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Scandal-Plagued Catholic Order Denies Hiding Millions in Offshore Accounts
Scandal-Plagued Catholic Order Denies Hiding Millions in Offshore Accounts

Christian colleges can fight LGBT lawsuit seeking to block Title IX religious exemptions, judge rules
Christian colleges can fight LGBT lawsuit seeking to block Title IX religious exemptions, judge rules

Christian Web Designer Takes Case to US Supreme Court After Being Forced to Violate Religious Beliefs
Christian Web Designer Takes Case to US Supreme Court After Being Forced to Violate Religious Beliefs

Seventh-day Adventist Church experiences lowest rate of growth in 16 years
Seventh-day Adventist Church experiences lowest rate of growth in 16 years

Tyson Fury praises Jesus after beating Deontay Wilder, says God 'raised me to my feet'
Tyson Fury praises Jesus after beating Deontay Wilder, says God 'raised me to my feet'

Muslim Mob Kills Pastor in Kano State, Nigeria
Muslim Mob Kills Pastor in Kano State, Nigeria

Columbian nun freed by terrorists in Mali 4 years after abduction
Columbian nun freed by terrorists in Mali 4 years after abduction

Lakewood Church says it never sought forgiveness for $4.4M PPP loan
Lakewood Church says it never sought forgiveness for $4.4M PPP loan

The Mainstream Media ‘Absolutely’ Gets Christianity Wrong, Fox News’ Chief Religion Correspondent Says
The Mainstream Media ‘Absolutely’ Gets Christianity Wrong, Fox News’ Chief Religion Correspondent Says

Atheist group FFRF demands NC school district stop holding Christian prayers at meetings
Atheist group FFRF demands NC school district stop holding Christian prayers at meetings

Catholics Should Fast, Pray for Nancy Pelosi’s ‘Conversion of Heart’ on Abortion, Her Archbishop Says
Catholics Should Fast, Pray for Nancy Pelosi’s ‘Conversion of Heart’ on Abortion, Her Archbishop Says

Christians slam Playboy magazine's 'flood of ever-degenerating filth' for featuring young gay man on cover
Christians slam Playboy magazine's 'flood of ever-degenerating filth' for featuring young gay man on cover

'Treated Like a Criminal' for Wearing a Cross: Veteran Christian Nurse Sues UK Employer for Discrimination
'Treated Like a Criminal' for Wearing a Cross: Veteran Christian Nurse Sues UK Employer for Discrimination

What is true Christian fellowship?
What is true Christian fellowship?

Pastor Requests Prayer for Arsonist who Set Church on Fire: ‘I Believe’ God ‘Can Save’ Them
Pastor Requests Prayer for Arsonist who Set Church on Fire: ‘I Believe’ God ‘Can Save’ Them

French Investigation Reveals 330,000 Children Sexually Abused by Priests and Other Catholic Leaders
French Investigation Reveals 330,000 Children Sexually Abused by Priests and Other Catholic Leaders

Facebook outage and Bible’s prophecy of sudden judgment
Facebook outage and Bible’s prophecy of sudden judgment

CBN Founder Pat Robertson Retires from The 700 Club after 60 Years
CBN Founder Pat Robertson Retires from The 700 Club after 60 Years

Pentecostal pastor, 2 other Christians arrested in India for handing out Bibles
Pentecostal pastor, 2 other Christians arrested in India for handing out Bibles

Christianity grows by nearly 1% in Muslim-majority Indonesia
Christianity grows by nearly 1% in Muslim-majority Indonesia

Researchers claim biblical Sodom was destroyed by massive asteroid, scholars disagree
Researchers claim biblical Sodom was destroyed by massive asteroid, scholars disagree

Fauci says it’s ‘too soon’ to say if Americans can gather for Christmas
Fauci says it’s ‘too soon’ to say if Americans can gather for Christmas

Canadian pastor arrested at airport warns Americans: 'You're next'
Canadian pastor arrested at airport warns Americans: 'You're next'

Queen Elizabeth praises BBC TV series for presenting Christianity as a ‘living faith’
Queen Elizabeth praises BBC TV series for presenting Christianity as a ‘living faith’

Supreme Court to Consider: Can Boston Prohibit the Christian Flag while Flying 284 Other Ones?
Supreme Court to Consider: Can Boston Prohibit the Christian Flag while Flying 284 Other Ones?

