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  • Christians On The Run From Iraq [The Fall of Mosul And Obama's Crime Against Christians!]

    12/25/2014 4:56:21 PM PST · by Steelfish · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | December 25, 2014 | Nina Shea
    DECEMBER 24, 2014 Christians On The Run From Iraq The Islamic State is attaining its key goal, and U.S. media find the story of “limited interest.” By Nina Shea For the first time in 1,400 years, there will be no Christmas celebrations in Nineveh province, home to Iraq’s largest remaining Christian community and largest non-Muslim minority, and a site of great biblical significance. This northern province, whose area is over three times larger than that of Lebanon, is now part of the Islamic State’s caliphate, and its Christians and churches are no longer tolerated. What has become of Nineveh’s Christians?...
  • Hope for Persecuted Christians in the Mideast [Uplifting Article For Christmas!]

    12/24/2014 7:19:36 PM PST · by Steelfish · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | December 24, 2014 | Andrew Doran
    DECEMBER 24, 2014 Hope for Persecuted Christians in the Mideast After two millennia of attempts to stamp out the Church, it has proved its resilience. By Andrew Doran If recent Christmases provide any indication of things to come, somewhere in the Middle East terrorists are constructing, as I write, bombs intended to kill Christians attending Christmas liturgies. The terrorists know that their targets will include the defenseless. They know that they will kill women, children, and the elderly but will carry out their attacks nonetheless. For some Christians in the Middle East, this Christmas liturgy be their last. They know...
  • Nun Pleads for Christians Raped, Sold, Killed by ISIS

    12/23/2014 6:37:39 PM PST · by Maudeen · 21 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | December 23, 2014 | Leo Hohmann
    Refugees live 'like animals' in camps ...........................Sister Hatune points to the fact that 96 percent of the people who populated the Middle East at the turn of the eighth century were Christian. Now, that Christian population has dwindled to 6 percent. Turkey was once almost all Christian, but now it is 0.03 percent Christian. Iraq had 1 million Christians under Saddam Hussein, but now only a few thousand remain, and the churches of Baghdad will be mostly empty this Christmas. “Where are these Christians? Where are these people? Just ask yourself,” said the fiery nun, whose native tongue is Aramaic.
  • Muslims Capture Christians, Take Them To Slaughterhouses, Dissect Them While They Are Still Alive

    12/13/2014 12:30:39 PM PST · by george76 · 53 replies
    Shoebat ^ | November 3, 2014 | Theodore Shoebat
    Muslim Albanians in Kosovo are capturing Christians, dissecting them alive, tearing out their organs, killing the victims, and then selling the organs to Saudi Arabia and Turkey, the two major nations of the Antichrist. We learned this from a local Serbian Christian and veteran Special Forces officer in Serbia’s military, named Lazar. We interviewed him and this is the information he conveyed to us. He said “They also kill people and sell their organs in Turkey and Saudi Arabia.” He then said, They abduct people in Kosovo, Serbian people — in some cases Albanian people — and they take their...
  • Islamic State beheads 4 Christian kids for not converting to Islam

    12/13/2014 8:43:03 PM PST · by george76 · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 13, 2014 | Rick Moran
    Four Christian children in Iraq were beheaded by Islamic State terrorists after refusing to recite the Muslim declaration of faith. ... It's always impressive when when someone chooses to keep faith with his or her beliefs rather than submit. But the notion that children would have that kind of courage is humbling. It makes you ask yourself: would I be as strong in my faith as a 15-year-old boy facing a horrible death? Christian martyrs are supposed to inspire us. These children's deaths go beyond inspiration and motivate us to examine the strength of our faith when placed against their...
  • Chaplain punished for sharing his faith in suicide prevention class

