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Hispanics turning evangelical, Jews secular

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Worship service attendance is up in New York City, but down among young adult Jews, according to recent studies. On the other hand, fewer Spanish-speaking teens are attending Catholic mass, but more are showing up at Evangelical churches. A recent […]

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Are All These Christians’ Complaints of Persecution Just So Much Empty Whining?

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The headlines are alarming: “Catholic-Owned Company Wins Religious Freedom Court Decision,” “Death Toll Rises to 65 in Boko Haram Attack on Students,” “Little Sisters Catholic Charity Victimized By Obamacare,” “Christians Sought Out, Murdered in the Kenyan Mall Massacre,” “Judicial Watch […]

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Focus on the Family’s President Says It’s Time to “Refocus”

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 It’s tough out there in the culture wars and Jim Daly has the battle scars to prove it. But does the top executive of Focus on the Family believe he can ever successfully declare a truce with forces that seem […]

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Who should be allowed to pray for Obama?

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It seems preposterous, but there’s a major debate over who is worthy to invoke the presence and blessing of the Almighty on the leaders of this land we love! So, who is qualified to pray for the President of the […]

Have Americans lost their faith … or just their trust in the old “mainline” churches?

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Do Americans have less faith in God? Or is their crisis of faith in the professional bureaucracies claiming to represent Him — particularly in the old, historic “mainline” denominations — the Presbyterians, Episcopalians, Lutherans, Disciples of Christ, Methodists and what remains of […]

Will black voters stay home in November?

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Has Barack Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage undermined his support among black churches? When President Barack Obama announced his support for homosexual marriage, a number of black pastors and Christian leaders were caught off guard – and even embarrassed. On the one […]

Why would “anti-bullying” youth convention speaker mock the Bible, Christian teens?

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The report is difficult to believe: A paid “anti-bullying” expert is caught on video ranting at a national convention of high schoolers and is recorded bullying the Christian kids who were offended by his obscenities. They quietly follow his advice […]

Challenges to faith, tradition swirl in Britain

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Is political correctness running amuck in Great Britain? Officials have decided to forbid British schoolchildren from having best friends. The government says it will back a ban on employees wearing crucifixes or any other Christian symbol. A court says UK […]

African leaders cite Christian, Muslim beliefs, tell British to quit pushing immorality

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Whether or not to legalize lifestyles they consider immoral should not be a requirement for receiving British foreign aid, a key African leader told Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday. Offended by the implication that Ghana’s former colonial masters […]

Evangelical, Catholic chaplains say they’ll perform no same-sex weddings

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Two large groups of the U.S. military’s chaplains say they will perform no same-sex weddings. “A coalition representing more than 2,000 Evangelical Christian military chaplains says its members will not perform homosexual ceremonies,” reports Jeremy Kryn of LifeSiteNews. “The Chaplain […]

Military chaplains won’t be forced to conduct same-sex marriages

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U.S. military chaplains asked to perform weddings will not be forced to violate their consciences nor the doctrines of their faith — and may decline to officiate nuptials for homosexual couples. The ruling came in a memo from Clifford Stanley, […]

Renegade clergy’s defiance threatens to split United Methodists

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Hundreds of United Methodist clergy are expressing deep concerns over a pledge made by a renegade group of fellow ministers to marry same-sex couples. Their concern is that if the pledge is carried through, the future of the denomination is […]

Facebook co-founder will fight North Carolina ban of homosexual marriages

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North Carolina voters have been granted a chance to vote on a constitutional amendment to define marriage as between one man and one woman next year. The state Senate has voted 30-16 to approve the measure Tuesday afternoon. State Senator Warren […]

Daily Mail: Scottish bishop calls same-sex marriage ‘cultural vandalism’

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Scotland’s Philip Tartaglia, a senior bishop in the Catholic church, says that any government which legalizes gay marriage is committing “cultural vandalism.” The Bishop of Paisley said that any such move by Scottish legislators would “shame Scotland in the eyes of […]

