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  • China appoints new Hong Kong chief known for persecuting Christians

    02/15/2020 4:31:49 PM PST · by aimhigh · 5 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 02/15/2020 | Anugrah Kumar
    China has appointed a hardliner, who is known for removing hundreds of crosses from churches in the eastern province of Zhejiang, to take charge of its office overseeing matters in Hong Kong, which might raise concerns among pro-democracy protesters and residents in the semi-autonomous city. Xia Baolong, the vice chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference who was a close aide to Chinese Premier Xi Jinping from 2003 to 2007 when he was Communist Party secretary of Zhejiang Province, will serve as the director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office, China’s Human Resources Ministry has announced, according...
  • Fury, as Boko Haram beheads CAN chair in Adamawa -(Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria)

    01/22/2020 11:29:20 AM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 22 replies
    vanguardngr ^ | 1/22/2020 | vanguardngr
    THE vicious jihadist terrorist organisation, Islamic State’s West Africa Province, ISWAP, also known as Boko Haram sect has beheaded abducted Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, in Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa State, Rev. Lawan Andimi.
  • China imposes harsh new rules governing religious groups in 2020: Your Loyalty Must Be To the Party First and Foremost

    01/07/2020 7:00:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/07/2020 | By Leah MarieAnn Klett
    China announced it will soon implement harsh new measures requiring all religious personnel to support and implement total submission to the Chinese Communist Party, sparking concern among Chinese Christians. Asia News reports that the new administrative measures will be put in place for Chinese religious groups starting Feb. 1. The measures complete the "Regulations on religious affairs" revised two years ago and implemented on Feb. 1, 2018. The new measures include six chapters and 41 articles dealing with the organization, functions, offices, supervision, projects and economic administration of communities and groups at both a national and local level. Under the...
  • Denied Justice: The Legal Plight of Egypt’s Christians

    11/06/2019 12:00:33 PM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    Raymond Ibrahim ^ | 11/05/2019 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Last week the Egyptian court system denied justice to Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Christian minority by again postponing judgment on two notorious cases that have been at court for years. The first concerns Soa‘d Thabet, a 70-year-old Coptic grandmother. On May 20, 2016, a mob of some 300 Muslim men descended on her home, stripped her completely naked, beat, spit on, and paraded her in the streets of al-Karm village (in Minya governorate) to jeers, whistles, and triumphant shouts of “Allahu Akbar.” Earlier that day she and her husband had gone to local police and complained that they were being harassed...
  • Judge bans business owners from stating Christian beliefs

    11/02/2019 1:34:04 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 66 replies
    WND.com ^ | 11/2/19 | Bob Unruh
    A federal judge has affirmed a Colorado law that effectively bans business owners from freely expressing in public their religious beliefs about marriage and homosexuality. Colorado was the loser in a similar dispute, the Masterpiece Cakeshop case in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the state show "hostility" to the Christian beliefs of Jack Phillips in its handling of his refusal to make a cake for a same-sex wedding. Since then, openly homosexual Democratic Gov. Jared Polis has pursued a gay-rights agenda that includes allowing people to indicate their sex on driver's licenses according to their "gender identity" and banning...
  • US ISIS Strike Named in Honor of Christian Martyr

    10/31/2019 11:11:52 AM PDT · by Twotone · 7 replies
    Church Militant ^ | October 29, 2019 | Anita Carey
    WASHINGTON (ChurchMilitant.com) - President Trump is honoring a Christian martyr by naming the mission to kill a top ISIS leader and her captor after her. In an address at the White House on Sunday, Trump announced that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a special forces raid in Syria while he and his security team watched. Also on Sunday, National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien told NBC's "Meet the Press" that the mission was named in honor of Kayla Mueller, captured in Syria in 2013 while working with humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders. Mueller spent 18 months in...
  • Baghdadi Operation Named After Christian Woman Who Refused to Give Up Faith Before ISIS Killed Her

    10/28/2019 6:10:53 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 15 replies
    Christian Broadcasting Network ^ | 10-28-2019 | Emily Jones
    JERUSALEM, Israel – The US military operation that resulted in the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was dedicated to Kayla Mueller, a young Christian woman who was kidnapped, tortured, and murdered by the Islamic State. Mueller, 26, was abducted by ISIS in August 2013 in Aleppo, Syria while serving on a humanitarian mission with Doctors Without Borders. US officials said Baghdadi tortured and repeatedly raped her at his compound before announcing in 2015 that she died in captivity. Her body has never been recovered. White House National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien told NBC's Meet the Press" on Sunday...
  • Chinese Churches Made to Replace Ten Commandments with Xi Jinping Quotes

