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Rev. Rafael Cruz: ‘There is an Attack on Christianity’ in America
Cybercast News Service ^ | May 23, 2014 - 11:20 AM | Lauretta Brown

Posted on 05/24/2014 1:42:07 AM PDT by Olog-hai

Rev. Rafael Cruz, director of Purifying Fire Ministries and father of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), said the Christian church in America is under attack “more and more every day,” and noted that many pastors are afraid of losing their tax-exempt status if they speak out on political issues.

Cruz stressed, however, that “no church in America has ever lost its tax-exempt status for speaking on what’s happening in the country.” […]

In his address at the Pastor’s Briefing, Rev. Cruz exhorted pastors to speak out on issues such as abortion and homosexual “marriage.”

“The question is how long are we going to remain silent,” said Rev. Cruz. “Will God hold us accountable for our silence?” …

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: antichristian; homosexualagenda; liberalagenda; obama; rafaelcruz; tedcruz; texas

1 posted on 05/24/2014 1:42:07 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

A couple decades too late to complain!


2 posted on 05/24/2014 1:45:08 AM PDT by Deagle (ues)
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To: Deagle

1994 was the right time to complain?


3 posted on 05/24/2014 1:53:47 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

“no church in America has ever lost its tax-exempt status for speaking on what’s happening in the country.”
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Look for that to change in the Obamanation.


4 posted on 05/24/2014 1:59:56 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: Olog-hai

You know complaining has gone on for more that that but it only gets worse. Do you suggest a earlier or later year? Please, it seems to be a problem without scope and will continue to get worse. As the years go by, folks that benefit from their sacrifice continue to age - maybe that is the problem. Only those involved in the wars really appreciate what they accomplished. Youngsters today just want their iPhones and iPads, otherwise, just leave them alone...

Yes, probably just a rant from the previous generation about today’s generation - common don’t ya know.


5 posted on 05/24/2014 2:07:26 AM PDT by Deagle (ues)
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To: Olog-hai

Duh!


6 posted on 05/24/2014 2:17:39 AM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..)d)
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To: Deagle; Olog-hai

I would like to see more post with ideas about how the disintegration can be halted.
We all know that the educational system and the media are the two most overwhelming reasons for the decay and introduction to a Marxist/Communist society.
We can chirp all day on FR, but it will do nothing.
Keep in mind, it is one thing to fight a foreign invader, but a civil war is ...well, you know.


7 posted on 05/24/2014 2:19:58 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: Olog-hai

Be Your Way


8 posted on 05/24/2014 2:25:22 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (You can't be passive and moral.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Surrender
http://ht.salemweb.net/zcast/save-america-ministries/2014/05-21/408460/save-america-ministrie_2014-05-21_save-america-ministrie_20140522085457.mp3?type=podcast


9 posted on 05/24/2014 2:27:10 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (You can't be passive and moral.)
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To: AlexW

Well, have to say that Olog-hai seemed to be more interested in determining when the problem started rather than a solution - or should I say, arguing the point of when it should have been recognized.

I have to say that I understand that these ideas have become ingrained in society (our young people) by Government schools, media, businesses, and just about all other aspects of society...so,

There is no easy solution, no quick answer, not even a long term answer it seems (to me). Unfortunately, the only resolution I see is a complete breakdown of current society and a remake by the new generation. Not going to happen when they no longer believe in the same values, much less the Constitution. Your on your own here about how to resolve the problem and would sure like to hear your ideas!


10 posted on 05/24/2014 2:37:24 AM PDT by Deagle (ues)
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To: Olog-hai

Abortion and homosexual marriage are not political issues, but the left will still wave it over the heads of churches and use it as a club when necessary.


11 posted on 05/24/2014 2:58:01 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Deagle

“Your on your own here about how to resolve the problem and would sure like to hear your ideas!”
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That is the real conundrum. It is one thing when a country is being invaded from the outside, but America is disintegrating from the inside. Frankly, I have no clue as to how it can be saved, as the immigrant and black population is far out-breading the traditional Americans. This is the one time when I am happy to be a senior citizen, outside of the loop, and outside of the country.
Those that claim to stay and fight, have yet to give me one example of how they can or will do that. We have only a vote, and we are outvoted. The media and educational sysyems are now fully controlled by the Marxist.
I really do yearn for serious ideas on how America can turn away from the darkness. So far, I hear only crickets chirping.


