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  • Christianity No Longer a Religion, Says Turkish Minister

    09/04/2014 7:38:59 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 22 replies
    Hurriyet Daily News ^ | 9/414 | Doğan News Agency
    Christianity has ceased to be a religion but has become a culture of its own, Turkish Environment and Urbanism Minister Erdoğan Bayraktar said at a recent conference hosted by the ruling Justice and Development Party's (AKP) Women's Group. "The biggest three countries in the world are not Muslim countries. China, India – only the U.S. believes in a single God. Spirituality and religious feelings are weakening," Bayraktar said.
  • Turkish minister: Christianity no longer a religion

    09/03/2014 2:58:54 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 54 replies
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | September 3, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    There are 2.5 billion Christians in the world, Bayraktar said. Christianity is no longer a religion. Its a culture now. But that is not what a religion is like. A religion teaches; it is a form of life that gives one peace and happiness. That is what they want to turn [Islam] into as well. In other words, he is telling his audience to be on guard against those who try to water down, or should we say moderate, the teachings of Islam.
  • Italians Are Getting Tired of Muslim Invasion

    08/24/2014 5:10:05 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 17 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 23 August 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    A small but significant story comes from Italy. Adel Smith, born in Alexandria, Egypt, son of an Italian father and Egyptian mother and living in Ofena, a little town in the central Italian region of Abruzzi, has just died at 54 from a serious illness. The reason why he is remembered is his constant attacks against Christianity, which this Muslim man probably believed to be an easy target in the current secularist climate. In 2003, his intolerance for Christian objects in public buildings prompted him to request the removal of all Christian symbols, including crosses, from the primary school...
  • ACLJ Files Lawsuit On Behalf of Student Denied College Admission Because of His Faith

    04/23/2014 9:55:02 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 43 replies
    http://aclj.org ^ | april 22, 2014
    Late yesterday afternoon, ACLJfiled a lawsuiton behalf of Brandon Jenkins against officials of The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) in Maryland for denying Brandon admission to its Radiation Therapy Program in part due to his expression of religious beliefs. As one faculty member explained to Brandon, on behalf of CCBC, the field [of radiation therapy] is not the place for religion." Brandon first applied for admission to the Radiation Therapy Program in April 2013. He met the standards of a competitive candidate and scored the maximum points allowed during his observation. During the interview process, college officials asked Brandon,...
  • The New Pagan Religions that Built Nazism

    01/16/2014 9:24:40 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 22 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 16 January 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    This is the second article of a series of three. There are many variations within neopaganism, deriving from the fact that it collects a large number of geographically diverse faiths with some common threads, but all neopagans agree on one crucial point: Christianity must be, if it is not already, defeated. As showed in the first article of this series, Hitler's Neopaganism and Anti-Christianity, and in anthropologist and historian Karla Poewe's book New Religions and the Nazis (Amazon USA) (Amazon UK) , being neopagan in the 1920s and 1930s was deeply linked to opposition to the Jewish-Christian tradition. The...
  • Hitler's Neopaganism and Anti-Christianity

    01/15/2014 2:25:15 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 12 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 15 January 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    The deliberate lie in the matter of religion was introduced into the world by Christianity... Let it not be said that Christianity brought man the life of the soul, for that evolution was in the natural order of things... The best thing is to let Christianity die a natural death... When understanding of the universe has become widespread... Christian doctrine will be convicted of absurdity... Christianity has reached the peak of absurdity... And that's why someday its structure will collapse... The only way to get rid of Christianity is to allow it to die little by little... Christianity is...
  • Support for Christianity Should Not Alienate People

    11/07/2013 4:24:45 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 3 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 8 November 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    This article is the first part of a reply to the comments on my speech What is Uniquely Good about Western Civilisation Derives from Christianity. Most of them have been positive, in agreement with what I said. This is something we should take more notice of. Militant atheists and anti-Christian people are very vocal, but they only represent a minority of ordinary people's views. Very few persons have disagreed with my speech. One commenter, though, has sent me observations that, as well as highly critical of the position I take there - even to the point of suggesting that...
  • Balkan former guerrillas join Syria rebels

    AFP, Pristina Some fought as guerrillas during the bloody Balkans wars of the 1990s, battling powerful tanks and artillery. Others grew up under the influence of radical Islam that has gained ground in poverty-hit areas in the Balkan countries and regions populated by Muslims. Today, both experienced fighters and their younger followers are leaving the Balkans to join Syrian rebels on the front line. Many return home in body bags with their families often unaware they had even joined the fight. Migena Maliqaj, an Albanian, had not heard from her husband Halil since November, when he told her he was...
  • Putin urges international community to resist repressions against Christians

