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  • Sudanese mother sentenced to death for 'converting to Christianity' freed after international outcry

    06/23/2014 7:22:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 06/23/2014 | DAMIEN GAYLE
    A court in Sudan today ordered the release of the 27-year-old woman sentenced to death last month for converting from Islam to Christianity, the state news agency said. The case of Meriam Ibrahim, who is married to a Christian American, triggered an international outcry. She gave birth to a baby daughter while in prison. 'The appeal court ordered the release of Mariam Yahya and the cancellation of the (previous) court ruling,' Sudan's SUNA news agency said. The couple's 20-month-old son was also held in prison with Ms Ibrahim and her newborn daughter. A government official had told Reuters on May...
  • U.S. takes further actions against Uganda for anti-LGBT law

    06/19/2014 3:01:05 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 32 replies
    MetroWeekly ^ | 06/19/2014 | Justin Snow
    The Obama administration will take additional actions against Uganda for their enactment of an anti-LGBT law, including restricting entry to the U.S. by Uganda officials involved in anti-LGBT human rights abuses. National Security Council spokesperson Caitlin Hayden announced Thursday the additional measures, building upon a series of cuts in aid to the African nation announced earlier this year.
  • 'My husband told them we were Christians and they shot him in the head...

    06/16/2014 11:04:28 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 12:50 EST, 16 June 2014 | By Tara Brady and Matthew Blake
    Somali militants who murdered 48 people in a Kenyan village as they watched the World Cup went door to door asking residents if they were Muslim or spoke Somali - and shot them dead if either answer was 'no', witnesses revealed today. The attack on the coastal village of Mpeketoni, about 30-miles southwest of the tourist centre of Lamu, came at the end of a weekend of bloodshed that has exposed the world to the shocking depravity of terrorists, apparently emboldened by each other's acts. Witnesses told how about 30 gunmen - believed to be members of Somali terror group...
  • Muslim Gunmen Attack Church in CAR

    05/29/2014 12:14:51 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Voice of America ^ | May 28, 2014
    Muslim rebels have killed at least 11 people seeking refuge in a church in the capital of Central African Republic. Witnesses to the attack Wednesday in Bangui say as many as 30 were killed. They say Muslim gunmen threw grenades and fired bullets into the church compound. It was the worst attack blamed on Muslims since their Seleka rebel group was ousted from power in January. Chaos and violence has run rampant in CAR since Seleka rebels seized power last year. They began looting and killing Christians, who formed a militia that launched reprisals against Muslim civilians. Thousands of Muslims...
  • Dozens killed, including Catholic priest, during Church attack in Central African Republic

    05/31/2014 5:06:51 PM PDT · by narses · 11 replies
    Rome Reports ^ | May 29, 2014
    Muslim rebels attacked a Catholic parish in Bangui, the embattled capital of the Central African Republic, killing as many as 30 people, including the parish priest. The attack took place on Wednesday, when the Seleka rebels stormed the Our Lady of Fatima church compound with gunfire and grenades. Dozens of people, Christian and Muslim alike had taken refuge there to escape the fighting. The archdiocese of Bangui confirmed the death of Paul Emile Nzale. The 76-year-old parish priest. He's the second priest killed in the country this year, as a result of the on-going fighting. Both the Seleka and the...
  • Sudanese woman sentenced to die for Christian faith to be freed, report says

    05/31/2014 3:59:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 31, 2014
    The Sudanese woman sentenced to death earlier this month after refusing to renounce her Christian faith will reportedly be freed in the next few days. A foreign ministry official told the BBC that Meriam Ibrahim, 27, is guaranteed religious freedom in the country, despite a judge's earlier ruling that she should be hanged for apostasy. Ibrahim gave birth to a girl early Tuesday at a prison clinic in Omdurman, near Khartoum, one of her attorneys told FoxNews.com by phone.
  • Meriam Ibraham Reportedly to “Be Freed” After Death Sentence for Rejecting Islam (details)

