Posted by: Sylvia | July 16, 2016

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Posted by: Sylvia | July 5, 2016

Koinonia House Update for July, 2016

Articles: Golgotha: Searching for the True Location of Christ’s Crucifixion; The Forgotten Christians; The Feasts of Israel
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In This Month’s Issue:

  • Golgotha: Searching for the True Location of Christ’s Crucifixion
    Bob Cornuke
  • The Forgotten Christians
    Dr. Steve Elwart
  • The Feasts of Israel
    Dr. Chuck Missler
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Posted by: Sylvia | June 30, 2016

Salad Dressing Recipes From Sylvia

4 Salad Dressings¶¶¶¶¶

2/3 c. Sugar

1 t. Salt

1 t. Dry mustard*

1/3 c. Wine (or apple cider) vinegar

1 c. Salad oil

1 t. Celery seed**

¼ onion, finely grated

*1/4 Dijon for French Vinaigrette

**1 T. Poppy seed for Poppy Seed Dressing

Add 2/3 c. Ketchup for Catalina

Blenderize all and put in a hot sterile bottle.

With the recipe as is you will have what is very close to Fran’s Celery Seed House Dressing that was so popular in Toronto for many years.

With the Dijon, you have a kid-friendly vinaigrette more in the French style, but use the wine vinegar.

If you like your Poppy Seed Dressing creamy, add ¼ c. mayonnaise before blenderizing.

For the Catalina (or Swiss Chalet’s Chalet Dressing), use the apple cider vinegar.

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Posted by: Sylvia | April 2, 2016

China to exert its influence over the U.S. economy

What’s the best way for a country like China to exert its influence over the U.S. economy?

Acquire American-owned companies like Chinese-owned Haier just did when they purchased General Electric’s (GE) appliance business for $5.4 billion. So much for American independence and authentic Independence Day celebrations on July 4th. America can no longer claim to be an independent nation when our manufacturing base is under foreign ownership or foreign control. After all, ownership equals control, and control equals sovereignty. We lose our sovereignty as a nation when foreign companies buy our land, factories, and companies.

How so? Because the more Chinese and other foreign companies establish ownership of American assets, plants and factories, the more they have the right to demand how our U.S economy is run, because how it is run affects them, too.

So since GE’s appliance business (not the entire company) is now under foreign ownership and therefore foreign control, what options are left for patriotic American consumers who want to keep profits, jobs, and tax revenue within the borders of the United States?

U.S. economic collapse: Donald Trump on America vs. China

Whirlpool just happens to be the only remaining major American-owned appliance company in the United States, and we need to support them with our consumer dollars when we shop for appliances. Whirlpool owns such popular brands as Maytag, Amana, KitchenAid, and Jenn-Air.

The only type of consumer appliance that Whirlpool does not make in America (and virtually no appliance company makes in America) is the consumer microwave oven (Amana makes commercial microwaves in the USA). I have an American-made microwave oven from a company called Dacor. I did pay (and you would too) a significant amount of money above and beyond your traditional microwave oven (like Whirlpool), but I look at it not as an extra cost, but rather an investment in America.

Whirlpool has nine manufacturing plants in the Unites States:

  • Freezers are made in Ottawa, Ohio
  • Ranges are made in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Dishwashers are made in Findlay, Ohio
  • Washers are made in Clyde, Ohio
  • Dryers are made in Marion, Ohio
  • Refrigerators are made in Fort Smith, Arkansas and Amana, Iowa
  • Portables are made in Greenville, Ohio
  • Cooking products are made in Cleveland, Tennessee (a 400,000 sq. ft. distribution center and one million sq. ft. manufacturing plant, which is the world’s largest premium cooking manufacturing plant).

Whirlpool employs 15,000 manufacturing workers in the U.S. and 22,000 American employees overall.

Chairman and CEO Jeff Fettig joined Whirlpool in 1981 as an operations associate and worked his way up the Whirlpool ranks over the years. It’s great to know that when you buy Whirlpool products (like I do) that the CEO of the company actually cares about the country where his company is based, which is evident when he said, “Our U.S. presence is, and always will be, the foundation of our global enterprise. We are very confident in the future of U.S. manufacturing and proud to have more U.S. manufacturing employees than all of our major competitors combined.”

