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  • Gay Michigan Pastor Forced to Resign Shares Story in Bay Area

    09/19/2015 1:15:42 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 9/18 | Pete Suratos
    A Methodist pastor who was told to resign from his Michigan church because of his sexuality visited the Bay Area to share his story. Rev. Benjamin Hutchinson spoke to the Twin Towers Methodist Church in Alameda on Friday and discussed the life-changing moment when he was told to resign because he is gay. He said he has decided to take his story on the road and change minds along the way. Hutchinson said he was forced to resign from Cassopolis United Methodist Church after he told the bishop about his gay partner. According to the United Methodist Church's guidelines, that...
  • Video: HS band barred for playing hymn, crowd sings it instead

    08/23/2015 9:48:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Hot ^ | August 23, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Just when you’re starting to think that the entire country is going down the tubes sideways, a story comes along to remind you that it all just might work out in the end after all. Todd Starnes at Fox news uncovered one of those small town stories of political correctness infecting the courts and running completely off the rails this week. At Brandon High School in Mississippi, the traditional Friday Night football game was missing their halftime show. The school’s marching band had been ordered off the field because their presentation included the hymn How Great Thou Art. That may...
  • If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts...Meditation on-Jonah.

    01/26/2015 7:24:23 AM PST · by Salvation · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-2515 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, Even there shall thy hand lead me. A Meditation on the Story of Jonah. By: Msgr. Charles PopeAs a followup to yesterday’s (Sunday 3rd Week) reference to Jonah the Prophet, I would like to sketch a fuller portrait of his life. Yesterday’s reading dropped us into the middle of the story. Let’s look at the backstory and see how the Lord does not give up on Jonah, nor on the people whom He has sent Jonah to deliver. God keeps calling until we are ready, until our last...
  • Unrest in Venezuela Spawns a Folk Hero

    02/27/2014 7:14:28 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 41 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb. 26, 2014 10:42 p.m. ET | David Luhnow and Ezequiel Minaya
    CARACAS, VenezuelaA gun-toting retired Venezuelan general has become a folk hero to the country's opposition and galvanized a protest movement by defying the government of President Nicols Maduro, engaging in a Rambo-like standoff with security forces sent by the president to arrest him. Angel Vivas has been holed up in his home in a hilly Caracas suburb since last weekend, when Mr. Maduro, on live television, ordered his arrest for having backed student protests that have convulsed this oil-rich nation. When black-clad officers from military intelligence went to the retired Army general's house Sunday morning, he emerged wearing a flak...
  • The Liberal Bastion Of San Francisco Suspends A Shocking Number Of Black Kids For 'Willful Defiance'

    12/12/2013 7:42:20 AM PST · by blam · 50 replies
    TBI ^ | 12-12-2013 | Susan Ferriss
    The Liberal Bastion Of San Francisco Suspends A Shocking Number Of Black Kids For 'Willful Defiance' The Center for Public Integrity Susan FerrissDec. 12, 2013, 9:57 AM One of America's most liberal bastions San Francisco has cut student suspensions by nearly a third in three years but continues to struggle with grossly disproportionate suspensions of black students. District data obtained by Public Counsel, the country's largest pro bono legal group, and community organizers in San Francisco show that African-American students represented only 8 percent of the city's public high school kids last school year. Yet 50 percent of...
  • HEY, NANCY BOYS: The Early Church Rebelled Against Oppressive Governments

    10/06/2013 5:56:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | October 6, 2013 | Doug Giles
    The Christians of the first century were rebels with a cause. They werent the hair-spray-addicted, religious sponges of pop culture and oppressive governments looking to be ogled by an Oprah-addled crowd or breastfed by some big government tit . Oh, no, senorita. The primitive church was out to change the world. After Jerusalem fell in AD 70, the church, birthed by the Holy Spirit during Romes heyday, exploded with growth in Asia Minor which happened to be Ground Zero for Caesar worship. The punch-drunk citizens of Roman rule thought the various Caesars, their laws, and their government were...
  • (PHOTO) Man Refuses to Perform Nazi Salute, 1936 - Hamburg, Germany

    01/26/2013 6:50:10 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 48 replies
    Retronaut ^ | Capsule curated by Ben Griffith
    August Landmesser (born May 24, 1910; missing and presumed dead Oct 17, 1944; declared dead in 1949) was a worker at the Blohm + Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany, best known for his appearance in a photograph refusing to perform the Nazi salute at the launch of the naval training vessel Horst Wessel on 13 June 1936. August Landmesser was the only child of August Franz Landmesser and Wilhelmine Magdalene (ne Schmidtpott). He joined the Nazi Party (NSDAP) in 1931 in hope of getting a job. When he became engaged to the Jewish woman Irma Eckler in 1935, he was...
  • North Korea launches rocket in defiance of critics

    12/11/2012 5:24:42 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies
    North Korea launches rocket in defiance of critics 8:07pm EST SEOUL (Reuters) - Isolated and impoverished North Korea launched its second long- range rocket of 2012 on Wednesday in what it said was a bid to put a satellite into space. The North launched the rocket close to the first anniversary of the death of former leader Kim Jong-il and as elections loom in South Korea and Japan. The launch, reported by South Korean media, was confirmed by South Korea's Defense Ministry. Pyongyang says it is entitled to launch a satellite into space but critics say the rocket development is...
  • Romney closes out long campaign day in Defiance, Ohio (Video)

    10/26/2012 10:07:06 AM PDT · by Signalman · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/25/2012 | Politico
    Romney closes out long campaign day in Defiance, OH.
  • Meat Loaf endorses Romney at rally in Defiance

