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  • Video -- Episcopal Sodomy, Wuerl Gone?

    08/20/2018 3:47:44 PM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies
    ChurchMilitant.com ^ | 08-20-18 | Michael Voris
    https://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/episcopal-sodomy-wuerl-gone? utm_source=CM.com+Email+Subscribers&utm_campaign=64958f36c6- EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_06_29_05_39_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6225e731a9-64958f36c6-66378905
  • Does Old Testament Polygamy Justify Same-Sex Marriage?

    08/20/2018 11:39:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Stand To Reason ^ | 08/20/2018 | Alan Shlemon
    I was recently confronted with a challenge about marriage at one of my events. The claim was that God permits same-sex marriage today because marriage is not clearly defined in Scripture. Adam and Eve were a monogamous heterosexual couple, but later in Scripture God allowed men to marry multiple women. This signals a trajectory in the Bible towards more openness of sexual expression and in the definition of marriage. Therefore, same-sex marriage should be allowed by Christians today. I don’t think the Bible permits same-sex marriage for a whole host of reasons, but I’ll only explain the ones I offered...
  • The Fantasy of 'Christian Supremacy': The truth about the most beleaguered religion on earth.

    08/20/2018 9:40:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 08/21/2018 | Jack Kerwick
    The left is always, but particularly in the era of Donald Trump, wailing over white Christian “supremacy.” Jeremy Scahill, writing months before the election of 2016 in The Intercept, is representative of this line of (un-)thinking. Scahill focuses specifically on Mike Pence, who would become the Vice President: “Pence’s ascent to the second most powerful position in the U.S. government is a tremendous coup for the radical religious right. Pence—and his fellow Christian supremacist militants—would not have been able to win the White House on their own.” Scahill continues, referring to Pence as one of the “most prized warriors” of...
  • North Catholic HS sign vandalized amid pressure to remove Cardinal Wuerl's name

    08/20/2018 9:31:32 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 10 replies
    WPXI ^ | August 21, 2018
    CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. - As pressure grows to have Cardinal Donald Wuerl’s name removed from North Catholic High School, the school’s sign was vandalized. On Monday morning, it was discovered that someone sprayed red spray paint over “Cardinal Wuerl” on the sign. The school’s principal, Luke Crawford, said the vandalism happened sometime between 8 p.m. Sunday and 6 a.m. Monday. Cranberry Township police are investigating. Monday marked the first day of school for students, who have the option of wearing the normal Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic uniform or opting for a plain white or red polo shirt or white oxford,...
  • Bishops - The Church in Crisis

    08/20/2018 9:29:48 AM PDT · by pgyanke · 7 replies
    Yanke Academy ^ | 8/20/2018 | Patrick Yanke
    While everyone feigns shock at the revelations out of Pennsylvania this past week, this isn't news to the faithful in the pews.  We have been calling for accountability for years.  We all either know someone or of someone who has been a victim of abuse or targeted for such abuse.  When confronted, prelates turned a deaf ear and a blind eye.  Even when the evidence was clear that a priest was targeting who he thought was a 16 year-old, it was excused because there was no evidence he had been able to fulfill those desires... yet.  The abuse that came...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 20 [Prayer and Meditation]

    08/20/2018 6:54:04 AM PDT · by OneVike · 2 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 20 (NKJV) Wine Is a Mocker 01 Wine is a mocker, 00 Strong drink is a brawler, 00 And whoever is led astray by it is not wise. 02 The wrath of a king is like the roaring of a lion; 00 Whoever provokes him to anger sins against his own life. 03 It is honorable for a man to stop striving, 00 Since any fool can start a quarrel. 04 The lazy man will not plow because of winter; 00 He will beg during harvest and have nothing. 05 Counsel in the heart of man is like...
  • [Cath Caucus] Fr. John Lankeit Addresses the Scandal in His Homily

    08/19/2018 7:25:06 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 21 replies
    Diocese of Phoenix ^ | 8/19/2018 | Fr. John Lankeit
    Fr. John Lankeit, Rector the Cathedral for Diocese of Phoenix, Addresses the Scandal in His Homily VIDEO The homily starts at 20:00
  • Open Letter to the Bishops - The Church in Crisis

