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  • Courts say living by Christian faith illegal

    06/28/2016 7:49:21 PM PDT · by detective · 67 replies
    WND ^ | 06/28/2016 | Bob Unruh
    It started out with hints of official, United States governmental oppression of Christianity as soon as same-sex ďmarriageĒ became a bullet point for activists Ė little things like ďdiscriminationĒ complaints that those choosing alternative sexual lifestyles somehow werenít applauded as they thought they deserved. Then it became confrontational for Christians who were simply choosing to live by their beliefs Ė beliefs similar to those held by the nationís founders. Bakers were penalized for not promoting homosexuality, ditto for photographers and venue owners. Government officials publicly vilified their Christian faith and ordered them, in some case, re-educated. Now two rulings have...
  • Islamic extremists attack Christian village in Egypt, burn 80 homes

    06/21/2016 5:00:32 PM PDT · by Fali_G · 27 replies
    The Foreign Desk ^ | 06/21/2016 | Lisa Daftari
    A mob of over a thousand Islamic extremists attacked a Christian village destroying property and setting the homes of over 80 families ablaze over rumors that a Coptic man was converting a home into a church. The attacks, which took place Friday in Egyptís Qaryat Al-Bayda village, near Alexandria, left two Copts seriously injured and resulted in thousands of dollars worth of damage, according to a Coptic activist. "A great deal of fanatic Muslims gathered in front of the new house of my cousin," Mousa Zarif, a Christian who witnessed the events, told Christian advocacy group International Christian Concern.
  • Conservatives are Hiding in Academia

    06/20/2016 7:28:51 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 12 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 19, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    One way to measure the left-wing bias in academia is by looking at the degree to which those who don't subscribe to that point of view go to camouflage their outlook on life. "Approximately a third of the conservatives we interviewed, for example, concealed their politics prior to tenure by 'passing' as liberals," Jon A. Shields and Joshua M. Dunn, Sr., write in their book, Passing On the Right: Conservative Professors In the Progressive University. Shields teaches at Claremont McKenna College. Dunn is an associate professor at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. They traveled extensively in order to...
  • California to 'punish' faith-based colleges for 'holding wrong views'

    06/19/2016 4:40:54 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 18 replies
    WND ^ | 6/18/2016 | Greg Corombos
    'Could open Christian and other religious schools to a blizzard of lawsuits' California state lawmakers are poised to advance legislation they say will promote greater equity at the stateís colleges and universities, but religious freedom advocates say itís just another attempt to advance the LGBT agenda by removing the ability of schools to determine their own criteria for selecting students and personnel and establishing codes of conduct. The legislation is known as SB 1146, which amends the California Equity in Higher Education Act, or EHEA. As it currently stands, the statute forbids discrimination based on religion, sexual orientation, gender identity...
  • Conservative Prof. Resigns From California School After Long Battle With LGBT Activists

    06/10/2016 3:35:37 PM PDT · by fwdude · 31 replies
    Christian Post ^ | June 9, 2016 | Michael Gryboski
    A conservative professor who speaks openly about his opposition to gay marriage after having been raised by a lesbian couple has announced that he will be resigning his tenured position following a long battle with liberal activists. Robert Oscar Lopez, former associate professor of English and classics at California State University at Northridge, recently resigned his position with the academic institution. In an interview with The Christian Post, Lopez explained that the decision to move on came as a result of longstanding mounting pressure from activists on and off campus.
  • Cooperís Crusade Against Christ

    06/10/2016 4:47:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2016 | Mike Adams
    The people of North Carolina and the alumni of N.C. State University deserve an apology. Administrators at the school have implemented a patently unconstitutional policy, which forces students to apply for a permit in order to share the gospel on a public university campus they fund with their hard earned tax dollars. To make matters worse, the permit policy is being used to target Christians specifically while others are being allowed to exercise their rights unfettered. Now that a federal judge has called their bluff, the lawless North Carolina attorney general continues to defend the indefensible. Roy Cooper had the...
  • MIDWEEK PROPHECY UPDATE JUN 8, 2016 - A CASHLESS SOCIETY: HOW CLOSE IS IT? (video)

