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  • The Left’s Religious War Against America - Greenfield

    10/15/2018 12:56:17 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 6 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | October 15, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Left’s Religious War Against America What’s really driving leftist anger and hatred. October 12, 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. 69% of progressives are ashamed to be Americans, but 63% are proud of their political ideology instead. The majority don’t attend religious services, but 73% list politics as their preoccupation. Religiously unaffiliated voters are the most excited about attending political rallies and marches. Numbers from one poll showed that, "religiously unaffiliated Democrats were more than twice as likely...
  • "Cross Controversy: Religious Symbols in Wayne County May Have to Go" (I love my town)

    10/12/2018 3:55:33 PM PDT · by Celerity · 17 replies
    WNEP ^ | 10/08/2018 | Jim Hamill
    HONESDALE, Pa. -- Lighted religious symbols in Wayne County may have to go dark. Borough leaders were told an illuminated cross and star celebrating the holidays in a public park are unconstitutional. The cross and star are in a public park in Honesdale. A Newswatch 16 investigation found borough leaders are only now finding out about a letter sent to the mayor months ago claiming both are unconstitutional and should be removed. The Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter to the mayor of Honesdale back in June. It says someone filed a complaint about the star and cross on...
  • Politics as the New Religion for Progressive Democrats

    10/11/2018 1:35:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | October 11, 2018 | by Emma Green
    The voters who are most amped for the 2018 elections look elite in nearly every way. They are Democrats, college-educated, and largely secular. They are likely to be women, but they’re not necessarily white or particularly young. These are the people who might post rants about Donald Trump on Facebook or harass their friends to donate to Planned Parenthood. They may sign petitions on Change.org or follow the Facebook page of the U.S. Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke, even though they don’t live in Texas. Maybe they attended the Women’s March two years ago, or the March for Our Lives this...
  • 'Good Chance' Turkey will release American pastor tomorrow

    10/11/2018 4:08:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | October 11, 2018 | Shawn Carrié, Yahoo! News
    ISTANBUL – American Pastor Andrew Brunson, whose detention in Turkey has sparked a tense standoff between Ankara and Washington, will likely be released following a hearing scheduled for Friday, according to his lawyer. “There is a good chance he could walk free,” Brunson’s lawyer, Ismail Cem Haravut told Yahoo News. Brunson, a Christian preacher from North Carolina, became the center a diplomatic row between Ankara and Washington after Turkey jailed on terrorism charges. Ankara accuses Brunson of having links to groups guilty of orchestrating a failed coup attempt in 2016, through the small evangelical he has run in the coastal...
  • Christian Woman Appeals Death Sentence for ‘Insulting’ Prophet Muhammad

    10/07/2018 8:59:39 AM PDT · by ZeroToHero · 51 replies
    NN ^ | 10/07/18 | Jay Greenberg
    The Supreme Court will hear a Catholic Christian woman's final appeal against her sentencing of execution after she was found guilty of "insulting" the prophet Muhammad.
  • NCC Calls for Withdrawal of Kavanaugh Nomination

    10/03/2018 11:41:25 PM PDT · by blueplum · 66 replies
    The National Council of Churches (NCC) ^ | 03 Oct 2018 | staff/Steven Martin
    The National Council of Churches (NCC) calls for the withdrawal of the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States. We believe he has disqualified himself from this lifetime appointment and must step aside immediately. We note several reasons for this. During his appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Judge Kavanaugh exhibited extreme partisan bias and disrespect towards certain members of the committee and thereby demonstrated that he possesses neither the temperament nor the character essential for a member of the highest court in our nation. In addition, his testimony before the Judiciary Committee included...
  • US Schools BAN Christian Prayer Before Football Games Because of 'Complaint'

    09/27/2018 11:33:17 AM PDT · by McQ444 · 20 replies
    NN ^ | 2018-09-26 21:00 | Jacky Murphy
    Traditional Christian prayer before football games has been banned in 18 schools across the US following a complaint.
  • By Serving Kremlin rather than Christ, Moscow Patriarchate Now a Small National Church

    09/22/2018 7:29:21 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 10 replies
    Blogger ^ | Sep 2018 | Ilya Zabezhinsky
    Ilya Zabezhinsky, an Orthodox commentator from the Northern capital [of St. Petersburg], says that the Russian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate by its promotion of the Kremlin’s agenda of “a Russian world” has failed in its Christian mission to the peoples of the former USSR and been reduced to a small national church of the Russian Federation. Under Patriarch Kirill and President Vladimir Putin, the writer says, the Russian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate has become “the ideological department of the powers that be of the Russian Federation and essentially ceased to be the Russian Orthodox Church. Instead,...
  • 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...
  • Yom Kippur and Kol Nidre

    09/18/2018 11:55:04 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    Various | September 18, 2018
    Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year, begins today at sundown and ends tomorrow at sundown. The evening service begins with the Kol Nidre. It has a haunting melody. Listen. This is the translation from Aramaic: All vows, obligations, oaths, and anathemas, whether called ‘konam,’ ‘konas,’ or by any other name, which we may vow, or swear, or pledge, or whereby we may be bound, from this Day of Atonement until the next (whose happy coming we await), we do repent. May they be deemed absolved, forgiven, annulled, and void, and made of no effect; they shall not...
  • Catholic church rapidly disappearing from Netherlands, archbishop says

