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  • Scuffles erupt outside Newbury Park [CA] church holding indoor services without mask requirement, despite judge’s ban

    08/09/2020 10:46:54 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    ktla ^ | 08/08/2020
    As worshippers poured into Godspeak Calvary Chapel for a 9 a.m. service, a crowd swelled outside with those rallying in support of the church clashing with counter-protesters. Video showed an unmasked man holding an American flag facing off with another man in a mask who was carrying a sign that read: “God can hear you from Home! Don’t be Freedumb.” The masked man taps the sign on the other man’s head, prompting him to pull the sign away, starting a scuffle that ended with a woman being kicked to the ground. Ventura County sheriff’s Capt. Eric Buschow said about 100...
  • Church held in Walmart- must see.

    08/08/2020 6:47:47 PM PDT · by delta7 · 14 replies
    Js mineset ^ | Aug 8 | Unknown
    Video:"How wonderful! "Our God is greater than any government dictators who try to deny the people their 1st Amendment right to freely assemble in church to worship!"
  • Time for a massive reset in the evangelical church in America

    08/08/2020 9:44:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/08/2020 | Michael Brown
    We all know the saying, “If it’s not broken, don’t fix it.” But if something is broken, then by all means, we should fix it. When it comes to the American evangelical church, what is broken and what needs fixing? A 2019 article in Christianity Today stated that, “Evangelicals in the United States are holding steady at just under a quarter of the population, according to the latest biennial figures from the General Social Survey (GSS), one of the longest-running measures of religion in America.” That, in itself, would seem to be positive news. Wikipedia, relying on respected Christian sources,...
  • Christian Church Decides to Meet at Walmart Since Government Wouldn’t Allow Them to Meet at Church — Watch What Happened!

    08/07/2020 10:06:11 AM PDT · by Zenyatta · 28 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/6/2020 | Jim Hoft
    A video of Christians meeting at Walmart, reportedly in North Versailles, Pennsylvania, has gone viral on the internet. The Christians were banned from meeting at their church thanks to Governor Wolf so they took to Walmart to come together in worship.
  • No, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Not ‘The Future Of The Catholic Church’

    08/07/2020 9:16:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 7, 2020 | Carina Benton
    Prioritizing radical left 'rock-star' politicians over scripture and two millennia of tradition and teaching allows confusion and mischievous distortions of the truth to scatter and divide Christians. A galling op-ed in the National Catholic Reporter last week proclaimed that Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is “the future of the Catholic Church.” If executive editor Heidi Schlumpf is correct that a pro-abortion socialist who insulted one of the most courageous and compassionate modern saints is the new poster child for Catholics, God help us.Our Lord entrusted the church to St. Peter and the apostles, and its teachings have been faithfully passed down...
  • Churchgoer spreads COVID-19 to at least 91 people after attending service

    08/06/2020 9:22:19 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 88 replies
    nypost ^ | 08/05/2020 | Jackie Salo
    An Ohio churchgoer sparked a coronavirus outbreak that spread to more than 90 other people after he attended a service, Gov. Mike DeWine said. The 56-year-old man, who was not identified, was infected with the virus when he attended church on June 14, news station WLWT reported. Following the service, the virus “spread like wildfire” and 91 people throughout five counties developed symptoms, DeWine said. “[It’s] very scary,” the Republican governor said during a Tuesday press conference, according to news station WKYC. DeWine said that he’s sending a letter to the state’s faith leaders to discuss better ways to protect...
  • Why Men Hate Going to Church

    08/03/2020 1:11:21 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 115 replies
    9 Marks ^ | Mar 2010 | Jamie Dunlop
    Why Men Hate Going to Church, by David Murrow, explores the elements of American church life that discourage attendance and engagement of men. His conclusion? Churches have shifted toward a style that is comfortable for the stereotypical woman—at the expense of the stereotypical man. And by men, Murrow is referring to masculine men: high achievers, alpha males, risk takers, visionaries... Murrow points to four categories of church elements that clash with the temperament of most unchurched men. 1. Church makes men feel uncomfortable because it emphasizes feminine values For example, sentimental songs that celebrate the intimacy of relationship with Jesus...
  • The Gospel According to John Roberts

