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  • Understanding Evil: From Globalism To Pizzagate

    12/08/2016 10:27:07 PM PST · by Perseverando · 21 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | December 8, 2016 | Submitted by Brandon Smith via Alt-Market.com,
    I have spent the better part of the last 10 years working diligently to investigate and relate information on economics and geopolitical discourse for the liberty movement. However, long before I delved into these subjects my primary interests of study were the human mind and the human “soul” (yes, I’m using a spiritual term). My fascination with economics and sociopolitical events has always been rooted in the human element. That is to say, while economics is often treated as a mathematical and statistical field, it is also driven by psychology. To know the behavior of man is to know the...
  • Radical Far Left Group Demands World War I Memorial to Fallen Soldiers Be Torn Down Because It...

    12/09/2016 1:53:56 PM PST · by blueyon · 50 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | 12/07/16 | Jim Hoft
    ""Radical Far Left Group Demands World War I Memorial to Fallen Soldiers Be Torn Down Because It Includes a Cross"" The Bladensburg Cross was built in 1925 in Bladensburg, Marlyand in 1925. The cross was a designed by mothers of local soldiers who lost their lives in World War I. The American Legion raised the money to build the cross on private land. Now a radical far left group is demanding the cross be taken down. It offends them. The Becket Fund reported: For 90 years, a war memorial in Bladensburg, Maryland has reminded passersby of the ultimate sacrifice made...
  • 'Highlights' Magazine has Caved to the Left

    12/08/2016 4:51:20 PM PST · by Maudeen · 33 replies
    American Family Association ^ | December 8, 2016 | Monica Cole
    'Highlights' children's magazine agrees to indoctrinate children regarding homosexuality Where is the last place parents would suspect their kiddos to be exposed to same-sex "families" portrayed as normal? In the current controversy, Highlights magazine decided to include same-sex families in their magazines. Babies and preschoolers will soon be introduced to this sensitive topic in the Highlights line of magazines. Parents are seeing more examples of children being indoctrinated to same-sex families as normal, especially in the media. Children's publications are no longer off limits, even those that cater to toddlers and elementary age children. A lesbian mom reportedly complained that...
  • Christianity Should Have Bigger Part in U.S. Schooling, Trump's Education Secretary Says

    12/07/2016 8:43:10 PM PST · by kevcol · 18 replies
    Christian Today ^ | December 6, 2016 | Andre Mitchell
    The billionaire philanthropist chosen by President-elect Donald Trump to be his education secretary, Betsy DeVos, has expressed her preference in the past to give Christianity a bigger part in schooling in the United States. . . . In the recording, the Devos couple reportedly discussed how they are motivated by the Christian faith in pushing for reforms in how the youth are educated in the U.S.
  • State Official Demands AFA Discard Its Christians Beliefs

    12/06/2016 6:20:24 AM PST · by Maudeen · 13 replies
    American Family Association ^ | 12/5/2016 Updated 4:39 p.m. | AFA
    State official demands AFA discard its Christians beliefs Created On: Monday, December 5, 2016 10:56 AM Last Update: Monday, December 5, 2016 4:39 PM Regardless of election results this past November 8, secular progressives in America remain intent on driving Christians out of the public square. Actions by the state of Connecticut last week proved it. On Wednesday, November 30, 2016 the American Family Association received a letter from the State of Connecticut Comptroller’s Office. The letter alleged, "AFA may be in violation of the regulations governing the Connecticut State Employee Campaign for Charitable Giving that broadly prohibit discrimination."
  • Man who barricaded himself inside building threatened members of church, police say

    12/02/2016 4:19:59 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    WPLG ^ | 12/1/16 | Amanda Batchelor
    Police say Joseph Jorczak's ranted about LGBT church members on social media - A man who barricaded himself inside an apartment building Wednesday in Miami Beach is facing charges after he harassed, cyberstalked and threatened members of the Miami Beach Community Church, authorities said. According to an arrest report, Joseph Jorczak, 34, posted numerous comments on social media from Nov. 17 through Tuesday, where he said, "Orlando will look small to what is coming to Miami Beach, specifically the Miami Beach Community Church." .....A social media post also claimed that Jorczak had been diagnosed with a tumor and that "the...
  • The Next Battlefront for Religious Freedom

