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  • Pastor at NY church pleads guilty in 14-hour beating

    10/22/2016 9:24:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies ^ | October 21, 2016 | David Boroff
    The pastor of a central New York church where two brothers were beaten during a 14-hour "counseling session" pleaded guilty Friday to manslaughter and assault. Three other members of the Word of Life Christian Church in New Hartford agreed to less serious charges for their roles in the beatings that killed Lucas Leonard, 19, and injured his 17-year-old brother Christopher. Pastor Tiffanie Irwin, her brother Joseph Irwin and mother-and-son church members Linda and David Morey are the last of nine people to be convicted in the brutal attack that investigators say took place after the victims discussed leaving the congregation.
  • ‘Inclusive’ Canadian Church Debates Suitability of Openly Atheist Pastor

    09/30/2016 12:16:25 PM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Sep 2016 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    The pastor of West Hill United Church has found herself in the middle of a firestorm ever since she came out publicly as a disbeliever, raising the question of just how far this big Christian tent can stretch. Progressive Christian churches that have adopted inclusivity as their defining virtue find themselves ill-equipped to oust a member, even when that member has overtly rejected the fundamental tenets of the faith.
  • Muslim Gunmen Murder Dedicated Church Elder In Philippines...

    09/29/2016 1:47:07 PM PDT · by VaeVictis · 16 replies
    ChristianToday ^ | September 29, 2016 | Hazel Torres
    Twelve-year-old Naomi could not understand why her father was mercilessly killed by two Muslim gunmen. Perfecto Padilla, 52, a dedicated church elder, was resting in a hammock just outside his house in Sultan Kudarat, Philippines, when the gunmen on board motorbikes came and peppered him with bullets on Sept. 11, a Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) report says. Naomi saw what happened, and she immediately ran to her father, crying and screaming for help....
  • Pastors Pray Against 'Concentrated Satanic Attack' Against 'God's Choice' Donald Trump

    09/23/2016 1:31:03 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 40 replies ^ | September 22, 2016 | Leonardo Blair
    "New Spirit Revival Center church pastor Rev. Darrell Scott declared Wednesday that there is a "concentrated satanic attack" being waged against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who is believed by some evangelicals to be God's choice for president."
  • Trump Criticizes Flint Pastor — But Misstates Key Facts About Their Encounter (NPR Alert!)

    09/15/2016 9:18:48 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    National Propaganda Radio ^ | September 15, 2016 | Scott Detrow
    Donald Trump is lashing out against an African-American pastor who interrupted him Wednesday to chide him for campaigning in her Flint, Mich., church. "Something was up," Trump told Fox and Friends on Thursday morning, calling the Rev. Faith Green Timmons a "nervous mess." "I noticed she was so nervous when she introduced me," he said. "When she got up to introduce me she was so nervous, she was shaking. I said, wow, this is kind of strange. Then she came up. So she had that in mind, there's no question."
  • IT WAS A SETUP! Flint Pastor’s Facebook Post Clearly Shows PRE-PLANNED AMBUSH of TRUMP

    09/15/2016 8:24:45 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 87 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 15, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    On Wednesday Rev. Faith Green Timmons of the Bethel United Methodist Church interrupted Donald Trump during his speech at her church in Flint, Michigan. Pastor Timmons asked Donald Trump to refrain from attacking Hillary Clinton in her church. But prior to his visit to the church Pastor Timmons posted her intentions on Facebook. She said, “Today is the day! We have a chance to show DONALD TRUMP than this nation is filled with intelligent, wise black citizens fo integrity many of whom live right here in FLINT, MICHIGAN. What he will see is how we are braving a manmade catastrophe....
  • Pastor to Brock Turner's father: He is not the victim

    09/06/2016 10:50:33 AM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    CNN/youtube ^ | Published on Jun 8, 2016 | CNN
    An open letter written by a North Carolina pastor to the father of Brock Turner has gone viral. CNN's Ashleigh Banfield spoke with the pastor. video only on link
  • Gay Activists Launch $104 Million Suit Against Christian for Preaching at Pride Parade [Canada]

