Keyword: persecution

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Saudi Arabia cracks down on Christians. Will the United States speak up?

    09/15/2014 5:28:34 PM PDT · by xzins · 58 replies
    Red State ^ | September 15th, 2014 | Jake (Diary
    The situation for Christians in the Middle East continues to get worse, but this time, it isn’t at the hands of a terrorist group or band of rebels. It’s from one of our supposed allies in the region: Saudi Arabia. As Fox News reports, this past Friday (September 12th), agents from the country’s Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice rounded up 28 Christians at the home of an Indian national in the city of Khafji, and several Bibles were confiscated as well.. Their condition and whereabouts are currently unknown. As Nina Shea of the Hudson Institute...
  • Cal State No Longer Recognizing Christian Groups

    09/09/2014 6:32:05 AM PDT · by xzins · 80 replies
    CBN ^ | September 09, 2014
    A new policy put in place by Cal State University could cost InterVarsity and other Christian groups up to $460,000 to meet on campus because they cannot change their leadership requirements to include any student. "No campus shall recognize any fraternity, sorority, living group, honor society, or other student organization unless its membership and leadership are open to all currently enrolled students at that campus," the policy states. The rule requires leadership positions to be open to any student, regardless of whether they hold the same beliefs as the Club. The policy went into effect in 2012 but up until...
  • Pope to Iraqi Christians: You are church's heart

    09/03/2014 7:23:54 AM PDT · by xzins · 13 replies
    CNS ^ | September 3, 2014 | AP
    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has sought to encourage Iraq's beleaguered Christians under threat from Islamic militants, saying they are the "heart" of the church and that the church is proud of them. In comments translated into Arabic during his weekly Wednesday general audience, Francis said the Catholic Church is like a mother, and like any mother will "defend her defenseless and persecuted children." Francis has said it was legitimate to use force to stop the militants..."The church suffers with you and is proud of you."
  • World Jewish Congress stands up for persecuted Christians

    09/01/2014 1:10:35 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 4 replies
    Spero News ^ | September 01, 2014 | Martin Barillas
    Reciting a list of assaults on Christians around the world, World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder told a large-scale gathering of Israel’s Christian allies that he would continue to speak out against the violence and oppression that is engulfing Christians, especially in the Middle East. Speaking in Budapest on June 15, Lauder said “I will speak out across the globe with world leaders and with ordinary citizens, and I will tell them that we will never tolerate any kind of anti-Christian threats, just as we will not tolerate anti-Semitism.” He was speaking at the Jerusalem Day Convention at the...
  • Never Again

    09/01/2014 11:07:47 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 9-1-14 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    How many times have we heard: “Never again”? (Or taken selfies at a concentration camp or Holocaust museum with those words?) How often have we quoted: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing”? And yet: Do we do nothing? What do we actually say in the face of evil? “I don’t want to have on my conscience that I was complicit in something as horrendous as this simply by being quiet,” is how Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the archbishop of Washington, D.C., reflected on the persecution being conducted against Christians and other...
  • Court Rules Against Christians in Arab Festival Case (Christian Arabs: Qureshi, Rezkalla, Mayel)

    09/01/2014 10:05:14 AM PDT · by xzins · 27 replies
    CBN ^ | September 01, 2014
    A federal appeals court ruled against a group of Christian evangelists who were forced to leave an Arab-American street festival in Dearborn, Michigan, in 2012. Festival-goers threw rocks and water bottles at members of the Bible Believers group when they denounced Islam and called Mohammed a false prophet. In response, Wayne County authorities threatened to ticket the Christian group if they did not leave. On Wednesday, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals backed county authorities, ruling 2-1 that police were only trying to keep public order. "The video from the 2012 festival demonstrates that (evangelists') speech and conduct intended...
  • Islamic Hatred and Persecution of Christians Is Imported into European Refugee Centres

    08/17/2014 4:09:22 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 9 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 17 August 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Christians persecuted by Muslims in Islamic countries who think they are escaping their fate by fleeing discover that the same treatment awaits them in Europe, which after all has simply imported Islam's barbarism by opening its doors to large numbers of Muslims. The German daily newspaper Die Welt reports on the terrible exclusion and violence suffered by Christian refugees at the hands of Muslims in Germany's asylum centres. Germany is the second country in the world, after the US, for number of asylum applications received, with 13% of them last year, and the first in Europe, with 23.2% last...
  • Is the Pope Suggesting the Use of Force in Iraq?

