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  • The difference between Republicans and Democrats

    09/02/2015 4:05:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 2, 2015 | Robert Leonard,
    "The difference between Republicans and Democrats is that Republicans believe people are fundamentally bad, while Democrats see people as fundamentally good." With that philosophical premise, former Oklahoma Rep. J.C. Watts (R) isolated the differences between members of the two political parties in the clearest manner I've ever heard, and the implications of his statement are considerable, as it explains many Republican policies for at least a generation. Watts made the remarks in Pella, Iowa, while stumping for Sen. Rand Paul's (R-Ky.) presidential bid prior to the Iowa caucuses. Watts drew the nation's attention first as the quarterback who led the...
  • Judge orders Rowan clerk to appear in court Thursday after she again denies marriage licenses

    09/01/2015 4:25:48 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 33 replies
    Kentucky.com ^ | 1 Sep 15 | John Cheves
    A federal judge has ordered Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis and her deputies to appear in his courtroom Thursday and explain why Davis should not be held in contempt of court for refusing to issue marriage licenses. Shortly after opening her doors Tuesday, Davis told two same-sex couples who asked for marriage licenses that she would not issue them, despite a federal court injunction ordering her to do so. In a brief but tense encounter between Davis and a couple dozen marriage-equality demonstrators who crowded into her office, the clerk repeatedly refused to comply with the court order. "Under whose...
  • Crucial Questions: 22 Free eBooks from R.C. Sproul

    09/01/2015 3:01:47 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Ligonier.org ^ | 9/1/15 | Nathan Bingham
    To further help Christians know what they believe, why they believe it, how to live it, and how to share it, in May 2013 we made the ebook editions of R.C. Sproul’s Crucial Questions series free forever. We continue to publish new ebooks in this series and this year have added Can I Lose My Salvation? and What Is the Great Commission?Here is a complete list of the free ebooks in the Crucial Questions series: Are These the Last Days? (Kindle) (iTunes)Can I Be Sure I’m Saved? (Kindle) (iTunes)Can I Have Joy in My Life? (Kindle) (iTunes)Can I Know God’s Will? (Kindle) (iTunes)Can I Lose My Salvation?...
  • Something Worse Than the IRS Awaits Greedy Televangelists

    08/31/2015 12:17:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 80 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 30, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    The fourth circle of Hell, as envisioned by Dante Alighieri in The Divine Comedy, is reserved for the avaricious and the profligate. It is where those whose lust for getting and spending knew no bounds in life are punished in the afterlife by being battered endlessly with heavy weights. Notable among the souls damned for their greed, Dante wrote, "were clergymen and popes and cardinals, within whom avarice works its excess." What disgusted the great poet in 14th-century Florence money-grubbing hucksters masquerading as men of God is just as disgusting in 21st-century America. Comedian John Oliver is no...
  • Real Spiritual: Decline

    08/31/2015 7:55:40 AM PDT · by TBP · 9 replies
    ItsReally Real,org ^ | August 30, 2015 | Rev. Brian Akers
    Over the past few years as a minister there has been a growing narrative that, for many reasons, I havent been able to escape. It would seem that the statistics and facts all say that church is in decline. Dont take my word for it either there are plenty of other Huffington Post authors chiming in about this apparent trend too. Some say that its all about the lack of religion in our schools, laws and culture as if the country is devolving. Some say that the immediacy of God, also described as an apocalyptic culture, has been lost. You...
  • The Next Front in the War on Religious Freedom: Watch the Cities of Denver And Chicago

    08/28/2015 6:09:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/28/2015 | David Harsanyi
    Stop bellyaching about Washington. All the countrys best fascists are on your local city council. Not long ago, Colorado became a leader in the fight against religious freedom when its Civil Rights Commission, self-appointed ministers of justice and theology, decided that a shopkeeper who refuses to participate in a gay wedding ceremony must be smeared and fined out of business. A Colorado appeals court says this is kosher, finding that the brittle sensitivities of a cakeless couple outweigh the constitutional rights of Christian business owners. Now, in an effort to save everyone some time, the cultural imperialists at the Denver...
  • An Open Letter To Donald Trump

