Boys: slip on a dress and you can join the Girl Scouts!

Berean Research reports:

Girl Scouts isn’t just for girls anymore. But then again the Feminist Movement has been trying to blur and eliminate gender lines for decades.

Now the Girl Scouts of America has changed its policy: Boys dressing as girls can join them for weekly meetings, campouts, changing, sleeping arrangements, and other travel-related activities and any other formerly girls-only activities. Yes, boys in skirts, boys in make-up and boys in tents will become a part of the program.

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New Pew Research Poll: Apostate “Christians” Leaving Church

Church PewChristian News Network (CNN) informs us that the current Pew Research Center report stated that mainline groups have experienced the greatest drop in numbers and “may have fallen by as few as 3 million or as many as 7.3 million between 2007 and 2014.” According to CNN, these groups include the “United Methodist Church, the American Baptist Church (U.S.A.), the Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the Episcopal Church— denominations that have largely been considered to be apostate by evangelical Christians because of their liberal and unorthodox stances on abortion and homosexuality.” The good news is that those who identify as evangelical Christians have declined less than one percent.

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FDA proposes 1-year abstinence for gay, bisexual men to donate blood

According to The Washington Times:

The federal government on Tuesday proposed its plans to permit gay and bisexual men to donate blood if they have abstained from sex for a year.

The policy is aimed at safeguarding the blood supply for hemophiliacs and other users. It is similar to those of several nations, which also have a one-year or multiple-year sexual abstinence policy for men who have sex with men (MSM).

The policy is denounced by gay-rights groups who say MSM who are married or in monogamous relationships have less risk for transmitting diseases like HIV/AIDS and hepatitis than heterosexuals who have multiple female sex partners.

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Liberal speakers dominate college commencements, conservative group says

Fox News Reports:

Northwestern UniversityAs cap-and-gown season gets underway at American colleges and universities, graduates and their loved ones will be getting an earful from left-wing commencement speakers, according to a report.

Liberal speakers will outnumber conservatives by at least 6-to-1 at the nation’s top 100 schools as ranked by U.S. News & World Report, according to conservative watchdog group Young America’s Foundation. Among the top 10 of the list–which includes schools such as Princeton, the University of Chicago and Duke–none is hosting conservative speakers.

“Our 2015 survey shows the conservative blackout on college campuses has only gotten worse,” Ron Robinson, president of Young America’s Foundation, said in a statement to “While conservatives won the national elections by a wide margin, campuses have doubled down on liberal speakers–with zero elected conservative officials scheduled to speak at our nation’s top schools.”

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Vatican to Recognize Palestinian State in New Treaty

According to Berean Research:

The Vatican said Wednesday that it had concluded a treaty to recognize Palestinian statehood, a symbolic but significant step welcomed by Palestinians but upsetting to the Israeli government.

Formal recognition of a Palestinian state by the Vatican, which has deep religious interests in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories that include Christian holy sites, lends a powerful signal of moral authority and legitimacy to the efforts by the Palestinian Authority’s president, Mahmoud Abbas, to achieve statehood despite the long paralyzed Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

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Voters Worry Military Exercises May Lead to Federal Control Of States

According to Rasmussen Reports:

Eight weeks of U.S. military exercises this summer in several southwestern states – dubbed Jade Helm 15 – have some wondering if the government is preparing for martial law. Most voters don’t oppose such exercises, but a surprising number worry about what the federal government is up to.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 65% of Likely U.S. Voters favor the U.S. military conducting training exercises in their state. Just 16% are opposed, but slightly more (19%) are undecided.

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Religious Freedom Panel: Terror, Violence Spreading Worldwide

Christian Headlines reports:

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) this week urged the Obama administration to increase public pressure on foreign governments “perpetrating or tolerating” severe persecution of religious minorities around the world.

“Humanitarian crises fueled by waves of terror, intimidation, and violence have engulfed an alarming number of countries in the year since the release of [USCIRF’s] prior annual report last May,” the report says. “The horrors of the past year speak volumes about how and why religious freedom and the protection of the rights of vulnerable religious communities matter.”

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Satanic Temple Sues for “Religious Exemption” to Keep Immediate Abortion in Missouri

Christian News Network reports:

A nationally-recognized Satanist organization has filed suit against the state of Missouri in effort to obtain a “religious exemption” from a law requiring mothers to wait 72 hours before obtaining an abortion.

As previously reported, the New York-based Satanic Temple announced last summer that it was using the Supreme Court decision in favor of the popular craft chain Hobby Lobby to ‘bolster’ an initiative to seek an exemption from pro-life laws that its members claim to violate their religious beliefs.

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Study finds fewer Christians, more unaffiliated in US

According to Yahoo News:

The United States is becoming a little less Christian, and a little more unaffiliated to any faith, a major study on the nation’s changing religious landscape suggested Tuesday.

“The United States remains home to more Christians than any other country in the world,” with 70.6 percent of its population, or 173 million adults, identifying as Christian last year, the Pew Research Center said.

