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  • Exclusive Report—The Devil in Detroit

    07/27/2015 6:22:46 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 7/27/15 | Michael Voris
    It took only a moment and it was over. But in that moment, much changed. In a warehouse near the river in downtown Detroit, on the eve of the feast of St. Anne, patroness of Detroit, a statue to the demon Baphomet was unveiled. The event was sponsored by the Satanic Temple and was described as the "largest public satanic ceremony in history." Whether that claim is true or not, hundreds of people turned out for the event by first being directed by e-mail to a decoy location — a deserted bank in a seedy Detroit neighborhood — where they...
  • The Apparition of Mary at La Laus, France (1664)

    06/27/2015 8:53:16 AM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 111 replies
    White Horse Inn ^ | February 4, 2014 | Timothy F. Kauffman
    Statues depicting the apparition of Mary to Benoite Rencurel at La Laus, France. One of the most fervent forms of devotion in Roman Catholicism is to the visions of Mary, commonly called “apparitions.” For many centuries, in many locations around the world, Mary is alleged to have appeared to visionaries of the Roman Catholic Church. These visionaries typically report conversations with Mary, and the apparition of Mary has many times delivered messages that have been documented through the official channels of the Roman Catholic Church. There have been many hundreds of alleged apparitions throughout history, but only a few...
  • In Vain Do They Worship Me

    06/23/2015 10:06:16 AM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 280 replies
    White Horse Inn ^ | April 13, 2014 | Timothy F. Kauffman
    The purest form of religion on earth, says Rome, is to bow before a piece of bread and worship it. “The Eucharist is ‘the source and summit of the Christian life,’ ” and “is the heart and the summit of the Church’s life,” says the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1324, 1407). And “the prayer of thanksgiving and consecration,” is “the heart and summit of the celebration” (1352). It is at the utterance of the consecration, the priest’s words, “This is My body,” and “This is the cup of My blood,” that the bread and wine are said to...
  • What Is The Brown Scapular

    05/09/2015 7:44:31 AM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 721 replies
    Eternal Life Blog ^ | August 29,2014 | Eternal life
    Millions of sincere Catholics wear the brown scapular thinking by doing so it will help them spiritually. They believed the report that Mary made and is backing a salvation promise in connection with the brown scapular hundreds of years ago based on their religious traditions. Over the years wearing the brown scapular has been perpetuated by sincere Catholic leaders, such as the one in this video, but it is in complete futility that it is worn. It is a false hope and a spiritual snare. It is not based on God’s truth and is, therefore, just as deadly for...
  • The Evolution of the Sacrifice of the Mass: Part 1

    03/13/2015 4:11:15 PM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 26 replies
    One Fold ^ | March 12, 2009 | Brian Culliton
    The Evolution of the Sacrifice of the Mass: Part 1 March 12, 2009 The most ancient writing depicting what early Christian gatherings looked like come from a work called the Didache, also known as “The Teachings of the Twelve Apostles.” But every Lord’s day do ye gather yourselves together, and break bread, and give thanksgiving after having confessed your transgressions, that your sacrifice may be pure. But let no one that is at variance with his fellow come together with you, until they be reconciled, that your sacrifice may not be profaned. For this is that which was spoken by the...
  • Idolatry

    03/12/2015 6:55:28 PM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 35 replies
    Bible Hub ^ | 3/12/2015 | J.C. Ryle
    Idolatry by J. C. Ryle (1816-1900)   This updated and revised manuscript is copyrighted Ó1998 by Tony Capoccia.  All rights reserved.   "Flee from idolatry" (1 Corinthians 10:14)   Our text for today may seem at first to be hardly needed in our country.  In an age of education and intelligence, we might almost fancy it is waste of time to tell us to "flee from idolatry."   I am bold to say that this is a great mistake.  I believe that we have come to a time when the subject of idolatry demands a thorough and searching investigation. ...
  • The Ancient Sites Now Under Threat From ISIS in Libya