    08/14/2014 3:34:35 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 12 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 14 August 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    The Vatican has found its voice. Pope Francis wrote a letter to Ban Ki-Moon, UN Secretary General, asking him to "do everything you can to stop the violence against Christians in Iraq". The letter, received by Ban Ki-Moon on 13 August, is the latest of the PopeÂ’s interventions to stop the persecution of Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq. He writes: It is with a heavy and anguished heart that I have been following the dramatic events of these past few days in Northern Iraq where Christians and other religious minorities have been forced to flee from their...
  • 7 Powerful Ways to Pray for Christians Suffering in the Middle East

    08/11/2014 1:29:32 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Churchpop ^ | August 12, 2014
    Beheadings. Crucifixions. Thousands of refugees.It can seem hopeless reading these news reports of violence and persecution of Christians in the Middle East from afar. Is there anything we can do?Yes, and fortunately it’s one of the most powerful: prayer.There are obviously many ways to pray, and any prayer made in the name of Jesus is powerful. This is just a list of prayers that may be particularly effective or relevant to this situation.Some of the things listed here may make more sense for Christians who are part of older, more liturgical traditions (Catholics, Orthodox, Anglicans, etc.). But even if these...
  • The Face of the Mosul Christians

    08/08/2014 2:55:20 PM PDT · by MNDude · 6 replies
    I was curious so I went to FaceBook.com and did a search for "people who live in Mosul Iraq" Hundreds of people who have their FaceBook accounts came up. This brought a whole new dimension of their suffering. They were no longer just bloody corpses that you see lying in the dust. They were no longer just some statistic that I'd hear about. Rather, you'd see they were just normal human beings living their lives, so similar to us. Here: lots of pictures of this brother and sister until 2014. Wonder if they are alive? https://www.facebook.com/sarmid.alshmani?fref=browse_search This one posts lots...
  • The Spirit Behind Anti-Semitism...Israel's future pt6

    And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered,...
  • Freed Persecuted Christian Meriam Ibrahim All Smiles, Husband in Tears Amid Warm Welcome in NH

    08/01/2014 8:09:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/01/2014 | Nicola Menzie
    Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese Orthodox Christian who was nearly executed for her faith, was all smiles and her husband, Daniel Wani, in tears, when they and their two young children finally arrived home Thursday night — in Manchester, New Hampshire. Wani, who lives in the city along with his brother and extended family, was overcome by emotion upon encountering the celebratory welcome by members of the local Sudanese Evangelical Covenant Church. The Sudanese national reportedly shared "how happy he was that he and his family were on safe ground." The couple landed at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport just after 8...
  • Born-again Christian awarded €70,000 in discrimination case

    07/24/2014 12:37:37 PM PDT · by Objective Scrutator · 12 replies
    Irish Times ^ | July 21, 2014 | Dan Griffin
    A born-again Christian who was fired from South Tipperary County Council has been awarded €70,000 compensation after the Equality Tribunal found he was discriminated against over his religion. According to the council, John McAteer was dismissed after repeatedly failing to comply with senior staff members who told him to stop speaking about his faith to workers and members of the public during office hours. Mr McAteer said the tenets of his religion require him to speak to people about Jesus and share the Gospel with them. The complainant had been working as a civil engineer in the Clonmel Borough Council...
  • It's over ... Genocide has been accomplished

