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  • Nude Female "Christa" Back at Episcopal Cathedral

    10/08/2016 10:07:52 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 31 replies
    The Institute on Religion & Democracy ^ | October 6, 2016 | Jeff Walton
    Beginning today, a controversial sculpture depicting a nude female Christ on the cross is returning to New Yorkís Episcopal Cathedral, displayed on a chapel altar. ďChristaĒ, the bronze sculpture by artist Edwina Sandys, will appear alongside the work of 21 other contemporary artists according to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine web site: ďall exploring the language, symbolism, art, and ritual associated with the historic concept of the Christ image and the divine as manifested in every personóacross all genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and abilities.Ē
  • Tech Companies Apple, Twitter, Google, and Instagram Collude to Defeat Trump

    08/13/2016 9:52:24 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 24 replies
    Observer Politics ^ | 08/12/16 | Liz Crokin
    There is no such thing as Pro-Trump free speech as Clinton corporate allies serve up a carefully curated view of the campaign. The usual suspects from left-leaning major media outlets like The New York Times, MSNBC, CNN and even entertainment networks are doing everything in their power to ensure a Clinton victory. Look no further than to Wolf Blitzer mincing around and drinking wine at the Democratic convention, celebrating Hillaryís nomination. But the propaganda skewing this election runs much deeper than just the media: our iPhones, iPads, social media networks, Google and even video games are all in the tank...
  • He Rented Out His Condo After Losing His Job. Now Austin Wants to Ban That

    07/13/2016 7:49:38 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 16 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 12, 2016 | Melissa Quinn
    But after losing his job, he wondered if they were going to be able to afford their condo. So he started looking into using his house as a short-term rental. Zaatari applied for a Type 2 license, which is for residential rentals the owner doesnít claim as his or her main dwelling, or homestead, according to city regulations. In November 2015, the Austin City Council placed a temporary moratorium on new licenses for Type 2 short-term rentals. In February, the City Council voted 9-2 to amend the law and implement new regulations for those rentals, including a ban on them...
  • Ginsburg worries 'everything' will be up for grabs if Trump wins

    07/09/2016 8:38:34 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 71 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/8/16 1:15 PM | GABBY MORRONGIELLO
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg believes "everything" will be up for grabs if Donald Trump is elected president and has the opportunity to appoint several justices to the high Court. "I don't want to think about that possibility, but if it should be, then everything is up for grabs," Ginsburg said of the presumptive Republican nominee succeeding in his bid for the White House in an interview published Friday by The Associated Press.
  • Clinton Aide Testifies that Official Schedules Were Burned ĎOn More Than One Occasioní

    07/04/2016 4:21:58 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 27 replies
    The Gaze ^ | Jul. 4, 2016 | Kate Scanlon
    Longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin said that at least some of Clintonís official schedules were destroyed while she was secretary of state during her recent deposition, according to the New York Post. Abedin replied, ďIf there was a schedule that was created that was her Secretary of State daily schedule, and a copy of that was then put in the burn bag, thatÖ that certainly happened onÖ on more than one occasion.Ē
  • Calls For Texas Independence Surge In Wake Of Brexit Vote

    06/25/2016 10:10:24 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 80 replies
    Vocativ ^ | Jun 24, 2016 | Jacob Steinblatt
    After residents of the UK voted today to leave the European Union, the movement for an independent Texas may be gaining serious momentum, with thousands online calling for a ďTexit.Ē The largest group agitating for secession is the Texas Nationalist Movement, which has been promoting its own version of Brexit, called Texit, over the past several weeks. The group has taken inspiration from the pro-exit campaign in Britain, noting that the two movements share many of the same principles. Daniel Miller, president of the TNM, told Australian website news.com.au, ďThe vast majority of the laws, rules and regulations that affect...
  • House rejects effort to ban illegal immigrants from military service

    06/17/2016 4:00:27 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/16/16 | Cristina Marcos
    In a break from previous votes on the issue, the House on Thursday rejected two GOP proposals to prevent the Obama administration from enlisting young illegal immigrants to serve in the military. More than 30 Republicans with more centrist views on immigration joined all Democrats in opposing the two amendments offered to a Defense Department spending bill. The amendments failed narrowly with votes of 207-214 and 210-211, respectively.
  • Essential institutions are no longer respected, government demands respect. A recipe for tyranny.

