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Archive for June, 2008

-Indentured Servants on Long Island?

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

Here is the case of Varsha Sabhnani, 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 enslaved two domestic servants for 3 […]

-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 […]

-Gay Activists Move to Stop Calif. Marriage Initiative

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

Gay marriages started to be performed legally in California this week due to a recent ruling by the California Supreme Court. The Justices disregarded the wishes of the vast majority of California citizens who had passed an earlier measure that defined marriage as a covenant between a man and a woman. However, there is a […]

-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’ […]