    12/10/2014 8:32:40 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 24 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | December 9, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    An Army chaplain was punished for discussing matters of faith and quoting from the Bible during a suicide prevention training session with the 5th Ranger Training Battalion -- leading to outrage from religious liberty groups and a Georgia congressman. Chaplain Joseph Lawhorn was issued a Letter of Concern that accused him of advocating for Christianity and “using Christian scripture and solutions” during a Nov. 20th training session held at the University of North Georgia. “You provided a two-sided handout that listed Army resources on one side and a biblical approach to handling depression on the other side,” Col. David Fivecoat,...
  • Islam: Built on the Blood of (Christian Child) Martyrs

    12/08/2014 6:49:09 AM PST · by SJackson · 10 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 8, 2014 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Islam: Built on the Blood of (Christian Child) MartyrsPosted By Raymond Ibrahim On December 8, 2014 @ 12:28 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments In a recent interview on CBN News, Andrew White, an Anglican priest known as the “Vicar of Baghdad,” tried to recount the horrific atrocities Christians in Iraq are suffering at the hands of the Islamic State.  After explaining how Christian minorities fled Baghdad to Ninevah when Islamic militants began terrorizing them and bombing their churches, White said: Then one day, ISIS, the Islamic State, the Islamic caliphate came [to Ninevah] and they hounded all...
  • Christians being driven from American Society Too

    12/07/2014 10:34:57 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/07/14 | Judi McLeod
    Not just fleeing the Middle East: It’s not just the Mideast from which Christians are being driven. “Christians are being driven from the Middle East in suffering,” Pope Francis said in a video message yesterday as French Cardinal Phillipe Barbarin visited the Iraqi city of Irbil, where thousands of Christians have taken refuge. “And from America; and from the military, who need God’s protection, as we do in the USA,” adds Fred Abel of jfredabel@gmail.com. Abel is spot on. The main difference between Christians being driven out of the Middle East and those being driven out of America is that...
  • Tortured in Ukraine: Christians Living a Nightmare

    12/07/2014 3:06:24 PM PST · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 18 replies
    CBN ^ | 9/19/2014
    EASTERN UKRAINE -- Ukraine's evangelical Christians are bearing the brunt of the country's conflict, often with deadly consequences. It's a scene that has played in Elena Velichko's head over and over. Pro-Russian rebels took over her hometown in early April. Her husband Vladimir told her to take the kids and leave the city. "He took us to the train station and we said goodbye. He said, 'I love you.' He kissed me and kissed the children and left," Elena said. Several days later, her life and that of her eight children, ages 2 to 16, suddenly turned upside down. Surreal...
  • US Entering Dangerous New Era in Religious Hostility

    12/03/2014 4:10:37 PM PST · by robowombat · 18 replies
    CBN News Washington Sr. Correspondent ^ | Wednesday, December 03, 2014 | Paul Strand
    US Entering Dangerous New Era in Religious Hostility By Paul Strand CBN News Washington Sr. Correspondent Wednesday, December 03, 2014 WASHINGTON -- A school tells a student that he can't attend because God's the most important thing in his life. A public health official gets fired for sermons he gave in his off-hours as a lay pastor. A congregation is told they may not be able to locate downtown just because - and only because - they're a church. These are all real examples of cases in the past several months showing your religion can get you in real trouble...
  • WH Fails to Mention Victims in Kenya Terror Attack Were Christians

    12/04/2014 3:43:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    “We extend our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the at least 38 individuals killed yesterday,” the White House said in a statement condemning the recent terrorist attacks in Kenya by the Islamist militant group al-Shabaab. “The United States will continue to support Kenya and our regional partners in combating terrorism and violent extremism and protecting human rights.” The statement is missing one glaring detail, however: Those killed were mainly Christians who were singled out and separated from their fellow Muslim workers. As a reminder of what happened: Islamic militant group al-Shabaab has killed 36 non-Muslim quarry workers, mainly...
  • Before Being Killed, Children Told ISIS: ‘No, We Love Jesus’

    12/01/2014 6:02:34 AM PST · by marshmallow · 36 replies
    Andrew White, an Anglican priest known as the “Vicar of Baghdad,” has seen violence and persecution against Christians unprecedented in recent decades. In the video embedded below, he recounts the story of Iraqi Christian children who were told by ISIS militants to convert to Islam or be killed. Their response? “No, We Love Yeshua (Jesus).”Find out more about Andrew White’s ministry, The Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East, which provides humanitarian assistance to many of the Christians under attack by ISIS. Be sure to watch his interview below, and spread the word about the horrific persecution going...
  • Pray for them: Christian persecution at 'biblical proportions'

