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  • Church Concerned that It May be Targeted Over Pro-Life Speech Activities Near Planned Parenthood

    10/19/2019 10:55:55 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    American Center for Law and Justice ^ | October 6, 2019 | Michelle Terry
    The American Center for Law & Justice represents the Everett, Washington, chapter of The Church at Planned Parenthood. The Church at Planned Parenthood-Everett (“TCAPP”) is an organization that hosts a “gathering of Christians for the worship of God and the corporate prayer for repentance for this nation, repentance for the apathetic church and repentance of our blood guiltiness in this abortion holocaust.” In April 2019, TCAPP began holding monthly worship services in Everett, near the Planned Parenthood Everett Health Center. In June, TCAPP was approached by City of Everett law enforcement officers who stated that the City of Everett had...
  • Liberalism Not Useful for Russians - Russian Orthodox Church's Rep

    10/18/2019 6:22:09 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Interfax ^ | 10/18/19
    Moscow, October 18, Interfax - The liberal idea is foreign to the Russian mentality and is no good for Russian people, the first deputy head of the Synodal Department for Church's Relations with Society and Mass Media, Alexander Shchipkov, said. "Liberalism is not beneficial for Russians, neither in a conservative package, nor in a social one. The societal caste model and the ability of some to survive at the expense of others do not coincide with what is written in the Gospel. We need a value-based traditionalism, which corresponds to our identity," Shchipkov said at a meeting of the World...
  • Jesus' negativity merely reveals what is coming [Matthew 24]

    10/18/2019 1:41:12 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 34 replies
    Free Republic | 10/18/2019 | Jan_Sobieski
    Matthew 24:21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened. Earlier today I saw the correspondence of an angry conservative who was tired of the negativity of other conservatives. He raged that all we do is continually point out the bad. He went on to accuse those who focus on the negative trends as cowards, treacherous, and treasonous...fat asses who...
  • China bans African foreign students from worshiping in churches to prevent 'foreign infiltration'

    10/18/2019 8:12:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/18/2019 | By Leah MarieAnn Klett
    The Chinese government has banned African international students from worshiping in Christian churches under the pretext of “preventing foreign infiltration through religion,” a persecution watchdog group has revealed. A group of over 80 African students who are residing in a city in the northeastern province of Liaoning told Chinese persecution watchdog Bitter Winter that in September, the person in charge of the Three-Self church that they attended received a government order prohibiting foreigners from participating in gatherings at the church. “We just want to have a place to congregate,” one student told the outlet. A Chinese believer at the church...
  • What are the 95 Theses of Martin Luther?

    10/18/2019 3:39:19 AM PDT · by ealgeone · 66 replies
    Gotquestions.org ^ | unknown | unknown
    In case no one has ever actually read what Luther wrote. Some additional background is available at the link provided.****** Out of love for the truth and from desire to elucidate it, the Reverend Father Martin Luther, Master of Arts and Sacred Theology, and ordinary lecturer therein at Wittenberg, intends to defend the following statements and to dispute on them in that place. Therefore he asks that those who cannot be present and dispute with him orally shall do so in their absence by letter. In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Amen. 1. Our Lord and Master Jesus...
  • "Dying Populations, Not Climate Changes, Are Biggest Threat to Western Civilization." (Viktor Orban)

    10/17/2019 5:39:35 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Russian Faith ^ | 10/17/19 | Svetlana Ekimenko
    Faced with the challenge of a declining population, governments across central Europe have introduced financial incentives for having children...As Budapest hosts an international summit on demography this week, attended by several regional leaders and delegations from dozens of countries, the country’s prime minister, Viktor Orban deplored the population decline in Europe while lauding Hungary's pro-family policy, writes the Financial Times. Orban said it was conceivable that Hungary, with a population of just under 10 million and shrinking, due to plummeting birthrates and emigration to EU states further west, could just disappear. “It’s not hard to imagine that there would be...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil, October 17, 2019 [prayer]

    10/17/2019 5:58:42 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 30 replies
    Free Republic.com ^ | October 17, 2019 | FR intercessors
    Join Freepers throughout the world to pray for PRESIDENT TRUMP and VICE-PRESIDENT PENCE and for AMERICA: All Levels of Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, Health Care Systems and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. —1 John 5:14 Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. Please join us in prayer for our nation.
  • Bannon Fights Eviction From Italian ‘Gladiator School’

