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  • Christians in Afghanistan Are Now Most Persecuted

    01/19/2022 10:09:20 AM PST · by alphabeta · 5 replies
    Open Doors ^ | 1/2022 | Open Doors
    For the last 20 years, North Korea has ranked No. 1. This year, a new country has taken the No. 1 position as the world's worst enemy of faith.
  • California Settles Suit Over Aztec Prayer In Ethnic Studies Curriculum

    01/18/2022 6:10:54 PM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Religion Clause ^ | 1/17/22 | Howard Friedman
    A Settlement Agreement (full text) was reached last week (Jan. 13) with the California Department of Education in a suit that had been filed (see prior posting) challenging a prayer to Aztec gods that was in included in the state's Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum. According to an announcement of the agreement by the Thomas More Society: As a result of the settlement, that the California Department of Education will promptly remove prayers (also labeled as chants or affirmations) from the Aztec and Yoruba (or Ashe) religions from the state-approved curriculum and will issue a public notice of such to all...
  • Legoyda: School Lessons on the Value of Human Life Before Birth – Handle With Care [Russia]

    01/18/2022 6:00:04 PM PST · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    "A proposal to introduce school lessons on 'the value of human life before birth' is a step in the right direction, but at the same time, this idea requires serious study,” said Vladimir Legoyda, Head of the Synodal Department for the Russian Orthodox Church’s Relations with Society and Mass Media, on his Telegram Channel on Friday, January 14. A suggestion to introduce school lessons on "the value of human life before birth" was put forward by Maria Studenikina, the director of the "House for Mom", run by ​​the Orthodox church charity "Miloserdie" (Mercy) service. The initiative is aimed at reducing...
  • Democratic NJ governor signs unlimited abortion into law, says he cannot ‘deny services’ as a Catholic

    01/18/2022 4:20:58 PM PST · by ebb tide · 39 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 17, 2022 | Calvin Freiburger
    Democratic NJ governor signs unlimited abortion into law, says he cannot ‘deny services’ as a Catholic‘I have leaned on my faith to inform and enhance many of my most deeply held values,’ claimed Murphy, who recently signed a bill codifying a ‘fundamental right’ to abortion. Mon Jan 17, 2022 - 3:53 pm ESTMon Jan 17, 2022 - 4:11 pm EST TRENTON (LifeSiteNews) – New Jersey Democrat Gov. Phil Murphy claims his decision to sign a law codifying a “fundamental right” to abortion does not compromise his professed Catholic identity, despite the Church’s unambiguous teachings against the shedding of innocent blood...
  • Flash Points 2022: Israel

    01/17/2022 2:56:19 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 2 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 1/16/22 | Matt Ward
    In the last article, I discussed the impacts Covid-19 may potentially have on all our lives in 2022. In this article, I want to look at one of the main potential geopolitical flashpoints of 2022: Israel and Iran. The Israel–Iran issue has been largely out of our news feeds during the past twelve months, yet the drumbeat of war between Israel and Iran has not calmed in 2021; it is just that the rest of us have been very much distracted by Covid-19. With each passing month, Israel’s growing need to defend itself against what it perceives to be an...
  • The End of Freedom

    01/17/2022 2:44:19 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 15 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 1/16/22 | Daymond Duck
    Rev. 13:7 reads, “And it was given unto him (the Antichrist) to make war with the saints [the people that get saved after the Rapture], and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.” The Antichrist will rule over all kindreds, tongues, and nations (rule over a world government including the U.S.). The government of Antichrist must be more powerful than the government of America. America must give or lose its sovereignty, and that is what globalism and the New World Order are about. It is important for us to know that the...
  • The Four Horsemen of the Left's Artificial Apocalypse

    01/15/2022 8:13:27 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/7/22 | JB Shurk
    Let me state firmly my belief that we are on the precipice of a dramatic shift in human relations. The institutions, authorities, and cultural puppet masters that have hoarded power for centuries are screaming out today because they're breaking...and panicking. What have the last twenty-five years of technological innovations shown people? Among other things, the vast smorgasbord of free information that has exploded forth during this Digital Age big bang has put all the traditional "gatekeepers" on their back feet. The evening news broadcasts, the late-night comedy shows, and the White House Press Corps no longer maintain an exclusive monopoly...
  • Antichrist’s Prophets Preparing Planet

