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  • Occupiers Dump Condoms on Catholic School Girls

    01/31/2012 2:23:56 PM PST · by antidemoncrat · 29 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | 1/31/2012 | Todd Starnes
    A group of Occupy Wall Street protesters disrupted a Right to Life rally and threw condoms on Catholic school girls inside the Rhode Island state capitol building.
  • Bishop David Zubik confronts Obama

    01/31/2012 7:15:03 AM PST · by Dqban22 · 19 replies
    Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese ^ | 1/29/2012 | Bishop David Zubik
    Pittsburgh Bishop Zubik: 'To Hell' With New Contraception Rules The Obama administration is requiring church-affiliated employers to provide health care plans that cover access to contraception. By Larissa Dudkiewicz Email the author January 29, 2012 Pittsburgh Catholic Bishop David Zubik Friday joined a growing segment of religious leaders speaking out against the Obama administration’s new law that requires religious employers to offer health plans covering free contraceptives. In an open letter titled "To Hell With You," Zubik on Friday characterized some of the mandates in the administration’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as a "slap in the face" and...
  • A Mormon Story: Totalitarianism Knows no Bounds

    01/13/2012 1:12:32 AM PST · by spirited irish · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Renew America ^ | Jan. 13, 2012 | Stephen Stone
    more than a decade, the politically-active Stone family, who founded RenewAmerica, has been harassed and intimidated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormon Church) for refusing to abandon their respected political work. This unAmerican persecution has come not just from a few errant leaders or members, unfortunately, but from the highest levels of the church. Stephen Stone, President of RenewAmerica, has written a compelling account of his family's ordeal in digital book form: A Mormon Story: Authoritarianism Knows No Bounds. It's a factual, objective history of the church's interference with RenewAmerica, itself — and with the...
  • “War on Christmas” Post-mortem: Do Christians Have a Persecution Complex?

    01/09/2012 8:26:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Philosophical Fragments ^ | 01/09/2012 | Timothy Dalrymple
    Like megachurches, homeschooling, and Tim Tebow, “Merry Christmas” has become a religio-cultural Rorschach test. If you prefer that department stores greet you with a “Merry Christmas,” or at least wish they didn’t feel compelled to adopt the anodyne “Happy Holidays,” chances are good you’re a conservative Christian of some stripe. If, on the other hand, you prefer to talk about how ridiculous it is that anyone should care how a department store greets them, or if you prefer to mock that concern and say that people who feel that concern should (a) get a life or (b) stop trying...
  • Nine of the Top Ten Religious Persecutors Are Islamic in Advocacy Group’s Annual Rankings

    01/05/2012 5:34:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies · 1+ views
    CNS News ^ | 01/05/2012 | By Patrick Goodenough
    North Korea tops a list of the world’s worst religious persecutors for the tenth consecutive year, but Islamic states dominate the rankings, accounting for nine of the top ten and 38 of the full 50-country list released Wednesday. Going back nine years, that is the highest number of Islamic countries making the top ten in Open Doors’ annual world watch list, which ranks countries based on questionnaires completed by the Christian ministry’s personnel on the ground and cross-checked by independent experts. In 2011 and 2010, Islamic states accounted for eight of the top ten, in 2009 for seven of the...
  • Gay Pressure on PayPal Named as Fourth Top Anti-Christian Act of 2011

    01/03/2012 4:37:26 PM PST · by juliosevero · 8 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Gay Pressure on PayPal Named as Fourth Top Anti-Christian Act of 2011 Commentary by Julio Severo Americans were asked to name the top 10 Anti-Christian Acts of 2011 in the US, and the fourth place was given to the homosexual effort to close PayPal accounts from a list of ten Christian organizations, including me. For a long time I have been under attack from Brazilian gay activists. But this was the first time that an American gay group blacklists me with major Christian groups. Read the full article here: Top Anti-Christian Acts of 2011 Revealed The year 2011 saw plenty...
  • Muslim terrorists give Nigerian Christians ultimatum: Leave or Die

    01/03/2012 4:17:50 PM PST · by americanophile · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Energy Publisher ^ | January 3, 2012 | Martin Barillas
    The militant Islamist group Boko Haram has given Christians three days to leave northern Nigeria following attacks on churches and other targets over Christmas that left more than 40 people dead. The ultimatum, issued late on December 31, intensifies the threat to Christians in the Muslim-majority North, parts of which are under a state of emergency after the Christmas violence. Boko Haram, which wants to impose Islamic religious law across the country, claimed responsibility for a coordinated series of bomb and gun attacks on churches and the security services in five states on Christmas Day 2011. The majority of the...
  • Nigeria Declares State of Emergency

