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  • British LibDem Party Leader Steps Down: 'It's Impossible to Stay Faithful to Christ'

    06/15/2017 7:14:53 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06-15-2017 | Michael van der Galien
    In a shocking move, the leader of Britain's Europhile and socially liberal party, the LibDems, have announced he'll step down. The reason? 'Christian Tim Farron stepped down amid speculation Lib Dem heavyweight Sir Vince Cable will lead the party. 'Mr Farron said it has felt "impossible" to be Lib Dem leader "living as a faithful Christian" and said he wants "to remain faithful to Christ". 'His resignation will trigger a leadership election next month when Parliament breaks for the summer recess.' Farron was criticized during the election campaign in Britain because he appeared to believe that practicing homosexuality was a...
  • Tim Farron’s Resignation and the End of Liberal Christianity

    06/15/2017 6:04:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | June 15, 2017 | Michael Branden Dougherty
    Tim Farron just resigned as leader of the U.K.’s Liberal Democratic party, and his statement explaining why should enter the history books: “To be a political leader — especially of a progressive, liberal party in 2017 — and to live as a committed Christian, to hold faithfully to the Bible’s teaching, has felt impossible for me,” Farron said. And so he’s off.
  • ‘Scoring Top Marks Doesn’t Give Happiness’: India’s Best Student Renounces the World to Become Monk

    06/10/2017 3:59:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Newsline ^ | 9 Jun, 2017
    ‘Scoring top marks doesn’t give happiness’: India’s best student renounces the world to become monkA top Indian student who received the highest score in the exams has decided to take an unusual path. Instead of applying for prestigious college, he renounced the world’s pleasures and became a monk, saying that scoring top marks in exams “does not give happiness”. Varshil Shah from the city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat state scored 99.9 percent in the May 27 Class 12 exam, topping the state, the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) said. He is Varshil Shah. He is from Ahmedabad...
  • When Dallas Was the Most Racist City in America

    06/10/2017 7:17:00 AM PDT · by slumber1 · 12 replies
    D Magazine ^ | June 2017 | DARWIN PAYNE
    By the 1920s the Dallas Morning News had become a formidable and progressive force in Dallas and in Texas, far overshadowing its parent, the Galveston Daily News, which had founded the paper in 1885 to serve the growing North Texas area. Adolph S. Ochs, the Tennessean who rescued the New York Times from virtual bankruptcy in 1896 and converted it into the nation’s most distinguished newspaper, declared in 1924 that he had received his “ideas and ideals” from the Galveston Daily News and the Dallas Morning News. Two years later, a leading national magazine recorded that the News “was, and...
  • Pew report: Islam to overtake Christianity as world’s No. 1 religion by 2050

    06/06/2017 9:34:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    World Tribune ^ | 05/30/2017
    Islam will be the world’s No. 1 religion, surpassing Christianity by the end of the century, according to a Pew Research Center study. Pew projects that the Muslim population will grow by 70 percent worldwide between 2015 and 2060, compared with an overall population growth of 32 percent. That far exceeds the projected growth of the second- and third-fastest growing religions, Christianity and Hinduism, the study said. The study also said that the Muslim population in the United States will double by 2050. The Pew study was released last week, the same week that saw the terrorist bombing in Manchester,...
  • The Most Absurd, Needless Cultural Suicide in History

    06/04/2017 4:06:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | June 4, 2017 | Susan D. Harris
    With a family member seriously ill and confined to different hospitals recently, I’ve sought out hospital chapels to be alone and say prayers. Or I should say I sought out the areas formerly known as “chapels.” Now they are known as Interfaith Centers or Spiritual Care Areas or Meditation Rooms. There is no Christian cross hanging in any of them lest someone be offended. There are, however, Muslim prayer rugs and signs pointing toward Mecca. In some of these spiritual areas you can write down a prayer for your loved one and put it in a prayer wheel: a cylindrical...
  • Pelosi says Trump ‘dishonoring’ God in global warming decision

