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  • Costa Rican a celebrity after certified miracle

    04/19/2014 3:27:33 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 57 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 19, 2014 | JAVIER CORDOBA
    TRES RIOS, Costa Rica (AP) — On a warm spring day, Floribeth Mora was in her bed waiting to die from a seemingly inoperable brain aneurysm when her gaze fell upon a photograph of Pope John Paul II in a newspaper. "Stand up," Mora recalls the image of the pope saying to her. "Don't be afraid." Mora, her doctors and the Catholic Church say her aneurysm disappeared that day in a miracle that cleared the way for the late pope to be declared a saint on April 27 in a ceremony at the Vatican where Mora will be a guest...
  • Al Sharpton Goes There: Makes Easter Message About Crucifixion and Resurrection of OBAMA

    04/19/2014 9:58:53 AM PDT · by montag813 · 27 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 04-19-2014 | Warren Seale
    by Warren Seale | Top Right News Unreal. On the “Tom Joyner Show” on Wednesday, Rev. Al Sharpton spoke about the “meaning” of Easter: “I think that the message is, no matter what the world may do to you unfairly, no matter how your crucified, nailed to the cross at home, or in your personal relationships, or on the job that you can rise if you don’t lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges. 
  • Good Friday in 7 Good Words

    04/18/2014 8:19:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 18, 2014 | Stuart Epperson, jr
    The stage was set. The night was dark. The forces of evil, visible and invisible, viciously swarmed upon One Man. Not just any man, but the One who carried the weight of the world on His back. He is the only Man who with just one word could have instantly eradicated all His foes—for He was the One Person who had the Word of God naturally flowing through Him. In fact, He was the very Word of God (John 1:1). But He opened not his mouth. Not a single sermon from the Greatest Teacher of all time who taught for...
  • Culture Challenge of the Week: The Good in “Good Friday"

    04/17/2014 11:48:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2014 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Darkness fell across the land and the man they thought would be their savior cried out in a loud voice, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Soon after, he breathed his last. The people standing at the foot of the cross beat their breasts and stumbled away. From a distance, his mother and friends watched in silent despair. His disciples were broken in spirit—no doubt confused, hurting and angry. They had followed this man for years, left their work and their families for him. They thought he would change everything. But in the course of one day,...
  • Sunrise Service

    04/17/2014 4:20:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Growing up in rural Georgia, Easter meant not only the resurrection of Jesus, but also a new Sunday dress, a hat, gloves and more chocolate than I could eat, at least at one time. My sister Kathy and I would wake up before dawn, rush to our Easter baskets, eat a few bites of chocolate, get dressed in our brand new Easter dresses and head out for the sunrise service, with candy stashed in our purses. It seemed as though the services were more bearable since we were able to unwrap the candy during the service and pop it...
  • A Real-life Spiritual Journey is Brought to the Big Screen in Heaven is for Real

    04/16/2014 7:10:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 16, 2014 | John Hanlon
    There are few people who know pain as heart-wrenching as a parent who believes that he or she could be losing a child. In the new film Heaven is for Real, the parents of Colton Burpo (Connor Corum) feel that pain. After a series of troubling events, that couple face that pain as they watch and wait to see if their son Colton will survive after his appendix ruptures and he’s brought into the hospital for an operation. In the weeks prior, Colton’s father Todd (Greg Kinnear) — a minister in the local Church— had faced several health crises of...
  • SO GAY: Christian Publisher Plans Pro-’Gay’ Book, Employees ‘Under Threat’

    04/14/2014 9:58:00 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 23 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 4/14/14 | Matt Barber
    WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group is planning to release, through its liberal imprint Convergent Books, a manuscript titled God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships. Is the Christian world about to suffer through another World Vision moment? The book’s author, Matthew Vines, is a homosexual activist and Bible revisionist known for manipulating Christian terminology to advance the counter-Christian homosexualist agenda. Despite his frequent use of a Christian-like lexicon, Vines surprisingly admits to running an apostate enterprise that he calls The Reformation Project. An unabashed denier of Biblical teaching on sexual morality, Vines has publicly acknowledged...
  • Obama: Violence against religious groups has 'no place in our society'

