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  • Transgender inclusion? World’s major religions take varying stances on policies toward trans people

    04/12/2024 4:05:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | April 10, 2024 | David Crary, Mariam Fam, Deepa Bharath
    AP) – The Vatican has issued a new document rejecting the concept of changing one’s biological sex – a setback for transgender people who had hoped Pope Francis might be setting the stage for a more welcoming approach from the Catholic Church. Around the world, major religions have diverse approaches to gender identity, and the inclusion or exclusion of transgender people. Some examples: Christianity The Catholic Church’s disapproving stance toward gender transition is shared by some other denominations. For example, the Southern Baptist Convention – the largest Protestant denomination in the United States – adopted a resolution in 2014 stating...
  • Lutheran Pastor Suggests Jesus Did Not Miraculously Feed the 5000, Offers THIS Stupid Alternative Reading

    04/05/2024 5:19:40 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    Protestia ^ | April 5, 2024 | staff
    House of Prayer Lutheran Church is a woke congregation in Richfield, MN. Led by impastor Eric Luedtke, it is a gay-affirming church that is part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), easily one of the most Christ-hating denominations in the world, whose theological malfeasance we’ve covered many times on this site, including this small sampling: ELCA Releases Hilariously Woke DEI Recommendations For their Denomination Gay ELCA Pastor Tells Pro-Choice Congregants ‘Your Church Stands With You. Your Rage is Holy’ ELCA Leader in a Polyamorous/’Ethically Non-Monogamous’ Relationship Queer ELCA Pastrix Ordained With Drag Queen Nuns While Jennifer Knapp Serenades...
  • Episcopal Priest Admits to Aiding and Abetting the Trafficking of Illegal Cross-sex Hormones for Underage Kids

    04/04/2024 10:33:45 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Disntr ^ | April 4, 2024 | staff
    The Episcopal Church is an apostate denomination. In August 2022, they passed a resolution affirming sex change surgeries for children of any age. Because apparently mutilating children’s bodies to fit a certain ideology is a top priority for this “Christian” denomination. Patrick Burke is the Rector at the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew in Wilmington, Delaware. He holds a Master of Divinity from Bexley Seabury Seminary in Chicago and has devoted his entire life to merging sexual immorality and Marxist concepts with professing Christianity, where he advocates for abnormal sexual behaviors such as “transgenderism” and attempts to mainstream...
  • Luther Seminary’s Preaching Conference Ft. Trans Preacher Who Called Jesus a ‘Son of a *****’

    04/03/2024 3:03:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Protestia ^ | April 3, 2024 | staff
    Luther Seminary’s preaching conference is just around the corner, and it’s featuring a transgendered pastrix who famously called Jesus a ‘Son of a *****’ Every year, Luther Seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) puts on the “Festival of Homiletics” featuring the who’s who of apostate wolflings, and whose goal is to help attendees “relearn ways to care for the craft of preaching and discover new habits to support the preaching life.” Devoid of anything resembling the Holy Spirit, this event is basically a Shepherds Conference for schismatics, featuring 1500 clergy and lay people from around the country....
  • Renowned atheist Richard Dawkins laments decline of 'cultural Christianity' in UK amid surging Islam

    04/02/2024 10:24:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/02/2024 | Jon Brown
    Atheist author Richard Dawkins described himself as a "cultural Christian" and lamented the faith's waning cultural influence in Europe, though he still derided its key tenets as "nonsense," during an interview on Easter Sunday. Speaking with British journalist Rachel Johnson, Dawkins noted that the United Kingdom is "fundamentally a Christian country," and he still personally values the Christian ethos despite not believing the religion from which it emerged. "I call myself a cultural Christian," said the evolutionary biologist and author of The God Delusion. "I'm not a believer, but there's a distinction between being a believing Christian and being a...
  • On The Physical Death of Jesus Christ

    03/29/2024 3:28:37 PM PDT · by Oakleaf · 16 replies
    The New England Journal of Medicine ^ | 1986 | March 21, 1986 | William D. Edwards, MD; Wesley J. Gabel, MDiv; Floyd E. Hosmer, MS, AMI
    ABSTRACT: Jesus of Nazareth underwent Jewish and Roman trials, was flogged, and was sentenced to death by crucifixion. The scourging produced deep stripelike lacerations and appreciable blood loss, and it probably set the stage for hypovolemic shock as evidenced by the fact that Jesus was too weakened to carry the crossbar (patibulum) to Golgotha. At the site of crucifixion his wrists were nailed to the patibulum, and after the patibulum was lifted onto the upright post, (stipes) his feet were nailed to the stipes. The major pathophysiologic effect of crucifixion was an interference with normal respirations. Accordingly, death resulted primarily...
  • Presbyterian Denomination Considers Barring Ordination of Clergy Who Aren’t LGBTQ-Affirming+ Make it Non-Negotiable

