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  • Director of YWAM in Brazil attacks Christian activism against homosexual “marriage”

    08/12/2009 8:29:58 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 4 replies · 597+ views
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Director of YWAM in Brazil attacks Christian activism against the anti-“homophobia” bills and homosexual “marriage” Bráulia Ribeiro accuses Christian mobilization against gay agenda as “hate and prejudice crusade” By Julio SeveroThe year is 1932. Evangelical churches, highly moralist, were marked by holiness in their behavior and a major concern for an ethical and impeccable testimony. There was also a real interest in the purity of the Gospel and in sacrifices for its spread to a lost world.To transform such interest into action is more than fair. Since the Gospel offers hope to the sinner, decades before the first anti-“homophobia” bills,...
  • Colorado church shootings of 2007 not classified as hate crimes

    12/06/2008 12:27:48 PM PST · by GonzoII · 20 replies · 793+ views
    CatholicNewsAgency ^ | Colorado Springs, Dec 6, 2008
    The FBI’s 2007 Hate Crimes Statistics list 3,870 race-based hate crimes, 1,400 religion-based, 1,265 crimes based on sexual orientation and 1,007 based on ethnicity or national origin. Broken down by anti-religious bias, 969 reported crimes were anti-Jewish, 130 were anti-Other religion, 115 were anti-Muslim, 61 were anti-Catholic, and 57 were anti-Protestant.
  • God and Glocks: Why Churches Should Not be Gun Free Zones

    12/21/2007 9:29:32 PM PST · by neverdem · 25 replies · 180+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2007 | Doug Giles
    Seems like the whiny babies among us have decided to lethally arm themselves and take out their post-pubescent “nobody likes me” rage on innocent people in schools, shopping malls and now . . . churches. Yes, in the last ten days we have seen Napoleon Dynamite look alike Robert Hawkins kill eight innocent people at a mall in Omaha and then blow his own head off. Here’s an aside . . . Why can’t these warped records start with killing themselves? I think I speak for all Americans when I say, hey psychopathic mass-murdering jackass who intends to kill others...
  • Guns and Sunday School

    12/12/2007 7:02:04 PM PST · by rhema · 29 replies · 468+ views
    Human Events ^ | 12/11/2007 | Jessica Peck Corry
    Sometimes, even decent people need to shoot to kill, especially in defense of themselves or others. After a pair of shooting rampages in Colorado left five people dead this weekend, we must realize how much worse this could have been had a church security guard not been there to shoot back. Like many Americans who came to age in the suburbs and leafy college towns, my exposure to gun violence was almost exclusively to newspaper reports of random attacks in distant places. But one awful day, as a 19-year old aspiring journalist, I grabbed a pad of paper and a...
  • Colorado (Church) Gunman Posted Anti-Christian Manifesto: report

    12/12/2007 10:18:51 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 64 replies · 687+ views
    Google NEws ^ | 12-12-07 | Google News/AFP
    DENVER, Colorado (AFP) — The gunman responsible for shootings at two religious centers in Colorado warned of his plans for the rampage in anti-Christian rants posted on the Internet, it was reported Tuesday. Matthew Murray, who shot dead four people in separate attacks on a missionary training center and mega-church on Sunday, published more than a dozen writings online prior to his shooting spree, KUSA TV reported in Denver. "You Christians brought this on yourselves," Murray reportedly wrote on a Web site for people who have left Pentecostal and fundamentalist religious organizations, shortly before the second of his two attacks....
  • Reports: Colorado gunman posted anti-Christian writings

    12/11/2007 9:04:22 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 117 replies · 134+ views
    CNN ^ | 12/11/2007 | CNN
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (CNN) -- Matthew Murray wrote on an Internet message board of how he hated Christians between attacks on a mission center and church on Sunday, according to Denver-area media reports. "You Christians brought this on yourselves," Murray wrote at 11:03 a.m. on Sunday, CNN affiliate KUSA reported on its Web site. "I'm coming for EVERYONE soon and I WILL be armed to the @#%$ teeth and I WILL shoot to kill. ...God, I can't wait till I can kill you people. Feel no remorse, no sense of shame, I don't care if I live or die in...
  • Colorado gunman scared co-workers 5 years ago, one says

    12/10/2007 7:29:48 PM PST · by familyop · 87 replies · 263+ views
    CNN ^ | 10DEC07 | CNN
    Matthew Murray was kicked out of a missionary training program five years ago for strange behavior...Murray performed a pair of dark rock songs at a concert at the mission that made fellow workers "pretty scared,"...which included a song by rock band Linkin Park...Werner, of Balneario Camborius, Brazil, said he had a bunk near Murray's and that Murray would roll around in bed and make noises. "He would say, 'Don't worry, I'm just talking to the voices,' " Werner said. "He'd say, 'Don't worry, Richard. You're a nice guy. The voices like you.' "
  • Attacks may be linked

    12/10/2007 12:25:35 AM PST · by AZLiberty · 43 replies · 252+ views
    Denver Post ^ | December 10, 2007 | Allison Sherry
    Arvada police said Sunday they have "reason to believe" that deadly attacks at two religious institutions 70 miles apart that left four dead and six injured are probably linked. Arvada Police Chief Don Wick said his agency sent officers to share notes with Colorado Springs police. And late Sunday, authorities from both agencies were searching a home in southeastern Arapahoe County they say could be related to the case. "We have reason to believe that the two may be related," Wick said at a news briefing. Two people were fatally shot at a housing complex for missionaries in training at...
  • Police Name Shooter [gunman at New Life Church in Colorado identified]

