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'On the Road to Human Being' Featured for the August Franciscan Song

Christian Newswire - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:01
Contact: Sr. Julie Ann Sheahan, OSF, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, 920-323-9632, [email protected] GREEN BAY, Wis., Aug. 5, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- "On the Road to Human Being" by singer-songwriter Kerry Patrick Clark is the Franciscan August Song of the Month. Enjoy a free download at the Franciscan Sisters' discernment page fscc-calledtobe.org. The Ohio musician discerns to dare "the dreamer in each of us to remember who we are. He challenges the believe Source: Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity

'On the Road to Human Being' Featured for the August Franciscan Song

Christian Newswire - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:01
Contact: Sr. Julie Ann Sheahan, OSF, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, 920-323-9632, [email protected] GREEN BAY, Wis., Aug. 5, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- "On the Road to Human Being" by singer-songwriter Kerry Patrick Clark is the Franciscan August Song of the Month. Enjoy a free download at the Franciscan Sisters' discernment page fscc-calledtobe.org. The Ohio musician discerns to dare "the dreamer in each of us to remember who we are. He challenges the believe Source: Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity

New BELIEVE ME Theatrical Trailer Intros Millennial Satire on Faith

Christian Newswire - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:00
Contact: Michael Conrad, 214-616-0320 AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 5, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Does the guy holding the microphone always hold the truth? Already ruffling feathers, and with over half a million views on its teaser trailer, Riot Studios now releases the official theatrical trailer for their religious satire BELIEVE ME, which challenges the power of platforms. BELIEVE ME debuts simultaneously in theaters and on demand Sept. 26. Riot Studios, the Austin-based "Millennial" produc Source: Lovell-Fairchild

New BELIEVE ME Theatrical Trailer Intros Millennial Satire on Faith

Christian Newswire - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:00
Contact: Michael Conrad, 214-616-0320 AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 5, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Does the guy holding the microphone always hold the truth? Already ruffling feathers, and with over half a million views on its teaser trailer, Riot Studios now releases the official theatrical trailer for their religious satire BELIEVE ME, which challenges the power of platforms. BELIEVE ME debuts simultaneously in theaters and on demand Sept. 26. Riot Studios, the Austin-based "Millennial" produc Source: Lovell-Fairchild

Announcing Paul Sybert's Song 'The Mention of His Name'

Christian Newswire - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 08:30
Contact: Paul Sybert, 831-238-4753, [email protected] MONTEREY, Calif., Aug. 5, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- A friend of Paul Sybert's was in a lot of emotional pain. His mother gave him some solid advice: she said when he felt the pain to just say the name of Jesus. He did and each time he said the name Jesus, the pain lessened. She later called me and told me the good news that he no longer suffered and was feeling better.  Her son found relief in just saying the name of Jesus. It w Source: Paul Sybert

Concerned Catholics Tell Knights of Columbus Annual Convention: Expel Your Pro-Abortion Politicians Now

Christian Newswire - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 08:30
Contact: Kenneth M. Fisher, 714-491-2284, [email protected] Aug. 5, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- "Why do the Knights of Columbus keep refusing to expel the pro-abortion, pro-homosexual-agenda politicians they harbor in their midst?" asks Kenneth M. Fisher, head of Concerned Roman Catholics of America. Says Fisher, "The Knights' 132nd Annual Supreme Convention, in Orlando this August 2-7, is the perfect time for them to live up to their Catholic ideals, and their own rules, by deciding to kic Source: Concerned Roman Catholics of America, Inc.

Announcing Paul Sybert's Song 'The Mention of His Name'

Christian Newswire - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 08:30
Contact: Paul Sybert, 831-238-4753, [email protected] MONTEREY, Calif., Aug. 5, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- A friend of Paul Sybert's was in a lot of emotional pain. His mother gave him some solid advice: she said when he felt the pain to just say the name of Jesus. He did and each time he said the name Jesus, the pain lessened. She later called me and told me the good news that he no longer suffered and was feeling better.  Her son found relief in just saying the name of Jesus. It w Source: Paul Sybert

Concerned Catholics Tell Knights of Columbus Annual Convention: Expel Your Pro-Abortion Politicians Now

Christian Newswire - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 08:30
Contact: Kenneth M. Fisher, 714-491-2284, [email protected] Aug. 5, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- "Why do the Knights of Columbus keep refusing to expel the pro-abortion, pro-homosexual-agenda politicians they harbor in their midst?" asks Kenneth M. Fisher, head of Concerned Roman Catholics of America. Says Fisher, "The Knights' 132nd Annual Supreme Convention, in Orlando this August 2-7, is the perfect time for them to live up to their Catholic ideals, and their own rules, by deciding to kic Source: Concerned Roman Catholics of America, Inc.

