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  • Gen. Robert E. Lee descendant leaves pulpit after backlash

    09/05/2017 4:28:13 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | September 5, 2017 | Eliott C. McLaughlin
    A descendant of Gen. Robert E. Lee has stepped down as pastor of his North Carolina church after facing blowback from parishioners and others for his comments denouncing racism and lauding the Black Lives Matter movement. As a minister and newspaper columnist, Robert W. Lee IV, the fourth great-nephew of the Confederate general, has spoken and written countless words, but the five sentences he uttered during MTV's Video Music Awards last week were just too much for some members of his congregation. ... Lee, who was pastor at Bethany United Church of Christ in Winston-Salem, has long supported removing monuments...
  • Controversial Spring Grove school board member resigns, vows to remain in politics

    08/18/2017 8:07:09 AM PDT · by lightman · 6 replies
    York Daily Record ^ | 18 August A.D. 2017 | Rick Lee
    Pastor Christopher Rodkey said he had heard rumors and he didn't sound exactly happy when it was confirmed for him Thursday evening. Matt Jansen, the Spring Grove school board member who drew national attention last year with a recorded phone rant to the pastor over a message board sign wishing "our Muslim neighbors" a "blessed Ramadan," is moving to Rodkey's neck of the woods -- Dallastown. Jansen confirmed Thursday evening he was resigning from the school board because of the move. "I'm not happy about it, but we're about to settle on a house outside the (Spring Grove) district," Jansen...
  • Methodists Fearful of Islamification of their Churches

    12/09/2016 7:08:04 AM PST · by rhett october · 64 replies
    Resistance Feed ^ | 12-9-2016 | Rhett October
    After I read the story entitled, “Methodist Churches Converting To ‘Virtual Mosques’ For Muslim Migrants,” I spent much of the day in mild shock. I couldn’t believe what was going on inside of a Christian denomination whose founding was so deeply influenced by the great man John Wesley. I had to know what Methodists thought of this. Surely they didn’t go along with it. At least not all of them or even a majority of them. My assumption, and hope, was that it was a very small minority of Methodists who thought that having worship of Allah in their building...
  • Single Christians Can Have Sex as Long as It's 'Mutually Pleasurable and Affirming,' Pastor Says

    08/25/2016 5:24:13 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 195 replies
    Christian Post ^ | August 22, 2016 | Leonardo Blair
    Bucking against conservative Christian tradition advising against extra-marital sex, the Rev. Bromleigh McCleneghan, a married mother of three and associate pastor for ministry with families at Union Church of Hinsdale in Illinois, says single Christians can have sex as long as it's "mutually pleasurable and affirming." Citing 1 Corinthians 6:18-20, many Mainline Protestant and evangelical churches like the Assemblies of God Church, advise against sexual relations among single Christians. "Today within our society singles exist for one of two reasons — by choice, or by circumstance. In either case the Bible's mandate is clear for all unmarried individuals: they are...
  • ISIS Announced Florida Threat THREE Days Ago: “We Will Attack Florida”

    06/12/2016 9:11:30 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 54 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 12, 2016 | Jim Hoft reported on the threat three days ago. ISIS Muslim terrorists released a statement on their plan to attack Florida, and even put out a list with the names of people in Florida that they plan on killing. According to one report: “ A pro-Isis group has released a hit list with the names of more than 8,000 people mostly Americans. More than 600-people live in Florida, and one security expert believes that many of those targeted live in Palm Beach County and on the Treasure Coast. The “United Cyber Caliphate” that hacked U.S. Central Command, 54,000 Twitter accounts and...
  • Major Christian Church Calls All Whites Racist, ‘No Matter What’

    06/07/2016 11:09:22 AM PDT · by PROCON · 47 replies ^ | June 7, 2016 | Blake Neff
    The United Church of Christ (UCC), a major mainline Protestant denomination, published a Facebook post telling all whites that they are racist against non-whites, no matter what they do. An infographic posted to the church’s Facebook page over the weekend gives white people a series of 10 tips on how to cope with their white privilege. Suggestions include “Listen when people call you on your microaggressions” and “Stop contributing to gentrification.” But the tenth suggestion is the most notable one, telling white readers to “Recognize that you’re still racist. No matter what.”
  • Financial Crunch Hits United Church of Christ

