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California Become The First State In America To Legally Recognize A Third Gender!

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Reader what y'all think? California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law legislation that recognizes a third gender option for driver’s licenses and birth certificates. Gender is no longer either male or female, according to the state of California. ‘It means that when somebody looks at my license, it’s not going to be as confusing to them.’ Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday signed into law legislation that recognizes a third gender option for driver’s licenses and birth certificates. Starting in 2019, Californians will be able to identify themselves as not just male or female, but “nonbinary.” The bill was one of many Brown left to the last day of the Oct. 15 deadline to either sign or veto.

https://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2017/10/15/california-third-gender-nonbinary/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=pbsofficial

Sad, To See Another Church Close It Doors Because Of Financial Problems and Predatory Lending Practices By A Bank.

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Reader according to research, on an average day in the United States, nine churches close their doors for good. This isn’t often talked about, partly because it’s not exactly breaking news. Church professionals know the trends: church membership and religious affiliation are declining. Relatively few churches are growing. It’s particularly hard to talk about your own church’s demise. It’s not easy to say what sometimes needs to be said: “It’s time for our church to close.”

Religious leaders in Bridgeport announced last Saturday that one of the biggest churches in the city was shutting down this past week.  Parish officials say the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit on Union Avenue is in foreclosure and the bank will take possession of the building. According to former Bishop Kenneth Moale's wife, the church is in need of $150,000 by this past Monday to keep the bank from foreclosing on the church.

Church, Stop Telling Her to “Wait” On Her Boaz!

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Reader a lot of people take Ruth to be at its heart a boy-meets-girl love story. Ruth waits for Boaz, Boaz redeems Ruth, Boaz, and Ruth get to be together.  The misuse of the story of Boaz and Ruth to give false hope to many single women of the church saddens me, so I agree with almost all of what this author has written here. For those of you who have been around my blog for a long time, you know that I have a strong affinity for a biblical hero named Ruth. She’s one of two women to have an entire book of the (canonically accepted) Bible dedicated to her story. She’s one of the very few women mentioned in the genealogy of Jesus, and she’s awesome. She’s in fact, very very awesome.

https://kaleoscope.org/2017/10/05/church-stop-telling-her-to-wait-on-her-boaz/

Mega Church Willow Creek Becomes The Biggest In America To Appoint A Woman!!

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Reader this historic transition will make Willow Creek one of the largest churches in America with a woman in the lead pastor position, as well as the only major evangelical megachurch with male-female lead pastors who aren’t married.  Heather Larson is named as lead pastor to succeed Bill Hybels next year, with Steve Carter named as lead teaching pastor.

Thoughts?

http://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2017/october/willow-creek-bill-hybels-names-co-ed-pastors-to-succeed.html

Watching Trump Trying To Wipe Away The Legacy Of Obama, Is Like Watching Pharaoh Trying To Wipe Away The Legacy Of Moses.

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Reader with each passing day, President Donald J. Trump unravels another piece of Barack Obama's legacy, writes Z. Byron Wolf. And yet the former President has remained mostly silent.

Legendary radio personality DONNIE SIMPSON posted his thoughts on his Facebook wall in response to the CNN article. 

Church Announcement: Pastor Donnie McClurkin to Perform at TIDAL X BROOKLYN For Natural Disaster Relief!

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Reader Pastor Donnie McClurkin will be praying and ministering songs of encouragement, comfort, hope and love to the TIDALXBROOKLYN audience at the Barclay Center on Oct. 17th, alongside JayZ, J-Lo, DJ Khalid, Chris Brown and a host of others.  All net proceeds will be donated to National Disaster Relief & Recovery Organizations, to support those affected by the recent devastating natural disasters.

Happy Birthday Pastor Shirley Caesar!

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Reader will you please join me in wishing a happy birthday to the queen of Gospel Music Pastor Shirley Caesar.  Her music down through the years has been such a blessing for so many for a very long time. Pastor Shirley keep on letting the Lord use you in a mighty big way God bless you and your family always.

Ann Brock

Pastor Jamal Bryant: 500 Black Men Will Take A Stand By Taking A Knee.

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Reader Sunday, October 15, 2017, Baltimore MD, Empowerment Temple lead by Pastor Jamal Bryant, will be taking 500 black men to take a knee at the ravens game against Chicago.

May God cover them with his blood, may angels encamp around them, may the holy spirit continue to guide, and empower them.

A knee against the injustice!!

Financial Guru Suze Orman Blast Idiot Donald Trump!!

