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  • Civil Disobedience – Defying The Powers-That-Be For Your Christian Beliefs (Videos) KY county clerk

    09/01/2015 12:47:47 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 17 replies
    Noisy Room ^ | Sept 1 2015 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    There comes a time in every person’s life where they have to decide what they stand for and what they believe in. What is the line that you just won’t cross, no matter the consequence? Many people never consider that question until they are forced to. For Christians, it is an easy choice. They answer to a higher power than the government or the courts. For Kim Davis, that day came a while back when she was asked to issue marriage licenses for gay couples. The Supreme Court just recently trashed the Constitution and in a move that violated First...
  • Trump & Palin Preview Worst Ticket Ever

    08/29/2015 11:51:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 29 2015 | Ben Collins
    On her fledgling, and embarrassingly low-tech, network, Sarah Palin interviewed Donald Trump, and managed a feat no journalist has yet. She made it boring.As in-focus civilians flowed up the Trump Tower taking selfies in the background, an inexplicably out-of-focus Donald Trump sought to explain his rising poll numbers on Sarah Palin’s janky new program on an unknown right-wing news network. “We’re bringing back—I use the term again, (as) it hasn’t been used in a long time—the silent majority,” he told Palin at the tail-end of her 10 p.m. newscast, On Point with Sarah Palin, on Friday night. Of course, Donald...
  • Poll: 38% born-again Christians believe prayer boosts wealth, 24% think wealth sign of God’s favor

    08/28/2015 7:06:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/28/2015 | AllahPundit
    A little comments food-fight starter for a slow Friday news cycle. Even your friendly neighborhood atheist blogger is surprised by this result: My memory of youthful Christian lessons is rusty but I do vaguely recall something about rich men and heaven and camels and the eye of a needle. Then again, there’s a difference between praying for a Lamborghini and praying for a pay raise to help make ends meet. Wanting more wealth doesn’t necessarily make you greedy.The question: Why are born-again Christians more likely than those who don’t describe themselves as born again to tie wealth to faith?...
  • BUILDING AN ISLAMIC STATE IN AMERICA, ONE CHURCH AT A TIME

    08/27/2015 9:55:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 44 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 27, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Churches fall, mosques rise. Across Europe, thousands of churches have closed and many of them have become mosques. The St. Mark’s Cathedral in London survived Nazi bombers in WW2, but fell to a new invasion and became the New Peckham Mosque. In France, where there are now more Muslims than practicing Catholics, the Islamic colonists demanded that thousands of empty churches be turned into mosques. The Capernaum Church in Germany has become the Al-Nour Islamic Center. In Amsterdam, the St. Ignatius Church was transformed into the Fatih Camii Mosque. Its name means ‘The Conqueror’s Mosque’. The original Fatih Camii Mosque...
  • Group of Christian leaders backs Iran deal: Urges Congress to “remember the wisdom of Jesus”

    08/25/2015 2:09:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/25/2015 | By NAHAL TOOSI
    More than 50 Christian leaders have signed on to a letter urging members of Congress to “remember the wisdom of Jesus” and approve the nuclear deal with Iran, the latest in a growing lobbying push by religious groups favoring the agreement.The signatories, who represent denominations and organizations ranging from Catholic to Quaker to Pentecostal, praise the deal’s technical provisions while also arguing its merits on moral grounds.“As faith leaders from the only country that has ever used nuclear weapons in war, we have a particular responsibility to speak boldly when opportunities arise that lead to nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation at...
  • Let’s break down this amazing Donald Trump picture from his Alabama rally (Amazingly condescending)

    08/25/2015 1:21:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | August 24, 2015 | Chris Cillizza
    (PHOTO-AT-LINK)Donald Trump went to Mobile, Ala., over the weekend, and thousands of people came to hear the Republican frontrunner speak. But the most important thing thing that came out of Trump's appearance was obviously the photo above, taken by Mark Wallheiser, who should immediately be awarded a Pulitzer prize for it. Let's break down this amazing photo person by person. The woman in the pink tank top, holding a baby The look on her face has already launched an Internet phenomenon. Witness this: Thank you, whoever made this pic.twitter.com/NmUCBKAgSD — Akin Unver (@AkinUnver) August 23, 2015 Amazing. Creepy. Creepily amazing....
  • Obama targets lawyer helping persecuted Christians [Matthew 24]

