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  • Email from Alliance Defending Freedom

    10/13/2015 3:14:14 PM PDT · by Mercat · 4 replies
    email | 10/13/2015 | Kaydee Wilson
    Friends: It has come to our attention that the American Bar Association is currently considering amending Rule 8.4 of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct in a way that will threaten the ability of conscientious Christian attorneys to participate in the legal profession. If you are unfamiliar with this issue, you may view my webinar –The Coming Collision Between Attorney Conscience & Anti-Discrimination Provisions (04/17/2014) – on the ADF Allied Attorney website. In response to the ABA’s actions, we are preparing a Comment on the proposed amendments, which we intend to file with the ABA Standing Committee On Ethics And...
  • Obama: Those taking religion seriously are often suspicious of others

    10/13/2015 8:56:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/13/2015 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama lamented the rancorous, divided state of U.S. politics in a wide-ranging interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson. In the unusual discussion, Obama revealed some of his longstanding frustrations with politics while asking the Iowa author questions about her family, her Christian faith and writings. “How do you reconcile the idea of faith being really important to you and you caring a lot about taking faith seriously with the fact that, at least in our democracy and our civic discourse, it seems as if folks who take religion the most seriously sometimes are also those who are suspicious...
  • Obama's U.N. plan: Globalize cops against 'violent extremists'

    10/13/2015 8:13:37 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 23 replies
    WND ^ | 10-6-2015 | Leo Hohmann
    WND EXCLUSIVE Obama's U.N. plan: Globalize cops against 'violent extremists' Conservative Christians 'becoming the targets' Published: 7 days ago Leo Hohmann President Obama’s new “Strong Cities Network,” announced with little fanfare last week at the United Nations, appears to be another effort to strip authority from local police departments and to demonize conservative Christians, say advocates of civil and religious liberties. The stated goal of the program is to connect local police departments with their peers around the world in an effort to combat “violent extremism,” according to Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who announced the program to the U.N. on...
  • Pushing Back America's Darkness by Speaking Out

    10/12/2015 10:03:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | October 12, 2015 | Susan Stamper Brown
    Darkness abounds. Nonetheless wisdom beckons, reminding those who'll listen to make the very best of the dark days we're in rather than allowing these dark days to get the best of us. However, that's not easy. Darkness is easier to adapt to than light. Here in Alaska, summer's glaring midnight sun is pretty offensive at bedtime. But the extra light is good, providing lots of time for healthy activities, leaving a healthier, better you at summer's end. In sharp contrast, winters up here offer minimal light. The lack of light makes it feel almost natural to do what's in reality,...
  • The Bible is the Constitution’s backbone

    10/09/2015 6:17:04 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 1 replies ^ | October 9, 2015 | William J. Federer
    During World War I, the thousands to American soldiers heading to France and Belgium were given pocket Bibles with the forward written by President Woodrow Wilson in 1917: “The Bible is the Word of Life. I beg that you will read it and find this out for yourselves, -read, not little snatches here and there, but long passages that will really be the road to the heart of it. You will find it full of real men and women not only, but also of the things you have wondered about and been troubled about all your life, as men have...
  • The Degeneration of American Schools: From Revering the Bible to Reviling the Bible

    10/09/2015 12:13:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | October 9, 2015 | Michael Brown
    Did you know that in 1647, early American settlers passed the “Old Satan Deluder Act” to encourage children’s education so they could learn to read the Bible? According to Christian educator Tim Hoy, “One of the earliest education laws in our country was passed by the early settlers in 1647, called the ‘Old Satan Deluder Act.’ The settlers came to America to escape religious and political persecution in Europe. They believed that the persecutions (acts carried out under Satan’s delusion) were allowed to take place because of the populace’s illiteracy in general and biblical illiteracy in particular. To combat a...
  • Sexuality and the Christian Faith: A Google Hangout w/ Rosaria Butterfield on October 16 at 3pm

