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  • Franklin Graham [Facebook Post About Today's Meeting with Donald Trump]

    06/21/2016 1:58:19 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 122 replies
    facebook ^ | 6/21/16 | Franklin Graham
    I’ve been in New York this morning to attend a meeting organized by Dr. Ben Carson and others who invited Donald J. Trump to speak to evangelical Christian leaders from across the country. Governor Mike Huckabee was moderator and Mr. Trump answered questions on a wide range of issues. Dr. James Dobson asked the first question–he asked Mr. Trump what he would do concerning religious liberty issues. Mr. Trump said the number one thing he could do for religious liberty would be to appoint great Supreme Court justices and he reminded everyone that the next president could appoint up to...
  • Donald Trump Meets With 1,000 "Enthusiastic" Faith Leaders In New York City

    06/21/2016 9:29:17 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 37 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 21, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump is meeting with a group of more than 1,000 faith leaders in New York City. The evangelical leaders gathered during the United in Purpose and My Faith Votes summit, titled: A Conversation About Americas Future with Donald Trump and Ben Carson.
  • How can Trump win the many undecided evangelicals? We asked them.

    06/21/2016 5:33:20 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 100 replies
    Donald Trump will meet behind closed doors on Tuesday with hundreds of the nations most prominent Christian conservatives megachurch pastors, religious media personalities, theological writers, heads of social conservative organizations and more. Many of these Christian leaders supported other candidates, including Ted Cruz, Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina in the primary season. Some have criticized the presumptive Republican nominee for his rhetoric about race and about women, his lack of an anti-abortion history and even his ownership of casinos. What would Trump have to say to earn their support on Tuesday? Several people who will be attending the meeting...
  • California's state religion

    06/19/2016 3:35:33 PM PDT · by NRx · 21 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 06-19-2016 | JOEL KOTKIN
    In a state ruled by a former Jesuit, perhaps we should not be shocked to find ourselves in the grip of an incipient state religion. Of course, this religion is not actually Christianity, or even anything close to the dogma of Catholicism, but something that increasingly resembles the former Soviet Union, or present-day Iran and Saudi Arabia, than the supposed world center of free, untrammeled expression. Two pieces of legislation introduced in the Legislature last session, but not yet enacted, show the power of the new religion. One is Senate Bill 1146, which seeks to limit the historically broad exemptions...
  • The Story of a Same-Sex Attracted Pastor and Husband

    06/15/2016 2:39:12 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 6/15/16 | Sam Allberry
    Whats it like to grow up in a conservative Christian home, come to terms with your same-sex attraction, and serve as a husband and pastor? Allan Edwards, a Presbyterian pastor based in Western Pennsylvania, shares his compelling story in this video. Allan illustrates again the power of the biblical narrative when it comes to the issue of homosexuality. He is to be commended for his openness on an issue thats so contentious, as are these other brand-new testimonies from the UK. Allan talks about having struggled with hypocrisy and pornography. He also shares how Christians helped him along the way:...
  • U.S. Southern Baptists Repudiate Confederate Flag

    06/15/2016 4:54:16 AM PDT · by DH · 69 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/15/2016 | Reporting by Steve Gorman; Editing by Nick Macfie
    The U.S. Southern Baptist Convention adopted a resolution on Tuesday repudiating the Confederate battle flag as an emblem of slavery, marking the latest bid for racial reconciliation by Americas largest Protestant denomination.
  • Let's not jump to conclusions about Orlando

    06/14/2016 2:05:40 PM PDT · by chuckles · 59 replies
    vanity | 06-14-2016 | chuckles
    I just wanted to stop and take a breath here before the media hand feeds us a meme that will live forever in people's minds. The initial attack in Orlando brought several meme's out of the woodwork but what stuck initially was the shooters name was Arab so bing, bang, boom, there's the answer. I agree Islam is from the devil and deserves much scrutiny for any philosophy that condones killing women, homosexuals, Christians, all infidels, and of course other Muslims that don't think just like you do. And of course, the automatic gun control effort rears it's ugly head...
  • See Something, Say Nothing A Homeland Security Officer Exposes the Govt. Submission to Jihad