    11/30/2016 5:56:11 PM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 11/30/16 | Phillip Booth
    Liberal elites are paying the price for sidelining religious liberty. But Catholics must not leave the fightback to maverick populistsOne reason Donald Trump was able to put together a coalition big enough to get him elected as president was that there were so many single issues about which different groups of people were exercised. They cared much more deeply about that one issue than a whole range of other issues, on which they may have disagreed with the Republican nominee. This is one explanation for Trump’s lead among Catholics. Particular concerns among Catholics included life issues, of course. Many people...
  • Billy Graham’s Daughter: Trump Is Proof God Has Heard Our Prayers…This is WHY

    11/22/2016 7:11:20 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 71 replies
    Conservative Post ^ | 11/22/2016
    She begins by saying: “God has established Mr. Trump as the 45th President of the United States…for the sake of the American people. God has kept the first part of His promise in 2 Chronicles 7:14…If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, forgive their sin and will heal their land. “The only possible answer for Mr. Trump’s dramatic victory is that God has indeed heard from Heaven. Just as certainly as He has answered our prayers for...
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL

    11/22/2016 1:09:27 AM PST · by Jeanbl · 36 replies
    November 22, 2016 | Jeanbl
    The “Donald Trump/Mike Pence Prayer Vigil” and “Heroes and Nation Prayer Thread” have combined to form the America Prayer Vigil prayer thread. Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for our President and Vice-President-Elect and for America: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. I John 5:14 Religion forum threads labeled “Prayer” are closed to debate of any kind. Nevertheless many even of the rulers believed in Him, but … were not confessing Him … for they...
  • Pope Extends Permission on Abortion Forgiveness

    11/21/2016 6:27:30 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    abc ^ | 11/21/16 | FRANCES D'EMILIO
    Pope Francis is allowing all priests to absolve the faithful of the "grave sin" of abortion, extending indefinitely the special permission he had granted for the duration of the just-ended Holy Year of Mercy...
  • Millennials Are In Election Hell Because Politics Has Become Their God

    11/17/2016 6:00:17 PM PST · by drewh · 21 replies
    Federaiist ^ | NOVEMBER 17, 2016 | Peter Burfiend
    According to progressive faith, the “arc of history” always bends Left. Well, history just spawned Donald Trump, and if European political trends are indicative, this is not an isolated incident. For leftists, this is akin to if Christians woke up to find Jesus’ bones had been discovered. It shattered their faith. The freak-out is especially acute among millennials. These are the “nones” and the “spiritual but not religious” bunch we’ve heard about the past decade. Millennials, we were told, didn’t abandon faith per se—can the human spirit truly live without faith?—they simply redirected it away from “organized religion” toward other...
  • Trump won because college-educated Americans are out of touch

    11/10/2016 11:22:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 9, 2016 | Charles Camosy
    As the reality of President-elect Donald Trump settled in very early Wednesday morning, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes summed up an explanation common to many on the left: The Republican nominee pulled ahead thanks to old-fashioned American racism. But the attempt to make Trump’s victory about racism appears to be at odds with what actually happened on Election Day. Consider the following facts. Twenty-nine percent of Latinos voted for Trump, per exit polls. Remarkably, despite the near-ubiquitous narrative that Trump would have deep problems with this demographic given his comments and position on immigration, this was a higher percentage of those who...
  • SIGNS OF DIVINE INTERVENTION IN TRUMP VICTORY

