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  • Nigeria Elections Put Christians in Danger of More Muslim Attacks

    01/30/2015 10:17:23 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 3 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | January 30, 2015 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    Muslim persecution of Christians is at a high tide — and there are grave fears of more sectarian bloodletting as millions of people in Nigeria, which is half Muslim and half Christian, vote for their national leaders next month. These religious atrocities cry out for media attention and political awareness, said Raymond Ibrahim, author of the monthly report “Muslim Persecution of Christians,” which has chronicled attacks on Christians in dozens of countries since July 2011. Mainstream media rarely cover attacks on Christians, even though they happen “all around the Islamic world,” Mr. Ibrahim said Tuesday.
  • Egyptian President El-Sisi Becomes First President to Visit Church on Coptic Christmas (Video)

    01/25/2015 3:31:09 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 25,2015
    Gatestone Institute reported, via Religion of Peace: On January 6, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi became the first Egyptian president ever to visit the St. Mark Cathedral during Coptic Christmas Eve Mass and offer his good wishes to the nation’s Christian minority. Because Islamic law bans wishing non-Muslims well on their religious celebrations, all previous presidents — Nasser, Sadat, Mubarak, and of course Morsi — had never attended Coptic Christmas mass. As expected, the greetings el-Sisi received from the hundreds of Christians present were jubilant. His address was often interrupted by applause, clapping, and cheers of “We love you!” and “Hand in...
  • In Iran, 'scores of Christians' were arrested Dec. 25

    01/08/2011 9:37:29 AM PST · by wmfights · 1 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | January 7, 2011 | Staff
    WASHINGTON (BP)--"Scores of Christians" have been detained since Christmas in Tehran, according to a statement protesting the action by Iranian authorities issued by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom on Jan. 7. "They were informally accused of being 'evangelical missionaries,' although no formal charges have been filed by authorities," USCIRF stated, noting: "Iranian law makes proselytizing of Muslims by non-Muslims illegal, in contravention of international standards." According to the USCIRF statement: "Reports indicate that as many as 70 Christians have been detained over the past two weeks. Some individuals have since been released, although it is unclear how many...
  • Islam-on-Christian Persecution Around the World

    01/23/2015 4:50:11 AM PST · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | January 23, 2015 | Jack Kerwick
    Since at least the time of the outset of the Iraq War—and quite possibly well before then—there has been much debate among those on the right over why Islamic militants have set their sights upon America and the West.
  • Christian Lawyers and Doctors Need Not Apply: A scary time to be a Christian professional in Canada.

    01/22/2015 1:05:43 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    The Cardus Daily ^ | 01/22/2015 | Albertos Polizogopoulos
    It has become a scary time to be a Christian professional in Canada. In 2014, lawyers and doctors were targeted by their own professional associations for direct attack because of their religious beliefs. For Christian lawyers, the first salvo was fired at Trinity Western University’s law school. TWU, which exists to “develop godly Christian leaders” in a variety of marketplaces, requires its students and staff to sign a Community Covenant. This pledge, based on religious beliefs, to abstain from certain activities and behaviours during their time at TWU, includes the use of alcohol on campus, viewing pornography, and “sexual intimacy...
  • How Chruistians and non-Christians have fared before the Supreme Court (Shortened title)

    01/21/2015 8:24:34 PM PST · by right-wing agnostic · 4 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | January 20, 2015 | Eugene Volokh
    I’ve long been skeptical of claims that justices in religious freedom cases — and especially devoutly Christian justices, such as Justice Antonin Scalia — are biased in favor of Christians in religious exemption cases. To be sure, justices are people, and people have biases, usually in favor of their own groups. But justices also know quite well that their opinions will affect many more cases, including cases brought by other religious groups. I’m also skeptical of trying to prove such biases simply by counting cases. Different cases involve different legal issues, and — especially when you have only a few...
  • Yuri Gagarin, first human in space, was a devout Christian, says his close friend

