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  • These Lawsuits Reveal The Left’s Goal To Banish Religion Altogether: Demonize those with different beliefs and characterize the Bible itself as hateful

    04/15/2021 8:03:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/15/2021 | Yaakov Menken
    If it weren’t clear before, it is now nakedly obvious the far left aims to silence all who question or disagree. It perversely misuses terms like “diversity” and “tolerance” for precisely the opposite ends — to enforce its ideology, stifle dissent, and prohibit any alternatives. The full-scale legal assault on faith-based schools is merely the latest example of its scorched-earth campaign.My son, a high school senior, plans to matriculate to a well-regarded rabbinical seminary in the fall. But let us imagine that he was so impressed by Baylor University’s NCAA men’s basketball victory that he suddenly changed his plans, wishing...
  • [Jesuit] Head of Elite Catholic School Is Fired Over Sexual Misconduct Charges

    04/14/2021 6:56:43 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 4/12/21 | Liam Stack
    Regis High School, one of the most prominent Catholic schools in the country, said it planned to fire the Jesuit priest who serves as its president after an investigation found he had engaged in sexual misconduct involving several adults, including school employees. The Rev. Daniel Lahart, who has been president of Regis, a prestigious all-boys school in Manhattan, since 2016, has been on administrative leave since late February, the school said in a statement. His firing will be effective April 21, the school said. “The investigation is now coming to a close, and the board of trustees has determined, based...
  • Facebook Locks [Orthodox] Abbot Tryphon (The Morning Offering) Out of His Account

    04/14/2021 6:52:06 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 4/13/21
    Abbot Tryphon, the head of the All-Merciful Savior Monastery on Vashon Island in Washington and the author of the popular “The Morning Offering” blog and podcast, has been locked out of his Facebook account, where he also posted his daily reflections. On April 3, the monastery website reported: “Just a short note here – Abbot Tryphon was temporarily locked out of his Facebook account due to security reasons.” However, yesterday, Fr. Tryphon reported that he was leaving Facebook for alternative social media site MeWe, having been permanently locked out of his Facebook account. His page remains on Facebook and past...
  • Bishop Treanor Urges Politicians to Avoid ‘Damaging Politicisation’ as Unrest Engulfs Belfast

    04/14/2021 6:44:11 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    The Irish Catholic ^ | 4/9/21 | Ruadhán Jones
    The bishop of Down and Connor has urged politicians to be more careful about their language as Belfast has been engulfed in nightly violence for over a week. Bishop Noel Treanor also appealed to young people “to stop engaging in disturbance and violent activity now” after 74 members of the police service were injured. The city has witnessed some of the worst rioting in recent years and last night (April 8) the police used water cannon to disperse young Protestants angry at the decision for the first time in six years. Petrol bombs, fireworks and stones were used to attack...
  • 10 Signs That Major End Times Events Are In Motion Here In 2021

    04/14/2021 5:03:00 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 59 replies
    eotad ^ | 4/13/21 | Michael Snyder
    There is so much confusion out there right now, and my hope is that this article will help to clear things up. Lots of people seem to think that we will soon see a “return to normal” and that good times are just around the corner, but that is not true at all. In fact, I believe that things will become progressively worse in the months ahead. I don’t know if we have ever seen a time when more major end times signs were in the process of being fulfilled, and I expect global events to soon accelerate even more....
  • Birth Pains Headlines

    04/14/2021 9:06:57 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 6 replies
    RR ^ | 4/13/21 | Randy Nettles
    In Matthew 24, Jesus’ disciples asked about his 2nd Coming and the end of the age. “Jesus answered and said to them, ‘Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the...
  • Bad news in Supreme Court’s ruling on behalf of religious liberty: The 5-4 Decision is Not the Only Cause for Concern

    04/14/2021 7:48:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/14/2021 | Michael Brown
    It was good to see the Supreme Court rule yet again in favor of religious liberty in the latest California case to reach the nation’s highest court. Yet the fact that the ruling was only 5-4, not to mention some of the reasoning in the dissenting opinion, gives real cause for concern. This should not have been a close vote at all. Instead, it should have been a slam dunk for religious freedoms. As reported on Forbes, “The Supreme Court ruled by a 5-4 margin late Friday that California's coronavirus-related restrictions on gathering in private homes violated constitutional rights on...
  • Nigeria: Muslims Needed a Mosque. The Catholic Church Built One for Them.

