Christian Misconceptions About Muslims


The link below is to an article that looks at three Christian misconceptions about Islam.

For more visit:
http://www.jdgreear.com/my_weblog/2015/03/three-christian-misconceptions-about-muslims.html

Florida Church That Hosts Naked Paint Parties Loses Tax-Exempt Status


particularkev:

I agree – that is not a church.

Originally posted on TIME:

A church in Panama City, Fla., that hosted naked paint parties and slumber parties with the “sexiest ladies on the beach” has lost its tax-exempt status after authorities were alerted to its activities.

The Life Center: A Spiritual Community has been hosting a daily party schedule called “Amnesia: The Tabernacle” since Feb. 28, the Panama City News Herald reported. The string of parties — including the pyjama-and-lingerie Sunday slumber party and an event called “Wet n Wild” described as “White Water meets Tabernacle PCB with a little twerkin'” — is reportedly sponsored by a company called iDrink, and caters to college students on spring break.

Partygoers must pay $20, a donation that a sign at the front says goes back to the church, to enter a room with walls bearing t-shirts of stick-figures performing oral sex and the words “I hate being sober.”

The property is owned by Markus Bishop…

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China: Persecution News Update


The links below are to articles reporting on persecution news from China (The latest are at the top).

For more visit:
- http://www.chinaaid.org/2015/02/world-look-at-chinas-patriotic-martyrs.html
- http://www.persecution.org/2015/02/17/china-lawyers-claim-pastors-trial-is-illegal/
- http://www.chinaaid.org/2015/02/wives-of-hualin-kindergarten-defendants.html
- http://www.ecumenicalnews.com/article/christian-persecution-in-china-may-be-slowing-down-says-monitoring-group-28328
- http://www.chinaaid.org/2015/02/trial-for-4-detained-for-illegal.html

American Missionary Kidnapped in Nigeria


particularkev:

Nigeria: Persecution News Update

Originally posted on TIME:

Armed men kidnapped an American missionary from a school in Nigeria and have demanded the equivalent of almost $300,000 for her safe return, Nigerian police said Tuesday. The Rev. Phyllis Sortor, a missionary with the Free Methodist Church in Seattle, was identified by her church as the U.S. citizen abducted from the Hope Academy compound in Kogi state.

A group of five armed men, three of whom had masks over their faces, jumped the walls of the compound and fired shots into the air at 10:30 a.m. local time Monday (4:30 a.m. ET), Kogi Police Commissioner Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi said. Speaking to NBC News…

Read the rest of the story from our partners at NBC News

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ISIS Abducts At Least 90 Christians in Syria, Activists Say


Originally posted on TIME:

Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) militants have abducted at least 90 Christian men, women and children from a cluster of villages in northeastern Syria, according to reports received by human rights activists on Tuesday.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that ISIS militants seized members of the Assyrian community, a Christian minority sect, during a series of dawn raids centering on the town of Tal Tamr and neighboring villages.

Another group, the Syriac National Council of Syria, said that it had verified at least 150 people missing who were kidnapped in the raids.

The abductions occurred as Kurdish Peshmerga forces, backed by U.S. airstrikes, have waged a campaign against ISIS strongholds in northern Syria, forcing ISIS militants back by at least 3 miles, according to Peshmerga commanders and activists on the ground.

Islamist militants swearing allegiance to ISIS beheaded an estimated 21 Coptic Christians in Libya…

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Malaysia: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article reporting on persecution news from Malaysia.

For more visit:
http://www.persecution.org/2015/02/10/christian-students-in-malaysia-forced-to-convert-to-islam/

Kenya: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article reporting on persecution news from Kenya.

For more visit:
http://morningstarnews.org/2015/02/eight-people-injured-in-grenade-attack-in-northern-kenya/