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  • Federal judge presses University of Iowa on singling out religious student organization (Iowa)

    01/18/2018 8:34:29 PM PST · by aimhigh · 6 replies
    The Gazette ^ | 01/18/2018 | The Gazette
    A federal court judge who will decide whether the University of Iowa discriminated in deregistering a faith-based student organization asked UI attorneys Thursday if the institution has taken steps to ensure it is applying standards equally to all groups. U.S. District Court Judge Stephanie Rose pressed UI attorney George Carroll, specifically, on whether UI has addressed allegations it unequally enforced its human rights policy by deregistering Business Leaders in Christ for barring an openly-gay student. The student organization — which goes by BLinC — has argued other UI groups limit membership and leadership to those who agree with their ideals...
  • Sweden welcomes jihadis, but wants to deport Christian refugee, who received death threats, to Iran

    01/15/2018 7:52:07 PM PST · by blueyon · 16 replies
    VoiceofEurope ^ | 1/15/18 | Voice of Europe
    Aideen Strandsson, a Christian woman from Iran, is facing deportation from Sweden after her asylum application was denied by authorities. The woman converted from Islam to Christianity, after having a dream about Jesus and has already received threats from Muslims because of her conversion. Aideen came to Sweden in 2014 and received a public baptism. When she pleaded that she could face the death penalty in Iran as an apostate, she got told by Swedish officials that “it’s not our problem if you decided to become a Christian, it’s your problem”.
  • One in 12 Christians around the world is persecuted: 3,000 were killed (tr)

    01/11/2018 11:41:27 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 1 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Jan 12, 2018 | DAILYMAIL.COM REPORTER
    One in 12 Christians around the world are persecuted for their faith and are the target of violent attacks including rape, a shocking report has found. According to a study by Open Doors USA, an organization that studies Christian persecution, 215 million Christians live in areas with high levels of persecution worldwide. The report also goes on to state that over 3,000 Christians were killed and nearly 800 churches were damaged in the last year. 'The most significant findings were that Christian women are among the most violated in the world, in maybe a way that we haven't seen before,'...
  • This Theologian Has An Answer To Atheists’ Claims That Evil Disproves God

    01/03/2018 10:09:34 AM PST · by Heartlander · 67 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 3, 2018 | John Sweeney
    This Theologian Has An Answer To Atheists’ Claims That Evil Disproves GodTaken at face value, the problem of evil appears to be a devastatingly convincing argument against the existence of the Christian God. Many atheists today argue that the existence of suffering is powerful evidence against the all-good, all-powerful God of Christianity. Many philosophers, both Christian and atheist alike, believe the “problem of evil” to be the most persuasive argument in favor of atheism.Dr. Peter Kreeft, a prolific author and professor of philosophy at Boston College, states in “Making Sense Out Of Suffering” that “the most powerful argument for atheism...
  • Christian School Punished Over Biblical Teaching on Homosexuality Files Lawsuit Against School..

    01/02/2018 6:13:37 PM PST · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 1/1/18 | Samuel Smith
    A Christian society in Canada has filed a lawsuit claiming it was punished by a school district for refusing to censor certain biblical references. The Cornerstone Christian Society of Camrose and three parents of the Cornerstone Christian Academy are suing the Battle River School Division No. 31 after the school's agreement with the public school district was unilaterally terminated earlier this year. The lawsuit, filed by the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, claims that the Society, which has had held a master agreement with the BRSD to serve as a Christian alternative program since 2009, lost its agreement in June...
  • Five Scriptures to Super Charge Your New Year

    12/31/2017 6:42:03 AM PST · by RevelationDavid · 5 replies
    Perhaps our greatest need in the New Year is to get into God’s Word. This past year, many people have shared their opinions, but now God wants to speak.
  • Nine people are killed at a Coptic Christian church in Cairo before police shoot dead gunman...

