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  • 10 Things for Christians to Remember during Pride Month

    06/07/2023 5:56:49 AM PDT · by Rev M. Bresciani · 10 replies
    New American Prophet ^ | June 7, 2023 | Joseph Backholm
    We all know it’s coming and in various ways we are bracing for it. You’ll be navigating workplaces, city streets, social media feeds, and corporate events celebrating it. The first thing to understand is that “Pride month” does not mean the same thing to everyone.
  • Vatican Rejects Healing for Homosexuality

    07/22/2021 6:12:15 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 40 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 7/22/21 | Jules Gomes
    Homosexuals do not need a cure, but accompaniment and discernmentVATICAN CITY ( - Rome is rejecting the use of "reparative" or "conversion" therapies by Catholic groups to heal homosexuals of same-sex attraction, a Spanish Catholic weekly is reporting. But homosexuals who have benefited from therapy are urging Pope Francis to meet with those who have found healing from unwanted same-sex attraction. The Vatican's Congregation for the Clergy (CC) instructed the Spanish Episcopal Conference (CEE) in June to disavow the Granada-based Truth and Freedom (Verdad y Libertad) apostolate for its practice of reparative therapy, Vida Nueva reported last Thursday.The bishops are...
  • Are Black churches beginning to reckon with their embrace of homophobia? (gay propaganda)

    07/14/2021 5:41:08 AM PDT · by Salman · 24 replies
    LGBTQNation ^ | July 13, 2021 | Reverend Irene Monroe
    Every once in a while a reader will ask me to issue a response to their questions in my column. On this occasion, a LGBTQ Nation reader asked me, “What should be the mandate for today’s Black Churches?” The question suggests someone — I am hoping maybe a churchgoer or leader, a homophobe having second thoughts, or a LGBTQ Christian struggling to come out — wants a comprehensive response. One of the mandates for today’s Black churches should be addressing its ongoing struggle with accepting the spectrum of human sexuality. In 2021, I am still asking these three questions: Why...
  • Pope calls for an end to ‘intransigent defense of tradition’

    07/02/2021 6:34:06 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 32 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 29, 2021 | Michael Haynes
    Pope calls for an end to ‘intransigent defense of tradition’In his homily for the feast of Saints Peter and Paul, the Pope appeared to compare ‘rigid’ Catholics to St. Paul’s persecution of the ChurchVATICAN CITY, June 29, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — In his homily for the feast of Saints Peter and Paul, Pope Francis has once again launched an attack on so-called “rigid” Catholics, seemingly comparing them to the way St. Paul acted before his conversion, claiming that Paul was freed by God from his “rigid and inflexible” religious zeal.Pope Francis celebrated Mass in the Vatican today — with the largest...
  • 1946: The Mistranslation that Shifted Culture

    06/07/2021 12:57:35 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 121 replies
    women make movies ^ | unknown | Kathy Baldock
    A journey which unveils the mystery of how theology, history, culture, and politics led to a Biblical mistranslation, the man who tried to stop it, and the impassioned academic crusade of the LGBTQIA+ Christian community-driven to discover the truth. 1946 reveals the ground-breaking research of Kathy Baldock, a Christian Conservative LGBTQIA+ activist and Ed Oxford, an LGBTQIA+ theologian, in their quest to, discover what factors ignited the anti-gay movement within American conservative Christians. The filmmaker, Sharon “Rocky” Roggio, started this pursuit in an effort to find common ground, within scripture, for her and her conservative father, Pastor Sal Roggio. What...
  • Pope Francis advisor 'Father Jim' says Catholics should celebrate Pride month

    06/03/2021 2:03:52 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 41 replies
    Chiccago Go Pride ^ | June 3, 2021 | Gerald Farinas
    Pope Francis advisor 'Father Jim' says Catholics should celebrate Pride monthRev. James Martin, SJ—popularly known as Father Jim—was asked to serve as special advisor to Pope Francis to help communicate to the English-speaking world. Some Vatican insiders say Father Jim has been a conduit to help communicate what Pope Francis really wants to say outside of the constraints of the Catholic cardinals and archbishops who run the Vatican.Father Jim, a popular pro-LGBT author and editor of America magazine, has been disinvited by Catholic bishops and universities who oppose his preaching of tolerance and acceptance.In a June 2 social media video,...
  • Newsboys Co-Founder: I'm Now an Atheist, Richard Dawkins' Had an Influence

