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  • Arson Damages Historic 129-Year-Old Pasadena [CA] Church

    01/14/2018 8:07:30 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 01/13/2018
    A fire damaged a 129-year-old Episcopalian church Saturday morning in Pasadena and statues outside the building were defaced, prompting an arson investigation. ...House of Worship Task Force also was summoned to investigate, according to Bastman. “At this time investigators are not calling this a hate crime, but referring to it as arson, graffiti, vandalism and a burglary,” said Lisa Derderian of the Pasadena Fire Department. The building, which was built in 1889, is the oldest church along the Arroyo Seco waterway, according to the church’s website.
  • Should Church Be Exciting?

    01/13/2018 10:03:11 PM PST · by tiredofallofit · 59 replies
    Running Away From My Church Blog ^ | 1/13/2018 | Robert Messner
    One of my favorite places to sit and work is Panera Bread. No, this is not a plug for Panera Bread! It’s just that I enjoy the atmosphere – something about it helps me to complete my tasks more efficiently. I can sit in a booth for hours and lose myself in my work despite the noise around me. But once in awhile I will tune into that noise and pick up on some interesting conversations. Especially about church. Sometimes there will be a pastor sitting nearby talking about church matters with a staff member. More often than not, however,...
  • Historical church vandalized in Boyd County (Kentucky)

    01/05/2018 11:01:57 AM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | Jan 5, 2018 | WOWK
    BOYD COUNTY, KY (WOWK) - Community members are in shock after a church was vandalized in Boyd County, KY. The vandalism occurred at the Rush Community Church, a historical building over 100 years old. ***PICTURES ON LINK****
  • Russia’s Orthodox Church has opened 30,000 places of worship in last 30 years

    01/02/2018 2:16:20 PM PST · by NRx · 6 replies
    Aleteia ^ | 01-02-2018 | Zelda Caldwell
    Russia’s Orthodox Church has opened 30,000 churches over the last 30 years, although it is expected to take until 2050 to return to what it was before the 1917 revolution, reported The Tablet. “Houses of worship aren’t built as architectural or artistic monuments – they’re there for the people,” Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev, the Moscow Patriarchate’s external relations director told Rossiya-24 TV. “And we don’t build churches to obtain impressive statistics, but because people want them. It shouldn’t be forgotten that the construction or renovation of most churches is financed by the faithful – both small people and big entrepreneurs.” Metropolitan...
  • Nine people are killed at a Coptic Christian church in Cairo before police shoot dead gunman...

    12/29/2017 6:14:38 AM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Dec. 29, 2017 | Julian Robinson for MailOnline and Afp
    FULL TITLE: Nine people are killed at a Coptic Christian church in Cairo before police shoot dead gunman and capture a second attacker Gunmen have killed at least nine people after opening fire at the entrance of a Coptic Christian church in Egypt this morning. Two attackers went on the rampage outside Mar Mina church south of the capital Cairo before one of them was shot dead as he tried to storm the building. The church was being guarded by police in the run-up to Orthodox Christmas celebrations next week. A picture of the gunman's corpse showed a bearded man...
  • Egypt attack: Gunman attacks church in southern Cairo

    12/29/2017 3:14:37 AM PST · by Lonely Bull · 4 replies
    BBC News ^ | 29 December 2017
    At least one gunman has attacked a church in the Helwan district of southern Cairo, say reports. At least two police officers were killed in the attack, say local reports, before the gunman was himself killed by police. Another gunman may have escaped.
  • Hungarian government helps reconstructing 5,500 churches in the region

    12/27/2017 4:31:45 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 3 replies
    The Hungarian government contributed to the reconstruction of 5,500 churches and community buildings in the Carpathian Basin, Miklos Soltesz, Minister of State for Church, Nationality and Civil Society Relations told Kossuth Radio on Tuesday. In the recent years, the government forged an alliance with the churches too, during the last seven and half years great changes have happened in public service and charitable work, he said. The Christian democrat politician highlighted that the change has been felt across the border too, 5,500 churches and community buildings have been reconstructed in the Carpathian Basin with the Hungarian government’s help. Soltesz stressed...
  • At 'Pot Churches,' Marijuana Is the Sacrament

