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  • La Mesa church sues state over requirement to provide abortion coverage with health insurance

    11/05/2019 9:44:25 AM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Fox5sandiego ^ | Nov 4, 2019 | City News Service
    LA MESA, Calif. — An appeals court heard arguments Monday in a federal lawsuit filed by a La Mesa church against a state health agency, alleging violations of equal protection rights for “forcing” churches to have elective abortions covered in their health insurance plans. Skyline Wesleyan Church filed suit in response to a 2014 letter distributed by the California Department of Managed Health Care to various insurance agencies, in which the department said health plans must include abortion coverage, or be in violation of state law. The letter stated that “the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975 requires...
  • Review: The Next Mormons: How Millennials are Changing the LDS Church

    10/15/2019 12:31:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Mormonism Research Ministries ^ | 10/15/2019 | Eric Johnson
    Jana Riess, 49, is a popular LDS blogger who has degrees from revered school such as Princeton Theological Seminary and Columbia University, where she earned her Ph.D. in religion. She is a senior columnist for Religion News Service. MRM’s Viewpoint on Mormonism has produced shows on more than a half dozen of her articles, as she has an interesting perspective, even when we disagree.Her newest book is titled The Next Mormons: How Millennials are Changing the LDS Church. It is a scholarly research book published by Oxford University Press in March 2019. While this book is not as “layperson” oriented...
  • “Christian” Pastors Ignore “Thou Shalt Not Kill” and “Bless” Abortion Clinic in Sacrilegious Ritual

    10/13/2019 8:12:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 11, 2019 | Brittany Hughes
    A group of pseudo-religious leaders gathered outside an abortion clinic earlier this month to “bless” the facility and the culture of death it houses. Because much like ancient cultures that use to burn children alive to appease their pagan gods, nothing says “spirituality” quite like killing infants. The group, who are about as godly as I am a mermaid, gathered outside the Whole Women’s Health clinic in McAllen Texas to sing songs and affirm the clinic’s work, including their legally sanctioned ability to poison and suck the brains out of a living reborn infant. “We do this to support the...
  • Pro-Abortion Candidate Elizabeth Warren Sings "Jesus Loves the Little Children" At Event

    10/11/2019 11:17:11 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 49 replies
    Pulpit & Pen ^ | 10/11/2019 | News Division
    The front-running Democratic Presidential candidate who is pro-abortion up until the first breath sang a rendition of "Jesus Loves the Little Children" at CNN's LGBTQ Town Hall in Los Angeles on Thursday. Elizabeth Warren sang the song in defense of gay marriage. She did not apply the song or its lyrics to unborn children who are slaughtered relentlessly by Democrat-protected abortuaries and whose blood money fuels her campaign. The church I grew up in, the first song I remember singing, "Red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in his sight. Jesus Loves the little children of the world."...
  • Police: Man high on meth disturbs church service

    10/07/2019 4:04:58 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    WOWK TV 13 ^ | October 7, 2019 | WOWK TV 13
    PRINCETON, WV (WVNS) — Police say a man is facing numerous charges for disturbing a Sunday service and damaging a bathroom at a church in West Virginia. Around 11 a.m. on Sunday, October 6, 2019, an off-duty Princeton Police officer noticed a man running in traffic and attempting to wave down cars. After entering Rogers Street Community Church, the man, identified as Damon Reed, reportedly locked himself in the church’s restroom, tore off the sink, and reportedly screamed demons were trying to beat him. The officer called for backup after telling the congregation to stay seated. In addition to extensive...
  • Global Alliance of Religions Joins Push for UN Agenda 2030

    About a thousand representatives of world religions and other organizations gathered in Germany in late August to advance globalism and a planetary uniting of religions to promote the United Nations’ so-called masterplan for humanity known as UN Agenda 2030. Critics expressed alarm that self-proclaimed religious leaders were embracing dangerous world “order” ideas totally at odds with liberty and Christianity. The implications are massive. The controversial 10th World Assembly of Religions for Peace, backed by George Soros and the globalist-controlled German government and other powerful forces, aimed to unify the world’s religious organizations behind key elements of the establishment’s agenda —...
  • Protestants might be surprised at what Catholics actually believe about the Bible

