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  • How Christian Are the Trumps?

    02/22/2017 2:10:13 AM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 72 replies
    Cathoic Herald ^ | January 21, 2017 | Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith
    Donald and Melania Trump are Christians who seem to occupy a grey area between churches. At Donald Trump’s recent rally in Florida, Mrs Trump was at his side and at one point led the audience in the recitation of the Our Father. This strikes me as unusual, given the American obsession with the so called separation between Church and State. I am guessing that most people at the rally, including the Donald, were delighted, and most of anti-Trump America would have had their prejudices confirmed. Prayer has long been a bone of contention in America. Prayers are banned in American...
  • Interview with Priest's Killer: Missionary Activities a 'Threat' (Turkey)

    02/21/2017 11:42:23 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 1 replies
    Clarion Project ^ | February 20, 2017 | Uzay Bulut
    A human rights lawyer accuses the police and intel units of having a hand in the murders of Christian clergymen in Turkey by turning a blind eye.Father Andrea Santoro, an Italian Catholic priest, was murdered on February 5, 2006 in the Santa Maria Catholic Church in the northern Turkish city of Trabzon, where he served.Oguzhan Akdin, the killer of the 61-year-old priest, was 16 at the time. He was released on probation in August of last year.The Turkish newspaper Karadeniz recently conducted an interview with Akdin, asking him about his motives for killing of the priest and whether he regrets...
  • The River of Life flows from Grace not works[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/20/2017 2:28:16 PM PST · by Jedediah · 12 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles, Bible ^ | 2-17-17 | Jedediah
    My River flows for you my children and not by any works of your hands but it is by my Grace , if nothing else was done by you " Behold I AM complete in my sacrifice for all " ,therefore die to self and just allow Me to be your first fruit in and through all for I AM your very breath and spirit ! Now just abide in Me " The Vine" and allow Me to love on you where you are right now by just releasing your yoke of works to Me for I AM your Glory...
  • Islamic State Posts Video of Man It Says Was Egypt Church Bomber

    02/19/2017 12:56:13 PM PST · by markomalley · 1 replies
    US News ^ | 2/19/17 | Ali Abdelaty
    Islamic State published a video on Sunday threatening Egyptian Christians and showing the last statement of a man it said was responsible for the deadly bombing in December of a Coptic cathedral in Cairo. The masked man in battle-dress, whom the group identified as Abu Abdallah al-Masri, is seen encouraging militants all over the world not to give up and promising Islamists jailed in Egypt they will be freed soon, when the group "liberates" Cairo. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi had already identified the bomber as a 22-year-old student called Mahmoud Shafik, and it is believed Abu Abdallah al-Masri was his...
  • Christian florist loses religious liberty case, will appeal to US Supreme Court

    02/18/2017 4:19:14 AM PST · by EBH · 12 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 2/16/2017 | Matt Hadro
    Seattle, Wash., Feb 16, 2017 / 03:35 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Washington state florist must pay fines and legal costs for conscientiously objecting to serving a same-sex wedding, as the state’s supreme court upheld a lower court’s decision on Thursday. “It’s wrong for the state to force any citizen to support a particular view about marriage or anything else against their will. Freedom of speech and religion aren’t subject to the whim of a majority; they are constitutional guarantees,” Kristin Waggoner, senior counsel with the group Alliance Defending Freedom who argued the case before the Washington Supreme Court, stated Feb....
  • Court rules yet ANOTHER Christian owner must promote homosexual agenda

    02/16/2017 3:14:39 PM PST · by 198ml · 37 replies
    In yet another case where an LGBT “non-discrimination” order trumped First Amendment rights, the Washington Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that conscience rights don’t matter when it comes to running a business. In the case of Ingersoll v. Arlene’s Flowers – in which a gay client sued Baronelle Stutzman, a Christian floral artist who refused to participate in his same-sex wedding – the Evergreen State’s high court ruled that Stutzman’s First Amendment rights to freedom and expression should be subjugated to the LGBT agenda.
  • Several Christians Murdered In Egypt