    06/08/2016 2:25:53 PM PDT · by Lera · 8 replies
    Calvary Chapel Melbourne Australia ^ | JUN 8, 2016 | Andrew Russell
    Istanbul Bomb Attack on Police Bus Kills 11, Wounds 36, Russia is 'paving the way' for a major re-escalation in Syria, Arab League won't accept any changes to 2002 peace initiative, says chief, Netanyahu: No one will remove us from our land, Rice promises Israel 'largest military aid package in history', Flesh-eating tropical bug sweeps the Middle East after thriving in ISIS-stronghold, Christian grocer hacked to death in latest Bangladesh attack, Episcopal Priest: LGBTQ People Will 'Revitalize Christianity' and Faith in the spotlight as Australians tipped to lose their religion.
  • Our Spiritual Warfare...freedom pt 3

    Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God: But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God . And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven. And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say: For...
  • Mob Attacks Christian Woman, Torches 7 Homes in Egyptian Province

    05/26/2016 10:42:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Thursday, 26 May 2016
    A mob ransacked and torched seven Christian homes in a province south of the Egyptian capital, Cairo, after rumors spread that a Christian man had an affair with a Muslim woman, according to a statement by the local Orthodox Coptic church. Released late Wednesday, it said that during the May 20 attack, the mother of the Christian man, who had fled the village, was publicly stripped of her clothes by the mob to humiliate her.
  • 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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  • WHY CATHOLICISM? ALWAYS THE TARGET

    05/21/2016 3:55:30 AM PDT · by crazylibertarian · 34 replies
    May 18, 2016 | Roderick T. Beaman
    The Catholic Church has been on the list for extinction in every totalitarian society in history. In most cases, it has been the number one target but under German National Socialism it was lower, communists & Jews were higher, although there can be no doubt the Church was on the hit list. Itís interesting to speculate why. Here is a version of the famous poem by Gerhard NiemŲller. First they came for the Communists And I did not speak out Because I was not a Communist Then they came for the Socialists And I did not speak out Because I...
  • ISIS execute 25 people by DISSOLVING them in nitric acid: 'Iraqi spies' were tied up with [tr]

    05/19/2016 7:52:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 62 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 19, 2016 | Sara Malm
    ISIS has executed 25 people in Mosul, northern Iraq, by lowering them in a vat of nitric acid, according to several local news reports. The men had been accused of spying on ISIS on behalf of Iraqi government security forces. According to witnesses, the 25 alleged 'spies' had been tied together with a rope and lowered in a large basin containing nitric acid until their organs dissolved.
  • 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 ó 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.
  • Are You Avoiding Persecution?

    04/27/2016 5:46:10 AM PDT · by metmom · 9 replies
    Grace To You ^ | 1993 | John McArthur
    "Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness" (Matt. 5:10). If you donít experience persecution, people probably donít know youíre a Christian. I heard of a man who was fearful because he was starting a new job with a group of unbelievers whom he thought might give him a bad time if they found out he was a Christian. After his first day at work his wife asked him how he got along with them. "We got along just fine," he said. "They never found out I'm a Christian." Silence is one way to avoid persecution....
  • Book Documents 1,200 Cases of Persecution of Christians

    03/27/2016 2:31:22 AM PDT · by detective · 2 replies
    Breitbart | 26 Mar 2016
    On a special edition of Breitbart News Daily entitled ďThe Global War on Christianity,Ē Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon interviewed legal editor Ken Klukowski, who is also senior counsel and director of strategic affairs for First Liberty Institute, the largest law firm in the United States dedicated exclusively to protecting religious liberty for Americans.
  • To Her Abductors Who Wanted to Convert Her, ďI Made the Sign of the Cross,Ē Says Ex IS Prisoner

    03/24/2016 2:11:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    AsiaNews spoke to Josephine, one of hundreds of Christians from Al-Hasakah, who spent a year in the hands of the Islamic State group. She talked about psychological suffering, conversion attempts, and separation from her male relatives. She survived thanks to her faith. Her mother Caroline, a Caritas official, is the only one in her family to have been spared the ordeal. She also negotiated their release with IS, and gave a Jihadi copies of the Bible. Now she hopes ďto meet the popeĒ with her entire family. Damascus (AsiaNews) Ė Josephine Martin Tamras is a young Assyrian woman. For a...
  • Christian Convert Hacked to Death in Bangladesh

