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  • Mormonism as a 'Theological Cult' Is Not News, Says Baptist Minister

    10/12/2011 6:51:43 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 53 replies
    Christian Post ^ | Oct. 10, 2011 | Allison Summers
    Dr. Robert Jeffress, senior pastor of the First Baptist Church in Dallas, said Monday in an interview with Fox News' Bill Hemmer that "no one goes to heaven in a group," when asked about the eternal state of Mormons. When prompted by Hemmer to discuss whether or not he believes Mormons will go to heaven, Jeffress replied, "We all go to heaven or hell individually based on what we do with Jesus Christ. I don't think all Baptists are going to be in heaven, I don't believe all Catholics are going to be in heaven, I don't believe all Mormons...
  • Bachmann, Cain won't say Romney is a Christian

    10/09/2011 11:10:24 AM PDT · by Clairity · 227 replies
    Dalls News ^ | Oct 9, 2011 | Wayne Slater
    Herman Cain and Michele Bachmann dodged questions Sunday whether Romney is a Christian. The issue arose during the just-completed Values Voters Summit in Washington, exposing tensions among evangelicals over Romney's religious faith, as we reported today. Dallas Baptist pastor Robert Jeffress kicked things off by endorsing Rick Perry and declaring that Mormonism is a cult and Romney is not a Christian. Speakers went back and forth on the issue -- and Romney himself weighed in, denouncing "poisonous speech" that doesn't help the nominating process. Asked about Jeffress' comments, Perry said he doesn't believe Mormonism is a cult.
  • The Media's Mormon Fixation

    10/11/2011 4:43:53 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 63 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Oct. 10, 2011 | Howard Kurtz
    After the Trump tease, the Daniels Dalliance, the Huckabee hesitation, the Palin pretense, and the Christie charade, the press corps has reluctantly turned its lonely eyes back to the once and future frontrunner, Mitt Romney. But having already exhausted the usual storylines—he’s stiff, he’s changed positions, he’s inauthentic—journalists have returned to the one that generated so many sparks in the last campaign: he’s a Mormon!This is not quite breaking news, of course, but it does inject a note of dramatic divisiveness into an otherwise tepid candidacy. Admittedly, news organizations had a legitimate reason to pounce on the question of Romney’s...
  • The Reverend Jeffress And Mormons

    10/08/2011 11:37:24 AM PDT · by wmfights · 54 replies
    Red State ^ | October 8, 2011
    Yesterday at the Value Voters Summit, Texas Governor Rick Perry was introduced by the Reverend Robert Jeffress. This, according to the Washington Post, is how the introduction went. 2:27 pm: Texas Gov. Rick Perry is introduced by Southern Baptist Convention leader Robert Jeffress, who endorsed the candidate recently. Jeffress called Perry “the most pro-life governor in the United States of America.” He also alluded to Perry’s recent debate fumbles, saying, “do we want a candidate who is skilled in rhetoric, or one who is skilled in leadership?” Perry came on stage to loud, enthusiastic applause. What generated the news were...
  • Local Miami TV station tells thugs time and place to gather for "Occupy Miami" Idiocy

    10/08/2011 5:38:37 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 15 replies
    Just noticed the story this Fox station did on the unemployed sleazebags across America. Viewers are informed the demonstrations are "peaceful" word on the reports of anti-semitic rhetoric or attacks on cops...also no report on how some demonstrators were HIRED. Then the occupy morons are given a free "here is where you gather today in Miami" info-graphic.
  • Tax the rich gets backing from some industry chiefs (Hussein will highlight this today)

    10/06/2011 7:06:19 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/6/11
    WASHINGTON (Reuters - Captains of Google, Bank of America and Citicorp say they are ready to pay higher taxes, as long as Congress uses the money to get the U.S. economy back on its feet.
  • Normal Mormons

    09/30/2011 10:53:33 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 35 replies
    Christian Century ^ | Sept. 26, 2011 | Jana Riess
    The public affairs department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently noted an uptick in the media's use of the word cult to describe Mormonism, even in august publications such as the New York Times and the Economist. It is probably not coincidental that two Mormons, Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman, are running for president. The peculiar place of Mormonism in American culture was made even more evident in a comment by Fox News host Ainsley Earhardt. Speaking in July with two other commentators about the presidential chances of Texas governor Rick Perry, she said she expected...
  • COLUMN: Can the LDS religion be considered a cult?

