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Iran Arrests Two Catholics as Regime Cracks Down on the Faith

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 1:30pm 3/15/2017 at 1:30pm
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On February 20, the Iranian regime arrested a Catholic mother and son as it continues to crack down on the faith. Unfortunately, there is no update on the two of them.

Anousheh Rezabakhsh and Soheil Zargarzadeh converted to Catholicism in Istanbul, Turkey in August 2016. It just goes to show that Christians...

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Faith Based Universities See Trump’s Win as a Reprieve

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 10:30am 12/14/2016 at 10:30am

The last eight years have been an assault on faith based institutions in many ways so it’s no wonder the folks at these schools are breathing a sigh of relief.

National Review has the story:

For Some Faith-Based Institutions, Trump Represents a Reprieve

Perhaps more than any other sector in America, the ivory towers...

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Austria, Germany: Alpine Crosses Under Attack

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 1:00pm 11/8/2016 at 1:00pm
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Summit Crosses have adorned hill tops and mountain peaks in the Alps since the dawn of Christianity in the West. Roman legionaries are said of have brought Christianity to the Alpine region as early as second century of Christian era. In recent months, these religious and historic symbols are targets of vandalism...

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Prager U: Were the Founders Religious?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 12, 2016 at 12:35pm 9/12/2016 at 12:35pm
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The debate over our founding fathers’ religious beliefs is centuries old. Though we are a nation intentionally founded on Judeo-Christian principles, the anti-religion crowd loves to paint the men that created our great nation as beings of The Enlightenment, forgetting (intentionally or ignorantly) their deeply-rooted religious beliefs.

Prayer University sets the...

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Family of 13-year-old girl murdered by Palestinian terrorist ascends Temple Mount

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 7:00am 7/13/2016 at 7:00am

On Tuesday morning July 12, 2016, the family of Hallel Yaffa Ariel, the 13-year-old Israeli girl who was brutally stabbed to death on June 30th as she lay asleep in her bed, was granted special permission to visit the Temple Mount in Jerusalem—the most sacred site in Judaism.

Hallel’s anguished parents, Rina...

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Atheists Target “God’s Country” Sign in Small Town Texas

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 27, 2016 at 5:00pm 6/27/2016 at 5:00pm

Heaven forbid atheists show any tolerance for people of faith or that nasty, three-letter-word, “God”.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is raising a stink over a highway road sign that has been a staple of Hondo, Texas since the 1930’s. Why? Because the sign refers to Hondo as “God’s Country”.

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Malaysia: ‘Moderate Muslim’ country moves towards blanket Sharia Rule

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 10:00am 5/31/2016 at 10:00am

The Southeast Asian country of Malaysia is moving towards a total imposition of Islamic Sharia. Malaysia’s government has pledged its support for an Islamic penal code that seeks to impose Sharia-prescribed punishments such as amputations, public stoning and flogging on its multi-religious population. The new legislation referred to as “Hudud Law” also...

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Christians facing violence and harassment inside German Refugee Centres, study reveals

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 1:00pm 5/10/2016 at 1:00pm

For many Christians fleeing the nightmare of religious persecution in Arab and Muslim lands their torment and suffering doesn’t end when they arrive on the shores of Europe since Islamist bullies single them out for harassment. A detailed study released by the Christian group Open Doors on Monday says that newly arrived Christian...

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High School Demands End to Off-Campus Christian Lunch Group

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 10:30am 4/16/2016 at 10:30am

In what some might be the next standoff over religious liberty, a high school near Madison, Wisconsin is at odds with an off-campus student lunch group over the right to hold free, Jesus-themed lunches.

Fox News explains:

[Middleton] high school allows students to eat lunch off-campus. In 2014 a small group of parents began meeting with their...

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Court confirms: Spaghetti is not a god

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 15, 2016 at 5:00pm 4/15/2016 at 5:00pm

Bad news for Pastafarians. A federal court in Nebraska ruled Flying Spaghetti Monster is not actually a god.

Stephen Cavanaugh, prisoner of the Nebraska State Penitentiary sued prison officials because, “their refusal to accommodate his religious requests.” His request to have Pastafarianism recognized as his official religion was smacked down by a...

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Brian Adams Too Good For Mississippi’s “Discriminatory Laws”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 11, 2016 at 12:00pm 4/11/2016 at 12:00pm

Is it an epidemic? Yet another decades-old rockstar miraculously found a feigned moral superiority soapbox. Canadian rocker Brian Adams, most famous for his early 90s hits, has decided Mississippi’s religious freedom laws are too draconian for his liking.

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Disney, Marvel Threaten Boycott If GA Gov Signs Religious Freedom Bill

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 8:30pm 3/23/2016 at 8:30pm

Walt Disney and Marvel, a Disney subsidiary, are threatening to boycott Georgia if Governor Nathan Deal signs into law a religious freedom bill that recently passed the Georgia state legislature.

The bill, HB 575, had already undergone significant revisions in response to pressure from SJWs.  The bill was initially designed to protect...

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Obama Lectures America About Religious Inclusivity

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 5, 2016 at 10:00am 2/5/2016 at 10:00am

In case you missed it, the National Prayer Breakfast was earlier this week and our esteemed president used the occasion to lecture people on religious liberty.

FOX 6 reported:

Pres. Obama at National Prayer Breakfast: ‘Faith is the great cure for fear’

President Barack Obama addressed the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, speaking about the...

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Happy Religious Freedom Day!

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 12:30pm 1/16/2016 at 12:30pm

Friday, President Obama issued a proclamation declaring today Religious Freedom Day.

In 1992, a Joint Resolution from Congress requested then President George H.W. Bush to designate January 16 as Religious Freedom Day:

“Be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That January...

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Houston Housing Authority Withdraws Eminent Domain Threats Against Churches

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 11:30am 11/4/2015 at 11:30am

The city of Houston is no longer threatening to seize two decades-old fifth ward churches via eminent domain.

From our August report:

Two churches nestled in what used to be one of Houston’s roughest neighborhoods are fighting back against the city. The Latter Day Deliverance Revival Center was established in the fifth...

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Gallup: 49% See Government as “Immediate Threat”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 6:30pm 9/24/2015 at 6:30pm

Gallup released an interesting poll this week showing that nearly half of all Americans view government as “an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens.”  Interestingly, this is “similar to what was found in previous surveys conducted over the last five years”; however, “when this question was first...

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City of Houston threatens to steal land from decades-old churches using eminent domain

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 10:00am 8/5/2015 at 10:00am

Today’s edition of Why local governments can be the absolute worst takes place in my home breaks. If you haven’t had your coffee yet, this story is enough to get your blood pumping.

Two churches nestled in what used to be one of Houston’s roughest neighborhoods are fighting back against the...

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