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  • [liberal] National Council of Churches urges Kavanaugh’s nomination be withdrawn

    10/03/2018 8:31:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/03/2018 | Diana Stancy Correll
    The National Council of Churches, a partnership of 38 Christian faith groups in the United States, is urging for Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination to be withdrawn, citing his temperament and demeanor before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week. “Judge Kavanaugh exhibited extreme partisan bias and disrespect towards certain members of the committee and thereby demonstrated that he possesses neither the temperament nor the character essential for a member of the highest court in our nation,” read a statement released by the council Wednesday. Additionally, the group pointed to what the statement described as “several misstatements and some outright falsehoods”...
  • Leveraging MRTI’s Christian witness to climate change

    06/12/2018 1:14:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    The Presbyterian Outlook ^ | June 12, 2018 | by Kerri Allen
    We live in times where moral ambiguity can have devastating and even deadly consequences. When it comes to the reality of climate change, there is no ambiguity of the disastrous impact of human degradation of the planet. Just in the past two weeks, a Harvard University study estimates that over 4,500 lives were lost as a consequence of Hurricane Maria. Well over a decade following Hurricane Katrina, white New Orleans has recovered; black New Orleans has not. See a pattern here? The devastating effects of climate change are undeniable, as is this disproportionate impact on the most vulnerable communities throughout...
  • ‘This Is Not of God’: When Anti-Trump Evangelicals Confront Their Brethren

    05/29/2018 4:03:32 AM PDT · by Cronos · 46 replies
    The New york times ^ | May 23 2018 | Laurie Goodstein
    The night before Shane Claiborne came to town to preach at a Christian revival, he received a letter from the chief of police at Liberty University warning that if he set foot on the property, he would be arrested for trespassing and face up to 12 months in jail and a $2,500 fine....to the leaders of Liberty, he was a menace to their campus. He and his national network of liberal evangelicals, called the Red Letter Christians, were holding a revival meeting to protest in Liberty’s backyard. Their target: Jerry Falwell Jr., Liberty’s president and a man who has played...
  • Royal Wedding Bishop to Lead Anti-Trump Protest

    05/24/2018 10:30:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    Bishop Michael Curry is using the attention he received while presiding over the Royal Wedding to lead a new anti-Trump protest. According to sources, Curry and other Chrisitan leaders will host a candlelight vigil to protest the “dangerous crisis of moral and political leadership at the highest levels of our government and in our churches” — crises that put “the soul of the nation and the integrity of faith” at stake. The event will kick off with a church service beforehand right in front of Lafayette Square, which is across the street from the White House. Who’s going?
  • Karenna Gore: Religious Leaders Should Urge Climate Activism on 'Moral and Spiritual Level'

    05/14/2018 8:24:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 5/13/2018 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Karenna Gore, director of the Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary, urged the Catholic Church and other “faith communities” to become climate change activists and preach about taking action on the issue. “I actually think that [preaching is] one of the main things that could actually break through on this issue. One of the ways that we could break through on this issue is if people really start to think deeply on another level about it; on a moral and spiritual level and are moved from a different kind of place to take action, to raise it with...
  • Oakland church plans to stop calling police

    04/30/2018 7:11:40 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 36 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 29, 2018 | Otis R. Taylor Jr.
    What does it mean to stop asking for police intervention?
  • Duke to hold workshop on ‘White Fragility’

    03/27/2018 1:49:58 PM PDT · by detective · 61 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 27, 2018 | Bradford Richardson
    The Duke Divinity School is hosting a workshop on “Confronting White Fragility” Tuesday to address why white people have a hard time talking about and acknowledging racism. “This workshop will explore questions of why it is often so hard for white people to have honest conversations about race and racism in the United States today and how can this difficulty in engaging with race and racism manifest in the classroom in harmful ways—often in combination with intersecting issues related to gender and sexuality,” a description of the event reads.
  • MSNBC Guest Says Conservative Christianity Is ‘Not Christian’

