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Orlando Church Promotes Pro-LGBT Agenda

ORLANDO, FL—Northland Community Church and Pastor Joel Hunter recently hosted a pro-LGBT event, “Elevating the Dialogue on LGBTQ Inclusion and Understanding in the Church,” with the overt message to “affirm” LGBTQ in and around Orlando. The pastor of Joy Metropolitan Church, who is in a same-sex relationship, and the founding pastor of The Impact Church of Orlando joined Hunter to discuss how Christians can work to make Orlando churches supportive of the LGBTQ lifestyle, regardless of their churches’ theological positions on marriage and sexuality. The purpose of the event is to distort the Bible and change theology in order to affirm an LGBTQ lifestyle as normative.

By Liberty Counsel - Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Full Story

Francis: Keepers of Doctrine are Fanatics

Solicitous concern over the purity of doctrine reflects the truest love of God and neighbor, since doctrine, as with any of the Ten Commandments, is not an ideal that may be watered down or dismissed to suit ones fancy, but an eternal command set in stone for man’s sanctification. In the same way a healthcare expert does not tolerate poison in the diet, so a true priest will never tolerate poison in the spiritual diet. It has to be pure, which means it has to be clear, without which it is poison.

But Pope Francis has now come out and slammed conservative Catholics who earnestly maintain that purity of doctrine be preserved. Concerning such people, the pope said in his Friday morning homily: “They are fanatics about things that are not clear, such as these fanatics who go about there, sowing discord in order to divide the Christian community.”

By David Martin - Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - Full Story

Contending Christians are Compliant, not Combative!

Timothy was bishop of the Ephesus church and disciple of the Apostle Paul who trained him to be a church leader. In A.D. 97, as the pagans were about to celebrate a feast called Catagogion, a festival in which they carried images of pagan gods through the streets, Timothy, severely reproved them for their ludicrous idolatry. For his faithful witness, they beat him with clubs, and he died two days later. Timothy was contending for the faith as every Christian is expected to do. He was compliant; his attackers were contentious, combative, and criminal.

Gibbon reported that the proconsul Pliny had published a general edict against unlawful meetings and Christian leaders thought it prudent to suspend their agapae; “but it was impossible for them to omit the exercise of public worship.” Christian leaders were willing to cease their feast but refused to stop their worship services. They were not being rebels, but being faithful Christians.

By Dr. Don Boys - Monday, May 22, 2017 - Full Story

VP Pence Speaks at Persecuted Christians Event

WASHINGTON -  Today, Vice President Mike Pence spoke at the Mayflower hotel to open today’s session at the World Congress of Persecuted Christians event sponsored by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA). Attendees hail from over 130 nations with high level representatives from the Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Coptic and Evangelical Christian communities. Vice President Pence delivered a heart-felt message to the gathering of Christian leaders. He said that President Trump is resolved to help persecuted Christians and religious minorities.

Vice President Pence said, “I am here on behalf of President Donald Trump as a tangible sign of his commitment-a commitment to defending Christians and all who suffer for their beliefs. Freedom to worship God according to our conscience is in the very fabric of our country. ‘For I know the plans that I have for you…’ True words when they were first spoken, true words today. Know that America stands with you.”

By Liberty Counsel - Thursday, May 11, 2017 - Full Story

“Faithkeepers” Movie Recruits Churches to Help Persecuted Christians

ORLANDO, FL - The shocking story of Christian persecution is being released in a movie debut, showing at churches on May 23, 2017, called “Faithkeepers.” This movie documents the revealing history and widespread persecution of Christians across the Middle East. This incredible, 50-minute film is packed with stories from children and their parents.


Each year, thousands of Christians are killed because of their faith. The movie brings to life these stories and the appalling persecution and deaths of Christians worldwide. There is little relief found in the Middle East. In Egypt, 90 percent of the population believes that converts to Christianity deserve death. Liberty Counsel’s ministry, Liberty Relief International, provides aid and relief to Christian refugees in the Middle East, who are being slaughtered and displaced by radical Jihadists.

By Liberty Counsel - Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - Full Story

Pope Planning Pentecostal Celebration with Charismatics

Pope Francis has invited thousands of Catholic “charismatics” and members of Pentecostal and Evangelical churches to Rome to celebrate Pentecost and mark the 50th anniversary of the so-called Catholic Charismatic Renewal.

Francis, who has a history of participating in charismatic-interfaith events, will lead a prayer vigil on June 3, the eve of Pentecost, at Rome’s Circus Maximus, and will offer Pentecost Mass the next morning in St. Peter’s Square.

The question is raised as to why Francis would entertain a sect that is manifestly errant and which the Church has already spoken against. In May 1969, Pope Paul VI publicly denounced “the illusion of a free and charismatic Christianity” which ‘‘does not build, but demolishes,” and deplored those who “have recourse to gratuitous charismatic suppositions in order to fill up the interior emptiness created by their own loss of confidence in the guidance of the Church.”

