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  • Angry Egyptian mob elderly Christian woman, ransacks homes

    05/28/2016 2:57:13 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/5/16
    An elderly Coptic Christian woman was attacked by a wild mob last week, who stripped her naked and paraded her down the streets of Minya, south of Cairo. Rioters also attacked Christian homes in Minya, raiding at least seven before burning them to the ground. Local police say the incident was sparked by rumors of an affair between the elderly woman’s son and a Muslim woman. Incensed by the rumors, rioters sacked the Christian woman’s home, dragging her out to the street before beating her, stripping her, and forcing her to walk the streets naked as members of the mob...
  • "The choice before us is plain: Christ or chaos." - U.S. Senate Chaplain Peter Marshall

    05/26/2016 6:21:41 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 13 replies
    On January 13, 1947, U.S. Senate Chaplain Peter Marshall stated: "The choice before us is plain: Christ or chaos, conviction or compromise, discipline or disintegration. I am rather tired of hearing about our rights... The time is come to hear about responsibilities... America's future depends upon her accepting and demonstrating God's government."
  • Elderly Christian woman stripped naked and paraded through streets by mob

    05/26/2016 6:09:54 AM PDT · by detective · 13 replies
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  • Obama Admitted Zero Syrian Christian Refugees in May

    05/24/2016 8:02:27 PM PDT · by detective · 3 replies
    CNS article via Frontpage ^ | May 23, 2016 | By Patrick Goodenough, CNS via Daniel Greenfield
    The Syrian Civil War is a religious conflict among Sunni and Shiite Muslims. The only genuine refugees are non-Muslims such as Christians and Yazidis. There is no such thing as a Muslim refugee. Despite that, Obama continues his policy of prioritizing fake Muslim refugees over real Christian refugees. Of the 499 admitted in May, 495 are Sunni Muslims and the remaining four are described simply as “Moslem” in State Department Refugee Processing Center data. Since FY2016 began on October 1, a total of 2,235 Syrian refugees have been resettled in the United States. Of them, 10 (0.44 percent) are Christians:...
  • I told my North Korean captors about life in America, and they were shocked

    05/21/2016 4:18:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    KUOW-FM ^ | May 19, 2016 | Kate O'Connell Walters, Jason Pagano & Kim Malcolm
    After a year in the North Korean prison, Kenneth Bae softened toward his guards. “There were many small conversations like, 'How much do you make in the United States? What's it like to live in the U.S.?” Bae told KUOW’s Kim Malcolm. “Do people really have houses and cars?” When he told his captors about life in America, the guards were shocked. “They said, ‘No way. No way most common people can live like that,’” he said. “They were told that 1 percent of people in the United States have everything, and the rest of them are living in poverty....
  • Islamic State beheads Christian (Catholic) Priest for Praying at the Altar of his Church

    05/20/2016 5:39:59 AM PDT · by milford421 · 20 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 5/19/16 | Robert Spencer
    "Terror group Islamic State beheads another Christian this time a priest in the conflict-torn Syria. The Catholic priest Father Yacob Boulos, was severely punished for offering prayers in his church. Media has remained silent over this incident as this incident actually took place on February 18, but nobody reported it unless it was brought out by an Italian newspaper."
  • Is the Government Now Monitoring “Right-wing” Conservatives?

    05/18/2016 1:08:18 AM PDT · by detective · 20 replies
    “A U.S. Army training instructor listed Evangelical Christianity and Catholicism as examples of religious extremism along with Al Qaeda and Hamas during a briefing with an Army Reserve unit based in Pennsylvania,” wrote Fox News’ Todd Starnes in 2013. It was reminiscent of how the British government banned radio host Michael Savage from entering the UK, placing him on a list with terrorists and criminals. It just seems as if Western statists must have had trouble with those primary school categorization questions and now, even as adults, could think that “bomb, cannon, mortar, rifle, pistol, and pen” all belong together....
  • 10 Lies Christians Believe

