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  • “Printed In China”

    10/19/2013 8:58:48 AM PDT · by WXRGina · 30 replies
    For Freedom – Galatians 5:1 ^ | October 18, 2013 | Michael D. Day
    I recently bought a new Bible at my local Christian book store. I wanted to have something less bulky than my old study Bibles — something convenient in size for taking to church. Plus, the version I had been using was different from the version usually read in church, so looked for something in the right size, right translation, and hopefully in the right price range. What I found fit all my requirements. Or so I thought at the time. It came in a sealed paper and plastic package that prevented me from leafing through it before I purchased it,...
  • John Kerry Actually Praises Bible Banning Islamic Malaysia

    10/14/2013 9:50:15 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | October 14, 2013 | Janna Brock
    Nothing Secretary of State John Kerry does should surprise anyone anymore. But in praising Islamic Malaysia as a "multi-faith" model as something of a benchmark for balancing cultural diversity, he shows his true colors. He is a traitor to the United States just like his boss. Malaysia is nothing more than an Sunni Islamic fundamentalist country, where only those who belong to the recognized Islamic sect are not punished. Malaysia is no different than any other Islamic nation. ... Bibles are a direct threat to the Islamic faith and must be destroyed. Too, Hindu temples have been destroyed, and even...
  • Court Defends Right to Hand Out Bibles at Gay Pride Festival; 'Victory' for Religious Liberty

    09/17/2013 9:04:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/17/2013 | TYLER O'NEIL
    In what one organization is hailing as a "victory" for religious liberty, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Brian Johnson can distribute Bibles at the Twin Cities Pride Fest in Minneapolis, Minn. "It's a true victory" for religious liberty, Nate Kellum, chief counsel for the Center for Religious Expression (CRE), a nonprofit organization in Memphis, Tenn., dedicated entirely to the protection of religious speech, told The Christian Post on Monday. Lead counsel for the case, Kellum explained that Johnson "felt the need to preach the Gospel through handing out Bibles at his own cost." From 1998 to...
  • Court overturns rule limiting Bible distribution at gay pride festival

    09/17/2013 5:20:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    In a 2-1 decision, the 8th US Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the Minnesota Park Board’s restrictions on a local man’s distribution of Bibles during an annual gay pride festival. Brian Johnson, who sought to distribute the Bibles at the festival, said he “would ‘gladly hire a homosexual at my business if he/she could do the job,’ but expressed his belief that the Bible specifies homosexual conduct as a sin,” according to the decision. Johnson “elaborated that he tries to avoid the subject of homosexuality when passing out Bibles at the Festival, and he does not believe that homosexual...
  • Somali Pirates Capture 4 Americans.

    02/18/2011 7:06:25 PM PST · by Stayfrosty · 73 replies
    FOXNews ^ | 2-18-2011 | NA
    UNITED NATIONS -- Somalia's U.N. Mission said Friday that pirates hijacked a yacht carrying four U.S. citizens in the Indian Ocean off the Somali coast.
  • HHS Appeal Withdrawal Gives Temporary Relief to Bible Publisher

    05/08/2013 5:08:25 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 5/7/13 | Adelaide Mena
    Washington D.C., May 7, 2013 / 05:00 pm (CNA).- An Illinois-based Bible publisher has secured temporary relief from the federal contraception mandate after the Obama administration asked an appellate court to dismiss its challenge to a preliminary injunction. Matthew Bowman, senior legal counsel at Alliance Defending Freedom, which is defending the publisher, told CNA that the move indicates “that the government knows it is taking an extremist view against religious freedom, and it is afraid to defend that in court.” As a result of the court order, the Bible publisher will remain protected by a temporary injunction, and will therefore...
  • ‘I CLING TO MY BIBLE, GUNS,’ SAYS BLACK FEMALE SENATE HOPEFUL

