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  • The Early Church on Homosexuality

    08/01/2015 6:22:22 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Reformed Reader ^ | 7/18/15 | Shane Lems
    In the days of the early church – I’m thinking specifically of the 2nd century – Christian apologists had to defend the faith against false charges, accusations, and misrepresentations. One such apologist, Athenagoras (d. 200 AD?), wrote a booklet to Roman rulers called A Plea for the Christians. This apology by Athenagoras is still quite relevant today because it discusses things we still talk about today. I’ll come back to this booklet later, but for now I want to point out what this 2nd century Christian apologist said about sexual immorality and homosexuality. Athenagoras refuted the claim or accusation that...
  • Jeb Bush Scolds Mike Huckabee for Holocaust Comment

    07/27/2015 1:04:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    The New York Times' First Draft ^ | July 27, 2015 | Jonathan Martin
    ORLANDO, Fla. – Jeb Bush rebuked Mike Huckabee on Monday for invoking the Holocaust in criticizing President Obama over the nuclear agreement with Iran, arguing that Republicans needed “to tone down the rhetoric” if they hoped to recapture the White House next year. “The use of that kind of language is just wrong,” Mr. Bush told reporters after a town-hall-style meeting here. “This is not the way we’re going to win elections and that’s not how we’re going to solve problems. So, unfortunate remark — not quite sure why he felt compelled to say it.” Mr. Huckabee, the former governor...
  • Police 'Covered Up' Serial Killer Who Murdered 18 On London Underground In 1970s

    07/27/2015 5:26:49 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 15 replies
    Yahoo News UK ^ | 27th July 2015 | Andy Wells
    'An ex-Scotland Yard detective has made the extraordinary claim that police covered up a serial killer who stalked and murdered 18 people on the London Underground. He apparently killed his victims in the 1970s by pushing them onto the tracks and former policeman Geoff Platt has alleged that police deliberately kept the case from the public so as not to cause widespread panic. Mr Platt said that he listened to Kiernan Kelly confess his crimes to police first hand after he was picked up in 1984 for being drunk and disorderly. Having brutally murdered his cellmate, William Boyd, Kelly allegedly...
  • A Scandal a Day

    07/27/2015 8:21:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    A Scandal a Day ^ | 7/27/15 | Kathleen Willey
    KATHLEEN WILLEY, THE FORMER VOLUNTEER AIDE TO BILL CLINTON IS NOW SOUNDING THE ALARM ABOUT THE POTENTIAL DANGER OF HILLARY CLINTON BECOMING PRESIDENT. KATHLEEN VOWS TO EXPOSE "A SCANDAL A DAY" TO KEEP YOU INFORMED ABOUT THOSE WHO PRODUCE AND COVER-UP "A LIE A DAY".
  • Amazon Pulls Negative Reviews of New Marriage Book

    07/24/2015 1:17:55 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 7/21/15 | Marguerite Bowling
    A day after The Daily Signal reported on controversial reviews for Ryan T. Anderson’s new book on Amazon.com, the country’s largest Internet retailer said it has removed reviews that included photos of Nazi concentration camps. Anderson’s book, “Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom,” had one-star ratings that included pictures of men in what looked to be a World War II-era concentration camp. The reviewer argued that the book was modern-day fascism.
  • 6 THINGS CHRISTIANS CAN DO ABOUT SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

    07/20/2015 6:55:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 7/20/15 | Sean McDowell & John Stonestreet
    “It’s over,” he told me (John) grimly. “We’ve lost.” These words came from a wounded warrior, a pastor who had dedicated much of his ministry to calling Christians to apply their faith in the public square and to opposing things like same-sex marriage... Informed and articulate Christians can make a difference.... 1. We can change our reputation from those who hate gays to those who love them.... 2. We must tell the truth about same-sex attraction, homosexual sin, and same-sex marriage..... 3. We can stop implying in our words and actions that homosexual sin is worse than all other sexual...
  • Big Ideas (In a Shrinking World) [Video link]

