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  • Report: ISIS Fighter Who 'Enjoyed' Killing Christians Wants to Follow Jesus After Dream

    06/03/2015 7:55:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/03/2015 | Nicola Menzie
    It has become a common occurrence over the years for Muslims in the Middle East who have converted to Christianity to claim to have been compelled to do so after dreaming of a person who they believe is Jesus Christ. Now, one militant belonging to the brutal Islamic State that has massacred Christians has converted to his victims' religion after dreaming of "a man in white" with a startling message, according to one missionary's account. "One of our YWAM workers in the Middle East was contacted by a friend earlier this year and they met up and he was introduced...
  • Is it Clinton Cash—Or Saudi Hush Money?

    06/02/2015 10:45:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's note: This column was co-authored by Bob Morrison. Many of us applauded when President Bill Clinton signed the International Religious Freedom Act in 1998. That law—passed with broad bi-partisan support—established a U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) that was required to issue annual reports. The law called for the appointment of an Ambassador-at-Large in the State Department who would make religious freedom a key concern. These initiatives gave great hope to advocates of religious freedom around the world. In the nearly twenty years since that good law was passed and signed, however, the picture for religious freedom worldwide...
  • Putin Cracks Down on Christians in Crimea

    06/01/2015 5:21:57 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 12 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 31 May 15 | Geraldine Fagan
    In Russia this April, a Baptist pastor was jailed for professing his faith. Pavel Pilipchuk's five-day detention was brief, but excessive. It followed his refusal to pay a heavy fine for organizing street evangelism in the city of Oryol, around 200 miles south of Moscow. By not informing city officials of his plans, the pastor had violated Russia's law regulating public demonstrations, a local court ruled. Pilipchuk's plea that "Christian hymns and conversation are not demonstrations" fell on deaf ears. So did his appeal to Russia's constitutional guarantees of religious freedom. Freedom of speech and assembly are also increasingly under...
  • Franklin Graham Says There Is No Tolerance for Christians After Marine Court-Martialed

    05/28/2015 8:54:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/28/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The Rev. Franklin Graham has spoken out on a case concerning a Marine Corporal who was court-martialed for refusing to remove a Bible verse from her computer at work, stating that it shows that there is no tolerance in culture for Christians. Marine Lance Cpl. Monifa Sterling was court-martialed earlier this week after she was convicted Feb. 1, 2014, for refusing to remove the verse "No weapon formed against you shall prosper" (Isaiah 54:17) from her computer. "Unbelievably, she was criminally prosecuted by the U.S. government for displaying this encouraging scripture on her computer in her workspace. Give me a...
  • Taken by Raúl - Castro regime steps up persecution of the church in eastern Cuba

    05/25/2015 4:38:54 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 16 replies
    World Magazine ^ | 05/15/2015 | J.C. Derrick
    Maranatha First Baptist Church is one of the largest congregations in Holguín, Cuba . . In early May Pastor Amado Ramírez Oliveros reported the long-awaited answer: Cuban authorities not only denied the construction permit, they announced the government is seizing the property that has belonged to the Eastern Baptist Convention since 1947. Maranatha will be forced to pay an unannounced amount of “rent” if it wants to remain in its building.
  • A Genocide of Christians is Underway - and the West Sleeps

    05/26/2015 12:04:18 PM PDT · by SJackson · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5-22-15 | Giulio Meotti
    A new document attests to the genocide that is being ignored by the world. Every year, more than 100,000 Christians are murdered just because of their faith. This means that 11 Christians are murdered every hour. The numbers are contained in a new document presented by John McAreavey, president of the Justice and Peace Commission of the Bishops of Dublin. A genocide of Christians is under way. In many Middle Eastern cities, from Aleppo to Mosul, the Islamists have dealt with each and every Christian by displacing, killing or forcibly converting them, and just like the Nazis painted the Star...
  • Obama’s ISIS Quickly Slaughters 400 In Palmyra, Mostly Children, Women