    01/01/2012 4:34:28 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 42 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/1/12 | Chana Yaar
    Islamist violence has forced NIgerian President Goodluck Jonathan to declare a state of emergency and order the closure of part of the country's borders. Jonathan announced the emergency measures Saturday, labeling the Islamist sect Boko Haram a "cancer" that threatened to destroy Africa's most populated body after a deadly week in which scores were killed by the radical Islamist terror group Boko Haram. Speaking in a broadcast to the nation, the president said, "It has become imperative to take some decisive measures to restore normalcy in the country, especially within the affected communities..." He listed parts of the states of...
  • Nigerian Bishops Call For Help to Fight Sect

    12/31/2011 1:38:55 PM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    AFP ^ | 12/31/11
    LAGOS — An influential body grouping Nigeria's Catholic Bishops Saturday urged President Goodluck Jonathan to hire foreign crime experts to snuff out an Islamist sect blamed for hundreds of deaths. "I call on Mr President to recall the retired experts in criminology and employ foreign experts in this field to assist the active security agents to put an immediate end to the Boko Haram menace," a statement said. Boko Haram is believed to include different factions with varying aims, including those with political links as well as a hard-core Islamist cell that has drawn supporters from young people in the...
  • Boko Haram attacks prompt Nigeria state of emergency

    12/31/2011 1:11:29 PM PST · by Just4Him · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | 12/31/2011
    Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has declared a state of emergency in parts of the country following attacks from the Islamist group Boko Haram. The measure is in force is areas of the Yobe and Borno states in the north-east, Plateau state in central Nigeria and Niger state in the east. International borders in the affected areas have been temporarily closed. Mr Jonathan vowed to "crush" Boko Haram, which killed dozens in attacks across the country on Christmas Day. Announcing the state of emergency in a live televised address, Mr Jonathan said: "The temporary closure of our borders in the affected...
  • Nigerian churches call Christmas bombings 'declaration of war'

    12/28/2011 7:39:20 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 58 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | Wed December 28, 2011 | Soni Irabor
    Medics carry the body of a victim after a bomb blast at St. Theresa Catholic Church inNigeria's capital, Abuja, on December 25."Lagos, Nigeria (CNN) -- Nigeria's Christians are losing faith that the government will protect them from attacks by Islamic extremists and will "respond appropriately" to future killings, the country's leading church group warned Wednesday. In a public message to President Goodluck Jonathan, the Christian Association of Nigeria called the Christmas Day targeting of churches in several cities "a declaration of war on Christians and Nigeria as an entity." The group also criticized its Muslim counterparts for failing to condemn...
  • Why can't Nigeria defeat Boko Haram?

    12/28/2011 10:13:23 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 7 replies · 1+ views
    BBC News ^ | 11 November 2011 | Jonah Fisher
    <p>Nigeria's Defence Minister Bello Halliru Mohammed says his men are once again "on top" of the security situation in the north - which has seen a spate of attacks by militant Islamist group Boko Haram - and that people have nothing to fear.</p>
  • Islamists ‘Celebrate’ Christmas

    12/27/2011 8:34:33 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 5 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 12/27/2011 | Arnold Ahlert
    Another Christmas, another slaughter of Christians by members of the so-called "religion of peace." The Boko Haram, a "radical Muslim sect" as the Associated Press puts it, claimed credit for bombing a Nigerian Catholic church on Christmas, killing 35 and wounding 52. What do the Boko Haram want? A sect spokesman calling himself Abul-Qaqa offered this in an interview with The Daily Trust, the newspaper of record across Nigeria's Muslim north. "There will never be peace until our demands are met," he said. "We want all our brothers who have been incarcerated to be released, we want full implementation of...
  • Being Christian is a death sentence

    12/27/2011 7:01:06 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 22,2011 | Editorial
    Persecuted Christians are fleeing from the Middle East in increasing numbers. The United States should open its doors to them as a guaranteed safe haven.-SNIP-The Christian population in Iraq is one of the most at risk. Around half of Iraqi Christians have fled the country since 2003, and those who remain expect growing challenges, given the U.S. military pullout. Christians have suffered periodic waves of violence, including bombings, assassinations and church burnings. When Iraq's government said in 2010 it would issue a license to carry firearms to any Christian family that wanted one, it was simply acknowledging the reality that...
  • Sudan’s Recurring Nightmare

