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‘There are 200 more Asia Bibis’: Son of slain Pakistani gov. fears ‘complacency’ has set in

WASHINGTON — The son of a Pakistani governor who was assassinated in 2011 because of his support for imprisoned Christian mother Asia Bibi told religious freedom advocates that there are over 200 people jailed in Pakistan for blasphemy.  Shaan Taseer, the son of late Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer, delivered a powerful address at the State …

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Syrian Christians Plead With US as Turkey Prepares for Possible Attack

The US-backed Syriac Military Council (MFS) is calling on the United States to defend thousands of Christians in northeast Syria against a potential attack from Turkey. On Wednesday, the council sent out a plea to Christians in the US. “The Turkish army started to remove the wall between Turkey and Northern Syria in the Tal-Abyad …

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Elon Musk is making implants to link the brain with a smartphone

London (CNN Business) – Elon Musk wants to insert Bluetooth-enabled implants into your brain, claiming the devices could enable telepathy and repair motor function in people with injuries. Speaking on Tuesday, the CEO of Tesla (TSLA) and SpaceX said his Neuralink devices will consist of a tiny chip connected to 1,000 wires measuring one-tenth the width of a human hair. …

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The Lousy Excuse for Why Churches Don’t Grow

Growing up we’ve always heard that the Truth makes us free, but we’ve also heard people don’t actually want to hear Truth. Truth in this sense is speaking of the true Gospel of Jesus Christ. I want to counter a position that is so widespread, but seems largely grounded in assumption. Here is the lousy …

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Religious harassment worsening across world, Pew study shows

Government restrictions on religion have increased in many places around the world — not only under authoritarian countries but also in democracies, most notably in Europe, according to a report released Monday. Of the 198 countries surveyed, Pew Research Center found that 143 harassed Christians, while 140 did so to Muslims. The study showed that the number of populous …

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Library in UK Bans Christian Volunteers for Singing Bible Stories to Kids

Volunteers from a church-run playgroup in the United Kingdom have been banned from a library for singing Bible stories to kids. The Noah’s Ark group would come to the town library in West Sussex and sing songs like “Mr Noah Built an Ark” and “God Has Made a Rainbow”, according to Daily Mail. Group volunteers have …

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Baylor Pressured to Allow LGBT Activist Group That Breaks the Rules

The oldest continually operating university in the state of Texas chartered by the Republic of Texas in 1845 through the efforts of Baptist pioneers is being pressured to charter an LGBT student organization. In an op-ed published by The College Fix on Tuesday, Zachary Miller, a student at Baylor University, writes about the pressure being applied on the …

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Iraq: Ethnic cleanings of Christians is ongoing, UK analyst says

What Iraq’s Christians want from the West is to say the plain truth: that there is ethnic cleansing of Christians in the region and it is ongoing, Tim Stanley told a meeting at the U.K.’s Parliament last Tuesday. The historian and columnist, working for U.K. daily newspaper The Telegraph, just returned from a visit to Iraq’s Nineveh Plains. …

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XXXchurch founder Craig Gross hands ministry to former porn star and husband XXXchurch founder Craig Gross hands ministry to former porn star and husband

Pastor Craig Gross, founder of XXXchurch in Pasadena, California, a ministry that empowers individuals to break free from their pornography addictions, announced that he is leaving the ministry after 17 years and is handing it over to former porn star Brittni and Rich De La Mora. “Through prayer earlier this year, I heard the Lord say, ‘Give …

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Street preacher rebukes Kirk Franklin for failing to represent Christ at BET Awards; celebrities push back Street preacher rebukes Kirk Franklin for failing to represent Christ at BET Awards; celebrities push back

A number of celebrity preachers and singers are coming to the defense of gospel music star Kirk Franklin after he was publicly rebuked by a street preacher for allegedly failing to present the message of the Gospel during a 3.5-minute performance at the recent BET Awards show. Franklin shared an approximately 4-minute long clip of …

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Hollyn responds to critics claiming she’s no longer a Christian artist after ‘Sad Girl’ EP

Artist Hollyn addressed comments claiming she’s no longer a Christain singer because her new EP, Bye, Sad Girl., is about a down season in her life and doesn’t explicitly mention God.  Hollyn took to social media over the weekend and posted a photo showing a couple of comments she received from users online.  “What happened why …

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‘Unplanned’ has great first weekend opening in Canada; directors thrilled amid opposition

Amid considerable pushback, the pro-life motion picture “Unplanned” had a successful first weekend in Canada, averaging approximately $7,000 per screen. The film’s directors say they are encouraged by the showing though the opposition has been significant and multi-faceted. According to tribute.ca, for the weekend of July 12, the movie — which tells the story of former …

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