Gov't restrictions on religion worldwide at high levels even before COVID-19 lockdowns: Pew report
Gov't restrictions on religion worldwide at high levels even before COVID-19 lockdowns: Pew report

Israeli mom killed by her son for converting from Islam to Christianity, prosecutors say
Israeli mom killed by her son for converting from Islam to Christianity, prosecutors say

Kris Vallotton addresses old sermon claiming he's seen restored virginity in young people
Kris Vallotton addresses old sermon claiming he's seen restored virginity in young people

American Christians Raise Millions to Restore Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem
American Christians Raise Millions to Restore Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem

Parents Sue California over Curriculum that Directs Students to Pray to Aztec Gods
Parents Sue California over Curriculum that Directs Students to Pray to Aztec Gods

Max Lucado urges Christians to live courageously amid cultural upheaval: 'God is working in our story'
Max Lucado urges Christians to live courageously amid cultural upheaval: 'God is working in our story'

Gospel Artist Kirk Franklin Address ‘Misconception’ That God Exists to Make People Happy
Gospel Artist Kirk Franklin Address ‘Misconception’ That God Exists to Make People Happy

Hardcore porn: The mortal enemy of humanity—women and men
Hardcore porn: The mortal enemy of humanity—women and men

Hardcore porn: The mortal enemy of humanity—women and men

By Richard D. Land

Hardcore porn: The mortal enemy of humanity—women and men

Seldom, if ever, have I been more dejected at having been proven right about my prediction for over three decades now about the catastrophic impact the spiritual and emotional cancer of hard-core internet pornography would have on all levels of our culture.

Imagine my surprise when I began to read my copy of The New York Times on September 25, 2021 (I should confess I have been reading The New York Times every day since age 18. Considering how far the former “paper of record” for the country has fallen from its former glory, it is more of an addiction than a search for knowledge).

There, on the top fold of the editorial page was a column by Michelle Goldberg, “Sex Positive Feminism is Falling Out of Fashion.”

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Fri, October 01, 2021 11:00pm
 
Gospel Artist Kirk Franklin Address ‘Misconception’ That God Exists to Make People Happy

Gospel Artist Kirk Franklin Address ‘Misconception’ That God Exists to Make People Happy

Grammy award winning gospel artist Kirk Franklin recently addressed a “misconception” that God only exists for the happiness of humanity, instead of drawing them to Himself.

"We have this misconception that God is trying to make us happy," he told The Christian Post in a recent interview. "God is not trying to make us happy. God is trying to make us His. And so whatever process comes from that. Once again, I know that sounds foolish to the world. It sounds foolish to humanism.”

“And our natural intelligence doesn't have the capacity to access and program the spiritual,” he added. “And again, things of the spiritual a lot of times have been abused and manipulated."

The gospel singer noted that many men and women in the Bible...More



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Fri, October 01, 2021 11:13pm
 
Max Lucado urges Christians to live courageously amid cultural upheaval: 'God is working in our story'

Max Lucado urges Christians to live courageously amid cultural upheaval: 'God is working in our story'
Christian author Max Lucado.

Bestselling author Max Lucado understands that the Christian community is emotionally weary following a contentious presidential election, deep divisions within the Church and a pandemic.

“The challenges we’ve faced have the potential to undo us,” Lucado, leader of ​​Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, told The Christian Post. “Let’s not underestimate the fact that we're all suffering from a mild case of PTSD. We've just been beaten up. We've sustained some trauma from all the experiences that we've gone through, and it's come at us from all angles.”

But it’s in times like this, the 66-year-old author contended, that God’s “quiet providence” is most at work.

