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  • Snopes Is a Sneaky Liar About California’s Bill To Ban Christian LGBT Talk

    04/28/2018 11:47:13 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 28 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 4-24-18 | Robert Gagnon
    Read the bill. There is no religious exemption. There is no restriction to mental health professionals. This is not simply a ‘gay conversion ban.’ By Robert Gagnon APRIL 24, 2018 If you haven’t already lost significant respect for Snopes as an impartial fact-checker, its analysis of a bill that bans all transactions involved in stating Christian beliefs about homosexual behavior should. That bill passed 50-18 on April 19 and is being considered in the state senate. Snopes’ insistence that California Assembly Bill 2943 would not result in the Bible being banned in California is akin to Snopes calling “demonstrably and...
  • Some Questions for Senator Cory Booker About Sexual Perversion

    04/15/2018 6:42:28 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 34 replies
    The Stream ^ | 4-13-18 | Michael L Brown
    Senator Booker, pursuant to your questioning of Secretary of State candidate Mike Pompeo, I’d like to ask you some forthright questions. I understand you might never read this article. Or, if you do read it, you might choose not to respond. At the least, though, we can put these questions on public record. When interviewing Secretary of State candidate Mike Pompeo, you asked him about his views on same-sex “marriage,” which he had previously opposed. I very much appreciate the fact that Mr. Pompeo did not back down on his conviction that marriage is reserved for members of the opposite...
  • Stories of the Ages: Anita Bryant(78th Birthday today)

    03/25/2018 12:23:34 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 40 replies
    News OK ^ | 3-14-2011 | Robert Medley
    It was a cold, solemn day on the Texas ranch. A biting, prairie wind was staved off with a thick, fur coat wrapped around an American music icon. Former President Lyndon B. Johnson had said before he died that at his burial he wanted the Rev. Billy Graham to pray and Anita Bryant to sing. Bryant, once Miss Oklahoma and a Miss America second runner-up, was known in 1973 as the vivacious spokeswoman for Florida orange juice and the Sunshine State. She nervously tried to get her voice ready to sing for a worldwide satellite television audience at the president’s...
  • Gay activists say the mourning over Billy Graham’s death is “disturbing”

    02/24/2018 11:51:57 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 57 replies
    The Bridgehead ^ | 2-23-18 | Jonathon Van Maren
    I wasn’t going to write anything about Billy Graham’s passing simply because I don’t have anything new or interesting to say about him. I never met him, although my grandmother went to hear him out of curiosity at the Feyenoord Stadium in Rotterdam in 1955 with a fellow nurse. I attend a conservative Reformed church, and so our theology runs to the George Whitefield tradition as opposed to the more Wesleyan tradition of Billy Graham, who apparently preached directly to more than 210 million people—the largest number of anyone in human history. But the response to Graham’s death was interesting,...
  • White’s Church [PCA] Ties Raise Questions About His Views On Gay Marriage

    01/29/2018 7:46:52 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 20 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 1-26-18 | Mike Ward
    Andrew White, the son of former Gov. Mark White, and a member and elder in a PCA church, is running for Texas governor as a democrat candidate. White, 45, is an elder at Christ the King Presbyterian Church in Houston, a conservative congregation that is a member of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). In recent days, he has taken heat from other Democrats for being personally against abortion, though he has said he recognizes that abortion remains legal and that he would not try to change that if elected governor. According to online policy papers, PCA opposes same-sex marriage...
  • The Exclusivity of Jesus Won’t Tolerate The Inclusivity of the Sexual Revolution

    01/10/2018 8:59:20 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 7 replies
    Patheos Evangelical ^ | 1-4-18 | Jack Lee
    As the weed of secularization continues spreading its roots through the belly of western civilization, Christians must be active and vocal when discerning the damaging effects on our society’s sexual ethic. Confused, disoriented, and unable to draw a straight line between wrong and right – our culture’s moral compass is spinning out of control. 2017 granted us no shortage of examples to demonstrate that society is altogether ignoring scripture’s warnings about licentious sexual behavior. Undeniably, we are drunk and lost at sea in a ship named Moral Relativism. Moral relativism, collateral damage from secularization and postmodernism, looks past Christianity’s objectivism...
  • Identity Politics Works Until Your Run Out of Other People

