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  • Greenfield: The Unexpected Snake

    05/02/2016 4:53:52 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 5 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Thursday, April 28, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Thursday, April 28, 2016 The Unexpected Snake Posted by Daniel Greenfield The Farmer and the Snake A Farmer walked through his field one cold winter morning. On the ground lay a Snake, stiff and frozen with the cold. The Farmer knew how deadly the Snake could be, and yet he picked it up and put it in his bosom to warm it back to life. The Snake soon revived, and when it had enough strength, bit the man who had been so kind to it. The bite was deadly and the Farmer felt that he must die. “Oh,” cried the...
  • Greenfield: Big Green's Dirty Power

    05/02/2016 4:38:34 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 3 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Sunday, May 01, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sunday, May 01, 2016 Big Green's Dirty Power Big Green is big business. The global renewable energy market is estimated at over $600 billion. Obama’s stimulus boondoggle alone blew around $50 billion on green energy. Annual spending is somewhere around $39 billion a year and that’s just the tip of the Big Green iceberg. California carbon auctions are climbing into the billions. And the endgame is a national and a global carbon tax that will allow Big Green to take money out of the pockets of every single human being. Environmentalism isn’t a hippie with a cardboard sign. It’s multinational...
  • The Left: Where anti-Semitism is in style

    05/01/2016 7:29:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 5/1/16 | Carl in Jerusalem
    A good week and a good summer to all of you. You'd have to be living in a cave not to have heard how the British Labor Party has been overrun by anti-Semitism, and how that's come to a head in the last week or two. But Britain is not the only place that's happened. Anti-Semitism, politely described as anti-Zionism, has become synonymous with the Left in every Western country. Two important weekend pieces look at this phenomenon. The first is Stephen Pollard in the London Telegraph. Pollard concentrates on what's going on in his home country, Britain, and...
  • "Tribulation and Peace, Guaranteed" (Sermon for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, on John 16:23-33)

    05/01/2016 5:28:12 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | May 1, 2016 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Tribulation and Peace, Guaranteed” (John 16:23-33) There are very few guarantees in life, very few things you can be sure of. For instance, there are no guarantees about the success of your baseball team. The Chicago Cubs were riding high in April, but who knows if they will be shot down in May? No guarantees. You have no guarantee that you’re going to be rich, or, if you are, that you’re going to stay that way. Things could go south in a hurry. You have no guarantee about your health. You could be fit as a fiddle one year and...
  • The long-playing real YouTube in the sky

    05/01/2016 5:27:04 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/01/16 | Judi McLeod
    The only thing that hasn’t changed and never will is not what you see on video but what you see if you take the time to look skyward How many of us yearn to get back to reality in a now YouTube and video dominated News World? How many down at heart long for a break from Facebook, Twitter and everything presented as ‘real’ on the internet? Special: Scientists Are Calling This Smart Pill "Viagra For The Brain" How many among the Election 2016 Battle Fatigued feel there is no way of getting away from it all?
  • Denmark Plagued by Migrant Crime Wave [semi-satire]

    04/30/2016 1:51:15 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 May 2016 | John Semmens
    The generosity of Danes opening their borders to immigrants from Muslim countries has been repaid by an astounding surge in crimes committed by these foreigners. Though these foreigners make up only 8% of the country's population they account for over 75% of the crimes committed and over 80% of those drawing unemployment benefits from the government. Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, who has frequently offered up Denmark as an exemplar of the kind of social policies we ought to adopt in the United States, professed himself "not the least bit disturbed by these results. Compared to the places these...
  • “Islamophobic hate crime” is actually Muslims who MURDERED ‘deradicalization’ Imam

    04/29/2016 11:37:22 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 3 replies
    Pamela Gellar ^ | 4/28/16
    It turns out, as it almost always does, that the murderer of UK imam Jalal Uddin was not an “Islamophobe,” as had originally been thought, but other Muslims (one with terror links) who had opposed his “efforts to turn youngsters away from radical Islam.” CAIR was unavailable for comment — The above tweet is typical of leftist apologists for Islam. Where’s Sarah’s follow up tweet? How glaring is their malevolent agenda. Islamic supremacists and Islamic apologists immediately cry “islamophobia” when a Muslim or mosque is attacked, and they are almost always wrong. The perps are usually Muslims. And yet, in...
  • koran capitalized but not Bible, THE PROMPT

