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  • Jim Jones & Harvey Milk: The Secret History

    10/16/2018 7:44:06 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 40 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 10-15-18 | Rod Dreher
    Next month marks the 40th anniversary of two landmark events of American popular culture: the assassination of pioneering gay politician Harvey Milk, and the mass suicide of 900 members of the Peoples Temple cult. If you remember anything about the mass suicide, it’s probably that cult leader Jim Jones was a fundamentalist Christian demon whose Bible-thumping berated brainwashed followers into drinking cyanide-laced Kool-Aid. Harvey Milk, by contrast, is a folk hero. The San Francisco supervisor became a gay-rights saint because he was martyred by a right-wing fanatic. That’s the received history in both cases. But according to author Daniel Flynn,...
  • Matthew Shepard to be interred at Washington National Cathedral after public service

    10/16/2018 6:27:26 PM PDT · by NRx · 32 replies
    Episcopal News Service ^ | 10-11-2018 | David Paulsen
    Twenty years after the brutal murder of gay college student Matthew Shepard sparked national outrage, his ashes will be interred at Washington National Cathedral following a public service of remembrance. The Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance for Matthew Shepard on Oct. 26 will be led by Washington Bishop Marian Budde and retired New Hampshire Bishop Gene Robinson, the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop and an acquaintance of the Shepard family. Until now, Shepard’s parents had not settled on a final resting place for his remains out of concern the site would be vandalized. As they approached 20 years since...
  • You ARE Alive in Christ Jesus[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/15/2018 11:55:55 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    You ARE Alive in Me Your situation is about to change for the better. These days are for you, For as I stand with you and beside you it is with my momentum your life is carved. Therefore your now is My Destiny "Yeah " Prophecy coming alive to accomplish The Fathers will in "Real" time. Do you understand?! I Am your Spear head and the Living breathing Force of The ( (( Active Kingdom of Zion )) ) Budding, blossoming and bearing Live fruit before the world's very eyes and existence, for you are riding in My Chariot of...
  • Can a Democrat Be a Christian?

    10/11/2018 4:42:50 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 57 replies
    RR ^ | 10/11/18 | Jim Towers
    The way I see it, the Democrat political party is made up of Socialists, sexual perverts, druggies, criminals, Muslims and clueless people who would circumvent our laws and try to destroy our Christian nation – some just to have their fifteen minutes of supposed fame by burning and defecating on the American flag – in public. Democrats are so determined to destroy the current administration that they will say or do anything to do so. Things have gotten so out of hand that Democrats will even disrupt Senator Cruz’s meal at a restaurant or issue death threats against political opponents...
  • Catholic Schools in Ireland Can No Longer Give Priority to Catholic Students

    10/06/2018 5:34:02 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    Crux ^ | 10/3/18 | Charles Collins
    LEICESTER, United Kingdom - Catholic schools in the Republic of Ireland can no longer give preference to Catholic students. Richard Bruton, the Irish Minister for Education and Skills, made the announcement Oct. 3 on Twitter. Unlike in the United States, the government funds religious schools in Ireland, and about 96 percent of elementary schools in the country are under the patronage of a religious group, and approximately 90 percent of these schools are run by the Catholic Church. In some areas of the country - mostly in and around the capital Dublin - there are more students seeking places in...
  • [Cath Cauc] Viganò’s Verities Hang like a Black Cloud over the Vatican

    10/03/2018 5:50:14 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | October 3, 2018 | Elizabeth Yore
    In the Gospel of St. John, from the Feast of St. Michael the Archangel, (the date of Archbishop Carlo Viganò’s second attestation), Jesus observes, “Here is a true child of Israel. There is no duplicity in him.”One can’t help but ascribe this same observation to Archbishop Viganò. His brave and bold witness rings authentic and true. There is no duplicity in him. As the messenger of the hidden and hideous, Viganò urgently proclaims the unvarnished truth to the faithful.What is next for the Church? This question hangs, like the sword of St. Michael, over the pope, bishops, and laity. We...
  • The Latest: Church council calls for Kavanaugh withdrawal

    10/03/2018 4:45:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 3, 2018 | The Associated Press
    A massive coalition of U.S. Christian churches attended by 40 million people wants Brett Kavanaugh to withdraw his Supreme Court nomination. The National Council of Churches says the conservative jurist has "disqualified himself." The group says in a statement that at last week's dramatic Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, he showed "extreme partisan bias," demonstrating he lacks the temperament to join the high court. The group says Kavanaugh told "outright falsehoods." And it is criticizing his judicial record on voting rights, health care and other issues on which the group has taken liberal-leaning positions. Kavanaugh is a Roman Catholic who has...
  • Faith No More: Questions Over a Liberal Approach as Church of Scotland Affiliation Plummets

