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  • Mailing Bibles and Religious Literature Banned [China]

    04/07/2019 7:10:34 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Bitter Winter ^ | 4/1/19 | Xin Lu
    Chinese government threatens mail couriers with hefty fines for circulation of any religious materials, as the goal is to eradicate them completely.In China, the sale of Bibles has been prohibited, and now it’s not permitted for people to mail them, too. One house church preacher in northern China’s Henan Province told Bitter Winter that in March of this year, he wanted to send a copy of the Bible to his nephew via YTO Express, but one of the company’s employees refused, citing government law prohibiting it. “It isn’t only us. Other courier companies can’t deliver them either,” the employee said....
  • Trump signed Bibles. Heresy? Many religious leaders say no

    03/10/2019 8:12:42 AM PDT · by HarleyD · 65 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3/10/2019 | Unknown
    <p>President Donald Trump was just doing what he could to raise spirits when he signed Bibles at an Alabama church for survivors of a tornado outbreak, many religious leaders say, though some are offended and others say he could have handled it differently.</p>
  • Sudan Releases Shipment of Bibles Held in Port for Six Years

    10/06/2018 5:19:10 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    The Sudanese government has cleared a shipment of Bibles believed to have been held in Port Sudan for six years. The Arabic-language Bibles were released two weeks ago and transported to the capital, Khartoum, after years of appeals by church leaders, a local source told World Watch Monitor. “Since 2011, government customs officials have delayed the clearing of several shipments of Arabic Bibles via Port Sudan, without explanation,” the source said, adding that it had left Bibles decaying in shipping containers at the port while the approximate 2 million Christians in the country were facing a serious shortage of Bibles...
  • Developing: California Pushes Bill That Appears To Ban Sale of Bibles

    04/22/2018 9:46:40 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 106 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | April 19, 2018 at 6:06pm | Randy DeSoto
    A new California pro-LGBTQ bill that would ban the sale or distribution of materials related to “conversion therapy” easily passed the state’s assembly on Thursday.CBS News affiliate KOVR reported the final tally was 50-14. Assembly Bill 2943 now heads to the Democrat-controlled Senate.The bill would make it an unlawful business practice to engage in any “transaction intended to result or that results in the sale or lease of goods or services to any consumer” aimed at “sexual orientation change efforts with an individual.” Goods would include any books or written materials, while services would encompass counseling individuals seeking to address same-sex...
  • Spread The Word: China’s War On Christianity Now Blocking Access To Bibles

    04/06/2018 1:02:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/06/2018 | Ed Morrissey
    If you’re in China and in need of a “baby-food bible,” or a “bible” on autoimmune disease, no problem. If you’re in need of God’s word … tough luck. China escalated its war on Christians by removing access to bibles in online stores, CNN reports today, as China’s leaders try claiming that they respect religious belief — as long as it comes under state control: The Bible appears to have been removed from online marketplaces in China, as Beijing clamps down on how its citizens practice religion.China has always controlled sales of the Bible, only allowing it to be...
  • Bibles pulled from online stores as China increases control of religion

    04/05/2018 7:08:28 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | April 5, 2018 | James Griffiths
    The Bible appears to have been removed from online marketplaces in China, as Beijing clamps down on how its citizens practice religion. China has always controlled sales of the Bible, only allowing it to be distributed and printed by state-sanctioned churches, but in recent years it had been available to buy online. That loophole now appears to be firmly closed. Searches for "Holy Bible" did not return results on JD.com, and results on Amazon.cn did not include the main text, but did include study guides and the Koran. On Taobao, China's biggest online marketplace, a search returned results for the...
  • Bibles pulled from China's online bookstores as Beijing releases white paper on religious policy

    04/04/2018 7:52:55 AM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 15 replies
    Radio Australia ^ | 4/4/18 | Christina Zhou, Vicky Xiuzhong Xu and Bang Xiao
    Bible also to be reinterpreted and retranslated - my note. The removal of bibles from Chinese online bookstores sparks complaints from frustrated Christians on social media as China releases a white paper on protecting freedom of religious belief... Yesterday Chinese officials announced Beijing "has always made real efforts towards" establishing Vatican relations during a press conference to release a white paper which coincidentally outlined how religious beliefs and freedoms are protected under the country's socialist systems. The white paper — titled China's Policies and Practices on Protecting Freedom of Religious Belief — said Chinese religious communities "should adhere to the...
  • Why aren't there Bibles in the pews (in Catholic Churches)?

