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  • 5 Christian Clichés that Need to Die

    03/28/2017 12:29:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 03/28/2017 | Matt Smethurst
    “Books don’t change people,” John Piper observes. “Paragraphs do. Sometimes even sentences.” A good sentence is a gift. We love finding complex truth shrinkwrapped in clear, simple, memorable form. It’s why Charles Spurgeon and C. S. Lewis are dominating a newsfeed near you. Even God likes pithy statements—at least enough to breathe out a whole book of them. But one-liners aren’t always helpful. Sometimes, in our desire to simplify truth, we can trivialize and even obscure it. And to obscure the truth is to tell a lie. Here are five popular Christian clichés that are not biblical, and therefore need a memorial service....
  • Christian Persecution in China on the Rise: Report

    03/28/2017 12:56:30 PM PDT · by Epoch Times · 9 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | March 28, 2017 | Jack Phillips
    A report from a Christian charity has found that Christians are being persecuted at rates not seen since the Cultural Revolution, which lasted from 1966 until 1976. The Cultural Revolution, launched by dictator Mao Zedong, attempted to eliminate the “Four Olds,” which were defined as “Old Customs,” “Old Culture,” “Old Habits,” and “Old Ideas.” The campaign, carried out by organized groups of students Mao called the Red Guards, targeted the adherents of religions, including Christianity, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and others. Countless temples, historical sites, books, and priceless historical artifacts were destroyed. Religious expression, which permeated the culture in China during...
  • Christians Urged to Pull Children From Public Schools

    03/24/2017 5:03:59 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 58 replies
    The New American ^ | 23 March 2017 | Alex Newman
    The warning was clear: Christian parents should pull their children out of public schools, now, to protect them from spiritual damage, extreme indoctrination, and other serious problems. Pastors and churches should work to encourage that “exodus,” helping and encouraging families to put their kids in homeschools or private Christian schools as quickly as possible. The alternative will be the continued decline of the church in America and an acceleration of the nation's decline. That was the explosive message of an evangelical ministry leader speaking as a guest this week on one of America's top Christian radio programs.Dr. James Dobson, one...
  • Christianity Doomed in Iraq, Says ‘Vicar of Baghdad’

    03/23/2017 7:26:37 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 26 replies
    Observer ^ | 03/23/17 | Selwin Duke
    It’s considered one of the world’s oldest Christian populations—now it’s poised to become the most recent driven to extinction. So says Canon Andrew White, a prominent churchman known as the “vicar of Baghdad,” about Iraqi Christians.
  • Are Christians Too Nice? Why Christians need to stop being wimps

    03/21/2017 3:42:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03/20/2017 | Daniel J. Phillips
     In a piece over at Fox News, Larry Alex Taunton argued that evangelicals “need to stop being wimps.” (A glance at the URL suggests that the writer’s original title may have been a bit saltier.) Taunton makes a vividly argued case.As an example of wimpiness, he adduces Barnabas Piper, famous for being the son of John Piper. Writing at WORLD, Piper reassured the world that he’d not eat at Chick-fil-A to support a fellow-believer targeted by “gay agenda” activists et al for the compounded crimes of (a) being a Christian (b) out-loud and (c) in public. Piper was very...
  • Democrats still haven’t faced their God problem

    03/20/2017 4:45:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The New York Post ^ | March 15, 2017 | Salena Zito
    PHILADELPHIA — The Democratic Party has a God problem. And over the last couple of decades, as its base became more educated, less religious and more urban, this problem has only grown. Some of this has to do with lower church attendance in cities versus rural areas, and the Democratic Party’s increasing reliance on urban voters. Some of it is the divisiveness of social or cultural issues like abortion and gay marriage. And the divide has seemingly sapped Democrats’ ability to communicate to religious Americans. Especially if those people of faith are white, according to Brad Chism, a longtime and...
  • Turks push to turn iconic Hagia Sophia back into a mosque