    11/17/2014 7:18:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | November 14, 2014 | David Curry
    In recent months, stories of Christian persecution have seemed more like pages ripped from the Book of Exodus than modern-day news reports. A Christian couple beaten to death and then burned in a kiln…more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria … a mother forced to give birth in chains in Sudan … the mass exodus of families forced from their homes in Syria and Iraq, driven out by the brutality of ISIS … The violence and cruelty seem to know no bounds. These don't even take into account the untold stories of persecution happening in closed countries like North Korea....
  • The Crucifixion of Pastor Scott Lively

    11/17/2014 6:36:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2014 | Matt Barber
    “Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also.” – John 15:20 Christians, pastors, take heed. In case you haven’t noticed, times are a-changin’. Whether at home or abroad, if you follow God’s command to speak biblical truth in all things, most especially, it seems, on matters of sex and sexuality, you will be persecuted. “A servant is not greater than his master.” I don’t presume to compare my friend Scott Lively of Abiding Truth Ministries to...
  • The Rise of Christianity in China

    11/16/2014 6:04:44 AM PST · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    The Financial Times ^ | 11/7/14 | Jamil Anderlini
    The state’s response to this resurgence of faith is an escalating campaign of repression As he stood in the hot sun and watched a dozen earth movers smash through the walls of the Sanjiang church, Mr Dai felt a great sadness and also fear – for himself and for the future of his fellow Christians. “There were so many police blocking the road and surrounding mountains. They had cut off power to the whole area and blacked out mobile phone coverage and they were trying to stop anybody coming near,” he says. By pretending to be part of the demolition...
  • One Nation Under Godlessness

    11/14/2014 4:03:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 14, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Cheating. Bullying. Cybersexting. Hazing. Molestation. Suicide. Drug abuse. Murder. Scanning the headlines of the latest scandals in America's schools, it's quite clear that the problem is not that there's too much God in students' lives. The problem is that there isn't nearly enough of Him. With the malfunction of moral seatbelts and the erosion of moral guardrails, too many kids have turned to a pantheon of false gods, crutches and palliatives. They're obsessed with "Slender Man" and "Vampire Diaries." Alex from Target's hair and Rihanna's tattoos. Overpriced basketball sneakers and underdressed reality stars. Choking games and YouTube games. Gossip and...
  • Christian Extermination in the Middle East

    11/12/2014 5:37:15 AM PST · by SJackson · 18 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 12, 2014 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Christian Extermination in the Middle EastPosted By Raymond Ibrahim On November 12, 2014 @ 12:25 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 1 Comment The purge of ancient Christian communities throughout Iraq that started in June culminated in a show of great intolerance in July.Among other things, a Christian church that had stood on the ground of Iraq for 1,800 years—a church that was erected less than 200 year after Christ—was reportedly torched by the Islamic State, according to numerous news agencies, including Al Arabiya.Islamic State jihadis also stormed and took over an ancient monastery in northern Iraq and expelled its few...
  • Megachurch Followers believe a C-130 flying at low Altitude dropped Explosives on Church

    11/10/2014 9:23:44 AM PST · by Gamecock · 34 replies
    theafricom.com ^ | 6 Nov 2014
    Full Title: "Nigeria: Megachurch Pastor “TB Joshua” Followers believe a C-130 Hercules Military plane flying at low Altitude may have dropped Explosives on the Church Building" Followers of Megachurch owner and Pastor “TB Joshua” believe it is possible that a C-130 Hercules military cargo plane flying at low altitude dropped explosives on a guesthouse at Nigerian pastor TB Joshua’s Megachurch, killing 116 people inside? That depends on who you ask. Joshua, a self-proclaimed prophet, failed to show up Wednesday at a coroner’s inquest into the causes of the September 12 collapse at the building in the grounds of his Lagos...
  • 150 million Christians persecuted by Islam