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Fri, October 01, 2021 11:20pm
 
Parents Sue California over Curriculum that Directs Students to Pray to Aztec Gods

Parents Sue California over Curriculum that Directs Students to Pray to Aztec Gods

A California ethnic studies curriculum that asks students to chant and pray to Aztec gods is being challenged in court by a group of parents, who say the material violates both the U.S. and the state Constitutions.

At issue is an 800-plus page Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum, which was adopted by the state in March and is being used by the state’s public schools. Among the activities, according to the lawsuit, is a group of “affirmations, chants and energizers” that invoke spiritual beings of the Aztec religion.

The lawsuit was filed against the state by the Thomas More Society on behalf of individual parents and taxpayers and the Californians for Equal Rights Foundation.

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Fri, October 01, 2021 11:33pm
 
American Christians Raise Millions to Restore Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem

American Christians Raise Millions to Restore Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem

American Christians have extended their financial support to restore the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, a location believed to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ.

The church, which was completed around the year 565, has not had an extensive renovation since 1480 and was at risk of collapsing. At one point, the ancient building was on the UNESCO List of World Heritage in Danger due to a "poor state of conservation." It was removed from the list in 2019.

In the past few years, donations from patrons worldwide have contributed to the renovation of the Church of the Nativity. The donations have also helped pay for restoration work on its roof, facades, mosaics and doors.

"The Church of the Nativity is a treasure of history and of faith," Mazen...More



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Sat, October 02, 2021 12:03am
 
Kris Vallotton addresses old sermon claiming he's seen restored virginity in young people

Kris Vallotton addresses old sermon claiming he's seen restored virginity in young people
Kris Vallotton is the senior associate leader of Bethel Church and cofounder of Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry. | YouTube/Sojourn Church Carrollton

Senior associate leader of Bethel Church and co-founder of Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry in Redding, California, Kris Vallotton has clarified clips from a 2014 sermon on sexual purity in which he claimed to have "seen thousands of people's virginity restored" after they recently went viral on TikTok.

A TikTok user named Rachel Spears created a 57-second compilation of Vallotton's sermon framing his teaching as misogynistic after posting it on YouTube on Sept. 11. In the clip, which has since been removed from YouTube, Vallotton makes comments about human sexuality before making the claim he's heard reports...More



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Sat, October 02, 2021 12:14am
 
Israeli mom killed by her son for converting from Islam to Christianity, prosecutors say

Israeli mom killed by her son for converting from Islam to Christianity, prosecutors say
Israel flag | Wikimedia Commons/The State of Israel

A 46-year-old woman was found dead in a section of the Jordan River in Northern Israel the day after her son, in his late 20s, murdered her because she converted from Islam to Orthodox Christianity, prosecutors say.

The suspect, Muad Hib, 27, reportedly used a rope or his hands to strangle his mother, Rasha Muklasha, until she died, police reports and court documents allege of the Aug. 5 incident.

According to The Times of Israel, the indictment alleges that Hib dug a pit, buried the body and covered the spot with rocks and dry leaves "all to obscure the body's location and make it harder to locate."

Hib was charged on Monday for premeditated murder.

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Sat, October 02, 2021 12:27am
 
Gov't restrictions on religion worldwide at high levels even before COVID-19 lockdowns: Pew report

Gov't restrictions on religion worldwide at high levels even before COVID-19 lockdowns: Pew report
The Colosseum is lit up in red to draw attention to the persecution of Christians around the world in Rome, Italy, February 24, 2018. | Reuters/Remo Casilli

Government restrictions on religious practice remained high during the year before the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, according to a recent report by the Pew Research Center.

Pew released findings from its 12th annual study on global religious persecution Thursday, analyzing 198 countries during 2019, the most recent year with data available.

When it came to public policy and laws that infringed on religious practices, 2019 had a similar rate of intolerance to 2018, which was noted as a year with a high rate of government-imposed restrictions.

Pew found that 57...More



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Mon, October 04, 2021 1:26pm
 
Supreme Court to Consider: Can Boston Prohibit the Christian Flag while Flying 284 Other Ones?

Supreme Court to Consider: Can Boston Prohibit the Christian Flag while Flying 284 Other Ones?

