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Moral Issues (Religion)

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  • Is Donald Trump a Spiritual Danger? A whole book has been compiled by evangelical Christians raising grave concerns about Trump.

    07/08/2020 8:01:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/08/2020 | Michael Brown
    It’s one thing when the leftwing media bashes Donald Trump, seeing him as a menace. But how should we respond when 30 evangelicals write a book titled, The Spiritual Danger of Donald Trump: 30 Evangelical Christians on Justice, Truth, and Moral Integrity?While working on my new book Evangelicals at the Crossroads: Will We Pass the Trump Test?, I familiarized myself with some of the most important, bestselling, anti-Trump books, including: Bob Woodward’s Fear: Trump in the White House, which was a #1 New York Times Bestseller.Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig’s A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump’s Testing of America,...
  • Montenegro Becomes First Balkan State to Legalize Gay Civil Unions

    07/07/2020 6:34:56 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 7/2/20
    With a 42-5 vote in Parliament on Wednesday, Montenegro became the first European country outside Western Europe and the EU to legalize gay civil partnerships. The new bill gives same-sex couples equal rights to traditional couples except for the right to adopt children, reports euronews. The move was hailed by the nation’s top authorities and the LGBT community. “By adopting the Law on Same Sex Life Partnership, Montenegro is for the first time regulating the legal rights of same-sex couples!” President Milo Đukanović tweeted. “A confirmation that our society is maturing, accepting and living the differences. Born free and equal...
  • Discarded Seminarian Fighting Back

    07/07/2020 6:30:25 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 6/30/20 | William Mahoney
    Open letter exposes seminary cover-upAfter being forced out of the Pontifical North American College (NAC) in Rome, former seminarian Anthony Gorgia has launched a GoFundMe account to finance legal action against "culpable Church leaders who will listen ... when faced with a lawsuit." Gorgia, once an exemplary seminarian, was forced to leave the NAC during the 2018–2019 school year after witnessing the seminary's vice-rector inappropriately touching a seminarian in his care. Gorgia's impeccable record of service, coupled with love and admiration of professionals and people who know him, were no deterrent to his bishop, Cdl. Timothy Dolan of New York....
  • What's to be.

    07/07/2020 5:39:23 PM PDT · by Manly Warrior · 2 replies
    The Holy Bible, Amplified version | Eternity Past,Present and Future | The LORD God Almighty
    Isaiah 30:30 "And the Lord shall cause His glorious voice to be heard and the descending blow of His arm to be seen, coming down with indignant anger and with the flame of a devouring fire, amid crashing blasts and cloudbursts, tempest, and hailstones". Isaiah 32:18 "My people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation in safe dwellings and in quiet resting places".
  • The next pope: are we facing the nightmare of a Parolin pontificate?

    07/07/2020 3:27:45 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 31 replies
    The Spectator ^ | July 7, 2020 | Damian Thompson
    The next pope: are we facing the nightmare of a Parolin pontificate? Vatican officials are anxious to get their hands on an advance copy of The Next Pope, a survey of 19 leading contenders to succeed Pope Francis scheduled for publication next month. The author, Edward Pentin, discusses these papable cardinals in today's episode of Holy Smoke.The full list is still under wraps, but inevitably we talk about Cardinal Robert Sarah, the African-born apocalyptic visionary whom liberals most fear. (If you doubt that, read this despicable and semi-literate hatchet job on Sarah by Christopher Lamb in The Tablet.) Equally inevitably,...
  • Russian President Putin Mocks US Embassy for Flying Gay Pride Flag

    07/06/2020 6:54:48 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 46 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 7/6/20 | Martin Burger
    MOSCOW, Russia, July 6, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested that a “gay pride” flag flying at the U.S. embassy in Moscow indicates the people working there are homosexuals. When Putin was told during a televised video conference that the U.S. embassy had a pride flag hanging from the front of its building to celebrate Pride month in June, he asked, “Who works in this building?” When the president was told “Americans,” he responded, “Let them celebrate.” “They’ve shown a certain something about the people who work there,” he added with a smile, according to The Moscow Times,...
  • [Barf Alert] Archdiocese hires outspoken pro-LGBT, pro–Black Lives Matter adviser on racism

    07/06/2020 5:01:58 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 2, 2020 | Doug Mainwaring
    [Barf Alert] Archdiocese hires outspoken pro-LGBT, pro–Black Lives Matter adviser on racism A review of Howard Ross’s Facebook postings over the last month reveals support for political movements, organizations, and ideas that are antithetical to the Catholic Church and her teachings. BALTIMORE, Maryland, July 2, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — An archbishop has hired a “diversity and inclusion” consultant who is unabashedly pro-LGBT; supports the Marxist, pro-abortion, anti-family Black Lives Matter movement; and sees Republicans as evil to help him “grapple with racial tension” in a city that has long been plagued with racial unrest and violence.  Baltimore archbishop William E. Lori...
  • [Catholic Caucus] (Barf Alert) Bishop Open to Blessings for LGBTQ Couples Elected President of Austrian Bishops’ Conference