    07/19/2014 3:07:52 PM PDT · by NYer · 37 replies
    Rorate-caeli ^ | July 19, 2014
    [Cross removed this week from dome of Syriac Orthodox Cathedral, Mosul, Iraq] For two thousand years, our dearest brethren saw it all from Mosul: Romanized Greeks, Hellenized Persians, Hellenized Romans from all origins later called "Byzantines", Armenians, Arabs from the desert with a religion of the sword, Egyptians, Crusaders, Mongols, Turks, French and British, "Independence"... Then the clumsiest Empire in history, an Empire unwanted by most voters, unwarranted by the Republic's own Constitution, led by bellicose hawks motivated by God knows what, justifying their actions on untruths, arrived, upsetting a balance that was not the best, but was best...
  • Sebastian Gorka: Christian Holocaust Underway in Iraq, USA and World Look On

    07/20/2014 7:16:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Jul 2014 | Robert Wilde
    When U.S. troops invaded Iraq in 2003, there were at least 1.5 million Christians in Iraq. Over the last ten years, significantly in the last few months with the emergence of ISIS, that figure has dropped to about 400,000. In a region where Christians predate Muslims by centuries, over one million Christians have been killed or have had to flee because of jihadi persecution, while America is basically standing by and watching. This is the sad news that Breitbart’s National Security Editor and one of the world’s leading experts on asymmetric warfare, Dr. Sebastian Gorka, brought to Breitbart News Saturday,...
  • Christians in Imminent Danger Across the World Are Refused Refugee Status While Muslim

    07/19/2014 9:37:09 AM PDT · by Sheapdog · 10 replies
    Pamela Geller Atlus Shrugs ^ | Nov. 21, 2011 | Pamela Geller
    US policy regarding the UN picks who becomes US refugees. Christians are being refused refugee status and face persecution and many times certain death for their religious beliefs under the sharia, while whole Muslim communities are entering the US by the tens of thousands per month despite the fact that they face no religious persecution. It is horrifying that Afghan Christians are being refused refugee status by the UN and many Western nations, including Britain. The UN claims that Afghan Christians do not meet the criteria for refugees under Statute 6B of the UN High Commission of Refugees (UNHCR), which...
  • "Persecuted" Movie in Theaters July 18

    07/14/2014 6:19:17 PM PDT · by Maudeen · 7 replies
    http://www.persecutedmovie.com/trailer ^ | July 14, 2014 | Movie Trailer
    http://www.persecutedmovie.com/trailer
  • Homosexuals Destroy Israeli Messianic Business [in Israel!]

    07/12/2014 3:51:22 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 77 replies
    Israel Today ^ | June 27, 2014 | David Lazarus
    The Jerusalem District Court has ordered Moshav Yad Hashmonah, a community of Messianic Jews and Evangelical Christians, to pay compensation to two lesbians after it refused to host a same-sex wedding reception. "We knew we were breaking the law. Somebody needed to do it." says Ayelet Ronen, general secretary for the village. Judge Moshe Yoad Cohen upheld a lower court ruling that the Moshav violated a law prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation. During the trial, representatives of the Moshav quoted from both Old and New Testaments. "We do not hate homosexuals or lesbians. We love them. We simply told...
  • Salem ends Gordon College’s use of town hall Cites school’s policy on gays

    07/11/2014 12:22:36 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 18 replies
    boston globe ^ | July 10, 2014 | Matt Rocheleau
    Salem officials declared Wednesday they will end a contract allowing Gordon College to use the city-owned Old Town Hall because of the Christian school’s opposition to expected federal hiring protection for gays and lesbians. Mayor Kimberley Driscoll, who also cited the college’s longstanding policies prohibiting gay activities among students, said Gordon’s policies violate a city ordinance prohibiting Salem from contracting with entities that discriminate. But she said it would be “even more troubling” to have the city do business with “an institution that enables, and now advocates for, discrimination against the [lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender] community...” The college’s website...
  • Town Bans Christians From Using Publicly Funded Facilities!