    02/11/2017 5:25:23 PM PST · by george76 · 3 replies
    BosNewsLife ^ | February 10, 2017
    Christians in Egypt are mourning after another believer was murdered in Egypt, the fifth killing in less than two weeks. Ishak Ibrahim Fayez Younan, 37, was found dead by his brother at the victim's temporary residence in the old part of Cairo, the capital. He leaves behind a grieving wife and two children, ages 10 and 12, Christians said. Ishak's death bears similarities with the other slain Christians who each had their throat cut, while money and other valuables were left behind, according to Christians familiar with the situation. Egypt police reportedly said that robbery was the motive ... The...
  • Christian pastor tells South African congregation to drink RAT POISON to 'show forth their faith'

    02/10/2017 8:41:26 AM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | Feb. 10, 2017 | Hannah Al-othman For Mailonline
    A Christian pastor in South Africa has sparked outrage after encouraging worshipers at his church to drink deadly rat poison. Pastor Light Monyeki told worshipers at the Grace Living Hope Ministries to drink from a bottle of water laced with noxious Rattex to 'nourish their bodies' and 'heal their sickness'. After the pastor took a sip from the bottom, 'a multitude of congregants voluntarily ran to the front to have a drink of the deadly poison', the church claimed. Sharing pictures of Monyeki pouring the poisoned water down congregants' throats, the church wrote in a Facebook post: 'The man of...
  • Abortionist Says He Does Abortions Because of a “Life-Altering Conversion” to Christianity

    02/08/2017 5:39:00 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Feb. 8, 2017 | KATIE YODER
    One abortionist is revealing his abortion religion – and one New York Times writer couldn’t get enough of it. In a piece published Wednesday, New York Times Magazine columnist Ana Marie Cox interviewed Willie J. Parker, a Mississippi abortionist and former Planned Parenthood medical director, on his upcoming Life’s Work memoir. During the interview, Parker pointed to his faith as the reason he performs abortions. And while abortion is “life-ending,” he added, it isn’t “killing a person” – just a “human entity.” From the very beginning, Cox hyped that Parker’s book “is rooted” by his “moral and spiritual argument in...
  • Who Will Protect Nigeria’s Northern Christians?

    02/07/2017 10:04:13 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Spectator (U.K.) ^ | 2/4 | Douglas Murray
    Every week, there are more massacres, but nobody seems to mind — not even their own governmentAnother day in northern Nigeria, another Christian village reeling from an attack by the Muslim Fulani herdsmen who used to be their neighbours — and who are now cleansing them from the area. The locals daren’t collect the freshest bodies. Some who tried earlier have already been killed, spotted by the waiting militia and hacked down or shot. The Fulani are watching everything closely from the surrounding mountains. Every week, their progress across the northern states of Plateau and Kaduna continues. Every week, more...
  • 'If You Love Jesus, Then Die Like Jesus!': Muslim Persecution of Christians, November 2016

    02/06/2017 8:15:04 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    Raymond Ibrahim ^ | Monday, February 6, 2017 | Gatestone Institute
    Originally published by the Gatestone Institute https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/9875/muslim-persecution-christians-november Reports of Christian life under the Islamic State (ISIS) continued throughout November. Many of these came from the ancient Christian towns surrounding Mosul, such as Batnaya and Qaraqosh, conquered by ISIS in August, 2014, and liberated in late October, 2016. One Christian man, Esam, from Qaraqosh, related what ISIS did after his sister's husband refused to convert to Islam: "He was crucified and tortured in front of his wife and children, who were forced to watch. They [ISIS] told him that if he loved Jesus that much, he would die like Jesus." The...
  • One in 14 Catholic priests accused of abuse in Australia

    02/06/2017 7:50:39 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Monday, February 6, 2017 | PTI
    Seven percent of Catholic priests were accused of abusing children in Australia between 1950 and 2010 but the allegations were never investigated, "shocking and indefensible" data showed on Monday during an inquiry into paedophilia in the church. The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse heard that 4,444 alleged incidents of paedophilia were reported to church authorities and in some dioceses, more than 15% of priests were perpetrators. Australia ordered the Royal Commission in 2012 after a decade of growing pressure to investigate allegations of child abuse across the country, with the inquiry now in its final phase...
  • A ‘Marshall Plan’ for Iraq: Rebuilding Christian Villages on the Nineveh Plains

