Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim tells for first time of her ordeal

Sep 16, 2014 by

by Josie Ensor, Telegraph The Sudanese mother who was sentenced to hang for refusing to reject Christianity has spoken for the first time about her ordeal, saying she was resolved to keep her faith even if it meant death. Meriam Yahya Ibrahim, 27, was pregnant when she was given the death sentence for apostasy by the country’s courts under Sharia law. She was freed in in late June after an 18-month ordeal, following after an international outcry and was helped to travel to the US, where...

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Pro-’gay’ courts muck up meaning of ‘free speech’

Sep 15, 2014 by

by Bob Unruh, WND: Two appeals courts have disagreed on how to define “speech,” setting up a likely challenge to the U.S. Supreme Court over “change therapy” counseling, which aims to relieve unwanted same-sex attractions. It’s illegal now in California and New Jersey for minors to receive such therapy, but for different reasons, warranting intervention by the highest court, argues  Liberty Counsel. California was the first state to make such therapy illegal for minors. The 9th U.S. Circuit...

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The new witch hunt: banning Christian volunteers, hurting inner city kids

Sep 13, 2014 by

by Eric Metaxas, LifeSite: If you hear the words “witch hunt,” what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Well, you might think of the Salem witch trials, when mass hysteria gripped colonial Massachusetts in the late seventeenth century and twenty people—most of them women—were executed on charges of being witches. Another five died in prison. But the era of the witch hunt is far from over. According to Merriam-Webster, a witch hunt is “the act of unfairly looking for and punishing people who...

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The Illusion of Neutrality

Sep 11, 2014 by

By Anthony Esolen, Public Discourse: The secular state cannot be neutral in matters of religion. We have all heard what has come to be a liberal dictum, that the State must remain neutral as regards religion or irreligion. One can show fairly easily that the men who wrote our constitution had no such neutrality in mind, given the laws that they and their fellows subsequently passed, their habits of public prayer at meetings, and their common understanding that freedom without virtue, and...

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NHS worker who ‘bullied’ Muslim by praying for her

Sep 11, 2014 by

By David Barrett, Telegraph: A Christian health worker has begun a legal challenge after being disciplined by the NHS for praying with a Muslim colleague. Victoria Wasteney, a senior occupational therapist in one of the country’s most racially diverse areas, was also accused of bullying the colleague after giving her a book about a Muslim woman who converts to Christianity. In addition, senior managers told Miss Wasteney that it was inappropriate to invite the woman to a community sports day...

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They thought they were free…

Sep 10, 2014 by

By David Skinner: First they came for the Christian B&B s but I don’t use B&Bs and so I didn’t speak up. Then they came for the Christian schools and teachers but I don’t have any children and so I didn’t speak up. Then they came for Christian counsellors and therapists but I struggle with no inner heartaches  and so I didn’t speak up. Then they came for Christian lawyers but I am a  law–abiding and righteous person, so I didn’t speak up. Finally they came for me but I serve no use to...

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