    The rights of religious minorities, including Christians, are being infringed all over the planet and humanity must take measures to stop such instances, Vladimir Putin said at the meeting with Orthodox Christian leaders in Moscow. In many of the Worlds regions, especially in the Middle East and in North Africa inter-confessional tensions are mounting and the rights of religious minorities are infringed, including Christians and Orthodox Christians, the Russian President noted, adding that such conflicts could lead to the most serious consequences. Putin called for immediate measures to prevent such situations. He added that Russia has tremendous experience in reaching...
  • The Rise of a Counterfeit Christianity

    04/11/2013 11:16:18 PM PDT · by DouglasKC · 213 replies
    The Church Jesus Built ^ | Various | United Church of God
    The Rise of a Counterfeit Christianity Christ gave an ominous warningthat many would come in His name, teaching a different message that would deceive many. They would create a counterfeit of true Christianity, starting a religion that would largely supplant the true Church. "Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name . . . and will deceive many" (Matthew 24:4-5). Jesus Christ told His apostles to make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in His name. Most people who are familiar with the Bible realize that those apostles zealously embarked on that mission. Their...
  • (Gov Rick) Perry: Obama Engaging in 'Spiritual Warfare'

    09/21/2012 5:29:16 AM PDT · by xzins · 42 replies
    News Max ^ | 20 Sep 2012 | Alec Weisman
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is accusing President Barack Obama of engaging in spiritual warfare and is urging Christian voters to send a message to Washington that our nation is about more than some secular laws and activist courts." According to the Austin American-Statesman, the Republican made the claim in a conference call with evangelicals Tuesday, in which he warned that the "spiritual warfare," as he put it, "may be growing stronger as President Obama and his cronies in Washington continue their effort to remove any trace of religion from American life." He added, "It falls on us [as] Christian warriors,...
  • Whos a Christian?

    02/24/2012 7:36:59 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 46 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | Feb. 24, 2012 | Jerry Todd, staff writer
    Progressives like to start Alinskyite argument[s] among free men and women to exploit their arguments of who is truly Christian. .in the process, they obfuscate their own Baal worship with its child sacrifice, obsession with feces and worship of death. As a lifelong Catholic, I have stood the stones and arrows of fundamentalists and evangelicals accusing me and my faith as not being Christian. 2000 years of surviving one heresy after another and an infinite number of differences of opinion, I suspect God is working out his Covenant plan in spite of us. As a (very) amateur theologian, I am...
  • US to use foreign aid to promote gay rights

    12/06/2011 9:45:30 AM PST · by Enosh · 9 replies
    WASHINGTON The Obama administration is announcing a wide-ranging effort to use U.S. foreign aid to promote rights for gays and lesbians abroad, including combating attempts by foreign governments to criminalize homosexuality. In a memorandum issued Tuesday, President Barack Obama directed U.S. agencies working abroad, including the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development, to use foreign aid to assist gays and lesbians who are facing human rights violations. And he ordered U.S. agencies to improve protections for gay and lesbian refugees and asylum seekers. Our deep commitment to advancing the human rights of all people is strengthened...
  • Christian electrician refuses to remove palm cross, faces sack

    04/22/2011 3:59:44 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 13 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Wed Apr 20, 2011 | Hilary White
    WAKEFIELD, UK, April 20, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - 64 year-old Colin Atkinson from West Yorkshire, is a Christian and also an electrician who works for a non-profit group Wakefield District Housing (WDH), and in fifteen years in his position he never thought for a moment that the two would clash. But now he is facing the sack for the offence of keeping a palm leaf, folded into the shape of a cross, on the rear view mirror of the company van he drives. The palm cross, a common souvenir from the Palm Sunday services that were held throughout the Christian...
  • The Atonement of Jesus Christ Introduction

    04/13/2011 10:11:56 AM PDT · by K-Ben-K · 32 replies
    Reasoning with the Critics ^ | 04/10/2011 | Timothy Berman
    Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to do exactly that. To present valid, objective, and sound reason to the true position of the Atonement and efficacy of the Cross in the Latter-day Saint believers life. Fully answering the false charge that Latter-day Saints find the Cross repugnant and deny the power of the atonement of Christ. As we have seen here, the development of the criticism presented in Hulses paper on the Mormon teaching of Christs atonement is not a true representation of the actual doctrine itself. Despite what Hulse claims. The reality is that we have seen exactly...
  • City Where Arabs Predominate Limits Christian Preaching

