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  • Obama Heads to Fundraiser After Giving Brief Ft. Hood Statement

    04/02/2014 6:33:23 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    On Wednesday evening, President Obama was being kept up to date on the developments from the mass shooting at Fort Hood while reportedly attending fundraisers for the 2014 election cycle. According to White House spokesman Josh Earnest, Obama is in the loop while at the fundraisers. Obama will be in Chicago for four and a half hours, and the events have largely been closed to the media, with radio and TV reporters banned from attendance. Only one print reporter will be allowed to provide press pool notes
  • First Lady To Obamacare Counselors: ‘You Are Doing God’s Work’

    03/06/2014 6:57:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Miami-With just weeks left to sign up for health care under the Affordable Care Act, Michelle Obama zeroed in on recruiting the crucial young adult demographic during a visit to a Miami community health center Wednesday. The first lady congratulated a handful of residents who had just enrolled during an intimate event, asking one woman whether she had gotten her son to enroll. “Tell him he could get hit by a car. It’s crazy. They don’t think about that kind of stuff,” said Obama, who moments later applauded another mother for signing herself and adult son up for insurance plans....
  • What Does Jesus mean by “Unrighteous Mammon?”

    08/07/2013 4:14:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 8/7/2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Staying in a kind of reflective mode from Last SundayÂ’s Gospel on Greed and how to avoid it, there may be value in pondering why Jesus called some (or all) mammon (wealth) unrighteous. The phrase occurs in the Gospel of Luke where Jesus says: I tell you, make friends for yourselves by your use of dishonest wealth, so that, when it fails, they will welcome you to eternal dwellings. (Luke 16:9). We discussed yesterday what it means to be welcomed into eternal dwellings and who these friends who welcome us really are. But in this post perhaps we can consider...
  • Morality and economics, Pope Francis, and Rush Limbaugh

    11/30/2013 3:59:08 PM PST · by NYer · 123 replies
    Renew America ^ | November 30, 2013 | Matt C. Abbott
    Pope Francis recently issued the apostolic exhortation "The Joy of the Gospel." Click here to read it. Conservative radio personality Rush Limbaugh isn't pleased with the document, calling it "pure Marxism coming out of the mouth of the pope." (Source) I sought comment on the matter from Father John Trigilio Jr., Ph.D., Th.D., president of the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy. Below is Father's analysis (slightly edited). I often listen to Rush Limbaugh and find him to be an intelligent man and an erudite conservative journalist. He uses common sense and logic to expose the fallacious arguments of liberal progressives. Unfortunately,...
  • Black Friday: A Shameful Orgy Of Materialism For A Morally Bankrupt Nation

    11/29/2013 4:53:58 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    theeconomiccollapseblog ^ | 11/29/2013 | Michael Snyder
    It has been called "America's most disturbing holiday". Black Friday is the day when millions of average Americans wait outside retail stores in the middle of the night in the freezing cold to spend more money that they do not have for more cheap Chinese-made products that they do not need. It is a day when the rest of the world makes fun of Americans for behaving like "rabid animals" and "zombies" as we indulge in a tsunami of greed. It truly is a shameful orgy of materialism for a morally bankrupt nation. It is being projected that approximately 140...
  • Fights, stabbing at Walmart Black Friday discount sales in America

    11/29/2013 6:44:20 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    news.com.au ^ | November 28, 2013
    Fights over items greatly reduced have taken place at Walmart stores in Beaumont, Texas; Jordan Creek in Iowa; Johnson City in Tennessee and Rialto in California. There was also a stabbing in a Walmart car park outside Walmart in Claypool Hill, Virginia.
  • Why Pastors Won't Take a Stand

    09/28/2013 6:21:38 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 78 replies
    Renew America ^ | September 28, 2013 | Chuck Baldwin
    I am constantly asked, "Chuck, why don't pastors take a stand and speak out?" I've been a pastor most of my adult life. I believe I am qualified to answer that question. Here is the stark reality: the vast majority of pastors today are "success" oriented. Beginning in Bible College or seminary, and continuing throughout a pastor's ministerial life, the emphasis is success. And that means church growth, larger congregations, bigger buildings, bigger offerings, burgeoning statistics, greater notoriety, denominational praise, invitations to speak at conferences, applause from fellow ministers, not to mention the financial perks and benefits that come with...
  • Pope Francis urges global leaders to end 'tyranny' of money