    02/06/2017 4:47:37 AM PST · by NYer · 10 replies
    Catholic Lane ^ | February 3, 2017 | Maria Lozano
    Destruction on the Nineveh plains; ACN photo NEW YORK—“Hope is coming back to the Nineveh plains!” That is the verdict of the Middle East expert of Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), the international Catholic charity.Just back from a fact-finding mission to the region in northern Iraq recently liberated from the grip of ISIS, Father Andrzej Halemba said that “despite the many urgent questions that need clarification, people are willing to return to their villages.” The biggest challenges include the illegal property appropriations of abandoned homes, an investigation into the alleged use of chemical weapons in the destruction of...
  • Self-Described ‘Radical Muslim’ on Terror List Accused of Executing Christian Pastor ( Colorado)

    02/04/2017 5:18:58 AM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    politistick ^ | February 2, 2017 | Matthew K. Burke
    A self-described “radical Muslim” man, Joshua Cummings, 37, who was on the FBI’s terror watch list, is accused of murdering in cold blood a Christian pastor of over 30 years, Pastor Scott Von Lanken, who was working as a contract security officer for the Regional Transportation District (RTD) in the Denver, CO, area to make ends meet when he was brutally executed by being shot in the back of the head. Police told Fox 31 Denver that jihadist materials were found inside a backpack at the time of Cummings’ arrest after security camera footage helped track him down. ... Scott...
  • Chris Pratt Reveals His Conversion to Christianity

    02/02/2017 12:17:32 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    pj media ^ | 1/6/17 | Tyler O'Neil
    Chris Pratt is a rare bird: a conservative Christian who is also a major star in Hollywood. In an interview this week for Vanity Fair, Pratt described his conversion to Christianity....
  • ‘Trump is Right, in a Way’: These Christian Syrians in Pa. Back the Travel Ban

    02/01/2017 6:41:16 PM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/30/17 | Jose A. DelReal
    ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Hookah smoke drifted through the restaurant as Elias Shetayh and Aziz Wehbey spoke intently about their support for President Trump, whose temporary halt on immigration from war-torn Syria — their homeland — had touched off a political firestorm. Nearby, a waitress carried out several platters of Mediterranean food to a large Arab American family. Trump is right, in a way, to do what he’s doing,” Shetayh said, discussing the executive order banning certain immigrants from entry into the United States. “This country is going into a disaster. Allentown and surrounding Lehigh County have one of the country’s...
  • Black Pastor: “People Cry for Harambe, But They Have no Love for Babies Killed Every Day”.....

    01/31/2017 8:51:53 AM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | January 31, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    FULL TITLE: Black Pastor: “People Cry for Harambe, But They Have no Love for Babies Killed Every Day” in Abortions Bishop Vincent Mathews Jr. of the Church of God in Christ issued a strong call to Americans to stand up against the injustice of abortion on Friday during the March for Life. Mathews, a leader in the predominantly black denomination, led the prayer that kicked off the march, which drew hundreds of thousands of pro-lifers to the nation’s capital on Friday. Before praying, Mathews talked about how the abortion industry targets the black community, and how churches like his are...
  • Christian Charities Profit from $1 Billion Fed Program to Resettle Refugees, 40 Percent Muslim

    01/31/2017 6:15:33 AM PST · by davikkm · 40 replies
    Though they are officially “non-profit” organizations, Catholic Charities, Lutheran Social Services, and several other Christian organizations are profiting from lucrative contracts with the federal government to resettle refugees in the United States. Of the 100,000 refugees resettled in the United States in 2014 under the Refugee Resettlement program, an estimated 40 percent were Muslims. In FY 2015, the State Department, through the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration and the Office of Refugee Resettlement, spent more than $1 billion on these programs, which settled international refugees “vetted” by the United Nations High Commission on International Refugees in all 50 states...
  • How the Government Strives to Tell If a Refugee Applicant Is Lying About Being a Christian