    04/29/2016 6:09:44 PM PDT · by Pfesser · 49 replies
    4/29/2016 | David Whitaker
    It took awhile to notice. Yes, I've been posting to articles for a long time. Yet, today I noticed a mild type of propaganda as I posted a reply to an article.Each time that I typed koran my computer prompted me to capitalize it. However when I typed Bible, un-capitalized, there was no such prompt. Why? Then I typed islam and Christian as a test and there it was again, 'the prompt'. A prompt was given to capitalize islam but no such prompt for Christian. This.......must stop. A demand to hold the so-called religion of islam above the true religion...
  • Taking Sides: The Christian's Responsibility in Civic Affairs (Part 2)

    04/29/2016 8:27:26 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/29/16 | Kevin Kookogey
    This is the second in a series of essays on the duty of Christians in civic affairs, adapted from Kevin Kookogey’s weekly radio address and podcasts at advancingchurch.com. This week we begin our examination of questions from listeners. 1. Christians should be informed about politics, but should they really determine which political side is correct? How can one claim that it is important for Christians to be informed about politics if the conclusion one draws from the information is deemed irrelevant or off limits? It is, after all, conclusions that lead one to act and to act is to take...
  • Rumours of God’s Death greatly exaggerated

    04/27/2016 8:05:23 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/27/16 | Judi McLeod
    Praying, Monsieurs Buchanan and Prager, is always better for the Christian soul than preaching People who posit that “God is dead” in online ramblings never stop trying to crawl under the skin of everyday Christians. They bewail the times, the climes and the culture. They seem to want us to believe that the only way up is down.
  • Greenfield: From Slavery to Freedom

    04/26/2016 7:52:45 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 4 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Sunday, April 24, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sunday, April 24, 2016 From Slavery to Freedom Posted by Daniel Greenfield As another Passover begins, the echoes of "Once we were slaves and now we are free" and "Next year in Jerusalem" resound briefly and then fade into the background noise of everyday life. We can board a plane tomorrow and fly off to Jerusalem. Some of us are already there now. But will that make us free? Since Egypt we have become slaves again, lived under the rule of iron-fisted tyrants and forgotten what the very idea of freedom means. And that will likely happen again and again...
  • Gang of migrants demanding ‘respect’ smash way into Paris school and refuse to leave

    04/26/2016 2:02:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The London Express ^ | April 25, 2016 | Laura Mowat
    A Paris school has been taken over by migrants The 150 migrants have taken over the building of Jean-Jaures school since Friday as they seek shelter, electricity, gas and water. Authorities have labelled the takeover of the school in Paris's 19th quarter a "savage occupation". The chief constable of the area, Jean-François Carenco, has said: "In this country, it is the law that speaks and not force. “They are attacking a building that is not empty but is having work done to it....
  • Hey, Michelle, the Queen's a Muslim, too! RICHARD LITTLEJOHN argues the Obamas are desperate to prov

    04/25/2016 11:54:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | April 26, 2016 | Richard Littlejohn
    Take another look at the audience at Barack Obama’s ‘town hall’ meeting in London. Is this a portrait of Britain you recognise? I know we are ordered to celebrate ‘diversity’ at all times, but was it really a genuine representation of our population as a whole? OK, so London is now one of the most multicultural cities on earth, to the extent where some parts of town can feel like a foreign country. But even so. And before the usual, brain-dead suspects start bouncing up and down, screaming ‘raaay-cist!’, let me make it abundantly clear that I am not criticising...
  • Islam is Winning and Western Civilization is losing -- Part III, Europe and Britain

