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  • Oklahoma police captain sues department over mosque assignment

    08/18/2012 5:41:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 16, 2012 | Mike Jaccarino
    A Tulsa police officer and devout Christian is suing his department after being punished for refusing to go to a mosque for a mandatory cultural event. Police Capt. Paul Campbell Fields, a 17-year veteran, was docked two weeks' pay, transferred, reduced to the graveyard shift and made ineligible for promotions for at least a year, after he told his chief his faith made it impossible for him to attend a "Law Enforcement Appreciation Day" at the Islamic Cultural Society of Tulsa, according to the lawsuit. Fields, 43, is a non-denominational Christian, who quoted Scripture in legal explanation of his insubordination....
  • Christians, Silence Is Not An Option [Respectfully, man-up, Padre! Be “salt and light"]

    08/13/2012 8:45:20 PM PDT · by rhema · 9 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8/13/12 | J. Matt Barber
    With the exception of one column previously penned, I pray this becomes my most widely read to date. The secular left has mastered use of the Internet to further its extremist goals. To that end, I have a strange request. I’m asking each God-fearing, freedom-loving American who reads this column to forward it, post it, tweet it, print it out and give it to every pastor, priest or cleric you know. If you don’t know any, give it to someone who does. One need only look to the HHS mandate forcing Christian groups – both Catholic and Protestant – to...
  • Paul Ryan Faces Left-Wing Religious Attack

    08/11/2012 2:20:27 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 15 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | August 11, 2012 | JP
    The Obama re-election campaign huddled today with “progressive” religious leaders as they coordinate a line of attack against conservative Catholic congressman Paul Ryan, Republican Mitt Romney’s selection as his ticket-mate. The Democrat-aligned religious leaders are critical of the budget proposals Rep. Ryan has championed on Capitol Hill, which, they charge, will exacerbate the sufferings of the nation’s poor. They also portray Ryan as a secret admirer of Ayn Rand, who famously authored “Atlas Shrugged” and “The Fountainhead;” who was, at once, a strong defender of capitalism and an avowed atheist. Of course, it is hard for left-wing religious leaders to...
  • Hooray to Our Medal-Winning Christian Olympians

    08/10/2012 3:56:30 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 1 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | August 10, 2012 | JP
    I’m proud of the entire U.S. Olympic team. But I’m particularly proud of our Olympic athletes who competed in London not for personal glory– and the fame and fortune that comes with it in some cases – but for God and country. Among our Christian Olympians who medaled over the past fortnight were two precocious high schoolers, 16-year-old Gabby Douglas and 17-year-old Missy Franklin. Gabby, a gymnast, won gold in both the women’s all-around and team competition. Missy, a swimmer, won five medals, four gold and one bronze, while setting two world records in the process. “I give all the...
  • Has the Tenor of Christianity Changed Since the Founding? - [Vanity]

    08/05/2012 8:53:59 AM PDT · by dagogo redux · 29 replies
    8/5/12 | dagogo redux
    If I understand correctly, the ObamaCare Mandate began to take effect on the Catholic Church a few days ago. I only knew this because my wife was listening to EWTN on the car radio - otherwise, it seems not to have made any stir nor garnered any headlines, and was mentioned only in passing even on that station. Although America has been a nation of amazing strength, integrity and vitality, founded by Christians of great fervor who largely came to this land seeking freedom of religion, and although it is still a largely Christian nation, it is now surrendering, without...
  • Arizona man sent to jail for holding Bible studies in his home

    08/05/2012 9:40:35 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 5, 1012 | Maegan Vazquez
    A Phoenix pastor who was jailed for holding a Bible study group on his private property is now holding one behind bars. Michael Salman is serving a 60-day sentence in Maricopa County's notorious Tent City jail for allegedly violating his probation by holding religious services on his property in violation of zoning and building codes. He was arrested July 9, after authorities charged the one-time gang member hosted Bible sessions for as many 80 people on his 4-acre property, which he tried to claim as a tax-exempt church. [Snip] The married father of six is an ordained pastor of...
  • Baseball Slugger Josh Hamilton Gets Right With God