It is one thing for a corporate CEO to talk the patriotic talk, but Jeff Fettig’s company walks the patriotic walk, which is evident by their nine domestic factories.

Another example that shows evidence that Whirlpool is patriotic-minded company is the fact that the company recently (December 2015) asked the federal government to impose tariffs on clothes washers made in China by South Korean-owned Samsung and LG. Whirlpool didn’t close American factories to move to China to join their foreign-owned and foreign-made competition. They made a bold statement that they want to stay in the USA and get tariff protection so they don’t have to put their American workers in unemployment lines.

Three years ago, Whirlpool asked our government to slap tariffs on other companies (LG and Samsung included) that they perceived were selling appliances below the cost of production in the USA from Mexico (a practice called dumping – which is illegal). Our government concluded Whirlpool was right, and imposed import tariffs as high as 72.4 percent.

The Whirlpool refrigerator I bought in 2008 (which is still running of course) has a sticker with this information proudly affixed inside next to an American flag logo: Whirlpool World Class appliances built with American Pride. Employing more U.S. workers than any other major appliance maker. Designed, Engineered & Assembled in the USA.

Chinese-owned Haier does produce some appliances in the USA, but all profits accrue to Chinese owners, Chinese investors, and Chinese stockholders. Taxes on those profits are paid to the Chinese treasury. The point is even if a given product is made in the USA, we still send profits and tax revenue to the country that owns the brand.

It’s ironic that Chinese-owned Haier is buying GE’s appliance business at least partly with money that used to be ours. Many Americans have purchased Haier products, often not knowing and maybe not even caring who owned the company or where it was based.

Now Haier is buying a popular American brand name with the money we sent them, and all future profits from the selling of GE appliances will accrue to China. More wealth gets siphoned out of the country, and we become poorer as a nation because of it.

Every purchase produces paychecks for someone. Let’s make sure our purchases produce paychecks for American workers (employed by American-based companies) and not workers in foreign countries who pay no taxes to America. source

The Real Reason Lying Ted Cruz Is Trying To Distract You With His Scripted, Phony Outrage
by Geoffrey Grider March 25, 2016

Unless you are comparing him to Richard Simmons, Ted Cruz is not a ‘tough guy’ by anyone’s standards. The Interwebs rightly lambasted him for his laughable and obviously staged presentation. So after enjoying a good chuckle I got to thinking. After thinking a good while, I started digging and that’s when it all became clear.

When this thing is all said and done, there will be fingerprints on the National Enquirer story but they won’t belong to Donald Trump.

I must admit that when first watching the video of Ted Cruz ‘getting tough’ with Donald Trump, and calling him a ‘snivelling coward’, I actually laughed outloud. Being a former Hollywood actor myself, I immediately recognized a line reading when I saw one. That’s right, ‘Lying Ted’ Cruz was acting, and bad acting at that.
Watch ‘Lying Ted’ read his carefully practiced lines:

Unless you are comparing him to Richard Simmons, Ted Cruz is not a ‘tough guy’ by anyone’s standards. The Interwebs rightly lambasted him for his laughable and obviously staged presentation. So after enjoying a good chuckle I got to thinking. After thinking a good while, I started digging and that’s when it all became clear.

Ted Cruz has created this entire thing to distract you from what he is really doing. What is he really doing? He has formed an alliance with the powerful Bush moneymen and GOP elites in order to create an environment in which he will outright steal the nomination in a forced, brokered convention.
Welcome to the make-believe world of ‘Lying Ted’ Cruz:

Everything you see from Ted Cruz is carefully orchestrated and staged. Fake would be a better term. When he ‘blasted’ Donald Trump earlier in the week it was nothing more than calculated, scripted faux outrage and Cruz used a line from a Michael Douglas movie. And he was so nervous knowing he was ‘delivering a line’, that he nearly screws it up at the end when he struggled to remember how it ended. Watch for yourself and see below:

Fred and Jay Zeidman, two prominent Houston-based Republicans, have decided to support Ted Cruz, they told POLITICO on Thursday.

Fred Zeidman, who sits on the board of the Republican Jewish Coalition — along with GOP mega-donor Sheldon Adelson — was previously a bundler for Jeb Bush and is a longtime Bush family donor. He was also appointed by George W. Bush to chair the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council. Jay Zeidman, his son, also raised money for Jeb Bush and is close with Bush’s son, George P. Bush. The Zeidmans are throwing their support to Cruz, the Texas senator, a day after Jeb Bush said he would support Cruz in an effort to stop Trump. Neil Bush, one of Jeb Bush’s brothers, is already on Cruz’s finance committee as Cruz seeks to emerge as the GOP’s single alternative to Trump.

