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  • The Inequality Act

    04/28/2021 8:40:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 28, 2021 | Debbie Wuthnow
    Many Americans, including Christians, are still unaware of the immediate dangers facing religious freedoms and biblical values from the federal Equality Act of 2021 (H.R. 5). In a nation where all individuals “are created equal” as stated in the Declaration of Independence and where we believe in “equal protection under the law” as stated in the 14th Amendment of the Constitution, what is wrong with the Equality Act of 2021? The answer is that this proposed law uses the word “equality” while proposing just the opposite: inequality. The Equality Act – or more appropriately, the Inequality Act – would impose...
  • The 'most TERRIFYING story I have EVER had to report': Glenn Beck reveals newly approved CA school curriculum

    03/31/2021 9:39:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 92 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 03/31/2021
    California's Board of Education voted unanimously to approve a new, multi-million-dollar Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum, which will be offered statewide with many of the state's largest school districts making it a requirement for graduation. According to National Review, the curriculum is "probably the most radical, polemical, and ideologically loaded educational document ever offered up for public consideration in the free world." POLL: What scares you the most? On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn Beck reacted to the newly approved curriculum, calling it "the craziest, most terrifying story I have ever had to report." Glenn read an excerpt from the National...
  • Calif. bill would ban conservative Christians from serving as police

    03/16/2021 10:53:38 AM PDT · by TedMartin · 64 replies
    PressCalifornia.com ^ | 3/16/21 | Staff Report
    <p>SACRAMENTO - A Bay Area assemblyman wants to ban from service police officers and police officer candidates who are members of hate groups or have used hate speech in the past, even in “a private discussion forum” online.</p><p>Yet the definition of a “hate group” and “hate speech” used by Assemblyman Ash Kalra’s (D - San Jose) new bill, AB 655, is incredibly broad. Not only does it include armed militia groups and white supremacists promoting “domestic terrorism,” it also includes police officers expressing conservative religious or political views on abortion, marriage, and gender or with membership in a political party or church that does.</p>
  • Police investigate Catholic dad after he asked Catholic school board to not fly gay pride flag

    03/10/2021 8:51:11 AM PST · by ebb tide · 23 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 9, 2021 | Pete Baklinski
    Police investigate Catholic dad after he asked Catholic school board to not fly gay pride flag‘Sending signals that support gay pride messages is contrary to the teachings of the Church and have no place in our schools,’ the dad said.TORONTO, March 9, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – Police are investigating a Catholic father over allegations that he committed a “hate” crime for asking a Catholic school board not to recognize “Pride month” or fly the rainbow flag at Catholic schools.Jody Maillet, a part-time university instructor, told the Toronto Catholic District School Board’s (TCDSB) March 4 meeting that he was “concerned” about a...
  • The Coming Assault on Religious Freedom

    01/03/2021 9:53:20 AM PST · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    American Spectator ^ | January 2, 2020 | George Neumayr
    The Coming Assault on Religious FreedomModern-day Thomas Beckets are needed to stop it.Joe Biden’s view of religious freedom is exceedingly narrow. Where religious freedom conflicts with the goals of liberalism, he supports suppressing it. He has promised Planned Parenthood that he will resume the Obama-era harassment of the Little Sisters of the Poor and other religious groups if they don’t conform to his mandates. During the campaign, he opposed “broad exemptions” for those who resist his view of LGBTQ rights.One of Biden’s transition officials is Chai Feldblum, who has spoken openly of her opposition to religious freedom. She has written,...
  • 5 times anti-Christian sentiment manifested on campus in 2020

    01/02/2021 8:12:16 AM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | January 1, 2021 | Benjamin Zeisloft
    Over the years, Campus Reform has reported on hundreds of instances of anti-Christian sentiment at American universities. Here are five of the worst instances from this year. 1. Harvard University. Harvard Law professor Elizabeth Bartholet called for a ban on homeschooling, decrying “conservative Christians” in the process. In a Harvard Gazette interview entitled “A warning on homeschooling,” Bartholet attributed rising interest in homeschooling to the “growth in the conservative evangelical movement,” stating that “conservative Christians” use the practice to “escape from the secular education in public schools,” after a failed effort “to have their children exempted from exposure to alternative...
  • Democratic memo declares 'rise of white Christian nationalism is a national security threat'

    12/20/2020 3:08:45 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 84 replies
    Just The News ^ | 20 Dec 20 | Nicholas Ballasy
    The Secular Democrats of America PAC prepared a report for Joe Biden and his transition team that outlines a roadmap to "boldly restore a vision of constitutional secularism and respect in the land for religious and intellectual pluralism." The federal political action committee "represents secular Democratic individuals and organizations" and advocates for "secular governance, promote respect and inclusion of nonreligious Americans, and mobilize nonreligious voters." The proposal was formally presented by Democratic Reps. Jamie Raskin and Jared Huffman, co-chairs of the Congressional Freethought Caucus, and endorsed by Democratic Rep. Jerry McNerney. “We’ve offered the new administration a roadmap to restore...
  • Technically, all Christians ought to be Christian Nationalists