    10/16/2019 7:06:55 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 10/16/19 | Martina Moyski
    A fundamentally political move against the conservative populistVIA TRISULTI, Italy (ChurchMilitant.com) - Italy's ministry for culture is claiming it has evicted Steve Bannon's "Gladiator School" from a 13th-century Italian monastery, 38 miles south of Rome. "As the DHI indicated when the Ministry for Culture first announced this politically motivated manoeuvre back in May, we will fight our case in court with every resource at our disposal," said Benjamin Harnwell, director of the Dignitatis Humanae Institute, in comments to Church Militant. "We look forward to demonstrating that the objections against the DHI promoted by the Left over the last two years...
  • Nigerian Bishop Says ‘Border Wall’ Would be Good for Nigeria

    10/16/2019 6:54:59 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Crux ^ | 10/16/19 | Staff
    YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon - For decades Nigerian migrants have left their country - both legally and illegally - hoping to escape poverty, conflict, and corruption. Those traveling without proper documents faced several risks, including hunger and thirst, robbery, and the dangers of sea crossings into Europe. If caught, Nigerian migrants can be detained and eventually deported from their destination or transit countries. The Bishop of Sokoto, Matthew Hassan Kukah, told Crux that migration is “the ultimate manifestation of our state of despair.” The bishop said the story of Africa is the story of a very irresponsible elite that has shown no...
  • Judge Rules Obamacare Transgender, Abortion Protections Violate Religious Freedom

    10/16/2019 11:49:16 AM PDT · by Morgana · 35 replies
    BREITBART ^ | October 16, 2019 | Dr. Susan Berry
    A federal judge ruled on Tuesday that Obamacare’s special protections for transgender individuals and women who choose to have abortions violate religious freedom. Judge Reed O’Connor of U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, a George W. Bush appointee, overturned the protections by vacating the Obama-era rule that banned health insurers and providers who receive federal taxpayer funds from denying coverage or treatment to any individual based on sex, gender identity, or termination of pregnancy. As the Hill noted, Reed is the same judge who ruled last December that Obamacare in its entirety is unconstitutional. In January 2017...
  • How Chinese Christians Worship in the Face of Persecution

    10/15/2019 6:01:07 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Bitter Winter ^ | 10/15/19 | Wang Yichi
    Even pigsties, sheep pens, and cemeteries can become meeting venues for believers – as long as it allows them to avoid questioning and inspections by the state.The Chinese authorities spare no effort in persecuting people for their religious beliefs by vigorously cracking down on “unofficial” and state-approved churches alike. Many meeting venues have been shut down, forcibly demolished, or taken over for government use. To continue their gatherings and avoid being found out, believers have to be creative and think of every possible method to practice their faith. For them, harsh environments and long distances aren’t real issues – as...
  • CA Lifts Statute of Limitations on Sex Abuse

    10/15/2019 5:46:20 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 10/14/19 | Bradley Eli
    Stephen Brady: 'Los Angeles archdiocese will be one of the biggest hit in the country'SACRAMENTO, Calif. (ChurchMilitant.com) - California just became the sixth state to drop its statute of limitations for victims of child sexual abuse. The law signed on Sunday by California's Gov. Gavin Newsom gives all victims of childhood sexual abuse a three-year period beginning Jan. 1 to file lawsuits. Following that period, the new law will extend the age limit of the victim filing from 26 to 40 and the time limit of when the abuse is discovered to when the case is filed from three to...
  • US Navy Says ‘No’ to Satanic Ceremony

    10/14/2019 6:34:43 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 21 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 10/14/19 | Rodney Pelletier
    Naval officer 'card-carrying' member of The Satanic TempleANNAPOLIS, Md. (ChurchMilitant.com) - The U.S. Navy is blocking a satanic service planned by a member of The Satanic Temple (TST). Naval officials are claiming a naval officer who is a self-avowed satanist cannot conduct services at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. The Navy asserts that the ceremonies, initially scheduled to take place every Thursday at 7 p.m., cannot happen because of the officer's ties to TST, an entity deemed a "political organization" by the U.S. Navy. On October 8, the officer sent an email to members of his battalion announcing...
  • New Syrian Constitution Must Guarantee Interests of All Ethnic, Religious Groups - Putin

