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  • Pray for the Christians who are being cruely prosectuded through out the world.

    08/19/2014 5:23:19 PM PDT · by Vinylly · 9 replies
    Also pray for our associate minister who is from Iran where he and his family became Christians. He is going back to Iran to preach the good news of Christ. Pray for his safely.
  • In Defense of Christians Summit - Sep. 9-11, 2014

    08/19/2014 1:46:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    idcsummit ^ | August 18, 2014
    The mission of IDC is threefold: awareness, advocacy and unity. First, IDC hopes to increase awareness among our fellow citizens, the media, and policymakers about the faith and courage of those persecuted individuals and communities in the Middle East, particularly Christians and religious minorities, whose plight is worsening by the day. We are told in Hebrews 13 to continue to remember those mistreated as if we ourselves are suffering. As Christians, we are called to band together to shine a bright light on this ongoing, deteriorating situation in the Middle East, and to make it an issue of urgency for...
  • Muslims threatened seminarians: "We'll kill you Christians too" - in the Netherlands!

    08/14/2014 9:01:57 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 27 replies
    KATH.NET ^ | 13 August 2014 | unsigned news article
    A Catholic priesthood student was threatened in the Dutch city of Utrecht of radical Muslims and spat on because he was wearing a T-shirt with the logo Nasrani (Arabic letter N, symbol for Christians). Radical Muslims in the Dutch city of Utrecht bishop threatened and spat at a Catholic priesthood student from Colombia. So reports the daily newspaper "Die Presse": brother Jaider Chantré Sanchez going to church last weekend was threatened while walking through the city park by two Muslims. . According to media reports, they shouted "We will kill all Christians like you." The seminarian told newspaper "De Telegraaf"...
  • 5-Year-Old Christian Boy Cut in Half by Islamic State Jihadists

    08/12/2014 2:56:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 8/12/14 | pamela geller
    These are devout Muslim practicing pure Islam, authentic Islam in the cause of allah. Obama say, “respect it!” Oppose this savagery – then join us on August 17th in NYC at Union Square. Join here. “5-Year-Old Christian Boy Cut in Half by ISIS Terrorists,” By Christian Post, August 12, 2014 A 5-year-old boy, who’s the son of a founding member of St. George’s Anglican Church in Baghdad, was slaughtered by Islamic State terrorists, better known as ISIS, who cut the boy in half during an attack on the Christian town of Qaraqosh. “I’m almost in tears because I’ve just had...
  • Judge Jeanine Pirro Opening Statement - Christianity Under Attack - Danger From Radical Muslim?

    08/09/2014 4:59:03 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 15 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/26/14 | Jeanine Pirro
    Judge Jeanine Pirro Opening Statement - Christianity Under Attack - Danger From Radical Muslim? Published on Jul 26, 2014 Judge Jeanine Pirro Opening Statement - Christianity Under Attack - Danger From Radical Muslim? Justice With Judge Jeanine Are Christian Worldwide In Danger From Radical Muslim
  • Pentagon Denies Report US Is Bombing ISIS Targets In Iraq

    08/07/2014 2:33:47 PM PDT · by Kaosinla · 16 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 8/7/14 | Brett LoGiurato
    The Pentagon moved swiftly to shoot down a New York Times report Thursday afternoon that American military forces had bombed at least two places in northern Iraq targeting fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS). "Press reports that US has conducted airstrikes in Iraq completely false. No such action taken," Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, wrote on Twitter. President Barack Obama is preparing to make a statement Thursday evening, the Times reported. The White House didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. The Times reported, citing Kurdish officials, that U.S. military forces...
  • White House won’t commit on stopping potential ‘genocide’ in Iraq, but weighing options

    08/07/2014 2:22:58 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 7,2014
    According to the U.N., between 35,000 and 50,000 fled to nearby Mount Sinjar and other areas, "reportedly surrounded by ISIS armed elements" and lacking water and other aid. The Washington Post detailed dire circumstances, reporting Thursday that thousands of families hiding on Mount Sinjar are desperate for help and that Iraqi government airdrops of aid are not sufficient. According to the Post, some water bottles also cracked open during the drop. Reuters reported Thursday that a rescue is underway, and some of the thousands trapped on the mountain have been brought to safety. But Wolf, in his letter to the...
  • Will U.S. Troops Stand By While ISIS Starves Thousands?