    11/08/2014 7:13:12 PM PST · by docbnj · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7 Nov 2014 | Giulio Meotti
    In particular, there is a disconcerting statistic: "80 percent of the acts of religious persecution in the world are directed against Christians." How many victims? The Center for the Study of Global Christianity brings the average of one hundred thousand Christians killed each year for their faith throughout the last decade. An average of five Christians every minute. Five hundred thousand Christians have already left Syria.
  • He Bent Down to Thank God for His First-Ever High School Touchdown — but It Cost His Team Dearly

    11/03/2014 2:39:46 PM PST · by Zakeet · 51 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 3, 2014 | Billy Hallowell
    When Fort Myers High school football player Sam Turner reached the end zone Friday night with the first touchdown of his high school career, he took a few seconds to bow down and thank the Lord, but that simple act ended up having a major consequence. Turner, 16, who briefly bent down on one knee, placed his finger in the air and prayed to the Lord, was dealt a 15-yard penalty, with an official dubbing the prayerful act unsportsmanlike conduct, according to the News-Press.
  • Does the military have a problem with Jesus?

    10/31/2014 8:12:47 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 18 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | October 31, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    A colonel’s column was removed from an Air National Guard newsletter because the writer violated military policy by including references to Jesus Christ and God, an Ohio National Guard spokesman said. Col. Florencio Marquinez, the medical group commander of the 180th Fighter Wing, wrote an essay in the September edition of the “Stinger.” It was titled, “A Spiritual Journey as a Commander.” He wrote about how his mother’s faith in Jesus Christ influenced his life and he referenced a Bible verse from the New Testament, “With God all things are possible.” Before you could say God bless America, the military...
  • The sad, twisted truth about conservative Christianity’s effect on the mind (Salon)

    11/01/2014 3:37:19 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 78 replies
    Salon ^ | Marlene Winell and Valerie Tarico
    If a former believer says that Christianity made her depressed, obsessive, or post-traumatic, she is likely to be dismissed as an exaggerator. She might describe panic attacks about the rapture; moods that swung from ecstasy about God’s overwhelming love to suicidal self-loathing about repeated sins; or an obsession with sexual purity. A symptom like one of these clearly has a religious component, yet many people instinctively blame the victim. They will say that the wounded former believer was prone to anxiety or depression or obsession in the first place—that his Christianity somehow got corrupted by his predisposition to psychological problems....
  • Govt tells Christian ministers: Perform same-sex weddings or face jail, fines

    10/20/2014 6:26:25 AM PDT · by thirst4truth · 35 replies
    Alliance Defending Freedom ^ | Saturday, October 18, 2014 | Attorney sound bites: Jeremy Tedesco | Jonathan Scruggs
    COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed a federal lawsuit and a motion for a temporary restraining order Friday to stop officials in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, from forcing two ordained Christian ministers to perform wedding ceremonies for same-sex couples. City officials told Donald Knapp that he and his wife Evelyn, both ordained ministers who run Hitching Post Wedding Chapel, are required to perform such ceremonies or face months in jail and/or thousands of dollars in fines. The city claims its “non-discrimination” ordinance requires the Knapps to perform same-sex wedding ceremonies now that the courts have overridden Idaho’s voter-approved...
  • Christian Mother of Five Death Sentence for Blasphemy Upheld by Pakistani Court

    10/17/2014 9:23:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/17/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The death sentence of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman and mother of five children, was upheld by the Lahore High Court in Pakistan on Thursday. Bibi has been convicted of blasphemy for drinking from the same bowl of water as Muslims and making derogatory comments about the prophet Muhammad. "The case against Asia Bibi is a great example of how Christians and other religious minorities are abused in Pakistan by fundamentalists wielding the controversial blasphemy laws. The blasphemy laws were originally written to protect against religious intolerance in Pakistan, but the law has warped into a tool used by extremists...
  • Christian, Jewish Leaders Call to Save Middle East Christians

