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  • The Next Great War

    07/27/2014 7:26:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Alan Caruba
    In the July 24 edition of The Wall Street Journal there was a commentary, “Wanted: Converts to Judaism” by the chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary, Arnold M. Eisen. I thought to myself that this was an extraordinary time to be suggesting conversion to a faith that is literally under attack in Israel and being attacked by the reemergence of anti-Semitism in Europe. Here in America we are witnessing the most pro-Islamic and anti-Semitic administration in the history of nation.
  • U.S. doctor contracts Ebola in Liberia

    07/26/2014 7:34:38 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7-27-2014
    A 33-year-old American doctor working for a relief organization in Liberia's capital has tested positive for the tropical disease Ebola, according to a statement from Samaritan's Purse. Dr. Kent Brantly, medical director at one of the country's two treatment centers run by the organization, recognized his own symptoms and confined himself to an isolation ward. It was not immediately clear how he caught Ebola. The relief group's Melissa Strickland said that he had followed strict safety protocols when treating patients. "It's too early to try to explain it. We will have an intensive and thorough investigation," she said. Across Guinea,...
  • Ohio State Teaches Atheists are Smarter than Christians

    07/26/2014 8:09:14 PM PDT · by detective · 72 replies
    College Insurrection ^ | July 26, 2014 | Aleister
    Imagine the outrage if this lesson pitted men against women or straight people against gay people. Kaitlyn Schallhorn of Campus Reform reported. Exclusive: Ohio State core class teaches Christians are dumber than atheists An Ohio State University (OSU) class has apparently determined another fundamental difference between Christians and atheists: their IQ points.
  • 'END VERY NEAR' FOR IRAQ CHRISTIANS

    07/26/2014 12:22:49 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 25 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 7-26-2014 | Press Association
    The end appears "very near" for Christians in Iraq, the vicar of the only Anglican church in the country warned as he appealed for more help to counter the threat from Islamist militants. Faced with an ultimatum from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis) forces to convert, pay a tax or be killed, Christians in the northern city of Mosul mostly fled last week. But Canon Andrew White - dubbed "the bishop of Baghdad" for his work at St George's church in the capital, said they were trapped in the desert or on the streets with nowhere to...
  • 'They are savages,' say Christians forced to flee Mosul by Isis

    07/25/2014 2:48:01 PM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 24, 2014 | Fazel Hawramy
    Iraqi Christians who were forced to flee the northern city of Mosul under threat of forced conversion or execution by jihadists have spoken of their terror as churches were turned into mosques and their homes and property confiscated.SNIP Hundreds have found shelter in areas between Mosul and Irbil – the capital of the Kurdistan regional government – that are controlled by Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, but they face an uncertain future. SNIP Monks at the 4th-century Mar Behnam monastery, a major pilgrimage site run by the Syriac Catholic church, were allowed to take only the clothes they were wearing.Two nuns who...
  • Born-again Christian awarded €70,000 in discrimination case

    07/24/2014 12:37:37 PM PDT · by Objective Scrutator · 11 replies
    Irish Times ^ | July 21, 2014 | Dan Griffin
    A born-again Christian who was fired from South Tipperary County Council has been awarded €70,000 compensation after the Equality Tribunal found he was discriminated against over his religion. According to the council, John McAteer was dismissed after repeatedly failing to comply with senior staff members who told him to stop speaking about his faith to workers and members of the public during office hours. Mr McAteer said the tenets of his religion require him to speak to people about Jesus and share the Gospel with them. The complainant had been working as a civil engineer in the Clonmel Borough Council...
  • (POLL) Did You Think Tony Dungy’s Comments on Michael Sam Were Out of Line???

