Religion: The Paxton Papers

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White Evangelicals Used to Dominate Christian Zionism, but Not Anymore

Why thousands of Christians from across the globe travel to Jerusalem each year to celebrate a Jewish holiday<p>JERUSALEM—The scene was like a contemporary Christian music concert, but with a lot more Jewish swag. European pilgrims wore Star of David jewelry as they swayed among the palm trees of Ein …

Israel

After college LGBTQ center opens, someone spread flyers telling LGBTQ students to kill themselves

×<p>Tag History<p>LGBT created by Gabe Ortiz at 10/19/2017 10:51 AM<br>• Hate LGBT created by Gabe Ortiz at 10/19/2017 10:51 AM<br>• Hate LGBT AntiLGBT created by Gabe …

LGBTQ

Tony Abbott needs to go back to Bible class if he quotes it on climate change

From refugees to environment, the Judeo-Christian warrior doesn’t grasp what he is supposed to have studied<p>For a former seminary student Tony Abbott is not a very good interpreter of the Bible. Of course, he’s very strong on defending western culture and its Judaeo-Christian roots. For this cause …

Tony Abbott

Pastor allegedly molested girls after luring them with candy

A pastor in Indiana allegedly molested five girls who were members of his congregation by luring them into his office with candy, court documents …

Crime

Dan Brown’s new target? The creepy Catholic sect with its very own pope and ‘Vatican’

Like most apocalyptic groups, the Palmarian church is quick to adjust the deadline when the end time fails to begin<p>In Dan Brown’s new thriller, <i>Origin</i>, we are introduced to the Catholic church’s sinister far-right rival — a paranoid worldwide cult dedicated to undermining the reforms of Pope Francis.<p>…

Christianity

The Religious Right Is Selling Its Soul

How far are the leaders of the religious right are willing to go in their support of President Trump?<p>For years atheists, humanists and other nontheists have been accused by conservative Christians of immorality. This thinking largely comes from the assumption that nontheists are prone to acts of …

Religion

Trump judicial nominee invoked Nazi Germany in describing treatment of Christians in US

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's nominee for a federal judgeship in Texas invoked religious crackdowns by the Nazis in Germany and other totalitarian regimes to describe the treatment of Christians in the US during three interviews in 2013 and 2014.<p>Jeff Mateer, who currently serves as the first …

Religion

A growing Christian movement is seeking to change America

“Awaken the Dawn” prays for the United States<p>This piece originally appeared on The Conversation.<p>Last week, from Oct. 6 to 9, the National Mall in Washington, D.C. was filled with tents, worship music and prayer for the “Awaken the Dawn” rally. The purpose of the event, according to organizer Lou …

Religion

Israel approves first new settlement in UNESCO-protected Hebron in 15 years

Israel has approved 31 new settlement homes in the city of Hebron in the West Bank for the first time in 15 years.<p>Hebron is the largest Palestinian …

Supreme Court backs push to remove Ten Commandments monument

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with a lower court that ordered a New Mexico city to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the lawn outside City Hall.<p>Civil liberties advocates behind the case called the decision involving the city of Bloomfield a victory for the …

U.S. Supreme Court

“Alt-right” meets Christian right: A marriage made in hell

Donald Trump, Steve Bannon and Sebastian Gorka were welcomed as conquering heroes at the Values Voter Summit<p>The producers of "The Handmaid's Tale" couldn't have possibly known how timely their TV version of Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel would be when they first pitched it. The horrifying …

Donald Trump

Catholic Mum Upset After Daughter Is Denied First Communion Over Trouser Suit

'She’s never been afraid to be who she is.'<p>Cady Mansell is the kind of girl who loves superheroes, hates itchy skirts, and likes to put on lipstick …

Parenting

Pope Francis is changing his church on the death penalty. What next?

It’s yet another progressive move to make conservative Catholics bristle – but an even more controversial clash awaits<p>Pope Francis has condemned the death penalty many times during the almost five years of his papacy: but this week, he made an even more significant move when he signalled that he …

Christianity

The Dawn of the Evangelical-Nationalist Alliance

Politico: “For many evangelicals and conservative Catholics, ‘Make America Great Again’ meant above all else returning to a time when the culture …

Religion

Michele Bachmann: “Every Archeology Find” Has Proven the Truth of the Bible

Citation needed.

Michele Bachmann

Donald Trump and the Dawn of the Evangelical-Nationalist Alliance

In their eyes, religious conservatives aren’t making a cynical bargain by embracing a president with dubious religious bona fides. They finally have the street brawler they’ve always wanted.<p>WASHINGTON, D.C.—Donald Trump’s supporters always had diverging interpretations of his campaign mantra, “Make …

Religion

Trump: 'We are stopping cold the attacks on Judeo-Christian values'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump dove into America's culture wars on Friday, touting his administration for "returning moral clarity to our view of the world" and ending "attacks on Judeo-Christian values."<p>Trump, nine months into his presidency, has found it harder to get things done than …

Donald Trump

Trump, unlikely religious favorite, hails Christian values

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's evolution from twice-divorced casino owner viewed warily by Christian conservatives to evangelical favorite defending religious liberty was on full display Friday as he promised conservatives a return to traditional American values, including restoring …

Religion

We’re All Living in Hobby Lobby’s Bible Nation

Hobby Lobby stores feel like a second home if you were raised evangelical. It’s Vacation Bible School and Sunday School and girls’ Bible study, …

Religion

Could This Be The Next Big Religious Liberty Fight?

Posted: Oct 11, 2017 12:01 AM<p>Recently, video surfaced of an unhinged coffee shop owner going on a profanity-laced tirade against Christians sitting …

Religion

Judge Says It’s Okay for U.S. House to Ban Atheists from Offering Invocations

This is systemic discrimination against atheists, and there appears to be no legal remedy for it.

Atheism

How a growing Christian movement is seeking to change America

Last week, from Oct. 6 to 9, the National Mall in Washington, D.C. was filled with tents, worship music and prayer for the “Awaken the Dawn” rally. …

Religion

Evangelical conservatives are proving their harshest critics right

For years, Democrats accused Christian conservatives of being closet theocrats, seeking to impose Christianity on the country and refusing to accept, let alone embrace, American diversity. That was a generalization, but it turned out to be more true than not.<p>The evangelical defense of President …

Religion

Israeli minister criticizes Trump, expects more settlements

JERUSALEM (AP) — A top Israeli minister close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed rare criticism of President Donald Trump on Monday and said he expects the government to approve more construction in West Bank Jewish settlements next week.<p>Minister of Jerusalem Affairs Zeev Elkin said he …

Israel

Watch: Israelis and Palestinians march through desert for peace

Thousands of Israelis and Palestinians join Women Wage Peace for march through the desert calling for Middle East peace.

Israel

Alan Watts Explains the Meaning of the Tao, with the Help of the Greatest Nancy Panel Ever Drawn

<i>A Nancy panel is an irreducible concept, an atom, and the comic strip is a molecule. - comics theorist Scott McCloud</i><p>A little over ten years ago, …

Alan Watts

How to Pass on Your Christian Faith to Your Children

My parents were the single-most important factor in leading me to pursue a relationship with Jesus Christ. Without applying any pressure, their …

Parenting

Evangelicals Think They Have a PR Problem. Their Actual Problem Is Far Deeper

Boyce thinks he can draw a line between God and politics, but reality is not so simple. There were those who used the term "Christian" back in the …

Religion

Israel to advance plans for over 3,000 settler homes next week

The US State Department under President Donald Trump has continued to chastise Israel for continued building in West Bank settlements.<p>The Higher …

Israel