    07/09/2014 9:04:58 AM PDT · by PeteePie · 28 replies
    Mad World ^ | July 4, 2014 | Brandon Walker
    A town has banned Christians from using publicly funded facilities. When people talk about Christian persecution, most people picture the Middle East, Asia, or Africa. Most people don’t expect something as shocking as this right in the Northern Hemisphere. Most people think of British Colombia as a beautiful place to vacation. I must admit, I spent some time there myself when I lived in the North East. Nobody would expect the tourist rich town of Nanaimo to pull a stunt like this, so full of hatred and arrogance. Just days before a Christian Convention was to be hosted at this...
  • Putin Crushes Internet Expression

    07/08/2014 8:30:04 AM PDT · by No One Special · 12 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | July 8, 2014 | Kim Zigfeld
    <p>Back in the days when Vladimir Putin was first launching his crackdown on Russian mainstream media, killing and arresting reporters and publishers and seizing or shutting down publications, the Russia apologists rationalized his actions by claiming that the Russian Internet was free and always would be, and would counter any state propaganda.  It’s now clear that these statements were made simply ruse to induce the defenders of free speech to drop their guard and allow Putin to take over mainstream media unchallenged. It worked like a charm. And now we can clearly see how utterly false these statements were as Putin systematically exterminates the Runet.</p>
  • Sudan 'apostasy' woman takes refuge in US Embassy, (Meriam Ibrahim)

    06/27/2014 3:31:23 PM PDT · by wtd · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | June 27, 2014 | Reeta Chakrabarti
    A Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death for renouncing Islam has been freed from detention for a second time. Meriam Ibrahim has now sought sanctuary at the American embassy in the capital Khartoum. Speaking exclusively to the BBC she thanked the Sudanese people for standing by her.
  • Court stops Australian funding of school chaplains

    06/25/2014 3:57:50 PM PDT · by Objective Scrutator · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 6/19/2014 | Rod McGuirk
    An Australian atheist campaigning to keep religion out of the education system won his second victory Thursday when the nation's highest court ruled that it is unconstitutional for the federal government to fund a program that provides chaplains to schools. Ron Williams began his legal battle against the multimillion-dollar program after his 6-year-old son came home from Darling Heights State School in Toowoomba city in Queensland state singing gospel songs in 2010. Williams won in 2012 when the High Court ruled that the government had exceeded its constitutional powers by funding the program, which began in around 2,700 schools five...
  • Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim Released from Custody after Being Arrested Yesterday

    06/25/2014 11:49:12 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 34 replies
    Breaking Christian News ^ | 6/25/2014 | Teresa Neumann
    Ibrahim and her family have reportedly been re-released after being arrested yesterday trying to flee Sudan. The US government is said to be actively involved in getting the family out of the country...
  • Sen Cruz on Sudanese Christian woman: "This isn't a partisan issue."

    06/25/2014 6:40:39 AM PDT · by Fali_G · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | 06/25/2014 | Fox News
    Reacting to news of Sudan re-arresting Meriam Ibrahim, the young mother who was sentenced to death for converting to Christianity, Sen Ted Cruz tells Fox News "This isn't a partisan issue"
  • New Charges for Sudanese Christian woman after she was re-arrested

    06/24/2014 8:43:40 PM PDT · by Fali_G · 13 replies
    Mid East Faces ^ | 06/24/2014 | Lisa Daftari
    The Christian Sudanese woman released from prison and then re-arrested at Khartoum airport Tuesday has now been charged with fraud and banned from leaving the country, according to authorities. Meriam Ibrahim, who has been held in a Sudanese prison with her son since February, was freed of her death sentence for practicing her Christian faith, after international groups and government officials put pressure on the Sudanese government. Ibrahim gave birth to a baby girl while in prison. Ibrahim was then re-arrested at the airport with her husband and two children. Now, new charges are being brought against her for allegedly...
  • Are We Still One Nation Under God?

