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  • Mississippi School District to Allow Student to Wear ‘Jesus Loves Me’ Face Mask

    01/31/2023 6:44:25 PM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 1/25/23 | Michael Gryboski
    A Mississippi school district has agreed to change a policy banning political or religious speech that led to a third-grade student being barred from wearing a face mask with the message “Jesus Loves Me.”During the coronavirus pandemic, the Simpson County School District prohibited elementary school student Lydia Booth from wearing the face mask because of its Christian message. Alliance Defending Freedom, a legal nonprofit specializing in religious freedom cases that represented Booth, announced Wednesday that the school district has reversed its decision and will now allow the child to wear her “Jesus Loves Me” face mask as part of a...
  • Thousands of Pro-Lifers March in Paris as French Parliament Considers Radical Pro-Abortion Measure

    01/31/2023 6:22:54 PM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 1/26/23 | Jeanne Smits
    The march also focused on the euthanasia debate now well under way in France.PARIS (LifeSiteNews) — Twenty-thousand pro-lifers marched for life on January 22 in Paris, as France faces two major legislative battles in 2023 that threaten to add “equal access to the right to abortion” to the constitution and make euthanasia fully legal. Given the high stakes, it was a pity that the turnout on Sunday was not higher than in previous years, although the overwhelming numbers of teenagers and very young adults at this year’s March for Life are certainly a sign that the upcoming generation is not...
  • Suddenly

    01/31/2023 3:30:38 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 39 replies ^ | 1/27/23 | Jonathan Brentner
    Suddenly! The word increasingly strikes fear into the hearts of many as they watch young and healthy people abruptly drop dead, just as Damon Hamlin did before a national audience. Unlike most, he had medical help immediately after he collapsed. The quote below comes from a January 2, 2023, Rasmussen Reports story. According to their poll: Nearly half of Americans think COVID-19 vaccines may be to blame for many unexplained deaths, and more than a quarter say someone they know could be among the victims.[i] Late on January 29, 2023, eminent MIT Professor and respected expert on drug safety analytics,...
  • Patriarch Kirill Says Constantinople Is Geopolitical Tool, Patriarch Bartholomew Says It’s Not

    01/30/2023 6:10:06 PM PST · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 1/26/23
    The Patriarchs of Moscow and Constantinople spoke about one another’s Churches this week, exchanging views about the poor state of inter-Orthodox relations and the geopolitical influence in the Church. Yesterday, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia gave a presentation in the State Kremlin Palace as part of the 21st International Christmas Educational Readings, on the theme of “Global Challenges of Modernity and Human Spiritual Choice.”Among a number of other topics, the Patriarch tied the poor state of inter-Orthodox relations today to the creation and partial recognition of the schismatic “Orthodox Church of Ukraine.”According to the Russian primate,...

    01/30/2023 4:18:24 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 38 replies ^ | 1/18/23 | Jonathan Brentner
    It’s the Tower of Babel all over again. This time, we don’t see a structure stretching heavenward, but rather the World Economic Forum (WEF) led by Klaus Schwab and his close advisor, Yuval Harari. The intent of opposing God and uniting the world under a Satanic regime, however, is the same as it was in Genesis 11. During the week of January 16-20, 2023, the WEF held its annual meeting in Davos. Switzerland. They expected 2,700 attendees consisting of fifty heads of state, 380 top government officials, many corporate CEOs, and several other powerful dignitaries. Don’t be deceived by their...
  • History

    01/29/2023 7:28:48 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 13 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 1/28/23 | Daymond Duck
    On Jan. 17, 2023, it was reported that one of the speakers (a historian) at the World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos this week said globalization (world government) is here to stay, and the notion of de-globalization is a mirage. Another speaker (the CEO of a German tech company) said the world is merely entering into the next phase of globalization. It is my understanding that the globalists are advancing globalism in phases or stages with a timeline that calls for the fundamental transformation of the world into a world government by 2030 or sooner. As far as globalization...
  • [British] PM Warned that Conversion Therapy Ban ‘Likely to Criminalise Church Leaders’

    01/28/2023 6:17:49 PM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Church leaders have called on the Government to drop its highly controversial plans to ban ‘conversion therapy’. The authors of the Greater Love Declaration wrote to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Equalities Minister Kemi Badenoch to warn them that the legislation is “likely to criminalise innocent parents, teachers and church leaders”. The letter follows the Government announcing last week that it intends to press ahead with a ban on so-called conversion therapy for gay and transgender people. False narrativeThe declaration, which affirms Christian teaching on marriage, sex and identity, has been signed by almost 1,400 UK church leaders from different...
  • Two Florida Residents Indicted for Vandalizing Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers

    01/28/2023 6:09:03 PM PST · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 1/25/23 | Tyler Arnold
    Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jan 25, 2023 / 16:30 pm The Department of Justice on Tuesday indicted two suspects accused of vandalizing three pro-life pregnancy centers in Florida in June 2022 in the wake of the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade. The indictment against the two Floridians, 27-year-old Caleb Freestone and 23-year-old Amber Smith-Stewart, accuses them of violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, which is also known as the FACE Act. The indictment alleges that their actions amount to a conspiracy to prevent the employees from providing services. They could face up to 12 years in...
  • The Supply Chain is Broken

    01/28/2023 12:38:04 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 22 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 1/23/23 | Todd Strandberg
    The United States has had a strange run of bad luck when it comes to dozens of food processing plants suspiciously catching fire over the past few years. In 2022, we had several meat packing plants suffer fires that brought production to a halt. Remarkably, no one was present at the time of most of the fires. The Eco Health Alliance whistleblower, a bioterrorism expert, military veteran, and scientist Dr. Andrew Huff has a possible explanation for the food supply fires. Huff has access to government information about simulating a food supply attack. The information comes from the U.S. Department...

    01/27/2023 7:47:53 AM PST · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    National Day Calendar ^ | January 27, 2023 | Staff
    (Last Updated On: January 25, 2023) HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust Holocaust Remembrance Day – Each year on January 27th, the world remembers one of the most horrific events in modern history. This tragic event is known as the Holocaust. The holocaust occurred during WWII when Nazi Germany killed millions of innocent victims. The day is also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day. #HolocaustRemembranceDay Nazi Germany is one of the evilest regimes that ever existed. They persecuted and killed millions of people in just under four years. One group in particular...
  • Pastor Andy Stanley and his troubling message as spiritual shepherd of the flock

    01/27/2023 7:34:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 109 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/27/2023 | Richard D. Land
    A little more than a fortnight ago, I wrote a column for The Christian Post entitled “Free Speech and the State of American Culture.”In that column, I discussed “The American Worldview Inventory,” which is researched and published by George Barna, the director of research with the Cultural Research Center located at Arizona Christian University. Barna and his team compiled exhaustive research in order to analyze the bedrock doctrines of the Christian faith in order to ascertain the current state of American protestant Christianity.Barna and his team’s research results were, and are, devastating. For example, Barna found that among Evangelical pastors,...
  • Pope Benedict explains why he resigned in new letter

    01/27/2023 3:15:52 AM PST · by Gillibrand1 · 13 replies
    Catholic Conclave ^ | 27/1/23 | CG
    Catholic Church: Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI described why he resigned in a letter shortly before his death.
  • Dismissal of Title VII Suit By Teacher Fired By Catholic School Is Denied

    01/26/2023 6:09:24 PM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Religion Clause ^ | 1/20/23 | Howard Friedman
    In Ference v. Roman Catholic Diocese of Greensburg, (WD PA, Jan. 18, 2022), a Pennsylvania federal magistrate judge recommended denying a motion to dismiss filed by the Catholic Diocese in a Title VII sex-discrimination lawsuit by a Lutheran 6th-grade teacher in a Catholic school who was fired shortly after being hired when the school discovered that he was in a same-sex marriage. The Diocese had raised defenses based on Title VII's exemption for religious discrimination, the church autonomy doctrine, the ministerial exception and RFRA.
  • Christian Baker [Jack Phillips] Loses Appeal Over Transgender Birthday Cake Case

    01/26/2023 6:04:45 PM PST · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 1/26/23 | Kevin J. Jones
    Denver, Colo., Jan 26, 2023 / 15:45 pm A Colorado appellate court has ruled against a baker who appeared in court once again for declining to make a cake that contradicts his religious beliefs. While Jack Phillips’ successful U.S. Supreme Court case concerned his refusal to make a same-sex wedding cake, he now faces a civil lawsuit for declining to make a cake celebrating a purported gender transition of a transgender-identifying attorney. In a Thursday decision, a Colorado Court of Appeals three-judge panel sided with Autumn Scardina, a man who identifies as a transgender woman. Scardina said Phillips and his...
  • Fr. James Martin Defends Pete Buttigieg’s Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ as Legal, Legitimate