    03/25/2013 1:10:00 AM PDT · by neverdem · 33 replies
    Human Events ^ | 3/24/2013 | Raquel Okyay
    Tennesee’s outspoken African American female Senate candidate in 2014 spoke to Guns & Patriots about gun rights, racism, and the Bill of Rights.“Gun control historically begins with blacks who were forbidden from owning guns,” said Brenda S. Lenard, a 2013 political science PhD candidate from the University of Tennessee and a resident of Kingston.“It was very easy for slave owners to keep and control blacks with gun control,” she said.The same thing is happening today, she said. “It is a slow process of gun confiscation.”It starts with certain groups of people, or certain types of rifles, and turns into...
  • George Washington's Bibles Coming to Historic Arkansas Museum

    01/30/2013 5:16:31 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 5 replies
    Arkansas Matters ^ | 1-28-13 | KARK 4 News
    The Historic Arkansas Museum will have two of George Washington's Bibles on display beginning Feb. 8. According to the museum's website, the Bible from the first president's inauguration will be on display for only two days, Feb. 8 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 9 from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The George Washington Family Bible will also be exhibited, but will be on display for a longer period of time.
  • Home

    11/16/2001 1:21:42 PM PST · by AndrewSshi · 10 replies · 626+ views
    The New Republic ^ | November 15, 2001 | Elizabeth Rubin
    "Hurry hurry hurry. We can destroy the enemy. Advance." "Hit hit hit the Taliban." "Hit him hit him hit him. Fire, fire." "We're arriving in Khalakhan." "Take care about the troops." "The Taliban are surrendering." "Bring them to me." "One hundred of them are coming to you." "El Ham captured a pickup with their weapons." These were the voices on the radio of the Northern Alliance commanders we have been visiting for weeks. Several other journalists and I were standing with some Afghan soldiers on the roof of a command post--a mud house with a tank's turret and gun jutting ...
  • Judge says man can't hand out Bibles at Twin Cities Pride fest

    A Wisconsin man who wants to hand out Bibles at the 40th Annual Twin Cities Pride festival in Loring Park this month will have to confine himself to a booth just outside of the event. Chief U.S. District Judge Michael Davis issued a 41-page order Monday denying Brian Johnson's request for an injunction that would force the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to allow him unfettered access to the festival grounds, reasoning that his constitutional challenge was unlikely to succeed.
  • Bibles Destroyed in Afghanistan… By U.S. Military (Article from May, 2009)

    03/19/2012 11:34:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    AC News ^ | May 19, 2009 | Huma Khan, Jake Tapper, and Luis Martinez
    On May 4, Al Jazeera English ran a report suggesting that U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan may have been violating anti-proselytizing rules by distributing Dari-and Pashto-language New Testament Bibles. Central Command General Order No. 1 specifically forbids “proselytizing of any faith, religion or practice.” The footage came from documentary filmmaker Brian Hughes The report showed a service from approximately a year ago, with the head U.S. military chaplain in Afghanistan, Lt. Colonel Gary Hensley, talking about the need to spread the Gospel. "The special forces guys — they hunt men basically," Hensley said. "We do the same things as Christians, we...
  • No Bibles With Olympic Logos at London 2012 Games (That was allowed in Beijing 2008)

    03/16/2012 9:27:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/16/2012 | By Jeff Schapiro
    The Bible Society cannot hand out Bibles that have the Olympic logo on the cover at the 2012 Summer Games in London, even though they were able to do so in Communist China just a few years ago. The Telegraph reported Thursday that the organization, which passed out Bibles with the Olympic logo on the front cover during the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing, can no longer do so due to Olympic rules concerning the use of the logo. A source from the Games told The Telegraph that the Bibles at the Beijing Olympics "appeared out of nowhere" and "were...
  • Planned Parenthood and the pink Bibles controversy

    12/21/2011 7:55:43 AM PST · by greatdefender · 3 replies
    A Christian publisher pulled its Breast Cancer Awareness Bible after anti-abortion bloggers complained about where the money raised by the project was going Americans can promote breast cancer awareness with everything from ribbons to coffee mugs to women's designer boots. But one pinkified book is drumming up a wave of controversy. It's a special Breast Cancer Awareness edition of the Holman Christian Standard Bible, which has been yanked from store shelves by its publisher after customers complained about who was getting the money raised from sales. Here, a brief guide: So what happened? Nashville-based LifeWay Christian Resources recalled its special...
  • It’s an Obama World/Walter Reed Hospit. Bars Family Members From Bringing Bibles to Injured Soldiers

