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  • Hillary Wants to Preach

    08/07/2017 2:58:00 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 47 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 8-7-17 | Emma Green
    Religion is playing a big role in Hillary Clinton's post-election tour. What does she have to gain from sharing her faith now? Hillary Clinton wants to preach. That's what she told Bill Shillady, her long time pastor, at a recent photo shoot for his new book about the daily devotionals he sent her in her during the 2016 campaign.
  • Christians were WRONG to brand Satan evil as scientist insists devil is good

    07/27/2017 4:12:15 AM PDT · by vannrox · 113 replies
    Express ^ | PUBLISHED: 11:01, Sat, Jul 22, 2017 | UPDATED: 14:41, Sat, Jul 22, 2017 | Sean Martin
    The shock claim comes from a scientist who has spent more than 40 years researching the subject. According to Henry Ansgar Kelly, a research professor from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), there is actually “no evidence” to sugges the devil should be portrayed as evil. Instead, Professor Kelly suggests Christians have got it wrong and Satan was actually trying to do good and is on God’s side, but got “overzealous” in his judgements. He said: "There's little or no evidence in the Bible for most of the characteristics and deeds commonly attributed to Satan. "A strict reading of...
  • Gutierrez: Trump a 'Major Criminal' Who Must Be 'Eliminated' From Office

    07/24/2017 3:25:12 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 83 replies
    Fox News ^ | 24 Jul 2017
    In an indignant sermon before a Chicago church, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) blasted President Trump as "a major criminal" who wants to destroy families and pollute the environment. Gutierrez spoke of how Trump promised to deport illegal alien "criminals" and others who have entered the country illegally. "The major criminal that exists in the United States of America is called Donald Trump [and] he lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Av at the White House," Gutierrez stormed. "Someone who takes health care away from 33 million people is a criminal," he said. Gutierrez blasted Trump for choosing Scott Pruitt to be his...
  • Jen Hatmaker, et al Announce Cancelation of 2017 Belong Tour

    07/21/2017 8:34:47 AM PDT · by HokieMom · 17 replies
    Church Leaders ^ | - July 18, 2017 | By Meredee Berg
    At the close of a 20-year run for the Women of Faith tour, the brand-new version of the women’s gathering with a much younger target demographic—the Belong Tour—was poised to take the reins as the next big event for evangelical women. But due to “critically low ticket sales and the high cost of producing these events,” the 2017 tour was canceled before the first scheduled event took place, according to the event organizers. The event billed itself as a two-day event for “every woman—for conservatives and liberals, young and old, married and single, those who go to church and...
  • NAACP Chair Accuses Pastors Who Prayed With Trump of 'Theological Malpractice'

    07/19/2017 10:34:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 19, 2017 | Courtney O'Brian
    You just can't make this stuff up. President Trump and his supporters have been targeted non stop by progressives and the mainstream media since he assumed office, but this may take the cake. Last week, a group of religious leaders were invited to the Oval Office to meet with the president. They took the opportunity, as religious leaders do, to pray for our commander in chief.Johnnie Moore, founder and CEO of The Kairos Company, a public relations firm that works with several ministries, captured the moment. Such an honor to pray within the Oval Office for @POTUS & @VP ....
  • Some Christians ‘massacre, misquote’ Bible for political points, this ex-pastor says

    07/17/2017 5:57:12 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 35 replies
    The State ^ | 7/14/2017
    Rob Bell, who once enraged many evangelicals by questioning hell, is back with a new book that could re-ignite their fury. It’s called “What is the Bible?” And in it, Bell calls for the Bible to be read “literately, not literally.” In these polarized times, many Christians who claim to read the Bible are really more interested in cherry-picking verses to support their political or social points of view, Bell said in a phone interview with the Observer. “You can pull a verse out to justify almost anything,” he said. “When you read the Bible fuller and in-depth, suddenly you...
  • Transgender worshipers could get church services to celebrate their new identity after synod vote

    07/09/2017 12:03:17 PM PDT · by Salman · 25 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9 July 2017 | Olivia Rudgard
    Transgender worshippers could be given church services to celebrate their new identity, after the Church of England synod signaled their support for the move. The Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu was among senior figures who implored members of the Church's governing body to vote for a motion asking bishops to consider new liturgy specially designed to welcome a transgender person under their new name. The Revd Chris Newlands, vicar of Lancaster, who proposed it, said the motion was "a wonderful opportunity to create a liturgy which speaks powerfully to the particularities of trans people, and make a significant contribution...
  • US Support for Same-Sex Marriage Soars; Most Catholics Approve