    11/17/2011 5:00:55 AM PST · by bayouranger · 1 replies ^ | 11-15-11 | Faith J. H. McDonnell
    Sudan is a kind of diabolical Groundhog Day. In the film by that name, Phil Connors (Bill Murray) re-lives the same day over and over again until he learns the lessons needed to change his life and save the lives of others. In Sudan today, people of the Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile State are re-living the horrific nightmare from which they thought they had finally awakened after the signing of Sudan’s 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement. But in this case, it is the United States government that has failed to learn the lessons needed to change conditions and save the...
  • Iraq's Christians Near Extinction

    12/22/2011 8:14:39 AM PST · by bayouranger · 10 replies ^ | 12-21-11 | Raymond Ibrahim
    A recent Fox News report tells of how "a rash of attacks on Christian-owned businesses in northern Iraq has raised troubling questions about the future safety of the country's shrinking Christian community, particularly as U.S. forces withdraw completely from the nation they've refereed since 2003." In fact, "questions about the future safety of the country's shrinking Christian community" have been raised ever since the U.S. toppled secular strongman Saddam Hussein, thereby unloosing the forces of jihad previously corked. The report continues: The attacks, which have received little international attention, raged through northern cities following a sermon last Friday by a...
  • Op-Ed: Muslims Drive out Christians from PA Territories

    12/18/2011 5:05:28 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/12/11 | Manfred Gerstenfeld
    Interview Series: International human rights lawyerJustus Reid Weiner: "They flee to almost any country that will issue them a visa." "The disputed territories of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip have been administered by the Palestinian Authority (PA) and in more recent years, in part, by Hamas. Under these regimes, the resident Christian Arabs have been victims of frequent human rights abuses including intimidation, beatings, land theft, firebombing of churches and other Christian institutions, denial of employment, economic boycott, torture, kidnapping, forced marriage, sexual harassment, and extortion. "Muslims who have converted to Christianity are the ones in the greatest...
  • Vatican Cardinal Burke: ‘We’re well on the way’ to Christian persecution in the U.S.

    11/28/2011 8:49:17 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 93 replies · 1+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 11-28-11 | John-Henry Westen
    VATICAN, November 28, 2011 ( – One of the highest ranking cardinals in the Vatican has said that the United States is “well on the way” to the persecution of Christians. Cardinal Raymond Burke Cardinal Raymond Burke, former Archbishop of St. Louis and now the head of the Vatican’s highest court, told Catholic News Agency that he could envision a time when the Catholic Church in the U.S., “even by announcing her own teaching,” is accused of “engaging in illegal activity, for instance, in its teaching on human sexuality.” Asked if the cardinal could even see American Catholics being arrested...
  • Christian mother 'forced out of Heathrow job after hate campaign by Muslim fundamentalists'

    11/28/2011 10:03:40 AM PST · by bayouranger · 13 replies ^ | 11-27-11 | Craig Mackenzie
    A worker who claims she was the victim of a race-hate campaign by fundamentalist Muslims because of her Christian beliefs has launched a landmark case against her former employers. Nouhad Halawi, a saleswoman at Heathrow Airport's World Duty Free shop, said she and other Christian staff were systematically harassed by Muslims. She alleged the intimidation included: # I was told I would go to hell, claims worker # 'Muslims made fun of colleague wearing crosses' # Lost job after speaking out about 'extremist' bullying # Bullying a friend at the airport for wearing crosses. # Muslims telling her she would...
  • Muslim Persecution of Christians: October, 2011 "The World Remains Silent;

    11/28/2011 8:01:54 AM PST · by bayouranger · 10 replies
    Hudson New York ^ | 11-17-11 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Egypt's Maspero massacre—where the military killed dozens of Christians protesting the destruction of their churches—dominates October's persecution headlines. Facts and details concerning the military's "crimes against humanity" are documented in this report, and include videos of armored-vehicles running over civilians, a catalog of lies and deceitful tactics employed by Egypt's rulers and state media, and other matters overlooked by the West. More damning evidence continues to emerge: not only did Egypt's military plan to massacre Christians to teach them a "lesson" never to protest again, but "death squads" were deployed up buildings the night before to snipe at protesters. Instead...