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Turkish ‘zombies’ raise funds for earthquake

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More than 250 Turks dressed as zombies filled Istanbul’s Ortaköy Square to raise money for earthquake victims. They gathered in the Turkish capital to celebrate Halloween, commemorate the late famous pop singer Michael Jackson in what they described as a […]

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Burma tries to regulate fasting and prayer

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In what would appear to be an astonishing attempt to regulate what citizens do in private, the government of Burma’s Kachin province has issued tough new regulations on fasting and prayer. The chairman of Maw Wan Ward in Phakant Township […]

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Berlin restaurant caters to cavemen

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There’s no cheese, no bread, no sugar served at Berlin’s Sauvage Restaurant. You see, the trendy eatery only caters to cavemen. According to its chalkboard menu, “Real Food Revolution: Peolithic cuisine!” What that means is that it only serves what […]

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World’s 7 billionth baby born Monday

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In the Philippines, newborn Danica May Camacho was greeted with cheers and an explosion of photographers’ flashbulbs at Manila’s Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital. She arrived two minutes before midnight Sunday at 5 pounds, 8 ounces and was declared by the United […]

Outrage follows reports teacher, students killed Christian boy over crucifix, tattoo

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Ayman Nabil Labib, a 17-year-old Christian, was murdered by Muslim classmates after refusing to remove a crucifix he was wearing, according to reports in the Egyptian daily newspaper al-Masry al-Youm, the Assyrian International News Agency and National Review magazine. Labib […]

Charles Colson: China Bible exhibit a farce

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A Washington, D.C., exhibit of Chinese Bibles sponsored by China’s Communist government is an embarrassing farce that should cannot go unchallenged, say authors Charles Colson and Congressman Frank Wolf. Colson is the founder of Prison Fellowship, author of such bestsellers […]

Doomsday? End of the world? Well, that was embarrassing, admits Harold Camping

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Humiliated by his many false forecasts of impending doom, 90-year-old Harold Camping of the Family Radio network says that he’s trying to figure out why May 21st’s Judgment Day was a bust and how the universe failed to collapse on Oct. 21. “We are […]

Quit your job … with a musical flair!

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Twenty-four-year-old Joey DeFrancesco pulled off what most of us have only dreamed of. He quit his job in a way that made his boss look, well, perhaps not his best, in front of 2 million people and a marching band.   It seems Joey […]

Sexual promiscuity may cause heart attacks

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The sexually transmitted Human Papillomavirus, known to be the leading cause of cervical cancer, has also been linked to increased risk of heart attack according to new research released this week. “Women with cancer-causing strains of HPV may be at […]

Now British monarchs may wed Catholics

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Leaders of the British Commonwealth 0f nations Friday unanimously approved new rules that would allow a future British monarch to marry a Catholic. They also dropped the longstanding rule of succession that made it difficult for a Princess to rise […]

Complaint says crosses at Catholic school offensive, prevent Muslim prayers

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Crosses in every room at Washingon D.C.’s Catholic University of America are a human rights violation that prevent Muslim students from praying. That’s the complaint to the Washington, D.C. Office of Human Rights filed by a professor from rival George Washington University […]

3,000 pray against town’s destruction

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About 3,000 Israelis gathered Thursday to ask the Almighty to intervene — and prevent the demolition of the community of Givat Asaf. Hebrew for “Asaf Hill,” the illegal settlement on the West Bank was named for Asaf Hershkovitz, a resident in nearby […]

Crystal Cathedral picks university as “preferred buyer” in bankruptcy sale

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Dr. Robert H. Schuller’s famed Crystal Cathedral will be sold to nearby Chapman University if the church’s board has its way. Under the plan, Chapman University would purchase the Cathedral and surrounding buildings for $50 million. However, it would allow the church to continue […]

South Africa bans commercial depicting fallen angels as “offensive to Christians”

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South Africa’s national Advertising Standards Authority has ordered the removal of a TV commercial depicting angels falling from heaven as offensive to Christians.  The angelic beings are seen tumbling to Earth because they are attracted to a man wearing Axe deodorant. “A […]

End of the world rescheduled AGAIN!