    11/10/2016 8:10:34 AM PST · by Maudeen · 69 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 11/9/2016 p.m. | Garth Kant
    WASHINGTON – Election eve 2016 began without any real sign of a gathering storm. No hint a popular revolt was brewing. In fact, just the opposite. The networks were reporting the mood in the inner circle of the Republican candidate was subdued, somber, tense, even foreboding – as if fearing the worst. President-elect Donald Trump (Photo: Twitter) President-elect Donald Trump (Photo: Twitter) In direct contrast, the mood in the camp of the Democratic Party presidential candidate was described as confident, expectant and already almost celebratory. Giddy. When the first polls closed on the East Coast and the first results began...
  • GOP’s Senate Victory Sets Stage for Trump High Court, Agenda

    11/09/2016 7:34:32 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 24 replies
    WSJ ^ | Nov 9, 2016
    President-elect will have chance to fill Scalia’s vacancy; as nominee, he said Second Amendment was ‘under siege’ Mark H. Anderson Updated Nov. 9, 2016 WASHINGTON—Republicans took a big gamble on the Supreme Court earlier this year when they shut down President Barack Obama’s effort to fill a vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February. Now, it appears that extraordinary bet may pay off. President-elect Donald Trump will likely get the chance to fill the seat, putting up a nominee after he is inaugurated in January before a Senate that Republicans will control next year. One hurdle...
  • How Did Our Elder Jewish Brethren Vote?

    11/09/2016 6:27:42 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 8 replies
    Freep | 9/9/16 | CharlesOconnell
    Time to talk about politics and religion. American Jews apparently voted for Obama in record numbers both times. Did they think out of the box, or is their death wish for Israel real?
  • Muslims not only refuse to assimilate into their host country's culture, they make every (trunc.)

    11/08/2016 10:12:32 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 17 replies
    Bare Naked Islam ^ | Tuesday, November 8, 2016 | Unk.
    In the British city of Blackburn, with a heavy Muslim population, Trick or Treaters were ordered to avoid being on the streets in that neighborhood on Halloween. The Rebel http://www.therebel.media/_no_treats_for_muslims_multiculturalism_in_blackburn_england The flyer below was placed on public places like lamp posts and so on reveals the uniquely Islamic approach to multiculturalism, which is to say, “we don't like it, so you mustn't do it.” Not only will you not get any candy here, we don't even want to see you in the streets. Other cultures simply politely decline to participate, but rarely tell the host population not to enjoy their own...
  • Hindus to Push for ‘Monkey King’ Statue if Oklahoma Votes to Allow Ten Commandments Monument

    11/05/2016 8:08:37 AM PDT · by kevcol · 93 replies
    Christian News Network ^ | November 4, 2016 | Heather Clark
    An American Hindu organization says that it will renew its pursuit to erect a statue of the Hindu god Hanuman at the Oklahoma State Capitol if residents vote next week to allow the Ten Commandments to be displayed. . . "...Hindus would love to request placing a statue of Lord Hanuman, which might become the first Hindu religious monument on public land in USA,” the Universalist Society of Hinduism in Nevada said in a statement on Wednesday.
  • Love Your Neighbor Enough to Speak Truth

    11/02/2016 7:18:48 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 10/31/16 | Rosaria Butterfield
    If this were 1999—the year that I was converted and walked away from the woman and lesbian community I loved—instead of 2016, Jen Hatmaker’s words about the holiness of LGBT relationships would have flooded into my world like a balm of Gilead. How amazing it would have been to have someone as radiant, knowledgeable, humble, kind, and funny as Jen saying out loud what my heart was shouting: Yes, I can have Jesus and my girlfriend. Yes, I can flourish both in my tenured academic discipline (queer theory and English literature and culture) and in my church. My emotional vertigo...
  • Black Church Leaders Have A Message For Hillary Clinton On Religious Liberty

    11/02/2016 7:11:04 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/31/16 | Bre Payton
    A group of prominent African-American church leaders delivered a letter to Hillary Clinton on Monday calling on her to show them the same respect she shows “wealthy white donors.” The letter, which is signed by 26 pastors and religious leaders, including Jacqueline Rivers of the Seymour Institute for Black Church and Policy Studies in Boston, states they’re concerned a Clinton presidency would mean their religious liberties would be under attack. In the letter, these leaders criticized Clinton for surrounding herself with individuals who are so hostile to religion.
  • U.N. Adopts ‘Religious Intolerance’ Resolution Championed by Obama Administration

