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    09/24/2012 6:16:26 PM PDT · by lasereye · 32 replies
    NewsNow ^ | September 24, 2012 | Charlie Butts
    A prominent black pastor, upset over the direction the Democrat Party has taken, is asking Christians to change political affiliations. Bishop E.W. Jackson of S.T.A.N.D. (Staying True To America's National Destiny) has launched a project called "Exodus Now," which calls for a "mass exodus of Christians from the Democrat Part." "We believe that the Democrat Party has shown itself to be anti-Christian, anti-Bible, anti-family, anti-life and anti-God, and it's time for Christians to come out," Jackson explains. "We are focusing particularly -- not exclusively, but particularly -- on black Christians who in our view have been held captive by the...
  • Yet Another Islamist Attack on Christians

    09/24/2012 8:20:03 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 3 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | Sepetmber 24, 2012 | JP
    The two people who died yesterday in Bauchi, Nigeria at the hands of an Islamist suicide bomber did not burn the Koran. The 48 injured in the attack weren’t extras in some amateur video insulting the Prophet Muhammed. No, their crime was that they were Christians, which, in the eyes of the suicide bomber, a member of the radical Islamist sect Boko Haram, was punishable by death or injury. Indeed, in no other country do Christ followers face greater danger than Nigeria, where Boko Haram – which translates as “Western education is sacrilege” – has publicly declared its intent to...
  • Americans underestimate Protestant population

    09/23/2012 1:11:04 PM PDT · by markomalley · 56 replies
    Get Religion ^ | 9/23/2012
    A few months ago we looked at a survey that showed that the vast majority of Americans have no idea whatsoever what percentage of the population is gay.Mainstream studies indicate that percentage is somewhere in the low single digits, but Americans believed — on average — that 25 percent of the population is gay. Yes, 25 percent. This includes data showing that 35 percent of Americans think that more than 25 percent of the population is gay.I’ve long wondered why it is that Americans are so wrong on this, but I can’t help but think that the mainstream media plays...

    09/22/2012 2:28:06 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 210 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 9-22-2012 | John Nolte
    September 22, 2012 OBAMA TO CONDEMN CHRISTIAN FILMMAKER BEFORE UNITED NATIONS John Nolte Not only are we seeing the White House and State Department call more attention to the Mohammed-mocking "Innocence of Muslims" than any terrorist network ever could've hoped for, but the President's indefensible scapegoating of the film and filmmaker to draw attention and blame away from U.S. security failures apparently knows no bounds. Next week, Obama will denounce the film in a speech before the United Nations General Assembly:National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor previews the president's speech to the UN General Assembly next week: "UNGA always provides...
  • Christian Families in North Sinai Face Threats, Refuse To Leave

    09/23/2012 9:16:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    AL-MONITOR ^ | Sep 21, 2012 | Milad Zaki
    Christian residents of Egyptian border towns Rafah and Al-Arish have so far refused to leave the city, as a local church had advised, after they received leaflets containing messages threatening to blow up their property if they do not leave within 48 hours. Rev. Gabriel Habib, priest at the Church of the Virgin Mary and the Archangel Michael in Al-Arish, said Christian residents had refused to leave temporarily to avoid fulfilling the extremists’ goal of forcing them out of their city.
  • Chick-fil-A's Dan Cathy: We have made no concessions

    09/22/2012 2:22:14 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 21 replies
    Baptist Press News ^ | Sep 21, 2012 | Michael Foust
    ATLANTA (BP) -- Following reports that Chick-fil-A had agreed to stop funding certain traditional family groups in order to get approval for a new Chicago restaurant, company President Dan Cathy said Friday the restaurant made no concessions and "we remain true to who we are." Cathy's statement, posted on Mike Huckabee's website, came one day after the company released its own statement saying that its corporate giving has "been mischaracterized" for many months and that it will continue to fund programs that "strengthen and enrich marriages." Said Cathy, "There continues to be erroneous implications in the media that Chick-fil-A changed...
  • Should Christians Adopt Embryos?

    09/22/2012 8:15:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/22/2012 | By Russell D. Moore
    Evangelical Christians, it seems, are adopting embryos at an increasing rate, and the secular media are noticing the trend. Last week, religion journalist Krista Kapralos wrote about the theological and missional underpinnings of born-again believers giving birth to "unused embryos." In a few minutes, I plan to talk to her about whether we should see this as something God calls us to do. I mentioned, awhile back, that I had received some kick-back from someone who opposed any talk of so-called "snowflake adoption," and objected to such an adoption happening in his extended family. How, he wondered, could I support...
  • Amish found guilty of hate crimes

    09/21/2012 6:13:53 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 13 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | September 21, 2012 | James F. McCarty
    CLEVELAND — Amish bishop Samuel Mullet Sr. was convicted yesterday of federal hate crimes and conspiracy for exhorting followers to forcibly shear the hair and beards of those who opposed his breakaway Ohio sect. Mullet’s three sons, his daughter and 11 other family members and followers in his ultra-strict Amish order 100 miles southeast of Cleveland also were convicted of conspiracy and hate crimes after a trial that attracted international attention. The 66-year-old bishop could face life in prison for his crimes. U.S. District Judge Dan Aaron Polster scheduled sentencing hearings for Jan. 24. Assistant U.S. Attorney Bridget Brennan said...
  • Chick-fil-A Sets the Record Straight

    09/21/2012 5:24:07 AM PDT · by fwdude · 98 replies
    CitizenLink ^ | Sept 20, 2012 | Karla Dial
    In response to media reports that Chick-fil-A has agreed to stop making charitable donations to groups like Focus on the Family, the company today released a statement to set the record straight. Contrary to reports first made by the gay-activist group The Civil Rights Agenda (TCRA) on Tuesday and later picked up by mainstream media outlets, Chick-fil-A and its charitable-giving arm, the WinShape Foundation, did not agree to stop making donations to groups that support the biblical definition of marriage in exchange for being allowed to open a franchise in Chicago. “For many months now, Chick-fil-A’s corporate giving has been...
  • How The Church Sold Out America For 30 Pieces of Silver (Zonation Video)

    09/19/2012 11:09:35 AM PDT · by OneVike · 19 replies
    GATE ^ | 9/19/12 | Chuck Wolk
    The first time religious organizations were given an exemption from paying taxes was with The Wilson Tariff Act of 1894. The next year this act was overturned by the Supreme Court, but every tax code since has allowed the exemption to be part of the tax code. However, up until 1954 religious organizations still had the freedom to participate in political and lobbying activities. That is when, then Senator Lyndon B Johnson, introduced amendment 501(c)(3) to the tax code during a Senate floor debate on the 1954 Internal Revenue Code. Without hearings, testimony, or comments by any tax-exempt organizations,...
  • We Bombed Kaduna & Zaria Yesterday Says Boko Haram [Christians must convert to Islam]

    06/19/2012 8:46:57 AM PDT · by Milagros · 18 replies
    OsunDefender ^ | June 18, 2012
    We Bombed Kaduna & Zaria Yesterday Says Boko Haram. | OSUN DEFENDER [June 18, 2012] Radical islamist militant group Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for the bombing of three churches that killed at least 50 people in Zaria and Kaduna town yesterday. The sect targeted mostly children and women in the Zaria attacks. The sect spokesperson Abu Qaqa said the current massacre of christians was done to avenge the past killings of Muslims and desecration of Mosques in Zonkwa, Yelwan Shendam, Tafawa Balewa, where they said Mosques were turned into brothels and drinking joints, while Christians continue to carry on...
  • Black Christians See No Clear Options Between Obama, Romney

    09/18/2012 11:02:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/17/2012 | Paul Stanley
    With just 50 days until Americans go to the polls to select their next president, many black Christians find themselves in somewhat of an unusual predicament. Their choice is between reelecting a president who embraces same-sex marriage or a former governor whose religion practiced racial discrimination longer than most of the once segregated South. It may cause some to exercise a third and formerly unthinkable choice of sitting at home on Nov. 7. Many political pundits never imagined that some black voters would even consider not supporting President Obama this year. After all, he is the nation's first African-American president...
  • There Are Less of Us Than You Think [Pagans discuss the amount(s) of religious influence in the USA]

    09/17/2012 1:46:45 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 15 replies
    Patheos ^ | September 17, 2012 | Jason Pitzl-Waters
    According to Grey Matter Research, Americans think our country is far more religiously diverse than it actually is. In a survey of 747 adults the research and consulting firm found that most underestimated the size of Christianity and over-estimated the size of atheists, Muslims, and other religious minorities. “The typical American adult pegs religious affiliation in the U.S. as follows:  24% Catholic, 20% Protestant, 19% unaffiliated, 9% Jewish, 9% atheist or agnostic, 7% Muslim, 7% Mormon, and 5% from all other religious groups. In reality, according to the 2008 U.S. Religious Landscape Survey from the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, Americans...
  • My Take: It’s time for Islamophobic evangelicals to choose (Projectile Vomit Alert!)

    09/17/2012 12:30:24 PM PDT · by ConorMacNessa · 60 replies ^ | 15 September 2012 | Brian D. McLaren
    I was raised as an evangelical Christian in America, and any discussion of Christian-Jewish-Muslim relations around the world must include the phenomenon of American Islamophobia, for which large sectors of evangelical Christianity in America serve as a greenhouse. At a time when U.S. embassies are being attacked and when people are getting killed over an offensive, adolescent and puerile film targeting Islam - beyond pathetic in its tawdriness – we must begin to own up to the reality of evangelical Islamaphobia. Many of my own relatives receive and forward pious-sounding and alarm-bell-ringing e-mails that trumpet (IN LOTS OF CAPITAL LETTERS...
  • Black Pastors Say 'Stay Home' Election Day

    09/17/2012 9:12:54 AM PDT · by xzins · 26 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 16 Sep 2012 | AP
    Some black clergy see no good presidential choice between a Mormon candidate and one who supports gay marriage, so they are telling their flocks to stay home on Election Day. The pastors say their congregants are asking how a true Christian could back same-sex marriage, as President Barack Obama did in May. As for Republican Mitt Romney, the first Mormon nominee from a major party, congregants are questioning the theology of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its former ban on men of African descent in the priesthood. In 2008, Obama won 95 percent of black voters...
  • In same-sex marriage fight, church steps back [Maine referendum]

    09/16/2012 3:24:27 PM PDT · by scottjewell · 14 replies
    Morning Sentinal ^ | Sep 16 2012 | Susan M Cover
    As debate about the same-sex marriage referendum swirled around Maine, the social hall of Our Lady of Good Hope church was a bastion of Catholic conviction after Mass last week. About 30 people listened as two theologians from Massachusetts talked about the importance of marriage and why allowing same-sex couples to wed is contrary to church doctrine. Marriage is a lifelong commitment that is "oriented to the procreation and education of children," said Angela Franks, director of theology programs at the Theological Institute for the New Evangelization at St. John's Seminary in Brighton, Mass. "The whole debate over marriage is...
  • African-American Christians waver over vote

    09/16/2012 1:15:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Some black clergy see no good presidential choice between a Mormon candidate and one who supports gay marriage, so they are telling their flocks to stay home on Election Day. That's a worrisome message for the nation's first African-American president, who can't afford to lose any voters from his base in a tight race. The pastors say their congregants are asking how a true Christian could back same-sex marriage, as President Barack Obama did in May. As for Republican Mitt Romney, the first Mormon nominee from a major party, congregants are questioning the theology of the Church of Jesus Christ...
  • Dr Pepper's new 'evolution' ad: Offensive to Christians?

    09/14/2012 6:29:53 PM PDT · by blueyon · 73 replies
    The Week ^ | 9/14/2012 | ???The Week????
    A seemingly harmless ad campaign has landed the popular soft drink in hot water with Christian fundamentalists who don't believe we came from apes The image: Dr Pepper found itself in the midst of a theological debate this week, when it posted an ad called "Evolution of Flavor" on its Facebook page (see the offending graphic below). The ad, which depicts an ape completing its evolution into man upon discovering a can of Dr Pepper, has angered Christians who don't believe in the theory posited by Charles Darwin 150 years ago
  • Islamists Welcome Pope to Lebanon By Torching KFC and Hardees in Tripoli (Video)

    09/14/2012 12:08:34 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 14, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Lebanon today and urged peace at a time of great turmoil in the Middle East. The trip will take the pope to the nation with the largest percentage of Christians in the Middle East — nearly 40 percent of Lebanon’s 4 million people, with Maronite Catholics the largest sect. Violence broke out in Tripoli as Pope Benedict arrived. Hundreds of protesters set alight a Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Hardee’s restaurant in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on Friday, witnesses said, chanting against the pope’s visit to Lebanon and shouting anti-U.S. slogans.
  • Hobby Lobby sues over mandatory coverage of morning-after pill

    09/12/2012 10:29:48 AM PDT · by MulberryDraw · 20 replies
    AP/Amarillo Globe News ^ | Sept 12, 2012 | unknown
    OKLAHOMA CITY — Christian-oriented Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. has filed a federal lawsuit over a mandate in the health reform law that requires employers to provide coverage for the morning-after pill.
  • ‘Grandma not in heaven’ boy reports

    09/10/2012 1:50:39 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 55 replies
    APPLE VALLEY, Minn. — Four-year-old Jeremy Werdt says he went to heaven during emergency spleen surgery, and his testimony of seeing Jesus and deceased relatives thrilled his Christian family and landed him a book contract. Then Jeremy revealed to his family that Wanda Spencer, his maternal grandmother, was not in heaven after all. “To have Jeremy back and talking about this amazing experience of being with the Lord was the most wonderful day of our lives,” says his mother, Brenda. “He named all the relatives he’d seen and we just sat there crying. Then, after a while, we realized...
  • Chuck Norris Warns of ’1,000 Years of Darkness’ in Anti-Obama Video

    09/08/2012 12:12:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    JD Journal ^ | September 5, 2012
    (VIDEO AT LINK) In a recent video posted on the official YouTube channel of Chuck Norris, the actor warns the citizens of America by saying that we face “1,000 years of darkness” if Barack Obama is elected for a second term. The video, which is two minutes long and embedded in this post, features Norris and his wife, Gena. Also in the video are work-out instructions and promos for the movie “The Expendables 2.”Both Chuck and Gena warn Americans of a “growing concern” that America as we know it will disappear if the president is elected to a second term....
  • "Indefinite Leave" for anti-Christian Florida Dem official

    09/06/2012 11:42:29 AM PDT · by DesScorp · 39 replies
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | Sep. 6th 2012 | George Bennett
    Palm Beach County Democratic Chairman Mark Alan Siegel has rejected a call from Florida Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith to resign over Siegel’s statement that fundamentalist Christians want to see Jews “slaughtered.” Siegel instead will take an “indefinite leave of absence,” Smith said after huddling with Siegel and Palm Beach County Tax Collector Anne Gannon and state Rep. Lori Berman for about an hour this morning at the Florida delegation hotel. “Today I asked for Mark Alan Siegel’s resignation. He has declined. He is embarrassed and humiliated by his inappropriate comments and has requested an indefinite leave of absence, which...
  • Black Pastors Meet in Virginia to Discuss Support for Obama

    09/04/2012 3:41:07 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 38 replies
    Christian Post ^ | September 4, 2012 | Michael Gryboski
    A group of black pastors in Virginia held a meeting to discuss how to encourage their congregations to vote for President Barack Obama. Around two dozen clergy from various churches in the area met for two hours on Saturday in Chesapeake, discussing possible ideas for motivating support for Obama among their congregations. "We are concerned that many of our congregants are developing an aversion to supporting the president at the polls," read the invite email, which was sent out last month. The major concern among the clergy was that Obama's support for same-sex marriage would prompt many African Americans to...
  • Jason Biggs(who has a Nickelodeon contract)Targets Christians, Ann Romney ...with vile tweets

    08/31/2012 3:10:57 PM PDT · by tookiesrcookies · 27 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 8/31/2012 | Twitchy Staff
    Looks like Jason Biggs is still defiling that pie … if by “pie” you mean “contract with Nickelodeon.” Yesterday Twitchy reported that the “American Pie” actor tweeted about sexually assaulting Paul Ryan’s wife. We know … shocking from an actor who made a name for himself by humping a pie. But Pig Biggs wasn’t done tweeting misogynist filth about political wives. After a disgusting tweet about Ann Romney’s body, he targeted Janna Ryan again by retweeting his wife, Jenny Mollen. ...
  • Christians demand separate province in Pakistan to protect them from persecution

    08/31/2012 6:55:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 08/31/2012 | Rob Crilly, Islamabad
    Pakistan's embattled Christian minority have launched a campaign for a separate province to protect them from persecution after a wave of brutal attacks and arrests for blasphemy. A 14-year-old girl is being held in prison after being accused of burning a copy of the Koran and last week the body of an 11-year-old Christian boy was found in Punjab bearing torture marks. The demand for a separate province, although unlikely to succeed, is a further blow to the ideal of Pakistan's founding father, Mohammed Ali Jinnah, of a secular country that would be home to India's Muslims but where all...
  • Global Christian group takes up cause of 11-year-old Down syndrome girl facing execution in Pakistan

    08/30/2012 3:36:23 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/30/2012 | staff
    An international coalition of churches representing more than half a billion Christians will meet in Geneva next month to take up the plight of an 11-year-old Christian girl who faces execution under Pakistan’s blasphemy laws. The World Council of Churches called the meeting to discuss Pakistan’s brutal blasphemy laws and, in particular, the case of Rimsha Masih. Masih, who is believed to have Down syndrome, has been in jail for allegedly burning pages from a book containing Islamic scripture. The case has generated international condemnation, but the fundamentalist firebrands behind her imprisonment seem immune to criticism, much less diplomatic efforts.
  • Christians in Pakistan Hiding in Forest (Obviously Guilty of Some Heinous Crime)

    08/29/2012 11:16:07 AM PDT · by lbryce · 9 replies
    The American Interest ^ | August 28, 2012 | Wal\ter Rusell Meade
    Hundreds of Pakistani Christians have fled Islamabad following blasphemy accusations against a young Christian girl (who may have Downs Syndrome). While some have returned home, CBS reports, many Pakistani Christians are still living in a state of fear and uncertainty: . . . Nooran Bashir, who had fled a few hours after the girl’s arrest, was back in her home Monday. “I don’t know whether she burned pages of some holy book or not, but we all had to abruptly leave our homes to save our lives,” she said. She said one of her sons came back with her, but...

    08/28/2012 9:30:10 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 25 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 8/22/12
    Bishop E.W. Jackson is making a war cry: “Let God’s people go!” Jackson, a Marine Corps veteran, graduate of Harvard Law School and adjunct professor of law, is echoing the words of Moses in a campaign to persuade Christians of all races that the time has come for a wholesale exodus of Christians from the Democrat Party. The former candidate for U.S. Senate in Virginia points to what he calls the Democrat party’s “cult-like devotion” to abortion; the rejection of the traditional biblical model of family; the hostility hurled at those who express a Christian viewpoint such as Chick-fil-A president...
  • UTPA Chick-Fil-A greeted by protestors on first day of school (FReep a poll)[Edinburg, TX]

    08/27/2012 12:14:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    KGBT-TV ^ | August 27, 2012 | Staff
    A new Chick-Fil-A restaurant on the UTPA campus in Edinburg was greeted by protestors on the first day of classes. Students and staff all clamored to buy meals from the new restaurant early Monday afternoon. But a small group of protestors has stationed themselves outside restaurant. The UTPA Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Alliance is circulating a petition to have the school close the Chick-Fil-A. Working from behind a security fence, the group collected signatures from supporters. Chick-Fil-A president Dan Cathy recently set off a firestorm of controversy and created a national debate about gay rights. Cathy confirmed more than...
  • Is Mitt Romney a Christian or not?

    08/23/2012 8:20:55 PM PDT · by delacoert · 158 replies
    Herald News Chicago Suntimes ^ | August 23, 2012 | George Gaspar
    <p>In recent decades the Republican Party has made a person’s religious beliefs an issue for election to political office, despite the First Amendment to the Constitution explicitly forbidding this [bullshit misstatement of the 1st amendment].</p> <p>For the Republicans, that requirement is a person must be a Christian. Mitt Romney has chosen staunch Roman Catholic Paul Ryan as his running mate. That should help divert some of the concern about Romney himself being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints — a Mormon.</p>
  • Obama: 'My Faith in Jesus Is Legitimate and Real' {BARF!!}

    08/25/2012 5:40:26 PM PDT · by upchuck · 78 replies
    Fox ^ | August 21, 2012 | n/a
    In an interview with the Washington National Cathedral magazine, President Obama discussed how his faith influenced his politics — saying that at the end of the day 'God is in control.' “First and foremost, my Christian faith gives me a perspective and security that I don’t think I would have otherwise: that I am loved. That, at the end of the day, God is in control," Obama said. ... Obama also briefly addressed the ongoing (false) doubts about his faith — including rumors that he is a Muslim (which he is not). "I have a job to do as president,...
  • Liberal talk show host blames FRC shooting on ‘gutter Christians’ who went ‘too far’

    08/21/2012 7:13:35 AM PDT · by massmike · 39 replies ^ | 08/21/2012 | BEN JOHNSON
    The “ filthy, degenerate, gutter Christians” at the Family Research Council inspired last week’s shooting by “going too far” with their pro-family activism, according to a nationally syndicated liberal talk show host. “You filthy, filthy right-wing b——-ds, you’re going too far!” Mike Malloy told his audience last week. “One of these days somebody’s going to go berserk and walk into one of your filthy holes of religious insanity with a gun.” Switching to a mocking tone, Malloy said, “Oh. I think that happened today.” Malloy went on to say the council would “happily sacrifice” a 10-year-old child who was raped...
  • 20 years after Ruby Ridge, there's forgiveness

    08/19/2012 3:44:43 PM PDT · by rabidralph · 120 replies
    AP ^ | 08/19/2012 | By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS
    KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — When Sara Weaver saw her father Randy struck in the shoulder by a government sniper's bullet in the Idaho wilderness in August 1992, she began to sprint back to the family's cabin on a mountaintop called Ruby Ridge. As the 16-year-old closed in, her mother, Vicki, opened the cabin door and stood behind it, holding Sara Weaver's 10-month-old sister in her arms. Just then, a sniper's bullet struck her mother in the head, killing her.
  • Pat Robertson's Adoption Remarks "Of The Devil," Says SBC's Russell Moore

    08/19/2012 10:34:33 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 8/17/12 | Jeremy Weber
    Southern Baptist leader defends international adoption from 700 Club comments.It's not unusual for comments by Pat Robertson to provoke heated reactions. But this time, what's unusual is the subject matter: adoption. Robertson recently expressed affirmation on The 700 Club for men who don't want to date women who have children adopted from foreign countries, notes Associated Baptist Press. His comments -- including, "You don’t have to take on somebody else’s problems" -- provoked a strong rebuke from Russell Moore, a Southern Baptist Theological Seminary dean who has become a prominent advocate for adoption. "This is not just a statement we...
  • GOP ticket recalls past of Mormons, Catholics

    08/18/2012 5:28:28 PM PDT · by delacoert · 108 replies
    The Columbia Daily Tribune ^ | Saturday, August 18, 2012 | L.V. ANDERSON
    Mitt Romney's choice of Paul Ryan as his vice presidential candidate makes 2012 the first time in American history that a major party has run a ticket without a Protestant on it. Romney is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Ryan is a Roman Catholic. Have Mormons and Catholics always gotten along as well as the Republican running mates appear to? No. The root of the conflict is doctrinal. The premise of the Book of Mormon is that the Bible is a corrupt and incomplete account of God's revelation — an implicit criticism of...
  • Christians pray for Charlotte in light of upcoming DNC

    08/18/2012 6:04:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 8/18/12 | Brittany Penland
    Christians pray for Charlotte in light of upcoming DNCChristian group gathers in Marshall Park, urges citywide show of faith By Brittany Penland The Charlotte Observer Posted: Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012 Hundreds gathered in Marshall Park in uptown Charlotte Saturday morning to pray for the city in light of the upcoming Democratic National Convention. The Rev. Robbin Black, an associate pastor of Abundant Life Church International, on West 32nd Street in Charlotte, said she organized the citywide prayer to help protect Charlotte as people from around the world attend the convention. “In a couple of weeks, the world’s eyes will be...
  • 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....
  • Obama Administration's War on Persecuted Christians