    12/22/2017 7:02:07 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    12/22 | Barbara Feder Ostrov
    At 'pot churches,' marijuana is the sacrament
  • Open Carry at The Vertical Church with AR15 and Radio

    12/14/2017 4:25:40 AM PST · by marktwain · 29 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 December, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Open carry at The Vertical Church in Yuma is common. It is not so common to see a rifleman outside of the front entrance. The Church takes security seriously. There is a dedicated security team that has several members at each service. Some members carry openly, some carry discreetly. There is nearly always double coverage as most security team members serve at one service and attend worship at another. Team members switch between open carry and discreet carry as is convenient. Members of the security team have a high percentage of active, former, and retired military and police. The...
  • Conquer Yourself First

    12/06/2017 4:03:13 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/06/17 | Jimmy Reed
    Conquer yourself first — then the unkindness of others won’t conquer you Many lessons my boyhood best friend and mentor Jaybird taught me seemed foolish at the time, but along with me they matured, and now serve as guideposts in my life. One of those lessons was about kindness. Jaybird believed that no act of kindness, however small, is wasted. Even so, the old black man sometimes displayed a less-than-kindly nature when the actions of others angered him, but if I was close by he did his best to respond in a civil manner.
  • Massachusetts church adds list of mass shootings to nativity scene

    12/05/2017 6:24:42 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 5, 2017
    A church in Massachusetts hopes to inspire its parishioners to take action by placing a list of recent mass shootings inside its nativity scene, Boston 25 News reported. St. Susanna’s Parish in the town of Dedham posted a list of cities where the shooting occurred and the death tolls directly behind the infant Jesus, Mary and Joseph, the report said.
  • Black Churches Vandalized by Black Guy

    11/28/2017 7:31:07 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | Nov. 28, 2017 | Moonbattery
    A wild spree of unrestrained hate targeted five black churches in New Jersey: ***tweet on link*** Care to guess the race of the culprit? Sure enough: A Morristown man was arrested Sunday in connection with the vandalism of five New Jersey churches over the weekend, authorities said. Zuri C. Towns, 45, confessed to breaking signs and windows at the predominantly African-American churches, according to the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office. To the surprise only of moonbats, Towns is a person of politically preferred pigmentation. Security footage obtained by The Post shows the suspect, clad in a hoodie and jacket, walking briskly...
  • While Media Focuses On Hollywood & Political Sex Abuse - Police & Religious Sex Abuse Remain Silent

    11/28/2017 6:59:41 AM PST · by ReformedMedia · 6 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 11-28-2017 | Tim Brown
    As the mainstream media continues to report on allegations against Hollywood and political stars, some of which comes decades after the allegations with absolutely no evidence, largely silent in the reporting is the sexual misconduct taking place among police officers and members of the church and cult groups. The latest social media blitz is coming in the form of the hashtag #ChurchToo. Rachel Blevins reported on the social media eruption with several tweets. Twitter user Elizabeth Halford noted, after the hashtag “MeToo” went viral, several of the nearly 2 million users from around 85 countries who shared their stories, were...
  • It's time for more parishioners to lock and load when they go to church

    11/27/2017 1:32:14 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 13, 2017 | John Lott
    There are simply too many targets for police to be able to guard everyone. And even when they are in the right place at the right time, an officer’s uniform is like a neon sign saying, “Shoot me first.” It’s also not realistic to keep terrorists and criminals from getting weapons. The war on guns has been as much of a failure as the war on drugs. Terrorists can also resort to homemade bombs, and have lately made a habit of using vehicles as weapons. What happens when background checks on gun purchases inevitably fail to stop these killers from...
  • Fmr Archbishop of Canterbury could face probe whether he broke law by covering up pedo bishop [tr]

