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  • Islam: The Omitted Verses

    09/30/2022 10:16:26 PM PDT · by AJFavish · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 30, 2022 | Allan J. Favish
    I have a son in the seventh grade in the William S. Hart Union High School District in Santa Clarita, California. I hope that I don’t have to spend my golden years deprogramming my son from false information being conveyed by the schools. I am trying to avoid this by keeping informed about what the schools are teaching.My son told me that he is being taught about Islam in his history class. He said that he was taught that a verse in the Quran numbered 2:256 states: “Let there be no compulsion in religion, for the truth stands out clearly...
  • A Priest from the Island to Pope Francis: ‘The People of Cuba Feel Ashamed of You for Others’

    09/27/2022 6:20:43 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Cuban priest Jose Conrado Rodríguez Alegre sent an open letter to Pope Francis in which he reprimanded him for his silence in the face of outrage by various totalitarian regimes.Especially Cuba. According to the Catholic parish priest of the San Francisco de Paula Church, in Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, “We know very well that when the Holy See does not explicitly and firmly defend the victims, totalitarian governments feel free to take action against their victims.” “I must admit that it has become more difficult for me to honestly affirm that ‘The Pope often surprises me, but he never lets me...
  • What 'the state of theology' tells us about America: When asked whether they agreed that “Jesus was a great teacher …but not God,” 43% of Evangelicals answered 'yes'

    09/27/2022 10:53:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/27/2022 | John Stonestreet and Kasey Leander
    Every two years, Ligonier Ministries works with LifeWay Research to evaluate the theological temperature of the American church. This year’s State of Theology study’s results show that not just Americans but Evangelicals, in particular, are increasingly muddy on core truths such as the nature and character of God, the reality of human sin, the role of the Church in the world, and the exclusivity and divinity of Jesus Christ. For context, the survey defines “Evangelical” as a Christian believer who meets four criteria: that the Bible is the highest authority for what someone believes, that it is important for non-Christians...
  • America's dwindling Christian population: One reason so many people lose their faith is because it is far easier to lose it than to keep it.

    09/26/2022 11:13:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/26/2022 | M.B. Matthews
    When America was formed, the foundation was God; the Founding documents were drawn from a Judeo-Christian ethic. Today, God has been shown the door, along with right and wrong. Today, everything is right and nothing is wrong. The distinction between good and evil is passé. When Time magazine's 1966 cover asked, "Is God Dead?," many cheerfully shouted "YES!," but they had no idea what they were cheering. God is not dead. He is very much alive and doing what He does — He acts. He has kept America alive as a free nation for now. God is not only not...
  • Bishop Schneider rebukes Pope Francis’ remarks at ecumenical meeting: Catholicism is ‘the one true religion’

    09/17/2022 1:49:07 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 16, 2022 | Michael Haynes
    Bishop Schneider rebukes Pope Francis’ remarks at ecumenical meeting: Catholicism is ‘the one true religion’The auxiliary bishop of Astana made numerous, clear comments to the media on the primacy of the Catholic Church.NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan (LifeSiteNews) – Bishop Athanasius Schneider has hit back at the ecumenical Congress Pope Francis recently attended, saying that Catholicism is “the only one true religion which God commanded to all people to believe.”Speaking to EWTN’s Alexey Gotovskiy outside the Archdiocese of Astana’s Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, the auxiliary bishop awaited the arrival of Pope Francis to a meeting with Kazakhstan’s Catholic clergy. “We’re...
  • PETER HITCHENS: Why our Head of State, not the spin-doctored politicians who so many of us revere, is the TRUE defender of our freedom

    09/11/2022 6:55:14 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 57 replies ^ | 9/10/2022 | Peter Hitchens
    My brother and I loved to play with my father's sword. The fact that my mother was quite unworried by this tells you a lot about the world we then lived in. It was a real weapon, made by Messrs Wilkinson, a beautiful patterned blade and a very sharp point. But the thing which fascinated me about it most was the hilt, several ridges of rough grey sharkskin... Now, the Royal Navy to which my father belonged had by then given up the use of naked steel blades, though only just. As recently as February 1940 sailors from the Destroyer...
  • 'Pride' Event Canceled as Europeans March in Defense of Christian Values: 'We Don't Give Up Holy Places'

    09/02/2022 5:06:10 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 13 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | 08/30/2022 | Isa Cox
    These days, it is often considered tantamount to professing allegiance to Nazi ideology to openly oppose homosexuality as a matter of Christian conviction.This vitriol towards basic Christian sexual ethics and cultural values has caused many a believer to cower apologetically or even downright support LGBT lifestyles to avoid being branded as “hateful.”Even the most right-wing conservatives often pour their energy into defending their views and trying to make them more palatable to the secular left according to the left’s own values.I’ve expended quite a lot of breath on this subject myself, but the truth is, it is far too easy...
  • Greenwich assistant principal placed on leave for comments captured in viral video