    09/22/2011 5:49:53 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 355 replies
    Utah State Statesman ^ | Sept. 21, 2011 | Liz Emery
    In 1820, during the second Great Awakening of religious revival, a young man named Joseph Smith claimed to see God in a grove in New York. This claim started one of the most controversial religions in recorded human history, including, at various times, polygamy and racism; and many assert today that sexism is still inherent in the religion. In this article, the LDS, or Mormon, belief system will be called a church or religion for clarity's sake. Whether these things are right, wrong or even true is a topic of endless debate. Today, however, I want to address a very...
  • Hussein Worship Begins Tomorrow on NBC's "Today Show (Just announced on NFL Sunday Night Football)

    09/11/2011 7:05:06 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 40 replies
    Halftime show being wrapped up, Bobby Costas just announced Brian Williams would be worshipping Barack Hussein Obama on an interview on the "Today" show tomorrow. Be sure to not watch.
  • Sarah Palin: Did she save the Republican Party?

    09/09/2011 8:15:24 AM PDT · by techno · 54 replies
    September 9, 2011 | techno
    One of the most important articles ever written about Sarah Palin was by Paul Goldman, a Democratic political strategist and former chairman of the Virginia Democratic Party,in September 2010, about 6 weeks before the 2010 midterm election. This article was originally posted at FR and at the WAPO: In the article Goldman claims there is a good possibility that Sarah Palin has saved the Republican party (from extinction)by not going the third party route (via the Tea party) and in Goldman's words "to allow Republican anger to boil, yet not boil over." And then Goldman reflects on the...
  • Worst Governor Ever (Bad Attempt at Comedy Site? Republican Bashing)

    After a hotly contested online summertime election, with tens of thousands of votes streaming in from across the country, Governor Rick Scott of Florida has been elected Worst Governor Ever by the American people. Scott’s rejection of high speed rail funding, attacks on teachers unions and billions of dollars in cuts to the middle class, while creating tax breaks for the rich, proved to be a very successful campaign strategy in the race for Worst Governor Ever. Governor Scott beat out many close competitors, including Texas Governor and now Presidential candidate, Rick Perry, Ohio’s Governor John Kasich and the man...
  • Maxine Waters - "When You Unleash Us" - What does it mean?

    08/20/2011 8:57:45 AM PDT · by Roger-SD · 139 replies · 1+ views
    Stop Obama Now ^ | 10/20/2011 | by SoNSanDiego
    This clip explores what that expression, "when you unleash us," can mean. The end times cosmology of Black Nationalists calls for a final confrontation between the black and white races, to be led by black messiahs (plural). Black Liberation Theology is a pseudo-Christian Black Nationalist doctrine that was derived in large part from that of the Nation of Islam. The Nation of Islam is a black cult-like sect, using Islam as a facade, much as Obama's Trinity church in Chicago fronts as a Christian church.
  • An Iranian Cult and Its American Friends

    08/14/2011 7:48:52 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 7 replies
    NY Times ^ | Aug. 13, 2011 | Elizabeth Rubin
    A FEW weeks ago I received an e-mail from an acquaintance with the subject line: Have you seen the video everyone is talking about? I clicked play, and there was Howard Dean, on March 19 in Berlin, at his most impassioned, extolling the virtues of a woman named Maryam Rajavi and insisting that America should recognize her as the president of Iran. Ms. Rajavi and her husband, Massoud, are the leaders of a militant Iranian opposition group called the Mujahedeen Khalq, or Warriors of God. The group’s forces have been based for the last 25 years in Iraq, where I...
  • Barack Obama Cult of Personality Video (Excellent)

