Oct 31

The Reason at Least Six North Carolina Magistrates Have Abruptly Resigned

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Magistrates in North Carolina continue to resign their posts in the wake of gay marriage legalization in the state, with at least six judges citing their faith in their decisions to step down. As TheBlaze previously reported, Rockingham County magistrate John Kallam Jr. will officially leave his role October 31, with at least five of …

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Oct 31

The Shemitah’s Eerie Mystery of the Sevens

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The Shemitah is marked by the number seven. It is the seventh year. Its last day, Elul 29, is the final day and climax of the biblical seven-year cycle. Is it possible that the greatest stock-market point crash in history, having taken place on the day of the Shemitah, would bear the fingerprints of the …

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Oct 31

What the Bible Really Says About Homosexuality

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One night I was reading the stories of people who had left the church because they thought God hated them simply because they were attracted to the same sex. I was so overcome with emotion that I put the book down, got alone in another room, fell to my knees and wept. The pain of …

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Oct 31

International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Church Rallies Intercessors

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The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) is inviting churches and Christians around the world to observe the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP) on the next two Sundays, Nov. 2 and 9. “Today’s greatest untold story is that more than 100 million Christians worldwide face persecution for their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ,” says …

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Oct 31

Canada bans visitors from Ebola ‘hot zone’

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As the World Health Organization reported Friday the number of confirmed deaths from the Ebola virus reached 4,951, Canada followed in Australia’s footsteps by suspending visa applications for residents and nationals of the Ebola-affected West African nations.  The Canadian government announced it has decided to stop issuing to applicants from the Ebola-affected West African nations …

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Oct 31

Reformation Day: An Alternative to Culture’s ‘Focus on the Darker Side’ During Halloween?

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An Augustinian monk named Martin Luther nailed 95 theses to a church door in Wittenberg, Germany, centuries ago on the last day of October. As the 500th anniversary of the historic occasion is still a few years away, various groups are already overseeing ways and providing resources to celebrate the milestone. Tom Macy, senior pastor …

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Oct 31

Tropical storm Vance gathers strength, could head for Mexico

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Tropical storm Vance gathered strength south of Mexico early on Friday and could become a hurricane and head toward the Pacific coast this weekend, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Vance was 475 miles (764 kilometers) south of the beach resort city of Acapulco at 1500 GMT (11 a.m. EDT), blowing maximum sustained winds of …

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Oct 31

Judge issues order enforcing Ebola isolation of defiant Maine nurse

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The confrontation between the state of Maine and a nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone heated up on Friday when a judge issued a temporary order enforcing a quarantine after she defied state officials and took a bike ride. The order from Charles LaVerdiere, chief judge of the Maine District Court, instructs nurse …

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Oct 31

Russia Simulates Attack on Denmark, May be Preparing to Invade Countries Outside Ukraine

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As Vladimir Putin and Russia spark fears about a world war 3 erupting in Europe, it’s been revealed that the country simulated an attack on Denmark earlier this year.  Russia carried out the simulated attack on the Danish island of Bornholm over the summer, while the island was occupied by numerous elected officials and journalists for …

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Oct 31

India-China Border Standoff: High in the Mountains, Thousands of Troops Go Toe-to-Toe

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It was dusk when the herdsmen reached their Himalayan village bearing ominous news: They had spotted dozens of camouflage-clad Chinese soldiers inside territory India considers its own. Indian security forces poured in, beginning a face-off last month that grew to involve more than 1,000 troops on each side at an altitude of roughly 15,000 feet, …

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Oct 31

Southern Baptists, Openly ‘Gay Christians’ Break Bread at Conference

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.—A gathering of Southern Baptists here opened this week with Albert Mohler, stalwart head of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, apologizing for “denying the reality of sexual orientation,” but saying orientation “can change.” It closed with a pastor saying “no one goes to hell for being homosexual,” but he added Christians must remind homosexual …

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Oct 31

Hazmat suit manufacturer has received orders for 1 million protective suits due to Ebola

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The hazmat suit manufacturing business, normally predictably mundane, has taken off in recent weeks, thanks to the worsening Ebola crisis, but the number of suits ordered from one company certainly makes one pause and ask: “Just what aren’t we being told yet about the spread of this deadly disease? According to a company press release …

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Oct 31

Iran wants sanctions lifted as part of nuclear deal

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Iran wants all Western sanctions to be lifted as part of a deal on its contested nuclear programme by a November deadline, a top official said Wednesday. The announcement came amid intensifying efforts to conclude a definitive pact. The six powers in the talks with Iran — Britain, China, France, Russia, the United States plus …

