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  • Pope Francis to visit Pentecostal church in Italy

    07/11/2014 5:57:34 AM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | July 11, 2014 | CINDY WOODEN
    The Pope's visit to the church is likely to be 'extremely quick' (CNS) Pope Francis will pay a brief “private visit” to the Italian church of a Pentecostal pastor he knew from Argentina, a Vatican spokesman has said.The visit to the Evangelical Church of Reconciliation in Caserta, about 130 miles south of Rome, “is under study and likely would take place July 26″, said Fr Federico Lombardi.Fr Lombardi said the Pope knew the church’s pastor, Giovanni Traettino, from Buenos Aires, where the Pentecostal pastor participated in ecumenical events with Catholics, especially Catholics belonging to the charismatic renewal movement. The then-Cardinal...
  • Pope Francis jokes 'woman was from a rib'

    In his first interview with a female journalist since his election to the spiritual leadership of the world's 1.2 billion baptised Catholics, Pope Francis dodged a string of questions about whether he intended raising the status of women in his church and made a joke about women being "taken from a rib". The pope said women were "the most beautiful thing God has made". And he added: "Theology cannot be done without this feminine touch." He agreed not enough was said about women and promised that steps were being taken to remedy the situation. But when his interviewer, the Vatican...
  • Couple Charged With Locking Son in Room for Two Years

    06/28/2014 4:11:08 PM PDT · by SouthernClaire · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | 28 June 2014 | Elisha Fieldstadt
    ... State child services workers got a tip June 17 and found the boy in a dark room with only a mattress, a box spring and a plastic jar apparently used as a toilet, Gwinnett County police said in a statement. The boy had been in the room, without toys or books and without going to school for most of two years, and a lock was put on the outside of the door in January 2013, police said. Investigators found no signs of malnourishment or abuse to the 13-year-old or his nine siblings, who were not confined, according to police....
  • Bill Gothard acted in an inappropriate manner but no criminal activity was discovered

    06/21/2014 11:49:53 AM PDT · by fishtank · 28 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 6-20-14 | Francine Knowles
    Bill Gothard acted in an inappropriate manner but no criminal activity was discovered According to a statement by the board of directors of the Institute in Basic Life Principles posted on its website Written by Francine Knowles | Friday, June 20, 2014 1 The board said based on a review conducted by outside legal counsel, it unanimously agreed that at this time Gothard is not permitted to serve in any counseling, leadership or board role within the IBLP ministry. That leaves open the question of whether the 79-year-old Gothard may be allowed to return one day as he did after...
  • Poll: Romney the frontrunner in 2016?

    06/19/2014 3:36:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 423 replies
    CNN's Political Ticker ^ | June 19, 2014 | Paul Steinhauser, political editor
    He's said over and over that he won't run for the White House a third time, but a new poll indicates that if Mitt Romney changed his mind and made another bid for president, he'd be the frontrunner among Republicans in the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire. According to the Suffolk University/Boston Herald survey, which was released Thursday, 24% of Granite State Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP say that Romney would be their first choice for their party's presidential nomination. Among the potential 2016 GOP contenders, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was a distant second, at...
  • Live Thread--Hillary on Bret Baier with Greta Too...06/17/14 6PM Eastern (NOW)

    06/17/2014 3:10:29 PM PDT · by GRRRRR · 105 replies
    Advertised as a LIVE interview of former Arkansas lawyer, liar. FLOTUS, PIAPS and Cankles. Former Secy of State under the Obama Bus and now, failed author, er ghost writer helper... Let's hope they get a couple of honest answers...right? Maybe??
  • It Looks Like Chelsea Clinton Made $26,724 For Each Minute She Appeared On NBC

    06/14/2014 2:57:58 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 6/13/14 | Hunter Walker
    On Friday morning, Politico published on the previously unknown and "closely held" details of former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton's contract with NBC News. According to the story, Clinton was given an annual salary of $600,000 when she joined NBC News as a "special correspondent" in November 2011. Based on these figures, Clinton has earned about $26,724 for each minute she subsequently appeared on air.
  • 'The Shack' mania heads to big screen (Oprah to play the part of God!)

