- Published on May 14, 2013
GREENVILLE, SC -- The son of Ron and Shelly Hamilton, of "Patch-the-Pirate" fame, has been found dead at the age of 34. The circumstances of his death are still under investigation.
Jonathan Campbell Hamilton, 34, of Greenville was pronounced dead at 5:32 p.m. Sunday, by the Greenville County Coroner. His body had been found at the Richardson Street Parking Garage in Greenville Sunday afternoon.
- Published on May 10, 2013
[Huffington Post] Chipotle Mexican Grill has pulled its sponsorship of Utah's "Scout-O-Rama" because of the Boy Scouts of America's long-standing ban on gays.
The popular Colorado-based restaurant chain initially signed on to provide about $4,200 worth of coupons to the Utah Boy Scouts' annual event, scheduled for May 4 in a Salt Lake City suburb. The Boy Scouts' Great Salt Lake Council is one of the largest in the country, with the majority of troops sponsored by Mormon churches.
Chipotle's anti-discrimination policy states that the company shouldn't support organizations that exclude based on sexual orientation. When company leaders found out about the promise to offer coupons, they nixed the idea, Chipotle spokesman Chris Arnold said.
- Published on May 4, 2013
[New American] Following an uproar over a Defense Department statement saying that military personnel could be court-martialed for sharing their faith, the Pentagon has backed down on that position and now says soldiers are free to proselytize, as long as they don't harass others. “Service members can share their faith,” clarified Navy Lieutenant Commander Nate Christensen in a statement, “but must not force unwanted, intrusive attempts to convert others of any faith or no faith to one's beliefs.”
- Published on April 17, 2013
The Tabernacle of the Old Testament contains a depth of meaning that is all to often overlooked. Yet, it is full of pictures of Christ, Heaven, and redemption.
Bobby Sparks, Th.D, has assembled one of the finest resources available for learning about and understanding the Tabernacle, and has published it as a kit titled, “The Tabernacle of the Old Testament.”
Sparks delves into the symbolism of the design, materials, and layout of the Tabernacle, but without the common “over interpretation” one finds with many commentators. He uses a common sense, informed approach based on decades of study and teaching.
- Published on April 16, 2013
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BOSTON BOMBINGS: Hmm...another April massacre. It might be interesting to note that the Oklahoma City bombing occurred this week, the Columbine massacre occurred this week, the Waco tragedy occurred this week, the VA Tech massacre occurred this week. COINCIDENCE?? I think not. The list goes on....The American Revolution began this week, so did the American Civil War, and the Bosnian War. Still think this is coincidence? Add the Rwandan Genocide and the Armenian Genocide to the list. Also, Abraham Lincoln was shot this week. This is just the beginning of the list. Still think this is all crazed conspiracy theory?? Well, before you come to any conclusions, you may want to check out the satanic ritual calendar. The month of April is full of satanic high holy days. This is not mere chance folks. This is not a coincidence. There are very dark powers at work here. We need to be on our knees, crying out to God, warring in prayer against these demonic forces. - Russ Dizdar
Indeed, "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." [Ephesians 6:12]
- Published on April 1, 2013
Every church has them: the mopey-faced Christians who come into church on Sunday morning with a face so droopy that if the corners of their mouths dropped any lower they would be vacuuming the carpet as they walk. I call them “Eeyore Christians” (after the always-negative Winnie the Pooh character).
They sit in the pews, sometimes with arms crossed, with a “bless me if you can” attitude. Why is it that so many Christians are grumpy? With so much to be thankful for, why are Christians negative? Why do they show up to church with faces so severe that the unsaved can't wait to get out the door and flee the premises?
There is no power of God in a bad attitude. It indicates a massive spiritual void and lack of maturity in Christ. If we can't be happy in the house of God, with God's people, then there is a deep-rooted, spiritual problem.
- Published on March 28, 2013
[Christian News Network] Frankfort, Kentucky – Lawmakers in the state of Kentucky have voted to override Democratic Governor Steve Beshear’s veto of a religious freedom bill that passed in the legislature last week.
As previously reported, Beshear rejected The Religious Freedom Act last Friday, releasing a statement to explain his decision.
“I value and cherish our rights to religious freedom and I appreciate the good intentions of House Bill 279 and the members of the General Assembly who supported this bill to protect our constitutional rights to practice our religion,” he wrote. “However, I have significant concerns that this bill will cause serious unintentional consequences that could threaten public safety, health care, and individuals’ civil rights.”