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  • Todays Worship Music

    05/23/2016 11:37:57 AM PDT · by mountn man · 4 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFOojfjRE64
  • Czech Politician: West Will Have To ‘Crush’ Islam

    05/23/2016 11:07:24 AM PDT · by wtd · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 May 2016 | James Delingpole
    Czech Politician: West Will Have To ‘Crush’ IslamIslam is a “criminal” ideology which deserves to be ranked with “Nazism, fascism and communism”, is “incompatible with the principles of European law” and, like its totalitarian predecessors, must inevitably be defeated. So argues Czech lawyer, activist and politician Klára Samková in a hard hitting lecture she delivered earlier this week in the Czech Parliament to an audience including (some rather bemused) ambassadors from Muslim countries – including the Turkish ambassador who, with several others, walked out half way through.
  • Christianity: An Antidote to Tyranny

    05/23/2016 9:42:10 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 7 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 23, 2016 | Clifford Staples
    Christianity: An Antidote to TyrannyClifford Staples Like all modern tyrants, Karl Marx hated religion, Christianity in particular, because he understood that it was going to be very difficult if not impossible to get men to follow him so long as they continued to follow Jesus Christ, and so the first thing an aspiring tyrant in the middle of Christian Europe needed to do was to uproot and destroy Christianity. With Christ dwelling in the hearts of men there was no room for the atheist humanism that Marx and others were proposing as an alternative. But without God men could be...
  • Shocking reason for exclusion of women from ordination as deacons

    05/22/2016 2:44:01 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 25 replies
    Guardian ^ | 22 May 2016 | Various
    Francis Bown’s claim that the sacrament of holy orders in the Roman Catholic church has always been confined to men (Letters, 19 May) is contradicted by the research of Cipriano Vagaggini in 1974. Pope Paul VI invited Fr Vagaggini, as a member of the official International Theological Commission, to research this matter, and the resulting work showed clearly that women were ordained to the diaconate as a sacrament of the church throughout the first millennium and beyond. Among those whose work confirms this, Professor Gary Macy of Santa Clara University reports that the shocking reason for the gradual decline in...
  • Sex Robots Are Coming

    05/21/2016 6:28:29 AM PDT · by Kudsman · 111 replies
    Men's Health ^ | May 20, 2016 | Eric Spitznagel
    Gentlemen, we have the technology. We can build the perfect sex companions. But do we want them? David Mills has a great story about the time he brought a date home and she almost saw his sex robot. “Everything was going well, and we were heading toward the bedroom,” he says. “And that’s when I realized, ‘Oh crap, Taffy’s in there!’” Taffy is Mills’s sex robot. He gave her that name because it sounded young and playful. Mills and Taffy are celebrating their two-year anniversary. In June of 2014, Mills had her delivered from a company called Abyss Creations in...
  • Obama Names Transgender to Faith Post (Presidential Council of Faith Partnerships)

    05/20/2016 7:03:13 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 89 replies
    World net Daily ^ | 5-20-2016 | Bob Unruh
    Obama’s statement said Satin was the assistant faith work director for the National LGBTQ Task Force. “She is an active member of the United Church of Christ and served on the denomination’s executive council as its first openly transgender member. Ms. Satin recently worked on the development of Spirit on Lake, a LGBTQ senior housing project in Minneapolis. She served on the board of directors for OutFront Minnesota from 2001 to 2008 and has served as chair of GLBT Generations since 1999. She has also served on the board of directors of PFund Foundation, a regional LGBTQ community foundation advancing...
  • Oklahoma judge delays decision on beheading suspect's plea request

    05/20/2016 5:20:36 PM PDT · by fella · 13 replies
    4029tv.com ^ | 20 may 2016
    <p>NORMAN, Okla. —An Oklahoma judge on Friday put off deciding whether to accept a man's request to plead guilty to first-degree murder in the beheading of a co-worker, as a death sentence would still be possible.</p> <p>Alton Nolen reiterated his desire to plead guilty and die by lethal injection after Cleveland County District Judge Lori Walkley asked a series of questions to assess whether he understood the charges against him stemming from the September 2014 attack at the Vaughn Foods plant in the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore.</p>
  • Why they hate Christianity.

