MORIEL urges prayer that God will act against the now passed Sexual Orientation Regulations of Tony Blair and his government backed by many Conservative members of parliament including the Conservative leader David Cameron. This legislation forces religious institutions to provide services including homosexual and lesbian adoption of children, with steep financial penalties against those responsible for the care of these children and these services. Continue reading
Christian Persecution in the Middle East
by Nina Shea
In the two millennia since the childâs birth in a humble manger in Bethlehem, the good news of Christianity has spread to every continent, inspiring more followers than any other religion today. But the lands that once were the cradle of Christianity have turned distinctively inhospitable to the faith. Fiercely intolerant variants of Islam are taking hold in the region, many of them fueled with ideology and funds from Saudi and Iranian extremists. Continue reading
Decision affirms constitutional right to engage in religious speech on public property
Monday, August 06, 2007, 10:04 AM (MST)
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CUMMING, Ga. â A Georgia Superior Court has dismissed all charges against Frederic Baumann, a Christian man whom Cumming police arrested in April for passing out religious literature on a public sidewalk.Â Attorneys with the Alliance Defense Fund represent Baumann and had requested the court dismiss the charges. Continue reading
By Berit Kjos – May 2, 2007
âLocal Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007â (H. R. 1592)
“…the real danger of ‘hate crime’ laws is that they criminalize thoughts and beliefs.‘” :”(Robert Knight, “‘Hate crimes’ bill: Prescription for tyranny,” 5-29-04. wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=38708)”: Â Prescription for tyranny
“…a school administrator told the student: ‘Leave your faith in the car’ when your beliefs might offend others.Â :”(Student told: ‘Leave your faith in the car’, 6-3-04. www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=38758)”: ‘Leave your faith in the car’ Continue reading
By Allie Martin
(AgapePress) – A Florida county will have to revamp its land use ordinance after the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found the law not only too vague but also in violation of a federal statute. Continue reading
By Binyamin L. Jolkovsky
Yesterday Michael Graham wrote in his column: “I take no pleasure in saying it. It pains me to think it. I could very well lose my job in talk radio over admitting it. But it is the plain truth: Islam is a terror organization.” And then his fears came true. Hours after his column appeared here, Graham, a mid-morning talker at WMAL in Washington, D.C., was suspended without pay pending an investigation. Graham’s column and previous on-air comments were not the first time he’s had a run-in with CAIR. In an April, 2004 column, he details other attempts by the Muslim group to silence him. But as late as this week, a WMAL executive, Randall Bloomquist, told the Washington Post that despite CAIR’s protests about some of Graham’s on-air utterances, the station had no intention of reprimanding him. Describing Graham’s rhetoric as “amped up”, he said, according to the paper, it is justified within the context of the program. “Remember that this is talk radio,” Bloomquist added. “We don’t do the dainty minuet of the newspaper editorial page. It’s not ‘Washington Week in Review.’ It depends on pungent statements to drive it. Michael is rattling the cage. It’s designed to start and further a conversation, and it has certainly done that.” Graham, on-air, explained his position on Islam: Continue reading
Indonesian housewives in hot water after kids invite Muslim friends
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Three Christian housewives in Indonesia have been charged with endangering children and face a possible five years in prison after teaching a kids Sunday School class, a human-rights group reports. According to International Christian Concern, which helps persecuted believers worldwide, the criminal charges stem from three Sunday School lessons the women â Rebecca Laonita Z, Rama Mala Bangun and Etty Pangesti â taught in 2003 and 2005. The activities the women led included: telling stories and teaching from the Bible, teaching Christian prayers, providing prizes like pencils for memorizing Bible verses, giving children towels with a picture of Jesus, and giving kids blue sport shirts that bore a cross and the logo of their church. The women also allegedly invited a child to attend a church service and lent a girl a Bible to read, International Christian Concern reported. While most of the children involved went to the women’s church, the kids had invited some of their Muslim friends to the classes â and that’s when the trouble began. Indonesia has a child-protection criminal statute that states: Continue reading
The attached file is from Rabbi Rob Miller. Although many of you (and I)
would not agree with some of his theology, this letter is very important and significant. You need to read it.
