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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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Saturday, August 20, 2016

satanic temple One Step Closer to Forming 'After School satan Club' at Utah Elementary School

First grader Adam Kotzian (C) does a spelling drill with classmates in his classroom at Eagleview Elementary school in Thornton, Colorado, March 31, 2010
Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/satanic-temple-one-step-closer-to-forming-after-school-satan-club-at-utah-elementary-school-168187/#od4HSp84ljEMdM3X.99

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First grader Adam Kotzian (C) does a spelling drill with classmates in his
 classroom at Eagleview Elementary school in Thornton, Colorado, March, 2010.

by Michael Gryboski
Christian Post


The Satanic Temple is one step closer to forming a chapter of its After School Satan Club at an elementary school in Utah.

Earlier this year, the satanist group announced that it's starting After School Satan Club chapters in public schools across the country, including Vista Elementary of Taylorsville, located within the Granite School District.

A representative of the Satanic Temple emailed The Christian Post providing an update on the effort to establish an ASSC chapter at Vista.

"On Tuesday, our Utah chapter head followed up regarding our classification and if we'd be categorized as the Good News Clubs are," explained the spokesperson.
Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/satanic-temple-one-step-closer-to-forming-after-school-satan-club-at-utah-elementary-school-168187/#od4HSp84ljEMdM3X.99
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The Satanic Temple is one step closer to forming a chapter of its After School Satan Club at an elementary school in Utah.

Earlier this year, the satanist group announced that it's starting After School Satan Club chapters in public schools across the country, including Vista Elementary of Taylorsville, located within the Granite School District.

A representative of the Satanic Temple emailed The Christian Post providing an update on the effort to establish an ASSC chapter at Vista.

"On Tuesday, our Utah chapter head followed up regarding our classification and if we'd be categorized as the Good News Clubs are," explained the spokesperson.


article continues at http://www.christianpost.com

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Judge Plays God to Ban 'Unimportant' Bible Verse

 Marine Lance Corporal Monifa Sterling 

By Andrew Shirley, Shirley & Banister Public Affairs
National Black Robe Regiment

The military’s highest court ruled yesterday that men and women serving in the U.S. Armed Forces can be punished for exercising their religion if judges deem the practice not religiously “important.” The ruling upholds the government’s criminal prosecution of a U.S. Marine for refusing to discard personal notes that had Bible verses on them. The case may now be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

In 2014, Marine Lance Corporal Monifa Sterling was ordered to remove from her workstation three pieces of paper with a paraphrase from the book of Isaiah, “No weapon formed against me shall prosper,” even though co-workers were permitted to keep nonreligious messages on their desks. She declined and was court-martialed. A lower court upheld Sterling’s court martial, rejecting her argument that her faith was protected by the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
“This is a real-life example of why judges shouldn’t play theologians,” said Daniel Blomberg, legal counsel of the Becket Fund, which filed a friend-of-the-court brief supporting the Lance Corporal.
“Here, a few judges concluded that keeping Scripture nearby isn’t ‘important,’ even though more than half of the world’s population belong to religions that teach the exact opposite. Avoiding obvious errors like this is why RFRA protects all religious beliefs, not just beliefs that government officials deem ‘important.'”
The majority of judges on the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces ruled that Lance Corporal Sterling’s posted verses were a “religious exercise” under RFRA and assumed that the exercise was sincere. But it held that, despite the court-martial Sterling faced for refusing to remove the verses, the military hadn’t placed a “substantial burden” on her religion because the court was not persuaded that she had a “subjective belief in the importance of [the] practice to her religion.” 
The dissent disagreed, arguing that RFRA “does not empower judges to curtail various manifestations of sincere religious belief simply by arbitrarily deciding that a certain act was not ‘important’ to the believer’s exercise of religion.” The dissent also noted that the majority’s ruling falls on one side of a “distinctive split among the federal circuit courts of appeals” which the “Supreme Court has yet to address.” That split may raise the likelihood that the Supreme Court would grant review of the case.

