Shavou’ot (Pentecost) highlights US-Israel relations
By Yoram Ettinger Saturday, May 23, 2015
The US-Israel relations have experienced many crises, beginning with the Department of State’s opposition to the establishment of the Jewish State in 1948, the Department of State-inspired 1948/49 military embargo (while the British supplied arms to Egypt, Jordan and Iraq), and Foggy Bottom’s sustained refusal to recognize any part of Jerusalem as an Israeli territory.
CHINA: Church Building Demolished in Zhejiang
By News on the Net Thursday, May 21, 2015
Source: China Aid
Shendong Church in Zhejiang was forcibly demolished on April 28th in continuation of the province-wide “Three Rectifications and One Demolition” campaign. Authorities reportedly claimed that the land on which the church was built belonged to the government. The church had previously submitted requests to the local religious affairs bureau and other government agencies, requesting that their location be approved and finalized. However, the contacted governing officials never responded to these requests.
Foundation Defends Air Force General for Day of Prayer Speech
By Christian Newswire Wednesday, May 20, 2015
MONTGOMERY, Ala.,—The Foundation for Moral Law, a Montgomery-based foundation established to defend religious liberty, spoke out Wednesday in defense of an Air Force Major General who is under attack for his speech for the National Day of Prayer Task Force.
Why are Intellectual Giants so often Spiritual Pygmies – The Enemy that’s Closer than a
By Rev. Michael Bresciani Wednesday, May 20, 2015
“A man that hath friends must show himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.” – The Great King Solomon, Pr 18: 24
Teachers and educators refer to their various academic pursuits as “disciplines.’ It is interesting to note that the word ‘disciple’ has its derivation from the same word. Secular educators are all someone’s disciple whether they recognize this or not.
Islamic Supremacism: The True Source of Muslim ‘Grievances’
By Raymond Ibrahim Saturday, May 16, 2015
In the ongoing debate (or debacle) concerning free speech/expression and Muslim grievance—most recently on exhibition at Garland, where two “jihadis” opened fire on a “Prophet Muhammad” art contest organized by Pamela Geller—one thing has become clear: the things non-Muslims can do to provoke Islamic violence is limitless and far exceeds cartoons.
Writes Victor Davis Hanson for example:
PAKISTAN: Pastor’s Life Threatened for Evangelizing
By News on the Net Thursday, May 14, 2015
Source: VOM USA
After evangelizing Muslims and baptizing a former Islamic religious leader, a Pakistani pastor is now receiving death threats.
Let’s not forget the pain and sorrow associated with tragic events
By Herman Cain Thursday, May 14, 2015
As we talked this morning about the horrible train derailment that injured so many, and as of now appears to have killed at least seven people, I thought about how much of this type of news we’ve had to deal with lately.
USA Today poll: Percentage of Americans calling themselves Christian plummets . . .
By Dan Calabrese Tuesday, May 12, 2015
At first, the numbers seem alarming, and there is an alarming element to it. Since the last time such a poll was taken in 2008, the percentage of Americans identifying as Christians has dropped from 78 percent to 70 percent. Yes, 70 percent is still an overwhelming majority, but an 8 percent drop in just seven years is pretty big.
So how does one account for those one-time devoted followers of Jesus Christ suddenly abandoning the Kingdom of God? One doesn’t, because that’s not what’s really happened here. Check out these details in the story:
Every Saved Baby is a Step in the Right Direction
By Christian Newswire Monday, May 11, 2015
ATLANTA,—The following is submitted by Alveda King:
U.S. State Dept. Invites Muslim Leaders, Denies Christians
By Raymond Ibrahim Monday, May 11, 2015
Late on the evening of May 8, Newsmax TV announced that pressure from Americans acquainted with Sister Diana Momeka’s visa rejection has just caused the State Department to reverse its decision and permit her entry into the United States. Until then, however, she and others were barred.
The Fire Burns
By Daniel Greenfield Friday, May 8, 2015
The circle of men whirls around the fire, hand in hand, hand catching hand, drawing in newcomers into the ring that races around and around in the growing darkness. A melody thumps through the speakers teetering unevenly with the bass, the sound is both old and new, a mix of the past and the present, like the participants in the dance, the traditional garments mixing with jeans and t-shirts until it is all a blur.
SOMALIA: God’s Light Shining through Spiritual Darkness
By News on the Net Thursday, May 7, 2015
Source: VOMC contacts
The ministry recently began broadcasting radio programs via shortwave radio into Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and surrounding areas.
Polk State Condones Discrimination against Christians
By Liberty Counsel Thursday, May 7, 2015
Lakeland, FL - Late yesterday afternoon, Polk State College responded to the case involving a professor who is proselytizing militant atheism at Polk State. When sixteen-year-old Grace Lewis was the subject of religious intolerance by humanities professor Lance “L.J.” Russum, Liberty Counsel asked Polk State College Dean Donald Painter, who is also on the board of St. Pete Pride, to investigate the professor and his curriculum.
Jewish holidays’ guide for the perplexed - Lag Ba’Omer
By Yoram Ettinger Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Jewish fighting capabilities were well known in ancient times, as documented by Colonel Richard Meinertzhagen, the Chief Political/Intelligence Officer of the British Mandate in Palestine, who studied ancient Jewish wars, including the 132-135AD rebellion against the Roman Empire. In 1923, he stated (Middle East Diary 1917-1956): “When a Jewish state will be established, Britain shall benefit from air force, naval and land bases… as well as Jewish fighting capabilities… which will secure its long-term regional interests.”
Liberty Counsel Defends Students’ Right to Pray at Graduation
By Liberty Counsel Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Orlando, FL - Every spring, secularists in the public school seek to remove God from graduation, and every year Liberty Counsel acts to ensure that prayer and religious viewpoints are not suppressed during the public school ceremonies. As such, Liberty Counsel is launching its thirteenth annual Friend or Foe Graduation Prayer Campaign. The campaign serves to protect religious viewpoints at graduation.