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  • 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...
  • President Trump vows to ‘destroy’ Johnson Amendment

    02/02/2017 12:26:40 PM PST · by kevcol · 43 replies
    Newsday ^ | February 2, 2017 | Emily Ngo
    President Donald Trump vowed Thursday morning at the National Prayer Breakfast to “totally destroy” a provision barring religious groups from participation in politics. “I will get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment and allow our representatives of faith to speak freely and without fear of retribution,” he said. “I will do that. Remember.”
  • 7 found guilty of robbing German churches to finance jihad

    01/30/2017 9:13:31 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 30, 2017 11:36 AM EST
    A German court has found seven men guilty of burglarizing churches to financially support Islamic extremists fighting in Syria. Cologne’s regional court sentenced the men to between three years and 6 months, and four years and 10 months in prison for the robberies. Judges say that there’s sufficient proof the men — aged between 24 and 37 — broke into up to five churches and other buildings between 2013 and 2014. …
  • Chapels Attacked and Christian Statues Beheaded During New Year in Austria

    01/06/2017 5:17:45 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | January 6, 2017 | Nick Hallett
    Police are hunting vandals after a series of chapels and shrines were desecrated within the space of a few days in northern Austria. Statues have been beheaded, prayer books burned and sacred images destroyed since the New Year in the Innviertel region on the Bavarian border. On New Year’s Eve, the vandals struck a chapel in the village of St Radegund, damaging a statue of the Virgin Mary before burning prayer books and wooden objects from the chapel in a nearby wood. That same day, another chapel at the nearby town of Auerbach was also attacked, with vandals smashing the...
  • Liberal Churches Are Dying. But Conservative Churches Are Thriving.

    01/04/2017 5:45:31 PM PST · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/4/17 | David Haskell
    A Canadian study found that conservative churches are still growing, while less orthodox congregations dwindle away.Mainline Protestant churches are in trouble: A 2015 report by the Pew Research Center found that these congregations, once a mainstay of American religion, are now shrinking by about 1 million members annually. Fewer members not only means fewer souls saved, a frightening thought for some clergy members, but also less income for churches, further ensuring their decline. Faced with this troubling development, clergy members have made various efforts to revive church attendance. It was almost 20 years ago that John Shelby Spong, a U.S....
  • “Now Is Time to Behead Unbelievers”-jihad on churches -- including those in America and Europe

    01/05/2017 4:46:36 AM PST · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 5, 2017 | Raymond Ibrahim
    “Now Is Time to Behead Unbelievers” The jihad on churches -- including those in America and Europe. Originally published by the Gatestone Institute.Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. Reports of Muslims torturing, raping, and forcing Christians to embrace Islam continued to mount throughout the month of October.   Alice Assaf, a Christian woman recounted the experiences of Christians—including her son’s execution for refusing to deny his faith—in a village near Damascus at the hands of the Islamic State.  She also told how the Islamic State massacres children in cruel and unusual ways—including by throwing them...
  • An 'Underground Railroad' for illegals? Enforcing immigration law isn't slavery

    12/29/2016 3:32:26 PM PST · by 198ml · 14 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 12/29/16 | Nate Madden
    File this under “things that should be obvious,” but immigration control isn’t slavery. Nor is breaking a just federal law consistent with Christian ethics. Nonetheless, a network of “progressive” Christians is preparing to fight the Trump administration’s immigration efforts with an “underground railroad” for illegals. A recent story at The New York Times details how a network of 450 churches across the country are planning to break federal law and defy the will of the American people by sheltering criminal illegal immigrants against deportation.
  • FBI warns of possible Christmas ISIS attacks after list of US churches is posted on Islamic.......