    05/20/2016 10:14:54 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 10 replies
    This is an excerpt from Francis Schaeffer's How Should We Then Live? Published in 1976, Schaeffer draws parallels between ancient Rome's hatred of Christianity and what we're seeing in modern times. No totalitarian authority nor authoritarian state can tolerate those who have an absolute by which to judge that state and its actions. The Christians had that absolute in God's revelation. Because the Christians had an absolute, universal standard by which to judge not only personal morals but the state, they were counted as enemies of totalitarian Rome and were thrown to the beasts. Amazing the number of similarities between...
  • Kidnapped Indian Salesian’s Release Imminent: German Paper

    05/18/2016 12:06:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Matters India ^ | May 17, 2016
    Salesian Father Tom Uzhunnalil, who was abducted by Islamic militants of Yemen on March 4, could be released soon, a Malayalam newspaper reported May 17. The Malayala Manorama based its story on an interview that Apostolic Vicar of Southern Arabia Bishop Paul Hinder gave to the “Bild-Zeitung,” (picture newspaper), a German tabloid. The vicariate covers Yemen also. The German tabloid quoted Bishop Hinder as saying that the Fr Uzhunnalil’s release was imminent. Suspected Islamic militants took the 57-year-old priest into custody after they raided a Missionaries of Charity aid center in Aden, a southern port city of Yemen. The terrorists...
  • Pope Francis Just Compared the Great Commission to Jihad

    05/17/2016 7:20:28 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 62 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 17, 2016 | Tyler O'Neil
    In an interview on Tuesday with the French magazine La Croix, Francis minimized the difference between Islam and Christianity, arguing that the religions share a concept of subjugation.Today, I don't think that there is a fear of Islam as such but of ISIS and its war of conquest, which is partly drawn from Islam. It is true that the idea of conquest is inherent in the soul of Islam. However, it is also possible to interpret the objective in Matthew's Gospel, where Jesus sends his disciples to all nations, in terms of the same idea of conquest.
  • A Muslim's guide to beating your wife [Video]

    05/17/2016 3:02:54 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 12 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 2/24/2016 | Staff
    Saudi Family Therapist, Khaled Al-Saqaby. »
  • Target recalls 2600 Menorahs for Fire Hazard

    05/17/2016 11:15:55 AM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 19 replies
    Newswires@dowjones.com | 05/17/2016 | Tomi Kilgore
    Target Corp. (TGT) recalled about 2,600 Hanukkah menorahs sold from October 2015 through December 2015 for about $20 , because of a fire hazard, according to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission . The clear acrylic menorahs, in a pyramid design and 10.5 inches long, can melt when the candles are burning, posing a fire hazard, the CPSC said. Target has received eight reports of melting, including three reports of fire, but no property damage or injuries. Target shares shed 1.9% in afternoon trade, and have edged up 0.8% year to date.
  • "A nation without public virtue...betrayed by their own representatives...

    05/17/2016 7:22:10 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 9 replies
    The First Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, being appointed by George Washington, was also President of the American Bible Society. Who was he? John Jay, who died MAY 17, 1829. As President of the Continental Congress, John Jay approved the "Circular Letter from the Congress of the United States of America to their Constituents," September 13, 1779: "Friends and Fellow Citizens... In governments raised on the generous principles of equal liberty... the rulers of the state are the servants of the people, and not the masters of those from whom they derive authority... ...The ungrateful despotism and inordinate...
  • Why are So Many Westerners Converting to Islam? [Islam is Easier than Christianity]

    05/16/2016 3:49:24 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 53 replies
    CBN ^ | 2015 | Staff
    It is a fact that Islam is growing rapidly in the West. In the U.S. alone the number of Muslims has risen dramatically, from about 10,000 in 1900 to 3 million or more in 1991 (some authorities say 4.5 million). Most of this growth is due to recent immigration and the high birth rate of Muslims (5 children per family on average), rather than to conversion. Still, the number of those who convert to Islam is significant. In the U.S., the majority are African-American (a third of all Muslims according to most authorities), but there have also been significant numbers...
  • Several Jewish groups praise Obama administration’s transgender protections (all liberals)

