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  • Idiot spray-paints [n-word] on Dan’s church . . . and the pastor offers the most awesome response ev

    07/03/2015 9:39:01 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/03/15 | Dan Calabrese
    And yeah, we used the word, because we're going to deal with instead of running from it I got a phone call yesterday morning from my pastor, wanting my help with a matter that had come up. That in itself is not unusual, but the nature of the matter was. In recent weeks we’d had a series of break-in attempts at the church, and while they hadn’t succeeded in getting inside the building, they had stolen the very large grill we keep outside for church barbecues and other special events. Well that can be replaced, although not cheaply. But whoever...
  • South Carolina Church Fire [Likely Due to] Lightning

    07/02/2015 7:35:26 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 24 replies
    (CNN) — Federal investigators suspect lightning may have caused the fire at the Mount Zion AME Church in Greeleyville, South Carolina, senior officials in the FBI told CNN contributor Tom Fuentes. The FBI has been working with the National Weather Service to determine whether heavy storms in the area contributed to the fire. A forensic report from CNN meteorologists shows that there were four strikes in the immediate vicinity of the church at 7:18 p.m. ET Tuesday.
  • Tony Perkins speaks at FBC Dallas

    07/01/2015 8:05:30 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 8 replies
    FBC Dallas ^ | 06/28/15 | Tony Perkins
    Tony Perkins from the Family Research Council, spoke at FBC Dallas and addressed how Christians should respond to what's happening in this country. It's worth a listen
  • Secret DOJ Memo To Legalize '12 New Perversions,' Including Bestiality And Pedophilia

    07/01/2015 4:47:49 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 29 replies
    Right Wing Watch ^ | July 1 2015 | Kyle Mantyla
    Tom DeLay appeared on Newsmax TV yesterday, where he told host Steve Malzberg that, just as he had predicted, all Hell is now breaking loose because of the Supreme Court ruling striking down gay marriage bans. Things are now so out of control, DeLay said, that he even knows about a "secret memo" from the Justice Department aimed at legalizing "12 new perversions," including bestiality and pedophilia. "We've already found a secret memo coming out of the Justice Department," DeLay claimed. "They're now going to go after 12 new perversions, things like bestiality, polygamy, having sex with little boys and...
  • Vanity: Church Burnings, False Flags, Disinformation and Russia

    07/01/2015 9:10:42 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 8 replies
    Ion Mihai Pacepa, born 28 October 1928 in Bucharest, Romania) is a former three-star general in the Securitate, the secret police of Communist Romania, who defected to the United States in July 1978 following President Jimmy Carter's approval of his request for political asylum. He is the highest-ranking defector from the former Eastern Bloc, and has written several books and news articles on the inner workings of the communist intelligence services. In 2013, Lt. Gen. Pacepa published "Disinformation: Former Spy Chief Reveals Secret Strategies for Undermining Freedom, Attacking Religion, and Promoting Terrorism" co-authored with law professor Ronald Rychlak, a prominent...
  • Fanning the Flames of Another Black Church Arson Hoax

    07/01/2015 5:37:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    America is still reeling from the horrific Charleston, S.C., massacre at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church that claimed the lives of nine innocent people. The last thing the community and our country need are hysterical journalists compounding the pain with inflammatory reporting on an unsubstantiated "epidemic" of black church arsons. On Monday, a Baltimore Sun lead editorial decried "a series of mysterious fires at African-American churches across the South" in the wake of the Charleston murders. The newspaper cited a "pattern" of attacks, including what it claimed was an "uptick in attacks on 37 black churches in the South" in...
  • South Carolina church fire: Mt. Zion AME burns in Greeleyville

    06/30/2015 9:18:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 66 replies
    cnn.com ^ | June 30, 2015 | Ben Brumfield and Sam Stringer, CNN
    (CNN)A fire broke out at the Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Greeleyville, South Carolina, on Tuesday. Up to 50 firefighters fought to extinguish the blaze, a fire official said. As yet, authorities do not know what caused it, said Williamsburg County Fire Chief Randy Swinton. The local sheriff, local police and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division have also responded to the fire at the traditionally black church. The FBI and five agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is also investigating, said ATF Special Agent Tom Mangan. "Anytime there is a house of worship...
  • What your Church Needs to Know- and Do- About the Court's Marriage Ruling