    12/29/2017 6:14:38 AM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Dec. 29, 2017 | Julian Robinson for MailOnline and Afp
    FULL TITLE: Nine people are killed at a Coptic Christian church in Cairo before police shoot dead gunman and capture a second attacker Gunmen have killed at least nine people after opening fire at the entrance of a Coptic Christian church in Egypt this morning. Two attackers went on the rampage outside Mar Mina church south of the capital Cairo before one of them was shot dead as he tried to storm the building. The church was being guarded by police in the run-up to Orthodox Christmas celebrations next week. A picture of the gunman's corpse showed a bearded man...
  • Group Says Several Vaccines are Based on Cells From Aborted Babies, “Using Them is a Moral Evil”

    12/28/2017 10:46:39 AM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Dec. 28, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    An Australian group recently urged the government to grant religious freedom exceptions to parents who do not want their children to have vaccines made from aborted baby body parts. It is a difficult ethical dilemma for pro-life parents, and the Australian Vaccination Skeptics Network says the government should not penalize parents’ decisions. In Australia, families who do not vaccinate their children do not receive childcare subsidies, Yahoo 7 News reports. AVSN said the government should make an exception to that policy for families who object on religious grounds. “To use vaccines prepared with the products of abortion is a moral...
  • ‘We’ve Prayed About It’: Professing ‘Christian’ Couple Refuses Woman’s Pleas Not to Abort Baby

    12/27/2017 3:16:38 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    christiansnews.net ^ | Dec. 27, 2017 | Heather Clark
    A viral video posted to social media on Friday shows a man and woman who professed to be Christians declining a woman’s pleas not to abort their baby, stating that the child would interfere with their plans and that they had “prayed about” the matter. While the background behind the video, such as the location of the recording, has not been divulged, the footage captures the nearly seven-minute conversation between the young couple and a woman named Kate. “You guys aren’t here for an abortion, are you?” called out Kate, who stood on the sidewalk to help abortion-minded women turn...
  • The Best Christmas Songs

    12/24/2017 3:23:44 PM PST · by Architect of Avalon · 64 replies
    Architect of Avalon ^ | Christmas Eve | Architect of Avalon
    First, what are your favorite Christmas songs? I would name Silver Bells, Do You Hear What I Hear, and White Christmas by Bing Crosby, Holly Jolly Christmas by Burl Ives, O Come, O Come, Emmanuel by Enya, Frosty the Snowman, and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Second, what are some hymns, and other pieces of Christian music, that resonate at Christmas?
  • Methodist Minister: I Help Women Get Abortions at Planned Parenthood Because I’m a Christian

    12/17/2017 5:02:56 PM PST · by Morgana · 46 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Dec 17, 2015 | Micaiah Bilger
    Emma Akpan is a faith leader at her North Carolina African Methodist Episcopal Church. She also volunteers for Planned Parenthood. Akpan wrote a column for Bustle this week trying to justify her abortion advocacy with her Christian faith by claiming that she wants to end violence against women. Akpan described herself a minister at her church. “I am a clinic greeter because of my faith, which teaches me how important it is to provide care for my community,” the Raleigh, North Carolina, woman wrote. “For me, that means ensuring that women have safe access to their health care facilities.” Akpan,...
  • Planned Parenthood: Christians Should be Forced to Fund Abortions, It’s “Immoral” Not To

    12/15/2017 8:09:26 AM PST · by Morgana · 32 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Dec. 15, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    Choice. It’s a word that Planned Parenthood loves to use when promoting the killing of unborn babies in abortions. But now, the abortion chain is abandoning its favorite word in an underhanded attempt to force Christians to pay for birth control, including methods that may cause abortions, in their employee health plans. Crystal Strait, president of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, recently wrote an opinion piece for The Sacramento Bee to argue their case. Strait blasted President Donald Trump’s administration for rolling back President Barack Obama’s birth control mandate. The onerous requirement forced groups like the nuns of Little Sisters...
  • Why Would Christians Go Christmas Caroling Outside an Abortion Clinic?

    12/14/2017 2:03:46 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Dec. 14, 2017 | Eric Scheidler Pro-Life Action League
    A young woman sits in the waiting room of American Women’s Medical Center on Chicago’s northwest side, waiting to be called back to the operating room for her procedure. Even now, she’s unsure about the choice she’s made. She knows that abortion is against her religion, but she feels cornered. This is the only way out. Then she hears something that breaks through her anguished thoughts. A group of voices is singing outside the building. She recognizes the familiar words of a Christmas carol: “’round yon virgin, mother and child, holy infant, so tender and mild.” Outside, a group of...
  • Pro-Life Group and Christian College Defend Trump Admin Overturning Obama Abortion Mandate