    04/14/2014 7:42:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 14, 2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama said violence against religious groups has "no place in our society" after an elderly man tied to hate groups allegedly opened fire Sunday and killed three people outside a Kansas City Jewish community center and retirement community. "Nobody should have to worry about their security when gathering with their fellow believers," Obama said at the opening of his remarks at the White House Easter Prayer Breakfast. "Nobody should have to fear for their safety when they go to pray." Obama said the tragedy was "all the more painful" because it came as Jews were preparing to celebrate Passover...
  • By 2024, The Democrats Will Be An Atheist Party

    04/14/2014 2:26:18 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 4-14-2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    Democrats are waging war on the faithful and are even comfortable booing God on national TV. Give it three more presidential election cycles and the Democrat Party’s platform will be expressly antireligious. Today, they still pretend not to hate the concept of faith or hold those who have it in contempt. You’ll see Hillary hitting plenty of black churches in 2016 – after all, that condescending empty suit is in no ways tired. But otherwise, Democrats are delighting in their opportunity to burden, harass and humiliate the believing. They use Obamacare to try to force the faithful to breach their...
  • How Privileged Are You? (checklist)

    04/12/2014 12:51:11 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 61 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | April 10, 2014 | Rega Jha and Tommy Wesely
    Check(list) your privilege.
  • History's Greatest Event

    04/11/2014 3:59:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    This week starts the anniversary celebrations of the greatest event in history. Two thousand years ago, in a rather routine and inconsequential act for that time, Roman authorities nailed a man to a cross. What happened next is subject to dispute. But since then, most of the western world has believed that three days after his execution, the man named Jesus came back to physical life. Whether one believes it happened or not, indisputably the first Holy Week fundamentally transformed civilization. Today, several billion people globally will celebrate Holy Week. They believe Jesus died for them, rose again from...
  • Jesus coming to CNN (plus Mike Rowe, Lisa Ling)

    04/10/2014 3:01:57 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | 4/10/14 | James Hibberd
    CNN announced a new prime-time lineup Thursday that includes Jesus... Most provocatively, the network announced at its upfront presentation to advertisers in New York City, The Jesus Code, a series which promises to take viewers on a “forensic and archaeological journey through the Bible” (cue jokes about CNN looking for a ratings miracle). Religious-themed programming has been considered hot since History stunned the industry with its ratings-shattering The Bible miniseries last year. The Jesus Code “will take viewers on a thrilling high-stakes journey through forensics, biblical archeology and forgery in history, exploring the evidence of Jesus’ existence by questioning the...
  • Op-Ed: New Mississippi law goes both ways, apparently

    04/09/2014 12:05:06 PM PDT · by John David Powell · 9 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | April 7, 2014 | John David Powell
    The nation has a new state law that goes both ways, it seems. And the interesting thing about the law is that even its supporters think it doesn’t go all the way. Last week, Mississippi governor Phil Bryant signed the Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act (http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2014/pdf/history/SB/SB2681.xml) that lets the state’s citizens and businesses challenge laws they believe substantially conflict with their religious beliefs. If this sounds familiar, it should. Several states have considered similar bills recently. In February, Arizona governor Jan Brewer vetoed a bill (http://legiscan.com/AZ/text/SB1062/id/912244) that raised a ruckus across the land because it would have let business owners...
  • America the not so religiously diverse? We're essentially, still a Christian nation

    04/07/2014 7:17:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/07/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    It’s one of the enduring traits of the United States and a source of understandable pride. Americans are, in part, defined by the freedoms they enjoy under the Constitution in general, and in our freedom of religion in particular. And this open environment has led us to be one of the most religiously diverse nations on the planet, right? As Dr. Joyner explores the topic, perhaps not so much. This comes from a new Pew Research study which breaks down the religious affiliation of Americans in one convenient graph.Looking at this graph, it’s easy to see that we’re considerably more...
  • Pastor of Florida megachurch resigns over ‘moral failure’

