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The Little Sisters of the Poor

 Penna Dexter The Little Sisters of the Poor, a religious order that serves the elderly and impoverished, were again in court recently asking for protection from the ObamaCare mandate that tells them they must include contraceptive coverage in their employee health plan. In 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services, plus the Labor and Treasury Departments, adopted rules which allowed exceptions to ObamaCare’s mandate that employers provide birth control to their employees as part of their health coverage. 

 
 
 

 

You say middle school students don’t respect those who have served our nation I say View this

https://www.facebook.com/1807098946/posts/10212384493326555?sfns=mo

Churches and born again believes are sitting in churches not concerned about the lost

https://www.intouch.org/listen/todays-moment/disturbing-apathy

The Point: Josh Harris Excommunicates Himself

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Recently, Joshua Harris, author of “I Kissed Dating Goodbye,” gave his first public interview since he both renounced Christianity and announced the end of his marriage on Instagram.

In the interview with AXIOS on HBO, Josh said that since he wasn’t living according to the Bible, he, like he’d done to others when he was a pastor, told himself to leave the Church.

As heartbreaking and troubling as the story continues to be, there is something respectable here as well. Too many so-called evangelicals and progressive Christian influencers have denied fundamental tenets of Biblical orthodoxy, only to claim to be some new kind of “woke” Christian. You might say they’ve thrown out the baby and are trying to keep the bathwater.

Instead of pretending the Bible suddenly says something it doesn’t or doesn’t say something it does, Harris at least acknowledges what he’s no longer willing to live by.

I can appreciate that kind of clarity. Still, pray that he repents.

Resources

Josh Harris, fallen evangelical mega-pastor: “I excommunicated myself”

  • Mike Allen
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  • AXIOS
  • November 3, 2019

Find A Veteran and say Thanks

TODAY IS VETERANS DAY. HOW MANY VETERANS DO YOU KNOW? ARE YOU ONE?

         FEWER PEOPLE KNOW ANYONE WHO HAS SERVED IN OUR ALL-VOLUNTEER MILITARY AND THAT’S TOO BAD. IT HAS BECOME A CLICHÉ, BUT NO LESS TRUE: FREEDOM ISN’T FREE. IT COSTS AND THE PRICE IS BLOOD AND WOUNDS THAT SOMETIMES NEVER HEAL.

WE HONOR OUR VETERANS BECAUSE THEY ARE THE REASON WE CAN MAKE FREE CHOICES WITH OUR LIVES THAT FEW OTHERS ON EARTH CAN MAKE. THEY CAN’T MAKE THESE CHOICES UNDER DICTATORSHIPS. ONLY A FREE PEOPLE CAN PLAN THEIR LIVES AND CAREERS.

HONOR A VETERAN TODAY, IF YOU CAN FIND ONE. IF YOU ARE ONE, THANK YOU FOR CONTRIBUTING TO MY FREEDOM. I’M CAL THOMAS.

( Read the full commentary by Cal Thomas here. )

Never forget them

Breakpoint: Never Again.” History cannot be allowed to repeat itself. Now comes China

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 In November of 1938, Nazi paramilitary forces destroyed 267 synagogues, plus thousands of Jewish-owned businesses, institutions, and homes throughout the Reich. “Kristallnacht,” or “The Night of Broken Glass,” made clear what awaited Jews under Nazi control.

Even as the Jewish victims of Nazi violence were forced to clean up the broken glass and indemnify their persecutors, the world did nothing. It couldn’t even bring itself to offer refuge to Jews fleeing Nazi persecution.

This inaction gave rise to a phrase now permanently associated with Israel and Jews throughout the world: “Never Again.” History cannot be allowed to repeat itself.

Well, it is.

In a recent Washington Post op-ed, Fred Hiatt, who is Jewish, wrote that “In China, every day is Kristallnacht.” The comparison to Nazi Germany is especially powerful when you learn that Hiatt’s grandfather founded an organization to help settle Jewish refugees after World War II. In other words, Hiatt’s comparison is not made lightly.

In the article, he calls Beijing’s war on its Muslim Uighur population “a cultural genocide with few parallels since World War II.” This “cultural genocide” includes imprisoning one million Uighurs in concentration camps, “where aging imams are shackled, and young men are forced to renounce their faith.” There are also credible reports of beatings, rape, denial of basic medical care, and even organ harvesting.

Not only is Beijing imprisoning Uighurs, it’s eliminating their history. Between 10 and 15 thousand mosques, shrines, and other religious sites have been destroyed. As Hiatt writes, “Anything that looks too ‘Islamic’” is flattened, even a dome on top a department store.

A new report entitled “Demolishing Faith: The Destruction and Desecration of Uighur Mosques and Shrines” provides all the evidence we need. “Before and after” satellite photographs reveal the extent of the destruction in western China. We can see with our own eyes where mosques are turned into parking lots and Muslim cemeteries erased.

By reproducing these photos, Hiatt has made it impossible for Beijing to deny what it is actually perpetrating here: cultural genocide.

