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  • Atheist ad debuts at Democratic debate, mocking 'burning in hell'

    10/16/2019 5:34:02 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 15, 2019 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    In between the first and second hour of the Democratic Party’s presidential debate in Ohio was a brief commercial from the Freedom From Religion Foundation calling for watchers to remember that secularism was a founding father plan for America’s government from the get-go and that those who say differently are, well — uninformed. Come on in guys, the fire’s warm. Ronald Prescott Reagan — the son of the late, great President Ronald Reagan — actually made the pitch for FFRF on national TV, wrapping with this mocking line: “I’m a lifelong atheist, I’m not afraid of burning in hell.” Yikes....
  • Does the Religious Left Know What Lenin Said About Christians and Socialism?

    09/19/2019 7:46:54 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 29 replies
    The Stream ^ | September 19, 2019 | Paul Kengor
    Does the Religious Left Know What Lenin Said About Christians and Socialism? There's no escaping it: Socialism is anti-Christian. “If someone calls it socialism,” said Rev. William Barber at the August meeting of the Democratic National Committee, “then we must compel them to acknowledge that the Bible must then promote socialism, because Jesus offered free health care to everyone, and he never charged a leper a co-pay.”Barber’s statement brought secular progressives to their feet in thunderous applause. That included DNC chair Tom Perez, who says that democratic socialists like Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez represent “the future of our party.” That’s a...
  • Pete Buttigieg: It’s “Immoral” for Christians to Ignore Climate Change, But Abortion Up to Birth OK

    09/06/2019 2:48:59 AM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | SEPT. 5, 2019 | Micaiah Bilger
    Ignoring the millions of unborn babies who have been slaughtered in abortions, presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg suggested that true Christians would take care of their neighbor by supporting his environmental policies. Buttigieg, a pro-abortion Democrat and the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, touted his Christian faith during a climate change town hall Wednesday, according to National Review. “Let’s talk in language that is understood across the heartland about faith,” he said. “If you believe that God is watching as poison is being belched into the air of creation, and people are being harmed by it, countries are at risk of...
  • Buttigieg says ‘reckoning’ coming over GOP and Christianity

    09/05/2019 6:43:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 86 replies
    AP ^ | September 5, 2019 | Staff
    Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (BOO’-tuh-juhj) says Republicans will face “a reckoning” over a policy agenda he says is out of sync with Christian values. Speaking on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Thursday, Buttigieg kicked off a day of television appearances in which he highlighted his Christian faith.
  • BREAKING: Evangelical ‘Social Justice Strategizer’ Now Facing Financial Investigations

    08/26/2019 9:59:46 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies ^ | AUG 7, 2019 | staff
    After an expose’ on Zack Exley by Pulpit & Pen several weeks ago, it seems that the sugar-daddy of woke evangelicalism might be in trouble with federal prosecutors for corruption and the unauthorized diversion of campaign dollars to his own pet-projects and shell companies. Zack Exley isn’t an evangelical, but he spent half a decade strategizing how to get evangelicals to vote Democrat before serving on campaigns for Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio Cortez. Now the man who thought up how to get Christians to embrace “Social Justice” to change their voting patterns—and who is funneling cash to ‘woke’ organizations...
  • National Cathedral: Have We No Decency? A Response to President Trump (July 30, 2019)

    08/25/2019 11:12:51 PM PDT · by ZagFan · 43 replies
    The National Cathedral website ^ | 7-30-2019 | Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde
    The escalation of racialized rhetoric from the President of the United States has evoked responses from all sides of the political spectrum. On one side, African American leaders have led the way in rightfully expressing outrage. On the other, those aligned with the President seek to downplay the racial overtones of his attacks, or remain silent. As faith leaders who serve at Washington National Cathedral ¬– the sacred space where America gathers at moments of national significance – we feel compelled to ask: After two years of President Trump’s words and actions, when will Americans have enough? This week, President...
  • Buttigieg making faith-based appeal to voters in 2020 bid

