Bremerton HS students invite satanists to oppose praying coach

At the invitation of the Bremerton High School senior class president, Lilith Starr says that her group of self-described Satanists will attend the school's football game Thursday to protest a decision by a Christian coach to continue praying at the 50-yard line after games. - AP Photo/Elaine Thompson

BREMERTON — When the Bremerton BREMERTON — When the Bremerton Knights take the field against Sequim on Thursday, a group of Satanists dressed in ceremonial robes will be watching from the stands.

The members of The Satanic Temple of Seattle say they are coming to the game to advocate for religious equality, in light of the controversy sparked by Bremerton High School assistant football coach Joe Kennedy, who has threatened to sue the school district if he is not allowed to pray on the field after games.

Bremerton School District spokeswoman Patty Glaser confirmed Wednesday the district has received a request from the Satanic Temple asking to be allowed access to the field after the game for a ceremony. The district is working on a statement in response, Glaser said.

The Satanists aren’t coming uninvited. Two Bremerton High School students responded to a public offer made by the Temple this week to give an invocation at the game and asked the Satanists to attend.

The two students had different motivations for contacting the Satanists, but both said they wanted to emphasize the need for equal religious opportunity at their school. They believe if the district allows prayer on the football field after games, people of all faiths should be allowed to participate.

“The school district needs to create religious opportunity for everyone or ban it completely,” said Abe Bartlett, senior class president and one of the students who contacted the Satanic Temple. “There can’t be a middle ground.”

Bartlett said he was aware of Kennedy’s tradition of praying after games and wasn’t concerned with the coach’s actions in the past. “No harm no foul,” as Bartlett put it. He believed Kennedy’s intentions were good, at least to begin with. But Bartlett’s feelings changed as Kennedy moved toward legal action against the district this week.

“I think that crossed a line,” Bartlett said. “That’s when I felt the need to contact The Satanic Temple.”

Bartlett hopes the appearance by the Satanists will prompt action by the school district. He expects to receive backlash from some members of the community over his decision to contact the Temple, but he believes most will understand his motivation.

“I want to do what’s best with the kids at this point,” Bartlett said. “And not just what’s best for Joe Kennedy.”

It was national media coverage of the controversy that drove the other Bremerton High School student to respond to The Satanist Temple. The student asked to remain anonymous, fearing backlash from the community, but responded to questions Wednesday in an email to the Kitsap Sun.

“The portrayal of Joe Kennedy by Fox News as a would-be hero is definitely a reason why I’m frustrated,” the student, a self-described atheist, said. “Once Fox News covered us, we appear in the Seattle Times, all over atheist and Christian rights websites; our school is notorious for one man, despite our success in lowering dropout rates, student achievements, etc. It’s national coverage for a local school that I feel was doing pretty well.”

The student said the district didn’t go far enough to block Kennedy from praying. Like Bartlett, the student thinks inviting Satanists to pray at the game will help hasten a resolution.

“I hope the attention from outside interests will finally get all people to realize that this is why prayer and religion isn’t allowed in public schools or by public school officials,” the student said. “I’m quite exhausted with progress that we haven’t made, so it’s time to change strategies. Protesting won’t cut it.”

Bartlett said controversy over prayer at the school has sparked some healthy conversations between teachers and students. In some classes, he said the situation has been used as an opportunity to discuss the First Amendment and the polarized national debate over religion in schools.

That said, he hopes the maelstrom will die down after Thursday’s game, and life at Bremerton High can return to normal.


http://www.gopusa.com/news/2015/10/29/bremerton-hs-students-invite-satanists-to-oppose-praying-coach/

Catholic Bishop says made-for-tv event at infamous Bel Nor home is reckless and potentially dangerous

Video at link.

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“Any attempt to use the solemn Rite of Exorcism as entertainment exposes all participators to the danger of future hidden satanic attack.”

ST LOUIS- Friday night a cable TV show will broadcast a live exorcism inside a St. Louis County house.

And it’s not just any home. It’s the house where Catholic priests performed an exorcism on a young boy in 1949.

The true events that inspired the famous movie, ‘The Exorcist’, in 1973.

NewsChannel 5 got an exclusive first look at the made-for-TV event that leading Catholics in St. Louis are calling an unholy ritual.

It could be a house on any street in any town. But what happened here in Bel Nor, in 1949, is one of the most talked about paranormal events in modern history.

Jesuit priests from Saint Louis University performed an exorcism on a 14-year-old boy. A boy they believed was possessed by the devil himself.

