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Same-Sex Marriage: North Carolina Gov. Vetos Religious Liberty Bill Protecting Magistrates, Judges

Friday, May 29th, 2015 - by Leslie Loftis

Back in April, two long-serving magistrates in North Carolina sued North Carolina. They wanted to recuse themselves from performing same sex marriage ceremonies since, as Christians, they believe a marriage is the union between a man and a woman. The North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts told them they must perform all marriages. If […]

Are India’s Religious Minorities Better Off a Year in to the Modi Administration?

Thursday, May 28th, 2015 - by Chris Queen

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been in office now for a year, and despite his promises of protection of India’s religious minorities, those minorities have seen continued attacks at the hands of militant Hindu groups. Modi’s landslide victory in May 2014 drew statements of hope from representatives of India’s religious minorities, while others expressed […]

ISIS Likes to Talk About Sex, Baby, as a Terror Tactic

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Zainab Bangura headed a United Nations unit of sex crime investigators that recently completed a five year study of “the world’s war zones for evidence of forced marriages, slavery and mass rape.” Guess which area not only topped, but set new “standards” for gross crimes against women? The region infiltrated by ISIS. Bangura remarks: During […]

Muslim Televangelist: Masturbating Men Will Make Their Hands Pregnant

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Mucahid Cihad Han is a Muslim televangelist of sorts. On Turkey’s 2000 TV Sunday, he sat there with his laptop answering questions about what’s haram or halal, and received one question that, based on the uproarious Twitter reaction, may have just been thrown out at the cleric as bait. The concerned viewer told the “self-styled” […]

The 33 Radical Islamic Problems Obama Chooses to Ignore

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

#US conducts raid on #ISIS in #Syria, kills top official #obama #radical #islam — ~~~mððnie (@mmmoonie) May 16, 2015 In need of a little light reading on Islamic terror at home and abroad? Check out the ZOA’s litany of incidents of radical Islamic terror at home and abroad that President Barack Obama has […]

Obama’s Big Brass Clanging Tablets on Display at D.C. Synagogue

Friday, May 22nd, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

President Obama lectured Jews on Jewish values. Apparently he thinks being exterminated is a key Jewish value. — Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) May 22, 2015 Let’s make one thing perfectly clear: This Friday, hours before Shabbat is set to begin and one day before the holiday of Shavuot starts, President Obama walked into a D.C. synagogue […]

Evangelicals to Bring Christian College Students to Israel

Monday, May 18th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Birthright Isn’t Just for Jews! Covenant Journey 2 bring 100′s of Christian students 2 #Israel — Adam Milstein (@AdamMilstein) May 17, 2015 Christian? In college? Want to go to Israel for $500? Haaretz reports: Conservative Jewish funders and Christian donors of Hobby Lobby fame have joined forces to launch a Christian Birthright trip, modeled after […]

Did the U.S. Just Agree to Support Arab Forces in a War Against Israel?

Sunday, May 17th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

On Thursday, the White House released the rather long-winded “U.S.- Gulf Cooperation Council Camp David Joint Statement” as an appeasement to our Arab allies in the region in the wake of negotiations with Iran. Mainstream outlets reported the statement using the following language: President Barack Obama has vowed to back Gulf allies against any “external […]

Common Core: Creating a Productive Citizenry of Sex-Bots

Thursday, May 14th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

According to the National Sexuality Education Standards for Common Core, children as young as the second grade are expected to comprehend that gender is a cultural construct. By 5th grade they need to be able to identify what HIV is and how to prevent it medically. By the end of 8th grade they need to […]

Christians in Yemen Face ‘Terrible’ Conditions

Thursday, May 14th, 2015 - by Chris Queen

Since tensions flared up in Yemen this spring, Christians in the city of Aden have faced what the Anglican bishop of Cyprus and the Gulf has referred to as “terrible” conditions, even as tensions appear to have died down. More than 600 people have been killed in the city and 3,000 wounded, while 22,000 residents […]

Women Prove the Strongest Supporters of HR36 Act Banning 20 Week Abortions

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

I will proudly be casting a vote in favor today. #HR36 — Rep. Robert Aderholt (@Robert_Aderholt) May 13, 2015 According to the Washington Post: In fact, of four major polls conducted in recent weeks on the 20-week abortion ban, each one shows women are actually more supportive of the law than men. A new Quinnipiac […]

On ‘Broad Cooperation’ Visit to Russia, Kerry Chides Ukraine

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

President Vladimir Putin showed up for his Sochi meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry today, prompting Kerry to gush at a press conference later that he was “particularly grateful” to Putin “for the very significant and serious conversation that he engaged in, for the very significant amount of time that he committed to this […]

