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  • Funeral Pastors Compare Michael Brown’s Death To Jesus Christ’s Crucifixion [VIDEO]

    08/26/2014 3:10:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/26/2014 | Heather Smith
    A crowd of family, friends, music stars, civil rights leaders and preachers gathered at the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church on Monday for the memorial of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old robbery suspect who was fatally shot by local police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo.Brown’s uncle, Pastor Charles Ewing, gave a passionate eulogy and made parallels of his nephew’s life and that of the life of Jesus Christ. “Michael Brown was 18 years old. He was shot around noon. Our Lord and Savior hung on the cross — now compare our time frame 12 o’clock to the Jewish time frame...
  • The Perfect Revival?

    08/19/2014 7:34:19 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 4 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    The Perfect Revival? By Julio Severo Brazil has experienced an explosive growth of Pentecostal and neo-Pentecostal (neo-charismatic) churches. Large crowds of poor people have been attending these churches looking for answers for their physical, material and spiritual needs. The Brazilian Catholic Church, plagued by the Liberation Theology, has been worried about this growth. And even mainline Brazilian Protestant churches, similarly plagued by Protestant versions of the Liberation Theology, have been worried. International onlookers see such growth as a phenomenon or even evidence of “revival.” Yet, Brazilian Calvinist critics question that if it were genuine, Brazil would not have now...
  • Rise of the Christian left: Why the religious right’s moment may be ending (Salon)

    07/21/2014 4:34:55 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 37 replies
    Salon ^ | 7/21/14
    It’s hard to tell if the near-constant stream of millennial-centric political think-pieces are perpetuating or reflecting growing curmudgeonly fears about the future of the country. Maybe it’s a little of both, and Fox is probably observing within its competency when it pegs more than a handful of us as “deluded narcissists” – but it appears there’s room for some political optimism among all the moral panic and the reign of the religious right. With millennial religious and political attitudes in flux compared to our predecessors, the upcoming years could be the Christian left’s big moment. Which isn’t to say the...
  • Why Presbyterians Took Up the ‘Palestinian Cause’-merger of Christianity, Marxism, Edward Said

    07/07/2014 7:15:50 AM PDT · by SJackson · 32 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 7, 2014 | David Paulin
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - Why Presbyterians Took Up the ‘Palestinian Cause’Posted By David Paulin On July 7, 2014 @ 12:30 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 5 Comments What has happened to America’s Presbyterians? Leaders of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) have joined ranks with the radical left in recent years. They vilify Israel, apologize for Islamic terrorists, and cheer on the Palestinian cause.Now, these leftist elites are savoring an important victory, having pushed through a resolution to divest from U.S. companies operating in Israel: Caterpillar, Motorola Solutions, and Hewlett Packard. The contentious vote in the church’s general assembly passed by a...
  • Does a "legitimate redistribution" of wealth include the Vatican archives, Vatican library...?

    05/10/2014 2:47:21 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 66 replies
    5/10/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    I wonder if a "limited redistribution" of wealth includes selling the Vatican archives, the Vatican library, Vatican papers, vatican treasures, etc, etc to various museums and other institutions around the world, and then "redistributing" the wealth that would be procured from this? Some may say that words have been misinterpreted. If so, then clarify without any possible misunderstanding. But... if there is no misinterpretation, then why not include these in the redistribution of wealth?
  • Pope Francis to UN delegation: “legitimate redistribution of economic benefits by the State”

    05/09/2014 1:56:14 PM PDT · by NYer · 44 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | May 9, 2014 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Today Pope Francis addressed a delegation of the UN – which I remind you is a principle agent for promoting abortion world-wide.Below please find the full text of Pope Francis’ address to the United Nations Agencies, Funds and Programmes on Friday, led by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.There is some blah blah at first, but keep reading. My emphases and comments.NOTE: A lot of this is simply warmed up John Paul II and Benedict XVI. There isn’t much new here, apart from the terrible wording about the State and redistribution. But we can, for the most part, say “Ho hum!...
  • Pope Francis demands 'legitimate redistribution' of wealth

