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  • They Sold Their Souls to Rock and Roll

    12/23/2009 2:28:15 PM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 1 replies · 401+ views
    The Ignorant Fishermen Blog ^ | 12/23/09 | DJP I.F.
    My whole life prior to 1992 was given solely over wholly to the music industry. From playing the music to that of absolutely following all aspects of the industry and culture as some of you who knew me well know. As Almighty God began to get a hold of me and started to redirect me by His Word, I began to see the evils and vices of the whole music culture and life style. I remember saying to myself - the last day that I played in the last phase of Silent Desire (1986-1992) - I thought to myself... What...
  • Ex-abortionist says Divine Mercy is answer to worldly cynicism

    10/18/2009 5:42:39 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 4 replies · 449+ views
    CNA ^ | Washington D.C., Oct 17, 2009
    www.catholicnewsagency.com Ex-abortionist says Divine Mercy is answer to worldly cynicism Dr. John Bruchalski Related articles: Divine Mercy ChapletDivine Mercy PrayersNine Day Divine Mercy NovenaDivine Mercy Novena Washington D.C., Oct 17, 2009 / 08:03 am (CNA).- A former abortionist has said he believes that Our Lady of Guadalupe enlightened him about the destructive nature of his work, adding that Jesus’ mercy has affected and forgiven him. Devotion to The Divine Mercy, he said, is an answer to the pessimism, skepticism, relativism and cynicism of the world.Dr. John Bruchalski, who founded the pro-life Tepeyac Family Center in Virginia in 1994, performed...
  • An abortionist turns to Divine Mercy

    10/14/2009 1:40:31 PM PDT · by Patrick Madrid · 5 replies · 383+ views
    Fathers of Mercy ^ | October 14, 2009 | DivineMercy.org
    He used to perform abortions. Then he returned to his Catholic faith. Now, Dr. John Bruchalski's mission is to help spread the message of Divine Mercy through his medical practice. His powerful conversion story is why planners for the upcoming North American Congress on Mercy have invited him to give his witness for the historic Nov. 14-15 event. First, he founded the Tepeyac Family Center in 1994. The obstetrical and gynecological facility in Fairfax, Va., combines the best of modern medicine with the healing presence of Jesus Christ. Then, in 2000, he founded Divine Mercy Care, a non-profit organization performing...
  • An Abortionist Turns to Mercy (doctor who performed abortions now witness to Divine Mercy)

    10/10/2009 10:20:51 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies · 772+ views
    TheDivineMercy ^ | October 10, 2009
    He used to perform abortions. Then he returned to his Catholic faith. Now, Dr. John Bruchalski's mission is to help spread the message of Divine Mercy through his medical practice. His powerful conversion story is why planners for the upcoming North American Congress on Mercy have invited him to give his witness for the historic Nov. 14-15 event. First, he founded the Tepeyac Family Center in 1994. The obstetrical and gynecological facility in Fairfax, Va., combines the best of modern medicine with the healing presence of Jesus Christ. Then, in 2000, he founded Divine Mercy Care, a non-profit organization...
  • Does Michael Vick Deserve a Second Chance?

    07/30/2009 10:28:55 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 162 replies · 2,351+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 30 | Rick Moran
    There's Michael Vick, former starting quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons, cruel torturer of helpless animals, and sometime promoter of dogfights. Vick personifies the modern comeback story in sports. His horrific acts of barbaric cruelty visited upon dogs in his kennel, as well as his part ownership of a statewide ring of dogfighting venues, led to his conviction in 2007 on several counts of participating in illegal dogfighting activities and supplying money for the gambling operation. He was sentenced to 23 months and was released in May of this year. After his arrest, Vick held what has become the obligatory mea...
  • Exodus Youth Aim to Reverse 'Anti-Homosexual' Church View

    07/16/2009 5:21:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies · 993+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 7/16/2009 | Lillian Kwon
    Exodus Youth, part of the evangelical ministry Exodus International that deals with the issue of homosexuality, is aiming to reverse a "disturbing" trend seen across churches and perceived widely by young Americans – that the Church is anti-homosexual. Homosexuality is a topic that churches are still struggling to address in a culture that is increasingly accepting gay and lesbian lifestyles. It's a struggle that hasn't come across to many Americans in a positive light. "I think for a long time, the church just hasn't known how to talk about homosexuality," said Exodus Youth Director Scott Davis. "They've been very uncomfortable...
  • Church of England bishop says gays should ‘repent’

