Workers and students who express their opinion in favor of Christian principles or in opposition to the LGBT or abortion agendas now risk being fired from their jobs or expelled from academic programs.
TRUTH BOMBS: Mainstream immorality.
ARTICLE: Executives at Disney Channel — and pro-gay groups — have given their stamp of approval for a coming-out tale for tweens on “Andi Mack.”
The second season of Disney’s coming-of-age show will feature a creative milestone that was pre-screened by such groups as the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and PFLAG.
The series, which stars Peyton Elizabeth Lee, follows her character’s “uncharted course of self-discovery.”
“Everyone involved in the show takes great care in ensuring that it’s appropriate for all audiences and sends a powerful message about inclusion and respect for humanity,” the company said in a statement on Thursday via its ABC News subsidiary.
A Pakistani Christian said he was beaten unconscious by Muslims who were angered at poppies and a cross displayed in his car.
Our universe shouldn’t exist, according to scientists at CERN — the European Organization for Nuclear Research, Newsweek reported.
And believers in God just might get a kick out of one of the questions that’s stumping them.
Why are CERN scientists saying the universe shouldn’t exist?
- Researchers have discovered a symmetry in nature they say shouldn’t be possible, the magazine said.
- After the Big Bang, matter had to form, Newsweek added.
- But if there were equal measures of particles and antiparticles, the universe wouldn’t exist since particles and antiparticles annihilate each other upon contact, the magazine continued.
- Therefore there must be an imbalance between them, Newsweek noted.
- But apparently there is no imbalance, the magazine said.
A plaque honoring America’s first president at the church he attended for more than two decades — Christ Church in Alexandria, Virginia — is being removed after complaints.
Plaques honoring George Washington and Confederate General Robert E. Lee are being removed because they apparently make church visitors feel unwelcome and are too controversial, according to the church’s leaders. Currently, plaques are placed where the two historic men most often sat in the church’s sanctuary.
“The plaques in our sanctuary make some in our presence feel unsafe or unwelcome. Some visitors and guests who worship with us choose not to return because they receive an unintended message from the prominent presence of the plaques,” the church leaders said.
TRUTH BOMBS: What is your opinion? Is it the music irreleavent? Is this irreverent to God in His holy Sanctuary?
ARTICLE: FORT WAYNE, Ind. — The worship band of a non-denominational “church” in Indiana recently performed the song “Money Talks” from the secular rock group AC/DC—also known for its “Highway to Hell” tune that celebrates having a party in Hell with one’s friends—during the Sunday morning service to correspond with the pastor’s sermon series. “Come on!…
The death penalty for apostasy is part of Islamic law. It’s based on the Qur’an: “They wish you would disbelieve as they disbelieved so you would be alike. So do not take from among them allies until they emigrate for the cause of Allah. But if they turn away, then seize them and kill them wherever you find them and take not from among them any ally or helper.” (Qur’an 4:89)
A hadith depicts Muhammad saying: “Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him” (Bukhari 9.84.57). The death penalty for apostasy is part of Islamic law according to all the schools of Islamic jurisprudence.
A United Kingdom news organization, Mirror Online, reported Sunday that 50 children per week in Britain are visiting sex change clinics.
What did the report say?
- The Mirror published information by some experts who said that the number of referrals to sex change clinics is on the rise due to “the growing acceptance of gender issues.”
- Children as young as 4 years old are now telling their parents that they want to change their gender.
- The children visiting the clinics are reportedly unhappy with the body they were born with.
- According to the Mirror, the number of children visiting Britain’s sex change specialist clinic — The Gender Identity Development Service — has seen an increase of 24 percent in the past six months.
- The Mirror reported that in 2017, two children seen at the clinic were 4 years old, four children were 5 years old, and 17 children were 6 years old.
- In 2009, there were 97 children referred to the clinic.
- In the 2016-17 school year, 2,016 children were referred to the clinic.
- For the 2017-18 school year, experts anticipate the figure to climb to 2,600.
TRUTH BOMBS: At lreast they are honest with them selves.
ARTICLE: The Evangelical Luther Church of American was founded in 1988 with 5,288,230 members. By 2016, less than twenty years later, the ELCA had shrunk to 3,563,842 members. With that kind of “growth,” the ELCA has less than forty years before the final member throws her hands up and quits. Christ the King Lutheran Church in Cary, N.C., believes that they’ve found the answer to stopping the mass exodus of tithing members. They’ve stopped preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ and have embraced progressive theology and social justice.
Writing for Religion News Service, Yonat Shimron tells the story of Christ the King Lutheran Church:
[The ELCA’s] successful churches, such as Christ the King, located in a bedroom community of Raleigh, are pushing forward with a new vision, one that has less to do with upholding the purity of Luther’s theology and more with the spirit of Luther’s reform agenda.
That spirit of reform is evident in the casual clothes sans-collar Pugh wears for Bible study, in his embrace of technology and audio-visual enhancements — the Bible study is posted to the church’s YouTube channel — and in his theological exploration that brings recent academic scholarship into the pews and challenges members’ understanding of their faith.
Christ the King Lutheran Church wants to move beyond the hidebound traditions of American Protestantism, take risks, attract younger people and make Christianity more relevant to the 21st century.
They definitely moved past the “hidebound traditions of American Protestantism.”
In a sermon series about Genesis posted on YouTube, Christ the King Lutheran Church gives evidence to how far removed from orthodox Christianity they now are.
In the video, the pastor tells the crowd, “When we’re looking at Genesis, we’re not looking at our sacred texts. We’re looking at somebody else’s.” According to Daniel Pugh, the church’s associate pastor, Genesis and the entire Old Testament belong to Judaism and not to Christians.
While it’s true that Judaism counts the Torah as their sacred text, Christians also count the Old Testament as part and parcel of our sacred text. Second Timothy 3:16 says that “All Scripture is breathed out by God.” That “all” includes the Old Testament.
Not content with simply attacking the Christian doctrine of the Bible, Pastor Pugh brings up Martin Luther’s famous Latin phrase, “Simul Iustus et Peccator.” A rough translation is, “I am a saint and a sinner.” Pugh rightfully recognizes that Luther’s basis for that belief is found in the first three chapters of Genesis. He then dismisses Luther (and Protestantism) and says, “Today, we’re going to look at Genesis 1-3, this thing we’ve been calling ‘the Fall’ for a long time, and I’m going to show how our Jewish friends read their sacred text.”
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Tuesday was a landmark day in the war against the Islamic State, as both the ISIS capital of Raqqa in Syria and its Philippine stronghold of Marawi were liberated.
Analysts caution that ISIS has not been destroyed, but with these twin defeats, it has been broken down from a terror state back into a terrorist organization.
The value of ISIS’ former status as a terror state was enormous. Islamic State recruiting pitches were filled with boasts about its prowess as a conqueror of territory, from easily routing the Iraqi military at Mosul to carving a bloody swath across Syria. The Islamic State declared a “caliphate,” or Islamic nation. Its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was the “caliph.” Other terrorist gangs swore vows of fealty to Baghdadi on that basis. His continued survival is a matter of debate, but if he no longer holds a caliphate, he can hardly claim to be a conquering caliph anymore.
As Al Aan reporter Jenan Moussa pointed out, the Islamic State dreamed of invading Rome at the height of its power.