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  • New Poll: Only 84 Percent of Protestants Identify as Straight

    09/20/2023 7:52:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 45 replies
    Disntr ^ | September 19, 2023 | staff
    What a golden age we live in, where even those who lay claim to the name of Christ, pretending to uphold the pillars of the Christian faith toss those very pillars aside like yesterday’s trash. Clearly, or queerly, I should say, the future of the world is, well, queer. A new poll by Ryan Burge, a social researcher and pastor at American Baptist has unmasked the illusion, revealing that only—brace yourself—a whopping 84% of professing Protestants identify as straight. Now, doesn’t that set the heavenly choirs singing? Clearly, the Bible must be a complex puzzle if so many are getting...
  • Hundreds of Protestants attended a sermon in Nuremberg given by ChatGPT, which told them not to fear death

    06/10/2023 11:49:49 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 49 replies
    rifnote.com ^ | 06 10 2023 | Staff
    The artificial intelligence chatbot asked the believers in the fully packed St. Paul’s church in the Bavarian town of Fuerth to rise from the pews and praise the Lord. Hundreds of protestants gathered in Nuremberg, Germany to hear a sermon written by ChatGPT. Multiple avatars controlled by ChatGPT delivered the sermon on a huge screen above the altar. During the sermon, ChatGPT told the congregation not to fear death. The ChatGPT chatbot, personified by an avatar of a bearded Black man on a huge screen above the altar, then began preaching to the more than 300 people who had shown...
  • Pope to appoint women as lectors, catechists at Vatican for second time

    01/18/2023 8:40:37 AM PST · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 17, 2023 | Michael Haynes
    Pope to appoint women as lectors, catechists at Vatican for second timeThe event is possible due to Pope Francis' 2021 motu proprio, which has been described as ‘a tectonic shift both in theology and in praxis.’Pope Francis receives the cruets from two women during MassVATICAN CITY (LifeSiteNews) — Pope Francis will confer the ministries of lector and catechist to women for the second time, in a Mass to be held at the Vatican this Sunday. In a press release sent out by the Dicastery for Evangelization, the Holy See Press Office announced that the conferral of the two ministries would...
  • The Sharp Decline in Biden’s Support Among Black Protestants

    02/13/2022 3:14:24 PM PST · by ebb tide · 23 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | February 12, 2022 | George Neumayr
    The Sharp Decline in Biden’s Support Among Black Protestants It is another reason for Democrats to panic.In Virginia’s gubernatorial race last year, the Democrats campaigned heavily in black churches. Despite their obvious secularism, the Democrats deployed a self-described “souls to the polls” strategy, urging black churchgoers to vote after Sunday services. Kamala Harris, who normally insists on the separation of church and state, even cut a campaign ad for gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe that was shown in 300 black churches across Virginia.But this gimmicky and hypocritical effort failed. Religious blacks did not carry McAuliffe to victory. Now we may know...
  • In Sarasota, Florida, Amish snowbirds.

    02/13/2022 8:42:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/13/2022 | Dennis Lennox
    AMISH IN SARASOTA, FLORIDA As with elsewhere in Florida, snowbirds are a regular sight here. But intermixed with the more stereotypical visitors to Sarasota, a city and county on the Gulf of Mexico coast in southwest Florida, is a large community of Amish. Like other snowbirds, the Amish come from locales with cold winters. Think central Ohio, northern Indiana and, of course, the unofficial Amish capital of Lancaster County in Pennsylvania. At the height of the season, about 5,000 winter-weary Amish and Mennonites call Pinecraft, an enclave about 20 minutes from the popular St. Armand’s Circle, home. In the summer,...
  • As Christian Cold War Heats Up, The Faithful Are Equipping For Battle

    10/04/2021 10:22:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    The Federalist.com ^ | October 4, 2021 | Joy Pullman
    The Christian cold war will mean an increase in church splits, takeovers, and other power struggles as people choose sides on existential questions, including theology.Along with the rest of the country, American Christianity is in the middle of a cold war. As this war heats up, it will mean church splits, takeovers, fights over denominational resources, and other power struggles as the Donald Trump era has increasingly brought clarity and pushed people to choose sides on existential questions.The Southern Baptist Convention, the United States’ largest Protestant denomination, is one key example of this dynamic affecting American Christianity as a whole....
  • Secret Commission: Is Francis Preparing His Next Attack On the Church?

