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  • Is it Okay For Christians to Celebrate Halloween? Hell No.

    10/30/2016 11:06:02 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 126 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | October 30, 2016 | JP
    I received an email this week from Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church. “Halloween,” he said, “is a huge opportunity … to be a light for Christ on a dark night.” Indeed, he explained, “you’ll have the MOST contact with families in your community than any other day of the year.” So Pastor Rick asked members of the Southern California megachurch to do the following for Halloween: Buy a package of the biggest candy bars we can find and tape “Trick-or-Treat invitations” to next weekend’s services at Saddleback. And stay home on Halloween night and turn on the lights so...
  • The Four Stages of Islamic Conquest

    09/25/2016 1:25:09 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 27 replies
    STAGE 1: INFILTRATIONMuslims begin moving to non-Muslim countries in increasing numbers and the beginning of cultural conflicts are visible, though often subtle. - First migration wave to non-Muslim “host” country. - Appeal for humanitarian tolerance from the host society. - Attempts to portray Islam as a peaceful & Muslims as victims of misunderstanding and racism (even though Islam is not a ‘race’). - High Muslim birth rate in host country increase Muslim population. - Mosques used to spread Islam and dislike of host country & culture. - Calls to criminalize “Islamophobia” as a hate crime. - Threatened legal action for...
  • Proselytizing climate change from the church pulpit

    07/27/2015 11:20:22 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 7/27/15 | Judi McLeod
    The triumvirate imposing man-made global warming on civil society as the 21st century’s top issue may have started at the United Nations, but it picked up steam with President Barack Obama somewhat, then surrealistically moved on to include the Vatican through Pope-Gone-Activist-Francis-Bergoglio. The climate change movement has long dictated what the masses could eat and wear, what they could drive and where they would live. They are now dictating to the masses what religion to practice, and their green religion is not Christianity. The hierarchy of the global warming/climate change movement pay loyal allegiance to the pagan religion of Gaia...
  • Mormons Being Proselyted [Sister Wives reality TV show depicts 'double standard' 'tude among Lds]

    11/04/2013 4:05:42 PM PST · by Colofornian · 29 replies ^ | Nov. 4, 2013 | Mormon Heretic
    Mormons are known for proselytizing other faiths, rather than being the subject of being proselyted. I hadn’t considered why Protestants get upset at Mormon missionaries, or even why Mormons get so upset when evangelicals try to proselyte during General Conference weekend. I also hadn’t considered Mormons proselyting or getting upset as being a double standard. There was an interesting exchange in Season 3 of Sister Wives. (I know that there are at least 6 seasons, but I don’t have cable and have refused to pay for episodes when I have Netflix already. Netflix has recently added season 3, so I...
  • Pentagon pushed to end Christian proselytizing? (Will sharing your faith be banned in the military?)

    05/02/2013 8:08:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/02/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Did the Pentagon bar Christians from talking about their faith while serving in the military? Not exactly, but a new push to aggressively stop proselytizing has chaplains nervous, according to the Deseret News: The latest salvo came this week when conservative blogger Todd Starnes wrote on Fox News and the Christian Post that the Pentagon confirmed that “religious proselytization is not permitted within the Department of Defense.”The regulation is not new. In August, the Air Force issued a policy telling its chaplains that they must balance an airman’s right to religious exercise with a prohibition against government establishment of religion....
  • Religious Groups Fear Christian Purge From Military

    04/30/2013 3:53:52 PM PDT · by markomalley · 59 replies
    Townhall ^ | 4/30/2013 | Todd Starnes
    Religious liberty groups have grave concerns after they learned the Pentagon is vetting its guide on religious tolerance with a group that compared Christian evangelism to “rape” and advocated that military personnel who proselytize should be court martialed. The Military Religious Freedom Foundation is calling on the Air Force to enforce a regulation that they believe calls for the court martial of any service member caught proselytizing. President Mikey Weinstein and others from his organization met privately with Pentagon officials on April 23. He said U.S. troops who proselytize are guilty of sedition and treason and should be punished –...
  • Pentagon: Religious Proselytizing is Not Permitted (Court Martials?)

    04/30/2013 3:33:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | April 30, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    Religious liberty groups have grave concerns after they learned the Pentagon is vetting its guide on religious tolerance with a group that compared Christian evangelism to “rape” and advocated that military personnel who proselytize should be court martialed. The Military Religious Freedom Foundation is calling on the Air Force to enforce a regulation that they believe calls for the court martial of any service member caught proselytizing. President Mikey Weinstein and others from his organization met privately with Pentagon officials on April 23. He said U.S. troops who proselytize are guilty of sedition and treason and should be punished –...
  • Foreigners arrested for trying to spread Christianity in Libya (Spread of "Democracy" alert!)

