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  • America Prayer Vigil 1/13/2017 [Prayer]

    01/13/2017 7:46:22 AM PST · by JustaCowgirl · 31 replies
    Free Republic Prayer for America ^ | 01/13/2017 | JustaCowgirl
    Father, we approach you today in prayer for ourselves and for our country and for the world. Let this week and the inauguration of our new President be a turning point for our country, and let our awakening from this darkness of the past years continue. We pray that the light of our new President and leaders will shine ever more brightly. May this coming week continue the reawakening of America to the importance of fighting against the forces of evil who wish nothing but power at the expense of their countrymen. We pray that our new President and Vice...
  • The Hot ‘New’ Church Growth Method

    01/12/2017 4:21:18 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | Owen Strachan
    A new study just unearthed a remarkable finding: conservative doctrine grows churches. This isn’t necessarily what we’ve heard in recent years. Whether it’s the music, the attractive facility, or the feeling of community, we need something to keep the church growing—something besides biblical teaching. How surprising, then, that David Millard Haskell, Kevin N. Flatt, and Stephanie Burgoyne have found that doctrine grows churches. In their peer-reviewed scholarly article for the Review of Religious Research, a prestigious journal, the trio present findings among mainstream Canadian churches showing that—contra the stereotypes—doctrinally conservative churches that reach out aggressively often grow. Churches that...
  • What We Need to Learn from the Early Church

    01/07/2017 5:52:32 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 1/6/17 | Tim Keller
    Tim Keller / January 6, 2017 Many say that Christians who maintain the historic, traditional doctrines are behind the times, are too exclusive, and are “on the wrong side of history.” Two recent books that cast doubt on this view are from historian and biblical scholar Larry Hurtado: Destroyer of the Gods: Early Christian Distinctiveness in the Roman World and Why on Earth Did Anyone Become a Christian in the First Three Centuries?. The earliest Christians were widely ridiculed, especially by cultural elites, were excluded from circles of influence and business, and were often persecuted and put to death. Hurtado says Roman authorities were uniquely hostile...
  • U.S. ON LIST OF CHRISTIAN-PERSECUTING NATIONS (Thanks Barack)

    01/07/2017 7:57:49 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 18 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 11=7=2017 | Bob Unruh
    For example, after Muslim terrorist Omar Mateen murdered 49 and injured 53 innocent people in a June 11, 2016, attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, it was Christians whom many targeted with blame, the report states. “Incredibly, after the attack, numerous high profile media outlets blamed the attacks on what they perceived as the anti-LGBTQ atmosphere that Christians have created. “In short, Christians in the U.S. are facing constant attacks in the media, where they are portrayed as bigoted, racist, sexist, and close-minded.” That false characterization may also be translating into direct assaults on believers, the report noted,...
  • Supreme Court Finds Obamas Religious Tactics Unconstitutional

    01/04/2017 7:08:16 AM PST · by yoe · 30 replies
    youtube.com ^ | January 3, 2017
    Video.....Trey Gowdy blasts Obama administration for picking apart the constitution and choosing what they feel s right and wrong about separation between church and state.
  • The Gospel Part 5: Reconciling Faith And Works

    01/04/2017 10:56:54 AM PST · by amessenger4god · 14 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 5/19/16 | Gary
    Faith vs. works.  Christians have debated this topic for two thousand years and still do.  At the heart of the debate you have two (seemingly) opposing sides: Team Faith says works are not required for salvation.  Salvation is received by grace through faith alone (John 6:28-29, Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 4:5, Romans 11:6, Galatians 2:21).  They believe that making works a requirement for salvation ignores the very message of the Gospel that Jesus died for our sins and rose again (1 Corinthians 15:1-4), which the Apostle Paul calls "of first importance."  This is Christianity 101.  If Jesus died for your...
  • The Pentecostals and Reagan's View of Human Rights [+ SSDI]

