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  • Ted Cruz Announces Endorsement of Key Baptist Leader

    11/02/2015 2:56:37 PM PST · by Isara · 4 replies ^ | 10/30/15
    Dr. Paul Chappell personally supports Cruz for PresidentHOUSTON, Texas – Presidential candidate Ted Cruz today announced the personal endorsement of Dr. Paul Chappell, a nationally recognized leader of independent Baptist Christians."I am humbled and grateful to have the support of Dr. Chappell," said Cruz. "All across the country, people of faith are waking up to realize that their values are not being represented in Washington. I am encouraged by Dr. Chappell's leadership in getting Christians to understand that they must get involved."Cruz went on to point out that if even a fraction of evangelicals who routinely don't vote were to...
  • In Texas and North Carolina, Ted Cruz proves he's a favorite of conservatives

    10/20/2015 8:02:28 AM PDT · by Isara · 14 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | October 20, 2015
    Sen. Ted Cruz’s wide appeal among conservatives was in high gear this weekend as he got rock star treatment at Texas and North Carolina events. Of six GOP presidential contenders who appeared at an evangelical gathering at the campus of a 7,000-seat mega-church in Texas, Cruz was clearly the favorite, frequently interrupted by cheers and standing ovations. And he was the winner of the North Carolina Tea Party Constitutional Caucus, in which he won 51 percent of the statewide vote, according to The Hill. Cruz’s popularity among conservatives is no accident. He has diligently courted evangelicals and Tea Party members...
  • Video: Ted Cruz at the North Texas Presidential Forum (10/18/2015)

    10/19/2015 8:55:46 AM PDT · by Isara · 9 replies
    In case you didn't see it live yesterday. Ted Cruz at the North Texas Presidential Forum (video) Jim Robinson: "Cruz is knocking it out of the park!!"
  • Pastor Asks Ted Cruz ‘How We Can Pray’ for Him. The Final Point of Three-Pronged Answer Stirs Crowd

    10/18/2015 8:00:54 PM PDT · by Isara · 23 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Oct. 18, 2015 | Oliver Darcy
    PLANO, Texas — Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was asked by a pastor at a Texas presidential forum Sunday how individuals can pray for him — and the final point in his third-pronged response hit home with the church crowd. “How can we pray for you and your family?” Prestonwood Baptist Church pastor Jack Graham asked Cruz. “You know I’d say three things: peace and wisdom,” the Texas senator replied, “But then also especially you pray for our girls. Our girls Caroline and Catherine are here somewhere.” As Cruz’s family was spotted in the crowd and featured on the large screen,...
  • Police Launch Probe into Church Sign that Suggested Non-Christians Will Burn in Hell [UK]

    05/24/2014 12:12:16 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 41 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 5/23/14 | Steph Cockroft
    *Poster with burning flames put up at Attleborough Baptist Church, Norfolk *The sign read: 'If you think there is no God you'd better be right!!' *Robert Gladwin, 20, accused the sign of going against Christian traditions *Pastor forced to remove sign after police investigated it as a 'hate incident'A baptist church was at the centre of a police probe after a sign which suggested non-Christians would 'burn in hell' was investigated as a 'hate incident'. The offending sign at Attleborough Baptist Church in Norfolk, pictured burning flames below words which read: 'If you think there is no God you better...
  • Behold the Prophet! No One Escapes! – A reflection on what prophets are really like (Baptist Alert!)

    06/13/2012 2:23:42 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | June 13, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    We often like to read from and quote the prophets. But if you’ve ever met a real prophet you know that being in the presence of a real prophet can be very disturbing. Prophets love God’s people, but they love them too much to gainsay the truth.Prophets were famous for goring every one’s ox. No one left the presence of a prophet untouched.So troubling were the prophets of old, including Jesus, that most of them were persecuted, jailed, stoned, exiled and killed. Most of the Biblical prophets were beyond controversial, they were way over the top. Prophets denounced sin and...
  • Wounded Warrior Project Rejects Funds from Local Church

    02/02/2013 9:27:21 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 44 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | 2-2-2013 | GOPUSA Staff report
    Wounded Warrior Project Rejects Funds from Local Church By GOPUSA Staff February 2, 2013 7:13 am Here's a story that will leave you scratching your head. A Christian church and affiliated school in Florida held a fundraising drive to help the Wounded Warrior Project. Children in the school were excited about the task, but later were crushed when the funds were turned down, because the organization is "religious in nature."As reported by Todd Starnes at Fox Radio, the pastor of Liberty Baptist Church and Academy, Wallace Cooley, said that "they had already paid a $100 registration fee to raise money...
  • Dozens Of Bullet Holes Found In East Texas Baptist Church