    05/31/2014 5:27:24 PM PDT · by equalator · 18 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 5-31-2014 | Bob Unruh
    Its going to be interesting to see how people react to the movie especially considering the fact that Winfrey is most likely playing the role of God. The Shack goes to the heart of universal reconciliation, Christian universalism. It created shock waves among many Christians not only for its theology but also for its portrayal of the Trinity as an elderly black woman, an Asian woman and a carpenter. Universalism is the belief that a God of love and goodness never would allow people to be separated from him forever, which means everyone ends up in heaven.
  • Can Roman Catholics be saved? (Open)

    05/28/2014 5:50:04 AM PDT · by WVKayaker · 467 replies
    Can Roman Catholics be saved? Yes they can but not if they adhere to Roman Catholic theology. Like anyone else, salvation is found only through faith in Christ alone. ...
  • Actor and former Redskins player Terry Crews: "The NFL is a cult"

    05/22/2014 8:00:05 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 90 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 22, 2014 | Cindy Boren
    Actor Terry Crews used a very loaded word to describe his former employer, the NFL. There is this thing where the team kind of looks at [itself] as your father, Crews said in an interview with Sports Illustated Now. And its kind of weird, because its like Youd do this for the team, right?
  • Awkward: White House Press gets sent to its room while Obama fundraises [Pic]

    05/19/2014 5:13:35 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 5/19/14
    ...Obama didnt want any press around while he was hitting up the one-percenters for big bucks, so he sent them to their room. No word on whether they got supper beforehand.
  • Obama Grapples With Growing Dissent From Democrats on Capitol Hill

    05/18/2014 1:19:56 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Carol E Lee
    ...Obama is encountering an increasingly resistant Democratic caucus on Capitol Hill, as lawmakers in his party break with him on a series of issues in the run-up to the November elections. On issues such as judicial nominees, the Keystone XL pipeline, taxes and trade, the fraying party unity is a sign that individual Democrats have reached a point where their own re-election needs take precedence over Mr. Obama's goals. It is a common election-year posture for lawmakers from the same party as the sitting president, especially one whose popularity has waned, as Mr. Obama's has. But Democrats' recent moves to...
  • KARL ROVE: Jeb Bush Is The Biggest Thinker on Our Side (Video)

    04/27/2014 2:19:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 27, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Oh, good grief! Karl Rove believes Jeb Bush is the biggest thinker in the Republican party today. Rove was asked today if Jeb Bush was going to run for president. If I were betting Id say yes. But, heres the thing. Hes a very deliberate thoughtful guy. Hes the biggest thinker on our side. Im glad hes thinking about doing it. Via FOX News Sunday: (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Here are a few examples of Jeb Bushs big thinking ideas: ** Illegal immigrants come to US in an act of love ** Illegal immigrants are risk takers ** Ted Cruz needs to have...
  • 'PARKS AND RECREATION' GUSHES OVER MICHELLE OBAMA

    04/25/2014 2:43:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 4/25/14
    Thursday on NBC's sitcom "Parks and Recreation's" season finale, Michelle Obama appeared as herself in a scene where Amy Poehler's character Leslie Knope, a unusually dedicated government bureaucrat, is stunned into a stupor of excitement when she has a chance encounter with one of her heroes, the first lady of the United States, while interviewing for a new government job with the National Park Service...
  • Obamas and friends dine, catch Denzel Washington on Broadway in NYC night out

    04/12/2014 5:27:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    newser.com ^ | 4/11/14 | JIM KUHNHENN
    ...Obama and first lady Michelle Obama attended the Broadway revival of "A Raisin in the Sun," a play about an African-American family in 1950s Chicago. The play, which stars Denzel Washington, capped a rare evening out in New York for the first couple. They were in the city for activist Al Sharpton's National Action Network conference, which the president addressed earlier Friday. The presidential motorcade froze traffic out of Times Square....
  • The game is up for climate change believers

