( Daily Wire ) Last week, during an International Women’s Day protest, feminists staged a bloody abortion on a woman dressed as the Virgin Mary, outside an Argentinean cathedral.
Apparently engaging in “performance art,” feminists donning pink masks poured out massive amounts of fake blood as they pretended to abort a baby. The smiling woman dressed as Mary was wearing a rosary and a veil and holding a triumphant finger in the air.
The photo of the “performance art” was circulated on social media. Clarin and a Spanish EWTN affiliate reported that Tucuman Archbishop Alfredo Zecca condemned it.
“It is with great sadness that we read about this highly offensive protest in Argentina,” Maureen Ferguson of The Catholic Association told LifeSiteNews. “It is gravely disrespectful to mock the faith of billions of people in the woman whom National Geographic recently described as ‘The Most Powerful Woman in the World’ in its cover story on the Virgin Mary. It is also highly ironic for a feminist march protesting femicide to advocate for the right to take human lives, including the lives of female babies. Annually about 25 million little girls are aborted worldwide.”
A group known as Socorro Rosa Tucuman praised the “art,” reported EWTN’s Spanish affiliate. In a now-deleted post, the group said the feminists were aborting “patriarchy” and “forced heterosexuality.”
National Director of Priests for Life’s Father Frank Pavone called the mock abortion “grotesque and blasphemous,” adding that it’s a representation of what “every abortion actually is.”
“This grotesque and blasphemous act represents what every abortion actually is, and those who are upset by it should be equally upset by each and every abortion that occurs,” Father Pavone told LifeSiteNews. “As Pope St. John Paul the Second wrote in Evangelium Vitae, every attack on a human life is an attack on God and every rejection of a human life is a rejection of Christ himself.
“This act also shows what is at the foundation of the hard-core pro-abortion people,” Father Pavone added. “They hate the church, and they literally want to abort Jesus off the face of the earth in every manifestation of his presence today.”
- The real cause of why millennials left their faith, a lot of times he would hear of troubled upbringings. Despite growing up in Christian homes, they would say that their parents never lived out their faith
( Fox News ) Millennials abandoning Christianity is mostly fueled by family breakdown, says the author of a new book on why so many of them are leaving their faith, yet reasons do exist to be encouraged.
In Abandoned Faith: Why Millennials Are Walking Away and How You Can Lead Them Home, co-authors Alex McFarland and Jason Jimenez engage this vaunted generation and examine what went wrong. And they explore the forces influencing young people today while offering advice to parents and church leaders on how to mend relationships and win those who have left back to Christ.
McFarland, 52, who is both an apologist and director of the Christian Worldview Center at North Greenville University in Greenville, South Carolina, said in a recent interview with The Christian Post that he believes that the largest factor driving millennials (born roughly between 1982 and 2004) away from Jesus is the disintegration of their family relationships. But he was quick to note that God is moving among young people and there are welcome signs too.
“Something really good about millennials is they’ve got a heart to serve others,” McFarland said. “Twenty-five years ago to get a bunch of young people to go on missions trips was a challenge,” he noted. But today, “it’s almost the inverse of that.”
“We have no trouble getting kids to go to developing nations and to get dirty and to work hard,” he added, hailing their work ethic and heart to serve as “inspiring.”
But when it comes to actual spirituality, the majority of American teens today believe in a “combination of works-righteousness, religion as psychological well-being, but a distant non-interfering God,” McFarland said, quoting the words of sociologist Christian Smith.
“It’s almost as if [they believe] God is a benign therapist and He exists to enhance my life experience but He certainly wouldn’t interfere with my life,” McFarland said.
CP reported last month that only 10 percent of Americans, and only four percent of millennials, espouse and live out a biblical worldview by any measurable standard, according to recent surveys from the American Culture and Faith Institute that veteran researcher George Barna directed. Also, compared to previous generations, millennials are most likely to be religiously unaffiliated, according to the Pew Research Center.
While acknowledging the fact that many traditional churches are often full of graying heads and are ineffective at reaching people below the age of 40, McFarland believes there’s a bigger issue at play.
“But I’ve got to say this,” he emphasized, “as a pastor, as a researcher, as an educator, as just a Christian who cares, the single greatest contributor to the attrition rate [of the Christian faith] has been the breakdown of the family.”
When co-author Jimenez asked deeper questions to find the real cause of why millennials left their faith, a lot of times he would hear of troubled upbringings. Despite growing up in Christian homes, they would say that their parents never lived out their faith.
