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  • Thanks for the memories, but it's time for Christians to unite not fight

    03/03/2015 12:32:27 PM PST · by two134711 · 128 replies
    self | 3/2/2015 | two134711
    Thank you Free Republic for allowing me to post and vent on this site for over ten years. I am a young, married conservative woman who is trying to raise her daughter to be a fine, upstanding lady, an educated woman and a worthy wife to a decent man. Despite the stupidity of my generation (I am on the cusp of GenX and GenY) there is hope. Many young people are more prolife than ever. And at last, many others are beginning to open their eyes to the lies of socialism. However recent events on this site like witnessing the...
  • Saudi Award Goes to Muslim Televangelist

    03/02/2015 5:23:39 PM PST · by entropy12 · 13 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | March 2, 2015 | Ben Hubbard
    He has publicly declared that ďthe JewsĒ control America, that apostates can be killed, that the United States is the worldís ďbiggest terroristĒ and that the Sept. 11 attacks were an ďinside jobĒ by President George W. Bush. But last weekend, Dr. Zakir Naik, a prominent Muslim televangelist from India, appeared at an elaborate ceremony at a luxury hotel in Saudi Arabia, where the new monarch, King Salman, gave him one of the countryís highest honors.
  • REJECTED AS ĎDISCRIMINATORYí AND SHUNNED FROM CAMPUSES, CHRISTIAN CLUBS STRUGGLE

    03/01/2015 8:26:15 PM PST · by lowbridge · 28 replies
    http://www.thecollegefix.com ^ | february 25, 2015 | Aaron Bandler
    When Cal Poly Sal Luis Obispo hosts its annual Open House this April, during which campus clubs typically greet and recruit prospective visiting students, one longtime mainstay at the university will be conspicuously absent: Cru. The Christian club will not be allowed to set up a table and pass out fliers, or meet and greet guests. Itís the same at Chico State, where Cru will not be allowed to showcase itself during the schoolís annual fall recruitment drive. Theyíve also been forbidden from hanging up posters in freshman dorms. Gone are the days when Christian student clubs at Cal Poly...
  • Genuine Christians are dead to sin while being alive to God

    03/01/2015 12:50:13 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 16 replies
    Possessing the Treasure ^ | Feb 19,2015 | Mike Ratliff
    6 But the righteousness based on faith speaks as follows:ď DO not say in your heart, Ď Who will ascend into heaven? í (that is, to bring Christ down), 7 or Ď Who will descend into the abyss? í (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead).Ē 8 But what does it say? ď The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heartĒóthat is, the word of faith which we are preaching, 9 that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead,...
  • Ana Marie Cox: Why Iím Coming Out as a Christian

    03/01/2015 8:43:38 AM PST · by EveningStar · 61 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | February 28, 2015 | Ana Marie Cox
    Who do I need to prove my faith toóand why should I try? ... Iím nervous to come out as a Christian because I worry Iím not good enough of one. Iím not scared that non-believers will make me feel an outcast. Iím scared that Christians will ... Here is why I believe I am a Christian: I believe I have a personal relationship with my Lord and Savior. I believe in the grace offered by the Resurrection. I believe that whatever spiritual rewards I may reap come directly from trying to live the example set by Christ. Whether or...
  • Golden Pride of Cleburne High - Jesus Christ Superstar 1986 [A high school band in Texas, 1987]

    02/26/2015 12:49:56 PM PST · by DesertRhino · 20 replies
    JRRTorchlight YouTube ^ | Uploaded on August 19, 2008
    If you want to realize that we have truly been the classic boiling frogs the last few decades, take a moment to look at this video from 1987. It's a simple video of a high school band from Cleburne Texas that won the state competition that year. Look at it, and imagine if this bunch of high school kids performed this today, after the socialist cultural revolution. If you are in a hurry and don't feel like watching the whole 10 minute show, skip ahead to the 2:20, 4:40, 6:10, and 7 minute marks. See if you can find the...
  • Obama to Order Groups to Refer Girls Reporting Sexual Assault to Facilities That Provide Abortions

