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  • Pastor faces eviction for hosting home Bible study

    08/16/2018 9:21:59 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 17 replies
    Zloto News ^ | 08/16/2018 | ZlotoNews
    A semi-retired Lutheran minister in Fredericksburg, Virginia faces the possibility of being evicted from a senior living community because he’s been hosting a small Bible study in the privacy of his apartment, his attorney alleges. First Liberty Institute, a law firm that specializes in religious liberty cases, is representing Pastor Ken Hauge. The pastor has accused the management of The Evergreens at Smith Run of a pattern of verbal abuse and harassment directed at Christians who live in the complex. “The threat of eviction follows repeated religious discrimination by The Evergreens management, including forcing Hauge to refer to his event...
  • This Cake Baker Won At The Supreme Court. Now The State Is Trying To Get Revenge

    08/15/2018 11:45:47 AM PDT · by detective · 68 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 15, 2018 | Bre Payton
    Colorado is trying to compel the same baker who just won a Supreme Court case into baking a second cake that violates his religious beliefs. Masterpiece Cakeshop’s Jack Phillips, who won a Supreme Court case in June, is once again being harangued by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission for refusing to bake a cake with a pro-LGBTQ message. Alliance Defending Freedom filed a federal lawsuit late Tuesday night against the commission on his behalf, over the state’s second attempt to compel him to bake a cake with a message that violates his religious beliefs. Two months ago, the Supreme Court...
  • Religious website triggers complaint against Edwards Air Force Base brigadier general

    08/15/2018 7:02:14 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    L A Times ^ | Aug 13, 2018 | Sarah Parvini
    On Sunday, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation made an official demand to Defense Secretary James N. Mattis to “immediately and comprehensively” investigate Air Force Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert. At issue is Teichert’s website, called “Prayer at Lunchtime for the United States,” in which the commander says he encourages “Bible-believing Americans to take time to specifically pray for our nation at lunchtime every day.” Teichert commands the 412th Test Wing and is also the installation commander, according to the Edwards website. On his religious website, Teichert goes only by “John,” and writes that he is an active duty brigadier general...
  • Teleios Research Estimates Government Aid to Persecuted Countries

    08/14/2018 6:18:26 AM PDT · by Teleios Research
    PRLOG ^ | August 14, 2018 | William C. Stewart
    We evaluated the amount of United States government aid (total and military) as well as trade policy with the top 50 countries on the Open Doors persecution of Christians list website (https://www.opendoorsusa.org/2018-world-watch-list-report/). The primary source noted of persecution in each country in the Open Doors list was: Islamic oppression (n=33), dictatorial paranoia (n=6), religious nationalism* (n=5), communist and post-communist oppression (n=4), or organized crime and corruption (n=2). We used the Office of the United States Trade Representative website (https://ustr.gov/) and the US Agency of International Development website (https://www.usaid.gov/) as the primary sources of information supplemented by Google searches. We collected:...
  • Christian group kicked off campus for requiring its leaders to be Christian

    08/10/2018 3:59:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/9/18 | Nicole Russell
    Another student-led group is suing a university because the school kicked the group off campus for requiring student leaders to agree with their faith tenets. The University of Iowa told InterVarsity Christian Fellowship they weren’t allowed to hold their meetings on campus because they require their members to hold to specific faith standards and kicked them out — in response, InterVarsity sued. The University of Iowa did the same thing last year with Business Leaders in Christ, or BLinC. This kind of blatant discrimination — one that infringes on religious freedom via the pretense of protecting other kids’ feelings —...
  • Nine-year-old Indian girl from Christian convert family gang-raped and murdered

    08/10/2018 5:22:15 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    A nine-year-old girl from an Indian family that had recently converted to Christianity was gang-raped and murdered on Sunday, 5 August, in Punjab state. Anjali Masih was playing with her friends in the city of Gurdaspur, near the Pakistan border, when a group of men lured her away by showing her a guava. She was then gang-raped and strangled with a telephone wire. Local Christians told World Watch Monitor that there has been a rise in anti-Christian feeling in the area, which is predominantly Hindu and Sikh, since a number of families converted to Christianity. One Christian, who did not...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Underground priests removed in China for holding summer youth camp