    04/07/2014 3:47:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 53 replies
    religion news ^ | 4/6/14 | Sarah Pulliam Bailey
    Florida megachurch pastor Bob Coy has resigned from his 20,000-member Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale congregation over a “moral failing.” A statement on the church’s website reported the news: ”On April 3, 2014, Bob Coy resigned as Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale, effective immediately, after confessing to a moral failing in his life which disqualifies him from continuing his leadership role at the church he has led since its founding in 1985,”...
  • THE GOLDEN RULE IS IN EVERY RELIGION

    04/06/2014 1:44:23 PM PDT · by little jeremiah · 49 replies
    Stephen Knapp.com ^ | Stephen Knapp
    The idea of practicing virtue to help and respect others is not absent from any part of the world. It is a basic law found everywhere. Therefore, no one has an excuse to not follow it. If we ever expect to have peace in the world, this is certainly where we can begin. The importance of this was well stated by Mohandas Gandhi: "To injure a single human being is to injure those divine powers within us, and thus the harm reaches not only that one human being, but with him the whole world." This makes it clear that whatever...
  • How the Internet Is Taking Away America’s Religion

    04/06/2014 7:35:23 AM PDT · by Yollopoliuhqui · 84 replies
    Back in 1990, about 8 percent of the U.S. population had no religious preference. By 2010, this percentage had more than doubled to 18 percent. That’s a difference of about 25 million people, all of whom have somehow lost their religion. That raises an obvious question: how come? Why are Americans losing their faith? Today, we get a possible answer thanks to the work of Allen Downey, a computer scientist at the Olin College of Engineering in Massachusetts, who has analyzed the data in detail. He says that the demise is the result of several factors but the most controversial...
  • The War Against God Is Gripping Our World

    04/05/2014 2:41:11 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 65 replies
    Paw Creek Ministries ^ | April 5, 2014 | Pastor Joseph Chambers
    Excerpts: The clouds of war are gathering all over our world, but it’s not just a war of guns and missiles, it is war against God, the Creator Himself. The Holy Ghost warned us in the prophesies of David. He wrote,“Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.” (Psalms 2:1-3) From entertainment to the high courts of America, the blasphemous world is...
  • Megyn Kelly: No, I Won’t Be Retracting My Report...That Shows How Muslims Abuse Women

    04/05/2014 10:56:12 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    Downtrend.com ^ | 4/2/14 | Brian Carey
    Honor Diaries is a movie that tells the story of nine women’s rights advocates. Now, when you read the phrase “women’s rights advocates,” you might think it’s the kind of movie that liberals would truly appreciate. Sadly, we haven’t seen any evidence of that... Honor Diaries is about the way that women are abused in countries dominated by Muslims. Therefore, the truth portrayed in that movie is politically incorrect.... Leave it to Fox News to do the job that the alleged truth-seekers in the rest of the media won’t do. Megyn Kelly discussed the movie on he program the other...
  • Ted Cruz to Liberty University Students: Defend Your Religious Freedom

    04/02/2014 4:45:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/02/2014 | Napp Nazworth
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) encouraged Christian college students at Liberty University's Convocation Wednesday to stand up for what they believe and defend their religious freedom against current assaults. "I'm here today, more than anything, to encourage you," he told the approximately 10,000 students in attendance. "To encourage you in your faith, to encourage you in your freedom, to encourage you in standing up for the principles that define you." According to Liberty University, located in Lynchburg, Va., the school's convocation is the largest weekly gathering of young Christians. Cruz's father, Raphael Cruz, spoke at one of the convocations in November....
  • Did the Bishops at the 1st Vatican Council, who voted on Papal Infallibility, possess infallibility?

    03/31/2014 7:35:15 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 259 replies
    3/31/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    A.) When the vote was taken on July 1870, at the First Vatican Council, with 433 votes in favour (placet) and only 2 against (non placet) against defining as dogma the infallibility of the pope when speaking ex cathedra, did those Bishops possess infallibility when (or at least only when) voting? Did any of them keep this infallibility (did it remain with all of them or any of them) after they left and returned home? Did any of these Bishops possess any infallibility at anytime before the vote was cast? B.) Was Mary's (the Mother of Jesus) mother immaculately conceived...
  • Weekend Box Office [Noah #1; "God's Not Dead" CRUSHES Commie-Loving Movie "Cesar Chavez"]

    03/30/2014 6:40:45 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    March 28-30, 2014 Weekend Studio Estimates
  • Hey, "Noah" Supporters, Enough with the Guilt Trip Already!

