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  • Why Your Christian Friends... Are So Easily Fooled By Conspiracy Theories

    05/22/2020 8:34:00 AM PDT · by Baldwin77 · 47 replies
    Medium.com ^ | May 7, 2020 | Joe Forrest
    And, with COVID-19 pandemic and the 2020 Presidential campaign in full swing, the amount of Christians posting and sharing conspiracy theory videos has attained critical mass. For many of us, it can be demoralizing to watch beloved friends, family members, and mentors fall deeper and deeper into the rabbit hole of convoluted government plots and paranoid speculation.
  • Tim Tebow holds back tears in paying tribute to his 'hero of the faith' Ravi Zacharias, Who has advanced stage cancer.

    05/10/2020 6:41:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/10/2020 | Jeannie Law
    Tim Tebow struggled to hold back tears as he spoke about the impact Ravi Zacharias' ministry has had on his life after learning that no other treatment options are available for the minister's advanced stage of cancer. Zacharias has been battling a rare form of bone cancer since March and was recently informed by doctors that there’s nothing more they can do. On Friday, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries shared a health update from Sarah Davis, CEO of RZIM and Zacharias' daughter, who informed the ministry's global staff about her father's condition. “We have just learned that while the tumor in...
  • Violent Threats, Hate Mail Hit Raleigh Church For Holding Services With Under 10 People

    04/24/2020 6:17:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 24, 2020 | Joy Pullman
    ‘It’s great that dog grooming, gin, guns, and garden supplies are essential,’ says Pastor Kevin Martin, chuckling at the irony, ‘but the body and blood of Christ are not.’ It was a parishioner who called local news and possibly the police on Rev. Kevin Martin for continuing to hold services during coronavirus shutdowns, even though he had explicit state permission to do so while taking extra health precautions.Members of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Raleigh, N.C. were filmed by local television as they walked with their spouses and children into the church to worship and receive critical spiritual care at...
  • Court Stops Kansas Governor From Closing Churches But Letting Abortion Clinics Kill Babies

    04/20/2020 9:39:02 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Life News ^ | April 20, 2020 | Steven Ertelt
    Under orders from pro-abortion Governor Laura Kelly, Kansans can be punished for going to church because of the coronavirus, but abortion facilities in the state continue to jeopardize lives by killing unborn babies. However, a court put a temporary stop to that over the weekend. Kelly’s executive order, issued just before Easter, bans religious services of more than 10 people. It also allows religious leaders and their congregants to be punished with fines of up to $2,500 and 12 months in jail for violations. Meanwhile, abortion businesses, including one in Wichita that kills unborn children in late-term abortions, can remain...
  • Video: Mosque In U.S. Holds Daily Prayers Amid COVID-19 Lockdown While Christians Are Threatened and Fined Everyday

    04/19/2020 3:38:15 PM PDT · by USA Conservative · 32 replies
    Conservative US ^ | 04.19.2020 | Alex Hall
    On Easter, Kentucky State Police were circling the parking lot of a church that’s packed for Easter service — defying state orders — and issuing warnings, if not citations. Following Governors’s license plate order, which applies anyone who attends an in-person church service or any mass gathering, police will refer those motorists to local health departments, which will then order 14-day quarantines – although several attendees told The Courier Journal they have no intention of following the order. While situations like this are happening all over the country on Christians, Muslims can hold their daily prayers in the “epicenter” of...
  • NJ gov ‘wasn’t thinking of the Bill of Rights’ when he banned religious gatherings

    04/16/2020 12:18:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 16, 2020 | Martin Bürger
    TRENTON, New Jersey, April 16, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Democratic New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said he “wasn’t thinking of the Bill of Rights” when he prohibited large gatherings of more than 50 people, including religious gatherings, in his state due to the coronavirus pandemic. “That’s above my paygrade,” he told Tucker Carlson during a Fox News interview on April 15. Carlson pressed the governor multiple times on the constitutionality of a move that effectively banned significant numbers of people from coming together for worship services. “How do you have the authority to order something that so clearly contravenes the Bill...
  • Samaritan’s Purse Delivers over Eight Tons of Medical Supplies for Rural Alaskan Communities

    04/12/2020 8:20:21 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 April | Amy Furr
    Rev. Franklin Graham’s charity is making sure Alaska residents have the supplies they need to fight the coronavirus. Tuesday on Facebook, Graham wrote that workers with Samaritan’s Purse had delivered more than eight tons of medical supplies to be distributed throughout rural Alaskan communities in the next few days:.... The supplies will be headed to rural AK to support our heroic health care workers. Thank you Franklin Graham & the Samaritan’s Purse team for your continuous service and help to Alaska! #FlattenTheCurve pic.twitter.com/ay0hA53IUp— Governor Mike Dunleavy (@GovDunleavy) April 7, 2020 ....As of Tuesday morning, the total number of coronavirus...
  • Church Members Fined $500 Each for Attending “Drive-In” Service, But Abortion Clinics Can Still Kill Babies (Mississippi)