    05/24/2015 4:40:06 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 30 replies
    PatDollard.com ^ | May 24, 2015 | Pat Dollard
    A picture sent by activists to a Western journalist showed a row of men in a street in Palmyra — known locally by its Arabic name Tadmur — lying in a pool of blood. At least four had been decapitatedBecause he refuses to destroy them, Obama now own’s ISIS. They are his. Every day ISIS exists, they only exist because Barack Obama refuses to do what is necessary to get rid of them. If Obama was gone and a solid President was in, ISIS would be gone, so they are as literally as it gets, “Obama’s ISIS”.Excerpted from The Daily...
  • WHERE DO PEOPLE LIKE ME GO NOW?

    05/24/2015 1:32:23 PM PDT · by unlearner · 22 replies
    WND ^ | 5/24/2015 | Joseph Farah
    Those attempting to conquer Syria and turn it into a jihadist, Shariah-compliant hellhole are all Sunni. So, first I have to ask myself why 93 percent of the “refugees” Democratic politicians in America are recruiting to the U.S. are Sunnis. It would be like recruiting Nazi “refugees” from Germany during World War II instead of Jews. The numbers of these so-called “refugees” from Syria are disproportionately Sunnis, even when considering the heavy percentage of the Sunni population there. What’s behind this madness? If we want to be a land of compassion to real refugees, I’m all for it. But that’s...
  • Bobby Jindal plans to issue an executive order enforcing intent of religious freedom bill

    05/19/2015 2:12:41 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 32 replies
    nola.com ^ | 05/19/2015 | Emily Lane
    Gov. Bobby Jindal issued a statement Tuesday (May 19) saying he plans to issue an executive order to enforce the intent of a religious freedom bill that effectively died about two hours earlier, in the House Civil Law and Procedure Committee. Read the full statement below: "We are disappointed by the committee's action to return the Louisiana Marriage and Conscience Act to the calendar. We will be issuing an Executive Order shortly that will accomplish the intent of HB 707 to prevent the state from discriminating against persons or entities with deeply held religious beliefs that marriage is between one...
  • Iraqi Christians have lost everything – except their faith, nun tells Congress

    05/16/2015 4:20:12 AM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    cna ^ | May 13, 2015 | Matt Hadro
    Sister Diana Momeka, OP appeared before the House of Foreign Affairs Committee in Washington D.C. on May 13, 2015. Credit: Matt Hadro/CNA. Washington D.C., May 13, 2015 / 03:41 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Having lost their homes, their heritage and their sense of dignity, Iraqi Christians victimized by the Islamic State feel abandoned by earthly powers, but their faith in God has only grown, an Iraqi nun told members of Congress May 13. The faith of homeless Iraqi Christians is “increasing more and more,” Sister Diana Momeka, O.P., told the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee. Many of the displaced lived in...
  • Chinese province to ban rooftop Christian crosses (Chekiang)

    05/07/2015 9:02:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 7, 2015 11:52 AM EDT | Didi Tang
    A Chinese province where authorities have forcibly removed hundreds of rooftop crosses from Protestant and Catholic churches has proposed a ban on any further placement of the religious symbol atop sanctuaries. The draft, if approved, would give authorities in the eastern province of Zhejiang solid legal grounds to remove rooftop crosses. Since early 2014, Zhejiang officials have toppled crosses from more than 400 churches, sometimes resulting in violent clashes with congregation members. They have said the crosses violate building codes, but critics say the rapid growth of Christian groups have made the ruling Communist Party nervous.“The authorities have attached great...
  • With Malice Toward Nun

    05/03/2015 9:56:42 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    The National Review Online ^ | 2/30/15 | Nina Shea
    Sister Diana wants to tell Americans about ISIS persecution of Christians in Iraq, but the State Department won’t let her in.Why is the United States barring a persecuted Iraqi Catholic nun — an internationally respected and leading representative of the Nineveh Christians who have been killed and deported by ISIS — from coming to Washington to testify about this catastrophe? Earlier this week, we learned that every member of an Iraqi delegation of minority groups, including representatives of the Yazidi and Turkmen Shia religious communities, has been granted visas to come for official meetings in Washington — save one. The...
  • Mike Huckabee: U.S. moving toward 'criminalization of Christianity'