    09/06/2019 8:13:52 AM PDT · by Morgana · 84 replies
    life site news ^ | SEPT. 6, 2019 | Peter Kwasniewski
    Recently, the Superior General of the Jesuits, Fr. Arturo Sosa Abascal, declared that “the devil exists only as a symbolic reality.” He has said similar things in the past. He also made news in 2017 when he asserted, concerning Christ’s condemnation of divorce and remarriage, that we can’t know for sure what Jesus really said because no one recorded him on the spot. These and similar remarks make it clear that at least this Jesuit does not believe that Scripture—which teaches manifestly both the reality of the devil and the sinfulness of active divorce and remarriage—is actually the word of...
  • Mormon Church warns that coffee, vaping are no-nos despite fancy names, alluring flavors

    08/17/2019 7:17:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 316 replies
    AP Via Fox News ^ | 08/17/2019
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued a warning to members that coffee is prohibited no matter how fancy the name, that vaping is banned despite the alluring flavors and that marijuana is outlawed unless prescribed by "competent" doctors. The new guidance in the August issue of a church youth magazine does not include fundamental changes to the religion's strict health code, but clarifications are significant and seem to reflect growing concern about young Latter-day Saints' adherence to the rules. The article says it aims to clear up issues that could be confusing for young people within...
  • Iowa pastor, 44, is arrested on child sex abuse charges just hours before his Christian rock...

    08/14/2019 10:57:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | AUG 14, 2019 | DM REPORTER
    FULL TITLE: Iowa pastor, 44, is arrested on child sex abuse charges just hours before his Christian rock band was due to perform at Minnesota music festival An Iowa pastor was arrested for child sexual assault, just hours before he was due to perform with his Christian rock band at a music festival on Saturday. Emanuel J. Rodriguez, 44 is accused of inappropriately touching two girls known to him, believed to be 11 and 12. The alleged incidents took place while he and they were covered in blankets. Rodriguez also assaulted the minors inside two of his former homes in...
  • As a Uniting church minister I think abortion can be a morally good choice(BARF)

    08/12/2019 10:28:53 AM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    Guardian ^ | AUG 11, 2019 | Margaret Mayman says she's a preacher
    People of faith have as much, but no more, right as other people to engage in public deliberation on matters of law or ethics. As a Uniting church minister and teacher of ethics, I support the move from criminalisation to reproductive justice because it separates divisive questions of moral justification (for or against) from the law that applies to all citizens whatever their religious or ethical beliefs. The ethical debates are undoubtedly divisive. Philosophers, religious leaders, lawyers, bioethicists, and feminist theorists debate the status of the foetus vis-a-vis a woman’s right to bodily integrity and self-determination. Meanwhile, moral decision-making is...
  • Joy Morgan: Missing student ‘murdered by fellow churchgoer’

    07/11/2019 10:16:21 PM PDT · by robowombat · 7 replies
    Keep the Faith ^ | Friday, July 12, 2019
    Joy Morgan: Missing student ‘murdered by fellow churchgoer’ A midwifery student who has been missing since Boxing Day was murdered by a man who went to the same church, a court heard. Joy Morgan, 20, from Hatfield, was last seen on 26 December, but her body has never been found. Jurors heard she attended the Israel United in Christ Church in Ilford, east London, along with Shohfah-El Israel – the man accused of killing her. Mr Israel, 40, denies murder and is on trial at Reading Crown Court. Opening the case, prosecutor Mark Fenhalls QC said the trial was “unlike...
  • May Jesus Christ Be Praised

    07/09/2019 11:07:08 AM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 28 replies
    the Holy Spirit through a still-foggy mind | 7/9/2019 | HTRN
    As a lot of Freepers, and now even Jim Robinson, know: I've been putting a lot of references to Jesus Christ and His power and love and plans into threads that have to do with America and even recently, Canada. As a result, I got accused more than once of thread hijacking, and then last night I got newbied for a while (my account marked as though I were a newbie and could not mail or do certain other things). I'm hard up against the issue now of what do you DO when you really DO believe Jesus Christ is...
  • West Virginia church pastor charged for sexually abusing mentally handicapped man

    06/23/2019 1:10:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    CBS NEWS ^ | June 18, 2019
    BLUEFIELD, WV (WVNS) — A pastor of a church in Bluefield is facing charges for sexually abusing a 25-year-old mentally handicapped man, according to police. Anderson H. Martin II was indicted on sexual assault and sexual abuse charges by a Mercer County Grand Jury last week. Court documents state Martin called the victim’s family and asked if he could “take out” the victim. The family told officers when their son returned home, he was wearing different clothes. The victim told officers Martin took him to his home, undressed and showered him. While in the shower, the victim said Martin asked...
  • Dangerous New Trend: Governments Defining Christian Doctrine