    12/20/2011 8:24:30 PM PST · by yank in the UK · 21 replies
    cnsnews ^ | 20th Dec, 2011 | Patrick Goodenough
    The U.N. General Assembly on Monday adopted a resolution condemning the stereotyping, negative profiling and stigmatization of people based on their religion, and urging countries to take effective steps “to address and combat such incidents"
  • EWTN: Donald Trump In His Most Revealing Interview Yet! Tonight 8:00 pm ET

    10/27/2016 7:17:42 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 42 replies
    EconoTimes Business ^ | Oct 25, 2016
    EWTN: Donald Trump In His Most Revealing Interview Yet! Irondale, AL, Oct. 25, 2016 -- At 8 p.m. ET, Thursday, Oct. 27, EWTN’s “The World Over” with Host Raymond Arroyo will air an exclusive interview with Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump, which will be of interest to people across the United States. “He reveals the reason he switched his position on the life issue, talks about religious liberty, and speaks to women’s concerns about his candidacy. We also spoke about his prayer life, whether he has a favorite saint, and a lot more.” Said Arroyo: “Honestly, this is the most...
  • State of Georgia Demands Pastor Turn Over Sermons

    10/26/2016 12:50:52 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 41 replies
    ToddStarnes.com ^ | Todd Starnes
    A lay minister who is suing the Georgia Department of Public Health for religious discrimination has been directed by the state’s attorney general to relinquish his sermons to the government, according to federal court documents. “Please produce a copy of your sermon notes and/or transcripts,” Attorney General Samuel Olens wrote to attorneys representing Dr. Eric Walsh. .....Walsh said he will not comply with the request. “No government has the right to require a pastor to turn over his sermons,” Walsh said. “I cannot and will not give up my sermons unless I am forced to do so.” Walsh, a Seventh-day...
  • Myth: “Xmas” is a non-religious name and spelling for “Christmas”.

    10/26/2016 12:19:03 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 15 replies
    Today I Found Out ^ | December 21, 2011 | Today I Found Out
    Myth: “Xmas” is a non-religious name / spelling for “Christmas”. It turns out, “Xmas” is not a non-religious version of “Christmas”. The “X” is actually indicating the Greek letter “Chi”, which is short for the Greek, meaning “Christ”. So “Xmas” and “Christmas” are equivalent in every way except their lettering. In fact, although writing guides such as those issued by the New York Times; the BBC; The Christian Writer’s Manual of Style; and Oxford Press discourage the use of Xmas in formal writing, at one time, it was a very popular practice, particularly with religious scribes, who are thought to...
  • Why Traditional Christians and Especially Catholics Should Not Vote For Hillary Clinton

    10/22/2016 12:32:41 PM PDT · by detective · 36 replies
    Many of you know that for more than 4 years, I have been one of the leaders of the team representing religious organizations, mostly Catholic (including Bishop David Zubik, Bishop of Pittsburgh’s Catholic Diocese) in his case which was consolidated in the U.S. Supreme Court with the case brought by The Little Sisters of the Poor and cases brought by others, against the government over Obamacare’s “contraception mandate.” A great number of religious groups of all denominations filed “friend of the Court” briefs supporting our position that while contraception is and could be available to all who choose to use...
  • Religious freedom is not just for Catholics (HRC on changing religious beliefs)

    10/22/2016 5:18:12 AM PDT · by NYer · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 22, 2016 | William and Martha Dodd
    This past summer, Hillary Clinton made this stunning and chilling statement in an interview on CNN: "deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs have to be changed." She did not specify in that interview which faith's religious beliefs had "to be changed." But now, thanks to WikiLeaks-released emails from the John Podesta's server, we have the context and intent of this statement. Mrs. Clinton was specifically referring to the religious beliefs of the Catholic Church.  The Democratic Party is on record via Podesta exchanges that it would like to and is already working to sabotage the Catholic Church from within to...
  • Now they're coming for our churches

