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  • California’s Governor Forbids Christians From Singing in Church Houses

    07/04/2020 3:15:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 4, 2020 | Todd Starnes
    Golden State Christians have been ordered by California's governor to stop singing in church. This is a direct assault on the First Amendment, as I warned folks about in my new book, "Culture Jihad: How to Stop the Left From Killing a Nation." "Californians are still free to attend their house of worship. But they’re forbidden from singing or chanting," read the lead paragraph in a story published by the Sacramento Bee. The new guidance for places of worship was issued on July 1. "Discontinue singing (in rehearsals, services, etc.), chanting, and other practices and performances where there is increased...
  • BLM Ignits TARGET Grace Baptist Church [ Church has an AR-15 raffle ]

    07/08/2020 5:16:42 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 7 replies
    The Amazing Lucas Via YouTube ^ | 7/8/20 | The Amazing Lucas
    Video at link.
  • Why Pornography is the Greatest Threat to Today's Church

    07/08/2020 3:28:24 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 47 replies
    Pure Life ^ | 2017 | Steve Gallagher
    If it is true that one out of every five men sitting in America’s pews is saturating his mind with the evil images of pornography, how does this effect the overall level of godliness in the Church? It seems that the general urgency to live a consecrated life is at an all-time low. Self-centered living seems to have replaced true sacrificial love. A hunger for God has been exchanged for a lust for entertainment. While the Church is weathering a fierce spiritual onslaught from without, the godly character needed for this battle rots within. I believe in the Church Triumphant....
  • Military Members Are Losing Their Religious Freedom While Trying To Protect Yours

    07/08/2020 7:46:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 8, 2020 | Anominous
    https://thefederalist.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Screen-Shot-2020-07-07-at-5.03.12-PM-998x665.png> The Navy last week asked my husband to sign his name to a new restriction broadly “prohibiting,” in bold letters, a multitude of activities “to include indoor religious services” and even to discourage “in-person use” of “drive-in spiritual services.” While we maintain a faint hope that the military doesn’t really mean to restrict religious practices, the latest restrictions preclude nearly all indoor religious services — even those adhering to COVID-19 guidelines. The Catholic Masses my husband and I attend are vastly better spaced than the grocery or liquor stores where he can shop, or even the authorized Chick-fil-A drive-through...
  • People leaving German church at record rate

    07/07/2020 8:36:53 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    The Tablet ^ | July 1, 2020 | Christa Pongratz-Lippitt
    Germans leaving Church at record rate Bishop Georg Bätzing of Limburg, the newly elected chairman of the German Bishops’ Conference, at a press conference on his election this year. Michael Debets/Zuma Press/PA Images The German bishops’ conference announced on Friday that a record 272,771 people left the country's Catholic Church in 2019. The number represented an increase of more than 56,000 on the 216,000 who left in 2018, and exceeds by a large margin the previous record of 218,000 leaving in 2014. The figures are part of a growing countrywide exodus from the Christian Churches. The German Protestant Church saw a similar...
  • Catholic Schools, Cut The ‘White Privilege’ Lectures And Teach About Marxism’s Evils

    07/06/2020 7:26:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 6, 2020 | Carina Benton
    Teach About Marxism’s Evils We cannot allow another generation to emerge from our schools so ignorant of communism's horrors that they see no problem in courting, dabbling with, or even passively accepting one of history’s most noxious ideologies.
 My child’s Catholic school sent home a letter to parents this week recommending “conversations about white privilege” to encourage “compassionate hearts and confident minds.” Regurgitating the radical-left bile that fuels the fires of resentment and division will not enrich students emotionally or intellectually. Instead, Catholic schools should teach students about the evils of Marxism.Marxist apostles are orchestrating the chaos and violence plaguing...
  • Navy Bans Personnel From Attending Church

    07/04/2020 1:51:10 PM PDT · by fwdude · 48 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 07/02/20 | MIKE BERRY, ESQ. , GENERAL COUNSEL, FIRST LIBERTY INSTITUTE
    For the tens of millions of Americans of faith who worship together regularly, the onset of COVID-19 has been a spiritual tragedy. Houses of worship of every faith and denomination have been emptied by government fiat. ... One person who wants to be in church is Major Daniel Schultz of the United States Air Force. A devout Christian, Major Schultz is active in his church and is a member of the worship team. He attends church each week because he believes gathering with his fellow believers is an essential practice of his faith. Major Schultz is currently assigned to a...
  • California Unveils Lions' Den For Christians Who Sing In Church