    08/17/2016 5:45:44 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 8/17/16 | Pete Baklinski
    TORONTO, August 17, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) -- While ‘tolerance’ and ‘diversity’ are the rallying cry of the homosexual movement, the words appear not to apply to Christians with an unconventional message. Christians led by Canadian activist Bill Whatcott were slapped with a $104-million legal threat last week after infiltrating Toronto’s Gay Pride Parade in July dressed as “gay zombies” in green skintight suits to hand out info packets about the physical and spiritual dangers of homosexual practices. Former Ontario MPP George Smitherman, the province’s first openly gay provincial representative as well first openly gay cabinet minister, told Daily Xtra that he...
  • Perry Noble removed as pastor at NewSpring for personal behavior related to alcohol

    07/10/2016 12:21:58 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 51 replies
    The State ^ | 7/10/2016 | Abe Hardesty
    ANDERSON, SC The Rev. Perry Noble, who started NewSpring Church nearly 20 years ago, is no longer its senior pastor. Early in Sunday’s 9:15 a.m. service, Executive Pastor Shane Duffey announced that Noble had been removed as pastor on July 1, after the NewSpring board of directors had “made a difficult and painful decision” to make a change. Duffey said the termination by the state’s largest and richest church came after Noble “had made unfortunate choices,” and that the board members had confronted Noble on numerous occasions regarding his use of alcohol. The announcement came three days after a closed-door,...
  • Pastor Phil's First Rifle

    06/11/2016 5:21:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Eight years ago, I met the pastor of my brother's church in Northern Wisconsin.  Pastor Phil and his wife, Kathy, had answered the call when the church had entered some hard times.  His career had started in Chicago.  His parents were called to the ministry; his father had been a Marine.  The streets that he grew up on in Chicago had an international flavor.  There were Greek, Polish, and Germans, and they generally got along.  His family did not have any guns, and his lone experience with firearms was an informal couple of shots with a .22  at twilight,...
  • Pastor who claimed Whole Foods cake had homophobic slur drops lawsuit

    05/16/2016 7:52:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    Fox 7 Austin ^ | May 16, 2016 | Staff
    The pastor who claimed he bought a Whole Foods cake that had a homophobic slur written on it has decided to drop his lawsuit against the company. Pastor Jordan Brown, who is gay, is a pastor of The Church of Open Doors, an LGBT welcoming congregation in Austin.
  • 2 Investigators: Pastor Says Chicago Cops Beat Her During Road Rage Incident

    05/04/2016 11:03:34 AM PDT · by Morgana · 37 replies ^ | April 28, 2016 | By Dave Savini
    CBS) — A woman with two small children in her car tried to pull into her driveway. That simple task ended with Chicago police officers pointing a gun to her head and charging her with attempted murder. CBS 2’s Dave Savini has police video, the 9-1-1 calls and complaints against these officers. In 2013, Rev. Catherine Brown found herself in a violent struggle with Chicago police, which was caught on squad car cameras. It began when Brown was driving down her alley heading to her driveway. Around a bend she says she saw a squad car speeding towards her without...
  • Texas youth pastor accused of sexually assaulting at least three kids gets beaten up by good....

    05/01/2016 1:22:00 PM PDT · by Morgana · 100 replies ^ | April 1, 2016 | David Boroff
    FULL TITLE: Texas youth pastor accused of sexually assaulting at least three kids gets beaten up by good Samaritans as he molests child A Texas youth pastor who has been accused of sexually assaulting at least three kids was beaten up by good Samaritans as he molested a child last week. Willie Bell, 29, was caught in the act attacking a 6-year-old kindergarten student behind an apartment building in Dallas on March 31. "If it wasn't for them, he probably would have done more to my child,” the child's mother told Fox 4. "It's painful. It's devastating. It's a nightmare."
  • Viral video: Middle Tennessee pastor’s rant about Target’s new bathroom policy