    12/05/2011 7:28:18 AM PST · by KyGeezer · 131 replies · 1+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 5, 2011 | Jim Hoft
    It’s an Obama world. While we were preoccupied with other disastrous Obama policies, military bureaucrats under Barack Obama passed a new rule that barred loved ones from bringing Bibles to wounded soldiers. The US Military says they are rescinding the order but only after a Republican lawmaker denounced the policy on the House floor. Todd Starnes reported: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center said they are rescinding a policy that prohibits family members of wounded military troops from bringing Bibles or any religious reading materials to their loved ones. The decision to rescind the ban on Bibles came exactly one...
  • Obama World: Walter Reed Bars Family Members From Bringing Bibles to Injured Soldiers

    12/05/2011 8:40:25 AM PST · by bigbob · 1 replies · 2+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 12-5-11 | Jim Hoff
    It’s an Obama world. While we were preoccupied with other disastrous Obama policies, military bureaucrats under Barack Obama passed a new rule that barred loved ones from bringing Bibles to wounded soldiers. The US Military says they are rescinding the order but only after a Republican lawmaker denounced the policy on the House floor. Todd Starnes reported: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center said they are rescinding a policy that prohibits family members of wounded military troops from bringing Bibles or any religious reading materials to their loved ones. The decision to rescind the ban on Bibles came exactly one...
  • Bibles NOT allowed at Walter Reed Hospital ??? VIDEO at link

    No religious items (i.e. Bibles, reading material, and/or artifacts) are allowed to be given away or used during a visit, the policy states.
  • The king of the bibles

    11/18/2011 9:49:29 PM PST · by hiho hiho · 109 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | November 14, 2011 | Peter Mullen
    For centuries, people of all walks of life have carried around with them echoes of the King James Version. So to throw it out as the church hierarchy has done amounts to a savage act of deprivation and, as this deprivation is of the Word of God in English, it is vicious iconoclasm. Sidelining the King James Version especially deprives our children and is therefore a notable case of child abuse. There is no such thing as noble truth expressed in ignoble words. The choice of words determines what is being said. Therefore, we should choose the best. “Strips of...
  • NASCAR Crowd Boos Michelle Obama

    11/20/2011 3:14:35 PM PST · by re_nortex · 217 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | November 20, 2011 | Fox Nation Staff
    First Lady Michelle Obama was booed in Florida today as she made the traditional "Gentlemen, start your engines!" call at the final NASCAR race of the season.
  • Reports: Iran Seizes Thousands of Bibles; Destroys Church

    08/19/2011 1:43:49 AM PDT · by WorthyNews · 7 replies
    Worthy News ^ | 8/18/2011 | Worthy News
    Iranian authorities seized thousands of Bibles in north-west Iran and destroyed a church in the Islamic country's south-east as part of a wider crackdown on Christianity, Iranian Christians said in messages monitored by Worthy News.
  • Turkish media report torture of Christian murder victims

    04/21/2007 3:11:12 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies · 879+ views
    CNS News ^ | April 20, 2007
    Three Christian murder victims were brutally tortured for hours before their death, Turkish media reports reveal. The Islamic zealots who attacked a Christian publishing house in the city of Malatya on April 18 prolonged the suffering of their victims by stabbing them repeatedly with dull knives, the media report. A Sabah newspaper story notes that one victim, the German missionary Tilman Geske, suffered 156 knife wounds. An AsiaNews correspondent notes that the Turkish media have provided gruesome details of the crime, but still shy away from mentioning the motivation of the killers, who were apparently influenced by a vitriolic anti-Christian...
  • Shrugging at terror

