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  • He Showed Up At A Baseball Game With A ‘John 3:16 Sign. What Police Did To Him Sparked Backlash…

    07/10/2015 9:46:03 AM PDT · by blueyon · 54 replies
    WesternJournalism ^ | 7/09/15 | Randy DeSoto
    "Much of what used to be great about America...has been overshadowed inclination towards political correctness." Everyone who goes to sporting events in large venues or watches them on television has likely seen the sign “John 3:16” being held by a fan. Displaying the sign is just one way some believers like to spread the good news about Jesus Christ. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. (NKJV) According to, it is the most popular verse looked up on the site,...
  • The Foolish, Historically Illiterate, Incredible Response to Obama's Prayer Breakfast Speech (Barf)

    02/08/2015 7:41:51 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 57 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 6 Fef 14 | Ta-Nehisi Coates
    People who wonder why the president does not talk more about race would do well to examine the recent blow-up over his speech at the National Prayer Breakfast. Inveighing against the barbarism of ISIS, the president pointed out that it would be foolish to blame Islam, at large, for its atrocities. To make this point he noted that using religion to brutalize other people is neither a Muslim invention nor, in America, a foreign one: Lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition,...
  • How Should Churches and Seminaries Respond to Immigrant Pastors Who Minister in the US Illegally?

    08/02/2013 9:32:39 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies ^ | 8/2/2013 | Kedri Metzger, Mark Tooley, Mathew Staver
    How Should Churches and Seminaries Respond to Immigrant Pastors Who Minister in the US Illegally? Immigrants are strengthening the church and revitalizing some denominations with significant growth. Many of these churches are started by local leaders who emphasize evangelism and know the culture and language of the growing immigrant population in the United States. But some of these pastors lack valid immigration status and face a complex and painful dilemma. Alex and his family crossed the border illegally when he was an infant. Years later, after becoming a Christian, he began a ministry in his community that has grown into...
  • Pelosi: Her Catholic Faith 'Compels' Her to Support Same-Sex Marriage

    05/10/2012 12:43:03 PM PDT · by THE_RAIDER · 43 replies ^ | May 10, 2012 | Christopher Goins ( – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday that her Catholic faith "compels" her to "be against discrimination of any kind" and thus for same-sex marriage. A reporter asked Pelosi: “Many of the people that are opposed to gay marriage cite their religion as the reason why they're opposed. You're a Catholic that supports gay marriage. Do you believe that religion and the idea that you can support gay marriage can be separated? And how do you grapple with the idea that you support gay marriage as a Catholic?”
  • A note to mormon FReepers

    01/17/2011 10:42:49 AM PST · by Notwithstanding · 395 replies ^ | 1/17/2011 | self
    FReepers should all understand that we can’t post ANYTHING without it being subject to analysis and challenge. When I post a Catholic item, I know it will be scrutinized by FReepers and grenades will be lobbed at it by non-Catholic FReepers who consider the Church to be in error. But history, theology and science make it nigh impossible to damage the Truth claims made by Catholics and even the perception of Catholic Truth (even people who believe that the Catholic Church is severely corrupted also understand that archeology, history, literature and theology all support its claim to be THE original...
  • Connecticut bishops fight sex abuse bill

    04/11/2010 10:26:25 PM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 24 replies · 680+ views
    CNN ^ | April 11, 2010 | Jamie Guzzardo
    <p>Hartford, Connecticut (CNN) -- A bill in Connecticut's legislature that would remove the statute of limitations on child sexual abuse cases has sparked a fervent response from the state's Roman Catholic bishops, who released a letter to parishioners Saturday imploring them to oppose the measure. Under current Connecticut law, sexual abuse victims have 30 years past their 18th birthday to file a lawsuit. The proposed change to the law would rescind that statute of limitations. The proposed change to the law would put "all Church institutions, including your parish, at risk," says the letter, which was signed by Connecticut's three Roman Catholic bishops. The letter is posted on the Web site of the Connecticut Catholic Public Affairs Conference, the public policy and advocacy office of Connecticut's Catholic bishops. It asks parishioners to contact their legislators in opposition of the bill. The "legislation would undermine the mission of the Catholic Church in Connecticut, threatening our parishes, our schools, and our Catholic Charities," the letter says. The Catholic archdiocese of Hartford also published a pulpit announcement on its Web site, which was to be read during Mass on Sunday, urging parishioners to express opposition to the bill. The bill has been revised to address some of the church's concerns about frivolous abuse claims against it, according to Connecticut state Rep. Beth Bye, one of the bill's sponsors. "The church didn't recognize that this bill makes improvements," Bye said. "The victims -- their lives have been changed and some will never recover from years of sexual abuse. For me, it's about giving them access to the courts." The bill does not target the Catholic Church, she said.</p>
  • Threats Force Website to Pull Quran Video