    10/13/2014 5:27:37 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/10/14
    Prominent leaders of major Jewish and Christian global organizations announced a "historic" joint initiative on Monday, calling on world leaders to take urgent, determined actions to halt the brutal persecution of Christians in the Middle East in a Jerusalem press conference. Video The joint initiative was unveiled at the Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) celebration sponsored by the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, with some 4,500 Christians from 80 nations in attendance. The alarming situation for Christian minorities across the Middle East continues to worsen even while world leaders have largely ignored this on-going human rights tragedy, laments a letter recently sent...
  • The Criminalization of Heartland Christianity

    10/08/2014 11:38:19 AM PDT · by rhema · 13 replies
    Juicy Ecumenism ^ | 10/7/14 | Rick Plasterer
    The coercive program of homosexual liberation, cloaked as always in the language of love and justice, and backed ultimately by court edicts and intense political and social pressure, is now working its way into the American heartland, just as it is working its way into the church in this and other Western countries. Last year IRD reported on controversy in Springfield, in southwestern Missouri, where a proposed ordinance for homosexual rights prompted a dispute between local clergy over the meaning of the gospel as it pertains to homosexuality, and an eloquent defense of Biblical morality by Dr. George O. Wood,...
  • Escaping ISIS: Iraq's Christians find refuge at Jordan church

    10/03/2014 6:06:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/2/2014 | Jomana Karadsheh, Samira Said and Chelsea J. Carter
    They arrived at the church with only what they could carry: clothes, pictures and a few family heirlooms. It's all that is left of a life before the Islamic State terror group swept into northern Iraq, giving the Christians of Qaraqosh and Mosul an ultimatum: Convert, leave or die. Most, like Ammar Zaki and his family, fled first to the relative safety of Iraq's Kurdish capital of Irbil and then made their way to Amman, Jordan, where they found sanctuary in a church. Roughly 100 Iraqi Christians are being sheltered at St. Mary's Church in the Marka neighborhood of Amman....
  • More than Two Thousands Yazidi and Christian Women Held by IS: KRG

    10/01/2014 7:31:13 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Bas News ^ | 10/1/2014 | Hoshmand Sadiq
    Kurdistan region’s Human Rights Independent Committee has revealed currently more than two thousand Yazidi and Christian women are in held by of the Islamic State (IS) militants and they are sold in Mosul. “According to the statistics that we have obtained from those women that have been freed by the IS insurgents, currently more than 2000 Yazidi and Christian women have been held by the IS militants,” said Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Human Rights Committee Director Tavga Omar. Omar further stated that IS militants trade these women and treat them as the spoil of war to their militants. “IS militants...
  • Another Oklahoma Man...Arrested After He Allegedly Threatened to Cut Off Coworker’s Head

    10/01/2014 7:52:20 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 27 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | Dave Urbanski
    A fired Oklahoma City nursing home employee was arrested after a female coworker reported that he threatened to behead her, the Oklahoman said. Jacob Mugambi Muriithi, 30, is behind bars on a terrorism complaint, the Oklahoman reported, adding that his bail is set at $1 million. Muriithi — a native of Kenya who reportedly identified himself as a Muslim — was working with the victim for the first time Sept. 19 at the Bellevue Nursing Home when he made the threats, the arrest warrant affidavit said. Muriithi told her that he “represented ISIS and that ISIS kills Christians,” the police...
  • Public school 'purges' Christian authors from library

    09/29/2014 7:29:19 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 27 replies
    http://www.wnd.com/ ^ | Sept 27, 2014 | BOB UNRUH
    A charter school in Southern California is facing the threat of a lawsuit for “purging” Christian books from its library. snip ....Brad Dacus told WND that among the books was “The Hiding Place,” the story of Corrie ten Boom, a Dutch woman sent to a prison camp by the Nazis of World War II for helping Jews escape. Dacus said PJI’s legal team and the district have exchanged letters already. snip Strictly religious books, such as the Bible or the Quran, routinely are on library shelves, he argued. Dacus said an immediate correction of the school’s policy would prevent a...
  • Second Oklahoma Muslim Threatens to Behead Coworker

