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  • Satanist Statue Erected for the Holidays in Illinois Capitol

    12/09/2018 5:58:18 PM PST · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    Between a Christmas tree and a menorah display in the Illinois state capitol, a statue from the Satanic Temple is standing for the holiday season. The display shows an apple upheld by an arm which has been encircled by a snake. The words “Knowledge is the greatest gift” is written across the front of the black base. The satanic tribute was erected at the statehouse rotunda in Springfield. Near the display is an explanation from the local government. “The State of Illinois is required by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution to allow temporary, public displays in the...
  • PD: 2 Satan-Worshiping Girls Planned to Kill Middle School Classmates, Drink Victims' Blood

    10/25/2018 5:49:43 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/24/18 | Mary Stringini
    BARTOW, Fla. — Police say two middle school girls, who worship Satan, armed themselves with knives in a foiled plot to violently kill classmates and drink their blood at school on Tuesday. The 6th and 7th-grade girls attend Bartow Middle School, police say. At 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Bartow Police School Resource Officer assigned to the school was summoned to the principal's office in reference to an armed juvenile complaint. The investigation revealed that the students armed themselves with knives, and planned on attacking fellow students during the school day. "Fortunately, they were intercepted by school staff hiding in a...
  • Pro-Abortion Witches Plan a Public “Hex Ritual” to Curse Justice Brett Kavanaugh

    10/15/2018 3:32:03 PM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 15, 2018 | Christina Vazquez
    In true, bizarre New York fashion, a bookstore in Brooklyn is hosting a pro-abortion “hex ritual” to curse U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh this Saturday. Newsweek reports Catland Books, a “metaphysical boutique and occult bookshop,” is hosting a “Ritual to Hex Brett Kavanaugh.” Dakota Bracciale, co-owner of the bookshop and event organizer, claims witches at the event will “make Kavanaugh suffer.” Invitations to the event have been sent out via Eventbrite. The event, which is scheduled for Oct. 20, will include effigies, coffin nails, graveyard dirt and a spell, according to the report. The ritual description says that Kavanaugh...
  • Report: Witchcraft rising in US as Christianity declines

    10/12/2018 7:21:03 PM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 11, 2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    October 11, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Recent decades have seen a dramatic rise in paganism and the number of Americans identifying as witches while Christian denominations have been losing members, according to a new report. Last week, Quartz published a piece reviewing religion survey data from Connecticut’s Trinity College covering 1990 to 2008, and from Pew Research Center covering 2014 to the present. They report that the United States’ Wiccan population skyrocketed from 8,000 in 1990 to 340,000 in 2008, a year that also found roughly 340,000 self-described Pagans. “The best source of data on the number of witches in the...
  • Witches to Hex Justice Kavanaugh in Occult Ritual in NYC

    10/11/2018 5:49:29 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 92 replies ^ | 10/11/18 | Michael W. Chapman
    Witches plan to place a public hex on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh through an occult ritual on Oct. 20 in New York City, an event sponsored by Catland Books, which describes itself as "Brooklyn's premiere occult bookshop & spiritual community space." The planned ritual has been advertised on Facebook. "Please join us for a public hex on Brett Kavanaugh, upon all rapists and the patriarchy at large which emboldens, rewards and protects them," reads the description for the event, "Ritual to Hex Brett Kavanaugh.""We are embracing witchcraft's true roots as the magik of the poor, the downtrodden and disenfranchised...
  • Witches Outnumber Presbyterians in the US; Wicca, Paganism Growing 'Astronomically'

    10/11/2018 8:00:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/11/2018 | Brandon Showalter
    The population of self-identified witches has risen dramatically in the United States in recent decades, as interest in astrology and witchcraft practices have become increasingly mainstreamed. While data is sparse, Quartz noted, the practice of witchcraft has grown significantly in recent decades; those who identify as witches has risen concurrently with the rise of the "witch aesthetic." "While the U.S. government doesn't regularly collect detailed religious data, because of concerns that it may violate the separation of church and state, several organizations have tried to fill the data gap," Quartz reported. "From 1990 to 2008, Trinity College in Connecticut ran...
  • Court of Appeals unanimously rejects Satanic Temple member’s challenge to Missouri’s informed...