    04/25/2016 2:41:10 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 14 replies
    Dan Miller' Blog ^ | April 25, 20165 | Dan Miller
    Islamization kills entire civilizations and Islam-induced rigor mortis has stricken much of Europe. Anti-blasphemy, anti-islamophobia and inferior status of women teachings, explicit or inherent in Sharia law, are being enforced. This already very long post does not deal with Islamic terrorism, a related but different topic.Germany - This Year"If a woman gets raped walking in public alone, then she, herself, is at fault. She is only seducing men by her presence. She should have stayed home like a Muslim woman." - Dr. Abd Al-Aziz Fawzan Al-Fawzan, Professor of Islamic Law, Saudi Arabia. Source: Front Page Magazine, The Woman Hunt in Germany....
  • How Islam Erased Christianity from History

    04/25/2016 5:32:50 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/25/16 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Christianity is demonized and its history distorted by its usurping enemies: in the West, by a host of "isms"--including leftism, moral relativism, and multiculturalism--and in the Middle East, by Islam While Christianity continues to be physically erased from the Middle East, lesser known is that its historical role and presence is also being expunged from memory. Last month a video emerged showing Islamic State members tossing hundreds of Christian textbooks, many of them emblazoned with crosses, into a large bonfire. As one report put it, ISIS was “burning Christian textbooks in an attempt to erase all traces of” Christianity from...
  • 1.2% of Somalia’s population has been resettled in America

    04/24/2016 5:45:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Creeping Sharia ^ | April 23, 2016
    For all the talk about the security risks of Muslim “refugees” coming from Syria, little is said about another refugee program that has been delivering thousands of Muslims annually to U.S. cities for 33 years. That country is Somalia, which, just like Syria, is a hotbed of Sunni jihad terrorism and warring factions of Shariah-compliant tribal clans. Every president since Ronald Reagan has his fingerprints on the Somali refugee program, but it really found its footing under President Clinton and hasn’t slowed down since. President Obama has, during his more than seven years in office, approved the resettlement of 47,500...
  • "A Whole New World" (Sermon for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, on Revelation 21:1-7)

    04/24/2016 12:00:44 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | April 24, 2016 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “A Whole New World” (Revelation 21:1-7) “A Whole New World”: Aladdin may sing about it, but God will deliver it. Are you looking forward to it? You should be, and today I’ll tell you why. Yes, a whole new world. That’s what John sees in our reading today from Revelation 21. A new heaven, a new earth, a new Jerusalem. And he who is seated on the throne says, “Behold, I am making all things new.” We’re coming into the last two chapters of the Bible now, and we get a glimpse of where all this is headed. And it...
  • Obama Threatens to Veto 9/11 Bill [semi-satire]

    04/22/2016 6:19:57 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 Apr 2016 | John Semmens
    Legislation that would declassify a portion of the 9/11 Commission report on the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon in 2001 "will be vetoed by the President" said Press Secretary Josh Earnest "because it would disclose that government officers in Saudi Arabia provided the 'seed money' for al-Qaeda and, thus, do irreparable damage to the relationship between our two countries." "While there is no evidence that aiding al-Qaeda was the official policy of the Saudi government there is evidence that lower ranking government officials may have been involved," Earnest admitted. "Should the Saudi government have done a better...
  • Greenfield: The Fallacy of Focusing on Islamic Radicalization

    04/22/2016 11:08:49 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 13 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Wednesday, April 20, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Wednesday, April 20, 2016 The Fallacy of Focusing on Islamic Radicalization Posted by Daniel Greenfield There are Jihadists from dozens of countries who have joined ISIS. What do they all have in common? The official answer is radicalization. Muslims in Europe are “radicalized” by alienation, racism and unemployment. Neglected by governments, Muslim youth band together and become terrorists. Muslims in Israel are responding to the “despair and hopelessness” of the “Occupation”. Muslims from the rest of the Middle East are angry over their “dictators”. Muslims from the Ukraine? Who knows. Radicalization comes packaged with a set of local grievances and...
  • Target Is Off the Mark with It's Latest Decision

