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  • Muslims destroying Christian crosses all over the world, and no one reports it

    06/10/2019 3:11:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 30 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 10, 2019 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Muslims destroying Christian crosses all over the world, and no one reports it June 10, 2019 (American Thinker) — A Muslim migrant in Rome recently stabbed a Christian man in the throat for wearing a crucifix around his neck. The assailant, a 37-year-old Moroccan, is accused of attempted homicide; "religious hate" is cited as an "aggravating factor" in the crime. This is hardly the first "religious hate" crime to occur in the context of the cross in Italy. Among others, A Muslim boy of African origin picked on, insulted, and eventually beat a 12-year-old girl during school because she too was wearing a...
  • Supporters Guard Veterans Memorial After City Pulls Cross (Minnesota)

    01/23/2017 8:39:37 AM PST · by blam · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1-23-2017 | Fox News
    The makeshift crosses in Belle Plaine. (Fox 9) A veterans memorial in Minnesota lost one cross but gained more than a dozen others -- and a security detail -- over the weekend after supporters argued that the city caved to the Freedom from Religion Foundation. The memorial at Belle Plaine Veterans Memorial Park showed a silhouette of a soldier kneeling in front of a cross that served as a headstone for a fellow soldier's grave, Fox 9 reported. Workers installed it last summer, but opponents were quick to argue that it violated the separation of church and state because it...
  • Chicago man drives 1,200 miles to deliver 49 handmade wooden crosses to Orlando

    06/19/2016 4:24:02 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 June 2016 | Anneta Konstantinides For Dailymail.com
    As Orlando continues to reel a week after the worst mass shooting in US history consumed the city in tragedy, one Chicago man is traveling thousands of miles to deliver comfort. Greg Zanis, 65, drove 1,200 miles from his home to the Orlando Regional Medical Center to deliver 49 wooden crosses he made by hand. Each of the three-foot-tall white crosses bears the name of the 49 victims who were murdered at the gay nightclub Pulse during Latin night on June 12.
  • The cross has to go before the asylum seekers arrive

    11/27/2015 12:29:44 PM PST · by markomalley · 48 replies
    Speisa ^ | 11/27/15
    Christian camps being offered as shelter for asylum seekers are told by the authorities to remove all Christian symbols. Due to the large influx of asylum seekers to Norway, UDI (Immigration authorities) has found it necessary to lodge asylum seekers in more places than ordinary reception centres. The Norwegian Missionary Society (NMS), operates several Christian camp sites, which they offer to rent to UDI. UDI says yes please, but on one condition. All Christian symbols must be removed before the asylum seekers can move in, says UDI, according to the newspaper Dagen. - We want the accommodation offered to be...
  • China's Christians protest 'evil' Communist campaign to tear down crosses

    07/27/2015 11:19:17 AM PDT · by detective · 1 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 27, 2015 | Tom Phillips
    Christian leaders – including an 89-year-old bishop – have taken to the streets of eastern China to protest against an “evil” campaign to remove crosses that many see as a coordinated Communist party attack on their faith. Activists say more than 1,200 crosses have been stripped from churches in Zhejiang province since the government initiative began in late 2013. There has been a spike in such actions in recent weeks. On Friday, around 20 Catholic clergy staged a rare public demonstration in Wenzhou – a coastal city known as the “Jerusalem of the East” – including Vincent Zhu Weifang, its...
  • Catholic University Investigated for Offending Muslims By Having Too Many Crosses

    05/12/2015 6:59:52 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 36 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 5-12-15 | John Hayward
    “Complaint says crosses at Catholic school offensive, prevent Muslim prayers,” reads the headline at BeliefNet. It’s one of those headlines that sounds like a bad joke, but it isn’t. It’s not exactly a serious complaint, either, and it isn’t coming from actual Muslim students in any event. “Baffled Catholic University officials say they have never received a complaint from any of the schools Muslim students,” writes BeliefNet. In fact, the university expressed its bafflement in a full-length statement: “Catholic University’s faithfulness to our Catholic tradition has also made us a welcome home to students of other religions. No students have...
  • It has come to this: Complaint says crosses at Catholic school offensive, prevent Muslim prayers