    03/10/2017 8:18:48 AM PST · by cutty · 15 replies
    For eight decades, the iconic Hagia Sophia [Ἁγία Σοφία, “Holy Wisdom”] – museum in Istanbul [Constantinople] has stood as a symbol of Turkey’s commitment to a secular society. Now that tradition is under siege by growing calls to convert the historic structure back into a practicing mosque. The 1,500-year-old structure originally was built as an Orthodox Christian cathedral. It was turned into a mosque in the 15th century after the Ottoman Turks defeated the Greek emperor in Constantinople and renamed the city Istanbul. In the 1930s, the founder of modern Turkey, Kemal Ataturk, turned it into a museum in his...
  • Franklin Graham Calls for Christian boycott of Disney's ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (opens March 17)

    03/05/2017 7:52:54 PM PST · by drewh · 84 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | March 5, 2017 | Scott Morefield
    Will Christians roll over and allow Disney to push their LGBT agenda on an audience entirely too young to be exposed to this nonsense by buying a ticket, and thereby supporting, the studio’s highly anticipated remake of a beloved children’s classic? Conservative evangelist Franklin Graham is calling on Christians to put their money where their mouth is when it comes to the upcoming Disney Beauty and the Beast remake. View image on Twitter View image on Twitter Follow Franklin Graham ✔ @Franklin_Graham I met Walt Disney when I was a young boy—He'd be shocked at what has happened to the...
  • Nine of the ten most dangerous countries in the world for Christians are Muslim

    03/04/2017 2:08:40 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 5 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 03/04/2017 | Robert Spencer
    Why is this the case, and why is it the case year after year? Might it have something to do with these teachings? “Fight those who do not believe in Allah or the Last Day, and do not forbid what has been forbidden by Allah and his messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, even if they are of the People of the Book, until they pay the jizya with willing submission and feel themselves subdued.” (Qur’an 9:29) Muhammad said: “Fight against those who disbelieve in Allah. Make a holy war… When you meet your enemies who are polytheists, invite...
  • President Trump we are the Christians: “Negotiate” for Us

    03/04/2017 11:18:43 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/04/17 | Rev. Michael Bresciani
    These un-born Americans have been denied life--how could they hope to reach liberty and the pursuit of happiness? President Trump’s recent address to Congress was an inspiring and historic moment for America. We will take nothing away from its import and meaning. We cannot account for hatred of the Democrats, the dishonesty of the media, the vitriol of Hollywood or the mindless disdain of academia’s snowflakes and detractors, but we are not deterred.
  • Christians are the world’s most persecuted religious group, according to studies

    03/03/2017 4:24:55 PM PST · by NYer · 8 replies
    Aletelia ^ | March 3, 2017 | Zoe Romanowsky
    Approximately 90,000 Christians were killed for their faith in 2016 worldwide, making them the most persecuted religious group in the world. That number — which amounts to one Christian killed every six minutes — is down a bit from 2015 when the number was estimated to be approximately 105,000.According to a Fox News report, nearly a third of the deaths in 2016 were at the hands of Islamic extremists like ISIS, and others were killed by state and non-state persecution. Massimo Introvigne, director of CENSUR, told Vatican Radio that approximately 70 percent of the martyred Christians in 2016 were from tribal villages in Africa, and their...
  • Suspected Istanbul nightclub attacker wanted to kill Christians - Hurriyet, citing court document

    02/28/2017 6:11:34 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb 13, 2017 | Staff
    An Islamist gunman, who has confessed to the killing of 39 people at an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Day, told a court that he had aimed to kill Christians during his attack, Hurriyet newspaper said on Monday, citing testimony given this weekend. Abdulgadir Masharipov initially planned to attack the area around Taksim Square but switched to the upscale Reina nightclub due to the heightened security measures around the square, Hurriyet said, without saying how it had obtained the document. "I did not take part in any acts before the Reina event. I thought of carrying out an act against...
  • The Purge of Christians across the Middle East: Where are the Protestors?