    03/25/2016 4:41:33 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 17 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | 3-24-16 | Jeff Walton
    VOL is publishing this story because the UCC is even more progressive than The Episcopal Church and therefore says a lot about the future of The Episcopal Church. The UCC is making big staff cuts, and there is an internal report forecasting an 80 percent decline in membership by 2045! The average age of an Episcopalian is now in the mid-Sixties. There are no millennials coming along to fill either pulpits or pews. Nearly half of all pulpits now cannot afford a full time priest. David Virtue If times are tough for oldline Protestant denominations, they are dire for the...
  • Some Roseburg residents’ message to Obama: “Don’t bother” visiting us

    10/07/2015 4:27:14 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 8 replies
    The Register-Guard ^ | October 7, 2015 | The Register-Guard
    “We do not want him to come” In an unscientific sampling of Roseburg area residents on Tuesday, more sided with Roberts’ views than with Foley’s. Immediately after Thursday’s shooting, Obama repeated a call for more gun control. That did not sit well with some Roseburg area residents. “We do not want him to come, and the veterans don’t want him to come,” asserted Patti Sciapiti, who said that her husband is involved with the American Legion in Roseburg. “I don’t want him here because I don’t think it was proper for him to talk about gun control when the tragedy...
  • 'The President is not welcome here': Roseburg residents angry that Obama is traveling to visit

    10/06/2015 2:17:34 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/05/15
    'The President is not welcome here': Roseburg residents angry that Obama is traveling to visit the victims of the UCC shooting **SNIP** 'We haven't even identified bodies, we've still got incident command trying to contain the scene, and he's holding a press conference 3,000 miles away from here, telling — almost implying that he could have single-handedly prevented this if the Congress would have listened to him.' 'I think he admitted it himself. 'His visit here isn't a re-election campaign stop, but it is a campaign stop for an agenda that he and his associates believe is important. "And that...
  • United Church of Canada Sells Fossil Fuel Holdings, Commits $6 Million to Alternative Energy

    08/20/2015 9:01:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/20/2015 | Vincent Funaro
    The United Church of Canada plans to invest nearly $6 million into alternative energy sources that it acquired from selling all of its assets in fossil fuels. The denomination views the move as a bold step toward stewarding the gift of creation. "Care for creation and concern for the way that climate is impacting the most marginalized populations made this move an act of justice, of faith, and of solidarity with First Nations and other impacted communities," said Christine Boyle, General Council commissioner of the United Church and a veteran climate advocate, according to the National Advocate. The church will...
  • Episcopal and United Church of Christ Clergy Praise Planned Parenthood for “Doing God’s Work”

    07/31/2015 2:14:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    lifenews ^ | Sarah Zagorski Jul 31, 2015
    According to a group of liberal clergy, killing babies in abortions and selling their body parts to the highest bidder is “God’s work.” On July 29, the Planned Parenthood Clergy Advocacy Board said the undercover videos portraying their executives haggling over the cost of aborted babies’ body parts are simply an attack on health care. Jeffrey Walton from the Institute on Religion and Democracy reports that the board is made up of religious leaders from the United Church of Christ, Episcopal Church and American Baptist Churches as well as clergy from Reformed Jewish and Unitarian Universalist congregations. In a statement...
  • United Church of Christ Anti-Israel Extremism (Obama's denomination)

    07/01/2015 8:10:09 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Peggy Shapiro
    On June 30, 2015, the General Synod of the United Church of Christ voted to single out Israel for an economic and propaganda war. Ignoring the violent state of affairs in an unstable region, the plague of terrorist groups, and the victimization of millions of Christians and other minority groups, the UCC elected to boycott Israel, the only functioning democracy in the Middle East. Giving a pass to Hamas rockets aimed at Israeli children and the prohibition of any Jews to enter Palestinian-controlled territory, the UCC jumped on the bandwagon of slander to demonize Israel. Deletion and Replacement of Jews...
  • How To Shrink Your Church In One Easy Step

    08/24/2014 12:21:56 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 42 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 24Aug14 | Alexander Griswold
    By now, we’ve all heard the refrain that U.S. churches need liberalize their teachings on sexuality and homosexuality or rapidly decline. The logic behind the argument is simple: more and more Americans are embracing homosexuality and same-sex marriage, including growing numbers of religious Millennials. So long as churches remain the face of opposition to gay marriage, those churches will shrink into irrelevancy when gay marriage (inevitably, we are told) becomes a settled political issue. These arguments often see church acceptance of homosexuality as a carrot as well as a stick. It isn’t so much that denouncing homosexuality will drive people...
  • United Church of Christ to Be First Mainline Denomination to Financially Support 'Gay Games'