    12/24/2016 9:56:32 AM PST · by Morgana · 69 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | December 24, 2016 | Jennifer Smith For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: FBI warns of possible Christmas ISIS attacks after list of US churches is posted on Islamic extremist website The FBI has warned state and city police of possible ISIS threats against the US after a list of churches across the country was posted online by fanatics. The bureau said while no one specific threat had been traced, officers should be more vigilant over the holidays given the amid 'aspirational calls for attacks'. In a memo it told how the Islamic extremist group had compiled a list of churches across the country and shared it online. 'The FBI is...
  • Report: Islamic State Shares List of U.S. Churches to Turn into ‘Bloody Horror Movie’

    12/22/2016 1:00:23 PM PST · by Mechanicos · 27 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 12/22/2016 | John Hayward
    The Islamic State has published a list containing the names and addresses of thousands of churches in the United States, Canada, France, and the Netherlands, encouraging followers to attack them during the Christmas and New Year’s holiday season. http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2016/12/22/isis-lists-u-s-churches-attack-bloody-celebrations-christian-new-year/
  • Exclusive: ISIS Puts Out Holiday Attack List Of U.S. Churches

    12/22/2016 6:46:19 AM PST · by detective · 56 replies
    Vocativ ^ | Dec 22, 2016 | Gilad Shiloach
    The terror group threatened "bloody celebrations in the Christian New Year" The Islamic State published the names and addresses of thousands of churches in the United States and called on its adherents to attack them during the holiday season, according to a message posted late-night Wednesday in the group’s “Secrets of Jihadis” social media group. A user going by the name of “Abu Marya al-Iraqi” posted an Arabic-language message calling “for bloody celebrations in the Christian New Year” and announced the group’s plans to utilize its network of lone wolf attackers to “turn the Christian New Year into a bloody horror...
  • Mississippi Church Member Charged in 'Vote Trump' Arson (Trump Hoax #3,753,867)

    12/21/2016 3:23:03 PM PST · by brucedickinson · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 12-21-2016 | Emily Pettus
    A Mississippi man arrested in the burning of an African-American church that was spray-painted with the words "Vote Trump" is a member of the congregation, the church's bishop said. Andrew McClinton, 45, of Leland, Mississippi, was charged Wednesday with first degree arson of a place of worship, said Warren Strain, spokesman for the Mississippi Department of Public Safety. McClinton is African-American. McClinton was arrested in Greenville, where Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church was burned and vandalized Nov. 1, a week before the presidential election. Hopewell Bishop Clarence Green said McClinton is a member of the church. Green said he didn't know...
  • Pushback: 2,500 Churches Respond to John Kasich's Abortion Bill Veto

    12/21/2016 12:01:17 AM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    charismanews.com ^ | December 19, 2016 | Bob Eschliman
    It's very likely Ohio Gov. John Kasich didn't see this kind of reaction coming when he decided to veto a legislative bill that would have outlawed abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected. At a press conference held at the Ohio Statehouse on Thursday, a group of pastors urged Republicans to override the governor's veto. They said they represent "no less than 2,500 churches in the state of Ohio," and tens of thousands of registered voters who "care deeply about this issue." "We would like to make a declaration and to challenge our legislators that we're going to stand with...
  • Liberal Churches in Decline While Orthodox Ones Grow, Says Study of Protestants in Canada

    12/14/2016 3:50:52 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 20 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | December 14, 2016 | N/A
    Researchers looked at 22 Protestant churches in CanadaA study of Protestant churches in Canada has found that growing churches tend to be more orthodox, while shrinking ones are theologically liberal.Terry Mattingly, author of the Get Religion blog, covered the findings of the study, which appeared in the peer-reviewed journal, Review of Religion Research.The researchers, David Millard Haskell, Kevin N Flatt and Stephanie Burgoyne, looked at 22 mainline Protestant churches in Canada. Nine of the churches were growing in attendance, while 13 were declining. The researchers found that when other factors were controlled for, ”the theological conservatism of both attendees...
  • 13 Minnesota churches eye ‘underground railroad’ for those facing deportation

    12/06/2016 6:53:41 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 70 replies
    TwinCities.com ^ | 12/6/16 | Frederick Melo
    The rhetoric on immigration during the presidential campaign season has struck fear into the hearts of many foreign-born families, and a new network of Minnesota churches is mobilizing to respond. The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer on St. Paul’s Dale Street already maintains 22 shelter beds for the homeless in its basement, where families with no other place to go often spend the night on a temporary basis. The Rev. James Erlandson said those beds may soon serve a different purpose: offering sanctuary to those facing deportation. “That’s a moral stand that we’ve taken,” Erlandson said. “We want to say: ‘Don’t increase...
  • The Supreme Court oral argument that cost Democrats the presidency