    03/07/2011 3:16:28 AM PST · by Scanian · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 6, 2011 | Michael A. Walsh
    Two American servicemen were killed last week on as signment overseas. No, not in Iraq or Afghanistan, but in Frankfurt, Germany, for the simple act of getting on a bus. A lone Muslim gunman opened fire on the unsuspecting airmen at the Frankfurt airport, killing Nicholas J. Alden and Zachary R. Cuddeback and wounding two others. He shouted "Allah Akbar" as he shot -- making it plain he was murdering in the name of his god. A few days earlier, four Americans sailing in the Indian Ocean on a mission of Christian mercy -distributing Bibles to remote churches -- were...
  • Remains of Jean and Scott Adam Return to U.S. [Killed by Somali Pirates]

    02/26/2011 11:57:02 AM PST · by La Enchiladita · 32 replies
    Santa Monica Patch ^ | Feb. 25, 2011 | Kurt Orzeck
    The remains of the other two Americans slain by Somali pirates have also arrived, a US Navy Central Command representative tells Santa Monica Patch. The remains of the four Americans who were slain by Somali pirates earlier this week have arrived back in the United States, a US Navy Central Command representative told Santa Monica Patch on Friday morning. The remains had been aboard the USS Enterprise off the coast of Somalia, a U.S. Navy Central Command spokesman said Tuesday. Meanwhile, also on Friday morning, Department of Justice spokesman Dean Boyd said, "The Justice Deptartment and the FBI continue to...
  • Report: Seizing of Pirate Chiefs Questioned in Killings of Four Americans (FBI screw up?)

    02/24/2011 9:27:43 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 89 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 24, 2011
    ... The New York Times reports that an FBI hostage-rescue negotiator aboard the U.S.S. Sterett came to believe the two Somalis were not serious when they boarded the vessel. Once those men were taken into custody, U.S. officials told the pirates on the yacht -- called the Quest -- to send over someone they could negotiate with. The events that immediately followed have been sharply contested and raises questions about the decision to detain the pirate leaders, the Times reports. American officials said the pirates on the yacht seemed relieved — even “exceptionally calm” — when they were told their...
  • Killed Americans handed out both Catholic and Protestant Bibles

    Our Mission: To allow the power of the Word to transform lives. We seek fertile ground for the Word and homes for our Bibles. Often, the ultimate homes are best found by people who are already living locally and seeking and cultivating that fertile ground. AND even more extraordinary are the times when people have been praying for Bibles for their group or their schools and when we arrive we are often greeted by the attitude of, "We were expecting you." (that is, they were looking for their prayers to be answered. And...) "What took you so long?" Additionally, we...
  • Somali Pirates Kill Bible Distributors

    02/22/2011 7:26:01 PM PST · by lastchance · 27 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | Sarah Pulliam Bailey
    Bible distributors who were taken hostage by Somali pirates were killed while negotiations between the pirates and U.S. military forces were underway Tuesday morning. U.S. forces boarded the yacht in response to gunfire, and discovered that four hostages had been shot. Two of the pirates were killed, and 13 captured in a confrontation, according to a statement from U.S. Central Command. Scott and Jean Adam's vessel Quest was taken hostage last week; 19 pirates were believed to be involved in the hijacking.
  • Somali Pirates Kill 4 Americans on Hijacked Ship

    02/22/2011 7:33:13 AM PST · by Allthegoodusernamesaregone · 219 replies
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2011 – Somali pirates killed all four Americans they had held hostage aboard a sailing vessel in the Indian Ocean this morning, U.S. Central Command officials announced. U.S. officials were negotiating with the pirates for the safe return of the captured Americans when the murders took place, officials said. Centcom officials said that in the midst of negotiations, U.S. forces responded to gunfire aboard the S/V Quest. When the forces reached the boat, officials said, they discovered all four hostages had been shot by their captors. Despite immediate steps to provide life-saving care, all four hostages ultimately...
  • 4 Americans Abducted by Somali Pirates Have Been Killed, Fox News Confirms [banner only]

