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  • Reps Question DHS’s Decision to Deny Asylum to 100 Iranian Christians, Other Religious Minorities

    02/21/2018 5:21:46 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 10 replies
    freebeacon ^ | February 20, 2018 | Susan Crabtree `
    Reps. Randy Hultgren (R., Ill.) and James McGovern (D., Mass.) want answers from the Trump administration about the reasons behind a Department of Homeland Security decision to deny refugee status in the United States for dozens of Iranian Christians and other Iranian religious minorities. The congressman, co-chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, on Tuesday said they are disappointed that DHS has denied asylum to a large percentage of a group of roughly 100 Iranians fleeing religious persecution in Iran. Roughly 76 to 80 members of the group, which is largely Christian but also includes Zoroastrians, Andeans, and at...
  • Why Don’t We Care About the Slaughter of Nigerian Christians?

    02/20/2018 9:35:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 20, 2018 | Michael Brown
    Thousands of Christians are being butchered in Nigeria and whole villages being destroyed. Why are we so unconcerned? Why don’t we care? I believe the biggest reason is that we simply don’t know about what’s happening there. Well, now you know. Here are the facts.For the last several months, one of my good friends, a Christian missionary serving the poorest of the poor in Nigeria, has been sending me emails with terrifying news. Fulani tribesmen raping and killing villagers. Children being used as Islamic suicide bombers, resulting in scores of casualties. One horrible report after another.Yet with each email I...
  • How ‘Christian Liberals’ Twist the Words of Jesus to Wage War on the Second Amendment

    02/19/2018 7:02:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/19/2018 | Scott Morefield
    When it comes to the gun control debate, there is little sunlight between the most ardent Marxist and politically liberal “Christians,” especially those of the so-called “Red-Letter” stripe.So when a homicidal maniac shoots up a mall, a movie theater, a concert, or a school, as was tragically the case last week in Parkland Florida, both liberal Christians and run-of-the-mill Leftists bleated for the same unworkable solution - more gun control.Run-of-the-mill Leftists, of course, are expected to trot out the disarmament song-and-dance. After all, how else do they expect to impose a totalitarian state on the populace? But how is it...
  • 5 Things They Get Wrong About Christianity

    02/17/2018 5:30:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 17, 2018 | John Hawkins
    Christianity is a great faith that has been integral to America’s success and so perhaps those of us that are Christians should spend a bit more time tackling the misperceptions about our faith that are out there. 1) Christianity Requires Us To Hate People We Disagree With: Christians have been instructed to love the sinner and hate the sin, which is good because we’re all sinners. Christians also frequently have rules we are supposed to follow that we wouldn’t have necessarily come up with ourselves. For example, if I were writing the rules, I’d very selfishly make it morally acceptable...
  • Calling Good, Evil and Evil, Good: How 'Christian Liberals' Twist the Words of Jesus

    02/12/2018 6:13:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2018 | Scott Morefield
    This spring, a group of Christian liberals (yes, apparently “Christian liberal” is a “thing,” not an oxymoron) plans to visit Lynchburg, Virginia, the home of conservative Liberty University, and protest what they consider the “toxic evangelicalism” coming from leaders like Liberty’s president Jerry Falwell and others like him who happen to support President Trump. The “Red Letter Revival” was announced last week by Christian author and social justice warrior Shane Claiborne via Twitter, and is set to take place April 6-7. According to his website bio, Claiborne “heads up Red Letter Christians, a movement of folks who are committed to...
  • MSNBC Guest Labels ‘White Evangelical America’ As ‘Solid Bedrock Supporters’ Of Molesters...

    02/10/2018 3:27:05 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 50 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 10, 2018 | Justin Caruso
    [FULL TITLE] MSNBC Guest Labels ‘White Evangelical America’ As ‘Solid Bedrock Supporters’ Of Molesters And Pedophiles. Author Frank Schaeffer said, “White evangelical America, make no mistake now, as the solid bedrock supporters of molesters, of pedophiles, of these sorts of folks, have switched sides and they are no longer representing anything that is–could be called moral by the traditions of any religion.” “And in terms of a Bible prophecy-type story, these folks are now on the side of everyone that ever stood against justice and for evil. That’s where we’re at. There is no way to parse this or make...
  • Catholics Have a Messaging Problem in China

