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  • There’s a Battle for the Soul of America: Christians Must Stand Firm

    11/16/2018 6:34:44 PM PST · by Maudeen · 12 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | 11/15/2018 | Deborah R. Leininger
    There is a war raging throughout our nation — a battle for the soul of America. Unfortunately, a chief defender of liberty is the lukewarm, double-minded Church which embraces political correctness and has succumbed to fearful, blasphemous spirits. It is imperative that a remnant rise from the rubble, stand upon the Rock of their Salvation, and assume their roles in Church leadership and public discourse
  • The Book of Psalms

    11/16/2018 4:33:03 PM PST · by OddLane · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/16/18 | The Bible Project
    The book of Psalms is the largest collection of poetry in the Bible. In this video we’ll explore the design shape and main themes of this marvelous book, which was crafted to be read from beginning to end. The Psalms are an invitation to a literary temple where you can meet with God and hear the entire biblical storyline retold in poetic form.
  • Fake Orthodox Jews against Trump

    11/16/2018 3:32:43 PM PST · by Stepan12 · 12 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 16, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. You could find Rabbi Mike Moskowitz protesting for illegal aliens at “Moral Mincha” rallies organized by Torah Trumps Hate (TTH) and Hitoreri: An Orthodox Movement for Social Change. Both lefty groups claim to be Orthodox Jewish organizations and with his black hat, dark suit and black beard, “Rabbi” Mike Moskowitz certainly looks the part of a real Orthodox Rabbi. But he’s as real as Hitoreri and Torah Trumps Hate. “Rabbi” Moskowitz is actually employed by...
  • Why Does No One Compare The California Fires With Sodam And Gamorrah ?

    11/15/2018 6:11:08 AM PST · by knarf · 59 replies
    self ^ | November 15, 2018 | knarf
    I think the comparisons of many artists from many years ago captured today's actual photos of what we see these fires look like now is fascinating.
  • Please pray for my daughter and me

    11/15/2018 6:03:06 AM PST · by firebrand · 157 replies
    Nov. 15, 2018 | me
    My daughter is in the hospital on the other side of the country from me with what seems to me to be an undiagnosed illness, possibly liver disease. She had to be taken there yesterday by ambulance from a motel where she is staying because she could no longer walk or keep liquids down. She has not eaten any food in a month. I don't know what to do if they release her. It sounds like she needs home care or a nursing home. She is too ill to travel. Please ask the Lord to find an answer to this.
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil, November 15, 2018 [prayer]

    11/15/2018 5:36:42 AM PST · by Albion Wilde · 28 replies ^ | November 15, 2018 | FR intercessors
    Join Freepers throughout the world to pray for PRESIDENT TRUMP and VICE-PRESIDENT PENCE and for AMERICA: All Levels of Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, Health Care Systems and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. —1 John 5:14 Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. Please join us in prayer for mercy and healing for our nation.
  • Minnesota’s CAIR‘s Jaylani Hussein Tries to Link White Christian Protestants to the KKK!

    11/14/2018 2:28:28 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 2 replies
    bw ^ | 11/13/18 | Bradlee Dean
    A little homework into the Southern Poverty Law Center clarified its true mission: Make money while working hand in glove with the mainstream media to attack America’s foundation using a Communist/Marxist agenda. SPLC’s founder is lawyer Morris Dees who in 1961 earned money by doing legal work for the Ku Klux Klan. That information alone brings enough red flags to expose SPLC as an illegitimate and anti-American organization. Dees founded SPLC in 1971 after the civil rights battle had been won and there was no more money left in representing groups like the KKK. He then jumped to the other...
  • Worshippers in NY Are Turning to Live-Shooter Training in Wake of Synagogue Massacre

    11/12/2018 6:41:08 PM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 11/10/18 | Dean Balsamini and Anthony Izaguirre
    The power of prayer can now be measured by caliber. While a Queens synagogue has hired a heat-packing, off-duty cop to protect its congregation on the Sabbath, Catholic churches have been taking live-shooter training and mulling armed ushers at Mass. “It’s really all about survival,” said Elie Meskin, president of The Utopia Jewish Center in Fresh Meadows. “We are living in a crazy era. It’s frightening and we have to protect ourselves.” Meskin, with the blessing of Rabbi Yonoson Hirtz, enlisted the officer a week after an anti-Semitic gunman burst into a baby-naming ceremony at Tree of Life synagogue in...
  • He Is Lord (Final Thoughts on the Wood-Hijab Showdown)