    05/09/2015 10:41:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    BeliefNet ^ | 05/08/2015
    Crosses in every room at Washingon D.C.’s Catholic University of America are a human rights violation that prevent Muslim students from praying. That’s the complaint to the Washington, D.C. Office of Human Rights filed by a professor from rival George Washington University across town. GWU Law School Professor John Banzhaf takes the Catholic institution to task for acting “probably with malice” against Muslim students in a 60-page complaint that cites “offensive” Catholic imagery all over the Catholic school, which he says hinder Muslims from praying. Baffled Catholic University officials say they have never received a complaint from any of the...
  • Chinese province to ban rooftop Christian crosses (Chekiang)

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

    01/31/2013 5:52:20 PM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    LSN ^ | Patrick B. Craine
    ABBOTSFORD, British Columbia, January 31, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) - The leader of Canada’s most high-profile abortion activist group is calling on a British Columbia city to remove a display of crosses from private property. The display of 1,862 crosses is set up on a farmer’s field in January for two months every year by Abbotsford Right to Life to commemorate the number of children who die in Canada every week as a result of abortion. The Abbotsford display Source: Abbotsford Right to Life This year’s display, called The Cemetery of the Innocent, will also include signs bearing messages like “Choosing abortion...
  • LSU apologizes for censoring Christian religious imagery

    10/24/2012 6:50:44 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/24/12 | Robby Soave
    Administrators at Louisiana State University have apologized for censoring photographs of male students who had painted Christian crosses on their chests at a football game.“We erred in our judgment and we have communicated our apologies to the group of young men represented in the photo, whose school spirit is second to none,” said Ernest Ballard, director of media relations at LSU, in an e-mail to The Daily Caller News Foundation.The photos in question depict a group of fans known as “The Painted Posse,” who paint themselves in their team’s colors at home games. They also paint small crosses on their...
  • Holy Photoshop! LSU Erased Christian Football Fans' Crosses

    10/23/2012 9:09:07 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/22/12
    A group of Louisiana State University football fans whose admiration for the Tigers is second only to their love for Jesus is outraged after the school digitally erased the tiny crosses they painted on their bare upper chests at a recent football game. LSU officials sent out a photo of The Painted Posse, Christian students who paint their bodies with LSU school colors and small crosses for home games, in an email about the LSU game against South Carolina on Oct. 13. The students were shocked to see the photo, which appeared to be otherwise untouched, in the newsletter that...
  • University police do nothing to stop desecration of crosses in pro-life display

    04/24/2012 10:07:01 AM PDT · by Mrs. Frogjerk · 25 replies
    Lifesite News ^ | Tue Apr 24, 2012 07:32 EST | Ben Johnson
    BOWLING GREEN, KENTUCKY, April 24, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Campus police stood by as students placed condoms over thousands of tiny crosses as part of an approved university “art project,” according to a pro-life student at Western Kentucky University. The campus group Hilltoppers for Life obtained university permission to erect 3,700 crosses, commemorating the number of babies aborted each day in America, as part of its Cemetery of the Innocents. John Sohl, the organization’s president, said he confronted two vandals early Friday morning with his video camera. One of them “told me at the beginning of this that she did have...
  • Christians Have No Right to Wear Cross at Work, Says Government

    03/10/2012 5:26:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10 Mar 2012 | David Barrett
    Christians do not have a right to wear a cross or crucifix openly at work, the Government is to argue in a landmark court case.In a highly significant move, ministers will fight a case at the European Court of Human Rights in which two British women will seek to establish their right to display the cross. It is the first time that the Government has been forced to state whether it backs the right of Christians to wear the symbol at work. A document seen by The Sunday Telegraph discloses that ministers will argue that because it is not a...
  • Clarence Thomas says religious display rulings are in 'shambles'

