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  • Pastors Will Ask for God’s Blessing on Local Abortion Clinic Tonight

    11/09/2018 7:21:55 AM PST · by Morgana · 39 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | November 9, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    It’s one of the most sacrilegious acts a religious leader could perform, but it’s happening again — this time in Columbus, Ohio. Tonight, the the so-called Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice is planning a “blessing” of a local abortion clinic. This appears to be a response to the closing ceremony of the 40 Days for Life campaign where pro-life advocates pray outside abortion facilities worldwide and offer practical pregnancy help and support for women. Originally, the blessing was supposed to take place at a Planned Parenthood abortion center. Although, the Planned Parenthood event has now been taken off their website,...
  • Finding 'Common Good' Among Evangelicals In The Political Season (NPR)

    10/25/2018 10:30:15 AM PDT · by Drango · 18 replies
    NPR ^ | 10/25/18 | SARAH MCCAMMON
    On a recent evening in Houston, under the heavy branches of live oak trees, Doug Pagitt stood before a couple dozen people gathered on blue folding chairs on the Rice University campus. "You've heard it said that to be a true Christian, you must vote like a Republican," he said. "But we are here to be reminded that just ain't so." You have heard it said, 'America First,' but we are here to be reminded to 'seek first the Kingdom of God,' on behalf of all those everywhere in the world. Doug Pagitt Pagitt, 52, describes himself as a progressive...
  • LGBTQ activists use leftist tactics to split a church

    10/24/2018 10:26:43 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/24/18 | Lee Cary
    A major schism of the United Methodist Church would surprise no one Activists within the United Methodist Church (UMC), America’s second largest Protestant denomination, are using the tactics of the American political Left to leverage a major change in their church. Those tactics include using: (A.) labels as propaganda; (B.) protest demonstrations as theatre; and, (C.) escalating defiance to test boundaries.
  • The Left’s Religious War Against America - Greenfield

    10/15/2018 12:56:17 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 6 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | October 15, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Left’s Religious War Against America What’s really driving leftist anger and hatred. October 12, 2018 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. 69% of progressives are ashamed to be Americans, but 63% are proud of their political ideology instead. The majority don’t attend religious services, but 73% list politics as their preoccupation. Religiously unaffiliated voters are the most excited about attending political rallies and marches. Numbers from one poll showed that, "religiously unaffiliated Democrats were more than twice as likely...
  • The ‘Religious Left’ Espouses Fake Doctrine That Deceives the Many

    10/14/2018 3:08:08 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 9 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | October 14, 2018 | JP
    “The National Council of Churches makes a rare statement to Oppose Kavanaugh.” So read the headline accompanying the lead story a fortnight ago in the The Washington Post’s “Acts of Faith” section. The WaPo hailed the NCC – the (fake) religious arm of the Democrat Party – for its denunciation of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee (and, by extension, President Trump himself). And the paper misleadingly suggested that the NCC’s statement represented the prevailing sentiment of the “more than 30 million U.S. parishioners” the Protestant organization purportedly represents. But the NCC hardly speaks for the more than 30 million parishioners....
  • Atlanta Priest Goes to Drag Show

    10/07/2018 7:34:21 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 10/2/18 | Rodney Pelletier
    Pastor of the Shrine of the Immaculate ConceptionATLANTA (ChurchMilitant.com) - The pastor of a pro-homosexual parish is flaunting his attendance at a drag show in August. Monsignor Henry Gracz, the pastor of the heavily pro-homosexual Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Atlanta, posted on his Facebook that he attended a drag performance at "Lips" on Aug. 1. The same month, Abp. Wilton Gregory appointed Gracz "spiritual director" to sex abuse victims despite the fact he is unapologetically pro-homosexual. In June 2017, Gracz allowed Sr. Jeannine Gramick and Francis DeBernardo from the dissident New Ways Ministry to speak at the Shrine...
  • [liberal] National Council of Churches urges Kavanaugh’s nomination be withdrawn

    10/03/2018 8:31:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/03/2018 | Diana Stancy Correll
    The National Council of Churches, a partnership of 38 Christian faith groups in the United States, is urging for Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination to be withdrawn, citing his temperament and demeanor before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week. “Judge Kavanaugh exhibited extreme partisan bias and disrespect towards certain members of the committee and thereby demonstrated that he possesses neither the temperament nor the character essential for a member of the highest court in our nation,” read a statement released by the council Wednesday. Additionally, the group pointed to what the statement described as “several misstatements and some outright falsehoods”...
  • The Latest: Church council calls for Kavanaugh withdrawal

