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  • Why Don’t We Care About the Slaughter of Nigerian Christians?

    02/20/2018 9:35:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 20, 2018 | Michael Brown
    Thousands of Christians are being butchered in Nigeria and whole villages being destroyed. Why are we so unconcerned? Why don’t we care? I believe the biggest reason is that we simply don’t know about what’s happening there. Well, now you know. Here are the facts.For the last several months, one of my good friends, a Christian missionary serving the poorest of the poor in Nigeria, has been sending me emails with terrifying news. Fulani tribesmen raping and killing villagers. Children being used as Islamic suicide bombers, resulting in scores of casualties. One horrible report after another.Yet with each email I...
  • Norway Forcibly Removes 12-Y-O Son After Christian Family Decides to Homeschool (Video)

    02/14/2018 9:12:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/14/2018 | Samuel Smith
    A Canadian Christian family is crying out for help after their 12-year-old son was forcibly removed from their home in Norway by government officers in response to their decision to homeschool him. The parents had pulled him from a public school after he was bullied. The father, Leif Kristiansen, posted a video to Facebook last Thursday that shows police officers and officials from Norway's child services agency, Barnevernet, chasing and tackling their son, Kai, before taking him away from their apartment in Ĺs. "Can somebody please help us? ... Barnevernet is stealing our child!" Terese Kristiansen, a Canadian citizen, shouts...
  • China Tells Christians to Replace Images of Jesus with Communist President

    02/03/2018 11:49:02 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 27 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | Nov 2017 | Kate Shellnut
    Thousands of Christian villagers in China have been told to take down displays of Jesus, crosses, and gospel passages from their homes as part of a government propaganda effort to “transform believers in religion into believers in the party.” The news comes weeks after the CPC held its national congress, where Xi continued to consolidate party power and passed a historic measure to write his political philosophy into its constitution. SCMP called Xi “the country’s most powerful leader since Mao” Zedong, who also developed a personality cult through portraits in Chinese homes. The news outlet also noted Xi’s efforts to...
  • PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS -- AND ITS CAUSES And the West’s deafening silence

    01/23/2018 4:21:03 AM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 23, 2018 | Jack Kerwick
    .Western leftists, secular as well as religious, continue to bemoan what they call “Islamophobia.” According to this line, whether they are native born or immigrants, Muslims in historically Euro-Christian lands are relentless victims of various forms of oppression. Of course, this is another one of the Racism-Industrial-Complex’s useful fictions. The truth, as I show in my most recent book, Christianity and the World: Essays Philosophical, Historical, and Cultural, is that in the world today, Christians, far from being the greatest oppressors, are actually the greatest victims of oppression. Although it receives, unsurprisingly, little media attention, there are in fact more...
  • Vladimir Putin's Christianity is a facade, says expelled US missionary

    01/22/2018 12:31:07 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 114 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 2017 | Harry Farley
    It is now well over a year since Vladimir Putin's Russia passed 'anti-missionary' laws and more than 180 cases have since been brought. Activities ranging from prayer meetings in homes, posting worship times on a religious website and praying in the presence of other citizens have been interpreted as 'missionary activity' with Christians making up the vast majority of the law's victims. One case is that of Donald Ossewaarde, an American Baptist preacher living in Oryol, who was expelled for hosting a church meeting in his house. Having lost appeals throughout the Russian judiciary system, Ossewaarde's case is now with...
  • 215,000,000 Christians Persecuted, Mostly by Muslims

    01/21/2018 7:52:46 AM PST · by yoe · 6 replies
    The Gatestone Institute ^ | January 21, 2018 | Raymond Ibrahim
    In short, the overwhelming majority of persecution that these 215 million Christians experience around the world — especially the worst forms, such as rape and murder — occurs at the hands of Muslims. If time is on the side of Christians living under Communist regimes, it is not on the side of Christians living under Islam. The center of the great Christian Byzantine Empire is now an increasingly intolerant, rapidly Islamizing Turkey. Carthage, once a bastion of Christianity — where one of Christendom's greatest theologians, St. Augustine, was born and where the New Testament canon was confirmed in 397 —...
  • Sweden welcomes jihadis, but wants to deport Christian refugee, who received death threats, to Iran

    01/15/2018 7:52:07 PM PST · by blueyon · 16 replies
    VoiceofEurope ^ | 1/15/18 | Voice of Europe
    Aideen Strandsson, a Christian woman from Iran, is facing deportation from Sweden after her asylum application was denied by authorities. The woman converted from Islam to Christianity, after having a dream about Jesus and has already received threats from Muslims because of her conversion. Aideen came to Sweden in 2014 and received a public baptism. When she pleaded that she could face the death penalty in Iran as an apostate, she got told by Swedish officials that “it’s not our problem if you decided to become a Christian, it’s your problem”.
  • Facebook Takes Down Christian Group’s Page, Calls Abortion Opposition “Hateful and Threatening”

