As Christians, Jason and David Benham say they would have laid down their lives to save those who were killed in the Orlando gay nightclub massacre on Sunday morning.
"Here's the interesting thing — we as Christians believe that homosexuality is wrong, and the [Islamic extremists,] they believe it is wrong. But our response is different. We've been going to gay pride marches for the past decade, and we're planning on going this year to the Charlotte gay pride march. But we're going to bring the love of Jesus, to people who need Jesus," the brothers said in a Facebook video posted on Sunday.
"Look, these are our gay brothers and sisters, and we need to stand up for them now. That's our Christian response. We're here to tell you that if we were in that nightclub there — maybe they are pulling people out, hopefully, we would have placed our lives in front of those," they added. more >>
An internet hacking coalition supportive of the Islamic State terrorist organization is calling on lone wolf jihadis to kill nearly 8,000 Americans in order to "take revenge for Muslims."
According to the online news site Vocativ, a pro-IS (also known as ISIS or ISIL) hacking organization called United Cyber Caliphate has produced the latest jihadi kill list, which features the names, addresses and email addresses of 8,318 people. The organization published both an English and Arabic version of the list through the mobile messaging app Telegram.
Of the 8,318 names on the list, 7,848 are believed to live in the United States. According to the news site, 1,445 people included on the list have California address, while 643 were listed as having Florida addresses. The list also included 341 people with Washington addresses, 333 with Texas addresses, 331 with Illinois addresses and 290 with New York addresses. more >>
Franklin Graham, the son of famous Evangelical leader Billy Graham, has recalled a meeting between his father and boxing great Muhammad Ali, where the latter, a devoted Muslim, said if he were a Christian, he'd have wanted to be like Billy Graham.
Franklin Graham also wondered, however, about the state of Ali's soul, arguing that his Islamic faith would not have saved him.
In a Facebook post on Thursday, he shared a photo of a meeting between Billy Graham and Ali in Louisville, Kentucky, in June 2001, and recalled that they had met before in North Carolina in 1979. After that meeting, Ali apparently said: more >>
Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission President Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist Convention wrote a rebuttal to a Baptist editor's claim that Muslim Americans do not have religious liberty.
A recent editorial from a Georgia-based Christian publication claimed that Islam did not qualify for religious freedom, arguing that it is not a religion as much as it is an extremist political movement.
In a blog entry published Wednesday, Moore countered that standing up for the religious freedom of non-Christians was in perfect harmony with sound Christian theology. more >>
A mother in Lahore, Pakistan, has reportedly burned to death her own teenage daughter for marrying without the family consent.
BBC News reported that the body of 18-year-old Zeenat Rafiq has already been buried in Lahore, while investigation into the case continues. The teenager's mother is in custody after confessing to the crime, the third such case in the space of a month in Pakistan.
Rafiq had married Hassan Khan, a man her family had forbid her from choosing, and had gone to live with his family. more >>
An escaped Islamic State sex slave has revealed the horrifying details of how she and her children were dreadfully abused and tortured by jihadi militants and their family members.
A 49-year-old Yazidi mother, who was captured by IS (also known as ISIS or ISIL) when the organization conquered her home village in Northern Iraq in August 2014, opened up about her months-long captivity in an interview with the Kurdish news outlet Bas News.
The mother, who is known only as Sevi, explained that she and her children were captured by IS on Aug. 3, 2014, after IS fighters overran the Telbenat compound. more >>