    02/26/2015 11:31:56 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | February 25, 2015 | Austin Ruse
    Quietly on Christmas Eve, the Obama administration changed the rules on handling refugee children who enter the country without their parents and report being victims of sexual assault. All refugee aid groups, including Catholic and other Christian groups, will now be required to refer those girls to facilities that provide abortions. Religious groups that work with refugees are concerned that the new rules may require them to give up federal funding. Dr. Susan Yoshihara of the New York and Washington DC-based Center for Family & Human Rights (C-Fam) first reported the change last week: ďFaith-based groups say this is a...
  • Vanity: Prayers needed for my Dad having a "Whipple procedure" tomorrow AM

    02/25/2015 6:20:43 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 36 replies
    Web MD ^ | 25 FEB 15 | dcbryan1
    As you may already know, Dad has had alot of problems lately. He has early stage (T1) pancreatic Ductile adenocarcinoma (PDAC). He is having a Roux-en-y procedure tomorrow AM, followed by a "Whipple " procedure if the cancer doctors do not find any metastatic tissue. Any prayers for Jim Bryan (#4 all time Arkansas high school basketball scorer with 2,700+ points (before 3-points invented ) ) would be appreciated. Prayers also for St. Vincent's cancer surgeon team and Dr. Jones, too. Thanks!
  • The christianaudio FREE Audiobook of the Month ["Everyone's a Theologian" by RC Sproul]

    02/25/2015 1:01:42 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    ChristianAudio.com ^ | 2014/15 | RC Sproul
    Yes, everyone is a theologian. R.C. Sproul offers a detailed explanation of the importance and role that theology plays in the Christian life. In his usual manner, he is able to make complex subjects easy to understand. This significant theology introduction will aid any believer to apply Christian truths in their walk with Christ.
  • Outgoing UN IPCC Chief reveals global warming Ďis my religion and my dharmaí

    02/25/2015 1:26:40 AM PST · by 9thLife · 17 replies
    Climate Depot ^ | February 24, 2015 10:16 AM | Marc Morano
    Pachauri's resignation letter on religion: 'For me the protection of Planet Earth, the survival of all species and sustainability of our ecosystems is more than a mission. It is my religion and my dharma.'
  • Reporter Mocks Scott Walker For Claiming To Communicate With God Through Prayer

    02/24/2015 1:06:40 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies
    DC - Daily Caller ^ | February 24, 2015 | Alex Griswold, Media Reporter
    Political Wire publisher Taegan Goddard got a lot of flack on Twitter after mocking Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for claiming he could discern Godís will, only to admit that he had no idea Christians believed they could communicate with God through prayer. It all began with a rather snarky tweet about Walkerís comments that he was still waiting for ďGodís callingĒ before he announced a presidential run. [snip] As Goddard received criticism from religious followers, he shot back at critics by claiming that he wasnít showing disdain for people of faith, even as his tone became more and more sarcastic....
  • HHS Will Require Caretakers of Unaccompanied Children to Provide Abortion-Inducing Drugs

    02/24/2015 11:41:10 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | February 20, 2015 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) Ė The U.S. Department of Health and Human Servicesí Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) is advancing federal regulations that require federally funded organizations caring for illegal alien minors who are in the United States without their parents (Unaccompanied Children or UC) and who may have been sexually abused access to ďemergency contraceptionĒ services. ďEmergency contraceptionĒ includes abortion-inducing drugs. These care providers currently include Catholic and other faith-based organizations that oppose abortion, according to the Center for Family and Human Rights or C-FAM, a Catholic advocacy group. The Interim Final Rule was published in the Federal Register on Dec. 24,...
  • ISIS and the Missing Christ

