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  • The Washington Post Has Insistently Asked If Obama Is A Christian FOR OVER 8 YEARS

    08/02/2015 11:53:07 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 45 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 2, 2016 | Eric Owens
    Seven long years into the presidency of Barack Obama, The Washington Post continues its obsessive quest to suggest that Obama may be lying when he professes to be a Christian. The latest fringe assertion from the Post about Obama’s religion emanated this weekend from national political correspondent James Hohmann. A previous instance occurred in February. Both recent times when the Post raised questions about Obama’s private religious beliefs, the newspaper also focused on Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker. The reasons that the Post has used reporting about Walker to channel its bizarre questions about Obama’s Christianity remain unclear. At a...
  • Scott Walker Still Isn’t Sure If President Obama Is Christian

    08/02/2015 2:45:29 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 76 replies
    Time ^ | August 2, 2016 | Phillip Elliot
    ....“I don’t know,” the Republican presidential candidate said... “I presume he is,”.... “You’re not going to get a different answer than I said before,” Walker said toward the end of a Q&A session moderated by Politico’s Mike Allen. Walker said he’s never asked Obama about his faith. “As someone who is a believer myself, I don’t presume to know someone’s beliefs about whether they follow Christ or not unless I’ve actually talked with him.”..... “He said he is, and I take him at his word.”...
  • This map shows the US really has 11 separate 'nations' with entirely different cultures

    08/02/2015 11:51:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 27, 2015 | Matthew Speiser
    In his fourth book, "American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures in North America," award-winning author Colin Woodard identifies 11 distinct cultures that have historically divided the US. "The country has been arguing about a lot of fundamental things lately including state roles and individual liberty," Woodard, a Maine native who won the 2012 George Polk Award for investigative reporting, told Business Insider. "[But] in order to have any productive conversation on these issues," he added, "you need to know where you come from. Once you know where you are coming from it will help move the...
  • Obama Appointee And Bundler Blocks More Video Releases By Group Behind Planned Parenthood Sting

    08/02/2015 7:22:33 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    the Federalist.com ^ | Jul 31, 2015 | Mollie Hemingway
    Obama Appointee And Bundler Blocks More Video Releases By Group Behind Planned Parenthood Sting July 31, 2015 By Mollie Hemingway A federal judge late Friday granted a temporary restraining order against the release of recordings made at an annual meeting of abortion providers. The injunction is against the Center for Medical Progress, the group that has unveiled Planned Parenthood’s participation in the sale of organs harvested from aborted children. Judge William H. Orrick, III, granted the injunction just hours after the order was requested by the National Abortion Federation. Orrick was nominated to his position by hardline abortion supporter President...
  • The Early Church on Homosexuality

    08/01/2015 6:22:22 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Reformed Reader ^ | 7/18/15 | Shane Lems
    In the days of the early church – I’m thinking specifically of the 2nd century – Christian apologists had to defend the faith against false charges, accusations, and misrepresentations. One such apologist, Athenagoras (d. 200 AD?), wrote a booklet to Roman rulers called A Plea for the Christians. This apology by Athenagoras is still quite relevant today because it discusses things we still talk about today. I’ll come back to this booklet later, but for now I want to point out what this 2nd century Christian apologist said about sexual immorality and homosexuality. Athenagoras refuted the claim or accusation that...
  • IRS Demanded Content of Prayers from Pro-Life Group (and promise not to picket Planned Parenthood)

    07/30/2015 11:44:10 AM PDT · by xzins · 23 replies
    CBN ^ | July 30, 2015 | CBNNews.com
    At a hearing Wednesday, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, asked IRS Commissioner John Koskinen why the tax agency would demand that an Iowa prolife group tell them about the content of their prayers. Koskinen admitted the request was "totally inappropriate," saying he has apologized for the IRS. The agency also made every member of that Iowa group promise not to picket Planned Parenthood. "We should not have a federal government agency that becomes an intimidator, going after citizens, going after citizen groups, violating their First Amendment rights," Cruz said. Overall, the IRS targeted dozens of conservative and Tea Party groups, blocking...
  • My Wife is Mentally Ill (Follow Up)