    08/03/2020 8:06:22 AM PDT · by Auslander154 · 1 replies
    The Gospel According to John Roberts I’ve noticed that some ministers and parishioners have found ingenious ways to get around the Roberts’ 50 Limit Church Decree. It seems we still have the right of assembly ( in certain sanctified secular designations) if not full religious freedoms; so I have been scouring the internet and unearthed some cunningly crafty ways to get to ‘church’ on time and in full grandiose and resplendent numbers. There was the right reverend Billingsley of the We Save You More church taking his congregation down to the local Walmart store. He noticed that the paper towel...
  • Tensions Grow Between a San Diego Church and the Neighborhood Around It

    07/28/2020 5:43:04 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    San Diego Tribune via MSN ^ | 7/26/20 | Andrea Lopez-Villafaña
    It started as an issue with parking on a Logan Heights block. Now tensions between a largely Latino neighborhood and a long-standing, Latin-only Catholic Church have spilled over into social media conflicts, threats and calls for police intervention, evidence of a disconnect between a church and its neighbors. Logan Heights is a predominantly residential single-family home neighborhood where Latino residents make up more than half the population. It's bordered by the Barrio Logan community and Interstate-15. About 74 percent of households there earn less than $60,000 a year, according to the San Diego Association of Governments, or SANDAG. St. Anne...
  • ‘I’m Not Afraid Of Tyrants’: New Jersey Gym Owner Arrested After Disobeying Lockdown Order

    07/29/2020 7:22:17 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Tathasta ^ | 7/28/- 2020 | News Kick
    Their arrest is the latest event in their months-long standoff with Democrat New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, whose lingering lockdown order has shuttered non-essential businesses for more than four months. Speaking with Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Monday, Smith remained defiant despite his arrest. ... Tyrant Governor Murphy has owners of Atilis Gym arrested while encouraging riots in the streets. That’s expected. Cops complying with these orders is what gets me. I’m done taking up for weak ass cops violating their constitutional oath ... murderers are walking free in New Jersey despite the sheriff’s vigilance to board up Smith’s...
  • California Churches Refuse to Shut Down in Face of Local Leaders Threatening to Cut Power

    07/28/2020 5:29:16 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 7/28/20 | Calvin Freiburger
    Public worship will continue, the pastors said, because 'God has not granted civic rules authority over the doctrine, practice, or polity of the church.' SUN VALLEY, California, July 27, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – The elders of Grace Community Church have no intention of submitting to California’s demands that they shut down worship services, even if authorities shut off their power in retaliation. The Bible commands Christian churches to remain open regardless of the dictates of secular leaders, church leadership argued in an open letter posted to Grace’s website: “Scripture does mandate careful, conscientious obedience to all governing authority, including kings, governors,...
  • Tucker Carlson will interview John MacArthur tonight 5:00pm pst (8pm ET).

    07/28/2020 3:33:29 PM PDT · by rintintin · 33 replies
    Phil Johnson ( Exec Dir of Grace to You) ^ | July 28 2020 | Phil Johnson of Grace to You
    Tucker Carlson will interview John MacArthur tonight 5:00pm pst (8pm ET). - Phil Johnson of Grace to You
  • 'Can't they see this is the house of God?' Devastated Pastor hits out at thieves who defecated in the foyer of a 115-year-old Bronx church before stealing $8,000 in electronic equipment

    07/27/2020 6:34:04 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 38 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | July 27 | Sophie Tanno
    Thieves have vandalized and defecated in a 115-year-old church in New York. The burglars stole electronics worth $8,000 and caused damage amounting to almost $10,000 after breaking into the Creston Avenue Baptist Church on East 188th Street in the Bronx. Adding insult to injury, one thief was caught on CCTV defecating in the century-old church's foyer.
  • John MacArthur... Defies Sacramento and nails a statement to the door!

