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  • Judge protects Colorado churches from governor’s COVID capacity, face mask directives

    10/22/2020 7:59:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Oct 22, 2020 | LifeSiteNews staff
    The decision came following a lawsuit against federal and state officials for an array of religious freedom violations.. Two Colorado churches and their pastors are currently protected from the state’s enforcement of capacity limits and face masks during worship services thanks to an order handed down by a federal judge on October 15, 2020. This decision came following a lawsuit against federal and state officials for an array of religious freedom violations. Thomas More Society Special Counsel Rebecca Messall and co-counsel Brad Bergford, who are representing the congregations and their pastors, were pleased with the order. Messall reports a favorable...
  • Staring Into the Abyss - Fr. Ed Meeks Sounds the Alarm

    10/22/2020 1:27:46 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10/11/20 | Fr. Ed Meeks
    This is a link to a critically important message regarding “Catholic” Joe Biden. It is delivered by Fr. Ed Meeks showing point-by-point how diametrically opposed Joe Biden, along with the Democratic party, is to the clear teachings of the Church (and Bible). He speaks to Catholics, but this is one of the clearest messages delineating what the “Abyss” really looks like. His message is critically important to ALL Christians. Keep in mind you won’t hear this from the controlling liberal leftist media, or from the leftist debate moderators, so it is extremely important to quickly spread the word to others.
  • Michigan pastor leaves ministry over church's broad support of Trump

    10/19/2020 1:59:21 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 77 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 18 October 2020 | Mitchell Boatman
    HOLLAND — Keith Mannes has given his life to the Christian Reformed Church, serving as a pastor for more than 30 years. He’s done so happily and thankfully. But on Oct. 11, Mannes gave his last sermon and walked away from ministry among increasing political tension and divisiveness. Put simply, he stepped away due to the church’s broad support of President Donald Trump.
  • Trump attends church in Las Vegas, puts cash in donation bucket(LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL)

    10/18/2020 7:26:01 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 16 replies
    wnd ^ | 10/18/20 | WND News Services
    Trump attends church in Las Vegas, puts cash in donation bucket (LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL) -- At least 200 hundred people prayed and cheered for President Donald Trump during a Sunday morning service at a church in western Las Vegas. The president made his appearance during the 9 a.m. service at the International Church of Las Vegas, located at 8100 Westcliff Drive, near Summerlin. Pastor Marc Paul Goulet and others in the worship team praised Trump and told him, “You’re doing a great job. Goulet noted Trump’s visit wasn’t his first to the church, which bills itself on its website as...
  • Generous Donald Trump puts wad of cash into the collection box at church in Las Vegas as he and Hope Hicks prepare for day of fundraising in California and a rally in Nevada

    10/18/2020 11:57:50 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 50 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 18 2020 | NIKKI SCHWAB
    President Donald Trump attended a high energy church service Sunday morning at the International Church of Las Vegas, where he pulled out eight bills - which looked to be $20s - to add to the collection plate. The service was part concert, part prayer session and even part rally, as the church's pastor Paul Marc Goulet, ticked off a list of Trump's accomplishments. 'He gave the church back a voice,' Goulet said. 'He's given a voice to the unborn,' the pastor added, earning Trump loud cheers and a partial standing ovation from the crowd.
  • So-called 'Virginia Values Act' undermines religious freedom; Requires Christian ministries to hire employees who do not share their stated beliefs on marriage, sexuality, and gender identity.

    10/17/2020 8:47:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/17/2020 | John Stonestreet and Roberto Rivera
    On July 1, the state of Virginia enacted the “Virginia Values Act,” which bans discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. A companion law requires employers to include coverage for sex reassignment and “gender affirming” surgeries in their health plans. According to the Alliance Defending Freedom, who has filed a pre-enforcement challenge, the Virginia Values Act requires “churches, religious schools, and Christian ministries to hire employees who do not share their stated beliefs on marriage, sexuality, and gender identity.”Though the Act provides an exemption for religious schools “owned, supported, controlled, or managed” by denominations or churches, that...
  • These 7 turning points decided the history of the Church: The most important dates and incidents in Church history which have made us what we are today