The famous movie, “The Exorcist”, is based on the extraordinary events that happened here.

The most shocking details came straight from the diary of one of the SLU Jesuits involved. You can read the full text of the diary by clicking here.http://archive.ksdk.com/assetpool/documents/121026010134_SLU-exorcism-case-study.pdf

The diary describes the boy’s bed shaking violently, and mysterious scratch marks that appeared to spell words on the boy’s body.

“Many of the things you see in that movie (‘The Exorcist’),” said SLU archivist John Waide. “Evidently things like that or almost like that did happen.”

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But since 1949, nothing much out of the ordinary happened at the Bel Nor home, until just a few years ago.

In 2008, radio host Dave Glover invited people to spend a half hour in the room where the exorcism happened. Three tried–no one made it past five minutes.

“The look on one of the young lady’s face is as close to horror and terror that I ever want to see,” said the host of The Dave Glover Show on 97.1 FM.

Based on the genuine chills and screams from Dave Glover’s video shoot at the house, cable TV channel Destination America will have a crew and a bishop from an offshoot of the Roman Catholic church perform an exorcism on the house—on live TV, Friday night.

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“Exorcism is not entertainment,” says Bishop Robert Hermann with the Archdiocese of St. Louis. “Exorcism is serious business.”

Bishop Robert Hermann with the Catholic Archdiocese of St. Louis is deeply concerned. Bishop Hermann believes any attempt to conjure up the devil– even for a TV show– is a gravely serious and potentially dangerous stunt!

“It can only be done with the authority of the Archbishop by someone appointed by the Archbishop who is the exorcist for the diocese.”

“Exorcism is to be done privately so as not to give Satan a lot of publicity.”

Many neighbors in the area are also upset with the production.

“It’s ludicrous. It’s a big hoax. Don’t come. Don’t pay attention to it,” said Linda Kemp.

Common complaints you’ll hear include too much additional traffic and noise to blocked streets and driveways.

Greg Taylor said, “There’s just lots of trucks moving around. You hear the beeping every now and then.”

“Generators going at 11 o’clock at night. And they’re loud. You can’t sleep,” Shauna McWoods said.

McWoods, a Catholic, has even gone as far as to have her home blessed before the showtime.

She said, “Those negative spirits are real.”

Dancing Sun Miracle – Divine Mercy Hills, Philippines Video 9 Min.

Dancing Sun Miracle – Divine Mercy Hills, Philippines

Published on Oct 10, 2013

Over 10,000 devotees witnessed the inexplicable solar phenomenon — truly, a Divine, and Supernatural Manifestation that occurred in El Salvador city, Philippines during Feast Day of the Divine Mercy (Mercy Sunday).

The clouds broke, and from behind the mountains, the sun came out as an opaque disc in the sky. The sun danced, changed colours, spun like a pinwheel, and made a most sensational demonstration.

Many miraculous conversions and healings happened—most importantly, the healing of the human heart.

DIVINE MERCY HILL IN EL SALVADOR, PHILIPPINES IS HOLY GROUND

“It was in the year 2000, The Golden Jubilee Year – when a group of Divine Mercy devotees started to receive visions, messages and instructions from Jesus to start to build the Church of His Mercy.” The testimony is told in a pamphlet — published by the non-profit group Divine Mercy Foundation of Mindanao — and explains the mystery behind the Divine Mercy Hills shrine.

However the response was not an immediate yes.

“For three straight years the group ignored the Lord’s request to build His Church out of fear and worry.”

They only had P2,000 pesos (USD $50) in the bank.

“It was an enormous task that the Lord was asking them. They had mixed feelings of doubts and uncertainties how this project, which will be funded from solicitations and donations, will materialize. Their fears and worries even became bigger with with the catastrophic disaster of the Twin Towers in New York USA in 2001.”

The narrative continues, “However, God’s ways are not man’s ways and the Lord rebuked them for their lack of faith with this message, “Why do you doubt? The fact that you have doubts indicate that you do not know your God, as you should. If your prayer life is infiltrated with doubts, you have denied yourself the greatest single avenue of power that your God has made available to you. Without faith it is impossible to please God. Obedience to my commands always bring fulfillment. When I give you instructions, obey immediately and watch My perfect plan unfold in your life.”

God won out. “Armed only with deep faith in the Mercy and providence of the Lord and convinced of the urgency of the message” the group, comprised of homemakers and ordinary townsfolk, frantically followed up with years of activity and outreach letting divine intervention miraculously clear the path that was once obscured by doubt and incredulity.

