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  • Facebook freezes out Christian mom for quoting Bible about homosexuality

    02/21/2017 4:57:38 AM PST · by Petrosius · 22 replies
    Life Site News ^ | February 20, 2017 | Steve Weatherbe
    ZANESVILLE, Ohio, February 20, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says he wants to use his platform to build a worldwide “inclusive community.” However, a Christian ‘vlogger’ found out there appears to be no room in it for her as long as she quotes Bible passages about homosexuality. Elizabeth Johnston, aka the “Activist Mommy,” says there is a big disconnect between Zuckerberg’s recent call for a global “inclusive community” and Facebook’s “censorship of Christians.” “They are muzzling me and my biblical message while Mark Zuckerberg claims that FB is unbiased,” she stated in a news release. She has had...
  • Interview with Priest's Killer: Missionary Activities a 'Threat' (Turkey)

    02/21/2017 11:42:23 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 1 replies
    Clarion Project ^ | February 20, 2017 | Uzay Bulut
    A human rights lawyer accuses the police and intel units of having a hand in the murders of Christian clergymen in Turkey by turning a blind eye.Father Andrea Santoro, an Italian Catholic priest, was murdered on February 5, 2006 in the Santa Maria Catholic Church in the northern Turkish city of Trabzon, where he served.Oguzhan Akdin, the killer of the 61-year-old priest, was 16 at the time. He was released on probation in August of last year.The Turkish newspaper Karadeniz recently conducted an interview with Akdin, asking him about his motives for killing of the priest and whether he regrets...
  • State Supreme Court rules Richland flower shop discriminated against gay couple

    02/16/2017 8:27:52 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 76 replies
    Tri-City Herald ^ | 2/16/17 | Kristin Kraemer
    The Christian owner of a Richland floral shop violated state laws when she refused to make custom arrangements for a longtime customer’s same-sex wedding, an appellate court ruled Thursday. The unanimous decision by the Washington state Supreme Court affirms a Benton County...
  • CBS Poll: Most Democrats Think Christianity Is as Violent as Islam

    02/08/2017 9:33:35 AM PST · by NYer · 52 replies
    Townhall ^ | February 6, 2017 | Justin Holcomb
    Only one-in-seven registered Democrats in America believe that Islam is more violent as a whole than Christianity, according to a new CBS poll.Catastrophes such as September 11th, the War on Terror, and recent attacks throughout the world were not enough to make a difference between Christianity and Islam for some.  ISIS, Al-Qaeda, and the Taliban were also overwritten.Republicans had a much different perspective on the matter however.  Over six-in-ten believe that Islam is more violent in nature than other religions.
  • Vatican doubles down on commission members as Order of Malta controversy continues

    01/18/2017 6:26:49 PM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 18, 2017 | Jan Bentz
    In a press release yesterday, the Vatican said it "reaffirms its confidence in the five Members" of the Pope Francis appointed commission and "rejects, based on the documentation in its possession, any attempt to discredit these Members of the Group and their work." The statement comes in the wake of revelations of bias concerning three of the five members of the group set up to investigate the dismissal of one of the high ranking members of the high profile Catholic order for having knowingly permitted distribution of contraception. The Sovereign Order of Malta has decided not to “cooperate” with the...
  • The Persecution Complex of the American Woman (vanity)

    01/14/2017 5:49:05 AM PST · by Crucial · 103 replies
    01/14/17 | Myself
    I hesitate to speak negatively about half of the American population but I just can't help noticing the endless anger and lamentation of the modern American woman. I've lived with it through many decades. Feelings of persecution often drive the decisions and beliefs of the modern American woman. Men are almost exclusively believed to be the cause of this persecution when often it has another source or is sometimes even self inflicted. It's not that I'm saying men do no wrong. But men sometimes actually do things right and that is too often ignored with damaging consequences. It is my...
  • Chinese communist gangs severely beat Christians

    01/09/2017 8:17:49 PM PST · by Bogle · 5 replies
    Christian Daily ^ | January 8, 2017 | Lorraine Caballero
    Communist gangs hired by authorities severely beat several Christians in Hebei province in China after they resisted the destruction of an officially registered church.
  • 12 Worst Christian Persecution Nations; US Makes List for First Time

