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  • Is it really 'unchristian' to resist forced settlement of refugees?

    11/24/2015 11:57:56 AM PST · by hemogoblin · 54 replies
    Christian Action Network ^ | 11-24-2015 | Alec Rooney
    Let us share a trend from Christian Action Network’s Facebook page, where supporters “Like” the things we do and haters bombard us with profanity and/or insults. When we announced our recent petition drive to keep Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe from settling Syrian refugees in our home state (it’s still open; sign it here), the negative reactions all had a similar tone: that we are “unchristian” for opposing a huge, hasty and very political importation of strangers into our midst from a region known for terrorism and extremist violence. Here are some choice examples: How Christian of you.. WWJTA? (Who would...
  • Why Some Churches Choose to Die

    11/22/2015 4:17:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/22/2015 | Thom S. Rainer
    The conversation surprised me. I was recently meeting with about a dozen members of a church that was on the precipice of closing. During their perceived "good old days," the average worship attendance was in the 40s and 50s. Now the church attendance was in the teens. The church was on metaphorical life support. I shared with them some items of urgency that might give them some glimmer of hope. So I was surprised when one of the members asked me a question that seemed to come from nowhere: "Will we have to sing from screens instead of hymnals?" she...
  • You’re Not A Bad Christian Just Because You Want To Be Cautious About Syrian Refugees

    So I guess the Syrian refugee crisis is the latest complex issue we're supposed to pretend to have all figured out. Well, perhaps against my better judgment, I'm going to admit that I don't have it figured out, exactly. To be honest, I hadn't even thought much about refugee policy until very recently. I haven't spent very much time studying the legal and moral arguments for and against the various different sides. I haven't investigated the theological justifications for all of the possible positions on the subject. I'm not an expert by any means. What I know about the relevant...
  • I went to church w/ Ted Cruz, he's building an army of young Christian voters in Iowa-"scary stuff"

    11/21/2015 1:08:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 152 replies
    Salon ^ | November 20, 2015 | Robert Leonard - reporter, anthropologist, and author of “Yellow Cab”
    Many around me in the coffee shop nodded in agreement in support of welcoming Christian refugees and rejecting those of other faiths. It fits their narrative that they should help persecuted Christians. After all, despite the fact that American Christians are the most entitled and privileged people in the history of the planet, many feel persecuted.One of the more endearing customs of many of our small town Iowa churches on Sunday morning is story time. The pastor welcomes elementary and pre-school aged kids up front, where he or she sits with the children, and shares a parable. Often the pastor...
  • Texas Megachurch Votes to Leave Presbyterian Church (USA)

    11/07/2015 1:45:55 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/4/15 | MICHAEL GRYBOSKI
    A Texas congregation with approximately 2,200 members has voted to disaffiliate from Presbyterian Church (USA) over theological differences. First Presbyterian Church of San Antonio members voted Sunday to seek dismissal from PC (USA) and to join the more conservative Evangelical Covenant Order of Presbyterians. According to a vote tally provided to The Christian Post by FPC San Antonio, out of 1,072 voting members present 87.3 percent voted to terminate their affiliation with PC(USA) and 85.6 percent voted to join ECO.
  • Nadia Bolz Weber: A pastor for America's outsiders

    11/05/2015 3:50:48 PM PST · by Salman · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | 6 July 2015 | Jane Little
    At the House for All Sinners and Saints in the US city of Denver, a foul-mouthed tattoo-loving Lutheran pastor who was once a Pagan, an alcoholic and a stand-up comedian, is reinventing church. Nadia Bolz Weber walks through the glass doors and immediately commands attention. She is 6'1" (185cm), has short, salt-and-pepper hair slicked back from her face, wears dark pink lipstick, and her bare arms are well-toned from many hours spent lifting weights in the gym. There is no dog collar this morning. But I get a clear view of her trademark tattoos. Elaborate, colourful images extend all the...
  • Christianity And LGBT Rights: 70% Of US Catholics Say Gays Should Be Accepted By Society

