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  • Atlanta Reaches $1.2M Settlement With Ex-Fire Chief Fired Over Christian Views on Sex, Marriage

    10/18/2018 12:05:13 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 15 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | Oct 16, 2018 | By BRANDON SHOWALTER
    On January 9, 2015, I wrote an article titled, "The Mayor of Atlanta Declares War on Religious Freedom." Now, more than three-and-a-half years later, sanity has prevailed and religious freedoms have been preserved. Atlanta must pay up. The case involved Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran, a man who had served the city of Atlanta for more than 30 years, working with distinction and without blemish. But when he self-published a 160 page book for use in his home church, gay activists rose up against him, demanding that he be fired. What was his crime? On his own time and on his...
  • Teachers Who Pray

    10/17/2018 8:09:02 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 12, 2018 | Malcolm A. Kline
    There is actually an organized group by that name, and they are mostly in public schools. "I have well over a thousand teachers engaging with the Teachers Who Pray network," Marilyn Rhames, the founder of that network told Rick Hess of the American Enterprise Insitute (AEI). "We have 131 school-based chapters, averaging about eight teachers per chapter in district, charter, private, and religious schools." "Most of our teachers work in traditional public schools, though you can say that we are 'agnostic' as to the types of schools we serve." Rhames had her own epiphany on 9/11 when she was working...
  • Beto O’Rourke May Benefit From an Unlikely Support Group: White Evangelical Women

    10/10/2018 11:47:26 AM PDT · by Morgana · 61 replies
    NY Times ^ | October 10, 2018 | Elizabeth Dias
    DALLAS — After church on a recent Sunday, Emily Mooney smiled as she told her girlfriends about her public act of rebellion. She had slapped a “Beto for Senate’’ sticker on her S.U.V. and driven it to her family’s evangelical church. But then, across the parking lot, deep in conservative, Bible-belt Texas, she spotted a sign of support: the same exact sticker endorsing Beto O’Rourke, the Democrat who is challenging Senator Ted Cruz. “I was like, who is it?” she exclaimed. “Who in this church is doing this?” Listening to Ms. Mooney’s story, the four other evangelical moms standing around...
  • Pray Like Never Before and then Get Up and Vote

    10/09/2018 8:13:00 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/09/18 | Rev. Michael Bresciani
    Christ said we should give to Caesar (civil government) the things that are Caesar’s. At the least, voting is what we should do to fulfill this admonition. Let’s vote! The former head of the Southern Baptist Convention and prolific gospel preaching pastor, Adrian Rogers had a simple but profound viewpoint on the importance of the Christian to get out and vote. “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.” (Ro 13: 1)
  • Google Lead Designer Attacks GOP, Conservatives, Christians Over Kavanaugh Vote

    10/09/2018 7:16:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 10/09/2018 | Benjamin Arie
    Does big tech have a political bias problem? Companies like Facebook and Google have sworn up and down that they’re apolitical … but a growing amount of evidence is raising hard questions about the corporate culture within these brands. On Saturday, one of Google’s top people single-handedly brought those questions to the surface again. After Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed as the next Supreme Court justice, the tech company’s design lead went on a hateful rant on Twitter. “You are finished, @GOP,” posted Dave Hogue, whose bio states that he holds a design lead position at Google. “You polished the final...
  • Us white male Christians need to step back and give others room to lead: OPINION

    10/02/2018 6:12:54 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 74 replies
    ABC ^ | 9/30/2018
    In the great span of world history, nearly all change and progress has come from an under-served and out-of-power group pushing, prodding, and pounding on those who hold power to expand it to include a wider and more diverse population. Unfortunately, nearly every time, those in power don’t have the foresight or humility to expand the circles without this external threat. As a white male Christian in America, I am part of a dwindling subset that has held the levers of power politically and economically in nearly every field for the entire history of the United States. And though my...
  • Us white male Christians need to step back and give others room to lead: OPINION

    10/01/2018 3:30:28 PM PDT · by C19fan · 104 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 30, 2018 | Matthew Dowd
    n the great span of world history, nearly all change and progress has come from an under-served and out-of-power group pushing, prodding, and pounding on those who hold power to expand it to include a wider and more diverse population. Unfortunately, nearly every time, those in power don’t have the foresight or humility to expand the circles without this external threat. As a white male Christian in America, I am part of a dwindling subset that has held the levers of power politically and economically in nearly every field for the entire history of the United States. And though my...
  • How Do Christians Fit Into The Two-Party System? They Don’t

