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  • Trump administration plans crackdown on recreational marijuana

    02/23/2017 5:00:00 PM PST · by Mariner · 93 replies
    McClatchy DC via Sacramento Bee ^ | February 23rd, 2017 | By Anita Kumar and Rob Hotakainen
    WASHINGTON President Donald Trump’s administration said on Thursday for the first time that it will crack down on marijuana sales in states that have approved recreational pot use. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the Department of Justice will pursue enforcement of federal law against recreational use, but not medical use. The statement marked a major break with the Obama administration’s hands-off approach to the growing marijuana legalization movement. “I do believe that you’ll see greater enforcement,” Spicer told reporters at his daily briefing. “Because again there’s a big difference between the medical use … that’s very different than...
  • Latest Men’s Fashion at New York Fashion Week

    02/08/2017 4:03:36 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 89 replies
    Featured below is 2017 / 2018 men’s fashion collection by Palomo Spain.
  • What would Jesus drink? Experts guess what wine was like in ancient times and what modern ones ...

    04/02/2015 2:21:42 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 172 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | April 2, 2015 | Anne Valdespino
    Full title: What would Jesus drink? Experts guess what wine was like in ancient times and what modern ones are similar Christ was a vintner. And if you heed the Scriptures, quite a good one, according to the maitre d' at the wedding in Cana. "... the headwaiter called the bridegroom and said to him, 'Everyone serves good wine first, and then when people have drunk freely, an inferior one; but you have kept the good wine until now.'" (John 2:9-10). In ancient times, wine was precious and revered, mentioned more than 140 times in the Bible. As Easter and...
  • Pope Francis to Build Showers for Homeless in St. Peter’s Square

    11/15/2014 8:58:31 AM PST · by RnMomof7 · 20 replies
    In his latest bid to ease the suffering of the poor — and upend the expectations of the papacy — Pope Francis plans to build showers for the homeless under the sweeping white colonnade of St. Peter’s Square. A homeless man sits close to where the showers are going to be built in St. Peter’s square. Photo via Josephine McKenna/RNS Related Reading VIDEO: Our Neighbors in the Pews by The Editors Left Behind by John A. Zukowski Compassion in the Stacks by Brittany Shoot Forty Shades of Green by Sean McDonagh The Rich Get Richer by Julie Polter Three showers...
  • Jesus Would Support Universal Healthcare, Say Most Americans

    07/16/2014 8:57:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/16/2014 | Morgan Lee
    A recent poll suggests that a majority of Americans believe Jesus would have backed universal healthcare. According to a YouGov survey released earlier in July, 55 percent of respondents believe that Christ would have endorsed the issue. Despite this majority, a slight minority of American Protestants believed that the Jesus they knew would have supported universal healthcare. Only 48 percent of Protestants suggested this, in contrast to the 57 percent of Catholics who argued that their religion's founder would have backed it. Aside from Jesus, 46 percent of Protestants and 55 percent of Catholics themselves backed the policy. In addition...
  • Guess Who Owns Trademark for ‘What Would Jesus Do?’ Go Ahead, Guess.

    07/03/2014 12:50:27 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 6 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 3 2014 | Josh Feldman
    Who owns the trademark for “What Would Jesus Do?” Is it a well-known evangelist like Pat Robertson? Is it, perhaps, the producers of that hit miniseries on the Bible? Or is it some religious political organization using it as a slogan to push some sort of agenda? Nope. It’s this guy. Yep, Tyler Perry. Perry obtained the trademark after taking it from Kimberly Kearney (also known as Poprah) after she wasn’t really using it that much.According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kearney filed for the trademark for some reality TV show she was working on, but the show never really went...
  • Elton John: Jesus Would Approve of Same-Sex Marriage

    06/29/2014 4:51:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 118 replies
    Time ^ | 6/29
    Pop star Elton John called the Pope “wonderful” and said that Jesus would approve of marriage equality in an interview Sunday, the same weekend gay pride events occurred all over the world.Pop star Elton John called the Pope “wonderful” and said that Jesus would approve of marriage equality in an interview Sunday, the same weekend gay pride events occurred all over the world. Although Pope Francis does not support same-sex marriage, John praised the Pope’s attitude toward LGBT people as a sign of progress in an interview with Sky News, the AFP reports.
  • Jesus Christ Did Not Believe In Tolerance & Peace, But The Punishment Of Evil Doers & Evil People