    07/05/2009 12:15:38 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 6 replies · 333+ views
    lasveganssu ^ | Jul 5, 2009
    A senior Church of England bishop has angered gay-rights campaigners by saying homosexuals should repent. Archbishop of Rochester Michael Nazir-Ali told the Sunday Telegraph newspaper that the Bible defined marriage as the union of a man and a woman. He said the church welcomed gay people, "but we want them to repent and be changed." Nazir-Ali is a leading member of the conservative wing of the global Anglican Communion, which is riven by divisions over homosexuality and the ordination of women. Gay groups condemned the bishop's remarks. Campaigner Peter Tatchell said Nazir-Ali's view "goes against Christ's gospel of love and...
  • Church of England bishop says gays should 'repent'

    07/05/2009 11:57:16 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 16 replies · 634+ views
    Associate Press ^ | July 5, 2009
    A senior Church of England bishop has angered gay-rights campaigners by saying homosexuals should repent. Archbishop of Rochester Michael Nazir-Ali told the Sunday Telegraph newspaper that the Bible defined marriage as the union of a man and a woman. He said the church welcomed gay people, "but we want them to repent and be changed." Nazir-Ali is a leading member of the conservative wing of the global Anglican Communion, which is riven by divisions over homosexuality and the ordination of women. Gay groups condemned the bishop's remarks. Campaigner Peter Tatchell said Nazir-Ali's view "goes against Christ's gospel of love and...
  • Change And Repent, Bishop Tells Gays

    07/04/2009 2:58:17 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 29 replies · 2,067+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | July 04th 2009
    Change And Repent, Bishop Tells Gays A senior Church of England bishop has called on homosexuals to repent and "be changed" in comments that have infuriated equality campaigners. By Jonathan Wynne-Jones, Religious Affairs Correspondent 04 Jul 2009 The Bishop of Rochester, Dr Michael Nazir-Ali, has defended traditional biblical teachings on homosexuality and said the Church should not be "rolled over by culture". Dr Nazir-Ali spoke as tens of thousands of people, including Sarah Brown, the Prime Minister’s wife, joined the annual Pride London march to celebrate homosexual culture. A war of words broke out between Labour and the Conservatives over...
  • Redeeming the Rainbow:A Christian Response to the "Gay" Agenda

    06/25/2009 6:36:30 PM PDT · by massmike · 20 replies · 771+ views
    massresistance.org ^ | 6/25/2009 | n/a
    This is possibly the most powerful book on confronting the homosexual agenda! For the past ten years, while lecturing and consulting on pro-family strategies in more than 30 countries, Dr. Lively has been writing the world's first textbook that teaches pro-family advocates how to defeat the homosexual agenda and reestablish family-centered culture in their respective nations from a Christian perspective. This book is posted free to the public.
  • An Imperfect Senator's Road to Redemption

    06/20/2009 5:51:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies · 788+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | June 19, 2009 | Kathryn Lopez
    Nevada Republican Sen. John Ensign was unfaithful to his wife; there's no excusing broken vows. But the steps he's taken since the story broke on Wednesday provide a reminder that there is a road to redemption in truth. And not just for one U.S. senator and his family, but for American politics. In his public confession and acts of atonement, Ensign has brought a refreshing change to the roster of recent Beltway loose-belt scandals that have hit both sides of the aisle. In a press conference, Ensign -- allegedly motivated by a blackmail threat - admitted to an affair with...
  • Dr. Alveda King -- Sorrow that Dr. Tiller Didn't Live to Repent

    06/01/2009 7:33:01 AM PDT · by victim soul · 54 replies · 1,788+ views
    Priests for Life ^ | 6.1.09 | Dr. Alveda King
    Dr. Alveda King, Pastoral Associate of Priests for Life and niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., said today that the killing of late-term abortionist George Tiller brings tremendous sorrow. "Two years ago, I visited George Tiller's clinic in hope of telling him that babies desire mercy," said Dr. King. "I wanted to share with him the harm I experienced from abortion. My prayer was that one day he would join me in repentance. I am deeply sorry that his life was taken before that could happen." "It's especially horrifying that Dr. Tiller was shot in church," added Dr. King....
  • Sex Industry American Missionary (Former Porn Star's Christian Ministry)

