Public Library Deletes Pictures Of Drag Queens Fondling Children At Story Hour


Drag Queen Frolicking at Children’s Story Public Library (Photo from The Federalist which provides this info on photo: Photo LifeSiteNews / screenshot)

 

On July 6 I cross posted an exposé from MassResistance.org on Drag Queen Story Hour taking place at Public Libraries across America. MassResistance exposed that LGBTQ promoters were doing more than just reading stories in Drag to kids ranging in ages 9 to 19. These promoters were handed out how-to materials to the kids including demonstrations showing the children how to operate sex devices and sex methods.

 

NOW from The Federalist I am reading males dressed in Drag are fondling children as part of the Story Hour process. AND the Public Library in question covered it up.

 

JRH 7/22/19

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Public Library Deletes Pictures Of Drag Queens Fondling Children At Story Hour

Parents complained about the event, showing the photos of children lounging atop of the costumed queens on the floor, grabbing at false breasts, and burying their faces in their bodies.

 

By Libby Emmons

JULY 22, 2019

The Federalist

 

The new trend of hosting “drag queen story hour” at children’s libraries has been touted as part of diversification efforts. The practice of librarians bringing drag queens to read to children has come under fire for sexualizing children. Librarians came to the defense of this programming, touting it as innocent and family oriented, but new photographs have emerged to belie that claim, of children obscenely draped over drag queens in a way that would be obviously disgusting if they were female beauty queens.

 

Such photos taken at a Drag Queen Story Hour event at St. John’s Library in Portland, Oregon circulated on Facebook. Parents complained about the event, showing the photos of children lounging atop of the costumed queens on the floor, grabbing at false breasts, and burying their faces in their bodies.

 

The library had uploaded the photos to their Flickr feed, but they’re not available there anymore. Lifesite News archived them. Multnomah County Library took the photos down, without a word.

 

If the photos are innocent, showing inclusion and queer diversity, then why take them down? Even assuming these story hours were concocted with the best intentions, it seems crazy that librarians could be so blind to the reality that drag, as entertaining and culturally campy as it is for adult audiences, is not sex ed but sex entertainment, and not for kids.

 

There’s a push to rebrand sex ed as gender and sexuality ed, programmed for younger and younger audiences. The idea is that divergent gender identities are so prevalent that kids need to be informed about them so that if they feel they fall outside of the gendered identity of their biological bodies they have ways to talk about it.

 

This spring, Lindsay Amer, the host of YouTube channel Queer Kid Stuff, gave a TED talk called “Why kids need to learn about gender and sexuality.”  In it, Amer offered what’s becoming a standard rationale for exposing children as young as toddlers to inherently sexual knowledge.

 

“Most parents want their children to become kind, empathetic self-confident adults, and exposure to diversity is an important part of that social and emotional development,” Amer said. “And gender non-conforming kids, and trans kids, and kids with trans and non-binary and queer parents are everywhere.”

 

Couched in the language of diversity, empathy, and kindness, which parents typically get behind, is how ideologues manipulate parental compassion because they see children as full participants in concepts of adult sexuality. If parents don’t get on board, they imply, then parents are doing their children a disservice. This is how ideas that feminists had been fighting to do away with come back in full force.

 

Take, for example, the drag story hours and associated events at the Brooklyn Public Library. “Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models,” says a library writeup.

 

Associated events include makeup tutorials, like this one at the Brighton Beach branch: “Kids and teens are welcome to learn how to apply eye makeup in a fabulous way during this one-hour workshop with Drag Queen Story Hour. Participants will learn techniques for applying eye makeup and then have the opportunity to practice on themselves! All genders welcome. This workshop will: Provide a safe space for kids to express their gender however they like. Provide a positive queer role model and affirmation for teens of all genders and identities. Teach a skill that kids can learn and practice on their own. All makeup and supplies will be provided.”

 

Makeup tutorials, photos of kids laying atop grown men who are wearing sexualized female costumes, and encouraging gender fluidity gives truth to the lie that drag story hour isn’t about sexuality or sexualizing children. Children are drawn to sparkles and glitter, and using those things to make sexuality seem like mere play is nothing more than grooming kids to be sexual objects, not participants.

 

Kids experience sexuality, but it is not for adult interference. Parents need to teach their children about their bodies, help them understand their emotions, and make sure they know that adult involvement in their sexuality is completely wrong and unacceptable, without exception.

 

Sexuality can be play for consenting adults. But sex play for kids opens the door to predatory behavior by adults and much confusion for kids. Sexuality is not glitter and rainbows, it’s not about unicorns, puppets, and makeup tutorials. It is serious, and children are too young to understand how serious.

 

When sexuality becomes sold to children as dress up, it glosses over the seriousness of the topic, the social, emotional, psychological, and physical consequences, putting kids at risk. Kids don’t have to be taught shame for their bodies or their sexual feelings, but there’s no reason to teach them that these things are the forefront of who they are.

 

Amer says: “Gender is about how we feel and how express ourselves. Sexuality is about love and gender and family, not about sex. These are all ideas children can grasp.”

 

Yes, they are all ideas children can grasp, because children can grasp any idea that you tell them to grasp. They have no frame of reference outside the one provided by authority figures and people singing songs with puppets.

 

But that doesn’t make these ideas correct. That’s why the Multnomah County Library took down their photos. Children laying on the floor with adult men dressed up in sexually provocative and fetish clothing looks like what it is: grooming kids for participation in adult sexual life.

 

Amer ends with a directive to her viewers: “Talk to a kid about gender. Talk to a kid about sexuality. Teach them about consent. Tell them it is okay for boys to wear dresses and for girls to speak up. Let’s spread radical queer joy.”

 

Drag story hour lets boys know they can wear dresses, but what does queer sexual liberation have to do with girls speaking up? Girls speaking up is not queer, it is feminist, and it is not even a little bit sexual.

 

Besides, this standard is never equally applied in this context. The moms who are speaking up around the country against drag story hour and the sexualizing of children in a queer context are being shouted down by men in dresses and librarians, and being told that sexuality is about rainbows and unicorns, not about real bodies, emotions, and responsibility. Moms know better, and they know how to use their words.

 

Sexuality is about sex. Children’s sexuality isn’t about makeup tutorials, and their bodies are not inclusive. Children need to know not about sexuality first, but about sex first, their rights, their privacy, and their responsibility to protect themselves from predators. That’s why the library took down the photos: men in dresses cavorting intimately with children is very obviously pedophilia in action, and it’s a horror that it’s being presented as education.

 

Libby Emmons is a writer and theatre maker in Brooklyn, New York. She is co-founder of the Sticky short play series, and blogs the story of her life at li88yinc.com.