    08/04/2012 10:12:26 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 6 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | August 4, 2012 | JP
    Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton has suffered through a two-month slump, batting barely over .200 since June 1. There was rampant speculation as to what was ailing Hamilton, the five-time All Star, the 2010 American League Most Valuable Player. Some thought marital problems. Some others thought a relapse into the drug and alcohol abuse with which the 31-year-old struggled in a past life. But the Rangers basher ended the speculation yesterday, releasing a statement in which he attributed his recent problems at the plate to his disobedience to God. More specifically, his failure to quit chewing tobacco. Hamilton’s statement elicited...
  • Syrian Christians begin traditional fast amid continuing violence (Catholic Caucus)

    08/04/2012 7:05:48 AM PDT · by NYer · 1 replies
    cna ^ | August 3, 2012 | Benjamin Mann
    Patriarch Gregorios III Laham. Damascus, Syria, Aug 3, 2012 / 05:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The head of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church encouraged Syria's Eastern Catholics to offer prayers for peace during their church's traditional August 1–14 fasting period in honor of the Virgin Mary. During the run-up to the August 15 feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God (known in the West as the Assumption), Melkite Catholics will be “praying especially for the safety of all Syrians and for the cessation of the violence,” Patriarch Gregorios III said in a letter marking the two-week fast. “We...
  • Gabby's Gold Ceremony Question? vanity

    08/03/2012 1:09:35 AM PDT · by jdirt · 80 replies
    Aug 2, 2012 | jd
    Is it just me? I was watching the Olympics tonight in a restaurant. There was no sound. Gabby Douglas was receiving the Gold medal for her all-around performance in gymnastics. She did wonderful from what I saw. BUT when she received the Gold, she did not put her hand over her heart when they played the National Anthem. She was holding flowers in the middle of her body with her right hand and had her left hand behind her back.. I blew it off, kinda. But hubby saw it too and we both went into shock. I have never seen...
  • Obamacare’s 184 Million Christian Slaves

    08/03/2012 12:04:38 PM PDT · by xzins · 12 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 8/3/12 | Richard A. Viguerie
    Yesterday marked the beginning of their slavery for the 78 million Catholics, 100 million Evangelicals, 6 million Mormons, and the millions of other American believers of other faiths who oppose all or part of Obamacare on religious grounds. To those who say “slave” is a word too charged in American history to be used in this context, I say perhaps “bondsman” -- the word Lincoln used in his Second Inaugural Address -- will fit even better. For how else do you describe the situation of a person who has no choice and is forced to labor to the benefit of...
  • Syria's Christians Arm Against Jihadists...the Islamic Caliphate and Syria must adopt Islamic law

    08/03/2012 8:30:30 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | August 03, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    ... "We saw what happened to the Christians in Iraq," Abu George, a Christian resident of Aleppo's Aziza district told GlobalPost. "What is going on in Aleppo is not a popular revolution for democracy and freedom. The fighters of the so-called Free Syrian Army are radical Sunnis who want to establish an Islamic state."... (more here) I have warned repeatedly of the genocide of Christians should Syria fall to the jihadists, which increasingly appears to be the inevtiable outcome, particularly since Obama is secretly supporting the jihadists: "Aleppo's Christians Arm Against Islamists" AINA August 3, 2012 ALEPPO, Syria and BEIRUT,...
  • LA Times Deceives About Evangelical Leaders

    08/02/2012 10:31:04 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 2 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | August 2, 2012 | JP
    “Evangelical leaders echo Obama, say U.S. is not a Christian nation.” So read the headline accompanying a putative “news” story published yesterday in the exceptionally liberal, exceedingly biased Los Angeles Times. Times religion reporter Mitchell Landsberg misleadingly claimed that evangelicals agree with a statement the current president made in 2006 when he was still a member of the U.S. Senate: “Whatever we once were,” said Obama, “we are no longer a Christian nation. At least, not just. We are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, and a Hindu nation, and a nation of unbelievers.” What the...
  • Bulletin of the Persecution of Christians