    12/08/2016 3:47:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 71 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 7, 2016 | David Bernstein
    The presidential election was so close that many factors were “but-for” causes of Donald Trump’s victory. One that’s been mostly overlooked is Trump’s surprising success with religious voters. According to exit polls, Trump received 81 percent of the white evangelical Christian vote, and Hillary Clinton only 16 percent. Trump did significantly better than the overtly religious Mitt Romney and the overtly evangelical George W. Bush. He likely over-performed among other theologically conservative voters, such as traditionalist Catholics, as well. Not bad for a thrice-married adulterer of no discernible faith.
  • The Fastest-Growing Churches Have Modern Worship, Teach Literal Interpretation of the Bible: Study

    11/30/2016 2:41:47 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 531 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/30/2016 | Brandon Showalter
    A Canadian study has found that Mainline Protestant churches that have both modern worship services and teach a literal interpretation of the Bible grow faster. (Photo: Reuters/John Gress)A parishioner cries as he signs a song of worship in the 7,000-seat Willow Creek Community church during a Sunday service in South Barrington, Illinois, November 20, 2005. Institutions like Willow Creek and Houston's Lakewood Church, each drawing 20,000 or more on a weekend, offer not just a vast, shared attraction but a path that tries to link individuals on a faith-sustaining one-to-one level beyond the crowd, observers and worshipers say.The Canadian researchers who authored...
  • Trump and Pence Send Video Messages to the Nation's Churches

    11/06/2016 3:32:23 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 11 replies
    CBN News ^ | 11-5-2016
    The Trump campaign is going all out to reach evangelicals by sending video messages from Donald Trump and his Vice-Presidential pick Mike Pence to churches across the nation for viewing on this Sunday, the last before the election on Nov. 7th. Trump's 30-second taped message warns Christians that they are under attack in America and across the world and claims that his opponent Hillary Clinton will make the situation worse. "This election will decide the future of life, liberty and faith in America. A vote for Hillary Clinton is a vote for tax-payer funded abortion on demand, a vote for...
  • Now they're coming for our churches

    05/19/2010 7:35:09 AM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 303+ views
    The Radio Patriot ^ | May 18, 2010 | Andrea Shea King
    "The new Barack Obama Bank" - Glenn Beck. From Fox Business News: Some of the nation's largest banks have agreed to contribute enough money to save Chicago-based ShoreBank, the community lenderwith strong ties to the Obama administration, FOX Business has learned. The bailout has been controversial. Here's the inside story.
  • ITALY: African Muslim destroys invaluable historic Statues in 4 Roman Churches, terrorizes Tourists

    10/15/2016 5:21:32 AM PDT · by grundle · 21 replies
    YouTube (two minute video) ^ | October 13, 2016
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=df_si1PnEcY
  • 4 churches sue over 'punishing' transgender bathroom law

    10/11/2016 4:29:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 11, 2016 6:37 PM EDT
    A new state law that prohibits discrimination against transgender people in public restrooms is “punishing” the protected religious speech of churches and pastors, a conservative Christian organization claims in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday. Alliance Defending Freedom, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, said it sued on behalf of four Massachusetts churches to protect their right to operate their facilities “in a manner that doesn’t violate their core religious beliefs.” The lawsuit names Democratic state Attorney General Maura Healey and members of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination as defendants. The law, which was signed by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker in July and...
  • Shocking New Law Takes Effect in Massachusetts

    10/08/2016 4:12:45 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 10/4/16 | Dustin Siggins
    In 2016, holding to biological truths in America might get you in legal hot water – religious liberty, freedom of speech, and common sense notwithstanding.On Saturday, a Massachusetts law that could throw pastors in jail for using biologically correct pronouns took effect.But you wouldn’t know that from The Associated Press’ article on the matter. Quoting in part: Advocates for transgender people in Massachusetts say they can no longer be legally discriminated against in public places.A new law taking effect on Saturday bars discrimination on the basis of gender identity in public accommodations. Among other things, the statute allows transgender people...
  • African Immigrant Arrested After Vandalizing Four Churches in Rome

    10/02/2016 7:34:36 PM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Oct 2016 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    Italian police have arrested an African immigrant after the man went on a rampage through four Roman churches, demolishing statues and knocking over candlesticks and reliquaries. The 39-year-old Ghanaian began his destructive spree on Friday evening in the church of San Martino ai Monti, where he shattered a statue before being confronted by the parish priest, after which he fled the premises. Soon afterward the man entered another church full of visiting pilgrims, the ancient Basilica of Santa Prassede, where he demolished the statues of the church’s patron as well as a statue of Saint Anthony, throwing them to the...
  • Hillary Clinton: Churches are temples of sedition