    10/14/2017 3:52:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 47 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/14/17 | Justin Caruso
    A guest on MSNBC’s “AM Joy” stated that conservative Christians like Roy Moore aren’t actually Christian.WATCH:(video at link)After host Joy Reid referred to Alabama Senate hopeful Roy Moore as the “darling of the Christian right,” guest Rev. William Barber said that right-wing Christians weren’t real Christians. Reid asked, “Judge Roy Moore, it is interesting. He is a darling of the Christian right. But reading this article this week about how he once stood steadfast against removing segregation and poll taxes from the Alabama Constitution and yet he fits in fine. Why is that?”Barber answered, “I just can’t call it ‘Christian right.’...
  • Democrats Are Increasingly Comfortable With Religious Tests

    09/09/2017 10:18:12 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 40 replies
    Reason.com ^ | Sept. 8, 2017 | David Harsanyi
    Attempting to create the impression that faithful Christians whose beliefs are at odds with newly sanctified cultural mores are incapable of doing their job. "Do you consider yourself an orthodox Catholic?" Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) asked Notre Dame Law School professor Amy Coney Barrett, a nominee for a federal appeals court, yesterday. Since Durbin inquired in the form of a question, we can only assume that Barrett's answer was pertinent to the confirmation. That is problematic considering the Constitution explicitly states that no religion—not even a belief in orthodox liberalism—should be a prerequisite for holding a federal office. At least...
  • Some Christians ‘massacre, misquote’ Bible for political points, this ex-pastor says

    07/17/2017 5:57:12 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 35 replies
    The State ^ | 7/14/2017
    Rob Bell, who once enraged many evangelicals by questioning hell, is back with a new book that could re-ignite their fury. It’s called “What is the Bible?” And in it, Bell calls for the Bible to be read “literately, not literally.” In these polarized times, many Christians who claim to read the Bible are really more interested in cherry-picking verses to support their political or social points of view, Bell said in a phone interview with the Observer. “You can pull a verse out to justify almost anything,” he said. “When you read the Bible fuller and in-depth, suddenly you...
  • Which Ice Cream Brand Is Big, Gay — And Defiantly Kosher?

    06/07/2017 3:51:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    The Forward ^ | June 7, 2017 | Michelle Honig
    Kosher ice cream lovers have a lot to celebrate this Pride month, specifically in the form of a pint of Big Gay Ice Cream. That’s because when the ice cream truck-turned-brick-and-mortar shop decided to package its popular soft serve to be sold nationally, it sought and received kosher certification. The pints of soft-serve deliciousness, which debuted in March and are sold in grocery stores and online, are officially under the auspices of the kashrut division of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America. Or, as it is colloquially known, the OU. While it’s understandable that an up-and-coming brand would...
  • Was Franklin Graham Right to Call for a Disney Boycott?

    03/08/2017 9:08:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/08/2017 | Michael Brown
    As soon as the news broke last week that Disney’s new Beauty and the Beast movie would feature an “exclusively gay moment,” Franklin Graham called for a boycott of Disney in a Facebook post that has since been shared almost 100,000 times. The next day, a drive-in theater in Alabama announced that it would not show the movie, while, even before Franklin Graham’s comment was posted, the conservative group One Million Moms called for a Disney boycott, with a clear warning: “Alerting all parents! In a first for the Disney Channel, a Disney XD show subtly displayed several gay kisses...
  • Jesus would hold women’s hands to support them during abortion: abortionist

    03/06/2017 2:26:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 45 replies
    Life Site ^ | March 4, 2017 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    The abortionist who appealed to the Supreme Court in oral arguments this week says Jesus would supportively hold the hands of women as they abort their children. Amy Hagstrom Miller, whose Texas abortion business conglomerate Whole Women's Health owns and runs seven abortion facilities, says she is "mission-driven" by her commitment "to human rights and justice."
  • More Than 20 Faith Leaders Bless Planned Parenthood's New D.C. Clinic

