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  • American Bishop Gene Robinson condemns Rick Perry’s anti-gay promotion

    12/27/2011 9:00:00 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 39 replies
    ATV Today ^ | Dec. 16 2011 | Ian Westhead
    The USA’s first openly gay Episcopal bishop, Gene Robinson, has responded to presidential hopeful Rick Perry's anti-gay TV promotion suggesting that "it must break God's heart to see religion used in a political campaign like this." Bishop Robinson of the Episcopal Church showed his distaste in a TV interview with MSNBC and also by writing an opinion piece in the Washington Post newspaper. Perry had stated in his commercial that “You don’t need to be in the pew every Sunday to know there’s something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military but our kids can’t...
  • The Obamas go to church in style on a Rick Perry Dare!

    12/11/2011 2:00:51 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies
    Examiner ^ | December 11, 2011 | Sofia Ambrosia
    <p>Good citizens of Atlanta, the Obamas were spotted heading off to church via foot from the White House, traversing Lafayette Park to get to St. John's Church for their Sunday services on December 11, 2011 in Washington, DC.</p> <p>The buzz is that President Obama’s stance on religion was on personal attack in a commercial launched by Rick Perry, that claims that Barack Obama has a supposed “war on religion.”</p>
  • Obamas walk to church across from White House

    12/11/2011 9:26:27 AM PST · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/11/11 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama and his family are attending a worship service at a church just across the street from the White House where presidents frequently have visited. The president, first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia made the short walk across Lafayette Park to St. John's Church.
  • Dying Lutheranism WantsTo Kill Catholic Church

    12/10/2011 2:11:27 PM PST · by NYer · 133 replies · 1+ views
    Creative Minority Report ^ | December 9, 2011 | Patrick Archbold
    Lutheranism is dead, or at least soon will be and it wants to take the Catholic Church with it. Herbert W. Chilstrom is former presiding bishop of Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Chilstrom has written an open letter to the Bishops of Minnesota asking them to accept gay 'marriage' becuase gays are like blacks or something. May I share a word with all of you who now lead the Roman Catholic community of faith in Minnesota?First, I would go to the wall to defend your right to work for the adoption of the so-called marriage protection amendment. Having said that,...
  • Tenants of the Religious Left

    12/07/2011 10:49:23 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    1. Inclusivism rules, so.. 2.If you disagree with us, you're intolerant and hateful... 3.God is Whatever or Whoever… 4.There are many paths to 'God'… 5.There is no such thing as Divine revelation, truth is what science or reason says it is at the moment or what works for you... 6.The Bible is outdated, of limited value, and in most areas simply wrong…unless interpreted to support what we believe... 7.Science is infallible, not the Bible... 8.The Creation account is myth; evolution is fact... 9.No human life is sacred; in or out of the womb... 10.Mankind is basically good and self-redemption is...
  • Gay Episcopal Bishop to Preach at San Francisco Catholic Parish

    11/23/2011 11:11:08 AM PST · by marshmallow · 4,086 replies · 2+ views
    A notoriously 'gay-friendly' parish in San Francisco has invited an openly homosexual Episcopalian cleric to lead an Advent Vespers service. Most Holy Redeemer parish asked Bishop Otis Charles, a retired Episcopalian prelate, to lead the November 30 service. After serving as the Bishop of Utah from 1971 to 1993, he publicly announced that he is homosexual. Divorced from the mother of his 5 children, he solemnized a same-sex union in 2004.
  • Is The Black Church The Answer To Liberal Prayers? ["Jesus Was Class Warrior"?]

    11/26/2011 10:21:53 AM PST · by Steelfish · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 24, 2011
    Is The Black Church The Answer To Liberal Prayers? By Lisa Miller, Published: November 24 As the American left continues to seek a coherent way to articulate its moral priorities in these days of political stalemates and widening income gaps, it might look to the most unlikely of places — the academy — for guidance and inspiration. At elite universities and seminaries thrives a constituency of African American intellectuals who fiercely contend that the American conversation needs to stay focused on justice — specifically, for those whom the Bible calls “the least of these.” Cornel West, who was arrested at...
  • In the Octagon: Ron Paul vs. Religious Left

