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  • LGBT Lobby Wants Biden To Target Christian Schools That Follow Biblical Values

    01/23/2021 7:16:38 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 111 replies
    PNW ^ | 1/21/21 | Jonathan Van Maren
    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 the 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 and president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, sounded the alarm on the HRC's push in an essay titled "A Direct Threat to Christian Education." The...
  • 3 Jewish Ideas That Changed the World

    01/21/2021 8:06:07 AM PST · by tbw2 · 23 replies
    Medium ^ | 04/23/2020 | Thomas St. Thomas
    How did a tiny tribe of desert nomads become so important to history? Of all the tribes of people, why is it that a group of pastoral tribal nomads, who were minorities then and minorities now, seem to have such an enduring presence in our world? Why is the Judeo-Christian god chosen by more people on the planet than any other? Because ideas and the details matter. Their ideas have stood the test of time and ended up shaping many assumptions we take today to be self-evident in Western civilization.
  • Tell It Not in Gath

    01/18/2021 4:19:54 PM PST · by Politically Correct · 7 replies
    Blog and Mablog ^ | 18 Jan 2021 | Douglas Wilson
    Tell It Not in Gath Posted onMonday, January 18, 2021 by Douglas WilsonIntroduction There is little doubt in my mind that America is currently being chastised by the Lord, and He must have sent a great angel of frenzy upon us to do it. One of the evidences of such chastisement is that a goodly number of our leading lights and solons appear to have lost their minds. And in addition to all the confusions involved with that, the people generally are surging this way and that, and feelings run high, or hot, or both, and a lot of crazy...
  • If We Are to Be Hated, Let It Be for the Right Reason

    01/18/2021 7:05:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2021 | Michael Brown
    On numerous occasions, Jesus promised us, His followers, that we would be hated. That is something we should expect and even embrace. Let’s just be sure we are hated for the right reasons. Being hated for the wrong reasons is not something to be embraced, let alone celebrated. Jesus said, “You will be hated by everyone because of Me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved” (Matthew 10:22). But note those words “because of Me.” We will be widely hated because of our association with Him, because of our preaching in His name and because...
  • The Religious makeup of the 117th Congress is 88% Christian according to an analysis by the Pew Research Center.

    01/16/2021 5:06:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/16/2021 | Ryan Foley
    The 117th United States Congress is made up of 88% Christians, according to an analysis by the Pew Research Center. In a report called “Faith on the Hill,” the Pew Research Center analyzed the religious affiliations of all 531 members of the 117th Congress and compared them to the religious demographics of the U.S. as a whole. Pew obtained the data from a questionnaire conducted by CQ Roll Call asking members about their religious backgrounds. The publication of the Pew report came just one day after the 117th Congress was sworn into session on Jan. 3. Pew has been analyzing...
  • PayPal ditches Christian crowdfunding site used by the Proud Boys

    01/12/2021 11:03:50 AM PST · by janetjanet998 · 24 replies
    New York (CNN)PayPal is cutting ties with Christian crowdfunding site GiveSendGo following the January 6 US Capitol siege. The site, which the far-right extremist Proud Boys group has used for fundraising, calls itself the "#1 free Christian fundraising site," and it was used to raise funds for pro-Trump rioters who attended last week's violent siege.
  • I Still Believe (Jeremy Camp Movie)

    01/11/2021 4:05:39 PM PST · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case] · 6 replies
    MSMB ^ | December 2020 | Rob W. Case
    The film begins in Lafayette Indiana, where a young man by the name of Jeremy Camp (KJ Apa) heads to Calvary Chapel College in Murrieta, California. The first night he gets settled in, Jeremy goes to a Christian concert to see a Canadian band called “The Kry”, and meets its lead singer, Jean-Luc Lagoie (Nathan Parsons). Jeremy asks Jean-Luc how to make it. Jean-Luc tells Camp that “it’s not about making it. It’s about what our songs give people.” Then he asks Camp, “So what do you want to give people?” This question forces Camp to see where his priorities...
  • Christian Movie ‘Gun And A Hotel Bible’ Receives High Praise From Unlikely Sources

    01/11/2021 11:07:10 AM PST · by MJacks4 · 7 replies
    The Mix ^ | 1/11/2021 | Erin Perri
    A faith-based film that is targeted to doubters has earned some substantial awards at film festivals is now available for the public to watch. Gun And A Hotel Bible is seeking to break ground in untraditional way as a Christian movie. This movie definitely doesn’t preach to the choir. Rather than mimicking stories of people who are strong in their faith, this one is intended for those people who have more questions than answers about religion.
  • The Granada War 1482-1492

    01/05/2021 11:50:53 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 7 replies
    Visit Andalucia ^ | 01/06/2021 | Nick Nutter
    In 1479, the kingdoms of Castile and Aragón were united under the joint rule of the ‘Christian Monarchs’, Ferdinand of Aragón and Isabella of Castile. The inter-Christian rivalry that had crippled the Christian kingdoms’ war against the Muslims for the last hundred years was, supposedly, over. A shrinking economy within the Emirate of Granada and the erosion of their territory in the first half of the 15th century had fostered increased xenophobia amongst the Muslim population and a consequent lack of tolerance towards the few Christians that remained or visited the Emirate. This provided the Christian Monarchs with a religious...
  • 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...
  • Last Byzantine Greeks Facing Extinction in Islamist-Led Turkey