    10/01/2018 9:11:48 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 43 replies
    New York Times ^ | 9-29-18 | Tim Keller
    What should the role of Christians in politics be? More people than ever are asking that question. Christians cannot pretend they can transcend politics and simply “preach the Gospel.” Those who avoid all political discussions and engagement are essentially casting a vote for the social status quo. (Skip) Nevertheless, while believers can register under a party affiliation and be active in politics, they should not identify the Christian church or faith with a political party as the only Christian one. (Skip) One is that it gives those considering the Christian faith the strong impression that to be converted, they need...
  • Pro-China Rebels Shut Down Baptist Churches, Arrest Baptist Pastors, Expel Catholic Nuns [Myanmar]

    09/29/2018 6:09:23 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    The United Wa State Army (UWSA) detained 92 pastors, closed all Protestant churches, and forcibly drafted 41 youth, both male and female. Salesian nuns who provided for education and health care in Mong Mau were expelled. For Bishops’ Conference spokesman, “The authorities’ behaviour is wrong.”Yangon (AsiaNews) – The campaign to suppress Christianity in areas controlled by the United Wa State Army (UWSA) in Shan State continues with crosses removed, three Baptist churches destroyed, 52 closed, 92 pastors arrested and 41 students forcibly enrolled. Myanmar's largest ethnic army also shut down a Catholic mission run by Salesian missionary nuns and ordered...
  • Chinese Government Destroys Christian Church, Bills Pastor for Demolition

    09/29/2018 11:08:05 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 6 replies
    Faithwire.com ^ | September 28, 2018 | Tré Goins-Phillips
    Chinese authorities have passed on a bill to pastor Jin Mingri after the government demolished his Zion Church in Beijing, one of the largest unofficial congregations in the communist country. The church was destroyed without any notice and officials sent Jin a bill for 1.2 million yuan, which equals around $170,000, The Guardian reported. “Before, as long as you didn’t meddle in politics, the government left you alone,” the pastor remarked. “But now, if you don’t push the communist party line, if you don’t display your love for the party, you are a target.” He added, “Of course we’re scared;...
  • Christians Shouldn't Attend Weddings of Christians Who Fornicate and Believe It's OK: John Piper

    09/27/2018 10:45:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/27/2018 | Leonardo Blair
    Christians should not support the weddings of Christian couples who fornicate and believe it is permissible even though the Bible calls fornication sin, John Piper has suggested. Responding to a question on whether a Christian should attend the wedding of a couple already living together, Piper, founder of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary in Minnesota, gave a nuanced response addressing various relationship situations but drew a line in the sand for professing Christians who see fornication as permissible in committed relationships. "If they are moving away from fornication because they are now persuaded it is sin, and...
  • Christian conservatives believe in Trump's power to turn away a Democratic 'blue wave'

    09/24/2018 10:35:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 23, 2018 | Seth McLaughlin
    Predictions of a looming Democratic “blue wave” haven’t soured Christian conservative activists, who say President Trump has notched so many surprise wins that they have faith he will again defy the naysayers and deliver Republican victories in November. Leaders on the religious right are more measured, saying Republican control of the House is very much in jeopardy and warning the Republican faithful not to become overconfident in Mr. Trump’s ability to deliver the impossible. The midterms could be much closer than many expect, Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council, told reporters last week. “I think what you are...
  • FY 2018 Refugee Admissions: 70.8 Percent Christians; 15.4 Percent Muslims

    09/23/2018 12:16:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 21, 2018 | 4:42 AM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    The proportion of Christians to Muslims among refugees from around the world admitted to the United States has changed significantly in FY 2018, with Christians comprising seven in ten new arrivals, and Muslims fewer than two in ten. With ten days of the fiscal year to go, a total of 21,561 refugees have been resettled since October 1 last year, of whom 15,278 (70.8 percent) are Christians and 3,333 (15.4 percent) are Muslims, according to State Department Refugee Processing Center data. In FY 2017 by contrast, 47.2 percent of the 53,716 refugees admitted to the U.S. by both the Obama...
  • Why Hasn’t Trump’s Refugee Policy Repelled His Christian Supporters?