    08/27/2015 12:22:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2015 | Michael Brown
    Dear Mr. Trump, Like millions of Americans, I am intrigued with your meteoric rise to the top of the polls. You have truly captured the imagination of this nation. Because I would love to see you succeed, Ive got some unsolicited advice for you. And youre going to love this. Its free! If youll allow me to introduce myself, Im a Jewish follower of Jesus (just like Peter and Paul and John and the rest of the apostles), an author, professor, minister, and national talk radio host. My wife, Nancy, and I have been married for almost 40 years, and...
  • Duke University Summer Reading Sparks Controversy

    08/24/2015 9:07:42 AM PDT · by cblue55 · 29 replies
    The TWC News ^ | August 24, 2015 | Time Warner Cable
    DURHAM - Some Class of 2019 students at Duke University opted out of reading the recommended summer book.\ Fun Home is a graphic novel that depicts the authors, Alison Bechdel, relationship with her father and issues with sexual identity. According to the Duke Chronicle, some incoming freshmen decided not to read Fun Home because of the sexual images and themes conflicted with their personal and religious beliefs. Some students also added that Duke University didnt consider people with more conservative beliefs. The summer reading book committee said the book was controversial but wanted it to spark a discussion even if...
  • Brandon High School Band pulled from football game performance (and fined $7,500)

    08/23/2015 11:10:46 PM PDT · by yorkie · 52 replies
    MSNews ^ | August 21, 2015 | Maggie Wade
    The Brandon High School Band did not perform at halftime during the season-opening game Friday night. A statement from the Rankin County School District says a July federal court order is the reason the band was banned from Friday night's halftime show. The band had been slated to perform the hymn "How Great Thou Art." The district made the decision to ban the halftime show after learning the hymn was included in the performance. "It bothers me because you look at the schools and all of the school shootings and all the bad things that are happening, and wonder why....
  • Donald Trump: I Go Out Of My Way To Use The Word Christmas [VIDEO]

    08/23/2015 5:23:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 21, 2015 | by Alex Pappas
    I go out of my way to use the word Christmas,' Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump told an Alabama radio host, seemingly in an attempt to capture the crowd of voters that, like Bill OReilly and Fox & Friends, think the word Christmas is under assault. Theres an assault on anything having to do with Christianity, Trump told Yellowhammer Radio host Cliff Sims on Friday. They dont want to use the word Christmas anymore at department stores. Theres always lawsuits and unfortunately a lot of those lawsuits are won by the other side. As president, Trump vowed, I will fight...
  • HS Marching Band Barred From Playing Halftime Hymn...

    08/23/2015 3:42:49 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 67 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/22/15 | Dave Urbanski
    ...But Fans in Stands Have an Answer for That Ruling A Mississippi school district had just been through some serious gavel pounding from a federal judge including a $7,500 fine and didnt want any more problems. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves gave Rankin County School District the word on July 10, saying it promoted Christianity during school hours after it agreed to stop. So Reeves fined the district $7,500 and again ordered it to stop sponsoring prayers at graduations, assemblies, athletic competitions and other school events, WLBT-TV reported. That means administrators, teachers and staff of the Rankin County...
  • Video: HS band barred for playing hymn, crowd sings it instead

    08/23/2015 9:48:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | August 23, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Just when you’re starting to think that the entire country is going down the tubes sideways, a story comes along to remind you that it all just might work out in the end after all. Todd Starnes at Fox news uncovered one of those small town stories of political correctness infecting the courts and running completely off the rails this week. At Brandon High School in Mississippi, the traditional Friday Night football game was missing their halftime show. The school’s marching band had been ordered off the field because their presentation included the hymn How Great Thou Art. That may...
  • Why Franklin Grahams salary raises eyebrows among Christian nonprofits

    08/22/2015 6:11:03 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 121 replies
    Franklin Grahams annual compensation of $880,000, revealed in a Charlotte Observer story, has some worrying that too many top Christian nonprofit leaders as well as pastors are seeing themselves as CEOs instead of as Gods servants... A spokesman for Franklin Graham said his compensation was determined by independent commissions that compared similar organizations top salaries. Graham was not available to answer questions.....
  • Planned Parenthood Protest : St. Pete, FL : Hell's Gates to FALL before Christ's Truth : 2015-08-22