    07/23/2014 3:37:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 64 replies
    CBS Tampa ^ | July 21, 2014
    Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach Tony Dungy told the Tampa Tribune that he would NOT have drafted Michael Sam if he were still coaching. “I wouldn’t have taken him,’’ said former Bucs and Colts coach Tony Dungy, now an analyst for NBC. “Not because I don’t believe Michael Sam should have a chance to play, but I wouldn’t want to deal with all of it. “It’s not going to be totally smooth … things will happen.’ What are your thoughts on Coach Dungy’s statements???
  • Muslims Stand With Christians And Condemn Islamic State On Social Media

    07/23/2014 12:26:20 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | Mary Chastain
    As the radical jihadist group Islamic State continues to terrorize millions of Iraqis, concerned Muslims are using social media to call for a larger Muslim backlash against the terrorist militia.
  • Democratic candidates address Christian group (N.C.)

    07/23/2014 11:14:18 AM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 7 replies
    New Bern (N.C.) Sun Journal ^ | 7/22/14 | Sue Book
    Craven County Democratic candidates for the North Carolina Legislature and an Onslow County Democrat running for the U.S. House must at moments have felt like Daniel in the lion’s den in front of Craven-Pamlico Christian Coalition Monday. The expressly conservative and mostly Republican group’s meeting packed about 50 people into a New Bern Golden Corral room, which usually sees a smaller crowd, to hear and question U.S. District 3 House candidate Marshall Adame; N.C. Senate District 2 candidate Carr Ipock; and N.C. House District 3 candidate Whit Whitley. The meeting opened with a prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance, and a...
  • Christian evangelists seek out children at Portland playgrounds, pools

    07/23/2014 11:09:55 AM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 184 replies
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- An evangelical Christian group plans to try to convert children as young as 5 at Portland apartment pools, public parks and dozens of other gathering spots this summer -- a campaign that's got some residents upset. They've banded together in recent weeks to warn parents about the Child Evangelism Fellowship's Good News Club, buying a full-page ad in the local alternative weekly to highlight the group's tactics. "They pretend to be a mainstream Christian Bible study when in fact they're a very old school fundamentalist sect," said Kaye Schmitt, an organizer with Protect Portland Children, which...
  • With jabs at Obama, CUFI lobbies for Iran sanctions, end to P.A. aid (Christians United for Israel)

    07/23/2014 11:10:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles ^ | July 22, 2014 | Jewish Telegraph Agency
    Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, addressing the annual Washington conference of Christians United for Israel, July 21, 2014.With sharp jabs at the Obama administration, Christians United for Israel launched its annual Washington rally with appeals to Congress to impose new sanctions on Iran and cut off funding to the Palestinian Authority. David Brog, the group’s executive director, said CUFI regarded the Iran nuclear talks as a failure and would back legislation proposed by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) that would impose new sanctions immediately. The Cruz measure is tougher than legislation already under consideration that would trigger sanctions...
  • Major Newspaper Breaks Media Silence: Global Conspiracy Silence On Persecution Christians Iraq

    07/23/2014 3:25:12 AM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    Rorate-caeli ^ | July 22, 2014
    FULL TITLE: MAJOR NEWSPAPER EDITORIAL BREAKS MEDIA SILENCE: Why the Global Conspiracy of Silence on Persecution of Christians in Iraq? It is to the greatest honor of Le Figaro, by far the largest and oldest national French daily, that it becomes this Wednesday the first major world newspaper to put on its front page and as its main headline the persecution of Christians in Iraq: "The Calvary of the Christians of Iraq". Also on its front page, the main editorial for today, "Silence, on persécute!" (Silence, We are Persecuting!), a dire direct accusation of the accomplices of this genocide, those...
  • Why Tony Dungy’s comments about Michael Sam aren’t really a surprise

    07/22/2014 10:19:34 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 47 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/22/14 | Cindy Boren
    Michael Sam may not be a distraction this week at the St. Louis Rams training camp, but the same cannot be said about Tony Dungy. The former coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Indianapolis Colts found himself drawing criticism for telling the Tampa Tribune that, if he were still coaching today, he wouldn’t have drafted Sam “(n)ot because I don’t believe Michael Sam should have a chance to play, but I wouldn’t want to deal with all of it.
  • Nun: The Sign of Genocide (Please join Aug 1 Day of Solidarity and Prayer)