    08/02/2012 8:08:08 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 2 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | August 01, 2012 | Multiple sources
    June 28 - July 30, 2012 June 28, 2012 Sudan Authorities in Khartoum demolished two church buildings last week, days after confiscating three Catholic schools. Officials from the Ministry of Planning and Housing of the local government authority on June 18 sent bulldozers that destroyed a church building belonging to the St. John Episcopal Church of Sudan. June 30, 2012 Egypt (h/t to AtlasShrugs) Native Christian missionaries in Egypt remained concerned Saturday, June 30, saying at least two fellow believers were killed by suspected Islamists since Mohammed Morsi was declared the country's president. "Yesterday they began by killing two believers...
  • Christian girls in Pakistan continue to be kidnapped, abducted and forcibly converted to Islam

    08/01/2012 12:43:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    CLAAS ^ | July 30, 2012.
    In the recent months there have several reports about the ongoing persecution, kidnapping and abduction of the Christian women and girls in Pakistan. a daughter of Morris Masih from Rawalpindi was kidnapped by Mohammad Abid and Tariq Ali. Morris Masih has asked the police to register a case against Abid and Ali and recover his daughter, but they have refused to register the case. In another case, in Faisalabad Christian Waris Masih’s wife was kidnapped, he has also reported it to the police, but they failed to give him any information about his wife. Also in Chunian, Punjab, the sister...
  • Buy Chik Fil A Today!

    08/01/2012 1:03:56 AM PDT · by Wpin · 69 replies
    Chik Fil A ^ | August 1st, 2012 | Wpin
    Support Christian values and fight against liberal tyranny! Buy Chik Fil A today and send a clear message that we Christian Americans support each other. God Bless Chik Fil A this day and God Bless those who support them. http://shopchick-fil-a.com/default.aspx/MenuItemID/176/MenuGroup/Home.htm
  • Rooting For Our US Olympic Role Models

    07/30/2012 3:01:00 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST
    The Christian Diarist ^ | July 30, 2012 | JP
    I’m not the biggest swimming fan. But I’m absolutely stoked that Missy Franklin won Olympic gold today in the 100-meter backstroke. Not just because the 17-year-old high school senior-to-be is one of America’s best and brightest young athletes. But also because Missy “The Missile,” is a faithful Christian. “God is always there for me,” she said, in a recent interview published by Beliefnet. “I talk with Him before, during and after practices and competitions. I pray to Him for guidance. I thank Him for this talent He has given me and promise to be a good role model for young...
  • Gays and Chick-fil-A Day

    07/30/2012 9:13:17 AM PDT · by Marketfly1 · 22 replies
    Bayoubuzz.com ^ | July 30, 2012 | Michael Bayham
    On Wednesday, I will be joining what I imagine to be tens of thousands of fellow Christian conservatives by patronizing Chick-fil-A, though in all honesty, I probably would have gone there anyway. The Georgia-based fried fowl eatery has been my favorite fast food spot since high school.
  • The Judgment Seat of Christ for Believers (The Judgment of Christians)

    07/28/2012 12:43:56 PM PDT · by xzins · 16 replies
    Grace to You ^ | 5 March 29, 2012 | John MacArthur
    2 Corinthians For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad. (5:10) Driving PaulÂ’s noble ambition was the knowledge that there would be a penetrating uncovering of the depths of his heart by the Lord Himself. That will take place in the future when believers must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ. The strong terms must and all stress the inevitability and comprehensiveness of this event. That knowledge produced in Paul strong motivation...
  • Christian B&B owners ordered to pay gay couple $4,500 in damages

    07/24/2012 8:13:50 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 27 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | July 19, 2012 | Patrick B. Craine
    GRAND FORKS, British Columbia - Christian owners of a bed and breakfast in British Columbia have been ordered to pay around $4,500 in damages after they refused to rent a room to a homosexual couple. Brian Thomas and Shaun Eadie had reserved a room at the Riverbend B&B in Grand Forks in June 2009, but owners Les and Susan Molnar cancelled the reservation after realizing they were homosexual. “To allow a gay couple to share a bed in my Christian home would violate my Christian beliefs and would cause me and my wife great distress,” Lee explained in tribunal documents....
  • Egypt: Fatwa Bans Christian Priests from Public Transportation to Church