    03/29/2014 7:26:15 AM PDT · by usconservative · 34 replies
    TownHall.Com ^ | March 29thy, 2004 | Todd Starnes
    (Excerpt) Hollywood director Darren Aronofsky promised to create the least biblical, biblical movie ever made. And based on the early reviews of his film -- Mr. Aronofsky made good on his promise. He left the word "God" completely out of his movie and turned Noah into a crazed environmentalist with anger management issues who wants to slaughter his family. I also had some issues with the rock creatures portrayed in the film. Forefathers of "The Thing," perhaps?
  • A New Breed of Breeder (Slouching Towards Gaytheism: Christianity and Queer Survival in America)

    03/28/2014 2:17:56 PM PDT · by mojito · 38 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | 3/28/14 | Christopher Hart
    W. C. Harris is a radical gay activist and Professor of Queer Studies and Early American Literature. He says that homosexuals are still cruelly oppressed in America, even though some of them may end up with very comfortable jobs as university professors.... He is particularly angry with the Christian right for oppressing him.... So he would like to abolish Christianity altogether....and replace it with that he wittily calls “Gaytheism,” i.e., homosexual atheism. Unlike beastly old Christianity, this new religion will meet our spiritual needs with “new forms of community that do not harass and malign gay and lesbian Americans or...
  • Ministers Form National Task Force to Repeal ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws

    03/28/2014 12:21:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Afro American ^ | March 28, 2014 | Maria Adebola
    Trayvon Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton, speaks about her support to eradicate "stand your ground" laws. Enough is enough, says Rev. Dr. R.B. Holmes, noting the list of young Black people dead or in jail in states where “stand your ground” laws are in place. “Our young Black boys are being senselessly killed just for being Black teenagers,” said Holmes, who on March 25 announced the formation of the National Pastor’s Task Force, a nation wide coalition of 40 Black ministers who want to repeal or revise “stand your ground” laws. “We have begun the fight in Florida and pledge to...
  • Standing at the Summit

    03/28/2014 11:22:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2014 | Mike Adams
    Today, I write with some good news some of you may have already heard. On March 20, in Greenville, N.C., a federal jury unanimously sided with me in my claims that the University of North Carolina–Wilmington (UNCW) violated federal law in a 2006 promotion decision. Specifically, the jury found that my First Amendment–protected speech was a “substantial or motivating factor” in the defendants’ decision not to promote me to full professor. They also found that defendants could not prove they would have made the same decision in the absence of my speech activity. The case now moves to the judge...
  • Video: County commissioner willfully violates federal judge’s order, mentions Jesus at meeting

    03/28/2014 7:08:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/27/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Can a public official mention Jesus at an official meeting? According to a federal judge in Maryland, the answer is no. According to Carroll County commissioner Robin Frazier, it’s yes — and she’s willing to go to jail to defend what she sees is her right to free speech and religious expression:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO “Out of respect for my colleagues — I’m not sure how strongly they feel about it. I’m willing to go to jail over it,” Frazier said during the meeting, referring to Jesus Christ twice despite the ruling.“(Let) the Lord Jesus Christ to admit...
  • Patriarchate priests had fled with their families from the Crimea

    03/28/2014 5:58:21 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com
    Espreso.TV ^ | March 28, 2014 11:57
    Detained by the Security Service of Ukraine in Kiev Leader provocateurs has to do with the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation. SBU / gazeta.lviv.ua Detained Leader provocateurs has to do with the FSB / gazeta.lviv.ua It was on his Facebook page said the head of the Center for Military- Political Studies D. TIMCHUK . "With all due respect , we need to clarify details of the SBU. Detained Leader provocateurs Sergey Razumovsky was not an employee of the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine. There is information that this gentleman has to do with the FSB ," - said Timchuk...
  • ‘Lunch Lady Said I Can’t Pray,’ 5-Year-Old Tells Her Parents (Video)