    05/16/2013 8:45:01 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 75 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | May 16, 2013 | Nick Squires
    Pope Francis has called on world leaders to put an end to the "cult of money" He said free-market capitalism had created a “tyranny” and that human beings were being judged purely by their ability to consume goods. Money should be made to “serve” people, not to “rule” them, he said, calling for a more ethical financial system and curbs on financial speculation.
  • We could have had it All if we allowed God to go Before Us

    11/15/2012 7:05:18 PM PST · by publius321 · 8 replies
    And Asa cried unto the LORD his God, and said, LORD, it is nothing with thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power: help us, O LORD our God; for we rest on thee, and in thy name we go against this multitude. O LORD, thou art our God; let not man prevail against thee. II Chronicles 14:11 Sadly, we could have had both prosperity -and- a great awakening if we had sought first the kingdom of God as our founding fathers did. Following is my opinion of the Republican Party’s problem from back in...
  • The GOP is Serving Mammon (a false object of worship & devotion)

    02/29/2012 8:35:09 AM PST · by publius321 · 14 replies · 2+ views
    In his speech the night of the Michigan primary, Romney went out of his way to give –extra- thanks to John McCain. His linking to John McCain is quite telling because if nominated, the ultimate result will be the same as when McCain was given the nomination due to the conservative vote being amortized over multiple candidates. I will give credit to Romney. He made a great speech. The problem is that it was rhetoric and does not reflect his core beliefs. His core beliefs are reflected in his record as the Governor of Massachusetts. Conservatives do not CREATE programs...
  • The GOP is Serving Mammon (a false object of worship & Devotion)

    02/28/2012 10:01:09 PM PST · by publius321 · 5 replies
    http://www.TableOfWisdom.com ^ | 2/29/2012 | Scott Ryan
    The GOP is Serving Mammon (a false object of worship & Devotion) Did everyone enjoying watching our party being hi-jacked by yet another liberal politician? Romney went out of his way to give –extra- thanks to John McCain. That makes it so much better doesn’t it? His linking to John McCain is quite telling. I will give credit to Romney. He made a great speech tonight. The problem is that it is rhetoric that does not reflect his core beliefs. His core beliefs are reflected in his record as the Governor of Massachusetts. Conservatives do not CREATE programs that give...
  • A Religious Element In The Health Reform Debate?

    08/21/2009 6:41:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 682+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 21, 2009 | RAGHAVAN MAYUR
    Americans are churchgoers, and religion has always played a large role in U.S. politics. Health reform is no different. A new IBD/TIPP Poll shows that, depending on their faith, Americans have differing opinions and differing intensity of opinion when it comes to including a public option in any overhaul plan.Protestants, for example, oppose a public option by a 43% to 33% margin, but Catholics favor it 42% to 35%. The biggest support for a public option comes from those who identify themselves as "another type of Christian," with 49% in support and 30% opposed. A majority (54%) of non-Christians support...
  • Micah 6 (excerpted from "The Message")

    07/09/2009 2:00:12 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 14 replies · 1,058+ views
    ...I am bringing charges against my people. I am building a case...I delivered you from a bad life in Egypt; I paid a good price to get you out of slavery...I ...made it plain how to live, what to do... what God is looking for in men and women. It's quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor, be compassionate and loyal in your love, And don't take yourself too seriously— take God seriously... "Do you expect me to overlook obscene wealth you've piled up by cheating and fraud? Do you think I'll tolerate shady deals and...
  • US hedge fund bosses threaten to move to Britain (Soros,Simons,Paulson,Falcone,Griffin)

    11/23/2008 3:41:36 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 26 replies · 1,534+ views
    Guardian ^ | 11/14/08
    US hedge fund bosses threaten to move to Britain • Billionaires battle against threat of regulation • Soros says he would happily pay income tax America's top hedge fund managers staunchly defended the conduct of their secretive, high-risk industry yesterday and warned Congress that knee-jerk regulation could push financial jobs across the Atlantic to London. In a rare day of public scrutiny, the billionaire bosses of five leading hedge funds appeared before the house oversight committee to answer charges that their unregulated bets on financial markets have destabilised the global economy. George Soros, Kenneth Griffin, Philip Falcone, Jim Simons and...
  • Give Me That Old-Time Religion