    08/07/2014 1:59:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 08/07/2014 | Jacob Siegel
    The Yazidis, members of an ancient religious sect, fled when the Islamic State overran their homes. Now they’re trapped with no food or water. Will the U.S. step in to help save them? One week is as long as the average person can survive without water. In extreme temperatures, it may be less. So time is running out for the 10,000 to 40,000 Iraqis, mostly religious minorities, who have been trapped for days in barren mountains without food or water. They face a choice: return to their towns captured by ISIS forces and risk being slaughtered or stay in the...
  • Obama Remains Consistent in His Indifference to Slaughter

    08/08/2014 5:09:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 8, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    In the summer of 2007, then-Sen. Barack Obama was asked if he was worried that his proposed withdrawal from Iraq would result in ethnic cleansing or even genocide. He scoffed at the premise. "By that argument you would have 300,000 troops in the Congo right now -- where millions have been slaughtered as a consequence of ethnic strife -- which we haven't done," he told the Associated Press. "We would be deploying unilaterally and occupying the Sudan, which we haven't done. Those of us who care about Darfur don't think it would be a good idea." Obama glossed over...
  • Children Are Reportedly Being Systematically Beheaded By ISIS In Iraq

    08/08/2014 4:22:54 AM PDT · by No One Special · 35 replies
    opposingviews.com ^ | August 07, 2014 | Paul Brown
    Islamic extremist group ISIS is continuing its systematic genocide of Christians, Kurds and non-Sunni Muslims in Iraq. Just this week, the group allegedly beheaded a group of Christian children and put their heads on stakes for display in a community park. In an interview with CNN, Mark Arabo, a Chaldean-American with intimate knowledge of the situation, stated, "There is a park in Mosul, where [ISIS] they actually beheaded children and put their heads on a stick and have them in the park," he reported. "More children are getting beheaded, mothers are getting raped and killed, and fathers are being hung."...
  • World Ignores Christian Exodus from Islamic World

    08/08/2014 3:48:58 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | August 8, 2014 | Raymond Ibrahim
    While the world fixates on the conflict between Israel and Hamas—and while most mainstream media demonize Israel for trying to survive amid a sea of Arab-Islamic hostility—similar or worse tragedies continue to go virtually ignored.
  • ISIS Invading More Christian Villages In Iraq And Selling The Women As Sex Slaves In The Marketplace

    08/08/2014 3:44:25 AM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 8/7/2014 | Walid Shoebat
    They called this the Second Wave of displacement of Christians by ISIS. The outcry is loud from the suffering Christians who are weeping and the heart wrenching testimonies are aimed at the United States to send help. In an all out offensive, Isis advanced into the Kurdish region in which residents of Qaraqosh, Iraq’s biggest Christian town, the Christians were given the same ultimatum as in Mosul; leave, convert to Islam or face death. In addition, the Iraqi Red Crescent confirmed that ISIS created a market for women slaves (Sabaya) to be displayed for sale in the marketplace.Qaraqosh was the refugee place for many...
  • Islamic State Pulls Down Church Crosses In Northern Iraq as 200,000 Flee [Where Was Obama?]

    08/08/2014 12:02:28 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 12 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | August 8, 2014 | Barney Henderson
    Islamic State Pulls Down Church Crosses In Northern Iraq as 200,000 Flee Islamic State, the jihadist group formerly known as Isis, have occupied churches in Iraq, removing crosses and destroying manuscripts, witnesses report, having overrun Kurdish troops forcing 200,000 to flee Barney Henderson 07 Aug 2014 Islamic State jihadists who took over large areas of northern Iraq overnight have forced thousands of Christians to flee and occupied churches, removing crosses and destroying manuscripts, Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako has said. “(The Christians) have fled with nothing but their clothes, some of them on foot, to reach the Kurdistan region,” Patriarch Sako...
  • Muslim Iraqis Protest against Christian Persecution