    09/17/2016 12:35:52 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 78 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W63TgxJMKZ4 So much for dissent is patriotic
  • What Muslims are doing in our churches: Thousands of raids every year

    09/05/2016 5:14:30 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 13 replies
    Libero Quotidiano ^ | August 31, 2016
    Ci sono stati anche casi recenti finiti per la maggior parte nelle cronache locali e, talvolta, anche in quelle nazionali. Islamici che entrano nelle chiese, urlano, imprecano, spaccano gli oggetti sacri. Ma l'allarme non riguarda solo l'Italia. Come riporta un articolo del "Venerdě" di Repubblica, nel mirino ci sono anche Spagna, Francia, Belgio e Germania. Un dato allarmante arriva proprio da uno dei land tedeschi, la Renania settentrionale-Vestfalia. Dove negli ultimi tre anni si sono registrate 3.504 incursioni profanatorie. Che consistono in atti tipo sputare sulle immagini sacre, defecare sugli altari, urinare nelle acquasantiere, profanare l'eucarestia, insultare i fedeli,...
  • The Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela

    08/25/2016 10:50:13 AM PDT · by fishtank · 13 replies
    Biblical Archeology ^ | 8-25-16 | Megan Sauter
    The Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela Ethiopian rock churches Megan Sauter • 08/25/2016 While many spectacular churches have been constructed in Ethiopia, perhaps the country’s most famous churches are the ones carved out of stone. Located 150 miles south of Aksum, Lalibela is the best example of Ethiopia’s hypogean (rock-hewn) architectural tradition. With 11 rock-hewn churches, Lalibela is understandably a place of pilgrimage for those in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. The site Lalibela was originally called Roha, but it eventually took the name of King Lalibela, who ruled around 1200 C.E. as part of the Zagwe dynasty. King Lalibela is traditionally...
  • HOLY WAR: GOVERNMENT TRIES TO CONTROL CHURCH SERMONS

    08/09/2016 11:17:49 PM PDT · by amorphous · 82 replies
    WORLD NET DAILY ^ | 9 August 2016 | Bob Unruh
    An Iowa church just wants to be free to preach the gospel, but the state’s so-called nondiscrimination requirements could block the house of worship from doing just that. Lawyers for the church are asking a federal court to prevent Iowa from censoring what the religious group can say about homosexuality, same-sex “marriage,” transgenderism and other related topics. The case erupted when the state’s Civil Rights Commission first claimed the authority to control the content of sermons and then to define what’s religious. At issue is the state’s nondiscrimination requirements that specify any “public accommodation” can be ordered not to say...
  • Targeting Churches: Fox News Produces Ominous Report on Threats in America

    08/10/2016 6:43:52 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 56 replies
    Fox News, Guardian UK via Get Religion ^ | August 9, 2016 | Fox News, Guardian UK via Jim Davis
    No one is saying, yet, that terrorists are ready to attack American churches the way they have in the Middle East or, more recently, against the Rev. Jacques Hamel in France. But as Fox News reports, the threats are already looming. And before you say, "What else would Fox say?", consider the examples in the article: hate speech, death threats and aborted attack plans of the type that would be familiar to Jewish leaders. This is how ominous it can get – and how some police are slow to address the situation, according to Fox: As Father Josiah Trenham prepared...
  • The Russian Church increased by 5,000 churches and 10,000 clerics over the last six years

    08/03/2016 11:08:13 AM PDT · by NRx · 34 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 08-03-2016 | Pravoslavie
    Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia believes that increasing number of Orthodox churches in Russia is testimony that the mission of the Russian Orthodox Church is something the people want. "Over the last six years our Church increased by 5,000 churches and 10,000 clergymen, which means that people need the Church’s mission. There could not be such growth in the Church if there were no demand. That is why we feel so special when we place the foundations of new churches," the patriarch said at the ceremony of laying the first stone in the foundation of the Assumption Cathedral...
  • Faith in the Flood Zone : Without Federal Aid, Churches find ways to rebuild (West Virginia)