    09/01/2017 1:40:56 PM PDT · by NYer · 176 replies
    OSV ^ | August 30, 2017 | D.D. Emmons
    Liturgy of the Word The first part of the Catholic Mass is known as the Liturgy of the Word. It consists of the congregation listening to the word of God. The word “liturgy” means the rites and ceremonies of the Mass. During the Mass, trained parishioners called lectors read aloud two Scripture passages to the congregation; typically one from the Old Testament and one from the New Testament. In between the readings, a psalm is sung or read. The readings are all found in the Bible, but the lectors read from a book known as the lectionary. This book...
  • More Hotels Are Checking Out of The Bible Business

    12/04/2016 9:48:51 AM PST · by Steelfish · 51 replies
    LA Times ^ | December 4, 2016
    More Hotels Are Checking Out of The Bible Business Moxy Berlin Hotel opening party The Moxy Berlin Hotel opened in October. Marriott International has recently decided that no religious materials should be offered at Moxy and Edition hotels, two of its newest millennial-oriented hotel brands. When the ultra-hip Moxy Hotel opens in San Diego next year, the rooms will be stocked with the usual amenities — an alarm clock, hair dryer, writing desk and flat-screen TV. But you won’t find a Bible in the bedside nightstand. Marriott International, the world’s largest hotel company, supplies a Bible and the Book of...
  • Bibles Banned! VA Removes Good Book from Clinic

    10/19/2016 9:26:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Todd Starnes.com ^ | October 19, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    A Bible was removed from the waiting room of a Chillicothe Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Athens, Ohio after a veteran complained. “Our government is secular, and must remain secular,” the unidentified veteran wrote. Mikey Weinstein, the founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, fired off a letter to the medical center on behalf of the veteran – alleging that the presence of the Bible inside a government facility is a violation of the U.S. Constitution. Weinstein, a fussy little man with a strong aversion to our Lord, said the Bible’s placement in the waiting room was “illicit and...
  • Atheists Fear Hotel Bible Might Cause Spontaneous Conversion

    09/02/2016 4:22:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Todd Starnes ^ | September 1, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    The Good Book has been banished from rooms at a hotel operated by Arizona State University. The religious cleansing of the Thunderbird Executive Inn took place after the Freedom From Religion Foundation complained. It was a story first reported by Billy Hallowell of Deseret News. “Providing Bibles to Inn guests sends the message that ASU endorses the religious texts,” attorney Madeline Ziegler wrote to the university. The FFRF is a group of perpetually offended atheists and agnostic whack-a-doodles from Wisconsin. They are very unpleasant and very litigious people. “State-run colleges have a constitutional obligation to remain neutral toward religion,” Ziegler...
  • Swedish church to use drones to drop thousands of Bibles in ISIS-controlled Iraq

    08/05/2016 9:36:42 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 46 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | Aug 5, 2016 | James Macintyre
    A major evangelical free church in Sweden is preparing to use drones to drop thousands of Bibles into areas of Iraq controlled by Islamic State.
  • Bible charity vows to continue translation work after murders of four employees

    03/30/2016 10:18:36 PM PDT · by UnwashedPeasant · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/30/2016 | Perry Chiaramonte
    The murders of four translators working to bring the Bible to obscure languages in the Middle East earlier this month won't stop the charity behind the effort from its work, officials said. The four unidentified translators, who worked secretly for Wycliffe Associates, a Florida non-profit dedicated to bringing the gospel to hundreds of obscure languages, were killed by suspected Islamist militants at an undisclosed location,Wycliffe officials said in a statement. “They shot and destroyed all the equipment in the office,” read the statement. “The invaders burned all the books and other translation materials in the office." The work is so...
  • Atheist Group Wants Removal of 'Obnoxious' Gideon Bibles From Hotel Rooms

