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  • Pro Tip: Don’t ask for a Christian cake [The bakery business has become a cultural battleground]

    04/16/2015 7:24:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/16/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Really? Another story about bakeries and cakes and who will or won’t bake what without the feds crashing your business? Apparently so. At Right Wing News, Warner Todd Huston has been tracking the story of an Arizona pastor, Joshua Feuerstein, who has been concerned over trends where Christians seem to be exclusively targeted for action if they assert their rights to Freedom of Religion, specifically in the case of so called “gay wedding cakes.” To prove his point, he contacted a “gay bakery” (though how this is defined is a bit hazy) owned by Sharon Haller and asked them...
  • ISIS demanding $30 million to free Christian hostages, Assyrian source says

    04/09/2015 3:56:47 PM PDT · by Fali_G · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04/09/2015 | Lisa Daftari
    EXCLUSIVE - Islamic State militants are demanding up to $30 million in ransom to release the hundreds of Christian hostages in Syria, according to an officer within the Assyrian leadership. In ongoing negotiations between ISIS terrorists and the Assyrian leadership to free the 250-300 Christians abducted by the militant group in February, ISIS is demanding $100,000 per individual, according to the source. Third-party Syrian Sunni Muslims from the local area are reported to be brokering the talks between the two groups. “They know we cannot come up with this kind of money, so they are hoping other groups and countries...
  • Denzel Washington Speaks Out Against Liberal Hollywood and Supports His Christian Faith

    04/07/2015 4:23:59 PM PDT · by mkleesma · 54 replies
    Conservative Post ^ | 4/5/2015 | Diana
    Denzel Washington is a two-time Oscar winner; however, he isn't afraid to speak out against liberal Hollywood and support his Christian faith. “I read from the Bible every day, and I read my Daily Word,” he told a reporter, adding that it was not difficult for him to grow up as the son of a preacher. “He wasn't a taskmaster, but there were certain things you couldn't do,” Washington said. “He had his own church, and it was a long Sunday, because you had to be there all day.” “Everyone I grew up with didn't have a father,” he continued....
  • Hey, Christian Business Owners: The Government Isn’t ‘Forcing’ You To Do Anything

    04/07/2015 7:09:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 110 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 04/07/2015 | Sally Kohn
    You may have heard that the government is forcing businesses not to discriminate. It isn’t. If you chose to run a business, you have to follow the laws. If you don’t, that’s a choice—and you choose to suffer the consequences. Still, in the wake of the controversy surrounding Indiana’s law, conservatives don’t see it that way. Even potential Republican presidential candidates are getting in on the assertions. Rick Santorum recently said: If you’re a print shop and you are a gay man, should you be forced to print ‘God Hates Fags’ for the Westboro Baptist Church because they hold those...
  • Third Great Awakening on the Way?

    04/05/2015 9:41:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 5, 2015 | Matt Barber
    Recently, while announcing his 2016 presidential bid in front of 13,000 onlookers at central Virginia’s Liberty University, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz garnered tremendous applause, saying, “I believe God isn’t done with America yet.” I think he’s right. Though the forces of evil may try, there are many Christ followers who intend to see spiritual revival break out in this, one of the two greatest nations on earth. “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will...
  • Remember Arlene's Flowers? (Another Victim of Christian business witch hunt)

    04/05/2015 6:21:23 PM PDT · by silverleaf · 29 replies
    DailyMail UK ^ | Feb 23, 2015 | Tom Savage
    (EXCERPT) A florist in eastern Washington state fined $1,000 for refusing to sell a same-sex couple wedding flowers and also facing a consumer-protection lawsuit has netted more than $87,000 in a crowdfunding campaign. The Seattle Times reports that nearly half of the money on the gofundme.com page set up in February for 70-year-old Barronelle Stutzman came in the last several days. Supporters compare Stutzman's benefit page to an Indiana pizza shop that raised more than $800,000 after closing when the owner said the shop wouldn't cater a gay wedding. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3026692/85K-raised-Washington-florist-refused-gay-couple.html#ixzz3WUHTYV6r
  • Remembering the ONE Who Died for Us and Those Who Still Suffer for Him