    06/18/2014 11:58:15 AM PDT · by lilyramone · 62 replies ^ | June 14, 2014 | Theodore Shoebat
    Jesus Christ did not believe in tolerance and peace, but the punishment of evil doers and evil people. I never accepted the modern perception of Christianity, as a sort of peace loving religion. Christ Himself said: Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. –Matthew 10:34 Christ is “The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.” (Psalm 24:8) The Divine Law strikes, and the heretics scatter, like wolves without a head. Now is the hour of darkness, now is the hour of the savages and their...
  • VANITY - I hear people talking about the Bible says, "not to judge" - what say you?

    04/20/2014 12:15:02 PM PDT · by stockpirate · 104 replies
    Did I say this is a vanity? | 4/20/2014 | STOCKPIRATE - vanity
    I am hearing a lot of people say that the Bible teaches that we are not to judge someone over any issue, they say "God will judge".... I don't think the Bible teaches it the they are saying and they also say that this is what their preacher teaches.... I'd like to hear from my fellow freepers on this... Have a blessed Easter...
  • Would Jesus bake cakes for gay weddings?

    03/04/2014 9:08:24 AM PST · by Morgana · 55 replies
    life site news ^ | John Stonestreet
    March 3, 2014 ( - The call for tolerating same-sex marriage has become a demand for compliance. Cases like Masterpiece Cake Shop in Colorado and Elane Huguenin’s New Mexico photography business have shown us that “tolerance” ends exactly where the right to say “no” begins. And so people, businesses, and non-profits are forced to choose between their livelihoods and their convictions. Some fellow Christians are giving this new state of affairs a thumbs-up, including Kirsten Powers, whose fearless stand against abortion I admire, and Skye Jethani, a friend I respect greatly. They argue that Christians who won’t participate in gay...
  • Would Jesus Reject 'Amnesty' for Illegals?

    10/29/2013 5:59:08 PM PDT · by Moseley · 24 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | October 29, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    Giving ‘amnesty’ to illegal immigrants depends upon manipulating gullible voters and elected officials. A major component of the amnesty propaganda campaign is trying to convince churches and Christians that they have to support citizenship for 11 to 20 million people breaking the law in our nation because of their Christian beliefs. Enlisting Church denominations – even those who normally vote conservative – is essential to the amnesty effort. But “Go and sin no more,” was one of Jesus Christ’s most frequent commands. Christian forgiveness never means keeping what you stole. Note the example of Zaccheus, who cries out in Luke...
  • North Carolina is first state to cut welfare amid federal shutdown

    10/15/2013 6:48:49 PM PDT · by ironwill · 70 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10-15-13 | Marti Maguire
    EXCERPT:North Carolina has become the first state to cut off welfare benefits to poor residents in the wake of the partial federal government shutdown, ordering a halt to processing November applications until a deal is reached to end the federal standstill.
  • What would Jesus drive?

    07/06/2013 6:25:34 PM PDT · by boatbums · 162 replies
    Pope Francis said on Saturday it pained him to see priests driving flashy cars, and told them to pick something more "humble". As part of his drive to make the Catholic Church more austere and focus on the poor, Francis told young and trainee priests and nuns from around the world that having the latest smartphone or fashion accessory was not the route to happiness. "It hurts me when I see a priest or a nun with the latest model car, you can't do this," he said. "A car is necessary to do a lot of work, but please, choose...
  • CNN Belief Column: Jesus would support Palestinian statehood bid

    09/25/2011 8:06:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    CNN Belief ^ | 09/25/2011 | Carl Medearis
    This week at the United Nations, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has promised to ask for recognition of a Palestinian state. If he does, the United States will veto. Why? Largely because of something we'll call Christian Zionism, an American theological movement that preaches a Christian obligation to help Jews reclaim the biblical Promised Land. I travel constantly, speaking about the Middle East to evangelical Christians across America and Europe. I lived in Lebanon for 12 years and churches invite me to talk about how to love their Muslim neighbors. Often before I get invited to speak at churches and Christian...
  • Charlie Rangel on debt: What would Jesus do? Huckabee: "Well, for starters, he’d pay his taxes"