    09/21/2018 4:33:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 21, 2018 | Conor Friedersdorf
    Refugees are not simply impoverished migrants. A refugee is defined, by a 1951 international convention, as a person who, “owing to well-founded fear of being persecuted … is outside the country of his nationality and is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country.” The maximum number of refugees that the U.S. should accept in a given year is a fraught question. Dara Lind reports that in the final year of the Carter administration, federal officials settled on the answer 231,700. Under Reagan, the answer fluctuated between a high of 217,000...
  • Obama Vs. The Nation

    09/11/2018 11:25:26 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 11, 2018 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Transference is a psychiatric term for the ability to take your faults and ascribe them to others. In the dictionary next to the definition should be a photo of former President Barack Obama, particularly the section in his September 7 University of Illinois speech where he attacked President Trump for fomenting paranoia and division: In a moment reminiscent of Hillary Clinton's outrageous characterization of Trump voters as "deplorable" and "irredeemable," President Obama said: "I have to say this... Over the past few decades, the politics of division and resentment and paranoia has unfortunately found a home in the Republican Party."...
  • How One of U.S.'s Most Conservative Colleges Bloomed in Liberal Denver

    09/10/2018 6:31:47 AM PDT · by cutty · 5 replies
    Westword ^ | September 10, 2018 | Michael Roberts
    Denver is widely regarded to be among the more liberal major cities in the United States. But it's also home to Colorado Christian University, which the research website Niche just ranked the seventh-most-conservative American college — and it's among the fastest-growing, too. "We've had nine years of record enrollment at Colorado Christian University," says Jeff Hunt, CCU's vice president of public policy and director of the Centennial Institute, the branch that puts on the annual Western Conservative Summit. "And a lot of that has to do with the fact that we're unapologetically Christian and conservative. People know exactly what they're...
  • Chinese officials burn bibles, close churches, force Christian to denounce faith...

    09/10/2018 5:24:12 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    The Chinese government is destroying cross, burning bibles, closing churches and forcing Christian believers to sign papers renouncing their faith as the crackdown on religious congregations in Beijing and several provinces intensifies. The suppression of religious freedoms comes as an official government campaign to “Sinicize” religion by demanding loyalty to the atheist Communist party and removing any potential challenge to the party’s power in the country. The persecution of Christians in China is nothing new. A report by the watchdog group Freedom House found that Christians and other religious groups in China have been persecuted since 2012, Fox News reported....
  • Kavanaugh Tells Senate That Government Can’t Force Christian Groups to Pay for Abortions

    09/06/2018 7:36:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | September 6, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    During questioning today by pro-abortion Hawaii Senator Mazie Hirono, Judge Brett Kavanaugh defended his decision in a key case ruling against the Obama HHS mandate that forced Hobby Lobby, Little Sisters of the Poor and other Christian-run businesses and organizations to fund abortion drugs in their employee health care plans. Priests for Life, a pro-life organization, was one of many that filed suit against the mandate and Kavanaugh ultimately sided with Priests for Life in its case against the HHS abortion mandate.The appeals court judge indicated the mandate was a substantial burden against the pro-life group’s religious views because it...
  • CHRISTMAS EVE IN SPACE AND COMMUNION ON THE MOON(Flashback!)

    09/03/2018 2:14:02 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/24/2016
    It happened on Christmas Eve, 48 years ago. Three men took turns reading from the first 10 verses of the Book of Genesis. They were nearly 250,000 miles away from Bethlehem, but since it was the night before Christmas, and there was no chimney from which to hang their stockings, the three astronauts inside the Apollo 8 capsule orbiting the moon thought it would be appropriate. So as Jim Lovell,Frank Borman and Bill Anders looked at the faraway Earth through the small window of the spacecraft, they read the verses: “In the beginning, God made the heavens and the Earth.”...
  • Donald Trump – holy ground

    09/02/2018 8:38:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | September 2, 2018 | Mike Evans
    On Monday, August 27, the White House hosted a dinner in honor of evangelical leadership. It was truly on the level of a State dinner. I attended and spoke briefly at that dinner, but when I saw the media reports about the evening, I could not believe what I was reading. As a journalist for more than 40 years, I can only describe what I read as fake news. President Trump allowed us to speak that evening. It was mostly ministers praying, preaching and praising God for His blessings. The only words I can use to describe the dinner at...