    11/26/2017 4:11:07 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 3 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | Saturday, November 25, 2017 | Jonathan Petre
    Complete title: Former Archbishop of Canterbury could face police probe into whether he broke the law by covering up for a paedophile bishop o Police are considering a formal inquiry into Church of England's former leader o Lord Carey, 82, could face being interviewed under caution in investigation o Rev Peter Ball indecently assaulted 18 boys and young men from 1977 to 1992 o Former leaders could face criminal charges for not passing on abuse complaints The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey, could face a police investigation into whether he broke the law by covering up for a paedophile...
  • Church Cracking Down, Aiming to Use ‘More Inclusive’ Language When Referring to God

    11/26/2017 9:32:08 AM PST · by NYAmerican · 24 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | 11/25/17 | Jack Davis
    "The Church of Sweden acted Thursday to urge its clergy to stop using solely masculine references to God by adopting a new handbook governing all forms of worship. The handbook makes significant changes to how priests are encouraged to talk about God. “We talk about Jesus Christ, but in a few places we have changed it to say ‘God’ instead of ‘he,'” Church of Sweden spokesperson Sofija Pedersen Videke told The U.K. Telegraph. “We have some prayer options that are more gender-neutral than others.” “A wide majority of people decided on the book,” she claimed. The handbook’s stated goal, according...
  • Church of Sweden Sets New Gender Neutral Rules: God Will No Longer Be Called “He” or “Lord”

    11/25/2017 7:08:56 AM PST · by davikkm · 28 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    Yeah, I know what you’re thinking: yet another article about Sweden reaching unimaginable cuckness levels. But it’s their fault, as every news that comes from Sweden nowadays is increasingly more shocking than the previous; it’s like they’re trying to do their best in raising the bar of insanity to absurd heights. This time, Sweden’s Lutheran church decided to go full retard, as in gender neutral; from now on,  they’ll not call God ‘he’ anymore. Yes, I know, it sounds completely insane, and it is. But that’s what multiculturalism and social justice can do to a former nice country. And it’s...
  • Anonymous donor offers to pay for new church building in Sutherland Springs following massacre

    11/10/2017 10:59:49 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 8 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/10/2017 | Jana. J. Pruet
    The pastor of the tiny Texas church where a madman massacred 26 people and wounded 24 last Sunday wants the building torn down.“The pastor expressed his desire that perhaps the best way forward is to have the church demolished and replaced with a prayer garden,” Southern Baptist Convention spokesman Roger “Sing” Oldham, told USA Today.The Southern Baptist Convention’s president and CEO of the executive committee, Frank Page, and SBC President Steve Gaines confirmed the church will be razed, Religion News Service reported. The decision came after meeting with the Sutherland Springs pastor Frank Pomeroy, whose 14-year-old daughter, Annabelle, was killed during the...
  • Time for God’s Men to Pack Heat to Church

    11/09/2017 4:24:19 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 34 replies
    raptureforums ^ | Bryan Fischer
    Devin Kelley, an atheist and Air Force reject, a man who had been court-martialed and dishonorably discharged for assaulting his wife and child, entered the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Sunday in full combat gear and cut down 26 Christians in cold blood and put another 20 in the hospital. Victims include eight members of one family and the pastor’s own 14-year-old daughter. The fill-in pastor was shot in the back as he made his way up to the pulpit. Said Wilson County Sheriff Joe D. Tackitt, Jr, “He (Kelley) just walked down the center aisle, turned...
  • Pastor: Texas church that was attacked will be demolished

    11/09/2017 4:15:31 PM PST · by bgill · 40 replies
    austin cbs ^ | Nov. 9, 2017 | JIM VERTUNO
    The Texas church where more than two dozen people were killed by a gunman during Sunday services will be demolished, the pastor said. Pastor Frank Pomeroy told leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention earlier this week that it would be too painful to continue using First Baptist Church as a place of worship. A national Southern Baptist spokesman said Pomeroy discussed the plan with the denomination's top executives, who traveled to the rural community in a show of support.