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  • Woman defrocked from United Methodist Church over same-sex relationship reinstated

    05/24/2024 9:02:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/24/2024 | Michael Gryboski
    A former United Methodist Church pastor who was defrocked about 20 years ago for being in a same-sex romantic relationship has been reinstated by the mainline Protestant denomination. The UMC Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference voted overwhelmingly during a closed session of around 200 clergy on Tuesday evening to readmit Beth Stroud. Bishop John Schol, head of both the Eastern Pennsylvania and Greater New Jersey annual conferences, said he was “deeply grateful for the discernment of the clergy” and “grateful that the church has opened up to LGBTQ persons.” “I couldn’t be prouder as your bishop, and you couldn’t have given...
  • Anglican Bishop Deposed for Inappropriate Relationships Amid Calls for Transparency

    05/23/2024 1:19:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | May 21, 2024 | Kathryn Post
    (RNS) — Nearly three years ago, Bishop Stewart Ruch of the Anglican Church in North America’s Upper Midwest Diocese admitted “regrettable errors” in handling sexual abuse allegations against a lay minister, before taking a leave of absence. An acting bishop took over the diocese and another ACNA bishop, Todd Atkinson, was tapped to assist him. But Ruch’s absence hasn’t quelled the simmering controversy in the diocese, a sliver of the small, theologically conservative denomination that split from the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church of Canada in 2009 over those two denominations’ acceptance of LGBTQ clergy and marriage for same-sex...
  • Union Seminary Hires Sikh as Professor of Religion

    05/23/2024 11:23:20 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 23, 2024 | staff
    Union Theological Seminary has a storied history that dates back to its Presbyterian founding in 1836. Despite its origins, the seminary has always been a center for liberalism, never truly grounding itself in the Scriptures or the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Over the decades, Union has further devolved, abandoning any pretense of Christian orthodoxy in favor of progressive cultural trends. According to a press release on its website, Union Theological Seminary recently appointed Dr. Simran Jeet Singh, a Sikh, as an Assistant Professor in Interreligious Histories. This decision highlights Union’s ongoing departure from Christianity and rebellion against God. This latest...
  • Antichrist will make Peace Treaty with Israel (Bible Prophecy) (VIDEO)

    05/23/2024 10:58:45 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 19 replies
    100Huntley YouTube Channel ^ | Oct 16, 2023 | 100Huntley
    Short video - just under 10 minutes Mostly pretty good - a few images from Israel in the video Not for everyone of couse, so YMMV
  • What Antichrist will do in Israel is shocking (Bible Prophecy) - Dr David Jeremiah (VIDEO)

    05/23/2024 4:39:52 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 14 replies
    100Huntley YouTube Channel ^ | Oct 9, 2023 (2 days after 10/7 Hamas Terrorist Attack on Israel) | 100Huntley
    Video length 12:41
  • The Great Reset: Global Government & Digital Currency by 2030? | Kwak Brothers | Watchman Newscast (VIDEO)

    05/18/2024 4:27:24 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 13 replies
    Erick Stakelbeck on TBN YouTube Channel ^ | May 19, 2023 | Erick Stakelbeck on TBN
    On today’s Watchman Newscast, host Erick Stakelbeck is joined by the Kwak brothers to break down why the year 2030 is so pivotal for the Great Reset agenda—and how the push for global government and a digital currency is growing at an alarming rate. Does this sinister movement have prophetic implications? Watch now!
  • This, too, could pass: Christian group’s rule keeping beaches closed on Sunday mornings may end

    05/17/2024 7:20:25 PM PDT · by Morgana · 36 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | May 16, 2024 | Wayne Parry
    <p>OCEAN GROVE, N.J. (AP) — In this seaside community that calls itself “God’s Square Mile at the Jersey Shore,” all the land is owned by a religious group that has for generations enforced an 11th Commandment: Thou shalt stay off the beach on Sunday morning.</p>
  • Woke Church Performs Feminist Remix of ‘Be Thou My Vision’

