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  • Christianity As National Suicide Pact

    07/11/2018 8:25:23 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | July 10, 2018 | Rod Dreher
    Here is a July 5 from the Vatican’s Migration & Refugees office:https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsTranslation: Immigrants make it possible to solve a problem that the current social security system is not able to face, namely the reduction in the number of Italian workers.Italy’s unemployment rate is 10.9 percent. Its youth unemployment rate — the highest in the EU — is at almost 20 percent31.9 percent. But according to the Vatican, Italy needs more immigrants to solve its labor shortage problem.Here is one from the day before:https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsIt’s a quote from Francesco Montenegro, a Sicilian Cardinal Archbishop, and head of the Italian Catholic bishops’ migration...
  • International Community Ignores Genocide of Christians in Nigeria

    07/08/2018 4:22:11 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    Gate Stone Institute ^ | July 8, 2018 at 5:00 am | Raymond Ibrahim
    This brings the death toll of Christians to more than 6,000 since the start of 2018. "The Islamists of northern Nigeria seem determined to turn Nigeria into an Islamic Sultanate and replace Liberal Democracy with Sharia as the National Ideology. The object of course, is to supplant the Constitution with Sharia as the source of legislation." — National Christian Elders Forum, a wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria. The Nigerian government and the international community, however, have from the start done little to address the situation. This lack of participation is not surprising: they cannot even acknowledge its...
  • I’m Not Playing the New Game of ‘Deny Trump to Prove Your Love for Jesus’ and You Shouldn't Either

    07/03/2018 9:29:35 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 18 replies
    Townhall ^ | 7-3-2018 | Michael Brown
    We hear this on a daily, if not hourly basis. Evangelicals have hurt their witness by voting for Trump. Evangelicals have lost their credibility by supporting Trump. Evangelicals can no longer be taken seriously because they're in bed with Trump. And on and on it goes. It doesn't matter who he appoints to the Supreme Court. It doesn't matter if he improves the economy. Or strengthens the military. Or helps stabilize the Middle East. Not at all. Trump is a heartless, misogynistic, immoral, narcissistic, xenophobic monster, and whoever voted for him (or continues to support him) is not worthy of...
  • Romans 13 and the Right of Revolution; When Does a Christian Stop Submitting to Government?

    06/30/2018 8:20:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/30/2018 | By Wallace Henley
    As the United States readies to celebrate its independence on July 4, a thorny question arises: Does the Bible really grant nations—especially those once labeled "Christian"—the right of revolution, or do the Scriptures forbid it?Romans 13, now much in focus because of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' appeal to the passage (affirmed by White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders) to support current federal immigration policy and practice, would seem, according to some interpreters, to demand unquestioning submission to "authority."As already noted in the Christian Post, this passage has been too often used as the proof-text for all kinds of tyrannies. Yet its...
  • A Message For Christians About Donald Trump

    06/28/2018 4:11:57 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 6-24-2016 | wayne allyn root
    Townhall columnists Wayne Allyn Root Opinion A Message For Christians About Donald Trump Wayne Allyn Root Wayne Allyn Root | Posted: Jun 24, 2016 12:01 AM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. A Message For Christians About Donald Trump Trending Kurt Schlichter It Is Terrible To Be A Liberal In 2018 – Which Is Awesome Derek Hunter The Liberal Mob Won’t Stop Until Someone Gets Killed, And Then Only Maybe Larry Elder Criminal Behavior, Not Racism, Explains 'Racial Disparities' in Crime Stats I am a Jew turned evangelical Christian. I...
  • Flashback: Gay Coffee Shop Owner Forcibly Ejects Christian Customers For Their Beliefs

    06/25/2018 8:04:20 PM PDT · by TBP · 45 replies
    Red State ^ | October 6, 2017 | Brandon Morse
    It turns out those who vehemently demand Christians be tolerant of their views and lifestyles, and force Christians to perform services under threat of legal retaliation are — and I can’t believe I’m writing this — intolerant of Christians, and refuse to provide services for them. In a recently released video from the group Abolish Human Abortion, a pro-life advocacy group, a gay coffee shop owner can be seen berating, insulting, and forcing the removal of the Christian group because of their beliefs. Caytie Davis and her fellows had been handing out pro-life pamphlets that targeted the homosexual community for...
  • Glenn K. Beaton: We will not worship the Colorado Civil Rights Commission

