‘”The show aired 11/30/17 but the article relates how this yearly classic almost never made it to TV in the first place.”  Admin ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ is beloved by so many, but it almost didn’t make it to the air when it was originally produced It first aired on television sets across America back in 1965 — and it’s been running ever since.   This week, ABC will air the show to millions of adoring fans, old and new alike. Indeed, it now seems inconceivable to think of the holiday season without the classic cartoon, but the story of [More]
Berea College is apparently afraid of alumni and parents being reminded of Psalm 139:13: “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.”   The Christian college near Lexington, Kentucky – known for its “no-tuition promise” to every student it enrolls – allegedly approved a student pro-life display during its Homecoming weekend and then proceeded to harass the students throughout the day.   Brenna Lewis, Appalachian regional coordinator at Students for Life of America, writes that a complaint apparently triggered the intervention of administrators:   Read More: Christian college allegedly harasses pro-life students after approving [More]
“Good article on who is heading up the Church of Sweden and how this explains the recent changes in the church handbook on the dropping of “He and Lord” when referring to God. Unfortunately the future of the church there looks rather grim. Lots of other good articles on gatestone as well, check them out too.”  Admin The Church of Sweden, although no longer a state church, remains an important force in Swedish society. In a time when Sweden’s political, media, and academic establishment are eager to jettison pretty much everything that makes Sweden Swedish, no institution plays a more [More]
“Another sign of just how spiritually dead churches in Europe are.” Admin The Church of Sweden has voted to adopt a controversial new handbook which says masculine references to God, such as “He” and “Lord” should be scrapped so as to be more “inclusive”.   Despite heavy criticism from organisations including Royal Swedish Academy, on Thursday the church approved the new handbook with a large majority.   Read More: Church of Sweden Officially Drops Calling God ‘Lord’, ‘He’ to be More Inclusive
Gospel references have been stripped from a nativity story because children’s fundamental biblical knowledge is so minimal they would fail to understand it, a leading Christian charity has said.   Scripture Union, one of the UK’s oldest Christian organisations for young people and children, have also simplified the story ahead of sending out the picture book, The First Christmas, to over 105,000 children this year.   Whilst previous publications have included Bible references and encouraged children to compare the story to the Gospels, this simplified version is written from the angle that children reading the book will know very little about [More]
Chinese officials and residents in a rural area of Jiangxi province have revealed a government plan to “melt the hard ice” in the hearts of Christians towards communism by denying them pivotal poverty relief packages if they do not replace images of Jesus in their households with photos of President Xi Jinping.   One official stated that the move was necessary because Christians are “ignorant” and need to be taught to worship the state, not God.   The move is the latest in a string of crackdowns against Christianity in the Xi era. Xi’s regime views Christianity, which has experienced a [More]
Boys as young as five should be able to wear tiaras at school without criticism, teachers in Church of England schools are to be told. Male pupils should also be free to dress up in a tutu or high heels without attracting any comment or observation, according to anti-bullying rules sent out by the Church yesterday. The instructions for the CofE’s 4,700 schools said they should not require children to wear uniforms that ‘create difficulty for trans pupils’. Read More: Church of England: Let little boys wear tiaras | Daily Mail Online
A petition before the U.S. Supreme Court carries big implications for the First Amendment.   Thomas More Law Center is asking the court to prevent what it calls Maine’s persecution of a pro-life pastor who is also a pro-life activist.   “Pastor Andrew March preaches peacefully on the public sidewalk outside the Planned Parenthood in Portland, Maine, which is a very unfriendly place for pro-lifers,” says TMLC attorney Kate Oliveri.   The pastor “calmly” talks to women, without yelling or using a megaphone, the attorney insists, but Portland officials are prosecuting him and others under a noise provision in the [More]
Attorneys have requested a rehearing for a case involving a veterans memorial that atheists have claimed is unconstitutional because of its Christian imagery.   In a 2–1 ruling last month, a panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit declared that the World War I Veterans Memorial in Bladensburg, Virginia, unconstitutional.   The 90-year-old and 40-foot-tall memorial is in the shape of a cross – something the Circuit considers a government endorsement of religion. The memorial is maintained with public funds.   First Liberty Institute and the Jones Day law firm have filed a petition for [More]
A Christian organization is calling out both the United Nations and the United Kingdom for discriminating against persecuted Christians in their refugee programs. According to Barnabas Aid, the U.K. government has colluded with the U.N. to use an “overwhelming majority” of the refugee slots available from the Middle East for Sunni Muslims “who are the majority in Syria.”   “But Christians, and other minorities have been repeatedly targeted for attack” by Islamic jihadist groups such as ISIS, the new report said.   Further, the organization reported that the U.K. government tried to conceal what it was doing in partnership with the U.N. Read More: [More]
A student says he was suspended from Rollins College for challenging his Muslim professor’s anti-Christian assertions, including her claim that Jesus’ crucifixion never took place. Twenty-year-old Marshall Polston, a sophomore at the private, Florida-based four-year college, said that the professor of his Middle Eastern Humanities class also told students that Jesus’ disciples did not believe he was God. Read More: Christian student suspended after challenging Muslim prof’s claim that Jesus wasn’t crucified – The College Fix
A U.K. magistrate that was removed from office for telling the media that he believes it is best for adoptive children to be placed with a mother and father, and later also prohibited from returning to his position on the board of the National Health Service (NHS) Trust, has lost a lawsuit seeking reinstatement to the NHS board. Read More: U.K. Magistrate Removed From Office, NHS Board for Opposing Same-Sex Adoption Loses Lawsuit | Christian News Network