    05/17/2016 11:34:00 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 150 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 5/17/16 | Gary
    These are some of the most common lies that many Christians have fallen victim to.  I hear many of these quite frequently and in years past have even fallen for some of them myself.  The enemy has used each of these lies to sow great discord, apathy, and fear in the Body of Christ.   It's time to dispel them all. 1. "I must do _____ to be saved or keep doing _____ to stay saved." This is what virtually every religion teaches, but not true Christianity.   Unsurprisingly, every "Christian" cult teaches this as well.  The very definition of...
  • Lance Wallnau: God is raising up Trump as a ‘wrecking ball’ for the nation

    05/16/2016 11:09:15 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 48 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/16/16 | Dan Calabrese
    An Isaiah 45 leader, "though you do not acknowledge me," in the manner of Cyrus. Just so you know, Donald Trump has not only inspired a rift among political conservatives. He’s inspired one among Christians as well. Many high-profile Christian teachers are appalled that so many evangelicals have backed a man of considerable moral failings, especially when he demonstrates very limited understanding of or commitment to the Gospel. On the surface, it seems so obvious: Ted Cruz is one of us, so why would evangelicals reject him in favor of Donald Trump? And yet many did. The question is so...
  • Muslims Demand “Bigoted” Church Sign Removal, Pastor Has Perfect Reply

    05/16/2016 4:48:19 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 107 replies
    Mad world news ^ | May 15, 2016 | Dom the conservative
    Expecting the peaceful pastor to cave, they were shocked and enraged when he not only refused to remove it, but offered the perfect response. Belmont Drive Missionary Baptist Church in Oregon has caused a disturbing stir in self-important hypocrites who believe that Islam is a supreme religion that should never be criticized. The church in Hood River has caused the thought police to sound the alarm on bigotry, proving their own intolerance. WSBT rushed to the scene of a political correctness crime, in which the Baptist church displayed a message on their sign declaring, “Wake up Christians. Allah is not...
  • Same-Sex Marriage is Uniting Evangelicals and Catholic

    05/13/2016 6:16:04 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    MercatorNet ^ | 5/9/16 | Michael Cook
    A major Evangelical figure in the US says that Catholics were right about The PillOne surprising effect of the rise of same-sex marriage in the United States may be a convergence between evangelicals and the Catholic Church. The best evidence for this is a recent book by Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and one of the nation’s most prominent Evangelical thinkers. In We Cannot Be Silent: Speaking Truth to a Culture Redefining Sex, Marriage, & The Very Meaning of Right & Wrong, he tackles the challenge of same-sex marriage. From a scriptural point of view, the idea...
  • The Faith of Christopher Hitchens

    05/11/2016 11:12:20 AM PDT · by fishtank · 16 replies
    Proslogion ^ | May. 5, 2016 | Dr. Jay L. Wile
    The Faith of Christopher Hitchens May. 5, 2016 Larry Alex Taunton is a columnist who started the Fixed Point Foundation, an apologetics organization that is probably best known for arranging high-profile debates between well-known atheists and Christians. For example, it arranged the famous “God Delusion” debate between Dr. Richard Dawkins and Dr. John Lennox. Other notable debates include The “Is God Great” debate between Christopher Hitchens and Dr. John Lennox and the “God on Trial” debate between Christopher Hitchens and Dinesh D’Souza. Because his organization has arranged such debates (and because he often moderates them), Taunton has met and gotten...
  • Occam’s Razor and the Resurrection

    05/11/2016 9:50:28 AM PDT · by NRx · 2 replies
    Out of Egypt ^ | 05-11-2016 | Fr. James Guirguis
    The Reading from the First Epistle of St. John 1:1-7We speak of Jesus of Nazareth, of His life and miracles and the miraculous claims that followed His life very often.  We think and meditate and ponder them to such a degree that at times it becomes difficult to regain the wonder and awe and amazement of some of the key events in the life of Our Lord Jesus Christ.  We have just celebrated Pascha or Easter as it is otherwise known and the celebration that we partake of for 40 days is the celebration of Life over death, of Good...
  • Christian Refugees Forced to Participate in Islamic Prayers