    07/15/2015 9:15:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper
    youtube ^ | 1983 | Randy Stonehill
            Lyrics: The economy is shrinkingOur money is a jokeWe should go back to trading seashellsAnd just admit that we're brokeAnd our food supply is shrinking(yeah, yeah)But we continue happily(yeah, yeah)Building condos on farm land(yeah, yeah)And dumping sewage in the sea(yeah, yeah) Someone's talking 'bout a big ideaSomeone's talking 'bout a higher visionEverybody's on the runLookin' out for number oneAnd your big ideas don't fit Big ideas in the shrinking worldBig ideas in the shrinking worldBig ideas in the shrinking worldWell you make us real nervous with your big ideas Our water is shrinkingAll the pipes...
  • The most amazing truth about California's water crisis

    07/12/2015 9:32:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7/12/15 | Newsmachete
    I read with great interest an article by Republican Rep. Devin Nunes about the real cause of the water shortages in California. In the summer of 2002, shortly before I was elected to Congress, I sat through an eye-opening meeting with representatives from the Natural Resources Defense Council... they told me something astonishing: Their goal was to remove 1.3 million acres of farmland from production. They showed me maps that laid out their whole plan: From Merced all the way down to Bakersfield, and on the entire west side of the Valley as well as part of the east side,...
  • FNCIC-Victims of Illegal Alien Crime Memorial

    07/11/2015 2:04:15 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Through exclusive investigations, we have discovered that crimes committed by foreign nationals, including illegal aliens, on American soil are not tracked, recorded, or reported by the FBI or the Justice Department as being committed by foreign nationals. This includes all crimes, including those committed by illegal alien terrorists to illegal alien criminals who are currently molesting, raping, killing, and murdering Americans in shocking numbers. FNCIC is the Foreign National Crime Information Center. It is a registry and data base for serious crimes committed against people by foreign nationals in the United States. VOIACM is the Victims of Illegal Alien Crime...
  • The Providence of God [RC Sproul Teaching Series Special Offer]

    07/10/2015 2:44:30 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    Ligonier ^ | RC Sproul
    Most of us have experienced disaster — or know someone who has. Conversely, most of us have experienced great blessing as well. While we are grateful for God’s kindness, we can’t help but shake our heads and wonder at the evil in this world — a world our Maker once called “very good.” We are even tempted to wonder about the wisdom of God’s plan. The Providence of God is an antidote to such temptations. In this series, R.C. Sproul brilliantly shows the wisdom and power of God’s rule, clarifying how God can guide all events without initiating human wickedness...
  • Five Reasons I Reject the Doctrine of Transubstantiation

    07/09/2015 9:33:36 AM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 597 replies
    Reclaiming the Mind Credo House ^ | March 8, 2013 | C Michael Patton
    The doctrine of Transubstantiation is the belief that the elements of the Lord’s table (bread and wine) supernaturally transform into the body and blood of Christ during the Mass. This is uniquely held by Roman Catholics but some form of a “Real Presence” view is held by Eastern Orthodox, Lutherans, and some Anglicans. The Calvinist/Reformed tradition believes in a real spiritual presence but not one of substance. Most of the remaining Protestant traditions (myself included) don’t believe in any real presence, either spiritual or physical, but believe that the Eucharist is a memorial and a proclamation of Christ’s work on the cross...
  • Obama Tells the Truth: He ordered “training of ISIL forces”

    07/08/2015 4:01:59 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 15 replies
    The American Report ^ | July 8, 2015 | Editors
    What kind of a man negotiates nukes with the most prolific sponsor of terror in the world, Iran? What kind of a man stands with the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood, even giving them aid and comfort through the United States Government? What kind of man skips the international show of solidarity in Paris following the Charlie Hebdo terrorist massacre? What kind of a man stands in front of the United Nations General Assembly and declares that free people should not be allowed to criticize “the Prophet Mohammed?” What kind of a man lies to the American people daily, and never bats...
  • A Response to the Same-Sex Marriage Ruling [Interview with RC Sproul]

    07/07/2015 4:01:55 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Renewing Your Mind/Ligonier ^ | 7/6/15 | RC Sproul
    "The civil government does not define your ethic as a Christian. That's critical that we understand that..."
  • (June 20, 2014) Martin Niemöller: "First they came for the Socialists..."