    05/31/2016 4:37:27 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 6 replies
    Albert Mohler ^ | May 5, 2016 | Albert Mohler
    For nearly two and a half centuries, Americans have enjoyed the enormous privilege and responsibility of forming our own governmentóa privilege rarely experienced throughout most of human history. For most of history, humanity has struggled with the question of how to respond to a government that was essentially forced upon them. But Americans have often struggled with a very different reality; how do we rightly respond to the government that we choose? Thus, the idea of a limited government requires that society uphold and pursue the health of its most basic institutions. When a civil society is weak, government becomes...
  • Primed to Fight the Government

    05/22/2016 8:09:11 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 21, 2016 | Kevin Sullivan
    Those in the movement call themselves patriots, demanding that the federal government adhere to the Constitution and stop what they see as systematic abuse of land rights, gun rights, freedom of speech and other liberties. Law enforcement officials call them dangerous, delusional and sometimes violent, and say that their numbers are growing amid a wave of anger at the government that has been gaining strength since 2008, a surge that coincided with the election of the first black U.S. president and a crippling economic recession.
  • GEORGE P. BUSH: A BUSH CAN SURVIVE IN TRUMP POLITICAL WORLD

    05/21/2016 3:49:32 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 66 replies
    AP ^ | May 21, 2:40 AM EDT | WILL WEISSERT
    DALLAS (AP) -- George P. Bush was talking about his future political plans - and how Donald Trump wouldn't reshape them - when two women approached, giddy with excitement. Eighteen months after he was elected Texas land commissioner and a few weeks past his 40th birthday, Bush is quietly continuing his family's legacy. The grandson of one former president and nephew of another, he remains a rising star in America's largest conservative state and is keeping alive the possibility that a political dynasty declared dead by many when his dad flamed out of the presidential race could yet again return...
  • Inside the GOP effort to draft an independent candidate to derail Trump

    05/15/2016 9:00:07 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 49 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | May 14 at 12:36 PM | Philip Rucker and Robert Costa
    A band of exasperated Republicans ó including 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney, a handful of veteran consultants and members of the conservative intelligentsia ó is actively plotting to draft an independent presidential candidate who could keep Donald Trump from the White House. Those involved concede that an independent campaign at this late stage is probably futile, and they think they have only a couple of weeks to launch a credible bid. But these Republicans ó including commentators William Kristol and Erick Erickson and strategists Mike Murphy, Stuart Stevens and Rick Wilson ó are so repulsed by the prospect of Trump...
  • Recalling Ken Towery, a true Texas hero

    05/15/2016 8:30:28 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 5 replies
    Longview News Journal ^ | May 6, 2016 at 10:31 p.m. | Ken Herman
    I'm sorry to have to tell you about Ken Towery's death. But I'm honored to be able to tell you about his life.
  • West Point Photo Inquiry Clears Cadets

    05/11/2016 6:31:20 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 62 replies
    UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY WEST POINT, NEW YORK ^ | 10 May 2016 | Robert L. Caslen, Jr. Lieutenant General, US Army Superintendent
    Members of the United States Corps of Cadets, the Long Gray Line, Ladies and Gentlemen: I know that you are all acutely aware of the recent photo that has garnered the national spotlight by showing a group of cadets posing in full dress uniform with their fists raised.
  • Pat Buchanan: Donald Trump‚Äôs Rise Is Rejection of a Quarter Century of Bush Republicanism