12 posted on 05/24/2014 2:59:19 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: AlexW

“If MY PEOPLE will hear my voice and call my name I will heal their land...”. There’s yer plan.


13 posted on 05/24/2014 3:50:14 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: Olog-hai

Wish I could find a pastor like this around here.


14 posted on 05/24/2014 3:51:06 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: AlexW

Maybe no church has lost its tax exemption (yet) but some people have had their livelihoods taken away by the militant gays.


15 posted on 05/24/2014 4:24:18 AM PDT by heye2monn (MO)
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To: Olog-hai

If I hadn’t looked it up, I wouldn’t have known that the USCCB (U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops) actually has a committee on religious liberty.

Of course, the USCCB will never do anything that might hurt pro-abortion politicians politically, so we can expect continued silence about Obama’s anti-Christian activities.


16 posted on 05/24/2014 4:37:59 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: AlexW

We need a good leader and a cleansing fight to rid this land of Marxism. Of course, great leadership is hard to come by.


17 posted on 05/24/2014 6:33:24 AM PDT by ohioman
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To: Olog-hai

He’s a bit late (about 45 years) to say this now :/


18 posted on 05/24/2014 8:48:11 AM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: Olog-hai; All

Why is it when discussions about God, morality, cultural change driven by this regime which controls the direction this country is taking comes up. Or even speculate on why every statement turns out to be a lie or a complete falsehood when uttered by a democrat.

Nobody mentions what happened at the democratic party 2012 national convention.

I have yet to see a replay of that vote where they voted against the very mention of God’s Name before they didn’t vote for it.But claim they did.


19 posted on 05/24/2014 8:49:08 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: AlexW

Take your children out of the communist-run school system, number one.
Start a Bible study in your own home and teach exclusively from Scripture, not books by many of the recent populist pastors-number 2.
Pray without ceasing, especially for your pastor and staff, that God’s Word is rightly divided and they all have the courage to speak the Truth, number 3.
Take a stand whenever possible on issues in your own communities. When we sit back and let others take command of the issue, our silence is the same as agreement. We don’t need to be contentious, but we do need to stand our ground based on our Constitutional rights of free speech, and speaking it in love and with compassion, number 4.

These things would go a long way. When we stay at home in our nice safe homes and only complain, we give the outspoken their way. I’ve been pleased to see that the right has refrained from disorderly conduct and shouting matches. It makes the left look like what they are...really. The only plan they have is to shout us down, but that is no fun (to them) if they are the only ones participating! It makes them look desperate. Let their desperation make them do things that is truly ugly, as that does make some people shy away from them eventually. We have no reason to feel desperate. In Jesus, even though things look bad, we know we are on the winning side of history. We are free to be His people in spirit and in Truth, and despite what they may do to us and our bodies, we know that our reward will be worth it. Besides, lost people need to see what God’s nature is, and that is not in acting like the left.


20 posted on 05/24/2014 9:59:44 AM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: AlexW; FreedomPoster; NFHale; wku man; Marcella; AllAmericanGirl44; raybbr; OldPossum; Old Sarge; ..

“Those who claim to stay and fight have yet to give me one example of how they can or will do that”. There you go again lyin’ your cowardly butt off. Go back thru some of the DAWG’S past posts and you will see what is recommended as what ‘fighting back’ could entail. You might need your “Washing Machine” to explain to your America bashing self what ‘fight’ means but that is okay, (WM: Mista Alec, Mista Alec, my ancestors fought for the Phillippines, why you not fight for America? Why warn Americans to run like the scared rabbit you are? Why FReeper DAWGS call you chickensh&t?”), you most likely don’t have a clue. WHERE IS THE QUOTE TURDLETTE?


21 posted on 05/24/2014 9:20:34 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a great life!)
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To: AlexW; NFHale; DuncanWaring; Marcella; Windflier; AllAmericanGirl44; bobby.223; raybbr; ...
"Those that claim to stay and fight, have yet to give me one example of how they can or will do that."

We could explain guerrilla tactics to you 'til we're blue in the face, but it would do no good, because you're a cowardly chickens**t who would wet his pants at the very thought of having to man up and defend his nation. Furthermore, we wouldn't tell you how we're going to do anything because of this thing called OPSEC. Since you have not one single solitary minute of military service time, you don't know what that is, so Google it.