    07/04/2015 12:57:34 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ^ | June 20, 2014 | Martin Niemöller (1892-1984)
    Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) was a prominent Protestant pastor who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps. Niemöller is perhaps best remembered for the quotation: First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Socialist.Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Trade Unionist.Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Jew.Then they came for me—and there was no one left to...
  • Confederate flag defender, a black woman, calls battle a fight for FREEDOM

    07/04/2015 9:20:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 43 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 2 July 2015 | Michael Schaus
    She’s a former Nation of Islam member turned passionate defender of the Confederate flag — and her views on race, slavery and the South are guaranteed to stir up controversy. Karen Cooper – a black woman who belongs to a pro-Confederate flag group in Virginia – told a documentary on the rebel flag that she believes it stands for far more than the South’s history of slave ownership, and views it as a symbol of rebellion against an overreaching federal government. In an interview for the documentary “Battle Flag” she said “I actually think that [the flag] represents freedom… I’m...
  • 40 QUESTIONS FOR CHRISTIANS NOW WAVING RAINBOW FLAGS

    07/02/2015 3:45:51 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 7/1/15 | Kevin DeYoung
    For evangelicals who lament last Friday’s Supreme Court decision, it’s been a hard few days. We aren’t asking for emotional pity, nor do I suspect many people are eager to give us any. Our pain is not sacred. Making legal and theological decisions based on what makes people feel better is part of what got us into this mess in the first place. Nevertheless, it still hurts. There are many reasons for our lamentation, from fear that religious liberties will be taken away to worries about social ostracism and cultural marginalization. But of all the things that grieve us, perhaps...
  • Kevin DeYoung What Does the Bible Really Teach about Homosexuality? [Message for Millennials]

    07/02/2015 2:56:13 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 3/17/15 | Kevin DeYoung
    In this message, recorded at College Church in Wheaton, Illinois on March 17, 2015, pastor and author Kevin DeYoung addresses a difficult and often controversial topic: what does the Bible really teach about homosexuality?
  • Why it's important to buy Ted Cruz's book today or tomorrow, if you intend to buy it (Vanity)

    06/29/2015 7:33:35 PM PDT · by Hetty_Fauxvert · 36 replies
    6-29-2015 | Me
    If you intend to buy Ted Cruz's new book, "A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America," then today or tomorrow (6/29 or 6/30) is the absolute best time to do it. It will be released tomorrow, 6/30, and its "numbers" will be counted at that point. On Amazon, with pre-orders, it has already reached #1 in Political Leader Biographies, but it's only #143 in all books. The bigger Ted's book's numbers are, the more press it will get, and the better it makes him look overall. If his book rockets upward in the next couple of days, that...
  • Troubled and Trusting: A Sunday Prayer after the Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage

    06/29/2015 4:54:04 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Canon & Culture ^ | 6/29/15 | Trent Hunter
    Troubled and Trusting: A Sunday Prayer after the Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage Last Friday the Supreme Court of the United States handed down a ruling that requires the legal recognition of same-sex marriage in all fifty states.As Christians, we are not of this world, but we are in it and we care about and are concerned for what happens here. And so on Sunday at Desert Springs Church, in Albuquerque, NM, we prayed in reflection on the Supreme Court’s decision for our nation, for the church, and for everything in-between. Here’s how we addressed the Lord when we gathered...
  • Legal Force [Church and State by RC Sproul]

    06/29/2015 10:01:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    The Sword and the KeysKey to resolving the issues regarding how the church must relate to the state is an understanding of the distinct functions Scripture assigns to each authority. Church and state are actually both ministers of God that are appointed to fulfill certain tasks. Historically, human beings have always run into trouble when the state attempts to do the work of the church and the church attempts to do the work of the state.
  • Here We Stand: An Evangelical Declaration on Marriage

    06/27/2015 6:16:55 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    More than 100 leaders respond to Supreme Court legalizing same-sex marriage. A coalition of evangelical leaders assembled by the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission has released the following: As evangelical Christians, we dissent from the court’s ruling that redefines marriage. The state did not create the family, and should not try to recreate the family in its own image. We will not capitulate on marriage because biblical authority requires that we cannot. The outcome of the Supreme Court’s ruling to redefine marriage represents what seems like the result of a half-century of witnessing marriage’s decline through divorce, cohabitation, and a...
  • The courage to be on the wrong side of history: Lessons from Burke and Nietzsche