    03/07/2015 10:45:15 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Newsweek ^ | March 4, 2015 | Jack Moore
    Armed with sledgehammers, chisels and a video camera, ISIS militants took their propaganda campaign to Mosul museum last month, destroying statues and artifacts, dating back to the ancient Assyrian and Akkadian empires, and posting the results online and in slow motion. The terror group’s impetuous destruction of statues and artefacts in Iraq’s second city, which it has controlled since its march across the Sunni-majority northern regions of Iraq last summer, has caused dismay within the archaeological community.
  • ISIS 'bulldozed' ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud: Iraq govt

    03/05/2015 1:25:41 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 46 replies
    Al-Arabiya ^ | 3-5-2015 | Al-Arabiya
    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group began bulldozing the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in Iraq on Thursday, the government said, in the jihadists' latest attack on the country's historical heritage. ISIS "assaulted the historic city of Nimrud and bulldozed it with heavy vehicles," the tourism and antiquities ministry said on an official Facebook page. An Iraqi antiquities official confirmed the news, saying the destruction began after noon prayers on Thursday and that trucks that may have been used to haul away artefacts had also been spotted at the site. "Until now, we do not know to...
  • What's Been Lost to the Islamists' Sledgehammers (historians shocked)

    03/01/2015 12:28:43 PM PST · by NYer · 61 replies
    Aleteia ^ | March 1, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    Screen Capture A video showing Islamic State militants with sledgehammers and power drills on a rampage inside the Mosul Museum shows the destruction of both reproductions and priceless originals from at least two important eras in the region’s history, said a British expert on Iraqi culture. Paul Collins, of the British Institute for the Study of Iraq, in an email to Aleteia, said it was “distressing” to watch scenes of the destruction of colossal winged bulls of the seventh century BC. “These are certainly the real things and it looks from the video that the sculptures are those situated outside...
  • Watch: ISIS fighters destroy ancient sculptures in sledgehammer rampage

    02/26/2015 5:49:21 AM PST · by Wiz-Nerd · 29 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 02/26/2015 | Reuters
    BAGHDAD - Islamic State militants in northern Iraq have destroyed a collection of statues and sculptures dating back thousands of years, according to a video published online in the name of the radical Islamist group. The video showed the statues, some identified as antiquities from Iraq's 7th century BC Assyrian era, being toppled, smashed and broken up by sledgehammer. A man shown in the video said they were being destroyed because they promoted idolatry. "The Prophet ordered us to get rid of statues and relics, and his companions did the same when they conquered countries after him," the unidentified man...
  • Egyptian Salafi Sheikh: Destroy Pyramids, Tax Christians, Bin Laden Greater Than Saladin

    11/14/2012 5:00:21 PM PST · by SJackson · 20 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 11-14-12
    Following are excerpts from a show featuring Egyptian Salafi sheikh Murgan Salem; the show aired on Dream 2 TV, on November 10 and 13, 2012.Click here to view this clip on MEMRI TV. "Jews, Christians, And Zoroastrians Are Welcome To Live In The Abode Of Islam, As Long As They Pay The Jizya" Murgan Salem: "They must pay the jizya poll tax. They cannot be exempted."TV host Wael Al-Abrashi: "You mean the Christians...?"Murgan Salem: "I'll tell you, just bear with me. Yes, this should be one of the sources of income of the state. The Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians are welcome...
  • Egyptian Sheik Calls to Destroy Pyramids, Tax Christians, Says: Bin Laden Greater than Saladin

    11/15/2012 8:00:22 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 14 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | November 10-13, 2012 | Dream 2 TV (Egypt)
    Following are excerpts from a show featuring Egyptian Salafi Sheikh Murgan Salem, which aired on Dream 2 TV, on November 10 and 13, 2012. Murgan Salem: They must pay the jizya poll tax. They cannot be exempted. TV host Wael Al-Abrashi: You mean the Christians...? Murgan Salem: I'll tell you, just bear with me. Yes, this should be one of the sources of income of the state. The Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians are welcome to live in the Abode of Islam, as long as they pay the jizya poll tax, and abide by the terms set by the Emir of...
  • Hamas Bulldozes Heritage Site For Use As Terror Training Camp

