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  • A Christian's job interview Tracey Ullman's Show Series 2 Episode 4 Preview BBC One

    04/18/2017 10:06:21 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 12 replies
    BBCHD ^ | 2/21/17 | traceyullman
    Basically shows a woman, although, despite her qualifications being denied a job, because she espouses Christian values.
  • Decisive Appeal Weakens Chinese Regime's 18-year Persecution of Falun Gong

    04/18/2017 12:03:30 PM PDT · by Epoch Times · 3 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | April 18, 2017 | Larry Ong
    A safe environment to do slow motion exercises and meditate. That was all the 10,000 practitioners of Falun Gong, a traditional Chinese spiritual practice, were asking for when they gathered near the Chinese leadership headquarters at Zhongnanhai on April 25, 1999. The peaceful appeal, however, was seized upon by then Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leader Jiang Zemin as an excuse to eventually launch the Party’s latest, and possibly most savage, persecution campaign. Official policy hasn’t shifted since Jiang’s call to “defeat” Falun Gong 18 years ago, though the Party’s campaign is widely thought to have failed.
  • Christians most persecuted group in the world as vicious attacks grow

    04/15/2017 8:02:25 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 15 replies
    FoxNews ^ | April 14, 2017 | Perry Chiaramonte
    The recent Palm Sunday bombings at two Egyptian churches that killed 44 worshippers and wounded more than 100 others are the latest in a spate of deadly attacks targeting the world’s Christians. Nearly 90,000 of the faithful were killed for their beliefs in violent and gruesome attacks last year, according to a report by the Center for Studies on New Religions, making Christians the most persecuted group in the world. While some were killed as part of state-sanctioned persecution, as in places like North Korea, nearly one-third of the Christians who died in 2016 were executed at the hands of...
  • Wife of Imprisoned American Pastor Andrew Brunson Receives Personal Letter from Vice President Pence

    04/13/2017 11:27:26 AM PDT · by WayneM · 8 replies
    The Layman ^ | APRIL 12, 2017 | CeCe Hal
    Wife of Imprisoned American Pastor Andrew Brunson Receives Personal Letter from Vice President Pence (By CeCe Hal, American Center for Law and Justice). On the heels of Pastor Andrew Brunson’s wife personal meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson concerning the wrongful imprisonment of her husband, she received a personal letter from Vice President Pence assuring that “Andrew’s case remains a top priority of the U.S. government….” In the letter, Vice President Pence wrote, “I can assure you both that the State Department and this White House, under President Trump’s leadership, consider Andrew’s release and reunification with you and...
  • Christian Persecution in China on the Rise: Report

    04/09/2017 2:18:26 PM PDT · by Bogle · 9 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | March 28,2017 | Jack Phillips
    A report from a Christian charity has found that Christians are being persecuted at rates not seen since the Cultural Revolution, which lasted from 1966 until 1976.
  • Documentary Follows Beauty Queen Who Fought Censorship

    04/03/2017 12:22:34 PM PDT · by Epoch Times · 6 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | April 3, 2017 | Catherine Yang
    When documentary filmmaker Kacey Cox heard that Anastasia Lin, an actress he’d previously worked with, had won Miss World Canada based on a platform for human rights—and would have to enter China to compete in the finals—he knew he had to film her journey. “You couldn’t have written a better story,” Cox said. Miss World is a U.K.-based pageant with the motto “beauty with a purpose,” and Lin brought a message of religious freedom to the stage. She was outspoken about human rights atrocities in China, like the persecution of practitioners of various faiths, and the Chinese regime’s harvesting of...
  • Hundreds of Christian refugees sexually abused and beaten by Muslims in German camps

    03/30/2017 10:39:37 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 25 replies
    The Express ^ | Oct 21, 2016 | Kate Mansfield
    The latest figures are “the tip of the iceberg” according to Christian advocacy charity Open Doors. Some 743 Christians and 10 Yazidis were the victims of religious motivated attacks between February and September 2016, with some of victims aged five to 12 years old. Migrant centres in Germany must do more to protect Christians from the attacks with are said to “occur frequently and nationwide” at the hands of some Muslims in the camps. According to the report, 91 per cent of Christians and Yazidis surveyed accused Muslim migrants of carrying out the violent attacks, with 28 per cent accusing...
  • The Roman Amphitheater of Pola and Persecution Denial

