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  • The Persecution of the Tremblers...Isaiah 66 pt 5

    Hear the word of the Lord, ye that tremble at his word; Your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for my name’s sake, said, Let the Lord be glorified: but he shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed. (Isaiah 66:5)Isaiah predicted that the larger, more staid and respectable congregation, whose religion was active, busy and very aggressive, but which wasn’t individually spiritually searching, would inevitably persecute those whose religion was acceptable to God, approved of the Holy Ghost. Your Brethren hated You… Why did they hate them? It is an age old Biblical pattern which...
  • This College Professor Is Under Siege for Challenging Transgender Orthodoxy

    10/16/2017 12:01:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 13, 2017 | Jarrett Stepman
    A Boise State University professor recently learned what happens when you challenge left-wing social narratives on college campuses. Scott Yenor, a tenured professor, has been under siege on campus after publishing articles with The Heritage Foundation and The Daily Signal about feminism and the transgender movement. In those articles, Yenor explained the similarity in philosophy between the early feminists and modern transgender movement and how they aim at undermining traditional family values. He wrote in a Daily Signal article on Aug. 2:
  • An island of conservatives in a sea of liberals

    10/13/2017 10:57:03 AM PDT · by Republic Rocker · 12 replies
    Palo Alto Online ^ | Oct 13 2017
    When Palo Alto High School sophomore Jackson Druker wore his red "Make America Great Again" hat to school last year, he said he was bullied, harassed and even physically assaulted. Students took his hat and stepped on it. Others cursed at him. One student punched him in the back of his head, he said. Another told him "I literally want to shoot you right now if you don't take off that hat," he said during a class presentation on the experience. Druker's account with online schoolwork-management system Schoology was hacked and his contact information changed to hillaryclintonlover3@gmail.com, he said.
  • Christian Students Kept Away from Incoming Freshmen So They Would ‘Feel Welcome’

    10/11/2017 7:19:57 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 26 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 10/10/2017 | Trey Sanchez
    At Oxford, where the motto is, “The Lord is my Light.” Members of the Christian Union (CU) were banned from attending a freshman fair at the University of Oxford for fears that incoming students might face “potential harm” and feel unwelcome. According to Breitbart London, the university wanted to keep the freshers’ fair a “secular space” after concerns were raised by “student welfare representatives.” This was a strange turn of events for an institue established under Christianity. An internal e-mail explained the university’s reasoning: "We recognise the wonderful advantages in having CU representatives at the Fresher’s Fair, but are concerned...
  • N. Korean Defector Describes Life as a Christian Under Kim Regime: We Met in a Hole to Worship

    10/09/2017 9:04:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/08/2017 | Stoyan Zaimov
    A North Korean defector opened up about the underground church he led and the secretive life he and other Christians had there. He also revealed that despite being offered freedom for renouncing their religion, believers in the notorious prison camps refuse to do so. Choi Kwanghyuk, who now lives in L.A., told The Christian Post in an email interview through the help of a translator with International Christian Concern on Thursday that he first learned about Christianity when he went to China to search for food. There, he was connected with a Christian missionary and began studying the Bible. Eventually,...
  • Gay coffee shop owner kicks Christians out and goes on offensive rant

    10/07/2017 7:45:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/07/2017 | Rick Moran
    A gay coffee shop owner in Seattle decided to kick out a group of Christian anti-abortion protesters, going on an expletive-laden, extremely offensive rant that was recorded and posted on Facebook. The group, Abolish Human Abortion, appeared not to be bothering anyone.  They weren't in the shop to proselytize or hand out literature.  They just wanted a cup of coffee. What they got was an obscene, even blasphemous rant from an unbalanced store owner. Daily Caller: The owner heatedly tells the Christians to leave his shop immediately in a video posted to Facebook by Abolish Human Abortion, Christian group...
  • Gay Coffee Shop Owner Forcibly Ejects Christian Customers for Their Beliefs

    10/06/2017 12:26:09 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 95 replies
    RedState ^ | 10/06/2017 | Brandon Morse
    It turns out those who vehemently demand Christians be tolerant of their views and lifestyles, and force Christians to perform services under threat of legal retaliation are — and I can’t believe I’m writing this — intolerant of Christians, and refuse to provide services for them. In a recently released video from the group Abolish Human Abortion, a pro-life advocacy group, a gay coffee shop owner can be seen berating, insulting, and forcing the removal of the Christian group because of their beliefs. Caytie Davis and her fellows had been handing out pro-life pamphlets that targeted the homosexual community for...
  • The Rise of Anti-Christian Bigotry in America