    10/08/2015 5:16:10 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Ligonier ^ | 10/8/15 | Nathan Bingham
    .....On October 16 at 3pm, we will be joined by Dr. Rosaria Butterfield to discuss sexuality, our culture’s objection to biblical morality, and what it looks like for Christians to speak the truth in love. Dr. Butterfield is a pastor’s wife, mother, homeschool teacher, and author of The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert and Openness Unhindered.
  • Decision America Tour 2016 with Franklin Graham [All 50 States Visited: Prayer Team Recruitment]

    10/07/2015 5:43:46 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies ^ | 10/7/15 | Franklin Graham
    “America is at a crossroads, and I believe we should take every opportunity to stand up for the things of God and His Word.” –Franklin Graham Franklin Graham is traveling to all 50 states in 2016 to hold prayer rallies, to preach the Gospel, and to challenge believers to take a stand and take action. He’ll be urging Christians to vote, to live out their faith in every part of their lives, and to pray for our nation just as Nehemiah cried out to God to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem and restore hope to His people.It Starts With Prayer....
  • Fighting Back Against the Truest Enemies of Liberty(Vanity)

    10/06/2015 5:59:56 PM PDT · by American Faith Today · 4 replies
    American Faith Today | October 6,2015 | American Faith Today
    You know, I heard on the incredible radio program of Bob Burney today, which I don't listen to nearly enough, what took place last night in Oklahoma. In the dead of the night, they cowardly removed a Ten Commandments monument from the state capitol grounds. When you do this at 10:30 at night, yes those are the actions of cowards. I'm reading these days in Deuteronomy, as some of you who listen to my modest Blog Talk show may be aware. What does God instruct in Deuteronomy Chapter 27, the first 8 verses? He instructs His people to keep His...
  • Islamic halal economy set to grow

    "Dubai (AFP) - The halal economy is set to grow as the world's Muslim population expands and more products are certified to comply with Islamic sharia law, experts said on Tuesday. The range of halal products, from goods not containing pork or alcohol to financial and tourism services, is rising as the global Muslim population grows."
  • Ham Sandwiches And Sausage Rolls May Be Banned From Office Kitchens For Being ‘Offensive’

    10/05/2015 10:10:17 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 101 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 5, 2015 | Andy Wells
    Kitchens that are shared between office workers may soon be banned from storing pork products like sausage rolls over fears that they are “offensive”. New guidelines proposed by interfaith group CoExist House say that employers should consider worker’s religions before allowing ham sandwiches placed in the fridge alongside other products. The group also suggests that alcohol should not be served at corporate events in case it upsets members of certain faiths.
  • Gunman shot woman in her wheelchair after demanding that she climb back into it off the ground

    10/05/2015 6:01:24 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 66 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4 October 2015 | Kelly Mclaughlin and Mia De Graaf and Martin Gould
    College gunman shot a woman in her wheelchair after demanding that she climb back into it off the ground A survivor of the attack said Chris Harper-Mercer shot a woman in a wheelchair who was accompanied by a service dog The survivor, how did want to be identified, was shot in the hand The 26-year-old killer reportedly ordered his Christian classmates to crawl into the middle of the room to be shot dead By Kelly Mclaughlin and Mia De Graaf For and Martin Gould In Roseburg, Oregon For Published: 18:48 EST, 4 October 2015 | Updated: 07:14 EST,...
  • The Great Grace Deception and ‘Swagging Towards Jesus’

    10/02/2015 3:26:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | October 2, 2015 | Michael Brown
    In response to Justin Bieber’s latest profession of faith in Jesus, Candace Cameron Bure on “The View” said, “I think it’s important to remember that when someone says they’re a Christian it doesn’t mean they’re perfect. They are just a recognized sinner in need of God’s grace.” She continued, “And so that’s all Justin was saying. He recognizes that.” She went on to explain that he’s made mistakes in the past and will still do so, but that we should applaud him and encourage him to continue to be a good role model. In my open letter to Justin Bieber...
  • At Colorado college, a ban on the words 'God,' 'Jesus,' and 'Lord'

    10/02/2015 6:41:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/02/2015 | Rick Moran
    The Colorado School of Mines has taken speech codes to a nonsensical level. More than that, they are making it up as they go along. Those are the only conclusions you can draw from a the events surrounding a suit filed by a former football player at the school who wanted to donate money to the athletic department. What happens next reads like a dystopian nightmare. Daily Caller: Michael Lucas donated $2,500 to the Colorado School of Mines for a new athletic facility. In exchange for the donation, the school allows donors to have whatever they like inscribed on a nameplate...
  • Pope Francis' meeting with Kim Davis not a form of support, Vatican says