    08/07/2014 9:31:24 AM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 7 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 6 August 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Two anchorwomen in the Middle East have protested against the persecution of Christians in their countries on TV while reading the news. The Muslim journalist Dalia AlAqidi, who works for the Iraqi TV network Sumaria, wore a cross around her neck on air and launched a verbal attack from the TV against "Islamist fascism", in support of Christians in Mosul, IraqÂ’s second largest city. AlAqidi made this gesture not only because of the disappearance from Mosul - which since June is in the hands of jihadists - of a Christian community that numbered in the thousands of faithful, but...
  • Baghdad Patriarch Tells Pope that the Iraqi Christian Tragedy is Rooted in Superpowers' Selfishness

    08/06/2014 6:22:02 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    AsiaNews ^ | 8/5/14
    In a letter to Pope Francis, eastern patriarchs and the presidents of bishops' conferences around the world, Mar Sako calls on the international community to come to grips with the situation and take "concrete actions". The survival of the Christian minority is at stake and a strong stance is needed, even by Muslims. He appeals for help and solidarity.Baghdad (AsiaNews) - The international community and the world's superpowers must realise the need for "concrete actions of solidarity" for Iraqi Christians because the "very survival" of the minority in the country and in middle East is at stake, said Raphael Louis...
  • What Do Muslims Plan To Do To Christians? “Beheadings, amputations, gunshots and crucifixions.”

    08/05/2014 11:36:40 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Walid Shoebat ^ | August 4, 2014 | Theodore Shoebat
    What Do Muslims Plan To Do To Christians? “Beheadings, amputations, gunshots and crucifixions.” That is what one analyst has elucidated recently, writing a very revealing statement describing what ISIS is doing to the Christians in Iraq: If you flee, you leave your home, your possessions, your community and your culture. What little you carry is soon stripped and looted from greedy militia men. You leave with your lives and the clothes on your back. But what if you can’t or don’t leave? What awaits you? Beheadings, amputations, gunshots and crucifixions. Unbending Sharia law including women and girls forced to undergo...
  • The IRS’s God Complex: IRS signs secret pact with atheists, promising to investigate 99 churches.

    08/04/2014 7:01:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/04/2014 | Quin Hillyer
    Is the Internal Revenue Service a threat to religious liberty? As the IRS continues to come under well-aimed fire for harassing conservative groups, on Friday it secured a final court order formalizing what amounts to a secret agreement to monitor the pulpits of ill-favored churches. The serious danger, as former Justice Department attorney J. Christian Adams told Fox News, is that the IRS will start treating “theology as politics,” and regulate it accordingly. Lovers of liberty should be very concerned. According to a June 27 IRS letter to the Justice Department, 99 churches merit “high priority examination” for allegedly illegal...
  • Six Muslims Abduct Christian Nurse From Her Home, And Gang Rape Her Over And Over Again

    08/04/2014 1:16:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 8/4/2014 | Theodore Shoebat
    A Filipino Christian nurse in Libya was abducted by Muslims from her home and gang raped by up to six Muslim men. According to one report: A Filipino nurse has been kidnapped and gang-raped in the Libyan capital of Tripoli.The woman was seized outside her residence on Wednesday and taken to an unknown location, where she was sexually abused by up to six men, the Philippines’ Foreign Affairs spokesman Charles Jose told reporters.She was released about two hours later and taken to hospital for treatment.The incident took place only a few days after a Filipino construction worker was beheaded, amid...
  • Muslims are crucifying Christians who refuse to convert to the Religion of Peace

    08/04/2014 1:24:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | 8/4/2014 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    From the Quran: “The punishment of anyone who fights against Allah and His apostle and do mischief in the land is to be killed or crucified or to have their hands and feet from opposite ends or be banished from the land.” (Quran: The table spread – Sura 5:33) Won’t convert?  Won’t pay your fine for being an infidel? You have 4 punishments options: public execution (Qatl), crucifixion (Salb) and amputation of one hand and one foot from opposite sides (Yuqata’ Aydihim wa-Arjulihim) or exile (Nafy).At Christian Post: Christians ‘Crucified Again’ for Refusing IslamTo the awe of its readership, a...
  • Christians Killed in Nigeria Through June Already at 91% of 2013’s Full-Year Total