    07/30/2015 8:03:05 AM PDT · by rfreedom4u · 39 replies
    My life | July 30, 2015 | Rfreedom4u
    I thought it best to post a follow up to my previous post of yesterday. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3317547/posts I would first like to thank everyone for the prayers/thoughts/advice. I noticed several others who have gone through similar circumstances and I thank you for sharing. Since the original post we have got new meds for my wife and she started taking it last night. I’ve also received additional comments from our children. When I got home from work yesterday she kept asking me why I was acting different. She said I was not acting like myself. When I asked what she meant she...
  • Arabic TN billboard aims to convert Muslims to Christianity

    07/29/2015 9:14:25 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 29 replies
    WBTW News13 ^ | 07/29/2015 | WKRN staff
    A billboard in Antioch written in Arabic seeks to convert Muslims to Christianity. The billboard says “Where will you go after death? Is there forgiveness to your sins and bad deeds?” before quoting a Christian bible verse. MTSU Professor Saleh Sbenaty translated the billboard for News 2 and said the message is very clear. He said the billboard is aiming to convert Muslims to Christianity.
  • 'Jesus Welcomes You to Hawkins' Sign Stays Up (shortened)

    07/27/2015 10:25:17 AM PDT · by ro_dreaming · 11 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | July 26, 2015 | Michael Gryboski
    A city in Texas has delayed a decision on what to do regarding an atheist group's complaint leveled against a "Jesus Welcomes You to Hawkins" sign said to be on public property. The Hawkins City Council met with the mayor Monday evening and decided to table a decision as to whether or not they will remove the prominently displayed sign. "Residents will have to wait a bit longer, as members put off a decision on the sign," reported CBS 19, who noted that the meeting had an "overflow crowd." "The city attorney said he needs more time to study the...
  • Hillary Clinton Pledges to Install 500 Million Solar Panels if Voted President

    07/27/2015 7:44:02 AM PDT · by PROCON · 76 replies
    time ^ | July 26, 2015 | Helen Regan
    “We are on the cusp of a new era” Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Sunday made tackling climate change one of her key goals were she to enter the White House, pledging to have more than half a billion solar panels installed nationwide by the end of her first term in office. Clinton also called for a major increase in other renewable-energy sources, saying she wants every U.S. home to be powered by clean energy within a decade, reports Reuters. “I want more wind, more solar, more advanced biofuels, more energy efficiency,” she said at a weekend rally in...
  • Cannon Air Force Base officials deny accusations of promoting religion [Shaddup, Mikey]

    07/26/2015 2:18:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 7/26/15 | Kevin Wilson
    Cannon Air Force Base officials say an accusation that supervisors are using their ranks to promote religion is untrue. On Thursday, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation posted a story regarding Cannon Air Force Base personnel and the distribution of an Aug. 15 “Gospel Explosion” event that will take place at the base’s chapel. The MRFF said seven people at the base contacted the civil rights foundation with emails of the event, first sent by a master sergeant and then distributed by first lieutenants, requesting they “please post everywhere and spread the word.” The foundation said the action violated Air Force...
  • Moral decline

    07/26/2015 7:19:52 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 9 replies
    conservapedia.com ^ | November 2010 | conservapedia.com
    Moral decline (or degeneration) refers to the process of declining from a higher to a lower level of morality. The condition of moral decline is seen as preceding or concomitant with the decline in quality of life, as well as the decline of nations. In the words of British lawyer and jurist Judge Devlin (1905 -1992), "an established morality is as necessary as good government to the welfare of society. Societies disintegrate from within more frequently than they are broken up by external pressures."[1] Contents[] 1 Moral standards2 Causality 2.1 Biblical theology2.2 Secular ideology 3 Examples of development and decline...
  • Group To Unveil Satan Statue In Detroit During ‘Largest Public Satanic Ceremony In History’