    05/31/2014 4:29:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    Life News ^ | May 31, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    Multiple international news reports Saturday indicate Meriam Ibrahaim would “be freed” after getting a death sentence from the government of Sudan for rejecting Islam. Meriam gave birth this week to a baby girl named Maya. The decision comes after the Sudanese government faced mounting pressure from the international community over her “barbaric” treatment. However, the London Telegraph newspaper reports “her lawyers say they will not believe it until they see her walk out of prison.”Meriam languishes in a notoriously rank Sudanese prison with her 20-month-old son and her newborn daughter. Hundreds of thousands of people have signed petitions urging Sudan...
  • C. African Republic muslim rebels kill 16 at hospital; 3 MSF staffers

    04/28/2014 6:19:57 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 6 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | Monday April 28 2014
    BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) Heavily armed Muslim rebels opened fire inside a hospital in a remote corner of Central African Republic, killing at least 16 people including three local health workers employed by Doctors Without Borders. The medical aid group confirmed that three staff members had been killed in Nanga Boguila, a town located in the northwest near the border with Chad. The attack on the Boguila hospital came after it was surrounded by more than 40 armed rebels on Saturday. Inside the hospital staff members from Doctors Without Borders were meeting with several dozen local village chiefs from...
  • The Spirit of a Pure Christianity: Exploring Ethiopia's Stunning Subterranean Churches

    04/20/2014 4:33:35 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    The Independent (UK) | 4/20/14 | Evgeny Lebedev
    Posting from The Independent prohibited so click HERE for the full article.
  • Kenyan church attack leaves four worshippers dead and 17 injured

    03/23/2014 9:27:31 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 8 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | Sunday 23 March 2014 08.44 EDT
    A bible next to a pool of blood inside the Joy Jesus church in Likoni near Mombasa. Photograph: Str/EPA At least four people were killed when two gunmen burst into a crowded church and opened fired on worshippers near the Kenyan port of Mombasa. The attack, which left about 17 wounded, came despite increased security in Kenyan cities amid heightened warnings of extremist violence. Robert Mureithi, a local police chief, said: "They were shot by gunmen who shot indiscriminately at worshippers and then fled.". There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but Kenya has been hit by a series of...
  • Herdsmen Kill 100 In Attacks On Nigerian Villages [Translation: Muslims Murder Christians]

    03/16/2014 12:15:03 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 11 replies
    NBC News ^ | 16 March 2014
    Gunmen shot, hacked and burned to death at least 100 people and razed homes in central Nigeria.
  • Kenyan Church Pastor Bans Female Parishioners From Wearing Underwear

    03/04/2014 4:58:29 AM PST · by Gamecock · 68 replies
    CBSDC ^ | March 3, 2014 | March 3, 2014
    NAIROBI, Kenya (CBSDC/AP) - A local pastor has ordered all women who attend service at Lord’s Propeller Redemption Church to refrain from wearing undergarments while attending so that they can more easily receive the spirit of Jesus Christ. The Kenyan Daily Post is reporting that a pastor identified only as “Reverend Njohi” claimed bras and underwear are not godly. Additionally, the paper says Njohi wants women who attend service at the church to be “free,” and that there would be consequences for those who do not comply. According to the UK Metro, most women did, in fact, show up at...
  • Ugandan president signs anti-gay bill, defying the West

    02/24/2014 5:22:34 PM PST · by markomalley · 67 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/24/2014
    Uganda's president signed a law imposing harsh penalties for homosexuality on Monday, defying protests from rights groups, criticism from Western donors and a U.S. warning that it will complicate relations. The new bill strengthened existing punishments for anyone caught having gay sex, imposing jail terms of up to life for "aggravated homosexuality" - including sex with a minor or while HIV-positive. It criminalized lesbianism for the first time and made it a crime to help individuals engage in homosexual acts. Gay rights activists in Uganda said they planned a legal challenge. Ugandan officials broke into loud applause as President Yoweri...
  • (Effin') Kerry to Uganda: Repeal anti-gay law — or else