    06/24/2014 12:58:56 PM PDT · by Objective Scrutator · 18 replies
    Eagle Forum Blog ^ | 6/18/14 | Phyllis Schlafly
    It certainly was a shock when the president of Russia lectured Americans that we are “becoming godless.” In his last “state of the nation” speech, Vladimir Putin told Russia that the United States was moving away from Christian values. Back in the 1980’s, Ronald Reagan was making similar comments about Russia! So is the United States still one nation under God? In a recent article, Dr. Ben Carson says yes. Americans still live in a culture that operates under many of Christianity’s basic assumptions about life. But with increasing numbers of Americans becoming reluctant to mention God in public, we...
  • Sudanese woman, Meriam Ibrahim, RE-ARRESTED

    06/24/2014 8:07:05 AM PDT · by Fali_G · 12 replies
    Mid East Faces ^ | 06/24/2014 | Lisa Daftari
    The Sudanese woman sentenced to death for her Christian faith and released from prison yesterday was arrested with her family at Khartoum airport, according to sources. Meriam Ibrahim was arrested in February and gave birth to a baby girl while in custody. She was sentenced to death for apostasy, or renouncing Islam. Ibrahim was arrested today together with her two children and husband, Daniel Wani, an American citizen.
  • Finally! Republicans Get Their Own Carlos Danger In Arizona Schools Boss John Huppenthal

    06/23/2014 6:34:39 PM PDT · by Objective Scrutator · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/22/14 | Eric Owens
    Arizona schools superintendent John Huppenthal admitted earlier this week that he has been posting anonymously on a number of political blogs using a handful of pseudonyms. Some of the postings attributed to Huppenthal, a Republican, are inflammatory and impolitic. He called food stamp recipients “lazy pigs,” for example, and equated Margaret Sanger’s promotion of abortion for poor black people to the extermination of Jewish people by the Nazis, reports The Arizona Republic. He also blamed Franklin Roosevelt’s policies during the Great Depression for the rise of Adolf Hitler in Germany and suggested that Obama’s policies are similar to Roosevelt’s.
  • ISIS to Iraqi Christians: 'Obey, Pay, or Leave'

    06/19/2014 1:24:47 PM PDT · by robowombat · 25 replies
    CBN News Middle East Bureau ^ | Thursday, June 19, 2014 | Chris Mitchell
    ISIS to Iraqi Christians: 'Obey, Pay, or Leave' By Chris Mitchell CBN News Middle East Bureau Chief Thursday, June 19, 2014 BARTILLA, Iraq -- Throughout its Iraq campaign, ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) has targeted Christians. Many fled to the relative safety of Kurdish Iraq, but most still fear the wrath of the world's most brutal jihadist group. Pastor Majeed, CBN News' guide, drove with us toward Nineveh where most of the country's besieged Christians have fled. It wasn't long until we went as far as the Kurdish army, called the Peshmerga, would allow us to go. "So...
  • How conservatives can be banned from using Microsoft services

    06/19/2014 6:34:27 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 23 replies
    I gave a cursory read to the Code of Conduct in the updated Microsoft Services Agreement, which, among other things, states under Prohibited Uses states, You will not upload, post, transmit, transfer, distribute, or facilitate distribution of any content (including text, images, sound, video, data, information, or software) or otherwise use the service in a way that: ...Threatens...defames...degrades, victimizes, or intimidates an individual or group of individuals for any reason, including on the basis of age...sexual orientation, race or religion, or incites or encourages anyone else to do so. Obviously, this is purposely ambiguous and broad ("for any reason"!), but...
  • Where Do Mosul’s Christians Go Now? American Help Is Needed

    06/18/2014 3:33:42 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/18/2014 | Nina Shea
    Over two days last week, every one of Mosul’s thousands of Christians fled the Sunni Jihadi invasion and they are not going back. All their ancient and beautiful churches and monasteries there will remain closed, and a handful have already been desecrated. In effect, a targeted religious cleansing of Christians has taken place in Iraq’s second largest city and one known through much of the past 2,000 years as Nineveh, Iraq’s Christian center.ISIS jihadists, reportedly with support from a sizeable segment of Mosul’s overwhelmingly Sunni population, have declared the establishment of a caliphate under medieval sharia rules and the black...
  • Major rally for Franciscans of the Immaculate held in Rome

    06/16/2014 7:10:24 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    A Blog for Dallas Area Catholics ^ | June 16, 2014 | tantumblogo
    A significant rally in defense of the Franciscans of the Immaculate was held in Rome over the weekend. The effort was basically an appeal by the laity formerly attached to the FIs (their association being terminated by the direct order of the apostolic overseer Fr. Volpi) to Pope Francis to have mercy on the Immaculates and stop the severe intervention in the order, which many insiders report as dying as a result of the draconian actions taken against both the male and female sides over the past year. The rally was attended by hundreds (it could have been more, but...
  • Why didn’t Pres. Obama negotiate to free the American pastor held in Iran?

