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  • Is Federal 'Leviathan' Pushing This 'Mark of the Beast' on Christians?

    10/21/2014 2:32:39 PM PDT · by xzins · 154 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 10/14/2014 | Bryan Fischer
    "And it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark" (Rev. 13:16-17, ESV). A baker in Oregon is fined $150,000, told he needs "rehabilitation," and put out of business for declining to bake a cake for a lesbian wedding. A baker in Colorado is fined, ordered to bake a cake in violation of his own conscience, and sent to re-education camp for the same offense. A florist in Washington is pursued...
  • The Price of Papal Popularity

    10/20/2014 9:22:19 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 17 replies
    Creators.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    While Francis I has nether denied not sought to change any doctrine, Cardinal Burke is correct. The pope has “done a lot of harm.” He has created confusion among the faithful and is soon going to have to speak with clarity on the unchanging truths of Catholicism. In his beatification of Paul VI on Sunday, Pope Francis celebrated change. “God is not afraid of new things,” he said, “we are making every effort to adapt ways and methods … to the changing conditions of society.” But among the social changes since Vatican II and Paul VI have been the West’s...
  • Christian persecution in the US: Openly gay Houston mayor demands pastors turn over sermons

    10/20/2014 8:29:26 AM PDT · by bardettespy
    Allan B. West ^ | Oct 15, 2014 | Allen West
    People say America is one of the most religious countries in the world. But is it religious in the way that you think it is? You’re bound to learn something new in this list:
  • 17 Intriguing Facts You Didn’t Know About Religion in the U.S.

    10/20/2014 8:29:26 AM PDT · by millegan · 7 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | ChurchPOP
    People say America is one of the most religious countries in the world. But is it religious in the way that you think it is? You’re bound to learn something new in this list:
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Niece: 'Moral Bankruptcy' Ruling Washington D.C. Under Obama

    10/19/2014 8:27:09 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/18/14 | Matthew Boyle
    There is a “moral bankruptcy” that’s settled into leadership of America in the White House and throughout Washington, D.C., Dr. Alveda King—the niece of Martin Luther King, Jr.—said in an interview Friday morning. “All of our leaders—or many of our leaders—are just morally bankrupt right now,” King said when asked if President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder have helped or hurt the black community in America. “They’re not calling on God. We still stay ‘In God We Trust’ and ‘One Nation Under God’ but we’re not practicing that. We need to call on God. There’s a moral bankruptcy in...
  • If I Were Gay, I’d Oppose Houston’s Old Lesbian Mayor

    10/19/2014 5:20:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Associated Press Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2014 | Doug Giles
    I’m not gay. I get called gay all the time by Leftists who seek to disparage me when they’ve run out of their specious, illogical arguments and the full weight of common sense lands on their fetid heads and they have no other recourse but to go ad hominem on me and say, “he must be gay.” Which, like I said, I take they equate with a cut down; which is weird because, supposedly, they’re the homosexual’s champion. For what it’s worth, the only gay thing about me is, and I must confess, I did tear up a bit during...
  • Team Save USA: Raul Ries / Ben Carson Oct 2014: 1. Repentance 2. New Leaders 3. Speaker 4. Senate

    10/17/2014 10:50:07 PM PDT · by Golden Gate · 5 replies
    Friday October 17, 2014 | Golden Gate
    (Please read before posting.) Informed people know that it is going to take more than just a team of new leaders to save the USA, if it is still possible. It is being said that repentance needs to begin with the Christians, with the Church. Of course, the importance of repentance is relevant to all people. The next purpose of this article is to encourage the American people to see the need for electing the right leaders in all levels of our American government. Responsible citizens are focused on campaigns and the pending results of this November election. When considering...
  • Hundreds of Kids, Parents and Residents Pray on a High School Football Field After Atheist Attacks

    10/17/2014 8:11:26 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 54 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 10/17/14 | Tiffiny Ruegner
    Pray to God to preserve the First Amendment. Hundreds of residents took to a high school football field Friday night to collectively bow down and pray — a massive response to atheist activists’ recent accusations that a local school district is guilty of at least two violations of the separation of church and state. But the prayer event wasn’t the only noteworthy response to secularists’ complaints, as local resident David Hoover placed three large Christian crosses on land he owns across the street from Licking Valley High School in Newark, Ohio — 10 to 13-foot symbols intended to send a...
  • Houston, You Have A Liberal Fascist!

