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Newsweek
In the letter, signed by 177 evangelicals leaders including Liberty University's Jerry Falwell Jr., First Baptist Dallas' Pastor Robert Jeffress and Samaritans Purse' Cissie Graham Lynch, the collective expressed their "dissatisfaction" with the op-ed, accused CT's editor-in-chief, Mark Galli, of dismissing their "point of view," and said he inaccurately characterized them as "far right evangelicals."
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Lynch is also the granddaughter of famed evangelist Billy Graham, who founded CT. Her father, Franklin Graham, Billy Graham's son, has also condemned the editorial.
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Rev. Rick Amato, one of the signatories, from Dream Believe Institute in Wellington, Florida, confirmed to Newsweek that the letter was sent to CT on Sunday morning. Speaking about the publication's op-ed, Amato asserted that it inaccurately led the public to believe that all evangelicals held the same beliefs critical of Trump and that it breached the religion's teachings of forgiveness.

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Signatories listed at Christian Post.

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Signatories listed at Christian Post.
Most are megachurch pastors none of us have ever heard of, but the recognizable names are a Who’s Who of awful people from Michelle Bachman to Ralph Reed to Tony Perkins.

Noticeably absent are any faculty or leadership of what I believe are the major Evangelically-oriented universities and seminaries (aside from Falwell jr).
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Isgrimnur wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:19 pm
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In the letter, signed by 177 evangelicals leaders including Liberty University's Jerry Falwell Jr., First Baptist Dallas' Pastor Robert Jeffress and Samaritans Purse' Cissie Graham Lynch, the collective expressed their "dissatisfaction" with the op-ed, accused CT's editor-in-chief, Mark Galli, of dismissing their "point of view," and said he inaccurately characterized them as "far right evangelicals."
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Lynch is also the granddaughter of famed evangelist Billy Graham, who founded CT. Her father, Franklin Graham, Billy Graham's son, has also condemned the editorial.
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Rev. Rick Amato, one of the signatories, from Dream Believe Institute in Wellington, Florida, confirmed to Newsweek that the letter was sent to CT on Sunday morning. Speaking about the publication's op-ed, Amato asserted that it inaccurately led the public to believe that all evangelicals held the same beliefs critical of Trump and that it breached the religion's teachings of forgiveness.
Funny, I don't recall Jesus being very patient with the corrupt merchant and gambling stalls in the temple. Maybe He just wasn't getting a big enough cut?

Also, forgiveness occurs when requested. Requesting requires the sinner to acknowledge the sin. What are they saying we are failing to forgive, here?
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Louisiana church fills a crop duster with holy water and blesses an entire town.
A Roman Catholic church in rural Louisiana hoping to maximize its blessings has come up with a way to do it: filling up a crop-duster plane with holy water and letting the sanctified liquid mist an entire community.

"We can bless more area in a shorter amount of time," Rev. Matthew Barzare of St. Anne Church in Cow Island, La., told NPR.

Following this past Saturday's mass, parishioners from the church in southwestern Louisiana headed to an airstrip about five minutes away from the church.

Churchgoers brought with them 100 gallons of water, which was loaded into the crop duster.

"I blessed it there, and we waited for the pilot to take off," Barzare said, noting that it was the largest amount of water he had ever turned holy.
Now just imagine if it had been Muslims, Satanist, or Mormons who did this. :lol:

On the plus side, it was a remarkably efficient way to remove those pesky vampires from Cow Island.
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I’m sure the people at the department of health, the ACLU, and the FFRF are thrilled.

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Thing of the experience points for that cleric, though. Brilliant gameplay!
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Roman Catholic? He better hope news of that doesn't reach Il Papa. You don't do that kind of shit without say-so from the Family.
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In 2013, residents of Cow Island, located in the southwestern Louisiana parish of Vermilion, successfully sued a pharmaceutical company to pay $5 million for cleanup of arsenic-contaminated soil and water.

The suit, which stemmed from a local priest’s battle with cancer, claimed that the arsenic came from insecticides in cattle dip tanks, which were used for much of the 20th century to eradicate a deadly cattle disease known as Texas tick fever.

But a new Tulane University study, published in the geochemistry journal Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, raises serious doubts as to whether the arsenic can in fact be traced to the tanks.

The study by a team of geochemists and hydrogeologists led by Karen Johannesson, the Cochran Family Professor in Earth and Environmental Sciences at Tulane, says elevated concentrations of arsenic in groundwater from the upper Chicot aquifer in Cow Island is “almost certainly geogenic.”
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Johannesson said she has been told that most residents of Cow Island now receive their drinking water from the city, which uses water pumped from elsewhere, rather than from local wells.
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In the study, groundwater samples were collected from the upper Chicot aquifer in southern Louisiana, the most heavily pumped aquifer in the state with much of the pumped water being used for rice cultivation and drinking water in southern Evangeline, eastern Calcasieu, Jefferson Davis, Acadia and western Lafayette parishes.