    02/10/2018 3:49:52 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 7 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 2/9/18 | Caroline Kitchener
    Nearly half a century after Mao Tse-Tung banned religion in China, the country is home to an estimated 72 percent of the world’s religiously unaffiliated people. Yet if Christianity continues to grow at its current rate there, in a few years there will be more Christians in China than in any other country in the world. By claiming just a sliver of China’s population of 700 million religiously unaffiliated people, religious groups can drastically change their size and influence. As Christian religions lose ground across much of the Western world, China is one of the few countries where Christianity is...
  • Mosul, Iraq: ‘I Cannot Believe My Eyes When I See What ISIS Has Done to My Church’

    02/09/2018 4:37:44 PM PST · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Aid to the Church in Need ^ | 2/6/18 | ACN Staff
    LEMONS, GRAPEFRUITS, oranges and figs grow in abundance in the three gardens of Nadia Younis Butti’s house in Mosul, the house her parents built from scratch. She used to enjoy the lush trees and alluring fruits, sitting in her rocking chair near the flourishing, scented bushes. On July 17, 2014, however, Nadia had to leave Mosul, because ISIS had captured Iraq’s second-largest city. “With pain in my heart I left,” she says. ISIS has been ousted from Mosul and Nadia, who belongs to the Assyrian Church, recently returned to visit the city of her birth. “It is still extremely dangerous...
  • Kurdish YPG Asayesh Forces Kidnapped More Aramean Christians In Northeast Syria

    02/09/2018 1:39:13 PM PST · by WatchungEagle · 14 replies
    http://wca-ngo.org ^ | January 31, 2018 | World Council of Arameans
    The Kurdish YPG/Asayesh forces have begun to intensify their ongoing intimidations and threats towards Christians in Northeast Syria. They are now increasingly kidnapping and conscripting teenagers with the intention to send them to the frontline in places like Afrin. Local Christian sources, fearing for their lives and speaking on condition of anonymity to the World Council of Arameans (Syriacs) (“WCA”), report that they are facing more and more harassments from the Kurdish YPG and Asayesh (security forces). On Friday, 19 January, the first grave human rights violations of the new year included the abduction of seven Christians; four Armenians and...
  • U.S. judge rules it would be ‘tyranny’ to force Christian to bake cake for lesbian ‘marriage’

    02/09/2018 9:06:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 02/08/2018 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    BAKERSFIELD, California – It would be a violation of free speech for a Christian baker to be forced to make a same-sex "wedding" cake, a California judge ruled on Monday. Cathy Miller owns Tastries Bakery, where 40 percent of her business is wedding cakes, many of which she personally designs. Last August two lesbians asked her to design a special cake to celebrate their “marriage,” and Miller politely redirected them to an accommodating competitor. Nevertheless, as is the well-established LGBT pattern, the lesbians sued Miller anyway. They filed a complaint with the state Department of Fair Employment and Housing, accusing...
  • Judge rules bakery owner can refuse to make wedding cake for same-sex couples

    02/07/2018 1:14:13 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | February 7, 2018
    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A California bakery owner can continue to refuse to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples because it violates her Christian beliefs, a judge ruled. The decision came after a lawyer for Tastries Bakery in Bakersfield argued that owner Cathy Miller's right to free speech and free expression of religion trumps the argument that she violated a state anti-discrimination law. Kern County Superior Court Judge David Lampe agreed but said Monday his ruling was tied closely to the fact that Miller was being asked to make a cake for an event and that the act of creating it...
  • What happens when slaves learn to read?

    02/07/2018 6:38:50 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 39 replies
    WND ^ | Bill Federer
    Frederick Douglass was born Frederick “Baily” on a Maryland plantation around Feb. 7, 1817, though no accurate records exist, as he was a slave. He later chose the birth date of February 14 as he remembered his mother calling him her “little valentine.” He never saw his mother in the daylight, as he was separated from her as an infant. He did not know who his father was. Around 12 years old, his master’s sister-in-law, Sophia Auld, was teaching Frederick the alphabet, despite this being against the law. When her husband found out and immediately forbade it, saying that if...
  • Churches warn firms over pay, gender and climate change