    08/29/2018 1:59:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    National Right to Life ^ | August 29, 2018 | Dave Andrusko
    FULL TITLE: Court of Appeals unanimously rejects Satanic Temple member’s challenge to Missouri’s informed consent law A win, at least for now. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that a member of the Satanic Temple could not challenge Missouri’s 72-hour waiting period/informed consent law because she was not pregnant at the time of her lawsuit and therefore lacked standing. The three-judge panel unanimously upheld a federal appeal court’s dismissal. The judges wrote that “although ‘[p]regnancy provides a classic justification for a conclusion of nonmootness,’ the doctrine does not apply here because she did not first establish standing.”...
  • Satanic Temple to Protest Ten Commandments at Arkansas Capitol

    08/15/2018 3:04:26 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 19 replies ^ | 8/14/18 | Natalia Mittelstadt
    The Massachusetts-based Satanic Temple is bringing its Baphomet statue to the Arkansas Capitol on Thursday for a “Rally for the First Amendment.”The purpose of the rally is to protest the state favoring Christianity over other religions by displaying the Ten Commandments monument but rejecting the Satanic Temple’s Baphomet statue. The Ten Commandments monument was approved in a 2015 act sponsored by state Sen. Jason Rapert, who privately raised funds to pay for it. The Satanic Temple’s spokesman, Lucien Greaves, said in a press release, saying, “Freedom of Religion means that the government must not be allowed to endorse one religion...
  • Moralism Is Self Deception...eschatology pt 10

    Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whoever you are who judge, for in whatever you judge another you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things. But we know that the judgment of God is according to truth against those who practice such things. And do you think this, O man, you who judge those practicing such things, and doing the same, that you will escape the judgment of God? Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance? (Romans 2;1-4)The godless are going...
  • Church of Scientology, former member settle long lawsuit (Forced Abortion)

    07/24/2018 8:36:32 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | July 24, 2018 | Staff
    <p>LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Church of Scientology and one of its former members have settled a lawsuit she filed nearly a decade ago alleging she was forced to work long hours as a pre-teen and was coerced to have an abortion at 17.</p>
  • Neopagans in Iceland Will Build the First Temple to Thor and Odin in 1000 Years

    07/18/2018 11:55:30 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 50 replies ^ | 7/11/18 | Alicia McDermott
    About 1000 years ago, paganism was practically stamped out in Iceland, while Christianity was ushered in. But Nordic neopaganism, under the name of Ásatrúarfélagið (sometimes called Asatru), has now become the fastest growing belief system in the country. And after years in the making, the believers of this faith are on the brink of worshipping in their first temple. Business Insider Nordic reports the statistics on just how fast Ásatrúarfélagið has grown, “From 570 members in 2002, the ‘association of the faith of the Æsir’ – Ásatrúarfélagið – now numbers 3900 Icelanders, making it the largest non-Christian religion in the...
  • Zoroastrian Revivalism and the Rise and Fall of the Khurramite Movement

    05/17/2018 2:29:56 AM PDT · by Cronos · 16 replies
    History ^ | mAY 17,2018 | Ibrahim Mammodov
    The rise of the Arab Caliphate in the seventh and eighth centuries is considered among the most important turning points in the history of the Middle East. Within two centuries,vast areas were united under the banner of Islam, and great empires were brought to their knees at the sword of the Arab soldiers. Among those great empires wasSassanid Persia, and the death of the last Sassanian emperor Yazdegerd III (r. 632-651) is usually considered the point when the Muslim forces put an end to Zoroastrianism in Iran. And while it is true that the fall of the Sassanids dealt a heavy blow to Zoroastrianism,...
  • Syro-Malabar [Catholic] Church Says Yoga is Incompatible with Christianity

    04/11/2018 6:45:09 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 117 replies
    AsiaNews ^ | 4/7/18
    The Church’s Doctrinal Commission released a report on ‘Yoga and Catholic beliefs’. The practice is mandatory in schools. Hindu nationalists "try to exploit yoga to achieve their political and sectarian goals." The Church warns against equating “physical experiences stemming from yoga with the workings of the Holy Spirit.”Mananthavady (AsiaNews/Agencies) – The practice of yoga is incompatible with Christian doctrine, this according to a report issued by the Syro-Malabar Church, one of the three rites of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India (CBCI). Published in the latest bulletin of the eparchy of Mananthavady, the paper by the Syro-Malabar Doctrinal Commission is...
  • English Catholic Church Desecrated in ‘Satanist’ Attack for Second Time