    09/18/2018 2:20:30 AM PDT · by Salman · 18 replies
    NLTimes.nl ^ | September 14, 2018 | Janene Pieters
    The Catholic Church is rapidly disappearing from the Netherlands. Over ten years the entire archdiocese of Utrecht will probably only consist of 10 to 15 churches that still hold the Eucharistic celebrations, compared to the current 280 churches, Archbishop Wim Eijk said in an interview with the Gelderlander. According to Eijk, 10 percent of the parishes in his diocese are actually bankrupt, 10 percent are still rich and the other 80 percent are somewhere in between. The aging Catholic population and a rapid decline in church attendance is causing a problematic situation. Every year catholic church attendance decreases by 5...
  • The Catholic League on the Catholic Church's Sex Abuse Scandal

    09/13/2018 3:15:49 PM PDT · by jcpryor · 1 replies
    The Chris Pryor Show ^ | 9/13/2018 | Chris Pryor
    Rick Hinshaw is the Communications Director for the Catholic League. Rick joins the show to discuss the Catholic Church's sex abuse scandal and other political threats facing the Church.
  • The Religious Typology

    09/09/2018 12:03:07 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 12 replies
    Pew Research Center ^ | August 29, 2018 | Pew Research Center
    Most U.S. adults identify with a particular religious denomination or group. They describe themselves as Catholic, Baptist, Methodist, Jewish, Mormon or Muslim– to name just a few... The new typology sorts Americans into seven groups based on the religious and spiritual beliefs they share, how actively they practice their faith, the value they place on their religion, and the other sources of meaning and fulfillment in their lives... Sunday Stalwarts are the most religious group. Not only do they actively practice their faith, but they also are deeply involved in their religious congregations. God-and-Country Believers are less active in church...
  • The Dangers of Scientism

    09/08/2018 4:27:25 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 28 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | September 8, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    The Dangers of Scientism By Philip Cottraux “Science, like other outmoded systems, is destroying itself. As it gains in power, it proves itself incapable of handling the power. Because things are going very fast now…it will be in everyone’s hands. It will be in kits for backyard gardeners. Experiments for schoolchildren. Cheap labs for terrorists and dictators. And that will force everyone to ask the question - ‘What should I do with my power?’ Which is the very question science says it cannot answer.” -Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park****** Atheists often accuse religious people of being anti-science. They cite past examples...
  • Pope Francis Orders Cardinal Donald Wuerl to Leave US to 'Avoid Arrest'

    09/01/2018 12:12:01 PM PDT · by JonnyFive · 55 replies
    NN ^ | 09/01/18 | Riva Mendoza
    Pope Francis has told Cardinal Donald Wuerl to leave the United States if he wants to avoid being arrested by authorities, according to Church Militant's Michael Voris.
  • NYT: The Religion of Whiteness Becomes a Suicide Cult

    08/31/2018 6:36:44 AM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 19 replies
    .....a little religion from the NYT this Friday! The Religion of Whiteness Becomes a Suicide Cult A wounded and swaggering identity geopolitics puts the world in grave danger. “White men,” an obscure Australian academic named Charles Henry Pearson predicted in his 1893 book “National Life and Character: A Forecast,” would be “elbowed and hustled, and perhaps even thrust aside” by people they had long regarded as their inferiors — “black and yellow races.” China, in particular, would be a major threat. Pearson, prone to terrors of racial extinction while living in a settler colony in an Asian neighborhood, thought it...
  • Lawsuit: Oregon construction worker fired for refusing to attend Bible study

    08/30/2018 6:29:05 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 58 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | 8/29/18 | Aimee Green
    A 34-year-old man has filed an $800,000 lawsuit against a Albany construction company, claiming the owner fired him after he refused to attend weekly Bible study. Ryan Coleman’s lawsuit states that he discovered only after he was hired as a painter for Dahled Up Construction that the job entailed more than just fixing up homes. According to Coleman and his lawsuit, owner Joel Dahl told him all employees were required to partake in regular Bible study sessions led by a Christian pastor during the work day, while on the clock. Coleman told Dahl that the requirement was illegal, but Dahl...
  • Rabbi: “UN is Replacement Theology on Steroids”

    08/30/2018 9:39:59 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 12 replies
    Breaking Israel News ^ | 8/30/2018 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    “Replacement theology is a Christian doctrine which states that Jews rejected Jesus and caused his death, so God rejected them and the new spiritual Israel is the Church and Jerusalem is Rome,” Spiro explained to Breaking Israel News. “So, on that level, the UN is not espousing a theological replacement theology. But on a political level they are definitely practicing replacement theology.”
  • High School Football Star Whose Dying Wish is to Abolish Abortion in Texas Dies at 16

    08/30/2018 6:18:53 AM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 18 replies
    Faithwire ^ | 8-30-2018 | Will Maule
    Read this uplifting, faith building account....his story will bless you...and strengthen you in this time of darkness... ""A high school football star who made it his dying wish to abolish the practice of abortion in his home state of Texas has died after a short battle with cancer. Jeremiah Thomas, son of Rusty Thomas, who is the director of pro-life organization “Operation Save America,” passed away on Sunday evening after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of bone cancer earlier this year. “Warrior Down!” Rusty posted on Facebook, announcing the sad news. “Jeremiah has finished the last lap of the...
  • china-demolishes-hundreds-churches-and-confiscates-bibles-during-crackdown-christianity

    08/29/2018 1:29:40 AM PDT · by JohnThree3to16 · 26 replies
    https://www.virtueonline.org/china-demolishes-hundreds-churches-and-confiscates-bibles-during-crackdown-christianity