    01/30/2017 1:07:43 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    ABC News ^ | 01/30/2017 | Julia Jacobo
    President Trump said on Friday that persecuted Syrian Christian refugees would receive priority when seeking asylum in the United States, telling the Christian Broadcasting Network in an interview that Christians in Syria have been treated unfairly in the refugee process. Government workers can likely determine whether those seeking refugee status in the U.S. are lying about their religious affiliations, but falsehoods can still occasionally slip through the vetting process, immigration experts tell ABC News. "They’ve been horribly treated. Do you know if you were a Christian in Syria, it was impossible, at least very tough, to get into the United...
  • Immigration from a Christian Perspective

    01/29/2017 6:13:49 PM PST · by grumpa · 22 replies
    Off Grid Blog ^ | January 29, 2017 | Charles Meek
    I have two friends who are illegal aliens. Each of them has been very helpful to my family, and I love these men. As a conservative and a Christian, I am conflicted by the immigration debate. Some of our liberal Christian friends are taking a strong stand against President Trump’s immigration policies. They base their position on the Bible’s commands not to oppress strangers or “sojourners.” I could be wrong, as I have been many times. But I think liberals are misapplying these verses—being arbitrary, inconsistent, and even hypocritical. 1. These same liberals think abortion is OK. So much for...
  • Trump: I 'need God even more' after becoming president

    01/27/2017 7:05:26 PM PST · by markomalley · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/27/17 | Anna Giaritelli
    President Trump says he needs "God even more" now that he's in the White House. Trump, a Christian, said Friday the office has put greater pressure on him than in his previous private sector job. "I would say that the office is so powerful that you need God even more because your decisions are no longer 'gee, I'm going to build a building in New York,' or 'I'm going to do this.' These are questions of massive life and death, even with regard to healthcare," Trump told Christian Broadcasting Network's "The Brody File." "You know we're working very hard on...
  • 'MONEY-MAKING' REFUGEE PROGRAMS 'BROKEN,' CHARGES AUTHOR

    01/27/2017 9:47:17 PM PST · by boycott · 50 replies
    www.wnd.com ^ | 1-27-17 | PAUL BREMMER
    “I hope President Trump will get to the bottom of just how corrupt and fraudulent this program has become when he ‘drains the swamp’ that is covering up years of dirty secrets and lies about the poor, downtrodden ‘refugees,'” Hohmann said. “The program has been sold to American taxpayers on humanitarian terms, but it has become, at its core, a money-making operation for nonprofit ‘charities’ that get paid a fee of $2,050 for every Third Worlder they distribute into our cities and towns.” -- “These globalists always feed us the line that these refugees are good for our communities,” he...
  • President Trump Says Persecuted Christians Will Be Given Priority As Refugees

    01/27/2017 2:43:13 PM PST · by NYer · 41 replies
    cbn ^ | January 27, 2017 | David Brody ShareTweet +37
    In an exclusive interview with The Brody File, President Donald Trump says persecuted Christians will be given priority when it comes to applying for refugee status in the United States. “We are going to help them,” President Trump tells CBN News. “They’ve been horribly treated. Do you know if you were a Christian in Syria it was impossible, at least very tough to get into the United States? If you were a Muslim you could come in, but if you were a Christian, it was almost impossible and the reason that was so unfair, everybody was persecuted in all...
  • Trump's New CIA Director: "Jesus Christ Is The Only Solution For Our World"

    01/23/2017 6:21:27 PM PST · by Mr. M.J.B. · 175 replies
    HELLO CHRISTIAN ^ | 12/19/2016 ? | n/a
    President Trump has nominated his new CIA chief, Mike Pompeo. An evangelical Christian, Pompeo is a well-respected figure in the national security community. He is also an army veteran, and a staunch pro-life advocate. Two years ago, Pompeo gave a Church speech where he said Muslims who think Islam is “the only way” needed to be dealt with. “This threat to America is from people who deeply believe that Islam is the way and the light and the only answer,” Pompeo told the church-goers, according to Press TV. “These folks believe that it is religiously driven for them to wipe...
  • Trump's Inaugural Pastor Getting Blasted by 'Very Strong' Hate