    07/03/2020 3:54:02 PM PDT · by DFG · 5 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 07/03/2020
    In a solemn ceremony today, Governor Gavin Newsom of California dedicated a lions' den for Christians who sing in church against the government's orders. Newsom's advisers had approached him and suggested the move. "May Governor Newsom live forever!" they said, bowing prostrate before him. "We, your humble advisers, have all agreed that you should issue an edict and enforce the decree that anyone who sings to any god, except SCIENCE or Black Lives Matter, shall be thrown into the lions' den." Governor Newsom thought about it and said, "OK. Shall we pass a law or something?" "No, you just declare...
  • California Bans Singing in Church

    07/03/2020 7:03:41 AM PDT · by 444Flyer · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/2/2020 | Joel B. Pollack
    "The State of California has banned singing in any indoor religious services, even with masks on, under new guidelines issued by the Department of Public Health to control the spread of the coronavirus. The new guidelines state (emphasis added): Even with adherence to physical distancing, convening in a congregational setting of multiple different households to practice a personal faith carries a relatively higher risk for widespread transmission of the COVID-19 virus, and may result in increased rates of infection, hospitalization, and death, especially among more vulnerable populations. In particular, activities such as singing and chanting negate the risk- reduction achieved...
  • Singing In Houses Of Worship Banned Under New Order From Newsom As Pandemic Worsens

    07/02/2020 5:59:57 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 64 replies
    Sac Bee ^ | 07/02/20 | Dale Kasler
    Californians are still free to attend their house of worship. But they’re forbidden from singing or chanting.Updated COVID-19 guidelines issued Wednesday by the state Department of Public Health require churches and other houses of worship to “discontinue singing and chanting activities.”In previously allowing religious organizations to reopen in late May, the state merely said these institutions should “strongly consider discontinuing singing, group recitation, and other practices and performances.”  Health agencies such as the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say shouting or singing can spread the coronavirus just as easily as coughing or sneezing.California’s health department agrees, and as Gov. Gavin Newsom begins...
  • No Religious Services for Navy Personnel

    07/01/2020 6:29:03 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 7/1/20 | David Nussman
    Making access to sacraments more difficultThe U.S. Navy is prohibiting service members from leaving base to go to church. In an information dispatch last week, "indoor religious services" are on a list of off-base places and gatherings that Navy members are prohibited from attending — alongside "parades," "night clubs" and "casinos." But the dispatch goes even further, and says service members, their families, military contractors and others should avoid using "drive-in spiritual services." For Catholics, this would include things like a parking lot Mass or a drive-thru confession line — measures seen around the country in response to the coronavirus...
  • Has Anyone Read "White Awake"? What Did You Think?

    06/30/2020 7:21:43 AM PDT · by OrangeHoof · 19 replies
    Intervarsity Press ^ | 06-30-2020 | OrangeHoof
    One of my former churches is beginning a series based on a book called "White Awake" by Daniel Hill. (https://www.ivpress.com/white-awake-ebook) The book is published by InterVarsity Press (IVP), a respected evangelical Christian publisher. A blurb at the site contains the following: Hill began a journey of understanding his own white identity. Today he is an active participant in addressing and confronting racial and systemic injustices. And in this compelling and timely book, he shows you the seven stages to expect on your own path to cultural awakening. It's crucial to understand both personal and social realities in the areas of...
  • One of the very biggest reasons yet for why the lockdown is a scam: A federal judge struck down Cuomo’s and de Blasio’s lockdown orders for churches because the lockdown did not apply to Black Lives Matter protests

    06/26/2020 7:51:04 PM PDT · by grundle · 16 replies
    Wordpress ^ | June 26, 2020 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    One of the very biggest reasons yet for why the lockdown is a scam: A federal judge struck down Cuomo’s and de Blasio’s lockdown orders for churches because the lockdown did not apply to Black Lives Matter protests My list of reasons why the lockdown is a scam can be read at Here are 150 reasons why I’m against the COVID-19 lockdownsHere’s a new one that I’ll be adding the next time I update my list.A federal judge has ruled against the lockdown on churches and synagogues by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio,...
  • Statement from Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband on Federal Court's Religious Liberty Ruling Concerning New York City and New York State

    06/26/2020 7:49:57 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 7 replies
    justice.gov ^ | June 26, 2020 | DOJ
    Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband of the Civil Rights Division issued the following statement in response to the federal court ruling today regarding religious liberty in New York City and New York State:"Today’s federal court decision is a win for religious freedom and the civil liberties of New Yorkers. Government cannot discriminate by protecting free speech and the right to assemble while threatening or limiting religious exercise – it must protect all rights guaranteed under the First Amendment. The court’s decision is consistent with positions and arguments made by the United States Department of Justice in similar filings and...
  • Western churches should rethink white Jesus, Church of England head says