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Well, it turns out the end of the world has been rescheduled … AGAIN … for Friday. And if that doesn’t work out, we’ve always got next December. In fact, a New York Times bestselling author says he knows exactly who’s to […]

And you thought your neighbor’s Halloween lawn display was too much …

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So, you think your neighbors are a little over the top — their lawn littered with styrofoam tombstones, witches blowing in the wind? Well, check out this high-tech halloween light show: Aren’t you glad you don’t live next door to […]

Did Earth’s magnetic field block Harold Camping’s end of the world?

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Red and pink streaks have been filling the night sky across America — spotted even in the Deep South. Does it mean that doomsday preacher Harold Camping’s often-predicted end of the world is here? Well, actually, there was an event in […]

Polish resistance fighter who sneaked his Jewish girlfriend out of Auschwitz dead at 90

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Jerzy Bielecki, a Polish resistance fighter who in 1944 helped his Jewish girlfriend escape the Auschwitz death camp, has died at the age of 90. At the camp, as a Catholic, he was able to join the camp’s cadre, volunteers who helped with chores. Taking […]

“Occupy London” forces St. Paul’s Cathedral to close, first time since WWII blitz

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London’s historic St. Paul’s Cathedral, which survived Hitler’s blitz and the assassination of Thomas à Becket, has been forced to close its doors due to the “Occupy London Stock Exchange” protests.  The dean of the cathedral, the Right Reverend Graeme Knowles, […]

Complex disputes may close Mughrabi Bridge walkway giving Jews access to Temple Mount

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Jewish access to their most holy site, Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, may be cut off after the city’s engineer, Shlomo Eshkol, ruled the temporary Mughrabi Bridge has become unsafe — and the Muslim fraternity that oversees the sensitive area forbade any repairs. The […]

Who is this amazingly talented little boy?

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  We really don’t know a lot about this incredibly talented youngster who lives in a small village in Brazil. He has a voice like an angel — as you will hear by clicking below — name is Jose Antonio […]

King of Jordan: Israel must be assured of its security

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Jordanian King Abdullah II told participants at the World Economic Forum this week that Israel must have defendable borders — and must be assured of its security. The statement was historic if for no other reason than the occupied West […]

Washington Post: Will Knights of Columbus have to remove ski slope’s Jesus statue?

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A statue of Jesus on a Montana ski slope is under attack — although its patch of U.S. Forest Service land has been leased for the last 58 years by local members of the Knights of Columbus. The Forest Service was worried somebody […]

Will Libyan democracy, religious freedom flourish now that Gaddafi is gone?

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Libyans are celebrating in the streets over the death of ex-Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi. But now that the Libyan revolution is over, how will it affect that nation’s Christian minority? Will democracy and freedom flourish? ‘We declare to the whole […]

Couple married 72 years dies an hour apart, holding hands

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Without the other, neither wanted to live, according the children of an elderly couple that died last week. Gordon Yeager, 94, and his wife Norma, 90, were married for 72 years, reports LifeSiteNews. However, their life together ended Wednesday after […]

“Shakespearean Insult Kit” offers tips on how to be sharp-tongued with class

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Are you weary of giving voice to the same tired old invectives when boorish rubes intrude upon your serenity? “Don’t you wish you could inveigh your enemy with a genuinely classic put-down?” asks writer Pete Lewin. “Well, now you can. With this handy-dandy […]

Burmese Catholic priest tells of gunfire, raid at church, being forced to carry soldiers’ gear

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Could freedom and democracy be returning to Burma? After almost a half-century of brutal military rule, Christians there are hopeful. “Burma appears to be turning a new leaf,” reports Mission Network News. “The brutal military rule has given way to […]

October 21 comes and goes, world doesn’t end, Harold Camping not issuing any statements

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Once again, the world failed to end, despite a high-profile prediction from a radio preacher in California. “You may recall that Harold Camping, the self-proclaimed Doomsday prophet who misfired back on May 21 with his ‘guaranteed’ Second Coming of Christ […]

Goddess worshipers cite Barry Lynn, blast Christian prayer campaign for America

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A group that says it represents the District of Columbia’s pagan community is upset that a group of Christians is praying for America. In a press release distributed Friday, the group expressed concern that Christians are petitioning the Almighty, ” targeting […]

Is it time to impose a church dress code?