    04/22/2016 9:13:02 AM PDT · by Stand Up For America Today · 38 replies
    Stand Up For America Today ^ | 4/22/2016 | AJ Watson
    Target has decided to allow its customers to use the toilet facility of the gender that they "associate with." So the next time you send your daughter into the bathroom by herself, she may very well be in a stall beside a man....by herself....without you. Take that in for a second. Or do you even care? In just another step that baffles common sense, Target along with several state legislatures are informing Americans that we have had our "potty privileges" wrong all these years. Clearly we were backwards in thinking that women should go to bathrooms emblazoned with "WOMEN" signs...
  • Palestine—France Embarks On Flight Of Fancy

    04/22/2016 4:10:50 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/22/16 | David Singer
    Pushing the 2002 Arab Initiative whilst ignoring the 2004 Bush-Congress Initiative is destined to become an exercise in futility and certain failure The announcement by French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault that France will host a meeting of ministers from 20 countries in Paris on May 30 to try and relaunch the Israel-Palestinian peace process seems to be yet another flight of fancy that is destined to end up where the Oslo Accords and the Bush Roadmap presently find themselves after decades of fruitless negotiations. Who those 20 countries are that will attend such a meeting will make fascinating reading.
  • What the media didn’t tell you about Muslim student kicked off Southwest Airlines

    04/21/2016 5:31:51 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 34 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | April 21, 2016 | Shoebat Foundation
    [Original title too long: What the media didn’t tell you about Arabic-speaking Muslim student who got kicked off Southwest Airlines] The mainstream media went ballistic after learning that an Iraqi student was removed from a flight after an alleged ‘Islamophobic’ woman reported him because she heard him speaking Arabic. Left wing pundits and Muslim advocacy groups demanded to know why “speaking Arabic” is a reason to remove someone from a plane and were calling for boycotts of Southwest Airlines. What the media conveniently left out is that the (see-something-say-something) woman is a native Arabic speaker and said he was talking...
  • Islamic Nations Within Nations

    04/21/2016 4:26:55 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/21/16 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    Europe is rapidly coming to the conclusion that their conversion into Eurabia is not no longer a conspiracy theory, but is now indeed an inevitability The first two international wars fought by the United States after our founding were the Barbary Wars. Through the Washington and Adams administrations the United States paid tributes to the Muslim Barbary States in the hope of keeping our passage across the Atlantic, and more specifically in the Mediterranean, safe from from attacks by Islamic ships. Thomas Jefferson refused to continue paying the protection money, and launched a war against Islam. The next President of...
  • A 1979 Time Magazine Article about Islam

    04/21/2016 12:14:54 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/21/16 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Media spins Islam then and now: Sharia Law, our U.S. Constitution are not compatible. Moral relativism, tolerance to the point of ignorance will result in national suicide “We Muslims are one family even though we live under different governments and in various regions.” —Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, leader of Iran’s revolution Thirty-seven years ago, Time magazine dedicated its cover to “Islam, The Militant Revival,” and published a lengthy article, “The World of Islam,” in which John A. Meyer wrote, “We want to examine Islam’s resurgence, not simply as another faith but as a political force and potent third ideology competing with...
  • The devil’s ‘work-cations’ in Oklahoma City

    04/20/2016 10:00:36 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/20/16 | Judi McLeod
    When the devil treats himself to 'work-cations', it's always in Oklahoma City, whose municipal authority is outwardly simpatico to the 'Black Mass' When the devil treats himself to ‘work-cations’, it’s always in Oklahoma City, whose municipal authority is outwardly simpatico to the ‘Black Mass’. Courtesy of sex offender satanist Adam Daniels, the devil will be back in town again 7 p.m., Monday August 15, 2016. “The government-run Civic Center—in other words the town hall in Oklahoma City—is now selling tickets for this summer’s second Black Mass.” (TFP Student Action April 17, 2016)
  • UNESCO changes history, denies existence of Jerusalem Temple

    04/19/2016 5:48:04 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/19/16 | A. Dru Kristenev
    UN resolution wipes away the focal point of ancient Jewish worship, the Temple of God Fraught with “deniers” of every stripe, the latest and most egregious is UNre-E-unSCO (as in re-education, unscientific), whose UN resolution wipes away the focal point of ancient Jewish worship, the Temple of God, that graced Mt. Moriah in Jerusalem for 1000 years. Ludicrous as it seems, a body of 58 board members, evidently unschooled in ancient history, decided to clean the slate of time by rejecting the existence of a building proclaimed a wonder of the ancient world because of its extraordinary opulence. Has UNESCO...
  • Islam is Winning and Western Civilization is losing - Parts I and II, America and Israel