    10/16/2014 6:23:31 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 17 replies
    Self | 10/16/14 | Me
    Do Democrats know the difference between fascism and liberalism? Apparently the Mayor of Houston, Ms. Annise Parker, is incapable of separating her own sexuality – her fragile sensibilities and biased opinions – from the rights of others who disagree with homosexuality and/or gay marriage. What’s even more offensive, or better yet bewildering, is that she actually demanded local pastors turn over their sermons and personal correspondence for examination. Excuse me?!!! For examination by the gay Gestapo in this Constitutional Republic known as the United States of America?!!! Is Ms. Parker a Pontiff, a Governor of Rome, Nero? Yes, Houston’s Mayor...
  • I'm a feminist, and I converted to Islam

    10/15/2014 1:44:17 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 148 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/14/2014 | Theresa Corbin
    I am a Muslim, but I wasn't always. I converted to Islam in November 2001, two months after 9/11. I was 21 and living in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It was a bad time to be a Muslim. But after four years of studying, poking and prodding at world religions and their adherents, I decided to take the plunge. I am the product of a Creole Catholic and an Irish atheist. I grew up Catholic, then was agnostic, now I'm Muslim. My journey to Islam began when I was about 15 years old in Mass and had questions about my faith....
  • Not All Catholic Bishops Onboard With Positive Language Toward Same-Sex Couples in Synod Report

    10/15/2014 11:30:57 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/15/2014 (1:53 PM EDT) | Stoyan Zaimov
    Pope Francis leads the synod of bishops in Paul VI's hall at the Vatican October 6, 2014. Pope Francis opened a global Roman Catholic assembly on Sunday showing his apparent irritation with Church leaders who have waged a sometimes bitter public battle between progressives and conservatives on family issues. A recently released midterm report from the Synod of Bishops on the family, which defended the traditional definition of marriage but used positive language towards same-sex couples in some situations, has garnered controversy among some bishops who say it does not accurately reflect the assembly's views. "In regard to homosexuality, there...
  • Gay Totalitarians in Texas

    10/15/2014 9:27:23 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 15, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    Churches have received subpoenas issued by the city of Houston demanding copies of sermons. Houston is probing opposition to a ballot referendum pertaining to an ordinance proposing a local discrimination law affecting gays. (Bryan Preston posted this summary of the lawlessness taking place in Houston.) Over 50,000 petition signatures were gathered opposing the ordinance. Now the city, run by the first openly gay mayor, Annise Parker, is retaliating and demanding that churches turn over sermons. You read that correctly. This is the sort of government behavior that used to be confined to two-bit third-world regimes. The gay rights movement was...
  • Dealing with Doubt

    10/14/2014 2:46:01 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    ligonier.org ^ | 10/14/14 | Randy Alcorn
    by Randy Alcorn In times of doubt, difficulty, and trials, our fundamental beliefs about God and our faith are revealed. So how can Christians find faith in the midst of doubt? How can they trust God’s plan when their lives seem out of His control, and prayers seem to go unanswered or, as it sometimes feels, even unheard?If you or someone you love has been there, these questions may be far more personal than theoretical. You might ask questions like these: Is God good? Is He sovereign? Does He care?When we’re assailed by trials, we need perspective for our minds and relief...
  • Police captain punished for refusing to attend Muslim Brotherhood-linked mosque

    10/14/2014 1:10:39 PM PDT · by backtothestreets · 54 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | October 13, 2014 | Unknown
    The city of Tulsa, Oklahoma, punished one of its own veteran police commanders for his refusal to attend a Muslim religious service being held at a mosque he said practiced radical Islamic dogma, according to court records. He also "dared" to refuse to order his officers to visit a mosque he alleges has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.
  • Understanding multicultural words, phrases and other absurdities

