Reciting the Lord’s Prayer at a Tennessee football game wins the day

Sep 29, 2014 by

By Robert Knight, Washington Times: After Oneida, Tenn., school officials decided not to fight the American Civil Liberties Union’s (ACLU) demand that they cease an opening prayer before high school football games, the school’s cheerleaders tackled the matter. Led by cheerleader Asia Canada, the Oneida Indians’ squad used the moment of silence before the Sept. 12 football game with Watertown to deliver a cheer — for God.   “[The announcer] called for the moment of silence, and I started...

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‘Suffering of Iraqi Christians is beyond description’

Sep 22, 2014 by

CEN Edit0rial: THE SUFFERING of Iraqi Christian refugees fleeing the depredations of the Islamic State (ISIS) are beyond description, the vicar-general of the Diocese of Zanzibar reports following a visit to Kurdistan last week. The Rev Jerry Kramer writes: “Right now we’re processing all that we saw and experienced firsthand. Honestly, we don’t have the words at the moment. The suffering is so immense. The magnitude of the disaster is beyond comprehension.” Fr Kramer, who served as the rector...

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Sudan: Meriam Ibrahim’s lawyers to make constitutional challenge

Sep 22, 2014 by

From Christian Solidarity Worldwide: Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has learned that the lawyers who represented Meriam Ibrahim, whose conviction for apostasy and adultery was overturned by the Appeal Court on 23 June, are currently defending the case at the Supreme Court and plan to take it to Sudan’s Constitutional Court for a final ruling on the constitutionality of apostasy in the criminal code. Earlier this week the lawyers, who have faced threats and pressure since taking on Mrs...

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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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