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  • Refugee ‘Religious Test’ ... Federal Law Requires It

    11/18/2015 9:01:14 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 49 replies
    National Review ^ | 11.18.15 | by ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
    Under federal law, the executive branch is expressly required to take religion into account in determining who is granted asylum. Under the provision governing asylum (section 1158 of Title 8, U.S. Code), an alien applying for admission must establish that ... religion... was or will be at least one central reason for persecuting the applicant. Moreover, to qualify for asylum in the United States, the applicant must be a 'refugee' as defined by federal law. That definition (set forth in Section 1101(a)(42)(A) of Title , U.S. Code) also requires the executive branch to take account of the alien's religion: The...
  • ISIS Genocide Victims Do Not Include Christians, the State Department Is Poised to Rule

    11/16/2015 7:22:32 PM PST · by detective · 37 replies
    National Review ^ | November 13, 2015 | Nina Shea
    A report by a renowned journalist states that Christians are to be excluded from an impending official United States government declaration of ISIS genocide. If true, it would reflect a familiar pattern within the administration of a politically correct bias that views Christians - even non-Western congregations such as those in Iraq and Syria - never as victims but always as Inquisition-style oppressors. (That a State Department genocide designation for ISIS may be imminent was acknowledged last week in congressional testimony, by Ambassador Anne Patterson, the assistant secretary of the State Department’s Near East Bureau.)
  • Atheist: Okay to Disparage Christians, But Islam Off-Limits Because of ‘Fear’

    11/01/2015 7:25:47 PM PST · by lowbridge · 59 replies
    cns ^ | october 30, 2015 | penny starr
    An atheist professor said Tuesday that it's acceptable to criticize Christians but not Muslims, because he does not "fear" retaliation from Christians. "I know what keeps me from critiquing Islam on my blog is just fear," Phil Zuckerman said at a discussion on religious liberty at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. "I've got three kids. "So I know I can say anything about Christianity or Mormonism, and I'm not living in fear, which is a testament to Christianity and Mormonism, and that's wonderful. Thank you," said Zuckerman, who is a self-described atheist and professor of secular studies at Pitzer College...
  • Billy Graham's Warning to American Churches: 'Prepare for Persecution'

    11/01/2015 5:59:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/31/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    The Rev. Billy Graham has issued a written warning to America's churches: "Prepare for persecution." The renowned preacher and founder of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association penned a commentary that was posted on his website last week and is slated to appear in the November edition of Decision magazine. In the magazine, Graham notes that the American church has been largely unfamiliar with persecution, writing that this "immunity to persecution that Christians in our country have experienced in the past two or three centuries is unusual." "As a whole, our nation does not know what privation is. We do not...
  • UK govt reluctant to call Christian persecution 'genocide'

    10/27/2015 11:38:42 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 12 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | 28 October 2015 | Staff
    Baroness Anelay of St Johns, Minister of State at the Foreign Office, told the Lords that she would reflect on whether brutality inflicted on minorities by ISIS amounted to efforts to eradicate them completely. She said the Government acknowledged that ISIS was persecuting individuals and communities ...
  • Indonesia's Aceh Province Tears Down Churches After Religious Violence

    10/20/2015 8:22:06 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/19/15 | Kanupriya Kapoor
    Authorities in Indonesia's conservative Aceh province on Monday began tearing down several small Christian churches after hardline Muslims demanded their closure, citing a lack of building permits, and following religious violence. Tensions are high among the ethnically and religiously diverse population of Aceh Singkil, where last week a mob burned down a church, leaving one person dead and forcing thousands of Christians to flee the area. Armed police and military troops have been deployed to the area and evacuees have returned. Indonesia has the world's largest Muslim population and the vast majority of its citizens practice a moderate form of...
  • Muslims Came To Destroy This Church, Christians Had a BIG Surprise Waiting or Them!

