Month: July 2019

Trump hosts victims of religious persecution at White House

President Trump met with dozens of victims of religious persecution at the White House on Wednesday as part of an ongoing effort by the administration to push for religious freedom abroad. Twenty-seven people, including Christians from Burma, Vietnam, North Korea, Iran, Turkey, Cuba, Eritrea, Nigeria, and Sudan, Muslims from Afghanistan, Sudan, Pakistan and New Zealand, Jewish persecution victims …

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‘Slaughter the Jews’ Painted on the Western Wall

Christian Broadcasting Network – JERUSALEM, Israel – The words “Slaughter the Jews” were spray-painted on a section of the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Muslim Quarter Saturday. The anti-Semitic phrase was written in Arabic before it was blotted out. It was located on a section of the wall called “The Little Western Wall”, which is in …

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Christian Artist Lauren Daigle Makes Music History with ‘Look Up Child’, Releases New Music Video

Christian Broadcasting Network – Grammy award-winning Christian artist Lauren Daigle has made music history with her latest album ‘Look Up Child’. ‘Look Up Child’ has been on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums chart for 44 weeks and has been No. 1 for 39 weeks. Billboard reports that’s a new record. The Louisiana native said the idea of childlike …

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North Korea more afraid of Christians than nuclear weapons, says formerly imprisoned pastor

Christian Post – WASHINGTON — A new short documentary film exposes the challenges North Korean Christians have endured in a nation where millions have never even heard the name of Jesus. Despite severely repressive conditions, pastors and scholars are envisioning a new future for the repressed nation. As the State Department’s Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom …

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Christian Persecution: Muslim extremists in Syria torture, rape Christian woman for 9 hours before stoning her to death

Christian Post – Muslim extremists tortured and repeatedly raped a Christian woman for over nine hours before stoning her to death in the Syrian province of Idlib, a disturbing new report has revealed.  According to persecution watchdog International Concern, 60-year-old Suzan Der Kirkour, a gardener and Arabic teacher, was found dead on July 9 outside her …

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Judge rules SC school district cannot have official prayers, hymns at graduation ceremonies

Christian Post – A district court judge ruled that a South Carolina school district cannot allow official prayers or religious music at their graduation ceremonies, bringing an end to a years-long legal battle. Judge Bruce Hendricks of the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, Charleston Division issued an order on Thursday in …

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Three Democrat Presidential Candidates Add ‘Preferred Pronouns’ To Their Bios

In a move being blasted by critics as egregious “pandering,” three Democrat presidential candidates have added preferred pronouns to their social media bios: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), former Obama administration official Julian Castro, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. On Twitter, Warren’s bio now reads (emphasis added): “U.S. Senator, former teacher, and candidate …

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Democratic Mayor Refuses To Raise The Pride Flag

DailyWire – In a surprise display of a politician departing from his party’s line, a Democratic mayor in Reading, Pennsylvania has refused to raise the LGBT rainbow pride flag over city hall, arguing that it sends a non-impartial political message. “The flag was originally slated to fly on Monday in recognition of Reading’s Pride Celebration …

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ICE Raids Divide American Christians

In the run up to what the Trump administration said would be widespread immigration enforcement raids Sunday, countless places of worship across the country declared themselves sanctuary spaces for immigrants. Those places of worship joined what experts have characterized as a growing movement of religious communities opening their doors to non-citizens in order to prevent family …

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Famed Crystal Cathedral reopens as Roman Catholic church after $72M renovation

After a two-year, $72.3 million renovation, the famous Crystal Cathedral in Southern California reopened its doors Wednesday as a Roman Catholic church — now called Christ Cathedral. For years the ornate glass church in Garden Grove, south of Los Angeles, was the setting for the late Rev. Robert H. Schuller’s weekly “Hour of Power” televised …

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‘Late’ host Stephen Colbert, atheist Ricky Gervais talk faith, magic

Stephen Colbert and comedian Ricky Gervais are known to get into deep debates about God and on Monday night’s episode of “The Late Show,” the host opened a discussion on faith. Gervais, an atheist, was on the show promoting his new Netflix series, “After Life,” and his new stand-up “SuperNature” but after a few minutes …

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Missionaries who argued paying taxes is ‘against God’s will’ ordered to pay $1.6M

Christian Post – A “brother” and sister pair of Australian missionaries, who argued that it is “against God’s will” to pay taxes to their government, were ordered by a court to pay more than $1.6 million they owed after they failed to convince the Supreme Court of Tasmania that non-payment of taxes is a traditional …

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