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  • LA Times Blames Seven COVID Deaths On Small Maine Wedding That Victims Did Not Attend

    11/13/2020 8:49:47 AM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    The Federalist ^ | NOVEMBER 13, 2020 | Jordan Davidson
    The Los Angeles Times featured a story on Thursday about a wedding in Maine, which the CDC believes “likely” caused a COVID-19 outbreak, to argue that people should reconsider their small holiday gatherings. “If you want to know why public health officials are so nervous about how much worse the COVID-19 pandemic will get as the holiday season unfolds, consider what happened after a single, smallish wedding reception that took place this summer in rural Maine,” the article states. The LA Times claims that while only 55 people were actually at the reception, one guest reportedly spread the virus before...
  • California pastor explains Trump vote with 'clear conscience'

    10/31/2020 1:43:11 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 31 2020 | Caleb Parke
    The leader of an influential California megachurch says he's voting for President Trump with "confidence" after comparing his accomplishments to Joe Biden's nearly half-century-long voting record. Bill Johnson, a fifth-generation pastor and senior leader of Bethel Church in Redding, located in the northern part of the Golden State, shared his reasoning in an op-ed for The Christian Post, saying the mainstream media has falsely portrayed the president as a "racist, misogynist, and xenophobe." The "Born for Significance" author said it's surprising to many that Trump has "undeniably accomplished — or attempted to accomplish — a majority of his main campaign...
  • Prayer Request for Pastor Michael Hoggard, host of the online show "The Talk Show That Hell Hates"

    10/07/2020 11:40:45 AM PDT · by Norski · 17 replies
    Don't know if posting this properly. Pastor Mike Hoggard, Bethel Baptist Church, Festus, MO, is the online host of the youtube/livestream "The Talk Show Hell Hates" and is presently in the hospital intubated with double pneumonia as a result of covid. His show and work are part of the reason for family members saved. Noted that many church members and pastors seem to be infected at this time - same time as President Trump. Need to keep godly pastors alive. This tiny church has a large online presence, with two radio stations in Kenya, wells dug, food distributed, orphans adopted,...
  • How involved should the lead pastor be in selecting worship songs? Are the songs being sang in your church doctrinally sound

    09/27/2020 2:39:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/27/2020 | Sam Rainer
    A church with one service a week will likely sing over 200 songs in a year. Our church has five services in two languages at two sites on Sunday. We also have Wednesday night programming. Throw in the student service and children’s ministry, and we probably sing close to 2,000 songs in a year (obviously some are sung more than once).Songs elicit emotion. That’s how the art form works. Worship is no exception. Most have a favorite worship song. Most will have a few worship songs they don’t like. One song can mean something different to two people standing next...
  • California Church Defies Gov Newsom’s Order to Remain Closed, Backs ‘Recall’ Effort

    08/05/2020 6:29:33 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 8/3/20 | Staff
    'Satan doesn’t want people to know Christ,' Gina Gleason, Calvary Chapel’s public policy director told LifeSiteCHINO HILLS, California, August 3, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Southern California may be the last place someone would expect to find God-fearing, Christian Americans fighting to preserve the constitutional right to religious liberty. But that’s exactly what LifeSite correspondent Jim Hale discovered when he traveled to Chino Hills, California last week. A month ago, Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom issued a dictatorial measure that essentially forced churches in the state to shut down altogether. But Calvary Chapel Chino Hills refused to obey and kept its doors open....
  • Local church has 4 fires since March

    07/22/2020 5:36:40 PM PDT · by \/\/ayne · 10 replies
    KGUN9 On Your Side News ^ | Jul 19, 2020 | Shawndrea Thomas
    TUCSON, Ariz. — A local pastor says his church has had four fires since March, and he wants to know who’s responsible and why. KGUN9 checked in with the church and pastor to find out about the latest incident and what the church is planning to do next. We first met Pastor Gene Chewning at the Living Word Church at 3602 South 12th Avenue in March of this year, the church is known as a multi-denominational church in the neighborhood.--------------snip-------------Here’s a breakdown of the dates, the first fire was on March 3rd , the second set on April 17th the...
  • New York pastor responds after church is targeted by BLM protesters for gun-giveaway, divisive comments (AR-15 give-away)

    07/20/2020 12:27:19 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 20 2020 | Caleb Parke
    Police responded to a Christian congregation in upstate New York after Black Lives Matter protesters assaulted worshippers at the entrance of a church that was giving away two AR-15 rifles. In a video that went viral on Facebook, protesters can be seen screaming at a woman holding a child and two others in tow as a man is pulled aside and punched repeatedly outside Grace Baptist Church in late June. "Your church is going up in flames tonight," a protester can be heard yelling off-camera, the Times-Union, a local paper reported. Police say no arrests have been made.
  • Virginia church pastor was target of stabbing attack that left 4 wounded: reports