    08/24/2015 5:50:17 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 14 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 8/23/2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Living as a Christian in many parts of Iraq or Syria has become impossible – a one-way ticket to martyrdom at the hands of ISIS – yet it remains a near-impossible feat for these persecuted religious minorities to find refuge in America. But if you can get to America and get your case in the hands of Robert DeKelaita, your chances are greatly improved. As it turns out, this high-powered Chicago attorney may have been a little too successful. He’s gained asylum for thousands of persecuted Christian from Iraq, Syria and Egypt, and that caught the attention of the Obama...
  • Hey THE Donald, Ask Jeb What He'll Do to Help Middle-Eastern Christians

    08/20/2015 5:34:00 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 8 replies
    Twitter | 8/20/2015 | Charles O'Connell
     We wouldn't have to be talking about Middle-Eastern de-Christianization if Bush-43 hadn't had a personal messianic vision of democratizing the region. Can't Jeb Bush be asked what he intends to do to help Christians? @realDonaldTrump you could really help MiddleEastern Christians if you'd ask Jeb Bush what he will do to help them, since it's all W's fault
  • Slovakia to Welcome Christian Migrants but Reject Muslims; Insists It Is Not Discrimination

    08/20/2015 8:53:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/20/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The government of Slovakia has said it will take in struggling migrants from Syria and other countries under a European Union scheme to share the burden of 40,000 new arrivals to the continent, but stipulated it will only be taking Christians, and not Muslims. "We want to help Europe with the migration issue. We could take 800 Muslims but we don't have any mosques in Slovakia so how can Muslims be integrated if they are not going to like it here?" interior ministry spokesman Ivan Metik said, arguing that the policy is not discriminatory. "We want to really help Europe...
  • Kathie Lee Shares Touching Tribute To Husband Frank Gifford | TODAY

    08/19/2015 4:32:52 PM PDT · by roamer_1 · 5 replies
    YouTube: The Today Show Channel ^ | Aug 17, 2015 | Today Show
    Youtube: Today Show: Kathie Lee Shares Touching Tribute To Husband Frank Gifford | TODAY
  • The Jesus We Love

    08/19/2015 6:44:01 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 6 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 8/19/15 | Richard Stearns, World Vision president
    Jesus is becoming less and less a figure to whom people commit their lives. A Barna survey earlier this year found that while 65 percent of Boomers made a personal commitment to Jesus, only 46 percent of Millennials had. They are also 10 percent less likely to believe Jesus was divine, compared to Boomers. Jesus may be losing his luster in our culture of decreasing church attendance and religious beliefs. Still, I find there is a Jesus who everybody loves, the Jesus who modeled what it means to show compassion to the stranger, care for the widow, bind up the...
  • Christianity and Pregnancy.mp4

    08/19/2015 12:00:48 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Life Dynamics Inc / Youtube ^ | Published on Jun 11, 2012 | Life Dynamics Inc
    Christianity and Pregnancy.mp4 In our July 2009 episode, we discussed some ways christian businesses and schools discipline a pregnant, single woman can drive her to get an abortion... ****VIDEO ONLY ON LINK******
  • Tebowmania takes over Lincoln Financial Field

    08/18/2015 4:51:36 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 16 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 08/16/2015 | David Murphy,
    WHEN YOU listen to Tim Tebow talk about his love for the game of football, it is hard not to feel like a soulless wretch for all of those years you rooted against him. When he looks into your eyes, you reflexively shrink away, as if he is peering into the darkest part of you. It feels as if he knows, as if the snark still echoes in his ears, as if he can still hear the cry of your cold heart as it begs the Steelers to win the toss in overtime. You want him to hug you and...
  • Stabbing for Sodomy [A Christian man was stabbed simply for disapproving of sodomy]