    04/27/2016 11:55:28 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies ^ | April 27, 2016 | wate
    MT. JULIET, Tenn. (WATE) – A Middle Tennessee pastor is stirring up controversy from both supporters and those opposed to the transgender bathroom bill. Pastor Greg Locke of Global Vision Bible Church in Mt. Juliet’s video about Target’s new bathroom policy has received over 14 million views. In April, the Tennessee House sponsor of the bill, which would have require students in public school grades K-12 and higher education institutions to use the restroom that corresponds with their sex at birth. Shortly after the bill was pulled, Target issued a store policy that allows transgender customers to use the bathroom...
  • ‘Anti-Gay’ Pastor To Speak At Black Church Meeting With Sanders [VIDEO]

    04/23/2016 5:16:24 PM PDT · by markomalley
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/23/16 | Ron Brynaert
    Three days before the Maryland Democratic primary, Bernie Sanders will be joining a community conversation at a black church with actor Danny Glover and the two leading members of his state steering committee there: former NAACP head Ben Jealous and a pastor who’s been criticized for perceived anti-gay and anti-women sermons. The “Community Conversations on Young Men of Color” is scheduled to start around 7:30 p.m. EST Saturday evening at Carter Memorial Church in West Baltimore. Sanders announced on March 28 that Jealous would become the chairman of his Maryland steering committee and that Dr. Jamal Bryant, who recently made...
  • Austin pastor claims Whole Foods cake had homophobic slur

    04/20/2016 6:33:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies ^ | April 20, 2016 | KEYE TV
    AUSTIN, Texas (KEYE) — An Austin pastor says a cake he ordered from Whole Foods last Thursday had a homophobic slur written on the top when he received it. The attorney for Pastor Jordan Brown says he ordered a cake from the Whole Foods store on Lamar Boulevard with the personalized message "Love Wins," but when he received it said "Love Wins F--." "As a 30-year-old openly gay pastor, I have had to face years of discrimination and judgement for something that I had no control over," Brown says. He explains, that trauma resurfaced Thursday with the incident involving the...
  • Whole Foods to take legal action against pastor [tr]

    04/19/2016 1:53:40 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 37 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 19, 2016
    Whole Foods to take legal action against pastor who claimed cake had homophobic slur AUSTIN, Texas -- A Texas pastor who claimed a cake he bought from Whole Foods in Austin had a homophobic slur written on it is now facing legal action of his own from the supermarket giant. The attorneys for Pastor Jordan Brown said he ordered a cake from a Whole Foods store with the personalized message "Love Wins," but when he received it, the cake said "Love Wins F**." But Whole Foods is disputing his claim. They say his accusations are fraudulent, and they intend to...
  • Pro-life activist challenges pastor who drove daughter to work at Planned Parenthood

    04/12/2016 1:10:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies ^ | April 12, 2016 | Carole Novielli
    A newly released video shows a pro-life activist confronting a pastor who drove his daughter to work at a Northern California Planned Parenthood abortion clinic. Don Blythe has been involved in pro-life ministry for 32 years and regularly witnesses the Gospel outside abortion clinics. In his many years, he has also observed a disconnect in the church regarding abortion. Blythe told Live Action News that there are many church leaders today that are both participating in abortion as well as defending it. He personally confronted one such Pastor who drove his daughter to Planned Parenthood years ago. The interaction was...
  • Pastor drops his daughter off to work at an abortion mill.

    03/30/2016 5:44:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    Abolitionist Society of Reno youtube ^ | March 29, 2016 | Abolitionist Society of Reno
    This respected, pro-life pastor is confronted about his participation in his daughter's rebellion. Even though he seems to know that abortion is sin he refuses, at this point, to repent and instead justifies his own complicity and apathy in regard to the murder of orphans in his community. May God grant him grace. ******VIDEO ONLY ON LINK*********
  • Robert Jeffress Rebukes Glenn Beck for Criticism of Southern Evangelicals

    03/23/2016 4:44:46 PM PDT · by McGruff · 58 replies
    BREITBART ^ | March 23, 2016 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Robert Jeffress, pastor of the 12,000 member First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, is rebuking talk radio host Glenn Beck for his recent criticism of evangelical Christians who live in the South and are not supporting Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 97% ’s campaign to secure the Republican Presidential nomination. “All throughout the South the Evangelicals are not listening to their God,” Beck said at a rally in Utah on Monday. “Beck’s wacko comment speaks for itself,” Jeffress tells Breitbart News. “However, by using the phrase ‘their God’ to refer to the God we evangelical Christians worship, Beck is finally admitting...
  • VIDEO UNEARTHED=> Pastor Calls for Execution of Gays – Then Introduces Ted Cruz at Conference

