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  • Less than half of US evangelicals identify as 'pro-life,' new poll suggests

    11/14/2019 8:27:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/14/2019 | Samuel Smith
    Only a quarter of evangelicals in the United States believe abortion should be illegal in all cases, according to a new poll showing that a majority of self-identified Christians in the U.S. identify as “pro-choice” and less than half of evangelicals identify as “pro-life.”Save the Storks, a pro-life organization that partners with pregnancy centers to provide women with free ultrasounds, released a new survey this week that it sponsored through the research firm Magid. The survey is based on online interviews with 1,000 adults nationwide ages 18 to 69 conducted in May to gauge Americans’ opinions and attitudes on abortion.“There’s...
  • The Salvation Army Took On LGBTQ Activists…. And Won

    11/14/2019 8:10:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/14/2019 | Karen Townsend
    A familiar sight during the holiday season is the iconic red kettle used by The Salvation Army for donations. Volunteers stand next to the kettle and ring a bell as passersby walk into grocery stores or retail stores. Who would protest when a British singer announced her agreement to partner with the international charity? The perpetually outraged Twitter mob, of course.Singer Ellie Goulding set off a firestorm on social media among LGBTQ activists when she posted the announcement of her collaboration with the Christian charity. She agreed to sing as the halftime act for the Dallas Cowboys – Buffalo...
  • Vatican quietly stands by as UN once again vigorously pushes abortion, population control

    11/14/2019 7:45:47 AM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | November 13, 2019 | Steven Mosher
    Vatican quietly stands by as UN once again vigorously pushes abortion, population control November 13, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – When the UN Population Fund announced it was holding a meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) held in Cairo, alarm bells went off in my head. The original Cairo conference was a full-throated effort by UN bureaucrats and their pro-abortion allies in D.C. and foreign capitals to promote abortion and population control around the world.  It was turned back only by the combined efforts of the Vatican and a handful...
  • Bishop calls LGBT indoctrination of kids ‘child abuse’: ‘We must stop this insanity’

    11/14/2019 6:47:15 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 7 replies ^ | November 13, 2019 | Martin M. Barillas
    TYLER, Texas, November 13, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – A Catholic bishop of the United States denounced as “child abuse” the “insane and evil” transgender message given to children in schools that was recently highlighted in a video circulating on social media. Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas, expressed disgust over a video that featured two LGBT activists telling a classroom of school kids that boys can become girls and girls can become boys and one’s “identity” can change over time. The LGBT activists told the children that "genitals actually don't determine our gender," and that “some people born with vulvas can...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Accord Between China and the Vatican Has One Sure Effect: More Persecution.

    11/14/2019 6:35:17 AM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | November 13, 2019 | Sandro Magister
    [Catholic Caucus] The Accord Between China and the Vatican Has One Sure Effect: More Persecution. A Dramatic Report from the Diocese of Mindong For the enthusiasts of the secret accord of September 22 2018 between the Vatican and China on the appointment of bishops, that of Mindong should have been the pilot diocese, the one that would educate the world about the goodness of the agreement.Instead it is precisely the diocese of disaster.A few hours ago “Asia News,” the online agency of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions that specializes in China, published with the byline of its director, Fr....
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil, November 14, 2019 [prayer]

    11/14/2019 5:14:26 AM PST · by Albion Wilde · 19 replies ^ | 11/14/19 | 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.
  • Abortion Should Remain Catholic Bishops’ ‘Preeminent Priority’ Ahead Of 2020 Elections, US...

    11/13/2019 9:46:32 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Nov. 13, 2019 | Mary Margaret Olohan
    FULL TITLE: Abortion Should Remain Catholic Bishops’ ‘Preeminent Priority’ Ahead Of 2020 Elections, US Bishops Decide The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops adopted a letter Tuesday that says the “threat of abortion” remains the “preeminent priority” for Catholic bishops. The letter will serve as an introduction to a voting guide for Catholics voting in the 2020 presidential elections, according to America Magazine, reminding Catholic voters that their top priority voting should be in voting against abortion. “The threat of abortion remains our preeminent priority because it directly attacks life itself because it takes place within the sanctuary of the family...
  • Open borders Hispanic Archbishop will lead U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