    06/14/2016 5:40:40 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    WND books.wnd.com ^ | May 24, 2016 | Phillip Haney, Art Moore
    See Something, Say Nothing A Homeland Security Officer Exposes the Govt. Submission to Jihad One day after a prominent U.S. Muslim leader reacted to the November 2015 Paris attacks with a declaration that the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, has nothing to do with Islam, President Obama made the same assertion. Who exactly is the enemy we face, not only in the Middle East but also within our borders? Is it murderers without a coherent creed or nihilistic killers who want to tear things down, as some described ISIS after 130 people were brutally slain and another 368 injured...
  • Media Ignore External Influences on 'Homegrown Extremist' Mateen

    06/13/2016 5:06:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | June 13, 2016 | Tom Blumer
    In his second speech on Sunday morning's terrorist massacre in Orlando, Florida, President Barack Obama said  on Monday that "the shooter was inspired by various extremist information that was disseminated over the Internet," that "we see no clear evidence that he was directed externally," and that "this is certainly an example of the kind of homegrown extremism that all of us have been so concerned about for a very long time." The press, led as usual by the Associated Press, is certainly cooperating with those characterizations. Presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has clearly made up her mind that...
  • Neanderthals built mysterious cave structures 175,000 years ago

    06/13/2016 1:51:05 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 27 replies
    The Guardian. ^ | 5/25/2016 | Ian Sample
    Mysterious structures found deep inside a French cave are the work of Neanderthal builders who lived in the region more than 100,000 years before modern humans set foot in Europe. The extraordinary constructions are made from nearly 400 stalagmites that have been yanked from the ground and stacked on top of one another to produce rudimentary walls on the damp cave floor. The most prominent formations are two ringed walls, built four layers deep in places, which appear to have been propped up with stalagmites wedged in place as vertical stays. The largest of the walls is nearly seven metres...
  • Ways United Methodists can take a stand against gun violence (UMC goes full retard on guns)

    06/13/2016 8:24:28 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 36 replies
    UMC website ^ | 13 JUNE 16 | A UMC.org Feature by Joe Iovino
    Pray for Orlando" we read on Facebook and Twitter. Prayer is vitally important, but is there more we can do? As United Methodist Christians, we mourn with the victims and families of those wounded and killed in the shootings on June 12, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. We may even pray and wonder if anything could have been done to avert this heinous act. But should we do more? Is there anything that can be done to keep something similar from happening in the future? While we may not agree on a solution, many of us agree there is a problem....
  • Vanity: Survivor of Orlando "Pulse" Club asks God to spare him

    06/13/2016 7:38:01 AM PDT · by wbarmy · 61 replies
    06/13/2016 | Wbarmy
    One of the survivors, a guy named Alamo told the press "My first thought was, 'Oh my God, I'm going to die," Alamo said, his voice very quiet. "I was praying to God that I would live to see another day. I couldn't believe this was happening."
  • Muslim Immigrants To America: Sharia Is Better Than freedom

    06/12/2016 12:51:20 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    heidelblog.net ^ | 6/2/15 | R Scott Clark
    Ami on the Street: America or Somalia - you might be surprised
  • Father Of Orlando Shooter To NBC News: "This Has Nothing To Do With Religion"

    06/12/2016 10:32:47 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 162 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 12, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    According to a report on this weekends broadcast of NBCs Sunday Today, Mir Seddique, father of suspected Orlando mass shooter Omar Mateen, told NBC News when reached by phone that the incident had nothing to do with religion.
  • African Woman Destroys Black/Liberal Praise Of Muhammad Ali With 1 Question

    06/11/2016 9:23:45 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 37 replies
    Mad World News ^ | 11 June 16 | Mona Walter
    https://youtu.be/jnScuchi_SU
  • LGBT Bill Threatens Californias Religious Schools