    03/26/2009 2:45:24 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 42 replies · 4,750+ views
    ShellyLubben.com ^ | Shelley Lubben
    I was a porn star. I was living the unglamorous life in the porn industry...
  • Fears of record hedge fund withdrawals

    03/23/2009 9:23:26 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies · 577+ views
    FT ^ | 03/23/09 | James Mackintosh
    Fears of record hedge fund withdrawals By James Mackintosh in London Published: March 23 2009 23:32 | Last updated: March 23 2009 23:32 Hedge fund investors believe the industry will see even bigger withdrawals this year than last, when record levels of cash were pulled from the sector. A survey of investors by Deutsche Bank found a third expect more than $200bn to be withdrawn, after a net $155bn was taken out last year, according to calculations by Chicago consultancy Hedge Fund Research. Only a quarter of investors expect net inflows into the industry, and 82 per cent of the...
  • Hookers for Jesus: ABC Presents Respectful Picture of Reformed Vegas Prostitutes

    03/14/2009 5:46:38 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 19 replies · 1,582+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | March 13, 2009 | Erin Brown
    In a respectful and compassionate manner, Nightline’s March 12 broadcast of the “Faith Matters” series brought to light a group of reformed prostitutes who have turned to religion and who are helping other women leave the destructive life of a Vegas prostitute. Hookers for Jesus is a group started by former prostitute Annie Lobert who hit rock bottom with a cocaine overdose, and decided to leave the prostitute lifestyle when, as she put it, God changed her life. ABC reporter Neal Karlinsky graciously told her story and the story of other women who have found hope through Lobert’s ministry and...
  • 14 Million See Italian Pop Star Sing of Victory over Homosexuality...Povia received strong applause

    02/21/2009 2:21:34 AM PST · by GonzoII · 18 replies · 1,349+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | February 20, 2009 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Friday February 20, 2009 14 Million See Italian Pop Star Sing of Victory over Homosexuality Italian pop star Giuseppe Povia received strong applause from audience at televised, prestigious Sanremo Festival By Matthew Cullinan HoffmanSANREMO, ITALY, February 20, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Braving protests and controversy, Italian pop star Giuseppe Povia has performed his new song about conversion from the homosexual lifestyle at Italy's prestigious Sanremo Festival.The song was performed during the festival's opening on Wednesday, before an estimated audience of 14 million television viewers, and featured Povia with a female backup singer, a guitar band, a symphony orchestra, and the...
  • THE ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION AND THE SALVATION OF DESOLATION

    02/03/2009 7:48:04 AM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 17 replies · 866+ views
    THE IGNORANT FISHERMEN BLOG ^ | 10/28/08 | DJP I.F.
    In the 6000+ years of man’s history, the “pinnacle moment” is the Abomination of Desolation, the key event that will occur in the midst of the Tribulation (a terrible seven-year period that will mark the end of this age). It will be the time when the Man of Lawlessness (i.e., The Anti-Christ) will break his covenant with Israel (Daniel 9:27) and establish himself as Almighty God (Daniel 11:36-37, 2 Thess. 2:2-4, Rev. 13:14-15). He will demand total, absolute allegiance and worship (Rev. 13:16-18).
  • End of an era: crunch blows $525bn hole in hedge funds

    01/22/2009 12:04:52 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies · 495+ views
    Guardian ^ | 01/21/09 | Andrew Clark
    End of an era: crunch blows $525bn hole in hedge funds * Andrew Clark in New York * guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 21 January 2009 21.15 GMT The scale of the crisis gripping the global hedge fund industry was illustrated today by figures showing that panicked investors withdrew $525bn (£380bn) in the second half of 2008 to avert huge losses on volatile global financial markets. Total capital invested in hedge funds shrank by more than a quarter, dropping from an all-time peak of $1.93tn mid-year to $1.4tn at the end of December. Hundreds of once high-flying firms ceased trading, with the global...
  • $150bn taken out of hedge funds

