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  • Church nativity displays Jesus, Mary and Joseph in cages, separated at the border

    12/10/2019 6:09:25 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 33 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 9, 2019 | Kimberly Winston
    A Southern California church flipped the lights on its outdoor manger scene Saturday evening to reveal Jesus, Mary and Joseph as border detainees, each figure isolated in its own chain-link cage with a barbed-wire top
  • Man Who Slammed Trump for 'Racist' Immigration Policies Killed by Illegal Immigrant

    10/13/2019 3:56:09 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 103 replies
    Pluralist.com ^ | |Aug 9, 2019 | Kyle Hooten
    A man who criticized President Donald Trump’s immigration policies in the name of progressive Christianity was killed last week by an undocumented immigrant who avoided deportation by hiding in a local “sanctuary church.” Sean Buchanan, a father of five from Colorado Springs, was driving his motorcycle on Highway 83 when Miguel Ramirez Valiente swerved into his lane and killed him. The immigrant was charged with reckless driving with a revoked license. Ramirez Valiente received national media coverage in January when he sought sanctuary in All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church in Buchanan’s hometown. Speaking from the pulpit, he told assembled reporters...
  • Buttigieg making faith-based appeal to voters in 2020 bid

    08/24/2019 3:50:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 24, 2019 | Thomas Beaumont
    The question was about climate change. The answer soon turned to the Bible. And Pete Buttigieg knew the verses. Theres a lot about the stewardship of creation that is in Scripture that I dont see being honored by the administration right now, not to mention the stuff about loving your neighbor and taking care of the least among us and feeding the poor, the South Bend, Indiana, mayor said. The crowd of about 250 at a Mississippi River park in southeastern Iowa this month erupted with cheers. Republicans for a half century have built a loyal following among white evangelical...
  • Germany's Weber, EU Commission frontrunner, urges Europe to embrace 'Christian influence'

    04/28/2019 7:37:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 28 April 2019 12:31 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    A German politician who is looking to become the next head of the EU Commission on Saturday said he wanted a bloc that rested on Christian values and did not include Turkey.Manfred Weber is the center-right European Peoples Party candidate and frontrunner to replace Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the European Commission. We are proud that this continent has a Christian influence it is not only something for museums, and that should guide us for the future, Weber said at a political meeting in Mnster, western Germany. [] The European project should be defended against nationalists and the selfish he...
  • Top German newspaper editor accuses churches of left-wing bias [Die Welt EIC]

    12/28/2017 7:05:37 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Deutsche Wele ^ | 12.27.2017 | Ben Knight
    The editor-in-chief of Die Welt, one of Germanys leading right-wing newspapers, triggered a social media meltdown on Christmas by complaining about supposed left-wing bias in Germanys Christmas midnight masses. Ulf Poschardt wondered aloud on Twitter on Christmas Eve: Who would voluntarily go to a midnight mass if at the end of the sermon he thinks he spent the evening with the Jusos or the Green Youth? referring to the youth organizations of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) and the Green party, who both represent the left wing of their centrist parties. The statement came a few days after the...
  • Immigrants find sanctuary in growing Austin church network

    03/25/2017 3:16:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 25, 2017 9:17 AM EDT | Claudia Lauer
    Senior Minister Meg Barnhouse knows shell need beds, a dresser, chairs and a mirror to make the classroom at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin feel more like a home for a mother and her young daughter who are still deciding whether they will become the latest immigrants seeking sanctuary from deportation by moving into a church. It would be the second time Barnhouses congregation had offered sanctuary. She was hesitant in 2015 because of the unknown legal and insurance risks, but this time she agreed immediately. There is growing fear in the citys immigrant community as President Donald...
  • UN, Christian Leaders Warn Against Steep Cuts to UN, Foreign Aid Funding

    03/17/2017 9:13:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 17, 2017 | 12:31 AM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    Shaken by confirmation that the new administration of its biggest contributor is proposing sweeping reductions to its funding, the United Nations on Thursday warned that abrupt funding cuts could harm long-term reform efforts. Meanwhile more than 100 Christian leaders including two participants in President Trumps inauguration ceremony appealed to Congress to reject the administrations proposals for significant cuts to foreign aid. [] More than 100 Christian leaders signed a letter to congressional leaders on Thursday, urging them to support and protect the international affairs budget. [] Among the signatories were New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan and National Hispanic...
  • San Diego Bishop Calls on Americans To Be 'Disruptors' To Aid Illegal Aliens [McElroy]

