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    Kill 800 babies buried in septic tank at Christian Nuns run home for unmarried mothers

    June 4, 2014

    Death records suggest 796 children, from newborns to eight-year-olds, were deposited in a grave near a Catholic-run home for unmarried mothers during the 35 years it operated from 1925 to 1961.

    Historian Catherine Corless, who made the discovery, says her study of death records for the St Mary's home in Tuam in County Galway suggests that a former septic tank near the home was a mass grave.

    The septic tank, full to the brim with bones, was discovered in 1975 by locals when concrete slabs covering the tank broke up.

    Until now, locals believed the bones mainly stemmed from the Great Irish famine of the 1840s when hundreds of thousands perished.

    St Mary's, run by the Bons Secours Sisters, was one of several such 'mother and baby' homes in early 20th century Ireland.

    Thousands of unmarried pregnant women -- labelled at the time as 'fallen women' -- were sent to the homes to have their babies.

    The women were ostracised by the conservative-Catholic society and were often forced to hand over their children for adoption.

    Health issues and problems associated with the homes have long been documented. As far back as 1944, a government inspection report of the Tuam home described some of the children as "fragile, pot-bellied and emaciated."

    The recently discovered death records for St Mary's show the 796 children died from malnutrition and infectious diseases, such as measles and TB.

    Conservative Catholic teaching at the time denied children of unmarried parents baptism and therefore burial in consecrated lands.

    The home was knocked down many years ago to make way for new houses, but the area around the unmarked mass grave has been maintained by locals.

    A fundraising committee has now been formed and it is hoped that a memorial will be built with all the names and ages of the children displayed.

    The Archbishop of Tuam Michael Neary said he would meet leaders of the Bons Secours Sisters to assist with the memorial.

    Meanwhile, Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin said that if a public inquiry into the 'mother and baby' homes in Ireland was not established then a social history project was necessary.

    Martin also said he supports "excavating what may be unmarked graves" at these sites.

    A junior government minister has called for an inquiry to be established and the issue is expected to be discussed at cabinet.

    The development is a yet another damning disclosure of a Church-run institution in Ireland following almost countless revelations of abuse and neglect at Catholic-run schools or institutions in recent decades.


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    Christian fundamentalist attacking a naked prostitute by knife

    Terrifying moment as knife-wielding Christian fundamentalist claiming to be 'messenger from god' attacks a naked prostitute to 'cleanse her sins'

    By Leith Huffadine - 20 August 2015

    A man claiming to be a 'messenger from God' has robbed and attacked a prostitute with a knife.

    Dramatic video from a hotel in Taiwan, where the attack took place, shows the armed man chasing the naked escort in a hallway.

    The 42-year-old man repeatedly lunges and attempts to stab her, while she uses what appears to be a pillow to shield herself from the blows.

    The man, only identified by his last name, Shi, told police after the attack he had heard 'the Lord' tell him to 'cleanse the sins of a prostitute with blood', the Shanghaiist reported.

    The flong-term unemployed man claimed he received the directions during prayer three years ago and brought a knife for the attack, but waited to act until a month ago.

    After luring the victim, identified by her last name, Dai, to a hotel room, he forced her to strip, robbed her, then began his attack with a knife, saying he would cleanse her sins.

    When hotel staff were alerted by the victim's screaming and rushed to help, Shi attempted to flee.

    Although the incident occurred a month ago, footage had only recently surfaced on the internet.

    In a strange video, posted by appledaily.com, footage of the attack is edited alongside what appears to be an animated interpretation of the event.

    The website and video are not in English.

    Shi's mental health was questioned after he claimed to be a 'messenger from God', but he told investigators 'my head is very clear'.


    He was charged for robbery and prosecutors were advised to send him for medical examination.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ght-video.html


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    Typical Christian fundamentalists, thinking they’re the chosen people to whom God speaks personally. Did God tell him to strip her and rob her too? George Bush was another Christian fundamentalist to whom God “spoke” to invade Iraq.

