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  • Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Embraces LGBT-Inclusive Definition Of Marriage

    03/18/2015 8:24:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | March 17, 2015 | Carol Kuruvilla
    The tide has turned for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender couples seeking to be married in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Following years of debate and introspection, America’s largest Presbyterian denomination has announced a change to its constitution that allows for a more inclusive definition of marriage. Officially called Amendment 14-F, the new wording in the denomination’s Book of Order will describe marriage as being “between two people.”
  • Yes Holy Father, Jesus walks with sinners but He asks us to sin no more...

    09/09/2014 7:56:30 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 21 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | September 9, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    Pope Francis has just reminded us that, "God 'walks with the righteous and the sinners.' He walks 'with everyone, to arrive at that encounter, the final encounter of man with Him.'" (See here). Once again, it is what Pope Francis does not say that is troubling. Yes the weeds continue to grow among the wheat until Jesus returns. Yes, we are all sinners. But the notion that I can live as I wish, committing one sin after another, and that this is somehow "okay" because Jesus "walks with me" is erroneous. It is presumption. The Catechism of the Catholic Church...
  • Since Jesus Ate With Sinners, Do I Have to Eat at the Strip Club’s Buffet? (Warning: Photos at link)

    02/28/2014 10:36:43 AM PST · by Gamecock · 53 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 26 Feb 2014 | Joe Carter
    Do you know that strip club down by the airport? You've probably never been in there. You likely have no interest in going in there. The only reason you even know about it is because your uncle, the one you have to pick up from the airport every Thanksgiving, makes a joke about the sign that says they have an all-you-can-eat buffet. (It's a lame joke made lamer by the fact that he tells it the same way every year.)There's something you probably don't know about that buffet: Jesus would have no qualms about sitting at the bar eating scrambled eggs....
  • The Good Guys Are Not Coming To Save Us

    04/28/2013 5:41:03 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 18 replies
    Free-Man's Perspective ^ | 4/25/2013 | Paul Rosenberg
    A lot of Americans know that the US government is out of control. Anyone who has cared enough to study the US Constitution even a little knows this. Still, very few of these people are taking any significant action, and largely because of one error: They are waiting for “the good guys” to show up and fix things. Some think that certain groups of politicians will pull it together and fix things, or that one magnificent politician will ride in to fix things. Others think that certain members of the military will step in and slap the politicians back...
  • Pastor defends billboard message

    04/04/2011 7:29:39 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 24 replies
    upi ^ | April 3, 2011
    TAVARES, Fla. - The pastor of a Florida house of worship called Saturday Night Live Church says its billboard reading "Scumbags Welcome!" is in keeping with Jesus' preaching. Pastor Moses Robbins said his church's message isn't intended as a put down for a societal fringe that includes addicts, thieves and others who don't feel at home in a traditional church setting, the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel reported. "Our hope was that we would fill up the building, bring new people to the cross and Jesus," Robbins, 42, said. The non-denominational church holds services in the activity center of the First United...
  • The Eternity of Hell

    05/27/2010 11:43:09 AM PDT · by markomalley · 47 replies · 726+ views
    Bible Tidbits ^ | 5/27/2010 | Daniel Egan
    There are a few who say that hell is not eternal and that some day God’s mercy will overcome his justice and hell will be emptied. What does the Bible and catechism say about this? CCC 1021 Death puts an end to human life as the time open to either accepting or rejecting the divine grace manifested in Christ.CCC 393 It is the irrevocable character of their choice, and not a defect in the infinite divine mercy, that makes the angels’ sin unforgivable. "There is no repentance for the angels after their fall, just as there is no repentance...
  • Lifted, Like A Snake In The Desert

    11/01/2009 8:24:51 AM PST · by OneVike · 6 replies · 445+ views
    Post Scripts ^ | 11/1/09 | One Viike
    Have you ever given it much though about the phrase, “Lift Christ up with Praise”? Quite often you will here a pastor use this phrase as he instructs you to give glory to God though His Son. But have you ever really consider what the phrase means to you and and the significance of it? Give me a moment of your time and allow me to introduce you to something very few Christians have actually ever considered when hearing this phrase, “Lift Christ up with Praise”. Most people know the verse John 3:16 , many have even memorized it....
  • Undercover At An Evangelical University