    05/11/2016 5:33:00 AM PDT · by detective · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 11, 2016 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    Christian asylum-seekers in Germany are regularly bullied, beaten and forced to participate in Muslim prayer services, according to a report released this week. There are currently more than one million migrants and refugees living in Germany, the vast majority of whom are Muslims. The new report, titled “Religiously motivated attacks on Christian refugees in Germany” was prepared by the humanitarian relief organization Open Doors, and documents a sharp increase in aggression and violence towards Christians in the refugee centers.
  • Stephen Curry Becomes First Unanimous MVP in NBA History

    05/10/2016 11:53:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Programming note: Watch Steph Curry's MVP press conference today at 2pm on CSN Bay Area, and streaming live right here. The NBA made it official on Tuesday morning, as Steph Curry captured his second straight MVP award. Curry, who led the Warriors to a come-from behind victory on Monday night by scoring an NBA-record 17 points in overtime, becomes the first unanimous MVP in NBA history. Draymond Green finished in seventh place after capturing two second-place votes, six fourth-place votes and 19 fifth-place votes, for a total of 50 points. Kawhi Leonard came in second with 634 points 54 second-place...
  • ESPN fires outspoken Christians Ray Lewis and Cris Carter

    05/10/2016 11:30:44 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 38 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/10/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Of course. “Dan, you have no evidence whatsoever that ESPN fired them because of their Christianity.” You’re right. I don’t. It’s possible they didn’t and I certainly can’t prove they did. But here’s what I do know: ESPN has already proved it will fire people who are outspoken in the expression of views that don’t comport to the left-wing worldview that ESPN either a) holds; or b) intends to appease at every opportunity.
  • Why Turkey's Historic Churches Are Being Turned Into Mosques

    05/09/2016 6:13:49 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Clarion Project ^ | May 9, 2016 | Uzay Bulut
    Christians in Turkey have become a tiny minority. The few remaining Christian churches in Anatolia are also on the path to total annihilation. Christians in Turkey have – throughout the centuries -- been turned into a tiny, dwindling minority. The remaining few Christian churches in Anatolia are also on the path to total annihilation. Hagia Sophia in Trabzon: Church-mosque-museum and now mosque again. The Hagia Sophia, Greek for “Holy Wisdom,” was one of the many historic Orthodox churches located in the city of Trabzon. ... The city of Trabzon .. is located in the ancient land of Pontos, in the...
  • Harvard Law Professor Says Treat Conservative Christians Like Nazis

    05/09/2016 9:34:12 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 63 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 05/09/2016 | Ryan T. Anderson
    Liberals, stop being so defensive. That’s the message of Harvard law professor Mark Tushnet in a new post at Balkinization, titled “Abandoning Defensive Crouch Liberal Constitutionalism.” The problem, according to Tushnet, is that liberals have been too defensive when it comes to advancing their agenda in the courts. Tushnet blames what he calls the “culture wars” on conservatives, and he says liberals should now make conservatives pay. “The culture wars are over; they lost, we won,” he writes in italics. Tushnet claims that conservatives “had opportunities to reach a cease fire, but rejected them in favor of a scorched earth...
  • A Response to Adam Hamilton’s Recent Post on the Bible and Homosexuality

    05/05/2016 7:35:24 AM PDT · by xzins · 34 replies
    Patheos ^ | April 28, 2016 | Ben Witherington
    Adam Hamilton has once more entered into the fray of making pronouncements about what the Bible does and does not advocate when it comes to same sex sexual activity and same sex marriage, and you can read his post here, http://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/6876/the-bible-homosexuality-and-the-umc-part-one only the first of four such posts leading up to the General Conference in a couple of weeks. My concern is with the misinterpretation of the Bible in this post as well as the misrepresentation of Methodist cultural trends at various points and so once you’ve read what Adam says, then consider the following response. In the first place,...
  • Obama slaps 'Scarlet T' on Christian colleges