    07/30/2016 11:08:04 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | July 30, 2016 | wowk
    There's been a lot taken down and a lot that needs to be put back together at Elkview Baptist Church. "We have sustained damage primarily in our children's area. It was completely wiped out," said student Pastor Clint Chiles. "The Lord's taken care of us, we're still plugging through and making due with what's been given to us," he said. As Chiles shines some light on a basement that was once, over a month ago, plunged into the darkness of flood waters, he keeps his faith despite not being eligible for government assistance.
  • ISIS Warns American, British Christian Clergy, Congregants: You’re Next

    07/28/2016 7:59:40 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | July 28, 2016 | Bethany Blankley
    Following the brutal murder of an elderly Catholic Priest in France, ISIS has publicly warned British Christian clergy and their congregants: you’re next. Police publicly warned Britain’s 5.4 million Christian church goers, pastors and clergy to be on alert as they are likely targets for ISIS. The Daily Mail reports that security has now been increased for Britain’s 47,000 churches in response to ISIS’s threat to target Christians and churches in major world cities. Roughly 5.4 million British citizens are church members.
  • Terrorist Who Murdered Priest In Normandy Was Under House Arrest For Previous Terrorism Charges

    07/26/2016 3:00:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 74 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    The terrorist who slit the throat of 85-year-old priest Fr. Jacques Hamel today in Normandy, France had previously been arrested on terrorism charges and was was sentenced to house arrest with an electronic monitor. He spent a year in prison after being arrested in Turkey attempting to reach Syria and join the Islamic State. He was granted unsupervised release periods from his parent's house between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The attack occurred during the church's 9 a.m. Mass.The church attacked on Tuesday morning was reportedly on an ISIS list of potential targets discovered in April 2015....
  • In 'Shocking' Move, California Churches Forced to Cover Abortions

    06/23/2016 6:32:14 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    Washington D.C., Jun 22, 2016 / 04:54 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Obama administration has rejected a challenge to the State of California’s requirement that health care plans include abortion coverage. A major federal budget amendment intended to protect abortion foes does not apply, it ruled. Leaders with the U.S. bishops’ conference said it was “shocking” that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services allowed the State of California to force all employers, including churches, to fund and facilitate elective abortions. “Even those who disagree on the issue of life should be able to respect the conscience rights of those...
  • Muslim Mob Torches 80 Christian Homes in Egypt as Punishment for Wanting to Build Church

    06/22/2016 8:39:10 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 30 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/21/2016 | Stoyan Zaimov
    A Muslim mob torched and looted the homes of 80 Christian families in the Al-Beida village in Egypt, looking to punish them for wanting to turn one of the buildings in the village into a church so they can worship. One witness, Christian resident Mousa Zarif, recalled the events: "On Friday afternoon, following Friday noon prayer, a great deal of fanatic Muslims gathered in the front of the new house of my cousin, Naim Aziz, during its construction because of a rumor spread in the village that this building would be turned into a church."
  • Obama Administration Forces California Churches to Pay for Abortions

    06/22/2016 6:31:20 AM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Life News ^ | Jun 21, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    Churches in California are officially subject to an onerous state regulation that requires them to pay for abortions, thanks to a ruling by the Obama administration. 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 surgical abortions immediately. Even churches are not exempt from funding abortions. The churches filed a lawsuit against the regulation last October, and it has been moving through the courts. They also asked the Obama administration to uphold...
  • The Southern Baptist Ban on Confederate Flags

    06/15/2016 12:52:03 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 52 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 6/15/16 | MATT VASILOGAMBROS
    Southern Baptist churches in the United States will no longer display the Confederate battle flag.
  • Pan-Orthodox Council Will Not be Legitimate if Held Without Some Churches - Metropolitan Hilarion

    06/14/2016 6:11:08 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Interfax ^ | 6/13/16
    Moscow, June 13, Interfax - The Pan-Orthodox Council can only be legitimate if all local Churches without exceptions participate in it, the Moscow Patriarchate said. "Some people now say that it's their problem that they have refused, they don't have to participate, but we will go ahead anyway in the composition that will be there and will make decisions and they will become binding for everyone. It doesn't happen that way," Metropolitan Hilarion, the head of the Synodal Department for External Church Relations, told a briefing in Moscow on Monday. He said that all Churches have to participate in the...
  • The Jihad on Christian Church Tents