    07/24/2012 5:33:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Raymond Ibrahim ^ | 7/24/12 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Dr. Yassir al-Burhami, a prominent figure in Egypt's Salafi movement and vice president of the Salafi Call—the same sheikh who seeks to punish Muslim apostates, condemns Mother's Day, and advocates deceiving Israel—has just issued a fatwa, published in the "Voice of the Righteous Salaf," forbidding Muslim taxi-drivers and bus-drivers from transporting Coptic Christian priests to their churches, which he depicted as "more forbidden than taking someone to a liquor bar." This analogy, of course, does not begin with Sheikh Burhami, but traces back to some of Islam's early giants, including Ibn Taymiyya and Ibn Qayyim, who agreed that "building churches...
  • Amazing Testimony of Former Hindu and Buddhist Being Led to Christ

    07/22/2012 8:54:22 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 2012 | CBN
    Former Hindu and Buddhist is Led to Christ Through His Curiosity
  • Michael W. Smith Says Atheist Lawsuit Threat Is 'Absurd'

    07/22/2012 8:35:49 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 19 replies
    Christian Post ^ | July 19, 2012|5:29 pm | Michael Gryboski
    Contemporary Christian music star Michael W. Smith has denounced a recent lawsuit threat from a Utah atheist who wants a concert canceled because of possible church-state concerns. Smith told The Christian Post that he found the lawsuit threat against the Draper City Council "absurd" and the "craziest thing I've ever heard." "I don't really have an opinion on the person as I've never met him, but I think the idea of a concert being cancelled because one person threatening a lawsuit is absurd," said Smith. Smith will be having a concert, titled "Wonder, Worship, and Glory" at the Draper Amphitheater...
  • 'Love Jihad' - Radical Islam's Sordid Attack on Christian and Hindu Women

    07/22/2012 8:27:37 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | July 19, 2012 | By Myles Collie
    A disturbing action known as "love jihad" is gaining notoriety after several reports have emerged of young impressionable women being seduced by Muslim men who wish to manipulate them and use them in an effort to aid their jihad. Troves of diplomatic cables were disclosed to the public after the WikiLeaks incident, and one of the cables revealed how foreign officials were monitoring what they referred to as "love jihad" -- an alleged conspiracy of foreign-funded "charming" Muslim men attempting to seduce, marry and convert Hindu and Christian women to be used in the jihadi effort. One such correspondence from...
  • Fifty Christians Burned Alive in Pastor's Home in Nigeria

    07/22/2012 7:15:42 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 66 replies
    Christian Post ^ | July 16, 2012|11:47 | Stoyan Zaimov
    As the attacks on Nigeria's Christians continued in full force this past week, a particularly grisly attack saw fifty believers burned to death at their pastor's home, where they had fled for refuge from a terrorist attack. Reports disclosed that over 100 people were killed by armed terrorists this past week, who went on a 12-village killing spree in Nigeria's Plateau state. Islamic extremist group Boko Haram has once again taken responsibility for the assaults. Different sources have shared various reports of the number of lost lives from last week's assault on Christians, which have been occurring on a weekly...
  • Israeli Parlaiment Member Rips Up New Testament

    07/21/2012 3:08:36 PM PDT · by NYer · 85 replies
    NC Register ^ | July 19, 2012 | Patrick Archbold
    Remember a while back when some Florida pastor with a bad mustache and worse manners threatened and then ultimately burned a Koran? I am sure you do. It had plenty of two things, media coverage and body count. There is another story that is likely to have neither of those things, mercifully. The Bible Society in Israel sent some copies of the New Testament to members of the Israeli Knesset with a note that said "We hope the book will help you and illuminate your way.” MK Michael Ben Ari, with better facial hair than the aforementioned Florida Pastor but...
  • Islamists hack ABVP leader to death in Kerala ( India )