    02/24/2014 4:02:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 92 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/24/14 | Julian Pecquet
    Secretary of State John Kerry demanded Monday that Uganda “repeal” its new anti-gay law and warned that the State Department has begun a “review” of U.S. assistance to the impoverished East African nation. “This is a tragic day for Uganda and for all who care about the cause of human rights,” Kerry said in a statement. “Ultimately, the only answer is repeal of this law.” President Yoweri Museveni signed into law on Monday legislation enacting tough prison sentences for homosexual acts, which were already illegal in Uganda. Kerry threatened to cut the more than $400 million the country receives in...
  • Gunmen kill at least 62 in Nigeria, including in church

    01/28/2014 2:30:11 PM PST · by Petrosius · 11 replies
    Rueters ^ | January 27, 2014 | Imma Ande
    YOLA, Nigeria, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Suspected insurgents armed with guns and explosives killed at least 62 people in northeast Nigeria, including at a church service, in a region where Islamist sect Boko Haram is resisting a military crackdown, witnesses said on Monday.
  • Six Million African Muslims Convert to Christianity Each Year (?!)

    06/14/2013 7:29:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Muslim Times ^ | April 18, 2012 | Rafiq A. Tschannen
    This translation of a televised conversation reveals a rare glimpse into the outlook of Muslim scholars who are concerned about Christianity’s growth. The invited guest is Sheikh Ahmad Al Katani; the president of The Companions Lighthouse for the Science of Islamic Law in Libya, which is an institution specializing in graduating imams and Islamic preachers. Katani starts off describing the overall problem: Islam used to represent, as you previously mentioned, Africa’s main religion and there were 30 African languages that used to be written in Arabic script. The number of Muslims in Africa has diminished to 316 million, half of...
  • Uganda priest ostracized for publicizing clergy sex abuse

    05/06/2013 11:00:57 AM PDT · by BlueDragon · 75 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | May 6 2013 | Brett Wilkins
    Kampala - A popular Ugandan priest has been ostracized from the Catholic Church after exposing what he calls an 'open secret'-- the rampant sexual abuse of children by clergy members. Earlier this year, Ghanian cardinal and papal candidate Peter Turkson raised eyebrows when he told CNN that the international clergy sex abuse scandal couldn't happen in Africa because "African traditional systems kind of protect... its population against this tendency" and "in Africa homosexuality... [is] not countenanced in our society." But one African priest strongly disagrees. Anthony Musaala, a gospel music star known as the "Dancing Priest," has been publicizing sex...
  • President Mugabe says new Pope must visit Africa

    03/19/2013 9:40:33 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 10 replies
    mmail.com.my ^ | March 20, 2013
    ZIMBABWEAN President Robert Mugabe said on Tuesday the newly elected Roman Catholic Church leader, Pope Francis, should take time to visit the African continent during his tenure as well as treat all believers in the church equally. President Mugabe, a devout Catholic, joined scores of international leaders and hundreds of thousands of Catholics who thronged St Peter’s Square in the Vatican City, for Pope Francis’s inauguration mass, Zimbabwe's news agency New Ziana reported. Pope Francis, formerly the Arch-Bishop of Buenos Aires in Argentina was appointed to the helm of one of the world’s oldest churches last week, replacing 85-year-old Pope...
  • Voices from Catholic Africa: Church modernization is a mistake

    03/08/2013 1:54:44 PM PST · by annalex · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Mar 8, 2013 2:07am EST | Elias Biryabarema
    (Women walk on a street with the Basilica of Our Lady of Peace of Yamoussokro, a Roman Catholic church, seen in the background in Yamoussokro February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon ) Voices from Catholic Africa: Church modernization is a mistake "Homosexuality is a globalization issue," he said to illustrate his point. "It's a virus, if I can use today's computer language. It's a computer virus that's spreading. Even animals do not do it." ... "The new pope needs to maintain and even tighten traditional Church teaching," said brickmaker Frederick Lule, 25, who struggles to feed his wife and two...
  • Top candidate to be next Pope has ties to creation of global economic system

    02/13/2013 8:43:02 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 75 replies
    Examiner ^ | 11 Feb 13 | Kenneth Schortgen Jr
    On Feb. 10, the world was shocked to hear that Pope Benedict would step down from his Papal office on Feb. 28, and become the first leader of the Catholic church to resign from office in over 500 years. However, speculation for his replacement is already under way, and the front runner to become the next Pope has strong ties to the creation of a global economic system, as well as being a prime candidate to an ancient Catholic prophecy suggesting he would help lead the world into a new order. “The front runner to be the next pope...
  • African Anglicans Say Gay Bishops Affirmation 'Shatters Hopes of Reconciliation'

    01/11/2013 2:21:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/13/2013 | By Stoyan Zaimov
    Anglican leaders in Africa have expressed their outrage over the Church of England's decision to approve gay bishops in its order, saying that the decision could put an end to hopes of healing broken relationships in the Communion. Archbishop Nicholas Okoh of Nigeria, one of the world's largest provinces of the Anglican Communion with 17 million members, said that the affirmation of gay bishops "could very well shatter whatever hopes we had for healing and reconciliation within our beloved Communion," Reuters reported. Okoh added that the Church of England has given into "the contemporary idols of secularism and moral expediency,"...
  • African Leaders Warn Welby: Anglican Church is ‘Fractured’

    11/12/2012 5:56:42 AM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11/9/12 | John Bingham
    The new Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is taking over a Church in “spiritual and institutional crisis” leaders representing 31 million African Christians warned tonight.A group of Bishops and senior clerics from Nigeria and Kenya issued a call for the Archbishop of Canterbury effectively to be replaced as leader of the worldwide Anglican Communion by an elected chairman. Meanwhile the Anglican church in Uganda offered Bishop Welby its support but warned the Church is “fractured” over questions such as homosexuality and the interpretation of the Bible. The remarks come following a meeting of Anglican leaders from around the world in...
  • Explosion Rocks Church In Bauchi During Morning Mass!

    09/23/2012 11:15:42 AM PDT · by annalex · 9 replies
    The Street Journal ^ | September 23, 2012
    Explosion Rocks Church In Bauchi During Morning Mass! By NewsAdmin on September 23, 2012A bomb explosion hit the St. John’s Catholic Church, around the Bayan Gari area of Bauchi(*) on Sunday morning as a suicide bomber detonated a bomb while the church was holding a morning mass. The intensity of the explosion was reportedly high as people in the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Hospital claimed to have heard it loudly. Police sources said only the suicide bomber died while about 46 people were injured. Red Cross sources disclosed that three people died while about 50 were injured. Security operatives have...
  • Suicide bombing in Nigeria kills two at church

    09/23/2012 9:42:03 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/23/2012
    A suicide car bomber attacked a Catholic church conducting Mass in northern Nigeria on Sunday, killing two people and wounding another 45 in a region under assault by a radical Islamist sect, officials said. The attack took place in the city of Bauchi, which has seen a number of bombings and shootings blamed on the sect known as Boko Haram. The blast appeared to hit a parking lot alongside the St. John's Catholic Church in the city. Police and military surrounded the church and did not allow journalists inside the cordon. Later at a nearby hospital, Bauchi deputy police commissioner...
  • Nigerian Woman Writes to Melinda Gates: We Don't Need Your Contraception

    08/16/2012 2:35:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | August 16, 2012 | Obianuju Ekeocha
    CHESAPEAKE, VA. (Catholic Online) - This letter,offered below, was written by Obianuju Ekeocha, a 32-year-old Nigerian woman. For the past six years she has been living and working as a biomedical scientist in Canterbury, England. Most of her family and many friends still live in Nigeria. She is active in her parish and says she is grateful to God for the graces she receives as she serves the Church. She praises Catholic radio in America, specifically the programs of Teresa Tomeo and Al Kresta, for keeping her "informed and inspired in all the things that 'matter most,'" and for providing...
  • Report shows global Christianity shifting to Africa

    02/07/2012 5:08:18 PM PST · by wmfights · 13 replies
    The Baptist Standard ^ | February 03, 2012 | G. Jeffrey MacDonald
    With 2.18 billion adherents, Christianity has become a truly global religion over the past century, as rapid growth in developing nations offset declines in Christianity's traditional strongholds, according to a recently released report. Billed as the most comprehensive and reliable study to date, the Pew Research Center's "Global Christianity" reports on self-identified Christian populations based on more than 2,400 sources of information, especially census and survey data. Findings illustrate major shifts since 1910, when two-thirds of the world's Christians lived in Europe. Now only one in four Christians lives in Europe. Most of the rest are distributed across the Americas...
  • Ivory Coast: Muslims crucify Christian brothers