    01/15/2022 8:13:24 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 16 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 1/14/22 | Terry James
    Any observer of these strange times from the preTrib view of Bible prophecy can do no other than conclude that the wicked powers and principalities in high places of Ephesians 6: 12 are at work. Concerning one major section of this work being done by the minions in that stratosphere of evil, I find the following conclusion by a writer quite on the mark. (1) COVID-1984 Bringing the Great Reset’s Conquest The Chinese Flu may be a minor pestilence, but after two years of scientific dictatorship taking hold around the world, it is clear that the lockdowns, small business devastation,...
  • The Horrors of Communism and the Resilience of Faith in Albania

    01/14/2022 6:13:32 PM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 1/12/22 | Filip Mazurczak
    A review of Dom Simon Jubani’s harrowing, inspiring, and occasionally off-putting From the Depths of Hell I Saw Jesus on the Cross: A Priest in the Prisons of Communist Albania. Although all Communist regimes persecuted religion to varying degrees, nowhere did the anti-religious campaign employ such diabolically creative methods of cruelty, and nowhere was it as fatally thorough, as in Albania. Isolated from the rest of the world during the Cold War quite like North Korea today, few outside the western Balkans and the Albanian diaspora know much about the country’s tragic recent history. Hopefully, the shocking memoirs of Dom...
  • Incredible Insight Behind the Covid Mandates and the Demonic Leftist Movement!

    01/14/2022 10:42:12 AM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 6 replies
    Olive Tree Ministries ^ | 1/14/22 | Jan Markell
    Covid Chaos: Conspiracy or Reality? (Part 1) – Twila Brase and Marjorie Holsten Jan Markell hosts a health expert, Twila Brase, and an attorney, Marjorie Holsten, to talk about Covid chaos. One health expert, Dr. Peter McCullough, calls the vaccine the “biggest biological disaster in human history.” Why are truth-tellers called sensational or conspiratorial? Hear first-hand stories of Covid abuse and needless deaths happening in hospitals. Has it become legal and profitable to let patients die? Calling this two-year nightmare a “plandemic” only draws scorn.
  • Congregations leave Reformed Church in America to form new denomination amid LGBT debate

    01/14/2022 7:42:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/13/2022 | Michael Gryboski
    After months of preparation, a theologically conservative denomination has broken away from the Reformed Church in America, with 43 congregations joining the new body on New Year’s Day. Known as the Alliance of Reformed Churches, the new denomination was created as the RCA continues to deal with a debate over its official stance on LGBT issues. Dan Ackerman, director of Organizational Leadership at ARC, wrote in a blog post last June that there were “three primary convictions” that led to the formation of the new denomination. “The Bible as understood within Reformed theology — its understanding of God, sin and...
  • The Crisis That Didn’t Go to Waste

    01/13/2022 3:56:11 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 8 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 1/12/22 | Jan Markell
    For almost two years, the globalists have been conducting an experiment on us. It has been Satanically inspired. The last two years have been a check to see how obedient we will be! In short, how much we will absorb without objection and even push back. Many are behaving like sheeple, obeying every order, while others are willing to risk all for freedom and liberty. The scheme was likely in the works for years or decades but officially was launched at “Event 201” in October of 2019. This was a conference organized by the Gates Foundation, comprised of billionaires, bankers,...

    01/12/2022 9:21:49 AM PST · by silent majority rising · 37 replies
    Israel 365 News ^ | January 12, 2022 | ADAM ELIYAHU BERKOWITZ
    Rabbi Yekutiel Fish, a prominent mystic from Jerusalem, gave a lesson last week in which he proved through a precise mathematical equation that next year will be the final Jubilee before the arrival of the Messiah. “We are now in the month of Shevat on the eve of the Messiah,” Rabbi Fish said at the beginning of his lesson. “If you happen to hear a shofar, don’t be alarmed or confused,” the rabbi joked. “It is only the arrival of the Messiah.” Rabbi Fish attributed the teaching to Rabbi Oren Evron, a prominent mystic-numerologist. “Rabbi Evron told me the following...
  • Catholic Nurse, 61, Who Was Bullied Out of Her Job for Wearing a Cross Around Her Neck at Work Was Unfairly Dismissed, Employment Tribunal Rules [UK]