    10/02/2015 3:38:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    The Vatican on Friday distanced Pope Francis from Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who went to jail for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses, saying she was one of dozens of people the pope greeted in the U.S. and that their meeting "should not be considered a form of support of her position." ....Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said Francis met with "several dozen" people at the Vatican's embassy just before leaving Washington for New York. Lombardi said such meetings are par for the course of any Vatican trip and are due to the pope's "kindness and availability." He...
  • Oregon Gunman Identified as Chris Harper Mercer

    10/01/2015 7:04:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/01/2015
    A law enforcement official has identified the gunman as Chris Harper Mercer, 26, and said he had three weapons, handguns and at least one long gun. It was not clear whether he fired them all. Law enforcement officials said he lived in the Roseburg area, and they said one witness said that he asked about peoples’ religions before he began firing.
  • Who Is Chris Harper Mercer? Oregon's Alleged Umqua Community College Shooter Identified, Police Say

    10/01/2015 5:54:20 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 145 replies
    Chris Harper Mercer, 26, has been identified as the shooter responsible for taking the lives of at least 10 people at a community college in southwest Oregon earlier Thursday, law enforcement sources confirmed to CBS News. Law enforcement officers shot and killed Mercer in an exchange of gunfire later Thursday afternoon.
  • Oregon Gunman Singled Out Christians During Rampage

    10/01/2015 4:24:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 175 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 1, 2015 | Chris Perez
    The gunman who opened fire at an Oregon community college was forcing people to stand up and state their religion before he began blasting away at them, survivors said Thursday. A woman who claimed to have a grandmother inside the Writing 115 class in Snyder Hall, where the massacre unfolded, described the scene in a tweet. “The shooter was lining people up and asking if they were Christian,” she wrote. “If they said yes, then they were shot in the head. If they said no, or didn’t answer, they were shot in the legs. My grandma just got to my...
  • Against the Flow: The Inspiration of Daniel in an Age of Relativism

    09/30/2015 5:48:08 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 9/30/15 | Duane Litfin
    How’s this for academic credentials: John C. Lennox holds MA, MMath, and PhD degrees from Cambridge University. Want more? He also has a DSc (Doctor of Science) degree from the Mathematics Institute at the University of Wales. Still more? How about additional MA and DPhil degrees from Oxford University, along with an MA in bioethics from the University of Surrey? More? Lennox was a Humboldt Fellow at the Universities of Würzburg and Freiburg in Germany and has lectured all over North America, Europe, and Australia. He currently holds a professorship in Mathematics at the University of Oxford and is an associate fellow of Oxford’s famous Said...
  • Only on The Brody File: Religious Leaders Meet, Pray with Donald Trump

    09/29/2015 5:39:09 PM PDT · by LS · 110 replies
    The Brody File/CBN News ^ | 9/29/2015 | David Brody
    GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump met and prayed with about 40 religious leaders and pastors in his Trump Tower office Monday afternoon. Among the attendees were televangelists Kenneth and Gloria Copeland, conservative evangelical Christian Pastor David Jeremiah, TBN religious broadcaster Jan Crouch, Pastor Paula White, Jews For Jesus Rabbi Kirt Schneider and Pastor Darrell Scott. The meeting lasted roughly two and a half hours and ended with pastors gathering around Trump and laying their hands on him in prayer. Kenneth Copeland, Paula White, and Rabbi Schneider prayed during that time, asking the Lord to give the GOP presidential frontrunner wisdom,...

