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  • Hailey Silas: Young Mom Found Dead Under Mysterious Circumstances Days After Being Arrested for Repeatedly Calling 911 and Begging for Help

    10/27/2023 8:41:41 AM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 23 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 10-27-23 | R. Ghosh
    A young mother from Oklahoma was found dead on a barge in the Mississippi River after being arrested a few days earlier for making multiple 911 calls pleading for help. Hailey Silas' body was found around 7 a.m. on a Saturday as the crew of the barge was performing an inspection while navigating the Mississippi River near Shelby Forest in Tennessee, WREG reported. A week earlier, Silas was arrested for making multiple 911 calls from a gas station, requesting cops to provide her with a ride out of the city due to her fear of something. When the police arrived,...

    10/31/2022 5:45:07 AM PDT · by tanstaafl.72555 · 91 replies
    monergism ^ | 1650 | Martin Luther
    I felt that I was a sinner before God with an extremely disturbed conscience. I could not believe that he was placated by my satisfaction. I did not love, yes, I hated the righteous God who punishes sinners, and secretly, if not blasphemously, certainly murmuring greatly, I was angry with God, and said, "As if, indeed, it is not enough, that miserable sinners, eternally lost through original sin, are crushed by every kind of calamity by the law of the decalogue, without having God add pain to pain by the gospel and also by the gospel threatening us with his...
  • What would Martin Luther say to pro-abortion Lutheran pastors?

    07/22/2022 5:11:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 65 replies
    Christian Post ^ | July 7, 2022 | Tom Brock,
    On April 18, 1521, Martin Luther was on trial and said “Here I stand, I can do no other, God help me”. At the risk of his life, he was standing for the truth of Ephesians 2:8-9, that we are saved by God’s grace alone and not by our good works. What would Luther say if he could see today's Protestant churches? I believe he would cry out against “grace abuse.” Grace abuse says “Because we are saved by grace alone, we can live like the devil.” Luther would say that nothing could be further from the truth. Luther would...
  • Jesus Humbled Himself to Mary for Our Example - Satan Said "I Will Not Serve"

    12/05/2021 2:03:14 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 45 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | February 11, 2020 | Timothy Flanders
    How Protestants’ Assault on Mary Dismantled Society Timothy Flanders | February 11, 2020 Since the Fall of Man, men and women have been locked in a contest of power. Instead of the order of humility and charity created by God, Adam and Eve chose pride and rebellion against God and each other. Pride produces a contest of power because pride cannot be satisfied unless it obtains more power by the accomplishment of its own will. This is Satan’s non serviam. Thus, during the period before Christ, the Prophet cries out, O Lord set a Lawgiver over them, that the heathen...
  • Luther's Preface to The Small Catechism

    10/31/2021 11:13:59 AM PDT · by Fester Chugabrew · 28 replies
    Preface to Luther's Small Catechism ^ | 1525 | Dr. Martin Luther
    Martin Luther, to all faithful and godly pastors and preachers: grace, mercy, and peace be yours in Jesus Christ, our Lord. The deplorable, miserable conditions which I recently observed when visiting the parishes have constrained and pressed me to put this catechism of Christian doctrine into this brief, plain, and simple form. How pitiable, so help me God, were the things I saw: the common man, especially in the villages, knows practically nothing of Christian doctrine, and many of the pastors are almost entirely incompetent and unable to teach. Yet all the people are supposed to be Christians, have been...
  • "Eleutherios: Free Indeed!" (Sermon for Reformation Day, on John 8:31-36)

    10/30/2021 7:05:58 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies ^ | October 31, 2021 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Eleutherios: Free Indeed!” (John 8:31-36) Today, October 31, along with millions of other Christians around the world, we are celebrating Reformation Day. Why? What’s so special about this day? Well, 504 years ago today, on October 31, 1517, Dr. Martin Luther posted his Ninety-five Theses against the sale of indulgences on the door of a church in Wittenberg, Germany. And what Luther did that day started the movement known as the Reformation, which corrected many bad practices that crept into the church. Ever since, we observe the last Sunday in October as Reformation Day, and we thank God for using...
  • BBC diversity chief says Idris Elba's TV detective Luther 'isn't black enough to be real' because 'he doesn't have any black friends and doesn't eat any Caribbean food'

