He told Jones, who appeared alongside him at the news conference, that he was praying her “careful review and hard questions will help my good people renew their trust in the church they love and the leaders they want to believe.”
(Karen Matthews – AP) Hoping to restore the faith of those disillusioned by how the church has handled sexual abuse allegations, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York appointed a former federal judge Thursday to review its procedures and protocols. Continue reading
A new report claims Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein offered to secretly tape President Donald Trump inside the Oval Office and wanted to “recruit” top administration officials to oust the president with a vote among Cabinet leaders.
(Joshua Kaplan – Breitbart) The New York Times writes that Rosenstein shared these plans with “other Justice Department and FBI officials,” all of whom relayed their accounts to the paper anonymously. Continue reading
Snochia Moseley – Facebook
‘She wasn’t a monster, wasn’t an angry person. I believe this was emotional distress. If she did this, it was her last straw’
(LifeZette) A friend of the woman who killed three people in a mass shooting at a Rite Aid distribution center in Maryland on Thursday (the scene is pictured above) said that she identified as a transgender male, The Daily Caller and other outlets are reporting.
The shooter, identified by authorities as 26-year-old Snochia Moseley, did not have any prior criminal record, according to the Harford County Sheriff’s Office, and the Glock 9mm she used in the shooting was registered to her. Continue reading
“We have no problem with a drag queen story hour being held in a private facility. It can be held at the fraternity house. It can be held at the coffee shop. We draw the line by the fact we have government actors endorsing it.”
(Phillip Boudreaux – News 15)Two Religious Organizations are suing in an attempt to stop Drag Queen Story Time at the Lafayette Library.
The suit was filed in federal court in Lafayette by Warriors for Christ and Special Forces of Liberty. Continue reading
In the end, [Trump] said, his goal was to let the public decide by seeing the documents that have been kept secret for more than two years. “All I want to do is be transparent.”
(John Solomon and Buck Sexton – The Hill) President Trump in an exclusive interview with Hill.TV [watch the video] said Tuesday he ordered the release of classified documents in the Russia collusion case to show the public the FBI probe started as a “hoax” and that exposing it could become one of the “crowning achievements” of his presidency. Continue reading
The ramifications for this move is stunning if you think about it – they should be officially registered as a “cult” since they are accountable to no one. Historically denominations are formed over theological positions. Our readers should note that Hillsong will be the only denomination in existence that has not been openly upfront and honest about their theological positions – which means they already are a risk to themselves and their followers. — Churchwatch Central
(Leonardo Blair – The Christian Post) Citing the growing global nature of the church, Brian Houston, global senior pastor of the popular Hillsong Church, has announced a split from Australia’s largest Pentecostal denomination to become a denomination of its own. Continue reading
Bishops who are accused should remain silent like Jesus on Good Friday when the crowds called out for his crucifixion, Pope Francis said Tuesday.
(Thomas D. Williams – Breitbart) When people insulted Jesus on Good Friday and shouted, “Crucify him,” the pope said in his morning homily at the chapel of the Santa Marta residence, “he remained silent because he had compassion for those people deceived by the powerful.”
“He was silent. He prayed,” Francis said. Continue reading
“He warned that such agreements can sometimes be ‘profoundly evil,’ as they can tempt people with money to hide acts that are morally wrong, and even criminal.”
(Stoyan Zaimov – The Christian Post) Scot McKnight, a scholar and former member at Willow Creek Community Church, has asked why churches are making employees sign non-disparagement agreements.
The evangelical megachurch told The Christian Post that such agreements relate to financial care packages offered to staff. It’s an extension of compensation following a termination of employment so they don’t suffer financial hardship. And the former staff member is asked to “refrain from making disparaging or untrue statements about the church for the duration of the financial care agreement.” Continue reading
“Co-founder Sergey Brin can be heard comparing Trump supporters to fascists and extremists. Brin argues that like other extremists, Trump voters were motivated by “boredom,” which he says in the past led to fascism and communism.”
(Allum Kokhari – Breitbart) A video recorded by Google shortly after the 2016 presidential election reveals an atmosphere of panic and dismay amongst the tech giant’s leadership, coupled with a determination to thwart both the Trump agenda and the broader populist movement emerging around the globe. Continue reading
Baptist Press has a piece on the battle brewing over a recently released statement titled Social Justice & The Gospel. As a result, “productive conversations” are now taking place by those in the evangelical community who land on different sides of the social justice discussion. John MacArthur, a conservative evangelical who spearheaded the SJ&G statement, strongly disagrees with Russell Moore, a progressive evangelical who believes that “the Gospel is a Gospel … of both justice and justification.” We shall see how this all plays out.
Top tier signatories of the statement include John MacArthur, Voddie Baucham, Phil Johnson, James White, Tom Buck, Anthony Mathenia, Michael O’Fallon, Tom Ascol, Darrell Harrison, Craig Mitchell, Justin Peters, Jeremy Vuolo and Josh Buice. Over at SH&G, Phil Johnson clarifies what the signers of the statement believe to be the true Gospel of Jesus Christ in a piece he wrote titled A Gospel Issue.
So without further ado, here’s David Roach’s report: Continue reading
The Catholic Church has faced a number of challenges in recent decades. Recently Archbishop Viganò accused Pope Francis of covering up for now ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s serial sex abuse of seminarians and priests. (Read the reports here) As a result of continuing revelations that some priests sexually abused children and that their superiors covered it up, there has been a decline in membership and a shortage of priests. So now Legatus, described as “the most influential lay organization in the Church” has put the Holy See’s annual tithe in escrow. Lianne Laurence of LifeSiteNews has the story:
The highly influential Catholic business association Legatus has put its annual Vatican tithe “in escrow,” citing the current crisis in the Church. Continue reading
“The DOJ’s move is the first sign of the administration taking concrete action to address alleged bias following President Trump’s public accusations against tech companies last week. It also comes at a time of tension between the president and his top law enforcement officer.”