    07/19/2020 1:01:29 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 18 2020 | Dom Calicchio
    At least four people, including a local police chief, were wounded in Virginia on Friday when a knife-wielding suspect allegedly tried to attack a church pastor during a Bible study class. The incident happened around 3 p.m. at Grace Covenant Church in Chantilly, Fairfax County, FOX 5 of Washington, D.C., reported. The pastor and a church member were later treated for non-life-threatening injuries, while another church member was only slightly injured, the report said.
  • A Never Trumper Pastor endorses the President

    07/15/2020 8:40:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/15/2020 | John B. Carpenter
    In 2016, I signed the “Never Trump” pledge and did my part, as a “keyboard warrior,” especially on the Facebook posts of The Christian Post, to persuade fellow Christians not to support Donald Trump. I have a Ph.D. in church history studying the Puritans and am the pastor of a Reformed church and Mr. Trump struck me as a decline from the kinds of leaders Puritans would expect. Many CP readers may remember my incessant campaigning against Trump four years ago. I argued that he had a checkered past, that he was unlikely to support the causes which Christians should...
  • Pastor slams CNN, Don Lemon for claiming Jesus wasn’t perfect: ‘Uncontested champions of Fake News’

    07/12/2020 4:33:25 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07.12.2020 | Caleb Parke
    CNN anchor Don Lemon made the claim that Jesus Christ was "not perfect," which Pastor Robert Jeffress said "makes him and his network the uncontested champions of Fake News." "Jesus Christ, if that's who you believe in, Jesus Christ, admittedly was not perfect when he was here on this earth," Lemon told his colleague Chris Cuomo during "CNN Tonight with Don Lemon" on Monday. "So why are we deifying the founders of this country, many of whom owned slaves?" "Our founding fathers, like all of us, were imperfect human beings," Jeffress added, "but Jesus Christ was different than any...
  • Mississippi pastor says he was kicked out of church for saying ‘black lives matter’

    06/26/2020 8:07:22 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 26 2020 | Caleb Parke
    A Columbus, Miss., pastor, who is white, was allegedly given the boot by his former church for supporting protests and the idea that "black lives matter" after George Floyd's police-related death, The Christian Post reports. After three and a half years leading The Heights Church, Bishop Scott Volland and his wife, Debra, were voted out by the church's board on June 18 because of differing views on addressing racial issues. "Whether it is saying that 'black lives matter' (as a human fact), or in speaking out to remove racially offensive/insensitive monuments or politicians, I have been informed that my 'agenda...
  • Black pastor arrested after calling cops on white ‘mob’ threatening to kill him

    06/15/2020 5:11:21 PM PDT · by \/\/ayne · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 15, 2020 | Lee Brown
    A Virginia sheriff has apologized to a black pastor who was arrested for pulling a gun on a group of white neighbors as they allegedly assaulted and threatened to kill him. Pastor Leon McCray, 61, told his congregation that he was surrounded by a “mob” of five “irate” people who attacked him “verbally and physically” after he stopped them dumping a refrigerator on his property in Edinburg. The group was “threatening my life,” he said during a sermon at his Lighthouse Church & Marketplace Ministries International — claiming they also told him, “Black lives don’t matter.” “Being threatened and fearing...
  • City of Birmingham Boots Church Because Pastor 'Liked' a Tweet About Obama's Coronavirus Hypocrisy

    06/12/2020 6:22:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/12/2020 | Tyler O' Neill
    A church that served the local community for years found its lease canceled this week. Had the pastor been accused of sexually assaulting someone or embezzling funds? Had the church preached a message of true hate or intolerance? No, the city revoked the church’s lease because the pastor had committed the heinous sin of “liking” tweets exposing Democrat hypocrisy. Among others, he had “liked” a tweet daring to criticize His Holiness Barack Obama for golfing when his wife, Michelle, urged members of the black community to stay home to stop the spread of the coronavirus (yes, this happened). There was...
  • Wuhan pastor interrogated by Chicom Police after Zoom evangelism event: 'I will only live for Christ'

    05/25/2020 8:25:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/25/2020 | Anugrah Kumar
    A local pastor in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the origin of the novel coronavirus, was taken away by police for interrogation while he was leading an online meeting of Christians on evangelism and church planting, according to the Chinese Christian Fellowship of Righteousness. The Zoom meeting, “Proclaim Jesus Gospel Gathering,” was underway when the police in Hubei province’s Wuhan city came over, looked for evangelism materials or publications, and took away the pastor, identified only as Luo, from Nanjing Road Church, the U.S.-based Christian persecution watchdog International Christian Concern learned from the Chinese Christian Fellowship of Righteousness, which speaks...
  • Chinese pastor who refused to join communist controlled church arrested for 'subversion'