    01/18/2017 12:03:11 PM PST · by Maudeen · 27 replies
    WND ^ | 1/18/2017 | Joe Kovacs
    A Christian pastor who will be among the faith leaders at Friday’s inauguration of Donald Trump as the next president is being flooded with messages of “very strong” hate, but says he’s unfazed by the vicious comments. “Some are very, very strong in their emotions about me doing this,” Bishop Wayne T. Jackson, who leads Great Faith Ministries International in Detroit, told TMZ. “I’ve been called a sell-out.”
  • Religious Leaders Bless Opening of New Planed Parenthood Abortion Clinic, Call It “Sacred Work”

    01/12/2017 7:42:54 PM PST · by Morgana · 36 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | January 12, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    Blessing an abortion clinic may seem antithetical to religious beliefs about the sanctity of life. But various religious leaders came together to do just that on Tuesday at Planned Parenthood’s newest abortion facility in Washington, D.C. DCist reports religious leaders representing more than 20 groups participated in the ceremony inside the new mega-facility, which opened in September. The new abortion facility is located next to the Two Rivers Public Charter School, a sought-after elementary school in D.C, much to the outrage of pro-lifers and parents. “In almost every message to our staff, I talk about our doing sacred work,” Dr....
  • Iraqi palace of mirrors: Kurds block aid to Christian militia

    01/10/2017 3:59:55 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 56 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 01/01/2017 | William Murray
    The Christian town of Qaraqosh, Iraq, located on the Nineveh Plain, is in ruins. It is far worse than its appearance, which is bad enough. Other than a handful of volunteers to clean up the streets, and the 300 or so members of the Nineveh Protection Unit, or NPU, the town is deserted. The Christian town has enemies other than the ruthless Islamic State, or ISIS, which left it in ruins. Currently the Kurdish militia, the Peshmerga, is blocking aid to the NPU that guards the town, because the NPU is the Assyrian Christian militia. It is the only armed...
  • Scores of Muslims Turning to Christ in Middle East; Churches Expecting 'Millions' of Converts

    01/09/2017 7:23:44 AM PST · by Petrosius · 25 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | January 9, 2017 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Thousands of Muslims are turning to Jesus Christ and what they view as the "religion of freedom" amid ongoing bloodshed in the Middle East, reports indicate. Some churches hope that millions of people will accept Christ amid a "spiritual hunger" that is forming in the wake of persecution. Voice Of the Martyrs Canada, which supports Christian radio broadcasts in the region, told BosNewsLife that despite the mass exodus of Christians from Iraq and Syria due to terrorism, persecution, and war, scores of Muslims are making the decision to embrace Christianity. "There are thousands upon thousands coming to Christ," VOMC revealed....
  • Hindus and Jews gain ground in new US Congress: Pew

    01/08/2017 1:17:17 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 5 replies
    Daily Excelsior ^ | January 5, 2017 | Agencies
    WASHINGTON, Jan 5: Hindus and Jews have gained ground in the new US Congress, even as a latest research suggests that the members of the legislative body remain overwhelmingly Christians despite significant change in the religious demographic profile of the country in less than five decades. This is for the first time in American history that the Congress has three Hindus members -- Tulsi Gabbard, Raja Krishnamoorthi and Ro Khanna. After Jews, who have 30 members in the new US Congress, Hindus and Buddhism, each having three members jointly share the third sport in terms of religious ranking of US...
  • Muslim Slaughters Christian for Selling Alcohol in Egypt

    01/05/2017 12:45:13 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Raymond Ibrahim
    What is clear is that the assassin is a Salafi, one of those Muslims who closely follow the lifestyle and teachings of Muslim prophet Muhammad and his original companions A Muslim man crept up behind a Christian man and slit his throat, killing him in Alexandria, Egypt, on the evening of January 3. Adel Suleiman, 48, the Muslim man who committed the murder, did so because his Christian victim, 45-year-old Joseph Lam‘i, owned a shop that sold alcohol, which the murderer deemed “contrary to the shar‘ia [Islamic law] and the religion [Islam],” according to an Arabic language investigative report.
  • BREAKING: Trump To Have The First CHRISTIAN Inauguration In History