    02/23/2015 7:26:51 AM PST · by Lacey · 1 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 2/22/15 | Andrew Klavan
    Like everyone else who cares more about the facts than his own opinions, Iíve recently read Graeme Woodís excellent Atlantic article ďWhat Isis Really Wants.Ē Those of you making do with excerpts and pull quotes, stop, and go read the whole thing. That it renders the presidentís statements about ISIS absurd is the least of the articleís accomplishments. No one but a small coterie of leftist knuckleheads believes what Obama says on this subject anyway ó though itís unfortunate that the president himself is part of that coterie. Among the many things in the piece that inspire thought is Woodís...
  • Obama's "Golden" Standard For Religion Destroys "Peaceful Islam" Myth

    02/24/2015 4:37:48 AM PST · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 24, 2015 | James Zumwalt
    A clear trend emerges when President Obama discusses religion. When discussing Islam, it is within the sole context of a ďpeaceful religion.Ē When discussing other religions, it is within the context of their once having fostered hatred and violence, as he said at the National Prayer Breakfast and the Summit to Counter Violent Extremism (SCVE).
  • Florist refuses attorney generalís options to settle lawsuit over same-sex weddings

    02/23/2015 7:32:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 22, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson has offered florist Barronelle Stutzman a deal: She can cater to same-sex weddings or she can stop doing weddings altogether. Of course, thereís always a third option: She can go out of business. Ms. Stutzman, the 70-year-old owner of Arleneís Flowers in Richland, Washington, is opting for none of the above. ďYour offer reveals that you donít really understand me or what this conflict is all about,Ē Ms. Stutzman said in a letter to Mr. Ferguson. ďItís about freedom, not money. I certainly donít relish the idea of losing my business, my home, and everything...
  • The Prophet, Represented

    02/22/2015 4:59:15 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    City-Journal.org ^ | Winter, 2011 | IBN WARRAQ
    Images of Mohammed in Islam are more common than fundamentalists claim. ....Muslim demands related to the visual representation of Mohammed have become familiaróand today, they are usually accompanied by threats of violence. In 2005, the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten published 12 cartoons depicting Mohammed, sparking violent riots and threats and prompting most other Western papers to refuse to run the cartoons...in response to apparent threats against the creators of the TV show South Park, the cable network Comedy Central censored an episode that mocked Mohammed.... ...Islamic history is full of examples of paintingsóparticularly miniatures, one of the glories of Islamic artóof...
  • DOES ISLAM INEVITABLY LEAD TO VIOLENCE?

    02/22/2015 11:57:10 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 2/19/15 | Caleb Greggsen
    Not that long ago, most Americans didn‚Äôt know much or care to know much about Islam. It was just one more exotic but irrelevant religion that missionaries and National Geographic occassionally talked about. One scholar noted,¬†‚ÄúLess than a year before September 11, 2001, the consensus of expert opinion was . . . that [Islam‚Äôs] impact had ended long before the Renaissance.‚Ä̬†It took a massive terrorist attack on U.S. soil to abruptly bring Islam squarely into the center of the American consciousness.Since that day, questions about violence and Islam have lingered in the American mind: do these violent terrorists truly represent...
  • Indicting Christ With the Atrocities of Islam

    02/22/2015 11:41:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 22, 2015 | John Nantz
    Liberals are very fond of trying to conflate the teachings of the Bible with those of the Quran. It is an attempt to destroy the foundations of our liberty by indicting Christianity with the atrocities of Islam. For liberals, violence is only religious if it impunes Christians. The Bible is a threat to liberal, leftist dogma because it is truth that diametrically opposes the humanist statism that is the utopia of the American left. Atrocities committed by Islamists are met with only nervous smiles or with blathering inanities about jobs for ISIS because Islam is not an American institution to...
  • Why are Americans confused about Obama's religion?