    10/14/2014 11:09:18 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 2 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | October 14, 2014 | Dan Miller
    The Obama Nation's multicultural society has become so politically correct and otherwise obtuse that words and phrases are used in any odd ways that may be desired -- just as Humpty Dumpty did. "When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less." "The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things." "The question is," said Humpty Dumpty, "which is to be master—that's all." Here are a few examples and explanations.Religion of peace. Amish? Quakers? Of course not: it's Islam. Although the Islamic State, according...
  • Beware of the Perfect Storm

    10/14/2014 4:42:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 14, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    I've always felt as if I've known renowned Christian apologist Josh McDowell through his many excellent books, but I finally got to meet him in the flesh, and what a blessing it was. As I mention in my latest book, "Jesus on Trial," I read his book "Evidence That Demands a Verdict" many years ago as I was seeking God and was impressed by his comprehensive treatment of so many issues that trouble skeptics. He is nothing if not thorough; he leaves no stones unturned in his exhaustive presentation of numerous topics concerning the authenticity of Christianity's truth claims. Josh...
  • Bishops acknowledging reality of Catholic families [Homosexual Propaganda? Or Accurate Reporting?]

    10/13/2014 5:30:30 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    chron.com ^ | 10/13/14 | Nicole Winfield
    Catholic bishops are... saying gays have gifts to offer the church and that there are "positive" aspects of a couple living together with being married....
  • 11 Maps to Help You Make Sense of World Religion

    10/11/2014 8:51:53 AM PDT · by millegan · 4 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | Sept 18th, 2014 | ChurchPOP
    Religion is such an important force in the world. So how well do we really understand it? What are the major religions in the world? Where are their adherents located? Check out these 11 fascinating maps and learn something new! You can click on any map to enlarge it.
  • Religion: a looming mental health crisis

    10/10/2014 5:57:13 AM PDT · by xzins · 44 replies
    RedState ^ | 9 Oct 14 | Streiff
    Contrary to what some would have us believe, there is an ongoing war against religion in general and Christianity in particular underway in our country. For years we have seen the surface action. Under the guise of a twisted and corrupted interpretation of the First Amendment, Christianity has gradually been forced from the public square. Christmas displays have been forced from public areas — we’ve seen the Mass of Christ reduced to “Happy Holidays. Churches have been attacked for instructing their congregations on the importance of voting their faith. Prayers at sporting events are suppressed. This strategy of attacking...
  • 10 Revealing Maps of Religion in Europe

    10/09/2014 8:46:09 AM PDT · by millegan · 15 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | Oct 9th, 2014 | ChurchPOP
    We’ve looked at religion worldwide, and we’ve looked at religion in the U.S.. This week we’re looking at religion in that former bulwark of Christendom: Europe. Where are the adherents of different religions located? Which countries are more religious, and which ones are more secular? You can click on any map to enlarge it. Enjoy!
  • Slings and Arrows

    10/08/2014 10:21:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 8, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    Bill Maher is no one's idea of a disinterested scholar on religion. He's long been the loudest, most obnoxious barroom brawler for atheism. What makes his argument toxic is that it isn't an intellectual defense of atheism. It is a sophomoric, boorish attack on religion, wholly dependent on yuk-yuk lines. These attacks have drawn little attention of late, perhaps because he's so predictable, but in the last few weeks, Maher has drawn new attention for singling out Islam as the worst of all them all. He almost sounded pro-Christian (by comparison) in a surprisingly contentious PBS interview with Charlie Rose...
  • The Antichrist and the Muslim Mahdi (Part 2)

    10/05/2014 8:25:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 5, 2014 | Michael Youssef
    In my last article, I explained the Judeo-Christian understanding of the Antichrist, and that he will somehow be intertwined with Israel, and more specifically, Jerusalem.Because Islam borrowed a great deal from Judaism and Christianity, it is not surprising that they too have a figure with a messianic complex—the Mahdi, or the Guided One.Muslims see the Mahdi as a savior who will lead a global revolution and establish a worldwide Islamic empire. The Mahdi will rule the earth as the final Caliph of Islam (a caliph is both a political ruler and a spiritual representative of Allah on earth).Muslims revere Jesus...
  • Husbands, Hold Your Wife’s Hand

