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  • [Vanity]What's Really Important?

    08/21/2018 11:00:20 PM PDT · by TBP · 11 replies
    Mee ^ | Today | Moi
    White farmers are being murdered and thrown off their land in massive numbers at the behest of their government. There is mass starvation in Venezuela. People have to eat their cats and dogs just to stay alive. In Myannmar, they're murdering Christians. They're also mass murdering Christians in India, as well as Sikhs, Muslims, Dalits, Assamese, Bodos, Manipuris, Dalits, and others. China is rounding up Muslims and forcing them into concentration camps, where they disappear, reminiscent of the Nazi Holocaust against the Jews. They're also burning down churches and persecuting Christians. They previously expelled the Buddhists from Tibet. And throughout...
  • California Cannot Force Pro-Life Centers to Advertise Abortion Services, Supreme Court Rules

    06/26/2018 8:25:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/26/2018 | Michael Gryboski
    The United States Supreme Court has ruled that a California law that compels pro-life pregnancy centers to advertise abortion services is unconstitutional. In a 5-4 decision authored by Justice Clarence Thomas and released Tuesday, the high court ruled in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra that the Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care, and Transparency (FACT) Act "unduly burdens protected speech." "The unlicensed notice imposes a government-scripted, speaker-based disclosure requirement that is wholly disconnected from California's informational interest," wrote Justice Thomas. "California has offered no justification that the notice plausibly furthers. It targets speakers, not speech, and imposes...
  • Database Launches To Single Out Churches Opposed To Gay Marriage

    10/24/2017 5:19:42 AM PDT · by kevcol · 55 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundations ^ | October 19, 2017 | Joshua Gill
    An online database launched Wednesday singles out churches opposed to homosexuality ostensibly to encourage clarity in whether various churches support LGBT lifestyles. The database, called Church Clarity, scores churches on whether they are “clear” or “unclear” in their message of being “affirming” or “non-affirming” toward LGBT relationships. Church Clarity takes aim specifically at evangelical churches and accuses them of having a dangerous “capitalist mindset” and of being purposefully unclear in their policies toward LGBT relationships .
  • Carr: Left cries 1st Amendment only when convenient

    09/30/2017 7:53:54 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 11 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 27 Sep 2017 | Howie Carr
    Suddenly the alt-left is very concerned about the First Amendment rights of people — some people, anyway. Specifically, George Soros et al. care about those useful idiots in shoulder pads whom they want to use in their unending attempts to overturn the results of the 2016 presidential election. As for the First Amendment rights to free speech of everyone who isn’t a card-carrying fellow traveler — what rights do those deplorables have? What about the Christian bakers in Oregon who were sued out of business for refusing to bake a cake for a gay wedding? Or the clerk in Kentucky...
  • IBM Warns Louisiana Over 'Religious Freedom' Bill [LGBT Mafia Hijacks American Corporations]

    04/17/2015 12:19:00 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 63 replies
    CNN ^ | April 17, 2015 | Charles Riley
    IBM Warns Louisiana Over 'Religious Freedom' Bill By Charles Riley IBM has sent a letter to the governor of Louisiana warning that a pending religious freedom bill would create a hostile environment for the tech company's employees. "A bill that legally protects discrimination based on same-sex marriage status will create a hostile environment for our current and prospective employees, and is antithetical to our company's values," IBM vice president James Driesse wrote in a letter to Gov. Bobby Jindal. "IBM will find it much harder to attract talent to Louisiana if this bill is passed and enacted into law," Driesse...
  • Atheist Group Calls Bible ‘Hate-Filled Book,’ Says God Worse Than ‘White Supremacist Thugs’

    08/23/2017 6:35:58 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 74 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/22/17 | Joshua Gill
    An national atheist organization wrote that the Christian Bible “encourages violence and racism” in an Monday letter intended to bully Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin. “It should be no surprise that this hate-filled book has spawned hateful ideologies and groups to perpetuate those ideologies,” the letter read. “The Ku Klux Klan is and has always been, a Christian group. Klansmen began burning crosses ‘to spread the light of Jesus into the countryside.’ Hitler was a Roman Catholic and his soldiers wore a religious slogan on their buckle belts (Gott mit uns [God with us]).” The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF)...
  • Latest Supreme Court’s Religious-Freedom Message: There Are No Second-Class Citizens

    06/26/2017 1:10:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/26/2017 | David French
    While there are many threats to religious liberty, few are more consequential over the long term than the state’s ever-expanding role in private life. If the government is able to vacuum up tax dollars, create programs large and small for public benefit, and then exclude religious individuals or institutions from those programs, it has functionally created two tiers of citizenship. Secular individuals and institutions enjoy full access to the government they fund, while religious individuals and institutions find themselves funding a government that overtly discriminates against them. That’s the issue the Supreme Court addressed today in Trinity Lutheran Church...
  • Principal withheld diploma from senior class president who refused to read school-written speech...