    07/22/2014 2:30:20 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Rorate-caeli ^ | July 19, 2014
    Please, join the August 1st Day of Adoration, Prayer and Solidarity for Persecuted Christians in Iraq, Syria, and the Middle East In solidarity with our Persecuted Brethren in Iraq and Syria Nun (ن), the 14th letter of the Arabic alphabet (the equivalent of letter N in our Roman alphabet), is the first letter of the word Nasara (نصارى : Nazarenes), the way Muslims have called Christians since the beginning of their invasion of the Christian world in the 7th century -- Christians under Muslim rule never called themselves thus, since the intent of Muslims was to portray Christians as a contemptible and...
  • Bishop Tony Palmer, Pope Francis’ Friend, Dies in Motorcycle Crash

    07/21/2014 10:03:30 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    Patheos.com ^ | 7/21/14 | Kathy Schiffer
    Tony Palmer, the charismatic young preacher who enjoyed a friendship with Pope Francis, has apparently died in a motorcycle accident. Not a Catholic, Palmer was bishop in the Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches, a group that is inspired by the “middle way” of classical Anglicanism and considers itself part of the Convergence Movement. News is spotty at this point; but according to Archbishop Charles Hill, presiding prelate at Ambassadors for Christ Ministries of America (AFCMOA) in Atlanta, Palmer was in an accident while riding a motorcycle in the U.K. After hours of surgery, Bishop Palmer died on Sunday, July 20,...
  • Iraq's second city "free of Christians" (Ethnic Cleansing)

    07/21/2014 5:10:32 AM PDT · by xzins · 43 replies
    CBN ^ | 20 Jul 14 | Stan Jeter
    Christians have fled en masse from Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, abandoning communities that date back to the first centuries of Christianity. Islamic extremists who now control the city gave Christians until midday Saturday to convert to Islam, pay a tax or face death. According to MidEast Christian News, the IS rulers ordered hospitals to dismiss Christian doctors and female employees. The report says extremists also marked the houses of Christians as "Property of the Islamic State". By the time the deadline imposed by the Islamic State expired, most Christians were gone. Mosul, where Christianity has existed for nearly 2,000 years,...
  • Colo. Sheriff Alleges Shock Training to TheBlaze: DHS-Bound Official Warned Against ‘Christians

    04/09/2013 2:50:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/9/13 | Billy Hallowell
    This weekend, an email written by Ron Trowbridge, the undersheriff of Prowers County, Colorado, started sweeping some of the viral corners of the internet. It alleges that a Colorado State Police training encouraged law enforcement officials to look at Bible-believing Christians with intense skepticism. At first glance, the startling allegations in the letter, which was first posted on the conservative site Red Statements, were seemingly unbelievable. But TheBlaze reached out to Trowbridge to confirm that he wrote the note and to speak further about its contents. In sum, the undersheriff said that he, indeed, wrote it and that the version...
  • GUILTY: For Just Being Christian

    07/20/2014 8:42:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 20, 2014 | Kevin McCullough
    The Mayor of Salem, Massachusetts, Kimberly Driscoll, is actively attempting to destroy Gordon College. Dissatisfied with the Christian college, practicing its own beliefs, last week Driscoll began to take out her hostility against them. The angry tone of the actions taken against the school reveal a few things that are important for the rest of the nearly 6,400 Christian colleges in America to understand. First and foremost--none of them are safe. Not a single one. The activists--having lost the Hobby Lobby case before the Supreme Court--are looking for a place to focus their vengeance. Christian schools now seem to be...
  • The Coming Christian Revolt

    07/19/2014 4:26:54 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 49 replies
    BarbWire ^ | July 19, 2014 | Matt Barber
    From behind a smoking sniper rifle high atop his ivory tower peers the secular-”progressive.” He surveys his many victims, strewn across the American landscape below and mockingly sneers, “War on Christianity? What war on Christianity?” He then resumes shooting, all the while insisting that those uncooperative Christians who scatter for cover behind the word of God and the U.S. Constitution somehow suffer from a “persecution complex” (the baker, the photographer, the florist, the innkeeper, the Christian school administrator, etc.). Though there are many, it is plain for all to see that abortion and “sexual liberation” remain the two principal...
  • Sebastian Gorka: Christian Holocaust Underway in Iraq, USA and World Look On

