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  • Watch: Hindu guru converts to Christianity after something amazing happens

    01/26/2015 5:54:17 PM PST · by NetAddicted · 8 replies
    Blessings.buzz ^ | 1/25/2015 | Elly Mae
    This story is miraculous in so many different ways. A man named Ravi said that God showed him a man that he was supposed to go find. He didn’t know his name but he did know what he looked like. After going where God led him, Ravi found the man God showed him. The man was a guru, dedicated by his parents to be the priest in the village temple. After talking to each other for a while, it is revealed that the guru had a dream about Ravi… And you have to watch to see what happens next… Watch...
  • Have We Carefully Thought of the Consequences of Absolute Free Speech?

    01/26/2015 1:03:50 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 26 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 26 January 2015 | Enza Ferreri
    This article was published on The Occidental ObserverBy Enza Ferreri One “thought experiment” in the recent – but not yet concluded - debate on freedom of speech surrounding the Charlie Hebdo massacre particularly impressed me: Here is a thought experiment: Suppose that while the demonstrators stood solemnly at Place de la Republique the other night,… a man stepped out in front… carrying a placard with a cartoon depicting the editor of the magazine lying in a pool of blood, saying, “Well I’ll be a son of a gun!” or “You’ve really blown me away!” or some such witticism. How...
  • Excavation of Sodom: Homosexual Adoption and the breaking of the Everlasting Covenant [Isaiah 24]

    01/26/2015 9:19:39 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 15 replies
    Wrestlers of Faith ^ | 1/26/2015 | Jan Sobieski
    As I write this article, the ancient city of Sodom is being excavated on the northeast tip of the Dead Sea in Jordan. The Site is called the Tell el-Hammam Excavation Project, led by Dr. Steven Collins of Trinity Southwest University, College of Archaeology. Dr Steven Collins presents the results of his excavation of Sodom (Tell El Hammam) The excavation project has uncovered evidence of an advanced society with Greek architecture, art, and an advanced economy. There is also evidence of a cataclysmic event, similar to a nuclear type explosion, that leveled the city at one point in its history....
  • Christianity’s Human Sacrifice Problem: If God called upon you to wipe out a village ...

    01/26/2015 7:58:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/26/2015 | Walter Hudson
    Does Christianity call for human sacrifice?When you put the question like that, the instinctive response of any given Christian would tend toward a resounding “no.” After all, human sacrifice is a barbaric act which no rational person could condone. We believers like to regard ourselves as rational.Yet, a cursory examination of popular Christian doctrine suggests that human sacrifice – to one degree or another – stands as a central tenet of the faith. In his book Loving Life: The Morality of Self-Interest and the Facts that Support It, author Craig Biddle cites “religionists” – including many prominent Christian theologians –...
  • The Truth is Always Offensive

    01/26/2015 5:56:49 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 5 replies
    TrevorGrantThomas.com ^ | January 25, 2015 | Trevor Thomas
    When Jesus stood before Pilate, just prior to going to His execution, Pilate asked Him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” After some discussion, Pilate concluded, “You are a king, then!” Jesus replied, “You are right in saying that I am a king. In fact, for this reason I was born, and for this reason I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.” Sounding much like a modern-day graduate of Harvard’s divinity school, or the Dean for Religious Life at Stanford University (who both probably have about the...
  • In Iran, 'scores of Christians' were arrested Dec. 25

    01/08/2011 9:37:29 AM PST · by wmfights · 1 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | January 7, 2011 | Staff
    WASHINGTON (BP)--"Scores of Christians" have been detained since Christmas in Tehran, according to a statement protesting the action by Iranian authorities issued by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom on Jan. 7. "They were informally accused of being 'evangelical missionaries,' although no formal charges have been filed by authorities," USCIRF stated, noting: "Iranian law makes proselytizing of Muslims by non-Muslims illegal, in contravention of international standards." According to the USCIRF statement: "Reports indicate that as many as 70 Christians have been detained over the past two weeks. Some individuals have since been released, although it is unclear how many...
  • Iran Arrests 80 Evangelicals, Amid Fears of New Crackdown on Christians