    02/16/2013 1:26:41 PM PST · by tobyhill · 4 replies
    reuters ^ | 2/16/2013 | staff
    Four foreigners have been arrested in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on suspicion of being Christian missionaries and printing books about Christianity, a security official said on Saturday. "They were arrested on Tuesday at a publishing house where they were printing thousands of books that called for conversion to Christianity," security official Hussein Bin Hmeid said. "Proselytizing is forbidden in Libya. We are a 100 percent Muslim country and this kind of action affects our national security." Hmeid said the government-affiliated security apparatus called the Preventative Security, for which he is a spokesman, had arrested an Egyptian, a South...
  • The Mormon Ethic of Civility

    07/03/2012 11:17:17 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 23 replies
    Newsroom ^ | October, 2009
    The political world is astir. Economies are faltering. Public trust is waning. Individuals feel vulnerable. And social cohesion wears thin. Meanwhile, stories of rage and agitation fill our airwaves, streets and town halls. Where are the voices of balance and moderation in these extreme times? During a recent address given in an interfaith setting, Church President Thomas S. Monson declared: "When a spirit of goodwill prompts our thinking and when united effort goes to work on a common problem, the results can be most gratifying." Further, former Church President Gordon B. Hinckley once said that living “together in communities with...
  • Islam's Cartoon Missionaries

    04/18/2012 6:10:23 PM PDT · by forty_years · 5 replies
    National Review Online ^ | April 17, 2012 | by Daniel Pipes
    Comic books as a method of missionizing for Islam (da'wa)?Yes. One year ago, Harvard University hosted a workshop to teach comic book artists how to address Americans' "unease with Islam and the Middle East." And later this week, Georgetown University will air a PBS documentary, Wham! Bam! Islam! celebrating a comic book called The 99. Wham! Bam! Islam! The 99 sounds innocuous. Adweek describes its topic as "a team of multinational superheroes [who] band together to fight the forces of evil." The American children's network Hub more fully explains that, "Created by noted Middle East scholar and clinical psychologist Dr....
  • Lying, Hitting Your Wife and Jihad: Just Another Day in a Moderate Mosque

    04/18/2011 3:02:12 PM PDT · by TheHawksNest · 2 replies
    NewsReal ^ | April 18, 2011 | Kim Edwards
    In the small city of Sammamish, WA is an Islamic worship center that most people wouldn’t even recognize as a mosque or anything other than a residential house in just another normal neighborhood. But what is being taught about Islam at the Sammamish Mosque should be brought to attention, not just in this small community, but on the national stage. When I decided to research this mosque I was ready to find the ordinary and mundane, although as a self-taught student of Islam, I was prepared to find some things of concern and perhaps the truly hair-curling. What I discovered...
  • Member missionaries online and in the media {Mormonism/AntiChristianity}

    03/05/2011 1:44:43 PM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 184 replies
    Mormon Times ^ | March 4, 2011 | William Monahan
     From media inquiries about controversial topics, like same-sex marriage, to blogs about whether Mormons are Christians, we can stay on message, keep it simple and avoid contention. Stay on messageWhen the young men and young women of one stake donated many hours of community service to beautify public areas, a leader responded to a reporter’s query: "As members of the Mormon church we believe in serving others."Though accurate, the response wasted an opportunity to promote our central message: We do what we do because we love Jesus. Because we love Jesus Christ as our Savior and Redeemer, we love our...
  • Bill O'Reilly questions Brit Humes' poselytizing Tiger Woods to turn to Christianity

    01/06/2010 7:14:02 AM PST · by RGirard · 23 replies · 870+ views ^ | Jan. 06, 2009 | Réne Girard
    On Fox News' #1 rated cable news program The O'Reilly Factor, host Bill O'Reilly interviewed guest journalist Brit Humes regarding his controversial remarks about Tiger Woods switching to Christianity made just the day before on Fox News Sunday... Bill O'Reilly played that tape, then immediately asked Hume "Is that proselytizing?" To which Brit replied "I don't think so ..." ... By definition, proselytizing is "To induce someone to convert to one's own religious faith. To induce someone to join one's own political party or to espouse one's doctrine." ... Perhaps it is the word "proselytizing" and the possible negative connotations...
  • The Clarion Call of the Great Commission Part II