    08/09/2011 2:42:20 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3/2/08 | In Living Colour, et al
    Barack Obama Cult of Personality music video with a comprehensive look at the craze, double-speak, and controversy.
  • The Cult That Is Destroying America: Obama Is Actually a Moderate Conservative President

    07/27/2011 1:19:42 PM PDT · by pabianice · 16 replies
    New York Fishwrap ^ | 7/27/11 | Krugman
    Watching our system deal with the debt ceiling crisis — a wholly self-inflicted crisis, which may nonetheless have disastrous consequences — it’s increasingly obvious that what we’re looking at is the destructive influence of a cult that has really poisoned our political system. And no, I don’t mean the fanaticism of the right. Well, OK, that too. But my feeling about those people is that they are what they are; you might as well denounce wolves for being carnivores. Crazy is what they do and what they are. No, the cult that I see as reflecting a true moral failure...
  • World Net Daily officially 7th Day Adventist?

    07/24/2011 6:54:25 AM PDT · by AnalogReigns · 264 replies
    July 24, 2011 | Self
    I just received an email from World Net Daily advertising some books. Not unusual, as I'm on their list, and they send ads all the time. What is strange though, is the fact that all the books in this ad are religious AND take the oddball "7th-day Sabbath" position--definitely a very minority position among conservative evangelicals, and Christians of all stripes. The ad also hints at some dark conspiracy amidst conventional Christians, accusing us of not reading the bible carefully.Some evangelical apologists too categorize Adventism (which started with those who firmly predicted Jesus to come again in the 1840s) itself...
  • Arianna Huffington, The Men and the Madness

    I did a lot of reading on Zsa-Zsa last night and, aside from the lying and NewAge cultism, what stood out for me is the whoring-your-way-to-the-top ethos, and the men she used (or was used by) to get there. Here's a break down of what the "Greek Goddess" has been doing in the real world:
  • *Warning, Video is Graphic* Taliban video shows fighters shooting dead 16 Pakistani police officers

    07/20/2011 4:18:57 PM PDT · by Karliner · 9 replies ^ | Monday 18 July 2011 | Declan Walsh
    Taliban video shows fighters shooting dead 16 Pakistani police officers* Warning: Graphic footage records cold-blooded killing of police captured when Taliban crossed from Afghanistan into north-west PakistanThe Pakistani Taliban have released graphic video footage of the execution of 16 Pakistani policemen and tribal guards who were captured last month following a cross-border raid from Afghanistan. The video shows a masked Taliban commander angrily denouncing the men lined up before him, hours after they were captured in a firefight. "These are the enemies of Islam," he declares. Moments later the men are killed a hail of automatic gunfire, followed by individual...
  • Mormon official challenges 'cult' designation

    07/19/2011 5:56:11 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 286 replies
    Deseret News ^ | July 19, 2011 | Joseph Walker
    SALT LAKE CITY — Mike Otterson, head of the LDS Church's Public Affairs Department, has a message for those in the media who persist in referring to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a "cult": "expect to be challenged." Writing in the Washington Post's "On Faith" blog, Otterson asserts that the words continues to crop up in news stories about Mormonism because "it's a neat, shorthand and rather lazy way of putting a whole group into a box." From the archive Looking for understanding in the Mormon spotlight – July 1, 2011 LDS public affairs rep responds...
  • Father Corapi — Still Teaching

    07/14/2011 4:59:44 AM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies
    CE ^ | July 14, 2011 | Patti Maguire Armstrong
    When giants fall, the ground shakes. Father John Corapi was a giant and many are still shaken at his downfall. I’ve read all the terrible twists and turns in this surreal case of a SOLT (Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity) priest who had many in the Catholic world by their hearts. It’s a great plot for a movie: popular, iconic priest who leads many to God and, in the end, himself falls. Wait, “fall” isn’t a big enough word. Maybe: plunges from meteoric heights of esteem among the faithful.His Darth-Vader-like voice that preached Christ resonated with...