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  • Does Neil Gorsuch's Liberal Church Matter?

    03/26/2017 6:20:46 PM PDT · by johnk · 93 replies
    Samuel Smith ^ | 2/10/17 | The Christian Post
    However, multiple reports have pointed out that Gorsuch and his wife attend St. John's, Boulder — a liberal Episcopal church headed by a very liberal, pro-LGBT female rector named Rev. Susan Springer. Opposition to Gorsuch's affiliation with St. John's was voiced even before he was nominated. Christian conservative activist and lawyer Andy Schlafly, the son of the late pro-life leader Phyllis Schlafly, voiced his concern over the possible nomination of Gorsuch in an email sent in November with the subject line: "veto these Sup. Ct. nominee candidates." Schlafly wrote that Gorsuch "probably would NOT be pro-life on the Supreme Court"...
  • Immigrants find sanctuary in growing Austin church network

    03/25/2017 3:16:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 25, 2017 9:17 AM EDT | Claudia Lauer
    Senior Minister Meg Barnhouse knows she’ll need beds, a dresser, chairs and a mirror to make the classroom at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin feel more like a home for a mother and her young daughter who are still deciding whether they will become the latest immigrants seeking sanctuary from deportation by moving into a church. It would be the second time Barnhouse’s congregation had offered sanctuary. She was hesitant in 2015 because of the unknown legal and insurance risks, but this time she agreed immediately. There is growing fear in the city’s immigrant community as President Donald...
  • Princeton Seminary revokes award for popular NYC preacher because he’s too conservative

    03/23/2017 7:42:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    College Fix ^ | March 22, 2017 | Greg Piper
    Tim Keller founded one of the most influential urban churches in America, Redeemer Presbyterian, which is theologically conservative, racially diverse and growing across its three New York City congregations. He was set to receive an award from Princeton Theological Seminary, also a Presbyterian institution in the Reformed tradition, for his contributions to the “Neo-Calvinist vision of religious engagement.”
  • Here's How the New Christian Left Is Twisting the Gospel

    03/23/2017 4:26:14 AM PDT · by metmom · 36 replies
    CharismaMagazine ^ | 3/15/2017 | CHELSEN VICARI
    Peek behind the curtain of some "progressive" or "hip" evangelical churches, past the savvy technology and secular music, and you will find more than just a contemporary worship service. You'll find faith leaders encouraging young evangelicals to trade in their Christian convictions for a gospel filled with compromise. They're slowly attempting to give evangelicalism an "update"—and the change is not for the good. It's painful for me to admit, but we can no longer rest carefree in our evangelical identity—because it is changing. No doubt you have seen the headlines declaring that evangelicalism is doomed because evangelical kids are leaving...
  • University Admin: ‘Whiteness’ Goes Against Christianity

    03/22/2017 7:55:14 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 44 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/21/17 | Rob Shimshock
    Paul Dionne, Inclusive Success Coordinator for Beloit College’s Office for Academic Diversity and Inclusiveness, gave a speech entitled, “Working Against Whiteness” as part of a “Love Made Public” lecture series. The lecture series started during the fall, but resumed this semester. To help define “whiteness,” Dionne instructed the student attendees to chant “imperialist, capitalist, white supremacist patriarchy,” a phrase originating from feminist and self-avowed socialist bell hooks, who spells her name with all lowercase letters. “Working against whiteness for me is interrogating myself and who I am and where I come from and all of my privileges,” said the school...
  • PCUSA Tackling Low Bible Test Scores Among Seminary Students

    03/11/2017 4:35:27 PM PST · by Gamecock · 26 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 3/1/2017 | Michael Gryboski
    The Presbyterian Church (USA) is looking into ways to handle an apparent drop in satisfactory rates in Bible test scores among people preparing for ministry within the Mainline denomination. Earlier this month, a task force created by the executive committee of the Committee on Theological Education released a statement on the Bible Content Examinations and a trend of lower than average evaluation rates that began in the summer. The Presbyterian Church (USA) is looking into ways to handle an apparent drop in satisfactory rates in Bible test scores among people preparing for ministry within the Mainline denomination. Earlier this month,...
  • Religious Charity Helping Illegals, Refugees Granted $18 Million Since Trump’s Election