    01/05/2017 8:02:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/05/2017 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The United States has for the first time been named among the top 12 nations where Christians are targeted for their faith by a persecution watchdog group in its "Hall of Shame" report for 2016. "We felt it was very important this year that we highlight three countries where religious discrimination and persecution are deemed unusual but have reached a certain threshold of concern. These are Mexico, Russia, and sadly, the United States," explained in a press release Jeff King, president of International Christian Concern. "While conditions in the US are in no way comparable to other countries on the...
  • The Pentecostals and Reagan's View of Human Rights [+ SSDI]

    01/03/2017 4:11:44 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 7 replies
    Random House Trade Paperbacks ^ | Jack F. Matlock, Jr.
    RONALD REAGAN was intensely interested in the fate of individuals in trouble. He wanted to do everything in his power to help them. His harsh judgment of the Soviet leaders was based, more than any other single factor, not on the ideology he talked about so much, but on his perception of the way they treated their own people. When I first met him in November I981, I had just come from several months in Moscow in charge of our embassy and was on my way to Prague as U.S. ambassador. My family and I were invited to join the...
  • Russian Pentecostals Took the Road

    01/03/2017 4:09:37 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 13 replies
    Christianity.com. ^ | 01/03/17 | Dan Graves, MSL
    Increasingly the word that came to Peter Vashchenko's mind early in the 1960s was Doroga-- "the road." He must find a road out of the atheistic Soviet Union... Years before, Peter's father, Paul Vashchenko, was converted to Christianity during World War I. Back in Russia, he told others about his faith. When he married and had children, he passed his belief on to them. Peter married Augustina, a non-Christian. They moved to Chernogorsk in Siberia. While visiting Peter's family, Augustina read the Bible. It became her favorite book. She was impressed with her in-laws' loving home. What a contrast it...
  • Study: Christians Most Persecuted Religious Group in the World

    01/02/2017 9:04:33 PM PST · by Sergio · 6 replies
    News Busters ^ | January 1, 2017 | Melissa Mullins
    Here’s a study you won’t find in any of the major-media headlines. According to the Director of the Centre for Studies on New Religions (Cesnur), Massimo Introvigne, Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world, with over 90,000 Christians killed in 2016 alone. Introvigne told Vatican Radio that there are nearly half a billion Christians who are unable to express or practice fully their Christian faith.
  • REVEALED: Christians are the world's most persecuted religious group, study claims

    12/29/2016 10:13:50 AM PST · by bkopto · 14 replies
    Express UK ^ | 12/29/2016 | will kirby
    CHRISTIANS are the most persecuted religious group in the world with more than 90,000 killed in 2016 because of their faith, a leading religious study group director has claimed. Speaking on Vatican Radio, Massimo Introvigne, Director of the Centre for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR), said more than 60,000 of the Christians killed this year were murdered in tribal conflicts in Africa. He claimed these deaths often came after Christians refused to take up arms for reasons of conscience. The religious chief said: "The other 30 per cent, or 27,000, were killed in terror attacks, the destruction of Christian villages,...
  • Pope launches investigation of Knights of Malta after they fired top official over condom scandal

    12/22/2016 8:47:44 PM PST · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Life Site News ^ | December 22, 2016 | Claire Chretien
    Pope Francis has appointed a commission to investigate the recent removal of a top Knights of Malta official who allegedly oversaw the distribution of condoms in the developing world. Jesuit canon lawyer Father Gianfranco Ghirlanda, Italian Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, and senior members of the Order of Malta have been appointed to "quickly inform the Holy See" about the situation. Earlier this month, Albrecht von Boeselager was fired from his post as Grand Chancellor on the grounds that he violated his promise of obedience. He refused to resign even though his superiors asked him to, thus violating his vow of obedience...
  • VIDEO: UVA students sign petition to ban Christmas