    05/31/2009 5:06:56 PM PDT · by Freepmanchew · 22 replies · 1,728+ views
    NPR ^ | Kevin Roose
    Taking a semester off to travel and focus on writing isn't that unusual for a student at Brown University. But instead of studying comparative literature in Europe, Kevin Roose decided to go to Lynchburg, Va., and enroll at Jerry Falwell's Liberty University. Roose passed himself off as an evangelical Christian to blend in with students at the school founded by the late Moral Majority leader. The experience led to a book, The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University.
  • Ivy Leaguer `infiltrates' Falwell's university

    04/22/2009 2:26:15 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 25 replies · 1,412+ views
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Kevin Roose managed to blend in during his single semester at Liberty University, attending lectures on the myth of evolution and the sin of homosexuality, and joining fellow students on a mission trip to evangelize partyers on spring break. Roose had transferred to the Virginia campus from Brown University in Providence, a famously liberal member of the Ivy League. His Liberty classmates knew about the switch, but he kept something more important hidden: He planned to write a book about his experience at the school founded by fundamentalist preacher Jerry Falwell. Each conversation about salvation or hand-wringing...
  • Feeling sinful? Get SoulWow, available now in NY

    04/13/2009 3:57:58 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 5 replies · 397+ views
    philly/news ^ | Sun, Apr. 12, 2009
    NEW YORK - Sinners, take heed: There's a product available now in parts of New York that will leave you with that "almost baptized feeling." It's called SoulWow , with the cleansing power of confession.
  • Pontiff: Saints Know They Are Sinners [Catholic Caucus]

    09/15/2008 4:48:14 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies · 286+ views
    ZNA ^ | September 15, 2008
    LOURDES, France, SEPT. 15, 2008 ( The only thing that separates a saint from a sinner is that a saint looks less at himself and more at Christ and his love, says the Pope. The Pope offered a commentary on the Eucharist on Sunday night at the conclusion of the Eucharistic procession in the prairie at the Marian shrine in Lourdes. The Holy Father visited Lourdes this weekend to participate in the celebrations marking the 150th anniversary of the Marian apparitions there. He returned to Rome today."Let us accept; may you accept to offer yourselves to him who has given...
  • Evolutionary Psychologists say humans are "born Polygamous"

    07/11/2007 12:33:05 PM PDT · by renardicus · 95 replies · 2,177+ views
    Psychology Today ^ | Alan S. Miller Ph.D., Satoshi Kanazawa Ph.D.
    Homosexuals have claimed for a while now that they are "born that way", and that their innate desires are a part of "who they are". They try to use this supposed "fact" to convince people that Gay marriage should be legal. Even though it is absurd to base laws on "human desire", their tactic is often effective because many people are more willing to sympathize with them if they believe there is no choice involved with them being homosexual. The funniest part about the whole thing is, if we follow their own logic, polygamous marriage would have to be legal...
  • Could it happen to you?

    11/30/2006 6:26:08 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 9 replies · 278+ views
    Christian Examiner ^ | December 2006 | Doug Trouten
    What’s the worst thing that could happen to an evangelical leader who has been an outspoken critic of the homosexual agenda? You’d think it would be a scandal involving the services of a gay prostitute. But Ted Haggard, recently departed head of the National Association of Evangelicals, managed to top even that. In Haggard’s case, it appears that his favorite male prostitute was also his drug dealer. Many in the evangelical community are wringing their hands, wondering how such a thing could happen. It’s the wrong question. We live in a fallen world and have fallen natures, and we face...
  • Sex church preaches how 'Jesus loves porn stars'