    05/04/2016 4:39:18 PM PDT · by detective · 22 replies
    WND ^ | 05/04/2016 | Bob Unruh
    The Department of Education, under the leadership of Barack Obama, whose pro-homosexual agenda has been unparalleled, has launched a website critics say is dedicated to the “shaming” of Christian colleges that follow biblical principles rather than a leftist social agenda. “It looks like the Department of Education got a new boss: the Human Rights Campaign,” wrote Family Research Council President Tony Perkins in a Washington Update commentary this week. Perkins, referring to the leading “gay”-rights group, was spotlighting what he called a “shame list” posted online by the Department of Education of colleges that have sought exemptions to Title IX...
  • Grad student expelled after refusing to counsel gay married couples

    05/04/2016 9:54:14 AM PDT · by Hostage · 16 replies
    Spero News ^ | MAY 3, 2016 | BY MARTIN BARILLAS
    Andrew Cash, a former student at Missouri State University, is suing the institution over his dismissal from a graduate program in counseling. Cash has retained counsel from the Thomas More Society, a national public interest law firm, and has filed a federal civil rights complaint against the Governors of Missouri State University. Cash and his lawyers contend that he was dismissed from the university’s Master’s program in counseling because he expressed concern over counseling same-sex couples due to his religious convictions. In an exclusive interview, Spero News interviewed attorney Tom Olp of the Thomas More Society, which is representing Cash....
  • Jamaica Police Seek Motive in Killing of 2 US Missionaries

    05/02/2016 3:29:24 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 2, 2016
    KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaican police said Monday they are trying to determine the motive in the weekend slayings of two American missionaries in the north coast area where they lived and worked. A team of officers is interviewing residents of St. Mary parish in northern Jamaica where the bodies of Randy Hentzel, 48, and Harold Nichols, 53, were found in bushes along a rural road where they were traveling on motorbikes.
  • Russia's Catholic, Orthodox to rebuild church buildings in Syria

    04/29/2016 12:45:35 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 11 replies
    catholicregister.org ^ | April 28, 2016 | JONATHAN LUXMOORE
    Russia's Catholic, Orthodox to rebuild church buildings in Syria A painting of Mary and the Christ Child is is seen in 2014 at the damaged St. Thecla Orthodox monastery in the predominantly Christian town of Maaloula, Syria. Russia's Catholic Church has launched a joint project with Russian Orthodox leaders to rebuild churches and monasteries destroyed during the war in Syria.CNS photo/Courtesy of Youssef Badawi, EPA BY JONATHAN LUXMOORE, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE April 28, 2016 WARSAW, Poland – Russia's Catholic Church has launched a joint project with Russian Orthodox leaders to rebuild churches and monasteries destroyed during the war in Syria....
  • Villainous Alice Cooper, rock’s prodigal son

    04/26/2016 8:01:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 107 replies
    God Reports.com Blog copied onto Viral Believer ^ | April 19, 2016 copied on 04/26/2016 | Written by Mark Ellis copied by Duke Taber on Viral Believer
    He has been called the godfather of shock-rock, mixing elements of horror movies into acts that have included an unpalatable array of guillotines, fake blood, baby dolls and boa constrictors. Yet many would be surprised to learn of his Christian roots and his homecoming to the faith after sowing his oats as the ultimate prodigal.“My father was a pastor and my grandfather was an evangelist, actually both were evangelists,” Cooper told the Harvest Show. “I grew up in the church and all my friends were church kids. I had so much fun. I was in church Sunday, Wednesday night, Friday...
  • Number of Muslim Migrants in Austria Converting to Christianity on the Rise