    03/28/2008 6:31:44 PM PDT · by kellynla · 43 replies · 1,298+ views ^ | March 28, 2008 | staff
    A 17-minute documentary on the Quran, juxtaposing images of Islam's holy book with terror attacks and bombings by Muslim extremists, was taken down from a British video-sharing website, LiveLeak,com, after the organization reported "serious" threats to its staff members. The documentary had been posted against the wishes of the government of the Netherlands by Geert Wilders, a Dutch MP and leader of the Freedom Party. His video is called "Fitna," an Arabic word meaning strife. It appeared on the political party's website first, but soon disappeared because of "technical difficulties," reported the London Times. Then it appeared on, only...
  • Bowden accused of imposing religious beliefs on players

    11/28/2007 7:08:06 PM PST · by Abbeville Conservative · 32 replies · 147+ views
    Tigernet ^ | November 28, 2007
    Bowden accused of imposing religious beliefs on players ACLU wants Clemson to stop coach's annual team trip to local church The American Civil Liberties Union has accused Clemson head football coach Tommy Bowden of abusing his authority by imposing his religious beliefs on his players, and it has asked the university to discontinue the coach’s practice of strongly recommending players to participate in an annual team visit to a local church. The university on Wednesday denied the ACLU’s claim that Bowden, who is a state employee in a supervisory position, has violated the players’ constitutional rights of separation of church...
  • Newt Gingrich--Rediscovering Our Nation's Spiritual Heritage

    03/08/2007 6:55:55 AM PST · by WalterSkinner · 15 replies · 605+ views
    Focus on the Family ^ | 3-8-07 | James Dobson Interview
    Part 1 of a two part interview by James Dobson with Newt Gingrich
  • Mystical Baptism and Limbo

    02/28/2007 8:40:42 AM PST · by Max01 · 14 replies · 550+ views ^ | October 16, 2006 | Ronald L. Conte Jr.
    Mystical Baptism and Limbo ( Please keep anti-Catholic remarks out this thread) The Concept Four different types of limbo have been suggested. 1. The Limbo of Purgatory - a figurative 'upper level' of Purgatory, sometimes called the limbo of the Fathers, this is a temporary place, where the holy persons who lived before Christ waited for Christ to die for their salvation so that they could enter into Heaven. The residents of this version of limbo are happy, in that they know that they are saved, but they do not yet have the Beatific Vision of God, nor the full...
  • Astronaut plans to worship while in space

    03/12/2006 12:33:19 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 11 replies · 338+ views
    Spero News ^ | 03/11/06 | Paula Schlueter Ross
    His Christian faith is important to astronaut Jeff Williams, who wouldn't dream of leaving home -- or earth, for that matter -- without it. Williams, a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Houston, says he plans to stay in touch with his congregation even though he'll be off the planet -- orbiting 250 miles above the earth during a six-month stint aboard the International Space Station. In fact, if Williams has his way -- and NASA technicians can make it happen -- the Gloria Dei lay minister will "join" fellow congregation members in a July 2 worship service. Williams, still...
  • College Bans Dormitory Bible Studies

    11/02/2005 11:47:38 AM PST · by NavVet · 189 replies · 3,381+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 2 Nov 05 | NewsMax
    In a shameful attack on freedom of religion, the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire (UWEC) has banned resident assistants (RAs) from leading Bible studies in their own dormitories. The university claims the ban is necessary because some students might not feel RAs who lead Bible studies are "approachable.”
  • At Lakewood, goal is to be 'good stewards of God's money'