    05/25/2016 4:54:55 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 5-25-16 | Raymond Ibrahim
    The Jihad on Christian Church Tents It’s not enough to ban, bomb, and burn church buildings. May 25, 2016 Raymond Ibrahim    Note: Raymond Ibrahim was interviewed about this article on Ave Maria Radio’s “Kresta in the Afternoon.”Originally published by the Gatestone Institute.Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.A Christian church in Egypt was recently torched to the ground.  According to a statement by the Coptic Christian diocese in Minya, Upper Egypt: “The Virgin Mary Church in Ismailiyah, which is about four miles north of Minya, was exposed to an attack by some extremists who set fire...
  • Why Turkey's Historic Churches Are Being Turned Into Mosques

    05/09/2016 6:13:49 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Clarion Project ^ | May 9, 2016 | Uzay Bulut
    Christians in Turkey have become a tiny minority. The few remaining Christian churches in Anatolia are also on the path to total annihilation. 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 again. The Hagia Sophia, Greek for “Holy Wisdom,” was one of the many historic Orthodox churches located in the city of Trabzon. ... The city of Trabzon .. is located in the ancient land of Pontos, in the...
  • Coordinated attack feared after massive cathedral blaze

    05/03/2016 7:26:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 2, 2016 | Isabel Vincent and Chris Perez
    The historic Manhattan cathedral that was gutted in a massive fire was one of four Christian Orthodox churches to go up in flames on Orthodox Easter Sunday — sparking fears of a coordinated attack on the religion. While FDNY officials said the blaze at the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava on West 25th Street does not appear suspicious, members of the Orthodox community have doubts. They are worried that the blaze — along with church fires in Australia and Russia — were set in retaliation for the religion’s role in blocking the canonization of Croatian Nazi supporter Cardinal Aloysius...
  • Orthodox churches burn on holiest day

    05/02/2016 9:55:02 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 22 replies
    SBS News ^ | 2 May 2016 | Staff
    Within 24 hours of the Orthodox Church celebrating Easter, three of its buildings around the world have gone up in flames. Orthodox churches in Sydney, Melbourne and New York all caught fire, although there appears to be no link between the blazes. In Sydney, the Macedonian Orthodox Church of the Resurrection was gutted following a fire that broke out about 10pm on Sunday. Less than 12 hours after the end of the Easter service, the Rockdale church, parts of which have been standing since the 1890s, was destroyed. ...
  • Turkey seizes all Christian churches in Diyarbakir [Our NATO "ally"]

    04/24/2016 6:59:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/23/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Here’s a less than sunny story to start off your Sunday, but since it involves churches I suppose it’s appropriate. We only recently discussed the rather difficult position Barack Obama finds himself in when dealing with the provocative nature of our supposed ally Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey. His track record as a positive force for change has been questionable at best, and this week he adds another negative mark to his tally. In the war torn city of Diyarbakir, the state has seized control of all the non-Muslim churches, including some iconic properties which date back more than...
  • WHY TURKEY'S SEIZURE OF CHURCHES IS DEEPLY TROUBLING

    04/20/2016 4:59:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 19, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    You don't need to have "Istanbul, Not Constantinople" memorized to know that Turkey is a Muslim country built by Muslim colonists and settlers on the back of a Christian civilization. Some of its mosques used to be churches. And quite a few Muslims in Turkey would like to turn all the remaining churches into mosques ... Unlike the state-funded mosques, Turkey’s ancient church buildings – some of which pre-date Islam – have been managed, historically, by church foundations. ... While Obama welcomes Erdogan's megamosque in America, Christians have trouble with churches in Turkey. But Obama instead lobbies Greece to make...
  • Soros Co-opting Churches to Push New World Order

    04/06/2016 12:27:11 PM PDT · by detective · 13 replies
    The New American ^ | 04 April 2016 | Alex Newman
    After bankrolling everything from the Obama campaign and Occupy Wall Street to open-borders activists and revolutionary movements around the world, billionaire globalist George Soros has a new target: churches and pastors in the nation of Georgia that are worried about surrendering their future to the European Union. Yes, the same EU that Soros, a self-described atheist, recently said was on the “verge of collapse.”
  • Bombed, Burned, and Urinated On: Churches under Islam

