Tag: Christianity

Lahore Bombing: Suicide Attack Kills 72 in Park on Easter Sunday

LAHORE, Pakistan — At least 72 people were killed and more than 320 others injured when a suicide bomber targeting Christians blew himself up at a busy park in Lahore on Sunday, officials said.   “Mostly women and children are killed and injured in the blast,” Lahore Police Chief Haider Ashraf said, adding that the […]

Lahore attack: Christian leaders express horror at massacre

Father Federico Lombardi, the pope’s spokesman, said: “Once again cowardly murderous hatred rages on the most defenceless.” Christian minorities had been struck by “fanatical violence”, he added.   Justin Welby, the archbishop of Canterbury and leader of the worldwide Anglican communion, tweeted: “We pray for the victims of Lahore to the crucified God, who brings […]

Why It Feels Like a ‘Crime’ to Be Christian in Pakistan

But the modern reality is very different. Most people in Pakistan are Muslims and Jinnah’s imagined secular state has become increasingly theocratic after decades of dictatorships and official Islamism. Christians, particularly the poor belonging to the agricultural center and north of the country, are considered outcasts by many and find themselves pushed to the edge […]

Six Reasons Why ISIS Attacks on Christians Should…

his evening, the US House of Representatives voted unanimously that groups such as ISIS are committing genocide against Christians and other minorities in the Middle East.   By Thursday, Secretary of State John Kerry must tell Congress (thanks to a separate measure) whether the State Department agrees or not.   CT asked international religious freedom […]

Christian targeted for ‘personal destruction’ has new hope

The Washington Supreme Court has agreed to review the case against a florist who was penalized for following her Christian faith and refusing to support a “gay wedding” with her artistic talent.   The brief order from the Supreme Court of Washington was signed by Barbara Madsen, the chief justice, and said tersely that the […]

Rev. Cruz: ‘Separation of Church and State’ Is a ‘Lie’

Commenting on America’s moral decline, evangelical pastor Rafael Cruz said the silence of the church during cultural upheavals was partly to blame, such as during the removal of prayer and the Bible from the public schools, and he added that for too long “the church has believed this lie of separation of church and state.”   During […]

Christians helping migrants should not try to convert them, says cardinal

Christians assisting migrants should love them “without hidden intentions” and not try to convert them, the prefect for the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith has said.   Cardinal Gerhard Müller said said that proselytism “is practically a manipulation of the conscience” and that the church’s mission is to help mankind relate to and love […]

Fox News host sees dire future for evangelicals

Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro said during a speech in Tennessee that Christians are in danger of losing their rights because the liberal mindset of modern times is all things anti-Christian are A-OK.   Speaking to a crowd at the NRB International Media Convention in Nashville, Pirro said, Western Journalism reported: Americans can’t rely […]

Judge clears Kentucky clerk who refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses

The federal judge who threw Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis in jail last year for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples said she had not interfered with the process since her release, and that licenses with her name removed should still be valid.   U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning ruled late on […]

Isis: European Parliament recognises Christian and Yazidi mass slaughter as genocide

The European Parliament has unanimously passed a resolution recognising the Islamic State’s (Isis) slaughter of religious minorities, including Christians and Yazidis, as genocide. The historic action on 4 February marks the first time the body has officially acknowledged an ongoing conflict as genocide.   IS (Daesh) has committed numerous atrocities against ethnic and religious minorities, […]