    04/19/2016 1:51:27 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 5 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | April 19, 2016 | Dan Miller
    CAIR, the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist organizations are winning. Islamic terror in America, Europe and Israel has killed a thousand or so people. That's a lot, but Islamization kills entire civilizations; with the death of our civilization, more deaths than Islamic terrorism has brought can be expected.Should we give up and voluntarily commit civilizational suicide? Much of Europe has already done so and that's what Obama and His minions are seeking for America. The forces pushing for it are strong and we can react with greater strength only if we have the will. Do we?Part I - Americaa. Muslims already...
  • Fiery Exchange Between Israeli and Palestinian UN Envoys at Security Council

    04/19/2016 8:03:59 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/19/16 | Joseph Klein
    Palestinians’ culture of hate and violence against Jews During the United Nations Security Council’s April 18th quarterly “open debate” on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Israel’s UN Ambassador Danny Danon delivered an impassioned speech accusing the Palestinian leadership of inciting violence against Israeli civilians and honoring the terrorists. “The endless incitement and the ongoing glorification of violence,” by the Palestinians “is directly responsible for the murder of innocent Israelis,” he said. In his speech before the Security Council, Ambassador Danon recalled the story of Dafna Meir, who was murdered at the entrance of her home in Otniel, Israel by a fifteen year-old...
  • Islam Powered the Slave Trade

    04/19/2016 7:01:57 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 23 replies
    Free[ | 04/19/2016 | CharlesOConnell
    Jules Verne's book Dick Sand, A Captain at Fifteen and the life of St. Josephine Bakhita are witness that caution at Islam is not racist, it's anti-racist. There's a knee-jerk liberal presumption that objection to unlimited Muslim immigration is racist. Within Islam itself, Arabs are presumed to be superior to non-Arabs. Islam envisions Allah as a slavemaster. (Christianity teaches that "There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.") Slavery is so institutionalized in Islam, one of the major political historical periods,...
  • Listen: Exclusive: 'Get Over' it? Cruz Responds to Kasich on Religious Liberty

    04/18/2016 6:57:47 PM PDT · by writer33 · 30 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 04/18/16 | Nate Madden
    Despite suggestions to the contrary, Americans are not willing to “get over” attacks to their religious liberty, Texas Senator and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz said in an interview with CR. “I don’t think the American people are willing to get over our basic liberties. We fought a bloody revolution to protect our religious liberty,” Cruz explained. “This nation was founded by men and women fleeing religious oppression, and seeking a land where every one of us could seek out and worship God almighty with all of our hearts, minds and souls, free of the government getting in the way.”...
  • Ferocious battle at Paris migrant camp: Refugees armed with metal poles clash with vigilantes

    04/18/2016 4:13:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | April 17, 2016 | Francis Scott
    Riot police used tear gas to disperse the crowd and arrested a drunk man who is thought to have thrown the first missile which sparked the chaos, Le Parisien reported. The police are said to have been pelted with bottles and debris when they arrived at the scene of the fight between the homeless migrants and a so called 'anti crime brigade' from Stalingrad, which lies in the 19th arrondissement of Paris. The video was filmed from the relative safety of a nearby apartment on the Boulevard de la Vilette. At least four migrants were wounded in the riot, which...
  • Victory! The Arch From The Temple Of Baal Planned For New York City Has Been CANCELED

    04/18/2016 2:01:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    EAD ^ | 04/18/2016 | Michael Snyder
    The Temple of Baal is NOT coming to Times Square in New York City next month. This is great news, and it represents an incredible victory for Christians in the United States. As you will see below, the New York Times, Snopes and a whole host of other mainstream news sources reported last month that everything was on track for reproductions of the giant 48-foot-tall arch that stood in front of the Temple of Baal in Palmyra, Syria to be put up simultaneously in Times Square in New York City and Trafalgar Square in London during the month of April....
  • Sane Jews Do Not Vote for Hillary