    12/17/2020 8:55:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    NOQ Report ^ | 12/17/2020 | Ray Fava
    Very few people in Big Eva love the spotlight as much as Beth Moore. She loves making vague statements leveling unsubstantiated accusations against the church. After several months of soothing the conscience of Joe Biden voters, Big Eva is circling the wagons to rally against the biggest threat to Christianity in America, “Christian Nationalism.” Erick Erickson and David “Vichy” French have both chimed in their support of an absolute heretic, while claiming Christ, because Trump Derangement Syndrome is a very ecumenical cult.Fill in the blank. The greatest threat to the church in America is _________. Marxism, the scamdemic, effeminacy, lukewarmness,...
  • Compulsory lessons in sex and atheism “could cause chaos” in Welsh schools

    12/11/2020 9:26:11 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 6 replies
    Minister for Education, Kirsty Williams, is pushing an education Bill which requires all pupils to study atheism or ‘non-religious’ views such as Humanism with no parental right of withdrawal. Under the new system a non-religious committee in each area is given a veto power over all religious teaching. So humanists, who actively oppose all religion, are to be handed control over religious teaching in schools. The sensitive issue of sex education is also being given a total rewrite, imposing compulsory sex education for all pupils from the age of three. All existing safeguards on inappropriate materials are scrapped by the...
  • Biden HHS pick says religious liberty doesn't include churches

    12/08/2020 10:19:06 AM PST · by TedMartin · 28 replies
    Press California ^ | 12/8/20 | Greg Burt/CFC
    President-Elect Joe Biden’s pick for secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, concerns religious conservatives fighting to protect their First Amendment free speech and religious liberty rights. They are wary of Becerra because he defended the anti-free speech California law (AB 775), struck down by the Supreme Court, that forced pro-life care centers to promote state-sponsored abortions. They are also alarmed over comments he made before the state Assembly three years ago when he said religious liberty is only for “individuals” not “institutions.” California Family Council President Jonathan Keller had this to say about the...
  • Citing Rise of ‘Christian Nationalism,’ Secular Democrats Unveil Sweeping Recommendations for Biden

    12/01/2020 5:53:33 PM PST · by marshmallow · 32 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | 11/30/20 | Jack Jenkins
    WASHINGTON (RNS) — A Democratic group dedicated to representing secular values unveiled a slate of recommendations for President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming administration on Monday (Nov. 30), outlining a sweeping agenda designed to roll back many of President Trump’s actions involving religion and to “restore a vision of constitutional secularism.” The 28-page document, crafted by the Secular Democrats of America PAC, is being presented to the incoming administration by Democratic Representatives Jamie Raskin and Jared Huffman — both co-chairs of the Congressional Freethought Caucus. The SDA’s agenda offers a wide range of policy recommendations to push back against the so-called “Christian...
  • Top LGBT lobby org asks Biden to clamp down on Christian colleges that adhere to biblical sexuality

    11/28/2020 9:14:08 AM PST · by xomething · 45 replies
    lifesitenews ^ | 11/27/2020 | Jonathon Van Maren
    Al Mohler, a theologian and president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, sounded the alarm on the Human Rights Campaign’s push November 27, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), America’s largest and most powerful LGBT lobby organizations, is pushing Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to target Christian educational institutions, demanding that a Biden Administration strip colleges that adhere to rules and positions opposing homosexuality of their accreditation. The HRC’s “Blueprint for Positive Change,” which offers 85 recommendations, proposes eliminating non-discrimination exemptions for religious colleges if they refuse to abandon the biblical position on marriage. Al Mohler, a theologian...
  • How much you believe in God could be wired to your brain, study by neuroscientists suggests

    09/20/2020 8:04:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/20/2020 | Leonardo Blair
    In Hebrews 11:1 in the Bible, faith is described as the “substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Now, according to a new study by Georgetown University neuroscientists, the strength of one's faith in God is likely linked to the brain.In their study, Implicit pattern learning predicts individual differences in belief in God in the United States and Afghanistan, published this month in the journal Nature Communications, the neuroscientists found that an individual’s ability to unconsciously predict complex patterns, through an ability known as implicit pattern learning, had a strong correlation with the strength of their...
  • Churchgoer spreads COVID-19 to at least 91 people after attending service