    04/14/2021 3:53:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 14, 2021 | Tom Pyman
    The BBC's diversity chief has claimed Idris Elba's TV detective Luther 'isn't black enough to be real' because 'he doesn't have any black friends and doesn't eat any Caribbean food'. Miranda Wayland said the hit crime drama, which won plaudits for having a strong, black lead character, was only superficially diverse and that corporation bosses are now looking to portray minority groups in a more convincing and rounded way. Elba, who first made his name across the Atlantic starring as Stringer Bell in The Wire, cemented his status as a worldwide star by picking up a Golden Globe, among other...
  • Guest Op-Ed: 500th anniversary of the excommunication of arch-heretic, Martin Luther

    01/02/2021 6:05:47 PM PST · by ebb tide · 546 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | December 30, 2020 | Mark Thomas
    Guest Op-Ed: 500th anniversary of the excommunication of arch-heretic, Martin LutherThis Sunday, January 3, 2021, is the 500th anniversary of the excommunication of Martin Luther as a heretic and schismatic – the greatest damage ever done to the Holy Catholic Church. He died unrepentant, without the sacraments and outside the One True Church.Yes, Pope Leo X, who issued the excommunication decree and the previous Exsurge Domine warning (6/15/1520) to Luther, had a mixed record of papal righteousness – but in this event he is nearly unsurpassed and fairly vindicated. In this writer's view, these documents are two of the most...
  • Shelley Luther makes campaign stop in Wichita Falls, speaks at Tea Party meeting (Texas runoff)

    11/09/2020 4:36:11 AM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Texomashomepage ^ | 11/05/20 | Lauren Linville
    WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) - While election season slowly comes to a close, there’s still one race in Texas we won’t know results for until late December. Shelley Luther is up against current House District 68 Representative Drew Springer for Texas Senate in District 30. Luther gained national attention when she was jailed after opening her Dallas salon amid COVID-19 restrictions. She visited Wichita Falls on Nov. 5, addressing voters at a Tea Party meeting. The former teacher wants Wichita County residents to know she’s not a politician. “What I say I mean, and when I look people in the eye,...
  • Why Luther?

    10/31/2020 5:28:58 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 149 replies
    Ligonier ^ | 10/30/2020 | Gene Edward Veith
    istory is the account of vast social movements and cultural changes. To be sure, individuals play their part. But they are usually understood to be products of their times. The Reformation, though, whose five-hundredth anniversary we observe this year and whose impact on not only the church but the world has been monumental, was largely precipitated by one man: Martin Luther. Yes, vast social movements and cultural changes were at work in sixteenth-century Europe. But Luther caused many of them, such as the educational explosion that would lead to universal literacy, the rise of the middle class, and eventually democratic...
  • Luther and Africa

    09/28/2020 1:31:24 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 11 replies
    Patheos.Com ^ | 9/3/2020 | GENE VEITH
    Wheaton theology professor Jennifer Powell McNutt, in her article An Unsung Inspiration for the Protestant Reformation: the Ethiopian Church, recounts how the Reformation–far from being an exercise in individualism–saw itself in the context of the historical church and global Christianity.  The Reformers looked to the Orthodox churches of the East and of Africa as providing a precedent for many of their reforms. When Rome insisted that there can be no church without a Pope, the Reformers pointed to the Orthodox churches, which have no Pope and whose practices pre-date those of Medieval Catholicism.  Those churches do not emphasize Purgatory and do not...
  • Salon Owner Shelley Luther Announces Run For Texas Senate Seat

    08/24/2020 11:12:12 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | August 22, 2020 | Catherine Marfin
    NBC 5 Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther, who made national headlines by reopening her shop during the pandemic in defiance of business closure orders by Gov. Greg Abbott, announced Saturday that she is running for Texas Senate District 30. Luther’s announcement comes after Republican activists elected Pat Fallon to replace Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe as the GOP nominee for Texas’ congressional District 4. If Fallon wins, as is widely expected, he would be ineligible to be a state senator once sworn into Congress, creating an opening for the seat in Austin.
  • Dallas salon owner backs Michigan barber who had license suspended, calls Gov. Whitmer ‘tyrant’ (Shelley Luther)

    05/22/2020 8:21:05 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/20/2020 | Stephen Sorace
    A Dallas salon owner – who was jailed for opening her shop during the coronavirus outbreak – called Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer a “tyrant” after traveling to the state in support of a barber who had his license suspended for defying “stay-at-home” orders. Shelley Luther arrived in Owosso, Mich., on Monday to back 77-year-old Karl Manke, who has attracted national attention as a symbol of resistance after reopening his barbershop despite Whitmer’s shutdown to curb the spread of COVID-19. Manke and Luther struck back at Whitmer during a press conference, calling on small business owners across the state to reopen....
  • Shelley Luther Says She Wants To Spread GoFundMe Money, Help 2 Laredo Women Arrested For Opening Beauty Services

