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  • 'Evil will not prevail!' Joel Osteen says he's 'devastated' by shooting at his 16,800-seat Houston megachurch that saw female shooter killed and five-year-old boy critically injured - as cops raid house connected to suspect

    02/12/2024 3:46:11 AM PST · by Morgana · 31 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | February 12, 2024 | Stephen M. Lepore
    Celebrity pastor Joel Osteen has said he's 'devastated' by the shooting at his Houston megachurch after two off-duty cops killed the shooter. Two other people were shot and injured, including a five-year-old boy who was hospitalized in critical condition. Osteen wrote on X that his 'community is devastated by today's events and grateful for the swift actions of law enforcement.' 'In the face of such darkness, we must hold onto our faith and remember that evil will not prevail,' he added. 'God will guide us through the darkest of times. Together, we will rise above this tragedy and stand firm...
  • EXCLUSIVEMormon church couldn't care less about sex abuse victims, claims son of pedophile bishop who was 'shielded' by religious leader now charged with covering up crimes

    02/11/2024 7:55:35 AM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | February 11, 2024 | Miles Dilworth
    Matthew Gooden had not been born when his father, Shawn, began sexually assaulting two young relatives, aged eight and nine. Matthew spent the first twenty years of his life blissfully unaware of the harrowing truth, leading what he thought was a normal upbringing in the Mormon church, in which his father had risen to the rank of bishop. It was not until Gooden's arrest in September 2022 that he was exposed as the monster he was. But to his son's horror, it transpired that church leaders had known of the abuse allegations almost two years earlier, but 'kept it secret'...
  • ‘Heavy Metal Church’ SADLY Announces Two New Church Plants, Expansion of Ministry

    02/02/2024 7:31:17 AM PST · by Morgana · 49 replies
    Protestia ^ | February 2, 2024 | staff
    In the summer of 2011, Senior Pastor and Founder Brian Smith launched the First Heavy Metal Church of Christ. Branded with hard rock and metal messaging and ethos, it’s clear he’s targeting a very particular audience: According to the church website, “(We are a) bible-based church for those that would probably never step foot into a traditional church building because of snooty self-righteous, judgmental, legalistic so-called “Christians”… You know, the kind that tells you that you will go to Hell for drinking a beer, but yet Jesus turned water into wine! The kind that tells you that you will burn...
  • United Church of Christ lost over 286K members, 550 churches in last decade: report

    02/02/2024 7:04:43 AM PST · by Morgana · 29 replies
    Christian Post ^ | February 2, 2024 | Michael Gryboski
    The United Church of Christ declined by over 286,000 members from 2012 to 2022, according to recently released statistics on the theologically liberal mainline Protestant denomination. A recent report by the UCC Center for Analytics, Research & Development and Data found that, from 2012 to 2022, the denomination experienced a net loss of 286,610 members and 551 congregations. Additionally, from 2020 to 2022, the UCC went from having 4,794 congregations to 4,603 congregations, with membership dropping from approximately 773,000 to approximately 712,000. The 2022 membership numbers also represented a sharp decline from 1960, when the denomination reported approximately 2.24 million...
  • What are the beliefs of oneness Pentecostals? {Discussion on the non-Trinitarian Modalist group}

    01/16/2024 7:54:02 AM PST · by Cronos · 19 replies
    Got Questions ^ | 23 Feb 2022
    The "Jesus Only" movement, also known as Oneness Pentecostalism or oneness theology, teaches that there is only one God, but denies the tri-unity of God. In other words, oneness theology does not recognize the distinct persons of the Godhead: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It has various forms / modes / manifestations—some see Jesus Christ as the one God, who sometimes manifests Himself as the Father or the Holy Spirit. The core doctrine of Oneness Pentecostal / Jesus Only is that Jesus is the Father and Jesus is the Spirit. There is one God who reveals Himself in different "modes."...
  • Joshua Aaron mix

    01/12/2024 12:56:30 AM PST · by Cowgirl · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2017-2023 | Joshua Aaron
  • Utah is no longer majority Mormon, new research says

    01/01/2024 7:25:54 PM PST · by Morgana · 34 replies
    ABC 4 ^ | December 29, 2023 | Jonathon Sharp
    SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) — Since Utah became a state in the late 1800s, most of its residents have been members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But according to a new study, Utah isn’t majority Mormon anymore. A paper published this month in the Journal of Religion and Demography estimates that the percentage of Utahns who identify as members of the LDS church, otherwise known as Mormons, is about 42%. That’s markedly lower than previous media reports citing the church’s numbers, which put the percentage of Mormons in Utah at around 60% as recently as 2020....
  • Church of God suspends pastor charged with possessing over 100 images of child sexual abuse