    06/09/2016 2:13:41 PM PDT · by milton23 · 15 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 6/9/2016 | Andrew Egger
    A California state bill designed to prevent anti-LGBT discrimination at private universities is threatening to expose faith-based schools to enormous legal threats, school officials warn. SB 1146, introduced in February by state Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, which passed the state Senate May 26, is designed to close a little-known loophole in California law under which private colleges can make admission, housing, and faculty decisions based on gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation, according to a press release from Laras office.
  • U. of Miami starts nations first chair for study of atheism

    06/05/2016 2:58:10 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    seattle times ^ | 5/20/16 | L. Goodstein
    ...the University of Miami received a donation in late April from a wealthy atheist to endow what it says is the nations first academic chair for the study of atheism, humanism and secular ethics. ...established after years of discussion with a $2.2 million donation from Louis Appignani, a retired businessman and former president and chairman of the modeling school Barbizon... ....Im trying to eliminate discrimination against atheists, said Appignani, 83, a Florida resident. So this is a step in that direction, to make atheism legitimate. ....It took some persuading for the University of Miami to agree to create a chair...
  • School sends sheriff to order child to stop sharing Bible verses

    06/03/2016 7:05:11 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    Fox ^ | 6/3/16 | Todd Starnes
    A public school in California ordered a 7-year-old boy to stop handing out Bible verses during lunch and they dispatched a deputy sheriff to the childs home to enforce the directive. This is a clear, gross violation of the rights of a child, said Horatio Mihet, a Liberty Counsel attorney representing the first-grader who attends Desert Rose Elementary School in Palmdale. They are also representing his parents, Christina and Jaime Zavala.
  • 10 Reasons State-Sanctioned Atheism Is Out of Step with Our American Traditions

    06/01/2016 1:46:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 1, 2016 | Jerry Newcombe
    The University of Miami has now announced a chair for the study of atheism. In another recent story, an atheist group is suing a sheriff because of his pro-God statements on his Facebook page (Constitution.com, 5/19/16). No one can deny the rise of the shrill atheistic voices of our time. But dare I say that the idea of state-sanctioned and in some cases state-mandated atheism is absolutely out of step with the traditions of America. Here are 10 reasons why: 1) At the time of our founding, 99.8% of the population was professing Christians. Ben Franklin, himself a bit of...
  • Hating Jesus: Liberals Declare Spiritual Warfare

    05/29/2016 7:12:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 29, 2016 | Matt Barber
    “Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also.”– John 15:20The answer had to be yes. The Holy Spirit made it crystal clear. When Tristan Emmanuel, managing publisher and CFO of BarbWire Books, called me and said it was time for me to put pen to paper and write a book on the anti-Christian left’s demonic war on religious liberty (and all things godly and good), I immediately agreed.And so with the tireless help of my project partner...
  • Obama At Hiroshima: Every Religion Claims "License To Kill"

    05/27/2016 7:59:12 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 77 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 27, 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    President Barack Obama delivered a pious anti-war address in Hiroshima highlighting humanitys core contradiction of war, lamenting that humanity tried to justify war because of religion. How easily we learn to justify violence in the name of some higher cause, he said. Every great religion promises a pathway to love and peace and righteousness, and yet no religion has been spared from believers that have claimed their faith has a license to kill.
  • Christianity Is Not Private But A Bakery Is

    05/25/2016 8:17:11 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    The Heidelblog ^ | R Scott Clark
    .....Despite the 1st amendment and his oath, Sen. Schumer (D-New York) says that religious Americans have a choice: hold their religious faith or go into business but, according to Sen. Schumer, religious people cannot both practice their faith and conduct business in America.... The first part of the answer is that...it became a given in the modern period that religion is an essentially private, theoretical matter. ....The second part of the answer is really a question. How did it come to be that, in America, a nation founded on the principle of the right of relatively unencumbered religious practice, in...
  • Moderate Malaysians Against Unilateral Conversion of Children

    05/25/2016 12:03:33 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Malaysia Star ^ | Wednesday, 25 May 2016 | RAHIMY RAHIMandADRIAN CHAN
    Moderate Malaysians are making a stand against the unilateral conversion of children, urging that they be allowed to hold on to their original faith until they can decide for themselves at age 18. Businessman and moderation activist Anas Zubedy said a childs religion must be agreed on by both parents. Unilateral conversions should not be allowed for whatever religion, be it Islam, Christianity, Hinduism or Buddhism. Should a parent convert to a religion different from that at the time of marriage, especially during dissolution of the marriage, the children should remain in the original faith until they turn 18, he...
  • Language shift has produced government worship