    03/23/2016 1:55:30 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/22/16 | AFP
    Unidentified attackers hacked a Christian convert to death in northern Bangladesh Tuesday, amid growing attacks on religious minorities by suspected Islamist militants in the Muslim-majority country. Police said at least two attackers stopped Hossain Ali while the 68-year-old was taking his regular morning walk in the town of Kurigram and then lunged at his neck with sharp weapons. "He died on the spot. The attackers exploded a molotov cocktail to create panic and left the scene on a motorcycle," Kurigram district police chief Tobarak Ullah told AFP. Ullah said Ali had converted to Christianity from Islam in 1999 but he...
  • The donkey coming your way

    03/18/2016 8:40:59 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/16/18 | Judi McLeod
    Your soul, and the peace of mind that comes from using it to worship the Almighty, is all that will keep you going through turbulent times in which radical Islam flagrantly slaughters Christians and Marxist sympathizers continue to facilitate it Thereís a donkey coming your way this Palm Sunday that has nothing to do with the ones that symbolize a certain political party. Palm Sundayís donkey, like the One who rides it, has come back every year since bringing Christ into Jerusalem; the presage of a coming victory that continues to the end of time. Though you wonít hear about...
  • Congress unanimous on ISIS genocide of Christians; Pressure mounts on White House

    03/15/2016 7:28:27 AM PDT · by Fali_G · 30 replies
    The Foreign Desk ^ | 03/15/2016 | Lisa Daftari
    Pressure is mounting on the Obama administration to take action following a unanimous Congressional vote Monday approving a resolution to designate the persecution of Christians and other minorities in the Mid East by the Islamic State as ďgenocide.Ē The resolution, which passed in the House in a 383-0 vote, comes ahead of a March 17 deadline requiring Secretary of State John Kerry to announce a final decision. The designation would legally categorize the targeting, torture, uprooting and slaughtering of Christians, Yazidis and Kurds as "genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity." For the executive branch to officially take a position...
  • Franklin Graham and Russian Orthodox Church to Conduct International Summit (shortened)

    03/12/2016 6:57:21 AM PST · by vladimir998 · 3 replies
    Christianity Daily ^ | 3.10.2016 | unknown
    The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association is hosting an international summit on religious persecution in Moscow in collaboration with the Russian Orthodox Church. The summit, called 'The World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians,' will be taking place from October 28-30, 2016. Franklin Graham announced on his Facebook page on Wednesday morning that 'The World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians' is called in view of rapidly increasing persecution of Christians around the world in recent years, as also documented by last year's study on persecution by Open Doors, which found that 2015 was the worst year of Christian persecution.
  • Why Hate Jews?...miracle nation pt 52

    In my distress I cried unto the Lord, and he heard me. Deliver my soul, O Lord, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue. What shall be given unto thee? or what shall be done unto thee, thou false tongue? Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper. Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar! My soul hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace. I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war.(Psalm 120)Why has Anti-Semitism been such an enduring, intractable problem throughout history? The...
  • Why I‚Äôll Stay Catholic Even if the Whole World Turns Against Us

    02/14/2016 3:07:53 PM PST · by NYer · 959 replies
    Catholic Stand ^ | February 14, 2016 | Felix Whelan
    Last year, in response to a Pew Research poll showing the American Catholic Church in decline, Elizabeth Scalia (now at the editorial helm of Aleteia) posted this challenge on her Patheos blog The Anchoress: If you're Catholic and have access to a web-page, a radio program, a Facebook page, whatever, take a few minutes, and tell the world why you are remaining a Catholic in an era where doing so seems not only counter-cultural, but also counter-intuitive and even, perhaps, a bit risky? Thoughtful and moving responses rolled in from all across the Internet, and continue to to do so...
  • Christians ‚ÄúShould be Eradicated‚ÄĚ: Researchers Document Anti-Christian Agenda Among Elite

    02/10/2016 6:53:33 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 27 replies
    The New American ^ | 2/4/2016 | Selwyn Duke
    A student is punished for refusing to "stomp on Jesus," a Christian baker faces a year in jail for refusing to cater faux marriages, two men are arrested for reading the Bible aloud near a government building, a school "purges" Christian works from its library. Critics asserting the existence of an institutional anti-Christian bias, and a resultant war on the faith, have often been labeled paranoid. But now two University of North Texas sociologists have produced research showing that just such an agenda exists ‚ÄĒ among America‚Äôs most powerful people. Professors George Yancey and David Williamson shared their findings in...
  • I Know Why the Government Went after Pro-Life Investigative Journalists