    01/15/2018 5:55:39 PM PST · by marshmallow · 31 replies
    Life News ^ | 1/9/18 | Micaiah Bilger
    Facebook is facing more censorship and bias allegations from a Christian group that opposes abortion. The West Virginia-based ministry Warriors for Christ repeatedly has had its Facebook pages removed by the social media giant, according to the Christian Post. Its main page, which has more than 225,000 followers, was removed again last week, allegedly for “hateful, threatening or obscene” content. Ministry leader Pastor Rich Penkoski told the Post that they missed out on vital opportunities to help people as a result. “When Facebook pulled our page [for the first time], we were actually counseling with a young woman who was...
  • Christians in China Fear Persecution Will Get Worse After Authorities Bomb Evangelical Megachurch

    01/15/2018 6:29:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/15/2018 | Stoyan Zaimov
    An evangelical megachurch was destroyed by Chinese Communist authorities Tuesday in the country's northern Shanxi province, sparking fears among Christians that the persecution they suffer will soon get worse.China Aid said in an update Wednesday that Chinese military police detonated explosives inside Golden Lampstand Church in Linfen, destroying the $2.6 million house of worship, which was owned by the Christians who worshiped there.A demolition crew broke apart the remaining pieces of the church after the explosion with diggers and jackhammers.Lampstand's head Pastor, Yang Rongli, had previously spent seven years in prison on charges of assembling a large crowd to disturb traffic...
  • Why Professing Christ Is Becoming A 'Hate Crime' In The West

    01/12/2018 11:20:11 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 21 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | Jan 12, 2018 | Raymond Ibrahim
    What is the source of dhimmitude—which in many ways paralyzes responses to Islam—in the West? First a definition: “dhimmitude,” which was coined by the late Christian president of Lebanon, Bashir Gemayel, and popularized by writer Bat Ye’or, is a neologism based on the Arabic word, dhimmi—that is, a non-Muslim (generally a Christian or Jew) who falls under Islamic rule and, as a price for maintaining their religion, accepts an inferior social standing. Simply put, the dhimmi must know his or her place and never rock the boat, including by seeking equal rights with Muslims. While this is the classic and...
  • One in 12 Christians around the world is persecuted: 3,000 were killed (tr)

    01/11/2018 11:41:27 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 1 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Jan 12, 2018 | DAILYMAIL.COM REPORTER
    One in 12 Christians around the world are persecuted for their faith and are the target of violent attacks including rape, a shocking report has found. According to a study by Open Doors USA, an organization that studies Christian persecution, 215 million Christians live in areas with high levels of persecution worldwide. The report also goes on to state that over 3,000 Christians were killed and nearly 800 churches were damaged in the last year. 'The most significant findings were that Christian women are among the most violated in the world, in maybe a way that we haven't seen before,'...
  • Christians “Slaughtered Like Chicken”-Just a month in the lives of Christians under Islam.

    01/03/2018 5:30:11 AM PST · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 3, 2018 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Reprinted from the Gatestone Institute.Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. Luc Ravel, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Strasbourg “went against the grain of Church leaders in France who have largely remained politically correct,” says a report, because he criticized “the demographic shift in France, saying Muslims are having far more children than native French and slammed the widespread ‘promotion’ of abortion.”  He said, “Muslim believers know very well that their birthrate is such that today, they call it … the Great Replacement, they tell you in a very calm, very positive way that, ‘one...
  • A Christmas wish: Christians in the Middle East need American support to live free from persecution

    12/21/2017 2:52:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | December21, 2017 | Julia Taimoorazy
    At this time of year American Christians are free to celebrate Christmas in any way they like, because freedom of religion is a cherished right in the U.S. for people of every faith. But in many predominantly Muslim nations in the Middle East, the Christian minority is threatened and persecuted 365 days a year. As an Assyrian Christian who fled my native Iran in 1989 I know about this harassment and persecution from first-hand experience. And as the founder and president of the Iraqi Christian Relief Council I know about this persecution because of the work my nonprofit does to...
  • Suicide bombers attack Pakistan church, killing at least 9, officials say