    05/09/2014 7:15:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 306 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 05/09/2014 | NICOLE WINFIELD
    VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis called Friday for governments to redistribute wealth to the poor in a new spirit of generosity to help curb the "economy of exclusion" that is taking hold today. Francis made the appeal during a speech to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the heads of major U.N. agencies who met in Rome this week. Latin America's first pope has frequently lashed out at the injustices of capitalism and the global economic system that excludes so much of humanity, though his predecessors have voiced similar concerns. On Friday, Francis called for the United Nations to promote...
  • Pope Francis: Zacchaeus and “legitimate redistribution”

    05/09/2014 7:11:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/09/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    The latest speech from Pope Francis is leading Drudge and the Twittersphere, and for good reason. Any time a world leader talks about “legitimate redistribution” in regard to economic policy, it raises eyebrows, if not hackles. In the case of this pontiff, the highlight of that phrase provokes heightened scrutiny. However, the longer context of Francis’ remarks this morning to UN leadership provides a much more nuanced picture of Francis’ view of economic policy — although probably not nuanced enough for libertarian ears: With this in mind, I would like to remind you, as representatives of the chief agencies of...
  • Pope demands 'legitimate redistribution' of wealth

    05/09/2014 6:04:29 AM PDT · by Abathar · 138 replies
    AP ^ | May 9,2014 | Nicole Winfield
    VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis called Friday for governments to redistribute wealth to the poor in a new spirit of generosity to help curb the "economy of exclusion" that is taking hold today.
  • CDF head: Pope Francis has close ties with liberation theology

    05/02/2014 2:08:03 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 27 replies
    The Tablet ^ | 5/2/14 | Christa Pongratz-Lippitt
    Pope Francis has close ties with liberation theology, the prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the body that once condemned the movement, has said. In a lengthy interview in the German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller said Pope Francis “is not so much a liberation theologian in the academic sense, but as far as pastoral work is concerned, he has close ties with liberation theology’s concerns. What we can learn from him is the insight that there is no pastoral work without profound theology and vice versa”. In the 1980s the...
  • The Catholic Roots of Obama’s Activism (Marxist roots, plus first name of 1988 girlfriend?)

    03/23/2014 3:01:21 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 90 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 22, 2014 | JASON HOROWITZ
    This Thursday, Mr. Obama will meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican after a three-decade divergence with the church. By the late 1980s, the Catholic hierarchy had taken a conservative turn that de-emphasized social engagement and elevated the culture wars that would eventually cast Mr. Obama as an abortion-supporting enemy. Mr. Obama, who went on to find his own faith with the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr.’s Trinity United Church of Christ, drifted from his youthful, church-backed activism to become a pragmatic politician and the president with a terrorist “kill list.” The meeting this week is a potential point of...
  • Pope to Italian Steel Workers [Catholic Caucus]

    03/20/2014 7:13:19 PM PDT · by Rashputin · 38 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | March 20, 2014 | Pope Francis
    Pope to Italian Steel Workers: work is essential for human dignity, should be available to all (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has reaffirmed that employment is essential to society, families, and individuals and for the dignity of the human person. In a Vatican audience Thursday for staff and families of the Italian Steel Works company “Acciaierie di Terni” celebrating its 130th anniversary, Pope Francis said his thoughts were directed not only to their company and others in the region, but to “all of the working world.” In the current economic climate and the difficulties facing the work environment, the Pope said,...
  • Criticized by Benedict, liberation theology founder gets hero’s welcome at Vatican

    02/26/2014 3:40:12 PM PST · by ebb tide · 27 replies
    AP ^ | February 25, 2014 | NICOLE WINFIELD
    The founder of liberation theology, the Latin American-inspired Catholic theology advocating for the poor, received a hero’s welcome Tuesday at the Vatican as the once-criticized movement continues its rehabilitation under Pope Francis. The Rev. Gustavo Gutierrez of Peru was the surprise speaker Tuesday at a book launch featuring the head of the Vatican’s orthodoxy office, Cardinal Gerhard Mueller; one of Francis’ top advisers, Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga; and the Vatican spokesman.
  • Mr. Obama’s Brand of “Christianity”