    01/20/2015 2:58:06 PM PST · by NEWwoman · 78 replies
    beliefnet - inspire your everyday ^ | April 2011 | beliefnet.com
    The first man in outer space 50 years ago believed fervently in the Almighty — even though the atheistic Soviet government put famous words in his mouth that he had looked around at the cosmos and did not see God. Mankind’s first space flight lasted 108 minutes on April 12, 1961. It was the height of the Cold War. Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin was proclaimed by the Soviet leadership to have announced, “I went up to space, but I didn’t encounter God.” However, he never uttered those often-quoted words, says a close friend. And it seems that the Soviet Union lied...
  • No room in America for Christian refugees

    01/17/2015 7:09:49 PM PST · by xzins · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 07, 2015 | Abraham H. Miller
    At the end of World War II, the Jewish survivors of Europe’s Holocaust found that nearly every door was closed to them. “Tell Me Where Can I Go?” was a popular Yiddish song at the time. Decades later, the Christians of the Middle East face the same problem, and the Obama administration is keeping the door shut. America is about to accept 9000 Syrian Muslims, refugees of the brutal war between the Assad regime and its Sunni opposition, which includes ISIS, Al Qaeda, and various other militias. That number is predicted to increase each year. There are no Christian refugees...
  • How Evangelicals Are Changing Their Minds on Gay Marriage

    01/17/2015 6:03:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 93 replies
    Time ^ | January 15, 2015 | Elizabeth Dias
    If evangelical Christianity is famous for anything in contemporary American politics, it is for its complete opposition to gay marriage. Now, slowly yet undeniably, evangelicals are changing their minds. Every day, evangelical communities across the country are arriving at new crossroads over marriage. My magazine story for TIME this week, “A Change of Heart,” is a deep dive into the changing allegiances and divides in evangelical churches and communities over homosexuality. In public, so many churches and pastors are afraid to talk about the generational and societal shifts happening. But behind the scenes, it’s a whole different game. Support for...
  • Christians rally to defend fire chief who wrote ‘anti-gay’ book

    01/15/2015 6:30:42 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Fox ^ | 1/15/15 | Todd Starnes
    Kelvin Cochran is a decorated firefighter. He is also a devout Christian. He’s a deacon at a Baptist church and also teaches Sunday school. By all accounts – he is a decent and honorable man. And now – he is unemployed. Cochran, who served seven years as the chief of the Atlanta Fire Departmant lost his job over a book he wrote about biblical morality titled, “Who Told You That You Were Naked?” A small portion of the book contained what critics called homophobic language. .... hundreds of Christians were expected to gather at the Georgia capitol to protest the...
  • School District to Stop Interrogating Christian Homeschool Kids

    01/15/2015 12:10:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    A Virginia school district has decided to scrap a policy that allowed it to interrogate Christian homeschool teenagers and their parents about their religious beliefs.Last November Douglas Pruiett and his wife received a letter from Goochland County Public Schools about updated procedures to the district’s requests for religious exemptions for homeschool students.Under the updated rules, once a child turns 14-years-old, the district requires that homeschool parents reapply for a religious exemption to public education.The Prueitts have seven children, three of whom were impacted by the revised policy.“Each application must be completed along with a statement of your bona fide religious...
  • AirAsia crash killed 41 members of one church

    01/14/2015 7:50:11 AM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 01 January 2015 | Mark Woods
    The tragic loss of AirAsia Flight 8501, which fell into the Java Sea on December 28 on the way from Surabaya in Indonesia to Singapore, has hit Surabaya's Christian community especially hard. Fully a quarter of the 162 passengers and crew who died were from one church. Pastor Philip Mantofa of Surabaya's Mawar Sharon Church discovered that 41 of his congregation were on the plane, ... Among those comforted by counsellors from the church was Linca Gonimasela, whose 13-year-old son Adrian Fernando died with his aunt, uncle and their three-year-old daughter. ""He is my only son," she said. "At first...
  • Are Christians Commanded to (Always) Vote? [And should you care if you're not religious?]