    11/12/2018 8:37:48 AM PST · by OddLane · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/12/18 | Gerard Perry
    I give my parting thoughts on the Mohammed Hijab-David Wood debate which took place at York College last week, as well as dissect the Muslim approach to "debate," and explain how the Bible does show Jesus's sonship and lordship.
  • [Cardinal] Zen Presents Letter to Pope Warning Him on China

    11/11/2018 5:59:56 PM PST · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    UCA News ^ | 11/9/18
    Cardinal Zen flew to Rome and handed Pope Francis letter detailing situation faced by underground Catholics in ChinaCardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun flew to Rome and handed a seven-page letter to Pope Francis appealing for him to pay attention to the crisis facing the underground church in China. The Hong Kong emeritus bishop on Nov. 8 told that underground clerics have cried to him since the Vatican-China deal on the appointment of bishops. "They said officials have forced them to become open, to join the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association and to obtain a priest's certificate with the reason that the...
  • How religious groups voted in the midterm elections

    11/11/2018 9:36:49 AM PST · by ealgeone · 60 replies
    Pew Research Center ^ | 11-07-18 | Elizabeth Podrebarac Sciupac and Gregory A. Smith
    An examination of how Roman Catholics have voted in the past four midterm elections. Yr D R 2006 55% 44% 2010 44% 54% 2014 45% 54% 2018 50% 49% Democrats controlled the House in 2006 and 2018. For comparison with Presidential voting results I present the following below. Yr D R 1952 56% 44% 1956 51% 49% 1960 78% 22% Kennedy 1964 76% 24% LBJ 1968 59% 33% 1972 48% 52% 1976 57% 41% Carter 1980 46% 47% 1984 39% 61% 1988 51% 49% 1992 47% 35% Clinton 1996 55% 35% Clinton 2000 52% 46% 2004 52% 48% 2008...
  • Berkeley Student Senator Disavowed Over Christian Beliefs Responds to Calls to RESIGN

    11/10/2018 5:14:53 PM PST · by marshmallow · 27 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 11/9/18 | Celine Ryan
    * The UC-Berkeley student senator who was disavowed by her own party over her conservative Christian beliefs is refusing to back down, despite calls for her to resign.* In an interview with Campus Reform, Chow said there's a Christian community counting on her and that, "if I don't represent their views, who else will?"A University of California-Berkeley student senator is facing calls to resign after expressing her traditional Christian views. Isabella Chow is an elected student senator who represents the Associated Students of the University of California party Student Action. But after choosing to abstain from voting on a resolution...
  • Catholics Must Be ‘Willing to Die’ for Faith in Face of ‘Paradigm’ Shifts: Bishop Schneider

    11/10/2018 5:07:27 PM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 11/8/18 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    WEIRTON, West Virginia, November 8, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A bishop famous for his defence of perennial Catholic teaching urged faithful Catholics to be “willing to die” for their faith rather than compromise in the face of new “paradigm” shifts and other “ruptures” being forced upon the Church from the top down. Bishop Athanasius Schneider, the auxiliary bishop of Astana, Kazakhstan, gave a prerecorded video presentation about the faith for the 2018 Catholic Identity Conference in Weirton, WV, last week because he could not attend himself. Although the lecture consisted mainly of salient passages from other Catholic apologists, Schneider introduced them...
  • Liberal Lutheran pastor: It’s okay to look at porn, especially if it’s ‘ethically sourced’

    11/09/2018 6:14:51 PM PST · by Yogafist · 63 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Mon Nov 5, 2018 - 4:56 pm EST | Doug Mainwaring
    “I’m not going to shame people when they already feel ashamed,” declared Bolz-Weber, who claims, “If we took shame out of the fact that people like to view erotic imagery, the compulsive behavior around consuming pornography would decrease.” “If the teachings of the church are harming people, then we need to rethink those teachings,” said Bolz-Weber.
  • California Wild Fires - A Small Picture of the Day of the LORD!