    02/21/2016 10:41:34 AM PST · by lqcincinnatus · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 18, 2016 | Julia Hahn
    In an exclusive statement to Breitbart News, Pat Buchanan declared that Trump's rise represents a rejection of 25 years of Bush Republicanism - an ideology which Buchanan says has destroyed America's once-great manufacturing core, flooded the country with low-skilled workers, and drained the treasury with ill-advised foreign adventures in the Middle East. every man unto his city.
  • Local medical school under fire for allegedly purchasing aborted fetal tissue

    02/07/2016 1:52:53 PM PST · by lqcincinnatus · 5 replies
    KFOX14 ^ | Jan 29 2016 | Genevieve K Curtis
    EL PASO, Texas-- KFOX14 Investigates uncovers new documents alleging the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso is buying aborted fetal tissue for research, fetal tissue that may be linked to Planned Parenthood abortions. A Houston-based attorney, Briscoe Cain, said he obtained the information from a Freedom of Information request. He said he found evidence of four Texas medical schools purchasing fetal tissue from a California bioscience company. TTUHSC El Paso is among those listed as purchasing fetal tissue from Advanced Bioscience Resource Center. Cain claims the tissue could be coming from abortions at Planned Parenthood because Planned Parenthood...
  • GOP wants end to pro-Bush attacks on Rubio

    02/06/2016 6:53:08 AM PST · by lqcincinnatus · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/06/16 | Alexander Bolton
    An all-out assault on Sen. Marco Rubio by groups aligned with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is angering GOP senators, who fear it could hurt the party's chances of capturing the White House. Right to Rise, a pro-Bush super PAC, has spent an estimated $20 million against Rubio. It is expected to launch a new ad this weekend featuring a clip of former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.), who endorsed Rubio Tuesday, fumbling to name one of his accomplishments.
  • THE CIVIL WAR OF THE RIGHT

    01/29/2016 6:23:27 PM PST · by lqcincinnatus · 78 replies
    World New Daily ^ | Published: 1 day ago | PATRICK J. BUCHANAN
    The conservative movement is starting to look a lot like Syria. Baited, taunted, mocked by Fox News, Donald Trump told Roger Ailes what he could do with his Iowa debate, and marched off to host a Thursday night rally for veterans at the same time in Des Moines. Message: I speak for the silent majority, Roger, not you, not Megyn Kelly, not Fox News. Diss me, and I will do fine without Fox. And so the civil-sectarian war on the right widens and deepens.
  • Trump Pummels Media, Opponents Before Record Crowd in Mississippi

    01/03/2016 10:55:08 AM PST · by lqcincinnatus · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Jan 2016 | Jeff Poor
    BILOXI, MS ‚Äď On a chilly January evening, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump addressed an overflowing crowd at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum ‚Äď at a rally billed as the largest presidential campaign event in Mississippi history. Trump‚Äôs wide-ranging speech touched on topics from ‚ÄúTrojan horse‚ÄĚ Syrian refugees and trade deals to Common Core, the Iran nuclear deal, illegal immigration and ISIS. He told the audience that although he has not spent the most money of the GOP candidates he will begin to spend more in order to avoid taking ‚Äúany chances.‚ÄĚ Trump, however, argued his campaign should be a model...
  • Daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu Ties Knot with Woman Professor

    01/02/2016 9:56:18 AM PST · by lqcincinnatus · 34 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | January 1, 2016 | David W. Virtue
    The Rev. Canon Mpho Tutu, the daughter of former South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu, tied the knot this week with Professor Marceline van Furth in the Netherlands. According to Netherlands broadcaster Jeanette Chabalala of News24, the couple reportedly married in a private ceremony held in Oegstgeest in the Netherlands. The couple is set to celebrate their wedding in Cape Town in May. Tutu is currently the executive director of the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation, while Furth is a professor in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the Vrije University in Amsterdam, and holds the Desmond Tutu Chair in Medicine at...
  • Archbishop invites more young Christians to spend ‚Äėa year in God‚Äôs time‚Äô

