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  • Leaked e-mails show DNC meetings with anti-religious freedom project

    07/27/2016 5:14:26 PM PDT · by Fedora · 12 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 07/27/2016 | Kevin J. Jones
    Leaked emails from the Democratic National Committee show efforts to arrange a meeting with a key NGO working to end religious liberty protections.The emails were among thousands that surfaced on the website WikiLeaks July 22. The leak included emails to and from several DNC lead staffers during the period from January 2015 to May 25, 2016.Two May 16 emails from DNC lead staffers, titled “Who do you want at the religious exemption research meeting?”, discuss a presentation from the Movement Advancement Project, an LGBT advocacy group which has challenged religious freedom protections as harmful.The emails follow up on an April...
  • Barney Frank on Justice Scalia at DNC LGBT Caucus: The Most ‘Highly Placed Militant Homophobe’…[tr]

    07/26/2016 6:55:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 26, 2016 | 4:24 PM EDT | Lauretta Brown
    Former Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) spoke at the Democratic National Convention’s LGBT Caucus meeting on Tuesday where he harshly criticized GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s promise to appoint a Supreme Court Justice like the late Antonin Scalia. “There has never been a more highly placed militant homophobe in the history of the United States,” Frank said of Scalia. “He was a bigot.” […] This is not the first time Frank has called Justice Scalia a homophobe. He most recently told Slate following Scalia’s death that he “was troubled that his homophobia never got mentioned when he died.” …
  • California’s War on My Religious College and Others

    07/26/2016 8:16:46 AM PDT · by milton23 · 8 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 7/25/16 | Katrina Trinko
    I had a very weird college experience. My memories aren’t of frat parties, of slugging down drinks in games of quarters or beer pong, of losing my voice cheering at big football games, and of hearing how evil Western civilization is in the classroom. Instead, when I think of my four years at Thomas Aquinas College, I think of drawing Euclidean propositions on a chalkboard, of lively debates about Aristotle’s claims about ethics, of earnest discussions about things as obscure as the nature of being.
  • 'God's Not Dead 2' Billboard Nixed at GOP Convention After Being Called "Incendiary"

    07/13/2016 9:36:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 7/13/16 | Paul Bond
    There will, however, be a billboard advertising atheism at the Republican National Convention, and more than 30 smaller, pro-atheist signs at the Democratic convention. Attendees arriving in Cleveland for the Republican National Convention next week will be greeted by a giant billboard with President Ronald Reagan’s image, quoting him saying, “We establish no religion in this country.” The sign was purchased by an atheist group called the Freedom From Religion Foundation. What convention attendees won’t see, though, is an even larger sign with a pro-religion message that would have advertised the DVD release of God’s Not Dead 2. That’s because,...
  • Russia's Newest Law: No Evangelizing Outside of Church

    07/11/2016 5:26:47 AM PDT · by HLPhat · 70 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 7/8/2016 | Kate Shellnutt
    ...Christians in Russia won’t be allowed to email their friends an invitation to church or to evangelize in their own homes if Russia’s newest set of surveillance and anti-terrorism laws are enacted.The proposed laws, considered the country’s most restrictive measures in post-Soviet history, place broad limitations on missionary work, including preaching, teaching, and engaging in any activity designed to recruit people into a religious group.To share their faith, citizens must secure a government permit through a registered religious organization, and they cannot evangelize anywhere besides churches and other religious sites. The restrictions even apply to activity in private residences...
  • Churches Fear Iowa Law Will Silence Pastors, Open Church Bathrooms to Transgenders

    07/07/2016 12:25:00 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/6/16 | Todd Starnes
    Congregations across the state of Iowa are in grave danger of having their pastors silenced in the pulpit over LGBT public accommodation rules, according to a federal lawsuit filed against the Iowa Civil Rights Commission. Fort Des Moines Church of Christ filed what is known as a “pre-enforcement challenge” – arguing that a portion of the Iowa Civil Rights Act, is a threat to First Amendment freedoms. Alliance Defending Freedom, a legal firm that specializes in religious liberty lawsuits, is representing the church in its fight against the commission. “Churches should be free to teach their religious beliefs and operate...
  • Tebow hate reaches new low