    01/30/2015 7:20:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/30/2015 | Samuel Smith
    The co-founder and former guitarist of the popular world-famous Christian rock band the Newsboys has officially renounced his Christian faith and is calling members of the current version of the band hypocrites. George Perdikis, who founded the chart-topping Christian band in 1985 with his friend Peter Furler, wrote an op-ed on Wednesday published by the website Patheos explaining how he transformed from a guitarist in one of the most popular Christian rock bands of all-time to a cosmology-enthused atheist. "I always felt uncomfortable with the strict rules imposed by Christianity. All I wanted to do was play rock and roll,"...
  • Pearl River priest charged with vandalism over filmed sex with 2 dominatrices on altar

    04/04/2021 8:06:35 PM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 39 replies
    WWL Television ^ | March 19, 2021 | Chris McCrory
    PEARL RIVER, La. — The St. Tammany Parish District Attorney's Office has formally charged a Northshore priest accused of having sex with two dominatrices on the altar of a Pearl River church with vandalism. Travis Clark, the 37-year-old former pastor of Saints Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church, was caught videotaping himself having sex with two women from out of state -- 41-year-old Mindy Lynn Dixon of Washington state and 28-year-old Melissa Kamon Cheng of Georgia -- on top of the church's altar in September. The felony charge of institutional vandalism against Clark was formally submitted Thursday. Both women were...
  • Fr. James Martin refers to God as ‘her,’ attacks so-called ‘damaging’ portrayal of God as man

    03/11/2021 8:16:46 AM PST · by ebb tide · 52 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 11, 2021 | Michael Haynes
    Fr. James Martin refers to God as ‘her,’ attacks so-called ‘damaging’ portrayal of God as manMartin claimed that it 'just as theologically correct to use feminine imagery about God as it is to use masculine imagery'UNITED STATES, March 11, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – Father James Martin, has defended his recent reference to God as “Her,” by penning an article in America Magazine in which he claimed that feminine imagery of God was “not contrary to our faith.” Martin also criticized a male concept of God as promoting a harmful concept of patriarchy. For the Second Sunday in Lent, the well-known Jesuit...
  • Homosex “Blessings": President of German “Bishops" Wants to “Change" Catechism

    12/28/2020 5:50:12 PM PST · by ebb tide · 28 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | December 28, 2020 | Gloria TV
    Homosex “Blessings": President of German “Bishops" Wants to “Change" CatechismThe Catechism should be rewritten with regard to practised homosexuality and a "blessing" for homosex couples should be introduced, the president of the German Bishops, Georg Bätzing of Limburg told believes that "we" need solutions which would not only take effect in private, "but also have a public visibility - but make it clear that no marriage is being founded." Bätzing was unable to say what his "homosex blessing" would institute.Bätzing thinks it is possible to introduce homosex "blessings" independently of the Vatican. Alternatively, a council could discuss these "questions,"...
  • LGBT Leaders Threaten to Quit Church [of England] Dialogue Unless Bishops Support Gay Marriage

    11/28/2020 5:11:39 PM PST · by marshmallow · 22 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 11/27/20 | Staff
    LGBT leaders and supporters in the Church of England are threatening a mass walkout from a recently-launched discussion process about sexual issues unless bishops give an urgent guarantee to support the marriage of same-sex partners in church. The warning was issued in a joint letter sent to 34 bishops "known to be supporters of LGBTIQ+ people", among them the Archbishop of York and the Bishops of Oxford, Manchester, Leeds, Dover and Liverpool. The letter was sent by Jeremy Timm, former chair of Changing Attitude England, and co-signed by a number of LGBT clergy and supporters, including Rev Colin Coward, founder...
  • 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...
  • Warning! LGBTQ Christmas Movie on Hallmark

    11/18/2020 7:12:53 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 64 replies
    Families need to be aware that Hallmark Channel’s “Countdown to Christmas” movie specials will be very different this year since the network will be including LGBTQ content and characters in its original movies for the first time ever. For example, The Christmas House, set to air Sunday, November 22, at 8:00 p.m. CST will include a gay couple. The cast features Johnathan Bennett and Brad Harder as gay dads-to-be through adoption. Hallmark Channel, owned by Crown Media Family Networks, announced its plans to start introducing gay and transgender storylines into its movies after receiving online complaints about the lack of...
  • How Should We Vote? One Christian's Guide to Approaching the Voting Booth (FREEP is Anti Conservative Youtube video)