    08/22/2015 9:40:14 AM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 88 replies
    http://www.Engineering-Excellence.Us ^ | 2015-08-22 | Patton@Bastogne
    . After Action Report St. Petersburg (FL) Planned Parenthood Protest 2018-08-22 ================================================ Executive Summary: St. Petersburg Pro-Life citizens (175) rallied 'en masse today protesting the Holocaust-style butchery practiced by Planned Parenthood and funded by U.S. citizen tax dollars. Rally organizer Pastor Dick Maxwell (lifeguards@live.com) did a superb job in rallying Christians and Pro-Life citizens from all across the Tampa-Clearwater-Dunedin-St-Petersburg metropolitan area. Location: Planned Parenthood Office, 8950 Martin Luther King Drive North, St. Petersburg, Florida. A group of rally attendees gathered for a few moments at the very front door of the St. Petersburg office for a photo shoot. The Planned...
  • The Counterfeit Christian

    08/21/2015 7:29:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2015 | Mike Adams
    Over a decade ago, I went to Yale University to give a speech at the law school. While I was there, my host took me on a tour of the campus. When we visited the divinity school, he commented on the fact that atheists often sought their divinity degrees at Yale. We both agreed that it made sense. If you really hated Christianity, it would only be wise to try to destroy it from within. The concept of destroying Christianity from within was not unfamiliar to me when I visited Yale. I had already seen it before on my own...
  • The Soul & Friendship's Role (Part 2) PODCAST

    08/20/2015 4:06:44 PM PDT · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case]
    Archive.org ^ | August 17, 2015 | Rob W. Case
    In the second half of our discussion on the Soul and Friendships Role, my educator friend and co-producer Tom Pazdan and I will discuss meaningful friendships that become toxic. If you are an emotionally sensitive person, and you feel (or have felt) hurt, anger, disappointment, or what have you due either to a broken friendship, or one that is now full of animosity, this show will try to make some sense out of your feelings. Also on the program, we will discuss how Jesus Christ provides a template for friendships, as the perfect model for them, on this edition of...
  • The Republican and Trump, Hubris, and Nemesis

    08/20/2015 8:24:28 AM PDT · by Mercat
    First Things ^ | PETE SPILIAKOS
    There is a chasm that separates right-leaning voters (a group that is larger than the conservative base) and the Republican Party's establishment. A grotesque !gure who had supported single- payer health care and a recent supporter of Planned Parenthood is leading the polls for the Republican nomination. A famed surgeon who has no experience of elective o"ce is running second, while the Republican senator most hated by the Republican senatorial conference is running third. These polls are a terrible predictor of the next Republican presidential nominee, but they still tell us something important. Donald Trump's current support is remarkably broad....
  • Ten Things to Remember as the Presidential Campaign Gets Into Full Swing

    08/19/2015 6:18:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 8/19/15 | Kevin DeYoung
    I’m not telling you whom to vote for. I’m not predicting who will win their party’s nomination. I’m not giving you a primer on which issues to consider as you vote in a caucus or primary (several months from now) or as you vote (over a year from now) in the presidential election. Before you think through any of that, keep these ten things in mind.1. We’re not electing a king. It always amazes me how many Americans, even those who ostensibly believe in checks and balances and limited government, are eager to believe the wildest promises our politicians make. More...
  • The Origins of the Scandinavian-Slavonic Axis

    08/18/2015 9:47:21 AM PDT · by Noumenon · 11 replies
    Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time (1966 edition) | 1966 | Carroll Quigley
    This particular chapter in Carroll Quigley's Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time presents a fascinating and at times, stunning analysis of the contrast between Western and Eastern civilizations. from <Chapter 7 Creation of the Russian Civilization In the nineteenth century most historians regarded Russia as part of Europe but it is now becoming increasingly clear that Russia is another civilization quite separate from Western Civilization. Both of these civilizations are descended from Classical Civilization, but the connection with this predecessor was made so differently that two quite different traditions came into existence. Russian traditions were...
  • How Do You Know What's Right and Wrong? Left-Right Differences, Part VII

    08/18/2015 6:13:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2015 | Dennis Prager
    How can we determine what is morally right? The answer to this question -- the most important question human beings need to answer -- is a major difference between Left and Right. For conservatives, the answer is, and has always been, that there are moral truths -- objective moral standards -- to which every person is accountable. In America, this has meant accountability to the Creator, the God of the Bible, and to Judeo-Christian values. For the Left, the answer has always been -- meaning since Karl Marx, the father of Leftism -- that there is no transcendent source of...
  • Islam was Created as a Criminal Enterprise