    05/17/2024 1:32:58 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Protestia ^ | May 17, 2024 | staff
    Boise’s Cathedral Of The Rockies is one of the worst churches goat pens around. They’re a pro-LGBTQQIP2SAA, pro-choice United Methodist Church (ie, not a church at all) that we last wrote about after they sent out a church newsletter encouraging congregants to help abortion-minded women by paying for their abortions, abortion pills, and traveling expenses to cover the costs of their baby-killing in light of the overturning of Roe. v. Wade. During a recent service, they put on a feminist remix of ‘Be Thou My Vision’ titled ‘God of the Women.’ Written by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette in 1998, she says...
  • Gay Episcopal priests pay for surrogate baby boy, say the phrase “protect children from priests” is “harmful”

    05/16/2024 10:06:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    Not The Bee ^ | May 14, 2024 | John Knox
    We all remember the disturbing priest abuse scandal in which thousands of young boys were abused. Now, it seems gay priests can purchase a baby from a surrogate whenever they want. According to several viral posts on X, this Episcopal gay couple (who look like they have a 20-year age difference between them) purchased a baby boy from a surrogate. In their announcement on Instagram, they said this: (Image on link BARF ALERT) We hope our family can be a reminder that 'protect your children from priests' is just as harmful as 'protect your children from drag queens.' Both are...
  • ‘The After Party’ Takes a Hit After Founder David French Disinvited from PCA Panel

    05/16/2024 7:58:18 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Protestia ^ | May 16, 2024 | staff
    The controlled opposition at ‘The After Party’ is crying foul after founder David French had his panel discussion at the PCA’s upcoming General Conference canceled, following a public outcry from conservative Christians dismayed at his original invite. Last week, in a bewildering and blisteringly backward move, the Presbyterian Church of America announced that David French would be a featured panelist at the 2024 General Assembly, speaking on “How to Be Supportive of Your Pastor and Church Leaders in a Polarized Political Year.” They could have selected few worse people, given French’s partisan pedigree and progressive politics, made evident by the...
  • Taylor Swift Sunday Service Packs German Church to Overflowing

    05/15/2024 6:03:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 15, 2024 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    A 600-year-old church in southern Germany drew some 1,200 people to a Taylor Swift-themed worship service on Sunday, local media reported. Heidelberg’s famous Church of the Holy Spirit, originally Catholic and now Protestant, hosted a liturgical service bearing the title “Anti-Hero — Taylor Swift Church Service,” in an effort to attract younger people, Deutsche Welle (DW) reported. “The Church of the Holy Spirit has always been a place of encounter and exchange,” said Heidelberg Pastor Christof Ellsiepen. “That’s why a pop-music religious service fits so perfectly. With it, we are giving space to the questions and issues that occupy the...
  • Far-right Christians blame Madonna’s ‘satanic’ concert for floods in southern Brazil

    05/15/2024 5:46:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | May 13, 2024 | Eduardo Campos Lima
    SÃO PAULO, Brazil (RNS) — Conservative Christians are accusing the pop star Madonna, who gave a free concert on Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana Beach May 4, of including satanic rituals in the show, with catastrophic consequences for Brazil. The concert, the last stop on Madonna’s The Celebration Tour, drew more than 1.6 million Brazilians and fans from neighboring countries and was aired in its entirety on Rede Globo, the national TV network. Besides a diverse cast and some sexual play that LGBTQ+ Brazilians and other minorities said spotlighted their communities, the show projected images of Brazilian human rights icons, including...
  • PCA cancels General Assembly panel featuring prominent Trump critic, David French after opposition

    05/15/2024 11:07:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/15/2024 | Michael Gryboski
    The Presbyterian Church in America has canceled a panel discussion scheduled for its churchwide gathering next month that would have included Evangelical writer and New York Times columnist David French in response to much opposition. ByFaith, the official magazine of the PCA, reported on Tuesday that the panel scheduled for the theologically conservative denomination's June General Assembly in Richmond, Virginia, had been canceled."The concerns that have been raised about the seminar and its topic have been so significant that it seems wisest for the peace and unity of the church not to proceed in this way," stated the PCA Administrative...
  • Signs of the End Times are 'Intensifying' as Anti-Semitism Soars (VIDEO)

    05/14/2024 4:12:06 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 12 replies
    CBN News YouTube ^ | Feb 22, 2024 | CBN News
    Hat tip to Maudeen for finding this video Video is 19:24 in length
  • Mark of the Beast & Christ's Return in Revelation - Dr. David Jeremiah (VIDEO)