    02/22/2015 3:22:57 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 100 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 22, 2015 | Byron York
    "..........In June,2012, Gallup asked,"Do you happen to know the religious faith of Barack Obama?" Forty-four percent said they did not know,while 36 percent said he is a Christian, 11 percent said he is a Muslim, and eight percent said he has no religion. The "don't know" group included 36 percent of Democrats.(A larger number of Republicans, 47 percent, said they didn't know Obama's religion,as did 46 percent of independents.).............Whenever the issue pops up, Obama's most ardent supporters are quick to blame conservative media for misperceptions about Obama's religion. But it's possible something in Obama's public presentation of himself has also...
  • Rob Bell Trashes the Bible and Marriage on Oprah

    02/20/2015 7:21:59 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 2/19/15 | Michael Brown
    For those who had any questions, Rob Bell has now made himself totally clear: He is willing to trash parts of the Bible as "letters from 2,000 years ago" when God's Word contradicts his views on same-sex "marriage." Bell appeared on Oprah's Super Soul Sunday program together with his wife Kristen to promote their new book The Zimzum of Love: A New Way of Understanding Marriage. In an interview last December, Bell explained that on page 16 of the book, he and Kristen give their "whole hearted affirmation" to same-sex "marriage." That was no surprise in light of his announcement...
  • Florist, 70, facing 'ruin' rejects state's '30 pieces of silver'

    02/20/2015 5:55:29 PM PST · by Maudeen · 92 replies
    WND ^ | February 20, 2015 | Bob Unruh
    'You chose to attack my faith Ö to threaten my very means of eating' A Washington state florist facing ďruinĒ for her decision not to support same-sex ďmarriageĒ through her business has rejected out of hand an offer to settle a state claim of discrimination against her. As WND reported this week, Benton County Superior Court Judge Alex Ekstrom authorized the state and the homosexual plaintiffs to pursue the business and personal assets of Barronelle Stutzman, including her home, in payment of damages and attorneysí fees. The Alliance Defending Freedom confirmed Ekstrom granted a summary judgment in the case against...
  • Marie Harfís College Thesis: Right-Wing Support for Israel ĎComplicatesí Foreign Policy

    02/20/2015 1:37:24 PM PST · by lbryce · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 20, 2015 | David Steinberg
    Reports Patrick Howley at the Daily Caller: State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf wrote her college honors thesis on ďhow conservative evangelical support for Israel complicates U.S. foreign policy,Ē according to Indiana University records. This doesnít appear to be a stretch of the source material by any means. Howley precisely quotes the article ďCollege ĎLuminaryí Marie Harf followed father to IU, political scienceĒ which was published on November 10 last year on an Indiana University website: She credits her IU professors ó and especially her undergraduate honors advisors, political science professors Mike McGinnis and Marjorie Hershey, and English and Jewish studies...
  • Judge Rules Against Grandma Florist For Refusing To Service Gay Wedding

    02/19/2015 6:48:59 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 67 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 18, 2015 | Casey Harper
    A Washington grandmother and florist of 40 years who refused to service gay weddings because of her faith will now be forced to arrange flowers for gay ceremonies, a judge ruled Wednesday. On top of that, the woman, Barronelle Stutzman, will have to pay the legal penalties imposed by the judge as well as attorneyís fees. Benton County Superior Court Judge Alex Ekstrom ruled in a summary judgement that Stutzman violated anti-discrimination and consumer protection laws. Ekstrom ruled that the gay couple could collect penalties not just from her business, but also from her personally, according to Alliance Defending Freedom,...
  • Organizing for Action will help lead Obama's war on violent extremism [Humor]

    02/19/2015 11:55:08 AM PST · by DanMiller · 3 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | February 19, 2015 | Dan Miller
    Editorís note: This is another post by my (imaginary) guest author, the†Very Honorable Ima Librul, Senator from the great State of†Confusion†Utopia. He is†a founding member of CCCEB (Climate Change Causes Everything Bad), a charter member of President Obamaís Go For it Team, a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Chairman of the Meretricious Relations Subcommittee.†Senator Librul†is also justly proud of his expertise in interfaith dialogue, on the basis of†which he has explained to the entire world that Islam is the religion of peace, grossly distorted by the non-Islamic Islamic State and other textual deviants.†He was recently awarded...
  • Former Atlanta fire chief files federal lawsuit against Reed