    11/13/2019 7:39:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/13/2019 | M. Catharine Evans
    After his election to head up the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops(USCCB), Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez, born in Monterrey, Mexico, stated the situation at the southern border is a "tragedy." He said he witnessed firsthand the "suffering of the people there " during his visits to south Texas last year. Gomez calls his new position "a blessing for the Latino people."  Gomez became archbishop of Los Angeles in 2011 which has had a homelessness crisis of “Dickensian “ dystopian proportions, according to the LA Times. But the drug addicts and mentally ill homeless people on the streets...
  • Some new from the Middle East courtesy of Amir Tsarfati

    11/12/2019 8:16:28 PM PST · by firebrand · 3 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | 11/11/19 | Amir Tsarfati
    A quick summary of some serious events in the region (first 12 minutes or so), followed by introductions of the pastors from all over the world who are with Amir at the moment in Israel.
  • Texas(Christian) pregnancy centers offer mixed messages by offering abortifacient contraceptives

    11/12/2019 7:31:37 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Nov. 12, 2019 | Calvin Freiburger
    TEXAS, November 12, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – As the Trump administration opens the door to legitimate health organizations receiving money that previously went to the abortion industry, pro-life pregnancy centers are hoping to seize the opportunity to grow. But one Texas-based pregnancy center alliance is trying to do so with an inconsistent stand on birth-control methods that can function as abortifacients. In February, the Trump administration finalized the Protect Life Rule, which requires “clear financial and physical separation between Title X-funded projects and programs or facilities where abortion is a method of family planning” and bans “referral for abortion as a...
  • California is forcing churches to pay for abortions

    11/12/2019 7:48:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/12/2019 | Maureen Collins
    Lisa Amann, pastor at Skyline Wesleyan Church in La Mesa, California. | YouTube/Alliance Defending FreedomLisa Amann has attended Skyline Wesleyan Church in La Mesa, California for almost her entire life. Now, she works there as a pastor.As a Christian, Lisa is passionate about protecting life—especially that of the unborn. “As Christians, we are fundamentally against the destruction of a person’s life and destiny.”And yet, the state of California wants to force Lisa and Skyline Wesleyan Church to pay for abortions through the church’s healthcare plan.Forcing a church to pay for abortions is another low for a state that lost at...
  • Will Trump Be a Two-Term President? Hear the Prophesy Made Before He Ever Entered the Race

    11/12/2019 6:27:19 AM PST · by lasereye · 29 replies ^ | November 6, 2019 | STEPHEN E. STRANG
    As we approach the 2020 election, and with impeachment news daily in the headlines, there are Christian leaders who prophesy that Donald Trump will indeed win. It is an untold story of prophecies and spiritual signs that is off the radar screen of the secular media, which would never cover it except to ridicule. Yet many Christians believe God still actively guides us not only through the Bible, but through the Holy Spirit and spiritual gifts. Most Americans are aware that our nation is deeply divided, and the campaign season for the 2020 election is bringing that to light as...
  • Almighty God, Save Americans!

    11/11/2019 7:21:57 PM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 17 replies
    IFB ^ | 11/11/19
    Today's America is an EXPONENTIAL lawless swamp; full of demonic alligators, demonic tyranny and demonic strongholds; oppressing, enslaving and chaining millions (Eph.6:12). O that America would cry out to their ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS Creator for ETERNAL salvation and deliverance from His RIGHTEOUS judgment (John 3:16-17, 36)! Our cry as blood brought saints to America is not, "God bless America", but "God SAVE Americans!" Almighty God’s Word states overabundantly and emphatically that it is Jesus ALONE that rescues, saves and delivers one's soul from ETERNAL ruin (John 3:16-17, 14:6, Acts 4:12, 16:29-31)! We pray for Americans every day that they would wake...
  • Thank you! Freedom Poem