    12/19/2016 9:20:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | December 18, 2016 | Amber Athey and Cabot Phillips
    In this season’s most anticipated holiday spin-off, Campus Reform visits the University of Virginia dressed as “The Hipsters Who Stole Christmas.” With schools across the country outright banning even such innocuous Christmas decorations as evergreen trees and images of Santa because they could be interpreted as being “non-inclusive,” Campus Reform wanted to find out what students think of the idea.
  • Attacks on four Cardinals ... no surprise: even saints were censured by popes for being faithful

    12/14/2016 3:00:17 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Life Site News ^ | December 14, 2016 | Pete Baklinski
    The four cardinals who have been chastised by top Catholic leaders for asking Pope Francis to clarify if his Exhortation Amoris Laetitia conforms to Catholic teaching join the singular ranks of a number of faithful bishops and cardinals who have faced excommunication, demotion, and censure from popes because of their faithfulness to the truths of the faith. The four stand accused of being “troublesome,” in need of “conversion,” of committing “apostasy” and “scandal,” of giving the pope a “slap in the face,” of creating “difficulty and division,” and of crossing a line into “dissent” for respectfully following a standard procedure...
  • Gay Bureaucrat Wages War With Christian Ministry [Gay Controller Targets Am.Family Assn.]

    12/06/2016 5:31:08 PM PST · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    FoxNews ^ | December 5, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    Gay Bureaucrat Wages War With Christian Ministry By Todd Starnes Donald Trump may be the next president of the United States but the war on religious liberty rages on. The other day I received word that Connecticut’s openly gay comptroller is targeting American Family Association, one of the nation’s most prominent and respected Christian ministries. If Comptroller Kevin Lembo has his way, AFA could be kicked out of the Connecticut State Employees’ Campaign for Charitable Giving (CSEC) — even though they are qualified as a charity under the rules. Lembo sent AFA a letter accusing them possibly being in “violation...
  • State Official Demands AFA Discard Its Christians Beliefs

    12/06/2016 6:20:24 AM PST · by Maudeen · 13 replies
    American Family Association ^ | 12/5/2016 Updated 4:39 p.m. | AFA
    State official demands AFA discard its Christians beliefs Created On: Monday, December 5, 2016 10:56 AM Last Update: Monday, December 5, 2016 4:39 PM Regardless of election results this past November 8, secular progressives in America remain intent on driving Christians out of the public square. Actions by the state of Connecticut last week proved it. On Wednesday, November 30, 2016 the American Family Association received a letter from the State of Connecticut Comptroller’s Office. The letter alleged, "AFA may be in violation of the regulations governing the Connecticut State Employee Campaign for Charitable Giving that broadly prohibit discrimination."
  • Muslim Man Looking For A Christian To Kill Goes To A Church, Finds A Two-Year-Old Christian Girl(tr)

    11/14/2016 7:53:49 AM PST · by heterosupremacist · 16 replies
    http://shoebat.com ^ | 11/14/2016 | Andrew Bieszad
    Full Title : Muslim Man Looking For A Christian To Kill Goes To A Church, Finds A Two-Year-Old Christian Girl And Burns Her Alive With A Firebomb Four children were injured in the savage attack on the church. The Muslim who did the attack was wearing a shirt saying “Jihad- A way of life” when he threw the bomb at the toddler: Indonesian police said Monday that one of four young children injured by an Islamic militant’s attack at a church on the island of Borneo has died. East Kalimantan police spokesman Fajar Setiawan said 2-year-old Ade Intan Marbun died...
  • Documented: Obama’s ‘Traditional Muslim Bias’ against Christians

    11/08/2016 6:58:04 AM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 8, 2016 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Documented: Obama’s ‘Traditional Muslim Bias’ against Christians The difference between active and passive persecution. Reprinted from the Gatestone Institute.Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom CenterAlmost a year ago, President Barack Hussein Obama described the suggestion that the U.S. give preference to Christian refugees over Muslim refugees as “shameful.” “That’s not American. That’s not who we are. We don’t have religious tests to our compassion,” he loftily added. Now, WikiLeaks has released a 2008 email discussing who should fill top staff positions should Obama win the presidency.  It clearly proves that the Obama administration is the...
  • The Bully Party

