Topic: Christian Values
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Should church be for worship or for politics? Read More...
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As Christians, are we showing a public image of love and grace? Or do non-believers see us as judgmental, critical and selfish? Read More...
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Examine what the Bible does say - in context. Read More...
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Obama tells of his journey to embrace Christianity and that faith guides him daily. Religion strengthens America and religious freedom strengthens nations. Read More...
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A fun poem by
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Radio evangelist, Charles E. Fuller, told this touching story about heaven. Read More...
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A Challenge to Christians Who Believe That The Message Of Jesus Is About Grace, Love, Integrity, and Peace for ALL.
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Read excerpts from this 184 page challenge to humanity. Read More...
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Pope Francis has brought new spirit into the Church with his
humble lifestyle and direct and often challenging commentary on world
affairs and personal ethics. Read More...
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Bragging about sexual assault. Cheating on a spouse. Sexting. Fathering secret children. Do these behaviors obstruct a politician's ability to do their job? Read More...
According to Pew Research, 18% of Americans and 30% of Republicans still believe that Obama is Muslim. The truth is he has never been Muslim, and is a practicing Christian. View Obama's address on the National Day Of Prayer.
about Obama's private faith
PolitiFact found no sign of such a statement -- or anything close..Cruz says Democrats are "fighting a war on religious liberty," but there is no basis for this wild, outrageous claim. Christians should uphold the truth.
In a message to more than 2,500 participants at the annual World
Economic Forum, the pontiff urged industrialists and bankers to promote
inclusive prosperity, but stopped short of chiding them for excesses
laid bare by the global financial crisis.
Outspoken Christian Texas Governor, Rick Perry, has more pants on fire claims than any other top elected official. Click here to see PolitiFact summary and some of those boldface lies.
According to a 2013 study by the Public Religion Research Institute and the Brookings Institute
23 percent of 18- to 33-year-olds are religious progressives, 17
percent are religious conservatives, and 22 percent are non-religious. (page 34 of comprehensive report)
This comprehensive editorial reviews a wide range of trends to explore this issue.
Carter says, "There's no evidence at all that Jesus Christ did anything except to exalt women."
What studies really show is that children are better off with two parents. Those studies do not focus on gender.
All reputable research so far indicates that children brought up by
gay parents are just well off as those brought up by straight parents.
PolitiFact could find no tally of conservative versus liberal complaints
about troubles with Facebook. The idea that all the people getting banned
were conservatives is fabrication. Facebook says there isn’t any algorithm. Users report violations and staff at Facebook review those reports.
Americans for Prosperity, the limited-government group sponsored by the Koch brothers has spent
$35 million attacking Democrats over the Affordable Care Act, but their new expensive ads are false.
Davis appeared at a fund-raiser for a Democratic U.S. House member who
may have participated in DSA chapter meetings in the 1980s. There’s no
sign Schakowsky is a current DSA member, nor is there evidence Davis
raised money for a socialist group. Greg Abbott, TX gubernatorial candidate also made this fabricated claim.
The internet may be introducing more options for belief. Pew Research found that many think that religious organizations are too concerned with money, power, rules, and politics.
A Gallup Poll shows that 42 percent believe in strict creationism and another 31 percent believe that God directed evolution. This is a small drop since the first survey in 1982, but those who do not believe that God had anything to do with creation rose from 9% to 19 percent.
New teaching contract prohibits teachers, whether Catholic or not, from having sex or living
with a partner outside of marriage, using in-vitro fertilization,
leading a gay “lifestyle,” or publicly supporting any of the above. Teachers fight back with sign, "Would Francis sign?"
With each generation, the popularity of religious conservatism has
declined. 47 percent of the Silent Generation (ages 66 to 88)
are religious conservatives, compared with 34 percent of Baby Boomers,
23 percent of Gen Xers and 17 percent of Millennials.
Pundits and politicians get things wrong time and time again when they
use the Founding Fathers to support their political views. In honor of the Fourth of July holiday, PolitiFact reviews archived fact-checks to set the record straight.
A coalition of both liberal and conservative Evangelical Christians sent a letter to Congress urging measures to protect young migrants. It was signed by a host of religious leaders who recognize that these are children of God and deserve love and protection.
He visited the Pentecostal Church of Reconciliation in the city of Caserta, Italy. He apologized to the congregation for Catholic persecution of Pentecostals during Italy's
fascist regime and stressed that there was unity in diversity within
Pope Francis, who has always championed the poor and vulnerable, said “Our needs, even if legitimate, will never be so urgent as those of the poor, who lack the necessities of life,"
Christians are being given a choice to convert to Muslim, pay a huge fine, or be murdered. Reportedly, those who pay a fine myst surrender their wives and daughters to ISIS to become Muslim wives. Children's heads are being desplayed on a stick in the park. See CNN report
There is nothing that is clearer in the New Testament than the fact that
the gospel breaks down the dividing walls that we have between one
Angeletti's strong political statement against Christian and University values by having students pledge allegiance to a racist, homophobic, sexist America that is in the name of Jesus, that hates Communists and women who want to get abortions.
