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July 20th, 2017 by Staff Writer

Henriette Karra, a 17-year-old girl living in Ramle, Israel, was reportedly killed by her father over a relationship she had with a jailed Muslim man.

Karra’s father, mother, and uncle were arrested for plotting the murder of the teenager, who was found on June 13 in the family hope with multiple stab wounds to the neck.

The Jerusalem Post reported on Sunday that the Christian family had largely opposed the teen’s relationship with a Muslim man, who was incarcerated at the time of Karra’s death.

According to reports, Karra was contemplating converting to Islam after the release of her boyfriend, who was jailed on an unspecified charge.

Leading up to her death, Karra reportedly sent text messages to her friends that read, “You won’t believe what they did to me … They are sending people to kill me. They are searching for me in every possible place. You don’t understand what fear this is. I don’t believe I have the strength to stand on my feet and run away.”

It was reported that Karra ran away to the home of her boyfriend’s mother, but she was found by family and taken back to her own home.

The Daily Mail reported that local law enforcement had the house bugged in the time leading up to the death of Karra, and that the night before she was killed, her father — who had once been a suspect in drug dealing — was overheard telling Karra’s mother, “Forget about her, let her go to hell. It’s not worth another shekel to even chase after her, she’s garbage. We need to whip her, throw her away like a dog and see how she does She’s already gone, I’m sick of her and you.”

The day before she was killed, Karra told a family member that she was planning to convert to Islam.

According to the report, when Karra’s father heard the news, and in a rage, stabbed his daughter three times in the neck.

Karra’s father was arrested later that day.

Her father has plead not guilty, but will stand trial in Israel for the death of his daughter.

Posted in Christian, Crime, Family, Israel, muslim, Relationships

July 15th, 2017 by Staff Writer

Members of the mainstream media reacted with confusion and skepticism when a visitor to the White House posted a photograph of President Trump as faith leaders prayed over him, with a laying on of hands.

“Such an honor to pray within the Oval Office for [the president] & [the vice president],” the tweet read.

Such an honor to pray within the Oval Office for @POTUS & @VP . pic.twitter.com/JrDOSJyFeN

— Johnnie Moore ن (@JohnnieM) July 12, 2017

The post was composed by Johnnie Moore, a former senior vice president at Liberty University.

Anyone who is even remotely familiar with the history and traditions of Christianity recognizes the ritual of “laying on of hands” that is even recorded in the Bible.

Harris Faulkner discussed the reaction from the mainstream media on Fox News’ Outnumbered.

“Well there are actually some new questions on whether the mainstream media are out of touch with much of America, after this reaction to a photograph,” she explained. “Evangelical leaders lay their hands on President Trump as they prayed over him at the White House earlier this week.”

Erin Burnett of CNN was quoted in her reaction, which seemed to be out of ignorance of the existence of the ritual.

“Pretty stunning image, I mean, I’ll give you a quick peek at it,” Burnett said. “The president bowing his head in prayer in the Oval Office and all these people sort of touching him, it’s very strange, we’re gonna tell you what happened there.”

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com

Faulkner also cited the reporting from the progressive news site Huffington Post, where they question Trump’s faith while covering the story.

“Trump, who identifies as Presbyterian, has demonstrated a basic lack of understanding about the Christian faith,” the Huffpo writer said, “including what constitutes an evangelical. But his Christian supporters aren’t fazed.”

The author cited a report attributing confusion on the part of Trump about the distinction between Presbyterians and evangelicals. Another link went to a Huffpo article citing Biblical verses that were taken to be contradictory to policy items on Trump’s political agenda.

Conservative commentator Mark Steyn described the resistance of the left to “ostentatious” acts of faith on Outnumbered.

“There’s a secular elite that doesn’t like, it’s actually creeped out by ostentatious displays of faith. So a little kind of rump, residual, episcopalianism is like OK, but when you actually got laying on of hands, that’s, ‘Woah! That’s way too much, man!’” he exclaimed, throwing his hands up in mock pantomime.

Evangelicals who support Donald Trump made their peace long ago with his tendency to say absolutely terrible things. The fact that Donald Trump said in 2005 that he could grab women by a vulgar term for their genitalia because he's famous doesn't seem to be changing how social conservative leaders feel about him. Evangelicals who opposed him before still aren't fans. And the ones in his camp aren't fazed by the recording. That's because this isn't about how much they like the brash billionaire; it's about how unflinching they are in their opposition to Hillary Clinton. Robert Jeffress the pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas and a member of Trump's Evangelical Executive Advisory Board. According to The Daily Beast, he said Trump's comments were

Posted in Christian, Christianity, CNN, Donald Trump, Evangelicals, Evangelism, Mainstream Media, Politics, Religion, Trump

April 19th, 2017 by Staff Writer

A South Dakota Muslim who was escorted out of a Christian conference after protesting it with foul language took to Facebook Live to tell viewers they should be “terrified” as he flashed multiple firearms in his car.