    06/27/2015 3:42:55 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    World Magazine ^ | 6/27/15 | Ryan Shinkel
    Millennials who stand up for family, marriage, and the foundational institutions of civil society make possible a new cultural counter-revolution. The question is, will you join it?Editor’s note: This article originally appeared June 18 at Public Discourse, the online journal of the Witherspoon Institute—eight days before the Supreme Court ruled on same-sex marriage and the release of Marvin Olasky’s cover story on churches facing the LGBT juggernaut. It is reposted here with permission.It seems that the Supreme Court will probably strike down the conjugal marriage laws of our states. It seems Anthony Kennedy may have finally made up his mind...
  • For many black Americans, Confederate flag debate a distraction

    06/27/2015 12:42:07 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    reuters ^ | 6/27/15 | Tim Reid
    As calls grow to remove the Confederate flag from public spaces across America's South, Vanessa White says she questions whether that would mark real progress for black Americans like her.... White’s view, she says, was shaped by exposure to racism as a child and also by a family she describes as dysfunctional. Her single mother was an alcoholic, and her brothers began committing crimes at an early age. She says she grew up never feeling like a real person because of her race....
  • Judicial activism on marriage isn’t the end — here’s what to do now

    06/27/2015 9:55:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 6/27/15 | Ryan T Anderson
    Friday’s Supreme Court decision is unadulterated judicial activism. As Chief Justice John Roberts said in dissent: “Today’s decision rests on nothing more than the majority’s own conviction that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry because they want to. . . . Whatever force that belief may have as a matter of moral philosophy, it has no more basis in the Constitution than did the naked policy preferences” in other rightly condemned activist decisions. Nothing in the Constitution requires the redefinition of marriage in all 50 states, and five unelected justices do not have the authority to redefine marriage everywhere....
  • The SCOTUS Marriage Decision, in Haiku

    06/27/2015 9:52:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    McSweeneys.net ^ | 6/26/15 | Daniela Lapidous
    Roberts Dissent....
  • Is Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ the Trigger?

    06/26/2015 6:56:39 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    AnneGrahamLotz.org ^ | 6/26/15 | Anne Graham Lotz (daughter of Billy Graham)
    June 26, 2015…If you do not obey the Lord your God and do not carefully follow all His commands…The Lord will send on you curses, confusion, and rebuke in everything you put your hand to, until you are destroyed and come to sudden ruin because of the evil you have done in forsaking Him. Deuteronomy 28:15, 20On this day, June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court has issued a decision saying that same-sex marriage is a constitutional right. Be warned, America. A constitutional right is not the same thing as a Divine right.What should be our response to the Supreme Court...
  • The Dead End of Sexual Sin

    06/26/2015 2:05:36 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    desiringgod.org ^ | 4/6/15 | Rosaria Butterfield
    Unbelievers don’t “struggle” with same-sex attraction. I didn’t. My love for women came with nary a struggle at all. I had not always been a lesbian, but in my late twenties, I met my first lesbian-lover. I was hooked and believed that I had found my real self. Sex with women was part of my life and identity, but it was not the only part — and not always the biggest part. I simply preferred everything about women: their company, their conversation, their companionship, and the contours of their/our body. I favored the nesting, the setting up of house...
  • EXPLAINER: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE SUPREME COURT’S SAME-SEX MARRIAGE RULING

    06/26/2015 11:19:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 6/26/15 | Joe Carter
    What was the same-sex marriage case that was decided by the Supreme Court?The Supreme Court issued its ruling on the case of of Obergefell v. Hodges, which is consolidated with three other cases—Tanco v. Haslam (Tennessee); DeBoer v. Snyder (Michigan); Bourke v. Beshear (Kentucky). These cases challenged two issues concerning whether the Fourteenth Amendment must guarantee the right for same-sex couples to marry.What issues was the court asked to decide?The two issues that were answered in this case are:1. Does the Fourteenth Amendment require a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex?2. Does the Fourteenth Amendment require a state to recognize a marriage between...
  • National Organization for Marriage (NOM) Issues Statement Following [SCOTUS] Decision...

