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  • No, Prof. Pinker, Belief in an Afterlife is Not a ‘Malignant Delusion’

    05/26/2020 9:03:18 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 11 replies
    The Stream ^ | May 26, 2020 | Michael Brown
    No, Prof. Pinker, Belief in an Afterlife is Not a ‘Malignant Delusion’ A May 20 Washington Post op-ed claimed that evangelical Christians are behind the Republican push to reopen the nation. In response, Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker tweeted on May 21, “Belief in an afterlife is a malignant delusion, since it devalues actual lives and discourages action that would make them longer, safer, and happier. Exhibit A: What’s really behind Republicans wanting a swift reopening? Evangelicals.” (The tweet has since been removed.)Prof. Pinker, a self-described atheist, is wrong on all points. (Practical lesson: You can be a brilliant Harvard scientist...
  • Attackers Burn Church to the Ground After It Defies Lockdown, “I Bet You Stay Home Now Hypokrits”

    05/21/2020 6:01:38 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    Life News ^ | 5/21/20 | Micaiah Bilger
    A Mississippi church that is suing to stay open during the coronavirus shutdowns was destroyed by arson Wednesday, according to local officials. Fox News reports someone also spray-painted graffiti on the First Pentecostal Church of Holly Springs, including a message that read, “I Bet you stay home now you hypokrits [sic].” Local authorities said there was an explosion in the front of the church, and the building caught fire sometime between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. Wednesday. Marshall County Sheriff’s Department Major Kelly McMillian told the local news that the fire is being investigated as a criminal act of arson....
  • Sideways Anger: Mayor Bans Parking Near Church that Plans to Hold Sunday Services

    05/17/2020 10:20:06 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 23 replies
    Second City Cop Blog ^ | May 17, 2020 | Editor
    (CHICAGO) People heading to Philadelphia Romanian Church in Ravenswood on Sunday might have a hard time finding a parking spot. Ald. Matt Martin (47th) said no-parking signs have been put up for several surrounding blocks near the church at 1713 W. Sunnyside Ave. The signs have been mounted on Sunnyside Avenue between Greenview and Ravenswood avenues, and Paulina Street between Lawrence and Berteau avenues. The parking ban is in effect from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. Martin said the signs were put up at the direction of the Mayor’s office, in response to plans by the church to hold...
  • Why do endarkened liberals scoff and mock at prayer?

    05/13/2020 11:20:31 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 28 replies
    Renew America ^ | May 12, 2020 | Linda Kimball
    Why do so-called ‘scientifically enlightened’ progressive liberals ridicule and shame prayer? The answer lies in their view of reality.
  • Councillors, advocates criticize Swiss government’s refusal to ban ‘gay conversion therapy’

    05/05/2020 10:51:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies ^ | 4 October 2019 16:01 CEST+02:00
    Councillors from the city of Basel, as well as representatives from the National Council, have spoken out against the Federal Council for its refusal to put in place laws that would restrict “gay conversion therapy”. Despite gay conversion therapy being heavily criticized by advocacy groups and outlawed in some parts of the world, the LGBTIQ Pink Cross Switzerland organization says that it is “common” in Switzerland. The Federal Council has however stated that it opposes a ban, arguing that the current laws are sufficient to protect people from all types of alternate therapies. Lucas Ott, a representative in the City...
  • Video: Mosque In U.S. Holds Daily Prayers Amid COVID-19 Lockdown While Christians Are Threatened and Fined Everyday

    04/19/2020 3:38:15 PM PDT · by USA Conservative · 32 replies
    Conservative US ^ | 04.19.2020 | Alex Hall
    On Easter, Kentucky State Police were circling the parking lot of a church that’s packed for Easter service — defying state orders — and issuing warnings, if not citations. Following Governors’s license plate order, which applies anyone who attends an in-person church service or any mass gathering, police will refer those motorists to local health departments, which will then order 14-day quarantines – although several attendees told The Courier Journal they have no intention of following the order. While situations like this are happening all over the country on Christians, Muslims can hold their daily prayers in the “epicenter” of...
  • California County Bans Churches From Singing in Online Worship Services

    04/17/2020 4:45:23 PM PDT · by Morgana · 126 replies
    Life News ^ | April 17, 2020 | Micaiah Bilger
    Complaints are mounting about state and local politicians’ restrictions on religious worship in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. This week, a California county is facing criticism for introducing restrictions on singing and playing certain instruments in online worship services. Many churches now are doing online services, instead of in-person gatherings, to protect people from the virus. As Fox News reports, Mendocino County leaders issued the new restrictions just two days before Easter Sunday. The order, which affects about 86,000 people in the county, prohibits religious leaders from singing in online worship services unless they are singing in their homes...
  • 4 Times LGBT Media Turned Coronavirus Coverage Into Attacks On Christians