    03/27/2014 4:43:35 PM PDT · by montag813 · 7 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 03-27-2014 | Susan Frommer
    by Susan Frommer  | Top Right News Imagine hearing this story from your 5-year-old when you ask her how her day was in kindergarten. Kudos to these parents for staying calm and teaching this little girl that she can pray absolutely anywhere she wants.
  • Martyrdom Today [Christians Murdered Around the World, ABC focuses on Moscow Gay bar closing]

    03/27/2014 4:01:12 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    ligonier.org ^ | George Robinson
    ... an estimated two hundred million Christians worldwide face harsh persecution each year in dozens of countries on nearly every continent. Bill Bright once said that more Christians have suffered persecution and martyrdom since the beginning of the twentieth century than in all of the rest of church history to that point. What should our response be? Always, our response should be informed prayer; and whenever possible, we should promote and participate in gospel-centered action. It is impossible to pray for situations about which we are unaware. The gospel is offensive to those who are perishing (1 Cor. 1:18); therefore,...
  • NBC and CBS Hope Pontiff's Popularity Rubs Off On Obama

    03/27/2014 2:04:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | March 27, 2014 | Kyle Drennan
    During coverage of President's Obama meeting with Pope Francis on Thursday, both NBC's Today and CBS This Morning hoped the papal visit would boost the commander-in-chief's sinking poll numbers. Today co-host Matt Lauer wondered: "The Pope, enormously popular....Is there something in just rubbing elbows with the Pope for President Obama?" [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] Chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd observed: "I think that the President, particularly right now where his own approval ratings are not so hot, just being seen with the Pope, particularly in some places where there are a lot...
  • We're more likely to believe in the supernatural than God?:..(UK)

    03/27/2014 7:55:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 27, 2014 | Fiona Macrae
    If you believe in ghosts, panic when you break a mirror and would rather walk on to the road than under a ladder, you are not alone. In fact, Britons are more likely to have faith in the supernatural than in God, a survey has found. It showed more than half give credence to the supernatural and superstition – compared with just 49 per cent who believe in God. Similarly, more people believe they have extraordinary powers such as a sixth sense than regularly go to church.
  • God and Caesar (Again)

    03/27/2014 6:57:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    "Well, then," Jesus said, "give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and give to God what belongs to God." (Mark 12:17 Living Paraphrase) When considering what belongs to Caesar and what belongs to God, what happens when the federal government seeks to replace God by defining "church" and when life begins to have value, the latter having been done in Roe vs. Wade and subsequent court rulings? While there are other issues in the Hobby Lobby case argued before the Supreme Court on Tuesday, these are the major ones. To review quickly for those who haven't been paying attention, the...
  • Non-Christians Given 'Special Consideration' In Union Teacher Contract

    03/26/2014 5:58:50 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/24/2014 | Tom Gantert
    The teachers union contract in Ferndale Public Schools in Oakland County gives "special consideration" to applicants who are of "the non-Christian faith." Michigan's Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination in employment and public services on the basis of religion. The state constitution says it, "shall not discriminate against, or grant preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in the operation of public employment, public education, or public contracting." And the Federal Civil Rights Act prohibits employment discrimination based on religion. The discriminatory provision in the Ferndale teachers union contract...
  • Campbell Co. Girl Asked to Leave School Because of Boyish Appearance

    03/26/2014 5:34:20 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 55 replies
    WDBJ7 ^ | March 25, 2015 | Tim Saunders
    Campbell Co. girl asked to stop attending school because of her "boyish" looks. In a letter sent to Sunnie's grandmother and legal guardian Mrs. Thompson, the following was written: "We believe that unless Sunnie and her family clearly understand that God has made her female and her dress and behavior need to follow suit with her God-ordained identity, that TCS is not the best place for her future education."
  • Religious Freedom At Stake In Hobby Lobby Case

    Yesterday the Supreme Court heard the case of Sebelius v Hobby Lobby. This is a potentially momentous case. Hobby Lobby is owned by a Christian family. Their religious beliefs are such that they oppose abortion in any form. They provide healthcare to their employees, however they don’t provide coverage for any procedure or pill that could harm an unborn child. Under Obamacare, the Federal government has mandated contraception and abortion coverage. Hobby Lobby objects on religious grounds. The left is crying war on women, Sandra Fluke is loudly proclaiming that corporations aren’t people and can have no religion. To take...
  • Pope Francis Threatens Hell -- Hooray!