    01/24/2014 8:56:58 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 24 replies
    MichaelYoussef.com ^ | 1-24-14 | Michael Youssef
    For twenty years, Mr. Obama drank from a particular brand of religion—Liberal Christianity. To be sure, most Bible-believing Christians would not consider that brand to be Christianity at all. But liberal Christians would consider their brand to actually be the enlightened one. Over time, Liberal Christianity has developed a humanistic understanding of what the Christian faith is about. They claim that Christians who still believe the Bible is God’s perfect self-revelation are stuck back in the 1st century. Society has evolved, they say. And because society has evolved, God must be evolving also. After all, why else would He allow...
  • Rev. Jeremiah Wright at MLK Event: Tea Party Is 2.0 Upgrade of Lynch Party

    01/22/2014 7:00:51 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 31 replies
    Brietbart.com ^ | Jan 21, 2014
    Rev. Jeremiah Wright at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Breakfast in Wilmington, DE: Video “[W]ith one branch of the Tea Party being nothing but a 2.0 upgrade of the lynch party … with some folks doing everything they can to get that black man out of their White House.”
  • “Palestinian Messengers”: How Christ and Christians Are Used for the Palestinian Cause

    01/21/2014 7:50:06 AM PST · by juliosevero · 1 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    “Palestinian Messengers”: How Christ and Christians Are Used for the Palestinian Cause By Julio Severo Last Christmas, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Jesus was a “Palestinian” messenger. Even though Jesus was never a Palestinian or an advocate of a Palestinian cause, Abbas and his Muslim colleagues want to use Him to “ecumenically” unify Christians and Muslims to secure their cause. Christ has never been a Palestinian messenger, but there has been a number of Christian individuals and groups associating themselves with a Palestinian message. Knowingly or not, they have been used as Palestinian messengers. WCC and Liberation Theology The...
  • Pope Francis Speaks For the Revolution (Beyond bizzare)

    12/31/2013 3:35:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Atlanta Daily World ^ | December 23, 2013 | Aubrey Lynch
    On progressive news sites, Pope Francis is all the rage. Not only has he taken on the bishops, now he is taking on the ruling elites of the world. In his first major statement to the world, his “Evangelii Gaudium” (The Joy of the Gospel), the Pope addresses issues of trickle-down economics, runaway inequality, and the idolatry of money. His statements pull no punches. He says that for the rich not to share their wealth with the poor is nothing less than theft. The entire document is devoted to an effort to reverse the horrors brought on the world by...
  • Rush Limbaugh Doesn't Get Pope Francis

    12/05/2013 6:26:41 AM PST · by NYer · 196 replies
    Catholic Answers ^ | December 4, 2013 | Trent Horn
    In a recent segment on his nationally syndicated radio show, Rush Limbaugh talked about the pope’s new apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium. I don’t have the space to address everything Limbaugh said, but what struck me was his mischaracterization of Pope Francis's comments about economics.The fundamental problem was that Limbaugh chose to quote not what Pope Francis wrote but a Washington Post article on the exhortation, which stated: Pope Francis attacked unfettered capitalism as "a new tyranny" and beseeched global leaders to fight poverty and growing inequality, in a document on Tuesday setting out a platform for his papacy and...
  • De Blasio’s radical agenda for NYC

    11/12/2013 9:58:30 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 29 replies
    humanevents.com ^ | November 11, 2013 | Mark Impomeni
    Democrat Bill de Blasio defeated Republican challenger Joe Lhota last Tuesday in the New York City mayoral race by nearly 50 points (73-24), giving Democrats their first mayor elected on the party line since 1993. De Blasio is a self-described “social democrat” in the mold of Europe’s socialist parties, and may turn out to be the most leftwing politician to ever sit in Gracie Mansion. He campaigned on an agenda to turn away from the policies of the Giuliani and Bloomberg administrations and usher in an era of “substantial change” in the city. Whether he can turn his overwhelming victory...
  • A Charismatic Response to “The Growing Crisis Behind Brazil’s Evangelical Success Story”