    11/04/2015 11:35:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 11/04/2015 | By Ismat Sarah Mangla
    American Christians have become a lot more tolerant of homosexuality over the past eight years, according to a landmark study released by the Pew Research Center on Tuesday that showed big gains in acceptance since the last time the study was conducted in 2007. The 2014 Religious Landscape Study, a survey of more than 35,000 Americans, examined a vast array of religious and social issues, including immigration. The study concluded that nearly all major religious groups have become significantly more accepting of homosexuality -- and almost all Christian groups are more accepting than they were in 2007. It holds true...
  • Growing Number of Pastors Believe Christianity and Islam Are Similar

    11/04/2015 11:52:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 103 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 10/27/2015 | LISA CANNON GREEN
    Protestant pastors are increasingly polarized about Islam, as a growing share label the Muslim faith violent while a sharply rising minority calls it spiritually good. Although a majority considers Islam dangerous, a small but increasing segment believes Islam is similar to Christianity, according to a new survey by Nashville-based LifeWay Research. Two-thirds of Protestant pastors agree Christianity and Islam should seek to coexist in America. The softening of some pastors' views toward Islam is a key finding of a LifeWay Research survey of 1,000 Protestant pastors. Seventeen percent of pastors characterize Islam as similar to Christianity, nearly double the 9...
  • Hattiesburg church dismissed from Baptist Association for affirming homosexual lifestyle

    11/03/2015 8:33:32 AM PST · by PAR35 · 63 replies
    WDAM-TV ^ | October 27, 2015 | Margaret Ann Morgan
    HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A Baptist church in Hattiesburg that is self-described as "a different kind of Baptist church" was kicked out of the Pine Belt Baptist Association. A written statement by University Baptist Church Pastor Dr. Rusty Edwards said members of the association voted to dismiss UBC from its membership on Tuesday, Oct. 20. ... The statement specifically outlined University Baptist Church's decision to openly affirm the practice of a "homosexual lifestyle" into their church. According to the statement, the church is listed as an "affirming" church on the website The Pine Belt Baptist Association said that doctrine...
  • United Methodist and Episcopalian Church Clergy Lead Prayer Rally to Bless Abortion Clinic

    10/12/2015 12:33:54 PM PDT · by Mandingo Conservative · 103 replies ^ | Oct 12, 2015 | Sarah Zagorski
    In Ohio, Reverend Laura Young says she believes pro-life protesters in front of Planned Parenthood and other abortion facilities have misguided faith....In Ohio, Reverend Laura Young says she believes pro-life protesters in front of Planned Parenthood and other abortion facilities have misguided faith....Young also says religious groups are fueling the so-called war on women. She explained, Women are being attacked at a moral level by the radical Religious Right. Theyve hijacked the political discussion. This event is an opportunity for progressive religious leaders to stop the silence. We need to be in the conversation....The abortion reverend heads up a group...
  • The Episcopal Church drops below two million mark on PB Jefferts Schori's watch

    10/11/2015 7:50:51 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 27 replies
    VirtueOnline ^ | October 10, 2015 | Mary Ann Mueller
    When the 2014 stats came out last week, it was no surprise that The Episcopal Church had again lost membership across the board. However, the newest released figures show that there is a dip in most church growth indicators -- total membership, ASA, congregations, baptisms, communicants, faith formation pupils, confirmations, and receptions from other Christian denominations. There is a slight uptick in marriages and an increase in funerals. For the first time in 75 years, The Episcopal Church's total membership dipped below the two million member mark. TEC's just-released official 2014 stats show worldwide church membership standing at 1,956,042. The...
  • I am a gay priest who is happy': Vatican official fired after coming out on eve of Church conf.