    09/19/2011 11:33:18 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 10 replies
    Acton Institute ^ | 9/16/11 | K Spence
    Even though Ron Paul clarified himself at the Tea Party debate, and explained that he doesn’t think those who can’t afford medical care should be laid out on the curb to die, the Left went about painting his answer as morally abominable. Before we deal with their abuse of Christian doctrine, let’s see what Paul said: "I practiced medicine before we had Medicaid, in the early 1960s, when I got out of medical school. I practiced at Santa Rosa Hospital in San Antonio, and the churches took care of them. We never turned anybody away from the hospitals. And we’ve...
  • United Methodist Future in Jeopardy, Say 400 UMC Clergy

    09/17/2011 7:09:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/17/2011 | Lillian Kwon
    Hundreds of United Methodist clergy are expressing deep concerns over a pledge made by a large group of fellow ministers to marry same-sex couples. They argue that if the pledge is carried through, the future of the denomination is in jeopardy. "We do not know how many, if any, marriages or 'holy unions' of same-sex couples will be performed by UM clergy in the near future," reads a letter, currently signed by more than 400 pastors, to the Council of Bishops. "But we do know the destructive effects that will result in our local churches and throughout the denomination if...
  • Anglican spiritual head Archbishop Rowan Williams to resign next year

    09/12/2011 1:28:56 AM PDT · by Cronos · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11 Sep 2011 | Reuters
    The spiritual head of the Anglican Communion, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, will resign his position next year almost a decade before he is due to retire in order to return to academic life, a newspaper reported on Sunday. Williams, 61, who has worked hard to prevent the worldwide Anglican community from splitting over the ordination of women and gay bishops, may take up a senior post at Cambridge University, the Sunday Telegraph said. ...Williams has regularly come under fire for his outspoken comments, most recently making headlines in June with an attack on the British government’s deficit-cutting austerity programme....
  • Michele Bachmann’s lack of faith

    09/11/2011 12:22:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    The Worcester Telegram ^ | 09/09/2011 | Mathew N. Schmalz
    Styling herself a Christian Cassandra, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann declared Hurricane Irene as God’s warning to Washington. Now that we know she was only joking, we Christians can perhaps shrug our shoulders and leave the victims of Hurricane Irene to deal with its implications on their own. She was serious. She was joking. Maybe it’s her titanium spine that’s giving her the balance to shift positions. Then again, perhaps the titanium spine is a necessary prosthetic given Bachmann’s lack of Christian backbone. If Michele Bachmann actually were serious, she could certainly have drawn upon ample biblical justification. She could have wielded...
  • Controversial Book 'The Way' Imagines Jesus as a Woman

    09/08/2011 3:08:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/06/2011 | Jeff Schapiro
    Jesus Christ is considered the most important and central figure in all of history for many. Yet in her debut novel, Kristen Wolf turns the biblical portrayal of the Messiah on its head by portraying Jesus as a woman. The Way, which was released in July but is noted in the September 2011 issue of The Oprah Magazine as a “Title to Pick Up Now,” transports its readers back to ancient Palestine where a young girl, Anna, struggles to comprehend her purpose in a male-dominated society. After she witnesses the brutal murder of a woman in her town, and her...
  • Raw Numerical Truth about the Episcopal Church (1/3 of all 6825 churches face inevitable closure)

    08/28/2011 1:50:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 32 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | August 23, 2011 | David W. Virtue
    “[We must] talk of hard financial issues and church decline and growth, to address elephants in the room, and to speak truth to one another in love." Executive Council of the Episcopal Church A month long investigation by Virtueonline into the numerical state of The Episcopal Church reveals that more than one third of all 6825 Episcopal parishes in the U.S. have an average Sunday attendance (ASA) of 40 or less. VOL believes that the figure of 2.3 million Episcopalians, regularly stated by TEC leaders and officials, does not reveal the true state of church attendance. More than two-thirds of...
  • Elmhurst College to Ask About Sexual Orientation

    08/25/2011 4:02:29 PM PDT · by EnglishCon · 11 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 08/25/2011 | Anthony Ponce
    Are you LGBT? "A “yes” answer could put students in line to qualify for a scholarship worth one-third of tuition at the private, liberal arts school affiliated with the United Church of Christ, said Rold."
  • Stones fall off Washington National Cathedral