    10/01/2013 9:11:13 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 3 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    A Charismatic Response to “The Growing Crisis Behind Brazil’s Evangelical Success Story” Julio Severo addresses misconceptions and missed targets on article by Brazilian Presbyterian theologian By Julio Severo In his The Gospel Coalition blog, Brazilian Calvinist theologian Augustus Nicodemus Gomes Lopes said, “When Paulo Romeiro wrote ‘Evangelicals in Crisis’ in the mid-1990s, a book that has remained a bestseller among Brazilian evangelicals, he addressed just one of the many ways in which evangelicalism had collapsed in Brazil, namely, its inability to halt the spread of prosperity theology.” (Link: http://archive.is/hjNXb) He mentions “Prosperity Theology” three times. Strangely, Liberation Theology and its Protestant...
  • Vatican readmits leftist thinking

    09/05/2013 12:53:52 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 52 replies
    The Times (Australian) ^ | September 6, 2013 | James Bone
    THE Vatican has begun a historic move to rehabilitate the leftist Catholic movement known as “liberation theology” as the Pope refocuses the church on the poor. L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican’s official newspaper, devoted its centre spread to defending the virtues of liberation theology, which had been anathema since the Cold War. “With a Latin American Pope, liberation theology could not remain for long in the shadows to which it has been relegated for some years, at least in Europe,” wrote Ugo Sartorio, a priest and editor of a Catholic magazine. Father Sartorio even argued in his piece yesterday that, while...
  • UPenn Prof says God is a white racist with a gun hunting down black youth

    07/16/2013 3:10:14 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 62 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | July 16, 2013 | Jeff Head
    UPENN PROFESSOR SAYS GOD IS A WHITE RACIST I didn't think it could get any more bizarre, rediculous...or ultimately dangerous...and then you have this. A University of Pennsylvania Professor, Professor Anthea Bulter (shown above), who is an associate professor of Religion at the University of Pennsylvania, blogged the following to her readers and students regarding her thoughts after the George Zimmerman not guilty verdict: "God ain’t good all of the time. in fact, sometimes, God is not for us. As a black woman in an nation that has taken too many pains to remind me that I am not a...
  • Liberation Theology and Neo-Pentecostalism in Brazil

    05/07/2013 3:51:47 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 1 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Liberation Theology and Neo-Pentecostalism: A Leading Challenge to the Evangelical Churches in Brazil By Julio Severo Traditionally, major theological trends — good or wicked — came from Europe and America. The single major theological trend originating outside Europe and America is Liberation Theology, which is prevalent in Latin America, especially Brazil. In this original and exclusive e-booklet, I trace this movement in Brazil and how its leaders recognized openly that the only force capable of challenging Liberation Theology was neo-Pentecostal churches. In fact, the Brazilian Left admits today that neo-Pentecostal churches are the only hindrance to the advance of its...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 03-20-13 ("Kennedy Catholic" Pitt Delivers Sermon)

    03/20/2013 10:06:01 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 19 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | March 20, 2013 | William Rivers Pitt, DUmmies, & PJ-Comix
    Every once in awhile WILLIAM RIVERS PITT publicly puts on a very showy display of supposed faith for either political and/or showboating purposes. We already saw Pitt showboating himself as a KENNEDY CATHOLIC upon the death of Teddy Kennedy in which he recited Latin prayers in DUmmieland which he never utters in real life except, perhaps, when on a huge Bukowski's bender. And now that a new Pope has been chosen, the expected Catholic bashing went full force in DUmmieland which led the Pittster into full blown showboating in which he pretends to be indignant about attacks on his...
  • Everything you need to know about Pope Francis’s macroeconomic views

    03/14/2013 7:29:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/14/2013 | by Dylan Matthews
    We have a new pope! Pope Francis I, formerly Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, is the first Latin American pope, and indeed the first pope not from Europe or Northern Africa. While considered a long shot in the betting markets — correcting for bookie profit, Paddy Power gave him a 2 percent chance, and Betfair a 0.7 percent chance, last I checked — he was widely considered the runner-up in the 2005 race for pope, a fact confirmed by leaked diaries after the fact. He also has one of the more interesting political records of any of the...
  • Mexican Narcoterrorist Region May Abandon Catholicism for Islam

