Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $75,627
Woo hoo!! And now less than $12.4k to go!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: persecution

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Mass graves of women 'too old to be Isil sex slaves' - this is what we're up against

    11/17/2015 7:35:21 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/17/15 | Sophy Ridge
    As the world prayed for Paris, more than three thousand miles east another atrocity was being uncovered in Iraq - two mass graves containing the bodies of older Yazidi women. Sophy Ridge explains why we can't ignore them In the desert dust of Sinjar, in north west Iraq, a walking stick lies on the ground. Strewn casually alongside it are a couple of pairs of scissors, some household keys and a shoe. Bank notes flutter in the dirt. But, if you look a little closer, the scene becomes a horror show. Clumps of hair and fragments of bone poke grotesquely...
  • After Paris, Pope Francis Tells Christians To Be Ready For The End Of The World

    11/15/2015 12:32:06 PM PST · by Biggirl · 213 replies ^ | November 15, 2015 | Thomas D. Williams, PH.D
    Two days after the horrendous jihadist attacks in Paris, Pope Francis preached about the “end times,” encouraging his hearers to be vigilant and ready at any moment to meet God face to face.
  • ISIS Forces Attack Christians Who Speak Aramaic, Language of Jesus Christ

    11/14/2015 6:36:50 AM PST · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 11/13/15 | Ray Nothstine
    The Islamic State continues its march into Syria with its sights set on the town of Sadad, which consists of a large population of Syriac Christians who speak Aramaic, the language of Jesus. According to Newsweek,500 Christian fighters, with the help of some Muslims, have so far prevented IS radicals from overrunning the majority Christian town. IS has already captured the town of Mahin, only 5 miles away from Sadad, which has provided the terror group a base of operations for renewed attacks against Sadad. The head of the Syriac Orthodox Christian Church, Mor Ignatius Aphrem Karim II, who is...
  • The Timeline For Christian Extinction In The Middle East Is Alarming

    11/09/2015 2:07:38 PM PST · by detective · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | Nov 09, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    As President Obama continues to stick his head in the sand over the rise of ISIS, the terror army quickly becoming the most dangerous terrorist organization in the world, Middle Eastern Christians are on the verge of extinction. According to a new report detailed by Fox News, Christians in the Middle East will be nearly non-existent in just five years.
  • Billy Graham's Warning to American Churches: 'Prepare for Persecution'

    11/04/2015 6:04:47 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/03/2015 | Christian Post
    he Rev. Billy Graham has issued a written warning to America's churches: "Prepare for persecution." The renowned preacher and founder of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association penned a commentary that was posted on his website last week and is slated to appear in the November edition of Decision magazine. In the magazine, Graham notes that the American church has been largely unfamiliar with persecution, writing that this "immunity to persecution that Christians in our country have experienced in the past two or three centuries is unusual."
  • Billy Graham's Warning to American Churches: 'Prepare for Persecution'

    11/01/2015 5:59:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/31/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    The Rev. Billy Graham has issued a written warning to America's churches: "Prepare for persecution." The renowned preacher and founder of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association penned a commentary that was posted on his website last week and is slated to appear in the November edition of Decision magazine. In the magazine, Graham notes that the American church has been largely unfamiliar with persecution, writing that this "immunity to persecution that Christians in our country have experienced in the past two or three centuries is unusual." "As a whole, our nation does not know what privation is. We do not...
  • H.Res. 459: Christians in the Middle East are victims of genocide.