    01/03/2017 4:11:44 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 7 replies
    Random House Trade Paperbacks ^ | Jack F. Matlock, Jr.
    RONALD REAGAN was intensely interested in the fate of individuals in trouble. He wanted to do everything in his power to help them. His harsh judgment of the Soviet leaders was based, more than any other single factor, not on the ideology he talked about so much, but on his perception of the way they treated their own people. When I first met him in November I981, I had just come from several months in Moscow in charge of our embassy and was on my way to Prague as U.S. ambassador. My family and I were invited to join the...
  • Democrats Won’t Fix Their Religion Problem Any Time Soon

    01/03/2017 8:30:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/02/2016 | David French
    ‘If we let those Christian groups stay on campus, how can we keep out the Klan?” Defend religious liberty in higher education, and that is the question you’ll be forced to answer. I’ve heard it every year at least once for the last 16 years, since I first defended a Christian student group, at Tufts University in 2000. The problem, you see, is that Christian groups stubbornly wish to be led by Christians, and at hundreds of universities they have refused to sign pledges or conform to policies that mandate that they not even consider a candidate’s religious faith when...
  • Federal judge strikes down Obamacare transgender mandate

    01/02/2017 5:19:25 PM PST · by Cheerio · 15 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 2, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    There was an interesting ripple in the Obamacare story over the weekend, coming as most of the country was more tuned in to the closing out of the old year than any political stories. A federal judge in Texas issued an injunction which prevents certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act from taking effect. Buzzfeed brought the story to light on New Years Eve, describing how US District Court Judge Reed O’Connor halted enforcement of Section 1557 of the act, which “forbids discriminating on the basis of ‘gender identity’ and ‘termination of pregnancy.’” Explaining the lawsuit, O’Connor wrote, “Plaintiffs claim...
  • Former Dem Staffer: There’s A ‘Religious Illiteracy’ Problem In The Party

    01/01/2017 2:50:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 30, 2016 | Amber Randall
    The Democratic Party has a “religious illiteracy” problem that prevents them from reaching out to evangelicals, according to a former Democratic staffer. Michael Wear, a former Obama White House staffer, explained three reasons why the Democratic Party fails to reach out to evangelical voters or voters with different theologies. Wear, speaking with The Atlantic, pointed out that many young Democrats don’t know how to discuss or deal with religious topics. This “illiteracy” contributes to why Democrats fail to reach out to evangelicals, Wear explained. “It’s tied to the demographics of the country: More 20- and 30-year-olds are taking positions of...
  • Huston Smith, Author of ‘The World’s Religions,’ Dies at 97

    01/01/2017 1:58:28 PM PST · by ifinnegan · 11 replies
    NY Times ^ | Douglas Martin and Dennis Hevesi
    Huston Smith, a renowned scholar of religion who pursued his own enlightenment in Methodist churches, Zen monasteries and even Timothy Leary’s living room, died on Friday at his home in Berkeley, Calif. He was 97. His wife, Kendra, confirmed his death. Professor Smith was best known for “The Religions of Man” (1958), which has been a standard textbook in college-level comparative religion classes for half a century. In 1991, it was abridged and given the gender-neutral title “The World’s Religions.” The two versions together have sold more than three million copies.
  • Democrats Have a Religion Problem

    12/29/2016 11:31:54 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 28 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | December 29, 2016 | Emma Green
    There aren’t many people like Michael Wear in today’s Democratic Party. The former director of Barack Obama’s 2012 faith-outreach efforts is a theologically conservative evangelical Christian. He is opposed to both abortion and same-sex marriage, although he would argue that those are primarily theological positions, and other issues, including poverty and immigration, are also important to his faith. During his time working for Obama, Wear was often alone in many of his views, he writes in his new book, Reclaiming Hope. He helped with faith-outreach strategies for Obama’s 2008 campaign, but was surprised when some state-level officials decided not to...
  • Bible Reading Plans for 2017