    07/20/2014 7:16:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Jul 2014 | Robert Wilde
    When U.S. troops invaded Iraq in 2003, there were at least 1.5 million Christians in Iraq. Over the last ten years, significantly in the last few months with the emergence of ISIS, that figure has dropped to about 400,000. In a region where Christians predate Muslims by centuries, over one million Christians have been killed or have had to flee because of jihadi persecution, while America is basically standing by and watching. This is the sad news that Breitbart’s National Security Editor and one of the world’s leading experts on asymmetric warfare, Dr. Sebastian Gorka, brought to Breitbart News Saturday,...
  • As Christians Are Massacred in Iraq, Laid-Back Obama Maintains His Shameful Silence

    07/19/2014 12:25:17 PM PDT · by kristinn · 24 replies
    The Spectator (UK) ^ | Saturday, July 19, 2014 | Damian Thompson
    Christians in Mosul have been offered three choices by ISIS: 1. Convert to Islam. 2. Pay the ‘jizya’ tax that renders them dhimmis – i.e., second-class citizens granted limited protection if they hand over half an ounce of pure gold. 3. Death by the sword. They had until noon today to make up their minds. Bit of a no-brainer, really. Mosul’s Christians – Catholics and Orthodox who until this month had celebrated Mass in the city every Sunday for 1,600 years – are fleeing for safety. Perhaps, by the time you read this, Barack Obama – a weekly worshipper at...
  • Obama Fights Back Against Hobby Lobby Fueled Discrimination With LGBT Executive Order

    07/19/2014 9:03:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    There has not been much good, or encouraging, news in America over the past months, and it is due to the perpetual assault on the people by a cabal of un-American groups led by Republicans and empowered by conservatives on the Supreme Court. To their credit, Democrats have attempted to assuage the damage imposed by the conservative Court, particularly the Hobby Lobby ruling, but Republicans dutifully protected the religious right and betrayed American women. There were plenty of Americans concerned the religious right would use the Court’s ruling as freedom to discriminate against the gay community, and within 24 hours...
  • Christians flee Iraq’s Mosul after Islamists tell them: convert, pay or die

    07/19/2014 8:02:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1:21AM BST 19 Jul 2014 | (AFP)
    Christians were fleeing Iraq’s jihadist-held city of Mosul en masse on Friday after mosques relayed an ultimatum giving them a few hours to leave, the country’s Chaldean patriarch and witnesses said. Iraq is home to one of the world’s most ancient Christian communities, but their numbers have plummeted as attacks against them mounted after the US-led invasion in 2003, which unleashed a wave of sectarian violence. “Christian families are on their way to Dohuk and Arbil,” in the neighboring autonomous region of Kurdistan, Patriarch Louis Sako told AFP. “For the first time in the history of Iraq, Mosul is now...
  • Is Obama Waging Jihad?

    07/18/2014 6:40:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 18, 2014 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Not a week goes by that I'm not called or emailed by hundreds of fans who believe we have a foreigner and Muslim in the White House. I've disagreed for six years now. We have to take our President at his word. He says he is a Christian, he attends church, so he is a Christian. So let's throw that theory away. But I've met quite a few Christians who are both Marxists and radical Muslim sympathizers. It’s now clear that Obama is one of them. Why hide from it? It’s no crime. Obama should embrace the truth. Is he...
  • Are Christians in the Midst of a ‘Social Secession?’