    03/11/2017 6:51:44 AM PST · by cutty · 53 replies
    The Daily Caller News ^ | 03/10/2017 | Ethan Barton
    A religious-based charity has received nearly $18 million in federal grants to help refugees and immigrant children who entered the country illegally since Donald Trump was elected president.. The Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) has received nine federally-funded awards since Nov. 8, all of which came from the the Department of Health and Human Services ... Seven of those – worth over $13 million – were awarded under the Unaccompanied Alien Children Program, and the remaining two – worth $4.5 million – were used to helped refugees. ... LIRS ultimately raked in $60 million total for fiscal 2016 –...
  • Was Franklin Graham Right to Call for a Disney Boycott?

    03/08/2017 9:08:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/08/2017 | Michael Brown
    As soon as the news broke last week that Disney’s new Beauty and the Beast movie would feature an “exclusively gay moment,” Franklin Graham called for a boycott of Disney in a Facebook post that has since been shared almost 100,000 times. The next day, a drive-in theater in Alabama announced that it would not show the movie, while, even before Franklin Graham’s comment was posted, the conservative group One Million Moms called for a Disney boycott, with a clear warning: “Alerting all parents! In a first for the Disney Channel, a Disney XD show subtly displayed several gay kisses...
  • Jesus would hold women’s hands to support them during abortion: abortionist

    03/06/2017 2:26:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 45 replies
    Life Site ^ | March 4, 2017 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    The abortionist who appealed to the Supreme Court in oral arguments this week says Jesus would supportively hold the hands of women as they abort their children. Amy Hagstrom Miller, whose Texas abortion business conglomerate Whole Women's Health owns and runs seven abortion facilities, says she is "mission-driven" by her commitment "to human rights and justice."
  • Churches could offer sanctuary from mass deportations, says Sacramento bishop

    03/02/2017 6:11:52 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 56 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | March 1, 2017 | Stephen Magagnini
    If the Trump administration orders mass deportations, undocumented immigrants could take refuge in Catholic churches with the support of local parishioners, said Sacramento’s Roman Catholic Bishop Jaime Soto on Ash Wednesday.
  • LGTB Affirming Churches Add Glitter To Ash Wednesday

    03/01/2017 7:37:30 AM PST · by Maudeen · 57 replies
    Prophecy News Watch ^ | 3/1/2017 | PNW Staff
    Last month it was the Anglicans who chose to "queer the liturgy" of evening prayer in honor LGTB history month by renaming the Holy Spirit "The Fantabulosa Fairy" and God the Father became "the Dutchess". Not to be outdone, Catholic LGTB supporters and numerous left leaning protestant churches throughout the United States and Canada intend to show their support by wearing "glitter ash" on their foreheads to mark Ash Wednesday.
  • Sen. Tim Kaine meets Pope Francis in Vatican City

    02/24/2017 7:56:14 AM PST · by ebb tide · 46 replies
    WTVR ^ | February 22, 2017 | unknown
    Senator Tim Kaine met with Pope Francis after attending a general audience with him on Wednesday. Kaine and the Pope discussed the Holy See’s work to address the global refugee and migrant crisis, according to the senator’s office. “As the Pope stated so clearly yesterday, it is a ‘moral imperative’ to protect and defend the ‘inalienable rights’ of refugees and respect their dignity, especially by adopting just laws that protect those fleeing dangerous or inhumane situations,” said Kaine in a statement. Kaine also participated in a discussion focused on Latin American issues with Vatican officials and members of other religious...
  • Witches target Trump with mass occult ritual - Christian leaders urge prayer to protect president

    02/24/2017 3:15:40 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 93 replies
    WND ^ | 23 Feb 17 | Staff
    It’s not just a political battle anymore. It’s spiritual warfare now. Exorcists, witches and occultists “in a number of magical groups” are announcing plans for a ritual designed to “bind Donald Trump and all who abet him.” It’s to happen Friday at midnight at a variety of locations across the nation, and again every month until Donald Trump is no longer in office. The rite, requiring a stub of a candle, a pin, salt, matches, a tarot card, a feather and other odds and ends, calls on spirits to ensure President Trump will “fail utterly.” It also includes burning a...
  • US Bishop [McElroy] Abandons Party Political Neutrality to Urge Opposition Against President Trump