    07/25/2015 2:22:07 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 57 replies
    CBS DETROIT ^ | 7/24/15
    A group is planning to unveil an 8-foot-tall bronze statue featuring a goat-headed Satan in Detroit during a gathering that’s being billed as the “largest public satanic ceremony in history.” The Satanic Temple has said Saturday’s private event will be open only to people with tickets, $25 each. Invitations to “The Unveiling” summoned guests to prepare for “a night of chaos, noise, and debauchery… Come dance with the Devil and experience history in the making.” The event location is not being announced publicly and is known only to those with tickets.
  • WTMJ reporter-anchor Tom Murray leaving TV station for ministry

    07/24/2015 8:19:12 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Journal Sentinel ^ | 7/19/15 | Chris Foran
    Reporter and weekend news anchor Tom Murray is leaving WTMJ-TV (Channel 4) to join the ministry staff at Oak Creek Assembly of God church. Murray made the announcement on his Facebook page Sunday morning, saying he's joining the church staff at the end of August. Murray joined WTMJ in 2007. A Portage, Mich., native, he is the anchor on the station's Saturday and Sunday morning news shows, and a general assignment reporter.... Murray and his wife, Jennifer, are active in Oak Creek Assembly of God's young adult, drama and Sunday school ministries. "My Christian faith is the source of happiness...
  • IRS Scandal: It's Dangerous to be on Wrong side of Obama

    07/23/2015 4:43:38 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 7-23-15 | Editorial
    Corruption: A new batch of IRS documents shows an agency that's more political than practical. Besides harassing groups applying for nonprofit status, it went after donors of existing groups. Documents produced by the IRS confirm that being on the wrong side of this administration is a dangerous place to be. Judicial Watch, which used the Freedom of Information Act to pry the documents from the government's grasp, said Wednesday they "confirm that the IRS used donor lists to tax-exempt organizations to target those donors for audits." Among these groups was the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. That organization "may find itself...
  • Yes, because Socialism always works so well

    07/22/2015 11:00:28 AM PDT · by Calif Conservative · 15 replies
    Marketwatch.com ^ | 7-22-15 | Paul Farrell
    Yes, Pope Francis is encouraging civil disobedience, leading a rebellion. Listen closely, Francis knows he’s inciting political rebellion, an uprising of the masses against the world’s superrich capitalists. And yet, right-wing conservatives remain in denial, tuning out the pope’s message, hoping he’ll just go away like the “Occupy Wall Street” movement did. Never. America’s narcissistic addiction to presidential politics is dumbing down our collective brain. Warning: Forget Bernie vs. Hillary. Forget the circus-clown-car distractions created by Trump vs. the GOP’s Fab 15. Pope Francis is the only real political leader that matters this year. Forget the rest. Here’s why: Pope...
  • AP Poll: Americans prioritize religious liberties over gay marriage by a wide margin

    07/21/2015 11:35:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/21/2015 | Guy Benson
    In the wake of last month’s Supreme Court ruling establishing same-sex marriage as a nationwide constitutional right, critics and supporters of the decision alike wondered what the future might hold for Americans of faith whose objections to such unions were unswayed by the judicial outcome. Will Evangelical photographers, Muslim florists, and Catholic bakers be coerced into serving gay weddings, or will they be sued and harassed into dust by the Left’s highly-choreographed pro-“tolerance” enforcement squad? Early indicators are mixed, so expect a lot more litigation on this front in the coming years, including lawsuits against churches and religious charities....
  • Trump: I Don't Think I've Ever Asked God for Forgiveness

    07/20/2015 12:02:47 PM PDT · by Kevin C · 135 replies
    7/19/2015 ^ | Todd Beamon
    Donald Trump said Saturday that "I am not sure that I have" ever asked God for forgiveness, telling the 2015 Iowa Family Leadership Summit that "I just go on and try to do a better job from there. "I don't think so," Trump, who is Presbyterian, said in response to the question from pollster and summit host Frank Luntz. Trump was among 10 Republican presidential candidates at the daylong event in Ames, Iowa. "If I do something wrong, I think I just try to make it right," Trump said. "I don't bring God into that picture. I don't. "When we...
  • Islam, Imam Obama, Sir John of Kerry and a great deal for Iran | Part II

