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Persecution Unveiled has established this cause to educate people about the persecution of Christians and religious minorities in the US & worldwide. Mission Raising awareness to the growing tide of bigotry and hatred toward Christians around the world has become a burden on those trying to wake up those who cherish religious freedom as a God given right. Persecution Unveiled has been called by God to prick the consciences of this nation and all free people to speak up and act on behalf of those who have no voice. Email
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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Why The Church Has Got To Start Caring About Persecuted Christians



The ruins of the Living Faith Church which was destroyed
 in an attack claimed by Boko Haram. Militants have
systematically targeted Christians and churches
since the uprising began in 2009


By Carey Lodge
Christian Today

Statistically, the worst place in the world to be a Christian is in North Korea. It has topped persecution charity Open Doors' annual World Watch List of countries where Christians face the harshest treatment for the past 14 years. Under dictator Kim Jong-Un, the government maintains absolute control through the systematic repression of its citizens.

More than 100,000 Christians are thought to be in hard labour camps, while tens of thousands of citizens have defected to countries such as neighbouring South Korea, China, Mongolia and Russia. A report released this week warned that documented incidents against Christians include "being hung on a cross over a fire, crushed under a steamroller, herded off bridges and trampled underfoot".
However, surprisingly, Eddie Lyle – president of Open Doors UK and Ireland – says North Korea is not actually the most difficult country for Christians to live out their faith. He gives that title to Nigeria, where he says the Church "is facing its Gethsemane".
"For the most part it stands alone and misunderstood. It has endured years of destruction, great human loss, and its people scattered. It's time for the Church around the world to hear not only their cries, but their screams for help, and for the support of the family of God around the world," he tells Christian Today.
Lyle was in Northern Nigeria in May this year, visiting Church leaders and pastors who have experienced extreme violence at the hands of Boko Haram – an Islamist group that has waged terror in Nigeria's northern states since 2009.

In April 2014, more than 200 Christian girls were abducted from their school in Chibok, Borno state, by Boko Haram militants. A few have managed to escape but 218 are still missing, believed to remain in captivity. A video released by the terrorist group in August showed dozens of the schoolgirls, one of whom begged the Nigerian government to free detained Boko Haram members in a prisoner swap.

The girls' capture was part of a wider Boko Haram campaign against education in Nigeria – its name means "Western (or non-Islamic) education is forbidden". More than 910 schools have been targeted, at least 611 teachers deliberately killed and another 1,900 forced to flee.

The fighting has sparked a largely unreported refugee crisis with an estimated 2.2 million people, including 1.4 million children, displaced. Only around 10 per cent are in government-recognized refugee camps where there is some schooling. The other 90 per cent are living with friends and family members with little or no access to education.
Christians are among the groups to have fared the worst. Last month, Boko Haram's new leader Abu Musab al-Barnawi vowed to eradicate Christianity in Nigeria. Militants will blow up "every church that we are able to reach... killing all of those who we find from the citizens of the cross", he said.


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Monday, September 26, 2016

Government Threatens Artists With Jail Time Over Biblical Beliefs



The ordinance forces the studio's two female owners to use their artistic talents 
to promote same-sex ceremonies and also forbids the studio, Brush & Nib, and
its proprietors from publicly expressing the Christian beliefs that prevent them
from doing so and that require them to create art celebrating only marriages 
between one man and one woman. (Courtesy/ADF)


Alliance Defending Freedom
Charisma News


Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed an appeal Tuesday that asks an Arizona appeals court to temporarily stop Phoenix from applying an ordinance to an art studio specializing in hand-painting, hand-lettering and calligraphy for weddings and other events because the ordinance conflicts with free speech. 


The ordinance forces the studio's two female owners to use their artistic talents to promote same-sex ceremonies and also forbids the studio, Brush & Nib, and its proprietors from publicly expressing the Christian beliefs that prevent them from doing so and that require them to create art celebrating only marriages between one man and one woman.

The appeal comes after a trial court judge declined to issue an order that would prevent the city from enforcing the ordinance against the studio or its owners while their lawsuit moves forward in court.

"Artists shouldn't be threatened with jail time just because they don't hold the same views the government does," said ADF Legal Counsel Jonathan Scruggs.
 "We are asking the appeals court to reverse the trial court and suspend this ordinance while our case goes forward because the city must allow artists the freedom to make personal decisions about what art they will and will not create. In addition, the ordinance's further requirement that artists stay quiet about their views is clearly unjust and unlawful."