    06/26/2015 11:12:02 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    NOM ^ | 6/26/15 | Brian S Brown
    The following statement may be attributed to Brian S. Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM): Though expected, today's decision is completely illegitimate. We reject it and so will the American people. It represents nothing but judicial activism, legislating from the bench, with a bare majority of the Justices on the Supreme Court exercising raw political power to impose their own preferences on marriage when they have no constitutional authority to do so. It is a lawless ruling that contravenes the decisions of over 50 million voters and their elected representatives. It is a decision that is reminiscent...
  • This week went from Rino collaborators to the Republic’s death knell(Tell me I’m wrong, PLEASE)

    06/26/2015 8:56:15 AM PDT · by Voice of Reason1 · 58 replies
    June 26 2015 | Vanity
    *Weapons grade sarcasm* Isn’t great that we can witness history in the making? Many times people don’t realize what is happening at the moment is historic because the are living it. We weren’t at the birth of our Constitutional Republic or at it’s major moments in becoming the greatest country on planet earth. But now we have the great honor of witnessing it’s death knell.. Of the two decision by the Extreme Court this week, the Obamacare was the most egregious because of two very ominous reasons:1. The national Socialist left can now try the ‘You have a right to...
  • One Supreme Court Justice from Victory....Vote Wisely, FRiends

    06/26/2015 8:40:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    6/26/15
    I guarantee this: the Republican nominee for President will make SOME of us unhappy, because "our favorite" didn't get the nod. Granted. But every dissenting voice on SCOTUS today affirmed that the question of marriage is one for STATES and not the federal government. Simply put, Ruth Buzzi Ginsburg is not going to live forever...and if God grants us a more conservative executive next, he or she will have a golden opportunity to OVERTURN this ruling. I will be voting Republican in the hopes of such a ruling. Though I do think the society is imploding any way, it is...
  • MLK’s Niece Pens Devastating Open Letter To Baltimore Mayor

    06/25/2015 6:02:37 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 4/30/15 | B. Christopher Agee
    In response to widespread rioting and violence that brought the city to a standstill in recent days, activist Alveda King took Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to task for seemingly endorsing the mob’s destructive behavior. “Your invitation to ‘give space for those who want to destroy’ is unbelievable,” King wrote. “This interpretation of rights to free speech is dangerous Ma’am.”
  • This Confederate Store Owner Is Thrilled the ‘Big Boys’ Don’t Want to Sell Flag

    06/25/2015 5:20:15 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    Time ^ | 6/24/15 | Katy Osborn
    "We're glad to see ignorant people getting out of the business" Major U.S. retailers say they’re done selling the Confederate flag—but Dewey Barber is just getting started. Under pressure, retail giants including Walmart, Amazon and eBay announced that they would pull Confederate flags and similar themed products from their websites. Barber, though, decided to do the exact opposite—he plans to begin manufacturing the Confederate flag and add it to the lineup on his Dixie Outfitters website, now that the “big boys” are out of the business.
  • Ret. General Drops Bombshell: Obama Should Be Arrested For This ‘Treasonous Activity’

    06/23/2015 12:02:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | June 23, 2015 | Randy DeSoto
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Paul E. Vallely stated recently during a radio interview that President Obama should be “arrested for treasonous activities.” Vallely, while a guest on the Real Side radio program earlier this month, stated above anything else that Obama should be held accountable for his sympathies for the Muslim Brotherhood in particular and his actions regarding the Benghazi tragedy. The retired general said one group that should hold the president’s feet to the fire are high-ranking members of the military. The program’s host, Joe Messina, asked whether Obama would just replace those military leaders with others who agree with...
  • The Gods Among Us

    06/21/2015 12:46:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | June 21, 2015 | Fay Voshell
    [BIG SNIP]The Quakers’[new penitentiary system using isolation]experiment revealed that the consultation of one’s inner self without outside reference or constraints, with nothing to measure one’s self against, could produce distorted human beings who became certifiably mad. Self-proclaimed gods can turn out to be a Caligula or a Jim Jones.Just as bad as the fact consulting the inner light can result in the exhibition of mad or corrupt behavior is the fact that the newly minted gods believe themselves to be entitled to demand obeisance from us mere mortals.We mere everyday humans must bow down and worship the deities among us....
  • From Moral Relativism to Reality Relativism