    10/05/2015 9:18:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/04/2015 | By Sarah Kaplan
    On Saturday evening, as hundreds of bishops convened in Rome for a major church assembly on family issues, former Vatican priest Krzysztof Charamsa headed a mile across town to a different gathering: the founding meeting of the Global Network of Rainbow Catholics, a group of 13 organizations advocating for inclusion of gays in the church. Charamsa had lost his job just before, when he was fired from his position in the Vaticans doctrine office after announcing that he was gay and introducing reporters to his boyfriend. I want the Church and my community to know who I am: a gay...
  • The un-Christian immorality of socialist Pope Francis

    10/03/2015 1:11:49 PM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 11 replies
    Renew America ^ | Oct. 3, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    There was a time when even if you were not Catholic, and even if you strenuously disagreed with Roman Catholic doctrine and practice, you could still expect the pontiffs to be on the right side of world events. Yet, we've come a long way from John Paul II joining with Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher to oppose the Soviet Union and worldwide Communism. Those who believed that Communism "fell" with the Berlin Wall were premature, and didn't realize that it was merely going underground, taking on new forms and putting forward new faces to the public at large. One of...
  • Vatican sacks priest after he comes out as gay

    10/03/2015 6:53:49 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 37 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 3, 2015 | Philip Pullella
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican dismissed a priest from his post in a Holy See office on Saturday after he told a newspaper he was gay and urged the Catholic Church to change its stance on homosexuality. Monsignor Krzystof Charamsa was removed from his position at the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, the Vatican's doctrinal arm where he had worked since 2003, a statement said. Charamsa, 43, and a Polish theologian, announced he was gay and had a partner in a long interview with Italy's Corriere della Sera newspaper on Saturday. He later held a news conference...
  • The Christian Temptation Towards Socialism

    10/02/2015 9:53:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/01/2015 | Marc Fitch
    The last temptation of Christ may not have occurred in the desert when Satan confronted Jesus. In the biblical book of Matthew, Christ goes alone into the desert and fasts for 40 days. While he is starving, the Devil confronts and tempts him: If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. Christ answers, Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. The Christian church, both Catholic and Protestant, has faced a similar temptation to turn stone into bread in the form of socialism....
  • How Pope Francis Undermined the Goodwill of His Trip and Proved to Be a Coward

    09/30/2015 12:45:01 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | September 30, 2015 | Michaelangelo Signorile
    After first refusing to confirm nor deny it, the Vatican has confirmed that Pope Francis met with the Kentucky clerk Kim Davis at the Vatican Embassy in Washington, where Davis' attorney -- who made the news public after the pope's trip ended -- said Francis told her to "stay strong." And that simple encounter completely undermines all the goodwill the pope created in downplaying "the gay issue" on his U.S. trip. The pope played us for fools, trying to have it both ways. As I noted last week, he's an artful politician, telling different audiences what they want to hear...
  • Gay Catholics Urge Synod Fathers to Reject Harsh Language

    09/30/2015 6:56:07 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 21 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 9/30/15 | Staff Reporter
    Appeal comes in briefing paper sent to English bishops attending family synodGay Catholics have sent a briefing paper to the two English bishops attending the family synod next week, urging them to reject harsh language about homosexuality. The LGBT Catholics Briefing Paper resulted from a reflection day, sponsored by the LGBT Catholics Westminster Pastoral Council, held in June 2013. The briefing paper is addressed to Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, and Bishop Peter Doyle, Bishop of Northampton and chairman of the bishops conference Committee for Marriage and Family Life, who will be at the synod which opens on Sunday....

    09/27/2015 6:17:24 PM PDT · by xzins · 134 replies
    Powerline ^ | SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 | STEVEN HAYWARD
    One thing that that has puzzled a lot of people since the selection of Pope Francis two years ago is how a left-leaning Pope could succeed two very serious conservative Popes—John Paul II and Benedict XVI—who you would have thought had stacked the ranks of the Cardinals with clergy that would perpetuate their theological and philosophical outlook. Was Benedict hounded out of office by some kind of internal Vatican scandal perhaps? Was there some ecclesiastical version of a coup?There’s no evidence that I’m aware of—until now. Three days ago the National Catholic Register ran a very curious article about...
  • More on the Pope's Speech to Congress: What He Said -- and What He Meant

