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CHILE: Pope Francis Apologizes For Pedophile Priests As Police Disperse Protesters With Tear Gas [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Pope Francis dove head first into the sex abuse scandal that has devastated the Catholic Church’s credibility in Chile, apologizing Tuesday for the “irreparable damage” to victims, but also acknowledging the “pain” of priests who have been held collectively responsible for the crimes of a few. Francis’ words were delivered amid unprecedented opposition to his visit: ...

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Alabama Crimson Tide Quarterback Credits National Championship Win To “Speaking In Tongues” [VIDEO]

From the far-right Charisma News: Minutes after throwing the game-winning touchdown pass in Monday night’s College Football Playoff National Championship game in Atlanta, Alabama Tua Tagovailoa wasn’t hesitant to give God the credit. “I was praying,” Tagovailoa says. “I was speaking in tongues. It kept me calm.” He continued: “I would say my poise comes from my faith. I just ...

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FLORIDA: Broward County Bans Ex-Gay Torture

Minutes ago the Broward County Commission voted unanimously to ban ex-gay torture, becoming the 16th and largest Florida municipality thus far to take such a stand. Other Florida municipalities with bans on the books include Palm Beach County, Boca Raton, Miami, Tampa, Wilton Manors, Key West, and Oakland Park. Bucking the statewide trend, however, is Miami-Dade County, which rejected a ...

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TEXAS: Married Pastor Pleads Guilty In Hooker Sting

Houston’s ABC affiliate reports: A Baptist pastor in The Woodlands who was arrested last summer on a charge of soliciting a prostitute pleaded guilty this morning to the charge and was sentence to a year of probation. Eddie Hilburn, 53, was arrested at a hotel in July 2017 during a sting operation. According to charging documents, Hilburn paid an undercover ...

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So There’s A Christian Version Of Netflix [VIDEO]

Via press release from Christian Newswire: PureFlix.com, the leader in faith and family streaming video, has the perfect antidote for the winter blues: the sunny, new sitcom “Malibu Dan-The Family Man.” “Our audience appreciates our commitment to clean content and the high production values of our original series,” said PureFlix.com CEO Greg Gudorf. “I’m thrilled to be starting the new ...

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LDS Head Who Led Prop 8 Battle Dies At Age 90

The Associated Press reports: Thomas S. Monson, the 16th president of the Mormon church, has died after overseeing the religion for nine years. He was 90. Monson died Tuesday night at his home in Salt Lake City, according to church spokesman Eric Hawkins. Monson spent more than five decades serving in top church leadership councils — making him a well-known ...

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Pope Francis: 2017 Was A Year Of Lies And Injustices

Reuters reports: At his last public event of the year, an evening vespers service in St. Peter’s Basilica, the pontiff said that humanity had “wasted and wounded” the year “in many ways with works of death, with lies and injustices”. While war was the most obvious sign of “unrepentant and absurd pride”, many other transgressions had caused “human, social and ...

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REPORT: British Leaders Fear Trump’s Rage If Obamas Get Invitation To Royal Wedding And He Doesn’t

Raw Story reports: Prince Harry’s spring wedding to Meghan Markle will be the social event of 2018 for world leaders, but UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s government is worried about former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle attending the nuptials. “The 33-year-old prince has become good friends with the Obamas since bonding with them during the Invictus Games,” The ...

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REPORT: Egypt Set To Criminalize Atheism

The Independent reports: The Committee on Religion in the Egyptian Parliament has disclosed plans to pass into law a bill that makes atheism a criminal offence in the North African nation. Current Egyptian law says atheists can be prosecuted for expressing their disbelief in public but the committee’s proposal would go further and criminalise disbelief itself. It would be recalled ...

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Pastor And Wife Found Guilty Of Scamming Millions Via Christian Micro-Lending Company To “Help The Poor”

The Washington Post reports: The Alexandria, Va., pastor told his parishioners they could benefit themselves while doing good if they invested in his Christian-based company lending small amounts of money to entrepreneurs in developing countries. Instead, a jury in Alexandria federal court agreed that Terry Millender and his wife Brenda Millender, who together ran Victorious Life Church, defrauded their friends ...