    07/04/2014 6:17:34 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 7-3-14 | David French
    As a Christian lawyer — even when I was engaged in the “commercial” practice of law rather than the nonprofit, constitutional work I do now — I always drew moral lines around my representations decisions. I was not going to use whatever meager talents God gave me to advance or celebrate causes or principles I knew to be wrong. In other words, I discriminated. But not on the basis of race, gender, disability, or sexual orientation, but rather on the basis of the action or legal principle the case would advance. I’d happily represent anyone, gay or straight, in a...
  • Supreme Court Sides With Christian College In Birth Control Case [Sotomayor Goes Berserk]

    07/03/2014 10:17:29 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 03, 2014 | ROBERT BARNES
    Supreme Court Sides With Christian College In Birth Control Case The three female justices say their colleagues are reversing themselves from this week’s Hobby Lobby ruling. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP) BY ROBERT BARNES July 3 The three female justices of the Supreme Court sharply rebuked their colleagues Thursday for siding with a Christian college in the latest battle over providing women with contraceptive coverage under the Affordable Care Act, saying the court was retreating from assurances offered only days ago. In a short, unsigned opinion, the court said that Wheaton College in Illinois, at least temporarily, does not have to comply...
  • Supreme Court Order Suspends Contraception Rule for Christian College

    07/03/2014 3:52:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 3, 2014 | By ADAM LIPTAK
    In a decision that drew an unusually fierce dissent from the three female justices, the Supreme Court sided Thursday with religiously affiliated nonprofit groups in a clash between religious freedom and women’s rights. The decision temporarily bars the government from enforcing against a Christian college part of the regulations that provide contraception coverage under the Affordable Care Act. The court’s order was brief, provisional and unsigned, but it drew a furious reaction from the three female justices — Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan — who said the court had betrayed a promise it made on Monday...
  • Shhhh! Tim Howard’s a Christian

    07/02/2014 7:12:58 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 7-2-14 | Katie Yoder
    The media are poring over each and every detail of the life of U.S. soccer team’s heroic goalkeeper. Here’s one they probably won’t mention: Tim Howard is a Christian. Beating the U.S. soccer team in a 2-1 game, Belgium eliminated the U.S. from the World Cup, on July 1. Despite that, the U.S. team still boasted a win: goalkeeper Tim Howard made 16 goal saves during the match, the most in World Cup history since 1966 (when record-keeping first began). ABC, CBS and NBC noted the champion’s popularity – but failed to mention his faith. During the morning segments after...
  • 8 Other Laws That Could Be Ignored Now That Christians Get To Pick And Choose(They're mad!)

    06/30/2014 9:29:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | June 30, 2014 | Ryan Grim, Washington bureau chief
    The owners of a chain of stores called Hobby Lobby don't like Obamacare. In particular, they really don't like the part that requires insurance companies to cover contraceptives. Normally, people who don't like a law petition the government to change that law. That's how a nation of laws works. But these men are Christians. The Supreme Court ruled Monday that Christian business owners are special. Their deeply held religious belief that some particular form of contraception is immoral carries more weight than the force of law, five conservative Christian justices ruled. The court -- in a fairly bald admission that...
  • Former thief finds forgiveness and new life as ordained pastor

    06/30/2014 1:50:58 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 25 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | Jun 27, 2014 | Dana Williamson
    BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (BP) -- When George Aguilar broke into and vandalized a Baptist church, the last thing he expected to find was love and forgiveness. But that November night in 2004 changed the 20-year-old man's life forever. That year, Aguilar, a native of El Salvador -- who at age 10 came to live with his father in the U.S. as a legal resident -- found himself without a place to live. He moved in with some young men in Tulsa who were involved in stealing items and converting them to cash. An impressionable young man who lost his job...
  • Air Force Throws Out Bibles but Forces Observance of Ramadan

    06/30/2014 11:18:32 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 14 replies
    Eagle Rising ^ | June 30 2014 | Onan Coca
    The Air Force has decided to force our airmen serving in Bahrain to observe the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. In case you think I must be making it up, read it for yourselves at Stars and Stripes, the official military news website.U.S. personnel accustomed to drinking their coffee on the drive to work will have to put that habit on hold for about a month. It’s one of a few lifestyle changes Americans will have to make during the holy month of Ramadan.…For the 8,200 U.S. personnel living here, and those serving throughout the U.S. Central Command area of...
  • Hobby Lobby Wins !: Where Do We Go from Here?

