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  • CA Governor Orders Churches Closed

    07/13/2020 5:35:40 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 36 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 7/13/20 | William Mahony
    'Modification' of 'stay-at-home order'SAN DIEGO (ChurchMilitant.com) - California's Democratic governor Gavin Newsom is shutting down churches — again. Newsom announced the closing Monday of dine-in restaurants, wineries, movie theaters and bars statewide, along with churches in 30 out of 58 California counties. The order went into effect "immediately," according to a tweet from the Office of the Governor. The tweet explained the state "is closing some indoor business operations statewide and additional indoor business operations in counties on @CAPublicHealth Monitoring List for 3 consecutive days." Los Angeles, San Diego and Santa Barbara counties are among the 30 jurisdictions under new...
  • NY Times Publishes ‘Inaccurate’ Article Calling Churches ‘Major Source’ of COVID-19 Cases

    07/13/2020 12:19:30 PM PDT · by Zenyatta · 25 replies
    Faith Wire ^ | 7/8/2020 | Tré Goins-Phillips
    After finding 40 churches connected to around 650 cases of the coronavirus, The New York Times is calling Sunday worship services “a major source” of COVID-19 cases. “The virus has infiltrated Sunday sermons, meetings of ministers and Christian youth camps in Colorado and Missouri,” reads the Times piece. “It has struck churches that reopened cautiously with face masks and social distancing in the pews, as well as some that defied lockdowns and refused to heed new limits on numbers of worshipers.” The story does, of course, link to legitimate cases — like Calvary Chapel in San Antonio, where around 50...
  • Arrest made in fire at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ocala

    07/11/2020 6:23:08 PM PDT · by bitt · 15 replies
    ocala.com ^ | 7/11/2020 | AUSTIN MILLER
    Marion County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a Dunnellon man and accused him of setting a fire Saturday morning inside Queen of Peace Catholic Church. The blaze caused significant damage but no one was injured. In an interview with sheriff’s Detective John Lightle, suspect Steven Anthony Shields said he has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and is not taking his medication. Shields said that what he did “awesome,” and he smiled and laughed while he was questioned at the Sheriff’s Office, according to an arrest affidavit. Referring to himself as the “king” and saying he was on a “mission,” Shields told the...
  • Man crashes vehicle into Ocala church and sets it on fire with parishioners inside

    07/11/2020 12:07:25 PM PDT · by zadox · 43 replies
    https://www.ocala-news.com/ ^ | July 11, 2020 | https://www.ocala-news.com/
    Marion County sheriff’s deputies and crews from Marion County Fire Rescue were called to the church, located at 6455 State Road 200, at 7:35 a.m. after a 911 caller reported the vehicle crash and fire in the lobby area of the building.Crews from Friendship Fire Station #21 arrived on scene at 7:40 a.m., followed closely by Liberty Fire Station #32. The firefighters made an aggressive interior attack and had the flames under control within seven minutes of arrival. The man, whose name hasn’t yet been released, led sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed chase before eventually being taken into custody. No...
  • California’s Governor Forbids Christians From Singing in Church Houses

    07/04/2020 3:15:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 4, 2020 | Todd Starnes
    Golden State Christians have been ordered by California's governor to stop singing in church. This is a direct assault on the First Amendment, as I warned folks about in my new book, "Culture Jihad: How to Stop the Left From Killing a Nation." "Californians are still free to attend their house of worship. But they’re forbidden from singing or chanting," read the lead paragraph in a story published by the Sacramento Bee. The new guidance for places of worship was issued on July 1. "Discontinue singing (in rehearsals, services, etc.), chanting, and other practices and performances where there is increased...
  • BLM Ignits TARGET Grace Baptist Church [ Church has an AR-15 raffle ]

    07/08/2020 5:16:42 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 7 replies
    The Amazing Lucas Via YouTube ^ | 7/8/20 | The Amazing Lucas
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  • Why Pornography is the Greatest Threat to Today's Church

    07/08/2020 3:28:24 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 62 replies
    Pure Life ^ | 2017 | Steve Gallagher
    If it is true that one out of every five men sitting in America’s pews is saturating his mind with the evil images of pornography, how does this effect the overall level of godliness in the Church? It seems that the general urgency to live a consecrated life is at an all-time low. Self-centered living seems to have replaced true sacrificial love. A hunger for God has been exchanged for a lust for entertainment. While the Church is weathering a fierce spiritual onslaught from without, the godly character needed for this battle rots within. I believe in the Church Triumphant....
  • Military Members Are Losing Their Religious Freedom While Trying To Protect Yours

