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Archive for July, 2014

-Obama Nominates Rabbi for Religious Freedom Ambassador

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

                               (Rabbi Saperstein:  US Department of Labor) President Obama has finally gotten around to replacing the United States Ambassador-at-large for International Religious Freedom. Rabbi David Saperstein is the first non-Christian to be nominated for that position which was vacated in October, 2013. Here’s the story from Christianity Today: The press statement said: “Today, President Barack […]

-Appeals Court: ‘Ground Zero Cross’ Can Stay at 9/11 Museum

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

English: A cross at Ground Zero. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a lawsuit by an theist group to have the ‘Ground Zero’ Cross’ removed from the 9/11 museum. Here’s the story from the Huffington Post: A cross-shaped beam from the wreckage of the World Trade Center can remain on […]

-UPDATE: Sudanese Christian Woman Released and Now in Italy

Monday, July 28th, 2014

         ( Pope Francis: Catholic Church (England and Wales)) UPDATE on the update: Mariam Ibrahim met with Pope Francis who commended her for her faith and courage. (Lapo Pistelli: Wikipedia) The Sudanese Christian woman who was sentenced to death and later released, then was  detained at the airport when she and her American husband and […]

-Mosul: Then There Were Nun

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

A Lack of Response in the West to ‘Religious Genocide’ (Nun: Arabic letter and Muslim Symbol for Christians) Shortly after ISIS took over in Mosul every Christian home, business, institution, and church were marked and spray painted with the letter ‘Nun’ which is the Muslim symbol for  ‘Nasara‘ (Nazarenes) the historical Muslim name for Christians. […]

-Obama’s Executive Order Discriminates Against Christian Organizations and Colleges

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

                                                  (Photo credit: Wikipedia) President Obama signed an executive order this week that willfully discriminates against Christian organizations and colleges. The order demands that businesses and organizations that receive federal funds must hire LGBT folks regardless of religious belief or practice. In the process, the President ignored the pleas of major religious leaders across the […]

-Boston: Pro-Palestinian Mob Shouts: “Jews Back to Birkenau”

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

             (Photo credit: Wikipedia) All across America, mostly on college campuses, and in Europe also there are a number of demonstrations supporting Hamas and the Palestinians along with counter displays of support for Israel. Unfortunately anti-Semitism has once more raised its ugly head in the midst of the conflict. In Boston the police had to […]

-ISIS Demands Christians Leave Mosul or Be Executed

Monday, July 21st, 2014

The leader of the new Islamic State in Iraq and Syria demanded last week that all Christians in the lands that he ruled over either convert, pay a special tax, leave, or die . Those who did flee were expected to leave behind all of their possessions and funds. However, it became even worse for […]

-Florida: County Judge Allows Same-Sex Marriage in the Keys

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

                                      (Same-Sex Marriage map: Wikipedia) The judicial activism continues when it comes to same-sex marriage. In the latest example a County judge in the Florida Keys over-ruled state law to allow homosexual marriages in his county. Here’s the story from the World Mag: …Circuit Judge Luis M. Garcia agreed with plaintiffs who argued Florida’s voter-approved […]

-Support For Radical Islamists Declining Among Muslims?

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

A survey conducted by Pew Research in 14 Muslim countries indicates that the support for radical Islamist groups is declining among Muslims. This probably reflects the fact that most of the time other Muslims are the victims of Islamist group activity. Here’s the story from Pew: As well-publicized bouts of violence, from civil war to […]

-Christian Publishers Dealing With An Uncertain Future Over Homosexuality?

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

                         (Photo credit: Mr.TinDC) We recently made an observation that all Christian churches and organizations would soon have to publically declare where they stand on homosexuality and same-sex marriage. Already some Christian publishers are having to choose whether to publish books with non-traditional unorthodox views on the subject or not. At least one publisher has […]