    11/04/2020 6:47:33 PM PST · by garjog · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | Oct 23, 2020 2.3K 164 SHARE SAVE | Phil Vischer
    This is a short little video that will NOT tell you WHO to vote for. If that’s what you’re looking for, wrong video. Instead, I will walk you through how I think about voting first and foremost as a Christian rather than as a member of one or another political tribe. I also want to talk about the idea of “ideological constraint,” which can warp our thought processes as we engage with politics. It’s important. So… again… not going to tell you who to vote for. Or even who NOT to vote for. That’s up to you. This is just...
  • Councillor Calls for Pastor to be Deported, Denied Services After Celebrating Cancellation of Pride Event [UK]

    09/13/2020 6:58:56 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Premier Christian News ^ | 9/11/20 | Tola Mbakwe
    A Labour councillor in Newquay has written to the Home Secretary urging her to deport a pastor who welcomed the cancellation of an LGBTQ+ pride event in a social media post. Councillor Stephen Hick asked for Pastor Josh Williamson, who's originally from Australia, to be investigated and branded him a hate preacher. He wrote: "Josh Williamson's ministry has caused harm to members of the community of Newquay and the wider LGBTQ+ community across Cornwall. "I believe his continued presence, preaching the hate that he does, presents a continuing harm to the same communities. "I am unaware of the previous ministry...
  • Burger King Depicts Mascot in Gay Kiss with Ronald McDonald for New Ad Campaign

    09/11/2020 8:22:54 AM PDT · by Tench_Coxe · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/11/2020 | Jack Montgomery
    Burger King has launched a new advertising campaign in Finland featuring its eponymous mascot sharing a deep kiss with Ronald McDonald, along with the English slogan ‘Love Conquers All’. The image is front and centre on the landing page of the fast food chain’s Finnish website, with various outlets with a focus on advertising showing physical posters at locations such as public bus stops as well. The campaign appears to be in aid of Helsinki Pride Week, which was moved to September from its usual slot due to the Chinese coronavirus pandemic. It also appears to have been influenced by...
  • Half of US Christians say premarital sex is sometimes, always OK in dating relationship

    09/05/2020 5:13:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/05/2020 | Anugrah Kumar
    Half of Christians say sex between consenting adults who are in a committed dating relationship is sometimes or always acceptable, and over half — with the exception of evangelical Protestants — say casual sex is OK, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center. Some 62% of Catholics, 56% of Protestants in the historically black tradition, 54% of mainline Protestants, and 36% of evangelical Protestants say casual sex between consenting adults is sometimes or always acceptable, according to the survey. Among those who are religiously unaffiliated, as many as 84% say casual sex is sometimes or always acceptable, Pew...
  • Gay Episcopal Bishop: Religious Liberty is Oppressive

    07/24/2020 7:46:31 PM PDT · by lightman · 23 replies
    The Institute for Religion & Democracy ^ | 23 July A.D. 2020 | Kate Cvancara
    Conservative Christians are using religious liberty as a basis to oppress the marginalized as well as traumatize parents of children who identify as LGBTQ, according to a retired Episcopal Church bishop and a filmmaker. Retired New Hampshire Bishop Gene Robinson and filmmaker Daniel Karslake were hosted for a discussion by the Reconciling Ministries Network (RMN), an unofficial United Methodist LGBTQ caucus, on July 15. The bishop and the film producer equated God’s purposes with intersectional identity politics of the Left. Robinson was the first man openly in a same-sex partnership to be consecrated a bishop in the Episcopal Church and...
  • Catholic university threatens to revoke scholarship of student who criticized its pro-LGBTQ tweet

    06/30/2020 9:06:25 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 26 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 06/30/2020 | MATT LAMB
    A Catholic institution should uphold Catholic beliefs’A student at Villanova University is accusing her academic advisor of trying to intimidate her over tweets critical of the university’s promotion of Pride Month. Melanie Didioti, a graduate student at the Catholic university outside of Philadelphia, recently tweeted criticism of the school’s athletic department for its Pride Month tweet on June 22. The tweet said: “Love is Love. Happy #PrideMonth – We are proud to be an ally of the LGBTQ+ Community.”
  • Dem Rep: Religious Liberty Is a ‘Bogus Term’

    06/16/2020 5:08:40 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 36 replies
    freebeacon ^ | JUNE 15, 2020 | Paul Crookston
    Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D., N.Y.) said Monday that religious liberty is a "bogus term" that merely serves as a "pretext for discrimination." Maloney was celebrating the morning's high-profile victory for LGBT rights at the Supreme Court, but he took time to criticize the author of the decision, Justice Neil Gorsuch, for having supported religious liberty. "We know that Neil Gorsuch is a supporter of so-called religious liberty, which is a bogus term—it is actually some sort of pretext for discrimination hiding behind the guise of religion," Maloney said. "I'm still on the lookout for that from the author of...