    05/15/2016 12:11:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | May 15, 2016 6:30am
    Amid controversy over new protections President Barack Obama has extended to transgender people, a number of Jewish groups have welcomed them. A statement Friday from the Reform movement’s Religious Action Center praised the guidance issued the same day by the Justice and Education departments requiring that schools receiving federal funds end discrimination based on sexual identification. […] The National Council for Jewish Women said the guidance “provides needed clarity and best practices for public school districts and institutions of higher learning.” Also praising the guidance was Rabbi Jack Moline, who directs Interfaith Alliance, a coalition that includes major Jewish national...
  • The Fascinating History of a Latin Death Hymn You’ve Heard Many Times Without Knowing It (Dies Irae)

    05/15/2016 9:04:49 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    Slate ^ | May 8, 2014 | Aisha Harris
    There’s a musical piece you’ve likely heard many times before—but unless you have a particularly trained ear and are also hip to the catalog of Medieval Latin hymns, you probably haven’t noticed it. It’s a musical pattern from “Dies Irae,” a haunting chant for the dead, and CBC Radio host Tom Allen has put together an impressive video history of the work.
  • Sweet Honey in the Rock protesting during NC shows

    05/14/2016 10:29:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 14, 2016 1:56 PM EDT | Derrik J. Lang
    The a cappella group Sweet Honey in the Rock is protesting North Carolina’s law addressing LGBT rights and bathroom use by transgender people during its concerts in the state this weekend. The group performed as scheduled but protested in song at the Paramount Theatre in Goldsboro, North Carolina, on Friday, and plans to again at the High Point Theatre in High Point, North Carolina, on Saturday night. …
  • Assumption that there is a sharp divide between Good Islam and Bad Islam(truncated)

    05/14/2016 7:24:23 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 20 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 05/14/2016 | Ralph Sidway
    The February 11 edition of FrontPage Magazine contains an insightful piece by Daniel Greenfield on our failed counterterrorism strategy. Our policy, he wrote, is based on an artificial distinction between “Good Islam” and “Bad Islam.” Our aim, he continued, is to “convince Good Islam to have nothing to do with Bad Islam.” Ironically, as Greenfield observed, “our diplomats and politicians don’t verbally acknowledge the existence of Bad Islam.” Instead they claim that the “bad Muslims” (the terrorists) aren’t really Muslims at all.
  • Man pleads guilty to grabbing, taking off woman's hijab

    05/13/2016 6:17:44 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 19 replies
    WCVB.COM ^ | 13 MAY 2016 | WCVB.COM
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —A North Carolina man has pleaded guilty to a federal misdemeanor charge after authorities say he grabbed a Muslim woman's hijab on a Southwest Airlines flight in December and pulled it off. Federal authorities say 37-year-old Gill Parker Payne, of Gastonia, North Carolina, entered the plea Friday.
  • Genetic Testing Proves Bene Israel Community in India Has Jewish Roots

    05/11/2016 2:05:21 PM PDT · by Theoria · 8 replies
    American Friends of Tel Aviv University ^ | 10 May 2016 | American Friends of Tel Aviv University
    TAU–Cornell collaboration provides insight into unique community whose history is largely unknown A new study from Tel Aviv University, Cornell University and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine reveals genetic proof of the Jewish roots of the Bene Israel community in the western part of India. They have always considered themselves Jewish. "Almost nothing is known about the Bene Israel community before the 18th century, when Cochin Jews and later Christian missionaries first came into contact with it," says first author Yedael Waldman of both TAU's Department of Molecular Microbiology and Cornell's Department of Biological Statistics and Computational Biology. "Beyond...
  • Celebrities you might not know are Muslim [Isaiah 66]

    05/12/2016 9:24:21 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 104 replies
    Fit Style Life ^ | 5/12/2016 | Staff
    List of Islamic Celebrities (note: many are former Christian converts)... 1. Shaquille Oneil 2. Mohammed Ali 3. Dr Oz 4. Zayn Malik 5. Dave Chappelle 6. Janet Jackson 7. Ice Cube 8. Malala 9. Ellen Burstyn 10. Mike Tyson 11. Lupe Fiasco 12. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 13. Mos Def 14. Akon 15. Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam) 16. Aasif Mandvi 17. Busta Rhymes 18. Jemima Khan 19. Snoop Dogg 20. Faran Tahir
  • Secretary admits using $97,000 in church funds to buy drugs