    08/19/2018 5:33:21 PM PDT · by pgyanke · 16 replies
    Yanke Academy ^ | 8/19/2018 | Patrick Yanke
    While everyone feigns shock at the revelations out of Pennsylvania this past week, this isn't news to the faithful in the pews.  We have been calling for accountability for years.  We all know someone or of someone who has been a victim of abuse or targeted for such abuse.  When confronted, prelates turned a deaf ear and a blind eye.  The abuse that came to light almost 15 years ago was an opportunity to cleanse the Church.  The result was a superficial cleaning that didn't touch the root problems, make amends with victims, nor administer appropriate penalties for offenders. The...
  • Flashback: Pastor Ted Haggard and his Wife talk about the Gay Sex Scandal

    08/19/2018 5:28:46 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 89 replies
    Ted Haggard was once one of the most power evangelical leaders in America. New Life Church leader Ted Haggard was once one of America's most charismatic and powerful evangelical leaders, with an audience of more than 30 million people. Ted began counseling foreign dignitaries and consulting on a weekly basis with President George W. Bush. By 2005, Time magazine named him one of the most influential evangelicals in America. But no one—not even his devoted wife, five children and his Colorado Springs, Colorado-based congregation—suspected that Ted was paying an admitted male escort for crystal meth. In November 2006, Mike Jones...
  • Ely [Anglican] Cathedral Will Fly the Rainbow Flag for the City's First Pride Festival [UK]

    08/19/2018 5:00:40 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    Cambridgeshire Live (UK) ^ | 8/8/18 | Matt Gooding
    The first Ely Pride Festival will be held this weekend (August 11).Ely Cathedral will fly the rainbow flag for the first time this year to mark the start of the city's new Pride Festival. Pride in Ely aims to celebrate people of all backgrounds, regardless of age, ethnicity, sexuality or gender. The rainbow flag will fly from the cathedral tower from Friday afternoon (August 10) ahead of the event on Saturday (August 11). The dean of the cathedral, the Very Reverend Mark Bonney, said: "I am pleased to lend my backing to this community event because it celebrates the breadth...
  • What God Has Not Joined Together: The Rise of the Humanist Wedding [UK]

    08/19/2018 4:53:48 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 8/13/18 | Severin Carrell
    Secular marriages are now the most popular in Scotland, prompting fresh calls for reform in England and WalesRobyn Hewatt and Andrew Downie were married with all the trappings of a traditional Scottish wedding: Hewatt’s father walked her down the aisle; she had maids of honour and Downie had a best man. A piper played at the door. But there was no priest, minister or registrar to lead the ceremony. Like thousands of Scots, Hewatt and Downie were legally married by a humanist celebrant. For the first time last year, in what was once a famously religious country, the Humanist Society...
  • Is It Fitting for Calvinists to Adopt the Theology of a Man, and One Who Murdered Servetus?

    08/19/2018 12:48:40 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 74 replies
    Ligonier Ministries ^ | May 2009 | R.C. Sproul
    As my friend Doug Phillips has pointed out, this year has brought, in the providence of God, a strange confluence of anniversaries. The two men who have had the greatest impact on these United States may well be, on the one hand, Charles Darwin, and on the other John Calvin. Darwin was born two hundred years ago this year, Calvin five hundred years ago. Our perspective on each of these men will serve as a potent bell-weather for our perspectives on a whole host of issues. In the culture wars most of our enemies will celebrate the birth of Darwin...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 19 [Prayer and Meditation]

    08/19/2018 6:42:07 AM PDT · by OneVike · 3 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 19 (NKJV) The Fear of the Lord Leads to Life 01 Better is the poor who walks in his integrity 00 Than one who is perverse in his lips, and is a fool. 02 Also it is not good for a soul to be without knowledge, 00 And he sins who hastens with his feet. 03 The foolishness of a man twists his way, 00 And his heart frets against the LORD. 04 Wealth makes many friends, 00 But the poor is separated from his friend. 05 A false witness will not go unpunished, 00 And he who...
  • [Cath Caucus] Pastoral Letter from Bishop Olmsted and Bishop Nevares