    04/08/2014 1:17:58 PM PDT · by neverdem · 50 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 06 Apr 2014 | Charles Moore
    Most of us pay some attention to the weather forecast. If it says it will rain in your area tomorrow, it probably will. But if it says the same for a month, let alone a year, later, it is much less likely to be right. There are too many imponderables. The theory of global warming is a gigantic weather forecast for a century or more. However interesting the scientific inquiries involved, therefore, it can have almost no value as a prediction. Yet it is as a prediction that global warming (or, as we are now ordered to call it in...
  • Jimmy Kimmel Poses With the Clintons, Puts a Political Twist on Ellen DeGeneres' Epic Selfie

    03/24/2014 4:21:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 3/24/14 | Brandi Fowler
    Jimmy Kimmel tweeted a photo with the Clinton family, similar to the epic selfie Ellen Degeneres tweeted during the Oscars.... The funnyman was on hand to interview the former first family during a closing session at the Clinton Global Initiative University at Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz.
  • Dog Cult Prays For Pit Bull That Mauled A Child

    03/23/2014 7:50:49 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 43 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | March 23, 2014 | JP
    Save Mickey. So pleads the Facebook page lamenting that the pit bull faces the death penalty just because he mauled four-year-old Kevin Vicente. The Phoenix, Arizona boy was hospitalized with a broken eye socket, check bone and lower jaw bone. He still cant open his eye, said Dr. Salvatore Lettieri, chief of cosmetic surgery at Maricopa Medical Center. Well need to fix the tear duct drainage system, said the surgeon. That is, if he makes tears. Meanwhile, there are no tears shed for poor young Kevin on Mickeys Facebook page, which announces that 50,000 people have signed a petition (on...
  • Hows That Reset Going, Hillary?

    03/08/2014 10:31:28 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    GOP.com ^ | 3/6/14
    Five Years Ago Today, Hillary Clinton And The Obama Administration Pledged To “Press The Reset Button” With Russia – How’s That Going? FLASHBACK: FIVE YEARS AGO TODAY, HILLARY CLINTON SPEARHEADED THE “RESET” WITH RUSSIA Five Years Ago Today, Then-Secretary Hillary Clinton Presented Her Russian Counterpart With A “Reset” Button Illustrating The Administration’s Desire To “Press The Reset Button” With Russia. “Russian media has been poking fun at US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after she gave her Russian counterpart a ‘reset’ button with an ironic misspelling. Clinton’s gift to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at their meeting in Geneva on...
  • Jeffrey Katzenberg's Secret Call to Hillary Clinton: Hollywood's 2016 Support Assured

    03/08/2014 10:21:09 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 10/30/13 | Tina Daunt, Kim Masters
    Norman Lear, Irving Azoff and more industry supporters tell THR they're lining up behind the former secretary of state and first lady. Says Katzenberg, "Four years of seasoning has made her the best-qualified candidate." ...Several months ago, Jeffrey Katzenberg reached out to Hillary Clinton to assure her that if she runs for president in 2016, he will support her. Katzenberg is one of Hollywood's premier political kingmakers and one of the Democratic Party's top national fundraisers, so the call had to be a welcome one. For Clinton, who failed to secure his support for her unsuccessful run at the Democratic...
  • Crist hires former Obama hand Omar Khan to manage campaign for governor

    03/05/2014 4:53:56 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/31/14 | Sean Sullivan
    Democrat Charlie Crist has hired Omar Khan to manage his campaign for governor of Florida, his campaign said Friday. Khan will join Crist's team sometime next month. Khan is a veteran of President Obama's campaign teams...
  • Kenyan Church Pastor Bans Female Parishioners From Wearing Underwear

    03/04/2014 4:58:29 AM PST · by Gamecock · 68 replies
    CBSDC ^ | March 3, 2014 | March 3, 2014
    NAIROBI, Kenya (CBSDC/AP) - A local pastor has ordered all women who attend service at Lords Propeller Redemption Church to refrain from wearing undergarments while attending so that they can more easily receive the spirit of Jesus Christ. The Kenyan Daily Post is reporting that a pastor identified only as Reverend Njohi claimed bras and underwear are not godly. Additionally, the paper says Njohi wants women who attend service at the church to be free, and that there would be consequences for those who do not comply. According to the UK Metro, most women did, in fact, show up at...
  • Magic Johnson on Obama Speech: "A Lot Of Amens...Like We Were In Church"