    09/10/2004 11:04:00 PM PDT · by miltonim · 10 replies · 692+ views
    BosNewsLife ^ | 10 September 2004 | COMPASS
    TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife) -- Iranian police invaded the annual conference of Iran’s Assemblies of God and arrested at least 80 church leaders at the church’s denominational center near Tehran as part of the worst crack down on evangelical believers in a decade, a Christian news agency reported Friday, September 10. Compass news agency said security forces raided the meeting "without warning" in Karaj, 20 miles (32 kilometers) west of the capital, after they surrounded the church’s garden property Thursday, September 9. Eyewitnesses were quoted as saying that all men and women present at the first day of their annual meetings...
  • Christians Are Hypocrites And God Bless Them For It

    01/24/2015 4:44:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2015 | John Hawkins
    All you then have to do is keep out of his mind the question, “If I, being what I am, can consider that I am in some sense a Christian, why should the different vices of those people in the next pew prove that their religion is mere hypocrisy and convention?” – C.S. LewisMoses murdered an Egyptian and hid his body in the sand. David had a loyal soldier killed in battle to cover up his infidelity with the man’s wife. Peter denied Christ three times before the cock crowed even though he knew He was the Messiah. These were...
  • The Priesthood in England - Part 1

    01/22/2015 4:49:05 PM PST · by Jandy on Genesis · 1 replies
    Biblical Anthropology ^ | January 4, 2015 | Alice C. Linsley
    Depending on who is telling the story, accounts differ as to when the priesthood came to the British Isles. Anglicans tend to give this account: Christianity arrived in the British Isles around AD 47 according to Gildas's De Excidio et Conquestu Britanniae. Christians likely entered as metal workers and traders traveling long the tin route between Spain and Ireland. The earliest historical evidence of Christianity among the native Britons is found in the writings of such early Christian Fathers as Tertullian and Origen in the first years of the 3rd century. In the 1st or 2nd century, southern Britain became...
  • Christian Lawyers and Doctors Need Not Apply: A scary time to be a Christian professional in Canada.

    01/22/2015 1:05:43 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    The Cardus Daily ^ | 01/22/2015 | Albertos Polizogopoulos
    It has become a scary time to be a Christian professional in Canada. In 2014, lawyers and doctors were targeted by their own professional associations for direct attack because of their religious beliefs. For Christian lawyers, the first salvo was fired at Trinity Western University’s law school. TWU, which exists to “develop godly Christian leaders” in a variety of marketplaces, requires its students and staff to sign a Community Covenant. This pledge, based on religious beliefs, to abstain from certain activities and behaviours during their time at TWU, includes the use of alcohol on campus, viewing pornography, and “sexual intimacy...
  • If Firing Atlanta’s Fire Chief Isn’t a Religious Liberty Case, Then Nothing Is

    01/22/2015 7:14:38 AM PST · by xzins · 18 replies
    CrossWalk ^ | 15 Jan 15 | Alex Crain
    Today's lead editorial in The New York Times came out in strong support of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed for firing the city's Fire Chief, Kelvin Cochran. Cochran, as you may know was fired recently for having “antigay views.” Christian author and professor, Denny Burk, took issue with the NYT editorial on his blog, arguing that if the Atlanta Fire Chief’s termination isn’t a religious liberty case, then nothing is. Extensive details about this curious case of termination are easy to find elsewhere. For instance, see this Christianheadlines.com article, click the related links throughout this post, and view Chief Cochran’s own...
  • Why Hitler wished he were a Muslim (WSJ)

    01/21/2015 8:33:33 AM PST · by wtd · 20 replies
    Elder of Zion blog ^ | January 21, 2015 | Elder of Zion
    Why Hitler wished he were a Muslim (WSJ)From The Wall Street Journal, a book review of two new books on Nazi Germany, ATATÜRK IN THE NAZI IMAGINATION by Stefan Ihrig and ISLAM AND NAZI GERMANY’S WAR by David Motadel. : ‘It’s been our misfortune to have the wrong religion,” Hitler complained to his pet architect Albert Speer. “Why did it have to be Christianity, with its meekness and flabbiness?” Islam was a Männerreligion—a “religion of men”—and hygienic too. The “soldiers of Islam” received a warrior’s heaven, “a real earthly paradise” with “houris” and “wine flowing.” This, Hitler argued, was...
  • We Will Stand [online concert on January 21, 2015; support persecuted Christians in Iraq, etc.]