    05/24/2016 9:02:59 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/24/16 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Until we recapture the true meaning of elected officials as representative servants, and use our tongues to reinstate that fact, we will suffer the consequences of our own folly Deeper than PC mania that has skewed culture, government role titles have been reconfigured to instill reverence over familiarity. The repetitive wrongful identification of officials has produced a mindset far different from the original intent of government. All this to say that weve inadvertently changed our relationship to government by allowing changes in address to occur. At the top of the list is how we refer to elected officeholders weve...
  • Meet The Moms Fighting the Government Over Their Childrens Bathroom Privacy

    05/23/2016 10:42:15 AM PDT · by milton23 · 6 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 5/23/16 | Kelsey Harkness
    A group of North Carolina parents are joining forces to fight the Obama administration over its policy that forces public schools to allow transgender students into restrooms, showers, and locker rooms that are opposite from their biological sex. Its not safe for my daughter, Tammy Covil, a mother from Wilmington, N.C. told The Daily Signal. The parents, part of a nonprofit called North Carolinians for Privacy, allege in a lawsuit filed May 10 against the Department of Justice and the Department of Education that the federal government is forcing them to choose between their childrens privacy and educational future.
  • The Lost Art of Bible Meditation

    05/22/2016 11:58:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2016 | Jerry Newcombe
    We have lost the great art of Bible meditation today, and we are the poorer for it. In 1987, newsman Ted Koppel gave a classic commencement speech at Duke, in which he famously said that Moses didnt come down from Mt. Sinai carrying the Ten Suggestions. Note what Koppel then said about television and our ability to concentrate: Look at MTV or Good Morning America and watch the images and ideas flash past in a blur of impressionistic appetizers. No, there is not much room on TV for complexity. We have been losing concentration power through the constant stimulation of...
  • 8 ARGUMENTS FOR WHY YOU SHOULD BE ANXIOUS TODAY (AND HOW THE BIBLE RESPONDS)

    05/22/2016 5:14:52 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 5/17/16 | Justin Taylor
    An important lesson of the Christian life is that the heart of the battle is a fight not between abstract commands (do this! dont do that!) but rather arguments... 1. ANXIETY IS WORTH IT BECAUSE GOD IS TOO FAR AWAY TO HEAR MY NEEDS... 2...GOD DOES NOT CARE FOR ME AND I NEED TO GET MYSELF OUT OF THIS HUMILIATING STAGE OF LIFE... 3...IF MY PROBLEMS ARENT SOLVED I COULD DIE.... 4...I HAVE NO PRACTICAL EVIDENCE IN THE WORLD THAT GOD VALUES ME OR WILL TAKE CARE OF ME.... 5. ANXIETY IS WORTH IT BECAUSE OF HOW MUCH IT HELPS...
  • Babylon Rises (Blog on Transgender Bathroom Controversy)

    05/20/2016 7:44:13 AM PDT · by pcottraux · 13 replies
    Depths Of Pentecost ^ | 5-14--2016 | Philip Cottraux
    Babylon Rises By Philip Cottraux I normally avoid controversial topics, preferring Bible teachings to divisive political issues. However, I have addressed gay marriage, church shootings and abortion, and now a particular firestorm has come against my state in recent weeks that I can no longer ignore. God is calling His people to take a stand. As homosexual fascism has swept America into embracing immorality under the phony guise of civil rights, ethical dilemmas have been created for local governments to deal with. North Carolina recently passed House Bill 2, which states that a transgendered person should use the restroom of...
  • Religious Universities Pressured to Secularize

