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  • 18 States Support Church Fighting Washington Mandate to Fund Abortions

    11/30/2023 10:27:23 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    Life News ^ | November 30, 2023 | Alliance Defending Freedom
    Eighteen states, along with several pro-life and religious liberty advocacy organizations, have united in support of a Seattle-area church in friend-of-the-court-briefs filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys appealed to the court on behalf of Cedar Park Church after a lower court ruled that the church must violate its constitutionally protected, pro-life religious beliefs and abide by the state’s mandate that most Washington employers provide abortion coverage for employees. In July 2021, the 9th Circuit reversed the district court’s initial decision to dismiss Cedar Park Church’s case, filed after Washington state Senate...
  • Donor Trust Report Finds Religious Groups No Longer Most Trusted Charities

    11/30/2023 3:15:51 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Ministry Watch ^ | November 27, 2023 | Kim Roberts
    Religious organizations are no longer the most trusted charities, according to the released by the BBB Wise Giving Alliance ( Religious organizations topped the list from its inception in 2017 until 2022, but fell to third this year. Veterans organizations and not-for-profit hospitals now rank more highly as the most trusted charities for American donors. Religious groups are still the most highly trusted charity category by the “Mature” and “Boomer” generations. In all, 34.8% of Matures (age 76-93) ranked religious organizations as their most highly trusted charity in contrast to only 18.4% of Generation Z (age 18-24). Gen Z is...
  • “Baptist” Church to Host Drag Queen for Concert Night

    11/29/2023 12:42:19 AM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    Disntr ^ | November 28, 2023 | staff
    The Apostle Paul warned in 2 Timothy 4:3 that a time would come when people would no longer endure sound doctrine but rather turn to whatever it is that causes them pleasure in a world filled with hatred and rebellion toward God. What could be more rebellious toward a holy and righteous God than denying yourself as you were created by Him and instead, turning to the myth of cross-dressing and pretending to be someone of the opposite sex? We expect the world to act this way—the Scriptures are replete with examples of societies being turned over to sexual anarchy...
  • The Catholic Origins of Thanksgiving

    11/24/2023 9:22:43 PM PST · by moonhawk · 27 replies
    Did you know that Thanksgiving is a Catholic holiday? True, it’s not on the Church calendar. And it is celebrated only in America, whereas Church holidays are universal. (snip) But any time a nation does anything in unison that involves families getting together and counting their blessings, it is a good thing. “Thanks,” says G.K. Chesterton, “is the highest form of thought.” And he mentions the fact that the worst moment for an atheist is when he is thankful and suddenly realizes he has no one to thank. (snip) What most people believe is a variation on what I was...
  • American Prayer Vigil, November 24, 2023

    11/24/2023 4:58:30 AM PST · by norsky · 18 replies
    November 24, 2023 | Free Republic Intercessors
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for AMERICA: For those in Authority in Government, Family, Military, Business, Agri-Business; End to Sex Slavery; Healthcare, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. (1 John 5:14) Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind.
  • Michael Voris resigning -- Is this a Coincidence or a Conspiracy Theory?

    11/23/2023 5:54:43 AM PST · by mitchell001 · 19 replies
    Nov. 23, 2023 | Ralph Mitchell
    Michael Voris resigns after reporting on the US Bishops colusion with Climate Change elitists and with the illegal immigration actions of the Biden Administration. Could the elitists or the Biden Administration have pressured Church Militant directors to suggest that Michael Voris resign. Also, who will continue to shine light on the USCCB (US Conference of Catholic Bishops) southern border money grab by acting as the illegal immigration travel agency assistance with cellphones, busing transportation and on the bishops irresponsible support of the climate change hoax.
  • Over 7,000 churches have left the United Methodist Church amid homosexuality schism: More than 5,000 churches have disaffiliated in 2023

    11/21/2023 9:12:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/21/2023 | Michael Gryboski
    The number of congregations that have left the United Methodist Church amid the schism over the denomination's stance on homosexuality has passed the 7,000 mark.Over the weekend, the number of churches that have disaffiliated from the UMC since 2019 reached 7,286, according to UM News, with over 5,200 leaving this year alone.This total includes 366 churches leaving the Kentucky Conference, 349 churches leaving the North Alabama Conference, 334 churches leaving the North Georgia Conference, 326 churches leaving the North Carolina Conference and 317 churches leaving the Indiana Annual Conference.Of the 334 congregations that have disaffiliated from the North Georgia Conference...
  • Christian churches are facing a choice: the cross of Christ or the rainbow flag?