    01/21/2015 11:50:10 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    "Glorifying God with One Voice and One Mind." - Romans 15:6 HCSB CCM United, One Message. Many Voices. Contemporary Christian Music has impacted millions of listeners around the world for the last forty years. In the process, artists like Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Steven Curtis Chapman, Sandi Patty, The Imperials, Newsboys, Petra, 4Him, Point of Grace, Carman and countless others have become household names.Their albums and songs define a new era of music we now call CCM. But that era actually began with another group of artists including Love Song, Larry Norman, Andrae Crouch, Keith Green, and Evie...
  • OLDEST KNOWN GOSPEL RETRIEVED FROM MUMMY MASK, RESEARCHERS CLAIM

    01/21/2015 11:34:40 AM PST · by bkopto · 75 replies
    Breitbart/UPI ^ | Jan 21, 2015 | staff
    The mummy masks of ancient commoners are a treasure trove of classical and religious documents — Christian scripture, Phoenician histories, Greek poetry. While the rich and royal members of ancient Egyptian society were buried in mummy masks of flaked gold and other precious metals, common people were forced to construct theirs with recycled pieces of paper. Recently, archaeologists found what they believe to be the world’s oldest piece of scripture in the mask of mummy from the first century. Researchers say the new scrap of spiritual papyrus is a portion of the the Gospel of Mark, the second chapter of...
  • GOP Elites create their own problems of “Diversity”

    01/21/2015 10:28:54 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/21/15 | Jerry Todd
    My local paper featured a column by David Lightman of McClatchy. It headlined “GOP can’t seem to overcome diversity problems” He went on to point out minor flaps about how a few elected officials portrayed the truth. It turns out the author of the “study” was Henry Barbour - a major part of the “progressive” cabal in the party. He, his Dad, Haley, Michael Bloomberg, Boling, the Lt. Governor of Virginia, with the help of Karl Rove are part of what is clearly an effort to rid the party of its Tea Party philosophy base. That’s another subject, but be...
  • Breakpoint - The War on Christians: Persecution Hits Record Levels (Unprecedented Tribulation?)

    01/21/2015 7:56:24 AM PST · by xzins · 26 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | January 21, 2015 | John Stonestreet
    While in 2014 the days of throwing Christians to wild beasts in the arena may be behind us, the persecution of Christians around the world isn't. In fact, the number of our brothers and sisters subjected to imprisonment, torture, and death for their faith in just the last twelve months dwarfs the number who suffered during the entire tenure of Nero. As a new report from a leading ministry to the persecuted church shows, last year was one of the most violent on record for believers worldwide—and 2015 could be worse. Open Doors International released its World Watch List earlier...
  • Supreme Court Unanimously Rules For Bearded Muslim Inmate Gregory Holt

    01/21/2015 6:30:04 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    NBC ^ | 1/21/15
    A unanimous Supreme Court ruling has invalidated an Arkansas state prison rule that barred inmates from growing beards measuring more than a quarter of an inch long. The rule had been challenged by inmate Gregory Holt, a Muslim man who had asked for permission to grow a half-inch-long beard as a compromise from the full beard he believes is required by his faith. In a ruling announced Tuesday, the Supreme Court said the policy violated Holt's religious beliefs.
  • Newsweek Throws the First Stone: Story on the Bible didn't even pretend to mask an agenda.