    05/17/2016 8:27:47 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 15 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 17, 2016 | Kallina Crompton
    Since the Supreme Court decision on marriage, the government has put many religious universities on the "shame list" if they seek waivers that allow them to teach traditional values of marriage and sexuality without being stripped of grants or funding. "It is sad to think how far things have come where religious institutions are now being targeted for disfavor from the government because of their views on marriage," religious liberty attorney Roger Severino said at the Heritage Foundation on April 13, 2016. Dr. Derek Halvorson, the President of Covenant College, on the panel with Severino, said "Christian colleges and universities...
  • Surrendering to Death

    05/15/2016 8:00:32 AM PDT · by GilGil · 13 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | 5/14/2016 | Gavin McInnes
    <p>Jesse Hughes: I saw fear fall like a blanket on the whole crowd and they fell like wheat in the windthe way you would before a god. I was totally alert from the very beginning. The first thing I needed to do was find my girl. Fear took a backseat and wheres my girl? took over. I could smell gunpowder in the backstage area and I knew someone fired a round back there. I saw a guy with an FAL and when he turned to face me his eyes looked like marbles. He was stoned out of his mind, and we now know they were on Xanax and cocaine. I recognized him. Id seen him earlier in the day and noticed him staring at us...</p>
  • High school football captains host revival meeting in school gym

    05/10/2016 3:29:26 PM PDT · by fungoking
    Youtube ^ | Vanity
    A little good culture news. 4 senior football captains along with the public school's Fellowship of Christian Athletes hosted a 2 night revival in the high school gym last weekend. 2 preached each night. This is the promo
  • Franklin Graham: The Persecution of Christians Is Escalating

    05/10/2016 11:51:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Billy Graham.org ^ | 5/9/16 | Franklin Graham
    The persecution of Christians is escalating worldwide. A recent survey found that in just the past year, more than 7,100 believers were killed for their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. In many countries, they are being systematically tortured and slaughtered by Islamic radicals hellbent on eradicating any vestige of Christianity. Churches are burned, looted, and bulldozed. Pastors are frequently targeted and martyred. In dozens of other countries, Christians are severely oppressed by government authorities and routinely denied any chance at an education and jobs. They live as second-class citizens, shunned and mocked by their neighbors who despise Christ. And...
  • WATCH: ISIS in Philippines Beheads Canadian John Ridsdel (NSFW OP)

    05/08/2016 9:16:24 PM PDT · by Vendome · 50 replies
    HEAVY ^ | May 3, 2016 | Sam Prince
    In a new video purportedly released by Islamic State affiliate Abu Sayyaf, Canadian hostage John Ridsdel is beheaded after Canadas refusal to pay the terrorists his ransom. In the latest video, ISIS crudely beheads Ridsdel. Watch the video above. Viewer discretion is advised.
  • Giant cross at Pensacola park sparks lawsuit

    05/05/2016 10:27:13 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    WEAR TV-3 Pensacola, FL ^ | Wednesday, May 4th 2016 | By David Gonzalez
    Looper's church has used the site for Easter services. Looper said, "We don't need the cross to have that service. He planned on being there again this year but apparently the gentleman connected to the lawsuit who lives here secured that area for himself; apparently to prevent us from being able to use it." The cross is located on the northeast side of Bayview Park. Since the park is public, some want it taken down. They want people from all religions to feel comfortable going to the park. Monica Miller, senior counsel for the American Humanist Association said, "These citizens...
  • Big Business Helps Squash Voters on Religious Liberty Debate

    05/04/2016 10:03:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 4/28/16 | Katrina Trinko
    When it comes to religious liberty debates, big businesses dont want the people to decide. Or at least they dont want the people of Missouri to decide.... ...Missouri was debating a bill that, if passed, would have gone to the people to vote on, not the governors desk. ....But apparently even allowing people to vote on a constitutional amendment that protected the religious liberty of both those opposed to and in favor of same-sex marriagea bill that the citizens of Missouri were free to reject if they opposed itwas a step too far for big businesses. [Opposing religious liberty for...
  • Hillary Clinton Wants Christians to Give Up on Bible Beliefs