    06/30/2016 3:09:23 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 66 replies
    The Orlando Sentinal ^ | June 29, 2016 | David Whitley
    id you hear the latest about Tim Tebow? He prayed with a woman as her husband was dying from a heart attack during an airplane flight. Isn't that disgusting? "I think I'm going to throw up," one commenter wrote. There have been thousands more like that posted on websites that carried that story. They should provide plenty of material for psychiatrists studying Tebow Derangement Syndrome (TDS). The malady triggers foaming at the mouth among two groups. One believes Tebow would be a great pro quarterback if only the anti-Christian NFL hadn't blackballed him. That has waned a bit as Tebow...
  • Courts say living by Christian faith illegal

    06/28/2016 7:49:21 PM PDT · by detective · 73 replies
    WND ^ | 06/28/2016 | Bob Unruh
    It started out with hints of official, United States governmental oppression of Christianity as soon as same-sex “marriage” became a bullet point for activists – little things like “discrimination” complaints that those choosing alternative sexual lifestyles somehow weren’t applauded as they thought they deserved. Then it became confrontational for Christians who were simply choosing to live by their beliefs – beliefs similar to those held by the nation’s founders. Bakers were penalized for not promoting homosexuality, ditto for photographers and venue owners. Government officials publicly vilified their Christian faith and ordered them, in some case, re-educated. Now two rulings have...
  • Pastor told he cannot advertise Jesus on Colorado Springs bus benches

    06/27/2016 1:19:14 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    gazette.com ^ | 6/25/16 | Jake Allen
    A local pastor said he was told his advertisements on bus benches in Colorado Springs would be barred if they use the name Jesus. Lawson Perdue, a pastor at Charis Christian Center in west Colorado Springs for 15 years, said he was told if the name Jesus was allowed, hate messages would have to be allowed, too. Perdue said his church has been advertising on transit benches in the city for the past three years, using various Jesus-related campaigns. Two years ago benches said "Celebrate Jesus," last year benches said "Experience Jesus," and now benches say "Jesus is Lord."
  • Loose Lips Could Sink Gay Ships

    06/24/2016 9:38:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 24, 2016 | Brent Bozell
    After weeks of indecision, ABC announced on May 12 that it would renew the Catholic-bashing sitcom "The Real O'Neals," which is loosely based on the childhood of zealously gay sex columnist Dan Savage. But then, Noah Galvin, the 22-year-old gay actor who plays the gay son, Kenny, gave an interview to New York Magazine's Vulture blog that was so rude that The Hollywood Reporter said ABC is considering its options, like reducing the number of episodes ordered for season 2. An executive producer who spent four years getting the series on the air was "begging the network not to take...
  • 'Jesus's wife' papyrus is likely a fake, professor now says

    06/20/2016 11:26:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 74 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 20, 2016 2:16 PM EDT
    A Harvard professor who caused a huge splash when she unveiled a small fragment of papyrus that she said referred to Jesus being married now says it’s likely a forgery. In 2012, Harvard Divinity School Professor Karen King presented the fragment, which includes the phrase, “Jesus said to them, my wife.” Since then, other scholars have raised doubts about the fragment’s authenticity. …
  • Why Liberals Support Muslims Who Hate Everything They Stand For

    06/18/2016 3:51:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 110 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2016 | John Hawkins
    "I also now realize, with brutal clarity, that in the progressive hierarchy of identity groups, Muslims are above gays. Every pundit and politician -- and that includes President Obama and Hillary Clinton and half the talking heads on TV -- who today have said ‘We don't know what the shooter's motivation could possibly be!’ have revealed to me their true priorities: appeasing Muslims is more important than defending the lives of gay people. Every progressive who runs interference for Islamic murderers is complicit in those murders, and I can no longer be a part of that team." -- Anonymous at...
  • ACLU Lawyers Blame Christians For Orlando Terror Attack