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Did Osteens Celebrate Gay Pride Event?


John R. Houk

© June 9, 2019

 

I’ve followed the Ministry of Joel Osteen for some time. The largest reason for Joel is because I was a huge admirer of his father John Osteen who passed away in 1999. I typically give those associated with the Word of Faith movement the benefit of the doubt. Yes many mistakes have been made but not to the level of heresy its critics often level against Word of Faith people. For one thing it is a diversified (NOT DIVERSE) group. They definitely don’t agree on a unified front no more than Protestants and Catholics agree. Or say between Baptists and the Assembly of God. I’m not going into the oft abused finger pointing of heresy that plagues the organized and semi-organized Christian faith. I’d be spanked or praised depending on who agrees or had their toes stepped on.

 

BUT there are some basics all Christians of many Denominations and schools of thought among Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox (or the Eastern Rite so often grouped in this persuasion) or Protestants:

 

  • There is a Godhead (whether agreement on coequal or not) – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

 

  • Jesus has always been God as much as the rest of the Godhead – the same yesterday, today and forever.

 

  • Jesus as God emptied His Divine attributes to be born a man from a virgin. WHY? To sacrifice His life as the perfect human paying the ransom (i.e. Redemption) for Adam’s sin of rebellion.

 

  • Jesus died on a Cross.

 

  • Three days later the man Jesus Resurrected from death to a New Glorified Life with Divine attributes restored continuingly interceding for humanity.

 

  • Believing the Redemptive act of death and Resurrection makes Believers a new person in Christ Jesus Saving humanity from Satan’s outcome transferring Believers into the Kingdom of the Father’s dear Son.

 

  • Sin exists and is the result of rebelling against God’s precepts of which Adam and Eve’s rebellion is a dark fruit beginning example.

 

It is the “sin issue” that separates true Christians from wannabe but fake Christians. Denying what God has called sin is the same act of rebellion committed by Adam and Eve separating themselves from the Presence of God.

 

Sin removes from the Presence of God and the Risen Savior Restores Believing Humanity to the Presence of God looking forward for the future full Redemption of world corrupted flesh (i.e. one’s body) in the final resurrection and Last Judgment.

 

WHICH brings me back to Joel Osteen.

 

I just read an article that I hope is fake news for I have found any verification. The article found in News With Views alleges Joel and Victoria Osteen attended a Pride concert put on by Lady Gaga in celebration of “LGBTQD” lifestyle choices. (I discovered a new letter in “D” in the homosexual acronym.)

 

LGBTQD = Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Queers and Debauchery and yes the lifestyle is rebellion to the precepts of God which boils down to “sin” that separates from the Presence of God which is labelled the Second Death in the Book of Revelation (Depending on your religious background – aka Revelation to John, the Apocalypse of John, or The Revelation of Jesus Christ to John the Apostle or probably other similar forms I can’t recall).

 

The NWV article claiming the Osteens showed up the Pride concert shares no details from the Osteen point of view. Nonetheless the visual of being at a LGBTQD supportive concert is not a good look. If I discover the Osteens have joined Left-Wing ignore-Scripture so-called Christian Churches it will be a huge disappointment. Without a good explanation I will be done with following the Ministry of Joel and Victoria Osteen Pastors of Lakewood Church in Houston, TX.

 

JRH 7/9/19

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Joel Osteen Flys To New York For LGBTQD Event

 

By Rev. Austin Miles

July 7th, 2019

News With Views

 

SODOM-NEW-YORK [Blog Editor: The photo title on article. There is no clarity if this a play about Sodom taking in New York if it is equating New York with Sodom. The Pride event took place in New York to commemorate 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.]

 

Houston Pastor Joel Osteen and his lovely wife Victoria, publicly showed their support of the LGBTQD–Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Queers and Debauchery practitioners, by attending a Lady Gaga event at Harlem’s’ Apollo theater which celebrated Gay Pride Month. It is not clear if the Osteens were there with Lady Gaga ,who would have invited them, or, if they simply got on a plane, paid for the tickets and flew there. The entire event was centered around “Gay Pride.”

 

My question is: What in blazes is a church pastor doing in the midst of a filthy display of deviant sex while thumbing noses at God by participating in a practice that is condemned in the Bible multiple times? No excuse can satisfy this question. The Osteens’ very presence in that sexual filth, works to confirm that such sexual perversions are perfectly OK….acceptable.  Does that include “Scatting” where a couple rubs their feces on each other’s bodies and then licks it off? Yes, that is a common LGBTQD practice (ritual). And this is one of the things that are taught in California Public Schools.

 

Several celebrities were there to support the abomination that filled the stage along with vulgarity including the “F’ Word being tossed about. Indeed that is how the program began with Lady Gaga yelling to the packed house: “Are you ready to “F-ing party tonight?” “YEAH” the crowd roared as Osteen smiled Texas style.

 

TWO-ATTENDIES-GAGA-PRIDE

 

This particular celebration recognized the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, when the gay bar was raided by New York Cops and customers arrested for lewd conduct. which was headlined in newspapers all over the country.  This raid set the pace for the  “Gay rights” movement which has been a part of the lives of everyone since.

 

Is this New York event anyplace where a minister and his wife should be?  No it is not! This writer has pleaded with ministers and pastors to “Man Your Pulpits”, and to set the example of morality, integrity, and honesty.  Paul’s instruction for pastors in 1 Thessalonians 22 clearly states: “Abstain from all appearance of evil.”  The Osteens instead wallowed in evil by attending that sick event.  If our morals, integrity, and  honesty is no better than anyone sitting in the congregation, then we have failed as pastors and should flee the ministry, and take up another profession. One should never dabble with Holy Things.

 

Even though I saw Joel Osteen more as a motivational speaker rather than a biblical preacher, I felt protective of him since he had become such a hit and created such a huge following that I knew from experience that his success would stimulate dangerous jealousy among other ministers. Sure enough, one minister, Dr. Michael Brown wrote a public letter to Joel challenging him on his preaching. I in turn attacked Rev. Brown accusing him of  jealousy and envy.

 

And because of my own experience, I let that guide me when I wrote a scathing letter to Pastor Brown, which was published in several news outlets. That was a mistake I truly regret. And when I learned from Pulpit and Pen and also in American Prophet, about the real Joel Osteen, who flew to New York to aid and assist the LGBTQD movement I was shocked.  But then internal turmoil flooded through my very soul. I had misjudged a fine minister.

