Tony Perkins, president of Family Research Council, met with Sudanese Ambassador to the United States Maowia Khalid on Wednesday to discuss the efforts to free Meriam Ibrahim, a Christian woman who was imprisoned due to allegations of apostasy. Ibrahim, whose husband is a U.S. citizen and who recently gave birth to their second child while in prison, was freed but then detained again at an airport in Sudan with her American husband when they tried to leave the country.
In an interview with The Christian Post, Perkins said that he felt the meeting at the embassy over the status of Ibrahim and her family went well.
"I met with him for about an hour. I think the ambassador is a very reasonable man, understands the issue here," said Perkins. more >>
As Iraq burns, and the hard-won gains of American arms are thrown away in a bloodbath of severed heads and mass executions, more than 1,500 miles away from Baghdad a smaller, but also heartbreaking drama is playing out before the eyes of a watching world.
And just as in Iraq, the United States is humiliated, with lives hanging in the balance.
On Monday, there was a rare burst of good news from the jihadist reaches of the Muslim world, as a Sudanese court overturned the death sentence imposed on Meriam Ibrahim, a Sudanese Christian convicted of "apostasy" - of converting from Islam to Christianity. Married to an American, Meriam was imprisoned with her two young American children, sentenced to be flogged and then hung. She was free to leave Sudan, and it appeared our State Department was even working diligently to bring Meriam and her American family home, to free soil. more >>
The Tenth Amendment says, "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." But Barrack Obama says, I've got a pen and I've got a phone, and I can do what I want. Not the states, not the people, but Me, Myself, and I.
Every week there seems to be a new scandal du jour for this administration.
Although the president famously said there's not a "smidgen of a scandal" involving the IRS (which allegedly targeted conservative and Christian groups), we know now that the critical emails of Lois Lerner are not only apparently lost, but the hard drives were destroyed. Every day of this administration, Richard Nixon looks more and more like a Sunday school teacher. more >>
A group of about 140 religious leaders and religious freedom advocates signed a letter to President Barack Obama asking him to include an exemption for faith-based groups in his pending executive order protecting LGBT government contract workers from discrimination.
Religious organizations contract with the federal government to provide vital services, the letter points out, such as overseas relief and development with USAID, prison programs for the Bureau of Prisons, and research, services and technical assistance for numerous other federal government departments. Many of these religious organizations require their staff to agree to a set of religious beliefs and maintain conduct consistent with those beliefs.
An executive order on workplace discrimination against LGBT individuals that did not include a religious exemption could force religious groups that believe marriage is only between one man and one woman, and that homosexuality is a sin, to choose between ending those services or abandoning their religious beliefs. more >>
WASHINGTON – A lawyer involved in a major church and state Supreme Court case has said that the decision may change how the Court interprets religious expression in the public sphere.
Last month, the highest court in the land ruled in Town of Greece v. Galloway that a New York State town can have Christian invocation prayers before its monthly town meetings.
Thomas M. Johnson, Jr., associate with Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher's office in Washington, D.C., who worked on the case, told The Christian Post that with the decision the Court might be moving away from the Lemon Test. more >>
House Speaker John Boehner announced this week that he plans to file a federal lawsuit against President Barack Obama for allegedly abusing his executive power by changing policies without consulting Congress.
When asked at a news conference on Capitol Hill if he planned to file the lawsuit against the president, Boehner told reporters: "I am."
"You know the Constitution makes it clear that the president's job is to faithfully execute the laws and in my view the president has not faithfully executed the laws," Boehner, a Republican, said. more >>