    06/24/2018 11:32:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    The Aspen Beat ^ | June 23, 2018 | Glenn K. Beaton
    The bigotry of the Colorado Civil Rights Commission earned it a spanking from the United States Supreme Court ... A born-again Christian named Jack Phillips ran a bakery. Aware of Phillips' heartfelt religious beliefs, a gay couple demanded that he violate those beliefs by designing and creating an artistic cake to celebrate their marriage. This was even before Colorado had legalized gay marriage. Phillips politely told the couple that they were welcome in his bakery and that he would be happy to sell them anything off-the-shelf. But he could not violate his faith. He even offered to find them an...
  • He Predicted Trump Would Be President 6 Years Ago, Here's Why This Prophet Says Trump Is in for Two

    06/16/2018 8:50:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 45 replies
    CBN news ^ | 16 December, 2017 | Wendy Griffith
    In November of 2016, the world witnessed what many said was impossible: Donald Trump elected President of the United States. Nearly every poll predicted his defeat but when the electoral map flipped red in the final hours, one man says he'd always known Trump would win. His name is Mark Taylor, coauthor of The Trump Prophecies, who says nearly everything God told him is coming to pass. 'You're Hearing the Voice of a President' In April of 2011, Taylor, a retired firefighter from Orlando, Florida, was watching the news when then businessman Donald Trump came on the screen. "I didn't...
  • University loses fight for Christian law school, SC rules limits on religious freedom 'reasonable'

    06/15/2018 5:33:45 PM PDT · by mkleesma · 22 replies
    CBC News ^ | 6/15/18 | Kathleen Harris
    "Supreme Court of Canada says 7-2 decision will ensure open access for LGBT students" A B.C.-based evangelical Christian university has lost its legal battle over accreditation for a planned new law school, with a Supreme Court of Canada ruling today saying it's "proportionate and reasonable" to limit religious rights in order to ensure open access for LGBT students. In a pair of 7-2 rulings, the majority of justices found the law societies of British Columbia and Ontario have the power to refuse accreditation based on Trinity Western University's so-called community covenant. The mandatory covenant binds students to a strict code...
  • LGBT rights vs. religious freedom: top court ruling on Trinity Western case today (Canada)

    06/15/2018 6:23:25 AM PDT · by mkleesma · 7 replies
    CBC News ^ | 6/15/18 | Kathleen Harris
    The Supreme Court of Canada will deliver a landmark ruling Friday in a closely-watched case that weighs religious freedom against LGBT rights. The judgment effectively could determine whether Trinity Western University (TWU) — a private, evangelical Christian post-secondary institution — can operate a law school at its Langley, B.C. campus. Law societies in B.C., Nova Scotia and Ontario have refused to accredit Trinity's program, arguing that the school's "community covenant" — which requires students to abstain from sex outside heterosexual marriage — discriminates against LGBT people. In B.C. and Nova Scotia, the courts have sided with TWU, ruling the university...
  • Syria Report, Part One: Ethnic Cleansing and the Persecution of Yezidis and Christians in Afrin

    06/13/2018 10:57:02 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    Free Burma Ranger ^ | 13 June 2018 | FBR Syria
    A Burma medic, Joseph, treats Yezidi IDPs from Afrin.This is the first of a three-part report on Syria and our recent mission there. This was our fifth mission to Syria to give medical and other humanitarian help, build playgrounds in areas previously held by ISIS, and share the love of Jesus. We were a 17 person team; five ethnic medics and cameramen from Burma, three American volunteers, our Kurd, Iraqi, and Syrian coordinators and our family. We entered Syria from Iraq and traveled to Raqqa, Tabqa, Deir ez-Zor, Ayn Issa, Membij, Kobani, Qamishli, Tel Tamir, Hasakah, and surrounding areas. Background...
  • How Our World Stopped Being Christian: Anatomy of a Collapse

    06/09/2018 10:05:04 AM PDT · by NRx · 42 replies
    Orthodox Ethos ^ | 05-29-2018 | Jean-Claude Larchet
    Review by Jean-Claude Larchet of Guillaume Cuchet’s book Comment notre monde a cessé d’être chrétien. Anatomie d’un effondrement [How our world stopped being Christian: anatomy of a collapse] (Paris: Seuil, 2018), 276 pp. For half a century, many authors have noted the spectacular decadence of Catholicism in France and more widely in Europe, and have worried about it: Louis Bouyer in The Decomposition of Catholicism (1968), Serge Bonnet in À hue et à dia. The Avatars of Clericalism in the Fifth Republic (1973), Michel de Certeau and Jean-Marie Domenach in Christianity Exploded (1974), Paul Vigneron in A History of the...
  • CrossFit Just Fired Its Spokesperson Who Said LGBT Pride Is A “Sin”