They predict that "the lives of people in poor countries will improve faster in the next 15
years than at any other time in history. And their lives will improve
more than anyone else's." They will have "unprecedented opportunities to get an education, eat nutritious food,
and benefit from mobile banking", driven by
innovation in technology. Goals include making drinking water from sewage, wiping out malaria, polio, HIV, and more.
That’s correct. The Saudi Arabian government’s policy bans the
construction of churches. Saudi Arabia is an outlier among predominantly
The article comes from the National Report, a satirical website. It is not factual and was never intended to be.
President Obama could not have made any
such announcement, as he has no authority to limit church services, and
any attempt to do so would be an obvious violation of the First
Amendment's protections of religious freedom. The referenced article
was a just another hoax from the News Examiner, a fake news site started by Mr. Horner.
Cook fairly summarized Bell’s legislation. But clarification was missing
in that the proposal wasn’t "being considered" by lawmakers either then
or when Politifact completed their review a couple of weeks later.
Michelle Obama's inspiring 2015 Commencement address to Tuskegee Graduates, reveals the personal struggles that she has faced, and how she learned to not let them define her, change who she is, or hold her back. Full Speech
PolitiFact cites done by both pro- and anti-abortion rights groups that back up this claim.
Read views about homosexuality, gay marriage, and other LGBT issues by Pope Francis
, Bishop Tutu
, Dalai Lama
, Rev. Jesse Jackson
, Joel Osteen
Most people feel it is Christian to treat others with respect and love, even if you don't understand or agree with them. These sentiments by former governor Mike Huckabee,
a favorite of Christian conservatives,
show total disrespect and ignorance, as well as inappropriate desires.
A woman writing to Robertson on his show, "The 700 Club
asked for help comforting a co-worker grieving her 3-year-old's death. Robertson said that God may have taken the child because he might have grown up to become a Hitler or a serial killer. If Robinson's logic is true, "then why didn’t God kill Hitler, Stalin, or all those serial killers while they were children?"
Charleston Mayor Joe Riley said, "Hate is the only reason someone would walk into a church and shoot people who were praying." But Fox News, Doocy says that the murder of nine people at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina is really an attack on faith. The gunman allegedly told the victims before the shooting, "You rape our
women and you're taking over our country. And you have to go."
Italy averages 11.9 firearms per 100 people. The United States, on the
other hand, has the world’s highest average at 88 guns per 100 people. Gun homicides in the US are over four times higher than in Italy. At Healing Connection we believe It is time that the lives of innocents override the hobby of gun owners.
"Prediction from a grown-up: Your future is going to be amazing. You will
surprise yourself with what you're capable of and the incredible things
you go on to do. Find the people who love and believe in you - there
will be lots of them. –H"
Support for same-sex marriage has risen dramatically. A February 2015 CBS News poll found 56 percent said Gay marriage should be left to states, but that dropped to 41% by June. A Gallup poll says that 60% support Gay marriage.
This is wrong on its face -- a small number of Syrian Christians been
admitted as refugees over the past nine months -- and also false in
spirit, since there is nothing in the United States’ laws or regulations
that discriminates against Christian refugees.
Bishop Kevin Kanouse, head of the Northern Texas-Northern Louisiana area of the ELCA, came out in a letter to church leaders. He and his wife have decided to stay together, and he says respects those who choose to live in same-sex bonds. He hopes to encourage others who may be struggling with their sexuality.
A German Catholic diocese wants to make its disgraced former “bishop of bling” responsible
for the 3.9 million euros ($4.9 million) in losses incurred during the
luxury makeover of his residence and office. The Vatican has banished him from the diocese and he has resigned.
Pope Francis "has encouraged debate on changing pastoral practices to allow divorced and remarried Catholics to take communion." "For how can we encourage these parents to raise their children in the Christian life, to give them an example of Christian faith, if we keep them at arm's length?"
Don’t speak to me about your religion; first show it to me in how you treat other people.
Don't tell me how much you love your God; show me in how much you love all His children. Don't preach to me your passion for your faith; teach me through your compassion for your neighbors.
In the end, I'm not as interested in what you have to tell or sell as in how you choose to live and give.
Last Week Tonight's John Oliver on Sunday set his sights on the people who use religion to make millions and millions of dollars.