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Schools nationwide are imposing dress codes — believing that it prompts students to take themselves and their studies more seriously. So, why not the same for church? “The way many people dress to mass is completely offensive,” writes Ashley E. […]

With doomsday deadline looming, Harold Camping’s faithful ponder doubts

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With October 21’s end-of-the-world deadline only hours away, the faithful followers of radio preacher Harold Camping are looking for answers. Camping owns Family Radio, a chain of Christian stations. But this time, the airwaves are filled with Christian music. Nobody’s making statements to […]

Conflicting reports swirl as Iranian Christian pastor condemned to death awaits verdict

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Has the Iranian Supreme Court annulled  Christian pastor Yousef Nadarkhani’s controversial death sentence? Apparently not. On October 11, Mohabat News, the Iranian Christian news agency announced on its website that the high court had found “defects” in Nadarkhani’s case requiring his case to be returned to […]

Homosexual kiss at school assembly prompts student walk-out, parental fury

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Members of the football team stomped out of a Hartford, Connecticut, high school assembly when a pro-homosexual advocacy play featured two boys kissing on stage. When the actors locked lips, reports Vanessa de la Torre for the Hartford Courant newspaper, […]

Researchers discover that kids often start cussing if their role models do

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If teenagers have heroes and role models who cuss, they are likely to do so, too. That was the finding of a group of researchers just released in Pediatrics, the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The team set out to investigate […]

Orthodox sect livid over ice cream cone lickers

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  An ultra-orthodox Jewish sect is targeting Jerusalem ice cream stores — squirting glue in their locks, breaking windows and worse. Why? The ultra-orthodox Sikrikim say that they are disgusted by people licking ice cream in public — and that […]

British media, theaters celebrate 400th anniversary of the King James Bible

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“We all know by now that the King James Bible is 400 years old, right? I mean, it has been everywhere,” writes Matt Trueman in the British daily newspaper the Guardian. “We’ve had James Naughtie retelling its story on Radio […]

96-year-old gets baptized at Cowboy church

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It’s never too late for salvation, reports Debbie Denmon for Dallas-Fort Worth’s KFAA-TV — and 96-year-old Bert Devers is living proof. After almost a century of refusing to go to church, he’s found a home at the Dallas County Cowboy […]

Lions, tigers and bears! Town shuts down while hungry animals shot, recaptured

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Bengal tigers, African lions, cougars, cheetahs and grizzly bears on the loose forced school closings around Zanesville, Ohio, Wednesday. The owner of 56 exotic animals, apparently fearing that he might have to return to jail, released them from their cages […]

Why are U.S. Hispanic Catholics joining Pentecostal, Evangelical churches?

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Although their numbers have revitalized many Catholic parishes, Hispanic living in the United States are turning into Baptists and Pentecostals at surprising rates. Some say that in Latin America, their families would not tolerate investigating other Christian faiths. However, living […]

100-year-old Sikh runs Toronto marathon

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One-hundred-year-old Fauja Singh, ran an entire marathon in Toronto this weekend. The devout Sikh shrugs it off — noting he’s run 10 others, reports Eric Adelson for the Post Game: He did it in 8 hours, 25 minutes, and 17 seconds. […]

Toddler in hit-and-run lies bleeding in street as 18 passers-by step around her, don’t help

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Are there no Good Samaritans in China? When a two-year-old child wandered into traffic and was hit by a van, 18 passers-by carefully stepped around the bleeding little girl named Xiao Yueyue. Some of the passers-by looked the toddler over […]