Today, the 50-foot statue of the Divine Mercy Image stands on the hills overlooking the town of El Salvador, now a city, in Misamis Oriental in Mindanao and Macajalar Bay to the east. The red and pale rays in the image are made of stairs that lead up to an inner chamber within the heart of the image where a tabernacle awaits the pilgrim. The image stands like a lighthouse for ships at sea.

The symbolism is intentional. According to the testimony, “It serves as a beacon of hope for weary souls and a fountain of respite for all people.”

The little town of El Salvador in Mindanao where the Divine Mercy Hills Shrine is ensconced above a valley has become a magnet for pilgrims and travelers from all over the Philippines and many parts of the world eager to see the wonders of mercy that the Lord has wrought in this remote part of the world. Among them are the faithful who carry out the deeds prayers and words asked in the “Diary: Divine Mercy in My Soul” by Sister Faustina which reads, “I desire that the whole world know my infinite mercy. I desire to grant unimaginable graces to those souls who trust in My mercy.” (Diary 687)

“The site would be in this century what Fatima was in its own century according to the Lord,” explained Paquita Adaza, the spokesperson for the Divine Mercy Foundation of Mindanao, Inc. and one of the members of the charismatic prayer group that was inspired to carry out the enormous undertaking.

She explained it took their prayer group three years to act but in the end, the numerous signs, encouragement and inspiration from the Lord won out over what seemed insurmountable obstacles of fear, apprehension, lack of money and procrastination to build a shrine in an obscure town in Mindanao.

“True to His words, when the group submitted to God’s Holy Will, an endless account of miracles took place, from the discovery of the land, negotiations with lot owners, and finding funds for the purchase of the lots, up to the outpouring of donations for its initial developments and the construction of the P25M-plus, 50-foot statue in only three years.”

SUGGESTED LINKS:

The Blessed Virgin Mary: Miracle of the Sun
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YR6IN…

Divine Mercy Hills
http://www.divinemercyhills.net/

Catholics Come Home
http://www.catholicscomehome.org/

Catholic Answers
http://www.catholic.com/

Catechism of The Catholic Church
http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015…

Promises for Spreading the Devotion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_g3R6G…

[VIDEO] 7th-grader says Texas teacher FORCED students to deny God is real or get a FAILING GRADE

 

EAG – A Texas seventh-grader is standing up for her religious beliefs after she alleges her teacher forced students to deny that God is real, and threatened them with failing grades if they don’t agree.

Jordan Wooley, a seventh grade student at West Memorial Junior High School in the Katy Independent School District, testified at a school board meeting last night about an assignment in her reading class that caused a serious controversy, and expressed frustration about her teacher’s atheist indoctrination.

“Today I was given an assignment in school that questioned my faith and told me that God was not real. Our teacher had started off saying that the assignment had been giving problems all day. We were asked to take a poll to say whether God is fact, opinion or a myth and she told anyone who said fact or opinion was wrong and God was only a myth,” Wooley told board members.

Students immediately objected, Wooley said, but the teacher refused to consider their position.

“Another student asked the teacher if we could put what we believe in the paper, and she said we could … but you would fail the paper if you do,” Wooley told the board.

http://therightscoop.com/video-7th-grader-says-texas-teacher-forced-students-to-deny-god-is-real-or-get-a-failing-grade/

PRIEST WHO CONVERTED FROM EPISCOPAL CHURCH RELATES NUMEROUS EXPERIENCES WITH SOULS FROM PURGATORY

PRIEST WHO CONVERTED FROM EPISCOPAL CHURCH RELATES NUMEROUS EXPERIENCES WITH SOULS FROM PURGATORY

A priest in Scottsdale, Arizona, has established a chapel for the souls in purgatory in part as a consequence of his own experiences with the departed on the “other side.”

Father Doug Lorig, a convert from the Episcopalian faith, now pastor of one of the most prominent parishes in the Phoenix area, says the Lord has used a number of extraordinary mystical experiences to instruct him on the deeper devotions of Catholicism.

Those devotions include prayer for purgatorial souls — something that is not followed in most Protestant and evangelical denominations (where the afterlife has just two destinations: Heaven and hell). The chapel is called the Holy Souls Oratory and has the Blessed Sacrament.

For Father Lorig, going strong at 77 and full of the Spirit, it’s a matter of seeing some of it with his own eyes.

On about a dozen occasions, says the priest, he has personally encountered spirits of the dead, including at bedside during the night, and has been led to pray their souls toward Jesus.