    10/30/2015 11:40:25 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 8 replies
    Sword and Shield of Hawai'i ^ | Oct. 30 , 2015 | Rep. Dana Rohrabacher
    “(3) encourages the Administration to offer safety to Christians fleeing genocide by offering them priority in receiving refugee status and being admitted into the United States.”
  • U.S. Christians told: Prepare for persecution

    10/25/2015 10:03:03 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 40 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 24 Oct 15 | Staff
    Theyre marked for extermination in the Middle East. Theyre banned from practicing their faith in many nations around the world. Theyve been subjected to violence, intimidation and hatred from the very beginnings of the faith until the present day. Christians are no strangers to persecution. But such treatment largely hasnt erupted in the United States of America. Until now. "American Christians need to prepare for persecution," Carl Gallups told WND TV. The former law enforcement professional and pastor of Hickory Hammock Baptist Church argued Christians are increasing being "targeted" for both political harassment and outright violence. And he's written a...
  • Christians Persecuted by Muslims Even in the West

    10/25/2015 8:24:46 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 26 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | October 20, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Last April, police in Sicily reported that Muslim migrants hurled as many as 53 Christians overboard during a crossing from Libya. The motive was that the victims "professed the Christian faith while the aggressors were Muslim." Another report cited a boy seen praying to the Judeo-Christian God. Muslims commanded him to stop, saying "Here, we only pray to Allah." Eventually the Muslims "went mad," in the words of a witness, started screaming "Allahu Akbar!" and began hurling Christians into the sea. It gets worse. When Christian refugees finally do make it to Western shores, they continue to be attacked by...
  • New Obama Terror Czar Will Target Conservatives, Christians

    10/19/2015 1:53:42 PM PDT · by 100American · 32 replies
    thenewamerican ^ | Monday, 19 October 2015 | Alex Newman
    The Obama administration's increasingly controversial Justice Department, in partnership with the ultra-leftist Southern Poverty Law Center, announced the creation of a new czar position to focus on domestic terrorism especially the alleged threat from Christians and Americans with anti-government views. While ostensibly created to serve as a coordination office overseeing domestic terror cases, critics and analysts are sounding the alarm, warning that the administration is plotting to go after its political opponents with the full force of the federal government. The impetus for the Obama DOJ's new focus on conservatives, libertarians, Christians, and others appears to be the Southern...
  • 'My Father is in Heaven'--Egyptian Martyrs Get Their Own Church at Last

    10/15/2015 8:43:30 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Aid to the Church in Need ^ | 10/13/15 | Oliver Maksan
    "I am proud of my father--not just for my own sake, but because he has honored the whole Church. He did not deny his faith. That is something wonderful. We pray for the perpetrators, that they may be converted." CAIROThe gruesome images of the 21 Christians who were beheaded in last February by Islamic State terrorists have left a deep imprint on the memory of Christian Egyptians. Now a new church dedicated to the martyrswho are formally recognized as such by Egypts Coptic Orthodox Churchwill honor their memory in a tangible fashion: this weekafter a long delaywork began on laying...
  • What Common-Sense Gun Control Looks Like

    10/09/2015 7:30:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | October 9, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    What Common-Sense Gun Control Looks Like Last Thursday, as Americans were still coming to grips with the tragic rampage in Oregon, President Obama addressed the American people. An hour before the president spoke, news outlets were confirming that the shooter in Oregon had targeted his victims based on their religion. Multiple eyewitnesses and relatives of the victims all said the shooter asked the victims to state their religion. Those who said "Christian" were shot in the head. Others were shot in the legs or other parts of their body. The president -- in 1,299 words -- never once discussed religious...
  • ISIS executes 12 Christians- 2 women raped in public, beheadedfor refusing to renounce Jesus

    10/05/2015 12:57:30 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 167 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 10-5-2015 | Shianee Mamanglu-Regala
    Islamic State militants have brutally murdered 12 Christians, including the 12-year-old son of a Syrian ministry team leader who had planted nine churches, for refusing to renounce Jesus Christ and embrace Islam instead, the Gospel Herald reported. The horrific executions took place last Aug. 28 in an unnamed village outside Aleppo, Syria, according to Christian Aid Mission, a humanitarian group that assists indigenous Christian workers in their native countries. "In front of the team leader and relatives in the crowd, the Islamic extremists cut off the fingertips of the boy and severely beat him, telling his father they would stop...
  • The Demonization of Christianity

