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  • Woke Chicago church is 'fasting from WHITENESS' for Lent by banning all hymns by Caucasian musicians: Pastor says 'our music will be drawn from the African American spirituals tradition'

    04/06/2022 7:04:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 59 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 6, 2022 | Gina Martinez
    A Chicago church has announced it will be 'fasting from whiteness' for Lent by abstaining from performing any hymns composed or written by Caucasian musicians. The First United Church of Oak Park announced that for 2022 the church would do a mix of 'giving something up' and 'taking something on' for Lent by not using music written or composed by white people but instead focus on music from other cultures.
  • Grease Musical Scrapped by PLC and Scotch Over Concerns About ‘Offensive, Sexist and Anti-Feminist’ Content

    11/17/2021 2:49:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    The West Australian ^ | Mon, 15 November 2021
    Two elite private schools have scrapped their co-production of the smash-hit musical Grease after girls raised concerns about the show being sexist and offensive. Presbyterian Ladies’ College students voiced their apprehension about going ahead with the production in a joint statement with Scotch College. SNIP Some parents said not all students were given the opportunity to weigh in on the debate about cancelling the production, referring to a “small minority” of PLC students who found Grease to be “offensive, sexist and anti-feminist”.
  • Free Presbyterians or Bible Presbyterians

    07/09/2021 5:59:15 PM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 44 replies
    My Own | July 9, 2021 | John Leland 1789
    Wondering whether there are any members of the Free Presbyterian movement (North America or Ulster), or of the Bible Presbyterian movement who are Freepers. A new pastor, Richard Clark, has been installed at the Salem Presbyterian Church in Salem, Indiana. The following, in his own words, is his vision for the church (as quoted in the Salem Leader-Democrat Newspaper, Thursday, July 8, 2021: "My vision for the Salem Presbyterian is openness, new ideas, social justice, and getting back to the real teachings of Jesus instead of the doctrines about him. To follow Jesus means more than worshipping him; it means...
  • Presbyterian Church in America takes first vote on banning ordination of openly gay men

    07/08/2021 7:20:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/08/2021 | Anugrah Kumar
    The Presbyterian Church in America has voted to change a rule in its governing document that would disqualify all gay men from serving in its ministry. The resolution to change the rule, “Overture 23,” was passed 1,400-400 at the denomination’s 48th annual convention in St. Louis, Missouri, last week. “Officers in the Presbyterian Church in America must be above reproach in their walk and Christlike in their character. Those who profess an identity (such as, but not limited to, ‘gay Christian,’ ‘same-sex attracted Christian,’ ‘homosexual Christian,’ or like terms) that undermines or contradicts their identity as new creations in Christ,...
  • Gay men not qualified for ministry, Presbyterian Church in America votes

    07/05/2021 1:50:16 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 52 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 2, 2021 | Mark A. Kellner
    The conservative Presbyterian Church in America voted Thursday to disqualify all gay men from serving in its ministry. The 1,400-400 vote to change its governing document came at the denomination’s 48th General Assembly, held this week in St. Louis. The rule change, known as “Overture 23,” will go to local church bodies known as “presbyteries” for a vote before a second round of convention balloting next year that would place the language in the denomination’s “Book of Church Order,” which governs PCA practice....
  • Protesters Attack Presbyterian Worshipers After Mistaking Them For Statues

    06/22/2020 3:57:38 PM PDT · by DFG · 7 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 06/22/2020
    A gang of social justice warriors, roaming the streets in search of more monuments to topple, fell upon a group of Presbyterians holding an outdoor church service on Sunday and attacked them. The protestors apparently mistook the worshippers for a group of statues. Members of First Elect Reverent Presbyterian Church were holding an outdoor worship service Sunday morning and were standing in an open courtyard next to the church when the activists approached. Just as the motionless figures completed a 23 minute period of silent confession, parishioner Calvin Archibald opened his eyes and saw dozens of picketers charging toward them....
  • Christianity Today calls on churches to lead on reparations: ‘Repentance is not enough’

    06/12/2020 3:17:30 PM PDT · by DFG · 139 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/12/2020 | Caleb Parke
    Following George Floyd's death, the nation may not be ready for reparations on racism issues but the "church can lead the way in biblical restitution," according to the president and CEO of Christianity Today. Timothy Dalrymple said "repentance alone is not enough" for white evangelicals to atone for the nation's "original sin" of racism in an op-ed for the magazine. "The virus of racism infected our church, our Constitution and laws, our attitudes and ideologies. We have never fully defeated it," Dalrymple wrote.
  • Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopalian, and Baptist Pastors Lead Rally for Abortion