    09/29/2015 3:56:47 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 9/29/15 | Trevin Wax
    If, ten years ago, someone had told me that today I would be writing an article about the theology of a late-night talk show host, I wouldn’t have believed it. Picturing Jay Leno, David Letterman, and Conan O’Brien – I would have thought: What would there be to write about? Yet here we are in a day in which late-night hosts have left behind some of the cynicism of the past in favor of the fundamentals of comedy. We smile at Jimmy Fallon’s infectious joy and marvel at Stephen Colbert’s ability to combine moments of hilarity with moments of gravity as...
  • iPhone Juggernaut Rolls On With Record-Breaking Sales While Android Makers Fight For Scraps

    09/28/2015 12:23:28 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 62 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 28, 2014 | By Tony Bradley
    Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. It’s an established fact that Android is the dominant mobile OS around the world. Estimates claim that Android owns from just over 50 percent to nearly 80 percent of the mobile device market, but Apple is winning where it counts—money. According to data released by Apple it seems the iPhone money train is still steaming along nicely with a record-breaking 13 million iPhone 6S and iPhones 6S Plus units sold a record-breaking 13 million iPhone 6S and iPhones 6S Plus uts sold in just the opening weekend. The iPhone 6S and iPhone...
  • Obama: Religious freedom no excuse to deny rights to others

    09/27/2015 4:51:44 PM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies
    AP ^ | 9/27/15 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    President Barack Obama says freedom of religion isn't a reason to deny Americans their constitutional rights. Obama appeared to be referring to Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. Davis said such unions violated her religious beliefs.
  • ‘I believe in the Bible’: Trump courts Christian right

    09/26/2015 7:03:30 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 154 replies ^ | September 25, 2015 | Jim Colvin
    WASHINGTON — Donald Trump recently showed up at a gathering of Iowa conservative Christian voters with a copy of the Bible in hand. “See, I’m better than you thought,” he said. Then came a black-and-white photograph from his confirmation to further prove his Christian cred. “Nobody believes this,” he said to laughs. “What went wrong?” As the Republican presidential front-runner and billionaire businessman tries to maintain his lead in early polls with rivals gaining, Trump is increasingly courting a wing of the Republican Party that might seem antithetical to his brand: evangelical Christians. After initially declining the invitation, Trump spoke...
  • Two Arrested After Fight in Cordoba's Former Mosque

    04/02/2010 7:54:57 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies · 482+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 4/1/10 | Giles Tremlett
    Trouble erupts as tourists break ban on Muslim prayers in Spanish cathedral which was once world's second biggest mosqueA confrontation between Muslim tourists and guards employed by the Roman Catholic bishop at the world-famous Cordoba mosque saw two people arrested and two guards injured last night. Trouble broke out when the visitors knelt to pray in the building, a former mosque turned into a Christian cathedral in the 13th century, where a local bishop, Demetrio Fernández, recently insisted that a ban on Muslim prayers must remain. Half a dozen members of a group of more than 100 Muslims from Austria...
  • ISIS Fears This Story About ‘the Antichrist’ So Much They Never Mention It to Recruits

    09/26/2015 9:01:43 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies
    IJ Review ^ | Sept. 27, 2015 | Justen Charters
    ISIS Fears This Story About ‘the Antichrist’ So Much They Never Mention It to Recruits By Justen Charters (9 hours ago) | Headlines, World One thing that you may be of unaware of when it comes to ISIS is that they’re obsessed with end times prophecy. In fact, the terrorists who have come from all over the globe believe their jihad in Syria will help reign in the Apocalypse. To bolster the group’s recruitment efforts, the jihadists promote the idea that a final battle between the armies of the Muslims and unbelievers will take place in Dabiq, an area located...
  • Pope Francis is just another liberal political pundit

    09/26/2015 8:08:16 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 47 replies
    NY Post ^ | 25 September | John Podhoretz
    Pope Francis is unquestionably a man of ­uncommon personal grace, the possessor of a genuinely beautiful soul. But that’s not exactly the guy who showed up Friday at the United Nations. That pope endorsed the Iran deal, the UN’s environmentalist goals and what amounts to a worldwide open-borders policy on refugees — and ­offered a very specific view of how to promote development in the Third World that’s straight out of a left-wing textbook.
  • IS CAPITALISM UNCHRISTIAN? [Excellent rebuttal to Pope Francis, V Jarrett and B. Hussein Obama]