    09/26/2019 5:33:20 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    Beijing, China, Sep 23, 2019 / 05:00 pm (CNA).- Christian churches in China have been ordered to take down displays of the Ten Commandments and replace them with quotes from Chinese President Xi Jinping, according to reports. According to Bitter Winter, a magazine covering religious liberty and human rights in China, churches belonging to the country’s state-run “Three-Self Patriotic Movement” Protestant denomination have been ordered to replace displays of the decalogue with sayings of the Chinese president. The new directive reportedly comes after Three-Self churches were initially told to remove the First Commandment, “You shall have no gods before me,”...
  • Christian artists can’t be forced to make same-sex wedding invitations, Ariz. Supreme Court rules

    09/17/2019 8:01:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/17/2019 | Michael Gryboski
    Christian artists Breanna Koski (L) and Joanna Duka say they cannot create art for events that celebrate same-sex marriage. | (Photo: Alliance Defending Freedom) A pair of Christian artists cannot be forced by a city ordinance to make wedding invitations for same-sex marriages, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Monday.In Brush & Nib v. City of Phoenix, Arizona’s highest court ruled that Joanna Duka and Breanna Koski, owners of Brush & Nib Studio, cannot be compelled by a local antidiscrimination ordinance to provide their services to same-sex weddings.Writing for the majority, Justice Andrew Gould concluded that the city of Phoenix “cannot...
  • Christians Massacred, Media Look the Other Way

    09/08/2019 11:02:40 AM PDT · by yoe · 18 replies
    The Gatestone Institute ^ | September 8, 2019 | Giulio Meotti
    "In the same week as the awful attack on the mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand... more than two hundred Christians were killed in Nigeria. There was hardly any mention of the latter in the news. There were no marches for martyred Christians, no tolling of church bells ordered by governments, no 'Je suis Charlie' t-shirts... no public outrage at all." — Fr. Benedict Kiely, Crisis Magazine, September 4, 2019 NASA's satellites observed the Amazon fires, prompting world leaders to pledge to protect the rainforest. But the burning, chopping and murder of Christians is not tracked by satellites and their suffering...
  • Christian authors blast Amazon for banning their books, selling pedophilia titles

    08/30/2019 7:27:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/30/2019 | Brandon Showalter
    Christian authors who once identified as gay or lesbian are highlighting the double standard Amazon is applying by removing their books from the platform while continuing to sell titles that promote pedophilia. Restored Hope Network Executive Director Anne Paulk and pastoral counselor Joe Dallas both saw their books removed from the retail giant. Amazon told some authors that their books, which detail how Jesus transformed their lives and sexual identities, were in "violation of our content guidelines." Paulk, the author of Restoring Sexual Identity: Hope for Women Who Struggle with Same-Sex Attraction, said in a statement to The Christian Post...
  • Things Are Worse Than We Imagined in China

    09/01/2019 7:54:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 1, 2019 | Michael Brown
    Earlier this week, I met with some Christian friends who have lived and worked in China for many years. What they shared with me was chilling and sobering. (They are well-connected and not simply airing personal opinions.) First, the crackdown against Christian believers in the country (not to mention the crackdown against Muslims and others, which we did not discuss in detail), is getting increasingly severe. Just a few years ago, there were real signs of change. Persecution was lessening and liberties were increasing. But not today. There is a systematic attempt to purge the Gospel from the nation. Even...
  • Things are worse than we imagined in China for Christians

    08/28/2019 8:15:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/28/2019 | Michael Brown
    Earlier this week, I met with some Christian friends who have lived and worked in China for many years. What they shared with me was chilling and sobering. (They are well-connected and not simply airing personal opinions.) First, the crackdown against Christian believers in the country (not to mention the crackdown against Muslims and others, which we did not discuss in detail), is getting increasingly severe. Just a few years ago, there were real signs of change. Persecution was lessening and liberties were increasing. But not today. There is a systematic attempt to purge the gospel from the nation. Even...
  • The Extinction of Christians in the Middle East

    08/19/2019 9:45:03 AM PDT · by OddLane · 10 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | August 18, 2019 | Giulio Meotti
    Convert, pay or die. Five years ago, that was the "choice" the Islamic State (ISIS) gave to Christians in Mosul, then Iraq's third-largest city: either embrace Islam, submit to a religious tax or face the sword. ISIS then marked Christian houses with the Arabic letter Ù† (N), the first letter of the Arabic word "Nasrani" ("Nazarene," or "Christian") . Christians could often take no more than the clothes on their back and flee a city that had been home to Christians for 1,700 years. Two years ago, ISIS was defeated in Mosul and its Caliphate crushed. The extremists, however, had...
  • Pakistan: “Every year at least a thousand girls are ....., raped, and forced to convert to Islam”

