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  • Church leaders say Roy Moore is 'infected by a false Christian religious virus' as they hold...

    11/19/2017 8:22:13 AM PST · by Morgana · 51 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Nov. 19, 2017 | Emily Crane For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Church leaders say Roy Moore is 'infected by a false Christian religious virus' as they hold a rally in Alabama arguing he is unfit for US Senate A group of church leaders in Alabama have spoken out against Republican US Senate candidate Roy Moore saying he is infected with a 'false Christian religious virus'. The Rev. William J. Barber, a leading figure among religious liberals, led a rally against Moore at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Birmingham on Saturday after he was dogged by allegations of sexual misconduct involving teenage girls decades ago. Barber told the crowd of 100...
  • Jerusalem of the East: The American Christians of Pyongyang, 1895-1942

    11/13/2017 5:37:14 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 6 replies
    Providence Magazine ^ | July 13, 2016 | Robert S. Kim
    Unknown to the general public and ignored by the academic and foreign affairs establishments, Americans once were leaders of religion, education, and intellectual life in Pyongyang, as missionaries who created the foremost Christian community in Northeast Asia. Before the Soviet Union installed an atheist Communist regime in Pyongyang headed by Kim Il Sung, the city was the center of the Presbyterian Church in Asia, and hundreds of thousands of Korean Christians lived there and elsewhere in what is now North Korea. It was a union of Koreans and Americans that set the course that made South Korea the majority Christian...
  • Church Can Start Its Own Police Force, Alabama Senate Says

    04/12/2017 4:35:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | April 12, 2017 | Bill Chappell
    A large church in Alabama is one step closer to creating its own police force, a move that seems to be without precedent in the U.S. The state's Senate has approved legislation that would give church police officers the same powers other law enforcement officers have in Alabama. After being approved by Alabama's Senate on a 24-4 vote, the bill now heads to the state House of Representatives, where an identical bill was sent to the Public Safety and Homeland Security committee in February. Both chambers' legislation specifically names Briarwood Presbyterian Church, a Birmingham megachurch that "says it needs its...
  • Offended Muslims Say That Children's Easter Egg Hunt 'Violates the U.S. Constitution'

    03/29/2016 9:07:21 AM PDT · by kevcol · 64 replies
    patriotupdate.com ^ | March 26, 2016 | David Mcintosh
    The Muslims told the Detroit Free-Press that they were concerned about the religious implications of Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church's "Eggstravaganza!" They were also "troubled" by images of a bunny rabbit. "It really bothered my two kids," parent Majed Moughni, told the newspaper. "My son was like, 'Dad, I really don't feel comfortable getting these flyers, telling me to go to church. I thought churches are not supposed to mix with schools.' "
  • Trump goes incognito for Christmas: The Donald avoids waiting cameras as he attends midnight mass w

    12/25/2015 6:07:58 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 160 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Chris Spargo
    Donald Trump may be a fierce debater and a brash critic who is always happy to speak his mind and then some, but there seems to be one place the presidential hopeful is more than happy to lay low - church. Trump and his family attended the 10:30pm midnight mass service at Bethesda-By-The-Sea in West Palm Beach, Florida on Christmas Eve, and the billionaire businessman somehow managed to avoid the massive number of photographers and members of the press waiting outside to document his arrival. Instead he slipped inside unnoticed for the service, with the only photographs from the evening...
  • John Witherspoon’s Presbyterian Rebellion [Happy Presbyterian Rebellion Day, everyone!]

    07/04/2015 8:54:01 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/3//2014 | Joanne Butler
    Ben Franklin is the prototype for the celebrity-as-politician. His autobiography is still in print; if he were alive, he’d be on Drudge’s columnists’ list, and command speaking fees that would turn Hillary Clinton green with envy. A popular T-shirt has a quote erroneously attributed to Franklin: ‘Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.’ But John Witherspoon? He wasn’t a fan of self-promotion, which was no less prevalent then. Today, in D.C., his statue stands at a tiny triangle where Connecticut Avenue intersects with N Street and 18th Street N.W. It is routinely ignored. At...
  • Worldwide Campaign Seeks to 'Blacken Israel's Name'

    06/07/2015 5:59:36 PM PDT · by xzins · 32 replies
    CNS ^ | June 06, 2015 | Julie Stahl and Chris Mitchell
    JERUSALEM, Israel -- What does the Presbyterian Church USA and Pink Floyd's Roger Waters have in common? They both support boycotting Israel, a sweeping movement that's trying to delegitimize the Jewish state. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says a great struggle and international campaign is being waged against his country to "blacken its name." "It is not connected to our actions; it is connected to our very existence," Netanyahu said. "It does not matter what we do; it matters what we symbolize and what we are." Just this week, the CEO of French mobile phone giant Orange said he'd cut...
  • Can Christians Believe in Science and the Resurrection?