    04/05/2015 5:25:18 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    Jesus called for His people to take up their cross and follow Him. For Middle East Christians, the cross is a reality. Christians are being crucified. As we observe Good Friday and the beginning of Passover, safe with our families, and as we celebrate Easter in the security of our churches, millions of Christians face persecution not seen since the early Church. Beheadings, crucifixions, and staged mass executions are abhorrently commonplace – on display for the world to see. Radical Islamic jihadists are targeting and terrorizing Christians throughout the Middle East, Africa, and beyond. This persecution cannot be ignored. It...
  • Christian martyrdom is back – with a vengeance (ISIS just tip of the iceberg)

    04/05/2015 4:58:31 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    WND ^ | April 3, 2015 | Unattributed
    Recent video of 21 orange-clad Egyptian Christians being simultaneously beheaded by ISIS thugs – along with a steady stream of other horrifying reports of their crucifying, decapitating and burying Christians alive, including children – have shocked the world. But while ISIS is unquestionably a nightmare-come-true, when it comes to the alarming increase in Christian persecution worldwide the “Islamic State” is just the tip of the iceberg. As WND’s acclaimed Whistleblower magazine reveals in its powerfully moving April issue, “PERSECUTION RISING,” today’s treatment of Christians in a great many nations is disturbingly reminiscent of the brutal persecution of the early followers...
  • Over $500,000 Raised for Christian Pizzeria After Threats Force Owners into Hiding

    04/03/2015 9:05:54 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 48 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 4-3-2015 | Jim Hoft
    On Tuesday, the co-owner of Memories Pizza told a local Indiana television station that the restaurant would not cater pizzas to a gay wedding. Indiana Pizza Shop Won't Cater to Gays, is Happy with 'Religious Liberty' Law: VIDEO http://t.co/BSOeFRzPyF #RFRA pic.twitter.com/NLrrTW4FLV— Towleroad (@tlrd) April 1, 2015 On Wednesday, talk radio host Dana Loesch spoke with Crystal O’Connor, the co-owner of Memories Pizza. Crystal told Dana the family is in hiding and were unable to open the store Wednesday after receiving several threats. Nearly $500,000 has been raised so far for the Christian business owners on a Go-Fund Me website. 
  • Pizza Shop Owners 'in Hiding' Amid Death Threats for Saying They 'Won't Cater Gay Weddings'

    04/03/2015 7:54:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/03/2015 | Samuel Smith
    A high school golf coach in Indiana has been suspended after she threatened to burn down a local pizzeria when she heard its Christian owners say earlier this week that they'd refuse to cater gay weddings if asked to do so. The pizza shop has temporarily closed amid safety concerns after its owners received death threats this week.After Gov. Mike Pence signed into law Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act last Thursday, the O'Connor family, which has owned Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Indiana, for over nine years, told a local ABC television news reporter on Tuesday that they agree with the...
  • Could This Pastor's Strategy Shut Down Attacks on Christian Businesses?

    04/03/2015 3:36:04 AM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 53 replies
    Charisma News ^ | April 1, 2015 | CJ Conner
    Last week, Arlene's Flowers in Washington was fined $1,000 for declining a request to provide floral arrangements for the religious wedding service of gay men that she had served secularly for years. Citing her Christian convictions against participating in pagan rituals, grandma Barronelle Stutzman failed to prevail in her religious freedom case. Faithful American Christians are increasingly under attack across the country by the gay lobby. Religious freedom is being radically and swiftly eroded. Remember the Houston 5, whose sermons and emails were subpoenaed as a repercussion of their opposition to the radical gay lobby in Houston, Texas. It is...
  • Gay Group Demands Christian Churches Be SHUT DOWN for Opposing Same-Sex Marriage

    04/03/2015 2:30:00 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    4/02/15
    Link only - Gay Group Demands Christian Churches Be SHUT DOWN for Opposing Same-Sex Marriage
  • US Christian wears hijab for 40 days (Video)