    02/21/2017 7:00:27 PM PST · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    EWTN UK ^ | 1/21/17 | Deacon Nick Donnelly
    Rt Rev Robert McElroy, Bishop of San Diego, appears to have abandoned party political neutrality to urge a general attitude of opposition to the presidency of Donald Trump at a conference of political activists. In his address to the U.S. regional meeting of the World Meeting of Popular Movements Bishop Robert McElroy said: “President Trump was the candidate of disruption. He was the disrupter. Well, now we must all become disrupters. We must disrupt those who would seek to send troops into our streets to deport the undocumented, to rip mothers and fathers from their families. We must disrupt those...
  • Vandals target Charlotte church that welcomes LGBTQ community

    02/21/2017 10:58:29 AM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    wsoctv ^ | Feb. 18, 2017 | DaShawn Brown
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Thieves broke into Caldwell Presbyterian Church on East Fifth Street in Charlotte late Wednesday and vandalized a painting with Scripture that targets homosexuality. Church members called it a personal attack on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The church embraces its call to be a diverse, progressive and mission-oriented congregation centered on justice and advocacy, according to its website.
  • Rejecting Refugees Is Like 'Closing the Door on Jesus,' Megachurch Pastor Warns

    02/17/2017 10:53:12 AM PST · by Gamecock · 65 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 2/14/2017 | SAMUEL SMITH
    Evangelical megachurch pastor Jason Webb has spoken out against President Donald Trump's temporary suspension of refugee resettlement and argues that preventing refugees from entering the United States is like closing the door on Jesus. Webb, who pastors the 6,000-member Elmbrook Church just outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in a conservative area of the state, was one of the 100 evangelical leaders who signed onto an open letter published as a full-page advertisement in last Wednesday's Washington Post opposing Trump's Jan. 27 executive order. "When I was asked to sign this letter, there wasn't even really a thought that I wouldn't sign...
  • Retired bishops say Church of England ignores gay Christians

    02/12/2017 8:32:55 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 12, 2017 7:45 AM EST
    Fourteen retired Anglican bishops are criticizing the Church of England’s attitude to homosexuality, saying the church is not listening to the voices of gay Christians. They are responding to a report from the church’s House of Bishops, which calls for a “fresh tone and culture of welcome and support” for gays and lesbians, but says the church should not lift its opposition to same-sex marriage. In an open letter , the ex-bishops say that “while the pain of LGBT people is spoken about in your report, we do not hear its authentic voice.” …
  • If Your Church is Celebrating Darwin, Leave (and Don’t Come Back)

    02/11/2017 6:34:51 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 22 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 2/11/2017 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    The 200th anniversary of the birth of devoted Materialist and Evolutionist Charles Darwin was in 2009. It was that year that I first became aware of “Evolution Weekend.” Originally “Evolution Sunday,” Evolution Weekend is the product of The Clergy Letter Project. This project exists to promote the teaching of Darwinian evolution, especially within religious institutions. For example, the letter to Christian clergy, in part, reads, "While virtually all Christians take the Bible seriously and hold it to be authoritative in matters of faith and practice, the overwhelming majority do not read the Bible literally, as they would a science textbook…Religious...
  • Pope repeats 'bridges not walls' after Trump travel ban

    02/08/2017 8:10:04 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 8, 2017 7:26 AM EST
    Pope Francis repeated his appeal for people to build bridges of understanding, not walls as he marked a feast day of a Sudanese immigrant amid a global uproar over the Trump administration’s attempts to impose a travel ban on seven mostly Muslim countries. The pope didn’t refer to President Donald Trump in his comments. But at the end of his audience, he noted that Wednesday marked both the church’s day of reflection for young victims of human trafficking and coincidentally the feast day of St. Josephine Bakhita. She was a 19th-century Sudanese slave who, after migrating to Europe, became a...
  • The Biblical Infidelity Of Progressive Christians