    04/16/2013 7:10:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    inn ^ | 4/16/13 | staff
    UN Watch, an independent Geneva-based monitoring group, has sent a letter to UNESCO, calling on the international body to take immediate action to stop Hamas from bulldozing of a 3000-year-old Gaza harbor for use as a terrorist training camp. The partial destruction of the ancient Anthedon Harbor—which includes the ruins of a Roman temple and archaeological remains from the Persian, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine eras—follows its nomination as a World Heritage site.
  • ISIS Burns 8000 Rare Books and Manuscripts in Mosul

    02/24/2015 9:14:14 AM PST · by NRx · 108 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 23 Feb 2015 | Riyadh Mohammed
    While the world was watching the Academy Awards ceremony, the people of Mosul were watching a different show. They were horrified to see ISIS members burn the Mosul public library. Among the many thousands of books it housed, more than 8,000 rare old books and manuscripts were burned.
  • IS destroying another ancient archaeological site in Iraq

    03/07/2015 10:29:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    AP ^ | March 7, 2015 | Sameer N. Yacoub
    Iraqi officials in the northern city of Mosul said Saturday that militants with the Islamic State group have begun demolishing the ancient archaeological site of Hatra in northern Iraq in a push to rid its territory of symbols it says promote idolatry. An official with the ministry of tourism and antiquities' archaeological division in Mosul told The Associated Press that multiple residents living near Hatra heard two large explosions this morning, then reported seeing bulldozers begin demolishing the site. He spoke anonymously for fear of reprisal.
  • Obama Tee Time Scuttles Soldiers' Wedding Venue

    12/30/2014 8:21:39 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | 12/30/14 | Devin Dwyer
    ....A pair of Army captains who'd planned their wedding Sunday on the 16th tee box at the Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course had to relocate the ceremony on short notice because President Obama booked a tee time to play through, according to sources familiar with the episode.... In the end, the couple was happily married nearby on the lawn of the base commander’s home overlooking the tee. They also received a congratulatory call from [Hussein]. "Listen, congratulations on your wedding," Obama said in the call. "I feel terrible. Nobody told us and had they mentioned they were going to have a...
  • John Gibson: Obama - How Did the 'Smartest Guy in the Room' Become the Dumbest?

    09/06/2014 1:01:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 121 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | September 5, 2014 | John Gibson Fox News Radio
    The last few days have proved to be a crashing reality for the idol worshipers who have left a trail of drool as they have followed Barack Obama since he announced he was the reincarnation of Abraham Lincoln and offered his brilliance for the world’s top job. He announced that he was smarter than his intelligence advisers, no matter what their speciality might be. Politics? Yes, I’m smarter he told us. National Security? Ditto. Economics? Yup, I’m the smartest guy in the room. He told the New Yorker Magazine he was the absolute champion of the smart people who surround...
  • Pitbull Makes Surprise Appearance at Local Graduation [Misogynistic Rapper Praised as hero]

    06/04/2014 4:10:28 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 6/3/14
    ....The graduates at Doral Academy came to their feet when "Mr. 305" himself, Pitbull, took a break from the world stage to take center stage at the ceremony. While Pitbull didn’t go to college, and hardly made it out of high school, he still soared to success. The popular artist tops many music charts and is internationally known. Pitbull, real name Armando Christian Perez, received an honorary degree from Doral College, which shared a ceremony with Doral Academy. “Because of everybody up here, I am you, you are me,” Pitbull said. “I understand your struggle and I understand what you...
  • The Dreadful Reality of Idolatry...song of Moses pt 7