    10/04/2015 9:42:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | October 4, 2015 | Michael Brown
    When a white supremacist murdered black parishioners in Charleston, SC, there was national outrage leading to the banning of the Confederate Flag and a fresh discussion of race relations in America. But when Christians are targeted and murdered on a campus in Oregon, much of the nation yawns. According to eyewitness reports, the Oregon shooter asked students what their religion was, and if they said Christian he shot them in the head. Yet the secular media, for the most part, is focusing more on gun laws than on the shooters alleged anti-Christian motivation. Why? Can you imagine what would have...
  • The Day Christians Were Martyred on American Soil

    10/03/2015 6:34:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Fox ^ | October 2, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    Life or death was determined by the answer to a single question: are you a Christian? That was the question asked by an anti-Christian gunman who stormed into a classroom at Oregons Umpqua Community College. Eyewitnesses say the shooter targeted Christians. Kortney Moore was inside the classroom. She told the Roseburg News-Review that the shooter ordered students to get on the ground and then told them to stand up and state their religion.
  • American anti-abortion activist Troy Newman detained at Melbourne Airport

    10/02/2015 8:39:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Controversial anti-abortion activist Troy Newman has been detained at Melbourne Airport after he travelled to Australia despite his visa being cancelled. Mr Newman, who has questioned why doctors who perform abortions were not sentenced to death, had previously been stopped in Denver in the US en route to Australia. He had his visa cancelled by the Department of Immigration on Tuesday. A spokeswoman for the Minister for Immigration Peter Dutton confirmed to Daily Mail Australia Mr Newman had been detained on Thursday morning. 'Despite having no visa to enter Australia Mr Newman-Mariotti boarded a flight and arrived in Melbourne,' she...
  • Oregon Gunman Singled Out Christians During Rampage

    10/01/2015 4:24:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 175 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 1, 2015 | Chris Perez
    The gunman who opened fire at an Oregon community college was forcing people to stand up and state their religion before he began blasting away at them, survivors said Thursday. A woman who claimed to have a grandmother inside the Writing 115 class in Snyder Hall, where the massacre unfolded, described the scene in a tweet. The shooter was lining people up and asking if they were Christian, she wrote. If they said yes, then they were shot in the head. If they said no, or didnt answer, they were shot in the legs. My grandma just got to my...
  • Germany Segregating Christians As Migrant Violence Escalates

    09/28/2015 8:44:55 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 46 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 09/28/2015 | by Liam Deacon
    Christian migrants in German asylum centres are living under persistent threat, with many fearing for their lives as the hardline Sunni majority within the migrant population attempts to enforce Sharia law in their new host nation. The situation is so bad that Christians claim they live like prisoners in Germany, and some have even returned to Middle East. In Iran, the Revolutionary Guards have arrested my brother in a house church. I fled the Iranian intelligence, because I thought in Germany I can finally live freely according to my religion, says Said, a Christian who fled persecution in his native...
  • Mideast Christians beg Western governments to stop aiding the slaughter.

    09/24/2015 6:36:18 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | September 23, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Wake Up!: Muslim Persecution of Christians Abetted by the West Mideast Christians beg Western governments to stop aiding the slaughter. September 23, 2015 Raymond Ibrahim Originally published by the Gatestone Institute.Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. Not only is the Islamic State (IS) persecuting Christians but so are the U.S.-supported rebel forces, which the Obama administration assures are moderate. According to a recent NPR report, With backing from U.S. allies, like Turkey and Saudi Arabia, this [U.S. supported] rebel coalition fights both the Syrian regime and the so-called Islamic State, or ISIS....
  • Tasered and Abused American Pastor Saeed Threatened-with New Charges

