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  • Ted Cruz Vows To Defund Planned Parenthood, Prosecute Criminal Violations

    08/27/2015 4:12:34 PM PDT · by Isara · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Aug 2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    ... Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) says he plans to launch a grassroots campaign that will defund Planned Parenthood in all 50 states and prosecute all criminal violations by the nation’s largest abortion provider.Cruz invited thousands of evangelical pastors from across the country to participate in a conference call Tuesday night, and let them know he would do his best to ensure the government is not funded if funding includes taxpayer monies for Planned Parenthood.---“We can expect President Obama and many of the congressional Democrats to cry loudly that if Congress uses its authority, Congress will be quote ‘shutting down the...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz calls out to pastors for support against Planned Parenthood

    08/26/2015 7:43:02 AM PDT · by Isara · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | August 26, 2015 | Marvie Basilan
    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz has invited 100,000 pastors to participate in a conference held Tuesday, which talked about how to defund Planned Parenthood. According to the Christian Broadcasting Network, Cruz's email to the thousands of pastors stated how he denounced "Planned Parenthood's barbaric practices of harvesting the body parts of innocent babies and selling them to the highest bidder." While Cruz is seen by some voters and election critics to be a tad farther behind the race, the Texas lawmaker continues to step on high gear this week as he pushes for a 50-state campaign that looks toward...
  • If America Goes Down the Toilet: I'm Blaming Lame Pastors

    08/16/2015 4:33:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 68 replies ^ | August 16, 2015 | Doug Giles
    Our country is in a crap sling of gastronomical proportions. I was going to say astronomical but this thing is more gassy than it is interplanetary. You wanna know how messed up we’ve become? Well, for one, Kim Kardashian has 43 million followers on Instagram just waiting for her to post a pic of her ample ass-ets. Secondly, social media dipsticks think Cecil The Lion’s plight was/is more important than Planned Parenthood's dealing aborted baby body parts. Thirdly, there are actually people in this country, who call themselves Americans, who’re contemplating making Hillary Clinton president. Look, as far as I’m...
  • Why Are (Some) Megachurch Pastors Silent on LGBT Issues?

    07/01/2015 1:18:54 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 44 replies
    charisma news ^ | 6/19/2015 | Daniel K. Norris
    God is not silent, but His pulpits are! An article addressing gay marriage and transgender issues came across my newsfeed. It stood out because the reporter quoted a response from, "a megachurch pastor, who asked not to be named."1 The pastor of this megachurch did a fantastic job of clearly stating what the Bible had to say concerning marriage and gender. However he apparently felt it necessary to do so behind the cloak of anonymity. Why? Is this where we are in the church in America? Are we so afraid of the controversy and backlash of the political correctness police...
  • Tennessee Lawmakers Drafting Bill to Protect Pastors Who Object to Marrying Same-Sex Couples

    06/30/2015 6:29:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/30/2015 | Vincent Funaro
    Tennessee lawmakers are drafting a new bill expected to protect pastors who refuse to perform same-sex wedding ceremonies for religious reasons. The bill, named the "Tennessee Pastor Protection Act" by its creators Republican Reps. Bryan Terry of Murfreesboro and Andy Holt of Dresden, say their goal is to provide legal protection for clergy who might be forced to perform same-sex marriages on church property after Friday's Supreme Court ruling that made same-sex marriage legal across the U.S. image: Republican Rep. Andy Holt (Photo: Press Release/ Dresden, Tennessee, Republican Rep. Andy Holt. image: "It comes as no surprise that...
  • 2 pastors in Sudan face death over Christian faith

    06/02/2015 1:23:52 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/26/15 | Lisa Daftari
    Two Christian pastors from South Sudan who traveled north to Sudan and were arrested on charges of spying could face the death penalty when their trial begins next week, according to their attorneys. Yat Michael Ruot and Peter Yein Reith, both Presbyterian pastors from the breakaway Christian nation of South Sudan, are being held by Sudans National Intelligence and Security Services on charges of undermining the constitution and espionage. Their supporters say their arrest and pending trial is just the latest effort by the militant Islamist government in Khartoum to stamp out Christianity.
  • Addressing Signs of Leadership Fatigue

