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  • Fearless 85-Year-Old Says No to LGBT Flag at Church. Now The Entire Town is Against Her

    05/21/2017 7:33:34 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 62 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 5/17/17
    May 17, 2017 (MassResistance) -- An elderly woman in ultra-liberal Carlisle, Mass. had the nerve to publicly criticize the “gay” flag outside of a church in the center of town. She caused such an inflamed reaction that it was reported in Boston’s NBC-TV evening news. (See below.) But she’s not backing down -- which inflames the leftist reactionaries even more! Sally Naumann, an 85-year-old resident of Carlisle and a longtime MassResistance activist, had had enough. She was very upset that the Unitarian Church in the center of town is flying a “gay” rainbow flag outside. She is distressed because people...
  • Immigrants find sanctuary in growing Austin church network

    03/25/2017 3:16:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 25, 2017 9:17 AM EDT | Claudia Lauer
    Senior Minister Meg Barnhouse knows she’ll need beds, a dresser, chairs and a mirror to make the classroom at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin feel more like a home for a mother and her young daughter who are still deciding whether they will become the latest immigrants seeking sanctuary from deportation by moving into a church. It would be the second time Barnhouse’s congregation had offered sanctuary. She was hesitant in 2015 because of the unknown legal and insurance risks, but this time she agreed immediately. There is growing fear in the city’s immigrant community as President Donald...
  • Islamic State: Jesus is a “slave to Allah” who will wage jihad once he returns to earth

    08/02/2016 11:59:10 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 23 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 08/02/2016 | Christine Willams
    As shocking as the declaration of the slavery of Jesus to Allah may come, the Islamic State is basing its “claim” that Jesus was a “slave to Allah” on Islamic scripture. Qur’an 19:30 states of Jesus’ words: “Lo! I am the slave” of Allah, in the Pickthall translation. Other translations state that Jesus declared himself a “servant” of Allah. The Pickthall translation is the work of Mohammed Marmaduke Pickthall, who was a British convert to Islam Islamic scholar noted for this English translation of the Qur’an. (The Qur’an also says (at 4:157) that Jesus was not crucified.) What far too...
  • East Side Black Lives Matter panel challenges comfort zones

    01/16/2016 11:21:59 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    RI Future ^ | January 16, 2016 | Steve Ahlquist
    A discussion of Black Lives Matter and the importance of this movement in terms of criminal justice reform, prison abolition and the next phase of Civil Rights in our state was held at the First Unitarian Church of Providence. The mostly white, middle and upper middle class church members were interested in what they could do as a congregation to ally with and support this important movement. Much of what was presented was in line with the liberal values of those in attendance, but when speaker Marco McWilliams, director of Black Studies at Direct Action for Rights and Equality (DARE)...
  • East Side Black Lives Matter panel challenges comfort zones

    01/16/2016 11:21:58 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    RI Future ^ | January 16, 2016 | Steve Ahlquist
    A discussion of Black Lives Matter and the importance of this movement in terms of criminal justice reform, prison abolition and the next phase of Civil Rights in our state was held at the First Unitarian Church of Providence. The mostly white, middle and upper middle class church members were interested in what they could do as a congregation to ally with and support this important movement. Much of what was presented was in line with the liberal values of those in attendance, but when speaker Marco McWilliams, director of Black Studies at Direct Action for Rights and Equality (DARE)...
  • AL-Qaida Operative Nailed: Syrian Had Inside Knowledge of 9/11 and London Bombings

    08/24/2005 7:17:10 AM PDT · by jmc1969 · 15 replies · 1,901+ views
    Spiegel Online ^ | Holger Stark
    Two weeks ago, Turkish police arrested an Islamist with ties to many upper tier al-Qaida members. The man not only tried to get asylum in Germany, but claims to have known about the London bombings beforehand and to have helped the 9/11 pilots. The Turkish interrogators in Istanbul's high-security prison wanted to be polite; they wanted to show respect for Islam. They offered their prisoner, an Islamist named Luai Sakra, 31, a chance to pray during a pause in questioning. They'd done the same thing with earlier suspects. The move was supposed to establish trust. But this prisoner reacted a...
  • Black Lives Matter movement gains momentum in Chandler following church vandalism, theft