    02/27/2017 1:13:25 PM PST · by davikkm · 12 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    In what must surely be one of the most disturbing massacres of people in recent years, the usual suspect protestors have kept their silence. The Christian population of Middle Eastern countries has fallen sharply over the last ten years (CNN suggests that in the city of Mosul, the Christian population has dropped from around 35,000 to 20), and while some of this can be explained by families fleeing violence and danger, the amount of Christians slaughtered for not being Muslim is alarming. In Iraq the Christian population has fallen from 1.4 million to under 300,000 in a decade. The picture...
  • Iraqi Archbishop Hopeful Trump Will Aid Christians (who are target for violence in refugee camps)

    02/24/2017 11:25:36 AM PST · by xzins · 4 replies
    AINA via Fox News ^ | 2017-02-12 | Perry Chiaramonte
    The Archbishop for the Christian community in Iraq hopes President Trump and will help minority religious groups in the region. Bashar Warda, the Chaldean Catholic Archbishop of Erbil in Iraq, said as long as Trump's executive order includes special preferences for all victims of ISIS, it can be a positive for Christians in the region, whose plight Trump has been sympathetic to. "I would personally prefer that our people stay here in their ancient homeland, but I also understand that many have lost hope," Archbishop Warda said to Fox News. "They have suffered too much and want to leave. It...
  • Christian Father Shot in Head, Son Burned Alive Days After ISIS Affiliate Calls Believers 'Prey'

    02/23/2017 1:26:03 PM PST · by detective · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | Feb 23, 2017 | Stoyan Zaimov
    A Coptic Christian man was shot in the head while his son was burned alive in El-Arish, North Sinai, just days after Islamic State-affiliates called believers their "favorite prey." Al-Ahram reports that the father, 65-year-old Saad Hana, and his son, 45-year-old Medhat, were found by Egyptian security officials on Wednesday. Authorities told The Associated Press that the father was shot in the head, while the son appeared to have been abducted and burned alive.
  • Muslim Immigration is a Serious Danger to American Jews

    02/23/2017 7:22:52 AM PST · by pinochet · 24 replies
    Islam is a threat to both Jews and Christians. But Islam is a greater threat to Jews, than it is to Christians. The Muslim holy books known as the Hadiths, call on Muslims to wage genocidal war on Jews, even when Jews hide behind rocks and trees. See Sahih al-Bukhari Vol.4 Book 56 No. 791, Book 52 No. 176 & 177, Sahih Muslim book 41 No. 6981 & 6983 and etc. The instructions to wage genocidal war on Jews are repeated in several Hadiths, and Christians are not specifically targeted for genocide in the Hadiths in the same manner. The...
  • Frightened Christians lose battle over U.S. mega-mosque [Sterling Heights, MI]

    02/23/2017 2:45:06 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 12 replies
    World News Daily ^ | Feb 22, 2017 | Leo Hohmann
    In the end, the Iraqi Christians of Sterling Heights, Michigan, say they felt abandoned and left vulnerable by their government. snip*** The city on Tuesday night agreed to a settlement with a Muslim group that wants to build a mega-mosque on 15 Mile at Mound Road, in the heart of a residential area filled with Christians who escaped Muslim persecution in Iraq. snip*** The city planning commission had denied the mosque permit in September 2015, but nearly a year later the mosque sued the city claiming discrimination. In December 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice joined in with a similar...
  • How Christian Are the Trumps?

    02/22/2017 2:10:13 AM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 86 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...
  • The Left: False Premises and Suicidal Actions

    When Trump won the last election by running circles around the media-political complex, fifty million liberals went stark raving mad, and they haven't come down yet. You always pay a price for living in a world of lies. ​Germany's ​Angela Merkel, a bona fide leftocrat, tells us that Muslim hate propaganda and violence have nothing to do with Islam. Apparently she hasn't read the Qur'an lately, or she believes that the Crusades (which ended in the 12th century) show how violent Christianity really is. But being stuck in ​self-delusion won't solve the threat of jihad, and Mutti Merkel is now...
  • Trump to issue Magna Carta of religious liberty

    02/21/2017 9:56:07 AM PST · by V K Lee · 31 replies
    https://www.onenewsnow.com/ ^ | 2/3/17 | Bryan Fischer
    According to a left-wing website, The Nation, the president is circulating a draft of an executive order on religious liberty that will bring civil rights protections for Christians into the 21st century. Its stated purpose is "to guide the executive branch in formulating and implementing policies with implications for the religious freedom of persons and organizations in America." Christian organizations include even "closely held for-profit corporations, operated for a religious purpose, even if its purpose is not exclusively religious." It is a perfectly appropriate executive order because it is a directive from the head of the executive branch, the president,...
  • Turkey: The Last Armenian Woman in a Once-Christian Town