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a major religious liberty case involving the city of Boston’s refusal to fly an organization’s Christian flag while approving the flags of nearly 300 other groups.

The case, Shurtleff v. Boston, began in 2017 when the Christian civic organization Camp Constitution requested that the Christian flag be allowed to fly on a city hall flagpole that is open to the public. The city’s unique policy encourages groups to fly their flags, temporarily, on the pole in order to “foster diversity and build and strengthen connections among Boston’s many communities,” according to the organization’s petition.

The city, though, denied Camp Constitution’s request because of the flag’s religious symbol. The Christian...More



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Mon, October 04, 2021 1:49pm
 
Queen Elizabeth praises BBC TV series for presenting Christianity as a ‘living faith’

Queen Elizabeth praises BBC TV series for presenting Christianity as a ‘living faith’
Queen Elizabeth II arrives with for the opening of the sixth session of the Scottish Parliament on October 02, 2021, in Edinburgh, Scotland. | Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth II, head of the Church of England, thanked BBC’s long-running TV series “Songs of Praise,” which celebrated nearly 3,000 episodes on its 60th anniversary Sunday, for presenting Christianity as a “living faith.”

“For 60 years, Songs of Praise has drawn together congregations and BBC viewers throughout the United Kingdom in collective worship,” the queen said in a message for a special episode of the show Sunday, The Telegraph reported.

“During that time, the program has shown Christianity as a living faith not only through hymns and worship songs, but also by...More



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Mon, October 04, 2021 2:20pm
 
Canadian pastor arrested at airport warns Americans: 'You're next'

Canadian pastor arrested at airport warns Americans: 'You're next'
Pastor Artur Pawlowski | Courtesy of Artur Pawlowski

Canadian Pastor Artur Pawlowski, who was recently arrested on the airport tarmac upon his return home from a trip to the U.S., has issued a warning to Americans: “You’re next.”

The Canada Border Services Agency arrested the pastor last week for two outstanding warrants — one for not wearing a face mask and another for holding a church service in June. He has an upcoming court hearing on Oct. 13, where a judge will decide whether he'll be sentenced to 21 days in jail for "contempt of court" for holding worship services in violation of lockdown restrictions.

“If they came for me, be sure of it, they’re coming for you as well,” Pawlowski, who serves as pastor of Street Church and Cave of Adullam Church in Calgary,...More



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Mon, October 04, 2021 2:33pm
 
Fauci says it’s ‘too soon’ to say if Americans can gather for Christmas

Fauci says it’s ‘too soon’ to say if Americans can gather for Christmas
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing to discuss the ongoing federal response to COVID-19 on May 11, 2021, in Washington, D.C. | Greg Nash-Pool/Getty Images

Chief White House medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday that it’s “too soon to tell” whether Americans should gather for Christmas this year, as he spoke about the coronavirus pandemic and what to expect in the coming months.

“It’s just too soon to tell. We have to concentrate on continuing to get those numbers down and not try to jump ahead by weeks or months and say what we’re going to do at a particular time,” Fauci said on CBS’ “Face The Nation,” after anchor...More



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Mon, October 04, 2021 3:42pm
 
Researchers claim biblical Sodom was destroyed by massive asteroid, scholars disagree

Researchers claim biblical Sodom was destroyed by massive asteroid, scholars disagree
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The Tall el-Hammam, an archaeological site in Jordan also known as TeHEP, is the biblical Sodom referenced in the biblical account of Sodom and Gomorrah, Steven Collins, chief archaeologist and co-director of the project, has claimed.

His claim comes on the heels of a report suggesting that Sodom, the ancient Syrian city God destroyed with burning sulfur because of sin, might have been razed by a massive asteroid.

In a YouTube interview with Gary A. Byers, dean of the College of Archaeology, Collins, a Trinity Southwest University and TeHEP assistant director, who originally went to the site in Jordan because he thought it was the biblical Sodom, confirmed Friday that he believes is.