    10/28/2016 10:20:22 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 22 replies
    Dilbert ^ | Scott Adams
    I’ve been trying to figure out what common trait binds Clinton supporters together. As far as I can tell, the most unifying characteristic is a willingness to bully in all its forms. If you have a Trump sign in your lawn, they will steal it. If you have a Trump bumper sticker, they will deface your car. On social media, almost every message I get from a Clinton supporter is a bullying type of message. They insult. They try to shame. They label. And obviously they threaten my livelihood. If you speak of Trump at work you could get fired....
  • Archdiocese of Zagreb forbids Cardinal Burke the Old Latin Mass [Catholic Caucus]

    10/25/2016 7:14:37 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | October 23, 2016
    Cardinal Raymond Burke will be in Croatia until Wednesday to present his book on the Eucharist, that has just appeared in Croatian. Tomorrow evening he will give a keynote speech at the conference "Tradfest" in Zagreb. His topic is „The Gospel of Life and a New Evangelization“. "Tradfest" describes itself as “an unapologetic festival of traditional and conservative ideas in contrast to so called ‘progressive’ and militant secularist ideas and policies“. Tomorrow at 5 pm Cardinal Burke was supposed to celebrate the Old Latin Mass in the small church St. Martin near the Cathedral of Zagreb. The Low Mass has...
  • Christian Family Loses Gay Cake Case

    10/25/2016 12:53:53 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 35 replies
    http://www.christianheadlines.com ^ | October 24, 2016 | Amanda Casanova
    The Court of Appeal in Belfast has ruled against the owners of a bakery who appealed their case after they were accused of discrimination for refusing to make a cake with the phrase “Support Gay Marriage.” Lord Chief Justice Sir Declan Morgan and two senior judges upheld County Court Judge Isobel Brownlie’s ruling that the McArthur family, owners of the Ashers Baking Company, discriminated against Gareth Lee. The judges said that refusing service because of the slogan could be classified as “direct discrimination.” “What they may not do is provide a service that only reflects their own political or religious...
  • “We Can and Will Force Christians to Act Against Their faith.” The Democrats War on Christians

    10/25/2016 4:29:13 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 23 replies
    vanity | Oct 25, 2016 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    During Barack Obama’s war on Hobby Lobby his administration said flatly; “We Can and Will Force Christians to Act Against Their faith.” This is what they believe. This is how they see Christians. This was the opening battle in the Democrats’ War on Christians. It was directed by a quintessential stereotypical Democrat. Their Christian attacks are usually led by phony “Catholics” so as to more easily deflect rightful criticism for their dirty business. Putative Catholic Kathleen Sebelius was joined in her war on Hobby Lobby by putative Catholic Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor in what was fortunately a losing effort....
  • YouTube vs. Conservative Speech

    10/25/2016 6:08:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 25, 2016 | Dennis Prager
    Last week, The Wall Street Journal wrote an editorial about YouTube restricting access to 16 videos -- down from 21 -- that were created and posted online by my nonprofit educational organization, Prager University. The subheading read, "YouTube thinks Dennis Prager's videos may be dangerous." The Journal said: "Tech giants like Google and Facebook always deny that their platforms favor some viewpoints over others, but then they don't do much to avoid looking censorious. ... Dennis Prager's 'PragerU' puts out free short videos on subjects 'important to understanding American values' -- ranging from the high cost of higher education to...
  • The 38 Albanian Martyrs That Died Crying “Long Live Christ the King!”

    10/23/2016 1:37:44 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Rome Reports ^ | 10/23/16
    When Pope Francis traveled to Albania two years ago, the testimony of priests and religious leaders who lived under the oppression of the communist regime left him speechless. Now, the 38 people who did not survive torture and died as victims of hatred for the faith have been declared martyrs and will soon be beatified. MSGR. ANGELO MASSAFRA Archbishop of Shkodra (Albania)"In the group of 38 martyrs, the last person was killed in '74 because he secretly baptised someone. The priest was also betrayed and was shot. Before being killed, they used to shout "Long live Christ the King!" like...
  • Glenn Beck: Hillary Clinton ‘Will Be Having Sex With A Woman’ In The White House...

