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  • In west Africa, Trump — not Obama — a beacon of hope

    02/25/2017 2:36:04 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 24, 2017 | Maudlyne Ihejirika
    ACCRA, Ghana — Good riddance Barack Obama. And welcome Donald Trump. Surprisingly, that’s the view of many people in this western African nation, which is 78 percent Christian and 11 percent Muslim. “Of course we all supported the first black president of the United States. But along the line, we were disappointed,” said the Rev. Dr. John B. Ghartey, general secretary of Ghana’s Assemblies of God Church, speaking at a roundtable with religious leaders here in Ghana’s capital. “The expectation was so high. First of all, he’s black. Secondly, he professed to be a Christian. There were certain values we...
  • BREAKING: LGBT activists defeat African nations in major victory at UN

    11/21/2016 6:13:55 PM PST · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Lifesite ^ | 11/21/16 | Lisa Bourne
    LGBT activists were handed a victory at the United Nations today when an effort to thwart the first special U.N. independent “expert” overseeing LGBT issues failed. In a lead up to what LGBT activists considered the most important vote by the UN regarding their agenda in years, the UN General Assembly’s human rights committee further paved the way for a controversial new UN post to enforce special new rights based upon the sexual preference and behavior of individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT). An African Group of 54 nations had challenged the legality of the...
  • BIBLE PROPHECY REVEALED AUGUST 7, 2016 - NEW BOKO HARAM LEADER TO KILL EVERY CHRISTIAN (video)

    08/07/2016 2:04:13 PM PDT · by Lera · 2 replies
    Calvary Melbourne Australia ^ | AUGUST 7, 2016 | Pastor Andrew Russell
    Facebook deletes Israel from the list of Olympic participants .... Anti-Semitism in the UK is the highest since 2009 and the Gaza conflict .... Israel bitterly rejects Obama's claim how it backs now the Iran deal .... The new leader of Boko Haram, who is associated with ISIS, makes a vow to kill every Christian and blow up every church .... Obama will reach next month's target of letting 10,000 Syrian refugees, all Sunni Muslims, into the country .... Clinton got millions from the world's biggest Sharia Law education firm .... Muslim Brotherhood members are part of the Obama administration...
  • New Boko Haram Leader Vows to Bomb Every Church, Kill All Christians

    08/07/2016 1:29:37 PM PDT · by Lera · 16 replies
    christianpost ^ | August 5, 2016 | Samuel Smith
    The Islamic State is trying to change up the leadership of Nigerian-based Boko Haram and has appointed a new leader who is vowing to bomb churches and kill all Christians. IS (also known as ISIS or ISIL) announced Wednesday in its al-Nabaa newspaper that Abu Musab al-Barnawi is the new leader of its Nigerian-affiliated outfit, calling him the "Wali" (governor) of its West African Province. In an interview published by the IS news source that was translated by the SITE Intelligence Group, al-Barnawi vowed to kill less Muslims and more Christians. Under the leadership of Abubakar Shekau, Boko Haram has...
  • African cardinal rebukes Cardinal Marx’s call for apology to homosexuals

    06/29/2016 8:28:40 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 25 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 28, 2016 | Claire Chretien
    In a pithy tweet on Saturday, a prominent South African cardinal rebuked German Cardinal Reinhard Marx’s claim that the Church should “apologize” to homosexuals. “God help us! Next we’ll have to apologise for teaching that adultery is a sin! Political Correctness (PC) is today’s major heresy!” Cardinal Wilfrid Fox Napier tweeted. Napier posted his tweet in response to African pro-life and pro-family activist Obianuju Ekeocha, the founder of Culture of Life Africa, who tweeted an Irish Times article about Marx’s comments. Marx, the Archbishop of Munich and Freising, said that up until “very recently” the Catholic Church had been “very...
  • Desmond Tutu's daughter: 'painful' to give up ministry after marrying woman

    06/09/2016 6:46:44 AM PDT · by Cronos · 36 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9 June 2016 | Harriet Sherwood
    For someone who is in love and recently married, a wedge of “very odd pain” is lodged in Mpho Tutu van Furth’s heart. It is caused by the South African Anglican church’s refusal to allow the daughter of one of the world’s best known Christian leaders to continue to work as a priest after she married the person with whom she has pledged to share the rest of her life: a woman. “It was hard for me to give up my [priest’s] licence, it felt incredibly sad,” Tutu van Furth – whose father, Desmond Tutu, won the Nobel peace prize...
  • Passenger says Muslims protected Christians in Islamist attack on Kenyan bus