    06/26/2020 7:15:23 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 48 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 26, 2020 | 5:29pm | Natalie O'Neill
    The Anglican church should rethink depictions of Jesus as a white man in traditional Christian imagery, the head of the Church of England said Friday. Justin Welby, archbishop of Canterbury, was asked in an interview with BBC Radio 4 if the Western mindset that Jesus looked Caucasian needs to be reconsidered in light of the Black Lives Matter movement. “Yes of course it does, this sense that God was white … You go into churches [around the world] and you don’t see a white Jesus,” he said. “You see a black Jesus, a Chinese Jesus, a Middle-Eastern Jesus — which...
  • Black Lives Matter activist tells rioters to protest Catholic parish for being ‘Trump supporters’

    06/25/2020 2:55:56 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 28 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 25, 2020 | Dorothy Cumming McLean
    Black Lives Matter activist tells rioters to protest Catholic parish for being ‘Trump supporters’ 'I would like to see if we can organize a group to protest here ASAP' St. Anne Catholic Church in San Diego, California. It is run by the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter PETITION: Urge U.S. Catholic Bishops Conference to defend Catholic heritage and statues! Sign the petition here. SAN DIEGO, California, June 25, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) ― A Black Lives Matter activist used social media to call on mobs and rioters to protest a Catholic parish in San Diego, saying that the “white” parishioners did not think...
  • BLM EXCOMMUNICATED: Priest Denies Communion to All Members of Black Lives Matter

    06/25/2020 8:15:03 AM PDT · by NRx · 48 replies
    Russian Faith ^ | 06-22-2020 | Fr. Joseph Gleason
    "As a priest in the Orthodox Church, it is my duty to ban members of Black Lives Matter from receiving Communion. I will not desecrate the precious Body and Blood of Christ, by allowing it to touch the unclean lips of those who are members of that satanic organization. If they want to take communion, they will have to find some other church." "Members of Black Lives Matter need to get on their knees, and ask forgiveness for their participation in this godless movement." Black Lives Matter is a terrorist, Marxist organization which promotes abortion and homosexuality. This wicked group...
  • The Department of Justice Files Statement of Interest in Support of Freedom of Religion for Colorado Church

    06/20/2020 4:05:39 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 7 replies
    justice.gov ^ | May 29, 2020 | DOJ
    The Department of Justice today filed a statement of interest in a Colorado federal court supporting the First Amendment religious freedom claims of High Plains Harvest Church and its pastor. The statement of interest is part of Attorney General William P. Barr's April 27, 2020 initiative directing Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, Eric Dreiband, and the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, Matthew Schneider, to review state and local policies to ensure that civil liberties are protected during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Especially during a crisis like this, the ability of people of faith to be able to exercise...
  • The Department of Justice Files Statement of Interest in Support of Equal Treatment of Washington State Church Based on Recent Supreme Court Ruling

    06/20/2020 2:47:54 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 2 replies
    The Department of Justice today filed a statement of interest in a Washington State federal court supporting the First Amendment religious freedom claims of a Pierce County church, explaining how a recent Supreme Court decision, South Bay United Pentecostal Church v. Newsom (May 29, 2020), supports the church’s claim. The statement of interest explains that Washington’s preferable treatment of secular gatherings such as restaurants, taverns, and outdoor protests compared to the restrictions imposed on indoor and outdoor religious services triggers heightened scrutiny under the Constitution.The statement of interest is part of Attorney General William P. Barr's April 27, 2020 initiative...
  • Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband Sends Letter to Montgomery County Maryland Executives Expressing First Amendment Concerns Regarding County Orders [support for right to assemble in church]

    06/20/2020 2:45:45 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 11 replies
    justice.gov ^ | June 11, 2020 | DOJ
    The Justice Department today announced that Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Eric Dreiband sent a letter to Montgomery County Maryland executives expressing First Amendment concerns regarding county orders. The letter urges county Executive Elrich and the County Council to ensure that the county’s executive orders and enforcement of them respect both the right of residents to assemble and practice their faith.The letter applauds Montgomery County for allowing gatherings for political protest, but urges the county to allow gatherings for religious exercise on equal terms. The letter specifically references Montgomery County’s Executive Order No. 070-20, which banned all gatherings...