NY Times: Ethnic neighborhoods not thrilled with new homosexual marriage law

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Not everybody’s delighted with the New York state legislature’s controversial same-sex marriage law, particularly some of the Big Apple’s ethnic neighborhoods, writes Dan Bilefsky in the New York Times. “The legalization of same-sex marriage in New York State has been […]

Baptist Press: Leave Bert and Ernie out of homosexual debate

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Homosexual activist Lair Scott has initiated a petition that seeks to persuade the children’s program “Sesame Street” to “let Bert and Ernie get married,” reports Kelly Boggs in a commentary for Baptist Press. “For the uninitiated,” writes Boggs, “Bert and Ernie […]

International Business Times: NY protesters demand same-sex marriage go on the ballot

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“When same-sex marriage bill was passed by New York State Legislature on June 24, it apparently did not put an end to the gay marriage battle,” reports the International Business Times.  “If anything, it added coals to the fire. Once […]

African cardinal: Divine judgment will fall on priests who don’t oppose abortion, homosexuality

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Cardinal Robert Sarah has warned that priests who fail in their duty to oppose the breakdown of morality in modern society, particularly abortion and anti-family policies, will receive the condemnation of God. The African cardinal is president of the Pontifical […]

Legal challenge seeks to nullify New York’s homosexual marriage law

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A New York citizens group is challenging the state’s new law legalizing same-sex marriage, claiming improper procedure and back room payoffs should render the law “null and void.” In a lawsuit filed in the Supreme Court of the State of […]

Video pushing homosexual marriage mocks Christians, shows boys kissing

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Beliefnet’s John Kennedy reports a website in support of gay marriage in Minnesota has come out with a new vulgar video in which actors mock and slander Christians and even shows two young boys kissing each other.   The purpose of […]

Southern Illinois agency seeks to join lawsuit over homosexual adoption

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The charitable agency Catholic Social Services of Southern Illinois in Belleville has petitioned to join a lawsuit filed by the Catholic Charities agency in Springfield, Peoria and Joliet, Illinois. The suit seeks relief against efforts by the Illinois attorney general’s office and […]

Baptist Press: Obama would overturn state, federal Defense of Marriage Acts

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In a landmark legal brief that reads more like one from the ACLU or a gay legal group, the U.S. Justice Department argues that homosexuals exhibit immutable characteristics, have suffered a history of discrimination and that the federal government’s marriage […]

NY Times: Only two of six Anglican bishops to permit homosexual nuptials this Sunday

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Homosexual New York Episcopalians will be allowed on Sunday to get married by priests in Brooklyn and Queens, but not in the Bronx or Manhattan or on Staten Island; in Syracuse but not in Albany, reports the New York Times. […]

What did NY legislator not tell about “priest” who aplauded same-sex marriage vote?

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When New York state Senator James Alesi announced to gay “marriage” supporters recently that his priest “embraced” him at mass after he cast his vote for gay “marriage,” he failed to mention one important point – his priest and his […]

Americans’ freedom of speech at risk, warns New York archbishop

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  American Christians may one day find themselves facing legal penalties simply for believing marriage can only exist between a man and a woman, a fate already suffered by believers in other countries, writes New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan. Perhaps one […]

New York town clerk quits over gay marriage licenses

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By Dan Wiessner Reuters HUDSON, New York (Reuters) – A town clerk in western New York has resigned to avoid being forced to sign marriage licenses for gay and lesbian couples, citing religious objections to same-sex marriage. Laura Fotusky, the […]

Lawmakers order Pentagon to define marriage as between one man and one woman

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By KEVIN ECKSTROM Religion News Service WASHINGTON — House lawmakers voted Thursday (July 7) to order the Pentagon to uphold the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act that defines marriage as between one man and one woman. In an amendment to a larger […]

