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  • Royal Wedding Bishop to Lead Anti-Trump Protest

    05/24/2018 10:30:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    Bishop Michael Curry is using the attention he received while presiding over the Royal Wedding to lead a new anti-Trump protest. According to sources, Curry and other Chrisitan leaders will host a candlelight vigil to protest the “dangerous crisis of moral and political leadership at the highest levels of our government and in our churches” — crises that put “the soul of the nation and the integrity of faith” at stake. The event will kick off with a church service beforehand right in front of Lafayette Square, which is across the street from the White House. Who’s going?
  • Pope's reported comment to a gay man may indicate a new level of acceptance of homosexuality

    05/21/2018 7:35:39 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 172 replies
    LA Times ^ | 21 May 2018 | By TOM KINGTON
    Pope Francis has reportedly told a gay man that "God made you that way and loves you as you are," apparently pushing the pontiff's acceptance of homosexuality to a new level. Francis made the comments to Juan Carlos Cruz, a Chilean victim of priestly sexual abuse who recently spent days with the pope at the Vatican to discuss his ordeal as the pontiff moves to tackle decades of coverups and ostracism of victims in the Chilean church, according to the Spanish newspaper El Pais. Cruz was quoted as having discussed his homosexuality with Francis. "He told me: 'Juan Carlos, I...
  • Pope Francis tells gay man: 'God made you like this'

    05/20/2018 6:18:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    A survivor of clerical sexual abuse has said Pope Francis told him that God had made him gay and loved him, in arguably the most strikingly accepting comments about homosexuality to be uttered by the leader of the Roman Catholic church. Juan Carlos Cruz, who spoke privately with the pope two weeks ago about the abuse he suffered at the hands of one of Chile’s most notorious paedophiles, said the issue of his sexuality had arisen because some of the Latin American country’s bishops had sought to depict him as a pervert as they accused him of lying about the...
  • Royal Wedding Emblematic of the Decline of the Church of England

    05/20/2018 9:46:25 AM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 139 replies
    https://pjmedia.com ^ | MAY 19, 2018 | BY PAULA BOLYARD
    The ceremony itself featured an African-American bishop who cited the American civil rights movement and quoted Martin Luther King Jr. as often as he did Jesus. The couple opted for a secular song, “Stand by Me,” performed by a predominantly black gospel choir—jaws literally dropped—in addition to old-school Christian hymns sung by the congregation. The traditional Anglican vows were altered slightly to allow the outspoken feminist Markle to opt out of the traditional promise to obey her husband. While the acceptance of people of color into the royal fold is a welcome and long-overdue change, the acceptance of divorce and...
  • Opinion: I can't assimilate into Trump's America. Deport me!

    05/14/2018 1:37:35 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 112 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 14, 2018 | by Rex Huppke
    I don’t think I have the skills to easily assimilate into Donald Trump’s America. And that can mean only one thing: I should be deported. It was a difficult conclusion to reach, but after listening to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly’s recent comments on undocumented immigrants, I see no other path forward. Maybe I should self-deport. That’s part of the hope, of course, that by making America inhospitable to outsiders, some will just leave. But I’m not going to do that. You know us unassimilated legal residents. We’re notoriously lazy. No, the government is going to have to...
  • Royal wedding sermon to be delivered by first African-American bishop in US Episcopal Church

    05/14/2018 10:48:03 AM PDT · by ethom · 80 replies
    Christian Today ^ | Mon 14 May 2018 13:21 | Jardine Malado
    The first senior African-American bishop in the U.S. Episcopal Church has been asked to preach a sermon at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle this coming Saturday. Kensington Palace has announced that Prince Harry and Markle have asked The Most Reverend Michael Bruce Curry, the head of the Episcopal Church, to preach at the highly-anticipated wedding at Windsor Castle. "Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle have asked that The Most Reverend Michael Bruce Curry, the 27th Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church, give the address at their wedding," the Palace stated in a tweet on May...
  • Karenna Gore: Religious Leaders Should Urge Climate Activism on 'Moral and Spiritual Level'