    09/24/2015 6:18:50 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 13 replies
    Center for American Law & Justice ^ | 9/24/2015 | Tiffany Barrons
    Yesterday in Iran, Iranian intelligence officers summoned Pastor Saeed for an intense round of interrogation. Pastor Saeed reported to his family that the interrogators were abusive both verbally and physically. During the course of interrogation, the officers repeatedly used a taser gun on Pastor Saeed. This new assault is concerning as Pastor Saeed is still being denied needed medical care for injuries sustained as a result of beatings in the past.
  • Politico sat on allegations Lois Lerner had prior history of targeting conservatives

    03/12/2015 11:16:29 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3-12-15 | T. Becket Adams
    Politico scored a journalistic coup with its exclusive 2014 profile on Lois Lerner, the former IRS official at the center of the agency's targeting of conservative groups. But a former Illinois lawmaker who said Politico contacted him repeatedly that year with questions regarding claims he was targeted by Lerner in the mid-1990s has been left wondering why the news group chose to ignore his documented dealings with the former federal official. "I was shocked," Al Salvi told the Washington Examiner's media desk, describing what he characterizes as several "lengthy" interviews with Politico reporter Rachael Bade. Lerner went after his 1996...
  • Report: IRS Used Donor Lists to Target Conservatives for Audits

    07/24/2015 7:39:58 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 24 replies
    documents from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)... confirm that the IRS used donor lists to tax-exempt organizations to target those donors for audits. The documents also show IRS officials specifically highlighted how the U.S. Chamber of Commerce may come under high scrutiny from the IRS. The IRS produced the records in a Freedom of Information lawsuit seeking documents about selection of individuals for audit-based application information on donor lists submitted by Tea Party and other 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organizations....Lois Lerner, who has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing, is mentioned four times in the report...In 2009, Barack Obama joked about having the IRS...
  • Lois Lerner: Lincoln Shouldve Let the South Go Instead of Civil War

    08/07/2015 7:05:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 7, 2015 | Ken Meyer
    Most Americans tend to agree that Abraham Lincoln was one of this countrys better presidents, having saved the nation from imploding on itself with the Civil War. Former IRS chief Lois Lerner, however, does not apparently have the same thoughts about keeping the South in the union. Look my view is that Lincoln was our worst president not our best, Lerner wrote in 2014. He should (have) let the south go. We really do seem to have 2 totally different mindsets. The Senate Finance Committee released a report yesterday that examined 1.5 million pages of IRS emails. A significant focus...
  • Freed Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis Plans to Return to Work Monday, Lawyers Say [incl her statement]

    09/09/2015 3:19:08 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    ABC ^ | 9/9/15 | Emily Shapiro
    Kentucky clerk Kim Davis will return to work in Rowan County on Monday, her lawyers said today. Davis was jailed in Grayson, Kentucky, for nearly one week after she refused a judge's order to issue marriage licenses, including to same-sex couples. She was released from jail Tuesday and has spent today going through the hundreds of letters sent to her during her six days in jail, according to a statement from Liberty Counsel, which represents Davis. "I am deeply moved by all those who prayed for me. All I can say is that I am amazed and very grateful," Davis...
  • WaPo Columnist Asks: When does your religion legally excuse you from doing part of your job?

    09/06/2015 5:31:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    Washi, The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 09/06/2015 | Eugene Volokh
    Can your religion legally excuse you from doing part of your job? This is one of the questions in the Kentucky County Clerk marriage certificate case. But it also arises in lots of other cases for instance, the Muslim flight attendant who doesnt want to serve alcohol and who filed a complaint on Tuesday with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission over the airlines denial of an exemption. The question has also arisen before with regard to: * Nurses who had religious objections to being involved in abortions (even just to washing instruments that would be used in abortions); *...
  • No room in America for Christian refugees

    09/06/2015 6:15:07 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 07, 2015 | y Abraham H. Miller
    At the end of World War II, the Jewish survivors of Europes 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...
  • Jail Time for Christians: No Longer a Hypothesis