    04/16/2020 2:21:21 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 16th 2020 | Chad Felix Greene
    For many on the LGBT left, stemming from the left more broadly, mocking and attacking Christians seems to be the only thing giving them a sense of purpose during the COVID-19 crisis. While it is normal to see headlines from major LGBT sites blasting Christian leaders and denouncing the “anti-LGBT” religious right, April has been particularly inundated with such articles, especially on the most-followed LGBT news site, LGBTQ Nation. With its 1.5 million followers on Facebook and 163,000 followers on Twitter, LGBTQ Nation holds a great deal of influence among its readers. Here are four of its headlines in the...
  • John Legend Attacks Pastors in Anti-Easter Service Rant: Don't Let Them 'Kill Your Auntie'

    04/12/2020 11:22:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies ^ | 4/11/2020 | Erin Coates
    John Legend criticized pastors who are choosing to hold in-person services on Easter Sunday in a series of tweets on April 4, saying “don’t let these pastors kill your auntie or grandparent.” The Grammy- and Oscar-winning singer-songwriter’s Twitter rant began with a tweet that included a story from the Los Angeles Times about a church choir in Washington state that held a rehearsal in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. Sixty of the 121 choir members showed up for practice. Three weeks later, 45 had been diagnosed with COVID-19, at least three had been hospitalized and two people were dead.
  • LGBT Activists Slam COVID-19 Aid - Because It's Run By Christians

    04/07/2020 7:05:13 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 30 replies
    pnw ^ | 4/6/2020 | Jonathon Van Maren
    As New York City becomes the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, the city is going into lockdown. Frontline healthcare workers are preparing for shortages of beds and equipment, and the USNS Comfort, a massive hospital ship, has arrived to help deal with the influx of patients. Samaritan's Purse, a Christian humanitarian organization that, among other things, brings medical professionals and supplies to war zones and disaster hotspots around the world, has set up a 68-bed field hospital in Central Park with 60 to 70 medical staff to treat coronavirus patients. The arrival of Samaritan's Purse was...
  • Virus hot spots in South poised for disproportionate suffering

    04/05/2020 7:27:03 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 52 replies
    Politico via MSN ^ | 3 Apr 2020 | DAN GOLDBERG and ALICE MIRANDA OLLSTEIN
    But the states that many experts are most concerned with are the ones that have been slow to clamp down on travel and nonessential businesses. “That’s alarming and scary because we know nobody is immune,” said Ali Mokdad, a health metrics expert at the University of Washington whose modeling has informed White House decisions and shows the peak of the pandemic in Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia, among others, is still weeks away.
  • Former Hillary Clinton staffer tells Trump supporters to ‘chew some ibuprofen and be on with your day,’ refuse ventilators

    03/29/2020 6:47:11 AM PDT · by kevcol · 36 replies
    Twitchy ^ | March 28, 2020 | Brett T.
    The Western New York regional director for both Sens. Hillary Clinton and Kirsten Gillibrand has lost her job at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute after telling Trump supporters on Facebook that if COVID-19 is just a hoax they should refuse ventilators and just “chew some ibuprofen” if they’ve contracted the virus. The Buffalo News reports that Laura Krolczyk, Roswell Park’s vice president for external affairs, was fired after an investigation into her remarks, while a co-worker, Lisa LaTrovato, is on leave for her comments
  • New York Times Blames Evangelical Christians for Coronavirus

    03/28/2020 11:29:51 PM PDT · by bitt · 120 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/27/2020 | joel pollak
    The New York Times published an op-ed Friday that blamed evangelical Christians for the coronavirus pandemic. The argument, by journalist and author Katherine Stewart, is that because religious voters supported Trump, that means he governs without regard for science. Stewart also claims that Republicans, more than Democrats, are likely to deny science. In her op-ed, titled “The Road to Coronavirus Hell Was Paved by Evangelicals,” she writes: Donald Trump rose to power with the determined assistance of a movement that denies science, bashes government and prioritized loyalty over professional expertise. In the current crisis, we are all reaping what that...
  • Coronavirus causes Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence to postpone Hunky Jesus competition