    01/02/2018 8:32:01 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 3 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 1-2-18 | Daniel Greenfield
    Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher famously observed that socialism works until you run out of other people’s money. Identity politics also works until you run out of other people. And then #MeToo becomes #NotMeToo. Other people’s money can be borrowed against. That’s why we have the national debt that we do. But identity politics has multiplied too abruptly and explosively to postpone the reckoning much longer. What were once simple categories of three races and two genders has mutated into an infinite alphabet of sexual identities, a Big Bang of ethnicities, national, cultural, racial and religious, each with its own microaggressions,...
  • Franklin Graham spoke Bible-truth about LGBT. Now the UK wants to ban him for ‘hate speech’

    12/15/2017 7:16:47 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 26 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 12/15/17 | Franklin Graham
    LONDON, England, December 15, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – British parliamentarians along with over 6,000 people have signed an online petition to ban world-famous American evangelist Franklin Graham from entry into the country because they say he has used “hate speech” against “Muslims and LGBT people.” Graham is scheduled to speak in the U.K., in Blackpool, Sept. 2018. The evangelist has taken a strong Biblical stance against homosexuality, calling it “a sin” and warning those engaging in homosexual acts about the judgment of God. He has called Christians to boycott businesses that promote the LGBT agenda. He criticized Disney earlier this year...
  • R.C. Sproul: 1939 – 2017 A Man Who Thoroughly Enjoyed Life

    12/14/2017 9:14:17 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    By Faith ^ | 12-14-17 | Robert Tamasy
    Dr. Robert Charles Sproul has been many things over his accomplished lifetime – an acclaimed Bible teacher, theologian, author, radio speaker, jokester, golfer, even artist and musician. As one close associate said, he might best be described as “omni-competent.” Better known as “R.C.” to his family, friends, students, readers of his books, and hearers of his lectures, Sproul forged a reputation as a staunch, determined defender of the Scriptures, becoming a central combatant in the so-called “battle for the Bible” during the 1980s and 90s. He also was noted for being unusually skilled in distilling theological truths and principles into...
  • C Sproul Hospitalized Over Breathing Difficulties; Remains 'Critically Ill,' on Ventilator

    12/13/2017 9:03:54 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 12-13-17 | Michael Gryboski
    Noted Reformed theologian and founder of Ligonier Ministries R.C. Sproul has been hospitalized due to breathing problems and as of Tuesday remains in critical condition. On its website, Ligonier reported Dec. 3 that Sproul had been hospitalized on Dec. 2 because of "respiratory difficulties," listing him as being "in guarded condition at the intensive care unit and receiving expert care and attention." "The doctors believe this is not pneumonia, but an exacerbation of his emphysema due to the flu so he has been put on a ventilator to help his breathing. Thank you for praying for his recovery," noted the...
  • A Bloody 100th Birthday for the Russian Revolution

    10/19/2017 9:57:06 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 12 replies
    The Stream ^ | 10-19-17 | John Zmirak
    On November 7 the world will mark a grim anniversary: One hundred years since the small but devout faction of Marxists called the Bolsheviks lost a popular election. It was the last one Russia would see for 70 years. Instead of accepting the peopleÂ’s will, the Bolsheviks overthrew that countryÂ’s fledgling provisional government. That revolution unleashed a nightmare: a vicious civil war, the mass killing of clergy and religious believers, the slaughter of businessmen and landlords, and the building of concentration camps, 20 years before Hitler. In a single day, the Bolsheviks were known to boast, they killed more dissidents...
  • The uses and abuses of hate

    10/17/2017 8:44:26 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 3 replies
    One News Now ^ | 10-17-17 | Robert Knight
    Falsely accusing opponents with hate is a devilish tool of the anti-Christian crew. Given its prominence in current public discourse, one would think that hate, not love, is a many-splendored thing. The perfectly good word, which oozes out of every media pore, is now so overused that it means next to nothing. Every time you turn around, someone is accused of "hate" merely for expressing disagreement. This is not just a matter of semantics. It's serious. When you cheapen a word, it discourages honest discussion and leads to more confusion and conflict, which is how the devil likes it. We...
  • The Left's Values Are Our State Church

    08/30/2017 9:55:14 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 8-28-17 | Daniel Greenfield
    "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion..." The First Amendment assumes that the proper sphere of government is policies, not values. And so it protects the right of political participation and prohibits a state church that would define values. The government had the right to decide to go to war with France. It did not have a right to decide what you should believe. Politics extended into the realm of policies, not beliefs. But as religious belief declined, politics replaced it as the repository of moral and ethical values. This transformation began on the left. The left...
  • Gone with the wind of madness