    03/25/2014 7:03:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 25, 2014 | Dennis Prager
    Last week, Pope Francis warned Italy's Mafia leaders that if they continue their evil ways, they will go to hell. Hooray for the pope. More power to him for threatening evil people with hell. I had begun to despair that in my lifetime I would hear such talk from mainstream Christian or Jewish leaders. For the past two generations, God has rarely been depicted as judging and punishing. Instead all we have heard is the phrase, "God Is Love," which, when offered as the one description of God, is morally meaningless -- and even morally dangerous. If your aim...
  • Why churches should brace for a mass exodus of the faithful: The more conservative churches, anyway

    03/24/2014 7:38:15 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 77 replies
    The Week ^ | 04/24/14 | Damon Linker
    A few weeks ago, I wrote about how the sweeping acceptance of gay marriage in recent years is owed in large part to Christianity. Rejecting the rigidly hierarchical and stratified societies of the ancient world, Jesus Christ taught the equal dignity of all persons, proclaimed that the meek shall inherit the earth, and declared that the last shall be first and the first shall be last. The Western world has been working out the logic of these subversive teachings ever since, with the institutional transformation of marriage being the latest, though surely not the last, example of its social, moral,...
  • High court to weigh limits of religious liberty in O-Care case

    03/23/2014 2:09:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 23, 2014 | Ben Goad
    President Obama’s signature healthcare law is headed back to the Supreme Court in a high-stakes case that could redefine the limits of religious freedom in the United States. The high court on Tuesday will hear challenges to ObamaCare’s contentious “birth control mandate,” which requires companies to offer contraceptive services to workers as part of their insurance coverage. If successful, the challenge could peel away a significant portion of the mandate, potentially affecting preventive health coverage for millions of women and striking a major blow to the law itself. But the court’s ruling could also have far-reaching implications for religious liberty...
  • Russia: Supreme Court confirmed the decision to liquidate the Pentecostal Church.

    03/23/2014 8:54:24 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 20 replies
    www.spbdnevnik.ru ^ | MARCH 21, 2014
    GOOGLE TRANSLATION: Supreme Court confirmed the decision to liquidate the Pentecostal Church. Full name of the religious organization - "Evangelical Christian Church Pentecostal "Harvest". It leads its activity about 20 years. According to experts, in Russia this movement is not less than 200 thousand followers. Pentecostal put on a par with the "Jehovah's Witnesses" in the scale and pace of distribution. According to eyewitnesses, at meetings of believers belong to a state of ecstasy until the hysterical attacks - is that the only way to know the Holy Spirit. Theologians on their websites make it move in the list of...
  • My cross to bear – why I no longer hide my faith in the newsroom

    03/22/2014 11:30:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/16/14 | Lauren Ashburn
    ...As a practicing Catholic, I began my career in local TV newsrooms where I quickly learned...religious beliefs are something you keep to yourself. ...I never thought that wearing a cross necklace would be considered “flashy.” The first time I wore one to work, I was told to take it off because it would be distracting to the audience. I wanted to keep my TV job so much; I did it. It didn’t seem to matter to management that I wasn’t covering religion. While putting the cross -- given to me by my parents -- in my purse, I told myself...
  • Pope warns mobsters they risk going to hell [Will he say same to abortionists, etc.?]

    03/22/2014 8:26:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    yahoo/ap ^ | 3/21/14 | NICOLE WINFIELD
    Pope Francis has a warning for Italy's mobsters: They will go to hell if they don't repent and renounce their "blood-stained money and blood-stained power."
  • Den of Vipers in The Nest of Falcons

    03/22/2014 7:58:27 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | March 22, 2014 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.. – Matthew 10:22 Todd Starnes opened up a can of worms last week by reporting the actions of Christian hater Mikey Weinstein, director of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation. “Mikey the Intolerant” demanded the Air Force Academy remove a Bible verse posted on a cadet’s whiteboard. Academy stall determined from Mikey’s complaint that Galatians 2:20 created a hostile academic environment. Though Mr. Weinstein claimed that 29 cadets and four faculty and staff members complained to him about the...
  • Go Therefore