    04/24/2015 3:44:45 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies
    politico.com ^ | 4/24/15 | Nick Gass
    The United States is moving toward “criminalization of Christianity” as a result of legalizing same-sex marriage, Mike Huckabee told a group of conservative pastors in a conference call organized by the Family Research Council. “I think it’s fair to say that Christian convictions are under attack as never before,” Huckabee said Thursday, according to audio of the call obtained by Right Wing Watch, a project of the progressive advocacy group People for the American Way. “Not just in our lifetime, but ever before in the history of this great nation. We are moving rapidly toward the criminalization of Christianity.”
  • ISIS Claims Slaughter Of Christians In Libya Again [Obama's Evil JV-Team At Work!]

    04/19/2015 9:35:04 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    CBSNews ^ | April 19, 2015
    April 19, 2015 ISIS Claims Slaughter Of Christians In Libya Again Displaced Sunni people, who fled the violence in the city of Ramadi, arrive at the outskirts of Baghdad, April 17, 2015 CAIRO - A video released by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on Sunday appears to show the killing of two different groups of captured Ethiopian Christians by the extremist group's Libyan affiliates. The 29-minute online video purports to show militants holding two groups of captives. It says one group is held by an ISIS affiliate in eastern Libya known as Barka Province and the other...
  • laughter On The Beach: ISIS Behead And Shoot Ethiopian Christians In Sickening New Propaganda Video

    04/19/2015 10:28:50 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 12 replies
    Daily Mail(UK) ^ | April 19, 2015 | LYDIA WILLGRESS
    Slaughter On The Beach: ISIS Behead And Shoot Ethiopian Christians In Sickening New Propaganda Video Video seems to show militants in Libya holding one group of at least 16 captive on a beach and 12 others in a desert Before the killings a masked fighter in black brandishes a pistol as he vows to kill Christians if they do not convert Ethiopia unable to confirm its citizens were killed by militants in the footage but condemned the 'atrocious act' It comes two months after 21 Egyptian Christians were beheaded by extremists in a similar video from Libya By LYDIA WILLGRESS...
  • Slaughter on the beach: ISIS behead and shoot Ethiopian Christians

    04/19/2015 12:58:15 PM PDT · by NRx · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04-19-2015 | Lydia Willgress
    The 29-minute video, titled 'Until It Came To Them - Clear Evidence', shows dozens of militants holding two separate groups captive, thought to be in the south and the west of the country. At least 16 men, described by Islamic State as the 'followers of the cross from the enemy Ethiopian Church', are lined up and shot in a desert area while 12 others are filmed being forced to walk down a beach before being beheaded.
  • Russian Patriarch: 400 Syrian Churches Destroyed, Christianity Nearing ‘Extinction’ in Mideast

    04/18/2015 9:56:28 AM PDT · by NRx · 18 replies
    Orthodox Church News ^ | April 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Around mid-April, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia –who once wrote a letter to Barack Obama beseeching the president to reconsider his foreign policies which enable the persecution of Christians in Syria — spoke again of the threat of Christian extinction in the Mideast during a meeting with Greek Defense Minister Panagiotis Kammenos. In the Russian Patriarch’s own words: "I regularly get reports of horrible crimes that are committed there against Christians, especially in northern Iraq. I have visited those places and I remember that there were many churches and monasteries there. The city of Mosul alone had 45...
  • Could Christianity Be Driven From Middle East?