    06/29/2017 7:43:12 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 90 replies
    Public approval for same-sex marriage has skyrocketed in the US, with nearly two-thirds of respondents favoring legal recognition of homosexual unions in a new survey. The Pew Research study found that 62% of Americans favored same-sex marriage, with only 32% opposed. The result represents a stunning change from 2010, when only a minority (42%) supported same-sex marriage—and even from last year, when the figure stood at 55%. Self-identified Catholics were even more likely than the overall sample to favor same-sex unions. Roughly two-thirds of Catholics (67%) and mainline Protestants (68%) supported legal recognition of same-sex unions. Among religious groups, only...
  • Center Connected to Rep. Bobby Rush’s Church Has Received $15 Million in Gov’t Grants

    06/27/2017 1:58:05 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 21 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | June 26, 2017 | Joe Schoffstall
    A wellness center connected to a church founded by Illinois Democratic Rep. Bobby Rush has received $650,000 in taxpayer-funded government grants in 2017, public records show and has pulled in more than $15 million in grants since 2008. Rush, who was first elected to Congress in 1992, founded the Beloved Community Christian Church, a non-denominational church located in Chicago, in 2002. (snip) "I founded a church in Englewood, one of Chicago's poorest and most fragile neighborhoods, and named it Beloved Community Christian Church," Rush wrote in a 2011 op-ed published in the Huffington Post. "The church, once the site of...
  • Pope Francis Calls For ‘One World Government’ To ‘Save Humanity’

    06/26/2017 11:57:40 AM PDT · by johnk · 325 replies
    yournewswire.com ^ | June 23, 2017 | Baxter Dmitry
    Pope Francis called for “a one world government” and “political authority” this week, arguing that the creation of the one world government is needed to combat major issues such as “climate change.” Speaking with Ecuador’s “El Universo” newspaper, the Pope said that the United Nations doesnt have enough power and must be granted full governmental control “for the good of humanity.” But what is raising eyebrows is the Pope’s call for a new global political authority. Here is more from the Guardian: Pope Francis will this week call for changes in lifestyles and energy consumption to avert the “unprecedented destruction...
  • The Problem of Catholic Pretenders

    06/23/2017 6:21:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 97 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | June 23, 2017 | K. E. COLOMBINI
    Catholics always have been taught that the word “catholic” means “universal,” and arguably one of the hallmarks of the Catholic faith is that it recognizes no borders; while there are many rites, of which the Latin is the predominant one, there is one truth, one set of dogma.As I consider this from St. Louis, Missouri, where my family and I have lived since 2000, I realize something must be askew with Catholic pretenders who crave independence over universality.Several years ago, to greatly simplify a convoluted local history, a St. Louis parish operated for the benefit of the local Polish...
  • N Pelosi says homosexuality is ‘consistent’ with Catholicism. Are Church leaders taking her lead?

    06/23/2017 2:50:49 PM PDT · by NYer · 92 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 22, 2017 | DOUG MAINWARING
    Bishop-elect John Dolan of San Diego is an LGBT supporter. WARNING: This article begins with a graphic clinical statement because all Catholics need to know the truth and not remain oblivious to it. June 22, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — When a man and a woman make love, the miracles of conception and birth are possible. When two men attempt the same, the most glorious result possible is an anal discharge of semen mixed with fecal matter.   Despite the striking contrast, high-profile Catholics in positions of power and influence in North America are no longer able to detect any important difference...
  • Pro-Choice Actress: Christianity and Abortion Go Together

    06/16/2017 6:23:39 PM PDT · by Architect of Avalon · 45 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 16, 2017 | Corinne Weaver
    Actress Amy Brenneman thinks the right has committed an injustice. They’ve paired pro-life with the term Christian. In a video done for the Lives of Women series, the star of “The Leftovers”, while being filmed in a church, started her PSA by saying, “I absolutely think the term ‘Christian’ has been stolen in 2017 in America by the ‘Christian Right.’” She then proceeded to say that while she has been extremely open about having an abortion when she was 21, it was time to re-state that, because of the rise of social media. Brenneman also expressed her anger with the...
  • George Soros is Trying to Hijack Christian Churches