    10/04/2014 1:27:44 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 62 replies
    ligonier.org ^ | 10/4/14 | RC Sproul, Jr
    It is both awkward and encouraging the feedback I have received over the past few years for the writing I have done during my beloved’s illness, homegoing, and absence. I especially rejoice when I hear that the things I have written have served another in a time of hardship. It remains my intention to use what I have written in a book in the future. That said, I still believe that the most vulnerable, most insightful, most helpful thing I wrote all along this journey was this brief tweet: I wish I had held her hand more — R.C. Sproul Jr....
  • College Orders Student to 'Dumb Down' Religious Show

    10/04/2014 4:28:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 3, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    The folks in the drama department at Cape Fear Community College are just fine with staging productions about rape and incest. But when it comes to staging a show with Christian themes – well, that’s a problem.So says Alliance Defending Freedom, a religious advocacy group that claims the school’s drama instructor ordered a student to “dumb down” the religious nature of an upcoming production because it might offend and anger people. ADF attorney Travis Barham wrote a letter to the college alleging that drama instructor Jack Landry told Justin Graves he “could not support the overtly Christian show” because the...
  • The Forgotten Freedom: Freedom of Association

    10/03/2014 7:43:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/03/2014 | Maggie Gallagher
    I would prefer to be turning my gaze to a new subject, but reality keeps yanking me back. In the last few weeks, the government of the State of California, acting through the California State University, has announced that Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, and any other religious groups now have second-class status at public universities. All campus groups must permit any campus member into the leadership of their organizations. Jewish groups cannot require their leaders to be Jews. Christian groups cannot require that their leaders adhere to Christian beliefs. The Supreme Court permitted public universities to declare this...
  • Political Correctness on Islam Can Lead to More Killings

    10/02/2014 8:54:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 2, 2014 | Jerry Newcombe
    I opened a recent TIME Magazine (9/29/14) today and saw in big bold words a quote from British Prime Minister David Cameron on ISIS: “They are not Muslims. They are murderers.” With all due respect to the Prime Minister---they are Muslims, and they are murderers. Our president said something similar after the beheading of American James Foley in August. “ISIL speaks for no religion. No just God would stand for what they did yesterday, or what they do every day. No faith teaches people to murder innocents” (presstv.com, 8/20/14). It’s news to ISIL that they have nothing to do with...
  • Resignations or Terminations?

    10/02/2014 8:24:31 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    inside higher ed ^ | 10/2/14 | Colleen Flaherty
    The Episcopal Church’s oldest seminary is in upheaval following the announcement this week that most of its full-time faculty members will not be returning to teach. The Board of Trustees of the General Theological Seminary in New York says that the professors offered their de facto resignation when they went on strike over concerns about their new dean and president, the Very Rev. Kurt Dunkle. But the faculty members say they never wanted to resign, and rather were fired for defending the seminary’s values, including those of diversity and communication..... ...on Wednesday, the former faculty members – who previously had...
  • How Christian Case Making Impacts the Convinced, the Opposed, and the Undecided [Abortion]

    10/01/2014 12:29:02 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    ColdCaseChristianity.com ^ | 10/1/14 | J Warner Wallace
    I spoke to a group of students at The Ohio State University on Monday evening [regarding abortion]... I realized the importance of distinguishing between the people we are trying to reach...people who are either already committedly pro-life, doggedly pro-abortion or still undecided. Once we understand our goals with each group we are trying to reach, we can effectively impact the convinced, the opposed, and the undecided.... The Convinced You may not think there’s much value in trying to reach those who are already convinced Christianity is true, but nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, the more I...
  • Congressional Resolution in 1966 Declares September 30, as Bible Translation Day