    04/17/2015 1:48:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    BBC ^ | 15 April 2015
    Can Christianity survive, in the face of persecution and conflict, in the region of its birth? The BBC's Jane Corbin travelled across the Middle East - through Iraq and Syria - to investigate the plight of Christians, as hundreds of thousands flee Islamic militancy in the region.As I climbed the steep mountain path above the plain of Nineveh, Iraq, the sound of monks chanting and the smell of incense drifted out of the 4th Century monastery of St Matthew. Once, 7,000 monks worshipped here when Christianity was the official religion of the Roman empire. Almost the whole population was Christian...
  • The Persecution of Christians Globally: A Threat to International Peace and Security [Live Event]

    04/17/2015 12:59:38 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    The event is co-hosted by Palau Mission.
  • Christians are forced to pray underground in war-torn Yemen, says bishop

    04/16/2015 1:45:41 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | April 15, 2015
    Smoke billows after a Saudi-led airstrike on the Yemeni capital Sanaa (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File) 'You are not alone,' Bishop Paul Hinder tells faithful who must remain 'invisible' in order to stay safe. The few Christians remaining in war-torn Yemen gather for liturgies and prayer meetings in the basement of a villa in the city of Sanaa where they remain “invisible” in order to stay safe, Bishop Paul Hinder has told Vatican Radio.Bishop Hinder, the apostolic vicar of southern Arabia, said that it is not specifically Christians who are at risk in the conflict, but foreigners who have been...
  • Police: Muslims threw Christians overboard during trip to Italy

    04/16/2015 11:09:14 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 16 replies
    Italy's migration crisis took on a deadly new twist Thursday as police in Sicily reported that Muslim migrants had thrown 12 Christians overboard during a recent crossing from Libya, and aid groups said another 41 were feared drowned in a separate incident.
  • Holiday Church Destruction in the Islamic World

    04/10/2015 5:39:02 AM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 9, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Holiday Church Destruction in the Islamic WorldPosted By Raymond Ibrahim On April 9, 2015 @ 12:15 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments As millions of Christians around the world were celebrating Easter Sunday, the Christians of the Muslim world were again under attack.  The April 2 Islamic jihad attack on a Kenyan school [1]—where the Islamic murderers made sure to slaughter only Christian students, sparing fellow Muslims—was only the most spectacular attack.On Easter Sunday itself, as some media reported, the Islamic State destroyed [2] the Virgin Mary Church in Tel Nasri—loosely translated as “Christian Hill”—in northeast Syria.Even lesser known...
  • Why Obama's All-Out Attack on Christians Should Concern You

    04/10/2015 6:25:53 AM PDT · by kingattax · 63 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 4/9/2015 | MATTHEW CLARK
    President Obama, who won't call out radical Islam for beheading Christians, is spewing verbal vitriol against Christians. President Obama began his remarks at an Easter Prayer Breakfast this week saying he is "concerned" about "less-than-loving" Christians. He used the day we as Christians celebrate our risen Savior—the day love conquered death—to call Christians unloving. Christians around the world are suffering and dying each and every day at the hands of brutal radical Islamic jihadi genocide, and the leader of the free world finds the need to attack Christians. But this wasn't the first time. Just a few short months ago...
  • Preventing Christian Persecution: A Failed Foreign Policy

    04/09/2015 5:51:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 9, 2015 | Joshua Holdenried
    At the White House Easter Prayer Breakfast this week, President Obama addressed a room full of Christian leaders. What was clearly scripted to be a general Easter address came dangerously close to political posturing. During his remarks, the President shared that, “on Easter, I do reflect on the fact that as a Christian, I am supposed to love. And I have to say that sometimes when I listen to less than loving expressions by Christians, I get concerned. But that's a topic for another day.” What followed was spirited laughter, as Obama’s quip was largely understood as a reference to...
  • Ben Carson Says "Rights Of Christians" Get Short Shrift In America

    04/09/2015 12:14:23 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 9, 2015 | Thomas D. Williams, PH.D
    Dr. Ben Carson is calling for more attention to be given to Christians and their rights, suggesting that they are being passed over in favor of other concerns, such as gender identity and sexual orientation.
  • Rev. Graham: ‘Storm of Islam’ is Coming; ‘Persecution’ : Obama is ‘Very Sympathetic to Islam’