    02/19/2017 2:16:18 PM PST · by george76 · 3 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 14, 2017 | Uzay Bulut
    Prior to the Armenian genocide of 1915, the Turkish southeastern town of Derik used to be an important center for Armenian and Assyrian/Syriac Christians. Today, only one Armenian woman remains: Yursalin Demirci. ... The Armenians of Derik were first subject to massacres and deportations in 1915. The remnant Armenians emigrated from Derik in later years due to various pressures. Because of these reasons, there is no longer an Armenian community in the town. The doors of the Surp (Saint) Kevrok Armenian Church were not opened at Christmas this year. And the church bell no longer rings. “I miss the old...
  • 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...
  • Shame on the Silent Christian Leaders Who Refuse to Stand Against Government Tyranny

    02/18/2017 7:46:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/16/2017 | Michael Brown
    There is only one thing more appalling than the Washington Supreme Court’s 9-0 ruling against religious liberty on Friday. It is the silence of Christian leaders across America, leaders who choose convenience over confrontation, leaders who would rather be popular than prophetic, leaders who prefer the favor of people over the favor of God. Shame on these silent leaders. Today is a day to stand. There are, of course, the handful of expected Christian voices protesting the court’s outrageous decision, as these justices ruled unanimously against florist Barronelle Stutzman, claiming that she discriminated against a longtime gay customer (named Robert...
  • US Mosque Holds Memorial For Islamist Assassin

    02/17/2017 6:14:52 PM PST · by kevcol · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | February 17, 2017 | Russ Read
    A Maryland-based mosque held a memorial celebration Sunday for an Islamist assassin who was convicted of murdering a Pakistani governor for criticizing the country’s blasphemy laws. The Gulzar E Madina mosque hosted an “Urs” for convicted murderer Mumtaz Qadri, reported Ehsan Rehan of the Rabwah Times, a Pakistan-based news agency. Urs is a traditional death anniversary usually reserved for Sufi saints celebrated by Muslims in South Asia. A Pakistani high court charged Qadri with murder after he killed Salman Taseer, the former governor of Pakistan’s Punjab province. Qadri, who was part of Taseer’s bodyguard, shot him 27 times with an...
  • Muslims Surround Christian Church, Stab Pastor To Death and Burn The Entire Church To The Ground

    02/15/2017 9:44:36 PM PST · by detective · 25 replies
    shoebat.com ^ | February 14, 2017 | Theodore Shoebat
    Shortened title. Full title: Muslim Militants Surround Christian Church, They Break Inside, Grab The Pastor And Stab Him To Death, They Then Burn The Entire Church To The Ground Muslim militants surrounded a Christian Church in Central Africa, taking the pastor and stabbing him to death before burning the whole church down. As we read in one report: A Christian pastor has been killed and two churches destroyed in brutal revenge attacks by Muslim rebels in the Central African Republic. Pastor Jean-Paul Sankagui of the Eglise du Christ en Centrafrique was attacked and stabbed to death by supporters of Muslim...
  • 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...
  • Democrats Think Muslims Worse Off Here Than Christians Are In Muslim World

    02/07/2017 1:37:19 PM PST · by davikkm · 22 replies
    Most voters agree that Christians living in Muslim-majority countries are mistreated for their religion. But Democrats are more likely to think Muslims are mistreated in America than to think Christians are persecuted in the Islamic world. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 62% of Likely U.S. Voters believe most Christians living in the Islamic world are treated unfairly because of their religion. Just 17% disagree, while 21% more are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) These findings have changed little in surveys since early 2015. By comparison, 39% feel most Muslims living in...
  • “KILL CHRISTIANS”: THE REAL REFUGEE PROTEST AGENDA (Really Want Obama's Christian Ban Continued)