    12/13/2017 4:12:16 PM PST · by Morgana
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Dec. 13, 2017 | Steven Ertelt
    Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing the March for Life Education and Defense Fund have filed motions in two federal courts asking to be allowed to help defend Department of Health and Human Services rules issued in October that protect pro-life nonprofit organizations from the Obama-era abortion-pill mandate. ADF attorneys also represent Dordt College in Iowa in one of the motions. Both March for Life and Dordt College have been involved in separate lawsuits challenging the mandate, which forces employers, regardless of their moral convictions, to provide insurance coverage for abortion-inducing drugs under threat of heavy financial penalties. The new HHS...
  • Metro Allows Ads From Pro-Abortion Group Denies Ad Celebrating Christmas and Jesus’ Birth

    12/13/2017 6:52:44 AM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Dec. 12, 2017 | Tony Perkins
    When it comes to advertising on the D.C. metro, free speech is in for a bumpy ride. In a classic case of viewpoint discrimination, a federal judge is siding with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) for turning down ad space to the Catholic Church. WMATA defended the move by saying it bans “religious, political, or advocacy” messages (depending on who’s defining them, apparently, since the Human Rights Campaign still enjoys a prominent space in the subway’s line-up). Even so, the Archdiocese of Washington complains, nothing about their message was overtly spiritual. The scene is three wise men, two...
  • Planned Parenthood Uses Baptist, Catholic, Methodist, Lutheran and Episcopal Labels to Push...

    12/12/2017 2:35:35 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Dec. 12, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    FULL TITLE: Planned Parenthood Uses Baptist, Catholic, Methodist, Lutheran and Episcopal Labels to Push Fundraising Campaign Trying to claim the moral high ground, the abortion chain Planned Parenthood created a new social media campaign this week to make it look like it receives a lot of religious support. In essence, the abortion group is saying: “Look! We’re a great cause. Religious people support us, and you should, too!” Just ignore the fact that Planned Parenthood is responsible for destroying the lives of about 320,000 unborn babies each year – something most religious people find morally repugnant.That it has been caught...
  • Principal Who Screamed at Pro-Life Teen: “I Don’t Give a S— What Jesus Says” Says His Life’s Been...

    12/11/2017 9:37:06 AM PST · by Morgana · 153 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Dec. 8, 2017 | Steven Ertelt
    FULL TITLE: Principal Who Screamed at Pro-Life Teen: “I Don’t Give a S— What Jesus Says” Says His Life’s Been a Wreck Ever Since Earlier this year and assistant principal at a Pennsylvania high school was caught on video yelling profanities at pro-life teenagers who are holding signs demonstrating against abortion. The teenager, Conner Haines, was part of a Christian group called Project Frontlines that was hosting a “holocaust of abortion” display on the public sidewalks outside the school. The pro-lifers showed photos of aborted babies and other information to help educate the public about abortion. Haines and his sister...
  • God’s Plan for Mike Pence

    12/05/2017 11:17:37 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 60 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 12/05/17 | McKay Coppins
    No man can serve two masters, the Bible teaches, but Mike Pence is giving it his all....that he recognizes the absurdity of his situation; that he knows just what sort of man he’s working for; that while things may look bad now, there is a grand purpose at work here, a plan that will manifest itself in due time. Let not your hearts be troubled, he seems to be saying. I’ve got this... Richard Land, the president of the Southern Evangelical Seminary and one of Trump’s faith advisers, told me. “I don’t know anyone who’s more consistent in bringing his...
  • The Star

    11/25/2017 6:06:00 PM PST · by Salvation · 12 replies
    Catholic Sentinel ^ | November 23, 2017 | John Mulderig
    The Star A-I (PG) John Mulderig Thursday, November 23, 2017 4:50 AM NEW YORK (CNS) — A holiday treat suitable for all but the tiniest, "The Star" (Sony) is a delightful animated version of the Christmas story told from the perspective of some of the animals present in the manger. Director Timothy Reckart and screenwriter Carlos Kotkin skillfully balance religious themes such as the importance of prayer and the value of forgiveness with a more secular message about pursuing your dreams. They also throw in a healthy dose of straightforward entertainment. They work their way into the biblical narrative of...
  • This Christmas Season, We Have Yet Another Reason to Avoid Starbucks

    11/19/2017 10:07:51 AM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | Nov. 18, 2017 | Moonbattery
    The interracial stuff isn’t cutting edge anymore. So Starbucks has to cap off this Christmas ad with lesbian lovebirds: ***VIDEO ON LINK**** Starbucks appears to confirm the allegation that a lesbian couple is featured on the company’s Christ-free Christmas cup: ***TWEET ON LINK*** Moonbats have finally found a use for Christmas; it can be an opportunity to thumb their noses at Christian values.