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  • Why Ex-Churchgoers Flocked to Trump

    01/18/2019 10:40:40 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 32 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 1-17-19 | Timothy Carney
    (Skip) The best way to describe Trump’s support in the Republican primaries—when he was running against the likes of Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, John Kasich—would be: white evangelicals who do not go to church. Geoffrey Layman, a political science professor at the University of Notre Dame, noticed this during the primaries, writing: “Trump does best among evangelicals with one key trait: They don’t really go to church.” While writing my forthcoming book, Alienated America, my research assistant Nick Saffran and I crunched some numbers provided by Emily Ekins of the Voter Study Group. We broke down Republican primary...
  • Christians and Muslims Together Commemorate 800th Anniv of Encounter Between St Francis and Sultan

    01/18/2019 6:03:46 PM PST · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Agenzia Fides ^ | 1/15/19
    Lahore (Agenzia Fides) - To commemorate the historic event of the encounter between St. Francis with the Sultan of Egypt, AL-Kamil in the year 1219, modernize it in today's Pakistan, launching a universal message of tolerance, friendship, dialogue, common commitment for peace: in this spirit the National Commission for Interreligious Dialogue and Ecumenism, within the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Pakistan, organized a meeting to inaugurate the activities that, in 2019, will commemorate the event in Pakistan 800 years ago, in the name of Islamic-Christian dialogue. As Agenzia Fides learns, Franciscan Sebastian Shaw, Archbishop of Lahore and President of the...
  • Left Opens War On All Religious Schools By Targeting Where Karen Pence Works

    01/17/2019 11:25:42 AM PST · by detective · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 17, 2019 | Chad Felix Greene
    Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, started at a job this week teaching art at Immanuel Christian School in Northern Virginia. Its not a school where everyone is welcome. Vice President Mike Pences private religious views have been a remarkably common aspect of liberal commentary. Pence is one of the most polite and respectful religious people ever, if the headlines about him are to be taken into context. The most recent was a breathless HuffPost headline that read, Karen Pence Is Working At A School That Bans LGBTQ Employees And Kids. It begins with a dark and somber...
  • Rahaf's Saudi Family Will Never, Ever Stop Coming After Her

    01/15/2019 4:44:07 PM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 15, 2019 | Phyllis Chesler
    The Saudi teen remains in real and terrible danger because she has renounced Islam. Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, a Saudi teenager, has just tried to save her own lifeand in so doing, has risked death for shaming her family and her country. Rahaf fled her family vacation in Kuwait, took a plane to Bangkok, barricaded herself in her hotel room at the airport and began posting about her plight on social media. She demandedpolitical asylum. Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition. In this case, the ammunition is digital and governmental. Via her smartphone, Rahaf claimed that she had renounced Islam...
  • Are Democrats Testing a Future Strategy against Amy Coney Barrett?

    01/15/2019 5:00:29 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 11 Jan, 2019 | Alexandra DeSanctis
    One way to understand the Democratic opposition to the judicial nomination of Brian Buescher over his membership in the Catholic group the Knights of Columbus is as a test run in preventing their worst nightmare: the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Democratic senators Kamala Harris (Calif.) and Mazie Hirono (Hawaii) targeted Buescher during his confirmation hearing and in written questions late last year, suggesting that his Catholic beliefs would lead him to rule against abortion rights, as well as that his membership in the Knights could be enough to disqualify him from serving as a...
  • Mecca's Grand Mosque Plagued By Swarms Of Locusts

    01/14/2019 9:56:33 AM PST · by McQ444 · 14 replies
    NN ^ | 2019-01-14 21:00 | Jay Greenberg
    Mecca's grand mosque in Saudi Arabia was hit with a plague of biblical proportions this week when a huge swarm of locusts descended upon the Islamic holy site. A number of videos were uploaded online showing locusts creeping around the Islamic pilgrimage hub, crawling their way across the stone slabs, providing a small snapshot of what Pharaoh saw during the Passover thousands of years ago.
  • Huntington Beach family sues school district over students right to hand out fliers

