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Man Sentenced to 16 Years For Burning Gay Flag While Burning American Flag Remains Legal

Posted at Reformation Charlotte: NATIONAL FILE — A man who removed and burned an LGBTQ Pride Banner flying from the Ames, Iowa United Church of Christ in June was sentenced Wednesday to 16 years in prison, 15 for a hate crime of arson and given a year for reckless use of explosives or fire and 30 days for harassment. Adolfo Martinez admitted to burning the flag and told local news media that he had “no regrets” about the event. The convicted arsonist said, “I burned down their pride, plain and simple. It was my honor to burn it and stand for the Lord.” The Rev. Eileen Gebbie, the church’s senior minister, herself a homosexual, said, “The banner featured a rainbow flag with the message, “God is still speaking, it’s a message of inclusion.” Continue reading...

Ecumenical Clergy Members ‘Bless’ New Planned Parenthood Facility in Nation’s Capital

Photo Credit: Helen Parshall By Heather Clark - Posted at Christian News Network: WASHINGTON — Over 20 clergy members representing Judaism, Hinduism and Islam, as well as those professing Christianity, gathered on Tuesday to seek a “blessing” over a new Planned Parenthood facility that opened last fall in the nation’s capital. “In almost every message to our staff, I talk about our doing sacred work,” Laura Meyers, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, told DCist. “This confirms the sacredness of the work we do.” “Now I can tell patients that this is a blessed space,” also remarked Serina Floyd, the medical director at the facility, located next to Two Rivers Charter School. According to reports, the event was organized by the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC) and Christine and Dennis Wiley, who lead Covenant Baptist United Church of Christ in Washington, D.C. Read more here.

Illinois UCC Seminary Distributes Condoms That Talk of Christ's Second Coming

By Bethany Blankley - Posted at Charisma News: Much false teaching and false representation of Christianity exists in America today. One recent example is the distribution of free condoms by Chicago Theological Seminary , an affiliate of the United Church of Christ (UCC). At last week's 2015 Wild Goose Festival attendees received condom packages designed with a colored image of a rainbow flame, an LGBT variation of the UCC's logo. Printed above the flame were instructions: "Chicago Theological Seminary, Take Two (For the second coming!)" The text blatantly suggests Jesus Christ's second coming relates to one needing two condoms for multiple partners. Image from: In other words, a "Christian" seminary is likening the Second Coming of Christ to gay sex. Read more here...