    05/11/2016 6:22:47 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 10 replies
    The State ^ | 5/11/2016 | Glen Luke Flanigan
    KERSHAW COUNTY, SC An Elgin woman was arrested Monday after deputies say she admitted to stealing more than $97,000 in church funds and using the money to buy drugs on the streets of Columbia. Debora Barfield, 53, was charged with breach of trust with fraudulent intent and forgery, according to a news release. Barfield served as church secretary for St. John’s United Methodist Church in Lugoff, and oversaw church funds. Investigators determined Barfield forged about 145 checks to steal the money. “Drug abuse makes no distinction on who it destroys – black, white, rich, poor, young or old,” Kershaw County...
  • Divine intervention? Indian Hindus ask gods to help Trump

    05/11/2016 7:47:24 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 90 replies
    AP ^ | 05/11/2016 | AP
    NEW DELHI (AP) — Donald Trump may find it tough to get Republican leaders behind his campaign, but he's got some faraway fans trying to get the gods on his side. "The whole world is screaming against Islamic terrorism, and even India is not safe from it," said Vishnu Gupta, founder of the Hindu Sena nationalist group. "Only Donald Trump can save humanity." Members of the group gathered on a blanket spread out in a New Delhi protest park along with a collection of statues depicting gods including Shiva and Hanuman — as well as photos of a smiling Trump....
  • HuffPost: Dan Savage Has 'Brilliantly Gross' Way to Fight N.C. Bathroom Law

    05/10/2016 4:24:34 PM PDT · by massmike · 26 replies
    http://newsbusters.org/ ^ | 05/10/2016 | Randy Hall
    The latest salvos in the struggle over whether a law passed during March in North Carolina forces transgender people to use public restrooms that don't correspond with their “gender identity” came on Monday, when Dan Savage tweeted that those who disagree with House Bill 2 should leave jars filled with their urine at Republican Governor Pat McCrory's office. The strategy promoted by the gay activist and columnist drew the immediate attention of Noah Michelson, an editorial director on the liberal Huffington Post website, who called Savage's idea a “brilliantly gross” method of protesting the state's “Anti-LGBT Law.” “If Dan Savage...
  • Rhode Island bishop: Legal pot leads to 'land of oblivion'

    05/10/2016 4:14:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 10, 2016 6:38 PM EDT
    Rhode Island’s Roman Catholic bishop said he wants to smell holy incense, not cannabis, in Providence’s cathedral and warned state lawmakers against transporting young people to “the land of oblivion” by legalizing marijuana. Bishop Thomas Tobin shared his opinions in an essay titled “Nope to Dope.” The essay was published on a diocesan website Tuesday, just hours before a hearing on a bill to legalize pot. Tobin said he’s heard about “zombie-like” people who are “completely stoned” filling public places in Colorado, where marijuana is legal. He said young people already addicted to electronic devices and “attached to their virtual...
  • High school football captains host revival meeting in school gym

    05/10/2016 3:29:26 PM PDT · by fungoking
    Youtube ^ | Vanity
    A little good culture news. 4 senior football captains along with the public school's Fellowship of Christian Athletes hosted a 2 night revival in the high school gym last weekend. 2 preached each night. This is the promo
  • When Europe Loved Islam

    05/10/2016 10:04:42 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | MAY 5, 2016 | MARYA HANNUN, SOPHIE SPAAN
    Before the continent started banning hijab, European aristocrats used to change their names to Abdullah and Muhammad, and going to the local mosque was the latest trend.From the outside, with its high minarets and bulbous Mughal-style dome, the Wilmersdorf mosque, located on Brienner Street in southwest Berlin, looks much the same as it did when it was built in the 1920s. But the institution, just like the city around it, has changed. Today, the mosque is a quiet place. It mainly serves as an information center: School children sometimes visit on field trips; it hosts interfaith brunches. A small community...
  • The Scariest Reason Trump Won

    05/10/2016 7:32:27 AM PDT · by ChessExpert · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 10th, 2016 | Dennis Prager
    America's biggest -- and scariest -- problem: Most Americans no longer know what America stands for. For them, America has become just another country, a place located between Canada and Mexico. ... The left, unlike most Americans, has always understood that either the left is right, or America is right. America stands for small government, a free economy (and therefore, capitalism), liberty (which therefore allows for its inevitable consequence: inequality), the melting pot ideal and a God-centered population rooted in Judeo-Christian values (so that a moral society is created by citizens exercising self-control rather than relying on the state to...
  • Sadiq Khan: There are too many white men on Transport for London

