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  • US Knew Turkey Aided Al Qaeda But Did Nothing to Stop It

    09/15/2014 6:34:46 PM PDT · by xzins · 18 replies
    Asbarez.com ^ | September 15th, 2014 | ARA KHACHATOURIAN
    When Armenian-Americans voiced their anger over Turkey’s role in the incursion into Kessab last spring, US authorities merely expressed “concern” about the well-being of Armenians and Christian minorities. Despite the community’s insistence that Turkey was directly involved in allowing the al Qaeda-affiliated Al Nusra rebels to freely enter Kessab, the US State Department was reticent in fingering its NATO ally. Fast forward to today when the Obama Administration is leading a fragile coalition against the Islamic State for Iraq and Syria, an off shoot of Al Nusra known as ISIS, and Turkey is, once again, rejecting American access to its...
  • Nuns Slam Media Silence on Middle-East Christian Persecution

    09/15/2014 3:51:53 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    MRC ^ | 9-15-14 | Katie Yoder
    Sisters speak out at In Defense of Christians Inaugural Summit. Sometimes it takes a David to defeat a Goliath – or, in this case, unassuming nuns to speak where the media remain silent. Speaking out for Christians persecuted in the Middle East, Mother Olga Yaqob and Sister Hatune Dogan slammed the American media for keeping silent. The nuns spoke with MRC during the In Defense of Christians (IDC) Inaugural Summit in Washington, D.C. Sept. 9-11. Both told the stories journalists ignore: of refugees displaced and Christian girls “repeatedly raped” and “misused” – some as young as 5-years-old. Mother Olga of...
  • Ted Cruz puts on display his chilling ignorance

    09/15/2014 1:53:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Times of Oman ^ | September 15, 2014 | James J. Zogby
    My mother was fond of saying, "if you want someone to hear you, you must first listen to them" — know them, understand the questions they are asking, and be sensitive to their concerns. If you do this, she would say, "you will be able to speak with people and not at them". What happens when you don't follow this simple rule of communication was on display during the "In Defence of Christians" conference that was held in Washington from September 9th to the 11th. Addressing an audience of 900 mostly Arab Christians, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) launched into a...
  • While World Watches ISIS, Boko Haram Declares Its Own Caliphate In Nigeria

    09/15/2014 9:22:24 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 57 replies
    NBC News ^ | 9/15/2014 | Robert Windrem
    the leader of the Nigerian terror group Boko Haram has established the world's second Islamic "caliphate" this summer and is seeking to cement his bloody rule on a territory that is now roughly the size of west Virginia. While much of the world has been focused on the brutal reign of ISIS in Iraq and Syria, the forces of Boko haram have been racking up victories in northern Nigeria and have been violently imposing an equally harsh version of Islamic law on approximately 3 million civilians - including beheadings, forced marriages and the forced induction of children into its military...
  • What Remains of Iraq/Syria's 2000-year-old Christian Community- in Photos

    09/15/2014 3:05:29 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 12 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 15 September 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    ISIS torched an 1800-yr-old church at Mosul, Iraq       (Photo: Ankawa4All)  Full gallery at Reaganite Republican...
  • Ross Shouldn’t Do That (Ref: Ross Douthat’s New York Times hit piece on Ted Cruz)

    09/14/2014 12:32:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    PJ Media's Spengler ^ | September 13, 2014 | David P. Goldman
    I had to read the penultimate paragraph of Ross Douthat’s New York Times piece on “friendless Middle East Christians” before the enormity of it sunk in. Douthat wrote: If Cruz felt that he couldn’t address an audience of persecuted Arab Christians without including a florid, “no greater ally” preamble about Israel, he could have withdrawn from the event. The fact that he preferred to do it this way says a lot–none of it good–about his priorities and instincts. In so many words: Jew-hatred among Middle Eastern Christians is so rampant that it should be ignored in the interests of saving...
  • In Defense of Christians Says Ted Cruz Was Not Booed; Critics Wanted Focus on Christians, not Israel