    05/19/2010 7:35:09 AM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 303+ views
    The Radio Patriot ^ | May 18, 2010 | Andrea Shea King
    "The new Barack Obama Bank" - Glenn Beck. From Fox Business News: Some of the nation's largest banks have agreed to contribute enough money to save Chicago-based ShoreBank, the community lenderwith strong ties to the Obama administration, FOX Business has learned. The bailout has been controversial. Here's the inside story.
  • Le Pen Says as French President She Would Ban All Religious Symbols, Including Kippot

    10/19/2016 5:52:20 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 32 replies
    Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-right National Front Party, vowed that if she is elected the country’s president she would ban all public displays of religious symbols and clothing, including kippot. Le Pen made the statement during an interview on Sunday with France’s BFM-TV. She is expected to seek the country’s presidency in 2017. She heads the third-largest party in France. Le Pen is seeking to broaden an existing law, called the headscarf ban, that does not allow conspicuous displays of religious symbols in public schools to include all public areas. She called the ban a struggle against...
  • In front of Billy Graham Center in Wheaton, "Donald Trump is Antichrit"

    10/19/2016 7:29:24 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 35 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | 10-18-2016
    WHEATON - While evangelist Billy Graham's son Franklin Graham stands solidly behind the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, students at the elder Graham's alma mater Wheaton College are evidently not in agreement. "Donald Trump is the 'Anti-Chrit'", a misspelled chalking said on the steps of the evangelical school's Billy Graham Center. Although Graham has declared his continuing support for Trump despite videos revealing and rumors suggesting immoral behavior which Graham preaches against, he wrote on his Facebook page this week that he's not condoning Trump's behavior: Continue reading "In front of Billy Graham Center in Wheaton, "Donald Trump is Antichrit""...
  • Bishop Aubrey Shines: On Immigration, Jobs, School Choice, Donald Trump Is ...[tr]

    10/15/2016 6:01:26 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 5 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | October 15, 2016 | Jerome Hudson
    (Full Title) EXCLUSIVE — Bishop Aubrey Shines: On Immigration, Jobs, School Choice, Donald Trump Is the Candidate Black Voters Have Been Waiting For. Evangelical Bishop Aubrey Shines, an outspoken supporter of Donald Trump, says the Republican presidential nominee is ready to lead black and Latino voters away from the Democratic party of slavery, welfare, and abortion. “Don’t just look for 10 percent of black Americans to vote for Donald Trump,” Shines told Breitbart News in a recent interview. “As long as Trump can bring his message of change straight to the people, I think you’re going to see more black...
  • Anti-Catholics for Clinton - WSJ - (contempt for people of faith)

    10/14/2016 8:57:36 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 17 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | October 13, 2016 (updated)
    Via email, campaign advisers show contempt for people of faith. It’s no secret that progressive elites despise religion, but it’s still striking to see their contempt expressed so bluntly as in the leaked email chains that include Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. The source of these documents is Wikileaks...... "This is a window into the intolerant secular soul of the Democratic establishment..."
  • Catholic League: Clinton must sanction her bigoted chiefs

    10/12/2016 1:17:50 PM PDT · by nbenyo · 32 replies
    Catholic League ^ | 10/11/16 | Bill Donahue
    Three persons tied to the Clinton campaign—two of them integrally—have been caught making bigoted comments about Catholics and Catholicism. John Podesta is Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, and Jennifer Palmieri is Hillary’s communications director. Their contempt for Catholicism is palpable. Documents have surfaced showing that they ridiculed News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch, and Wall Street Journal managing editor Robert Thomson, for raising their children Catholic
  • The danger ahead if Hillary wins is profound