    10/16/2016 9:38:54 PM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 73 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Feb 2, 2016 | Curtis Wong
    As Right Wing Watch and The New Civil Rights Movement are reporting, Beck suggested Clinton was a lesbian, joking that she “came out last year” because it had become more acceptable.
  • Hillary Clinton’s War On Faith

    10/16/2016 7:26:09 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 7 replies
    nypost.com ^ | October 15, 2016 | Marc Thiessen
    In a speech not long before she launched her 2016 presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton made a stunning declaration of war on religious Americans. Speaking to the 2015 Women in the World Summit, Clinton declared that “deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed.” Religious beliefs have to be changed? This is perhaps the most radical statement against religious liberty ever uttered by someone seeking the presidency. It is also deeply revealing. Clinton believes that, as president, it is her job not to respect the views of religious conservatives but to force them to change their beliefs...
  • If Trump Goes Down, We're the Disease the Left Will Attempt to Eradicate Next

    10/12/2016 2:12:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 12, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I mentioned yesterday on this program. I need to get this out of the way so we can move on to the crux of things today. I mentioned yesterday that if Hillary and the Democrats win the election, it's just the beginning. They are gonna go after everybody who opposes them. The objective is going to be the elimination of opposition. Not a level playing field, not a circumstance where free and open debate takes place, but the elimination of opposition. And I can demonstrate it. I'll demonstrate that I'm right by virtue of C-SPAN's Washington Journal...
  • The danger ahead if Hillary wins is profound

    10/12/2016 8:15:03 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 48 replies
    Mainstream Media reactions to Trump | 12 October 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    As all of this develops, it is becoming clear that the conservatives and those who hold to Judeo-Christian values are in extreme danger. Sadly, many do not realize the extent of what is about to happen. A politically savvy friend told me months ago that the media would turn on Trump and do ANYTHING to stop him. He was correct. In spite of his faults, Trump does realize that we have some severe problems in this nation which have to be addressed for us to even survive. He is promising to work toward fixing them, but, he wouldn't be able...
  • French Gvmt Announces Plan to Criminalize Websites Opposing Abortion

    10/09/2016 1:16:22 AM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 41 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | September 29, 2016 | Jeanne Smits
    September 29, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — The French minister for Families, Childhood and Women’s Rights is celebrating the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion with a plan to gag a number of websites that “mislead” women into thinking they give complete and honest information on abortion. Laurence Rossignol unveiled plans to criminalize those sites that aim to dissuade women from obtaining a “voluntary interruption of pregnancy,” a procedure that is 100 percent state-funded in France during the first 12 weeks of gestation. Offenders will incur prison sentences of up to two years and fines up to 30,000...
  • Chief Justice Moore Suspended for Term by COJ

    09/30/2016 10:52:17 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 14 replies
    lLiberty Counsel ^ | Sep 30, 2016
    Today the Court of the Judiciary (COJ) issued a decision on the charges against Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore. The Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC) requested that he be removed from the bench. Under the COJ rules, removal requires a unanimous 9-0 vote by the members of the COJ, which is made up of judges, a lawyer and laypeople. Absent a 9-0 unanimous vote, the COJ cannot remove a judge from the bench. But today, in an unbelievable violation of the law, the COJ suspended without pay Chief Justice Moore for the remainder of his term, which runs through...
  • Some of 45 signatories feeling the heat over letter urging clarification of ‘Amoris Laetitia’

    09/30/2016 8:38:11 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Life Site News ^ | September 29, 2016 | Jan Bentz
    Some of the scholars who sent an appeal to the 218 Cardinals and patriarchs are under fire for urging corrective measures to clarify “a number of statements that can be understood in a sense that is contrary to Catholic faith and morals” in Amoris Laetitia. A few weeks ago, a letter from Pope Francis surfaced that expressed the Holy Father’s support to the bishops of the Buenos Aires, Argentina, pastoral region that read: “No other interpretation” of Amoris Laetitia is valid, consequently allowing the distribution of Holy Communion to divorced/remarried (Catholics) in some cases — certainly one of the hot...
  • The Most Radical of Traditionalists

