The son of a Pakistani Christian servant, who was accused of stealing from her employer's home, was killed by local police officers last weekend after he was arrested and beaten in hopes that his beating would force his mother to confess to the burglary.
The British Pakistani Christian Association reported that the body of 20-year-old Zubair Rashid Masih was dumped onto the street in front of his mother's home in the early morning of March 8 in the Shamsabad area of the Punjab province.
On March 4, his mother, Aysha Bibi, was arrested on charges that she stole about 35,000 rupees and 100 grams in gold ornaments from the home where she worked as a domestic servant. more >>
Rev. Franklin Graham spoke out against the "anti-Christian" way things are being presented by President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder.
"There is an anti-Christian bias that is now in our government, has permeated our government, that's also permeated Washington but [also] at the state and local level. It's the progressives, whatever you want to call them, that are trying —and the president is into this and the attorney general is into this 100 percent — and that is, forcing on the American people a new morality," Graham said during an interview on "Washington Watch With Tony Perkins."
During the program, in which Graham spoke of the conflict in the Middle East and the murders of American Christians, which he explained was due in part to Obama's upbringing. more >>
US Senator Ted Cruz was correct in his claim that the Internal Revenue Service's tax code has more words than the Holy Bible.
At a speech Tuesday before the International Association of Fire Fighters, the potential Republican presidential candidate said, "On tax reform, we, right now, have more words in the IRS code than there are in the Bible — not a one of them as good."
In a fact checking article for The Washington Post, Michelle Ye Hee Lee found that Cruz's comment was correct. more >>
Two police officers were shot early Thursday morning outside the Ferguson Police Department after the police chief decided to resign due to public pressure following the Justice Department's report alleging bias in the department and municipal court.
The two police officers who were shot by a gunman are being treated at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and are listed in serious condition. St. Lous County Police Chief Jon Belmar told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that one officer from Webster Groves was shot in the face, while a county officer was hit in the shoulder. Three shots were fired, with at least two making contact with the officers, whom he believes were targeted by protesters.
"I've said many times we cannot sustain this without problems and that's not a reflection of those expressing their First Amendment rights," Belmar explained. "But this is a very dangerous environment for our officers to work in. These police officers were standing there and they were shot, just because they were police officers. I would have to make an assumption that these shots were directed exactly at my police officers." more >>
Ferguson, Missouri, city manager John Shaw resigned from his position on Tuesday and is the latest in a series of resignations and firings in the town that was found guilty of severe racial discrimination by the Department of Justice.
He had been appointed city manager since 2007 and was given authority to hire, fire and appoint employees as well as to oversee the annual budget. Shaw had more authority than Mayor James Knowles and was slammed by the DOJ report, though he denied that he had ordered any employees to violate civil or constitutional rights of Ferguson residents.
"While I certainly respect the work that the DOJ recently performed in their investigation and report on the City of Ferguson, I must state clearly that my office has never instructed the police department to target African-Americans, nor falsify charges to administer fines, nor heap abuses on the backs of the poor," Shaw said in a statement released to the public. "Any inferences of that kind from the report are simply false." more >>
Former New England Patriots running back Craig James spoke out against gay marriage on Monday and asserted that those who support same-sex unions "have a problem with God" and are giving in to Satan.
Speaking about the San Franciso Giants and New England Patriots' support for a legal brief advocating for same-sex marriage in a case the Supreme Court will be hearing oral arguments on in April, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins asked James to comment on society's shaming of Christians who support traditional marriage and the media's support for anyone who advocates for gay marriage.
James, who played for the Patriots in the 1980s, spoke fondly about the diversity among his teammates and how he was encouraged, not discourgaed, to read the Bible while the team was traveling to games. more >>