    02/22/2011 6:08:59 AM PST · by TomGuy · 208 replies · 2+ views
    FOX ^ | February 22, 2011
  • Americans on hijacked yacht dead off Somalia

    02/22/2011 6:18:59 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 98 replies
    cbs ^ | February 22, 2011
    The four Americans aboard a yacht hijacked by pirates off the coast of Somalia are dead, CBS News has learned. Hijacked last Friday off Oman, the Quest was being piloted toward the Somali coast - and was being shadowed by a U.S. Navy warship. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports that gunshots aboard the yacht were heard, and the warship took action. All 4 Americans were dead, killed apparently by their captors. There were more than a dozen pirates on board, some dead and others captured, Martin reports.
  • Poll: Most under 35 never heard of King James Bible

    11/27/2010 7:12:53 AM PST · by re_tail20 · 214 replies · 1+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | Nov. 26, 2010 | Bob Unrah
    A new poll taken for the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible reveals that a majority of those under 35 in the United Kingdom don't even know about the work, which has been described as a significant part of the estimated 100 million Bible sales annually, making it the best best-seller, ever. "Yet this is a work which was far more influential than Shakespeare in the development and spread of English," a spokesman for the King James Bible Trust told the Christian Institute in a recent report. The Christian Institute's report said the translation, which will...
  • U.S. military says Afghan bibles have been destroyed

    09/09/2010 4:45:52 AM PDT · by Doctor13 · 36 replies
    Kabul (Reuters) ^ | May 5 2009
    KABUL | Tue May 5, 2009 4:15pm IST KABUL (Reuters) - Bibles in Afghan languages sent to a U.S. soldier at a base in Afghanistan were confiscated and destroyed to ensure that troops did not breach regulations which forbid proselytising, a military spokeswoman said. The U.S. military has denied its soldiers tried to convert Afghans to Christianity, after Qatar-based Al Jazeera television showed soldiers at a bible class on a base with a stack of bibles translated into the local Pashto and Dari languages. "I can now confirm that the Bibles shown on Al Jazeera's clip were, in fact, collected...
  • Why did the US military confiscate and burn soldier's Bibles?

    09/08/2010 8:41:42 PM PDT · by comps4spice · 69 replies · 1+ views
    One News Now ^ | 5/5/2009 | Fred Jackson
    The U.S. military is confirming that it has destroyed some Bibles belonging to an American soldier serving in Afghanistan. Reuters News says the Bibles were confiscated and destroyed after Qatar-based Al Jazeer television showed soldiers at a Bible class on a base with a stack of Bibles translated into the local Pashto and Dari languages. The U.S. military forbids its members on active duty -- including those based in places like Afghanistan -- from trying to convert people to another religion. Reuters quotes Maj. Jennifer Willis at the Bagram Air Base, north of Kabul, who said "I can now confirm...
  • U.S. Military Confiscated, Burned Bibles In Afghanistan

    09/07/2010 1:22:42 PM PDT · by Amerisrael · 54 replies
    This comes to mind in light of General Petraeus's warning "against" the planned Koran burning protest by an independent fringe church in Florida. The wrong way to protest.In Afghanistan, where General Petraeus is the new commander, Bibles were confiscated by U.S. military authorities from a soldier and burned last year. That was an absoluely repugnant action. One that every U.S. citizen in this country should have protested and denounced. And why did our U.S. military authorities in Afghanistan do that?-because Al-jazerra reported it's "concern" that the Bibles could be given to Muslims and used to share with them the Good News of forgiveness of sins through Yeshua [ Jesus], the Messiah. The U.S. military authorities...
  • Charity: 6 Americans on medical team among 10 killed by militants in remote Afghanistan

    08/07/2010 3:38:03 AM PDT · by Cindy · 18 replies · 3+ views
    (AP) via FOX NEWS.com ^ | Published August 07, 2010 | n/a
    "Medical charity: 6 Americans among 10 killed by militants in remote area of N Afghanistan" KABUL, AFGHANISTAN SNIPPET: "KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Six Americans and two other foreigners on a medical mission were shot and killed by the Taliban who ambushed their vehicles in a remote part of northern Afghanistan, a charity said Saturday. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid told The Associated Press in Pakistan that they killed the foreigners because they were "spying for the Americans" and "preaching Christianity.""
  • North Korea Covert 6 Operation Final Report (Gospel in NK!)