    07/10/2011 5:55:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/09/2011 | Allahpundit
    To cleanse the palate, via Mediaite, an easy joke but a gratifying one.We’ve actually reached the point of class warfare in American politics where Rangel’s pander isn’t even the dumbest one this week. CLICK ABOVE LINK TO WATCH THE VIDEO
  • Paula White Breaks Silence on Probes, Divorce, Benny Hinn [Evangelical/Protestant Caucus]

    05/12/2011 7:46:54 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 76 replies
    Christian Post ^ | April 1, 2011 | Lillian Kwon
    Pastor Paula White broke her silence Thursday night, addressing all the scandals that she has been associated with since her divorce in 2007. "We’re letting our hair down," White told thousands at the 2011 Pastors and Leadership Conference in Orlando, Fla. "I'm not here to look cute ... I came to let the devil know ... I'm stronger than I've ever been." Though the two-hour message began with shouts of encouragement and notes of affirmation for the participating leaders who may be facing challenges or opposition, by the end of the night it was apparent that the popular charismatic pastor...
  • What would Jesus do about illegal immigration? (Religious leaders & lawmakers trade Scripture)

    07/14/2010 2:42:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies
    McClatchy on Yahoo ^ | 7/14/10 | William Douglas
    WASHINGTON — Religious leaders and lawmakers traded Scripture passages Wednesday at a congressional hearing on whether there's an ethical imperative to overhaul the nation's immigration laws. Arguing for a comprehensive immigration package with a guest-worker program, Richard Land , the president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission , quoted from Matthew, Leviticus and Micah in pressing for action on the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants currently living in the U.S.
  • Passions over 'prosperity gospel': Was Jesus wealthy? (*BARF ALERT*)

    12/26/2009 6:09:29 AM PST · by markomalley · 229 replies · 2,486+ views
    CNN ^ | 12/25/2009 | John Blake
    Each Christmas, Christians tell stories about the poor baby Jesus born in a lowly manger because there was no room in the inn. But the Rev. C. Thomas Anderson, senior pastor of the Living Word Bible Church in Mesa, Arizona, preaches a version of the Christmas story that says baby Jesus wasn't so poor after all. Anderson says Jesus couldn't have been poor because he received lucrative gifts -- gold, frankincense and myrrh -- at birth. Jesus had to be wealthy because the Roman soldiers who crucified him gambled for his expensive undergarments. Even Jesus' parents, Mary and Joseph, lived...
  • Nation Digest: First family's Christmas Day began with trip to the gym

    12/26/2009 4:31:15 PM PST · by NoRedTape · 76 replies · 3,139+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Dec. 26, 2009 | Anne E. Kornblut
    "President Obama and his family celebrated Christmas in Hawaii on Friday, but with their own twists. The president and his wife, Michelle, started their day at 6:40 a.m. by going to the gym -- a feat unimaginable to most parents of young children eager to open presents on Christmas morning -- and returned more than an hour later. The first couple did not swap presents, aides said. And the Obamas did not attend church services, instead spending the day at the oceanfront home they are renting in Kailua, on the island of Oahu......."
  • Is Michael Moore a Jesus Freak?

    10/12/2009 9:29:34 AM PDT · by Ed Hudgins · 58 replies · 1,381+ views
    The Atlas Society - The Center for Objectivism ^ | October 12, 2009 | Edward Hudgins
    It’s no secret that Michael Moore hates economic liberty; the theme of his movie Capitalism: A Love Story is that the free market is evil. But unlike most on the extreme left, Moore attempts to justify his views based on his Christian Catholic religion. Moore asks, “Would Jesus be a capitalist?” He answers that capitalism “is opposite everything that Jesus ... taught” and that all religions are clear about one thing: “It is evil to take the majority of the pie and leave what’s left for everyone to fight over.” (Sadly, he’s ignoring the fact that wealth isn’t a static...