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Archive for July, 2009

-China: 140 Dead in ‘Muslim’ Rioting in Urumqi, Xinjiang

Monday, July 6th, 2009

(Urumqi via Wikipedia) It is really hard to get accurate news out of this remote area of China. However, what we do know is that Thousands of Muslim Uighur Chinese protested or ‘rioted’ in the regional capital of Urumqi. At least 140 died and over 800 were injured. According to reports, the Muslim Uighurs rioted […]

-Happy Independence Day!

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

(Picture by Chris_J via Flickr) This is a great time to pray for America and our leaders.

-Believe it or Not—“Hello” and “Good Morning” May be Offensive

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

(Picture via Wikipedia) Here’s the case of a gentleman in Toronto, Canada that was censured by his landlady for saying “hello” and “good Morning” to his neighbors. The offended folks in this case were Muslims and the husband did not think it was proper for his neighbor to even look at his wife much less […]

-Have the Bones of the Apostle Paul Really Been Found?

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

According to an article in the UK Telegraph, Pope Benedict XVI claims that scientific tests confirmed shards found in the underground chamber at the church of St Paul’s-Outside-the-Walls in Rome were from the apostle: "This seems to confirm the unanimous and undisputed tradition that these are the mortal remains of the Apostle Paul." Are these […]

-Obama Gets Daily Devotional on His BlackBerry

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

President Obama told a gathering of religious news reporters today that he receives a daily devotional including a prayer from White House faith director Joshua DuBois every morning on his Blackberry. He said that the “wonderful practice” started during his presidential campaign. Response: This is good news and reassuring—at least the President’s spirituality is not […]

-Iran Scraps Mandatory Death Penalty for ‘Apostates’

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

(Image by BL1961 via Flickr) Iran’s Parliament has dropped the mandatory death penalty for those who leave Islam and convert to other religions. Iran has been under considerable international pressure to drop the ultimate punishment by stoning for ‘apostates’. This comes at a time when the Iranian government has already been under international scrutiny for […]