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  • Italy to Help Asia Bibi Leave Pakistan as Pressure Mounts to Grant Her Asylum

    11/07/2018 6:15:54 PM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 11/7/18 | Ed Pentin
    The Catholic mother of five faces a real possibility of death if she is released from jail but forbidden from leaving Pakistan. Italy said on Tuesday it will help Asia Bibi obtain asylum after Pakistan’s government indicated the Catholic mother of five would not be allowed to go abroad, placing her and her family’s lives in danger. Pakistan’s Supreme Court acquitted Asia Oct. 31 after she had spent eight years on death row, charged with blasphemy against Islam. News of her acquittal sparked mass protests by Islamists in Pakistan, leading her husband, Ashiq Masih, to warn that he, Asia and...
  • Hebei [China], Four Underground Priests Disappear in Police Custody

    11/07/2018 6:21:58 PM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    AsiaNews ^ | 11/5/18 | Bernardo Cervellara
    Two priests belong to the ancient Diocese of Xiwanzi; the other two to that of Xuanhua. All four refuse to register in the Patriotic Association. For this they are subjected to indoctrination and isolation. In Shangcai (Henan), the cross of the bell tower and some spires are destroyed.Rome (AsiaNews) - Four priests from the underground community of the diocese of Zhangjiakou (Hebei) were taken away by police because they refused to join the Patriotic Association. The diocese of Zhangjiakou was formed by the government and includes two ancient dioceses, that of Xiwanzi and Xuanhua Two priests belong to the Diocese...
  • ‘Living in Straight Terror’: Asia Bibi’s Family Seeks Asylum" (trunc)

    11/05/2018 3:56:53 AM PST · by CondorFlight · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/1/18 | Chavez
    The family of Asia Bibi, a Christian mother acquitted of blasphemy in Pakistan Wednesday after nearly a decade on death row, is “living in straight terror” and seeking a Western country to grant expedited asylum in the face of violent protests calling for her death... Embassies take days and sometimes months to process asylum requests, however, and Chowdhry noted that, given the amount of animosity against Bibi, she may not have that much time before someone attempts to kill her.
  • Gunned Down For Believing In Christ: Media Silent As Persecution Of Christians Escalates

    11/04/2018 6:51:46 AM PST · by deandg99 · 5 replies
    DC Dirty Laundry ^ | 11/04/2018 | Michael Snyder
    The global persecution of Christians continues to escalate dramatically, and yet the mainstream media in the United States is virtually silent about it. In this article, I am going to quote a lot of sources, but they are all either overseas news outlets or Christian websites in the United States. To a certain extent, I think that the mainstream media is extremely hesitant to report about the global persecution of Christians because it may cause the general public to feel sympathetic, and that would definitely be counterproductive to what they are trying to accomplish. Ultimately, the elite are trying to...
  • At least 7 Coptic Christians killed in attack on buses in Egypt

    11/03/2018 9:00:41 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov 3, 2018, 1:43 PM ET | Randa Ali & Ben Gittleson -CAIRO
    At least seven people were killed and at least 19 others were injured in an attack on several buses carrying Coptic Christians near a monastery in Egypt on Friday, according to a spokesperson for Egypt's Coptic Church. Gunmen attacked two buses and a microbus on a road near the Monastery of Saint Samuel the Confessor, in Minya, south of Cairo, the spokesperson said. One of the buses was carrying 28 members of a family that had traveled to the monastery for the baptism of one of its children, six of whom were injured, according to the spokesman. At least seven...
  • Syrian Christian leader on the US intervention, Kurdish-Christian relations, Turkish plans for Syria

    10/30/2018 2:40:04 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil
    Realist Review ^ | October 27, 2018 | Matthew Petti
    As the fight against ISIS winds down, SyriaÂ’s minorities once again have to choose sides in the struggle for their countryÂ’s future. Syriac Christians, also known as Assyrians or Chaldeans, are one of the smallest ethnic and religious groups in Syria. But they have an important role to play in the US presence in Syria, and by extension, the politics of the entire Middle East. The Realist Review called Syriac National Council (SNC) founder Bassam Ishak to hear his perspective on US forces and the future of Syria.Before the interview, Ishak humbly warned the Realist Review that his perspective would...
  • Christian News Site ‘LifeSite’ Blacklisted by Web Host