    08/04/2021 1:33:24 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | August 4, 2021 | Gloria TV
    Secret Commission: Is Francis Preparing His Next Attack On the Church?Francis wants to „study“ Communion for Protestants, MarcoTossatti.com (August 4) writes.However, Protestants don’t fulfil the two prerequisits for receiving Communion, i.e. going to confession and believing in transsubstantiation.Rumours say that Francis instructed the Secretary of the Liturgy Congregation, Archbishop Vittorio Francesco Viola, a former lecturer at the anti-Catholic Liturgical Institute of Sant'Anselmo, Rome, to organise a „confidential commission“ in September, and to report directly within only two months to Francis.In defiance of all pretended 'synodality', this method which Francis likes is bypassing the Cardinals, bishops, and all bodies in charge...
  • An Insider’s Guide To The 2021 Southern Baptist Convention

    06/21/2021 10:54:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 21, 2021 | Josh Herring
    This year, the nation’s largest Protestant body focused on three interrelated issues: the aftermath of Russell Moore’s resignation, the denomination’s presidency, and critical race theory.The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, and other outlets published major articles previewing the 2021 annual Southern Baptist Convention. Now that the convention is over, here’s a more detailed overview of what happened from an insider’s perspective. As a lifelong Southern Baptist, a graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and an observer of Baptist politics over the last decade, I offer the following thoughts.The 2021 SBC was essentially a family squabble worked out...
  • German Churches Plan to Continue Talks on Shared Communion

    10/13/2020 6:03:37 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    BONN, Germany (CNS) — The German Catholic bishops’ conference and the council of the Evangelical Church in Germany plan to continue their discussions about shared Communion, reported the German Catholic news agency, KNA. German Catholic and Protestant theologians and bishops had published an appraisal of the topic in May, and it was scheduled to be discussed at the German bishops’ fall plenary assembly in Fulda at the end of September. However, on Sept. 18, the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith voiced strong objections to the appraisal, saying that differences between Catholics and Protestants in the understanding of...
  • Protestants to take Catholic communion at John Calvin's Cathedral in Geneva on leap year day

    02/17/2020 7:30:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/17/2020 | Brandon Showalter
    In a first since the Reformation era, Protestants are set to receive communion during a Catholic mass at a historic Cathedral in Geneva, Switzerland, John Calvin's adopted home. The historic Swiss church, Saint-Pierre Reformed Protestant church, will hold a Catholic mass on Feb. 29, leap day, and Protestants have been invited to attend and take part, including in receiving communion. Although open communion is forbidden by Catholic doctrine, the practice is reportedly common in Geneva, according to Protest Info, a Swiss Protestant news outlet. The church became the home of French Protestant Reformer John Calvin, whose famous triangular chair continues...
  • German cardinal: Some synodal path proposals are ‘incompatible’ with Catholic faith

    02/03/2020 9:22:37 AM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 3, 2020 | Martin Bürger
    German cardinal: Some synodal path proposals are ‘incompatible’ with Catholic faith February 3, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki has lamented that all his worries about the synodal path in Germany have come true, warning that he believes “many arguments put forward at the first synodal assembly are incompatible with the faith and teaching of the universal Church.” He also pointed out, “My great concern that, due to the way this event was conceived and constituted, a Protestant church parliament is being implemented here, so to speak, has proved to be justified.” The first assembly of the synodal...
  • Confronting the German Bishops of Suspicion—And the New Protestant Reformation

    01/30/2020 3:07:52 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    New Walden ^ | January 30, 2020 | John Gravino
    Confronting the German Bishops of Suspicion—And the New Protestant Reformation Confronting the Pope of Suspicion warned that theology was being replaced by social science. Today is the official launch of the much publicized German national synod, an event which was announced last December in a shocking press release from the German bishops’ conference. The purpose of the two-year synodal process is to reevaluate Church teaching on sexual morality, and already they have agreed on changes to teachings on divorce and homosexuality. Regarding the latter, CNA reported the following: Following consultations in Berlin last week, the chairman of the Marriage and...
  • Archbishop of Canterbury Hosts Muslim Gabfest as Peers Push Abortion on Northern Ireland

    08/18/2019 7:04:39 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Church Militant ^ | August 17, 2019 | Jules Gomes
    Archbishop of Canterbury Hosts Muslim Gabfest as Peers Push Abortion on Northern Ireland Truant archbishop marks World Emoji Day as babies are slaughtered LONDON (ChurchMilitant.com) - The archbishop of Canterbury and his fellow bishops in the Church of England are being slammed for skipping the critical House of Lords vote that resulted in the imposition of abortion on Northern Ireland. None of the 26 bishops who serve as voting members of Parliament were present or voted during the debate on July 17 and 18
  • Waterloo Of Boomer Catholics

