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  • Democratic candidate says Israel committing 'genocide'

    07/11/2018 1:12:45 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/7/18
    A Democratic candidate for a seat in the California state assembly blames Israel for committing genocide against the Palestinians and has offered her support for anti-Semitic Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. Maria Estrada, a candidate for California’s District 63 representing the southeast suburbs of Los Angeles, garnered the second most votes, some 28 percent, in a top-two primary on June 5 for the November election. She will run against incumbent and fellow Democrat Anthony Rendon, who also serves as Speaker of the California State Assembly. In an op-ed published in the Los Angeles Jewish Journal, Rabbi Abraham Cooper and...
  • George Will: Vote against GOP in midterms

    06/22/2018 2:57:01 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 160 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/22/18 | Justin Wise
    Conservative columnist George Will is making the argument to vote against Republicans in the upcoming midterm elections. In a piece published Friday in the Washington Post, Will says that President Trump's "zero tolerance" policy at the border was "the most telegenic example of misrule" and it provided “fresh if redundant evidence for the principle by which” independents and moderate Republicans should vote. That principle he says is that the number of Republicans in office must be “substantially reduced.” "The principle: The congressional Republican caucuses must be substantially reduced. So substantially that their remnants, reduced to minorities, will be stripped of...
  • Opinion: I can't assimilate into Trump's America. Deport me!

    05/14/2018 1:37:35 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 112 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 14, 2018 | by Rex Huppke
    I don’t think I have the skills to easily assimilate into Donald Trump’s America. And that can mean only one thing: I should be deported. It was a difficult conclusion to reach, but after listening to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly’s recent comments on undocumented immigrants, I see no other path forward. Maybe I should self-deport. That’s part of the hope, of course, that by making America inhospitable to outsiders, some will just leave. But I’m not going to do that. You know us unassimilated legal residents. We’re notoriously lazy. No, the government is going to have to...
  • Teacher Gives Student Ultimatum, Deny God, Or Drop My Class!

    04/18/2018 11:03:53 AM PDT · by Midwesterner53 · 39 replies
    www.faithreel.org ^ | unknown | unknown
    It shouldn’t matter if you are an atheist, Christian, or follow any religion, you should have the Right, and freedom, to exercise your beliefs without fear of punishment or reprisal! These days we allow freedom of Choice, and Rights for just about everything in our society, however this girl had her Rights severely violated! What happened to this student was the equivalent of dictatorship in the classroom, and it’s wrong on so many levels! Grace Lewis, was taking a class offered by Polk State college, in Florida. The very smart student usually had a 3.9 GPA. She was punished with...
  • Radical Atheist Who Trashed Billy Graham after His Death Is Set to Become a Navy “Chaplain”

    03/14/2018 7:37:49 PM PDT · by george76 · 74 replies
    GP ^ | March 14, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Radical atheist Jason Heap is hoping to become a Navy chaplain. The US Navy is seriously considering the approval of this anti-Christian activist for a spot in its Chaplain Corps. In February Heap retweeted a post by radical secularist group trashing Rev. Billy Graham after his death. ... Within a week of re-assigning (and possibly firing) one chaplain for expressing traditionalist Christian beliefs, the Navy is seriously considering the approval of an avowed “non-theistic humanist” for a spot in its Chaplain Corps. Conservative U.S. House and Senate members are formally urging the Navy not to approve the atheist for the...
  • Openly atheist Dem trumped by Republican landslide in special election in Tennessee

    03/14/2018 9:18:34 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    Openly atheist Democrat Gayle Jordan lost a special election on Tuesday to fill a vacant seat in the Tennessee Senate. Republican Shane Reeves won in a landslide, according to unofficial results from the Tennessee secretary of state. He received 13,139 votes compared to 5,179 votes for Jordan. Reeves will fill a seat vacated by Republican Jim Tracy after he resigned to serve as state director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development office. Jordan is executive director of Recovering from Religion, a group that supports people who wish to leave their faith behind. She is a former Southern Baptist...
  • Stephen Hawking, science's brightest star, dies aged 76

    03/14/2018 2:45:41 AM PDT · by P8riot · 67 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 3/14/18 | Roger Penrose
    Stephen Hawking, the brightest star in the firmament of science, whose insights shaped modern cosmology and inspired global audiences in the millions, has died aged 76.
  • Consigned to the memory hole: the content of the DNC leaks