    06/30/2011 3:56:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Jiihad Watch | 6/30/11 | Robert
    "The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land is: execution, or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: that is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the Hereafter." -- Qur'an 5:33 It looks as if these brothers' apparent support for the Christian Gbagbo over the Muslim Ouattara constituted "waging war against Allah and His Messenger." "Brothers crucified by Ouattara forces in Ivory Coast," from Barnabas Aid, June 8 (thanks...
  • Muslims Target Catholic Priests; Churches Burned And Over 1000 Christians Slaughtered

    04/04/2011 7:59:34 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 33 replies
    ...most of the front page news you will see is about a loony Pastor of a small Florida Church burning a Koran…..Bizarro World I tell you. I wonder what the Obama doctrine says about this? At least 1,000 Christians were slaughtered this week in at the Salesian Saint Teresa of the Child Jesus mission in Duekoue, Ivory Coast by Muslim troops loyal to Alassane Ouattara. The state-run media has been slow to report the story. The conflict in Ivory Coast began in 2002. The country is divided between the Muslim north and Christian south. This is a conflict that has...
  • Thousands of Christians Displaced in Ethiopia After Muslim Extremists Torch Churches, Homes

    03/24/2011 5:12:18 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 24, 2011 | Diane Macedo
    Thousands of Christians have been forced to flee their homes in Western Ethiopia after Muslim extremists set fire to roughly 50 churches and dozens of Christian homes. At least one Christian has been killed, many more have been injured and anywhere from 3,000 to 10,000 have been displaced in the attacks that began March 2 after a Christian in the community of Asendabo was accused of desecrating the Koran. The violence escalated to the point that federal police forces sent to the area two weeks ago were initially overwhelmed by the mobs. Government spokesman Shimelis Kemal told Voice of America...
  • The coming crusade

    07/19/2010 3:33:29 AM PDT · by Scanian · 14 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | July 19, 2010 | Ralph Peters
    The Islamists have it wrong: Islam isn't the world's fast est-growing religion. By birth numbers and convert tallies, it's Christianity. And Africa's at the forefront -- a fact that going to body-slam Muslim extremists sooner or later. The bombings that recently butchered World Cup fans in Uganda were just the latest in a long line of crazed attacks on African Christians by Islamist fanatics. In the central states of Nigeria -- Africa's most-populous country -- religious pogroms and counter-pogroms between Muslims and Christians have become routine. In Kenya, al Shabaab terrorists from neighboring Somalia stir up trouble and make grotesque...
  • Manute Bol's Radical Christianity

    07/12/2010 10:45:42 AM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 11 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 25, 2010 | Jon A. Shields
    By JON A. SHIELDS As any churchgoer who tuned in to watch the recent NBA finals contest between the Lakers and Celtics already knows, the term redemption is probably now heard more often in NBA sports broadcasts than in homilies. A Google search under "redemption" and "NBA" generates approximately 2 million hits—more hits than "redemption" and "Christianity." The term can also be found in more than 2,600 stories on ESPN.com.
  • Manute Bol's Radical Christianity

    06/25/2010 6:34:48 AM PDT · by rhema · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | JUNE 25, 2010 | Jon A. Shields
    As any churchgoer who tuned in to watch the recent NBA finals contest between the Lakers and Celtics already knows, the term redemption is probably now heard more often in NBA sports broadcasts than in homilies. A Google search under "redemption" and "NBA" generates approximately 2 million hits—more hits than "redemption" and "Christianity." The term can also be found in more than 2,600 stories on ESPN.com. What does redemption mean in the world of professional basketball and sports more broadly? It involves making up for—or, yes, "atoning"—for a poor performance. When the Lakers beat Boston, for instance, Bill Plaschke of...
  • Nigeria Swears in New Christian President (To take the place of Muslim predecessor who just died)

