Two masked gunmen on motorcycles, believed to be Muslim, open fired on the campus of a Pakistani Catholic school in Lahore Friday morning, injuring one Christian student and two security guards.
The two gunmen began firing at the campus of St. Franciscan High School in the Behar colony of Lahore, the second largest Christian residential area in Pakistan, around 10:30 a.m. The masked perpetrators were able to race away on their motorcycles and were not identified.
Police have begun an investigation into the attack on the school, according to prominent Pakistani human rights attorney Sardar Mushtaq Gill, who told The Christian Post that the school shooting is yet another attack on the Lahore Christian community following the Youhanabad lynchings of two Muslims thought to be involved in the mid-march Taliban bombings of two Christian churches. more >>
Matthew Lee Anderson wrote a fabulous piece at Mere Orthodoxy on the religious liberty debate we are currently having in the context of the rise of the legal momentum that LGBT activists have seen. That debate devolved into a firestorm with the passage (and then weakening) of Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
The particular excerpt I want to point out makes an excellent case why evangelicals should have never stood for sodomy laws in the past. I remember when the Supreme Court struck down Texas' sodomy law and how I had Christian friends bemoan that fact. I didn't because my inclination was "why in the world would I want government to police the bedroom? Why stop at sodomy if that's the case?"
Anderson does a far better job articulating what I thought at the time (and still think when I see friends and pundits complain about that ruling): more >>
At least 15 Muslim migrants have reportedly been arrested by Italian police after murdering and throwing overboard 12 other migrants, Christians from Ghana and Nigeria, who were all on a boat heading to Italy.
BBC News reported that the Muslims were arrested when they reached the Sicilian city of Palermo, and were charged with "multiple aggravated murder motivated by religious hate."
Migrants from various parts in Africa travel to Italy by boat in large numbers every week, often resulting in massive maritime disasters. more >>
A North Carolina documentarian is in the process of creating a film about a controversial faith-healing church connected to 91 deaths.
Faith Assembly, a multi-church sect based in Indiana during the 1980s and founded by Hobart Freeman, was known for demanding that its members refuse all medical treatment.
Over the years at least 91 people, the vast majority of whom were children, died of various illnesses due to not receiving readily available medical treatment, according to J. C. Lee of the Elkhart Truth. more >>
Spring break debauchery might have reached an all-time high as a video showing the gang rape of a 19-year-old girl in Panama City went viral earlier this week and is shining the spotlight on a Florida city that needs to crack down on the college vacation.
Authorities claim that this is not the first tape they have found showing this type of crime and explained that this is an ongoing problem with spring breakers.
"This is not the first video we've recovered. It's not the second video. It's not the third video," Bay County Sherriff Frank McKeithen told CNN. "There's a number of videos we've recovered with things similar to this, and I can only imagine how many things we haven't recovered." more >>
A new church attack has been reported in Agra, India, where vandals damaged four statues of Mother Mary, wrapped a dog chain around one of them, and removed the head of a baby Jesus statue.
"The intruders intended to hurt our religious sentiments as they placed the head of child Jesus Christ in the hand of Mother Mary and attached a dog chain to the neck," said Father Moon Lazarus, the head St. Mary Church, located in the Pratabpura area in the city of the Taj Mahal.
The attack is said to have occurred early in the morning around 3:30 a.m., according to Hindustan Times, with the window panes of the priest's car inside the church premises also being broken. more >>