    08/17/2015 6:57:38 PM PDT · by Patriot27591 · 23 replies
    CleanTV ^ | 8-17-15 | Yada, host of Shattering Myths
    Islam was Created as a Criminal Enterprise. That is indisputable. It is described as such in the Quran. The only question is: Is raping, stealing, plundering and murdering justified. Muslims and their so-called holy books say yes. Westerners say no. Muslims believe running a criminal enterprise is fine as long as Robin Hood mentality is applied. Robin Hood robbed from the rich because the poor didn't have money. But he justified his stealing by saying that the rich folks who he stole from were bad. And the poor people he gave to were good. In Islamic writings, stealing from infidels...
  • Polyamory: taboo for religious Americans but not for the rest

    08/13/2015 8:47:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    YouGov ^ | August 12, 2015 | Peter Moore
    The recent Supreme Court decision which asserted that the right to marry is a constitutional right, including for same sex couples, has raised prompted some commentators to question whether the same could be said of polygamy. Polygamy has long been prohibited and rarely practised in the United States, but at least the practise is quite common in many parts of the Islamic world and sub-Saharan Africa. What is increasingly common in the United States, however, are various forms of 'polyamory', where people have multiple sexual and romantic partners with the full knowledge of their partners. YouGov's research shows that most...
  • Repentance and Renewal

    08/13/2015 3:37:58 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Ligonier.org ^ | 8/13/15 | Rosaria Butterfield
    from Rosaria Butterfield [former professor at Syracuse University and lesbian activist...her testimonial speech on her submission to Jesus Christ. Audio link]
  • A Millennials Search for Meaning

    08/12/2015 10:47:23 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 11, 2015 | Judy Russell
    In Demetrius Minors autobiography, Preservation and Purpose: The Making of a Young Millennial, the young Pentecostal minister relates his journey of self-discovery through the grace of God and how ultimately this shapes his impression of the millennial generation. demetrius minor book Through this self-discovery, Demetrius shapes himself into an unusual yet relatable character; a black American and a self-identified conservative in an increasingly secular country. By doing this not only does he put our own lives into perspective while overcoming defeat through faith, family and politics, but inspires us to question the reasons for our beliefs. It will take the...
  • Here are the countrys most and least racially diverse religious groups

    08/12/2015 7:22:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/12/2015 | By Michael Lipka, Pew Research Center
    This analysis is by Michael Lipka, an editor focusing on religion at Pew Research Center. The nations population is growing more racially and ethnically diverse and so are many of its religious groups, both at the congregational level and among broader Christian traditions. But a new analysis of data from the 2014 Religious Landscape Study also finds that these levels of diversity vary widely within U.S. religious groups. We looked at 29 groups including Protestant denominations, other religious groups and three subsets of people who are religiously unaffiliated based on a methodology used in our 2014 Pew...
  • SEX IS MORE AND LESS IMPORTANT THAN YOU THINK

    08/12/2015 6:28:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 8/11/15 | Trevin Wax
    Sex is everything, goes the idea in the 21st century. And sex is nothing. This paradoxical view of sexuality in our society requires a paradoxical response from the Church. Our Christian witness must put sex in its place meaning, we will need to take sexuality more seriously and less seriously than the rest of society.
  • Hero SAS sniper saves father and eight-year-old son from being beheaded by ISIS maniac

    08/11/2015 7:43:41 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 28 replies
    UK Express ^ | Aug 11, 2015 | Nick Gutteridge
    Hero SAS sniper saves father and eight-year-old son from being beheaded by ISIS maniac A HERO SAS sniper gunned down a knife-wielding Islamic State (ISIS) maniac just as he was trying to brutally behead a father and his young son. By Nick Gutteridge PUBLISHED: 02:29, Tue, Aug 11, 2015 | UPDATED: 08:52, Tue, Aug 11, 2015 The brave British marksman saved the terrified eight-year-old and his father after taking out the crazed jihadi with a head shot from 1,000 metres away. The special forces crack shot then killed two other members of the hated terror group, who were also taking...
  • Goddess Kali projected on New York's Empire State Building [Proverbs 8]