The man in the video is identified as Ehab Jaber is a South Dakota resident who is self-described as being formerly from from Saudi Arabia. According to World Net Daily, Jaber infiltrated the Christian Worldview Weekend conference at the Hilton Garden Inn in Sioux Falls on April 9th, as they were discussing the Islamic persecution of Christians around the world. The event was being attended by around 500 men, women, and children.

Jaber, wearing a shirt that read “I’m American, I’m a Muslim, I open carry, I conceal carry, and I’m dangerous only if you’re stupid,” and carrying a Koran reportedly began disrupting the proceedings and live streaming the conference on his phone.

It was a ticketed event but we didn’t have enough volunteers to be checking everyone coming in throughout the event,” said Shahram Hadian, a former Muslim turned Christian pastor and one of the speakers. “This guy came in after the event started so the way the hotel was set up, there were just too many ways to get in. This was a private event, a closed event for Christians, but that’s how he got in, because we just didn’t have the manpower to be checking everyone.”

A retired police officer who was working security for the event confronted Jaber, who told him he was “the Muslim John Smith.” The officer promptly escorted Jaber out of the building.

Jaber went to his car, and still sitting in the parking lot, once more took to Facebook Live where he began complaining about how many people were in attendance. It was then that Jaber asked “ya know, if you want to be really scared?”

Jaber then reached behind him and began displaying various handguns and an AK-47, each time saying “be scared.” Pulling out an extended magazine and an AR-15 he added “be f***ing terrified.”

Warning: The video below contains strong language.

According to the Daily Caller, FBI representatives and South Dakota police have interviewed Jaber, and determined that his actions broke no laws during his display.

Posted in Christian, Firearms, Islam, muslim, South Dakota, US

April 15th, 2017 by Staff Writer

It could be the child-like innocence, or the clever writing, or the adorable 3-year-old’s Scottish accent, but viewers just love this video of a little girl questioning her father on the logical consistencies, or lack thereof, in the traditions of Easter.

It’s gotten 39 million views, and it’s only been on Facebook for two days.

“Dad are you painting a face on an egg?” she asks.

“Yes I am,” her father responds.

“Have you lost your mind?” She counters.

“No, it’s for Easter!” he explains, “what’s wrong with Easter now.”

“I just don’t understand whats it’s all about,” she adds. “Why do you give me chocolate?”

“What do you mean?” he asks.

“When I ask for chocolate,” she explains, “Mom says ‘no no no, not good for you.’ Sometimes you give me more chocolate so I can eat.”

“Like when?” he demands.

“Easter,” she lists, “Halloween, Christmas, my birthday.”

“OK, OK,” her father allows.

“The country is gripped by obesity!” she exclaims, “but all our celebrations have loads of chocolates!”

“I suppose you’re right!” he says, pensively.

The rest of the video launches into a rational inquiry into the theological underpinnings of the traditions of Easter, and finds them wanting.

The video stars comedian Mark Nelson and his daughter, Isla. After only two days, it’s approaching 40 million views, and will probably surpass it in time for Easter.

Of course, the irrationality of the traditions have little to do with the real reason of the holiday – the sacrifice of God’s Son, Jesus Christ, and His resurrection, for the sake of washing away the sins of the world. And chocolates.

Christians in the Holy Land and across the world are celebrating Easter, commemorating the day followers believe Jesus was resurrected in Jerusalem 2,000 years ago.
The cavernous Holy Sepulcher church in Jerusalem was packed with worshippers on Sunday. The site is where Christians believe Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected.
A Mass is expected later in Bethlehem's Nativity Church, built atop the site where Christians believe Jesus was born.
Catholics and others are celebrating Easter whereas Orthodox Christians, who follow a different calendar, were marking Palm Sunday with processions.
At the Vatican, Pope Francis presided over a solemn vigil service Saturday night. In his homily, Francis said the Easter mystery requires the faithful to seek an answer "to the questions which challenge our faith, our fidelity, and our very existence."