    08/18/2012 3:38:59 PM PDT · by forty_years · 5 replies
    Investigative Project on Terrorism ^ | August 2, 2012 | Raymond Ibrahim
    The Obama administration's support for its Islamist allies means lack of U.S. support for their enemies, or, more properly, victims—the Christian and other non-Muslim minorities of the Muslim world. Consider the many recent proofs:According to Pete Winn of CNS: The U.S. State Department removed the sections covering religious freedom from the Country Reports on Human Rights that it released on May 24, three months past the statutory deadline Congress set for the release of these reports. The new human rights reports—purged of the sections that discuss the status of religious freedom in each of the countries covered—are also the human...
  • Muslim Brotherhood Are Crucifying People

    08/18/2012 5:12:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 93 replies
    Live and Local ^ | August 18, 2012 | Bill Hitchcock
    The Muslim Brotherhood are crucifying people according to several prominent Arabic News agencies including Arab News, Al Khabar News, Dostor Watany, and Egypt Now. Christians are warned to leave Egypt. Sky News, “confirmed that protestors belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood crucified those opposing Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi naked on trees in front of the presidential palace while abusing others.” “The Copts (Egyptian Christians) must get out of Egypt as soon as possible – for the many millions who will not be able to get out, I expect things will continue to deteriorate – just as they did for Germany’s and...
  • Group: ‘Uzbekistan Cracking Down On Bibles, Christian Literature’ [Religion of Peace]

    08/17/2012 1:45:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies ^ | 8/16/12 | Stefan J Bos
    Authorities in Uzbekistan are increasingly confiscating privately owned Bibles and other Christian literature, saying such books "are forbidden to keep at home," while handing out huge fines to “violators”, local Christians and rights activists said. In comments monitored by BosNewsLife on Friday, August 10, advocacy group Forum 18 cited a Baptist Christian, Roman Nizamutdinov, as being among believers who were fined up to 40 times the country's minimum monthly salary, for "illegally storing religious books in his private home."
  • Jeff Davis Tax Commissioner mulls removing Christian Signs

    08/16/2012 6:18:12 PM PDT · by Vote 4 Nixon · 39 replies
    WTOC ^ | Posted: Aug 16, 2012 6:28 PM EDT | Dal Cannady
    HAZLEHURST, GA (WTOC) - Jeff Davis Tax Commissioner mulls removing Christian signs Posted: Aug 16, 2012 6:28 PM EDT Updated: Aug 16, 2012 8:02 PM EDT By Dal Cannady - bio | email Jeff Davis Tax Commissioner Susie Kersey said she's received nothing but compliments for the plaques of scripture and other inspirational messages displayed in her office lobby. But a national organization that monitors the separation of church and state notified her they had received a complaint. The Freedom From Religion Foundation has sent her two letters asking her to remove them.
  • Chick-Fil-A and the one day that changed the world

    08/16/2012 11:54:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 15, 2012 | Jennifer Roback Morse, Founder and President of the Ruth Institute
    Nine Days that Changed the World is a book about Pope John Paul II’s nine-day trip to Poland in 1979. The Pope’s pilgrimage laid the groundwork for the revolution of conscience that eventually brought down the Communist regimes throughout Eastern Europe. Thus those nine days really did change the world. Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day could very well be the One Day that changes our world this year. During Pope John Paul’s first trip to his homeland after being elected Pope, he did not assemble an army. He did not set up a network of spies. He did not give rabble-rousing speeches....
  • Bishop EW Jackson Defends Gabby Douglas: Time for Christians to Turn Backs on Democrat Party

    08/15/2012 5:30:01 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 7 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 8-15-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    Bishop E. W Jackson says the Democrat Party has a "cult-like devotion" to abortion and tells of a Progressive "journalist" attacking Gabrielle (Gabby) Douglas, the 2012 Olymics Gold Medalist in Gymnanastics from the U.S., for giving the "glory to God" for her success. Case in point: Mary Elizabeth Williams, journalist for the progressive online magazine, wrote, “I've often wondered what it is about Christians like Douglas that unnerves me so ... Douglas and her ilk seem to espouse a faith based on what is commonly referred to as 'The God of Parking Spaces.'” Williams doesn't believe we need God,...
  • BREAKING: security guard wounded at Family Research Council headquarters shooting

