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Archive for September, 2012

-Re: ‘The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife’

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

From NY Times: CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A historian of early Christianity at Harvard Divinity School has identified a scrap of papyrus that she says was written in Coptic in the fourth century and contains a phrase never seen in any piece of Scripture: “Jesus said to them, ‘My wife …’ ” The faded papyrus fragment […]

-Pope Calls on Arab Nations to Respect ‘All’ Religions

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

       (Photo credit: Wikipedia) In the midst of all of the trouble in the Middle East over an ‘anti-Islam’ online video, Pope Benedict visited Lebanon and made several key addresses. In one he called on the Muslim Arab countries to respect ‘all’ religions. here’s the story from the Christian post: At an open-air mass attended […]

-Florida Couple Face Fines for Hosting Bible Study

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

From Todd Starnes, Fox news: A Florida family is facing fines for hosting a weekly Bible study in their home – an act that city officials argue violates zoning codes. Shane and Marlen Roessiger, of Venice, Fla. are facing a $250 per day fine for hosting Friday night prayer and Bible study gatherings that are […]

-Egypt’s PM: US Must Limit Free Speech and Criminalize Criticism of Islam

Monday, September 17th, 2012

In an interview with the BBC, Egypt’s Prime Minister Hisham Qandil called on the United States administration to take the necessary steps to end anti-Islam insults. He recognized that the US government did not produce the amateur film in question but nevertheless needs to do something about it anyway: When the prime minister was asked […]

-Obama Administration Asks Supreme Court to Rule Over DOMA

Monday, September 17th, 2012

                                        (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Here’s a story you may have missed with all of the controversy and demonstrations going on in the Middle East: From Reuters:  The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to consider two additional legal challenges to a federal law that defines marriage as between a man and […]

-US Administration Outs Anti-Islam ‘Film’ Maker

Friday, September 14th, 2012

From USA Today: WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities have identified a Coptic Christian in southern California who is on probation after his conviction for financial crimes as the key figure behind the anti-Muslim film that ignited mob violence against U.S. embassies across the Mideast, a U.S. law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Thursday. […]

-Attacks on US Embassies Expand While ‘Useful Idiots’ Respond

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

This morning (Thursday 9/13/12) we woke up to find that not only is the American embassy still under attack in Egypt but now there are also mobs assailing our embassies and consulates in Yemen, Tunisia, Bangladesh, Sudan, and even in Berlin, Germany, with rising tensions also in Afghanistan. Meanwhile President Obama continues on his way […]

-Islamists Kill US Ambassador in Libya and Embassy Attacked in Egypt Over a Movie?

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

The stories sound strange and make very little sense to those of us in Western countries but the damage and the deaths are real. According to reports US embassies were under attack yesterday on the 9/11 anniversary in Libya and Egypt over some movie which no one can name that supposedly insults Muhammad. Mobs apparently […]

-9/11: A Time to Remember and Look Towards the Future

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Then: Now: Our family visited the 9/11 Memorial in NY City 10 days ago and found it to be an experience that is nearly impossible to put into words.The site is huge and nearly everywhere you look there is new construction going on. We quietly filed into the memorial grounds with thousands of others but […]

-Iran: Christian Pastor Released From Jail

Sunday, September 9th, 2012

From Fox News: Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, who was originally sentenced to death in his native country for his Christian faith, was acquitted of apostasy charges and released from custody. Nadarkhani, 32, was imprisoned for three years and waiting execution for refusing to renounce his Christian faith. His charges were lowered to evangelizing to Muslims, […]