    08/09/2018 8:32:34 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Catholic News Service via Crux ^ | August 9, 2018 | Contributor
    In Catholic News Service, Global ChurchCatholic News ServiceAug 9, 2018 CONTRIBUTORChinese Catholics pray in late January in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Beijing. (Credit: Roman Pilipey/EPA via CNS.) Two underground parish priests in China's Gansu province have been removed after being accused of holding a summer camp for a youth group at their church. GANSU, China - Two underground parish priests in China’s Gansu province have been removed after being accused of holding a summer camp for a youth group at their church.Father Wang Yiqin of Hui county and Father Li Shidong of Leling in Shandong province...
  • Billboards Showing Pastor Holding Bible Removed After Complaints

    08/09/2018 1:53:53 PM PDT · by OddLane · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 9, 2018 | Fox and Friends
    Billboards showing evangelist Pastor Greg Laurie holding a Bible were removed from popular Southern California malls after numerous complaints. Laurie, who leads the multi-campus Harvest Christian Fellowship, contracted a real estate company to post the billboards to promote an upcoming SoCal Harvest event at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. The billboards were displayed at several locations, including Fashion Island in Orange County and the Irvine Spectrum Center in Irvine. After receiving complaints -- including a "serious threat" -- the company asked that the billboards be revised to remove the image of the Bible.
  • Christian Persecution Around the World

    08/09/2018 1:51:58 PM PDT · by detective · 3 replies
    Front Page ^ | August 9, 2018 | Jack Kerwick
    Pope Francis, the Holy See of the church to which I’ve belonged my entire life and that I continue to regularly attend, has spent relatively little time during his tenure devoting much energy to underscoring the Church’s traditional, however Politically Incorrect, positions on such hotbed issues as abortion, same-sex marriage, and, say, Jesus’s unique standing in God’s economy of salvation. And even though it is the baptismal promise of every Roman Catholic to renounce Satan and all of his works, to unequivocally repudiate evil wherever it rears its hideous head, Francis scarcely speaks to the abominations of the world. He...
  • Holy war: Franklin Graham shreds 'vile' media

    08/08/2018 5:00:31 PM PDT · by Maudeen · 13 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 8/8/2018 | Bob Unruh
    'I've never seen such hatred poured out against such a good man' Franklin Graham, chief of Samaritan’s Purse as well as the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, is pulling no punches in his criticism of the New York Times. His comments appeared on Facebook regarding an opinion piece published by the newspaper.
  • Christian heartland opens window into fight for China’s soul

    08/07/2018 12:46:38 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 3 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | Aug 7, 2018 | Yanan Wang
    The 62-year-old Chinese shopkeeper had waited nearly his entire adult life to see his dream of building a church come true — a brick house with a sunny courtyard and spacious hall with room for 200 believers. But in March, about a dozen police officers and local officials suddenly showed up at the church on his property and made the frightened congregants disperse. They ordered that the cross, a painting of the Last Supper and Bible verse calligraphy be taken down. And they demanded that all services stop until each person along with the church itself was registered with the...
  • Letter by climate change scientists urging prosecution of skeptics deemed a 'mistake'

    06/02/2016 9:57:39 AM PDT · by detective · 50 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 2, 2016 | Rick Moran
    Truncated title. Full title:Letter by climate change scientists urging prosecution of skeptics deemed a 'mistake' and 'withdrawn' You would think the group of 20 or so climate change scientists who sent a letter to President Obama urging him to prosecute climate skeptics under the RICO statute would have consulted a PR firm before they made asses of themselves to the whole country. But now, the learned men of science have hired Climate Nexus, a PR firm specializing in spinning global warming news. The letter - a move the PR firm called a "big mistake" - has been "withdrawn" and a...
  • Famed Chinese artist Ai Weiwei posts video of authorities destroying his Beijing studio

    08/06/2018 9:47:41 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 12 replies
    CBS ^ | Aug 4, 2018 | Associated Press
    Chinese artist Ai Weiwei says authorities have begun razing his Beijing studio. The frequent government critic says on his Instagram account the demolition began Friday without prior notice and posted videos of an excavator smashing the windows of his "Zuoyou" studio. The studio in the northeast Beijing suburbs has been Ai's primary work space since 2006, although his has mostly been based in Europe in recent years. It's unclear whether the demolition is targeting Ai. Beijing authorities have demolished large swaths of the suburbs in the past year in a building safety campaign, typically giving at least several days' notice....
  • LGBT—ism versus Christianity

