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  • Democrats Will Impose A Religious Test On SCOTUS Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

    07/11/2018 10:49:20 AM PDT · by detective · 29 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 10, 2018 | John Daniel Davidson
    The American Left equates sincere religious faith with bigotry. That’s why Kavanaugh will face a religious test from Senate Democrats in his confirmation hearings. n his remarks Monday night upon accepting President Trump’s nomination to the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh said this: “My judicial philosophy is straightforward. A judge must be independent, and must interpret the law, not make the law. A judge must interpret statutes as written, and a judge must interpret the Constitution as written, informed by history and tradition and precedent.” You’d think that would be enough to settle the question of whether Kavanaugh is fit to...
  • David Limbaugh: The Democratic Party's Christian Problem

    07/09/2018 9:22:33 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 36 replies
    CNS ^ | July 9; 2018 | David Limbaugh
    People on the left are outraged when you question their patriotism, their dedication to the nation as founded and their respect for the Constitution as originally written, but they continually vindicate our concerns. The most recent example is the left's unhinged mania at Judge Amy Coney Barrett's inclusion on President Trump's list of potential Supreme Court appointees. In times of perceived crisis — and this is certainly one of those times for leftists — they show their colors, and you can color them militantly opposed to Barrett, in large part because of her Catholicism. And guess what else. Rumor is...
  • "Power Made Perfect in Weakness" (Sermon on 2 Corinthians 12:1-10)

    07/07/2018 10:03:11 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 6 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | July 8, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Power Made Perfect in Weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:1-10) The words that engage our attention this morning and that will bring comfort to our souls are these verses from our Epistle reading, 2 Corinthians 12:9-10, where St. Paul writes: “But he [the Lord] said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am...
  • Canadian Man Faces 2 Years in Prison for Passing Out Jesus Saves Pamphlets at Gay Pride Parade

    07/02/2018 5:05:59 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 32 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 6/30/18 | Anugrah Kumar
    A Christian bus driver in Toronto has been charged with a "hate crime" for distributing pamphlets saying homosexuality can lead to diseases and that Jesus can save gay people if they repent. Bill Whatcott "distributed anti-gay material which promoted hatred toward the gay community," Toronto Police Service said in a statement, adding that he was arrested in Calgary and later returned to Toronto. The 51-year-old Christian man was charged with "willful promotion of hatred against an identifiable group, namely the gay community." The pamphlets he allegedly distributed said homosexuality is associated with sexually transmitted diseases, including HPV of the rectum,...
  • FBI head proves Washington has a vendetta against Trump

    06/17/2018 8:04:02 AM PDT · by libstripper · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 17, 2108 | Michael Goodwin
    As FBI director Christopher Wray started giving his response to the blistering report on the Hillary Clinton investigation, I hoped he would accept the findings as proof the agency lost its way and must be shaken to its foundation. By the time he finished talking, I felt ­naive for daring to hope. Wray’s performance was worse than disappointing. It was infuriating proof that it will take more than one election to change the corrupt culture of Washington.
  • University loses fight for Christian law school, SC rules limits on religious freedom 'reasonable'

    06/15/2018 5:33:45 PM PDT · by mkleesma · 22 replies
    CBC News ^ | 6/15/18 | Kathleen Harris
    "Supreme Court of Canada says 7-2 decision will ensure open access for LGBT students" A B.C.-based evangelical Christian university has lost its legal battle over accreditation for a planned new law school, with a Supreme Court of Canada ruling today saying it's "proportionate and reasonable" to limit religious rights in order to ensure open access for LGBT students. In a pair of 7-2 rulings, the majority of justices found the law societies of British Columbia and Ontario have the power to refuse accreditation based on Trinity Western University's so-called community covenant. The mandatory covenant binds students to a strict code...
  • FBI agent texted ‘We’ll stop’ Trump from becoming president(tr)

    06/14/2018 9:10:18 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 127 replies
    BREAKING: Newly disclosed text among FBI officials says ‘We’ll stop’ Trump from becoming president. The message is included in a forthcoming Justice Department inspector general report on the FBI’s handling of the Clinton email investigation.
  • N.Y. Attorney General Sues Trump Foundation Over Sweeping Violations

