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Nov 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via THE LOCAL: Femen, the women's rights group known for topless protests, took their act to a new level of provocation on Friday with an explicitly sexually suggestive demonstration in front of the Vatican. In what they described as a protest over Pope Francis's upcoming visit to the European Parliament, three members of the group appeared on ...

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Nov 10, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

RENO, Nev. – A Mormon bishop in Los Angeles apologized Sunday for the tone of a blog saying Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was unworthy to enter the faith's temples, but stood by his criticism of Reid's stands on some issues. Mark Paredes' blog, titled "Good Riddance to Harry Reid, the Mormon Senate Leader," drew ...

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Nov 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Excerpted from WND: A former Navy chaplain who made headlines for being court martialed for praying in Jesus’ name has been elected to the Colorado State House of Representatives. Former Chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt, nicknamed “Chaps,” won the seat Tuesday in Colorado House District 15 with more than 70 percent of the vote. His work will begin in ...

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Nov 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Associated Press: U.S. Roman Catholic bishops are gathering at a moment of turbulence for them and the American church, as Pope Francis moves toward crafting new policies for carrying out his mission of mercy - a prospect that has conservative Catholics and some bishops in an uproar. The assembly, which starts Monday in Baltimore, comes ...

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Nov 5, 2014 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

Excerpted from The Daily Mail: Orange Is The New Black actress Lea DeLaria unleashed an expletive-filled rant at a Bible preacher on a New York subway train on Tuesday morning. The outburst was captured by fellow commuters on the train who filmed the 56-year-old actress - who plays Big Boo on the Netflix prison comedy - ...

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Nov 3, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via POLITICO: A record number of rogue Christian pastors are endorsing candidates from the pulpit this election cycle, using Sunday sermons to defiantly flout tax rules. Their message to the IRS: Sue me. But the tax agency is doing anything but. Although the IRS was sued itself for not enforcing the law and admitted about 100 churches may ...

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Oct 29, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Protestors gather outside of City Hall after Mayor Annise Parker and supporters of her proposed nondiscrimination ordinance announced a compromise, Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Houston. The proposed change in the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance would specify that no business open to the public could deny a transgender person entry to the restroom consistent with ...

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Oct 29, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

(CNSNews.com) - In its most recent assault on religion in the public sphere, the Freedom From Religion Foundation, an atheist group, has issued a complaint against Russellville High School in Russellville, Ala., after the school’s head football coach allowed two students and an adult to be baptized on the team’s practice field one afternoon after ...

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Oct 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Cape Henlopen head coach Bill Collick participates in a prayer after the Vikings’ win against Cambridge-South Dorchester (Maryland) on Oct. 3. This photo prompted a complaint from the Freedom From Religion Foundation. (Photo: Courtesy Dave Frederick ) Via FOX NEWS: An atheist group succeeded in sidelining football coaches at a Delaware high school from post-game prayers, but the ...

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Oct 26, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via TOWNHALL: This puts the contraception mandate to shame. Thanks to a newly enforced regulation in California, abortion is now a “basic health care service” in the state. The Federalist’s Casey Mattox reported the unfortunate news: California’s Department of Managed Health Care has ordered all insurance plans in the state to immediately begin covering elective abortion. Not Plan ...

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Oct 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

[Episcopal Church in Connecticut] - The Episcopal Church in Connecticut (ECCT) has sold its property at 35 Harris Road, Avon, former home to Christ Episcopal Church, to the Farmington Valley American Muslim Center, Inc. (FVAMC). The sale, for $1.1 million, was completed on Oct. 21. The building was vacated after the congregation voted in 2012 to dissolve ...

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Oct 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via FOX NEWS: Asia Bibi was harvesting berries in Pakistan five years ago when she took the drink of water that could cost her her life. A Christian in the Muslim-dominated and increasingly intolerant nation, the mother of five was quickly assailed by the other women working the field in a tiny village in the Punjab province. ...

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Oct 20, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via TODD STARNES: Two Christian ministers who own an Idaho wedding chapel were told they had to either perform same-sex weddings or face jail time and up to a $1,000 fine, according to a lawsuit filed Friday in federal court. Alliance Defending Freedom is representing Donald and Evelyn Knapp, ordained ministers who own the Hitching Post Wedding ...

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Oct 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

So the Church lurches from a Satanic crisis of gay priests raping boys right into a spiritually sick Pope promoting gays. VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Sunday beatified Pope Paul VI, calling on the church to adapt to the "changing conditions of society," a day after bishops rejected a landmark change in its rigid ...

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Oct 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Vatican City (AFP) - Roman Catholic bishops on Saturday failed to reach a consensus on opening the Church's doors to remarried divorcees and gays after a special synod on the family, in a blow to Pope Francis. A preliminary report on Monday, widely reported in Italian media, made waves around the world by suggesting that the ...

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Oct 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via TODD STARNES: Five Christian pastors will no longer have to turn their sermons over to attorneys for the city of Houston. Instead, they will be forced to turn over their speeches related to the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO). I don’t mean to point out the obvious here – but what do those attorneys think a ...

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Oct 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from CNS: Reverend Billy Graham, arguably the most well-known and respected evangelical preacher of the last 50 years, said in a recently published commentary that America was “founded by men who believed in prayer” and that prayer can turn “the tide of history,” adding that while “America is just as wicked as Sodom and ...

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Oct 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via TODD STARNES: Stop bullying people of faith. That’s the bottom line of a harshly-worded letter written by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott to Houston City Attorney David Feldman. Feldman’s office sent subpoenas to five Houston pastors last month demanding that they turn over any sermons dealing with homosexuality and gender identity issues. They also wanted sermons or ...

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Oct 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

AUSTIN, Texas -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker has backed down from the subpoenas the City of Houston issued to several area pastors, Breitbart Texas has learned. Breitbart Texas reported earlier about the controversy, stemming from litigation challenging the city's anti-discrimination ordinance and subpoenas asking the pastors for the content of their sermons, speeches and communications with ...

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Oct 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via TODD STARNES: Christians across the nation are mobilizing to defend a group of Houston pastors who were ordered by the city to turn over any sermons dealing with homosexuality, gender identity issues or Houston mayor. Their message is simple – Don’t Mess with Texas Preachers. Dave Welch, the executive director of the Texas Pastor Council, is ...

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Oct 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

HOUSTON – Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys have filed a motion in a Texas court to stop an attempt by the city of Houston to subpoena sermons and other communications belonging to several area pastors in a lawsuit in which the pastors are not even involved. City officials are upset over a voter lawsuit filed after the ...

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Oct 9, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A Kentucky Human Rights Commission examiner has ordered a Christian screen printing company to print t-shirts that bear pro-homosexual messages and undergo diversity training for declining to make shirts for a “gay pride” celebration two years ago. The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission issued the recommendations of its hearing examiner on Tuesday, ...

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Oct 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Oct 7, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via TODD STARNES: The Human Rights Commission in Lexington, Kentucky has a chilling message for Christian business owners who refuse service to LGBT organizations: leave your religion at home. “It would be safe to do so, yes,” Executive Director Raymond Sexton told me. “Or in this case you can find yourself two years down the road and ...

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Oct 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

@BenAffleck, bless you. Thank you. http://t.co/bPO2A2pHUV— Rep. Keith Ellison (@keithellison) October 6, 2014 Excerpted from The Hill: Rep. Keith Ellison is praising Ben Affleck, taking to Twitter to “bless” the “Gone Girl” actor for his recent comments on Islam. The Minnesota Democrat, the first Muslim elected to Congress, tweeted to his more than 57,000 followers on Monday: Affleck ...

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