    09/28/2014 4:43:30 PM PDT · by lonevoice · 200 replies
    The Federalist Papers ^ | 9/28/2014 | Steve Straub
    Claims he represents ISIS. Jacob Mugambi Muriithi, a Muslim from Kenya, was arrested after he threatened to behead a coworker at the Bellevue Nursing Home. Muriithi told the coworker he “represented ISIS and that ISIS kills Christians.”
  • Denmark: Christians flee Muslim-dominated areas, “They tell me I ought to be stoned to death”

    09/26/2014 1:12:58 PM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 9/26/2014 | Nicolai Sennels
    Translated from TV2 (note: strong language is included in this account). Sign up for more translations and support at 10news.dk Christians with Middle Eastern backgrounds in Denmark experience harassment, verbal attacks and in some cases direct violence from Muslims. TV2 News has been in contact with a number of Christians here in Denmark who tell of violent experiences.Jojo was born in Denmark of Lebanese parents. She lived in Gellerupparken (a major Muslim area) until she was eight.One day she sat in her car in Nřrrebro (a Muslim-dominated area in Copenhagen). Seven young people with Arab background surrounded the car. One...
  • 100 Christians, Including Children, Arrested During Major House Church Raid in China

    09/23/2014 9:21:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/23/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Over 100 Christians, including children, were arrested during a major house church raid on Sunday in Foshan city in China's Guangdong Province. Close to 200 police officers stormed in during the service, eyewitnesses said, believed to be part of a large-scale crackdown on Christians in the country. "We don't know exactly why they raided our church," a local believer told watchdog group International Christian Concern, which has been keeping track of the rising tide of persecution in China. "The government does not want us to get together and worship as a church." Worshipers said that the church was raided without...
  • Islamic State appropriates all Christian, Shiite business assets

    09/22/2014 4:03:14 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | September 22, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    The Christians owe that money to the Muslims: “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.” (9:29)
  • Unity With the Persecuted

    09/22/2014 3:54:43 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | September 22, 2014 | Faith J. H. McDonnell
    Addressing the “In Defense of Christians” (IDC) summit on Wednesday morning, September 10, U.S. Representative Kerry Bentivolio (R-MI) declared that every “freedom-loving man, woman, and child must be engaged” in the fight to defend persecuted Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East.
  • The Irony of California's Ousting of Campus Christian Groups

    09/19/2014 11:56:01 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 23 replies
    A disturbing story came and went, barely noticed a few weeks ago. InterVarsity Christian Fellowship is being unceremoniously booted off the campuses of California's 23 state universities. This begins with a process of "derecognizing" these as legitimate campus groups. Why? Though everyone is welcome at their ministry events, ICVF reserves leadership only for those committed to their goals and creed, just as a homosexual group would presumably reserve leadership for gays or those who affirm its pro-gay agenda. Or a Muslim group for Muslims. InterVarsity Christian Fellowship is a network of campus ministries. It is evangelical in orientation and has...
  • Christianity In Iraq Is Finished

    09/19/2014 10:16:35 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 19, 2014 | Daniel Williams
    Christianity In Iraq Is Finished By Daniel Williams September 19 In the part of his Sept. 10 speech on confronting the Islamic State that probably drew the least attention, President Obama mentioned the need to help Christians and other minorities, expelled from cities and villages in northern Iraq, return from where they came. “We cannot allow these communities to be driven from their ancient homeland,” he said. Obama got that wrong. Christians, of whom around 120,000 have taken refuge in Iraqi Kurdistan, will not be going home even if their tormentors suddenly disappear. I spent 10 days talking with Christian...
  • THE CARPENTER'S SHOP: Persecution of Christians affects millions worldwide

    09/20/2014 3:31:56 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    The Destin Log ^ | Friday, September 19, 2014 | Dr. Barry K. Carpenter
    THE CARPENTER'S SHOP: Persecution of Christians affects millions worldwide By Dr. Barry K. Carpenter Published: Friday, September 19, 2014 at 11:03 AM. Christians around the world are experiencing unprecedented persecution. Reporter and news analyst Kirsten Powers, interviewed in the Daily Beast, said, “Christians in the Middle East and Africa are being slaughtered, tortured, raped, kidnapped, beheaded, and forced to flee the birthplace of Christianity. The silence has been nearly deafening.” It seems open season on Christians. It is more pronounced, more bold, more contagious, and in more numbers than at any other time in history. It may appear to...
  • U.N. to dump flood of Muslim refugees on U.S.

