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  • Texas Church Attack: Post-Shooting Procedures

    01/14/2020 3:26:13 PM PST · by Bruiser 10 · 13 replies
    Active Response Training ^ | 14 Jan 20 | Greg Ellifritz
    I’ve read many tactical debriefs of the recent shooting incident at the West Freeway Church of Christ. I have no plans to re-hash what has already been discussed in countless articles and videos. There were lots of good things (a near-perfect head shot from an extended distance, no mistaken identity shootings, etc) that happened. There are also a few things that were less than optimal (a fouled draw, failure to keep the guy out of the service, failure to go hands on immediately, poor muzzle awareness). All those issues have already been covered in numerous articles. What I want to...
  • Illinois: Muslim slashes tires of 19 cars at churches, explains he did it because he doesn’t like Christians

    01/11/2020 11:45:42 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 62 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | JAN 11, 2020 9:00 AM | Robert Spencer
    You will only hear about this here, because it doesn’t fit the establishment media narrative of Muslims being subjected to wholesale discrimination and harassment by Christians in the U.S. “Alleged Tire Slasher Had Hate Motive Against Christians: Police,” WBBM, January 9, 2020: PALOS HILLS (WBBM NEWSRADIO) — Charges have been upgraded against a man who allegedly slashed tires of multiple vehicles at churches in Palos Hills last year because he didn’t like Christians. Osama E. El Hannouny, 25, was initially arrested Nov. 17, 2019, and charged with 14 counts of criminal damage to property, according to Palos Hills police. The...
  • A Prediction About the Coming Split in the Methodist Church

    01/05/2020 6:03:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 5, 2020 | Michael Brown
    If the reports are true, then “a tentative plan” has been put in place “to split the [Methodist] church over differences on same-sex marriage and the inclusion of gay clergy.” In 2019, “The division, which has been brewing for years, came to an impasse last May when delegates in St. Louis voted 438-384 to ban gay marriage and the inclusion of gay clergy.“A majority of U.S.-based churches opposed the ‘Traditional Plan’ but were outvoted by conservatives in the U.S., Africa and the Philippines.”Assuming that this split actually takes place, what will happen to these two branches, one conservative and the...
  • Irrational Responses to Armed Defenders in Church ~ VIDEO

    01/06/2020 6:12:33 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 3 January, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    Texas Church Incident Shows How 2A Stops Mass Shooters The recent use of arms by a skilled, armed defender, Jack Wilson, in the West Highway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas, was recorded on live stream video. (below)In spite of rapid attempts to suppress the video, it has been made available to the world, via social media and the quick actions of freedom-loving activists. The actions in the video are crystal clear. An armed, skilled, volunteer congregant stops an active murderer with one shot after two of his friends are shot and killed. The entire action happens in six...
  • United Methodist Church Officially Splits Over Gay ‘Marriage,’ Clergy

    01/03/2020 8:36:15 PM PST · by marshmallow · 31 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 1/3/20 | Calvin Freiburger
    January 3, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – The United Methodist Church (UMC) announced Friday it will be dealing with ongoing divisions over homosexuality by formally splitting, with the formation of a new denomination for Methodists who hold to a Biblical understanding of sex and marriage. The church has been divided over the issues of same-sex “marriage” and homosexual clergy, with its General Conference voting in February against compromising its opposition. Tensions have continued since, however, and on Friday the church announced the formation of a new “traditional Methodist” denomination for more conservative Methodists, the New York Times reports. The Washington Post adds...
  • Stuck in a Basement in San Francisco

    01/01/2020 3:40:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 1, 2020 | Terry Jeffrey
    "Why isn't it moving?" "We're stuck." "Are you sure?" "Yes." "Oh, my G--!" That was not a prayer -- however much one was needed. The scene, as I recall, unfolded on a Friday night in the late 1980s. We had started the evening with pesto and shrimp at a great Sicilian restaurant in San Francisco's North Beach. Our group included my wife and me, one of my brothers, one of my sisters and several friends. Over dinner, my sister told us how much she enjoyed her job, teaching sixth grade at the nearby Saints Peter and Paul School. Many Americans...
  • Breaking – Church Shooter Identified, First Photo Released…

