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Archive for November, 2010

-Thou Shall Not Use Facebook?

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

                                     ( Logo via Wikipedia) a New Jersey pastor has added a new commandment to the list that he expects his leaders to abide by: ‘Thou shall not use Facebook’. The Rev. Cedric Miller of Living Word Christian Fellowship Church in Neptune, NJ has ordered his staff of 50 married church leaders to delete their […]

-Christians are Systematically being Killed in Iraq

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

  Christians Continue to be targeted and killed by by Muslim extremists in Iraq.  Tuesday a six-year-old girl and her Christian father were killed by a car bomb in Mosul. On Monday in Mosul, gunmen barged into a home and killed two Christian men in their living room. Today on Wednesday the bullet-riddled body of […]

-US Catholic Bishops Going Conservative?

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

(Image by photoactionusa via Flickr) Today (Tuesday) Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan of New York was elected as the new president over the U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Archbishop Dolan is said to be more of a traditionalist theologically and a moderate conservative. The election caught many church observers by surprise since traditionally the bishops […]

-Westboro Protesters Blocked Again

Monday, November 15th, 2010

                               (McAlester, OK via Wikipedia) A half a dozen protestors from the Westboro ( Pseudo ) Baptist Church were blocked again from protesting a military funeral by over 1,000 local protestors in McAlester, Oklahoma who showed up to honor the fallen and protest the protestors. The funeral was for McAlester resident Army Sgt. Jason James […]

-International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

Today is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church –sponsored by Open Doors. Please pray for Christians under persecution around the world. Remember Iraqi Christians in particular and others in the Middle East. Also pray for the Christian community in China and Pakistan where they are supposed to have a little freedom but […]

-India: Christians Still facing Oppression in Orissa

Friday, November 12th, 2010

                                          (Orissa via Wikipedia) It has been two years since 50,000 Christians were kicked from their homes in a rampage that resulted in over 100 killed, 4,640 houses burned, 252 churches and 13 Christian schools destroyed. according to a recent report: “Despite the state administration’s claim of normalcy a state of lawlessness and utter fear […]

-UN: Saudi Arabia Elected to New Women’s Rights Agency?

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

(by retlaw snellac via Flickr) Yesterday the United Nations announced that Saudi Arabia had been selected to be part of the new ‘Women’s Rights’ agency being formed by the international body to promote equality for women around the world. Response: This is the same Saudi Arabia where women are not even allowed to drive or […]

-Laos: Authorities Threaten to Expel More Christians from Katin village

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

From:  DUBLIN (Compass Direct News) – “Officials in Katin village, southern Laos have ordered six more Christian families to renounce their faith or face expulsion in early January, advocacy group Human Rights Watch for Lao Religious Freedom (HRWLRF) reported Tuesday.” The Katin village chief and the religious affairs officer recently threatened six families that had […]

-Oklahoma: Federal Judge Blocks Sharia Ban

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

(Image via Wikipedia) Chief Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange, of U.S. District Court in Oklahoma City issued a temporary restraining order blocking the state Election Board from certifying a measure that would ban Sharia (Muslim) law in the State. The measure -State Question 755- forbids state courts from using or referring to “international law or Sharia Law” […]

-Bhutan: Christianity Could Soon be Officially Recognized

Monday, November 8th, 2010

(Emblem of Bhutan –Wikipedia) According to Compass Direct News, the Buddhist country of Bhutan could soon officially recognize Christianity. The government agency that regulates religious organizations in Bhutan will discuss how to proceed in officially registering a representative Christian organization at its next meeting in December according to the agency secretary Dorji Tshering. Currently only […]