    09/13/2014 5:59:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/13/2014 | Leonardo Blair
    In Defense of Christians, the nonprofit organization that has made protecting Christians in the Middle East its mission, challenged media reports Friday that Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was booed offstage at their inaugural Summit Gala Dinner Wednesday for supporting Israel. A 30-second YouTube clip from the dinner shows Cruz declaring to a restive audience: "I will say this, that I am saddened to see that some here, not everyone, but some here, are so consumed with hate …" At the mention of the word hate, guests at the gala became loud enough to drown out portions of Cruz's voice. He...
  • Ted Cruz walk-off: cynical, or 'Sister Souljah moment'?

    09/13/2014 6:35:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor's DC Decoder ^ | September 12, 2014 | Peter Grier
    Ted Cruz was booed off the stage, after praising Israel at a meeting of Middle East Christians that included Palestinians. Was it a deliberate move to claim credit for standing up for Israel? Ted Cruz was booed this week at a meeting of Middle East Christians. Will that help or hurt him in the long run in US politics? First, the background: the Republican Texas senator (and presumptive 2016 presidential contender) was addressing the In Defense of Christians organization, which focuses on persecuted Christian and minority sects in the Middle East. Near the end of his speech he brought up...
  • Ted Cruz Was Right And The People Who Booed Him Were Wrong

    09/12/2014 8:25:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/12/2014 | David Harsanyi
    Some of the things I don’t claim to know about the Ted Cruz-IDC kerfuffle:1 – I don’t know what Cruz was thinking when he told attendees at The IDC Summit for Middle East Christians that “Christians have no greater ally than Israel.” Maybe he was baiting the crowd and looking for reason to walk off the stage. If so, he’s doing an excellent job being a politician.2 – I don’t know whether it was only a “vocal and angry minority of attendees,” as Cruz contends, who participated in this “shameful display of bigotry and hatred.” The IDC says “a...
  • American Christians Are Booing Ted Cruz, Too

    09/12/2014 7:09:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/12/2014 | Matt. K. Lewis
    Ted Cruz’s commitment to the state of Israel is sincere and beyond reproach. So too, it seems, is his commitment to grandiosity and self-promotion.With that in mind, having read the Washington Free Beacon’s reporting about Hezbollah supporters being featured at the Middle East Christian conference he would address Wednesday night, the choice to take a public stand for Israel – a move which got him booed off stage! – probably seemed like a slam dunk.How could defending Israel possibly turn out badly? On top of everything else, it would show boldness and courage.That was my initial take, too — and...
  • Assyrian Christians Support Cruz After Walkout

    09/11/2014 8:12:52 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 4 replies
    Assyrian Christians are standing with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) after he was booed for his support of Israel by some Middle East Christians gathered in Washington, D.C. Wednesday at an event hosted by an organization called "In Defense Of Christians." Yet not all of the Christians present disagreed with Cruz--and some have begun speaking out in favor of Cruz's view that defending Israel and defending Christians in the Middle East go hand-in-hand. Martin Youmaran, a Chicago-based activist in the Assyrian American National Federation (AANF), posted on Facebook Thursday: I am deeply saddened to hear about the disrespectful display that some...
  • Ted Cruz Gets Booed at "Middle East Christian Conference" - Video

    09/10/2014 8:26:53 PM PDT · by babylon_times · 112 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/10/14 | Tristyn Bloom
    “Those who hate Israel hate America,” he continued, as the boos and calls for him to leave the stage got louder. “Those who hate Jews hate Christians. If those in this room will not recognize that, then my heart weeps. If you hate the Jewish people you are not reflecting the teachings of Christ. And the very same people who persecute and murder Christians right now, who crucify Christians, who behead children, are the very same people who target Jews for their faith, for the same reason.” Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/09/10/ted-cruz-booed-off-stage-at-middle-east-christian-conference-video/#ixzz3CyNwHqHN
  • How Christian Kids Should Deal With ‘LGBT’ Peers