    12/22/2015 5:12:10 AM PST · by grundle · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 21, 2015 | Joseph Akwiri
    MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) – Somali Islamist militants sprayed a Kenyan bus with bullets on Monday, killing two people, but a passenger said he and fellow Muslims defied demands from the attackers to help identify Christians traveling with them. The attack took place in Mandera, in northeast Kenya. A year ago, al Shabaab gunmen stormed a Nairobi-bound bus in the same area and killed 28 non-Muslim passengers execution-style. Abdi Mohamud Abdi, a Muslim who was among the passengers in Monday’s incident, told Reuters that more than 10 al Shabaab militants boarded the bus and ordered the Muslim passengers to split away...
  • Kenyan Muslims shield Christians in Mandera bus attack

    12/21/2015 1:13:14 PM PST · by bigdaddy45 · 64 replies
    A group of Kenyan Muslims travelling on a bus ambushed by Islamist gunmen protected Christian passengers by refusing to be split into groups, according to eyewitnesses. They told the militants "to kill them together or leave them alone", a local governor told Kenyan media. At least two people were killed in the attack, near the north-eastern village of El Wak on the Somali border. The Somali based al-Shabab group says it carried out the attack.
  • German Bishops’ Conference Says Church in Africa Growing Only Because of Ignorance and Poverty

    11/29/2015 7:06:15 PM PST · by ebb tide · 23 replies
    The Stream ^ | November 28, 2015 | First Things
    Björn Odendahl, an editor at Katholisch.de, writes the following in the course of commenting on the Pope’s plans for Africa in a piece entitled “The Romantic, Poor Church”: So also in Africa. Of course the Church is growing there. It grows because the people are socially dependent and often have nothing else but their faith. It grows because the educational situation there is on average at a rather low level and the people accept simple answers to difficult questions(of faith) [sic]. Answers like those that Cardinal Sarah of Guinea provides. And even the growing number of priests is a result...
  • Gays fail once more at UN, abortion language also rolled back

    11/27/2015 7:37:01 PM PST · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Lifesite ^ | 11/27/15 | Stefano Gennarini, J.D.
    A paragraph about sex education in a resolution on the rights of children stalled debate in the General Assembly on Tuesday and forced a vote on the resolution, which has traditionally been adopted consensually. Europeans and Latin Americans sponsoring the resolution could not be swayed, and insisted throughout the weeks leading up to the vote that the resolution on children must contain a specific prescription for “comprehensive evidence-based education on human sexuality,” and no alternative would satisfy them. Delegations implored the sponsors of the resolution to show “sensitivity” and to recognize the lack of consensus to no avail as they...
  • African Bishops Keep Fighting the Good Fight

    08/24/2015 3:05:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 8/24/15 | Ryan Fitzgerald
    African bishops continue to fight for life, marriage and family in their country. Following a pro-life rally that drew more than 1,000 supporters, the Ghana Catholic Bishops' Conference (GCBC) issued a statement resolving to resist evils such as abortion, population control, adulterous remarriages, promiscuity and sodomy. 1. Every human being is created in the image and likeness of God (Gen. 1:26–27). Human life is God's gift and this life begins at conception. Thus, every nation, every institution, every man and woman must respect, protect and uphold the dignity and sanctity of every human life from the moment of conception until...
  • Archbishop of Lagos lauds Buhari for rejecting same sex marriage

    08/09/2015 8:27:20 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Vanguard ^ | 8/05/15
    Lagos – The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Adewale Martins on Tuesday praised President Muhammadu Buhari for dissociating Nigeria from same sex marriage. Martins, who spoke at the 3rd anniversary of his ordination and installation as the Archbishop of Lagos held at the Holy Cross Cathedral, Lagos, said that Buhari’s rejection of same sex marriage on behalf of Nigeria indicated that he was a responsive leader. “About a week ago, the President won the applause of most Nigerians when during his visit to the United States he made it clear that Nigeria considers same sex union as contrary to...
  • Obama pledges gay rights push in Africa

    07/24/2015 6:40:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 24, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama said he will voice support for gay rights during his Friday trip to Africa, despite warnings from some leaders to steer clear of the issue. In an interview with the BBC on Thursday, Obama said he has delivered a "blunt" message on gay rights to African leaders in the past and the topic will be "front and center" when he visits Kenya and Ethiopia.
  • Kenyan Pastors to Obama: Don't Bring 'The Gay Talk' Here