    09/24/2017 7:11:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | September 24, 2017 | E. W.Jackson
    Several Democrat senators have used the confirmation hearings of the most exclusive club in America to lay down an unconstitutional requirement for qualification to public service. At a hearing in June, Sen. Bernie Sanders questioned the fitness of Wheaton College alumnus Russell Vought for the post of deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget. Mr. Vought had written an article in which he said Muslims "do not know God because they have rejected Jesus Christ his Son, and they stand condemned." Sen. Sanders accused Mr. Vought of religious bigotry, saying, "In my view, the statement made by Mr....
  • The Invisible Christians of North Korea: They Exist and there are More of them than Many Think

    09/23/2017 7:28:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Breakpoint ^ | 09/23/2017 | Eric Metaxas
    If you think North Korea’s dictators are bad for the world, just imagine what it’s like to be a Christian there. Anyone who knows anything about world missions and the global church knows about the Christians of South Korea. According to the Operation World prayer guide, “From the first Protestant church planted in 1884, South Korea now has possibly 50,000 Protestant congregations,” and 15 million Christians of all kinds. It’s also a missionary powerhouse, currently sending more than 21,000 missionaries to about 175 countries. Amazing! But the Christians of North Korea? They’re virtually invisible—though of course not in the eyes...
  • 18-year-old Aussie loses her job for saying ‘it’s OK to vote no’ on same-sex ‘marriage’

    09/20/2017 4:37:47 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 33 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 20, 2017 | Lisa Bourne
    An Australian children’s entertainment company fired a young woman for saying on social media “it’s OK to vote ‘no’” in the country’s current referendum on same-sex “marriage.” Capital Kids Parties owner Madlin Sims may have violated discrimination laws in firing an 18-year-old because Sims said her former employee’s view amounted to hate speech, The Guardian reported. The young woman known thus far as Madeline said in various media interviews that she was let go because her Christian view did not allow her to vote yes in Australia’s voluntary postal survey on gay “marriage.” The plebiscite runs from September 12 through...
  • Dianne Feinstein's War on Christian Judges

    09/13/2017 11:26:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 13, 2017 | Star Parker
    Seems that for Senator Dianne Feinstein, being a believing Catholic is enough to disqualify a candidate for a federal judgeship. Feinstein stated as such at confirmation hearings for Notre Dame law professor Amy Barrett, nominated by President Trump to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. "I think whatever a religion is, it has its own dogma," explained the Senator. "And I think in your case, professor, when you read your speeches, the conclusion one draws is that the dogma lives loudly within you, and that's of concern when you come to the big issues that large numbers of people have...
  • Hamilton Judge Who Wore a ‘Make America Great Again’ Hat in Court Has Been Banned From Trying Cases

    01/06/2017 9:23:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | Thu., Jan. 5, 2017 | Jacques Gallant
    The Hamilton judge who wore a ‘Make America Great Again’ hat in court has been banned from trying casesJustice Bernd Zabel, who declared his support for Donald Trump in court, is no longer presiding in court, according to a spokeswoman for the Ontario Court of Justice.A Hamilton judge who wore a “Make America Great Again” hat to court the day after the U.S. election and declared his support for president-elect Donald Trump is no longer hearing cases. Justice Bernd Zabel, appointed to the bench in 1990, stopped being assigned new cases on Dec. 21, 2016, a spokeswoman for the Ontario...
  • Canada judge who wore Trump hat suspended without pay [Zabel]

    09/12/2017 10:43:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 12, 2017 12:30 PM EDT
    A Canadian judge who wore a hat in court with Donald Trump’s campaign slogan “Make America Great Again” has been suspended without pay. The Ontario Judicial Council said Tuesday that the conduct of Justice Bernd Zabel warrants the most serious reprimand possible short of removing him from the bench. The council said the hat incident was an “inexplicable act of judicial misconduct” from an otherwise respected judge. …
  • Democrats Are Increasingly Comfortable With Religious Tests

    09/09/2017 10:18:12 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 40 replies
    Reason.com ^ | Sept. 8, 2017 | David Harsanyi
    Attempting to create the impression that faithful Christians whose beliefs are at odds with newly sanctified cultural mores are incapable of doing their job. "Do you consider yourself an orthodox Catholic?" Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) asked Notre Dame Law School professor Amy Coney Barrett, a nominee for a federal appeals court, yesterday. Since Durbin inquired in the form of a question, we can only assume that Barrett's answer was pertinent to the confirmation. That is problematic considering the Constitution explicitly states that no religion—not even a belief in orthodox liberalism—should be a prerequisite for holding a federal office. At least...
  • China’s Doorman: Father Ambrogio Poletti