He recalled a time he encountered an argumentative college student in Florida who asked, “If God exists, and He knew we would suffer, then why did He create us?” Jimenez spoke with the student and his girlfriend and found out that though the student grew up going to church, he never saw his parents reading the Bible or praying together. The girlfriend’s father, meanwhile, often lectured her family about the Bible but he left her mother for another woman.
“I could see now why they questioned God, His nature, and His unconditional love,” Jimenez stated in the book. “If what their parents believed was true, why didn’t they live it? If God is so loving, why didn’t their parents show that same love to each other?”
Along with hypocrisy and divorce, legalism and overprotective parenting can also negatively impact a child’s faith.
Many parents, whose children left Christianity, testified that they have many regrets about how they raised them.
( Breitbart ) A Christian street preacher was locked up and charged with a hate crime for quoting from the Book of Genesis in response to a gay teenager’s questions on how God views homosexuals.
Gordon Larmour, 42, spent a night in custody and faced a six-month ordeal over the charges before they were finally thrown out in a hearing last month.
The father-of-one, who has been street preaching for seven years following his conversion to Christianity, was handing out leaflets in his home town of Irvine, Ayrshire, last June when a group of young men passed him, The Telegraph has reported.
He told the men: “Don’t forget Jesus loves you and He died for your sins.”
One asked Mr. Larmour, “What does your God say about homosexuals?” He responded by referring to the Book of Genesis, stating that God had created Adam and Eve to produce children.
The two men argued and Mr. Larmour claims that he was chased by the young man. However, it was he who was arrested and frogmarched to the police van before being held in police custody overnight, charged with threatening or abusive behaviour aggravated by prejudice relating to sexual orientation.
CNN ASKED DNC FOR QUESTIONS TO ASK TRUMP AND TED CRUZ FOR INTERVIEW BY WOLF BLITZER – WIKILEAKS #DNCLeaks2
CLINTON NEWS NETWORK IS SIGN OF JOURNALISM IS DEAD!
Wikileaks just released 8,263 new emails from the DNC and it’s all about Democrat media, particularly CNN, colluding with Hillary Clinton and the DNC joining forces to ambush Republican candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. CNN asked DNC what questions Wolf Blitzer should ask Donald Trump and Ted Cruz on their upcoming interview. And of course, DNC did not hesitate to supply them with questions.
REMEMBER HOW CNN WARNED VIEWERS READING WIKILEAKS IS ILLEGAL. NOW YOU KNOW WHY.
ALL TRUMP QUESTIONS ASKED BY CNN WERE CREATED BY DNC STAFFER – GREAT JOURNALISM!
JAMES O’KEEFE UNDERCOVER VIDEO: DNC LINKED ACTIVIST SCOTT FOVAL FIRED FROM JOB AFTER ADMITTING STAGED VIOLENCE AND BIRD DOGGING AT TRUMP RALLIES
( BREITBART ) Scott Foval, one of the subjects of a recent James O’Keefe exposé broken exclusively by Breitbart on Monday, has been removed from his job with the liberal advocacy group Americans United for Change.
Fox News has released a quote from Americans United For Change [head] Brad Woodhouse stating. “Americans United For Change has always operated according to the highest ethical and legal standards. Scott Foval is no longer associated with Americans United for Change.”
In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, James O’Keefe said he believes this is not the end. “They want to make Scott Foval the fall guy. But this rot goes higher and deeper. This was a conspiracy to create a narrative that Trump supporters were dangerous and out of control. This scheme was created and approved at the highest levels of the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee,” O’Keefe said.
As Breitbart News reported earlier today:
Foval also explains how the operation is set up to allow the DNC and the Clinton campaign “plausible deniability” in the event that the true nature of the deliberate violence is discovered: “The thing that we have to watch is making sure there’s a double-blind between the actual campaign and the actual DNC and what we’re doing. There’s a double-blind there, so that they can plausibly deny that they heard anything about it.”
OUTRAGEOUS! MARINE MONICA STERLING COURT MARTIALED FOR PUTTING BIBLE VERSES ON HER DESK LOSE FIRST AMENDMENT APPEAL ON FEDERAL COURT
( Daily Mail ) A Marine who was court-martialed after refusing to take biblical verses down from her desk has lost her federal appeal, in a decision her representative called ‘outrageous’.
Marine Lance Corporal Monifa Sterling lost a 2014 court-martial at her base in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, based in part on her refusal to remove the verses.
She challenged that action but was told Wednesday that she had lost the case after it was ruled that the order was not a ‘substantial burden’ on her First Amendment rights, Fox News reported.