    10/12/2016 8:15:03 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 48 replies
    Mainstream Media reactions to Trump | 12 October 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    As all of this develops, it is becoming clear that the conservatives and those who hold to Judeo-Christian values are in extreme danger. Sadly, many do not realize the extent of what is about to happen. A politically savvy friend told me months ago that the media would turn on Trump and do ANYTHING to stop him. He was correct. In spite of his faults, Trump does realize that we have some severe problems in this nation which have to be addressed for us to even survive. He is promising to work toward fixing them, but, he wouldn't be able...
  • WikiLeaks: Podesta and Left-Wing Activist Plot ‘Catholic Spring’

    10/12/2016 8:05:11 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 68 replies
    Lifezette.com ^ | Oct 12, 2016 | Edmund Kozak
    Longtime Clinton confidante discussed infiltrating the Catholic Church with progressive ideology to foment revolution A newly leaked email shows Hillary Clinton’s current campaign chairman John Podesta and a Left-wing activist casually discussing fomenting “revolution” in the Catholic Church. “There needs to be a Catholic Spring, in which Catholics themselves demand the end of a middle ages dictatorship and the beginning of a little democracy and respect for gender equality in the Catholic Church,” Sandy Newman, president and founder of the progressive nonprofit Voices for Progress, writes to Podesta in an email titled “opening for a Catholic Spring? just musing.” “There...
  • Leaked Email Shows Hillary’s Team Bashing an ENTIRE RELIGION; Media Silent

    10/12/2016 6:00:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    The Federalist Papers.org ^ | 10/11/16 | CE Dyer
    On Tuesday, WikiLeaks released over a thousand more emails... Amongst the newly released documents...The 2011 email, entitled “Conservative Catholicism” comes from John Halpin, a senior fellow at the left-wing Center for American Progress (CAP), and is addressed to Jennifer Palmieri, formerly of the CAP and current Director of Communications for the 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, and John Podesta. The email, in which Catholic beliefs are referred to as “backwards”, drips with contempt for Catholic Americans and Conservative Catholics in particular.... ...imagine if GOP nominee Donald Trump’s campaign sent an email just like this about Islam.
  • Preacher's stepdaughter handing out church literature killed in hit-and-run

    10/11/2016 4:40:18 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    CBS ^ | 10/11/16
    A Georgia preacher’s teenage stepdaughter who was handing out literature from her church was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver who was under the influence of prescription drugs, authorities said. Sixteen-year-old Caelyn Olds was walking with a woman on Saturday in Fayetteville when a pickup truck struck them without stopping, local news organization reported.
  • Shocking New Law Takes Effect in Massachusetts

    10/08/2016 4:12:45 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 10/4/16 | Dustin Siggins
    In 2016, holding to biological truths in America might get you in legal hot water – religious liberty, freedom of speech, and common sense notwithstanding.On Saturday, a Massachusetts law that could throw pastors in jail for using biologically correct pronouns took effect.But you wouldn’t know that from The Associated Press’ article on the matter. Quoting in part: Advocates for transgender people in Massachusetts say they can no longer be legally discriminated against in public places.A new law taking effect on Saturday bars discrimination on the basis of gender identity in public accommodations. Among other things, the statute allows transgender people...
  • Amazon pulls ‘sexy burka’ party outfit after massive backlash

    10/07/2016 1:28:20 PM PDT · by ncfool · 31 replies
    RT.com ^ | 7 Oct, 2016 05:48 | RT writers
    Online retail giant Amazon was forced to remove a skimpy low-cut black dress, complete with veil, advertised on its website as a “ladies sexy Saudi burka Islamic costume,” after scores of infuriated users labeled it “racist” and “disgusting.” .comCustomers outraged by Walmart’s Israeli soldier Halloween costume Online shoppers surfing Amazon’s UK website for new ideas for upcoming Halloween dress-up parties stumbled upon the garment on Thursday. The mini-dress priced at £18.99 ($23) is apparently a take on the conservative Arab women’s swimwear, except that it barely covers anything but the face, with a niqab leaving only the eyes visible. Upon...
  • Islamic preacher: 'Behead, burn, crush gays'

