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Are All These Christians’ Complaints of Persecution Just So Much Empty Whining?

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The headlines are alarming: “Catholic-Owned Company Wins Religious Freedom Court Decision,” “Death Toll Rises to 65 in Boko Haram Attack on Students,” “Little Sisters Catholic Charity Victimized By Obamacare,” “Christians Sought Out, Murdered in the Kenyan Mall Massacre,” “Judicial Watch […]

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How can Christians defend themselves against today’s random violence?

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So, a crazed gunman opens fire and you’re caught in the middle. How can you survive? Heroes come in all sorts of packages. And they wield all sorts of defensive weapons. Such as guns and Jesus. Sometimes both at the […]

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Focus on the Family’s President Says It’s Time to “Refocus”

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 It’s tough out there in the culture wars and Jim Daly has the battle scars to prove it. But does the top executive of Focus on the Family believe he can ever successfully declare a truce with forces that seem […]

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Who should be allowed to pray for Obama?

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It seems preposterous, but there’s a major debate over who is worthy to invoke the presence and blessing of the Almighty on the leaders of this land we love! So, who is qualified to pray for the President of the […]

Do parents have a say in what schools teach?

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Should a Hindu foundation be allowed to finance yoga instruction in California grade schools – despite vehement parental objections? Should a student production featuring cross-dressing and gender confusion go ahead in Utah despite protests from furious parents? Should Massachusetts teens […]

Should worshipers be allowed to arm themselves?

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Bring guns to church? Pastor Ken Pagano provoked a firestorm when he invited members of Louisville, Kentucky’s New Bethel Church to celebrate the 4th of July and their 2nd Amendment rights by bringing their firearms to church. The national news media […]

Unsure where candidate stands? Check here!

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So, you don’t know who should get your vote? Well, there’s always the candidates’ debates. However, should you select the next leader of the free world based on whether he knows how to argue cleverly in public? And there’s always the […]

Have Americans lost their faith … or just their trust in the old “mainline” churches?

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Do Americans have less faith in God? Or is their crisis of faith in the professional bureaucracies claiming to represent Him — particularly in the old, historic “mainline” denominations — the Presbyterians, Episcopalians, Lutherans, Disciples of Christ, Methodists and what remains of […]

Is Atatürk’s dream of a secular Turkey lost?

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Turkey – for almost a century the most secular and moderate nation in the Muslim world – seems to be flirting with its Islamic caliphate roots, dreaming of the Ottoman Empire’s glory days, jihad, conquest and superiority over the “infidel” West. Mustafa Kamal Atatürk, father of modern Turkey Turks are being […]

Did Obama mean to pick a fight with America’s two largest denominations?

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In an election year of all times, why would President Barack Obama choose to infuriate both America’s Catholics and Southern Baptists? “It seems that Obama, in a classic act of hubris, has created the means of his own destruction,” writes […]

Are U.S. colleges hostile to Christian students?

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Are Christian kids on U.S. college campuses facing open hostility and discrimination because of their faith? Supreme Court Justice Justice Samuel Alito seems to think so. So does U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Daniel Ripple – and human […]

6-year-old’s dad irked at school focus: AIDS, prostitutes, genital mutilation, transgender

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A Canadian father was alarmed when his first grader brought home a school notice that included the  Toronto District School Board 2011-12 daily planner’s recommendations for “days of significance.” Such days that the six-year-old’s family should remember, according to the calendar, […]

Only the rebellious dare to declare their Christianity?

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Declaring one’s Christianity has become a sign of cultural rebellion in these politically correct times, writes Anthony Bradley in World magazine. “The most radical, counter-cultural, rebellious thing a young adult can do in America today is join a Christian church […]

Their heritage guides the Sekulow family’s fight to protect America’s religious freedom

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  by Jordan Sekulow Special to Beliefnet When interfaith prayer is too controversial[1] for a memorial service in New York, it’s worth asking: how has America’s treatment of public religion changed? “Hundreds and thousands of families turned to God more […]

Iran attempts to shut down Iranian Christian News website

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The Iranian National Security Ministry is targeting Farsi-language websites which do not adhere to strict Shi’ite Muslim theology. Among those hit in cyber-attacks is Mohabat News, which serves Persian Christians in Iran and surrounding countries. “The most recent attack took place […]