    10/18/2015 8:37:21 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 44 replies
    conservative post ^ | October 16, 2015
    The province of Aceh in Indonesia (Where Muslims are considered moderate) became the first in the nation to have officially introduced Sharia law strict adherence to Islamic law. So what did they do after adopting Koranic law? Within days, they decided that every Christian church in the province needed to be licensed under Sharia, and were thus illegal, as the BBC reported. So did they petition to government to fine them for this non-existent crime? Of course not. The savages decided to burn the Churches to the ground. So a mob of nearly 750 Muslims in Aceh attacked a...

    10/13/2015 7:59:03 PM PDT · by Dqban22 · 17 replies
    FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE ^ | OCT 13, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    U.S. LEADERSHIP USHERS NEW AGE OF CHRISTIAN MARTYRDOM Twelve Christians are publicly raped, beheaded, and crucified for refusing to renounce Christ in Syria. October 13, 2015 Raymond Ibrahim Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. Originally published by the Gatestone Institute. Wherever U.S. leadership has helped Islamic jihadis topple secular autocrats in the name of democracy and freedom, indigenous Christian minorities are being forced to convert to Islam or die. Many are accepting death. Most recently, on August 28 near Aleppo, the Islamic State (IS or ISIS) tortured, mutilated, publicly raped, beheaded and crucified 12...
  • ISIS to Execute 180 Assyrian Christians After Negotiations Break Down

    10/13/2015 7:18:13 PM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/12/15 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The Islamic State terror group claims it will be executing 180 Assyrian Christians who were kidnapped in mass raids in February, after negotiators failed to meet the jihadists' high asking price to free the hostages.ARA News reported on Monday that the terror group is asking for $12 million for the release of the Assyrians, a sum deemed "unbearable" for the community."The negotiations, led by Bishop Ephrem Otnaial, head of the Church of the East in Syria, have been suspended due to the unbearable demands of the terror group," revealed Osama Edward, director of the Assyrian Human Rights Network."ISIS threatened to...
  • Franklin Graham: World silent on Christian genocide

    10/12/2015 8:52:49 PM PDT · by amorphous · 21 replies
    WND ^ | 12 Oct 2015
    Franklin Graham, the chief of both Samaritans Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, is raising the question about why the world is silent while ISIS carries out genocide against Christians. It is genocide, he wrote on Monday in a post on Facebook on a topic he has previously addressed. And the world seems largely silent about it. He continued, Genocide perpetrated by the Islamic State against Christians, Yazidis, and other religious minorities of Syria and Iraq. And their methods are unimaginably cruel and heinous. Just a few days ago it was revealed that three Assyrian Christians were executed on...
  • CNNs Progressive Lesbian Talking Head, Sally Kohn, Just Compared American Christians To

    10/10/2015 3:02:19 PM PDT · by 100American · 48 replies
    One would think that after the Roseburg, Oregon, shooting in which a deranged Christophobe brutally murdered nine people for being Christians, liberals would curb their Christophobic hate at least for a little while. One would be wrong, however, as some have continued their descent into weapons-grade stupid. On Friday, CNN contributor Sally Kohn proved once again that liberalism is an ideology of anti-Christian rage and hate with a maddening tweet comparing U.S. Christians to members of the Muslim Brotherhood:
  • Christians in Todays World

    09/15/2015 10:50:44 PM PDT · by samovar123 · 2 replies
    Christians are under attack. Not for anything that they have done, but simply for being Christians. The past few years have seen a marked increase in the persecution of Christians in every area of the Middle East, and Africa. There are millions of Christians facing harassment, discrimination, and even death for the religion they have professed for centuries. Christian villages have been a part of the Middle East since the birth of Christ. And now, because of the apathy of the worlds government and media indifference, they are under attack like never before. A report by the Catholic charity Aid...
  • China Announces Further Crackdowns on Christian Churches

