Top Weekly Stories from for 12/07/2019

Democratic Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg: ‘There Are So Many Things in Scripture That Are Inconsistent’   Nov 30, 2019 09:37 am

Photo Credit: Gary Riggs/Wikipedia In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, who identifies as Episcopalian, asserted that “there’s so many things in Scripture that are inconsistent internally, and you’ve got to decide what sense to make of it.” Buttigieg had been asked what he feels about the contention…

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Utah Substitute Teacher Escorted Out of Building After Telling Students Homosexuality Is ‘Wrong,’ ‘a Sin’   Dec 04, 2019 08:19 am

Photo Credit: Pixabay/Pexels ALPINE, Utah — A school district in Utah says that it has taken “appropriate action” against a substitute teacher after she allegedly told students that homosexuality is wrong and sinful. According to reports, the situation occurred on Nov. 22 at Deerfield Elementary School in Cedar Hills, as a fifth grade substitute teacher…

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ACLU Tweets for International Men’s Day: Transgenders ‘Who Get Pregnant and Give Birth Are Men’   Dec 02, 2019 06:54 pm

Photo Credit: Marcos Santos/Free Images NEW YORK — The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) recently posted a tweet supportive of women who identify as men in recognition of International Men’s Day. “There’s no one way to be a man,” it wrote. “Men who get their periods are men. Men who get pregnant and give birth are men. Trans and non-binary men belong….

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Kanye West to Team Up With Joel Osteen for 2020 ‘America’s Night of Hope’ at Yankee Stadium   Dec 05, 2019 02:18 pm

NEW YORK  — Rapper-turned-gospel artist Kanye West will perform at Joel and Victoria Osteen’s “America’s Night of Hope” at Yankee Stadium in May 2020. TMZ reports that Osteen will deliver a message and West and his choir will provide the music at the 54,000-plus seat stadium. The event will be held on May 2, and details are still being ironed out. Lakewood…

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Pastor Hounded Out of Job at UK Primary School Over Tweet Stating Christians Shouldn’t Support Pride Events   Dec 03, 2019 06:24 pm

ELY — A pastor in England says that he was hounded out of his caretaker job at a primary school over a tweet in which he stated that Christians shouldn’t support or participate in pride events and that such festivities are inappropriate for children. Keith Waters, 53, a pastor at New Connexions church in Ely, posted a status on June 1 similar to that written by…

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Hindu Worshipers Sacrifice Thousands of Buffalo to ‘goddess of Power’ During Nepali Gadhimai Festival   Dec 05, 2019 05:19 pm

KATHMANDU — A Hindu festival in which animals are sacrificed to the “goddess of power” in an effort to obtain good fortune concluded this week, with thousands of buffalo beheaded on temple grounds in Nepal. Pigeons, goats, chickens and other animals were also slaughtered during the mass gathering, which is known as one of the “world’s bloodiest.” The Gadhimai…

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‘We Only Want to See Our Children’: Filipino Families Want Answers in Suspicious Disappearances of 9 Youth   Nov 30, 2019 03:45 pm

(Manila Bulletin) — The families of the teenagers who have gone missing since last week in Pasay City remain clueless on their disappearances, but various speculations have started to surface. Between Nov. 20 and 22, nine teenagers — one female and eight male, aged 15 to 23 — disappeared in the city. They were identified as John Samuel Esguerra, 19; Niña…

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Hundreds of Anglicans Sign Letter Opposing Decriminalization of Abortion   Dec 02, 2019 04:34 pm

Photo Credit: Lisa Fotios/Pexels (The Christian Institute) — Hundreds of Anglicans have called on Church of England bishops to speak out against proposals to decriminalize abortion. The open letter was signed by 384 people, including 49 members of the General Synod, concerned over the manifesto commitments by Labor and the Liberal Democrats. Many church…

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Ethiopian Evangelicals Arrested, Told to Leave Their Town   Dec 02, 2019 03:05 pm

Photo Credit: Bernard Gagnon/Wikipedia Commons (Evangelical Focus) — Authorities of Ethiopia’s northern region of Amhara showed up at a gathering of the Ethiopian Fellowship of Evangelical students (IFES) in Debark and arrested an undisclosed number of participants, according to local sources. The police pressured students arrested to sign an agreement to…

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‘My Body Is Me!’: Children’s Book Counteracts ‘Gender Identity’ Ideology   Dec 06, 2019 04:32 pm

(The Christian Institute) — A children’s author and poet has written a new book helping young children to accept the body they were born with. Rachel Rooney, who is also a trained special needs teacher, wrote “My Body is Me!” to counteract the recent “explosion” of books promoting radical gender ideology. Homosexual news website Pink News publicized a…

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