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  • Farmer Can Return To Farmer’s Market, Court Says City Discriminated Based On Marriage Views

    09/18/2017 1:06:09 PM PDT · by Twotone · 36 replies
    Arizona Daily Independent ^ | September 17, 2017 | Staff
    A federal court issued an order Friday that requires the city of East Lansing to allow a farmer to return to its 2017 farmer’s market after city officials developed a rule for the purpose of keeping him out because of his marriage views. The city ousted Steve Tennes and Country Mill Farms after reading a post on his Facebook page that expressed his religious belief in marriage as the union between one man and one woman. “Just like all Americans, a farmer should be free to live and speak according to his deeply held religious beliefs without fear of government...
  • NABEEL QURESHI (1983-2017)

    09/18/2017 9:06:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 9/16/17 | Justin Taylor
    On Saturday, September 16, 2017, Nabeel Qureshi, age 34, entered into the joy of his master, Jesus Christ, after enduring a yearlong battle with cancer. Islam Was All Nabeel was born in California as a U.S. citizen to Pakistani immigrants who fled religious persecution at the hands of fellow Muslims. His parents were devout members of the peaceful Ahmadi sect of Islam, which differs from orthodox Islam on some minor doctrines but shares with it a belief in the six articles of faith belief in tawheed [absolute monotheism]belief in the prophetsbelief in the booksbelief in the unseenbelief in the day of judgmentbelief in...
  • Immigrants from Middle East reviving lamb and goat market

    09/17/2017 3:27:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Berks Country ^ | September 13, 2017 | Lisa Scheid
    Shumaila Shah knows how to cook her husband's favorite dish the way one might say the Pledge of Allegiance. "Cook onions, tomatoes, garlic and ginger crushed together," she said, articulating something so familiar it didn't need words, English or Punjabi. "Salt, pepper, garam masala. Put meat in and add water to make a gravy. Cook until the meat is soft, not tough." How long? She thinks for a moment. "A half-hour; it depends on the meat," she said. "Then add the potatoes, because they take a shorter time to cook. We eat it with naan." The recipe for her aloo...
  • Sen. Feinstein defends grilling of federal judicial nominee over Catholic faith

    09/17/2017 12:11:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 53 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sept 17, 2017 | Valerie Richardson
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein defended Sunday her much-criticized grilling of a judicial nominee over her Catholic faith, saying that Amy Coney Barrett had made “questionable” statements in her writings. Ms. Feinstein said that she considered Catholicism to be a “great religion,” but that it was appropriate for the Senate Judiciary Committee to quiz Ms. Barrett about her religious beliefs. “Having said that, this is a woman who has no real trial or court experience,” said Ms. Feinstein on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “And therefore there is no record. She’s a professor, which is fine, but all we have to look...
  • The Real Reason for the Anti-Trump Demonstrations

    11/19/2016 2:00:41 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 34 replies
    Intellectual Takeout ^ | 11-16-16 | Martin Cothran
    The anti-Trump demonstrations we now see in the streets are not just examples of the immaturity of many modern secular liberals, who seem to think that everyone else is somehow obligated to agree with them. They’re also a symptom of the distorted influence politics now exercises over our culture. But in addition to being a symptom of our culture, the dominance of politics in every aspect of life is also a consequence of liberalism itself. The tendency of liberalism has always been to politicize everything. Thanks to liberalism, we have a politicized media that has abandoned journalistic standards in a...
  • Secularist Dogmas That Live Loudly Within Lefties

    09/15/2017 4:44:37 PM PDT · by Twotone · 17 replies
    American Spectator ^ | September 15, 2015 | George Neumayr
    For years, the Washington establishment held up Sally Quinn, the wife of the late Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, as the society doyenne par excellence and a “serious” reporter. The Great and Good would gather at her mansion to bat around the issues of the day. Much talk of a sinister religiosity afoot in the land would ensue. But it turns out that Quinn, when not passing around drinks and appetizers to these self-proclaimed rationalists, was in the back playing with her tarot cards and concocting hexes for her enemies. In her new “spiritual memoir,” Finding Magic, Quinn discloses her...
  • The LGBT Agenda vs. Religious Freedom: Which Will Dominate Society?

