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By M. Martin Oregon writer I was reading the Portland Tribune and I came across a local realtor ad that featured Mickey Mouse wishing everyone a Happy December. Just when you think society can’t water down or move away from Merry Christmas even further, out comes Happy December. That is the most sanitized and unwelcome [&

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Portland Man Donates Kidney to Save Stranger’s Life Oregon Optimist When Jen Feldman of Portland, Oregon, discovered she needed a kidney transplant and she first reached out to her family and friends, hoping they might qualify as organ donors. None qualified. Feldman, though, didn’t give up. She sent a letter to fellow

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Jerusalem is Capital of Israel Christian Newswire President Donald Trump affirmed that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, and promised to begin the process of relocating the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem. “President Trump’s affirmation that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel represents a sig

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Is religious freedom bent beyond repair in this country? By Tom Krattenmaker If you’re secular or a progressive religious person, you might be thinking “yes”—especially in view of a high-profile case that will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday (Dec. 5). Masterpiece Cakeshop vs. Colorado Civil Rights Comm

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Medicine and Music: Meet the Providence Hospital Stage Band by Helen Cook The Oregon Optimist Working in the medical field is certainly stressful and reducing the strain of saving lives is much needed by doctors, nurses, and other such workers. Most will turn to the average stress relievers such as exercise and reading; how

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Offensive Christmas Fare Explodes Bill Donohue Catholic League It’s not even December, and the Christmas haters are already out in force. In addition to those who want to censor Christmas, such as the D.C. Metro Area Transit Agency, there are those who prefer to trash the Christian holiday by using obscene sex-themed depi

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The Incredible Museum of the Bible, Now Open in Washington, D.C. By Randy Alcorn Eternal Perspective Ministries Last month when Nanci and I were in Washington, D.C., we had the opportunity to preview the 430,000 square foot Museum of the Bible, which has finally officially opened to the public. I’m not exaggerating when

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Oregon Spent 1.8 Million Federal Dollars on Abortion Oregon Right To Life Last week, Oregon Health Authority director Pat Allen sent a letter to Governor Kate Brown outlining financial problems in his agency. Those financial problems were first reported by The Oregonian. What is most disturbing is that Oregon spent $1.8 mil

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10 ways we’re to blame for Hollywood’s rape culture By M. Martin Oregon writer I have listed the ten cultural milestones that define America’s tolerance and celebration of sexual exploitation that created the conditions for widespread sexual harassment in Hollywood and every facet of American life. 1. We love rape

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Graphic Abortion Display Evokes Volatile Reactions, But God Is Always at Work Behind the Scenes Randy Alcorn Eternal Perspective Ministries Recently a prolife group at Portland State University (not far from my hometown of Gresham, Oregon), hosted a mobile display for the Genocide Awareness Project (GAP), a project which sh

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Amendment on Parental Rights Introduced in U.S. House Christian Newswire Representative Randy Hultgren (R-IL) introduced legislation in the U.S. House to propose a Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Hultgren’s House Joint Resolution 121 had 15 original cosponsors at its introduction on Thursday, Novem

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A suggestion for younger evangelicals: Lose the label By Tom Krattenmaker My unsolicited suggestion for younger evangelical Christians and those young in spirit: Time to lose the label “evangelical.” As a veteran communications person and a writer who has done copious research on evangelicals, I am convinced that “eva

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No Persecution, Including Shootings, Will Silence the Church By Randy Alcorn Eternal Perspective Ministries I don’t agree with everything Søren Kierkegaard wrote, but I do agree with this: “The tyrant dies and his rule is over, the martyr dies and his rule begins.” Napoleon Bonaparte is also not my go-to guy for grea

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Media Lowball Killer’s Atheism Catholic League Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on how the media have covered the news that Texas shooter Devin Kelley was a rabid atheist. The media have had plenty of time to discuss Devin Kelley’s atheism and the role it may have played in gunning down the faithful durin

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“I Felt My Soul Rejoice”: The Christ-Centered Happiness of David Brainerd Randy Alcorn Eternal Perspective Ministries David Brainerd (1718–1747) served as a missionary to the Delaware Indians of New Jersey. He was orphaned at fourteen, and in college he suffered from debilitating tuberculosis. Having endured great suf