    03/01/2014 3:36:06 PM PST · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 27, 2014 | Greg Hengler
    Published on Feb 27, 2014 http://townhall.com/tipsheet/
  • Try Not to Chuckle While Watching the New Obama-Biden Workout Video

    02/28/2014 6:53:08 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Blaze ^ | 2/28/14 | Liz Klimas
    ...Watch as Barack Obama and Joe Biden take a jog around the White House in neckties and rolled-up sleeves to show how they move as part of the first ladys Lets Move campaign....
  • Hillary Clinton to Speak at University of Miami

    02/25/2014 5:52:06 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 2/24/14
    ...The former secretary of state and New York senator will address students, faculty and guests at the University of Miami Wednesday. While the school did not specify what Clinton will talk about, she has spoken about her time as the nation's top diplomat in recent appearances. Clinton has been traveling the country giving speeches at various trade industry events while considering another presidential campaign. The former first lady expects to make a decision whether to run later this year. She is also working on a memoir of her time as secretary of state.
  • In South Carolina, Clinton forces try to tap Obama magic

    02/24/2014 8:13:38 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/24/14 | Peter Hamby
    ...."Is Hillary ready for Hillary? That's the question," said former South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Dick Harpootlian, who said he plans to support Biden if he runs. "Is it a political organization or a fan club for a boy band? I just don't understand the idea that somehow you've got to encourage her to run. Either people want to run and have a coherent message about why they should be president, or not. She has been around the block. She knows that if she wants to run, she can get in and get the money." "I think it's a cult,...
  • Random Thought - How to tell if it is a Religion or a Cult ~ Vanity

    02/13/2014 7:14:06 PM PST · by GraceG · 140 replies
    02/13/2014 | GraceG
    So I was involved in a philosophical discussion with a friend and the subject came up where they wondered what is the difference between a Religion and a Cult. Thinking about it I came up with a easy way to tell the difference between the two. Here it is: A Religion that doesn't let a member of it become an apostate of that Religion without any sort of harassment, injury or death is by definition not a Religion but is indeed a Cult. Also if the Religion in question forces or coerces a member of the family to distance them...
  • How to Avoid a Cult of Personality

    02/01/2014 5:44:47 PM PST · by Gamecock · 12 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | Jan 28, 2014 | Zach Nielsen
    For it has been reported to me by Chloe's people that there is quarreling among you, my brothers. What I mean is that each one of you says, "I follow Paul," or "I follow Apollos," or "I follow Cephas," or "I follow Christ." Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul? (1 Cor. 1.11-13) Just because you're a strong and effective leader doesn't mean you've built a cult of personality. That should be all of us. But the Oxford Dictionary helps us know what we are trying to avoid. It defines...
  • South Floridians Attending President Obama's State of the Union Address [Bias that REEKS!]

    01/28/2014 2:07:11 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | January 28, 2014 | Gilma Avalos
    A few lucky South Floridians are getting a rare opportunity to attend President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address in person Tuesday night... Martin and Melinda West will be attending as guests of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz...Some might be surprised to know that Martin is a moderate Republican. ...Decorated Vietnam veteran Jeff Colaiacovo will also be attending as Congresswoman Lois Frankel's guest. He reached out to her office when he wasn't getting the VA benefits he was promised. His issue was resolved with Frankel's help, but he says it's a problem a countless number of men and women who...
  • Hillary Clinton... Icon and Example to All Women Everywhere, Hasn't Driven a Car in Nearly 20 Years?

