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  • MS-13 Gang Beheaded Victim — Cut out His Heart, Say Maryland Police

    11/23/2017 4:58:19 AM PST · by davikkm · 51 replies
    breitbart ^ | BOB PRICE
    A gang of 10 MS-13 members brutally murdered a Maryland man by stabbing more than 100 times, beheading and dismembering him, and cutting out his heart, Maryland detectives say. The victim has yet to be positively identified and police are asking for help from the community. Court documents obtained by ABC 7 News in Washington, D.C., reveal the brutal details of the ambush and murder allegedly carried out by an informant and nine other MS-13 members. The attack is believed to have been carried out by the gang in early spring this year, officers write in the Statement of Charges....
  • Adam Baldwin CALLS OUT Wil Wheaton over ‘sack of [bleep’ hot take on Sutherland Springs

    11/06/2017 11:49:46 AM PST · by Objective Scrutator · 64 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | November 5, 2017 | Greg P.
    Twitchy regular Wil Wheaton could have one of the worst reactions to the Sutherland Springs attack we’ve seen. Here is the former Star Trek actor replying to Paul Ryan: Reports out of Texas are devastating. The people of Sutherland Springs need our prayers right now.— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) November 5, 2017 The murdered victims were in a church. If prayers did anything, they'd still be alive, you worthless sack of shit. https://t.co/iGHxPrYrLN— Wil Wheaton (@wilw) November 5, 2017 Twitchy favorite Adam Baldwin speaks for all of us right now, tweeting back at Wheaton “#DontBeADick”: #DontBeADick, @wilw. pic.twitter.com/4jBvL21sdn— Adam Baldwin (@AdamBaldwin)...
  • Franklin Graham: "Islam and Christianity Clearly Do Not Worship the Same God" [2 John 1]

    01/24/2016 1:06:10 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/24/2016 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D
    Muslims and Christians do not worship the same God, celebrated evangelist Franklin Graham said in response to the controversial claim by a faculty member at Wheaton College in Illinois. In a series of tweets late Saturday night, Graham, the son of evangelist Billy Graham, laid out his opposition to the recommendation of the college’s faculty council that the school drop its plans to terminate a professor who published her belief that Islam and Christianity worship the same God, which Graham said was "no minor issue." In December 2015, Larycia Hawkins, who teaches political science at Wheaton College, was put on...
  • Christian college's faculty opposes effort to fire professor for comparing Christianity to Islam

    01/22/2016 11:38:51 AM PST · by Faith Presses On · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/22/16
    The faculty council at an Illinois Christian college recommended Wednesday that the school end its effort to fire a professor who asserted while wearing a headscarf that Christians and Muslims worship the same God. Wheaton College Faculty Council chairman Lynn Cohick said in a letter to her colleagues that the council unanimously agreed the termination effort against associate political science professor Larycia Hawkins should "be withdrawn due to grave concerns about the process." Hawkins drew national attention when she began wearing a headscarf to show soldiarity with Muslims who had experienced what she called "vitriolic" rhetoric following the Paris and...
  • Wheaton is planning to fire professor who said Muslims and Christians worship the same God

    01/05/2016 6:35:01 PM PST · by amorphous · 61 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 5 Jan 2015 | Kirkland Ann
    Wheaton College, an evangelical college in Illinois, had placed associate professor of political science Larycia Hawkins on administrative leave after she made a controversial theological statement on Facebook that Muslims and Christians worship the same God. The school has now begun the process to fire her due to an "impasse," it said in a statement released on Tuesday. Hawkins, a tenured political science professor, posted on Facebook that she would wear a hijab during the Advent season in support of Muslims. "I stand in religious solidarity with Muslims because they, like me, a Christian, are people of the book,"...
  • Wheaton College Prof Wears Hijab for Advent to Show Solidarity With Muslims [Islam's Useful Idiots]

    12/21/2015 2:24:54 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 19 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/11/2015 | Samuel Smith
    A Wheaton College professor announced on Facebook Thursday night that she will be wearing a hijab (Muslim head scarf) throughout her celebration of the Advent as a way of showing solidarity with Muslims. Larycia Hawkins, a political science professor at the Wheaton, Illinois, evangelical higher education institution, explained on her Facebook page that she will be wearing a hijab to work, class, and church. She also vows to wear the hijab during her trip to Chicago and even when she goes on an airplane to return to her hometown for Christmas. "I don't love my Muslim neighbor because s/he is...
  • Christian college places professor who wore headscarf on leave