    07/20/2015 9:49:57 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 4 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | July 20, 2015 | Dan Miller
    Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.The current "deal" is based on a long-standing scamPart I of this series, published on July 14, 2015, pointed out what should be a glaring consistency in the “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action,” first made available on that date, and the November 24, 2013 Joint Plan of Action: neither provides for any "anytime -anywhere" inspections of Iran's nuclear weaponization or missile sites. That consistency has been little remarked upon elsewhere. Secretary Kerry now acknowledges that he never sought such inspections. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdtbL_KMJCE] Video linkLeaving aside the twenty-four day lag between an IAEA request to inspect...
  • 6 THINGS CHRISTIANS CAN DO ABOUT SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

    07/20/2015 6:55:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 7/20/15 | Sean McDowell & John Stonestreet
    “It’s over,” he told me (John) grimly. “We’ve lost.” These words came from a wounded warrior, a pastor who had dedicated much of his ministry to calling Christians to apply their faith in the public square and to opposing things like same-sex marriage... Informed and articulate Christians can make a difference.... 1. We can change our reputation from those who hate gays to those who love them.... 2. We must tell the truth about same-sex attraction, homosexual sin, and same-sex marriage..... 3. We can stop implying in our words and actions that homosexual sin is worse than all other sexual...
  • Pastor raises Christian flag over 'Old Glory'

    07/19/2015 5:55:53 PM PDT · by Sola Veritas · 55 replies
    The Pathway ^ | July 14, 2015 | K. Allan Blume
    SHELBY, N.C. (BP) – North Carolina pastor Rit Varriale wants to see churches fly the Christian flag above the American flag as a biblical statement, reversing flag etiquette that calls for the American flag to be flown in the prominent position. Varriale, as senior pastor of Elizabeth Baptist Church in Shelby, N.C., said the church installed its first-ever flagpole in order to raise the two flags in a special ceremony after morning worship on Sunday (July 5) in which the Christian flag was raised in the higher position — which prompted interviews by Charlotte-area NBC, CBS and Fox affiliates. “If...
  • Trump: I Don't Think I've Ever Asked God for Forgiveness

    07/19/2015 3:15:25 AM PDT · by z taxman · 98 replies
    Newsmax ^ | July 18, 2016 | Todd Beamon
    Donald Trump said Saturday that "I am not sure that I have" ever asked God for forgiveness, telling the 2015 Iowa Family Leadership Summit that "I just go on and try to do a better job from there. "I don't think so," Trump, who is Presbyterian, said in response to the question from pollster and summit host Frank Luntz. Trump was among 10 Republican presidential candidates at the daylong event in Ames, Iowa.
  • when will Obama admit that he is follower of Islam pool

    07/18/2015 5:00:44 PM PDT · by PCPOET7 · 51 replies
    vanity
    I am proposing a pool to raise money for the web site. Lots of us on the site believe that President Obama is secretly of the Muslim faith and has kept it a secret because he knows that he never would of been elected if he was open about it. what I propose is a pool that those playing the game donate 50 dollars to the web site if they a wrong in there guess of when President Obama states publicly that he is Muslim. the choices are 1. Between now and the last week in office. 2. The last...
  • Muslims blast handling of Tennessee mosque attack plan case

    07/17/2015 5:23:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    Muslim groups say a judge's decision to release from federal custody a Signal Mountain man accused in court records of planning an attack on a mosque in New York state represents a double standard and should be revisited.... ...Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said Doggart poses a threat to Muslims and shouldn't have been released. Other groups have echoed those sentiments. "I think this case has been mishandled and it hasn't been treated with the seriousness it deserves," Hooper said. ""Unfortunately, this fits a pattern of cases in which no Muslim is involved and it is...
  • The Soul & Friendship's Role (Part 1) PODCAST