    06/07/2014 9:31:28 PM PDT · by Fali_G · 11 replies
    Mid East Faces ^ | 6/8/2014 | Lisa Daftari
    The facts just don’t add up. Our President secretly negotiated a deal to free a man who appears to have deserted his country and put fellow servicemen in danger while there are innocent American citizens being held in Iran, North Korea and Mexico. Why Bergdahl? Lawmakers and human rights groups have called out for the release of Pastor Saeed Abedini, the 34-year-old from Boise, Idaho, who left behind his wife, Naghmeh, and two young children to go back to his homeland on a mission to build a family orphanage. Abedini, who had traveled to Iran many times before, was pulled...
  • ASIA/LAOS – A Christian arrested and mocked by the police because refuses to renounce his faith

    06/03/2014 7:01:30 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Agenzia Fides ^ | 6/2/2014
    Savannakhet - Five security officers in the village of Loynam, in Nong district in the province of Savannakhet, arrested a Christian man named Sort, they tied him to a pole and then they laughed and kept asking him to give up his Christian faith. The man, who did not give in, is still in prison in Nong. As Fides learns, a year ago, Sort, 40 years old, converted to Christianity, becoming the first Christian in the district of Nong, consisting of about 20 villages. Fearing the spread of Christianity "like a virus", on May 15 the police went to Sort’s...
  • Husband of Christian woman sentenced to death for faith says she won't convert (to Islam)

    05/25/2014 2:05:11 AM PDT · by Innovative · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 24, 2014 | FoxNews
    An American citizen whose pregnant wife has been sentenced to death in Sudan for refusing to renounce her Christian faith told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren Friday that his wife is staying strong in her convictions despite her ordeal. Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, 27, whose Christian husband Daniel Wani holds American citizenship, has been held in a Sudanese prison along with her 20-month old son for more than three months. Wani said on “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” that when his wife’s ordeal began he went to the U.S. embassy and tried to report the case. However, he said...
  • Religious groups fear broad Christian crackdown in China

    05/23/2014 10:10:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    China Aid ^ | 05/23/2014 | Grace Ng ,The Straits Times/Asia News Network
    Following the demolition of one of the largest churches in an eastern Chinese city dubbed “China's Jerusalem,” the local authorities have reportedly widened a campaign to tear down or modify at least nine others while detaining several church members. The actions are raising concerns that they could mark a wider crackdown on Christianity and other organized religions. At least four churches in the coastal province of Zhejiang were razed in the past two weeks, reported the British newspaper The Telegraph on Monday. This comes in the wake of the bulldozing of the eight-storey Sanjiang Church on April 28 in Zhejiang's...
  • Our World of Persecution and Intolerance

    05/21/2014 12:58:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | May 21, 2014 | Doug Bandow
    The 21st century is supposed to be a time of liberal enlightenment. But the reality looks very different. Instead of a world of mutual understanding and tolerance, people around the globe face spreading violence and human rights abuses. Religious persecution continues to rise. The latest report from the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom documents the worst manifestations of this attack on the most basic liberty of conscience. Now in its 15th year, the Commission reflected on the importance of religious freedom, which “means the right of all human beings to think as they please, believe or not believe...
  • India: The Church does not lose hope, even in light of right wing triumph [BJP Extremist Party]