    11/20/2023 1:45:49 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 36 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 11/20/2023 | Jonathon Van Maren
    In the coming decade, Carl Trueman wrote recently, every single church still calling itself Christian will face a choice: Do we follow Scriptural revelation, or the Sexual Revolution? Catechism, or culture? In the world, or of the world? The cross, or the rainbow flag? Mainline Protestantism has, for the most part, cast its lot in with the LGBT movement, with their clergy serving primarily as a convenient way for LGBT activists to accuse pastors who still hold to Christian orthodoxy of bigotry. (If those Christians can cave and still call themselves Christian, why can’t you?) These days, you can identify...
  • Church of England votes to proceed with trial blessing services for same-sex couples

    11/19/2023 1:50:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/19/23 | Anugrah Kumar
    The Church of England has decided to proceed with trial blessing services for same-sex couples. This decision, made during the General Synod, marks a significant shift in the denomination's stance on same-sex relationships. The Bishop of Oxford proposed the amendment for these trial services, which narrowly passed in the House of Laity by one vote, the U.K.-based group The Christian Institute noted, adding that the House of Bishops supported the motion 23 to 10, with four abstentions. The House of Clergy also voted in favor, 100 to 93, with one abstention. The House of Laity also voted in favor, but...
  • Speaker Johnson: Separation of church, state ‘a misnomer’

    11/14/2023 4:06:15 PM PST · by Texan4Life · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/14/23 | Lauren Sforza
    “Separation of church and state … is a misnomer. People misunderstand it,” Johnson said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” when asked about him praying on the House floor. “Of course, it comes from a phrase that was in a letter that Jefferson wrote is not in the Constitution.” “And what he was explaining is they did not want the government to encroach upon the church, not that they didn’t want principles of faith to have influence on our public life. It’s exactly the opposite,” the Speaker added.
  • American Prayer Vigil, November 10, 2023

    11/10/2023 5:18:50 AM PST · by norsky · 18 replies
    November 10, 2023 | Free Republic Intercessors
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for AMERICA: For those in Authority in Government, Family, Military, Business, Agri-Business; End to Sex Slavery; Healthcare, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. (1 John 5:14) Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind.
  • Popular Christian Leaders Share Platform With Queer and Transgender “Christians” at “Christian” Conference

    11/04/2023 11:41:28 AM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    Disntr ^ | November 3, 2023 | staff
    Max Lucado, a figure who once at least held a veneer of Christian orthodoxy about him, has now capitulated to a dangerous trend of watering down the stark realities of sin. In fact, Lucado has taken it upon himself to recast sin as nothing more than what he calls a “shortcut,” a mere hiccup on the road to alignment with God’s will. Lucado has launched a full-blown assault on Christianity and biblical truth. Whether it be endorsing pro-gay feminist Jen Hatmaker, apologizing to the LGBTQ community for past teachings on homosexuality, referring to the Holy Spirit in feminine terms, begging...
  • Russia: ‘Allahu Akbar’ Gunman Kills Churchgoers at Folk Festival in Muslim-majority Dagestan

    02/18/2018 8:17:23 PM PST · by Lera · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/18/18 | Jack Montgomery
    A gunman has killed four women and injured three others, including police officers, at a folk festival in the Russian republic of Dagestan, according to local sources. A man armed with a hunting rifle gunned down churchgoers in the city of Kizlyar, according to the Associated Press, and reportedly shouted “Allahu Akbar!” as he opened fire. Kizlyar’s mayor Alexander Shuvalov told Russian media the gunman opened fire as people were leaving a Sunday evening service at a local Orthodox church. “Four people were killed. The shooter was shot dead. Two police officers and a woman were wounded,” he said.
  • American Prayer Vigil, October 27, 2023