    03/20/2010 3:09:50 AM PDT · by Cindy · 29 replies · 737+ views
    KWTX ^ | March 19, 2010 | n/a
    NEW BOSTON (March 19, 2010)— SNIPPET: "At least 35 bullet holes were discovered March 12 when a security light was changed at the church near New Boston. Authorities say they may have been made by shotgun pellets. Hilton told the Texarkana Gazette that it must have happened since January when the steeple was tightened, because the bullet holes weren’t there then. Bowie County Sheriff’s Office investigator Robby McCarver said Friday it looks like someone was trying to shoot out a street light and "the church was in the background and got hit."" SNIPPET: "New Boston is about 100 miles northeast...
  • Vandal Damages Church, Leaves Dog To Die

    04/05/2009 11:05:56 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 23 replies · 887+ views
    Vandal Damages Church, Leaves Dog To Die POSTED: Sunday, April 5, 2009 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The congregation at the Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church were challenged to show their forgiveness at Sunday services -- two days after vandals did thousands of dollars of damage to their place of worship. Someone broke in through a plate glass window, sprayed graffiti on walls and damaged a piano. The vandal entered with a pit bull and police believe both got hurt while inside because there was human and animal blood all over the church. When church members discovered the vandalism, the dog was still...
  • Muslim Anti-Jewish Crusade Also Pursues Christians

    04/17/2007 9:01:46 PM PDT · by fishhound · 3 replies · 572+ views
    Arutz Sheva Isreali National News ^ | April 18, '07 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    ( Muslim fundamentalists, aligned with Al Qaeda, bombed a Christian bookstore and two Internet cafes in Gaza on Saturday following previous attacks on churches as part of its religious crusade to replace the secular Fatah faction. The "Sword of Islam" terrorist group took responsibility for the bombings of Internet cafes and music stores, which they consider an offense to the Muslim religion because they represent Western society. The same group has issued warnings to Gaza women not to hang out in Internet cafes. The Swords of Islam has bombed more than a dozen Internet cafes in several weeks and destroyed...
  • Kansas group pickets Sitton funeral ( Phelps vs Patriot Guard Riders )

    09/03/2006 8:25:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 66 replies · 3,510+ views
    Daily Press ^ | September 03, 2006 | Katharhynn Heidelberg
    Members of the Westboro Baptist Church found themselves outnumbered Sunday when they arrived to protest the funeral of U.S. Army Spc. Chris Sitton. A phalanx of flags held by more than 100 Patriot Guard Riders and volunteers stood between them and the grounds of Montrose High School, as people chanted the Pledge of Allegiance and more than 20 police officers monitored the scene. But Sara Phelps said she didn't care what others thought. "These people hold patriotic pep rallies for these dead soldiers and this is the time to tell them, 1. Don't worship the dead. And, 2., Don't worship...
  • Indonesia Officials And Militants Close Baptist Church (ROP alert)

    08/14/2006 4:11:03 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 6 replies · 333+ views
    Worthy News ^ | August 11 2006 | Eric Leijenaar
    By BosNewsLife Special Correspondent Eric Leijenaar with BosNewsLife News Center JAKARTA/AMSTERDAM (BosNewsLife) -- About 30 local officials backed by Muslim militants closed down a Baptist church in Bandung, the capital of the tense Indonesian province of West Java, investigators confirmed Thursday, August 10. On July 16 the group interrupted the Sunday worship service of the Batu Zaman Baptist Church and demanded to see an official permit, reported Open Doors, a Netherlands based organization investigating reports of persecution of Christians.
  • Marine's Dad Sues Funeral Protesters ( ACLU will not be happy )

    06/05/2006 1:10:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 49 replies · 2,084+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | June 5, 2006 | The Associated Press
    The father of a Marine whose funeral was picketed by anti-gay protesters from a fundamentalist Kansas church filed an invasion-of-privacy suit against the demonstrators Monday. It is believed to be the first lawsuit brought by a soldier's family against Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., whose members routinely demonstrate at military funerals around the country. Members' demonstrations in Colorado prompted lawmakers to approve -- and the governor to sign -- a bill banning protests within certain distances of funerals. Snyder, 20, died March 3 after an accident in the Al Anbar province of Iraq. The church has inspired dozens of...
  • History and religion lift boys in downtown Detroit heritage tour