    06/13/2016 8:21:33 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 53 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 13 Jun 2016 | Kevin Daley
    Several American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) attorneys took to Twitter to blame the “Christian Right” for Sunday’s deadly terrorist attack at a nightclub in Orlando, Fla., which left 50 dead and 53 injured. Chase Strangio, a staff attorney with the ACLU’s LGBT and AIDS Project, claimed the social and political environment cultivated by Christian conservatives in recent months was to blame for the shooting at Pulse, a nightclub popular with Orlando’s LGBT community. Strangio also called for solidarity between American Muslims and LGBT communities, arguing both are maligned and oppressed by the religious right. Federal law enforcement officials have identified...
  • Valerie Jarrett Opens Anti-Christian Office For “Outreach”

    05/31/2016 3:53:26 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 10 replies
    rickwells.us ^ | May 31, 2016 | Rick Wells
    The news that Hussein Obama is opening a new Muslim outreach office has probably come as quite a surprise to many Americans who thought he had already done that in January of 2009; an oval one. Not so, they claim. It is only just now coming into existence with a full-time religious and ideological agitator dedicated to American Islamification. Hussein Obama’s choice to follow him in the now non-stealth position is Zaki Barzinji, a former president of the Muslim Youth of North America. The new Muslim preference program is under the oversight, as one might have guessed, of Iranian Muslim...
  • Valerie Jarrett Opens Anti-Christian Office For "Outreach"

    05/31/2016 7:04:23 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 12 replies
    CONSTITUTION RISING ^ | May 31, 2016 | Rick Wells
    The news that Hussein Obama is opening a new Muslim outreach office has probably come as quite a surprise to many Americans who thought he had already done that in January of 2009; an oval one. Not so, they claim. It is only just now coming into existence with a full-time religious and ideological agitator dedicated to American Islamification. Hussein Obama's choice to follow him in the now non-stealth position is Zaki Barzinji, a former president of the Muslim Youth of North America. The new Muslim preference program is under the oversight, as one might have guessed, of Iranian Muslim...
  • Ohio Valedictorian Defies Controversy: Leads Class in Lord's Prayer [VIDEO]

    05/25/2016 6:48:47 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 66 replies
    CBN News ^ | 5-24-2016
    The 70-year tradition of singing the Lord's Prayer during a high school graduation was nearly eliminated by the nation's largest atheist group. The valedictorian chose to deliver it anyway. Traditionally, the Lord's Prayer was sung by East Liverpool's choir and was considered a significant part of their graduation ceremony. When the Freedom Foundation for Separation of Church and State claimed East Liverpool school's tradition was a violation, school administrators chose to oblige their wishes, cancelling the song, avoiding a legal battle. Larry Walton, school board president said the decision not to fight against the atheist group was a basic matter...
  • LGBT group wants Dallas to cut ties with pastor after controversial remark

    05/24/2016 6:47:51 AM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 51 replies
    myfoxdfw ^ | May 23, 2016 | fox staff
    A Dallas-based LGBT resource center is calling on Dallas leaders to cut ties with a controversial North Texas pastor who compared gay-friendly business advocates to ISIS. First Baptist Church of Dallas' Senior Pastor Robert Jeffress made the remarks on a radio program last week when he was discussing president Obama's transgender directive to public schools. "I've said often the greatest thread to freedom of religion in America is not ISIS, it's the chamber of commerce," the pastor said on the radio. "I mean, it's the businesses that say to our representatives, 'Oh, don't pass laws like that. Don't pass these...
  • Memorial Day crosses honoring fallen soldiers removed from public property after complaint

    05/24/2016 10:48:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 24, 2016
    A Memorial Day display featuring crosses to honor fallen soldiers was removed from public property in Georgia after someone questioned whether the soldiers were all Christian. The 79 white, handmade crosses posted on public property along state Highway 92 in Hiram, Ga., were meant to represent the 79 Paulding County residents who died in America’s wars, according to town officials. But the crosses were abruptly taken down last Friday after someone called Hiram City Hall questioning whether the cross is an appropriate symbol for the memorial. Hiram Mayor Teresa Philyaw said the cross display, which she approved and planned, was...
  • Baltimore mayor bans travel to North Carolina, Mississippi