    09/23/2015 12:32:04 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 9/23/15 | Kevin DeYoung
    I’m not interesting in commenting on the specifics of either party’s job plan. There are, no doubt, many good ideas that could help the economy and many bad ideas to avoid. I’ll let you decide which are which.But I thought it might be worthwhile to think about where private sector jobs come from. Most basically, new jobs come from people with money to spend who want to spend their money on more people. This means:(1) The employer must have money. He may spend his own money. Or he may borrow money from investors or the bank. But somehow he...
  • Roman Catholicism [free audio download]

    09/23/2015 8:56:25 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Ligonier ^ | RC Sproul
    The Roman Catholic Church claims to be the one, true church established by Jesus Christ. The Reformers of the sixteenth century rejected this claim, pointing to numerous conflicts between Scripture and Roman Catholic doctrine and practice. What are the differences that divide Roman Catholics and Protestants? Are they important? In this series, R.C. Sproul carefully and respectfully looks at the doctrines that are at the heart of the Catholic-Protestant divide.
  • United Nations Makes Migrant Crisis Worse with Loose Rhetoric

    09/09/2015 6:41:47 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/09/15 | Joseph A. Klein
    Virtues of "global" citizenship United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon insisted, in a statement released on September 8th, that European nations open their doors to the many thousands of Middle Easterners and North Africans said to be “fleeing war and violence, who have a right to seek asylum without any form of discrimination.” The statement said that he had called the leaders of Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia to emphasize “the individual and collective responsibility of European states to respond responsibly and humanely” to the migration crisis. Notably, there was nothing in the Secretary General’s statement...
  • Yom Kippur and Kol Nidre

    09/22/2015 10:08:38 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 36 replies
    various | September 22, 2015
    <p>As you know, Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year, begins today at sundown and ends tomorrow at sundown. The evening service begins with the Kol Nidre. It has a haunting melody. Here it is, sung by Johnny Mathis.</p>
  • Apple releases Apple watch OS 2.0

    09/21/2015 3:45:42 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 21 replies
    Mac Daily News ^ | Monday, September 21, 2015 · 4:05 pm
    Apple today released watch OS 2.0 which contains new features and capabilities for users and developers, including the following: New watch faces and timekeeping features Time-lapse videos of Hong Kong, London, Mack Lake, New York, Shanghai, and Paris Photo and Photo Album so you can see your favorite images every time you raise your wrist, including support for Live Photos Time Travel with the Digital Crown to see what’s coming in the future or what’s happened in the past Nightstand Mode so your Watch can be used as a bedside alarm clock 9 new colors to customize your watch face,...
  • Faithfulness Among the Frauds in Kenya

    09/21/2015 2:20:35 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 9/21/15 | Elizabeth Roberts
    Nairobi’s celebrity husband/wife pastor team lives in a sprawling gated estate not far from Kibera, the city’s largest slum and Africa’s largest urban slum. But their luxury vehicles don’t venture into the neighborhood where millions live desperate lives in streets lined with trash and human filth. Allan and Kathy Kiuna preach a lucrative “gospel.” Their multi-million-dollar income places them among the wealthiest citizens of a nation in which nearly half the people live on less than $1.25 per day. According to a report last year, Allan Kiuna told his congregation their money would double if they’d transfer half of it...
  • Sorry for the vanity, prayer request for Ezra

    09/20/2015 10:13:56 AM PDT · by glasseye · 84 replies
    My niece had a baby 2 weeks ago, Ezra, strapping little boy. Six days ago he stopped eating. Four days ago he had surgery to repair what was thought to be a bad Pyloric valve in his stomach. Surgery went 'well' but it did not solve the problem, still will not keep anything down. Today they are doing ultrasound, again. Little guy is now 1.5 pounds below his birth weight and still not keeping any food down. Doctors say not to panic, yet. Mom and dad are beside themselves already, and the little one is hooked up to machines, scary....
  • Have the media become selectively "Islamophobic?"