    09/17/2014 5:17:22 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 46 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 9/15/2014 | Pamela Geller
    Most Americans are unaware that under the “Refugee Resettlement Program,” whole Muslim communities from hostile nations are imported into the United States, circumventing whatever immigration laws that are still intact. This is made even more dangerous by what organization determines who is are refugees and who aren’t. It’s the UN, driven largely by the world’s largest international body, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). The OIC is a modern day caliphate made up of 56 countries and the Palestinian terrorists. For years, a handful of my colleagues and I have warned of the reckless immigration polices here in America and...
  • Dozens of Christians 'including women and children' are arrested in Saudi Arabia

    09/15/2014 9:08:29 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 26 replies
    Mail ^ | 15 Sep 14 | Matthew Blake for MailOnline
    Islamist police in Saudi Arabia have stormed a Christian prayer meeting and arrested its entire congregation, including women and children, and confiscated their bibles, it has been reported. The raid was the latest incident of a swingeing crackdown on religious minorities in Saudi Arabia by the country's hard-line Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice. The 28 Christians were said to be worshipping at the home of an Indian national in the eastern city of Khafji, when the police entered the building and took them into custody. They have not been seen or heard from since,...
  • Saudi Arabia cracks down on Christians. Will the United States speak up?

    09/15/2014 5:28:34 PM PDT · by xzins · 58 replies
    Red State ^ | September 15th, 2014 | Jake (Diary
    The situation for Christians in the Middle East continues to get worse, but this time, it isn’t at the hands of a terrorist group or band of rebels. It’s from one of our supposed allies in the region: Saudi Arabia. As Fox News reports, this past Friday (September 12th), agents from the country’s Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice rounded up 28 Christians at the home of an Indian national in the city of Khafji, and several Bibles were confiscated as well.. Their condition and whereabouts are currently unknown. As Nina Shea of the Hudson Institute...
  • Tortured in Ukraine: Christians Living a Nightmare

    09/15/2014 1:17:32 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 54 replies
    cbn.com ^ | September 15, 2014 | George Thomas
    EASTERN UKRAINE- Ukraine's evangelical Christians are bearing the brunt of the country's conflict, often with deadly consequences. It's a scene that has played in Elena Velichko's head over and over. Pro-Russian rebels took over her hometown in early April. Her husband Vladimir told her to take the kids and leave the city. "He took us to the train station and we said goodbye. He said, 'I love you.' He kissed me and kissed the children and left," Elena said. Several days later, her life and that of her eight children, ages 2 to 16, suddenly turned upside down. Surreal Reality...
  • 27 Christians in Saudi Arabia Arrested for Using House As a Church

    09/14/2014 9:18:19 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 22 replies
    Saudi authorities have swooped on a house in the eastern province city of Khafji, on the border with Kuwait, and arrested 27 people for using the premises as church last week. Members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (Haia) also confiscated copies of the Bible and various musical instruments from the people during the raid. The swoop was prompted by a tip from a citizen, reported the English-language newspaper Saudi Gazette. Those arrested on September 5 were of various Asian nationalities, including women and children, the newspaper reported. "A citizen reported suspicious activities in...
  • Ted Cruz Is No Hero For Insulting A Room Of Persecuted Christians