    02/06/2017 8:43:27 AM PST · by Maudeen · 7 replies
    Prophecy News Watch Headlines ^ | 2/6/2017 | Peter Heck
    One of the most fascinating speeches in the Bible happens in Acts 5 with Jewish Pharisee Gamaliel addressing the Sanhedrin. He warns them that if the message being preached by the Apostles of Jesus was of man, it would fail. But if it was from God, it couldn't be stopped. It was of God, and it wasn't stopped. I find that passage particularly relevant today within American Christendom. . . . . There is a reason that liberal Christian movements like those championed by Jim Wallis, Rachel Held Evans, Shane Claiborne and others are so ineffective and unpersuasive in American...
  • Trump Chooses Episcopalian Neil Gorsuch as U.S. Supreme Court Nominee

    01/31/2017 8:23:19 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 30 replies
    Christian News Network ^ | 1-31-17 | Heather Clark
    President Trump has announced that he has nominated 10th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court as the replacement for the late Justice Antonin Scalia. “Judge Gorsuch has outstanding legal skills, a brilliant mind, tremendous discipline and has earned bipartisan support,” Trump stated in introducing his pick to the public Tuesday night. “Mr. President, I am honored and I am humbled. Thank you very much,” Gorsuch, an Episcopalian, said to applause in accepting the nomination. While it is not known where Gorsuch himself stands on abortion, he is the author of the book...
  • A list of the most insane things uttered by the abortion activist speaking at the Vatican next month

    01/18/2017 8:34:15 AM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 17, 2017 | Claire Chretien
    The leading population control activist speaking at the Vatican next month has compared human babies to garbage, said every sexually active woman needs "free access" to abortion and contraception, and said the Catholic Church's moral teachings are "just as unethical" as a "terrorist act." Dr. Paul Ehrlich is the undisputed father of the modern, pro-abortion population control movement. He has defended mass forced sterilization and even forced abortion. Ehrlich has made inflammatory statements about the hierarchy of the Catholic Church being a force of "evil." He has criticized Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si' for not endorsing population control and said...
  • Top Divinity Schools: Use Gender-Neutral Language to Refer to God

    01/16/2017 5:20:27 PM PST · by marshmallow · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/15/17 | Katherine Timpf
    The divinity schools at Duke and Vanderbilt Universities have instructed their professors to start using more “inclusive” language when referring to God because the masculine pronouns “have served as a cornerstone of the patriarchy.” For example: This year’s divinity course catalogue at Vanderbilt tells professors to give “consistent attention to the use of inclusive language, especially in relation to the Divine,” because the school “commits continuously and explicitly to include gender as an analyzed category and to mitigate sexism. “It is up to the individual professor’s interpretation for their classes and is suggestive rather than mandatory,” the associate dean for...
  • Pro-Abortion Advocate Paul Ehrlich to Speak at Vatican Conference

    01/15/2017 3:21:23 PM PST · by ebb tide · 41 replies
    Les Femmes ^ | January 14, 2017 | David Martin
    The Vatican will once again be used as a forum to advance population control. Pro-abortion advocate Paul Ehrlich, father of the modern population control movement and author of the 1968 best-seller "The Population Bomb," has been invited to speak at the Vatican during the February 27-March 1 conference that will discuss "how to save the natural world." This is deplorable when we consider the possible millions of deaths globally that he and his ideas may have indirectly been responsible for over the past five decades. Is the Vatican deliberately seeking to put the unborn to death? The Stanford biologist, who...
  • GREENFIELD: TRUMP'S JEWS AND OBAMA'S JEWS

    01/15/2017 4:46:01 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 9 replies
    FrontPage ^ | 1/13/17 | Daniel Greenfield
    Trump’s Jews and Obama’s Jews The Left is losing the culture war within the Jewish community. January 13, 2017 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. Seen from above, the 2016 electoral map of New York City is blue with dots of red. Trump’s home district is blue, but across the water a red wedge slices into Brooklyn. Around that red wedge are districts where Hillary won 90 percent of the vote and Trump was lucky to get 5 percent. Inside it, he beat her in...
  • Trump's Jews and Obama's Jews