    02/06/2017 6:48:09 AM PST · by xzins · 11 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | February 3, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    The President of the United States announced that refugees fleeing persecution by a totalitarian regime would be deported. It did not matter that they had risked their lives to come here. They would be sent back. No leftist lawyers crammed airports. No protesters chanted at terminals. No celebrities offered sanctimonious lectures about “who we are”. No one dared to call the lying thug behind it un-American. Because his last name was Obama and the refugees were Cubans fleeing socialism. Their arrival irritated the leftists gleefully going on tours of Havana while worrying that capitalism would ruin all the poverty, misery...
  • The Biblical Infidelity Of Progressive Christians

    02/06/2017 8:43:27 AM PST · by Maudeen · 7 replies
    Prophecy News Watch Headlines ^ | 2/6/2017 | Peter Heck
    One of the most fascinating speeches in the Bible happens in Acts 5 with Jewish Pharisee Gamaliel addressing the Sanhedrin. He warns them that if the message being preached by the Apostles of Jesus was of man, it would fail. But if it was from God, it couldn't be stopped. It was of God, and it wasn't stopped. I find that passage particularly relevant today within American Christendom. . . . . There is a reason that liberal Christian movements like those championed by Jim Wallis, Rachel Held Evans, Shane Claiborne and others are so ineffective and unpersuasive in American...
  • IRAQ ARCHBISHOP WONDERS WHERE PROTESTERS WERE WHEN CHRISTIANS WERE DYING

    02/03/2017 10:29:52 AM PST · by xzins · 18 replies
    Frontpagemag ^ | February 3, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    Muslim lives matter. Non-Muslim lives don't matter. That's how Islam and the left both see it. Catholic Archbishop Bashar Warda of Irbil tells Crux that Iraqi refugees see it a lot differently than we do — and wonder where the protesters were in 2014: Everyone, including the administration, seems to agree that this should have been implemented with more clarity. There was much confusion about what the order meant and many people were very upset. From my perspective in Iraq, I wonder why all of these protesters were not protesting in the streets when ISIS came to kill Christians and...
  • Why Trump's executive order draft on religious liberty is just what America needs

    02/02/2017 5:18:11 PM PST · by 198ml · 4 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 2/2/17 | Nate Madden
    Just two days after what looked like betrayal in the ongoing battle between religious liberty and the LGBT lobby’s never-ending quest for positive “rights,” President Trump may sign an executive order Thursday protecting religious liberty throughout the federal government. Naturally, the Left is losing its collective hive mind again. In an attempt to stop the president from issuing the order, LGBT groups and left-leaning media outlets leaked the document, according to The Daily Signal. Just hours after the initial leak, the president unequivocally vowed to protect religious freedom at the National Prayer Breakfast.
  • Donald Trump says he loves Australia

    02/02/2017 12:47:27 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 54 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 3rd February 2017 | Peter Mitchell
    US President Donald Trump is still talking tough about allies but instead of Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in his sights, he is turning up the heat on Barack Obama for negotiating the Manus Island and Nauru refugee deal. Mr Trump said on Thursday he loves Australia and will honour the deal struck by his predecessor but only refugees who pass extreme vetting will be allowed into the US. "If a previous administration does something you have to respect that but you can also say 'Why are we doing this?'" Mr Trump, speaking to reporters before a meeting at the...
  • ‘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...
  • Trump Chooses Episcopalian Neil Gorsuch as U.S. Supreme Court Nominee

    01/31/2017 8:23:19 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 30 replies
    Christian News Network ^ | 1-31-17 | Heather Clark
    President Trump has announced that he has nominated 10th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court as the replacement for the late Justice Antonin Scalia. “Judge Gorsuch has outstanding legal skills, a brilliant mind, tremendous discipline and has earned bipartisan support,” Trump stated in introducing his pick to the public Tuesday night. “Mr. President, I am honored and I am humbled. Thank you very much,” Gorsuch, an Episcopalian, said to applause in accepting the nomination. While it is not known where Gorsuch himself stands on abortion, he is the author of the book...
  • NY Times: Trump Creating Christian Theocracy; Bishops: Trump Against Christian Faith

