The U.S. Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling, Planned Parenthood's selling of baby body parts and IS-inspired terror attacks in the West are among the biggest stories that round out The Christian Post's top 10 stories for 2015.
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Kim Davis, Donald Trump, Creflo Dollar and Josh Duggar are just of few of the figures who grabbed our reader's attention in 2015. Check out the top 10 stories of 2015 for The Christian Post. more >>
Pastor Farshid Fathi Malayeri of the Assembly of God church has been released five years after he was jailed in a prison in Iran for being part of a "foreign" group and spreading Christianity.
Malayeri, who was arrested in 2010 during the Iranian government's raids on Christians and churches, was given a six-year sentence in 2012 for "action against national security, cooperating with foreign organizations and evangelism."
The U.K.-based Christian Solidarity Worldwide's Chief Operating Officer Andy Dipper welcomed his release ahead of Christmas celebrations, but also expressed concerns. more >>
Christian theologian and Bethlehem College & Seminary Chancellor John Piper believes that Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. was wrong to encourage students to acquire guns.
In an op-ed on DesiringGod.org, Piper criticized Falwell's remarks at a recent convocation where he encouraged Liberty students to acquire conceal-carry permits and guns so that they can defend against a potential terrorist attack and also explained that the the school will soon allow guns in on-campus housing.
Piper wrote that Falwell's comments could forge the disposition in Christian students to use lethal force to defend against harmful adversaries. more >>
The Bishop of Garissa in Kenya has said that the group of Muslims who recently risked their lives to save fellow Christian bus passengers have shown terrorists that they do not have their support.
"It is a very good thing; a concrete sign that Kenyan Muslims are against violence," His Exc. Mgr. Joseph Alexander said, according to Fides News Agency.
"The Shabaab now know that they do not have the support of the Muslim community," Alexander added. "We hope that we continue in this direction, because a year ago there was a similar attack that caused a massacre." more >>
The Al Shabab militant group attacked a bus in Mandera, Kenya on Monday and targeted the Christian passengers, but the Muslims in the vehicle protected their co-passengers and helped save many of them.
On Monday, 10 Al Shabab militants invaded the said bus and ordered the Muslims and Christians to divide themselves according to religion. Even though the attackers threatened to shoot them, the Muslim passengers protected the Christians in the bus, according to The Blaze.
"We even gave some non-Muslims our religious attire to wear in the bus so that they would not be identified easily," Muslim passenger Abdi Mohamud told Reuters in an interview. "The militants threatened to shoot us, but we still refused and protected our brothers and sisters." more >>
The country of Brunei has announced it is banning all public celebrations of Christmas, threatening those caught celebrating with up to five years in prison.
"These enforcement measures are … intended to control the act of celebrating Christmas excessively and openly, which could damage the aqidah (beliefs) of the Muslim community," Brunei's Ministry of Religious Affairs said in a statement.
The display of Christmas celebrations, including Christmas trees and Christmas greetings, would violate the penal code that prohibits the propagation of a religion other than Islam to a Muslim, the statement added. more >>