    01/03/2017 1:51:13 PM PST · by Mechanicos · 137 replies
    UConservative ^ | 1/3/2017 | admin
    ... As Trump just announced , Franklin Graham and 6 other religious figures will speak at the event. The ceremony will start with Cardinal Timothy Dolan , followed by the readings and invocations from pastor Paula White and Rev. Samuel Rodriguez of the National Hispanic Leadership Conference. ...
  • "Communist vs. Religious"

    01/03/2017 1:48:09 PM PST · by Bogle · 4 replies
    In a "baptism of immersion," inmates' heads were plunged into buckets of urine and feces, while guards chanted baptismal rites.
  • Catholic group in Indonesia accuses Islamic leader of insulting Christianity

    12/30/2016 8:52:33 PM PST · by aimhigh · 5 replies
    The. Christian Times ^ | Jardine Malado
    A Catholic group has filed charges against an Islamic leader for insulting Christianity based on a sermon he gave urging Muslims not to allow Christians to greet them "Merry Christmas."
  • The Secret World of Japan's Hidden Christians

    12/25/2016 8:07:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Japan Today ^ | DEC. 25, 2016 | Ursula Hyzy
    Japanese rice farmer Masatsugu Tanimoto doesn’t think of himself as a Christian, and you’d almost never find him in a church. But every so often, he and others meet to recite prayers drawn from another time and place. The group, dressed in sober kimonos and sandals, rapidly make the sign of the cross as they sing a mish-mash of Portuguese, Latin and Japanese—evoking the memory of their ancestors, the so-called “hidden Christians”, who were brutally persecuted in the 17th century, when Shoguns ruled Japan. Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese is bringing their harrowing story to the big screen just before Christmas...
  • How Women’s Liberation Began With Jesus

    12/24/2016 3:28:13 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 22, 2016 | Ralph Peters
    We can pinpoint the dawn of our civilization. It didn’t come in ancient Egypt or Babylon. It didn’t even occur in classical Greece, although Athens gave us an edge. We became civilized on the day, 2,000 years ago, when an itinerant rabbi named Jesus stopped a mob from stoning a woman to death. When Jesus said, “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone,” we began to acknowledge the moral equality of girls and women to men. And so began the greatest revolution in human history: the long transition of females from male property to achieving legal and...
  • FBI, Homeland Security Warn About ISIS Christmas Church Threat List

    12/23/2016 6:30:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 23, 2016 | Tyler O'Neil
    Federal authorities warned Friday that the list of churches published by the Islamic State (ISIS) to attack on "Christian New Year" is a legitimate threat to holiday gatherings. ISIS sympathizers "continue aspirational calls for attacks on holiday gatherings, including targeting churches," warned a bulletin published jointly by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security. It was issued to law enforcement agencies and private security firms around the U.S., encouraging them to heighten awareness. Nevertheless, U.S. law enforcement officials said there are no specific, credible threats. Instead, the bulletin was issued out of an abundance of caution given the public...
  • Pushback: 2,500 Churches Respond to John Kasich's Abortion Bill Veto

    12/21/2016 12:01:17 AM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    charismanews.com ^ | December 19, 2016 | Bob Eschliman
    It's very likely Ohio Gov. John Kasich didn't see this kind of reaction coming when he decided to veto a legislative bill that would have outlawed abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected. At a press conference held at the Ohio Statehouse on Thursday, a group of pastors urged Republicans to override the governor's veto. They said they represent "no less than 2,500 churches in the state of Ohio," and tens of thousands of registered voters who "care deeply about this issue." "We would like to make a declaration and to challenge our legislators that we're going to stand with...
  • Pilot killed in Marengo plane crash identified as atheist activist Rob Sherman

    12/13/2016 7:08:35 AM PST · by blueyon · 55 replies
    WGNtv.com ^ | 12/12/16 | by WGN Web Desk
    MARENGO, Ill. — Officials have identified the pilot killed in a small plane crash over the weekend. 63-year-old Robert Sherman of Poplar Grove, Illinois died when his homebuilt Zenair CH601 crashed into a cornfield near Meyer and Pleasant Grove Rd. Sherman was the only person on board. The cause of the crash is not yet known. Local officials believe it may have gone down overnight, but it wasn’t spotted until around 7 a.m. Saturday. Sherman is an atheist activist known for his court battles dealing with the separation of church and state.
  • St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Cairo bombed, killing dozens