    01/11/2015 7:14:22 AM PST · by Moseley · 37 replies
    Fairfax Free Citizen ^ | January 10, 2015 | Jonathon Moseley
    Is it a requirement for all Christians to vote? The question is not merely whether Christians should “dirty their hands” by participating in politics. Are Christians actually required to participate in politics? Can you be an obedient Christian without voting? I am starting to believe that nothing else can save the Republic. Everyone comments that we are a sharply-divided nation, with really no clear majority for either the Republican or Democrat Party. However, what if 10 million new voters showed up and voted Republican? The nation would no longer be 50-50. The balance would tilt sharply to the GOP Every...
  • More Americans Say Muslim Extremists Are True Muslims Than Christian Extremists Are True Christians

    01/09/2015 11:08:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/09/2015 | Napp Nazworth
    More Americans say that self-described-Muslims who commit violence in the name of their religion are real Muslims than say that self-described-Christians who commit violence are real Christians. Eighty-three percent said violent people who claim to be Christian are not true Christians while only 48 percent said violent people who claim to be Muslim are not true Muslims. Religious Violence A Public Religion Research Institute survey asked 2,450 Americans two questions: "When people claim to be Christian and commit acts of violence in the name of Christianity, do you believe they really are Christian, or not?" "When people claim to be...
  • Remembering Andrae Crouch, Dead at 72

    01/08/2015 6:56:21 PM PST · by xzins · 24 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | January 8, 2015 | Robert Darden
    In 1972, I saw—for the first time—Andrae Crouch and the Disciples performing “The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power,” “Soon and Very Soon,” “My Tribute,” “Through It All,” and “Bless His Holy Name.” I was both mesmerized and a little frightened. That’s his music on the soundtrack to The Color Purple (where he earned an Oscar), the Broadway musical The Lion King, and the pop songs “Man in the Middle” and “Like a Prayer.” Not surprisingly, great swathes of the religious audience voiced their displeasure. How dare he combined Saturday night with Sunday morning? As he told interviewers, the criticism...
  • 9 of 10 Worst Countries for Persecution of Christians Have 50% or Greater Muslim Populations

    01/08/2015 6:19:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    CNS NEWS ^ | 1/8/15 | Lauretta Brown
    (CNSNews.com) – Nine of the 10 countries with the worst records for persecution of Christians have populations that are at least 50 percent Muslim, according to the assessment of persecution in the Open Doors USA's World Watch List (WWL) 2015 and population information published by the State Department and the Central Intelligence Agency. The WWL is an “annual survey of religious liberty conditions for Christians around the world" that was released Wednesday. Communist North Korea topped the list for the 13th consecutive year for the regime’s extreme persecution of Christians. But the other 9 countries among the 10 worst had...
  • PBS Spin helps Evil Flourish [Persecution is now "Violence between Christians and Muslims"?]

    01/08/2015 7:27:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/08/2015 | Deborah C. Tyler
    The December 30, 2014 episode of "Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler" took PBS viewers on a pilgrimage to southwestern Nigeria with three African-American college graduates as they made pilgrimages to their ancestral roots to become priestesses in the Yoruba religion. The amiable Mr. Feiler has had six consecutive New York Times non-fiction best-sellers in the last decade, including travelogues about journeys to significant sites of different religions. Mr. Feiler appears to represent the progressive-humanist view that all religions are equally respectable cultural aggregations offering differing perspectives on the ultimately unknowable spiritual mysteries. Mr. Feiler does not approach these journeys from...
  • 20 Copts abducted by Libyan militants

    01/06/2015 4:56:08 PM PST · by detective
    Arab News ^ | 5 January 2015
    BENGHAZI: Militants have abducted 20 Egyptian Christians in Libya in recent days, a source close to the government said Saturday. The Ansar Al-Sharia militia kidnapped 13 of them Saturday in the coastal city of Sirte and the rest of them there over the past few days, the source said. Their identity was not immediately clear, except that they were said to be Coptic Christians. Thousands of Egyptians work in Libya, mainly in the construction and craft sectors, and they have been targeted as the country has descended into chaos. In February, the bodies of seven Egyptian Christians who had been...
  • More Than a Quarter of AirAsia Victims Attended Same Church

    01/04/2015 6:14:52 PM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 1/4/2015 | Jessilyn Justice
    More than a quarter of the victims on AirAsia flight 8501 were members of the same pentecostal church in Indonesia ... Mawar Sharon Church, in Surabaya, Indonesia, hosted a prayer service earlier this week as to comfort relatives and remember those who were lost in the crash.
  • How Christians Will Know They Can Join Hands With Rome