    04/08/2015 12:10:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 7, 2015 | Michael W. Chapman
    The storm of Islam” is coming, already with the persecution of Christians in the Middle East but it’s “going to get worse” with “persecution” in America because resident Barack Obama is “very sympathetic to Islam,” said evangelical pastor Franklin Graham... Muslims are influencing U.S. foreign policy as was evident in the way the White House “snubbed” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “[I]t’s because of the influence of Islam,” he said. “They hate Israel and they hate Christians, and so the storm is coming.” ... this isn’t just radical Islam – this is Islam. They’ve been persecuting Christians, minorities for centuries....
  • Persecuted Christians Abroad Have Lessons For Us All

    04/07/2015 3:58:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 7, 2015 | Kathryn Lopez
    Every presidential candidate should meet persecuted Christians. As a political firestorm broke lose just before Easter in and around Indiana, it quickly became clear that our society has lost the ability to talk about religious liberty. Some see it as code for bigotry. Meanwhile, the word "tolerance" is bandied about by people insisting on an adherence to a form of secular intolerance. A presidential candidate who truly wants to lead could help change that. Pope Francis has said that there are at least as many martyrs today as during the times of the early Church. This isn't an academic debate....
  • 8 Reasons Conservative Christians Are Concerned About Their Own Religious Freedom in the Obama Era

    04/06/2015 8:16:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/06/2015 | Napp Nazworth
    While conservative Christians have long fought for the religious freedom of religious minorities, they have become increasingly concerned about their own religious freedom in recent years. Here are 8 reasons that is happening. 1. Same-Sex Marriage Some conservative Christians have long been warning that same-sex marriage presents a danger to the religious freedom of those Christians who believe true marriage can only be between a man and a woman. Those who sounded those warnings were accused of sensationalism; they were only making those claims to fan the flames of opposition to SSM, it was said at the time. We now...
  • Pope Condemns Indifference To Jihadist Atrocities Against Christians [Obama Indifference!]

    04/04/2015 10:03:53 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 24 replies
    YahooNews ^ | April 04, 2015
    Pope Condemns Indifference To Jihadist Atrocities Against Christians April 4, 2015 at the Vatican Pope Francis condemned indifference and "complicit silence" to jihadist attacks on Christians as he presided over Easter ceremonies in the wake of a massacre of nearly 150 people at a Kenyan university by Shebab Islamists. The leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics brought up the extremist persecution of Christians as the holiest ceremonies of the Church calendar reached a climax Sunday, when believers celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. The Islamists behind Thursday's university attack that shocked Kenya are reported to have separated out their victims...
  • No peace for Iraqi Christians this Easter

    04/04/2015 6:32:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    CNN ^ | April 3, 2015 | By Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Roma Downey and Mark Burnett
    This is the time of the year when Christians the world over -- more than 2 billion of us -- reflect upon the crucifixion and resurrection of our Lord. In light of the tragic massacre of Christian college students in Kenya on Thursday, and the ongoing threat against Christians in other nations, this Holy Week we are calling upon Christians to also reflect upon the crucifixion, beheading, stoning, enforced slavery, sexual abuse, human trafficking, harassment, bombing and displacement of hundreds of thousands of Christians -- and others -- whose faith alone has made them a target of religious extremists. Countless...
  • Metropolitan Hilarion: Western Powers Share Blame for Middle Eastern Christian Genocide

    04/03/2015 5:13:18 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 24 replies
    Acton Institute ^ | April 3, 2015 | John Couretas
    Bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church "Only after the ISIS militants began terrible mass executions of Christians the world community began speaking about this problem out loud. It happened only after the number of Christians in Iraq decreased by times and almost no Christians remained in Lybia and after the Christian community in Egypt had a hard time. The world community has at last begun speaking out against the background of general instability and uncertainty, against the background of the Arab Spring developments, against the background of what is going on now in Syria, where militants in the occupied...
  • Seventy People Killed in al-Shabbab Terror Attack at University in Kenya

