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A Better Conversation about Homosexuality

Three recent books expose the cultural captivity of the church to Western ideas about sexuality.

Gay Marriage to Be Included in Democratic Party Platform

Sources with ties to the Democratic National Committee have confirmed to news sources that the party will include gay marriage as part of its platform when the full committee meets on August 10 in Detroit.

Evangelical Group: Gov’t Leaders’ Threats Against Chick-fil-A ‘Evident Discrimination’

The nation’s largest evangelical organization, representing more than 45,000 churches, called foul on government leaders who displayed “evident discrimination” against Christian-owned Chick-fil-A by threatening to bar the business from expanding in their cities because of the owner’s personal views on marriage.

Terrorist Group Releases India Missionary

Pastor Ponnachan George, a senior leader of Gospel for Asia in India, is recovering in a hospital today after being held hostage for nearly a week by a terrorist group before he was finally released on Sunday.

Injunction Allows Georgian Church to Temporarily Meet at Building

A Georgian County has agreed to an injunction that allows for a church to meet on property smaller than three acres as a suit regarding the church’s right to meet at the property continues.

US Taxpayers Fund Population Control Programs, Author Claims

Billions of dollars of U.S. taxpayer money has been spent on population control programs around the world, according to Robert Zubrin, author of Merchants of Despair: Radical Environmentalists, Criminal Pseudo-Scientists, and the Fatal Cult of Antihumanism.

Former Supermodel Kathy Ireland: Jesus Loves Women and Honors Them

Supermodel-turned-business-mogul Kathy Ireland would be the first to tell you that the beginning of her modeling career in Paris is more glamorous sounding than it actually was. But out of that lonely, uncomfortable time, her life changed forever because she found a new best friend: Jesus Christ.

Bill Clinton to Assume Major Role at Democratic Convention

Former President Bill Clinton is now back in the good graces of the Democratic Party and President Obama and part of the proof lies in the prominent role he will play in this summer’s convention in Charlotte, N.C., in late August.

White House vs. Krauthammer: Churchill Bust Bust Busted

The White House may think twice before it again tries to take on a Pulitzer Prize winning wordsmith armed with research assistants. A White House communications director accused Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer of spreading false information about a bust of Winston Churchill loaned to the White House after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, […]

North Korea Floods Kill 88, Displace Tens of Thousands

Torrential rains on Monday worsened widespread flooding in North Korea that has killed at least 88 people and displaced 63,000.

Fewer Americans Than Ever Hopeful for Children’s Future

When President Barack Obama took office in January 2009, 27 percent of Americans said today’s children would be better off than their parents. But now, when he is seeking re-election, only 14 percent are hopeful, “the lowest level of optimism ever measured,” a new Rasmussen poll says.

Radicals Threaten to Rape Christian Women in Indian Village

Pastor Kamalesh and believers attacked in Chhattisgragh ICC Note: In yet another attack against Christians in India, twenty armed radicals stormed into a prayer meeting and “tormented” fifty believers. Before they left they, “threatened the women that they will not hesitate to violate them if they continue to follow Jesus Christ.” 07/30/2012 India (CPUI)- Raipur20 […]

Rally for the 40 Million Martyred Christians

Rally in Rome Spotlights Christian Persecution ICC Note: Claiming numbers as high as 40 million Christians martyred in the 20th century a “Save the Christians” rally was held in Rome to raise awareness.  “De Mattei said the event was of ‘symbolic importance.’ If there were no such protests, he said ‘it would be a scandal.’” […]

Kidnapped Missionary Released Unharmed

Pastor Ponnachan George Released by Terrorists Unharmed! ICC Note: Pastor Ponnachan, a missionary with Gospel for Asia was kidnapped at gunpoint by terrorists. Through cooperation of the local police force of Assam, army personnel and high-level officials, the Pastor was released yesterday.  It is still unclear why this terrorist group, known for killing and not […]

In Nigeria, Islamic leaders Call on Boko Haram to End Violence

ICC Note Nigerian Islamic group, Boko Haram, is responsible for killing of hundreds of Christians in northern Nigeria. Muslim leaders are now asking the group to end its violence. 07/30/2012 Nigeria (Bikyamasr)-A group of Islamic scholars and leaders in Nigeria have called on the militant Boko Haram group to end its violent attacks against Christians […]

Violence Topples Nigeria’s ‘Bridge’

ICC note: Murder of Christian senator, physician leaves big plans unfinished. 07/26/2012 Nigeria (CDN) — Gyang Dantong was killed while attending a funeral. He was among a handful of elected members of Nigerian government attempting to bury the more than 100 Christians killed just the day before, when Muslim gunmen had rampaged through several villages […]

The Religious Silence on Christian Persecution; Has anyone heard of imprisoned Iranian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani?

Why isn’t imprisoned Iranian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani known to activists, politicians and citizens in the West? ICC Note: “This month the Christian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani marked his 1,000th day of incarceration in Lakan, a notorious prison in northern Iran. Charged with the crime of apostasy, Mr. Nadarkhani faces a death sentence for refusing to recant […]

Saudi Girl Flees Country after Embracing Christianity

ICC Note: The right to choose one’s own religion is a foreign concept in Saudi Arabia. Girls and women can be killed by their own families or imprisoned and even executed under Saudi law for converting from Islam to Christianity. In this story, the Saudi Gazette (note – this is a Saudi newspaper) reports on […]

Egypt: Christian Burns Muslim’s Shirt; Muslims Burn Christian Homes

By Raymond Ibrahim ICC Note: Two days after a Christian laundry worker burned the shirt of a Muslim, a group of Muslims started “burning and plundering Christian homes, and wounding several people,” Right Side News reports. 7/28/2012 Egypt (Right Side News) – According to AFP, “Muslims on Friday [today] set fire to Christian homes in […]

Romney visit reveals falling visibility of Palestinian issue

Mitt Romney’s visit to Jerusalem covered plenty of bases, but basically skipped the Palestinians.

PA official: Romney recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital ‘unacceptable’

Former Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat said that Mitt Romney’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was “unacceptable.”

Israeli court orders army to find living solution for Palestinian villagers

Israel has 30 days to arrange a living situation for 27 Palestinian families whose homes are set to be demolished, the Israeli Supreme Court ruled.

N.Y. Maccabi Games’ moment of silence for Munich 11 to be livestreamed

A moment of silence to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the massacre at the Munich Olympics will be livestreamed from a suburban New York JCC on Aug. 12.

N.H. community launching bid to build Jewish cultural center

The Jewish community of Bethlehem, N.H., will soon begin fundraising for a local Jewish cultural center.

With special prayers and kosher food, Jewish London embracing Olympic spirit

Rabbi chaplains for athletes, special kiddushes and kosher food at cafes are some ways that London’s Jewish community have embraced the Olympic spirit.

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