    04/10/2020 6:47:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 35 replies
    Life News ^ | April 10, 2020 | Steven Ertelt
    Police fined members of a Mississippi church $500 each for attending a “drive-in” church service and supposedly violating social distancing orders. Meanwhile, the sole abortion clinic in the state continues to kill babies in abortion despite an order from the governor to stop all non-essential medical procedures. As the Washington Times reports, Temple Baptist Church is suing Greenville, Mississippi’s city government and mayor for busting up its “drive-in” church service: Police officers issued $500 fines this week to drive-in churchgoers whose service required churchgoers stay inside their cars with their windows rolled up while listening to an FM radio station...
  • Legislators Overturn Kansas Gov’s Order Closing Churches for Easter But Letting Abortion Clinics Kill Babies

    04/09/2020 6:24:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Life News ^ | April 9, 2020 | Micaiah Bilger
    Kansas lawmakers took action Wednesday to stop Gov. Laura Kelly from banning church services on Easter while allowing abortion facilities to continue killing unborn babies in elective abortions. The AP reports the Legislative Coordinating Council voted 5-2 to overturn Kelly’s executive order as it applies to religious gatherings of more than 10 people. Those found to be in violation of the order could have been punished with fines up to $2,500 and 12 months in jail. A pro-abortion Democrat, Kelly argued that strong restrictions are necessary to protect lives during the coronavirus crisis. But she excluded the most vulnerable when...
  • Police Fine Church $2,500 for Holding Service With 16 People, But Abortion Clinics Can Kill Babies

    04/09/2020 6:10:36 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    Life News ^ | April 9, 2020 | Liberty Counsel
    Police served a summons to the pastor of Lighthouse Fellowship in Chincoteague Island for holding a church service for 16 people spaced far apart in a sanctuary that seats 293. The charge is violating Virginia Governor Northam’s COVID Order 55 with a penalty up to a year in jail and/or a $2,500 fine. Liberty Counsel is representing Pastor Kevin Wilson and Lighthouse Fellowship Church. Last Sunday before the service, a local police officer entered the church. He gave no introduction and did not ask for the pastor. He abruptly said they could not have more than 10 people spaced six...
  • David Benham and Christians Tell City: Let Us Pray Outside Abortion Clinic or Face a Lawsuit

    04/09/2020 11:26:20 AM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    Life News ^ | April 9, 2020 | Steven Ertelt, Micaiah Bilger
    David Benham and the eight Christians who were arrested for praying outside a local abortion clinic and helping mothers in need are not taking the abrogation of their Constitutional rights lying down. Their attorneys drafted a letter to the city of Charlotte, North Carolina today telling the city to stand down and let them pray and counsel outside the abortion center or face a potential lawsuit. As LifeNew reported, Benham was arrested Saturday while praying outside an abortion facility in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department confirmed that they arrested eight people outside the abortion facility for allegedly violating...
  • What Jews wish Christians knew about Passover

    04/08/2020 6:44:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/08/2020 | Yael Eckstein
    Mrs. Yael Eckstein is the 35-year-old mother of four who is the President of one of Israel’s largest philanthropic organizations, The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews. After serving in various senior capacities for a decade, Mrs. Eckstein took over the organization, founded by her father, the famous Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein upon his sudden passing just over a year ago. Yael now has the distinction of being one of the very few women in the world leading a religious non-for-profit and fewer still lead an organization with an annual budget exceeding one hundred million dollars.Interestingly, this Jewish-led organization is...
  • Steady, devout Mike Pence leads coronavirus fight past the haters

    04/05/2020 2:25:35 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 4, 2020 | Grace Curley
    Since no one in the mainstream media would ever dare write this, allow me: I’d like to give a round of applause to Vice President Mike Pence. I can’t wait for the Trump-Deranged trolls to lose their minds as they read that opener. Take a deep breath guys, because I’m just getting started! We’ve always known that the vice president is a religious man. I mean, how could we forget? Since the day he was picked as VP in 2016, the media has never missed an opportunity to mock him for being an evangelical, born-again Christian.
  • Why Blame Communists For The Wuhan Virus When You Can Blame Christians?