    12/17/2015 4:43:39 AM PST · by simpson96 · 32 replies
    FOX News ^ | 12/16/2015 | Staff, w/ contribution from AP
    An professor at an Illinois Christian college was placed on leave Tuesday after wearing a headscarf to show solidarity with Muslims.Larycia Hawkins, who is a Christian and an associate professor of political science at Wheaton College in suburban Chicago, said Wednesday that her actions were demonstrations of her own faith. Hawkins began wearing a hijab to counter what she called the "vitriolic" rhetoric against Muslims in recent weeks."In the spirit of Advent, my actions were motivated by a desire to live out my faith. Period," Hawkins said Wednesday at a news conference at a Chicago church. Advent is the season...
  • Evangelical College Defends Decision to Allow Homosexual Student Group on Campus

    06/02/2015 10:18:34 AM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 25 replies
    Christiannews.net ^ | 5/20/15 | Garrett Haley
    WHEATON, Ill. – A prominent evangelical college is defending its decision to allow the formation of homosexual student group on campus. Wheaton College is a private evangelical school located near Chicago. Established in 1860, the school enrolls approximately 3,000 students and operates under the motto “For Christ and His Kingdom.” (snip) The first group, “OneWheaton,” seeks to “affirm LGBTQ individuals and the relationships that are a natural expression of their identity,” according to the group’s website. Members of OneWheaton maintain that same-sex sexual attraction is to be celebrated. In a letter distributed across the Wheaton campus in 2011, the organization...
  • Fireworks at Supreme Court over emergency injunction applied against “accommodation”

    07/06/2014 7:41:39 AM PDT · by dervish · 34 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 7/4/14 | ED MORRISSEY
    Today, the Supreme Court granted Wheaton College an injunction pending appeal against enforcement of the contraception mandate, even though Wheaton was eligible for the accommodation HHS has provided for religious non-profits. Specifically the Court ordered: If the applicant informs the Secretary of Health and Human Services in writing that it is a non-profit organization that holds itself out as religious and has religious objections to providing coverage for contraceptive services, the respondents are enjoined from enforcing against the applicant the challenged provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and related regulations pending final disposition of appellate review. To...
  • Supreme Court: Wheaton College doesn’t have to sign doc giving employees ‘free’ abortifacients

    07/04/2014 9:59:21 PM PDT · by topher · 32 replies
    Lifesitenews.com ^ | Fri Jul 4, 2014 - 2:32 pm EST | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – ObamaCare's controversial HHS mandate suffered another setback on Thursday, as the Supreme Court voted to allow a Christian college to opt out of signing a form that would result in their insurance company providing employees with “free” birth control and abortifacients. Instead, says the high court, the coverage will kick in after they inform HHS of their religious objection. The 6-3 decision exempts Wheaton College from filing Form 700, which certifies its religious objection to providing abortifacient drugs to women, until the case has been fully adjudicated. In all likelihood, the matter will ultimately be decided by...
  • Mosque takes over former Wheaton church ( Illinois )

    12/05/2013 8:14:56 AM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 2, 2013 | Bob Goldsborough
    A mosque recently moved into a former church building on the northeast side of Wheaton, becoming what is believed to be the city's first Islamic institution. In late August, the Islamic Center of Wheaton bought and moved into the 26,193-square-foot former First Assembly of God Church at 900 E. Geneva Road, at the southwest corner of Geneva Road and President Street. Records show that, through a bank trust, the Islamic Center of Wheaton paid $3.15 million for the church and its 7.08-acre property. Mosque spokesman Abraham Antar said he and his fellow congregants are excited about their new home, which...
  • Princeton Review: List of the Top 20 party, sober schools in the US

    08/05/2013 1:12:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Princeton Review released its 2014 edition of "The Best 378 Colleges" book Monday, which includes the lists of the Top 20 party schools and the Top 20 sober schools. TOP 20 PARTY SCHOOLS
  • Christian Colleges [Wheaton, Belmont Abbey] Score Win: Court Orders Rewrite of Birth Control Mandate

    12/26/2012 5:53:40 AM PST · by rhema · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/19/12 | Napp Nazworth
    A federal appeals court on Tuesday sided with Wheaton College and Belmont Abbey College in a decision related to the ongoing court challenges to the Obama administration's birth control mandate. The court said it would hold the Obama administration to its promise to never implement the current birth control mandate and to create a new rule by August, as part of the court decision. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ordered Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to give it updates every 60 days, beginning in February, until a new rule is issued in August. The...
  • Obama’s HHS Gets a Slapdown in Federal Court