“Though we agree that the Senator’s pathway to the nomination may be an uphill climb, he does have a chance if he can secure enough delegates to head in to a brokered convention,” Jay Zeidman said.

Mr. Cruz’s supporters also seized five of Louisiana’s six slots on the three powerful committees that will write the rules and platform at the Republican National Convention and mediate disputes over delegates’ eligibility this summer in Cleveland.

The little-noticed inside maneuvering that led to this outcome in Louisiana is another dramatic illustration of the inside game that could have an outsize influence on the bitter race for the GOP nomination. A similar process played out three weeks ago in Coweta County, Ga.

Ted Cruz wants everyone busy and distracted while he and his team conspire to steal the nomination

When this thing is all said and done, there will be fingerprints on the National Enquirer story but they won’t belong to Donald Trump. We believe that it will come out in the end that this entire thing was fabricated by Cruz operatives to create a distraction while they steal the nomination. This is the ‘final solution’ that the GOP has come up with to try and stop Donald Trump.

The only question is, will America be dumb enough to fall for it?

Posted by: Sylvia | March 7, 2016

Knock, Knock…Who’s There?

Facts that the Mormon Church Doesn’t Want You to Know

“But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. ” Galatians 1:8 (KJV)

Most of us have had a Mormon Missionary knock at our door. If you have ever invited them in and listened to a presentation of their beliefs, you probably found most but not all of what they said very similar to those beliefs held by Christians.

However, while trying to convince you that your Church is wrong and the Mormon Church is right, there are several points they intentionally leave out.

Mormon Secrets: What the Missionaries Don’t Tell

This clever animated presentation of Mormonism will make you laugh, but at the same time tell you exactly what Mormons believe and the truth of what Mormonism teaches.

Below is a list of Mormon beliefs the missionaries will be reluctant to tell you about:

  • God was not always God – “We have imagined and supposed that God was God from all eternity. I will refute that idea, and take away the veil, so that you may see.” Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, pg. 345
  • Jesus and Satan are brothers – “The appointment of Jesus to be the Savior of the world was contested by one of the other sons of God. He was called Lucifer, son of the morning. Haughty, ambitious, and covetous of power and glory, this spirit-brother of Jesus desperately tried to become the Savior of mankind.” Milton R. Hunter, Gospel Through the Ages, pg.15
  • Jesus was a polygamist -“I discover that some of the Eastern papers represent me as a great blasphemer, because I said, in my lecture on Marriage, at our last Conference, that Jesus Christ was married at Cana of Galilee, that Mary, Martha, and others were his wives, and that he begat children.” (Orson Hyde, Journal of Discourses 2:210)The grand reason of the burst of public sentiment in anathemas upon Christ and his disciples, causing his crucifixion, was evidently based upon polygamy, according to the testimony of the philosophers who rose in that age. A belief in the doctrine of a plurality of wives caused the persecution of Jesus and his followers. We might almost think they were ‘Mormons'” Jedediah M. Grant, Journal of Discourses, 1:346
  • Adam was God – “Now hear it, O inhabitants of the earth, Jew and Gentile, Saint and sinner! When our father Adam came into the garden of Eden, he came into it with a celestial body, and brought Eve, one of his wives, with him. He helped to make and organize this world. He is Michael, the Archangel, the Ancient of Days! about whom holy men have written and spoken–He is our Father, and our God, and the only God with whom we have to do.” (Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses 1:50)”I have learned by experience that there is but one God that pertains to this people and he is the god that pertains to this earth–The first man. That first man sent his own son to redeem the world…”Heber C. Kimball, Journal of Discourses 4:1

Mormon Spokesman Explains Why Blacks Aren’t Allowed In Priesthood (1973)