    11/11/2019 7:08:24 PM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 3 replies
    IFB ^ | 11/11/19 | Father Denis Edward O'Brien, USMC!
    Freedom It is the soldier, not the reporter, Who has given us the freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, Who has given us Freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, Who has given us the Freedom to demonstrate, It is the soldier, who serves beneath the Flag, Who salutes the Flag, Whose coffin is draped by the Flag, Who allows the protestor to burn the Flag, It is the soldier, not the politician, Who has given his blood, his body, his life, Who has given us these FREEDOM. Father Denis Edward...
  • Statue of ancient god of child sacrifice put on display in Rome

    11/11/2019 6:16:08 PM PST · by Norski · 20 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Nov 6, 2019 | LifeSiteNews staff
    "ROME, November 6, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – A reconstruction of a pagan idol who demanded child sacrifice was stationed at the entrance of Rome’s Colosseum as part of a secular historical exhibition. The statue of Moloch, worshipped by both the Canaanites and the Phoenicians, is part of an exhibit dedicated to Ancient Rome’s once-great rival, the city of Carthage. The large-scale exhibition, titled Carthago: The immortal myth, runs until March 29, 2020. . .Three ancient Greek historians all attest that it was customary in Carthage to burn children alive as offerings to the deity, whom they called Baal and Cronus or...
  • The Little Sisters Of The Poor Refuse To Buckle

    11/11/2019 4:52:40 PM PST · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    The Wanderer ^ | 11/11/19 | Deacon Mike Manno
    Well, I guess there is nothing stopping the Tolerant Left from trying to force the Little Sisters of the Poor into violating their religious beliefs by providing contraception, abortion, and sterilization coverage, among other evils. In fact, there is a decided effort by the left to eviscerate the conscience rights of anyone who does not embrace the left’s high sacrament styled as “reproductive freedom.” This issue, of course, arises out of the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as Obamacare. Interestingly, the ACA does not require coverage of the above-mentioned sacrament. It does, however, authorize the executive branch...
  • America Prayer Vigil - 11/11/2019

    11/10/2019 9:00:14 PM PST · by · 29 replies
    Free Republic Intercessors ^ | 11/11/2019 |
    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.
  • Demonstrators Loot Churches in Chile and Burn Statues of Jesus in the Streets as Month-Long.....

    11/10/2019 7:06:28 AM PST · by marshmallow · 45 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 11/8/19 | Raven Saunt
    * Santiago's Plaza Italia has been used for three weeks as the main gathering site for the mass demonstrations* But yesterday the protest escalated as a hooded group began to loot the La Asuncion church in the area* Church pews, pianos, religious paintings and iconography were all carried out of the door and set alight * Nationwide protests, which have a range of demands, have so far left 20 dead and a further 2,500 injured Demonstrators have started looting churches in Chile as the long-running protests continue. Thousands of people had gathered near the site in Santiago's Plaza Italia that...
  • Planned Parenthood Exposed, Emails Reveal Effort to Force Churches to Provide Abortion Coverage

    11/09/2019 12:01:36 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    CBN NEWS ^ | Nov 5, 2019 | Andrea Morris
    A legal group that defends religious freedom has discovered evidence that Planned Parenthood is behind an effort in California to force religious organizations to provide abortion coverage. The case centers around a California church that filed a federal lawsuit against a state health agency for forcing them to pay for elective abortions in their health insurance plans. In August 2014, Skyline Wesleyan Church in La Mesa was notified by California's Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) that the health insurance plans they offered to employees must include coverage for elective abortions. Skyline Pastor Lisa Amann said, "As Christians, we are...
  • Report: Pope denies bodily resurrection of Christ

    11/09/2019 8:56:24 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 104 replies
    wnd ^ | 11/8/19 | wnd staff
    Pope Francis already has been accused of heresy by prominent Catholic clergy, but now his longtime friend and interviewer is claiming the South American-born pontiff denies one of the foundational doctrines of the Christian faith, that Jesus Christ rose from the dead in bodily form. Eugenio Scalfari, a left-wing atheist journalist, published the remarks in the periodical he founded, La Repubblica, and in a new book, CNS News reported. Scalfari claims that the pope told him that Jesus Christ did not rise bodily from the dead but "in the semblance of a spirit." In the Nov. 5 edition of La...