    07/16/2015 4:00:22 PM PDT · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case]
    Archive.org ^ | July 6, 2015 | Rob W. Case
    In this podcast, my co-producer Tom will ask me a series of questions relating to the topic of friendship. How does a good or bad friendship affect the soul, and what can we learn from it? So join us, as we explore areas pertaining to this topic that you may discover for the very first time. And discover insights that will add meaningful perspective to what constitutes a truly meaningful friendship on this episode (we call "The Soul and Friendship's Role") of “Making Sense with Rob Case.”
  • Big Ideas (In a Shrinking World) [Video link]

    07/15/2015 9:15:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper
    youtube ^ | 1983 | Randy Stonehill
            Lyrics: The economy is shrinkingOur money is a jokeWe should go back to trading seashellsAnd just admit that we're brokeAnd our food supply is shrinking(yeah, yeah)But we continue happily(yeah, yeah)Building condos on farm land(yeah, yeah)And dumping sewage in the sea(yeah, yeah) Someone's talking 'bout a big ideaSomeone's talking 'bout a higher visionEverybody's on the runLookin' out for number oneAnd your big ideas don't fit Big ideas in the shrinking worldBig ideas in the shrinking worldBig ideas in the shrinking worldWell you make us real nervous with your big ideas Our water is shrinkingAll the pipes...
  • Little Sisters of the Poor HHS Mandate

    07/14/2015 12:32:15 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 15 replies
    facebook | Bastille Day | facebook
    Breaking and very sad and terrible news for our dear Little Sisters in America. The Little Sisters have been so very supportive to us over the years since we first started the Walk for Life. "Moments ago, in a departure from the U.S. Supreme CourtÂ’s protection of the Little Sisters of the Poor last year, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ruled that the Little Sisters must comply with the governmentÂ’s HHS mandate. This mandate forces religious ministries to violate their faith or pay massive IRS penalties. The following statement can be attributed to Sr. Loraine Marie...
  • ACLJ & Key Members Of Congress Urge Armed Services Appeals Court To Hear Religious Liberty Case

    07/14/2015 10:56:32 AM PDT · by epow · 3 replies
    ACLJ ^ | 7/11/15 | Laura Hernandez
    We are fighting back. Today, the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) asked the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces to grant review in a major religious liberty case, United States v. Sterling. In Lance Corporal Monifa Sterling’s case, the United States Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals held that the Marines could order Sterling to remove a Bible verse that she had posted in her work station. Sterling, a devout Christian, posted Isaiah 54:17 (“no weapon formed against you shall prosper”) in three places around her work station. Our amicus brief, filed on behalf of...
  • Pope Offers The Masses The Opium Of Marxism (United Religion needed to fight terrorism)

    07/12/2015 5:42:06 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 22 replies
    Noisy Room ^ | July 11 2015 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    To my Catholic friends, while I am loathe to criticize that which they hold dear, there comes a time when silence is the wrong answer. When Pope Francis first surfaced, I thought he had the potential to be a great Pope. But with the potential of greatness, also comes the opportunity of infamy. Pope Francis is a Marxist and embodies many, many principles that I stand against, not only as a Constitutional Conservative, but as a Christian. This last week just solidified my uneasiness concerning this Pope. The Bolivian President, Evo Morales (who Trevor Loudon and I have long contended...
  • Wake Up America, Free Speech and Religious Liberty Are Under Siege

    07/11/2015 6:58:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/11/2015 | David French
    Flush with victory following the Supreme Court’s 5–4 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, the Left is doing what it does best – bringing down the hammer on dissent. In Oregon, a young couple faces a gag order and ruinous fines merely for refusing to bake a cake for a lesbian wedding. Calls to eliminate tax deductions for orthodox religious organizations are increasing, and key Senate Democrats are either waffling on protecting religious schools or expressing outright hostility to their most basic liberties. Even before Obergefell, Christian schools faced threats to their accreditation, and Christian groups endured systematic and comprehensive efforts...
  • Homosexual Sues Bible Publisher Because Bible Is Homophobic