    04/01/2011 8:41:29 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 21 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 04/01/2011 | STEVE WEATHERBE
    DEARBORN, Mich. — First, the Catholic-run Thomas More Law Center won acquittals for four evangelical Protestant missionaries jailed for disturbing the peace at an Arab festival in Dearborn, Mich., last year. Now, the center has sued the city of Dearborn, its mayor, chief of police and 17 police officers, along with the American Arab Chamber of Commerce on the missionaries’ behalf. “We’re all Catholics at the center,” said Thomas More’s chief trial counsel, Robert Muise. “But most of our clients are Protestants, because they tend to be more aggressive in asserting their First Amendment rights.” That’s for sure. At times,...
  • Video: Joseph Smith, prophet of the restoration (REAL Mormon / LDS)

    04/01/2011 7:37:54 AM PDT · by Paragon Defender · 123 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xVw6PsSinI People around the world now have a new way to learn about Joseph Smith, the founder and first president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A film called Joseph Smith: The Prophet of the Restoration is now available online, marking the first time the Church has shared a full-length film on the Internet.
  • Arab Christians face political Islam threat-official says

    10/11/2010 9:12:20 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Oct 11, 2010 | Deepa Babington
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The rise of political Islam in the Middle East poses a threat to Christians in the Arab world and must be faced down together, a senior Roman Catholic official told a synod of Catholic bishops on Monday. At the two week meeting to debate how to protect minority communities in the region and encourage harmony with Muslims, the Catholic Coptic Patriarch of Alexandria, Antonios Naguib, also said that attacks against Christians were on the rise due to growing fundamentalism in the region. "Since 1970, we have witnessed the rise of political Islam in the region, consisting...
  • [Vernon] Florida man fights to stop pre-game prayers at Pee Wee football league [Wee Weed up?]

    09/30/2010 8:50:09 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 12 replies
    CNA ^ | Vernon, Fla., Sep 30, 2010
    www.catholicnewsagency.com Florida man fights to stop pre-game prayers at Pee Wee football league Vernon, Fla., Sep 30, 2010 / 08:17 pm (CNA).- A Florida man has asked a city council to end a Pee Wee football games pregame prayer tradition, claiming that the four-year-old custom violates his and his sons First Amendment rights because the games are played on public land.On Monday Louie Fromm, an assistant coach for the Holmes County Pee Wee Football Association, formally asked the Vernon, Florida City Council to end the practice, Fox News reports.League officials say they are a private organization that takes no...
  • Local Christian Book Stores Name [In Kittanning, Pa.] Called Offensive"

    09/29/2010 9:18:07 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 20 replies
    The Kittanning Paper ^ | September 29, 2010 | KP NewsDesk
    HomePlace A Classified AdSubmit EditorialSubmit AnnouncementToday’s EditionAbout UsCirculationContact Us Local Christian Book Store’s Name Called “Offensive” Christian Book and Gift Shop owner Don Toy (right) told host David Croyle that his store was rejected by an advertising agency because the name “Christian” is offensive. The owner of Kittanning’s only Christian book store said he was denied advertising on a restaurant menu because the name “Christian” is offensive.Reverend Don Toy, owner of the Christian Book and Gift Shop, appeared on last night’s Talk of the Town program on Family-Life TV, to describe a national movement against Christianity that has made...
  • Churches Vandalized, Ransacked, and Threatened with Disruption

    05/28/2010 5:58:35 AM PDT · by massmike · 12 replies · 504+ views
    christianpost.com ^ | 05/28/2010 | Alliance Defense Fund
    The past week produced more evidence that attacks against churches are on the rise-at least three churches suffered property destruction or threatened disruption. As usual, they were conservative churches that take a stand on moral issues that were abused. In Fort Wayne, Indiana, a group called "Bash Back" broke into an Evangelical church and spray painted "666" and other messages on a church van and garage door, poured oil over books and other items, and stole valuable construction equipment. ("Bash Back" is the same group that ADF is currently suing on behalf of Mount Hope Church in Michigan, after they...
  • Bishop fined for urging faithful to vote according to Catholic teachings