    11/15/2015 6:06:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/15/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The American Center for Law and Justice said it plans to stand up to the Freedom From Religion Foundation, which recently called for the removal of Gideon Bibles from state-run lodgings.The group noted that the latest battle began after FFRF Co-Presidents Annie Laurie Gaylor and her husband, Dan Barker, stayed at the Holmes Student Center Hotel in DeKalb, Illinois, and discovered a Gideon Bible placed in their hotel room. "No one is making any guest open the Bible. No one is making them read it. In fact, the university is not 'providing bibles;' it is allowing a Christian group to...
  • Armed Biker Displays Gun to Open Carrier in Yuma

    11/09/2015 1:16:13 PM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 9 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I stopped to fuel up at a local gas station. The price was $1.93 a gallon.  I was open carrying my old Glock 17.   As I came out the door, the biker was standing beside this beautiful Indian motorcycle.  I said "Nice bike", and he replied, "What are you carrying?"Glock 17, I said, and he pulled open his vest to show me his S&W M&P.  He was an armed biker.   His vest proudly proclaimed that he was a Vietnam Vet.  I said that while I had been in service during Vietnam, my tour was in California, at...
  • Dr. Ben Carson: President Should Be "Sworn In On A Stack Of Bibles,Not A Koran"

    09/21/2015 5:13:09 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 87 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 21, 2015 | Breitbart News,Jonathan Easley
    From Jonathan Easley writing at The Hill: Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson is standing by his view that a Muslim should not be president of the United States, telling The Hill in an interview on Sunday that whoever takes the White House should be “sworn in on a stack of Bibles, not a Koran.”
  • Cuba witnessing Christianity boom as Bible copies pour into communist-ruled country

    08/15/2015 6:07:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 08/15/2015 | Monica Cantilero
    Christianity is booming in communist-ruled Cuba, and one indication of this is the continuing inflow of tens of thousands of Bibles which are distributed to the faithful in the country's more than 1,000 churches. Last month, some 83,000 copies of the Bible poured into the country courtesy of the International Missions Board. The copies of the Bible are distributed by the Baptist Convention in Cuba. The American Bible Society, which claims to have "strong relations with Cuban churches, both Catholic and Protestant," also started its "Million Bible Mission" last year. About 60,000 Bibles were imported and distributed to the faithful...
  • Saudi Sheikh Who Taught ISIS Fighters 'Jihad 101' Asks for Bible After Growing 'Sick of the Killing'

    07/06/2015 9:23:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/06/2015 | Nicola Menzie
    An Islamic theologian responsible for teaching ISIS militants "jihad 101" has turned to the Bible after growing "sick of the killing" and finding himself yearning for something "better," according to a Christian missionary who works in the Middle East. The Christian missionary, introduced as just "Julian" during a recent interview on The Voice of the Martyrs Radio program, believes "ISIS is being used to reveal something of the dark heart of Islam." "As I say that I feel a bit reticent because I know that many, many Muslims want to distance themselves and are embarrassed by it and are great...
  • Bibles Pour into Cuba to Meet Christianity Boom

    06/23/2015 9:26:44 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 12 replies
    CBN.com ^ | 06/23/2015 | CBNNews.com
    Christians in Cuba received more than 83,000 Bibles earlier this month from the International Missions Board. The Bibles come at a time of growth in the evangelical church in Cuba. The Baptist Convention in Cuba is distributing the Bibles to believers in more than 1,000 churches all over the island. Bibles have not been sold in Cuban bookstores for more than 50 years.
  • 83,000 Bibles Sent to Cuba to Keep Up With 'Incredible' Growth of Christianity

    03/21/2015 10:49:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/21/2015 | Samuel Smith
    A shipment of 83,723 Spanish-language Bibles are headed for Cuba and will be distributed to a number of Southern Baptist churches in both Western and Eastern parts of the island nation, SBC's International Mission Board announced this week. IMB, which is an entity of the Southern Baptist Convention, announced that the shipment of three 40-foot containers filled with Bibles left from the ports of South Florida and is being distributed this week to various churches throughout Cuba. The announcement added that the Bibles will arrive in the capital of Havana on March 25. The shipment is the third since 1999...