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  • Hungarian Government Prepares to Rescue Persecuted Christians

    09/27/2016 7:55:12 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    World Religion News ^ | 6/26/16 | Corey Barnett
    Hungary aims to aid and defend Christians persecuted by ISIS.Hungary has announced a new initiative to fight forces that discriminate against and persecute Christians. The government has decided that in the light of the recent attacks on Christians, a new department will be set up in Hungary to study these cases and fight radical forces that threaten the lives of innocent Christians. The authorities have indicated that this department will not only take into consideration the attacks that have been happening in the Middle East, but also the disguised forms of discrimination against Christians in Europe. Hungary's Minister for Human...
  • Franklin Graham's DECISION AMERICA tour in Richmond, Wed. Oct. 12 at 12 Noon

    09/25/2016 4:43:00 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 11 replies
    Join Franklin Graham on October 12, 2016 12:00 p.m. Capitol Grounds Bank Street side Richmond, VA 23219 The Tour “America is at a crossroads, and I believe we should take every opportunity to stand up for the things of God and His Word.” –Franklin Graham Franklin Graham is traveling to all 50 states in 2016 to hold prayer rallies, to preach the Gospel, and to challenge believers to take a stand and take action. He’ll be urging Christians to vote, to live out their faith in every part of their lives, and to pray for our nation just as Nehemiah...
  • White working-class evangelicals: Christian values are under attack

    09/25/2016 3:14:38 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | September 24, 2016 | Eugene Scott
    While black evangelicals [who make up about 6% of evangelicals] are solidly against the GOP nominee, among white working-class evangelicals, about three in four -- 76% -- say they'd consider voting for Trump.... The majority -- 6 in 10 -- of voters in this group believe the US' better days are in the past and most are concerned that the country is becoming less Christian. Nearly 90% of working class whites who are evangelical Christians believe Christian values are under attack in America today. While most Christian groups -- 73% of mainline Protestants and 61% of Catholics -- share this...
  • Italy: ‘Muslims, Atheists’ Blast Christian TV News Anchor for Wearing Crucifix

    09/25/2016 1:31:37 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/24/16 | Thomas D. Williams
    An Italian television news anchor has ignited a firestorm of criticism by wearing a crucifix around her neck while reporting the news, drawing the ire of “Muslims, atheists and many viewers,” according to reports. Marina Nalesso, a well-known news anchor on the State-owned Tg1 television news show, wore a crucifix around her neck several times last week while on the air, a choice that Silvio Viale, a leftist politician and vocal atheist, has described as “arrogance.” “TG is a public, secular news show, not a Vatican news show,” he said. On her FanPage, Nalesso defended her actions saying that she...
  • Muslim migrant boat captain 'threw six Christians to their deaths because of their religion'

    09/22/2016 2:49:13 PM PDT · by pabianice · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/22/16 | Burke
    Muslim migrant boat captain who 'threw six Christians to their deaths from his vessel because of their religion' goes on trial for murder The man and his second-in-command feared storms were getting worse each time Christians prayed, it is claimed The captain, identified as Alain N.B, is accused of beating a Nigerian pastor and throwing him overboard Five more passengers were also forced off the boat, prosecutors believe 29 people were rescued after the perilous crossing in December 2014 A boat captain from Cameroon murdered six passengers crossing from Morocco to Spain because they were Christian, prosecutors claim. The Muslim...
  • On Marriage and Gender, Where’s the FCA?

    09/22/2016 1:07:23 PM PDT · by DWW1990 · 10 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 9/21/2016 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    A wise pastor, whose name I’ve forgotten, once said, “If you want to know what to preach about, find out what sin with which your congregation is struggling.” Or, as I noted after the infamous Obergefell ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that legally redefined the oldest institution in the history of humanity, pastors, as they prepare their sermons, should always be asking, “Where is the enemy at work in attempting to deceive my congregation?” Likewise, any organization devoted to the works of Jesus Christ—or seeking to “impact the world for Jesus Christ”—should be well prepared to confront the popular...
  • Muslims Ambush Christians Coming Out Of Church And Massacre Them With Machine Guns

