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Evangelical Leaders Ask Rick Perry to Stop Execution of Mentally Ill Texas Man Who Believes He's Being Punished for Preaching the Gospel
The attorneys for Scott Panetti, a severely mentally ill man who believes Texas is trying to execute him for preaching the Gospel, have asked the state to stay his execution. Panetti's death sentence, however, is not for preaching the Gospel, but for..
Pope Francis' First Visit to US to Include Discussion on Homosexuality, Infertility, Celibacy at World Meeting of Families!
Pope Francis confirmed on Monday that he will be making his first visit to the United States in September 2015, when he will be traveling to Philadelphia for the upcoming World Meeting of Families congress. The discussion topics for the meeting are s..
Twenty-three Christian families who were unable to flee the city of Raqqa in northern Syria, which terror group ISIS has made its stronghold, are reportedly facing Islamic fanaticism and a "protection tax" they will be forced to pay in order to keep ..
President Barack Obama confirmed Sunday the beheading of American aid worker Peter Kassig, also known as Abdul Rahman, at the hands of terror group ISIS, or ISIL, calling it an act of "pure evil." Kassig's murder was recorded on video along with the ..
Nigerian Army Recaptures Mubi in Rare Victory Over Boko Haram; But Islamic Militants Raid Chibok Again
The Nigerian army has claimed a rare victory over terror group Boko Haram with news that it has recaptured the northeastern town of Mubi. The Islamic militants, however, have in turn raided the town of Chibok, where in April they kidnapped over 200 s..
Obama Vows to Use Executive Action for Immigration Reform; Republicans in Uproar Over President Bypassing Congress
President Barack Obama has announced that despite GOP warnings, he will be pushing on with executive action on immigration reform. The president said that Congress has failed to act on immigration for over a year, leaving him with no choice but to ac..
Catholics Turning to Protestant Churches in Latin America to Find Relationship With God, Survey Finds
A new Pew survey found that Latin American Catholics are increasingly leaving the Church, either to join evangelical Protestant churches or are abandoning religion altogether. The survey participants cited a search for a personal connection with God ..
Over 50 Evangelical leaders have signed a joint letter warning Texas Governor Rick Perry that the planned execution of severely mentally ill man Scott Panetti, who has been convicted of murder, and has said he believes he is battling Satan, would "cr..
Ebola Outbreak Passes 5,000 Death Mark in West Africa; Separate Outbreak in DR Congo Nears 50 Victims
The World Health Organization announced on Wednesday that in West Africa, more than 5,160 people have died from the largest Ebola outbreak in history, with a total of 14,098 reported cases. A separate Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Cong..
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Yasser Arafat 'Found Jesus' Before He Died, Wept While Watching 'The Passion of the Christ,' Says Evangelical Friend
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat might have converted to Christianity before his death in 2004, suggested Christian writer and speaker RT Kendall, a close friend of his. Kendall revealed that Arafat wept while watching Mel Gibson's epic "The Passion ..
A federal judge ordered South Carolina officials to stop enforcing the state's ban on gay marriage Wednesday. District Judge Richard Gergel gave the state a one-week stay to appeal, but same-sex couples could begin filing for marriage licenses on Nov..
A new initiative is encouraging supporters of Iranian-American pastor Saeed Abedini to purchase and send postcards to the White House to urge President Barack Obama to demand the release Abedini as part of the upcoming nuclear negotiations with Iran.