    03/14/2016 6:06:43 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 107 replies
    GP ^ | 03/14/16 | Jim Hoft
    In November Senator Ted Cruz appeared at the National Religious Liberties Conference in Iowa, where he courted the support of the conference’s organizer, Colorado-based pastor and radio host Kevin Swanson.Cruz was introduced on the stage by Pastor Kevin Swanson – after he called for the execution of gays at the conference. Kevin Swanson: Yes, Romans Chapter 1 verse 32 the Apostle Paul does says that homosexuals are worthy of death. His words not mine! And I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ! And I am not ashamed of the truth of the word of God. And I...
  • Pastor Chuck Baldwin - Jesus: The Seed Of David, The Seed Of Abraham

    03/13/2016 5:34:33 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 13 replies
    Liberty Fellowship MT ^ | March 1, 2015 | Chuck Baldwin
    Jesus: The Seed Of David, The Seed Of Abraham This message was preached by Chuck Baldwin on Sunday, March 1, 2015 during the service at Liberty Fellowship.
  • Kyle Odom's Martian Chronicles

    03/10/2016 7:01:00 AM PST · by EBH · 43 replies
    KXLY News ^ | Rob Kauder
    Kyle Odom is an honorably discharged Marine, a Dean's List graduate from the University of Idaho and a man driven to kill a Coeur d'Alene pastor based on his belief that his life had been ruined “by an intelligent species of amphibian-humanoid from Mars.” In multiple documents in a thumb drive mailed to KXLY Monday and received Tuesday, Odom laid out his manifesto that a race of ancient Martians, with subterranean bases on Earth and under the surface of the Moon, had subverted all levels of the US and Israeli governments, ranging from top ranking members of the US Senate...
  • Suspect in shooting of Idaho pastor arrested outside White House

    03/09/2016 4:36:07 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 17 replies
    CBS ^ | March 8, 2016
    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -- The man suspected of shooting Pastor Tim Remington, 30-year-old Kyle Odom, was arrested outside of the White House and in custody Tuesday evening in Washington D.C., police said during a press conference Tuesday evening. Coeur d'Alene Police Chief Lee White said Odom was apprehended outside of the White House by Secret Service. He threw several items over the White House fence, which included some flash drives and other unknown items. Hazmat and bomb teams are working to identify the items. Remington, who was shot six times, regained consciousness and is talking with his family, an associate...
  • Coeur d'Alene (Idaho pastor who introduced Ted Cruz yesterday) pastor shot at church

    03/06/2016 3:52:34 PM PST · by narses · 83 replies
    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Just before 2:00 p.m. Coeur d'Alene police responded to the parking lot of the Altar Church at 9th and Best in Coeur d'Alene, for a shooting. The male victim was transported to Kootenai Medical Center with multiple gunshot wounds. His condition is unknown at this time. Parishioners of the Church tell KXLY that the pastor is Tim Remington and that he was shot in the back seven times. That has NOT been confirmed with police. Coeur d'Alene Police say the suspect in the shooting ran away before they arrived and has not been located.
  • Idaho Pastor Shot, Critically Wounded After Delivering Prayer for Ted Cruz

    03/06/2016 7:56:22 PM PST · by Nextrush · 76 replies
    NBC News ^ | 3/6/2016 | Alex Johnson and Becky Bratu
    The pastor of a prominent Idaho church was shot and critically wounded in the church's parking lot Sunday, a day after he delivered the invocation at a campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, authorities told NBC News. Tim Remington, 55, senior pastor of the nondenominational Altar Church in Coeur d'Alene was in critical condition at Kootenai Health and Medical Center late Sunday afternoon, the hospital told NBC News. Police told NBC station KHQ of Spokane, Washington that when officers arrived shortly before 2 p.m. (5 p.m. ET), they found a man with several gunshot wounds. The gunman fled...
  • Woman sues Florida megachurch after failing to get hush money to keep affair with pastor a secret