    10/01/2018 4:47:26 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    The Herald ^ | 9/6/18 | Martin Williams
    QUESTIONS have been raised about how the Church of Scotland’s more liberal approach will help public engagement as a new study found less than one in five say they are affiliated to the Kirk. The latest Scottish Social Attitudes survey has caused disquiet in some quarters as it reveals that those that say they belong to the Church of Scotland have fallen from 32% in 15 years ago to just 18% in 2017. It also shows the numbers that say they are Roman Catholic has dipped slightly from 13%, 15 years ago to 12% last year. But those who say...
  • Gay Marriage in Welsh Churches? Welsh Bishops Say it is 'Unjust' not to Provide for Same-Sex Couples

    10/01/2018 4:35:42 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 9/12/18 | David Williamson
    The leaders of the Church in Wales have started the process that could lead to gay couples marrying in churchThe Bishops of the Church in Wales say it is “unsustainable and unjust” not to make formal provisions for people who are in committed same-gender relationships. Members of the church’s governing body will today vote in a private ballot to say whether or not they agree that new arrangements are needed. This could pave the way for future legislation to open the door to gay marriage in the Church in Wales. Last year Scottish Anglicans voted to allow gay couples to...
  • Princess Alexandra of Hanover is Removed from British Line of Succession [After Becoming Catholic]

    09/28/2018 5:53:57 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 45 replies
    Royal Central ^ | 9/27/18 | Oskar Aanmoen
    Princess Alexandra of Hanover has been removed from the British line of succession according to Point de Vue-magazine. The 19-year-old princess is the daughter of Prince Ernst August of Hanover and Princess Caroline of Monaco. The Princess has recently become a member of the Catholic Church and this the reason why she has been removed from the British line of succession. However, she remains the 12th in the line of succession to the Monegasque throne. Princess Alexandra of Hanover is the only child of Prince Ernst August of Hanover and Princess Caroline of Monaco. She was born on July 20,...
  • Australia Cathedral Prays to 'Erotic Christ,' Calls the Trinity 'Our Queering Principle'

    09/27/2018 7:07:53 AM PDT · by NRx · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09-26-2018 | Tyler O'Neil
    On September 16, St. John's Cathedral in Brisbane held a service of "Choral Evensong for the Brisbane pride festival." The church's Facebook page posted photos of the church decked in rainbow flags, the sermon referred to the Trinity of God as the church's "queering principle," and according to reports, prayers were said to a "Rainbow Christ" and an "Erotic Christ." "The Trinity is our Queering principle, that which invites us to defy binaries and labels," Peter Catt, the cathedral's dean, declared in a sermon entitled "Queering the City of God." In that sermon, Catt praised LGBT activists in the 1990s...
  • United Methodist African Bishops Reaffirm Church's Stance Against Gay Marriage, Oppose Schism

    09/26/2018 12:14:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/26/2018 | Michael Gryboski
    he United Methodist Church's African bishops have recently reaffirmed their support for the traditional definition of marriage, as well as opposition over possible schism within the denomination. The UMC Africa College of Bishops released a statement Monday stemming from their official meeting held Sept. 3-7 in Freetown, Sierra Leone. According to their statement, the bishops held extensive discussions regarding the denomination's debate over homosexuality, which many believe may lead to the UMC splitting. "... we reaffirm our position as traditionalists and view marriage as union between Man and Woman as clearly defined in scripture and affirmed in our COB 2016...
  • Church of England Should Avoid Only Calling God 'He', Bishop Says

    09/21/2018 6:36:43 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9/16/18 | Olivia Rudgard
    The Church of England should avoid only calling God "he", a bishop has said, as a survey found that young Christians think God is male. Research by YouGov found that almost half of 18-24 year-old Christians believed God to be male, with just one in three over-65s believing the same. The Rt Revd Rachel Treweek, bishop of Gloucester, the Church of England's first female diocesan bishop, said: "I don't want young girls or young boys to hear us constantly refer to God as he," adding that it was important to be "mindful of our language". She raised concerns that non-Christians...
  • Dean Defends [Anglican] Cathedral Screening Films with Graphic Sex Scenes and Paganism [UK]