    01/03/2017 6:33:50 PM PST · by Lorianne · 9 replies
    libcom org ^ | 02 January 2017 | Soapy
    Hidden from the media narrative of Russian cyber sabotage is the content of the DNC leaks, and how the leaks revealed the arrogance and corruption of the Democratic Party elite. Amidst the blame Russia hysteria, the actual content of the the Democratic National Committee (DNC) hacks has been consigned to the memory hole. In a veritable tidal wave of false narratives, the mainstream media has succeeded in drowning the legacy of the leaks in (not terribly convincing) accusations of Russian culpability. Erased from this narrative is the fact that the highest levels of the Democratic Party—supposedly neutral arbiters of the...
  • China, officially atheist, could have more Christians than the U.S. by 2030

    03/05/2018 10:19:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 03/05/2018 | Bill Murphy
    Officially an atheist nation and a place where the government shutters some Christian churches, China is on course to become home to more Christians than any country in the world by 2030. Christianity also is growing rapidly in some other Asian nations and sub-Saharan Africa as people in countries modernizing at a breakneck pace seek solace from the leading religion of western, technologically advanced nations. "As countries get incorporated into the global capitalist world, a lot of uncertainty and stress is introduced into society," said Michael Emerson, an academic who focuses on the sociology of religion. "Christianity is seen as...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Vatican Identifies “Youth” With Atheists and Political Extremists

    02/24/2018 12:41:29 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | February 24, 2018 | Gloria TV
    The Swiss Bishops will send three young people to the Roman Pre-Synod taking place in March as a preparation for Pope Francis’ “Youth Synod”, 20min.ch reported. The controversial Pontifical Council for Culture explicitly asked for delegates who were “critical of the Church” and “atheistic”. One of them is Jonas Feldmann, 25, a non-practicing Catholic who opposes Catholic doctrine and is active in the pro-abortion, pro-gay, anti-family and pro-euthanasia Green party, an extremist leftwing party. He will tell Francis that he does not want to be a member of an institution that “discriminates homosexual love”. Another delegate is the journalist Sandro...
  • He Became A Celebrity For Putting Science Before God. Now Lawrence Krauss Faces Allegations [tr]

    02/23/2018 6:02:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | February 22, 2018 | Peter Aldhous, Azeen Ghorayshi, and Virginia Hughes
    When Melody Hensley first met Lawrence Krauss, she was a 29-year-old makeup artist at a department store, and he was one of her intellectual idols. She ran an atheist website in her spare time and had just started volunteering for the Center for Inquiry (CFI), a nonprofit group committed to promoting science and reason above faith. She was hoping to build a career in the burgeoning “skeptics” movement, and Krauss was one of its brightest luminaries. At a CFI event in November 2006, Krauss asked Hensley for her card, and later, as she was leaving, asked her if she was...
  • Taking Atheism Seriously

    Recently a man burst into a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, and shot and killed 26 parishioners (including an unborn child). The killer’s former high school classmates described him as a militant atheist. “He was always talking about how people who believe in God we’re stupid and trying to preach his atheism,” wrote former classmate Nina Rose Nava in a Facebook post, according to the Daily Mail. “I legit just deleted him off my fb cause I couldn’t stand his post.” Which raises this question: To what extent was the killer’s rampage inspired by his atheist beliefs? Obviously, I am...
  • Army atheist yells, ‘God save me’, as shells explode

    12/12/2017 10:42:15 AM PST · by fishtank · 28 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | Published: 12 December 2017 (GMT+10) | Roger Griffiths
    Army atheist yells, ‘God save me’, as shells explode by Roger Griffiths This article arose from an exchange of information between CMI’s translations facilitator Roger Griffiths and John T. Tolbert, an evangelist working with several language groups in Asia, primarily Vietnamese. Published: 12 December 2017 (GMT+10) John recalls, as a five-year-old, looking up at the sky, and realizing there must be a God. At 17 years, he joined the US Army, which was engaged in the Vietnam War. During basic training, an older colleague, hearing that John believed in God, gave him Mark Twain’s Letters from the Earth, which lampoons...
  • Atheist group files lawsuit over ‘unconstitutional’ pet blessings at animal shelter