    06/30/2014 7:24:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 107 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 06/30/2014 | Ed Stetzer
    The U.S. Supreme Court has given the Obama administration (and, hopefully the world) a lesson in the first freedom. I'm sorry it was necessary, but it was—the government cannot (and must not) require people of faith to violate their sincerely-held beliefs. The High Court's Ruling The ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties underscores religious liberty as our "first freedom." The freedom to exercise religion, enshrined in our Constitution's Bill of Rights, has been called "the cornerstone of the American experiment" because it is from our religious freedom all of our other freedoms flow. Below is a...
  • Thousands of Singaporean Christians wear white to support traditional marriage

    06/30/2014 12:32:31 AM PDT · by rjbemsha · 6 replies
    Yahoo News Singapore ^ | 30 June 2014 | Yahoo Newsroom
    Over 6,400 Christians dressed in white on Sunday afternoon to attend a special “family worship” service conducted by Singapore’s Faith Community Baptist Church (FCBC), according to organisers. The service was held at a full-house Suntec Convention Centre and led by FCBC founder and pastor Lawrence Khong, who earlier called on his followers to wear white over the weekend to protest the annual Pink Dot gay rights rally on Saturday. Khong, who supports keeping a Singapore law that criminalises sex between men, released a statement on Friday pointing to the Pink Dot movement as a “decline of moral and family values".
  • Pope says communists are closet Christians

    06/29/2014 3:20:21 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 148 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/29/2014
    Pope Francis, whose criticisms of unbridled capitalism have prompted some to label him a Marxist, said in an interview published on Sunday that communists had stolen the flag of Christianity.
  • Ramadan in Nigeria: Massive Attack on Five Churches, Boko Haram Burnt Five Churches, Over 100...

    06/29/2014 1:15:19 PM PDT · by blueyon · 12 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 6/29/14 | Pamela Geller
    "" Ramadan in Nigeria: Massive Attack on Five Churches, Boko Haram Burnt Five Churches, Over 100 Worshipers Killed During Sunday Service "" The jihadists “are still in pursuit of the remaining villagers.” And so the ramadan bombathon is upon us. With the advent of the Obama presidency and the attendant surrender to Islamic supremacists, jihadists are slaughtering and conquering with impunity. There is nothing to stop them now. And they know it.
  • Iraqi Christians return to villages

    06/29/2014 11:58:48 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 3 replies
    Seattle pi ^ | 6-29-2014 | DIAA HADID
    Thousands of Iraqi Christians flocked back to their homes in the north on Sunday, days after they fled villages under attack by Sunni Muslim extremists. Hundreds of people packed into cars, jeeps and buses were crossing a checkpoint on their way back after ruling Kurdish forces told them it was safe to return. The cluster of villages is in an area known as Hamdaniya, some 45 miles (75 kilometers) inside the border of the largely autonomous Kurdish-held region. It came under attack Wednesday by Sunni insurgents near the northern city of Mosul, led by the al-Qaida inspired Islamic State in...
  • Boko Haram Slaughters 100 Christians at Five Nigerian Churches During Sunday Service

    06/29/2014 11:31:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/29/14 | Jim Hoft
    Boko Haram Islamists slaughtered 100 Christians at five Nigerian churches during Sunday Service this morning.The Daily Post reported, via Religion of Peace: Five churches, including COCIN, EYN and Deeper Life Bible Church, in Kwada village about 10 kilometres from Chibok town, were on Sunday attacked by Boko Haram insurgents.The attackers, according to report from locals in Chibok, targeted the time when worshipers were ready for the Sunday Service.“They killed and burnt houses after attacking worshipers in five churches in Kwada; after that, they advanced to Kautikari, less than 8 kilometres to Chibok town, whey they equally killed people and destroyed...
  • Pope Francis Meets Evangelical Delegation

