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  • 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...
  • Report Lists 50 Hardest Countries To Be A Christian In- Muslim Countries Make 9 Of The Top Ten(tr)

    01/11/2017 3:54:59 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 5 replies
    http://shoebat.com ^ | 01/11/2017 | Andrew Bieszad
    Full title. New Report Lists 50 Hardest Countries To Be A Christian In- Muslim Countries Make 9 Of The Top Ten And 75% Overall Persecution watchdog group Open Doors USA has ranked the top 50 most dangerous places for Christians in the world today in its 2017 World Watch List, with North Korea once again topping the list. For Christians in the West, the Open Doors World Watch List is a clear indicator that we need to advocate on behalf of those who do not have the same religious freedom privileges we do,” said David Curry, president and CEO of...
  • Scores of Muslims Turning to Christ in Middle East; Churches Are Expecting Millions of Converts

    01/09/2017 3:39:39 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 18 replies
    http://shoebat.com ^ | 01/09/2017 | Andrew Bieszad
    Thousands of Muslims are turning to Jesus Christ and what they view as the “religion of freedom” amid ongoing bloodshed in the Middle East, reports indicate. Some churches hope that millions of people will accept Christ amid a “spiritual hunger” that is forming in the wake of persecution. Voice Of the Martyrs Canada, which supports Christian radio broadcasts in the region, told BosNewsLife that despite the mass exodus of Christians from Iraq and Syria due to terrorism, persecution, and war, scores of Muslims are making the decision to embrace Christianity. “There are thousands upon thousands coming to Christ,” VOMC revealed....
  • Liberal Churches Are Dying. But Conservative Churches Are Thriving.

    01/04/2017 5:45:31 PM PST · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/4/17 | David Haskell
    A Canadian study found that conservative churches are still growing, while less orthodox congregations dwindle away.Mainline Protestant churches are in trouble: A 2015 report by the Pew Research Center found that these congregations, once a mainstay of American religion, are now shrinking by about 1 million members annually. Fewer members not only means fewer souls saved, a frightening thought for some clergy members, but also less income for churches, further ensuring their decline. Faced with this troubling development, clergy members have made various efforts to revive church attendance. It was almost 20 years ago that John Shelby Spong, a U.S....
  • Egyptian Army Renovates Bombed Cairo Church Ahead of Coptic Christmas

    01/02/2017 4:21:37 PM PST · by marshmallow · 22 replies
    Coptic World ^ | 12/31/16
    The Egyptian army has completed the renovation of a church in central Cairo that was the scene of a bomb attack that killed 27 people earlier in December, a military spokesman announced on Saturday. President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi ordered that St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church be renovated after the attack on 11 December, which was claimed by a local ISIS affiliate, before Coptic Christians celebrate Christmas on 7 January. "The Armed Forces Engineering Authority was able to restore the church’s destroyed areas while preserving the church's architectural heritage in 15 days to be ready to receive Christians for Christmas," read...
  • Study: Christians Most Persecuted Religious Group in the World

    01/02/2017 9:04:33 PM PST · by Sergio · 6 replies
    News Busters ^ | January 1, 2017 | Melissa Mullins
    Here’s a study you won’t find in any of the major-media headlines. According to the Director of the Centre for Studies on New Religions (Cesnur), Massimo Introvigne, Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world, with over 90,000 Christians killed in 2016 alone. Introvigne told Vatican Radio that there are nearly half a billion Christians who are unable to express or practice fully their Christian faith.
  • Former Dem Staffer: There’s A ‘Religious Illiteracy’ Problem In The Party

    01/01/2017 2:50:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 30, 2016 | Amber Randall
    The Democratic Party has a “religious illiteracy” problem that prevents them from reaching out to evangelicals, according to a former Democratic staffer. Michael Wear, a former Obama White House staffer, explained three reasons why the Democratic Party fails to reach out to evangelical voters or voters with different theologies. Wear, speaking with The Atlantic, pointed out that many young Democrats don’t know how to discuss or deal with religious topics. This “illiteracy” contributes to why Democrats fail to reach out to evangelicals, Wear explained. “It’s tied to the demographics of the country: More 20- and 30-year-olds are taking positions of...
  • Nine Members of Trump’s Cabinet Identify As Devout Christians