    06/06/2018 7:39:26 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 76 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | 06 06 2018 | Stephanie M. Lee
    <p>“He needs to take a big dose of ‘shut the f*ck up' and hide out for a while. It’s sad,” CrossFit’s CEO Greg Glassman told BuzzFeed News.</p> <p>A high-ranking CrossFit employee was fired after tweeting his support for a CrossFit gym’s cancellation of a Pride event, citing his belief that celebrating LGBT pride is a “sin.”</p>
  • Terrorists now trying to burn Israel down

    06/05/2018 10:43:28 AM PDT · by Deo et patriae · 4 replies
    The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews has posted numerous videos of this latest method of attacking Israel. Many acres of land has been burned and lives placed in danger. I have not seen or heard about this anywhere else.
  • Uncovered: 'Worrying evidence' of new genocidal campaign on Kachin Christian minority in Myanmar

    06/05/2018 9:33:59 AM PDT · by BBell · 2 replies
    https://news.sky.com ^ | 6/5/18 | Alex Crawford
    A Sky News investigation has uncovered evidence that the Burmese military is targeting other ethnic minorities. The investigation, which involved travelling to remote parts of Myanmar, follows months of persecution against Rohingya Muslims by the country's military. More than 700,000 have been forced to flee to Bangladesh in what the United Nations called a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing". Now another ethnic group - the mainly Christian Kachin people - believe they are being increasingly targeted because the Myanmar military's persecution of the Rohingya went unpunished. The attacks by the military are increasing in intensity and severity. Kachin rebels, who...
  • Adam Ford Sells 'Babylon Bee,' Takes on the Facebook-Google Mafia's 'Duopoly on Information'

    05/29/2018 6:39:18 AM PDT · by outinyellowdogcountry · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 23, 2018 | Tyler O'Neil
    On Tuesday, Christian comic writer Adam Ford announced he had sold the popular satire website "The Babylon Bee" for a variety of reasons. While Ford said he sold the Bee for personal as well as ideological reasons, his statement emphasized his battle against the "tyranny over information" stemming from the centralization of the Internet around sites like Facebook and Google. Ford noted that the Babylon Bee succeeded largely thanks to social media and Facebook in particular, "but the power that Facebook held over me as a content creator began to make me very uneasy," he said in an extended statement....
  • A Christian Nationalist Blitz (NYT alert)

    05/27/2018 6:15:03 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 26, 2018 | Katherine Stewart
    America’s Christian nationalists have a new plan for advancing their legislative goals in state capitols across the country. Its stated aim is to promote “religious freedom.” Not shy, they call it “Project Blitz.” “Blitz” accurately describes the spirit of the enterprise, but the mission has little to do with what most Americans would call religious freedom. This is just the latest attempt by religious extremists to use the coercive powers of government to secure a privileged position in society for their version of Christianity. The idea behind Project Blitz is to overwhelm state legislatures with bills based on centrally manufactured...
  • Feeling sorry for yourself today?

    05/19/2018 9:20:11 AM PDT · by uscga77 · 8 replies
    Just in case you are feeling sorry for yourself today. You may have good reason, but imagine: Imagine you had to flee your family, your country (Iraq) for fear of your life. Your own family threatened to take your life for becoming a Christian. Imagine you had to leave everything of value and go to one country, then another and finally be settled in the United States. Imagine you had a degree in your own country but it has no value in the US. Imagine you need to go to college but are unqualified for financial aid because you already...
  • After biggest gaffe, pope demands accountability for abuse

    05/18/2018 4:28:54 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 9 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | Friday, May 18, 2018 | Nicole Winfield
    VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Four months ago, Pope Francis dug himself into the biggest hole of his papacy by strongly defending a Chilean bishop accused by sex abuse victims of witnessing and ignoring their abuse. On Friday, he emerged from that debacle after strong-arming the entire Chilean bishops conference to resign for what he said were their "grave defects" in handling abuse cases. He accused them of destroying evidence of sex crimes, interfering with investigations and negligently placing children at risk of being raped by pedophiles. By repenting for his original sin with what amounts to an ecclesial nuclear option,...
  • UK Government Accept Wearing of Crucifix in Workplace as Lawful

    05/16/2018 6:10:47 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 5/15/18 | KV Turley
    The new law follows a case of religious discrimination at British Airways that began 12 years ago.On May 13, the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, the British government made a surprise announcement. U.K. Equalities Minister Victoria Atkins has set her sights on companies who ban their staff from wearing religious items, such as crucifixes. The new guidance, due to be published by the Government Equalities Office later this month, will clearly set out what businesses can and cannot tell their staff to wear. New rules will state that: “Employers should be flexible and not set dress codes which prohibit...