    06/27/2014 3:58:36 PM PDT · by NYer · 233 replies
    TruNews ^ | June 27, 2014 | Rick Wiles
    By Rick Wiles | June 27, 2014 Two prominent Fort Worth-based Christian ministers led a delegation of Evangelical Christian leaders to Rome to meet privately with Pope Francis.James and Betty Robison, co-hosts of the Life Today television program, and Kenneth Copeland, co-host of Believer’s Voice of Victory, met the Roman Pontiff at the Vatican on Tuesday. The meeting lasted almost three hours and included a private luncheon with Pope Francis.Mr. Robison told the Fort Worth Star Telegram, “This meeting was a miracle…. This is something God has done. God wants his arms around the world. And he wants Christians...
  • Bahrain Welcomes First Catholic Cathedral

    06/27/2014 11:29:53 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 6/26/14 | Kate Tracy
    The Persian Gulf island has had a Christian presence for over a centuryBahrain, the small island country nestled between Qatar and Saudi Arabia in the Persian Gulf, will gain a Catholic cathedral, a step some see as an increased interest in Christianity in the heart of the Islamic world. King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa donated land for the project recently — the only church he has done so for, Northern Arabia vicar Bishop Camillo Ballin told Real Clear Religion, though Bahrain's cathedral is not the first church that the country's rulers have supported. "The king has a special appreciation...
  • Sudanese Christian mom reportedly taking refuge at US embassy

    06/27/2014 6:41:07 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 11 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 6/27/14 | foxnews.com
    The Sudanese Christian woman who was detained by police a day after her death sentence was lifted is reportedly now taking refuge in the U.S. embassy in Khartoum after receiving death threats from inside the Islamic nation.
  • Same-sex ruling irks area religious leaders

    06/26/2014 10:03:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette ^ | June 26, 2014 | Dan Stockman and Brian Francisco
    The Rev. Peter Gregory of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne said he’s not surprised by Wednesday’s court ruling that overturns Indiana’s ban on same-sex marriages. “It’s a disappointment, but not a surprise the judge ruled in this way,” Gregory said. “The disappointment is that he failed to recognize what marriage is – a union between one man and one woman – and the unique social good that marriage between a man and a woman is.” While the courts may be sending the nation in a headlong rush toward gay marriage, Gregory said they will not be the final...
  • Where Do Millennials Attend Church?

    06/26/2014 5:40:23 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 25 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | June 26, 2014 | Chelsen Vicari
    The nation’s capital is filled with huge, sanctuaries waving rainbow-colored banners outside proclaiming the congregations’ affirmation of homosexual lifestyles. Yet they are, largely, empty on Sunday mornings. On the other hand, new conservative churches-some with liturgy and others with praise bands-are busting at the seams with Millennial attendants. Trying to uncover the reason for this disconnect between affirming liberal churches and welcoming conservative churches, IRD is interviewing pastors of these new conservative churches. Our biggest question raised to each pastor is, “How do you balance traditional Christian teaching with a youth culture?” In case you missed it, there is a...
  • Why some Christians want to worship Allah

    06/24/2014 9:00:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/24/2014 | ISHAAN THAROOR
    Malaysia's highest court on Monday rejected a challenge to a ban that in effect prohibits non-Muslims from referring to God as Allah. That ban has been in place since 2007 and, despite a series of appeals by the Catholic Church, will now remain. Malay-speaking Chrisians have long used the word "Allah" to signify God; the word entered the Malay language in the medieval era with the arrival of Arabic-speaking merchants. But in Malaysia's complex, fragmented social landscape, historic realities often rub up against modern politics. Malaysian authorities pursuing the case say that Christian usage of the term presents a dangerous...
  • Sudan announces release of Meriam Ibrahim from death row

