Authentic Christianity is NOT a Religion; Jesus Abolished the 7 Pillars of Institutional Religion

Institutional clergy hate the fact that Jesus abolished institutional religion. They will fume and fight to defend the legitimacy of their institutional "position." They often point to observances within traditional Churchianity, in an attempt to prove Christianity is indeed a religion. While genuine Christianity is a Way, following and participating in the life of Christ, …

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A Recent Local Controversy Reveals the Theocratic Heart of ‘Project Blitz’ – Rewire.News – Religion Dispatches

The Christian nationalist intentions of Project Blitz have also received much attention, but a remarkable episode in Minnesota this past state legislative session may be a harbinger of a more profoundly theocratic politics on the horizon. — Read on rewire.news/religion-dispatches/2019/06/24/a-recent-local-controversy-may-reveal-the-soft-theocracy-at-the-heart-of-project-blitz/

Woman sues former SBC leader Paige Patterson, accusing him of threatening her for reporting rape – HoustonChronicle.com

Paige Patterson, the former Southern Baptist Convention president who was recently removed as a seminary head for his handling of sex abuse claims, is being sued by a woman who says he threatened, intimidated and humiliated her after she reported multiple rapes to him. The woman, a former student of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary who …

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Threats of “Civil War” Increase from Far-Right (Dominionist) Evangelicals

For good reason, Politico released an article today, titled "What if Trump won’t accept 2020 defeat?" Not only has Trump (jokingly?) commented on extending his occupancy in office (as Politico reports), but also DJT has praised China's lifetime presidency. However, the most disturbing reason to question Trump's concession to a president elect in 2020 rises …

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The Evangelical, the ‘Pool Boy,’ the Comedian and Michael Cohen | NYT

Jerry Falwell Jr. defied expectations when he supported Donald J. Trump in 2016. Now details are emerging about behind-the-scenes maneuvering before the endorsement. By Frances Robles and Jim Rutenberg June 18, 2019 MIAMI BEACH — Senator Ted Cruz was running neck and neck with Donald J. Trump in Iowa just before the caucuses in 2016, …

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Abused nuns reveal stories of rape, forced abortions | PBS NewsHour

Another scandal is engulfing the Catholic Church. At a time when the Vatican has taken its most concrete steps to address a long ordeal with sex abuse and coverups, a growing chorus of nuns is speaking out about the suffering they have endured at the hands of the priesthood, including rape, forced abortion, emotional abuse …

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Tennessee Pastor Who Is Also a Detective Calls for L.G.B.T. People to Be Executed – The New York Times

The pastor said in a sermon that L.G.B.T. people were “freaks” and “worthy of death,” comments that have prompted prosecutors to review cases he has investigated. — Read on http://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/15/us/knoxville-pastor-grayson-fritts.html