    07/08/2020 7:46:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 8, 2020 | Anominous
    https://thefederalist.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Screen-Shot-2020-07-07-at-5.03.12-PM-998x665.png> The Navy last week asked my husband to sign his name to a new restriction broadly “prohibiting,” in bold letters, a multitude of activities “to include indoor religious services” and even to discourage “in-person use” of “drive-in spiritual services.” While we maintain a faint hope that the military doesn’t really mean to restrict religious practices, the latest restrictions preclude nearly all indoor religious services — even those adhering to COVID-19 guidelines. The Catholic Masses my husband and I attend are vastly better spaced than the grocery or liquor stores where he can shop, or even the authorized Chick-fil-A drive-through...
  • People leaving German church at record rate

    07/07/2020 8:36:53 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    The Tablet ^ | July 1, 2020 | Christa Pongratz-Lippitt
    Germans leaving Church at record rate Bishop Georg Bätzing of Limburg, the newly elected chairman of the German Bishops’ Conference, at a press conference on his election this year. Michael Debets/Zuma Press/PA Images The German bishops’ conference announced on Friday that a record 272,771 people left the country's Catholic Church in 2019. The number represented an increase of more than 56,000 on the 216,000 who left in 2018, and exceeds by a large margin the previous record of 218,000 leaving in 2014. The figures are part of a growing countrywide exodus from the Christian Churches. The German Protestant Church saw a similar...
  • Catholic Schools, Cut The ‘White Privilege’ Lectures And Teach About Marxism’s Evils

    07/06/2020 7:26:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 6, 2020 | Carina Benton
    Teach About Marxism’s Evils We cannot allow another generation to emerge from our schools so ignorant of communism's horrors that they see no problem in courting, dabbling with, or even passively accepting one of history’s most noxious ideologies.
 My child’s Catholic school sent home a letter to parents this week recommending “conversations about white privilege” to encourage “compassionate hearts and confident minds.” Regurgitating the radical-left bile that fuels the fires of resentment and division will not enrich students emotionally or intellectually. Instead, Catholic schools should teach students about the evils of Marxism.Marxist apostles are orchestrating the chaos and violence plaguing...
  • Navy Bans Personnel From Attending Church

    07/04/2020 1:51:10 PM PDT · by fwdude · 48 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 07/02/20 | MIKE BERRY, ESQ. , GENERAL COUNSEL, FIRST LIBERTY INSTITUTE
    For the tens of millions of Americans of faith who worship together regularly, the onset of COVID-19 has been a spiritual tragedy. Houses of worship of every faith and denomination have been emptied by government fiat. ... One person who wants to be in church is Major Daniel Schultz of the United States Air Force. A devout Christian, Major Schultz is active in his church and is a member of the worship team. He attends church each week because he believes gathering with his fellow believers is an essential practice of his faith. Major Schultz is currently assigned to a...
  • California Unveils Lions' Den For Christians Who Sing In Church

    07/03/2020 3:54:02 PM PDT · by DFG · 5 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 07/03/2020
    In a solemn ceremony today, Governor Gavin Newsom of California dedicated a lions' den for Christians who sing in church against the government's orders. Newsom's advisers had approached him and suggested the move. "May Governor Newsom live forever!" they said, bowing prostrate before him. "We, your humble advisers, have all agreed that you should issue an edict and enforce the decree that anyone who sings to any god, except SCIENCE or Black Lives Matter, shall be thrown into the lions' den." Governor Newsom thought about it and said, "OK. Shall we pass a law or something?" "No, you just declare...
  • California Bans Singing in Church

    07/03/2020 7:03:41 AM PDT · by 444Flyer · 86 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/2/2020 | Joel B. Pollack
    "The State of California has banned singing in any indoor religious services, even with masks on, under new guidelines issued by the Department of Public Health to control the spread of the coronavirus. The new guidelines state (emphasis added): Even with adherence to physical distancing, convening in a congregational setting of multiple different households to practice a personal faith carries a relatively higher risk for widespread transmission of the COVID-19 virus, and may result in increased rates of infection, hospitalization, and death, especially among more vulnerable populations. In particular, activities such as singing and chanting negate the risk- reduction achieved...
  • Singing In Houses Of Worship Banned Under New Order From Newsom As Pandemic Worsens

