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In Little Rock, a bronze statue was unveiled at the Arkansas State Capitol causing the attention of about 150 Satanists, atheists and Christians. The statue, in the image of a goat-headed, winged creature named Baphomet was revealed during a rally to call for the removal of a Ten Commandments monument already mounted on Capitol grounds.

About 150 Satanists, atheists and Christians attended the First Amendment rally Thursday. The Satanic Temple says the Ten Commandments monument violates constitutional freedom of religion rights and that the installation of their 7 ½-foot-tall (2.3-meter-tall) statue showing the 14th century idol seated and accompanied by smiling children would demonstrate religious tolerance.

"If you're going to have one religious monument up then it should be open to others, and if you don't agree with that then let's just not have any at all," said Satanic Arkansas cofounder Ivy Forrester, a rally organizer.
The statue can not be installed and was removed after the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled the Ten Commandments monument was also unconstitutional. There was a significant police presence during the course of the rally, however, protests during the event were peaceful in nature.

This rally, and other events such as the construction of the Arch of Triumph in New York City serve as reminders of what the Bible says about events that must come to pass before Jesus Christ is to return. People will continue turning their attention to false idols and call that which is bad good, and call that which is good bad.

These are uncertain times and call for Christians around the world to unite in prayer and commitment to following Biblical principles. Believers in Christ are called in spirit to set good examples for those who are lost and in need of a savior.

Source: Fox News

In a stunning find by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, hundreds of Catholic priests and clergy members have sexually abused more than one thousand child victims and possibly many more since the 1940's. Senior church officials, including a man who is now the archbishop of Washington, D.C., allegedly covered up the abuse, according to the states attorney general.

The Catholic Church, which is known, and highly criticized for thousands of sexual abuse allegations is not a stranger to the world of pedophilia. State-ordered investigations documented "tens of thousands of children from the 1940's to the 1990's" who suffered abuse at the hands of priests, nuns and church administration. This is shocking and terrifying considering the Church is one of the oldest religious institutions in history.

The obvious must be stated; the Catholic Church is not a safe environment for children. Even worse is the fact that many of the cases in Pennsylvania, and throughout the world, are products of systematic cover-up.

The investigation confirmed a "systematic cover-up by senior church officials in Pennsylvania and at the Vatican." The report itself provided scant detail about the Vatican's role beyond describing a series of confidential reports that bishops made to the Vatican about abusive priests.
How disturbing has this world become when innocent children can no longer be left alone and trusted with church officials?

The Catholic Church needs to perform a hard review of these cases and many other practices such as idol worship. Where is the distinction between Godly principles and the traditions of men? The word church no longer holds the same value and Godly meaning in this day and age. Isaiah 5:20 says, "woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!".

This is the world we live in now, and it more important than ever to use proper discernment when considering who and what is good in the eyes of God.

Please love each other with the love of the Lord.

Source: Fox News