    05/28/2010 6:02:31 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 2 replies · 409+ views
    Biblesunbound.com (email) ^ | May 2010 | Bibles Unbound Team
    Have you been anxiously awaiting word that the Bibles you sponsored have successfully reached their destination in North Korea? Wait no more! Bibles Unbound is pleased to announce the successful completion of the operation. Thanks to your help, 10,000 Bibles have made it into the hands of believing and non-believing North Korean men and women. Mr. Lee, one man who received a Bible through this operation, explained that before he defected to China he believed Bibles were evil. As a young boy he had been taught that American missionaries did bad things and that the books they carried were bad,...
  • Critical Changes to Bibles Unbound (Smuggles God's Word into anti-Christian nations)

    05/11/2010 7:37:20 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 4 replies · 403+ views
    First, let me take a moment to say THANK YOU for your participation in Bibles Unbound, packing and mailing New Testaments into restricted and hostile nations. With your help we’ve been able to send more than 1.2 million New Testaments into restricted nations. We know these “seeds,” though planted in hostile soil, will produce fruit. I am writing to give you some important updates about Bibles Unbound; in doing so I have good news and bad news. Part of the good news is that Bibles Unbound continues to be very effective at getting God’s Word into restricted nations. We know...
  • Haiti, Atheism and Audio Bibles

    02/09/2010 8:46:59 AM PST · by MarianoApologeticus · 11 replies · 342+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | January 25, 2010 | Mariano Apologeticus
    Internet wide, atheists are taking umbrage at the fact that a Christian organization is providing free solar powered audio Bibles to Haitians. Such atheists complain that money is being wasted on a waste of a book, the Bible (actually, a compilation of books) when the Haitians are in real and material need…. Convoy of Hope, a disaster relief organization and ministry partner of Faith Comes By Hearing, feeds the hungry and provides pure drinking water to people in need across the United States and around the world. To date, the organization has provided help to 28 million people in 112...
  • U.S. group sends solar-powered Bibles to Haiti

    01/24/2010 7:49:48 AM PST · by GL of Sector 2814 · 39 replies · 809+ views
    Reuters ^ | 01/19/10 | Anthony Boadle
    MIAMI (Reuters) - As international aid agencies rush food, water and medicine to Haiti's earthquake victims, a U.S. faith-based group is sending Bibles to Haitians in their hour of need. Not any Bible. These are solar-powered audible Bibles that can broadcast the holy scriptures in Haitian Creole to 300 people at a time. Called the "Proclaimer," the audio Bible delivers "digital quality" and is designed for "poor and illiterate people," the Faith Comes By Hearing group said. It added 600 of the devices were already on their way to Haiti.
  • Bibles Unbound

    12/18/2009 6:47:42 AM PST · by combat_boots · 7 replies · 340+ views
    Bibles Unbound ^ | (web site. This is a Voice of the Martyrs Ministry)
    Even as you read this, persecuted Christians from around the world are gathering names and addresses from their local communities. These names are then submitted to Bibles Unbound where members have the opportunity to mail New Testaments in the appropriate language directly to the field. This unique program gives you the ability to stand alongside our persecuted brothers and sisters and help create a witness for Jesus Christ in hostile lands right from your own home. We invite you to read about current ministry operations to the right and consider joining today. For a donation of only $30.00 per month...
  • Best-Selling Bible for Conservative Evangelicals to Undergo Revision

    09/01/2009 7:23:57 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 61 replies · 1,534+ views
    Fox News ^ | 9/1/09 | AP
    The top-selling Bible in North America will undergo its first revision in 25 years, modernizing the language in some sections and promising to reopen a contentious debate about changing gender terms in the sacred text. The New International Version, the Bible of choice for conservative evangelicals, will be revised to reflect changes in English usage and advances in Biblical scholarship, it was announced Tuesday. The revision is scheduled to be completed late next year and published in 2011.
  • Top-selling Bible in North America to be revised...

