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  • Vice-president's wife Karen Pence to teach at anti-LGBT school

    01/16/2019 2:29:17 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 17 replies
    BBC News ^ | 16th January 2018 | BBC News
    Second Lady Karen Pence, the wife of the US vice-president, will return to teaching art at a school that requires employees to oppose LGBT lifestyles. The school in Springfield, Virginia, bars teachers from engaging in or condoning "homosexual or lesbian sexual activity" and "transgender identity". Mrs Pence previously taught art at the school for more than a decade while her husband was a member of Congress. A spokeswoman for Mrs Pence has hit back at criticism of her employer. "Mrs Pence has returned to the school where she previously taught for 12 years," the second lady's spokeswoman Kara Brooks said...
  • The Transgender Juggernaut Threatens God’s Design for Male and Female

    01/10/2019 2:16:37 PM PST · by tjd1454 · 40 replies
    Project Real News ^ | 1/10/2019 | Timothy J. Dailey
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has awarded the Trump administration a victory by staying a lower court decision which blocked the administration’s attempts to restrict the military service of transgender people who suffer from a condition known as gender dysphoria. The court found that Trump’s new policy, which was based upon the findings of former Secretary of State Jim Mattis (see below), was in fact a more nuanced version of the original policy and should not have been summarily blocked by District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. The Trump administration has asked the Supreme Court to...
  • ‘Ex-Gay’ Men Fight Back Against View That Homosexuality Can’t Be Changed

    01/06/2019 10:08:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | By ERIK ECKHOLM
    LOS ANGELES — For most of his life, Blake Smith said, “every inch of my body craved male sexual contact.” Mr. Smith, 58, who says he believes homosexual behavior is wrong on religious grounds, tried to tough it out. He spent 17 years in a doomed marriage while battling his urges all day, he said, and dreaming about them all night. But in recent years, as he probed his childhood in counseling and at men’s weekend retreats with names like People Can Change and Journey Into Manhood, “my homosexual feelings have nearly vanished,” Mr. Smith said in an interview at...
  • Homosexuality is to blame for sexual abuse, not Catholic church, claims German cardinal

    01/06/2019 8:05:27 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 46 replies
    telegraph.co.uk/news ^ | 1/4/2/19 | Justin Huggler
    A German cardinal on Friday provoked anger and controversy when he claimed the Catholic church was not responsible for sexual abuse by its clerics, and instead sought to pin the blame on homosexuality. “What has happened in the church is no different from what is happening in society as a whole,” Cardinal Walter Brandmüller said. “The real scandal is that the Catholic church hasn’t distinguished itself from the rest of society.” A study commissioned by the German Bishops Conference and published last year found that more than 3,600 children were sexually abused by Catholic clergy in Germany between 1946 and...
  • God - Where are you? (MY TITLE)

    01/02/2019 7:16:33 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 8 replies
    CBS ^ | 1/2/2019 | not shown
    Catholic bishops from across the U.S. are gathering Wednesday for a weeklong retreat on the clergy sex abuse crisis at a seminary near Chicago. Organizers said the retreat, which was requested by Pope Francis, will focus on prayer and spiritual reflection and not policy-making. The gathering comes as CBS News has also learned of several cases involving nuns accused of sexual misconduct. The Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests – or SNAP – said it doesn't keep count of sexual abuse allegations, but CBS News' Nikki Battiste has spoken with several women who recently reported misconduct, ranging from forceful...
  • Lauren Daigle and homosexuality: Why we should all be prepared to answer the question

    12/14/2018 7:25:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/14/2018 | By John Stonestreet and G. Shane Morris
    When yet another Christian celebrity fails to give a straight answer on a hot-button moral issue, it reveals a deeper problem. Back in September, an article in Rolling Stone announced, “A Christian Singer is Bigger than Drake and Arianna Grande this Week.” That singer is Lauren Daigle, the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter whose brilliant voice, soulful style, and hope-filled lyrics has won fans well beyond the Contemporary Christian genre. She’s becoming a regular on talk shows and in national publications, and has officially earned the coveted status of “crossover artist” at just 27 years old. But with broader appeal comes a challenge:...
  • Are There "Hills to Die On" for the Christian in the West?

