Franklin Graham, the son of renowned evangelist Billy Graham and CEO of Samaritan's Purse, is calling out President Obama for what he deems as his failure to acknowledge the slaughter of Christians in the horrific mass shootings in Umpqua, Oregon, last Thursday.
While discussing Billy Graham's new book, Where I Am: Heaven, Eternity, and Our Life Beyond with Fox News host Todd Starnes, he [Franklin] was asked about last week's shooting at Umpqua Community College where gunman Chris Harper Mercer questioned students if they were Christians before shooting them dead.
"I don't understand the president. Christians were martyred! They were asked specifically, 'Are you a Christian?' And if they said 'yes,' he said, 'You're getting ready to meet your God now in one second,' and he pulled the trigger," said Graham. more >>
Three Muslim men who pretended to be interested in learning about Christianity attacked a Bangladeshi pastor in his home earlier this week after he agreed to share the Gospel with them.
The men tried to slit the throat of the Rev. Luke Sarker, 52, with a knife. Sarker's wife heard his screams and ran to confront the attackers. The men fled after she and other neighbors arrived, according to local authorities.
There are conflicting reports as to exactly how the attackers escaped. Police said they found a motorcycle alleged to belong to the assailants outside the pastor's home. However, other reports claim the attackers fled using the same motorcycle on which they had arrived. more >>
Spencer Stone, one of the Americans who helped stop a terror attack on a French train in August, has been stabbed outside a bar in Sacramento, and is in "serious" condition in hospital, doctors have said.
An Air Force official, who wasn't named, told BBC News that Stone, who's an Air Force Airman First Class, was attacked early on Thursday while defending a friend.
Police have said that two men attacked Stone, with the one who stabbed him fleeing the scene. They added, however, that the incident was not related in any way to the happenings in France earlier this year. more >>
Of the many American crises, one of the most horrific concerns our increasing mass incarceration. This escalating tragedy is beginning to catch the attention of many in the media and in Congress.
Note the very recent cover stories from both the liberal-leaning Atlantic Monthly and the conservative-leaning National Review. The data on our American "justice" system are much scarier than any Halloween horror film — and increasing numbers of people are paying attention. Finally.
Since 1975 the imprisonment rate for men in our country has jumped from 0.2% of the population to 1.0 % — a multiplication factor of five (5) within just 40 years! more >>
The Church of England has apologized and spoke of its "deep shame and regret" on Wednesday after former Bishop of Gloucester Peter Ball was sentenced to 36 months in prison for sexually abusing 18 young men between 1977 and 1992.
"There are no excuses whatsoever for what took place and the systematic abuse of trust perpetrated by Peter Ball over decades," a CofE spokesman said.
"We apologise unreservedly to those survivors of Peter Ball's abuse and pay tribute to their bravery in coming forward and also the long wait for justice that they have endured," the statement continued. more >>
Texas has executed an inmate convicted for the murder of a Christian missionary in 1998 in a robbery that yielded only $8.
On Tuesday, Juan Martin Garcia became the 11th inmate who received the death penalty to be executed in Texas this year. The convicted murderer was executed via lethal injection, according to the International Business Times.
Garcia was pronounced dead 12 minutes after he was injected with the lethal pentobarbital drug. Before he died at 6:26 p.m. CDT, he apologized in Spanish to the family of the Christian missionary he killed, The Guardian reports. more >>