    01/14/2017 2:19:49 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 30 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/1/17 | Daniel Greenfield
    Seen from above, the 2016 electoral map of New York City is blue with dots of red. Trump’s home district is blue, but across the water a red wedge slices into Brooklyn. Around that red wedge are districts where Hillary won 90 percent of the vote and Trump was lucky to get 5 percent. Inside it, he beat her in district after district. The voters who handed him that victory are the Chassidic Jews of Williamsburg who dress in fur hats and black caftans. Their districts, crammed in by hipsters and minorities, are a world away from the progressive activist...
  • Religious Leaders Bless Opening of New Planed Parenthood Abortion Clinic, Call It “Sacred Work”

    01/12/2017 7:42:54 PM PST · by Morgana · 36 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | January 12, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    Blessing an abortion clinic may seem antithetical to religious beliefs about the sanctity of life. But various religious leaders came together to do just that on Tuesday at Planned Parenthood’s newest abortion facility in Washington, D.C. DCist reports religious leaders representing more than 20 groups participated in the ceremony inside the new mega-facility, which opened in September. The new abortion facility is located next to the Two Rivers Public Charter School, a sought-after elementary school in D.C, much to the outrage of pro-lifers and parents. “In almost every message to our staff, I talk about our doing sacred work,” Dr....
  • More Than 20 Faith Leaders Bless Planned Parenthood's New D.C. Clinic

    01/12/2017 4:10:54 PM PST · by Gamecock · 45 replies
    DCist ^ | Jan 10, 2017 | Rachel Kurzius
    As Planned Parenthood fights attacks from Congressional Republicans, more than 20 local faith leaders came together to bless the organization's newest health clinic in D.C. on Tuesday. "In almost every message to our staff, I talk about our doing sacred work," says Dr. Laura Meyers, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington. "This confirms the sacredness of the work we do." The NoMa health facility, which opened in September, rang with the sound of drums as visitors entered, courtesy of all-female percussion troupe Batala Washington. Erin Schmieder, a Batala member, says the group chose to participate in the...
  • Married lesbian couple to lead prominent D.C. Baptist church

    01/09/2017 6:35:05 PM PST · by upchuck · 56 replies
    WaPo ^ | Jan 9, 2017 | Lauren Markoe
    Calvary Baptist Church, a progressive Baptist landmark in the heart of downtown Washington, has named a gay couple as co-pastors. Sally Sarratt and Maria Swearingen were presented to the congregation during worship services Jan. 8 and are set to begin their new jobs Feb. 26... The 155-year-old church severed ties with the Southern Baptist Convention in 2012: It was at loggerheads with the group on several issues, including the SBC’s stance against homosexuality. Calvary Baptist still affiliates with American Baptist Churches USA...
  • rush to throw out Obamacare could backfire

    01/09/2017 4:18:25 PM PST · by spintreebob · 52 replies
    georgia health news ^ | Jan 4, 2017 | Jack Bernard
    We are the most religious democracy in the world, and our Judeo-Christian ethic demands that we take care of the downtrodden. But we are also the only advanced democracy without universal health coverage. Are we confused . . . or just hypocrites? My bet is that we are very confused. The public’s reaction to Obamacare (also known as the Affordable Care Act, or ACA) is a prime example of our confusion. Most Americans are preoccupied with making a living and raising a family, and rightly so. They have no time to fully examine health care policy issues. Surveys show that...
  • Over 2,400 Progressive Faith Leaders Want Trump Meeting to Counter 'So-Called White Evangelicals'

    01/04/2017 6:36:35 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 40 replies
    A representative of Repairers of the Breach directed The Christian Post to a press release from Wednesday regarding the open letter, wherein Repairers of the Breach President The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II called the letter a response to the "the theological malpractice of the so-called white evangelicals and others who placed themselves as the moral support of Mr. Trump."
  • Liberal Churches Are Dying. But Conservative Churches Are Thriving.