    05/11/2016 6:20:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 11, 2016 7:55 AM EDT
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has suspended all city-sponsored travel to North Carolina and Mississippi due to the states’ new transgender laws. Rawlings-Blake made the announcement Tuesday in a letter to city officials, saying she hopes the city’s efforts combined with those of other governments and companies “will push North Carolina and Mississippi” to change. …
  • ESPN fires outspoken Christians Ray Lewis and Cris Carter

    05/10/2016 11:30:44 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 38 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/10/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Of course. “Dan, you have no evidence whatsoever that ESPN fired them because of their Christianity.” You’re right. I don’t. It’s possible they didn’t and I certainly can’t prove they did. But here’s what I do know: ESPN has already proved it will fire people who are outspoken in the expression of views that don’t comport to the left-wing worldview that ESPN either a) holds; or b) intends to appease at every opportunity.
  • Is Donald Trump Evil? The Religious Left Thinks He Is

    05/09/2016 9:19:12 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 49 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | May 9, 2016 | JP
    “Christians are ‘called to resist’ Trump.” So read the headline accompanying a polemic authored by Rev. Dr. David Gushee, Director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at Mercer University in Georgia. It was published this past week by Religion News Service, which provides left-of-center religious news and commentary to more than 100 media outlets, including the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune and Huffington Post. The “call” to which Gushee referred is a statement (which he helped draft) that was released last month by “a multiracial group of Christian ministers and scholars.” The group condemns Donald Trump, they say, because...
  • Harvard Law Professor Says Treat Conservative Christians Like Nazis

    05/09/2016 9:34:12 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 63 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 05/09/2016 | Ryan T. Anderson
    Liberals, stop being so defensive. That’s the message of Harvard law professor Mark Tushnet in a new post at Balkinization, titled “Abandoning Defensive Crouch Liberal Constitutionalism.” The problem, according to Tushnet, is that liberals have been too defensive when it comes to advancing their agenda in the courts. Tushnet blames what he calls the “culture wars” on conservatives, and he says liberals should now make conservatives pay. “The culture wars are over; they lost, we won,” he writes in italics. Tushnet claims that conservatives “had opportunities to reach a cease fire, but rejected them in favor of a scorched earth...
  • Franklin Graham Blasts NYC Mayor de Blasio's Chick-fil-A Boycott Call as Intolerant Bullying

    05/08/2016 5:58:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/08/2016 | Anugrah Kumar
    The Rev. Franklin Graham has strongly condemned Mayor Bill de Blasio's call for a boycott of popular fast-food chain Chick-fil-A, which is opening a new location in the New York City borough of Queens, just because its Christian owners believe in the biblical definition of marriage. "Can you imagine a city where a popular, successful business is singled out and attacked by the mayor who calls for a boycott — all because the business owners let it be known that they operate by Christian principles and believe in God's definition of marriage?" Graham, the president of Samaritan's Purse and Billy...
  • Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission files ethics charges against Chief Justice Roy Moore

    05/06/2016 8:38:54 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 14 replies
    ABC33/40 ^ | 5/6/2015 | ABC33/40
    MONTGOMERY,Ala.-The Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission has filed ethics charges against Chief Justice Roy Moore over his effort to keep gays and lesbians from marrying in the state. In April, the Southern Poverty Law Center filed complaints accusing Moore of violating judicial ethics when he told Alabama probate judges to refuse issuing same-sex marriage licenses despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling making gay marriage legal across the country. "Moore has disgraced his office far too long," SPLC President Richard Cohen said in a statement released Friday night. "He's such a religious zealot, such an egomanaiac, that he thinks he doesn't have...
  • Giant cross at Pensacola park sparks lawsuit