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Gay-themed traffic lights get Vienna into mood for Eurovision Song Contest

Reuters reports:

Gay-themed traffic lights are getting Vienna into the mood for the annual Eurovision Song Contest, one of the world’s most popular kitsch cultural events which this year is being hosted by the Austrian capital.

Dozens of traffic lights in central Vienna have been programmed to show male or female gay couples with hearts — in red for stop and green for go — replacing the usual single, gender-neutral figure.

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Berean Research has the story:

Cuban President Raul Castro paid a call Sunday on Pope Francis at the Vatican to thank him for working for Cuban-U.S. detente – and said he was so impressed by the pontiff he is considering a return to the Catholic church’s fold.

`’Bienvenido (welcome)!” Francis said in his native Spanish, welcoming Castro to his studio near the Vatican public audience hall. The Cuban president, bowing his head, gripped Francis’ hand with both of his, and the two men began private talks. The meeting lasted nearly an hour, as the Argentine-born Francis and Castro spoke in Spanish.

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The Revolution Will Be Digitized

The Washington Post has a story on extreme tracking devices that are coming for “ordinary people to ‘quantify’ themselves using wearable fitness gadgets, medical equipment, headcams, traditional lab tests and homemade contraptions, all with the goal of finding ways to optimize their bodies and minds to live longer, healthier lives — and perhaps to discover some important truth about themselves and their purpose in life.” But there are huge health and privacy ramifications. View article →

Tracking kids via microchip “can’t be far off,” says expert

According to KENS5:

It’s a thought that is just a little too Orwellian for most people — putting a microchip inside your body. But there are people who are doing just that already.

For most of those who have, it’s a matter of convenience. Now, they can log onto their computer, lock or unlock their front door, or even start their car with a wave of a microchip implanted in their hand.

Now let’s take the technology one step further.

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Former Lesbian Petitions Obama to Hear Voices of Those Christ Has Set Free from Homosexuality

Christian News Network reports:

A former lesbian has started a petition on to ask Barack Obama to meet with and acknowledge those who have been set free from the homosexual lifestyle by the transforming power of Jesus Christ.

Janet Boynes lived as a lesbian for 14 years and now leads a ministry to help others struggling with homosexual temptation to walk victoriously in righteousness. She says that she became involved in same-sex romantic relationships as a youth as she was looking for something to satisfy her in the midst of a difficult upbringing: her father wasn’t present in the home, her mother’s boyfriend was an alcoholic, and she was sexually abused twice.

Boynes began looking for love, but in all the wrong places.

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Megachurch Pastor Paula White Weds Rocker Jonathan Cain in Third Marriage

According to Charisma News:

Paula WhitePaula White just got married to Chicago-born rocker Jonathan Cain. He is perhaps best known for his days with the band Journey and Bad English. He wrote the classic Journey song “Don’t Stop Believin'” and was part of over a dozen other Journey albums.

“What a weekend—Blessed beyond description,” she tweeted.

White, a controversial pastor was divorced from her last husband, Randy White, in 2007. White married her first husband, Dean Knight, when she was a teenager. Together, they had a son named Bradley. She divorced Knight after she got saved.

White stirred controversy in 2011 after she was appointed senior pastor of the late Zachery Tims’ megachurch, New Destiny Christian Center (NDCC) near Orlando. At the time, White was also senior pastor of Without Walls International Church. She later handed the reigns back to her ex-husband, Randy.


School district says feds forced policy that allows transgender kids to use bathrooms of their choice

Todd Starnes, host of Fox News & Commentary writes:

The Fairfax County Public Schools School Board voted Thursday night to add “gender identity” to its nondiscrimination policy in spite of massive opposition from parents and the area’s religious community.

Police were summoned to control a standing-room-only crowd as board members approved the controversial measure.

Critics argued it would allow boys who identify as girls to use the bathrooms and locker rooms of their choice — and vice versa. Parents also had concerns about the possibility of transgender teachers.

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Christian Singer Amy Grant Partners With Pro-Abortion Gates Foundation

According to Berean Research :

Amy Grant

Christian recording artist Amy Grant is joining forces with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to push birth control and contraceptives in developing nations. Since Grant says she is pro-life it seems odd that she would work with any foundation that has given pro-abortion groups millions of dollars to advance their agenda. According to LifeNews:

“Planned Parenthood of America, the International Planned Parenthood Federation, and Planned Parenthood of Western Washington about $71 million from before 2009 through 2013. Additionally, the Gates Foundation gave $46.1 million to Marie Stopes International in 2012 alone.

Much of this giving is focused on Africa, Asia, and Latin America, where abortion-providers like Planned Parenthood, Marie Stopes, and Ipas seek to overturn pro-life laws and sometimes even provide illicit abortion drugs.”

Amy Grant is asking her fans to join her in her work. Sadly, her work now includes a partnership with a staunchly pro-abortion foundation.