Note to Persecution Unveiled Readers:  This story is an example of the incremental persecution of people of faith in America, especially Christians.  America is in the first phase of persecution. The removal of prayer and Bible reading in schools was the beginning. Most pulpits in America are silent on many issues threatening our freedom, faith and families.  
"If there is a decay of conscience, the pulpit is responsible for it…. If Satan rules in our halls of legislation, the pulpit is responsible for it. If our politics become so corrupt that the very foundations of our government are ready to fall away, the pulpit is responsible for it.” – Charles Finney, Evangelist Preacher

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Air Force Officials Remove Open Bible From Major’s Desk, Investigation Launched

Officials at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs have removed an open Bible from a major’s desk after complaints from the Military Religious Freedom Foundation.

By Dave Urbanski
The Blaze

Base officials also are investigating if allowing the Bible on the desk was a reasonable accommodation of the officer’s religious beliefs or if it violated the separation of church and state, the Colorado Springs Independent reported.

“The basic premise of the Air Force instruction [on religious freedom], grounded in Department of Defense policy, grounded in law is, people have an inherent right to free exercise of religion within boundaries,” Col. Damon Feltman, 310th Space Wing commander, told the Independent. “At the same time, people have freedom to be left alone. It’s finding that right balance. The challenge of the commander is to be sure both people are treated fairly.”

MRFF founder Mikey Weinstein’s complaint letter to Feltman describes Maj. Steve Lewis’ “egregious Constitutional and DoD regulatory violations”:

For years he has kept an open, yellow highlighted Christian bible displayed front and center, quite prominently, on his official USAF work desk in an open office work environment. The egregious Constitutional and DoD regulatory violations of such a brazen display of sectarian Christian triumphalism and exceptionalism have been noted by many USAF members through the years but they have not sought to officially seek redress and remediation from this outrageous display of callous and bold Christian primacy from their respective USAF chains of command due to all-too-credible fears of reprisal and retribution from same.
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Unbroken in China: The Growing Chinese Church

The greater the persecution, the greater the revival. 

By Eric Metaxis, Breakpoint
Prophecy News 

Originally published at breakpoint.org - reposted with permission.

You've probably heard a lot about China in the news lately: How it's threatening peace in the Pacific by building military bases on artificial islands. You've heard presidential candidates warn that China may soon overtake the U. S. as the leading global economic power.

But what you probably didn't realize is that China is ready to overtake the U. S. in another area: the size of its Christian population.

You see, despite years of often savage oppression, the church in China is growing by leaps and bounds.

Yu Jie, a writer and dissident from China, tells the story powerfully in the August issue of First Things magazine. Yu reports that since 1949, when the communists took over and Christian missionaries were expelled, the number of Christians in China has multiplied from half a million to more than 60 million today.
If current growth rates continue, "by 2030, Christians in China will exceed 200 million . . . making China the country with the largest Christian population in the world."
And Yu, who became disillusioned with communism after the Tiananmen Square massacre, might very well be a little bit cautious in his estimates. The respected Operation World prayer guide counts not 60 million but 105 million Christians of all kinds in the country, far outstripping the 70 million or so members of the Communist Party!

Pray for Eugenia, Who Ministers in a Difficult Area


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Voice of the Martyrs

Eugenia and her husband have endured a series of hardships over the past few years while leading several house churches in rural Chiapas, Mexico. 

Their car was stolen at gunpoint, a man attacked Eugenia with a machete as she returned home from a church meeting, and their house was burned to the ground by arsonists trying to run them out of the area. 

They continue to trust in the Lord for protection and say they have no ill feelings toward those who have tried to hurt them. Please pray for Eugenia and her family as they continue to share the gospel in this difficult and dangerous region.


icommittopray.com is a  place to gather and pray for the persecuted church. Read prayer requests from around the world and post your own prayers specifically for your brothers and sisters who are being persecuted.

