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  • Detained protesters accused of Chicago terror plot

    05/19/2012 11:13:47 AM PDT · by SmithL · 27 replies
    AP via SacBee ^ | 5/19/12
    CHICAGO -- Prosecutors say three men arrested in a raid on a Chicago apartment had planned to attack President Barack Obama's campaign headquarters, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's home and other targets, including police stations and police cars.
  • Abortion pictures rile members of pro-choice church

    05/22/2012 4:36:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | 5/22/2012 | Jill Stanek
    Abortion pictures are not pleasant to view, particularly on one’s way to Sunday morning worship service at a pro-choice church. For the past several weeks Todd Bullis has taken his Church Project to the Custer Road United Methodist Church in Plano, Texas. Showing the reality of abortion through abortion pictures, Todd and his team have made it their mission to educate church goers that the place where they worship condones this heinous act against God, in whose image we are made. There is no denying, although some uneducated parishioners tried, that the United Methodist Church supports abortion. From its website:...
  • "Church" The Golden Calf of Today?

    05/19/2012 7:53:20 AM PDT · by kindred · 8 replies
    christianblog.com ^ | unknown | Tim Cameron
    ...just real quickly I could try and state some type of resume to justify of what I'm sharing but I'm a nobody ..in fact the reason I write this to you is out of personal desperation and not out of some type of having arrived! I would love to sit here and expound on why I feel it's so critically important to realize the times we live and am confident I could state the eschatological argument (Greece is having a run on banks ..please see Drudge), of why this is so URGENT! after much praying and wrestling and saying "what's...
  • Parish threatened, harassed over sign opposing 'gay marriage'

    05/18/2012 1:55:28 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    cna ^ | May 18, 2012 | Benjamin Mann
    St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Acushnet, Mass. Courtesy of St. Francis Xavier Parish. Acushnet, Mass., May 18, 2012 / 02:29 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A Massachusetts Catholic parish has received threats of arson and other harassing messages after posting a sign with the Church's position on same-sex “marriage.” “It went viral,” said Steven Guillotte, Director of Pastoral Services at Saint Francis Xavier Parish in Acushnet, recalling an “explosion” of responses to the message displayed on the sign in front of the church earlier this week. It read: “Two men are friends, not spouses.” Guillotte posted the message on the...
  • Will Gay Marriage Force Black Churches to Reconsider Democratic Party?

    05/18/2012 4:11:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 18, 2012 | Larry Elder
    President Obama's affirmation of gay marriage threatens to undermine the near-monolithic black support Obama enjoyed in 2008. Several members of the black clergy now say they intend to sit out the presidential election. One poll from last November found black opposition to gay marriage at 58 percent, higher than the rest of the country, which is about evenly split. The real question is this: What took black church leaders so long to reconsider their near blind support for the Democratic Party? The historical strength of black churches has been that of a moral and spiritual refuge in a once-hostile country...
  • The Nature of the Church The Nature of the Church

    05/17/2012 5:39:18 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 2 replies
    Bible Prophecy Blog ^ | 5/17/2012 | Dr. Thomas Ice
    It is not uncommon to hear anti-pretribulationists discount pretribulationism because the Bible teaches that Christians will suffer for Christ. Since pretribulationists teach that the church will not go through the tribulation, some attempt to equate this with a view that Believers will never experience hardship of any kind during the current church age. This is a distortion of our views. Pretribulationism teaches, by God’s grace and decree, the church will not go through the time of God’s wrath because the tribulation is designed for purposes which do not include the church. In fact, we believe that during the church age...
  • Brothel visits are confirmation gifts in Austria

    05/17/2012 4:07:58 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 9 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 18 May 2012 | Cathcon
    Brothel visits revealed as confirmation gifts in Austria following police investigation. 162 charges made
  • Muslim extremists force closure of 16 churches

    05/15/2012 12:05:59 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 4 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 15 May 2012 | Cathcon
    16 churches closed in Indonesia in Sharia run province
  • Catholic bishop visits gay and lesbian centre

    05/13/2012 3:36:13 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 16 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 14 May 2012 | Cathcon
    Bishop Ackermann of Trier visited gay and lesbian centre not as a bishop but a pilgrim.
  • New Orleans residents can trade guns for cash at church - NOLA.com

    05/12/2012 4:21:35 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    bayoubuzz.com ^ | 11 May, 2012 | Staff
    he New Orleans Police Department and community leaders will host a gun buyback Saturday morning in Gert Town. Citizens can trade in weapons starting at 9 a.m. at Little Zion Baptist Church, 4821 Earhart Blvd. People will receive $75 in cash for working handguns and $200 for assault rifles, no questions asked, said the Rev. Norwood Thompson of the Greater New Orleans/Jefferson Gun Buyback Committee. Sean Gardner, The Times-Picayune archive A New Orleans police officer checks a Smith and Wesson revolver during a gun-buyback event on St. Bernard Avenue on Aug. 27, 2005. The 12th annual buyback is returning this...
  • Mother's Day Church Attendance Third Highest After Easter, Christmas; Father's Day Last

    05/12/2012 10:48:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/12/2012 | By Luiza Oleszczuk
    Behind Easter and Christmas, Mother's Day draws the highest attendance in U.S. churches, a recent study shows. LifeWay Research, a Christian research center, asked 1,000 Protestant pastors what the three highest attendance Sundays were throughout the year. Easter was first, indicated by 93 percent of the pastors asked, followed by Christmas with 84 percent, and Mother's Day with 59 percent. "Clearly, mothers want to be present for the affirmation that is typically offered in most churches, but families also are present knowing their attendance will honor their mother," Scott McConnell, director of LifeWay Research, said in a statement. "Many families...
  • NYC CHURCHES FACE A LOOMING BAN ON MEETING AT PUBLIC SCHOOLS