    10/15/2020 9:03:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Christian Today ^ | Andy Walton
    Around 2 and a half billion people across the globe are part of the Christian community. From a gathering of just a handful of people 2,000 ago to becoming the world's largest institution, there have been numerous key points on the way.Here we highlight seven of the most important dates and incidents in Church history which have made us what we are today, and which possibly point the way to the future...1. 50 AD: The Council at JerusalemThough we mark Pentecost as the birth of the Church, the Council at Jerusalem is where it began to take shape. The account...
  • US Bishops’ Committee for Religious Liberty Joins Interfaith Coalition Calling on Congress to Increase Funding for Security Grants for Houses of Worship

    10/12/2020 7:00:32 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee for Religious Liberty has joined an interfaith coalition calling on Congress to increase funding for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP). This program provides grants to nonprofits and houses of worship in order to enhance security through improvements to infrastructure, funding for emergency planning and training, upgrading security systems, and some renovation projects. While the program has been popular, lack of funding prompted many applicants for grants to be turned away in 2019. The coalition is calling on Congress to quadruple the total funding for the program to $360 million. From the...
  • Historic church in Turkey demolished

    10/10/2020 11:37:57 AM PDT · by xomething · 17 replies ^ | 09/03/20 | Mindy Beiz
    INTERNATIONAL | President Recep Tayyip Erdogan works to Islamize Christian sites TURKEY: The Turkish Islamic Foundation destroyed the historic St. Georgios Greek Orthodox Church in Bursa on Wednesday, seven years after local officials transferred the property to the group’s control. Authorities emptied Bursa of its Greek Orthodox population a century ago, and the church became a mosque in the 1920s. But in 2006 it was restored and for years served as a focal point for Greek-Turkish exchange and reconciliation, then was closed and lapsed into disrepair once the foundation took over. It follows a campaign by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan...
  • DC church wins injunctive relief from federal judge, can start holding services

    10/10/2020 11:36:12 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 6 replies
    WTOPNews ^ | 10/10/2020 | John Doman
    A D.C. church that filed suit against the District of Columbia has won injunctive relief from a federal judge and can begin holding church services in the city again. Capitol Hill Baptist Church sued after twice being denied permission from the city to hold outdoor church services during the pandemic. While the lawsuit has not been decided, the judge’s decision in the case states that the church “is likely to succeed” in proving the District had hindered the church in holding services in violation of the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
  • Young people leaving Church because 'Christianity is judgmental and alienating,' Hillary Clinton says

    10/09/2020 6:40:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/09/2020 | Leonardo Blair
    Many young people are leaving the Church today because Christianity has become too judgmental and alienating for them, said lifelong Methodist and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Clinton made the comment while interviewing social justice advocate and Pastor William J. Barber II of Greenleaf Christian Church in Goldsboro, North Carolina, last week on her “You and Me Both with Hillary Clinton” podcast. During the podcast, she argued that "black lives matter" is a “theological statement.” The Church in America, she suggested, needs to “take a hard look at itself and try to figure out how it can be a...
  • China threatens land confiscation, financial penalties for Christian converts

    10/03/2020 10:17:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/03/2020 | Anugrah Kumar
    Communist authorities in southwestern China’s Yunnan province sent a notice to a village warning that any resident who converts to Christianity will face financial penalties or even the confiscation of their land. The notice sent to Huang Fei village in that province’s Yingjiang County, which is close to the China-Myanmar border, states that the residents of the Dai ethnic group are Buddhist and Christianity is an “evil cult,” according to the U.K.-based Christian Solidarity Worldwide, which says that converts in several other villages might've received similar threats either by notice or in-person. It adds that “believing in Jesus Christ and...
  • Security officer who killed White Settlement church shooter won’t face charges

    09/29/2020 1:53:52 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 35 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 28 September 2020 | Tom Steele
    A Tarrant County grand jury Monday declined to indict a volunteer security officer for a White Settlement church who fatally shot a man who killed two parishioners during a Sunday service. Jack Wilson fired one shot at Keith Thomas Kinnunen, stopping the 43-year-old gunman seconds after he pulled out a shotgun and shot Anton “Tony” Wallace, 64, and Richard White, 67, the morning of Dec. 29 at West Freeway Church of Christ. There were more than 250 people in the church at the time, officials said. Tim Rodgers, a prosecutor in the Tarrant County district attorney’s office, said in a...
  • Vanity: Crafty thieves are stealing our church tithes

