#TempleMount: Jerusalem’s most holy site has nothing to do with Judaism, Unesco rules | The Independent

  The UN’s cultural agency Unesco has adopted a motion which marginalises Jewish ties to several holy sites in Jerusalem. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the resolution, sponsored by several Arab countries, denies the Jewish connection to holy sites in Jerusalem and is a “theatre of the absurd”. Source: Temple Mount: Jerusalem’s most holy site has nothing to do with Judaism, Unesco rules | The Independent Advertisements Continue reading #TempleMount: Jerusalem’s most holy site has nothing to do with Judaism, Unesco rules | The Independent

The Catholic Church in Michigan just made an important concession toward gay couples  

For years, the Catholic Church has been in the throes of a heated debate over how accepting it should be of gay relationships.The church teaches that gay behavior is sinful; however, no institution is immune from changes in the world around it.The Michigan Catholic Conference — which oversees health care for Catholic employees in the state — announced in a letter last week that it is modifying its coverage in a way that will make it possible for gay employees of the church to get health benefits for their partners and spouses.It does so in a way, however, that doesn’t … Continue reading The Catholic Church in Michigan just made an important concession toward gay couples  

Obama Joins Israel Boycott, Labels West Bank Goods

In a step towards joining an Israel boycott, the U.S. is now requiring goods originating from the West Bank (also known as Judea and Samaria) to be labeled separately from products from the rest of Israel, following the European Union’s crackdown on products from the disputed territories.The U.S. Customs and Border Protection service, which falls under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has issued new mandates requiring that West Bank products not be marked “Israel,” citing a notice from the year 1997 that offers such instructions.The memo from DHS, titled, “West Bank Country of Origin Marking Requirements,” reads: Source: Obama Joins Israel … Continue reading Obama Joins Israel Boycott, Labels West Bank Goods

#Really! #LGBT(xyzmots, or whatever) Strikes agian In Norwegian preschool..  

STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — A preschool in egalitarian Norway has canceled its traditional carnival celebration saying it encourages gender stereotypes, with boys dressing up in macho superhero costumes and girls in frilly princess dresses.Renate Kvivesen, the principal of the Vikaasen preschool near Trondheim, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that “we don’t think it fits our values to host an event where children feel it’s important to fit into specific gender roles.”The preschool has children from 0 to 6 years old.Parents were informed by email that the annual dress-up for carnival, held just ahead of Lent in the Christian calendar, … Continue reading #Really! #LGBT(xyzmots, or whatever) Strikes agian In Norwegian preschool..  

‘Pastor who called Islam satanic has right to free speech’ – Muslim academic — RT UK

An evangelical preacher on trial for calling Islam “satanic” has gained full support from a Muslim academic, who said the pastor has a right to free speech. Source: ‘Pastor who called Islam satanic has right to free speech’ – Muslim academic — RT UK Continue reading ‘Pastor who called Islam satanic has right to free speech’ – Muslim academic — RT UK

Vatican says Catholics should not try to convert Jews, should fight anti-semitism

Catholics should not try to convert Jews and should work with them to fight anti-Semitism, the Vatican said on Thursday in a major document drawing the Church further away from the strained relations of the past. Source: Vatican says Catholics should not try to convert Jews, should fight anti-semitism Continue reading Vatican says Catholics should not try to convert Jews, should fight anti-semitism

Equality Act creates ‘#LGBT rights’ – everywhere!

So the Supreme Court has established “same-sex marriage,” and that will quiet the LGBT crowd, because, after all, they got what they wanted, right? Not even close How about protections for LGBT people in jobs, jury duty, credit applications, housing, … Continue reading Equality Act creates ‘#LGBT rights’ – everywhere!

