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  • When the Irish call the snakes back home and show St. Pat the door

    03/17/2019 11:14:38 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 6 replies
    Freep | 03-17-2019 | CharlesOConnell
    When the Irish call the snakes back home, and show St. Pat the door, and you get out you Naz'reth Babe, don't show your face no more, then the ghost of Cromwell laughs from hell, "I couldn't kill you but just as well, you'll do the job quite well yourselves, and soon be joining me here!" Snakes Again, piano, flute and voice
  • United Methodist Traditional Plan Advances (Church exit, also. Historic Christianity being affirmed)

    02/25/2019 2:22:35 PM PST · by xzins · 57 replies
    Juicy Ecumenism ^ | 25 Mar 19 | Mark Tooley
    Delegates at United Methodism’s General Conference in St. Louis, meeting as legislative committee, endorsed the Traditional Plan by 56% to 44%. The plan, which would strengthen the church’s policies defining marriage as male/female, will be voted on again by the delegates in plenary tomorrow. The One Church Plan to liberalize the church’s policy on sexuality was rejected 53% to 47%. It is now defeated unless there’s an attempt to bring it tomorrow’s plenary as minority report. Also approved were two petitions allowing congregations who can’t abide the church’s marriage teaching to leave the denomination with their property. Potentially some liberal...
  • Good News from United Methodist General Conference

    02/25/2019 7:46:24 AM PST · by xzins · 59 replies
    Juicy Ecumenism ^ | 24 Mar 19 | Mark Tooley
    In a key United Methodist General Conference vote setting voting priorities for the next three days, delegates preferred the Traditional Plan backed by global evangelicals over the liberalizing One Church Plan backed by most bishops. The Traditional Plan, which got nearly 56%, reaffirms current United Methodist teaching on marriage as male and female. One Church Plan, which got nearly 49%, would overturn that teaching and compel local congregations to choose their own definition of marriage. In one swoop, delegates were asked to vote their preference on dozens of legislative proposals and could vote yes to each one. The vote sets...
  • Critics call for John Wayne Airport to be renamed after interview resurfaces

    02/24/2019 1:17:23 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 137 replies
    The Hill ^ | 24th February 2019 | CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO
    Critics are calling for the John Wayne Airport in Southern California to be renamed after a 1971 "Playboy" interview resurfaced this week. A Los Angeles Times opinion piece from earlier this week highlighted opinions the former movie star voiced in the interview on black people, gay people and Native Americans. Wayne, who was 63 at the time of the interview, said he believed in "white supremacy until the blacks are educated to a point of responsibility." He also mentioned "tests" which proved black people did not have "requisite background" to attend college. When asked which films he called "perverted," Wayne...
  • What do United Methodists really believe?

    02/24/2019 10:49:05 AM PST · by Condor 63 · 49 replies ^ | February 12, 2019 | Sam Hodges
    The United Methodist Church is a big tent theologically, and people with conservative or traditional religious beliefs make up the largest group under that spreading canvas. Those are two key findings from a new United Methodist Communications survey of United Methodists in the United States. The survey dug into views on various theology-related subjects, including the Bible, Jesus, salvation, the Resurrection and the afterlife. The goal was to shed light on the beliefs of people in the pews of United Methodist churches. Of those contacted, 44 percent identified themselves as conservative/traditional in religious beliefs, 28 percent as moderate/centrist and 20...
  • The Corruption of the Vatican’s Gay Elite Has Been Exposed

    02/23/2019 5:32:13 PM PST · by newberger · 32 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Feb 22, 2019 | Andrew Sullivan
    I spent much of this week reading and trying to absorb the new and devastating book by one Frédéric Martel on the gayness of the hierarchy at the top of the Catholic Church, In the Closet of the Vatican: Power, Homosexuality, Hypocrisy. It’s a bewildering and vast piece of reporting — Martel interviewed no fewer than “41 cardinals, 52 bishops and monsignori, 45 apostolic nuncios, secretaries of nunciatures or foreign ambassadors, 11 Swiss Guards and over 200 Catholic priests and seminarians.” He conducted more than 1,500 interviews over four years, is quite clear about his sources, and helps the reader...
  • Kudos to Chris Pratt: In Hollywood, To profess your Christian faith requires courage