    09/21/2016 5:09:44 PM PDT · by detective · 40 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | September 20, 2016 | Andrew Bieszad
    Shortened title. Full title: Muslims Ambush Christians Coming Out Of Church And Massacre Them With Machine Guns, Then Hunt Down the Survivors As They Try To Flee Muslims have launched another terrorist attack against Christians. As they were coming out of church, a group of terrorists drove up to them, pulled out a machine gun from their truck, and began massacring everybody in sight and then hunted down the fleeing survivors: ď„Ť According to local residents, the fatalities occurred shortly after morning service on Sunday in the village of Kwamjilari, located about 30 kilometers east of the town of Chibok,...
  • Why as a Christian I Don't Pledge Allegiance to the American Flag

    09/14/2016 7:13:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 12, 2016 | John Ellis
    Colin Kaepernick's decision to remain seated during the playing of the national anthem has generated a lot of noise. Seemingly carving the divide between Americans into an even larger chasm, people's anger has consumed the controversy and shut down most attempts at actual dialogue. Within that cultural framework, I meekly submit that I do not pledge allegiance to the American flag because I am a Christian. I pray that instead of adding to the division, my reason(s) why I do not will encourage fellow Believers as well as prompt unbelievers to research what it means to be a Christian.
  • Coptic Filmmaker Blamed for Benghazi Attack Now Broke, Living in Homeless Shelter

    09/13/2016 9:05:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | Sep 13th, 2016 8:01 am | Jim Hoft
    In September 2012 Hillary blamed an “awful internet video” for the deaths of four American heroes in Benghazi. Hillary Clinton made the statements as the bodies of the four dead Americans were brought back to US soil. She made the public comments just three days after the assault on the compound that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty. But thanks to leaked Wikileaks emails we now know that Hillary Clinton wrote Chelsea during the Benghazi attacks telling her Americans were killed by an al-Qaeda like group. Hillary later lied and blamed the attack on a...
  • Egyptian Christians at a ‘Breaking Point’ After Summer of Attacks

    09/12/2016 7:58:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    National Security (Breitbart) ^ | September 11, 2016 | John Hayward
    In a lengthy and disturbing piece on Egypt’s Coptic Christians this week, Rod Nordland of the New York Times described them as a community at the “breaking point,” to borrow the words of Bishop Makarios of Minya. This is not what a casual consumer of Egyptian news would expect, and it is not what the Copts expected, either. Nordland writes of high hopes for protection after the Muslim Brotherhood government of Mohammed Morsi was topped by the current Egyptian president, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who is often given solid marks by foreign observers for his stance against Islamist oppression. Egypt’s Christians...
  • The Beheading of St. John the Baptist and 9/11 (A sermon)

    09/11/2016 7:49:31 PM PDT · by NRx · 1 replies
    We do not generally celebrate the birthdays of saints. We celebrate the date of their deaths, because how we end our lives is more important than how we begin them. However, St. John the Baptist is one of the two exceptions to this rule. We celebrate both the conception and the birth of St. John as well as the Theotokos, because these two people are the holiest of the saints. St. John was, we are told in the Gospels, filled with the Holy Spirit while still in his mother's womb (Luke 1:15), and so he was a great saint,...
  • ‘Slaughter The Christians,...Allah Will Give You Strength To Kill And Crush The Christians.’

    09/09/2016 2:11:39 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 30 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | Sept. 9, 2016 | Theodore Shoebat
    Original title too long: Major Islamic Leader In Mecca Declares This Command To All Muslims: ‘Slaughter The Christians, I Pray That Allah Will Give You Strength To Kill And Crush The Christians.’ A major Islamic leader recently did a speech in Mecca in which he commanded Muslims to slaughter Christians, even praying to Allah to give victory to the Muslims over the followers of Christ. Here is the report: A top imam in Saudi Arabia has called for the killing of Christians, Shia Muslims, and Jews in a prayer broadcast at the Masjid al-Haram mosque. In a video showing a...
  • Religion The Left Needs To Call Off Its Radical Fringe Bent On Destroying Christians

