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  • Religious website triggers complaint against Edwards Air Force Base brigadier general

    08/15/2018 7:02:14 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    L A Times ^ | Aug 13, 2018 | Sarah Parvini
    On Sunday, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation made an official demand to Defense Secretary James N. Mattis to “immediately and comprehensively” investigate Air Force Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert. At issue is Teichert’s website, called “Prayer at Lunchtime for the United States,” in which the commander says he encourages “Bible-believing Americans to take time to specifically pray for our nation at lunchtime every day.” Teichert commands the 412th Test Wing and is also the installation commander, according to the Edwards website. On his religious website, Teichert goes only by “John,” and writes that he is an active duty brigadier general...
  • Christian Persecution Around the World

    08/09/2018 1:51:58 PM PDT · by detective · 3 replies
    Front Page ^ | August 9, 2018 | Jack Kerwick
    Pope Francis, the Holy See of the church to which I’ve belonged my entire life and that I continue to regularly attend, has spent relatively little time during his tenure devoting much energy to underscoring the Church’s traditional, however Politically Incorrect, positions on such hotbed issues as abortion, same-sex marriage, and, say, Jesus’s unique standing in God’s economy of salvation. And even though it is the baptismal promise of every Roman Catholic to renounce Satan and all of his works, to unequivocally repudiate evil wherever it rears its hideous head, Francis scarcely speaks to the abominations of the world. He...
  • Turkey demands removal of sanctions over pastor Andrew Brunson

    08/02/2018 5:39:22 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 20 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | Aug 2, 2018 | by Alastair Jamieson
    The White House said the North Carolina native is "a victim of unfair and unjust attention" and should be released. LONDON — Turkey demanded an immediate reversal from the U.S. after its NATO ally imposed sanctions over the treatment of detained American pastor Andrew Brunson. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said the Trump administration’s decision was “incompatible with the most simple diplomatic courtesy and mutual respect" and risked regional instability. Relations between the countries have plummeted after Brunson, 50, was arrested in 2016 on charges of "committing crimes on behalf of terror groups without being a member" and espionage. He...
  • BOOM: U.S. Pastor Detained In Turkey For 21 Months Released After Trump Threatens ‘Harsh Policy’

    07/29/2018 12:12:33 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 32 replies
    https://ilovemyfreedom.org ^ | July 26, 2018 Martin
    Christian pastor who has been detained in Turkey for 21 months has been released after President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence threatened to impose a new “harsh policy” and sanctions, according to Reuters. Andrew Brunson, a North Carolina native, left a Turkish prison on Wednesday and will reportedly be transferred to house arrest. Many are crediting Trump sand Pence for his release from prison, as the White House threatened to impose a new round of brutal sanctions on Turkey if the American pastor was not released. Brunson, who has worked in Turkey for more than 20 years, was...
  • Pence Denounces Nicaragua, China, North Korea, Russia and Iran For Brutalizing People Of Faith

    07/28/2018 9:48:37 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 5 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Jul 26, 2018 | Joshua Gill
    Vice President Mike Pence lambasted China, Nicaragua, North Korea, Russia and Iran Thursday for their systemic persecution of various faith groups. "Those nations that reject religious freedom breed radicalism and resentment in citizens. They sowed the seeds of violence within their borders. Violence that often spills over into their neighbors and across the world, and as history has shown too many times those who deny religious freedom for their own people have no qualms trampling upon the rights of other people undermining security and peace across the wide and world,” Pence said. Pence then called for an end to the...
  • With State Department Ministerial, Trump Administration Signals Seriousness on Religious Freedom

    07/23/2018 2:21:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2018 | Travis Weber
    Later this week, the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will host the first-ever “Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom” at the State Department headquarters in Washington, D.C. The fact that this meeting is being held is about as important as what will come out of it.True, the substance matters. It’s crucial that activists and government officials from around the world hear tales of persecution from individuals whose plight has been overlooked or who have been beyond the reach of all press coverage. It is important that organizations know how to access government funds available to help them aid the persecuted. It...
  • Nigeria to Christian Farmers: We Can’t Save You, Surrender Land to Fulani Terrorists