    10/03/2018 4:45:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 3, 2018 | The Associated Press
    A massive coalition of U.S. Christian churches attended by 40 million people wants Brett Kavanaugh to withdraw his Supreme Court nomination. The National Council of Churches says the conservative jurist has "disqualified himself." The group says in a statement that at last week's dramatic Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, he showed "extreme partisan bias," demonstrating he lacks the temperament to join the high court. The group says Kavanaugh told "outright falsehoods." And it is criticizing his judicial record on voting rights, health care and other issues on which the group has taken liberal-leaning positions. Kavanaugh is a Roman Catholic who has...
  • Clinton’s Daughter Follows Her Mother’s Path, Says That Murdering Babies Is What Good Christians Do

    09/16/2018 1:58:13 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 27 replies
    http://shoebat.org ^ | 09/15/2018 | Andrew Bieszad
    Video (2:43:) of Chelly's scripted dissertation, if you can stomach it. More personality deficiencies, and ultimately a less convincing liar than Hilly! She was born with congenital Liarrhea, but she hasn't mastered lying like all three of her parents did! HA! 8O)
  • Christians Who Oppose Conversion Therapy Need a Reality Check

    09/13/2018 7:48:18 AM PDT · by fwdude · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 13, 2018 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    To be loving does not mean to be gullible. Jesus Christ mentions that we will come across dishonest people, especially among those who have prestige (or are seeking it). We should love people, but that does not mean we should let them take advantage of us. Or fool us. Or trick us. In that spirit, I want Rosaria Butterfield, Sam Allberry, and Jackie Hill Perry to answer a simple yes-or-no question. No long filibustering paragraphs. No detours into extensive complaints about what other Christians are supposedly doing. No lifeline block-quotes from Augustine. Just yes or no. Here: Do you agree...
  • Pro-gay church plans to build worship space/brewery, donate profits to Planned Parenthood

    08/12/2018 5:37:48 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sun, 08/12/18 | Robert Gearty
    A building in Santa Cruz, Calif., is being converted into a worship space and public brewery by a pro-gay church that plans to donate some of its beer proceeds to Planned Parenthood, according to reports. Members of the Greater Purpose Community Church now meet on Sundays at a food lounge to pray, listen and drink beer, KNTV reports. "There’s nothing in the Bible that says you can't drink alcohol in a responsible manner," Pastor Chris VanHall told the station. Planned Parenthood has offices in the former bookstore VanHall plans to turn into a brewery by next summer, The Santa Cruz...
  • Pro-‘Gay’ ‘Church’ Sells Building, Plans to Open Brewery in New Facility, Donate Profits to...

    08/08/2018 8:12:54 AM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    Christian News ^ | August 6, 2018 | Heather Clark
    FULL TITLE: Pro-‘Gay’ ‘Church’ Sells Building, Plans to Open Brewery in New Facility, Donate Profits to Planned Parenthood SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — The pro-homosexual Greater Purpose Community Church in California says that it has sold its former building and plans to open a public brewery in the now-closed Logos Bookstore in Santa Cruz. The brewery, which will also be used as meeting space for Sunday services, will donate part of the proceeds to Planned Parenthood, among other organizations. “We decided to sell the building, because for us a church is a community and a movement,” leader Chris VanHall told NBC...
  • LGBT ‘Catholic’ groups:If Pope can reverse ...teaching on death penalty, why not homosex?

    08/03/2018 9:55:47 PM PDT · by unlearner · 415 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | August 3, 2018 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    LEXINGTON, Kentucky, Pro-homosexual dissident 'Catholic' groups see in Pope Francis' ‘changing’ of the Church’s teaching on the death penalty the hope that the Church will one day also change its teaching against homosexuality. New Ways Ministry called the change in the Catechism proof that "Church teaching can change." "It's important for Catholic advocates for LGBT equality to take note of this change because for decades Catholic opponents of LGBT equality argued that it is impossible to change church teaching. They often pointed to the fact that condemnations of same-sex relationships were inscribed in the Catechism, and so were not open...
  • Rev. Jamal Bryant calls Trump meeting with inner-city pastors 'a stain on the body of Christ'