    10/06/2016 3:39:08 AM PDT · by kimtom · 18 replies
    http://www.wnd.com ^ | 10/05/16 | Staff Writer
    (BREITBART) A Islamic preacher who has referred to non-Muslims as “kuffar” and preached on how to kill homosexuals is due to deliver a set of nightly lectures at an Iranian government-backed organisation in London, Breitbart London can reveal. Shaykh Hamza Sodagar – who gained notoriety earlier this year for his lecture on “one of five” ways to kill homosexuals – is due to speak at the Islamic Republic of Iran School in north-west London between October 4th – 12th. According to a speaker biography, Mr. Sodagar regards himself as a “role model” for “young Muslims all around the world”. A...
  • FBI investigates Minnesota stabbings as possible terror act

    09/19/2016 4:24:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 18, 2016 9:28 PM EDT | Jeff Baenen and Amy Forliti
    A man in a private security uniform stabbed nine people at a Minnesota shopping mall, reportedly asking one victim if he or she was Muslim before an off-duty police officer shot and killed him in an attack the Islamic State group claimed as its own. None of the nine people who were stabbed in Saturday night’s attack received life-threatening wounds, St. Cloud police Chief Blair Anderson said. He said it doesn’t appear that anyone else was involved in the attack at the Crossroads Center in St. Cloud, which began at around 8 p.m. and was over within minutes. […] An...
  • Rob Bell Lists Mint Condition Bible On Craigslist (satire)

    09/28/2016 2:59:44 PM PDT · by fungoking · 7 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | 9/27/16 | Staff
    An anonymous tipster pointed out to media outlets Tuesday that author, speaker, and former pastor Rob Bell had listed his Bible on the Los Angeles Craigslist for sale section. The post inadvertently revealed Bell’s identity, as the Bible had his name embossed in gold on the front cover, though it was clear from the image the sacred tome had never once been opened in his years of owning the beautiful version of the holy Scriptures. “One Bible, never used,” the ad read. “$5 obo. You pick up. No guarantees as to accuracy of the contents of the book—all sales final. Will consider...
  • Chinese Jews of Ancient Lineage Huddle Under Pressure

    09/24/2016 5:04:52 PM PDT · by Theoria · 15 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 24 September 2016 | Chris Buckley
    The rooms where ruddy-faced Chinese men and women once assembled to pray in Hebrew and Mandarin are silent. Signs and exhibits that celebrated centuries of Jewish life have disappeared. An ancient well, believed to be the last visible remnant of a long-demolished synagogue, was recently buried under concrete and a pile of earth.. After locking down Buddhist monasteries in Tibet and tearing down church crosses in eastern China, President Xi Jinping’s campaign against unapproved religion and foreign influence has turned to an unlikely adversary: a small group of Jews whose ancestors settled in this now faded imperial city near the...
  • Guess Who Has the World’s 15th Largest Economy? (...The American Religious Community)

    09/24/2016 8:41:53 AM PDT · by xzins · 9 replies
    CNS NEWS ^ | September 23, 2016 | John Stonestreet
    Guess who has the world’s 15th largest economy, right between Russia and Australia? American religion. Yep. A few months ago on BreakPoint, I mentioned a Pew study that demonstrated Americans’ increasing ignorance of the vital role played by religious institutions in this country. Between 2001 and 2016, the percentage of Americans who think that religion plays a role in solving important social problems fell from 75 percent to 58 percent. As I said at the time, “part of the problem is that the religious contribution to the common good is so woven into the fabric of American life, most people...
  • Pastors Pray Against 'Concentrated Satanic Attack' Against 'God's Choice' Donald Trump

    09/23/2016 1:31:03 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 40 replies
    ChristianPost.com ^ | September 22, 2016 | Leonardo Blair
    "New Spirit Revival Center church pastor Rev. Darrell Scott declared Wednesday that there is a "concentrated satanic attack" being waged against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who is believed by some evangelicals to be God's choice for president."
  • Is Mary not a Virgin? The German Bishops’ New Bible Translation Leaves it... Unclear