    01/01/2017 9:25:01 AM PST · by doug from upland · 48 replies
    NOTE: although this may appear as a duplicate post, this one actually sends you to the website that published the article. The other post sent you to a personal blog instead of to the publishing website by someone using FR to drive traffic there. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ President-elect Donald Trump has now appointed nine members to the White House, each of whom profess publicly to be Christians. Is this a huge answer to prayer? “For many years, we have prayed that God would raise up men and women of God to positions of leadership and influence in our country. However, since the...
  • Nine Members of Trumps Cabinet Identify As Devout Christians

    01/01/2017 8:37:04 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 1/1/16 | HelloChristian.com
    President-elect Donald Trump has now appointed nine members to the White House, each of whom profess publicly to be Christians. Is this a huge answer to prayer? “For many years, we have prayed that God would raise up men and women of God to positions of leadership and influence in our country. However, since the end of the George W. Bush administration, there have been previous few answers to that prayer," writes Author and Pastor David Murray. "Who would have thought that Donald Trump might be the answer to that prayer?” At the heart of these appointments is Vice President...
  • REVEALED: Christians are the world's most persecuted religious group, study claims

    12/29/2016 10:13:50 AM PST · by bkopto · 14 replies
    Express UK ^ | 12/29/2016 | will kirby
    CHRISTIANS are the most persecuted religious group in the world with more than 90,000 killed in 2016 because of their faith, a leading religious study group director has claimed. Speaking on Vatican Radio, Massimo Introvigne, Director of the Centre for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR), said more than 60,000 of the Christians killed this year were murdered in tribal conflicts in Africa. He claimed these deaths often came after Christians refused to take up arms for reasons of conscience. The religious chief said: "The other 30 per cent, or 27,000, were killed in terror attacks, the destruction of Christian villages,...
  • Franklin Graham, Paula White among faith leaders participating in Trump inauguration

    12/28/2016 12:45:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | December 28, 2016 | Eugene Scott
    Donald Trump's inaugural committee announced Wednesday six faith leaders who will participate in the swearing-in ceremony of the President-elect. Archbishop of New York Cardinal Timothy Michael Dolan; Reverend Dr. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference; and Paula White, pastor of New Destiny Christian Center will offer readings and give the invocation. Rabbi Marvin Hier, dean and founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center; Rev. Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan's Purse and president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association; and Bishop Wayne T. Jackson, senior pastor of Great Faith Ministries International will also offer readings and give the...
  • Aleppo celebrates Christmas as Assad visits Damascus convent

    12/26/2016 9:43:43 AM PST · by WilliamIII · 10 replies
    Euronews ^ | Dec 26 2016 | Euronews
    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his family visited a convent north of Damascus on Christmas day. It is his first public appearance since his regime forces won back the northern city Aleppo from rebels.
  • Christmas in Aleppo: Worshippers cram into cathedral .. for its first Dec. 25 mass in five years

    12/26/2016 9:49:08 AM PST · by WilliamIII · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Dec 26 2016 | Daily Mail
    Christians in Syria's Aleppo took part in Christmas services after President Bashar al-Assad's forces retook full control of the ruined former economic hub. The Old City's Saint Elias Cathedral, its roof collapsed under rocket fire, hosted its first Christmas mass in five years.
  • What Will We Tell Christian Minorities In The Middle East This Christmas?

    12/25/2016 7:23:15 PM PST · by SJackson · 29 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12-23-16 | Ewelina Ochab
    Around Christmas 2015, numerous voices within the international community raised their concerns that the persecution of Christians, Yazidis and other religious minorities in Syria and Iraq reached the threshold of "genocide" under international law. The movement was highly visible in the United States, led by the Knights of Columbus, followed by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, the president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention Russell Moore, and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Despite growing consensus on the issue in the United States, the U.S. Government has remained silent for...
  • Trump: Attacks like Berlin rampage ‘purely religious threat’