    10/14/2019 6:26:23 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Interfax ^ | 10/13/19
    Moscow, October 13, Interfax - A new Syrian constitution being drafted now must guarantee interests of all ethnic and religious groups living in the country, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. "People need to know that they live in their own country and that it protects them by law. This must be equally true for Sunnis and Shia, for Alawites and Christians," Putin said in an interview with RT Arabic, Sky News, and Al Arabiya, posted on the Kremlin website. "It will not be easy; it will be a difficult process, but I believe it can work," he said. "Do you...
  • Christian School Governor Fears Sack for Questioning LGBT Reading List and Pride Month [UK]

    10/14/2019 6:23:26 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    A Christian school governor with decades of service has been suspended after saying that she would not have wanted her two sons to read books with LGBT themes. Maureen Griffith, 73, who worked as an NHS nurse for 40 years, was a governor at Alperton Community School in Brent, northwest London, for more than 20 years. In May she received a letter telling her that she had been suspended from the governing body after two complaints alleging that she had made “homophobic comments at a public meeting”. She now fears she will be sacked. The row comes days before the...
  • [Australian] Politician Wants Catholic Churches to Post Signs Warning Children of Danger

    10/14/2019 6:15:25 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 10/11/19 | K Thor Jensen
    Melbourne City Council member Nic Frances Gilley has introduced a proposal to require Catholic churches to comply with the province of Victoria's new mandatory abuse reporting laws or have signs posted outside warning parents that the houses of worship might pose a danger to children. The Age reports that Gilley is requesting the state "write to all churches and places of worship requesting assurances that all staff and associates will abide by the law of mandatory reporting," and if they do not provide those assurances the state should erect appropriate signage. In September, Victoria passed the Children Legislation Amendment Act...
  • The American Political Party of LUCIFER, Alinsky and the Frankfurt School

    10/14/2019 7:47:31 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 11 replies
    IFB ^ | 10/14/19
    Dear friends, the more I study and watch the rapid rise of the American Left here in America in the last 20 years, it is clearer to me more than EVER that they are indeed the political party of Saul Alinsky's Master! These are sold out FULLY to demonic lawlessness and are at war with their RIGHTEOUS ETERNAL Creator from top to bottom (Rom. 1:18-32)! No wonder Satan has such a hold on this nation today! He has more EXPONENTIAL power than ever via, the EXPONENTIAL technological advances of our day and his demonic minions in all facets of media...
  • Making the World a Better Place – Or Else

    10/14/2019 7:44:37 AM PDT · by Carpe Cerevisi · 2 replies
    Ancient Faith Ministries ^ | October 14, 2019 | Fr. Stephen Freeman
    If you lurk around social media, particularly in conservative conversations, you will have undoubtedly seen something about recent statements on the part of a minor Democratic candidate for the Presidential nomination. I have no interest in the politics of the matter. However, the exchange goes to the heart of the modern impulse and serves as an excellent example of modernity’s dangers. The exchange: Don Lemon: Do you think religious institutions like colleges, churches, charities, should they lose their tax exempt status if they oppose same sex marriage? O’Rourke: Yes. There can be no reward, no benefit, no tax break, for...
  • America Prayer Vigil - 10/14/2019 [Prayer]

    10/13/2019 9:47:30 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 28 replies
    Free Republic Intercessors ^ | 10/14/2019 | UMCRevMom
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP/VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE and AMERICA: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Religion Forum threads labeled "Prayer" are closed to debate of any kind.
  • Franklin Graham: I Will Not Worship ‘Rainbow Pride Flag’

    10/13/2019 4:08:27 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-12-19 | Thomas D. Williams
    Celebrated Christian evangelist Franklin Graham has taken issue with the Democrats’ extreme push of the LGBTQ agenda, saying he will stand with biblical morality. “I will not bow down at the altar of the LGBTQ agenda nor worship their rainbow pride flag,” Rev. Graham said in reaction to Beto O’Rourke’s promise to strip churches of their tax-exempt status if they do not recognize homosexual marriage. “I’m going to stand with the Word of God, the Holy Bible, which is truth from cover to cover,” Graham added in a three-part tweet Friday evening. Rev. Graham, the son of “America’s Pastor,” Billy...