    They provoked him to jealousy with strange gods, with abominations provoked they him to anger. They sacrificed unto devils, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new gods that came newly up, whom your fathers feared not. Of the Rock that begat thee thou art unmindful, and hast forgotten God that formed thee. And when the Lord saw it, he abhorred them, because of the provoking of his sons, and of his daughters.(Deuteronomy 32:16-19)Man was made to worship, we were created with a need to adore something greater than we are, to open up our souls, and...
  • New Photo Of Kim & Kanye With South Florida Pastor

    05/26/2014 5:27:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 50 replies
    ....The rapper and reality star were ,married by Pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr. from North Miami, according to the Sun-Sentinel.... Wilkerson runs a ministry out of Trinity Church which has locations in Miami Gardens and North Miami. He calls the couple his friends. On Sunday, CBS4 spoke with some of the church’s members about the big news.... “I want to say congratulations and they’re a role model to the church, “ said Andrew Dumas who also attends the church.
  • Jennifer Lopez to be awarded by [Homosexual] rights organisation

    03/27/2014 1:44:07 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Zee News ^ | 3/25/14
    Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez will be given the Vanguard Award at the GLAAD Media Awards in April. The honour is given to "artists and media professionals who, through their work, have increased the visibility and understanding of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community". One of the reasons Lopez was chosen for the award by the gay rights organisation GLAAD is her role as producer on "The Fosters", a TV series about a lesbian couple raising a family of biological, adopted and foster children.
  • SERIOUS QUESTION: DO CATHOLICS REALLY BELIEVE THIS ABOUT MARY??

    03/19/2014 8:19:20 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 802 replies
    CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH SECOND EDITION PART ONE THE PROFESSION OF FAITH SECTION TWO THE PROFESSION OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH CHAPTER THREE I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY SPIRIT ARTICLE 9 "I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH" Paragraph 6. Mary - Mother of Christ, Mother of the Church 963 Since the Virgin Mary's role in the mystery of Christ and the Spirit has been treated, it is fitting now to consider her place in the mystery of the Church. "The Virgin Mary . . . is acknowledged and honored as being truly the Mother of God and of the...
  • The People Imagine a Vain Thing...Psalm 2 pt 2

    Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have them in derision. (Psalm 2:1-4)Psalm one and Psalm two go together. Psalm one looks at an individual over against the world he lives in. The Individual is separated inwardly, he thinks differently because he has a different source, the Law of God. He meditates on...
  • Consecration—Temporal Equality—Selfishness to Be Overcome—Resurrection—Return to Jackson County...

    12/27/2013 5:07:49 AM PST · by Colofornian · 4 replies
    Lds JournalofDiscourses.com ^ | March 9, 1873 | Lds "apostle" Orson Pratt
    ...But if this people should be brought into bondage, as the Israelites were in ancient days, Zion must be led forth out of bondage, as Israel was at the first. In order to do this God has prophesied that he will raise up a man like unto Moses, who shall lead his people therefrom. Whether that man is now in existence, or whether it is someone yet to be born; or whether it is our present leader who has led us forth into these valleys of the mountains, whether God will grant unto us the great blessing to have his...
  • 'SmithEmphasisMas': Over-the-top renditions of Christmas themes applied to Joseph Smith [Vanity]

    12/22/2013 8:21:46 AM PST · by Colofornian · 37 replies
    Colofornian | Dec. 22, 2013 | Colofornian
    Definition of SmithEmphasisMas? Over-the-top renditions of Christmas themes applied to Joseph Smith! The most obvious example was the BYU Joseph Smith Nativity scene in 2005 Joseph Smith Nativity [A Virtual 'Merry Smithmas' 'Greeting Card' circa 2005] Here are three additional examples of SmithEmphasisMas: DATE 'SMITHEMPHASISMAS' WHO SAID/PUBLISHED IT/LINK 2011 (Dec. 18) (1) Headline by church-owned newspaper mentions "co-celebrants'" December birthdays: Joseph Smith gets same billing as Jesus Christ: Deseret News (owned by the Mormon Church): Two December Births to celebrate: Jesus Christ and Joseph Smith; (2) The article starts off so that you would think the writer is talking about...
  • The American Idol Electorate: Americans Value Likeability Over Competence