    08/18/2018 10:37:33 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 22 replies
    Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix ^ | August 17, 2018+ | Bishop Olmsted and Bishop Nevares
    Pastoral Letter from Bishop Olmsted and Bishop Nevares Regarding Recent Abuse Scandals August 17, 2018 Dear sisters and brothers in Christ, We write you this day to express our own deep level of sadness and anger about the recent revelations surrounding Archbishop Theodore McCarrick and the newly released Pennsylvania Grand Jury report. These shameful and evil actions have harmed many innocent people, especially the young; and they are utterly inexcusable. This has also caused great pain, confusion and dismay among us all — laity, religious and clergy — who remain committed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are sorry...
  • Evangelicals in Cuba: Controlled, Repressed, but Still Multiplying

    08/18/2018 5:07:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/18/2018 | Michael Mutzner
    Like every other UN Member State, Cuba was reviewed earlier during this year in the framework of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) conducted by the UN's Human Rights Council in Geneva. At this occasion, our Geneva Liaison Office worked on a report explaining the situation of the Evangelical churches in Cuba. Following years of steady growth, Evangelicals currently amount to about 10% of the Cuban population. While a small minority of churches are protected, most still face some forms of restriction and yet hope for the government to guarantee more freedom. In this current context, it has not been possible...
  • Disney to Feature First-Ever Openly Gay Character in Upcoming ‘Family’ Film

    08/18/2018 4:52:53 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 29 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 8/14/18 | Calvin Freiburger
    August 14, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Disney is reportedly pushing the homosexual envelope yet again with an upcoming film in which it will feature for the first time an openly gay character. The move is being hailed as a "turning point" for Disney. British comedian Jack Whitehall will play a gay character in Jungle Cruise, which is based on the iconic theme park ride of the same name, the UK’s Sun reports. The film, which stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Emily Blunt, is slated for an October 2019 release. Whitehall’s character is reportedly the brother of Blunt’s, and “a gay...
  • Univ. of Iowa Reinstates Religious Groups Following Lawsuit by Christian Student Group: Lawyers

    08/18/2018 4:47:13 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 8/13/18 | Staff
    Temporary reprieve for Sikhs, Muslims and ChristiansWhen a judge forced the University of Iowa to recognize a Christian student group on the same terms that it recognized a Muslim student group, the university balked. It derecognized more than three dozen religious student groups that didn’t explicitly allow students outside their faith to serve in leadership positions, including the Muslim club. Following a new lawsuit by a different Christian student group, InterVarsity, in response to its sudden derecognition, the taxpayer-funded institution has allegedly relented, at least temporarily. InterVarsity’s lawyers at the Becket firm said Monday that the university agreed to reinstate...
  • Active Homosexuality in the Priesthood Helped Cause This Crisis

    08/18/2018 2:34:47 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 59 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | Aug. 18, 2018 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Sixth Commandment is clear — there is a universal call to chastity, and no one is exempt. There is a line in the Acts of the Apostles that I once found humorous: So the word of God continued to spread, and the number of disciples in Jerusalem continued to grow rapidly. Even a large number of priests became obedient to the faith. (Acts 6:7) Of course the priests referred to here are the priests of the ancient Temple, the Levitical priests. In the past, such a line seemed ironically funny to the average Catholic who heard it. But that...
  • The Humiliation of the Southern Baptist Convention [Sexual Abuse]

    08/18/2018 9:39:49 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 68 replies
    AlbertMohler.com ^ | May 23, 2018 | Albert Mohler
    Sexual misconduct is as old as sin, but the avalanche of sexual misconduct that has come to light in recent weeks is almost too much to bear. These grievous revelations of sin have occurred in churches, in denominational ministries, and even in our seminaries. We thought this was a Roman Catholic problem. The unbiblical requirement of priestly celibacy and the organized conspiracy of silence within the hierarchy helped to explain the cesspool of child sex abuse that has robbed the Roman Catholic Church of so much of its moral authority. When people said that Evangelicals had a similar crisis coming,...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 18 [Prayer and Meditation]

    08/18/2018 6:42:04 AM PDT · by OneVike · 4 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 18 (NKJV) The Name of the LORD Is a Strong Tower 01 A man who isolates himself seeks his own desire; 00 He rages against all wise judgment. 02 A fool has no delight in understanding, 00 But in expressing his own heart. 03 When the wicked comes, contempt comes also; 00 And with dishonor comes reproach. 04 The words of a man's mouth are deep waters; 00 The wellspring of wisdom is a flowing brook. 05 It is not good to show partiality to the wicked, 00 Or to overthrow the righteous in judgment. 06 A fool's...