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  • Saint Valentine beheaded - Feb 14, 278 A.D.

    02/15/2018 3:10:43 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 10 replies
    On February 14 around the year 278 A.D., Valentine, a holy priest in Rome in the days of Emperor Claudius II, was executed. Under the rule of Claudius the Cruel, Rome was involved in many unpopular and bloody campaigns. The emperor had to maintain a strong army, but was having a difficult time getting soldiers to join his military leagues. Claudius believed that Roman men were unwilling to join the army because of their strong attachment to their wives and families. To get rid of the problem, Claudius banned all marriages and engagements in Rome. Valentine, realizing the injustice of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Valentine, Priest and Martyr (Gueranger)

    02/13/2018 9:01:44 PM PST · by CMRosary
    Red Simple THE CHURCH HONORS, on this fourteenth day of February, the memory of the holy Priest Valentine, who suffered martyrdom towards the middle of the third century. The ravages of time have deprived us of the details of his life and sufferings; so that extremely little is known of our Saint. This is the reason of there being no Lessons of his Life in the Roman Liturgy. His name, however, has always been honored throughout the whole Church, and it is our duty to revere him as one of our protectors during the Season of Lent. He is...

    02/14/2017 8:55:01 PM PST · by Maudeen · 2 replies
    Self | 2/14/2017 | Self
  • Hating Valentine’s

    02/14/2017 9:48:05 AM PST · by detective · 25 replies
    Frontpage ^ | Jamie Glazov | February 14, 2017
    Today, February 14, is Valentine’s Day, the sacred day that intimate companions mark to celebrate their love and affection for one another. If you’re thinking about making a study of how couples celebrate this day, the Muslim world and the milieus of the radical Left are not the places you should be spending your time. Indeed, it’s pretty hard to outdo Islamists and “progressives” when it comes to the hatred of Valentine’s Day. And this hatred is precisely the territory on which the contemporary romance between the Left and Islamic Supremacism is formed. The train is never late: every year...
  • Weekly Cooking Thread - February 10, 2017

    02/10/2017 3:05:10 PM PST · by Yaelle · 161 replies
    Our Kitchens ^ | 02/10/17 | The Freeping Cooks
    Happy Weekend, Everyone! A little birdie in a kilt whispered to me that we should have a cooking for Valentine's Day theme this weekend, and that is a perfect idea. I love chocolate so let's get some tried and true old favorite recipes out, as well as some new challenges if you want. But don't stop at dessert! Lots of our true loves have savory desires on Valentine's Day. Steaks, beef stew, potatoes Anna or Baked with sour cream... what is going to delight your honey, family, or even just yourself this week? Me, I'm thinking of chocolate this week....
  • Satanic Temple Celebrates Valentine’s Day With “Hugs and Kisses for Satan” Fundraiser for Abortion

    02/10/2017 1:38:53 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Feb. 10, 2017 | Erin Parfet
    A Satanic Temple, a liberal anti-Christian group that self-proclaims to represent “compassion and empathy,” is offering hugs and kisses in exchange for donations that fund two pro-abortion lawsuits filed against the State of Missouri, the International Business Times reports. “You might want to present a person you approach with a Satanic Valentine’s card as means to courteously explain the event,” the Satanist group told the International Business Times about its efforts to recruit participants. Pledges are granted based on the number of hugs and kisses received by participants on Valentine’s Day, the Libertarian Republic reported. In the example cited in...
  • Vanity: Valentine's Day Gift for the Totally Whipped Man

    01/28/2017 5:40:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    eBay ^ | January 28, 2017 | Me
    Couple Matching T-shirt Soul Mate Heart Hand Set Valentine's Day Couple Shirts
  • Tim Tebow Hosts “Night to Shine” Valentine Proms for Thousands of Disabled Kids

    02/17/2016 7:57:12 PM PST · by kathsua · 20 replies
    Life News ^ | Feb 16, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Almost every week, it seems LifeNews discovers another story about parents aborting their unborn child because of a disability or abortion activists targeting unborn babies who have physical defects. These stories are disheartening, frightening even. But then there also are many stories of hope – families who choose life because they refuse to see their unborn child as less of a person, and celebrities who use their fame to celebrate other people’s lives rather than their own. Football star Tim Tebow is one of them. This Valentine’s Day, the pro-life sports star promoted a special event for people with special...
  • Teacher Confiscates Student’s Valentine’s Day Cards And You Can Probably Guess Why…

    02/14/2015 1:07:31 PM PST · by lowbridge · 22 replies ^ | february 13, 2015 | elly maye
    In Glenpool, Oklahoma, a mother is upset after her son’s teacher confiscated his Valentine’s Day cards. During the second grader’s class party, he participated in handing out candy and valentines to his classmates. The card he distributed said “Happy Valentine’s Day” on one side, but on the other side, there was information about church services at LifeChurch. After seeing that, the teacher snatched up each card and got rid of them. Shelley Sweeden, the student’s mother said, “It feels he’s been denied the right to express his love for his church and his faith.” FOX23 downloaded the school’s handbook and it...
  • Nothing Says 'I Love You' Like Death Panels

    02/13/2015 7:37:43 AM PST · by xzins · 8 replies
    CNS ^ | February 13, 2015 | Jen Kuznicki
    Nancy Pelosi got herself to a microphone this week and reminded the good people of America that time is running out to sign up for Obamacare. "As a nice Valentine day," the Minority Leader offered, "you can take your loved one to sign up for the Affordable Care Act." At first I thought the sentence didn't make sense grammatically. It should be, "As a nice Valentine's Day gift," or “For a nice Valentine's Day gift," but then I thought, it really will take you all day, in a quasi-romantic huddle, close together in front of a computer monitor, as you...
  • Candy company creates Chocolates for Choice for abortion giant Planned Parenthood

