Thought for the day

"We hang petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office." -- Aesop, Greek slave & fable author

“The Atlantic is bad. You should realize it’s bad. It’s really bad,” wrote The Spectator’s Stephen Miller on Monday. Had to think of truer words, but he added plenty of additional and equally true words to a takedown on the Atlantic and supposed former conservative Stephen Hayes after a pair of insane articles from the rag.

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Ukrainian Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk declared Saturday that God is on the side of the Ukrainians since he always supports the “unjustly aggrieved.”

As he has done on numerous occasions, Archbishop Shevchuk, head of Ukraine’s Greek Catholic Church, sent a video message chronicling the progress of the war with Russia, which saw its 171st day Saturday.

For the past several years, the UMC has been dealing with increasingly divisive debate over whether to change its official stance on homosexuality and same-sex marriage.

According to the UMC Book of Discipline, homosexuality is “incompatible with Christian teaching,” with the denomination's rule book banning clergy from blessing same-sex unions, as well as barring the ordination of people in same-sex romantic relationships.

The Vatican is to face trial in English Courts for the first time in its 2,000 year history after it failed to prevent UK judges from probing a £124 million investment property deal it made with a British financier.

Raffaele Minicione, who holds both British and Swiss citizenship, was previously a financial advisor to the Secretariat in the Vatican, who personally advises the Pope and assists him with carrying out his duties.

He is accused by the Vatican of 10 criminal charges, including fraud, embezzlement and abuse of office dating back to 2014.

Post by Rob Renfroe via Facebook. “Below I announced that The Woodlands Methodist voted to disaffiliate today by a 96% margin. Now, word just in, the Texas Annual Conference’s second largest church, Faithbridge, has announced the results of the vote it took today. They voted to leave by a vote of 100%.” (Added 8-7-2022)

The Christian flag was raised in a victory for free speech outside Boston’s City Hall this week.

The Supreme Court deemed in May that Boston discriminated against a conservative activist because of his “religious viewpoint” when it dismissed his request to fly the white and blue flag with a red cross on a flagpole outside City Hall.

The Family Research Council (FRC), a Washington, D.C.,-based Christian non-profit, supported itself Tuesday after Democratic lawmakers called for a federal probe into its tax status.

A state judge in Wisconsin has ruled that the Department of Corrections broke the law when it decided to give lawyers and bureaucrats and even reporters and dog trainers access to inmates during COVID, but refused to provide any procedure for clergy to visit.