    12/19/2015 10:27:54 AM PST · by lqcincinnatus · 20 replies
    Lambeth Palace ^ | Thursday 17th December 2015 | Archbishop Justin Welby
    The Archbishop of Canterbury today welcomed a group of Shia theologians to Lambeth Palace at the culmination of three days of dialogue with Christian theologians, hosted by Harris Manchester College, Oxford and the British Council. Expressing his appreciation for this dialogue, Archbishop Justin Welby said: “At a time of increasing fear and division in the world, it is ever more important that people of faith, Christians and Muslims, come together to work towards the common good for the betterment of all. "As Anglicanism has its roots in the United Kingdom, and Shi’ism in the Islamic Republic of Iran and the...
  • St. Paul's Episcopal Church to remove images of Confederate flags

    11/28/2015 3:09:39 PM PST · by lqcincinnatus · 18 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | November 23, 2015 | LAURA KEBEDE
    The historic St. Paul‚Äôs Episcopal Church known as the ‚ÄúCathedral of the Confederacy‚ÄĚ has begun removing all images of the Confederate flag from within its walls. The measure includes six plaques with various versions of the Confederate flag, the church‚Äôs coat of arms with the flag on kneelers at the high altar, and bookplates in some books in the church‚Äôs library. The coat of arms will be retired, and the church will start to dig deeper in its history, the role of race and slavery in that history, and how parishioners can engage in conversations about race in the Richmond...
  • What is a Just War?

    11/21/2015 2:44:25 PM PST · by lqcincinnatus · 36 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | November 19, 2015 | Fr. John Lathrop
    adical Islam (al-Qaeda, ISIS, or whatever name it goes by) has not only declared war but has waged war against United States, Western civilization and all Christians since September 11, 2001. This is more than terrorism, it is war, as witnessed by the recent attacks in Paris, the downing of the Russian airliner, the beheading of captives and the brutal war being waged by ISIS in Syria and Iraq. It is time for Congress to declare war against ISIS and all other radical Islamic groups. It is time for United States, its allies, and willing partners to use our considerable...
  • Bushes struggle to pull Jeb's campaign off ropes

    10/27/2015 4:08:23 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 23 replies
    AFP ^ | 10/27/2015 | Michael Mathes
    Washington (AFP) - Jeb Bush appeared destined to waltz to the 2016 Republican nomination, but his presidential bid has been upended to the point that even his cherished family pedigree might not be enough to salvage his flagging campaign. Charles Foster, a prominent immigration lawyer who raises money for Bush, said the meeting was mischaracterized by some as an emergency session where the clan swooped in to reverse the slide. "It's a long race and Jeb's campaign is set up to go the distance," he told AFP.
  • Christians Persecuted by Muslims Even in the West

    10/25/2015 8:24:46 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 26 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | October 20, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Last April, police in Sicily reported that Muslim migrants hurled as many as 53 Christians overboard during a crossing from Libya. The motive was that the victims "professed the Christian faith while the aggressors were Muslim." Another report cited a boy seen praying to the Judeo-Christian God. Muslims commanded him to stop, saying "Here, we only pray to Allah." Eventually the Muslims "went mad," in the words of a witness, started screaming "Allahu Akbar!" and began hurling Christians into the sea. It gets worse. When Christian refugees finally do make it to Western shores, they continue to be attacked by...
  • Romney on Ryan as Speaker: Iíd ĎHate to Loseí Him as a Potential Presidential Contender

    10/18/2015 4:58:17 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Oct 2015 | Jeff Poor
    Sunday on CNNís ďState of the Union,Ē former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA), the 2012 GOP presidential nominee, sounded off on the possibility of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI). Romneyís 2012 running mate, as the next Speaker of the House. Romney told show host Jake Tapper Ryan as Speaker of the House would lessen the possibility he could make a future run for president. ďWe need Paul in two spots at once,Ē Romney said. ďYou know, there havenít been a lot of people that have gone on from speaker to the White House, so Iíd hate to lose him as a potential...
  • The Episcopal Church drops below two million mark on PB Jefferts Schori's watch