Hundreds of British babies aborted accidentally, according to medical study

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Hundreds of pregnant mothers in Britain have been given faulty information that prompted them to approve post-miscarriage procedures, in effect aborting healthy babies. “Around a third of the 500,000 miscarriages a year in the UK are confirmed via ultrasound scans […]

Mexico City considers two-year marriage licenses

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The Mexico City assembly is considering issuing two-year renewable marriage licenses, allowing couples to separate when the term expires rather than have to go through divorces. “Leftists in the city’s assembly – who have already riled conservatives by legalizing gay […]

Silent vigil fills Cairo cathedral as Egyptian officials try to blame massacre on the victims

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Young Coptic Christians stood in silent tribute Sunday night at Cairo’s Abbasseya Cathedral, mourning the violent deaths of 27 and wounding of hundreds in what is increasingly being referred to as the Maspero Massacre — as Egyptian army units opened fire […]

Saudis underwrite organization to bring world’s religions under one roof

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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is financing a new organization designed to bring all the world’s religions together. “The organization hopes to prevent conflict through interfaith dialogue,” writes Spencer Kimball for the German news site Deutsche Welle.  “The foreign ministers of […]

Pakistani police tell family of kidnapped, raped 12-year-old girl to return her to captors

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A 12-year-old Christian Pakistani girl was lured away from her home, kidnapped, then repeatedly raped by her captors for eight months — who now claim that she is married to one of the kidnappers. The girl escaped and returned home, however […]

Teachers told to stay 3 feet from students

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Teachers at a public high school in Turkey’s Antalya province on the Mediterranean Sea have been ordered to stay at least three feet away from their students and to avoid any touching whatever. The order comes after on a decision handed down by Erdem Kaya, education […]

Were the Last Supper’s portions healthy?

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A study of historic paintings of the Last Supper show that Jesus and the Disciples were served healthy portions … at least at first. Over the centuries, artists have given them more and more on their plates, writes syndicated columnist […]

NY Times: Churches adding pet ministries

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In a society obsessed with pet dogs, cats, rodents, fish and reptiles, it only follows that churches should open their doors to Fido. “As a boy in San Antonio, Paul Flotron helped his family raise miniature schnauzers,” writes Mark Oppenheimer […]

Directions withdrawn that told schools to push gay issues despite parental objections

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Directions to schools in Scotland to promote homosexual issues even if parents object have been withdrawn. The instructions came in a government-backed booklet which told Scottish school administrators to run “diversity events” for teachers and parents and adopt a specific […]

Tear gas fired as mob protests TV station cartoon image of Allah

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Crowds protesting a TV station’s broadcast of a cartoon of Allah were dispersed by tear gas Friday in Tunis, the capital of the African nation of Tunisia. The crowds were brought out by Friday sermons in mosques across the capital accusing […]

All women political candidates must be veiled and silent, says Egyptian politician

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All Egyptian women seeking office in upcoming elections must be veiled and not speak to men, says a top Egyptian politician, adding to growing concerns that “Arab Spring” has been a setback for human rights in the Arab world’s most populous nation. […]

Evangelical, Catholic chaplains say they’ll perform no same-sex weddings

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Two large groups of the U.S. military’s chaplains say they will perform no same-sex weddings. “A coalition representing more than 2,000 Evangelical Christian military chaplains says its members will not perform homosexual ceremonies,” reports Jeremy Kryn of LifeSiteNews. “The Chaplain […]

Witchdoctors blamed for epidemic of child sacrifices around African nation’s capital

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Villages around Uganda’s capital, Kampala, are gripped by fear, reports Chris Roberts with the BBC, as witchdoctors are being blamed for the surge in popularity of a traditional ritual said to bring wealth and good health — child sacrifice. Schoolchildren are […]

Christian pastor condemned to death awaits Ayatollah’s decision

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The fate of Youcef Nadarkhani, the Iranian Christian pastor condemned to death for refusing to convert to Islam, awaits a decision by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Nadarkhani was first arrested in 2009 and then sentenced to death in 2010. The case […]

Columbian soccer star arrested in Saudi Arabia for failing to cover tattoo of Jesus