    06/02/2015 9:07:58 AM PDT · by OK Sun
    Thom S. Rainer ^ | May 21, 2015 | Chuck Lawless
    Previously, I posted on 13 Signs of Leadership Fatigue. Several readers asked me to write a follow up post about ways to deal with these signs. Maybe these suggestions will help you move past leadership fatigue. 1. Living by a get me through the day philosophy You may begin the day with prayer, but surviving the day is your prayer theme. Ask God each day to help you see glimpses of His work like an answered prayer or a restored relationship. Actually watch for those glimpses. Trust that God will show you 2. Losing vision Fatigued leaders...
  • Should Pastors Stop Signing Civil Marriage Certificates?

    04/29/2015 1:02:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 01/26/2015 | Compiled by Ruth Moon
    In response to same-sex marriage, hundreds signed a pledge endorsed by First Things to separate civil and Christian marriage. LifeWay Research found that 1 in 4 pastors (and 1 in 3 Americans) support such a move.Here’s how theologians and other experts answered the question. Answers are arranged on a spectrum from “yes” answers at the top to “no” answers at the bottom. "For a long time, Christianity has sewn its teachings into the fabric of Western culture. That was a good thing. But the season of sewing is ending. Now is a time for rending, not for the sake...
  • Black Pastors Protest Gay Speaker at Historically Black College

    03/16/2015 8:11:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | March 16, 2015 | Star Parker
    The course of history changes at special moments when courageous individuals step up to take a stand, often at personal risk, on issues burning in controversy. One of those moments was just celebrated with the commemoration of the historic civil rights march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama in March 1965. Another such moment is unfolding before us today. A group of some 150 black pastors, the National Baptist Fellowship of Concerned Pastors, is standing in protest against an invitation from the American Baptist College, in Nashville, Tennessee, to Bishop Yvette Flunder to speak at the colleges annual...
  • Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

    03/06/2015 8:50:05 AM PST · by redleghunter · 16 replies
    Blue Letter Bible ^ | July 8th, 1741 | Jonathan Edwards
    (A Sermon Preached at Enfield, July 8th, 1741 at a Time of Great Awakenings, and Attended with Remarkable Impressions on many of the Hearers.) Their foot shall slide in due time. Deut. 32:35. In this verse is threatened the vengeance of God on the wicked unbelieving Israelites, who were Gods visible people, and who lived under the means of grace; but who, notwithstanding all Gods wonderful works towards them, remained (as Deut. 32:28) void of counsel, having no understanding in them. Under all the cultivations of heaven, they brought forth bitter and poisonous fruit; as in the two verses next...
  • Black Ministers Welcome PM Netanyahu to Congress

    02/27/2015 6:16:46 PM PST · by Wiz-Nerd · 21 replies
    UrbanCure ^ | February 27, 2015 | Star Parker
    Black Ministers Welcome PM Netanyahu to Congress. There are written words for an excerpt only their own voices. Video at link.
  • When my church found out I worked for Planned Parenthood, they kicked me out. What if

    12/15/2014 5:29:08 PM PST · by Morgana · 62 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Mon Nov 10, 2014 | Abby Johnson
    I wrote in my book, unPlanned, about a church that kicked me out when they found out that I worked for Planned Parenthood. I often get questioned about that, whether I still think they made the wrong decision. My answer is a resounding YES. I try not to go down the what if road very often. It isnt fruitful and just makes you feel crummy. But, just for the sake of this article, lets go there. What if I had been ministered to instead of shunned by that church? How could my life be different? Well, maybe I would have...
  • Joel Osteen Praises Obama as a Christian