    09/08/2014 6:23:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 8, 2014 | Matt Barber
    Note: It is for columns like this that I created a “Hate Mail” folder in Outlook.None can deny the fast-rising popularity and approval of the “lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender” (LGBT) lifestyles. Most especially, perhaps, the “bisexual orientation,” which has become rather fashionable and, hence, more frequently practiced among today’s blindly “tolerant” millennial generation.These are behavior choices that, for all of recorded history and until just the last few decades, have almost universally been recognized as immoral and unhealthy. The Bible, throughout both the old and new testaments, unequivocally and without exception, holds these behaviors to be sexually immoral –...
  • Who does President Obama believe is the real enemy? ISIL? Americans? Muslims? Christians?

    09/06/2014 5:12:21 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 70 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/06/14 | Leigh Bravo
    It is time for the United States President to stop attacking American citizens and declare ISIS the real enemy! Since 2008, we have been told that President Obama is Christian. However, are these assertions true? Gallop polls since 2008 have shown that fewer and fewer Americans believe he is actually Christian. As a matter of fact, President Obama’s approval ratings are and have remained the highest among Muslims than any other group in the United States. The United States remains a predominantly Christian nation, with over half of our population identifying with a Protestant religion and a quarter with Catholicism....
  • Jill Freud, Inspiration for Lucy in 'Narnia,' Reveals C.S. Lewis Memories

    09/05/2014 2:05:34 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 16 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 19 Aug 2014 | Paul Bond
    There are multiple films in the works that will explore the relationship between literary fantasy giants J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, one called Tolkien & Lewis from Attractive Films and another called Jack & Tollers from Third Dart Studios. Still another from Fox Searchlight will focus only on Tolkien and is titled, appropriately enough, Tolkien. While the films are in the early stages, one of them — Tolkien & Lewis — is set to announce an interesting castmember: Jill Freud, aka the real Lucy Pevensie from Lewis’ books about Narnia. ...
  • Christians in the Middle East Arm Themselves As Genocide Comes to Their Front Door

    09/05/2014 10:24:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 5, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Earlier this week the BBC and Al Jazeera both reported on armed Iraqi citizen volunteers who helped government forces fight off ISIS in Amerli. Today, the AP is out with a story about Christians in the Middle East who are arming themselves, carrying weapons with them during daily tasks and heading to the hills at night to defend their communities as violence continues to rage around them. Genocide is at their front door and they're doing everything they can to stop it from coming in. Every day around sunset, dozens of residents of this small Lebanese Christian village on the...
  • Turkish minister: Christianity no longer a religion

    09/03/2014 2:58:54 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 54 replies
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | September 3, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    “There are 2.5 billion Christians in the world,” Bayraktar said. “Christianity is no longer a religion. It’s a culture now. But that is not what a religion is like. A religion teaches; it is a form of life that gives one peace and happiness. That is what they want to turn [Islam] into as well.” In other words, he is telling his audience to be on guard against those who try to water down, or should we say moderate, the teachings of Islam.
  • 'Lesbian Bridezillas' Town Considers Law to Punish Shop Owners' Refusal to do Business (PA)

    09/02/2014 9:32:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 2, 2014 | Dr. Susan Berry
    In the wake of a media firestorm raging against the Christian owners of a bridal shop who refused to supply wedding dresses for lesbian brides, the town of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania is debating a possible law on whether shop owners have a right to refuse business to customers. Breitbart News reported last month that when Victoria and Thomas Miller, owners of the W.W. Bridal Boutique in Bloomsburg refused to provide wedding dresses to lesbian brides because of their religious beliefs, they were bullied on social media and their website had been hacked to suggest their store had closed under pressure from...
  • Fighting terror prayer challenge (selfies OK)

    09/02/2014 6:41:18 AM PDT · by John David Powell · 4 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | 9/1/14 | John David Powell
    On Sundays, our parish sings the Beatitudes, from the Sermon on the Mount. But this time, the words reached through the millennia to highlight the headlines of today: wars, beheadings, and the jihadist genocides of Christians and people of other faiths. Stories I wrote during the past couple of months seemed to attach themselves to a beatitude (https://bible.org/seriespage/beatitudes-matthew-51-12), or blessing: “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” “Blessed are those who are persecuted because of their faith, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.” Later on, I...
  • A bullet in his head and a Bible in his pocket, man slain in Birmingham park always served the Lord