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Saudi Arabia’s religious police have arrested a South American soccer star in a shopping mall in the Saudi capital for failing to cover up his tattoo of Jesus. Juan Pablo Pino, 24, who plays for the An-Nasr professional team was […]

One of Warren Jeffs’ 78 wives escapes, describes captivity at FLDS cult

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One of the dozens of wives of polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs has escaped the cult’s compound — but only after being caught in her first attempt and drugged to keep her from trying again. The told her story to […]

President says he will veto bill that bans ObamaCare abortion funding

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President Barack Obama says he will veto the Protect Life Act if it reaches his desk. The measure would amend ObamaCare to reflect the 45-year-old Hyde Amendment which prohibits taxpayer dollars being spent on any health plan that includes elective […]

Survivor of Tiananmen Square massacre tells of return to complacent China

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In the spring of 1989, a young, idealistic Beijing college student found herself leading one of the most well-known student protests ever — which turned into one of history’s most vicious massacres. Here’s a video that will bring back memories of what happened […]

Iraq’s Kurds offer homes to refugee Christians

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Iraq’s Kurdish minority is offering homes to refugee Christians who have been driven out of southern Iraq and Baghdad by Islamist extremists. Aboout 30 million Kurds inhabit a region historically known as Kurdistan which crosses the borders of Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey. About 4 million […]

Ayn Rand Institute: “Occupy Wall Street” seeks to end capitalism

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“Occupy Wall Street”  is more than a bunch of rich kids making love in the park, smoking dope and railing against capitalism, says the Ayn Rand Center’s Don Watkins. “The real motive of the protesters is not to end ‘crony […]

State Department reports no churches or Christian schools survive in Afghanistan

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No churches or Christian schools remain in Afghanistan, according to the U.S. State Department. “There is no longer a public Christian church,” reads a State Department report on religious freedom. “[Private] chapels and churches for the international community of various […]

Did N. Korea assassinate activist pastor?

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The mysterious death of South Korean pastor Patrick Kim in China is being blamed on North Korea. “On a Sunday evening in August, a middle-aged South Korean pastor collapsed suddenly near a taxi stand in Dandong, a Chinese city on […]

Pollsters: 75 percent of pastors say Mormons “not Christians”

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Most U.S. pastors feel strongly that Mormons are not Christians, according to a survey by LifeWay Research. In a poll of 1,000 American Protestant pastors, a response was asked to the statement: “I personally consider Mormons (Church of Jesus Christ […]

Decision on Iranian pastor’s execution now up to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei

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The final verdict for condemned Christian pastor Yousef Nadarkhani is now in the hands of Iran’s Supreme Leader, the Ayatollah Khamenei, according to the French news agency Agence France-Presse. “The ayatollah has ultimate authority in the Islamic Republic of Iran,” […]

Egypt: Hamas will free Israeli soldier held 5 years in trade for 1,000 Palestinian prisoners

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An Israeli soldier held for five years by the armed wing of Hamas will be released in exchange for the release of 1,000 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, according to Israeli Army Radio. Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Schalit was […]

“Courageous” movie-makers like being in the top ten, but say success is “changed lives”

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After a strong opening weekend, the church-produced movie “Courageous” was still in the top ten at the box office for weekend two. It had debuted in the number four spot nationally, making more than $9 million nationwide — more than […]

Peaceful protest sparks deadly riots, opportunity to point accusing fingers

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At least 24 have died and 200 have been injured after street protests turned into violent clashes between the Egyptian army and unarmed protesters of Egypt’s Coptic Christian minority. The were protesting a lack of government response when mobs torched a number of churches. They were also calling […]

Is the UN stamping out religious freedom?

