Shifra on December 6, 2017
Matthews went on Morning Schmoe, er, Joe, to run his mouth about Jerusalem. Somehow, we are to believe that Christians, who cite the Bible in favor of Jerusalem as the eternal capital of Israel, “don’t know what they are talking about.” But Matthews spinning his wheels and saying lots of words with little meaning is somehow the expert here? Got it. Via free Beacon. MSNBC political commentator Chris Matthews appeared on “Morning Joe” Wednesday and said Evangelical Christians don’t understand the politics of Israel because they have “mythical” beliefs about it. Matthews connected President Donald Trump’s expected decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital to Roy Moore’s Senate campaign in Alabama. He said support for Israel among Evangelicals comes from...
Shifra on October 17, 2017
On Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met in Jerusalem with the Christian Media Summit. HT i24News. SHARE THIS: Stop Iran's War on Christians. pic.twitter.com/paOSGDnLZ2 — PM of Israel (@IsraeliPM) October 16, 2017
Shifra on June 27, 2017
The children are, however, allowed to give thanks to the sun and rain at mealtime, instead of saying grace. Just wondering: Would the Municipality have any objection if the kids gave thanks to…Allah? Via Breitbart. Children at a Christian preschool in Sweden are no longer allowed to say grace at mealtimes, “Amen”, or talk about the Bible, after a ruling by the Umeå municipality…. The municipality said it felt that children at the Salvation Army-run kindergarten were not given enough of an opportunity to opt out of saying grace at mealtimes. “The Education Act can be interpreted in different ways,” said the preschool’s manager Britt Marie Mårtensson. She told STV she did not think grace at kindergarten would come under...
Shifra on June 30, 2016
A tree? I’m surprised they didn’t replace the cross with the star and crescent of Islam. Via Daily Mail. Parents at a Church of England school have been left furious after council bosses removed the Christian cross from the school’s logo. Oak C of E Primary School opened last month in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire after three pre-existing school merged into one huge institution. When the school was launched, it boasted a logo with an oak tree whose branches took the shape of the cross, in a nod to its Christian connections. But just a few weeks later, the cross was replaced with three branches, and the original logo used on large banners and school uniform prototypes had been scrapped…. Headmaster...
Shifra on May 10, 2016
Looks like Professor Tushnet needs a good kick… in his tush. Via Breitbart. A Harvard Law professor is telling his fellow liberals that the culture wars are over and the victorious Left should treat conservative Christians the way the allies treated Germany and Japan after World War II, offering no quarter or clemency. In an online post, the 70-year-old professor Mark Tushnet… a surviving member of the old guard of 1960s liberal elites, advises his like-minded minions to unabashedly take up “aggressively liberal positions,” because they will no longer meet resistance, especially after the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Since “they lost, we won,” Tushnet confidently announces, it is time to press the liberal advantage and abandon any...
Tammy on April 23, 2016
Awful. But the entire premise of taking in 12 people when millions are displaced because of Islamist mass murder and war is itself absurd and, well, theatre. Help for Christians, in the midst of an actually declared genocide, there are gestures but no real help and even abandonment by
politicians of all stripes.
Shifra on March 29, 2016
Has Obama said anything yet about the Islamist genocide of Christians? Just checking… Via CNS News: ….Ahsanullah Ahsan, a spokesman for Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, the breakaway Taliban faction claiming responsibility for the attacks, told the Associated Press on Sunday that the suicide bomber “deliberately targeted the Christian community celebrating Easter.” He also said the attack was meant to protest Pakistan’s military operation in the tribal regions. At the State Department…, referencing the condemnatory statement made by the Department but which contained no reference of the targeting of Christians, AP reporter Matt Lee asked, “There’s been some commentary about why you guys didn’t mention either the Easter connection or the Christian connection in your condemnatory statements over the weekend and again today. Do...
Shifra on March 1, 2016
Could someone please send a dictionary to the WH? Genocide…the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation. Via CNS News: White House spokesman Josh Earnest, asked on Monday if Islamic State terrorists are carrying out a campaign of genocide against Syria’s Christians, said the word genocide “involves a very specific legal determination that has, at this point, not been reached.” ….The reporter asked Earnest, “But you’re not prepared to use the word ‘genocide’ yet in this situation?” “The — my understanding is the use of that word involves a very specific legal determination that has, at this point, not been reached. But we’ve been quite candid and direct, exactly, about...
Shifra on June 1, 2015
When I was eight, maybe nine years old, I remember thumbing through an old family photo album. Looking at pictures of my parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and baby pictures of my siblings and me, I suddenly spotted a picture I had never seen before. It was a picture of a young man and woman, and three small children. I ran to my mother. “Who are these people?” I asked. My mother looked at the picture, and then turned away. “It’s my cousin, Chaya Rivka, and her husband Yaakov (Jacob) Shlomo, and their three children.” I asked my mother where they lived now, and wondered why I had never met them. My mother was quiet for a moment. Finally, she told...
Tammy on April 5, 2015
I’m so grateful for so many things, not the least of which being our wonderful fellowship. Thank you all for making so much possible. Have a beautiful Easter and a good Passover as well 🙂 Here are a few links for the day, and please consider this an Open Thread. It has been a very busy week, but I think we’ve done some good work. Thanks for being there and having my back 🙂 Sending hugs to all! Haaretz: In Pictures: Christians celebrate Good Friday and Easter in the Holy Land LAT: Pope, thousands brave rain for Easter in St. Peter’s Square Time: These Are the 10 Best Easter Eggs in Movie History According to this story in WaPo, it’s...