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Archive for June, 2008

-Indentured Servants on Long Island?

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

Here is the case of Varsha Sabhnani (Link to story no longer valid), a millionaire, Who just was sentenced to 11 years in jail for enslaving and torturing two Indonesian female maids in her Long Island mansion. Her husband, Mahender, will also receive a jail sentence. The Sabhnani’s held and confiscated the passports and virtually […]

-Saudi Official: Marriage of 1 Year Old Baby Bride is OK

Friday, June 27th, 2008

Dr. Ahmad al-Mu’bi, a Saudi Arabian marriage official, said last week on Lebanese television that it is permissible for baby girls as young as 1 to marry.   When asked about the appropriate age for sex for the first time? he said that: "This varies according to environment and tradition.” In the interview, He also said […]

-Pew Survey on Religion in America- Good News and Bad News

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

The Pew Forum released on Monday (6/23/08) the results of an extensive poll of 35,000 Americans concerning their religious views and practices. First the ‘good news’: 92% of Americans profess to believe in God or some kind of ‘higher power’. 80% believe in miracles, and 66% in angels and demons. The vast majority show a […]

-China: Largest Bible Printers in the World?

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

In December, we reported that China would soon be opening a new Bible printing plant that would be the largest in the World.   Now here are more details about the plant in a LA Times story about Nanjing Amity Printing Co., soon to be if not already the largest producers of Bibles in the […]

-Islamic Textbooks at Virginia School Justify Violence

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

According to a federal investigation, textbooks at a private Islamic school in Northern Virginia teach students that it is permissible for Muslims to kill adulterers and converts from Islam,and that Muslims are permitted to take the lives and property of those deemed to be ‘polytheists.’ Other passages in the school’s textbooks claim that ‘the Jews’ […]

-Canada in Denial Over Islamic Polygamy?

Saturday, June 14th, 2008

Cases of Islamic polygamy are beginning to surface all across the Western world where there are Muslim immigrants. Even though polygamy is against the law in most Western countries, authorities are either in denial or ignore it entirely since the marriages were not performed in their country, or were not ‘officially’ registered, and there is […]

-Attorney Generals from 4 states Meet to Address Polygamy

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

Attorney Generals from Nevada, Arizona, Utah, and Texas met together to address concerns over the FLDS Church and other polygamous sects. The participants declined to be specific over what was discussed. However, all 4 states have major FLDS communities which have been known to be involved in polygamy and child bride marriage. Response: It is […]

-Recap: "Did the Gospel of Judas Show Mislead Millions?"

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

An article in the Baptist Press (link no longer valid)  listed a number of ways that the National Geographic distorted the truth in their portrayal of Judas as a ‘hero’ in the supposed “Gospel of Judas”. Apparently, the translation which was done by their ‘dream team’ of experts was not entirely accurate. Also, the TV […]

-Algeria: Continues Persecution of Christianity

Friday, June 6th, 2008

Persecution of Christianity continues in Algeria in a major way. In February we wrote about a Priest being arrested for holding a prayer and worship service in a home. Now here are two stories of continuing persecution of Christians in Algeria. The first one from Compass Direct, tells how converts to Christianity are being arrested […]

-Chertoff: Islam- "Hijacked by a Group of Ideologues."

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

At a conference on terrorism being held this week in Jerusalem, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff claimed that the radical terrorists do not really represent normative Islam, that they are ‘idealogues’ who have hijacked the religion and use it as an excuse for they activities. He claimed that moderate Islamic leaders are finally […]