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  • Blacks Trashing Trump from the Pulpit

    10/17/2017 8:59:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | October 17, 2017 | Lloyd Marcus
    My brother Jerry is a deacon in his all-black church. Jerry called to tell me he confronted his pastor, telling him it is unchristian to include a hateful rant against Trump in every sermon. His pastor firmly believes Trump is a rabid racist. I asked Jerry, "What was your pastor's response?" Jerry said his pastor gave him the same blank stare he always receives from fellow blacks when he states commonsense views that are contrary to Democrat lies believed by that most blacks. Condescendingly, Jerry's pastor said he understood his concerns. Meanwhile, his attacks on Trump from the pulpit continue....
  • Judge Upholds Requirement Forcing California Churches to Pay for Abortions

    09/07/2017 11:25:17 AM PDT · by detective · 31 replies
    Life News ^ | Sep 6, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger  
    Churches in California still are being forced to pay for abortions in their health insurance plans after a federal court dismissed a legal challenge by three churches Friday. Churches across California have been battling the onerous abortion mandate for years with no relief. The troubling situation began in 2014 when the California Department of Managed Health Care reclassified abortion as a “basic health service” under the Affordable Care Act and ordered all insurance plans in the state to begin covering elective abortions immediately. Even churches are not exempt. Friday was another defeat for the churches in Foothill Church v. Rouillard...
  • Churches taking 'next steps' in fight over mandatory abortion funding

    09/02/2017 7:30:04 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 6 replies
    WND ^ | 09/02/2017 | Alicia Powe
    'The court's decision ignores the longstanding freedom of faith communities to act' within their mission! Churches in California are deliberating their next move after a federal court ruled Friday that they must – no exceptions – pay for what they consider sin. It’s the abortion payment funding requirement in their health insurance plans. The Alliance Defending Freedom, a non-profit legal organization dedicated to “advocating for religious liberty, the sanctity of life, and marriage and family,” warned in a statement that its battle with the courts on behalf of the churches for religious freedom is far from over. “If the state...
  • Commandment signs sprout across North Huntingdon (SW Pennsylvania)

    08/27/2017 5:42:22 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 2 replies
    Tribune-Review (Pittsburgh area) ^ | 27 August 2017 | Joe Napsha
    To Shawn Teamann, posting a sign of the Ten Commandments in the front yard of his North Huntingdon home is an affirmation of his faith and his stance against what he sees as an erosion of religious freedom in America. “It's just standing up for what you believe in. We feel religious freedom is being taken away,” said Teamann, a member of the Immaculate Conception Church of Irwin. Immaculate Conception has joined with the two Roman Catholic churches in North Huntingdon — St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and St. Agnes — in distributing about 1,000 signs to members of the three...
  • Bible Study Returns to White House as Trump Cabinet Members Attend Weekly Meetings

    08/01/2017 8:42:06 PM PDT · by Carbonsteel · 13 replies
    Breaking Israel News ^ | 8/1/17 | Valerie Locke
    “Let not this Book of the Teaching cease from your lips, but recite it day and night, so that you may observe faithfully all that is written in it. Only then will you prosper in your undertakings and only then will you be successful.” Joshua 1:8 (The Israel Bible™) The Trump Cabinet’s weekly Bible study meetings, composed of the most influential lawmakers in the country, may be the first such gathering in 100 years, Ralph Drollinger, founder of Capitol Ministries and leader of the study sessions, told Breaking Christian News (BCN), bringing the Bible back to the White House in...
  • Hungary Provides $1.7 Million to Restore Lebanon’s Christian Churches

    07/24/2017 9:05:16 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Hungary is spending $1.7 million (463 million forints) to help restore Christian churches in Lebanon, according to government records. Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has instructed the Minister of the National Economy to transfer this amount, as the Hungarian government aims to help Lebanon’s Christian minority continue living in their own country and also wants to play a role in preserving the Christian identity and presence in the Middle East. Hungary is not only involved in the funding of church restorations in Lebanon, but also in the coordination of these projects, in which the Embassy of Hungary in Beirut will play...
  • Qatar, Saudi Arabia to Islamize One of Europe's Greatest Cathedrals