 

I publicly apologize to Pastor Michael Brown for jumping in with such a response. Yes, I was still carrying the pain of the betrayals which influenced my response, which should have been tossed long ago. I am so very sorry. Pastor Brown, please forgive me. I make that plea with all sincerity.

 

Photo Captions:
1. Recreating Sodom
2  Attendees with Joel and Victoria

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Christians Persecuted Over LGTB Issues Fight Back


It is gratifying to read that globally Christians are standing up against the LGBTQ agenda to pervert the world’s morals. Civil suits about all over the globe of Christians fighting back against being forced to accept LGBTQ values over Biblical values.

 

JRH 7/8/19

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Christians Persecuted Over LGTB Issues Fight Back

 

Holy Bible Surrounded by LGBTQ Climate

 

By PNW STAFF

JULY 08, 2019

Prophecy News Watch

 

The number of Christians losing their jobs and being persecuted for their faith over LGTB issues continues to rise but many are fighting back with lawsuits.

 

Mr. Tomasz vs. Ikea

 

The latest high-profile case is from the world’s largest furniture retailer, IKEA.  A worker at the mega store had been fired from his job after he refused to participate in a pro-LGBT event and posted Bible verses about homosexuality on social media.

 

IKEA had urged workers to participate in International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia on May 16 and “to stand up for the rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender plus people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.”

 

IKEA worker, Mr. Tomasz responded that “I’ve been hired to sell furniture but I’m a Christian and these aren’t my values.”  He then proceeded to post verses from scripture in opposition to homosexuality on social media.

 

When ordered to attend a disciplinary hearing over the verses it was demanded that he take down the posts but he refused, saying “I cannon censor God”.  A few days later IKEA terminated his contract stating that he was “expressing his opinion in a way that could affect the rights and dignity of LGBT+ people.”

 

Now, Mr. Tomasz is fighting back. Represented by conservative Polish legal group, Ordo Iuris, he is suing for wrongful termination.

 

“The insinuation contained in the Ikea statement is unacceptable and violates Mr. Tomasz’s personal rights,” Ordo Iuris chairman Jerzy Kwasniewski explained, noting that it “can be read as motivated by prejudices against Christians”.

 

Ikea was attempting to “censor the Holy Bible” and calling the “Old Testament “legally unacceptable,” Kwasniewski added.

 

Poland’s minister of justice, Zbigniew Ziobro, has called the case a “shocking matter” and “absolutely scandalous if confirmed” — he has ordered the prosecutor’s office to investigate.

 

Israel Folau vs. Rugby Australia

 

In a similar fashion to Mr. Tomasz, Australian Ruby star Israel Folau was also fired after posting Biblical verses considered offensive to homosexuals on social media and refusing to take them down.  He subsequently had his multi-million dollar contract with Ruby Australia terminated.

 

Folau, Super Rugby’s all-time record try-scorer, had a contract until 2022 and was expected to represent the Wallabies at this year’s World Cup in Japan. In addition to his contract being terminated, the athlete lost sponsorship deals with companies, including car manufacturer Land Rover and sportswear brand Asics.

 

According to his legal representatives, Folau is now seeking “substantial remedies from his former employers should they be found to have breached the Fair Work Act in terminating his employment.”  The athlete will challenge his firing under section 772 of the Fair Work Act, which prohibits an individual’s employment being terminated on the basis of religion.

 

In May, a three-member panel announced that it decided to terminate Folau’s employment over his comments. The decision made the devout Christian the first Australian athlete to be dismissed for expressing religious beliefs.

 

At the time, Folau said he was “deeply saddened” by the decision but underscored his belief that “the Christian faith has always been a part of my life and I believe it is my duty as a Christian to share God’s Word.”

 

“Upholding my religious beliefs should not prevent my ability to work or play for my club and country,” he said.

 

“Ours is an amazing country built on important principles, including freedom of religion,” Folau continued. “A nation made up of so many different faiths and cultural backgrounds will never be truly rich unless this freedom applies to all of us.”

 

He went on to state, “No Australian of any faith should be fired for practicing their religion.”

 

Felix Ngole vs. University of Sheffield

 

In a shocking case for Christian students worldwide, Felix Ngole was dismissed as a student from Sheffield University in the UK for posting comments on social media critical of homosexuality.

 

Ngole, who was a second-year Master’s student studying to be a social worker, became the subject of a “Fitness to Practice” hearing, as he was advised that he “may have caused offense to some individuals” and had “transgressed boundaries which are not deemed appropriate for someone entering the social work profession.”

 

Following additional meetings, the Sheffield committee concluded that Ngole’s beliefs would negatively affect his “ability to carry out a role as a social worker,” and was consequently advised that he was “excluded from further study on a program leading to a professional qualification.” The school informed Ngole that he is “no longer recognized as a university student.”

 

However Ngole fought back with the assistance of the Christian Legal Centre and took them to the Royal Courts of Justice. Unfortunately the court agreed with the university that such views could negatively affect his social work.

Undeterred, he fought back once again and this time the court of appeals agreed, ruling that “the mere expression of views on theological grounds (e.g. that ‘homosexuality is a sin’) does not necessarily connote that the person expressing such views will discriminate on such grounds,” it said.

 

“In the present case, there was positive evidence to suggest that the appellant had never discriminated on such grounds in the past and was not likely to do so in the future (because, as he explained, the Bible prohibited him from discriminating against anybody).”

 

The court expressed concern that the university’s viewpoint appeared to be that Christians can never voice such views other than behind closed doors lest someone aware of their line of work should find out.

 

“In our view the implication of the university’s submission is that such religious views as these, held by Christians in professional occupations, who hold to the literal truth of the Bible, can never be expressed in circumstances where they might be traced back to the professional concerned,” it outlined. “In practice, this would seem to mean expressed other than in the privacy of the home.”

 

“In practice, if such were a proper interpretation of professional regulation supported by law, no such believing Christian would be secure in such a profession, unless they resolved never to express their views on this issue other than in private,” the court continued. “Even then, what if a private expression of views was overheard and reported?”

 

To demonstrate the concern, the panel said that in following the university’s logic, Ngole would not even be free to speak his views at church.

 

“The postings in question here were found following a positive internet search by the anonymous complainant. What if such statements had been revealed by a person who had attended a church service or Bible class?” it asked.

 

Ngole responded to the ruling saying, “This is great news, not only for me and my family, but for everyone who cares about freedom of speech, especially for those working in or studying for caring professions. As Christians we are called to care for and serve others, and publicly and privately we must be free to express our beliefs, especially when asked, without fear of losing our livelihoods.”