    05/14/2018 8:24:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 5/13/2018 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Karenna Gore, director of the Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary, urged the Catholic Church and other “faith communities” to become climate change activists and preach about taking action on the issue. “I actually think that [preaching is] one of the main things that could actually break through on this issue. One of the ways that we could break through on this issue is if people really start to think deeply on another level about it; on a moral and spiritual level and are moved from a different kind of place to take action, to raise it with...
  • U.S. Episcopal Church bows to gay pressure, deletes ‘husband and wife’ from marriage liturgy

    05/02/2018 6:44:52 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 65 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 2, 2018 | Doug Mainwaring
    The Church of England is torn over plans by the The Episcopal Church (TEC) in the United States to efface the terms “husband” and “wife” – as well as references to “procreation” – from its marriage liturgy. The change is meant to make the church’s marriage ceremonies more “gay-friendly.” Gay and lesbian Episcopalians have complained that the language of the current liturgy is offensive and exclusionary. The move prompted a critical response from Church of England Secretary General William Nye last October, strongly urging the TEC to reconsider. The letter threatened to cut ties with the U.S. church if it...
  • James Cone, founder of black liberation theology, dies at 79

    05/02/2018 5:10:48 AM PDT · by fishtank · 21 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 5-1-18 | Deepti Hajela
    NEW YORK – Theologian James Cone, who as a founder of black liberation theology linked Christian faith with the struggle against racism and oppression, has died. He was 79.
  • Oakland church plans to stop calling police

    04/30/2018 7:11:40 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 36 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 29, 2018 | Otis R. Taylor Jr.
    What does it mean to stop asking for police intervention?
  • Paul Ryan Boots Pro-Gay Jesuit as U.S. House Chaplain

    04/27/2018 5:49:58 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 21 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 4/27/18 | Doug Mainwaring
    WASHINGTON DC, April 27, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Capitol Hill is in an uproar over House Speaker Paul Ryan’s request for the resigation of Jesuit, pro-gay chaplain Rev. Patrick Conroy as the official U.S. House of Representatives chaplain. Conroy resigned yesterday after allegedly being given an ultimatum by Speaker Ryan. According to a report by The Hill, “Four different sources—two from each party—say Conroy was told that he must retire or that he would be dismissed.” While those who serve as House Chaplain are expected to conduct themselves in a non-partisan manner, many sources are saying that Speaker Ryan wanted Rev....
  • The Bee Explains: Theological Liberalism-SATIRE

    04/24/2018 6:31:02 AM PDT · by fungoking · 3 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | 4/19/18 | staff
    During your daily poring over of The Babylon Bee‘s award-winning coverage of all theological camps, you may have found yourself wondering about the worldview known variably as “theological liberalism,” “liberal theology,” “liberal Christianity,” or “butter in sunshine.” Well, wonder no more! We have put together this short, accurate, plain-English crash course on the essentials of theological liberalism, just for you. What is theological liberalism? Theological liberalism is a movement that seeks to incorporate various aspects of modern thinking and trends into the Christian faith, while still staying true to the historical Doctrine of Things That Make Me Feel Good Are...
  • CHURCH Pastor: I miscalculated impact of LGBTQ-affirming vote

    04/23/2018 2:07:04 PM PDT · by fwdude · 77 replies
    One News Now ^ | January 15, 2018 | Bill Bumpas, Jody Brown
    A Baptist pastor in Dallas is facing some harsh realities more than a year after leading his congregation to affirm homosexuality. In November 2016, Wilshire Baptist Church voted to extend membership to those involved in the homosexual lifestyle. The church's slogan is now "Open to all, closed to none." The action prompted the Baptist General Convention of Texas to sever ties with the church. A year later, Chelsen Vicari decided to contact senior pastor George Mason to see how the church has been affected by the change.
  • What happens when a church dedicated to fighting white supremacy is accused of it

    04/17/2018 4:44:47 PM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 17, 2018 | Michelle Boorstein
  • Gallup: Drop in U.S. Catholic Church Attendance Under Pope Francis Sharpest in Decades