    05/10/2010 8:46:04 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 6 replies · 174+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | San Jos, Costa Rica, May 10, 2010
    www.catholicnewsagency.com Costa Rica Bishop fined for urging faithful to vote according to Catholic teachings San Jos, Costa Rica, May 10, 2010 / 11:53 am (CNA).- Costa Ricas Electoral Supreme Court has ordered Bishop Jose Francisco Ulloa to pay damages for encouraging the faithful to cast their votes in manner consistent with Catholic teachings.The bishop made his comments during a Mass on September 6, 2009, amidst the presidential campaign season and the debate over abortion and homosexual rights. Yeudy Blanco Vega of the Movement for a Secular State argued the bishop violated article 28 of the Costa Rican constitution which...
  • Comedy Central 'delights in bashing Christians,' charges Bill Donohue

    05/07/2010 5:29:46 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 12 replies · 334+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | New York City, N.Y., May 7, 2010
    www.catholicnewsagency.com Comedy Central 'delights in bashing Christians,' charges Bill Donohue New York City, N.Y., May 7, 2010 / 06:10 am (CNA).- In response to reports that Comedy Central is considering running a cartoon series on Jesus Christ, Bill Donohue charged that the controversial network delights in bashing Christians, and recalled Comedy Central's recent efforts to ensure the removal content offensive to Muslims. The proposed half hour episodes of the show JC depict Christ as a regular guy who moves to New York to get away from his father's enormous shadow, Fox News reported. The dad is portrayed as a...
  • Four dead after terrorist attack near Mosul targets buses of Christian students

    05/04/2010 8:30:33 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 2 replies · 185+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | Mosul, Iraq, May 4, 2010
    www.catholicnewsagency.com Four dead after terrorist attack near Mosul targets buses of Christian students Archbishop Nona and Bishop Shlemon Warduni. Mosul, Iraq, May 4, 2010 / 04:17 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A Sunday terrorist attack against a column of buses taking young Christian students to Mosul killed four and injured 171, at least 17 seriously. Christians were shocked by the attack, warning that delayed election results have worsened security.The Chaldean Archbishop of Mosul Emil Shimoun Nona confirmed the news to SIR on Monday.He said the attack began with an explosion, followed by the detonation of a car bomb parked on the...
  • Archbishop Warns of Civil Unrest in Wake of UK Court Ruling against Christian Counselor

    05/02/2010 5:07:54 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 10 replies · 598+ views
    Life Site News ^ | LONDON, April 30, 2010
    Friday April 30, 2010 Archbishop Warns of Civil Unrest in Wake of UK Court Ruling against Christian Counselor By Peter J. SmithLONDON, April 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) The clash between Christians and the state has intensified, with a UK court now having upheld the dismissal of a Christian psychologist who refused to give advice on sexual intimacy to homosexual couples - a decision the former Canterbury Archbishop Lord Carey has denounced as a prelude to civil unrest between Christians and the secular government.Gary McFarlane, 48, a Bristol solicitor, father of two, and evangelical Christian, had worked part-time as a...
  • Updated: McDonnell lifts ban on State Police troopers referring to Jesus in public prayers

    04/29/2010 8:36:52 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 7 replies · 260+ views
    WP ^ | April 28, 2010 | Anita Kumar
    After months of lobbying by conservative activists, Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) has quietly reversed a policy banning Virginia State Police troopers from referring to Jesus Christ in public prayers. McDonnell this afternoon sent Col. W. Steven Flaherty, the State Police superintendent, to tell the nine troopers who serve as chaplains about the change in policy. "The Governor does not believe the state should tell chaplains of any faith how to pray,'' McDonnell spokesman Tucker Marin said. "Religious officials of all faiths should be allowed to pray according to the dictates of their own conscience, and in accordance with their faith...
  • CDU chastens new Muslim minister for mooting school crucifix ban (How about that!)

    04/26/2010 9:09:18 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 7 replies · 421+ views
    The Local.de ^ | 26 Apr 10
    Sign up for the editor'sweekly newsletter CDU chastens new Muslim minister for mooting school crucifix ban Published: 26 Apr 10 17:20 CETOnline: http://www.thelocal.de/politics/20100426-26797.html Just one day before taking her post, Lower Saxonys new Social Minister Aygl zkan has apologised to her fellow Christian Democrats for starting a heated political debate by suggesting that crucifixes dont belong in German public schools. East German message in a bottle sender meets boy finder - Society (26 Apr 10)Integration official rejects call for school crucifix ban - National (26 Apr 10)NRW coalition shaky as parties turn on each other ahead of poll - Politics...
  • [German] Muslim minister-designate calls for state school crucifix ban