 

“I have suffered tremendously as a result of how I was treated by the University of Sheffield and I feel that four years of my life have been taken away from me. Despite all this, I feel overwhelming joy that what I have lost will be so much gain to Christians today and in the future as a result of this important ruling for freedom.”

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“This Is War” Weekend Recap


Pastor Daugherty is my Pastor at Victory Church in Tulsa, OK. His sermon last Sunday (6/9/19) was entitled, “This Is War.” As you read and I highly recommend you watch, the title could easily have been “Don’t Be Awesome on the Wrong Standard.” To find out why read and/or watch below.

JRH 6/12/19

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“This Is War” Weekend Recap

 

Sermon by Pastor PAUL DAUGHERTY

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My dad bought my brother and I a basketball hoop when we were younger and lowered it down so we could actually make some shots while we played and practiced. Eventually, he raised the hoop up so we could be challenged and grow in our skills. I didn’t want him to raise it up because I felt like I wasn’t as good at basketball when the hoop was high, but what I didn’t realize was that raising the hoop to where it should have been all along was helping me at game time.

I realized that it was better to struggle with the right standard than to succeed with the wrong standard—and it’s the same way in our faith. If you’re not contending for your faith, then what faith are you walking in? Following Jesus isn’t just an easy joyride, though it brings deep satisfaction and eternal reward, it’s a fight.

Jude 1:3 says, “Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt compelled to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people”

There’s a war going on for your faith, soul, mind, marriage, children, ministry, calling, career, and everything else that matters in life. If you’re not striving or contending, you may have lowered the standard. Choose to contend for your faith again! Pick up your supernatural weapons of warfare and get back to your post. Now is not the time to let your guard down, it’s time to stand firm in your faith and press forward into all God has in store for you.

 

Watch the full message, “This is War” here! [Victory.com link or Youtube link]

 

VIDEO: THIS IS WAR (Book of JUDE) | PAUL DAUGHERTY

 

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JUDE 1:3-25

 

– We are CALLED to CONTEND for the FAITH.

 

– There is a war going on over your mind, heart, and the purpose of your life.)

 

– God has a standard, a goal, for which you were born and destined to achieve.

 

– Don’t lower the standard just because it seems unattainable in the here and now.

 

– God is calling individuals all over the world to be mighty men and women of God, filled with character, integrity, courage and bravery to stand against the tactics of the enemy, to overcome the temptations of the flesh.

 

– A lowered standard affects all of us. We see the trails of promiscuity, emptiness, depression, chronic irresponsibility, family breakup, misuse of finances, divorce, violence, chemical addiction, overeating, indulgence, bankruptcy, low self-esteem, and general aimlessness plague our society as a direct result of the abuse or neglect of biblical manhood and fathering.

 

– Let’s be men and women after God’s own heart: individuals our children look up to, our spouces are confident in, someone ther’s look to as an example to emulate! Let’s be preservers of culture and champions of society, to keep out evil and usher in good! Let’s be determined to fulfill God’s calling on our lives, and fully understands that a godly life was never promised to be an easy life. Let’s cling to God’s promise that it will be WORTH IT.

 

– We do not wrestle against mere flesh and blood, but against dark, demonic forces that are allied against us (Eph. 2:1-2; 6:12).

 

–CONTEND for your FAITH—

–CONTEND for God’s LOVE to lead you—

–CONTEND for your PURITY—

–CONTEND for your FAMILY—

–CONTEND for your MARRIAGE—

–CONTEND for your CHILDREN—

–CONTEND for your PURPOSE—

 

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Progressive Churches Now Pushing The LGTB Agenda


On June 9 I posted “Bible on LGBTQ Lifestyle.” In that post I showed God Almighty’s Will toward those who choose to disobey Him in relation to same-sex perversity showing that God has mercy even for the perverse through Jesus Christ Son of God and Savior. The mercy is for turning away from wicked ways and closer to God by having faith in the Risen Savior and strive to live a God-Kind of life in Christ Jesus.

 

Today I discovered a post from Prophecy News Watch that talks about churches claiming to Christian yet walk in godless disobedience by actually promoting the LGBTQ agenda. This is essentially a case of sheep-clothed wolves leading sheep to their demise by teaching the rejection of the Word of God.

 

JRH 6/12/19

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Progressive Churches Now Pushing The LGTB Agenda

 

(LGBTQ) Affirming United Churches rally

 

BY PNW STAFF

JUNE 12, 2019

Prophecy News Watch

 

Just as residents of one town make progress towards stopping the indoctrination of our kids with Drag Queen Story Hour, the United Church of Christ has come to the rescue of LGTB activists.

 

Open Cathedral, a member of the United Church of Christ, rented out a room at the Leander Public Library after the City of Leander in Texas nixed the Drag Queen Story event due to local opposition.

 

The event will now be hosted in the conference room at the library on June 15.

 

According to the event page, the church will select a drag queen to read children books about “how wonderful it is to be unique and special.”

 

Open Cathedral will be paying the fees to rent out the room and the local pastor with members of the church will be there to volunteer.

 

The church describes itself as a ‘progressive’ Christian church startup that values community, not conformity, and welcomes members of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions.

 

As of press time, nearly 500 people had marked themselves as “going,” with 2,000 “interested.”

 

The First United Methodist Church Of Birmingham in Alabama has also decided to make a ‘progressive’ statement on June 15th.

 

The church has partnered with the Shout LGBTQ Film Festival by hosting a “wedding party” featuring a free screening of the popular “Arthur” cartoon episode surrounding the same-sex “wedding” of Mr. Ratburn after Alabama Public Television said that it would not air the broadcast.

 

Alabama Public Television director of programming explained the episode ban by saying “Parents have trusted Alabama Public Television for more than 50 years to provide children’s programs that entertain, educate and inspire.

 

More importantly, although we strongly encourage parents to watch television with their children and talk about what they have learned afterwards, parents trust that their children can watch APT without their supervision. We also know that children who are younger than the ‘target’ audience for Arthur also watch the program.”

 

The real issue at the root of the actions by these churches is not so much the endorsement and promotion of the LGTB agenda, as bad as that is, but how one approaches Scripture.

 

Whether it is abortion, homosexuality, transgenderism or the next issue that society decides is morally acceptable.  Without a belief that Scripture is the Word of God, to be taken literally – each new generation will treat the Bible as a buffet, picking and choosing what is the truth of God and what are simple suggestions.

 

Oliver Thomas is a retired American Baptist minister and he sums up the misguided views of such ‘progressive’ churches in his recent USA Today column in which he complains that churches will continue hemorrhaging members and money at an alarming rate until we muster the courage to face the truth: We got it wrong on gays and lesbians.