Researchers found the presence of arsenic in the Chicot to be at least 10 times higher than EPA standards, and perhaps more importantly, the bulk of the arsenic occurs in the Chicot aquifer groundwater as the most toxic form of inorganic arsenic known as arsenite.

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So, it was an arsenine decision after all?
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Isgrimnur wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:45 am
I’m sure the people at the department of health,
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Felt great.

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We'd like to get a sample of your brain tissue.

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Just go bless a couple of oceans and your local lakes. Now you've saved the world!
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ABC News, 2013
Researchers at the Institute of Hygiene and Applied Immunology at the Medical University of Vienna tested water from 21 springs in Austria and 18 fonts in Vienna and found samples contained up to 62 million bacteria per milliliter of water, none of it safe to drink.

Tests indicated 86 percent of the holy water, commonly used in baptism ceremonies and to wet congregants' lips, was infected with common bacteria found in fecal matter such as E. coli, enterococci and Campylobacter, which can lead to diarrhea, cramping, abdominal pain, and fever.

Nitrates, commonly found in fertilizer from farms, were also identified in the water. If ingested, water containing nitrates over the maximum contaminant level could cause serious illness, especially in infants younger than 6 months, which could lead to death if untreated, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
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The study, published in the Journal of Water and Health, also found that all church and hospital chapel fonts contained bacteria -- the busier the church, the higher the bacterial count.

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Sure, but they didn't find a single demon.
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Also, and it seems like an obvious question now: What was in the plane's tanks last time it flew?
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Before taking off on its holy mission, the crop duster was cleaned out of pesticides. Barzare said he is confident the agricultural aircraft did not stir worry or confusion among any Cow Island residents.

"It is not the time to spray pesticides," he said." So the people from the community knew it was not spraying chemicals."

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Also, and it seems like an obvious question now: What was in the plane's tanks last time it flew?
Before taking off on its holy mission, the crop duster was cleaned out of pesticides. Barzare said he is confident the agricultural aircraft did not stir worry or confusion among any Cow Island residents.
Confident. People lose their minds when the mosquito trucks drive around, but they line up on a runway to literally get crop dusted with water that was in a tank normally used for pesticides. You can't explain that.

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When I went to my first mass (on my first day of Catholic School, in Grade 3, having never been raised Catholic) I thought people were keeping the communion wafer in their mouth until they could put it in the holy water bowls at the church door. I figured that's how they made holy water, with spit and wafers.

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Space Force Bible Blessing At National Cathedral Sparks Outrage.
"The Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) condemns, in as full-throated a manner as is humanly possible, the shocking and repulsive display of only the most vile, exclusivist, fundamentalist Christian supremacy," MRFF founder and president Mikey Weinstein wrote in a statement denouncing the Bible blessing. "The utilization of a Christian bible to 'swear in' commanders of the new Space Force or any other [Department of Defense] branch at ANY level is completely violative of the bedrock separation of church and state mandate of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution."

In a tweet on Sunday, the Washington National Cathedral posted a statement describing the Bible that was blessed during a morning service as a Space Force official Bible "which will be used to swear in all commanders of America's newest military branch."
This is fucked up. Why is there an official Space Force Christian Bible? Do the other branches have one?

AFAIK, soldiers/sailors/marines/airmen and their officers don't swear on a Bible (or any other text) at all. They raise their right hand and speak.

What is this?
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This sounds like an obscure tradition that was born in the Air Force. Apparently the first Air Force general was sworn in on a bible and then subsequent officers optionally did so. The implication is that the 'first chief' of the Space Force is a Christian (not a shock there) and that further personnel can make the choice to use it. I don't know if this meltdown worthy but I get it to an extent.

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When Space Jesus finally arrives we'll see who is laughing then!

Also F these religious wack-jobs that have taken over elements of our government. Between their Bible study meetings on Capitol Hill and Space Bible, I've had just about enough.

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Smoove_B wrote:
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When Space Jesus finally arrives we'll see who is laughing then!

Also F these religious wack-jobs that have taken over elements of our government. Between their Bible study meetings on Capitol Hill and Space Bible, I've had just about enough.
I can't cite anything on short notice, but I know I've heard that the Air Force (and particularly Air Force Academy culture) is much more riddled with Evangelical Dominionism than the other branches.
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Holman wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:19 pm
Smoove_B wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:30 pm
When Space Jesus finally arrives we'll see who is laughing then!

Also F these religious wack-jobs that have taken over elements of our government. Between their Bible study meetings on Capitol Hill and Space Bible, I've had just about enough.
I can't cite anything on short notice, but I know I've heard that the Air Force (and particularly Air Force Academy culture) is much more riddled with Evangelical Dominionism than the other branches.
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Police officers went undercover as Hasidic Jews to monitor protests against racism and police brutality in a majority-Jewish New Jersey town, Mishpacha reported.
Unfortunately for the officers, one of them appeared to be holding a cell phone - which would be forbidden to Orthodox Jews on Shabbat.
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