    01/01/2015 2:06:50 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 325 replies
    The Cripplegate, New Generation of Non-Conformists ^ | October 29, 2014 | Eric Davis, Pastor since 2008 of Cornerstone Church, Jackson Hole, WY
    With Reformation Day coming up, this is a good time to recall why the Reformers departed from Roman Catholicism. In our day especially, it seems that many Christians have history-amnesia when it comes to the importance of what God did through the Reformers. During the Reformation, great confusion existed regarding what was, and was not, the true church of Christ. Rome had asserted itself as the true church for centuries, and continues to do so today. However, as the Reformers recognized then, Christians must follow in step today by recalling that joining hands with Rome is a departure from Christ....
  • Muslims defend Ahok, the new Christian governor of Jakarta

    01/04/2015 11:20:01 AM PST · by 9thLife · 10 replies
    Mission Network News via Christian Telegraph ^ | DECEMBER 15, 2014 | KATEY HEARTH
    The newly-elected Chinese Christian governor of Indonesia’s capital city, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, is finding new allies in Jakarta’s influential Muslim leaders, reports MNN. Mr. Purnama, who goes by “Ahok,” reflects an “acceptance of diversity” agenda being put forth by the newly-elected President and former gubernatorial running mate, Joko Widodo. “He’s referred to as a double-minority because he’s ethnic Chinese, which is a minority in Indonesia, and he’s also Christian,” notes John Bachman of the Haggai Institute. “Given the fact that Indonesia has a very large Muslim population, there are some leaders that have been very vocal [about], ‘This is not...
  • Europe’s Empty Churches Go on Sale

    01/03/2015 4:57:59 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 19 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Jan 2, 2014 | Naftali Bendavid
    Europe News Europe’s Empty Churches Go on Sale Hundreds of Churches Have Closed or Are Threatened by Plunging Membership, Posing Question: What to Do With Unused Buildings? By Naftali Bendavid Jan. 2, 2015 7:36 p.m. ET ARNHEM, Netherlands—Two dozen scruffy skateboarders launched perilous jumps in a soaring old church building here on a recent night, watched over by a mosaic likeness of Jesus and a solemn array of stone saints. This is the Arnhem Skate Hall, an uneasy reincarnation of the Church of St. Joseph, which once rang with the prayers of nearly 1,000 worshipers. It is one of hundreds...
  • ‘Unbroken’ and Billy Graham

    01/02/2015 6:16:05 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 56 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Jan 1, 2014 | Grant Wacker
    ‘Unbroken’ and Billy Graham The movie and the book about Louis Zamperini’s life skimp on the pivotal role of a certain preacher. By Grant Wacker Jan. 1, 2015 Newspaper headlines agreed. Billy Graham —“heaven’s super salesman,” “the Lord’s top salesman”—knew how to close the deal. If he just read from a telephone book, one associate quipped, people would stand up and commit their lives to Christ. Louis Zamperini, who died July 2 at age 97, was a case in point. The Olympic distance runner and World War II hero is the subject of Laura Hillenbrand ’s acclaimed 2010 biography, “Unbroken,”...
  • ‘UNBROKEN’ REVIEW: IMPERFECT BUT DEEPLY MOVING, DEVOUTLY CHRISTIAN WWII DRAMA

    12/31/2014 5:55:40 AM PST · by Bratch · 21 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | December 30, 2014 | John Nolte
    First things first: the reviews and social media claims arguing that director Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken” somehow short shrifts the Christian faith or the Christianity of its subject are not just untrue, they are preposterous. This cinematic adaptation of the true story of Olympian and WWII Veteran Louis Zamperini has its flaws, but respect and reverence for the Zamperini’s Christian faith is not one of them. Quite the opposite. [...] “Unbroken” is the second devoutly Christian WWII film to enjoy a wide studio release in 2014. The first was “Fury,” an even better movie  starring Brad Pitt — Jolie’s husband.  “Fury” and...
  • Christians Now Outnumber Communists In China