    04/14/2021 7:45:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/14/2021 | Robert Spencer
    Although this happened in Nigeria, it is emblematic of what is happening all over the West today, including in the U.S. Non-Muslims are being generous, welcoming, and kind, without any particular concern for the possibility that not all of the recipients of their largesse might be interested in reciprocating their kindness. Bishop Stephen Mamza of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Yola, is building houses in Yola for people who have lost their homes due to jihad terror activity by the Islamic group Boko Haram, whose official name is People Committed to the Prophet’s Teachings for Proselytizing and Jihad. Since many...
  • Turkey: Assyrian Monk Gets Two Years in a Turkish Prison for Giving a Piece of Bread

    04/13/2021 6:27:23 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 22 replies
    AsiaNews ^ | 4/7/21
    Father Aho will serve 25 months in prison for providing “help to a terrorist organisation”. The clergyman, absent from the courtroom, has always rejected the charges. The trial was held without journalists and public. Anti-Christian repression is growing as evinced by the Assyrian monk’s trial and the fate of Hagia Sophia.Istanbul (AsiaNews) – A Turkish court sentenced Assyrian monk Sefer (Aho) Bileçen to two years and a month in prison after he was convicted of providing “help to a terrorist organisation”. The clergyman found himself up on terrorism charges after he gave a piece of bread to two people who...
  • 13 Reasons Why It’s the Last Hour…: Pt 2

    04/13/2021 2:03:03 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 27 replies
    RR ^ | 4/13/21 | Jonathan Brentner
    Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign Because many believers reject the idea that we live in the last days before the events of the seven-year tribulation sweep over the earth, they fail to identify the many ways that make today radically different than any previous time in history. The purpose of this series is to present evidence of why we live in the last moments of human history as we know it. In part 1, I discussed how the rebirth of Israel is the key to identifying this day as the last moments in human history as we know it. This...
  • 13 Reasons Why It’s the Last Hour …: Pt 1

    04/13/2021 2:02:59 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 14 replies
    RR ^ | 4/9/21 | Jonathan Brentner
    The Rebirth of Israel Opens the Door Most Christians do not believe that we live in the last moments of human history before the events of the tribulation sweep over the earth. The reasons for this vary. Many belong to churches that have long since rejected beliefs in the pretribulation rapture, a seven-year tribulation, and the millennial reign of Jesus. Others remain unaware of how so many signs point to the nearness of Jesus’ appearing, either because their pastors do not teach biblical prophecy or when they do, they dismiss it as something irrelevant to the lives of those listening....
  • California’s Limit on Home Religious Gatherings Too Strict, US Supreme Court Says

    04/12/2021 7:17:35 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    California’s coronavirus restrictions on home-based religious gatherings like Bible studies, worship and prayer meetings were more strict than the constitution allows, the U.S. Supreme Court said in a 5-4 court order late Friday. Citing an appeals court decision in a different case, the unsigned majority’s court order said the state cannot “assume the worst when people go to worship but assume the best when people go to work.” California had said its restrictions on social gatherings was “entirely neutral.” Its current coronavirus mitigation rules have limited indoor social gatherings to no more than three households, and attendees must wear masks...
  • Hundreds of Pastors Defy Vaccine Passports [UK]

    04/12/2021 7:05:52 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 4/9/21 | Jules Gomes
    UK Catholic bishops mute on Boris Johnson's tyrannical threatsLONDON, England (ChurchMilitant.com) - Hundreds of Christian leaders in Britain have signed an open letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson categorically stating they are "wholly opposed" to vaccine passports as a precondition of admitting worshippers to churches. "As Christian leaders we wish to state that we envisage no circumstances in which we could close our doors to those who do not have a vaccine passport, negative test certificate or any other 'proof of health,'" pastors and lay leaders unequivocally declared. "For the Church of Jesus Christ to shut out those deemed by...
  • Another high profile Christian walks away from the faith. What's going on?