    04/02/2015 8:32:35 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 17 replies
    bbc ^ | 4-2-2015
    Jessey Eagan is a Christian and a mother of two, who works as a children's director at Imago Dei Church in Peoria, Illinois. This year during Lent, she decided to wear a hijab. She kept a diary of her experience in a blog called #40DaysOfHijab, which is sparkling a debate both in the Christian and Muslim community.
  • Christian Asks Thirteen Gay Bakeries To Bake Him Pro-Traditional Marriage Cake (Short title)

    04/02/2015 7:52:37 PM PDT · by JohnKinAK · 93 replies
    Closedpress.com ^ | 4/2/15 | Closedpress
    Say that "Bestiality Is Wrong" or "Polygamy Is Wrong" and it's not considered hate speech, but if you have the opinion that "Gay Marriage Is Wrong" the whole world jumps up and down screaming "racism" "bigotry" and "hatred". This is becoming the politically-correct norm, but no matter what one argues, this is suppressing free speech. No one targeted pro-gay bakeries, but gay activists target Christian bakeries. "Support Gay Marriage" is one Christian bakery was sued for refusing to put that slogan on a cake for an event to support the gay agenda. Yet Christian bakeries that refuse to make pro-homosexual...
  • A Challenge to Skeptics: An Easter Message

    04/02/2015 5:28:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 2, 2015 | Jerry Newcombe
    Have you ever heard of Theudas? How about Judas of Galilee? They were would-be messiahs in the first century. How many followers do these men have today? Zero, zip, nada. Of course, we’ve all heard of Jesus Christ. One-third of humanity professes to believe in Him. But I guarantee you we would never have heard of Him had He not risen from the dead. Whoever you are, whatever you believe, you have a vested interest in looking into the issue of Jesus’ resurrection from the dead. There are millions today who simply dismiss the message of Christianity out of hand...
  • Standing Up To The Gay Gestapo: Right Vs. Rabid

    04/02/2015 12:20:34 AM PDT · by xuberalles · 30 replies
    Self | 4/2/15 | Me
    Any time a Christian organization or business owner is confronted by a liberal fascist, the Gay Gestapo, they need only say this: my salvation is far more valuable to me than your incessant desire to force me into accepting a deviant and immoral lifestyle. The truth is most Christian businesses never inquire or care about their customers' personal lives. Yet, some activists are hell bent on politicizing their sexuality and enjoy creating a contentious conflict of interest. If you already know we have irreconcilable views then your only purpose here is to initiate contempt and discord. Do I demand pork...
  • 12 Amazing Christian Sculptures Made Entirely Out of LEGOs

    03/31/2015 8:43:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    cna ^ | March 30, 2015 | Churchpop.com
    Making every lego brick subject to Christ. via likecool.com Sacré-Cśur Basilica Jesus via likecool.com Created by a Swedish church, the statue is 6 ft tall, is made up of 30k bricks, and took 40 volunteers about 18 months to put together.St. Paul Cathedral (London, UK) via ohlssons.be Some of the detail: Scorpions and Centaurs / Flickr Veni, Sancte Spiritus via godbricks.blogspot.com By Brian Korte of BrickWorkz, this is a lego mosaic of the same image in St. Peter’s Basilica.The Last Supper via luprechaun.wordpress.com Gothic Cathedral via brickshelf.com A few more angles: via brickshelf.com via brickshelf.com via brickshelf.com via brickshelf.com Solomon’s...
  • VIDEO: CHRISTIANS HERDED INTO SEA, GUNNED DOWN

    03/29/2015 1:01:26 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 46 replies
    WND ^ | 29 Mar 15 | Staff
    Al-Shabaab, the Somali jihadist group responsible for yesterday’s deadly attack on a prominent Mogadishu hotel, has released a graphic new video showing executions of unarmed civilians – identified as Christians by the AhlulBayt News Agency – at an unnamed location on the Somali coast. Some of victims in the video titled ‘In Remembrance 2,’ are forced to kneel at the ocean’s edge before being shot to death from behind. Others are marched out into the sea, with jihadists standing on an elevated sand dune at the beach’s edge firing automatic weapons at them in the distance. Water splashes as bullets...
  • Fury to Freedom [powerful conversion video]