    03/12/2020 6:17:54 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 8 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 11, 2020 | Amanda Bartlett
    Just hours before San Francisco Mayor London Breed issued a citywide ban on all events with 1,000 attendees or more, Hunky Jesus hopefuls were sadly setting aside their loin cloths and crowns of thorns. The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are postponing their 41st annual Easter celebration in Dolores Park as a result of the current threat of coronavirus.
  • Charity Turns Down Donated Bikes from K of C [Knights of Columbus] Over 'Anti-LGBTQ' Beliefs [Canada]

    03/10/2020 6:17:50 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    Vancouver, Canada, Mar 6, 2020 / 08:19 pm (CNA).- A Vancouver-based bicycling charity broke a long-standing partnership with a local Knights of Columbus group this week and rejected their donations of bikes over the Knight’s “anti-LGBTQ+” beliefs, The B.C. Catholic reported. “I’m sad that religious intolerance seems to be getting in the way of getting bikes to poor people,” Graham Darling, the spokesman for the local Knights council, told The B.C. Catholic. The PEDAL Society is a non-profit that recycles and refurbishes used bicycles, and also provides education in bike mechanics to the community. Darling said the society called to...
  • Cross targeted by atheists will remain standing on Florida public property

    02/21/2020 6:24:17 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02/21/2020 | Caleb Parke
    A 78-year-old cross on public property in Florida targeted by atheist groups will remain standing after a victory in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. The court ruled Wednesday that the Bayview Cross in Pensacola, which was built ahead of World War II as a place for the community to gather, does not violate the Constitution. […] The federal appeals court ruled the cross is constitutional, noting it has become “embedded in the fabric of the Pensacola community” and that removing it could “strike many as aggressively hostile to religion.” Four individuals, represented by the American Humanist Association and the...
  • China appoints new Hong Kong chief known for persecuting Christians

    02/15/2020 4:31:49 PM PST · by aimhigh · 5 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 02/15/2020 | Anugrah Kumar
    China has appointed a hardliner, who is known for removing hundreds of crosses from churches in the eastern province of Zhejiang, to take charge of its office overseeing matters in Hong Kong, which might raise concerns among pro-democracy protesters and residents in the semi-autonomous city. Xia Baolong, the vice chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference who was a close aide to Chinese Premier Xi Jinping from 2003 to 2007 when he was Communist Party secretary of Zhejiang Province, will serve as the director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office, China’s Human Resources Ministry has announced, according...
  • Why homophobia will now be illegal in Switzerland

    02/11/2020 10:48:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies ^ | 10 February 2020 11:46 CET+01:00
    The law that protects citizens from racial, ethnic and religious persecution will now also include discrimination based on sexual orientation. More than 63 percent of voters accepted on Sunday the proposal to broaden Switzerland’s current anti-racism legislation to encompass sexual orientation. However, the proposed law for more affordable housing was defeated, with 57.1 percent votes cast against it. With the acceptance of the anti-homophobia legislation, Switzerland will join a handful of other European nations where public incitement to hatred, discrimination, and violence on the basis of sexual orientation is illegal. […] But not everyone was pleased with the referendum’s result....
  • Nike on State Adoption: Just Don't Do It

    02/07/2020 6:43:30 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    FRC Action ^ | February 7, 2020 | Tony Perkins and FRC Action Senior Writers
    Nike loves selling kids shoes -- it just doesn't care if they have a home to wear them in. That's the amazing revelation from a new campaign against Tennessee adoption. The sports giant, which is still on a lot of Americans' you-know-what list after dissing the national anthem, isn't doing itself any favors by signing a letter telling Christians to get out of the childcare business. In a letter that was also signed by corporate titans Amazon, Dell, Mars, IKEA, Hilton, Marriott, and others, a collection of national CEOs warned the state that letting faith groups keep their adoption and...
  • Bolz-Weber’s Middle Finger Intolerance

    02/05/2020 4:37:55 PM PST · by lightman · 29 replies
    The Institute on Religion & Democracy ^ | 3 February A.D. 2020 | Mark Tooley
    Nadia Bolz-Weber is ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), a fast declining liberal Mainline Protestant denomination. Heavily tattooed and often obscene, she’s different from typical Mainline clerics. Formerly pastor of a small Denver church she founded, she’s a fairly popular writer and speaker. Wikipedia calls her a “public theologian.” Ostensibly her vulgarity makes her more authentic. Perhaps she was being authentic when she recently tweeted to her 93,000 followers a pic of her middle finger aimed at a metro Denver bakery, declaring: “My 12-step program is next door to Masterpiece Cake Shop (of anti-gay fame) so as...