VidAngel Restores Parental Choice to Filter Streaming Movies & YouTube

Christian Newswire - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 08:00
Study Shows Massive Increase in Movie Profanity--Concerning to Faith-based Viewers Contact: Danielle Durange, PilmerPR, 704-350-5373, [email protected] SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 5, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- VidAngel puts parents back in the Internet driver's seat with its new website and filtering app. Vidangel allows families to stream movies & watch YouTube minus the bosoms, blood, or bad words pummeling viewers on the web. Like an ultimate remote control, VidAngel BETA is now ava Source: Pilmer PR

VidAngel Restores Parental Choice to Filter Streaming Movies & YouTube

Christian Newswire - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 08:00
Study Shows Massive Increase in Movie Profanity--Concerning to Faith-based Viewers Contact: Danielle Durange, PilmerPR, 704-350-5373, [email protected] SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 5, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- VidAngel puts parents back in the Internet driver's seat with its new website and filtering app. Vidangel allows families to stream movies & watch YouTube minus the bosoms, blood, or bad words pummeling viewers on the web. Like an ultimate remote control, VidAngel BETA is now ava Source: Pilmer PR

New Film Sets the Evolution Record Straight

Christian Newswire - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 01:00
Contact: Dave Christiano, 321-961-7774, [email protected]; ChristianoBrothers.com NASHVILLE, Aug. 5, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- An experienced Christian filmmaker plans to release a dramatic film this fall which he hopes will be an excellent discussion starter on the creation-evolution debate. A MATTER OF FAITH, directed by Rich Christiano, and produced by the Christiano Brothers, will hit selected theaters nationwide beginning in October. "Evolution is taught in our schools and Source: Dave Christiano Films

New Film Sets the Evolution Record Straight

Christian Newswire - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 01:00
Contact: Dave Christiano, 321-961-7774, [email protected]; ChristianoBrothers.com ARDEN, N.C., Aug. 5, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- An experienced Christian filmmaker plans to release a dramatic film this fall which he hopes will be an excellent discussion starter on the creation-evolution debate. A MATTER OF FAITH, directed by Rich Christiano, and produced by the Christiano Brothers, will hit selected theaters nationwide beginning in October. "Evolution is taught in our schools an Source: Dave Christiano Films

Four Marriage Amendments Head to Federal Appeals Court

Citizen Link - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 15:44

Attorneys arguing on behalf of marriage amendments in Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and Michigan will be at the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday.

Lawsuits have challenged each of the state marriage amendments, even though they were passed by a majority of voters.

In Kentucky, nearly 75 percent voted in favor of God’s timeless design for marriage in 2004. Even so, Kent Ostrander, executive director of the Family Foundation of Kentucky, said that didn’t stop activists.

“It was an overwhelming victory,” he said, “the people had spoken and now, unfortunately, individual judges, and even panels of judges, have just decided the people’s will doesn’t matter.”

A recent poll shows 50 percent of Kentuckians stand by one-man, one-woman marriage. Thirty-six percent favor redefinition.

“There’s still a huge split between them. That would be a landslide if that was an election,” he said. “As we all see, the culture is sliding toward a redefinition of marriage and that’s not surprising when you consider that academia, the media, Hollywood and all the entertainment industry is pushing that.”

Historically a moderate court, the 6th Circuit is made up of two Republican appointees and one Democrat. Still, Ostrander said that doesn’t guarantee a good outcome.

“When you look back at their previous rulings,” he said, “one judge appears to be quite conservative, one judge appears to be quite liberal and one judge is sitting on the fence.”

CitizenLink’s associated family policy councils in all four states have joined forces, calling for prayer while they wait for the decision to come down.

“This is a time for prayer, not rallies,” said Phil Burress, head of Citizens for Community Values told The Columbus Dispatch. “We’re praying for judges to do the right thing.”

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Wisconsin Scales Back on Union Bargaining, Saves Taxpayer Dollars

Citizen Link - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 15:36

The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld Act 10, a state law that limits the bargaining power of teachers unions and saves about $3 billion in taxes.

Wisconsin has been in a long struggle to free itself from the expensive demands of government employee unions.

Justice Michael Gableman wrote the 5-2 majority opinion that took a swipe at the argument that collective bargaining is a constitutional right.

“No matter the limitations or ‘burdens’ a legislative enactment places on the collective bargaining process, collective bargaining remains a creation of legislative grace and not constitutional obligation. The First Amendment cannot be used as a vehicle to expand the parameters of a benefit that it does not itself protect,” he wrote.

Teachers unions will no longer be able to include hours, working conditions and grievance procedures in collective bargaining agreements. Base wage increases are also limited by the law.

Gov. Scott Walker supported the legislation and issued a statement after the ruling.

Act 10 has saved Wisconsin taxpayers more than $3 billion,” he wrote. “Today’s ruling is a victory for those hard-working taxpayers.”

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Read the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling on Act 10

 

 

Montana — The Truth Puts On its Shoes

Citizen Link - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 15:33

CitizenLink is proud to work with the Montana Family Foundation and other family policy organizations across the country to stand for marriage, life and religious freedom. Learn more about the one in your state. 

http://www.citizenlink.com/state-groups/

With Christians facing fines, the loss of their businesses, possible jail time, and being sentenced to re-education programs, you might be thinking we are talking about Iran, North Korea, or China, but think again. It’s happening right here in the United States and the victims are regular citizens just like you and me.