    08/15/2012 9:22:58 AM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    LSN ^ | 8.15.2012 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, August 15, August 15, 2012 ( - A security guard was wounded in a shooting at the Family Research Council headquarters Wednesday, although details of the incident remain unclear. FRC spokesperson Darin Miller confirmed the shooting to late Wednesday morning before releasing a statement from FRC president Tony Perkins. “The police are investigating this incident. Our first concern is with our colleague who was shot today. Our concern is for him and his family,” said Perkins. One local report initially said that another individual was also wounded, but now reports only the injury of the security guard. The...
  • Breaking: Shooting at Family Research Council office in DC

    08/15/2012 9:09:28 AM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 214 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 8/15/2012 | Joel Gehrke
    Two people, including one security guard, were shot at the office of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C., this morning. “The police are investigating this incident,” said FRC President Tony Perkins in a statement on the shooting. “Our first concern is with our colleague who was shot today. Our concern is for him and his family.” The shooter was also reportedly shot, according to a local news report, which notes that the FBI is at the scene. The Family Research Council is a socially-conservative non-profit that participates in cultural debates about abortion, traditional marriage, and religious liberty.
  • Vermont jury finds Mennonite minister guilty of aiding kidnapping [homosexual custody battle]

    08/14/2012 8:19:18 PM PDT · by BurningOak · 12 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 08/14/2012 | Jason McLure
    BURLINGTON, Vermont (Reuters) - A Mennonite minister was found guilty on Tuesday of aiding a kidnapping by helping a woman flee to Nicaragua with her daughter to evade court orders giving visitation rights to her former lesbian partner. The case drew widespread attention as gay rights groups and evangelical Christian groups took opposing sides in the legal battle between the two women over Isabella Miller-Jenkins, now 10. Federal prosecutors say Kenneth Miller of Stuarts Draft, Virginia, helped orchestrate Lisa Miller's flight to Canada and Nicaragua in 2009 with her daughter out of Christian solidarity with her decision to reject homosexuality...
  • City: Christians can't give water to thirsty

    08/12/2012 7:55:55 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 61 replies ^ | August 10, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    Phoenix officials have until next Friday to apologize for the actions of a code enforcement officer after he stopped Christians from giving out water bottles to city festival participants on a day that reached 112 degrees. A legal team that fights for religious and civil rights is also demanding a commitment that the city will no longer interfere with the Christian group’s acts of charity. According to a letter to the city from the Rutherford Institute, the case developed in July during a “First Friday” festival when Dana Crow-Smith was giving “free bottles of cold water to passersby” on the...
  • Team USA Athletes: 10 Christian Olympic Medal Winners Glorifying God

    08/12/2012 6:13:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/12/2012 | Christine Thomasos
    Christian athletes were a major part of the 2012 Olympic Games in London, and Team USA's athletes managed to bring home multiple gold, silver and bronze medals across a wide range of sports. Although many athletes utilized their faith while training and competing, here are 10 Christians who managed to bring home a coveted medal from the Olympic Summer Games. 1. Gabby Douglas, Gymnastics, 2 gold Twitter: @gabrielledoug Gabby Douglas may only be 16, but she took the world by storm when she became the first African-American gymnast and first woman of color to become the individual all-around champion in...
  • The Jews who saved the Christians from IslamoFascists' genocide in the Middle East - 1860

    08/11/2012 9:33:46 PM PDT · by Milagros · 6 replies
    Yitschak Ben Gad: "Politics, lies, and videotape: 3,000 Questions and Answers on the Mideast Crisis," SP Books, 1991, 479 pp.p. 245 Q: What is known about the massacre of 1860? A: In 1860, the Lebanese Druze attacked the Christian Maronites. Thousands of men, women and children were murdered. The Christians sent forth a desperate plea for help to the European powers in order to save them from complete annihilation... Q: Who came to the aid of the Christians? A: Sir Moses Montefiore, the well-known British Jewish leader, astonished by the disaster that befell the Lebanese Christians, did his utmost to...