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  • Brigham Young said only polygamists become gods – “The only men who become Gods, even the Sons of God, are those who enter into polygamy.” Journal of Discourses 11:269)
  • The bible cannot be trusted – “I believe the Bible as it read when it came from the pen of the original writers. Ignorant translators, careless transcribers, or designing and corrupt priests have committed many errors.” (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph smith, pg.327)”But the Bible has been robbed of its plainness; many sacred books having been lost, others rejected by the Romish Church, and what few we have left, were copied and recopied so many times, that it is admitted that almost every verse has been corrupted and mutilated to that degree that any two of them read alike.” Orson Pratt, The Seer, pg.213

50 Problems With The Teachings Of The Mormon Church:

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  • The bible cannot be trusted – “I believe the Bible as it read when it came from the pen of the original writers. Ignorant translators, careless transcribers, or designing and corrupt priests have committed many errors.” (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph smith, pg.327)”But the Bible has been robbed of its plainness; many sacred books having been lost, others rejected by the Romish Church, and what few we have left, were copied and recopied so many times, that it is admitted that almost every verse has been corrupted and mutilated to that degree that any two of them read alike.” Orson Pratt, The Seer, pg.213
  • You must accept Joseph Smith as a prophet to be saved – “There is “no salvation without accepting Joseph Smith. The word “salvation,” used in this context, must really mean “exaltation” because former Mormon apostle Bruce R. McConkie stated in his book Mormon Doctrine that general salvation is given to everyone regardless of belief. Personal salvation or exaltation to the highest form of Mormon heaven comes only by accepting Joseph Smith as a prophet of god and by following the laws of the LDS church.” Tenth LDS President Joseph Fielding Smith in his book, Doctrines of Salvation

Print this page out and keep it handy the next time Mormons come to your door so you can ask them about any or all of the points we raise. And when you do, please write and let us know how they responded.

We will be happy to publish it in a followup article!

Posted by: Sylvia | March 1, 2016

Peace Or Submission?

I don’t have a problem with Muslims any more than I have a problem with Germans. I have a major problem with ISIS and Shari’a Law just like I have a problem with Nazi ideology and laws that are unjust to women and children. I am concerned that this man is undermining the Constitution of the United States and holds himself above its every citizen, and apparently no-one has the power to stop him. My father fought for democracy, and it makes me angry that this president, who was not even born in the United States, has deceived and seduced so many Americans into turning away from their birthright. So I’m going to keep on posting things that I hope will make people wake up and think, even if I don’t totally agree with their rhetoric.

President Obama spoke warmly about Islam during his speech at a mosque today, highlighting the contributions that Muslims had made to the fabric of American society.

Obama met with Muslim leaders during a visit to the Islamic Society of Baltimore, before delivering a speech there. This is Obama’s first visit to a mosque as president, and his speech was full of his usual blather about how great Islam is.

“Islam has always been part of America,” he said, detailing the beginnings of the religion among African slaves brought to America.

Then he very slyly inserted his next comment and boldly lied about the meaning and origins of the word “Islam” when he said this:

“The very word Islam comes from ‘Salam’ – peace,” he said. “The standard greeting is ‘As-Salaam-Alaikum’ – ‘Peace be upon you,’” he explained. “Like so many faiths, Islam is rooted in a commitment to compassion and mercy and justice and charity. “Whoever wants to enter paradise, the prophet Mohammad taught, let him treat people the way he would love to be treated,” he said as the audience applauded. “For Christians like myself, I’m assuming that sounds familiar,” he continued.

The word Islam, which means ‘submission’, is derived from the infinitive Salama. So is the word Salam which means ‘peace’ and so is the verb Salima which means ‘to be saved or to escape from danger’. One of the derivations of the infinitive Salama means ‘the stinging of a snake’ or ‘The tanning of the leather’. Hence, if the word Islam has something to do with the word Salam i.e. ‘Peace’, does that also mean that it must be related to the ‘stinging of the snake’ or ‘tanning the leather’?

Obama Speaks at the Islamic Society of Baltimore:

Do yourself a favor and skip the Muslim lovevest bloviation and just watch from minute 9:00 – 9:30 to hear him lie about what the word “islam” really means.

Muhammad used to send letters to the kings and leaders of the surrounding countries and tribes, inviting them to surrender to his authority and to believe in him as the messenger of Allah. He always ended his letters with the following two words: “Aslim, Taslam!”. Although these two words are derived from the same infinitive Salama which is the root of Salam, i.e. ‘Peace’, neither one of them implies the meaning of ‘peace’. The sentence means ‘surrender and you will be safe’, or in other words, ‘surrender or face death’. So where is the meaning of ‘Peace’ in such a religion that threatens to kill other people if they don’t submit to it?