    London's transport authority is far too dominated by white men, Labour's mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan said today. There are currently 13 white men on the Transport for London board and just three women. Khan said he would ensure the board better reflected the "diversity" of Londoners if he becomes mayor. "I will reshape TfL's board," he said during a speech in Brixton this morning. "It needs to better reflect London's diversity in the interest of Londoners."
  • ATHEISTS SUE U.S. HOUSE CHAPLAIN

    05/08/2016 12:15:58 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 11 replies
    catholicleague.org ^ | 05/06/2016 | Bill Donohue
    Thursday, May 5, was America’s annual National Day of Prayer. So of course the anti-prayer Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) chose that day to sue the chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives. FFRF president Dan Barker is upset that House chaplain Father Patrick Conroy, a Jesuit priest, has declined to invite him to deliver a non-prayer “invocation” on the House floor. FFRF also named House Speaker Paul Ryan, along with several members of Father Conroy’s staff, in the lawsuit. Remarkably, Barker invokes his ordination as a Christian minister 41 years ago to justify his request—even though he later renounced...
  • Couple marries in defiance of church

    05/07/2016 7:24:45 PM PDT · by massmike · 59 replies
    dispatch.com ^ | 05/07/2016 | JoAnne Viviano
    The voices of the people gathered at Broad Street United Methodist Church resounded from its wooden peaks as they each raised a hand on Saturday and blessed the Rev. David Meredith and Jim Schlachter on their wedding day. "Now that Jim and David have extended their 28-year commitment to one another with solemn vows, we announce to one another, the United Methodist Church, the state of Ohio and the world entire that they are married," the crowd said. With those words, Meredith joined the ranks of United Methodist ministers who have defied the denomination's rules and risk being defrocked by...
  • Chevrolet banned in Iran

    05/07/2016 5:42:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Left Lane News ^ | Saturday, May 7th, 2016 @ 8:00 am | Ronan Glon
    The Iranian government has suddenly banned imports of all Chevrolet cars, trucks, and SUVs in a bid to give local automakers a much-needed boost. “Even the Americans are not interested in buying such cars because of their weight and high fuel consumption. Why should we import the cars from a bankrupt American factory? This is very odd,” said 76-year old Ali Khamenei, Iran’s Supreme Leader. […] The news comes only a year after Chevrolet was granted a license to sell cars in Iran following a 34-year hiatus. …
  • Vanity - Prayers Needed Desperately

    05/07/2016 5:41:27 PM PDT · by MarineMom613 · 95 replies
    Vanity | 05/07/16 | MarineMom613
    I am still in shock and don't know if I am doing this right. I need prayers for my almost 13 year old niece/Goddaughter. Lyssie went to the beach today and while swimming, she cut herself on something in the water. The cut was down to the bone in her leg. I am getting this information 2nd hand from my sister. It is her granddaughter and my Goddaughter. She was taken to the hospital where doctors tried to treat the wound. They somehow determined that (A) they could not completely clean it. (B) They saw a lump which could either...
  • When Europe Loved Islam [European Elites using Islam usher in the Ubermensch]

    05/06/2016 3:21:42 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 6 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 5/5/2016 | Maya Hannun, Sophie Spaan
    From the outside, with its high minarets and bulbous Mughal-style dome, the Wilmersdorf mosque, located on Brienner Street in southwest Berlin, looks much the same as it did when it was built in the 1920s. But the institution, just like the city around it, has changed. Today, the mosque is a quiet place. It mainly serves as an information center: School children sometimes visit on field trips; it hosts interfaith brunches. A small community of Muslims regularly show up for Friday prayer. It’s all a far cry from the days when the Wilmersdorf mosque was the lively center of a...
  • Obama Issues Proclamation: ‘Our Country Was Founded on the Idea of Religious Freedom’

    05/05/2016 6:03:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 5, 2016 | 1:40 PM EDT | Melanie Hunter
    In a proclamation designating May 5 as a National Day of Prayer, President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the United States was “founded on the idea of religious freedom” and that the U.S. “will continue to stand up for those around the world who are subject to fear or violence because of their religion or beliefs.” […] “As a Nation free to practice our faith as we choose, we must remember those around the world who are not afforded this freedom, and we must recommit to building a society where all can enjoy this liberty and live their lives in...
  • PHOTOS: Chinese Buddhist Monk Is Mummified And Covered In Gold