    11/26/2013 5:50:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/26/2013 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Contrary to the impression that he has so assiduously worked to cultivate, Barack Obama is not a king of either the divine-right or impotent-figurehead variety, but instead the president of a republic. Having grown up in a country that still boasts the last vestiges of a once-potent monarchy, I am reasonably familiar with the role that incumbent sovereigns play in the world’s most popular constitutional arrangement, and aware too of what it takes for a modern potentate to be regarded as a success. In modern Britain, the Queen’s likeability and personality help her no end, whereas her political talent and...
  • Michelle Obama: ‘We Want to Honor and Embrace All…Faith Traditions’

    11/06/2013 4:24:06 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 6, 2013 - 6:08 PM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    At a White House Diwali celebration on Tuesday afternoon, First Lady Michelle Obama said that she and her husband wanted to celebrate all the faith and culture traditions “that make us who we are as Americans.” Even as she was saying this, there were 200 plaintiffs pursuing 77 lawsuits asking federal courts to protect their First Amendment right to the free exercise of religion from a regulation issued by the administration under Obamacare that requires health insurance plans to cover sterilizations, contraceptives and abortion inducing drugs and devices. …
  • Idolatry of the Poor.

    09/29/2013 5:18:07 PM PDT · by markomalley · 46 replies
    Orthometer ^ | 9/29/2013 | FR. ERIK RICHTSTEIG
    The Gospel reading this weekend is the Parable of Lazarus and the Rich Man from the Gospel according to Saint Luke. I suspect that throughout the world many homilies and sermons ended up saying something to the effect of, “Rich people bad. Poor people good.” This like all heresies is the result of a gross simplification of the Gospel, a deliberate misreading of the message of Jesus, and an imposition of a foreign ideology. The sin of the unnamed rich man was not that he had wealth. Rather it was that he did not pay attention to Moses and the...
  • American Idolatry

    09/06/2013 8:04:50 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 3 replies
    Touchstone ^ | Sept. 2013 | Allen Carlson
    In his 1835 book Democracy in America, Alexis de Tocqueville noted that for Americans, "equality is their idol." Among such a democratic people, he reports, "there are certain epochs at which the passion they entertain for it swells to the height of fury." They prefer equality in freedom, he noted, but if "they cannot obtain that, they still call for equality in slavery." Even barbarism, servitude, and poverty are acceptable offerings to "this irresistible passion." The same-sex marriage debate might have focused on the purpose of sexuality, or the nature of homosexuality, or the etiology of marriage. Instead, the dominant...
  • Obama leaves the bubble and hits the road

    08/25/2013 10:09:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 24, 2013 12:28 PM EDT | Julie Pace
    It’s the curse—or maybe the blessing—of living in a place that doesn’t make or break presidential elections: The president and those running for the job just don’t come around very often. So President Barack Obama’s two-day bus tour this week through swaths of western and central New York, a state that reliably backs Democrats in presidential elections, set the region abuzz. … Bus tours have long been standard fare in presidential campaigns. But Obama has occasionally hit the open road outside of the campaign cycles, boarding his black Secret Service-approved motor coach in search of an escape from the insular...
  • Victimidation and Idolatry, or Where Modern Liberalism Went Wrong

    08/19/2013 1:21:12 AM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 7 replies
    8/19/2013 | me
    I've got what I believe to be a spiritual insight into the "victimidation" phenomenon which is behind a lot of modern American political liberals' folly. I share it for discussion and refinement. I'd like to go into what I believe is the history here. Liberalism as we know it today began as a movement within Christianity to pay special attention to its call (and the call of the Judaic faith that led up to it) to raise up people who were down and out. At that time there was still a robust faith in God, and that He would glorify...
  • Is That Occupy Portland Dancing Around a Golden Calf on May Day?