    07/24/2005 1:36:58 PM PDT · by zzen01 · 45 replies · 1,674+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 23, 2005, 6:13PM | By JOHN C. ROPER
    With 300 employees, a projection of $77 million in annual revenue and audited financial statements, Houston's Lakewood Church sounds a lot like a business. ADVERTISEMENT And in many ways, it is. "It would be naive to say, 'No, we're not a business,' " Senior Pastor Joel Osteen said in an interview. "We obviously are a business because we're dealing with millions of dollars. And I say that because we don't take that lightly." According to a copy of the church's most recent audited financial statement obtained by the Chronicle and a review of public records including court documents, Lakewood is...
  • Anne Rice to write book on Jesus' early years

    05/07/2005 1:12:28 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 84 replies · 1,930+ views
    AP ^ | May 07,2005 | AP
    NEW YORK - Vampires are usually her passion, but Anne Rice is getting biblical in her next book, due out in November from publisher Random House. "Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt" will tell the story of Jesus' early years in his own words. Excerpts of a lengthy letter that will accompany advance review copies of the book this summer are published in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine. "For over 10 years I've wanted to do this book — Jesus in his own words," Rice writes. "For five years, I've been obsessed with how to do it, and...
  • FREEP THIS POLL!!! (Tx. Ten Commandments Question)

    03/03/2005 3:36:09 AM PST · by txradioguy · 48 replies · 936+ views
    Midland (Texas) Reporter-Telegram ^ | 03 March 2005 | Staff Writer
    Poll is on the left about half way down the page. The anti-Commandments loonies have a big lead on the poll. Let's even things up. Should the State of Texas be forced to remove the Ten Commandments display from the state Capitol grounds? Yes 67.0% No 33.0% votes: 929
  • Principal sorry for 'school prayer' poem

    11/29/2004 8:46:54 PM PST · by quantim · 21 replies · 891+ views ^ | 11/29/2004, 11:07 p.m. ET | The Associated Press
    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A high school principal apologized Monday for reading a poem called "The New School Prayer" over the school's intercom, which brought complaints from some parents who said it violated the principle of separation of church and state. Tommy Craft said he wanted not to promote religion but to provoke thought and discussion among students about the changing political climate in school when he read the poem the Tuesday before the Thanksgiving break. "I apologized to them today in another statement," Craft said. "I said that there was no attempt to individualize or to bring ridicule on...
  • Clergyman Objects to Punk Band Light Show

    11/18/2004 12:36:13 AM PST · by reaganaut · 6 replies · 316+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Nov 17, 2004 | AP Staff
    CAMBRIDGE, England - A clergyman has criticized a city's decision to ask an aging punk band to switch on its annual civic display of Christmas lights. The Damned, the Rev. Stephen Leeke said Wednesday, do not really encapsulate the spirit of the season. "I do not think they are the best people to be switching on the Christmas lights," said Leeke, vicar of St. Martin's Church in Cambridge, 50 miles north of London. "I think perhaps it would be more appropriate for them to switch them off. "It just seems to me to be a bit of a culture clash...
  • Teaching Islam in Public Schools

    10/10/2004 6:07:29 AM PDT · by tdewey10 · 90 replies · 5,012+ views
    Posted on Sat, Oct. 09, 2004 Teaching Ramadan in public schools Accurate lessons in demand after 9/11 By HOLLY LEBOWITZ ROSSI Religion News Service During the next few weeks, multicultural trainer Afeefa Syeed will bring third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students from a Muslim academy in Herndon, Va., to nearby public schools to share the practices and beliefs of their holiest month, Ramadan. Syeed and the children will present the call to prayer in Arabic, display prayer rugs and offer tastes of dates. In countless other classrooms across the country, similar efforts will be made to educate students about the time...
  • Clinton: Muhammad would let ladies drive

    01/19/2004 10:25:37 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 26 replies · 177+ views ^ | Tuesday, January 20, 2004
    IN SEARCH OF A LEGACYClinton: Muhammad would let ladies driveFormer president challenges traditionalists in Saudi Arabia speech Posted: January 19, 20045:00 p.m. Eastern © 2004 Speaking at a conference in Saudi Arabia, former President Bill Clinton told a Muslim audience Islam's founder Muhammad would have let women drive if cars had been around 1,400 years ago. Former President Bill Clinton Clinton urged the Muslim kingdom, which follows the strict Wahhabi interpretation of Islam, to not resist the "tide of change" in the world and seek ways of broadening political participation "without compromising your faith and culture," Reuters reported. Saudi Arabia bars...
  • "Please ... Call Me an Iranian, Not a Moslem!"

