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Report: Sexual Immorality Rampant Among Iranian Youth

It is the last thing Iran’s religious rulers want to talk about, but they may just have to. An official report has documented the nation’s worst-kept secret: sex of every kind is taking place outside the marital bed in the Islamic Republic. Something, in the ruling ayatollahs’ view, must be done. An 82-page document recently issued […]

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Muslims Massacre 100 People in Predominantly Christian Gwoza, Nigeria

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – After weeks of sacking villages and destroying church buildings around Nigeria’s northeastern town of Gwoza, Islamic extremist group Boko Haram on Wednesday killed an estimated 100 people in the predominantly Christian town, sources said. The shooting, fire-bombing and slashing of men, women and children in Gwoza, Borno state, as initially the […]

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Almost 400,000 UK Kids Not Living with Both Parents, Stats Reveal

Hundreds of thousands of children are having to split their time between parents in different homes, figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have shown. The ONS said it is “increasingly likely that dependent children will be sharing their time between two different parental addresses” because of an increase in cohabitation and divorce. Analysing […]

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Mark Driscoll’s Books Pulled from Southern Baptist Convention’s Lifeway Stores

(RNS) – The nation’s second largest Christian book retailer has pulled Mark Driscoll’s books from its website and 186 stores. Leaders at the Southern Baptist Convention’s LifeWay Christian Resources, informed stores on Friday to stop selling books by the Seattle pastor who has been in hot water. Last week, leaders of the church planting network […]

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Indians Revere Ancient Peepal Tree as god

UDHAGAMANDALAM (TN) – A 900-year-old tree is still being revered and worshiped as “God” by the Kota tribe in Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu. The tribe, with a population of some 3,000 people, including 1700 women, in seven villages, perform prayers in front of the 250-foot tall tree on auspicious occasions such as marriage, construction of […]

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12-Year-Old Boy Stabs 9-Year-Old to Death at Michigan Playground

KENTWOOD, Mich. - A 9-year-old boy who was repeatedly stabbed by a 12-year-old boy at a playground in western Michigan has died, police said Tuesday. Michael Conner Verkerke ran home and collapsed on the porch around 6 p.m. Monday after he was stabbed in the back with a kitchen knife at a mobile home park in […]

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Ugandan Court Strikes Down Ban on Homosexual Behavior on a Technicality

KAMPALA, Uganda — Uganda’s constitutional court has nullified a recently enacted law banning homosexual acts due to a technicality. A panel of five judges ruled that the parliament had passed the bill without the necessary number of lawmakers present, rendering it null and void. “The speaker violated the parliamentary rules of procedure by allowing the bill to […]

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Marriage Now Gender-Neutral in Britain’s Chambers Dictionary

Marriage has been redefined to be gender-neutral in the 13th edition of Chambers Dictionary. The dictionary now describes the institution as, “the ceremony, act or contract by which two people become married to each other”. The dictionary, first published in 1872, has also changed its definitions of husband and wife in order to reflect the […]

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Nigerian Christians Killed by Muslims in First Half of 2014 Nearly Equals 2013 Total

(Morning Star News) – Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and others killed 1,631 Christians in Nigeria for their faith in the first six months of 2014 – a figure that is 91 percent of the total Christians killed in the country in all of last year, according to advocacy group Jubilee Campaign. Last year 1,783 Nigerian […]

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China Removes Crosses from Two More Churches in Crackdown

BEIJING — In another sign of the authorities’ efforts to contain one of China’s fastest-growing religions, a government demolition campaign against public symbols of the Christian faith has toppled crosses at two more churches in the coastal province of Zhejiang, according to residents there. On Monday, public security officials in the city of Wenzhou used […]

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