(Morgan Chalafant & Harper Neidig – The Hill) Attorney General Jeff Sessions has scheduled a meeting with state attorneys general in September to discuss a “growing concern” that tech companies may be “intentionally stifling” the free flow of ideas on their platforms. Continue reading
One passerby returned to counter-protest, holding a sign that read “Ignore the trash” and telling the protesters, “If you died right now, you would make a lot of people very happy.”
(Heather Clark – Christian News) Residents in some Southern cities have pushed back against plans to bring “Drag Queen Story Hour” to their local library, an event that features men dressed as women reading stories about topics such as homosexuality and “gender fluidity” to young children in an effort to impart acceptance of those lifestyles. Continue reading
“What is rather humorous about it is that Kaepernick has not lost everything — not even close. Since his departure from the NFL, leftists have made him a hero.”
(Zachary Leeman – LifeZette) Former San Fransisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is the centerpiece of a new advertising campaign by Nike celebrating the 30th anniversary of the company’s famous slogan “Just Do It.”
Kaepernick tweeted out the first image from the campaign on Monday. Continue reading
From all appearances the SBC will eventually join the apostate Methodists and the PC(USA) in ordaining women pastors.
(Margaret Colson – BP News) Just as Jesus affirmed first-century women, calling them to confess Him as Lord and tell the good news of the Gospel, He continues to call women in the 21st century to communicate His story to the world.
Many women communicators today are answering that call, serving in denominational “seats of influence,” a term Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear used in his post-election press conference during the SBC annual meeting in Dallas. Continue reading
This statement opposes the dangerous movement known as “Social Justice Christianity” and clearly lays out the true Gospel of Jesus Christ which is in stark contrast to the progressive social gospel that will “lead people away from the grace of God in Jesus Christ.” The statement is in the style of other Christian documents such as the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy, the Danvers Statement on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood and the Nashville Statement. Sign it if you agree.
Following is the Introduction to ‘The Statement on Social Justice & the Gospel’: Continue reading
“AB 2943 would have criminalized even ordinary religious speech on same-sex attraction, and it also would have forbidden LGBT persons from making a deeply personal choice to explore conversion therapy,”
(Calvin Freiburger – LifeSiteNews) – California’s controversial ban on virtually any form of treatment for unwanted same-sex attraction appeared to be on the verge of becoming law, but its lead Democrat sponsor has just withdrawn it from consideration. Continue reading
“I’ve enjoyed the convenience of the drive-thru three miles from my house, but no way do they get my money now.”
(LifeZette) In-N-Out, the Christian-owned burger chain that originated in California, is facing a boycott after it was discovered the company donated over $25,000 to the Republican Party.
The campaign, originating on Twitter, now has gained national attention after journalist Gabriel Schneider posted the now-viral tweet. Continue reading
“We are the mothers and sisters of your priests, seminarians, future priests and religious,” the letter reads.
(Stephen Kokx – LifeSiteNews) – A group of prominent Catholic women have written an open letter to Pope Francis imploring him to provide clarity on the “escalating” sex abuse crisis currently “engulfing” the Church.
Expressing anger, betrayal, and heartbreak, the women bluntly ask Pope Francis if Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò’s detailed testimony about sex abuse being covered up by Vatican officials, including the Pope, is true or not. Continue reading
In his NBC interview, Cardinal Cupich raised the specter of racism, suggesting that people who believe allegations against the pope “don’t like him because he is a Latino.”
(Thomas D. Williams – Breitbart) Cardinal Blase Cupich, the Archbishop of Chicago, has downplayed bombshell allegations that Pope Francis knowingly rehabilitated an abusive American cardinal, saying the pope has a “bigger agenda” to worry about, such as protecting the environment and migrants. Continue reading
When Ruven a.k.a. Ruben Muelenberg was arrested in May 2018 on child molestation charges, Saddleback Church, whose senior pastor is Rick Warren, downplayed Muelenberg’s role at the church. As it turns out, he was not just a mentor to troubled youth, he was on staff at Warren’s church. On August 22 the jury found Muelenberg guilty of the charges against him. The Orange County Register has the details:
A Saddleback Church youth mentor was convicted Wednesday of molesting twin teenage boys on two occasions when they were 13 and 14 years old. Continue reading
“The loss of their social media accounts will have a major impact on the ability of conservatives and right-wingers to organize its online supporters for the U.S. midterm elections and beyond.”
(Allum Bokhari – Breitbart) The purge of the right on social media was once a slow trickle, with high-profile bans happening only occasionally, and then subsiding. With just three months until the midterm elections, the Masters of the Universe in Silicon Valley have turned online censorship into a cascade. Continue reading
Program helps students ‘unlearn’ toxic masculinity
(Michael Jones – The College Fix) Brown University is working to help its male students “unlearn” and “unpack” their masculinity.
A program at the Ivy League institution provides “safe spaces for men to unpack all of the things they have learned about masculinity and what it means to be a man,” according to its website.
“Rigid definitions of masculinity are toxic to men’s health,” campus officials state online under the heading: “Unlearning Toxic Masculinity.” Continue reading
Cardinal Donald Wuerl
“The predatory behavior of Father Ernest Paone dated back to the 1960s and he was shuffled from parish to parish all over the country, according to the grand jury report.”