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  • Pope: It’s a sin if fear makes us hostile to migrants

    01/14/2018 7:30:05 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 83 replies
    AP ^ | jan. 14, 2018 | FRANCES D’EMILIO
    Pope Francis has defined hostility and rejection of refugees and migrants as sin, encouraging people to overcome their “fully comprehensible” fears that these new arrivals might “disturb the established order” of local communities. At his invitation, several thousand migrants, refugees and immigrants from 49 countries joined Francis at Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on Sunday, a day the Catholic Church dedicated to the issues and contributions of those who leave homelands in hope of a better life.
  • Pope likens Muslim migrants “driven from their land” to Joseph and Mary

    12/25/2017 7:03:30 AM PST · by Lera · 207 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 12/25/17 | Robert Spencer
    Yes, of course, today’s Muslim migrants are exactly like Joseph and Mary. Exactly. Jihad Watch reader Mark says, “Somehow I missed the part about how Mary and Joseph traveled to Bethlehem to plunder, rape and steal from the residents there…” All of the jihadis who murdered 130 people in Paris in November 2015 had just entered Europe as refugees. Is it racism and xenophobia to recall that in February 2015, the Islamic State boasted it would soon flood Europe with as many as 500,000 refugees? Or that the Lebanese Education Minister said in September 2015 that there were 20,000 jihadis...
  • Archbishop: ‘We Support’ Priest Who Came Out as ‘Gay’ in Sunday Homily

    12/23/2017 6:08:21 PM PST · by marshmallow · 54 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 12/20/17 | Doug Mainwaring
    MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, December 20, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – With the approval of his archbishop, a Catholic priest announced to his parish and to the world that he is a homosexual during Sunday Mass. The Rev. Gregory Greiten, a priest of the Milwaukee Archdiocese and pastor of St. Bernadette Parish, said, “I am Greg. I am a Roman Catholic priest. And, yes, I am gay!” In a carefully crafted one-two punch, Greiten’s Sunday announcement was quickly followed on Monday by a lengthy column penned by the homosexual priest for the National Catholic Reporter (NCR). Not once in the over 2,200 word NCR...
  • Methodist Minister: I Help Women Get Abortions at Planned Parenthood Because I’m a Christian

    12/17/2017 5:02:56 PM PST · by Morgana · 46 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Dec 17, 2015 | Micaiah Bilger
    Emma Akpan is a faith leader at her North Carolina African Methodist Episcopal Church. She also volunteers for Planned Parenthood. Akpan wrote a column for Bustle this week trying to justify her abortion advocacy with her Christian faith by claiming that she wants to end violence against women. Akpan described herself a minister at her church. “I am a clinic greeter because of my faith, which teaches me how important it is to provide care for my community,” the Raleigh, North Carolina, woman wrote. “For me, that means ensuring that women have safe access to their health care facilities.” Akpan,...
  • J.K. Rowling: God Is A Black Woman

    12/15/2017 9:59:33 AM PST · by blam · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-15-2017 | Lucas Nolan
    Author of the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling, recently expressed her belief that God is a black woman following the defeat of Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate election. The Hill reports that J.K. Rowling, the British children’s book author behind the Harry Potter series, posted a tweet recently stating that, due to Roy Moore’s defeat in the Alabama Senate election, God must be a black woman — likely a reference to the large number of female black voters that voted for Doug Jones. Some exit polls showed that 98 percent of black female voters voted for Jones. Rowling’s reference...
  • Pelosi Says 'God is With Us' in Wanting Amnesty

    12/10/2017 9:15:28 AM PST · by Zakeet · 50 replies
    CNS News ^ | December 9, 2017
    House Minority Leader said at her Thursday press briefing that "God is with" congressional Democrats who want to allow illegal aliens who came to the United States when they were 16 or under to be allowed to stay in the United States legally.
  • Left-Wing Evangelicals: Is It an Oxymoron?

