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US Congress condemns Iran for sentencing Christian pastor to death

Originally published in Congress unanimously approved a new resolution condemning the Iranian government for sentencing to death a Christian pastor accused of renouncing Islam. Youcef Nadarkhani’s sentence has been affirmed at the highest levels of Iran’s legal system and could be carried out at anytime, according to his supporters. […]

The fight over Obama’s mandate is the fight of a lifetime for religious freedom

By Chuck Colson — Originally published in LifesiteNews I’ve been talking a lot lately about the Obama Administration’s relentless attempts to restrict religious freedom. You know by now that the Catholic bishops have strongly rejected the president’s so-called “accommodation” to exempt religious organizations from paying for abortion-inducing drugs, contraception, and […]

Rick Warren tweets: ‘I’d go to jail rather than cave in’ on Obamacare mandate

Originally published in Rick Warren, perhaps the most influential evangelical pastor in America, has tweeted he would “go to jail” rather than cave in to a government mandate that violates God’s commandments. Pastor Rick Warren, pastor of the 20 000-member Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, tweeted his defiance […]

US football star puts John 3:16 on page 1

By Mark Hensch – Originally published in Christian Post Talk of God is back on page one of the sports section and beyond thanks to evangelist quarterback Tim Tebow’s orchestration of yet another miraculous finish, this time in the Denver Broncos’ playoff win over the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday. The unashamed-of-the-Gospel […]

Facebook helps police recover stolen baby Jesus

Originally published in Christian Post Police in Virginia  USA, have recovered an 36 kilogramme statue of baby Jesus after a woman who allegedly stole it from a nativity scene uploaded a picture of the figure on her Facebook page. Fredericksburg Police detectives found the plastic baby Jesus figure, which had […]

House reaffirms ‘In God We Trust’ as US national motto

Originally published in The House on Tuesday passed a non-binding resolution reaffirming “In God We Trust” as the national motto. The measure sponsored by Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Virginia), supports and encourages the motto’s display in all public schools and government buildings. It was approved 396-9, with 2 abstentions. Forbes […]

Methodist clergy in US vow to marry gay couples

Originally published in The Christian Century Risking their careers or standing in the United Methodist Church, at least 164 clergy and six congregations from Long Island to the Catskill Mountains and southern Connecticut are vowing to marry same-sex couples. Hundreds of UMC clergy elsewhere in the US have made similar […]

US and Palestine headed for showdown over UN application for statehood?

By Nicola Menzie – Originally published in Christian Post As Palestinians officially kick off their bid for statehood recognition by the United Nations, a Jewish interest group is calling on President Barack Obama to stand firm with Israel and reverse his so-called “anti-Israel” stance. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has said […]