    06/30/2006 12:15:26 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 44 replies · 2,241+ views
    AFP ^ | 06/30/06
    A Christian missionary group making the rounds at US adult entertainment conventions hands out Bibles with "Jesus loves porn stars" stamped on their covers. Jesus loves porn stars just as much as he does pastors and soccer moms, XXXchurch contends. The outreach team from XXXchurch, calling itself a "porn ministry," distributes paperback New Testaments with a gaudy purple-and-yellow cover reading: "Jesus loves porn stars." Its website, billed as the number-one Christian porn site, includes downloadable Bible studies and an array of "prayer software," including "accountability programs" designed to help users resist pornographic temptation. The Bible's text, in everyday conversational English,...
  • Revenge Of The Queers (Ann Coulter's Praise Of A Republican Sinner Alert)

    03/15/2006 4:09:17 PM PST · by goldstategop · 46 replies · 2,462+ views ^ | 03/15/06 | Ann Coulter
    I guess the only way we'll ever find out how many blacks have worked in the Bush administration is to wait for them to get in trouble someday so we can read the breathless, triumphant stories on the front page of the New York Times about a black Republican scofflaw. It's amazing that anyone has ever heard of Condoleezza Rice – she's never even been arrested for jaywalking. Claude Allen, whom I first heard of this week, was a top adviser to President Bush for more than 4 1/2 years. Soon after Bush was elected in 2000, he made Allen...
  • Muslims in fatal denial of HIV/AIDS

    07/17/2005 10:08:48 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 58 replies · 2,225+ views ^ | July 18, 2005 | Laura Kelley and Nicholas Eberstadt
    <p>Few Islamic countries have taken steps to tackle the pandemic as the death toll continues to mount.</p> <p>''I just pray that God ends my life before more symptoms show. I don't want to create problems for my family.''</p> <p>Before his HIV-positive diagnosis in 2001, the Egyptian engineer who spoke these words thought that AIDS was a faraway disease that afflicted only foreigners. He had no idea that the global AIDS pandemic had reached his country. Now he says he would rather kill himself than be rejected along with his family by neighbors and friends, who regard HIV as synonymous with sin and shame.</p>

    05/19/2005 11:13:34 PM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 20 replies · 539+ views ^ | 15 May 2005 | Editors, The Associated Press
    ST. PAUL, Minnesota (AP) -- A Roman Catholic priest denied communion to more than 100 people Sunday, saying they could not receive the sacrament because they wore rainbow-colored sashes to church to show support for gay Catholics. Before offering communion, the Rev. Michael Sklucazek told the congregation at the Cathedral of St. Paul that anyone wearing a sash could come forward for a blessing but would not receive wine and bread. A group called the Rainbow Sash Alliance has encouraged supporters to wear the multicolored fabric bands since 2001 on each Pentecost Sunday, the day Catholics believe the Holy Spirit...
  • A Gay Cruising Site Defends Itself (Over HIV “super-strain,” )

    02/22/2005 2:21:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies · 2,955+ views
    New York Magazine ^ | February 28, 2005
    The manager of on the HIV “super-strain,” unsafe sex, crystal meth, and corporate—and personal—responsibility. The news that a New Yorker had contracted what appears to be an especially fast-acting, medically impervious form of HIV put the three-year-old gay-personals site on the front page of the Times, and on the defensive. Along with AOL chat rooms, the popular site was repeatedly cited as a place where men arrange to have sex with other men (although the actual site, or sites, where this man met some of his “hundreds” of unsafe-sex partners while bingeing on crystal meth, has not been...
  • Studies Showing The Relationship Between Childhood Sexual Abuse & Later Involvement In Homosexuality

    01/14/2005 9:26:36 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 66 replies · 2,799+ views
    January 14, 2005
    A.)Studies show a prevalance of same-sex sexual abuse in the childhoods of homosexuals. 1.) From May 1989 through April 1990, 1001 adult homosexual and bisexual men attending sexually transmitted disease clinics were interviewed regarding potentially abusive sexual contacts during childhood and adolescence. 37% of participants reported they had been encouraged or forced to have sexual contact before age 19 with an older or more powerful partner; 94% occured with men. Median age of the participants at first contact was 10; Median age difference between partners was 11 years. (L.S. Doll, "Self-Reported Childhood and Adolescent Sexual Abuse Among Homosexual Bisexual Men,"...
  • The Sin of Divorce