    08/03/2014 11:59:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 29, 2014 - 9:47 AM | Barbara Boland
    Boko Haram, the Islamist extremist group in Nigeria, and other groups have killed 1,631 Christians in Nigeria in the first six months of 2014—91 percent of last year’s total number of Christians killed, according to in the country in all of last year, according to the human rights group Jubilee Campaign. Last year 1,783 Nigerian Christians were killed, according to Jubilee Campaign. …
  • Iraq’s Abandoned Christians

    07/28/2014 6:28:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 27, 2014
    Does innocent human life matter in the Middle East if it is Christian? We ask because while Israel’s efforts to defend itself against terrorism from Hamas have provoked worldwide condemnation and demonstrations, the ethnic cleansing of a Christian community that has been in Iraq for more than 1,600 years continues with only a whimper of protest.
  • Unconfirmed Reports of Video of the Iraq Mass Executions by ISIS (WARNING: GRAPHIC)

    07/29/2014 10:53:06 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 44 replies
    *GRAPHIC* According to the video description, the place of the incident was "Tikrit" in Iraq, according to a video description, and describe themselves as Rafidis, which include Shiites, Iranians, Alawites ..... an imprecise term. According to a Twitter Video Description the largest massacre of Shiites in Tikrit. It is not known if it this video relates to the first massacre in Tikrit ago more than a month, or if they have committed more massacres. The full length video of 36 minutes can be seen here, with the executions in the last 5 minutes. Read more at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=7fd_1406604477#YGSteygpF2m0IAML.99
  • U.S. and Qatar Declare War on Israel

    07/27/2014 8:47:33 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 21 replies
    TCS News ^ | July 27, 2014 | Randall Stevens
    Qatar-backed ISIS is in the process of liquidating all traces of Christianity, and Christians, in Syria and Iraq. Qatar-backed Hamas has as its stated goal the destruction of Israel. Without any doubt, Qatar is a major United States ally, militarily, economically, and through educational proxies and agreements. President Obama, whose friendship with Islamist Erdogan is relatively well-known[ii], has, in addition, an affinity with the rulers of Qatar, the al-Thani family. Do the citizens of the United States realize the extent that the Obama administration does the bidding of Qatar? Is it not reasonable to suggest that the American public, which...
  • No room for Christians in Iraq anymore, fleeing residents say

    07/27/2014 6:05:38 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 13 replies
    Hürriyet ^ | July/27/2014
    Alive but not at peace, Iraqi Christians who have fled the advance of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Mosul are recounting their nightmares about the group, while also lamenting the ostensible end of a place for their community in Iraq. Thousands fled the violence after ISIL, which now calls itself the Islamic State (IS), took control of Mosul, and many others who were left behind were forced to flee the city last week under the threat of forced conversion or execution by jihadists. Not only were the Christians harried, but their heritage that is thousands...
  • The last Christians flee Mosul in Iraq

    07/25/2014 6:05:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | 7/24/14 | Alex McClintock and Scott Spark
    In Mosul, ISIS fighters have daubed the letter ‘N’ for Nazarene, or Christian, on the walls of Christian-owned houses before rounding up the residents and stripping them of their money, jewellery and even mobile phones. ‘It's a very difficult time, Mosul is empty of Christians,’ says Father Andrzej Halemba, Middle East coordinator for Aid to the Church in Need. ‘Two thousand years of beautiful history, where the Christians and Muslims for centuries had helped each other, but now it’s the end of Christianity in Mosul. It's dreadful news.’
  • Muslims Are “Systematically Targeting Christians”

    07/23/2014 6:13:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 7/23/2014 | Theodore Shoebat
    Rep. Wolf from Virginia made a speech yesterday at the House of Representatives in which forewarned the country on the current genocide of Christians in Iraq. He stated:Mr. Speaker, the international legal definition of the crime of genocide is found in article II of the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide.It says:Genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group, as such: killing members of the group; causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; deliberately inflicting on the...
  • [PCUSA] Presbyterian Church Slams Israel —- Ignores Christian Persecution