    03/30/2017 12:57:46 PM PDT · by Antoninus · 4 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | 3/30/17 | Florentius
    Before us rose the three tiers of the amphitheater, of snowy marble, but then reflecting the western rays of a cloudless April evening, and arrayed in a vesture of pink like a sunset Alp.... “Oh, what perfect loveliness and peace!” said I to an Istrian priest who resided in the city, and who had come aboard at Rovigno. “And yet what different associations that amphitheater gives,” he replied.... The above snippet is taken from John Mason Neale's novella, The Daughters of Pola: Family Letters Relating to the Persecution of Diocletian which is about to be republished after being generally unavailable...
  • Turkey Uncensored: Was Turkey’s War on Christmas a War on Christians?

    03/30/2017 12:40:52 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    Philos Project ^ | March 30, 2017 | Uzay Bulut
    Turkey’s Association of Protestant Churches recently issued its 2016 Human Rights Violations Report, which describes in detail the problems the Protestant community experienced in Turkey last year.According to that report, Turkey’s Protestant Christians – like in previous years – did not have the right or freedom to own their own places of worship, to share their faith, to train religious leaders, or to be exempt from the Islamic “religious culture and moral knowledge classes” in schools.Moreover, the Protestant community in Turkey is not even officially recognized as a “legal entity” by the government. The association’s report said that “The legal...
  • Exiled Chinese Billionaire Sheds Light on Regime’s Forced Organ Harvesting

    03/29/2017 7:40:27 AM PDT · by Epoch Times · 10 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | March 28, 2017 | Leo Timm
    Guo Wengui, a Chinese real estate and investment billionaire living in exile, broke a long period of silence this year, giving video interviews with overseas Chinese media in which he described a complex web of business and politics connecting China’s elite. One of the most surprising revelations to result from Guo’s interviews is what he had to say on the subject of forced organ harvesting from Chinese prisoners of conscience, in particular from practitioners of Falun Gong, a spiritual practice that is heavily persecuted by the Chinese regime. After describing how his now-imprisoned business rival Li You was able to...
  • Meditator Force-Fed Human Waste by Chinese Authorities

    03/24/2017 11:02:44 AM PDT · by Epoch Times · 9 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | March 11, 2017 | Jack Phillips
    A man who has been detained unlawfully in a prison in China for years is still being brutally tortured in yet another case of the Communist Party’s worst ongoing human rights violation. Zheng Huiwang has been imprisoned at Baoding prison in Hebei Province since 2008 for merely practicing a form of traditional Chinese meditation, Falun Gong. Since July 1999, practitioners of Falun Gong have been subjected to a brutal campaign at the hands of the Chinese Communist Party, started by then-leader Jiang Zemin. In a new detailed report from human rights group Freedom House, it described the degree of the...
  • Chinese Prison Guards Cracked Teacher's Skull Open for Meditating

    In October 2000, Sun was arrested for the second time. She was fired from her job and sent to the notorious Masanjia forced labor camp, where she spent 18 months. Labor camp guards many times humiliated her in public and deprived her of sleep. She had to squat for a long period of time during the day. She was shocked with electric batons, stabbed with needles, and beaten with wood batons. One time a guard smashed her head against a wall and cracked her skull. She went into convulsions on the ground due to the extreme pain. Another time a...
  • Vatican deal with China could worsen persecution, Christians warn Pope Francis

    03/12/2017 2:00:51 PM PDT · by Bogle · 6 replies
    Christian Daily ^ | 11 March, 2017 | Lorraine Caballero
    Christian persecution in China could worsen if the communist nation strikes a deal with the Vatican on ordaining Chinese bishops, some Christian watchdog groups have warned Pope Francis.
  • Christians are the world’s most persecuted religious group, according to studies