    03/25/2015 7:13:39 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 1, 2004 | Raul Ries
    Raul as a youth, was a dangerous, violent person who was ready to explode at any moment. This video chronicles the miraculous transformation of a person who was on a road to destruction to a man of God. This is the personal testimony of Raul Ries and how God demonstrates His grace, His love and His mercy. From Christiancinema.com: The true story of Raul Ries finds a young man full of hate and fight, lies and deception, and anger beyond control. This story focuses on Raul's high school days, martial arts experiences, and early years of his marriage. With everything...
  • My Encounter with a Democrat about Ted Cruz and The Tea Party

    03/25/2015 7:07:07 PM PDT · by Nowhere Man · 60 replies
    Me | 03-25-2015 | Me
    I work in a major department store west of the Pittsburgh area and I sold some jewelry to a lady who was buying it foe her grandaughter's tea party. Just to make conversation, I referenced the Tea Party political group. She said how bad they were and Ted Cruz is "too Christian." I asked, "what do you mean by that?" She said, "I'm Catholic and liberal," and I replied, "hopefully if him or someone like him was elected, we can start to fix the damage of the last 7 years." She didn't like it. People like that drive me nuts....
  • 'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson under fire for graphic anti-atheist speech

    03/25/2015 12:56:56 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 97 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/25/15
    "Duck Dynasty's" Phil Robertson has come under fire once again, this time for a speech he made about a hypothetical atheist family at an annual prayer breakfast in Florida on Friday. Robertson described a graphic scenario while sharing his thoughts on those who do not believe in God. "Two guys break into an atheist's home," Robertson began. "He has a little atheist wife and two little atheist daughters. Two guys break into his home and tie him up in a chair and gag him. And then they take his two daughters in front of him and rape both of them...
  • OpEd: Latinos Fit Right In, See Ted Cruz

    03/23/2015 2:45:01 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 29 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 23, 2015 | BY STEPHEN A. NUŃO
    With the announcement of Ted Cruz's candidacy for the GOP presidential nomination and his speech at the convocation of the ultra-conservative Liberty University, the country finds itself jilted to the right on the ideological spectrum. Ted Cruz is quite the curious ideological torchbearer precisely because he is Latino. The general assumption in politics is that growing Hispanic Latino participation in politics will only mean an ideological shift to the left. This makes Ted Cruz' candidacy a welcome reminder that Latino candidates won't, for good or bad, necessarily stray from traditional American politics any time soon. The son of Cuban immigrants...
  • Ted Cruz appeals to Christian conservatives in 2016 kickoff

    03/23/2015 2:34:28 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 26 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 23, 2015 | ByJAKE MILLER
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz began his 2016 presidential bid with an impassioned appeal to the religious right on Monday, exhorting a cheering crowd at the world's largest Christian college to "join a grassroots army across this nation coming together and standing for liberty." "God's blessing has been on America from the very beginning of this nation, and I believe God isn't done with America yet," he said. "I believe in you. I believe in the power of millions of courageous conservatives rising up to reignite the promise of America, and that is why today, I'm announcing that I'm running for...
  • Pope Francis performs half-MIRACLE after having lunch with gay and transgender inmates!

    03/23/2015 9:43:50 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 23 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 03/22/2015 | soopermexican
    Here’s a post for our Catholic friends. Apparently the Popester has super miraculous turn-dried-blood-fresh powers in his lips because that’s the unnatural act he committed after chowing down with the gays and the transgenders.Watch below: More on his lunch date: While on a visit to Naples, Italy, Pope Francis visited the Giuseppe Salvia Detention Center in Poggiorale, outside of Naples. According to the Religion News Service, the pope insisted on the visit including lunch with inmates, though it was not on his original schedule. Around 90 inmates, randomly chosen by lottery, attended the lunch, and that group included 10 inmates...
  • Here’s what we know about the faith of Sen. Cruz, who’s set to announce his 2016 bid at Liberty ...