    01/04/2017 5:45:31 PM PST · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/4/17 | David Haskell
    A Canadian study found that conservative churches are still growing, while less orthodox congregations dwindle away.Mainline Protestant churches are in trouble: A 2015 report by the Pew Research Center found that these congregations, once a mainstay of American religion, are now shrinking by about 1 million members annually. Fewer members not only means fewer souls saved, a frightening thought for some clergy members, but also less income for churches, further ensuring their decline. Faced with this troubling development, clergy members have made various efforts to revive church attendance. It was almost 20 years ago that John Shelby Spong, a U.S....
  • MORE CATHOLICS IN NEW CONGRESS

    01/04/2017 2:30:45 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 7 replies
    http://www.catholicleague.org ^ | 01/04/07 | Bill Donohue
    Abortion is not just another public policy issue: it is the foundational human rights issue. It is also not just another Catholic issue: it is regarded as “intrinsically evil.” It matters, then, when assessing the spike in Catholics in the Congress, whether they are faithful to Church teachings on abortion. The results are not encouraging (data on incumbents were taken from the National Right to Life ratings; data on newly elected members were taken from National Right to Life, Planned Parenthood and NARAL). Of the 168 Catholics in Congress, 80 are pro-life and 88 are pro-abortion. Party affiliation is largely...
  • Clintons Attend Christmas Services at Methodist Church Near New York Home

    12/26/2016 7:50:19 AM PST · by kevcol · 36 replies
    Newsmax ^ | December 250, 2016 | Brian Freeman
    "This is our blessing this night every year in this church," said Bill Clinton. For the past decade the Clintons have attended the church, whose street leading to the door was lined with candles.
  • Pope Francis’ Reported Words: “I Might Go Down in History for Having Split the Church”

    12/23/2016 3:14:30 PM PST · by marshmallow · 44 replies
    OnePeter5 ^ | 12/23/16 | Maike Hickson
    Today, DER SPIEGEL, a very influential German publication, published an article about the manifest current crisis in the Church, to include a growing resistance to Pope Francis’ proposed and actual reforms. At the end of this article its author, the Spiegel’s Correspondent in Italy, Walter Mayr, reveals an important new leak: In a very small circle, Pope Francis is said to have self-critically further explained himself as follows: “It is not to be excluded that I will enter history as the one who split the Catholic Church.” [my emphasis] In light of this self-revealing comment, it is worth quoting some...
  • Methodist Women’s Group Attacks Pregnancy Centers Offering Women Abortion Alternatives

    12/23/2016 12:19:48 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Life News ^ | December 22, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    It’s interesting to see groups that describe themselves as “pro-choice” attack organizations that offer pregnant women choices that don’t involve abortion. Planned Parenthood and NARAL, two of the largest abortion advocacy groups in the United States, have a history of fighting pro-life pregnancy centers that offer women and their babies life-affirming choices and support. But the latest group to launch a similar attack is a west coast United Methodist group. The Western Methodist Justice Movement recently urged its members to “put CPCs [Crisis Pregnancy Centers] on the defense” by supporting a California law that forces pregnancy centers to promote abortion,...
  • The Christian Left Has Become Unhinged

    12/20/2016 4:26:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 79 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 20, 2016 | Janice Shaw Crouse
    Michelle Obama says she can “feel the difference” since the election. She claims that with her husband leaving the White House the nation is entering a “period of hopelessness.” With the election of Donald Trump, the Left in general is reacting in unhinged ways, with one news outlet claiming, “The Left has lost its collective mind.” Ironically, the Left is attacking Trump for the actions that they indulged in to the extreme over the past 8 years. They are doing a lot of “projection” –– a term psychologists use to describe the practice of attributing to others your own flaws....
  • A Megachurch Pastors' Search For A More Forgiving Faith (Link Only)

    12/19/2016 9:07:41 AM PST · by Gamecock · 13 replies
    December 16, 2016
    Link From The New Yorker Select articles about Bell here on FR: Pastor Rob Bell Grows Frustrated Amid Questions on 'Sinfulness' of HomosexualityChristian Pastor/Author Rob Bell Supports Gay MarriageRob Bell's "Love Wins" and the Biblical Doctrine of Hell
  • Maryland church ordered to evict homeless or pay $12,000 fine