    01/14/2009 7:44:35 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies · 585+ views
    FT ^ | 01/14/09 | Deborah Brewster
    $150bn taken out of hedge funds By Deborah Brewster in New York Published: January 14 2009 21:04 | Last updated: January 14 2009 21:04 Investors pulled close to a net $150bn from hedge funds last month in spite of moves by dozens of funds to halt or suspend redemptions. The record December figure, equivalent to about 10 per cent of industry assets, extends the run of outflows to four consecutive months and has increased the total net outflow for 2008 to $200bn. The size of the once lucrative industry has almost halved in the past year, to $1,000bn under management,...
  • Money flows out of hedge funds at record rate($80bn in december?)

    12/31/2008 4:05:19 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies · 618+ views
    FT ^ | 12/30/08 | Deborah Brewster
    Money flows out of hedge funds at record rate By Deborah Brewster in New York Published: December 30 2008 23:35 | Last updated: December 30 2008 23:35 Investors pulled a net $32bn from hedge funds last month, making 2008 the first year in their recorded history that the funds have had significant outflows and ending the industry’s 18 years of asset growth. Money has been taken out of funds following every strategy, even those – such as macro funds – which were showing returns, according to data from fund trackers Hedge Fund Research. The funds enjoyed net inflows for the...
  • BLOCKING THE EXITS (Hedge funds fight redemption)

    12/26/2008 3:35:29 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies · 1,027+ views
    NY Post ^ | 12/26/08 | KAJA WHITEHOUSE
    BLOCKING THE EXITS By KAJA WHITEHOUSE December 26, 2008 -- The creativity that hedge-fund managers use when times get tough is being taken to another level as they seek innovative ways to block investors from withdrawing money from the funds. With the average hedge fund down 20 percent this year, managers across the board are eager to slow the flood of withdrawal requests, known as redemptions, that threaten to suck them dry. Some - like Ken Griffin's Citadel Investments and Steve Feinberg's Cerberus Capital Management - are going full force, putting 100 percent of their assets under lock and key...
  • Deutsche Bank faces buyer strike over bond move

    12/23/2008 8:45:05 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies · 393+ views
    FT ^ | 12/18/08 | Paul J Davies in London and James Wilson in Frankfurt
    Deutsche Bank faces buyer strike over bond move By Paul J Davies in London and James Wilson in Frankfurt Published: December 18 2008 23:31 | Last updated: December 18 2008 23:31 Deutsche Bank is facing the prospect of a buyers’ strike against its own debt and even debt it tries to sell on behalf of others as investors protest against the bank’s decision not to redeem a bond deal this week. The German bank shocked bond and equity investors – and raised fears about its own capital strength – on Wednesday when it became the first big bank to say...
  • Pope likens "saving" gays to saving the rainforest

    12/22/2008 9:52:55 AM PST · by GonzoII · 121 replies · 2,430+ views
    Reuters Via Yahoo ^ | Mon Dec 22
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Benedict said on Monday that saving humanity from homosexual or transsexual behavior was just as important as saving the rainforest from destruction.
  • Madoff case to rock already shaky hedge funds (redemption avalanche to hit)

    12/13/2008 11:07:39 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 48 replies · 1,929+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/12/08 | Svea Herbst-Bayliss and Jennifer Ablan
    Madoff case to rock already shaky hedge funds Fri Dec 12, 2008 6:05pm EST By Svea Herbst-Bayliss and Jennifer Ablan BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bernard Madoff has single-handedly turned an already very bad year for hedge funds into a catastrophe. Now the industry's already steep losses may grow even larger, dozens of funds might collapse and confidence eroded even more after a 70-year old New York-based investor allegedly cheated investors from Palm Beach, to New York, to Geneva to Madrid out of as much as $50 billion. "You already have a crisis of confidence because of the falling stock market,"...
  • Hedge funds try to hold back redemption wave