    01/26/2023 5:58:42 PM PST · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 1/23/23 | Louis Knuffke
    The dissident, pro-LGBT priest was responding to a Catholic League tweet that called a marriage other than between one man and one woman 'legal fiction.'(LifeSiteNews) — Notoriously dissident Jesuit priest Father James Martin claimed in online comments that a man in a same-sex union is “married.” Writing on Twitter about Democrat Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and former presidential candidate who is now the U.S. Secretary of Transportation and in a same-sex union, Martin said, “Pete Buttigieg is married.” Buttigieg, an Anglican who was baptized Catholic and attended Catholic schools, came out as “gay” in 2015...
  • The Days of Elijah

    01/26/2023 4:59:21 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 30 replies ^ | 1/23/23 | Pete Garcia
    When we think about the last days, our first thoughts often turn to compare them to the days of Noah and Lot. After all, Jesus is the one who made that comparison (Luke 17:26-30). We might also think about the birth pangs Jesus spoke of in His epochal Olivet Discourse or Paul's grim warnings of perilous times. All of these are accurate descriptions. However, those weren't the only appropriate descriptions. When we take into consideration, typology, this opens the door to describing the last days in many other facets. The last days, in keeping with the context of Genesis chapter...
  • Federal Appeals Court Upholds Washington State Ban On Conversion Therapy, Tees Up Circuit Split That May Reach SCOTUS

    01/25/2023 7:23:20 PM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Law and Crime ^ | 1/24/23 | Elura Nanos
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has declined to reconsider its decision to uphold the dismissal of a case over the practice known as “conversion therapy,” teeing up a circuit split that may ultimately land the case before the U.S. Supreme Court. Licensed marriage and family therapist Brian Tingley sued Washington state in 2021, claiming that a 2018 law that prohibited licensed mental health professionals from subjecting minors to conversion therapy violated his First Amendment rights. The Ninth Circuit issued its decision Monday not to rehear the appeal of a Washington state therapist’s challenge to a 2018...
  • Experts Speak Out Against Gender Reassignment in ‘Dysconnected’

    01/25/2023 10:15:15 AM PST · by jacknhoo · 8 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | January 14, 2023 | Patti Maguire Armstrong
    Fatherhood was the impetus that stirred filmmaker Don Johnson to make the new movie Dysconnected: The Real Story Behind the Transgender Explosion. It is an exposé of the transgender tsunami sweeping the U.S. and irreversibly altering hundreds of thousands of lives, especially among girls. Dysconnected features 18 professional perspectives using compelling evidence as blowback to cultural winds pushing children into thinking they can change their gender. Johnson and two of the professionals in the film spoke with the Register. daisy courtesy photo Daisy Strongin in 2022.(Photo: Courtesy photo ) “I see the chaos my girls have to live through,” Johnson...
  • Pope Francis says homosexuality is ‘not a crime’ in interview with the Associated Press

    01/25/2023 10:08:30 AM PST · by ebb tide · 31 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 25, 2023 | Michael Haynes
    Pope Francis says homosexuality is ‘not a crime’ in interview with the Associated PressPope Francis appears to contradict the teaching of saints and Church Fathers in his latest comments regarding homosexuality.ANALYSISVATICAN CITY (LifeSiteNews) — In a new interview conducted with the Associated Press, Pope Francis has once again issued brief, confusing comments on the issue of homosexuality, which seem to firmly contradict the Catholic Church’s teaching through the centuries.“Being homosexual is not a crime,” the Pontiff said, “but it’s a sin.”He made the remarks in a sit down interview he gave to the Associated Press (AP) on Tuesday, which was...
  • Second Bystander Ensnared by English Ban on Prayer Outside Abortion Clinics

    01/24/2023 6:33:58 PM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 1/22/23 | Kevin J. Jones
    Denver, Colo., Jan 22, 2023 / 05:00 am (CNA). Amid continuing controversy over strict limits on behavior outside abortion clinics in some English cities, a man faces a fine for praying silently outside one clinic in memory of his dead son. “I would never have imagined being in a position to risk a criminal record for praying silently,” Adam Smith-Connor said, according to the legal group supporting him, Alliance Defending Freedom UK. Smith-Connor had approached a British Pregnancy Advisory Service abortion facility in Bournemouth, in the southwest English county of Dorset. He intended to pray for his unborn son, who...