    09/01/2014 5:59:55 PM PDT · by Bodleian_Girl · 23 replies
    The Birmingham News/AL.com ^ | 9/1/14 | Carol Robertson
    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - The mother of a man gunned down Friday night during a botched robbery in a Birmingham park said she's thankful to have had her only child for as long as she did, and knows he is now in a better place. "He made me happy,'' 88-year-old Cellie Watson told Al.com today. "I was hurt when I found out, but the Lord knows best." McDaniel "Mac" Watson Jr., 50, was walking with his wife of 13 years in George Ward Park off Green Springs Highway about 10 p.m. Friday when a man approached the couple and demanded Watson's...
  • The Islamic Terror Orchestra

    09/01/2014 6:57:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Front page magazine ^ | August 26, 2014 | Nonie Darwish
    It has been 13 years since 9/11 and the West is still reluctant to link the non-ending parade of jihad groups with Islam. The West is also in denial about the similarities all radical Islamic groups share. It is important for the West to realize that there is a natural division of labor between the different terror groups. Some groups specialize in terror against non-Muslims and Western governments while others specialize in terrorizing Arab governments that refused to follow Sharia. But the truly sophisticated groups are those who reside in the West, calling themselves ‘moderate’ while at the same time...
  • Thousands Of Christians Take Up Arms To Finally Crush ISIS And End The Persecutions

    08/29/2014 11:02:00 AM PDT · by Rashputin · 27 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | August 29, 2014 | Theodore Shoebat
    Thousands Of Christians Take Up Arms To Finally Crush ISIS And End The Persecutions By Shoebat Foundation on August 29, 2014 in Featured, GeneralSHOEBAT EXCLUSIVE By Theodore Shoebat Christian fighters, part of Syriac Military Council fighters in Tel Hamees as part of the recent operations against ISIS in the area. (Source: Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi) There are literally thousands of Assyrian Christian men who have volunteered to joint a militia protecting the Christians in Iraq, and may God bless them in such a holy cause. David William Lazar, California-based chairman of the American Mesopotamian Organization, has stated: There are thousands of...
  • Call to Arms: Christians Joining Forces Against ISIS (a new generation of Crusaders)

    08/28/2014 2:09:55 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Aleteia ^ | August 28, 2014 | JOHN BURGER
    While Americans like Douglas McAuthur McCain might be joining forces with the Islamic State in its effort to establish a caliphate throughout Iraq and Syria, others from the West also apparently are  taking up arms—to defend persecuted Christians in the region. McCain is the first American reported to have died fighting for the Islamic State in Syria. FBI Director James Comey said in June that roughly 100 people had left the United States to join the conflict in Syria But it's not just those who embrace the radical, fundamentalist version of Islam who are headed east. Apparently, a number of Christians from...
  • King of Bahrain Offers to Help 200 Christian Families from Mosul

    08/27/2014 11:21:39 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    The King of Bahrain, Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa, has said he is willing to help 200 Christian families forced from the homes in Mosul, according to a senior Church official in the region. Bishop Camillo Ballin, Vicar Apostolic of Northern Arabia (Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia) said in a recent interview with Vatican Radio that the monarch was not only willing to assist the families but also receive them in Bahrain. “This shows his generosity towards Christians,” the Bahrain-based bishop said. The monarch visited Pope Francis earlier this year, during which he presented plans for a new Marian...
  • Jewish leader blasts indifference to persecuted Christians