    08/31/2022 3:28:00 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 27 replies ^ | August 31, 2022 | Olivia Lank and Jenn Brink
    An assistant principal in Greenwich is on administrative leave after a video surfaced online that purportedly shows him talking about discriminatory hiring practices. The now-viral video released by Project Veritas shows Cos Cob Elementary School’s Assistant Principal Jeremy Boland saying that he wouldn’t hire Catholics, conservatives, older applicants, or anyone he didn’t believe was progressive. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Toni Jones said the school district was made aware of the video Tuesday night, adding, “We intend to do a full investigation and until that time, we will not make any public statements. We ask that you respect the investigation process...
  • The Conflict Between The West And Russia Is A Religious One

    08/28/2022 6:40:42 PM PDT · by Bobalu · 56 replies
    theburningplatform ^ | August 28, 2022 | Emmet Sweeney
    The war currently underway in Ukraine, which pits Ukraine as a proxy for the collective West against Russia, is primarily an ideological or religious one, with Russia representing what is left of Christian Europe, and “the West” representing a totalitarian ideology that abhors religion in general and Christianity in particular. This statement may sound strange, given the fact that some Westerners – though fewer every day – still see “the West,” (basically Europe and North America) as Christian, and Russia as Communist, or crypto-Communist.
  • Rosary Sales Surge After ‘The Atlantic’ Calls Rosary ‘An Extremist Symbol’

    08/17/2022 10:48:17 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 147 replies
    National File ^ | August 17, 2022 | by PAUL AUBERT
    The Atlantic's hit-piece on Catholicism and the rosary has actually increased rosary sales. in Christianity, Culture, News, Politics Rosary Sales Surge After ‘The Atlantic’ Calls Rosary ‘An Extremist Symbol’ Three online shops have reported a massive surge in the sales of rosaries following The Atlantic, a massive mainstream media outlet, publishing a hit-piece on the rosary, labeling it a sign of extremism. Rosary vendors told Catholic News Agency that their sales and/or social media followings have boomed, probably to the spite of The Atlantic. As National File previously reported, Daniel Panneton wrote an article in The Atlantic which called the...
  • Prosecuting Paivi Rasanen For Quoting The Bible Is Making Her An International Star

    08/15/2022 7:09:47 AM PDT · by Republicans 2016 2020 · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 15, 2022 | Joy Pullmann
    Paivi Rasanen must make God laugh. The 27-year member of Finland’s Parliament on trial for tweeting a Bible verse confounds so many pagan slogans. She’s a mother of five children and grandmother of 10 who didn’t need abortion to simultaneously pull off two demanding careers: medicine and politics. An empathetic woman who eagerly shows pictures of grandbabies on her phone and expresses concern for strangers’ travel plans, Paivi (pie-EE-vee) also refuses to subjugate her reason to emotional manipulation. She holds fast to Christian teachings about sex as reserved exclusively for lifelong marriage between one man and one woman, for which...
  • Germany denies refuge to Christian convert from Iran

    08/12/2022 8:12:08 PM PDT · by heartwood · 12 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | August 12, 2022 | Madeleine Teahan
    The European Court of Human Rights has dismissed the case of an Iranian convert to Christianity, who is appealing his deportation from Germany back to Iran, on the grounds of religious freedom... Hassan – whose name has been changed to protect his identity and is recorded only as “H.H” in public records – is a cabinet maker who applied for asylum in 2018 and is currently residing in Germany where he can freely practice his faith. After he, his wife and his family converted to Christianity, security forces in Iran stormed their house confiscated their books, computer, passports and Bible....
  • MSNBC calls for new "energetic atheism" to combat Christian "theocracy"

    08/02/2022 7:50:13 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 44 replies ^ | 8-2-22 | Jazz Shaw
    The American left has plenty to complain about these days. Liberals who support standard Democratic Party platform planks such as legal abortion, more gun control, and public schools over private schools or homeschooling, have been drenched in bad news coming from various Supreme Court cases and polls showing a widespread rejection of their agenda in the coming elections. There is plenty of blame to go around, at least in their minds. The conservative majority on the Supreme Court is near the top of the list of villains for many. Conservative elected officials passing laws they disagree with are also common...
  • Amy Grant Named Kennedy Center Honoree in First for Contemporary Christian Music