    04/26/2016 7:07:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    In 2016 more than half of converts in Vienna were Muslim, according to reports An increasing number of Muslim migrants in Austria are converting to Christianity, according to reports. According to Austrian website Kurier, 83 adults were approved for baptism in Vienna in 2016, with Friederike Dostal of the Austrian Bishops’ Conference estimating that about half of them were Muslims, mainly from Syria, Afghanistan, and Iran. This figure is up from one-third in 2015. There is expected to be a further rise of Muslim converts in 2017 due to the fact that there has been an increase in the number...
  • Bill Johnson;Experience Based Spirituality...Charismatic Post Mortem

    What do you get as a by-product of the previous fifty years of Apostasy as developed in the Charismatic World? You get Bill Johnson, Bethel Church and the Jesus Culture band!The following is a chapter from my recently revised book, BewareThe New Prophets-a Caution regarding the Prophetic Movement. . Chapter 8 Experienced Based Christianity What would you think of a Bible school that sends young people out to literally prostrate themselves on the graves of deceased preachers so that the students can absorb “the anointing” that lingers on the graves? What about a church in which a mist con- taining...
  • Gay waitress: Instead of a tip, women left a Bible verse (NC)

    04/20/2016 10:09:28 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 99 replies
    The State ^ | 4/20/2016
    A Charlotte waitress says she was infuriated and hurt when a group of ladies left a message for her on their bill – taking aim at her sexual orientation. Alexandra Judd works at Zada Janes in Charlotte’s Plaza Midwood. She says a group of patrons she served for lunch Tuesday morning left her a “hateful message” in lieu of a tip. A Bible verse was left on the tip pointing Judd to Leviticus 20:13. “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination,” the King James version of the...
  • Did Jesus Never Address Homosexuality?

    04/18/2016 8:54:18 AM PDT · by the_boy_who_got_lost · 68 replies
    The Masters Seminary ^ | april 18, 2016 | michael riccardi
    Today I want to address a popular argument made by those who try to reconcile homosexuality with Christianity. The argument is that Jesus Himself never said a word about homosexuality. Those who make this argument grant that Paul condemned it as sinful (Rom 1:26–27; 1 Cor 6:9–10; 1 Tim 1:9–10). But the sentiment behind this objection is that Paul had corrupted the way of life and the ideology that Jesus came to propagate, and that Jesus would have been “loving” and “accepting” of homosexuals, just as they are. But is it true that Jesus never said anything about homosexuality? Actually,...
  • Turkish President Erdogan Seizes Six Christian Churches, Making Them State Property

    04/16/2016 12:10:12 PM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04-16-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's administration recently seized six churches as state property in the volatile southeastern part of Turkey. As World Watch Monitor reports: 'After 10 months of urban conflict in Turkey’s war-torn southeast, the government has expropriated huge sections of property, apparently to rebuild and restore the historical centre of the region’s largest city, Diyarbakir. 'But to the dismay of the city’s handful of Christian congregations, this includes all its Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant churches. Unlike the state-funded mosques, Turkey’s ancient church buildings – some of which pre-date Islam – have been managed, historically, by church foundations.' Because of this...
  • Duck Dynasty' star's NASCAR prayer enrages liberals

    04/15/2016 6:17:43 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 39 replies
    Brother Phil delivered the pre-race invocation on April 9th at the Texas Motor Speedway’s Duck Commander 500. And it was a mighty fine invocation, indeed. “I pray Father that we put a Jesus-Man in the White House,” he prayed. “Help us do that and help us all to repent, to do what is right, to love you more and to love each other. In the name of Jesus I pray, amen.”
  • Newsletter #195 – Christians Advocate for Israel while Jews in Nashville Support Its Enemies

    04/15/2016 5:25:13 PM PDT · by molewhacka · 6 replies
    PJTN (Proclaiming Justice to the Nations), CUFI (Christians United for Israel) and Tennessee’s state legislators like Judd Matheny and Sheila Butt, pass strong pro-Israel resolutions. Meanwhile, political leftists seem to dominate the organized Jewish community in Nashville, Tennessee. Despite over 100 knife attacks on Jews in Israel, no matter how many calls for another intifada, no matter how many Jewish children are murdered while sleeping in their beds, politically left American Jews and their leadership, stand with the jihadist murderers. The rabbis in Nashville even have a slogan that justifies this resolve – “We may be opponents, we need not...
  • Sharia Law Indonesia Canes Christian For Selling Alcoholic Drinks