    09/14/2017 8:25:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/14/2017 | Avner Zarmi
    One day in 2012, Charles Craig and David Mullins entered Jack Phillips’ Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado, to order a wedding cake. Phillips, a Christian and self-described “cake artist” who custom-designs cakes for various occasions, politely declined, citing his religious beliefs.Having previously, in the words of his lawyer, refused to bake cakes for Halloween, or with anti-American, anti-family, or what he considered profane messages, Phillips also would not design a cake to celebrate an event in violation of his understanding of Leviticus XX, 13.Craig and Mullins promptly filed a complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation...
  • Stop playing 'Hallelujah Chorus' atheists tell school

    09/13/2017 10:49:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 13 | Todd Starnes
    A gaggle of disgruntled atheists are doing a whole lot of hollering about the Hallelujah Chorus in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The Freedom From Religion Foundation’s local chapter is angry after a teacher at Linden Elementary School played a portion of the “Hallelujah Chorus” during morning announcements. “While this music may be beautiful and even inspirational for Christians, it is not acceptable for broadcasting to the entire student body at Linden Elementary,” Aleta Ledendecker wrote in a letter to the school district that was obtained by the Oak Ridger. The aggrieved atheist group said they were acting on behalf of two...
  • Trump gives hope to Jewish push for FEMA aid to houses of prayer

    09/11/2017 11:25:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | September 12, 2017 | Ron Kampeas, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
    JTA - A tweet by President Donald Trump on Friday night, with Houston recovering from Hurricane Harvey and his sister Irma set to ravage Florida, is renewing hope among Jewish groups that have long advocated for emergency assistance to houses of worship. “Churches in Texas should be entitled to reimbursement from FEMA Relief Funds for helping victims of Hurricane Harvey (just like others),” Trump said on Twitter, referring to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Attempts in the past two Congresses to extend FEMA protections to houses of worship had broad bipartisan support, but were stymied by the Obama administration’s concerns...
  • Nigel Farage: Immigration & Islam

    09/10/2017 3:03:57 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    BitChute ^ | 10 September 2017 | Nigel Farage
    Video [censored off of You Tube] about immigration, islamification
  • Sens. Feinstein and Durbin Are Fooling No One

    09/08/2017 5:16:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 8, 2017 | David Limbaugh
    It's rich that rule of law-scoffing Democratic Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Dick Durbin grilled one of President Trump's judicial nominees, law professor Amy Coney Barrett, for placing her religious beliefs above the law. During Barrett's appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, Durbin asked her, "Do you consider yourself an orthodox Catholic?" Apparently, Durbin thought he had Barrett dead to rights because of assertions she made in a law review article she co-wrote with her law professor in 1998 as a third-year student at Notre Dame Law School. In the article, "Catholic Judges in Capital Cases," the authors discussed...
  • Senate Democrats Attack Judicial Nominee's Catholic Faith

    09/07/2017 6:40:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 7, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    Senate Democrats came dangerously close to crossing a constitutional line regarding religious faith during an inquisition of one of President Trump's nominees for the federal court. Senators grilled federal judicial nominee Amy Barrett -- demanding to know how her faith would influence her decisions from the bench. Barrett is a professor at Notre Dame Law School and a devout Catholic. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), expressed grave concerns that Barrett is a Catholic in good standing. "When you read your speeches, the conclusion one draws is that the dogma lives loudly within you, and that's of concern when you come to...
  • FactChecker: Are All Christian Denominations in Decline? Which ones are growing and declining?