    09/09/2016 10:09:17 AM PDT · by detective · 33 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 9, 2016 | Andrew Walker
    Ethicist David Gushee’s evolve-or-else warning to religious conservatives about their inevitable clash of orthodoxies with progressives is a sober reminder of the question over what variety of liberalism they will face in the days ahead. Will a reflexively intolerant progressivism prevail, or is it possible that goodwill, liberal pluralism can frame what happens in American public life as homosexuality and transgenderism become mainstreamed? Like The American Conservative’s Rod Dreher, who has been an online hero documenting the pace of cultural change around American sexual mores, I am pessimistic at the prospect that liberal pluralism will win the day.
  • PHOTOS: ‘Lower than expected turnout’ for Hillary speech to black Christians

    09/08/2016 5:10:19 PM PDT · by Kyle Olson · 29 replies
    Tweets from Twitter Accounts copied by The American Mirror Blog ^ | 9/8/2016 | Tweets from Twitter Accounts copied by Kyle Olson
    National Baptist Convention organizers shrank the room by one-third after fewer people turned out than expected to hear Hillary Clinton. Frank Morris, national correspondent for KCUR, tweeted a photo showing a worker moving walls to shrink the meeting room in Kansas City. "Workers cutting down the room by a third with lower than expected turnout for (Clinton in Kansas City) speech," Morris reported.
  • Muslims Attack Christian School, Murder One Person And Injure Two Others And Light It On Fire

    09/07/2016 4:16:16 PM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    shoebat.com ^ | September 6, 2016 | Theodore Shoebat
    Shortened title. Full title: Muslims Attack Christian School, They Murder One Person And Injure Two Others, They Go To One Room, Knock On The Door And Tell The Christians To Open The Door, They Open The Door, The Muslims Enter The Room, Soak The Floor With Kerosine And Light It On Fire Muslims in Tanzania attacked a Christian school, murdering one person and injuring two others. They went to a room and knocked on the door, demanding that the Christians open it. When it was opened, the Muslims soaked the floor in kerosine and made the order to light it...
  • ISIS Takes Christian Girls And Puts Them In Secret Prisons, Makes Them Eat Out Of Dog Bowls, Rapes

    09/06/2016 9:24:46 AM PDT · by detective · 25 replies
    shoebat.com ^ | September 3, 2016 | Andrew Bieszad
    Truncated title. Full title: ISIS Takes Christian Girls And Puts Them In Secret Prisons, Makes Them Eat Out Of Dog Bowls, Rapes Them For Fun, Chops Up Their Bodies And Put The Parts In A Bag, Film Everything And Send The Video To Their Parents- The Few Survivors Ask “Where Are You World?” Being true to the example of their founder Muhammad, ISIS has been making videos of themselves taking Christian girls and raping and torturing them in bizarre sexual ways and then chopping up their bodies in secret prisons throughout ISIS-controlled territory and then sending the video to the...
  • Hobby Lobby Denounces Clinton's War On Christians,Endorses Trump

    09/02/2016 9:56:41 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    Breibart.com ^ | September 2, 2016 | Ken Klukowski
    Hobby Lobby founder and CEO David Green authored a USA Today op-ed on Thursday, denouncing Hillary Clinton’s militant opposition to traditional Christian beliefs and insisting that her Supreme Court picks would rule against Christians’ rights. He also announced that he is endorsing Donald Trump to ensure a Supreme Court that will uphold Americans’ First Amendment rights under the Constitution.
  • ISIS Genocide: Parents Shown Video of Daughters Raped, Tortured – Given Body Parts in Bag

    09/01/2016 3:12:41 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 44 replies
    CNS News ^ | September 1, 2016 | Michael W. Chapman
    As the Islamic State continues its genocide against Christians, Yazidis, and other religious minorities in Syria and Iraq, human rights activist and lawyer Jacqueline Isaac testified at the United Nations about some of the atrocities, including parents in Syria who were shown a video of their kidnapped daughters being raped and tortured by ISIS, and then given the dismembered body parts of their daughters in plastic bags. Although Isaac, vice president of the humanitarian group Roads of Success, testified on April 28, her remarks – at the United Nations in New York City -- about the atrocities against women captured...
  • 10,126: Administration Hits Syria Refugee Target; 0.5% Are Christians