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Reader Financial Guru Suze Orman just pissed off a whole slew of Trump supports with some unwanted financial advice. Suze basically said how you spend your money determines the kind of world you live in. The Puerto Rican people are suffering. Too many are still without power or water weeks after the hurricane. We need to stand up for them. They need more help.

Thank you Suze!

Another Church Announcement: The RED CARPET Treatment For Bishop Larry D.Trotter!

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Reader it's only a test and in all things praise the Lord. On this coming Sunday October 15, 2017, both services Bishop Larry D. Trotter and the Sweet Holy Spirit Church family will be celebrating 36 years in the souls saving business.

Bishop Trotter says “I’m RECLAIMING My Time.”  The Lord has brought me back from deaths door, I'm ready to stand and testify.   Last Sunday October 8, 2017, Sweet Holy Spirit Church welcome Bishop Larry D. Trotter back to the pulpit with the Red Carpet treatment. This was Bishop Trotter first Sunday back in the pulpit since his hospitalization. 

https://www.instagram.com/p/BaIa4uIFoDr/?taken-by=chicagobishop

Bishop T.D. Jakes Powerful Interview On The Breakfast Club, Wisdom and Knowledge Was DROPPED!

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Reader, shout out to The Breakfast Club, in my humble opinion, this is by far one of the most informative interviews that I've heard in a long time. To see the people Bishop get out of his comfort zone and go head up with things said or talked about him, was great. And then pray in an environment that Prayer is unheard of. But be asked to PRAY.

Church Announcement: Celebration Of The Life And Legacy Of Apostle Eddie Long.

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Reader church announcement please govern yourself accordingly. On Sunday October, 15, New Birth Charlotte will celebrate their Pastor Horatious and 1st Lady Kecia Harris, 2nd Pastoral Anniversary. They will also celebrate the life and legacy of Bishop Eddie Long with Elder Vanessa Long.

Good or Bad? Do You or Your Pastor Use This Deduction? Judge Strikes Down Housing Tax Break for Pastors!!

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Reader do you think the court is wrong here in claiming it is unconstitutional? A federal judge has ruled that an IRS provision that exempts clergy from including their rental allowance in their reported gross income is unconstitutional. 


Bishop T.D. Jakes On Outrage As White Supremacists Return To Charlottesville.

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Reader an interesting interview of  Bishop T.D. Jakes being interviewed by Don Lemon as he shares a Christian perspective on many of the current events in our world. 

Lord Have Mercy, A Married Pastor Is Confronted In The Middle Of A Church Service About Sleeping With A Members Daughter!!

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Reader this is a doggone shame. A video has captured the awkward moment a woman stood up in the middle of a church service and accused the married pastor of sleeping with her daughter.  On Sunday at Word Fellowship Baptist Church in Prentiss, Mississippi, a woman stood up in the pews and made allegations that Pastor Billy O Walker had been carrying on an affair with her daughter for three years.  According to the woman, the pastor had called the police on the daughter after she confronted him about him having a chick on the side.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4968440/Woman-confronts-pastor-sleeping-daughter.html

It's The Time Of Year Where We Begin To Ask: Should Christians Celebrate Halloween?

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Reader why can't we take things that have pagan or secular connotations and "gospel-ize" them? Many great hymns were put to the tune of drinking songs. Similarly, rap music (traditionally associated with immoral, violent, and misogyny) is currently being redeemed by gospel centered Christians like Shai Linne, Propaganda, and Lecrae.

Headed To Prision For Fraud, Pastor Robbie Wilkerson & Wife!!!

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Reader Pastor Robbie Wilkerson, the pastor of New Birth Christian Center in Chicago has been sentenced to 37 months in prison for defrauding a food program for low-income children. Robbie Wilkerson’s church operated a summer food program to provide meals to low-income students when schools were not in session. According to court documents, Wilkerson, and 1st Lady Tasha Wilkerson plead guilty back in May to defrauding the government.

Here We Go Again, Another Pastor Removed From The Pulpit, Due To Moral Failing.

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Reader, James Dobson wrote in 1998 “We estimate that approximately 1,500 pastors leave their assignments each month, due to moral failure, spiritual burnout or contention within their local congregations.” How sad that so many well-intended shepherds who feel a calling to lead spiritual flocks fall due to moral failing.

Congratulation COGIC AIM Convention 2017 Recipients Of The 20 Under 40 COGIC Achievers Award!