    Complete Headline: Here’s what we know about the faith of Sen. Cruz, who’s set to announce his 2016 bid at Liberty University Sen. Ted Cruz is expected to announce his bid for the White House at Liberty University, a large evangelical institution founded by the late Jerry Falwell Sr. that regularly hosts many political leaders on its campus. [Snip] Cruz has often discussed the central role that faith plays in his life. In a 2013 interview with CBN’s “The 700 Club,” a show founded by the Rev. Pat Robertson, a former GOP presidential candidate, Cruz focused on his faith. “At...
  • Must See: Do You Believe?

    03/20/2015 6:52:24 PM PDT · by spacejunkie2001 · 14 replies
    3/20/2015 | me
    Just got back from "Do You Believe?". It is excellent. There were so few people in the theatre though, and that was sad but I'm hoping that word will spread and people will pack the theatres to see it. It is so worth it! I was struck by some pretty good names, in the scheme of things, that appeared in the movie. Maybe not A list stars but not no names either. Gives me a little hope that Hollyweird is not completely hopeless. Mira Sorvino, Cybill Shepard, Ted McGinley, Brian Bosworth.... Also, the trailers had some good previews of other...
  • Growing numbers seek faith-based alternative to ObamaCare

    03/18/2015 12:09:40 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 22 replies
    FOX News ^ | March 18, 2015 | By Jonathan Serrie
    MARIETTA, Ga. – Faced with the rising cost of insuring their family of five, Lisa and Jonathan Adams canceled their high-deductible health insurance policy and put their faith in Medi-Share, a Christian organization whose members help pay one another's major medical expenses. Five days later, their 7-year-old daughter fell out of a bunk bed and broke her arm. Medi-Share covered nearly the entire cost of her surgery and rehab therapy and provided something the Adamses had never received from an insurance company -- prayer. "When I called to let them know that Jordan had broken her arm, the last thing...
  • Christians, Jews, Muslims share history (barf alert)

    03/15/2015 7:17:52 AM PDT · by Dartman · 35 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Mar 14/15 | Tom Harpur
    President Barack Obama is right that the U.S. and the West, in general, are "not at war with Islam." As he has said, 99.9% of Muslims want exactly what the rest of us desire – peace, justice and happiness. But the air is thick with misunderstandings and lies. Recently a Muslim woman was banned from wearing a headscarf called a hijab in a Quebec courtroom. Far from hiding a woman's face, the hijab is a tasteful symbol of a traditional respect for modesty, not a mask. Many non-Muslims in the West have no idea how huge a contribution was made...
  • Suicide bombers kill 14 people outside Pakistani churches

    03/15/2015 5:31:37 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 16, 2015
    LAHORE, Pakistan –  Pakistani Taliban suicide bombers exploded themselves near two churches in the eastern city of Lahore on Sunday as worshippers were gathered inside, killing 14 people, officials said, in the latest attack against religious minorities in the increasingly fractured country. In the tense aftermath, angry mobs lashed out at people they suspected of involvement in the attacks -- including one person who was burned to death --  and Christian crowds set fire to cars in a show of defiance in the country's second largest city and the prime minister's seat of power.Life in Pakistan is increasingly fraught with...
  • “War in Heaven”: A review of "The Drop Box"

    03/12/2015 2:48:25 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | March 12, 2015 | Nick Olszyk
    MPAA Rating: NR USCCB Rating: NRReel Rating:  (5 out of 5) In the last few years, there have been numerous movies dealing with pro-life topics that have ranged in quality from okay (October Baby, Bella) to pretty good (Juno, Gimmie Shelter), but all failing to hit the bulls-eye directly. The Drop Box hits it dead center, and it does so by simply showing the truth. The Drop Box is a documentary that follows a Korean pastor who builds a sort-of “mailbox” with an alarm for desperate women to anonymously drop off infants instead of abandoning them in the streets,...
  • Exclusive: ISIS using Christians as human shields

    03/12/2015 2:08:13 PM PDT · by Fali_G · 8 replies
    In its ongoing rampage in Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State is now using its Christian hostages as human shields in military confrontations, according to a source within the Assyrian leadership. ISIS militants have transported large groups of Christian captives to areas of intense fighting against Kurdish and Christian militias, as they continue to battle for strategic areas along the northeastern Syrian border, according to state-run media. These Christians are now being used to defend the Islamic State against any confrontations in these territories.
  • Is Ted Cruz Born Again ?