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    Church Forces Women To Be Impregnated by Strangers

    By Chris Spargo - 1 October 2015

    A petition filed earlier this year reveals that women in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints are impregnated by a select group of men known as 'seed bearers'.

    Charlene Jeffs, whose estranged brother-in-law Warren ran the church, was attempting to get custody of her children from her husband Lyle when she described the practice during which one or multiple men are selected to have sex with a woman to get her pregnant.

    The woman's husband meanwhile must sit in the room while this man or men have sex with his wife, holding her hand the entire time.

    'A seed bearer is an elect man of a worthy bloodline chosen by the Priesthood to impregnate the FLDS woman,' wrote Jeffs in her petition which was obtained by The Salt Lake Tribune.

    'FLDS men are no longer permitted to have children with their multiple wives. That privilege belongs to the seed bearer alone.

    'It is the husband's responsibility to hold the hands of their wives while the seed bearer "spreads his seed."

    'In layman terms, the husband is required to sit in the room while the chosen seed bearer, or a couple of them, rape his wife or wives.'

    Soon after this document was filed Lyle agreed to share custody with Charlene with the children living with their mother according to CNN.

    Sam Brower, a private investigator who has been following the FLDS closely for 10 years now and wrote the book Prophet's Prey about the church, claims he has spoken to multiple people who support Charlene's claims of 'seed bearers.'

    'It's ritualistic procreation, performed on a ritualistic bed-slash-altar,' said Brower.

    Even more shocking however is the claim made by Brower that husbands and wives are only allowed to touch when the wife is being impregnated by the 'seed bearer' or 'bearers,' and that any touching outside that is viewed as adultery - even a handshake.

    'I'm 100 percent satisfied as a private investigator that it exists,' said Brower of the practice.

    Children in the church meanwhile can be moved between families and parents as officials see fit according to Charlene.

    'In the FLDS Church, children belong to the Priesthood and can be transferred to different mothers or different parents all together upon an order from the Priesthood,' she said in her petition.

    This treatment, combined with the idea of her 14-year-old daughter being forced to get pregnant by 'seed bearers' is why why Charlene filed for custody.

    Her former husband Lyle continues to run the church while his brother Warren is behind bars, though Warren is still considered the prophet.


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    This is what these western Christians do in their church cults and yet they try to accuse Muslims of oppressing Muslim women, including rape.

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    Christian leader explains why children must go hungry so the church can have money

    by Sarah K. Burris - 03 Apr 2017
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints needs their members to give their 10 percent tithing money to the church so much that they don't care if your children go hungry.

    Patheos noticed that over the weekend at the Mormon's biannual General Conference elder Valeri V. Cordón gave a speech demanding the church's money. He explained that as a child he worked in his father's factory during school vacations.

    "The first question my father always asked after I received my salary was, 'What are you going to do with your money?'" he recalled. "I know the answer and responded, 'Pay my tithing and save for my mission.'"

    His father asked him the same question each time but he clarified that he had already learned the lesson because his father couldn't buy food for him after a civil war in Guatemala.
    He went hungry often times because his parents had to pay the church.

    "One day, during those difficult times,
    I heard my parents discussing whether they should pay tithing or buy food for the children," he told the audience. "On Sunday, I followed my father to see what he was going to do. After our Church meetings, I saw him take an envelope and put his tithing in it. That was only part of the lesson. The question that remained for me was: what we were going to eat!"

    Jesus Christ spoke frequently about the church caring for the poor. "Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God," Christ said in Luke 6:20-21. Earlier in Luke, Christ is quoted telling his followers, "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor."


    Reports indicate theMormon church earns $7 billion each year from the required tithing. No person can become a member of the Mormon church without agreeing to pay the required 10 percent tithing.