    07/06/2018 7:48:05 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Breitbart National Security ^ | 7/5/18 | Edwin Mora
    The office of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday urged the Christian-majority indigenous farmers to surrender some of their ancestral lands lest they die at the hands of the nomadic Muslim Fulani terrorists accused of genocide over cattle grazing territory and resources.“There is no doubt that the sole purpose of these attacks is aimed at ethnic cleansing, land grabbing and forceful ejection of the Christian natives from their ancestral land and heritage,” Nigerian church denominational heads and the prominent Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) declared at the end of last month, referring to the Fulani assaults that have killed thousands so...
  • Though Persecuted, Christians and Patriots Are Standing

    05/14/2018 11:34:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 14, 2018 | Lloyd Marcus
    I praise God for Wyoming GOP county chair Vicki Kissack having the courage to share my article, "Christians Deceived by the LGBTQ Movement" on her Facebook page. Folks, my article is 100% factually correct; spoken in God's love. As might be expected, leftists at the Casper Star-Tribune, distorted the truths in my article to brand Mrs. Kissack a hater -- hoping that fearful Republicans will run away from her. Please pray that God gives this patriot sister courage to stand and will build a hedge of protection around her and her family. I claim this scripture for Kissack, "No weapon formed...
  • Family of ISIS-inspired suicide bombers attack Indonesian churches, at least 13 dead

    05/13/2018 5:10:31 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 8 replies
    aol ^ | May 13th 2018 | KANUPRIYA KAPOOR
    A family of six launched suicide attacks on Christians attending Sunday services at three churches in Indonesia's second-largest city of Surabaya, killing at least 13 people and wounding 40, officials said. Police said the family who carried out Sunday's attacks were among 500 Islamic sympathizers who had returned from Syria. "The husband drove the car, an Avanza, that contained explosives and rammed it into the gate in front of that church," East Java police spokesman Frans Barung Mangera told reporters at the regional police headquarters in Surabaya. The wife and two daughters were involved in an attack on a second...
  • A MUSLIM GENOCIDE OF CHRISTIANS IN NIGERIA

    05/02/2018 4:37:35 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 2, 2018 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Two priests slaughtered while conducting morning mass are the latest victims. Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.Reprinted from Gatestone Institute. Around 30 Muslim herdsmen stormed a church during early morning mass and massacred nearly 20 parishioners and two clergymen on April 24 in Nigeria. Rev. Fathers Joseph Gor and Felix Tyolaha were slaughtered while officiating at the altar of St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Mbalom village, Benue. Worshippers were gathered in the church for the daily 5:30 a.m. service when they heard gunshots. "People started scampering and wailing," said Terhemen Angor, a local resident. Several people were "gunned...
  • Pakistan: Muslims open fire on Christians leaving Sunday worship, two dead, five injured

    04/16/2018 7:28:32 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 15 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | April 15, 2018 | Robert Spencer
    If Christians had opened fire on Muslims leaving a mosque, which they would, of course, never do, there would be insistent and ongoing international coverage. But no one will take any particular note of this. It’s just another day in Pakistan. “At least 2 dead, 5 injured in attack on Christian community near church in Quetta,” by Syed Ali Shah, Dawn, April 15, 2018 (thanks to The Religion of Peace): At least two members of the Christian community were killed and five others injured in a firing incident near a church in Quetta, DawnNewsTV reported. DIG Quetta Abdur Razzaq Cheema...
  • Bibles pulled from online stores as China increases control of religion

    04/05/2018 7:08:28 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | April 5, 2018 | James Griffiths
    The Bible appears to have been removed from online marketplaces in China, as Beijing clamps down on how its citizens practice religion. China has always controlled sales of the Bible, only allowing it to be distributed and printed by state-sanctioned churches, but in recent years it had been available to buy online. That loophole now appears to be firmly closed. Searches for "Holy Bible" did not return results on JD.com, and results on Amazon.cn did not include the main text, but did include study guides and the Koran. On Taobao, China's biggest online marketplace, a search returned results for the...
  • Bibles pulled from China's online bookstores as Beijing releases white paper on religious policy

    04/04/2018 7:52:55 AM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 15 replies
    Radio Australia ^ | 4/4/18 | Christina Zhou, Vicky Xiuzhong Xu and Bang Xiao
    Bible also to be reinterpreted and retranslated - my note. The removal of bibles from Chinese online bookstores sparks complaints from frustrated Christians on social media as China releases a white paper on protecting freedom of religious belief... Yesterday Chinese officials announced Beijing "has always made real efforts towards" establishing Vatican relations during a press conference to release a white paper which coincidentally outlined how religious beliefs and freedoms are protected under the country's socialist systems. The white paper — titled China's Policies and Practices on Protecting Freedom of Religious Belief — said Chinese religious communities "should adhere to the...
  • Christian doctor, wife, and mother stabbed to death in Baghdad