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Tue, October 05, 2021 10:08am
 
Christianity grows by nearly 1% in Muslim-majority Indonesia

Christianity grows by nearly 1% in Muslim-majority Indonesia
Christians gather at a church for Easter mass on April 4, 2021, in Surabaya amid tight police security following the March 28 a bombing at the Makassar cathedral on Palm Sunday. | JUNI KRISWANTO/AFP via Getty Images

The latest data released by the government of Indonesia suggest that the number of Christians in the Muslim-majority archipelago has slightly increased, a U.S.-based group has noted.

The Southeast Asian country, which is home to the world’s largest Muslim population, now has 20.4 million Protestants and 8.42 million Catholics, who together comprise 10.58% of the total population of 272.23 million, according to data from the Directorate General of the Department of Population and Civil Registration (Dukcapil) of the Ministry of Home Affairs, International Christian Concern said,...More



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Tue, October 05, 2021 2:23pm
 
Pentecostal pastor, 2 other Christians arrested in India for handing out Bibles

Pentecostal pastor, 2 other Christians arrested in India for handing out Bibles
Christians pray as others take confession during Good Friday prayer services on April 10, 2009, in the village of Raikia, south of Bhubaneswar, India. | Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images

Police in India’s northern state of Himachal Pradesh arrested a Pentecostal pastor and two other Christians who were handing out evangelistic booklets and Bibles in villages after radical Hindu nationalists accused them of “forcibly” converting people, according to a report.

The Rev. Charlie John and two other Christians, Vishal and Keval Ram, were arrested last week after they distributed Christian literature and Bibles in Lalas village near Rampur city, Asia News reported.

“I only offered the Bible, and I gave it to those who freely accept the Good News,” Pastor John was...More



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Tue, October 05, 2021 2:36pm
 
CBN Founder Pat Robertson Retires from The 700 Club after 60 Years

CBN Founder Pat Robertson Retires from The 700 Club after 60 Years

Pat Robertson, the founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network, is stepping down from his role as daily host of “The 700 Club” after 60 years of television ministry.

“Today’s show will be my final as host of The 700 Club,” Robertson said during CBN’s 60th anniversary broadcast. “My replacement will be my very capable son, Gordon, who will take over as full-time host of the program.”

Robertson, 91, will devote his efforts to teaching students at Regent University, a private Christian university in Virginia Beach, Va.

"'Good and faithful' doesn't even begin to describe my father's service to CBN for 60 years. His legacy and the example of his prayer life will continue to lead The 700 Club in the years to come," said Gordon Robertson, who has served...More



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Tue, October 05, 2021 3:16pm
 
Facebook outage and Bible’s prophecy of sudden judgment

by Wallace B. Henley

Facebook outage and Bible’s prophecy of sudden judgment
Facebook recently claimed that the rumors of the limited news feed algorithm was in fact false. | Reuters/Dado Ruvic

The global disruption of Facebook is a disturbing glimpse of the deeper reality of things revealed in the Bible’s apocalyptic books.

Facebook and its family of social media platforms was down some six hours on October 4. The cyber collapse shut instant global communications, driving people everywhere to more old-fashioned methods of communicating, like the telephone that made Alexander Graham Bell the Mark Zuckerberg of his era.

Hopefully, the event will cause us to think on an entirely different level.

“Revelation” is the Greek word, apokalupsis, an “unveiling” or “lifting of the curtain”...More



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Wed, October 06, 2021 3:15pm
 
French Investigation Reveals 330,000 Children Sexually Abused by Priests and Other Catholic Leaders

French Investigation Reveals 330,000 Children Sexually Abused by Priests and Other Catholic Leaders
Commission president Jean-Marc Sauve, left, hands copies of the report to Catholic Bishop Eric de Moulins-Beaufort, president of the Bishops' Conference of France (CEF), Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, in Paris.

A stunning report released Tuesday estimates that 330,000 children in France were sexually abused over the past 70 years.

The figure includes abuses committed by roughly 3,000 priests and an unknown number of other people involved in France's Catholic Church — wrongdoing that Catholic authorities covered up over decades in a "systemic manner," according to Jean-Marc Sauvé, the president of the independent commission that issued the report.