    09/30/2014 5:13:53 PM PDT · by Maudeen · 7 replies
    Wycliffe ^ | 9/2014 | Wycliffe.org
    … the goal is hearts changed by God and disciples equipped to lead others to Christ. .................In the years since Cam first started Wycliffe, 518 language groups have received the entire Bible and 1,275 have the New Testament in the language they understand best. Additionally, over 1,500 Bible translation projects are currently in process........
  • Arizona Football Coach Suspended for Praying with Team

    09/29/2014 2:42:47 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 21 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 9/29/14 | Aurelius
    An Arizona high school football coach was suspended for two games last week for praying with his team. The problem, according to the school, arose after their coach, Tom Brittain, prayed with his team. This is despite the fact that the school, Tempe Preparatory Academy, is state-funded. Freedom of religion only goes so far, according to the school's administration. "He is a man who likes to pray and I don't object to that," said headmaster of the school Dr. David Baum. That said, "he can't do that with our students," Dr. Baum stated bluntly. After a win the previous week,...
  • Public school 'purges' Christian authors from library

    09/29/2014 7:29:19 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 27 replies
    http://www.wnd.com/ ^ | Sept 27, 2014 | BOB UNRUH
    A charter school in Southern California is facing the threat of a lawsuit for “purging” Christian books from its library. snip ....Brad Dacus told WND that among the books was “The Hiding Place,” the story of Corrie ten Boom, a Dutch woman sent to a prison camp by the Nazis of World War II for helping Jews escape. Dacus said PJI’s legal team and the district have exchanged letters already. snip Strictly religious books, such as the Bible or the Quran, routinely are on library shelves, he argued. Dacus said an immediate correction of the school’s policy would prevent a...
  • Americans Concerned about Declining Influence of Religion

    09/29/2014 1:32:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 29, 2014 | Star Parker
    A new Pew Research Center survey of opinion about the importance of religion in American life shows an interesting picture. Over the last 12 years, the percentage of Americans that think religion is losing influence in American life has increased dramatically. In 2002, 52 percent of those surveyed said religion is losing influence. In 2014, 72 percent of Americans said religion is losing influence. However, while increasing numbers of Americans feel religion is losing influence, most feel this is a bad thing. Fifty-six percent say that the waning influence of religion is a bad thing compared to 12 percent that...
  • Climate change finds a place in faith

    09/28/2014 5:07:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    Arizona Daily Sun - Flagstaff ^ | September 26, 2014 | Enery Cowen
    Climate change captured the nation’s attention over the past week as an estimated 400,000 people marched through the streets of New York City to raise a collective voice of alarm about the effects of a warming planet. Just days before the march, the issue got a spotlight in Flagstaff thanks to a visit from Katharine Hayhoe, an evangelical Christian and climate scientist who is becoming one of the rising stars in the climate change conversation. Her message about the harmony between faith and climate change earned her a spot on Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in...
  • 13 Insightful Maps of U.S. Religion

    09/27/2014 11:24:34 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 24 replies
    http://www.churchpop.com ^ | September 25, 2014 | ChurchPopEditor
    Last week, we brought you 11 Maps to Help You Make Sense of World Religion. This week, we’re zooming in on the grand ‘ole United States of America. What are the major religious groups? And where are they located? Scroll through these awesome maps, and you’ll see some interesting patterns emerge. You can click on any map to enlarge it. Enjoy
  • Holy Radicals in a Fallen World

    09/27/2014 7:57:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 27, 2014 | Kathryn Lopez
    It's 7:15 Tuesday morning and like most mornings, Fr. Robert Barron, rector of the Mundelein Seminary in Mundelein, Illinois, unassumingly takes an open seat in the audience. Fr. Barron is best and popularly known for the recent PBS series "Catholicism" and his Word on Fire ministry. But here he is on a serene campus outside of Chicago, gathered with his community for prayer. After a brief greeting, the newly announced archbishop of Chicago, Blase Cupich, slips in alongside Fr. Barron. "We are people not to worry, but to depend on the mercy of God," Cupich began as he greeted the...
  • New evidence of ancient multicellular life sets evolutionary timeline back 60 million years