    11/04/2014 10:39:28 AM PST · by fishtank · 91 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | Oct. 31, 2014 | Tim Brown
    There are still self-professed "Christians" who continue to promote the heresies and unbiblical teachings of Joel Osteen and his wife Victoria.... ....My friends, Joel Osteen is in the position he is in because the professed Church has not called people like him out and dealt with him biblically. It's time the people of God start dealing with false teachers in a biblical manner.
  • Rogue pastors endorse candidates, but IRS looks away

    11/03/2014 12:38:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/3/2014 | By RACHAEL BADE
    A record number of rogue Christian pastors are endorsing candidates from the pulpit this election cycle, using Sunday sermons to defiantly flout tax rules. Their message to the IRS: Sue me. But the tax agency is doing anything but. Although the IRS was sued itself for not enforcing the law and admitted about 100 churches may be breaking the rules, the pastors and their critics alike say the agency is looking the other way. The agency refuses to say if it is acting. At the same time, the number of pastors endorsing candidates in what they call Pulpit Freedom Sunday...
  • Is Your Church Safe?

    11/03/2014 8:45:22 AM PST · by Gamecock · 20 replies
    The Aquilla Report ^ | November 3, 2014 | Timothy J. Hammons
    I was talking with a friend a few weeks ago about a church she used to attend. She stopped going because the pastors, who called themselves team leaders, never wanted to deal with any topics that might be controversial, like abortion. In fact, their stated goal was that they wanted the church to be safe for people. The thought of a safe church has bounced around in my head off and on since then. What in the world is a safe church, especially given that the gospel itself, is not safe. Jesus isnt safe. God Himself, is not safe. In...
  • Should Pastors Endorse Candidates From The Pulpit?

    11/03/2014 4:58:04 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 24 replies
    A group called Alliance Defending Freedom organized a group of around 1,600 pastors who endorsed candidates from the pulpit in the weeks leading up to tomorrows election. Since the 1950s the IRS has banned 501(c)(3) tax exempt churches from engaging in political activity, including endorsing candidates. The IRS has never enforced the law. Every few years the government sends out warning letters but its never actually taken the law to court. They likely know it wouldnt be upheld by the Supreme Court. The Alliance Defending Freedom appears to be a conservative group and as such their 1,600 pastors appear to...
  • Megachurch Pastors Divided Over Texas Voter ID Law; T.D. Jakes Calls It 'Needless,'

    10/30/2014 8:38:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/30/2014 | Leonardo Blair
    Two of Texas's most popular megachurch pastors, T.D. Jakes of The Potter's House and Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Church, Dallas, reflected dueling positions on the state's controversial voter identification law. Jakes dismissed it as "needless" while Jeffress argued that the law is necessary ahead of Tuesday's mid-term elections. The Texas legislature passed Senate Bill 14 (SB 14) into law in 2011 in a bid to curb voter fraud. It requires voters seeking to cast their ballots in person to present photo identification, such as a Texas driver's or gun license, a military ID or a passport according to
  • Gay Marriage: No One Expects the Secular Inquisition (Pastors Threatened)

    10/29/2014 11:55:01 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 22 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 20, 2014 | Robert Tracinski
    On Friday, city officials in Coeur dAlene, Idaho, informed Donald and Evelyn Knapp, ordained ministers and proprietors of the Hitching Post Wedding Chapel, that they would be required to perform gay weddings or face fines or possibly jail time under the citys public accommodations statute. Their religious views are expected to adjust to the edicts of the state. So its official: a new religious orthodoxy is sweeping across the nation, imposed by government and backed by force. Its a religious orthodoxy required by secular authorities for a secular purpose, but no matter. Heretics will be found out and forced...
  • Southern Baptists tell pastors: hold line on gays

    10/28/2014 11:03:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 28, 2014 8:50 PM EDT | Rachel Zoll
    More than a thousand evangelical pastors and othersgathered for a three-day conference to steel the resolve of Christians who preach that gay relationships are sinfulwere asked a simple question: How many live in a state that recognizes same-sex marriage? Hands rose all across the convention hall. This moral revolution is happening at warp speed, said the Rev. Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. This is a real challenge to us on biblical authority. Speakers at the event said they understood they were on the losing end of the culture war on marriage. But they were prepared to...
  • Hillsong Church, Relevance & Pariahs...declined to give the church's position on same-sex marriage