    07/20/2012 7:33:09 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | 17 July 2012
    Activists of Islamist students’ organization Campus Front of India brutally murdered an ABVP leader at Christian College at Chengannur in Kerala’s Alappuzha district. Two other ABVP workers were injured in the Islamists’ attack. ABVP leader Vishal (19), who was hacked by a bike-mounted gang of Islamists in front of Christian College on Monday morning, succumbed to the injuries at about 3.00 am Tuesday ... Campus Front is the students’ wing of Islamist organization Popular Front of India (PFI, formerly NDF), whose activists had in a Taliban-model attack on July 4, 2010 chopped off the right hand of TJ Joseph, a...
  • Look where Delta Force general (Boykin) is headed

    07/13/2012 6:18:52 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 8 replies
    WND ^ | July 13, 2012 | Unknown
    Retired Lt. Gen. William “Jerry” Boykin, whose fiery exhortations to protect America from encroaching Shariah law and other dangers have highlight headlines in recent months, has been named executive vice president of Family Research Council. According to today’s announcement, he will be tasked with the responsibility of overseeing day-to-day operations including policy, church ministries, finance, development, communications, human resources, facilities, information technology, constituent communications and customer service. An original member of the U.S. Army’s Delta Force, he ultimately commanded the elite team in combat operations, and later led the Army’s Green Berets as well as the Special Warfare Center and...
  • Ouija Board Helps Psychologists Probe the Subconscious

    07/09/2012 7:05:14 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 72 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 7/5/12 | Clare Wilson
    Beloved of spiritualists and bored teenagers on a dare, the Ouija board has long been a source of entertainment, mystery and sometimes downright spookiness. Now it could shine a light on the secrets of the unconscious mind. The Ouija, also known as a talking board, is a wooden plaque marked with the words, "yes", "no" and the letters of the alphabet. Typically a group of users place their hands on a movable pointer , or "planchette", and ask questions out loud. Sometimes the planchette signals an answer, even when no one admits to moving it deliberately. Believers think the answer...
  • Convert from Islam to Christianity beheaded, video shown on Egyptian TV (Arab Spring!)

    07/12/2012 9:54:20 AM PDT · by NYer · 39 replies
    God Reports ^ | July 10, 2012 | Dan Wooding
    The moment before beheading Video footage of a convert from Islam to Christianity being murdered by Muslims has been shown on Egyptian TV, according to the Barnabas Fund.The graphic incident, which is reported to have taken place in Tunisia, was aired on a program called Egypt Today.The footage shows a young man being held down by masked men with a knife to his throat. One man chants a number of Muslim prayers in Arabic, mostly condemning Christianity. The man holding the knife to the Christian convert’s throat begins to cut, slowly severing the head amid cries of “Allahu Akbar” (“god...
  • ESPN The Magazine Stoops to Soft-Core Porn

    07/11/2012 8:37:55 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 20 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | July 11, 2012 | JP
    Since its debut back in 1998, ESPN the Magazine has tried to find a hook to rival the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. Well, the editors at “the Mag,” as they refer to their publication, may very well have found it with their annual “Body Issue,” which just arrived at newsstands. It boasts multiple covers, the most shocking of which features New England Patriots tight-end Rob Gronkowski, in all his naked splendor, striking a full-frontal pose, save for a strategically-placed dot covering his package. And Gronkowski is not the only athlete that put out for ESPN’s Body Issue. Another 26 jocks...
  • Black pastors: Pride in Obama 'has turned to shame' over gay marriage

    07/08/2012 1:37:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 38 replies
    Examiner ^ | July 6, 2012 | Joe Newby
    A 1300-member coalition of African-American pastors are calling on blacks to boycott President Obama and sign a petition demanding the administration withdraw support for gay marriage, the Washington Examiner reported Friday.“The black church has always been the conscience of America, and today we are calling on black pastors and black Christians to withhold support from President Obama until he corrects course,” Rev. William Owens, president of the Memphis-based coalition, said on Friday. The Coalition of African-American Pastors had requested a meeting last month with the administration to discuss the issue, but says it was snubbed by Obama and Attorney General...
  • New Homeland Security lumps anti-abortion groups in with terrorists

