As states rise up against religious liberties, our time for choosing is now

Sep 28, 2016 by

by Jim Harden, LifeSite: It seems undeniable at this point that pregnancy help organizations’ “time for choosing” is arriving—sooner rather than later. The time is swiftly approaching where, like the early church, we will need to choose whom we will serve: God or man. In a report from the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, released Sept. 7, the commission’s third recommendation is that religious exemptions from laws or policies should only apply to beliefs, not to conduct. Martin Castro, the...

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Christians ‘Crushed Under Steamroller’ and ‘Hung on a Cross Over Fire’ in North Korea

Sep 28, 2016 by

by Samuel Smith, Christian Post: A new report released last week by the British-based human rights advocacy organization Christian Solidarity Worldwide has revealed more horrific details on how the authoritarian North Korean regime tortures, mutilates and kills Christians. While it is no secret that that the regime of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has thrown tens of thousands of Christians in political prison camps, where they have been subjected to hard labor, torture and have even been...

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Christians Step Up Campaign To Save Asia Bibi From Blasphemy Death Sentence

Sep 26, 2016 by

by Ruth Gledhill, Christian Today: Christian organisations are stepping up the pressure on Pakistan to acquit Asia Bibi and repeal the country’s draconian blasphemy laws. As her appeal approaches in October, Release International is calling for Bibi to be acquitted. A farm labourer who was sentenced to death for blaspemy after a dispute with colleagues over bringing them “unclean” water, she has been on death row since 2009. Her family has been forced into hiding. The appeal...

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Christian Writer Shot Dead For Insulting Islam

Sep 26, 2016 by

from Chistian Today: Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar was shot dead on Sunday outside the court where he was to stand trial on charges of contempt of religion. Hattar, a Christian, was arrested after sharing on social media a caricature seen as insulting Islam, state news agency Petra said. The gunman was arrested at the scene. Hattar, an anti-Islamist activist and supporter of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, was arrested last month after he shared a caricature that depicted a bearded man in...

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IS openly recruiting jihadists to kill Christians in the West

Sep 25, 2016 by

from Barnabas Fund: Islamic State is openly recruiting jihadists to target Christians in the West. This news emerged this week after Belgian police arrested the teenage son of a radical imam in the city of Verviers. The teenager was arrested after a video emerged of him walking the city’s streets cursing Christians in Arabic and calling for the murder of Christians. He reportedly told investigators that Islamic State (IS) is currently recruiting jihadists a) to target Christians, b) to carry...

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Alberta gvmt launches investigation of Christian schools for refusing gay clubs

Sep 22, 2016 by

by Steve Weatherbe, LifeSite: Alberta’s New Democratic Party government has launched an inquiry into two private Christian schools whose board refuses to comply with government edicts regarding homosexuality and risks losing taxpayer assistance. Education Minister David Eggen told reporters that Independent Baptist Christian Education Society, which operates two schools with 200 students in Spruce Grove west of Edmonton and supervises 1,200 homeschooled students, had failed to provide a plan...

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