    12/10/2003 9:57:44 PM PST · by SadeghSaleh · 9 replies · 251+ views ^ | 12-10-03 | Farhad Mafie, posted by SadeghSaleh
    "Please ... Call Me an Iranian, Not a Moslem!" Farhad Mafie "This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness." -Dalai Lama Hold on to Your Hat! Some days the Persian Gulf is referred to as the Arabian Gulf. Some days Rumi-the great Iranian poet and philosopher-is referred to as a poet from Afghanistan or a poet from Turkey. Some days Sina or Avicenna, R&#257;zi, Farabi, Birouni-the great Iranian scientists-are referred to as Arab scientists. Some days Iranian arts are...
  • Legislation of Morals

    07/04/2003 4:18:28 PM PDT · by wcgo2 · 248 replies · 416+ views
    4th of july, 2003 | William Ortel
    so·ci·e·ty ( P ) n. pl. so·ci·e·ties The totality of social relationships among humans. A group of humans broadly distinguished from other groups by mutual interests, participation in characteristic relationships, shared institutions, and a common culture. The institutions and culture of a distinct self-perpetuating group. mor·al ( P ) Pronunciation Key (môrl, mr-) adj. Of or concerned with the judgment of the goodness or badness of human action and character: moral scrutiny; a moral quandary. re·li·gion ( P ) Pronunciation Key (r-ljn) n. Belief in and reverence for a supernatural power or powers regarded as creator and governor of the...
  • Religious athletes win ruling, yes in Oregon...

    06/06/2003 11:39:05 AM PDT · by PlutoPlatter · 25 replies · 229+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | 06/06/03 | TRACY JAN
    The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that the state's high school activities association must make reasonable efforts to accommodate religion when scheduling tournaments. The ruling -- the first of its kind in the nation -- came in an appeal from Portland Adventist Academy after its basketball team was barred from competing in the state championships. But the decision extends beyond basketball to 80 state championships in 16 activities organized by the Oregon School Activities Association, including such competitions involving dance, cheerleading and music. The Portland Adventist Cougars, this year's Northwest League champions, were stopped from playing in the Class...
  • Alert to Developing World Catholics: chasm between orthodox believers and radicals in western power

    05/27/2003 1:17:07 PM PDT · by Polycarp · 44 replies · 287+ views
    C-FAM ^ | Tuesday, May 27, 2003 | Austin Ruse
    Dear Colleague, This is not a UN item. Still, I believe that everyone, especially those in the developing world, most especially those in Africa must be alerted to an abomination that just occured at Jesuit-run Georgetown University in Washington DC. Francis Carindal Arinze of Nigeria, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, was invited to address the Georgetown graduation commencement ceremony a few days ago. The article below explains what happened to him for speaking the truths of the faith. I urge everyone in the developing world to get this news report below to as many high level churchmen...
  • The Sermons on the Mount...practicing what they preach.

    10/09/2002 6:06:38 PM PDT · by hope · 15 replies · 294+ views
    The Omega Letter ^ | 10-9-02 | jack Kinsella
    The Sermons On The Mount Practicing What They Preach Terror - Islam10/9/2002 Jack Kinsella SyriaA official Syrian Radio sermon was broadcast from Anas Ibn-Malik Mosque in Damascus : "O God, annihilate the Zionists and make them destroy themselves" the preacher urged via Damascus Syria Arab Republic Radio in Arabic, official station of the Syrian Government.Shaykh Dr. Ziyad al-Din al-Ayyubi delivered the sermon. It was devoted to Arab and Islamic unity and prayed for the success of Bashar al Assad as he led the country. Dr. Ayyubi also prayed, "O God, help our people in Palestine and the Golan. O God,...