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Oct 31

ON THE BRINK – Jerusalem holy site closure ‘Declaration of War’ – Abbas

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A spokesman for Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has described the closure of a disputed Jerusalem holy site as a “declaration of war”. The move came amid tension and violence after the shooting of a Jewish activist. Israel’s PM urged calm, saying Mr Abbas was stoking unrest. The holy site will reopen on Friday, Israel’s economy …

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Oct 31

‘Drag Race’ Girls Star In First Starbucks LGBT Commercial

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DAYS OF LOT – Well here’s one place we certainly didn’t think we’d see the “RuPaul’s Drag Race Girls” pop up. Starbucks released what is reportedly its very first lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)-themed commercial this week starring the top two contestants from “Drag Race” season six: Adore Delano and Bianca Del Rio. The …

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Oct 31

Idaho Governor Vows To Keep Fighting Supreme Court Ruling Allowing Same-Sex Marriage

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DAYS OF LOT – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter (R) vowed Thursday to keep fighting a U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing same-sex marriage in his state, even as that effort costs Idaho tens of thousands of dollars. “I’m not ready to surrender to a few folks in black robes,” Otter said during a gubernatorial debate. “I’m …

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Oct 31

New York’s Highest Court Unanimously Rules in Favor of Incest ‘Marriage’ Between Uncle and Niece

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DAYS OF LOT – New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals, has ruled that a marriage between a half-uncle and a half-niece is legal in a unanimous court decision. According to the ruling, while “parent-child and brother-sister marriages . . . are grounded in the almost universal horror with which such marriages are viewed . . . there …

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Oct 31

Kirk Cameron Called to ‘Repent’ for Encouraging Christians to Celebrate Halloween

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Kirk Cameron, who has been making appearances promoting a new documentary film, is now being called to repentance after raising concerns by statements he made encouraging Christians to celebrate Halloween. Cameron, best known his role as Mike Seaver on the 80’s TV sitcom Growing Pains, is on a mission, not only to save “Christmas,” but …

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Oct 31

Costa Rica on alert after Turrialba volcano spews ash

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Costa Rica has issued an emergency alert after ash from an erupting volcano reached the capital and beyond. Turrialba volcano, some 50km (30 miles) east of San Jose, began rumbling and producing seismic activity on Wednesday night. The authorities said they were evacuating nearby residents to temporary shelters as a precaution. Eyewitnesses reported fiery explosions …

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Oct 31

Satanic Coloring Book Submitted To Fla. Schools for Distribution

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Kids in Florida public schools could soon be coloring between the… horns? Satanic Temple submitted a coloring book to the Orange County School District, requesting permission to distribute them to students. The submission comes after a judge ruled that religious pamphlets of all kinds can be distributed following a lawsuit by the Freedom From Religion Foundation. …

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Oct 31

Are You Worshipping Idols in Church?

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Have you ever asked yourself as a church leader, do I worship something or someone other than God? It’s a great question to ask and a great heart check. I’ll stick my neck out and suggest that you do have idols you worship instead of God. At least I do. Once you identify them and root them out, you’ll …

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Oct 31

Russia to Promote Religious Diversity by Building Buddhist Temple

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The first Moscow’s Buddhist temple, symbolizing Russia’s religious diversity and promoting friendly interconfessional and interethnic relations, will be built in Russia’s capital by 2017, Izvestia.ru reported Thursday. “We need to be tolerant of people having various religious beliefs,” said Renat Laishev, member of the Moscow City Duma Commission. “There are mosques, synagogues, Orthodox and Catholic …

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Oct 31

FEMA conducts pandemic training in New York and New Jersey

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Talk about timing. The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, is currently in the middle of a two-year pandemic training exercise with New York City and northern New Jersey. Titled “2013-14 Pandemic Influenza Continuity Exercise Strategy,” the FEMA training simulates a global pandemic of influenza that spreads from person to person, including in the U.S. …

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Oct 30

Hagel questions U.S. role in ‘New World Order’

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was quoted Wednesday stating the world is experiencing “historic, defining times” that will result in a “new world order,” while questioning America’s role in the emerging world. Unreported by media is that Hagel has a long history of using the phrase to advocate a global rebalancing through shared values, diplomacy and …

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Oct 30

RUSSIA SUSPECTED OF HACKING WHITE HOUSE COMPUTERS…

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When the White House discovered in recent weeks that its unclassified computer systems had been breached, intelligence officials examined the digital evidence and focused on a prime suspect: Russia, which they believe is using its highly sophisticated cyber capabilities to test American defenses. But its tracks were well covered, and officials say they may never …

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