    05/26/2020 11:31:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    Life News ^ | May 25, 2020 | Micaiah Bilger
    Most leaders in Judaeo-Christian faiths believe scripture teaches that all human lives are valuable and deserving of protection. But there are some who stray from the teaching and promote abortion. A group of New York state clergy members recently advocated for abortion at the state capital, Christian News Network reports. Together, abortion activists who identify as Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist, Episcopalian, Baptist, Unitarian and Jewish urged New York state lawmakers to support abortion and Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion chain in the United States, according to the report. “As pastors, we believe in New Yorkers’ ability to get the health care...
  • Presbyterian Church Pastor: I “Proudly” Support Killing Babies in Abortion

    01/09/2020 5:14:09 PM PST · by Morgana · 40 replies
    Life News ^ | January 09, 2020 | Micaiah Bilger
    Standing in the Kentucky Capitol on Thursday, Presbyterian pastor Rev. Wayne A. Gnatuk proudly declared his support for abortion. Gnatuk, a retired minister from the Presbyterian Church USA, joined Planned Parenthood abortion activists for a rally to criticize two pro-life bills that could help protect unborn babies in Kentucky, according to WLKY. “As an ordained minister, I am proudly pro-choice. I am also very proud that my denomination as a whole is pro-choice,” Gnatuk said. Along with his ministry work, he also is the chair of the pro-abortion Kentucky Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. Gnatuk slammed new legislation, state House...
  • New York Presbyterian Church Hosts Pagan Deity

    09/15/2019 7:06:33 PM PDT · by lightman · 44 replies
    The Institute for Religion & Democray ^ | 12 September A.D. 2019 | Josiah Aden
    A Presbyterian Church (USA) congregation in New York made news this week after it featured the sculpture of a pagan deity in its chancel. The United Presbyterian Church of Binghamton hosted “the Sviatovid idol” which depicts a ninth-century Slavic deity, as part of a September 6-7 festival of lights. Sviatovid (alternately known as Svetovid, Svantovit, Sventovit, or Svantevit) was a local Slavic god of war, fertility, and abundance in the Baltic region. In the early twentieth century, an idol was discovered near the Zbruch River in Western Ukraine (accessible with free JSTOR account). This idol pictured was originally thought to...
  • 9 Things You Should Know About the Communion Service on the Moon

    07/20/2019 3:29:28 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 109 replies
    The Gospel Coaltion ^ | 7-17-19 | Joe Carter
    This Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, when astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first people in history to walk on the Moon. But it’s also the anniversary of the a lesser known event—the first celebration of the Lord’s Supper on the Moon. Here’s are nine things you should know about the first communion service on the Moon. 1. In 1969, Edwin Eugene “Buzz” Aldrin Jr. was an elder at Webster Presbyterian Church, a congregation just outside of Houston, Texas. He told the lead pastor of his church, Dean Woodruff, that he had “been...
  • July 4: Happy “Presbyterian Rebellion” Day

    07/04/2019 6:02:32 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 15 replies
    PCA History ^ | 74/2015 | David Myers
    If you are reading this July 4, 2015 post as an ordained minister, you can simply turn to Loraine Boettner’s book “The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination,” Chapter 28, Section 7, on page 383 for what I am about to write. Don’t have the book in your pastoral library! Go out and buy the book immediately, and let the following quotations be a incentive to do so. Or if you are reading this national holiday post as a member in a Presbyterian church, borrow the book by Boettner on “The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination” from your pastor, turn to Chapter 28,...
  • Deep Divides Remain on Abortion and Sexuality among Presbyterians

    06/07/2019 3:07:17 PM PDT · by lightman · 16 replies
    The Institute on Religion & Democracy ^ | 6 June A.D. 2019 | Benjamine Saine
    American Presbyterians have seen a series of splits and mergers for the past century that have resulted in a multitude of smaller denominations with different interpretations of the Bible and the Creeds. Issues of gender identity, sexuality, and abortion have contributed to divisions in these denominations. Here is a quick overview of the five largest Presbyterian denominations in the United States and where they stand on key issues of abortion, sexuality, marriage, and the persecuted church. Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC) The Evangelical Presbyterian Church split from the United Presbyterian Church (a predecessor to the PCUSA) in 1981. The EPC strongly...
  • Presbyterian minister, 69, 'took advantage of troubled men who came to him for counsel by telling...

