Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $22,708
25%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 25% is IN!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Other non-Christian (Religion)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • 'There's a little bit of sadness': Female reverend reveals how she had an abortion...

    04/14/2017 1:51:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 44 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | April 14, 2017 | STAFF
    FULL TITLE: 'There's a little bit of sadness': Female reverend reveals how she had an abortion 12 years ago during a crumbling marriage A female reverend has revealed how she had an abortion nearly 12 years ago and how the mother-of-one suffered some sadness in not having two children. Reverend Susan Chorley was in a crumbling marriage, had a two-year-old son and was stressed out as relatively new pastor when she decided to get an abortion. Since June, the 44-year-old has begun to publicly reveal her secret as she speaks at seminars for a project she has launched with other...
  • Is a Trump Presidency the Satanic Temple's Chance to Go Mainstream?

    03/01/2017 1:33:59 AM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    la weekly ^ | feb 27, 2017 | Jennifer Swann
    It's become increasingly apparent that Donald Trump's administration wants to make religion inescapable, even for secularists. Education secretary Betsy DeVos has donated millions of dollars to private religious schools and once described her education reform as a mission to "advance God's kingdom." Vice President Mike Pence, a born-again evangelical Christian who cast the tie-breaking vote in DeVos' Senate confirmation, also has a history of using politics to advance his religious agenda; last month he became the first vice president to speak at the annual anti-abortion March for Life, and has long waged war against Planned Parenthood in his home state...
  • Are You Going To Cast A Spell On Trump?

    02/24/2017 7:36:37 AM PST · by Morgana · 43 replies
    elle.com ^ | Feb. 23, 2017 | Jaya Saxena
    Those who don't like Donald Trump and the current Republican administration are mobilizing in all sorts of ways. They're speaking up in town halls and calling their representatives. They're organizing protests and demonstrations. And, for the magically-inclined, they're casting spells. Starting at midnight on Friday, witches around the country are calling for a mass spell to be cast on Donald Trump every night of a waning crescent moon until he's driven from office. The spell was publicized by Michael M. Hughes, who told ELLE.com that it was tweaked from multiple spells he saw going around private witchcraft groups. He published...
  • Witches to Cast Spell to Curse President Trump

    02/23/2017 5:55:54 PM PST · by Morgana · 38 replies
    church millitant ^ | Feb. 23, 2017 | Max Douglas
    WASHINGTON (ChurchMilitant.com) - According to reports circulating on social media, a group of witches are planning a mass witchcraft spell to curse President Trump and get him "removed from office." The curse will also extend "to all those who abet him." The spell is set to take place February 24 at midnight, and is supposed to continue at "midnight on every waning crescent moon until he is removed from office." A Facebook page has been created for participants to offer input — although Christians are also leaving comments promoting "the power of Jesus" to counteract their efforts. The proclaimed binding...
  • Satanic Temple Celebrates Valentine’s Day With “Hugs and Kisses for Satan” Fundraiser for Abortion

    02/10/2017 1:38:53 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Feb. 10, 2017 | Erin Parfet
    A Satanic Temple, a liberal anti-Christian group that self-proclaims to represent “compassion and empathy,” is offering hugs and kisses in exchange for donations that fund two pro-abortion lawsuits filed against the State of Missouri, the International Business Times reports. “You might want to present a person you approach with a Satanic Valentine’s card as means to courteously explain the event,” the Satanist group told the International Business Times about its efforts to recruit participants. Pledges are granted based on the number of hugs and kisses received by participants on Valentine’s Day, the Libertarian Republic reported. In the example cited in...
  • For First Time, A Hindu Priest For Donald Trump’s National Prayer Service

    01/22/2017 10:17:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Top Yaps ^ | January 22, 2017 | Aseem Gaurav Sharma
    A Hindu priest was among various religious leaders who offered prayers at the National Prayer Service of US President Donald Trump on January 21. This is probably the first time a Hindu priest has been called for services at the national prayer service of the presidential inauguration. Narayanachar L. Digalakota from the popular Sri Siva Vishnu Temple in Lanham, Maryland offered prayers at the National Prayer Service at the Washington National Cathedral. Digalakota was joined by by Elder D. Todd Christofferson, Priest Bishop Harry Jackson, and Carlyle Begay to offer prayers for those who govern. The tradition of an inaugural...
  • {Zoroastrian} Is Real Change Coming to Iran? Get Ready for March 15, 2017

    01/10/2017 12:36:25 PM PST · by Cronos · 46 replies
    Breaking news Israel ^ | 27 Dec 2016 | Mordechai Kedar
    The social makeup of Iran’s population is very complex, because there is actually no such thing as an Iranian people. There are, instead, Iranian citizens divided into many ethnic groups: Persians make up about 60% of the population, while the rest are Azars, Kurds, Blouchis, Arabs, Turkmen and tens of smaller ethnic groups. The main religion in Iran is Shia Islam, adhered to by 90% of the country’s people, while Sunnis – mainly Kurds and Blouchis – make up about 10%. The country recognizes Judaism, Christianity and Zoroastrianism and reserves a parliamentary seat for each religion. Zoroastrianism is based on...
  • Is Pope Francis Really "Not Against" the Enneagram?