Hiatt and the Washington Post have done the world a valuable service. Now we are left with the question: “What have we learned in the past 81 years?”

For the sake of the Uighurs, not to mention the Chinese Christians whose faith is also being targeted by Xi Jinping and his henchman, I hope we have an adequate answer.

We often say things like “seeing is believing,” but to paraphrase writer Upton Sinclair, it’s difficult to get someone to look when their getting paid depends on not looking. Too many corporations, governments, and other institutions are refusing to look at China right now.

The NBA is only the most recent and obvious example, but their response is like a profile in courage compared to the non-response of companies such as Apple, not to mention so many in academia, Hollywood, video game companies, and the government. As Chinese human rights lawyer Teng Biao puts it, “the West kowtows to China through self-censorship.”  Even more, China is exporting its authoritarianism to other countries. Beijing is not only a threat to its own people anymore.

Christians must do whatever we can to make people look with painful clarity at the persecution of religious minorities in China. We must care, and we must call our leaders to care.

Business-as-usual with a regime committing cultural genocide is no more acceptable today than it was 81 years ago. There can be no excuse for doing nothing yet again.

Resources

In China, every day is Kristallnacht

  • Fred Hiatt
  • The Washington Post
  • November 3, 2019
China’s Export of Authoritarianism Explored on Capitol Hill

  • Michael Bowman
  • VOA News
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  • June 07, 2019

 

Episcopal priest: Abortion is a blessing

A pro-life church leader says the new head of the National Abortion Federation misuses scripture to claim God’s support of abortion.

The pro-abortion organization has named Katherine Ragsdle (pictured), a lesbian Episcopal priest who married a woman in 2011 and previously served as president of Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, as its new president and CEO.

 

Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life tells OneNewsNow appointing her to the new position is an insult to people of faith, as Ragsdale has maintained throughout her career that abortion is a blessing and that its providers are “modern-day saints” and “heroes.”
(   https://onenewsnow.com/pro-life/2019/11/08/episcopal-priest-abortion-is-a-blessing )

‘Soros factor’ revealed in state attorneys’ elections

A conservative activist believes billionaire leftist George Soros is pouring millions into district attorney races in states like Virginia in order to provide potential cover for future perpetrators of voter fraud.

The media declared it a major victory for Democrats when, on Tuesday, they successfully flipped both the state Senate and the House of Delegates, giving them control of the legislature and the governor’s office for the first time in more than two decades.

 

Also on the ballot were four district attorney races in Northern Virginia that were won by Democrats as well. Those “progressives,” as they’ve been labeled, have promised major changes such as moving away from the death penalty, dropping prosecutions for marijuana possession, ending cash bail, and limiting cooperation with immigration authorities.
(  https://onenewsnow.com/legal-courts/2019/11/08/soros-factor-revealed-in-state-attorneys-elections )

Paula White is preaching something different says Cal Thomas and he is right

CAL THOMAS, COMMENTATOR: As far as I can tell, no U.S. president hired a spiritual adviser before Richard Nixon. 

It was in the Nixon era that Charles Colson began mobilizing evangelicals to support the president’s agenda. Colson saw evangelicals as just another special interest group, like organized labor has been for Democrats.

 

After his conversion, Colson told historian Kevin Kruse, as recounted in The Washington Post—quote—“Sure, we used the prayer breakfasts and church services and all that for political ends. One of my jobs in the White House was to romance religious leaders. We would bring them into the White House, and they would be dazzled by the aura of the Oval Office, and I found them to be about the most pliable of any of the special interest groups that we worked with.” End quote. 

 Enter TV evangelist Paula White. For 18 years she has claimed to have President Trump’s ear on religious matters. But while some of his policies align with evangelical concerns, there is little evidence her “advice” has had any effect on his personal behavior.

White is unlikely to serve the role Nathan the prophet filled when he confronted King David over his adulterous affair with Bathsheba. That episode led David to write one of the great statements about placing faith in political leaders: “Put not your trust in princes … in whom there is no help.” (Psalm 146:3)

In a Fox News interview Monday night, White responded to critics who call her a heretic. She claimed to believe orthodox biblical teachings. She denied she preaches a “you give to get” prosperity gospel, but her preaching reveals otherwise. 

Here are some direct quotes from videos readily attainable online. Judge for yourself.

WHITE: Wherever I go, God rules. When I walk on White House grounds, God walks on White House grounds… I have every right and authority to declare the White House holy ground, because I was standing there and where I stand is holy.

Then there’s a line some might consider idolatrous:

WHITE: To say no to President Trump would be saying no to God, and I won’t do that.

As for preaching a prosperity gospel, White has said there is a “department of treasury in Heaven.” And because of that, she says—quote—“you need to send in $3,500; you need to send in $35,000; you need to send in that $100,000 check.” End quote. 

She claimed if you don’t send the money, your “dream will die; your call will die.” 

That sounds to me like a spiritual quid pro quo.

( Read the rest of this awesome commentary by Cal Thomas  https://worldandeverything.org/2019/11/cal-thomas-spiritual-advice-or-presidential-worship/.)