    03/03/2017 4:24:55 PM PST · by NYer · 8 replies
    Aletelia ^ | March 3, 2017 | Zoe Romanowsky
    Approximately 90,000 Christians were killed for their faith in 2016 worldwide, making them the most persecuted religious group in the world. That number — which amounts to one Christian killed every six minutes — is down a bit from 2015 when the number was estimated to be approximately 105,000.According to a Fox News report, nearly a third of the deaths in 2016 were at the hands of Islamic extremists like ISIS, and others were killed by state and non-state persecution. Massimo Introvigne, director of CENSUR, told Vatican Radio that approximately 70 percent of the martyred Christians in 2016 were from tribal villages in Africa, and their...
  • Facebook freezes out Christian mom for quoting Bible about homosexuality

    02/21/2017 4:57:38 AM PST · by Petrosius · 22 replies
    Life Site News ^ | February 20, 2017 | Steve Weatherbe
    ZANESVILLE, Ohio, February 20, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says he wants to use his platform to build a worldwide “inclusive community.” However, a Christian ‘vlogger’ found out there appears to be no room in it for her as long as she quotes Bible passages about homosexuality. Elizabeth Johnston, aka the “Activist Mommy,” says there is a big disconnect between Zuckerberg’s recent call for a global “inclusive community” and Facebook’s “censorship of Christians.” “They are muzzling me and my biblical message while Mark Zuckerberg claims that FB is unbiased,” she stated in a news release. She has had...
  • Interview with Priest's Killer: Missionary Activities a 'Threat' (Turkey)

    02/21/2017 11:42:23 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 1 replies
    Clarion Project ^ | February 20, 2017 | Uzay Bulut
    A human rights lawyer accuses the police and intel units of having a hand in the murders of Christian clergymen in Turkey by turning a blind eye.Father Andrea Santoro, an Italian Catholic priest, was murdered on February 5, 2006 in the Santa Maria Catholic Church in the northern Turkish city of Trabzon, where he served.Oguzhan Akdin, the killer of the 61-year-old priest, was 16 at the time. He was released on probation in August of last year.The Turkish newspaper Karadeniz recently conducted an interview with Akdin, asking him about his motives for killing of the priest and whether he regrets...
  • State Supreme Court rules Richland flower shop discriminated against gay couple

    02/16/2017 8:27:52 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 76 replies
    Tri-City Herald ^ | 2/16/17 | Kristin Kraemer
    The Christian owner of a Richland floral shop violated state laws when she refused to make custom arrangements for a longtime customer’s same-sex wedding, an appellate court ruled Thursday. The unanimous decision by the Washington state Supreme Court affirms a Benton County...
  • CBS Poll: Most Democrats Think Christianity Is as Violent as Islam

    02/08/2017 9:33:35 AM PST · by NYer · 52 replies
    Townhall ^ | February 6, 2017 | Justin Holcomb
    Only one-in-seven registered Democrats in America believe that Islam is more violent as a whole than Christianity, according to a new CBS poll.Catastrophes such as September 11th, the War on Terror, and recent attacks throughout the world were not enough to make a difference between Christianity and Islam for some.  ISIS, Al-Qaeda, and the Taliban were also overwritten.Republicans had a much different perspective on the matter however.  Over six-in-ten believe that Islam is more violent in nature than other religions.
  • Vatican doubles down on commission members as Order of Malta controversy continues

    01/18/2017 6:26:49 PM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 18, 2017 | Jan Bentz
    In a press release yesterday, the Vatican said it "reaffirms its confidence in the five Members" of the Pope Francis appointed commission and "rejects, based on the documentation in its possession, any attempt to discredit these Members of the Group and their work." The statement comes in the wake of revelations of bias concerning three of the five members of the group set up to investigate the dismissal of one of the high ranking members of the high profile Catholic order for having knowingly permitted distribution of contraception. The Sovereign Order of Malta has decided not to “cooperate” with the...
  • The Persecution Complex of the American Woman (vanity)

    01/14/2017 5:49:05 AM PST · by Crucial · 103 replies
    01/14/17 | Myself
    I hesitate to speak negatively about half of the American population but I just can't help noticing the endless anger and lamentation of the modern American woman. I've lived with it through many decades. Feelings of persecution often drive the decisions and beliefs of the modern American woman. Men are almost exclusively believed to be the cause of this persecution when often it has another source or is sometimes even self inflicted. It's not that I'm saying men do no wrong. But men sometimes actually do things right and that is too often ignored with damaging consequences. It is my...