    09/28/2016 5:32:14 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | September 28, 2016 | Patrick Archbold
    If you spend even a few moments online among Catholics, you will come across the pejorative “Rad Trad” or radical traditionalist. This is an exclusive club I somehow got inducted into and yet I don’t remember filling out the application. And man, the dues… the dues are steep. As most of us know, “Rad Trad” is meant as an insult, a way of separating Catholics and, let’s be honest, smearing a group of good Catholics who attempt to practice their faith in a way similar to how Catholics have always practiced it. They label them as judgmental, holier-than-thou, Pelagian, Promethean,...
  • Hungarian Government Prepares to Rescue Persecuted Christians

    09/27/2016 7:55:12 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    World Religion News ^ | 6/26/16 | Corey Barnett
    Hungary aims to aid and defend Christians persecuted by ISIS.Hungary has announced a new initiative to fight forces that discriminate against and persecute Christians. The government has decided that in the light of the recent attacks on Christians, a new department will be set up in Hungary to study these cases and fight radical forces that threaten the lives of innocent Christians. The authorities have indicated that this department will not only take into consideration the attacks that have been happening in the Middle East, but also the disguised forms of discrimination against Christians in Europe. Hungary's Minister for Human...
  • The Four Stages of Islamic Conquest

    09/25/2016 1:25:09 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 27 replies
    STAGE 1: INFILTRATIONMuslims begin moving to non-Muslim countries in increasing numbers and the beginning of cultural conflicts are visible, though often subtle. - First migration wave to non-Muslim “host” country. - Appeal for humanitarian tolerance from the host society. - Attempts to portray Islam as a peaceful & Muslims as victims of misunderstanding and racism (even though Islam is not a ‘race’). - High Muslim birth rate in host country increase Muslim population. - Mosques used to spread Islam and dislike of host country & culture. - Calls to criminalize “Islamophobia” as a hate crime. - Threatened legal action for...
  • IRISH: THE FORGOTTEN WHITE SLAVES

    09/23/2016 8:30:47 PM PDT · by OneVike · 62 replies
    Setting The Record Straight ^ | 3/16/15 | Ronald Dwyer
    They came as slaves: human cargo transported on British ships bound for the Americas. They were shipped by the hundreds of thousands and included men, women, and even the youngest of children. Whenever they rebelled or even disobeyed an order, they were punished in the harshest ways. Slave owners would hang their human property by their hands and set their hands or feet on fire as one form of punishment. Some were burned alive and had their heads placed on pikes in the marketplace as a warning to other captives. We don’t really need to go through all of...
  • THE VATICAN, CHINA, AND EVANGELICAL PRUDENCE

    09/21/2016 5:18:49 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    First Things | September 21, 2016 | George Wiegel
    Recent remarks by the Vatican’s Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, have fueled speculation about a possible exchange of diplomatic representation between the Holy See and the People’s Republic of China. Unfortunately, the cardinal’s remarks did not address any of the serious questions that have been raised about the evangelical and prudential wisdom of such an agreement at this moment in history. Those questions involve the nature of the PRC regime; the doctrine and canon law of the Church; the impact of such an agreement on Vatican diplomacy in promoting human rights; and the Church’s twenty-first-century mission in China. 1....
  • 15 Cloisters Dissolved: What Remains of the Order of the Franciscans of the Immaculate?{Cath Cauc)

    09/17/2016 7:16:30 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Eponymous Flower ^ | September 16, 2016 | Giuseppe Nardi
    How far has the destruction of the Order of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate progressed? This is the updating of a chapter that is like a dark shadow on the pontificate of Pope Francis. In 1969 two Fathers Minor, Stefano Maria Manelli and Gabriele Maria Pellettieri, asked the Father General of the Order, after a thorough study of Fontes Franciscani, to be allowed to start a "new experience of Franciscan life" back to its original rigor. In 1970 an abandoned monastery of the Order was made ​​available to them where they gathered more men over time, and with the...
  • A Liberal "Gets" Religion