    04/18/2016 5:25:16 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/18/16 | Joan Swirsky
    No sane American, no sane Jew, can give that premise a serious argument At the beginning of January 2016, an organization called NORPAC—a lobby whose mission is to support candidates and sitting members of Congress “who demonstrate a genuine commitment to the strength, security, and survival of Israel”—invited its members to “an exclusive and intimate” cocktail reception for Hillary Clinton for people willing to pay $2,700 per individual or $5,400 per couple. The invitation included a synopsis of Hillary’s credibility vis-a-vis Israel, stating that she had “been a supporter of the US-Israel relationship for many years…and, as Secretary of State,...
  • MS: Petition to Stop Church Protection Act and Constitutional Carry Fails with 3 Signatures

    04/18/2016 5:09:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Nearly two weeks ago, Ariel Draper started a petition on thepetitionsite.com to push Governor Phillip Bryant to veto Mississippi House Bill 786.  The goal of the petition was to get 1,000 signatures in support.  The petition had 3 signatures when the bill was signed into law today.  The petition used rather incendiary language.  From the petition: Mississippi House Bill 786 introduces legislation that would grant the following : To provide that killing a person while acting as a participant of a church or place of worship security team is JUSTIFIABLE homicide ; and for related purposes. Literally making a...
  • Kasich: I Would Not Have Signed NC 'Bathrooms' Bill (Kasich should join the Dem Party)

    04/18/2016 1:38:23 AM PDT · by Sun · 47 replies
    News Max ^ | 09 Apr 2016 | Cathy Burke
    John Kasich says he wouldn't have signed North Carolina's so-called bathroom bill shielding businesses from anti-gay lawsuits and requiring transgender people to use restrooms corresponding to the sex on their birth certificates. In an interview to be aired on CBS News' "Face the Nation" Sunday, the Ohio governor called the legislation too potentially "contentious." "I believe that religious institutions ought to be protected and be able to be in a position of where they can live out their deeply held religious purposes," he said in remarks released Saturday. "But when you get beyond that it gets to be a tricky...
  • "Our Guiding, Guarding Good Shepherd" (Sermon for Fourth Sunday of Easter; John 10; Acts 20; Rev. 7)

    04/16/2016 11:34:35 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | April 17, 2016 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Our Guiding, Guarding Good Shepherd” (John 10:22-30; Acts 20:17-35; Revelation 7:9-17) Today is “Good Shepherd Sunday.” Every year on this Sunday in the Easter season we focus our attention on Jesus as our good shepherd. On this day every year our psalm is Psalm 23, “The LORD is my shepherd.” On this day every year the Holy Gospel is a portion of John 10, the chapter in which Jesus says, “I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, and I lay down my life for the sheep.” Every year on this Sunday the other...
  • Greenfield: Let's Create a Real Palestine State

    04/16/2016 12:32:15 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 23 replies
    FrontPage ^ | April 14, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Let’s Create a Real Palestinian State It’s not a nightmare if you can make it come true. April 14, 2016 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. A Palestinian state has never existed during any period in human history. Let’s change that. The United States has spent billions of dollars trying to create a Palestinian state. It’s time that we finally got our money’s worth. We’ve been putting money in the broken Palestinian slot machine in the metaphorical Palestinian casino (the real one was shot up...
  • Slate Writer: ‘It Might Take Centuries,’ But the Catholic Church Will Accept Same-Sex Marriage

    04/15/2016 10:06:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 15, 2016 | 9:29 PM EDT | Tom Johnson
    Media coverage of Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia typically noted that it reaffirmed the Catholic Church’s opposition to gay marriage. Slate’s William Saletan acknowledges the literal truth of that reporting, but suggested in an April 8 article that the document contains seeds that will sprout into Vatican acceptance of same-sex unions, though he admits that process “might take centuries.” Saletan argued that in time, the Church will extend Amoris Laetitia’s treatment of infertile heterosexual couples to same-sex couples: “This double standard, between homosexuality and other forms of infertility, is the cracked pillar at the foundation of the church’s policy against same-sex...
  • Voting Ted Cruz: Has God Abandoned America?