    08/30/2016 1:14:13 PM PDT · by PROCON · 18 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | Aug. 29, 2016 | Patrick Goodenough
    (Update: As of midafternoon eastern time on Monday 224 new Syrian refugee arrivals have been reported. That lifts the total this fiscal year to 10,126, of whom 52 or 0.51 percent are Christians; and 9,945 or 98.2 percent, are Sunni Muslims.) (CNSNews.com) – The Obama administration is expected on Monday – a month ahead of schedule – to achieve its goal of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees this fiscal year. As of late Sunday, 9,902 had been resettled in the United States, but more than 200 more are expected to arrive from Jordan and surrounding areas over the next day. U.S....
  • Christian Persecution In The Muslim World: Christians As "Target Practice"

    08/30/2016 3:30:39 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | August 30,2016 | Raymond Ibrahim
    More reports of the brutal treatment that Christians and other minorities experienced at the hands of the Islamic State (SIS) emerged during May. One account told of a couple who, after their children were abducted by ISIS militants, answered their door one day to find a plastic bag on their doorstep. It contained the body parts of their daughters and a video of them being brutally tortured and raped.
  • The Surprising Reason Why More Americans Are Not Going To Church

    08/28/2016 2:41:41 PM PDT · by Salvation · 418 replies
    The Surprising Reason Why More Americans Are Not Going To ChurchThe standard narrative of American religious decline goes something like this: A few hundred years ago, European and American intellectuals began doubting the validity of God as an explanatory mechanism for natural life. As science became a more widely accepted method for investigating and understanding the physical world, religion became a less viable way of thinking—not just about medicine and mechanics, but also culture and politics and economics and every other sphere of public life. As the United States became more secular, people slowly began drifting away from faith.Of course,...
  • CALIFORNIA LAWMAKERS CELEBRATE MUSLIM APPRECIATION MONTH

    08/29/2016 9:27:57 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/29/16 | Katy Grimes
    I think it’s been hard for people to understand how Islam can be a good religion, and yet the Islamists are evil. Those of us who have had experience with Islam understand this, just as we understand the difference between snake handlers and people going to church on Sunday morning.—P. J. O’Rourke In one of the most contemptible acts of the year, the California Legislature passed a House Resolution to create and celebrate “Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month,” while at the same time passing legislation to strike down religious freedoms for Christians. Yes, this is what California has become under...
  • Nigeria: Christian Group Rails Against John Kerry for ‘Divisive’ Visit

    08/27/2016 5:44:40 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 9 replies
    Newsweak ^ | August 26, 2016 | Conor Gaffey
    A prominent Christian group in Nigeria has accused U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry of being “discriminatory...and divisive” during a recent trip to the West African country. Kerry was in Nigeria on Monday and Tuesday and was hosted by the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, the most senior Islamic cleric in the country. The U.S. diplomat also met with 19 governors of Nigeria’s northern states and held talks with President Muhammadu Buhari, who is also a Muslim. The president of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Reverend Supo Ayokunle, told reporters on Thursday that Kerry’s visit showed a “lack...
  • Did Obama Just Betray Syrian Christians to Please the Turks? Seems So.

    08/26/2016 8:20:10 AM PDT · by Lera · 11 replies
    Stream ^ | August 26, 2016 | John Zmirak
    American policy in Syria has been marked by a long list of flip-flops and failures. Remember Obama's "red line" meant to stop the Assad regime from using chemical weapons? That was quickly erased when Congress made it clear there was little public support for using U.S. forces to topple another secular dictator in favor of rebel groups whose radical Islamist views made them no less dangerous to our interests. The "moderate" rebels to whom the U.S. was airdropping weapons proved to be virtually mythical creatures, and those weapons ended up in the hands of al Qaeda's allies. Then we learned...
  • Officer Cleared in Military Bible Complaint

    08/24/2016 7:11:53 AM PDT · by xzins · 41 replies
    ToddStarnes.com ^ | 23 Aug 16 | Todd Starnes
    An Air Force major, who was accused of civil rights violations for having a Bible on his work desk, has been cleared of any wrongdoing, according to military officials at the 310th Space Wing in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Maj. Steve Lewis, a supervisor at the Reserve National Security Space Institute, agreed to voluntarily remove the Bible pending a military review. The Military Religious Freedom Foundation had filed a complaint against Maj. Lewis -- accusing him of "harboring and encouraging a truly abhorrent example of First Amendment civil rights violations." But a public affairs spokesman told me late Tuesday that Maj....
  • Illinois pastors sue to overturn state ban on reparative therapy for gay minors