    03/11/2018 10:55:28 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    Rudaw ^ | 3/10/18 | Rudaw
    ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – A Christian doctor, his wife, and mother were stabbed to death on Thursday evening in Baghdad’s eastern neighbourhood of al-Mashtal. Dr. Hisham Shafiq al-Maskuni, 61, a native of Baghdad, his wife Shaza Malik, and his mother Khairiya Dawood were killed, according to Rayan al-Kldani, head of the Christian militia group of Babylon, known as the Christian Hashd. The attack was carried out by an unknown group of armed people, Iraqi media reported. The attackers also stole some money and expensive items from the house, according to unverified media reports. This is not an isolated incident, Fr....
  • Mike Pence Accepts Joy Behar's Apology for Calling His Christian Faith a 'Mental Illness'

    03/09/2018 2:34:43 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/09/2018 | Brandon Showalter
    Joy Behar has apologized to Vice President Mike Pence for comparing his Christian faith to a "mental illness" after the network and its sponsors received tens of thousands of complaints. The Washington Post reported late Thursday that a phone call took place between Behar and Pence during which she apologized for her remarks on the ABC daytime talk show "The View" last month. The two reportedly spoke about how they were both raised Roman Catholic and Pence told her he was confirmed with the name "Christopher." "Yes, she did speak to Vice President Pence, they had a great, very nice...
  • Nigeria: Muslims murder 20 Christians, burn down 10 churches

    03/03/2018 11:19:03 AM PST · by heterosupremacist · 11 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 03/03/2018 | Robert Spencer
    The Rt. Rev. Stephen Dami Mamza, the Catholic bishop of the Yola Diocese, stated: “It is on record that less than one week ago, no fewer than 20 innocent Christian farmers were killed in separate attacks in and around Tambo. Luru village in particular saw its worst days when herdsmen wielding sophisticated firearms stormed the area, killing 15 people. Within the period under review, not less than 10 churches were burnt down, and in some instances, worshippers were killed.” Mamza was apparently careful not to name the persecutors. After all, he doesn’t want to get called on the carpet by...
  • Two Christians are flogged in Indonesia for playing a children's game that violates Islamic law

    02/27/2018 5:17:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 27, 2018 | Sara Malm
    Two Indonesian Christians were publicly flogged in Banda Aceh province on Tuesday for playing a children's entertainment game. The game is seen by authorities in the conservative Muslim province as 'gambling' and therefore it violates Islamic Sharia law. Some 300 people jeered and held up their mobile phones to record when Dahlan Silitonga, 61, and Tjia Nyuk Hwa, 45, were flogged six and seven times respectively.
  • Reps Question DHS’s Decision to Deny Asylum to 100 Iranian Christians, Other Religious Minorities

    02/21/2018 5:21:46 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 16 replies
    freebeacon ^ | February 20, 2018 | Susan Crabtree `
    Reps. Randy Hultgren (R., Ill.) and James McGovern (D., Mass.) want answers from the Trump administration about the reasons behind a Department of Homeland Security decision to deny refugee status in the United States for dozens of Iranian Christians and other Iranian religious minorities. The congressman, co-chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, on Tuesday said they are disappointed that DHS has denied asylum to a large percentage of a group of roughly 100 Iranians fleeing religious persecution in Iran. Roughly 76 to 80 members of the group, which is largely Christian but also includes Zoroastrians, Andeans, and at...
  • Turkish Jets Bomb Iranian Militias Heading to Afrin

    02/20/2018 8:42:59 AM PST · by bunkerhill7 · 65 replies
    Al Mayadeen ^ | Feb. 20,2018 | Popular videos
    Turkish jets bombard Iranian militia entering Afrin
  • Why Don’t We Care About the Slaughter of Nigerian Christians?

    02/20/2018 9:35:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 20, 2018 | Michael Brown
    Thousands of Christians are being butchered in Nigeria and whole villages being destroyed. Why are we so unconcerned? Why don’t we care? I believe the biggest reason is that we simply don’t know about what’s happening there. Well, now you know. Here are the facts.For the last several months, one of my good friends, a Christian missionary serving the poorest of the poor in Nigeria, has been sending me emails with terrifying news. Fulani tribesmen raping and killing villagers. Children being used as Islamic suicide bombers, resulting in scores of casualties. One horrible report after another.Yet with each email I...