    01/19/2015 7:47:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/19/2015 | CHRIS QUEEN
    In the Gospel of John, we read a story where a group of Jewish Torah teachers and Pharisees (members of a legalistic sect of Judaism) bring to Jesus a woman whom they caught in adultery, asking Him what punishment He thinks the woman deserves. Masterfully — as He always did — Jesus answers the scholars with a simple, yet profound statement: “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her” (John 8:7, NIV).Recently, Newsweek featured a cover article on the Bible in which author Kurt Eichenwald — not a Biblical scholar...
  • Imagine No Heaven and Lots of War

    01/20/2015 1:05:46 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 1 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 20 January 2015 | Enza Ferreri
    It's a common, but misconceived, idea that Western people have grown disillusioned with religion because of religious wars in the distant or - in the almost unique case of Northern Ireland - recent past. People on the Left have taken this view with a bit more consistency than those on the Right. Think of John Lennon's song Imagine. He saw world peace and unification in the abolition of what he considered as all causes of division and conflict: religion, class, nation. Lennon was, to put it in euphemistically-correct language, "cognitively challenged", but at least one can't deny his consistency...
  • Will they be asking Muslims to “justify” their beliefs as well?

    01/19/2015 8:39:40 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/19/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Those who don’t live in the rural South find stories like this difficult to believe. We imagine an increased level of freedom in our idealized version of things in Dixie. Alas that’s not quite how things are. Recently the parents of home schooled children in Goochland County, Virginia had to rise up in fury to force the county’s school board to back down from a most intrusive demand. It seems surreal to even contemplate this, but the power drunk school board members had to be made to abandon their demand that home-schooled children and their parents be required “to justify...
  • Dr. David Jeremiah devotional for January 18

    01/18/2015 9:16:31 AM PST · by Dr. Thorne
    DavidJeremiah.org ^ | 1/18/2015 | Dr. David Jeremiah
    "Who is of a merry heart has a continual feast." - Proverbs 15:15 Recommended Reading: Proverbs 15:14-17 “If you’re lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man,” wrote Ernest Hemingway, “then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a movable feast.” Paris is the City of Light. But how much better to have the promise in Proverbs 15:15 from the Father of heavenly lights who bestows on us every good and perfect gift (James 1:17). How richer a continual feast than a movable one! Those who truly know...
  • Pope Francis: 'You cannot make fun of the faith of others'

    01/16/2015 7:39:02 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 131 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/15/2015 | Nick Squires
    Pope Francis has weighed into the debate over freedom of expression in the wake of the religious attacks in Paris, saying that anyone who insults a religion can expect a "punch in the nose". ... He said "If my good friend Dr Gasparri says a curse word against my mother [Mary?], he can expect a punch in the nose." Throwing a pretend punch, the Pope said: "It's normal. You cannot provoke. You cannot insult the faith of others. You cannot make fun of the faith of others." ...
  • Choose you this day: Stand with the Prophet or kill those who do (war)

    01/16/2015 7:22:33 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 5 replies
    Developments in life over Islam | 16 September 2015 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    It appears we are facing a hard decision. Whenever major conflict arises leading to death and destruction, many people wisely opt to try and stay out of the conflict. However, when we begin to see that those who will not submit to Islam (redundant) or reject Islam are murdered in cold blood, then one has to make a decision: Either one must submit to Islam or one must stand up and fight against those who support that evil cult belief. As Emiliano Zapata astutely said many years ago (a statement Charlie Hebdo borrowed), "Mejor morir de pie que vivir de...
  • Is there a Christian revival starting in France?

    01/16/2015 7:18:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    The Week ^ | 01/15/2015 | Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
    On a recent Sunday, my family and I only showed up 10 minutes early for Mass. That meant we had to sit in fold-out chairs in the spillover room, where the Mass is relayed on a large TV screen. During the service, my toddler had to go to the bathroom. To get there, we had to step over a dozen people sitting in hallways and corners. This is business as usual for my church in Paris, France. I point this out because one of the most familiar tropes in social commentary today is the loss of Christian faith in Europe...
  • The Cross Examined College Prep Course II