 

According to Thomas, “It’s difficult to watch good people buy into the sincere but misguided notion that being a faithful Christian means accepting everything the Bible teaches”.

 

Thomas is wrong however as study after study has shown that the dying churches are almost all mainline churches that have veered to the left.  United Methodist, Lutheran, Presbyterian (U.S.A.) and Episcopal churches are all in major decline, while conservative, evangelical churches continue to grow.

 

The Presbyterian Church USA declined by 11.6 percent over the previous decade, while the United Methodist Church lost “only” 6.7 percent and the Episcopal Church lost 5.3 percent. The United Church of Christ was abandoned by 14.8 percent of its members, while the American Baptist Churches USA were reduced by 5.7 percent.

 

On the other side of the theological divide, the conservative Presbyterian Church in America [PCA] grew 42.4 percent in the same decade that the more liberal Presbyterian denomination lost 11.6 percent of its members. Other conservative denominations experiencing significant growth included the Christian Missionary Alliance (21.8 percent), the Evangelical Free Church (57.2 percent), the Assemblies of God (18.5 percent), and the Southern Baptist Convention (five percent).

Another study found that 93 percent of clergy members and 83 percent of worshipers from growing churches agreed with the statement “Jesus rose from the dead with a real flesh-and-blood body leaving behind an empty tomb.” This compared with 67 percent of worshipers and 56 percent of clergy members from declining churches.

 

Furthermore, all growing church clergy members and 90 percent of their worshipers agreed that “God performs miracles in answer to prayers,” compared with 80 percent of worshipers and a mere 44 percent of clergy members from declining churches.

 

The more a church lacks belief in the inerrancy of the scriptures and, in turn, the essentials of the Christian faith – the quicker it declines. When the church tries to be just a moral social club, it can’t compete with the world.  Why attend somewhere that doesn’t truly believe the core foundation of its purpose for being?

 

What we believe will affect how we live and this plays out in church growth as well.

 

Because of their conservative outlook, the growing church clergy members in the study took Jesus’ command to “Go make disciples” literally. Thus, they all held the conviction it’s “very important to encourage non-Christians to become Christians,” and thus likely put effort into converting non-Christians.

 

Conversely, because of their liberal leanings, half the clergy members at the declining churches held the opposite conviction, believing it is neither desirable nor necessary to convert non-Christians. Some of them felt, for instance, that promoting their religion outside of their immediate faith community is culturally insensitive.

 

Progressive liberal Christians have long claimed that the Church must change with the times or it will die. They just get the direction of the change wrong.

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John R. Houk

© June 9, 2019

 

There is a war going on right now by Secular Humanist Multicultural (let’s call them) Transformists AGAINST Christian faith derived from the Holy Bible. Media (including Entertainment – Big Screen and TV), major corporations, LGBTQ activists, college professors AND school teachers (including school district administrative personnel) are propagandizing (i.e. brainwashing) society against Christian Morality. These people who are influential in shaping the opinion of society at large are purposely transforming a society once dedicated to respect Christian principles into denigrating Christian Morality.

 

If you are a Church goer and the preaching you listen to tells you Biblical principles (i.e. the God-Inspired Word of God) are archaic and out of step with modern humanity, that preacher is spewing godless transformative thought. God have mercy! That Transformist preacher may even share so-called alternative scholarly beliefs that delegitimizes the original meaning of Holy Scripture. That’s what the Devil did to Adam and Eve to transform them from obedience to God to allegiance to the old serpent Satan.

 

1 Now the serpent was more subtle and crafty than any living creature of the field which the Lord God had made. And he [Satan] said to the woman, Can it really be that God has said, You shall not eat from every tree of the garden?

And the woman said to the serpent, We may eat the fruit from the trees of the garden,

Except the fruit from the tree which is in the middle of the garden. God has said, You shall not eat of it, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.

But the serpent said to the woman, You shall not surely die,

For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing the difference between good and evil and blessing and calamity.

And when the woman saw that the tree was good (suitable, pleasant) for food and that it was delightful to look at, and a tree to be desired in order to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate; and she gave some also to her husband, and he ate. (Genesis 3: 1-6 AMPC)

 

Satan twisted God’s Words twisting the intent to make God appear the liar. Did Adam and Eve die physically after eating the forbidden fruit? NO! But they did die spiritually separating themselves from the Presence of God.

 

And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.

But the Lord God called to Adam and said to him, Where are you? (Genesis 3: 8-9 AMPC)

 

That separation from the Presence of God is what sends people to hell when they die physically. Believing in the sacrificial price paid by Jesus and His Resurrection from death to life restores one to the Presence of God spiritually with the promise of a new body clothed in God’s Glory in the Return of Christ Jesus and the resurrection of all dead in the Last Judgement. I believe these Scripture reference illustrate my point:

 

Acts 16: 30-31; Romans 10: 8-13; 1 Corinthians 15: 45-49, 52-57; Jude 18-23; Revelation 21: 8 (AMPC):

 

Acts 16:30-31

30 And he brought them out [of the dungeon] and said, Men, what is it necessary for me to do that I may be saved?

31 And they answered, Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ [[a]give yourself up to Him, [b] take yourself out of your own keeping and entrust yourself into His keeping] and you will be saved, [and this applies both to] you and your household as well.

 

Romans 10:8-13

But what does it say? The Word (God’s message in Christ) is near you, on your lips and in your heart; that is, the Word (the message, the basis and object) of faith which we preach,

Because if you acknowledge and confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and in your heart believe (adhere to, trust in, and rely on the truth) that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

10 For with the heart a person believes (adheres to, trusts in, and relies on Christ) and so is justified (declared righteous, acceptable to God), and with the mouth he confesses (declares openly and speaks out freely his faith) and confirms [his] salvation.

11 The Scripture says, No man who believes in Him [who adheres to, relies on, and trusts in Him] will [ever] be put to shame or be disappointed.

12 [No one] for there is no distinction between Jew and Greek. The same Lord is Lord over all [of us] and He generously bestows His riches upon all who call upon Him [in faith].

13 For everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord [invoking Him as Lord] will be saved.

 

1 Corinthians 15:45-49

45 Thus it is written, The first man Adam became a living being (an individual personality); the last Adam (Christ) became a life-giving Spirit [restoring the dead to life].

46 But it is not the spiritual life which came first, but the physical and then the spiritual.

47 The first man [was] from out of earth, made of dust (earthly-minded); the second Man [is] the Lord from out of heaven.

48 Now those who are made of the dust are like him who was first made of the dust (earthly-minded); and as is [the Man] from heaven, so also [are those] who are of heaven (heavenly-minded).