    12/30/2014 3:28:43 AM PST · by Biggirl · 23 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 30, 2014 | Thomas D. Williams, PH.D
    Though the Chinese Communist Party is the largest explicitly atheist organization in the world, with 85 million official members, it is now overshadowed by an estimated 100 million Christians in China. It is no wonder Beijing is nervous and authorities are cracking down on Christian groups.
  • Playing God in God’s name: ThinkProgress hails pro-abortion religious leaders

    12/29/2014 6:04:07 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    live action news ^ | December 28, 2014 | Calvin Freiburger
    Pro-aborts periodically take time off from hating religion to remind those of us nutty enough to think God values the children He creates that they’ve got believers on their side, too. ThinkProgress’s Tara Culp-Ressler provided a refresher course on “the religious abortion advocates that history forgot,” casting these clergy for child-butchering as selfless underdogs on a vital divine mission. Yes, really: The New York legislature had just failed to pass an incremental reform to the state’s strict anti-abortion law, leaving the status quo in place. At that time, deaths resulting from illegal abortions accounted for 42 percent of New York...
  • The feast of Stephen: Middle East's persecuted Christians need our help

    12/26/2014 11:54:44 AM PST · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | December 26, 2014 | Ralph Peters
    On the day after Christmas, I wish those I meet a “Good St. Stephen’s Day.” Personal quirk? Surely. But it’s also been my small homage to my faith’s first martyr. And this year his all-but-forgotten feast day has a special relevance.
  • Christian priest: Thanks to Israel, I can have a Merry Christmas

    12/25/2014 6:52:03 AM PST · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | December 25, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    A message of truth going out to a world drowning in lies. “Thanks to Israel, I Can Have a Merry Christmas,” by Father Gabriel Nadaf (translated by Avi Woolf), Mida.org, December 24, 2014:"Right now, while Christians the world over are celebrating Christmas, entire communities of the followers of Christ cannot rejoice. The Middle East and parts of Africa continue to drown in rivers of blood, with various minorities being targeted by radical Islamic organizations such as ISIS, Hamas, Jabhat al-Nusra, Boko Haram, al-Qaeda, Hezbollah and others.
  • The Cross Was Preceded by the Cradle

    12/23/2014 5:00:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    God became a man to save us from our sins, which he did finally and completely on the Cross. We commemorate his death and resurrection on Easter, but his suffering on our behalf began much earlier than that. We would do well to remember that at Christmastime, when we celebrate our savior's birth. Seminary professor Bob Tuttle, in his 2006 book, "Shortening the Leap," puts that in perspective poignantly: "The Jesus of glory still bears the marks of the Incarnation, and not just in his hands, his side and his feet, but in his navel, because the suffering began in...
  • The Rest of the 'Unbroken' Story

    12/23/2014 4:34:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    On Dec. 25, the unforgettable story about Louis Zamperini, an Olympian turned World War II prisoner of war hero, opens in theaters nationwide. As astoundingly resilient as Zamperini was, however, his real power was found in a fact underplayed in the movie; namely, he whose birth we celebrate Dec. 25 is the one responsible for restoring and transforming Zamperini's heart and life. First, let me say, few lives can compare with Zamperini's. He lived hard from a young age. He smoked cigarettes by the time he was 5, and his favorite pastime as a youth was stealing beer from bootleggers.Cops...
  • Christianity and the War for Women

    12/21/2014 4:44:10 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Live Action News ^ | Murray Vasser | Dec 21, 2014
    A common narrative in our society is that, by opposing abortion and infanticide, Christians are conducting a “war on women.” However, in a fascinating study entitled “The Rise of Christianity,” published by Princeton University Press, sociologist Rodney Stark argues that the phenomenal growth of “the obscure, marginal Jesus movement” was due in large part to women. Stark argues that early Christianity was “especially attractive to women” because “within the Christian subculture women enjoyed far higher status than did women in the Greco-Roman world at large.” Furthermore, Stark argues that the Christian opposition to abortion and infanticide was one of the...
  • God Isn’t Dead in Gotham (Tim Keller in NYC)