Lastly, why the hell do you even care? You're the chickens**t worm who deserted his nation 10 years ago to live in Turd World sewers from Eastern Europe to the Philippines. You're the worthless scumbag who bashes the greatest nation in history, yet still has to live off the sweat of we Americans to buy your bottle of red wine a day. You're the lying sack of horse crap that's going to be dragged away to a pineapple grove at the hands of Muzzie rebels and get his headed sawed off by a dull, rusty machete. Why do you even care? No, you don't hear crickets chirping...you hear Dawg Soldiers growling every time you open your filthy, rotten sewer hole of a mouth to bash our Republic, only you're too much of a lying, yellow-bellied coward to acknowledge us calling you out.

Which reminds me...where's the quote, scumbag? You lying worm, produce the quote where I supposedly said what you accused me of. Lowlife cowardly sack of chicken crap...

Dawg Soldiers up! Grrrrrrrrrr...

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

22 posted on 05/24/2014 10:04:29 PM PDT by wku man (We are the 53%! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUXN0GDuLN4)
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Rand Paul: Time for GOP to soften war stance
...by softening its edge on some volatile social issues and altering its image as the party always seemingly "eager to go to war... We do need to expand the party and grow the party and that does mean that we don't always all agree on every issue" ... the party needs to become more welcoming to individuals who disagree with basic Republican doctrine on emotional social issues such as gay marriage... "We're going to have to be a little hands off on some of these issues ... and get people into the party," Paul said.
[Posted on 01/31/2013 5:08:50 PM PST by xzins]

23 posted on 05/25/2014 4:11:43 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Olog-hai.


24 posted on 05/25/2014 4:11:50 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: AlexW; Marcella; NFHale; Windflier; AllAmericanGirl44; wku man; Old Sarge; raybbr; bobby.223; ...
We have only a vote, and we are outvoted.

No, Al, we don't only have a vote.

We also have our refusal.

But then you are, by your own admission, not into "sheepdogs".

25 posted on 05/25/2014 4:16:23 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Olog-hai

It’s not churches I’m worried about (yet), it’s individual Christians who are being ground down.

When this pogrom is finished, dominating formal church organizations will just be icing on the Left’s cake.


26 posted on 05/25/2014 6:02:45 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: AlexW; DuncanWaring; wku man; Windflier; Marcella; Old Sarge; AllAmericanGirl44; OldPossum; ...

Al, Today is Memorial Day here in America.

You know, the day we honor those who DIDN’T run away.

Put a sock in it, chum.


27 posted on 05/26/2014 11:34:15 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: DuncanWaring; NFHale; Marcella; Windflier; AllAmericanGirl44; bobby.223; raybbr; OldPossum; ...
I've not seen the movie, but I love that clip. It's spot on, and I wish Idaho Gov. Butch Otter had watched and taken it to heart before knuckling under to the Obammunists and agreeing to create a state "insurance exchange". I'd have heartily voted for him in the primary had he refused to participate in Obammunistcare, and instead invited every health insurance company to compete for business in an open Idaho market.

BTW, after having recently re-watched "The Pianist", it occurs to me that state "insurance exchanges" are something akin to the Jewish police in the Warsaw ghetto. But I digress.

Oh yeah...hey Alex, where's the quote, you lying worm? You miserable, yellow-bellied scumbag? I'm still calling you out, little girl.

Dawg soldiers up! Grrrrrrrr...

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

28 posted on 05/26/2014 11:45:36 AM PDT by wku man (We are the 53%! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUXN0GDuLN4)
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To: Olog-hai

Churches are exempt from tax under the First Amendment, not the IRS code. They were considered tax exempt before there was an IRS. That is why there is an automatic exemption for them.


29 posted on 05/26/2014 11:48:16 AM PDT by kaehurowing (FIGHT BULLYING, UNINSTALL FIREFOX)
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To: wku man; DuncanWaring

My favorite movie, “Michael Collins”.


30 posted on 05/26/2014 12:38:34 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

I wouldn’t say it’s my favorite, but it’s certainly in the Top 5.


31 posted on 05/26/2014 12:43:08 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DuncanWaring

I got a LOT of “favorite” movies... haha!


32 posted on 05/26/2014 1:12:22 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: AlexW; wku man; Marcella; Windflier; DuncanWaring

“We have only a vote, and we are outvoted.”

What’s this ‘we’ nonsense, got a mouse in your pocket?

Still beating the same tired boring drum ‘eh?
“whattda we do, whattda we do?”

Did you pray today Al? Did you consider anyone other than yourself today Al?

God Bless America, land of the free and the BRAVE


33 posted on 05/26/2014 10:53:12 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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