    06/30/2015 7:15:06 AM PDT · by keats5 · 32 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 6/30/2015 | Erik Stanley
    By now, you have heard the Supreme Court issued its long-anticipated decision that imposed a 50-state same-sex marriage mandate. Pastors and churches have exhibited a great degree of uncertainty preceding this moment, wondering what the effect will be on their ministry. Now that the decision has been released, though, we can respond with greater clarity. Here are the immediate things you need to know.
  • Let's Make All Non-Political Giving Tax-Deductible

    06/29/2015 7:34:14 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 8 replies
    sgberman.com ^ | 6/29/15 | Steve Berman
    Time Magazine wasted no time in calling for the end of tax exemptions for religious institutions, with writer Mark Oppenheimer firing the initial salvo.  Oppenheimer writes the “beliefs” column for The New York Times, in which he studies religious matters with the alacrity of a medical examiner performing an autopsy: God is dead, let’s find out what killed Him. I have a different view on the subject, that God’s not dead, but attempts to kill Him surely result in self-impalement on His extremely sharp sword.  Churches don’t need tax-exempt status for God’s sake, but for society’s sake, and I offer...
  • TIME Op-Ed: Now’s the Time To End Tax Exemptions for Religious Institutions

    06/29/2015 7:01:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    TIME ^ | 06/28/2015 | Mark Oppenheimer
    The Supreme Court's ruling on gay marriage makes it clearer than ever that the government shouldn't be subsidizing religion and non-profits Two weeks ago, with a decision in Obergefell v. Hodges on the way, Sen. Mike Lee of Utah introduced the First Amendment Defense Act, which ensures that religious institutions won’t lose their tax exemptions if they don’t support same-sex marriage. Liberals tend to think Sen. Lee’s fears are unwarranted, and they can even point to Justice Anthony Kennedy’s opinion in Friday’s case, which promises “that religious organizations and persons [will be] given proper protection.” But I don’t think Sen....
  • It Begins: New Calls To Strip Churches of Tax Exempt Status After Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

    06/29/2015 5:02:53 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 103 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 6/29/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    For years conservatives and proponents of religious liberty in America have warned that if same-sex marriage became legal, the left would then pursue revoking the tax exempt status for religious institutions, particularly Christian churches, around the country. Just days after the Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that gay marriage is a constitutional right, progressive activists like Mark Oppenheimer of the New York Times are calling for tax exempt statutes to be stripped. The Supreme Court's ruling on gay marriage makes it clearer than ever that the government shouldn't be subsidizing religion and non-profits. Rather than try to rescue...
  • Sundays will never be the same

    06/28/2015 6:37:20 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/28/15 | Judi McLeod
    While the witch-hunt against Confederate flags, statues, paintings and even stained glass windows continues to distract the masses, it’s really the churches Big Government most covet Now that Gay Day June 26th has come to pass, and Barack Obama had the White House flooded in the colours of the gay rainbow, Sundays will never be the same. Sunday, that is, as the day Christians come to church to worship the Creator. The progressives want Sunday, and as sure as Lucifer is now calling the shots, they will be coming for it. Sunday, the day of rest, will ultimately become the...
  • National Socialist Workers Party against the Church, PT II

    06/27/2015 10:39:28 AM PDT · by ealgeone · 12 replies
    wikipedia ^ | 06/27/2015 | unknown
    The Nazis disliked universities, intellectuals and the Catholic and Protestant churches. Their long term plan was to de-Christianise Germany after final victory in the war.[3][10] Their ideology could not accept an autonomous establishment, whose legitimacy did not spring from the government, and desired the subordination of the church to the state.[2] To many Nazis, Catholics were suspected of insufficient patriotism, or even of disloyalty to the Fatherland, and of serving the interests of "sinister alien forces".[11] Aggressive anti-Church radicals like Joseph Goebbels and Martin Bormann saw the conflict with the Churches as a priority concern, and anti-church and anti-clerical sentiments...
  • The Nazis against the church