    02/04/2016 6:17:21 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    Last week, a Texas grand jury indicted activists David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt for allegedly using fake IDs and attempting to buy fetal tissue. Both of the Center for Medical Progress, the pair concealed their identities while attempting to frame/highlight the willingness of Planned Parenthood employees to sell fetal tissue... ....a breathtaking example of government hypocrisy. The situation facing CMP is evidence of the upside-down understanding of right and wrong in our culture..... ....why, as citizen journalists, Daleiden and Merritt are not protected by the same laws that have shielded countless of their fellow reporters down through the years. Undercover...
  • Grand jury indicts leader behind Planned Parenthood videos

    01/25/2016 3:23:44 PM PST · by Washi · 185 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 25, 2016 | Associated Press
    AUSTIN, Texas ‚Äď ¬†A Houston grand jury investigating undercover footage of Planned Parenthood found no wrongdoing Monday by the abortion provider but instead indicted anti-abortion activists involved in making the videos that provoked outrage among Republican leaders nationwide. David Daleiden, founder of the Center for Medical Progress, was indicted on a felony charge of tampering with a governmental record and a misdemeanor count related to purchasing human organs. Another activist, Sandra Merritt, was also indicted on a charge of tampering with a governmental record.
  • Christian persecution at record levels

    01/22/2016 9:01:54 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 22 Jan, 2016 | Carol Brown
    The headline at The Clarion Project reads: "Christian Persecution in 2015 at ‚ÄėLevels Akin to Ethnic Cleansing'." The sub-heading notes that 2015 was "the most violent year in modern history for Christians." It takes one‚Äôs breath away to see the blunt truth summed up like that. And the world is turning a blind eye. The article the references a piece at Open Doors that provides an overview of the rise of Christian persecution around the world. (See summary below.) In 2015, more than 7,000 Christians were killed because of their faith (twice as many as the year before). And the...
  • PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES deports Iraqi Chaldean Christians seeking asylum [John 17]

    01/18/2016 9:12:13 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 24 replies
    Bare Naked Islam ^ | 9/17/2015 | Staff
    At the same time, Barack Hussein Obama is trying to bring in up to 200,000 Syrian Muslim so-called 'refugees,' but apparently has decided there is no room in America for 12 Chaldean Christians who are being persecuted and slaughtered in Iraq by ISIS. What's more, Chaldean leaders in the US were advised by the attorneys representing the Christian 'detainees' NOT TO COMMENT on their deportation. Or what? Nearly half of the 27 Iraqi Christians the Obama administration has been holding for the past six months at an ICE detention center in Otay Mesa, California, are set to be deported in...
  • Priority Should be Given to Christian Refugees

    01/18/2016 2:41:51 PM PST · by NYer · 12 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | January 14, 2016 | PETER MAURICE
    ‚ÄúDhimmitude,‚ÄĚ like takfir and sharia, is a word of which Americans were happily ignorant not so long ago. Events, unfortunately, have expanded our Arabic vocabulary. As with other Islamic concepts, the meaning of dhimmitude, even its existence, is contested among Muslims. And misuse is not always merely semantic for those prone to issuing fatwas.No matter how nuanced the definition, dhimmitude always entailed a degree of subordination under Muslim rule. Historically, the dhimmi accepted second-class status as an alternative to conversion, death, or enslavement. For the privilege of being tolerated in lands under the Prophet‚Äôs sway, Christians, Jews, Hindus‚ÄĒany infidel‚ÄĒrenounced...
  • Norway Seizes Christian Children From Parents [John 15 - World Loves Islam, Hates Christianity]

    01/17/2016 1:27:45 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 25 replies
    CP World ^ | 1/16/2016 | Katherine Weber
    International protests are being planned throughout the month of January after the Norwegian government removed five children from their Christian parents under accusations of "religious indoctrination." Protests are planned for the rest of January in the Czech Republic, Latvia, Austria, Romania, Spain, Ireland, India, Poland, and Australia, along with several other countries to speak out against the recent separation of five Christian children from their parents at the hands of government officials. In November 2015, Norway's child welfare services, known as Barnevernet, removed five children, including three sons and two daughters, from parents Ruth and Marius Bodnariu, residents of Naustdal...
  • 2015 Deadliest Year for Christians Worldwide, Open Doors' World Watch List Finds