    09/24/2015 2:08:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush ^ | September 24, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Okay, we're gonna go back to the audio sound bites. Pope Francis and his speech before the joint session of Congress. Let me just ask a question. This is rooted, ladies and gentlemen, in our first caller. I've noticed that there is a process by which people go through when they support somebody, but they're not sure what the person they support is saying all the time or maybe a person they support never has addressed certain things. The people that support them will always interpret what the person they support says as being what they like. I first...
  • Pope Francis Just Echoed Obama's 'Offensive' Prayer Breakfast Remarks

    While delivering the first address from a pontiff to a joint meeting of Congress on Thursday, Pope Francis touched on topics ranging from the plight of immigrants to climate change and the death penalty. Many of his comments were lightly delivered and unlikely to elicit much controversy, though the reaction might be different if they were given by another world leader. Case in point: Toward the beginning of his address, Francis alluded to religious extremism, noting that "no religion is immune" from it. His full quote as prepared for delivery: "Our world is increasingly a place of violent conflict, hatred...
  • Pope Francis' Speech To Congress Didn't Mention Abortion, Gay Marriage By Name

    09/24/2015 8:35:27 AM PDT · by xzins · 151 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 09/24/2015 | Jaweed Kaleem
    In a 3,404-word address, he used only 75 words on the two topics. Pope Francis touched on many topics in his speech to Congress, but conservatives may have expected him to say more about abortion and same-sex marriage. During his historic speech at a joint meeting of Congress on Thursday, Pope Francis hit upon a variety of issues that have defined the Catholic church: protecting the environment, helping the poor, addressing the plight of immigrants, abolishing the death penalty and taking a stand against the proliferation of the weapons trade, to name a few. Yet, while the pope had strong...
  • Pope Francis delivers big for Dems on war, climate, immigration

    09/24/2015 9:15:07 AM PDT · by markomalley · 50 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/24/15 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Pope Francis on Thursday gave an historic address to a joint meeting of Congress that delivered big applause lines for Democrats on issues like the need to end armed conflict, welcoming immigrants, and taking steps to stop climate change. And while Republicans have spent the week reminding people that the pope agrees with the GOP on issues like family and abortion, the pontiff only gave a few brief nods to those issues, and in far less specific terms. For example, he stressed that the "Golden Rule" reminds people of their "responsibility to protect and defend human life at every stage...
  • Francis takes Congress to task on immigration, abortion, gay marriage and (Shortened)

    09/24/2015 9:11:44 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 118 replies ^ | September 24, 2015 | David Martosko,J.Taylor Rushing
    Pope Francis delivered a stinging blow to nativist conservatives bent on keeping illegal immigrants and Middle Eastern refugees out of the United States, saying Thursday in a landmark address to Congress that Americans should show compassion to immigrants of all stripes.
  • Pope Francis Address to the US Congress [Full text]

    09/24/2015 9:09:14 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Zenit ^ | 9/24/15
    Here is the text of Pope Francis address to a Joint Session of the United States Congress at the Capitol in Washington, D.C. * * * Mr. Vice-President, Mr. Speaker, Honorable Members of Congress, Dear Friends, I am most grateful for your invitation to address this Joint Session of Congress in the land of the free and the home of the brave. I would like to think that the reason for this is that I too am a son of this great continent, from which we have all received so much and toward which we share a common responsibility. Each...
  • Rev. Wright: Obama Was 'Steeped In Islam'

    09/21/2015 7:18:26 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 26 replies
    May 18, 2012
    Hysteria regarding Obama being Moslem is nothing new. Let's look at these two videos. Video #1: Around 2:15 mark: KLEIN: When I asked the Reverend Wright about this whole question of Islam and Christianity. He said, well, you know, Barack Obama was steeped in Islam. He knew a lot about Islam from his childhood. But he knew very little about Christianity. And I made it easy for him to feel not guilty about learning about Christianity without turning his back on his Islamic friends. HANNITY: What does that mean? KLEIN: So then I said to him, well, did you...
  • Wright: I Made It Comfortable For Obama to Accept Christianity Without Having to Renounce Islam