Posted in Christian, Christianity, Comedy, Easter, Easter Bunny, Politics

January 13th, 2017 by Staff Writer

A group supporting Christian broadcasters in the Middle East says that they’re hearing reports of thousands of Muslims converting to Christianity.

The Voice For Martyrs Canada made this statement on the welcome movement:

Despite the mass exodus of many Christians, the church is far from empty in Syria, Iraq, Jordan and other parts of the Middle East. God has been very faithful. There are strong Christian believers remaining, and tremendous growth is taking place in the lives of new believers who were Muslims. The presence of the church is vitally important. People are desperate and see very little hope, but the fact that there still is a church gives them encouragement and hope.

VOMC says that they are hearing from broadcasters they support in Iraq of families all over the Middle East reporting conversations from Islam. “They are sharing exciting news of what God is doing in the Middle East” they happily announced. “There are thousands upon thousands coming to Christ.”

The Christian Broadcasting Network says that there are an estimated 360,000 Christian believers in the Muslim country of Iran, where there were only 500 in 1979.

While thousands may not appear to be many given the more than billion estimated Muslim adherents in the world, Christians are oftentimes persecuted in the Muslim world, so conversations are especially dangerous. In December, Muslim refugees in England said they encountered Jesus Christ in their dreams and thereby converted to Christianity, adding to the many such conversation stories from the Middle East.

Posted in Christian, Christianity, Christians, Freedom of Religion, Islam, Jesus Christ, Middle East, muslim, Politics, Religious Liberty, Religious Persecution, Religious Tolerance

January 13th, 2017 by Staff Writer

A group supporting Christian broadcasters in the Middle East says that they’re hearing reports of thousands of Muslims converting to Christianity.

The Voice For Martyrs Canada made this statement on the welcome movement:

Despite the mass exodus of many Christians, the church is far from empty in Syria, Iraq, Jordan and other parts of the Middle East. God has been very faithful. There are strong Christian believers remaining, and tremendous growth is taking place in the lives of new believers who were Muslims. The presence of the church is vitally important. People are desperate and see very little hope, but the fact that there still is a church gives them encouragement and hope.

VOMC says that they are hearing from broadcasters they support in Iraq of families all over the Middle East reporting conversations from Islam. “They are sharing exciting news of what God is doing in the Middle East” they happily announced. “There are thousands upon thousands coming to Christ.”

The Christian Broadcasting Network says that there are an estimated 360,000 Christian believers in the Muslim country of Iran, where there were only 500 in 1979.

While thousands may not appear to be many given the more than billion estimated Muslim adherents in the world, Christians are oftentimes persecuted in the Muslim world, so conversations are especially dangerous. In December, Muslim refugees in England said they encountered Jesus Christ in their dreams and thereby converted to Christianity, adding to the many such conversation stories from the Middle East.

Posted in Christian, Christianity, Christians, Freedom of Religion, Islam, Jesus Christ, Middle East, muslim, Politics, Religious Liberty, Religious Persecution, Religious Tolerance

January 3rd, 2017 by Staff Writer

President-elect Donald Trump continued to make unorthodox decisions on the way to the Oval Office, and some Christian leaders are not happy about one such choice he made.  Paula White has been invited to deliver a prayer at the inauguration ceremony alongside other religious leaders.

White is a proponent of the “prosperity gospel” which says faith is rewarded with material possessions and wealth, but many Evangelical Christians consider this to be a heretical teaching.

Conservative Christian Erick Erickson was very vocal in his opposition to White, writing, “Paula White is a trinity denying heretic. She rejects the Council of Nicaea’s creed that every Christian accepts. To reject the orthodoxy of the Nicene Creed is to reject Christianity itself.

The Washington Examiner listed other objections from Christian leaders:

“Paula White is a charlatan and recognized as a heretic by every orthodox Christian, of whatever tribe,” echoed Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.

“Paula White has a long history of bankruptcies, failed business ventures, and unsuccessful marriages, which makes her the perfect choice to deliver a prayer on behalf a president-elect who has proudly proclaimed that he’s never felt the need to ask forgiveness from God for anything,” complained Paula Bolyard in a post…

White has been a long-time friend and supporter of Trump, whose own religiosity has been questioned by some critics. They cite his odd answers about who Jesus Christ is, whether he’s ever asked God for forgiveness, and his stumbling over quoting the second epistle to the Corinthians from the Bible as evidence that he is exaggerating the importance of Bible teachings in his life.