    09/15/2016 9:36:28 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 9-12-16 | WILLIAM MCGURN
    Mr. Castro is chairman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, a venerable institution dating to 1957 that has helped America kill Jim Crow and make good on our founding promises. An Obama appointee, Mr. Castro last Wednesday made public a report on nondiscrimination protections—increasingly about gender preference and sexual orientation—that in its crassness rivals Hillary Clinton’s belittling of Donald Trump supporters. (Snip) The commission report is called “Peaceful Coexistence: Reconciling nondiscrimination principles with civil liberties.” Its top finding is this: “Civil rights protections ensuring nondiscrimination, as embodied in the Constitution, laws, and policies, are of pre-eminent importance in American...
  • Egyptian Christians at a ‘Breaking Point’ After Summer of Attacks

    09/12/2016 7:58:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    National Security (Breitbart) ^ | September 11, 2016 | John Hayward
    In a lengthy and disturbing piece on Egypt’s Coptic Christians this week, Rod Nordland of the New York Times described them as a community at the “breaking point,” to borrow the words of Bishop Makarios of Minya. This is not what a casual consumer of Egyptian news would expect, and it is not what the Copts expected, either. Nordland writes of high hopes for protection after the Muslim Brotherhood government of Mohammed Morsi was topped by the current Egyptian president, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who is often given solid marks by foreign observers for his stance against Islamist oppression. Egypt’s Christians...
  • New Bishop of Tulsa is Reportedly Shutting Down a Traditional Exorcist Society of Priests

    09/11/2016 10:20:37 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 21 replies
    The Okie Traditionalist ^ | September 11, 2016 | The Okie Traditionalist
    Bishop David Konderla--is reportedly shutting down the Society of the Most Sorrowful Mother--a Latin Mass Society of Exorcists Priests. So here's the Situation: an anonymous priest of the Diocese of Tulsa has reportedly confirmed this week that Bishop Konderla informed the Society's Superior Fr. Chad Ripperger that he will not permit their Society to continue their work in the Tulsa diocese. Newly Ordained Bishop David Konderla This story was first released 2 days ago by The Hirsch Files blog, here LINK & here LINK. In fact, the Society's website TODAY was tellingly shut down, click HERE Some Background: The Society...
  • Civil Rights Commission: ‘Religious Liberty,’ ‘Religious Freedom’ Code Words for Intolerance, Homop

    09/09/2016 2:36:40 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 55 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 9/9/16 | Penny Star
    “The phrases ‘religious liberty’ and ‘religious freedom’ will stand for nothing except hypocrisy so long as they remain code words for discrimination, intolerance, racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia, Christian supremacy or any form of intolerance,” Martin Castro, chairman of the commission, said in a statement included in the 296-page report. “Religious liberty was never intended to give one religion dominion over other religions, or a veto power over the civil rights and civil liberties of others,” Castro said. “However, today, as in the past, religion is being used as both a weapon and a shield by those seeking to deny others...
  • ‘Religious freedom,’ ‘liberty’ just ‘code words’ for intolerance, U.S. Civil Rights chairman says

    09/09/2016 4:17:00 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 37 replies
    ‘Religious freedom,’ ‘liberty’ just ‘code words’ for intolerance, U.S. Civil Rights chairman says By Mark A. Kellner - Special to The Washington Times - - Thursday, September 8, 2016 The chairman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights said that “religious freedom” and “religious liberty” have become merely “code words” for intolerance, “Christian supremacy” and committing every form of identity-politics sin, and thus they must yield before anti-discrimination laws. The remarks, released Thursday in a report on “Peaceful Coexistence: Reconciling Nondiscrimination Principles with Civil Liberties,” is the latest example of an increasingly hostile reception in liberal circles to one of...
  • Civil rights chief: 'Religious freedom' code words for intolerance

    09/09/2016 9:33:20 AM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 9, 2016 | Rick Moran
    What would happen if the government got out of the business of protecting the First Amendment rights of Americans and instead, decided to start attacking them? The chairman of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission believes that "religious freedom" and "religious liberty" don't really exist. They are "code words for discrimination, intolerance, racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia, Christian supremacy or any form of intolerance,” Be afraid. Be very afraid.
  • 2016 08 28 John Haller's Prophecy Update "Buh-Bye Middle Ground" (video)