    12/23/2016 10:15:10 PM PST · by GonzoII · 31 replies
    24indianews.com ^ | Dec 24, 2016 | Raj Kumar Summan
    During the two-minute, 42-second video, Amri, who was killed by police in Milan on Friday, is shown speaking directly to a camera and pledging allegiance to the ISIS group.US President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday claimed that attacks like the one in Berlin is a “purely religious threat which turned into reality” as he referred to the suspected attacker’s video in which he talked about slaughtering crusaders who had come to kill Muslims. “The terrorist who killed so many people in Germany said just before crime, “by God’s will we will slaughter you… This is a purely religious threat, which turned...
  • Prince Charles: This Christmas... Let's Not Forget to Remember Prophet Muhammad

    12/23/2016 7:45:47 PM PST · by kevcol · 165 replies
    Townhall ^ | December 22, 2016 | Justin Holcomb
    While speaking on the British radio show "Thought for the Day," the future King of Britain, Prince Charles, said that Christians should be more mindful of Islam and Muhammad during the holidays. . . . Whichever religious path we follow, the destination is the same – to value and respect the other person, accepting their right to live out their peaceful response to the love of God," he said.
  • Insider Video Reveals Obama Behind Closed Doors, Openly Mocks The Bible And Christians

    12/23/2016 12:50:48 PM PST · by detective · 37 replies
    Conservative Daily Post ^ | Dec 23, 2016 | Allison Hillman
    Obama is a Muslim that practices Sharia law. If you ever doubted that statement, here is another example of that argument. “Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation.” Those are not the words a President of the United States would ever say. Yet, make no mistake, the video shows Obama stating them clearly and that this is just the beginning. Obama has frequently been questioned about his religious beliefs given that he does come from a family who openly embraces the Muslim religion. His reluctance to answer the questions directly indicates more than just a man...
  • Vanity: ISIS published list of 8,000 churches to attack. So where is the list?

    12/22/2016 8:06:29 AM PST · by Fido969 · 26 replies
    me ^ | today | me
    So we're being told ISIS published a list of 8,000 churches to attack. This is meaningless unless we know WHICH churches they are targeting. Also, people who go to those churches, or are in charge of security should know.
  • Nativity scene is 'banned' in case it offends one of the FOUR Muslims living in a Belgian town

    12/21/2016 12:34:25 AM PST · by kevcol · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | December 20, 2016 | David Burke
    A traditional nativity scene will not be put up in a Belgian town this year, amid claims it was scrapped in order to avoid offending Muslims. A former leader in Holsbeek, about 20 miles outside Brussels - claims there will be no manger to mark the festival because it would be 'too provocative'. . . . The decision not to put a nativity scene up was supported by the ruling coalition of the Christian-Democrats and the Green Party. But the Flemish-nationalist N-VA party called for locals to attend the town’s next assembly meeting - and to each bring a nativity...
  • Christian computer scientist: World will end this month when Jesus returns to destroy planet

    12/15/2016 11:49:04 AM PST · by amorphous · 181 replies
    Newsline.com ^ | 9 December 2016 | Patrick Griffin
    A Christian computer expert claims the world will end this month when Jesus will return to destroy the planet. Nora Roth says she has performed complex calculations and backs up her claims in a 6,000 word blog post on her Mark of the Beast website. According to the claims from Roth, who describes herself as a Bible student, Jesus will guide his people to heaven before leaving the planet sterile for 1,000 years. Bible The calculations have been based on an excerpt from the Bible’s Book of Daniel, which says that ‘Seventy sevens are decreed […] to put an end...
  • Washington Post, Your Attacks on Evangelicals are Getting Dangerous

    12/16/2016 7:48:24 PM PST · by lasereye · 10 replies
    The Stream ^ | 12/10/16 | Dr. Michael Brown
    On December 8, religion reporter Sarah Pulliam Bailey wrote an opinion column for The Washington Post titled, “Evangelicals, your attacks on ‘the media’ are getting dangerous.” The reverse is actually true, and it is the secular media’s attacks on evangelicals that are getting dangerous, including Bailey’s article. Her fundamental argument is that because evangelicals talk about “the mainstream media” as “Satan’s newspaper,” they are now buying today’s “fake news” as if it were gospel truth, as evidenced by the fact that the Washington pizza shooter said that “he has been influenced by the book Wild at Heart, by John Eldredge...