    12/31/2012 4:02:57 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 53 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | December 29, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Mexican Narcoterrorist Region May Abandon Catholicism for Islam It would seem as if Bishop Ruiz’s brand of Liberation Theology has had the same effect on Chiapas as on Europe. Chiapas is poor, but it’s now also appearing to trend Islamic as any region under the influence of the left eventually does. When you kill the local religion and replace it with social justice, foreign religions eventually take its place. In the mid-1990s, a leftist resistance group which calls itself The Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) made Chiapas its home. Its attempts to fight the Mexican Army repeatedly failed, but...
  • The Sad End of the Priestly Ministry of Mr. Roy Bourgeois

    11/19/2012 8:10:38 PM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 11/20/12 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    Disobedience and preaching against the teaching of the Catholic Church about women's ordination led to his excommunication, dismissal and laicization. Then Fr. Bourgeois engaged in an obstinate crusade which involved public and direct defiance of the Holy See and a repudiation of the unbroken teaching of the Magisterium of the Catholic Church concerning sacred ordination. MARYKNOLL, N.Y. (Catholic Online) - The short Press Release from the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers confirmed some sad news on Monday, November 19, 2012. The priestly ministry of Roy Bourgeois has come to an end: ***** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThe Congregation For The Doctrine Of The...
  • Frank Marshall Davis: Obama’s Communist Mentor on the Catholic Church

    10/12/2012 6:16:56 AM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | October 12, 2012 | Paul Kengor
    He blasted big business, Wall Street, big oil, General Motors, “excess profits,” “millionaires” and the “wealthy.”He called out the “corporation executive” for not paying his “fair” share.He attacked “GOP” tax cuts that “spare the rich” and “benefit millionaires.”He advocated wealth redistribution from greedy “corporations” to “health insurance” and “public works projects.”He described himself as “progressive,” while his detractors accused him of being a communist.He adopted slogans like “Forward” and “Change.” He wanted to transform America through what he called “fundamental change.”He was skeptical of preachers and their effect on God-and-gun clinging Americans, and saw the Catholic Church as an obstacle...
  • The 10 Most Dangerous Religious Right Organizations (A Leftist's take)

    10/04/2012 11:30:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    WND ^ | 10/04/2012 | Simon Brown
    (Church & State Magazine) — The movement known as the Religious Right is the number-one threat to church-state separation in America. This collection of organizations is well funded and well organized; it uses its massive annual revenue and grassroots troops to undermine the wall of separation in communities nationwide.Americans United staff members have carefully researched this movement, and here are the 10 Religious Right groups that pose the greatest challenges to church-state separation. Most of these organizations are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the tax code, but the financial data includes some affiliated 501(c)(4) lobbying organizations operating alongside the...
  • Michelle Obama: Politics Belong in Churches – But No Discounted Sunday Lunch for a Church Bulletin

    07/05/2012 8:38:17 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 14 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 7-5-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    I just listened to Bill O'Reilly discuss Michelle Obama's comment that "there is no place better than church to talk politics." My first thought was to agree with the First Lady and to ask why she doesn't do something about her Democrat party which believes the First Amendment's so-called "separation" of church and state means, among other things, that churches cannot take a political stance. The IRS disallows politics in the pulpits and pews across America. Why? Because some Americans oppose tax-exempt faith-based-religions and find it distasteful when they are forced to fund a politically religious ideology. It is necessary...
  • Obama Has No Faith

    06/11/2012 5:31:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 11, 2012 | Lurita Doan
    Acts of faith are performed each day in this country, and we are all the better for it. But sadly, Barack Obama does not seem to have faith in the American system, nor does he believe in American exceptionalism, nor does he believe that Americans can make it on their own without government handouts. In short, Obama doesn’t have faith in us. Faith has become an inflammatory topic in the 2012 election. In policy, speeches and campaign ads, the president has used faith as a means to demagogue his Republican opponent. Faith has been used by the left-wing extremists as...
  • Faith scholars who backed Obama in 2008 see weakening Democratic interest in religious voters