    07/02/2020 5:59:57 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 64 replies
    Sac Bee ^ | 07/02/20 | Dale Kasler
    Californians are still free to attend their house of worship. But they’re forbidden from singing or chanting.Updated COVID-19 guidelines issued Wednesday by the state Department of Public Health require churches and other houses of worship to “discontinue singing and chanting activities.”In previously allowing religious organizations to reopen in late May, the state merely said these institutions should “strongly consider discontinuing singing, group recitation, and other practices and performances.”  Health agencies such as the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say shouting or singing can spread the coronavirus just as easily as coughing or sneezing.California’s health department agrees, and as Gov. Gavin Newsom begins...
  • No Religious Services for Navy Personnel

    07/01/2020 6:29:03 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 7/1/20 | David Nussman
    Making access to sacraments more difficultThe U.S. Navy is prohibiting service members from leaving base to go to church. In an information dispatch last week, "indoor religious services" are on a list of off-base places and gatherings that Navy members are prohibited from attending — alongside "parades," "night clubs" and "casinos." But the dispatch goes even further, and says service members, their families, military contractors and others should avoid using "drive-in spiritual services." For Catholics, this would include things like a parking lot Mass or a drive-thru confession line — measures seen around the country in response to the coronavirus...
  • Has Anyone Read "White Awake"? What Did You Think?

    06/30/2020 7:21:43 AM PDT · by OrangeHoof · 19 replies
    Intervarsity Press ^ | 06-30-2020 | OrangeHoof
    One of my former churches is beginning a series based on a book called "White Awake" by Daniel Hill. (https://www.ivpress.com/white-awake-ebook) The book is published by InterVarsity Press (IVP), a respected evangelical Christian publisher. A blurb at the site contains the following: Hill began a journey of understanding his own white identity. Today he is an active participant in addressing and confronting racial and systemic injustices. And in this compelling and timely book, he shows you the seven stages to expect on your own path to cultural awakening. It's crucial to understand both personal and social realities in the areas of...
  • One of the very biggest reasons yet for why the lockdown is a scam: A federal judge struck down Cuomo’s and de Blasio’s lockdown orders for churches because the lockdown did not apply to Black Lives Matter protests

    06/26/2020 7:51:04 PM PDT · by grundle · 16 replies
    Wordpress ^ | June 26, 2020 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    One of the very biggest reasons yet for why the lockdown is a scam: A federal judge struck down Cuomo’s and de Blasio’s lockdown orders for churches because the lockdown did not apply to Black Lives Matter protests My list of reasons why the lockdown is a scam can be read at Here are 150 reasons why I’m against the COVID-19 lockdownsHere’s a new one that I’ll be adding the next time I update my list.A federal judge has ruled against the lockdown on churches and synagogues by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio,...
  • Statement from Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband on Federal Court's Religious Liberty Ruling Concerning New York City and New York State

    06/26/2020 7:49:57 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 7 replies
    justice.gov ^ | June 26, 2020 | DOJ
    Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband of the Civil Rights Division issued the following statement in response to the federal court ruling today regarding religious liberty in New York City and New York State:"Today’s federal court decision is a win for religious freedom and the civil liberties of New Yorkers. Government cannot discriminate by protecting free speech and the right to assemble while threatening or limiting religious exercise – it must protect all rights guaranteed under the First Amendment. The court’s decision is consistent with positions and arguments made by the United States Department of Justice in similar filings and...
  • Western churches should rethink white Jesus, Church of England head says

    06/26/2020 7:15:23 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 48 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 26, 2020 | 5:29pm | Natalie O'Neill
    The Anglican church should rethink depictions of Jesus as a white man in traditional Christian imagery, the head of the Church of England said Friday. Justin Welby, archbishop of Canterbury, was asked in an interview with BBC Radio 4 if the Western mindset that Jesus looked Caucasian needs to be reconsidered in light of the Black Lives Matter movement. “Yes of course it does, this sense that God was white … You go into churches [around the world] and you don’t see a white Jesus,” he said. “You see a black Jesus, a Chinese Jesus, a Middle-Eastern Jesus — which...
  • Black Lives Matter activist tells rioters to protest Catholic parish for being ‘Trump supporters’

    06/25/2020 2:55:56 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 28 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 25, 2020 | Dorothy Cumming McLean
    Black Lives Matter activist tells rioters to protest Catholic parish for being ‘Trump supporters’ 'I would like to see if we can organize a group to protest here ASAP' St. Anne Catholic Church in San Diego, California. It is run by the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter PETITION: Urge U.S. Catholic Bishops Conference to defend Catholic heritage and statues! Sign the petition here. SAN DIEGO, California, June 25, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) ― A Black Lives Matter activist used social media to call on mobs and rioters to protest a Catholic parish in San Diego, saying that the “white” parishioners did not think...