    06/02/2017 9:01:44 AM PDT · by markomalley · 84 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 6/2/17 | Stephen Dinan
    Rep. Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that President Trump was “dishonoring” God and questioned whether his grandchildren will even be able to breathe air after his announcement a day earlier that he would withdraw from the Paris climate accord. “How is he ever going to explain to his grandchildren what he did to the air they breathe — assuming they breathe air,” she said at her weekly press conference. She compared the president to racist segregationists during the civil rights movement, said Mr. Trump’s decision was yet another reason he needed to release his tax returns, and said the U.S. has...
  • Christians who reject transgenderism banned from adoption, working with children in Illinois

    06/02/2017 8:22:38 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 1, 2017 | Doug Mainwaring
    June 1, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services has instituted sweeping changes to its policies and procedures in caring for children who experience gender dysphoria that essentially weed out all employees and volunteers who cannot in good conscience support and promote transgender ideology.    Illinois now "requires that all LGBTQ children and youth be placed in an affirming safe housing, receive LGBTQ competent medical and mental health services, and have equal opportunity and access to care." However, in order to assure consistent achievement of that goal, the new policy requires "any person who is involved with...
  • Man Demands to Wear Pasta Strainer on His Head for Photo ID due to Religious Freedom

    06/01/2017 5:59:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    KFOR ^ | JUNE 1, 2017 | HEATHER HOLEMAN
    An Arizona man is fighting for his right to wear his religious headwear - a spaghetti colander - in his drivers license photo. Sean Corbett is part of the "Pastafarian" religion, a belief that a flying spaghetti monster created the universe. According to the website of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, the religion became more mainstream in 2005 after an open letter concerning the teaching of Creationism in schools. The site states that all religions are welcome to join their community, which believes their heaven consists of a beer volcano and stripper factory. The church recommends wearing colanders...
  • EMMY WINNER KATHY GRIFFIN: “SUCK IT, JESUS, THIS AWARD IS MY GOD NOW” [Flashback 2007]

    05/31/2017 1:22:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Catholic League ^ | September 10, 2007
    On September 8, at the 59th Annual Creative Arts Emmy Awards, comedian Kathy Griffin won Outstanding Reality Program for her Bravo show, “My Life on the D-List.” In her acceptance speech, Griffin said, “Suck it, Jesus, this award is my God now.” Fox will televise the Primetime Emmy Awards...
  • College Freshmen Are Less Religious Than Ever

    05/26/2017 6:29:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Scientific American ^ | May 25, 2017 | Allen Downey
    The number of college students with no religious affiliation has tripled in the last 30 years, from 10 percent in 1986 to 31 percent in 2016, according to data from the CIRP Freshman Survey. Over the same period, the number who attended religious services dropped from 85 percent to 69 percent. These trends provide a shapshot of the current generation of young adults; they also provide a preview of rapid secularization in the U.S. over the next 30 years.
  • Pastor sues Local 10 for $12.5M

    05/25/2017 7:54:28 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Miami Times ^ | 5/24/17 | Andrea Robinson
    A Miami-Dade pastor at the center of media attention for television news stories that report he allegedly defrauded customers, is filing a multimillion-dollar defamation of character lawsuit against the media outlet. An attorney for Pastor Eric Readon of New Beginnings Baptist Church in Opa-locka, on Tuesday said he is suing WPLG-Channel 10....
  • Why People Fight Online

    05/22/2017 12:40:35 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 110 replies
    Barna.org ^ | May 18, 2017 | Barna Group
    ... When a new Barna survey asked U.S. adults if they ever get in arguments on social media, more than half (55%) say never. A quarter (24%) say it’s a rare occurrence, while one in five argue online at least sometimes (21%)... Along party lines, Republicans (8%) and Democrats (5%) are more likely to report frequent disagreements than Independents (.4%),.. three out of 10 (30%) full-time workers report arguing online at least sometimes, far more than the retired (12%) or unemployed (10%). Interestingly, parents with young children at home are five times as likely as those with no children under...
  • Federal judge nixes Clock Boy religious discrimination lawsuit

    05/22/2017 12:02:11 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/22/17 | Matthew Vadum
    Ahmed Mohamed and his "clock" The child exploited by CAIR and President Barack Hussein Obama to create the false impression that America is a seething hotbed of Muslim-hatred had his nonsensical religious discrimination lawsuit tossed by a federal judge in Dallas. I am referring to Ahmed Mohamed, the teenaged poster boy for “Islamophobia” whom the Council on American-Islamic Relations relentlessly pimped as a victim. In fact, Mohamed is a bomb hoaxer called Clock Boy by some.
  • Are Atheists Really a Persecuted Minority?