    08/26/2014 2:35:53 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    cna ^ | August 26, 2014
    A young refugee rests after having fled from ISIS and arrived in Ankawa in the northern part of Erbil, Iraq. Credit: www.ankawa.com. New York City, N.Y., Aug 26, 2014 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The leader of the World Jewish Congress slammed global apathy to persecution of Christians in the Middle East and other parts of the world, saying more countries should be moved to action. “The general indifference to ISIS, with its mass executions of Christians and its deadly preoccupation with Israel, isn't just wrong; it's obscene,” wrote Ronald S. Lauder in an Aug. 19 New York Times editorial....
  • Obama, the Islamic State and Christian Crucifixions (Part 2)

    08/26/2014 2:39:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    Last week, I built a case for how the Islamic State's monstrous brutalities include the summary killing of men, women and children, including by crucifixion. That was before the world heard of the beheading of courageous U.S. journalist James Foley, which demonstrated just how psychotic and cruel the Islamic State is. Today I will build further on the Islamic State's horrors and crimes against humanity and then conclude by explaining why President Barack Obama's laissez-faire mentality toward U.S. enemies is not only emboldening them but also drawing the U.S. closer and closer to another world war. Reuters reported last week,...
  • Libertarians, Gay Marriage, and Freedom of Association: A Primer

    08/25/2014 9:35:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | August 19, 2014 | Scott Shackford
    How the same right allows for both same-sex marriage recognition and refusing to sell gay couples wedding cakes.How can a libertarian support gay marriage but also the right of businesses to decline to provide goods and services such as cakes, wedding dresses, and photographers for gay weddings? For many libertarians, it makes perfect logical, philosophical, and legal sense. But from the outside perspective, it often does not. As a result, critics looking for an opportunity to throw shade on the increased media and public interest in libertarian ideas can focus on just a piece of this mentality. We saw the...
  • State Department Spokesman Caught in MAJOR LIE about ISIS and Turkey

    08/22/2014 8:31:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 45 replies
    Walid Shoebat ^ | August 21, 2014 | Ben Barrack
    In another heated exchange between State Department spokesman Marie Harf and AP reporter Matt Lee, the issue of whether any governments are funding ISIS / ISIL is proving to be a hot button issue. In this particular exchange, Qatar is the focus but other countries – specifically Turkey – should start getting spotlighted soon. Harf contends that there is “no evidence” of governments funding ISIL but Lee calls her on that assertion based on a quote from President Obama. To say there is “no evidence” that any government is “supporting this group (ISIS)” is a major lie ... Let’s go...
  • Obama, the Islamic State and Christian Crucifixions (Part 1)

    08/19/2014 3:56:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 19, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    Pundits and news agencies have questioned the validity of reports that the Islamic State is beheading children in its conquest of Syria and Iraq. But there is one fact that can't be contested: The Sunni-dominated al-Qaida splinter group is on a war rampage using some of the most heinous and barbaric means to exterminate anyone who opposes it, particularly Christians. In 2011, President Barack Obama declared, "The long war in Iraq will come to an end by the end of this year." The only thing he didn't count on was that the terrorist enemies of the U.S. decided not to...
  • Flash: Christians Actually Far Less Likely to Divorce

    08/18/2014 4:25:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2014 | Matt Barber
    This is a game-changer. Talk about “an old wives’ tale.” You’ve heard it said that 1) 50 percent of all marriages end in divorce, 2) most marriages that do happen to make it are, nonetheless, unhappy, and 3) Christians are just as likely to divorce as non-believers. These claims, long understood to be research-based facts, never quite sat right with me. Still, admittedly, while these assertions do swim upstream against the flow of both our common sense and our common experience, we have, nevertheless, accepted them (present company included) as valid because – well, you know, because “social science …”...
  • Islamic Hatred and Persecution of Christians Is Imported into European Refugee Centres

    08/17/2014 4:09:22 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 9 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 17 August 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Christians persecuted by Muslims in Islamic countries who think they are escaping their fate by fleeing discover that the same treatment awaits them in Europe, which after all has simply imported Islam's barbarism by opening its doors to large numbers of Muslims. The German daily newspaper Die Welt reports on the terrible exclusion and violence suffered by Christian refugees at the hands of Muslims in Germany's asylum centres. Germany is the second country in the world, after the US, for number of asylum applications received, with 13% of them last year, and the first in Europe, with 23.2% last...
  • Coptic Bishop: Without Action, It’s Only a Matter of Time