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Reader, there's a young man among this elite group of up and coming COGIC leaders whom I think will make a great leader one day. Here's why about two years ago one of the young men pictured in the flyer above contacted me by way of email and ask me would I please take down a post that was up that he thought was casting a bad light on him and his Christian growth. After reading his email and giving it some thought, I decided to take the post down as he had asked me to do some. He emailed me back and thank me for taking the post down. He also explained in the email; not in the detail why the young lady who sent me the information was bitter and upset at him for making strives and moving up in the church, and why she had accused him of being a scam and a con.  I caught a lot of pushback from the young lady who sent me the post information for taking it down.  In a couple of emails I've received from her, she accused me of being on the take for this young man and that I was he…

Question??????

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Reader according to the Bible, is a marriage license needed before God recognizes the coming together of a man and woman as husband and wife? On the other hand, is a private contract or agreement between two people all that is needed for Him to consider the relationship valid and lawful?

Christianity Is Not The Only Way To Heaven Says Prominent Presbyterian Pastor!

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Reader Christianity is not the only way, but Christ is the only way. This isn't what she meant, though....moving right along. A leader of the second largest congregation in the Presbyterian Church (USA), Rev. Shannon Johnson Kershner has declared that Christianity is not the only way to heaven. 


Little Richard Has Angered The LGBTQ Community By Calling Their Lifestyle Unatural!

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Reader it is often argued that homosexuality or bisexuality are not normal, or not natural, and that they have no place on this Earth. The world also would like for you and I to believe that homosexuality cannot be changed. Lukewarm Christians would like for you and I to believe you can practice homosexuality and justify a homosexual lifestyle and be a good Christian.

Can You Sue The Church For Injuries That Occurred During A Services??

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Reader don't we suppose to have control over our spirit?  The word of God let's us know that a person who don't have control of their spirit is like a city with the walls torn down. Anyhow, I found this post on social media.....please read and tell me what you think.

A very upset young lady posted the following on her wall detailing how her mother was physically hurt by someone in church while shouting, and how the church has since turned their back on her.  

No, Being Gay (Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender) is Not a Sin!

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Reader Pastor John Pavlovitz wrote the following article July 21, 2017 and reposted it yesterday on social media: No, Being Gay (Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender) is Not a Sin. The Bible never claims that it is. Christians should stop saying it. It’s the most reckless, wasteful, irresponsible misuse of religion; the most dangerous kind of stereotyping and license to discriminate—and it’s killing people who are made in the image of God.

The hatful comments under the article is telling. 
Thoughts??

Congratulations Bishop Jakes On The Release Of Your 40th Best Selling Book!!

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Reader help in congratulating Bishop T.D. Jakes on the release of his 40th soon to be best seller, "Soar". The wisdom and experience Bishop TD Jakes shares in his latest book will help you build your vision from the ground up. It will prepare you to achieve the unimaginable and help your dreams become a reality. Soar will be available Tuesday, Oct 10th.

Lecrae Loosening His Ties With White Evangelicalism.

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Reader Pastor John Piper: “What is my main response to Lecrae’s loosening his ties with ‘white evangelicalism’? Thankfulness. The process is proving that the roots of his union with Christ are deep enough not to be torn up by the trials of these sad days. And to thankfulness, I would add hope. I feel hope.”
https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/116-been-real

Pastor Kenneth Butler Is Being Charged With Sex Trafficking Of A Minor.

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Reader a Toledo pastor is now in jail and facing a federal charge. Officials say 37-year-old Kenneth Butler is being held in the Lucas County Jail. Officials say Butler is the pastor of Kingdom Encounter Family Worship Center on Secor Road.  Butler is a self-proclaimed prophet, according to his Facebook page. He is being charged with the sex trafficking of a minor. Officials say this case is related to the cases of Cordell Jenkins and Anthony Haynes, two other Toledo pastors who were charged with the same crime.  Butler will likely face a judge Thursday.

Austin Texas Methodist Church Halts All Weddings Until Leadership Allows Same-sex Marriage.

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Reader what's your thought on this? A First United Methodist Church pastor announced Friday that her congregation has decided there will be no more weddings at their church until leadership allows for same-sex couples to get married, it will stop holding weddings until it can perform them for gay and straight couples alike.
https://www.texastribune.org/

Here Goes Another Pastor Asking For Forgiveness, Should We forgive Pastor Kevin Hamm (Gardendale First Baptist Church)?