    06/15/2017 8:12:49 AM PDT · by Morgana · 39 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 15, 2017 | Ariel Zilber For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Principal withheld diploma from senior class president who refused to read school-written speech and instead read his own remarks at graduation A North Carolina high school withheld a diploma from a graduating senior who refused to read a commencement speech prepared for him and instead read his own written remarks, it was reported on Thursday. Marvin Wright was permitted to write a speech and read it at last Friday's graduation ceremony by virtue of his being the senior class president at Southwest Edgecombe County High School, according toWRAL-TV. 'I really worked hard on this speech,' he said. But...
  • Islamic Rebels Claim to Hold Uzbek Town

    05/18/2005 9:08:01 AM PDT · by Alex Marko · 4 replies · 269+ views
    KORASUV, Uzbekistan May 18, 2005 — A Muslim rebel group claimed Wednesday it had seized control of a small Uzbek town on the border of Kyrgyzstan and vowed to build an Islamic state. Diplomats and U.N. officials toured a nearby city where government troops fired on demonstrators, reportedly killing hundreds. The leader of the rebel group, Bakhtiyor Rakhimov, said his forces controlled Korasuv, a town of 20,000, and were ready to fight any government troops that came to crush his rebellion. An AP reporter in Korasuv saw no sign of government officials in the town. "The town is in the...
  • The Magdeburg Confession

    12/17/2009 12:06:40 PM PST · by the_conscience · 2 replies · 388+ views
    Law and History Review ^ | John Witte Jr
    Ironically, Beza found his "signal example"8 of how to deal with tyranny and resistance not so much in the work of early Calvinists as in the work of later Lutherans—particularly the Lutheran jurists and theologians who had drafted the Magdeburg Confession of 1550. The Magdeburg Confession was a major distillation of the most advanced Lutheran resistance theories of the day.9 The leaders of the small Saxon city of Magdeburg had drafted this Confession in response to the order of the Holy Roman Emperor to impose by civil law the uniform Catholic doctrines and liturgies being crafted by the Council of...
  • Snatched Away From Their Lives and Heritage, a Jewish Mother Fights for Her Children

    01/22/2017 10:18:50 PM PST · by Yomin Postelnik · 18 replies
    Chinuch Magazine ^ | 01/22/2017 | Yomin Postelnik
    The saga of Julie Goffstein and her children needs to make all of us demand better. A travesty was done to children who were ripped apart from a loving and by all accounts good mother, from their heritage and from their way of life. Moreover, the tragic injustice done in this case should send shivers down the spines of every homeschooling advocate in the nation. Julie was a loving mother of 6 boys, ages 5-15. She raised them with great care for their physical needs, their spiritual wellbeing and their personal development. Eleven character witnesses testified as to this at...
  • Supremes face bombshell: Law censoring Christian counselors

    01/13/2017 11:20:16 AM PST · by amorphous · 45 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | 13 Jan 2017 | Bob Unruh
    The U.S. Supreme Court has been handed a bombshell: An appeal of a lower-court ruling that banned Christian counselors from talking with teens about the biblical standard for sexuality. The case challenges laws that force licensed counselors to affirm homosexuality, prohibiting them from helping clients overcome same-sex attractions. Such laws have been adopted in New Jersey, where a biased judge used it to shut down a Christian ministry, and in California and other states. The case already was presented to the Supreme Court several years ago, but it did not get a ruling. Now a new appeal has been submitted...
  • AMEN! Oregon Democrat who put Christian bakers out of business gets served JUSTICE

    11/16/2016 2:17:04 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 28 replies
    Allen B. West ^ | 11/15/16 | Allen B. West
    You’ve seen the story multiple times already: a Christian baker declines to cater a gay wedding, and gets sued in the process. The most publicized came out of Oregon, where the bakery Sweet Cakes by Melissa chose not to bake a wedding for a same-sex wedding. Rachel Bowman-Cryer and her mother visited Sweet Cakes planning to order a wedding cake. Bowman-Cryer had purchased a cake previously from the Kleins for her mother’s sixth wedding. Bowman-Cryer wanted to have the same cake she had purchased for her mother. That’s when Aaron Klein asked what the name of the bride and groom...
  • WikiLeaks: Catholic Church ‘Middle Ages Dictatorship,’ Need ‘Revolution’ Against Bishops