    08/13/2019 8:12:28 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 93 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | August 12, 2019 | Rod Dreher
    Waterloo Of Boomer Catholics This is pretty amazing. A couple of Portland readers have sent me this story about what happened when the Catholic archbishop of Portland sent a priest in to reform a wackadoodle progressive parish that had gone native. The Oregonian’s report on it is hysterically biased, making the priest look like a monster; the reporter never once appears to have considered that Catholicism is a religion that has clear norms, and this parish’s previous leadership had seriously violated them, for a long time. Anyway, from the story about St. Francis parish, identified by the newspaper as having...
  • Reformation Wall in Geneva Vandalised

    07/18/2019 6:34:04 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    The monument depicting Calvin, Farel, Bèze and Knox appeared covered in paint with the rainbow colours. The city files a complaint.Toursits walking through the Parc des Bastions in Geneva (Switzerland) discovered on July 15 that the Reformation Wall had been vandalised. The monument is one of the main touristic attractions of the city in which Jean Calvin, one of the key French Protestant Reformers, developed his work after 1536. The wall, inaugurated in 1909, also honours the influence of Guillaume Farel, Théodore de Bèze and John Knox. The paint was thrown on the monument forming a rainbow, a symbol of...
  • Protestants decline, more have no religion in a sharply shifting religious landscape (POLL)

    05/15/2018 11:05:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    ABC News ^ | 05/15/2018 | By ALLISON DE JONG
    The nation’s religious makeup has shifted dramatically in the past 15 years, with a sharp drop in the number of Americans who say they’re members of a Protestant denomination – still the nation’s most prevalent religious group – and a rise in the number who profess no religion. On average last year, 36 percent of Americans in ABC News/Washington Post polls identified themselves as members of a Protestant faith, extending a gradual trend down from 50 percent in 2003. That includes an 8-point drop in the number of evangelical white Protestants, an important political group. Reflecting the change among Protestants,...
  • Gallup: Majority of Americans Are Not Protestants

    02/20/2018 6:36:41 PM PST · by marshmallow · 136 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 2/16/18
    (CNSNews.com) - The majority of Americans in 2017 did not identify themselves as Protestants, according to Gallup surveys conducted during the year, and the differing religious denominations tended to be concentrated in certain geographical areas. “About half of Americans (48 percent) identify as Protestants or other Christians who are not Catholic or Mormon,” said Gallup in its analysis of its polling. The numbers from the Gallup survey align with numbers derived from a Pew Research Center survey published in 2015. That survey indicated that from 2007 to 2014, Protestants had dropped from 51.3 percent of the population to 46.5 percent....
  • Where Protestants and Catholics Go When They Leave Their Churches

    02/20/2018 11:58:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 02/20/2018 | RYAN P. BURGE
    Much of the switching in religious identity in the United States over the past several years occurred among the “nones,” specifically Americans who identify as agnostic or as “nothing in particular.” But the Christian landscape hasn’t remained static in the meantime. Though academics have long wondered whether the US will follow the secularizing trend found in most of Europe, the greatest shifts among believers have occurred within Christianity, not away from it. The three-wave Cooperative Congressional Election Study (CCES)—which surveyed the same individuals in 2010, 2012, and 2014, and started with 9,500 respondents—reveals how few Catholics and Protestants have changed...
  • Half of Protestants Agree With Catholics That Good Deeds and Faith Are Needed for Salvation: Pew

    09/02/2017 7:03:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 180 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/01/2017 | Stoyan Zaimov
    About half of Protestants in the U.S. now agree with the "historically Catholic belief" that both faith and good deeds are needed for salvation, rather than faith alone, a Pew Research Center survey shows.White Evangelicals stood out as the strongest believers in faith alone, however.Pew, which released the survey to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, explored different questions, though one of the main focuses was on the requirements for salvation.Fifty-two percent of U.S. Protestants said both good deeds and faith in God are needed to get into heaven; 46 percent said faith alone (sola fide) is needed. Among Catholics,...
  • "Catholics Will Have to Decide Whether They Guard the Faith Over Papolatry"

    07/17/2017 8:08:32 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 1,232 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | July 17, 2017 | Gloria TV
    “Francis is more interested in leftwing politics than in Catholic theology”, George Neumayr, contributing editor of The American Spectator, states talking to Tom Woods on July 14th on tomwoods.com. Woods describes Francis as a result of John Paul II who - as he puts it - appointed "absolutely terrible people" as bishops: "Catholics have suffered under Bergoglios for decades now”. Neumayr agrees that a lot of the liberal bishops were appointed by John Paul II and Benedict XVI. He sees Francis as the “culmination of a century” of liberalism and modernism in the Church. For him it is "highly unlikely"...