    10/11/2015 7:50:51 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 27 replies
    VirtueOnline ^ | October 10, 2015 | Mary Ann Mueller
    When the 2014 stats came out last week, it was no surprise that The Episcopal Church had again lost membership across the board. However, the newest released figures show that there is a dip in most church growth indicators -- total membership, ASA, congregations, baptisms, communicants, faith formation pupils, confirmations, and receptions from other Christian denominations. There is a slight uptick in marriages and an increase in funerals. For the first time in 75 years, The Episcopal Church's total membership dipped below the two million member mark. TEC's just-released official 2014 stats show worldwide church membership standing at 1,956,042. The...
  • LUCIANNE GOLDBERG: BILL'S 'BIMBOS' ... 'THEY'RE BACK!'

    10/11/2015 7:43:37 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 73 replies
    World News Daily ^ | Published: 14 hours ago | WND EXCLUSIVE
    Lucianne Goldberg, one of the pivotal figures in the Monica Lewinsky affair that rocked Bill Clintonís second term in office, is marveling at how the defining scandal of the late 1990s is now being resurrected as a result of Hillary Clintonís 2016 presidential bid. Copyright 2015 WND
  • Austin crime in 2014, by the numbers

    10/07/2015 5:30:26 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 12 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | Posted: 5:24 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 | By Staff - American-Statesman staff
    Austin saw a spike in reported violent crimes last year compared with 2013, according to the annual FBI Uniform Crime Report released Monday. Some noteworthy numbers: 3,581: Number of violent crimes in 2014, a 14.7 percent rise from 2013, reversing a downward trend. By comparison, the similarly sized, tech-centric and high-growth city of Charlotte, N.C., reported 5,054 violent crimes in 2014. Austin crime in 2014, by the numbers photo RODOLFO GONZALEZ Austin Police law enforcement investigate the scene where a couple believed to be in their 80s was found dead inside their ... Read More 13.8%: Change in Austinís per...
  • A Protestant Response To Pope Francis' Address

    09/26/2015 8:01:14 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 177 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | September 24, 2015 | Phillip Melancthon
    1] The Roman Pontiff claims for himself [in the first place] that by divine right he is [supreme] above all bishops and pastors [in all Christendom]. 2] Secondly, he adds also that by divine right he has both swords, i.e., the authority also of bestowing kingdoms [enthroning and deposing kings, regulating secular dominions etc.]. 3] And thirdly, he says that to believe this is necessary for salvation. And for these reasons the Roman bishop calls himself [and boasts that he is] the vicar of Christ on earth. 4] These three articles we hold to be false, godless, tyrannical, and [quite]...
  • What Francis Said--And Didn't Say--To Congress

    09/26/2015 7:55:17 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 18 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | Sept. 24, 2015 | R.R. RENO
    The repeated use of the term "dialogue" was irritating. It's a buzzword among today's technocrats. They use it as a softening word, one that signals that they're are not coming to dominate us, but instead to "listen" and play the role of "honest brokers." At the end of the speech, Francis appealed to a spirit of solicitude for the well being of the family. But, again, he steered clear of specifics, making no mention of no-fault divorce or same-sex marriage. He called for the abolition of the death penalty. This has been a priority for the Church going back to...
  • Should Texas secede? Question may appear on Republican primary ballot

    09/15/2015 5:24:50 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 108 replies
    Valley Central ^ | 09.15.2015 at 8:55 AM | Luqman Adeniyi
    Texas already seceded once ó in 1861, by popular vote in a statewide election. But the Texas Nationalist Movement wants a repeat a century and a half later, and thinks the March GOP primary is the place to start. The Nederland-based Texas independence group is circulating a petition aimed at getting a non-binding vote onto the GOP primary ballot over whether "the state of Texas should reassert its status as an independent nation." Their goal? 75,000 signatures from registered voters by Dec. 1 ó more than the 66,894 the Texas Secretary of State's office says the group needs to get...
  • The Supreme Court Goes Gay, Episcopalians Rejoice