    04/30/2020 7:19:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/30/2020 | By Leah MarieAnn Klett
    A house church pastor in China’s Hunan province has been arrested for “inciting subversion of state power” after he refused to join the ruling Chinese Communist Party's Three-Self Patriotic Association. Radio Free Asia reports that pastor Zhao Huaiguo, the founder of Bethel Church, was arrested on April 2 in China’s Hunan province, after being criminally detained since March 14 for inciting subversion of state power. His whereabouts are unknown. His wife, Zhang Xinghong, told the outlet that after her husband was criminally detained, the state security personnel told her that the reason for his arrest was due to his re-posting...
  • The Underground Church: A Chinese pastor’s advice to the American church

    04/25/2020 7:44:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/25/2020 | G. Shane Morris
    Rev. Bob Fu, founder of China Aid, speaks at a House Foreign Affairs' subcommittee hearing on the increasing persecution in China in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 27, 2018. | The Christian PostBob Fu is sometimes affectionately called the pastor of China’s underground railroad. He’s the founder and president of ChinaAid, an international human rights organization dedicated to exposing religious persecution by the Communist Party in China and to promoting religious freedom for all in that country. He is also this year’s William Wilberforce Award winner.He recently talked with Shane Morris about his life and his work, as well as some...
  • CNN’s Lemon Slams Pastor Killed By Virus: 'Let that Be a Lesson' to Faithful

    04/16/2020 8:54:20 AM PDT · by Morgana · 41 replies
    mrcNewsbusters ^ | April 16, 2020 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    CNN Tonight host Don Lemon showed off how bitter and heartless he could be during Wednesday’s handoff from PrimeTime host Chris Cuomo. The same day The Washington Post disgustingly mocked the death of a Virginia pastor due to the coronavirus, Lemon decided he needed to get his kicks in as well. According to Lemon, his death should be a “lesson” for those who believed “God is larger than this dreaded virus,” as the pastor said. Shortly before to the handoff, Cuomo had interviewed Bishop Gerald Glenn’s daughter, Mar-Gerie Crawley to see what kind of man he was and to set...
  • Video: A Conservative Christian Pastor Announces Massive Outdoor Easter Service ‘Like Woodstock’ After Florida Pastor Arrested

    04/01/2020 11:09:14 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 41 replies
    Conservative US ^ | 04.01.2020 | Natalie D.
    The pastor of a Tampa megachurch is facing charges after refusing to close its doors despite a “safer at home” order in effect in Hillsborough County, meant to stop the spread of COVID-19. The sheriff says up to 500 people were in attendance at Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne’s Sunday services. Howard-Browne, 58, turned himself in Monday afternoon after Sheriff Chad Chronister and State Attorney Andrew Warren on Monday announced an arrest warrant had been issued for charges of unlawful assembly and violating public health emergency rules of isolation and quarantine. Howard-Browne was released 40 minutes later after posting a $500 bond....
  • Pastor Who Prophesized 4 Years Ago About Kanye West’s Christian Conversion Makes Prediction About President Trump’s Chances Of Re-election

    02/13/2020 2:08:36 PM PST · by Red Badger · 149 replies ^ | Feb 12, 2020 | Staff
    President Trump’s popularity with Christians in America is off the charts. In addition to his unyeilding support for Israel, he is the most pro-life president in the history of the United States. Pastors and priests from a variety of churches across America have praised Trump for his courage to stand up for Christianity in the face of criticism and hatred from the left. Shawn Bolz, a prominent pastor in Los Angeles who has prophesied about many things from Kanye West to President Trump, told Fox News his number one mission is to make hearing from God normal for everyone. ======================================================================...
  • Senior pastor of Grace Assembly of God church tests positive for COVID-19 (Singapore)

    02/13/2020 2:56:49 PM PST · by aimhigh · 12 replies
    CNA ^ | 02/13/2020 | CNA
    A senior pastor of the Grace Assembly of God church is among those from the church who have tested positive for the coronavirus. In a letter on Thursday (Feb 13) to members of the church, Pastor Wilson Teo told members of the congregation that he has been warded in the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) since Feb 11. Seven confirmed coronavirus cases are linked to cluster associated with the church. The first two cases were announced on Wednesday, while the other five were announced on Thursday. At least three of them work at the church, which has a branch...