"Return to the Hiding Place," the thrilling story of Dutch Christian watchmaker Corrie ten Boom and how she risked life and limb to protect Jews from Nazis soldiers, became available for widespread distribution via DVD and iTunes Tuesday. The film, which features Hollywood veteran Jonathan Rhys-Davies ("Lord of the Rings," "Raiders of the Lost Ark"), is a sequel to "The Hiding Place," which was presented by Billy Graham in 1975.
The film revisits the true story through the perspective of Dutch resistance fighter Hans Poley (David Thomas Jenkins), a young Dutchman who escaped capture in Holland during their occupation in World War II. He's subsequently rescued by ten Boom (Mimi Sagadin) and her family, who recruit an army of youths to protect Jews from the atrocities of the Nazis. Some of the Jewish teenagers help the resistance during the action-packed movie, which is full of daring rescues, explosions and close calls with the Gestapo.
"Return to the Hiding Place," which has won 19 film festival awards and was shown during the Sundance Film Festival, also highlights how the ten Boom family was motivated to help the desperate Jews by their Christian morals and beliefs. more >>
Thanks to a congressional investigation of Planned Parenthood, millions of people on the Internet are hearing the story of a 38-year-old abortion survivor.
Gianna Jessen, whose life was the inspiration for the film "October Baby," told the House Judiciary Committee last week how she survived 18 hours of being burned in her mother's womb at a Planned Parenthood clinic in California. Her experience proves that God's will is stronger than her biological mother's "right to choose," she said.
Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider, has come under fire in recent months thanks to investigative videos from the Center of Medical Progress. Abortion survivor Gianna Jessen explained that her mother was seven-and-a-half months pregnant when she went to Planned Parenthood and was advised to get an abortion. more >>
Imprisoned American Pastor Saeed Abedini has finally been allowed a visit by a family member in Iran after two months. His wife, Naghmeh Abedini, who was told about the visit, said that having to watch his two young children grow up only through photos is taking its toll on the pastor after nearly three years in prison.
In an update provided by the American Center for Law and Justice, which is representing Naghmeh, the imprisoned American's wife noted that the visit was "bittersweet," with Abedini being denied the opportunity to attend his grandmother's funeral, who died in the last few weeks.
What is more, Abedini also missed out on his daughter Rebekka's ninth birthday, and has come to realize how much of his children's growing up he has been away from. more >>
Former Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and other second-tier Republican presidential candidates shared differing views Thursday night on whether Kentucky clerk Kim Davis and other public officials have the right to exercise their religious belief in traditional marriage while serving public office after the Supreme Court has nationalized same-sex marriage.
During CNN's first Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California, which featured the four lowest polling GOP presidential nominees, Jindal was first asked to give his opinion on the 14-year-old Muslim student in Texas who was wrongly arrested for bringing a clock to school and how America should handle the fine line between keeping America safe from radical Islam and not discriminating against Arab-Americans.
After Jindal gave a response bashing radical Islam that challenged Muslim leaders to stand up against extremism, he added that the biggest discrimination problem that America should be focusing on is the discrimination against Christians who publicly stand by their religious belief in natural marriage. Jindal referenced Davis, a Christian Kentucky county clerk who was jailed last week for refusing to issue marriage licenses due to her objection to having her name and title authorizing same-sex marriage certificates. more >>
Hindu radicals reportedly attacked a group of Christians with guns, axes, spades and clubs during a prayer meeting at a village in Jharkhand state, India. Despite the beating, which sent six people to the hospital, Christians refused to stop worshiping Christ and turn to Hindu idols, as they were told.
Morning Star News reported Tuesday that 15 or so Hindu extremists threatened to "finish off" the group of 30 Christians, including a pastor, if they continued praying to Christ.
"Thereafter, two men entered and asked the pastor and the others to go outside, but the Christians refused to go," the Rev. Akash Nandi said of the attack that occurred earlier this month. more >>
Conservative radio host Glenn Beck says if he can raise $10 million before Christmas he's willing to risk prison time to get Syrian Christian refugees into the U.S. without the requisite permission.
"Stop asking for permission! Stop thinking we need permission. … I asked if my audience could raise $10 million before Christmas to bring the Christians in from Syria. We will vet them ourselves. I have former CIA people that are going over, and they're vetting everybody right now. We can save more people by Christmas than Oscar Schindler saved, OK?" said Beck in recent interview with The Daily Caller.
"I refuse to be the church that stood and said, 'Sing louder when the trains with Jews go by.' Our churches have gone dead inside," Beck added. "I will so gladly grace a jail for the justice cause of saving people's lives. I don't need your permission at all to do the right thing! That's who we need to be now! Forget about Washington! You don't need permission to do the right thing." more >>