    07/07/2012 1:53:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 6, 2012 | BEN JOHNSON
    WASHINGTON, D,C, July 5, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) –  Two years after incensing pro-life conservatives and believers in limited government, the Department of Homeland Security has funded another report fingering anti-abortion groups, “fundamentalists,” and those “suspicious of centralized federal authority” as potential sources of terrorism. The report, which seeks to analyze the regions of the U.S. most susceptible to terrorist attack, attributes the greatest share of violence over the last 40 years to “single issue” organizations, mentioning “anti-abortion” groups as the first of only four examples: “anti-abortion, anti-Catholic, anti-nuclear, anti-Castro.” Brian Clowes, Director of Research for Human Life International was incensed...
  • Brad Pitt’s mom slams Obama on abortion (and same sex marriage)

    07/07/2012 1:30:11 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 6, 2012 | PATRICK B. CRAINE
    SPRINGFIELD, Missouri, July 6, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Brad Pitt’s mother has shocked the Hollywood star’s fans after slamming President Obama for his views on abortion and same-sex “marriage” in a letter to the local paper in Missouri. Jane Pitt says Obama is “a liberal who supports the killing of unborn babies and same-sex marriage” and urges voters to back Republican candidate Mitt Romney. “Any Christian who does not vote or writes in a name [that isn’t Romney’s] is casting a vote for Romney’s opponent, Barack Hussein Obama - a man who… did not hold a public ceremony to mark the...
  • Too Bad Brad Pitt is Not the Christian His Mom is

    07/07/2012 9:58:31 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 30 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | July 7, 2012 | JP
    Jane Pitt sent her son Brad, the actor, a message yesterday: She doesn’t like his liberal politics. She doesn’t like his Hollywood values. Mama Pitt, a Christian, didn’t express her disapproval directly. She did so, indirectly (and cleverly, I think), in a letter to her hometown newspaper, the Springfield, Missouri News-Leader, responding to the suggestion of another reader that Christians should not vote for Mitt Romney because of his Mormon faith. “I think any Christian should spend much time in prayer,” Mama Pitt urged, “before refusing to vote for a family man with high morals, business experience, who is against...
  • Former Model Takes on ‘Obscene’ Cosmopolitan

    07/06/2012 7:46:56 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 16 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | July 6, 2012 | JP
    The August issue of Cosmopolitan arrives on newsstands next week. Nicole Weider, a former fashion model, a purpose-driven young Christian woman, believes the “obscene” magazine should be wrapped in a nontransparent plastic bag. “This publication has steadily declined,” she says, “into a full-on pornographic ‘how to’ guide for teens and vulnerable young girls.” Indeed, Cosmo’s August cover entices readers to venture inside its pages with promises of “52 SEX TIPS,” as well as one of those how-to features Nicole mentions, coaching women on how to “TURN HIM ON FROM ACROSS THE ROOM,” and a helpful article for ladies wondering what...
  • Islamic Group Forbids Tomatoes 'Because They Are Christian?'

    07/04/2012 9:55:11 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 40 replies
    Christian post ^ | June 20, 2012|8:00 am | Alex Murashko
    A Salafist group from Egypt appears to be trying to retract a post on Facebook that warned that eating tomatoes are "forbidden because they are Christian." However, the Muslim traditionalist group, calling themselves the Popular Egyptian Islamic Association, apparently still finds tomatoes offensive if they are cut in such a way that reveals the shape of a cross, according to the Now Lebanon website. Along with a photo of a tomato cut in half to reveal what could be viewed as a cross, the group originally posted on Facebook: "Eating tomatoes is forbidden because they are Christian. [The tomato] praises...
  • SPLC’s Potok Again Lies about David Barton

    06/26/2012 5:09:51 AM PDT · by scottfactor · 4 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 06/26/12 | Gina Miller
    Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! Isaiah 5:20-21It is difficult to behold the lunacy of the godless Left, whose members do call evil good and good evil and the truth “hate.” It gets wearisome listening to blatant lies about those of us who love the Lord and who want to preserve our freedoms and our beautiful United States of America as founded....
  • Why Americans Don’t Think Obama is a Christian