    05/19/2014 2:20:20 PM PDT · by steve86 · 83 replies
    Vatican Insider ^ | 16-May-2014 | Paolo Affatato
    The majority party and its leader Narenda Modi have ridden the wave of religious fanaticism. Minorities are appealing to the legacy of democracy and pluralism India is officially in the hands of the Hindu right wing. The Catholic Church and other religious minorities are concerned but they are grinning and bearing it, grasping onto the old and deep-rooted legacy of democratic values and pluralism that characterizes the Indian nation. Their concerns stem from the contiguity of India’s leaders with groups of Hindu fanatics. This is the landscape that has been emerging in the Indian sub-continent since the official general election...
  • Pasadena's Eric Walsh loses Georgia job offer after controversial [antihomosexual] sermons

    05/17/2014 7:34:36 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 24 replies
    LA times ^ | May 8, 2014 | Frank Shyong
    Georgia health officials on Friday retracted a job offer made to Pasadena's former public health director, who had come under fire for controversial remarks he made on homosexuality and evolution. Dr. Eric Walsh, a Seventh-day Adventist preacher, interviewed for the position about two weeks ago and had received an offer letter with a start date of mid-June. But Walsh never mentioned that he had recently been placed on leave from his job in Pasadena because of controversial sermons he gave on homosexuality and evolution, Georgia officials said. The sermons were discovered during a background check that happens as the last...
  • Pregnant woman to be flogged, hanged for marrying Christian

    05/16/2014 7:23:18 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 25 replies
    Ny Post ^ | 5/16/14 | NY Post
    Pregnant woman to be flogged, hanged for marrying Christian By Post Wire Report May 15, 2014 | 9:19am KHARTOUM, Sudan — A Sudanese woman doctor who married a Christian man and who was convicted earlier this week on charges of “apostasy” was sentenced to death on Thursday, judicial officials said. According to the Sudanese officials, 26-year-old Meriam Ibrahim, whose father was Muslim, was convicted on Sunday and given four days to repent and escape death. She was sentenced after that grace period expired, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.
  • Pregnant Christian Woman in Sudan Sentenced to Death for Apostasy

    05/15/2014 6:15:39 AM PDT · by xzins · 21 replies
    NBC News ^ | 15 May | Alexander Smith
    A pregnant woman in Sudan was sentenced to death by hanging Thursday because she refused to renounce Christianity for Islam, a leading human rights group said, in a case that has drawn international condemnation. Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, who is eight months pregnant, was convicted under the Islamist-led government on charges of apostasy - the crime of abandoning or criticizing Islam - which is punishable by death in several Muslim-majority countries. The U.S., Canada and the U.K. have decried the verdict. Her lawyers told Amnesty International that religious clerics in court had asked the 27-year-old Thursday if she would recant her...
  • Climate Science Defector Forced to Resign by Alarmist 'Fatwa'

    05/14/2014 1:48:01 PM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 May, 2014 | James Delingpole
    Professor Lennart Bengtsson - the leading scientist who three weeks ago signalled his defection to the climate sceptic camp by joining the board of the Global Warming Policy Foundation - has now dramatically been forced to resign from his position. His views on the weakness of the "consensus" haven't changed. But as he admits in his resignation letter, he has been so badly bullied by his alarmist former colleagues that he is worried his health and career will suffer. Bengtsson's recruitment by the GWPF (the London-based think tank set up by former Chancellor Lord Lawson) represented a huge coup for...
  • Virginia Gun Owner Being Unfairly Prosecuted In NJ For Accidentally Bringing A Gun Into The State

    04/23/2014 8:17:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 75 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 21 April, 2014 | VCDL
    Virginia Gun Owner Being Unfairly Prosecuted In NJ For Accidentally Bringing A Gun Into The StateVirginia Citizens Defense League Covington VA --(Ammoland.com)- A Virginia CHP holder, Guy Ackerman, inadvertently brought a handgun with him into NJ.He discovered the gun in his car and rather than leave it in there with valet parking, he took the unloaded revolver to his room and locked it in the room safe. The valet had noticed the gun when it was in the car and told the police, who arrested Guy and charged him with unlawful weapon possession – a felony in NJ.The prosecutor is refusing...
  • Liberal Dem Prosecutor Continues 15 Yr. Battle with Gun Range Owner for Telling the Truth