    06/26/2015 6:38:58 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 17 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | June 26, 2015 | Michael Heidt
    "This is just the beginning. This is a declaration of war by five judges who have spat in the face of their Creator, of marriage, of biology, and freedom. Now a major proper response for Christians and others is massive civil disobedience and defiance of this homo-fascist decision."
  • Marriage Canon Changes at GC2015 Could Seal Fate of Anglican Communion

    06/19/2015 10:33:46 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 10 replies
    www.virtueonline.org ^ | June 17, 2015 | David W. Virtue DD
    If Episcopal delegates to General Convention pass two marriage resolutions in Salt Lake City later this month, it could seal the fate of any hope that the Anglican Communion can hold together, a Covenant notwithstanding. The worst fears of GAFCON Primates and Global South archbishops will have been realized -- the Episcopal Church will never repent of its sexual innovations thus sealing forever the unity of the Anglican Communion as an attainable goal. It is over. Never again will an Archbishop of Canterbury be able to call a meeting of his fellow primates; at least a third will be no...
  • A massive, silent cultural revolution has changed America

    06/07/2015 7:52:42 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 38 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 6, 2015 | Kyle Smith
    It happened without a Summer of Love, without Timothy Leary, without a groovy anthem or a shaggy new national look. In the past decade or so, thereís been a silent revolution in American culture, one at least as profound as the í60s upheavals. Weíve hardly taken notice of it, because it happened in peopleís minds instead of in the streets, happened in ordinary people instead of in the elites and the punditocracy. Compared to just a few years ago, we have a completely different set of ideas about what constitutes acceptable behavior. As Caitlyn Jenner puts it in her new...
  • Fears over military training fester in Texas city

    05/10/2015 9:08:54 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 14 replies
    CNHI Network ^ | May 8, 2015 8:15 am | John Austin
    BASTROP, Texas - Vicki Lehmeir said she was initially surprised that Gov. Greg Abbott put the Texas State Guard in charge of monitoring the U.S. military's Jade Helm 15 exercises this summer. Then again, Lehmeir, treasurer of the county Democratic Party, reconsidered. ďGov. Abbott is pandering to the paranoia in the state,Ē said Lehmeir, on Thursday morning. ďAnd then heíll probably complain about the cost, like he did at the border when those children were coming across.Ē Fear that the exercises represent the beginnings of a military-led takeover of the state, orchestrated by President Barack Obama, were all too real...
  • WRIT OF CERTIORARI MOTION FOR RECUSAL OF JUSTICES RUTH BADER GINSBURG AND ELENA KAGAN

    05/03/2015 7:07:16 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 23 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | May 1, 2015 | Steven F. Hotze, M.D
    Two Supreme Court Judges Should Recuse themselves from Same Sex Marriage Debate NOS. 14-556, 14-562, 14-571, 14-574 (CONSOLIDATED) IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES JAMES OBERGEFELL, ET AL., Petitioners, v. RICHARD HODGES, DIRECTOR, OHIO DEP'T OF HEALTH, ET AL., Respondents. ON WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT MOTION OF STEVEN F. HOTZE, M.D. FOR RECUSAL OF JUSTICES RUTH BADER GINSBURG AND ELENA KAGAN
  • FALL OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION' AT HAND

    05/03/2015 6:36:44 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 60 replies
    World News Daily ^ | May 3, 2015 | BOB UNRUH
    Dr. James Dobson, who founded the highly influential groups Focus on the Family and Family Research Council and now runs Family Talk Radio, is warning that if the U.S. Supreme Court redefines marriage as analysts predict, the ruling will presage the ďfall of Western civilization.Ē ďI do not recall a time when the institutions of marriage and the family have faced such peril, or when the forces arrayed against them were more formidable or determined,Ē he writes in a letter distributed to his hundreds of thousands of supporters. ďBarring a miracle, the family that has existed since antiquity will likely...
  • American Churches Who Oppose Same-Sex Marriage Will Lose Tax Exemption