    07/19/2017 7:17:32 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    The Gatestone Institute ^ | 7/18/17 | Giulio Meotti
    * In Islamic symbolism, Córdoba is the lost Caliphate. Political authorities in Córdoba dealt a blow to the Catholic Church's claim of ownership of cathedral by declaring that "religious consecration is not the way to acquire property". But this is how history works, especially in the lands where Christianity and Islam fought hard for dominion. Why are secularists not pressing Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to give Christians back the Hagia Sophia? No one has raised an eyebrow that "Christendom's greatest cathedral has become a mosque". * The Spanish left, governing the region, would like to convert the church into...
  • Mardin Governor’s Office cancels decision on transfer of Syriac churches (Turkey)

    07/06/2017 6:25:08 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil
    Turkish Minute ^ | July 5, 2017 | TM
    A special commission established under the Mardin Governor’s Office has cancelled a decision to transfer Syriac churches and monasteries to Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate, the Birgün daily reported on Wednesday. Some of the assets, including churches in Mardin province that were owned by the Syriac community, were seized by the Treasury and were planned to be transferred to the Religious Affairs Directorate. Renate Sommer, a member of the European Parliament from the Christian Democratic Union, part of the European People’s Party, also harshly criticized the decision and said the Syriacs were at risk of being wiped out in Turkey. The...
  • Facebook Looks To Take Over Churches and Little Leagues

    06/27/2017 10:45:56 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/27/17 | Judi McLeod
    Arrogant Mark Zuckerberg needs to acknowledge to himself that “some savvy Facebook users, reportedly including Russian hackers, turned the internet platform he built into an online machine that spread fake news and helped elect Trump as President First came Barack Hussein Obama presented to a largely unsuspecting world as the Messiah. Now it’s Mark Zuckerberg. The tenure of Obama’s eight long years, (having branched off into the ‘Resistance’ and still going) proved that those who worshipped at the feet of Barry Soetoro, marketed as the Messiah, are no better off now than they were when he first came into power....
  • Sotomayor Sees ‘Radical Mistake’ in Letting Churches Compete for Playground Grants

    06/26/2017 12:57:29 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 47 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 6/26/17 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the only justice to join Sotomayor in dissenting from the majority’s opinion in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer. Writing for the court, Chief Justice John Roberts, joined in full by liberal Justice Elena Kagan, concluded that a state government could not categorically deny churches that have playgrounds from competing with other institutions in the state grant program. “The Free Exercise Clause ‘protects religious observers against unequal treatment’ and subjects to the strictest scrutiny laws that target the religious for ‘special disabilities’ based on their religious status,” wrote Roberts. “Applying that basic principle, this...
  • AKP usurps the chuches and monasteries in Mardin (Turkish Islam Confiscates Christian Churches)

    06/24/2017 7:44:55 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 29 replies
    ANF News ^ | Saturday, 24 Jun 2017, 10:36 | ANF Mardin
    The AKP government has usurped churches, monasteries and graveyards belonging to the Syriac community in Mardin and handed them over as state property to the Diyanet, Turkey's Presidency for Religious Affairs. According to the Armenian newspaper Agos many churches, monasteries, graveyards and other assets of the Syriac community in the city of Mardin have been usurped and transferred to the state's Treasury and other relevant state institutions. After Mardin became a Metropolitan Municipality, its villages were officially turned into neighbourhoods as per the law and attached to the provincial administration. Following the legislative amendment introduced in late 2012, the Governorate...
  • 47 Groups Sign Letter Demanding End to Johnson Amendment So Churches Have Free Speech

    06/22/2017 8:34:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Life News ^ | June 22, 2017 | Steven Ertelt
    Alliance Defending Freedom joined 47 other signatories to a letter delivered to congressional leaders this week that encourages them to make hearings and votes on the Free Speech Fairness Act a priority. The bill, introduced by Reps. Steve Scalise, R-La., and Jody Hice, R-Ga., in February, would allow non-profit organizations to speak freely in the ordinary course of their business on all matters of life, including elections and candidates, if they choose to do so. ADF has been actively seeking to end enforcement of the Johnson Amendment against churches through its Pulpit Freedom Sunday effort since 2008. “Americans don’t need...
  • Muslim converts breathe new life into Europe’s struggling Christian churches

    06/20/2017 10:47:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/21/2017
    Christianity is making a comeback in Europe – and it’s mostly thanks to Muslims, say experts in Islam and faith leaders. A soaring number of Muslims, many of them refugees from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, are converting to Christianity, breathing new life into Europe’s once floundering Christian churches. The Muslims are flocking to various Christian denominations, experts said, including becoming Protestants, evangelical or Catholic. As many parts of Europe are becoming more secular and houses of worship are seeing congregants leave in droves, it is Muslim converts who are reviving struggling Christian churches. "European churches have struggled for decades to...
  • Why Turkey’s Historic Churches Are Being Turned Into Mosques

