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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...