    05/05/2016 10:27:13 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    WEAR TV-3 Pensacola, FL ^ | Wednesday, May 4th 2016 | By David Gonzalez
    Looper's church has used the site for Easter services. Looper said, "We don't need the cross to have that service. He planned on being there again this year but apparently the gentleman connected to the lawsuit who lives here secured that area for himself; apparently to prevent us from being able to use it." The cross is located on the northeast side of Bayview Park. Since the park is public, some want it taken down. They want people from all religions to feel comfortable going to the park. Monica Miller, senior counsel for the American Humanist Association said, "These citizens...
  • Obama slaps 'Scarlet T' on Christian colleges

    05/04/2016 4:39:18 PM PDT · by detective · 22 replies
    WND ^ | 05/04/2016 | Bob Unruh
    The Department of Education, under the leadership of Barack Obama, whose pro-homosexual agenda has been unparalleled, has launched a website critics say is dedicated to the “shaming” of Christian colleges that follow biblical principles rather than a leftist social agenda. “It looks like the Department of Education got a new boss: the Human Rights Campaign,” wrote Family Research Council President Tony Perkins in a Washington Update commentary this week. Perkins, referring to the leading “gay”-rights group, was spotlighting what he called a “shame list” posted online by the Department of Education of colleges that have sought exemptions to Title IX...
  • ACLU Survey/Fundraising Letter Confirms Its Anti-Christian Bias

    04/20/2016 3:10:33 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 8 replies
    The New American ^ | 4/18/2016 | Steve Byas
    Though not sure why, this writer recently received a letter from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). As is often done by many of these political lobbies, the survey is designed more to inspire donations to the organization than to obtain opinions. The letter begins with their concern that “we’re seeing a relentless and wide-ranging assault on our fundamental freedoms.” Well, one would have to agree with them on that, when looking at the efforts of the Obama administration to go after our Second Amendment rights, and the push by leaders in both political parties to enter into multilateral trade...
  • Pat Boone Accuses 'SNL' of Anti-Christian Bias After 'God's Not Dead 2' Parody

    04/18/2016 4:04:57 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 43 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 18 April 2016 | Paul Bond
    “This skit was outright sacrilege. They know if they did this to Muslims they’d have to be put into the witness protection program,” the singer-actor said. Pat Boone is calling out NBC and Saturday Night Live for allegedly being anti-Semitic, anti-Christian, cowardly, “diabolical” and even demonic for a skit over the weekend that parodied God’s Not Dead 2, the actor-singer’s latest movie. In God’s Not Dead 2, Melissa Joan Hart plays a public school teacher who is persecuted for answering a student’s question about Jesus. In the SNL skit, a trailer for a movie called God is a Boob Man...
  • New Documents Make It Clear: Obama Wants to Force Christians to Pay for Abortions

    04/15/2016 3:19:00 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Life News ^ | April 15, 2016 | CONOR BECK
    As a general rule, one is typically on the wrong side of the issue if they are fighting against a group of nuns providing care for the elderly and poor. “One,” in this case, is unsurprisingly the Obama Administration. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The pending U.S. Supreme Court case Zubik v. Burwell involves the Catholic charity the Little Sister of the Poor and other religious organizations’ desire to not provide services in their health plans that violate their religious beliefs. Namely, this includes free access to contraceptive drugs, including some that may cause abortions.The Obama Administration claims that they include a workaround...
  • Bible removed from POW display at Wright-Patterson medical center [FU Mikey Weinstein]

    04/11/2016 3:20:39 PM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 4/11/16 | Barrie Barber
    Wright-Patterson Medical Center has removed a Bible from a POW/MIA display after the Military Religious Freedom Foundation lodged a complaint, according to a base spokesperson. Mikey Weinstein, MRFF founder and president, said in a telephone interview today the organization was contacted by 31 people who objected to the Bible as part of the table display and 10 of those who complained were identified as Christians. “They objected very clearly that having the Christian Bible on that table provided supremacy to one faith over all the other faiths and since these are government facilities that’s a direct violation of the no...
  • Take Action: VA orders Bible removed from MIA/POW table