    06/03/2012 6:37:41 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 16 replies
    WASHINGTON POST ^ | 6/3/2012 | ap
    In 2008, Barack Obama took aim at the “pew gap,” the overwhelming Republican edge among voters who regularly attend church. The Democratic presidential nominee came nowhere near closing it, but he didn’t have to. He just needed an extra percentage point or two among traditional GOP constituents, and he got it. The Democratic National Committee is promising a repeat performance in 2012. But some religious leaders and scholars who backed Obama in 2008 are skeptical. They say the Democrats have, through neglect and lack of focus, squandered the substantial gains they made with religious moderates and worry it will hurt...
  • Jesse Jackson says hits on Jeremiah Wright pain him

    05/21/2012 11:52:50 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | May 21, 2012 | Tim Mak
    Civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson defended Monday controversial Rev. Jeremiah Wright, saying that it was a “source of pain” to see him criticized in the media. “I know it’s a source of pain for me to see him used as an object of degradation and manipulated the way he’s been used the media as if he’s some sort of enemy of the state. It’s not fair and it’s not true,” said Jackson on MSNBC’s “Daily Rundown.” “It pains me to see him used as an object of degradation.” Jackson said that Wright had developed an influential ministry, one that...
  • Wright: I “Made It Comfortable” For Obama to Accept Christianity Without Having to Renounce Islam

    05/16/2012 1:31:19 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 183 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 5-15-2012 | Jim Hoft
    In a shocking interview yesterday on the Sean Hannity Radio Show, author Ed Klein said Barack Obama’s former pastor helped Obama accept Christianity without having to renounce Islam. The Daily Caller reported: Klein also said Wright told him he “made it comfortable” for Obama to accept Christianity without having renounce his “Islamic background,” which Klein said he has on tape. -snip- Klein spoke more on this in a separate interview with NewsMax: Klein says Obama originally sought out Wright to discuss community activism. “Quickly the conversations turned from picking up garbage on the street and getting streetlights put up on...
  • Obama Heads for John Edwards-type Hush Money Scandal?

    05/14/2012 4:06:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 14, 2012 | John Ransom
    Staggering under an avalanche of bad news regarding the economy, Obama’s presidential campaign took another hit over the weekend as the New York Post detailed divisions amongst Democrats and radicals, including charges that Obama tried to buy the silence of his controversial Chicago pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Author Edward Klein in his new book The Amateur writes that Obama offered his long-time radical preacher and pastor $150,000 in hush money for staying out of the spotlight during Obama’s 2008 run for president. I might add that I have a feeling that radical association with Obama was a booming cottage industry...
  • The ‘bribe’ to silence Wright [Obama’s team tried to buy his silence]

    05/13/2012 5:11:14 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 133 replies
    New York Post ^ | MAY 12, 2012 | New York Post
    <p>When sermons of Obama’s Chicago pastor, Jeremiah Wright, surfaced during the Iowa primaries, it threatened to derail Obama’s campaign. ABC aired one where Wright screamed, “Goddamn America!” Edward Klein interviewed Wright, who told him Obama’s team tried to buy his silence.</p>
  • Jim Jones’ Sinister Grip on San Francisco (Peoples Temple Cult Leader Ensnared Harvey Milk, Dems)

    05/06/2012 1:34:50 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 71 replies
    Salon.com ^ | Tuesday, May 1, 2012 | David Talbot
    Jim Jones’ sinister grip on San Francisco How the Peoples Temple cult leader ensnared Harvey Milk and other progressive icons “Season of the Witch,” the new book by Salon founder David Talbot, tells the story of the wild and bloody birth of “San Francisco values.” The following excerpt – Part 1 in a three-part series -- recounts one of the darker dramas before the ultimate triumph of those values. Jim Jones, the strange and charismatic leader of Peoples Temple, proved a master at politically wiring San Francisco in the mid-1970s. The driven preacher had begun his climb up the political...
  • Libya Taps Nicaraguan as Its Envoy at the U.N.