    02/19/2015 12:39:13 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 2/18/15 | Katie Leslie
    Former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Mayor Kasim Reed and the city, saying he was fired last month because of his religion. Attorneys with faith-based nonprofit Alliance Defending Freedom are representing Cochran in the federal case, which was filed Wednesday.
  • 'Ultrafundamentalist Christians Who Believe Every Word of the Bible Could Lead to Some Violence'

    02/18/2015 6:39:57 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 107 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | February 17, 2015 | Trey Sanchez
    On Monday's Morning Joe on MSNBC, Joe Scarborough suggested that having a literal interpretation of the Bible could lead Christians to violence in a similar manner as radical Islam. Oddly enough, Scarborough hoped to avoid being "torn to shreds online" by equating the two, but made the comparison anyway. The morning's panel centered on the violence of ISIS and its undeniable ties to the tenets of Islam, but Scarborough felt compelled to find a link between Islam and Christianity. He said: ďA very crude way to put it is, this would be the ultra fundamentalist Christians who believe every single...
  • It's Wake Up Time, City Of Charlotte

    02/18/2015 3:00:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 18, 2015 | Michael Brown
    In the name of anti-discrimination, the City Council of Charlotte, North Carolina is poised to discriminate against people of conservative moral values, also imposing the struggles of a tiny minority on every man, woman, and child who lives or works in Charlotte or might happen to visit the city. Itís wake up time, Charlotte! Itís not too late to make a change. According to an in-depth review by a team of lawyers with the Alliance Defending Freedom, a new bill, which the City Council will vote on after a public meeting on Monday, February 23rd, ďdoes not contain adequate safeguards...
  • Explaining Obama's Reticence

    02/18/2015 6:51:51 AM PST · by WriteOn · 7 replies
    2/18/2015 | Self
    I don't write vanities. This isn't intended as one. But I've been wrestling with the question of "why won't they call it Islamic Radicalism?" But today was an epiphany. After listening to Marie Harf explain that "extremists need jobs" I realized that the violence that won't be named is only an example of the ongoing culture war in our own country. Fundamentally, Marxists of whom Obama is an adherent attribute historical movements the material dialect. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dialectical_materialism) Essentially matter precedes thought. People, as groups, are motivated not by religion, which is a mere epiphenomenon of matter, but by material need. I...
  • Why Does Income Inequality Exist? An Economic and Biblical Explanation

    02/17/2015 4:11:41 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    The Bible speaks at length about our uniqueness. We are created in Godís image and are matchless, just like a snowflake. We are also commanded to use our unique combination of skills and abilities to glorify God and serve others. Our unique skills allow us to make a special contribution to the world we live in, not just in the church or on the mission field, but through our work. Because we are uniquely created, we are endowed by Christ with a specific set of gifts. We can further the Kingdom of Christ by knowing our gifts and pursuing them...
  • Christians, It's Time to Get Over your Illusions

    02/17/2015 1:13:33 PM PST · by Jess Kitting · 27 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | February 17, 2015 | Jesse Peterson
    ďOne man with courage makes a majority.Ē Ė Andrew Jackson One evil man had the audacity to attack Christianity and defend Islam in the midst of 3,500 Christians at the recent National Prayer Breakfast. Many criticized and complained about Barack Obamaís speech afterward, but not a single Christian in that room had the courage to speak ďtruth to power.Ē Why is that? Evil operates through people, and it does what itís supposed to do. Evil lies, seduces, divides and gives false illusions in order to conquer. God is greater than Satan. If we were truly Godís children, we would have...
  • ...A Night to Celebrate Community and Stand Together, Featuring President Shimon Peres

    02/16/2015 7:09:42 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    The Greater Miami Jewish Federation is honored to welcome one of Israelís founding fathers, President Shimon Peres, at its largest yearly community gathering, The Main Event. Join us on Monday, February 16 at 5:00 p.m. at the Hilton Miami Downtown, 1601 Biscayne Boulevard, for this rare opportunity to hear from one of Israelís longest serving and most distinguished politicians. This year, The Main Event is being chaired by Tammy and Jorge Woldenberg. President Shimon Peres is an Israeli statesman, Jewish leader and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate whose public service career has spanned 70 years. Peres is the first Israeli leader...
  • Oregon Judge: Baker Who Ran Business Based on Her Christian Faith Discriminated Against Lesbians