The Qur’an not only ordered the killing of those who embraced Islam and afterwards decided to renegade, but also commanded the followers to fight all nations until they either believe in it, pay the Jizya or face death:

“Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the last day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and his apostle nor acknowledge the religion of truth of the people of the Book (the Jews and the Christians) until they pay the Jizya with willing submission and feel themselves subdued.” Surat At-Tauba 9:29

And in the same Sura, verse 5, the Qur’an also states: “Fight and slay the pagans wherever ye find them and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem …”

The word “Islam” means submission, the act of your submitting to the rule of the moon god Allah via his false prophet Mohammed. Obama, having spent 12 years in Islam school in Indonesia, knows this fact all too well. So why did he lie and say Islam means peace”

Because he was practicing Taqiyya, that’s why.

Allahu Akbar, y’all!

Posted by: Sylvia | February 22, 2016

Marital Fun With Mufti Hassan

Palestinian Mufti Gives Instruction On Proper Islamic Way To Beat Your Wife

by Geoffrey Grider

A Palestinian leader has given tips for dealing with a rocky marriage – which includes a husband beating their wife ‘so long as it does not make them ugly’.

Hassan al-Laham, who holds the title of ‘mufti [legal expert] of Gaza’, was speaking on official Palestinian Authority TV. He detailed what steps a husband ought to take to try and prevent a divorce, which included hitting their wife ‘jokingly’.

He said a husband should first give a warning to his wife while he demonstrates ‘good relations, dialogue, respect and humanity’. He then offers the gentle reminder that ‘you did not buy her her as a slave…nor did you buy her in the market.’

PA Mufti of Gaza explains how to hit your wife: “Not hitting that will bring the police”

Following that, he said the warning should be made with a ‘good word, good treatment and a positive look’.

He added how this ought to be done ‘inside the home’ and they must show no problems in their marriage to the outside world.

As well as this, the marital couple will also sleep in separate beds.

If this fails to resolve the tensions, Laham advised the husband to take the next step – hitting, but ‘hitting that does not make her ugly.’ Speaking

to the female TV host, he said: ‘In other words, not hitting that will bring the police, and break her hand and cause bleeding, or hitting that makes the face ugly.

The hitting is not meant to disfigure, harm or degrade. The hitting will be like a joke. He will hit her jokingly.’ He then repeated: ‘Not a blow that breaks a bone or makes the face ugly. ‘The hitting is a kind of reminder that the love and friendship that Allah commanded is still found between us [the couple].’ source

Posted by: Sylvia | February 22, 2016

Apple & Terrorists?

Apple is fighting the FBI over a court order requiring the tech giant to unlock a terrorist’s iPhone — but it appears the company had no problem breaking into at least 70 other protected smartphones.

Dozens of other times, Apple had no problem at all complying with judges orders to unlock iPhones of suspected criminals. So why all of a sudden is Apple refusing to comply? Could it be because the phones in question belong to 2 Islamic terrorists Syed Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik who gunned down 14 innocent people at a Christmas party last year? Yeah, that’s the ticket.

The California-based tech giant Apple unlocked dozens of iPhones at federal investigators’ requests between 2008 and 2015, a prosecutor argued last year. The October refusal bewildered New York prosecutors, who claimed the iPhone maker “complied” with at least 70 other requests to unlock suspects’ phones, Motherboard reported at the time. Each request was made under the All Writs Act, a 1789 statute that grants federal courts broad power to issue “necessary or appropriate” writs.

“Apple had an established procedure to routinely take any of these requests, comply with them, processing them,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Saritha Komatireddy said in court.

In defending its refusal, Apple said unlocking a secure phone would undermine its customers’ trust

“Apple is saying it does not want to do this. It does not want to be in the business of being a method by which customer data is disclosed,” an Apple lawyer said.

5 Darkest Apple Secrets:

Presenting Apple’s 5 darkest secrets including stressed out factory workers exposed to dangerous iPhone chemicals at Foxconn, the real Steve Jobs, tax loopholes that allow Apple to hide billions, the mysterious origins of the Apple logo, and Apple’s secret worldwide police force out to hunt down leaks and missing prototypes.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Sheri Pym issued an All Writs Act for the Farook case on Tuesday without giving Apple a chance to respond.