    11/08/2011 1:56:51 AM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    CNA ^ | Nov 8, 2011 | Michelle Bauman
    Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas denounced his colleagues’ decision not to hear a case that would have allowed them to establish a clear standard for judging religious displays on government property. “Today the Court rejects an opportunity to provide clarity to an Establishment Clause jurisprudence in shambles,” Thomas said in an Oct. 31 dissent. He explained that the Supreme Court’s disjointed “jurisprudence has confounded the lower courts and rendered the constitutionality of displays of religious imagery on government property anyone’s guess.” Thomas’ dissenting opinion responded to the court’s decision to reject consideration of a prohibition on crosses placed along the...
  • Attorney: Crosses at Catholic University violate human rights of Muslim students

    10/27/2011 6:39:22 PM PDT · by Jean S · 91 replies
    syracuse.com ^ | 10/27/11 | Lou Gulino
    The Washington, D.C. Office of Human Rights is investigating the Catholic University of America. The Tower, a student newspaper at the university, says the charges allege the school does not provide Muslim students with places to hold frequent prayer services free of crosses or other Catholic symbols. John F. Banzhaf III, a George Washington University Professor of Public Interest Law, ade the complaint to the human rights agency. In a news release Banzhaf alleges: "It is alleged that CUA does not provide space -- as other universities do -- for the many daily prayers Muslim students must make, forcing them...
  • Supreme Court Urged to Decide Case Involving Roadside Crosses in Utah

    04/22/2011 9:26:28 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    CNSNews ^ | April 22, 2011 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - If a recent appeals court decision is not overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, the Christian cross could soon become an unconstitutional symbol -- even in places like Arlington Cemetery, a conservative advocacy group warns. The case, Davenport v. American Atheists, Inc., “may very well be the most important religious liberty case in decades,” the Family Research Council said. The case dates to 2005, when an atheist group sued the Utah Highway Patrol and the Utah Transportation Department, arguing that roadside memorial crosses honoring fallen state troopers constitute a state establishment of religion. The memorials are fully funded...
  • Federal Appeals Court Rules Against Utah Memorial Crosses Along Highway

    08/18/2010 5:52:03 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 18 2010 | Associated Press
    The 14 crosses erected along Utah roads to commemorate fallen state Highway Patrol troopers convey a state preference for Christianity and are a violation of the U.S. Constitution, a federal appeals court said Wednesday. A three-judge panel from Denver's 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said in its 38-page ruling that a "reasonable observer" would conclude that the state and the Utah Highway Patrol were endorsing Christianity with the cross memorials. "This may lead the reasonable observer to fear that Christians are likely to receive preferential treatment from the UHP," the justices wrote. The 12-foot high white crosses with 6-foot...
  • Those 5,800 crosses represent the men who died for our freedom

    05/15/2010 12:33:15 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 4 replies · 503+ views
    The Manteca Bulletin ^ | May 14, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt
    NOTE: It is wonderful to see that there are still "foreigners" who come to America and truly appreciate all that America stands for and has done on behalf of "Freedom and Liberty" in other countries. I'd like to see every big city in the United States follow Manteca, California's example. Thank you to the Assyrians, this new contingent of American citizens who are living proof that some "new citizens" truly deserve to be here.Aleksandra Rebic***** A contingent of new American citizens – Assyrians who fled the repressive regime of Saddam Hussein in Iraq to settle in Turlock – will be...
  • CROSSES FOR CHRISTMAS

    12/01/2009 9:20:27 AM PST · by abigail2 · 53 replies · 1,275+ views
    Abigail2 | December 1, 2009 | abigail2
    JOIN CHRISTIANS THIS CHRISTMAS IN LETTING EVERYONE KNOW THAT WE ARE A CHRISTIAN NATION BASED ON JUDEO-CHRISTIAN PRINCIPLES PUT CROSSES ON YOUR LAWN, IN YOUR WINDOWS IN YOUR EMAILS, WEAR THEM... OUR FOUNDERS WERE DEEPLY RELIGIOUS, DEEPLY CHRISTIAN LETS LET THE WORLD KNOW WHO WE ARE!
  • Pro-Bush demonstrators call crosses a slight to soldiers {Move America Forward - Pictures}

    03/09/2007 10:01:38 AM PST · by SmithL · 24 replies · 6,612+ views
    More than 200 demonstrators supporting the Bush administration's conduct of the Iraq war gather to protest a Lafayette hillside display of more than 3,000 crosses representing U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq.