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  • China tightens church control ahead of Christmas

    12/24/2014 9:43:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 25, 2014 12:29 AM EST | Didi Tang
    Two days before Christmas, members of a rural Christian congregation in the eastern city of Wenzhou welded some pieces of metal into a cross and hoisted it onto the top of their worship hall to replace one that was forcibly removed in October. Within an hour, township officials and uniformed men barged onto the church ground and tore down the cross. […] That means that the worshippers in Wenzhou, like many Christians in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang, will worship this Christmas under a cross-less roof. Provincial authorities have toppled crosses from more than 400 churches, and even razed...
  • The True Story of The Patton Prayer

    12/24/2014 9:41:12 PM PST · by WhiskeyX
    Review of the News ^ | 6 October 1971 | Msgr. James H. O'Neill
    Many conflicting and some untrue stories have been printed about General George S. Patton and the Third Army Prayer. Some have had the tinge of blasphemy and disrespect for the Deity. Even in "War As I Knew It" by General Patton, the footnote on the Prayer by Colonel Paul D. Harkins, Patton's Deputy Chief of Staff, while containing the elements of a funny story about the General and his Chaplain, is not the true account of the prayer Incident or its sequence. As the Chief Chaplain of the Third Army throughout the five campaigns on the Staff of General Patton,...
  • Vanity: God Bless Us, Every One!

    12/24/2014 8:50:16 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 7 replies
    The Husband and I just finished the obligatory, annual viewing of George C. Scott in "A Christmas Carol". (That's my husband's favorite; I sort of favor the Patrick Stewart version....) The story never fails to move me. Whenever we attempt to get outside of our 'small' selves, and extend love toward others, we grow, and make ourselves more fit for the Kingdom. God Bless us Every One; and a Very Merry Christmas, to all Freepers. All of you have taught me, and inspired me, over many years - even though I only 'joined-up' and began posting a short while ago....
  • Baghdad's Christians gather defiantly for Christmas Eve mass

    12/24/2014 6:40:59 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 24, 2014 | Saif Hameed
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Baghdad’s embattled Christian community worshipped defiantly Wednesday night at Christmas Eve mass. The pews filled at Baghdad’s Sacred Heart church, as people remembered the darkest year in memory. Blast walls shielded the church and seven policeman flanked the outside of the house of worship, in an indication of the government's fear of an attack on the religious groups by jihadists who consider them non-believers. The congregation sang in unison: “Praise Jesus, our Lord. Oh praise him” as incense burnt in the darkened church.
  • 271 - Remarks Upon Lighting the National Community Christmas Tree.

    12/24/2014 4:51:12 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 7 replies
    American Presidency Project ^ | December 24, 1953 | Dwight D. Eisenhower
    My Fellow Americans--here in Washington, in your homes across the Nation and abroad--and in our country's service around the world: This evening's ceremony, here at the White House, is one of many thousands in America's traditional celebration of the birth, almost 2,000 years ago, of the Prince of Peace. For us, this Christmas is truly a season of good will--and our first peaceful one since 1949. Our national and individual blessings are manifold. Our hopes are bright even though the world still stands divided in two antagonistic parts. More precisely than in any other way, prayer places freedom and communism...
  • (Vanity) A Rarely Heard Christmas Carol: Where Shepherds Lately Knelt.

    A rarely heard Christmas Carol. 1. Where shepherds lately knelt and kept the angel's word, I come in half belief, a pilgrim strangely stirred, but there is room and welcome there for me, but there is room and welcome there for me.2. In that unlikely place I find him as they said: sweet newborn babe, how frail! and in a manger bed, a still, small voice to cry one day for me, a still, small voice to cry one day for me. 3. How should I not have known Isaiah would be there, his prophecies fulfilled? With pounding heart I...
  • (vanity) A Christmas story and other stuff....

    12/24/2014 3:34:32 PM PST · by Shimmer1 · 13 replies
    vanity | Shimmer1
    A CHRISTMAS STORY TO REMEMBER It was Christmas Eve 1881. I was fifteen years old and feeling like the world had caved in on me because there just hadn't been enough money to buy me the rifle that I'd wanted for Christmas. We did the chores early that night for some reason. I just figured Pa wanted a little extra time so we could read in the Bible. After supper was over I took my boots off and stretched out in front of the fireplace and waited for Pa to get down the old Bible. I was still feeling sorry...
  • Pope Benedict XVI Christmas Message (2009)

    12/24/2014 2:24:01 PM PST · by Steelfish · 11 replies
    Pope Benedict XVI Christmas Homily 2009 Here is the Vatican’s English translation of the pope’s homily: Dear Brothers and Sisters! “A child is born for us, a son is given to us” (Is 9:5). What Isaiah prophesied as he gazed into the future from afar, consoling Israel amid its trials and its darkness, is now proclaimed to the shepherds as a present reality by the Angel, from whom a cloud of light streams forth: “To you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord” (Lk 2:11). The Lord is here. From this...
  • On Christmas

    12/24/2014 10:16:15 AM PST · by paterfamilias
    24 Dec 2014 | Me
    The Nativity by Ghirlandaio ... et verbum caro factum est et habitavit in nobis ... --- Johannes 1:14 ... and the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us... Christmas blessings to all. Please remember in your prayers our fallen police, military, their families, and those suffering religious persecution in the Middle East and Africa.
  • Officials order man to take down zombie Nativity scene

    12/24/2014 8:31:03 AM PST · by Brother Cracker · 29 replies
    reviewjournal ^ | December 23, 2014 | STEVE BITTENBENDER
    Nativity scene has caused quite a stir in his neighborhood, with some considering it a holiday treat. But others see a nightmare before Christmas. Responding to two anonymous complaints, officials in Ohio’s Sycamore Township said on Tuesday they have ordered Jasen Dixon to take down his display by Friday because it violates local property maintenance codes. Dixon, who manages a haunted attraction in Indiana, faces a $1,000 fine if he does not remove the 10-foot by 10-foot structure he built three weeks ago. He said he made the models for the zombie Mary and three wise men and borrowed props...
  • Was Jesus born in a different Bethlehem?

    12/23/2014 7:51:22 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 51 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | December 24, 2014 | Jessica Steinberg
    The New Testament says Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, but one rogue Israeli archaeologist says it is far more likely the Christian savior was born in Bethlehem of the Galilee, more than 60 miles from Jerusalem. Aviram Oshri spent nearly eleven years excavating artifacts in Bethlehem of the Galilee — an ancient biblical village near Nazareth that was later settled by German Templers — which he believes show that the traditional account of Jesus’s birthplace may be wrong. But when he produced his findings for his employer, the Israel Antiquities Authority, he found his proposal dismissed and called...
  • A Lesson From Luke

    12/23/2014 7:31:10 PM PST · by OddLane · 10 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | December 23, 2014 | Mark Steyn
    This is a column we still get a lot of requests for this time of year - written eleven Christmases ago and riffing off an often overlooked corner of the Gospels. It represents one of my first forays into what would become the demographic thesis of America Alone. I'm happy to report that Israel's fertility looks a little healthier than Mr Netanyahu gave it credit for. Europe, alas, remains largely blind to what lies ahead: But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou...
  • Shane & Shane: O Holy Night with Phil Wickham 2012

    12/23/2014 3:32:31 PM PST · by VRW Conspirator · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 22, 2012 | Shane & Shane, Wickham
    Flannel shirts, beards, guitars, harmony, beautiful... and the video brought tears to my eyes. Enjoy FReepers.
  • Pakistan, Terrorism, and the Peshawar Attack

    12/23/2014 2:31:58 PM PST · by Republic_Venom · 1 replies
    TheDiplomat.com (interview on YouTube) ^ | Last Week | Shannon Tiezzi
    https://www.youtube.com/embed/-ah7oj5CmPo
  • Caroline Glick tells off Danish ambassador (video)

    12/23/2014 4:11:36 AM PST · by servo1969 · 10 replies
    youtube.com ^ | elderofziyon2
    Diplomatic drama during the Europe-Israel panel at The Jerusalem Post Diplomatic Conference in Jerusalem on Thursday, moderated by Herb Keinon with The Jerusalem Post | JPost.com's Senior Contributing Editor Caroline B. Glick and Danish Ambassador Jesper Vahr. Thanks to Eli Mandelbaum. taken from Steve Lindh FB
  • They Sang Christmas Carols at an Abortion Clinic, You’ll be Amazed What Happened

    12/22/2014 6:49:56 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Life News ^ | 12/22/14 | Matt Yonke
    Since 2003, the Pro-Life Action League has held an “Empty Manger” Christmas caroling day outside abortion clinics in our headquarters city of Chicago and the surrounding area, and Saturday we continued that tradition, visiting eight area facilities—five in Chicago and three in DuPage county. Over the years women have occasionally chosen life for their babies when they heard the songs of Christmas outside the abortion facility, and on Saturday four women that we know of cancelled their abortion appointments! Three Babies Saved at Planned Parenthood Aurora The day started outside Planned Parenthood’s Aurora, Illinois mega-center where we’ve been caroling since...
  • Open Thread: BYU-Memphis first-ever Miami Beach Bowl [Vanity]

    12/22/2014 12:46:50 PM PST · by Colofornian · 13 replies
    Colofornian | Dec. 22, 2014 | Colofornian
    Open bowl thread Late second quarter, refs wave off a BYU defensive pass interference after claim ball was tipped. (Instant replay -- no tip at line...only tip by BYU interception player...result? Free ref-provided td for BYU) Otherwise...hi-scoring first half. BYU...first 1 1/2 quarters...an unsportmanslike conduct penalty...an unnecessary roughness penalty...a facemask penalty...A real testimony, I would say. Commentators mentioned penalties been an issue for BYU during season.
  • Why rape is so intrinsic to religion (Mary Got Raped:Salon Click Bait)

    12/22/2014 12:01:18 PM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Salon ^ | December 21, 2014 | Valerie Tarico
    Powerful gods and demi-gods impregnating human women—it’s a common theme in the history of religion, and it’s more than a little rapey. Zeus comes to Danae in the form of a golden shower, cutting “the knot of intact virginity” and leaving her pregnant with the Greek hero, Perseus. Jupiter forcibly overcomes Europa by transforming himself into a white bull and abducting her. He imprisons her on the Isle of Crete, over time fathering three children. Pan copulates with a shepherdess to produce Hermes. The legendary founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus are conceived when the Roman god Mars impregnates Rea...
  • The Possession of Alan Colmes

    12/22/2014 10:49:12 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 58 replies
    Observation worth noting ^ | 12/22/2014 | Eddie01
    I have watched Alan Colmes decline since he defended O.J. Simpson in 1996. How is that possible you ask? Alan wheeled his way from illogical radio leftist toadie to a gig opposite of Hannity on Fox News. A soulless hapless fool gratuitously begging for approval from his leftist administration superiors feeding him his talking points. Then he was pulled, by who I'm not sure - the left I guess for being so ineffective. ...back to radio So effective on Hannity, no new shows picked him up on any MSM outlet. ...interesting. ouch. Today on Fox News however, Alan was a...
  • ‘That is awesome': Mel Brooks shares a story about WWII that will make your day

    12/22/2014 7:28:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Twitchy ^ | December 21, 2014 | Staff
    Mel Brooks ✔ @MelBrooks My brother Lenny wrote “Happy Hannukah Hitler” on one of the bombs he dropped from his B17 Flying Fortress in WWII #AVeryMelHannukah
  • Satanic Temple puts up display at Michigan Capitol

    12/21/2014 8:13:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 21, 2014 6:21 PM EST
    Christians and Satanists put up competing displays Sunday on the Michigan Capitol grounds as Christmas week got underway. The Detroit chapter of the Satanic Temple set up its “Snaketivity Scene” featuring a snake offering a book called “Revolt of the Angels” as a gift. The snake is wrapped around the Satanic cross on the 3-feet-by-3-feet display. Capitol rules require that displays have to be taken down each night. In a videotaped interview with the Lansing State Journal, Satanic Temple spokeswoman Jex Blackmore said her group doesn’t worship Satan but does promote individuality, compassion and views that differ from Christian and...
  • Hardly a slap on the wrist for Femen nude invasion of famous Cathedral

    12/21/2014 7:22:58 PM PST · by Morgana · 26 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Dec 19, 2014 | Jeanne Smits, Paris correspondent
    The topless “Femen” activist who desecrated the Parisian church of the Madeleine days before Christmas last year was given a one-month suspended prison sentence for “sexual exhibitionism” on Wednesday by a penal tribunal in Paris. Eloise Bouton, 31, made the headlines on December 20, 2013, when she burst into the choir of the church half-naked, shouting “Christmas is cancelled,” bearing the same inscription on her back and the words “344e salope” (344th b****) on her chest. These words refer to a famous manifesto published in 1971 by 343 women, mostly intellectuals, actresses and political activists, in the left-wing magazine Nouvel...
  • Christianity and the War for Women

    12/21/2014 4:44:10 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Live Action News ^ | Murray Vasser | Dec 21, 2014
    A common narrative in our society is that, by opposing abortion and infanticide, Christians are conducting a “war on women.” However, in a fascinating study entitled “The Rise of Christianity,” published by Princeton University Press, sociologist Rodney Stark argues that the phenomenal growth of “the obscure, marginal Jesus movement” was due in large part to women. Stark argues that early Christianity was “especially attractive to women” because “within the Christian subculture women enjoyed far higher status than did women in the Greco-Roman world at large.” Furthermore, Stark argues that the Christian opposition to abortion and infanticide was one of the...
  • Cops Being Murdered, SCOTUS and GOP bending over, Obama Approval Up....Sad

    12/21/2014 4:14:37 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    12/21/14 | sff
    Folks, I have been a bit under the weather lately....so maybe my mood is reflected by my sickness. I log on to Drudge and see Obama is going UP in Gallup....meanwhile, the society is hurtling toward hell. Sodomy is celebrated and enabled by SCOTUS (the state of Florida's constitution is about to be shredded--to the delight of the liberal media), jobs are being lost, racism is exploding, and all during the season wherein we are to remember our Saviour. My mind and heart struggle to remember God has ALL THINGS in His control. His providence is working all events and...
  • Pope Benedict XVI Denounces Gay Marriage In His Christmas Message Saying 'Manipulation of…"

    12/20/2014 9:42:22 PM PST · by Steelfish · 24 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | December 21, 2012 | LEON WATSON
    Pope Benedict XVI Denounces Gay Marriage In His Christmas Message Saying 'Manipulation of Nature' Will Put Future Of Mankind At Stake His Holiness says idea destroys the very 'essence of the human creature' He made comments in one of his most important speeches of the year By LEON WATSON 21 December 2012 The Pope has pressed his opposition to gay marriage today saying the future of mankind is at stake. Pope Benedict XVI denounced what he described as people manipulating their God-given identities to suit their sexual choices - and destroying the very 'essence of the human creature' in the...
  • The Hallelujah Chorus--All Parts Performed by 2 Singers in an Abandoned Bunker (YouTube vid, 4m22s)

    NASA and Handel hook up.
  • Faculty Senate speaks out against Jindal's prayer rally

    12/20/2014 1:18:17 PM PST · by BBell · 3 replies
    http://www.lsureveille.com ^ | 12/20/14 | Fernanda Zamudio-Suarez
    Plans for Gov. Bobby Jindal’s upcoming prayer rally are drawing criticism from the LSU Faculty Senate.When students and faculty come back from winter break Jindal will host “The Response,” a prayer rally in the PMAC on Saturday, Jan. 24. The University cannot deny the PMAC from any group who pays the rental fee. “Thus, the University may not have the authority to prevent the use of this facility by its sponsor, the AFA, which, as readers of the newspapers know, has voiced a variety of views that seem inconsistent with the goals and aspirations of a great university,” LSU Faculty...
  • The Spirit of the 1914 Christmas Truce

    12/20/2014 5:28:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 19, 2014 | Robert M. Sapolsky
    On Christmas morning we stuck up a board with ‘A Merry Christmas’ on it. The enemy had stuck up a similar one…. Two of our men then threw their equipment off and jumped on the parapet with their hands above their heads. Two of the Germans done the same and commenced to walk up the river bank, our two men going to meet them. They met and shook hands and then we all got out of the trench… So wrote a British soldier named Frank Richards, referring to the first Christmas of World War I, one hundred years ago this...
  • Gen. Boykin: Army Violated Its Own Regulations in Punishing Chaplain for Using Scripture

    12/19/2014 8:49:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 18, 2014 - 5:26 PM | Lauretta Brown
    Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin (U.S. Army-Ret.) says the Army violated its own regulations by punishing Chaplain Joseph Lawhorn for “using Christian scripture and solutions” in a mandatory suicide prevention training session. Boykin, chair of the Restore Military Religious Freedom Coalition (RMRFC), also said that the treatment of Lawhorn violated the chaplain’s constitutional rights. “First of all, his case is important because it is an infringement on his First Amendment rights,” Boykin told CNSNews.com. “Secondly, he is a chaplain. By definition, chaplains deal with spiritual issues, and all he was doing was explaining how his faith helped him. The third thing,...
  • Bangor store stands firm after getting complaints for Jesus-themed windows

    12/19/2014 10:27:55 AM PST · by wbill · 25 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | December 18, 2014 | Aaron Prill
    This story passed through my social media feed the other day and I couldn’t resist giving it a virtual ‘shout out’. Discount Mattress and Furniture in the Airport Mall in Bangor currently has their windows decorated with a nativity, and the words ‘Jesus is the Reason for the Season.’ Nothing wrong with that, right? Jesus is the reason for this season after all. Well, apparently some “window watchers” are not having a happy holiday upon seeing this display because the furniture store recently posted the following message to their Facebook Page – “We are getting some calls that people don’t...
  • Abortionist Says He’s a “God Loving Christian” But Does Abortions at 28 Weeks

    12/18/2014 6:22:52 PM PST · by Morgana · 28 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 12/18/14 | Sarah Terzo
    James Pendergraft is a late term abortionist, who performs abortions up to 28 weeks. He works in Florida. From an article about him: “Pendergraft also isn’t bashful about making money in his line of work. He says he went into a profession he believes in, and it happens to be profitable… He will not reveal annual revenues, but he says his clinics are “very economically viable.” “His in-your-face salesmanship leaves many – including other clinic operators – uncomfortable. They wonder how much of his professed altruism is just a marketing pitch. Maggie Gifford, a spokeswoman for the Florida coalition of...
  • Imagine the outrage if those vulgar Christmas cards poked fun at Islam instead

    12/18/2014 2:22:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 05:33 EST, 18 December 2014 | Stephen Glover
    Hollywood dubbed the life of Christ “The Greatest Story Ever Told”. But actually the title would serve perfectly for the birth of the baby Jesus in the stable at Bethlehem, surrounded by his parents and beasts of the field. […] Whatever you think, whether you believe the Gospels or not, this is a story that has spoken to the hearts of men for 2,000 years, and still speaks to many of us. Who could ruin it? Who could want to ruin it? One answer is a stationery chain called Scribbler. It is stocking, by my count, some 50 Christmas cards...
  • Top-of-the-flops: 10 Chanukah songs that didn’t make the charts

    12/17/2014 6:28:03 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 27 replies
    How to write better.net ^ | December 16, 2012
    Oy to the World Schlepping through a Winter Wonderland Hava Negilah – The Megamix Bubby Got Run Over by a Reindeer Enough with those Jingle Bells Already…Jeez! Matzo Man (by the Lower East Side Village People) I Have a Little Dreidel (the Barking Dog Version) Come on Baby, Light My Menorah Deck the Halls with Balls of Matzoh Silent Night? I Should Be So Lucky
  • Pro-Abortion Clergy Claim Jesus Would Accept Abortion

    12/17/2014 5:41:32 PM PST · by Morgana · 23 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 12/17/14 | Sarah Zagorski
    Truthfully, abortion and God don’t go too well together. But apparently, according to a new article on the pro-abortion website Think Progress titled, “God Loves Women Who Have Abortions': The Religious Abortion Advocates That History Forgot” more religious leaders should support “reproductive freedom.” The article presents three main points: God loves women who’ve had abortions, religious clergy joined the pro-abortion movement because too many women were dying from back alley abortions and historically the religious community has failed to love post-abortive women. First of all, of course God loves women who have had abortions, that’s NEVER been in question. Yet,...
  • Time to Challenge No-Fault Divorce

    12/17/2014 1:07:54 PM PST · by Up Yours Marxists · 32 replies
    First Things ^ | December 8, 2014 12:00 GMT | Thomas F. Farr and Hilary Towers
    High in the catalogue of social pathologies afflicting marriage and the family in America stands our system of family law, the central purpose of which is to enforce no-fault divorce. In a letter to the Holy Father and the recent Extraordinary Synod on the Family, almost fifty international scholars and religious leaders joined us in urging the Church to consider the effects of no-fault divorce, along with other barriers to faithful, lifelong marriage. State laws on divorce began to be implemented in the late 1960s, but today have been absorbed into the legal and cultural mainstream nationwide. The logic of...
  • Holy Moses, Batman! [God depicted as a petulant child in Exodus: Gods and Kings]

    12/17/2014 6:48:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/17/2014 | By Arnold Cusmariu
    English director Ridley Scott is evidently fond of what Hollywood calls “period pieces.” He has had little trouble getting funding for such unlike other directors, no doubt because of his track record with Alien (1979), the cult classic Blade Runner (1982), and Thelma and Louise (1991). The suits felt sufficiently rewarded after they let Scott get into the time machine to make Gladiator (2000), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), and Robin Hood (2010) to let him try again. However, for Exodus: Gods and Kings, now playing at your neighborhood multiplex, Scott had to travel quite a bit farther back. If...
  • EU court orders removal of Hamas from terror blacklist

    12/17/2014 3:44:21 AM PST · by wtd · 11 replies
    AFP ^ | 2 hours ago 12/17/2014 | AFP
    EU court orders Hamas removal from terror blacklist"The Palestinian Islamic militant group Hamas must be removed from the EU's terrorism blacklist, but its assets will stay frozen, a European court ruled on Wednesday. The original listing in 2001 was...
  • Reverend: giving women “right to abortion” is a “compassionate stand”

    12/16/2014 10:32:07 PM PST · by Morgana · 32 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | February 13, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    From a proabortion clergy member: “Clearly, giving a woman the right to abortion is a compassionate stand, and anytime compassion rules over judgment, we see the kingdom of God. I can’t get any of these Bible thumping, antiabortion people to show me any place at all scripture where Jesus ever says, “You made your bed, now lie in it. Too bad…” I see Jesus as being outrageously gracious, outrageously forgiving. If Jesus were right here today, I think he would say, “I’m sad that anyone has to have an abortion. I’m sad that has to be a choice. But you’ve...
  • Abortionist: “God gave me this mission in life.”

    12/16/2014 8:55:48 PM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | March 13, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    In the small still hours of the night I am at peace with myself and with God, who gave me this mission in life.” Dallas abortionist Mary Smith, MD Physicians for Reproductive Health “Why I Provide Abortions” This is what Smith’s “God given” mission is, according to her: GRAPHIC IMAGES ON LINK
  • Abortion Clinic owner: pro-choice people have “loving, caring” perspective

    12/16/2014 6:19:17 PM PST · by Morgana · 23 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | April 27, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    Kay Bellevue, who started an abortion clinic in Fargo: “I have always acted on what to me are Judeo-Christian principles. The 10 Commandments plus love thy neighbor.… It’s very distressing to me that [people,] particularly the people opposed to abortion, will attempt to say their moral beliefs are the only correct ones… I think pro-choice people have a very strong basis in theology for the caring, loving perspective they have on abortion as do the antiabortion people have a basis in theology for their strong, loving caring perspective about the fetus.” Quoted in Faye D Ginsburg Contested Lives: the Abortion...
  • Do we finally have proof of life on Mars?

    12/16/2014 11:00:01 AM PST · by Red Badger · 60 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 13:36 EST, 16 December 2014 | By Jonathan O'Callaghan
    Unexplained methane spikes suggest bacteria is living on the red planet Nasa scientists in California have revealed evidence for life on Mars They say methane spikes on the planet could be produced by bacteria And, at the moment, there is no better explanation for the spikes The signs were spotted briefly occurring by one of Curiosity's instruments Life is the chief producer of methane on Earth, although there are many non-biological processes that can also generate the gas But no such process could be ruled out during tests - suggesting there may be bacteria living on or under the surface...
  • Australians Just Showed the World Exactly How to Respond to Terrorism With # I'll Ride With You

    12/15/2014 3:35:37 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 46 replies
    World.Mic ^ | December 15, 2014 | Jordan Valinsky
    In the aftermath of the hostage crisis in downtown Sydney, Australians are showing the world they're not caving to racism or Islamophobia. On Monday, an armed gunman stormed a cafe in Martin Place, entering a tense standoff with police. After the hostage-taker displayed an Islamic flag in the cafe's window, many of Australia's Muslims are understandably anxious about facing retribution. But instead, Australians have banded together on Twitter with #IllRideWithYou, a hashtag showing their solidarity with fellow countrymen scared of being attacked on public transportation. Why it matters. This hashtag movement is powerful sign that Australians won't get worked up...
  • VIDEO: Muslim Fast-Food Worker Has Shocking Reaction to Someone Ordering Bacon