    08/18/2015 5:33:52 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 8/18/15 | Ryan Fitzgerald
    A Christian man was stabbed in the back by a pro-gay woman last Friday after telling her he doesn't believe sodomy is okay. The man, a 26-year-old Mennonite missionary from Drayton, Ontario, was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at a local hospital and has already been released. He was part of a group that traveled to Ottawa to preach, sing and share the Gospel in the streets. According to Eric Brubacher, a witness and member of the Mennonite group the victim was part of, "The confrontation was about the idea of homosexuality ... if that's OK, if that's acceptable, and whether...
  • FBI warns of next big terror attack [Right Wing Extremists - Psalms 2]

    08/18/2015 6:07:17 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 42 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 8/18/2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Just three weeks after ISIS attacked a Muhammad cartoonist event in Garland, Texas, the FBI began circulating an intelligence bulletin that alerts state, federal and local law enforcement about the likelihood of attacks against Muslims by “militia extremists.” The bulletin, marked “sensitive” and not for distribution without FBI authorization, cites evidence gathered since 2013 that American militia groups are planning attacks on mosques, Islamic centers and possibly individual Muslims. The document is dated May 28, 2015, and was leaked to Public Intelligence, an online information site committed to exposing government secrets and data. Public Intelligence posted the document on its...
  • The Power of Propaganda

    08/16/2015 6:32:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 16, 2015 | Michael Youssef
    Recently I tweeted a statement that was attributed to Stalin and used by Joseph Goebbels (Hitler’s propaganda minister). Goebbels said: “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.” Our Western media has not only proved that theory, repeatedly, but they have perfected it right before our eyes. Take the LGBT lobby as an example. The LGBT community represents less than 2 percent of any Western population. Only thirty years ago, they claimed to only want “acceptance of our lifestyle.” Today, the persecution of those who disagree with them enjoys social...
  • Hey Christians, Say Goodbye To Religious Freedom [There will be plenty of cake, though]

    08/16/2015 2:47:21 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 8/14/15 | David Harsanyl
    Just in case you need a refresher: Back in 2012, a baker in the Denver suburb of Lakewood was asked by a gay couple to make them a wedding cake—two years before gay marriage was even legalized in Colorado. The owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, Jack Phillips, declined to participate in Charlie Craig and David Mullins’ celebration, because such an event conflicted with his Christian faith.Here are a few things Phillips didn’t do: He didn’t query consumers about their sexual preferences. He didn’t bar same-sex couples from purchasing a cake at a place of public accommodation. He didn’t ask consumers traveling...
  • Colorado Baker Who Refused Gay Wedding Cake Can't Cite Faith, Says Court

    08/15/2015 5:38:04 AM PDT · by kindred · 22 replies
    "Jack simply exercised the long-cherished American freedom to decline to use his artistic talents to promote a message with which he disagrees. The court is wrong to deny Jack his fundamental freedoms. We will discuss further legal options." [CBN News] A Colorado baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple because of his religious beliefs has lost his appeal to the state's court of appeals. (Photo via CBS/LifeSiteNews) Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple in 2012. Phillips said he told the couple that his faith...
  • Six Christians Attacked with Cleansing Agent, Called ‘Scum’ Outside Oregon Planned Parenthood

    08/14/2015 7:21:10 AM PDT · by Morgana · 44 replies
    christiannews.net ^ | August 13, 2015 | Heather Clark
    PORTLAND, Ore. — At least six Christians were attacked with a cleansing agent on Wednesday while preaching the gospel and standing for life outside of a Planned Parenthood facility in Portland, Oregon, but the man who committed with the act was not arrested and was let go without charges. The pro-life outreach was part of the Biblical Church Evangelism Conference hosted by Beaverton Grace Bible Church and organized by its pastor, Chuck O’Neal. As over 20 Christians stood on the public sidewalk to proclaim the word of God and the gospel of Jesus Christ through preaching and the holding of...
  • Obama Needs LOTS of Heat to See the Light

    08/11/2015 8:47:09 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/11/15 | Bill McIntosh
    Likely that terrorists have been welcomed into America while Christians remain JAILED in California Time to free the “Otay 27; Attached is a video an associate recently sent me (see below) concerning the senseless detention of 27 Iraqi Christian refugees at the Otay Mesa ICE detention facility in San Diego, California. These Christians have been deemed guilty of “illegal entry” into the US from Mexico. The charge was met with skepticism by one associate in Christian media and with squeamishness by another active in Christian outreach not far from Dearborn, Michigan. Dearborn is a town so chock full of Muslims...
  • God using Donald Trump to wake up America, says Christian faith speaker

    08/09/2015 9:46:58 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 20 replies
    christiantoday.com ^ | Andre Mitchell
    For a Christian faith speaker, however, Trump is serving as an instrument of God and a modern "prophetic voice" to wake up America, which some prominent pastors have described as having strayed from Christian values. In an editorial published on Charisma News, Os Hillman, president of Marketplace Leaders, said Trump was sent by God "to uncover the veil of the current political leadership and culture in America." Hillman, who is an internationally recognised speaker on the subject of faith at work, said Trump is exposing the morally corrupt ways of America's current leaders. "Trump is articulating what we all felt...
  • Jewish Schindler’ Saves Dozens of Yazidis and Christians from Islamic State

    08/09/2015 5:22:48 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 8, 2015 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    A Canadian Jewish businessman has spearheaded efforts to rescue Iraqi Yazidi and Christian girls from slavery after the girls were captured by ISIS troops, using money donated privately by business contacts. The businessman has cited Oskar Schindler, who rescued Jewish children from the holocaust, as his inspiration. Last summer the world looked on in horror as ISIS swept through north Iraq, home to Assyrian and Chaldean Christians, and Yazidis. Hundreds of thousands fled before them, but thousands more starved to death in the desert, or were captured by Islamic forces. Girls in particular were bartered for in the markets, standing...
  • Muslim Woman Leaves Islam, Converts To Christianity, And Marries A Christian Man. Her Family...

    08/02/2015 7:48:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 8/2/15 | Theodore Shoebat
    A Muslim woman in Pakistan, named Nadia, left Islam and converted to Christianity. She ended up marrying up a Christian man named Aleem Masih. Her family was so enraged that they captured them, and shot Aleem to death; they shot Nadia as well, she survived but is in very critical condition, and according to the doctors she will most likely not survive. According to one Pakistani report: Nadia’s father kidnapped the couple, and he let the rickshaw driver leave while the couple remain seated in the rickshaw on gun point and then he brought the rickshaw in the farms and...
  • Syrian Christians Wed in Bombed-Out Church

    08/01/2015 2:09:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Women of Grace ^ | July 31, 2015
    More than 2,000 locals who were driven out of their hometown of Homs, Syria, returned on July 12 to witness a moment of sweet triumph as a young couple married inside the wreckage of their beloved church.The Daily Mail is reporting on the bitter sweet story of Fadi and Rana, 28, two refugees of the years-long Syrian civil war, who met in a refugee camp. Fadi, a university graduate who was working at a pharmaceutical factory in the city before he was forced to flee, fell in love with Rana while they were both working for the U.N. Refugee Agency.When...
  • POPE WARNS OF "GENOCIDE" AS PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS RISES WORLDWIDE

    07/31/2015 9:20:45 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 36 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    Christians may be the most persecuted group in the world, and their persecution is on the rise. As Islamic extremism takes hold and repressive governments step up their campaigns against Christianity, the Pope has been moved to warn of “a form of genocide”, and for campaigners to speak out over “religio-ethnic cleansing.”
  • Wheaton College to Drop Student Health Insurance Because of 'Obamacare' Birth Control Mandate

    07/30/2015 8:06:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/30/2015 | Samuel Smith
    Due to an objection with an Affordable Care Act mandate that requires health insurance plans to offer base birth control, Wheaton College has announced that it will no longer offer health insurance to its students to avoid conflicting with the institution's Christian convictions. The decision, announced to its students on July 10, effectively strips about a quarter of the suburban Chicago non-denominational liberal arts school's undergraduate and graduate students of their health care plans, which is about 700-plus individuals. As one of the most contested aspects of Obamacare has been the requirement for health insurance plans to provide birth control...
  • Mystery reliquary found under America’s first Protestant church

    07/30/2015 2:08:28 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | July 30, 2015 | Madeleine Teahan
    Historians speculate that early settler leader could have been a Catholic spy Historians have discovered four bodies and a mystery Catholic reliquary under the first English Protestant church in America.In an extraordinary turn of events, graves have been discovered under what used to be the floor of America’s first Protestant church in Jamestown, Virginia – the church where Pocahontas married the English colonist John Rolfe.The graves include the bodies of Captain William West, who was killed by Indians, Rev Robert Hunt, Jamestown’s first Anglican minister and Sir Ferdinando Wainman, the first English knight buried in America. The grave of...
  • China's Christians protest 'evil' Communist campaign to tear down crosses

    07/27/2015 11:19:17 AM PDT · by detective · 1 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 27, 2015 | Tom Phillips
    Christian leaders – including an 89-year-old bishop – have taken to the streets of eastern China to protest against an “evil” campaign to remove crosses that many see as a coordinated Communist party attack on their faith. Activists say more than 1,200 crosses have been stripped from churches in Zhejiang province since the government initiative began in late 2013. There has been a spike in such actions in recent weeks. On Friday, around 20 Catholic clergy staged a rare public demonstration in Wenzhou – a coastal city known as the “Jerusalem of the East” – including Vincent Zhu Weifang, its...
  • Please Pray – Chick-fil-A Just Received Tragic News – This is VERY SAD (Founder's wife passed away)

    07/26/2015 9:53:30 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 29 replies
    thepoliticalinsider.com ^ | 7/26/2015 | TPIWriter
    Officials of Chick-fil-A have announced Jeannette McNeil Cathy, the wife of the restaurant chain’s late founder, Truett Cathy, has died. She was 92. The restaurant chain we love serves delicious sandwiches. They are also a company run by Christian conservatives who stand up for traditional values. Jeannette attended New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and married Truett Cathy in 1948. The two met when she was 8 years old! Their love was meant to be. She supported Truett Cathy while he worked to support the Chick-fil-A brand in 1967. He credited her for strengthening his Christian faith, which is why every...
  • Kenyan Pastors to Obama: Don't Bring 'The Gay Talk' Here

    07/23/2015 5:01:30 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 10 replies
    CBN News ^ | July 22, 2015 | George Thomas
    NAIROBI, Kenya -- President Barack Obama heads to Kenya this week for a global economic summit. It will be Obama's first visit as president to his father's homeland. While some hope the trip will bring closer ties between our two countries, there's one subject many Kenyans don't want the president to talk about: gay rights and same-sex marriage. The streets are already buzzing in anticipation of his arrival, with polls showing Obama enjoys widespread popularity among Kenyans. "I think this is a guy who really appreciates his roots," said one resident of the capital city. "Because he is our brother,...
  • UK is Denying Refuge to Christians Fleeing ISIL, Say Church Leaders

    07/23/2015 4:51:42 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Charity launches petition with backing of Lord Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, calling on the Government to provide a safe haven for Christians fleeing jihadi tyranny in Syria Church leaders have accused David Cameron of “turning his back” on Christians facing genocide in Syria and Iraq by failing to offer them refuge in the UK. Lord Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, led criticism aimed at the Government for failing to provide a safe haven to Christians trying to flee the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil). He will sign a petition that is being launched on...
  • Syriac-Assyrians welcome US statement on self-government and self-defence [Christians]

    07/21/2015 4:57:52 AM PDT · by huldah1776
    Middle East Monitor ^ | July 21, 2015 | N/A
    Christians in Syria have welcomed the statement by US General John Allen, the special coordinator of the International Coalition against ISIS, in which he recognised the need for all peoples in Syria to have some degree of autonomy when they are freed from tyranny. The Syriac-Assyrians made their comments in a press release in which they also welcomed the continuing efforts of the coalition against ISIS. "This demonstrates," they said, "that the war against the militant group is a war to defend the whole of humanity." against the militant group is a war to defend the whole of humanity." There...
  • Cruz religious rally to feature Gortz Haus owners (Sued for not hosting "gay marriage")

    07/20/2015 10:12:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Des Moines Register | July 20, 2015 | Matthew Patane
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/elections/presidential/caucus/2015/07/21/cruz-religious-rally-video-featuring-odgaards/30445803/
  • 6 THINGS CHRISTIANS CAN DO ABOUT SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

    07/20/2015 6:55:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 7/20/15 | Sean McDowell & John Stonestreet
    “It’s over,” he told me (John) grimly. “We’ve lost.” These words came from a wounded warrior, a pastor who had dedicated much of his ministry to calling Christians to apply their faith in the public square and to opposing things like same-sex marriage... Informed and articulate Christians can make a difference.... 1. We can change our reputation from those who hate gays to those who love them.... 2. We must tell the truth about same-sex attraction, homosexual sin, and same-sex marriage..... 3. We can stop implying in our words and actions that homosexual sin is worse than all other sexual...
  • A Time for Resistance (Protestant Caucus)

    07/20/2015 8:11:08 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 20 replies
    Monergism.Com ^ | 06/27/2015 | John Hendryx
    Institutionalizing Sin It is a very interesting time to be alive. By His grace, may God grant us an outpouring of His Holy Spirit in extra measure that we might resist every urge to accommodate to the philosophy of this age or remain silent on the new institutionalization of sin. Make no mistake, the recent Supreme Court ruling on re-defining marriage will have far-reaching ripple effects on every aspect of our society ... and it will require us as Christians to resist by disobeying every law which would force us to compromise the gospel. And while yesterday may have been...
  • Christians being 'bullied' by society to change minds on gay marriage, argues Sydney archbishop

    07/19/2015 5:53:23 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 12 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | July 16, 2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney has argued that Christians who hold a traditional view of marriage are being "bullied" by society into changing their minds on gay marriage, noting that couples find themselves in an "uncomfortable position." "There are voices in our culture that no longer think marriage need be for life, or be open to children, or be exclusive, or be between man and wife," Fisher said at a homily, according to a Catholic News Service report on Wednesday. He added that "some politically, culturally and commercially powerful forces are determined to silence any alternative to the politically correct...
  • All Creation Must Reject the Supreme Court Decision, Part 1

    07/19/2015 8:05:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 19, 2015 | Michael Youssef
    Most of the arguments in support of the recent Supreme Court decision regarding same-sex marriage have been positioned in terms of “equality,” “justice,” “fairness,” and “non-discrimination.” And arguments opposed to the decision have often been framed by “not wanting to change what has been practiced for thousands of years.” But the most important argument has often been missing. That is, the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision flies in the face of Creation itself, as well as the Creator. Let me explain. The creation bond between God and humankind is embedded in two ordinances: Sabbath Rest and Marriage. They stand as two...
  • Scorned Christian Bakery Breaks Online Fundraising Record

    07/18/2015 2:45:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 86 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 18, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    Sweet Cakes by Melissa owners Aaron and Melissa Klein had the audacity to defend their religious beliefs two years ago, and they suffered mightily. When a lesbian couple, Laurel and Rachel Bowman-Cryer, requested a cake from the Oregon-based Christian bakers for their wedding, the latter politely declined because doing so would violate the religious edicts they so strongly follow. The Kleins’ religiously motivated decision prompted the gay couple to sue, and the Oregon labor commissioner ruled that the Kleins would have to shell out $135,000 in damages. Thanks to Americans who still cherish religious freedom, however, it appears this Christian family...
  • Donald Trump in Vegas: Obama Won’t Let Syrian Christians Into USA (VIDEO)