    12/12/2018 9:00:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Denison Forum ^ | 12/11/2018
    Peter Vlaming teaches French at West Point High School in West Point, Virginia. He was fired by the school board last Thursday for refusing to use a transgender student’s preferred pronoun. (The student was born as a biological female but wishes to use the pronouns “he” and “him.”)The school’s administration claims that Vlaming was told multiple times to refer to the student using male pronouns. “By failing to follow the directive, he was therefore discriminating and creating a hostile environment,” the superintendent told the board.The next day, students at the school coordinated a walkout in support of Vlaming. Several...
  • Lauren Daigle’s Comments, Ed Shaw’s Views, Steven Anderson on Hebrews 2:9.

    12/09/2018 2:42:15 PM PST · by OddLane · 3 replies
    Alpha and Omega Ministries ^ | 12/6/18 | James White
    Did the program live from my hotel room in Pryor, Oklahoma via Skype…and it worked this time! Yay! Talked about Laren Daigle, Ed Shaw, and the covered Hebrews 2:9 in light of the comments posted by Steven Anderson on the subject of the atonement. Enjoy!
  • How should Christian celebrities respond when asked 'the big question' about homosexuality?

    12/08/2018 8:15:52 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/08/2018 | Brandon Showalter
    More than any other matter, Christians who become famous or in any way visible public figures will one day be asked by media outlets what they think about homosexuality. The question becomes: What and how is the best way to respond? The touchy subject has resurfaced again in light of singer Lauren Daigle, whose popularity is surging, and her response when asked on "The Domenick Nati Show" if she thought homosexuality was a sin. She said she could not say because she isn't God. Several prominent voices asked her to retract, some more stern than others, while others urged people...
  • Let’s Help Lauren Daigle Rather Than Condemn Her for Fudging her Answer about Homosexuality

    12/05/2018 2:10:43 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/05/2018 | Michael Brown
    We’ve seen this show before. A very talented Christian recording artist (or author) becomes very popular, reaching beyond a typical Church audience and becoming popular in the larger world. He (or she) is then asked about homosexuality and fudges the answer. In turn, the Church quickly condemns (him or her). Can we do better this time around?I’m talking specifically about the very popular Christian recording artist Lauren Daigle, whose career skyrocketed when she recently appeared on the shows of Ellen Degeneres and Jimmy Fallon. She received plenty of criticism (from some Christian circles) for those appearances, but many others saw...
  • Dear Lauren Daigle: Shine for Jesus, not culture — even if it means calling homosexuality sin

    12/04/2018 7:37:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/04/2018 | John Wesley Reid
    Lauren Daigle, July 24, 2018. | (Photo: Lauren Daigle Facebook page)Dear Sister,You’ve undoubtedly received backlash for your recent comments on homosexuality. Is this backlash merited? Let me first say that I am your fan. You've ministered to me on multiple occasions, and I trust you will continue to do so. For a while I played "Trust In You" every morning on my way to work. It was my post-devotional habit.Your recent expedition to public fame had the Body of Christ cheering you on as we watched you perform on Ellen, Jimmy Fallon, and other platforms not routinely frequented by Christian...
  • Pope Francis: Gay People Not Welcome in Clergy [How the MSM "Pink News" section reports it]

    12/03/2018 12:29:25 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 22 replies
    MSM.com Pink News ^ | December 02 2018 | Sofia Lotto Persio
    Pope Francis has been quoted as saying that “there is no place” in the clergy for gay people... Italian news outlets have published excerpts from a four-hour interview between Pope Francis and Spanish Missionary Fernando Prado, published as a book titled "The strength of vocation"... Avvenire published on November 29 the full excerpt in which Prado asks the Pontiff specifically about the inclusion of “people with homosexual tendencies.” Francis admits that this is “something that worries me..." He calls homosexuality “a very serious matter, which must be discerned adequately from the beginning” with those who seek to become clergy. “We...
  • Pope Francis Goes Full Homophobe [How the Gay Press is reporting it]

    12/03/2018 11:48:33 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 29 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 12.02.18 | Barbie Latza Nadeau
    ROME—Remember back in 2013, shortly after Pope Francis was elected when he shocked the world with his words: “If a person seeks God and has goodwill, then who am I to judge,” when asked about a gay priest? What was then seen to be a change in decades of dogma sent shockwaves around the world, landing the pontiff on the cover of Advocate and winning him praise among LGBTQ groups and lapsed Catholics. In some ways, Francis has been eating his words ever since, constantly called to explain by conservatives in the church what he meant. Now it seems Francis...
  • Guam Catholic Church to file bankruptcy amid abuse lawsuits