    04/02/2018 5:56:55 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/30/18 | Victoria Friedman
    St Mary’s Catholic Church in Great Yarmouth was “desecrated” in a satanist attack for the second time in four months. CCTV caught footage of a man setting small fires in the church on Tuesday before removing a sacred icon from the altar and replacing it with a satanic picture, then trying to burn the Christian object, reports the BBC. Norfolk Police are examining the video footage and are treating the incident as a religiously aggravated hate crime. A similar attack occurred four months ago in the 19th-century Grade II listed building when someone placed a satanic picture at the foot...
  • Local Church Leaves United Methodist Church Over Its Support for Abortion

    03/31/2018 4:56:10 AM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Mar 30, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    A Mississippi United Methodist Church recently voted to leave its denomination, in part, because of the denomination’s position on abortion. In the past, the United Methodist Church has been affiliated with the pro-abortion group Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, and some of its pastors continue to support pro-abortion causes. The denomination does not describe abortion as a sin, either. Its position statement describes abortion as a “complex” issue. It says: “Our belief in the sanctity of unborn human life makes us reluctant to approve abortion. But we are equally bound to respect the sacredness of the life and well-being of...
  • UK Prisons Recruit ‘Pagan Chaplains’ on £30k-a-Year Salaries

    03/02/2018 5:35:20 PM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/27/18 | Victoria Friedman
    The Ministry of Justice is recruiting pagan chaplains to provide “religious care” at prisons across the country – with annual salaries of up to £29,ooo – despite many of the recruiting prisons facing guard shortages, Islamic extremist inmates, and drug epidemics. “The job holder will provide for the religious care of prisoners and staff in the Pagan faith tradition and appropriate pastoral care for all irrespective of faith or tradition,” one job description for a role covering Dartmoor, Channings Wood, and Exeter prisons reads. Applicants would be expected to “lead open ritual, officiate in Rites of Passage, and run workshops...
  • 'We are being targeted': Voodoo believers fear a backlash

    02/15/2018 12:58:45 PM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    miami herald ^ | Feb 11, 2018 | By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER and PHILIP MARCELO
    BOSTON Two separate crimes against children in recent days have one haunting similarity: authorities have pointed to Voodoo rituals as a possible motive. But practitioners of Haitian Vodou, which adherents spell differently to distinguish it from other variants, say the religion does not sanction violence and fear the crimes will spark a backlash against their community. "We are being targeted," said Maude Evans, a Haitian native and Vodou priestess in Boston's Mattapan neighborhood. "I'm really concerned that that's how it's going to be from now on. They will do things and blame it on Vodou." Two sisters in East Bridgewater...
  • Brazilian Police Release Details of Grisly Child Sacrifice

    02/04/2018 4:17:09 PM PST · by marshmallow · 33 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 2/1/18 | Juliana Freitag
    Satanic ritual performed as offering to Moloch to obtain prosperityNOVO HAMBURGO, Brazil ( - Details are emerging of a grisly satanic ritual involving the dismemberment of children in South America. Brazilian police recently disclosed the details of an on-going investigation about the murder of two young siblings offered as human sacrifice in a demonic ritual last August. The corpses of the children (a boy, 8, and a girl, 10) were found dismembered in September in the city of Novo Hamburgo, in Southern Brazil. According to the police statement, the children were sold by their own parents in Argentina. The "prosperity...
  • Satanic Temple Sues to End Missouri Pro-Life Laws

    01/26/2018 4:53:18 PM PST · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    St. Louis, Mo., Jan 24, 2018 / 06:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pro-life laws in Missouri have drawn the ire of members of the Satanic Temple, which has filed a lawsuit claiming the laws violate their religious freedom. State law requires abortion providers to distribute a booklet from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services which includes the statement: “The life of each human being begins at conception. Abortion will terminate the life of a separate, unique, living human being.” This law and others drew objections from the Satanic Temple and one of its members, whose lawsuit claims the restrictions...
  • Pew: Unitarians, Atheists, Agnostics Most Favorable to Abortion

    01/25/2018 8:27:57 AM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan 25, 2018 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    Those who identify as Unitarian Universalists, Atheists or Agnostics are the strongest supporters of legalized abortion in America, according to a report published by the Pew Research Center this week. Ninety percent of members of the Unitarian Universalist Church, a liberal religion professing no creed or specific belief in God, said that abortion should be legal “in all or most cases,” Pew found, while atheists and agnostics followed behind with 87 percent of each group asserting the same thing. Notably, 75 percent of all Americans are against abortion-on-demand and believe that abortion should not be legal in all cases, as...