    08/11/2015 5:20:23 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 56 replies
    Times of India ^ | 8/10/2015 | Staff
    NEW DELHI: In a breathtaking spectacle, Goddess Kali was projected on the Empire State Building in New York. Artist Andrew Jones designed the portrait of the goddess to make the point that Mother Nature now more than ever needs a fierce avatar to fight the dangers of pollution and extinction, Firstpost.com reported. Earlier images of endangered species, including Cecil the lion, were also projected on the iconic building...
  • LAY UP TREASURES IN HEAVEN

    08/10/2015 4:49:30 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 8/7/15 | John Piper and Brian J. Tabb
    ....Think about your toys as a child. You doubtless spent hours playing with those toy cars, dolls, stuffed animals, or video games that are probably now either stored in a box in the attic or discarded in a landfill. Think about your familys first computer. As useful and enjoyable as it was, the technology has now become obsolete, forcing you to replace it with a newer model that doesnt require floppy disks or DOS commands. Todays top smartphone will be cast off in three years. Your new car will rust and eventually break down. The birthday present your children ask...
  • Bishop Jakes, Could You Clarify Your Stance on Homosexuality?

    08/10/2015 6:00:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 10, 2015 | Michael Brown
    Bishop Jakes, with real interest, I watched your interview with Marc Hill, and the one thing that was clear was that you did not answer with clarity. Given your stature as one of the most influential Christian leaders in the country, and given the fact that headlines now read, T.D. Jakes Comes Out for Gay Marriage and LGBT Churches, Says Position is Evolving, and, Bishop T.D. Jakes says Black church changing stance on LGBT community, I appeal to you to remove all ambiguity and state clearly what you believe. According to the Scriptures, is homosexual practice sinful in Gods sight?...
  • The 30 Least Religious Cities In The United States

    08/09/2015 11:39:25 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 69 replies
    Huff n' Puff Post Toasties ^ | 08/09/2015 06:37 PM EDT | Antonia Blumberg
    In spite of the loathsome source, the list of the top 30 least religious cities confirms everything about liberalism. The top four are confirmed leftist cesspools: Portland, OR San Francisco, CA Seattle, WA Denver, CO Click through to see the rest along with a picture of the city skyline.
  • Texans RB Arian Foster says he doesn't believe in God

    08/07/2015 6:52:36 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | August 07, 2015
    Houston Texans running back Arian Foster said in an interview published Thursday he doesn't believe in God.
  • Catholic Diocese in North Dakota Severs All Ties With Boy Scouts Over Gay Adult Troop Leaders

    08/05/2015 7:52:38 PM PDT · by xzins · 23 replies
    CNS News ^ | August 5, 2015 | Michael W. Chapman
    (CNSNews.com) The Catholic Diocese of Bismark, North Dakota, is formally severing its churches, schools, and other institutions from the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) because of the latters decision to allow openly homosexual adults and employees to work in the Boy Scouts. The BSAs executive committee voted to lift its century-old national restriction on openly gay adult leaders and employees on July 27. The Catholic Diocese of Bismark, headed by Bishop David Kagan moved swiftly to disassociate itself from the now pro-gay BSA. [E]ffective immediately, the Catholic Church of the Diocese of Bismarck and each and every one of...
  • 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 · 48 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 Obamas 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 Obamas 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 Obamas Christianity remain unclear. At a...
  • Scott Walker Still Isnt 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 dont know, the Republican presidential candidate said... I presume he is,.... Youre not going to get a different answer than I said before, Walker said toward the end of a Q&A session moderated by Politicos Mike Allen. Walker said hes never asked Obama about his faith. As someone who is a believer myself, I dont presume to know someones beliefs about whether they follow Christ or not unless Ive 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 · 70 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 Parenthoods 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 Im 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. Ill 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 · 40 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. Ive 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 bases 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 thats being billed as the largest public satanic ceremony in history. The Satanic Temple has said Saturdays 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 hes inciting political rebellion, an uprising of the masses against the worlds superrich capitalists. And yet, right-wing conservatives remain in denial, tuning out the popes message, hoping hell just go away like the Occupy Wall Street movement did. Never. Americas 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 GOPs Fab 15. Pope Francis is the only real political leader that matters this year. Forget the rest. Heres 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....