    05/05/2016 11:19:11 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    NPR ^ | April 28, 2016 | Merrit Kennedy
    In the southeastern Chinese city of Quanzhou, a well-known Buddhist monk named Fu Hou has been mummified and encased in gold leaf. According to The Associated Press, it's "a practice reserved for holy men in some areas with strong Buddhist traditions" and was done to honor Fu Hou's dedication to the religion. Li Ren, the Chongfu Temple's abbot, said that after the 94-year-old's death in 2012, "the monk's body was washed, treated by two mummification experts, and sealed inside a large pottery jar in a sitting position," according to the wire service. Video published by The Daily Telegraph showed the...
  • Holy Ka’bah to Be Washed Once a Year on Muharram 15

    05/04/2016 8:43:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Saudi Gazette ^ | May 5, 2016
    For the safety of worshipers and visitors to the Grand Mosque in Makkah and to facilitate carrying out the rites, the Holy Ka’bah will be washed once a year on Muharram 15 due to the ongoing projects and expansion works. Royal approval has been issued in this regard, SPA reported Wednesday quoting Ahmed Al-Mansouri, spokesman of the presidency for the affairs of the two holy mosques as saying.
  • Janet Jackson reportedly pregnant at 49

    05/04/2016 3:11:01 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 65 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 4, 2016 | Maggie Coughlan and Carlos Greer
    Janet Jackson is pregnant, according to a new report. The singer, who will turn 50 on May 16, is said to be expecting her first child with Qatari billionaire husband Wissam Al Mana, Entertainment Tonight reported Wednesday. Early last month, Jackson postponed her “Unbreakable” tour, citing “doctor’s orders.” “We’re in the second leg of the tour, and there actually has been a sudden change … My husband and I are planning our family, so I’m going to have to delay the tour,” she said in a video clip. “Please, if you can, try to understand that it’s important that I...
  • Dad Seeking Bride for Son; Marries Himself

    05/04/2016 2:20:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, May 04, 2016
    Son’s bid to marry was rejectedA Saudi father who accompanied his son for a planned marriage, himself married after the son’s plan bogged down, a newspaper reported on Wednesday. The father went with his son to the would-be bride’s home but the girl’s mother rejected the proposal on the grounds she wants her elder daughter to marry first. “The son was mad and stormed out of that house. His father stayed behind and asked to marry the elder daughter. Her mother quickly agreed,” Sada newspaper said in a report from the Southern Saudi province of Jazan.
  • Urth Caffe Retains AFLC to Countersue Muslim Women Fraudulently Claiming Discrimination

    05/04/2016 10:05:35 AM PDT · by Excellence · 12 replies
    American Freedom Law Center ^ | May 4, 2016 | American Freedom Law Center
    Shortly after being served with a fraudulent lawsuit alleging religious discrimination, the Urth Caffe in Laguna Beach retained the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) to respond to the litigation. David Yerushalmi, AFLC co-founder and senior counsel, issued the following statement: “This lawsuit is a fraud and a hoax on the courts and the media. Beware.” Yerushalmi went on to explain: “The Urth Caffe did not discriminate against the women who have filed this fraudulent lawsuit. The claim that these women were asked to leave the café because they were wearing hijabs is laughable. That night, as every Friday night, a...
  • Pamela Geller: In the Year Since the First Islamic State Attack on American Soil, ...

    05/03/2016 10:57:35 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/03/2016 | Pamela Geller
    Today is the first anniversary of the Islamic State’s first attack in the homeland. Just a couple of short months later, in response to the Chattanooga jihadi who slaughtered four Marines, one Navy officer said: “The War Has Just Begun. More to Come.” He was right. Yet one year after jihadis attacked our Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest in defense of free speech, the West is in full surrender mode. We went into the event with our eyes open. We knew the risks. But we knew the risks were greater, for our children and our children’s children, if we...
  • Rafael Cruz: “I Implore Every Member of the Body of Christ to Vote According to the Word of God”

    05/02/2016 9:23:55 AM PDT · by SubMareener · 38 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 2nd, 2016 11:02 am | Jim Hoft
    “I implore every member of the Body of Christ to vote according to the word of God. And vote for the candidate that stands for the word of God and the Constitution of the United States of America… The alternative could be the destruction of America.”
  • Does Erdogan want his own Islamic state?

