EGYPT: Fate of Kidnapped Christians Unknown
By News on the Net Thursday, July 30, 2015
Source: Morning Star News
Travelling to Libya to be a migrant worker is considered “a quest for the insane” because of the extreme danger involved, according to Ezz Tawfik, a Coptic journalist in Upper Egypt. Yet, in spite of the potential harm, crushing poverty in Egypt drives many, like Bakhit Nageh Efrank Ebeid, 21, to risk their lives in hopes of providing food for their families. That’s why he set out from Kom Badar, Egypt, for Tripoli, Libya.
Satanic Statue Comes to Detroit – Is There No Price to Pay?
By Rev. Michael Bresciani Thursday, July 30, 2015
After a long reign ,as the auto capital of the world, the beleaguered city of Detroit was last seen (2012) asking President Obama to bail them out since over 75 percent of them pulled the levers to get him re-elected to office. Now the city has become the host of Satan’s statue complete with two adoring, admiring and worshipping children as part of the display.
Mosquitoes in the Mosques
By Tabitha Korol Wednesday, July 29, 2015
The guidelines for Letters to the Editor of the Chautauquan Daily include warnings that libelous, demeaning or accusatory statements are unacceptable. This also means that the truth must be curtailed, for it is the truth that supremacist Muslims find inappropriate and offensive, even by those who perpetrate the acts.
Nevertheless, I refer to guest speaker Hussein Rashid, who denied the intensity and frequency of religious violence, citing that Muslims kill a mere 17 Americans per year (surely, not in the year 2001), while mosquitoes kill an average of 750,000. This is the new Moral Inversion, that Sharia law is now moral and mosquitoes immoral. Are we to flick a wrist at jihadists and the growing body count? (According to Muslim historian Firistha, Muslims killed ~400 million Indian people during invasions and occupation of the Indian continent alone, bringing the worldwide total to more than 890 million victims since the birth of Mohammed.)
U.S. State Dept. Bars Christians from Testifying about Persecution: Muslim Persecution of Christians
By Raymond Ibrahim Sunday, July 26, 2015
During the height of one of the most brutal months of Muslim persecution of Christians, the U.S. State Department exposed its double standards against persecuted Christian minorities.
VIETNAM: Authorities Crushing Christian Minorities
By News on the Net Thursday, July 23, 2015
Sources: Christian Examiner, VOM Australia
A new report from Human Rights Watch announces that the oppression of Vietnam’s Christian “Montagnards” (meaning “mountain people”) has reached a critical state. The report,Persecuting “Evil Way” Religion: Abuses against Montagnards in Vietnam, claims government authorities have arrested Christians, detaining them sometimes for days or even months at a time. Many of the detainees, who follow a form of evangelical Protestantism not recognized by the government, were also beaten.
NIGERIA: Boko Haram Steps Up Attacks
By News on the Net Thursday, July 16, 2015
Sources: Christian Solidarity Worldwide, VOM contacts
Boko Haram, a notorious terrorist group that operates in northern Nigeria, has once again stepped up its vicious attacks on hundreds of innocent citizens. The group’s rampage throughout several northeastern Nigerian towns and villages since May 29th has left more than 750 dead in an area with a notable Christian presence. After trying to gain access to Maiduguri, Borno State’s largest city, a large contingent of Boko Haram was pushed back, resulting in significant losses.
‘We Will Not Obey Unjust Law… ...No Court Will Stop Us from Upholding our Christian Values’
By Christian Newswire Monday, July 13, 2015
HENDERSON, Nev.,—Rev. Bill Owens, President and founder of the Coalition of African American Pastors, Dr. Steve Hotze, President of Campaign for Texas Families; and David Pickup, LMFT of the Children’s Center for Healthy Gender and Sexuality, are holding a press conference to call upon millions of Christians and people of faith within all of America’s businesses, professions, churches and states congresses to prepare for mass civil disobedience in regard to the recent U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on homosexual marriage. We are calling on Christians and people of faith in all areas of society, especially those in leadership positions, to refuse to obey unjust laws that have legalized same-sex unions, and to join our movement that will take back our Constitution and our rights.
Republican Presidential hopefuls address 45th Annual Nat’l Right to Live Convention
By News on the Net Friday, July 10, 2015
NEW ORLEANS, La. – In every election since Ronald Reagan’s election to the presidency in 1980, the right-to-life issue has played a pivotal role and 2016 will prove no different. At this week’s 45th annual National Right to Life Convention, seven of the 2016 Republican presidential hopefuls addressed attendees from across the country and reaffirmed their commitment to the pro-life cause.
HOLY LAND: IS Militants Warn, “Leave or Risk Being Killed”
By News on the Net Thursday, July 9, 2015
Answer the WHY? of it all
By Sarge Monday, July 6, 2015
Christopher R Weiss · Top Commenter · Okemos, Michigan
The most important thing about being an atheist is understanding that this life matters. It is not a test for the afterlife, it is not a trial built by some god, and it is not just a bridge to a better life. For the religious, this life is ephemeral, meaningless, and empty. The only thing for this life for the religious is to follow the rules so you can hopefully do better after you die. This is the ultimate degradation of life. What matters is your life now. What matters is the people you know now. What matters is what you do now, and not what you hope to be forgiven for later.
PAKISTAN: Blasphemy Law Reform Drafted
By News on the Net Thursday, July 2, 2015
Source: Morning Star News
For Christians in Pakistan, current blasphemy laws continue to pose a threat to their safety and well-being. The existing statutes have become an extreme burden for the country’s minority faith group—leading to harassment and, in many cases, severe punishment. At least 14 people are presently on death row, and 19 others are serving life sentences.
Hell Will Be FABULOUS
By Church Militant Thursday, July 2, 2015
“The world offers you comfort, but you were not made for comfort — you were made for greatness.” So says Pope Benedict a couple of years ago.
By Sarge Wednesday, July 1, 2015
People believe because they have intellect and a repository of knowledge in the books written over the ages makes them omnipotent. They think themselves smart when really, they only have intelligence. Intelligence is the ability to gather information and store it, possibly to use it to change things in their world; possibly not. But do they have “Smarts”?
“Smarts” is a colloquial term meaning they have the ability to take what’s been learned and possibly profit from and apply it to their lives to better theirs and the lives of those around them. It’s at this state we must come to wonder about those describing themselves as: atheists, agnostics and humanists.
What Bishops Have Wrought
By Church Militant Wednesday, July 1, 2015
What happened in Washington, D.C. last week at the Supreme Court happened for one reason and one reason only: because the U.S. hierarchy allowed it to happen. The U.S. bishops — past and present — must step up and own this disaster.
Come to believe…
By Sarge Tuesday, June 30, 2015
America is a great land. It’s a nation of individuals come together to shape a future for each by bonding and banding together to create a place of personal and individual liberty. It was designed, after great debate and with the idea a nation must be held to principles of equality and exceptionality. This allowed for the people to discuss and modify the path their government would follow for the benefit of the nation as a whole and with the government the servant of the people; not the other way around as in a monarchy. The individual citizen was the director of his destiny by holding the reins firmly in check on his government.