    01/12/2019 2:49:57 AM PST · by blueplum · 7 replies
    The Press Enterprise ^ | 11 Jan 2019 | Deepa Bharath, OC Register
    Full title: Huntington Beach family sues school district over students right to hand out fliers promoting Bring Your Bible to School Day HUNTINGTON BEACH A Los Angeles-based conservative Christian group has filed a federal lawsuit against the Huntington Beach City School District on behalf of two children, alleging they were unlawfully prohibited from distributing fliers promoting Bring Your Bible to School Day. The lawsuit, filed Monday, Jan. 7 by Freedom X in United States District Court in Santa Ana, alleges that the school district violated the First Amendment rights of Micah Bausch, 10, and Nieka Bausch, 8, by curtailing...
  • The Fall of the Aztecs, The Bloody Path to Tenochtitlan

    01/09/2019 10:35:33 PM PST · by vannrox · 103 replies
    War History Online ^ | 15NOV17 | Greg Jackson
    Tenochtitlan was an absolutely amazing city. The city was larger than any in Europe at the time and held approximately 200,000 people with some estimates as high as 350,000. Built over 100 years or so on Lake Texcoco, the city was impressively organized. Being built on the lake meant that land platforms were created as needed in an orderly fashion leaving clean canal streets for canoe traffic and multiple bridges and paths for pedestrians. Each neighborhood was distinct and had its required services from schools to garbage collectors. The city also had fabulous amenities befitting a great city. Huge gardens...
  • Man finds a stethoscope with unusual powers.

    01/03/2019 11:59:27 AM PST · by navysealdad · 23 replies
    Man finds a stethoscope with unusual powers. An interesting advertisement. Watch it until the end! See if you can guess what is being advertised before you get to the end. You WILL be SURPRISED!!!
  • The Cult of Global Warming (Saturbray)

    12/29/2018 8:14:51 AM PST · by bray · 12 replies
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 11/29/18 | bray
    Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. John 14:6 The cult of Marxism has to get stronger and more stringent for people to do what is against their own good. We have an economy which is getting better by the day and people still want to turn back to the economic malaise of Barack Hussein thanks to the worship of Global Warming. You see it especially well in the media as each and every talking head tries to outdo each other as they preach their...
  • Swedish State TV: Virgin Mary cloned herself, and Jesus was transgender

    12/27/2018 4:42:47 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 22 replies
    The birth of Jesus, which is celebrated on Christmas Day, occurred without his having a biological father. State owned SVT, however, has solved the mystery of the virgin birth. Jesus or Virgin Mary may have been transsexual, they reason. Was Jesus born as a girl? SVT asks and believes they have found support for that theory in science. SVTs claim is not the Biblical account of the virgin birth, but that Mary became pregnant with Joseph or someone else. But the highly biased, left-wing channel has launched a more gender-modern theory: A phenomenon known as parthenogenesis. It occurs among algae,...
  • China Raging: Why is Chinese leader Xi Jinping, raging against religion, especially Christianity?

    12/27/2018 11:18:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/27/2018 | Wallace Henley
    What is happening in China? Why is Chinese leader Xi Jinping, raging against religion, including Buddhism, Islam, and especially Christianity? Psalm 2 poses the question rhetorically, in the context of what has proven to be a historic phenomenon: Why are the nations in an uproar (a rage) And the peoples devising a vain thing? The kings of the earth take their stand And the rulers take counsel together Against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying Let us tear their fetters apart And cast away their cords from us! From Nero to Lenin and Stalin, Hitler, the Kims of North...
  • Ocasio-Cortez Must Have Missed Sunday School Because Even Her Account of Jesus' Birth Is False

    12/26/2018 4:52:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 26, 2018 | Beth Bauman
    Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the socialist darling from New York, never seems to take a break from political gaffes, even on Christmas. Instead, she used the day to push the false notion that Jesus was a refugee. Joy to the World! Merry Christmas everyone - heres to a holiday filled with happiness, family, and love for all people. ??(Including refugee babies in mangers + their parents.) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) December 25, 2018 For all the anti-immigrant pundits uncomfortable with and denying that Christs family were refugees, too: https://t.co/lLQCupyG3N Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) December 25, 2018 It wasn't long before conservatives tore into...
  • Dem senators flirting with a religious test for judicial nominees