    06/26/2015 9:53:48 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 8 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | Unknown | Wikipedia
    In 1933, Hitler signed the Reichskonkordat (Reich Concordat), a treaty with the Vatican that required the regime to honour the independence of Catholic institutions and prohibited clergy from involvement in politics.[135] However, the regime continued to target the Christian churches and to try to weaken their influence. Throughout 1935 and 1936, hundreds of clergy, nuns, and lay leaders were arrested, often on trumped up charges of currency smuggling or sexual offences.[136][137] Goebbels widely publicised the trials in his propaganda campaigns, showing the cases in the worst possible light.[136] Restrictions were placed on public meetings, and Catholic publications faced censorship. Catholic...
  • SOME ENCOURAGING WORDS FROM OUR LORD

    06/26/2015 3:59:52 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 19 replies
    self | 06/26/2015 | ealgeone
    16“Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves. 17“But beware of men, for they will hand you over to the courts and scourge you in their synagogues; 18and you will even be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them and to the Gentiles. 19“But when they hand you over, do not worry about how or what you are to say; for it will be given you in that hour what you are to say. 20“For it is not you who speak,...
  • 1,782 Years Old: Inside the Oldest Church in the World

    06/26/2015 2:38:43 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    Church Pop ^ | June 25, 2015
    Marsyas, Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons / ChurchPOP The Church is the mystical body of Christ. In Scripture, Jesus says “where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” (Mt 18.20)So the Church doesn’t strictly need special buildings, because the Church is the people. Nonetheless, from early on, Christians dedicated buildings for their communal worship to God. Most of these early churches are long lost to history, yet a few from the first few centuries still remain, at least in some condition. Here is a picture of the oldest known church that’s still standing (at least partially): Wikimedia...
  • Why the church should neither cave nor panic about the decision on gay marriage

    06/26/2015 11:16:43 AM PDT · by Future Snake Eater · 58 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 26JUN15 | Russell Moore
    As I write this, the Supreme Court has handed down what will be the “Roe v. Wade” of marriage, redefining marriage in all 50 states. This is a sober moment, and I am a conscientious dissenter from this ruling. The Court now has disregarded thousands of years of definition of the most foundational unit of society, and the cultural changes here will be broad and deep. So how should the church respond? First of all, the church should not panic. The Supreme Court can do many things, but the Supreme Court cannot get Jesus back in that tomb. Jesus of...
  • Supremes guarantee national right to gay marriage in 5-4 ruling

    06/26/2015 10:07:12 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 26 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/26/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Justice Anthony Kennedy, as expected, was the deciding vote and wrote the majority opinion. No state now has the right to define what marriage is. Just coming in, but we know it’s a 5-4 ruling, and it’s not limited in scope. Gay marriage is now the law in all 50 states - not because state legislators or voters approved it; in fact, many did just the opposite - but because the Supreme Court has invented a new right every bit as blatantly as it did in Roe v. Wade. Justice Anthony Kennedy, as expected, was the deciding vote and wrote...
  • To the Supreme Court: ‘Mother, May I’?

    06/26/2015 10:05:34 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/26/15 | David Hunter
    The government and the Court should stay out of our bedrooms, our churches and especially our bakeries Equal protection under the law does not equate to equal results in American society. Liberal progressives have co-opted and perverted the intentions of the Founding Fathers in order to promote their divisive anti-American agenda: pitting one group against another; in the case of the marriage issue, the gay community against conservative Christians. The concept of marriage between one woman and one man has informed societies throughout history for thousands of years. Despite its religious connotations and inherently stabilizing influence on society, its primary...
  • CHURCHES ARE THE NEXT TARGET

    06/26/2015 7:18:11 AM PDT · by ealgeone · 149 replies
    self | 06/26/2015 | ealgeone
    The ruling by SCOTUS now legalizing homosexual marriage opens a very dangerous door. The church will be attacked next....and very soon. Mark my words. There will be text cases where homosexual "couples" will go to conservative Bible believing churches and ask to be married there. They will be denied, hopefully, and then the church will be sued for denying Constitutional rights. Will the pastor go to jail? Will the church lose its tax exempt status? It has been the goal of the homosexual community to have the stigma of their lifestyle as accepted by the church. Satan is moving fast....
  • Hero of 1993 church attack calls for being armed