    10/25/2012 6:58:59 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 120 replies
    Toledo Blade ^ | October 25, 2012
    DEFIANCE, Ohio - Mitt Romney rallied a large crowd in the high school football stadium here tonight after surprise musical guest Meat Loaf belted out an endorsement for the Republican presidential nominee to the crowd of 12,000 people. Mr. Romney ended a three-city tour of Ohio here and then was to stay overnight at the Hilton Toledo Hotel, with no public events planned. He is expected to fly out of Toledo Express Airport Friday morning to go to a campaign event in another swing state, Iowa, before returning for a rally Friday night in North Canton, Ohio. Meat Loaf said...
  • Over 10,000 Supporters Expected at Defiance Romney Rally (OH-tonite)

    10/25/2012 9:03:20 AM PDT · by Ravi · 43 replies
    Newscenter ^ | 10/25/12 | scott sarvay
    Defiance, OHIO ( -GOP Presidential Nominee, Mitt Romney will be at the Defiance High School Football Field Thursday evening, for a rally. The Romney rally is expected to draw between 10-15,000 people. The rally will run from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Romney rallying at Defiance football stadium Thursday 10/25 (14,000 tix available)

    10/23/2012 11:56:51 PM PDT · by Ravi · 19 replies
    NWO ^ | 10/23/12 | Elizabeth Reed
    Mitt Romney will hit the campaign trail back in Northwest Ohio on Thursday--this time to rally at Defiance High School's football stadium. The event doors open at 5:15pm on Thursday and Governor Romney is expected to take the stage around 7:50pm. Mayor Bob Armstrong's office has confirmed 14,000 tickets to the event are available at the Defiance GOP Headquarters at 106 Clinton Street from 9am to 7pm . Country music singers John Rich and Randy Owen will also be in attendance.
  • At Your Whit's end? Stop Defiance, Sibling Fights - Kirk Martin

    10/01/2012 7:04:29 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 23, 201 | American Family Association
    Having a REALLY hard time with our family right now. Youngest has ADHD and is REALLY "strong-willed". HATES "authority". Older is sweet and passive. Hubby is passive, as well. Really hard, family dynamic, ATM. Found this vid. Pretty inspiring. Enjoy!
  • How Labour let in 3 million immigrants, in defiance of the overwhelming wishes of the British

    02/22/2011 10:50:12 AM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/22/11 | Sir Andrew Green
    Official figures to be published on Thursday will confirm that foreign immigration under Labour added more than three million to our population. At the same time nearly one million British citizens voted with their feet, some saying that they were leaving because England was no longer a country that they recognised. How could all this have happened in the teeth of public opposition? Even the Labour governments own survey last February showed that 77 per cent of the public wanted immigration reduced, including 54 per cent of the ethnic communities, while 50 per cent of the public wanted it reduced
  • Okaloosa defies Unified Command over East Pass plans (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

    06/17/2010 7:36:54 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 25 replies · 694+ views
    DESTIN Okaloosa County isnt taking oil spill orders any more. County commissioners voted unanimously to give their emergency management team the power to take whatever action it deems necessary to prevent oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill from entering Choctawhatchee Bay through the East Pass.
  • Somali hip hop artists hit back at Islamists with rap

    04/10/2010 11:23:17 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 19 replies · 503+ views
    The Malaysian Insider ^ | April 9, 2010
    NAIROBI, April 9 For centuries, Somalis used poetry and songs to pass protest messages to powerful rulers they were too afraid to confront directly. Now, some young Somalis are using rap to speak out against Islamists who they say are using religion to wage war in their country. The 11-member Waayaha Cusub band, currently in exile in neighbouring Kenya, wants its rap lyrics to encourage fellow Somalis to stand up to Islamist rebels known as al Shabaab. They have handed out at least 7,000 free copies of their newly-released album titled No To Al Shabaab to residents in Nairobis...
  • A Cure for Character

    02/28/2010 5:44:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies · 345+ views ^ | February 28, 2010 | George Will
    WASHINGTON -- Peter De Vries, America's wittiest novelist, died 17 years ago but his discernment of this country's cultural foibles still amazes. In a 1983 novel, he spotted the tendency of America's therapeutic culture to medicalize character flaws: "Once terms like identity doubts and midlife crisis become current," De Vries wrote, "the reported cases of them increase by leaps and bounds." And: "Rapid-fire means of communication have brought psychic dilapidation within the reach of the most provincial backwaters, so that large metropolitan centers and educated circles need no longer consider it their exclusive property, nor preen themselves on their special...
  • Thomas Woods: States Can Nullify Unconstitutional Federal Laws!

    12/27/2009 3:28:00 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 37 replies · 3,446+ views
    See video at source
  • Ariz. Sheriff Launches Immigration Sweep

    10/18/2009 5:21:26 AM PDT · by RoadTest · 51 replies · 2,944+ views
    Google, AP ^ | Oct. 17, '09 | JACQUES BILLEAUD
    SURPRISE, Ariz. An Arizona sheriff known for cracking down on people who are in the country illegally launched a crime and immigration sweep in northwestern metro Phoenix on Friday, a half day after officials in Washington limited his powers to make federal immigration arrests.
  • Video: Regime "Down with U.S Down With Israel" People Respond "Down with Dictator Down with Russia"

    07/20/2009 11:43:59 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 1 replies · 406+ views
    Youtube ^ | 7/21/09 | Youtube
    Another Iran Video: Iranian Friday leader aligned with the hard-line regime directing crowd to chant "down with U.S.", Iranian people defiantly respond "Down with dictator", "Down with Russia". Iranian people have blamed Russia for its support of Ahmadinejad/Khamenei. Link here