Religion | PJ Media

Religion

Iraq Begins Documenting Christian Persecution

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 - by Chris Queen

The Iraqi government has for the first time begun collecting and documenting statistics on Christian persecution in the country. Some of the figures include 7,000 violations against property belonging to Christians since 2003 and a decrease in the Christian population of Iraq of over a million during the same timeframe. One report in June claimed […]

Facebook Tells Monsignor to Drop Title or Lose Site (Video)

Friday, August 21st, 2015 - by Debra Heine

Facebook is notoriously sensitive to a wide spectrum of “gender identities” and is eager to accommodate users wherever they see themselves on the spectrum. Facebook now includes nearly 60 new custom options for genders, including: Gender Variant, Genderqueer, Intersex, Neither, Neutrois, Non-binary, Two-Spirit, and Other. But Facebook is not sensitive to titles. Especially religious ones, as a Washington, D.C., area priest recently discovered. […]

Israeli Leaders Unite Across Political Divide Against Iran Deal

Sunday, August 16th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

A delegation of congressional Democrats, 22 in total, was flown into Jerusalem this past week by AIPAC and told in no uncertain terms by a bevy of Israeli politicians that a vote in favor of the Iran deal is a vote against Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was joined by left-wing Zionist Camp leaders Tzipi […]

Israel Holds Off on Joint Military Exercise with U.S. in Wake of Potential Iran Deal

Monday, August 10th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

IMRA picked up on this release from the Israeli Defense Forces: The relations with the USA continue to be very tense: the editorial board of Israel Defense has learnt that Israel declined far-reaching proposals for Israeli-American defense cooperation in the context of a massive joint training exercise, designated Juniper Cobra 16, scheduled for early 2016. The exercise should include […]

ISIS Abducts Christians to Use as ‘Bargaining Chips’

Monday, August 10th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Arab media reports: Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants have abducted hundreds of civilians, including dozens of Christians, from a central Syrian town it captured earlier this week, activists say, a development that has prompted hundreds of Christian families to flee to areas outside the control of the ultra-radical group. Syria-based activists who monitor the group’s activity […]

Archaeologists Unearth Another Impressive Biblical Find

Thursday, August 6th, 2015 - by Chris Queen

Science continues to prove the Bible on a regular basis. This time, archaeologists from Bar-Ilan University in Israel have uncovered what appears to be the hometown of the giant Goliath. The town, called Gath, was occupied until the ninth century B.C. In biblical accounts, the Philistines — the mortal enemies of the Israelites — ruled […]

Camille Paglia Unloads on Feminism, Bill Clinton at Salon and It’s Delicious

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

I’m a Paglia addict, which is why I’m so psyched for her 3-part interview series being released by Salon, liberal bastion that it is. Dear God, don’t let that turn you off. Read this lesbian atheist’s cultural commentary and you’ll find in it the seeds of the equity feminist movement (fancy lingo for the kind of women’s […]

Arab Media Justifies Attack on French Tourist at Al Aqsa Mosque

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

According to blogger Elder of Ziyon, the Arab media has jumped on the story of an “Israeli extremist” attempting to hoist an Israeli flag over the Dome of the Rock, aka the Temple Mount. Championing the Palestinian worshipers at the scene who attacked the man, the Arab media failed to report that he was not, […]

The Religion of Peace Forces Hundreds of Pakistani Girls to Convert Every Year

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 - by Chris Queen

A new report from the Aurat Foundation shows that Muslims in Pakistan force as many as 700 Christian and 300 Hindu girls to convert to Islam every year. Most of these girls are also forced into Muslim marriages. It quotes statistics from the Movement for Solidarity and Peace Pakistan (MSP), which says that an additional […]

Asia Bibi May Go Free After Her Stay of Execution

Friday, July 24th, 2015 - by Chris Queen

Asia Bibi, a  Christian woman sentenced to death in Pakistan for blasphemy against Islam, has had her execution stayed by the Supreme Court of Pakistan, and the court may even reverse the charges against her. Officer for the British Pakistani Christian Association (BPCA), Naveed Aziz, said in an update from the courtroom in Islamabad: “The […]