    01/12/2017 4:10:54 PM PST · by Gamecock · 45 replies
    DCist ^ | Jan 10, 2017 | Rachel Kurzius
    As Planned Parenthood fights attacks from Congressional Republicans, more than 20 local faith leaders came together to bless the organization's newest health clinic in D.C. on Tuesday. "In almost every message to our staff, I talk about our doing sacred work," says Dr. Laura Meyers, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington. "This confirms the sacredness of the work we do." The NoMa health facility, which opened in September, rang with the sound of drums as visitors entered, courtesy of all-female percussion troupe Batala Washington. Erin Schmieder, a Batala member, says the group chose to participate in the...
  • rush to throw out Obamacare could backfire

    01/09/2017 4:18:25 PM PST · by spintreebob · 52 replies
    georgia health news ^ | Jan 4, 2017 | Jack Bernard
    We are the most religious democracy in the world, and our Judeo-Christian ethic demands that we take care of the downtrodden. But we are also the only advanced democracy without universal health coverage. Are we confused . . . or just hypocrites? My bet is that we are very confused. The public’s reaction to Obamacare (also known as the Affordable Care Act, or ACA) is a prime example of our confusion. Most Americans are preoccupied with making a living and raising a family, and rightly so. They have no time to fully examine health care policy issues. Surveys show that...
  • Over 2,400 Progressive Faith Leaders Want Trump Meeting to Counter 'So-Called White Evangelicals'

    01/04/2017 6:36:35 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 40 replies
    A representative of Repairers of the Breach directed The Christian Post to a press release from Wednesday regarding the open letter, wherein Repairers of the Breach President The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II called the letter a response to the "the theological malpractice of the so-called white evangelicals and others who placed themselves as the moral support of Mr. Trump."
  • “We Can and Will Force Christians to Act Against Their faith.” The Democrats War on Christians

    10/25/2016 4:29:13 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 23 replies
    vanity | Oct 25, 2016 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    During Barack Obama’s war on Hobby Lobby his administration said flatly; “We Can and Will Force Christians to Act Against Their faith.” This is what they believe. This is how they see Christians. This was the opening battle in the Democrats’ War on Christians. It was directed by a quintessential stereotypical Democrat. Their Christian attacks are usually led by phony “Catholics” so as to more easily deflect rightful criticism for their dirty business. Putative Catholic Kathleen Sebelius was joined in her war on Hobby Lobby by putative Catholic Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor in what was fortunately a losing effort....
  • Donald Trump Reveals Evangelical Rifts That Could Shape Politics for Years

    10/18/2016 5:29:58 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 43 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 10/17/16 | Laurie Goodstein
    When Jen Hatmaker speaks to stadiums full of Christian women, she regales them with stories about her five children and her garden back in Austin, Tex. — and stays away from politics. But recently she took to Facebook and Instagram to blast Donald J. Trump as a “national disgrace,” and remind her legions of followers that there are other names on the ballot in November. “Trump has consistently normalized violence, sexual deviance, bigotry and hate speech,” she said in an email interview. “I wouldn’t accept this from my seventh-grade son, much less from a potential leader of the free world.”...
  • Liberal Evangelicals Contort and Distort to Promote Pro-Abortion Hillary Clinton

    10/07/2016 5:12:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 6, 2016 | Ryan Bomberger
    The Christian Post has allowed a Democrat operative to shill for Hillary Clinton, who rivals Barack Obama as the most pro-abortion presidential candidate in history. I’m trying to imagine if the issue were slavery, would the Christian Post give its space to the promotion of someone so determined to violently dehumanize God’s creation? If it’s remotely Christian to support a billion-dollar business that daily destroys nearly 1,000 defenseless human lives, then Christians can support anything.Eric Sapp authors a ridiculously dishonest piece entitled “Hillary Clinton is the Best Choice for Voters Against Abortion”. He writes: “I'll start by saying that I...
  • Christian Conservative speaks out against Ted Cruz

    04/24/2016 7:04:13 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 103 replies
    Melanie M wrote: I am a Christian Conservative and have very strong opinions of political stances. The republican party is not an entity it is people, no people no party so they better get their crap together. Christian is not what you do it is who you are and though we may disagree on scripture, doctrine or interpretation no one has the right to question another persons salvation experience or their Christianity. I find Ted Cruz dishonest and manipulative in this race. His Christian roots untraceable and his rhetoric unstable. Donald Trump may not always meet the mark as politically...