    08/28/2017 8:32:58 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 12 replies
    Alexander Boot ^ | 8-27-17 | Alexander Boot
    “If there is no God, everything is permitted”, wrote Dostoyevsky. Yet he underestimated the despotic potential of godless modernity. It imposes its own taboos, and they may well be more numerous than those imposed by Christendom. They certainly are different because their purpose is. Judaeo-Christianity saw man as sinful but capable of becoming better. Both its prescriptions and proscriptions were issued to signpost the road to self-improvement in this world and salvation in the next. The original commandments were chiselled in stone literally, the later ones figuratively, but there was no room left for misinterpretation in either case. Modernity sees...
  • North Korea: How Christians survive in the world's most anti-Christian nation

    08/18/2017 8:16:58 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8-18-17 | Hollie McKay
    For 16 years, North Korea has been ranked the “most oppressive place in the world for Christians,” and this week the U.S. State Department re-asserted it as one of the world’s worst religious persecutors – torturing and executing those even suspected of worshipping God. But that still hasn’t stopped an estimated 36 percent of the population – around 9 million – from practicing Christianity. “Life is extremely difficult for all North Koreans, but Christians face an even tougher road,” Jeff King, president of International Christian Concern told Fox News. “Christians are accused of being imperialists seeking to overthrow the government...
  • Progressive Christians Tend to Put Politics Over Theology

    08/13/2017 5:24:51 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 31 replies
    The Stream ^ | 8-13-17 | George Yancey
    I recently blogged about research I’ve done on how progressive Christians view conservative Christians, atheists and Muslims (on the religious side), and liberals and conservatives (on the political side). I defined the difference between the two groups of Christians very simply: Do they accept the Bible as the Word of God? What I found was interesting (though not surprising). Progressive Christians tend to put politics over theology. That’s not to say there are no conservative Christians who do the same. Nor does it mean that all progressive Christians view politics so highly. What it does mean is that progressive Christians...
  • Arlene Foster: I’m not changing my mind on marriage or abortion

    08/12/2017 9:29:38 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 20 replies
    The Christian Institute ^ | 8-11-17 | The Christian Institute
    DUP leader Arlene Foster is rejecting pressure to introduce same-sex marriage and abortion in Northern Ireland, saying her support for traditional marriage and the unborn is resolute. Speaking on Monday, Mrs Foster expressed sadness that opponents of redefining marriage are branded ‘homophobic’ and ‘haters’. And following a separate meeting with pro-life supporters, she said the party would do everything in its power to uphold Northern Ireland’s current law on abortion. Westminster pressure Last week, a gay pride event in Belfast called for the introduction of same-sex marriage. The UK Government approved the flying of the LGBT ‘rainbow’ flag at an...
  • Healthcare in Canada: It's not free, and it doesn't work

    08/08/2017 7:33:06 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 41 replies
    One News Now ^ | 8-7-17 | Chris Woodward
    While some Americans, including politicians, continue to push for single-payer healthcare, a Canadian is helping people in his country get care in America – because the healthcare system where he lives, he says, "simply does not work." As many people know, Canada has single-payer healthcare. That means the government runs and controls the delivery of all healthcare. Under that system, people wanting plastic surgery – for example – would foot the bill; but procedures, including cardiac bypass, can be done, albeit not always in a timely manner. Will liberals in America ever be convinced that single-payer (government-run) healthcare isn't the...
  • Airline botches pro-gay ad, proves marriage is only between man and woman

    08/08/2017 5:07:19 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 21 replies
    Lifesite News ^ | 8-8-17 | Doug Mainwaring
    August 8, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has produced a Twitter ad meant to pay tribute to Gay Pride events now taking place in Amsterdam. The only thing is, the tweet serves to do the exact opposite. The ad shows three sets of seat belts. The first consists of two “female” ends. The second pairs two “male” ends. The third depicts a male with a female end and is clearly the only seat belt pairing that actually works. If KLM equipped its aircraft with set number one or number two, its entire fleet would be grounded for safety...
  • Why no Christian should attend a "gay wedding"

    07/31/2017 7:06:58 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 161 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7-31-17 | Lifesitenews.com
    July 31, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — This article is intended for anyone contemplating buckling under to the pressure of the radical homosexual agenda by either participating as a vendor (e.g. wedding cake baker, florist, photographer) or as an attendee at a same-sex "marriage" ceremony. From the vantage point of Holy Scripture, this is a no brainer. Multiple books in both the Old and New Testaments condemn homosexual behavior as gravely sinful. Even more to the point, the Bible is very clear that true marriage is a sacred union between one man and one woman. This begins with Genesis in which man...