    09/20/2018 5:07:30 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    ITV ^ | 8/20/18
    A cathedral is pressing ahead with plans to show two “not for the faint-hearted” horror films and Monty Python’s Life of Brian on an inflatable big screen – despite opposition from some church wardens. The Dean of Derby, The Very Reverend Dr Stephen Hance, said the decision to host the city’s QUAD cinema’s Fright Club and other films in the nave would not compromise the cathedral’s holiness. Critics of the plans have claimed 1970s classics The Wicker Man and Don’t Look Now are inappropriate for a place-of-worship because of a graphic nude sex scene and themes of paganism. Other films...
  • Be Sustained[charismatic Caucus]

    09/17/2018 7:40:39 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Be sustained in ME my children for truly as I AM alive in you, eternally My living fire of Virtue is always ready to rise up and meet your Declaration of being made whole,blessed and prosperous. "Take on My Graciousness" ( (( Just Believe ! )) ) Malachi 4:1-3 The Great Day of the LORD 1“For behold, the day is coming, burning like a furnace, when all the arrogant and every evildoer will be stubble; the day is coming when I will set them ablaze,” says the LORD of Hosts. “Not a root or branch will be left to them.”...
  • C of E: Rainbow Revolution Progresses as Bishop of Taunton Announced as Celebrant at Cathedral LGBT

    09/16/2018 5:12:09 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Anglican Mainstream ^ | 9/11/18 | Andrew Symes
    Wells Cathedral in Somerset is the latest to show its allegiance to the cause of LGBT ‘radical inclusion’. The What’s On section of its website advertises a “Rainbow Church Eucharist”, under the banner of a stylized rainbow coloured cross: ‘Rainbow Church’ is a new grouping being established in Bath and Wells diocese, with a view to promoting greater inclusion for gay people. ‘Rainbow Church’ will launch their new initiative with a Eucharist at Wells Cathedral on Saturday 22nd September at 11 am. The Bishop of Taunton will preside, and the speaker is Jayne Ozanne, a well known author and activist....
  • The Injustice of Social Justice

    09/15/2018 12:10:29 PM PDT · by HarleyD · 6 replies
    Grace To You ^ | September 7, 2018 | John MacArthur
    The besetting sin of pragmatic, style-conscious evangelicals has always been that they shamelessly borrow fads and talking points from the unbelieving world. Today’s evangelicals evidently don’t believe the wisdom of this world is foolishness before God (1 Corinthians 3:19). Virtually any theory, ideology, or amusement that captures the fancy of secular pop culture will be adopted, slightly adapted, perhaps cloaked in spiritual-sounding language, propped up with specious proof texts, and peddled as an issue that is vital for evangelicals to embrace if we don’t want to become totally irrelevant. That’s precisely how evangelicals in the mid-twentieth century became obsessed for...
  • Church of England Appoints Lesbian in Partnered Relationship to Head Interim Director of Ministry

    09/08/2018 5:50:33 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | 9/5/18 | David Virtue
    The Rev. Dr. Mandy Ford, a lesbian in a civil partnership, has been appointed to lead the Church of England's Ministry Division, according to an official press release from Church House. Her title will be Interim Director of Ministry. It is the first such appointment of a same-sex partnered person to this position. The Church of England's current position is that marriage is between a man and a woman, however it has also maintained the position that it supports celibate same-sex relationships including civil partnership. During July and August, a number of Cathedrals publicly indicated support for LGBT 'Pride' festivals...
  • Methodist Pastor Uses Bible Verse to Defend Forcing Christians to Fund Abortions

    09/07/2018 1:36:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | September 7, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    An Indiana minister who claims to be a pro-life Christian testified against a religious freedom ruling Friday during U.S. Senate hearings on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Alicia Baker, a community development organizer and ordained Free Methodist Church minister from Indianapolis, urged the Senate to oppose Kavanaugh’s confirmation because of his decision to grant religious exemptions to the Obamacare HHS mandate. “If Judge Kavanaugh is confirmed, access to affordable birth control will be in jeopardy,” Baker said. “This committee and the Senate must weigh the harmful impact Judge Kavanaugh would have on the health and well being of so many...
  • Rembrandt Van Ryn: A Protestant Artist

    08/30/2018 1:50:31 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 15 replies
    Grace Evangelical Society ^ | 1992 | Arthur L. Farmstead
    Bob Jones University is what most would call a fundamentalist school. No one, however, should think that it has low academic standards or is anti-cultural. The heavy emphasis on producing Shakespeare’s plays, the gallery of great religious art, as well as an exact replica of the Jerusalem Chamber of Westminster Abbey tell us otherwise. One thing nearly all of us Protestants who have visited this beautiful and well-presented gallery cannot help noticing is the heavy preponderance, not only of Roman Catholic artists, but also of specifically Catholic themes. When Bob Jones, Jr. was challenged with the question, “Why do you...