    03/30/2011 9:03:51 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 8 replies
    NYT ^ | March 30, 2011 | Dan Bilefsky
    UNITED NATIONS — A former Nicaraguan foreign minister who once called President Ronald Reagan “the butcher of my people” has been appointed to represent Libya at the United Nations after its delegate was denied a visa, the Nicaraguan government said on Wednesday. Nicaragua said the former minister, Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann, 78, an outspoken critic of the United States and a Catholic priest, would replace the Libyan diplomat Ali Abdussalam Treki, who had been unable to obtain a visa to enter the United States. Libya’s ambassador to the United Nations, Abdurrahman Mohamed Shalgam, defected in late February after denouncing Col. Muammar...
  • Forgive us our student loan debt (Is forgiving debt a moral issue?)

    04/28/2012 6:42:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 105 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/28/2012 | By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite
    We need to start taking student loan debt seriously, both as a troubling moral issue and as a ticking economic time bomb. By some reports, student loan debt will exceed 1 trillion dollars this year, more than the credit card debt of all Americans. A whole generation of young Americans is at risk in this excessive borrowing. They fall further and further behind in “servicing their debt” because they have no way to keep up with the payments as many of them are unemployed or underemployed. They will delay starting marriage and families; they dare not take the risk of...
  • Obama's America: Why Black Grievance Will Never End

    04/11/2012 4:42:08 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 58 replies
    http://www.americanthinker.com ^ | April 11, 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    When I was 12 years old, I used to play tennis at a certain public park in the Bronx. One day it got back to me that a black fellow at the courts, whose name I forget, said, "Selwyn doesn't like black people." This raised my eyebrows. You see, I had never really thought about the man one way or the other. And what occupied my mind were forehands, backhands, topspin, and volleys, not race. So the only thing I could figure was that I was probably in a funk one day and didn't hear and acknowledge a greeting he...
  • 'Jesus ... do not take me yet,' Hugo Chavez weeps

    04/06/2012 10:33:31 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 44 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 6, 2012
    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez wept and asked God to spare his life during a pre-Easter Mass after returning from his latest session of cancer treatment in Cuba. Very little is known about the 57-year-old socialist leader's condition, including even what type of cancer he has. Chavez has undergone three operations in less than a year, and received two sessions of radiation treatment. He says the latest surgery was successful, that he is recovering well and will be fit to win a new six-year term at an election in October. Yet big questions remain about his future, and on Thursday the...
  • Obama: Easter story helps him in troubled times

    04/04/2012 12:44:30 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 4, 2012
    WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama says the Easter story of Christ's agony and resurrection has helped him get through the tough moments of an embattled presidency. The president got "Amens" from religious leaders at a White House prayer breakfast in the East Room as he recounted Jesus saying, "In this world, you will have trouble."
  • Newark church members wear hoodies on Palm Sunday as sign of solidarity with Trayvon Martin

    04/01/2012 7:58:42 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 53 replies
    New Jersey Star-Ledger ^ | April 1, 2012 | Eunice Lee
    Pastor Ronald Slaughter wore his Sunday best, plus a white hoodie sweatshirt as he preached his Palm Sunday sermon today. Slaughter and members of his congregation at St. James AME Church in Newark donned hoodies in honor of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teen gunned down by a neighborhood watch captain last month. Several congregants wore their hoodies up while others sitting in the pews came in regular dress. Slaughter, who wore a white zipped up hoodie sweatshirt over a shirt and tie, and other church leaders behind the pulpit wore hoodies but did not cover their heads.
  • President Carter says he clashed with 'fundamentalist' Pope John Paul II

    03/24/2012 10:09:41 AM PDT · by NYer · 75 replies · 1+ views
    Catholic Culture ^ | March 24, 2012 | Diogenes
    Former US President Jimmy Carter has disclosed that he had angry exchanges with Pope John Paul II about liberation theology and about the ordination of women. The former president said that he complained to the Pontiff about the Church’s “perpetuation of the subservience of women” while Blessed John Paul II was visiting the US in 1978, and “there was more harshness when we turned to the subject of ‘liberation theology.” Carter said that he classified the Pope as a “fundamentalist,” placing him in that category along with Iran’s late Ayatollah Khomeini. In the same interview Carter said that “it...
  • 5 Reasons That Shouting "Racism" Doesn't Work Anymore

    03/23/2012 4:53:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies · 2+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | March 23, 2012 | John Hawkins
    Because of slavery (Democrats did it), KKK violence (Democrats did it), segregation (Democrats did it), Jim Crow laws (Democrats did it) and other historic abuses heaped on black Americans in our country by the Democratic Party and its supporters, America has been a bit oversensitive about race for the last few decades. Of course, the political party responsible for all of that racism is now the one shouting, "You're a racist," and trying to pit different racial groups against each other. That might seem ironic at first glance, but if you think about it, it's actually par for the...
  • Why Is Observing Obama As A Marxist Verboten?