09/26/17   A tide of anti-Christian bigotry is growing in the corridors of Congress.     Two remarkable things unfolded last week.   The Democrats openly embraced socialism in the form of single-payer health care. And they announced a secular, anti-Christian test for public office. The two go together like Abbott and Costello. Or better yet, since this is far from funny, Marx and Lenin.  “Democratic Socialist” Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ scheme for a single-payer, government-run health care system has already been endorsed by 16 Democratic senators. A similar bill introduced by Rep. John Conyers, Michigan Democrat, has 117 co-sponsors. [More]
Rev. Franklin Graham Franklin Graham, the CEO and president of both Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, counselor to presidents and Christian activist, has issued a verbal takedown of the leftist Southern Poverty Law Center’s attacks on innocuous ministries as “hate” groups. “A hate group? Can you believe this – the Southern Poverty Law…
Warnings are going out about a raunchy new “comedy” on TBS in which children are cast – and a recent episode of AMC’s “Preacher” that’s being described as blasphemous. OneMillionMoms is calling attention to a new comedy on the cable network TBS called “The Guest Book.” 1MM director Monica Cole takes issue with the fact that child actors are cast in the sitcom, which is rated MA-LS (“Mature Audience only” – “crude indecent Language” – “explicit Sexual activity”). “These children are the victims of what I would call a form of child abuse,” she tells OneNewsNow, “because they are participating [More]
“W. Europe in general is in a post Christian era. The churches for the most part are spiritually dead so the spiritual vacuum will be filled by other things i.e. atheism, agnosticism, false religions and so on. I don’t see this trend reversing any time soon.”  Admin The mosque invasion of churches in France has been going on for decades, but with the recent election of pro-Islam French President Emmanuel Macron and the attitude of entitlement of new Muslim immigrants, the tide is surging like never before. “Many Muslim immigrants express a sentiment of entitlement, believing they – one day [More]
“Good news for freedom of speech!”  Admin   Another street preacher who was charged under the Public Order Act 1986, after allegedly entering a discussion with two passers-by about homosexuality, has been acquitted. Andrew Frost was preaching on the streets of Nottingham city centre in March this year. He preached on the consequences of sin, and quoted Luke 13:1-5 and Matthew 15:19.   As he preached, two men holding hands and in a homosexual relationship walked by.   Rory Green, a friend of Mr Frost who was preaching alongside him at the time, reported that the two men shouted abusive [More]
  The General Synod of the Church of England has voted to ‘welcome transgender people’ by considering preparing a church service as a way to “mark a person’s gender transition”.   The official church of the United Kingdom voted four to one in favour amongst the Clergy and more than two to one amongst the Laity (members who are not Clergy) at the four-day Synod, the motion reading:   “That this Synod, recognising the need for transgender people to be welcomed and affirmed in their parish church, call on the House of Bishops to consider whether some nationally commended liturgical materials [More]
Is the ground underneath the “gay” agenda in America beginning to crumble? For the third time in just weeks, a court has ruled against the claim that the rights of homosexuals trump the Constitution’s protections of religious rights. That has been the basis for most of the legal gains for the homosexual-rights agenda in recent years.…
A Christian geologist has asked that his lawsuit against the National Park Service be dismissed after he finally obtained a research permit that had been held up for years by red tape. Andrew Snelling filed suit when the Park Service denied him permission to do ordinary research in the Grand Canyon, charging the reason was his…
Two preachers who had been found guilty earlier this year of “intentionally alarming” the public with their open-air preaching have now been acquitted in a UK appeals court.- “We hope and pray that today’s ruling will be an encouragement to Christians across the nation to continue preaching the good news,” defendant Michael Overd said in a statement on Thursday. As previously reported, Michael Overd and Michael Stockwell had been charged by British officials last July with violating the Crime and Disorder Act of 1998, in allegedly using “threatening or abusive words or behavior or disorderly behavior within the hearing or [More]
Opening of Answers in Genesis’ Ark Encounter A couple of Internet postings in the past few days have attacked the Ark Encounter, the massive reproduction in Kentucky of the biblical Noah’s Ark, blasting it for failing as an enterprise, for taking tax money, for not doing enough for the local government, for making money, for not…
“Some cases of hostility towards Christians both in the UK and US.”  Admin A British politician has resigned as leader of his party after being bullied for his Christian beliefs, and activists at the Christian Institute are warning the development “is evidence of wider intolerance in British society.” In fact, the attitude that the beliefs all creeds should be tolerated except Christian beliefs is surging in the United States…
Attorneys representing a Christian minister are asking an appeals court to rebuke the “defamatory statements” a federal judge unleashed when he found that federal law prevented him from continuing a damage lawsuit by homosexual activists in Uganda. As WND reported Tuesday, Judge Michael Ponsor issued an order granting American pastor Scott Lively a summary judgment in…
A “public charity” that purports to be “neutral” and provide online “nonprofit information to a broad audience at no cost to those users” has begun slamming Christian and other conservative organizations based on the recommendation of the Southern Poverty Law Center, which itself has been linked to domestic terror and once put Ben Carson on its…
A former pastor’s conviction for jury tampering – he handed out on a public sidewalk a widely recognized brochure on the rights of jurors – will be appealed because the trial judge didn’t allow First Amendment arguments, according to the man’s attorney. “Absolutely we are going to appeal. The judge did not let us argue the…
Gay weddings in British churches may be legalised for the first time next week with the Scottish Episcopal Church (SEC) likely to change their definition of marriage.   In a move that will further emphasise divisions in the global Anglican church, Scottish bishops will recommend that priests be allowed to preside over same-sex marriages.   Gay rights campaigners protest in the grounds of Canterbury Cathedral in Canterbury during the Anglican Primates meeting last January.Toby Melville/Reuters The major change in teaching is expected to pass after six of the seven local diocesan synods agreed to the proposal. The change also includes [More]