    12/27/2020 4:21:39 PM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 27 Dec 2020 | Jack Montgomery
    The Greeks who represent the last vestiges of Christian Byzantium and the Roman Empire are heading towards their final extinction in Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Turkey, with their numbers dwindling to a mere handful under his Islamist government. What is now Turkey only began to be colonised in by the Turkic peoples in earnest from around 1071, after their Seljuk ancestors had arrived from Central Asia and vanquished the Greek-speaking Christian ruler Romanos IV Diogenes’s forces at the Battle of Manzikert. The last vestiges of the Byzantine state where finally snuffed out with the brutal conquest of Constantinople, widely regarded as...
  • We Need Christian Alliance to Protect Persecuted African Christians—Met. Hilarion (Alfeyev)

    12/25/2020 5:34:05 PM PST · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 12/23/20
    Christian churches and organizations should join in an alliance to more effectively work to protect African Christians who face severe persecution in many countries, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk said at a conference yesterday. Opening the conference, “On the Situation of Christians in Africa,” the Chairman of the Russian Church’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), noted that Christians in Nigeria, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Algeria, and other countries currently face especially severe persecution. The Russian Orthodox Church sees the support of these suffering Christians as part of its historical mission, Met. Hilarion said, reports the press service of...
  • German nuns were ‘pimps’ for sick priests, says sexual abuse victim

    12/24/2020 12:50:00 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 22, 2020 | Hannah Sparks
    The cathedral in Speyer, Germany -- AFP via Getty Images A child rape victim has accused nuns at a now-shuttered Catholic children’s home in Germany of “pimping” out orphans to priests, politicians and other wealthy men. The victim, now 63, has remained anonymous despite having fought and won a legal battle for compensation in May over the horrors they endured, beginning at 5 years old in March 1963. The man, who has struggled with post-traumatic stress disorder and depression since then, was awarded a total of 25,000 euros by German courts due to claims he’d been raped more than 1,000...
  • The Story Behind Handel's Messiah

    12/23/2020 7:46:19 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 26 replies
    George Frideric Handel was mainly a composer of operas. In fact, he composed dozens of them. Though his productions were popular in 18th century London, Handel had his enemies -- he was a foreigner, born in Germany, by many accounts not a very likeable fellow, and his rivals detested his style of opera. He was also kind of a large, awkward man, rough and hot-tempered enough to earn the nickname "The Great Bear." When his operas and his health began to fail, Handel sank into bankruptcy and despair, believing his career was over. In 1741, he was invited to Ireland...
  • U.S. Supreme Court rejects religious school challenge to Kentucky shutdown order

    12/17/2020 2:47:23 PM PST · by truthkeeper · 34 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 17, 2020 | Lawrence Hurley
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a religious school in Kentucky that is challenging the state’s decision to limit in-school instruction as part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.The action by the justices is a loss for Danville Christian Academy. The school said the order violated its religious rights under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees the free exercise of religion...
  • China Shuts Down Some 100 Protestant Churches

    12/15/2020 5:29:48 PM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    UCA News ^ | 12/11/20 | Staff
    Officials rejected the registration certificates saying the government can revoke them anytime Government officials in eastern China have raided and shut down close to 100 protestant churches as part of the escalating crackdown on Christians in the communist nation. Officials in four cities of Anhui province have closed down 99 churches and prayer venues this year, exploiting a range of pretexts including poverty eradication and prevention of Covid-19 epidemic, reported Bitter Winter, a magazine that covers human rights and liberty in China. At least 43 churches were closed in Suzhou, while 24 in Huaibei, 20 in Fuyang, and 16 in...
  • Colorado redefines places of worship and worship events as 'essential'

    12/10/2020 5:08:12 AM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    KOAA ^ | Dec 08, 2020 | Spencer Humphrey
    This means they can exceed capacity restrictions.. COLORADO SPRINGS — Worship leaders across the state are preparing to be able to do things a bit differently after a new public health order from the governor will allow places of worship to exceed mandated capacity limits. The order redefines worship services as essential, meaning they’re allowed to go over mandated capacity limits if they can’t perform their essential service without doing so. “I grew up in church and sensed that this is what I wanted to do,” said Vista Grande Baptist Church Pastor Chris Moore. “After college I felt that seminary...
  • FREE Conservative-Christian eBook available this weekend (VANITY)

    12/05/2020 9:10:20 AM PST · by 07Jack · 8 replies
    Payton Finds His Purpose, a former Amazon #1 New Release and #1 Best Selling Christian Children's Book is FREE to all Amazon accounts today!
  • Video: Marxist Pope Francis Takes Off The Mask, Says Christianity Never Recognized Private Property As A Right

    12/03/2020 4:25:34 AM PST · by USA Conservative · 61 replies
    Red State Nation ^ | 12.03.2020 | Sarah Hall
    Since becoming the head of the Catholic Church in 2013, Pope Francis has not shied away from the political domain. On Sunday, the religious leader used the COVID-19 pandemic to renew his criticisms of free-market capitalism. In a video message he sent to the International Conference of judges members of the Committee for Social Rights in Africa and America, Pope Francis said that the right to private property is “a secondary natural right derived from that which everyone has”, which in turn arises from the “universal destiny of created goods” and affirmed that “the Christian tradition never recognized as absolute...
  • Christian-owned funeral home pays $250K in settlement over transgender employee firing

    12/02/2020 3:53:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/02/2020 | Michael Gryboski
    A Michigan-based Christian-owned funeral home has agreed to pay $250,000, as part of a legal settlement, to the estate of trans-identified individual that the company fired. RG & GR Harris Funeral Homes reached a settlement on Monday with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the estate of the late Anthony Stephens, who went by the name Aimee, over a lawsuit originally filed in 2014 when Stephens was still alive. At issue was Harris’ decision to fire Stephens, a biological male, who began dressing as a woman and underwent gender transition to become Aimee. The funeral home had cited their...