    09/20/2015 7:04:08 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 157 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 15, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    In a shocking interview yesterday on the Sean Hannity Radio Show, author Ed Klein said Barack Obamas former pastor helped Obama accept Christianity without having to renounce Islam.
  • Gay Michigan Pastor Forced to Resign Shares Story in Bay Area

    09/19/2015 1:15:42 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 9/18 | Pete Suratos
    A Methodist pastor who was told to resign from his Michigan church because of his sexuality visited the Bay Area to share his story. Rev. Benjamin Hutchinson spoke to the Twin Towers Methodist Church in Alameda on Friday and discussed the life-changing moment when he was told to resign because he is gay. He said he has decided to take his story on the road and change minds along the way. Hutchinson said he was forced to resign from Cassopolis United Methodist Church after he told the bishop about his gay partner. According to the United Methodist Church's guidelines, that...
  • German Bishop Sees Good in Adultery, Sodomy

    09/15/2015 4:57:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 9/15/15 | Ryan Fitzgerald
    A German bishop is advocating Holy Communion for divorced and civilly remarried Catholic spouses and urging a special blessing for same-sex couples. In a recent interview with German newspaper Katholische Nachrichten-Agentur, Bp. Franz-Josef Bode of Osnabrck, Germany, admits marital indissolubility yet questions whether adulterous second civil marriages "might actually correspond better to God's covenant with human beings." Here's his full response: KNA: A major issue will be divorced and remarried individuals. You have advocated allowing such persons to receive Holy Communion under certain conditions. What are those conditions? Bode: Marriage is indissoluble according to the will of Jesus. With a...
  • Vatican Welcomes And Supports Obamas Nuclear Arms Deal With Iran

    09/15/2015 6:10:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 44 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/15/15 | Emma Colton
    Just days before Pope Francis lands in America for a three-city tour, a Vatican official stressed the Holy See approves of Obamas highly controversial Iran nuclear deal, believing it will bring peace to the world.Archbishop Paul Gallagher, who serves as the Vaticans secretary for relations with states, addressed the 59th General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna on Monday, and explained that the Vatican wholeheartedly supports Americas nuclear deal with Iran.We hope that the full implementation of [the nuclear deal] will ensure the peaceful nature of Irans nuclear program under the [Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty] and will...
  • New Leftwing group: We Welcome Refugees will be bringing politics to your pulpits

    09/13/2015 6:18:59 PM PDT · by robowombat · 8 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | September 12, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    New Leftwing group: We Welcome Refugees will be bringing politics to your pulpits starting tomorrow! Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 12, 2015 Ask Ann Voskamp one of the leaders of this new lobbying initiative how she is proposing to save the persecuted Christians first! No surprise, but you need to be ready to speak up! If this new group, with its lobbying campaign, shows up in your church, ask them how many CHRISTIANS and other religious minorities they are proposing to save! I cant emphasize enough that the present invasion of Europe is being led by mostly Muslim migrants...
  • World Meeting of Families president supported pro-abortion, gay marriage candidates: report

    08/26/2015 4:08:24 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 9 replies
    LifeSiteNews | 8/25/15 | Lisa Bourne
    The president of the upcoming papal event in Philadelphia backed political candidates who support homosexual marriage and abortion, including a former Planned Parenthood director, a new report says. World Meeting of Families President Robert Ciaruffoli gave thousands of dollars to several pro-abortion and pro-homosexual candidates over the last 16 years, according to the Lepanto Institute, one that founded a Philadelphia Planned Parenthood facility and opposed restriction of interstate transportation of minors for abortion. While Ciaruffoli did contribute to a number of candidates who uphold life and marriage, the report says, his record of support for those promoting abortion and homosexuality...
  • Baptist Church Founded by First SBC President Allows Ordination of Gay and Transgender Ministers

