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  • Bannon Fights Eviction From Italian ‘Gladiator School’

    10/16/2019 7:06:55 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 10/16/19 | Martina Moyski
    A fundamentally political move against the conservative populistVIA TRISULTI, Italy ( - Italy's ministry for culture is claiming it has evicted Steve Bannon's "Gladiator School" from a 13th-century Italian monastery, 38 miles south of Rome. "As the DHI indicated when the Ministry for Culture first announced this politically motivated manoeuvre back in May, we will fight our case in court with every resource at our disposal," said Benjamin Harnwell, director of the Dignitatis Humanae Institute, in comments to Church Militant. "We look forward to demonstrating that the objections against the DHI promoted by the Left over the last two years...
  • Franklin Graham: I Will Not Worship ‘Rainbow Pride Flag’

    10/13/2019 4:08:27 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-12-19 | Thomas D. Williams
    Celebrated Christian evangelist Franklin Graham has taken issue with the Democrats’ extreme push of the LGBTQ agenda, saying he will stand with biblical morality. “I will not bow down at the altar of the LGBTQ agenda nor worship their rainbow pride flag,” Rev. Graham said in reaction to Beto O’Rourke’s promise to strip churches of their tax-exempt status if they do not recognize homosexual marriage. “I’m going to stand with the Word of God, the Holy Bible, which is truth from cover to cover,” Graham added in a three-part tweet Friday evening. Rev. Graham, the son of “America’s Pastor,” Billy...
  • Why Trump Is Gaining Conservative Christian Supporters

    10/07/2019 8:21:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/07/2019 | Michael Brown
    A recent editorial in the New York Times confirms the results of my own online polling. President Trump appears to be gaining more conservative Christian voters than he is losing.Writing for the Times on October 5, Jeremy W. Peters compiles an impressive list of former Never Trumpers who are now firmly in his camp. And quite a few of those on his list would identify as conservative religious voters.Some of them once labeled Trump a “racist” and a “fascist.” Others, like Glenn Beck, “once called Mr. Trump ‘an immoral man who is absent decency or dignity,’” but “now says that...
  • Trump speaks at 74th Session of the UN General Assembly

    09/24/2019 9:52:34 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 23 replies
    Fox News via You Tube ^ | 9-24-19 | Fox News
    President Trump addresses the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.
  • FREEDOM OF WORSHIP -- President Trump URGENT Speech at the United Nations

    09/23/2019 11:19:01 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 66 replies
    youtube ^ | 9/23/2019 | President Trump
    Video of President Trump's speech about freedom of religion around the world to United Nations.
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Trump Wages War on Progressive Culture...

    09/23/2019 3:44:03 AM PDT · by beachn4fun · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 19, 2019 | Victor Davis Hanson
    President Trump is waging a nonstop, all-encompassing war against progressive culture, in magnitude analogous to what 19th-century Germans once called a "Kulturkampf." As a result, not even former President George W. Bush has incurred the degree of hatred from the left that is now directed at Trump. For most of his time in office, Trump, his family, his friends and his businesses have been investigated, probed, dissected and constantly attacked. In 2016 and early 2017, President Barack Obama's appointees in the FBI, CIA and Department of Justice tried to subvert the Trump campaign, interfere with his transition and, ultimately, abort...
  • Fear, Silence and Inaction: Eroding Catholic Civil Rights

    09/19/2019 9:38:10 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Lepanto Institute ^ | September 17, 2019 | Bob Marshall
    Fear, Silence and Inaction: Eroding Catholic Civil Rights The following is written by Hon. Robert Marshall, former member of the Virginia House of Delegates The so-called Equality ActOn October 30, 2008, Barack Obama said, “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”   The legal policy changes wrought under the Obama Administration paved the way for the so-called Equality Act, HR 5, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives on May 17, 2019 by a vote of 236 to 173.  The Equality Act would fundamentally and radically alter Civil Rights Law to prohibit “discrimination” on the...
  • Why does separation of church and state only go one way?