    05/02/2015 8:12:01 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 64 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | May 2, 2105 | Timothy A. Pope
    The admission was made by Barack Hussein Obama's lawyer, the sitting Solicitor General of the United States, Donald Verrilli, Jr., on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, during questioning by Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, Samuel Alito, Jr. Solicitor General Verrilli, using a public office to defend same-sex marriage on behalf of the United States, was asked by Justice Alito if religious institutions could be at risk of losing their tax-exempt status due to their beliefs about Biblical marriage. Verrilli's reply was, "It's certainly going to be an issue."
  • Pace Quickens as Pansexuality Pushes to Fast Track Realignment

    04/13/2015 5:00:10 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 27 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | April 11, 2015 | David W. Virtue
    It is becoming increasingly clear that realignment in the Anglican Communion is reaching new levels of intensity and speed as concern for the inroads of pansexual behavior by western pan Anglicanism provinces increases with greater stridency. Consider the following. In Melbourne, recently, the chairman of GAFCON, the Most Rev. Eliud Wabukala of Kenya, launched a new chapter of the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans and ripped the "cultural captivity" of North American Anglican Churches. He went on to say that a crisis is developing in the Church of England, which you can be sure Archbishop Justin Welby does not want to...
  • Why the Confederacy Lives

    04/10/2015 5:03:22 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 593 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | April 08, 2015 | EUAN HAGUE
    One hundred-fifty years after Appomattox, many Southerners still wonít give up. One hundred fifty years ago, on April 9th, 1865, Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox Court House and the Union triumphed in the Civil War. Yet the passage of a century and a half has not dimmed the passion for the Confederacy among many Americans. Just three weeks ago, the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) appeared before the Supreme Court arguing for the right to put a Confederate flag on vanity license plates in Texas. Just why would someone in 2015 want a Confederate flag on their license...
  • University of South Carolina Suspends Student After Finding This ĎRacist and Uncivilí Message

    04/04/2015 7:50:00 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 50 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Apr. 4, 2015 | Zach Noble
    School President Harris Pastides said in a statement: Today, the unfortunate and disappointing act of a student in a study room has challenged the Carolina community to reflect on our values and tell the world what we believe. Respect for all is at the heart of the Carolinian Creed, the code by which we agree to abide. Racist and uncivil rhetoric have no place at the University of South Carolina. We have taken appropriate actions to suspend a student and begin code of conduct investigations.
  • Seven Questions for Same-Sex Marriage Advocates

    04/04/2015 6:53:25 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 68 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | April 3, 2015 | Rev. John C. Rankin
    At the simplest level, there are seven questions central to the debate over same-sex marriage that rarely if ever gain public review. I have written on them below, and what you read here has been refashioned for proper presentation before the United States Supreme Court when it reviews four cases on the matter April 28, 2015. 1. What is the Source for Unalienable Rights? 2. Is Marriage a Right or a Liberty? 3. How Does the Creator Define Human Sexuality? 4. God-given Rights or Human-defined Rights? 5. Is the Declaration of Independence Honored Anymore? 6. Can a Healthy Social Order...
  • Religious Liberty Losing to Gay Rights

    04/03/2015 9:03:31 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 18 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | April 2, 2015 | Mike McManus
    Thanks to brilliant tactics by gay activists, huge doses of corporate hypocrisy, tongue-tied politicians, and the silence of religious leaders -- religious liberty lost big battles in Indiana and Arkansas this week. Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote a column in The Washington Post deploring a "dangerous happening" of a "wave of legislation, introduced in more than two dozen states" that would "allow people to discriminate against their neighbors." For example, he said Indiana and Arkansas passed laws that would allow individuals to "cite their personal religious beliefs to refuse service to a customer." Incorrect. First, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act...
  • ďYou want to rumble Rove?Ē Glenn pens open letter to Karl Rove