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Pedophile-Enabling Catholic Cardinal Dies At 86

CBS News reports: Cardinal Bernard Law, the disgraced former archbishop of Boston whose failures to stop child molesters in the priesthood sparked what would become the worst crisis in American Catholicism, has died, the Vatican confirmed on Tuesday. He was 86. Law had been sick and was recently hospitalized in Rome. The Vatican Press Office confirmed his death in a ...

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JERUSALEM: Evangelicals Flood City With “God Bless Trump” Messages On Buses, Billboards, And….Camels

The Jerusalem Post reports: Vice President Mike Pence might have postponed his trip to Israel, but the love for US President Donald Trump is still being felt throughout Jerusalem as 110 massive “God Bless Trump” signs went up in recent days throughout the city, on billboards, buses and even camels. The campaign was created by Dr. Mike Evans, a prominent ...

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Pope Francis: Fake News Is A Very Serious Sin

The Guardian reports: Pope Francis has criticised journalists who dredge up old scandals and sensationalise the news, saying it’s a “very serious sin” that hurts all involved. Francis, who plans to dedicate his upcoming annual communications message to “fake news”, told Catholic media on Saturday that journalists perform a mission that is among the most “fundamental” to democratic societies. But ...

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Leaked 1981 Mormon Guidebook Warns Young People That Masturbation Will Probably Turn Them Gay

Newsweek reports: The Mormon church hates self-love. Masturbation should be strictly banned because it can turn young people into homosexuals and criminals, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believes, according to a leaked guidebook issued to members. The 1981 guidebook, released this week by the transparency group MormonLeaks, provides some insights into what many young Mormons have been ...

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Founder Of Nation’s Largest Christian Festival Arrested On Multiple Child Molestation Charges [VIDEO]

Christianity Today reports: The man who launched America’s largest and longest-running Christian music festival has been “indefinitely suspended” from the ministry and his church following his arrest Wednesday on charges of child molestation. Harry L. Thomas, founder of the Creation Festival and senior pastor of Come Alive New Testament Church in Medford, New Jersey, has been accused of sexually assaulting ...

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Christianity Today: The Biggest Loser In The Alabama Senate Race Is Our “Severely Tarnished Christian Faith”

From the editor-in-chief of Christianity Today: No matter the outcome of today’s special election in Alabama for a coveted US Senate seat, there is already one loser: Christian faith. When it comes to either matters of life and death or personal commitments of the human heart, no one will believe a word we say, perhaps for a generation. Christianity’s integrity ...

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Trump Fails To Invite Jewish Democrats To White House’s “Especially Special” Hanukkah Party [VIDEO]

Newsweek reports: President Donald Trump failed to invite Jewish Congressional Democrats to the White House’s annual Hanukkah party on Thursday night, demonstrating that Washington partisanship can poison even the most benign religious holidays. The decision shocked some Jewish Democrats, who observed that previous presidents had invited members of the opposing party to religious holiday parties. “Why would you make partisan ...

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Atheist Billboards: Just Skip Church, It’s All Fake News

NBC News reports: To the faithful, it’s a road sign on the highway to hell. The American Atheists group has continued an annual tradition by putting up billboards in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, that state “Just Skip Church… It’s All Fake News” alongside an image of the Christian nativity scene. An attempt to put up two of ...

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World Net Daily Promotes Alzheimer’s “Cure” Drink

World Net Daily regularly sends out email blasts to “introduce major advertisers to our loyal readers.” This one just arrived: Can a homemade “beverage” permanently end Alzheimer’s disease? That’s what experts are now claiming after seeing THIS drink in action. Recently, a Tufts University educator unveiled an Alzheimer’s-Reversing “Cocktail” recipe and, after watching dramatic transformations of the patients who used ...

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Poland To End Sunday Shopping Because Jesus

The Catholic Herald reports: Polish MPs have approved a bill that will phase out Sunday shopping by 2020. The Sejm, the lower house of Poland’s parliament, passed the bill by 254 to 156 to restrict Sunday shopping to the first and last Sunday of the month until the end of 2018, only on the last Sunday in the month in ...

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