    12/04/2017 8:43:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/04/2017 | By Susan Stamper Brown
    Hypocrite – hip-uh-krit "a person who pretends to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc. that he or she does not actually possess, especially a person whose actions belie stated beliefs."Donald Trump has been president for a year, yet my social media news feed and email inbox still overflow with stupefied left-wing evangelicals who hate Trump (literally) and loathe the conservative Christians that voted for him.So then, where was the outrage from the same better-than-thou Chardonnay-swirling left-wing evangelical crowd when Christians voted for Obama?It's obvious that their condemnation has less to do with evangelicalism or Christianity and more to...
  • Anglican Cleric: Let Us Pray — That Prince George Turns Out To Be Gay

    12/02/2017 10:58:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/02/2017 | AllahPundit
    You know gay-rights activism has gone goofy when the New York Times raises an eyebrow at it.Some Christians attracted to the same sex try to “pray the gay away,” to the annoyance of LGBT advocates who believe orientation is inborn and that trying to “cure” homosexuality through prayer further stigmatizes it. Well, good news and bad news. The good news: Praying the gay away is out of vogue.The bad news? Looks like we’re “praying the straight away” instead. In four-year-olds. Mr. Holdsworth, the provost of St. Mary’s Cathedral in Glasgow, belongs to the Scottish Episcopal Church, a separate province...
  • Anglican Minister Urges Prayers for Prince George to Be Gay

    12/01/2017 10:05:00 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 12/1/17 | Alan Cowell
    A prominent Anglican cleric and gay rights campaigner known for contentious gestures has urged believers to pray for Prince George — age 4, and third in line to the throne — to find the love “of a fine young gentleman” when he grows up so as to advance the cause of same-sex marriage in church. Coming just days after Prince Harry — George’s uncle, and fifth in line — announced his engagement to Meghan Markle, a divorced American actress, the suggestion by the Very Rev. Kelvin Holdsworth seemed to illuminate once more the role of royal romance in Britain’s imagination...
  • Anglican Minister Urges Prayers for Prince George to Be Gay

    12/01/2017 8:51:26 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 33 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 1, 2017 | ALAN COWELL
    LONDON — A prominent Anglican cleric and gay rights campaigner known for contentious gestures has urged believers to pray for Prince George — age 4, and third in line to the throne — to find the love “of a fine young gentleman” when he grows up so as to advance the cause of same-sex marriage in church. Coming just days after Prince Harry — George’s uncle, and fifth in line — announced his engagement to Meghan Markle, a divorced American actress, the suggestion by the Very Rev. Kelvin Holdsworth seemed to illuminate once more the role of royal romance in...
  • Archbishop of Canterbury Warns Churches Must Learn to Embrace Complex Modern Families

    11/29/2017 5:47:09 PM PST · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 11/24/17 | Social Affairs Correspondent
    The Archbishop of Canterbury yesterday warned that churches must learn to live with a world in which families are no longer led only by married couples. Even Church of England schools are now filled with children from ‘myriad combinations’ of men, women and children, the Most Reverend Justin Welby said. In a speech that pointed at a fresh direction for the Church’s attitude towards marriage, the Archbishop said that ‘in the last 40 years there has been a great shift in the understanding and the reality of family life’. He threw his support behind the idea that different forms of...
  • LGBT campaigners welcome Church of England guidance for schools

    11/27/2017 8:22:32 AM PST · by Salman · 13 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 13 November 2017 | Nadia Khomami
    LGBT charities and campaigners have welcomed the Church of England’s new guidance for schools urging them to refrain from making pupils conform to gender stereotypes. The updated guidance for the church’s 4,700 schools, titled Valuing All God’s Children, and timed to coincide with anti-bullying week, followed advice issued three years ago that covered homophobic bullying. It has now been expanded to include transphobic and biphobic bullying. The guidance met with outrage in some quarters, drawing sceptical newspaper headlines and furious commentary from some conservatives. But the human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell said the guidance was “big progress for a church...
  • U.S. Bishop Defends Pro-LGBT Priest Speaking at Catholic College as Thousands Protest

    11/26/2017 5:44:22 PM PST · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 11/20/17 | Doug Mainwaring
    DALLAS, Pennsylvania, November 20, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – A U.S. bishop is defending a local Catholic university’s invitation to a pro-homosexual priest to have him speak at its winter commencement in the face of almost 20,000 Catholics having signed a petition asking that the invitation be cancelled. Scranton Bishop Joseph C. Bambera is defending Jesuit homosexualist Fr. James Martin’s speaking engagement at Misericordia University’s winter commencement on December 17, saying that the priest’s latest book condoning homosexuality was “written with the full consent of his religious superiors and in conformity with Catholic Church publishing guidelines.” Martin “raises perspectives that challenge readers...
  • Archbishop of Canterbury baffled by Christians backing Trump