    09/02/2009 9:37:35 AM PDT · by TaraP · 53 replies · 1,879+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | September 2nd, 2009
    The top-selling Bible in North America will undergo its first revision in 25 years, modernizing the language in some sections and promising to reopen a contentious debate about changing gender terms in the sacred text. The New International Version, the Bible of choice for conservative evangelicals, will be revised to reflect changes in English usage and advances in Biblical scholarship, it was announced Tuesday. The revision is scheduled to be completed late next year and published in 2011. "We want to reach English speakers across the globe with a Bible that is accurate, accessible and that speaks to its readers...
  • Pentagon Burns Bibles in Afganistan despite Freedom of Religion there

    07/30/2009 7:17:44 AM PDT · by nmh · 55 replies · 1,746+ views
    PrayinJesusname.org ^ | 7/30/09 | Chaplain Gordon James Klingernchmidtt
    PENTAGON BURNS OUR SOLDIERS BIBLES BREAKING NEWS: Pentagon Burns Soldiers Bibles - Military Chaplains Attacked BY CHAPLAIN GORDON JAMES KLINGENSCHMITT, UPDATED 5 JULY 09 A Pentagon spokesman under the Obama Administration recently acknowledged and defended seizing and burning the privately owned Bibles of American soldiers serving in Afghanistan. The Bibles had been printed in the local Pashto and Dari languages, and sent by private donors last year (under the Bush Administration) to American Christian soldiers and chaplains, for distribution to American troops on overseas military bases during optionally-attended Christian worship services. Had the Bibles not been recently seized and destroyed...
  • Bible-distributing family arrested at (Homo) Pride Festival

    06/30/2009 12:29:21 PM PDT · by pissant · 52 replies · 1,464+ views
    City Pages ^ | 6/29/09 | Emily Kaiser
    Brian and Doris Johnson have passed out free Bibles at the Twin Cities Pride Festival for 11 years, but this year their free gifts got them arrested. After being told they couldn't have a booth at this year's festival, the family came anyway and ended up behind bars for trespassing. The Pride Festival started Saturday in Loring Park and is considered the third-largest GLBT celebration in the nation. Since the festival rented out the entire park, police said they could choose which vendors to allow in the park. The Johnsons are born-again Christians and believe homosexuality is a sin. Pride...
  • China imprisons 'hero' for crime of giving out Bibles

    06/14/2009 9:18:50 AM PDT · by Dr. Marten · 12 replies · 1,157+ views
    The Star ^ | 06.13.09 | Bill Schiller
    BEIJING – By all accounts, Shi Weihan was a model Chinese citizen. A kind-hearted man with a sense of social responsibility, he donated funds to send poor kids to school, raised money for those suffering from congenital heart disease, and when the Sichuan earthquake hit, worked tirelessly for the emergency relief effort. But Shi had a fatal flaw. He printed Bibles – and gave them out for free. This week a criminal court in Beijing sentenced him to three years in jail.
  • Bibles Destroyed in Afghanistan... By U.S. Military

    05/20/2009 4:04:45 AM PDT · by Scanian · 8 replies · 885+ views
    ABC News ^ | May 19, 2009 | Jake Tapper
    On May 4, Al Jazeera English ran a report suggesting that U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan may have been violating anti-proselytizing rules by distributing Dari-and Pashto-language New Testament Bibles. Central Command General Order No. 1 specifically forbids “proselytizing of any faith, religion or practice.” The footage came from documentary filmmaker Brian Hughes The report showed a service from approximately a year ago, with the head U.S. military chaplain in Afghanistan, Lt. Colonel Gary Hensley, talking about the need to spread the Gospel. "The special forces guys -- they hunt men basically," Hensley said. "We do the same things as Christians, we...
  • Afghan Bibles Destroyed by U.S. Military