At the trial court, ADF attorneys argued that the ordinance runs afoul of Arizona's Free Speech Clause and Free Exercise of Religion Act. Specifically, the suit, Brush & Nib Studio v. City of Phoenix, challenges Phoenix City Code Section 18.4(B), a non-discrimination ordinance which the city has construed to force artists like the owners of Brush & Nib to create objectionable art, even though they decide what art to create based on the art's message, not the requester's personal characteristics.

Read more about ADF's court battle for free speech and religious freedom


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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Obama Facing Federal Lawsuit Over Failure to Address ISIS' Horrific Christian Genocide


Persecuted Church
American Center for Law & Justice


The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which is active in defending persecuted Christians around the globe, today filed a federal lawsuit against the Obama Administration’s State Department for failing to provide information about actions the Obama Administration is taking to stop the genocide of Christians by ISIS – the Islamic State.

In July, the ACLJ sent the State Department a series of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests all aimed at uncovering government records that would show any action by the State Department to respond to or stop the genocide. The State Department has ignored those requests and today the ACLJ filed a federal lawsuit in Washington, D.C. to force the State Department to show what it has done to confront the ISIS genocide and protect the Christian victims and other religious minorities, or confirm that it hasn’t really done anything at all.

“This Administration continues to refuse to acknowledge the enemy and won’t engage and eliminate ISIS – which continues its unabated genocide of Christians,” said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the ACLJ. “We participated in a concerted effort to pressure the Obama Administration to finally recognize this slaughter and publicly recognize this eradication as ‘genocide.’ But what is the Obama Administration doing to stop the genocide? 
The United States should be a leader in defending and protecting Christians. The world is watching as Christians are put to death simply because of their religious beliefs. That’s why it is so important to hold the Obama Administration accountable and to find out exactly what is being done to bring an end to this horrific practice. And that is why we have gone to court to unearth the truth.”

In the complaint filed today, the ACLJ notes: “Defendant has a reputation for flaunting and disregarding its public accountability and FOIA obligations.”

The lawsuit argues that the State Department failed to comply with the FOIA within 20 business days of receiving the requests as required by the statute.

“Defendant has failed to produce any records responsive to the request, indicate when any responsive records will be produced, or demonstrate that responsive records are exempt from production,” the complaint contends.
 “Through its continued delay in responding to Plaintiff’s lawful request for records, and its improper withholding of such requested records, Defendant has failed to comply with FOIA’s prescribed deadlines for responding to a request for records and has violated Plaintiff’s statutory rights.”
The ACLJ has been advocating for the protection of Christians and other religious minorities and the end of genocide for years. We have sent key legal letters to U.N. Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon and other U.N. bodies, U.S. Permanent Representative to the U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power, the 47 Member States of the U.N. Human Rights Council, and two letters to Secretary of State John Kerry. 

Read more at aclj.org




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President Barack Obama's administration is facing a federal lawsuit from the American Center for Law and Justice, a conservative law group, over its failure to properly address the ongoing genocide of the Islamic State terror group against Christians and other religious minorities.
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Cuba: Christians Facing Threats, Churches Being Burned



By Veronica Neffinger
Christian Headlines


Christians in Cuba are facing increasing persecution, according to a pastor and religious freedom activist.

ChristianToday.com reports that Christians in Cuba are experiencing escalated threats due to their faith.

Rev. Mario Felix Lleonart Barroso stated that "the threat of physical violence... comes with the territory of being a Christian” in Cuba.

Although Cuba’s constitution guarantees religious freedom, this hasn’t deterred the government from targeting Christians.

From January 2016 to July 2016 there were 1,606 recorded violations of religious freedom in the country. These violations included destruction of churches, church property, and arbitrary arrests of Christians.

Barroso said Christians face "the problem of destroying or even burning things inside the building; not to mention, the threat of physical violence that comes with the territory of being a Christian in Cuba.”

Despite the threats, however, Barroso remains hopeful for Christians in Cuba.