    06/23/2014 9:49:45 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 7 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 06/23/2014 | Harriet Sherwood
    A Christian woman on death row in a Sudanese prison has been released on the orders of a court in Khartoum after her case became the focus of an international campaign. Meriam Ibrahim was sentenced to 100 lashes for adultery and to be hanged for apostasy after refusing to renounce her faith last month. The Sudanese state news agency Suna said: "The appeal court ordered the release of [Ibrahim] and the cancellation of the [earlier] court ruling." However, there was no sign of Ibrahim, her husband Daniel Wani or their two children at the couple's home in Khartoum. Mohaned Mostafa,...
  • Sudanese mother sentenced to death for 'converting to Christianity' freed after international outcry

    06/23/2014 7:22:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 06/23/2014 | DAMIEN GAYLE
    A court in Sudan today ordered the release of the 27-year-old woman sentenced to death last month for converting from Islam to Christianity, the state news agency said. The case of Meriam Ibrahim, who is married to a Christian American, triggered an international outcry. She gave birth to a baby daughter while in prison. 'The appeal court ordered the release of Mariam Yahya and the cancellation of the (previous) court ruling,' Sudan's SUNA news agency said. The couple's 20-month-old son was also held in prison with Ms Ibrahim and her newborn daughter. A government official had told Reuters on May...
  • Judge: I may have been wrong to condemn Christian B&B owners

    A judge who condemned a Christian couple for turning away gay guests from their hotel yesterday said her decision may have been wrong. Supreme Court deputy president Baroness Hale called for a rethink on religious and gay rights six months after she rejected the B&B owners’ arguments in a key test case. Lady Hale said in a speech that the law has done too little to protect the beliefs of Christians. And she cast doubts over her own judgment in the landmark case in which a gay couple sued Christian hoteliers Peter and Hazelmary Bull.
  • Rand Paul: No more aid to Christian-killers............

    06/21/2014 8:19:16 AM PDT · by blueyon · 13 replies
    WND ^ | 6/20/14 | William Murray
    "Rand Paul: No more aid to Christian-killers Exclusive: William Murray reports on senator's demand to Islamic-supporting Obama" Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., surprised several thousand people with the truth about Syria in a speech to the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference at the Omni Hotel in Washington, D.C., today. Most in the room were social conservatives and already knew that the administration of Barack Obama was arming Islamists in Syria who are killing Christians. The real surprise was a senator standing up in front of national TV news cameras and telling America that yes, your tax dollars are being used to...
  • The Coming Gay Marriage Witch Hunt

    06/20/2014 2:53:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | June 19, 2014 | David Freedlander
    Is this the new McCarthyism? With the battle over gay marriage beyond hope, some conservatives say they fear being run out of public life for being on the losing side.The war is over. Or at least it is nearing its end. In November 2012, same-sex marriage was legalized at the ballot box in Maryland, Maine, and Washington, while Minnesota defeated a constitutional ban. Since then, bills legalizing same-sex marriage have been passed in Rhode Island and Delaware. Courts in deeply conservative states like Utah, Oklahoma, Texas, and Kentucky have ruled that marriage bans violate the Constitution. Nearly every Democratic officeholder...
  • Is it okay for a Christian to get a tattoo?

    06/18/2014 8:51:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 148 replies
    Tattoos are making a comeback in present day culture. From teenagers to housewives, they are appearing everywhere, even among Christians. So then, is it okay for Christians to get tattoos? To answer this, we need to see what the Bible says about it, if anything.First of all, making marks on the skin is mentioned in several verses. The first is in Leviticus and the rest are in the book of Revelation which deal with the Mark of the Beast. Lev. 19:28, "‘You shall not make any cuts in your body for the dead, nor make any tattoo marks on...
  • Cowardly Christian Entertainers

    06/17/2014 3:06:35 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 44 replies
    BarbWire ^ | June 17, 2014 | Marsha West
    During an interview with The Independent last year, country western star Carrie Underwood, a professing Christian, got the media’s full attention when she decided to come out in support of gay “marriage.” “As a married person myself,” she chirped, “I don’t know what it’s like to be told I can’t marry somebody I love, and want to marry. I can’t imagine how that must feel. I definitely think we should all have the right to love, and love publicly, the people that we want to love.” Underwood also noted that she attends a gay-friendly church. Four years ago another popular...