    06/13/2017 4:06:42 PM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies
    Stream ^ | June 12, 2017 | JOHN ZMIRAK
    The story of secret Russian agents effectively swaying the U.S. election, or colluding with Donald Trump, has petered out into nothingness. For months we heard dark suspicions recklessly spread by news organizations. We learned of selective leaks from inside the Deep State — Obama holdovers or NeverTrumpers determined to wreck his presidency.Now there’s almost nothing left. Democrats hope to impeach the president for procedural improprieties. For clumsily firing a waffling and partisan FBI director. Still have Putin on the brain? You’ll have to settle for fevered claims by the likes of Louise Mensch that the Russian president, not ISIS,...
  • Female Minister Who Identifies as Male Asserts: ‘God Is Transgender’

    06/12/2017 8:11:25 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 61 replies
    Christian News ^ | March 12, 2017 | Heather Clark
    AUSTIN, Texas — A female minister in Texas who identifies as male recently declared at the state capitol that “God is transgender” in expressing her opposition to a proposed bill that requires those using restrooms and locker rooms in government buildings and public schools to use the facility that corresponds with the gender on their birth certificate. Seth Wynn, who leads Agape Metropolitan Community Church in Fort Worth, began her speech refuting another pastor who had cited the Book of Genesis in expressing support for the legislation.
  • Tracking Christian Sexual Morality in a Same-Sex Marriage Future

    05/30/2017 9:16:21 AM PDT · by fwdude · 30 replies
    Public Discourse ^ | August 11, 2014 | Mark Regnerus
    [Header Synopsis] Churchgoing Christians who support same-sex marriage are more likely to think pornography, cohabitation, hook-ups, adultery, polyamory, and abortion are acceptable. And it’s reasonable to expect continued change in more permissive directions.
  • Church of England Faces Calls to Condemn Gay Cure and Hold Transgender Renaming Services

    05/26/2017 6:42:53 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 5/26/17 | Harry Farley
    The Church of England will be asked to denounce gay conversion, consider special services for transgender people and re-examine its teaching on marriage as between one man and one women in a raft of measures to be debated at its forthcoming General Synod meeting in July. In its first meeting since the surprise rejection of a bishops’ report recommending keeping the status quo on marriage, the CofE’s parliament will debate whether to join medical experts and condemn so-called ‘gay cures’ as ‘unethical, harmful’ and having ‘no place in the modern world’. Tabled by senior synod member Jayne Ozanne, the private...
  • Christians Tapping Into New-Age Lies as Great Falling-Away Continues

    Is Sister Christian sitting next to you in Sunday service a closet New Ager? Is your pastor tapping into new spirituality? Are you believing a new thought lie? I was simply shocked to read the results of a new Barna study that shows only 17 percent of Christians who consider their faith important and attend church regularly actually have a biblical worldview. But I was decidedly dismayed by the subsequent revelations in the report. In a nutshell, Barna found many Christians strongly agree with worldviews that compete with biblical teachings. In other words, many believers are believing flat out lies....
  • Churches, synagogues openly defy Trump’s immigration crackdown (Irish and Italians slandered)

    05/22/2017 6:49:54 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 22 replies
    60 Minutes (CBS News Scott Pelley) ^ | 05/21/2017 | Scott Pelley
    Since President Trump took office, according to ICE, about 11,000 undocumented people with no criminal records have been detained -- twice as many as last year. Now, the number of religious institutions across the country offering sanctuary has doubled to more than 800. --SNIP--- Jim Kenney: Well, you know, Ellis Island had opened in 1892. The bulk of Irish Diaspora came to America in the 1840s. We didn't have papers either. We were undocumented. There was an anti-Italian slur, when I was growing up in my neighborhood called W-O-P—that's without papers.
  • Pope says he'll seek common ground with Trump, won't preach

    05/13/2017 3:33:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 13, 2017 3:12 PM EDT | Nicole Winfield
    Pope Francis says he won’t try to convince U.S. President Donald Trump to soften his policies on immigration and the environment when they meet this month, but wants instead to find common ground and work for peace. Francis said proselytizing isn’t his style — in politics or religion. Speaking to reporters while traveling home Saturday from a trip to Portugal, Francis said he would say what he thinks sincerely to Trump and listen respectfully to what Trump has to say. […] Speculation has swirled about what Trump and Francis will discuss during their May 24 audience, given Francis has already...