    06/24/2015 9:44:38 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 1 replies
    WND ^ | Published: 6 days ago June 18, 2015 | Bob Unruh
    "The only person who can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun" His experience has been chronicled in book and DVD versions in “Shooting Back: The Right and Duty of Self-Defense.” On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the shooting, he told WND, “The moment of chaos and carnage unfurled is forever etched in my mind.” Van Wyk, who blogs at Mission Liberty, described what happened to him: On Thursday, in told WND, “My heart really goes out to the families of those who are feeling the pain of having lost loved...
  • Face-tracking tech knows when you skip church services

    06/23/2015 9:16:53 PM PDT · by Altariel · 25 replies
    More than two dozen churches around the world have installed a facial-recognition system that monitors which members of the flock have actually shown up for the Sunday sermon. The system is called Churchix and was developed by Israeli software company, Face-six. It continually scans the religious center's CCTV feed and matches congregation members to a pre-existing database of their faces -- reportedly with 99 percent accuracy. Connected fingerprints with faces drawn on them More than two dozen churches around the world have installed a facial-recognition system that monitors which members of the flock have actually shown up for the Sunday...
  • VIDÉO. Les dégâts de la basilique Saint-Donatien, ŕ Nantes, vus du ciel (Translation below)

    06/23/2015 7:12:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    aleteia.org ^ | 22.06.2015 | Arthur Herlin
    Le drone s'élčve depuis le parvis de la place des Enfants Nantais et parcourt l'étendue de la façade de la basilique Saint-Donatien, jusqu'aux campaniles : se dévoile alors ŕ nos yeux l'immense charpente mise ŕ nue, carbonisée. Ces images, pour le moins spectaculaires, ont été réalisées par la société de production Colibri
  • VIDEO: Black middle schooler accuses Obama of ‘politicizing’ Charleston deaths

    06/23/2015 5:01:42 AM PDT · by Freeport · 15 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | June 22, 2015 | Olaf Ekberg
    Georgia middle schooler CJ Pearson just knew President Obama couldn’t help but try to take advantage of the deaths of 9 church-goers in South Carolina. According to Pearson, Obama “politicized this entire thing.” “He took to the podium and talked about how this couldn’t have happened –or shouldn’t have happened — if we would have had gun control … That things like this only happen because people carry guns,” Pearson said. He grew emotional recalling the lives that were cut short by a gunmen who sat with them for an hour, only to kill them. “And you’re (Obama) going to...
  • Black gun rights advocate challenges Obama’s call after church shooting

    06/22/2015 12:15:10 PM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 14 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | June 21, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    A former Marine, Christian pastor and author of “Black Man with a Gun,” Mr. Blanchard wants more black people to protect themselves by embracing the Second Amendment and learning to use firearms, instead of reflexively siding with the gun control movement.
  • Charleston's streets fall silent as massacre church bells toll nine times

    06/21/2015 7:33:29 AM PDT · by brwnsuga · 46 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | June21, 2015 | Chris Spargo
    The Charleston church that was the site of a massacre on Wednesday held its first service since the horrific incident today. Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church opened its doors for their weekly 9:30am service as thousands poured out to support the church, most filling the outside parking lot and street as they could not even get into the building. Just five days ago, nine members of the congregation were shot dead in a racially motivated hate crime at the hands of 21-year-old Dylann Roof. Services began with the organist playing Amazing Grace followed by What a Friend We Have in...
  • Why have we never heard the name Jeanne Assam mentioned in the past few days? On any channel?

    06/20/2015 9:58:04 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 33 replies
  • The First 10 Popes of the Catholic Church

    06/20/2015 12:42:46 PM PDT · by rwa265 · 298 replies
    St. Peter's List ^ | December 17, 2012 | SPL Staff
    Listers, we’ve catalogued the first ten Vicars of Christ for the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church. Save the information on our first pope – St. Peter – all the information presented is taken from the Catholic Encyclopedia and links for further reading are provided. 1. Pope St. Peter (32-67) St. Peter held a primacy amongst the twelve disciples that earned him the title “Prince of the Apostles.” This primacy of St. Peter was solidified when he was appointed by Jesus to the Office of the Vicar – demonstrated by Christ giving St. Peter the Keys to the Kingdom. To...
  • Local churches look to increase security measures in the aftermath of the Charleston shooting