    02/15/2015 11:45:31 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 66 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | February 6, 2015 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) Ė An administrative law judge in Oregon has ruled against Melissa Kleinís effort to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a lesbian couple after Klein declined to make their wedding cake because of her biblical belief that marriage is the sacred union of one man and one woman. A hearing in March will now determine what fines will be levied against Klein for ďdamagesĒ suffered by the lesbians. Attorneys for Klein, owner with her husband Aaron Klein of Sweet Cakes by Melissa in Gresham, Ore., had sought to have the case dismissed and to be awarded $200,000 in legal...
  • Islamic Stateís Plans/Justifications: ďDABIQĒ Magazine & Its Strategic Outlook

    02/14/2015 7:56:21 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 6 replies
    Adinakutnicki.com ^ | 2/14/2015 | Adina Kutnicki
    ...Al-Muhallab said, ¬ďYou must use deception in war, for it is more effective than reinforcements.¬Ē Some methods of deception include: a. Planting spies. b. Reconnaissance. c. Feigning an intent to attack an area other than the actual target, for when the Prophet (sallallńĀhu ¬Ďalayhi wa sallam) wanted to attack one area, he would give his army the impression they were going to attack another. ¬ďIf a man¬ís chest is too narrow to hold his own secret, then the chest of the one with whom he stores the secret is even narrower¬Ē [Poetry]. And be on guard against your enemy at...
  • Truth-Telling and the News Media [Former TV Journalist Gives a Christian Perspective]

    02/14/2015 3:47:34 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Ligonier ^ | 2/13/15 | Lee Webb
    Truth-Telling and the News Media from Lee Webb Feb 13, 2015 Category: Articles NBC announced Tuesday that it suspended its lead news anchor Brian Williams for six months without pay. Network brass concluded that Williams embellished his experiences covering stories over the years; most notably that he was in a U.S. Army helicopter that was hit by enemy fire during the Iraq War in 2003.I’ve taken more than a passing interest in the story since I share a couple of things in common with Mr. Williams. First, before coming to Ligonier Ministries, I spent nineteen years in a position similar to his,...
  • PBS: America's "Most Trusted Institution" and its Coverage of Islam

    02/14/2015 2:15:20 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 11 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | February 12, 2015 | Denis MacEoin
    PBS may also be charged with having broadcast religious propaganda in place of balanced educational, instructional, and public information material, despite elaborate claims to the contrary. The Muslim Brotherhood, in a 1991 memoir, spoke of its "work in America as a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within." The role played by radical individuals in a PBS broadcast and website raises many serious questions, not just for the trustees of PBS, but for national agencies responsible for accuracy in the U.S. media. If PBS does not publicly correct this confusion and revoke its association...
  • Civic life trumps religion

    02/14/2015 6:14:34 AM PST · by Dartman · 8 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Feb. 13/15 | Anthony Furey
    A free society should never dictate to the people such day-to-day issues as what clothes to wear. Thatís why burqa bans are so unsavoury. This should be regardless of your view of the religion they come from, or the fact that itís a bizarre garment to put on in a Western culture. Sure, the attire seems to contradict our approach to gender equality. It also runs counter to how facial expressions are such a large part of communication. So itís simply a matter of freedom of attire, then? Largely. At least when it comes to walking about, living your life....
  • Roy Mooreís 20-minute bout with a CNN host ó a.k.a. the death knell of the gay marriage fight

    02/12/2015 4:25:49 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/12/15 | Nia-Malika Henderson
    On gay marriage, it is all over but the shouting. But there will be some shouting. Nothing proved that more this week than when same-sex marriage arrived in Alabama, which ultimately led to an epic and at times rambling 20-minute-plus conversation Thursday between Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore and CNN's Chris Cuomo. It was repetitive, in the weeds, and in some ways futile, foreshadowing the type of framing at least some prominent conservatives will maintain as they keep up the fight against same-sex marriage. Moore dubbed the whole thing a "federal intrusion in state sovereignty." "No judge of the United...
  • Scott Walker: ďIím going to punt on that one as well." [Howard Dean loses it]