    09/06/2015 8:37:40 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 6, 2015 | Lloyd Marcus
    So this is how the game is played. Leftist operatives in the courts (supreme and state) create unconstitutional laws to further their anti-God agenda. Then leftists say those who disobey their lawless laws are not behaving like Christians and good Americans. Many on our side fall for it. The SCOTUS' ruling on Obamacare and homosexual marriage means the Constitution will now say whatever leftists want it to say. Folks, do you realize that based on this new precedent, the left can make anything they want a law? Incest, pedophilia, bestiality, and so on?
  • Other Local Officials Citing Religious Beliefs in Denying Marriage Licenses to Gays

    09/06/2015 6:52:30 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 10 replies
    Newsmax ^ | September 5, 2015 | Todd Beamon
    Not only is jailed Kentucky clerk Kim Davis citing her religious beliefs for denying marriage licenses to gay couples... In other states, according to USA Today: In Alabama, as many as 10 counties have stopped issuing licenses altogether as of Wednesday. State law says that probate judges "may" issue the licenses rather than "shall."And in North Carolina, more than 30 county magistrates have refused to perform gay marriages under a law that says officials can refrain from conducting marriage-related activities.
  • Gay rights advocates: Jailed Kentucky clerk is no martyr

    09/06/2015 4:28:35 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 34 replies
    My Way ^ | 5 Sep 15 | CLAIRE GALOFARO
    As a defiant Kentucky clerk sat in jail Friday, choosing indefinite imprisonment over licensing gay marriages, her lawyers approached the microphones outside and compared her to Dr. Martin Luther King. Around the country, other supporters reached for Biblical heroes, comparing her to Silas and Daniel, imprisoned for their faith and rescued by God. It's precisely the narrative gay rights advocates had hoped to avoid. But as Davis' mug shot rocketed around the Internet, it became clear that the gay rights movement must battle this idea that Christianity is under siege, said Kenneth Upton, senior counsel for Lambda Legal, a law...
  • How Kim Davis Can Be Released From Jail Without Agreeing to Violate Her Conscience

    09/05/2015 10:04:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 59 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 4, 2015 | Roger Severino
    Rowan County, Ky., is a lesson for America in how not to resolve social conflict. The local head clerk is sitting in jail, and a judge has ordered her deputy clerks to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in her absence.When the Supreme Court redefined marriage for the nation in an activist decision this June, it took the issue out of the democratic process and made it much harder for citizens to navigate our differences on this fundamental institution. Both sides of the debate knew the decision would have significant social effects. For civil servants like clerks who issue marriage...
  • Huckabee: Kim Davis In Federal Custody Removes All Doubts About Criminalization Of Christianity..

    09/04/2015 6:46:18 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    CBS DC ^ | 9/3/15
    ASHLAND, Ky. (CBSDC/AP) A defiant county clerk was sent to jail for contempt Thursday after insisting that her conscience will not allow her to follow a federal judges orders to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. Gods moral law conflicts with my job duties, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis told U.S. District Judge David Bunning. You cant be separated from something thats in your heart and in your soul. The judge said she left him with no alternative but to jail her, since fines alone would not change her mind. A deputy escorted her out of the courtroom, although...
  • Jindal to Trump: 'Can't make America great again by throwing Christians in jail'

    09/04/2015 7:49:04 PM PDT · by markomalley · 110 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/4/15 | Ryan Lovelace
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal hit Donald Trump on the front-running presidential candidate's response to the ongoing debate about the jailing of the Kentucky clerk who refused marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Trump had discussed the punishment Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis faced for disobeying the law on MSNBC. "I hate to see her put in jail," Trump told MSNBC. "[But] the Supreme Court has ruled. That's the law of the land." Sensing an opportunity on the campaign trail, Jindal rebuked The Donald in a series of tweets, exclaiming, "You can't make America great again by throwing Christians in jail.""I understand...
  • Shackled at the ankles with her head bowed, the moment defiant Kentucky county clerk...