    12/17/2017 1:16:06 PM PST · by Lera · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/17/17 | Katherine Lam
    Two suicide bombers attacked a church in Pakistan where hundreds of worshippers were attending service ahead of Christmas, killing at least nine people and injuring dozens of others, officials said. One of the suicide bombers was shot dead outside Bethel Memorial Methodist Church in Quetta, but the other assailant made it to the church's entrance hall as Sunday services opened, said Sarfaraz Bugti, home minister for the southwestern Baluchistan province. The gunman — who didn’t gain access to the main building — opened fire at the churchgoers before detonating his explosive vest. “There were nearly 400 people inside the church,...
  • British Government Refuses to Say Whether Proclaiming Divinity of Christ is a Hate Crime

    12/15/2017 5:55:28 PM PST · by marshmallow · 36 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 12/14/17 | Staff Reporter
    Lord Pearson says the government refused to answer when he asked whether stating religious belief could be 'hate'The British government has refused to say whether telling people about the Christian faith could be a hate crime. Lord Pearson of Rannoch, a UKIP peer, says when he raised a question on the issue on the House of Lords, the government failed to state clearly whether Christians cannot be prosecuted just for stating their beliefs. “I said to the government ‘Will they confirm unequivocally that a Christian who says that Jesus is the only son of the one true God cannot be...
  • Senators: Why is Air Force punishing colonel over his religious views on marriage?

    11/20/2017 6:09:27 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 16, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    A group of prominent U.S. senators is coming to the defense of a highly decorated Air Force colonel who could be booted out of the military over his religious views on same-sex marriage. Col. Leland Bohannon, an experienced combat pilot, was suspended from command and orders were handed down recommending he not be promoted after he refused to publicly affirm the same-sex spouse of a retiring subordinate. Bohannon, who was on the verge of being promoted to a one-star general, was punished after the subordinate filed a formal Equal Opportunity complaint which was later substantiated by investigators. “His career is...
  • Muslims Riot in Brussels, Christmas Market Attacked, Stores Looted (VIDEO)

    11/20/2017 11:33:54 AM PST · by davikkm · 35 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    Riots at Christmas market in Brussels. Arabs storm the area. THIS is what regressive Democrats want for us and our children. Gun control leaves the populace undefended there. Yes! We demand extreme vetting. #MAGA #Immigration If you were wondering what’s it all about, well, this is from last week, from Brussels, which by the way is the heart of the European Union and NATO (EU&NATO’s headquarters are located in Brussels). The thing is, Brussels is a very multicultural city, boasting a significantly large Muslim population. And guess what: Moroccans (who are Muslims) were very happy after their country qualified for...
  • Why Alabamans Are Defending Roy Moore (Media doesn't understand the South)

    11/12/2017 2:50:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 112 replies
    The Politico ^ | November 12, 2017 | Eric Velasco
    After the Washington Post reported Thursday that Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama had allegedly tried to initiate sex with a 14-year-old girl when he was a 32-year-old county prosecutor, national Republicans quickly distanced themselves. The National Republican Senatorial Committee severed fundraising ties with Moore’s campaign. More than a dozen of Moore’s would-be Republican colleagues so far have questioned whether he is fit to be in the Senate, including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Even Alabama’s senior senator, Richard Shelby, called on Moore to step aside from the December 12 special election if the charges are true. President Donald Trump also...
  • UK government discriminates against Christian refugees from Syria

    11/10/2017 10:37:47 AM PST · by heterosupremacist · 5 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 11/10/2017 | Christine Douglass-Williams
    Barnabas Aid finally obtained figures proving that the UN has only recommended tiny token numbers of Syrian Christians, Yazidis and other minorities for resettlement in the UK. The overwhelming majority of refugees recommended by the UN have been Sunni Muslims This gross neglect of peaceful Christians and other minorities has been long discussed, but without any steps being taken to remedy the injustice. Instead, the UK and other Western nations have turned their backs on the most needy groups, who are not only victims of war, but have been persecuted at the hands of jihadists. The former Archbishop of Canterbury,...
  • Trump Directs State, USAID to Bypass United Nations, Deliver U.S. Aid More Directly to Christians...

    10/26/2017 1:31:44 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 10/26/17 | Susan Crabtree
    President Trump has issued a White House directive forcing the State Department and USAID to bypass the United Nations and stop its "ineffective" relief efforts aimed at helping Iraqi Christians, Yazidis, and other persecuted religious minorities, and instead to provide the assistance either directly or through "faith-based groups."Vice President Mike Pence, in a speech at the In Defense of Christians annual Solidarity Dinner highlighting the plight of persecuted Christians in the Middle East and elsewhere, announced the directive and lambasted the United Nations, arguing the international body has "often failed to help the most vulnerable communities, especially religious minorities.""We will...