    08/28/2016 11:37:41 AM PDT · by Lera · 19 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | 8/28/16 | John Haller
    Persecution on a wide scale basis is knocking at the doorstep of every true believer, and the frequency and intensity of the knocking has exponentially increased. Just 8 years ago, no one was confused about which bathroom to use...and now, you can be expelled from West Virginia University for not properly using the correct invented pronoun to address anyone who is in a state of "transition" (read: Confusion). There has been a swing in the societal pendulum from common sense to delusion, and the argument can be made that the momentum has significantly increased over the course of the past...
  • “Reconciliation among China’s Catholics is close to Pope’s heart” [Catholic Caucus]

    08/24/2016 4:32:20 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    La Stampa ^ | August 24, 2016 | GIANNI VALENTE
    Communication between the Holy See and the People’s Republic of China “continues with a spirit of goodwill on both parts” and aims to seek “realistic solutions for the good of everyone”. Watertight confirmation of the important step in the dialogue between Beijing and the Holy See is given by His Holiness’s Secretary of the State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, himself. In a wide-spanning interview with Stefania Falasca of Italian Catholic newspaper Avvenire, the cardinal from Vicenza who is head of Vatican diplomacy, outlines the criteria and objectives of the Holy See in its present relations with representatives of the Chinese government....
  • The MRFF, where does it get its funding?

    08/21/2016 12:37:07 PM PDT · by BobNative · 8 replies
    Personal privilege request | August 21, 2016 | Self
    There is a nasty little organization that persecutes Christians in the U.S. Military. It is the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF.) It headed by a nutcase named Mikey Weinstein. I want to know where MRFF gets its funding.
  • Dep. of State: Indonesia Attacks Gays, But Maintains 'Strong Ties' With U.S.

    08/16/2016 5:10:54 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 15, 2016 | Alissa Lopez
    Liberals will always say that they truly care about the LGBT community, but do they really?  The Department of State released a statement on Monday sending its “sincerest regards” to Indonesia, a predominantly Mulsim country, on its 71st Independence Day. The press release stated: On behalf of President Obama and the American people, it is with great pleasure that I send my sincerest regards to the people of Indonesia on the 71st anniversary of your independence this August 17. Deeply rooted in the democratic values and respect for civil society that our peoples share, the ties between our nations have never...
  • Christians Forced to Hide Bibles Amid Migrant Muslim Death Threats

    08/11/2016 5:11:45 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | August 11, 2016 | Virginia Hale
    Bundestag member Erika Steinbach and Iranian-born pastor Mahin Mousapour called for much stronger sanctions for Muslims who abuse Christians in Germany at a press conference on Monday. Highlighting the fact Christians suffer violence, harassment, and death threats in migrant lodgings, Ms. Mousapour criticised Germany for granting Islam “too much respect”. Declaring anti-Christian hate attacks an affront to German values, politician Erika Steinbach advocated the government deport migrants who insult or attack Christians. At the press conference Ms. Mousapour, who converted to Christianity more than 25 years ago, reported that Christians face various forms of persecution in migrant housing. Ms Mousapour...
  • BIBLE PROPHECY REVEALED AUGUST 7, 2016 - NEW BOKO HARAM LEADER TO KILL EVERY CHRISTIAN (video)

    08/07/2016 2:04:13 PM PDT · by Lera · 2 replies
    Calvary Melbourne Australia ^ | AUGUST 7, 2016 | Pastor Andrew Russell
    Facebook deletes Israel from the list of Olympic participants .... Anti-Semitism in the UK is the highest since 2009 and the Gaza conflict .... Israel bitterly rejects Obama's claim how it backs now the Iran deal .... The new leader of Boko Haram, who is associated with ISIS, makes a vow to kill every Christian and blow up every church .... Obama will reach next month's target of letting 10,000 Syrian refugees, all Sunni Muslims, into the country .... Clinton got millions from the world's biggest Sharia Law education firm .... Muslim Brotherhood members are part of the Obama administration...