    10/29/2018 4:16:40 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 109 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 29, 2018 | by Charlie Nash
    LifeSite, a Christian pro-life news outlet, was allegedly blacklisted by its web host and given just 12 hours to find another host the website, or risk being offline. “LifeSite just received an email at 8:30 p.m. EST from our web-hosting company alerting us that they will be taking our website down within 12 hours, if not sooner,” claimed LifeSite in a statement, Saturday. “We received absolutely no forewarning whatsoever about this decision.” “Our web developer is scrambling right now to set up a possibly-needed temporary solution to keep the website live. However, we’re going to have to go through the...
  • CW Show Calls Bible 'Fairy Tale' With 'Room for Improvement'

    10/29/2018 9:05:05 AM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    mrcNEWSBUSTERS ^ | October 29, 2018
    Episode Three of the fourth season of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, titled “I’m on My Own Path,” included a sweet storyline about the wedding between Heather and Hector. Unfortunately, this is a show on the CW network and a Bible-bashing comment had to make its way into the dialogue. In the October 26 episode, Heather (Vella Lovell) and Hector (Erick Lopez) decide to speed up their wedding date to get Hector covered under Heather's health insurance faster for a medical issue. The happy couple has a civil wedding ceremony performed by a judge but Hector later confesses to Heather that he’d really...
  • If Jesus is truly your Lord and Savior, don't worship Satan

    10/19/2018 8:33:25 PM PDT · by Patriot777 · 244 replies
    10/19/2018 | Patriot777
    If the title looks plain idiotic, it's not. On October 31, many who identify as being believers in Christ Jesus will actually do just that. Their church may have a spooky "trunk or treat" or festival, or a costume contest and they'll take their kids to it. This year the costumes will be even more horrific than the last, but it's all in fun. No. If you or your church participate in the celebration of Satan's day, you are in league with the Evil One and are not truly a Child of the Living God--Jesus. Get yourself and your family...
  • State Tells Christian Filmmakers: Make Same-Sex Marriage Films or Spend 90 Days in Jail

    10/18/2018 5:36:32 PM PDT · by massmike · 112 replies
    cbn.com ^ | 10/18/2018 | Steve Warren
    Two Christian filmmakers appeared before the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Paul Tuesday to challenge Minnesota state law which they say illegally forces them to produce and create films expressing messages that contradict their core beliefs. Telescope Media Group owners Carl and Angel Larsen have already been threatened with hefty fines and up to 90 days in jail if they choose to disregard the law. The Larsens want to enter the wedding industry. However, the state's Human Rights Act stipulates if the couple creates films celebrating their Christian beliefs about marriage – that marriage is between one man...
  • Here’s Why Christians Should Pray to End Abortion

    10/08/2018 11:23:33 AM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 8, 2018 | Father Frank Pavone
    How do we “pray to end abortion?” There are very specific contours to this multi-faceted intention, and in this fourth part of this series, we continue to explore what they are. Nobody sees abortion walking down the street. When we talk about praying against abortion, we’re not praying against something abstract. We’re praying against an evil that certain people are permitted to do by the law, which of course, is wrong when it permits that. Certain specific people, moreover, are in danger of losing their lives. Now, therefore, let’s begin considering who the different people are for whom we pray...
  • Christian Positions Are Not Republican or Democrat, Rev. Tim Keller Says

    10/02/2018 8:49:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/02/2018 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Timothy Keller has argued that historical Christian positions on controversial social issues do not fit with America's two-party political system. Keller, a best-selling author and founder of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, wrote in an op-ed for The New York Times on Saturday that the Christian approach to social issues could be attacked both by the left and the right. "For example, following both the Bible and the early church, Christians should be committed to racial justice and the poor, but also to the understanding that sex is only for marriage and for nurturing family," he wrote. "One...
  • Canadian Man Faces 2 Years in Prison for Passing Out Jesus Saves Pamphlets at Gay Pride Parade

    09/29/2018 6:14:14 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 29 replies
    Russian Faith ^ | 9/24/18 | Anugrah Kumar
    The 51-year-old Christian man was charged with "willful promotion of hatred against an identifiable group, namely the gay community."A Christian bus driver in Toronto has been charged with a "hate crime" for distributing pamphlets saying homosexuality can lead to diseases and that Jesus can save gay people if they repent. Bill Whatcott "distributed anti-gay material which promoted hatred toward the gay community," Toronto Police Service said in a statement, adding that he was arrested in Calgary and later returned to Toronto. The 51-year-old Christian man was charged with "willful promotion of hatred against an identifiable group, namely the gay community."...
  • China Trying to 'Rewrite the Bible,' Force Churches to Sing Communist Anthems