    01/28/2014 6:15:06 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1/27/14 | Bryan Preston
    Media still bring up the fake George Bush/grocery store scanner story to illustrate that Republicans are out of touch with the public and our everyday lives and concerns. Theyll bury this nugget as deeply as they possibly can. MSNBC, which created a smear of Mitt Romney when he visited a WaWa store, and which Politico among others repeated, will ignore this until the very end of time.
  • CNN apologizes profusely after airing video of Hillary Clinton laughing

    01/27/2014 3:08:51 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/27/14 | Charlie Spiering
    A CNN anchor quickly apologized for airing a video clip of Hillary Clinton expressing regret for the Benghazi terrorist attacks spliced together with video of the former secretary of State laughing while she was asked about her plans in 2016. After playing the clip, CNN anchor Ashleigh Banfield apologized to viewers, realizing that it looked like Clinton was laughing about the terrorist attack.
  • Michelle Obama Photobombs Miami Heat

    01/21/2014 7:03:28 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    ABC ^ | 1/21/14
    ...Michelle Obama teamed up with basketball star Lebron James and his teammates from the Miami Heat for a new ad to promote healthy eating as part of the first ladys Lets Move campaign. The ad, which premiered on Good Morning America on Tuesday, features Miami Heat players Dwayne Wade and Ray Allen and Head Coach Erick Spoelstra talking about the importance of eating healthy. But the first lady, James and Chris Bosh make cameos of their own photobombing Wade and Allen as by eating apples, drinking water, and even dunking a small basketball behind them as they speak. The...
  • Beyonce performed at Michelle Obama's star-studded 50th birthday party [Income Inequality]

    01/20/2014 5:02:57 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    dnaindia.com ^ | 1/20/14
    Michelle Obama celebrated her 50th birthday with a celebrity-filled party having about 500 guests. Ledisi opened the night and then handed the microphone to Beyonce, who performed with a full band for about 30 minutes, Us magazine reported. John Legend personally sang Happy Birthday to the First Lady and Barack Obama acted as the evening emcee, giving a toast once the birthday cake was brought out. Other celebrities in attendance included Paul McCartney and his wife Nancy Shevell, Samuel L. Jackson, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Mary J. Blige, Ashley Judd, Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson, Gayle King, Smokey Robinson, Gladys Knight,...
  • Do You Know David Pack? My Life and MinistryRumors and Lies vs. Facts and Truth [Cult Wars]

    ...Many today use innuendo, outright lies and other forms of deception to confuse and divide in order to control followers... The end result?...About 80% of the Church succumbed to lies and deceit, and either followed Joe Tkach or went home in confusion...-most...became lost to history, spiritually dying where they sat. The remaining 20% fell into following various bickering, disagreeing splinter leaders teaching selectedpreferred!parts of the truth... Fast forward to 1993-1998, to sample one splinter. An evangelist (Roderick Meredith) arose and came to power in the Global Church of God. This second new leader also promised...he would uphold the truth as...
  • You May Be Shocked at Gods answerShould You Trust Gods Ministers? [Cultist]

    ...Never before...have so many people become so deceived in such a comparatively short time of less than a decade. How could this unprecedented end-time deception have happened with such lightning rapidity? The success of this...apostasy was due, at least in part, to mass defections in the ministry, but...also partly due to the power of modern means of communicating and disseminating information. At the time of Mr. Herbert W. Armstrongs death in January 1986, about 130,000 members of the Worldwide Church of God regularly observed Gods weekly and annual Sabbaths, as well as other important laws and commandments of God. During...
  • Escape From The Iron-Fisted Worldwide Church of God Cult into The Power and Freedom of Jesus Christ!

    01/03/2014 7:51:36 PM PST · by Colofornian · 15 replies
    JoyfullyGrowingInGrace ^ | April 15, 2013 | Mark Smith
    It is with a grateful heart that Ive received yet another testimony. This one like so many others, came via an email, and is a great blessing to me and to others who contend for the Gospel in the arena with those who pursue Torah. Many thanks to Mark Smith for the following. Marks story is about coming out of the Worldwide Church of God, from which the Hebrew Roots Movement draws much of its doctrine.This testimony will also appear on the Testimonies Page here at JGIG.If you have a testimony youd like to share about coming out of the...
  • The Ravenous Wolves of FreeRepublic