    10/12/2015 4:59:58 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/11/15 | Thomas D. Williams
    In the lead-up to a major summit on religion, the Chinese Communist party is preparing intensified restrictions on Christian churches, according to the Partys official newspaper on religious issues, Zhongguo Mingzu Bao. This latest announcement follows on a series of government measures meant to intimidate Chinese Christians, such as arbitrary detention of Christian clergy and the closing of churches. According to a Reuters report, under President Xi Jinping, China is conducting the worst domestic crackdown on human rights in two decades and much of this is against Christians. Nearly 1,000 rights activists were detained last year alonealmost as many as...
  • U.S. Leadership Ushers in New Age of Christian Martyrdom

    10/11/2015 7:51:24 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Raymond Ibrahim ^ | 10/11/15 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Wherever U.S. leadership has helped Islamic jihadis topple secular autocrats in the name of democracy and freedom, indigenous Christian minorities are being forced to convert to Islam or die.Many are accepting death.Most recently, on August 28 near Aleppo, the Islamic State (IS or ISIS) tortured, mutilated, publicly raped, beheaded and crucified 12 Christians for saying they would never renounce Christ for Muhammad.The jihadis took one group in front of a large crowd. They cut off the fingertips of a 12-year-old boy, who steadfastly refused to submit to Islam. They severely beat him, telling his father they would stop the torture...
  • The Persecution of Christians in a German Refugee Camp

    10/11/2015 7:42:05 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 10/11/15 | Baron Bodissey
    The following account of Muslim persecution of Christians in a Berlin refugee camp was published in Pro-Medienmagazin. Many thanks to Nash Montana for the translation: Christian Refugee: Germany is like IranChristian refugees are harassed and threatened in asylum camps. Many of them are therefore very disappointed of Germany, one man tried to kill himself. A Berlin priest wants to help, but the authorities walls are up.Elia Ali Reza fled to Germany because when he converted to Christianity in his home country, he was threatened with death. Arriving in Germany, he had to flee again from one refugee camp in...
  • Russia Declares Holy War on Islamic State

    10/06/2015 7:29:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 46 replies
    Raymond Ibrahim ^ | 10/6/15 | Raymond Ibrahim
    The Orthodox Christian Church, which is reclaiming its traditional role in post-Soviet Russia, has described its governments fight against the Islamic State and other jihadi groups in Syria as a holy war.According to Vsevolod Chaplin, head of the Churchs Public Affairs Department, The fight with terrorism is a holy battle and today our country is perhaps the most active force in the world fighting it. The Russian Federation has made a responsible decision on the use of armed forces to defend the People of Syria from the sorrows caused by the arbitrariness of terrorists. Christians are suffering in the region...
  • Poll: Should Christians Arm Themselves?

    10/05/2015 5:33:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 39 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 4 October, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Link to the pollSome people seems to think that Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey of Tennessee said something controversial when he suggested that these are troubled times; that Christians are under attack, and that it would be wise for Christians to obtain a concealed carry permit and be willing to defend themselves. From the timesfreepress.com:Whether the perpetrators are motivated by aggressive secularism, jihadist extremism or racial supremacy, their targets remain the same: Christians and defenders of the West, he wrote.While this is not the time for widespread panic, Ramsey added, it is a time to prepare. I would encourage my fellow...
  • Mideast Christians beg Western governments to stop aiding the slaughter.

    09/24/2015 6:36:18 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | September 23, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Wake Up!: Muslim Persecution of Christians Abetted by the West Mideast Christians beg Western governments to stop aiding the slaughter. September 23, 2015 Raymond Ibrahim Originally published by the Gatestone Institute.Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. Not only is the Islamic State (IS) persecuting Christians but so are the U.S.-supported rebel forces, which the Obama administration assures are moderate. According to a recent NPR report, With backing from U.S. allies, like Turkey and Saudi Arabia, this [U.S. supported] rebel coalition fights both the Syrian regime and the so-called Islamic State, or ISIS....
  • The Christian zeal behind Russias war in Syria