    12/28/2016 4:27:55 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Ligonier.org ^ | 12/28/16 | Nathan Bingham
    Bible Reading Plans for 2017 from Nathan W. Bingham Dec 28, 2016 Category: Articles Many Christians take the beginning of a new year to evaluate their Bible reading habits, and then change or begin a Bible reading plan.Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. (Psalm 119:105) For your convenience, we’ve compiled a list of Bible reading plans for you to choose from. Maybe in 2017 you will read more of the Bible each day. Perhaps you’ll slow down your reading and instead spend more time considering what you read. Whatever it is you’re looking for...
  • ‘Jesus 2016 Is a Refugee in a Boat’, Says Catholic Bishop

    12/26/2016 9:07:32 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-26-2016 | Victoria Friedman
    Nestled in a boat for a crib with a barbed-wire Christmas star, the infant Jesus was given a “contemporary face” by an Austrian Catholic bishop who claimed that “Jesus 2016 is a refugee in a boat”. Broadcast live on Christmas Day via television to the German-speaking world, Catholic diocesan bishop Aegidius Zsifkovics of St. Martin’s Cathedral, Eisenstadt, Austria, compared the “scandal” of the migrant crisis to the Christmas story, alluding to the Virgin Mary as a pregnant migrant. “For how can it be that a pregnant woman has to go on a strenuous journey? … It is precisely this scandal...
  • Why God is a curvy, black woman in ‘The Shack’ and some Christian critics say it’s ‘heresy’

    12/21/2016 11:42:47 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/21/16 | Katie Mettler
    In the coming film adaptation of “The Shack,” a fictional book by William P. Young about a father’s path to renewed faith and healing after his young daughter’s murder, the character of God — as depicted in the novel — is portrayed as a curvy, maternal black woman. And just as the book earned widespread notoriety and scathing critiques nearly a decade ago, the film is garnering its own praise and condemnation. At issue is Young’s characterization of the Holy Trinity, seen through the eyes of the story’s main character, who on the four-year anniversary of his daughter’s brutal killing...
  • VIDEO: UVA students sign petition to ban Christmas

    12/19/2016 9:20:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | December 18, 2016 | Amber Athey and Cabot Phillips
    In this season’s most anticipated holiday spin-off, Campus Reform visits the University of Virginia dressed as “The Hipsters Who Stole Christmas.” With schools across the country outright banning even such innocuous Christmas decorations as evergreen trees and images of Santa because they could be interpreted as being “non-inclusive,” Campus Reform wanted to find out what students think of the idea.
  • Sunday reflection: Matthew 1:18–24

    12/18/2016 10:20:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 18, 2016 | ED MORRISEY
    This morning’s Gospel reading is Matthew 1:18–24: This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about. When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found with child through the Holy Spirit. Joseph her husband, since he was a righteous man, yet unwilling to expose her to shame, decided to divorce her quietly. Such was his intention when, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home. For it is through the...
  • Amy Grant Releases 200th Christmas Album

    12/16/2016 6:35:49 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 91 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 12/15/16
    Sparrow Records and Christian recording artist Amy Grant announced Thursday the release of her new Christmas album, which becomes the 200th Christmas collection Grant has produced in her career, a record among all recording artists. The latest offering, Greatest Hits From This Year’s Christmas Albums, which compiles some of the best songs from the other six Christmas albums Grant has released this year, arrived on shelves to a robust response.Industry experts attribute the instant success of the album to a growing sense of unrest among Christians, who had not been blessed by a new Amy Grant Christmas album in almost...
  • Christian Slovakia Passes Law to Ban Islam

    12/11/2016 7:52:40 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 51 replies
    CNS News ^ | December 9, 2016 | Michael W. Chapman
    The predominantly Christian country of Slovakia passed a law on Nov. 30 that effectively bans Islam as an officially recognized religion, which also blocks Islam from receiving any state subsidies for its schools, reported Reuters. The prime minister, Robert Fico, said in May that "Islam has no place" in Slovakia. Prior to the law being passed, Slovak National Party Chairman Andrej Danko said, "Islamization starts with a kebab and it's already under way in Bratislava -- let's realize what we can face in 5 to 10 years." "We must do everything we can so that no mosque is built in...
  • Understanding Evil: From Globalism To Pizzagate