    07/10/2015 6:17:34 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 47 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | July 10, 2015 | Dave Blount
    Homophobic Everyone knew that the Supremes’ obscene gay marriage decree would lead to churches being sued for not betraying their faith with sacrilegious parodies of wedding ceremonies. But this enterprising homofascist decided to cut to the chase and go right after the Bible: A homosexual man has filed a $70 million lawsuit against Bible publishers Zondervan and Thomas Nelson, alleging that their version of the Bible that refers to homosexuality as a sin violates his constitutional rights and has caused him emotional distress. According to the Christian Post, ex-con turned author Bradley LaShawn Fowler filed the federal suit in the...
  • Same-sex marriage message on Mansfield (Texas) church marquee vandalized (blaspheme alert)

    07/10/2015 1:28:29 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    Ft. Worth Star Telegram ^ | July 8, 2015 | Dustin L. Dangli
    A church marquee that displayed a message disagreeing with the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on same-sex marriage was spray-painted with graffiti this weekend. But the sign at Bisbee Baptist Church was quickly cleaned up to keep showing the message: “Just because something is legal doesn’t mean it’s right.” Pastor Freddie Matthews said he would like to talk to the person who spray-painted the sign early on July 4 with the phrase, “F--- 2 Your God We Love Gays!”
  • The Providence of God [RC Sproul Teaching Series Special Offer]

    07/10/2015 2:44:30 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    Ligonier ^ | RC Sproul
    Most of us have experienced disaster — or know someone who has. Conversely, most of us have experienced great blessing as well. While we are grateful for God’s kindness, we can’t help but shake our heads and wonder at the evil in this world — a world our Maker once called “very good.” We are even tempted to wonder about the wisdom of God’s plan. The Providence of God is an antidote to such temptations. In this series, R.C. Sproul brilliantly shows the wisdom and power of God’s rule, clarifying how God can guide all events without initiating human wickedness...
  • Pope Denounces 'Throwaway' Culture of Consumer Society

    07/10/2015 2:14:23 AM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 12 replies
    Business Insider (AP) ^ | July 9, 2015 23:56 UTC | Nicole Winfield and Jacobo Garcia
    SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia (AP) — Pope Francis denounced the "throwaway" culture of today's society that discards anyone who is unproductive as he celebrated his first public Mass in Bolivia on Thursday, one of the key days of his South American pilgrimage. It was to culminate with a summit of farmers, fishermen and indigenous whose causes have long been championed by history's first Latin American pope.
  • Pope Francis and Climate Science: BFF

    07/09/2015 6:17:06 PM PDT · by Chris Shugart Uncommon Sense · 3 replies
    Thought Crimes ^ | 07-08-15 | Chris Shugart
    Progressives love mocking devoutly religious people. With their smug, snarky, I’m-so-much-smarter condescension, they’ve taken a perverse glee in characterizing the religious right as backwards anti-science luddites. But times have changed. The Left has a new friend in Pope Francis, who has come out in support of the science of manmade climate change. And wouldn’t you know it, progressive everywhere have suddenly gotten religion. It’s a miracle. Now that the Pope is on the bandwagon, we can finally put climate change dogma into its proper context: an article of faith that cannot be questioned. We finally have the perfect demonstrable frame...
  • After 7 yrs Disney grants Sikh religious accommodation at work

    07/09/2015 4:16:11 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 20 replies
    Niti Central, niticentral.com ^ | July 10, 2015 | Yoshita Singh, Press Trust of India
    New York: A Sikh-American employee at the Walt Disney World in Florida, who was barred from working in view of the guests due his religious appearance, for seven years, has achieved a significant victory, with the company agreeing to end the segregation and accommodate his religious beliefs. Gurdit Singh had been employed as a mail carrier at the popular amusement park in 2008 but was told by his Disney bosses that he would not be permitted to run mail routes visible to park guests because his religious appearance "violated" the company's 'Look Policy,' according to the rights group Sikh Coalition. In a letter...
  • Is that Progressive? Or regressive?