    04/24/2010 4:48:10 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 7 replies · 387+ views
    The Local.de ^ | 24 Apr 10
    The designated social minister in Lower Saxony Germanys first woman Muslim state minister has called for crucifixes to be removed from state schools, saying they have as little place there as headscarves. Christian symbols do not belong in state schools. School should be a neutral place, said Aygl zkan, who is a member of the conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and will be made Lower Saxony's social minister next week. She also stressed her support for the ban on headscarves in such schools as well as accepting that church schools would be an exception from a crucifix...
  • Religious freedom safeguards preserved by defeat of UK Equality Bill (God Answers Prayer!)

    01/27/2010 8:38:31 AM PST · by GonzoII · 1 replies · 172+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | London, England, Jan 27, 2010
    www.catholicnewsagency.com Religious freedom safeguards preserved by defeat of UK Equality Bill Archbishop Peter Smith of Cardiff London, England, Jan 27, 2010 / 03:21 am (CNA).- Religious freedom provisions safeguarding the rights of British churches and other religious employers to require that employees live according to their sexual ethics have been passed in the House of Lords despite repeated opposition from the Labour government. Before the amendment, critics of the proposed Equality Bill said it treated the rights of religious believers as secondary and could have forced churches to hire youth ministers who do not support Christian ethics.The Government claimed...
  • Homeschooling German family granted US asylum

    01/27/2010 8:25:24 AM PST · by GonzoII · 11 replies · 431+ views
    The Local.de ^ | 27 Jan 10
    A US court has granted asylum to an evangelical Christian family who fled Germany because they were not allowed to homeschool their children. An immigration judge in Nashville, Tennessee ruled that parents Uwe and Hannelore Romeike, and their five children, are free to stay in the US, where they have been since 2008, news agency AP reported late on Tuesday. The parents, who came from the state of Baden-Wrttemberg, allege they were persecuted for their faith and defiance of Germany's compulsory school attendance since those who do not comply face fines and jail time. According to Uwe Romeike, his family...
  • Prop. 8 trial witnesses make troubling attack on religion (chief obstacle) and Catholic teaching

    01/22/2010 5:31:25 AM PST · by GonzoII · 23 replies · 955+ views
    CatholicNewsAgency ^ | San Francisco, Calif., Jan 22, 2010
    www.catholicnewsagency.com Prop. 8 trial witnesses make troubling attack on religion and Catholic teaching Stanford University professor Gary Segura. San Francisco, Calif., Jan 22, 2010 / 07:17 am (CNA).- Court witnesses arguing against Californias Proposition 8 have described religious beliefs of those who believe marriage is between a man and a woman as biased and a chief obstacle to homosexuals political progress. The comments were part of a troubling attack on religion, Proposition 8 defenders say.Proposition 8, the successful 2008 California ballot issue that restored to state law the definition of marriage as a union between a man and a...
  • Brother viciously beaten in Dong Chiem, a parish under siege (Communists at it Again)

    01/21/2010 9:02:45 PM PST · by GonzoII · 3 replies · 280+ views
    Asia News ^ | 01/21/2010 | J.B. An Dang
    Brother viciously beaten in Dong Chiem, a parish under siege J.B. An Dang In a statement to be read in all churches until next Sunday, the archdiocese of Hanoi speaks of hundreds of police agents and soldiers forcibly blocking anyone who tries to reach the Dong Chiem parish church. Those who dare approach are threatened and can be arrested. Hanoi (AsiaNews) – Vietnamese authorities appear to have opted for a violent crackdown. In Dong Chiem parish, a man religious was viciously beaten (pictured), many people have been threatened, some arrested, whilst the local church is under siege, no one allowed...
  • Attacks in Malaysia designed to 'annihilate' Christians, warns Vatican official

    01/11/2010 12:32:42 PM PST · by GonzoII · 8 replies · 372+ views
    CNA ^ | Jan 11 2010
    www.catholicnewsagency.com Attacks in Malaysia designed to 'annihilate' Christians, warns Vatican official Rome, Italy, Jan 11, 2010 / 12:59 pm (CNA).- Archbishop Robert Sarah, secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples said last week that the recent attacks against Christians in Malaysia are designed to annihilate and reject those who believe in Christ. The archbishop made his statements on Vatican Radio after Muslim extremists firebombed four Christian churches on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. The attacks came after a controversy over whether to allow Catholics to use the term Allah, a traditional Malay word, in referring...
  • Christians in Britain Wondering Why Equality and Diversity Dont Apply to Them

