that it alone possessed “the truth” but we never had to swear our undying loyalty to the leaders or live in a compound or drink poison. Should you wish to stop attending the church, you were free to do so, but you had to accept that the members who remained were no longer your...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Bergoglio calls for "dare I say – at a bold cultural revolution”

    01/29/2018 12:40:32 PM PST · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    Vox Cantoris ^ | January 29, 2018 | Vox Cantoris
    The arrogance of this man. He even knows by his "dare I say" how inflammatory a statement he is about to make. http://www.lastampa.it/2018/01/29/vaticaninsider/eng/the-vatican/the-pope-asks-catholic-universities-for-a-cultural-revolution-Yktf3rHxCR10bKNrbj9uyH/pagina.html“on the cultural level of academic training and scientific study, a broad and generous effort at a radical paradigm shift, or rather – dare I say – at “a bold cultural revolution”.   http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/apost_constitutions/documents/papa-francesco_costituzione-ap_20171208_veritatis-gaudium.html Think that's it? Do you doubt the next requirement is for priests and bishops to sign-on and swear loyalty to the Magisterium of Francis? Since when is the teaching of the Roman Pontiff separate from the Magisterium of the Church? If the Roman Pontiff teaches...
  • Pastor Who Confronted Police After Arrest in East Haven Church Resigns

    01/26/2018 1:30:48 PM PST · by TexasGurl24 · 33 replies
    nbcconnecticut.com ^ | 1/26/2018 | nbcconnecticut.com
    An East Haven pastor who confronted police officers after they went into her church to arrest a suspect in a violent case of domestic violence has resigned. The pastor, Rev. Care Goodstal Spinks, confronted police officers outside Old Stone Church after they arrested 34-year-old Ryan Champlin. Police said Champlin went to the church Tuesday after assaulting his 59-year-old mother following an argument about him not paying to live at their residence. When Champlin’s mother tried to call 911, her son pushed her to the ground, police said. Champlin's mother locked herself in her bedroom, but her son kicked the door...
  • Bold About What?

    01/26/2018 3:30:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 26, 2018 | Mike Adams
    Every now and then, I visit other churches in order to see what kinds of traditions they observe and what kinds of issues they tackle in their weekly worship services. Last weekend, I visited a non-denominational church. As I write this column on a Thursday morning, I am on my fourth day of trying to figure out what the pastor actually said, if anything. To be frank, I suspect that the pastor is still trying to figure out what he actually said, if anything.The thesis of the sermon, which was given to a church heavily populated with college students, seems...
  • East Haven Cops Have Public's Support in Church/Pastor Flap (Moonbat UCC pastor)

    01/25/2018 5:02:41 PM PST · by BillyBonebrake · 17 replies
    East Haven (CT) Patch ^ | January 25, 2018 | Jack Kramer
    The East Haven Police on Wednesday released a video of the Pastor confronting officers and trying to block them from taking an accused violent offender, who hid inside the church, back to police headquarters for processing. Police said the Pastor was "extremely irate" that police officers entered her church to search for a violent fugitive who had just attacked his mother repeatedly with a telephone in their home Tuesday. The Pastor physically attempted to stop police officers from leaving with the accused including jumping in front of the police car, police said. The Pastor demanded that police release the accused...
  • Arson Damages Historic 129-Year-Old Pasadena [CA] Church

    01/14/2018 8:07:30 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 01/13/2018
    A fire damaged a 129-year-old Episcopalian church Saturday morning in Pasadena and statues outside the building were defaced, prompting an arson investigation. ...House of Worship Task Force also was summoned to investigate, according to Bastman. “At this time investigators are not calling this a hate crime, but referring to it as arson, graffiti, vandalism and a burglary,” said Lisa Derderian of the Pasadena Fire Department. The building, which was built in 1889, is the oldest church along the Arroyo Seco waterway, according to the church’s website.
  • Should Church Be Exciting?

    01/13/2018 10:03:11 PM PST · by tiredofallofit · 59 replies
    Running Away From My Church Blog ^ | 1/13/2018 | Robert Messner
    One of my favorite places to sit and work is Panera Bread. No, this is not a plug for Panera Bread! It’s just that I enjoy the atmosphere – something about it helps me to complete my tasks more efficiently. I can sit in a booth for hours and lose myself in my work despite the noise around me. But once in awhile I will tune into that noise and pick up on some interesting conversations. Especially about church. Sometimes there will be a pastor sitting nearby talking about church matters with a staff member. More often than not, however,...
  • Historical church vandalized in Boyd County (Kentucky)

    01/05/2018 11:01:57 AM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | Jan 5, 2018 | WOWK
    BOYD COUNTY, KY (WOWK) - Community members are in shock after a church was vandalized in Boyd County, KY. The vandalism occurred at the Rush Community Church, a historical building over 100 years old. ***PICTURES ON LINK****
  • Russia’s Orthodox Church has opened 30,000 places of worship in last 30 years

