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  • Boko Haram Islamikaze Car Bomb Kills 38 Christians Outside Easter Service in Kaduna, Nigeria

    04/08/2012 1:48:33 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 26 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 8 April 12 | Unattributed
    Another Christian Holy Day and another murderous attack by Jihadists in Nigeria. This time 38 Christian worshippers were killed by a vehicle-born explosive device driven into a crowded area near an Easter worship service in the Nigerian city of Kaduna.
  • The Passover-Easter Sellout (Oliver North)

    04/05/2012 6:16:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 6, 2012 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — Passover and Easter — intrinsically linked in the Jewish and Christian traditions — are being celebrated this weekend. For observant Jews, Passover commemorates the Hebrews' liberation from slavery under Egypt's Pharaoh. For faithful Christians, Easter is a celebration of Jesus' resurrection from the grave and the fulfillment of a new covenant between God and man. Biblical passages in Exodus 12, Matthew 28, Mark 16, Luke 24 and John 20 describe these historical events and the reasons for festivities among people of faith. But this year, these holidays are a time of extraordinary anxiety for Christians and Jews...
  • Knights of Pride’ wanted to turn France into Islamic Caliphate

    03/23/2012 3:41:29 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 26 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | 22 March 2012 | Daniel Siryoti and Eli Leon
    Mohammed Merah belonged to extreme Salafi group that works to topple French democracy • Group’s website shut down with homepage reading: “Due to great pressures brought upon us, we have dismantled the Forsane al-Izza movement.” Mohammed Merah, the confessed murderer of three children and a rabbi at a Toulouse Jewish school this week, was not a lone wolf, and on Wednesday the testimonies poured in about his involvement with a Salafi (extreme strand of Sunni Islam) group named Forsane al-Izza (FA). The “Knights of Pride”- as the group’s name means in English - was founded in France about a year...
  • Pastor Sentenced to Three Years in Bhutan Prison

    03/22/2012 4:32:29 PM PDT · by wmfights · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Gospel For Asia ^ | March 17, 2012
    The Bhutan High Court sentenced Gospel for Asia-supported missionary *Ugyen Tashi to three years in prison for “attempting to promote civil unrest” for showing a film about Jesus. On May 21st, carrying a generator and a projector, Ugyen walked for two days into interior villages of Bhutan with a single purpose—to give people a chance to learn about Jesus. But when one of the village chiefs learned of the movie’s content, he informed the chief of his district, who then called the police to arrest Ugyen. Investigations and Questionings The days following the arrest were a whirlwind of investigations, questionings,...
  • Deadly serious request to Holy Souls Hermitage readers (Catholic Caucus)

    03/21/2012 6:51:03 AM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Holy Souls Hermitage ^ | March 20, 2012 | Father George David Byers, S.S.L., S.T.D.
    Preface to this post - The following was brought to my attention by a fellow freeper who also maintains a blog. He provides the following background information on the author. This priest is a "hermit" who is incardinated in the Diocese of Charlotte, NC. He was Chaplain in Lourdes for a time, and is an exorcist. He was ordained in Rome. He has posted a 30-odd series on exorcism and says the Traditional Latin Mass each day. He prays for priests and bishops each day in his daily Mass. After reading through the following text, I visited the blog of...
  • American killed in Yemen 'highly respected' Islam

    03/19/2012 6:01:01 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 11 replies
    msnbc.com ^ | March 19, 2012
    The employers of an American man killed while working in Yemen said in a statement Monday that he “highly respected” Islam, after a group tied to al-Qaida claimed it had executed him because of his “Christian proselytizing.” Joel Shrum, a teacher at the International Training Development Center, was shot dead Sunday in the city of Taiz where he worked. A group linked to al-Qaida, Ansar al-Sharia (Partisans of Islamic Law), claimed responsibility. "This operation comes as a response to the campaign of Christian proselytizing that the West has launched against Muslims," an unidentified person said in a text message to...
  • 'Gay-affirming' churches harming homosexuals, says Christian therapist hit with undercover sting

    03/14/2012 11:31:05 AM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    VirtueOnline ^ | March 9, 2012 | Hilary White
    Churches and psychological professional associations are harming people suffering from unwanted same-sex attraction, both spiritually and medically, by their acceptance of the "gay-affirming" ideology pushed by the homosexualist lobby, a Christian psychotherapist told LifeSiteNews.com in an interview today.Lesley Pilkington, a psychotherapist in the UK who was famously the subject of an undercover" sting" by a homosexual activist and journalist, said that there is a "huge gap" in public perception of homosexuality that has been created by a lack of balance in media representation and by the failure of churches to clearly articulate their objections. Pilkington is currently facing professional discipline...
  • Purim for Catholics