    01/30/2017 6:28:27 PM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Catholic World News ^ | 1/30/17 | Carl E. Olson
    Negative reactions to President Trump's executive order regarding refugees range from unhinged to unthinking to clichéd, none of which are helpful or necessary.The New York Times and the U.S. bishops appear to have very different understandings of President Trump's motivations, but do seem to arrive at an equally negative conclusion. First, here is Times' editor David Leonhardt's take, titled "Trump Flirts With Theocracy": Let’s not mince words. President Trump’s recent actions are an attempt to move the United States away from being the religiously free country that the founders created — and toward becoming an aggressively Christian country hostile to...
  • Obama Actually Committed More Religious Discrimination than Any That Trump Is Accused of

    01/30/2017 4:19:40 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/30/17 | Ron A.Y. Rich
    Where was the outrage against the Obama Administration? Where is the outrage against the people protesting against Trump? Any intellectually honest people who care about immigration should be far more upset with President Obama’s immigration policies than President Trump’s Syrian Christians constitute 10% of the Arabs in Syria, yet during the Obama administration, they constituted from .5% to 1% of the refugees permitted to escape into America from Syria. It is patently obvious that Christians face far greater persecution in Syria and other Arab countries than Muslims, so the statistic described above demonstrates clear discrimination against Christians by the Obama...
  • What does the Bible really say about taking in Syrian refugees?

    01/30/2017 9:53:23 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 55 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/30/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Not what the left, the media and quite a few Christians would have you think. It’s always problematic when you look to the mainstream media and other left-wingers for an understanding of what Scripture says. To listen to them, you’d think Jesus was concerned with little more than sending checks to the poor, installing solar panels on roofs and surrendering to any and all foreign enemies.
  • Let’s Be Real: Obama ‘Barred’ Syrian Christian Refugees

    01/29/2017 5:40:49 PM PST · by markomalley · 10 replies
    The Stream ^ | 1/29/17 | Rachel Stolzfuss
    President Trump said he’s righting a wrong in ordering his administration to prioritize refugee applications from Christian minorities in Muslim countries Friday, but critics are declaring the move unfair and “un-American.” Let’s look at what the numbers have to say about the way Christian refugees were treated under President Obama.The country admitted about the same number of Christian refugees as Muslim refugees in Fiscal Year 2016, according to Pew Research Center figures cited by The New York Times in an effort to refute Trump’s statement. About 38,000 Christian refugees were admitted compared to about 39,000 Muslims.But this figure is a sum total...
  • Liberal hypocrites never complained about how O’s refugee policy discriminated against Christians

    01/29/2017 10:58:33 AM PST · by grundle · 16 replies
    wordpress ^ | January 29, 2017 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Liberal hypocrites never complained about how Obama’s Syrian refugee policy discriminated against Christians Liberals – justifiably so – have been complaining about how Trump wants to discriminate against Muslim immigrants.However, these same liberals were completely silent when Obama discriminated against Christian immigrants.Christians make up 10% of Syria’s population, and they are being specifically targeted by ISIS.However, on November 30, 2015, it was reported that during the previous two weeks (i.e., the two weeks immediately after Islamic terrorists murdered 130 people in Paris) of the 132 Syrian refugees that the Obama administration had admitted into the U.S., 100% of them were Muslim,...
  • Christian Leaders Denounce Trump’s Plan to Favor Christian Immigrants

    01/29/2017 9:33:45 AM PST · by Colorado Doug · 35 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | JAN. 29, 2017 | LAURIE GOODSTEINJAN
    I don't want to quote the Slimes, in part because of excerpt rules but also because it's just fake news. Click the link if you must but wash up afterwards. In the linked article, every single "Christian Leader" is nothing more than a paid "refugee" resettlement contractor. They make lots of money by bringing in immigrants. The government funded United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, who received almost eighty million tax dollars in 2014. Church World Service, who according to Charity watch receives over 50% of their funding from the government. Finally, they cite World Relief which is also listed...
  • President Trump Tweets RE: Christians in the Middle East

    01/29/2017 8:00:04 AM PST · by JPX2011 · 32 replies
    Twitter ^ | January 29, 2017 | President Donald Trump
  • Trump: Persecuted Christian refugees will get priority

