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Archive for September, 2007

A New Catholic Bishop is Installed in Beijing

Saturday, September 22nd, 2007

Joseph Li Shan was appointed and installed this week to the post of Bishop of Beijing by China’s government controlled Catholic Church. Bishop Shan will be the new leader over the nearly 60,000 Catholics who live in the Chinese capitol. There are both good and not so good elements to this story. While the Chinese […]

What, You Can’t Take a Joke? Not When it Comes to Jesus!

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

Comedian Kathy Griffin thought that she was telling a joke when she told Jesus to “suck it” after winning an Emmy. She makes a living being outrageous and making fun of others but Christians didn’t find her comments funny at all and many even in Hollywood found her comments to be distasteful. She was playing […]

Cartoonist Arrested in Bangladesh for ‘Cat’ Cartoon?

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

No one in the West could ever imagine being arrested for a simple innocent cartoon such as this, but take a look and see how far the divide actually is between Western and Islamic culture.             *Top

Muslim Converts to Christianity Face Persecution in the UK

Monday, September 17th, 2007

According to Bishop Nazir-Ali of Rochester, Muslims who become Christians are increasingly targeted for persecution by their former Muslim community. According to The Barnabas Fund, a charity highlighting Christian persecution across the world, persecution in the UK presently takes place in a variety of forms including verbal abuse, being spat upon, and more seriously, assaults […]

Reigious Freedom is Under Assault in Iraq: Christians Targeted by Islamists

Sunday, September 16th, 2007

We have posted on this issue before and the situation isn’t getting any better in Iraq for religious minorities, particularly Christians. The police cannot protect or are unwilling to protect religious freedom, according to a report released Friday by US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice: “[F]requent sectarian violence, including attacks on religious places of worship, […]

al Qaeda Offers Reward for the Death of Swedish Cartoonist

Saturday, September 15th, 2007

An al Qaeda group in Irag has offered a $100,000 for the death of the Swedish cartoonist who recently depicted the head of Muhammad on the body of a dog. The al Qaeda leader also called for attacks on Swedish companies. Lars Vilks, the Swedish cartoonist, did not take the threat too seriously and defended […]