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Archive for February, 2008

-Pastor is Thankful!

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

All that’s left of the Pastor Kyle Blanton’s home is a pile of junk and the concrete slab foundation. However, he is truly thankful to God that he and his family survived the EF-4 tornado which destroyed the parsonage all around them as they huddled together inside. The family van was also destroyed and their […]

-Saudi Arabia: American Mother Jailed and Beaten for Having Coffee at Starbucks

Monday, February 11th, 2008

An American business woman was Jailed and beaten for having coffee with a business colleague at Starbucks. It is illegal in Saudi Arabia for a woman to be in the company of a man who is not her husband or a close relative. Response: Another one of those incredible stories that boggles the mind and […]

-Saudi Arabia: Red Roses Banned for Valentines Day

Monday, February 11th, 2008

The ever vigilant Saudi Religious Police have put all of the florist shops on notice in the Kingdom. All red items including red roses are banned for the week because of Valentines Day. ‘The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice’ in Saudi Arabia is trying to discourage and outlaw any outward […]

-Berkeley California Vs. US Marine Corps

Saturday, February 9th, 2008

The Berkeley, California city council passed several measures recently targeting the Marine recruitment office in their city. They are hoping to force the recruitment center to leave. A video of the council meeting shows a number of city officials making ridiculous and objectionable claims against the Marines: “the president’s own gangsters” and “trained killers” who […]

-UK: Archbishop Calls for Sharia law

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams called today for the adoption of Islamic Sharia law in the UK.  He said that the establishment of Sharia was “unavoidable” and would be helpful in maintaining social cohesion. In an interview with BBC Radio 4’s World at One, the Archbishop said that it is time for the UK […]

-The Ten Worst Places to Live if You’re a Christian

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

Open Doors’ 2008 World Watch List released on Monday. The List ranks countries based on the intensity of persecution that Christians face in those countries. There are really no surprises on the current list: 2008 World Watch List 1. North Korea 2. Saudi Arabia 3. Iran 4. Maldives 5. Bhutan 6. Yemen 7. Afghanistan 8. […]

-Iran: Two Sisters Face Death by Stoning After Receiving 99 Lashes

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Two sisters in Iran were found guilty of "illegal relations" and received 99 lashes each. Now they have been convicted of “adultery” in a second trial and have been sentenced to face death by stoning. The evidence shows that they merely kept the company of other men when their husbands were gone. One husband had […]

-Clinton Closes Baptist Meeting

Monday, February 4th, 2008

Former US President Bill Clinton gave the closing address to the New Baptist Covenant meeting on Friday calling for renewed efforts for unity among Baptists and to reach out to the more conservative Baptists who did not attend the historic meeting: “We have to meet this schism with respectful disagreement. We must approach those who […]

-The Plight of Christians in Jerusalem

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008

Found this on the VOM Persecution Bog—An interesting story in The Jerusalem Post about the daily struggles that native Christians living in Jerusalem are continuing to face. The Christian community comprises only about 2% of the population in Jerusalem. They live anonymously between to warring factions–to the Jewish folk they are Arabs who might be […]

-Rambo (R)

Friday, February 1st, 2008

Lionsgate, January 25, 2008, Directed by Sylvester Stallone, 88 minutes, Cast: Sylvester Stallone (John Rambo), Julie Benz (Sarah), Paul Schulze (Michael Burnett), Matthew Marsden (Schoolboy), Graham McTavish (Lewis), Tim Kang (En-Joo), Rey Gallegos (Diaz), Jake LaBotz (Reese), Maung Maung Khin (Tint), Ken Howard (Pastor Arthur Marsh). The film opens with the ageless Vietnam vet hunting […]