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Wed, October 06, 2021 3:35pm
 
Pastor Requests Prayer for Arsonist who Set Church on Fire: ‘I Believe’ God ‘Can Save’ Them

Pastor Requests Prayer for Arsonist who Set Church on Fire: ‘I Believe’ God ‘Can Save’ Them

An Alabama pastor is asking his members to pray for the salvation of an arsonist who allegedly set fire to a church building and caused thousands of dollars in destruction.

The arsonist set multiple fires in the building of First Baptist Church in Montgomery, Ala., last week, damaging pews and carpet as well as administrative areas.

“By God’s grace, none of them got out of control,” Mark Bethea, pastor of the church, told WSFA television. “Thank goodness our wonderful police department and firefighters came quickly.”

Police this week arrested a woman and charged her with starting the fires.

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Thu, October 07, 2021 6:06pm
 
What is true Christian fellowship?

by John B. Sorensen

What is true Christian fellowship?

As Christians, we are encouraged to befriend and spend time with other believers. Many call this “fellowship.” But true Christian fellowship involves so much more than simply hanging out and talking about the news, sports, and weather. True Christian fellowship is purposeful in helping us grow in faith. It’s one of the tools God uses to grow us deeper in Christ.

How does He do that? Well, in essence, fellowship is a partnership based on our shared relationship with Christ that strives to encourage, edify, and serve one another. Let’s explore that further.

Shared relationship

We meet like-minded people every day—in our workplaces, churches, the gym, community groups, and even online. Some of these connections become friendships because we share a passion, a...More



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Thu, October 07, 2021 6:13pm
 
'Treated Like a Criminal' for Wearing a Cross: Veteran Christian Nurse Sues UK Employer for Discrimination

'Treated Like a Criminal' for Wearing a Cross: Veteran Christian Nurse Sues UK Employer for Discrimination
Mary Onuoha. (Image credit: Christian Concern)

A Christian nurse in the United Kingdom has sued her former employer, alleging she was intimidated and forced out of her job because she wore a cross on a necklace while at work.

The Daily Mail reports NHS theatre practitioner Mary Onuoha claims she faced a campaign by her bosses at Croydon University Hospital in South London to make her remove or cover up the small gold symbol. She's brought a legal challenge against the Croydon Health Services NHS Trust on the grounds of harassment, victimization, direct and indirect discrimination, and constructive unfair dismissal.

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Thu, October 07, 2021 6:26pm
 
Christians slam Playboy magazine's 'flood of ever-degenerating filth' for featuring young gay man on cover

Christians slam Playboy magazine's 'flood of ever-degenerating filth' for featuring young gay man on cover
A young woman walks towards a stage to be photographed while applying for a job as a Playboy bunny during a casting in Monterrey August 7, 2013. | (Photo: REUTERS/Daniel Becerril)

Many people have condemned Playboy this week for its decision to feature a young gay man dressed in the magazine’s iconic sexy bunny outfit on its most recent digital cover.

Playboy, one of the most recognized pornographic magazines in the world, featured Bretman Rock on the cover of its latest issue. Described as an “iconic influencer and social media personality,” the Filipino American Rock is not the first male to wear the bunny costume or appear on the cover, but he is the first gay man to do so.

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Fri, October 08, 2021 4:55pm
 
Catholics Should Fast, Pray for Nancy Pelosi’s ‘Conversion of Heart’ on Abortion, Her Archbishop Says

Catholics Should Fast, Pray for Nancy Pelosi’s ‘Conversion of Heart’ on Abortion, Her Archbishop Says
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Last week, the archbishop to house speaker Nancy Pelosi called on Catholics and “others of good will” to fast and pray for her “conversion of heart” from her support of abortion.

In a statement by Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco, he noted the negative reaction to a Texas heartbeat bill, which passed last month, and “how desperately our country, and many of our political leaders, need a conversion of heart to steer us away from the path to death and reclaim a culture of life.”

He also addressed the recent passing of Women's Health Protection Act (H.R. 3755), by the House of Representatives which “would impose abortion on demand nationwide at any stage of pregnancy.”