    12/30/2019 10:51:29 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 83 replies
    Keith Thomas Kinnunen has been identified as the gunman in the shooting at West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas, on December 29 that left two people dead. Kinnunen, 43, was fatally shot by the church’s head of security. MedStar spokeswoman Macara Trusty confirmed that one person died at the scene of the shooting, and one person died en route to the hospital. Hospital officials confirmed that one of these victims was the shooter. The third victim was transported to a hospital in critical condition, but was later pronounced dead by White Settlement police chief J.P. Bevering. One victim was...
  • Keith Thomas Kinnunen: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    12/30/2019 10:12:16 AM PST · by BlackAdderess · 42 replies
    Heavy.com ^ | 12/30/2019 | Staff Writer
    Keith Thomas Kinnunen has been identified as the gunman in the shooting at West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas, on December 29 that left two people dead. Kinnunen, 43, was fatally shot by the church’s head of security.
  • Jack Wilson, Texas Church Shooting Hero: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    12/30/2019 6:39:34 AM PST · by Moonman62 · 96 replies
    Heavy ^ | 12/30/19 | Jessica McBride
    Jack Wilson, the security volunteer who quickly shot the Texas church shooter at West Freeway Church of Christ, stopping him and likely saving many lives, is a former reserve deputy sheriff who was the long-time owner of a firearms training academy. Wilson Is a Donald Trump Supporter Who Believes the ‘Survival of the USA’ Will Be DeterOn his campaign website, Wilson shared a graphic from another man that reads in part, “All members of the House &/or Senate that support illegal aliens over US Citizens are in violation of their Oath of Office and should therefore be REMOVED FROM OFFICE....
  • Footage Emerges Of Good Guys With Guns Taking Down Alleged Church Attacker In Texas

    12/29/2019 3:00:30 PM PST · by USA Conservative · 39 replies
    Conservative US ^ | 12.29.2019 | Natalie.D
    Two people have died and one person is in critical condition after a shooting at the West Freeway Church of Christ in northwest Texas. The shooter was prevented from creating more carnage by armed members of the church, several of whom drew their own weapons in response to his attack, as well as a security guard. It has now been confirmed that the gunman was shot and is one of the two people killed.
  • Texas Church Shooter Stopped By Armed Citizen

    12/29/2019 2:22:42 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 53 replies
    https://www.usacarry.com ^ | December 29, 2019 | Luke McCoy -
    UPDATE: It is being reported that the armed citizen that shot the suspect is a former police officer. During Sunday morning mass this morning at West Freeway Church of Christ, in White Settlement, Texas, a man walked in with a shotgun and opened fire on its parishioners. Two people are reported dead and one injured.
  • At least 2 people killed, 1 in critical condition after shooting at White Settlement church

    12/29/2019 1:48:51 PM PST · by ransomnote · 28 replies
    wfaa.com ^ | December 29, 2019 | WFAA Staff
    Officials with MedStar confirmed the shooter was among the dead. Author: WFAA Staff Published: 11:40 AM CST December 29, 2019 Updated: 3:40 PM CST December 29, 2019 This is a breaking story and will be continuously updated. Two people were killed and one was critically injured in a shooting Sunday morning at a White Settlement church. Fort Worth police received reports of an active threat around 11:20 a.m. at West Freeway Church of Christ at 1900 South Las Vegas Trail in White Settlement, which is near Fort Worth. MedStar officials confirmed at least two people were killed and one person...
  • Suspect shoots 2 at Texas church before parishioners fatally shoot him

    12/29/2019 1:39:41 PM PST · by Morgana · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | Dec, 29, 2019, | Eric Levenson and Melissa Alonso, CNN
    (CNN)A man shot two people during a church service in White Settlement, Texas, on Sunday before two armed parishioners shot and killed him, White Settlement Police Chief J.P. Bevering said. One person who was shot at the West Freeway Church of Christ died and another victim has life-threatening injuries, Bevering said. Bevering praised the two "heroic" churchgoers who returned fire and killed the suspect. He said there is no ongoing threat to the incident. MedStar Mobile Healthcare spokeswoman Macara Trusty said the suspected shooter and a victim died en route to the hospital. Another victim flatlined on the way to...
  • Cleveland at odds with church over housing of homeless