    12/23/2009 7:51:59 AM PST · by GonzoII · 5 replies · 392+ views
    Lifesitenews ^ | Hilary White
    Tuesday December 22, 2009 Christians in Britain Wondering Why Equality and Diversity Dont Apply to Them By Hilary WhiteLONDON, December 22, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) Christians in the U.K. are continuing to warn that the governments planned equality legislation will drive Christian believers out of public life. The Christian Institute, Britains leading evangelical Christian lobby group, has issued a report titled Marginalising Christians, detailing the many recent cases of Christians who have been disciplined or lost work because of conflicts between faith and the government-sponsored and increasingly aggressive secularism.The governments recent equality and diversity laws, the group says, leave Christians...
  • Appeal to be Filed in Case of Photographer Fined for "Discrimination"

    12/17/2009 11:02:07 AM PST · by GonzoII · 26 replies · 1,237+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Thursday December 17, 2009
    Thursday December 17, 2009 Appeal to be Filed in Case of Photographer Fined for "Discrimination" ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., December 17, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Attorneys with the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) will appeal a New Mexico judge's decision to uphold a ruling by the New Mexico Civil Rights Commission against an Albuquerque photography company. The commission ruled that the company, run by a young Christian husband and wife, was guilty of "sexual orientation" discrimination under state antidiscrimination laws for declining to photograph a same-sex "commitment ceremony." "Christians in the marketplace should not be subject to predatory legal attacks for simply...
  • Pastor Boissoin Exonerated: Judge Rules Letter on Homosexuality Not "Hate" Speech

    12/05/2009 6:15:31 AM PST · by GonzoII · 6 replies · 610+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Friday December 4, 2009 | Thaddeus M. Baklinski
    Friday December 4, 2009 Pastor Boissoin Exonerated: Judge Rules Letter on Homosexuality Not "Hate" Speech By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiCALGARY, December 4, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Christian pastor who was hauled before the Alberta Human Rights Tribunal (AHRT) for writing a letter to the editor on homosexuality has been exonerated by a Court of Queen's Bench judge who ruled the letter was not a hate crime but legitimate expression allowed under freedom of speech.Pastor Stephen Boissoin told LifeSiteNews.com (LSN) that he was "overjoyed and relieved" that the lengthy, stressful and expensive seven year legal battle over his letter to the...
  • Bah! Humbug!: Town outlaws Merry Christmas sign

    12/01/2009 10:57:14 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies · 732+ views
    Lawrence Eagle Tribune ^ | December 2, 2009 | Crystal Bozek
    NORTH ANDOVER First it was the menorah on the town common. Now it's the Merry Christmas sign on the fire station. The town has put an end to a longtime holiday tradition ordering firefighters to take down their homemade Merry Christmas sign from outside the fire station after people complained. The sign had been up for a week before it was taken down Friday. Fire Chief William Martineau said the sign was made by firefighters some 50 years ago and was never an issue before. "I think Christmas is officially a religious holiday. But to all of us, it...
  • UK Christian Relationship Counselor Sacked for Opposing Same-sex Partnerings

    12/01/2009 9:06:27 AM PST · by GonzoII · 4 replies · 367+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Monday November 30, 2009 | Hilary White
    Monday November 30, 2009 UK Christian Relationship Counselor Sacked for Opposing Same-sex Partnerings By Hilary WhiteLONDON, November 30, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A Christian marriage counselor has joined the burgeoning ranks of those in the UK who have been sacked for their Christian religious beliefs. Gary McFarlane, a 48-year-old solicitor and part-time counselor with a relationship counseling charity, was sacked when he refused to endorse same-sex relationships as equivalent to those of heterosexual couples. McFarlane has lost his chance at appeal with the Employment Appeal Tribunal in which he claimed unfair dismissal and discrimination contrary to the Employment Equality (Religion...
  • Three Pastors: Life, Death, and Religion in Muslim Iran