    10/21/2014 8:59:06 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 20 replies
    The Aquilla Report ^ | October 20, 2014 | Mark Tooley
    Full Title: Hillsong Church, Relevance & Pariahs. Hillsong's pastor, stressing the church's need to stay relevant, declined to give the church's position on same-sex marriage Theres a good piece by Andrew Walker in First Things on a popular international church network called Hillsongs apparent equivocation on marriage. At a recent New York press conference, the ministrys leader, Brian Houston, declined to answer whether the ministry affirms the biblical position. Instead, he stresses the churchs need to stay relevant. Earlier this year the pastor of Hillsongs New Yorks congregation, the ultra hip Carl Lentz, shared similar views with CNN. His wifeadded:...
  • Houston Pastors Fight Censorship Challenge

    10/21/2014 8:04:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | October 21, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    Houston recently passed an ordinance through its city council that has sparked quite a bit of controversy amongst conservative evangelicals. The Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), a broad-sweeping, left-leaning law trumpeted by the City of Houston and its openly gay mayor, Annise Parker, is supposed to protect gay, lesbian and transgender people from discrimination. All well and good, but according to the Independent Journal Review, the ordinance to ensure nondiscrimination, discriminates against those of faith who oppose it. Five pastors, members of Houston's conservative, evangelical base, oppose HERO, as does the liberal Americans United for the Separation of Church and...
  • Idaho Pastors Face Jail Time, Thousands in Fines for Not Performing Gay Weddings

    10/20/2014 10:08:03 AM PDT · by DaveMSmith · 30 replies
    Christian Post ^ | October 20, 2014 | Anugrah Kumar
    Two ordained Christian pastors in Idaho have filed a federal lawsuit and a motion for temporarily restraining Coeur d'Alene city officials from forcing them to perform same-sex wedding ceremonies or face prosecution for violating "non-discrimination" laws. Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed the lawsuit and the motion on behalf of Donald Knapp and his wife, Evelyn, who run Hitching Post Wedding Chapel and have been required by city officials to perform gay ceremonies or face months in jail and/or thousands of dollars in fines. The city says its non-discrimination ordinance requires them to perform same-sex wedding ceremonies because the courts have...
  • Mike Huckabee Asks Pastors Across the US to Send Sermons, Bibles to Houston Mayor

    10/20/2014 8:18:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/20/2014 | Anugrah Kumar
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said pastors from across the United States should send "thousands and thousands" of Bibles and sermons to the Houston mayor who demanded pastors turn over their sermons to the government due to their objection to an LGBT discrimination city ordinance. "I hope she gets thousands and thousands of sermons and Bibles," Huckabee said on his Fox News show Saturday, referring to Mayor Annise D. Parker. "It ought to make you mad that the mayor thinks she can turn in her pastors. And so I got an idea," Huckabee explained. "If she wants a sermon, here...
  • In Idaho, Christian Pastors Ordered to Perform Gay Marriages. You Will Be Made to Care.

    10/18/2014 5:02:00 PM PDT · by cblue55 · 48 replies
    Red State ^ | October 18, 2014 | Erik Erikson
    It is one of the tenets of the current movement toward gay marriage. They get to get married, Christians are forced to provide goods and services if they demand it, but and this is the key caveat of it all but Christian ministers will not be forced to wed gays because of their religious concerns.
  • More Than 1,800 Pastors Advocate For Political Speech Rights in Church

    10/15/2014 5:38:22 AM PDT · by PROCON · 19 replies
    cnsnews ^ | Oct. 13, 2014 | Brittany M. Hughes
    ( - So far this year, more than 1,800 pastors across the United States have participated in Pulpit Freedom Sunday, an annual event hosted by Alliance Defending Freedom that advocates for pastors right to speak on politics from the pulpit without fear of losing their churches tax exempt status. Pulpit Freedom Sunday, which started Oct. 5 and runs through Election Day on Nov. 4, first began in 2008 with only 33 participating pastors.