    12/29/2019 12:50:14 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    WOWK TV 13 ^ | Dec, 29, 2019, | WOWK TV 13
    CLEVELAND (AP) – The city of Cleveland is at odds with a church over the housing of homeless people. The Plain Dealer reports that the Cleveland Division of Fire recently placed a cease use notice on the Denison Avenue United Church of Christ. The newspaper says the Metanoia Project nonprofit opened a hospitality center for homeless people at the church, offering services that include sleeping cots.
  • Church of Christ Shooting: 2 Dead, 1 Critical In White Settlement, Texas

    12/29/2019 10:30:50 AM PST · by \/\/ayne · 173 replies
    Heavy.com ^ | Dec 29, 2019 | Emily Bicks
    Two people have been killed, and on critically injured after a shooting took place at the West Freeway Church of Christ located in Texas. MedStar spokeswoman Macara Trusty confirmed that one person died at the scene of the shooting, and one person died en route to a hospital. A third victim was transported to a hospital in critical condition. The Church of Christ was live-streaming their Sunday services on their YouTube channel, and while the motive remains unclear, a man is seen running in a firing off shots while church-goers ducked under their seats in fear, as reported by the...
  • Trumps Attend Church Service in West Palm Beach on Christmas Eve

    12/24/2019 8:26:37 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Dec 2019 | Breitbart News
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump attended a music-filled Christmas Eve service at Family Church in West Palm Beach, Florida. Pastor Jimmy Scroggins and his family greeted the Trumps as they arrived moments into a “Candlelight Christmas Celebration” and received applause and cheers while taking reserved seats in the church’s third pew. Brief sermons and readings by clergy at the Southern Baptist Convention-affiliated church were interlaced between traditional Christmas songs, as theatrical smoke billowed and fake snow descended from the rafters. It was a change of pace for the Trumps, who had...
  • Vatican Calls Greta Thunberg ‘Great Witness’ of Church’s Environmental Teaching

    12/13/2019 6:51:17 PM PST · by marshmallow · 61 replies
    Crux ^ | 12/12/19 | Elise Harris
    ROME - On Thursday top Vatican officials hailed Swedish teen Greta Thunberg, recently named TIME Magazine’s “Person of the Year” for her environmental advocacy, as a “great witness” of Church teaching on care for creation and the human person. Speaking to reporters at the Dec. 12 publication of Pope Francis’s message for the 2020 World Day of Peace, celebrated on Jan. 1 each year, Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect of the Vatican office for Integral Human Development, called Thunberg “a great witness to what the Church teaches on the care of the environment and the care of the person.” “What is...
  • Sweden: Malmö Church Unveils LGBT Altar Painting

    12/04/2019 7:49:26 PM PST · by softengine · 58 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 12/04/2019 | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    The St. Pauli church in the multicultural Swedish city of Malmö has unveiled a LGBT-themed altar painting featuring same-sex couples to celebrate advent. The painting, entitled Paradise, depicts two same-sex couples along with transgender individuals and is based on the 16th-century painting Adam and Eve by German master painter Lucas Cranach, Swedish newspaper Expressen reports. Artist and photographer Elisabeth Ohlson Wallin, the creator of the painting, initially attempted to donate it to Skara cathedral which refused it stating it was too overtly political. Sofia Tunebro, the head pastor of St. Pauli, welcomed the painting labelling it “pure joy” and added:...
  • Bernie Sanders Tries to Use Scripture as Basis for His Progressive Movement

    12/02/2019 10:50:50 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/02/2019 | Hannah Bleau
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) spoke at church service in Columbia, South Carolina, over the weekend and attempted to use scripture to push his progressive agenda. Sanders spoke at Reid Chapel AME and sought to link his campaign and the scriptures by focusing primarily on the need for “justice.”
  • Teens discover 1500-year-old church that redefines Israeli history

    11/27/2019 12:22:15 PM PST · by robowombat · 18 replies
    Keep the Faith ^ | Wednesday, November 27, 2019 | Wesley Hudson
    Teens discover 1500-year-old church that redefines Israeli history The church was discovered near Israel’s Ramat Beit Shemesh neighbourhood. An excavation, largely completed by teens, unearthed the church which dated back to 543 AD during the time of Emperor Justinian. After three years of detailed digging, archaeologists came across mosaics, pillars, still-intact crypts, and frescoes that at one time came together to form a beautiful church. An inscription indicated the building was complete thanks to the financial support of the Emperor. Excavation director Benjamin Storchan, on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority, told CBN News: “Numerous written sources attest to imperial...