    11/29/2009 9:40:57 AM PST · by GonzoII · 4 replies · 347+ views
    Insidecatholic.com ^ | 11/28/09 | Harold Fickett
    Three Pastors: Life, Death, and Religion in Muslim Iran In November 1993, not far from ancient Babylon, where Daniel was thrown into the lions' den and Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were pitched into Nebuchadnezzar's fiery furnace, the Rev. Mehdi Dibaj huddled in a Mazandaran Province prison cell praying about how he could defend himself from capital charges. A compactly built 60-year-old man, his short, salt-and-pepper hair bristled above dark, deep-set eyes and bunchy cheeks. His cell contained a cot, a hole-in-the-floor toilet, a line of small snapshots of his four children, and, under the high window that afforded light, a...
  • Man arrested for 'anti-Christian' mall disturbance

    11/11/2009 12:47:58 PM PST · by Nachum · 137 replies · 4,102+ views
    Danvilleweekly.com ^ | 11/11/09 | Emily West
    Police arrested 22-year-old Abdul Walid Hamid of Hayward on the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 4, after he reportedly tore a crucifix from a person's neck and scared others at Stoneridge Shopping Center. Hamid, an employee at a mall kiosk near Starbucks, has been charged with battery, terrorist threats and grand theft. According to reports, Hamid was yelling "Allah is power" and "Islam is great" while holding a pen in a fist over his head. Witnesses said he shouted anti-Christian comments, said police. Lt. Mike Elerick of the Pleasanton Police Department said the man was not provoked and didn't threaten violence,...
  • Homosexual blog forecasts violence against Christians

    11/10/2009 9:50:38 AM PST · by Woodland · 141 replies · 3,589+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | 11-10-19 | Pete Chagnon
    The FBI is investigating terrorism threats posted on a homosexual blog that appear to be aimed at Christians. Pro-family activists have drawn attention to a disturbing exchange on a homosexual blog run by Joe Jervis of New York. The exchange takes place between individuals named Fritz and Tex in the comment section of a blog discussing the Maine homosexual marriage defeat and pro-family activists Matt Barber of Liberty Counsel and Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth about Homosexuality. LaBarbera says the two commentators discussed carrying out acts of terrorism against Christians. "One guy [Fritz] sort of raises [the concept] and...
  • Catholic Martyrs of the Holocaust

    10/01/2009 7:37:11 AM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 22 replies · 1,015+ views
    This Rock, via CERC ^ | Nov 2008 | Matthew E. Bunsen
    By 1939, more than 10,000 Catholic schools had been closed and the Catholic boys and girls sent to Nazi public schools for indoctrination. Catholics are constantly confronted with the claims that Pope Pius XII was complicit in the Holocaust, that vast numbers of Catholics collaborated with Hitler's diabolical regime, and that Catholic priests, nuns, and bishops were ardent members of the Nazi Party and supporters of its policies. It is true that many Catholics turned a blind eye to the Holocaust, and others remained silent out of fear for their lives and the safety of their families. There were certainly...
  • In aftermath of Maine, gays step up their attacks on the Church

    11/05/2009 10:08:05 AM PST · by NYer · 59 replies · 2,133+ views
    American Papist ^ | November 5, 2009 | Thomas Peters
    Last night, by a comfortable margin of 53-47%, the citizens of Maine became the 31st state to vote down gay marriage (as has every single state that has given its citizens a chance to vote on the issue). Not surprisingly, the mainstream liberal press is beside itself with frustration, especially because it drives yet another nail in the "inevitability" and "wrong side of history" arguments we are often fed. As I wrote on National Review this morning, Maine voted for traditional marriage "despite it being a liberal state, despite a 2-1 funding disadvantage, despite aggressive legal action against traditional-marriage...
  • VULGAR CATHOLIC HALLOWEEN COSTUMES

    10/30/2009 6:12:26 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 18 replies · 1,087+ views
    catholicleague.org ^ | October 29, 2009 | Bill Donohue
    VULGAR CATHOLIC HALLOWEEN COSTUMES October 29, 2009Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on this seasons Halloween costumes:There are costumes depicting Jesus, priests, nuns, ministers, rabbis and imams, and most of them are innocuous. But there are two costumes that are vulgar, and, as usual, they are designed to offend Catholics: a priest with an erection and a pregnant nun, often sold as a pair. Some immigrant groups are upset about an illegal alien costume, but even those who are complaining dont say it is vulgar. A mere depiction of Muhammad in a Danish cartoon that was anything but vulgar...
  • San Diego County Apologizes For Ordering Stop To Home Bible Study