Supporters like “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson excuse Trump’s religious shortcomings by comparing him to his political opponents and competitors. Former Minnesotan Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann says outright that God has “raised up” Donald Trump to the office.

The inauguration for President-elect Trump will be held on January 20th. So far there is no indication Trump will change his plans to have Paula White pray at the ceremony.

Posted in Christian, Christianity, Christians, Donald Trump, Inauguration, Jesus Christ, Politics, Religious Liberty

January 14th, 2016 by Staff Writer

Duck hunters, Christians, celebrity truck drivers: Meet the Wolf twins.

Born just six minutes apart 57 years ago, the brothers, whose identical beards now reach down past their chests, have spent pretty much their entire lives side-by-side, as best friends.

It was on an annual pilgrimages to the Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio that the brothers’ lives took a drastic turn towards unlikely celebrity, about 15 years ago.

It began with a photograph by famed New York City photographer, Mary Ellen Bark in 2001.

Next, the men, who are Christians, were featured in National Geographic’s Magazine’s renowned twins edition in 2012. That magazine spread lead to producers of the History Channel’s reality television show Big Rig Bounty Hunters contacting them and asking them to star in the new show.

Duck Hunters, Christians, Celeb Truck Drivers: Meet the Wolf Twins

As professional truck drivers, the brothers had already logged more than three-millions miles on the open roads over 22 years. They’d haul just about anything across the country, listening to gospel music and planning the world class miniature railroad they’re building in the Michigan home they share with their parents, switching off driving and sleeping in their powerful Freightliner truck.

The show, however, had them mixed in with a slightly rougher crowd of “bounty hunters” tasked with tracking down missing or stolen trucks and cargo around the country.

“That’s what we prayed about before we did it. That God would be glorified in some way.”

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It seems the producers of the series immediately noticed the Wolf twins were somehow different than most of the rough and tumble crowd that comprised the bounty hunting cast.

The show’s webpage dubbed the brothers the “the nicest yet trickiest twins you’d ever meet,” noting, perhaps unfairly, that “trucking and family is all they know.”

The brothers say they prayed hard before taking on the show, asking that their Christian witness would shine through.

It seems their prayers were answered.

“The biggest thing on that show was that [when] we went to a yard sale in Pennsylvania… a guy came up to me and said ‘you were on that TV show?’” said Dave, the older of the two.

“Don came up, and the guy looked at his shirt and said ‘I knew you guys were Christians. I could tell by the way you acted. You weren’t like the other people on the show,” he continued.

“That’s what we prayed about before we did it,” Dave added. “That God would be glorified in some way.”

Among the twins’ various hobbies are duck hunting, ship-wreck diving and automobiles, but perhaps most notable is their never-ending construction on the massive model train-set which spans the cavernous basement of a rural Michigan home they helped build themselves. 

The landscapes represent thousands of hours of painstaking work mostly done when the brothers aren’t out on the road. They say they do it for the sake of creativity and also to share with children of the nearby Tyrone Covenant Presbyterian Church, which they attend.

“Its all for other people to see,” Don said.

“Just enjoy it,” Dave added. “Its just fun, being creative and just watching the trains run.”

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Don and Dave have spent most of their entire lives together saying that with a few small exceptions over the years, they do pretty much everything together.

“We get along great, we’re best friends, we live together in Fenton,” the twins told the Tri-County Times, a local Fenton newspaper, last year.  All of our lives we usually end up at the same place, doing the same thing, and finishing each other’s sentences.”

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November 18th, 2015 by Staff Writer

John Kasich

 

John Kasich Wants to Promote ‘Judeo-Christian’ Values Worldwide

John Kasich, republican presidential candidate, recently claimed that he would set up an agency with a “mandate” to promote “Judeo-Christrian values” overseas to help counter Islamist propaganda.

The new agency would be created with Kasich’s hopes to promote the value of human rights, democracy and the freedom of speech, religion and association. Kasich wants to target the information in the Middle East, China, Iran and Russia. He is hoping that this information will overtake propaganda and misfortune that is purveyed by Islamic militants.

This statement was released on Tuesday at the National Press Club in Washington, as part of his speech on national security. According to Kasich, when it comes to the advances by the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, the U.S. is “failing to advance our values in the battle of ideas.”

 

John claims that the agency’s job “would be fundamentally to revive what we used to do when we beamed messages into the former Soviet Union. We need to beam messages around the world about what it means to have a Western ethic, to be part of a Judeo-Christian society. It means freedom, it means opportunity, it means respect for women, it means freedom to gather, it means so many things.”

 

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