    09/25/2008 8:10:28 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 6 replies · 528+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | SEPTEMBER 25, 2008 | DANIEL HENNINGER
    The canyons of Wall Street are ringing with Democratic politicians and liberal pundits crying out for the renewal of ancient values and a return to basics. The political right wants market failures to be punished with Old Testament ruin. The financial crisis has brought calls for a return of ethics, standards and rules -- and not just on Wall Street. Dan Henninger tells Kelsey Hubbard how these themes are affecting the campaign trail. (Sept. 25) So we're all agreed: Standards of behavior matter. All that remains is to see if this week's left-right consensus on standards can be extended to...
  • Phony, ignorant Christians

    01/27/2008 5:53:09 AM PST · by Presbyterian Reporter · 176 replies · 358+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | January 25, 2008 | Joseph Farah
    Paul warned us about times like this and the way people – including those claiming to be professing Christians – would act. I strongly believe Paul had in mind the kind of people who run major Protestant denominations like the United Methodist Church. Today, at an event in Fort Worth, Texas, leaders of the denomination, which boasts membership by President Bush and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, will consider divesting from all companies that do business with Israel. To say that even considering such an action is hateful, unbiblical, anti-Christian and evil would be an understatement. It's not even understandable except...
  • Church supports baby euthanasia

    11/11/2006 6:28:10 PM PST · by silverleaf · 46 replies · 1,593+ views
    The UK Times ^ | Sunday 12 November 2006 | Peter Zimonjic
    Church Supports Baby Euthanasia THE Church of England has joined one of Britain?s royal medical colleges in calling for legal euthanasia of seriously disabled newborn babies. Church leaders want doctors to be given the right to withhold treatment from seriously disabled newborn babies in exceptional circumstances. Their call, overriding the presumption that life should be preserved at any cost, follows that of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecology, revealed in The Sunday Times last week. The church?s position was laid out in a submission to an independent inquiry, due to publish its report this week, into the ethical concerns...
  • Presbyterian church opens door to gay clergy

    06/20/2006 4:14:32 PM PDT · by RDTF · 72 replies · 1,929+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 20, 2006 | Verna Gates
    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) - The largest U.S. Presbyterian Church body approved a measure on Tuesday that would open the way for the ordination of gays and lesbians under certain circumstances. The new policy was approved on a vote of 57-43 percent among 500 church representatives at the biennial meeting of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. It gives local church organizations more leeway in deciding if gays can be ordained as lay deacons and elders as well as clergy, provided they are faithful to the church's core values. "It permits local governing bodies to examine candidates on a wider criterion than sexual...
  • Bring lifestyle, bring money [cities compete for gay tourism]

    04/16/2006 3:38:39 PM PDT · by dukeman · 43 replies · 990+ views
    The Press-Enterprise ^ | 4/13/04 | KIMBERLY PIERCEALL
    TRAVEL: Cities ignore politics to campaign for Palm Springs' gay and lesbian tourism dollars. Palm Springs has been on to something. Since ushering out college-aged spring breakers in the 1980s and welcoming gay tourists, the city has earned a gay-friendly image and part of the estimated $65 billion spent nationwide by gay travelers every year. This weekend alone, the city expects 20,000 gay men to gather for the annual White Party, bringing $4 million with them. That kind of spending has brought some unlikely gay and lesbian suitors to the table and given Palm Springs bigger-budgeted competitors. Dallas just launched...
  • Duquesne Sophomore Challenges 'Sexual Orientation' Harassment Charge

    11/01/2005 4:21:43 PM PST · by wagglebee · 105 replies · 2,333+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 11/1/05 | Jim Brown
    A student at a Catholic university in Pittsburgh is protesting the school's decision to punish him for opposing the formation of a homosexual student group on campus. Duquesne University recently charged sophomore Ryan Miner with discrimination based on sexual orientation. Miner says he was punished for comments he made on a private website called Facebook.com after creating a group called "Against the Gay-Straight Alliance." Miner explains what happened. "I had written a blog, and I used not the most prudent of words but words that I felt coincided within my faith in the Catholic Church," the student shares. "I said,...
  • God or Mammon?

    08/04/2003 8:15:48 AM PDT · by TastyManatees · 148+ views
    Hoy*Puh*Loy ^ | 7/30/03 | Ben
    God or Mammon? In Matthew's New Testament gospel, he writes: "No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon." Matt. 6:24 Mammon translates to money. The message is that you cannot worship both God and money. Ok to have money, just don't worship the green stuff. A fairly simple, but important theme of Christianity referenced throughout the gospels. Alabama's Govenor, Republican Bob Riley gets the message. Calling for a little extra donation to the...