    08/22/2017 11:20:10 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    The Remnant ^ | August 21, 2017 | Theresa Marie Moreau
    Rate this item 12345 (12 votes) Fr. A. Poletti Carries Bishop Ferroni to Freedom One bridge connects the two territories. A few meters of barbed wire separate two worlds and two civilizations. The physical distance can be measured in a few meters. The moral distance, however, cannot be measured. On one side there is liberty, over there the negation of every religious liberty. – Father Ambrogio Poletti, from “The Priest at the Bamboo Curtain” Under the brim of a grimy, frayed newsboy cap, two sunken eyes rimmed in black stared straight ahead from their sockets, as if frozen from fear. A...
  • The Death of Trajan ~ August 8 ~ His correspondence with Pliny, and his legendary rescue from Hell.

    08/08/2017 10:30:01 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 3 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | 8/8/17 | Florentius
    Conqueror of Dacia. Subduer of Parthia. The Roman Emperor Marcus Ulpius Traianus — or Trajan as he is known to history — died on August 8 in the year AD 117. By most measures, Trajan was a superior emperor. In his satirical work The Caesars, written in AD 361, the emperor Julian the Apostate puts these words into the mouth of Trajan in defense of his reign and exploits before the gods: "O Zeus and ye other gods, when I took over the empire it was in a sort of lethargy and much disordered by the tyranny that had long...
  • Bishop takes away pastoral duties from priest who upholds authentic Church teaching on marriage

    07/05/2017 5:55:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 5, 2017 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    A Catholic priest in Sicily was removed from his parish and had his faculties suspended because he defended the sanctity of marriage, his parishioners say.Palermo Archbishop Corrado Lorefice has forbidden Don Alessandro Maria Minutella of St. John Bosco Parish to celebrate Mass, administer the sacraments, or preach, Italian journalist Marco Tosatti reported.  According to some parishioners, one of the official reasons for the measures was Don Minutella’s “not knuckling down to the teaching of this current pontificate.” The problem, they believe, is dueling interpretations of Amoris Laetitia. The priest does not believe the Post-synodal Exhortation allows the distribution of Holy...
  • Pope Critical Priest suspended

    06/28/2017 10:36:09 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Katholisch, DE ^ | June 27, 2017 | unknown
    Does Pope Francis destroy the Catholic Church? In any case, a priest from Palermo claims this - and must now bear the consequences. It is not the first incident of this kind in Italy. In Palermo, a Catholic pastor was suspended, who publicly denounced Pope Francis and denied his legitimacy. As Italian media reported on Tuesday, the priest's parish council protested against the decision of Palermos Archbishop, Corrado Lorefice. The pastor, Alessandro Minutella, had repeatedly fought the Pope over the past few months. In a video published on the Internet, he denounces Francis' "destruction of the Catholic Church" on behalf...
  • Muslims in Bosnia preparing for jihad, expect to destroy Bosnian Christians in 10-15 days

    06/27/2017 6:43:06 PM PDT · by Lera · 42 replies
    PamelaGeller.com ^ | June 25, 2017 | Alexander Shah
    Sarajevo, 06.24.2017: How can Israel ever have peace with her Muslim neighbors when experience shows that in any instance in which a non-Muslim state is bordering on a Muslim state, the likelihood of war is high — because Muslim aggression cannot be contained by agreements? Israel, Armenia, Serbia, Greece, Ethiopia all have learned the truth the hard way. Whoever believes in peace with Muslim neighbors has another thing coming for him. In the Balkans, there are these Muslim majority mini-states and provinces from the scrapheap of failed states of former Yugoslavia that are swarming the crowded neighborhood. And this is...
  • 2017 06 25 John Haller's Prophecy Update "Global Delusion"

    06/25/2017 11:07:49 AM PDT · by Lera · 4 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | Jun 25, 2017 | John Haller
    The global delusion is so widespread, even the elect would be deceived unless those times are cut short. From a Islamic sympathizer in London, to a new Messiah in France, to the constant attack on biblical values and everyday common sense, the adversary is having a field day on multiple fronts, leading the world down a very dark and perilous road. It is up to the followers of Christ to not only stay out of the muck, but to shine a light into the darkness to save those who have ears to hear. This somber message is a wake up...