    10/01/2015 9:28:10 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 47 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | October 1 at 10:27 AM | Ishaan Tharoor
    The Christian zeal behind Russias war in Syria By Ishaan Tharoor October 1 at 10:27 AM As the Russian military commenced airstrikes in Syria, another important national institution applauded the intervention. On Wednesday, a statement from the Russian Orthodox Church praised the Russian war effort, describing the mission to fight the jihadists of the Islamic State as a "holy battle." "The fight with terrorism is a holy battle and today our country is perhaps the most active force in the world fighting it," said the head of the church's public affairs department, Vsevolod Chaplin, in a quote reported by Interfax...
  • Russia Bombs Syrian City, Where Isis Asked Christians to Convert, Pay Tax or Leave

    10/03/2015 6:28:56 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 6 replies
    IBTimes ^ | October 03, 2015
    Russia on Friday bombed a major strategically important Syrian city - Qaryatain, held by the Islamic State militants, according to Reuters. It is reported that the area is heavily populated. More details of the bombing are still awaited. The Sunni terror group captured Qaryatain, located 130 km northeast of Damascus in August, after expelling the forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad. Then last month, the Sunni terror group gave an ultimatum to the Christian population living in Qaryatain to either pay exorbitant taxes, convert to Islam or leave. Qaryatain is said to be a strategic town located along a road...
  • Christian and Muslim Refugees Should be Separated, Says German Police Chief

    09/29/2015 6:50:37 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 9/29/15 | Staff Reporter
    Violence in camps has intensified as the country expects 800,000 people this yearChristian and Muslim refugees should be housed separately to prevent the escalation of religious violence, one of Germanys leading policeman has said. Jrg Radek, deputy head of Germanys police union, told the German newspaper Die Welt that I think housing separated according to religion makes perfect sense. On Sunday there were two separate fights between refugees at a temporary migrant shelter in Kassel-Calden in northern Germany, which left 14 people injured. The second involved almost 400 people. Earlier on Thursday a fight broke out between 200 Syrians and...
  • Tasered and Abused American Pastor Saeed Threatened-with New Charges

    09/24/2015 6:18:50 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 13 replies
    Center for American Law & Justice ^ | 9/24/2015 | Tiffany Barrons
    Yesterday in Iran, Iranian intelligence officers summoned Pastor Saeed for an intense round of interrogation. Pastor Saeed reported to his family that the interrogators were abusive both verbally and physically. During the course of interrogation, the officers repeatedly used a taser gun on Pastor Saeed. This new assault is concerning as Pastor Saeed is still being denied needed medical care for injuries sustained as a result of beatings in the past.
  • Obama set to deport 12 Iraqi Christian refugees

    09/17/2015 4:13:09 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    WND ^ | 9-17-2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Detained for 6 months while criminal illegals allowed to stay. More than half of the 27 Iraqi Christians the Obama administration has been holding for the past six months at an ICE detention center in Otay Mesa, California, are set to be deported in coming weeks. ... Iraq is home to one of the most ancient Christian communities, evangelized by the Apostle Thomas not long after the time of Jesus. ... Many of Iraqs historic churches, some dating back to the second and third century after Christ, have been destroyed or converted to mosques. Others sit empty. ... Thousands of...
  • Wake Up!: Muslim Persecution of Christians, July 2015

    09/21/2015 3:33:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Raymond Ibrahim ^ | 9/21/15 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Not only is the Islamic State (IS) persecuting Christians but so are the U.S.-supported rebel forces, which the Obama administration assures are moderate. According to a recent NPR report, With backing from U.S. allies, like Turkey and Saudi Arabia, this [U.S. supported] rebel coalition fights both the Syrian regime and the so-called Islamic State, or ISIS. But the coalition has extremists in its own ranks who have mistreated Christians and forced them out of their homesjust as IS has done.In response, Mideast Christian leaders made clear that, far from expecting the West to intervene on their behalf, they merely wish...
  • ISIS Uses Churches as Torture Chambers Where Christians Forced to Convert to Islam or Killed: Report