    03/21/2014 4:38:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 21, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    As the Northern Hemisphere begins its slow tilt toward the sun, American Protestants will start giving their churches money to send their children away. These spring break and summer excursions will most often be to tropical places or a few remaining snowy places for skiing. The teenagers can work on their tans on the beach in Central America while sharing the gospel and hammering nails. Somewhere, however, in their own hometown, there are people or families starving, unable to read, struggling to make ends meet or who just need to hear the encouraging words of their Savior. Christ gave the...
  • Duck Dynasty: We’re Proud To Be ‘Religious’ People

    03/20/2014 3:33:16 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    This family of duck hunters is used to ruffling a few feathers when it comes to speaking their mind about their faith. But “Duck Dynasty’s” Willie and Korie Robertson aren’t backing down when it comes to the things they believe in. “God and our faith is what sustains us,” Korie told FOX411. “It’s what makes our life good.” -
  • Suburban Detroit teacher contract gives hiring preference to non-Christians

    03/20/2014 10:58:33 AM PDT · by TitansAFC · 36 replies
    Cain TV ^ | March 20th, 2014 | Dan Calabrese
    Quite a find yesterday by Michigan Capitol Confidential, which is a publication of the free-market Mackinac Center for Public Policy. In Ferndale, Michigan, which is directly north of Detroit, the contract between the school district and the teachers union contains a clause that gives hiring preference to members of certain groups - mostly ethnic minorities. But the Ferndale school officials and their union have an interesting way of defining a minority, and if you're a Christian, you might want to look elsewhere for a teaching job: Should there be two (2) or more of these applicants with equal qualifications for...
  • For ‘American Idol’ contestant, S.F. Jewish community is home [Lesbian]

    03/20/2014 5:59:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    jweekly ^ | 3/14/14 | Sue Barnett
    ...viewers know MK Nobilette as the 20-year-old singer from San Francisco who has made history as “American Idol’s” first openly gay contestant, the young woman with a soulful voice and supercool style, and one of just 11 competitors still in the running as of earlier this week. But at Or Shalom Jewish Community in San Francisco, she is better known as Michaela Spatt Nobilette, who made her public singing debut at her 2007 bat mitzvah.
  • 2014 National Conference [Ligonier: "Overcoming The World" Free Streaming Audio/Video]

    03/19/2014 3:40:25 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper
    Ligonier.org ^ | 3/19/14 | Nathan Bingham
    “By His life, death, and resurrection, our Savior has conquered our enemies, and by His Spirit He has granted us to share in the victory.” —R.C. SproulLast week we held our 2014 National Conference on the theme, Overcoming the World. This conference sought to consider what Scripture says about confronting worldliness, defending the faith, living as a faithful remnant, and understanding biblical ethics. We are now pleased to announce that the audio and video from each session are available either to purchase or stream for free: To the World, Folly & a Stumbling Block by Steven Lawson Out of This...
  • Jackboot politics

    03/18/2014 8:27:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    World Magazine ^ | 3/7/14 | Mindy Belz
    The fevered cry over Arizona’s proposed religious freedom bill is the noise of coming coercion And to think it all started with peyote. When members of the Native American Church got fired from their jobs for smoking the cactus, they sued. The Supreme Court sided with the employer. Congress stepped in, passing the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) in 1993. In essence it provides a way to test government violations of the First Amendment’s free exercise of religion clause, and limits government coercion. Simply put, the government shouldn’t punish people for practicing their religion unless it has a good reason....
  • Bill Gates Reveals Family Goes to Catholic Church: 'It Makes Sense to Believe in God'

    03/17/2014 6:02:02 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 71 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 3/14/17 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Bill Gates, the richest man in the world, revealed in a recent interview that his family goes to a Catholic church and that religious morality inspires a lot of his charity work. He also shared his personal thoughts on God and the biggest issues facing the world today. "The moral systems of religion, I think, are super important. We've raised our kids in a religious way; they've gone to the Catholic church that Melinda goes to and I participate in. I've been very lucky, and therefore I owe it to try and reduce the inequity in the world. And that's...