    05/10/2017 7:12:44 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 21 replies
    Clarion Project ^ | May 9, 2016 | Uzay Bulut
    Christians in Turkey have – throughout the centuries — been turned into a tiny, dwindling minority.  The remaining few Christian churches in Anatolia are also on the path to total annihilation. Hagia Sophia in Trabzon: Church-mosque-museum and now mosque againThe Hagia Sophia, Greek for “Holy Wisdom,” was one of the many historic Orthodox churches located in the city of Trabzon.  Watch this short video by the marine archaeologist Susan Langley to see the unique etchings on the walls of the former church: The third and youngest of the Hagia Sophia’s in Turkey, the church was first converted to a mosque during...
  • Trump order to ease ban on political activity by churches

    05/03/2017 8:06:57 PM PDT · by Innovative · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 3, 2017 | Steve Holland
    President Donald Trump will take executive action on Thursday to ease a ban on political activity by churches and other tax-exempt institutions as part of an order on religious liberties, a senior White House official said on Wednesday. Trump's executive order to mark the National Day of Prayer will also mandate regulatory relief to religious employers that object to contraception, such as Little Sisters of the Poor, the official said in a briefing.
  • Fearful CBS on Church Police Force: Why Can’t They Just Call 911?

    04/18/2017 6:07:10 PM PDT · by kevcol · 41 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 18, 2017 | Scott Whitlock
    CBS This Morning on Tuesday did the bidding of the ACLU and expressed concern over an Alabama mega church lobbying to have its own police force. Showing a clueless attitude in the wake of the 2015 Charleston church shooting, reporter David Begnaud asked Greg Garrison of AL.com: “Why can't they just rely on 911 and call for help if they need it?”
  • Book Exposes IRS 501c3 Church Scam

    04/17/2017 8:06:16 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/17/17 | Rev. Austin Miles
    If you have a ministry and a church you are automatically tax exempt. This book shows you how to cut through the road blocks and simply claim it The Communist-George Soros Democrats running the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have managed to bully churches into becoming partners with them by the creation of the 501c3 (Not-for-Profit) status. This action pushed churches to incorporate themselves as franchises of the United States in order to avoid taxes they never owed in the first place. Don’t forget that last sentence. According to an informative book; Things You Need to Know about Non-profits-Making Sense of...
  • Palm Sunday attacks: ISIS says it carried out bombings at churches in Egypt that killed at least 37

    04/09/2017 6:56:56 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04/09/17
    The ISIS terror group has claimed responsibility for two separate Palm Sunday bombing attacks at Coptic Christian churches in Egypt that have killed 37 people and injured more than 100. The first blast happened at St. George church in the Nile Delta town of Tanta, where at least 26 people were killed and 71 others wounded, officials said. Television footage showed the inside of the church, where a large number of people gathered around what appeared to be lifeless, bloody bodies covered with papers. A second explosion was later reported at St. Mark's Cathedral in the coastal city of Alexandria,...
  • Conservatives Do Believe in Social Justice. Here’s What Our Vision Looks Like.

    04/01/2017 12:07:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | March 17, 2017 | Ryan T. Anderson
    Last month, America lost a great defender of freedom, Michael Novak.Novak was committed to rightly ordered liberty and cared deeply about the principles and practices that produce it. His enormous body of work emphasized the cultural prerequisites for political and economic freedom, as he stressed that economic conservativism and social conservatism are indivisible.In the words of Heritage Foundation founder Ed Feulner, “Michael forced those of us trained in the dismal science of economics to explain that we should be more than ‘free to choose’—rather we should be free to make good free choices.”Last year, I was the recipient of the...
  • California May File Lawsuit to Force Churches to Fund Abortions

    03/22/2017 5:05:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    life news ^ | march 22, 2017 | MICA
    California is the only state in the U.S. that requires health insurance plans to cover elective abortions. Its onerous mandate even forces churches and other religious groups to pay for abortions in their employee health plans. The new plan to repeal and replace Obamacare in Congress could change that, and some California leaders are upset. The Sacramento Bee reports the proposed American Health Care Act would get rid of taxpayer-funded subsidies for insurance plans that cover elective abortions. If enacted, all of the health insurance plans in the California exchange would no longer be subsidized, according to the report. Here’s...