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  • Evangelical students returning university diplomas to protest Trump

    Former students at Liberty University are preparing to return their diplomas in a group protest of university president Jerry Falwell Jr.'s support for President Trump's agenda. In a group letter first reported by NPR, a small group of alumni is criticizing Falwell for supporting the president in the wake of Trump's remarks blaming "many sides" for violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend. The letter slams Falwell for defending Trump's comments, specifically for his saying there were "very fine people" protesting on both sides.

    08/18/2017 12:54:41 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 6 replies ^ | 08/1//2017 | Bill Donohue
    Who is the real Minister of Hate? Tony Perkins or Al Sharpton? Both are ordained ministers—Sharpton was ordained at the age of 9—and both have addressed the controversy over Charlottesville. Perkins wants both sides to take a pause, and recommends a Day of Prayer. Sharpton wants all public funds to stop paying for the Jefferson Memorial, saying “you’re asking me to subsidize the insult to my family.” The media would have us believe that Perkins is the Minister of Hate. They cite the organization that he directs, the Family Research Council, as a hate group. The evidence? It is so...
  • Barcelona and Cambrils attacks: Police name suspected van driver after five terrorists shot dead

    08/18/2017 4:16:07 AM PDT · by fella · 33 replies
    telegraph. uk ^ | 18 August 2017
    Barcelona and Cambrils attacks: Police name suspected van driver after five terrorists shot dead - latest news
  • Several killed in Spain anti-terror operation after Barcelona attack

    08/17/2017 9:53:51 PM PDT · by fella · 18 replies
    FOX News ^ | 17 August 2017
    Several killed in Spain anti-terror operation after Barcelona attack Police in Spain announced early Friday they killed five people in a suspected second terror attack in Cambrils, hours after a van rammed into a crowd about 70 miles away in Barcelona, killing at least 13 people.
  • Land of Hazard

    08/17/2017 7:53:44 PM PDT · by Retain Mike
    World Magazine ^ | August 19, 2017 | Mindy Belz
    Sorry there is no excerpt, but my computer is rebelling.
  • Conflict Within and Without

    08/17/2017 7:44:17 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 5 replies
    World Magazine ^ | July 22, 2017 | Mindy Belz
    I tried to post an excerpt, but my computer rebelled.
  • Organization That Murders 200,000 People Of Color Each Year Takes Stand Against Racism

    08/17/2017 9:56:38 AM PDT · by fungoking · 9 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 8/17/17 | Staff
    The Babylon Bee | Your Trusted Source For Christian News Satire. Organization That Murders 200,000 People Of Color Each Year Takes Stand Against Racism August 17, 2017 U.S.—Planned Parenthood, the American abortion provider that mercilessly takes the lives of approximately 200,000 innocent people of color every year, took to social media earlier this week to condemn racism in the wake of civil unrest in Charlottesville, VA. “Planned Parenthood stands with people of color and allies in the face of such appalling attacks fueled by hate,” said the update posted to the Facebook and Twitter pages of the organization which overwhelmingly...
  • The Cultural Appropriation That Linda Sarsour Doesn’t Care About

    08/16/2017 7:47:48 PM PDT · by Lorianne
    Algemeiner, the ^ | 16 August 2017 | Petra Marquardt-Bigman
    One example that reveals Suleiman’s problematic views regarding Jews and Judaism is a lecture he gave in January 2016 on the following topic: “Masjid Al-Aqsa: The occupied sanctuary.” The advertisement for the event noted that Suleiman’s “passion for this topic comes naturally” because he is “the son of Palestinian parents.” In a promotional clip, Suleiman himself emphasized that it was important to “bring the religious element back to the discussion of the occupied sanctuary;” he denounced the “brutal occupation” of Al-Aqsa, claiming that “religious rights” of Muslims were being “taken away.” He illustrated this alleged denial of Muslim “religious rights”...
  • A Monumental Spin

    08/16/2017 2:35:00 PM PDT · by soakncider · 10 replies
    ABBEVILLE INSTITUTE ^ | Aug 16, 2017 | H.V. Traywick, Jr.
    It takes men of worth to recognize worth in men. – Thomas Carlyle Totalitarian movements are mass organizations of atomized, isolated individuals. – Hannah Arendt Yea, they would pare the mountain to the plain to leave an equal baseness. – Tennyson The mob attacks on Confederate monuments remind me of the “useful idiots” and “rent-a-thugs” who are happily condoned, if not employed outright by collectivist States to divert the passions of the masses. We suspect the real reason these monuments are under attack is not because of the specious “Jim Crow” charges leveled at them by the “Black Lives Matter”...
  • Satan Officially Claims Responsibility For White Supremacist Movement

    08/16/2017 10:12:56 AM PDT · by fungoking · 11 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 8/16/17 | Staff
    WORLD—In a statement that surprised nearly no one, Satan, the accuser and enemy of God and His people, paused briefly from roaming the earth seeking someone to devour Wednesday to confirm to reporters that he is responsible for the entire white supremacist movement worldwide. “Oh yeah, that’s all me. For sure,” said the wicked one Lucifer, adding that he’s “really been on a roll lately with this particular gig.” “I’m quite proud of this hell-filling racket. It’s as anti-biblical as anything can be, causing human beings made in the image of God to be seen as subhuman and expendable, but...
  • "The Jews Are the Root of Envy in This World"