    Watch his full speech: https://safeshare.tv/x/bmKOT0FQo-g



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    The article removed from Forbes, “Why White Evangelicalism Is So Cruel”

    The article removed from Forbes, “Why White Evangelicalism Is So Cruel”


    **This was originally posted to Forbes on Sunday, Mar 11. Forbes took it down today. This is the explanation I received from the editor. Here is the original article in full:

    Robert Jeffress, Pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas and an avid supporter of Donald Trump, earned headlines this week for his defense of the president’s adultery with a porn star. Regarding the affair and subsequent financial payments, Jeffress explained, “Even if it’s true, it doesn’t matter.”
    Such a casual attitude toward adultery and prostitution might seem odd from a guy who blamed 9/11 on America’s sinfulness. However, seen through the lens of white evangelicals’ real priorities, Jeffress’ disinterest in Trump’s sordid lifestyle makes sense. Religion is inseparable from culture, and culture is inseparable from history. Modern, white evangelicalism emerged from the interplay between race and religion in the slave states. What today we call “evangelical Christianity,” is the product of centuries of conditioning, in which religious practices were adapted to nurture a slave economy. The calloused insensitivity of modern white evangelicals was shaped by the economic and cultural priorities that forged their theology over centuries.

    Many Christian movements take the title “evangelical,” including many African-American denominations. However, evangelicalism today has been coopted as a preferred description for Christians who were looking to shed an older, largely discredited title: Fundamentalist. A quick glance at a map showing concentrations of adherents and weekly church attendance reveals the evangelical movement’s center of gravity in the Old South. And among those evangelical churches, one denomination remains by far the leader in membership, theological pull, and political influence.

    There is still today a Southern Baptist Church. More than a century and a half after the Civil War, and decades after the Methodists and Presbyterians reunited with their Yankee neighbors, America’s most powerful evangelical denomination remains defined, right down to the name over the door, by an 1845 split over slavery.

    Southern denominations faced enormous social and political pressure from plantation owners. Public expressions of dissent on the subject of slavery in the South were not merely outlawed, they were a death sentence. Baptist ministers who rejected slavery, like South Carolina’s William Henry Brisbane, were forced to flee to the North. Otherwise, they would end up like Methodist minister Anthony Bewley, who was lynched in Texas in 1860, his bones left exposed at local store to be played with by children. Whiteness offered protection from many of the South’s cruelties, but that protection stopped at the subject of race. No one who dared speak truth to power on the subject of slavery, or later Jim Crow, could expect protection.

    Generation after generation, Southern pastors adapted their theology to thrive under a terrorist state. Principled critics were exiled or murdered, leaving voices of dissent few and scattered. Southern Christianity evolved in strange directions under ever-increasing isolation. Preachers learned to tailor their message to protect themselves. If all you knew about Christianity came from a close reading of the New Testament, you’d expect that Christians would be hostile to wealth, emphatic in protection of justice, sympathetic to the point of personal pain toward the sick, persecuted and the migrant, and almost socialist in their economic practices. None of these consistent Christian themes served the interests of slave owners, so pastors could either abandon them, obscure them, or flee.

    What developed in the South was a theology carefully tailored to meet the needs of a slave state. Biblical emphasis on social justice was rendered miraculously invisible. A book constructed around the central metaphor of slaves finding their freedom was reinterpreted. Messages which might have questioned the inherent superiority of the white race, constrained the authority of property owners, or inspired some interest in the poor or less fortunate could not be taught from a pulpit. Any Christian suggestion of social justice was carefully and safely relegated to “the sweet by and by” where all would be made right at no cost to white worshippers. In the forge of slavery and Jim Crow, a Christian message of courage, love, compassion, and service to others was burned away.

    Stripped of its compassion and integrity, little remained of the Christian message. What survived was a perverse emphasis on sexual purity as the sole expression of righteousness, along with a creepy obsession with the unquestionable sexual authority of white men. In a culture where race defined one’s claim to basic humanity, women took on a special religious interest. Christianity’s historic emphasis on sexual purity as a form of ascetic self-denial was transformed into an obsession with women and sex. For Southerners, righteousness had little meaning beyond sex, and sexual mores had far less importance for men than for women. Guarding women’s sexual purity meant guarding the purity of the white race. There was no higher moral demand.