    02/25/2016 1:31:17 PM PST · by Gamecock · 49 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 2/16/2016
    A woman has filed a lawsuit against a Florida megachurch after it reportedly did not pay her the promised hush money to keep her alleged affair with a pastor a secret. Church member Arlene Miranda filed the suit against Orlando Baptist Church based in Orange County, saying the church failed to pay the agreed $3,000 so she would keep quiet about her alleged affair with Pastor David Janney, 61, married, and the church's president. "They threatened me. If I didn't sign it, they threatened me," Miranda told WFTV. Miranda denied she filed the lawsuit for the money, saying "I committed...
  • Title: Today in 1933 -- Charles Tindley Died (that is, on July 26)

    02/23/2016 9:33:02 PM PST · by imardmd1 · 13 replies
    Wordwise Hymns ^ | July 26, 2010 | Robert Cottrill
    Today in 1933 -- Charles Tindley Died ======== American pastor and hymn writer Charles Albert Tindley's story is an amazing one of striving to overcome hardship and succeeding, by the grace of God. He was born in 1851, the son of Charles and Esther Tindley. Charles's father was a slave, but his mother was a free woman. Thus, he was born free but brought up among enslaved people. His mother died when he was 4 years old, and he was separated from his father a year later. Charles was raised by his Aunt Caroline. In that day, white slave owners...
  • Former Mars Hill Pastor Mark Driscoll to Start New Church in Phoenix

    Mark Driscoll finally made it official: He’s starting a new church in Phoenix. The culmination of a comeback that has been gaining steam over the past year, the former Mars Hill pastor announced the news of The Trinity Church on Monday by email, Twitter and a new website. In a folksy video on the site, which begins with a “howdy” from Driscoll, the pastor said he and his wife, Grace, sitting by his side, were “hoping, trusting, praying, planning and also a little” — he made a jokey grimace — “worrying about planting a church here.”
  • High-profile gay activist minister charged with sexually abusing boy in 1970s

    02/04/2016 2:20:40 PM PST · by NYer · 15 replies
    Life Site News ^ | February 2, 2016 | Pete Baklinski
    TORONTO, February 2, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) -- Canada’s most celebrated homosexual activist minister has been charged for allegedly sexually abusing a boy in the mid-1970s. Rev. Brent Hawkes, 65, of the Metropolitan Community Church in Toronto, has been charged with indecent assault on a male and gross indecency. He was summoned to court in Kentville, Nova Scotia yesterday to face the charges. Local police have refused to provide further details.   Hawkes, who lives with his male "husband," has become a major icon of homosexual activism in Canada. He famously flouted Canadian law by illegally "marrying" a homosexual couple in his Toronto church...
  • Cruz for President Announces Endorsement of Reverend CL Bryant

    01/18/2016 2:22:40 PM PST · by Isara · 7 replies
    Cruz News ^ | January 18, 2016
    Bryant: Cruz is the "right choice" on Martin Luther King, Jr. DayHOUSTON, Texas – Presidential candidate Ted Cruz today announced the endorsement of Reverend CL Bryant, an African-American Baptist minister, author, radio host, and Crystal Dove award-winning filmmaker."I believe the greatest responsibility placed upon the free people of America, is the duty to make the right choices when selecting our leaders," Reverend Bryant said. "I have prayerfully considered and listened to all candidates who would be this nation’s next Commander-in-Chief. I have no doubt that Ted Cruz has the faith, strength, and content of character to reestablish our nation as...
  • Cruz for President Announces Endorsement of Pastor Paul Blair

    01/14/2016 8:12:35 AM PST · by Isara · 22 replies
    Cruz News ^ | January 13, 2016
    Evangelical Influencer Supports Cruz for PresidentHOUSTON, Texas – Presidential candidate Ted Cruz today announced the endorsement of Paul Blair, President of Reclaiming America for Christ and the pastor of Fairview Baptist Church.Blair was raised in Edmond, Oklahoma, and spent five years in the NFL. Since 2001, he has served as the Senior Pastor of Fairview Baptist Church in Edmond, Oklahoma. Pastor Blair speaks around the United States on the topics of Christian apologetics, a biblical worldview, Islam, and the nation's Christian heritage. He is also a member of the Council for National Policy.Pastor Blair was named Oklahoma's Pastor of the...
  • Christian Farshid Fathi Released After Five Years in Iranian Prison