    09/06/2019 7:59:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/06/2019 | Michael Brown
    Let’s put aside for a moment that the current idea of “separation of Church and state” is not what the Founders (specifically, Thomas Jefferson) intended. I simply want to make an observation. When liberals quote the Bible to support their views, nobody bats an eyelash (aside from conservatives raising charges of hypocrisy). When conservatives quote the Bible to support their views, liberals howl, “Separation of Church and state!” But this has been the pattern for years. Christian faith on the left is praiseworthy. Christian faith on the right is dangerous. Think back to the 1988 presidential elections when both Pat...
  • Gov't can't force Christians to make gay wedding videos, appeals court rules

    08/26/2019 8:53:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/26/2019 | Michael Gryboski
    An appeals court has ruled in favor of a Christian couple who oversee a film company that were told by Minnesota officials that they must film same-sex weddings despite religious objections. A three judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit decided last Friday that the Minnesota Human Rights Act violated the First Amendment rights of Carl and Angel Larsen of Telescope Media Group. The decision largely overturned a lower court ruling against the Larsens and remanded their request for an injunction against the MHRA back to the district court level. Circuit Judge David Stras,...
  • VA State Board Accuses Realtor of Violating Fair Housing Laws Due to Christian Messages, Bible Verse

    08/16/2019 3:20:07 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 26 replies
    CBNNews ^ | 08/16/2019 | Dale Hurd
    A Christian realtor in Virginia is suing the state real estate board after it charged her with violating fair housing laws by putting the Bible verse John 3:16 on her website, and using phrases like "Jesus loves you" in her email signatures. This began when the Virginia Real Estate Board filed a complaint against realtor Hadassah Carter, saying that because she's using religious speech, she could make someone feel discriminated against. The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) has filed a lawsuit on Carter's behalf, charging the state board with violating her First Amendment rights and calling this "an...
  • When Atheists Start Defending Christianity…

    07/10/2019 8:47:27 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 16 replies
    The Caldron Pool ^ | 6-27-19 | James Jeffery
    You know that things have really spiralled downward when Princeton atheist and bioethicist — Peter Singer — is defending Israel Folau and his freedom to express his Christian convictions. Singer writes: [Folau’s] post no more expresses hatred toward homosexuals than cigarette warnings express hatred toward smokers. The only rational reason that anyone would get so upset about Folau’s post is if you actually believe that he is speaking the truth about heaven and hell. Singer continues: [Folau’s beliefs] do not trouble me, because there is, in my view, no god, no afterlife, and no hell. Nor do I differentiate, ethically,...
  • Making LGBT a Protected Class Will Kill Religious Liberty

    06/26/2019 7:00:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/26/2019 | T.R. Clancy
    The current campaign to amend federal and state civil rights laws to extend protections to sexual orientation and gender identity isn't meant to eliminate discrimination — it's meant to eliminate religious freedom. What else are we to believe when proponents of such amendments tell us as much? Earlier this month, Michigan State Senator Jeremy Moss introduced legislation to amend the state's civil rights law to add sexual orientation and sexual identity as protected classes.  One of the main objections to changing the law before now has been the harm it must do to conscience protections and free exercise of religion.  Like their federal...
  • The Bladensburg Peace Cross will stay, but the Supreme Court missed an opportunity ... Again!

    06/21/2019 7:17:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/21/2019 | By Curtis Schube
    On Thursday, the Supreme Court in American Legion et. al. v. American Humanist Association, decided that the Bladensburg Peace Cross, which was erected nearly 100 years ago and has stood on public land in Maryland for roughly 50 years, does not violate the Establishment Clause. This decision should be celebrated, but the reasoning that the Court used does not entirely protect religious monuments or other displays in the future. Seven of the justices decided that the Cross does not violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. However, this was a plurality decision, which means there was not a majority...
  • Supreme Court Rules That Bladensburg Cross Will Remain Standing

    06/20/2019 9:29:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies ^ | June 20, 2019 | Cortney O'Brien
    A large cross in Bladensburg, Maryland has been a source of controversy for years as we awaited the Supreme Court's decision on whether the symbol can continue to stand. A local post of The American Legion erected the Bladensburg Peace Cross in 1925. To most, the statue was dedicated to the memory of 49 local heroes who gave their lives serving in the U.S. Armed Forces in WWI. To the Humanist Association, it was an unconstitutional eyesore. They sued in 2014 arguing the cross violated the Establishment Clause and demanded its removal. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth...
  • Anti-vaxxers lose minds after religious exemption bill gets pushed through