    05/05/2009 8:09:08 PM PDT · by P-Marlowe · 134 replies · 2,660+ views
    CBN News ^ | May 5, 2009
    CBNNews.com - The U.S. military says some Bibles in Afghanistan have been confiscated and destroyed, Reuters reported. Their decision to destroy them came after Al Jazeera television showed U.S. soldiers at a Bible class with a stack of Bibles translated into the local languages.It's illegal to proselytize in Afghanistan and military officials forbid troops to convert Afghans to Christianity.The military says the Bibles were brought to the Bible class by an Evangelical Christian solider who received them from his home church.
  • US Military Destroys Soldiers Bibles Following Al Jazeera Report....

    05/05/2009 6:07:05 PM PDT · by Liam2007 · 30 replies · 1,242+ views
    The U.S. military is confirming that it has destroyed some Bibles belonging to an American soldier serving in Afghanistan. Reuters News says the Bibles were confiscated and destroyed after Qatar-based Al Jazeera television showed soldiers at a Bible class on a base with a stack of Bibles translated into the local Pashto and Dari languages. The U.S. military forbids its members on active duty -- including those based in places like Afghanistan -- from trying to convert people to another religion. Reuters quotes Maj. Jennifer Willis at the Bagram Air Base, north of Kabul, who said "I can now confirm...
  • U.S. Military Destroys Bibles In Afghanistan: What ! ?

    05/05/2009 6:06:29 PM PDT · by Amerisrael · 8 replies · 596+ views
    The U.S. military has confirmed that it has "destroyed" some Bibles belonging to an American soldier in Afghanistan. "Reuters News says the Bibles were confiscated and destroyed after Qatar-based Al Jazeer television showed soldiers at a Bible class on a base with a stack of Bibles translated into the local Pashto and Dari languages. " "The U.S. military forbids its members on active duty -- including those based in places like Afghanistan -- from trying to convert people to another religion." But I thought they said we needed to change "hearts and minds" over there?
  • U.S. Military Accused of Handing Out Bibles in Afghanistan

    05/05/2009 4:30:49 AM PDT · by Bulldawg Fan · 14 replies · 918+ views
    Foxnews.com ^ | 5/4/09 | Justin Fishel
    Iraq Government Wants U.S. Troops Out by June 30 [2009-05-04]. (This is the title of the story but as you can see has nothing to do with the actual article) Arlington, VA -- The U.S. Military said that reports from Al Jazeera English that evangelical Christian soldiers in Afghanistan handed out Bibles to local Afghans and operated under instructions from their chaplain to "hunt people for Jesus" grossly misrepresent the truth and that in reality Bibles were confiscated, not handed out. The Al Jazeera broadcast includes a video taken a year ago in which a small group of U.S. Soldiers...
  • U.S. military destroys soldier's Bibles

    05/05/2009 1:59:32 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 34 replies · 1,876+ views
    OneNewsNow.com ^ | 5/5/09 | Fred Jackson
    The U.S. military is confirming that it has destroyed some Bibles belonging to an American soldier serving in Afghanistan. Reuters News says the Bibles were confiscated and destroyed after Qatar-based Al Jazeer television showed soldiers at a Bible class on a base with a stack of Bibles translated into the local Pashto and Dari languages.
  • U.S. military destroys soldier's Bibles

    05/05/2009 11:14:16 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 39 replies · 1,998+ views
    one News now ^ | 5/4/2009 | One news now
    The U.S. military is confirming that it has destroyed some Bibles belonging to an American soldier serving in Afghanistan. Reuters News says the Bibles were confiscated and destroyed after Qatar-based Al Jazeer television showed soldiers at a Bible class on a base with a stack of Bibles translated into the local Pashto and Dari languages. The U.S. military forbids its members on active duty -- including those based in places like Afghanistan -- from trying to convert people to another religion. Reuters quotes Maj. Jennifer Willis at the Bagram Air Base, north of Kabul, who said "I can now confirm...