    03/21/2024 9:18:48 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Protestia ^ | March 20, 2024 | staff
    The scant number of remnant congregations within the PCUSA may soon dip even further after it was revealed the damnable denomination is taking up the legislation this summer in Salt Lake City at its upcoming 226th General Assembly that would prohibit the ordination of clergy candidates who aren’t LGBTQ-affirming. It’s the natural progression for the PCUSA, which has denigrated to one massive pen for goats run by spiritual criminals and hirelings. From Church Fasting from ‘Whiteness’ During Lent to Church Releases ‘Transgendered’ Remix of ‘Be Thou My Vision,’ to Pro-Abortion Pastrix Says Stories of Jonah and Zacchaeus are Proof We...
  • What's the Church of England Apologizing for Now? Converting Africans to faith in Jesus is wrong and they should stick to their traditional religions

    03/19/2024 9:32:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03/19/24 | Chris Queen
    It has only been a few weeks since I wrote about the attitude of leftists in the leadership of the Catholic Church toward African dioceses that refuse to accept the blessing of same-sex relationships. Pope Francis condescendingly believes that African church leaders will eventually bend their knees to the Pride Cult.If you think the pope is turning his back on faithful African believers, you ain’t seen nothing yet. A recommendation from a Church of England committee is ready to make the Catholic Church look like a bunch of amateurs. Forget expecting African Christians to accommodate homosexuality — how about condemning...
  • Episcopal Priest Loses Jeopardy! Tournament After Being Stumped on Bible Question

    03/18/2024 6:48:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 81 replies
    Protestia ^ | March 15, 2024 | staff
    An Episcopal priest competing in a Jeopardy Tournament failed to advance to the finals, the result of falling badly behind and also being stumped by a question on the New Testament, according to the Episcopal News Service. David Sibley is the LGBTQ+ affirming rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Walla Walla, Washington, who recently participated in a Jeopardy Tournament. He previously competed in 2022, where he won $79,098 through four straight episodes. During that contest, he failed to answer a $1000 question: “It’s the ascension heavenward by true Christians both living and dead at Christ’s second coming.” Rather than...
  • Pastor expelled for blessing LGBTQ+ couples continues fight

    03/15/2024 8:59:09 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    The Korea Herald ^ | March 15, 2024 | Yoon Min-sik
    Lee Dong-hwan, the pastor who was recently expelled by the Methodist Church of Korea for blessing same-sex couples, is now turning to the secular court in his continued battle for reinstatement. The 43-year-old is planning to file legal charges against the Methodist Church's decision after its tribunal confirmed his disfellowship last week. "I did not launch the fight for reinstatement so that I can regain my title as a Methodist pastor. I'm (going to the court) because I did not want to leave a bad precedent among the protestants," he said during a public event in Mapo-gu, Seoul, on Tuesday....
  • Why white British children as young as eight are pledging their lives to Allah

    03/06/2024 3:19:23 AM PST · by Cronos · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 20th February 2024 | Sue Reed
    Eyes shining with excitement, the nine-year-old English boy in a dark Parka jacket holds up a certificate showing he has just converted to Islam. ‘You’re a Muslim, Rudi!’ cheers the imam as he hugs the child In his piping voice, the youngster has just recited the words of the Shahada, a strict Islamic creed pledging that there is ‘nothing worthy of worship but Allah, and Muhammad is his messenger’. The mantra means he must now wash before praying five times a day, never eat pork and — when he is grown up — shun Western habits including drinking alcohol or...
  • Over $100M set aside by Church of England for slavery reparations 'not enough,' urged to give $1.3B

    03/05/2024 9:49:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/05/2024 | Jon Brown
    The Church of England said it has accepted a recent report that calls on it to establish a £1 billion ($1.3 billion) fund in response to its historical ties to the Atlantic slave trade.The report released Monday by an oversight group of independent advisers suggested that the Church of England's £100 million ($127 million) commitment to the "Fund for Healing, Repair and Justice" was not sufficient "relative either to the scale of the [commissioners'] endowment or to the scale of the moral sin and crime," according to The Guardian.The report urged the Church of England to work together with other...
  • Amid United Methodist Church Losses, Proposed Budget Slashed

    02/29/2024 2:41:18 PM PST · by Morgana · 24 replies
    Ministry Watch ^ | February 27, 2024 | Heather Hahn
    After four years of U.S. churches heading for the exits, United Methodists are rethinking ministry expenses at all levels of the denomination. That includes the general church — with the denomination’s financial leaders having met Feb. 19-20 to shrink further what was already going to be the smallest proposed denominational budget in 20 years. At the same time, the financial leaders agreed on a plan to shore up the faltering fund that supports the work of United Methodist bishops as the episcopal leaders gradually reduce their numbers. Retired Bishop Michael McKee, board president of the General Council on Finance and...
  • 'Crystal Methodist' accused of running drug lab FLEES Connecticut court on break after showing up for hearing