    09/22/2016 7:57:02 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 370 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 9/21/16 | Jan Bentz
    GERMANY, September 21, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — The German Bishops have presented a new “Unified Translation” of the Bible that follows a significant modernization of the language and will be binding for all German-speaking areas starting in 2017. On Tuesday, the German Bishops Conference (DBK) presented in Fulda the fruit of many years of scientific work: a new edition of the so-called “Unified Translation" (Einheitsübersetzung) of the Bible into German. It’s called “unified” because, from the original published from 1962 onward, these editions are supposed to be used ecumenically, unifying Catholics and Protestants in Germany. The original aim, however, was thwarted...
  • Where’s the playground, Susie?

    09/22/2016 7:16:39 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 13 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 22, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    A playground in Missouri is becoming a political minefield. "Only one religious freedom case is currently before the Supreme Court this upcoming term: Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Pauley," the Alliance for Defending Freedom (ADF) notes. "Trinity Lutheran is a case about a religious preschool that was rejected from a state program that provides reimbursement grants to purchase rubberized surface material (tire scraps) for children’s playgrounds." "The preschool was ultimately denied the grant for its playground solely because the playground belongs to a religious organization." The ADF is a national network of lawyers who undertake religious liberty cases. The...
  • Archbishop Lori Responds to Civil Rights Commission

    09/21/2016 8:00:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the U.S. bishops' Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, responded forcefully in defense of religious liberty to a very disturbing statement from the chairman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights upon the issuance of its report on "Peaceful Coexistence." First, let's go over what the report said. Here's what page 21 of the report states: USCCB:(1) schools must be allowed to insist on inclusive values; 2) throughout history, religious doctrines accepted at one time later become viewed as discriminatory, with religions changing accordingly; 3) without exemptions, groups would not use the...
  • 85 YEARS AGO TODAY: J. R. R. TOLKIEN CONVINCES C. S. LEWIS THAT CHRIST IS THE TRUE MYTH

    09/21/2016 12:30:55 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | September 20, 2016 | Justin Taylor
    On an early Sunday morning, September 20, 1931, three 30-something English professors took a stroll together on Addison’s Walk in the grounds of Magdalen College at the University of Oxford: 32-year-old C. S. Lewis (Fellow and Tutor of English Literature at Magdalen College, Oxford), 39-year-old J. R. R. Tolkien (Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford), and 35-year-old Hugo Dyson (Tutor and Lecturer at Reading University). Their time together had begun the evening before at dinner, but their conversation went late into the night.
  • Atheism in Europe

    09/18/2016 11:46:10 AM PDT · by Bon mots · 11 replies
    Reddit ^ | European Union
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  • From "Million Dollar Man" to preacher man (former professional wrestler Ted DiBiase)

    09/17/2016 11:38:02 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 14, 2016 | Ben Houser
    MIDDLEFIELD, Conn. -- It is nearly 11 p.m. on a late-August evening, and we're up in the sanctuary at Victory Christian Church. The congregation that once filled the church is gone, and just four of us remain: a publicist, the pastor, myself, and the subject of the interview. I prop my camera up with a few books and DVDs that went unsold. We do a check for audio levels, and then it happens. The quiet, humble man I had met only hours earlier unleashed it. He belted out that loud, diabolical laugh that only one man could deliver. It was...
  • The Real Reason Behind Kaepernick Outrage

    09/10/2016 10:22:11 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 31 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 9/10/16 | Dolley
    Why are people so angry over an NFL player that refused to stand for the National Anthem?    Hundreds of thousands of words have been written on the subject and I won't rehash any of them, but I'd ask you to consider the reason people are outraged and why it matters. Sports fan is a shortened form of the original term, sports fanatic.  Fanatic is defined as a person filled with excessive and single-minded zeal (great energy or enthusiasm in pursuit of a cause or an objective), especially for an extreme religious or political cause.  A religion can be defined as a...