    12/14/2014 7:59:39 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 101 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | 12DEC2014 | Staff Writer
    Ah, the joys of tolerance. Sydney, Australia has begun to learn them after opening several Muslim-friendly restaurants that serve only halal food that is permissible to be eaten under Shariah law. One of those restaurants is featured in this video of a Muslim man who completely loses it when a customer, apparently unaware that he was in a halal-only KFC, asked for bacon on his sandwich. The video shows the KFC employee yelling — screaming, really — about being recorded. He also threatens the customer. Apparently he really, really doesn’t like the word “bacon.” Great customer service at those halal-only...
  • Pastor Kept Woman as Sex Slave for Years, Forced Her to Have an Abortion

    12/13/2014 9:19:39 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Life News ^ | 12/12/14 | Steven Ertelt
    A pastor in England faced a hearing in court in which he is accused of keeping a woman as a sex slave and forcing her to have an abortion. While abortion is legalized in many nations under the auspices of a “right to choose,” the reality is that a large percentage of women who get abortions are forced, pressured or coerced into getting them. In this case, Gilbert Deya, 61, who runs a ministry outfit named after himself, is charged with four counts of rape, one of attempted rape, two of sexual assault and one of battery. His church reportedly...
  • Do not waste your time or money on the Exodus movie.

    12/13/2014 5:39:55 PM PST · by uptowngirl · 48 replies
    It is miles away from the Bible story. I hate that I just gave Hollyweird a reward of my hard earned money for producing this garbage. Please, please, learn from my mistake.
  • Hollywood Finds Religion But Should Moviegoers Embrace “Exodus?”

    12/12/2014 9:50:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/11/2014 | John Hanlon
    In 2014, Hollywood has embraced telling religious stories on film. No longer, it seems, are religious viewers denied the opportunity to see biblical stories onscreen. In February of this year, Roma Downey and Mark Burnett brought Jesus’ story to the big screen in Son of God. In March, director Darren Aronofsky presented Noah , which— in spite of its narrative flaws— worked as an epic tale. This weekend, Ridley Scott— the newest high-profile director to embrace this trend— offers up a version of Moses’ story in the new drama Exodus: Gods and Kings. Regardless of your religious beliefs, this biblical...
  • Burka Barbie

    12/12/2014 8:46:17 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 14 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | January 19, 2010 | Rich Trzupek
    My first experience with Sharia Law ... Waiting to pass through customs, I observed a Saudi soldier swinging a machete, casually decapitating a score of Kewpie dolls that an unsuspecting westerner had tried to bring into the country. The torsos were returned to the traveler and the heads were dumped in the trash, all in accordance with Sharia Law. As a “how do you do?” there are better ways to make a first impression.
  • Time to Tackle Global Warming Running Out, Pope Tells Climate Summit

    12/11/2014 5:35:18 PM PST · by Up Yours Marxists · 59 replies
    Catholic Register (Catholic News Service) ^ | December 12, 2014 00:16 GMT | Carol Glatz
    VATICAN CITY - Tackling the problem of climate change is a serious ethical and moral responsibility, Pope Francis told negotiators from around the world meeting for a climate summit in Lima, Peru. "The time to find global solutions is running out. We can find adequate solutions only if we act together and unanimously," he said in a written message to Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Peru's minister of the environment and host president of the 20th UN Climate Change Conference. Thousands of negotiators from 195 countries gathered for the meeting in Lima Dec. 1-12 to hammer out details of a new international agreement...
  • All Animals Go To Heaven, Says Pope Francis

    12/11/2014 7:59:05 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 211 replies
    The Dodo ^ | December 08, 2014 | Stephen Messenger
    In his weekly address at the Vatican late last month, Pope Francis issued a remarkable statement that’s sure to come as welcome news to anyone who’s ever lost a beloved pet. According to Francis, the promise of an afterlife applies not only to believers, but to all animals as well."The Holy Scriptures teach us that the realization of this wonderful plan covers all that is around us, and that came out of the thought and the heart of God," Pope Francis said, as quoted by Italian news site Resapubblica. The Pope then went on to say that “heaven is open to all...
  • Is President Obama’s ‘glass houses’ scripture reference in the Bible? Not exactly.

    12/10/2014 10:27:09 PM PST · by boatbums · 38 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Dec. 10, 2014 | Abby Ohlheiser
    President Obama referred to the Bible during a speech on immigration Tuesday in Nashville. But there was a problem: Strictly speaking, one of the lines he cited appears nowhere in scripture. "The good book says, don't throw stones in glass houses," the president said. "Or," he added, "make sure we're looking at the log in our eye before we are pointing out the mote in other folks' eyes."