    09/21/2015 6:19:56 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    International Business Tines ^ | 9/20/15 | Johnlee Varghese
    Thousands of Christians are being persecuted by the Islamic State (Isis) who use churches as torture chambers where Christians are forced to convert to Islam or are killed, a faith-based human rights group said. The report published in Express.co.uk, noted that a Christian is killed every five minutes in Iraq by Isis and other terror groups. "Islamic State Militants in Iraq are using Christian churches as torture chambers where they force Christians to either convert to Islam or die, " Jim Jacobson, the president of the faith-based human rights group said. Since taking over large swathes of area in Syria...
  • Ralph Peters: 2000 Years of Christian Civilization Destroyed on Obamas Watch

    09/21/2015 2:45:14 AM PDT · by markomalley · 44 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 9/20/15 | Debra Heine
    The Islamic State has managed to destroy two thousand years of Christian civilization in the Middle East in just a couple of years, Lt. Col. Ralph Peters noted on The OReilly Factor last week. And he placed the blame squarely on President Obamas cowardly, feckless, incompetent foreign policy.ISIS has been spreading across the Middle East like a plague of locusts, and as they have spread, they have targeted religious minorities, particularly Christians, for destruction. In Syria, tens of thousands of Assyrian Christians have been attacked and displaced.They are the forgotten refugees.A Catholic priest who visited Kurdish Iraq last fall described...
  • White House seeks Pope's help on prisoners in Iran

    09/21/2015 3:44:58 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | September 20, 2015 | By Nahal Toosi
    The Obama administration has been quietly in touch with the Vatican about ways that Pope Francis can help free three Americans imprisoned in Iran a major source of friction as President Barack Obama and Iranian leaders finalize their nuclear deal. The leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics who already has helped the U.S. mend fences with Cuba, another long-time nemesis visits Washington this week as the dust is still settling from a contentious congressional debate over the nuclear deal, in which the fate of the three prisoners was repeatedly invoked by Republicans as a reason not...
  • Isis uses churches as torture chambers where Christians forced to convert to Islam or killed: Report

    09/21/2015 3:32:59 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 9/20/15 | Johnlee Varghese
    Thousands of Christians are being persecuted by the Islamic State (Isis) who use churches as torture chambers where Christians are forced to convert to Islam or are killed, a faith-based human rights group said.According to the report released by the Christian Freedom International, Christians are being singled out in Isis-controlled areas in Iraq, where they face the option of either converting to Islam or get slaughtered by Isis. The report published inExpress.co.uk, noted that a Christian is killed every five minutes in Iraq by Isis and other terror groups. "Islamic State Militants in Iraq are using Christian churches as torture...
  • Gay marriage fight shifts as politicians spy an opportunity

    09/20/2015 4:59:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 20, 2015 10:55 AM EDT | Adam Beam
    Politicians who may have thought they wouldnt have to say much at all about gay marriage once the U.S. Supreme Court effectively legalized it now must answer a different question: Do you support Kim Davis? The Rowan County clerk, who has become a darling of many conservatives despite being a Democrat, cited Gods authority and religious liberty in choosing jail time over issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Some social conservatives have cast Davis as a hero, shifting the gay marriage debate from one about civil libertiesa matter that appeared to have been settledto one about religious liberty.
  • Join Global Prayer Vigil for Pastor Saeed Sept. 26

    09/15/2015 6:36:31 PM PDT · by Kenny · 2 replies
    Billy Graham Evangelistic Association ^ | September 10, 2015 | BGEA
    As the months continue to pile up for Pastor Saeed Abedini’s Iranian imprisonment, his wife Nahgmeh Abedini is adding urgency to her call for prayer.On Sept. 26—the 3-year anniversary of Pastor Saeed’s imprisonment for his faith in Jesus Christ—she’s asking Christians around the world to take part in a prayer vigil at noon (in the local time zone) for her husband and other persecuted Christians around the globe.And leading up to the Sept. 26 vigil, Naghmeh has decided to pray and fast for 21 days.“I will be fasting from pleasant food (Daniel 10:3 I ate no pleasant food, no meat or...