    04/03/2015 8:05:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/03/2015 | Napp Nazworth
    WASHINGTON — Was the resurrection of Jesus Christ an anti-scientific event? This question was discussed at a March 13 conference on science and religion hosted by The American Association for the Advancement of Science's Dialogue on Science, Ethics and Religion.At the end of a panel on "Science Engagement in Congregations," an audience member who identified himself as a rabbi said "the elephant in the room has not been discussed," which he identified as, "that the fundamental basis of Christianity is a violation of nature."He began his remarks by recalling another event he attended at a Presbyterian church. An audience member...
  • Church of Scotland Votes to Allow Gay Ministers in Civil Partnerships

    05/17/2015 6:16:31 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | 5/16/15
    The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has voted to allow congregations to ordain gay ministers who are in same sex civil partnerships. Delegates voted 309 in favour and 183 against. The vote followed a church-wide debate and consultations with all 45 presbyteries, which voted 31 to 14 in favour of change. A further vote will be held this week on whether or not to extend ordination to ministers in same sex marriages. Supporters said it was time for the church to be inclusive and recognise the "mixed economy" of modern Scotland. Opponents warned that the move was contrary...
  • Church of Scotland Votes To Let Deacons And Ministers Have Same Sex Civil Partnerships

    05/16/2015 5:25:39 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 40 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | May 16, 2015 | Nicola Harley
    Church of Scotland Votes To Let Deacons And Ministers Have Same Sex Civil Partnerships Vote maintains Church's traditional view of marriage between a man and woman, but allows individual congregations to "opt out" By Nicola Harley 16 May 2015 The Church of Scotland has voted in favour of allowing people in same sex civil partnerships to be called as ministers and deacons. The decision was made by the General Assembly on the Mound in Edinburgh on Saturday, where the motion was passed by 309 votes in favour and 182 against. The outcome is the culmination of years of deliberation within...
  • Presbyterian Church (USA) votes to formally recognize gay marriage and allow same-sex weddings

    03/18/2015 7:07:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 03/18/2015 | Tobias Salinger
    Members of the Presbyterian Church (USA) have voted to make the 1.8-million-member, 10,000-congregation denomination the largest Protestant group to formally recognize gay marriage allow same-sex weddings. The Presbytery of the Palisades in New Jersey cast the necessary 86th vote Tuesday night to establish that a majority of the church’s 171 regional presbyteries now support an amendment to the church constitution that redefines marriage, the Associated Press reported. “Marriage involves a unique commitment between two people, traditionally a man and a woman, to love and support each other for the rest of their lives,” the church’s Book of Order will read,...
  • Presbyterian Church (USA): 7 Votes Away From Redefining Marriage to Include Gay Couples

    03/10/2015 7:34:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/10/2015 | BY MICHAEL GRYBOSKI
    The largest Presbyterian denomination in the United States is only seven votes away from having enough regional bodies favor changing its official definition of marriage to include homosexual unions. At last year's general assembly, Presbyterian Church (USA) approved an amendment changing their Book of Order's definition of marriage from being between "a man and a woman" to "two people, traditionally a man and a woman." Known as Amendment 14-F, the possible change to the Book of Order is leading with 79 regional bodies, or presbyteries, in favor and 37 opposed. These 79 regional bodies included the Presbytery of East Tennessee,...
  • 2 suspects in W.Va. minister killing found in Ohio

    07/01/2008 7:51:43 PM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies · 116+ views
    Army deserters told fellow soldier they committed the crime, court papers say. Two U.S. Army deserters were arrested Friday and charged with killing the Rev. Mark McCalla, a former Franklin pastor. First-degree murder charges were filed against Stephen C. Wilson, 19, of Cincinnati, and Daniel R. Smith, 22, of Newport News, Va. The men were captured after 9 p.m. Friday in downtown Columbus, according to Sgt. Dana Norman of the Columbus Police Dept. homicide bureau. The men told a fellow soldier they had shot and killed McCalla, according to criminal complaints filed in Wayne County, W.Va., magistrate court. Wilson and...
  • Abortionist: performing abortions is my Christian responsibility