    01/02/2014 10:13:07 AM PST · by DouglasKC · 542 replies
    Today | Douglaskc
    The Ravenous Wolves of FreeRepublicHow do we deal with the insults and pain of those whom Christ called "ravenous wolves"? Many aren't aware of it but the phrase "A wolf in sheeps clothing" has biblical origins. Mat 7:15 "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. The word translated "false prophet" here is not referring to a Godly person who has a prophecy that fails. Instead it's referring to a person who pretends to be a Christian but in reality is not. They are compared to "ravenous wolves" among the flock....
  • Mormon Church Renounces Belief That Dark Skin Is Sign Of God's Disfavor

    01/02/2014 9:42:29 AM PST · by Anton.Rutter · 137 replies
    OpposingViews.com ^ | Dec. 14, 2013 | Kathryn Schroeder
    The Mormon Church has officially renounced the belief that dark skin is a sign of disfavor, or curse. On the official website for The Mormon Church, www.lds.org, a statement has been posted titled "Race and the Priesthood," where blame for the belief that dark skinned people were inferior to whites is placed on the establishment of the church coming in 1830, a time of great racism in the United States. The Church points out how previous leaders, most notably President Brigham Young, restricted Blacks from priesthood in the Church, receiving the temple endowment, or allowing them to be married in...
  • Charlie Rangel: The Tea Party Cult is Suffering from an Illness

    01/01/2014 8:43:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 31, 2013 | Michael Schaus
    Representative Charlie Rangel (D-NY) recently expressed his puzzlement over the conservative wing of the Republican Party. In between incoherent ramblings and fragmented sentences, the congressman explained that the tea party is a cult group that suffers from an apparent illness. Politics is (sic) changing for me at this late age, to have to deal with a cult-type of group of people, said the man who recently allocated millions of taxpayer dollars to a New York library named in his honor. (Maybe hes speaking out of jealousy?) When a handful of people [I assume he is referring to the tea party...
  • Mormons VS Epic Black Guy

    12/31/2013 8:04:02 AM PST · by Anton.Rutter · 80 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 30, 2010 | papaseanx5
    Mormon missionaries on bicycles decide to proselytize the WRONG man...
  • How I Escaped the Mormon Temple [Ex-BYU prof tells how her family was rescued from legalistic cult]

    12/27/2013 8:33:08 PM PST · by Colofornian · 569 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | Nov. 22, 2013 | Lynn Wilder
    ...For eight years, I had been a professor at Brigham Young University... I looked down on Christians...They had part of the gospel, but I had the fullness of it. I kept the laws and ordinances of Mormonism. Three weeks before the end of his two-year mission, Micah called to tell us he was being sent home earlya horrific disgrace in Mormon culture. He had been reading the New Testament. There he encountered a different Jesus than the one I was taught about in Mormonisma God of grace, not of works, so that no one can boast... To a roomful of...
  • The Cult (NOT the band)

    12/27/2013 12:28:20 PM PST · by mononymous · 11 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 12/27/2013 | Mononymous1
    One thing liberals do extremely well is project their own inadequacies, emotions and so on, to others. John Podesta, couldnt wait to announce, in his own way, the fact that he was once again wielding executive power over Americans by comparing House Republicans to the Jim Jones cult. First, the ideology behind what Jim Jones had setup in Guyana is much more in line with what the imbecile Podesta obviously believes. If there is a political cult in this country, it is mainly comprised of the followers of the Democrat party; its elected officials in Congress, the fainters, the weepers,...
  • Michelle Obama chats with kids across North America on Christmas Eve [Media Worship]

    12/25/2013 4:22:11 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    UPI ^ | 12/24/13
    Obama spent part of her Christmas Eve chatting on the phone with children as part of the U.S. military's Santa Claus tracking program. Obama talked for about a half-hour Tuesday morning with nine children, ages 3-9, in communities across North America, from Kansas City to Canada's Ontario province, the White House said. It was the fourth year the first lady has participated in the North American Aerospace Defense Command's NORAD Tracks Santa program.
  • Obama White House Calls GOP a "Cult Worthy of Jonestown"