    12/19/2012 11:19:32 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 1 replies
    National Review Online ("The Corner") ^ | December 19, 2012 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    A federal D.C. circuit court ruled late Tuesday, just a few days after arguments, that not only can Wheaton College and Belmont Abbey stay in court, but what the Obama administration has said about fixing the religious-freedom problem they and other religiously affiliated non-profits have with the HHS abortion-drug, contraception, sterilization mandate must become real policy, and that the Department of Health and Human Services must report to the D.C. court every 60 days until they fix the problem. This is a huge step toward some restoration of religious liberty as we’ve known it. (This particular court command, of course,...
  • Evangelical heavyweight sues: Wheaton College files 24th lawsuit against HHS mandate

    07/18/2012 5:19:34 PM PDT · by rhema · 3 replies
    WORLD ^ | 7/18/12 | EMILY BELZ
    The most prominent evangelical college in the country joined a chorus of Catholic and Protestant institutions suing the federal government over the contraceptive mandate. Wheaton College filed a lawsuit Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, alleging that the Department of Health and Human Services had violated its religious freedom and free speech. “This insurance mandate is against our conscience and our Christian conviction,” said Philip Ryken, president of the school located in Wheaton, Ill. “We had no recourse but to file this suit.” The mandate “runs roughshod over Wheaton’s religious beliefs, and the beliefs of millions...
  • Study: Gays can change sexual orientation

    10/25/2011 6:07:26 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 99 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | Oct 25, 2011 | Michael Foust
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) -- A major seven-year study published in a mainstream journal is challenging the secular notion that gays and lesbians cannot change their sexual orientation. The longitudinal study followed 61 subjects for between six and seven years and found that 23 percent of them reported successful conversion to heterosexual orientation and function and another 30 percent reported stable behavioral chastity with a significant dis-identification with gay orientation. Twenty percent of the subjects had given up and embraced a gay identity. It is believed to be the first study of its kind -- that is, one that followed people...
  • Pennsylvania man accused of drugging rival husky at Wheaton dog show

    06/02/2011 11:10:29 PM PDT · by Jim 726 · 30 replies
    A Pennsylvania man charged with drugging a Siberian husky to give his girlfriend’s dog a better shot at winning a suburban kennel club show will go to trial to fight the charges. Ralph Ullum, 68, is accused of slipping the rival show dog two human drugs — Protonix and Benadryl — during an American Kennel Club show last December at the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton. But Ullam’s attorney said his client never gave Pixie the husky any pills — and never needed to because the show already had ended, with his girlfriend’s dog grabbing the best in show prize....
  • "Never Google Drunk"

    06/03/2010 8:46:24 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 8 replies · 481+ views
    AIA-FL Blog ^ | June 3, 2010 | Bethany Stotts
    “Never Google Drunk” Bethany Stotts, June 3, 2010 Commencement is usually a time when the speaker gives encouragement to the college graduates as they head off into the work force and pursue their life dreams. But NBC’s Today Show anchor Ann Curry, this year’s Wheaton College commencement speaker, gave mixed signals, making an embarrassing mistake during her speech. She mistakenly listed Billy Graham and other alumni from Wheaton College (Illinois) as graduates of the Norfolk, Mass.-based campus. In the embedded video from NBC’s Late Night show with Jimmy Fallon, Curry provided her explanation for the journalistic mixup: never Google drunk....
  • Ann Curry speaks at Wheaton College...but which one?

    05/24/2010 8:08:03 PM PDT · by curth · 12 replies · 437+ views
    The Names Blog ^ | May 24, 2010 04:34 PM | Posted by Mark Shanahan
    Where am I? The crowd at Saturday's Wheaton College commencement may have wondered that while listening to Ann Curry's speech to grads. The "Today" show anchor gave a shout-out to a few distinguished Wheaton alums, but there was one problem: They were alums of the other Wheaton College. Curry, a graduate of the University of Oregon, cited evangelist Billy Graham, horror director Wes Craven, and 9/11 hero Todd Beamer, who was a passenger on United Airlines flight 93. While it's true all three attended Wheaton, it was the Christian liberal arts college in Illinois, not the school in Norton where...
  • Billy Graham meets Bill Ayers

    02/27/2010 6:43:10 AM PST · by chicagolady · 22 replies · 890+ views
    Townhall ^ | February 26, 2010 | Sandy Rios
    There’s hardly an evangelical who doesn’t know about Wheaton College. Alma Mater of the Reverend Billy Graham, Wheaton boasts a student body of superior intellect and an education rivaling much of the Ivy League. Wheaton College graduates can boast of presidential speech writers and Speakers of the United States House of Representatives along with doctors and executives and professors and missionaries and pastors across the globe. But Wheaton is different. Founded by an anti-slavery father and son, Jonathan and Charles Blanchard, Wheaton was established as a chain in the Underground Railroad to help runaway slaves. Wheaton’s distinctive has always been...