    06/05/2009 12:23:29 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 27 replies · 1,324+ views
    calcatholic.com ^ | June 5, 2009
    San Diego County officials agreed Wednesday to rescind a cease-and-desist order issued to a pastor holding a small Bible study in his home. In a letter to the pastor, the countys chief administrative officer apologized for the incident involving a code enforcement officer who issued the order after reportedly asking the pastors wife inappropriately probing questions about the study. The letter informed Pastor David Jones and his legal counsel Dean Broyles, president of the Western Center for Law & Policy, an Alliance Defense Fund allied organization, that the order was wrongfully issued and that the county would conduct a thorough...
  • Respect Is a Two-Way Street - Christians Suffer for Opposing Homosexuality

    06/01/2009 9:42:01 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 3 replies · 570+ views
    Zenit ^ | ROME, MAY 31, 2009 | Father John Flynn, LC
    The issue of legalizing same-sex marriages continues to be at the forefront of debate. On Tuesday the Californian Supreme Court upheld a referendum, Proposition 8, which modified the state constitution to restrict marriage to heterosexual couples. The referendum invalidated a previous decision by the state's Supreme Court that resulted in the legalization of same-sex marriage. In the weeks preceding the latest decision same-sex marriage was legalized in three states. As a result, five states now allow such marriages -- Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, Vermont and Iowa. As a May 27 article in the Washington Post pointed out, four of these states...
  • British Churches to be Forced to Hire Active Homosexual Youth Workers under Equality Bill

    05/22/2009 12:39:38 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 43 replies · 1,554+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | LONDON, May 21, 2009 | Hilary White
    Friday May 22, 2009 British Churches to be Forced to Hire Active Homosexual Youth Workers under Equality Bill By Hilary WhiteLONDON, May 21, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com ) - British churches will be forced to accept practicing homosexuals or "transsexuals" in positions as youth workers and similar roles, under upcoming equality legislation, the government has said. The Labour government's Equality Bill will prohibit churches from refusing to hire active homosexuals even if their religion holds such behavior to be sinful, said deputy equalities minister Maria Eagle.The legislation is due to come into force next year, and churches fear that it will...
  • Suit Claiming Teacher Insulted Christians May End Soon

    04/26/2009 5:01:15 AM PDT · by kellynla · 21 replies · 1,115+ views
    orange county register ^ | April 22, 2009 | SCOTT MARTINDALE
    MISSION VIEJO, CA A federal judge is expected to rule any day now on whether a high school history teacher accused of disparaging Christians in class violated the First Amendment and should be disciplined. Capistrano Valley High School teacher James Corbett, a 36-year educator, was sued in December 2007 by sophomore Chad Farnan for purportedly promoting hostility toward Christians and advocating "irreligion over religion" in violation of the First Amendment's establishment clause. The clause, which prohibits the government from making any law "respecting an establishment of religion," has been interpreted by U.S. courts to also prohibit government employees from...
  • Le Monde Responds to Massive TFP Protest: These Lambs of God Can Bite

    04/02/2009 10:21:59 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 2 replies · 930+ views
    Tradition Family and Property ^ | April 01 2009 | Luiz Srgio Solimeo
    Le Monde Responds to Massive TFP Protest: “These Lambs of God Can Bite” Reparation to Our Lord is heard: At 500 per hour, protest emails nearly bring Le Monde’s own server down Written by Luiz Sérgio Solimeo    Wednesday, April 01 2009   When the largest French newspaper Le Monde published a blasphemous cartoon ridiculing Our Lord Jesus Christ and spewing hatred against the Pope, the American Society for the Defense of Tradition Family and Property (TFP) and its America Needs Fatima campaign asked its friends and supporters to protest. The notoriously leftist newspaper hardly expected the flood of...
  • British Bigotry - State-sponsored Persecution of Christians Across the Pond

    03/31/2009 1:11:26 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 5 replies · 506+ views
    The Remnant ^ | 03/31/09 | Martin Blackshaw
    British Bigotry State-sponsored Persecution of Christians Across the Pond Martin Blackshaw REMNANT COLUMNIST, Scotland Ted Atkinson, the sort of chap the UK throws in prison these days (Posted 03/31/09 www.RemnantNewspaper.com) On March 4 this year, Catholic pensioner Ted Atkinson was imprisoned for 12 weeks for the crime of sending pro-life material to pro-abortionists. Unlike the national media furore sparked by Bishop Richard Williamsons Holocaust reductionism, however, the Atkinson case was passed over in relative silence since the mass murder he deploresthe killing of babies in the wombis generally supported by the media. I will come back to the particulars...