More than a thousand Pakistani Christians and church leaders in Lahore gathered outside of Punjab's legislative assembly on Wednesday to demand that the province's legislature throw out a proposed amendment that they beleive is designed to strip voting rights from religious minorities, women and workers in local elections.
According to UCA News, the proposed amendment would alter the electoral system so that women, religious minorities, and workers would not be able to vote for their representatives in their municipal councils.
Instead of voting for their own representatives who are legally allotted to their respective social classes, the amendment would give council members from the majority party the right to select the council's two female members, a non-Muslim member and representatives for workers and youth. more >>
Islamic State militants in Syria heinously tortured and killed a 12-year-old boy, along with 11 indigenous Christian missionaries, after they refused to leave their homeland or renounce Christ.
According to the Virginia-based Christian Aid Mission, a group that has been in contact with the slain missionaries' director, all 12 victims were captured on Aug. 7 in a village on the outskirts of Aleppo.
Three weeks later, IS militants questioned the captives about whether they converted from Islam when they became Christians, an offense that is punishable by death under the Islamic State's twisted legal code. The Christian captives were honest and admitted that they were once Muslims. more >>
A former student has filed a lawsuit against a Colorado university after being told he cannot inscribe Bible verses or the words "God, Lord or Jesus" on a nameplate for his $25,000 donation. The school, however, allowed others to engrave words like "hell" and "whiskey" on their nameplates.
Michael Lucas, a student and football player, gave $25,000 in donation to Colorado School of Mines in Golden for a personalized nameplate placed on a football locker in a newly constructed athletic facility. He wanted to inscribe Colossians 3:23 and Micah 5:9.
The verses read: "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters," and "Your hand will be lifted up in triumph over your enemies, and all your foes will be destroyed." more >>
A group of 64 legal experts and scholars have signed a statement calling on Americans to oppose the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision legalizing gay marriage nationwide.
The Washington, DC-based American Principles Project posted the legal experts' statement Thursday on their website in which they denounced the 5-4 ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges.
"The Court's majority opinion eschewed reliance on the text, logic, structure, or original understanding of the Constitution, as well as the Court's own interpretative doctrines and precedents, and supplied no compelling reasoning to show why it is unjustified for the laws of the states to sustain marriage as it has been understood for millennia as the union of husband and wife," declared the statement. more >>
Evangelical preacher Franklin Graham has compared the removal of Ten Commandments monuments from public property in the U.S. to the Islamic State terror group tearing down Christian symbols across the Middle East.
"We have been appalled at news reports of ISIS and the Islamic State tearing down all symbols of Christianity in the Middle East; but think about it — we're doing it to ourselves here in the U.S. Atheists, activists, and anti-God groups like the ACLU, the Freedom From Religion Foundation, and the Military Freedom of Religion Foundation are on a quest to erase or tear down anything associated with the Name of Jesus Christ," Graham wrote in a Facebook post on Friday.
Insanity is repeating the same mistakes and expecting different results.
It's hard to nail down who said that originally, but current events reveal the truth behind the idea.
Much of corporate and institutional America appears to be certifiable. Mavens and sages of the current cultural consensus have gone wacky. They are so drunk with the passion for a human-created paradise they mistake dystopia for utopia, chaos for cosmos, cacophony for harmony, fragmentation for unity, and mobocracy for democracy. more >>