    10/12/2016 10:32:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 12, 2016 | Susan Berry
    Emails from the account of Hillary Clinton’s current campaign manager John Podesta released by WikiLeaks show that in February of 2012, Podesta and the president of Voices for Progress discussed how to “plant the seeds of revolution” within the Catholic Church, particularly at a time when Catholic bishops were opposing the HHS contraceptive mandate in Obamacare.
  • A Liberal "Gets" Religion

    09/15/2016 9:36:28 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 9-12-16 | WILLIAM MCGURN
    Mr. Castro is chairman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, a venerable institution dating to 1957 that has helped America kill Jim Crow and make good on our founding promises. An Obama appointee, Mr. Castro last Wednesday made public a report on nondiscrimination protections—increasingly about gender preference and sexual orientation—that in its crassness rivals Hillary Clinton’s belittling of Donald Trump supporters. (Snip) The commission report is called “Peaceful Coexistence: Reconciling nondiscrimination principles with civil liberties.” Its top finding is this: “Civil rights protections ensuring nondiscrimination, as embodied in the Constitution, laws, and policies, are of pre-eminent importance in American...
  • 2016 09 11 John Haller's Prophecy Update - "The Handwriting is on the Wall" (video)

    09/12/2016 9:02:00 AM PDT · by Lera · 7 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | 9/11/16 | John Haller
    The focus turns back to culture and geopolitics this week as John talks about "The Handwriting Is on the Wall". The attack on the First Amendment's guarantee of Freedom of Religion is now being waged by the Civil Rights Commission of the federal government. Churches need to be prepared to deal with this issue and stand strong. In geopolitics, the focus is on Israel, Russia, Turkey and what used to be called Syria. You will see, that, indeed, the handwriting is on the wall.
  • The American Right to Revolt Against Tyranny: Part B—Colonial Pulpits

    08/11/2013 6:17:08 PM PDT · by Southern by Grace · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | August 11, 2013 | Kelly OConnell
    Does it seem plausible that the true spark of the American Revolution was the religion of peace—Christianity? In fact, how could it be any other way in a country expressly founded to establish Christian religious liberty? Colonial America was one of the most intensely evangelized and churched societies in history. For example, according to Harry Stout in The New England Soul: Preaching and Religious Culture in Colonial New England, the typical colonists probably listened to 7,000 hours of sermons in their lifetime. For many colonists, their instruction in religion, science, history, politics and most other subjects were delivered only by...
  • Russia's Newest Law: No Evangelizing Outside of Church

    07/11/2016 5:26:47 AM PDT · by HLPhat · 70 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 7/8/2016 | Kate Shellnutt
    ...Christians in Russia won’t be allowed to email their friends an invitation to church or to evangelize in their own homes if Russia’s newest set of surveillance and anti-terrorism laws are enacted.The proposed laws, considered the country’s most restrictive measures in post-Soviet history, place broad limitations on missionary work, including preaching, teaching, and engaging in any activity designed to recruit people into a religious group.To share their faith, citizens must secure a government permit through a registered religious organization, and they cannot evangelize anywhere besides churches and other religious sites. The restrictions even apply to activity in private residences...
  • Justice Alito: ‘Those Who Value Religious Freedom Have Cause for Great Concern’

    06/29/2016 3:54:33 AM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | June 28, 2016 | Kelsey Harkness
    The Supreme Court’s decision not to hear a case challenging a Washington state law that forces a family-owned pharmacy to dispense emergency contraceptives is an “ominous sign” for those who value religious freedom, Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. said. “If this is a sign of how religious liberty claims will be treated in the years ahead, those who value religious freedom have cause for great concern,” Alito said Tuesday in a critical dissent. Alito was joined in his dissent by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justice Clarence Thomas, falling one justice short of the four needed for the...
  • Christians Can No Longer Be Pharmacists

    06/29/2016 10:31:17 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 22 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | June 28, 2016 | Rod dreher
    The US Supreme Court today denied to hear a case involving pharmacists in Washington state who, for religious reasons, declined to dispense RU-486Plan B, the “morning-after pill,” which causes abortion. Effectively this means that Christian pharmacists who refuse to sell drugs that intend to exterminate life in the womb cannot work in the new society. More: The Supreme Court will not review Washington state’s requirement that pharmacies dispense emergency contraceptives to women, prompting a complaint from conservative justices that it was an “ominous sign” for religious liberty. Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. issued a sharp dissent Tuesday to the court’s...