    06/25/2012 7:13:22 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 42 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | June 25, 2012 | JP
    President Obama proclaims himself a Christian. But two-third of Americans either don’t know it or don’t believe it, according to a new Gallup poll. I count myself among those who don’t believe it. And not just because the president has managed to attend Sunday church services not even a tenth as many times as he has stolen away from the White House to play golf. The Scripture warns us to beware of those “who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits?” I believe, as do many evangelical Christians,...
  • Bristol Palin is an Overcomer

    06/19/2012 12:43:18 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 17 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | June 19, 2012 | JP
    I’m a Bristol Palin fan. I think the young Christian woman is a role model for teen-aged girls (and boys) who’ve overcome bad decisions in their lives. Bristol’s backstory will no doubt be familiar to most of those who tune in to her new reality show, “Life’s a Tripp,” which premiers tonight on Lifetime network. She became a single mom at 18 years old, the “highest-profile teen pregnancy of the year,” declared the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. That’s because, unlike the other 440,000 or so teen-age girls who gave birth in 2008, Bristol’s mother was not...
  • Is Mormonism Christian? A Comparison of Mormonism and Historic Christianity

    06/19/2012 12:39:12 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 108 replies
    Is Mormonism Christian? This may seem like a puzzling question to ask. Mormons include the Bible among the four books they recognize as Scripture and insist that Jesus Christ is central to their faith as evidenced by their official name, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Furthermore, Mormons’ commitment to high moral standards and strong families is impressive. Doesn’t it follow that Mormonism is genuinely Christian? The question here is not whether individual Mormons are saved (a question we cannot answer) or whether the LDS Church is “Christian” in the sense that any group that professes faith in...
  • Latest Proof Islam is No ‘Religion of Peace’

    06/18/2012 9:26:21 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 18 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | June 18, 2012 | JP
    At least 21 people were killed Sunday in suicide bombings during worship services at three Kaduna, Nigeria churches. They are the latest victims of Boko Haram, a radical Islamist sect. Its terror attacks on Nigeria’s Christian community have taken the lives of more than 560 innocent men, women and children so far this year, according to the Associated Press. Such unholy murder of innocents attests that Islam is not the “religion of peace” its apologists claim. For Boko Haram feels perfectly justified to kill Christians – and any other non-Muslims – in the name of Islam. In fact, violent attacks...
  • How to be a Jack Mormon

    06/16/2012 11:00:56 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 139 replies
    The Cultural Hall Podcast ^ | June 9, 2012 | Carli
    A Jack Mormon is someone who is Mormon, but ”trouble.”They are somewhere in between baptism and excommunication. If they even show up to church, they’re merely in the door, not on the stand, but also not escorted out. Foyer sitters.(That’s how I’ve heard the term used anyway.)In order to be a successful Jack Mormon, you need to incorporate multiple items from the following list into your life: Swear.Church apparel, for men: Wear jeans and any shirt color other than white to church. No tie. Tennis shoes.Church apparel, for women: Wear a sleeveless top and a mini skirt. Never wear panty...
  • U.S. Open Golfer Casey Martin Gives God the Glory

    06/14/2012 9:55:32 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 6 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | June 14, 2012 | JP
    Casey Martin is highly unlikely to win the U.S. Open, which begins today at the Olympic Club in San Francisco. He’s not even likely to make the 36-hole cut, which would allow him to tee it up for this weekend’s for the tourney’s final two rounds. But the 40-year-old linksman is already a winner in my book. Because hardly anyone in the Open field has had to overcome the adversity Martin has faced. That’s because Martin, the men’s golf coach for the Oregon Ducks, suffers from a debilitating birth defect in his lower right leg, Klippel–Trénaunay–Weber Syndrome, which makes it...
  • Carrie Underwood Betrays Her Christian Faith

    06/11/2012 5:35:30 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 81 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | June 11, 2012 | JP
    I’ve always thought well of Carrie Underwood, the season four winner of “American Idol.” I even have her praise and worship song, “Jesus Take the Wheel,” on my Ipod. Alas, “the country Christian gal from Oklahoma,” as E!Online described her, has gone Hollywood on us. In an interview with The Independent, a British tabloid, Underwood declared her support for same-sex marriage. “As I married person myself,” she said, “I don’t know what it’s like to be told I can’t marry somebody I love, and want to marry. I can’t imagine how that must feel. I definitely think we should all...
  • BARBER: Christians should vote for Romney