    06/19/2015 12:43:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    KFOX-TV ^ | June 18, 2015 | Meghan Lopez
    In the aftermath of a shooting at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, that left nine people dead and three others injured, religious groups in Texas are looking for ways to protect their parishioners. Pastor Eric Hallback Sr. from the Rock Faith Center was in bible study when word came of the Charleston tragedy. He said he turned to his faith when heard what happened. “I immediately began to pray for peace and comfort for the families,” he said. Hallback said he understands that people be more worried when they attend church this weekend and there may be a sense...
  • Church arson may scare pilgrims away from Israel

    06/18/2015 11:00:12 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 8 replies
    Ynet News ^ | 19 June 2015 | Ahiya Raved, Itay Blumenthal
    The investigation of the suspected arson at the Church of the Loaves and Fishes Thursday morning was transferred to the West Bank nationalist crime department, following suspicion that it was nationalistically motivated and a hate crime. Locals were shocked by the fire and graffiti sprayed on the wall - "and the idols will be cut down." ....
  • Obama: America Must Come To "Grips" With Gun Violence "Collectively"

    06/18/2015 11:23:13 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 85 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 18,2015 | Pam Key
    Thursday while making a statement about the Charleston church shooting, President Barack Obama raised the issue of dealing with guns and gun violence. Transcript as follows: This morning, I spoke with Vice President Biden and with Mayor Joe Riley and other leaders of Charleston to express our deep sorrow over the senseless murders that took place last night. Michelle and I know several members of Emanuel AME church.
  • Shots fired into Saint Matthew Church on Pendleton Street (Memphis, Tennessee)

    06/18/2015 9:39:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    WRCB-TV ^ | June 18, 2015 | Staff
    MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Shots were fired into Saint Matthew Missionary Baptist Church in the 2000 block of Pendleton Street. Officers were told that one of the church's pastors noticed a bullet hole in the front door of the building. It is unknown when the shots were fired, because no one else was at the church at the time. At this time, investigators say there is nothing indicating that the shooting is connected to the shooting in South Carolina. WMC Action News 5's Jerica Phillips is on the scene now to learn more information.
  • The Senseless Death in a Charleston Church Could Have Been Prevented

    06/18/2015 9:40:48 AM PDT · by Sopater · 35 replies
    SGBerman ^ | June 18, 2015 | Steve Berman
    Every time an American community suffers a tragedy involving a firearm, the anti-gun crowd unveils itself in full tribal dress. Wednesday night, a 21-year-old sandy blonde-haired white man with blue jeans and Timberland boots walked into a historically black church in Charleston, S.C. and killed 9 people. That’s a horrible, murderous act, made worse by the fact that the man is still at large. The New York Times reported S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley’s statement about the tragedy. “While we do not yet know all of the details, we do know that we’ll never understand what motivates anyone to enter one...
  • 5-Year-Old Played Dead And Survived Church Shooting That Killed 9 In Charleston

    06/18/2015 9:09:25 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 39 replies
    KFDM.com ^ | June 18,2015 | KFDM.com
    CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Charleston police are searching for a gunman who shot and killed nine people, including a state senator, during a Bible study at a historic Calhoun Street church Wednesday, Chief Greg Mullen said.
  • Horror: Gunman walks into prayer meeting at African-American church in Charleston, S.C., kills 9;

    06/18/2015 8:05:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 31 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/18/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Racial motive expressed? I don’t even know what to say in the course of presenting news like this. I suppose we just wait to learn what - if anything - might have been the motivation of the 21-year-old mass murderer. We don’t know if he knew anyone there or had any sort of connection to the church or the pastor. We don’t even know who he is, at least not for sure, as he remains at large. We just know he walked in and opened fire, and now nine people are dead, including the pastor, who was also a South...
  • Charleston Shooting: The Common Thread Isn’t ‘Race’, It’s Godlessness

    06/18/2015 6:49:07 AM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 13 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 06/18/2015 | Steven Crowder
    I can't post the tweet images in here, so you'd have to find those at the site. Prayers. "I hate that this is where we are in this country. I hate that a reprehensible, stomach-turning act like the Charleston shooting ever takes place. I hate the vitriolic responses to it on twitter. And I really, really hate that I have to write something, anything other than: My prayers are with the victim’s families, and America this morning. I also really hate that that statement in and of itself will generate controversy. There was a time in this country where we...
  • Pictured: The white gunman who shot dead NINE people in mass "race-hate" (Shorten)

