The Hallmark Channel has been receiving criticism from Christian viewers since it recently censored the word "God" during a re-run airing of the movie "It Could Happen to You." The network has responded by saying it muted the word "God" so as to not use the Lord's name in vain.
Concerned Christian viewers have been flooding the cable network channel's Facebook page this week, questioning why the network chose to omit "God" from the film that aired last weekend. Some upset viewers commenting on Hallmark's Facebook argue that the muting of "God" is a sign that the network has caved into "political correctness."
"I was shocked, angry, and greatly disappointed that during the movie 'It Could Happen to You,' every time the name of God was used, it was muted out!!!!! I would never have thought the Hallmark Channel would cave in to so called political correctness. You can count on a lot of others feeling the same way and not tuning in anymore if this continues," commented Gracie Guillotte earlier this week. more >>
The Washington, D.C.-based National Conference Supporting Jews said Thursday that "official-looking" flyers demanding Jews in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk to register with the Nationalities Commissioner are fake.
The flyers, which were signed in the name of Denis Pushilin, the leader of Donetsk's pro-Russian separatists, threatened that if Jews in that city failed to register with the Nationalities Commissioner and pay $50, they would lose their citizenship and face deportation.
"NCSJ has contacted the Donetsk Jewish community leaders, who called the flyers a provocation. They said that all authorities have denied any connection to the flyers, and that Pushilin has denied authorship," said the Jewish advocacy group in a statement. more >>
Easter has always meant a lot to me, and in the life of our church, Easter Sundays have been historic times of outreach, growth and opportunity. However, the resurrection of Jesus has never meant more to me than it does right now.
The grave is brutal, merciless and uncaring. It swallows everything it touches and it is never satisfied. It will not stop until every last person has been consumed. It seems as though every time you turn on the news or get a breaking news alert on your phone there is a new tragedy. Planes that disappear, celebrities who accidentally overdose, young people who despair and take their lives, public places turned to terror through shooting – sometimes it's too much to handle.
The good news is that death has been devoured by the power of God and it can't fight back. Jesus' tomb is empty and because of that fact, we don't have to be terrified by the grave anymore. Death's power has been undone. Those who fall asleep in Christ become greater after death than they were before and they can never be touched by it again. Paul said, "For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens." (II Corinthians 5:1) more >>
Listening to Attorney General Eric Holder and President Barack Obama address Al Sharpton's National Action Network 16th annual convention last week, one would think Americans were living in the year 1964 not 2014. Holder pulled the race card blaming Republicans for criticizing him and Obama, merely because they're black.
Speaking prior to Obama, Holder suggested to the all black crowd that both he and the president had been treated badly by Republicans because they are black.
"It has nothing to do with me, forget that. What attorney general has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment? What president has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment?" more >>
Billy Graham says that he is praying daily for spiritual awakening in America. Last week Rush Limbaugh expressed that the hope for America is an awakening. I think it's safe to say that most serious Christians concur.
Studying the spiritual history of America we have seen two major times of spiritual awakening that transformed the cultural landscape. In addition, we have seen times of divine intervention in our nation with the Pentecostal movement, the Catholic Charismatic movement, the Jesus movement, and other such times of supernatural visitation.
An awakening or a revival is a season when God's people who have been lulled to sleep are jolted into the reality of the urgency of the hour and the need for Holy Spirit transformation. Some recent experiences illustrate why the time is now. more >>
According to Obama, repealing Obamacare would increase the deficit. You're probably just as shocked as I am to hear this bold statement seeing as the public relations for Obamacare alone cost taxpayers millions of dollars more than anticipated and states such as Maryland are completely overhauling their websites-a huge waste of taxpayer dollars.
Somehow the White House continues to spin Obamacare in a positive light-as a money saver rather than a job crushing law that has caused nothing but hardship for millions of Americans.
It is important to point out that for years before Obamacare took effect, taxes had been raised on every American. Taxes have been raised so much in fact that repealing Obamcare would in fact create a deficit. However, this deficit would come at the benefit of the taxpayer because it means more money in their wallets rather than to the bureaucrats in Washington. more >>