    Changes brought by the Civil War only heightened the need to protect white racial superiority. Churches were the lynchpin of Jim Crow. By the time the Civil Rights movement gained force in the South, Dallas’ First Baptist Church, where Jeffress is the pastor today, was a bulwark of segregation and white supremacy. As the wider culture nationally has struggled to free itself from the burdens of racism, white evangelicals have fought this development while the violence escalated. What happened to ministers who resisted slavery happened again to those who resisted segregation. White Episcopal Seminary student, Jonathan Daniels, went to Alabama in 1965 to support voting rights protests. After being released from jail, he was murdered by an off-duty sheriff’s deputy, who was acquitted by a jury. Dozens of white activists joined the innumerable black Americans murdered fighting for civil rights in the 60’s, but very few of them were Southern.

    White Evangelical Christians opposed desegregation tooth and nail. Where pressed, they made cheap, cosmetic compromises, like Billy Graham’s concession to allow black worshipers at his crusades. Graham never made any difficult statements on race, never appeared on stage with his “black friend” Martin Luther King after 1957, and he never marched with King. When King delivered his “I Have a Dream Speech,” Graham responded with this passive-aggressive gem of Southern theology, “Only when Christ comes again will the little white children of Alabama walk hand in hand with little black children.” For white Southern evangelicals, justice and compassion belong only to the dead.

    Churches like First Baptist in Dallas did not become stalwart defenders of segregation by accident. Like the wider white evangelical movement, it was then and remains today an obstacle to Christian notions of social justice thanks to a long, dismal heritage. There is no changing the white evangelical movement without a wholesale reconsideration of their theology. No sign of such a reckoning is apparent.

    Those waiting to see the bottom of white evangelical cruelty have little source of optimism. Men like Pastor Jeffress can dismiss Trump’s racist abuses as easily as they dismiss his fondness for porn stars. When asked about Trump’s treatment of immigrants, Jeffress shared these comments:

    Solving DACA without strengthening borders ignores the teachings of the Bible. In fact, Christians who support open borders, or blanket amnesty, are cherry-picking Scriptures to suit their own agendas.
    For those unfamiliar with Christian scriptures, it might helpful to point out what Jesus reportedly said about this subject, and about the wider question of our compassion for the poor and the suffering:

    Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels; for I was hungry and you gave Me no food; I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink; I was a stranger and you did not take Me in, naked and you did not clothe Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.
    What did Jesus say about abortion, the favorite subject of Jeffress and the rest of the evangelical movement? Nothing. What does the Bible say about abortion, a practice as old as civilization? Nothing. Not one word. The Bible’s exhortations to compassion for immigrants and the poor stretch long enough to comprise a sizeable book of their own, but no matter. White evangelicals will not let their political ambitions be constrained by something as pliable as scripture.

    Why is the religious right obsessed with subjects like abortion while unmoved by the plight of immigrants, minorities, the poor, the uninsured, and those slaughtered in pointless gun violence? No white man has ever been denied an abortion. Few if any white men are affected by the deportation of migrants. White men are not kept from attending college by laws persecuting Dreamers. White evangelical Christianity has a bottomless well of compassion for the interests of straight white men, and not a drop to be spared for anyone else at their expense. The cruelty of white evangelical churches in politics, and in their treatment of their own gay or minority parishioners, is no accident. It is an institution born in slavery, tuned to serve the needs of Jim Crow, and entirely unwilling to confront either of those realities.

    Men like Russell Moore, head of the Southern Baptist Convention’s public policy group, are trying to reform the Southern Baptist church in increments, much like Billy Graham before him. His statements on subjects like the Confederate Flag and sexual harassment are bold, but only relative to previous church proclamations. He’s still about three decades behind the rest of American culture in recognition of the basic human rights of the country’s non-white, non-male citizens. Resistance he is facing from evangelicals will continue so long as the theology informing white evangelical religion remains unconsidered and unchallenged.