    11/25/2015 2:48:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    Arizona Daily Sun ^ | November 25, 2015 | Becca Smouse
    CHANDLER - A pastor was hoping to start a community conversation on racial equality when he and his predominantly white congregation installed a sign supporting the Black Lives Matter movement outside their Chandler church. Among the first people they heard from were vandals, who altered and then stole the sign. "(Congregation members) were sad, but not resigned," said the Rev. Andy Burnette of the Valley Unitarian Universalists. "To see that it's still controversial to say black lives matter saddened some of those folks." A "Black Lives Matter" banner was hung in early November with more than 100 signatures from members...
  • Hostile response online to Black Lives Matter worries Galloway church

    08/26/2015 6:26:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Press of Atlantic City ^ | August 26, 2015 | Donna Weaver
    GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — The reverend and congregation of a church that unveiled a “Black Lives Matter” banner on Pomona Road say they are fearful after a receiving a hostile response to the sign on social media. Rev. Cynthia Cain said comments on the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Jersey Shore’s Facebook page could be described as threats. Many of the comments on the page also state: “All Lives Matter.” “When we say ‘Black Lives Matter,’ they mistranslate it to ‘ONLY Black Lives Matter.’ Why? Are they afraid that people might start empathizing with people of color?” Cain asked. Police...
  • Abortionist Curtis Boyd says of abortion climate: “My God what has happened?”

    11/26/2014 8:35:32 PM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | Nov 26, 2014 | Lauren Enriquez
    Abortionist Curtis Boyd, who has been committing abortions since before they were legalized in 1973, was featured Friday by UK-based publication The Guardian in a piece on American abortionists. The tone of the piece is one of shock and dismay that America has grown more pro-life, rather than more accepting of the tenets of Roe v. Wade, since 1973. To drive this point home, the piece includes this startling infographic from the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute displaying the radical pro-life shift in opinion as evidenced by legislative restrictions on abortion. For The Guardian and for abortionists like Boyd America’s lack of...
  • Pro-Abortion “Christian” Pastors Distribute Condoms Outside Hobby Lobby to Protest SCOTUS Decision

    07/04/2014 9:51:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Pro-abortion pastors from different “Christian” denominations distributed condoms outside a Hobby Lobby store to protest this week’s Supreme Court decision giving it and other companies the ability to opt out of the Obamacare HHS mandate that compels them to pay for abortion-causing drugs for their employees. This comes after a NARAL board member suggested abortion activists have sex in Hobby Lobby stores as a protest. The Chicago Sun Times has more on what happened: hobbylobby27Christian clergy and activists from different faiths protested outside a Hobby Lobby on Route 59 Wednesday in protest of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that says...
  • Support for Israel Now Grounds For Expulsion at New York Unitarian Church

    06/05/2014 4:05:11 AM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | June 5, 2014 | Spyridon Mitsotakis
    Support for Israel Now Grounds For Expulsion at New York Unitarian ChurchPosted By Spyridon Mitsotakis On June 5, 2014 @ 12:31 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments The Unitarian-Universalist Community Church of New York, after 10 years of cooperation with and sponsoring events of the Maoist Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP), is now concerned that their tax-exempt status may be threatened, internal Church sources say. It comes at a time when persistent RCP presence on the Church has led to a polarizing climate.In the background is an escalating conflict between the RCP and an alliance of moderate leftists, Israel...
  • 'The Shack' mania heads to big screen (Oprah to play the part of God!)

    05/31/2014 5:27:24 PM PDT · by equalator · 18 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 5-31-2014 | Bob Unruh
    “It’s going to be interesting to see how people react to the movie – especially considering the fact that Winfrey is most likely playing the role of God. “‘The Shack’ goes to the heart of universal reconciliation, Christian universalism.” It created shock waves among many Christians not only for its theology but also for its portrayal of the Trinity as an elderly black woman, an Asian woman and a carpenter. Universalism is the belief that a God of love and goodness never would allow people to be separated from him forever, which means everyone ends up in heaven.
  • Tennessee Church Raises Money for University’s Sex Week

    03/25/2013 3:56:44 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    College Insurrection ^ | March 25, 2013 | Leslie Eastman
    One student recently decried the fact that universities are participating in the degradation of their students with the continued focus on sex.Now, it being reported that a church in now helping fund the sexual scholarship at one school: The University of Tennessee’s controversial and explicit sex week plans were in jeopardy after campus leaders recently announced they were pulling about $11,000 in funding for the event, so a church near the campus has decided to raise money for the cause.WATE reports: Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church is located just down the street from UT’s campus, and during their services Sunday...
  • Bradley Manning wants to run for public office, lawyer says