    05/13/2024 8:44:16 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 37 replies
    100Huntley YouTube Channel ^ | Nov 11, 2021 | 100Huntley
    David Jeremiah is interviewed by someone from 100 Huntley Street Video is 11:36 in length
  • Episcopal Pastrix Rejoices After Receiving ‘Merch’ for Pride Eucharist

    05/11/2024 4:44:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Protestia ^ | May 11, 2024 | staff
    Jubilee Episocla Church is a “colorful, warm, multi-generational new congregation rooted” in North Austin. Led by The Rev. Lizzie McManus-Dail, she is a self-proclaimed “second-generation clergywoman and, specifically, a clergywoman mama” who “delights in talking about motherhood, pregnancy, and reproductive justice from this lens of faith and leadership in the church.” We’ve mentioned her a few times, chiefly after she claimed she “loves the Feast of the Presentation in Luke 2 because it “centers the postpartum experience.” The church recently announced their thirds annual ‘Pride Eucharist’ is upon them, requesting folks save the date. Rev Lizzie recently shared her elation...
  • PCA Invites David French, Supporter of Child Castration, ‘Gay Marriage’ and ‘Drag Queen Story Hour,’ To Speak at General Assembly

    05/11/2024 4:39:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    Protestia ^ | May 11, 2024 | staff
    In a truly bewildering and blisteringly backward move, the powers that be in the Presbyterian Church of America, a conservative denomination that is typically the antithesis of the satanic PCUSA, have announced that David French will be a featured panelist at the 2024 General Assembly, speaking on “How to Be Supportive of Your Pastor and Church Leaders in a Polarized Political Year.” They could have selected few worse people, given French’s partisan pedigree and progressive politics. French, who we like to unaffectionately call ‘The State’s Fool”, is a self-proclaimed “conservative” Christian commentator who can always be counted on to give...
  • China's Big Development Could Set World Up for Mark of the Beast (==> 2021 Video)

    05/11/2024 3:51:58 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 24 replies
    CBN News YouTube ^ | Jul 6, 2021 | CBN News
    Bit of an older video which I'm going to use as a lead-in to a video from a woman shopping in China (6-month old video). In her video (which follows) she must have a phone app tied to a Chinese bank account and MUST have FACIAL RECOGNITION to authorize the spending from that account. Rich or Poor Free or Bond (slave, essentially) Great or Small (Famous or not famous) THIS is how various governments around the world will control their citizens. You don't have to believe it; but you can watch it continue to unfold.
  • “Family Friendly” Drag Clown “Pastor” Compares Himself to Peter While Complaining The Church Has Harmed Queer People

    05/10/2024 9:30:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Disntr ^ | May 10, 2024 | staff
    Allendale United Methodist “Church” is already under fire for allowing minors to attend a drag queen show during its worship service, blatantly disregarding Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s legislation that prohibits exposing children to sexualized performances. One particularly egregious instance in 2022 involved Isaac Simmons, also known as drag queen “Ms. Pennycost,” who is now an ordained “pastor” or “priestess” or whatever in the UMC. Simmons openly challenges the authority of Scripture and adopts a heretical view of God, evident through his sacrilegious writings. In their most recent display of egregious sex cult aberrant behavior, this place, calling itself a “church,”...
  • Pro-Choice Presbyterian Pastor Complains that Nurses in Some States Try to Save Breathing Babies from Botched Abortions

    05/10/2024 9:18:00 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Protestia ^ | May 10, 2024 | staff
    Rebecca Todd Peters is a professor, author, and Presbyterian Church (USA) ‘Pastor.’ She has been “active denominationally and ecumenically for over twenty-five years.” She represents the PCUSA as a member of the Faith and Order Standing Commission of the World Council of Churches. A lover of all things baby-killing, she also serves on the Clergy Advocacy Board of Planned Parenthood and was recently elected Vice President of the Society of Christian Ethics. It’s unsurprising then that she’s celebrated and tolerated within her denomination. The PCUSA has denigrated to one massive pen for goats, run by spiritual criminals and hirelings, with...