Tag: Christianity

Big decision for fire chief axed for saying gay sex ‘unnatural’

Cochran alleges that Mayor Muhammad Kasim Reed unjustly firing him because of his religious beliefs.   Cochran authored a Christian devotional book for men that included a chapter on sexuality in which he was critical of homosexuality, describing it as unnatural and unbiblical. He wrote the book, “Who Told You That You Are Naked,” on […]

North Korea Sentences Canadian Pastor to Hard Labor for Life

Xinhua had no further details. North Korea’s official KCNA news agency has not reported on the court’s decision.   North Korea has previously sentenced a Korean-American missionary, Kenneth Bae, to 15 years of hard labor but released him last year after holding him for two years.   In July, Lim appeared at a news conference […]

Pope Francis closes Africa tour with poignant plea for unity at besieged mosque in CAR

By the time he had left for the airport, thousands of people had followed his example and crossed into the neighbourhood chanting “war is over” in the local Sango language – a sign that, at least for a day, his message – that Christians and Muslims had long lived peacefully together here and that religion […]

Eve Of Destruction: Middle East Christianity Doomed, Aid Group Warns

The alarming rate of decline in the Biblical heartlands means the religion could vanish in areas it has called home for millennia unless the world steps in, says the international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need.   In a report titled Persecuted & Forgotten? disturbing data outlines the plunging numbers of Christians in the part of […]

On the brink: Christianity facing Middle East purge within decade, says group

The dwindling Christian population of the Middle East could vanish completely within a decade unless the global community intervenes, say alarmed aid groups who say followers of the Bible are being killed, driven from their land or forced to renounce their faith at an unprecedented pace.   The world has largely stood by as a […]

Al-Qaida: ISIS divides Muslims instead of targeting Jews and Christians

In response to a recent ISIS statement stating the illegitimacy of all other jihadi groups, al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula and al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb released a joint video statement on Monday denouncing the group that controls large swathes of Syria and Iraq, The Middle East Media Research Institute has reported.   In his […]

How Academic Standards Promoting Islam Have Invaded America’s Classrooms

A mindset that has gradually led American parents to leave the education of their children — unchecked — to schools and elitists has spawned controversies such as the promotion of Islam in classrooms and the unpopular Common Core standards.   Eruptions have occurred in more states recently over the promotion of Islam – and the […]

Christian persecution spikes in Pakistan, prompting calls for US to exert pressure

Violence against Christians is on the rise in Pakistan, where a disturbing trend of attacks by Islamist fanatics has made life inside the U.S. ally hell for religious minorities.   The 97-percent Muslim nation that straddles the Middle East and Asia is one of the most dangerous places in the world for Christians, according to […]

Vladimir Putin’s Syrian bombing campaign ‘has the support of Christians’

According to Jean-Clement Jeanbart, a Catholic archbishop in the city, Syrians are “feeling relaxed” about Moscow’s air strikes.   He said people were “generally feeling positive” about the Russian pounding of ISIS targets, saying it gave them fresh hope of an end to the four-year civil war.   He added: “Things have begun to change […]

Danish Christian Ejected From Temple Mount

Danish Christian pro-Israel activist, Jane Kiel, was removed from the Temple Mount on Wednesday by Muslim authority police because she might pray there. Just as shocking was the claim by the guard that the entire mount is a mosque.   Kiel is a resident of Jerusalem and as an activist is known as ‘Jerusalem Jane’. […]