    09/13/2015 3:52:40 PM PDT · by OttawaFreeper · 7 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | September 13, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    While Western leftists demanding that Europe admit all the Syrian Muslims the UN can dump on them, their first victims will be real refugees. Christian refugees from the Middle East. Algerian Jews fled the country after the French left and the Muslims began to massacre them. They went to France. The Muslims followed them. The end result were attacks on synagogues, kidnappings, murders and the return of the Supremacist Muslim persecution that they had fled. Now Christian refugees in Sweden face the same Muslim Supremacist threat. (via Religion of Peace) The massive wave of Muslim migrants into Europe has left...
  • Is Turkey ignoring Islamic State threats against Christians? [Protestant]

    09/14/2015 5:38:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | 9/14/15 | Sibel Hurtas
    During the last week of August, two Protestant churches in Turkey one in the Mediterranean city of Antalya and the other in Istanbul received emails with a message that read, You apostate, perverted infidels, youve rejected the truth despite the laws of Allah and chosen the path of infidelity. Youve not only put faith in idolatry, but youve dragged along others with you. For a long time, we waited for you to return to the true religion. You [only] increased your perversion and fooled other ignorant people. Be assured that Allah will deliver your heads in our hands....
  • From This Point Forward, Christians Are Going To Be Banned From Holding Many Jobs In America

    09/10/2015 1:06:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    End of the American Dream ^ | 09/10/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Christianity is being criminalized in the United States. No, I am not talking about the kind of Christianity that is so prevalent in America today where “Christians” just ignore what the Bible says and do whatever they wanted to do in the first place anyway. Rather, I am talking about the kind of faith that Kim Davis has demonstrated. Christians all over this country are being put into positions where they must choose to either submit to the “new morality” or potentially lose their jobs. For Kim Davis, deciding to take a stand meant that she was thrown into prison....
  • Second Source Confirms Obama Intends to Force Federal Grant Recipients to Accept LGBT Applications

    09/09/2015 6:17:35 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 42 replies
    C-Fam ^ | September 9, 2015 | Austin Ruse
    WASHINGTON DC, September 10 (C-Fam) A second source has come forward to confirm earlier Friday Fax reporting that the Obama administration intends to force Catholic and other Christian groups to accept LGBT applicants in hiring. The source, who insists upon anonymity, described a meeting held for department and agency heads at the Old Executive Office Building next to the White House where they were informed of the change in policy. An official from the Obama administration told the group that they would be required to add sexual orientation and gender identity to hiring guidelines for grant recipients, just the same...
  • U.S. AND WEST VICTIMIZE CHRISTIANS FLEEING ISIS welcoming Muslim asylum seekers with open arms

    09/08/2015 4:48:05 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 7, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    U.S. and West Victimize Christians Fleeing ISIS While welcoming Muslim asylum seekers with open arms. September 7, 2015 Raymond Ibrahim Originally published by the Gatestone Institute.Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. Not only does the West facilitate the persecution of Christians in the Middle East, but in the West as well. According to a recent NPR report, the U.S. supported moderate coalition fighting both Bashar Assad and the Islamic State in Syria has extremists in its own ranks who have mistreated Christians and forced them out of their homesjust as IS has...
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Kim Davis Is Not a Patriot

    09/07/2015 8:15:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | September 7, 2015 | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    The gathering of Davis supporters and their anti-American signs are no different from the Death to America rallies we see in some foreign countries. The martyr business in America is booming. Its a growth industry, like yoga pants, prisons and celebrity nip-slip sites. Caterers, cake-makers, pizza shops, hobby stores and others are publicly throwing themselves on the righteous sword of spiritual indignationbut only when there are media cameras nearby to record their stirring sacrifice. On Sunday, around 300 supporters gathered outside the jail where Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, is being...
  • No room in America for Christian refugees

    09/06/2015 6:15:07 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 07, 2015 | y Abraham H. Miller
    At the end of World War II, the Jewish survivors of Europes Holocaust found that nearly every door was closed to them. Tell Me Where Can I Go? was a popular Yiddish song at the time. Decades later, the Christians of the Middle East face the same problem, and the Obama administration is keeping the door shut. America is about to accept 9000 Syrian Muslims, refugees of the brutal war between the Assad regime and its Sunni opposition, which includes ISIS, Al Qaeda, and various other militias. That number is predicted to increase each year. There are no Christian refugees...
  • Tim Tebow Released By Eagles