    12/19/2016 5:54:09 PM PST · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    EWTN UK ^ | 12/19/16 | Deacon Nick Donnelly
    Austen Ivereigh, a journalist for the Catholic news website Crux, has written a post celebrating Pope Francis's 80th birthday in which he claims that the Holy Father is "not against" the Enneagram, though he does have reservations about its misuse: "Pope Francis, incidentally, knows the Enneagram well and is not against it. But he is wary of the way it can be misused and lead to excessive introspection if not deployed within a solid spiritual framework."In his post Ivereigh also wrote approvingly of the Enneagram, tracing its origin back to the Desert Fathers, the founders of early Christian monasticism: "On...
  • Satanists Fight Ohio Bill to Ban Abortions Because Unborn Children “Have No Soul”

    12/13/2016 4:32:46 PM PST · by Morgana · 24 replies
    Life News ^ | December 13, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Satanists are turning their eyes to Ohio this week and blasting a bill that would ban abortions after an unborn child’s heart begins to beat. The Satanic Temple has been active in opposing pro-life efforts in numerous states, including Texas, Michigan and Missouri. They argue that the new Ohio bill violates their religious beliefs and should not become law, Inverse reports. “To us, the heartbeat is irrelevant to the claim of personhood,” Satanic Temple spokesperson Lucien Greaves said in a statement. “We do not advocate for a belief in the soul, therefore we feel that complex cerebral functions necessary for...
  • Satanic pentagram set up next to a NATIVITY scene in a Florida park causes outrage (BARF)

    12/09/2016 7:07:12 AM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | December 9, 2016 | Zoe Szathmary For Dailymail.com
    A massive Satanic pentagram has been placed in a Florida park, causing outrage - with some people calling it 'ridiculous' and 'offensive'. The display was installed in Boca Raton's Sanborn Square and is located next to a nativity scene. Preston Smith got a permit from the the city for the display, WPTV reported. Scroll down for video
  • Help protest "After School Satan Club" at Sacramento Elementary in Portland, Oregon this November 16

    11/15/2016 5:11:19 PM PST · by Morgana · 20 replies
    americaneedsfatima.org ^ | November 15, 2016 | americaneedsfatima.org
    Action 1: If you live near Portland, Oregon, please join the 2nd protest in front of Sacramento Elementary school at: 11:30am on Wednesday, November 16. Address: 11400 NE Sacramento St, Portland, OR 97220 Action 2: If you do not live near Portland, please pray and if possible call or email the school to register your disapproval. (please be polite but firm in all communication) School Website contact page: Sacramento Elementary School Interim Principal, Kathleen Copeland: Kathleen_copland@parkrose.k12.or.us School Secretary, Charlena Sirokman: charlena_sirokman@parkrose.k12.or.us Phone: (503) 408-2800 Action 3: Help us fly America Needs Fatima volunteers to help organize a new protest in...
  • Head of Zoroastrian temple says people are returning to their roots

    09/16/2016 7:15:44 PM PDT · by odds · 41 replies
    Rudaw (Kurdish Website) ^ | 1/2/2016 | Rudaw
    There has been a recent surge in conversions to Zoroastrianism among Kurds at home and abroad. Andaz Hawezi, chief of the Zoroastrian Temple in Sweden says thousands have joined the faith. In 2011 he was elected to lead the temple. Zoroastrianism is one of the world’s oldest religions to which most Kurds trace their ancestral faith. Hawezi says not all the new converts or followers are Kurds. There are Arabs, Turks, Persian, Swedish, Polish, British and other nationalities. “We hope to come back to Kurdistan. That’s why we named the Temple Kurdish Zoroastrian.” Hawezi says. The Temple in Sweden is...
  • Georgetown, a Jesuit university, is the First U.S. College With a Hindu Priest as a Chaplain

    09/01/2016 8:26:10 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 8/30/16 | Julie Zauzmer
    When Brahmachari Vrajvihari Sharan led his first worship service in his new job as a Hindu chaplain Sunday, he knew his audience. As the service began, he asked worshipers to clear their minds. “Close all the tabs that are open, just as you would do to a Firefox window,” he said. The comparison — of a spiritual mindset to an Internet browser — worked at once. More than 40 college students, many of whom had been up until 3 a.m. the Saturday night before this 9 a.m. service, chuckled appreciatively and fell into a reverent silence. This is Sharan’s new...
  • Mother Murders Daughter With Crucifix 2 Weeks After Black Mass