    08/03/2018 11:09:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | August 3, 2018 | Lauren Lumpkin
    Baltimore Rev. Jamal Bryant had strong words for the influential inner-city pastors who met with President Donald Trump on Thursday for a meeting about prison reform, job growth and other issues affecting inner cities. “This is a stain on the body of Christ. This is a stain on our community,” the pastor said in a 25-minute Periscope video Thursday night. “I need to know how all of ya’ll were smiling at that table while the whole world frowns at what this represents and what it looks like. The blood is dripping off your hands.” The pastors have been heavily criticized...
  • Pope Francis changes teaching on death penalty, it’s ‘inadmissible’

    08/02/2018 7:25:10 AM PDT · by fwdude · 60 replies
    Crux ^ | Aug 2, 2018 | Inés San Martín
    ROME - According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the death penalty now is no longer admissible under any circumstances. The Vatican announced on Thursday Pope Francis approved changes to the compendium of Catholic teaching published under Pope John Paul II. “The death penalty is inadmissible because it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person,” is what the Catechism of the Catholic Church now says on the death penalty, adding that the Church “works with determination for its abolition worldwide.” This is a departure from what the document, approved under Pope John Paul II in...
  • Pro-Abortion Sen. Elizabeth Warren Quotes Bible to Slam Brett Kavanaugh: “We’re on the Moral Side”

    07/24/2018 6:15:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 41 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | July 24, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    Senator Elizabeth Warren today quoted the Bible to attack Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Apparently the Bible is appropriate to cite when Warren wants to make her own political points but she conveniently ignores the Bible when it comes to the value of human life starting at conception. At a press conference today, Senator Warren complained that Judge Kavanaugh is supposedly on the side of corporations more often than workers and shareholders. She said that supposed fact makes it so Judge Kavanaugh is not qualified to replace retiring pro-abortion Justice Anthony Kennedy. As the Washington Times reports, she broke out...
  • The United Methodist Church Has Appointed A Transgender Deacon

    07/18/2018 8:23:51 AM PDT · by bkopto · 49 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 7/16/2018 | Julie Zauzmer
    Barclay, a transgender person who identifies as neither male nor female and thus uses the pronoun “they,” was commissioned on Sunday as the first non-binary member of the clergy in the United Methodist Church. The United Methodist Church is one of the largest denominations in America, falling behind only the Catholic Church and the Southern Baptist Convention. The mainline Protestant denomination has been bitterly divided over sexuality and gender identity: Its official rules say clergy must either be celibate or in heterosexual marriages, and can perform only such marriages, but American bishops have ordained gay and transgender clergy before, and...
  • World’s oldest Methodist chapel to host homosexual ‘celebration’

    07/17/2018 6:43:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 07/16/2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    LONDON -- The oldest Methodist chapel in the world is about to be the site of an LGBT “celebration,” in direct contradiction of Scripture and the chapel’s own founder. On Saturday, the pro-homosexual group Christians At Bristol Pride will hold a “Service of Celebration” at The New Room in John Wesley’s chapel in London, Christian Concern reports. The chapel was built in 1778 under the direction of English theologian John Wesley, the founder of Methodism. The pro-gay group says the event will be “an affirming service with songs, prayers and symbolic actions,” after which attendees will be invited to attend...
  • World’s Oldest Methodist Chapel to Host Homosexual ‘Celebration’

    07/17/2018 4:13:24 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 47 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 7/13/18 | Calvin Freiburger
    LONDON, July 13, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The oldest Methodist chapel in the world is about to be the site of an LGBT “celebration,” in direct contradiction of Scripture and the chapel’s own founder. On Saturday, the pro-homosexual group Christians At Bristol Pride will hold a “Service of Celebration” at The New Room in John Wesley’s chapel in London, Christian Concern reports. The chapel was built in 1778 under the direction of English theologian John Wesley, the founder of Methodism. The pro-gay group says the event will be “an affirming service with songs, prayers and symbolic actions,” after which attendees will...
  • Jimmy Carter: Jesus Would 'Approve' of Gay Marriage, Some Abortions

    07/09/2018 8:16:05 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 110 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 9, 2018 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    Speaking of his faith, Mr. Carter said in his career as a politician he never ran across "any really serious conflicts between my political obligations and my religious faith." Asked about gay marriage, he replied that it is "no problem with me. I think everybody should have a right to get married regardless of their sex." Regarding whether he thinks Jesus would approve of gay marriage, Carter replied "I don’t have any verse in Scripture," but added, "I believe that Jesus would approve of gay marriage." "I think Jesus would encourage any love affair if it was honest and sincere...