    03/11/2015 8:39:53 AM PDT · by knarf · 218 replies
    RightWingWatch ^ | March 11, 2015 | knarf
    Still, Mr. Lane underscored the advantage Mr. Cruz has with some evangelicals. Asked about the Texas senator’s faith, he responded, “Cruz is obviously born again and goes to First Baptist Houston.”
  • Former SEALs chaplain could be kicked out of Navy for Christian beliefs

    03/09/2015 12:28:52 PM PDT · by ImNotLying · 75 replies
    TODD'S AMERICAN DISPATCH ^ | 3-9-2015 | Todd Starnes
    A chaplain who once ministered to Navy SEALs could be thrown out of the military after he was accused of failing “to show tolerance and respect” in private counseling sessions in regards to issues pertaining to faith, marriage and sexuality, specifically homosexuality and pre-marital sex, according to documents obtained exclusively by Fox News.
  • Assyrian Christians Hostages Were Told to Convert to Islam

    03/09/2015 6:15:26 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 3/9/15 | Staff Reporter
    Two of the Assyrian Christian hostages released by ISIS have spoken to the mediaTwo of the Assyrian Christian hostages released by ISIS have spoken to the media about their ordeal. Some 200 Christians were taken by the Islamist group on February 23 after they stormed a number of villages in the north-east of the country. One of the hostages, going by the name ‘Peter’, told the Times: “They entered our village at five in the morning, while everyone was sleeping. Some of them were Syrians, some were Chinese, some Russian – people who didn’t speak Arabic. They took 17 men,...
  • Powerfully Kept

    03/04/2015 4:45:32 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 9 replies
    CCW ^ | 2013 | Jim Elliff
    I’ve seen a few extremely powerful things. Just recently I watched a tornado whirling debris on the lawn as it rose up and passed just beside our house. I know that it was insane to be outside watching, but power is intriguing. I’ve been in a tropical storm on the Florida coast, packed and ready to leave in an instant if it accelerated to a hurricane. I’ve felt the ground rumbling while watching a space shuttle launch, and I’ve circled three times in a small plane over the mighty Victoria Falls in southern Africa. I’ve faced an angry bull elephant...
  • Report: Some Syrian Hostages Released, Others Await Judgment of Sharia Court

    03/02/2015 3:55:04 PM PST · by NYer · 5 replies
    Aleteia ^ | March 2, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    Aleteia partner Aid to the Church in Need is reporting that some of the Assyrian Christians taken hostage by the Islamic State group last week have been released but that the fate of hundreds of others may depend on a Sharia court. Quoting the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, ACN said 19 captives have been released—18 were from the village of Tel Goran, one of the Assyrian Christian villages in Hassake governorate taken over by the Islamist group February 23. The Assyrian International News Agency (AINA) has photos of the released captives after they arrived at St. Mary’s Church in the...
  • Islamic State murders 15 Christian hostages, beheads woman...

    02/28/2015 1:27:15 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 14 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 2/27/15 | Robert Spencer
    "Islamic State murders 15 Christian hostages, beheads woman; 35 Christian villages now entirely uninhabited" The Islamic State (ISIS) has killed 15 of the Christians it took hostage in northeastern Syria earlier this week. The news was given by Archimandrite Emanuel Youkhana to the Catholic organization Aid to the Church in Need on Thursday. ”Many of them,” he said, ”were defending their villages and their families.” One woman was beheaded in the village Tel Hormidz and two men were shot to death. There is no information at the moment on how the other 12 were killed. Youkhana added that the number...
  • ISIS Has Begun Executing Captured Christians, According to Report