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Fri, October 08, 2021 11:10pm
 
Atheist group FFRF demands NC school district stop holding Christian prayers at meetings


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The atheist group Freedom From Religion Foundation has demanded that a school district in North Carolina quit the practice of beginning meetings with Christian prayers.

The Union County Board of Education received a letter from the Madison, Wisconsin-based atheist organization demanding that it stop offering Christian prayers at school board meetings.

“The Union County Board of Education has received the letter from the Freedom from Religion Foundation and is evaluating the request,” read a statement from school district spokeswoman Tahira Stalberte to The Christian Post.

Last week, FFRF sent a letter to Michele Morris, general counsel with Union County Public Schools, expressing opposition to the board’s practice of allowing Christian clergy to open meetings with prayer.

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Kidnapped Christian Killed in Rescue Effort in Nigeria

Kidnapped Christian Killed in Rescue Effort in Nigeria

A kidnapped Christian in Kogi state, Nigeria was killed in a rescue operation on Saturday (Oct. 2), the same day three other Christians were killed in another attack in the state, sources said.

Julius Oshadumo, 78 years old and one of three Christians kidnapped on Sept. 19 from their Evangelical Church Winning All church in Okedayo-Kabba, on the outskirts of Kabba, died when Nigerian security forces stormed the enclave of the Fulani herdsmen who abducted them, area sources said.

One of the abducted Christians sustained gunshot wounds and was rescued by security forces; he is receiving hospital treatment, according to William Aya, police spokesman in Kogi State. The other Christian, unidentified, remains in captivity, according to police.

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Mon, October 11, 2021 4:40pm
 
The Mainstream Media ‘Absolutely’ Gets Christianity Wrong, Fox News’ Chief Religion Correspondent Says

The Mainstream Media ‘Absolutely’ Gets Christianity Wrong, Fox News’ Chief Religion Correspondent Says

In a recent interview with Faithwire, Fox News’ chief religion correspondent Lauren Green explained how the mainstream media today incorrectly portrays religion, including Christianity.

Green, who grew up in a Christian home, noted that the Western world promotes that all religions are the same, otherwise known as pluralism. She added that many reporters today also operate from that false premise.

“One of the big mistakes mainstream media makes is that they don’t understand the nature of most religions and they’re trying to project a secular humanist understanding of religions, which is that all religions are basically the same,” Green told Faithwire.

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Mon, October 11, 2021 5:07pm
 
Lakewood Church says it never sought forgiveness for $4.4M PPP loan

Lakewood Church says it never sought forgiveness for $4.4M PPP loan
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The Joel Osteen-led Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, which came under fire last December for accepting $4.4 million from the federal government's coronavirus relief program for small businesses known as the Paycheck Protection Program, said it never sought forgiveness for "the temporary assistance received."

Under the PPP, which ended in May, churches that employ 500 people or fewer could request a federal loan for an amount 2.5 times its average monthly payroll.

The loans, along with a 1% interest, would be forgiven as long as 75% of the funds are used to cover payroll expenses in the eight weeks after the house of worship received the funds....More



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Tue, October 12, 2021 9:13am
 
Columbian nun freed by terrorists in Mali 4 years after abduction

Columbian nun freed by terrorists in Mali 4 years after abduction
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A Franciscan nun from Colombia, who was kidnapped in southern Mali in 2017 by extremists affiliated with al-Qaeda, has been freed and met with Pope Francis.

Sister Gloria Cecilia Narváez Argoti, a member of the Congregation of the Franciscan Sisters of Mary Immaculate, was released Saturday, France 24 reported. She was taken hostage in February 2017 in southern Mali near the border with Burkina Faso where she had been working as a missionary.

In the West African country, jihadi insurgencies led by groups linked to al-Qaeda and the Islamic State are known for carrying out abductions for ransom and committing atrocities.

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Muslim Mob Kills Pastor in Kano State, Nigeria

Muslim Mob Kills Pastor in Kano State, Nigeria

A Muslim mob in northern Nigeria agitated over the killing of a woman by a man they believed had converted to Christianity hacked a pastor to death with machetes last week and burned down his home, church and school, sources said.