    While white evangelical religion remains dedicated to its roots, it will perpetuate its heritage. What this religious heritage produced in the 2016 election, when white evangelicals voted for Donald Trump by a record margin, is the truest expression of its moral character.
    You will know a tree by its fruit.



    https://www.politicalorphans.com/the...m-is-so-cruel/

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    The preacher who used Christianity to revive the Ku Klux Klan




    It was approaching midnight on Oct. 16, 1915, when Methodist preacher William Joseph Simmons and at least 15 other men climbed Stone Mountain in Georgia. They built an altar, set fire to a cross, took an oath of allegiance to the “Invisible Empire” and announced the revival of the Ku Klux Klan.

    Beneath a makeshift altar glowing in the flickering flames of the burning cross, they laid a U.S. flag, a sword and a Holy Bible.

    “The angels that have anxiously watched the reformation from its beginnings,” said Simmons, who declared himself Imperial Wizard, “must have hovered about Stone Mountain and shouted hosannas to the highest heavens.”

    Last Wednesday — on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. — progressive faith groups held a march in Washington to combat racism and atone for the history of that prejudice.


    “Without confession of the sin of white racism, white supremacy, white privilege,” the Rev. Jim Wallis, founder of the progressive Christian group Sojourners, said, “people who call themselves white Christians will never be free.”


    Wallis didn’t refer directly to the Klan, which had terrorized black people during Reconstruction before being dismantled by President Ulysses S. Grant. It was “born again” that night in 1915 on Stone Mountain, and Christianity was used to justify a second wave of terror.





    Restricting membership to white Christians, the Klan wore white robes to symbolize “purity,” burned crosses to signify “the Light of Christ” and picked selective scriptures from the Bible to preach white supremacy. The Invisible Empire’s comeback was aided by Hollywood’s first blockbuster, D.W. Griffith’s “The Birth of a Nation,” which glamorized the Klan.


    By the early 1920s, the Klan boasted 5 million members across the country and had infiltrated thousands of churches with its hateful doctrines.


    [The day 30,000 white supremacists in KKK robes marched in the nation’s capital]

    Many ministers in Protestant denominations would openly declare their membership in the Klan. And creepy photos would capture Klan members in white hoods standing in churches and sitting in choir pews.

    In a 1922 article, the New York Times reported “The Ku Klux Klan in the South and West is largely dominated by ‘lame duck’ preachers who could not make it good in the ministry.”

    “So far as I have been able to see,” the Rev. John Roach Straton preached to a New York congregation, “the Klan in the South and West seems to be largely under the domination and leadership of a lot of lame duck preachers. They play out in the ministry, and then instead of selling insurance or peddling churns, as they did in former times, they devote their time and talents to ‘saving the country’ by organizing men into secret, disguised societies and dressing them up in nightgowns and dunce caps.”

    Simmons believed Christianity supported white supremacy,
    Kelly J. Baker, author of the book, “The Gospel According to the Klan,” said in an interview. “He and other Klan leaders would look to Christianity to find support for racism. Even liberal Protestant churches supported white supremacy. That seemed the natural order of things. Just as people used biblical texts to support slavery.”

    In 1921, Simmons testified to Congress that he was a minister in not one church but two.

    “As a brief introduction, please, I am a churchman and proud of it. I hold the distinction, which I suppose few men hold, and that is I am a member of two churches — the Congregational Church and a full-fledged associate member of the Missionary Baptist Church, given me as an honor,” Simmons told the House Rules Committee, which was investigating the Klan and “the terrible things being done to innocent people” in the South.

    In Klan propaganda and its 1916 rule book, Simmons said that only “good Christian white people” who believe in racial purity and Protestant morality would save the country from destruction.