NYT Columnist Stamps Tiny Feet, Demands Catholic Church Must Feminize

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 - by Michael Walsh

New York Times columnist Frank Bruni, who seems to have replaced Frank Rich on the pro-gay, anti-Catholic beat, continues to carry his newspaper’s water in its ongoing campaign to destroy the Church as founded, and replace it with a newer, gayer and more feminine Vatican: Like a Pringles vendor sounding an alarm about obesity, Pope […]

The Foot in Mouth Disease Common Among Middle Class White Chicks

Monday, May 4th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Twit(ter)-feminist Megan Tyler blathers on about the evils of “choice feminism” pop culture’s current interpretation of the fight for women’s rights as nothing more than the right to sexually abuse yourself or others in the name of vaginas everywhere: … the choice arguments are fundamentally flawed because they assume a level of unmitigated freedom for women […]

Why Is the State Department Barring an Iraqi Nun from Entering the United States?

Friday, May 1st, 2015 - by Debra Heine

Every member of a delegation of Iraqi minority groups has been granted visas to visit Washington for official meetings — except one. An Iraqi nun, who is a representative of the Nineveh Christians who have been forced to flee Iraq or be slaughtered by ISIS, has been barred from entering the United States by the Obama administration. […]

Obama’s Lawyer Basically Tells SCOTUS That Religious Schools Are Toast

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 - by Paula Bolyard

During oral arguments made in the same-sex marriage case heard by the Supreme Court on Tuesday (Obergefell v. Hodges), Justices Roberts and Alito questioned Solicitor General Donald Verrilli about the rights of religious schools if the Court decides to impose same-sex marriage on the states. Justice Roberts asked if religious schools that provide housing to married […]

Why Would the United Methodist Church Want to Remove a Popular Pastor?

Monday, April 27th, 2015 - by Chris Queen

Still Waters United Methodist Church occupies an idyllic location in a beautiful neighborhood in Atlanta. The church has been in existence for about 15 years and has had one pastor leading the congregation — Dr. Carole Hulslander. The members of Still Waters have built the church literally with their own hands, giving both money and […]

African Christians Vow to Move On in the Face of Persecution

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 - by Chris Queen

Three months after a brutal attack at the hands of a Muslim mob, Christians in the west African nation of Niger have vowed to rebuild and move on. Ten people lost their lives and hundreds were injured when Muslim mobs went on the deadly rampage in early January. [...] It happened January 17, just 10 […]

Remembering Mark Harding, the man “sentenced to Islam” before 9/11

Monday, April 20th, 2015 - by Kathy Shaidle

Tonight I’ll be attending a memorial service for Toronto pastor Mark Harding. A friend remembers: Let me just say now that what shortened his life and caused his untimely death was his passion to help others. He was one of the first Christian ministers to see the threat of the militant Islam. He didn’t hate […]

Egyptian TV Host Begs Netanyahu to Bomb Iran

Monday, April 13th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Via IMRA: “Our dear friend Netanyahu. Please – Iran faces you and the Bushehr reactor faces you. Put your trust in God and bomb it. We are with you. And if you need fuel for the jets we will give it to you.” Those were the words of Egyptian television presenter Tawfik Okasha, owner of the private […]

Did Jesus Go to Hell? Damn Right He Did

Friday, April 10th, 2015 - by Michael Walsh

Here’s the relevant passage from the Apostles’ Creed: … conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended into hell; on the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty… (Scriptural adumbrations and […]

This Poll About Gays and Evangelical Christians Might Just Change How You Think About This Whole Debate

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 - by Paula Bolyard

Which group do you think is more popular in the United States — evangelical Christians or gay people?   According to a recent poll conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner for the Human Rights Campaign, gay and lesbian people are now more popular than evangelical Christians. The survey of 1000 likely 2016 voters nationwide asked respondents about […]

Halal or Haram? Turkey Fatwa Weighs in on Toilet Paper

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Turkey’s Diyanet, or Directorate of Religious Affairs, issued a fatwa on the use of toilet paper, according to Hurriyet Daily News. The verdict? It’s permissible if you need it, but haram if water is your first option for lavatory cleansing. “If water cannot be found for cleansing, other cleaning materials can be used. Even though […]

At Prayer Breakfast, Obama Reflects on ‘Less Than Loving Expressions by Christians’