    03/31/2016 7:21:18 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 32 replies
    American Family Association ^ | 3/31/2016 | AFA staff
    A Bible and Bible verse have been removed from a POW/MIA display inside an Akron, Ohio Veteran's Administration clinic after a complaint from atheist Mikey Weinstein. For decades, these items have long been a part of a "Missing Man Table" commonly displayed at military functions and installations all across the nation. Weinstein said he intervened at the request of nearly a dozen, mostly Christian, military veterans who said they were offended by the Bible display. As usual, Weinstein failed to provide proof that these people actually exist...
  • Easter week vandals deface Ashland (Kentucky) Jesus on the Cross

    03/23/2016 7:25:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | March 23, 2014 | Randy Yohe
    The last thing you expect on Easter week is a church vandalism. But as 13 News discovered, defacing Jesus on the cross had some calling for jail, others for mercy. During Lenten season, Liz Trabandt was one of Ashland's Holy Family Church volunteers who washed the 666 and upside down cross spray painted on the parish garage. During Easter holy week, spray painted on the large crucifix that welcomes all to the catholic church, another 666 and upside down cross. Police said so far, their ongoing criminal investigation into the vandalism has no leads and no suspects. Right now the...
  • Obama’s SCOTUS nominee sided against Priests for Life in ObamaCare religious liberty case

    03/18/2016 7:40:03 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 9 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | 3-18-2016 | Ben Johnson
    Judge Merrick Garland, Barack Obama's choice to be the next justice on the Supreme Court, ruled against Priests for Life in a case involving the HHS mandate. He also gave ObamaCare subsidies a second chance at life in a separate case. The two rulings give a window into the philosophy of Judge Garland, whom the National Organization for Women referred to as a “cipher” with little paper trail on issues related to abortion or other feminist concerns. ObamaCare's HHS mandate opt-out does not violate the Constitution Priests for Life sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) over...
  • Obama Supreme Court Nominee Rejected Evangelical Religious Freedom Defense in 2001

    03/18/2016 2:09:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/18/2016 | Michael Gryboski
    President Barack Obama's nominee to fill the vacancy on the United States Supreme Court once joined an opinion that rejected an evangelical Christian defense based on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Judge Merrick Garland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia was recently tapped by President Obama as a nominee to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. In a case decided in June 2001, Judge Garland joined an opinion authored by fellow appellate judge A. Raymond Randolph that rejected a RFRA argument for a pair of evangelical Christians who wanted to...
  • Church Says Wounded Warrior Project Refused Their Money

    02/01/2013 2:21:14 PM PST · by Da Bilge Troll · 44 replies
    FOX News Radio ^ | Feb 1, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    A Christian church and school in Florida are devastated after they said Wounded Warrior Project refused to accept their fund raising effort because it was “religious in nature.” “We were heartbroken,” said Wallace Cooley, pastor of Liberty Baptist Church and Academy in Fort Pierce, Fla. Cooley said they had already paid a $100 registration fee to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project and were about to launch the campaign when they received an email from the organization. The church had planned on taking up a special offering on the last Sunday in February and students were collecting money from...
  • NASA’s Johnson Space Center Sparks Legal Challenge by Banning Jesus from Newsletter

    02/27/2016 11:11:28 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 26, 2016 | 3:48 PM EST | Penny Starr
    The Praise and Worship Club at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, has been told that it cannot use the word "Jesus" in meeting announcements placed in the JSC Today email newsletter, because it violates the Establishment Clause of the Constitution's First Amendment. The warning given to the club by the JSC Today legal team in May 2015 has recently picked up national attention, with the Liberty Institute attorneys sending a demand letter to NASA threatening a lawsuit on Feb. 8 and the CitizenGo website launching a petition drive on Feb....
  • Princeton's Robert George: Are You Ready to Pay the Price? The Days of Socially Acceptable....