“Normalization of homosexuality” worries bestselling author

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    As he watches “gay pride” celebrations celebrating the legalization of homosexual marriage in New York — and the constant push in the media and the entertainment industry for acceptance of gay marriage, bestselling author John Piper worries that Americans […]

Vatican adviser: Deny communion to Cuomo over same-sex marriage stance

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A senior adviser to the Vatican, who is a theology professor in Detroit, blasted the Catholic governor of New York for his strong backing of same-sex marriage, saying that he should be punished for his “brazen” violation of Catholicism by […]

Catholic bishops: Shun lawmakers who voted for NY same-sex marriage

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By Elizabeth Tenety ~ from the Washington Post’s On Faith New York’s state’s Catholic bishops continue to blast the state’s passage of homosexual marriage this week, with one bishop calling on Catholic schools and other institutions to shun lawmakers in protest […]

Dutch anti-immigration legislator found innocent of hate speech

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(Reuters) – Dutch populist politician Geert Wilders was acquitted of inciting hatred of Muslims in a court ruling on Thursday. The case was seen by some as a test of free speech in a country which has a long tradition […]

NY Bishop: We Should Speak ‘Forcefully & Clearly’ Against Gay Marriage

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Top Catholic leaders in New York have wasted no time in voicing their continued opposition to gay marriage since Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that allowed same-sex couples to marry into law on Friday. Archbishop Timothy Dolan, the state’s […]

NY Pastor: Gay Marriage a ‘Cold, Hard Slap of God’s Face’

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The passage of a bill allowing gays and lesbians to marry by the state Senate on Friday, in fact, should leave Christians grieving – grieving that “our God has been offended,” said a New York pastor in his Sunday sermon. […]

200 Northern Illinois Methodist Clergy Vow To Bless Same-Sex Unions

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Some 200 United Methodist clergy of the church’s Northern Illinois Conference have pledged to bless same-sex unions in violation of the church’s policy on the matter, doing so despite the risk of suspension or defrocking. The Northern Illinois clergy’s declaration […]

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Hispanics turning evangelical, Jews secular
Worship service attendance is up in New York City, but down among young adult Jews, according to recent studies. On the other hand, fewer Spanish-speaking teens are attending Catholic mass, but more are showing up at Evangelical churches. [caption id="attachment_12343" align="alignleft" width="48

posted 3:10:30pm Nov. 05, 2013 | read full post »

Billy Graham: I know where I'm going
“Daddy thinks the Lord will allow him to live to 95,” said Franklin Graham recently. It was not a prophecy but a hope, Franklin explained, that he would live to see the beginning of a Christian re

posted 10:02:01am Oct. 24, 2013 | read full post »

Are All These Christians' Complaints of Persecution Just So Much Empty Whining?
The headlines are alarming: “Catholic-Owned Company Wins Religious Freedom Court Decision,” “Death Toll Rises to 65 in Boko Haram Attack on Students,” “Little Sisters Catholic Charity Victimized By Obamacare,” “Christians Sought Out, Murdered in the Kenyan Mall Massacre,” “Judicial

posted 2:41:26am Oct. 07, 2013 | read full post »

How can Christians defend themselves against today's random violence?
So, a crazed gunman opens fire and you’re caught in the middle. How can you survive? Heroes come in all sorts of packages. And they wield all sorts of defensive weapons. Such as guns and Jesus. Sometimes both at the same time. [caption id="attachment_12246" align="alignleft" width="480"] Ant

posted 2:53:48pm Sep. 27, 2013 | read full post »

Does Sunday Morning Church Really Need All This Glitter, Showmanship and Gimmickry?
What’s wrong with church today? Are we in danger of turning worship into a flashy concert? Of watering down the message so nobody is offended? Of forgetting the simplicity of the Gospel? I grew up with a preacher’s kid. He was a fake following in the footsteps of his flimflamming father who d

posted 11:26:20am Sep. 20, 2013 | read full post »

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