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Katy Perry and collaborators ordered to pay $2.78 million for copying Christian rap song

‘American Idol’ judge Katy Perry ‘collapses’ after contestant’s steamy performance ‘American Idol’ judge Katy Perry was blown away by contestant Uche Ndubizu’s steamy performance of Bruno Mars’ ‘Finesse’ Sunday night, so much so that she ‘collapsed’ on the table as fellow judges Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan pretended to perform CPR. ‘Excuse me, are we allowed to show that performance on television?’ asked Perry during the show. Bryan compared Ndubizu’s performance to something he’s witnessed at a star-studded event. Katy Perry and her collaborators…

VIDEO: Are the end-times predicted in the Scriptures upon us?

July 31, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Michael O’Brien is a Catholic novelist, writer, painter, and speaker. He is the author of the best-selling book Father Elijah: An Apocalypse, which has been translated into twelve languages. On this part 2 of a two-part episode of The John-Henry Westen Show, he talks with me about hell and the end-times, about having hope amid the chaos in the Church, and about the role Mary plays in salvation history. An author of more than thirty books, O’Brien told me there is…

Church of purity advocate who renounced Christianity responds: Pray for ‘redemptive end’

Joshua Harris, well-known Christian author, ‘purity’ advocate, renounces faith The former pastor of Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg, Md., Joshua Harris, a short time after announcing the end of his marriage, is now saying goodbye to his faith as well. In an Instagram post, Harris revealed he is stepping back from his faith and no longer considers himself a Christian. In the post he recounted several things he has apologized for in the past, specifically apologizing for his previously held views on the LGBTQ…

Pete Buttigieg uses Bible verse to slam ‘so-called conservative Christian’ Republicans during debate

South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg blasted “so-called conservative Christian senators” for opposing the minimum wage as Democrats tried to take the moral high ground during the first night of the second round of Democratic presidential primary debates. “The minimum wage is just too low. And so-called conservative Christian senators right now in the Senate are blocking a bill to raise the minimum wage when scripture says that, ‘Whoever oppresses the poor taunts their maker,'” Buttigieg declared in Detroit, Mich. at the Fox Theatre, citing Proverbs…

Christian couples guru, now divorcing, is sorry for bigotry

A former relationship guru and megachurch pastor who advocated premarital purity in his million-selling 1997 book “I Kissed Dating Goodbye” now says he’s “not a Christian” — and he hopes gay people will forgive him for contributing “to a culture of exclusion and bigotry.” “I have undergone a massive shift in regard to my faith in Jesus,” Joshua Harris announced. “By all the measurements that I have for defining a Christian, I am not a Christian.” Harris posted his explanation Friday on Instagram ,…

Kissing Christianity Goodbye | Carl R. Trueman

Joshua Harris has abandoned his Christian faith, news that marks another blow to American conservative evangelicalism. Harris authored the best-selling I Kissed Dating Goodbye in his early twenties, unleashing unnecessary angst on a generation of evangelical teens. In his early thirties, he served as pastor of a Gaithersburg megachurch. He was also an influential figure in the Young, Restless, and Reformed Movement (YRR). Now, he has denounced his famous book, announced he and his wife are separating, and repudiated Christianity. While Harris seems to…

Katy Perry’s ‘Dark Horse’ improperly copied Christian rap song, jury decides

Katy Perry is getting in trouble for stealing from music made for the Lord. A jury on Monday found that the pop idol’s 2013 hit “Dark Horse” improperly copied a 2009 Christian rap song. Monday’s decision, setting up arguments over how much the singer and other defendants will owe, was returned by a nine-member federal jury in a Los Angeles courtroom. It came five years after Marcus Gray and two co-authors first sued alleging “Dark Horse” stole from “Joyful Noise,” a song Gray released…

Joshua Harris’ former church responds to news of him leaving wife, Christianity

By Michael Gryboski, Christian Post Reporter | Monday, July 29, 2019 Joshua Harris gives a TED talk in 2017. | Screenshot: TEDx Talks The Maryland-based megachurch that I Kissed Dating Goodbye author Joshua Harris once led responded to the news of him leaving his faith and his wife, stating that it “hits home personally.” “These updates are hard to hear. We love Josh and Shannon. For most of us, Josh isn’t just some distant public figure,” wrote Covenant Life Interim Senior Pastor Kevin Rogers…

Mass baptisms performed in Russia to celebrate Christianity

Mass baptism rituals took place across Russia on Sunday to recall the introduction of Christianity as a state religion in ancient Russia more than a thousand years ago. About 150 people from Yekaterinburg and neighbouring cities attended the traditional annual open-air rites on the Chusovaya River in the Sverdlovsk Region. The ritual was held in the village of Stantsionny-Polevskoy because of its church which bears the name of St Vladimir, after the 10th-century ruler who led the region’s conversion to Christianity. People taking part…

Why I blew the whistle on Folau’s twisted version of Christianity: a rugby mother’s story

After my visits to the Folaus’ church at Kenthurst, I discussed my concerns with knowledgeable Christian friends who happened to be associated with the ACL. Loading Things heated up with Israel Folau’s Instagram meme in April claiming hell awaits “drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolaters”. I contacted the church and asked for a statement of belief. It sent me several videos by US-based Oneness Pentecostal Pastor Gino Jennings, notably describing the trinity as “junk”, women preachers as following Satan, women who wear…

Do Not Store Up Your Treasures On Earth

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (Matthew 6:19) Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth,…. Meaning either treasures that are of an earthly nature and kind, the more valuable and excellent things of…

Powerful Testimonies – Salvation Through Jesus

Atheist, Muslims, Satanist, Gangsters, Strippers, Drug Addicts, Homosexuals, and myself all have one thing in common. We sin. No sin is too big for Jesus. He died on the cross for all of us. You have the winning ticket already. Redeem that winning ticket by asking the Lord Jesus Christ to come into your heart. Ask him for forgiveness and to change you from the inside out. There is no gift on earth that compares to the gift or eternal salvation. For God so…

The Jezebel Spirit and How it Operates

Without question, the nastiest, evil, most disgusting, cunning, and seductive spirit in Satan’s hierarchy has to be what many call the Jezebel spirit. What is the Jezebel spirit? The Jezebel spirit is not just one spirit like Satan is. This is a “type” of evil spirit in Satan’s kingdom. There is only one devil, one Satan, but there are many spirits that would be considered a Jezebel type spirit, as they all have a particular type of personality and a specific way in which…

New Synagogue Under Western Wall Examined

New Western Wall tunnels synagogue opened By Jeremy Sharon | December 19, 2017 18:49 The synagogue is deep inside the complex and is adjacent to the area above which the ancient Jewish temples on the Temple Mount stood, and the inner sanctum of the Holy of Holies in particular. A remarkable new synagogue within the Western Wall tunnels complex that took 12 years to build was dedicated and opened on Monday night, following the traditional Hanukka candle-lighting ceremony in the Western Wall plaza. The…