    07/23/2015 5:01:30 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 10 replies
    CBN News ^ | July 22, 2015 | George Thomas
    NAIROBI, Kenya -- President Barack Obama heads to Kenya this week for a global economic summit. It will be Obama's first visit as president to his father's homeland. While some hope the trip will bring closer ties between our two countries, there's one subject many Kenyans don't want the president to talk about: gay rights and same-sex marriage. The streets are already buzzing in anticipation of his arrival, with polls showing Obama enjoys widespread popularity among Kenyans. "I think this is a guy who really appreciates his roots," said one resident of the capital city. "Because he is our brother,...
  • 2 pastors in Sudan face death over Christian faith

    06/02/2015 1:23:52 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/26/15 | Lisa Daftari
    Two Christian pastors from South Sudan who traveled north to Sudan and were arrested on charges of spying could face the death penalty when their trial begins next week, according to their attorneys. Yat Michael Ruot and Peter Yein Reith, both Presbyterian pastors from the breakaway Christian nation of South Sudan, are being held by Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services on charges of undermining the constitution and espionage. Their supporters say their arrest and pending trial is just the latest effort by the militant Islamist government in Khartoum to stamp out Christianity.
  • Pastor, More than 70 Christians Killed in Plateau State, Nigeria

    05/19/2015 3:18:55 PM PDT · by detective · 7 replies
    Right Side News ^ | May 14, 2015
    Gunmen killed a church pastor and more than 70 other Christians in Plateau state in the past month, sources said. Setting fire to church buildings and houses in attacks that continued this week, Fulani Muslim herdsmen on May 2 killed the Rev. Luka Gwom of the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) in the town of Foron, Barkin Ladi Local Government Area (LGA).
  • Hundreds of Kenyan pastors to Obama: Stop preaching homosexuality

    05/17/2015 12:21:15 PM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies
    onenewsnow.com ^ | May 17, 2015 | Michael F. Haverluck
    Hundreds of Kenyan pastors have had enough of President Barack Obama’s aggressive push for African nations to forsake their religious convictions and fully embrace homosexual behavior and same-sex “marriage.”The Evangelical Alliance of Kenya, comprised of 700 pastors, welcomes Obama to visit their nation this summer — provided he stop pressuring Kenyans to forsake their religious convictions by endorsing the homosexual lifestyle. “President Barack Obama is welcome to visit Kenya this summer — but please, leave the preaching to us,” the ecumenical coalition of religious leaders proclaimed. Bishop Mark Kariuki, a megachurch pastor who advises some 700 pastors as the leader...
  • 'No Room' For Gays in Kenya, Says Deputy President

    05/04/2015 5:16:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    Kenya's deputy president has said there is "no room" for homosexuality in Kenyan society, a widely-shared view in African countries that puts their leaders at odds with Western aid donors who back gay rights. William Ruto made the remarks at a church service on Sunday, the day U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived for talks. The United States has been at the forefront of calls for gay rights in Africa and criticizes anti-gay laws on the continent. "The Republic of Kenya is a republic that worships God. We have no room for gays and those others," Ruto told a...
  • ISIS slaughters 30 Christians on beach in Libya

    04/20/2015 9:19:47 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | April 20, 2015
    Terrorists release propaganda video showing two massacres of Christians from Ethiopia ISIS has released another video depicting the slaughter of Christians in Libya, showing footage of two massacres in which 30 Ethiopian Christians were killed.Before the executions a masked militant said: “To the nation of the cross, we’re back again… Muslim blood that was shed under the hands of your religion is not cheap.”“We swear to Allah … you will not have safety even in your dreams until you embrace Islam,” he added.Later a militant with a Yemeni accent said: “Those who convert to Islam are safe. Those who...
  • laughter On The Beach: ISIS Behead And Shoot Ethiopian Christians In Sickening New Propaganda Video

    04/19/2015 10:28:50 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 12 replies
    Daily Mail(UK) ^ | April 19, 2015 | LYDIA WILLGRESS
    Slaughter On The Beach: ISIS Behead And Shoot Ethiopian Christians In Sickening New Propaganda Video Video seems to show militants in Libya holding one group of at least 16 captive on a beach and 12 others in a desert Before the killings a masked fighter in black brandishes a pistol as he vows to kill Christians if they do not convert Ethiopia unable to confirm its citizens were killed by militants in the footage but condemned the 'atrocious act' It comes two months after 21 Egyptian Christians were beheaded by extremists in a similar video from Libya By LYDIA WILLGRESS...