    05/09/2010 5:20:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies · 573+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 05/08/2010 | Ethan Cole
    Nigeria swore in its new president, a Christian, this week after months of leadership confusion while its elected president was receiving medical treatment. Goodluck Jonathan, who has been Nigeria’s acting president since February, officially became president of Nigeria on Thursday. His Muslim predecessor, Umaru Yar’Adua, died on Wednesday despite extensive treatment, including a medical stay in Saudi Arabia. The peaceful power shift provides stability to the oil-rich country, avoiding Nigeria’s history of military coups whenever there was a leadership vacuum. It is unclear at the moment if Jonathan will run for the office of president during the next election. Nigeria,...
  • Nigeria: New Machete Attacks Killing Christian Women and Children – Cut Out Tongues

    03/19/2010 7:54:51 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 23 replies · 1,031+ views
    Real Courage ^ | March 17, 2010
    Have a read at the article - trust me, the sight of mutilated tongues is bloodcurdling.
  • Push for Islamic Courts in Kenya Alarms Christians

    02/13/2010 11:25:50 PM PST · by Cindy · 13 replies · 596+ views
    ASSIST NEWS SERVICE ^ | February 11, 2010 | Dan Wooding
    Note: The following text is a quote: Thursday, February 11, 2010 Push for Islamic Courts in Kenya Alarms Christians Emergence of Somali-related Islamic extremists puts authorities on high alert By Dan Wooding Founder of ASSIST Ministries NAIROBI, KENYA (ANS) -- Compass Direct News (CDN) is reporting that a constitutional battle to expand the scope of Islamic courts in the east African country of Kenya threatens to ignite religious tensions at a time when authorities are on high alert against Muslim extremists with ties to Somalia. Authorities took note of sympathizers of Islamic extremists at protest in Nairobi, Kenya last month...
  • Obama Condemns Anti-Gay Bill in Uganda

    02/05/2010 6:13:36 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 30 replies · 622+ views
    Voive of America ^ | 04 February 2010 | Robert Raffaele
    U.S. President Barack Obama has sharply criticized an anti-gay bill in Uganda that would impose the death penalty in some cases. Other western governments and gay rights activists also have criticized the legislation. Supporters accuse the U.S. and other western nations of interfering in Uganda's internal affairs. VOA's Robert Raffaele has more. The Ugandan measure calls for the death penalty or life imprisonment for HIV-positive homosexuals who have sex with minors. Earlier this week, at the U.S. Congress, some 200 lawmakers introduced a resolution condemning the bill. U.S. President Barack Obama criticized the Ugandan measure while speaking at a prayer...
  • Media Homosexuals Bash Uganda’s Christians

    01/11/2010 6:31:03 AM PST · by AIM Freeper · 22 replies · 930+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | Cliff Kincaid
    The Washington Post editorial page has now joined lesbian MSNBC commentator Rachel Maddow in blasting the government of Uganda for considering a law to protect children from homosexual predators and the dangerous public health impact of the homosexual lifestyle. Despite its moderate views on some foreign policy issues, the Post has always come down firmly on the side of making homosexuality into a special right that should be protected and even glorified by governmental institutions. Now it wants to impose that view on Uganda's mostly Christian population. The editorial was probably written by Post editorial writer and homosexual activist Jonathan...
  • Breakaway church has African ties

    01/10/2010 7:36:41 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 238+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | January 10, 2010 | Sam Cooper
    WATERTOWN {Connecticut} — A local spiritual leader's ties to Tanzania are shaping his ministries, both here and in the African nation. The ties between the Rev. Bryan Bywater, of New Hope Anglican church, and Anglicans in Africa also help illustrate the powerful bond between conservative Anglicans in the United States and the church in Africa. Bywater, who retains an affiliation with the Tabora Diocese in Tanzania, was ordained rector of New Hope on Saturday during a service in the auditorium at Swift Middle School. He has been the interim rector for the church, which formed after splitting from Christ Episcopal...
  • ELCA Presiding Bishop Addresses Proposed Uganda Homosexuality Law