Oliver walked through how televangelists take money from vulnerable
and often sick people, and benefit from vague tax policy, which grants
them tax-exempt status even for million-dollar mansions. He then made a
big reveal: He set up his own church to test the limits of the law.
Religious Right leader and “19 Kids and Counting” reality TV star, already scared by past abuse charges, now admits he was unfaithful to his wife after it was revealed that he had a paid account on
Ashley Madison, a website for people seeking extramarital affairs, while
he worked as a top FRC official.
Efforts to change sexual orientation have been deemed harmful by every scientific organization and have been blamed for many suicides. Now Illinois, California, New Jersey, Oregon and the District of Columbia have made it illegal.
In spite of a Supreme Court ruling on 8/31/15 saying that county clerk, Kim Davis, could not deny a marriage license to a gay couple, she continued to refuse saying she was guided by God's authority. There was no explanation about how God condoned her three marriages. The ACLU plans to levy fines.
Deli Clerk, because she might have to serve pork (Leviticus 11:7-8
); Clothing sales clerk or manufacturer because fabrics may have two types of yarn (Leviticus 19:19
); church leader, priest, or deacon because women are not to speak in church (1 Corinthians 14: 34 - 35
); public school teacher because women are not to teach men (1 Timothy 2:12-13
); jeweler because women are required to dress modestly
(1 Timothy 2:9
); any Sunday sports job because it violates the Sabbath (Exodus 31:14-15
); or a County Clerk because of she might have to register a divorce
). Jesus said the second greatest commandment is "Love your neighbor as yourself.”Matthew 22:36 - 40
It is likely that Josh Duggar's extreme brand of Christianity helped nurture his extreme sex addiction. Some common conservative lessons that may be damaging include: Once you cross the line, you are ruined; Men were hardwired to objectify women; All sex outside of marriage is equally bad (ex. rape and teen lovers); Your worth is irrevocable- instead of teaching that God loves always.
"The real tragedy is the hypocrisy that so many clergy engage in." "We need to be humble and to embrace our flawed humanity as we seek through our faith and experience to better ourselves." When we truly face our humanity, we will stop pointing the finger at others in order to distract from our own sins.
Until now the Catholic Church taught that abortion is such a grave sin that those who procure
or perform it incur an automatic excommunication. Only
designated clergy and missionaries were allowed to formally forgive abortions. Priests may grant absolution between Dec. 8, 2015 to Nov. 26, 2016. Francis described the "existential and moral ordeal" faced by women who have terminated pregnancies.
Apostolic Pentecostals do not use alcohol or
tobacco. They generally don’t watch TV or movies. Women wear long dresses, and don’t cut their
hair or wear makeup. Apostolic men, however, look “like everybody else. ”It’s called “external holiness,”
Huckabee was asked if he would issue a second
divorce to Kim Davis, or refuse since Jesus condemned divorce, but said
nothing about homosexuality. Huckabee could not answer. He quoted Matthew 19 to support his narrow
definition of marriage, however that verse was actually one where Jesus was condemning
Francis met with "several dozen" people at the Vatican's embassy and such meetings are due to the pope's "kindness and availability." Many believe that Kim Davis was a trap for the Pope, who had no prior knowledge of the controversy.
This is a reported script of the contact where she repeatedly talked over the Pope
The act of judging the motives and actions of others is sticky. It's not like righteously throwing a rock at the one we deem guilty. Judging is more like putting your fist in pot of glue, then when you decide to throw it at your intended target, it sticks to you. Read more in Mick Mooney blog
The Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
performed the first in-depth federal look at conversion therapy and concluded that "none of the existing research" supports that gender orientation can be changed. Conversion Therapy has resulted in many suicides.
Pastor, Kevin Swanson hosted an political event attended by 1700 people in Iowa, where he called for gays to be rounded up and killed. He quotes Bible verses out of context to support this murder.
On the stage with him were Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindil, and Mike Huckabee.
On 1/25/2016 a Houston grand jury cleared Planned Parenthood of allegations that they
sold organs of aborted fetuses, and instead
indicted the undercover videographers behind the allegations on charges of using fake driver's licenses and violating
Texas' law against the purchase and sale of human organs- the very law they tried to bring against against PP.
Susie Meister who has a PhD in Religious Studies and campaigned for George W. Bush tells about a shift in her understanding of Scripture after she examined it for herself. Non-judgmental Jesus, who defended a prostitute and ate
with the poor didn't look anything like the politics of the Right.
Francis recalled Church teachings that homosexuals “should not be discriminated against. They should be respected, accompanied pastorally.” He clarified if a gay person has good will and looks for God, who are we to judge? Read what Jesus said