    09/04/2015 3:26:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 164 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/3/15 | Sophie Jane Evans
    With shackles around her ankles and waist, this is the moment the defiant Kentucky clerk who is refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses was led away from federal court - and taken to jail. Kim Davis, 49, was told by U.S. District Judge David Bunning on Thursday that she would stay behind bars until she complied with his order to resume issuing the licenses to gay couples. Donning a blue top and striped skirt, Davis, a thrice-divorced Apostolic Christian who works at Rowan County Courthouse, said 'thank you' before being led from the courtroom by a marshal. She later insisted...
  • Free Republic will continue the fight for Liberty and against godless socialism and fascist judges!

    09/03/2015 3:39:43 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 272 replies
    September 3, 2015 | Jim Robinson
    I stand with Kim Davis! I will not comply! Free Republic is and always will remain a pro-God, pro-life, pro-family, pro-constitution, pro-liberty site. The recent SCOTUS ruling against marriage is a travesty against God, country and constitution. It is a shot against Christianity. The government has now officially declared war on Christianity and against individual Christians. Kim Davis is the first casualty who was actually jailed, but will not be the last. The Marxist/fascists have now taken over our government from the top down and will attempt to stomp out all resistance and the black-robed nazi judges will do their...
  • Judge orders Rowan clerk to appear in court Thursday after she again denies marriage licenses

    09/01/2015 4:25:48 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 33 replies ^ | 1 Sep 15 | John Cheves
    A federal judge has ordered Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis and her deputies to appear in his courtroom Thursday and explain why Davis should not be held in contempt of court for refusing to issue marriage licenses. Shortly after opening her doors Tuesday, Davis told two same-sex couples who asked for marriage licenses that she would not issue them, despite a federal court injunction ordering her to do so. In a brief but tense encounter between Davis and a couple dozen marriage-equality demonstrators who crowded into her office, the clerk repeatedly refused to comply with the court order. "Under whose...
  • Hundreds die as desperate migrants head for Europe

    08/28/2015 7:13:19 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 26 replies
    MSN ^ | 8/28/2015 | Giles Elgood
    TRIPOLI/EISENSTADT, Austria, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Libya on Friday recovered the bodies of 82 migrants washed ashore after their overcrowded boat sank on its way to Europe while Austria said 71 refugees including a baby girl had been found dead in the back of an abandoned freezer truck. Three people were arrested in Hungary in connection with the truck deaths and Austrian police said they suspected a Bulgarian-Hungarian trafficking ring was responsible. The victims - 59 men, 8 women and four children, including a girl estimated at 1-2 years old - were probably from Syria, police said. At least 180...
  • Obama indifferent to Christians in Middle East, Sununu says

    08/10/2015 3:49:05 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/9/15 | Lydia Wheeler
    Former White House Chief of Staff John Sununu said in an interview on Sunday that President Obama seems to be indifferent to the persecution of Christians in the Middle East. During an appearance on "The Cats Roundtable," a 970 radio show on AM 970 in New York, Sununu said Americans needs to keep pressuring their congressmen and senators to talk some sense into the president. Its a tragedy whats happening, Sununu told host John Catsimatidis. And I cannot believe that this administration, this president, does not understand that there is a concerted effort to destroy the Christian community in Iraq,...
  • Boko Haram Slits the Throats of Sixteen Christian Fishermen.

    08/01/2015 2:48:54 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 25 replies ^ | Aug 1, 2015 | by Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    The massacre took place last Monday, but the news was released only yesterday because the area of ​​Lake Chad is devoid of any type of telephone; survivors had to reach Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, to raise the alarm.
  • Peculiar Preachers [vanity]

    07/29/2015 8:07:20 PM PDT · by Heart-Rest · 34 replies
    PECULIAR PREACHERS These preachers are definitely not modern-day "Billy Grahams". These preachers all claim to be guided by the Bible and the Holy Spirit (as do all Christians). "Knocking 'Em Down" Preacher (Deodorant problem?) "Oi-oi-oi-oi..." Preacher- Video Clip 1- Video Clip 2 (2nd clip is just expanded version of 1st clip) "Jovial" Preacher (of happy memory) (Holy laughter???) "Tattooed" Preacher- Video Clip One- Video Clip Two (Theology of tattoo-ology.) "Screaching" Preacher (Please turn down the volume a tad.) "Laughing" Preacher- Video Clip One- Video Clip Two (More holy laughter???) "Drunken Glory" Preacher- Video - Article "Pro-Queer-Pervert" Deacon / Sunday...
  • Supreme Court of Pakistan Agrees to Hear Appeal of Christian Mother on Death Row [Asia Bibi]

    07/22/2015 6:21:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Pakistans Supreme Court today agreed to review the case of a Christian mother sentenced to death on a blasphemy charge, temporarily suspending her execution.Aasiya Noreen, commonly known as Asia Bibi, is the first woman to be sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan. The three-judge bench of the Supreme Court at the Lahore Registry admitted for hearing her petition challenging the sentence.Attorney Saif-ul-Malook told Morning Star News that he had a strong case for demanding Noreens acquittal.Asia Bibi has claimed that she had not made any blasphemous remarks, and that rather her fellow villagers had leveled the allegation against her...
  • The New Totalitarians Are Here

    07/06/2015 3:06:18 AM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 7/6/15 | Tom Nichols
    Theres a basic difference in the traditions of political science between authoritarians and totalitaritarians. People throw both of these words around, but as is so often the case, theyre using words they may not always understand. They have real meaning, however, and the difference between them is important.Simply put, authoritarians merely want obedience, while totalitarians, whose rule is rooted in an ideology, want obedience and conversion. Authoritarians are a dime a dozen; totalitarians are rare. The authoritarians are the guys in charge who want to stay in charge, and dont much care about you, or what youre doing, so long...
  • The new totalitarians: Change your religious beliefs or else

    05/12/2015 6:52:42 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 23 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/11/15 | Eric Metaxas
    May 11, 2015 ( -- In the first century, Jesus was asked whether the Jewish people, who were under pagan, Roman occupation, should pay taxes to Caesar. The Lord, of course, said we are to render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s, and unto God what is God’s. But in 21st century America, Caesar is angling for a better deal—and he’s getting it.Our old friend Chuck Colson sounded the alarm several years ago when certain political figures on the Left—including former secretary of state Hillary Clinton—began downsizing the First Amendment’s guarantee of our God-given right to freedom of religion into a more...
  • Donald Trump Made Huge Announcement To All Christians Hes The Only One Saying This

    07/15/2015 4:19:42 PM PDT · by · 194 replies
    Donald Trump isnt afraid to say what needs to be said. Now the billionaire, television personality and presidential aspirant has a straightforward message for Christians. The Christians are being treated horribly because we have nobody to represent the Christians. Believe me, if I run and I win, I will be the greatest representative of the Christians theyve had in a long time, Trump said in a recent interview. In the midst of persecution in the Middle East by Islamic extremists and persecution at home by liberals who would take away the freedoms of religion and expression, Christians need a champion....
  • For Our Present Persecution, A Fitting Historical Milieu

    07/15/2015 12:35:51 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | 7/15/15 | Jessica Kidwell
    In the wake of the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage, the utter failure of legal protections for Christian businesses, and a growing ambient hostility in the culture to all things Catholic, voices in many Catholic circles are muttering darkly about the days of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, the monarchs who famously protestantized England over the dead bodies of thousands of Catholics. These were periods of dramatic carnage and martyrdom, which is relatively easy to conceptualize because it is concrete and fleshy. It is also a clearly delineated situation; the good guys are getting their heads chopped off, and...
  • Taxing churches is a form of religious persecution and liberals need to stand against it

    07/14/2015 8:31:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    The Week ^ | 07/14/2015 | Damon Linker
    How long will it be until we begin to see a movement egged on by activists, encouraged by receptive judges to revoke the tax exemptions currently enjoyed by churches? A few months? A year? I don't know precisely when it will happen. But I do know that it's going to happen. The arguments have already begun. New York Times religion columnist Mark Oppenheimer recently made the case against such tax exemptions in a much-discussed essay for Time. We also know that the solicitor general of the United States believes that the opposition of religiously affiliated institutions to same-sex...
  • Leftist talking points vs. facts in Oregons persecution of Christian bakers

    07/13/2015 6:34:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/13/2015 | Dustin Siggins
    For years, the LGBT movement has claimed its goal is tolerance — for society and the government to consider same-sex sexual relationships equal to those between men and women, even though research, science, and nature show this equality does not exist.In the 16 days since the U.S. Supreme Court decided to undefine marriage, that factually-challenged talking point has been all but forgotten in the rush to further change marriage, strip churches of their non-profit statuses, and punish those who refuse to bow to the new order.Of course, liberals must still pretend their goal is so-called “equality,” not the state-sanctioned...
  • Muslims Take Christian Girl And Tell Her To Deny Christ. She Refuses, And They Bury Her...

    07/10/2015 5:01:15 PM PDT · by markomalley · 42 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 7/10/15 | Theodore Shoebat
    Full title: Muslims Take Christian Girl And Tell Her To Deny Christ. She Refuses, And They Burry Her All The Way Up To Her Neck And And Crush Her To Death With Rocks. Her Father Then Declares: Im grateful that she didnt change her religion. She trusted in God. Muslims in Nigeria all members of Boko Haram kidnapped a young Christian girl and demanded that she deny Christ. She refused. They buried her up to her neck and crushed her to death with rocks. Her father, a local pastor named Nkeki Mutah, took pride in his daughters resilience,...
  • With Threats, Bakers Who Refused to Make Lesbian Wedding Cake Warned to Do This (Pay Up) by Monday

    07/09/2015 7:46:17 AM PDT · by xzins · 234 replies
    CBN ^ | 7/9/2015 | TODD STARNES
    Two Christian bakers who refused to bake a cake for a lesbian wedding have been ordered to pay $135,000 in damages by July 13 or else the state of Oregon could place a lien on their home. Aaron and Melissa Klein, the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, were punished by the state's Bureau of Labor and Industry (BOLI) for unlawfully discriminating against a same-sex couple. The Kleins, who are devout evangelical Christians, argued that baking the cake would be a violation of their religious beliefs. The BOLI ruling ordered the mom-and-pop bakers to pay $135,000 to the lesbian couple....
  • Emails: Obama Admin Planned Criminal Charges against Political Opposition

    07/08/2015 7:34:30 PM PDT · by upchuck · 29 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | July 7, 2015 | Tim Brown
    Via a Freedom of Information Act Request, Judicial Watch obtained several documents. Among those was a DOJ Recap with the following: On October 8, 2010, Lois Lerner, Joe Urban, Judy Kindell, Justin Lowe, and Siri Buller met with the section chief and other attorneys from the Department of Justice Criminal Division's Public Integrity Section, and one representative from the FBI, to discuss recent attention to the political activity of exempt organizations.The section's attorneys expressed concern that certain section 501(c) organizations are actually political committees "posing" as if they are not subject to FEC law, and therefore may be subject to...
  • Wisconsins Shame: He Could Have Been Shot. Over Politics

    07/06/2015 2:09:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 96 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/6/15 | David French
    It was still dark outside when Jonah (not his real name) heard the pounding on his front door. As luck would have it, he was awake or mostly awake. Hed gotten up at 4:00 a.m. on October 3, 2013, to see his parents off to the airport. They were leaving on a quick trip to raise money for the childrens charity his father runs. Jonah was 16 at the time, old enough to stay home alone for a short time, but not old enough to deal with what awaited him on the other side of the door. The pounding...