    12/21/2014 4:06:32 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 11 replies
    wsj.com ^ | Kate Bachelder
    ‘Cheer up, you’re worse than you think,” Rev. Timothy Keller says with a smile. He’s explaining that humans are more weak, more fallen, more warped than they “ever dare admit or even believe.” Then comes the good news: At the same time people are “more loved in Christ and more accepted than they could ever imagine or hope.” Do you know many New Yorkers who believe that? Perhaps not, but on Sundays some 5,500 city folk file into the church Mr. Keller founded 25 years ago, Redeemer Presbyterian, at eight packed services across three Manhattan locations, the Greenwich Village campus...
  • Repro Rights = Anti-Christian Mockery Outside Abortion Clinic (BARF)

    12/20/2014 4:05:07 PM PST · by Morgana
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | November 10, 2014 | saynsumthn
    A video of pro-choice abortion advocates outside an abortion clinic in Cleveland where a woman was killed after her abortion is going viral. It shows mean reproductive rights advocates harassing peaceful praying pro-lifers. VIDEO ON LINK warning offensive language.
  • Children caroling get kicked out of Klamath Falls Walmart

    12/19/2014 10:09:47 PM PST · by hiho hiho · 47 replies
    KOBI ^ | December 18, 2014
    Klamath Falls, Ore. -- Children caroling inside the Klamath Falls Walmart say they were kicked out Thursday night and told to leave or police would be called. Parents tell NBC5 News that a group of students from Henley High School were caroling at the Klamath Falls Walmart Thursday night when they were asked to leave in a manner that frightened some of the kids. A manager at the Klamath Falls Walmart declined to comment. We are told however, that the students were not invited to be there and the singing was on private property. According to another parent, who recorded...
  • Without North Korea, Hollywood Is Running Out of Politically Correct Villains

    12/19/2014 6:25:37 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 24 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | `8 Dec 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    Without North Korea, Hollywood Is Running Out of Politically Correct Villains by Ben Shapiro 18 Dec 2014 With Sony’s decision to pull the Seth Rogen/James Franco starrer The Interview from circulation following a brutal hack attack by the North Korean regime, Hollywood finds its list of acceptable villains growing shorter and shorter. Not only did Sony pull The Interview thanks to intimidation at the hands of Kim Jung Un – the film was about reporters trying to kill the evil dictator – they also pulled a slated Steve Carrell movie, Pyongyang, about the regime.
  • Yes, Christians Can Support Torture: And They're Not Bad Christians For Doing So

    12/19/2014 5:36:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/18/2014 | D.C. McAllister
    In a recent post cited by Patheos, nondenominational pastor Brian Zahnd brashly proclaims “You Cannot Be Christian and Support Torture.” There is no possibility of compromise. The support of torture is off the table for a Christian. I suppose you can be some version of a ‘patriot’ and support the use of torture, but you cannot be any version of Christian and support torture. So choose one: A torture-endorsing patriot or a Jesus-following Christian. But don’t lie to yourself that you can be both. You cannot. …Any thoughtful person, no matter their religion or non-religion, knows that you cannot...
  • Rick Santorum: “We Need to Wake Up the Church” to Confront Abortion

    12/18/2014 9:34:01 AM PST · by Morgana · 80 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 12/18/14 | Josh Shepherd
    Many observers have called 2014 the “Year of the Bible Movie” and it’s easy to see why. A vast array of faith-based films have released this year, some to significant success including Heaven is for Real, Irreplaceable and Son of God. But Rick Santorum says we can do more than entertain with films. “Yes, we make films for the church,” he said recently at The Heritage Foundation. “We need to wake up the church!” As CEO of Echolight Studios, Santorum aims to do just that with the new documentary film One Generation Away. His group invites local churches to host...
  • Christian Man Asks Thirteen Gay Bakeries To Bake Him Pro-Traditional Marriage Cake, And Is Denied

    12/13/2014 7:00:11 PM PST · by lowbridge · 69 replies
    shoebat.com ^ | december 12, 2014 | Theodore Shoebat
    Christian bakeries that refuse to make pro-homosexual marriage cakes are persecuted throughout America. They get sued, they get fined, they get death threats, and they lose their businesses. So we at Shoebat.com called some 13 prominent bakers who are either gay or pro-gay and requested that they make a pro-traditional marriage cake with the words “Gay marriage is wrong” placed on the cake. Each one denied us service, and even used deviant insults and obscenities against us. One baker even said that she would make me a cookie with a large phallus on it. We recorded all of this in...
  • Muslims Capture Christians, Take Them To Slaughterhouses, Dissect Them While They Are Still Alive

