Detroit Lions defensive back Don Carey, a Christian, argued Muslims need a reformation much like Christians prior to the Protestant Reformation.
While much of the country has been debating if Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump was wrong to suggest Muslims should not be allowed to enter the country in light of recent terror attacks felt around the world, Carey, 28, took to his column in the Detroit Free Press to compare the centuries past Protestant Reformation with one that could take place with Islam today.
"In the 16th Century, in the midst of the tyrannical rule of the European religious establishment, bold Christian thinkers such as Martin Luther, John Calvin and a host of others had the audacity to stand up and challenge papal authority and the self-proclaimed Catholic church's ability to define Christian beliefs, traditions and practices," Carey wrote in his column. more >>
The Rev. Franklin Graham criticized the recently suspended Wheaton College professor who decided to wear a hijab to show solidarity with Muslims and who suggested Christians and Muslims worship the same God.
"Can you believe this Wheaton College professor who says she's going to wear a hijab for the holidays this year to show solidarity with Islam? Shame on her! She said that Muslims and Christians worship the same God. Well she is absolutely wrong — she obviously doesn't know her Bible and she doesn't know Islam," Graham wrote on his Facebook page on Wednesday.
Tenured political science professor Larycia Hawkins was suspended earlier this week following a much-debated post on her Facebook page where she said that she would be wearing a hijab throughout the Advent to show solidarity with Muslims as a sign of fellowship. more >>
WASHINGTON — Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and prominent human rights activists gathered on Capitol Hill Wednesday to explain why it is imperative for the U.S. government to label the barbaric treatment of Christians and religious minorities by the Islamic State as "genocide."
After it was reported last month that the Obama administration failed to recognize the plight of Christians in its move to call IS' attacks against Yazidis an act of "genocide," the advocacy group In Defense of Christians felt the need to hold an panel discussion explaining why a "genocide" designation is so crucial in helping save Christians and many others from IS.
A resolution was introduced in September by Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., calling for the federal government to designate IS' treatment of Christians and other religious minorities as genocide and has been co-sponsored by over 160 House members, but Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., told the panel that more bipartisan support is needed to support the resolution. more >>
The government of Indonesia has said it will deploy close to 1,500 officers to guard Christian churches this coming Christmas season, reportedly fearful of possible ISIS attacks.
Today Online reported that the officers have been dispatched across Indonesia's North Sumatra province, with a mission to protect churches during Christmas and New Year celebrations.
"The security operation has already started at every church," said Commissioner Hamam Wahyudi of the Medan Police. "We're also coordinating with the Mobile Brigade (riot police unit)." more >>
Evangelical leader the Rev. Franklin Graham has said that he is "sick" of hearing about Islam, and warned that neither Republicans nor Democrats can properly safeguard the United States.
"Are you sick of hearing about Islam? I am too — but it is a very real threat to the world and to our security here at home. Many are asking — Who can save us? Well tonight in the last GOP debate of the year, the Republicans will tell you they can. And the Democrats will argue that they can," Graham wrote in a Facebook post on Tuesday.
"But the Bible says that there is only one — Almighty God. 'The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold' (Psalm 18:2)," he added. more >>
The evangelical higher education institution Wheaton College has suspended tenured political science professor Larycia Hawkins after she asserted in a Facebook post last week that Muslims and Christians "worship the same God."
The post in question came last Thursday when Hawkins, who has taught at the Wheaton, Illinois institution since 2007, announced on her Facebook page that she was going to wear a hijab throughout the Advent to show solidarity with Muslims.
"I stand in religious solidarity with Muslims because they, like me, a Christian, are people of the book. And as Pope Francis stated last week, we worship the same God," Hawkins wrote. more >>