    03/22/2012 12:23:29 AM PDT · by billflax · 40 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 03/22/2012 | Bill Flax
    The recent release of a tape by Andrew Breitbart's outfit sparked renewed interest in President Obama's murky past. In anticipation, conservatives were elated that the president might finally be exposed. The tape showed Obama, then at Harvard Law, orchestrating a protest on behalf of Derrick Bell. Without providing any background on just how radical is Professor Bell, the compliant liberal media derisively dismissed it all as conservative paranoia, even proclaiming presidential vindication. It still appears preposterous to purport that America elected a communist ideologue. The world's greatest beneficiary of capitalist bounty would never willingly empower a radical socialist to "fundamentally...
  • Never Before Seen 1991 Video Of A Harvard Protest Shows Barack Obama Defending A Radical Law Prof.

    03/07/2012 6:29:11 PM PST · by tobyhill · 63 replies
    business Insider ^ | 3/7/2012 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    Andrew Kaczynski of Buzzfeed discovered this little gem of a video, in which then-law student Barack Obama spoke at a protest in favor of Harvard Law Professor Derrick Bell. Kaczynski explains what the protest was all about. Bell was the first black tenured professor at the school, and a pioneer of "critical race theory," which insisted, controversially, on reading issues of race and power into legal scholarship. His protest that spring was occasioned by Harvard's denial of tenure to a black woman professor, Regina Austin, at a time when only three of the law school's professors were black and only...
  • Theology of Integral Mission

    03/07/2012 3:33:04 PM PST · by juliosevero
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Theology of Integral Mission Can the Gospel be used as a mere platform for an ideology? “Theology of Integral Mission is a [Brazilian] Protestant variation of the Liberation Theology”. — Ariovaldo Ramos, in the Marxist magazine Diplomatique. Ramos is a former president of World Vision in Brazil. By Julio Severo Note: This is a message by me to Brazilian evangelicals, because Theology of Integral Mission is by far the most serious problem in the Brazilian churches, making them prey to political opportunists, and because the dominant political ideology in Brazil, in churches and society, is socialist. I hope that this...
  • Obama's defense of religion {Mega BARF-Alert - talk about spin...}

    02/23/2012 10:01:30 PM PST · by Cronos · 9 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 23 Feb 2012 | Steve Chapmen
    Catholic bishops, evangelical pastors and Republican presidential candidates have been decrying the Obama administration's war on religious liberty. Amid all the uproar, it's easy to overlook something equally important: the administration's many battles for religious liberty....In other realms, believers have found a Barack Obama and his Justice Department to be staunch allies.The most conspicuous surprise involves government rules for faith-based organizations that get federal funding for social services.President George W. Bushissued an executive order allowing such groups to hire only people who share their faith — exempting them from the usual ban on religious discrimination. Liberal critics accused him of...
  • Obama’s Catholic Church Gambit: Lessons from American Communists

    02/22/2012 3:54:29 AM PST · by veritas2002 · 15 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 02-20-2012 | Paul Kengor
    A fascinating theory has been advanced by Dick Morris, which, in turn, is being considered by Rush Limbaugh and other leading conservatives. Morris speculates that the Obama HHS mandate on contraception, sterilization, and abortifacients is a fight with the Catholic Church that Team Obama wants — and with the focus based narrowly on contraception, not abortifacients. Dick Morris may be right. It seems no accident that Obama publicly noted that the vast majority of Catholic women use contraception. Yes, the vast majority does, but the vast majority does not support abortifacients — that is, “contraceptive” drugs that cause or induce...