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Archive for August, 2008

-China: House Church Leader Speaks Out

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

In an interview with Baptist Press, Yu Jie a leader in the Ark Church in Beijing spoke out about the Olympics and the continuation of persecution of Christians in China. He was placed under house arrest just before and during the Olympic games in Beijing. He talks about his own conversion to Christianity and the […]

-India: Violence Against Christians in Orissa

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

A Christian orphanage has been destroyed and at least 18 Christians have been killed as violence continues against Christians in the state of Orissa. The latest round of trouble,which includes 92 incidents of violence against Christians, began with the murder of Hindu leader Swamiji Laxmanananda Saraswati and four others on Saturday (Aug. 23). The Hindu […]

-Barack Obama’s Religion: How Muslims View It

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Here’s an article by Daniel Pipes:  "Barack Obama through Muslim Eyes". Daniel Pipes documents here how the Muslim press has responded to the religious background and Christian affiliation of Presidential candidate Barack Obama. <<Read the rest posted on my Apologetica page>>            *Top

-McCain: ‘Freedom of Religion’-A Key Foreign Policy Issue?

Sunday, August 24th, 2008

In a speech on Friday at Oakland University in Michigan, Sen. John McCain proclaimed that ‘Freedom of Religion’ would be a key component of his foreign policy if elected as President of the United States: “There is no right more fundamental to a free society than the free practice of religion. Behind walls of prisons […]

-California: Homosexual Rights vs. Religious Freedom–Guess Who Won!

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

The California Supreme Court has now ruled that the state can force healthcare professionals to provide services that may be against their religion. In an unanimous decision on Monday, California’s Supreme Court ruled that Christian doctors may not refuse to perform services like artificial insemination for homosexual patients. This was a case where Christian doctors […]

-Saudi Arabia: No More Dogs & Cats in Public?

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

Here’s another one of those fascinating stories that seem almost surreal to most Westerners–stories that can’t possibly be true! Saudi Arabia has given us a lot of them lately. Like the American lady executive who was arrested and went to jail for being at ‘Starbucks’ with a business associate–or the Saudi woman who was raped […]

-Beijing, China: House Churches Forced to Close during Olympics?

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

Now comes the report that Christian house churches were forced by the government to close during the Olympics. Many house church leaders were apparently forced to sign a document–an agreement to: “refrain from organising and joining illegal gatherings and refrain from receiving donations, sermons and preaching from overseas religious organisations and groups". The leaders were […]

-Ahmadinejad at it Again–More Anti Israel Rhetoric

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

In preparation for a trip to Turkey, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gave the press another anti Israel rant: "Western countries should not support them (Israel) so much. The life of this regime has come to an end." "Our position is clear on this issue. A referendum should take place in Palestine. If they withdraw from […]

-Bush: China Needs Greater Political and Religious Freedom

Sunday, August 10th, 2008

  President Bush is keeping the pressure on the Olympic hosts while he is in China when it comes to political and especially religious freedom in the country. The President had spoken earlier on this subject the day before his arrival in China. The Bush’s began their day with a Sunday worship service at Beijing’s Kuanjie […]

-California: Home-Schooling Ok’d by Judge

Saturday, August 9th, 2008

A state appellate court ruled Friday that parents in California could continue to legally home school their children even if they don’t have teaching credentials. The ruling reverses an earlier court decision in February by the 2nd District Court of Appeal which had ruled that those teaching in home schools needed to be credentialed. This […]