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Nebraska Woman Files Suit Against All Homosexuals

The woman who filed the lawsuit, although well-meaning, is not helping the cause of Christ. Many people will conclude that Christians are fools. NBC News fills us in on the details:

A Nebraska woman identifying herself as the “ambassador” for plaintiffs “God and His Son, Jesus Christ,” is suing all homosexuals on Earth for breaking “religious and moral laws,” according to court records filed Tuesday.

In the suit, entered into the docket as Driskell v. Homosexuals, Sylvia Ann Driskell, 66, of Auburn, Nebraska, asks in a seven-page, neatly handwritten petition (PDF) that U.S. District Judge John M. Gerrard decide once and for all whether homosexuality is or isn’t a sin.

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Humanities Professor Gives Christian Student Zeroes for Rejecting Anti-Christian Teachings

Christian News Network reports:

A Christian student in Florida has obtained legal assistance after her humanities professor gave her four zeroes for refusing to conform to assignments that she believed to be anti-Christian indoctrination.

Grace Lewis, 16, (pictured) is a dual-enrolled student enrolled in a virtual school from home. She has been taking college courses from Polk State College since last fall and has a 3.9 grade point average.

However, Lewis recently was given four straight zeros in her humanities class by Professor Lance “L.J.” Russum for being unwilling to answer his assignments about Christianity in the way that he wanted—which she believed was antithetical to, and hostile to, the faith.

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Rick Warren, Elton John at senate hearing on global health programs

Berean Resourch reports:

Saddleback’s CEO Rick Warren got a chance to tell U.S. lawmakers about how his Global P.E.A.C.E. Plan will address AIDS and other health issues faster than any government can do. It took place at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on State Department global health programs. Seated next to Warren were musician Sir Elton John, and Mark R. Dybul M.D.Executive DirectorGlobal Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria.

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Rick Warren’s weight-loss plan named Christian Book of the Year

Berean Research reports:

Rick WarrenThe prestigious award given to Rick Warren is an indication of how little discernment the Christian community has. To name The Daniel Plan book of the year, when the men who helped Warren write his weight-loss plan are proponents of New Age/New Thought mysticism, to include Oprah’s “favorite doctor,” Mehmet Oz, is a travesty. Obviously Christians who purchased the book are unaware that Dr. Oz is a Muslim and has been influenced by the mysticism of Sufi Muslims and is keen on the ideas of cultist mystic Emanuel Swedenborg.

Who are the co-authors of the book? Noted doctors Mark Hyman and Daniel Amen. Dr. Amen, who is a professing Christian, is a psychiatrist and brain imaging specialist and a practitioner of Tantra, which is the use of Hinduistic-type mysticism during sexual intercourse. Dr. Mark Hyman is a practitioner in alternative therapies in health and medicine and is a secular Jew. So the burning question is: Why would a Christian pastor elicit the services of doctors who are up to their eyeballs in the occult to help write The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life? Inquiring minds want to know.

Those who are unfamiliar with Pastor Warren’s witch’s brew can read about it here.

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Aide to Kamala Harris accused of helping mysterious ‘Masonic’ police force

Over at The Hill:

A staffer for California Attorney General and U.S. Senate candidate Kamala Harris (D) has been arrested and accused of participating in a mysterious group that impersonates a police force.

The staffer, Brandon Kiel, is alleged to have been involved in the Masonic Fraternal Police Department, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The group’s website says it “provides services to Masonic Sovereign Grand Masters and their Masonic Jurisdictions, as well as other Fraternities, Sororities and Greek Organizations.” It claims to be active in 33 states and Mexico, and to have links to the Knights Templar, an ancient military order.

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Steven Spielberg’s Amblin, Syfy Adapting Classic Novel ‘Brave New World’

Berean Research reports:

Brave New World Aldous HuxleyThe Aldous Huxley novel was ranked fifth among the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th Century by Modern Library.

The Emmy-winning team behind Syfy’s Taken is reuniting for another science fiction classic.

Steven Spielberg‘s Amblin Television is adapting Aldous Huxley‘s novel Brave New World as a scripted series for the NBCUniversal-owned cable network, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Brave New World — ranked fifth among the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th Century by Modern Library — is set in a world without poverty, war or disease. Humans are given mind-altering drugs, free sex and rampant consumerism are the order of the day, and people no longer reproduce but are genetically engineered in “hatcheries.” Those who won’t conform are forced onto “reservations,” until one of the “savages” challenges the system, threatening the entire social order.

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$169,240 Federal Grant to Build ‘Educational Pipeline’ for LGBT Population Researchers

According to CNSNews:

The National Institutes of Health through its Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development has awarded $169,240 in taxpayer funds to the Fenway Community Health Center to develop a new generation of scientists devoted to studying the LGBT population.

The grant titled, “Educational Program for Population Research in LGBT Health,” was awarded on June 1, 2014, although the project itself began on July 1, 2010 and is scheduled to run through May 31, 2015, also the budget end date.

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