    02/07/2016 6:50:59 PM PST · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 2/4/16 | John-Henry Westen
    ORLANDO, February 4, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) -- "It is no longer easy to be a faithful Christian, a good Catholic, an authentic witness to the truths of the Gospel," said Princeton Professor Robert George to a large crowd at the Legatus Summit in Orlando, Florida last weekend. Professor George added that people can still safely identify as "Catholic" as long as they don't believe, or will at least be completely silent about, "what the Church teaches on issues such as marriage and sexual morality and the sanctity of human life." He said "the guardians of those norms of cultural orthodoxy that...
  • Bill Maher: I Wish Liberals Would Have Same Intolerance For Muslims That They Do For Christians

    01/31/2016 11:11:50 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 52 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 30, 2016 | unattributed
    On the Friday broadcast of his HBO show Real Time, Bill Maher told liberals see the world the way they want it rather than the way it is when it comes to the threat of Islam and Islamic terror. Maher, a religious critic, told his fellow liberals he wishes they would have the same "intolerance" for Muslim-related terror around the world that they do for Christians and Christian fundamentalists at home. Maher brought up the decision by the Italians to cover up nude statues during a state visit by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. "This is the horribleness of what's going...
  • After Alabama, Atheist Group Looks to Take on Clemson....

    01/11/2016 11:07:23 AM PST · by don-o · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/11/16 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    When the Clemson Tigers take on Alabama's Crimson Tide for the Football Bowl Subdivision national championship tonight, at least one group will be watching for something other than the final score on the field. The Freedom From Religion Foundation [FFRF], a highly litigious atheist group, looks to sue Clemson University over the role head football coach Dabo Swinney's Christian faith plays in how he runs the program. The only problem is the group can't find a current or former player willing to step up as a plaintiff.
  • The Left's War on Religion

    12/13/2015 6:05:38 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 8 replies
    RealClearPolitics.com ^ | 13 Dec, 2015 | Salena Zito
    ......When the left unleashed aggressive social-media condemnations of people and politicians who offered prayers for those lost in the San Bernardino terror attack, many Americans (not just Republicans) were stupefied, angry - and then totally depressed to realize we had passed a tipping point. The incident has caused Main Street Americans to confront the challenges their kids and grandkids will face in a post-Christian America. American leftists have made a religion out of government; they were angry, not because people called for appeals to a higher being, but because it was to God — not government.
  • Universities: Avoid Basically Anything Holiday-Related to Be ‘Inclusive’

    12/04/2015 1:14:52 PM PST · by markomalley · 70 replies
    National Review ^ | 12-4-15 | Katherine Timpf
    Universities across the country are telling students and staff that they should avoid basically anything holiday-related in their seasonal displays and parties -- including even certain color combinations -- in order to ensure "inclusivity." It's bad -- and these three schools may be the worst:
  • No Christians: All 132 Syrian Refugees Admitted to U.S. Since Paris Attacks Are Sunni Muslims

    11/30/2015 7:13:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    CNS news ^ | November 30, 2015 | Patrick Goodenough
    Since the Paris terror attacks on November 13, the State Department has admitted 132 Syrian refugees into the United States, and all 132 are Sunni Muslims. No Christian, Druze, Shi'ite, Alawite, or member of any other religious minority in Syria has been admitted over that period, according to data from the State Department Refugee Processing Center. The majority of the 132 Syrian refugees permitted to resettle in the U.S. since November 13 (72) are male, the minority female (60). Of the 132 total, 39 (29.5 percent) have been men between the ages of 14 and 50. Another 53 (40 percent)...
  • Exposed: Obama’s Love for Jihadis and Hate for Christians

    11/24/2015 12:24:40 PM PST · by detective · 31 replies
    Human Events ^ | Monday Nov 23, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim |
    Obama recently lashed out against the idea of giving preference to Christian refugees, describing it as "shameful:": "That's not American. That's not who we are. We don't have religious tests to our compassion," loftily added the American president.
  • Christian Belief Cost Kelvin Cochran His Job