    04/02/2015 9:44:41 AM PDT · by cookcounty · 49 replies
    CNN News ^ | April 2, 2015 | CNN News
    Seventy people were killed and 79 others were wounded in the Al-Shabaab terror attack on Garissa University in Kenya
  • At Least 70 [Christians] Dead As Hostages Taken At [Kenyan] College [by Islamic terrorists]

    04/02/2015 11:14:23 AM PDT · by grundle · 26 replies
    Sky News ^ | April 2, 2015
    Militants say they have released all Muslims but are "holding many Christians alive" after storming a university in Kenya. Hostages have been taken by masked terrorists who have killed at least 70 people after storming a university in eastern Kenya, the country's interior minister said. Two police officers are among the dead following heavy gunfire and explosions in a campus building at Garissa University. At least 79 others have been wounded. Interior minister Joseph Nkaissery claimed the siege was almost over. "We are mopping up the area," he told reporters. Somalia's al Shabaab militant group has claimed responsibility for the...
  • Limbaugh: What About Freedom to Love If 'I Love Jesus'?

    04/02/2015 7:56:08 AM PDT · by PROCON · 17 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | April 1, 2015 | Greg Richter
    One of the rallying cries of opponents of Indiana's religious freedom law is that people shouldn't be discriminated against because of "who they love." But radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh flipped that around on his show on Wednesday. Critics of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act say it allows people to use their religious beliefs to discriminate against gay people. Proponents say it only allows business owners to refuse to perform their services, such as at same-sex weddings, if doing so is a violation of their faith.
  • VIDEO: CHRISTIANS HERDED INTO SEA, GUNNED DOWN

    03/29/2015 1:01:26 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 46 replies
    WND ^ | 29 Mar 15 | Staff
    Al-Shabaab, the Somali jihadist group responsible for yesterday’s deadly attack on a prominent Mogadishu hotel, has released a graphic new video showing executions of unarmed civilians – identified as Christians by the AhlulBayt News Agency – at an unnamed location on the Somali coast. Some of victims in the video titled ‘In Remembrance 2,’ are forced to kneel at the ocean’s edge before being shot to death from behind. Others are marched out into the sea, with jihadists standing on an elevated sand dune at the beach’s edge firing automatic weapons at them in the distance. Water splashes as bullets...
  • Christians Destroy Almost All Of The Mosques In Central Africa

    03/18/2015 7:08:15 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 29 replies
    Shoebot ^ | 03-18-2015 | Ted
    Christians in the Central African Republic have destroyed almost all of the mosques in their country, obliterating 417 of the nation’s 436 mosques. This was done as a result of the horrific persecutions done by jihadists against Christians, who have decided to wipe out the problem from its root, and that is Islam. I did a whole video on this
  • Iraqi TV host cries on-air over Christians persecuted by ISIS (Aired July 2014--Vid at Link)

    03/18/2015 7:02:40 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 9 replies
    Christian Today ^ | August 18, 2014 | Brownie Marie
    A TV host broke down on camera recently while discussing the persecution of Christians in Iraq. Nahi Mahdi was speaking with two panelists on Asia TV when he was overcome with sadness over the travesties taking place in his country. "(It is terrible) when people come and force you to leave your home," one panelist said in the July 20 airing, translated by MEMRI TV and reported by The Blaze. "This is what happened to the Christians today." "Yes, the Christians," Mahdi interjects. "Today... I cried at home." The television hosts then began to weep, using his keffiyeh to wipe...
  • Now ISIS tear down the Cross: Chilling photographs reveal how Islamic State thugs have ravaged [tr]

    03/16/2015 1:29:53 PM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 16, 2015 | Thomas Burrows
    Shocking new images released today have shown ISIS terrorists toppling crosses, smashing Christian relics with hammers and erecting the black flag of ISIS on churches in Iraq. The latest photos show the militants vandalising churches in Nineveh, the ancient capital of the Assyrian empire. Pictured in civilian clothing, the ISIS thugs are seen overturning statues, destroying religious icons and replacing Christian crosses with the chilling ISIS banner.
  • IRS Agents Pretend to be Clergymen to Spy in Churches

