Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Family of eight Iraqi Christians shot in the face; IRS Heeds Demands of Atheists...more

Family of eight Iraqi Christians shot in the face
'They would not convert and it cost them their life'

Canon Andrew White, the Vicar of Baghdad, who has witnessed extreme sufferings of Christians being killed and persecuted in recent weeks, has accused the British Government of doing nothing to help fleeing Christians. Bishops and other church leaders have added their voices his concerns... image

World Ignores Christian Exodus from Islamic World
"They were trying to kill us...because we were Christians." —Teenage girl from Homs, Syria.

[Atheists]"want to use the IRS as a weapon against christianity, against faith"
The IRS is set to begin investigating churches for politicking reports Charisma News. The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), a group of atheists and agnostics, has accused 99 churches of illegal electioneering; the IRS is now heeding the demands of the group and will begin investigations.

The FFRF is fighting such campaigning as an ad from Billy Graham’s ministry to “Vote Biblical” reports IJReview. The group has accused multiple small congregations of illegal politicking as well.

Mat Staver, chairman of the Liberty Counsel says the churches have done nothing wrong. "Churches and pastors may speak on biblical and moral issues. Pastors can educate about the candidates' viewpoints. Pastors can encourage people to vote and can assist them in getting to the polls.”...

Billionaire Pastor Unveils $300 Million Temple of Solomon Church Replica in Brazil
...The temple, which takes over an entire city block, is an 11-story building twice the size of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue overlooking Rio de Janeiro, and is complete with stone from Israel and a helipad for its founder's, Edir Macedo, convenience.

"This temple is not about a denominational project, but something so glorious and spiritual that transcends reason itself," said Macedo, according to the Temple of Solomon's website. "It will certainly awaken the dormant faith of those who are cold and will prompt a national and worldwide revival."...

Chinese earthquake death toll rises to 589
The death toll from a 6.1-magnitude earthquake that struck China's southwestern Yunnan province on Sunday has risen to 589, with nine people still missing, China's state-run media said on Wednesday.

Among the reported deaths, 504 were in the worst-hit Ludian County and 72 in Qiaojia County. In addition to the deaths, 2,401 people were reported injured.
China’s Crackdown on the Cross Spreads


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