    12/11/2016 7:04:49 AM PST · by mandaladon · 18 replies
    CBS ^ | 11 Dec 2016 | REUTERS/MOHAMED ABD EL GHANY
    CAIRO - A bombing at Egypt’s main Coptic Christian cathedral killed 25 people and wounded another 35 on Sunday, in one of the deadliest attacks carried out against the religious minority in recent memory. The attack came two days after a bomb elsewhere in Cairo killed six policemen, an assault claimed by a shadowy group that authorities say is linked to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. Islamic militants have targeted Christians in the past, including a New Year’s Day bombing at a church in Alexandria in 2011 that killed at least 21 people. Egypt’s official MENA news agency said an assailant...
  • Britain Bans Heroic Bishops: Persecuted Christian Leaders From War Zones Refused Entry

    12/04/2016 4:26:34 PM PST · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    The Daily Express (UK) ^ | 12/4/16 | Caroline Wheeler
    THREE archbishops from war-torn Iraq and Syria have been refused permission to enter the UK despite being invited to London to meet Prince Charles.The Christians, including the Archbishop of Mosul, were told there was “no room at the inn” by the Home Office when they applied for visas to attend the consecration of the UK’s first Syriac Orthodox Cathedral. Last night the decision was described as “unbelievable” by critics who pointed out that extreme Islamic leaders had been allowed visas. The Prince of Wales addressed the congregation at St Thomas Cathedral in London last week, while both the Queen and...
  • Christian artists could be jailed for refusing make same sex wedding invitations

    12/03/2016 12:40:11 PM PST · by kevcol · 47 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | December 3, 2016 | Frieda Powers
    A pair of Arizona-based Christian artists is challenging the local law that threatens to fine and imprison them for refusing to make same-sex wedding invitations. Joanna Duka and Breanna Koski, owners of Brush & Nib Studio in Phoenix, lost a case at trial level which accused them of violating a local ordinance that protects homosexuals from discrimination, Fox News reported. The ordinance also prevents the business owners from publicly explaining their convictions or even defending their decision lest they face jail time for that as well. This apparent violation of the First Amendment protection of free speech is at the...
  • Now a scandal if you belong to a Christian church that believes basic Christian stuff

    12/01/2016 9:40:10 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/01/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Thoughtcrime, mob-enforced. But maybe they've gone too far this time You’ve probably heard by now of the hit piece BuzzFeed has published about Chip and Joanna Gaines. It is, without a doubt, the most astoundinly shameless and irresponsible pieces of journalistic garbage that’s ever been published. And it’s not because a word of it is necessarily inaccurate. What’s truly so disturbing about this piece of gutter trash is that the entire piece implies there is something scandalous about the Gaines being what hundreds of millions of Americans are and have been their entire lives - Bible-believing Christians:
  • Christian school sends strong message to vandals who defaced abortion memorial: We won’t back down

    11/30/2016 7:35:06 AM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 22, 2016 | Peter LaBarbera
    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois, November 22, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Vandals defaced a pro-life banner at a student group’s abortion-victim memorial over the weekend — the second time it has been vandalized since being erected November 3. In what looks like a repeat case of pro-abortion criminality, a person or people defaced a banner reading, “Abortion Takes Human Life,” which accompanies rows of white crosses representing victims of abortion on the lawn of the Christian Liberty Academy. The crosses represent the 113 unborn lives taken by abortion-on-demand each day in Illinois, said Chris Iverson, a local pro-life leader and adviser to the...
  • Pro-Gay Bully of Christian Bakery Fails in Bid for Public Office

    11/18/2016 8:01:16 PM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    churchmillitant.com ^ | November 18, 2016 | Max Douglas
    PORTLAND (ChurchMilitant.com) - The man who fined an Oregon Christian bakery $135,000 for refusing to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple has lost his run for public office, losing to his Republican opponent. It's the first time a Republican has won a statewide office in Oregon since 2002. Brad Avakian's rise to national prominence began when a lesbian couple filed a complaint to the Oregon Department of Justice back in 2013 when Aaron and Melissa Klein, Christian owners of Sweet Cakes bakery, declined to make a cake for a gay wedding. Brad Avakian, then Commissioner of Oregon Bureau...
  • Oregon Bully Who Took Down Christian Bakery Tossed Out in Election