    12/08/2016 10:27:07 PM PST · by Perseverando · 21 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | December 8, 2016 | Submitted by Brandon Smith via Alt-Market.com,
    I have spent the better part of the last 10 years working diligently to investigate and relate information on economics and geopolitical discourse for the liberty movement. However, long before I delved into these subjects my primary interests of study were the human mind and the human “soul” (yes, I’m using a spiritual term). My fascination with economics and sociopolitical events has always been rooted in the human element. That is to say, while economics is often treated as a mathematical and statistical field, it is also driven by psychology. To know the behavior of man is to know the...
  • Radical Far Left Group Demands World War I Memorial to Fallen Soldiers Be Torn Down Because It...

    12/09/2016 1:53:56 PM PST · by blueyon · 50 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | 12/07/16 | Jim Hoft
    ""Radical Far Left Group Demands World War I Memorial to Fallen Soldiers Be Torn Down Because It Includes a Cross"" The Bladensburg Cross was built in 1925 in Bladensburg, Marlyand in 1925. The cross was a designed by mothers of local soldiers who lost their lives in World War I. The American Legion raised the money to build the cross on private land. Now a radical far left group is demanding the cross be taken down. It offends them. The Becket Fund reported: For 90 years, a war memorial in Bladensburg, Maryland has reminded passersby of the ultimate sacrifice made...
  • 'Highlights' Magazine has Caved to the Left

    12/08/2016 4:51:20 PM PST · by Maudeen · 33 replies
    American Family Association ^ | December 8, 2016 | Monica Cole
    'Highlights' children's magazine agrees to indoctrinate children regarding homosexuality Where is the last place parents would suspect their kiddos to be exposed to same-sex "families" portrayed as normal? In the current controversy, Highlights magazine decided to include same-sex families in their magazines. Babies and preschoolers will soon be introduced to this sensitive topic in the Highlights line of magazines. Parents are seeing more examples of children being indoctrinated to same-sex families as normal, especially in the media. Children's publications are no longer off limits, even those that cater to toddlers and elementary age children. A lesbian mom reportedly complained that...
  • Christianity Should Have Bigger Part in U.S. Schooling, Trump's Education Secretary Says

    12/07/2016 8:43:10 PM PST · by kevcol · 18 replies
    Christian Today ^ | December 6, 2016 | Andre Mitchell
    The billionaire philanthropist chosen by President-elect Donald Trump to be his education secretary, Betsy DeVos, has expressed her preference in the past to give Christianity a bigger part in schooling in the United States. . . . In the recording, the Devos couple reportedly discussed how they are motivated by the Christian faith in pushing for reforms in how the youth are educated in the U.S.
  • State Official Demands AFA Discard Its Christians Beliefs

    12/06/2016 6:20:24 AM PST · by Maudeen · 13 replies
    American Family Association ^ | 12/5/2016 Updated 4:39 p.m. | AFA
    State official demands AFA discard its Christians beliefs Created On: Monday, December 5, 2016 10:56 AM Last Update: Monday, December 5, 2016 4:39 PM Regardless of election results this past November 8, secular progressives in America remain intent on driving Christians out of the public square. Actions by the state of Connecticut last week proved it. On Wednesday, November 30, 2016 the American Family Association received a letter from the State of Connecticut Comptroller’s Office. The letter alleged, "AFA may be in violation of the regulations governing the Connecticut State Employee Campaign for Charitable Giving that broadly prohibit discrimination."
  • Man who barricaded himself inside building threatened members of church, police say