    06/09/2019 3:19:26 AM PDT · by HarleyD · 7 replies
    The Stream ^ | June 1, 2019 | Tom Gilson
    Jacob Rudenstrand’s Stream article Friday on Christian refugees being denied asylum in Sweden and the United Kingdom is disturbing on multiple levels. These governments have taken on the authority to determine Christian doctrine. They’re deciding who counts as Christian. This is just wrong. In Britain, reports Rudenstrand, “the government quoted Bible verses” to argue that Christianity isn’t a religion of peace. In Sweden, officials regularly give asylum seekers “pop quizzes on theology to determine whether they are genuine believers.” Some of those questions have been so complex, “not even experienced pastors have been able to answer.” That’s bad. Worse yet,...
  • Westminster Abbey stops Ethiopian priests visiting looted holy tablet

    06/01/2019 11:01:00 PM PDT · by Cronos · 7 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1 June 2019 | Dalya Alberge
    At the back of an altar in Westminster Abbey is a looted tablet deemed so holy by Ethiopian Christians that only priests from the country’s Orthodox church are able to look at it. But the abbey has been accused of gross cultural insensitivity for apparently failing to respond when leaders of the church asked to be able to pray beside the artefact. “I was very shocked and surprised,” said Samuel Berhanu, a deacon in the Ethiopian church in London, who contacted Westminster Abbey last year asking for permission for Ethiopian Orthodox church leaders “to organise a viewing and prayer session”....
  • Women sue Florida Seventh-day Adventists following Orlando pastor's abuse

    05/31/2019 3:57:35 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies ^ | May 29, 2019 | Emilee Speck - Digital journalist, Nadeen Yanes - Reporter
    ORLANDO, Fla. - Attorneys for two victims abused by Orlando Seventh-day Adventists pastor Billy Leveille have filed a lawsuit against the Florida Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, alleging the church was negligent after the Orlando pastor was convicted of sexual activity with a minor and child abuse. The women who wanted to be named and tell their stories had attended Bethel Elise Haitienne Des Adventists Church in Orlando, where Leveille was the senior pastor. Kenia Gilles said she was 16 years old and Jeny Desronvil said she was 21 when the abuse began, shortly after they were both elected and appointed...
  • Mother of eternity[charismatic]

    05/12/2019 7:08:51 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    My absoluteness extends into forever as Loving kindness and so My Faithfullness equates The sum of My Love for you for I AM ever with you being in and through all things . . . Therefore there is No need of reaching out but merely and graciously just a laying down before Me (Jesus) All your cares and woes for I AM ever listening and caring for you even when it seems I AM distant to your needs, your cries and your joys for Truly I KNOW your beginning for I AM YOUR COMPLETENESS and Final Joy Eternally waiting for...
  • Tennessee pastor who was facing 72 years in prison for repeatedly raping his adopted daughter, 14...

    05/14/2019 12:08:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 65 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | May 14, 2019 | Lauren Fruen For and Associated Press
    FULL TITLE: Tennessee pastor who was facing 72 years in prison for repeatedly raping his adopted daughter, 14, is jailed for just 12 after dozens of parishioners show up to court to support him A former Tennessee pastor who repeatedly raped his adopted teenage daughter has been given an effective 12 year prison sentence after dozens of parishioners showed up to court to support him. Prosecutors had sought the maximum term of 72 years behind bars for 41-year-old David Richards, The Knoxville News Sentinel reports. But a judge cited his longtime ministry and the support he still receives as mitigating...
  • Are Mormons Christians? (Additional Footage) - Tim Conway

    04/28/2019 2:51:32 PM PDT · by OddLane · 507 replies
    Grace Community Church ^ | 6/8/2013 | Tim Conway
    An exploration of the doctrine of the Church of Latter day Saints by Tim Conway.
  • Greek [Orthodox] Bishop Convicted Over Comments Attacking Gays

    02/05/2019 5:19:13 PM PST · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    AP ^ | 1/28/19
    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek court has convicted a prominent Orthodox Church official of violating laws against racism and abusing his office over an anti-gay blog posting. Amvrossios, Bishop of Kalavryta and Aigialeia in the southern Peloponnese region, received a seven-month sentence, suspended for three years. Amvrossios urged readers in his 2015 posting to “spit upon” homosexuals, adding: “They are not human beings, they are rejects of nature.”