    12/31/2023 4:42:54 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | December 31, 2023 | Anugrah Kumar
    The Tennessee Church of God has suspended Rick Sentell, a senior pastor at a church in Cleveland, following his indictment by a Bradley County Grand Jury on charges of possessing over 100 images of child sexual abuse on his laptop. T. Wayne Dority, the Administrative Bishop of the Tennessee Church of God, confirmed the suspension to News Channel 9, which quoted Dority as saying that the church was informed about Sentell’s indictment last week. Sentell, who served at the now-inactive Cornerstone Church of God in Cleveland, Tennessee, has been suspended from all ministerial activities in line with Church of God...
  • Being Christian Is Becoming Illegal in the UK

    12/18/2023 9:05:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/18/2023 | David Strom
    Several stories have been published about people getting arrested for publicly praying in the UK. Actually, that’s not quite right because some forms of prayer are more equal than others. If you are a Muslim, you are perfectly fine praying, or for that matter, calling for the murder of Jews and the elimination of Israel as a state. So, more appropriately, I should say that praying as a Christian is becoming illegal in Great Britain. Praying for the spread of Sharia law is just fine and dandy.But according to @metpoliceuk, this is just fine.— Annette Jals (@AMJalsevac) December 18,...
  • Merry Christmas FREEPERS!

    12/18/2023 7:45:03 PM PST · by freepersup · 38 replies
    THEE GOD ALMIGHTY ^ | 12-25-0000 (12/18/23) | freepersup (Actually, The BIG Guy Upstairs)
    Tiny human here on one-of-a-kind earth, seeking comment on the birth of Jesus, and goodwill towards men. Fah la la la la, la la, la la...
  • Ex-Mormon who was RAPED the first time she got drunk reveals her family PUNISHED her for the assault, telling her she had 'sinned' and needed to 'repent' because she was no longer 'pure'

    12/11/2023 10:56:17 AM PST · by Morgana · 70 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | December 10, 2023 | Raven Saunt
    A Mormon woman who was raped has revealed how her family blamed her for the attack and punished her for 'sinning.' Kristjana Hillberg, whose family practiced mainstream Mormonism, appeared on a recent episode of the Cults To Consciousness podcast to discuss her harrowing ordeal. The now 33-year-old laid bare the details of a sexual assault that left 'blood everywhere' and revealed how it made her mom 'sick.' She was forced to 'repent' her sins to the bishop in the aftermath and she was eventually disfellowshipped from the religion. Kristjana began by telling host Shelise Ann Sola what it was like...
  • ‘A Man of God’- Transformation Church Pastor Praises Faith of Bible-Denying, Hell-Denying, Trinity-Denying, Universalist, Unitarian Bishop Carlton Pearson at ‘Celebration of Life’ Service

    12/02/2023 10:40:54 AM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Protestia ^ | December 2, 2023 | staff
    Transformation Church in Tulsa, OK, hosted a celebration of life for the pro-choice, pro-LGBTQ, hell-denying, Trinity-denying,Universality, Unitarian Bishop Carlton Pearson on Friday, with lead pastor Michael Todd praising him as a “man of God” who faithfully lived out the gospel message. The event drew thousands, with several dignitaries and preachers honoring Pearson for his great faith and love for the Lord, interwoven with music and praise breaks. Todd introduced the event by explaining: This is a celebration of life. We are going to celebrate the life of Carlton D’Metrius Pearson… (this) man of God that we are celebrating today held...
  • Mormon leaders accused of 'covering up' a decades-long 'epidemic' of sexual abuse and INCEST that rivals scandals in Catholic church: Victims say perpetrators are protected - but the abused are forced to forgive their attackers

    11/19/2023 8:10:33 AM PST · by Morgana · 47 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | November 18, 2023 | Miles Dilworth
    Mormon leaders are 'covering up' an 'epidemic' of sexual abuse that rivals scandals exposed within the Catholic church, victims have alleged to The Utah-based religion has repeatedly protected perpetrators and punished those who speak out in a bid to protect its reputation 'at all costs', it is claimed. Victims believe abuse is 'rampant', with Mormon families said to be suffering 'extremely high rates of incest'. Young girls subjected to horrific abuse say they are told to 'forgive' their assailants and discouraged from reporting it to the police. The Mormon church has been embroiled in several high profile cases in...
  • Man who was raised in Warren Jeffs' polygamous Mormon CULT with 28 SIBLINGS details his desperate escape from the sect - where women were treated like 'slaves' and members were forced into sex as minors