    05/01/2016 8:41:06 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 7 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | 29 Apr, 2016 | Mustafa Akyol
    Parliament Speaker Ismail Kahraman unexpectedly sparked controversy in Turkey when on April 25 he declared that Turkey’s new constitution should forgo mention of “secularism” and instead be a “religious constitution” referencing God. His words reignited Turkey’s always tense “secularism debate,” which has been amplified since 2002 when the Justice and Development Party (AKP) came to power. Kahraman's remarks led to protests in a number of cities, a call by the main opposition leader for him to resign and allegations by secular pundits that the Speaker had shown the AKP’s “true face,” its “real intentions.” Because Kahraman is a known confidant...
  • Miracle in Chicago? Pilgrims flock to see Orthodox icon weeping drops of oil

    05/01/2016 8:08:56 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 13 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 4/29/2016 | Mark Woods
    Thousands of Orthodox Christians are flocking to a church in southwest Chicago to witness what they believe is a miracle.According to the Chicago Tribune, tiny drops of sweet-smelling oil have been trickling down an icon of John the Baptist at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Homer Glen. The parishioners believe the droplets have healing properties.Parish priest Rev Sotirios Dimitriou – known as Father Sam – said: "The first thing out of my mouth was 'What do I do?' You don't expect anything like this. It's breathtaking. It's so powerful to see such an act of God before your eyes." The...
  • [You Tube] LIVE: Putin and Medvedev attend Orthodox Easter Liturgy Mass in Moscow

    04/30/2016 8:40:43 PM PDT · by ganeemead · 9 replies
    Youtube: Easter at Cathedral of Christ the Savior, Putin and Medvedev in attendance Orthodox service at the magnificent new Moscow cathedral.
  • Jesuit priest, peace activist Daniel Berrigan dies at 94

    04/30/2016 6:36:14 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 109 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 4/30/16 | AP
    The Rev. Daniel Berrigan, a Roman Catholic priest and peace activist who was imprisoned for burning draft files in a protest against the Vietnam War, died Saturday. He was 94. Berrigan died at Murray-Weigel Hall, a Jesuit health care community in New York City after a "long illness," according to Michael Benigno, a spokesman for the Jesuits USA Northeast Province. "He died peacefully," Benigno said.
  • Should Women Take Blame if Daughters Stray?

    04/29/2016 7:35:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Saudi Gazette ^ | Apr 30, 2016
    IN the past, traditions and customs were such that mothers used to be blamed if their daughters went astray and engaged in unethical practices. Viewed as the protectors of their daughters, mothers were expected to take care of and raise them to be good citizens. However, such views have changed today and mothers are no longer blamed for the mistakes of their daughters. Al-Riyadh daily reports on the way modern society views the mother-daughter relationship. Dr. Salih Al-Aqeel, a criminology and sociology expert, said it was unfair for society to blame mothers for the mistakes of their daughters. “In the...
  • Kennewick Man set to receive Native American burial

    04/29/2016 2:21:20 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 53 replies
    washington Post ^ | 29 Apr 2016 | BEN GUARINO
    Army Corps of Engineers working with native American tribes to coordinate burial A local tribe, the Umatilla, had claimed the Kennewick Man as an ancestor; the Native American group wanted to lay the skeleton to rest according to custom.
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    04/28/2016 11:25:16 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Thursday, 28 April 2016 | Benjamin Haas
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    04/27/2016 8:11:47 PM PDT · by fungoking · 7 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 2/28/16 | Staff
    The Babylon Bee | Your Trusted Source For Christian News Satire. Home Celebs CelebsMinistriesU.S. The Power Of Positive Declarations: Joel Osteen Can Now Fly February 28, 2016 HOUSTON, TX—Joel Osteen, celebrity senior pastor of Lakewood Church, has been proclaiming the life-changing power of regular, vocal, positive declarations and self-affirmations for years, and for just as long has pointed to his own life and accomplishments as irrefutable evidence of their efficacy. “My primary residence has more elevators than your house has bathrooms,” he told churchgoers in a recent sermon. “And do you know why? It’s because I declared it would happen....