    02/23/2024 6:54:43 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | February 23, 2024 | Alice Wright
    A Connecticut church pastor charged with dealing crystal meth out of his church's rectory fled court on Thursday and local police are seeking his re-arrest. Herbert Miller, 63, the reverend of the Woodbury United Methodist Church, was arrested earlier this month after being pulled over by state troopers in Woodbury. The reverend attended Waterbury Superior Court court on Friday morning for his arraignment but walked out of the court around 10am during a break. When Miller could not be located the prosecutor re-issued a warrant for his arrest. Miller was stopped by state troopers who observed he was operating his...
  • Lutheran Preacher Says ‘Drag Queen Story Hour’ is An Example of LGBTQ Folks Being a ‘Good Samaritan’ to Children

    02/19/2024 9:25:33 AM PST · by Morgana · 26 replies
    Protestia ^ | February 19, 2024 | staff
    Lutheran Church of the Cross is a Canadian congregation that “affirms and celebrates human diversity in God’s creation.” Led by Lyndon Sayers and Lyle McKenzie, they are an ELCIC (Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada congregation, the canuck version of the ELCA) that is populated by senior citizens, lesbians, and a host of other ragtag goatlings. We covered them after a recent sermon argued that the baby Moses’ trip in a basket on the Nile river has some queer themes, and is actually about kinship outside of heteronormative family structures, as well as a metaphor for the turbulence that trans folk...
  • Unholy Trinity of Woke Churches Sponsor ‘Glitter Ash Wednesday’

    02/16/2024 1:09:27 AM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    Protestia ^ | February 15, 2024 | staff
    The unholy trinity of Jesus-hating denominations recently colluded at Fort Hays State University, putting on a celebration of Ash Wednesday where glitter was mixed in with the ashes to celebrate, “center,” and foster inclusion within the LGBTQ community. The event was put on by Us4U, a faith-based service organization sponsored by the United Methodist Campus Ministry and supported by the Trinity Lutheran Church of Hays and St. John Lutheran Church of Russell. While protestants shouldn’t even be celebrating Ash Wednesday to begin with, this service was particularly garish, with anyone of any belief invited to participate, with Us4U advisor Cheryl...
  • Putting the meth in Methoodist! Reverend, 63, is charged with 'dealing drug so he could watch gay sex' while living double-life as preacher at Connecticut church

    02/13/2024 7:46:09 AM PST · by Morgana · 41 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | February 13, 2024 | Sophie Mann
    A Connecticut church pastor was arrested last week and charged with dealing crystal meth out of his church's rectory, say local police. Herbert Miller, 63, the reverend of the Woodbury United Methodist Church, was arrested Friday after being pulled over by state troopers in Woodbury. He was found to be in possession of crystal methamphetamine in both rock and liquid form, the latter of which was discovered in a hypodermic needle, ready for injection. A police report says that Miller was 'observed operating his vehicle with a suspended registration for failing to maintain insurance requirements.' When police found the vehicle,...
  • McLean County pastor convicted of stealing from church, faces up to 10 years in prison

    02/11/2024 8:17:21 AM PST · by Morgana · 27 replies
    Bismark Tribune ^ | February 1, 2024 | BRAD NYGAARD
    A McLean County pastor has been convicted of embezzling from a church where she served. Erin Gullickson, 45, was found guilty of felony theft of property Tuesday following a two-day trial in Washburn and faces up to 10 years in prison. A judge ordered a presentence investigation. Sentencing will be scheduled later. Charges against Gullickson were filed in February 2023 after funds totaling nearly $80,000 were allegedly misappropriated from Our Savior Lutheran Church in Max. Gullickson served as pastor at Our Savior and also at Concordia Lutheran in Benedict. Both McLean County churches are congregations within the Evangelical Lutheran Church...
  • Lutheran Youth Conference Ft. Mom with Undiagnosed ‘Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy’

    01/24/2024 1:52:43 PM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    Protestia ^ | staff
    The ELCA Youth Ministry Network, or ‘The Network,’ is the demonic denomination’s flagship ministry, which supposedly “exists to strengthen and empower adult leaders in children, youth and family ministry, in service to Christ” but in reality serves to drag them to hell. They recently held Extravaganza 2024, the Network’s annual conference, which drew over “1,000 leaders in children, youth and family ministry, along with teachers, resource providers and leaders” for four days of “renewal, education and networking.” Along with workshops that explore “what could be if we were to reimagine the invitations of the Lord’s Prayer through a womanist lens,”...
  • Alistair Begg Caves to LGBTQ Movement, Suggests Christians Attend LGBTQ Wedding Ceremonies

    01/20/2024 7:06:50 PM PST · by Morgana · 34 replies
    Disntr ^ | January 18, 2024 | staff
    In 2014, Russell Moore, then president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) advised Southern Baptists to attend a “gay wedding” reception as a gesture of affection towards a homosexual friend or relative. Moore was criticized for this stance, and rightly so, yet this stance was quickly adopted by the progressive stream of Southern Baptists and Evangelicals and has become the norm within movements such as Revoice. Yet, Moore’s advice is inextricably entangled with a fundamental flaw—it tacitly endorses what Scripture explicitly identifies as an ungodly union. The Bible’s portrayal of marriage as a sacred covenant...