    07/06/2020 4:27:57 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    New Ways Ministry ^ | July 6, 2020 | Kevin Molloy
    [Catholic Caucus] (Barf Alert) Bishop Open to Blessings for LGBTQ Couples Elected President of Austrian Bishops’ Conference An archbishop who directed moral theologians to study the possibility of blessings for same-gender unions was elected president of the Austrian Bishops’ Conference.On June 16, the conference selected Archbishop Franz Lackner of Salzburg, the former head of the Austrian Liturgical Commission (LKÖ), to be its leader, according to Novena News.As chairman of the LKÖ, Lackner commissioned a study on the possibility of developing a liturgy of blessing for same-gender couples. Austrian theologian Ewald Volgger recalls that Lackner “asked for an exchange on the question...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Homo-Folly: Bishops and Priests Outbid Each Other in Gay Propaganda

    07/06/2020 8:34:14 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | July 5, 2020 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Homo-Folly: Bishops and Priests Outbid Each Other in Gay Propaganda Jesuit Fordham University in New York produced a June 18 video as a compensation for the cancelled pro-gay Outreach 2020 conference. It contains short statements by the originally scheduled speakers who are outbidding each other in gay propaganda. The first is the inevitable James Martin who announces that Outreach 2020 has the support of New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan. Santa Fe Archbishop John Wester whines that “so many of our fellow Catholics" experience isolation and depression on an almost daily basis because of their "sexual orientation" or "gender...
  • America Prayer Vigil - 7/6/2020 [Prayer]

    07/05/2020 10:56:31 PM PDT · by · 45 replies
    Free Republic Intercessors ^ | 7/6/2020 |
    Please join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for our PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP/VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE and AMERICA: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Religion Forum threads labeled "Prayer" are closed to debate of any kind.
  • Catholic priest defends criticism of ‘pride’ celebrations: ‘This is about saving souls’

    07/05/2020 8:58:09 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 2, 2020 | Paul Smeaton
    Catholic priest defends criticism of ‘pride’ celebrations: ‘This is about saving souls’ 'We don't hate you, we love you.' A new version of the LGBT 'pride' flag includes strips for Black Lives Matter and transgenderism LAFAYETTE, Louisiana, July 2, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — A Catholic parish in the Diocese of Lafayette has stood by its criticism of the New Orleans Saints for celebrating the “gay rights movement,” despite being attacked for it on social media. Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Erath, Lafayette, responded to a Facebook post by the New Orleans Saints which publicized the team having lit up...
  • Court Rules Catholic Church Must Pay for Killing Babies in Abortion in Its Insurance Plan

    07/05/2020 3:47:44 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/2/20 | Micaiah Bilger
    A New York Catholic diocese lost another battle in court Thursday when a state appeals court upheld a ruling requiring that health insurance policies in the state cover abortions. The Times Union reports the Appellate Division of state Supreme Court’s Third Department ruled 5-0 against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany. The diocese is challenging a state regulation that requires health insurance companies to cover “medically necessary” abortions. The Catholic Church teaches that every human life is valuable, from conception to natural death, and abortions are are moral evil. Meanwhile, abortion industry leaders claim abortions are “health care,” thereby making...
  • Why Catholics Should Vote for Trump

    07/05/2020 3:43:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | July 5, 2020 | George Neumayr
    Why Catholics Should Vote for Trump It is not a hard case to make given the alternative. On distinctively Catholic issues, the “Catholic” Joe Biden is batting zero. From abortion to gay marriage to embryonic stem cell research, Biden stands against Church teaching. Were he elected, he would resume the war on Catholics and Christians Barack Obama waged for eight years. Donald Trump’s defeat of Hillary Clinton put a pause on that assault and gave Catholics some breathing room. Given all of this, one would think the Catholic episcopate might refrain from sniping at Trump. But they haven’t. Democrats first,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Sidelined Priest’s Work Continues

    07/04/2020 8:19:39 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Church Militant ^ | July 3, 2020 | Bradley Eli
    [Catholic Caucus] Sidelined Priest’s Work Continues COLUMBUS, Ohio ( - Lay supporters of a priest who was sidelined by his bishop in Columbus, Ohio for reaching out to homosexuals plan to carry on his work and offer it as a subtle protest on his behalf.Rev. Joseph Klee Following Church Militant's report on the removal of all priestly duties from Fr. Joseph Klee, Alycia Hartley (the cleric's "friend and spiritual daughter") told the apostolate on Thursday that his supporters will continue his marriage rallies as an outreach to homosexuals. "We want to carry on his work and do it in honor of Fr. Klee," said Hartley. Klee, who has been outspoken...
  • [Catholic Caucus] (Barf Alert) ‘Gay Catholics’ are ‘cornerstone’ of Church, says video with NY Cdl Dolan’s support