    “Hate in God’s Name,” a 2017 report by the Southern Poverty Law Center, says that white supremacist groups often invoke scripture from the Old and New Testament.

    “This is particularly applicable to Ku Klux Klan (KKK) members,” the report says, “Christian Identity adherents and some neo-Nazis. White supremacists believe mainstream religions, including Christian denominations and their institutions, have fallen astray from God and are under the control and influence of Satan. As a result, white supremacists interpret scriptures and spiritual parables through the lens of racial discrimination and hate. In this way, they can justify their beliefs (which are vile and deplorable) as good, moral and responsible.”


    Klan members believe “the Bible is the family history of the white race,” according to the report. “They believe that white Christians are morally and spiritually superior to other races.”


    The Klan symbol, displaying a white cross with a red tear drop, “symbolizes the atonement and sacrifice of Jesus Christ, as well as others who have shed their blood for the white race,” says the report, noting that “some KKK leaders are actually ordained ministers and some have even organized churches which enjoy tax-exempt status.”


    In his 1921 testimony to Congress, Simmons said he relaunched the Klan after watching the film “The Birth of a Nation.” The 1915 racist blockbuster promoted the Klan as the great defender of “white womanhood.” President Woodrow Wilson showed the film at the White House and praised it as “terribly true.”


    [The Ku Klux Klan was dead. The first Hollywood blockbuster revived it.]



    Klansmen are the heroes of D.W. Griffith’s racist blockbuster, “The Birth of a Nation.”

    With the help of a public relations team, headed by Edward Clarke and Elizabeth Tyler, the Klan’s rosters exploded.


    “The popularity came from the combination of religion and nationalism it promoted, both of which appealed to white Protestant Americans who feared that immigration and changing social mores would overthrow their social dominance,” wrote Baker.


    Simmons, born in 1880 on a farm in Harpersville, Ala., was an itinerant Methodist minister. He established himself as “Imperial Wizard” and created a pamphlet, which he called “The ‘Fiery’ Summons.” The pamphlet featured a drawing of a masked horse and rider in a robe carrying a burning cross with a headline that read “Yesterday Today and Forever.” According to the Georgia Encyclopedia, the Methodist Episcopal Church eventually suspended Simmons for “inefficiency.”


    In his congressional testimony, he described the Klan as simply a “fraternal, patriotic, secret order for the purpose of memorializing the great heroes of our national history, inculcating and teaching practical fraternity among men, to teach and encourage a fervent, practical patriotism toward our country. …”


    Simmons recounted how he came up with the idea of relaunching the organization 15 years before he climbed Stone Mountain. He was inspired by a “religious vision” of men in white robes riding horses across the horizon, he said.


    And then Simmons, the preacher in two churches, lied:


    “The charge has been made that the Klan takes the law into its own hands; that it terrorizes private citizens in many communities by lawless acts against person and property,” Simmons told the House committee.


    “These charges,” Simmons said, “are untrue.”


    A year later in 1922, amid political infighting within the organization, Hiram Wesley Evans, a dentist, replaced Simmons as the group’s Imperial Wizard. Simmons died in 1945 in Atlanta.


    An Associated Press obituary that appeared in the New York Times described Simmons this way: “If any one was responsible for the founding of the second Knights of the Ku Klux Klan it was Mr. Simmons, preacher, traveling salesman and promoter of fraternal organizations. … From his ‘imperial palace’ on Peachtree Road in Atlanta, Imperial Wizard Simmons ruled the ‘Invisible Empire’ of his bed-sheeted followers.”


    The obituary offered a final condemnation of the Simmons’s legacy: “The organization, deeply rooted in native ignorance, flourished in rural areas. Its members liked to call themselves kleagles, goblins and other names of darkling potency, to meet in solemn ‘konklaves,’ burn a fiery cross upon a distant hill and, perchance, frighten a Negro child outnumbered 100 to 1. Sometimes, too, Klans-‘men’ lynched, tortured and beat the helpless.”