    11/09/2018 3:57:16 PM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 13 replies
    IFB ^ | 11/9/18
    Deadly wildfires continue to ravish California and have made the Drudge Report's top headline! The wind-whipped Woolsey fire burning in Ventura and Los Angeles counties burned more than 14,000 acres Friday as authorities scrambled to save a growing number of people from the encroaching threat. The blaze, which broke out near the former Rocketdyne complex in Simi Valley on Thursday, was still at zero percent containment as of Friday afternoon, and has led to waves of evacuations, including the entire city of Malibu. There were some 200,000 people estimated to be under evacuation orders as of Friday morning in both...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Wenzhou's bishop Shao Zhumin taken by police

    11/09/2018 2:53:20 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Asia News ^ | November 9, 2018 | Bernardo Cervellera
    Wenzhou's bishop Shao Zhumin taken by police He will be subjected to isolation and indoctrination for 10-15 days. The faithful ask the Church worldwide for prayers. Bishop Shao is recognized by the Holy See, but not by the government. In the diocese, official and underground communities are united. Official priests banned from visiting the tombs of underground priests and bishops. Prohibition of participation in mass and catechism for young people under 18 years. The Church must remain "independent" despite the Sino-Vatican agreement. Rome (AsiaNews) - The bishop of Wenzhou (Zhejiang), Msgr. Pietro Shao Zhumin, was kidnapped by police this morning...
  • Jesuit Georgetown University Allows Radical Pro-Abortion Club H*yas for Choice to Operate on Campus

    11/09/2018 2:10:17 PM PST · by ConernedAmerican · 14 replies
    TFP ^ | 11-09-18 | TFP Student Action
    Since 1991, H*yas for Choice has been allowed to promote abortion, contraception, homosexuality and transgenderism at Georgetown University, the oldest Catholic campus in the nation. According to its web site, "H*yas for Choice (HFC) is the pro-choice, sex-positive, reproductive justice group at Georgetown University.* We are an anti-racist, queer-affirming organization working to provide sexual health options for people of all genders on Georgetown's campus." H*yas for Choice openly attacks Catholic morality, sponsoring annual events such as Choice Week.  In addition to hosting a talk by Dr. Laura Meyers, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, D.C., the "week...
  • “Catholics” for Choice ...Abortionists Call Pope Francis a “Villain” for Opposing Abortion

    11/08/2018 7:06:21 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 9 replies ^ | Nov 7, 2018 | Joshua Gill
    Catholics for Choice decried Pope Francis as a “villain” in an open letter signed by 50 abortion providers over his comparison of abortion to contract killing. Catholics for Choice published the letter Wednesday in response to an address Francis delivered in St. Peter’s Square on October 10 in which he said abortion was as unfair as hiring “a hitman to solve a problem.” The group expressed shock that the leader of the Catholic Church, who has compared abortion to Nazi eugenics, would disparage abortion, and called his comments “a disappointment to abortion providers.” “The villains here are not those who...
  • Italy to Help Asia Bibi Leave Pakistan as Pressure Mounts to Grant Her Asylum

    11/07/2018 6:15:54 PM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 11/7/18 | Ed Pentin
    The Catholic mother of five faces a real possibility of death if she is released from jail but forbidden from leaving Pakistan. Italy said on Tuesday it will help Asia Bibi obtain asylum after Pakistan’s government indicated the Catholic mother of five would not be allowed to go abroad, placing her and her family’s lives in danger. Pakistan’s Supreme Court acquitted Asia Oct. 31 after she had spent eight years on death row, charged with blasphemy against Islam. News of her acquittal sparked mass protests by Islamists in Pakistan, leading her husband, Ashiq Masih, to warn that he, Asia and...
  • 1,600-Member South Carolina Congregation Wants to Leave UMC Over Homosexuality Debate

    11/07/2018 7:45:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/07/2018 | Michael Gryboski
    A large congregation in South Carolina has requested to leave the United Methodist Church over the mainline Protestant denomination's debate over homosexuality. In February 2019, the UMC will hold a special session of its General Conference to determine if the denomination will maintain its official position against homosexuality and same-sex marriage. Christ United Methodist Church of Myrtle Beach, which is said to have approximately 1,600 members, has sent a request to the South Carolina Annual Conference to leave the denomination. While their departure from the UMC has not been finalized, the congregation has already changed the church's name to simply...