    07/09/2015 6:57:08 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/09/15 | Diane Weber Bederman
    Old fashioned religion with its eye on the ethics of responsibilities as well as rights helps keep our society strong by teaching family values-the value of family I recently listened to a programme on the CBC about the killing of twins in some Nigerian tribes. This has been going on for some time. I found references from the early 1990s “In Abuja, it is believed that the birth of a set of twins is a sacrilege which brings misfortune both to the family and the village, they see twins as children formed by the devil and therefore are evil. They...
  • Catholic Church has unbroken line of Apostolic Succession from Popes back to Peter!

    07/08/2015 8:54:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 44 replies
    catholic365.com ^ | 7/7/2015 | Shaila D Touchton
    Catholic Church traces its origins back to Jesus Christ himself. Jesus Christ established a church nearly two thousand years ago. (1 Timothy 3:15) He said he will build one church not multiple churches. He said “Upon this Rock I will build My church." (Matthew 16:18) and "There shall be one fold and one shepherd." (John 10:16).The Holy Spirit will guide the Church.( John 16:13) through Apostles(Acts 4:8).Jesus Christ is the truth, then the Church which He founded and guides has all truth (John 14:6).If all denominations claiming to bible based churches all those 38,000 denominations teach and preach differently for...
  • Islamic scripture is not the problem. And funding Muslim reformers is not the solution

    07/08/2015 7:01:27 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Brookings Institute ^ | 6/17/15 | William McCants
    Ayaan Hirsi Ali is correct that darker passages of Islamic Scripture endorse violence and prescribe harsh punishments for moral or theological infractions. And she is right that in many Muslim countries, too many citizens still think it is a good idea to kill people for apostasy, stone them for adultery, and beat women for disobedience just because Scripture says so. But Hirsi Ali is profoundly wrong when she argues that Islamic Scripture causes Muslim terrorism and thus that the U.S. government should fund Muslim dissidents to reform Islam. Islamic Scripture is a constant. Over 1,000 years old, it is composed...
  • World's Largest Baptist University Drops 'Homosexual Acts' From Sexual Misconduct Code

    07/08/2015 8:11:28 AM PDT · by xzins · 96 replies
    Charisma News ^ | JON HERSKOVITZ
    The world's largest Baptist university, Baylor, has dropped language in its sexual misconduct policy that punished those who engaged in homosexual acts, a change the socially conservative school said better reflects its values as "a caring community." Baylor, in the central Texas city of Waco, had been one of a handful of religious U.S. colleges and universities that allowed for the dismissal of students, and sometimes staff, for homosexuality. Baylor has removed "homosexual acts" as a punishable offense in its sexual misconduct policy, an official said on Tuesday. The policy also mandated disciplinary action for sexual assault, incest, adultery and...
  • Coca-Cola removes their logo from cans for Ramadan

    07/08/2015 4:36:26 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    Fox 28 ^ | 7/7/15 | Faran Fronczak
    Coca-Cola is taking its name off some of its beverages to make a point. The company plans to remove its name from cans in the Middle East for Ramadan. The soft drink giant's Middle East branch made the change as part of a campaign to combat prejudice....
  • A Response to the Same-Sex Marriage Ruling [Interview with RC Sproul]

    07/07/2015 4:01:55 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Renewing Your Mind/Ligonier ^ | 7/6/15 | RC Sproul
    "The civil government does not define your ethic as a Christian. That's critical that we understand that..."
  • Condemnation and Execution of John Hus [600 years ago today]

    07/06/2015 2:23:38 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 115 replies
    The condemnation took place on July 6, 1415, in the presence of the solemn assembly of the council in the cathedral. After the performance of high mass and liturgy, Hus was led into the church. The bishop of Lodi delivered an oration on the duty of eradicating heresy; then some theses of Hus and Wycliffe and a report of his trial were read. He protested loudly several times, and when his appeal to Christ was rejected as a condemnable heresy, he exclaimed, "O God and Lord, now the council condemns even thine own act and thine own law as heresy,...
  • Obama: Muslim, Napoleon Bonaparte redux or worse