    11/26/2017 12:41:37 PM PST · by C19fan · 65 replies
    AP ^ | November 26, 2017 | Staff
    The Archbishop of Canterbury says he doesn't understand why so many Christians in the U.S. support President Donald Trump. Justin Welby told ITV's Preston on Sunday program that he "really genuinely" can't comprehend why fundamentalists have provided such a strong base for Trump.
  • Progressive Evangelical Pastor Says He Shouldn't Have Imposed His Pro-LGBT Announcement on Church

    11/22/2017 6:10:34 AM PST · by Gamecock · 61 replies
    Christian Post ^ | Nov 17, 2017 | Michael Gryboski
    A progressive evangelical pastor whose 2015 pro-gay marriage announcement led to a steep decline in his church's membership now says that he believes he should have given his church more input on the announcement than he did. Pastor Stan Mitchell, founder and head of the Nashville area-based GracePointe Church, garnered national headlines in early 2015 when he said that his church would support and recognize gay marriages. Since the announcement, GracePointe has seen a steep decline in worship attendance, membership and financial giving. In an interview with The Christian Post on Thursday, Mitchell explained that he felt his position of...
  • Is Pope Francis a Liberal Protestant?

    11/17/2017 3:03:09 PM PST · by ebb tide · 443 replies
    First Things ^ | November 15, 2017 | Gerald McDermott
    As an outsider, I can’t help but wonder whether the pope and the USCCB were particularly provoked by Weinandy’s suggestion that Jesus had allowed this controversy in order “to manifest just how weak is the faith of many within the Church, even among too many of her bishops.” Catholics will have to make up their own minds—but I’ll admit I have questions about the faith of Pope Francis, which seems, if not weak, at least different from that of the Catholic tradition. Even before the release of Amoris Laetitia in March 2016, Francis had caused many to question his fidelity...
  • Boys should be free to wear tutus and tiaras, says Church of England

    11/12/2017 10:34:23 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 44 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 13 November 2017 | Isabel Bennett
    Boys should be free to choose to wear a tutu, tiara or heels, and girls to wear toolbelts and superhero capes, the Church of England has said in new guidance issued to its schools. The advice also calls on teachers to avoid using labels that might alienate children’s behaviour “just because it does not conform to gender stereotypes”. The updated guidance for its 4,700 schools, titled Valuing All God’s Children [pdf], follows advice issued three years ago that covered homophobic bullying. It has now been expanded to include transphobic and biphobic bullying. The church advises that nursery and primary school...
  • The hypocrisy of Bono and his ‘One’ charity

    11/11/2017 9:57:37 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 11, 2017 | Paula Froelich
    In January 2012, Bono arrived in Timbuktu on a private jet with “ONE” emblazoned on the side, accompanied by his wife, daughters, the designer Renzo Rossi and several others. He had come to the historic city in Mali for a festival celebrating the music of the famous Tuareg tribe. On the night of the event, Bono and his entourage were placed on a small bleacher surrounded by, yet separated from, the thousands of local people via metal traffic barricades and a dozen heavily armed men. Toward the end of the evening, a woman announced that “BONE-no from Youtube” was in...
  • Liberal Pastor Accuses Conservative Christians of “Policy Pedophilia”

    11/11/2017 9:23:28 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 29 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Do you oppose the liberal agenda on health care, the living wage, voter ID laws, gay rights, and gun control? If so, you are guilty of supporting “non-Christian” policies. That was the view expressed by William Barber on Joy Reid’s MSNBC show today. But Barber, a liberal pastor from North Carolina, took things an ugly step further. Suggesting that they had failed to address poverty, including child poverty, Barber accused conservative Christians of “policy pedophilia.” Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Catholics Must Let Go of ‘Cherished Beliefs’ to ‘Discern’ like Pope Francis: U.S. Cardinal

    11/03/2017 5:32:10 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 48 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 10/2/17 | Pete Baklinski
    CHICAGO, November 2, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) -- Francis-appointed U.S. Cardinal Blase Cupich said that if Catholics want to engage in “discernment” like Pope Francis does, they must let go of “cherished beliefs.” “It is our job to take up that discernment. It takes time. It involves discipline. Most importantly it requires that we be prepared to let go of cherished beliefs and long-held biases,” said the Archbishop of Chicago in a talk to the Catholic Theological Union published on YouTube October 27. “It is this willingness of Francis to let go of the unnecessary and explore unchartered waters that gives him...