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January 20 2021 By dvirtue Over 16,000 Christians Want Franklin Graham Fired for 'Helping Incite' Capitol Riot

"As long as Samaritan's Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association stand by Franklin Graham, it must be said that these once-vaunted organizations have forgotten their original Christian missions, abandoned the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and are complicit in the spread of dishonest, discredited election conspiracy theories and the deadly, unpatriotic, white-nationalist terrorism at the U.S. Capitol incited by those lies," the petition launched by Faithful America says.

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January 15 2021 By dvirtue Pagan America

"Pagan" is an apt description of the oft-photographed rioter who has become the face and the symbol of the day. The man is apparently known as Q Shaman. He sauntered into the Capitol draped in an animal hide, bare chested and covered in tattoos, his face painted, and wearing animal horns on his head. He doesn't look like a European barbarian by accident; no, he is intentionally invoking the unconstrained ethic of power that, in Europe, Christianity sought to tame.

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January 05 2021 By dvirtue New Congress still overwhelmingly Christian, heavily Protestant

Eighteen others declined to specify a religious affiliation.

"Is it disappointing that there's this much underrepresentation of non-religious voices in Congress?" asked Hemant Mehta, an atheist writer and podcaster. "Yes. It's deeply depressing."

But he noted he was encouraged that four of the 18 who declined to specify a religious affiliation are part of the Congressional Freethought Caucus, a group established in April 2018 to foster science and reason.

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December 07 2020 By dvirtue The Crisis of Christian Celebrity

Yes, I know this is old news. Brian Houston, Hillsong's founder, fired Lentz on November 4th. Later that day, Lentz confessed to marital infidelity, and soon afterward his paramour came forward (including on Good Morning America) to describe their months-long affair.

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November 25 2020 By dvirtue Federal Court of Appeals says Ban on Therapy for Unwanted Sexual Attractions Violates 1st Amendment

The City of Boca Raton forbid any professional counsellor, save clergy, from treating minors with "any counseling, practice or treatment performed with the goal of changing an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity, including, but not limited to, efforts to change behaviors, gender identity, or gender expression, or to eliminate or reduce sexual or romantic attractions or feelings toward individuals of the same gender or sex."

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November 25 2020 By dvirtue The Causes of Homosexuality Revealed

In this new 4-part "Pure Passion" podcast series on the primary causes for homosexuality and bisexuality, we examine the factors that cause and contribute to same-sex attraction. This series of four programs will then be followed by a 6-part series on the path out of homosexual confusion.

Primary causal factors include:

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November 19 2020 By dvirtue Trump divided the nation and their church, experts say, but evangelical fans have few regrets

For many evangelicals, especially those who supported Trump, the past four years have been a smashing success. He delivered three conservative Supreme Court justices, imposed strict limits on immigration and refugees, moved the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and championed the idea that America is a Christian nation.

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November 17 2020 By dvirtue The Charismatic Christians Prophesying Trump's Victory (And Not Backing Down)

Some in this movement prophesied Trump’s 2016 election well before the fact and they firmly believe God has ordained a second term for the incumbent president.

“It seems that Trump and his handlers are watching this scene pretty closely,” said Erin Prophet, an assistant religion professor at the University of Florida who studies prophetic movements. “Many people believe these prophecies are meant to be fulfilled, and if they are not, they will lose faith.”

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November 11 2020 By dvirtue Archbishop Vigano writes open letter to President Trump

On the one hand there are those who, although they have a thousand defects and weaknesses, are motivated by the desire to do good, to be honest, to raise a family, to engage in work, to give prosperity to their homeland, to help the needy, and, in obedience to the Law of God, to merit the Kingdom of Heaven.

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October 20 2020 By dvirtue Will SCOTUS Overturn the Ruling That Imposed Same-Sex Marriage on the United States?

"In other words, Obergefell was read to suggest that being a public official with traditional Christian values was legally tantamount to invidious discrimination toward homosexuals," Thomas wrote. "This assessment flows directly from Obergefell's language, which characterized such views as 'disparag[ing]' homosexuals and 'diminish[ing] their personhood' through '[d]ignitary wounds.'"

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