    12/23/2015 7:52:52 PM PST · by stars & stripes forever · 12 replies
    The Gospel Herald Society ^ | 12/23/2015 | Julie Brown Patton
    This Christmas brings joy rather than terror to Christian pastor Farshid Fathi, who was released from an Iranian prison after spending nearly five years in jail for his Christian faith. Fathi originally was arrested on Dec. 26, 2010, with 60-plus other Christians from house churches in Tehran by agents of Iran's Intelligence Ministry. World Watch Monitor announced Tuesday that the Iranian pastor was freed on Monday, despite the fact his sentence recently was extended...
  • Cruz for President Announces Endorsement of Leading Kentucky Pastor

    11/24/2015 4:59:31 PM PST · by Isara · 2 replies ^ | 11/24/15
    Dr. Jeffrey Fugate supports Ted Cruz for PresidentHOUSTON, Texas – Presidential candidate Ted Cruz today announced the endorsement of Dr. Jeff Fugate, a prominent Independent Baptist pastor in Kentucky.Dr. Jeffery J. Fugate became the pastor of Clays Mill Road Baptist Church in 1991, with 18 people attending his first service as pastor. Now, more than 2,000 people call Clays Mill Road Baptist Church their church home. He has led many outreach ministries, specifically serving as founder of Commonwealth Baptist College and Clays Mill Road Baptist Christian Academy, and has been instrumental in starting 28 new churches in Kentucky and other...
  • Former Upstate youth pastor's wife dies after being shot, church says

    11/11/2015 9:39:30 AM PST · by madison10 · 15 replies ^ | 11/11/2015 | Carla Fiele
    <p>ANDERSON, S.C. —The pregnant wife of a former Upstate youth pastor has died after being shot in the head during a home invasion, according to church officials.</p> <p>Amanda Grace Blackburn, wife of Resonate Church pastor Davey Blackburn, died Wednesday morning, according to a Facebook post by the church.</p>
  • Algiers pastor who shot suspected copper thief outside church accepts plea offer

    11/10/2015 4:30:41 PM PST · by BBell · 23 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 11/10/15 | Ken Daley, | The Times-Picayune
    Pastor and former New Orleans police officer Willie Littleton could face up to 15 years in prison after agreeing to a plea deal Tuesday (Nov. 10) for shooting a suspected copper thief outside his Algiers church in August 2014. Littleton, 63, was set to face trial on a charge of attempted manslaughter. Instead, he accepted the prosecutors' offer to plead guilty to aggravated second-degree battery. Littleton faces a prison term ranging from zero to 15 years when he returns Jan. 11 for sentencing before Orleans Parish criminal court Judge Robin Pittman. The agreement included prosecutor Bonycle Thornton stating in court...
  • Baltimore pastor announces bid for Congress

    09/14/2015 6:06:27 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 14, 2015
    A pastor who was highly visible during the unrest in Baltimore after Freddie Gray’s death says he’s running for Congress. Bryant, who leads the Empowerment Temple, delivered the eulogy at the funeral for Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died after he was injured in police custody. He says a new generation must “deal with the ill effects of racism and sexism.
  • Ted Cruz Leads Campaign to Get 100,000 Pastors to Demand De-Funding Planned Parenthood

    08/25/2015 6:21:04 AM PDT · by Isara · 4 replies
    Life News ^ | Aug 24, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, the Texas Senator, has launched a new campaign to get Christian pastors to speak out in favor of de-funding the Planned Parenthood abortion business. Americans nationwide have called for de-funding Planned Parenthood after the massive scandal at Planned Parenthood, where its staff and officials have been caught selling aborted babies and their body parts.To take that message further, Cruz has sent letters to pastors across the country to get involved. received a copy of the Dear Pastor letter the Cruz campaign is sending.SIGN THE PETITION! Congress Must De-Fund Planned Parenthood Immediately“Recently we have all...
  • After Decades, Ted Cruz Finally Reunites With Pastor Who Led His Father to Christ