    09/26/2020 8:54:04 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 51 replies
    Sept 26, 2020 | 11th_VA
    So, as a member of a congregation, I’ve been informed, some members are mailing tithes to the church, since service is via video. Those checks without the full church name, but just church initials (ie; SBC) are being forged and cashed. Sounds like a few thousand is missing at this point - just discovered. Don’t have more details but, you might want to see who’s been cashing your church tithes.
  • DOJ issues threat to London Breed over San Francisco church closures (only one person at a time allowed in church)

    09/26/2020 11:48:20 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 8 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 02/26/2020 | Eric Ting
    Under San Francisco's current Covid-19 order, only ONE person at a time is allowed to worship in a church building. This doesn't apply to other businesses. Article link:
  • Only 5% of Democrats say that decline in faith, church attendance is a major issue for families: American Family Survey

    09/25/2020 8:55:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/25/2020 | Samuel Smith
    Only 5% of Democrats and less than half of Republicans believe the “decline in religious faith and church attendance” is a top-three issue facing families in the United States, a new survey has found. The 2020 American Family Survey was released Tuesday, a poll of 3,000 Americans conducted by YouGov and sponsored by Deseret News and Brigham Young University in Utah, institutions associated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The sixth annual survey was done between July 3 and July 14 and has an error margin of plus or minus 1.9 percentage points. Among the many questions...
  • Idaho Police Arrest 3 at Outdoor Church Worship Event in Defiance of Mask Mandate

    09/24/2020 6:01:20 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/24/20 | Ezra Dulis
    Police in Moscow, Idaho, arrested three people Wednesday for violating social distancing rules as their church sang hymns and Bible psalms outdoors — an event held, in part, to protest the city mayor’s mask mandate, which runs to January 2021. Officers arrested Gabriel Rench, Rachel Bohnet, and Sean Bohnet, according to Moscow Report, a local independent news outlet. A video uploaded to social media shows Bohnet, a local music teacher, and his wife telling officers they refused to comply with an inaudible order. Moscow Report says the apparent infraction is that they refused to show identification. Footage of the couple’s...
  • We Won't Get Fooled Again - Wm. Barr stomped on the Church Commission

    09/24/2020 2:45:54 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 14 replies
    Freep | 09-24-2020 | CharlesOconnell
    Don't get a broken heart over what comes out of Obamagate after the election. The most the Church Commission is remembered for is a Colt 45 that could induce an undetectable heart attack. The only hope from Wm. Barr is that he imagines himself to be too self-respecting to ignore the limp-wristed Boy Scouts who thought they had cojones enough to tangle with a tough NY real estate guy.
  • The Church's Ultimate Trial (CCC 675-677)

    09/22/2020 3:23:31 AM PDT · by JosephJames
    Spiritual Food Blogspot ^ | September 21, 2020 | Rev. Joseph Dwight
    Dear friends, Perhaps there is a real possibility that the elite of the world, on their way toward their World Dictatorship, will succeed in causing the second Civil War in America after the elections in November 2020. Also there is a real possibility that the president will be assassinated. We have given this power to the forces of evil because today there is less prayer and more sin than ever before! (Note: When pasting this document into Free Republic, it seems that most of the special formatting is lost, such as bold, italics, underlined words and embedded links. To read...
  • California pastor moves worship outdoors after county fines church $112K for indoor services: County Says It Has No Plans To Forgive Fines

    09/20/2020 7:59:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/20/2020 | Anugrah Kumar
    The pastor of a 3,000-seat California church said he will stop fighting Santa Clara County and hold services in the church parking lot as per local COVID-19 guidelines after fines rose to over $112,000. The county said it will not forgive the fines. Jack Trieber, the pastor of North Valley Baptist Church in Santa Clara, has chosen to obey the county’s directives banning indoor services, according to ABC7News. The church was being fined $5,000 for every service it held as well as fines for other violations such as singing. ABC7News reports that Trieber told his congregation in an outdoor meeting...