Group demands Air Force drop ‘God’ from oath
Mikey Weinstein defends the potential change.
Mikey Weinstein defends the potential change.
Planned Parenthood Votes, a federal SuperPAC run by the nation’s biggest abortion provider, has spent nearly all of its cash on ads slamming Virginia’s pro-life Republican gubernatorial candidate, Ken Cuccinelli. According to LifeSiteNews, Planned Parenthood Votes reported Friday that it spent nearly $1.1 million on a new anti-Cuccinelli ad purchase that left the SuperPAC with only $73,746 to pay its remaining… Read more →
AFP - Polish Nobel peace laureate Lech Walesa on Monday called for a new “secular Ten Commandments” to underpin universal values, addressing a summit of Nobel Peace Prize winners in Warsaw. “We need to agree on common values for all religions as soon as possible, a kind of secular Ten Commandments on which we will build the world of tomorrow,” he… Read more →
Several dozen U.S. Army active duty and reserve troops were told last week that the American Family Association, a well-respected Christian ministry, should be classified as a domestic hate group because the group advocates for traditional family values. The briefing was held at Camp Shelby in Mississippi and listed the AFA alongside domestic hate groups like the Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazis,… Read more →
A Malaysian court has ruled that non-Muslims cannot use the word Allah to refer to God, even in their own faiths, overturning a 2009 lower court ruling. The appeals court said the term Allah must be exclusive to Islam or it could cause public disorder. People of all faiths use the word Allah in Malay to refer to their Gods…. Read more →
I recently wrote about a Judicial Watch lawsuit seeking records from the Obama Defense Department regarding the U.S. Air Force’s decision to remove the words “So help me God” from the oath given to USAF inductees. This shocking departure from history and the U.S. Constitution may seem to be from out of left field for many of you, but it will… Read more →
CHICAGO – One out of five Americans who consider themselves culturally or ethnically Jewish say they do not believe in God or they do not follow any particular faith, in a sign of the changing nature of American Jewish identity, according to a study released on Tuesday. The Pew Research Center survey found vast differences among generations – with 93… Read more →
Iranian President Hossan Rouhani is considering resuming flights between Tehran and the US for the first time in more than three decades, in another gesture of rapprochement between the two countries. “The president issued an order to study how it would be possible to establish direct flights between Iran and the United States to resolve the transportation problems of Iranians… Read more →
The attack on an Anglican church in Pakistan on September 22 caused Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby to speak out on attacks on Christians in the Muslim world. He said Christians are being martyred for their faith in many Muslim countries and this past weekend’s violence is only the tip of the iceberg.
According to the International Society for Human Rights in Frankfurt, Germany, 80 percent of all acts of religious discrimination in the world today are directed against Christians.
The Center for the Study of Global Christianity in the United States estimates that in the last decade, an average of 100,000 Christians have died each year in what the center calls a “situation of witness,” meaning for motives related to their faith.
Although some experts regard that estimate as inflated, it works out to an average of 11 Christians killed each hour throughout the past decade.
On September 21, the al-Shabaab Muslim terrorist group attacked the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya and announced they only wanted to kill non-Muslims. Witnesses said the gunmen lined up men, women, and children and quizzed them on Islam, murdering those who could not answer correctly on the spot. Over 60 people were killed.
On September 22, two suicide bombers attacked the All Saints Anglican church in Peshawar, Pakistan; 85 worshipers were killed and 200 injured in that attack.
In March, Muslims torched dozens of Christian homes in Pakistan.
In January, tens of thousands of Coptic Christians left Egypt when Islamist President Mohammed Morsi rose to power. When he was overthrown in July, things did not get better for the ones who stayed. Muslim Brotherhood supporters set fire to the Churches of Abraham and the Virgin Mary in Menya; burned down the Mar Geergiss Church, the main Coptic church in southern Sohag; and murdered many priests and laymen. The Virgin Mary and Priest Ibram Monastery in Delga was forced to cancel Mass for the first time in 1,600 years.
Welby said Christians are being attacked specifically because of their faith.
“The appearance is often deceptive but I think Christians have been attacked in some cases simply because of their faith,” he said.
“I think it is true to say – and also in Peshawar – that we have seen more than 80 martyrs in the last few days.
“They have been attacked because they were testifying to their faith in Jesus Christ by going to church.
“That is outside any acceptable expression in any circumstances for any reason of religious difference.”
Pope Francis spoke out against the violence on Wednesday:
“So many Christians in the world are suffering,” the pope said during his general audience Wednesday morning in St. Peter’s Square. “Am I indifferent to that, or does it affect me like it’s a member of the family?”
“Does it touch my heart, or doesn’t it really affect me, [to know that] so many brothers and sisters in the family are giving their lives for Jesus Christ?”
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West Bank checkpoints temporarily closed until after Day of Atonement ends; police undertake security measures to safeguard worshipers gathering at Western Wall; train and bus services ceased. Expecting many thousands of Jewish worshipers to gather at the Western Wall in Jerusalem at the start of Yom Kippur Friday evening, police have preemptively undertaken numerous security measures to safeguard them for… Read more →