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Archive for October, 2008

-Mosul,Iraq: Violence against Christians, 15+ Dead and Thousands Flee the City

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

Picture of Mosul via Wikipedia  3,000 terrified Christians have fled Mosul in the last week alone in order to escape extremist attacks that have continued to increase in spite of U.S. and Iraqi military attempts to secure the city. In the past, Christians have been subjected to abduction for ransom attempts, but now they are […]

-Connecticut Court Allows Gay Marriage

Saturday, October 11th, 2008

  In a 4-3 divided decision, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Friday (10/10/08) that gay couples have the right to get married in the state. Connecticut joins Massachusetts and California as the only states that currently allow same-sex marriages. Connecticut’s General Assembly approved a civil union law a year ago that gave same-sex couples the […]

-McDonald’s: Now Neutral in the Culture Wars

Friday, October 10th, 2008

Image via Wikipedia In July, a McDonald spokesman had said that those who oppose same-sex marriages were motivated by hate. Also, it was learned that the company was officially contributing to and promoting the homosexual agenda in a number of different ways. At the time, Don Wildmon, of the America Family Association called for a […]

-Orissa, India: Persecution of Christians Continues–35+ Dead, 140 Churches Burned, 50,000+ Homeless

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

The Federal government of India has sent national police into the State of Orissa, but the persecution of Christians by Hindu radicals continues unabated. One of the major issues behind the persecution is the traditional caste system. The lowest castes are converting to Christianity, particularly the Dalits or so-called ‘untouchables’, who used to live lives […]

-The ‘Prosperity Gospel’ a Factor in the Economic Downturn?

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

I have literally found at least a dozen references in articles to the Pentecostal ‘Prosperity Gospel’ as actually one of the factors in the economic downturn, particularly the mortgage crisis. The main article that everyone is quoting is from Time Magizine online: “Maybe We Should Blame God for the Subprime Mess“, by David Van Biema. […]

-UK: Muslims Incited to Rise Up Against Britain

Monday, October 6th, 2008

The radical group, Islam4TheUK, is sponsoring several extremist speakers who are touring the UK and inciting Muslims to raise up against Britain. Abu Waleed recently spoke in Birmingham, Derby, and Leicester, and told Muslim audiences that they should reject the laws of the UK. Waleed contends that the British intelligence services have severely underestimated the […]

-Pope: Modern Culture Pushing God Out

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

Picture of Pope Benedict via Wikipedia Pope Benedict XVI made the following comments as he prepared to receive Bishops from all around the world arriving for a conference on the relevance of the Bible in the modern contemporary church: “Today, nations once rich in faith and vocations are losing their own identity, under the harmful […]

-India: Violence Continues in Orissa

Saturday, October 4th, 2008

Three Christians were killed and over 400 Christian homes were burned by extremist mobs as the violence continues this week in Orissa. Read the entire Compass Direst report if you have the stomach for it, the details are rather brutal.            *Top

-Atheists Sue over U.S. National Day of Prayer

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

 The Freedom From Religion Foundation filed a lawsuit Friday (10/3/08) in U.S. district court, over The National Day of Prayer. The suit argues that the president’s yearly proclamations calling on and encouraging Americans to pray every year for the country on the first Thursday of May, violates a constitutional ban on endorsing religion. Response: This […]

-Iran: Convert You Die

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

There is a new law that was preliminarily passed by the Iran’s parliament, which would mandate the death penalty for anybody convicted of apostasy. Currently, apostasy is punishable by death in Iran, but the final decision rests with a judge. Very few have been executed under the current law. If this new law is implemented, […]