    06/04/2019 7:21:17 PM PDT · by Morgana · 57 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | June 4, 2019 | Jennifer Smith For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Presbyterian minister, 69, 'took advantage of troubled men who came to him for counsel by telling them oral sex was a healing method he used to get rid of evil spirits dwelling in them' A Presbyterian minister has been accused of taking advantage of troubled men who came to him for counsel by telling them that oral sex was a 'healing method' he used to get rid of evil spirits in them. Reverend Dr. William Weaver, 69, removed himself Linden Presbyterian Church in New Jersey in January this year, three days before he was due to face the...
  • Late-term abortionist says protecting babies born alive after failed abortions is ‘ignorant’

    03/05/2019 9:48:29 PM PST · by robowombat · 21 replies
    LifeSiteNews) ^ | Tue Mar 5, 2019 - 3:31 pm EST
    Abortionist Leroy Carhart addresses Presbyterians Affirming Reproductive Options in 2010. AbortionWiki.org Phoyo caption left because of fascinating context Late-term abortionist says protecting babies born alive after failed abortions is ‘ignorant’ Abortion, Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, Late-Term Abortion, Leroy Carhart NEBRASKA, March 5, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart broke a decade of silence to condemn the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, saying that the bill’s sponsor – fellow Nebraskan Sen. Ben Sasse – is “ignorant and doesn't understand what he is talking about, or even worse, he's lying.” This was Carhart’s first television interview in nearly ten years....
  • Husband, Wife Charged With Stealing $1.2 Million From Local Church (Pittsburgh)

    02/21/2019 12:44:18 PM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 30 replies
    CBS Pittsburgh ^ | 2/19/2019 | John Delano
    UPPER ST. CLAIR, Pa. (KDKA) – Westminster Presbyterian Church in Upper St. Clair is one of the largest Presbyterian churches in southwestern Pennsylvania with over 1700 members. One of those long-time members, David Reiter, was also the church administrator for 17 years. It turns out, police say, that he was also a big time thief, stealing more than $1.2 million from the church between 2001 and 2018 In a lengthy complaint, the Allegheny County District Attorney’s office has charged Reiter with 10 counts, including forgery, criminal conspiracy, and theft. The complaint alleges that Reider stole over $979,000 through an electronic...
  • Stained glass windows stolen from historic Braddock church

    02/18/2019 7:47:53 AM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 13 replies
    TribLIVE ^ | 2/15/2019 | Megan Guza
    Police are investigating the theft of more than a dozen stained-glass window panes from a 126-year-old church in Braddock. A passerby noticed the theft Thursday morning at the former First United Presbyterian Church on Parker Avenue, according to a spokesman for the Mon-Valley Initiative. The church, built in 1893, shut down in 2017. The Mon-Valley Initiative bought it last year and planned to redevelop the church into housing while retaining much of the original features, said spokesman Jason Togyer. The thief or thieves made off with 13 panes of glass ranging from 2 square feet to 3 feet by 2...
  • Buzz Aldrin Took Holy Communion on the Moon. NASA Kept it Quiet

    01/27/2019 5:52:47 PM PST · by Mean Daddy · 46 replies
    History Channel ^ | JUL 31, 2018 | ERIN BLAKEMORE
    When Apollo 11‘s Eagle lunar module landed on the moon on July 20, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin had to do something hard: Wait. They were scheduled to open the door of their lunar lander and step onto the unknown surface of a completely different world. But for now, their mission ordered them to take a pause before the big event. And so Aldrin spent his time doing something unexpected, something no man had ever attempted before. Alone and overwhelmed by anticipation, he took part in the first Christian sacrament ever performed on the moon—a rite of Christian...
  • 'You are not welcome here': Squirrel Hill neighbor shouts at President Trump during synagogue visit

    11/01/2018 10:33:16 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 55 replies
    Amazing, a liberal Presbyterian pastor saying in one breath that she welcomes everybody, then in the next breath saying president Trump is not welcome.
  • Telling People God’s Okay With Abortion Is A New Low For Abortion Supporters

    08/29/2018 8:22:35 AM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    Federalist ^ | August 29, 2018 | Paula Rinehart
    The old argument that defends abortion now has a new twist. This time, it’s wearing a clerical collar. It’s not enough these days to champion abortion by mere reason. Trying to convince women that ending a pregnancy is actually a shame-free “positive good” is starting to ring hollow as well. So now the latest wave in promoting abortion comes from a most unlikely source. A social ethics professor of religious studies at Elon University makes her case for declaring that abortion can actually be considered Christian. Rebecca Todd Peters writes in her new book, “Trust Women: A Progressive Christian Argument...