    01/04/2005 12:24:26 PM PST · by Keyes2000mt · 1,115 replies · 12,701+ views
    Renew America ^ | 01/04/2005 | Adam Graham
    The words were said countless thousands of times last year as a minister concluded the ceremony. "What God hath joined together, let no man put asunder." But so often man and woman do. While gay marriage has been roundly condemned in most churches (and rightly so), you will not hear much about divorce. In many cases, if divorce is discussed in church, it's talked about as this horrible circumstance that comes upon people, listed in the same breath as automobile accidents or serious illnesses. The Bible is quite clear on the issue of divorce. Malachi 2:16 says it clearly, "For...
  • Commercial showing bouncers turning away Gays from church

    12/05/2004 10:06:24 PM PST · by metalmanx2j · 40 replies · 1,515+ views
    This commercial is an attempt by the uber liberals to try and show the Christian Right as monsters! For a good annaysis go to
  • Shocking Questions: Yes, There Are Answers (Warning: graphic sexual content)

    12/04/2004 5:17:59 PM PST · by Mr. Silverback · 193 replies · 9,699+ views
    BreakPoint with Chuck Colson ^ | December 3, 2004 | Chuck Colson
    Note: The following commentary includes graphic descriptions. This is not suitable for children. “I’m at my wits’ end,” the young woman wrote. “I’ve asked pastors, friends, parents, God, and message boards this question and still haven’t received an intelligent answer that I can live with. Why are homosexual acts wrong? I’m a Christian and believe in the Bible, but this part always stumps me.” According to my friend, Dr. J. Budziszewski, author of the excellent new book, Ask Me Anything: Provocative Answers for College Students, disturbing questions like this show that church leaders aren’t providing young people with the whole...
  • Networks Running Scared

    12/04/2004 8:54:10 PM PST · by Racehorse · 19 replies · 1,129+ views
    The Berkshire Eagle ^ | 4 November 2004
    The refusal of CBS and NBC to air an advertisement from the United Church of Christ that says it welcomes all people, even homosexuals, to worship, is evidence that there is no need for official government censorship in the United States. All the government has to do is create a climate of fear, intimidation and intolerance of views that differ from its own, and the TV networks will censor themselves. If you watch the ad featuring two bouncers at a rope line, selecting the crowd for church, you will see that it broaches the subject of homosexuality in the most...
  • VHS (Valparaiso High School) teen: Victims were 'sinners'

    11/30/2004 9:08:18 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies · 890+ views
    Northwest Indiana Times ^ | November 30, 2004 | BY KEN KOSKY
    VALPARAISO | Police said the Valparaiso High School student accused of slashing five of his classmates told officers God directed him to do it because they were "sinners."
  • Children Are Sinners??

    09/26/2004 10:53:56 AM PDT · by daybreakcoming · 767 replies · 5,160+ views
    Vanity | 09/26/04 | self
    I have a question about something that has rocked me to my Baptist core. I am also going to address the question to our pastor next week. My eight-year old brought home a study guide for parents to assist us in the "nuturing the faith of your child". It states: "Children are sinners and the implications are eternal" - "Our children are helpless sinners who deserve God's wrath". Whatever happened to "Except ye be converted, and BECOME AS LITTLE CHILDREN, ye shall not enter into the Kingdom of Heaven" (Matthew 18:3 ). And. "Suffer the little children to come unto...
  • Gays win rights as refugees

    12/09/2003 7:04:01 AM PST · by Dundee · 8 replies · 243+ views
    The Australian ^ | December 10, 2003 | Misha Schubert
    Gays win rights as refugees HOMOSEXUALS who would have to live "discreetly" to avoid persecution in their home country might be entitled to refugee status in Australia, the High Court found in a landmark judgment yesterday. The court split 4-3 over the decision to grant an appeal by a gay Bangladeshi couple, who claimed they would face persecution if sent back home. The Refugee Review Tribunal and the Federal Court previously had ruled the men would be unlikely to face persecution if they resumed the "discreet" gay lifestyle they had lived before fleeing Bangladesh in February 1999. But in a...
  • Episcopal Gay Bishop-Elect: Only Call From God Would Keep Me From Post