    12/05/2012 10:16:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | December 4, 2012 | Brian Bennett
    If he doesn't spend the rest of his life in prison, Pfc. Bradley Manning wants go to college and perhaps run for public office, his lawyer, David E. Coombs, told supporters of the former Army intelligence analyst. Manning is accused of illegally giving hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables and classified reports about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to the website WikiLeaks. He faces 22 criminal charges and could be sentenced to life in prison if convicted. "He's confident things will turn out OK for him," Coombs said Monday, standing in a wooden pulpit in the All Souls Church...
  • Lost And Found: Rare Paul Revere Print Rediscovered

    04/16/2012 4:32:00 PM PDT · by Theoria · 10 replies
    NPR ^ | 15 April 2012 | NPR
    The 237th anniversary of Paul Revere's famous midnight ride during the Revolutionary War falls on Wednesday. But long before Henry Wadsworth Longfellow made him famous, Revere was known as an engraver and a silversmith in Boston.Brown University announced this week that it had found a rare engraved print by Revere, one of only five in existence. The print was tucked inside an old medical book that had been donated by physician Solomon Drowne, a member of Brown University's class of 1773."It was an engraving, not a terribly large one," Richard Noble, Brown University's rare books cataloguer tells weekends on All...
  • Local church will not offer Ward Churchill a venue to speak

    05/20/2011 9:57:57 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 18 replies
    After an announcement earlier this week that fired University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill was being invited to town to speak over the Memorial Day weekend, the church where he was set to speak has retracted their invitation. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Grand Valley, in a statement on their website, cited many members of their congregation with relatives serving in military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan for the change. “The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Grand Valley will not be offering a venue to the Confluence Media Collective to bring Ward Churchill to speak on Memorial Weekend. While we...
  • U.S. church group briefly held in Cuba

    12/31/2009 7:38:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies · 522+ views
    cnn ^ | 12/31/09 | Mariano Castillo
    (CNN) -- The brief detention in Havana, Cuba, last week of a Portland, Oregon, church group comes on the heels of the detention of an American contractor and could indicate an increasingly chilly reception for some American visitors, according to the church travelers. The December 26 trip for 14 members of the First Unitarian Church of Portland is a reminder of the entrenched tensions between Cuba and the United States despite the Obama administration's loosening of previous restrictions.
  • Obama's Other Controversial Church (Complete Article)

    06/14/2009 12:06:36 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 11 replies · 1,605+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 14, 2009 | Andrew Walden
    June 14, 2009Obama's Other Controversial ChurchBy Andrew Walden "This is a guy (former Weatherman terror-bomber Bill Ayers) who lives in my neighborhood ... the notion that somehow as a consequence of me knowing somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago - when I was 8 years old - somehow reflects on me and my values doesn't make much sense." -- Barack Obama on the Campaign trail, 2008 As President Obama prepared to commemorate D-Day, the Associated Press dug up old details and photos to write a warm fuzzy story about the WW2 service record of Obama's maternal grandfather...
  • US Deserters given sanctuary at Obama's Other Controversial Church

    06/14/2009 11:47:44 AM PDT · by JohnKSmith · 5 replies · 658+ views
    Hawaii Free Press ^ | June 14, 2009 | Andrew Walden
    ...Had a reporter asked Obama: "So what were you doing during Bill Ayers' fugitive days?" An honest answer would be: "I was going to Sunday school at a church which had provided sanctuary to US military deserters." While John McCain was being tortured as a prisoner of war in Hanoi, First Unitarian Church of Honolulu -- at which the elementary-age Obama would later attend Sunday school after returning from Indonesia in 1970 or 71 -- was sheltering deserters and AWOLs recruited by ‘flirty fishing' coeds from a Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) group known as "The Resistance". The deserters'...
  • Obama's Other Controversial Church

    06/14/2009 2:51:36 AM PDT · by Scanian · 6 replies · 1,288+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | June 14, 2009 | Andrew Walden
    "This is a guy (former Weatherman terror-bomber Bill Ayers) who lives in my neighborhood ... the notion that somehow as a consequence of me knowing somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago - when I was 8 years old - somehow reflects on me and my values doesn't make much sense." -- Barack Obama on the Campaign trail, 2008 As President Obama prepared to commemorate D-Day, the Associated Press dug up old details and photos to write a warm fuzzy story about the WW2 service record of Obama's maternal grandfather and grand uncle. One could conclude that the...