    06/11/2012 7:24:16 AM PDT · by jimluke01 · 64 replies
    It’s no secret that I have been and remain a vocal critic of Mitt Romney. To say that his conservative bona fides are suspect is an understatement. I have tremendous respect for a number of fellow evangelical Christians who say that they will not support his presidential candidacy. I expect I will anger some of them, and may even lose a few friends. Still, in November, I am voting for Mr. Romney and suggest that any Christian - Republican, Democrat or independent - should do the same. Jesus admonished: “Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of...
  • Obama Administration Scrubs Persecution of Christians From Human Rights Report

    06/10/2012 5:31:11 AM PDT · by blueyon · 16 replies
    Bbible Prophecy Blog ^ | 6/8/2012 | Robert Spencer
    Don't want to promote "Islamophobia," doncha know. Nothing does that like reports of Muslims committing atrocities against Christians and other non-Muslims in the name of Islam—and of course challenging Muslim entities over this persecution is out of the question as far as this Administration is concerned. "State Department Purges Section on Religious Freedom from Its Human Rights Reports," by Pete Winn for CNS News, June 7: Stop murdering christians in Egypt The U.S. State Department removed the sections covering religious freedom from the Country Reports on Human Rights that it released on May 24, three months past the statutory deadline...
  • Graphic Video: Muslims Slaughter "Apostate" in Tunisia...Is This Islam?

    06/09/2012 11:36:51 AM PDT · by PanzerKardinal · 66 replies
    Gatestone Institue ^ | 6/4/12 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Liberal talk show host Tawfiq Okasha recently appeared on "Egypt Today," airing a video of Muslims slicing off a young man's head off for the crime of apostasy -- in this instance, the crime of converting to Christianity and refusing to renounce it. The video—be warned, it is immensely graphic—can be seen here (the actual execution appears from minute 1:13-4:00). For those who prefer not to view it, a summary follows: A young man appears held down by masked men. His head is pulled back, with a knife to his throat. He does not struggle and appears resigned to his...
  • Pollen is evidence that the Holy Shroud is indeed a winding sheet

    06/07/2012 3:52:04 PM PDT · by NYer · 39 replies
    Vatican Insider ^ | May 24, 2012 | MARCO TOSATTI
    According to university researchers the pollen found in the Turin Shroud corresponds to that of flowers used for funerals in Asia Minor 2000 years ago Marco TosattiRome In a recent conference held in Valencia, on the Holy Shroud, the work of one Marzia Boi, a university researcher at the University of the Balearic Islands stood out in particular. Boi is an expert in Palynology, which is the science that studies pollen. As history lovers may already know, the fabric of the Holy Shroud is covered in pollen and Boi’s report clearly highlights that the pollen is proof that the shroud, which...
  • Mormonism is different, but is it too Christian?

    06/07/2012 9:24:28 PM PDT · by dixjea · 85 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Published: Thursday, June 7 2012 5:00 a.m. MDT | By Joseph Walker
    While some Christians insist that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is not Christian enough, one Christian professor says “Mormonism is obsessed with Christ.”...Stephen H. Webb, says that “what gives Christianity its identity is its commitment to the divinity of Jesus Christ. And on that ground Mormons are more Christian than many mainstream Christians who do not take seriously the astounding claim that Jesus is the Son of God.” “Mormonism is obsessed with Christ,” Webb continues, “and everything that it teaches is meant to awaken, encourage and expand faith in him. ... Webb...says that he came to this...
  • Graphic Video: Muslims Slaughter "Apostate" in Tunisia

    06/04/2012 8:38:34 PM PDT · by MurrietaMadman · 76 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | Raymond Ibrahim
    Liberal talk show host Tawfiq Okasha recently appeared on "Egypt Today," airing a video of Muslims slicing off a young man's head off for the crime of apostasy -- in this instance, the crime of converting to Christianity and refusing to renounce it. The video—be warned, it is immensely graphic—can be seen here (the actual execution appears from minute 1:13-4:00). For those who prefer not to view it, a summary follows