    04/12/2021 8:16:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 106 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/12/2021 | Shane Idleman
    A headline this week has many people scratching their head: Former Desiring God writer Paul Maxwell announces he's no longer Christian. How can this happen? Did he lose his salvation? Below is my response about salvation that I’ve shared before. I also just released this short clip that goes into more detail on why Paul Maxwell may have fallen away. A common question for many is, “Can I lose my salvation?” I’ve heard both sides of the argument, and only God truly knows a person’s heart, but I can share a few thoughts. The reason there is a debate is...
  • Stand Up and Speak Out Now

    04/11/2021 4:20:04 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 12 replies
    RR ^ | 4/11/21 | Daymond Duck
    On Apr. 5, 2021, the Harbingers Daily staff posted an interview that Dr. Franklin Graham did with Tony Perkins, Pres. of Family Research Council. The interview was really about a bill in Arkansas to ban gender transition and puberty blockers for minors that Gov. Asa Hutchinson vetoed. Graham said America is in a free fall of moral decline and he does not believe America will turn around, but he does believe the Church can help slow it down. Graham urged pastors and Church members to stand up and speak out. Graham said, “The worst thing that could happen is for...
  • Congregation's Lawsuit Says Gas Pipeline Violates its Religious Freedom

    04/10/2021 6:35:54 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    Angelus News ^ | 4/6/21 | Dennis Sadowski
    The Adorers of the Blood of Christ have returned to court arguing that the existence of a 3-year-old natural gas pipeline through their land in Pennsylvania violates their religious freedom rights guaranteed under a 1993 law. A lawsuit filed by the congregation of women religious in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania is the latest step the order has taken to assert its rights under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, known as RFRA. This time, said Sister Janet McCann, a member of the order's St. Louis-based leadership team, the congregation is seeking a jury trial to...
  • Saudi Arabia Bans People Not ‘Immunized’ Against Coronavirus from Mecca

    04/10/2021 6:31:00 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/6/21 | Gabrielle Reyes
    Only people “immunized” against the Chinese coronavirus will be allowed to perform the Islamic Umrah pilgrimage to Mecca starting next week, the state-run Saudi Press Agency reported on Monday. Only pilgrims who have received two doses of a coronavirus vaccine, received the first dose of a coronavirus vaccine at least 14 days prior to arrival in Mecca, or contracted and recovered from the Chinese coronavirus, are allowed to perform Umrah. The mandate will go into effect on the first day of Ramadan, which is a month-long Islamic fasting holiday starting on April 12 this year. The immunization requirement also applies...
  • Two Churches Vandalized with Satanic Graffiti, Another May Have Been Targeted for Arson

    04/10/2021 6:23:51 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | 3/29/21 | John Paluska
    Churches around the country have been vandalized or possibly targeted for arson in the last couple of weeks. One church in Shreveport, Louisiana was vandalized with a pentagram and the Mark of the Beast on the doors. The person or people responsible are still unknown. The pastor and his wife, however, are wondering why it was their church specifically since their church is one of many doing a lot of outreach in the community. The pastor told ChurchLeaders, "My wife was telling me ‘what’s that on the door?’ and I was like ahh I was focusing on driving and then...
  • Laodicean Apostate Beth Moore Apologizes for Teaching & Promoting Bible Doctrine as she walks away from the Southern Baptist Convention

    04/10/2021 12:35:38 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 17 replies
    nteb ^ | 4/8/21 | Geoffrey Grider
    Beth Moore is in the process of slowly, but quite steadily, sliding down the very slippery slope into full-blown Laodiceanism, not that she was ever all that solid to begin with. Over the years, Beth Moore has defended homosexuality, and claimed direct revelation from God with her ‘vision’ that all the denominations of the Church, including Roman Catholicism. In light of the success Pope Francis has had in launching the One World Religion of Chrislam, she might be onto something. “In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or...
  • Godless America: Anticipating The Antichrist

    04/10/2021 7:54:49 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 47 replies
    PNW ^ | 4/8/21 | Jan Markell
    Oh, how America is preparing for the Antichrist with a Godless mindset. A recent article in the Los Angeles Times and Yahoo News is headlined, "Why America's Record Godlessness is Good News for the Nation." In part it reads, "The secularization of U.S. society--the waning of religious faith, practice and affiliation--is continuing at a dramatic and historically unprecedented pace. While many may consider such a development as a cause for concern, such a worry is not warranted. This increasing godlessness in America is actually a good thing, to be welcomed and embraced." Are you serious? As recently as 1976, nearly...