    04/15/2016 7:53:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Thy Black Man ^ | April 15, 2016 | Lloyd Marcus
    As Ted Cruz-mania skyrockets exciting millions http://bit.ly/1SHWzWW, I still get emails from professed Christians ripping me to shreds for choosing Cruz over Trump. These anti-Cruz Christians dig deep, coming up with reasons so weak not to choose Cruz that they equal saying Ted Cruz took another kid’s candy when he was seven. Then, they fall back on rehashing Cruz’s eligibility. http://bit.ly/22nhGD6 Frankly, anti-Cruz Christians have me scratching my head. Clearly, these Christians are willing to overlook all of Mr Trump’s shortcomings, anti-Christian political positions http://bit.ly/23mAGaI and liberal leanings. http://bit.ly/1LUzCxd Meanwhile, they “passionately” leave no stone unturned, relentless in their attempts...
  • Where Was Ted Cruz Radicalized?

    04/15/2016 2:38:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Politics The Blog ^ | April 14, 2016 | Yasmina Blackburn, Writer, Activist, Mom
    Pot? Meet kettle. When GOP presidential candidate, Ted Cruz stated, “We need to empower law enforcement to patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized,” I chuckled. I mean it’s no laughing matter to stigmatize and ostracize an entire community based on their religious affiliation — but I find it funny. The Muslim community has already been monitored for years. It’s something we joke about inside the mosque. We joke that those watching us will decide to convert to Islam or that they are simply bored watching us. But not only that — it’s the hypocrisy. If Muslim Americans...
  • Greenfield: In the City of the Decadents

    04/15/2016 10:43:28 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 19 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Wednesday, April 13, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Wednesday, April 13, 2016 In the City of the Decadents Posted by Daniel Greenfield Civilizations go through three stages; Barbaric, Vigorous and Decadent. We can find all the barbaric civilizations to suit an entire faculty's worth of anthropologists in the Middle East. And then back home we can see the decadent civilization that employs their kind to bemoan the West. Vigorous civilizations are a rarer breed. They change the world. But don't last. America used to be vigorous when it was moving west, producing at record rates and becoming a world power. It is growing decadent. And decadent civilizations fall...
  • Taking Sides: The Christian's Responsibility in Civic Affairs

    04/15/2016 9:14:30 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/15/16 | Kevin Kookogey
    Let’s begin by dispelling some myths about Christians and political affairs. A common misconception lurks among American Christians that politics can be separated from our beliefs and that the Church – the Body of Christ - should not be engaged in the political arena. Nothing could be further from the truth. Elections, conventions and politics are merely practical means for implementing a body of beliefs about the human condition. Every policy advanced, every piece of legislation passed and every opinion rendered by a court presupposes certain beliefs about the nature and relationship between humanity and government: from whom and how...
  • Muslims 'annoyed' by support for Trump, says Islamic scholar

    04/14/2016 6:16:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 14, 2016 | Agence France-Presse
    Doha (AFP) - A leading Islamic scholar has claimed Muslims are "annoyed" by the level of support among Americans for US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Ali Qara Daghi, Secretary-General of the Qatar-based International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), told AFP late Wednesday that Trump was also using "attacks on Islam" to try and secure his bid for the White House. "This is really annoying us so much that he has these levels of support," he said. "We do not want this for the American people or America, which was founded on democracy, freedom and pluralism. "His remarks are not...
  • Barbara Boxer loses it, goes off on Catholic priest who questions global warming

    04/14/2016 9:32:04 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 37 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/14/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Boxer Unhinged: You berate anyone who disagrees with you as immoral and corrupt Rob is our resident Catholic, so I defer to him on matters of Catholic doctrine. But from the looks of things I know a lot more about it than self-identified Catholic Barbara Boxer - whose real religion appears to be global warming. Or should I say, the massively expanded and empowered government we’ll get if only people stop questioning the left-wing orthodoxy on things like global warming, which demands that all debate stop immediately and that government be given whatever it wants so it can do something,...
  • Palestine – Internet Intifada On Free Speech Intensifies