    09/20/2015 12:32:10 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 10 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 20, 2015 | Dan Miller
    Although claiming repeatedly that Islam is the religion of peace, tolerance, otherwise good and therefore welcome in America, the media are horrified that Donald Trump failed to "correct" the "highly offensive" claim by a member of the audience at a New Hampshire rally that Obama is a Muslim. The media and others also seem to be offended by the parallel claim that Obama is not a Christian. However, Islam and Christianity have very different theological foundations and share very few beliefs. Hence, if Obama is a Muslim, He cannot also be a Christian. True, Obama has occasionally claimed to be a Christian; if He...
  • Stephanopoulos Grills Trump: Why Can't You Say That Obama Is American, Not A Muslim?

    09/20/2015 8:10:14 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 90 replies
    GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, "THIS WEEK" HOST: Let's get into this controversy over the last couple of days. I saw your tweets yesterday, you said you didn't have a morally responsibility when that question came up about President Obama. But this is getting a lot of attention in part because you have raised questions like this in the past. So, for the record, was President Obama born in the united states? DONALD TRUMP: Well, you know, I don't get into, George, I'm talking about jobs, military, I don't get into it. They asked the questions. Frankly, it's no longer an interest to...
  • 4 Truths About Hell

    09/19/2015 6:13:19 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 231 replies
    Ligonier ^ | 9/18/15 | Tom Ascol
    “There is one very serious defect to my mind in Christ’s moral character, and that is that He believed in hell.” So wrote the agnostic British philosopher Bertrand Russell in 1967. The idea of eternal punishment for sin, he further notes, is “a doctrine that put cruelty in the world and gave the world generations of cruel torture.”His views are at least more consistent than religious philosopher John Hick, who refers to hell as a “grim fantasy” that is not only “morally revolting” but also “a serious perversion of the Christian Gospel.” Worse yet was theologian Clark Pinnock who, despite having...
  • The Confession of Arian Foster [ESPN celebrates that he is an atheist]

    09/18/2015 6:56:48 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    espn ^ | 8/18/15 | Tim Keown
    ....Arian Foster, 28, has spent his entire public football career -- in college at Tennessee, in the NFL with the Texans -- in the Bible Belt. Playing in the sport that most closely aligns itself with religion, in which God and country are both industry and packaging, in which the pregame flyover blends with the postgame prayer, Foster does not believe in God.... ....He openly discusses religion in the locker room, and opposing players often introduce themselves by saying, "I hear you're different." And yet he's spent six years in the NFL shielding his nonbelief from the public out of...
  • 7 Marines in Deadly Rollover Still Hospitalized

    09/18/2015 4:26:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 | Andie Adams
    One died and 18 others were injured when a Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) rolled during routine training on Sept. 10.Of the seven still hospitalized, four are in critical condition, and three are in stable condition, according to 1st Lt. Colleen McFadden. All others have been sent home to recover. On Sept. 10, Corporal Bryan Michael Lauw, 21, died and 18 others were hurt when a Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) rolled during routine training Thursday. Lauw, a resident of Denham Springs, Louisiana, was assigned to Charlie Company, 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division. During his career,...
  • And the World Will Be as One

    09/17/2015 4:57:05 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 17 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 17 Sep 15 | Alice Johnson Childs
    “And in the latter time of their kingdom when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up. And his powers shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practice, and shall destroy the mighty and the Holy people. And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many...” (Daniel 8:23-25a). In 1971 when I was 17 (and yes, I realize I...
  • Which Jesus do you follow?

    09/17/2015 3:14:52 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    various | 9/17/15
    [Found on the internet via social media...very good.]
  • New parking option announced for Center City residents during papal visit

    09/16/2015 8:41:56 PM PDT · by kvanbrunt2 · 6 replies
    6ABC News ^ | Wednesday, September 16, 2015 09:42AM | 6ABC News
    PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Parking Authority has announced a new option designed to help residents who are being required to move their cars out of the secure perimeter being established in Center City for the papal visit. The new option allows the owners of vehicles with residential parking permits to park in other any other permit parking district in the city for a limited time. That means if your car has a current, valid parking permit, you don't have to put your car in a garage for 3 days, if you can find a spot. Under the new rule, residents...
  • War Room Movie

    09/16/2015 6:22:03 AM PDT · by ADSUM · 15 replies ^ | 2015 | Kendrich Brothers
    It is about a Prayer Room. Powerful. If we trust the Lord we will receive many blessings. I recommend it.
  • Pope Francis to visit Fidel Castro on Cuba visit [WON'T meet dissidents?]