    02/08/2015 9:09:16 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    clinicquotes.com ^ | February 8, 2015 | Sarah Terzo
    “I perform abortions‬ because of my religious belief. I would feel I wasn’t living up to my Christian responsibility if I saw the need to not offer an answer to that need. We have a saying among Presbyterians that God alone is Lord of the conscience.” Abortionist James Armstrong, in the 1990′s film Whose Choice?
  • Church Fights for Its $6M Property in Legal Battle With PCUSA After Split Over Homosexuality

    02/04/2015 9:27:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/03/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    A Missouri church that recently voted to leave Presbyterian Church (USA) over the mainline Protestant denomination's stance on homosexuality is facing a legal battle to keep its property, which is estimated to be worth over $6 million. Bonhomme Presbyterian Church of Chesterfield decided to disaffiliate from its PCUSA regional body, the Presbytery of Giddings Lovejoy, last October. Tom Pfizenmaier, senior pastor of Bonhomme Presbyterian Church, told The Christian Post that the decision was made due to "longstanding theological differences with the denomination." "The denominational drift away from our biblical, confessional and reformed understanding of Christ's person and work, coupled with...
  • To Anti-Semitic Christians, Israel is an Usurper

    01/07/2015 11:59:32 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 55 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 1/05/2015 | Giulio Meotti
    The Presbyterian Church USA is considering banning the word “Israel” from its prayers. That anti-Semitic resolution was meant to “distinguish between the biblical terms that refer to the ancient land of Israel and the modern political State of Israel". It has happened before. In his war against the Jews, Adolf Hitler instructed Christian theologians to rewrite the Bible, in a bid to remove all mention of the Jews. Their barbaric spirit is living on in the Palestinolatry of these liberal Christians...
  • Not just gay issues: Why hundreds of congregations made final break with mainline denominations

    12/15/2014 5:25:54 AM PST · by Gamecock · 15 replies
    In 2005, two congregations left the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). In 2006, three churches departed. But the floodgates have lifted since then as decades-old tensions between liberals and conservatives have reached breaking points. After a 2011 decision allowing gay ordinations, 270 congregations left in 2012 and 2013. And church analysts estimate upwards of another 100 churches may leave by the end of the year as presbyteries vote on a proposal to rewrite the church’s constitution to refer to marriage as being between “two people” instead of the union of “a man and a woman.” In the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America,...
  • [Israel Law Ctr] Shurat Hadin charges US Presbyterian Church with having ties to Hezbollah

    12/04/2014 6:33:52 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/04/2014 05:20 | Benjamin Weinthal
    Shurat Hadin (the Israel Law Center) has filed a legal complaint against the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA), alleging violations of the US tax code for unlawful political lobbying and contact with Hezbollah, a US-designated terrorist organization. […] Shurat Hadin said it provided the IRS with “documentary and video evidence showing PCUSA delegates meeting with the US-designated terrorist group Hezbollah, publishing anti-Semitic materials, enacting a racist policy to divest from American companies doing business with Israel, lobbying the US Congress, and distributing political advocacy materials in violation of its tax-exempt status as a religious organization.” The PCUSA declined to provide an...
  • Those Blasted Presbyterians: Reflections on Independence Day

    07/04/2014 10:22:04 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 15 replies
    The Chief End of Man ^ | 7-4-14 | Don Sweeting
    “We are subject to the men who rule over us, but subject only in the Lord. If they command anything against him, let us not pay the least regard to it.” Book Four, Calvin’s Institutes “I fix all the blame of these extraordinary proceedings upon the Presbyterians.” So one colonist loyal to King George wrote to friends in England. Around the same time, Horace Walpole spoke from the English House of Commons to report on these “extraordinary proceedings” in the colonies of the new world. “There is no good crying about the matter,” he said. “Cousin America has run off...
  • Presbyterian assembly: Gay marriage is Christian

    06/19/2014 4:45:11 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 63 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 6/19/14 | Jeff Karoub
    DETROIT — The top legislative body of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has taken major steps toward recognizing gay marriage. The General Assembly voted Thursday in favor of redefining Christian marriage in the church constitution as the union of "two people," not just "a man and a woman." The redefinition will take effect only if most of the 172 regional Presbyteries approve it in voting over the next year.