An Oregon Catholic priest has been placed on leave by the Archdiocese of Portland as police investigate who placed a hidden camera, carefully disguised as an electrical outlet, in a church bathroom, the archdiocese said on Thursday.
The camera was discovered in late April near a toilet in the men’s bathroom of the St. Francis Catholic Church in Sherwood by a church member who took it immediately to Father Ysrael Bien, a police statement said. MORE
“I heard what you said about the kind of people you think Latino immigrants are — people with problems, who bring drugs, crime and rape to America. While your comments are incredibly ignorant and racist, I don’t want to spend my time chastising you,” she wrote in a piece published on the Huffington Post. “Instead, I’m writing to say thank you!”
In the letter, the former “Ugly Betty” star added: “What you just did with your straight talk was send more Latino voters to the polls than several registration rallies combined!” MORE
“Marriage should be an exclusively religious institution and secular states should only be in the business of civil unions.” Gay Marriage and the End of Days by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
I have said the same thing on the radio once.(2004) That the state has no right to grant divorces to those who are married by a religious institutions. It’s a violation of the separation of Church and State. Problem is the religions won’t sue the governments for doing it. That’s another reason we are in this predicament today with gay marriage. In Christ, Joseph
Gay Marriage and the End of Days
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A measure calling for the statue of Father Junipero Serra in the U.S. Capitol to be replaced with one of NASA astronaut Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, was shelved in the Legislature on Thursday.
The measure has been controversial since it was introduced in January. Roman Catholics in particular have criticized the proposal to remove the likeness of Serra, an 18th century Franciscan friar who created the California mission system and whose legacy has been controversial. MORE
Roman Catholic leaders in the early voting state of Iowa implored candidates for president Thursday to take up Pope Francis’ call for “profound political courage” by focusing their campaigns as much on improving the environment and income inequality as they have on opposing gay marriage and abortion in past elections. MORE
Right Wing Watch reports on the extreme rhetoric and activities of key right-wing figures and organizations by showing their views in their own words. In this video, Tom DeLay claims to know of a secret Department of Justice memo to now legalize bestiality, pedophilia and several other “perversions” in the wake of the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling.
I work for a large security monitoring station in Hayward CA. There have been several break-ins this week starting Last Saturday and continued through Wednesday someone is stealing Police and law enforcement uniforms from dry cleaners. This has happened in Hayward, Fremont, San Jose, and Stockton. There are many break-ins every day but I have never seen someone intentionally target dry cleaners and only take specific uniforms. I have been personally involved in speaking with the owners and filing reports. I have been told the FBI is looking into this as well. With 4th of July in a few days and the data cables being cut in SF It seems something is going on in CA. BROTHER IN THE LORD! SOURCE
Rob Dew breaks down what’s really behind the mysterious fires that have been happening in black churches.
Federal authorities are urging local law enforcement to step up security and be vigilant ahead of the holiday weekend. CBS News senior security contributor and former CIA deputy director Michael Morell joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss the threat.
Heartbreaking!! Walt/Laura warns that Transgender is a LIE. This man did what Bruce Jenner has done and then found out the truth a little too late! Supporting Transgender is not love, it is hate. It is NOT the same as gay/lesbian.
The bishops of the Episcopal Church have authorized their clergy to perform same-sex weddings, but don’t expect sweeping changes across the entire denomination anytime soon. Episcopalians voted Wednesday to allow religious weddings for gay couples, but not every priest will necessarily officiate at a same-sex wedding. MORE
Megan Ferland told Seattle Metropolitan that the Girl Scouts of Western Washington were “thrilled” to pull in a $100,000 donation earlier this year.
Thrilled! And who wouldn’t be? One hundred thousand dollars is quite the haul. So, yeah, the reaction was pretty big, too.
“We have these little clapper thingies, and the clappers go mad when we get that kind of gift,” Ferland, the council’s chief executive, told the magazine.
Easter and the Holy Week that precedes it is rooted in the Jewish Passover and fixed on the first full moon, which falls on the first Sunday after the spring equinox, March 21. MORE