    09/26/2014 11:44:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 80 replies
    PHYS.ORG ^ | 09-25-2014 | Provided by Virginia Tech
    A Virginia Tech geobiologist with collaborators from the Chinese Academy of Sciences have found evidence in the fossil record that complex multicellularity appeared in living things about 600 million years ago – nearly 60 million years before skeletal animals appeared during a huge growth spurt of new life on Earth known as the Cambrian Explosion. The discovery published online Wednesday in the journal Nature contradicts several longstanding interpretations of multicellular fossils from at least 600 million years ago. "This opens up a new door for us to shine some light on the timing and evolutionary steps that were taken by...
  • Interview with Don Hank: Interpreting What is Happening in the U.S., Europe and Russia today

    09/24/2014 6:15:12 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 18 replies
    Julio Severo ^ | Julio Severo
    Interview with Don Hank: Interpreting What is Happening in the U.S., Europe and Russia today By Julio Severo As an American conservative evangelical who speaks and reads Russian and several European and Asian languages, Don Hank is uniquely able to explain the major challenges and dangers to the U.S., Europe and Russia. In this interview, he will help international and especially Brazilian readers to understand what is happening to these cultures that have Christian traditions. Don has a special concern for Christians being persecuted, raped and slaughtered as a result of misguided and malevolent geopolitical policies from the Western...
  • What Does “coram Deo” Mean?

    09/24/2014 2:41:56 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    ligonier.org ^ | 9/24/14 | RC Sproul
    I remember Mama standing in front of me, her hands poised on her hips, her eyes glaring with hot coals of fire and saying in stentorian tones, “Just what is the big idea, young man?”Instinctively I knew my mother was not asking me an abstract question about theory. Her question was not a question at all—it was a thinly veiled accusation. Her words were easily translated to mean, “Why are you doing what you are doing?” She was challenging me to justify my behavior with a valid idea. I had none.Recently a friend asked me in all earnestness the same question....
  • Obama Forbids FBI to Use Religion in Identifying Terror Threats...

    09/24/2014 7:48:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9-24-2014 | Karin McQuillan
    AT had a chance to catch up with Steven Emerson, head of The Investigative Project on Terrorism, and hear his assessment of the ISIS threat here on American soil. Emerson runs the country’s top data center on Islamic terror groups in the United States, working like a man possessed, and accomplishing the work of thousands on sheer guts and determination to protect our country. " The FBI has been handcuffed in terms of investigating religious extremists in mosques, as a result of guidelines put out by the attorney general earlier this year. And so therefore, there is… a definite problem...
  • Obama Forbids FBI to Use Religion to Identify Terror Threats, as ISIS Recruits Openly in Mosques

    09/24/2014 6:33:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/24/2014 | Karin McQuillan
    div class="article_body top">AT had a chance to catch up with Steven Emerson, head of The Investigative Project on Terrorism, and hear his assessment of the ISIS threat here on American soil.  Emerson runs the country’s top data center on Islamic terror groups in the United States, working like a man possessed, and accomplishing the work of thousands on sheer guts and determination to protect our country.   Wherever the bad guys have been caught and prosecuted successfully, you will find Emerson working quietly behind the scenes as an invaluable ally of the FBI and Homeland Security.  Because he accepts no money...
  • It’s Official: Religion Doesn’t Make You More Moral

    09/23/2014 3:40:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 09/23/2014 | Elizabeth Picciuto
    A recent study comparing views on morality of religious and non-religious people found something surprising: Religion doesn’t make our everyday lives more moral. Suppose you actually do have an angel over your shoulder telling you the right thing to do. That angel probably wouldn’t tell you anything you didn’t already know. A recent study in Science aimed at uncovering how we experience morality in our everyday lives suggests that religious people are no more moral—or immoral—than non-religious people. Whether or not we believe that divine precepts give us guidance, our behavior is remarkably similar. The fact that atheists are apparently...
  • University of Tennessee Refuses to Ban Pre-Game Prayers

    09/23/2014 2:46:18 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 20 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | September 23, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    <p>It’s football time in Tennessee where longtime gridiron traditions are cherished – from Rocky Top to the Pride of the Southland Marching Band. At the start of every game inside the colossal Neyland Stadium, thousands of the football faithful rise to their feet, remove their hats and pause for the pre-game prayer.</p>
  • October Surprise - in favor of the Conservatives? [Vanity]