    01/16/2015 6:31:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2015 | Mike Adams
    Author’s Note: If you’re wondering why this column begins with “#4” just go to my archive. This is Part II of a series. Part I described a new College Prep Course that is being offered by www.CrossExamined.org. Frank Turek, J. Warner Wallace, and I will be traveling the country offering the course starting in the summer of 2015. This column series provides an overview of my 10-step plan to help Christian kids prepare for life in college. 4. Google Is Not a Friend to Higher Ed. Some readers may remember my infamous “letter to Ed” that went viral on the...
  • Christianity Saved Europe from Islam: Je Suis Charlie Martel

    01/15/2015 1:17:00 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 15 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 15 January 2015 | Enza Ferreri
    Fantastic video that you can see by clicking on the "Enza Ferreri Blog" link above, from ramzpaul. It has been the Christian cross and Christian Church that has defeated the invading Islamic armies again and again, throughout the history of Europe, let's never forget that. Now Europe is losing Christianity, and is losing to Islam: can that be only a coincidence? Wake up, people! The attacks on Christianity have come from various sources, but none of these sources have had European interests at heart. Sometimes these attacks are repeated by naďve, unaware, possibly well-meaning "useful idiots", but mostly they are...
  • Public Sees Religion’s Influence Waning [and much more]

    01/13/2015 1:57:02 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 29 replies
    Pew Research Center ^ | September 22, 2014 | Pew Research Center
    Nearly three-quarters of the public (72%) now thinks religion is losing influence in American life, up 5 percentage points from 2010 to the highest level in Pew Research polling over the past decade... The share of Americans who say churches and other houses of worship should express their views on social and political issues is up 6 points since the 2010 midterm elections (from 43% to 49%). .. It finds a slight drop in support for allowing gays and lesbians to marry, with 49% of Americans in favor and 41% opposed – a 5-point dip in support from a February...
  • Christianity Is Losing in America

    01/14/2015 6:34:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/14/2015 | Craig Dunkley
    Christianity is under attack in America, and it’s losing.  Meanwhile, the Church is, in general, sitting out the fight and hoping the problem goes away. Hope is not a strategy.  It’s time to act. Since its inception, the United States has been a predominantly Christian nation, though open-minded and founded on religious tolerance.  Our sense of personal freedom and tolerance, backed by a thoroughly Judeo-Christian worldview, has contributed mightily to this nation’s greatness.  That worldview, and the Christian faith behind it, is being whittled away by the media, our popular culture, and a newly emboldened “activist atheist” movement.  The...
  • The Birth of Modern Revival – Puritan Preaching in Scotland

    01/13/2015 1:29:47 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 5 replies
    Church History Blog ^ | March 4, 2009 | Lex Loizides
    Iain Murray, in his classic, ‘The Puritan Hope’, points out that the Puritan era was a period of many local revivals. He writes, ‘Following as it did so closely upon the Reformation it is not surprising that the Puritan movement in England believed so firmly in revivals of religion as the great means by which the Church advances in the world.’ (The Puritan Hope, Iain Murray, Banner of Truth, p.3) 16th Century Breakthrough In 1559 a general revival broke out in Scotland. The conversions were so rapid that John Knox wrote, ‘God did so multiply our number that it appeared...
  • Are Christians and Muslims the Same?

    01/12/2015 7:30:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 12, 2015 | Matt Barber
    “Offend a Christian and he is obliged to pray for your salvation. Offend a Muslim and he is obliged to murder you.” So observed conservative journalist Robert Stacy McCain in the wake of this week’s horrific Charlie Hebdo massacre in France. And then we have Islam’s useful idiots – the politically correct set: secular-”progressive” media-types and other left-wing ivory tower elitists bent on bowing in subservient dhimmitude to the “religion of peace.” You know, people like Barack Hussein Obama who, in 2012, demanded from his lofty perch at the U.N.: “The future must not belong to those who slander the...
  • Daily Beast's Moral Equivalency: There're Extremist Christian, Jewish & Hindu Preachers, Too!