    05/07/2013 9:31:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    Blaze ^ | Ericka Ritz
    Dan Sandini at Daylight Disinfectant recently posted video from the “May Day” protests in Portland, Oregon, and one of them alarmingly shows a group of young individuals dancing around a golden calf. Sandini’s description of the video reads: Warning: Video can not be “unseen.” ”It is useless to resist it,” or so go the lyrics. On May 1 2013, Occupy Portland dragged an idol of a Golden Bull down to O’Bryant Square. Dressed as Egyptian belly dancers they then proceeded to sing and dance about it. You just can’t make this stuff up folks. About three minutes 34 seconds of...
  • What Earth Day and Gay Marriage Have in Common...

    (They)… changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.(Romans 1:25)The apostle Paul described the degeneration of Ancient society in a way that is prophetic of what we see happening in the decay of our own formerly Judeo Christian world. The downward trajectory goes like this, * The refusal to acknowledge God as creator…(Secularism) For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is...
  • Oath-taking Meeting of Young People Held

    04/10/2013 10:58:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Pyongyang, April 10 (KCNA) -- An oath-taking meeting of young people took place before the statues of Generalissimos Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il on Mansu Hill Wednesday. They vowed to uphold the leadership of the dear respected Marshal Kim Jong Un with loyalty, true to the behests of the great Generalissimos. Laid before the statues were a floral basket in the name of the participants in the meeting and flowers. Jon Yong Nam, chairman of the Central Committee of the Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League, read out a letter of pledge. Thanks to the pure loyalty and...
  • Saudi Refuses $4 Million for Sacred Stone

    11/21/2012 3:49:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, November 11, 2012
    A Saudi man on a hunting trip in the rugged mountains near the border with Yemen stumbled across a little dark stone, which he instantly recognized as that mentioned in the holy Koran. A year later, he was offered $four million for the stone but he refused. Saleh Musfer Al Gamdi said the stone, which carries drawings of birds and elephants, weighs 131 gm, exactly the same number of words in the Koran verse that mentioned the stone-- “Surat Al Fil (elephant).” According to that verse, God the Almighty sent Ababil birds to throw Sejil stones (pebbles of hell) to...
  • Wisdom Cries Out...The DNC (All gods, but One)

    Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets: She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying, How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?(Proverbs 1:20-22) I believe that the Wisdom of God cries out to us through current events, though most just pass by paying no heed to what the Spirit is saying . Of course the Scriptures are full of the revealed Wisdom of God, and the clearest revelation of it...
  • The Gospel of Barack Hussein Obama According to Mark (barf alert)

    09/03/2012 8:22:18 PM PDT · by bronxville · 22 replies
    amazon.com ^ | March 20, 2012 | Mark F. Bozzuti-Jones
    Publication date: March 20, 2012 "The Gospel of Barack Hussein Obama According to Mark" is designed to initiate the reader into a meditation on what it means to be human, what it means to be a manifestation of God, and how Barack Obama is a unique and important manifestation of God’s desire for human flourishing. In a blend of words from his public speeches, imagined conversation, and fictional situations, the book highlights Obama’s real stance on social justice and, in particular, economic and political empowerment. It juxtaposes ancient Biblical form and contemporary reality, challenging the reader to see and seek...
  • Do Sports Fanatics Go to Heaven?