    07/18/2015 4:07:10 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 68 replies
    gateway Pundit ^ | July 11 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Over the past several years Syrian Christians have been desperately trying to smuggle themselves out of Syria as ISIS tells them to convert or die. The Obama White House sa far has ignored their desperate plight. snip Today in Las Vegas Donald Trump attacked the Obama administration’s policies that have allowed thousands of Syrian Muslims in the country while Christians from Syria suffer.
  • This Jewish man survived Nazi Germany. Now he's rescuing Christians from ISIS

    07/17/2015 4:45:12 AM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    cna ^ | July 17, 2015
    George Weidenfeld at the Axel Springer 100th Anniversary Ceremony on May 2, 2012. Credit: Getty Images. London, England, Jul 17, 2015 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- George Weidenfeld was barely eighteen when Nazi forces occupied his homeland of Austria in 1938. He may not have lived to see his 95th birthday – celebrated this year – if not for the selflessness and generosity of Christians during World War II.    Weidenfeld was one of countless other Jewish youths who were evacuated from Nazi-occupied countries and resettled in England through Christian-led initiatives similar to the famous Kindertransport train program. When he...
  • Donald Trump Made Huge Announcement To All Christians … He’s The Only One Saying This

    07/15/2015 4:19:42 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 194 replies
    Donald Trump isn’t afraid to say what needs to be said. Now the billionaire, television personality and presidential aspirant has a straightforward message for Christians. “The Christians are being treated horribly because we have nobody to represent the Christians. Believe me, if I run and I win, I will be the greatest representative of the Christians they’ve had in a long time,” Trump said in a recent interview. In the midst of persecution in the Middle East by Islamic extremists and persecution at home by liberals who would take away the freedoms of religion and expression, Christians need a champion....
  • Because a man hears what he wants to hear…

    07/15/2015 5:26:44 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-15-2015 | MOTUS
    Lord Weidenfeld, 94, a Jewish British citizen, is spending his own money to rescue 2000 Christians from the Islamic State terrorists in Syria and Iraq.  He’s doing this to show his gratitude to the religion that rescued him from the Nazis in occupied Austria in 1938.In today’s politically correct world however, where “no good deed goes unpunished,” he is being criticized for not offering to rescue Muslims who are also being persecuted by the Islamic State. Fortunately for the world, members of the Greatest Generation are far more capable of practicing judicious pragmatism than their progeny. Allow Lord Weidenfeld to...
  • Abandoned and Betrayed, Iraqi Christians Rise Up to Reclaim Their Land

    07/14/2015 7:05:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    The National ^ | July 12, 2015
    When ISIL attacked the Christian town of Qaraqosh last year, it was only the latest in a series of disasters to befall one of Iraq’s oldest communities. Flush with success after chasing the Iraqi army out of Mosul, the group quickly advanced into the nearby Nineveh plains, forcing an estimated 200,000 Assyrian Christians to flee, according to the NGO Reach Initiative. Most have sought shelter in refugee camps in the autonomous Kurdish region that borders Nineveh province, where they are now pondering their future in a country they feel does not want them. Some are forming militias with the intent...
  • Taxing churches is a form of religious persecution — and liberals need to stand against it

    07/14/2015 8:31:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    The Week ^ | 07/14/2015 | Damon Linker
    How long will it be until we begin to see a movement — egged on by activists, encouraged by receptive judges — to revoke the tax exemptions currently enjoyed by churches? A few months? A year? I don't know precisely when it will happen. But I do know that it's going to happen. The arguments have already begun. New York Times religion columnist Mark Oppenheimer recently made the case against such tax exemptions in a much-discussed essay for Time. We also know that the solicitor general of the United States believes that the opposition of religiously affiliated institutions to same-sex...
  • Christians Obligated to Resist Unjust Supreme Court Gay Marriage Ruling

