The editor of Germany-based magazine Gaystream claims Facebook blocked its page after an article it published criticized Islam in the wake of the last week's shooting massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
Gaystream editor-in-chief David Berger says the social media website deactivated its Facebook page because of a published article that sharply criticized his country's Green party activists who "played down the causes of the attack," according to Breitbart.
Berger adds that his personal account was also shut down for about a month after he posted one of his articles, which criticized Cologne Gay Museum director Brigit Bosold for telling German media that she was more afraid of straight white men than Islamic radicals and migrants. more >>
Omar Mateen, the man behind the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history who took the lives of 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, praised Allah and pledged his allegiance to the Islamic State terror group in a 911 call on the night of the massacre, transcripts reveal.
"In the name of Allah the merciful, the beneficial," Mateen said in Arabic in his call to police.
"Praise be to Allah, and prayers as well as peace be upon the prophet of God. I let you know, I'm in Orlando and I did the shootings," he added, signaling his confession. more >>
The Orlando tragedy has touched everyone in America. The response from the Christian community has been incredible. A diverse group of Christian leaders such as Bill Hybels, Christine Caine, T.D. Jakes, Samuel Rodriguez and Russell Moore have tweeted and written strong messages of support for the victims, their families and the larger LGBT community.
Joel Hunter pastor of Northland, Orlando's largest church has been extremely gracious saying, "So I've got to go back and examine my own heart, I've got to confess to my congregation that if there's anything I've said that could have ever led to anything, the dismissal or denigration of any other population, God I am so sorry for that."
A Chick-fil-A in Orlando at University and Rouse Road opened on Sunday (when they are never open because of their Christian beliefs) and prepared hundreds of their chicken sandwiches and brewed dozens of gallons of iced tea. They did this free of charge and took the food and drinks to the One Blood donation center for all the people who had lined up to donate blood for the victims. more >>
An organizer for the annual "March for Marriage" event in the District of Columbia stated that President Barack Obama's transgender bathroom directive is the "next step" for the LGBT agenda.
Later this week the National Organization for Marriage will organize its latest "March for Marriage" in the nation's capital. The event lobbies for the government to recognize marriage as being between one man and one woman only.
National Organization for Marriage President Brian Brown told The Christian Post in emailed comments that the current effort to allow men to use women's restrooms was the next step after last year's Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage. more >>
In the aftermath of the Orlando massacre, leftist voices are not only blaming conservative Christians for the tragedy, they are now calling on Christians to renounce their sacred beliefs and historic convictions, as if holding to a biblical definition of marriage leads to mass murder.
This is not only ridiculous and reprehensible. It is also logically absurd.
Consider these alternative scenarios. more >>
The Church of England will seek a compromise between traditional marriage supporting Christians and LGBT-affirming voices at its next General Synod in July, looking to prevent Anglicans from formally splintering due to differing views on homosexuality.
The Guardian reports that as many as 550 Anglican representatives around the world are set for three days of intense talks about human sexuality next month. While the CofE is not hoping to reach an agreement between the divisive viewpoints, it will seek to achieve dialog and mutual understanding.
Justin Welby, the archbishop of Canterbury, has talked at length about the need for Anglicans to stick together as one body despite the conflicting viewpoints they have on controversial issues, and has said he's hopeful that conversations between Church representatives will begin healing some of the wounds caused by the rift. more >>