    03/18/2015 4:46:00 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 17 replies
    No, the title of this article is not hyperbole and yes, the title is accurate. The IRS sometimes has their agents pose as clergymen to deceive church parishioners in attempts to gain information from them surreptitiously. I kid you not. Reverend Patrick Mahoney is the Director for the Christian Defense Coalition and he told the Christian Post that, “It is an absolute disgrace that IRS undercover agents can pose as members of the clergy. It is the role of government to protect religious freedom and the First Amendment, and not to use it to gather information and spy on American...
  • Pope grieves Pakistan bombings, says world hides Christian persecution

    03/15/2015 1:57:11 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    cna ^ | March 15, 2015 | Elise Harris
    Pope Francis prays with journalists on the papal flight en route to South Korea on Aug. 14, 2014. Credit: Alan Holdren/CNA. Rome, Italy, Mar 15, 2015 / 06:49 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his Sunday Angelus address Pope Francis lamented today’s terrorist attacks against two Christian churches – one of them Catholic – in Pakistan, and prayed that such violence will stop. “With suffering, with much suffering, I have learned of today's terrorist attacks against two churches in the city of Lahore, Pakistan, which have caused numerous deaths and injuries,” the Pope told pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square March 15....
  • Exclusive: ISIS using Christians as human shields

    03/12/2015 2:08:13 PM PDT · by Fali_G · 8 replies
    In its ongoing rampage in Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State is now using its Christian hostages as human shields in military confrontations, according to a source within the Assyrian leadership. ISIS militants have transported large groups of Christian captives to areas of intense fighting against Kurdish and Christian militias, as they continue to battle for strategic areas along the northeastern Syrian border, according to state-run media. These Christians are now being used to defend the Islamic State against any confrontations in these territories.
  • Rev Graham: Obama Holder Pushing a 'New Morality That Does Not Include God'-An Anti-Christ Movement'

    03/12/2015 8:39:35 AM PDT · by xzins · 91 replies
    CNS ^ | March 11, 2015 | Michael W. Chapman
    President Barack Obama and his outgoing attorney general, Eric Holder, are, along with "progressives" in government, forcing "a new morality" on the American people, a "morality that does not include God" and which is "an Anti-Christ movement," said Reverend Franklin Graham. "There is an anti-Christian bias that is now in our government, has permeated our government, that’s also permeated Washington but [also] at the state and local level," said Rev. Graham during a Mar. 11 interview on Washington Watch With Tony Perkins. "It’s the progressives, whatever you want to call them, that are trying -- and the president is into...
  • ISIS Orders Assyrian Christian Hostages to Convert to Islam, but All Boldly Refuse to Deny Christ

    03/11/2015 7:16:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/11/2015 | Samuel Smith
    Two of the 200-plus Assyrian hostages kidnapped by the Islamic State during an assault on Christian villages along Syria's Khabur River in February have provided insight into their abduction in recent interviews where one revealed that the ISIS militants tried to force the Christian hostages to convert to Islam, but the captives boldly refused. On Feb. 23, the terrorist group raided approximately 35 different Christian villages in the Hasakah province and abducted somewhere between 263 to 373 men, women and children, according to the Assyrian International News Agency. But about a week after the raids, ISIS released a handful of...
  • Franklin Graham Warns Christians in America 'Persecution Is Coming'

    03/10/2015 7:29:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/10/2015 | Sami K. Martin
    The Rev. Franklin Graham gave an ominous warning to Christians living in the United States Sunday, as he expounded on how religious freedoms are being eroded stateside while believers are being persecuted throughout the world. Graham also expressed his concerns about the Obama administration's foreign policy, which has been to rebuke the nation's allies, such as Israel, while countries known to be hostile to the U.S. are attempting to shape policy by gaining influence in the Democratic Party and by giving large donations to entities such as The Clinton Foundation. "I believe we're going to see persecution in this country,"...
  • ISIS Kidnaps Catholics in Syria, Threatens to Decapitate Adults and Burn Children Alive in Cages