    01/02/2018 2:16:20 PM PST · by NRx · 6 replies
    Aleteia ^ | 01-02-2018 | Zelda Caldwell
    Russia’s Orthodox Church has opened 30,000 churches over the last 30 years, although it is expected to take until 2050 to return to what it was before the 1917 revolution, reported The Tablet. “Houses of worship aren’t built as architectural or artistic monuments – they’re there for the people,” Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev, the Moscow Patriarchate’s external relations director told Rossiya-24 TV. “And we don’t build churches to obtain impressive statistics, but because people want them. It shouldn’t be forgotten that the construction or renovation of most churches is financed by the faithful – both small people and big entrepreneurs.” Metropolitan...
  • Nine people are killed at a Coptic Christian church in Cairo before police shoot dead gunman...

    12/29/2017 6:14:38 AM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Dec. 29, 2017 | Julian Robinson for MailOnline and Afp
    FULL TITLE: Nine people are killed at a Coptic Christian church in Cairo before police shoot dead gunman and capture a second attacker Gunmen have killed at least nine people after opening fire at the entrance of a Coptic Christian church in Egypt this morning. Two attackers went on the rampage outside Mar Mina church south of the capital Cairo before one of them was shot dead as he tried to storm the building. The church was being guarded by police in the run-up to Orthodox Christmas celebrations next week. A picture of the gunman's corpse showed a bearded man...
  • Egypt attack: Gunman attacks church in southern Cairo

    12/29/2017 3:14:37 AM PST · by Lonely Bull · 4 replies
    BBC News ^ | 29 December 2017
    At least one gunman has attacked a church in the Helwan district of southern Cairo, say reports. At least two police officers were killed in the attack, say local reports, before the gunman was himself killed by police. Another gunman may have escaped.
  • Hungarian government helps reconstructing 5,500 churches in the region

    12/27/2017 4:31:45 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 3 replies
    The Hungarian government contributed to the reconstruction of 5,500 churches and community buildings in the Carpathian Basin, Miklos Soltesz, Minister of State for Church, Nationality and Civil Society Relations told Kossuth Radio on Tuesday. In the recent years, the government forged an alliance with the churches too, during the last seven and half years great changes have happened in public service and charitable work, he said. The Christian democrat politician highlighted that the change has been felt across the border too, 5,500 churches and community buildings have been reconstructed in the Carpathian Basin with the Hungarian government’s help. Soltesz stressed...
  • At 'Pot Churches,' Marijuana Is the Sacrament

    12/22/2017 7:02:07 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    12/22 | Barbara Feder Ostrov
    At 'pot churches,' marijuana is the sacrament
  • Open Carry at The Vertical Church with AR15 and Radio

    12/14/2017 4:25:40 AM PST · by marktwain · 29 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 December, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Open carry at The Vertical Church in Yuma is common. It is not so common to see a rifleman outside of the front entrance. The Church takes security seriously. There is a dedicated security team that has several members at each service. Some members carry openly, some carry discreetly. There is nearly always double coverage as most security team members serve at one service and attend worship at another. Team members switch between open carry and discreet carry as is convenient. Members of the security team have a high percentage of active, former, and retired military and police. The...
  • Conquer Yourself First

    12/06/2017 4:03:13 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/06/17 | Jimmy Reed
    Conquer yourself first — then the unkindness of others won’t conquer you Many lessons my boyhood best friend and mentor Jaybird taught me seemed foolish at the time, but along with me they matured, and now serve as guideposts in my life. One of those lessons was about kindness. Jaybird believed that no act of kindness, however small, is wasted. Even so, the old black man sometimes displayed a less-than-kindly nature when the actions of others angered him, but if I was close by he did his best to respond in a civil manner.
  • Massachusetts church adds list of mass shootings to nativity scene

    12/05/2017 6:24:42 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 5, 2017
    A church in Massachusetts hopes to inspire its parishioners to take action by placing a list of recent mass shootings inside its nativity scene, Boston 25 News reported. St. Susanna’s Parish in the town of Dedham posted a list of cities where the shooting occurred and the death tolls directly behind the infant Jesus, Mary and Joseph, the report said.
  • Black Churches Vandalized by Black Guy

    11/28/2017 7:31:07 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | Nov. 28, 2017 | Moonbattery
    A wild spree of unrestrained hate targeted five black churches in New Jersey: ***tweet on link*** Care to guess the race of the culprit? Sure enough: A Morristown man was arrested Sunday in connection with the vandalism of five New Jersey churches over the weekend, authorities said. Zuri C. Towns, 45, confessed to breaking signs and windows at the predominantly African-American churches, according to the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office. To the surprise only of moonbats, Towns is a person of politically preferred pigmentation. Security footage obtained by The Post shows the suspect, clad in a hoodie and jacket, walking briskly...