    08/20/2012 9:48:30 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 14 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | August 20, 2012 | JP
    ESPN makes great commercials. It has been that way since it first launched its “This is SportsCenter” ad campaign back in 1995. Nearly 400 commercials later, the campaign rocks on with its wry send-ups of famous athletes (usually hanging out at the ESPN offices in Bristol, Connecticut), its comical use of team mascots, and its amusing storylines involving rapid sports fans. But a recent ESPN commercial is anything but wry or comical or amusing. It shows the actual graves of truly die hard sports fans whose headstones pay homage not to their Creator, but to their favorite sports teams. Such...
  • Artist paints over Paterno's halo on Pa. mural

    07/15/2012 2:41:27 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 20 replies
    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — An artist has removed a halo from a mural of Penn State football coach Joe Paterno amid the school's child sex-abuse scandal. Michael Pilato had put a halo over Paterno's image after the beloved coach's death in January, but said he felt he had to remove it Saturday after a report that Paterno, former university president Graham Spanier and others buried allegations of child sex-abuse against ex-assistant Jerry Sandusky. Paterno's family denies the claim.
  • You are Invited to Occupy the Job-Killing, Wealth-Robbing EPA Mafia

    03/31/2012 4:16:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 31, 2012 | John Ransom
    Regular readers have been able to follow along as I chronicle the 17,384-employee wrecking crew that is the EPA. This week the racket put the coal industry out of business, helped raise electricty prices for everyone, and did it all for the low, low price of $9,000,000,000 per year. Underpinning the confidence game is deceptive science that manufactures evidence of climate change/global warming by pointing out people's natural curosity about natural weather events.          A New York Times story that ran in the Environment section on March 28, 2012 is a textbook example of all that is wrong with the supposed “scientific” method liberals are employing to...
  • Santorum Suggests Obama Preferable to "Etch-A-Sketch" Romney.

    03/22/2012 6:27:59 PM PDT · by true believer forever · 761 replies · 17+ views
    latimes.com ^ | March 22, 2012 | Michael A. Memoli
    Rick Santorum's latest attempt to use a Mitt Romney aide's "Etch-A-Sketch" remark against the Republican front-runner instead gave his rival a chance to fire back on Thursday, after Santorum seemed to say he'd rather see President Obama reelected than send Romney to the White House. Speaking at an event in Texas, Santorum again made the case that Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom's comments Wednesday on CNN about a "reset" of the campaign if Romney clinched the nomination showed the former Massachusetts governor's efforts to appeal to conservatives were insincere. "You win by giving people the opportunity to see a different vision...
  • Did the hand of God filch the heart of O'Toole?

    03/07/2012 5:17:38 PM PST · by ellenbrewster · 12 replies
    Popular Culture Through a Biblical Lens ^ | March 7, 2012 | Ellen Makkai
    Did God enlist some creep to steal a religious relic? It wouldn’t be the first time the Almighty used an infidel to do his bidding. Pagan Cyrus of Persia released long-enslaved Jews, enabling them to return to Jerusalem in 537 BC. The preserved 834 year-old heart of St. Laurence O’Toole (AD 1128-1180) disappeared Saturday from Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland and one has to wonder if God’s sovereignty was at work behind the scenes of that seemingly dastardly act. The Almighty is known for His slash-and-burn attitude toward icons and idols, knowing that such lifeless items steal the affections,...
  • President Obama Invited to Sing on American Idol (Hussein worship on Fox Network show)

    01/30/2012 4:54:28 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 28 replies
    411mania.com ^ | 1/28/12 | L Csonka
    Seriously… - American Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe was impressed with President Obama's short version of the Al Green tune "Let's Stay Together." So much so that he Tweeted the President and invited him to come perform on the show, stating the following… "@BarackObama we loved your vocal performance so much we'd love to invite you on to #AmericanIdol this Season for a duet with Al Green."
  • Pope highlights Mary's role as 'woman of the apocalypse'

    12/27/2011 8:24:19 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 697 replies · 2+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 12/28/11 | Benjamin Mann
    Rome, Italy, Dec 8, 2011 / 04:28 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI reflected on the biblical description of a “woman clothed with the sun” in his remarks at Rome's Spanish Steps on the 2011 Feast of the Immaculate Conception. “What is the meaning of this image? It represents the Church and Our Lady at the same time,” the Pope told the crowd assembled before the nearby statue commemorating the 1854 definition of Mary's Immaculate Conception. “Before all, the 'woman' of the apocalypse is Mary herself.” The 12th chapter of the Biblical Apocalypse – also known as the Book of...
  • Air Force Academy Backtracks on Christmas Toy Drive Because It’s Too Christian