Jay Sekulow: 9/11 cross faces lawsuit in yet one more atheist attack

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“Here we go again,” writes Beliefnet’s Jay Sekulow. “An atheist organization files a federal lawsuit. They are offended. This time the target: a Cross placed at the World Trace Center Memorial and Museum at Ground Zero. It is unbelievable that […]

Washington Post: Iran’s Ahmadinejad, clerics fight over length of women’s veils

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Every summer, Iranian police get tough on women who violate the country’s strict Islamic dress code by adjusting their veils and long coats to try to cope with the rising temperatures. But this year, amid the annual crackdown, the issue […]

Anti-ACORN filmmaker tapes Medicaid staff helping “Russian smugglers,” “IRA terrorists”

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On film released Tuesday, Medicaid advisors appear to tell applicants to keep quiet about such things as being Russian drug smugglers, living off the labors of sex workers, or that they are seeking medical care for Irish Republican Army terrorists who have […]

Daily Mail: Mom told to breast-feed baby in bathroom to avoid offending other cultures

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The nursing mom was ordered not to breastfeed her baby in public because she was in a “multicultural building,” says Emma Mitchell, 32. She told the British newspaper The Daily Mail, that she was about to feed 19-week-old son Aaron when […]

Christian Post: There’s a dark reason for outrage against Bachmann’s husband

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by Greg Quinlan The Christian Post Why have gay activists instigated media attention over ex-gays and the husband of Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann? Apparently, Mr. Bachmann, who has a PhD in clinical psychology, operates several counseling centers which also offer […]

Americans’ freedom of speech at risk, warns New York archbishop

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  American Christians may one day find themselves facing legal penalties simply for believing marriage can only exist between a man and a woman, a fate already suffered by believers in other countries, writes New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan. Perhaps one […]

Judge denies lawyer’s motion to take down courtroom “Truth” sign

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A sign saying that “We who labor here seek only the truth” has been hanging above the benches of most Miami-Dade Circuit Court judges for decades. And it’s going to stay there, Judge Nushin Sayfie held today, denying a motion […]

So, now it’s not fashionable to support Dr. James Dobson’s Focus on the Family?

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In case you haven’t been paying attention, now it’s not fashionable to support Focus on the Family.  That’s the message from TOMS Shoes founder Black Mycoskie. Following criticism from liberal fashionistas, he has assured the politically correct that he certainly isn’t […]

Why would the Florida State Attorney tell a staff lawyer to shut up?

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Her boss, Florida State Attorney Robert “Skip” Jarvis, didn’t like the speeches KrisAnne Hall was making. He gave her a choice — quit accepting speaking engagements or lose her job as an assistant state attorney in Jarvis’ office. She refused […]

Focus on the Family: 4th of July was a religious holiday

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For 150 years in America’s history the Fourth of July was considered a religious holiday, says Christian history activist David Barton. He told Focus on the Family listeners this week:  If you look at our government proclamations on that day, it […]

Houston National Cemetery defies judge, bans “God bless you” from veterans’ funerals

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Three national veterans groups have filed a 26-page complaint in federal court that officials at the Houston National Cemetery have defied the court’s order to quit censoring prayer and banning the words “God” and “Jesus” from funeral services. Despite a Memorial […]

Eugene, Oregon, city council votes down Pledge of Allegiance

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By Dan Springer ~ FoxNews.com Eugene, Oregon’s city council voted down a proposal to say the Pledge of Allegiance before every council meeting, but later passed a compromise that seemed to make no one happy. The approved measure allows the […]

Dutch anti-immigration legislator found innocent of hate speech

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(Reuters) – Dutch populist politician Geert Wilders was acquitted of inciting hatred of Muslims in a court ruling on Thursday. The case was seen by some as a test of free speech in a country which has a long tradition […]

Jewish leader’s blog too controversial for America On Line’s “The Huffington Post”?

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David Harris is Executive Director of the American Jewish Committee.  The New York Times has called the AJC, which was founded in 1906,  “the dean of American Jewish organizations.”  So it’s not that radical of an outfit.  But the position […]

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