    04/16/2018 6:11:58 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/13/18 | Thomas D. Williams
    Catholic church attendance in the United States fell by six percent between the pontificates of Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis, the sharpest drop in decades, a new Gallup poll has revealed. An average of 39 percent of U.S. Catholics attended church weekly during the heart of the Francis papacy, from 2014 to 2017, Gallup found in a survey released April 9, which represents a significant drop from the 45 percent of Catholics who attended weekly Mass from 2005 to 2008, in the early years of the Benedict pontificate. Weekly Mass attendance among American Catholics had stabilized in the mid-2000s...
  • Pope Francis does for church attendance what Colin Kaepernick did for NFL attendance

    04/14/2018 5:14:24 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 54 replies
    americanthinker ^ | April 14, 2018 | Monica Showalter
    The comparison is obvious. A new Gallup poll finds a precipitous drop in Catholic Church attendance coinciding with the years of Pope Francis's papacy. Francis is known for shoving secular statist left-wing ideology into church teachings, through both his words and his deeds, just as Colin Kaepernick did with the National Football League. That's clear in what Pope Francis says and in whom he invites into the Vatican to provide advice. And surprise, surprise, the result is the same: the fans and the flock stay away. Breitbart reports: Catholic church attendance in the United States fell by six percent between...
  • 'White American Bible Belt' Often Worshiped Racism and Called It Jesus Christ, Says Russell Moore

    04/06/2018 7:58:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/04/2018 | Michael Gryboski
    Often in history, the "White American Bible Belt" paid homage to racism while calling it "Jesus Christ," according to prominent evangelical Russell Moore. Delivering a speech at the MLK 50 Conference in Memphis, Tennessee, on Tuesday, Moore drew a parallel between America's struggle for racial equality and the ancient Israelites being told to choose between serving God or serving Baal. "Time and time again, when told they could not serve both, the people of God tragically often chose to worship Baal but to rename him God," said Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. "And...
  • Local Church Leaves United Methodist Church Over Its Support for Abortion

    03/31/2018 4:56:10 AM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Mar 30, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    A Mississippi United Methodist Church recently voted to leave its denomination, in part, because of the denomination’s position on abortion. In the past, the United Methodist Church has been affiliated with the pro-abortion group Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, and some of its pastors continue to support pro-abortion causes. The denomination does not describe abortion as a sin, either. Its position statement describes abortion as a “complex” issue. It says: “Our belief in the sanctity of unborn human life makes us reluctant to approve abortion. But we are equally bound to respect the sacredness of the life and well-being of...
  • Pro-LGBT Priest at L.A. Archdiocese’s Religious Education Event Says Catholic Church Invented Sin

    03/31/2018 6:07:36 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 3/29/18 | Lisa Bourne
    LOS ANGELES, California, March 29, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ recent large-scale religious education gathering (LA REC) continued to feature in this year’s event a number of outspoken dissident Catholic leaders who championed the LGBT agenda. One pro-LGBT priest dismantled centuries of Church teaching on sin, claiming sin is a development of the Council of Trent. “The Religious Education Congress is nothing short of a disaster,” stated one attendee of the March 15-18 event. “With insolent, gay-affirmative priests crying for change, and liberal Ph.D.’s with a soapbox and a bone to pick, it’s no wonder why so...
  • Francis signals support for blessing homosexual unions

    03/28/2018 4:19:12 PM PDT · by fwdude · 51 replies
    akaCatholic ^ | March 8, 2018 | Louie
    Earlier today, Francis addressed the Conference of Rectors of German Language Seminaries, gathered in Rome. The conference is taking place in the shadow of comments made by Cardinal Reinhard Marx, President of the German Bishops’ Conference, suggesting the possibility of blessing homosexual unions. Those unfamiliar with this story would do well to read Maike Hickson, whose English language reporting on the activities of the Church in Germany is unparalleled. As most readers likely recall, in a recent interview, Cardinal Marx said: This [decision to confer a blessing on homosexual couples] I really must leave up to the local pastor and...