    01/12/2015 2:46:28 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | January 12, 2015 | saynsumthn.
    As Valentine’s Day approaches love birds in the St Louis region will be looking for fine chocolates to send their partners. But, if they are pro-life they may want to avoid Kakao Chocolates. According to posts placed on the Facebook page of Planned Parenthood of the St Louis Region, Kakao Chocolate created “Chocolates for Choice” to help fund abortion giant Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood’s December 2nd post reads, “Send a gift of Kakao chocolates to yourself or a loved one and proceeds will go to Planned Parenthood in St. Louis. Kakao packages are available in three sizes, and start with...
  • Immigration Focus of Live Capitol Hill Media Marathon

    04/09/2014 4:21:33 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    Digital Journal ^ | PR Newswire
    Hold Their Feet to the Fire 2014, an annual radio row organized by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) may be one of this year's best indicators for the future of immigration reform. The event occurs on April 9 and 10 at the Phoenix Park Hotel on Capitol Hill and features the largest gathering ever of talk radio hosts assembled on a single issue.
  • The War is on Manly Virtue

    02/14/2014 9:01:39 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 4 replies
    Intellectual Takeout ^ | 2-14-14 | Devin C. Foley
    One year ago today, Intellectual Takeout had one of its most illuminating Facebook posts and corresponding reactions. Ever. Being Valentine’s Day, we decided to share definitions of the “four loves” from C.S. Lewis’ book of the same name. The first love we shared was Affection, which is best exemplified in the love of parents for offspring and offspring for parents. It got lots of likes, though more from females. All in all, predictable. The second love we shared was Friendship. Here’s what we wrote in our Facebook post: And the second love? Friendship. “When either Affection or Eros is one’s...
  • Happy Valentine's Day, Comrade!

    02/14/2014 8:11:33 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 2 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 14 February 2013 | Reaganite Republican
  • Man carried gun, machete, Valentine's Day card as he stalked Emmaus woman, police say

    02/08/2013 1:00:56 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 36 replies
    lehighvalleylive ^ | 02/07/2013 | By Precious Petty
    A Montgomery County man accused of stalking his estranged wife was wearing body armor and carrying weapons Monday when Emmaus police pulled him over as he was following her to work, court records say. Flint Andrew Staton had a loaded .40 caliber handgun, a stun baton, a machete, a variety of knives, a baseball bat, brass knuckles and other weapons in his vehicle at the time of his arrest, records said. Officers found 39 "pieces of paper depicting various forms of violence and killing," a Valentine's Day card bearing the message "A Promise for My Wife," handcuffs, a black, stiletto-heeled...
  • Best Valentine gift idea for HIM .....

    02/01/2013 12:08:36 PM PST · by Lizavetta · 45 replies
    February 1, 2013 | lizavetta
    Valentine's Day is coming up and I'd love to get Freepers' opinions of the best gift idea they've ever heard of for a man .... something that will completely melt him like butter and make him feel like a million bucks. I know there are plenty of creative and imaginative people on this forum so please help me here .....
  • Video: Obama advises guys to “go big” on Valentine’s Day

    02/14/2012 2:43:23 PM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 14, 2012 | Tina Korbe
    Forget complicated theories about Kenyan anti-colonialism, Wilsonian progressivism or Wright-style liberation theology: This is the key to understanding Obama. He must have learned early in life that some girls love a big spender — and decided to become one. And I mean really become one: Under his administration, deficit spending per person is $17,000. Whoever gave him the advice to “go big” just forgot to tell him girls don’t like it when you borrow their money to spend on them — or, worse, on other girls – and then leave them with the debt you racked up. That’s just what...
  • Walker Walkers (WI)

    02/14/2012 9:31:29 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2-14-12 | GAry Ellerman
    Walker Walkers of Lake MillsA Valentine for Gov. Walker.
  • Some deep thoughts as Valentine’s Day approaches

    02/12/2012 6:25:02 PM PST · by girlangler · 21 replies ^ | 2/10/12 | Sam Cook
    It’s so difficult to know what to give her. Every Valentine’s Day, I struggle with the decision. She knows I love her. That is not a question. I tell her how much she means to me nearly every day. But on Valentine’s Day, she deserves something special, something tangible that conveys the depths of my feelings for her. I often ask other guys for suggestions, but none of their ideas seem to be what I’m looking for. I’ll tell you what she likes. She likes it best when we just go for a long walk together. Just the other evening,...
  • Muslims Told Valentine’s Day Can Invoke Wrath of God ("Allah")

    02/10/2012 7:41:53 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies
    The Malayasian Insider ^ | February 10, 2012 | The Malayasian Insider
    Muslims told Valentine’s Day can invoke wrath of God KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 10 — An invitation “to be my Valentine” on February 14 is against Islamic beliefs and would incur the wrath of Allah, Muslims were told today in the official Friday sermon prepared by the federal government. The sermon warned Muslims against celebrating Valentine’s Day, which the federal Islamic authorities claimed was in breach of the tenets of their religion. In the text of a sermon provided by the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) titled “Awas jerat Valentine” (Beware Valentine’s trap), Muslims were told that asking someone to...