    11/04/2011 4:51:31 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 84 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Nov.4, 2011 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    The U.S. Air Force Academy has pulled out of a Christian-sponsored children’s toy drive after commanders were accused of religious intolerance. Mikey Weinstein, an academy graduate who runs the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, said the academy’s participation in Operation Christmas Child is inappropriate because of its evangelical Christian roots. Operation Christmas Child is sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse, headed by Franklin Graham — the son of evangelist Billy Graham. It packs toys and other items into shoe boxes and sends them to needy children around the world, along with a Christian message in each gift. “This is arrogance beyond measure,” Weinstein...
  • Gillibrand bill encourages LGBT adoption (cuts of federal $$$ to entities that won't let them adopt)

    10/31/2011 6:39:24 PM PDT · by markomalley · 44 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 31, 2011 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    For the first time in Senate history, a bill has been introduced to encourage agencies not to discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender couples seeking to adopt. “As more and more LGBT couples are getting married and starting families, we have a great opportunity to place children without a family into happy homes,” said Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand, New York Democrat and lead sponsor of the Every Child Deserves a Family Act, Monday at the Huffington Post. The past year has seen many moves toward gay equality, and “the momentum is there to build on our progress,” she said,...
  • Who Is a True Jew?

    10/19/2011 2:40:04 PM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 168 replies · 1+ views
    BibleProphecyBlog.com ^ | October 19, 2011 | Dr. Tony Garland
    Q. In the Old Testament, the terms "Israel," "Jacob," and "Jew" all seem to clearly be applied to the grandson of Abraham, the son of Isaac, the man Jacob and his physical descendants (Gen. 32:28; 35:10). But in the New Testament, the terms "Israel" and "Jew" are used in passages which are more difficult to understand which some interpret as teaching that faithful Gentiles are described as "Israel" or "true Jews" (e.g., Rom. 2:28-29; 9:4; Gal. 6:16). Can you shed some light on this? A. I believe that much of the confusion concerning the use of the term “Israel” in...
  • Sen. Diane Feinstein: Government = God

    12/15/2009 9:00:33 PM PST · by freedomyes · 23 replies · 1,018+ views
    RenewAmerica ^ | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    She states that it is the government that dictates to the populace what is moral and what is immoral. Therefore, grassroots must bow down to the governmental altar, giving honor to politicians who scribe the holy writ of society.
  • Sarah Palin: Did she save the Republican Party?

    09/09/2011 8:15:24 AM PDT · by techno · 54 replies
    September 9, 2011 | techno
    One of the most important articles ever written about Sarah Palin was by Paul Goldman, a Democratic political strategist and former chairman of the Virginia Democratic Party,in September 2010, about 6 weeks before the 2010 midterm election. This article was originally posted at FR and at the WAPO: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2590825/posts http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/16/AR20100901606348.html In the article Goldman claims there is a good possibility that Sarah Palin has saved the Republican party (from extinction)by not going the third party route (via the Tea party) and in Goldman's words "to allow Republican anger to boil, yet not boil over." And then Goldman reflects on the...
  • Are pictures of Christ OK? (Reformed Christian Caucus)

    03/03/2011 4:14:23 PM PST · by Gamecock · 74 replies
    Question: A previous answer on the Q&A page stated, in part, "The Second Commandment forbids the making of images in order to worship them." Does that mean it is OK to have images of God or Christ so long as we do not worship them? Answer: Your question concerning the second commandment is appropriate. It is quite common to fail to recognize the clear distinction between the first and the second commandments. It is the first commandment that forbids the worship of any other than the true God. It is concerned, in other words, with whom we worship. But the...