She ordered Apple to create a software that would allow investigators into Farook’s phone, which may contain information about his Dec. 2 shooting spree that left 14 people dead. Farook and his co-shooter, his wife, were killed in a gun battle with cops after the attack.

Shortly after the demand, Cook broadcast its objections to the order in a fiery letter to customers. The CEO cited privacy concerns as his chief complaint against the demand — and he did not mention any of the previous 70 court-ordered unlockings. source

Pope Francis The Politician Delivers Blistering Attack On Donald Trump And The Wall Of Mexico

by Geoffrey Grider

Pope Francis said Thursday that Donald Trump is “not Christian” if he wants to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border. Trump immediately fired back, saying it is disgraceful for a religious leader to question a person’s faith.

“Then said I unto them, Ye see the distress that we are in, how Jerusalem lieth waste, and the gates thereof are burned with fire: come, and let us build up the wall of Jerusalem, that we be no more a reproach.” Nehemiah 2:7 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: As we have been showing you, Pope Francis has become a papal politician, and today he takes his shot at far-and-away frontrunner Donald Trump. In his distorted theology, Pope Francis asserts that a Christian would not build a protective wall on their borders. If would open up that dusty, old book of his called the Bible, Francis would see that wall building is indeed biblical. But now that the Pope has jumped in to try and stop Trump, it convinces me even more that Trump is the man that needs to sit in the Oval Office. Yes sir, the New World Order does not want Donald J. Trump to be president. I call that a ‘ringing endorsement’!

The rare back-and-forth between pontiff and presidential candidate was the latest astonishing development in a U.S. presidential race that has been roiled by Trump’s freewheeling rhetoric and controversial policy proposals, particularly on immigration.

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The front-runner for the Republican nomination, Trump has said that if elected, he will build a wall along the Mexican border from Texas to California and expel 11 million people who are in the country illegally. The Pope’s comments en route home from Mexico came hours after he prayed at the Mexican border for people who died trying to reach the United States.

Pope Francis Says Donald Trump is “Not Christian”:

Pope Francis: Thank God he said I was a politician because Aristotle defined the human person as ‘animal politicus.’ At least I am a human person. As to whether I am a pawn, well, maybe, I don’t know. I’ll leave that up to your judgment and that of the people. And then, a person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian. This is not in the Gospel. As far as what you said about whether I would advise to vote or not to vote, I am not going to get involved in that. I say only that this man is not Christian if he has said things like that.

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Asked what he thought of Trump’s pledge, Francis said: “A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian. This is not in the gospel.”

Not having heard about Trump’s border plans independently, Francis said he’d “give the benefit of the doubt.” But he added: “I say only that this man is not Christian if he has said things like that.”

Trump, a Presbyterian, shot back within minutes.

“For a religious leader to question a person’s faith is disgraceful,” Trump said at a campaign stop in South Carolina, which holds a key primary on Saturday. “I am proud to be a Christian and as president I will not allow Christianity to be consistently attacked and weakened.”

Donald Trump Responds to Pope Francis:

At a campaign rally in Kiawah, SC, GOP Presidential front-runner Donald Trump responded to Pope Francis’ claim that maybe Mr. Trump isn’t a Christian. Mr. Trump read from a press release that his campaign sent out to the media and then went on to say that if elected he will protect and defend Christianity

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He also said the Mexican government has disparaged him to the Pope and separately invoked the Islamic State group, saying that if it attacks the Vatican, “I can promise you that the Pope would have only wished and prayed that Donald Trump would have been president because this would not have happened.”

Trump has been critical of the pope’s visit to Mexico. He said last week that Francis’ plans to pray at the border showed he is a political figure being exploited by the Mexican government.

Asked Thursday if he felt he was being used as a pawn of Mexico, Francis said he didn’t know.

“I’ll leave that up to your judgment and that of the people,” he said.

He seemed pleased to hear that Trump had called him a “political” figure, noting that Aristotle had described the human being as a “political animal.” source

“And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” Revelation 17:5 (KJV)

Geoffrey Grider | February 18, 2016 at 3:56 pm | Tags: donald trump, Mexican Wall, Pope Francis | Categories: Catholic Church, Donald Trump, Headline News | URL: http://wp.me/p1kFP6-aBS

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