    05/04/2016 12:12:57 AM PDT · by Lera · 111 replies
    Charizma News ^ | 4/28/2015 | Ron Cantor
    Hillary Clinton claims to be Christian. Barack Obama claims to be a Christian. And I am claiming to be a brain surgeon! Any takers? You see just saying, "I am a brain surgeon," doesn't mean I can perform brain surgery. I would need to back it up with a diploma and years of training. In the same way, no American will get elected president claiming, "The Bible is outdated, it's just a bunch of stories. I am a humanistic socialist at heart!" Sure the left will have no problem with that, but you can't win without independents. So the candidates...
  • The Return To Nimrod

    05/03/2016 8:58:18 AM PDT · by inpajamas · 4 replies
    Rantz and Reckonings ^ | 05/03/2016 | R.A. Sprinkle
    When the people turn to man as the answer rather than God, failure and bondage will always be the outcome. It is the process we see in motion with Obama who has a pharaoh complex, and it will continue when Obama is gone regardless of whether we have a Democrat or Republican president if salvation is looked for from the greatness of a man. We have been given a historic example of this phenomenon in the story of Nimrod and the Tower of Babel. Nimrod (meaning: rebel, or, let us rebel) was the first renown tower builder who united the...
  • What's So Great About Christianity by Dinesh D'Souza, a Book Review

    05/02/2016 3:58:10 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 2 replies
    Hubpages ^ | 05/02/2016 | Tamara Wilhite
    Dinesh D'Souza has received a lot of attention for his documentaries like "America: Imagine The World Without Her" and "Obama's America", both looking at what factors shaped Obama and the US' influence on the world. This older book is a good look at the influence Christianity as a whole has had on the world and the United States.
  • Midtown Manhattan cathedral engulfed in flames: 'Irreplaceable' 160-year-old Orthodox Christian...

    05/01/2016 6:38:11 PM PDT · by blueyon · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/01/16 | Chris Pleasance
    "Midtown Manhattan cathedral engulfed in flames: 'Irreplaceable' 160-year-old Orthodox Christian church is consumed by fire" A 160-year-old Orthodox Christian cathedral in New York has been completely destroyed after a huge fire tore through it on Sunday The blaze broke out at the Serbian Cathedral of Saint Sava on 25th Street in Manhattan's Flatiron district at around 7pm. It is not known how the fire started, though it is believed to have broken out on the first floor of the building before consuming the interior and roof. An FDNY spokesman said that nobody was believed to be inside the building at...
  • Fire engulfs Serbian Orthodox cathedral in Manhattan on Orthodox Easter

    05/01/2016 4:52:54 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 41 replies
    RT ^ | 05.01.2016 | Twitter
    A huge fire has engulfed a Serbian Orthodox Church in downtown Manhattan, on the day that Orthodox Christians are celebrating the Holy Easter.
  • RUSSIANS ARE BECOMING MORE RELIGIOUS: STATE POLL

    04/30/2016 12:36:43 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 14 replies
    newsweek.com ^ | 4/29/16 AT 1:36 PM | DAMIEN SHARKOV
    Russians are becoming more and more religious, according to a poll by state survey company WCIOM. More Russians claimed they relied on divine help or intervention and more believed in predetermined fate than they did 25 years ago.
  • The Power Of Positive Declarations: Joel Osteen Can Now Fly satire

    04/27/2016 8:11:47 PM PDT · by fungoking · 7 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 2/28/16 | Staff
    The Babylon Bee | Your Trusted Source For Christian News Satire. Home Celebs CelebsMinistriesU.S. The Power Of Positive Declarations: Joel Osteen Can Now Fly February 28, 2016 HOUSTON, TXJoel Osteen, celebrity senior pastor of Lakewood Church, has been proclaiming the life-changing power of regular, vocal, positive declarations and self-affirmations for years, and for just as long has pointed to his own life and accomplishments as irrefutable evidence of their efficacy. My primary residence has more elevators than your house has bathrooms, he told churchgoers in a recent sermon. And do you know why? Its because I declared it would happen....
  • How I Discovered True Masculinity [Homosexuals Do NOT Want You To Read His Testimony!]