    06/20/2015 7:18:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 20, 2015 | Michael Brown
    For the last few decades, our culture has warmly embraced moral relativism, where right and wrong are determined based on our feelings, and so there is nothing absolute. Morality is entirely relative, which means that you can have your morality and I can have mine. Today, we have moved from moral relativism to reality relativism, where not only morality but everything is determined by how I feel, so you can have your reality and I can have mine.This is not a matter of a dangerous descent down a slippery slope. This is a matter of falling off the cliff entirely....
  • Suffering Is Never for Nothing. —Elisabeth Elliot (1926-2015)

    06/16/2015 5:51:40 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Ligonier.org ^ | 6/16/15 | Nathan Bingham
    Elisabeth Elliot (1926-2015) was a Christian author and speaker. She, having lived through great loss, taught on God’s grace in the midst of hardship, as well as teaching wives and mothers to fulfill the high calling of Titus 2.
  • Speaking Whose Truth?

    06/15/2015 3:16:28 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 0615/15 | Jim Yardley
    Kind of makes you wonder why the phrase “Speaking Truth to Power” exists anywhere beyond a college class in poetic nonsense, doesn’t it? The most important service rendered by the press and the magazines is that of educating people to approach printed matter with distrust.—Samuel Butler—19th Century novelist Our media is famous, or infamous if you prefer, for being of the leftist persuasion. But why are they leftist? One might assume that they are simply incredibly brave people who are willing to risk everything to “speak truth to power.” What if we have that backwards? Isn’t it equally likely that...
  • TransRace, TransSex, TransAbled: Objective Truth and Self-Marginalization

    06/14/2015 6:40:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    The Anchoress Blog on Patheos ^ | June 12, 2015 | Elizabeth Scalia
    Objective Truth is dead. It has been slain by human feelings — by a soft tyranny of sentimentalism which dictates that how a person feels about anything now defines its reality.The last nail in the coffin of Objective Truth comes to us via the story of NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal, a white woman who is “trans-raced”. As such, she demands to be counted among the truly marginalized and victimized, and if that means helping things along, well, that might be alright, too: “One’s racial identity is not a qualifying criteria or disqualifying standard for NAACP leadership.” Dolezal came under scrutiny...
  • Should Christians Attend Homosexual “Weddings?”

    06/14/2015 6:23:10 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 56 replies
    Ligonier ^ | 6/6/15 | RC Sproul, Jr
    Should Christians Attend Homosexual “Weddings?” from R.C. Sproul Jr. Jun 06, 2015 Category: Articles Some of our deepest challenges as believers involve dealing with the sins of others, particularly those whom we love. Whether it is a relative struggling with addiction, a best friend unfaithful to his spouse, or a loved one embracing sexual perversion, we often feel caught between our genuine love for the sinner and our genuine revulsion at the sin. The bromide “Hate the sin, love the sinner,” while at least infused with a touch of wisdom, doesn’t typically answer all the hard questions.When confronted with tough moral calls...
  • THE GOSPEL AND SAME-SEX MARRIAGE [Simulcast Seminar in July 2015]

    06/14/2015 4:33:25 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper
    Join top leaders for a night of equipping on same-sex marriage issues to prepare your church for a post-marriage culture in the first major event following the Supreme Court's marriage ruling. A simulcast of Equip Austin will be available for free. A simulcast is a live internet broadcast of an event from a single venue into multiple venues – such as your own environment. Thus a simultaneous event occurs in both the origin venue and in many satellite locations — your church, home or laptop. To learn how to host the event at your church, follow the instructions on this...
  • Breaking News: 2 Billion Christians Believe in Traditional Marriage [Christianity Today Editorial]