    06/14/2018 8:14:43 AM PDT · by NRx · 88 replies
    NY Times ^ | 06-14-2018 | Danny Hakim
    The New York State attorney general’s office filed a scathingly worded lawsuit on Thursday taking aim at the Donald J. Trump Foundation, accusing the charity and the Trump family of sweeping violations of campaign finance laws, self-dealing and illegal coordination with the presidential campaign. The lawsuit, which seeks to dissolve the foundation and bar President Trump and three of his children from serving on nonprofit organizations, was an extraordinary rebuke of a sitting president. The attorney general also sent referral letters to the Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Election Commission for possible further action, adding to Mr. Trump’s extensive...
  • Syria Report, Part One: Ethnic Cleansing and the Persecution of Yezidis and Christians in Afrin

    06/13/2018 10:57:02 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    Free Burma Ranger ^ | 13 June 2018 | FBR Syria
    A Burma medic, Joseph, treats Yezidi IDPs from Afrin.This is the first of a three-part report on Syria and our recent mission there. This was our fifth mission to Syria to give medical and other humanitarian help, build playgrounds in areas previously held by ISIS, and share the love of Jesus. We were a 17 person team; five ethnic medics and cameramen from Burma, three American volunteers, our Kurd, Iraqi, and Syrian coordinators and our family. We entered Syria from Iraq and traveled to Raqqa, Tabqa, Deir ez-Zor, Ayn Issa, Membij, Kobani, Qamishli, Tel Tamir, Hasakah, and surrounding areas. Background...
  • Prosecutors drop case against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens

    05/14/2018 3:57:24 PM PDT · by DarthVader · 68 replies
    The Washington Tmes ^ | 5/14/2018 | Victor Morton
    Missouri state prosecutors have dropped their criminal case against the Republican governor. Gov. Eric Greitens had been accused of invasion of privacy for taking a nude picture of the woman with whom he’d been having an affair. According to ABC News, prosecutors still want charges brought against the governor, but want a special prosecutor to bring them later. Prosecutors have acknowledged not having the supposed picture.
  • How California’s LGBT Therapy Ban Could Ban Christianity Itself

    05/06/2018 9:06:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 05/05/2018 | Joy Pullmann
    Three-quarters of California’s state assembly supported a bill that has striking implications for American citizens’ first freedoms, in that state and nationally. It is ostensibly a ban on gay and transgender “conversion therapy,” but the bill’s vague and sweeping text could affect essentially every institution of every religion that affirms sexual complementarity.We’re talking churches, schools, religious charities, summer camps — every forum that involves a financial transaction could be banned from allowing any discussion of basic doctrines of sexuality that Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, among others, have held for thousands of years. We’re talking core doctrines of religions adhered...
  • Opposition to the World Brings Hatred

    05/02/2018 5:30:59 PM PDT · by metmom · 4 replies
    Grace To You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “‘If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you’” (John 15:18-19). Because they are not part of the world’s system, Christians should expect it to hate and oppose them. If you’ve been a Christian for a while, you doubtless remember how soon you realized that you were no longer in step with the world’s culture. You were no longer comfortable...
  • Christians Face 2 Years in Prison for Evangelism in 8th India State to Pass 'Anti-Conversion' Law

    04/28/2018 5:24:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/28/2018 | Anugrah Kumar
    The North Indian state of Uttarakhand is now the eighth state in the country to pass legislation that is officially named the "Freedom of Religion Act" but has the allegedly hidden intent to punish those who facilitate religious conversions, especially conversions from Hinduism to Christianity. The latest law carries a jail term of up to two years. The Governor of Uttarakhand, Krishna Kant Paul, signed the Uttarakhand Freedom of Religion Bill of 2018 into law this month, according to local media reports. The law will be in force as soon as the state government, governed by the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya...
  • British police: Social media posts about Alfie Evans are ‘being monitored’