"The reason the government sometimes tries to silence the Church or to close down church buildings is because it is worried about how many people are turning away from the state and looking to God (and the Church) for answers and for hope," he said.

website: www.christianheadlines.com


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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Pakistan: Muslims Rape & Murder Christian Boy, Police Register Death as Natural & not Suspicious




by Robert Spencer
Jihad Watch

“The brutal nature of the crimes inflicted on Christians in Pakistan is the product of their vulnerability and the warped minds that breed in the nation. The levels of rape, sodomy and murder in Pakistan are reaching unprecedented levels. Christians and other minorities are a natural target as they are disenfranchised by the country’s laws and statutes, which confer second-class citizenship upon them.”
Indeed. And why are Christians second-class in Pakistan? Because it’s commanded in the Qur’an (9:29). 

A 14-year-old Christian boy was murdered and his dead body was left hanging in a tree in a place called Gosh Nagar, Faisalabad.

Zeeshan Masih had been visiting his uncle’s cattle farm at Shreejan Wala Dhera and gone out to buy a soft drink on the 23rd of August 2016, but never returned home. He was later found hanging dead from the branch of tree only a short distance from where his uncle’s buffaloes would go out to graze.

Despite medical evidence that Zeeshan had been sexually molested and some witnesses implicating two unknown Muslim men, local Police initially registered Zeeshan’s death as natural and not suspicious.



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Friday, September 16, 2016

Does Obama Administration Favor Muslim over Christian Refugees?



by Veronica Neffinger
ChristianHeadlines.com


Hundreds of thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes in Syria and other areas of the Middle East due to persecution and ongoing conflict.

The U.S. recently met its quota of accepting 10,000 Syrian refugees, and plans to receive even more. However, reports are emerging that allege that the Obama administration favors Muslim refugees over Christians.

Johnnie Moore, the Christian author of the book Defying ISIS and president of the KAIROS Company, recently spoke about the threat Christian refugees are facing.

Moore denounced what he called the “Christophobic” way many leaders treat Christians and then accuse those who support the persecuted Christians of being Islamophobic.

"The United States of America has a moral obligation to speak up, and we’re not doing it, and it starts at the top,” said Moore.

continue reading at http://www.christianheadlines.com



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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

China: Christian Summer Camp Organizers Detained by Police for 'Indoctrinating Minors'

One of the church cross demolitions that were
frequented in Zhejiang, China until recently.
By Ruth Gledhill
Christian Today


Two Christian summer camp organizers were detained in China last month on the charge of "indoctrinating minors with superstitious beliefs".
Zhou Yanhua and Gao Ming, members of Yining County Church in Xinjiang region, had been getting ready to drive a group of children to a Christian summer camp.

Just as they were about to leave, police turned up, took the two women into custody and also took the children to the police station to register their identities.

An elder from Yining County Church, Xie Xianhua, said officials also called the families and school teachers of the children involved, threatening to deduct the teachers' wages or keep the students from being admitted to higher grade levels, according to the human rights organisation China Aid.

Gao, 27, who is a student at Yanjing Theological Seminary, was held behind bars for 15 days.  Zhou, the head of the church sponsoring the summer camp, was held for 10 days.

Chinese law forbids religious instruction being given to anyone under 18. It is held to be brainwashing. Christian parents and church leaders can get into trouble with police if they involve their children in any Christian activities, according to China Aid.

"Gao's status as a student at an official, government-sanctioned seminary reveals that not only house churches are at risk for government suppression. Members of China's official Protestant church, the Three-Self Patriotic Movement, are also targeted," the charity reported.

A conversation took place on the Chinese messaging app WeChat between other students at the seminary.

China Aid translated some sections, where students prayed to "strengthen the faith of the co-workers, strengthen the church and also protect the children could continuously follow the Lord".

One student seminarian said: 

"Also, pray for the parents and the kids. It is common to be detained because of things like this."

Website: christiantoday.com 


Thursday, September 8, 2016

PARENTS SUE SCHOOL FOR FORCING DAUGHTER TO ‘CONVERT’ TO ISLAM


By Adan Salazar
Info Wars


Parents in Maryland are suing public school administrators over concerns that a classroom lesson attempted to indoctrinate their daughter into the Islamic faith.


In an incredible lawsuit filed in US district court last week, Melissa Wood and her husband John Wood, an eight-year US Marine Corps veteran, claim the La Plata Public School violated the First Amendment by promoting “Islam over other faiths, such as Christianity or Judaism.”