    06/27/2014 10:31:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/27/2014 | Jessica Martinez
    The left-leaning protestant denomination United Church of Christ announced that it will sponsor the sporting event "Gay Games 9" in August as the first mainline denomination to provide major financial support. The event, which takes place every four years and attracts LGBT athletes, will be hosted in Cleveland, Ohio, home of the UCC's national headquarters, where church leaders will help organize events for 30,000 participants in an effort to embrace the LBGT community. "Serving as a major sponsor of Gay Games 9 is a perfect fit because of the UCC's longstanding commitment to social justice issues," said the Rev. Dr....
  • United Church of Christ votes to boycott Washington Redskins

    06/17/2014 1:14:15 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 28 replies
    SF Examiner ^ | June 16, 2014 | Kim Allegrezza
    At the annual meeting of The Central Atlantic Conference of the United Church of Christ on Saturday, June 14, a resolution was passed to pressure the National Football League and the Washington Redskins to change the team’s name and refrain from using any images, mascots, or behaviors that are demeaning to Native American cultures or peoples, according to a report in Indian Country Today. This resolution calls for members to do more than just speak out against the use of the name Redskins. It calls for a complete boycott the football team.
  • Rep. Louie Gohmert challenges the Rev. Barry Lynn on Christian beliefs

    06/13/2014 7:04:46 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 6-13-14 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Rep. Louie Gohmert, in a congressional hearing, challenged a minister who is president of the Americans United for Separation of Church and State, to clarify his Christian beliefs — especially because the group is frequently at the heart of atheist-type attacks on public shows of faith. “I’m curious, in your Christian beliefs, do you believe in sharing the good news that will keep people from going to hell, consistent with the Christian belief?” Mr. Gohmert asked the Rev. Barry Lynn, during a House Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice hearing, The Blaze reported. Mr. Lynn’s reply: “I wouldn’t agree...
  • Mr. Obama’s Brand of “Christianity”

    01/24/2014 8:56:58 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 24 replies ^ | 1-24-14 | Michael Youssef
    For twenty years, Mr. Obama drank from a particular brand of religion—Liberal Christianity. To be sure, most Bible-believing Christians would not consider that brand to be Christianity at all. But liberal Christians would consider their brand to actually be the enlightened one. Over time, Liberal Christianity has developed a humanistic understanding of what the Christian faith is about. They claim that Christians who still believe the Bible is God’s perfect self-revelation are stuck back in the 1st century. Society has evolved, they say. And because society has evolved, God must be evolving also. After all, why else would He allow...
  • The Heresy of Doubting Apocalyptic Global Warming

    11/14/2013 11:23:00 AM PST · by rhema · 20 replies
    Juicy Ecumenism ^ | 11/13/13 | Mark Tooley
    Much of the worst hysteria about apocalyptic Global Warming has cooled, especially after more than 15 years of no global temperature increases, evincing at least that climate computer models are less than infallible. But some of the most committed believers in the theory that human activity is uniquely fueling a disastrous increase in temperatures are on the Religious Left. Former Chicago Theological Seminary President Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite, who’s ordained in the ultra liberal United Church of Christ, recently faulted Global Warming skeptics for the murderous typhoon in the Philippines. “These ‘superstorms’ aren’t an ‘act of God,’ but an act of...
  • United Church of Christ" Standing in solidarity with the family of Trayvon Martin

    07/14/2013 11:40:51 AM PDT · by matt04 · 52 replies
  • United Church of Christ to become first U.S. denom. to move toward divestment from fossil fuel co.

    07/14/2013 10:40:23 AM PDT · by matt04 · 43 replies
    A set of strategies to attack climate change — which includes a path to divestment from fossil fuel companies — was passed by General Synod 2013 Monday afternoon at the Long Beach Convention Center. This action on July 1 makes the United Church of Christ the first major religious body in the U.S. to vote to divest from fossil fuel companies. The resolution, brought by the Massachusetts Conference and backed by 10 other conferences, calls for enhanced shareholder engagement in fossil fuel companies, an intensive search for fossil fuel-free investment vehicles and the identification of "best in class" fossil fuel...