    10/27/2023 7:00:11 AM PDT · by norsky · 21 replies
    October 27, 2023 | Free Republic Intercessors
    Join with fellow FREEPERS across the world to pray for AMERICA: For those in Authority in Government, Family, Military, Business, Agri-Business, Healthcare, Education, Churches, Technology, Religious Freedom and the Media. "I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone: for kings and all those in authority that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness." (1 Timothy 2:1-2) Religion Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind.
  • MSNBC’s Reid: Even if Hamas Is Using it as a Shield, Israel Is ‘Bombing a Church’

    10/21/2023 6:23:30 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/21/2023 | Ian hatchett
    On Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “ReidOut,” host Joy Reid reacted to an Israeli airstrike targeting what it says was a Hamas command center that caused damage to Saint Porphyrius Church by saying that even if “the church is hiding munitions, you’re bombing a church? And, at the end of the day, there is international law?” NBC News Correspondent Hala Gorani noted that “[T]he Israeli military has said that because Hamas hides among the civilian population, because they have networks and perhaps stockpiles of weapons that they will hide in schools, that they will target those stockpiles and those weapons wherever...
  • A Plea to the Silent Churches in America

    10/21/2023 1:22:50 AM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    Human Defense ^ | August 13, 2020 | Rebekah Dyer
    Between now and the time the preacher stands at the pulpit this Sunday and delivers his message, around 17,000 babies in the United States alone will have been murdered in the womb. That’s nearly 2,400 every day. Ninety-eight babies every hour. About one baby every twelve seconds. Innocent human beings are dismembered, poisoned, crushed, harvested for organs, put in trash cans, and disposed of in the name of “women’s rights” and “the right to choose.” This happens day after day, week after week, and the church largely remains silent. The most forgotten, marginalized human beings today are the preborn. Their...
  • Texas church given 'Millstone of the Month Award' for facilitating out-of-state trans surgeries

    10/19/2023 8:38:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | October 19, 2023 | Jon Brown
    A Texas church was recently awarded a "Millstone of the Month Award" by a nonprofit for founding a grant program by which minors can be transported out-of-state to obtain opposite-sex hormones or body-mutilating trans surgeries. U.S. Parents Involved in Education (USPIE) gave their Millstone of the Month Award in October to the leadership and congregation of Galileo Church in Fort Worth for exhibiting what they described as "blatant disregard of biblical principles and the welfare of confused children," according to a press release from the nonprofit earlier this week. USPIE describes their Millstone of the Month Award as "a monthly...
  • Sister of no mercy! Hilarious moment a nun grapples climate protester to the ground as eco-mob try to stop a new church being built in France

    10/17/2023 6:26:43 PM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | October 17, 2023 | Sukhmani Sethi
    This is the hilarious moment that a nun grapples a climate protester to the ground after an eco-mob attempted to stop a new church from being built in France. The clip shows the nun sprint across the muddy construction site of a Catholic centre in Saint-Pierre-de-Colombier in Ardèche, and charge towards one of the campaigners, grabbing him from behind. The protestor who is carrying two large cylinders in each hand as he attempts to run away from the nun, loses his balance as the nun grapples him towards the ground. Gripping tightly onto his jacket, the nun pulls the eco-protester...
  • When being affirming isn't loving: For all her faults, the Church is ultimately the solution. Conforming her to the world can only be part of the problem.

    10/12/2023 10:08:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/12/2023 | Carl Trueman
    Two events of the last week witness to a significant shift in the times in which we live. The first is a sermon by megachurch Evangelical pastor Andy Stanley that seemed to concede ground to gay partnerships within the Church. The second is a worryingly ambiguous comment from Pope Francis on the possibility of blessing same-sex unions. In his Sunday sermon at North Point Community Church, Stanley responded to criticism that he had held a conference that featured gay-affirming speakers. He stated that North Point continues to teach that marriage is between a man and a woman, but that if...
  • Church at the Speed of Light

    10/07/2023 10:53:08 AM PDT · by Rev M. Bresciani · 12 replies
    New American Prophet ^ | October 7, 2023 | Michael Bresciani
    The Pope recently blessed the homosexual agenda and Pastor Andy Stanley is now allowing gays to speak at his church. What more do we need to see this is the Biblical warning of the last days. “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition” (2Th 2:3)