    10/04/2009 9:59:40 AM PDT · by OneVike · 9 replies · 338+ views
    Post Scripts ^ | 10/4/09 | One Vike
    "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Matthew 28:19-20 The last words Jesus spoke to His disciples before He ascended into heaven to sit at the right hand of the Father would become the clarion call for thousands of Christians missionaries throughout the years. Many, like Stephen, would die a martyr's death while others would work...
  • Officials Reject Allegations of Proselytizing in Afghanistan

    05/04/2009 5:28:43 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 867+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 4, 2009 – A report broadcast by the Arab news network Al Jazeera about U.S. servicemembers proselytizing in Afghanistan is just plain wrong, Pentagon officials said today. The Al Jazeera story showed an evangelical religious service on Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan and a discussion about distributing Bibles that had been translated into Dari and Pashtu – the two major languages of Afghanistan. “American servicemembers are allowed to hold religious services,” a Defense Department official speaking on background said. “The clip shows one of those services with an American chaplain leading a religious service for American servicemembers. In it,...
  • Evangelicals hope to 'reach' Buddhists

    04/05/2007 5:05:09 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 193 replies · 2,228+ views
    Sun-Times ^ | April 4, 2007 | STEFANO ESPOSITO
    If you're a Tibetan Buddhist or you're leaning that way, you may not know it, but you need Jesus. That's the thinking behind a series of Christian evangelical workshops -- including one later this month in Wheaton -- that will coincide with the Dalai Lama's trip to Chicago and other American cities this spring. Interserve USA is putting on the workshops to teach Christians how to talk to Buddhists and, perhaps, to win converts. "We welcome the Dalai Lama here, but we also want to have a chance to reach Tibetan Buddhists with the gospel," said Doug Van Bronkhorst, executive...
  • The Hard Sell : Jews now consider proselytizing to fight assimilation

    12/16/2005 1:00:32 PM PST · by SirLinksalot · 43 replies · 978+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/16/2005 | NAOMI SCHAEFER RILEY
    The Hard Sell Jews consider proselytizing to fight assimilation. BY NAOMI SCHAEFER RILEY It is one of the most commonly understood notions about Judaism that its adherents do not proselytize. And yet there in the Boston Globe last week was the headline: "Conservative Jews Set a Conversion Campaign." What was going on? As it happened, Rabbi Jerome M. Epstein, the head of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, had set a somewhat limited campaign. At the group's convention he had urged: "We must begin aggressively to encourage conversions of potential Jews who have chosen a Jewish spouse." Such a desire...
  • Air Force clears general of proselytizing

    09/07/2005 8:40:47 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 479+ views
    AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - The Air Force Inspector General's office has cleared a top Air Force Academy general of proselytizing non-Christian cadets, Air Force spokeswoman Jennifer Stephens said Wednesday. Commandant of Cadets Brig. Gen. Johnny Weida had faced seven allegations that he improperly shared his faith. The inspector general in June cleared him of six of the seven allegations, including his June 2003 "guidance" to cadets that said they are "accountable first to your God." He also urged cadets and staff to pray. The academy said the final allegation of which he was cleared Wednesday was "using a...
  • Drug Rush Limbaugh to listeners: I belong in jail!

    10/17/2003 10:34:06 AM PDT · by RJCogburn · 189 replies · 430+ views
    Reason ^ | October 17, 2003 | Jacob Sullum
    Rush Limbaugh may not be arrested, let alone spend time behind bars, for illegally buying narcotic painkillers. "We're not sure whether he will be charged," a law enforcement source told CNN earlier this month. "We're going after the big fish, both the suppliers and the sellers." If the conservative radio commentator escapes serious legal consequences, there will be speculation about whether a pill popper who wasn't a wealthy celebrity would have received such lenient treatment. Yet the distinction between dealer and user drawn by CNN's source is both widely accepted and deeply imbedded in our drug laws. That doesn't mean...
  • The Greatest Christmas Insult Possile

    12/19/2002 10:42:09 PM PST · by WaterDragon · 86 replies · 325+ views
    Oregon Magazine ^ | December 19, 2002 | Larry Leonard
    December 19, 2002 -- Watching the PBS program, Muhammed, I was struck by a thought. Why is this being aired during the Christmas season, within a week of the day, itself? What is the message sent when timing like this is utilized? What did it mean when on the program, a woman said, “Mohammed told his followers to not do to him what the Christians did to Jesus – make him holy.”...(snip) For Complete Article Please Click Here.