    01/08/2010 3:10:50 PM PST · by lightman · 24 replies · 811+ views
    ELCA News Service ^ | 8 January AD 2010 | John Brooks
    CHICAGO (ELCA) -- The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is "gravely concerned" about a proposed anti-homosexuality bill under discussion in Uganda, wrote the Rev. Mark S. Hanson in a January 8 letter to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Hanson, ELCA presiding bishop, thanked Clinton for her recent statements and follow-up actions by the U.S. Department of State regarding the proposed law. In his letter, Hanson said the law was introduced in 2009 by David Bahati, member of the Ugandan parliament. The law "would, in certain cases, impose the death penalty for persons convicted of 'aggravated homosexuality,'" Hanson...
  • Media Homosexuals Bash Uganda’s Christians

    01/09/2010 2:03:07 AM PST · by bogusname · 7 replies · 666+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | January 8, 2010 | Cliff Kincaid
    The Washington Post editorial page has now joined lesbian MSNBC commentator Rachel Maddow in blasting the government of Uganda for considering a law to protect children from homosexual predators and the dangerous public health impact of the homosexual lifestyle. Despite its moderate views on some foreign policy issues, the Post has always come down firmly on the side of making homosexuality into a special right that should be protected and even glorified by governmental institutions. Now it wants to impose that view on Uganda's mostly Christian population. The editorial was probably written by Post editorial writer and homosexual activist Jonathan...
  • Christians defeating child sacrifice in Uganda

    01/09/2010 7:57:15 AM PST · by Teófilo · 6 replies · 550+ views
    Not what the BBC titled this piece, though.Folks, this according to the BBC: Uganda has developed in leaps and bounds in recent years, but with modernisation has come a disturbing increase in human sacrifice.The authorities set up an anti-human sacrifice task force in 2009, to try to combat the rise in the number of ritual child killings being performed by witch doctors.Newsnight's Tim Whewell travelled to Uganda, where he met a former witch doctor now working to convert other witch doctors from their practices.His report contains accounts that viewers may find disturbing. Commentary. This is a very impressive video and...
  • Republicans Condemn Uganda's Anti-Gay Bill

    12/22/2009 5:54:44 PM PST · by markomalley · 38 replies · 2,830+ views
    See BS ^ | 12/22/2009 | Brian Montopoli
    Five Republican representatives – Chris Smith, Frank Wolf, Joe Pitts, Trent Franks and Anh "Joseph" Cao – have written a letter to Ugandan President Yoweri Mouseveni pressing him to stop pending legislation that would severely criminalize homosexuality and sometimes impose the death penalty for homosexual acts. In the letter, which you can read in full here, the men say their religious faith requires them to oppose the legislation because it contradicts the "foundational Christian belief in the inherent dignity and worth of all men and women." The Ugandan law has become a hot topic in America because, as National Public...
  • ZAMBIA LEADERS COMMIT TO CHRIST

    01/04/2010 10:21:49 AM PST · by freedomyes · 9 replies · 562+ views
    Allvoices ^ | Jan 4 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    While Muslim Barack Hussein Obama leads America further and further from its Christian heritage for Islam World Rule, Zambia’s leadership calls the citizenry to a fresh commitment to Jesus Christ.
  • Archbishop of York Condemns Ugandan Anti-Gay Bill [Opposes Death For Gay Sex With Minors]

    12/31/2009 7:16:58 PM PST · by Steelfish · 15 replies · 692+ views
    Archbishop of York Condemns Ugandan Anti-Gay Bill Ugandan-born Dr Sentamu said gay people were valued by God The Archbishop of York has condemned an anti-homosexuality bill going through parliament in Uganda. Dr John Sentamu, who was born in the African country, said the laws being debated were "victimising". Under the plans gays and lesbians would be jailed for life if convicted of having sex, and gay people who had sex with a minor would be put to death. Dr Sentamu told the BBC the Anglican communion was committed to recognising that gay people were valued by God. Under the bill,...
  • Christianity's new centres of power

    12/31/2009 1:42:52 PM PST · by NYer · 7 replies · 556+ views
    Holy Post ^ | December 31, 2009 | Ron Nurwisah
    It is a vision most mainstream Canadian church leaders can only dream of: Sunday mornings in which parishioners dance and sing through three-hour services. Seminaries overflowing and unable to keep up with demand for pastors as the number of the newly baptized rises. The dream is a reality in such places as Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda, where there is an explosion in Christianity. In the past decade, this demographic surge has started to spill out of Africa, as well as Asia and Latin America, in the form of missionaries to the West, a trend influencing everything from styles of worship...
  • Homosexuality forms bulk of Xmas sermons (Uganda)