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In its push to legalize abortion on demand worldwide, is the United Nations trampling religious rights? Are UN bureaucrats bullying small countries into violating their cultures, beliefs and sovreignty? “The UN believes in freedom of religion; at least, it passed […]

Power of prayer credited for hostage’s escape

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“God heard my prayers!” says Philippine Army Master Sergeant Elpidio Tavelisma, husband of rescued hostage Evangeline Tavelisma — who says he “bombarded heaven” with prayers on behalf of his wife. The midwife — held  two months by Abu Sayyaf terrorists demanding a […]

Fantasia has “Mahalia” singing the blues

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Producers of legendary Gospel singer Mahalia Jackson’s upcoming Hollywood film are reportedly irked after the film’s star, American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino, concealed her pregnancy by a married boyfriend. The family of the squeaky-clean Mahalia — the Queen of Gospel — is said to be […]

Tea Partying never was any fun; if you want to make love not war, go Occupy Wall Street

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The media never has liked the Tea Party — a bunch of grumpy conservatives saying the government shouldn’t do this and shouldn’t do that. It’s no fun. But Occupy Wall Street is. The hundreds of youngsters camped out in New […]

What do you call a female Episcopal priest who converts to Roman Catholicism?

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You’ve probably heard about the married Episcopal priests who converted to the Roman Catholic Church — and now are serving as non-celibate Catholic priests. So, what happens when a female member of the Anglican clergy turns Catholic? What do you […]

From within the “Occupy Wall Street” ranks, a call for a new “confessing movement”

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“This morning I saw a Photoshopped image on Facebook that caught my attention,” writes self-described radical left-wing Christian activist Nichola Torbett in her blog Jesus Radicals. The photograph captured protesters at Occupy Wall Street, but superimposed over parts of the photo […]

Nobel Peace Prize goes to Leymah Gbowee, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Tawakkul Karman

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Who makes up this trio, these remarkable peace warriors who have won the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize? Meet Leymah Gbowee — the Liberian author and journalist who mobilized a Muslim and Christian “army of women in white” to pray together […]

Small-town Tennessee mayor seeks legal help to fight atheist “terrorists”

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Calling aggressive out-of-state atheists “terrorists,” a small-town Tennessee mayor is asking for help defending a cross atop his town’s water tower. “They are terrorists as far as I’m concerned,” said Whiteville, Tennessee, Mayor James Bellar about the Wisconsin-based Freedom From […]

Arab nation needs Muslim law, says leader

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Personal freedom would not be at risk if the north African nation of Tunisia were to embrace Islamic shari’ah law, says Islamist leader Rachid Ghannouchi. “Tunisia’s most important Islamist party would prefer to see a mild form of shari’a law […]

Israeli author Yoram Kaniuk wins court battle to be ethnic Jewish, but not religious

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Israeli writer Yoram Kaniuk has won his battle in Tel Aviv District Court to be recorded in Israel’s population register as having “no religion” while still being listed as ethnically Jewish. Kaniuk, who was born and raised in Tel Aviv, fought heroically […]

NY Times: Pastor says Romney not a Christian

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A prominent Texas pastor introduced Rick Perry at a Washington, D.C. conference Friday as “a genuine follower of Jesus Christ,” then met with reporters and stated the standard evangelical position that Mitt Romney’s Mormon Church is a cult. As if […]

Vatican asks bishops to create ministry roles for priests who left to marry

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Facing a growing shortage of priests, the Roman Catholic Church is turning to former priests who left their callings to get married. While the “dispensed” priests won’t be allowed to take confessions or celebrate mass — they will be asked […]

What is “Chrislam” and who preaches it?

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Are Christianity and Islam about to merge in to a worldwide mega-religion called Chrislam? Popular TV preacher Jack Van Impe recently ended his decades-long run on Trinity Broadcasting Network after he publicly accused California megachurch founder Rick Warren of mixing […]

Go ahead! Smile! It’s World Smile Day!

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Across the globe today, diverse cultural divides are being crossed by a simple concept: Go ahead! Smile! Yesterday, the students of E.J. Blott Elementary School in Liberty, Ohio, took a break from the books to hit the football field in […]

Muslim expert: Let the pastor go free!