    08/21/2016 3:56:29 PM PDT · by Petrosius · 11 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 16, 2016 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    CHICAGO, Illinois, August 19, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — A group of ministers is suing the state of Illinois over a law that makes Christian counseling for minors with same-sex attraction a crime. Pastors Protecting Youth has filed a lawsuit against the state's Youth Mental Health Protection Act, which makes it illegal to help teens overcome unwanted homosexual inclinations. The Illinois law states that "being lesbian, gay, or bisexual is not a disease, disorder, illness, deficiency, or shortcoming.” It bans "conversion therapy" and any counseling that "represents homosexuality as a mental disease, disorder, or illness." The language of the law is in...
  • Forgiving Others

    08/21/2016 1:40:49 PM PDT · by metmom · 7 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "[Love] does not take into account a wrong suffered" (1 Cor. 13:5). If you love someone, you won’t keep a record of their offenses. It is reported that when the Moravian missionaries first went to the Eskimos, they couldn't find a word in their language for forgiveness. They had to combine a series of shorter words into one compound word: Issumagijoujungnainermik. Although the word appears formidable, its meaning is beautiful, being translated: "Not-being-able-to-think-about-it-anymore." You've probably noticed that unforgiving people usually have good memories. Some can hold a grudge for a lifetime. But love never keeps a record of wrongs committed...
  • 'World Vision' Losing Sight of the Bible

    08/18/2016 12:50:48 PM PDT · by fwdude · 9 replies
    Scott Lively Ministries ^ | August 17, 2016 | Scott Lively
    Recently the Christian mega-charity World Vision was exposed and publicly shamed by the Nation of Israel for allowing diversion of donor money to the Hamas terror organization. The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs posted the following report on its website: http://mfa.gov.il/MFA/ForeignPolicy/Issues/Pages/Behind-the-Headlines-Hamas-exploitation-of-World-Vision-in-Gaza-to-support-terrorism-4-August-2016.aspx Following is a summary of the report taken from an article by Caroline Kendal: “60% of World Vision’s annual budget for the Gaza Strip was diverted to Hamas. 40% of funds for civilian projects were given in cash to Hamas combat units. Funds for the needy in Gaza were diverted to Hamas for the construction of terror tunnels and...
  • Is the end of white Christian America a good thing?

    08/17/2016 5:37:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 16, 2016 | Michael Barone
    "White Christian America is dying," proclaims the headline on a Monkey Cage blogpost by the perceptive political scientist John Sides. Like many headlines, it's an exaggeration of the thrust of the article that follows, which is an interview with Robert Jones, head of the Public Religion Research Institute, on his new book The End of White Christian America, based on PRRI and other research on religious beliefs and practices of Americans. Sides's questions and Jones's answers are pretty much neutral in tone, but many readers will detect a tone of triumphalism in the book's title and in the thrust of...
  • Donald Trump isn't a 'baby Christian'

    08/17/2016 6:11:26 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 76 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 08/16/2016 | Sally Vance-Trembath
    The late, great Father Ted Hesburgh used to tell incoming students, "Come to Notre Dame and lose your faith." Many would be confused by that line, given that Notre Dame is a Catholic university, but the point Father Ted was making was that faith is more than a list of ideas or concepts and that it needs to be challenged by rigorous thinking and translated into action. All talk and no action does not make for a faithful Christian, and that's why Donald Trump's condescending words to an evangelical audience in Orlando took my breath away.
  • Donald Trump Lists Atrocities Carried Out by ISIS Against Christians

    08/16/2016 8:23:52 AM PDT · by detective · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Aug 2016 | Dr. Susan Berry
    In his speech Monday on national security and terrorism, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump spoke out against the atrocities committed by ISIS toward Christians. Trump said: Only days ago, an ISIS killer invaded a Christian church in Normandy France, forced an 85-year-old priest to his knees, and slit his throat before his congregation.
  • For Michael Phelps, all that gold couldn’t glitter until he found God