    08/20/2015 8:58:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/20/2015 | Samuel Smith
    The South Carolina church that was founded by the Southern Baptist Convention's first president has adopted a new non-discrimination policy that will allow for the congregation to not only marry same-sex couples but also ordain openly gay, lesbian and transgender ministers. Dr. Jim Dant, senior minister of the 184-year-old First Baptist Church in Greenville, South Carolina, explained in a recent interview with Greenville Online that his church, which is no longer Southern Baptist, voted earlier this year to take up a new policy that does not allow the church to discriminate in any facet of its ministry on the basis...
  • Catholic Colleges and Planned Parenthood: New Proof of Collusion

    08/19/2015 2:53:12 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | August 19, 2015 | PATRICK REILLY AND JUSTIN PETRISEK
    As corporations and governments face increasing pressure to cut ties with scandal-plagued Planned Parenthood, let’s not forget the obvious: Catholic colleges ought to do the same.What, you ask? Catholic colleges have ties to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider and alleged purveyor of aborted human parts? How is that even possible?It’s a good question. There’s no excuse for colleges that value their Catholic identity to be linked with the corrupt—and corrupting—organization.But in her recent Crisis Magazine article titled “Catholic Colleges Collude with Planned Parenthood,” Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Anne Hendershott reminded readers of several instances of Catholic college ties...
  • The Barbaric Planned Parenthood and Its Catholic Democrat Supporters

    08/09/2015 8:41:42 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/9/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Floridas US Senatorial Candidate Patrick Murphy, at present a US Representative (D-Jupiter) says, on page 6 of that he OPPOSES Human Needs Over Animal Rights! Murphy also states on the same graph that he Strongly Favors ABORTION; the issue in the candidates quiz is stated as Abortion is a womans unrestricted right. Murphy also Strongly Favors Same-Sex Marriage. Now Floridians have a clear choice in the question that asks why the Obama administration and his mainstream media hacksthe propaganda wing of the Democrat partyare having such a hissy fit over the MN dentist who shot the beautiful lion Cecil,...
  • T.D. Jakes Comes Out for Gay Marriage [Matthew 13 - Great Last Days Bundling]

    08/09/2015 9:28:17 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 48 replies
    Christian News Network ^ | 8/7/2015 | Heather Clark
    Megachurch leader and author T.D. Jakes says that homosexuals should attend congregations that affirm their lifestyle and that politics do not need to reflect biblical ethics, adding that his position on homosexuality is both evolved and evolving. During an interview with the Huffington Post on Monday, Jakes was asked by a viewer if he believes that homosexuals and the black church can co-exist. Absolutely I think it is going to be diverse from church to church. Every church has a different opinion on the issue and every gay person is different, he replied. And I think that to speak that...
  • Planned Parenthoods Clergy Advisory Board: Killing Babies is Gods Work

    08/09/2015 11:30:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | August 9, 2015 | Bethany Blankley
    Believe it or not, Planned Parenthood has a Clergy Advocacy Board. And these clergy, in name only, claim Planned Parenthood employees are “doing God’s work.” The Board released a statement (which has since been taken off of Planned Parenthood’s website) in response to what they describe is a Center for Medical Progress (CMP) “smear campaign” (planned-parenthood-clergy-advocacy-board-releases-response-to-smear-campaign”). The video recordings expose Planned Parenthood employees discussing their enthusiastic efforts to illegally sell aborted baby parts. Some include whole baby bodies from partial birth abortions. One purchaser is Stem Express, “a multi-million dollar company that supplies human blood, tissue products, primary cells and...
  • Married lesbian approved as head of Catholic day care in Cardinal Marxs diocese