The Woods claim their daughter, identified as C.W. in court documents obtained by Infowars, was assigned lessons and homework in her 11th grade World History class which “required the students… to profess statements on the teachings and beliefs of Islam in written worksheets as graded homework assignments,” violating the family’s Christian faith.

According to the lawsuit, “C.W. and her classmates in 11th grade World History were instructed that ‘Most Muslim’s faith is stronger than the average Christian.’”
Additionally, “C.W. also had to profess the Shahada, by claiming, ‘There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah,’” the lawsuit reads.

“This statement is in direct contradiction to C.W.’s deep-seeded Christian beliefs and heritage that it is sinful to express that there is any other god but the monotheistic Christian God.”
The Woods also took issue with C.W. being instructed that “’jihad’ is a ‘holy war waged on behalf of Islam as a religious duty.”

The lawsuit claims the history class instructed students to read from the text of the Qur’an and directed them “to learn and recite the Five Pillars of Islam.”


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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Police charge man with murder of Christian father who tried to retrieve daughter from forced marriage


Mehwish Masih was kidnapped and forced into an Islamic marriage. BPCA


By Ruth Gledhill
Christian Today


A man in Pakistan has been charged with the murder of the father of a 14-year-old Christian girl who was kidnapped, raped and forced into Islamic marriage.

Mehwish Masih, who is herself still missing, had to leave school early because her parents could no longer afford the fees. She went into domestic service and did not return home from her new employer's house.

A few days later the family received a letter stating that she had willingly converted to Islam and was now married. The family was denied access to Mehwish.

Her father Tanveer Masih sold his home and hired a lawyer to try to get his daughter back.

On 31 May he was shot dead after agreeing to meet someone who had told him he could retrieve his daughter if he dropped the legal action.

One man has been charged with murder and is expected to appear soon at Faisalabad High Court. A futher man is still being sought by police.

The family is being helped by the British Pakistani Christian Association (BPCA), which has moved them to a safe home and is helping with legal costs, food and education.

"Taking them away from the threats of the relatives of the accused has helped galvanise the family for the necessary court hearings they will have to attend. We will also protect them as much as possible from abuse and threats during those hearings and will be with them at all hearing dates. BPCA have been providing biblically based counselling and general advice," a spokesman said.

Najma Tanveer, widow of Tanveer Masih, said: 
"We were hopeless and destitute but God has delivered us. I have lost my husband Tanveer but thank God that I know he is safe in His presence. The cruel men that destroyed our lives will have to answer before God one day but even before then, I believe they will be punished here on earth too. I want my daughter Mehwish back so desperately, she should be in my arms that I can protect and comfort her. Please ask Christians to pray for her safety and return."

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Sunday, September 4, 2016

NETANYAHU TELLS ISRAELI STUDENTS: STUDY THE BIBLE

Benjamin Netanyahu recommends people read the Bible
(courtesy CBN video)
World Net Daily 

In America, public school students aren’t likely to hear about the Bible on the first day of classes.

But, in Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with 200 students, along with Education Minister Naftali Bennett, and urged them to be serious about Bible study – in the public schools.

Reminiscing about his school days, Netanyahu told the students to learn and “be good children.” In his speech, he emphasized coexistence and, at the same time, the importance of learning Jewish history.

“I want you to listen to me because I want you to learn – learn to write, learn to read, learn Hebrew, Arabic and English,” he said. “I want you to learn mathematics. I want you to learn science. I want you to learn history – history of the Jewish People, the history of your public. I want you to learn the truth, and the truth says that we were destined to live together.”
He continued, “I want you to be doctors, scientists and writers, and be whatever you want to – and are able to – be. I want you to be loyal citizens, integrated into the state of Israel; this is your state.”
The prime minister unconsciously echoed the Book of Proverbs when he instructed the students to listen to their parents and their teachers.
“Learn well. Go back home and do what mother and father tell you,” he told them.
Later, Netanyahu made an address to Israel’s students at large, exhorting them to learn the Bible in order to understand “why we are here” in Israel.
“First of all the study of the Bible,” he said. “We must make a major effort, this is the basis for why we are here, why we have returned here, why we stay here.”
Netanyahu takes his own advice and conducts Bible studies at his version of the “White House” in a “Bible study club” – a tradition begun by the first prime minister of Israel, David Ben Gurion.

He also met with contestants in a Bible knowledge competition in which students from around the world participate. He invited them to come to Israel to visit, to study and to live in the Jewish state.