    08/24/2019 3:50:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 24, 2019 | Thomas Beaumont
    The question was about climate change. The answer soon turned to the Bible. And Pete Buttigieg knew the verses. “There’s a lot about the stewardship of creation that is in Scripture that I don’t see being honored by the administration right now, not to mention the stuff about loving your neighbor and taking care of the least among us and feeding the poor,” the South Bend, Indiana, mayor said. The crowd of about 250 at a Mississippi River park in southeastern Iowa this month erupted with cheers. Republicans for a half century have built a loyal following among white evangelical...
  • Dan Crenshaw Corrects Democrat Pastor For Supporting Socialism

    08/24/2019 11:13:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | August 24, 2019 | Timothy Meads
    Matt covered the insanity brought on by climate change protesters at the Democratic National Committee's summer meeting this week. But, it isn't just the party crashers who are saying truly outlandish things, it's also the invited speakers. Progressive Pastor Rev. William Barber challenged Republicans on whether or not socialism is moral. He even invited the debate, saying Jesus would support the economic system. Luckily, we have Texas Republican Congressman Dan Crenshaw to explain to the preacher just how wrong he is. "When we embrace moral language, we must ask does our policy care for the least of these? Does it...
  • How Pete Buttigieg found God

    08/18/2019 11:53:20 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 112 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/17/19 | Daniel Burke
    "Because my party's been so allergic to religious language, we've forgotten that people need to be made aware of their choice," Buttigieg told CNN. "I've got to speak up, if only to point out the hypocrisies of those now in power," he added. "Time will tell whether that's smart politically or not." Thus far, it seems to be working. Progressives, particularly LGBT Christians, have cheerfully circulated his critiques of the religious right and lauded the gay Christian's candidacy as a watershed moment for a community long shunted to the margins of church life. *** The son of a former Jesuit,...
  • Disciples of Christ Claim Distinction of Fastest Declining Church

    08/21/2019 1:01:13 PM PDT · by lightman · 55 replies
    The Institute on Religion & Democracy ^ | 20 August A.D. 2019 | Jeffrey Walton
    Oldline Protestant denominations make for a competitive peer group, but the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is on track to claim the top spot for fastest declining major U.S.-based church last year. Total membership declined from 411,140 in 2017 to 382,248 (-7%) while average worship attendance declined from 139,936 to 124,437 (-11%) according to numbers reported for 2018. Baptisms dropped from 4,344 to 3,782 (-13%) while the number of other additions (including transfers in) declined from 7,441 to 6,969 (-6.4%). At the current rate, the denomination will shrink by another 50 percent within a decade. This annual rate of decline...
  • ‘Progressive’ Pro-Gay Catholics Shout Down Faithful African Priest During Mass [Video]

    08/16/2019 6:05:57 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 51 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 8/15/19 | Martin M. Barillas
    PORTLAND, Oregon, August 15, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – So-called “progressive” worshippers at a Catholic parish in Portland, Oregon, shouted down an African priest celebrating Mass who had tried to bring his congregation more in line with Catholic teaching. Fr. George Kuforiji, a native of Nigeria, was just commencing the celebration of the Mass on June 20 at St. Francis of Assisi parish when he was interrupted by elderly parishioners wearing white and bearing protest signs. The loud, grey-haired protesters filed into the central aisle and marched forward while Fr. Kuforiji tried to continue the celebration from behind the altar. Some banged...
  • Waterloo Of Boomer Catholics

    08/13/2019 8:12:28 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 93 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | August 12, 2019 | Rod Dreher
    Waterloo Of Boomer Catholics This is pretty amazing. A couple of Portland readers have sent me this story about what happened when the Catholic archbishop of Portland sent a priest in to reform a wackadoodle progressive parish that had gone native. The Oregonian’s report on it is hysterically biased, making the priest look like a monster; the reporter never once appears to have considered that Catholicism is a religion that has clear norms, and this parish’s previous leadership had seriously violated them, for a long time. Anyway, from the story about St. Francis parish, identified by the newspaper as having...
  • Democrats Hire Anti-Trump Pastor to Recruit Evangelicals Ahead of 2020

    07/16/2019 8:24:29 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 July 2019 | PENNY STARR
    Democrats hoping to push President Donald Trump out of the White House are turning to the religious left in an effort to recruit evangelical voters ahead of the 2020 election. National Public Radio (NPR) noted in its report that exit polls in the 2016 presidential election indicated only one of six white evangelical voters supported Hillary Clinton. “She never asked for their votes,” Michael Wear, who directed religious outreach efforts for Barack Obama in 2012, said in the NPR report. At least two Democrat candidates, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, are hiring “faith advisors,”...
  • Rise of the religious left? DNC hires faith outreach director to address party's..