    12/18/2016 1:56:52 PM PST · by grundle · 42 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | December 18, 2016 | Brandon Ambrosino
    When Rev. Katie Grover arrived on a recent morning at Patapsco United Methodist Church, one of two congregations she pastors in the Baltimore area, she was surprised to find a $12,000 citation attached to the door. According to the citation, the church, located on a busy street in Dundalk, Md., had violated a county regulation that prohibits “non-permitted rooming and boarding” houses by allowing homeless individuals to sleep on church grounds. Patapsco UMC failed “to cease exterior use of property as housing units,” read the inspector’s comments. “People still living in rear of property under tarped area.” Now the church...
  • A Biblical Warning to Unrepentant Trump Resisters

    12/18/2016 7:56:52 AM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 24 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | December 18, 2016 | JP
    Christopher Suprun claims to be a man of faith. “I’m Roman Catholic,” the Republican presidential elector told Jack Jenkins, senior religion reporter for the decidedly left-of-center news site ThinkProgress. Suprun, a Dallas, Texas paramedic, made national news a fortnight ago when he authored an op-ed for The New York Times in which he announced that he would not cast his electoral vote for Donald Trump In his subsequent interview with Jenkins, the faithless elector insisted that it actually was because of his Christian faith that he decided to repudiate President-elect Trump, who, wrote Suprun, in his New York Times screed,...
  • Leftist 'Catholic' hate: anti-Trump priests in Chicago

    12/13/2016 12:03:55 PM PST · by ebb tide · 27 replies
    Renew America ^ | December 12, 2016 | Matt C. Abbot
    According to the Chicago Tribune (not fake news), more than 700 people have been killed in gang and drug-related violence this year in Chicago. So who's Father Michael Pfleger choosing to ridicule? President-elect Donald Trump. From Father Pfleger's public Facebook page: (see comment below to view the page) (He's also accused the police of genocide, mind you.) You see, in Father Pfleger's world, it's play a little basketball with gang members who have turned the streets of Chicago into a war zone, but blame the GOP and police for America's problems. And the Trump street sign – horror of horrors!...
  • Pope: Christmas reminds us that Jesus was a migrant

    12/12/2016 10:09:23 AM PST · by heterosupremacist · 164 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 12/12/2016 | Robert Spencer
    Yes, you remember when Jesus killed 130 people in Paris, and when he threatened to conquer the Vatican and behead the Pope himself, don’t you? Is the Pope actually saying that to be concerned about jihad terrorists and Sharia supremacists flooding into Europe with the migrant influx is tantamount to rejecting Jesus? Is he saying that opposing this influx out of concern for one’s family and society makes one un-Christian? No wonder the Church is offering no help against the Muslim migrant influx, but only making sure the gates are flung open as wide as possible. For the Pope, apparently,...
  • Brooklyn Bishop vows to stop immigrants from being deportated

    12/12/2016 8:40:34 AM PST · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    Cath News ^ | December 12, 2016 | unknown
    President-elect Donald Trump has promised to deport as many as 11 million immigrants who are undocumented, but recently backed off on that promise on a CBS 60 Minutes interview. He declared he would focus on what he described as up to three million undocumented immigrants with criminal backgrounds, a number disputed by immigration advocates as exaggerated. In a letter read out at Masses, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio promised immigrants in the Brooklyn diocese that they "will be the subject of our advocacy and protection as far as we can offer it to you." "The law of God takes precedence over human...
  • KY BISHOP TO JOIN PRO-LGBT CONFERENCE

    12/12/2016 8:11:53 AM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Church Militant ^ | December 9, 2016 | Rodney Pelletier
    A Kentucky bishop is one of several clerics and religious scheduled to participate in a pro-LGBT symposium sponsored by New Ways Ministry, a dissident Catholic group censured by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Bishop John Stowe of the diocese of Lexington is scheduled to participate in the group's eighth annual symposium, called "Justice and Mercy Shall Kiss: LGBT Catholics in the Age of Pope Francis," being held April 28–30, 2017 in Chicago. New Ways Ministry is notorious for demanding changes in Church teaching on the morality of same-sex relations, the normalization of so-called transgenderism and ordination of women...
  • False News Claim of Methodist/Islamist Convergence