    09/22/2014 7:11:55 AM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 32 replies
    Christian Today | 06 August 2014 | Brownie Marie
    Is this God's version of an October Surprise?
  • Archaeologists discover 'industrial scale' wine production at ancient site

    09/21/2014 5:03:38 AM PDT · by RouxStir · 9 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | September 19, 2014
    <p>"Archaeologists in Israel have discovered a massive compound dating back to the Byzantine era, which was used for “industrial-scale” production of wine and olive oil.</p> <p>The site at Ramat Bet Shemesh about 19 miles west of Jerusalem contains an oil press, wine press and colorful mosaics, according to the Israel Antiquities Authority.</p>
  • Removing intolerant organizations that teach and practice the elimination of non-members.

    09/20/2014 8:53:44 PM PDT · by backtothestreets · 18 replies
    I am the source | 20 September 2014 | Chuck Plante (backtothestreets)
    Our great nation was formed by people of diverse nationalities, primarily Europeans with differing religious identities. While some mistrust existed, occasionally igniting localized conflicts, the religions of these many cultures did not teach and engage in the extermination of people of differing faiths. The world is now facing such a religion of extreme intolerance. It has a toehold in the USA and most other western nations, but cannot be allowed to remain because a religion of extreme intolerance teachings that dictates the elimination by death of nonbelievers does not, nor ever will be compatible with our historical embrace of religious...
  • The Lawyer on Trial for Christ

    09/19/2014 9:04:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 19, 2014 | John Ransom
    When a witness for the prosecution provides the testimony that affirms the innocence of the defendant—when a witness is turned—there can be no more dramatic and powerful exoneration for the accused. And amongst the many gifts that David Limbaugh brings to bring to his latest best-selling book, Jesus on Trial: A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of the Gospel, it is Limbaugh’s gift of disbelief, his prior agnosticism toward “the God of the Bible,” that provides the gripping testimony necessary to turn an ordinary apologetics book into an extraordinary defense of, not just the Bible, but of belief in general. What...
  • Prayers and Preparation

    09/18/2014 6:46:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 18, 2014 | Mike Adams
    Author’s Note: This is the third column in a series. The first two installments, “This is Providence,” and “Pharisees and Pharaohs,” can be accessed in my column archive. Some of the themes discussed in this series were also part of a speech I gave at an Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) event in July. The full speech can be viewed by clicking on this link. A trial is a thing to be avoided whenever possible. When it becomes impossible to avoid, it consumes you. You lose a measure of control over your life and you just have to trust your attorneys...
  • American Soldiers Singing "Days of Elijah"

    09/17/2014 3:13:18 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 20 replies
    youtube ^ | 0/17/2014 | unknown
    Days of Elijah, by our brave young men! May God bless and protect them all.
  • Ex-POW Jessica Lynch Starring in Christian Film

    09/17/2014 3:20:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    ABC ^ | 9/16/14 | John Raby
    Former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch is enjoying her latest role, starring in a Christian movie currently in production. But the West Virginia native is not sure if an acting career is in her future. Lynch plays Beth Barlow, the president's daughter, in the JC Films production of "One Church." "It's a lot of stress," Lynch told The Associated Press on Tuesday as she was heading from West Virginia to Rock Hill, South Carolina, to finish filming. "But I have to say I've had fun with it and it's an opportunity. I'm one of those people who says 'never say...
  • College Students Sign Petition To Support ISIS… On 9/11

    09/16/2014 4:00:05 PM PDT · by backtothestreets · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 15, 2014 | The Daily Caller
    <p>Multiple college students signed a petition to support the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) last week.</p> <p>Media Research Center TV reporter Dan Joseph went to the campus of George Washington University on Thursday, Sept. 11, and collected a dozen signatures from students on a petition to President Barack Obama to not only stop bombing ISIS, but also actively support the terrorist group. ISIS has beheaded two American journalists, James Foley and Steven Sotloff.</p>