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Memorial Put up at Hollywood Transit Center by Helen Cook Oregon Optimist On May 26th, two people were killed and one man was wounded while protecting two women who were being verbally assaulted by a man on the MAX in Portland. Now, the brave actions of Ricky Best, Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche, and Micah Fletcher […]

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Terror in New York City: Billy Graham Rapid Response Team Chaplains Offer Comfort Following Deadly Attack Erik Ogren Christian Newswire Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains are on the ground in New York City following Tuesday’s terror attack that resulted in eight deaths and injured several others before the ass

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Should Christians Avoid Business or Personal Connections with the Marijuana Industry? By Randy Alcorn Eternal Perspective Ministries  Recently, a strong Christian friend, who owns a business here in my home state of Oregon, asked my opinion about his doing work that would either directly or indirectly facilitate the legal

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Who Will You Be on Halloween & Reformation Day—A Repentant Monk? By Paul Louis Metzger Patheos In addition to Halloween, Tuesday, October 31st marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. The story goes that the date marks the occasion when the Catholic monk Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses on a church

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Trump Offers New Hope To Middle East Christians Catholic League Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on President Trump’s decision to begin providing direct assistance to persecuted Christians in the Middle East: Vice President Pence’s Wednesday night announcement is welcome news indeed. As he pointed out, wh

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Is fate of After-School Satan Clubs in region an indicator the concept will flop nationally? Christian News Northwest Not surprisingly, the unusual if not shocking concept of an After-School Satan Club for children last year drew much national attention to the Pacific Northwest, but it seems the clubs face an uphill battle

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Boys will be boys? Note: The following is an excerpt from Confessions of a Secular Jesus Follower (Convergent, 2016). I offer it to lend perspective to the galling revelations about Harvey Weinstein and other sexually predatory men. “It’s like ordering Seamless. But you’re ordering a person.” — A user of the hooku

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Christian Persecution Spikes Catholic League Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a new report on Christian persecution: All across the nation, students are learning about genocide committed in the twentieth century, yet most know next to nothing about genocide taking place right now. That’s partly because t

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By Faith News Note, On a late September Sunday, Portland’s Pioneer Square filled with demonstrators protesting the brutal treatment in Southeast Asia of the Rohingya, often referred to as the most persecuted people in the world. Who are the Rohingya? They are the 1.1 million Muslim natives of Myanmar, formerly known as Bu

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Paybacks to Planned Parenthood massively increased in 2015-17 biennium Oregon Right to Life In passing HB 3391 this summer, Oregon’s governor, Kate Brown, and legislative Democrats massively expanded taxpayer-funded abortions. The bill was the self-stated top priority of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon. Suspecting

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Drain Hollywood’s Cesspool Catholic League Revelations about Harvey Weinstein’s predatory behavior should inspire others in Hollywood to come forward. We have known for decades that Hollywood is infested with sexually abusing men in senior positions, but there has been a reluctance to come forward. Weinstein has provide

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Innovative Restaurant Model Serves up Affordable Dining Experience for the Needy The Oregon Optimist A motivated quintet of local community advocates and business owners plans to offer Willamette Valley residents a new dining experience. The group intends to open a for-profit restaurant, dubbed “Food for Thought Cafe and

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Euthanasia Pioneer Having Second Thought Oregon Right to Life  There are red flags. And then there were are really big red flags. Dr. Boudewijn Chabot is considered the patron saint of euthanasia in the Netherlands, which he still supports. But he’s now sounding the alarm that the killing has gone too far. This should be

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Unprecedented Worship Gathering on the National Mall in Washington D.C. Christian Newswire Between October 6-9, 2017, our nation is being called to an unprecedented worship gathering on the National Mall in Washington D.C. The Mall will become a ‘tent-city’ filled with tents representing every state in America.

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CNN backtracks Playboy headline, lessons from Portland By M. Martin Oregon writer All it took was a few hours before CNN pulled their ridiculous headline “Playboy celebrated connection between the sexes” which was chosen to recognize the passing of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner. The headline represents the media attempt t

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