    10/21/2003 8:40:43 PM PDT · by Paloma_55 · 55 replies · 178+ views
    Fox News ^ | 10/21/03 | N/A
    <p>NEW YORK — The priest about to become the first openly gay Episcopal bishop said Tuesday that several Anglican leaders have appealed to him to step down, but the only thing that could sway him would be if he felt a personal call from God to stand aside.</p>
  • Joseph Sobran Looks at "Bush, Sodomy, and Marriage"

    08/14/2003 8:51:32 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 2 replies · 170+ views
    Joseph Sobran column ^ | 07-31-03 | Sobran, Joseph
    Bush, Sodomy, and Marriage July 31, 2003 Many years ago I heard the first lady of the United States give a speech. I didn’t fully approve of her, and I was determined not to be easily impressed — my usual wary attitude toward the high and mighty. My resolution lasted about five seconds. Her opening sentence was a one-liner Bob Hope would have envied. It brought down the house. I wish I could remember it now, but it was so topical that it wouldn’t sound as hilarious as it was at the time — an allusion to her embarrassment by...
  • Church's rejection can fuel hatred ("Excluding homosexuals does not reflect God's way")

    07/17/2003 7:54:20 AM PDT · by dead · 137 replies · 374+ views
    Excluding homosexuals does not reflect God's way, that of compassion, writes Dorothy McRae McMahon. The Bible is an amazing testimony to the wonder of the grace and faithfulness of God as people journeyed down the ages. It gives clues to the way we are to live with that God, but only clues. It takes little reading to discover that understandings on many issues, and particularly on human relationships, changed over the centuries, even in biblical times. We do not now have slaves and masters. We do not in our church believe that men are morally superior to women and thus...
  • Swingers branch out [Private sex acts OK, judge rules]

    07/05/2003 4:05:06 AM PDT · by Lorenb420 · 23 replies · 1,019+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2003-07-05 | CP
    MONTREAL -- Swingers clubs will spring up across Canada because of a judge ruling their activities are not necessarily illegal, the head of a swingers group said yesterday. Municipal court Judge Denis Boisvert found five people guilty of swinging-related offences, but decided "contemporary Canadian society tolerates swinging and swingers clubs if the sexual acts take place in private." Jean Hamel, president of the 8,000-member Quebec Swingers Association, said Boisvert's ruling will have national significance. "I don't think more clubs will open in Quebec but I think it will open doors for other places in Canada, like Toronto." Judge Boisvert found...

    06/25/2003 6:03:53 AM PDT · by streetpreacher · 3 replies · 148+ views
    self ^ | June 25, 2003 | streetpreacher
    Is the altar call, sinner's prayer, Jesus as Personal Saviour, etc. Biblical? Or are we peddling a false gospel, a modern gos-pill that is easy to swallow but doesn't cure man's disease: a sin sick soul? Check out this important thread to find the answer to what's wrong with our modern gospel: This link will take you to Part Two of What's Wrong With The Gospel, but it is highly recommended that you scroll down to the bottom of the article and click the link to Part One. In order to appreciate how badly these "added parts" are to...
  • Vatican reaffirms need for penance, but says some habitual sinners cannot be absolved

    05/02/2002 9:41:22 AM PDT · by SMEDLEYBUTLER · 113 replies · 257+ views
    Boston Globe/AP ^ | 2 May 2002 | Nicole Winfield
    <p>VATICAN CITY -- With a sex abuse scandal convulsing the American Church, the Vatican on Thursday stressed the need for Catholics to confess their sins to be forgiven -- but said some habitual sinners could never be absolved.</p> <p>In an apostolic letter, Pope John Paul II did not say who these habitual sinners were, only that they included those living in ongoing and serious states of sin "who do not intend to change their situations."</p>