49 And just as we have borne the image [of the man] of dust, so shall we and so [a]let us also bear the image [of the Man] of heaven.

 

1 Corinthians 15:52-57

52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the [sound of the] last trumpet call. For a trumpet will sound, and the dead [in Christ] will be raised imperishable (free and immune from decay), and we shall be changed (transformed).

53 For this perishable [part of us] must put on the imperishable [nature], and this mortal [part of us, this nature that is capable of dying] must put on immortality (freedom from death).

54 And when this perishable puts on the imperishable and this that was capable of dying puts on freedom from death, then shall be fulfilled the Scripture that says, Death is swallowed up (utterly vanquished [a]forever) in and unto victory.

55 O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?

56 Now sin is the sting of death, and sin exercises its power [b][upon the soul] through [c][the abuse of] the Law.

57 But thanks be to God, Who gives us the victory [making us conquerors] through our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

Jude 18-23

18 They told you beforehand, In the last days (in the end time) there will be scoffers [who seek to gratify their own unholy desires], following after their own ungodly passions.

19 It is these who are [agitators] setting up distinctions and causing divisions—merely sensual [creatures, carnal, worldly-minded people], devoid of the [Holy] Spirit and destitute of any higher spiritual life.

20 But you, beloved, build yourselves up [founded] on your most holy faith [[a]make progress, rise like an edifice higher and higher], praying in the Holy Spirit;

21 Guard and keep yourselves in the love of God; expect and patiently wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah)—[which will bring you] unto life eternal.

22 And refute [so as to] convict some who dispute with you, and on some have mercy who waver and doubt.

23 [Strive to] save others, snatching [them] out of [the] fire; on others take pity [but] with fear, loathing even the garment spotted by the flesh and polluted by their sensuality.

 

Revelation 21:8

But as for the cowards and the ignoble and the contemptible and the cravenly lacking in courage and the cowardly submissive, and as for the unbelieving and faithless, and as for the depraved and defiled with abominations, and as for murderers and the lewd and adulterous and the practicers of magic arts and the idolaters (those who give supreme devotion to anyone or anything other than God) and all liars (those who knowingly convey untruth by word or deed)—[all of these shall have] their part in the lake that blazes with fire and brimstone. This is the second death.

 

The above Scriptures apply to all manner of people receiving Salvation in Christ or the opposite rejecting the Saving Grace of faith in the birth, death and bodily Resurrection of Jesus the Christ.

 

But for the purpose of the inspiration of these thoughts, let’s examine what the Word of God tells us about all things unnatural with the Transformists pushing acceptance of the immorality of the Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender-Queer (LGBTQ) Agenda (my sense is “Queer” takes care of the perversions sympathetic to LGBT).

 

The LGBTQ perversion is so pervasive I will probably receive tons of criticism from their ungodly militant activists labeling me with the epithet of homophobe to project me as a bigot which essentially condemns my Christian faith and thus by extension criticizes the Creator of all that exists that that lifestyle an abomination (the Amplified Bible, Classic Edition uses more descriptive words to replace KJV “abomination”):

 

Leviticus 20: 13; Romans 1: 21, 24-28 (AMPC):

 

Leviticus 20: 13

13 If a man lies with a male as if he were a woman, both men have committed an offense (something perverse, unnatural, abhorrent, and detestable); they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

 

Romans 1: 21, 24-28

21 Because when they knew and recognized Him as God, they did not honor and glorify Him as God or give Him thanks. But instead they became futile and [a]godless in their thinking [with vain imaginings, foolish reasoning, and stupid speculations] and their senseless minds were darkened.

 

24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their [own] hearts to sexual impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves [abandoning them to the degrading power of sin],

25 Because they exchanged the truth of God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, Who is blessed forever! Amen (so be it).

26 For this reason God gave them over and abandoned them to vile affections and degrading passions. For their women exchanged their natural function for an unnatural and abnormal one,

27 And the men also turned from natural relations with women and were set ablaze (burning out, consumed) with lust for one another—men committing shameful acts with men and suffering in their own [a]bodies and personalities the inevitable consequences and penalty of their wrong-doing and going astray, which was [their] fitting retribution.

28 And so, since they did not see fit to acknowledge God or approve of Him or consider Him worth the knowing, God gave them over to a base and condemned mind to do things not proper or decent but loathsome,

 

Did you know your Public School system just might be so anti-Christian that it may punish their Christian students standing with God’s Word when offended by LGBTQ brainwashing? Lebanon High School in Ohio is punishing High School student Gabby Helsinger for plastering Bible verses by homosexual organization Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) promoting gay pride month informing readers on God’s thoughts on the homosexual lifestyle. The Lebanon High School Principal (listed as Scott Butler on the LHS website – his email: butler.scott@lebanonschools.org) proceeded to suspend Helsinger. Mommy Underground has the story.

 

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Gabby Helsinger

 

Being in a country where we have the freedom to express ourselves is a blessing.

 

A luxury not many countries have, openly advocating our point of view is something people have taken to soapboxes all over the nation.

 

But what happens when a backward society stifles morality, while exploiting anti-family and anti-God stances?

 

You get people who praise the wicked, while condemning those who do good.

 

An Ohio high school student is feeling the brunt of skewed liberal thinking after she was suspended by the principal for expressing her faith.

 

Fox News reported:

 

A high school student in Ohio is speaking out after she was suspended for posting Bible verses in her school in response to LGBT pride flags displayed in hallways.”

 

The Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) was letting Lebanon High School know that they had a presence there by hanging LGBT flags around the building.

 

This seemingly innocuous action, as seen by the liberal population, is far from innocent. The GSA has long been known to coerce children into becoming a part of the LGBT community, as Mommy Underground has previously reported.

 

Gabby Helsinger was empathetic towards all the lost kids who get caught up in the confusion of the LGBT community, so she felt led to put up Bible verses around the school after seeing all the flags.

 

On Thursday when I got to school, I see that there were pride flags, posters around my school,” Gabby said in a now popular Facebook video. “And I felt the need to write down some Bible verses so I could put them around my school. And I wrote them down and I put them around the lockers, the walls.”

 

The video continues, explaining why she did this thoughtful act:

 

Seeing that there [were] people in my school that needed help …,” said Helsinger. “They don’t need to be living in the confusion of wondering if they should be gay, bi, lesbian, trans — anything like that. And I know that God is the only way that they can be healed by that, and that’s why I did it…”

 

Unfortunately, that is not how Lebanon High School is seeing Helsinger’s actions, and without notice suspended her for targeting the schools GSA club.

