Tag: Christianity

Pope Francis draws criticism over Protestant concessions

Pope Francis has come under fire from traditional Catholics who are growing alarmed that the Vatican is making too many concessions to Protestants – specifically, Lutherans – in the pope’s effort to foster Christian unity.   Traditionalists are crying foul over what they are calling “unprecedented expressions of openness … towards Lutheranism,” from moves as […]

Is Trump missing this essential part of the Christian faith?

Spirited Debate: Dr. Robert Jeffress weighs in on Trump’s faith amid push for Evangelical voters.

German minister urges Merkel to prepare border closures

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s transport minister has urged her to prepare to close Germany’s borders to stem an influx of asylum seekers, arguing that Berlin must act alone if it cannot reach a Europe-wide deal on refugees.   Alexander Dobrindt said Germany could no longer show the world a “friendly face” – a phrase used by […]

Christians flee growing persecution in Africa and Middle East

Religious persecution is on the rise in Africa and the Middle East, forcing millions of Christians to flee their homes for overcrowded refugee camps and the risks of smuggling routes to Europe, according to a report.   The targeting of Christians has worsened over the past year, says Open Doors, a charity that monitors religiously […]

Pastor who said Islam was ‘doctrine spawned in hell’ is cleared by court

A born-again Christian pastor who denounced Islam as “heathen”, “satanic” and a “doctrine spawned in hell” has been cleared after a three-day trial in a verdict that upheld the right to offend under the principle of freedom of expression.   James McConnell, 78, was prosecuted under the Communications Act after making his remarks when preaching […]

ISIS Continues to Ransack Christian Churches, Homes, and Cemeteries

Continuing its onslaught against Christians in the Middle East, ISIS has laid waste to numerous Assyrian churches and homes in Iraq while vandalizing Christian monasteries and cemeteries throughout the region.   Last week, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria turned 10 Assyrian homes into ruins while injuring several in a bomb blast that also […]

Costly beliefs: State squeezes last penny from bakers who defied lesbian-wedding cake order

Melissa Klein was checking her bank accounts just a few weeks before Christmas when her face turned ashen. The money was gone – every single penny.   Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries had confiscated all the cash in Mrs. Klein’s checking account and savings account as well as a special account set aside for […]

Oregon’s Bakers Take Next Step in Fight For Conscience Rights, While Media Erroneously Claim Gay Victory

The two Oregon cake-makers fined by the state for not selling a cake with a pro-gay message to a lesbian couple are fighting for their legal rights, amid misleading media reports.   The cake-makers issued their new statement after media reports erroneously claimed that a bond-like payment of almost $140,000 lodged with a state agency […]

Oregon bakery owners pay more than $135G in damages over refusal to make cake for gay wedding

The owners of an Oregon bakery who denied service to a same-sex couple have paid more than $135,000 in state-ordered damages – months after refusing to do so – according to state officials Monday.   Aaron Klein, co-owner of Sweet Cakes, by Melissa, dropped a check off for $136,927.07, according to the Bureau of Labor […]

Obama stunner: 31 Christians vs. 2,000 Muslims

Christians continue to be the most persecuted religious people in the world this Christmas, but they don’t figure to get much help from Western governments in Washington, London or Brussels.   Despite President Obama’s recent comment that it would be un-American to apply a “religious test” for refugees seeking a safe haven in the United […]