    08/17/2014 7:04:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    ISIS’ barbarism in Syria and Iraq has gotten so bad that even the Vatican has signaled that military action may be necessary. And Down Under, Bishop Anba Suriel, head of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the diocese of Melbourne, denounced the terrorist group in no uncertain terms and urged Australia, and the world, to act before “such fundamentalisms infects the entire world.” “The world watches in silence as the last Christians are expelled from Mosul, Iraq in one of the most merciless and barbaric acts of genocide we have seen in the 21st Century,” Suriel, who was born in Egypt,...
  • Baker on Not Providing Wedding Cake to Lesbians: ‘I Have to Stand True’ to God

    08/15/2014 1:16:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 15, 2014 - 3:30 PM | Penny Starr
    A bakery in Pennsylvania has come under scrutiny after the owner declined to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple who were planning to renew their vows. “It was hard to do,” Lorraine Fleming, the owner of The Cake Pros bakery in Schuylkill Haven, Pa., told WBRE-TV on Tuesday. “We have homosexuality in our family, and it was a hard decision to make, but in the end, when I die and I’m one on one with God I have to stand true to him.” …
  • Is the Pope Suggesting the Use of Force in Iraq?

    08/14/2014 3:34:35 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 12 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 14 August 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    The Vatican has found its voice. Pope Francis wrote a letter to Ban Ki-Moon, UN Secretary General, asking him to "do everything you can to stop the violence against Christians in Iraq". The letter, received by Ban Ki-Moon on 13 August, is the latest of the PopeÂ’s interventions to stop the persecution of Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq. He writes: It is with a heavy and anguished heart that I have been following the dramatic events of these past few days in Northern Iraq where Christians and other religious minorities have been forced to flee from their...
  • Robin Williams' suicide -- cautionary comments

    08/14/2014 12:18:12 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 10 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | Aug 13, 2014 | Rob Pochek
    WILSON, N.C. (BP) -- When news broke that legendary comedian and actor Robin Williams had died of an apparent suicide, people were saddened that someone who had brought so much joy to the lives of others had taken his own life. Immediately some began to speculate about his ongoing battle with alcohol addiction and depression as the cause of his desperate act. Others began to comfort themselves with the thought that Williams was now at peace from such battles. And a few observed that suicide is the ultimate selfish act. There is little doubt that suicide is a fierce goodbye....
  • Gay group accuses Newfoundland magazine of hate crimes for piece on Christian sexual teaching

    08/14/2014 10:00:26 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Life News ^ | Thaddeus Baklinski
    A Newfoundland homosexual group filed a hate crimes complaint under the Criminal Code with the police last week after a local magazine published an opinion piece urging Christians to promote the Scriptural teachings on the sinfulness of homosexuality, abortion, and other acts against a secularist establishment. The Newfoundland Herald published the piece by US columnist and constitutional lawyer Matt Barber as a letter to the editor in its August 3-9 issue. Western Pride NL activist Kyle Curley, who filed the complaint, alleged in an interview with CBC that the piece was “a rallying call for people to stand against LGBT...
  • Grendel Wakes

    08/13/2014 9:04:07 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/13/14 | Kevin O'Neil
    Amor vincit Omnia; Love conquers all. Except when it doesn’t, because it’s counterfeit. Counterfeit love is no match for the most genuine hatred of all. The heart-rending drama involving Christians being played out across much of the Islamic world has exposed something deeply disturbing about the human race. Something in the lumber room is moving and is scratching at the door. The nations should at present be absorbed with two or three matters, one of these is certainly the plight of Christians fleeing the gory sword of Islam, and of the other two candidates, the Israel/Hamas war doesn’t come even...
  • World’s top Muslim leaders sort of condemn attacks on Iraqi Christians