    08/15/2015 7:31:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/15/2015 | Samuel Smith
    Republican presidential candidate and Texas Senator Ted Cruz reunited for the first time in decades with the pastor who baptized him and led his father to Jesus in the 1970s, during a campaign stop in Tennessee this week. For Cruz, he saw his stop through Murfreesboro on Monday to speak at a campaign rally as being more than just an opportunity to share his conservative views with potential voters. As Cruz took the stage to speak to the crowd, he had just one question for the audience. "I was told Pastor Gaylon Wiley was here. Is that right?" Cruz asked....
  • Black Pastor: ‘Black Lives Matter … Begins in the Womb’

    08/13/2015 4:14:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8/13/15 | Penny Starr
    Pastor and author Gerard Henry was so frustrated about the recent revelations documented in undercover videos of Planned Parenthood abortionists harvesting and selling organs of aborted babies and the recent failure of the U.S. Senate to take away federal funding from the organization that he made a video expressing his views on the matter.Henry, former host of the BET gospel music program “Lift Every Voice,” chided senators and even President Barack Obama for not facing the facts about the nation’s largest abortion provider.Then he spoke to his own community, addressing the “Black Lives Matter” movement that took shape following the...
  • Plakon files bill to shield churches from same-sex marriage lawsuits

    08/12/2015 2:43:49 AM PDT · by flfreedom · 3 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 8/12/2015 | Flfreedom
    TALLLAHASSEE – In what could become a rallying point for social conservatives next year, state Rep. Scott Plakon, R-Longwood, filed legislation Monday to prevent clergy members and churches from being sued because they refuse to preside over same-sex marriages. He filed HB 43 in reaction to this summer's landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision ruling same-sex marriage legal throughout the country. "We think that this is something that people on all sides of the debate should at least be able to agree on is that pastors and religious practitioners should never be compelled to perform a ceremony that violates their sincerely...
  • Mega-church pastor who became Catholic: “So much started to make sense”

    07/09/2015 11:08:40 AM PDT · by NYer · 37 replies
    The Deacons Bench ^ | July 9, 2015 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    Some readers may remember the post about Ulf Ekman, a prominent Evangelical pastor who stunned the world when he announced last year he was becoming Catholic.Now, an update, The National Catholic Register: On March 9, 2014, Ulf Ekman, founder and pastor of Word of Life church in Uppsala, Sweden, shocked his congregation with the announcement that he and his wife, Birgitta, were leaving Word of Life to join the Catholic Church. The Ekmans’ decision created a commotion, not only among the Protestant faithful, but even throughout decidedly secular Sweden.The Ekmans will present their story at the “Defending the Faith Conference” July 24-26 at...
  • 'That's not my calling': Joel Osteen on why he's mum on hot issues such as gay union

    07/06/2015 6:07:46 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 107 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 03 July 2015 | Czarina Ong
    While American evangelists such as Franklin Graham and Rick Warren are not afraid of speaking on sensitive topics such as same-sex marriage, abortion, or political strife, Joel Osteen prefers not to discuss those while at the pulpit, saying those topics often "turn people off." During a recent interview with WBUR's "Here & Now" radio program, Osteen said everybody has his or her own calling, but tackling politically controversial issues is not something that he has been called out to do. "I have friends who are very political. They're pastors and that's what their thing is. But I think sometimes, in...
  • Former preacher wants second trial on sexual abuse charges moved from Rockbridge (VA)

    07/01/2015 10:33:07 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 9 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | June 30, 2015 | Laurence Hammack
    LEXINGTON — A former pastor charged with molesting a teenage boy from his church is asking that his upcoming trial be moved from Rockbridge County. Larry McKinley Clark’s attorney argued Tuesday that extensive publicity about the case would make it all but impossible to seat an impartial jury. Complicating the problem for Clark, attorney Dirk Padgett said, that news media coverage includes that of an earlier trial in which Clark was convicted of sexually abusing a second young parishioner. “I do think it raises it to a different level if [potential jurors] are aware of a conviction,” Padgett argued during...
  • Rev. Graham on White House Gay Rainbow: 'May it Remind Us of God's Judgment to Come'