    06/26/2019 9:13:19 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 19 replies
    fox ^ | 06/26/2019 | Caleb Park
    In 2012, the last election Democrats won, a headline from their convention read: "Democrats boo God." In 2016, they heckled a preacher during the opening prayer. It's a perception they've been trying to change since, especially on the 2020 campaign trail.
  • People who post ‘God’ and ‘pray’ on Facebook are more likely to develop these...conditions

    06/18/2019 9:48:12 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 55 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 06/18/2019 | James Wellemeyer
    Facebook... posts may be able to predict whether someone will develop diabetes and other conditions including depression, anxiety, alcohol abuse, sexually-transmitted diseases, and drug abuse better than demographic information like age, sex, and race. People who often use the words “God” and “pray” in their Facebook posts are 15 times more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than people who rarely use those terms on the platform, a new study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine finds. Raina Merchant, the lead author of the study and the director of Penn Medicine’s Center for Digital Health, said she didn’t...
  • The Left Loves Religion – As Long As It’s Not In Their Way

    06/13/2019 3:48:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | June 13, 2019 | Chris Stigall
    Remember this one? “You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them…And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.” Never gets old. Former President Barack Obama in 2008 campaigning in San Francisco – explaining to an audience of enlightened Golden Staters why the rest of the country is so backwards in...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Pete Buttigieg’s Pastor Brother-in-Law Blasts ‘False Narrative’ in WaPo Report

    05/24/2019 5:32:20 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 33 replies
    FaithWire ^ | 5/23/19 | Tré Goins-Phillips
    The 29-year-old political spouse said there was a lot of judgement when he came out as gay to his family, claiming to remember one of his brothers uttering, “No brother of mine …” during the conversation with his mom and dad, both of whom are nominally Catholic and were, according to Rhyan, very accepting of Chasten’s orientation. “That was a long time ago, but that’s not what I would say. That’s not my character, that’s not my brother’s character,” Rhyan said. “Nobody ever rejected him at all. … I would say they embraced him even deeper.” Chasten also told the...
  • Gillibrand: Georgia's Heartbeat Abortion Law Is 'Against Christian Faith'

    05/20/2019 10:50:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 92 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 20, 2019 | Tyler O'Neill
    Late last week, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) — a candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination — condemned pro-life efforts to protect unborn babies as "against Christian faith." Specifically, she slammed Georgia's law protecting unborn babies from the moment a heartbeat may be detected in the womb. Rather than addressing serious science and faith concerns about the humanity of the unborn and the Christian tradition of defending life, Gillibrand defended abortion by referencing free will. "If you are a person of the Christian faith, one of the tenants of our faith is free will. One of the tenants of our...
  • The rebel priest: ‘Gay people in the church are not going to go away’

    05/07/2019 3:43:32 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 50 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 7th 2019 | Edward Siddons
    The Rev Andrew Foreshew-Cain had served as a vicar for around two decades until his fractious exit in 2017. His crime? Marrying his partner, Stephen, in 2014. While he kept his position at St Mary with All Souls, Kilburn, and St James’, West Hampstead, after his wedding, he says he was “blacklisted” from finding a new job. In 2017, he resigned, publicly condemning the church as “institutionally homophobic”. It was a bold statement, and one he knew would bar him from ever returning. While heterosexual priests can marry and have sex, gay clergy members are expected to remain unmarried and...
  • No, Christianity Doesn’t Need To Endorse Homosexuality To Grow

    05/06/2019 7:57:35 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 3,048 replies
    The Federalist ^ | MAY 6, 2019 | Glenn T. Stanton
    Stop accepting the Bible as true and admit Christianity has gotten it terribly wrong on homosexuality. This is the advice Rev. Oliver Thomas gives in a recent opinion article in USA Today for how the church can stop “hemorrhaging members” and see brighter days. He warns that “the church is killing itself” because it has painted itself into a corner by actually believing what the Bible says. He contends that Christians should just admit that the Bible gets it wrong on so many important issues and that “reason and experience” should be our new guide, as if this is a...