Finally the BBC has woken up to the war on Middle Eastern Christians

Apr 19, 2015 by

By Ed West, Catholic Herald: Back in 2009 I visited Maaloula, which featured in last night’s BBC documentary Kill the Christians. It’s a beautiful and ancient city 40 miles north of Damascus. There we heard Mass said in the language of Jesus Christ, in one of only two or three places where Aramaic is still spoken as an every day language (my Lonely Planet guide described it as like finding a group of Latin speakers up in the Umbrian hills). The Monastery of Mar Sarkis dates to the fourth...

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Why Religious Liberty Arguments Aren’t Working

Apr 16, 2015 by

By Jennifer Roback Morse, Crisis Magazine: I am a very committed, very public advocate of marriage as a gender-based institution. Many of my fellow proponents of man/woman marriage cite religious liberty as an argument against redefining marriage. While I have great respect for those who promote this view, I must respectfully disagree with their assessment. The uproar over the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act demonstrates that religious liberty arguments don’t work anymore. I take no...

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Shouldn’t Christians Just Obey the Law?

Apr 15, 2015 by

By Joseph Backholm, FPI: If there’s one thing today’s secular progressive enjoys, it’s telling Christians how to be Christians. It feels funny when it happens. A bit like getting combat training from Jane Fonda or Cindy Sheehan. But they mean well. And they know a verse. Their favorite verse is Matthew 7:1, which says “judge not lest ye also be judged.” They quote it every time a Christian expresses an opinion because their years of deep theological study have shown them that Matthew 7:1 means...

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What’s Really Behind the Attacks on Religious Freedoms?

Apr 14, 2015 by

By Michael Brown, Charisma News: I believe there is a common thread that unites the new atheism, the radical left and the gay activist revolution. It is the philosophy that says, “We will not have God and His Son rule over us!” It is reminiscent of what is written in Psalm 2: “The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against His anointed, saying, ‘Let us tear off their bonds and cast away their ropes from...

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Top British Universities Flunk Free Speech

Apr 14, 2015 by

By Peter Martino, Gatestone Institute: The universities were ranked using a traffic-light system: red for universities that ban and actively censor certain ideas on campus; amber for universities that chill free speech, and green for universities that have a hands-off approach to free speech. The results of the Free Speech University Rankings were staggering. Forty-seven universities were marked red, including Oxford and the London School of Economics; 45 were marked amber, including...

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Who will stand?

Apr 14, 2015 by

By Robert P George, First Things: The lynch mob came for the brilliant mild-mannered techie Brendan Eich. The lynch mob came for the elderly florist Barronelle Stutzman. The lynch mob came for Eastern Michigan University counseling student Julea Ward. The lynch mob came for the African-American Fire Chief of once segregated Atlanta Kelvin Cochran. The lynch mob came for the owners of a local pizza shop the O’Connor family. The lynch mob is now giddy with success and drunk on the misery...

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