It all began with the introduction of laws protecting homosexuals, bisexuals, and transgendered individuals (the LGBT community) from perceived discrimination. These definitions have been added to human rights laws in roughly 18 states and the results have been devastating. To protect the politically correct, new-found rights of one small group, more and more states are trampling the Constitutional guarantees of free speech, religious expression, and free association for the vast majority.

For 15 years we have fought these efforts in the Montana Legislature, and for 15 years we have won. Primarily for two reasons. The Legislature has never found enough evidence of discrimination in this area to warrant making up an entirely new protected class, and they’re worried about the real possibility of unintended consequences. Both concerns have now proven to be legitimate.

So called Non-Discrimination Ordinances (NDOs) have now passed in four Montana cities, mimicking at the municipal level what proponents hope to happen at the state level. Since their inception beginning four years ago, not one of them has been used, not even once. This proves that this type of discrimination does not exist at a level to warrant passing legislation which would grant special rights to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community.   What does exist in the states that have passed these Non-Discrimination laws at the state level is the targeting of Christians and other religious groups who find the homosexual/LGBT lifestyle morally objectionable. These are the people now facing fines, possible jail time, and in the case of a Colorado bakery owner, a sentence of mandatory sensitivity training. They used to call that “re-education”: an effort by the state to force its citizens to adopt the state’s view of an issue, even if it violates the person’s religious beliefs.

Thankfully the tide may be turning. No one wants discrimination in any form, but there has to be some balance, and allowing Christians to be targeted for their beliefs is both discriminatory and is raising alarm bells with an increasing number of public officials. It is also changing the perception of private individuals, as evidenced by a poll that we recently commissioned. With Billings as the next stop on the “NDO-express” and a vote scheduled for August 11th, the Montana Family Foundation asked likely voters in Billings what they thought of the proposed NDO. By a 16% margin, they said that it should be killed. That’s great news given the fact that it will probably face a recall vote if it’s passed.

Another interesting finding was the fact that 88% of likely voters are either “very” or “somewhat familiar” with the issue. Given that extraordinary level of awareness coupled with a low number of “undecided,” it appears the concrete has already begun to set. We even tested numerous arguments from both sides and there was very little change in the numbers. This means people are aware of the issue, they understand the issue, and they’ve made up their minds. This is very good news for our side.

As Mark Twain once said, “A lie gets half-way around the world before the truth has a chance to get its shoes on.” Non-Discrimination Ordinances were passed in four Montana cities as a knee-jerk reaction to perceived discrimination. Now, the truth is catching up and not a moment too soon.

by Mindy Robbins, Montana Family Foundation

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Learn more about the Montana Family Foundation

 

Alpha Omega Publications Introduces New Budget-friendly Way to Homeschool

Christian Newswire - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 12:49
Rock Rapids, IA (August 4, 2014) - Discover a brand new, budget-friendly way to homeschool with new family and individual plans for Monarch online homeschool curriculum. Now available from Alpha Omega Publications, [Monarch Plans https://www.aophomeschooling.com/monarch_plans?utm_source=CNW&utm_medium=PressRelease&utm_campaign=MonarchPlans] provide students with unprecedented access to 50 online courses for one low monthly or yearly price. With our Monarch Plans, we wanted to create an op Source: Alpha Omega Publications

Alpha Omega Publications Introduces New Budget-friendly Way to Homeschool

Christian Newswire - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 12:49
Rock Rapids, IA (August 4, 2014) - Discover a brand new, budget-friendly way to homeschool with new family and individual plans for Monarch online homeschool curriculum. Now available from Alpha Omega Publications, [Monarch Plans https://www.aophomeschooling.com/monarch_plans?utm_source=CNW&utm_medium=PressRelease&utm_campaign=MonarchPlans] provide students with unprecedented access to 50 online courses for one low monthly or yearly price. With our Monarch Plans, we wanted to create an op Source: Alpha Omega Publications

Nancy Writebol Returning to U.S. Tuesday for Further Treatment; American Missionary with Ebola Remains in Stable Condition

Christian Newswire - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 12:17
Contact: Palmer Holt, 704-662-2569, [email protected]                         CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 4, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Nancy Writebol, the American missionary who contracted Ebola while serving in Liberia, is expected to return to the U.S. for further treatment on Tuesday, according to SIM (www.simusa.org), the Christian mission organization with which she Source: InChrist Communicatinos

Nancy Writebol Returning to U.S. Tuesday for Further Treatment; American Missionary with Ebola Remains in Stable Condition

Christian Newswire - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 12:17
Contact: Palmer Holt, 704-662-2569, [email protected]                         CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 4, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Nancy Writebol, the American missionary who contracted Ebola while serving in Liberia, is expected to return to the U.S. for further treatment on Tuesday, according to SIM (www.simusa.org), the Christian mission organization with which she Source: InChrist Communicatinos

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