    04/13/2016 8:39:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    AFP ^ | April 13, 2016 | Staff
    An elderly Christian woman has been caned in a conservative Indonesian province for selling alcohol, the first time someone from outside the Islamic faith has been punished there under strict religious laws.
  • When Was The Bible Written? New Study Suggests Earlier Than We Thought

    04/13/2016 8:46:30 AM PDT · by avrakay · 29 replies
    Tech Times ^ | April 13 2016 | Deepthi B
    Certain texts of the Bible may have been written earlier than previously believed, according to a new research based on the handwriting analysis of ancient inscriptions. It is dated to be at least 600 B.C. and the presumption is that literacy was prevalent and the texts were composed in the kingdom of Judah, a city with biblical reverence, according to researchers from the Tel Aviv University. They suggest that the educational infrastructure to support Bible writing presumably existed at that time.
  • The Christian Militia Fighting IS

    04/12/2016 7:16:44 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | 4/11/16 | Owen Bennett-Jones
    A group of Christians in Iraq have formed their own militia to protect people from the so-called Islamic State group. The leader of the Babylon Brigade says they were left with no choice but to take up arms when IS fighters targeted Christians. There's a striking picture on the wall. It shows an untarmacked road, scorched by sunlight, leading to a small village with a mountain range behind it. And all along the side of the road there are crosses every 100m - taller even than lamp posts. "Christian village," a guard mumbles. "Near Mosul." We are in the Baghdad...
  • Russian Aerospace Defence Forces Help Liberate Christian Town in Syria

    04/12/2016 7:20:04 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Interfax ^ | 4/11/16
    Al Qaryatayn (Syria), April 11, Interfax - The Russian Defense Ministry reports it has realized a unique operation on liberating Syrian town Al Qaryatayn populated by Christians from terrorist band Islamic State (banned in Russia). "From April 1 to April 3, Syrian governmental troops supported by the Russian Aerospace Defence Forces carried out a unique operation on liberating Al Qaryatayn from ISIL militants," the Russian Defense Ministry official major general Igor Konashenkov said. He told that at the first stage divisions of the Syrian Army blocked all the roads leading to the town, then the attack started. The operation is...
  • The Call: Azusa Now

    04/09/2016 12:04:27 PM PDT · by SetFree · 86 replies
    Azusa Now ^ | 4/9/2016 | Lou Engle
    In the city of angels a day for praise, worship, asking forgiveness and declaration of the Lord's goodness to America and the nations...in the way of thy will be done on earth (now, today)as it is in heaven. A coliseum of believers from many nations joining in spiritual warfare for good. 7:30 AM to 10:30 PM Pacific Time.
  • Indiana state trooper fired after asking drivers he pulled over if they had been saved by Jesus

    04/08/2016 1:27:30 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 60 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 4/8/2016 | CHRISTOPHER BRENNAN
    An Indiana state trooper is off the force after offering people he pulled over tips on their faith. Brian Hamilton, a 14-year veteran of the state' police force, was fired Thursday after a second public complaint that he was preaching while on duty. Hamilton asked a driver he pulled over if she had “been saved” and invited her to his church, even giving her directions. The second infraction came in January, and the motorist filed suit with the American Civil Liberties Union Tuesday. “Ms. Pyle was extremely uncomfortable with these questions,” the lawsuit says, adding the plaintiff felt intimidated by...
  • Knights of Columbus Say U.S. Must Conclude Genocide Being Committed Against Mideast Christians