    12/02/2016 4:19:59 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    WPLG ^ | 12/1/16 | Amanda Batchelor
    Police say Joseph Jorczak's ranted about LGBT church members on social media - A man who barricaded himself inside an apartment building Wednesday in Miami Beach is facing charges after he harassed, cyberstalked and threatened members of the Miami Beach Community Church, authorities said. According to an arrest report, Joseph Jorczak, 34, posted numerous comments on social media from Nov. 17 through Tuesday, where he said, "Orlando will look small to what is coming to Miami Beach, specifically the Miami Beach Community Church." .....A social media post also claimed that Jorczak had been diagnosed with a tumor and that "the...
  • The Next Battlefront for Religious Freedom

    11/30/2016 5:56:11 PM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 11/30/16 | Phillip Booth
    Liberal elites are paying the price for sidelining religious liberty. But Catholics must not leave the fightback to maverick populistsOne reason Donald Trump was able to put together a coalition big enough to get him elected as president was that there were so many single issues about which different groups of people were exercised. They cared much more deeply about that one issue than a whole range of other issues, on which they may have disagreed with the Republican nominee. This is one explanation for Trump’s lead among Catholics. Particular concerns among Catholics included life issues, of course. Many people...
  • Billy Graham’s Daughter: Trump Is Proof God Has Heard Our Prayers…This is WHY

    11/22/2016 7:11:20 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 71 replies
    Conservative Post ^ | 11/22/2016
    She begins by saying: “God has established Mr. Trump as the 45th President of the United States…for the sake of the American people. God has kept the first part of His promise in 2 Chronicles 7:14…If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, forgive their sin and will heal their land. “The only possible answer for Mr. Trump’s dramatic victory is that God has indeed heard from Heaven. Just as certainly as He has answered our prayers for...
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL

    11/22/2016 1:09:27 AM PST · by Jeanbl · 36 replies
    November 22, 2016 | Jeanbl
    The “Donald Trump/Mike Pence Prayer Vigil” and “Heroes and Nation Prayer Thread” have combined to form the America Prayer Vigil prayer thread. Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for our President and Vice-President-Elect and for America: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. I John 5:14 Religion forum threads labeled “Prayer” are closed to debate of any kind. Nevertheless many even of the rulers believed in Him, but … were not confessing Him … for they...
  • Pope Extends Permission on Abortion Forgiveness

    11/21/2016 6:27:30 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    abc ^ | 11/21/16 | FRANCES D'EMILIO
    Pope Francis is allowing all priests to absolve the faithful of the "grave sin" of abortion, extending indefinitely the special permission he had granted for the duration of the just-ended Holy Year of Mercy...
  • Millennials Are In Election Hell Because Politics Has Become Their God

    11/17/2016 6:00:17 PM PST · by drewh · 21 replies
    Federaiist ^ | NOVEMBER 17, 2016 | Peter Burfiend
    According to progressive faith, the “arc of history” always bends Left. Well, history just spawned Donald Trump, and if European political trends are indicative, this is not an isolated incident. For leftists, this is akin to if Christians woke up to find Jesus’ bones had been discovered. It shattered their faith. The freak-out is especially acute among millennials. These are the “nones” and the “spiritual but not religious” bunch we’ve heard about the past decade. Millennials, we were told, didn’t abandon faith per se—can the human spirit truly live without faith?—they simply redirected it away from “organized religion” toward other...
  • Trump won because college-educated Americans are out of touch

    11/10/2016 11:22:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 9, 2016 | Charles Camosy
    As the reality of President-elect Donald Trump settled in very early Wednesday morning, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes summed up an explanation common to many on the left: The Republican nominee pulled ahead thanks to old-fashioned American racism. But the attempt to make Trump’s victory about racism appears to be at odds with what actually happened on Election Day. Consider the following facts. Twenty-nine percent of Latinos voted for Trump, per exit polls. Remarkably, despite the near-ubiquitous narrative that Trump would have deep problems with this demographic given his comments and position on immigration, this was a higher percentage of those who...
  • SIGNS OF DIVINE INTERVENTION IN TRUMP VICTORY