    08/14/2016 12:03:06 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 69 replies
    aleteia dot org ^ | aug 2016 | philip kosloski
    Superstar swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time, nearly committed suicide two years ago. His athletic prowess and success had brought him so much attention over the last decade that sports media nearly worshiped him as a kind of god, but Phelps was struggling to find peace in his heart. He felt empty inside and sought to fill his pain with drugs and alcohol, which sent him into a downward spiral. In 2009 he was suspended from swimming for three months after a photograph of him using a bong went viral, but that didn’t stop him...
  • Conservative Leaders Call on Media to Report on Genocide of Christians

    08/12/2016 8:36:50 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 6 replies
    CNS News ^ | August 11, 2016 | Michael W. Chapman
    (CNSNews.com) – In an August 10 letter to ABC, CBS, and NBC, more than 30 conservative leaders called on the networks, and the media overall, to seriously and aggressively cover the genocide of Christians in the Middle East and Africa, “and continue to do so until the civilized world puts an end to this evil.” “Christianity is on the verge of being wiped out in the Middle East,” the letter reads. “Ancient communities that have existed since the time of the apostles are being systematically eliminated. In Iraq alone, the number of Christians has plunged from one million to under...
  • Christians Forced to Hide Bibles Amid Migrant Muslim Death Threats

    08/11/2016 5:11:45 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | August 11, 2016 | Virginia Hale
    Bundestag member Erika Steinbach and Iranian-born pastor Mahin Mousapour called for much stronger sanctions for Muslims who abuse Christians in Germany at a press conference on Monday. Highlighting the fact Christians suffer violence, harassment, and death threats in migrant lodgings, Ms. Mousapour criticised Germany for granting Islam “too much respect”. Declaring anti-Christian hate attacks an affront to German values, politician Erika Steinbach advocated the government deport migrants who insult or attack Christians. At the press conference Ms. Mousapour, who converted to Christianity more than 25 years ago, reported that Christians face various forms of persecution in migrant housing. Ms Mousapour...
  • Only 30% of Churchgoers Say Their Pastor or Priest Has Mentioned Abortion From the Pulpit

    08/09/2016 7:03:58 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | August 9, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Abortion is not an often-discussed issue in many religious services in America, but when it is, most clergy defend unborn babies’ right to life, a new survey found. The Pew Research Center released a new poll on Monday that examined how often Americans hear about political issues from the pulpit. Abortion was third on the list, with religious liberty and homosexuality ranking first and second. Other issues included immigration, the environment and poverty. According to the poll, 29 percent said their clergy member spoke out about abortion during a service. Most said their clergy spoke out against abortion (22 percent),...
  • Syrian Priest: The West Abandoned Christians for Oil

    08/08/2016 6:37:19 AM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    The Clarion Projest ^ | August 7, 2016 | Elliot Friedland
    A senior Syrian priest accused Western countries of abandoning their principles and allowing Islamist extremists to massacre Christians in the Middle East because they are blinded by their lust for oil, according to the Christian media outlet Crossmap. Patriarch Ignatius Joseph III Younan of the Syriac Catholic Church of Antioch made the remarks to a meeting of the Knights of Columbus in Toronto. "We have to understand that totalitarianism based on Islamic creed is the worst among all systems of government. Yes, my friends, the very survival of Christians in the cradle of Christianity is quite in danger," the patriarch...
  • Leading Psychiatrist: Demonic Possession is Real and Possibly on the Rise

    08/04/2016 8:26:52 AM PDT · by fwdude · 220 replies
    ChristianHeadlines.com ^ | Wednesday, July 6, 2016 | Carrie Dedrick
    A leading psychiatrist has said that after working in the field for over two decades, he believes demon possession is real. Dr. Richard Gallagher, a professor of clinical psychiatry at New York Medical College, says his opinion differs from most other professionals in the field. Gallagher has seen over one hundred people who appeared to have paranormal abilities. He deemed that most of these individuals suffered from mental illness. Still, he claims to have also seen the real thing. "For the past two-and-a-half decades and over several hundred consultations, I've helped clergy from multiple denominations and faiths to filter episodes...
  • Pope's Contention that Islam Is Peaceful Takes Hit [semi-satire]