    05/21/2017 3:44:58 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 19 replies
    Will Gervais and Maxine Najle are co-authors of a study suggesting that far more Americans are atheist than previously thought. The dubious claim by Gervais, director of the University of Kentucky’s Beliefs and Morality Lab (Bam! for short), and Najle, a grad student advised by Gervais, provided fodder for a fake news story posted this past week on the website FiveThirtyEight. “Attitudes about atheists are quickly changing, driven by the same powerful force that transformed opinion on gay rights,” wrote Daniel Cox, who hyped the study by Gervais and Najle. Dismissing recent studies in which no more than 3 percent...
  • Firefighter dies while fighting Northwest Side fire

    05/19/2017 10:16:20 AM PDT · by red-dawg · 2 replies
    SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Fire Department announced the death of a 6-year-veteran of the agency during a massive 4-alarm fire at a strip center near Loop 410 and Ingram Road late Thursday night. Scott Deem died when he became trapped inside the fire at the Ingram Square shopping center, said Chief Charles Hood. Two other firefighters were injured in the fire were identified as Brad Phipps and Robert Vasquez. Phipps is in critical but stable condition, while Vasquez was treated at the hospital and released.
  • The number of atheists in America could be 10 TIMES more than previous estimates: Shocking study...

    05/19/2017 9:23:25 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 19, 2017 | Daily mail reporter
    FULL TITLE: The number of atheists in America could be 10 TIMES more than previous estimates: Shocking study shows a decline in people who believe in God The number of atheists in this country could be as much as 10 times more than previous estimates, according a study published earlier this year. The percentage of atheists in the US varies depending on who - and how - you ask. According to a Gallup poll in 2016, only one in 10 Americans answered 'no' to the question: 'Do you believe in God?' Even fewer actively identify as atheist, with numbers clocking...
  • Sheriff Ordered to Remove “Blessed are the Peacemakers” Decals

    05/19/2017 8:30:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 19, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    The peacemakers are not allowed to be blessed in Montgomery County, Virginia. The sheriff was ordered on May 17 to remove decals bearing a portion of a well-known Bible verse from patrol cars. The decal, which had been posted on vehicles in March, bore the words, “Blessed are the peacemakers…Matthew 5:9.” “Our intent was, and still is, to honor our fellow brothers and sisters in law enforcement,” Sheriff C.H. Partin wrote in a statement to Fox News. The sheriff said the decals were removed at the request of the county’s board of supervisors. “In the midst of National Police Week,...
  • Condo tower with Islamic museum and mosque to rise at proposed Ground Zero Mosque site

    05/14/2017 5:21:02 AM PDT · by RArtfulogerDodger · 25 replies
    PamelaGeller.com ^ | May 13, 2017 | Pamela Geller
    “We are still building an Islamic museum and sanctuary,” says the shady developer behind the Ground Zero Mosque scheme, Sharif El-Gamal. An Islamic sanctuary is a mosque. The article adds: “An Islamic museum ‘is just as much of an insult,’ Pamela Geller, a blogger and one of the center’s most vocal opponents, wrote in an email. ‘It will be like having a museum touting the glories of the Japanese Empire at Pearl Harbor.’” This is what I actually told the New York Times: “The 16-story mosque that El-Gamal initially planned to build there has not been built. Our efforts in...
  • Dowd: Muslim Persecution In U.S. ‘Bigger Problem’ Than Christian Persecution by ISIS

    05/12/2017 12:06:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 87 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | May 12, 2017 | Kristine Marsh
    nce again, ABC’s Matthew Dowd has proved that even Twitter can’t keep him from saying something so stupid in so few words. Responding to FNC’s Shannon Bream tweet announcing that she was going to be talking to Franklin Graham about the increasing persecution of Christians across the world, Dowd bitterly brought up anti-Muslim “persecution” in the United States as the real issue we should be talking about. ABC’s chief political analyst and a self described “Catholic” bitterly slammed the idea that Christians are persecuted across the world, calling Muslim “persecution” in the United States, a “bigger issue” and “bigger problem.”...