    02/22/2019 7:44:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/22/2019 | David Limbaugh
    How often have we seen Hollywood celebrities praised as courageous for "coming out" and admitting they're gay? Isn't it far more courageous for people to profess their Christian faith? Hollywood is not a tolerant city. Dominated by activist leftists, it is a culture hostile to dissenting views. We see it in its work product. Most movies and television shows are laced with political messages and politically correct symbolism. The heroes almost always are liberal and promote "progressive" values and causes, and conservatives are depicted as morally degenerate hayseeds or villains. Christians are especially singled out as backward, close-minded crackpots. Sure,...
  • UMC: 2019 Special Session of the General Conference

    02/21/2019 8:50:16 AM PST · by MacNaughton · 11 replies
    UMC ^ | FEB 2019 | UMC
    A Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church takes place February 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri. The purpose will be to receive and act on a report from the Commission on a Way Forward, authorized to examine paragraphs in The Book of Discipline concerning human sexuality and to explore options to strengthen church unity. You will be able to watch the proceedings via live stream here.
  • Trump to Launch Worldwide Fight to Decriminalize Homosexuality

    02/19/2019 2:39:08 PM PST · by Sheapdog · 78 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Feb 19, 2019 | Joel B. Pollak
    The Trump administration will launch an effort to decriminalize homosexuality in countries where it is still illegal, as part of a diplomatic push for LGBTQ rights — and an effort to isolate Iran, which persecutes homosexuals. NBC News reported Tuesday that the effort is to be led by U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell, a staunch Trump supporter who is among the highest-ranking openly gay officials ever to serve in the U.S. government. Grenell is currently among the front-runners to succeed Nikki Haley as UN Ambassador. U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell, the highest-profile openly gay person in the Trump...
  • The Rotten Fruit of Secularization

    02/15/2019 9:33:46 AM PST · by Petrosius · 15 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | February 15, 2019 | Cardinal Gerhard Müller
    The root cause of this evil is disregard for the Sixth Commandment. Without chastity, piety and strict discipline, priestly life cannot succeed. Only he who lives according to the commandments of God can be a good shepherd and a model for the flock. When it comes to a path toward healing with respect to episcopal accountability, some bishops and their propagandists, particularly in Germany and the United States, do not want to admit at any price that the sin of unchastity is the root of the problem. They don’t want to know anything more about Christ who died because of...
  • The NYT Wants You to Think Your Favorite Classic Children's Books Are Secretly Gay-Themed

    02/13/2019 7:59:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/13/2019 | Megan Fox
    Just when you thought it was safe to share your favorite childhood classics with your kids, the New York Times goes and ruins it with an article called "The Gay History of America's Classic Children's Books," by Jesse Green. From Frog and Toad to Goodnight Moon, we are told that our beloved stories are awash in "a secret language of queer compassion." I'm always bemused when people claim that beloved fictional characters are gay. A few months ago it was "Sesame Street's" Ernie and Bert, whose closet door was abruptly slammed shut by their creator, Frank Oz, after he got...
  • Governor’s Office Says Kim Davis Must Pay $225,000 To Gay Plaintiffs For “Violating Civil Rights”

    01/30/2019 2:23:31 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 18 replies
    Lexington Herald Leader ^ | 30th January 2019 | John Cheves
    Citing “conduct that violates civil rights,” lawyers for Gov. Matt Bevin say former Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis should be held responsible for nearly $225,000 in legal fees and court costs incurred by couples who sued her in 2015 when she refused to issue marriage licenses because of her religious opposition to same-sex marriage. Although Bevin, a Republican, publicly has praised Davis as “an inspiration ... to the children of America,” his attorneys are taking a more critical tone in court briefs, blaming the ex-clerk for failing to do her job following the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 2015 decision legalizing...
  • Iran Publicly Hangs Man on Homosexuality Charges [Misleading Title]

    01/28/2019 8:41:07 AM PST · by Reno89519 · 15 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | January 26, 2019 | Benjamin Weinthal
    Iranian media reported that the 31-year-old kidnapped two 15-year-olds The Islamic Republic of Iran publicly hanged a 31-year-old Iranian man after he was found guilty of charges related to violations of Iran’s anti-gay laws, according to the state-controlled Iranian Students’ News Agency. The unidentified man was hanged on January 10 in the southwestern city of Kazeroon based on criminal violations of “lavat-e be onf” – sexual intercourse between two men, as well as kidnapping charges, according to ISNA. Iran’s radical sharia law system prescribes the death penalty for gay sex. The ISNA reported that the 31-year-old kidnapped two 15-year-olds.
  • The Targeting of Karen Pence is a Wake-Up Call for All American Christians