    08/23/2011 12:19:44 PM PDT · by americanophile · 26 replies · 20+ views
    Seattle Times (AP) ^ | August 23, 2011 | MARY CLARE JALONICK
    A spokesman for Washington National Cathedral says at least three of the four pinnacles on the central tower have fallen off and the central tower appears to be leaning. The pinnacles are the top stones on the cathedral's towers. Richard Weinberg, director of communications for the cathedral, said the cathedral has been evacuated and stone masons are assessing the damage.
  • Sam Harris: How Rich Is Too Rich? (Barf Alert)

    08/18/2011 7:03:14 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    Samharris.org ^ | 8/17/2011 | Sam Harris
    I’ve written before about the crisis of inequality in the United States and about the quasi-religious abhorrence of “wealth redistribution” that causes many Americans to oppose tax increases, even on the ultra rich. The conviction that taxation is intrinsically evil has achieved a sadomasochistic fervor in conservative circles—producing the Tea Party, their Republican zombies, and increasingly terrifying failures of governance. Happily, not all billionaires are content to hoard their money in silence. Earlier this week, Warren Buffett published an op-ed in the New York Times in which he criticized our current approach to raising revenue. As he has lamented many...
  • Report: Maryknoll to dismiss Fr. Roy Bourgeois for causing “grave scandal"

    08/09/2011 11:31:55 AM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies
    Deacon's Bench ^ | August 9, 2011 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    Details, from the New York Times: The Rev. Roy Bourgeois, who refused to renounce his increasingly public campaign to see women ordained as priests in the Roman Catholic Church, has been notified of his dismissal by his religious order, the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers.A letter to Father Bourgeois, signed by the superior general and the general secretary of the Maryknoll order in the United States, said the dismissal was necessary because of his “defiant stance” in opposition to church teaching.“Your numerous public statements and appearances in support of the women’s priests movement continues to create in the minds of many...
  • Rick Perry Answers the Dreaded "Evolution" Question (Mentions holes in the Theory of Evolution)

    08/09/2011 5:59:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies · 2+ views
    Evolution News ^ | 08/09/2011 | David Klinghoffer
    Governor Rick Perry on evolution, in an interview with the Associated Press: "There are clear indications from our people who have amazing intellectual capability that this didn't happen by accident and a creator put this in place. Now, what was his time frame and how did he create the earth that we know? I'm not going to tell you that I've got the answers to that. I believe that we were created by this all-powerful supreme being and how we got to today versus what we look like thousands of years ago, I think there's enough holes in the theory...
  • OBAMA IS MUSLIM RESEARCH

    08/07/2011 11:16:41 PM PDT · by aravenfan · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Multiple | 8-7-2011 | Tina
    OBAMA IS MUSLIM by Tina Si on Sunday, August 7, 2011 at 12:11pm This is a great Atlas Shrugs website link with a slew of information. All of the blue sentences are links to support the information further. Please share this information with everyone in email and facebook. People need to look at this and see that this isn't conspiracy. This is truth on top of more truth. You can't deny this much info if you honestly look at it all. http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2010/06/-obama-tells-egyptian-foreign-minister-i-am-a-muslim-stealth-coup-on-the-white-house.html 1. Obama Admits He Is A Muslim http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCAffMSWSzY 2. Obama is Declared Messiah by Louis Farrakhan (The leader...
  • Religious Left Stews Over Debt Deal

    08/07/2011 4:01:22 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | 08/05/11 | Mark D. Tooley
    Religious Left Stews Over Debt Deal Posted By Mark D. Tooley On August 5, 2011 @ 12:27 am The Religious Left is displeased over the debt deal between President Obama and Congress for unforgivably omitting tax increases. They are also peeved over limits, if not outright cuts, to the growth of their beloved welfare, regulatory and entitlement state, which for the Religious Left is the virtual Kingdom of God on Earth. Some religious leftists were more incendiary than others. Emergent Church guru Brian McLaren, champion of religious postmodernism, typically rejects moral absolutes — except when denouncing conservatives. “A zealot faction...