    06/18/2015 5:34:52 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 134 replies
    DailyMail.co.uk ^ | June 18,2015 | Charlene Adams,Jennifer Newton
    Police have released CCTV images of a white gunman who shot dead nine people in a cold-blooded race-hate crime at an African-American church in South Carolina on Wednesday night.
  • Charleston shooting: Reports of shooting at church

    06/17/2015 7:45:57 PM PDT · by Duke of Milan · 508 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6-17-2015 | web staff
    Charleston shooting: Reports of shooting at church
  • Christian Millennials - Not An Oxymoron

    06/16/2015 6:51:58 PM PDT · by sheworelemon · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/15/2015 | Chris Beach, Allison Howard
    ...churches should not be afraid to tackle controversial issues such as homosexuality, sexual impurity, and divorce. Where else but in church will young Christians hear Biblical truth and be prepared to handle the most pressing social and cultural issues of our age? Public school? Television? College? To paraphrase Flannery O’Connor, the church must push back as hard as the age that pushes against it.
  • After 100 years of service, Capuchins leave West Side (West Virginia)

    06/15/2015 12:04:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    wvgazette.com ^ | David Gutman, Staff writer
    For more than 100 years, an order of Capuchin Franciscan priests has prayed and preached in the Kanawha Valley, celebrating baptisms and marriages, comforting the bereaved, ministering to the needs of generation after generation of Catholics, always based in a small church on the West Side of Charleston. As of today, the Capuchin presence on the West Side, in Charleston, in the Kanawha Valley and in the state of West Virginia, is no more. The order’s provincial minister, based in Pittsburgh, made the decision to reassign the two remaining Capuchin priests in the state after concluding the community here could...
  • If Christians Want To End Abortions They Should Stop Getting Them

    06/14/2015 9:15:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 36 replies
    patheos.com ^ | June 11, 2015 | Benjamin Dixon
    One of the pillars of the Evangelical marriage to the Republican Party is the Pro-Life movement. By far, this movement is one of the most passionate and mobilized groups in America. But I wonder have they ever taken a moment to ask themselves the question of why, according to the Guttmacher Institute, 65 percent of all abortions are performed on Christian patients (37 percent Protestant and 28 percent Catholic). Sometimes I wonder if they even know this statistic. And if they do, how do they look at themselves in the mirror at night after they have gone to college campuses...
  • Ancient (Byzantine) Church Uncovered During Highway Project in Israel

    06/13/2015 3:41:49 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Live Science ^ | January 10, 2015 | Elizabeth Goldbaum,
    A 1,500-year-old church has been discovered at a Byzantine period rest stop on the road connecting Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, archaeologists announced today (June 10). The ancient road station and church, uncovered during a highway construction project, sit next to a seep spring called 'Ain Naqa'a, which is on the outskirts of Moshav Bet Neqofa, a settlement in Jerusalem. Along the old road, which was likely paved in the Roman period, "other settlements and road stations have previously been discovered that served those traveling the route in ancient times," Annette Nagar, the director of the excavation on behalf of the...
  • Founder says Indianapolis cannabis church has new home

    06/10/2015 5:53:37 PM PDT · by digger48 · 16 replies
    wishtv ^ | June 10, 2015 | ap
    <p>INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The founder of the First Church of Cannabis in Indianapolis says he has found a home for the new church where plans call for members to smoke marijuana at the first ceremony.</p> <p>The Indianapolis Star reports founder Bill Levin is set to announce the purchase Wednesday morning. He says the church building on the city’s Eastside would hold 150 to 200 worshippers.</p>
  • Army refuses to provide Honor Guard for church's July 4th celebration

    06/09/2015 4:22:05 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 35 replies
    fox news ^ | june 9, 2015 | todd starnes
    For nearly two decades, the U.S. Army has provided an honor guard for an Independence Day celebration at a Baptist church that predates the founding of the nation. But this year – that tradition has come to an end. Officials at Fort Gordon say they will not be able to send an honor guard to a July 5th service at Abilene Baptist Church because it violates a military policy banning any involvement in a religious service.  -snip So what changed? Fort Gordon’s Public Affairs Office pointed me to Army Regulation 360-1 – dated May 2011.  The lengthy regulation states Army participation must...
  • Tooji coming out video 'gross misuse of church'