    11/12/2018 10:31:07 PM PST · by Trump_the_Evil_Left · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 7, 2018 | CALEB JONES and GRACE GARCES BORDALLO
    HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Guam’s Catholic Church will file for bankruptcy — a move that will allow the archdiocese to avoid trial in dozens of lawsuits alleging child sexual abuse by priests and move toward settlements. Archbishop Michael Byrnes announced Wednesday that mediation efforts that began in September led the church to bankruptcy.
  • 1,600-Member South Carolina Congregation Wants to Leave UMC Over Homosexuality Debate

    11/07/2018 7:45:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/07/2018 | Michael Gryboski
    A large congregation in South Carolina has requested to leave the United Methodist Church over the mainline Protestant denomination's debate over homosexuality. In February 2019, the UMC will hold a special session of its General Conference to determine if the denomination will maintain its official position against homosexuality and same-sex marriage. Christ United Methodist Church of Myrtle Beach, which is said to have approximately 1,600 members, has sent a request to the South Carolina Annual Conference to leave the denomination. While their departure from the UMC has not been finalized, the congregation has already changed the church's name to simply...
  • This Man Will Pay You $180M To Marry His Daughter, But Here's The Catch

    11/02/2018 11:20:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Culture Hook ^ | Gigi Cummings
    Some people have it all, the life of luxury, cars, planes, diamonds, anything they want. And yet there is always something everyone wants that money cant buy. Chinese billionaire Cecil Chao, who made is fortune in luxury real-estate and property development in Hong Kong would love nothing more in life than his darling daughter to get married to the man of her dreams. But Chao's dream will never come true because his only daughter is a lesbian. So Chao is trying to come up with a plan to use his millions to pay a man to "turn" his daughter...
  • Ex-Gay 'X-Factor' Contestant Faces Backlash for Saying He Found Christ, Left LGBT Lifestyle

    11/02/2018 9:09:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/02/2018 | Samuel Smith
    An ex-gay contestant on the Maltese version of the musical reality series "X Factor" has drawn backlash after he declared on the show that homosexual "love" is "sin" and that he left the lifestyle after he found Christ. Matthew Grech, a singer and vocal coach, appeared on "X Factor Malta" Sunday night. In a video interview segment that played before his performance, Grech declared: "I used to lead a homosexual lifestyle, and then I found God. For a long time, I stopped following my passions to follow Jesus. There can be love between two men and two women, yes —...
  • 4 Times Dinesh D’Souza Should Have Kept Quiet About The Jews

    10/31/2018 4:38:53 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 43 replies
    Fast Forward ^ | 31/10/18 | Aiden Pink
    President Trump last spring pardoned Dinesh D’Souza, the conservative commentator and filmmaker who pleaded guilty in 2014 to making illegal campaign contributions. D’Souza has been criticized even by fellow conservatives for his frequently racially-charged public output, such as his decision to criticize former president Barack Obama’s use of a selfie stick by tweeting, “You can take the boy out of the ghetto…” and his repeated claims that Obama’s policies were steered by his Kenyan father’s anti-colonialism. While most of his output centered on critiques of liberalism, D’Souza’s long career as a pundit and writer has also led him to make...
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook: Being gay is God's greatest gift to me

    10/25/2018 9:47:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/25/2018
    Four years ago, Tim Cook became the first CEO of a major company to come out as gay. He says he's happy about that distinction — and his decision. "I'm very proud of it," the Apple (AAPL) CEO told Christiane Amanpour on Wednesday in an exclusive interview for her program on CNN International and PBS. Being gay is "God's greatest gift to me," he said. Cook came out on October 30, 2014. His sexual orientation had been widely rumored beforehand though he had not confirmed it publicly. "I was public because I started to receive stories from kids who read...
  • Pope accuser strikes back, blames "scourge of homosexuality" for abuse

    10/19/2018 5:21:46 PM PDT · by libstripper · 58 replies
    AP, via CBS News ^ | Oct. 19, 2018 | Associated Press
    VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican ambassador who accused Pope Francis of rehabilitating a disgraced ex-American cardinal is doubling down on his claims, asserting that the "scourge of homosexuality" in the priesthood is responsible for sex abuse and that the Vatican is being hypocritical in refusing to acknowledge it. Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano issued a third instalment Friday in the war of words over the cover-up of ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.