    05/10/2012 6:39:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    World Magazine ^ | 05/09/2012 | Tiffany Owens
    NEW YORK—Sovereign Grace City Church in Brooklyn used to meet for worship every Sunday at P.S. 282, a public school that charged an affordable rent of $1,084 per month for Sunday morning access. But lately Sovereign Grace has changed worship locations nearly every week. The moves were not random: They were a result of a decision by the city to ban religious organizations from renting public school buildings for worship services. The ban went into effect on Feb. 12, but an injunction from U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska allowed churches to continue meeting at public schools until June 19. The...
  • Church to blame for spread of Islam in Europe

    05/08/2012 6:08:40 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 13 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 9/5/2012 | Cathcon
    The Egyptian-Italian MEP, Magdi Cristiano Allam criticized yesterday an article published in the Italian daily newspaper Il Giornale, the Islamization of Europe. As "clear evidence", he cited the citizens of European countries, who convert to Islam. "Did you know that in Italy there are already 70,000 Muslim citizens?" Allam asks in his article. The total number of Muslims currently living in Italy comes to, according to the Interior Ministry, to more than 1,583,000. "Did you know that on average every four days in Italy a new Islamic place of worship is established?"
  • Church Shames Congregation Into Cheerless Giving

    05/06/2012 11:12:51 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 58 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | May 6, 2012 | JP
    My wife and I have traveled back and forth across the country the past year. It has given us the opportunity to visit a number of churches. We have felt the movement of the Holy Spirit in every service we have attended. That is, until recently, when he heard a message we found quite disturbing. It actually wasn’t the main topic of the pastor’s sermon. Rather, it was a sidebar at the end of his message. It concerned the church’s finances. He told the congregation that weekly collections had not met budget all year long. And he admonished church members...
  • The Heathen Rage Against National Day of Prayer

    05/03/2012 8:01:01 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 8 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | May 3, 2012 | JP
    America is in a state of malaise. More than 60 percent of us believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, according to a recent CBS News/New York Times poll. Against that backdrop, people of faith will gather in cities and towns from sea to shining sea to observe the 61st annual National Day of Prayer; to ask God to shed his grace on our troubled land. Of course, not everyone looks forward to today’s observance. “The National Day of Prayer demeans millions of Americans who believe that reason, not prayer is the way to solve the country’s problems,”...
  • ‘Angry Queers’: Christians are ‘scum,’ deserve ‘hammers through their windows’

    04/30/2012 6:49:25 PM PDT · by Morgana · 81 replies
    Life News ^ | 4/30/2012 | Ben Johnson
    <p>Warning: This story includes vulgar language as quoted in an e-mail from an extremist homosexual rights group.</p> <p>PORTLAND, OREGON, April 27, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – The group that allegedly smashed up a Portland church hopes its “small act of vengeance will strike fear into the hearts of” Christian leaders who teach traditional sexual morality, according to an e-mail message the group released to the public.</p>
  • ‘Angry Queers’ smash church windows in Portland

    04/27/2012 12:56:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 50 replies
    Life News ^ | 4/27/2012 | Ben Johnson
    PORTLAND, OREGON, April 26, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – A homosexual activist group calling itself “Angry Queers” claimed responsibility for smashing nine windows in a church known for teaching traditional sexual morality early Tuesday morning. “Upon arriving at the church, we discovered nine separate windows had been smashed in with rocks, including two beautiful 100-year-old stained glass windows,” wrote Tim Smith, pastor of the Portland campus of Mars Hill Church. “We estimate the damage to be several thousand dollars.” The vandals sent an e-mail to local television station KOIN-TV stating they took the action, because “Mars Hill is notoriously anti-gay and anti-woman.”...
  • Churches May Be Forced to Rent Their Facilities to Gay Couples

    04/25/2012 10:37:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/25/2012 | Jeff Schapiro
    The city of Hutchinson, Kan., is mulling over a proposed law that would force some churches in the community, regardless of their religious convictions, to rent their church halls to gay couples for events. The proposal came about after the Kansas Equality Coalition encouraged the Hutchinson City Council to add gender identity and sexual orientation to the city's human relations code. The law would make it illegal for churches that rent their facilities to the public to prevent anyone from renting their facility based on sexual orientation or gender identity. "If a church has a parish hall that they rent...
  • 65,000 gather in Moscow 'to pray for Church & defend faith' (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

    Tens of thousands of Orthodox Christians have joined a service outside Moscow’s main church, the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, in defense of their faith, sacred objects and the Church itself, following recent numerous attacks on Christian relics. The Sunday service has gathered around 65 thousand worshippers, according to official police data. It comes in response to what the church says is a series disrespectful acts against Orthodoxy and religious faith over the past few months. Sacred Orthodox objects attacked this spring were specially brought to the Cathedral for one day. Among the relics is a 3.5-metre-tall crucifix cut by...
  • You Have Left Your First Love

    04/23/2012 5:33:25 AM PDT · by Music Producer · 18 replies
    Dean C. Haskins ^ | 04/22/2012 | Dean C. Haskins
    You Have Left Your First Love Dean C. Haskins But I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Rev. 2:4 You have probably heard this verse numerous times in your life, and, like me, were given an explanation of its meaning that was something like this—that the passage is speaking of “losing one's original zeal and fervor for the things of the Lord.” Now, don't misunderstand me; I know that can happen in one's life. However, is that really what John was saying about the vision he had on the island of Patmos? Before delving into...