    03/22/2015 11:00:54 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 79 replies
    Glenn Beck ^ | Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 10:06 AM EDT | Glenn Beck
    You want to rumble Rove? Come on to my show and letís have it out. Bring it on. I would love to take you on WITH YOUR RECORD AND THE RECORD OF THE GOP. I could do it with my eyes closed and in a coma. You hung yourself on OíReilly. By using my words to mock me, the audience heard my words. I would bet a good portion agreed with me. I was right at CPAC in 2011 and never invited back. What a shock!!! If you donít think that the Republicans are progressive light then you donít know...
  • Presbyterian group votes to allow gay marriage

    03/22/2015 8:14:00 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 24 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | March 18, 2015 | Peter Smith
    The nation's largest Presbyterian denomination has rewritten its definition of marriage and has authorized same-sex weddings nationwide. By Tuesday evening, a majority of presbyteries or regional governing bodies had voted to ratify an amendment to the constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), allowing but not requiring its pastors to perform same-sex weddings and its churches to host such rites.
  • PRO-LIFE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM PREVAILS OVER AMPLIFY AUSTIN POLICIES

    03/05/2015 9:23:59 AM PST · by lqcincinnatus · 1 replies
    Texas Values ^ | March 3, 2015 | Nicole Hudgens
    APRC withdrew its participation from Amplify Austin, a large 24-hour fundraising drive for non-profits this week, after the organization placed restrictions on faith-based groups. The restrictions included that funds from the event could not go to groups that communicate their faith while helping others or ďpromote religious doctrine or instruction.Ē Funding for the non-profit pregnancy centers is vital to their ability to help pregnant women and babies. However, their purpose to minister to both the physical and spiritual needs of these women appeared to be restricted by Amplify Austinís new policies. APRC has chosen instead to engage in its own...
  • PRO-LIFE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM PREVAILS OVER AMPLIFY AUSTIN POLICIES

    03/05/2015 8:55:29 AM PST · by lqcincinnatus
    Texas Values ^ | Mar 3, 2015 | Nicole Hudgens
    Texas Values congratulates The Austin Pregnancy Resource Center (APRC) and two other faith-based pregnancy centers for women and babies, who made a victorious decision in choosing to stand for their convictions of faith. APRC withdrew its participation from Amplify Austin, a large 24-hour fundraising drive for non-profits this week, after the organization placed restrictions on faith-based groups. The restrictions included that funds from the event could not go to groups that communicate their faith while helping others or ďpromote religious doctrine or instruction.Ē Funding for the non-profit pregnancy centers is vital to their ability to help pregnant women and babies....
  • Texas GOP Rep: Obama ĎDeserves Impeachmentí

    02/14/2015 11:44:12 AM PST · by lqcincinnatus · 52 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10:30 AM 01/25/2015 | GINNI THOMAS
    George Orwell said that ďin a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.Ē Republican Congressman Brian Babin is new to Congress, and this dentist from Woodville, Texas radiates a love for country while worrying for his grandchildren when he sees the sorry state of our federal government. But Babin is unafraid to speak clearly, and Washington should listen to what he has to say.
  • Bush blows away GOP rivals with 2016 war chest

    02/14/2015 9:58:31 AM PST · by lqcincinnatus · 61 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 13 at 6:30 PM | Matea Gold
    Jeb Bushís money juggernaut is far eclipsing the efforts of his would-be rivals for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, putting his two political committees on pace to amass an unprecedented sum of tens of millions of dollars by early spring.
  • Texas GOP Rep: Obama ĎDeserves Impeachmentí

    01/25/2015 3:47:52 PM PST · by lqcincinnatus · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10:30 AM 01/25/2015 | Ginni Thomas
    George Orwell said that ďin a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.Ē Republican congressman Brian Babin is new to Congress, and this dentist from Woodvine, Texas radiates a love for country while worrying for his grandchildren when he sees the sorry state of our federal government. But Babin is unafraid to speak clearly, and Washington should listen to what he has to say.