    07/14/2015 9:31:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/14/2015 | BY REV. MARK H. CREECH
    Thomas Jefferson once wrote, "If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it; he is obligated to do so." Without question, it was this principle that a coalition of religious leaders had in mind, when 16 days in advance of the U. S. Supreme Court's decision, they stated in a Washington Post advertisement that they would not abide by a ruling that gives homosexuals a constitutional right to marriage. The ad, which covered a full page, featured "key signers" such as David and Jason Benham, Ambassador Kenneth Blackwell, Alveda King, former U.S. House Speaker Tom...
  • New England Witch Hunts Revisited

    07/14/2015 8:57:34 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/14/15 | Ray DiLorenzo
    Mob mentality and hysteria has no place in society and is dangerous. It has gone too far. Let it end now! It seems we have entered a new version of the 17th century witch hunts in New England. The country now finds it acceptable to persecute people for their beliefs, religion and political persuasion as well as looking in every corner for something that offends. In a country gone mad, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are racist. Gender restrictions in bathrooms are sexist. Santa Claus saying “ho, ho, ho” is offensive to prostitutes. ‘Manhole’ is now ‘maintenance hole.’ In Seattle,...
  • Were Christians Who Campaigned for Same-Sex Marriage Duped?

    07/14/2015 7:41:08 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 35 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | July 06, 2015 | Eric Metaxas
    Both before and after the Supreme Court’s ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, some Christians argued that allowing same-sex couples to marry is not inconsistent with traditional Christian teaching on marriage. At the heart of these arguments is the assertion that same-sex relationships are, to borrow a phrase from gay writer Andrew Sullivan, “virtually normal.” That is, same-sex relationships are, with one very obvious exception, not all that different from traditional marriages. Thus, just as the Supreme Court held that similarly-situated couples should be treated equally under law, similarly-situated couples should be treated equally in our churches. The problem is that...
  • Trump: We Must Allow Persecuted Christians Into America

    07/13/2015 12:08:26 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 43 replies
    shoebat.com ^ | July 13, 2015 | Theodore Shoebat
    (Title too long: Donald Trump Just Declared: We Have To Protect Our Persecuted Christian People By Allowing Them Into America, Obama Is Not Letting Persecuted Christians Into Our Country, But He Is Allowing Muslims!) Donald Trump just declared that we have to protect our Christian people in Syria by allowing them entry into America, affirming that Obama and his administration are deliberately blocking Christians from coming into America, while allowing Muslims to come into the country. Here is the video which was filmed in Trump’s recent speech in Las Vegas: https://youtu.be/KdmTpHE7ZoU Notice how Trump calls the persecuted Christians “our people,”...
  • On the Wrong Side of God, Evolution and Humanity

    07/12/2015 1:04:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 12, 2015 | Frank Turek
    We’ve been told that people who want to maintain the man-woman definition of marriage are “on the wrong side of history.” Perhaps so. Maybe “history,” which is determined largely by how people behave, will continue to move toward making marriage genderless in the 90 percent of governments that still maintain the natural definition. But remember, Moses was on the wrong side of the golden calf. And Lincoln’s emancipation proclamation was on the wrong side of Dred Scott—the 1857 Supreme Court decision that declared blacks were “so far inferior that they had no rights.” Thus, being on the wrong side of...
  • After Four Months, Why Are 20 Chaldean Iraqi Christians Who Fled ISIS Still Detained by Immigration

    07/11/2015 10:44:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | July 10, 2015 | Ray Nothstine
    After Four Months, Why Are 20 Chaldean Iraqi Christians Who Fled ISIS Still Detained by Immigration Officials? [ Full title ]. ... Despite having family members to sponsor them, a group of 20 Chaldean Christians who fled ISIS have been detained for over four months at the Otay Detention Facility in San Diego. The large Chaldean community in Southern California are unhappy with the unexplained delays and are demanding their release. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) claim they are undermanned and face a backlog of cases but have offered little to the media about the prolonged detention of the...