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Archive for March, 2012

-Syria: Christians Have Much to Lose

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Bashar and Asma al-Assad, President and first-wife of Syria. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Last year with the coming of the ‘Arab Spring,’ the popular notion projected and supported by the Western media was that oppressed people in the Middle East were rising up against their long-time ruthless dictators seeking Western-style democracy. Since that time, in every […]

-Obama Proposes an Expanded ‘Religious Exemption’ for Birth-Control Mandate?

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

                                             (Image via Wikipedia) A new proposal by the Obama administration for an expanded religious exemption was reportedly contained within Friday’s 32-page document dump on the birth-control mandate. The first reports on the administration document emphasized that the HHS contraceptive mandate was now going to be expanded to include coverage for all students including those […]

-Obama Doubles Down on Contraceptive Mandate to Include Students

Friday, March 16th, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 16, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com): In a move that is likely to reignite the ire of religious leaders, late Friday afternoon the Obama administration announced a proposal that would require universities, including religious universities, to provide contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs to their students, as well as their employees, without a co-pay. This appears […]

-Grand Mufti Calls for Destruction of All Churches in Region

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

                                            (Image via Wikipedia) The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, recently called for the destruction of all Christian churches in the region. This declaration came in response to an inquiry by a delegation from Kuwait. Raymond Ibrahim reports: According to several Arabic news sources, last Monday, Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin […]

-Pakistan: Christian Woman Charged with ‘Blasphemy’ for Refusing to Covert

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

                                          (Image via Wikipedia) FORT ABBAS, Pakistan, March 12 (Compass Direct New): – A young mother has been falsely accused of “blaspheming” Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, because she rebuffed attempts by relatives who had converted to Islam to force her to renounce her Christian faith, family members said. Police arrested 26-year-old Shamim Bibi, mother […]

-Episcopal Church Releases New ‘Same-Sex Marriage’ Rites

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

                             (Image via Wikipedia) The Episcopal Church USA just released a draft of the new same-sex marriage rites that are being developed for official use across the denomination. The church is already involved in conducting same–sex marriages in states that allow for it but there is no formal denominational liturgy for the ceremonies. Also, same-sex […]