    11/11/2015 10:26:44 AM PST · by Brilliant · 22 replies
    WSJ ^ | 11/10/2015 | Jason L. Riley
    Kelvin Cochran...was born into a poor family in Shreveport... that became even poorer after his father walked out and left his mother to raise six children... Mr. Cochran aspired to be a firefighter... and he eventually was appointed Shreveport's first black fire chief... In 2008 he became the fire chief of Atlanta... But a year ago, Mr. Cochran was suspended... Mr. Cochran's fireable offense... was publishing a book in violation of the city's ethics code... The reality... is that Mr. Cochran no longer has his $172,000-a-year job because of what's in the book. The suit accuses the city of firing...
  • U.S. Christians told: Prepare for persecution

    10/25/2015 10:03:03 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 40 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 24 Oct 15 | Staff
    They’re marked for extermination in the Middle East. They’re banned from practicing their faith in many nations around the world. They’ve been subjected to violence, intimidation and hatred from the very beginnings of the faith until the present day. Christians are no strangers to persecution. But such treatment largely hasn’t erupted in the United States of America. Until now. "American Christians need to prepare for persecution," Carl Gallups told WND TV. The former law enforcement professional and pastor of Hickory Hammock Baptist Church argued Christians are increasing being "targeted" for both political harassment and outright violence. And he's written a...
  • Oregon orders re-education and asset seizure for Christian couple

    10/05/2015 1:38:47 PM PDT · by markomalley · 85 replies
    Spero News ^ | 10/5/15 | Martin Barillas
    Melissa and Aaron Klein of Oregon, who were ordered by a state agency to pay two women $135,000 after they refused to take part in their same-sex wedding plans, may now face seizure of their assets. An administrative judge fined the couple after they declined to bake a cake for the lesbian couple, citing their religious objections. The fine was ordered by the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, which had accused the Klein couple of violating the Oregon Equality Act of 2007. According to reports, the agency is docketing the judgement and is exploring various options for collection.Docketing the...
  • Poll: Should Christians Arm Themselves?

    10/05/2015 5:33:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 39 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 4 October, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Link to the pollSome people seems to think that Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey of Tennessee said something controversial when he suggested that these are troubled times; that Christians are under attack, and that it would be wise for Christians to obtain a concealed carry permit and be willing to defend themselves.  From the timesfreepress.com:“Whether the perpetrators are motivated by aggressive secularism, jihadist extremism or racial supremacy, their targets remain the same: Christians and defenders of the West,” he wrote.“While this is not the time for widespread panic,” Ramsey added, “it is a time to prepare. I would encourage my fellow...
  • Will Roseburg Prompt a ‘National Conversation’ on Anti-Christian Bigotry?

    10/03/2015 6:26:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/3/15 | David French
    The reports are multiplying — the gunman who killed ten people in Roseburg, Ore., yesterday did, in fact, target Christians during his shooting spree. The brother of victim Autumn Vicari told NBC News that the shooter told his victims to stand and asked them whether they were Christians. If they said “yes,” he shot them in the head. “If they said ‘other’ or didn’t answer, they were shot elsewhere in the body, usually the leg.” A similar report came from student Kortney Moore, who was on the scene. With Christians explicitly targeted for mass murder, are we now going to launch a...
  • (Vanity) Did Obama's War On Christians Cause The Oregon Shootings?

    10/01/2015 4:54:58 PM PDT · by kiryandil · 69 replies
    October 1, 2015 | me
    As Donald Trump has stated, without rebuttal, Obama is conducting a War On Christians. Did Obama's Christian-hating words and deeds motivate this killer to strike against Obama's enemies, the Christians? Perhaps you should resign immediately, Mr. "president".
  • Tim Tebow Released By Eagles

    09/05/2015 9:56:41 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 129 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 9/5/15 | Matt Fitzgerald
    Tim Tebow's NFL career was believed to be over before the Philadelphia Eagles signed him this offseason. After a brief reprieve, Philadelphia released the quarterback Saturday, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Philly cut ties with the former Heisman Trophy winner after it shipped quarterback Matt Barkley to the Arizona Cardinals in a trade for a seventh-round draft pick Friday, a deal reported by Schefter (via ESPN.com's Phil Sheridan). On the heels of that move, it seemed as though Tebow would make the team. He certainly made a strong case for himself in the...