    09/05/2015 9:56:41 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 129 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 9/5/15 | Matt Fitzgerald
    Tim Tebow's NFL career was believed to be over before the Philadelphia Eagles signed him this offseason. After a brief reprieve, Philadelphia released the quarterback Saturday, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Philly cut ties with the former Heisman Trophy winner after it shipped quarterback Matt Barkley to the Arizona Cardinals in a trade for a seventh-round draft pick Friday, a deal reported by Schefter (via ESPN.com's Phil Sheridan). On the heels of that move, it seemed as though Tebow would make the team. He certainly made a strong case for himself in the...
  • Ted Cruz rips jailing of Kim Davis: This is not America

    09/03/2015 4:23:17 PM PDT · by Isara · 43 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, September 3, 2015 | Seth McLaughlin
    GOP presidential hopeful Ted Cruz criticized a federal judge for ordering a Kentucky county clerk to be jailed after she defied the Supreme Court by refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. The Texas senator said he unequivocal stands with Kim Davis, who was put in federal custody for contempt after testifying before Judge David L. Bunning Thursday that marriage is between one man and one woman. Today, judicial lawlessness crossed into judicial tyranny, Mr. Cruz said in a statement. Today, for the first time ever, the government arrested a Christian woman for living according to her faith. This...
  • Video: HS band barred for playing hymn, crowd sings it instead

    08/23/2015 9:48:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | August 23, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Just when you’re starting to think that the entire country is going down the tubes sideways, a story comes along to remind you that it all just might work out in the end after all. Todd Starnes at Fox news uncovered one of those small town stories of political correctness infecting the courts and running completely off the rails this week. At Brandon High School in Mississippi, the traditional Friday Night football game was missing their halftime show. The school’s marching band had been ordered off the field because their presentation included the hymn How Great Thou Art. That may...
  • Slovakian Government Refuses to Cave to UNs Demands to Take in Muslims

    08/22/2015 9:44:51 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 30 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 8/20/2015 | Theodore Shoebat
    Says They Will Only Take in Persecuted Christians The Slovakian government will now be accepting Christians who are persecuted by Muslims. The UN is telling Slovakia that they must, as well, take in Muslims, but Slovakia is firmly responding: 'We will only take Christians!' Interior ministry spokesman Ivan Metik said that Muslims would not feel at home in Slovakia because there are no mosques in the nation. He said: We could take 800 Muslims but we don't have any mosques in Slovakia so how can Muslims be integrated if they are not going to like it here? Babar Baloch, Central...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Eight Missing In Iran After House Church Raid

    08/15/2015 12:32:49 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Bos News ^ | 8/15/15 | Stefan J. Bos
    At least eight people remained missing Saturday, August 15, after Iranian security forces raided a gathering of new Christian converts in the city of Karaj as part of a wider crackdown on house churches in Iran, well-informed Christians told BosNewsLife. As many as 15 plain-clothes officers invaded the house church in Karaj, 50 kilometers (31 miles) west of Tehran, during an August 7 worship service. Not all names of those detained during the service were immediately available or shared for security reasons but Mohabat News, an agency of Christians and activists, said believers Esmayeel Fallahi, Nematollah Yousefi, Shahin Bashiri, Mona...
  • Christian preachers on Oregon sidewalk attacked by man with 'police protection'

    08/15/2015 7:22:49 PM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 8/16/15 | Jonah Hicap
    Christians preaching the Gospel outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Portland, Oregon, on Wednesday were doused with scouring powder by a man who apparently had police protection since a police officer on duty just stood by and did not stop, much less arrest him.The Portland Police Department later said it would not press charges against the assailant as the incident was deemed "a private criminal complaint."The preachers were taking part in activities at the Biblical Church Evangelism Conference hosted by Beaverton Grace Bible Church, according to Christian News Network.About 20 Christian preachers were on the public sidewalk preaching and holding...
  • Christian Baker Must Make Cakes Celebrating Gay Marriage, Appeals Court Rules