    10/16/2014 4:11:04 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 74 replies
    Stand Up For The Truth! ^ | 10/14/2014 | A.Spreeman
    The city of Houston has issued subpoenas demanding a group of pastors turn over any sermons dealing with homosexuality, gender identity or Annise Parker, the citys first openly lesbian mayor. And those ministers who fail to comply could be held in contempt of court. The citys subpoena of sermons and other pastoral communications is both needless and unprecedented, Alliance Defending Freedom attorney Christina Holcomb said in a statement. The city council and its attorneys are engaging in an inquisition designed to stifle any critique of its actions. ADF, a nationally-known law firm specializing in religious liberty cases, is representing five...
  • Attorney General Greg Abbott Asks Houston City Attorney to Withdraw Subpoenas Seeking Sermons...

    10/15/2014 9:02:07 PM PDT · by lightman · 64 replies
    Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott ^ | 15 October AD 2014 | AG Greg Abbott AUSTIN -- Attorney General Abbott today asked that the Houston City Attorney to immediately withdraw the subpoenas sent last month to several Houston-area pastors seeking sermons, notes and other information. In his letter to the city attorney, Attorney General Abbott said, Whether you intend it to be so or not, your action is a direct assault on the religious liberty guaranteed by the First Amendment. The people of Houston and their religious leaders must be absolutely secure in the knowledge that their religious affairs are beyond the reach of the government. Mr. David Feldman City Attorney City of Houston...
  • Pastors to mayor: Dont mess with Texas pulpits

    10/15/2014 1:14:37 PM PDT · by dware · 78 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10.15.2014 | Todd Starnes
    Christians across the nation are mobilizing to defend a group of Houston pastors who were ordered by the city to turn over any sermons dealing with homosexuality, gender identity issues or Houston mayor. Their message is simple Dont Mess with Texas Preachers.
  • Progression of Gay Militantism Reaches Houston in Move Against Pastors

    10/15/2014 10:03:11 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/15/14 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    If you dare oppose the gay agenda, you will be destroyed. Progression of the gay agenda will only become more intrusive, more tyrannical, and more Orwellian To Christians, homosexuality is an unacceptable behavior to God, as well as to Christs Flock. Since the dawn of the Christian Church a couple thousand years ago (and prior during the Old Testament era), homosexuality has been taught to be an affront against God. Scripture reveals that homosexuality was a part of the reason for the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, and a sign of the perverse evil Earths inhabitants had turned to during...
  • Exclusive: Rand Paul Discusses Why He's Pro-Life at Rally with 400 North Carolina Pastors

    10/03/2014 7:50:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies ^ | 10/2/2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) rallied 400 North Carolina pastors Tuesday evening, explaining to them why he is pro-lifean issue that, given Pauls libertarian leanings, could be a point of attack from other conservative candidates in his likely 2016 presidential campaign.
  • Dallas Megachurch Pastors at Odds on 'Christian' Response to Border Crisis (VIDEO)

    07/16/2014 8:59:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/16/2014 | BY NICOLA MENZIE
    Two influential pastors in Dallas, Texas, are at odds on what they both believe the appropriate Christian response should be to the recently-publicized border crisis involving children entering the United States illegally and unaccompanied. The unprecedented influx of young children and teens trying to illegally enter the United State along the country's southwestern border has "triggered a political and humanitarian crisis," according to NBC News. According to Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Dallas, the most compassionate thing the U.S. government can do to address the border crisis, heightened by the influx of unaccompanied alien children, is to secure the...
  • NC Pastors Demand Gov. Pat McCrory Defend State's Constitutional Amendment Banning Gay Marriage