    11/10/2016 8:10:34 AM PST · by Maudeen · 69 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 11/9/2016 p.m. | Garth Kant
    WASHINGTON – Election eve 2016 began without any real sign of a gathering storm. No hint a popular revolt was brewing. In fact, just the opposite. The networks were reporting the mood in the inner circle of the Republican candidate was subdued, somber, tense, even foreboding – as if fearing the worst. President-elect Donald Trump (Photo: Twitter) President-elect Donald Trump (Photo: Twitter) In direct contrast, the mood in the camp of the Democratic Party presidential candidate was described as confident, expectant and already almost celebratory. Giddy. When the first polls closed on the East Coast and the first results began...
  • GOP’s Senate Victory Sets Stage for Trump High Court, Agenda

    11/09/2016 7:34:32 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 24 replies
    WSJ ^ | Nov 9, 2016
    President-elect will have chance to fill Scalia’s vacancy; as nominee, he said Second Amendment was ‘under siege’ Mark H. Anderson Updated Nov. 9, 2016 WASHINGTON—Republicans took a big gamble on the Supreme Court earlier this year when they shut down President Barack Obama’s effort to fill a vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February. Now, it appears that extraordinary bet may pay off. President-elect Donald Trump will likely get the chance to fill the seat, putting up a nominee after he is inaugurated in January before a Senate that Republicans will control next year. One hurdle...
  • How Did Our Elder Jewish Brethren Vote?

    11/09/2016 6:27:42 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 8 replies
    Freep | 9/9/16 | CharlesOconnell
    Time to talk about politics and religion. American Jews apparently voted for Obama in record numbers both times. Did they think out of the box, or is their death wish for Israel real?
  • Muslims not only refuse to assimilate into their host country's culture, they make every (trunc.)

    11/08/2016 10:12:32 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 17 replies
    Bare Naked Islam ^ | Tuesday, November 8, 2016 | Unk.
    In the British city of Blackburn, with a heavy Muslim population, Trick or Treaters were ordered to avoid being on the streets in that neighborhood on Halloween. The Rebel http://www.therebel.media/_no_treats_for_muslims_multiculturalism_in_blackburn_england The flyer below was placed on public places like lamp posts and so on reveals the uniquely Islamic approach to multiculturalism, which is to say, “we don't like it, so you mustn't do it.” Not only will you not get any candy here, we don't even want to see you in the streets. Other cultures simply politely decline to participate, but rarely tell the host population not to enjoy their own...
  • Hindus to Push for ‘Monkey King’ Statue if Oklahoma Votes to Allow Ten Commandments Monument

    11/05/2016 8:08:37 AM PDT · by kevcol · 93 replies
    Christian News Network ^ | November 4, 2016 | Heather Clark
    An American Hindu organization says that it will renew its pursuit to erect a statue of the Hindu god Hanuman at the Oklahoma State Capitol if residents vote next week to allow the Ten Commandments to be displayed. . . "...Hindus would love to request placing a statue of Lord Hanuman, which might become the first Hindu religious monument on public land in USA,” the Universalist Society of Hinduism in Nevada said in a statement on Wednesday.
  • Love Your Neighbor Enough to Speak Truth

    11/02/2016 7:18:48 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 10/31/16 | Rosaria Butterfield
    If this were 1999—the year that I was converted and walked away from the woman and lesbian community I loved—instead of 2016, Jen Hatmaker’s words about the holiness of LGBT relationships would have flooded into my world like a balm of Gilead. How amazing it would have been to have someone as radiant, knowledgeable, humble, kind, and funny as Jen saying out loud what my heart was shouting: Yes, I can have Jesus and my girlfriend. Yes, I can flourish both in my tenured academic discipline (queer theory and English literature and culture) and in my church. My emotional vertigo...
  • Black Church Leaders Have A Message For Hillary Clinton On Religious Liberty