    Politics Oregon Bully Who Took Down Christian Bakery Tossed Out in Election In 2013, Oregon Democrat Brad Avakian, as commissioner of the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, put a Christian bakery out of business because its owners stood up for their religious convictions. Fast forward to 2016 and Avakian, not unlike many of his fellow Democrats, got served a big slice of sweet justice. Sweetcakes by Melissa, owned by Melissa and Aaron Klein, was forced out of business by Avakian and the BOLI in 2013. Klein told Independent Journal Review that they were fined $135,000 and the state garnished...
  • Muslims not only refuse to assimilate into their host country's culture, they make every (trunc.)

    11/08/2016 10:12:32 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 17 replies
    Bare Naked Islam ^ | Tuesday, November 8, 2016 | Unk.
    In the British city of Blackburn, with a heavy Muslim population, Trick or Treaters were ordered to avoid being on the streets in that neighborhood on Halloween. The Rebel http://www.therebel.media/_no_treats_for_muslims_multiculturalism_in_blackburn_england The flyer below was placed on public places like lamp posts and so on reveals the uniquely Islamic approach to multiculturalism, which is to say, “we don't like it, so you mustn't do it.” Not only will you not get any candy here, we don't even want to see you in the streets. Other cultures simply politely decline to participate, but rarely tell the host population not to enjoy their own...
  • If You Are A Christian, VOTE like It!

    11/07/2016 8:25:45 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/07/16 | Dave Merrick
    Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time Do you consider yourself to be a Christian? If so, I offer you the following thoughts regarding your involvement with this 2016 election. If you are a Christian, the Bible says it’s completely because you are relying upon the only possible salvation offered through the sacrifice of God’s Son, Jesus Christ. Your good works - keeping rules, being nice to people, trying to be a good person, and so on - will not put you one inch closer to God, regardless of what you believe about your own goodness. It...
  • Alqosh, the Last Christian Town in Iraq, is Here to Stay

    11/06/2016 5:37:10 PM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    A view from the Christian town of Alqosh in the Nineveh Plain.For more than two years it lasted, just minutes away from Islamic State-held territory. The Iraqi town of Alqosh (50km north of Mosul) is the only Christian stronghold in the country that survived IS. Looking for signs of hope for the future of Christianity in Iraq? This town, with its four churches, two monasteries and 500 Christian families, is where it can be found. For those who grew up reading the Bible, Alqosh might ring a distant bell. It was the town where Old Testament prophet Nahum, "the Elkoshite",...
  • Does God Have a Preference in the Presidential Race?

    11/06/2016 1:13:50 PM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 41 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | November 6, 2016 | JP
    I went to the polls yesterday, casting an early vote against Hillary Clinton. It really was little more than a symbolic vote inasmuch as I reside in California, where Madam Clinton enjoys a 20-point lead, according to a Field Poll released last week. Indeed, if the Whore of Babylon herself was the Democrat Party’s presidential nominee, she’d very likely win the not-so-Golden State’s 55 electoral votes on Tuesday. That is why this Christ follower trembles for his country, in the words of Thomas Jefferson. Because I believe a Hillary Clinton presidency will move America even further away from God than...
  • Black clergy rip Hillary on ‘black genocide,’ same-sex ‘marriage’ and religious freedom

    11/05/2016 10:47:36 AM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 3, 2016 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    WASHINGTON, D.C., November 3, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — Some of the nation's leading African-American religious leaders are denouncing Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, in part because of her involvement in and defense of abortion, which they describe as "black genocide." Twenty-six clergy, including eight bishops, signed an open letter to Clinton, castigating her for her extremist and unwavering support of the abortion industry across the nation and worldwide. Dr. Jacqueline C. Rivers of the Seymour Institute in Washington, D.C., personally took the epistle entitled, “An Open Letter to Hillary Clinton Regarding Religious Freedom for Black America” to the Hillary Clinton...