Congress Urges U.S. Justice Department to Grant Asylum to Christian Homeschooling Family

Congress Urges U.S. Justice Department to Grant Asylum to Christian Homeschooling Family

WASHINGTON — Members of Congress are urging the U.S. Justice Department and Attorney General Eric Holder to grant asylum to a Christian family who came to America to homeschool their children. Representative Marlin Stutzman of Indiana is leading an effort with 26 other U.S. Congressmen to request that Holder use his authority to stop efforts […]

Historic Dead Sea Scroll Fragments to Be Auctioned to Public

Historic Dead Sea Scroll Fragments to Be Auctioned to Public

JERUSALEM – Nearly 70 years after their initial discovery, several fragments of the world-famous Dead Sea Scrolls are being sold to the general public. Even though many are excited that the ancient relics are finally being made available to private collectors, the decision to auction off the scrolls has brought heavy amounts of criticism, controversy and […]

Vatican Clarifies Pope’s ‘Redeemed Atheists’ Remark, Says Salvation is Only in Catholic Church

Vatican Clarifies Pope’s ‘Redeemed Atheists’ Remark, Says Salvation is Only in Catholic Church

ROME — Following controversial remarks made by Pope Francis last week in regard to the ability of those of other faiths to do good without Christ, and that Christ has redeemed even atheists, a spokesman from the Vatican has written a blog entry clarifying the Pope’s statements. As previously reported, in speaking to his audience about […]

French Take to the Streets in Tens of Thousands to Protest Signing of Homosexual ‘Marriage’ Bill

French Take to the Streets in Tens of Thousands to Protest Signing of Homosexual ‘Marriage’ Bill

PARIS — Just over a week after French President Francois Hollande signed a bill into law legalizing homosexual marriage and adoption in the country, tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets on Sunday to show their opposition. While reports state that approximately 150,000 people filled the streets of Paris to stand for marriage […]

Iranian Pastor Arrested as Crackdown on Churches Intensifies

Iranian Pastor Arrested as Crackdown on Churches Intensifies

ISTANBUL (Morning Star News) – Security forces arrested an Iranian pastor in Tehran after raiding his house and pressuring his church to close as a crackdown on Christians intensified ahead of June elections. Robert Asserian was arrested Tuesday during a prayer meeting at his Central Assemblies of God Church after authorities entered his house and […]

Uzbekistan Woman Sentenced to ‘Corrective Labor’ for Illegally Possessing Bible

Uzbekistan Woman Sentenced to ‘Corrective Labor’ for Illegally Possessing Bible

Sharofat Allamova, a Protestant from north-western Khorezm Region, has been given one and half years of corrective labor after being convicted under criminal charges of the “illegal production, storage, import or distribution of religious literature.” Fines have also been imposed on people for meeting in a private home and having Christian literature, as well as […]

Pope Francis: ‘Jesus Broadens the Horizon’ to Embrace Atheists Who ‘Do Good’

Rome, Italy — Controversy is stirring over statements made by Pope Francis on Wednesday during a homily delivered at the Vatican, where he commented on the ability of all men to do good, including atheists. According to Vatican Radio, in speaking to his audience about his desire for unity, Francis discussed a passage from Mark […]

U.S. Department of State Releases Grim Outlook for Global Religious Freedom

U.S. Department of State Releases Grim Outlook for Global Religious Freedom

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of State released the 2012 International Religious Freedom Report on Monday, which summarizes the most concerning instances of religious oppression around the globe. The 23-page document is the 14th annual report of its kind, and is a fulfillment of the October 1998 International Religious Freedom Act. While the report touches […]

Muslims Shout ‘Allah Akbar’ While Beheading British Soldier With Meat Cleaver on London Street

Muslims Shout ‘Allah Akbar’ While Beheading British Soldier With Meat Cleaver on London Street

London, England — Two Muslim men beheaded a British soldier in broad daylight on Tuesday, then dumped his lifeless body in the road. According to reports, the two young Muslim males hit the soldier with a car, then hacked him to death with a meat cleaver, all the while yelling “Allah Akbar,” meaning “God is […]