    07/05/2015 12:36:36 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 7 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | July 5, 2015 | Dan Miller
    Napoleon sometimes claimed to be a Muslim. Obama often claims to be a Christian. Napoleon sought, and Obama seeks, power and glory through pretense. Napoleon BonaparteNapoleon's life and history are summarized at Wikipedia. He supported the French Revolution and was appointed General of the Army of Italy at the age of twenty-five. Three years later, he commanded an expedition against Egypt. This post compares his and Obama's religious and political efforts to gain the confidence of Muslims. The lengthy quotations provided in this section of the post are from Worlds at War - the 2,500 year struggle between East and West, 2008, by Anthony Pagden. While en route to...
  • (June 20, 2014) Martin Niemöller: "First they came for the Socialists..."

    07/04/2015 12:57:34 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ^ | June 20, 2014 | Martin Niemöller (1892-1984)
    Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) was a prominent Protestant pastor who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps. Niemöller is perhaps best remembered for the quotation: First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Socialist.Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Trade Unionist.Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Jew.Then they came for me—and there was no one left to...
  • Dear flag fighters: that rainbow used to mean something different too

    07/04/2015 9:34:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 4,2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    As the debate over the Confederate Battle Flag continues to occupy the interest of the media we are constantly reminded of precisely who is “right” and who is on the wrong side of history. Listening to the talking heads on cable news you’d be tempted to think that, much like climate change, the social science is settled. Everyone is onboard for tearing the hated flag down and if you don’t agree you are part of a tiny group of racist dead enders, clutching your guns and your bibles in some remote cave in the Ozarks. Presidential candidates and Republican Party...
  • THE FINAL BREAK BETWEEN GOD AND COUNTRY

    07/03/2015 11:45:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 7/3/15 | Thomas Kidd
    As dismaying as the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage was, there was something especially painful about seeing the White House lit up that evening with the rainbow colors of the gay pride flag. It almost seemed sacrilegious. But “sacrilegious” is not quite right, because Washington, D.C., has nothing to do with our eternal Jerusalem.Perhaps the best thing that can come out of the gay marriage decision is for the church to make a final break between our faith and our nation. Christian Consensus? For American Christians, the connection between God and country has been deep and understandable, even if it put us at...
  • Random thoughts on July 3, 2015 (Vanity)

    07/03/2015 9:25:27 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    vanity | 7-3-15 | self
    Vanity: Random thoughts on July 3, 2015 What has happened to our society when a tiny minority of outspoken folks can mess with our language and redefine words at will? Furthermore, what will happen to the word of law? 1) First, there was the definition of "is”. Remember that? Depends upon what the meaning of is is. A convoluted excuse, if I ever heard one. 2) Even before that, there was the word “gay”, which (over a generation) morphed from a happy word with pleasant, cheerful connotations to one that means homosexual, with all the negatives associated. Gay used to...
  • Governor Sarah Palin • Religious Liberty

    07/03/2015 5:48:06 AM PDT · by Bratch · 2 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | July 2, 2015 | iizthatiiz
      The First Amendment gives people the freedom to practice whatever religion they choose. It is a basic, fundamental right. As Governor Palin explains, the government should always offer citizens space to exercise their beliefs, for the good of the country. (Sarah Palin Channel)     "There’s a reason why religious liberty is our first liberty in the Bill of Rights."       "It’s the liberty that most fundamentally protects who we are." "It’s a liberty not just of the mind, but of the soul itself."     "Religious freedom helped to bind us together as a nation by giving...
  • 40 QUESTIONS FOR CHRISTIANS NOW WAVING RAINBOW FLAGS

    07/02/2015 3:45:51 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 7/1/15 | Kevin DeYoung
    For evangelicals who lament last Friday’s Supreme Court decision, it’s been a hard few days. We aren’t asking for emotional pity, nor do I suspect many people are eager to give us any. Our pain is not sacred. Making legal and theological decisions based on what makes people feel better is part of what got us into this mess in the first place. Nevertheless, it still hurts. There are many reasons for our lamentation, from fear that religious liberties will be taken away to worries about social ostracism and cultural marginalization. But of all the things that grieve us, perhaps...