    12/10/2007 11:52:02 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 38 replies · 298+ views
    MyFox Colorado ^ | 12/10/2007
    COLORADO SPRINGS - The two people killed in a shooting spree at a busy megachurch were identified Monday as teenage sisters, police and church officials said. "Our hearts are grieving this morning for them," said Brady Boyd, senior pastor at New Life Church. Colorado Springs Police identified the gunman as 24-year-old Matthew J. Murray of Englewood, who was shot and killed by a member of the church's armed security staff. Boyd said the gunman had no connection to the church and called it a "senseless random attack." He said the security guard was a volunteer but he did not release...
  • Church killer was failed missionary [New Life / YWAM shootings in Colorado]

    12/10/2007 4:37:11 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 11 replies · 338+ views
    Times Online ^ | 12/10/2007
    COLORADO SPRINGS A gunman believed to have killed four people at a Colorado church and a missionary training school on Sunday had been thrown out of the school three years ago and had been sending hate mail to the programme and its director, police said last night. Matthew Murray, 24, who was home-schooled and raised in what a friend said was a deeply religious Christian household, was identified as the gunman. His father is a neurologist and a multiple-sclerosis researcher. Five people — including a gunman — were killed, and five others wounded in the two eruptions of violence 12...
  • Colorado police look for links in church killings

    12/10/2007 7:12:18 AM PST · by jan in Colorado · 182 replies · 200+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/10/2007 | Keith Coffman
    Police in Colorado on Monday were looking into possible links between shootings at a Christian evangelical church and a missionary training center over the weekend that left four victims and a gunman dead. A man dressed in black, wearing combat boots and holding an assault rifle and at least one handgun, opened fire in the parking lot of the vast evangelical New Life church in Colorado Springs after Sunday services, killing one person on the spot and wounding others. A second person died later, police said. A security guard shot and killed the gunman, Colorado Springs Police Chief Richard Myers...
  • 2 dead, 2 hurt in Colo. Christian dorm shooting

    12/09/2007 8:31:07 AM PST · by Nachum · 85 replies · 117+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 12-9-2007 | Associated Press
    ARVADA, Colo. - Two youths shot in a dormitory at a training center for Christian missionaries Sunday have died, police said. A gunman walked into the dormitory in this Denver suburb early Sunday and opened fire, striking at least four people, police said. The condition of the others was not immediately clear. The gunman was still at large Sunday morning.
  • Gunman wounds 4 in missionary center

    12/09/2007 5:27:53 AM PST · by mrhansen · 67 replies · 475+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 9 December 2007 | Associated Press
    DENVER - A gunman walked into a training center for young Christian missionaries in a Denver suburb early Sunday and opened fire, wounding at least four people. ADVERTISEMENT The shooting happened at about 12:30 a.m. on Sunday at the Youth With a Mission center, Arvada Police spokeswoman Susan Medina said. The extent of the injuries was not clear, and the gunman was still at large Sunday morning. According to its Web site, Youth With a Mission has about 1,000 locations worldwide and trains people to become missionaries. About 50 people were inside the Arvada site when the gunman opened fire.
  • Who is David Cunningham

    09/10/2006 9:00:27 AM PDT · by ShandaLear · 12 replies · 481+ views
    From email ^ | 9/10/2006 | Me
    I thought many of you would find this interesting. I just received an email from a friend regarding the Path to 9-11. "I would like to urge you to watch a movie coming up on ABC television, which was directed by a friend, David Cummingham. David is the son of YWAM founder, Loren Cunningham. The movie, "The Path to 9/11", will be airing on the 5th anniversary of 9/11 on ABC. There are links at the end of David's note below that will allow you to see clips from the movie. The movie looks awesome! If you are challenged by...
  • YWAM and The New Wave

    11/26/2004 10:09:12 PM PST · by Fijifour · 8 replies · 1,949+ views
    Still Hanging on!
    I was in Maui at YWAM in 1988 and 1989, as was my husband, and both of us were under the leadership of the Bauers and Mark Okazaki. We found them to be loving, mature and compassionate in their leadership styles. Cindy certainly did not mollycoddle the staff and students, but I never witnessed any manipulation or abuse. Cindy and Tom were loving and loyal and truly wanted to meet the needs of the students. I was considered “least likely to succeed,” in the DTS and to be honest, considered a bit of a rebel. However, every concern I brought...
  • Is YWAM A Cult? Is YWAM Guilty of Spiritual Abuse?

    04/15/2002 4:44:00 PM PDT · by Saundra Duffy · 84 replies · 1,602+ views
    Apologetics Index ^ | January 4, 1994 | Ex YWAMer
    Youth With A Mission (YWAM) - aka University of the Nations - is an international non denominational Christian missionary ministry founded by Loren Cunningham back in the 60's during the "Jesus Movement". I have just finished reading articles from the above website (Apologetics Index). Here's a sample: A Healing Letter to a Y.W.A.M. Friend "A Healing Letter to a Y.W.A.M. Friend"--the following letter was written one an a half years after my daughter, Jennifer, returned from a one year term at the Youth With A Mission's base in Guyana, So. America. As you read this letter, written to her best...