    01/11/2022 6:18:44 PM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 1/5/22 | Katie Feehan
    * Mary Onuoha says she was bullied by bosses to make her remove cross at work* NHS worker at Croydon hospital says managers threatened disciplinary action* Nurse, 61, claims other staff were allowed to wear jewellery and religious items* A tribunal found in her favour and said she was constructively dismissed in 2020A Catholic nurse who was bullied out of her job for wearing a cross around her neck at work was unfairly dismissed by the hospital where she had worked for 18 years, an employment tribunal has ruled. NHS theatre practitioner Mary Onuoha claimed that she had faced a...
  • The Countries Requiring Vaccine Passport to Attend Worship

    01/11/2022 6:02:56 PM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Iona Institute ^ | 1/11/22 | Dr. Angelo Bottone
    During the pandemic, Ireland prevented worshippers attending religious services longer than any other country in Europe, but at least we haven’t gone so far as to force people to show vaccine passports before attending. Some countries have imposed this requirement, and shockingly, Church authorities are sometimes willing to comply. In Quebec, for example, the provincial government has enforced a vaccine passport system on all places of worship. Congregants aged 14 to 75 must show proof of vaccination to attend services indoor. The religious authorities were not consulted before the Government announced its decision. Some lay faithful organised a prayer vigil...
  • Drag Queen Story Hour For Children Comes To Church

    01/11/2022 10:43:39 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 6 replies
    Prophecy News Watch ^ | 1/11/22 | PNW Staff
    Pastor Aaron Musser of St. Luke's Lutheran Church of Logan Square in Chicago recently dressed in full drag for the Sunday service, wearing a long white dress emblazoned with a golden cross on its chest, a long blonde wig, and full makeup in order to lead the children's message. The pastor began the message by calling the children up to the front to sit with him and asked if they'd ever seen a drag queen before. The kids responded in the negative. "I have an awesome story to share with you today," Musser said. "I am also a boy most...
  • Keys to Surviving in Perilous Times

    01/11/2022 10:36:24 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 17 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 1/11/22 | Jonathan Brentner
    What can we expect in 2022? Personally, I would very much like to experience the fulfillment of Paul’s words in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17. I know it will happen soon, but who can say if this will be the year when Jesus takes us to the place that He’s preparing for us (John 14:1-3)? The only safe prediction I can make for the upcoming year is that the “perilous times” (2 Timothy 3:1-5) of the past few years will continue unabated. The word translated “perilous,” or “difficult” in some translations, is chalepos. This term denotes the last days as “dangerous” and...
  • NEWSFLASH: Cardinal Cupich BOOED AND HECKLED at March for Life in Chicago!

    01/10/2022 8:04:49 PM PST · by Its All Over Except ... · 4 replies
    THE FRONTLINE TV ^ | 1/10/2022 | Staff
    NEWSFLASH: Cardinal Cupich BOOED AND HECKLED at March for Life in Chicago!
  • St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome Turns Away Pilgrims for Wearing the Wrong Type of Mask

    01/10/2022 6:03:29 PM PST · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 1/10/22 | Louis Knuffke
    On Monday morning, pilgrims seeking to attend a Mass scheduled for their private group were turned away because the face masks they wore were not the specific FFP2 masks (similar to N95 masks) stipulated by the Italian government.VATICAN CITY (LifeSiteNews) — St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome is refusing to let pilgrims enter to attend Mass because they’re wearing the wrong type of face mask. On Monday morning, pilgrims seeking to attend a Mass scheduled for their private group were turned away because the face masks they wore were not the specific FFP2 masks (similar to N95 masks) stipulated by the...
  • European Court Rejects 'Gay Cake' Case as Inadmissible; Ruling in Favor of Christian Bakery Stands

    01/10/2022 5:57:20 PM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 1/6/22 | Jonah McKeown
    The European Court of Human Rights has rejected a case brought by a Northern Irish gay rights activist, who claims a bakery discriminated against him by refusing to create a cake with a message supporting gay marriage, as inadmissable. Gareth Lee ordered a cake in May 2014 from Ashers Bakery located in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. He requested the cake bear the message “support gay marriage,” a message to which the owners, the McArthurs, objected on account of their Christian faith. The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom had reached a unanimous verdict in favor of the McArthurs in 2018,...