    09/16/2015 3:39:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies ^ | 9/16/15 | Hannah Tooley
    The Pope is set to meet Fidel Castro during his visit to Cuba this weekend. The Vatican has said the meeting between the pontiff and the former Cuban leader is "highly likely" to take place in the capital, Havana. According to The Times the Pope will then visit two other Cuban cities, Holguin and Santiago de Cuba.
  • Britain plans registry of religious leaders, will require government-specific training..

    09/15/2015 6:45:05 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 8 replies
    National Post ^ | 09/14/2015 | Andrew Gilligan
    Imams, priests, rabbis and other religious figures in Britain will have to enrol in a “national register of faith leaders” and be subject to government-specified training and security checks in the Home Office’s latest action on extremism. The highly controversial proposal appears in a leaked draft of the Government’s new counter-extremism strategy, seen by The Sunday Telegraph, which goes substantially further than previous versions of the document. The strategy, due to be published this fall, says that Whitehall will “require all faiths to maintain a national register of faith leaders” and the Government will “set out the minimum level of...
  • Americans are leaving religion. Why are we still subsidizing it?

    09/15/2015 8:28:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 76 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 14, 2015 | David Niose
    The arguments for taxing churches have been around for many years, but there is reason to believe that America’s changing religious demographics will soon give them more traction. As more Americans abandon organized religion, many of the newly secular are unsympathetic to subsidizing religion via the tax code.
  • When Committed Christians Are Compared to ISIS

    09/13/2015 6:20:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | September 13, 2015 | Michael Brown
    It’s scary enough when peace-loving Jesus followers are compared to ISIS. What’s even scarier is that many people believe the comparison is accurate. Have they completely lost touch with reality? It’s one thing to have passionate and deep differences on issues like abortion and redefining marriage. It’s another thing to use inflammatory rhetoric that it is not just dishonest but is actually dangerous. Do people not realize that their words have consequences? A few days ago, someone named Dixie posted on my Facebook page, “You are just as ugly as Isis!” I decided to respond, asking, “Because we want to...
  • Kim Davis Is Complicated

    09/11/2015 10:19:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies ^ | September 11, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    Kim Davis is the clerk of Rowan County, Ky. After Anthony Kennedy and four other justices of the United States Supreme Court decided that they know better than the more than 50 percent of Americans who either oppose gay marriage or think the states should have decided things, Davis decided to stop issuing marriage licenses in Rowan County.Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway, now running for governor of Kentucky, had refused to represent Kentucky in federal court in the gay marriage case. He needed to consolidate the political left to his side. Defending Kentucky's constitutional provision in support of real marriage...
  • WHOA! Bobby Jindal Just Launched A FULL ALL OUT ASSAULT on Donald Trump

    09/10/2015 8:32:15 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 143 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 9/10/2015 | The Right Scoop
    He was speaking at the National Press Club today and completely eviscerated Donald Trump. He started out by saying that he likes the idea of Trump calling out the establishment and that his diagnosis on Washington DC is correct. He finds the Trump show very entertaining and says he even laughed when he gave out Lindsey Graham’s phone number. But while his diagnosis is good, Jindal says Trump’s prescription of himself is not what America needs. But then he lit into Trump, calling him a narcissist who only cares about ‘Trump’ and says the only reason he likes Kanye West...
  • June 26, 2015: It's time to legalize Polygamy (which is 1 of reasons to lower age of consent to TEN

    09/09/2015 8:34:58 PM PDT · by GailA · 31 replies
    The Politco ^ | June 26, 2015 | By Fredrik deBoer
    Welcome to the exciting new world of the slippery slope. With the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling this Friday legalizing same sex marriage in all 50 states, social liberalism has achieved one of its central goals. A right seemingly unthinkable two decades ago has now been broadly applied to a whole new class of citizens. Following on the rejection of interracial marriage bans in the 20th Century, the Supreme Court decision clearly shows that marriage should be a broadly applicable right—one that forces the government to recognize, as Friday’s decision said, a private couple’s “love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice and family.” The...