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“Here we go again: an Iranian Pastor, Youcef Nadarkhani, faces execution if he does not recant his conversion to Christianity,” writes Beliefnet’s Dr. Hesham A. Hassaballa. “Last year, Mr. Nadarkhani was found guilty of “apostasy” last year, which was upheld […]

Tony Blair Tells Norfolk and America: ‘Don’t Lose Heart’

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By Corine Gatti of the Beliefnet Staff NORFOLK, Va. — A few photographers and two reporters, including myself, stood in a huddle outside the green room waiting for Quartet Representative and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Blair, 58, greeted […]

Exiled Christian Iranians receive death threats

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Eleven Iranian Christians who fled their homeland for fear of the government have received threatening emails calling on them to renounce Christianity and return to Shi’ite Islam — or be killed. The emails were from “the unknown soldiers of the […]

Steve Jobs dead at 56; he defied the mediocrity of the corporate model

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Steve Jobs, the energetic voice of the Apple computer empire, is dead at 56 of complications from pancreatic cancer. With a high school buddy, Steve Wozniak, he founded Apple in his garage — convinced that small, personal computers were the […]

The world will end October 21, says Harold Camping … but no billboards this time

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This time the end of the world will be real, says 90-year-old California radio mogul Harold Camping — October 21, so be ready. But he doesn’t sound quite so confident this time. He suffered a stroke shortly after his most […]

Obama administration tells Supreme Court there should be no “ministerial exception”

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In a surprise move, the Obama Justice Department argued Wednesday before the U.S. Supreme Court that churches should not have the right to hire and fire employees who disagree with the doctrines of a particular faith. The position startled many observers. Taken to […]

Will there soon be no Catholic priests left in Australia?

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“My Irish Catholic grandmother may turn in her grave,” writes Jill Duchess of Hamilton for the Catholic Herald.  “In the Diocese of Brisbane there are 142 active priests of whom 13 from Africa or India have arrived in the past five years. […]

Pat Buchanan in a dour mood, releases audio version of “Suicide of a Superpower”

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America is disintegrating. That’s the message that conservative icon Patrick Buchanan brings to his book Suicide of a Superpower, which he is now releasing in audio format — for your drive-time listening pleasure. No feel-good CD, this one tells it […]

Daily Mail: Christmas gone from new “Thomas the Tank Engine” children’s cartoon

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The annual battle to banish Christmas has started early this year with the beloved British children’s cartoon “Thomas the Tank Engine” carrying a “decorated tree” for the “winter holidays. The word “Christmas” is never uttered although the plucky little train engine […]

Hollywood discovers the public loves inspirational Christian movies

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Noah, machine gun preachers, religious cops, golfers finding their faith — good family movies with solid plots, beautiful cinematography and A-list stars are shaking Hollywood to its violent, filthy, perverse core — but the studios don’t care as long as it makes lots […]

Students at more than 1,200 schools to participate in October 18 day of silence

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Kids at 1,231 schools and colleges have taken a vow of silence on October 18 — as they stand in solidarity with unborn kids in danger of being aborted. Many will go to school wearing a piece of red duct […]

Is Indonesia in danger of becoming another Pakistan?

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Islam’s most populous nation, Indonesia, is the most diverse nation imaginable — a far-flung archipelego of 13,466 islands where 238 million people speaking 742 languages live in everything from luxurious skyscraper penthouses to squalid cardboard slums, mountainside-hugging bamboo huts and rain-forest tree houses. The government […]

Did Jesus also die for Martians and Klingons?

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What is the Christian missionary responsibility if life is discovered on other planets?  Does the Great Commission call followers of Jesus to evangelize Alpha Centauri? After all, John 3:16 says that God “so loved the world …” — not the worlds. Or moons. In a speech […]

Kids pray school officials will quit cowering in fear of the American Civil Liberties Union

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What did all those kids who gathered at flagpoles outside their schools last week pray about? At Westmoreland High School in Sumner County, Tennessee, teens who were among the 2 million nationwide who showed up early to pray said they […]

Arutz Sheva: Egypt, Qatar promise at Iran meeting to cut off Israel’s natural gas