    04/07/2016 11:47:51 AM PDT · by detective · 5 replies
    CNS News ^ | March 11, 2016 | Lauretta Brown
    The Knights of Columbus, along with In Defense of Christians, released a comprehensive report Thursday documenting eyewitness accounts of Christians who have been killed, kidnapped, raped, or sold into slavery at the hands of ISIS. The report was presented to the State Department Wednesday. Knights of Columbus CEO Carl Anderson said at a National Press Club briefing that the evidence contained in the report as well as other evidence “fully support and, I suggest to you, compel the conclusion that a reasonable grounds exist to believe the crime of genocide has been committed against Christians in the region.”
  • Flight of a Million Christians

    04/07/2016 11:02:21 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 11 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | 7 April 2016 | John Pontifex
    f you gave me a plane ticket and a visa to Germany, I’d go to the airport now.” Sitting in a dimly lit room crowded with fellow Christian refugees, Stephanos Giorgis could be forgiven for wanting a future outside the Middle East. This young man had escaped from his home town of Rableh in western Syria after a ransom was paid following his abduction by an Islamist group. The extremists had threatened to kill him and a number of others after they refused to abandon their faith. Almost all who made up Rableh’s large Christian community had fled for their...
  • Tennessee bill would allow counselors to deny service based on religion

    04/06/2016 4:29:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/6/16
    The Tennessee House passed a bill on Wednesday allowing mental health counselors to refuse service to patients on religious grounds, the latest in a list of U.S. state measures that gay rights activists have criticized as discriminating against the LGBT community. A vote by the state House of Representatives protects therapists and counselors from civil lawsuits and criminal action if they deny services to clients whose religious beliefs conflict with their own. The bill passed by a 68-22 vote and sent to Gov. Bill Haslam for his signature. The state Senate passed the bill earlier this year. Supporters of the...
  • North Carolina Has the Chance to Lead a Revolution

    04/04/2016 8:17:52 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/04/16 | Tim Dunkin
    This current impasse over the "Bathroom Law" provides North Carolina with a unique opportunity to be a leader not only in standing up to the radical leftist agenda and the bullying of the gay lobby, but also in advancing liberty Recently, the state of North Carolina has found itself squarely in the cross hairs of the radical gay lobby and its social justice warrior (SJW) allies in business. The reason is a new law, passed by wide margins in both houses of the legislature and signed by Governor McCrory, which prevents local governments from passing ordinances allowing, among other things,...
  • Pastors feel exposed without religious freedom law

    04/04/2016 7:16:32 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 38 replies
    Dalton Daily Citizen ^ | 3/4/16 | Jill Nolin
    ATLANTA — The Rev. Wayne Cofield says he’ll sit in a jail cell before he presides over a same-sex wedding. He would rather have the state’s legal protection in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that gays and lesbians can marry. But, he said, he will follow his convictions. “I would never — no matter what it cost — perform a same-sex marriage. Never,” said Cofield, pastor at Whitfield Baptist Church in Dalton. While it seems unlikely that Cofield will end up in handcuffs — or that a gay couple would ask him to officiate at their wedding —...
  • Christian Wedding-Venue Owners Fined $81,000 by Illinois Vow to Never Host Gay Weddings

    04/03/2016 9:45:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/02/2016 | Samuel Smith
    The Christian owners of an Illinois wedding venue have vowed that they will never host same-sex wedding ceremonies at their family-run bed and breakfast even after they were forced to pay over $80,000 in fines. Jim and Beth Walder, the owners of Timber Creek Bed & Breakfast in Paxton, Illinois, were fined by the state's Human Rights Commission on Tuesday for declining to host the wedding of Todd and Mark Wathen in 2011. After the Wathens reached out to Timber Creek to express interest in having their wedding there, Jim Walder responded with an email saying that they could not...
  • Islamic State Detains Christians in Raqqa to Be Used as ‘Human Shields’

    04/01/2016 11:54:05 AM PDT · by detective · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Apr 2016 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    The motive behind the Islamic State prohibition of Christians leaving its stronghold of Raqqa, Syria, has now come to light: the Christians will be used as hostages and human shields in the event of a Russian-Syrian invasion of the Islamic capital. Breitbart News reported Thursday that leaders of the so-called Islamic caliphate in Syria had issued orders forbidding Christians from leaving their capital city of Raqqa, a decree that seemed counter-intuitive given the jihadists’ prior record of religious cleansing of Christians from the area.
  • Chris Pratt erects giant cross on Easter

    03/31/2016 5:57:16 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    NYDaily News ^ | March 28, 2016
    Chris Pratt is more than a guardian of the galaxy, he’s also one of his faith. Pratt, 36, spent Easter building a simple yet enormous cross. He documented the journey of the giant structure on his Instagram. First, he picked the perfect locale. And a photo of his finger pointing down to the site, from the sky, has the look of the hand of God.
  • Horror Continues: ISIS Refuses to Allow Christians in Raqqa to Leave

    03/31/2016 2:40:42 PM PDT · by detective · 5 replies
    Townhall ^ | Mar 31, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    Two weeks ago the State Department officially declared the extinction of Christians and other minority religious groups by ISIS a genocide. Unfortunately, despite making the declaration Secretary of State John Kerry also announced the Obama administration wouldn't be changing military strategy in Iraq and Syria in order to stop it. Now, adding horror the the ongoing nightmare for Christians trapped in the region, ISIS is holding at least 43 Christian families hostage in Raqqa and will not allow them to leave.
  • Bible charity vows to continue translation work after murders of four employees

    03/30/2016 10:18:36 PM PDT · by UnwashedPeasant · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/30/2016 | Perry Chiaramonte
    The murders of four translators working to bring the Bible to obscure languages in the Middle East earlier this month won't stop the charity behind the effort from its work, officials said. The four unidentified translators, who worked secretly for Wycliffe Associates, a Florida non-profit dedicated to bringing the gospel to hundreds of obscure languages, were killed by suspected Islamist militants at an undisclosed location,Wycliffe officials said in a statement. “They shot and destroyed all the equipment in the office,” read the statement. “The invaders burned all the books and other translation materials in the office." The work is so...
  • Six Pakistanis baptized by Churches of Christ among dead in Easter bombing

    03/31/2016 4:29:18 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 3 replies
    The Christian Chronicle ^ | 30 March 2016 | Erik Tryggestad
    Six Pakistanis baptized by members of Churches of Christ in December are among the dead after an Easter evening bombing in Lahore, ministers reported. In addition, 17 members of Churches of Christ were hospitalized after the suicide blast at Lahore's Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, one of the largest parks in the city of 5.1 million souls, minister Eric Masih said. Four of the church members died immediately in the blast, which killed at least 72 people, Masih said. Another minister, Asher Kaleem, told The Christian Chronicle today that two additional church members, also baptized Dec. 3, died in the hospital. "The explosion...
  • Russian snub mars Obama’s nuclear summit amid Islamic State fears

    03/30/2016 6:41:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 30, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    With fears rising that the Islamic State is trying to obtain nuclear weapons, resident Obama will convene a global summit in Washington Thursday hampered by no-show Russia, a key target in the U.S. effort to lock down vulnerable atomic materials. ... Pakistan, another nuclear power causing major proliferation concerns for the U.S., is sending a lower-level representative after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif canceled his attendance to grapple with a horrific terrorist attack targeting Christians on Easter Sunday. Iran, which has challenged the U.S. with a string of missile tests in recent months despite inking last year’s deal designed to curb...
  • Genocide: Christian Population in Iraq Drops by 80% in Just Over a Decade

    03/30/2016 11:37:00 AM PDT · by detective · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    The Christian population in Iraq has been decimated in a little over a decade, dropping from 1.4 million in 2003 to just 275,000 today, according to a report released this month. The recent joint report, compiled by the Knights of Columbus and In Defense of Christians (IDC), tells a horrific story of a religious and ethnic purge in the Middle East that has produced the systematic eradication of Christians from the territory. Christianity’s roots in Iraq date back as far as the first century and yet now has fallen prey to Islamist militant groups committed to the extermination of Christians.