    07/23/2014 2:21:54 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 7/23/2014 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Days before the recent Israel/Hamas conflict erupted, the Presbyterian Church in America withdrew $21 million worth in investments from Israel because, as spokesman Heath Rada put it, the Israeli government’s actions “harm the Palestinian people.”Soon after, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press” and was asked if he was “troubled” by the Presbyterian Church’s move.Netanyahu responded: It should trouble all people of conscience and morality because it’s so disgraceful. You know, you look at what’s happening in the Middle East and I think most Americans understand this, they see this enormous area riveted by religious hatred,...
  • Iranian Christian to Have Lips Burnt for Eating During Ramadan

    07/23/2014 7:03:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    INN ^ | 7/24/2014, 4:43 AM | Elad Benari
    An Iranian judge sentenced a Christian man to have his lips burnt with a cigarette for eating during the day in the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, The Daily Mail reported. The barbaric punishment was carried out in public in a square in the city of Kermanshah. Five other Muslim men were also flogged in public with 70 lashes for not fasting during Ramadan, the city’s deputy governor Ali Ashraf Karami said. […] At least 49 Christians were among 307 religious minorities being held in Iranian jails as of January 2014, noted the UN, which also criticized the regime for...
  • Muslims Declare War Against Catholicism, And Attack Priests And Monks...

    07/21/2014 6:35:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 7/21/2014 | Theodore Shoebat and Walid Shoebat
    Muslims in Iraq have declared war against Catholicism, attacking monks and priests and forcing them to leave immediately. They forced monks and priests to leave the beautiful monastery of Deir Behnam. The history of the monastery of Deir Behnam goes back to the fourth century AD and is associated with the story of the Assyrian Prince Sennacherib II who built it after converting to Christianity with his sister Sarah and forty of his followers at the hands of St. Matthew.It was built by the Assyrian king Sennacherib II as penance for killing his son, Behnan. Today, the fate of St....
  • ISIL Spearheads Worldwide War On Christians

    07/22/2014 8:24:29 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 20 replies
    INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY ^ | July 22, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    War On Terror: The fanatical Islamist group torches an 1,800-year-old church built before the founding of Islam and forces the Christian residents of Mosul to convert, pay a tax, leave or face execution. This is what the West faces. 'From Boston to Zanzibar, there's a worldwide war on Christianity," Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul said at the Values Voters Summit last October, an annual conservative gathering. The number and intensity of attacks was so great, he said, that it's "almost as if we lived in the Middle Ages." That was an era when the swords of Islam had conquered much...
  • ISIS Torches 1,800-Year-Old Church in Mosul; Priest Says City Is 'Now Empty of Christians'

    07/22/2014 6:02:14 AM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies
    chistian Post ^ | July 21, 2014 | LEONARDO BLAIR
    (Photo: Shoebat.com)An 1,800-year-old church being burnt to the ground in Mosul, Iraq. Members of the militant group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) reportedly torched a 1,800 year-old Catholic Church in Mosul, Iraq and have effectively left that city "empty of Christians" as believers fled the area in fear of their lives, according to Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Sako.Sources told Shoebat that the ISIS group in Mosul called "Daash" completely burned the Syriac Catholic Diocese and its contents in Mosul. A Chaldean, Syriac and Assyrian Website released photos of the church in flames Saturday.Free Sign Up CP Newsletter! RelatedISIL Members...
  • ‘Even Genghis Khan didn’t do this’: Mosul emptied of Christians (leave money, gold, jewelry)

    07/21/2014 1:51:43 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | July 21, 2014 | Diogenes
    Following an ultimatum from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) to leave Mosul, convert to Islam, or be killed, the city’s remaining Christians left for other parts of Iraq. ISIL, the jihadist group that controls large sections of Syria and Iraq, confiscated the Christians’ possessions as they departed from Iraq’s 2nd-largest city. “The heinous crime of the Islamic State was carried out not just against Christians, but against humanity,” said Patriarch Louis Raphaël I Sako, the head of the Chaldean Catholic Church, as quoted by the Reuters news agency. In an urgent appeal, the Iraqi Patriarch reported...
  • Iraq's second city "free of Christians" (Ethnic Cleansing)

    07/21/2014 5:10:32 AM PDT · by xzins · 43 replies
    CBN ^ | 20 Jul 14 | Stan Jeter
    Christians have fled en masse from Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, abandoning communities that date back to the first centuries of Christianity. Islamic extremists who now control the city gave Christians until midday Saturday to convert to Islam, pay a tax or face death. According to MidEast Christian News, the IS rulers ordered hospitals to dismiss Christian doctors and female employees. The report says extremists also marked the houses of Christians as "Property of the Islamic State". By the time the deadline imposed by the Islamic State expired, most Christians were gone. Mosul, where Christianity has existed for nearly 2,000 years,...
  • Christians Are Extremists Like al-Qaeda, U.S. Army Taught Troops

    04/09/2013 8:39:01 AM PDT · by robowombat · 12 replies
    New American ^ | Monday, 08 April 2013 09:48 | Alex Newman
    Monday, 08 April 2013 09:48 Christians Are Extremists Like al-Qaeda, U.S. Army Taught Troops Written by Alex Newman The Obama administration’s Department of Defense was caught training U.S. troops that Catholics, orthodox Jews, and evangelical Christians are to be considered “religious extremists,” even equating the major religions representing more than half of Americans with truly violent groups such as al-Qaeda, the Ku Klux Klan, and Hamas. After the explosive revelations hit the headlines, outrage promptly ensued. Now, critics are calling for an immediate public apology to the soldiers exposed to the hateful propaganda, as well as to the Christian and...
  • PENTAGON TAPS ANTI-CHRISTIAN EXTREMIST FOR RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE POLICY

    04/30/2013 7:27:17 AM PDT · by Linda Frances · 46 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | April 28, 2013 | Ken Klukowski
    “Today, we face incredibly well-funded gangs of fundamentalist Christian monsters who terrorize their fellow Americans by forcing their weaponized and twisted version of Christianity upon their helpless subordinates in our nation’s armed forces.”
  • This Is What Intolerance Smells Like

    05/01/2013 1:24:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 91 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 1, 2013 | Susan Stamper Brown
    President Obama's new "religious tolerance" consultant to the Pentagon, Mikey Weinstein, wants Christian military service members who openly talk about their faith in uniform to be charged with treason, which is a crime punishable by death according to military law. By employing his consulting services, and as Commander-in-Chief, President Obama is effectively endorsing Weinstein's recently voiced and written views such as: "Today, we face incredibly well-funded gangs of fundamentalist Christian monsters who terrorize their fellow Americans by forcing their weaponized [sic] and twisted version of Christianity upon their helpless subordinates in our nation's armed forces." Weinstein's inflamed word picture helps...
  • Pentagon: Religious Proselytizing is Not Permitted (Court Martials?)

    04/30/2013 3:33:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | April 30, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    Religious liberty groups have grave concerns after they learned the Pentagon is vetting its guide on religious tolerance with a group that compared Christian evangelism to “rape” and advocated that military personnel who proselytize should be court martialed. The Military Religious Freedom Foundation is calling on the Air Force to enforce a regulation that they believe calls for the court martial of any service member caught proselytizing. President Mikey Weinstein and others from his organization met privately with Pentagon officials on April 23. He said U.S. troops who proselytize are guilty of sedition and treason and should be punished –...
  • Religious Groups Fear Christian Purge From Military

    04/30/2013 3:53:52 PM PDT · by markomalley · 59 replies
    Townhall ^ | 4/30/2013 | Todd Starnes
    Religious liberty groups have grave concerns after they learned the Pentagon is vetting its guide on religious tolerance with a group that compared Christian evangelism to “rape” and advocated that military personnel who proselytize should be court martialed. The Military Religious Freedom Foundation is calling on the Air Force to enforce a regulation that they believe calls for the court martial of any service member caught proselytizing. President Mikey Weinstein and others from his organization met privately with Pentagon officials on April 23. He said U.S. troops who proselytize are guilty of sedition and treason and should be punished –...
  • Pentagon Grilled About Christians in Military

    04/12/2013 2:50:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | April 12, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    Is the Pentagon discriminating against Christians? Rep. Randy Forbes (R-VA) said he’s been monitoring a steady stream of religious discrimination complaints over the past four years from Christian soldiers. “It’s been a steady attack on faith and religious freedom that we’ve seen in our military like we’ve never seen before,” Forbes told Fox News. “We are getting a lot of calls from soldiers saying ‘we’re afraid of going to church, we’re afraid to be seen praying, we’re afraid that would hurt our careers, our promotions.’” Forbes grilled Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel about religious liberty issues during a House Armed Services...
  • Obama’s Soldiers for Secularism

    04/10/2013 4:31:30 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 4.10.13 | GEORGE NEUMAYR
    Defense Department materials classifying Christians as extremists reflect the ideology of the boss. Whoever put together the recently reported Defense Department materials classifying Catholics and Evangelicals as extremists can be excused for simply reflecting, if a bit overenthusiastically, the ideology of the boss. Obama’s anti-Christian secularism is the order of the day. Why wouldn’t that philosophy seep into DOD materials? The military is dismissing this slide show for a U.S. Army Reserve presentation, which placed the Catholic Church in the same category as al Qaeda, as an isolated incident. An Army spokesman told the press it “was produced by an...
  • Again: US Army Officer Describes Mainstream Christian Groups as Extremists

    04/10/2013 11:54:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    pj tattler ^ | 4/10/13 | Bryan Preston
    Last week we reported on the Army EEO briefing that described evangelical Christians and Catholics as “extremists” alongside the likes of the KKK and al Qaeda. That incident occurred in Pennsylvania. Today, Todd Starnes reports that an Army officer at Ft. Campbell, KY sent an email to subordinates using similar descriptions and epithets. “Just want to ensure everyone is somewhat educated on some of the groups out there that do not share our Army Values,” read an email from LTC Jack Rich to three dozen subordinates at Fort Campbell in Kentucky. “When we see behaviors that are inconsistent with Army...
  • Colo. Sheriff Alleges Shock Training to TheBlaze: DHS-Bound Official Warned Against ‘Christians

    04/09/2013 2:50:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/9/13 | Billy Hallowell
    This weekend, an email written by Ron Trowbridge, the undersheriff of Prowers County, Colorado, started sweeping some of the viral corners of the internet. It alleges that a Colorado State Police training encouraged law enforcement officials to look at Bible-believing Christians with intense skepticism. At first glance, the startling allegations in the letter, which was first posted on the conservative site Red Statements, were seemingly unbelievable. But TheBlaze reached out to Trowbridge to confirm that he wrote the note and to speak further about its contents. In sum, the undersheriff said that he, indeed, wrote it and that the version...
  • As Christians Are Massacred in Iraq, Laid-Back Obama Maintains His Shameful Silence

    07/19/2014 12:25:17 PM PDT · by kristinn · 24 replies
    The Spectator (UK) ^ | Saturday, July 19, 2014 | Damian Thompson
    Christians in Mosul have been offered three choices by ISIS: 1. Convert to Islam. 2. Pay the ‘jizya’ tax that renders them dhimmis – i.e., second-class citizens granted limited protection if they hand over half an ounce of pure gold. 3. Death by the sword. They had until noon today to make up their minds. Bit of a no-brainer, really. Mosul’s Christians – Catholics and Orthodox who until this month had celebrated Mass in the city every Sunday for 1,600 years – are fleeing for safety. Perhaps, by the time you read this, Barack Obama – a weekly worshipper at...
  • Iraqi Patriarch: For the first time in the history of Iraq, Mosul is now empty of Christians

    07/19/2014 7:21:21 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Radio Vaticana ^ | 7/19/2014
    The last Christian families still present in Mosul are leaving the city and are heading towards Iraqi Kurdistan. The exodus was caused by the proclamation on Thursday by the self-proclaimed Islamic Caliphate that Christians must pay a special tax or be killed. Islamists have for the past two days been marking the doors of homes belonging to Christians and Shia Muslims living in the city. “For the first time in the history of Iraq, Mosul is now empty of Christians,” said Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako in an interview with the AFP news agency. The Patriarch said as late as last...
  • The last Christian families leave Mosul

    07/18/2014 3:32:31 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Agenzia Fides ^ | 7/18/2014
    Mosul (Agenzia Fides) - The last Christian families still present in Mosul are leaving the city and are heading towards Erbil, Dohuk and other areas of Iraqi Kurdistan which are considered safer. This is confirmed by sources of the local Chaldean community to Fides Agency. The new exodus has accelerated in the past two days, after Sunni insurgents and militants of the Islamic Caliphate began to mark with letters of recognition the homes of Christians and Shiites. As reported by the website www.Ankawa.com, the evacuation of the last Christians is also due to the intensification of the bombing carried out...
  • Obama Administration Suppresses Talk of Muslim Persecution of Christians

    07/17/2014 5:07:32 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 17, 2014 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Obama Administration Suppresses Talk of Muslim Persecution of ChristiansPosted By Raymond Ibrahim On July 17, 2014 @ 12:35 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 1 Comment Originally published by the Gatestone Institute.Along with an especially egregious list of atrocities committed against Christian minorities throughout the Islamic world, March also saw some callous indifference or worse from the U.S. government.President Barack Hussein Obama was criticized by human rights activists for not addressing the plight of Christians and other minorities during his talks with leaders in Saudi Arabia, where Christianity is banned.According to the Washington-based International Christian Concern (ICC) advocacy group, Obama did not “publicly...
  • Calif. School District Tells Student It Has an 'Obligation' to Censor God in Graduation Speech

    07/15/2014 7:30:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/15/2014 | Katherine Webber
    A California school district has refused to apologize to one of its students for previously banning him from mentioning God in his graduation speech, saying instead that it has an "obligation" to prevent sectarian speeches. Brooks Hamby, the salutatorian of Brawley Union High School in Brawley, California, made national headlines back in June when he ignored his school's attempts at censoring God from his graduation speech, instead giving an inspirational, Christian-oriented speech on the importance of standing up for one's beliefs. Now, one month after the controversial speech went viral online, lawyers for the Brawley Union High School District say...
  • Insurgent Capture Christian Colleges in Ukraine, Missionaries Urge Prayer

    07/11/2014 3:50:01 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 3 replies
    gospelherald.com ^ | July 11, 2014 | Leah Marieann Klett
    As tensions rise in Eastern Ukraine, Pro-Russian insurgents continue to target Christians, reportedly taking over a Christian University in Donetsk to house insurgents in preparation for war. "They want to accommodate more soldiers, so that place becomes the number one target for the insurgency," Sergey Rakhuba, president of Peter Deyneka Russian Ministries and a former board member of the university told Mission Network News. "If the Ukrainian army attacks, this Christian university would be destroyed." Following a government crackdown on rebel forces, Insurgents were forced to regroup in the city of Donetsk, the regional capital, where they captured Donetsk Christian...
  • Iraq's Beleaguered Christians Make Final Stand on the Mosul Frontline

    07/07/2014 7:20:11 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Some Christian families from Mosul have sought refuge in St Matthew’s Monastery, writes Richard Spencer. Others vow to take a stand against the Islamists - whatever the cost.Captain Firaz Jacob knows he may well be mounting a last stand at the frontiers of the Christian settlement of Bartella on the outskirts of Mosul. Less than a mile down the road are the jihadists of Isis, the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, and the portly, middle-aged Mr Jacob is aware that his home-grown militia are outnumbered. “I stand here waiting for my destiny,” he said, as he stood this week...
  • Extremism Fuels Abuse of Christians in Mideast

    07/07/2014 7:14:05 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 7, 2014 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Extremism Fuels Abuse of Christians in MideastPosted By Raymond Ibrahim On July 7, 2014 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments Originally published by CNN.com.The world heard of the plight of a Sudanese Christian wife and mother who, while eight months pregnant, was arrested and sentenced to public flogging followed by execution. Her crime? An Islamic court in Khartoum found her guilty of apostasy, that is, leaving Islam and converting to Christianity. It’s a crime punishable by death, according to some interpretations of Islamic law.Meriam Yehya Ibrahim Ishag, 27, who is married to an American, was released,...