    08/06/2020 9:22:19 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 91 replies
    nypost ^ | 08/05/2020 | Jackie Salo
    An Ohio churchgoer sparked a coronavirus outbreak that spread to more than 90 other people after he attended a service, Gov. Mike DeWine said. The 56-year-old man, who was not identified, was infected with the virus when he attended church on June 14, news station WLWT reported. Following the service, the virus “spread like wildfire” and 91 people throughout five counties developed symptoms, DeWine said. “[It’s] very scary,” the Republican governor said during a Tuesday press conference, according to news station WKYC. DeWine said that he’s sending a letter to the state’s faith leaders to discuss better ways to protect...
  • New York Times Blames Evangelical Christians for Coronavirus

    03/28/2020 11:29:51 PM PDT · by bitt · 120 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/27/2020 | joel pollak
    The New York Times published an op-ed Friday that blamed evangelical Christians for the coronavirus pandemic. The argument, by journalist and author Katherine Stewart, is that because religious voters supported Trump, that means he governs without regard for science. Stewart also claims that Republicans, more than Democrats, are likely to deny science. In her op-ed, titled “The Road to Coronavirus Hell Was Paved by Evangelicals,” she writes: Donald Trump rose to power with the determined assistance of a movement that denies science, bashes government and prioritized loyalty over professional expertise. In the current crisis, we are all reaping what that...
  • Freed pastor Andrew Brunson urges young American Christians to prepare for persecution

    10/15/2019 4:34:41 AM PDT · by gattaca · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 15, 2019 | Jon Brown
    FULL TITLE: 'I think we're very close': Freed pastor Andrew Brunson urges young American Christians to prepare for persecution The American pastor whose two-year imprisonment plunged Turkey into a diplomatic feud with the United States urged young Christians in his home country to prepare for the persecution he sees gathering for them on the horizon. Pastor Andrew Brunson, 51, told the Washington Examiner how troubled he has been by the ominous trends he has observed in American culture during the year since his dramatic, high-stakes release from a Turkish prison. Drawing on the ordeal he recounts in God's Hostage, his...
  • Pennsylvania school drops 'God bless America' after pledge

    05/08/2019 6:54:47 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 26 replies
    WPXI ^ | May 8, 2019
    SPRINGFIELD, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania school principal will no longer say "God bless America" after leading students in the Pledge of Allegiance. Peter Brigg's practice at Sabold Elementary School in Springfield led at least one parent to complain to the Freedom for Religion Foundation, whose attorney contacted the district. The group claimed it violated the U.S. Constitution's prohibition of government sponsoring religious messages. The district decided to cease the practice after consulting with its lawyer. In a statement , the district says it is not prohibiting students from reciting "God bless America" after the pledge on their own.
  • Anti-Christian Ideology Is an Emerging Aspect of White Progressive Populism

    01/22/2019 8:45:43 AM PST · by DeweyCA · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | 1-22-19 | David French
    One striking feature of left-wing hostility to conservative Christianity is its insistence that opposition to secular progressive morality is proof of malign intent. Instead of asking whether progressive intolerance (or the selection of a corrupt Democratic candidate) played any part in the 81 percent white Evangelical opposition to Hillary Clinton, all too many progressives use that level of united opposition as grounds for further hatred. And, yes, there’s also the condescending sympathy: “They’re brainwashed by Fox. They’re voting against their interests.” Last summer I wrote an essay called the Great White Culture War. I argued that a great deal of...
  • Study: More Youth Support Gay ‘Marriage,’ Transgenderism than Free Speech

    01/05/2018 9:28:05 PM PST · by marshmallow · 21 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 1/3/18 | Claire Chretien
    January 3, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Fewer than half of 18- to 21-year-olds worldwide think others should be free to express non-violent opinions that are offensive to minorities, according to a study highlighted by The Economist. The data come from the Varkey Foundation and was released in February 2017. Only about half of the world’s young people support free speech, it revealed, but nearly two-thirds support same-sex “marriage.” The study asked two questions about free speech: whether “people should have a right to non-violent free speech in all circumstances even when what they say is offensive to a religion” and whether...
  • Canada now investigates 'climate denial' [1984 Orwellian]

    09/14/2017 9:10:01 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    www.torontosun.com ^ | 09-14-2017 | By Lorrie Goldstein
    It’s like something out of George Orwell’s 1984. Canada’s Competition Bureau, an arm’s length agency funded by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government to the tune of almost $50 million annually, investigated three organizations accused of denying mainstream climate science for over a year, following a complaint from an environmental group. The bureau discontinued its 14-month probe in June, citing “available evidence, the assessment of the facts in this case, and to ensure the effective allocation of limited resources”, according to Josephine A.L. Palumbo, Deputy Commissioner of Competition, Deceptive Marketing Practices Directorate. But it will re-open its investigation should it receive...