    07/25/2022 1:14:10 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 61 replies
    Ministry Watch ^ | 22 July 2022 | Adelle Banks
    Contemporary Christian musician Amy Grant has been named one of the Kennedy Center’s five honorees for 2022. “Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine ever receiving this prestigious Kennedy Center Honors,” Grant said in a statement. “I cannot wait to celebrate with my fellow honorees, friends, and family. Thank you for widening the circle to include all of us.” The center plans to fete Grant in its 45th class of honorees that also includes actor George Clooney, singer Gladys Knight, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Tania León, and the rock band U2.
  • In the Ukraine conflict, Putin is defending no Christian values: To cast one's support to Putin based on a dislike of George Soros or Joe Biden and all the decadence they have foisted on the West is a big mistake

    07/19/2022 10:28:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/19/2022 | Mike Konrad
    Around the world, one would be amazed how much of this came through the bureaucrats and the courts, not the will of the people. The same is true of the current transgender idiocy. The reason I point this out is that many on the right have given up hope for the West. They see what is going on in the West and are rooting for Russia against Ukraine. They have falsely interpreted that war as a contest between Globohomo (global homogenization/global homosexuality) and a traditional Christian nation, which is Russia. Wrong! For such a Christian nation, Russia still has the...
  • Share of self-identified Christians hits new low in Australia amid rise of the 'nones': Bureau of Statistics Census

    07/06/2022 10:04:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/06/2022 | Anugrah Kumar
    Australia's 2021 Census reveals that the percentage of people identifying as Christian has dipped below 50% for the first time, a drop of 17 percentage points over the last 10 years. At the same time, the number of people who describe themselves as "non-religious" has risen.The diversity in the religions Australians identified is increasing, "reflecting continuing changes in our social attitudes and belief systems," the Australian Bureau of Statistics said in a statement.While Christianity remains the most common religion in the Oceania country, with 43.9% identifying as Christian, it's down from 52.1% in 2016 and 61.1% in 2011.The Sydney Morning...
  • No Comment: Pope Francis Remains Silent On Supreme Court’s Abortion Decision

    06/27/2022 3:22:37 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 35 replies
    Daily caller ^ | CARL DEMARCO
    Since the Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Pope Francis has remained largely silent on the historic ruling returning the power to restrict abortion to the states, despite church leaders from around the world applauding the decision. Catholic officials in the United States have expressed their thankfulness and joy that the precedent established by Roe v. Wade in 1973 was overturned. However, Pope Francis has not released a major declaration of support since the Court’s ruling, with some experts pointing to the Church’s cautious nature and the Pope’s more liberal tendencies as potential reasons. (RELATED: ‘Challenges...
  • The Ten Commandments & the need for a Moral, Educated Population in a Self-Governing Republic - American Minute with Bill Federer

    06/25/2022 6:13:41 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    American Minute ^ | June 25, 2022 | Bill Federer
    John Adams wrote to Thomas Jefferson, November 4, 1816: "THE TEN COMMANDMENTS and the Sermon on the Mount contain my religion." Download as PDF ... President Harry S Truman addressed the Attorney General's Conference, February 1950: "The fundamental basis of this nation's laws was given to Moses on the Mount ... I don't think we emphasize that enough these days... If we don't have a proper fundamental moral background, we will finally end up with a totalitarian government which does not believe in rights for anybody except for the State." "THE TEN COMMANDMENTS are not the laws. They are THE...
  • Character, religion, virtue, & moral education are necessary in a Republic - American Minute with Bill Federer

    06/24/2022 5:38:24 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 1 replies
    American Minute ^ | June 23, 2022 | Bill Federer
    On NOVEMBER 18, 1992, The New York Times printed Mississippi Governor Kirk Fordice's statement: "The less we emphasize the Christian religion the further we fall into the abyss of poor character and chaos in the United States of America." Download as PDF ... The original draft of George Washington's Inaugural Address, 1789, included the following: "Should ... those incited by the lust of power and prompted by the supineness (willingness to lay down) or venality (open to bribery) of their constituents, over leap the known barriers of this Constitution and violate the unalienable rights of humanity: it will only serve...
  • Christianity promotes gun culture that allows ‘epidemic of mass shootings,’ claims New York Times essay

    06/23/2022 9:41:34 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 73 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 06/23/2022 | Gabriel Hays
    A New York Times guest essay argued that American gun culture has been made all the more fanatical because of its ties to Christianity. It also claimed that Christianity makes mass shootings more possible. Author Peter Manseau, a religious author, wrote in his Thursday piece, "But many of our fellow citizens don’t just own guns, they believe in them. They believe the stories told about guns’ power, their necessity, their righteousness." Manseau theorized that this is what has happened at the intersection of American Christianity and the Second Amendment. He opened his opinion piece with the question, "Is our gun...