 

Gabby Helsinger, a Lebanon High School student, posted a video on Facebook Friday claiming she is being punished for “targeting” the school’s Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) club.

 

The same day the verses were put up, sharing a little inspiration with the hopeless students at the high school, a teacher was seen by Helsinger taking the verses down.

 

Despite the inappropriate action taken by the teacher, and the clear bias of representation in the school, Helsinger did not engage the teacher or start any conflict.

 

Thinking the peaceful attempt at expressing her faith at school was over, Helsinger came to school the following day as usual.

 

However, she explains on Facebook how her day took a turn for the worse. She states:

 

The next day, I got called to the office and there is a letter that says that I have an ISS, which is an in-school suspension, and the reason why I have it is because ‘abuse of others, disrespect, rudeness’ because I put Bible verses up ‘targeting the GSA organization,’”

 

This is impossible, seeing that Helsinger “did not know what the GSA organization was or meant.”

 

A Bible verse is not rude, disrespectful, or abusive.

 

Helsinger was questioned by the principal, according to her video, asking her why she did what she did, in which she replied that she wanted “to spread the word of God.”

 

Then the principal wanted to know if she had “permission” to put up Bible verses. She responded that she didn’t know you needed permission, because students put notes on lockers all the time.

 

It is wrong that this principal targeted a Bible believing student for something that is not against school policy, reprimanding her and taking away her right to express her faith.

 

Faithwire reports on Lebanon City School superintendent’s response to the event, stating how the school’s Code of Conduct “does not prohibit the sharing or posting of religious text or imagery at school.”

 

Bring your bible.org specializes in the laws that pertain to religious freedoms in public schools, and they report:

 

In general, students can voluntarily express their personal and religious beliefs to their classmates through verbal or written expressions, as long as they follow school policy and do not engage in these activities during classroom or instruction time. Schools can enforce reasonable limits on times and locations for where students are allowed to distribute materials. But these regulations must be applied equally to all students. That means schools cannot impose an outright ban on religious-themed materials if they already allow students to distribute non-religious materials.”

 

Fox News tried to get a comment from Scott Butler, the principal who unjustly sentenced Helsinger to suspension. He simply responded:

 

“We do not publicly discuss the discipline of individual students. In general, when a student violates the Student Code of Conduct, there are consequences for those actions.”

 

But as we know, the superintendent already verified that the Code of Conduct was not broken.

 

Butler is not facing any repercussion that has been reported since bullying a girl for believing in something different than him.

 

This kind of bias and persecution of religious expression in public schools is widespread and inexcusable.

 

Don’t fall victim to liberal bullying, and let your state officials know when your child’s freedoms are violated.

 

Please let us know in the comments section if you have a child who has been targeted for believing in the Bible.

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The Jihad on the Christian Cross


Here is a politically incorrect thought sure to be reviled by Left Wing Multiculturalists and maybe even some Religious Liberty-minded Conservatives: Islam is soooo anti-Christian and Antisemitic in its revered writings, the death-cult should be illegalized as a legitimate religion in ANY Western Nation but especially in the U.S. of A.

 

Unless you are a Muslim supporter of this cult you might ask, “Why?”

 

I suspect Raymond Ibrahim would not publicly agree with me for politically correct reasons, his recent post – “The Jihad on the Christian Cross” – is a good enough reason to me to illegalize Islam.

 

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The Jihad on the Christian Cross

 

By Raymond Ibrahim 

06/07/2019

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Cover story photo of the 15th issue of Islamic State magazine, Dabiq, titled “Break the Cross.”

 

A 37-year-old Muslim migrant in Rome was recently arrested for homicide after he stabbed a Christian man in the throat for wearing a crucifix around his neck.  “Religious hate” is cited as an “aggravating factor” in the crime.

 

This is hardly the first “religious hate” crime to occur in the context of the cross in Italy.  Among others,

 

 

  • A Muslim migrant invaded an old church in Venice and attacked its large, 300-year-old cross, breaking off one of its arms, while shouting, “All that is in a church is false!”

 

 

The fact is, Islamic hostility to the cross is an unwavering phenomenon—one that crosses continents and centuries; one that is very much indicative of Islam’s innate hostility to Christianity.

 

For starters, not only is the cross the quintessential symbol of Christianity—for all denominations, including most forms of otherwise iconoclastic Protestantism—but it symbolizes the fundamental disagreement between Christians and Muslims.   As Professor Sidney Griffith explains, “The cross and the icons publicly declared those very points of Christian faith which the Koran, in the Muslim view, explicitly denied: that Christ was the Son of God and that he died on the cross.”  Accordingly, “the Christian practice of venerating the cross … often aroused the disdain of Muslims,” so that from the start of the Muslim conquests of Christian lands there was an ongoing “campaign to erase the public symbols of Christianity, especially the previously ubiquitous sign of the cross.”

 

This “campaign” traces back to the Muslim prophet Muhammad. He reportedly “had such a repugnance to the form of the cross that he broke everything brought into his house with its figure upon it,” wrote one historian (Sword and Scimitar, p. 10).  Muhammad also claimed that at the end times Jesus (the Muslim ‘Isa) himself would make it a point to “break the cross.”

 

Modern day Muslim clerics confirm this.  When asked about Islam’s ruling on whether any person—in this case, Christians—is permitted to wear or pray before the cross, Sheikh Abdul Aziz al-Tarifi, a Saudi expert on Islamic law, said, “Under no circumstances is a human permitted to wear the cross” nor “is anyone permitted to pray to the cross.”  Why?  “Because the prophet—peace and blessings on him—commanded the breaking of it [the cross].”

 

Islamic history is a reflection of these sentiments.  For instance, the aforementioned Sheikh al-Tarifi also explained that if it is too difficult to break the cross—for instance, a large concrete statue—Muslims should at least try to disfigure one of its four arms “so that it no longer resembles a cross.”  Historic and numismatic evidence confirms that, after the Umayyad caliphate seized the Byzantine treasury in the late seventh century, it ordered that one or two arms of the cross on the coins be effaced so that the image no longer resembled a crucifix (Sword and Scimitar, p. 54).

 

Testimonies from the very earliest invasions into Christian Syria and Egypt of Muslims systematically breaking every crucifix they encountered abound.  According to Anastasius of Sinai, who lived during the seventh century Arab conquests, “the demons name the Saracens [Arabs/Muslims] as their companions.  And it is with reason.  The latter are perhaps even worse than the demons,” for  whereas “the demons are frequently much afraid of the mysteries of Christ,” among which he mentions the cross, “these demons of flesh trample all that under their feet, mock it, set fire to it, destroy it” (Sword and Scimitar, p. 27).