    08/06/2016 11:17:12 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 August 2016 | John Semmens
    Pope Francis' belief that Islam is a religion of peace was expressly contradicted by Boko Haram leader Abu Masab Al-Barnawi this week in an interview published in Al-Naba Newspaper. The Islamic terrorist vowed "to kill every Christian and blow up every church until all are for Islam in Nigeria and the world." Al-Barnawi cited Christian charities as "the aggressors in this battle for men's souls. They prey upon the victims of calamities, seducing them with food, shelter, and medical supplies. They insidiously tempt them with kindness and mercy to turn them away from Allah's command to submit to Islam and...
  • Catholic Nuns Under Siege in Syria Appeal for Help

    08/06/2016 9:27:54 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | 8/5/16 | Josephine McKenna
    ROME (RNS) Despite intense bombing and severe food shortages, several Carmelite nuns are refusing to abandon the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo and have appealed for urgent aid. “The bombs are falling all around us, but we are not going to leave the people in their suffering,” said Sister Anne-Francoise, a French nun from a community of Discalced Carmelites in Aleppo. “The people here are suffering and dying.” The nun’s comments came in a statement released on Thursday (Aug. 4) by the Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need. ACN has been trying to draw attention to the plight...
  • Whitewashing Muslim Violence and Blacklisting Reality

    08/02/2016 8:36:56 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/02/16 | Selwyn Duke
    West's foundational faith, and the basis of their moral law the Ten Commandments. Islam's moral law is Sharia. And ne'er the twain shall meet The media and effete powers-that-be have been twisting themselves into Halal pretzels Islamsplainin’, rationalizing how a given Muslim terrorist attack isn’t really “Islamic” or isn’t significant. These contortions can become quite ridiculous, such as suggesting that recent Allahu Akbar-shouting Munich shooter Ali Sonboly might somehow have had “right-wing” motives because, among his violent passions, was an interest in Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik. A more common (un)intellectual contortion is the minimizing tactic of claiming, as is...
  • Pope Francis: A Fool Or Liar For Islam

    08/02/2016 4:13:32 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | August 2, 2016 | Raymond Ibrahim
    At a time when Muslims all around the world are terrorizing and slaughtering non-Muslims in the name of Islam, Pope Francis, the head of the Catholic Church, continues trying to distance Islam from violence. Last Sunday a journalist asked him about the recent and “barbarous assassination of Fr. Jacques Hamel” in France, and how the priest was clearly “killed in the name of Islam.”
  • ISIS releases new Dabiq magazine "Break the cross;" Orders jihadis in the West to attack Christians

    07/31/2016 9:49:29 AM PDT · by Fali_G · 50 replies
    The Foreign Desk ^ | 07/31/2016 | Lisa Daftari
    In its latest issue of Dabiq magazine, “Break the cross,” the Islamic State is encouraging attacks against Christians, urging its “hidden soldiers” in the West to unleash attacks “without delay.” In opening, Dabiq 15 references recent attacks by jihadis in the United States (Orlando), France, Germany and Bangladesh, before suggesting the “cross-worshipers and democratic pagans of the West” should contemplate the “reasons behind the animosity and enmity held by Muslims for Westerners,” and should therefore repent by abandoning Christianity and “accepting Islam. Attacking Christians: A general anti-Christian theme continues throughout the publication, with interviews from American, Canadian, Finnish, Trinidadian and...
  • Pope Francis Folly On Religions At War

    07/28/2016 2:56:37 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | July 28, 2016 | Joseph Klein
    As the Islamic genocide against Christians and other “infidels” goes on and on in the Middle East, jihadists shouting "allahu akbar" (God is great) invaded a Catholic church in Normandy France during mass on July 26th. They beheaded an 85-year-old priest and seriously injured a nun. Yet while declaring that “the world is at war,” Pope Francis refused to acknowledge that this war has any religious component.
  • Marion Le Pen: Christians Must Stand Up To Islam; Young Patriots Should Join Military Like Me

    07/26/2016 2:46:32 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | Raheen Kassam
    Marion Maréchal Le Pen, the 26-year-old niece of France’s Front National leader Marine Le Pen has urged her fellow countrymen to join the military in a series of tweets following the beheading of a priest in Normandy this morning.
  • Died: Tim LaHaye, Author Who 'Left Behind' a Long Legacy