    06/29/2015 6:39:45 PM PDT · by markomalley · 85 replies
    CNS News ^ | 6/29/15 | Michael W. Chapman
    Commenting on the White House being illuminated on Friday with gay-rainbow lights to celebrate homosexual marriage, Rev. Franklin Graham said it was "outrageous" and a "slap in the face" to millions of Americans who support real marriage, and added that because God gave the rainbow sign to Noah following the flood, it is an image forever "associated with His judgment" and a sign of "God's judgment to come." Franklin Graham, son of world-renowned pastor Billy Graham, further said that "one day God is going to judge sin -- all sin" and "only those who are found righteous will be able...
  • UK: Belfast Pastor Faces Prison for "Grossly Offending" Islam

    06/28/2015 1:46:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 6/28/15 | Soeren Kern
    James McConnell's prosecution is one of a growing number of examples in which British authorities — who routinely ignore incendiary speech by Muslim extremists — are using hate speech laws to silence Christians. "My church funds medical care for 1,200 Muslim children in Kenya and Ethiopia. I've no hatred in my heart for Muslims... I believe in freedom of speech. I'm going to keep on preaching the gospel. I have nothing against Muslims, I have never hated Muslims, I have never hated anyone. But I am against what Muslims believe. They have the right to say what they believe in...
  • Town of Jackson (Wyoming) will pay $50,000 to settle abortion protest lawsuit

    06/24/2015 9:53:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies ^ | June 23, 2015 | Ben Neary Associated Press
    CHEYENNE — The town of Jackson and a local government insurance pool have agreed to pay $50,000 to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit filed by a Nevada pastor and a national anti-abortion group over his arrest during a 2011 anti-abortion protest. The settlement of the lawsuit filed by the Rev. Chester E. Gallagher of Las Vegas and the group Operation Save America against Jackson and a former police lieutenant in the town's police department is a vindication, said lawyer Jack Edwards, who represented the plaintiffs. The settlement was filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Cheyenne. "It's a victory...
  • Whoa: this is how the slain pastor felt about the Confederate flag…

    06/24/2015 5:39:52 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 35 replies
    Allen B. West ^ | 6/24/15 | Michele Hickford
    Matthew 5:9 says “Blessed are the peacemakers” and it would appear Pastor Clementa Pinckney was definitely one of those. While the mainstream media is decrying the fact that the Charleston shooting victim’s body was carried past a Confederate flag today, the good pastor may not have found it all that offensive. In 2000, during his first term in the South Carolina State Senate, Pinckney actually voted in favor of H5028, the May 2000 compromise which placed the flag at its current location. H5028 related to THE PERMANENT PLACEMENT OF THE UNITED STATES FLAG, THE SOUTH CAROLINA STATE FLAG, AND THE...
  • Whoopi Goldberg and ‘The View’ Get Fooled by Fake Story About Christian Pastor

    06/23/2015 6:50:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies ^ | 6/22/2015 | Mike Opelka
    During Monday’s episode of the ABC daytime talk show “The View,” Whoopi Goldberg and the crew were fooled by a fake news website that claimed pastor John Hagee of San Antonio’s Cornerstone Church wanted women prosecuted if they said “God” during sex.
  • Black Christian Pastor: “I Have Never Shed a Tear” Over Unborn Babies Killed in Abortions

    06/18/2015 12:04:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 41 replies ^ | Jun 17, 2015 | Carole Novielli
    Nikki Brooks, a Black woman who claims to be a Christian and to have held leadership rolls in several churches, has published an astonishing video stating she has no sympathy for the unborn black baby targeted for abortion. “What I am about to say, I am a Christian, I’ve served in a Pastoral capacity in three churches, I uh, I am an active minister, and um, I don’t make apology for what I am about to say,” Brooks states in her video. She is apparently upset that the Black community, which is being targeted for abortion by racist eugenics groups...