    02/24/2017 6:29:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 24, 2017 | 5:00 PM EST | Michael W. Chapman
    The very liberal Catholic bishop of San Diego, Robert McElroy, who supports giving Communion to the divorced and remarried, contrary to Church teaching, and embracing LGBT families, said that social justice activists must become disruptors to counter the efforts of the federal government to apprehend illegal aliens. Well now, we must all become disruptors, said Bishop McElroy in a Feb. 18 speech at the U.S. Regional World Meeting of Popular Movements in Modesto, Calif. We must disrupt those who would seek to send troops into our streets to deport the undocumented, to rip mothers and fathers from their families, he...
  • Norway bishop calls on churches to employ paperless migrants

    02/22/2017 5:45:17 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 20 February 2017 22:08 CET+01:00 | NTB/The Local
    Christian organizations in Norway plan to join a campaign to employ undocumented migrants, despite the threat of fines and imprisonment. Tor Berger Jrgensen, the former bishop of Sr-Hlogaland in northern Norway, launched the campaign last week, arguing that breaking the law in this way was not about saving money, but about providing a livelihood to people in a hopeless situation. The 71-year-old priest sent letters out to Christian organizations across Norway, asking them to give jobs to those who could neither return to their home countries nor get residency in Norway. He told the newspaper he was optimistic that his...
  • Catholic Caucus: In historic first, a cardinal expected to be named head of Newark Archdiocese

    11/04/2016 7:47:48 PM PDT · by Coleus · 4 replies
    NJ.com ^ | November 04, 2016 | Mark Mueller
    In a historic moment for the Archdiocese of Newark, Archbishop John J. Myers on Monday is expected to announce his successor, Cardinal-designate Joseph W. Tobin, currently the archbishop of Indianapolis, NJ Advance Media has learned. Tobin, a moderate leader who has supported a greater role for women in the church, has also expressed the need for more dialogue over gay parishioners and has sparred with Indiana Gov. Mike Pence over the resettlement of Syrian refugees. Tobin has served as archbishop ofIndianapolis since October 2012. Pope Francis named him a cardinal last month. The designation takes effect. Nov. 18. The appointment...
  • Kaine Predicts Catholic Church Will Change its Teaching on Gay Marriage

    09/10/2016 7:38:24 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 61 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9/10/16 | John Wagner
    Democratic vice-presidential nominee Tim Kaine, a practicing Catholic, on Saturday described his evolution on same-sex marriage and predicted that his church would change its views as well. My full, complete, unconditional support for marriage equality is at odds with the current doctrine of the church that I still attend, Kaine said at a dinner celebrating gay rights. But I think thats going to change, too. Kaine, a senator from Virginia, spoke to a crowd of about 3,700 attending the 20th Annual Human Rights Campaign National Dinner in Washington, at which he also touted reasons why his running mate, presidential nominee...
  • Drag Queen in the Nave

    08/08/2016 9:50:49 AM PDT · by truthxchange · 6 replies
    www.truthXchange.com ^ | August 5, 2016 | Dr. Peter Jones
    Why would anyone except a professional organist take the magazine The American Organist? A friend gave me a recent issue of this highly specialized publication. The stunning picture on the front cover got my attention. The foreground features a glorious pipe organ with five key boards, endless foot pedals and a hundred stops. In the background is the grandiose nave and the vaulted ceiling of the historic Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago. To me, the church organ is a symbol of high Western Christian culture, made famous by the soaring oratorios of Johann Sebastian Bach and the stirring grandeur of...
  • Pastor: Xenophobia a Demonic Matter (James A. Forbes)

    07/25/2016 4:10:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 25, 2016 | 12:58 PM EDT | Lauretta Brown
    At an interfaith gathering hosted by the Democratic National Convention Committee in Philadelphia, Rev. James A. Forbes, senior minister emeritus of the Riverside Church in New York City and president of the Healing of the Nations Foundation, said Sunday that the nation faces problems of bigotry, climate change, greed and the demonic matter of xenophobia. During the gathering titled, Stronger Together: In Pursuit of Love and Kindness, Forbes referenced the lyrics of the 1960s musical, The Music Man, Ya got trouble, folks, right here in River City. Trouble with a capital T and that rhymes with P and that stands...
  • Methodists trying to avoid church split over gay rights

