Telling a classmate “God bless you” after she sneezes is a “microaggression,” according to extensive social justice guidelines posted by a women’s college in Boston.
On its website, the Simmons College library lists six “anti-oppression” categories—“anti-racism,” “anti-transmisia,” “anti-ableism,” “anti-Islamomisia,” “anti-sanism” and “anti-queermisia”—with which students should be familiar.
“This guide is intended to provide some general information about anti-oppression, diversity, and inclusion as well as information and resources for the social justice issues key to the Simmons College community,” a description of the catalogue reads.
Under the “anti-Islamomisia” tab, students are warned that saying “God bless you” after a sneeze is to commit the microaggression, “Assumption of One’s Own Religious Identity as the Norm.”
Wishing someone “Merry Christmas” similarly “conveys one’s perception that everyone is Christian or believes in God.”
Another common “Islamomisic” microaggression is “telling someone that they are in the ‘wrong’ religion,” the guidelines state.
Source: College lists ‘God bless you’ as a ‘microaggression’ – Washington Times
At least died after a knife-wielding man stabbed four people at an in-home church service in Texas on Wednesday night, police said.
Source: Texas church service stabbing leaves at least one dead; suspect in custody | Fox News
WASHINGTON, D.C., February 1, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The Episcopal church in the Diocese of Washington, D.C., passed a resolution last week to stop using masculine pronouns for God in future updates to its Book of Common Prayer.
The resolution to stop using “gendered language for God” was passed quickly by delegates to the Diocese’s 123rd Convention.
“If revision of the Book of Common Prayer is authorized, to utilize expansive language for God from the rich sources of feminine, masculine, and non-binary imagery for God found in Scripture and tradition and, when possible, to avoid the use of gendered pronouns for God,” the resolution stated.
“Over the centuries our language and our understanding of God has continued to change and adapt,” the drafters of the resolution stated. The drafters said that referring to God using masculine pronouns is to “limit our understanding of God.”
One delegate said that a Jewish name for God should be reinterpreted as ‘God with breasts.’
Source: U.S. Episcopal diocese votes to stop using masculine pronouns for God | News | LifeSite
A Christian organization at the University of Iowa that was disbanded for not granting a gay member a leadership position has been reinstated after a judge ruled against the school’s “selective enforcement” of its nondiscrimination policy.
What was the issue?
Business Leaders in Christ refused to give a leadership position to an openly gay student who refused to sign the group’s Statement of Faith.
The statement reads: “Members should conduct their careers without the greed, racism, sexual immorality and selfishness that too often arise in business, political and cultural institutions.”
The university shut the organization down, saying that membership and participation in campus organizations cannot be limited based on sexual orientation, among other things.
Source: A Christian group accused of discriminating against a gay member just won a big victory in court – TheBlaze
TRUTH BOMBS: This is the consequences when people do not view Christianity as a complete life system, but a social system. The world will always have a greater influence until you completely become submissive to Christ and His Law.
ARTICLE: A Minnesota preacher in a failing marriage, who failed in his attempt to hire a hit man using bitcoin on the dark web, also failed to convincingly stage his wife’s murder as a suicide — a final misstep that ultimately led to his arrest, officials said.
Source: Preacher who cheated using Ashley Madison, tried hiring hit man on dark web in bid to murder wife, cops say | Fox News
A Tennessee megachurch pastor publicly admitted to engaging in a “sexual incident” with a 17-year-old girl when he was a college-aged church staff member 20 years ago. His admission — which was made on the platform of Memphis’ Highpoint Church on Sunday — received a standing ovation from the congregation.…
Source: Megachurch pastor admits ‘sexual incident’ with teen. His congregation gives him a standing ovation. – TheBlaze
In Britain, for instance, the All Saints Church in Kingston upon Thames recently held a joint birthday celebration for Jesus and Mohammed. The “Milad, Advent and Christmas Celebration” on December 3 was aimed at “marking the birthday of Prophet Mohammed and looking forward to the birthday of Jesus.” The hour-long service included time for Islamic prayer and was followed by the cutting of a birthday cake.
The prominent Christian blog “Archbishop Cranmer” rebuked the church for its lack of discernment:
“Note how this event is ‘Marking the birthday of Prophet Mohammed,’ but not looking forward to the birthday of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Mohammed gets his prophethood, while Jesus gets neither his prophethood nor his priesthood; neither his kingship nor his messiahship. It’s the exalted Prophet Mohammed along with plain old Jesus, because to have added any of his claims to divinity would, of course, have alienated many Muslims (if they hadn’t already been alienated by the haram [forbidden by Islam] celebration), which wouldn’t have been very interfaith or sensitively missional, would it?”
Source: Europe: The Islamization of Christmas
Teenage volunteers in Israel are helping archaeologists uncover the incredible remains of a Byzantine monastery and church.
Impressive mosaic floors have been found at the site in Beit Shemesh near Jerusalem. Over 1,000 teenagers are participating in the excavation, which is being conducted by the Israel Antiquities Authority.
“We were surprised by the wonderful state of preservation of the ancient remains, and the richness of the finds being uncovered,” said Benyamin Storchan, director of the excavations for the Israel Antiquities Authority, in a statement. “The artifacts found in the large building, which seems to be a monastic compound, may indicate that the site was important and perhaps a center for ancient pilgrims in the Judean Shephelah region.”
Source: Amazing Christian discovery in Israel: Remains of 1,500 year-old monastery and church found | Fox News
A Pennsylvania police officer has been suspended for attending church services during his shift, reports The Christian Post.
Source: Police Officer Suspended for Attending Church While on Duty – Christian News Headlines
TRUTH BOMBS: So I guess the definition of Holinessis completely excludes the Lord’s teachings on Holiness. Because that would make too much sense.
ARTICLE: The act of worshipping God is a common practice subscribe to by many people across the globe.
However, how people worship God differs from one religion to another, hence the various distinctions.
The new addition to these existing religious distinctions or sets is probably what the new Gobola Church in Johannesburg in South Africa has introduced.
Gobola Church, which has been in existence for only four months, worships God with their dexterity in smoking and alcohol drinking.
Source: Drunkards and smokers church opens in Johannesburg | World News 2017-12-12