    03/07/2012 12:45:30 PM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 6 replies
    Seraphic Secret ^ | 3/7/'12 | Robert J. Avrech
    Governments will always seek to consolidate ever greater chunks of power. That is the nature of government as it is the nature of man. Jews and non-Jews must always be on guard against those who seek to curtail freedom in the name of allegedly free stuff—higher and ever higher taxes is the price for government entitelements. Seraphic Secret strongly urges our friends in the Catholic community—actually, all our non-Jewish friends—to read The Book of Esther. Because at this very moment President Obama is asserting that Catholics are different. And you are. You believe in a power higher than Obama.
  • The Coming Persecution (a priest's projection on what is to come if Obama re-elected)

    03/03/2012 12:03:05 PM PST · by NYer · 40 replies
    Standing on my head ^ | March 2, 2012 | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    So much talk amongst right wing Catholics of the erosion of religious liberty, the collapse of all things and the coming persecution. Talk of government detention centers and priests being shot like Bl. Miguel Pro. I don't think they get it. That's not what it will be like. America is different. We're into image big time. We thought the Soviets were into brainwashing and propaganda. We put them in the shade. America is all about healthy, lusty, good looking guys and gals who are clean cut, successful and smiling. We're into the good life. We're into being good and...
  • Joe O’Connor: Arrest over daughter’s gun sketch a case of vigilance and too much zeal(Canada)

    02/25/2012 6:51:37 PM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies · 1+ views
    nationalpost.com ^ | 24 February, 2012 | Joe O'Connor
    Give a kid a box of crayons and a piece of paper and they are going to draw all sorts of things. Flowers, rainbows, horses, fire trucks, daisies, dogs and cats and Mommies and Daddies, mostly rendered in erratic scribbles, especially if the artist is four-years-old and in kindergarten, like Jessie Sansone’s daughter, Neaveh. Neaveh, a student at Forest Hills public school in Kitchener, Ont., drew a picture of her Daddy in class this week. Daddy was holding a gun. Upon seeing it, the teacher began asking questions, triggering an avalanche of unfortunate events that saw a triumph of procedure...
  • Rev. Franklin Graham: Obama Helps Islamists, Ignores Christian Persecution

    02/21/2012 10:43:29 AM PST · by Resettozero · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | 2/21/12 | Newsmax
    Reverend Franklin Graham says President Obama has “given Islam a pass,” including ignoring atrocities against Christians in the Muslim world — so much so that the evangelist says he cannot “categorically” say Obama is not a Muslim. In a stunning interview with MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Tuesday, the renowned Christian leader and son of Billy Graham expressed shock that President Obama was doing little to protect Christians across the Muslim world against a wave of persecution. MSNBC’s liberal hosts were flummoxed by Graham’s strong rebuke of Obama, and queried if Graham believed the president to be a Christian.
  • After surviving sectarian mob, Egyptian Christians expelled from village

    02/17/2012 7:28:45 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 4 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 2/27/2012 | Kristen Chick
    Ten-year-old Romany sits in the same room where his family huddled together nearly three weeks ago, afraid for their lives, as a violent mob attacked their house. His family had fled to this room on the top floor, where pictures of Jesus and Coptic saints hang on bare cement walls. His parents dragged heavy furniture to the door, barricading it as they heard people try to break in below. The mob was throwing rocks at the windows, and he heard gunfire, says Romany. They were cursing Christians. "We kept praying that G0d would be with us," says the fourth-grader. "And...
  • Syria: “Revolution” Becoming More Islamic

    02/16/2012 9:31:52 AM PST · by bayouranger · 15 replies · 1+ views
    PI-NEWS.com ^ | 15FEB12 | Posted by byzanz
    This information is, of course, kept silent from us by the “correct” mass media: In Syria, things are going, as anywhere else in the Arab “Spring,” according to the seizure of power by political Islam. As the “Catholic Magazine for Church and Culture” reports, persecution of Christians in Syria are on a massive increase. Behind the so-appearing “freedom” battle is hiding a religious conflict: “Islamistic” Sunnis have Christians and Alevits in the crosshairs. 80 percent of Christians have already fled from Muslim and mixed neighborhoods. Update: Al-Qaeda is joining in the battle in Syria against the “anti-islamic” regime! (By Michael...
  • Baptist Leader: If Obama Mandate isn't changed, Christians will go to jail.