    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.e470169845ea

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    Kansas [Christian] militia [terrorist] guilty of plot to bomb Somalis' mosque


    • 18 April 2018




    Three men have been found guilty of plotting to bomb Somali immigrants at a mosque and apartment complex in the US state of Kansas.

    A federal jury in Wichita convicted Curtis Allen, 50, Gavin Wright, 49, and Patrick Eugene Stein, 49, who belonged to a militia called the Crusaders.

    Armed with guns and explosives, the trio planned to strike a day after the November 2016 US elections.
    But the Garden City plotters were infiltrated by an FBI informant.


    The suspects, who planned to detonate four vehicles packed with explosives at the corners of the apartment complex, were arrested about a month before election day.

    Following a four-week trial, the three were convicted on Wednesday of one count of conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction and one count of conspiracy against civil rights.

    The defendants' legal team acknowledged their clients had referred to Muslim as "cockroaches", but argued their plot was all talk.

    However, Assistant US Attorney Anthony Mattivi, for the prosecution, said in court on Tuesday: "Their ultimate goal was to wake people up and to slaughter every man, woman and child in the building."

    Allen, Wright and Stein face life in prison when sentenced in June.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43818059

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    how about calling them what they are ? Christian extremist domestic terrorists!

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    Get Ready For Jesus: The Rapture Is April 23

    by Michael Stone - April 17, 2018

    Biblical prophecy predicts the Rapture is April 23: Christians look forward to the end of the world, when they will rise in the sky and meet Jesus.

    Fox News reports the end of the world is April 23, according to prominent Christian numerologist David Meade:

    For a certain branch of evangelical Christianity, Revelation 12:1–2 describes the beginning of what is known as the Rapture and the second coming of Christ.

    The passage reads: “And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of 12 stars. She was pregnant and was crying out in birth pains and the agony of giving birth.”

    In the passage, the woman is represented as Virgo.

    According to Meade, the alignment represents “the Lion of the tribe of Judah,” marking the Rapture, the belief that Christ will bring the faithful into paradise prior to a period of tribulation on earth that precedes the end of time.

    “Christian numerologist” Meade told the U.K.’s Daily Express:
    During this time frame, on April 23, 2018 the moon appears under the feet of the Constellation Virgo.
    The Sun appears to precisely clothe Virgo… Jupiter is birthed on April 08, 2018.

    The 12 stars at that date include the nine stars of Leo, and the three planetary alignments of Mercury, Venus and Mars – which combine to make a count of 12 stars on the head of Virgo.

    Thus the constellations Virgo, Leo and Serpens-Ophiuchus represent a unique once-in-a-century sign exactly as depicted in the 12th chapter of Revelation. This is our time marker.

    According to the “Christian numerologist” Planet X, also known as Nibiru, will appear above the sky on the April 23, causing volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and earthquakes.

    However, NASA has repeatedly pointed out that Planet X, also known as Nibiru, is a hoax. Commenting on the Rapture story, Space.com reports:

    What planet is responsible for this alignment? It’s Nibiru, a mythical world supposedly orbiting the sun in an extremely long, eccentric orbit that has been debunked again and again by NASA — but it somehow keeps popping up in forecasts of doom. In the latest prediction, Nibiru is supposed to pass by Earth this October, causing volcanic eruptions as the gravity of this massive world disturbs our own.

    Nibiru has been implicated in all sorts of planetary trouble, going back as far as 1995, when there were nasty predictions that it would collide with Earth. NASA, however, reassured us a few years ago that “No giant, rogue planet has been found in the outer solar system to play the role of Nibiru.”

    Bottom line: Some Christians believe April 23 will be the Rapture, a day when the world ends and the chosen will rise in the sky and meet Jesus.


    End of the world video shows death planet smash into Earth – ‘time traveller’ SHOCK claims

    video: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/wei...deo-armageddon

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    This is what following quack-jobs does to faith. Muslims who look for same "numerical miracles" in the Quran are following this same path of lunacy.



