“Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven. Blessed are you when men revile you and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely on account of Me.” Matt. 5:10, 11. Jesus said that persecution of Jews and Christians would intensify in the “end-times”.
Originally posted in October 2003.
In his new, best-selling book, "Persecution: How Liberals Are Waging War Against Christianity," David Limbaugh exposes the outrageous bias and discrimination against Christians. Read Part I in this series, Intolerant 'Liberals' Wage War on Christianity.
The extremity of the war against Christianity was manifested in Madison, Wis., where transit authorities sought to honor the late Mother Teresa by putting her image on the metro pass in April 2003, a distinction later planned for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Mohandas Gandhi.
Originally posted in August 2003.
Certain parts of the Bible are already being banned from public display in America. An Alabama Judge has been ordered to remove a two-ton stone display with the Ten Commandments on it from the courthouse.
Originally posted in June 2008
Penalties created for those criticizing homosexuality outside church walls
A new Colorado law is helping homosexual activists achieve their goal of forcing Christians to teach biblical condemnation of homosexuality only behind the closed doors of their sanctuaries.
The as-yet untested state law promotes sexual identity "perception" to the level of skin color under state discrimination laws.
Some opponents are calling it a "bona fide censorship law," and top analysts for Focus on the Family, the Christian publishing and broadcast powerhouse, are expressing concern over the "mischief" they expect to follow the signing by Gov. Bill Ritter.
Originally posted in June 2008
Today it seems that being a believer is not so costly, and direct persecution does not appear to be happening. But there is plenty of indirect persecution taking place, in the form of discrimination laws, equal opportunity legislation, and those wretched hate crime laws. And one never quite knows where one stands in relation to these laws, especially the religious vilification laws.
These laws are notoriously vague and arbitrary, so that one can in good faith be doing one's Christian thing, and the next moment be dragged off to some tribunal for offending someone or vilifying somebody. No one is safe under such draconian and malicious legislation.
Let me give you a pretend example. Let's say you are concerned about the well-being of children, and are tired of so-called artists taking liberties with children (as happened in Sydney recently), and being allowed to live above the law in this regard. So you might preach a sermon one Sunday on such activities, and denounce the sin of child abuse and paedophilia.
Originally posted in March 2008
In Britain, the Christians Are Criminals: Second UK Couple Rejected as Foster Parents Due to Religious Beliefs Stephen Green, national director of [British group] Christian Voice, said, "It seems that Christians are gradually being squeezed out of the adoption process. It's exactly what we said would happen. In the name of equality, it's discriminating against Christians."
By Peter LaBarbera
The once-great nation of Britain is being reduced to a bastion of politically correct silliness. Is America next? So now British couples aren?t qualified to raise children unless they can recite pro-?gay? shibboleths?
Originally posted in February 2008
I am Christian fundamentalist. Meaning, for one, that I believe in the above declaration by Jesus Christ. This claim by Christ I believe to be absolute truth. For sure, when compared to other religious belief systems, this is an exclusionary statement.
It divides people. Either you subscribe to it, or you don't. There is no in between. This is not a gray area. There are other quotes like this from Jesus found in the scripture. For instance in John 3:3 he says this: "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." In Luke 13:3 he said: "No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish."
Originally posted in September 2007
For many people around the world, religious freedom is an alien concept. No "First Amendment" protects them. No tradition of religious liberty permits them to worship according to their own consciences. If they go to a church that isn't the "accepted" church, they risk ostracism, assault, torture, jail - even death.
The fact is, Christians are persecuted around the world on a daily basis -- it's just that their stories are largely unknown.
Originally posted in February 2007
A new book that is climbing the New York Times Bestseller List warns Americans of a dedicated minority of religious fanatics who are hijacking a great religion and actively working to destroy the United States Constitution and set up a theocracy in America, in which nonbelievers will be discriminated against or even summarily killed. Nor is their nefarious vision confined to the United States alone: this small but influential and wealthy band of religious zealots is also trying to turn events in the Middle East to their own advantage, so as to advance their religious agenda there also.
Originally posted in January 2007
WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Washington-DC based human rights group, International Christian Concern (ICC) has just released its annual Hall of Shame Awards. This list details the world's top ten persecutors of Christians.
This report calls attention to a growing trend that shows the source of Christian persecution shifting from nations with Communist governments to Islamic nations.
Originally posted in May 2006
This past Good Friday, a man entered Mar Girgis Church in Alexandria, Egypt, and stabbed one worshipper to death and wounded two others. He then went to another church and stabbed three other Christians. The events in Alexandria were a reminder of the, at best, tenuous status of Christians in the Islamic world. The Egyptian government immediately dismissed the possibility that animus toward Christians played a role in the attacks. Egypt's Interior Ministry said that the attacker suffered from "psychological disturbances." How convenient.