    12/25/2018 7:52:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/25/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    The ugly specter of religious bigotry reared its disgusting head during Senate confirmation of the nomination of Brian Buescher for a federal judgeship. The Constitution’s Article VI, Clause 3 clearly specifies that “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States,” but that must be news to Senators Mazie Hirono and Kamala Harris. Ed Condon of the Catholic News Agency reports:  A judicial nominee faced questions from Senators this month about whether membership in the Knights of Columbus might impede his ability to judge federal cases fairly. The...
  • LeBron James apologises for 'Jewish money' Instagram post

    12/24/2018 7:17:08 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 70 replies
    BBC News ^ | December 24, 2018
    Basketball star LeBron James has apologised after sharing a lyric about "Jewish money" on social media - saying he thought it was a compliment. James was called out over the lyric - which comes from a song by US rapper 21 Savage - after he shared it with his 45.8m followers on Instagram. But James said it was not his intent "to hurt anyone" with Saturday's post. "Apologies, for sure, if I offended anyone," he told sports channel ESPN on Sunday. "That's not why I chose to share that lyric. I always [post lyrics]. That's what I do. I ride...
  • Witchcraft Moves to the Mainstream in America as Christianity Declines - and has Trump in its Sights

    12/21/2018 6:26:50 PM PST · by marshmallow · 37 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/21/18 | Rachel Ray
    Witchcraft is thriving in the US, with an estimated 1.5 million Americans now identifying as witches - more than the total number of Presbyterians. As Christianity declines across the country, paganism has swung to the mainstream, with witchcraft paraphernalia for sale on every high street and practises normalised across popular culture. In the past two years, it has also become darkly politicised. Dakota Bracciale, a 29-year-old transgender/queer witch and co-owner of Catland Books and witch shop in Brooklyn, is pleased with the outcome of the ritual hex placed on US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in October. The curse, carried...
  • Football coach is fired for attending funeral of teen he 'bullied' against his parents' wishes...

    12/17/2018 12:53:25 PM PST · by Morgana · 90 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | DECEMBER 17, 2018 | Jennifer Smith
    FULL TITLE: Football coach is fired for attending funeral of teen he 'bullied' against his parents' wishes then taunting them on Facebook after the service where the boy's parents say the priest painted their son as a 'sinner' A full version of the homily LaCuesta's homily has also emerged but it does not make reference to heaven as the boy's parents said it did. According to the version which was circulated on Monday, the priest said: 'I think that we must not call what is bad good, what is wrong right. 'Because we are Christians, we must say what we...
  • God's Name Will not be Mentioned

    12/15/2018 5:12:11 PM PST · by pcottraux · 24 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | December 15, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    Gods Name Will Not be Mentioned By Philip Cottraux I personally think theres no such thing as an atheist. Deep down inside, everyone knows theres a God. Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness (Romans 2:15). The reality is they dont believe He doesnt exist; they hate Him. The war against everything related to God, the intense hatred of all religion, and the burning desire to scrub any mention of His name from society betrays their true feelings. The murky reference to separation of church and state is a thinly-veiled false...
  • The Everlasting Gospel: The Mystery of the Bread of Life

    12/12/2018 7:47:38 PM PST · by amessenger4god · 3 replies
    Unsealed ^ | 12/12/2018 | Hillary
    Then the angel said to them, Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. (Luke 2:10-11) The gospel was always and ever meant to be good news. It tells us who God is and how we can be saved. For many, the modern gospel has become a fear-based method of behavior control and doubt and jumping through hoops, just in case the how didnt work, or in...
  • Family breakdown explains social unrest

    12/12/2018 11:55:22 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Star Parker ^ | December 11, 2018 | Star Parker
    Weakening of the family generally occurs in an environment of weakening of religion. As France is gripped by civil disorder, many commentators identify, quite correctly, as the culprit the outsized burden that France's bloated welfare state places on its citizens. According a recent report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the highest tax burden in the industrialized world is in France 46.1 percent of GDP. In the United States, it is 27 percent, which includes taxes paid at all levels of government federal, state and local. Welfare state spending in France is 32 percent of GDP,...