    02/12/2015 6:14:11 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    February 12, 2015
    British interviewer: "Are you comfortable with the idea of evolution? Do you believe in it? Do you accept it?" Scott Walker: ďIím going to punt on that one as well. Thatís a question a politician shouldnít be involved in one way or another." Walker tweet after: "Both science & my faith dictate my belief that we are created by God. I believe faith & science are compatible and go hand in hand. So Howard Dean [what a loser] decides to paint Walker as, "unknowledgeable" about the world and about science. However, from what I've been able to garner, Scott Walker...
  • 28 Reasons Iím DONE Talking To Most Of My Conservative Friends And Family Members

    02/11/2015 8:40:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 200 replies
    Liberal America - Saving the USA since 1776 ^ | February 11, 2015 | Tiffany Willis, founder and editor-in-chief
    Iím a Southern girl. Born in the South, raised in the South, and have rarely lived anywhere BUT the South. I actually love the South. Iíll die in the South. Being a Southern girl, I have more than my share of right-wing friends, neighbors, and family members ó and some of you have in recent years crossed the line into nut-jobbery. The fact is ó I love you guys and that will never change. Iíll admit that Iím disappointed and disturbed to see intelligent and/or educated people who are willfully ignorant. But while it does change my opinion about you...
  • Convicted killer says state won't let him practice religion (CT)

    02/11/2015 3:51:34 PM PST · by aimhigh · 10 replies
    TimesUnion.com ^ | 02/11/2015 | Pat Eaton-Robb
    A convicted killer has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the state of Connecticut, saying he's not allowed to practice his religion in prison. . . . . Kevin Harris is serving a life sentence for a 1993 murder in Bristol. He is a member of the Nation of Gods and Earths, an offshoot of the Nation of Islam more commonly known as the Five Percenters, which was founded in New York in the 1960s. The group promotes black empowerment and teaches that black men are Gods.
  • Kelvin Cochran told truth and got fired. Brian Williams lied and got "suspended"

    02/10/2015 5:30:03 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    2/10/15 | sff
    Anyone else see the hypocrisy?
  • Bakers Who Declined Service to Same-Sex Couple Found to Violate Anti-Discrimination Law

    02/10/2015 2:32:58 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 69 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 2/9/15 | Kelsey Harkness
    ...owners of an Oregon bakery who declined to make a cake for a same-sex coupleís wedding celebration were found guilty last week...will have to pay up to $150,000 for violating the Oregon Equality Act of 2007. ...Aaron said the fine would bankrupt the couple and their five children.
  • The Soul, Its Burdens, and the Path to Restoration (Part 3)PODCAST

    02/09/2015 7:01:29 PM PST · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case]
    Restoration of the soul cannot begin without a confrontation with the truth. It is through truth your condition is brought to light. And from this confrontation, a decision must then be made to continue in it, or to change it. When the right decision is made, restoration can then begin. And what does restoration begin with? Trust. What happens to the components of the soul from there will take on a new and dynamic nature, as we will explore on this edition of Making Sense with Rob Case. powered by podcast garden
  • Limbaugh: Obamaís ĎHigh Horseí Speech Is Dangerous

    02/07/2015 7:43:34 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 22 replies
    Rush Limbaugh via Truth Revolt ^ | February 6, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh via Bradford Thomas
    n his radio show Thursday, Rush Limbaugh unloaded on President Obama for his ďhigh horseĒ remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast earlier that day in which the president drew a moral equivalence between radical Islamic terror and dark episodes in the history of Christianity. The presidentís choice to attack Christianity at an event designed to unite, Limbaugh argued, revealed just how much he resents this country and how actively he is seeking to humble the West. Not only was the speech insulting, suggested Limbaugh, it's dangerous. Saying the president's Prayer Breakfast speech ďdots the I, crosses the TĒ on his...
  • Obama's 'high horse': IS, the Crusades and moral equivalency