    07/27/2018 11:20:49 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 19 replies
    https://www.thecatholicthing.org ^ | July 27, 2018 | David Carlin
    In the old days you had to be rather literate if you wished to be an anti-Christian. That is, you had to read a few books. You had to be able to follow an argument. Two centuries ago you would read Voltaire or Tom Paine. And in the late 1800s you’d read Herbert Spencer or Thomas Henry Huxley. And in the first half of the 20th century you would read Freud or Bertrand Russell or John Dewey. (Dewey never explicitly attacked Christianity. He simply took it for granted that we are already living in a post-Christian world.) Since then, however,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] For Fr. Phillips, A Study in Contrasts

    07/23/2018 10:30:20 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | July 23, 2018 | Steve Skojec
    Over at Mahound’s Paradise, St. John Cantius parishioner Oakes Spalding has a post up about Fr. Frank Phillips, who, having not been allowed to return to the parish he built up as a center of Catholic restoration in America, will be sent to St. Louis by his superior, where his larger order, the Resurrectionists, have a seminary. In a series of simple photographs, Spalding contrasts the differences between where Fr. Phillips is going and what he has created. Here’s a sample: As you can see, the “Where Fr. Phillips is Going” images, below, are the three featured photographs on the...
  • Democrats Will Impose A Religious Test On SCOTUS Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

    07/11/2018 10:49:20 AM PDT · by detective · 29 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 10, 2018 | John Daniel Davidson
    The American Left equates sincere religious faith with bigotry. That’s why Kavanaugh will face a religious test from Senate Democrats in his confirmation hearings. n his remarks Monday night upon accepting President Trump’s nomination to the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh said this: “My judicial philosophy is straightforward. A judge must be independent, and must interpret the law, not make the law. A judge must interpret statutes as written, and a judge must interpret the Constitution as written, informed by history and tradition and precedent.” You’d think that would be enough to settle the question of whether Kavanaugh is fit to...
  • David Limbaugh: The Democratic Party's Christian Problem

    07/09/2018 9:22:33 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 36 replies
    CNS ^ | July 9; 2018 | David Limbaugh
    People on the left are outraged when you question their patriotism, their dedication to the nation as founded and their respect for the Constitution as originally written, but they continually vindicate our concerns. The most recent example is the left's unhinged mania at Judge Amy Coney Barrett's inclusion on President Trump's list of potential Supreme Court appointees. In times of perceived crisis — and this is certainly one of those times for leftists — they show their colors, and you can color them militantly opposed to Barrett, in large part because of her Catholicism. And guess what else. Rumor is...
  • "Power Made Perfect in Weakness" (Sermon on 2 Corinthians 12:1-10)

    07/07/2018 10:03:11 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 6 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | July 8, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Power Made Perfect in Weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:1-10) The words that engage our attention this morning and that will bring comfort to our souls are these verses from our Epistle reading, 2 Corinthians 12:9-10, where St. Paul writes: “But he [the Lord] said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am...
  • Canadian Man Faces 2 Years in Prison for Passing Out Jesus Saves Pamphlets at Gay Pride Parade

    07/02/2018 5:05:59 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 32 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 6/30/18 | Anugrah Kumar
    A Christian bus driver in Toronto has been charged with a "hate crime" for distributing pamphlets saying homosexuality can lead to diseases and that Jesus can save gay people if they repent. Bill Whatcott "distributed anti-gay material which promoted hatred toward the gay community," Toronto Police Service said in a statement, adding that he was arrested in Calgary and later returned to Toronto. The 51-year-old Christian man was charged with "willful promotion of hatred against an identifiable group, namely the gay community." The pamphlets he allegedly distributed said homosexuality is associated with sexually transmitted diseases, including HPV of the rectum,...
  • FBI head proves Washington has a vendetta against Trump

    06/17/2018 8:04:02 AM PDT · by libstripper · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 17, 2108 | Michael Goodwin
    As FBI director Christopher Wray started giving his response to the blistering report on the Hillary Clinton investigation, I hoped he would accept the findings as proof the agency lost its way and must be shaken to its foundation. By the time he finished talking, I felt ­naive for daring to hope. Wray’s performance was worse than disappointing. It was infuriating proof that it will take more than one election to change the corrupt culture of Washington.