    09/29/2018 5:16:32 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 17 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | September 28, 2018 | Samuel Smith
    The Chinese government is supervising a five-year plan to make Christianity more compatible with socialism in which there will be a "rewrite" of the Bible, a prominent religious freedom activist has told Congress. The Rev. Bob Fu, a former Chinese house church leader who immigrated to the United States in 1997 and founded the persecution watchdog organization China Aid, provided great detail during a House hearing Thursday about a plan enacted by leading state-sanctioned denominations in China to "Sincize" Christianity
  • Mizoram: Leaders of 14 Churches reject Supreme Court order order on Section 377 [homosexual; India]

    09/19/2018 10:20:17 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 1 replies
    OpIndia.com ^ | Wednesday, September 19, 2018 | OpIndia Staff
    While the country is celebrating the historic Supreme Court judgement to decriminalise Homosexuality, the Churches in Mizoram have "rejected" https://www.time8.in/mizoram-meghalaya-churches-say-gay-sex-is-immoral/ the apex court's ruling on Article 377. A congregation of 14 major churches in the state, Mizoram Kohhran Hruaitute Committee, on Monday has said https://thenortheasttoday.com/mizoram-state-churches-reject-scs-section-377-ruling/ that it wished the apex court had never scrapped Section 377. The leaders of the Church stated that homosexuality, lesbianism should continue to be criminalised as it was in the past. In Meghalaya, the Church has said, https://nenow.in/north-east-news/meghalaya-shillong-catholic-church-thumbs-gay-sex.html "What is legal is not equal to moral acceptability. The Catholic Church and many others  hold that homosexual...
  • Lauren Daigle's 'Look Up Child'...Biggest Sales Week for a Christian...in Nearly Nine Years

    09/16/2018 6:39:14 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Billboard.com ^ | 9/16/18 | Keith Caulfield
    Lauren Daigle makes a splashy debut at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart with her new studio album, Look Up Child, earning the singer-songwriter her highest charting album and first top 10. The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units.... Look Up Child, which also debuts at No. 1 on the Top Christian Albums chart, starts with 115,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Sept. 13, according to Nielsen Music. That’s the largest overall week for a Christian music album...
  • Hungarian Foreign Minister: We Want a Christian Hungary, a Christian Europe

    09/15/2018 1:54:16 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 9/14/18 | Ed Pentin
    In an interview with the Register, Péter Szijjártó explains why he believes his government’s EU-opposed immigration policy is necessary to preserve Hungary’s and Europe’s Christian heritage. In recent years, Hungary has been almost alone in Europe in fighting to retain its Christian heritage and to preserve its Christian identity in the face of a European Union that has tried to do the opposite. And it has done so largely through what some see as a “hardline” immigration policy, but which the country’s government insists is a sensible policy of controlled immigration (it opposes illegal and irregular immigration and favors tight...
  • The Pre-Trib Rapture is Solid Biblical Truth. Here's Why.

    09/10/2018 9:22:16 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 96 replies
    Unsealed ^ | 9/7/18 | Hillary
    As I've shared before, most of my life I believed in what is known as the “post-trib rapture.”  “Why should we escape?” I would ask. (In today's vernacular, it might sound like, “Why are we such special snowflakes?”) While I turned this part of me off for several years, I still believed the Church would be tested during the seven-year tribulation, face the mark of the beast, have to endure to the end to be saved, and should prepare to hide in the woods with extra jugs of water, first-aid supplies, and well-preserved food. (The movie The Road illustrates what...
  • How One of U.S.'s Most Conservative Colleges Bloomed in Liberal Denver

    09/10/2018 6:31:47 AM PDT · by cutty · 5 replies
    Westword ^ | September 10, 2018 | Michael Roberts
    Denver is widely regarded to be among the more liberal major cities in the United States. But it's also home to Colorado Christian University, which the research website Niche just ranked the seventh-most-conservative American college — and it's among the fastest-growing, too. "We've had nine years of record enrollment at Colorado Christian University," says Jeff Hunt, CCU's vice president of public policy and director of the Centennial Institute, the branch that puts on the annual Western Conservative Summit. "And a lot of that has to do with the fact that we're unapologetically Christian and conservative. People know exactly what they're...
  • Shepherds Surrendering the Vote to the Sons of Disobedience

    09/08/2018 1:14:19 PM PDT · by Virginia Christian Alliance · 4 replies
    Virginia Christian Alliance ^ | September 5th 2018 | Rev. William Cook
    Rev. William Cook Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now works in the children of disobedience.Ephesians 2:2 For the past four weeks, I have been working on behalf of Ryan McAdams, a pastor and the leader of the Virginia Prayer Caucus, who has been called of God to run for Congress in Virginia’s Fourth Congressional District. My focus has been on encouraging fellow pastors to show the brief video, “What Difference Does [One Vote] Make?” (video below) to their congregations...