    05/09/2020 6:42:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    See BS local ^ | 5/08/20
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - After Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was released from jail Thursday afternoon, the question remained about what she would do with the $500,000 that a GoFundMe page raised for her since the situation began two weeks ago. **SNIP** Throughout her fight, supporters have been donating to a GoFundMe page that was set up for her. It eventually met its goal of $500,000. Now, Luther says she wants to spread that wealth to those who need it. After using some of that money to help pay her legal fees and mortgage, she says she has other plans in...
  • Better to die on your feet, than live on your knees. ~ Emiliano Zapata

    05/07/2020 5:21:37 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 18 replies
    Texas State University Newsroom ^ | 17 September 2018 | Sandy Pantlik
    “It’s better to die on your feet than live on your knees!”Emiliano Zapata was a leading figure in the Mexican Revolution. As a revolutionary, he commanded the Liberation Army of the South, an important brigade on a mission to force the Mexican government to return lands taken by the elite ruling class to local peoples. Zapata was known as an unrepentant champion of equality for the poor. His famous quote, “It’s better to die on your feet than live on your knees,” provides modern day scholars a view of his resolve for a cause that remains relevant in political debates....
  • Dan Crenshaw reacts to jailing of salon owner, says some leaders ‘drunk with power’

    05/06/2020 8:21:13 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/6/2020 | Dom Calicchio
    Tuesday’s jailing of a hair salon owner in Texas for defying a coronavirus shutdown order just doesn’t cut it, U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw wrote Tuesday. In fact, the punishment dished out to Dallas business owner Shelley Luther was another example of public officials overstepping their authority during the crisis, the congressman wrote on Twitter.“These punishments are NOT just,” Crenshaw wrote. “They are not reasonable. Small-minded ‘leaders’ across the country have become drunk with power. This must end.”GOVERNMENT GONE TOO FAR? STATES REBUKED FOR CORONAVIRUS LCOKDOWN MEASURES
  • Martin Luther on the Coronavirus

    03/09/2020 8:33:15 AM PDT · by lightman · 41 replies
    Patheos ^ | 31 January A.D. 2020 | Gene Veith
    The World Health Organization has taken the rare step of declaring the coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency. The fast-spreading virus that originated in China has flu-like symptoms, but 20% of the cases develop into serious and potentially life-threatening conditions, such as pneumonia and respiratory failure. Though the mortality rate is not high–so far, 171 people in China have died, out of some 8,000 cases–the prospect of a pandemic has shaken the stock market, shut down a great deal of international travel, and imposed severe restrictions in China and other countries. Medical professionals around the world are making plans for...
  • NAME CHANGE: How 'Michael' King Jr. became Martin Luther King Jr.

    01/18/2020 12:12:47 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan 2019 | DeNeen Brown
    Martin Luther King Jr. was born Jan.15, 1929. But the name on his original birth certificate — filed April 12, 1934, five years after King was born — was not Martin. Nor was it Luther. In fact, for the first years of his life, he was Michael King. And it wasn’t until he was 28 that, on July 23, 1957, his birth certificate was revised. The name Michael was crossed out, next to which someone printed carefully in black ink: “Martin Luther, Jr.” The story of how Michael became Martin began in 1934 when King’s father, who then was known...
  • The greater the sinner, the greater God’s love, pope says

    01/16/2020 8:12:09 PM PST · by ebb tide · 37 replies
    Crux ^ | January 16, 2020 | Junno Arocho Esteves
    The greater the sinner, the greater God’s love, pope says ROME - God shows the greatest love and compassion for the greatest sinners, Pope Francis said.The Lord “has come precisely for us sinners and the greater the sinner you are, the closer the Lord is to you because he has come for you, the greatest sinner; for me, the greatest sinner; for all of us,” the pope said in his homily Jan. 16 at morning Mass in the Domus Sanctae Marthae.The pope reflected on the day’s Gospel reading from St. Mark, in which Jesus takes pity on and heals a...
  • Idris Elba ‘honoured’ to have new species of broccoli parasite named after him

    01/11/2020 5:21:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    The insect was detected in Guanajuato, Mexico, where it was found to parasitise the eggs of an invasive stink bug.When people think of Idris Elba they think of Luther, The Wire, or even his DJ sets – what does not spring to mind is a wasp. But scientists have named a newly discovered wasp species after the British actor and musician. The insect was detected in Guanajuato, Mexico, where it was found to parasitise the eggs of an invasive stink bug, the bagrada bug, which is a major pest of cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage and broccoli. The genus Idris...