    12/26/2009 8:44:50 AM PST · by markomalley · 3 replies · 539+ views
    The Monitor ^ | 12//26/2009 | Mercy Nalugo, Ephraim Kasozi, Juliet Kigongo, Lominda Afedraru, Joseph Mazige & Flavia Lanyero
    Religious leaders yesterday condemned homosexuality as they led thousands of Christians in prayers to mark Christmas Day. Bishop of Kampala Archdiocese Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, who led celebrations at Rubaga Cathedral, told hundreds of Christians that homosexuality is immoral and forbidden. “The Catholic bishops of Uganda applaud the government’s effort to protect families and the church teachings remain clear. Homosexuality acts are immoral and evil and are against the divine laws of nature,” he said. He added: “The church condemns homosexuality because we were created in God’s image and we must remain that.”The archbishop attacked donors whom he accused of forcing...
  • Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill Draws Evangelical Opposition

    12/21/2009 4:49:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies · 1,066+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 12/21/2009 | Lillian Kwon
    A Ugandan legislator who proposed the highly contested Anti-Homosexuality Bill insists the measure is being misconstrued. "There has been a distortion in the media that we are providing death for gays. That is not true," ruling party MP David Bahati said on BBC. "When a homosexual defiles a kid of less than 18 years old, we are providing a penalty for this." The bill, which is currently being debated by a parliamentary committee, has drawn global attention from gay rights advocates and religious leaders alike, many of whom are condemning the legislation for promoting hatred and handing down severe penalties...
  • I'm not surprised Evangelical Christianity is on the rise

    12/14/2009 8:38:50 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 4 replies · 443+ views
    Telegraph Blogs ^ | December 14th, 2009 | Ed West
    Life is full of ironies. Europe’s immigration revolution was caused by two major developments, and both had hugely ironic results. Europe’s Holocaust complex and sense of self-hatred following the Nazi horror led to a reactive obsession with racism as the ultimate evil, which led, ironically, to large-scale immigration from among the most anti-Semitic countries on earth, widespread “anti-Zionism” in Europe, and an increase in hate crimes against Jews across the continent. The second factor was the sexual revolution, the decline of church attendance, the invention of the Pill, the 1967 Abortion Act and the increase in female employment, which caused...
  • Islamic Extremists Kill Somali Church Leader

    11/17/2009 4:30:25 PM PST · by Cindy · 16 replies · 887+ views
    ASSIST NEWS SERVICE ^ | Monday, November 16, 2009 | Jeremy Reynalds
    Monday, November 16, 2009 Islamic Extremists Kill Somali Church Leader Thirteenth Christian Assassinated This Year By Jeremy Reynalds Correspondent for ASSIST News Service WASHINGTON, D.C. (ANS) -- A human rights group has learned that members of al-Shabab (a Somali Islamic extremist group) have killed yet another leader of an underground church in the Somalia capital of Mogadishu. Washington-based International Christian Concern (ICC), reported that on Oct. 10, Pastor Ali Hussein Weheliye was returning home from a worship service when two masked members of al-Shabab ambushed and shot him. He was later taken to Darful Shifa Hospital where he died of...
  • Somalia: A Country with no Christians?

    11/07/2009 1:21:18 AM PST · by bogusname · 6 replies · 754+ views
    CBN ^ | November 02, 2009 | Craig von Buseck
    Where is the hardest place in the world to be a Christian citizen? North Korea, perhaps? Saudi Arabia? According to Lars Widerberg of Intercessor's Network, it is the nation of Somalia. There are thought to be no more than a thousand Christians in a resident population of 8 million people, with perhaps a few thousand more in the diaspora. The Islamist Shabab militia, which controls most of southern Somalia, is dedicated to hunting these remaining Christians down and eliminating every one of them. Christian men attend mosques on Fridays, so as not to arouse suspicion. Bibles are kept hidden. There...