    08/14/2019 6:05:29 PM PDT · by robowombat · 20 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | AUG 14, 2019 4:00 PM | CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS
    Pakistan: “Every year at least a thousand girls are kidnapped, raped, and forced to convert to Islam” AUG 14, 2019 4:00 PM BY CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS The brutal persecution of young Christian girls in Pakistan is ongoing, and largely ignored by “feminists” and fake human rights activists, who call it “Islamophobic” to shed light on such atrocities: The Pontifical charity, Aid to the Church in Need, is sounding the alarm on the plight of young Christian women, and even teenagers, in Pakistan who are forced to convert to Islam. “Every year at least a thousand girls are kidnapped, raped, and forced...
  • China: Schoolchildren taught to 'hate God,' Christianity an 'evil cult'

    07/26/2019 9:12:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/25/2019 | By Leah MarieAnn Klett
    Christian parents in China have shared how their schoolchildren are being taught that Christianity is an “evil cult” and encouraged to “hate God” as the officially atheist country continues to tighten its grip on religion. According to Chinese persecution watchdog Bitter Winter, since the Regulations on Religious Affairs legislation was implemented last year, schools around China have adopted “unprecedented measures” to keep students away from Christianity. Schools in China are government-controlled, and therefore Communist in ideology.The policy has resulted in difficult situations for families as children are encouraged to question the beliefs of family members and report those closest to...
  • The Latest UN Horror Show: Christian Refugees Ignored

    08/06/2019 6:39:15 AM PDT · by Steely eyed killer of the deep · 1 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | August 4, 2019 | Uzay Bulut
    Jordan is supposed to be their transit country; they are seeking resettlement to other countries via the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Australian Special Humanitarian Program. The registration with the UNHCR gives them the protective status of refugee as they await resettlement. Yet, the process of resettlement takes at minimum several months and sometimes even years due to the growing refugee backlog..... "The majority of those stuck in limbo have been waiting more than two years—some since the rise of ISIS in 2014," according to the report. "Since January, the process has become...
  • Muslim Cleric Who Hid 262 Christians During Terror Attack Honored By Trump Admin

    07/20/2019 3:59:09 PM PDT · by McQ444 · 16 replies
    NN ^ | 07-20-19 | Daniel Newton
    The Trump administration has honored an 83-year-old Muslim cleric from Nigeria who saved hundreds of Christians during a terror attack in 2018.Imam Abubakar Abdullahi, who saved the Christians after hiding them in his home and a mosque, was honored by The State Department in an awards ceremony on Wednesday for his actions on June 23, 2018.The incident occurred when "ethnic Fulani herdsmen, who are predominantly Muslim, launched attacks on ten villages in Barkin Ladi, killing hundreds of Christians."According to The State Department:
  • People who post ‘God’ and ‘pray’ on Facebook are more likely to develop these...conditions

    06/18/2019 9:48:12 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 55 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 06/18/2019 | James Wellemeyer
    Facebook... posts may be able to predict whether someone will develop diabetes and other conditions including depression, anxiety, alcohol abuse, sexually-transmitted diseases, and drug abuse better than demographic information like age, sex, and race. People who often use the words “God” and “pray” in their Facebook posts are 15 times more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than people who rarely use those terms on the platform, a new study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine finds. Raina Merchant, the lead author of the study and the director of Penn Medicine’s Center for Digital Health, said she didn’t...
  • Jack Phillips Faces Third Lawsuit Over Refusal to Make Gender Transition Cake

    06/12/2019 6:59:15 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 27 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 6/10/19 | Michael Gryboski
    Christian baker Jack Phillips of Colorado is facing a third lawsuit over his refusal on religious grounds to make certain cakes, the latest legal battle for the Masterpiece Cakeshop owner. Transgender woman Autumn Scardina filed a second lawsuit against Phillips last Wednesday in District Court for the city and county of Denver, Colorado. In the new lawsuit, Scardina claimed that Phillips violated Colorado’s Anti-Discrimination Act and Consumer Protection Act by refusing to bake what the plaintiff labeled a “birthday cake.” The “birthday cake” as described in the lawsuit, which was to be blue on the outside and pink on the...