    04/14/2016 6:33:35 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/14/16 | David Singer
    Deliberately manipulating these hate-filled websites perpetuates an unchallenged aura of lies and distortions that are misleadingly and deceptively influencing readers’ opinions on the Arab-Jewish conflict An increasing number of anti-Jewish and anti-Israel websites are banning comments made by me in response to articles or readers’ comments published on their sites. These websites have: Simply not posted my comments or Deleted all published comments – including mine - when factual errors pointed out by me cannot be successfully challenged or denied - thereby exposing the unquestionable venom and hate being spewed out on these websites
  • Culture War in Europe

    04/13/2016 6:19:10 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/13/16 | Anthony J. Tarquinto
    A “Brexit” could cause a chain-reaction of others wanting out, putting the intellectuals’ dream of a “United States of Europe” in jeopardy. The continent that gave us Beethoven, blue-water navies, the Renaissance, the Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution is in existential crisis. Since early 2014, millions of people from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and northern Africa have streamed into Europe’s southern periphery, with more on the way. Western elites have criticized some nations for not doing enough to absorb the influx from war-torn countries. What they don’t realize is that refugees of war often drag the war along with them. From...
  • The Gitmo Exodus

    04/13/2016 6:17:26 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/13/16 | Matthew Vadum
    Obama's rush to empty Guantanamo Bay prison and set free high-risk terrorists Despite warnings that Muslim terrorists remain a grave threat to the United States, President Obama gave two dangerous veteran jihadists at Guantanamo Bay get-out-of-jail-free cards earlier this month. Emptying out Guantanamo is a longtime goal of Obama. Shuttering the terrorist detention facility located on U.S.-held territory in Cuba has been a goal of President Obama, going back at least to the campaign trail in 2008. He wants to close the prison camp and unleash the worst of the worst among Islamic terrorists, allowing them to wreak havoc and...
  • Bad news, atheists. Federal Court rules ‘Flying Spaghetti Monster’ not a real religion

    04/13/2016 6:15:56 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 29 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/13/16 | Robert Laurie
    Tough luck, pastafarians. You'll just have to go back to being annoying, dressing like pirates, and pretending to worship a wad of noodles without any of the protections of a real religion As Dan and I have written several times, militant atheists are so obsessed with a thing they don’t believe in - namely faith - that they spend much of their time thinking up creative ways to mock it. This makes them feel clever, superior, and better than the neanderthals that believe in a higher power. If they actually got their wish, and religion became a thing of the...
  • Greenfield: Islam is Colonialism, Palestine is Colonialism

    04/13/2016 10:35:02 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 10 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Sunday, April 10, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sunday, April 10, 2016 Islam is Colonialism, Palestine is Colonialism Posted by Daniel Greenfield At Israeli Apartheid Week, campus haters claim to be fighting “colonialism” by fighting Jews. Columbia University’s Center for Palestine Studies, dedicated to a country that doesn’t exist and which has produced nothing worth studying except terrorism, features diatribes such as Palestine Re-Covered: Reading a Settler Colonial Landscape”. This word salad is a toxic stew of historical revisionism being used to justify the Muslim settler colonization of the indigenous Jewish population. You can’t colonize Palestine because you can't colonize colonizers. The Muslim population in Israel is a...
  • GOPe Playing Very Dangerous Game With Current Political Con

    04/12/2016 7:16:46 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 18 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | April 12, 2016 | Sundance
    PARTY LEADERSHIP RECOMMENDING AVOID OHIO CONVENTION... Somewhat quietly, though not without some water-cooler discussion, the Republican Party Leadership is warning membership to stay away from the upcoming Cleveland Ohio convention. The media is describing the issue as centering around those elected politicians who may want to avoid the potential for divisive controversy. However, if you look at the actual landscape, and then look at the political ideology of those who are openly saying they are staying away, what you’ll notice is the RINO caucus, the ‘Decepticons’, are the most cautious. If you spend some time digging through the professional GOPe...