 

Reminiscent of the recent drawing of a cross in fecal matter on a French church, in 1147 in Portugal, Muslims displayed “with much derision the symbol of the cross. They spat upon it and wiped the feces from their posteriors with it.” Decades earlier in Jerusalem, Muslims “spat on them [crucifixes] and did not even refrain from urinating on them in the sight of all.” Even that supposedly “magnanimous” sultan, Saladin, commanded “whoever saw that the outside of a church was white, to cover it with black dirt,” and ordered “the removal of every cross from atop the dome of every church in the provinces of Egypt” (Sword and Scimitar, pp. 171, 145, 162).

 

Lest Muslim hostility to the cross still seem aberrant—limited to some obscure saying of Muhammad or “ancient history”—below is a very partial list of examples of how the crucifix continues to throw even “everyday” Muslims into paroxysms:

 

Egypt: A young Coptic Christian woman named Mary was mauled to death when her cross identified her as a Christian to Muslim Brotherhood rioters.  Similarly, 17-year-old Ayman, a Coptic student, was strangled and beaten to death by his Muslim teacher and fellow students for refusing to obey the teacher’s orders to cover his cross.

 

Pakistan: When a Muslim man saw Julie Aftab, a Christian woman, wearing a cross around her neck, he attacked her, forced battery acid down her throat, and splashed it on her face—permanently damaging her esophagus, blinding her in one eye, and causing her to lose both eyelids and most of her teeth.

 

Turkey: A 12-year-old boy in Turkey wearing a silver cross necklace in class was spit on and beaten regularly by Muslim classmates and teachers.

 

Malaysia: A Christian cemetery was attacked and desecrated in the middle of the night by unknown persons in the Muslim-majority nation.  Several crosses were destroyed, including by the use of “a heavy tool to do the damage.”  Separately, a Muslim mob rioted against a small Protestant church due to the visible cross atop the building of worship.  It was quickly removed.

 

Maldives: Authorities had to rescue a female Christian teacher after Muslim “parents threatened to tie and drag her off of the island” for “preaching Christianity.”  Her crime was to draw a compass—which was mistakenly taken for a cross—as part of a geography lesson in class.

 

As Islam’s presence continues to grow in Europe, it should come as no surprise that attacks on crosses are also on the rise.  Aside from the aforementioned attacks in Italy, the following occurred either in France and Germany, where attacks on churches and crosses have become endemic:

 

  • A Muslim man committed major acts of vandalism at two churches, including by twisting a massive bronze cross.  (Click for images.)

 

 

  • A Muslim man who checked himself into a hospital for treatment went into a sudden frenzy because there were “too many crosses on the wall.”  He called the nurse a “bitch” and “fascist” and became physically aggressive.

 

  • After Muslims were granted their own section at a cemetery, and after being allowed to conduct distinctly Islamic ceremonies, these same Muslims began demanding that Christian symbols and crosses in the cemetery be removed or covered up during Islamic funerals.

 

  • A German language report from notes that in the Alps and in Bavaria alone, some 200 churches have been attacked and many crosses broken: “The perpetrators are often youthful rioters with a migration background.”

 

In light of the above, it should come as no surprise that groups such as the Islamic State also make hostile references to the cross in their communiqués to the West: “We will conquer your Rome, break your crosses, and enslave your women, by the permission of Allah[.] … [We will cast] fear into the hearts of the cross-worshipers[.]”  The Islamic State even once disseminated a video showing its members smashing crosses in and atop several churches in territories under its sway (since taken down by YouTube); it beheaded and stabbed a man with his own crucifix; and it published pictures of its members destroying Christian crosses and tombstones in cemeteries under its jurisdiction.

 

Similarly, in post “Arab Spring” Libya, a video of a Muslim mob attacking a commonwealth cemetery near Benghazi appeared on the internet.  As the Muslims kicked down and destroyed headstones with crosses on them, the man videotaping them urged them to “break the cross of the dogs!” while he and others cried “Allahu akbar!”  Toward the end of the video, the mob congregated around the huge Cross of Sacrifice, the cemetery’s cenotaph monument, and started to hammer at it, to more cries of “Allahu akbar.”  Other Christian cemeteries in Libya have suffered similarly.

 

In Iraq, pictures emerged from a Christian cemetery that was vandalized by the Islamic State.  Broken and scattered crosses appear.  In one picture, the jihadis broke into a coffin, snapped off the head of the withered corpse, and threw the crucifixes surrounding it on the ground.

 

Such is the history and continuity of Islamic hate for the cross—that symbol which represents the heart of the Christian faith, namely the death and resurrection of Christ, two events Islam vehemently denies.

 

The jihad on the cross began with Muhammad, was carried out by early caliphs, and continues to this day by the jihadis of the world, not to mention the occasional “everyday” Muslim.

 

Note: For more on the long history of jihad on the Christian cross, see author’s recent book, Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West.

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About

RAYMOND IBRAHIM is a widely published author, public speaker, and Middle East and Islam specialist.  His books include Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West (Da Capo, 2018), Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians (Regnery, 2013), and The Al Qaeda Reader (Doubleday, 2007).

 

Ibrahim’s writings, translations, and observations have appeared in a variety of publications, including the New York Times Syndicate, CNN, LA Times, Fox News, Financial Times, Jerusalem Post, United Press International, USA Today, Washington Post, Washington Times, and Weekly Standard; scholarly journals, including the Almanac of Islamism, Chronicle of Higher Education, Hoover Institution’s Strategika, Jane’s Islamic Affairs Analyst, Middle East Quarterly, and Middle East Review of International Affairs; and popular websites, including American Thinker, Bloomberg, Breitbart, Christian Post, Daily Caller, NewsMax, National Review Online, PJ Media, and World Magazine. He has contributed chapters to several anthologies and has been translated into dozens of languages.

 

Among other media, he has appeared on MSNBC, Fox News, C-SPAN, PBS, Reuters, Al-Jazeera, and NPR; he has done hundreds of radio interviews and some of his YouTube videos (here and here for example) have received over a million views each.

 

Ibrahim guest lectures at universities, including the National Defense Intelligence College, has briefed governmental agencies, such as U.S. Strategic Command and the Defense Intelligence Agency, provides expert testimony for Islam-related lawsuits, and has testified before Congress regarding the conceptual failures that dominate American discourse concerning Islam and the worsening plight of Egypt’s Christian Copts.

 

Ibrahim’s dual-background—born and raised in the U.S. by Egyptian parents born and raised in the Middle East—has provided him with unique advantages, from equal fluency in English and Arabic, to an equal understanding of the READ THE REST