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Religious People Think Democrats Will Strip Our Rights Because It’s True

“White evangelicals fear atheists and Democrats would strip away their rights. Why?” asks a recent op-ed in the Washington Post. The op-ed author, Paul A. Djupe, a professor at Denison University and scholar with the Public Religion Research Institute, offered two completely out-of-touch reasons. The first is “because that’s what they’re hearing, quite explicitly, from conservative media, …

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China Ends 2019 With The Worst Religious Persecution In The Country’s History

Dec. 30, 2019, was a day when people who live in the free world were busy planning ahead and getting ready for New Year’s Eve celebrations. But for China’s outspoken Wang Yi, the founding pastor of China’s most famous house church, the Early Rain Covenant Church, there was no such celebration. After being detained by …

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Would Jesus Carry a Gun with Him to Church?

That’s the question I read on Twitter yesterday. “Would Jesus carry a gun with Him to church services?” It was posted by a person who thought it odd that churchgoers pulled out concealed weapons and shot and killed an armed assailant during church services yesterday near Forth Worth, Texas. The gunman had already killed one person and …

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18 Christians killed by ISIS in Nigeria on Christmas Eve and Christmas

ISIS-affiliated terrorists in Nigeria killed 11 people, many assumed to be Christians, on Christmas day, following the slaying of 7 Christians in Borno State by the organization on Christmas eve. ISWAP, one of the names for Boko Haram and short for Islamic State West Africa province, released a video earlier this month in which the …

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Placater in Chief? Pope Francis Cites Work of Fiction to Argue Christianity Is Just as Violent as Islam

Ever the apologist, critics say Pope Francis has now gone off the deep end after he cited a work of fiction to argue that Christianity is as violent as Islam. Jihad Watch reports that Francis quoted from The Song of Roland, an 11th-century fictitious poem, to prove Christians have tried to convert Muslims by the sword just …

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Christian School Administrator Suspended After Questioning New LGBT Agenda

A 74-year-old school administrator has been suspended for questioning the introduction of a pride month and the adding of a plethora of LGBT books to the school library. Maureen Griffith, who had held the position of governor, a position similar to that of a school board member in the United States, at Alperton Community School …

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US organization exposes the horror of global Christian persecution: ‘It’s a different world’

The battle over the separation of church and state continues to rage in the United States, but David Curry, CEO of Open Doors USA, wants American Christians to know what persecution is like in other areas of the globe — and it’s a pretty shocking paradigm.  “It’s a different world,” Curry said in a recent …

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China raids another Christian church, detains ‘many’ worshipers: report

Another underground church in China was raided this week by government authorities who arrested worshiping Christians as the country’s Communist crackdown continues, China Aidreports.  The Christian persecution watchdog group, which seeks to expose religious freedom abuses in China, reports that Morningstar Church in China’s southern Guangxi province was raided on Wednesday morning.  Many Christians present, including …

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‘People Are Afraid’: New Effort Aims to Stop Violent Attacks on US Churches and Houses of Worship

WASHINGTON, DC – Dozens of faith leaders from around the country met at FBI Headquarters in Washington, DC recently to try and figure out how to put a stop to domestic terror attacks against houses of worship: not just churches but synagogues, temples and mosques as well. It’s being called an epidemic and faith leaders …

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Asia Bibi Has Won Her Battle, But Many More Christian Minorities Struggle For Justice In Pakistan

In recent years, the world observed how Asia Bibi, a Christian woman, fought for justice in Pakistan. She was accused of making blasphemous statements during an argument about drinking water from a well. She was acquitted last year after spending eight years on death row. Several months later, she has managed to leave Pakistan in …

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Nigeria’s Christian community slowly being erased as militants step up vicious killings, kidnappings

It has been almost 18 long and painful months since Rebecca Sharibu’s teenaged daughter Leah was kidnapped from her classroom by Boko Haram Islamic militants in Nigeria. While Leah’s schoolmates were eventually freed, the ISIS-affiliated insurgents refused to release the soft-spoken student because she would not relinquish her Christian faith. Now, Sharibu is turning to …

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Chinese Christians memorize entire Bible in prison: Gov’t ‘can’t take what’s hidden in your heart’

Chinese Christians imprisoned for their faith are memorizing Scripture passages smuggled to them on small pieces of paper because prison guards “can’t take what’s hidden in your heart,” one former prisoner revealed.   In a recent sermon, Wayne Cordeiro, pastor of New Hope Christian Fellowship in Honolulu, Hawaii, shared an experience he had on a trip …

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