    09/11/2014 12:26:24 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 192 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/11/2014 | Mollie Hemingway
    ...We learn of a Maronite Christian seeking a liaison with Hezbollah and it sounds horrifically bad until you realize the purpose is to work together to fight ISIS, for instance. Her descriptive language for the various Christian leaders...suggests a lack of intimacy with the topic.... ...When Cruz was supposed to give the keynote address and discuss the deadly serious topic of persecution of Christians, he instead insulted a largely immigrant and foreign crowd as a group that didn’t understand their own political situation and stomped out of the room after calling them a bunch of haters.... The fact is, as...
  • Lebanese Christians on border arming themselves

    09/05/2014 6:30:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    AP ^ | 9/5/2014
    Every day around sunset, dozens of residents of this small Lebanese Christian village on the border carry their automatic rifles and deploy on surrounding hills, taking up positions and laying ambushes in case Muslim extremists from neighboring Syria attack. "We all know that if they come, they will slit our throats for no reason," said one villager as he drove through the streets of Qaa, an assault rifle resting next to him. For months, Lebanese Christians have watched with dread as other Christians flee Islamic extremists in Syria and Iraq, fearing their turn will come next. Fears multiplied after militants...
  • Never Again

    09/01/2014 11:07:47 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 9-1-14 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    How many times have we heard: “Never again”? (Or taken selfies at a concentration camp or Holocaust museum with those words?) How often have we quoted: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing”? And yet: Do we do nothing? What do we actually say in the face of evil? “I don’t want to have on my conscience that I was complicit in something as horrendous as this simply by being quiet,” is how Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the archbishop of Washington, D.C., reflected on the persecution being conducted against Christians and other...
  • National Post advises: Convert to Islam to avoid being murdered by jihadis

    08/30/2014 6:00:33 PM PDT · by Rashputin · 32 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | Aug 30, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    National Post advises: Convert to Islam to avoid being murdered by jihadis Robert Spencer Aug 30, 2014 at 11:31am kenya_attack_42Kathy Shaidle’s comment on this appalling piece is excellent: “I would die before I would repeat those words under any circumstances. And yes, there is a ‘peaceful verse for every violent one.’ However, Muslims use abrogation to decide which verses are more authoritative. The later violent (‘sword’) verses cancel out the earlier, peaceful ones. ‘The odds are that if you are assailed by a radical Islamist in the streets of London or Toronto, it will be with words not bullets.’ You...
  • Boko Haram beheaded six-year-old Christian boy, group reports

    08/31/2014 5:11:36 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 23 replies
    Christiantoday.com ^ | 8/28/2014 | Christiantoday.com
    It was revealed this week that Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram beheaded a six-year-old boy on June 1 because he was a Christian. The attack occurred in Attagara, Gwoza district, Borno State – a predominately Christian community, according to Voice of the Martyrs. Over 100 militants descended upon the village, slaughtering men, women, and children. Boko Haram has kidnapped and killed Christians and Shiite Muslims across Borno and Yobe States in an increasingly deadly campaign to establish an extremist, Sunni Muslim reign.
  • Toronto cancels permit for 15th annual Jesus parade

    08/28/2014 8:29:00 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/28/14 | Arthur Weinreb
    If organizers are insistent in holding the event they could always agree to march in the nude or carry “Death to Israel!” signs. That should do it for the city once known as 'Toronto the Good'. With less than a month to go before the parade expected to draw thousands of participants, Toronto bureaucrats told the organizers of the annual event that it could not be held. Although excuses were given, there is no other logical explanation other than the cancellation of the event, held without incident for the past 14 years, was nothing more than Christian-bashing. According to Canada...
  • The Mideast Through the Eyes of a Lebanese Expat

    08/26/2014 5:01:59 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 26, 2014 | Joseph Puder
    The Mideast Through the Eyes of a Lebanese ExpatPosted By Joseph Puder On August 26, 2014 @ 12:05 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments Lebanese born Joseph Hakim is a patriotic American who is deeply involved in community affairs. A successful businessman who came to America with less than $500 in his pocket, he has built a multi-million dollar business. It is not money however, that excites Hakim and gets him going. He is devoted to a single cause, which is saving the ancient Christian communities in the Middle East. Toward that end, he has assumed the presidency of...