    01/13/2016 3:49:43 PM PST · by detective · 2 replies
    Christian Post ^ | January 13, 2016 | Samuel Smith
    The Christian persecution watchdog group Open Doors has released its annual list of countries where Christians face the greatest persecution and found that it has reached unprecedented levels worldwide as over 7,000 Christians were killed for their faith between Nov. 1, 2014, and Oct. 31, 2015. Although the California-based ministry, which works in over 60 countries, stated last January that 2014 was the worst year for Christian persecution than any other time in modern history, the organization said during the rollout of its 2016 World Watch List that 2015 surpassed 2014 as the deadliest year for Christians worldwide.
  • Meet the Jew Who Saved 149 Christian Lives (Aron Shaviv)

    01/13/2016 2:29:57 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 6 replies
    Land of Israel/ SoundCloud ^ | January 11, 2106 | unlisted
    Audio only. Jews rescuing Christians in Middle East.
  • First beheaded was King Louis XVI then Marie Antoinette in France's Reign of Terror...

    01/12/2016 5:30:29 AM PST · by stars & stripes forever · 49 replies
    "ALL that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing." This famous quote was from British statesman Edmund Burke, who was born JANUARY 12, 1729. He was considered the most influential orator in the House of Commons.Edmund Burke stands out in history for, as a member of the British Parliament, he defended the rights of the American colonies and strongly opposed the slave trade. As the bloody French Revolution progressed, Edmund Burke wrote in "A Letter to a Member of the National Assembly," 1791: "What is liberty without wisdom and without virtue? It is the...
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update ‚Äď January 3rd, 2016 (video)

    01/03/2016 3:35:38 PM PST · by Lera · 7 replies
    Calvary Chapel Kaneohe ^ | January 3rd, 2016 | JD Farag
    Pastor J.D. gives a warning concerning what may lie ahead in 2016 either waking people up or taking people down.
  • Christian convert arrested in Iran during holiday season

    12/30/2015 8:03:54 AM PST · by Fali_G · 10 replies
    The Foreign Desk ^ | 12/29/2015 | Lisa Daftari
    A Christian man was attacked and arrested in Iran just before Christmas, a time when Iranian officials have been cracking down on those celebrating or observing the holiday, according to an Iranian news agency. Meysam Hojjati, a convert to Christianity from Islam, was arrested Dec. 23 by plainclothes officers at his home in Isfahan, where they presented him with a warrant for his arrest, Mohabat News, an Iranian Christian news agency, reported. The officers inspected Hojjati’s home, confiscating Bibles, a Christmas tree, all cell phones, a computer and other personal belongings, while assaulting him in front of family members, the...
  • The Case For Syrian Christians

    12/14/2015 8:48:19 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 8, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    When the media reported that Ted Cruz wanted to only admit Syrian Christian refugees into the United States, the junior senator from the Lone Star state found himself once again in the midst of a Texas-size media tornado. It turns out that a case can be made for giving Syrian Christians, if not preferential treatment, then at least more consideration than they now get. "There are two percent of refugees from Syria who are Christian but 10 percent of the population of Syria is Christian," Georgetown professor Timothy Samuel Shah pointed out in a forum at the Heritage Foundation on...
  • The Aftermath of Iraq

    12/14/2015 8:21:55 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 9, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    For about a decade, we have heard that Christians fared better under Saddam Hussein than they ever have since his overthrow so we decided to put the question to a panel of experts. "Well, their churches weren't being bombed," Roger Severino of the Heritage Foundation said Friday in a panel discussion there on the persecution of Christians in the Middle East. Earlier in the forum, Severino, director of the DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society at Heritage, noted that the Christian population of Iraq has dropped from 1.5 million to 260,000 in recent years. "The Yazedis I've talked to...
  • Evangelical pastor on trial for branding Islam 'satanic'