    05/18/2016 4:08:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 68 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May. 18, 2016 7:01 PM EDT
    The top policy body for the United Methodist Church is struggling to avert a split over gay rights. The Methodist General Conference voted 428-405 to delay all discussion of church policy related to LGBT people during a meeting in Portland, Oregon. Delegates created a commission Wednesday to review all relevant church law on the subject over a period of at least two years, then hold a special meeting to discuss the way forward.
  • Gay Michigan Pastor Forced to Resign Shares Story in Bay Area

    09/19/2015 1:15:42 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 9/18 | Pete Suratos
    A Methodist pastor who was told to resign from his Michigan church because of his sexuality visited the Bay Area to share his story. Rev. Benjamin Hutchinson spoke to the Twin Towers Methodist Church in Alameda on Friday and discussed the life-changing moment when he was told to resign because he is gay. He said he has decided to take his story on the road and change minds along the way. Hutchinson said he was forced to resign from Cassopolis United Methodist Church after he told the bishop about his gay partner. According to the United Methodist Church's guidelines, that...
  • Pope Francis: Money Is the Devils Dung!

    02/28/2015 11:15:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | February 28, 2015 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    In his address to the Italian Confederation of Cooperatives Saturday, Pope Francis employed muscular language in speaking about money while acknowledging its importance to business. Money, he said, is the devils dung. It is not easy to talk about money, Francis said. Quoting Saint Basil the Great, the Pope said: Money is the dung of the devil! When money becomes an idol, it rules over a persons choices. And then it ruins a person and condemns him, turning him into a slave. The Pope called for creative imagination to find new methods, attitudes and tools to combat the culture...
  • New Bishop of Gloucester [UK] 'Likely to be a Woman'

    09/24/2014 6:35:26 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    BBC ^ | 9/23/14
    The first woman bishop in the Church of England could be in the Gloucester diocese, a senior clergyman has said. The archdeacon of Cheltenham's comments came during an open meeting where some 70 people shared their views on what qualities the new bishop should have. The Venerable Robert Springett said he felt the likelihood was "really pretty high" as the diocese could now pick the best person regardless of gender. The Right Reverend Michael Perham, stepped back as bishop in August. He had been due to retire in November. He was interviewed by the Metropolitan Police investigating two allegations of...
  • Rise of the Christian left: Why the religious rights moment may be ending (Salon)

    07/21/2014 4:34:55 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 37 replies
    Salon ^ | 7/21/14
    Its hard to tell if the near-constant stream of millennial-centric political think-pieces are perpetuating or reflecting growing curmudgeonly fears about the future of the country. Maybe its a little of both, and Fox is probably observing within its competency when it pegs more than a handful of us as deluded narcissists but it appears theres room for some political optimism among all the moral panic and the reign of the religious right. With millennial religious and political attitudes in flux compared to our predecessors, the upcoming years could be the Christian lefts big moment. Which isnt to say the...
  • Opelika ministry rents, removes billboard with Hitler quote

    06/03/2014 12:59:41 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 7 replies
    Ledger Enquirer ^ | 06/02/2014 | Adam Carlson
    A billboard at the Village Mall in Auburn, Ala., features five smiling kids beneath a quote from Adolf Hitler: "He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future." According to Lamar Advertising's Montgomery office, the billboard was rented out by Life Savers Ministries, based in Opelika, Ala. Hitler's quote traces back to his speeches of the '30s, and has historically been tied to the Nazi youth programs. The billboard went up Friday and will be taken down Tuesday, per LSM's request. "We are pulling the billboard and certainly never intended to cause confusion. "We are a childrens organization and had...
  • Church of England dioceses approve female bishops

    05/23/2014 12:27:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 23, 2014 12:38 PM EDT
    The Church of England says all its dioceses have voted to let women serve as bishops, leaving just one major hurdle to changing centuries of church practice. The issue has long divided the Anglican Communion, a Christian denomination with more than 80 million adherents worldwide.