    08/02/2015 8:36:08 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 31, 2015 | Maike Hickson & John-Henry Westen
    The website of the German Bishops' Conference,, reported yesterday on the first case of a practicing homosexual permitted to remain in a position at a Catholic Church institution despite a flagrant and public violation of the Church's moral law. The woman who heads a Caritas Day Care Center in Bavaria, had been asked in April to leave her position due to her announcement that she was going to marry a woman. The decision has now been rescinded, according to Fr. Hans Lindenberger, head of the Caritas in Munich, Germany. Cardinal Reinhard Marx, who is the Archbishop of the Diocese...
  • Obama Stopped Being a Christian American Upon Election to POTUS

    08/02/2015 2:59:41 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 30 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/02/15 | Jerry McConnell
    The shadowy shyster Obama January 20, 2009, was the date; the infamous date when the destroyer of the country called the United States of America began his crusade to kill off as many citizens as possible, and as many symbols and patriotic sayings as he possibly could annihilate. If some took actual lives with his deadly thrusts, the happier he was and the more he enjoyed being the Messiah of doom. O1/20/09 was also the date when nearly half of the country abandoned their citizenship and bowed down to this fakir who could not even produce a legitimate birth certificate....
  • All dogs, and cats, and pigs, and goats, and cockroaches go to heaven: So says Pope Francis

    07/24/2015 11:09:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 218 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 07/24/2015 | BY BRUCE FRIEDRICH
    The question of whether animals will join us in the afterlife finally has a definitive response from Rome. Its a topic thats been long debated, with Popes weighing in unofficially on both sides. Last December, a story broke nationwide claiming that Pope Francis had declared that animals are going to heaven, but it turns out that the media had conflated two stories, and that it was actually Pope Paul VI who had, many years earlier, told a young boy that one day we will see our animals in the eternity of Christ. Paul was later contradicted by Pope Benedict XVI,...
  • Christian Writer Still Supports Planned Parenthood Despite Selling Aborted Baby Parts

    07/22/2015 11:46:44 AM PDT · by Morgana · 57 replies ^ | Jul 22, 2015 | Sarah Zagorski
    It is really upsetting that top Democrats across the country are refusing to denounce Planned Parenthoods abortion business, especially after the recent video showing their top doctor, Deborah Nutatola, discussing their negotiations with a business called Stem Express that purchases aborted babies body parts for experimentation. However, whats even more upsetting and quite frankly unimaginable is Christians standing with Planned Parenthood. In an article posted on July 20th, writer Dan Wilkinson says he still supports the abortion giant even though he is a Christian . In summary, his reasoning is that there is nothing wrong with donating fetal tissue for...
  • "Fact:" Jesus is a liberal socialist...

    07/19/2015 3:53:51 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 40 replies
    American Irony ^ | 7-19-15 | The Looking Spoon
  • Were Christians Who Campaigned for Same-Sex Marriage Duped?

    07/14/2015 7:41:08 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 35 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | July 06, 2015 | Eric Metaxas
    Both before and after the Supreme Courts ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, some Christians argued that allowing same-sex couples to marry is not inconsistent with traditional Christian teaching on marriage. At the heart of these arguments is the assertion that same-sex relationships are, to borrow a phrase from gay writer Andrew Sullivan, virtually normal. That is, same-sex relationships are, with one very obvious exception, not all that different from traditional marriages. Thus, just as the Supreme Court held that similarly-situated couples should be treated equally under law, similarly-situated couples should be treated equally in our churches. The problem is that...
  • Jimmy Carter: I Believe Jesus Would Approve Gay Marriage

    07/07/2015 1:39:49 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 129 replies ^ | July 7, 2015 | 4:04 PM EDT | By Melanie Hunter
    snip I believe Jesus would, Carter said when asked whether Jesus would approve of gay marriage. I dont have any verse in scripture ... I believe that Jesus would approve gay marriage, but that's just my own personal belief. I think Jesus would encourage any love affair if it was honest and sincere and was not damaging to anyone else, and I don't see that gay marriage damages anyone else." Carter, a born-again Christian and Baptist, said he still teaches Sunday school whenever he attends his home church. He. said he has never ran across any really serious conflicts between...
  • Marching boldly into the New Post-homophobic Christianity