    06/13/2015 11:29:49 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 6/9/15 | Mark Galli
    And so do we. News and reality are not always the same. Take the matter of marriage. When a prominent evangelical leader, like Tony Campolo, announces his support for gay marriage, it’s likely to get reporters’ attention. It is indeed news, in that it is still unusual to hear an otherwise orthodox Christian announce heterodox views on sexuality. But in the case of Campolo, it may not be the kind of news that garners much attention. (One reason: His organization Red Letter Christians has argued for same-sex marriage several times.) But we were surprised when former CT editor David Neff...
  • Mitt Romney gives a brutal PowerPoint critique of Obama’s foreign policy

    06/13/2015 9:40:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 101 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/12/15 | Philip Rucker and Robert Costa
    Ever since Mitt Romney’s loss to President Obama in 2012, it has become a mantra in the Republican Party that on foreign policy especially, “Romney was right.” In a stuffy mountain lodge here Friday night, Romney joined the chorus. Dusting off a page from his management consulting playbook, the former Republican nominee delivered a speech by PowerPoint to more than 200 corporate CEOs and other attendees of his annual ideas festival about what he deemed (and titled his slides): “The Most Consequential Obama Foreign Policy Mistakes.”
  • The Response: A Call to Prayer for our nation

    06/12/2015 3:47:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    WE WILL RESPOND. America’s issues are not primarily financial, political or moral. Neither does America’s hope lie in one leader or institution. Our hope is found in the One who desires for us to turn to Him with our hearts. This is our response – to call on Jesus on behalf of America, that He might hear our cry and heal our land. The Response is holding statewide solemn assemblies to gather people from all ages, denominations and backgrounds in prayer and fasting on behalf of our nation. Governor Nikki Haley is inviting South Carolina and the nation to a...
  • A Response to Matthew Vines: The Bible Doesn't Support Same-Sex Relationships

    06/08/2015 2:32:02 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 80 replies
    Fifty hand-picked Christians were part of a seminal conference last week planned by Matthew Vines, a 23-year-old Christian who believes Scripture allows for monogamous homosexual activity, in an effort to spread the idea in the American church over the next decade.... ....Vines’s video has been convincing laypeople, even if he is “encountering resistance from Scriptural scholars,” because a rebuttal requires very specific knowledge about the texts involved, and the truth is, most of us haven’t looked into this issue closely enough to be ready with an answer.
  • As old-line Southern Baptist churches struggle, a dying one has an epiphany

    05/30/2015 6:29:21 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/30/15 | Stephanie McCrummen
    Attendance at the Southern Baptist church on Scenic Drive had dwindled to about 15 most Sundays... There was another congregation...that had been meeting in living rooms and whose pastor carried business cards that quoted from John 4:35: “Look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.” Maybe they wanted to buy the church... .... selling to the Arabic Baptists might be their best hope of keeping the church from closing. They prayed and then took a vote, and now, a few miles away in a suburban living room, the members of the fledgling Arab congregation were considering an opportunity they...
  • Study on Attitudes Toward Same-Sex Marriage Is Retracted by a Scientific Journal

    05/29/2015 2:50:30 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 5/29/15 | Benedict Carey
    A leading scientific journal on Thursday retracted a highly publicized study reporting that attitudes toward same-sex marriage could be altered by brief face-to-face conversations with people who have a stake in the issue. The study, published by the journal Science in December, came under question this month when a pair of graduate students trying to follow up on the work found evidence that the data had been misrepresented. The study’s senior author, Donald P. Green, a prominent political scientist at Columbia University, asked that the study be retracted.....
  • Ravi Zacharias Q&A 2015, 'Is America Really Christian?'

    05/26/2015 4:05:04 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    youtube/Ravi Zacharias International Ministries ^ | 5/16/15 | Ravi Zacharias, et al
    Jeff Foxworthy hosts a question and answer time with Ravi Zacharias and Michael Ramsden following Ravi's lecture "Is America Really Christian?"
  • ...way Hillary Clinton’s book is displayed...is the funniest thing you’ll see tonight [photo]

    05/22/2015 4:50:35 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 69 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 5/22/15
    Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner noticed the rather curious way Hillary Clinton’s book “Hard Choices” is being displayed in the window of Kramerbooks in Washington, D.C.:
  • A Message to President Obama from a former Muslim

    05/20/2015 3:12:24 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sept. 2 , 2014 | Brother Hasheed
    Ex Muslim Brother Rasheed message to Obama - Islam explained