The Rev. Yohanna Shuaibu of New Life Church in Kano state’s Massu village, Sumaila County died in the early hours of Sept. 23 after he was attacked the previous night, they said.

“The Muslims felt the young man who killed the woman in a fight is a Christian, and they likely targeted the pastor for attack because it was through the ministry of Pastor Shuaibu that many Muslims were converted to the Christian faith,” said Hosle Tongnan Michael, a friend and colleague of Pastor Shuaibu.

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Tyson Fury praises Jesus after beating Deontay Wilder, says God 'raised me to my feet'

Tyson Fury praises Jesus after beating Deontay Wilder, says God 'raised me to my feet'
Tyson Fury (L) and his brother Shane Fury walk to the ring for Tyson Fury's WBC heavyweight title fight against Deontay Wilder at T-Mobile Arena on October 9, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fury retained his title with an 11th-round knockout | Getty Images/Ethan Miller

After retaining his heavyweight boxing title Saturday with an 11th-round knockout, British boxer Tyson Fury is giving God all the credit for having "raised" him to his feet during the fourth round of his fight against Deontay Wilder.

After the fight, Wilder went to the changing rooms and was taken to the hospital for precautionary measures. Fury stayed back to give a post-match interview.

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Seventh-day Adventist Church experiences lowest rate of growth in 16 years

Seventh-day Adventist Church experiences lowest rate of growth in 16 years
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The number of people joining the Seventh-day Adventist Church dipped below 1 million in 2020 for the first time since 2004, according to a recent report by the denomination.

The Seventh-day Adventist Church held its 2021 Annual Council on Sunday in Silver Spring, Maryland, with the gathering featuring a combination of in-person and virtual attendance.

David Trim, director of the Church’s Archives, Statistics and Research Department, noted that people entering the denomination, known as accessions, went from approximately 1.3 million in 2019 to approximately 800,000 in 2020.

This marks the first time the number of accessions has dipped below 1 million in a year since 2004, according to a report published on Sunday.

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Wed, October 13, 2021 4:07pm
 
Christian Web Designer Takes Case to US Supreme Court After Being Forced to Violate Religious Beliefs

Christian Web Designer Takes Case to US Supreme Court After Being Forced to Violate Religious Beliefs
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Colorado web designer Lorie Smith runs her business in accordance with her Christian faith, however, the state and federal governments are telling her that she must violate her beliefs.

Smith, who owns 303 Creative studio, is now asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear her case in hopes that the high court will rule that she doesn't have to express messages and celebrate events that violate her First Amendment rights.

In July, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that the artist had to design wedding websites for same-sex couples. The judges also said that Colorado can prohibit Smith from even explaining on her social media page which websites she can...More



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Wed, October 13, 2021 4:17pm
 
Christian colleges can fight LGBT lawsuit seeking to block Title IX religious exemptions, judge rules

Christian colleges can fight LGBT lawsuit seeking to block Title IX religious exemptions, judge rules
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A federal judge has granted the request of Christian colleges who want to intervene in a lawsuit that seeks to force the U.S. Department of Education to strip federal funding from Christian colleges that abide by traditional beliefs on gender and sexuality.

In an opinion released last Friday, Judge Ann Aiken of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon granted the motions to intervene in a case brought forward by dozens of current and former students at 25 Christian colleges who argue that religious exemptions to Title...More



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Scandal-Plagued Catholic Order Denies Hiding Millions in Offshore Accounts

Scandal-Plagued Catholic Order Denies Hiding Millions in Offshore Accounts

An embattled Catholic religious order accused of hiding almost $300 million in offshore accounts denied any wrongdoing in an online statement, declaring that it did not evade taxes and complied with international accounting standards.

The Legionaries of Christ, a once powerful Catholic religious order that fell into disgrace in 2010 after sexual abuse scandals involving its founder, allegedly hid $295 million through the use of complex financial mechanisms such as trusts and offshore accounts, according to a recently published probe by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.

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