    11/29/2008 4:24:52 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies · 916+ views
    Market Watch ^ | 11/28/08 | Alistair Barr
    Hedge funds try to hold back redemption wave Tensions rise as some managers try to lock up investors' money for longer By Alistair Barr, MarketWatch Last update: 12:39 p.m. EST Nov. 28, 2008SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Hundreds of hedge funds will shut this year as an estimated wave of as much as $700 billion in investor redemptions crashes over the industry, but some managers are trying to hold back the tsunami. At least 75 hedge fund firms, including GLG Partners (GLG) , Deephaven Capital Management, RAB Capital (UK:RAB: news, chart, profile) and New Star Asset Management, have put up "gates,"...
  • Redemptions tipped to hit $1 trillion this year (hedge+mutual)

    11/26/2008 5:49:01 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 374+ views
    Financial News ^ | 11/24/08 | Mike Foster
    Redemptions tipped to hit $1 trillion this year Mike Foster 24 Nov 2008 Redemptions from hedge funds and mutual funds are expected to total $1 trillion (€800bn) by the end of the year, according to US advisory boutique Empirical Research Partners. Empirical estimates that between $650bn and $700bn will be withdrawn from hedge funds and a further $325bn to $350bn from mutual funds, making it the worst result in 20 years. It said: “The combined outflows amount to 6.5% to 7% of the capitalization of the US equity market. While we’re not believers in supply/ demand analysis, that’s a sizeable...
  • 24 - Trailer (Redemption)

    11/18/2008 2:40:40 PM PST · by eastforker · 42 replies · 1,225+ views
    FOX ^ | 11-18-08 | Eastforker
    Filmed on location in Cape Town, South Africa, and Los Angeles, 24: REDEMPTION stars Emmy Award winner Kiefer Sutherland along with new cast members Cherry ...
  • Hedge Fund Investors Seek to Unload Shares on Secondary Market (Hedgebay ?)

    10/23/2008 9:50:17 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies · 919+ views
    Hedge Fund Investors Seek to Unload Shares on Secondary Market Flooded With Redemptions, Many Hedge Funds Putting Up Restrictions By Editorial Staff October 22, 2008 With losses mounting—the average hedge fund is down 10% this year—hedge fund investors are increasingly looking to head for the exits, and hedge funds are putting up barriers, Dow Jones reports. As a result, many investors, including pensions, endowments and hedge funds-of-funds, are resorting to alternative means to unload their shares, particularly the secondary market, even if it means selling at discounts as high as 50%. One auction that matches buyers and sellers is Hedgebay,...
  • Hedge funds' assets off $210 billion in third quarter(Hedge fund death watch)

    10/19/2008 7:07:09 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies · 649+ views
    Market Watch ^ | 10/17/08 | Alistair Barr
    Hedge funds' assets off $210 billion in third quarter Poor returns spur record $31 billion redemptions, industry researcher says By Alistair Barr, MarketWatch Last update: 11:36 a.m. EDT Oct. 17, 2008 Comments: 46 SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Hedge funds saw a record $210 billion drop in assets under management during the third quarter as investors redeemed an unprecedented amount of money from the industry after poor performance, according to a survey released Friday. "With losses continuing through October, it appears that 2008 will be the worst year on record for both hedge-fund performance and industry asset flows," said Kenneth Heinz,...
  • OPEC left to its own devices(Hedge fund redemptions lay bare the role in oil speculation)

    10/19/2008 6:57:23 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies · 1,130+ views
    Market Watch ^ | 10/17/08
    OPEC left to its own devices Commentary: Hedge fund redemptions lay bare the role in oil speculation By MarketWatch Last update: 2:52 p.m. EDT Oct. 17, 2008 The following First Take is real-time analysis and opinion by the MarketWatch commentary team. SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Nations has called an emergency meeting for Oct. 24 aimed at halting a precipitous drop in oil prices. Crude, despite an uptick Friday, has crumbled to $72 a barrel, half the price it fetched in July. See Futures Movers. Funny how fast things can change. Gone is the steady drone...
  • Hedge funds prey on rivals (hedge funds going cannibals)

    10/03/2008 6:07:12 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies · 572+ views
    FT ^ | 10/02/08 | Henny Sender
    Hedge funds prey on rivals By Henny Sender in New York Published: October 2 2008 23:34 | Last updated: October 2 2008 23:34 Hedge funds are embracing trading strategies designed to profit from the unwinding of large positions by their competitors, market participants say. The increasingly cannibalistic activity stems from the wave of redemptions hitting hedge funds. Because so many firms hold similar positions, forced selling by one in response to redemptions can have ripple effects, forcing other funds to sell. More nimble hedge funds have sought to profit from the dynamic by taking short positions in securities known to...
  • Bloodbath ahead [hedge fund death watch]