    11/23/2017 4:57:08 AM PST · by markomalley · 44 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/23/17 | Douglas Ernst
    A New Jersey animal shelter’s annual pet blessings has prompted a federal lawsuit by a group called American Atheists Inc. of Cranford. The Bergen County Animal Shelter is accused of violating the First and 14th amendments of the U.S. Constitution over two events held in 2016 and 2017. Each event featured a member of the Franciscan Order of the Divine Mercy in North Arlington. Plaintiffs say that animal blessings at the facility are tantamount to an endorsement of religion. They seek an injunction to stop the annual event, and legal fees.
  • Texas Church Shooter Claimed He Used Dogs As Target Practice, Says Former Colleague

    11/10/2017 3:48:54 PM PST · by ETL · 27 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 10, 2017 | Hilary Hanson
    Jessika Edwards told CNN that she and Devin Kelley worked together at Hollomon Air Force Base in New Mexico from 2010 to 2012. Kelley was released from the military on a bad-conduct discharge in 2014 after serving time for assaulting his wife and stepson. Edwards said that when the two made contact on Facebook in 2014, Kelley said he had been purchasing dogs through Craigslist and then using them for “target practice.” While in the Air Force, she said, Kelley was preoccupied with mass murders and made jokes about killing people. ..." In 2014, the same year he allegedly made...
  • MEDIA LOWBALL KILLER’S ATHEISM

    11/08/2017 8:55:42 AM PST · by heterosupremacist · 4 replies
    http://www.catholicleague.org ^ | 11/08/2017 | Bill Donohue
    The following media outlets cited Kelley’s atheism: ABC (“Good Morning America”) Boston Globe CNN CNN Wire Fox News Los Angeles Times New York Times TMZ Washington Times The following did a profile of Kelley’s background but said nothing about his hateful brand of atheism: Associated Press CBS cbsnews.com NBC PBS USA Today Time.com Washington Post The following left-wing Internet sites covered Kelley’s background but did not report his militant atheism: Alternet Daily Beast Daily Kos Huffington Post Mother Jones Salon Slate Think Progress
  • Church shooter escaped mental health facility months after attack on wife, child (tr)

    11/08/2017 8:54:48 AM PST · by ETL · 17 replies
    Click 2 Houston (NBC affiliate) ^ | November 07, 2017 | Mario Diaz , Cathy Tatom , Aaron Wische
    Ex-facility official says Kelley made death threats and tried to buy weaponsHOUSTON - Channel 2 Investigates obtained law enforcement documents revealing Devin Kelley escaped from a behavioral center in New Mexico a little more than five years before Sunday’s deadly rampage in Sutherland Springs. The incident report, filed by the El Paso Police Department, states Kelley was picked up at a bus terminal in downtown El Paso before midnight on the evening of June 7, 2012. The report states two officers were dispatched to the terminal to look into a missing-person report. READ: Incident report on Devin Kelley When they...
  • Dem walks out of moment of silence for Texas shooting: 'I can't do this again'

    11/06/2017 6:43:57 PM PST · by markomalley · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/6/17 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) says he walked out of a moment of silence on the House floor for victims of the mass shooting in Texas, saying he “will not be silent” after yet another massacre. Lieu posted a video on his Facebook page Monday night after the moment of silence, during which he said he was “heartbroken about the children and adults that were killed in the worst mass shooting in Texas history this Sunday.” “My colleagues right now are doing a moment of silence in the House of Representatives’ chambers,” Lieu said. “I respect their right to do that...
  • The Texas church shooter should not have been legally able to buy a gun

    11/06/2017 7:48:17 AM PST · by servo1969 · 65 replies
    BusinessInsider.com ^ | 11-6-2017 | Alex Lockie
    The federal government's firearm transaction record, which buyers must legally fill out, asks about felony convictions. Kelley bought a Ruger AR-556 rifle, used in the attack on the church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, in April of last year from an Academy Sports & Outdoors store in San Antonio, a law-enforcement official told CNN. The purchase of the gun took place two years after Kelley had been court-martialed, imprisoned, and discharged from the military.
  • Atheist Woman Sues To Remove "So Help Me God" From Oath

    11/06/2017 7:45:49 AM PST · by LouieFisk · 54 replies
    Newsweek ^ | November 4th, 2017 | Summer Meza
    An atheist woman seeking citizenship in Massachusetts is suing to remove the phrase “so help me God” from the United States citizenship oath. Olga Paule Perrier-Bilbo, a French national who has lived in the U.S. since 2000 with a green card, says that the inclusion of the phrase is an unconstitutional violation of her religious freedom. Her lawyer, Michael Newdow, drew attention for a similar Supreme Court case in 2004, when he argued that the Pledge of Allegiance should be rewritten to omit “under God.”