    03/03/2016 7:00:06 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/03/16 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Muslim Persecution of Christians, January 2016-- Muslim Attacks on Christian Churches Muslim Attacks on Christian Churches Iraq: The Islamic State detonated the nation’s oldest Christian monastery, St. Elijah’s. . The 27,000-square-foot building had stood near Mosul for 14 centuries. For several years, prior to 2009, U.S. soldiers protected and sometimes used the monastery as a chapel. “Our Christian history in Mosul is being barbarically leveled,” reported a Roman Catholic priest in Irbil. “We see it as an attempt to expel us from Iraq, eliminating and finishing our existence in this land.” Yet, when Col. Steve Warren, spokesman for America’s military...
  • Church Offers First Ever Transgender Baptisms [1 John 2 - Antichrist cont.]

    02/06/2016 10:31:05 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 18 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 2/5/2016 | Liam Deacon
    A Christian pastor has started offering the UK's first ever baptism service for the transgendered, allowing the afflicted to be welcomed into God's family according to their new, chosen gender identity. The New Chapel (Unitarian and Free Christian) in Greater Manchester unanimously passed the new proposal at its general meeting last week, paving the way for the ceremonies to go ahead in the near future. 'Worship leader' Jean Clements said she came up with the idea after meeting and marrying a gay couple with a small child – a biological boy which they had branded as transgendered and decided was...
  • Churches offer refuge for Central Americans facing U.S. deportation

    12/26/2015 7:37:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/26/2015 | BY STEVE GORMAN
    Leaders of the church-based Sanctuary Movement vowed on Friday to offer their places of worship as refuge for immigrants facing deportation under an Obama administration crackdown on Central American families who entered the United States illegally. The statement came two days after The Washington Post first reported the U.S. government was planning a series of raids to remove hundreds of undocumented families as early as January in the first such large-scale effort targeting the recent flood of border crossers. The Department of Homeland Security preparations to intensify deportations of Central American migrants, confirmed by U.S. government sources, drew immediate fire...
  • Baptist, Presbyterian and Methodist Clergy Back Funding for Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

    12/15/2015 7:04:30 PM PST · by Morgana · 28 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | December 15, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    A group of liberal clergy and religious leaders are calling on Texas Governor Greg Abbot to reverse his decision to revoke taxpayer funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business. Abbott’s administration cut taxpayer funding for the abortion company after it was caught selling the body parts of aborted babies, though Planned Parenthood is fighting in court to keep taxpayers on the dole. “The gruesome harvesting of baby body parts by Planned Parenthood will not be allowed in Texas, and the barbaric practice must be brought to an end,” Abbott said at the time. The signers (some listed below) of the...
  • Pakistan: 5 Christians shot to death coming out of church following threats from "banned" jihadist g

    07/31/2010 2:21:57 AM PDT · by Cindy · 13 replies · 3+ views
    "Pakistan: 5 Christians shot to death coming out of church following threats from "banned" jihadist groups" SNIPPET: "SUKKUR, Pakistan, July 29 (CDN) -- A dozen masked men shot five Christians to death as they came out of their church building here on July 15, two months after a banned Islamic extremist group sent church leaders a threatening letter, relatives said. Pastor Aaron John and church members Rohail Bhatti, Salman John, Abid Gill and Shamin Mall of Full Gospel Church were leaving the church building after meeting to discuss security in light of the threats they had received..."
  • Obama Silent While Saudi Sheik Screeches, 'Destroy All Churches'

    03/22/2012 6:18:41 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 14 replies
    fox ^ | March, 2012
    Obama Silent While Saudi Sheik Screeches, ‘Destroy All Churches’ On March 12, Sheik Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, the grand mufti of Saudi Arabia, declared that it is “necessary to destroy all the churches of the region.
  • Why Some Churches Choose to Die

    11/22/2015 4:17:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/22/2015 | Thom S. Rainer
    The conversation surprised me. I was recently meeting with about a dozen members of a church that was on the precipice of closing. During their perceived "good old days," the average worship attendance was in the 40s and 50s. Now the church attendance was in the teens. The church was on metaphorical life support. I shared with them some items of urgency that might give them some glimmer of hope. So I was surprised when one of the members asked me a question that seemed to come from nowhere: "Will we have to sing from screens instead of hymnals?" she...