    12/13/2014 12:30:39 PM PST · by george76 · 53 replies
    Shoebat ^ | November 3, 2014 | Theodore Shoebat
    Muslim Albanians in Kosovo are capturing Christians, dissecting them alive, tearing out their organs, killing the victims, and then selling the organs to Saudi Arabia and Turkey, the two major nations of the Antichrist. We learned this from a local Serbian Christian and veteran Special Forces officer in Serbia’s military, named Lazar. We interviewed him and this is the information he conveyed to us. He said “They also kill people and sell their organs in Turkey and Saudi Arabia.” He then said, They abduct people in Kosovo, Serbian people — in some cases Albanian people — and they take their...
  • Chaplain punished for sharing his faith in suicide prevention class

    12/10/2014 8:32:40 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 24 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | December 9, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    An Army chaplain was punished for discussing matters of faith and quoting from the Bible during a suicide prevention training session with the 5th Ranger Training Battalion -- leading to outrage from religious liberty groups and a Georgia congressman. Chaplain Joseph Lawhorn was issued a Letter of Concern that accused him of advocating for Christianity and “using Christian scripture and solutions” during a Nov. 20th training session held at the University of North Georgia. “You provided a two-sided handout that listed Army resources on one side and a biblical approach to handling depression on the other side,” Col. David Fivecoat,...
  • How American Evangelicals Are NOT Following New Testament Christianity

    12/08/2014 9:34:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/08/2014 | John Lomperis
    Much more than a single article could be written detailing all the ways in which American evangelical Protestantism looks very different from the early church. Certainly not all of the developments in our external circumstances or internal practices have been for the worse. But one key way in which American evangelicals have not been closely hewing to the faithful biblical example of our spiritual forefathers and foremothers is in the basic attitude and response we often have towards what to do about blatant unfaithfulness within the church itself. People often romantically long for the purity of "the New Testament church."...
  • 80% of women having abortions Identify as Christians

    12/07/2014 11:18:23 PM PST · by Morgana · 100 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | August 22, 2013 | Sarah Terzo
    From pro-life Christian Dr. La Verne Tolbert: “So, who is having these abortions? We are. According to the Alan Guttmacher Institute, the research arm of Planned Parenthood: The highest proportion (43%) identify themselves as Protestant. 27% of women having an abortion identify themselves as Catholic, and 8% as members of another religion. 22% reported no religious affiliation. 13% identified themselves as “born again” or evangelical….. Those who claim to know Jesus and who protest against abortion the most account for nearly 80% of all abortions.” Dr. La Verne Tolbert “Abortion: the Sin of Idolatry”, Doctor Alveda King and Dr.La Verne...
  • Tortured in Ukraine: Christians Living a Nightmare

    12/07/2014 3:06:24 PM PST · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 18 replies
    CBN ^ | 9/19/2014
    EASTERN UKRAINE -- Ukraine's evangelical Christians are bearing the brunt of the country's conflict, often with deadly consequences. It's a scene that has played in Elena Velichko's head over and over. Pro-Russian rebels took over her hometown in early April. Her husband Vladimir told her to take the kids and leave the city. "He took us to the train station and we said goodbye. He said, 'I love you.' He kissed me and kissed the children and left," Elena said. Several days later, her life and that of her eight children, ages 2 to 16, suddenly turned upside down. Surreal...
  • Christians being driven from American Society Too

    12/07/2014 10:34:57 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/07/14 | Judi McLeod
    Not just fleeing the Middle East: It’s not just the Mideast from which Christians are being driven. “Christians are being driven from the Middle East in suffering,” Pope Francis said in a video message yesterday as French Cardinal Phillipe Barbarin visited the Iraqi city of Irbil, where thousands of Christians have taken refuge. “And from America; and from the military, who need God’s protection, as we do in the USA,” adds Fred Abel of jfredabel@gmail.com. Abel is spot on. The main difference between Christians being driven out of the Middle East and those being driven out of America is that...
  • Michigan House approves Religious Freedom Restoration Act in party-line vote