    06/09/2015 9:43:30 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 16 replies
    thelocal.no ^ | 8 June 2015 | Staff
    Norwegian Eurovision star Tooji has come out in scandalous style, releasing a video shot inside an Oslo church in which he has steamy sex with a male priest in front of both altar and shocked congregation. The Bishop of Oslo, Ole Christian Kvarme, on Monday condemned the video as “totally unacceptable” and “a gross misuse of the church”, accusing the video’s producers of misinforming the church about the video’s contents. “My new video Father is Out, and so am I!” Tooji Keshtar, 28, said as he released the video on YouTube on Monday. In the song and video, called the...
  • Demise of real community organizations; government strips role from foundations, church

    06/07/2015 11:35:14 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/07/15 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Which should we support? The real community-benefit organization or the faux service agency run by government and quasi-government? Our decision can make a true difference where we live As the federal government suffers the malaise of dysfunctional community organizers’ organizing, authentic community organizations that perform true service in the neighborhood are experiencing a slow and painful death. Intentionally. Government and quasi-governmental agencies absorb an ever-growing share of funds collected from taxpayers in an effort to dry-up individual donation sources. Under this administration’s expanding taxation on non-profits (and targeting conservative non-profits to dismantle them), the philanthropic boom, birthed in the Reagan...
  • A Gay Atheist Speaks a Timely Word to the Church

    06/01/2015 7:32:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 1, 2015 | Michael Brown
    You know the hour is late when God uses a gay atheist to bring a sobering wake-up call to the Church, but that’s exactly what happened after Ireland, traditionally a bastion of Catholicism, voted to redefine the marriage. The gay atheist was Matthew Parrish, and on May 27th, the Spectator posted his article entitled, “As a gay atheist, I want to see the church oppose same-sex marriage.” Parrish was grieved over the Catholic Church’s response to Ireland’s vote, feeling that it was weak and almost apologetic, like someone arriving late to a major cultural revolution and saying, “Oh my. I...
  • Christian man dating Planned Parenthood worker asks what abortion has to do with him

    05/30/2015 6:11:43 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | May 28, 2015 | saynsumthn
    A man outside a San Diego Planned Parenthood who said his girlfriend worked at the abortion facility was confronted because he claimed to be a Christian. He tells an activist from Abolish Human Abortion (AHA) that he works for a Christian organization called, “Uplift, for intercity youth and children…for Urban people living in faith and trust.” He even gives him a business card. VIDEO ON LINK When told by AHA activist, Todd Bullis that Planned Parenthood rips the arms and legs off unborn babies and crushes their skulls he responded by asking, “What does that have to do with me?”...
  • Birth Control and the Church how did we get here ?

    05/30/2015 3:35:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | May 26, 2015 | saynsumthn
    A documentary film series produced in 2013, but one I have only recently viewed, maintains that the modern church’s stand in accepting birth control is contrary to centuries of early church teaching. Birth Control The Movie was directed by Kevin Peeples based on his own personal journey to answer the question: As a Christian, is birth control up to us? Little did he realize that his journey coincided with producers Scott Matthew Dix and Nathan Nicholson. The series consists of two DVD’s: BIRTH CONTROL: How Did We Get Here?, which looks into why there is no fundamental difference between the...
  • As a gay atheist, I want to see the church oppose same-sex marriage

    05/30/2015 1:13:28 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 48 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 5-27-15 | Matthew Parris
    Is there nobody of any intellectual stature left in our English church, or the Roman church, to frame the argument against same-sex marriage? I see. So now we have the result of the Irish referendum on gay marriage, and now we’ve heard the Roman Catholic Church’s chastened response, we shall have to rewrite Exodus 32, which (you may remember) reports Moses’ (and God’s) furious reaction to the nude dancing and heretical worship of Moloch in the form of a golden calf: the Sin of the Calf in the Hebrew literature. Moses had come down from Mount Sinai bringing God’s commandments...