    01/21/2019 5:56:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/21/2019 | Travis Weber
    Vice President Pence’s wife Karen has come under withering attack in recent days from many in the media. From this “reporting,” one might think she has transgressed some obvious social boundary of a civilized society. In reality, the big “scoop” is that this Christian wife and mother, whose Christian beliefs are important to her, is teaching at a Christian school, which being Christian, holds to Christian beliefs about marriage. Yet you wouldn’t know that from reading the headlines about her, which lead the reader to believe that the driving force of Karen’s actions is the targeting of those who identify...
  • Vice-president's wife Karen Pence to teach at anti-LGBT school

    01/16/2019 2:29:17 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 17 replies
    BBC News ^ | 16th January 2018 | BBC News
    Second Lady Karen Pence, the wife of the US vice-president, will return to teaching art at a school that requires employees to oppose LGBT lifestyles. The school in Springfield, Virginia, bars teachers from engaging in or condoning "homosexual or lesbian sexual activity" and "transgender identity". Mrs Pence previously taught art at the school for more than a decade while her husband was a member of Congress. A spokeswoman for Mrs Pence has hit back at criticism of her employer. "Mrs Pence has returned to the school where she previously taught for 12 years," the second lady's spokeswoman Kara Brooks said...
  • The Transgender Juggernaut Threatens God’s Design for Male and Female

    01/10/2019 2:16:37 PM PST · by tjd1454 · 40 replies
    Project Real News ^ | 1/10/2019 | Timothy J. Dailey
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has awarded the Trump administration a victory by staying a lower court decision which blocked the administration’s attempts to restrict the military service of transgender people who suffer from a condition known as gender dysphoria. The court found that Trump’s new policy, which was based upon the findings of former Secretary of State Jim Mattis (see below), was in fact a more nuanced version of the original policy and should not have been summarily blocked by District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. The Trump administration has asked the Supreme Court to...
  • ‘Ex-Gay’ Men Fight Back Against View That Homosexuality Can’t Be Changed

    01/06/2019 10:08:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | By ERIK ECKHOLM
    LOS ANGELES — For most of his life, Blake Smith said, “every inch of my body craved male sexual contact.” Mr. Smith, 58, who says he believes homosexual behavior is wrong on religious grounds, tried to tough it out. He spent 17 years in a doomed marriage while battling his urges all day, he said, and dreaming about them all night. But in recent years, as he probed his childhood in counseling and at men’s weekend retreats with names like People Can Change and Journey Into Manhood, “my homosexual feelings have nearly vanished,” Mr. Smith said in an interview at...
  • Homosexuality is to blame for sexual abuse, not Catholic church, claims German cardinal

    01/06/2019 8:05:27 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 46 replies ^ | 1/4/2/19 | Justin Huggler
    A German cardinal on Friday provoked anger and controversy when he claimed the Catholic church was not responsible for sexual abuse by its clerics, and instead sought to pin the blame on homosexuality. “What has happened in the church is no different from what is happening in society as a whole,” Cardinal Walter Brandmüller said. “The real scandal is that the Catholic church hasn’t distinguished itself from the rest of society.” A study commissioned by the German Bishops Conference and published last year found that more than 3,600 children were sexually abused by Catholic clergy in Germany between 1946 and...
  • God - Where are you? (MY TITLE)

    01/02/2019 7:16:33 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 8 replies
    CBS ^ | 1/2/2019 | not shown
    Catholic bishops from across the U.S. are gathering Wednesday for a weeklong retreat on the clergy sex abuse crisis at a seminary near Chicago. Organizers said the retreat, which was requested by Pope Francis, will focus on prayer and spiritual reflection and not policy-making. The gathering comes as CBS News has also learned of several cases involving nuns accused of sexual misconduct. The Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests – or SNAP – said it doesn't keep count of sexual abuse allegations, but CBS News' Nikki Battiste has spoken with several women who recently reported misconduct, ranging from forceful...
  • Lauren Daigle and homosexuality: Why we should all be prepared to answer the question

    12/14/2018 7:25:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/14/2018 | By John Stonestreet and G. Shane Morris
    When yet another Christian celebrity fails to give a straight answer on a hot-button moral issue, it reveals a deeper problem. Back in September, an article in Rolling Stone announced, “A Christian Singer is Bigger than Drake and Arianna Grande this Week.” That singer is Lauren Daigle, the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter whose brilliant voice, soulful style, and hope-filled lyrics has won fans well beyond the Contemporary Christian genre. She’s becoming a regular on talk shows and in national publications, and has officially earned the coveted status of “crossover artist” at just 27 years old. But with broader appeal comes a challenge:...