    01/27/2017 7:15:23 PM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/27/17 | Max Greenwood
    The United States could prioritize the resettlement of Christian refugees over members of other religious groups, President Trump said on Friday. “They’ve been horribly treated,” Trump said in an interview with Christian Broadcasting Network anchor David Brody. “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 fairness, but they were chopping off the heads of...
  • 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 Inauguration a Historical Milestone—Franklin Graham’s Prayer a Vindication

    01/22/2017 7:24:28 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/22/17 | Rev. Michael Bresciani
    Sometimes even the most illustrious words can bury the beauty and the deep meaning of a glorious moment—we will attempt to refrain from burying what may have been the most stirring Presidential inauguration in America’s history with too many words. The crowds across the mall were superbly self-controlled and respectful, all standing as a cross section of America’s best.
  • CAIR to Trump: Drop Franklin Graham From Inauguration

    01/17/2017 8:18:12 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 36 replies
    UFP.com ^ | 1/15/17 | Shawn
    he Council on American-Islamic Relation, a Muslim group that is unlikely to wield the kind of power over the Donald Trump administration as they did over the current president, is calling on Trump to dis-invite Rev. Franklin Graham from Friday’s inauguration ceremony. In a press release, CAIR said that Graham was a “notorious Islamophobe” who had no business speaking at the event. “If President-elect Trump truly seeks to unite our nation as he promised in his acceptance speech, he will limit the list of those offering prayers at the inauguration to religious leaders who work to bring us together, not...
  • CAIR to Trump: Drop Franklin Graham from inaugural prayers

    01/14/2017 9:18:26 PM PST · by amorphous · 96 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | 14 Jan 2017
    The Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Muslim-rights group designated by the Justice Department as a terrorist co-conspirator, is calling on Donald Trump to drop Rev. Franklin Graham as one of six clergy who will offer prayers at the Jan. 20 inauguration ceremony. In a press release issued this week, CAIR referred to the son of evangelist Billy Graham as a “notorious Islamophobe” “If President-elect Trump truly seeks to unite our nation as he promised in his acceptance speech, he will limit the list of those offering prayers at the inauguration to religious leaders who work to bring us together, not...
  • Supremes face bombshell: Law censoring Christian counselors

    01/13/2017 11:20:16 AM PST · by amorphous · 45 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | 13 Jan 2017 | Bob Unruh
    The U.S. Supreme Court has been handed a bombshell: An appeal of a lower-court ruling that banned Christian counselors from talking with teens about the biblical standard for sexuality. The case challenges laws that force licensed counselors to affirm homosexuality, prohibiting them from helping clients overcome same-sex attractions. Such laws have been adopted in New Jersey, where a biased judge used it to shut down a Christian ministry, and in California and other states. The case already was presented to the Supreme Court several years ago, but it did not get a ruling. Now a new appeal has been submitted...
  • BLM Activist Tries To Shame Christians By Creating A ‘Donald Trump’ Bible

    01/12/2017 2:48:55 PM PST · by kevcol · 51 replies
    The Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | January 12, 2017 | Amber Randall
    Former Presbyterian minister Jomo Johnson wrote “The Gospel: King Trump Version,” a satirical version of the Bible that replaces Jesus with Trump, reports the Christian Post. Johnson also helped start a local Black Lives Matter chapter in Savannah, Ga. The book, independently published through Amazon, is meant to indict Christians who stood with Trump during the election. “What this Gospel does is the same thing Christian Trump supporters did during the election: take Jesus out in order to put Trump in,” the description reads. ”
  • The Rise of Reformed Christianity in the World’s Largest Muslim Country

    01/12/2017 1:33:40 PM PST · by Gamecock · 7 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | January 13, 2017 | Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra
    With more than 16,000 students, Universitas Pelita Harapan is one of the largest Reformed Christian universities in the world. Started just 22 years ago, the university offers a law school, medical school, engineering school, and teachers college—all from a distinctly Reformed worldview. “We don’t even have that in the United States or Europe,” said Ric Cannada, chancellor emeritus for Reformed Theological Seminary. “Here it is in Indonesia. Isn’t it just like the Lord to do something like this in the least likely place—the country with the largest Muslim population in the world?” Though Christians compose only 10 percent of Indonesia’s...