#Palestinians torch Joseph’s Tomb in #WestBank as unrest continues

Hundreds of Palestinian rioters set fire to the site revered by some Jews as the tomb of the Biblical patriarch Joseph in the West Bank city of Nablus early Friday, ahead of an emergency United Nations Security Council session to discuss the ongoing violence. Palestinian security forces extinguished the blaze early Friday before Israel Defense Forces could arrive on the scene, according to the Jerusalem Post. There were no injuries in the fire, but the tomb suffered severe damage.   Source: Palestinians torch Joseph’s Tomb in West Bank as unrest continues | Fox News Continue reading #Palestinians torch Joseph’s Tomb in #WestBank as unrest continues

#Obama was ‘skeptical’ of #Syria rebel #boondoggle

The failed $500 million program to set up a proxy army in Syria was a test, US President Barack Obama told ’60 Minutes’, adding that he had doubts about the project from the start. He also ruled out sending US troops to Syria. “I’ve been skeptical from the get-go about the notion that we were going to effectively create this proxy army inside of Syria,” Obama said in the interview. “My goal has been to try to test the proposition, can we be able to train and equip a moderate opposition that’s willing to fight ISIL?” Broadcast Sunday night, Obama’s interview … Continue reading #Obama was ‘skeptical’ of #Syria rebel #boondoggle

Two rockets hit #Russian embassy compound in #Damascus

  Two rockets struck the Russian embassy compound in Damascus on Tuesday sparking panic as several hundred people gathered to express their support for Moscow’s air war in Syria, AFP journalists said. Some 300 people had begun to gather for … Continue reading Two rockets hit #Russian embassy compound in #Damascus

Franklin Graham: World silent on #Christian genocide #ISIS

Franklin Graham, the chief of both Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, is raising the question about why the world is silent while ISIS carries out genocide against Christians. “It is genocide,” he wrote on Monday in a post on Facebook on a topic he has previously addressed. “And the world seems largely silent about it.”     Source: Franklin Graham: World silent on Christian genocide Continue reading Franklin Graham: World silent on #Christian genocide #ISIS

#Obama jabs Americans ‘who take religion the most seriously’

President Obama interviewed a Pulitzer Prize-winning author for a New York Review of Books piece published Monday, but it was his comment on devout Christians that captured headlines. Obama and Marilynne Robinson spoke on numerous topics, but the interview took a strange turn when the president brought up “Gilead,” the author’s book about a pastor living in Iowa in the 1950s. “How do you reconcile the idea of faith being really important to you and you caring a lot about taking faith seriously with the fact that, at least in our democracy and our civic discourse, it seems as if … Continue reading #Obama jabs Americans ‘who take religion the most seriously’

#California forces #Christians to disobey own beliefs

  California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that orders faith-based organizations to refer women to abortionists, even though the same idea was tried in New York and failed. Brown’s signature on AB 775 already has triggered a series … Continue reading #California forces #Christians to disobey own beliefs

#Obama Has Cut Military To The Bone (Pray We’re Not Attacked) Army on ‘ragged edge’ of readiness

  WASHINGTON — An increasing workload and continuously shrinking budgets have pushed the United States Army to “the ragged edge of readiness,” Army Secretary John McHugh said Monday. McHugh, speaking at the annual convention of the Association of the United States Army, called for Congress to work together to provide the Army — and the larger military — with budget clarity as it deals with contingency and humanitarian issues across the globe and prepares for the “unseen” problems it could face in the near future.While the Army is currently funded — with a budget of about $120 billion, down from … Continue reading #Obama Has Cut Military To The Bone (Pray We’re Not Attacked) Army on ‘ragged edge’ of readiness

Newly Uncovered Letters From #KimDavis Sheds Light

Anticipating a Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis wrote Kentucky state lawmakers early in 2015 requesting they exempt country clerks who had religious objections from being required to issue same-sex marriage licenses. Davis … Continue reading Newly Uncovered Letters From #KimDavis Sheds Light

#ISIS Threatens to Kill #Christians in Video Showing Executions in #Syria

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – The terrorist group Islamic State (IS) late last month killed three Assyrian Christians, presumably in Syria, according to an execution video released Wednesday (Oct. 7). In the video, the group threatened to kill some 200 … Continue reading #ISIS Threatens to Kill #Christians in Video Showing Executions in #Syria