    12/18/2013 8:41:35 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 40 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Dec 18, 2013 | Conn Carroll
    Today, Politico confirmed that governing-by-executive-fiat is exactly what Podesta has in mind. The only shocking part of the story is Podesta's justification for shredding the Constitution: In effect, I was told, it represents the clearest sign to date of the administrations interest in shifting the paradigm of Obamas presidency through the forceful, unapologetic and occasionally provocative application of White House power. Podesta, whose official mandate includes enforcement of numerous executive orders on emissions and the environment, suggested as much when he spoke with me earlier this fall about Obamas team. They need to focus on executive action given that they...
  • New WH Advisor Podesta: GOP 'A Cult Worthy of Jonestown'

    12/18/2013 7:51:13 AM PST · by Nachum · 60 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 12/17/13 | Truth Revolt
    New Obama White House advisor John Podesta told Politico that Republicans are akin to the mass suicide cult in Jonestown, and that President Obama therefore needed more power. They need to focus on executive action given that they are facing a second term against a cult worthy of Jonestown in charge of one of the houses of Congress, Podesta said. Jonestown was a community formed in Guyana by cult leader Jim Jones. 909 Temple members died in Jonestown, all but two poisoning themselves. Rory Cooper, communications director for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, ripped Podestas comments, pointing out that innocent...
  • Scientology: church, cult or corporation?

    12/13/2013 12:02:05 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | December 12, 2013 | Tom Rowley
    ...The five justices 84-point judgment was strewn with references to 19th-century parliamentary debates and semantic disputes, but their verdict on Wednesday afternoon was clear. The couple would now be free to marry in a Scientology chapel in London, surrounded by their families and the churchs volunteers...[SNIP] There are significant practical benefits, according to Linda Woodhead, a professor of religion at Lancaster University. There are a lot of political and economic advantages in being categorised as a religion, she says. Equality legislation gives protection on the grounds of religion. And if you want to set up a free school, your application...
  • ESPN's SportsCenter goes wall to wall with Mandela coverage...Huh?!

    12/05/2013 6:15:43 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    ESPN
    So I am sitting a local sports pub/bar, you know the ones with all sorts of games and sports shows on big screens everywhere.... all of a sudden, I look up and see Barack Hussein Obama speaking LIVE from D.C. "What is going on?!" I asked my companion.... Sure enough, it is an extended statement from the worst occupant of the Oval Office in 100+ years, and it goes on and on and on....then the Sports Center talking heads continue to ramble about the death of Nelson Mandela. On a sports network. About sports news.
  • The Iran Deal Puts Pro-Israel Democrats in a Bind

    11/25/2013 4:08:23 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    National Journal ^ | 11/25/13 | Josh Kraushaar
    These Dems have to balance their loyalty to the presidentand his desire to halt the Islamic Republic's nuclear programwith their discomfort over a deal. It's been a tough year for Israel's most loyal supporters in the U.S. It began with a messy confirmation process for Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, a nominee whom pro-Israeli groups viewed with concern. Over the summer, President Obama leaned on those groups, most notably the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, to lobby for his proposal authorizing military intervention in Syria, only to abandon the push at the last minute. And, most recently, pro-Israel organizations have been...
  • 35 Years Later, Jim Jones Cult Leaves Lessons for Believers

    11/16/2013 10:29:11 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 69 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 11-15-13 | A. James Rudin
    Its been 35 years since 918 people, including 257 children, died on Nov. 18, 1978, at the Peoples Temple massacre in Jonestown. The mass murder inside the South American jungle commune in Guyana was engineered by Jim Jones, a murderous cult leader, and was the only time in American history a member of Congress, Leo Ryan, D-Calif., was killed in the line of official duty. Most of the victims were forced to commit suicide by drinking a fatal cocktail of poisoned punch spiked with a Valium tranquilizer. In the days that followed the slaughter of the innocents, Jonestown became a...
  • Would like to hear a anecdotal experiences of "walk to Emmaus"

    11/13/2013 12:37:02 PM PST · by Mamzelle · 28 replies
    11/13/13 | Mamzelle
    Someone I care about has been behaving oddly since returning from a "walk to emmaus" retreat. Won't communicate. I thought this was just a nice Methodist spiritual time and I'd appreciate advice.