    08/16/2017 8:28:28 AM PDT · by pabianice · 6 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 8/17 | MEMRI
    A look into the Muslim mind
  • Trump Cabinet Bible Teacher: "The Best Bible Study I've Ever Taught"

    08/16/2017 6:26:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    Hello Christian ^ | 08/15/17 | Isabella Cox
    The Trump Administration is making Christian history! For the first time in over 100 years, weekly Bible studies are meeting at the White House, and the leader of these meetings says that the Trump cabinet members who attend the study are the best he's ever had. Ralph Dollinger, of Capitol Ministries, is the leader of the Bible study that is making headlines. The former NBA player founded his ministry with the hopes of guiding policy-makers on how to let their faith dictate their leadership. "These are godly individuals that God has risen to a position of prominence in our culture,"...
  • Facts about migration and crime in Sweden [official gov. satire]

    08/16/2017 4:25:24 AM PDT · by palmer · 2 replies
    Government of Sweden ^ | 23 February 2017 · Updated 05 July 2017 | Government of Sweden
    Facts about migration and crime in Sweden In recent times, simplistic and occasionally completely inaccurate information about Sweden and Swedish migration policy has been disseminated. Here, the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs looks at some of the most common claims. "Not long ago Sweden saw its first Islamic terrorist attack." Facts: The only known attempt at such an attack took place in 2010. Nobody other than the perpetrator was killed. The motives behind the attack in central Stockholm on 7 April 2017, in which five people were killed and a number of others were injured, are not fully clear, and...
  • Same people who insist not all Muslims are bad say all who oppose Lee statue removal are racist

    08/16/2017 1:35:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Kind of struck me this morning. Trump called for a temporary ban and extreme vetting of people from nations that have a terrorism problem. The media and Democrats wailed bigotry, saying not all Muslims are terrorists. Trump says that not all people protesting the removal of Confederate symbols are racist, and the Democrats and media cry out because they think all of them WERE racist. Can some of our geldings in the GOP figure this out?
  • the world has gone mad

    08/14/2017 7:18:16 PM PDT · by jimfr · 11 replies
    For awhile now I have been amazed but not surprised. People are confounded at the situation we are in in this country. The obvious steps to correct the problems are not taken. Evil prevails. Obvious criminals prosper. Violence in our country and around the world escalates. While numerous articles are posted that events that replicate what will occur in the End Days actually are occurring now. And people still don't understand why situations seem not to be able to improve. When Jesus was physically on the earth, the leaders could not force the death of Jesus but why the Father...
  • Warlord, Brigand, Slave-Owner, Pedophile — And a Shining Example for All Mankind

    08/11/2017 9:32:24 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 16 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 11, Aug, 2017 | Baron Bodissey
    Warlord, Brigand, Slave-Owner, Pedophile — And a Shining Example for All Mankind. I would add murderer, slave trader, rapist, thief, assault. It is sad his victims did not have modern weapons to kill him and his followers. Mohammad was a criminal with many evil beliefs. Is it any wonder that the left follows him? Video at link.
  • Video: Tim Tebow leaves on-deck circle to greet autistic boy, then hits home run

    08/11/2017 4:52:56 AM PDT · by Third Person · 27 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | August 9th, 2017 | Martin Fennelly
    Tim Tebow and Seth Bosch had never met until July 29 at Charlotte Sports Park, where Tebow, playing minor-league baseball for the St. Lucie Mets, was going against the Charlotte Stone Crabs. Tebow and his team will be in Tampa and Clearwater for eight games beginning Thursday night. But back to that brief encounter on July 29, one that turned into something special, all of it captured on video by Seth's mother, Ileanna. Tebow, 29, was taking practice swings in the on-deck circle, waiting to hit in the top of the seventh inning. Seth, who was 9 at the time...
  • Evolutionary Biologist Now Wants Doctors to Kill Suicidal Depressed People

    08/09/2017 11:53:28 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 55 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | August 9, 2017 | Michael Egnor
    Evolutionary Biologist Now Wants Doctors to Kill Suicidal Depressed People Michael Egnor August 9, 2017, 10:48 AM Darwinist Jerry Coyne, who has recently advocated the medical killing of handicapped babies so they won’t “suffer,” has added another class of people to his kill list: people who are depressed. In response to a doctor’s suggestion in an article that a patient who was not physically suffering but who was depressed should be offered euthanasia, Coyne writes: My answer, as was that of another expert discussed in the piece, is “yes”, but I’d offer them antidepressants first… Goodness gracious. Coyne is now...
  • Phil 103--Liz Harman on abortion

    08/09/2017 10:13:57 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 4 replies
    You Tube ^ | 25 July 2017 | Liz Harman
    Liz Harman of Princeton University joins James and Eliot to talk about the ethics of abortion. Video 5:14
  • Leah Remini Doubles Down on Anti-Scientology Crusade: I Want a Federal Investigation

    08/09/2017 10:10:08 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 61 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 8/9/2017 | Seth Abramovitch
    Some moments from Leah Remini's childhood will never fade. Like the afternoon she rode a graffiti-covered B Train with her big sister, Nicole — at ages 8 and 10, their first time alone on New York City mass transit. Their journey took them from Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, to Times Square — a seedy porn-theater mecca in the late '70s — and the Church of Scientology building on 46th Street. There, they met their mother, Vicki, a divorcee whose new boyfriend had indoctrinated the family in the self-fulfillment movement. "We went all-in, because Scientology is an all-in proposition," says Remini. "My mother...