To the Netzarim Diaspora in Australia
It has come to my attention that a Believer in YahShua is being persecuted in Australia. His life was threatened recently when attending a Muslim run so-called inter-faith meeting in Sydney. He is an Arab Believer and a minister in Sydney by the name of F I_______ Continue reading
by Dan Goldberg
VANDALS defaced Newcastleâs only synagogue just two days before Pesach last week, smashing several stained-glass windows and spray-painting graffiti â including swastikas and the words âJews must dieâ â on the walls of the building.
A crossed-out Star of David, the words âsix million moreâ and â88â (neo-Nazi code for âHeil Hitlerâ) were also spray-painted on the walls of the Newcastle Hebrew Congregation early last Thursday morning â just hours after the 116th anniversary of Hitlerâs birthday.
Posters belonging to White Pride, a white supremacist organisation, with the words âJews are ruining your lifeâ, were found at the Central Coast building, which is about 160 kilometres north of Sydney.
Shul president David Gubbay told the AJN: âYou hear about these attacks on shuls in Melbourne and Sydney and hope that it wonât happen in Newcastle, but Iâve been afraid it would happen.
âItâs regrettable; we hope itâs a one-off, and not a portent of things to come; weâre a quiet, peaceful, small community; we donât endeavour to impose our religious beliefs on other people.â
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The UK House of Commons has just voted to support the Religious Hatred Bill ….. It will now go to the House of Lords… This article from the Telegraph details the current situation. Danny Nalliah is currently in London and was at the House of Commons – as mentioned in the article!
Also included is an email from Barnabas Fund revealing that the Muslims asked for the Qur’an and the hadiths to be EXEMPT! And a note from the Lawyers Christian Fellowship detailing action taken on the Bill. Continue reading
by Bill Muehlenberg
I just returned from the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal in Melbourne, where the two Christian pastors have been found of guilty of vilifying Muslims. The decision handed down this morning marks the beginning of the end of freedom of speech in Australia, and the official restriction of proclaiming the Christian gospel.
While the full report of 100 pages will not appear until next week, a short summary by Judge Higgins said that the two Dannyâs (Daniel Scot and Daniel Nalliah) breached section 8 of the Racial and Religious Tolerance Act 2001 which says a person cannot engage in conduct that “incites hatred against, serious contempt for, or revulsion or severe ridicule of, that other person or class of persons”. Continue reading
Statement From Moriel USA
(This statement was prepared by Moriel USA with no reference to Moriel Australia and is expressed by a non Australian citizen outside of the jurisdiction of the Victoria courts).
Moriel decries the decision by Judge Higgins in the villification case against Moslems as an infringement on free speech and religious expression. Continue reading
House urges committee to include ‘sexual orientation’ in federal law
The House of Representatives has voted to urge a conference committee to add “sexual orientation, gender and disability” to federal hate-crimes law, a development some observers say would muzzle Christians who speak out against homosexuality. Continue reading
By Jean-Christophe Mounicq
The morning of Jan. 29, upon hearing about the attack on a bus in Jerusalem, I did not experience the expected emotion. It seemed such a “normal” thing, and I have not enough tears to shed for people I do not know.
The next day, on Jan. 30, I read an article about one of the victims — Avraham Belhassen, 26 years old, a young father — and realized that I could tolerate no more. I can no longer tolerate terrorist folly, Islamist hatred, the passivity of Muslims, the blindness of the West. Continue reading
Nigeria 26th February 2004
Plateau State: Some 49 Christians were massacred by Islamic militants in a raid on the Christian town of Yelwa on Tuesday 24 February.
Plateau Police Commissioner Innocent Ilozuoke told reporters how most of the Christian victims had been shot as they ran to a church desperately seeking refuge. The attackers are thought to have mainly been ethnic Fulani Muslims. Local security sources indicate that the merciless guerrilla tactics used in the assault suggest Islamist fighters from Chad and Niger may also have been involved. Police and army units have been sent to the town and order has now been restored. Continue reading