    10/02/2008 5:12:51 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies · 947+ views
    Pensions & Investments ^ | 10/02/08 | Christine Williamson
    Bloodbath ahead Big differences in hedge fund performance could put weakest ones on endangered list By Christine Williamson The biggest performance dispersion among hedge funds and funds of funds in six years has set the stage for what some predict will be a six-month-long bloodbath. Sources said they expect the body count to total as many as 2,000 hedge funds and 500 hedge funds of funds between now and the end of March as investors redeem assets from the poorest performers and weakest managers, and move into funds managed by strong, institutionally oriented firms. Data from Hedge Fund Research Inc.,...
  • Millions held in hedge funds lockdown

    10/02/2008 4:47:17 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 36 replies · 850+ views
    FT ^ | 10/01/08 | James Mackintosh
    Millions held in hedge funds lockdown By James Mackintosh Published: October 1 2008 23:43 | Last updated: October 1 2008 23:43 An increasing number of hedge funds are telling customers they cannot have their money back as rising withdrawals and exposure to Lehman Brothers hit the industry. The inability to access money has already had a knock-on effect: Absolute Return Partners’ Millennium Wave, a small fund of hedge funds, has had to tell its customers they cannot have their money back until it can retrieve it from the funds in which it invests. Luqman Arnold’s Olivant is also struggling to...
  • Will hedge fund investors use a chance to cash in today?

    09/30/2008 8:05:29 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 427+ views
    The Advocate(Stamford) ^ | 09/30/08 | Michael C. Juliano
    Will hedge fund investors use a chance to cash in today? By Michael C. Juliano Staff Writer Article Launched: 09/30/2008 03:06:43 AM EDT There's tension in the hedge fund industry as investment analysts said they expect many investors to cash in their holdings today after Monday's House rejection of a $700 billion bailout for the nation's financial system. Many hedge funds consider Sept. 30 a quarterly redemption period when investors may cash in investments. K. Daniel Libby, a senior portfolio manager for Select Access Funds of the Greenwich investment firm Sands Brothers, said he expected many investors to notify hedge...
  • Financial crisis: Hedge funds face record redemptions(10~50% to be redeemed this week)

    09/28/2008 5:01:57 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies · 962+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 09/27/08 | Louise Armitstead
    Financial crisis: Hedge funds face record redemptions Global hedge funds will this week be forced to hand back hundreds of millions of pounds to investors in the biggest round of redemptions the sector has ever faced. By Louise Armitstead Last Updated: 10:28PM BST 27 Sep 2008 Hedge funds are preparing to return between 10 per cent and 50 per cent of their assets under management to investors who want their money back at the end of yet another quarter of dire investment performance. One prime broker said: “Many funds will have to close. There were a flood of redemption notices...
  • AP: Palin church promotes converting gays (AP's attack dogs unleashed)

    09/07/2008 1:58:48 PM PDT · by nospin2244 · 98 replies · 616+ views
    AP ^ | Sept 6, 2008 | RACHEL D'ORO
    Gov. Sarah Palin's church is promoting a conference that promises to convert gays into heterosexuals through the power of prayer."You'll be encouraged by the power of God's love and His desire to transform the lives of those impacted by homosexuality," according to the insert in the bulletin of the Wasilla Bible Church, where Palin has prayed for about six years. Palin's conservative Christian views have energized that part of the GOP electorate, which was lukewarm to John McCain's candidacy before he named her as his vice presidential choice. She is staunchly anti-abortion, opposing exceptions for rape and incest, and opposes...
  • Palin church promotes conversion of gays (Another Hit Piece on Sarah!)

