WASHINGTON — As over 100 Pakistani Christians were arrested in mid-March following the lynching of two Muslim men wrongly thought to be involved in two earlier church bombings that killed 17, some 30 prisoners have been released and show clear signs of being abused and tortured by the police.
International Christian Concern, a leading Christian persecution watchdog and advocacy organization, announced at a Tuesday press conference held to discuss the rise of Christian persecution in Pakistan, that 30 of the 111 Christian men and boys detained by police in the Lahore suburb of Youhanabad following the lynching have been released from jail.
With their release, it has come to light that those imprisoned in connection to the lynchings were subject to torture and merciless beatings by police officers in an attempt to extract confessions out of them. more >>
Police in Arizona released a disturbing dashboard camera video Friday showing a brawl between officers and members of a traveling "Christian family band" in a Walmart parking lot last month that left one band member dead and others shrieking in pain.
The Facebook page for the band, called "Matthew 24 Now," in reference to a chapter of the Bible in the book of Matthew that addresses the end of time, is filled with other references to Scripture. Since the release of the video, the page has also been littered with comments critical of the brawling band.
A megachurch in Michigan has announced that they will set up a "special fund" to raise the approximately $300,000 a Ponzi schemer donated to its congregation.
Resurrection Life Church, a large congregation with campuses in Grandville and Holland, had $300,000 donated to it by a convicted Ponzi scammer.
In response to recent attention given to the congregation over the question of them returning the money, Resurrection Life addressed the issue Wednesday afternoon on social media. more >>
Judy Scott, the elderly Christian mother of 50-year-old father of four Walter Scott, shown being fatally shot in the back by South Carolina police officer Michael Slager in a now viral video, is praising God for 23-year-old witness Feidin Santana who captured video without which the truth about her son's death might have never been known.
On Saturday, April 4, The Post and Courier filed this report on Walter Scott's death.
A statement released by North Charleston police spokesman Spencer Pryor said a man ran on foot from the traffic stop and an officer deployed his department-issued Taser in an attempt to stop him. more >>
A Roman Catholic priest has been murdered in Mexico yet again, which the Vatican has said is the most dangerous country in Latin America for clergymen. Father Francisco Javier Gutiérrez Díaz was found by authorities with a bullet wound in his head and abandoned on a dirt road.
The office of the Archbishop of Morelia released a statement reading: "United in prayer, we are indignant at the death of Father Francisco Javier Gutiérrez Díaz, of Capuchinas in Salvatierra Guanajuato. When will this end? Enough with so much blood spilled!"
Authorities said that the priest, who served as a pastor of Our Lady of the Rosary in Salvatierra, Guanajuato, was murdered on Monday. They found that his wallet, money, and phone were stolen, leading them to conclude that robbery was the main motive behind the attack. more >>
NEW YORK – A few hours before renowned neurosurgeon and potential GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson arrived at the Al Sharpton-led National Action Network's annual convention in New York City on Wednesday morning, people were reacting to the mere mention of his name, like a foul odor in a locked and crowded room.
By the time Carson, 63, was finished speaking to the same crowd later that evening, however, many were clamoring to shake his hand.
The country will have to wait until early May to find out whether or not Carson will run for presidential office in 2016, but until then, Carson has been quietly making the rounds, whittling away at public misconceptions about who he is, to define the man he wants America to see — the patriot, the Christian, the family man who believes in hard work, common sense and diversity. more >>