    04/27/2016 5:59:30 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 4/27/16 | Matt Moore
    My adolescence was a social nightmare.... .... I didnt utter the word gay to describe myself until I was 19 years old, and no one prior to that time knew about my so-called sexual orientation. ....Fast-forward six years...I found myself a Christian in a new community: the church. Though my souls deepest need (reconciliation with God) was satisfied through being united to Jesus, the relational sphere of my life remained strangled by insecurity... .... I lingered in the shadows...attending services and then quickly escaping.... I began to sneak out of the building when some guy literally began to yell my...
  • Archbishop of Havana, key figure in US detente, steps down

    04/26/2016 7:18:06 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Herald Online ^ | 4/26/16 | Michael Weissenstein
    Cardinal Jaime Ortega, who oversaw a warming of relations with the Communist government and played a role in the secret negotiations that led to U.S.-Cuba detente, has stepped down, the Vatican announced Tuesday. He is being replaced....
  • Religious groups must adhere to the leadership of the Communist Party Pres. Xi Jinping (China)

    04/24/2016 4:22:40 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Hong Kong Free Press ^ | 24 April 2016
    Religious groups must adhere to the leadership of the Communist Party Pres. Xi Jinping 24 April 2016 13:03 AFP Chinese religious groups must obey the staunchly atheist ruling Communist Party, President Xi Jinping has told a key meeting on religion according to state media, as Beijing tightens controls on civil society organisations and churches. Religious groups must adhere to the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Xi told senior party officials at a conference ending on Saturday, the official Xinhua news agency said. But party members must be unyielding Marxist atheists, he said, calling on them...
  • Conscientious Objectors

    04/22/2016 5:21:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2016 | Mike Adams
    The left has always had great admiration for the conscientious objector. I know something about that because I was a kid in the late 60s and early 70s when the Vietnam War was being fought. Some people refused to serve in the war because of their deeply held religious beliefs. To those on the right they were cowards. To those on the left they were heroes. As the son of a military officer I got one side of the story. As a student in the public schools I got the other. My teachers did their best to convince me there...
  • Lindsay Lohan Is Converting To Islam

    04/21/2016 9:43:13 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 117 replies
    The Superficial ^ | April 20, 2016
    Im a very spiritual person and Im really open to learning, the Catholic-born actress told The Sun on her conversion to Islam. Lohan, 29, who was spotted carrying a copy of the Koran while tending to her community service in New York last summer, also said theres more to the text than what many people have been led to believe. And you can totally trust Lindsay when it comes to the Koran because its not like shes walking around preaching about it without even reading the whole thing. Who does that? Im not done reading it. Do you know how...
  • US commission weighs in on religious liberty vs. human rights

    04/21/2016 7:09:44 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | 4/21/16 | Kim Winston
    Citing religious liberty as a reason for denying one class of citizens bathroom access, equal housing or services is a human rights violation. Thats the finding of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, an independent, bipartisan agency that advises the president and Congress on civil rights matters.
  • The Blessing of an Excellent Wife

    04/20/2016 1:56:04 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    ligonier.org ^ | 4/20/16 | Steven Lawson
    Few influences affect a man’s heart for God more than his wife, for better or for worse. She will either encourage his spiritual devotion to the Lord or she will hinder it. She will either enlarge his passion for God or she will pour cold water on it. What kind of wife encourages her husband’s spiritual growth? Proverbs 31:10–31 provides a profile of the wife who is worthy of her husband’s trust. Such a wife is the embodiment of true wisdom from God, causing the husband to confide in her with complete trust.“An excellent wife who can find? She is...
  • WHAT IS HPN? [Hollywood Prayer Network]

    04/19/2016 3:02:37 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    I have found the greatest power in the world is the power of prayer. Cecil B. Demille Hollywood Prayer Network (HPN) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization led by entertainment industry Christians, seeking to impact our culture for Christ through prayer. We are committed to asking Christians everywhere to pray for the artists and professionals, projects and productions, and global impact of Hollywood: the worlds most influential mission field. With an attitude of love, it is our passion to mobilize people around the world to engage in culture, pray for the media, and help transform the spiritual climate of Hollywood. Whether...