    11/02/2016 7:11:04 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/31/16 | Bre Payton
    A group of prominent African-American church leaders delivered a letter to Hillary Clinton on Monday calling on her to show them the same respect she shows “wealthy white donors.” The letter, which is signed by 26 pastors and religious leaders, including Jacqueline Rivers of the Seymour Institute for Black Church and Policy Studies in Boston, states they’re concerned a Clinton presidency would mean their religious liberties would be under attack. In the letter, these leaders criticized Clinton for surrounding herself with individuals who are so hostile to religion.
  • U.N. Adopts ‘Religious Intolerance’ Resolution Championed by Obama Administration

    12/20/2011 8:24:30 PM PST · by yank in the UK · 21 replies
    cnsnews ^ | 20th Dec, 2011 | Patrick Goodenough
    The U.N. General Assembly on Monday adopted a resolution condemning the stereotyping, negative profiling and stigmatization of people based on their religion, and urging countries to take effective steps “to address and combat such incidents"
  • EWTN: Donald Trump In His Most Revealing Interview Yet! Tonight 8:00 pm ET

    10/27/2016 7:17:42 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 42 replies
    EconoTimes Business ^ | Oct 25, 2016
    EWTN: Donald Trump In His Most Revealing Interview Yet! Irondale, AL, Oct. 25, 2016 -- At 8 p.m. ET, Thursday, Oct. 27, EWTN’s “The World Over” with Host Raymond Arroyo will air an exclusive interview with Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump, which will be of interest to people across the United States. “He reveals the reason he switched his position on the life issue, talks about religious liberty, and speaks to women’s concerns about his candidacy. We also spoke about his prayer life, whether he has a favorite saint, and a lot more.” Said Arroyo: “Honestly, this is the most...
  • State of Georgia Demands Pastor Turn Over Sermons

    10/26/2016 12:50:52 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 41 replies
    ToddStarnes.com ^ | Todd Starnes
    A lay minister who is suing the Georgia Department of Public Health for religious discrimination has been directed by the state’s attorney general to relinquish his sermons to the government, according to federal court documents. “Please produce a copy of your sermon notes and/or transcripts,” Attorney General Samuel Olens wrote to attorneys representing Dr. Eric Walsh. .....Walsh said he will not comply with the request. “No government has the right to require a pastor to turn over his sermons,” Walsh said. “I cannot and will not give up my sermons unless I am forced to do so.” Walsh, a Seventh-day...
  • Myth: “Xmas” is a non-religious name and spelling for “Christmas”.

    10/26/2016 12:19:03 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 15 replies
    Today I Found Out ^ | December 21, 2011 | Today I Found Out
    Myth: “Xmas” is a non-religious name / spelling for “Christmas”. It turns out, “Xmas” is not a non-religious version of “Christmas”. The “X” is actually indicating the Greek letter “Chi”, which is short for the Greek, meaning “Christ”. So “Xmas” and “Christmas” are equivalent in every way except their lettering. In fact, although writing guides such as those issued by the New York Times; the BBC; The Christian Writer’s Manual of Style; and Oxford Press discourage the use of Xmas in formal writing, at one time, it was a very popular practice, particularly with religious scribes, who are thought to...
  • Why Traditional Christians and Especially Catholics Should Not Vote For Hillary Clinton

    10/22/2016 12:32:41 PM PDT · by detective · 36 replies
    Many of you know that for more than 4 years, I have been one of the leaders of the team representing religious organizations, mostly Catholic (including Bishop David Zubik, Bishop of Pittsburgh’s Catholic Diocese) in his case which was consolidated in the U.S. Supreme Court with the case brought by The Little Sisters of the Poor and cases brought by others, against the government over Obamacare’s “contraception mandate.” A great number of religious groups of all denominations filed “friend of the Court” briefs supporting our position that while contraception is and could be available to all who choose to use...
  • Religious freedom is not just for Catholics (HRC on changing religious beliefs)