    08/12/2014 3:09:46 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | August 12, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    Iyad Ameen Madani, the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, “officially denounced the ‘forced deportation under the threat of execution’ of Christians, calling it a ‘crime that cannot be tolerated.’ The Secretary General also distanced Islam from the actions of the militant group known as ISIS, saying they ‘have nothing to do with Islam and its principles that call for justice, kindness, fairness, freedom of faith and coexistence.’”
  • The Top 5 Christian Colleges in the U.S. May Surprise You

    08/12/2014 7:15:59 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 29 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 11, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    Religious colleges and universities, often derided by academic elites, got a surprising shout-out recently from an Ivy League insider. harvard hoodie “Elite schools like to boast that they teach their students how to think, but all they mean is that they train them in the analytic and rhetorical skills that are necessary for success in business and the professions,” William Deresiewicz wrote in the July 21, 2014 issue of The New Republic. “Everything is technocratic—the development of expertise—and everything is ultimately justified in technocratic terms.” “Religious colleges—even obscure, regional schools that no one has ever heard of on the coasts—often...
  • Tracking Christian Sexual Morality in a Same-Sex Marriage Future

    08/11/2014 11:35:37 AM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 11 replies
    The Witherspoon Institute ^ | August 11, 2014 | Mark Regnerus
    Churchgoing Christians who support same-sex marriage are more likely to think pornography, cohabitation, hook-ups, adultery, polyamory, and abortion are acceptable. And it’s reasonable to expect continued change in more permissive directions. As mainline Protestant denominations increasingly accept the ordination of gay clergy and publicly affirm same-sex unions, the sociologist in me wishes to understand what this development means for people in those denominations. I’m not talking about subtle linguistic shifts. While the difference between speaking of marriage as a “civil contract between a woman and a man” and as “a unique commitment between two people” is obvious to those who...
  • Ann Coulter, abortion, and the truth about “Christian narcissism”

    08/10/2014 3:14:46 PM PDT · by Morgana · 38 replies
    live action ^ | Calvin Freiburger
    “I think I speak for all of the writers on this website when I say that her piece is distasteful, ridiculous, and just plain wrong,” Live Action’s Murray Vasser writes of Ann Coulter’s latest column, in which the provocatively prolific conservative commentator criticizes Dr. Kent Brantly for an Ebola-treating mission trip to Liberia, when she would rather see him treat cultural decay here in the United States. Well, I can only go along with one of those adjectives. I agree with Murray that it’s distasteful to question the motives of anyone who goes out of their way to help those...
  • The Right to Resist Evil Leaders--The Christian History

    08/10/2014 6:28:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/10/14 | Kelly O'Connell
    Do Christians Have a Duty to Remove Bad Officials From Office? In the previous article we asked, “Do Americans have a right to oppose unjust authority?” Such a right was obviously assumed by the Founders. We likewise examined whether Christians have such a right, as well. In answer, we found the earliest theories regarding what became Resistance Theory resulted from the assumptions of the Protestant Reformation being applied to society during various crises involving early Protestant communities. Therefore, whether such a right truly exists, the entire theory was proposed by Protestants, using biblical, historic and classical arguments, ostensibly to achieve...
  • Islamic State kills at least 500 from Iraq's Yazidi minority: Baghdad

    08/10/2014 5:05:42 AM PDT · by Innovative · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 10, 2014 | Ahmed Rasheed
    Islamic State militants have killed at least 500 members of Iraq's Yazidi minority in northern Iraq, burying some of their victims alive and kidnapping hundreds of women, a Baghdad government minister said on Sunday. Iraq's human rights minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani told Reuters that he had evidence that the Sunni militants had thrown the Yazidi dead into mass graves, adding that some of those buried alive were women and children. About 300 women had been forced into slavery, he said.
  • What Do Muslims Plan To Do To Christians? “Beheadings, amputations, gunshots and crucifixions.”