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

With an apparent reference to his critics, President Obama quipped at this morning’s Easter prayer breakfast about less-than-Christian things he hears. “On Easter, I do reflect on the fact that as a Christian, I am supposed to love. And I have to say that sometimes when I listen to less than loving expressions by Christians, […]

Want to Solve the Gay Marriage Issue? Get Rid of Voters Over 50

Monday, April 6th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Amy Walter, bigwig political analyst, has found the solution to the gay marriage issue in America: Pick up and move everyone over 50 out of the country. Especially if they’re evangelical Christians. “This is not an issue in which Republicans can win. …Even when you look at Evangelical younger folks, they have moved on on […]

When Jews Flee, Christians Become the Target

Saturday, April 4th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Israel National News reports on Israel’s UN Ambassador Ron Prosor’s latest speech to the United Nations Security Council regarding the grotesque mistreatment of Christians in the Islamic world: Amb. Prosor began by explaining that these days, as the Jewish Passover approaches, there is a terrible new “exodus” that is plaguing the Middle East, one “driven […]

Is It Militant Atheists Who Run the New Canada?

Saturday, April 4th, 2015 - by Kathy Shaidle

  What does it say to persecuted Christians who’ve fled to Canada as refugees, just to see their beliefs being trashed by militant atheists after they get here? That’s one of the thought-provoking observations MP James Lunney made during this lengthy interview with Brian Lilley of Lunney was a Conservative MP, but last week […]

Story About First Business to ‘Publicly Vow to Reject Gay Weddings’ Was Fabricated Out of Nothing

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 - by Scott Ott

The Huffington Post headline screams: Indiana’s Memories Pizza Reportedly Becomes First Business To Reject Catering Gay Weddings Memories Pizza is a nine-year-old shop in downtown Walkerton, Indiana, just a few blocks from John Glenn High School. It’s owned by an openly-Christian couple, the O’Connors, who decorate their shop with mementos of their faith in Christ. […]

Charges Dropped Against Street Preacher (Thanks to Canada’s ‘Rebels’)

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 - by Kathy Shaidle

Another win for Canadian free-speech hero Ezra Levant and his viewers at Last year, Rev. David Lynn was fined by Toronto police for “busking without a license.” The trouble is: He was preaching at Toronto’s lively Yonge & Dundas intersection, where actual musical buskers — and, not incidentally, Muslim proselytizers — generally make lots of […]

Poll: Voters Confused on Religious Liberty

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 - by Liz Sheld

Rasmussen has a new poll out today on the hot topic of religious liberty. Religious liberty is in the news because Governor Mike Pence of Indiana signed a bill into law that essentially prohibits the government from “substantially burdening” a citizen’s exercise of religion unless there is a “compelling” government interest.  Opponents of the bill […]

Indiana’s Governor Seeks Clarification on Religious Freedom Legislation

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 - by Chris Queen

In the face of criticism from many areas of society, Indiana’s governor Mike Pence is seeking clarification on a religious freedom bill he signed into law last week. Pence made the announcement Tuesday, acknowledging his state has a “perception problem” over the law designed to protect religious liberty. Since Pence signed the bill into law […]

NY Times Shocking Revelation: Evangelical Rubes Risk Their Lives to Help Poor, Black Foreigners

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 - by Scott Ott

In news that must have shocked the vast majority of New York Times subscribers, columnist Nicholas Kristof this week divulged that he has seen evangelical Christians doing selfless, crucial service in the world’s most dangerous places among the most desperately poor, even though liberals know evangelicals are religious bumpkins. Today, among urban Americans and Europeans, […]

Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Case Involving Worship in NYC Public Schools

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 - by Chris Queen

On March 30, the Supreme Court declined to review a case involving which groups can meet after hours in New York City’s public schools. The Bronx Household of Faith, a small congregation, sued the city over its policy. The city permits groups to rent school facilities for extended periods of time for “social, civic and […]

I’m Only Going to Do Business in States That Support the First Amendment From Now On

Monday, March 30th, 2015 - by Paula Bolyard

This protest movement against Indiana’s Religious-Freedom Restoration Act has gotten completely out of hand. The outrage is based on lies, misinformation, and propaganda about things that are not even in the law. Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote in a Washington Post editorial that the new law says “individuals can cite their personal religious beliefs to […]

The One Important Fact Every Media Report Left Out About That ‘Town That Banned Swearing’

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 - by Kathy Shaidle

  A week or so ago, everyone was having lots of Footloose-joke fun at the expense of Canada’s “The Town That Dreaded Curse Words”: Taber, Alberta — population around 8,000 — has not only banned swearing, but “yelling and screaming” are now also against the law in the small community. Serious questions came up, too, […]