    08/31/2016 1:45:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    churchmilitant.com ^ | August 31, 2016 | Maxwell Douglas
    OKLAHOMA CITY (ChurchMilitant.com) - After a black mass in Oklahoma City on August 15, a woman used a crucifix to murder her daughter. Juanita Gomez of Oklahoma City told authorities she believed her daughter was "possessed" by Satan. Police showed up to the Gomez house Saturday, August 27, on a welfare check to find the daughter, Geneva Gomez, lying in the form of a cross with a large crucifix resting on her chest. ChurchMilitant.com obtained the affidavit released by the courts earlier this week. The affidavit reads: "Juanita stated she punched her daughter (Geneva Gomez) repeatedly and forced a crucifix...
  • Witch Who Smeared Church With Feces Commits Suicid

    08/24/2016 2:52:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 57 replies
    churchmilitant.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Richard Ducayne
    BOWLING GREEN, MO (ChurchMilitant.com) - In early August, a self-proclaimed Wiccan Catholic smeared a local Bowling Green Catholic church with her own feces. On Monday, August 22, she was found dead in her apartment from an apparent suicide. The local coroner, Jim Turner, has withheld the details of 54-year-old Linda Howard's death, only saying it looked like a suicide and that he would release details at a later date. Howard, who vandalized St. Clement Catholic Church, told police she committed the act because she was angry with God. The parish priest, Fr. Bill Peckmen, posted a message on his Facebook...
  • Debate grows after Satanic invocation at Kenai Assembly meeting (Alaska)

    08/16/2016 12:18:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    ktuu ^ | August 12, 2016 | Nicki Caravajal
    SOLDOTNA, AK (KTUU) Debate is growing about what the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly should do after a Satanic prayer was read as an invocation at a public meeting. Nikki Carvajal reports from Soldotna (click above for video)
  • Christians join peace walk in response to satanic service in Oklahoma

    08/16/2016 12:14:47 PM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    catholicherald.co.uk ^ | August 16, 2016 | staff
    Christians united in response to a 'black mass' that included the desecration of a statue of the Virgin Mary Over a thousand Christians from all denominations gathered for a peace walk and prayer rally in response to a ‘black mass’ in Oklahoma City yesterday evening. According the the local news service NewsOK, hundreds of Catholics met together for a mass service on the lawn outside the civic centre before the satanic service took place at the theatre inside the centre. The ‘black mass’ service, in which a statue of the Virgin Mary was desecrated, was lead by satanist Adam Daniels...
  • Faith communities plan prayer gathering in response to black Mass, other concerns

    08/11/2016 3:13:48 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    newsok.com ^ | August 4, 2016 | Carla Hinton
    An ecumenical downtown prayer gathering has been organized to counter a satanic group's planned event at the Civic Center Music Hall. The Unity Prayer Walk and Prayer Service is set for 6 p.m. Aug 15, with the walk to begin at the Jesus Wept statue on the grounds of St. Joseph Old Cathedral, continuing on to First United Methodist Church of Oklahoma City, where the service will be held. Several faith leaders, including Oklahoma City Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, said the walk and prayer service are a unified response to the Dakhma of Angra Mainyu's black mass at the Civic...
  • Church Desecrated with Feces in Horrific Vandal Attack, Bishop Leads Purification

    08/01/2016 2:07:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies
    churchpop.com ^ | August 1, 2016 | staff
    A Catholic church in a small Missouri town suffered a terrible act of vandalism last weekend, in which human feces were spread throughout the church interior, including on the Blessed Sacrament within the tabernacle, sacred vessels, and the Bible. Sacred oils were also poured out on the floor, and wine was poured on sacred linens and vestments. The woman who confessed to police to having perpetrated the crime said she was both a practitioner of Wicca and a parishioner of the Catholic church she vandalized. This weekend, the local bishop led a special ritual of purification for the church.
  • An After School Satan's Club Could Be Coming to your kid's Elementary School

    07/31/2016 3:39:44 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    msn ^ | January 31, 2016 | Katherine Stewart
    SALEM, Mass. —It’s a hot summer night, and leaders of the Satanic Temple have gathered in the crimson­-walled living room of a Victorian manse in this city renowned for its witch trials in the 17th century. They’re watching a sepia-toned video, in which children dance around a maypole, a spider crawls across a clown’s face and eerie, ambient chanting gives way to a backward, demonic voice-over. The group chuckles with approval.On Monday, the group plans to introduce its After School Satan Club to public elementary schools, including one in Prince George’s County, petitioning school officials to allow them to...