    02/10/2012 7:05:58 AM PST · by no dems · 41 replies
    LiteSiteNews ^ | February 8, 2012 | Ben Johnson
    NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, February 8, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) — One of the most influential evangelical leaders in the United States says Christians should go to jail rather than comply with the Obama administration’s mandate to provide all contraception, including abortion-inducing drugs, in their health care plans. Dr. Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), told LifeSiteNews.com "we will not comply" with the Dept. of Health and Human Services’ mandate requiring religious institutions to cover abortifacient products such as Plan B, Ella, and the IUD. "We want the law changed, or else we’re going to write...
  • Southern Baptist leader: If Obama mandate isn’t changed, Christians will go to jail

    NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, February 8, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – One of the most influential evangelical leaders in the United States says Christians should go to jail rather than comply with the Obama administration’s mandate to provide all contraception, including abortion-inducing drugs, in their health care plans. Dr. Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), told LifeSiteNews.com “we will not comply” with the Dept. of Health and Human Services’ mandate requiring religious institutions to cover abortifacient products such as Plan B, Ella, and the IUD. “We want the law changed, or else we’re going to write...
  • Global Persecution of Christians (The ugly truth the West should stop ignoring)

    02/09/2012 7:01:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/09/2012 | Conrad Black
    Perhaps the gravest under-publicized atrocity in the world is the persecution of Christians. A comprehensive Pew Forum study last year found that Christians are persecuted in 131 countries containing 70 percent of the world’s population, out of 197 countries in the world (if Palestine, Taiwan, South Sudan, and the Vatican are included). Best estimates are that about 200 million Christians are in communities where they are persecuted. There is not the slightest question of the scale and barbarity of this persecution, and a little of it is adequately publicized. But this highlights the second half of the atrocity: the passivity...
  • Catholic League Poised To Go To War With Obama Over Mandatory Birth Control Payments

    02/07/2012 4:09:58 AM PST · by 1010RD · 65 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 6, 2012 11:00 PM
    Catholic leaders upped the ante Monday, threatening to challenge the Obama administration over a provision of the new health care law that would require all employers, including religious institutions, to pay for birth control. As CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer reports, it could affect the presidential elections. Catholic leaders are furious and determined to harness the voting power of the nation’s 70 million Catholic voters to stop a provision of President Barack Obama’s new heath car reform bill that will force Catholic schools, hospitals and charities to buy birth control pills, abortion-producing drugs and sterilization coverage for their employees. “Never before,...
  • 2 Texas missionaries murdered in north Mexico

    02/03/2012 7:17:54 PM PST · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2-3-12
    A couple from Texas who moved to a violence-plagued area of northern Mexico to run a Baptist church were found murdered on Tuesday in their ransacked home, relatives said. John and Wanda Casias, originally from Amarillo, Texas, moved to an area outside of Monterrey, Mexico, in the late 1970s or early 1980s to make it their home. Valerie Alirez, the eldest child of John Casias, said one of her brothers found her father and stepmother dead on Tuesday in their home in Santiago, Nuevo Leon. John Casias, 76, was a Baptist preacher and the couple ran the First Fundamentalist Independent...
  • Amarillo missionary couple found slain south of Monterrey

    02/01/2012 4:05:41 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 9 replies
    KGBT ^ | 02/01/2012
    MEXICO CITY -- The U.S. Embassy in Mexico says two Americans have been slain outside the northern industrial city of Monterrey, an area plagued by drug violence. It identifies them as John and Wanda Casias. The embassy says the former Amarillo, Texas, couple's family has been notified and it is providing relatives consular services. The embassy hasn't confirmed reports that the killing happened Tuesday. Its statement provides no other details. Valerie Alirez in Greeley, Colo., is John Casias' eldest child. She says he and his wife were found dead Tuesday in Santiago, Nuevo Leon, by one of her brothers.
  • Lincoln bishop: prepare for 'suffering' under HHS mandate

    01/31/2012 4:59:07 PM PST · by The Shrew · 138 replies · 1+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | January 26, 2012 | The Most Reverend Fabian W. Bruskewitz
    Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz of LincolnLincoln, Neb., Jan 30, 2012 / 06:14 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholics may have to suffer for the integrity of their institutions, Bishop Fabian W. Bruskewitz of Lincoln, Nebraska announced in his response to the Obama administration's contraception mandate. “We cannot and will not comply with this unjust decree. Like the martyrs of old, we must be prepared to accept suffering which could include heavy fines and imprisonment,” Bishop Bruskewitz wrote in a letter he ordered to be read at every Sunday Mass in his diocese on Jan. 29. “Our American religious liberty is in grave jeopardy,”...