    03/10/2015 9:14:07 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 35 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 03/10/2015 | Michael W. Chapman
    The International Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic organization, is reporting that some of its members in Syria were kidnapped by the Islamic State last week and told that if the adults do not deny their Christian faith, they will be decapitated and “their children burned alive in cages.” Islamic State jihadists in Syria. (Photo: BosNewsLife) In Famvin News, a website for the Vincentian community worldwide, Rev. John Freund, a Vincentian priest, reposted a message he received from Sister Monique, with the Vincentian Daughters of Charity.Sister Monique states, “Late Sunday afternoon on 1 March 2015, I received a message...
  • Former SEALs chaplain could be kicked out of Navy for Christian beliefs

    03/09/2015 12:28:52 PM PDT · by ImNotLying · 75 replies
    TODD'S AMERICAN DISPATCH ^ | 3-9-2015 | Todd Starnes
    A chaplain who once ministered to Navy SEALs could be thrown out of the military after he was accused of failing “to show tolerance and respect” in private counseling sessions in regards to issues pertaining to faith, marriage and sexuality, specifically homosexuality and pre-marital sex, according to documents obtained exclusively by Fox News.
  • Facing an Existential Threat: Christians Living in Islamic Lands Posted By On

    03/06/2015 5:29:46 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 6, 2015 | Jack Kerwick
    Facing an Existential Threat: Christians Living in Islamic LandsPosted By Jack Kerwick On March 6, 2015 @ 12:35 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments In spite of what Barack Obama would have us believe, he was as much in tune to Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress this week as was anyone and everyone else in the world. But exclusive focus on American/Israeli and Israeli/Islamic relations threatens to blind us to the fierce, unrelenting oppression with which Christians throughout the world are routinely forced to reckon courtesy of their Islamic neighbors.Throughout the Islamosphere in Africa and the Middle East,...
  • Christians Under Pressure in West - Lavrov

    03/03/2015 7:22:08 PM PST · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Interfax ^ | 3/3/15
    Geneva, March 3, Interfax - Aggressive secularism is picking up pace in the West, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. "I can't leave out problems which Christians have been experiencing in many counties, where it is deemed politically incorrect to speak about one's Christian identity and where Christian values, the nucleus of European civilization, are being shunned," he said at a high-level conference on the defense of Christians in Geneva. "Aggressive secularism is picking up pace, and the notions of moral decency and traditional ethnic, cultural and religious identity are being eroded," the Russian foreign minister said. "Vandalism and the...
  • Turkish Border Closed as Christian Hostages in Syria Spike to 250

    02/26/2015 8:16:41 PM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 2/26/15 | Elise Harris
    Rome, Italy, Feb 26, 2015 / 07:13 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The number of ISIS hostages in Syria has increased to at least 250 after continued attacks on Christian villages, and civilians fleeing to the Turkish border have been stranded when not allowed to cross. “There are 200 families who were running away and trying to escape to Turkey, but the border is closed for Syrians. No Syrian can cross into Turkey,” Archbishop Jacques Behnan Hindo told CNA Feb. 26. Archbishop Hindo oversees the Syrian archdiocese of Hassake, which is located in the Al-Hasakah region of Syria. The region sits between...
  • Activists: IS militants kidnap dozens of Christians in Syria

    BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants have abducted at least 70 Christians, including women and children, after overrunning a string of villages in northeastern Syria, activists and relatives said Tuesday. The Sunni extremists, who follow a radical interpretation of Islam, have repeatedly targeted religious and ethnic minorities in Syria and Iraq since seizing control of large swaths of both countries. The group's fighters have ransacked churches, demolished Shiite and Sunni Muslim shrines, and enslaved women of the Yazidi community, a tiny sect IS considers heretical. The latest assault began before dawn on Monday, when the militants swept through the villages...