    04/22/2014 3:57:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | April 22, 2014 | Dave Jolly
    In 1999, Kitsap County Prosecuting Attorney Russ Hauge, a Democrat, was prosecuting a legal gun owner for using his gun to defend himself.  Hauge was also a guest instructor on gun laws at the Kitsap Rifle & Revolver Club in Bremerton, Washington.  The gun owner was found innocent of all charges and that did not set well with Hauge who took up two class periods lecturing the students about the case.Hearing what Hauge was saying about the case and gun rights, Marcus Carter, Executive Officer for the gun range, knew that the students did not get the full story.  The...
  • Gov. Palin: Thank you, Jake Tapper, for covering this shocking story

    04/17/2014 8:03:15 PM PDT · by Bratch · 30 replies
    US for Palin ^ | April 17, 2014 | Sarah Palin
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin today posted this Status Update on Facebook: Liked Sarah Palin Politician · 4,124,012 Likes · 57 mins · Edited ·  Thank you, Jake Tapper, for covering this shocking story about anti-Semitic propaganda distributed by pro-Russian militants in Ukraine demanding Jews “register” their religion and property. Our U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine confirmed the story. The rest of the media must pursue this story and demand answers from the Obama administration as to what our President’s intention now is in light of this atrocious development that harkens back to frightening times for Jews.Our government’s priorities are so skewed. The Middle East is...
  • Jihadists are embarking on ‘Final Solution’ in Middle East

    04/10/2014 4:32:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 4/10/2014 | Lord David Alton
    This is the text of a speech given by Lord Alton of Liverpool at a Vigil for Syria held at Farm Street Jesuit Church on Tuesday, just a day after the murder of Fr van der Lugt in Homs. In a talk at the beginning of Lent at Brentwood Cathedral I cited the heroic and faithful work of a 75-ear-old Dutch Jesuit, Fr.Franz van der Lugt who, in the face of extraordinary danger and acute suffering, refused to desert the suffering people of Homs.Father Frans van der Lugt was born on April 10, 1938 in the Netherlands and entered the Society...
  • The Left's Evolving Hierarchy of Rights

    04/05/2014 2:23:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 5, 2014 | Paul Kengor
    Unless you’ve been sleeping under a rock, you’ve noticed the growing clash between religious freedom and issues like same-sex marriage and forced funding of abortion. Last week, the Supreme Court heard a landmark case on whether the federal government can compel a business to fund abortion drugs in defiance of the religious beliefs of the business owner. It’s merely one such case amid a flurry of lawsuits that even includes the Little Sisters of the Poor. Or, consider these situations involving gay marriage: In Oregon, a couple that owns a bakery, the Kleins, are being sued and called before the...
  • Jerk of the Week - Gay Marriage Activists

    04/05/2014 11:14:12 AM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 10 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | April 5, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    Liberals are always spouting that they practice tolerance and that mean old conservatives are all bigots who would round up undesirables into internment camps if given half a chance. We know that such views are nonsense, and that progressive liberals prove themselves on a daily basis to be festering mounds of hate and anger. If there's one thing I despise, it's rank hypocrisy and many of our Jerk of the Week winners are guilty of practicing it. Our winner this week is also guilty of this charge and they're becoming increasingly emboldened. Their actions have hit the internet this week...
  • Turkey’s New Jihad on Christian Armenians

    03/27/2014 4:04:25 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 3/27/2014 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Far from being repentant of the Armenian Genocide, Turkey, under the leadership of Prime Minister Erdogan, is again targeting Armenians; is again causing their death and dislocation.In the early morning hours of March 21, al-Qaeda linked Islamic jihadis crossed into Syrian territory from the Turkish border and launched a jihad on the Christian/Armenian town of Kessab. Among other thing, “Snipers targeted the civilian population and launched mortar attacks on the town and the surrounding villages.”  Reportedly eighty people were killed. The jihadis later made a video touring the devastated town; no translation is needed, as the main phrase shouted throughout is...