    12/14/2015 8:18:28 AM PST · by amorphous · 14 replies
    WND ^ | 14 Dec 2015 | Bob Unruh
    A pastor is facing a court trial this week on a government charge that his message, delivered through a public electronic communications because it was online, was grossly offensive to the point of being criminal. The decision that results from the case, which is based on the pastor's description of Islam as a "doctrine spawned in hell," could determine whether Christian pastors will be allowed to preach biblical doctrine in the United Kingdom going forward. U.TV in the United Kingdom reports that Pastor James McConnell, 78, of Shore Road, Newtownabbey, is facing a three-day trial for charges stemming from alleged...
  • 2015 12 13 John Haller's Prophecy Update "Get Used To It"

    12/13/2015 2:56:27 PM PST · by Lera · 8 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | Dec 13, 2015 | John Haller
    It should be obvious to the majority whose eyes are open that we are likely not returning to the days where morality, discernment and common sense were attributes which were pursued with a purpose. It is sobering, yet amazing to consider the rapid downward spiral we are experiencing as a nation, as right becomes wrong, and wrong becomes right. With American leadership making no bones about its bias in favor of Islam and against traditional Christianity, believers need to get used to this fact and deal with a new paradigm that Judeo-Christian beliefs and values are no longer held in...
  • #MyTreedom: Facebook campaign uses Christmas trees to highlight global persecution

    12/10/2015 8:12:52 AM PST · by Fali_G · 1 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 12/10/2015 | Florence Taylor
    A new Facebook campaign, My Treedom, is using photos of Christmas trees to stand in solidarity with Chrsitians persecuted around the world. Facebook My Treedom is a Facebook campaign that posts daily photographs of Christmas trees and other holiday celebrations from some of the hardest places for practising Christians to live. It was launched by foreign affairs journalist Lisa Daftaria and is intended to celebrate "freedom from persecution and the right to Christmas everywhere around the world." Pictures of Christians celebrating Christmas have been sent from Pakistan, where violence against Christians is widespread, and Kurdish areas of Iraq, just miles...
  • Norway: Christian Family Gets 5 Children Taken Away by Gov't for Teaching God Punishes Sin

    12/06/2015 7:20:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/04/2015 | Samuel Smith
    Child welfare services in Norway have reportedly removed five Christian children from their parents' home and placed them into foster care after the parents were accused of radicalizing and indoctrinating their children with Christianity. According to the British-based Christian Institute, Norway's child protection services, known as the Barnevernet, seized the three sons and two daughters of Ruth and Marius Bodnariu in mid-November. Although the family wasn't quite sure at the time why their children were being taken away from them, their lawyer discovered that the parents were being charged with Christian indoctrination. The family's ordeal began on Nov. 16 when...
  • "Combat Effectiveness" Being Degraded by Obama's Military Policies

    12/05/2015 4:51:26 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 19 replies
    "Combat Effectiveness" Being Degraded by Obama's Military Policies By evaluating an overwhelming amount of evidence that has been building for 6 ¬Ĺ years, the obvious conclusion personnel with extensive military experience will come to, is that Obama‚Äôs military policies have been degrading the finest US military fighting force in history. Over the last 6 ¬Ĺ years, the US Armed Forces has been hollowed out by Obama, his Social Experiment On Diversity has severely fractured unit cohesiveness, his ‚ÄúPolitically Correct Policies‚ÄĚ have negatively affected unit morale, and the ‚ÄúCombat Effectiveness‚ÄĚ of the US military is being degraded. Tip of the spear...
  • Ireland Revokes Protections For Religious Freedom In Wake Of Gay Marriage Vote

    12/05/2015 8:25:55 AM PST · by Petrosius · 28 replies
    Brietbart ^ | December 4, 2015 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    On Tuesday night the latest bastion against religious intolerance was swept away, as the Dail voted unanimously to repeal Section 37 of the state's Employment Equality Act. Section 37 granted specific exemptions for "religious, educational or medical institutions" when it came to gay rights, allowing them "to maintain the religious ethos of the institution".
  • 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
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 15, 2015 | Thomas D. Williams, PH.D
    Two days after the horrendous jihadist attacks in Paris, Pope Francis preached about the ‚Äúend times,‚ÄĚ 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
    ‚Äú(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.‚ÄĚ
  • 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
    Theyíre marked for extermination in the Middle East. Theyíre banned from practicing their faith in many nations around the world. Theyíve 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 hasnít 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...