    10/22/2016 5:18:12 AM PDT · by NYer · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 22, 2016 | William and Martha Dodd
    This past summer, Hillary Clinton made this stunning and chilling statement in an interview on CNN: "deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs have to be changed." She did not specify in that interview which faith's religious beliefs had "to be changed." But now, thanks to WikiLeaks-released emails from the John Podesta's server, we have the context and intent of this statement. Mrs. Clinton was specifically referring to the religious beliefs of the Catholic Church.  The Democratic Party is on record via Podesta exchanges that it would like to and is already working to sabotage the Catholic Church from within to...
  • Now they're coming for our churches

    05/19/2010 7:35:09 AM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 303+ views
    The Radio Patriot ^ | May 18, 2010 | Andrea Shea King
    "The new Barack Obama Bank" - Glenn Beck. From Fox Business News: Some of the nation's largest banks have agreed to contribute enough money to save Chicago-based ShoreBank, the community lenderwith strong ties to the Obama administration, FOX Business has learned. The bailout has been controversial. Here's the inside story.
  • Le Pen Says as French President She Would Ban All Religious Symbols, Including Kippot

    10/19/2016 5:52:20 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 32 replies
    Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-right National Front Party, vowed that if she is elected the country’s president she would ban all public displays of religious symbols and clothing, including kippot. Le Pen made the statement during an interview on Sunday with France’s BFM-TV. She is expected to seek the country’s presidency in 2017. She heads the third-largest party in France. Le Pen is seeking to broaden an existing law, called the headscarf ban, that does not allow conspicuous displays of religious symbols in public schools to include all public areas. She called the ban a struggle against...
  • In front of Billy Graham Center in Wheaton, "Donald Trump is Antichrit"

    10/19/2016 7:29:24 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 35 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | 10-18-2016
    WHEATON - While evangelist Billy Graham's son Franklin Graham stands solidly behind the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, students at the elder Graham's alma mater Wheaton College are evidently not in agreement. "Donald Trump is the 'Anti-Chrit'", a misspelled chalking said on the steps of the evangelical school's Billy Graham Center. Although Graham has declared his continuing support for Trump despite videos revealing and rumors suggesting immoral behavior which Graham preaches against, he wrote on his Facebook page this week that he's not condoning Trump's behavior: Continue reading "In front of Billy Graham Center in Wheaton, "Donald Trump is Antichrit""...
  • Bishop Aubrey Shines: On Immigration, Jobs, School Choice, Donald Trump Is ...[tr]

    10/15/2016 6:01:26 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 5 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | October 15, 2016 | Jerome Hudson
    (Full Title) EXCLUSIVE — Bishop Aubrey Shines: On Immigration, Jobs, School Choice, Donald Trump Is the Candidate Black Voters Have Been Waiting For. Evangelical Bishop Aubrey Shines, an outspoken supporter of Donald Trump, says the Republican presidential nominee is ready to lead black and Latino voters away from the Democratic party of slavery, welfare, and abortion. “Don’t just look for 10 percent of black Americans to vote for Donald Trump,” Shines told Breitbart News in a recent interview. “As long as Trump can bring his message of change straight to the people, I think you’re going to see more black...
  • Anti-Catholics for Clinton - WSJ - (contempt for people of faith)

    10/14/2016 8:57:36 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 17 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | October 13, 2016 (updated)
    Via email, campaign advisers show contempt for people of faith. It’s no secret that progressive elites despise religion, but it’s still striking to see their contempt expressed so bluntly as in the leaked email chains that include Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. The source of these documents is Wikileaks...... "This is a window into the intolerant secular soul of the Democratic establishment..."
  • Catholic League: Clinton must sanction her bigoted chiefs

    10/12/2016 1:17:50 PM PDT · by nbenyo · 32 replies
    Catholic League ^ | 10/11/16 | Bill Donahue
    Three persons tied to the Clinton campaign—two of them integrally—have been caught making bigoted comments about Catholics and Catholicism. John Podesta is Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, and Jennifer Palmieri is Hillary’s communications director. Their contempt for Catholicism is palpable. Documents have surfaced showing that they ridiculed News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch, and Wall Street Journal managing editor Robert Thomson, for raising their children Catholic