By David Martin - Friday, May 5, 2017 - Full Story

Religious Freedom Executive Order on National Day of Prayer

WASHINGTON—President Trump is expected to sign a religious freedom executive order today as part of a celebration for the National Day of Prayer. President Trump campaigned on the promise to protect religious freedom. He also campaigned on the pledge to repeal the so-called “Johnson Amendment” that restricts churches from endorsing or opposing candidates for elected office.

By Liberty Counsel - Thursday, May 4, 2017 - Full Story

‘The Real Bomb Is in Islam’s Books’

FrontPage Magazine

During his visit to Egypt last week, “Pope Francis visited al-Azhar University, a globally respected institution for Sunni Islamic learning,” and “met with Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, the imam of the government-run Al-Azhar mosque and an Islamic philosophy professor.”  This has been reported by several media, often with much fanfare.

Unfortunately, however, Sheikh Tayeb, once voted “world’s most influential Muslim,” and Al Azhar, the important madrassa he heads, are part of the problem, not the solution.  Tayeb is a renowned master of exhibiting one face to fellow Muslims in Egypt—one that supports the death penalty for “apostates,” calls for the totality of Sharia-rule, refuses to denounce ISIS of being un-Islamic, denounces all art as immoral, and rejects the very concept of reforming Islam—and another face to non-Muslims.

Priest Charged with Assault for Defending Eucharist during Traditional Latin Mass

This concerns a humble and holy priest from Brazil, Fr. Batista da Silva, who was accosted by a transgressor who maliciously disrupted his Ash Wednesday Mass while shouting obscenities against the priest, and who then proceeded to defile the Holy Eucharist after the priest mildly advised him that he would not be permitted to receive Communion in the hand as he demanded. After tripping and falling down through his own fury, parishioners were able to peaceably secure the man for the purpose of extracting the defiled Host from his hand, which was done successfully and without further incident. Their objective was to simply halt the altercation and defend the Holy Eucharist from sacrilege.

Criminal indictments have now been brought against Fr. Batista on the grounds that he incited violence against the man. It should be pointed out that Fr. Batista was offering the Latin Tridentine Mass, which explains the man’s hostility, since the Latin Mass is what enrages the devil’s fury more than anything else. This isn’t the first time the Latin Mass has incited the malice of the ancient serpent. Since when hasn’t it?

By David Martin - Sunday, April 23, 2017 - Full Story

Why Easter Brings Out the Worst in Islam

FrontPage Magazine

Why are some Christians murdered and many more terrorized in the name of Islam every Easter holiday?

This year’s most notable attack occurred in Egypt, where two Coptic Christian churches were bombed during Palm Sunday mass, leaving 50 dead and 120 injured.

While this incident received some coverage in Western media, attacks on churches in Egypt on or around Easter are not uncommon.  For instance, this last April 12, just two days after the Palm Sunday attacks, authorities thwarted another Islamic terror attack targeting a Coptic monastery in Upper Egypt.  Similarly, on April 12, 2015, Easter Sunday, two explosions targeting two separate churches took place in Egypt.  Although no casualties were reported—hence no reporting in Western media—large numbers could easily have resulted, based on precedent (for example, on January 1, 2011, as Egypt’s Christians ushered in the New Year—another Christian holiday for Orthodox communities—car bombs went off near the Two Saints Church in Alexandria, resulting in 23 dead worshippers and dozens critically injured).

By Raymond Ibrahim - Monday, April 17, 2017 - Full Story

Passover - Easter, 2017

A mother walking with two daughters stops me this morning:  “Do you know what time the stores open today?  Will they be open at all?”

It is Easter Sunday, and we are the only ones on Rodeo Drive, likely the most known street in Beverly Hills and one of the most iconic shopping destinations in the world.

Clearly, what is Ari to do?  Without preparation or hesitation, I send them to Church.

By Ari Bussel - Monday, April 17, 2017 - Full Story

My Witness

When I was young I was not a nice fellow.  Snakes would cross the street when I sauntered down the sidewalk.  My all consuming passion was getting enough alcohol and drugs to help me forget something I couldn’t remember.  Playing music and living in a 24/7 party atmosphere was all I cared about.  Other people were collateral damage on my way to a buzz.  I had the name of my guitar tattooed on my arm so women would know where my loyalties lay.

Spiritually I was dead inside.  I called myself an atheist and I was faithful to my boast.  Anyone who spoke to me of any religion was automatically consigned by me to irrelevance.  The closest thing I had to an actual conviction was a strident attachment to militant apathy.  I didn’t care about anything and I couldn’t stand anyone who did.

By Dr. Robert R. Owens - Friday, April 14, 2017 - Full Story

Jesus Resurrection – Proof that Death is a Failure

After centuries, the hordes that sit and swoon to the classicality of Shakespeare are yet unaware that William the bard of bards was woefully mistaken.

Shakespeare proclaimed:

“Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.”

Like everything else in this waning world of woe it is the one event called, the resurrection of Christ, which stops the flywheel of time and sends it in the other direction. Now it is death that is the poor player who struts and frets for his brief hour of time.