    02/26/2015 3:21:15 PM PST · by NYer · 41 replies
    Aleteia ^ | February 26, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    Assyrian Church in Beirut Islamic State militants have reportedly executed 15 Christians who have been captured in villages in northeastern Syria since Monday. A priest who has been feeding reports to Christian aid agencies around the world, including Aleteia partner Aid to the Church in Need, said today that a Christian Assyrian lawyer in the city of Hassakah told him that about 15 young Assyrians "are martyred. Many of them were fighting to defend and protect the villages and families." Archimandrite Emanuel Youkhana of CAPNI, the Christian Aid Program in Iraq, said that in the Christian village of Tel Hormizd: 14...
  • Suspected Israeli nationalists torch Christian seminary in Jerusalem

    Suspected Israeli nationalists set fire to a Christian seminary in Jerusalem and vandalized an elementary school in Nablus on Thursday, officials said. The attacks, which came a day after a similar group burned a mosque near Bethlehem, have been characterized as hate crimes by Israeli officials and "terrorism" by Palestinians. According to local media reports, the assailants poured flammable liquid into a bathroom window of the Greek Orthodox seminary and ignited it. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said "anti-Christian" slogans were scribbled in Hebrew on the seminary's walls — including “Jesus is a son of a whore” and “the redemption of...
  • ISIS kills 15 Assyrian Christians, charity reports

    02/26/2015 5:21:01 AM PST · by NorthMountain · 8 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | hursday, 26 Feb 2015 | by Ed West
    ISIS has reportedly murdered 15 of the Assyrian Christians it captured earlier this week. Aid to the Church in Need reported that the Islamist group murdered a number of Assyrians it took from Hassake governorate in Syria. Abbot Emanuel Youkhana passed on the news to various Catholic agencies working in the area, and said the number still being held totalled 350. Abbot Youkhana said: “Around 15 young Assyrians are martyred. Many of them were fighting to defend and protect the villages and families.” The captured came from a number of villages in the area: 14 people from Tel Hormizd, 81...
  • Number of Christians kidnapped in ISIS offensive up to 220, Syria monitoring groups say

    02/26/2015 4:59:17 AM PST · by NorthMountain · 13 replies
    Fox News dot com ^ | Published February 26, 2015 | staff
    Activists monitoring the conflict in Syria said Thursday that the number of Christians kidnapped by ISIS terrorists in their most recent offensive has risen to at least 220. ... SIS began abducting the Assyrians on Monday, when militants attacked a cluster of villages along the Khabur River, sending thousands of people fleeing to safer areas. The Syriac National Council, a Syrian Christian group, told Reuters that hundreds of Christians have fled to the province's two main cities, Al-Hassakeh and Al-Qamishli, which are held by the Kurds. Younan Talia, a senior official with the Assyrian Democratic Organization, said IS had raided...
  • Coptic Christian protest urges White House action against Islamic State

    02/25/2015 12:52:07 PM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 24, 2015 | Pamela Constable
    Hanna Asaad, a network engineer in Fairfax, Va., grew up in the village of Aloor in southern Egypt. He was able to immigrate to the United States several years ago, but his best friend and cousin, Samuel Alham, sought work as a laborer in nearby Libya, like many other Coptic Christians in the impoverished region. Shortly after Christmas, Alham and 20 of his fellow Coptic laborers were kidnapped by Islamic State militants in Libya. In mid-February, they were marched to a Mediterranean beach in handcuffs and orange prison jumpsuits. Then they were beheaded with knives as a video camera recorded...
  • A Simple Way to Satisfy the Liberal Outlets Asking Republicans if They Think Obama is a Christian

    02/24/2015 11:30:46 AM PST · by 7thson · 39 replies
    In reading and hearing how the lib media is trying to trip up Governor Walker and other Republicans concerning Obama and his alleged love of country and whether or not he is a Christian, I thought of a simple solution. At least to Obama being a Christian. Just have someone, anyone, ask him if Jesus Christ is his Lord and Savior. A simple enough question that I can answer - yes, Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. How do you think Obama would answer?
  • The Right to Say No

    02/24/2015 9:49:07 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/24/15 | Alan Caruba
    States are caving into homosexual demands and asking their residents to abandon the reality that marriage is intended solely for a man and a woman Something very unpleasant is occurring in America. Those who have a strong religious faith are being denied the right to say “no” based on its teachings and values. This is particularly true these days as homosexuals, barely three percent of the population, demand that they be accommodated when their demand runs counter to thousands of years of what has been deemed moral behavior and, for many, still is. When it comes to marriage. Gays insist...
  • Prayers to God in wrong spot? (Temple Mount location 'misplaced'?)