    05/21/2006 4:42:36 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 1 replies · 191+ views
    Free Press ^ | May 21, 2006 | David Crumm
    History and religion lift boys in downtown Detroit heritage tour Scouts explore beauty, diversity and freedom BY DAVID CRUMM FREE PRESS RELIGION WRITER May 21, 2006 Detroit often draws visitors for sports, casinos and music, but on Saturday 200 people headed downtown for a rare opportunity to glimpse some of the crown jewels of Detroit's religious heritage. "It's great to be involved in any first, and today is our first-ever Boy Scouts of America Walk with God in Detroit," Ron Pelley, a Scout leader from Allen Park who coordinated the event, told the crowd of scouts and adult...
  • Pastor Davis Pleads Guilty

    10/06/2005 5:42:11 PM PDT · by moorebus · 7 replies · 633+ views
    Kentucky Post ^ | 10/6/05 | Stephine Steitzer
    Pastor Davis pleads guilty By Stephenie Steitzer Post staff reporter ADVERTISEMENT Rev. Larry Davis, pastor of First Baptist Church of Cold Spring, Ky., pleaded guilty this morning to charges that he lied on a loan application and evaded paying his taxes. Davis appeared before U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning in Covington and pleaded guilty to two counts of a seven-count indictment. Davis' sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 17. He faces between 24 and 30 months in prison with no chance of parole. He remains on bond. The preacher - who was among those who helped bring the Billy Graham...
  • Baptist preacher defends church's anti-Islam sign

    07/28/2005 4:22:35 AM PDT · by tutstar · 166 replies · 8,584+ views
    The Times-Union ^ | Thu., July 28, 2005 | JEFF BRUMLEY
    The sign may be controversial, but the Rev. Gene A. Youngblood said it is researched and speaks the truth. "Islam is evil and believes in murder," reads the sign at the entrance of First Conservative Baptist Church and the Conservative Theological Seminary on St. Augustine Road in Jacksonville. "Jesus teaches peace." References to specific Quranic and biblical verses accompany the statement, which Youngblood said are meant to serve as a warning to society. "I am of the opinion, based on enormous research of the Muslims' own books, that Islam is the most vile, wicked, evil danger facing the world today,"...
  • Rev. Chandler speaks out — at last

    05/14/2005 1:06:50 PM PDT · by micheknows · 25 replies · 615+ views
    The Mountaineer, Asheville, NC ^ | May 9, 2005 | DARREN MILLER & PEGGY MANNING
    Rev. Chandler speaks out — at last Rev. Chan Chandler, who has refused to publically comment on church incidents after a religion/politics debate heated up at East Waynesville Baptist Church, told the Baptist Press (BP) Tuesday afternoon he has “never endorsed any candidate” and said his focus has always been issue-oriented, not based on political preferences or affliations. “This never has been about politics,” Chandler told the BP. “It’s always been about whether the Bible applies to the entire life of a Christian.” Chandler spoke briefly with The Mountaineer Sunday and promised the controversy, which he called a “great misunderstanding,”...
  • Minister ex-communicates members for not backing Bush

    05/06/2005 1:36:32 PM PDT · by kingattax · 68 replies · 1,449+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 06. 2005
    The minister of a Haywood County Baptist church is telling members of his congregation that if they're Democrats, they either need to find another place of worship or support President Bush. Already, the Reverend Chan Chandler has ex-communicated nine members of East Waynesville Baptist Church. Another 40 members have left in protest. During last Sunday's sermon, he acknowledged that church members were upset because he named people, and he says he'll do it again because he has to according to the word of God. Chandler could not be reached for comment today, but says his actions weren't politically motivated. One...
  • ABCs of the Religious Right-(liberals like Howard Dean don't know why they keep losing the South)

    04/29/2005 8:59:40 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 5 replies · 267+ views
    The Liberals howled at "Justice Sunday." Way too 'uppity' of Senator Frist to speak about a political issue, a majority rules vote on judges, from a Baptist church in Kentucky and simulcast to over 1,000 other churches — when the church isn't predominately Black! Conservatives condemned Democrat hostility to 'people of faith' and not one of their church leaders was a practicing homosexual. That Religious Right is not supposed to speak out in public. Or serve as judges. Or get elected. Or even vote. But millions did in '04. Liberals hate that and covet the votes. Liberals just don't understand...
  • Mohler: Judicial filibusters show religious liberty is at stake-(Baptist report;"Justice Sunday")

    04/25/2005 4:30:27 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 1 replies · 517+ views
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)--Believers must exercise their Christian citizenship beyond the ballot box to halt activist judges and secularist senators who are robbing Americans of their religious liberty, R. Albert Mohler Jr. told a nationwide audience April 24 during “Justice Sunday” at Highview Baptist Church in Louisville, Ky. Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, was one of several speakers at the event, which was designed to mobilize Christians to action against judicial filibusters, which Democrat senators have used to block 10 of President Bush’s appellate court nominees. In most of the cases, senators objected to the nominees' pro-life views. The...