By Rev. Michael Bresciani - Thursday, April 13, 2017 - Full Story

Easter Special: How Jesus Might Look Back at the Cross

(Note to Readers: In the late 1990’s a church prepared to produce an Easter Program, with several chosen to play the parts of those who had been with Jesus during the Crucifixion as they reflected on that event. When this writer was asked to “be Jesus” the answer was no,  since no-one is worthy to portray Jesus. It DID seem right to present how Jesus might give His thoughts and what He might say instead of actually pretending to BE Jesus, so the writing began. The reception of it was so strong that it was decided that it be written for publication where it also received solid approval, so much so that it became an annual Easter Feature since in publications throughout the world.)

The world today is in chaos. There are no restraints in human conduct. Absolute values have long been abolished. Good is considered evil, and evil is considered good. And never has The Cross been more offensive to society than it is today. Sin abounds. Any mention of the name Jesus Christ brings contempt and ridicule. His name is blasphemed and many public displays of Christianity have been declared illegal, while at the same time, pagan religions are readily endorsed and encouraged. Seeing all of this, would Jesus have second thoughts about Calvary? How would He look back on his sacrifice today? Think about it.

By Rev. Austin Miles - Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - Full Story

Pence is Still Right: Cross-Gender Relationships Can be Dangerous!

It is not necessary to drink a gallon of ocean water to learn that the water is salty. One can make that determination very quickly. Moreover, expensive studies are not necessary to prove it is common for a man and woman to climb into bed after a meal especially if booze was imbibed. And the odds of immorality are exponential with the proximity to Washington, D.C
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The fallout continues after the revelation that Vice President Pence refuses to be alone with a woman who is not his wife. It should be noted that Pence was elected to Congress in 2000 after the terrible tenure of Bill Clinton that made oral sex a household word for kids. But then, Progressives said, “It was only sex!” Now Pence is chided, castigated, and condemned for setting guidelines to protect his marriage! He considers his unusual practice a “fence” to protect his marriage. Pence took notice of his colleague Mark Souder, another married Indiana Congressman, living alone in Washington, who committed adultery and resigned in disgrace in May of 2010.

By Dr. Don Boys - Thursday, April 6, 2017 - Full Story

Stop Calling Our God Given Faith and Morality - Loveless and Biased

By now millions have viewed the ad campaign which depicts two girls kissing at a sports arena while the crowd cheers as they watch on the stadium big screen.

They also watched the ad that shows two men holding and caressing the little boy raised by two homosexuals.

Then along comes the ad with the big tough guy sauntering down the street equating skin color, race and transgenders and homosexuals as all worthy of the love of real patriots. While there is not a real Christian that would not love all of them, two things are missing in this left wing slop.

By Rev. Michael Bresciani - Thursday, April 6, 2017 - Full Story

Lamentation of the Church during the 100th Anniversary of Fatima

O Church of Our Divine Saviour
Set up to be faithful and true,
Through the ages you were radiant with glory,
But what hast happened to you!

Your nuns have become foolish maidens,
Your priests are polluted with error,
Your prophets utter strange delusions
While the flock is led to despair.

By David Martin - Monday, March 20, 2017 - Full Story

The Endless Ages of Purim

Tonight the celebration of the holiday of Purim begins. Purim is a Jewish holiday often neglected outside the more religious communities in America and the State of Israel because it commemorates an attempt to exterminate the Jews. And we all know that stopped being a problem long ago.

If Purim had culminated with some smart power diplomacy and a lesson on tolerance, liberal Jews might be more inclined to celebrate it. Unfortunately it ends with a genocidal madman being hung from a tree and the Jews fighting for their lives, winning and slaughtering their enemies.

And instead of feeling guilty about it, their descendants eat pastries, dress up in costumes and get drunk. At least those of their descendants who believe in survival instead of surrender.

By Daniel Greenfield - Sunday, March 12, 2017 - Full Story

Did Francis Formally Profess Heresy?

In an interview with Catholic World Report (CWR) in December 2016, Cardinal Raymond Burke, archbishop and patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, said that if a pope were to “formally profess heresy he would cease, by that act, to be the Pope.”

The cardinal was reiterating Church teaching, as expressed by famed canonist Franz Wernz in his Ius Canonicum: “In sum, it needs to be said clearly that a [publicly] heretical Roman Pontiff loses his power upon the very fact.” Burke stressed that he was “not saying that Pope Francis is in heresy,” but was simply pointing out that it “could happen” that a pope could formally profess heresy.

By David Martin - Monday, March 6, 2017 - Full Story

Pope Francis Tears at History’s Ancient Walls against Islam

FrontPage Magazine

Pope Francis continues to argue for two interrelated points that, while seemingly humane, compromise Western nations and expose their citizens to danger.

He reiterated his first point earlier this month when he said, “I appeal not to create walls but to build bridges.”  Francis has made this appeal frequently, both figuratively (when imploring Western nations not to close their doors against more incoming Muslim migrants) and literally (for instance by characterizing Donald Trump’s proposal to build a U.S.-Mexico wall as “not Christian”).

By Raymond Ibrahim - Saturday, February 25, 2017 - Full Story