    04/02/2020 7:27:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 2, 2020 | Kylee Zempel
    We most certainly are living in coronavirus hell, but Christians aren't the ones who got us here. If Murphy’s Law promises that “anything that can go wrong will go wrong,” what we’ll call the law of religion — which could rightly be attributed to Jesus himself — assures that “if Christians can be blamed for something, they will be.” It has become abundantly clear the coronavirus is no exception.Heroic nurses, doctors, and first responders are risking their safety to save others. Many private businesses are doing everything they can to preserve their payrolls, with some even stepping up in innovative...
  • Christian Leader Rips 'Hate-Filled, Bigoted Rant' on 'Coronavirus Hell' in The New York Times

    03/30/2020 7:40:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    mrcNewsbusters ^ | March 30, 2020 | Gabriel Hays
    Conservative Twitter was outraged on Friday by a New York Times op-ed viciously titled "The Road to Coronavirus Hell Was Paved by Evangelicals." Later in the day, it was revised to a gentler meanness (the subtitle's the same): The Religious Right’s Hostility to Science Is Crippling Our Coronavirus Response Trump’s response to the pandemic has been haunted by the science denialism of his ultraconservative religious allies. The author is Katherine Stewart, author of a book called The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism. On Friday night, Family Research Council president Tony Perkins appeared on Fox News at...
  • What American Christians can learn from the Chinese Christian Church in Coronavirus crisis

    03/30/2020 7:24:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/30/2020 | By Lela Gilbert and Arielle Del Turco
    Rarely are Christians in the United States confronted with the kinds of challenges faced by believers around the world whose governments regularly persecute the faithful. Yet, both are now facing the coronavirus. Churches around the world – even those in places where persecution abounds – have been forced to adapt to this unexpected and unnerving external pressure, meeting in new and creative ways in the era of social distancing. As churches across America begin to wrestle with new challenges, we can be inspired by the church in China, which has managed be a light to their society during the coronavirus...
  • GHOULISH: Christians Arrested for Praying Outside NC Abortion Clinic Deemed 'Essential.' Who Will Be Next?

    03/29/2020 6:58:39 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 3 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03/29/20 | PAULA BOLYARD
    Four men were arrested outside a Greensboro, N.C., abortion clinic on Saturday. Their alleged crime? Praying in public while the county is under a stay-at-home order due to the coronavirus pandemicSeveral members of a group called Love Life, which is dedicated to praying to end the sin and tragedy of abortion, say they were detained and later arrested by Greensboro police after they gathered near an abortion clinic called "A Woman's Choice" to "pray in defense of the defenseless and minister (offering hope and help in Jesus name) to at-risk mothers and fathers." The group conducts weekly prayer walks in a...
  • New York Times Blames Evangelical Christians for Coronavirus

    03/28/2020 11:29:51 PM PDT · by bitt · 120 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/27/2020 | joel pollak
    The New York Times published an op-ed Friday that blamed evangelical Christians for the coronavirus pandemic. The argument, by journalist and author Katherine Stewart, is that because religious voters supported Trump, that means he governs without regard for science. Stewart also claims that Republicans, more than Democrats, are likely to deny science. In her op-ed, titled “The Road to Coronavirus Hell Was Paved by Evangelicals,” she writes: Donald Trump rose to power with the determined assistance of a movement that denies science, bashes government and prioritized loyalty over professional expertise. In the current crisis, we are all reaping what that...
  • ‘The Simpsons’ Mocks Christians as 'Right-Wing Ding Dongs'

    03/16/2020 11:44:08 AM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    mrcNewsbusters ^ | March 16, 2020 | Karen Townsend
    It is nothing new for Fox’s The Simpsons to mock Christians, but it happened once again in the March 15 episode titled “Better Off Ned.” Bart Simpson found himself in trouble and facing suspension from school over a prank gone bad, so he used a fake hand grenade during a school performance to cause a commotion. Superintendent Chalmers was about to suspend him when the Simpsons's neighbor Ned Flanders started to kneel in prayer. The superintendent freaked out since it was a public school. He took down a copy of Engel v. Vitale and began reading the Supreme Court decision...
  • How can pro-life Christians also support capital punishment?

    03/13/2020 11:18:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/13/2020 | Richard Land
    Question: There was a recent New York Times Magazine article about conman Paul Skalnik and how his false testimonies sent dozens to jail and 4 people to death row. In Florida, where death sentencing was/is popular, there have been 29 death-row inmates exonerated by the time of the article's publication. There was also a study that estimated 1 in 25, 4.1 percent, of inmates sentenced to death are innocent. Even if the state kills one innocent person, isn’t that too much? As Christians who talk about killing innocent babies, how can we then go and support capital punishment when there...