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    Extremists Christian President of Christian Liberty University Virgina Says Kills the Muslims

    The president of Liberty University urged students, staff and faculty at the Christian school to carry concealed weapons on campus to counter any possible armed attack like the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California. “I’ve always thought if more good people had concealed carry permits, then we could end those Muslims before they walked in,” Jerry Falwell Jr said.

    In his call to arms, Falwell encouraged students to take a free class offered by campus police to obtain a permit to carry a concealed weapon.Falwell’s message is apparently being heeded. He said more than 100 people had asked Liberty police about a free class to obtain a permit to carry a concealed weapon. More than 14,000 students are enrolled at Liberty.

    Yet statistics show 99% of terrorist attacks done in the west are by Anglo groups. Just about all mass shooters are anglo Christians.


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    College librarians on Christian Fragility and Islamophobia

    College librarians argue Christians who say 'God bless you' are Islamophobic

    by Caleb Parke - 3/13/2018

    If you’ve ever wished someone a “Merry Christmas” or said “God bless you” when someone sneezes, you’ve committed an act of “Islamomisic microaggressions,” according to college librarians at a Massachusetts college.

    The Anti-Oppression Library Guide at Simmons College in Boston is a collaborative effort among the school’s librarians, reported CampusReform.org.

    “Islamomisic Microaggressions are commonplace verbal or behavioral indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, which communicates hostile, derogatory, or negative slights in relation to the beliefs and religious practices of Muslims,” the librarians argue. “They are structurally based and invoke oppressive systems of religious/Christian hierarchy.”

    A spokesperson told Fox News the guide is not a policy of Simmons College.

    “The information in this guide is an introductory resource intended to provide general information about anti-oppression, diversity, and inclusion,” the statement read. “It is by no means a complete guide to social justice issues, religions, conversations or points of view.”

    As disclaimer, the guide adds, “We are not immune from the limits and hidden biases of our own privileges and perspectives as allies. We welcome and greatly appreciate any feedback and suggestions for the guide, particularly from the perspectives and experiences of the marginalized groups listed and not listed here.”

    The librarians argue Christians are especially guilty of Islamomisic microaggressions for using phrases like “Merry Christmas,” “Happy Easter,” and “God bless you.”

    Some other
    microaggressionsaimed at Muslims include “endorsing religious stereotypes,” such as viewing hijabs as fashionable, suggesting Muslims practice the “wrong” religion, and having “the assumption of one’s own religious identity as the norm.”

    The controversial resource argues “people who follow Christianity have
    institutionalized power,” or “Christian privilege,” which is demonstrated when they “expect to have time off work to celebrate religious holidays” or worship without fear of violence or threats.

    The guide also argues that Christians suffer from “
    Christian fragility” and may become angry, hostile, or defensive during conversations about religion because Christians lack the skills for constructive engagement with other religions.

    “Within this dominant social environment, Christians come to
    expect social comfort and a sense of belonging and superiority,” the librarians write. “They may become defensive, positioning themselves as victims of anti-Islamomisic work and co-opting the rhetoric of violence to describe their experiences of being challenged on religious privilege.”

    The page features a TED talk by Melissa Boigon, where she said Islamophobia has turned into a fear of Arabs and not Islam itself. Boigon stated there is nothing “violent or anti-American” about sharia law.

    “Islam is a religion of peace,” Boigon said. “Muslims did not kill Americans on 9/11. A very small extremist group that can barely gain any footing, even in the most conservative Muslim circles committed heinous crimes on 9/11. Islam is a religion of peace.”

    The guide also links to the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which lists Fox News Channel as an “Islamophobic Organization.”


    comments:

    When a Muslim sneezes we say "Yar Hamak Allah" (May Allah have mercy on you) which is similar to "God bless you". Muslims are not offended by Christians saying it or even saying it to Muslims. The other claims about Christians are true, see below article for one example.



 

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