    07/26/2016 7:16:47 AM PDT · by Lee N. Field · 7 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 7/25/2016 | Jeremy Weber
    Tim LaHaye, the best-selling author best known for the Left Behind series, “graduated to heaven” early this morning after suffering a stroke at age 90. His family announced the news of his passing at a San Diego hospital on his ministry Facebook page. On the eve of his death, ministry partners, fans, and friends urgently asked for prayer on social media this weekend, offering a wave of early tributes that spread through end-times prophecy circles and chapters of Concerned Women for America (CWA), the 600,000-member public policy organization founded by LaHaye’s wife, Beverly. Some circulated a statement by LaHaye’s daughter...
  • 'Left Behind' Author Tim LaHaye Dead at 90

    07/25/2016 9:48:01 AM PDT · by Borges · 65 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 7/25/2016 | JESSILYN JUSTICE
    Author, pastor and prophet Tim LaHaye died of a stroke on Monday. He was 90. LaHaye was perhaps best known for his Left Behind end times series with co-author Jerry B. Jenkins. "Thrilled as I am that he is where he has always wanted to be, his departure leaves a void in my soul I don't expect to fill until I see him again," Jenkins said. "The Tim LaHaye I got to know had a pastor's heart and lived to share his faith. He listened to and cared about everyone, regardless of age, gender, or social standing. If Tim was...
  • 6,726 Syrian Refugees Admitted to U.S. So Far in FY16--But Only 23 Are Christians

    07/25/2016 8:21:00 AM PDT · by Lera · 17 replies
    cnsnews ^ | July 25, 2016 | Patrick Goodenough
    With ten weeks to go until the end of the fiscal year, the Obama administration continues to admit Syrian refugees at an accelerated pace, and has now exceeded two-thirds of President Obama's target of 10,000 by September 30. The proportion of Christians among those resettled continues to languish below half of one percent, while other non-Sunnis account for just over one percent. As of Monday, 1,515 Syrian refugees fleeing the civil war in their homeland had been admitted since the beginning of July, and a total of 6,726 since FY 2016 began on October 1, according to State Department Refugee...
  • Heil to the Progressive Coming Utopia

    07/22/2016 2:19:48 PM PDT · by truthxchange · 9 replies
    www.truthXchange.com ^ | 07/22/2016 | Dr. Peter Jones
    Commentators in major national newspapers in Scotland are aghast. A 100-member youth choir from a Southern Baptist church in Plano, Texas gave a free concert at a shopping center in Edinburgh. The journalists compared this event to Nazi or ISIS propaganda. One asserted: “as a nation we should be stating clearly: bigots are not welcome here.” Scotland is the land of John Knox, the great Scotts reformer (1513–72), and of the young, deeply spiritual Robert Murray McCheyne (1813–43) who declared: “The Christian is a person who makes it easy for others to believe in God.” Now Scotland is a land...
  • Remember the Copts ISIS Martyred in Libya? This Priest Does.

    07/20/2016 7:29:28 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 7/19/16 | Andrea Gagliarducci
    Minya, Egypt, Jul 19, 2016 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- For Christians in Egypt, the possibility of martyrdom is not a remote one. Icon of the 21 Martyrs of Libya. Image courtesy of Tony Rezk, via tonyrezk.blogspot.com“It is something they concretely feel, it is part of their Christian life,” Father Paolo Asolan, an Italian priest who recently visited Egypt, told CNA. “And for a mother and a father, the fact that one of their sons can become a martyr is always a great gift.” The Islamic State’s beheading of 20 Coptic Christians and another man shocked the world in February...
  • Concern Grows for Christians in Turkey After Failed Coup

    07/21/2016 1:49:00 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 7/20/16 | Ruth Gledhill
    Concerns are growing for the future of Christians in Turkey, the birthplace of St Paul, in the wake of the failed coup. Two churches in eastern Turkey in places already known for historic murders of Christians were vandalised during the attempted coup, reports Middle East Concern. In Trabzon on the Black Sea, ten people attacked the Catholic church of Santa Maria where Catholic priest Father Andrea Santoro was murdered in 2006. Muslim neighbours intervened and drove them away. In Malatya, where three Christian workers were murdered in 2007, there was an attempt to smash the windows of the Protestant Church....