    02/23/2015 9:20:32 PM PST · by Perseverando · 50 replies
    WND ^ | February 23, 2015 | Leo Hohman
    It has been called the most contested plot of land in the world — the fissure at which three major faiths come together, and break apart. There have been holy wars fought over it and holy writ foretelling of battles yet to come. It’s Jerusalem’s Temple Mount. But what if history got it wrong? What if the spot where Solomon built the first Jewish Temple, and Herod built the second, was actually about 600 feet to the south, in a place known as the ancient City of David? Enter Robert Cornuke. He travels the world solving Bible mysteries: Noah’s Ark,...
  • "Lent Is Time Of Combat", Says Pope Francis

    02/23/2015 8:42:36 AM PST · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 23, 2015 | Thomas D. Williams, PH.D
    On Sunday, Pope Francis spoke about the Christian season of lent, the period of prayer and penance leading up to Holy Week and Easter. “Lent,” said the Pope, “is a time of combat” and “a time of spiritual battle against the spirit of evil.”
  • All the President’s Boot Lickers Still Pretend Obama is a Christian

    02/23/2015 8:08:32 AM PST · by Dr. Thorne · 52 replies
    RedState ^ | 2/23/2015 | Erick Erickson
    They routinely lament on twitter that there surely must be more important things than conservatives focused on Benghazi, Fast and Furious, the IRS scandal, the Libyan disaster, the Syrian disaster, the growth of ISIS, the resurgence of Al Quaeda, etc., etc., etc. They lament that we are a frivolous society easily distracted from important things. They give awards to deep thinkers who write 20,000 word pieces on subjects no one cares about outside of the Circle of Jerks who make up the political press.
  • Scott Walker Says He Doesn't Know Whether Obama Is a Christian in Response to 'Gotcha' Question

    02/23/2015 7:26:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/23/2015 | Anugrah Kumar
    A week after former New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani said he wasn't sure whether President Obama loves his country, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, said he doesn't know whether Obama is a Christian after The Washington Post asked him the "gotcha" question about which religion President Obama adheres to. "I don't know. I've actually never talked about it or I haven't read about that. I've never asked him that," Walker, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, told The Washington Post, when asked what he thinks of Obama's faith. "You've asked me to make statements about people that I haven't...
  • DAVID BARTON WINS MILLION-DOLLAR DEFAMATION SUIT (against atheist)

    02/22/2015 5:51:30 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 23 replies
    WND.com ^ | 20DEC2014 | John Aman
    David Barton critics beware: There’s now a price to pay if you want to defame the popular historian, author and speaker with false and outlandish charges. Barton won a $1 million defamation judgment in August against two left-leaning candidates for the Texas State Board of Education. The pair, Rebecca Bell-Metereau and Judy Jennings, charged in a 2010 campaign video that Barton, a consultant to the Board, was “known for speaking at white-supremacist rallies.” That highly charged claim stems from two 1991 speeches Barton gave to groups linked to the racist and anti-Semitic “Christian Identity” movement. Barton, recognized as a strong...
  • Putin is pushing the Patriarch to the brink

    02/22/2015 12:30:33 PM PST · by Agog · 10 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | 02/19/2015 | Geraldine Fagan
    The Patriarch of Moscow laid the intellectual groundwork for Russia’s incursion into Ukraine. But now he is paying an exceedingly heavy price Russia has done shocking things in Ukraine – but, with a display of nerve that should surprise no one, it presents its designs on that country as the legitimate resurgence of an Orthodox Christian civilisation.