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Egypt has promised an Arab conference it will cut off all natural gas sales to Israel, according to Arutz Sheva, the Israeli National News agency. “Egypt, which currently provides about 40 percent of Israel’s natural gas through its Sinai Peninsula pipeline,” writes Chana […]

300 Buddhist nuns learn self-defense from Kathmandu monastery’s kung-fu masters

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Three hundred nuns from the Druk Gawa Khilwa Buddhist nunnery near Kathmandu are learning kung fu from the masters of Nepal’s Drukpa monastery. In a break with centuries of tradition, others from as far away as the Himachal Pradesh area of India have traveled […]

Amanda Knox’s prayer answered; Italian judge acquits her of murder

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Standing in a packed but hushed courtroom, her hands raised with her fingertips touching as if in prayer, 24-year-old Amanda Knox proclaimed. “I am not what they say. I did not do the things they said I did. I didn’t […]

Orange County Register: Crystal Cathedral $50 million fundraiser nets $4,737

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A $50 million fundraising drive to spare Dr. Robert Schuller’s Crystal Cathedral from the auction block has fallen short. A month after announcing a “miracle faith” campaign to raise the millions owed to creditors, the congregation has collected $4,737. “That figure, […]

Wheaton, Regent researchers: Therapy successful for homosexuals wanting to change

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Therapy can assist a homosexual who wants to be heterosexual, according to a study published in the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy. Psychologists Stanton L. Jones of Wheaton College and Mark A. Yarhouse of Regent University are the authors of […]

Does bestselling author Rick Warren want Christianity, Islam to merge into ‘Chrislam?’

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CLICK HERE to find out more about “Chrislam”! If there’s any hope for America, radio talk show host Dr. Laurie Roth is having trouble seeing it. “Everywhere we look today politicians, media and global elite are severing the traditional and […]

Does bestselling author Rick Warren want Christianity, Islam to merge into ‘Chrislam’?

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CLICK HERE to find out more about “Chrislam”! If there’s any hope for America, radio talk show host Dr. Laurie Roth is having trouble seeing it. “Everywhere we look today politicians, media and global elite are severing the traditional and […]

“Hail to the Chief” needs a Gospel beat, says presidential hopeful Herman Cain

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GOP presidential front-runner Herman Cain says that if elected, he’ll update the traditional presidential entrance music, “Hail to the Chief.” Why? The former Godfather’s Pizza CEO, who released his own Gospel music album in 1996, said it needs an update. Maybe with a […]

1,482 Gospel singers fill New Jersey city hall lawn, hoping for Guinness record

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Hoping a spot in Guinness Book of World Records, 1,482 singers from more than 40 churches gathered on the lawn of Bridgeton, N.J.’s city hall annex Saturday afternoon and sang “Amazing Grace” in four-part harmony. They followed it with “How Great Is Our God” […]

Muslim leader: Iran’s death penalty for Christian pastor violates treaties, Koran

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Editor’s Note: With its plans to execute Christian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, Iran’s Shi’ite Muslim government is violating not only international treaties, but the very teachings of the Prophet Mohammed, says an American Muslim leader, Harris Zafar of the Ahmadiyya Muslim […]

Pastors nationwide defy IRS regulation, address politics on “Pulpit Freedom Sunday”

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Hundreds of preachers across America were politically disobedient Sunday, following in the footsteps of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as they publicly defied a 1954 law that gags them from preaching about politics. The law was authored by […]

Iran claims condemned Pastor actually a Zionist, extortionist, ran a brothel and guilty of “security-related crimes”

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As his family prayed that a miracle will spare the life of Christian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, the Iranian state-controlled media has announced that he isn’t scheduled for execution for apostasy after all. “His crime is not, as some claim, converting […]

Does bestselling author Rick Warren want Christianity, Islam to merge into ‘Chrislam?’

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If there’s any hope for America, radio talk show host Dr. Laurie Roth is having trouble seeing it. Rick Warren praying at Obama’s inauguration “Everywhere we look today politicians, media and global elite are severing the traditional and important boundaries […]

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