    09/06/2008 4:33:49 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 76 replies · 236+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 9/5/2008 | MSNBC
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Gov. Sarah Palin's church is promoting a conference that promises to convert gays into heterosexuals through the power of prayer. "You'll be encouraged by the power of God's love and His desire to transform the lives of those impacted by homosexuality," according to the insert in the bulletin of the Wasilla Bible Church, where Palin has prayed since she was a child.
  • Palin church promotes converting gays

    09/05/2008 5:27:10 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 123 replies · 199+ views
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Gov. Sarah Palin's church is promoting a conference that promises to convert gays into heterosexuals through the power of prayer.
  • REFLECTION: On Labor Day, Human Work Made New

    08/31/2008 2:27:54 PM PDT · by tcg · 3 replies · 135+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 9/1/08 | Deacon Keith A. Fournier
    In proclaiming this gospel of work, John Paul developed a theme that is rooted in the Sacred Scriptures, expounded upon at length in the Christian Tradition and is desperately needed in this age. In 1981 he authored an Encyclical letter entitled “On Human Work” which beautifully presented this Christian vision of the dignity and meaning of human work. We live in an age that has all but lost this Christian vision of the meaning of work. This is not a new problem. It is a part of a larger social and individual malady, a bad fruit of the rupture of...
  • Post-Abortive Woman Releases New Christian Healing Guide for Abortion Pain

    07/25/2008 7:22:58 AM PDT · by rhema · 5 replies · 111+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | July 24, 2008 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC -- There is no woman in the world who grows up thinking she will have an abortion one day. Whatever the reason for the abortion -- feeling they have no other option or pressure from a partner or others -- many women feel significant guilt and shame. Sheila Harper learned the hard way when she chose abortion as a teenager, carrying around debilitating emotions that led to drugs, alcohol and even a suicide attempt. For seven years, author Harper carried with her the shame and humiliation of her abortion. Eventually she found deliverance through God’s abundant grace and...
  • Notes on Our Ongoing Need of Redemption as Christians <Open>

    06/24/2008 7:15:12 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 3 replies · 19+ views
    Monergism.Com ^ | John Hendryx
    When the Lord opened my heart to the gospel in December of 1985, He set me on a radical new course, having delivered me from a wild life which was characterized by various anti-social behaviors, selfishness, drugs, crime, and the occult. Out of the most unlikely place, as I was reading the Scripture, the Lord revealed to me my lost condition: that I was without hope save in the mercy of Jesus Christ alone. In a moment, the Holy Spirit graciously united me to Christ, adopted me into God’s family, turning me from my idols to serve the Living and...
  • Trauma, Turmoil, Chaos, Refiner's Fires, The Redemptive Order of GOD ALONE [Open]

    06/02/2008 10:30:31 AM PDT · by Quix · 191 replies · 2,282+ views
    2 JUN 2008 | Quix
    Trauma, Turmoil, Chaos, Refiner's Fires, The Redemptive Order of GOD ALONE [Open] Lack of secure ATTACHMENT the first 6 years of life—especially, imho, to a healthy loving DADDY, results in almost or truly terminal insecurities. Said insecurities trigger a lifelong [until arrested and overcome, flushed]—trigger a lifelong pattern, habit, obsession of BEING IN CONTROL of every detail of one’s life and especially one’s relationships [which, of course, causes no end of problems and never results in the security longed for—satan wins again]. And, most often, such obsessive compulsions and needs for CONTROL find a nurturing home in INSTITUTIONALIZED structure,...
  • Ex-Abortion Clinic Owner Tells Pro-life Group Truth about Abortion Business

    04/30/2008 4:05:22 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 29 replies · 165+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/30/08 | Michael Baggot
    FORT WORTH, Texas, April 30, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The United Methodist pro-life ministry Lifewatch recently hosted a free luncheon featuring former abortion clinic owner Carol Everett.Everett spent six years working in the abortion industry in the early 80s, before experiencing a profound conversion. In 1995 she founded the Heidi Group - a group of inner-city crisis pregnancy centers named after one of Everett's own children that she aborted in 1973."We are an injured nation, for many of us are unwilling to admit or deal with our pain," Everett told her audience.Everett has testified in the past that while she...
  • Pope will pray for terrorists at Ground Zero ("The pontiff will call for terrorists to convert")