    08/05/2014 11:36:40 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Walid Shoebat ^ | August 4, 2014 | Theodore Shoebat
    What Do Muslims Plan To Do To Christians? “Beheadings, amputations, gunshots and crucifixions.” That is what one analyst has elucidated recently, writing a very revealing statement describing what ISIS is doing to the Christians in Iraq: If you flee, you leave your home, your possessions, your community and your culture. What little you carry is soon stripped and looted from greedy militia men. You leave with your lives and the clothes on your back. But what if you can’t or don’t leave? What awaits you? Beheadings, amputations, gunshots and crucifixions. Unbending Sharia law including women and girls forced to undergo...
  • Kirsten Powers hits Obama’s inaction on plight of Christians in Middle East

    08/09/2014 10:17:07 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 56 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 8-9-14 | Aleister
    Kirsten Powers and other panelists on the FOX News program “Outnumbered” were discussing Obama’s newly discovered concern for Christians in the middle east and things got a little heated. Powers, who is a liberal and frequent defender of Obama, was one of the most vocal critics. Tim Cavanaugh of National Review has the details: …Kirsten Powers, usually the most liberal of the panelists, tore the president a new one: “He has not uttered the word ‘Christian,’ and now suddenly he throws it in with the Yazidis,” Powers said. “We’re not doing any airdrops to the Christians, who are refugees in...
  • Genocide in Iraq

    08/09/2014 8:39:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2014 | Travis Weber
    The dramatic evidence pointing to the extermination of Christians and Christian culture in Iraq by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham’s (ISIS) is impossible to ignore. This past week, upset Iraqis rallied outside the White House. A few days ago, an administration official finally met with Iraqi Christians. But the leader of the free world has yet to forcefully condemn one of the clearest cases of genocide since World War II. President Obama has previously addressed humanitarian issues by appealing to the Responsibility to Protect – a relatively recent doctrine not clearly established or grounded in international law. While...
  • The Mockery of 'Black Jesus'

    08/09/2014 5:26:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    At night, the children's channel called Cartoon Network transforms into the badly named Adult Swim channel, a parade of juvenile "satirical" sludge such as repeats of Seth MacFarlane's "Family Guy" and "American Dad" cartoons. How many parents know this? Or know these shows rarely miss an opportunity to sock it to "organized religion" -- especially if that religion is Christianity? Sadly, in the second quarter of 2014, the juvenilia on Adult Swim made it the No. 1 television network on basic cable for adults 18-24, 18-34 and 18-49, and also for males in those age brackets. Its mockery has...
  • North Carolina restaurant drops prayer discount after fear of lawsuit

    08/08/2014 9:08:18 PM PDT · by Pox · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 08, 2014 | Foxnews.com
    A North Carolina diner that offered a 15 percent for those who prayed before their meal has stopped issuing the price cut due to a lawsuit threat. Mary’s Gourmet Diner has been quietly offering the 15 percent “praying in public” discount for four years and said that it was given to people from all religions.
  • You Want Nazis?

    08/08/2014 5:18:53 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 27 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 08 August 2014 | Mark Steyn
    There have been Christians in Mosul for just shy of two millennia, since the first century. There are none today. The Yazidi are practitioners of Kurdistan's oldest religion, fire-worshippers whose presence in the region predates Islam. They're either being executed or starved to death on a mountain: We are being slaughtered. Our entire religion is being wiped off the face of the earth.ISIS are fast-track Nazis. No messing about with a few property restrictions and intermarriage laws as a little light warm-up: They're only in the business of "final solutions", and they start on Day One and don't quit until...
  • Archbishop of Canterbury: Give Asylum to Iraqi Christians

    08/08/2014 4:00:59 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 14 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 8 August 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Is the West waking up, or is it hoping too much? And is it too late anyway, when the genocide is accomplished? The Archbishop of Canterbury, Most Rev Justin Welby, has called on the UK government to offer asylum to thousands of Iraqi Christians driven from their homes by jihadists. He backed similar calls by several bishops. The vicar of Baghdad's Anglican church, Canon Andrew White, said the believers' flight is bringing "the end of Christianity very near" in Iraq. France has already done what the Archbishop proposes. Last week the country declared itself ready to give asylum to...