    02/07/2015 2:55:11 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    BBC-Echo Chambers ^ | February 6, 2015 | Anthony Zurcher
    Behold the perils of invoking moral equivalency-even, or perhaps especially, when some of the events in question are separated by 800 years.......It's difficult-almost impossible-to believe the president and his staff didn't anticipate the reaction his words would generate. The question, then, is why he picked this particular fight.The president could just be poking the right-wing bear, says the Christian Science Monitor's Peter Grier. More likely,he continues, he's trying to counter the view-held by Limbaugh and others-that the US is at war with Islam as a whole..........But perhaps there's more than just the religious component at play here. As Juliet Eilperin...
  • New Jersey student wins court case to keep 'under God' in Pledge of Allegiance

    02/06/2015 1:51:31 PM PST · by blueyon · 9 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 2/06/15 | foxnews.com
    A New Jersey high school senior has won her case to keep "one nation under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance, defeating atheist attacks that sought to strike the language from the pledge. Samantha Jones, a senior at Highland Regional High School, declared victory Friday in protecting what she has described as the right of her fellow students to continue reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in its entirety. After hearing the teen and her family's case, a state judge dismiss the latest efforts by the American Humanist Association to remove "under God" from the Pledge. The legal battle first began...
  • Where Do You Draw the Line with Grace? - Steveís Letter February 2015

    02/05/2015 4:43:45 PM PST · by Idaho_Cowboy · 40 replies
    Key Life ^ | February 4, 2015 | Steve Brown
    I had lunch with a young man yesterday. He is a math and science teacher, and a very intense and focused Christian. He came to lunch with an agenda. First, he wanted to confess to being very angry with me when he first started reading my books and hearing me preach. This young man said, laughing, that I would be shocked by some of the things he wrote in the margins of my books. Second, now that he was no longer angry, he wanted to ask some clarifying biblical and theological questions. Iím often asked, ďOkay, I get this grace...
  • Federal Court Rules Religious Organizations Can Hire (and Fire) for Religious Reasons

    02/05/2015 12:08:44 PM PST · by aimhigh · 2 replies
    Action Institute Power Blog ^ | 02/05/2015 | Joe Carter
    Earlier today a federal appeals court handed down an important ruling that protects the liberties of religious organizations. . . . . According to the court opinion, Alyce Conlon worked at InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA (IVCF) in Michigan as a spiritual director, involved in providing religious counsel and prayer. She informed IVCF that she was contemplating divorce, . . . When Conlonís marital situation continued to worsen despite counseling efforts, IVCF terminated her employment. Although IVCF is not a church, the court recognized that as a Christian organization, whose purpose is to advance the understanding and practice of Christianity in colleges...
  • Exclusive: ISIS demands churches remove crosses or be bombed

    02/02/2015 2:40:19 PM PST · by Fali_G · 36 replies
    Lisadaftari.com ^ | 02/01/2015 | Lisa Daftari
    ISIS members marched into a Syrian town Friday evening demanding that all crosses be removed from the churches or have the buildings be completely destroyed, according to the Assyrian Patriotic Party. Two trucks carrying 20 armed ISIS members stormed into the predominantly Assyrian town of Tel Hormizd in Hassakeh and forced the residents to remove the cross from the main church tower. Hassakeh, an area made up of five Assyrian villages, is locatedd on the Khabur River. ISIS militants threatened to bomb the church if the cross was not removed. ďWe are calling on the world to stop this next...
  • Aaron Rodgers: I don't think God cares about football game outcomes

    02/01/2015 4:06:25 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 79 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | January 20, 2015 | CBS Sports
    The Seahawks pulled off an amazing comeback against the Packers on Sunday, but don't credit that comeback to Divine Intervention. During his weekly radio show on WAUK-AM in Wisconsin, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said that his belief is that God doesn't care who wins or loses a football game. The subject came up during a segment where host Jason Wilde asks Rodgers a question that was submitted by a Packers fan.