    11/12/2023 10:02:03 PM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | November 12, 2023 | Raven Saunt
    A man has revealed how he escaped a polygamous Mormon cult before its former leader was sentenced to life behind bars for child sex offences. Ben, based in Utah, appeared on a recent episode of the Cults to Consciousness podcast to share what it was like growing up in the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints Church (FLDS) with two moms, who were sisters, and 28 siblings. FLDS was a break away group which branched off from the original Mormon church when the mainstream religion ceased practicing polygamy. Ben laid bare the strict rules that were imposed by former self-appointed leader Warren...
  • 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...
  • Canadian Church Puts Out Video Skit of God Dressed in Drag Answering Prayers

    10/20/2023 2:27:40 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Disntr ^ | February 9, 2022 | staff
    The most dishonorable thing you can do to God is to blaspheme Him by depicting Him as something He hates. God has made it clear that He is to be honored and worshiped rightly and in truth. Despite this, those false churches masquerading as the “tolerant” and “inclusive” continue to store up wrath for themselves on the day of judgment. A Canadian Church called St. Mary’s Road United Church in Manitoba recently put out a video that contained a skit of one of the performers dressed in drag and playing the part of God answering telephone prayers. “Hello my child,...
  • Man who was raised in an incestuous Mormon CULT opens up about the horrors that he was subjected to under the terrorizing rule of his abusive father and 'leader' - who fathered 163 CHILDREN with 14 WOMEN

    10/15/2023 9:03:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | October 15, 2023 | Emily Lefroy
    A man who grew up in an incestuous, polygamist, Mormon cult with 14 mothers and 163 siblings has opened up about the horrors that he was subjected to by its abusive leader. Val Snow, 35, grew up in Utah in a strict Mormon community called the Kingston Group - officially known as the Davis County Cooperative Society and internally as The Order. The Order is a cult that was started during the Great Depression which promotes polygamy and incest to keep bloodlines 'pure.' Val is the oldest of 12 children that his mother gave birth to in the cult, and...
  • Ohio “Pastor” Does TV Commercial Twisting Scripture to Support Pro-Abortion Constitutional Amendment

    10/11/2023 11:22:00 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Disntr ^ | October 8, 2023 | staff
    In the land of make-believe—otherwise known as Columbus, Ohio—a man by the name of Tim Ahrens plays dress-up as a pastor. The setting? The First Congregational Church, a stage in the theatrical United Church of Christ, a denomination better known for its creative interpretations of the Bible than any semblance of orthodoxy. Ahrens has now brought his act to a new low by starring as the lead in a pro-abortion commercial. Donning his pastoral costume, he mutters about the sanctity of family decisions, as if abortion were akin to choosing between meatloaf and spaghetti for dinner. It’s hard to fathom...
  • Texas Church Holds Blessing Service for Drag Queens, Prayers of Repentance and Pledges of Allyship

    09/22/2023 2:22:14 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    Disntr ^ | September 22, 2023 | staff
    We’ve reported in the past, numerous times, about cHurChEs being coopted by the LGBTQ mafia and turned into grinding hubs for drag queens. The phenomenon isn’t unexpected as historically, these perverts have always been pervasive in society. But what is stunning about it is that these places of odd sex worship continue to call themselves churches. Cathedral of Hope Church in Dallas, Texas recently held a “Drag Sunday” LGBTQ church service to bless the Satanic Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Drag Queens. The ritual was replete with prayers of repentance toward these sanity sell-outs, as well as pledges of allyship. Weird,...
  • Woke Church’s Storytime About Noah and the Flood Is About As Bad As You’d Expect

    09/15/2023 8:09:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Protestia ^ | September 15, 2023 | staff
    During a recent service Interfaith Pride Celebration, which included congregants and ‘pastors’ from other nearby UCC churches and they still couldn’t fill the room, the Rev Bailey led the church through a read-and-response call to worship, which had the bastardized phrase “We praise God, for we are queer-fully and wonderfully made.” She also laments that the church condemns trans and ‘2-spirited’ identities and then recounts the story of Noah and the flood to some children who hadn’t heard it before, and her version is about as bad as one could expect. TWO VIDEOS ON LINK