    07/16/2014 8:54:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/16/2014 | Alex Murashko
    A group supporting the North Carolina Pastors Network demanded the state's governor defend the constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in the state despite lawsuits from same-sex couples at the local and national level at a rally on Tuesday. Leaders from the group of about 30 people who gathered on the steps of the old Capitol building, are sending North Carolina Republican Gov. Pat McCrory a petition asking him to use his executive powers to defend the amendment that was approved by 61 percent of voters in 2012, The Associated Press reported. In a recent column for The Christian Post, Rev....
  • Feds: Pastors not welcome at immigration camps

    07/09/2014 3:06:33 PM PDT · by lilyramone · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 9, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    Pastors and churches have been banned from helping the thousands of illegal immigrant children housed in border detention facilities run by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, clergy in Texas and Arizona tell me. Border Patrol told us pastors and churches are not allowed to visit, said Kyle Coffin, the pastor of CrossRoads Church in Tucson, Arizona. Its pretty heartbreaking that they dont let anybody in there -- even credentialed pastors.
  • Pro-Abortion Christian Pastors Distribute Condoms Outside Hobby Lobby to Protest SCOTUS Decision

    07/04/2014 9:51:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Pro-abortion pastors from different Christian denominations distributed condoms outside a Hobby Lobby store to protest this weeks Supreme Court decision giving it and other companies the ability to opt out of the Obamacare HHS mandate that compels them to pay for abortion-causing drugs for their employees. This comes after a NARAL board member suggested abortion activists have sex in Hobby Lobby stores as a protest. The Chicago Sun Times has more on what happened: hobbylobby27Christian clergy and activists from different faiths protested outside a Hobby Lobby on Route 59 Wednesday in protest of the U.S. Supreme Courts decision that says...
  • Franklin Graham Calls on Pastors to Speak Out on Abortion, Homosexuality; Says 'God Hates Cowards'

    05/24/2014 7:35:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/23/2014 | Michael Gryboski
    (Photo: The Christian Post / Sonny Hong)Rev. Franklin Graham addressing pastors at the Watchmen on the Wall National Briefing, held at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on Thursday, May 22, 2014.WASHINGTON – The Rev. Franklin Graham told a large gathering of pastors on Thursday to address controversial issues from the pulpit, declaring that "God hates cowards."Graham, president and CEO of Samaritan's Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, based his remarks on Revelation 21:8, wherein God lists eight groups of people who will be "in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is...
  • Watchmen on the Wall Conference 2014 -- A Spiritual Challenge to Rev. Franklin Graham

    05/25/2014 1:45:00 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 23 replies
    Patton@Bastogne ^ | 2014-05-25 | Patton@Bastogne
    . To Rev. Franklin Graham "Watchmen on the Wall Conference" 2014 Billy Graham, Jerry Falwell, J. Vernon McGee, Dr. James Dobson ... all great Christian leaders and bible teachers of America in the 1960s thru 1990s ... Or were they ? For all the great works they did for Christ's church in America, IS IT POSSIBLE they made one (1) grave mistake ? I declare that they did, to the detriment of at least TWO American generations ... And I respectfully challenge Rev. Franklin Graham (and the other Conference speakers) to ACKNOWLDGE THEIR MISTAKE and APOLOGIZE to their Church Congregations....
  • 100 Black Pastors: Gay Rights Don't Compare to Civil Rights...

    05/19/2014 5:42:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    Gospel Herald ^ | 5/13/14 | By Leah Marianne Klett
    Detroit Black Pastors are speaking out against Judge Bernard Friedman's overruling of the 2004 voter approved amendment to the Michigan Constitution that defines marriages as between one man and one woman. Despite the votes of 2.7 million voters who voted in favor of marriage protection, Friedman called the amendment "unconstitutional" and "irrational."
  • Gay Marriage and Homosexuality: What Have Joel Osteen, Billy, TD Jakes and Other...