    02/07/2018 6:24:40 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    The Guardian ^ | February 7, 2018 | by Angela Monaghan
    Slash CEO income, bring more women on board and go low carbon, Church Investors Group tells companies. The Church Investors Group has warned some of Britain’s biggest companies it intends to take a hard line on executive pay, gender diversity and climate change over the forthcoming annual meeting season. The group, which represents church organisations with combined investment assets of about Ł17bn, has told companies listed on the FTSE 350 index it will refuse to re-elect directors at firms failing to make sufficient progress in key areas. “The best companies contribute to the common good through their products and services...
  • Syria Christians Hold First Prayer in Years in Ravaged Deir Ezzor Church

    02/05/2018 6:17:16 PM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    The National ^ | 2/4/18 | AFP
    Fighting has gripped Deir Ezzor since rebels captured part of the city in 2012Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch, Ignatius Aphrem II, gives a sermon during mass at the heavily damaged Syriac Orthodox church of St Mary in Syria's eastern city of Deir Ezzor. Ayham Al Mohammad/ AFP PhotoA solemn group of Christians held their first prayer service in years on Saturday in the ravaged church of St Mary in Syria's eastern Deir Ezzor city. Stones, strips of wire, papers and remnants of rockets were strewn across the church floor, and bright sunlight streamed in from the blown-out windows. Holding thin...
  • German Politicians ‘Alarmed’ at Scale of Anti-Christian Hate Attacks

    02/05/2018 7:55:19 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | E5 Feb 2018 | VIRGINIA HALE
    Hate crime figures leaked by police in Germany have caused alarm, as they revealed murder, assault, and arson numbering among almost 100 attacks which targeted Christians in 2017. Published by the Funke media group several months before annual crime statistics are due to be officially released, the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) data showed attacks on churches and Christian symbols accounted for a quarter of the 97 cases. At least 14 of the cases in the report involved asylum seekers and refugees, including the murder of an Afghan Christian convert by a fellow Afghan in May last year which prompted...
  • Holy Cross Decision on Whether To Keep 'Crusader' Nickname

    02/03/2018 5:51:07 PM PST · by SonofCuchulainn · 23 replies
    New Boston Post ^ | Saturday, February 3, 2018 | New Boston Post Staff
    The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts announced its decision Saturday about whether to keep Crusader as its mascot and nickname or ditch it so as not to offend Muslims.
  • Nick Foles (Eagles QB) plans to become a pastor after football career

    02/02/2018 12:30:08 PM PST · by LibFreeUSA · 27 replies
    FOX 29 ^ | Feb 2, 2018 | FOX 29
    <p>BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) - Nick Foles has a calling far greater than throwing touchdown passes.</p> <p>If Foles leads the Philadelphia Eagles to a Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots, he'll become a folk hero in a city that has desperately waited for a championship since 1960.</p>
  • LGBTQ Christians try to change hearts and minds from the pews

    01/28/2018 10:19:20 AM PST · by C19fan · 83 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 27, 2018 | Julie Compton
    Across the United States, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Christians are coming out of the closet. For many of them, finding acceptance within the church can be a test of faith.
  • I Was Tortured in Gay Conversion Therapy. And It’s Still Legal in 41 States. (NYT alert)

    01/24/2018 10:24:40 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 74 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 24, 2018 | SAM BRINTON
    In the early 2000s, when I was a middle schooler in Florida, I was subjected to a trauma that was meant to erase my existence as a newly out bisexual. My parents were Southern Baptist missionaries who believed the dangerous and discredited practice of conversion therapy could “cure” my sexuality. I sat on a couch over two years and endured emotionally painful sessions with a counselor. I was told that my faith community rejected my sexuality; that I was the abomination we had heard about in Sunday school; that I was the only gay person in the world; that it...
  • 215,000,000 Christians Persecuted, Mostly by Muslims

    01/21/2018 7:52:46 AM PST · by yoe · 6 replies
    The Gatestone Institute ^ | January 21, 2018 | Raymond Ibrahim
    In short, the overwhelming majority of persecution that these 215 million Christians experience around the world — especially the worst forms, such as rape and murder — occurs at the hands of Muslims. If time is on the side of Christians living under Communist regimes, it is not on the side of Christians living under Islam. The center of the great Christian Byzantine Empire is now an increasingly intolerant, rapidly Islamizing Turkey. Carthage, once a bastion of Christianity — where one of Christendom's greatest theologians, St. Augustine, was born and where the New Testament canon was confirmed in 397 —...