Haram or Halal? Turkish TV Clerics’ War of Words Over Oral Sex

Friday, July 17th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

After one Muslim televangelist in Turkey got mocked for saying masturbating hands will be pregnant in the afterlife, Islamic clerics in Turkey are getting into more sexytime debates: A popular Muslim televangelist in Turkey has opposed a recent statement by a colleague, who had declared “advanced oral sex” to be forbidden by Islam. “Do not […]

Anjem Choudary Wants You to Have No Fun, Eat No Bacon, Trade No Stocks

Thursday, July 16th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Islam will outlaw ALCOHOL PORK GAMBLING PORN USURY PROMISCUITY FREEMIXING GAYS CINEMAS IDOLATRY INSURANCE STOCKS/SHARES INSULTING PROPHETS — Anjem Choudary (@anjemchoudary) July 16, 2015   British Islamist Anjem Choudary, last seen explaining in USA Today why the Charlie Hebdo victims had it coming, gave his vision of utopia today on Twitter. “A better & superior […]

Georgia’s House Speaker Pushes Protection For Pastors (But Not For Others)

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 - by Chris Queen

In light of the Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide, Georgia’s House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) has proposed legislation for next year’s term that would protect pastors from lawsuits if they refuse requests to marry same-sex couples. Ralston announced the idea at a caucus on the Georgia coast over the weekend. [Ralston] said he […]

‘That’s Not Right’: Pope Not Pleased to Receive Hammer and Sickle Crucifix (Video)

Thursday, July 9th, 2015 - by Debra Heine

In what will probably be the most uncomfortable moment of his tour of South America, Pope Francis rebuked Bolivian president Evo Morales after the left-wing South American leader proudly presented him with a crucifix mounted on a hammer and sickle – the international symbol of Communism. The pontiff politely rejected the item, shaking his head and saying, […]

Episcopal Church Officially A-Okay with Gay Marriage

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 - by Michael Walsh

The first Anthony Kennedy domino falls: Episcopalians overwhelmingly voted Wednesday to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, solidifying the church’s embrace of gay rights that began more than a decade ago with the pioneering election of the first openly gay bishop. The vote came in Salt Lake City at the Episcopal General Convention, just days after […]

‘LoveWins’: Iraq War Vet Amputee Mocked on Twitter, Catholic Priest Spat Upon…

Monday, June 29th, 2015 - by Debra Heine

Lefties are notorious for being sore losers and even sorer winners. Their behavior in the wake of the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage — even as they ironically proclaim “love wins” — is no exception to this rule. Case in point: J.R. Salzman is a disabled Iraq war veteran who lost his right arm below the elbow. […]

Huckabee: People Should ‘Go the Path’ of MLK-Style Civil Disobedience After Marriage Ruling

Monday, June 29th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

GOP presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said conservatives need to pattern civil disobedience after the nation’s great civil-rights hero in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision legalizing same-sex marriage. Huckabee told ABC on Sunday that he was “moved” by the words of plaintiff Jim Obergefell, who wanted to be listed as […]

Barack Obama Takes the Charleston Funeral from the Sacred to the Profane

Friday, June 26th, 2015 - by David Forsmark

  All week, the relatives of the slain in Charleston insisted “this is not about politics,” when asked about topics like the Confederate flag or gun control. They turned the topic to the faith of the fallen and the forgiveness to be found in Christ. That ended Friday when Barack Obama showed up, fresh from his […]

Obama: Gay Marriage Proponents Should ‘Revere Our Deep Commitment to Religious Freedom’

Friday, June 26th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

President Obama lauded today’s 5-4 ruling at the Supreme Court in favor of same-sex marriage as a civil rights victory while the White House Twitter avatar — and Valerie Jarrett’s — went rainbow. The “slow, steady effort” of activists was “rewarded with justice that arrives like a thunderbolt,” he said in Rose Garden remarks. Obama […]

Obama to Mosque Protesters at Ramadan Dinner: ‘Stop Yelling and Start Listening’