    05/03/2014 4:29:17 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 39 replies
    Breathecast ^ | Apr 29, 2014 | Jeannie Law
    Full title of this poorly written article: Gay Marriage and Homosexuality: What Have Joel Osteen, Billy and Franklin Graham, Joyce Meyer, TD Jakes and Other Top Pastors Said on the Subjects Evangelist, Reverend Franklin Graham recently participated in a news panel discussion in which he answered questions on homosexuality. Some of the world's most popular evangelicals in America have shared a similar biblical position as Graham in past interviews. Joel Osteen, Joyce Meyers, T.D. Jakes and more, like Graham, have openly shared their thoughts on the divisive subject, and they have used their knowledge of scripture to shed a light...
  • 10 Pastors Im Concerned About

    04/13/2014 7:53:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Scott Postma ^ | 04/13/2014
    It’s not a secret the church has been in decline for a number of years and for a variety of reasons. You can read some statistics and views on why, here and here and here. Everyone has their opinions.Abuse, apostasy, and irrelevance are just a few of the words that keep coming up in the search for reasons for the decline. There are a variety of compelling opinions and I even have a few of my own.But I suggest there is another area of decline more significant and perhaps much less obvious—and one that certainly contributes to the church’s decline...
  • Pastors Enchanted by Hollywood's Courting Lead Christians to Patronize "Noah" Propaganda Film

    03/31/2014 10:06:33 PM PDT · by publius321 · 16 replies
    "Some Christian leaders and Pastors have been making some pretty big leaps to actually recommend that Christians not only embrace Darren Aronofskys Noah movie but pay to see it. A couple of such articles I have read include one written exclusively for by John Snowden, the Biblical Consultant to filmmakers on the 'Noah' movie And another by Phil Cooke titled Why I'm Recommending Christians See the Movie "Noah" Many tweets by supporters have echoed some of the main points in those two articles so I will focus on Mr. Cookes article. Before the film was released, these leaders contended...
  • Black Pastors Call for Impeachment of Eric Holder

    03/01/2014 7:51:01 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 19 replies ^ | February 25, 2014 | Matthew Burke
    Today, the Coalition of African American Pastors (CAAP) is launching a grassroots efforts to push for the impeachment of Obamas Attorney General Eric Holder, saying the radical leftist should be impeached over repeated lawlessness. Rev. Bill Owens, CAAP Founder and President said in a statement that Eric Holder has no legal authority to pick and choose which laws hes going to enforce: The Attorney General of the United States should be impeached over his repeated lawlessness in attempting to impose same-sex marriage throughout the nation. Its one thing to make a political argument that gay marriage should be the law,...
  • Black Pastors Demand Planned Parenthood be Held Accountable for Killing Woman in Abortion

    02/28/2014 5:06:52 AM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    Life News ^ | Lauren Enriquez
    Washington, DC (LiveActionNews) Black leaders in Illinois have closed ranks, calling for increased accountability and safety regulations for abortion mills after the death of Tonya Reaves, who bled to death after a botched abortion in a Chicago Planned Parenthood. Reverend Ceasar LeFlore, Bishop Lance Davis, and State Representative Tom Morrison are leading the crusade for legislative change in the state of Illinois to prevent future tragedies like Reavess. Rev. LeFlore stated: tonyareavesWhile Roe v. Wade provides a women with choice it does not guarantee the safety of her life nor set a standard for abortion clinics demanding due diligence...
  • Disgraced Ex-Preacher Says Theres a Major Culture Problem in Evangelical Christianity

    01/15/2014 5:30:34 PM PST · by Gamecock · 120 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Dec. 16, 2013 | Billy Hallowell
    Ted Haggard, a preacher who stepped down in 2006 from his position as president of the National Association of Evangelicals and pastor of New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colo., following a sex and drug scandal, recently spoke out about Isaac Hunters suicide, an event that took the evangelical world by storm last week. Focusing specifically on the scandals and charges of wrongdoing that have surrounded many famed preachers himself included Haggard said that evangelical Christians sometimes fail to properly apply the gospel when dealing with faith leaders who fall from grace. Hunter, the former pastor of Summit...
  • Pastors are not Interchangeable Parts A Reflection on an Article By George Weigel