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Reader so, I just watched the video of Birmingham Alabama Pastor Kevin Hamm, Senior Pastor of Gardendale First Baptist Church and I must say that I am disgusted by his carelessness, insensitivity, ignorance, and misuse of the pulpit.   Last week the First Baptist Church pastor said: "get on a boat and sail away if you don't like this country." Me being from Alabama with close relatives living in and around the Birmingham area this is not surprising at all. What is surprising is that he let his heart slip through. It's been "rumored" for years that the spirit of racism still hovers strongly around this area of the sate. It has also been "rumored" that some of the officers of his church are also members of the Gardendale school board who fought for their own school system to limit blacks from attending Gardendale schools.  A lot of minorities go to his church and pay tithes only for the church to use those resources against them behind closed doors,…

Rock N Roll Music Legend Little Richard Is Now A Seventh Day Adventist!

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Reader Little Richard, one of the founders of Rock N Roll is now a Seventh-day Adventist Christian, spreading the good news of Jesus. This is my very first time I’ve seen little Richard with no wig or no make up. This is his first interview in years I’m glad he’s doing better. Little Richard, raised a member of the Baptist and African Episcopal Methodist churches, has now found his home in the Seventh Day Adventist Church.  

http://www.wsiltv.com/story/36492701/music-legend-little-richard-makes-a-stop-in-southern-illinois#.WdL1ACAb9Oc.facebook

Church Announcement: Dr.Matthew Stevenson Is Bringing Revival To Baltimore, MD.

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Reader a revival is a re-awakening to something that was once in existence in the Body. It occurs in the church when a truth that was once on the front burner gets pushed out over time through engagement in dead activities where the people no longer heard that particular truth. Anyhow Pastor Jamal Bryant is planning next week a two day revival with the anointed man of God Apostle Matthew Stevenson.
Pastor Bryant posted the following on Instagram:
The earth is in need of revival and next Monday-Tuesday Dr. Matthew Stevenson is coming to Empowerment Temple, to declare the heart of God...don't miss it.
https://www.instagram.com/jamalhbryant/

Church of God in Christ Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr. On Las Vegas Mass Shooting.

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Reader yesterday the Presiding Bishop of COGIC Charles E. Blake, Sr. issued the following statement following the Las Vegas mass shooting:

 With heavy hearts, we earnestly pray for the families and loved ones of the 59 people killed and more than 500 injured in Las Vegas, Nevada from another futile act of violence and disregard for precious human life. While we may never comprehend the evils among us, may we be ever comforted in knowing that the Creator surely bears our griefs and our sorrows. We pray that a supernatural outpouring of peace, tolerance, and love would cover our nation and the world, even now. God be with us all.

Dr.Cindy Trimm gets engaged at 59 years old. “Why are some many Prophetess & Prophets single?”

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Reader Dr. Cindy Trimm is officially engaged. Congratulations to Dr. Trimm who got engaged Sunday at the wonderful age of 59.  Black single Christians women all up and down my timeline are giving Dr.Timm a high five and a "you go girl".

Black women are the single most religious demographic in the United States, yet they are among the least likely to ever get married.

One of Dr. Trimm many followers posted the following comment which made me think “why are some many prophetess & prophets single?” 

"I believe that Dr. Cindy Trimm getting engaged is going to break the backs of unprofitable lateness in marriage. There are so many powerful women in ministry that's single. Dr. Cindy Trimm is a general in the Kingdom of God."




Dr. Trimm posted the following on social media: engaged!!! 💍I’m so elated and overwhelmed by God’s goodness and faithfulness! My heart is full and I couldn’t be happier to be marrying Russell Tomlinson! #engaged #marriage #love

Praying For Las Vegas!!

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Reader we wake up this morning to the tragic news of the murder of over 58 people in Las Vegas last night. Over 500 hundreds are reported injured. Please keep the victims in your prayers this morning, the lives of so many people have been changed for ever, families have been destroyed and lives broken. Please pray for the healing of those injured, pray the Lord comfort those mourning today, pray for those waiting for information on their loved ones. Las Vegas you are in our prayers!

White America Are The Only Ones Who Can Fix Racism.

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Reader if you haven't heard Lt. Gen. Silveria's speech to the Air Force Academy cadets yet, it's worth the time. Leadership at the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) was outraged earlier this week after finding racial slurs on its preparatory school campus. So outraged the superintendent held a special meeting with Academy cadets to make sure they understood that racism could tank their mission. Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria’s words were strong, to the point and incredibly timely considering recent events such as Charlottesville and the NFL player protests.

Thank You Pastor Hope Carpenter For Your Heartfelt Apology!

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Reader Pastor Ron Carpenter and his wife Hope, founder and co-founder of Redemption Church, took time during Sunday services to address Hope’s recent comments on the NFL anthem protests. Hope Carpenter spoke to the Redemption congregation on Sunday saying, “I did not intend to hurt you, I was completely ignorant to the whole big picture of it. Maybe we don’t understand racism.” Hope was speaking in regards to a recent post she made on her Facebook page about NFL players kneeling during the national anthem in protest.

You can read and see the video here:

Restaurant Hit With Religious Discrimination Lawsuit After Waitress Fired Over Denim Skirt!!

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Reader good for this Pentecostal young lady who has filed a lawsuit against a Mississippi restaurant chain because they rescinded a job offer after she asked them to allow her to follow her convictions by wearing a skirt to work instead of jeans. BUTTTTTTTT, she might have a hard time winning such a case as this. 

Tina Campbell On Why She Voted For Trump, We Share Some Of The Same Christian Values!!

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Reader Tina Campbell of Mary Mary had the nerve to publicly state she voted for Trump because of his 'views on Christianity.' These "conservatives" always dog whistling to black people with their stance on abortion and homosexuality. Trump wouldn't recognize Christ if he hit him in the head with a bible. I would hope that we would examine a man for the character of Christ and recognize when he's devoid of any compassion for humanity. Trump is the devil.


Should A Church Have An Entertainment Budget?

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Reader I'm thinking, Detroit Pastor Solomon W. Kinloch, Jr. church spends a whole lot of tithe money on entertainment. Just last weekend it was Kirk Franklin who provided the entertainment for their family and friends weekend, this week it's Myron Butler, Tasha Page-Lockhart & Shana Wilson. This got me to thinking just how much of an influence does the world, especially in the entertainment realm, have on our Sunday morning services in our local churches? 




For those of us outside of the City of Detroit chances are you like me have never heard of a SEVEN LOCATION church called Triumph Church, with the unofficial tagline of “fastest growing church in America.” There hasn’t always been this struggle between holiness and Hollywood. And there can be excellent elements in music and drama that point people to the whole and complete Gospel message. 


But as we’ve seen in the past decades, the pendulum has swung hard the other way, and there is a growing trend toward entertainment to …

When Is It Alright To Have An Abortion??

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Reader do you believe abortion is a raced based plot and the Black community is being targeted to stop reproduction? Or do you think Black women, like all other women, have to make their own decisions out of circumstances and should have the right to choose??" Elizabeth Bellinger is a strong young woman who was inspired to write this powerful piece because of her personal experience with abortion and the condemnation that she accepted for years afterwards.

Congratulations Dr. E. Dewey Smith On Your New Journey!

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Reader congratulations to Dr. E. Dewey Smith on the launch of his new record label "PEBBLE STREET RECORDS".

It's Being Prophesied Via Social Media That Oprah Will Be The First Woman President?

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Reader the following argument by Oprah resonates with almost ALL Americans. The GOP used it almost verbatim. It mobilized the GOP base they wanted. It also made a lot of folks stay home, well many of us stay at home rather than choose "the lesser of two evils".

God Makes No Mistakes!

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Reader two parents have been charged with involuntary manslaughter after their newborn baby died from jaundice. Michigan police say Rachel Piland didn’t take her newborn daughter to the hospital despite the baby coughing blood and not eating, instead going to “listen to sermons,” the Lansing State Journal reports.

Can A Man In A Polyamorous Relationship Be A Christian? This Man Says Yes. What Do You Say?

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Reader one of the newest claim that's being pushed in some circles is the church should embrace polyamory (having multiple committed sexual partners) as an acceptable Christian alternative, just as (progressive) Christians have affirmed LGBT lifestyles. An (alleged) Southern Baptist preacher even goes so far to say that God is a polyamorous Trinity!

Black Lives Don’t Matter To White Christians!

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Reader for me this is not surprise at all. White Christians are less likely to believe and value the experiences of black Americans than non-Christian whites, according to a recent Public Religion Research Institute survey.

White people go to church and pray and sing about Jesus and will even suggest that we are all God's children. Yet when God's children who happen to be Black or Latino are shot down by racist police, imprisoned unjustly, and robbed of basic human rights, our white Christians are silent.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2016/01/report-black-lives-dont-matter-to-white-christians/#disqus_thread

Bishop T.D.Jakes Said, If You Obey GOD You Will Never Be Broke Another Day In Your Life???

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Reader Megachurch Pastor T.D. Jakes tweeted the following doing last Sunday morning service at the Potterhouse in Dallas TX: 'If You Obey God, You Will Never Be Broke.' Critics denounce the tweet as being false. This is the lie people believe then fall away when it doesn't come true......my Bible says God will supply your needs not your bank account. Thoughts??

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