    04/13/2008 7:58:42 PM PDT · by neverdem · 86 replies · 747+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 14/04/2008 | Malcolm Moore
    The Pope will pray for the redemption of Islamic terrorists when he visits the site of the September 11 attacks in New York next week. The pontiff will call for terrorists to convert to Christianity, saying: "Turn to Your way of love those whose hearts and minds are consumed with hatred. "God of understanding, overwhelmed by the magnitude of this tragedy, we seek your light and guidance". The prayer is likely to further incense the Muslim world, which has already attacked the Pope for publicly converting Magdi Allam, a journalist and one of Italy's most high-profile Muslims, at Easter. Osama...
  • Coming Out of Sodom (Reversion Experience of Once-Active Homosexual)

    04/06/2008 2:09:23 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 42 replies · 371+ views
    Celebrate Life ^ | March-April 2008 | Eric Hess
    As best as I can determine, my same-sex attraction began in reaction to my father, who was a violent alcoholic. He often drank, came home to throw things around the house and abuse my mother in addition to threatening me and my brother. I thought he hated us. Consequently, I didn’t want to be anything like him. In my sorrow, I started looking for the love of my father in thearms of other men. At age 17, a predator took advantage of me under the teacher/pupil dynamic and I became completely mixed up about human sexuality. Over the years, one...
  • Judas Iscariot, the Suicide of Satan, and the Salvation of the World

    03/22/2008 1:37:29 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 22 replies · 403+ views
    Desiring God ^ | October 7, 2007 | John Piper
    Luke 22:1-6 Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread drew near, which is called the Passover. 2 And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to put him to death, for they feared the people. 3 Then Satan entered into Judas called Iscariot, who was of the number of the twelve. 4 He went away and conferred with the chief priests and officers how he might betray him to them. 5 And they were glad, and agreed to give him money. 6 So he consented and sought an opportunity to betray him to them in the absence of...
  • † The Way Of The Cross ~ In Music, Visuals, and Vocals ~ 21 March 2008 Anno Dómini †

    03/21/2008 3:23:36 AM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 15 replies · 354+ views
    Robert Drobot | 21 March 2008 Anno Dómini | The Most Holy Trinity
  • Canadian TV Station Yanks Ex-homosexual Ad for "Discrimination"

    03/10/2008 3:59:29 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 18 replies · 505+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/10/08 | John Jalsevac
    SUDBURY, ON, March 10, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Canadian Television (CTV) has pulled an ad that claims it is possible to leave the homosexual lifestyle, sponsored by a Christian advocacy group, Life Productions, after the station received numerous complaints from pro-homosexual activists. The 30-second spot is narrated by John Westcott, the founder of Exchange ministries, an organization that seeks to help practicing homosexuals who wish to leave the lifestyle. Westcott is himself a former homosexual, as is his wife Amanda."You hear a lot about gay rights, gay marriage and the gay lifestyle being taught in our public schools for children," says Westcott...
  • Crisis grips European hedge funds (redemption suspended)

    01/27/2008 1:59:47 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 31 replies · 7,723+ views
    Times of London ^ | 01/27/08 | Louise Armitstead
    Crisis grips European hedge funds Louise Armitstead A RAFT of European hedge funds have been forced to introduce emergency measures to protect their businesses from collapsing in the wake of the turmoil in financial markets. Up to 10 European hedge funds have suspended redemptions after investors clamoured for their cash when the managers made severe losses. A London prime broker told The Sunday Times that even before last week’s extreme gyrations, nearly two-thirds of London-based hedge funds had lost between 4% and 10% of their value. A “significant number” had lost much more, he said. The manager of one of...
  • Former Abortionist and NARAL founder, Dr. Bernard Nathanson interviewed on Focus on the Family

    01/21/2008 5:02:20 PM PST · by HokieMom · 5 replies · 569+ views
    Focus on the Family ^ | January 21, 2008 | James Dobson
    Bernard Nathanson, M.D., was formerly the director of a large abortion clinic in New York City and personally performed thousands of abortions. He also co-founded NARAL (the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League). In the late 1970s, however, Dr. Nathanson had a change of heart and became a staunch opponent of abortion. He is creator of the pro-life video The Silent Scream and author of the book The Hand of God: A Journey from Death to Life by the Abortion Doctor Who Changed His Mind. Dr. Nathanson continues to be a voice for the pro-life movement through speaking...