    07/05/2015 6:44:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 79 replies
    Hot ^ | July 5, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    It wasn’t like we didn’t see this coming but it’s certainly arriving faster and harder than even some of the more conservative estimates would have predicted. Now that gay marriage (or just any old marriage if you prefer) is a “constitutionally assured right” in the United States, Left side proponents are taking their victory laps. But at the same time they’re going to stick to the established talking points of telling everyone not to worry… nothing bad is going to happen to anyone else. You’re just not adjusted to the New and Improved Post-Homophobic Christianity. (From the Daily Beast) The...

    07/05/2015 3:42:45 PM PDT · by NYer · 116 replies
    First Things ^ | July 4, 2015 | Matthew Schmitz
    One measure of the decline of mainline social justice activism can be found in a recent Facebook exchange between the Methodist civil rights leader Maxie Dunnam and the Methodist civil rights official Bill Mefford. Dunnam was a heroic opponent of Jim Crow as a young pastor in Mississippi and went on to become the president of Asbury Theological Seminary. He also happens to believe in the historic Christian understanding of marriage, so in response to Obergefell v. Hodges, he made the following post on his Facebook wall:To which Mefford, the Director of Civil and Human Rights for the United...
  • Fordham University Theology Department Chairman Marries Another Man

    07/04/2015 4:04:32 PM PDT · by NYer · 114 replies
    Aletelia ^ | July 4, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    The chairman of the theology department at Fordham University has gotten marriedto another man. The New York Times, which up until a few years ago, declined running wedding announcements involving same-sex couples, reported that J. Patrick Hornbeck II married Patrick Anthony Bergquist Saturday at St. Bartholomews Episcopal Church in Manhattan. The ceremony took place June 27, just a day after the US Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide. That would not have been necessary legally, since New York State has allowed gay "marriage" since 2011. But the ceremony was conducted before the Episcopal Church in America voted this week...
  • Episcopalians Vote to Allow Same-Sex Weddings in Churches

    07/01/2015 9:15:37 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 40 replies ^ | 7-1-2015 | Breitbart News
    <p>SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Episcopalians voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, solidifying the churchs embrace of gay rights that began more than a decade ago with the pioneering election of the first openly gay bishop.</p>
  • Episcopalians to Vote on Allowing Gay Marriage in Churches

    07/01/2015 6:03:56 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    AP ^ | 7/1/15 | Brady McCombs and Rachell Zoll
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Episcopalians are set to vote Wednesday on allowing religious weddings for same-sex couples, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide. In 2003, the denomination made the trailblazing move of electing the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Since then, many dioceses have allowed their priests to perform civil same-sex weddings. Still, the church hadn't changed its own laws on marriage. The vote on gay marriage is expected around midday in Salt Lake City at the denomination's national assembly. The proposal would eliminate gender-specific language from church laws on marriage so religious weddings...
  • Obama: Ditch Religious Convictions About Same-Sex Marriage Already

    06/26/2015 7:33:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 101 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/26/15 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    p>President Barack Obama urged supporters of same-sex marriage Friday to help people to overcome their religious convictions, so they are no longer held back from a progressive American view of equality. I know that Americans of goodwill continue to hold a wide range of views on this issue, he said in a speech following the Supreme Courts landmark ruling to Constitutionally recognize same-sex marriage. He initially espoused respect for those who disagree with the ruling.Opposition in some cases has been based on sincere and deeply held beliefs, he said. All of us who welcome todays news should be mindful of...
  • The Supreme Court Goes Gay, Episcopalians Rejoice

    06/26/2015 6:38:58 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 17 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | June 26, 2015 | Michael Heidt
    "This is just the beginning. This is a declaration of war by five judges who have spat in the face of their Creator, of marriage, of biology, and freedom. Now a major proper response for Christians and others is massive civil disobedience and defiance of this homo-fascist decision."