Monday, June 22nd, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

President Obama said at tonight’s White House iftar dinner that many Americans don’t know Muslims personally and thus get “distorted” views on the religion’s adherents. The iftar breaks the fast at the end of each day during Ramadan, the Islamic holy month that began last week. Guests at the White House dinner included ambassadors from […]

Washington Reacts to Pope’s Warning Against Turning Earth Into ‘Immense Pile of Filth’

Thursday, June 18th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Few on Capitol Hill didn’t have an opinion on Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical today, which urged people to preserve God’s creation instead of turning Earth into an “immense pile of filth.” “It is not enough to balance, in the medium term, the protection of nature with financial gain, or the preservation of the environment with […]

Obama’s Ramadan Message: ‘A Time to Reinforce Faith, Compassion and Forgiveness’

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

President Obama issued a statement marking the Islamic month of Ramadan, which begins at sundown: As the new crescent moon brings in the holy month of Ramadan, Michelle and I send our warmest greetings to all those observing the month of fasting in the United States and around the world. Ramadan is a time in […]

Tennessee Pastor Teaches Congregation a Lesson in Forgiveness

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 - by Chris Queen

In November 1986, Phillip Robinson was working in his father’s store while Wayne Robinson went to the bank. He had no idea that he would never see his father alive again. Someone came in the store and said a shooting had taken place. “I was so wrapped up in my own world … and figured […]

Leaked Doc Reveals: Pope Enraged Over Climate Change, Calls for Redistribution of Wealth

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

For those still unconvinced that the current pope was raised under a Soviet-inspired pro-socialist climate, the UK Independent reports: Pope Francis warned that the world is heading for “unprecedented destruction” unless mankind confronts climate change and reforms the way it treats the planet, as the most eagerly anticipated papal document in living memory was leaked. In […]

Jewish Americans Prefer Netanyahu to Obama in Latest Poll

Monday, June 15th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

As the Mad Voter Roger L. Simon contemplates whether or not Michael Oren’s new book will change the Jewish vote, the latest J Street poll shows that Obama’s latest attempts to “woo” the Jewish community have had zero impact. Despite a less-than-schmoozy synagogue visit and the interviews granted to the usual Jewish suspects, the president’s approval […]

ISIS Supporters Provoke Israel, Rest of World Says ‘Eh, It’s the Weekend’

Monday, June 8th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

.@IsraeliPM @netanyahu scathing against intl comm for hypocrisy & silence in wake of #Gaza rocket attacks on #Israel! pic.twitter.com/BMotJIzKRg — Arsen Ostrovsky (@Ostrov_A) June 7, 2015 Rocket fire from the Gaza Strip into Israel has resumed intermittently over the past week and into the weekend. The third attack came on Saturday, June 6, when a […]

In Minnesota, Criminal Charges Against the Catholic Archdiocese for ‘Pedophile’ Priest

Sunday, June 7th, 2015 - by Michael Walsh

The ex-Father Curtis Wehmeyer is not a pedophile, of course, except in the most general sense of the term; he’s a male homosexual child molester, like almost all the priests in the ongoing scandal that has seriously damaged the Catholic Church in Europe and America. Here’s the latest: Prosecutors in Minnesota brought criminal charges on Friday […]

Meet the Terrible Porn Publisher Behind the Outing of the Duggar Abuse Story

Saturday, June 6th, 2015 - by Paula Bolyard

In an interview with Fox News host Megyn Kelly that ran on Friday, two of the Duggar daughters who were victims of their brother’s inappropriate sexual touching called out the magazine that illegally released the records that not only revealed the identity of their brother Josh (who was a juvenile at the time), but also […]

TSA Missed Weapons and Explosives In Almost All Test Cases

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015 - by Michael Walsh

Feel safer now? ABC News is reporting that, in an internal investigation conducted by the Department of Homeland Security, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) failed to detect banned weapons and fake explosives smuggled in by undercover agents posing as passengers 95% of the time. The trials were conducted at the busiest U.S. airports and agents […]

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 http://t.co/DqDvE6OQWV #obama #radical #islam pic.twitter.com/ybjIbki8AE — ~~~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 […]