    07/24/2013 1:43:24 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | July 23, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    George Weigel recently published an article in First Things that offers a good critique of a common practice in most U.S. Dioceses, that of moving pastors every six to ten years. While some priests are lucky enough to stay longer, most find themselves moving every six or more years. Frankly, both priests and parishes usually suffer as a result.There are, of course times when it is a good idea for a pastor to move on. Sometimes he is a poor match for the parish in question, sometimes there has been a change in the parish for which he is ill-equipped...
  • Faith leaders urge Redskins owner Dan Snyder and NFL to change teams name

    12/05/2013 6:11:17 PM PST · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/5/2013 | Theresa Vargas
    Dozens of area clergy members have signed a letter to the owner of the Washington Redskins and the commissioner of the National Football League, calling on the team to recognize that words can cause great pain and change its name.The derogatory term redskin offends many Native Americans and others in this country, said the letter signed by 61 faith leaders. This word, defined in the dictionary as a slur, should not be publicly marketed and celebrated in America, which is built on the ideals of respect and inclusion.The missive marks the latest effort in the push to change the teams...
  • Pastors To Protest OKC "Gay Play" Of Biblical Satire

    11/28/2013 7:21:23 AM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 15 replies
    NEWS9.COM ^ | 27 NOVEMBER 2013 | NEWS9.COM
    OKLAHOMA CITY - Pastors from across the Oklahoma City metropolitan area say they are outraged and offended over a play featuring biblical satire and simulated gay sex. Members of the clergy are planning a protest to be held at the city-owned Civic Center Music Hall on the opening night of OKC Theatre Company's production of, "The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told." The play's opening night is Dec. 6. Productions will be held at the center's black box theater, which holds an audience of nearly 90 people. The comedy features a twist on stories of the Bible. In one scene at...
  • Why Not a Foul-Mouthed Pastor? Should pastors swear to be more "real" and "relevant"?

    11/17/2013 7:36:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/16/2013 | Walter Hudson
    The closest a Christian comes to hearing the literal voice of God is when their familiarity with scripture evokes verses in answer to life’s queries. For instance, when confronted with the Washington Post’s profile of “tatted up, foul-mouthed” Lutheran minister Nadia Bolz-Weber, something like 2 Timothy 4:3-4 comes to mind: For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. The Post provides little from Bolz-Weber which passes for...
  • Ted Cruz Speaks on His Faith to South Carolina Clergy

    11/04/2013 11:21:49 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 8 replies ^ | Monday, 04 Nov 2013 01:11 PM | Bill Hoffmann
    Sen. Ted Cruz won't be talking politics when he addresses some 400 pastors Monday in South Carolina. The Texas Republican will focus his remarks on his faith and values. The event is sponsored by the American Renewal Project, the brainchild of evangelical political operative David Lane, The State newspaper reports. Cruz, a tea party favorite and one of the most vocal Congressional opponents of the Affordable Care Act, was a driving force behind shutting down the federal government in an effort to defund Obamacare. Cruz, a freshman, is weighing a run in the 2016 GOP presidential primaries. Sen. Tim Scott...
  • 'Fed up' Milwaukee pastors call for gun buyback program

    10/14/2013 10:16:30 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 60 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 14 oct 2013
    A group of Milwaukee pastors and their supporters gathered Monday morning at a local coffee shop to implore city officials to sponsor a gun buyback program, which they say could remove weapons from the city's streets and reduce violence in their neighborhoods. "We are here today because we are fed up," said the Rev. John McVicker Sr., pastor at Christ the King Baptist Church. "There have been far too many senseless shootings in our city, many resulting in homicide." The pastors have asked the city to allot $50,000 in its 2014 budget to initiate a one-time, anonymous gun buyback, where...
  • 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...