    07/26/2020 6:13:55 AM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 19 replies
    Grace to you ^ | 7/25/2020 | John MacArthur
    Christ, not Caesar, Is Head of the Church by John MacArthur Friday, July 24, 2020 A Biblical Case for the Church’s Duty to Remain Open Christ is Lord of all. He is the one true head of the church (Ephesians 1:22; 5:23; Colossians 1:18). He is also King of kings—sovereign over every earthly authority (1 Timothy 6:15; Revelation 17:14; 19:16). Grace Community Church has always stood immovably on those biblical principles. As His people, we are subject to His will and commands as revealed in Scripture. Therefore we cannot and will not acquiesce to a government-imposed moratorium on our weekly...
  • A statement from John McArthur

    07/25/2020 4:11:37 PM PDT · by EscondidoSurfer · 33 replies
    Grace to you. ^ | 7/25/2020 | John McArthur
    Therefore we cannot and will not acquiesce to a government-imposed moratorium on our weekly congregational worship or other regular corporate gatherings. Compliance would be disobedience to our Lord’s clear commands.
  • Conservatives blast Supreme Court ruling (capping attendance at Nevada churches): Roberts has 'abandoned his oath'

    07/25/2020 6:38:57 AM PDT · by karpov · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 26, 2020 | Marty Johnson
    Conservative lawmakers blasted Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts after he sided with the court's liberal justices in a 5-4 decision Friday that rejected a Nevada church’s request to block the state government from enforcing a cap on attendance at religious services. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) tweeted early Saturday morning that Roberts had "abandoned his oath." "What happened to that judge?" tweeted Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.). "Freedom of religion is our first freedom. Yet SCOTUS has ruled that casinos can host hundreds of gamblers, while churches cannot welcome their full congregations. Justice Roberts once again got it wrong, shamefully closing...
  • U.S. Supreme Court turns down church challenge to Nevada pandemic rules

    07/25/2020 4:47:12 AM PDT · by goodn'mad · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 24, 2020 | Jan Wolfe
    (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday declined to lift a 50-person limit on religious services adopted by Nevada's Democratic governor in response to the coronavirus pandemic. By a 5-4 vote, the justices denied a request by Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley in rural Nevada for an interim order that would have allowed it to host services for about 90 congregants. Chief Justice John Roberts, a conservative, voted with the court's four liberal members.
  • California's Ban on 'In-Home Bible Studies' Sparks Lawsuit by Church

    07/22/2020 7:16:24 PM PDT · by paladinkc · 62 replies
    Christian headlines ^ | Michael Foust
    California's Ban on 'In-Home Bible Studies' Sparks Lawsuit by Church. At issue are prohibitions by Gov. Gavin Newsom and state officials on “in-person religious gatherings” in 30 counties, as well as bans on corporate singing statewide.
  • Local church has 4 fires since March

    07/22/2020 5:36:40 PM PDT · by \/\/ayne · 10 replies
    KGUN9 On Your Side News ^ | Jul 19, 2020 | Shawndrea Thomas
    TUCSON, Ariz. — A local pastor says his church has had four fires since March, and he wants to know who’s responsible and why. KGUN9 checked in with the church and pastor to find out about the latest incident and what the church is planning to do next. We first met Pastor Gene Chewning at the Living Word Church at 3602 South 12th Avenue in March of this year, the church is known as a multi-denominational church in the neighborhood.--------------snip-------------Here’s a breakdown of the dates, the first fire was on March 3rd , the second set on April 17th the...
  • Churches Sue California Gov Gavin Newsom for Banning Home Bible Study Groups

    07/21/2020 5:43:11 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 28 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/20/20 | State Liberty Counsel
    Early Saturday morning, Liberty Counsel filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking a preliminary injunction on behalf of Harvest Rock Church and Harvest International Ministry against Governor Gavin Newsom’s unconstitutional COVID-19 orders prohibiting all indoor worship services, including home Bible studies and fellowship, while encouraging mass gatherings of protestors throughout the state. The lawsuit challenges both the total ban on in-person worship (including in private homes) in the counties on the “County Monitoring List,” and the ban on singing and chanting in the remaining counties. In addition to in-person worship at Harvest Rock Church, the church also has many “Life...