    08/14/2015 11:45:28 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 126 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | August 13, 2015 | Ken McIntyre
    A custom cake baker in suburban Denver cant cite his religious convictions in declining to make a wedding cake for two men, a Colorado appeals court ruled today. Cake artist Jack Phillips said he gladly serves gays and lesbians in his family business. But, Phillips said, he could not in good conscience design a wedding cake for a same-sex couple when, as a Christian, he believes that marriage is the union of a man and a woman. A three-judge panel of the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled that not doing so amounts to illegal discrimination based on sexual orientation, the...
  • ISIS Captures Syrian Town That is Home to Thousands of Christians

    08/07/2015 6:31:18 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 8/6/15 | Staff Reporter
    Takeover of town is a threat to monks at Mar Elian monasteryISIS militants have captured Qaryatain, a key Syrian town populated by tens of thousands of Christians and a monastery. The superior of the towns Mar Elian monastery, Fr Jacques Mourad, was kidnapped by extremists in May along with a lay Christian, Boutros Hanna Dekermenjian. Before his abduction Fr Mourad had taken in dozens of families and 100 children who had sought refuge from the fighting.
  • Syrian, Iraqi Prelates Charge US Discriminates Against Christian Refugees in Visa Process

    08/07/2015 6:21:17 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Catholic prelates from Iraq and Syria charged that US immigration officials are discriminating against Christian refugees from the Middle East. Speaking in Philadelphia to the national convention of the Knights of Columbus (KofC), Archbishops Bashar Warda of Erbil, Iraq, and Jean-Clement Jeanbart of Aleppo reported that only a tiny number of Christian refugees have been approved for visas to come to the US; Muslim refugees have been approved at a significantly higher rate. Our people are asking these questions: How come we apply for the American visa and are denied, Archbishop Warda said. The archbishops agreed that they would prefer...
  • Islamic State abducts dozens of Christians from Syrian town

    08/07/2015 4:04:24 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Islamic State militants have abducted dozens of Christian families after seizing a strategically located town in the central Syrian province of Homs, a monitor said on Friday. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 230 people were kidnapped, including dozens of Christians, some of whom were taken from a church in Qaryatain, the town captured overnight after heavy fighting with the Syrian army. Qaryatain is near a road linking the ancient city of Palmyra to the Qalamoun mountains, along the border with Lebanon. Islamic State has killed members of religious minorities and Sunni Muslims who do not...
  • Muslim Woman Leaves Islam, Converts To Christianity, And Marries A Christian Man. Her Family...

    08/02/2015 7:48:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 8/2/15 | Theodore Shoebat
    A Muslim woman in Pakistan, named Nadia, left Islam and converted to Christianity. She ended up marrying up a Christian man named Aleem Masih. Her family was so enraged that they captured them, and shot Aleem to death; they shot Nadia as well, she survived but is in very critical condition, and according to the doctors she will most likely not survive. According to one Pakistani report: Nadias father kidnapped the couple, and he let the rickshaw driver leave while the couple remain seated in the rickshaw on gun point and then he brought the rickshaw in the farms and...
  • Boko Haram Slits the Throats of Sixteen Christian Fishermen.

    08/01/2015 2:48:54 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 25 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com/ ^ | Aug 1, 2015 | by Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    The massacre took place last Monday, but the news was released only yesterday because the area of ​​Lake Chad is devoid of any type of telephone; survivors had to reach Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, to raise the alarm.

    07/31/2015 9:20:45 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 36 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    Christians may be the most persecuted group in the world, and their persecution is on the rise. As Islamic extremism takes hold and repressive governments step up their campaigns against Christianity, the Pope has been moved to warn of a form of genocide, and for campaigners to speak out over religio-ethnic cleansing.