    06/14/2019 6:18:32 AM PDT · by FewsOrange · 92 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 13, 2019 | 6:13pm | By Bernadette Hogan and Chris Perez
    “And these are the religious people?!” The state Capitol turned into a chaotic scene Thursday as both houses of legislature — and eventually Gov. Cuomo — passed a bill that will end New York’s policy of allowing religious exemptions from vaccine requirements. Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, the bill’s sponsor, got cursed out and flat-out threatened at one point by opponents of the legislation after it got passed and sent to the Senate floor. “We’ll be back for you Jeffrey!” shouted one man in Orthodox religious garb, who was fuming in the gallery with others, many of whom had children with them....
  • Majority favors new civil rights laws to protect LGBT people: poll

    06/13/2019 6:45:42 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | 13th June 2019 | TAL AXELROD
    A slim majority of Americans favors new civil rights protections for the LGBT community, according to a new Gallup poll released Thursday. About 53 percent of Americans said they believe new civil rights laws are needed to reduce discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. The poll’s release comes about a month after the House passed the Equality Act, which includes protections for LGBT people from discrimination in employment, housing and other areas. The bill, which was passed two days after Gallup began surveying for the poll on May 15, is unlikely to be taken up in the Senate....
  • The end of the Masterpiece Cakeshop case comes with a whimper

    03/15/2019 11:42:01 AM PDT · by fwdude · 34 replies
    Religious News Service ^ | March 13, 2019 | Mark Silk
    (RNS) — Last week, to little notice, the Masterpiece Cakeshop case ended with a whimper. Nine months after the Supreme Court found that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission had acted prejudicially in upholding the complaint of a gay couple who were refused a wedding cake by baker Jack Phillips, the two sides agreed to stop fighting. Specifically, the commission withdrew its proceedings against Phillips for discrimination and Phillips withdrew his case against the commission for harassment. Which is to say that Phillips can keep refusing to customize cakes that, as he put it, “celebrate events or express messages that conflict...
  • Supreme Court signals it may change church-state doctrine

    02/28/2019 3:44:10 PM PST · by robowombat · 25 replies
    BP ^ | Thursday, February 28, 2019 | Tom Strode
    Court signals it may change church-state doctrine WASHINGTON (BP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court gave hope Wednesday (Feb. 27) to at least some defenders of a 40-foot cross on public land that it might not only protect the memorial but clarify its doctrine on government establishment of religion. The justices heard oral arguments in the appeal of a Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals decision that a Latin cross in memory of World War I soldiers promotes Christianity, thus violating the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment under a nearly 50-year-old test. The American Humanist Association (AHA) challenged the constitutionality of...
  • The Outrageous Assault on the Knights of Columbus

    01/11/2019 7:05:53 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 19 replies
    Washington Fee Beacon ^ | 1-11-19 | Matthew Continetti
    Kamala Harris is set to announce her candidacy for president sometime around Martin Luther King Jr. Day. What sort of chief executive would she be? Well, here's your first clue: On December 5, Harris posed a series of written questions to Brian Buescher, President Trump's nominee for District Court in Nebraska. The third question reads as follows: Since 1993, you have been a member of the Knights of Columbus, an all-male society comprised primarily of Catholic men. In 2016, Carl Anderson, leader of the Knights of Columbus, described abortion as ‘a legal regime that has resulted in more than 40...
  • Alabama Voters Pass Amendment to Display Ten Commandments at Public Schools

    11/10/2018 6:22:57 AM PST · by kevcol · 24 replies
    CNSNews ^ | November 9, 2018 | Michael W. Chapman
    In the Nov. 6 elections, residents of Alabma voted overwhelmingly to amend their state constitution to authorize the display of the Ten Commandments on public property, including public schools. The measure, Alabama Amendment 1, also defined certain religious liberty rights to be included in the state's constitution.