    01/12/2015 5:22:06 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It's not enough to read the transcript. You really need to view the video to appreciate the depths of Christopher Dickey's world-weary, dismissive, preening political correctness. Asked on today's Morning Joe to comment on Muslim preachers inciting violence from their pulpits, Dickey of The Daily Beast sniffed that the problem is "exaggerated," claimed that the number of violent Muslims is "infinitesimally small" [down even from the "minuscule" number he cited last week], and engaged in the most fraudulent form of moral equivalency, saying that there are also crazy Christian, Jewish and Hindu preachers who incite their congregations. View the video...
  • The Cross Examined College Prep Course

    01/12/2015 5:05:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 12, 2014 | Mike Adams
    I am pleased to announce that next summer I’ll be embarking on a new adventure with my friends Frank Turek and J. Warner Wallace. We’ll be touring churches across America with a one-day college prep course that is designed to help parents and children prepare for college so they will not lose their faith while they are there. Take a few minutes to go on to Frank’s website and see what we’re up to and how you can bring us to your town. Frank and J. Warner are world-class apologists. They will supply rich substantive information on defending the truthfulness of...
  • If Jesus Were Still Schlepping This Pebble He’d Probably Mock Islam

    01/11/2015 6:32:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2015 | Doug Giles
    I have a penchant for satire. It’s got to be because I grew up on high doses of MAD Magazine. I simply love it. I mean, it’s like a big ol’ piece of strawberry pie to me. It’s delicious when it’s wielded well by an able craftsman. And I said craftsman on purpose because we all know women are genetically incapable of satire given their smaller brain and their obsession with silly things like shoes and flat irons. It’s science. #boom. I’m just kidding, ladies. So, relax. I’m not a Muslim. Anyway, when I was young and my buddies were...
  • Andrae Crouch, legendary gospel figure, dies at 72

    01/09/2015 12:40:40 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    msn ^ | 1/9/15 | Robert Jablon
    Andrae Crouch, a legendary gospel performer, songwriter and choir director whose work graced songs by Michael Jackson and Madonna and movies such as "The Lion King," has died. He was 72. Crouch died Thursday afternoon at Northridge Hospital Medical Center, where he had been admitted Saturday after suffering a heart attack, said his publicist, Brian Mayes. Crouch and his sister, Sandra Crouch, lived in the Pacoima area of Los Angeles, Mayes said. They were pastors at the New Christ Memorial Church in the Los Angeles suburb of San Fernando. Born in San Francisco, Crouch wrote his first gospel tune at...
  • Reformation difference between Islam and Christianity that the MSM Ignores. ~ Vanity

    01/08/2015 10:33:32 AM PST · by GraceG · 45 replies
    GraceG
    It annoys me to no end when someone says that Christianity was just as bad as Islam in the past by some "supposedly" well meaning but totally ignorant Atheist Liberal. What these fools all ignore was the Major differences in HOW the religions spread and WHEN they became misbehaving. So let's look at this and stare and compare as they say: Christianity: Started very peaceful, spread mainly by word of mouth and voluntary conversions, took several hundred years to spread across the world and then never did it by the sword. Many early Christians were heavily persecuted. Most all powerful...
  • Atlanta Fire Chief fired over controversial statements

    01/07/2015 12:10:51 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 32 replies
    <p>TLANTA - Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced Tuesday that he will 'separate' Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran from the department. The Chief was terminated just after noon, Reed said.</p> <p>The announcement came as Cochran scheduled to return to work following a one-month suspension.</p>
  • Women and Children First? Only Thanks to Christianity

    01/06/2015 1:56:22 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 16 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 6 January 2015 | Enza Ferreri
    An ancient law of the sea says that, when at risk of shipwreck, women and children must be helped into the lifeboats first. This is what was done on the Titanic, in the most notorious shipwreck in history. On that famous ship the orchestra continued to play to buoy the courage of those who were doomed to drown, including the musicians themselves. And a Catholic priest gave confession and absolution to all those who asked for them, himself going down with the ship. Old-fashioned gentlemen? Nope, Christians. Because the unwritten rule of «women and children first» dates back to...
  • The European Left’s War On Christianity