    04/25/2018 1:56:10 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 40 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 25, 2018 | Claire
    IMPORTANT: For live updates on the Alfie Evans case, click here. LIVERPOOL, England, April 25, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Liverpool police are warning that social media posts about “Alder Hey Hospital and the ongoing situation involving Alfie Evans” are “being monitored” and what they deem as “malicious communications” will be investigated. “Merseyside Police has been made aware of a number of social media posts which have been made with reference to Alder Hey Hospital and the ongoing situation involving Alfie Evans,” Merseyside Police Chief Inspector Chris Gibson said. “I would like to make people aware that these posts are being monitored and remind social...
  • Churches Demolished, Desecrated Tombs, Kindergartens Closed: Persecution in the Henan Church

    04/23/2018 6:50:08 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    AsiaNews ^ | 4/20/18 | Bernardo Cervellara
    The church of the village of Hutuo has been reduced to a pile of ruins; the tomb of the bishop of Luoyang, not recognized by the government, was desecrated; children are forbidden to enter churches; threats against Catholic parents and seniors: if they continue to believe they will not receive government subsidies or pensions.Rome (AsiaNews) - "The Catholic Church in the province of Henan, in central China, is violently persecuted! Pray for them! ": This is the appeal we received yesterday from different parts of China, along with a list of violent acts that have occurred in recent weeks and...
  • How long will I be allowed to remain a Christian?

    04/22/2018 8:49:18 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4-22-18 | Douglas McKinnon
    Too many of those who worship at the altar of political correctness have deemed that Christianity should no longer be respected. Rather, they assail it on a regular basis in a coordinated campaign to weaken the faith and its base. The prevailing view in much of the media is that Christianity is aligned with Republicans, conservatives, or the views of President Trump – and therefore must be diminished and made suspect. The New Yorker just described the opening of a few Chick-fil-A restaurants in New York City as “Pervasive Christian traditionalism,” and a “Creepy infiltration of New York City.” (Skip)...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Burke Again “Persona Non Grata”

    04/11/2018 5:05:57 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | April 11, 2018 | Gloria TV
    Cardinal Burke Again “Persona Non Grata” Cardinal Raymond Burke, the official Patron of the Order of Malta, has again not been invited to the order's International Lourdes pilgrimage which takes place from May 4 to 8, according to Riposte-Catholique.fr (April 11). Already last year Cardinal Burke was not invited. As the order's patron he would have been the one to celebrate the Sunday Mass for the about 8000 pilgrims. Pope Francis appointed Burke in 2014 as the patron of the order. Only in 2015 and 2016 he was allowed to celebrate the Sunday Mass for the Lourdes pilgrimage. In January...
  • Liberals Announce Plan to Crush Normal Americans in a New “Civil War” (Spoiler: It’s Not a Great..

    04/09/2018 6:10:33 AM PDT · by bitt · 56 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 4/9/2018 | KURT SCHLICHTER
    Tech titan Jack Dorsey of San Francisco-based social media platform Twitter applauded an article in something called Medium in which some other hipster CEO described how liberals intend to crush Normal Americans into serfdom in a bloodless “civil war.” Here it is. Ready? It will just sort of happen. Why? Because. Americans will simply decide to be like California because of reasons and phew, no more troublesome conservatives and Gaia is saved! So basically, wishing. Well, that’s a kind of war plan. Perhaps by unleashing the power of hoping so they can utterly subjugate the half of America that voted...
  • Wake Forest Religion Professor: Christianity “Fundamentally Evil”

    04/07/2018 2:12:28 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 110 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | 04/05/2018 | Rob Shimshock
    A Wake Forest University religion professor thinks it is not just illogical to believe in God, but also immoral, according to a Wednesday report. Dr. Jarrod Whitaker specializes in South Asian religions at the North Carolina school and also allegedly asserted that belief in an objective truth “is the most tremendous evil that is responsible for all the great suffering in the world,” reported The Wake Forest Review. The professor would perpetually “explain why Christian theology is problematic, racist, sexist, imperialist, and fundamentally evil,” Whitaker’s Catholic student John told the Review, who kept his identity concealed.
  • GWU Offering ‘Christian Privilege’ Training For Students And Faculty

    04/01/2018 2:32:06 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 47 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 31 March 2018 | Peter Hasson
    George Washington University (Washington D.C.) - The session will teach students and faculty that Christians “receive unmerited perks from institutions and systems all across our country” and “experience life in an easier way than non-Christians,” according to the university website.