    12/05/2014 3:25:54 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    mlive ^ | December 04, 2014 | Jonathan Oosting
    LANSING, MI — Michigan’s Republican-led House on Thursday approved a proposed "Religious Freedom Restoration Act," which supporters say is intended to limit government laws that may burden an individual's free exercise of religion. The fast-tracked bill, sponsored by House Speaker Jase Bolger, was introduced last month and advanced out of committee earlier Thursday. It now heads the Senate for consideration. The 59-50 party-line House vote occurred just one day after competing proposals to add gay rights protections to Michigan’s anti-discrimination law stalled in committee due to a dispute over including transgender residents. Bolger, who had indicated he would only support...
  • Michigan License To Discriminate A Portent Of Impending Theocracy (Compares us to ISIS)

    12/05/2014 9:42:22 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | December 5, 2014 | Rmuse
    There has been no dearth of news stories, reports, and commentary over the past few months on the epidemic of racists, whether in law enforcement or the general population, either inflicting or attempting to inflict, punishment on African Americans for being African Americans. As noted here on Tuesday, “there are certain groups who are adamant that as superior human beings they have authority to mete out punishment for violations of their beliefs that are usually borne of religion.” Despite protections in the U.S. Constitution and federal and state laws, the past six years have seen an increase in religious fundamentalists...
  • WH Fails to Mention Victims in Kenya Terror Attack Were Christians

    12/04/2014 3:43:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    “We extend our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the at least 38 individuals killed yesterday,” the White House said in a statement condemning the recent terrorist attacks in Kenya by the Islamist militant group al-Shabaab. “The United States will continue to support Kenya and our regional partners in combating terrorism and violent extremism and protecting human rights.” The statement is missing one glaring detail, however: Those killed were mainly Christians who were singled out and separated from their fellow Muslim workers. As a reminder of what happened: Islamic militant group al-Shabaab has killed 36 non-Muslim quarry workers, mainly...
  • Vicar of Baghdad: Four Iraqi Christian Kids Beheaded After Refusing to Convert to Islam

    12/02/2014 2:22:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/02/2014 | Samuel Smith
    Vicar of Baghdad: Four Iraqi Christian Kids Beheaded After Refusing to Convert to Islam, Telling ISIS Militants 'No, We Love Jesus' Four Iraqi Christian children, who were all beheaded by the Islamic State, refused to betray Jesus and graciously died in his name when the ISIS militants gave them one last chance to say the Islamic words of conversion, the Rev. Canon Andrew White revealed in a recent interview. In an interview last week with the Christian Broadcast Network published on the Orthodox Christian Network, White, who is the only Anglican vicar in Iraq and is know as "The Vicar...
  • ADF: Govt shouldn’t force Christian pharmacists to dispense abortion-inducing drugs

    12/01/2014 1:24:06 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    ADFMEDIA.ORG ^ | November 19, 2014 | Kristen Waggoner
    PORTLAND, Ore. – Kristen K. Waggoner, lead counsel representing a pharmacy owner and two pharmacists opposed to Washington state regulations that would force them to dispense drugs that can terminate human life after conception, will be available for media interviews Thursday following oral arguments at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. “No one should be forced to choose between their religious convictions and their family-owned businesses and livelihoods. This choice is neither necessary nor constitutional,” said Waggoner, senior vice president of legal services for Alliance Defending Freedom and counsel with Seattle-based Ellis, Li & McKinstry PLLC. “The...
  • Before Being Killed, Children Told ISIS: ‘No, We Love Jesus’

    12/01/2014 6:02:34 AM PST · by marshmallow · 36 replies
    Andrew White, an Anglican priest known as the “Vicar of Baghdad,” has seen violence and persecution against Christians unprecedented in recent decades. In the video embedded below, he recounts the story of Iraqi Christian children who were told by ISIS militants to convert to Islam or be killed. Their response? “No, We Love Yeshua (Jesus).”Find out more about Andrew White’s ministry, The Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East, which provides humanitarian assistance to many of the Christians under attack by ISIS. Be sure to watch his interview below, and spread the word about the horrific persecution going...