    12/09/2016 10:59:02 AM PST · by xzins · 45 replies
    The websites of New York anti-Islam crusader Pamela Geller and radio conspiracist Alex Jones are claiming an obscure United Methodist congregation in Waco, Texas is part of a plan to Islamicize Methodist churches.According to PamelaGeller.com: On-the-ground sources in west Texas confirm that the United Methodist Church (UMC) is potentially engaged in a massive operation designed to reprogram churches as virtual mosques in preparation for a deluge of Muslim refugees. The article quotes at length an anonymous reported church member who, “fearing for his safety,” told PamelaGeller.com that Bosqueville United Methodist Church (UMC) in Waco might offer “Catholic-style ‘sanctuary’ protections for...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Local Texas United Methodist Church In Waco Now Embracing Islam

    12/09/2016 5:04:30 AM PST · by rhett october · 68 replies
    The Geller Report ^ | 12-6-2016 | John Griffing
    WACO, TX – On-the-ground sources in west Texas confirm that the United Methodist Church (UMC) is potentially engaged in a massive operation designed to reprogram churches as virtual mosques in preparation for a deluge of Muslim refugees. While President-elect Trump announces plans to defund “sanctuary cities,” churches (especially those with far-left theologies) are declaring their intent to invoke “sanctuary” for the millions already pouring across the border, including Muslim refugees. Some churches are even getting visits from “clergy” urging them to virtually roll over and accept an Islamic future. [RELATED: GELLER REPORT: Sanctuary Cities Showdown: Churches Loom As Thorn To...
  • Pope Francis Meets U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the Vatican

    12/02/2016 1:39:03 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 21 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | December 2, 2016 | Elise Harris
    Vatican City, Dec 2, 2016 / 07:58 am (CNA/EWTN News).- While he was in town for a global meeting on the crisis in the Mediterranean region, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stopped by the Vatican for a meeting with Pope Francis that likely centered largely on the challenges of migration.Kerry is currently in Rome for the three-day “Rome Med – Mediterranean Dialogues” meeting, which this year runs Dec. 1-3. The second annual event is a high-level initiative of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, as well as the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI).The...
  • Christian University Openly Promotes Abortion Clinic Partnership

    11/30/2016 7:38:33 AM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    charismanews.com ^ | November 29, 2016 | Jessilyn Justice
    Presbyterian-affiliated Whitworth University openly partners with the area's Planned Parenthood, according to several reports. The same students who are encouraged to be dedicated Christian scholars are also given the opportunity to work with the local abortion clinic. "They are not equipping their graduates to be Christians and follow Christ," Katie Lodjic of Students for Life of America tells One News Now.
  • Catholic Priest at Centre of Gay Mafia Row Under Pressure to Quit Church Job [Scotland]

    11/27/2016 7:04:23 PM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    The Daily Record (Scotland) ^ | 11/27/16 | Lynn McPherson
    Father Matthew Despard had written a book about a powerful gay mafia in the Catholic Church in Scotland and is set to resign after pressure from the bishop.A Catholic priest at the centre of a gay mafia row is being pressurised to resign as parish priest after a three-year battle with the church. Father Matthew Despard was sent a three-page letter from Bishop of Motherwell, Joseph Toal, calling for him to quit his post at St John Ogilvie’s Parish in Blantyre. Father Despard wrote a book claiming that a “powerful gay mafia” was operating at the top of the Catholic...
  • Pope Grieves Death of Mass Murdering Communist Dictator

    11/26/2016 8:03:47 AM PST · by ebb tide · 41 replies
    Eponymous Flower ^ | Philip Pullella
    Pope Francis said the death of Cuba's revolutionary leader Fidel Castro was "sad news" and that he was grieving and praying for his repose. Francis expressed his condolences in a Spanish-language message to Fidel's brother, President Raul Castro on Saturday. The pope, who met Fidel Castro when he visited Cuba last year, said he had received the "sad news" and added: "I express to you my sentiments of grief." Fidel Castro, who was a professed atheist, was baptized as a Catholic and educated in schools run by the Jesuits, the religious order of which the pope is a member.