    01/05/2015 5:41:45 AM PST · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | January 5, 2015 | Stephen Brown
    It was an attack of unreasoning rage and unrelenting hatred on one of the world’s greatest symbols of love and peace, life and hope. On Christmas Day in the heart of Catholic Christianity, St. Peter’s Square in Rome, the leftist radical and militant feminist group, Femen, staged another of its outrageous “happenings” against its favourite target, the Catholic Church.
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson: Troll of the Year

    01/04/2015 11:43:33 AM PST · by DeweyCA · 22 replies
    real clear Politics ^ | 1-4-15 | Carl Cannon
    (Snip) That’s quite a story: completely wrong in all of its particulars and in its larger point. Tyson mangles Genesis and misquotes Bush, not once but twice. He puts Bush’s (misquoted) comment in the wrong year and the wrong context. It actually comes from one of the most poignant speeches of his presidency. Bush was not talking not 9/11; he was eulogizing the seven astronauts who lost their lives on the space shuttle Columbia — a subject that Tyson supposedly cares about. And Bush never said “Our God.” He said: “The same Creator who names the stars also knows the...
  • Europe’s Empty Churches Go on Sale

    01/03/2015 4:57:59 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 19 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Jan 2, 2014 | Naftali Bendavid
    Europe News Europe’s Empty Churches Go on Sale Hundreds of Churches Have Closed or Are Threatened by Plunging Membership, Posing Question: What to Do With Unused Buildings? By Naftali Bendavid Jan. 2, 2015 7:36 p.m. ET ARNHEM, Netherlands—Two dozen scruffy skateboarders launched perilous jumps in a soaring old church building here on a recent night, watched over by a mosaic likeness of Jesus and a solemn array of stone saints. This is the Arnhem Skate Hall, an uneasy reincarnation of the Church of St. Joseph, which once rang with the prayers of nearly 1,000 worshipers. It is one of hundreds...
  • Obama: The Politician Without a Church

    01/01/2015 6:27:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Accracy In Media ^ | December 29, 2014 | Cliff Kincaid
    POLITICO has run a piece citing various claims that President Obama is a practicing Christian of some sort. Nice try. But the article is entirely unconvincing. Obama isn’t prevented from going to a Christian church and doesn’t cite security reasons for not attending. Instead, he “worries that his presence detracts from other worshippers’ experience,” the publication said. We are told he reads scripture and prays in private. In 2008, when he first ran for president, the Obama campaign insisted he was a “committed Christian.” Glenn Greenwald, who later became NSA defector Edward Snowden’s mouthpiece, found Obama’s claim so alarming that...
  • The Islamization of Britain in 2014

    12/31/2014 2:11:46 PM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | December 30, 2014 | Soeren Kern
    Britain remains the world's leading recruiting ground for al-Qaeda. ... British school teachers are afraid to teach their students about Christianity out of fear of offending Muslims. — Roger Bolton, BBC Radio 4's Feedback program. Rather than taking steps to protect British children, police, social workers, teachers... and the media deliberately played down the severity of the crimes [of Muslim sexual grooming gangs] in order to avoid being accused of "Islamophobia" or racism. — From the report "Easy Meat: Multiculturalism, Islam and Child Sex Slavery." ... The problem of honor-based violence and forced marriages in England is "worse than people...
  • It’s Oath of Office Time Again

    12/31/2014 10:39:34 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/31/14 | Jerry Todd
    After months of campaigning, the winners are eager to get on with the political art of ruling. The weeks after the election often include wild and debauched celebrations, promises broken and calling in chips and favors. So much to remember with a fuzzy brain as the euphoria wears off. Like fasting before receiving Communion, the oath taker should be in a sober and solemn state of mind. The responsibilities to the people and the Constitution that protects them are onerous at worst and joyful at best. The demands of the electorate, especially those who expect monetary gain or special treatment...
  • The Rest of the 'Unbroken' Story (Part 2)

    12/30/2014 4:40:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 30, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    Last week, I began to explain the spiritual power behind World War II prisoner of war hero Louis Zamperini, whose amazing life is retold in the movie "Unbroken." This week, I want to discuss what his adult children are saying about how his faith is portrayed in the movie and give further details to show just how deeply it permeated his life. Movie viewers and pundits are debating Zamperini's spirituality and whether or not the movie depicts it accurately. Fox News asked, "Where's the rest of Louis Zamperini's story?" The Christian Broadcasting Network reported that the movie "does not portray...
  • Why Muslims Are Converting to Christ in the Face of ISIS Atrocities