    09/06/2017 7:04:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 03/2017 | Joe Carter
    In a recent interview in which she announced she had joined the Episcopal Church, Rachel Held Evans said, Just about every denomination in the American church— including many evangelical denominations — is seeing a decline in numbers, so if it’s a competition, then we’re all losing, just at different rates. Many Americans, both within and outside the church, share Evans perception of the decline of denominations. But is it true? Are most denominations truly seeing a decline in numbers? Before we answer the question, we should clarify what is meant by “decline.” We could, for instance, say that Protestantism has been...
  • Elizabeth Warren and Religion

    09/06/2017 4:47:07 PM PDT · by SonofCuchulainn · 12 replies
    New Boston Post ^ | Tuesday, September 5, 2017 | NBP Editorial Board
    Imagine a candidate for public office so shameless that she’ll make up a nonexistent devotion to religion to try to appeal to voters. Now imagine a candidate who doesn’t have to do it, because a local newspaper will do it for her. The Boston Globe in its shilling for U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Morrissey Boulevard) has sunk to depths that not even the object of its affection has gone to. Here’s the money paragraph in the Globe’s profile this weekend of Elizabeth-Warren-as-religious-person: ...
  • Losing Religion: More than Half of Britons Say They Have ‘No Religion’

    09/05/2017 5:16:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 4, 2017 | Victoria Friedman
    For the first time, more than half of Britons describe themselves as having “no religion”, with just 15 per cent of respondents considering themselves a member of the Church of England. From a study conducted in 2016, data from the British Social Attitudes Survey suggests that 53 per cent of the British public describes themselves as having “no religion” – up from 48 per cent in 2015, reports Christian Today.
  • Pope, Orthodox leader make climate change appeal to 'heal wounded creation'

    09/01/2017 8:45:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 1, 2017 | Staff
    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis and Orthodox Christian leader Patriarch Bartholomew called on Friday for a collective response from world leaders to climate change, saying the planet was deteriorating and vulnerable people were the first to be affected. The appeal comes three months after U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from a global agreement, struck in Paris, to limit greenhouse gas emissions. “We urgently appeal to those in positions of social and economic, as well as political and cultural, responsibility to hear the cry of the earth and to attend to the needs of the marginalized,” Francis and Bartholomew said in...
  • The Left's Values Are Our State Church

    08/30/2017 9:55:14 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 8-28-17 | Daniel Greenfield
    "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion..." The First Amendment assumes that the proper sphere of government is policies, not values. And so it protects the right of political participation and prohibits a state church that would define values. The government had the right to decide to go to war with France. It did not have a right to decide what you should believe. Politics extended into the realm of policies, not beliefs. But as religious belief declined, politics replaced it as the repository of moral and ethical values. This transformation began on the left. The left...
  • California: Catholic school removes statues to avoid offending Muslim students

    08/29/2017 10:23:27 AM PDT · by Oatka · 27 replies
    Marin Independent Journall via Pamela Geller ^ | Aug 24, 2017 | Richard Halstead
    “The students attending San Domenico come from a variety of religious backgrounds besides Christianity: Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam.” If there are any Jews attending this school, you can be sure that they didn’t complain about the statues. Buddhists and Hindus in the U.S. have never complained about Christian symbols being displayed in Christian institutions, either. There is only one group that this is all about, the religion of the perpetually enraged and aggrieved. “San Anselmo’s San Domenico School creates stir by removing Catholic statues,” by Richard Halstead, Marin Independent Journal, August 24, 2017: Removal of a number of statues...
  • Joel Osteen opens church amid criticism

    08/29/2017 3:32:34 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/28/17
    First criticized for not sheltering Harvey flood victims, televangelist Joel Osteen is now opening the doors to his Houston megachurch. CNN's John Vause reports.
  • French authorities warn farmers of Jewish thieves ahead of Yom Kippur (Muslims too, Roma did it)

    08/28/2017 5:45:08 PM PDT · by SJackson · 32 replies
    French authorities warn farmers of Jewish thieves ahead of Yom Kippur Municipal veterinary service says Jews and Muslims may try to steal chickens and sheep to use in ‘unauthorized sacrifices’ for holidays Veterinarians in a municipality near Paris warned farmers of an elevated risk of theft of sheep and fowl ahead of the Muslim and Jewish holidays of Eid al-Adha and Yom Kippur, respectively. Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories FREE SIGN UP! The warning, which provoked angry reactions on the part of communal leaders who felt it was discriminatory, came...