    07/03/2020 9:59:29 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 2, 2020 | Doug Mainwaring
    [Catholic Caucus] (Barf Alert) ‘Gay Catholics’ are ‘cornerstone’ of Church, says video with NY Cdl Dolan’s support July 2, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — In a video produced by Fordham University after the coronavirus pandemic forced it to postpone its planned “Outreach 2020” conference for “LGBTQ Catholics,” perhaps the most alarming revelations come within the first 30 seconds. “We were all ready to go,” exclaims Fr. James Martin, S.J., “with the support of Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the Archbishop of New York; Fr. John Cecero, the Jesuit Provincial of the USA, Northeast Province; and Fr.  Joe McShane, the president of Fordham University.” The...
  • Duma's Tolstoy Sees Demonstration of LGBT Flags on Embassy Buildings in Moscow as Attempt to Influence Voting on Constitutional Amendments

    07/02/2020 6:43:20 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Interfax ^ | 7/2/20
    Moscow, July 2, Interfax - Russian State Duma Deputy Speaker and Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Vice President in respect of Russia Pyotr Tolstoy has urged the Duma ad hoc commission investigating interference in Russia's internal affairs to legally assess the demonstration of LGBT flags on the buildings of the United States and United Kingdom diplomatic missions in Moscow. "I am asking you to consider these circumstances within the commission's purview in order to issue its legal judgment and propose relevant methods of response to an attempt to put pressure on the people's free will during the...
  • [Barf Alert] Priest in NY church: ‘Christ is lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer’

    07/02/2020 10:20:32 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 46 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 2, 2020 | Joseph Sciambra
    [Barf Alert] Priest in NY church: ‘Christ is lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer’ Fr. Rick Walsh July 2, 2020 (Sons of St. Joseph) — On June 28, 2020, Paulist priest Rick Walsh offered “a reflection” entitled “We All Belong to Each Other” at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in New York City; the parish is the motherhouse of the Paulist order. On June 25, 2020, Walsh also was the “celebrant” for the parish’s Pride Mass sponsored by the Paulist’s LGBT ministry “Out at St. Paul. (OSP)” During his “reflection” Walsh said: Are they not aware…Christ is a woman… …Christ is Black In Christ, I...
  • [Barf Alert] Accommodating homosexuality makes ‘better Catholics,’ priest insists at ‘Pride Mass’

    07/01/2020 11:29:57 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 41 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 29, 2020 | Doug Mainwaring
    [Barf Alert] Accommodating homosexuality makes ‘better Catholics,’ priest insists at ‘Pride Mass’ Despite gay 'Pride' events being canceled from coast to coast due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cardinal Joseph Tobin permitted an LGBT 'Pride Mass' to be conducted in his archdiocese. HOBOKEN, New Jersey, June 29, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — Despite gay “Pride” events being canceled from coast to coast due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cardinal Joseph Tobin has permitted an LGBT “Pride Mass” to be conducted in his archdiocese. For the third year in a row, the “Annual Pride Mass in support of our LGBTQ brothers and sisters” was held...
  • Orthodox Faithful Protest LGBT Flags at U.S. and British Embassies in Moscow

    06/30/2020 6:55:22 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 6/30/20
    Despite the Trump administration’s stance against flying LGBT flags on embassy flag poles and despite a Russian law that bans LGBT propaganda that can or will be seen by children, the U.S. embassy in Moscow decided to fly the LGBT rainbow flag on its building last Thursday in honor of LGBT Pride Month. The British embassy in Moscow did the same two days later, just days before Russians are to vote on a number of constitutional amendments, including to constitutionally define marriage as between one man and one woman. “Today, the US Embassy in Russia is honoring THE LGBTI...
  • Pete Buttigieg to Teach About Trust in Politics and Other Fields During Notre Dame Fellowship

    06/30/2020 6:47:34 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 37 replies
    South Bend Tribune ^ | 6/26/20 | Staff
    The University of Notre Dame has hired former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg as a researcher and teacher for the 2020-2021 academic year, the university announced Thursday. As a faculty fellow in the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study, Buttigieg will work on two research projects: one that explores how to restore trust in political institutions and another that considers the forces shaping the 2020s. He joins a group of more than 30 faculty and student fellows who will conduct research on the nature of trust, the institute’s 2020-2021 research theme. Buttigieg will take part in weekly seminars and other...