    12/26/2014 8:07:31 PM PST · by redleghunter · 56 replies
    Christian Aid Mission ^ | December 14 2014 | Christian Aid Mission
    Atrocities by the Islamic State (ISIS) are softening the hearts of Muslims to Christianity, and evangelistic techniques and technologies are proving effective, but locally-based missionaries say the main reason for the spike in conversions in the Middle East is simply that former Muslims are finding God is real. In war-torn areas of Syria and Iraq where ISIS is fighting to establish a caliphate, Muslim refugees to neighboring countries, Internally Displaced People and people remaining at home are learning about Christ from native aid workers, podcasts and broadcasts. Tent churches among refugees are sprouting like mushrooms. For people who have suffered...
  • Obama: Jesus Is ‘A Son of God’ [4/04/2012]

    12/25/2014 12:25:15 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 206 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 04/04/2012 | Fred Lucas
    Speaking to a group of Christian clergy at the Easter Prayer Breakfast he hosted at the White House on Wednesday, President Barack Obama referred to Jesus Christ as “a son of God.” “It’s an opportunity for us to reflect on the triumph of the resurrection, and to give thanks for the all-important gift of grace,” Obama said of Easter, which is this Sunday. “And for me, and I’m sure for some of you, it’s also a chance to remember the tremendous sacrifice that led up to that day, and all that Christ endured--not just as a Son of God, but...
  • MOM AND CHRISTMAS–A Mother and Her Child

    12/24/2014 5:19:50 AM PST · by Clintons-B-Gone · 3 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | December 22, 2014 | R.G. Yoho
    My mother loved Christmas. It was perhaps her favorite time of the year. So many of my Christmas memories revolve around my mother.
  • Sex-Selection Infanticide Dates Back to the Greeks: Girl Babies Were Killed, Thrown Into Sewers

    12/23/2014 8:20:55 AM PST · by wagglebee · 18 replies
    Life News ^ | 12/23/14 | Murray Vasser
    (LiveActionNews) — A common narrative in our society is that, by opposing abortion and infanticide, Christians are conducting a “war on women.” However, in a fascinating study entitled “The Rise of Christianity,” published by Princeton University Press, sociologist Rodney Stark argues that the phenomenal growth of “the obscure, marginal Jesus movement” was due in large part to women. Stark argues that early Christianity was “especially attractive to women” because “within the Christian subculture women enjoyed far higher status than did women in the Greco-Roman world at large.”Furthermore, Stark argues that the Christian opposition to abortion and infanticide was one of...
  • We All Eat Chicken

    12/20/2014 9:33:50 PM PST · by Chuckmorse · 27 replies
    Chuck Morse Speaks ^ | Dec. 21, 2014 | Chuck Morse
    In a hilarious episode of the animated TV show The Simpsons, Homer Simpson comes down with a serious case of Jerusalem Syndrome while visiting Israel. While in a messianic trance at the Dome of the Rock, Homer declares to the crowd: I will unite the Christians, the Muslims and the Jews. From now on, you shall be known as Chrismujews! …Because in the end, aren't all religions the same? They tell us what to eat, when to pray, that this lump of clay called Man can somehow shape himself to resemble the divine. But we can never attain that perfect...
  • UK Kids Think Jesus Is a Footballer

    12/16/2014 5:28:45 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 17 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 17 December 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    This is a conversation I heard. She: "Do we have a card with Jesus on it?" He: "No, we only have Christmas cards". This exchange may go some way to explain the tragicomic results of recent research. A survey of 2,000 UK families carried out in early December showed that a third of children aged 10-13 do not know that Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus. It’s shocking but hardly surprising, as Christ has been progressively removed from Christmas. But the problem does not concern just kids. According to the same survey, half the population considers Jesus’s birth irrelevant...