Father Lorig, who was ordained a Catholic priest in 1984, and who is married with four children (and fifteen grandchildren), had some special experiences while at Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Nogales (near the Mexican border).

“It was built over an Indian graveyard — paleo-Indians who were peaceful,” says Father Lorig, pastor of Saint Maria Goretti parish (he is not associated with previous claims at this church of the supernatural).

“While we were digging a sacrarium — a dry well [for proper disposal of Communion wine] — the workmen came upon hand-made pots. We called the University of Arizona, which had paleontologists, and they came down.

“It was very interesting,” says the priest. “They asked — these archeologists from the university — if there had been any paranormal events associated with finding the pots. There had been two. Every time I crossed the church and sat at a pew it squeaked, but there was also a similar squeak in a pew across the way — as if someone was sitting down there as well. I discerned that an elderly man was following me and called the man who had been pastor before me and asked if he had experienced anything. He hadn’t. But his wife did: she felt an old Indian followed her around — ‘harmless,’ but a soul who didn’t belong there.

“The night before the archeologists came, I had a dream. In it I saw a desert hill and an old man, bent over and carrying a young girl — eight or nine, maybe younger; her hair was falling down and he was grieving.

“I woke up and wondered, ‘what was that?’ It turned out that they found a pot with the remains of a cremated old man and smaller one with the remains of a young girl — bone fragments in the pots that were a thousand years old. They were Las Trincheras Indians. I got the feeling the girl had died tragically and the old man was her grandfather.”

Once he prayed for them, the disturbances and feelings stopped.

It was as if a soul that apparently had wandered for ten centuries or at least manifested for that long simply needed prayer and acknowledgement — and now was at peace. Father Lorig was told by a friend who has Indian ancestry that they believe an Indian has two souls, one that guards the grave and the other that goes on to the Great Spirit.

The priest, who is also author of a book, A Father’s Heart: Rosary Meditations for Dads, recounts a time when out of the blue he was sent 1,300 holy cards that someone in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, had collected from funerals — and set about celebrating Mass for each one. “From then on there were many instances,” he says of the experiences. “It started out scaring me.” says Father Lorig. Before becoming Catholic Father Lorig says he went to Phoenix for a convention and in the middle of the night woke up and opened his eyes only to a woman with a little dog at the foot of the bed.

“I yelled out loud,” says Father Lorig. “The next  morning I went down to the desk and asked how long the man who was there had worked there and asked if a woman and a dog killed here and he said yes, there was a woman and her dog who had been killed in an accident on the street outside the hotel.”

“In Dallas there were experiences with the dead that scared me,” says the cleric. “I told God, ‘stop this. If this is something you’re doing, I don’t want it.’ I’d wake up in the middle of the night and see the spirit of a dead person.”

But the sightings were in association, he soon realized, with intercession the Lord desired.

In one case he buried a 17-year-old boy named Tony, who had been involved with drugs and committed suicide. “I prayed for him at every Mass for a year and about a year later went to Queen of Heaven Cemetery for another funeral, of newborn, and parked car at far end of cemetery,” says Father Doug. “I then went to the canopy and said prayers and consoled the family and was walking back past all these graves and just stopped because someone was calling my name.

“‘Father Doug, Father Doug.’

“And there was nobody there.

“I looked down — and there was Tony’s grave! I happened to be right there. And I had a locution.

“I heard him clearly say to me, ‘Father Doug: thank you.‘”

Some souls do their purgatory on earth, says the priest; some are earthbound — tied to a place of sin or grief, something they can not let go. The priest cites one case in which a young girl saw the spirit of another priest who had no mouth; as it turned out, the poor priest had committed suicide by shooting himself in the mouth.

The priest has found an effective formula is to have a Mass said for any soul that seems to be disturbing a place and gently telling the soul, “Call to Jesus. Keep saying ‘Jesus’ over and over, until He comes.”

http://www.spiritdaily.net/lorig.htm

A deer doe abandoned one of her twin fawns, the fawn had injured leg and could not keep up with the mother.16 min.Worth it.

Published on Sep 28, 2015

A deer doe abandoned one of her twin fawns, the fawn had injured leg and could not keep up with the mother.
I do not support keeping wild animals as a pets, but this was special situation. The baby deer was healed and released back to her real mother.
Update: The doe and two her fawns is still around, we seen them through the summer and the autumn.

I am thankful for every single person who liked, shared and left a comment. I didn’t expect this story to become so popular. I am sure that any of us with a little bit of a conscience about our existence, with love for the nature and animals would do the same.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eStXV_TYFFw&feature=youtu.be