Use this link to join your brothers and sisters who are adding their voices and committing to pray for the persecuted ... and whenever possible The Voice of the Martyrs will share all the prayers that are posted with the highlighted persecuted Christians and their families.


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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

A Temporary Win for Religious Universities in California

RESISTANCE IS NOT FUTILE




A big-time threat to religious freedom in California has been somewhat mitigated—showing once again our prayers and efforts make a difference.


By: John Stonestreet
BreakPoint


It can seem to us that each day brings news of yet another setback or some new ominous cultural development that’s concerning to Christians, each one another straw on the back of an already overloaded camel.

But as recent events in California demonstrate, these trends can be resisted and, if not reversed, at least held at bay.

In late June, Eric Metaxas told us about California’s Senate Bill 1146. The bill, as its author, Senator Ricardo Lara, admitted, targeted Christian colleges and universities that adhered to traditional Christian teaching on human sexuality, including same-sex erotic relationships.

The bill would have required schools receiving religious exemptions from state or federal anti-discrimination laws to disclose this fact publicly. This alone would have created a state-mandated “hit list” that would have facilitated harassment and worse from LGBT activists.



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Monday, August 15, 2016

Muslim Children Embrace Christ - Only to be Beaten Up and Cast Out as 'Infidels' by Their Own Families

Children rejoice inside their classroom in Uganda
after hearing about the Good News.

By Hazel Torres
Christian Today

In this African country, even children who turn to Jesus Christ are punished as severely as adults, with their parents as the culprits.

In the latest of such incidents, eight children from a village in Uganda were beaten up by their Muslim families and kicked out of their homes as "infidels" after they embraced Jesus. Moreover, the pastor who showed them the way to Christ was threatened with death by the angry Muslim extremists, the Morning Star News reports.

The children—whose ages range from 9 to 16 years old—converted to Christianity after meeting with Pastor Brian Mukisa from the Power Gates Church.

Gushing with joy at their newly discovered love for Jesus, the children innocently told their parents about their conversion—only to be shocked by their parents' vehement reaction. Their parents beat them up severely and forbid them from attending worship services.

Not content yet, the parents and other members of their families trooped to the Power Gates church and set it on fire, with one of the arsonists even threatening to kill Pastor Mukisa.

The pastor was forced to relocate his congregation to a temporary house about 6 miles away from the site of the original church.
"Your church activities will not be tolerated in this area," the attackers told Pastor Mukisa, adding that "if you do not leave our village, then we shall soon come for your life."
Pastor Mukisa said many of the children are still recovering from injuries they sustained from their parents' beatings. They are now taking refuge at the relocated church.
"The parents have totally disowned them as infidels," the pastor told Morning Star News. "They need prayers to come to terms with the separation from parents for choosing Christ."
Story of persecution of children continues 


Sunday, August 14, 2016

Conservative Leaders Call on Media to Report on Genocide of Christians



By Michael W. Chapman

(CNSNews.com) – In an August 10 letter to ABC, CBS, and NBC, more than 30 conservative leaders called on the networks, and the media overall, to seriously and aggressively cover the genocide of Christians in the Middle East and Africa, “and continue to do so until the civilized world puts an end to this evil.”

“Christianity is on the verge of being wiped out in the Middle East,” the letter reads. “Ancient communities that have existed since the time of the apostles are being systematically eliminated. In Iraq alone, the number of Christians has plunged from one million to under 275,000 in the last 12 years alone.”

“This is not a few instances of violence or vandalism,” states the letter. “This is a Genocide.”

Thousands of Christians have been slaughtered by the Islamic State in Iraq, Syria, and Libya, and tens of thousands of Christians have fled their homelands into refugee camps in Jordan and other countries. Christians are also being killed in Africa and South Asia by radical Muslims.

The U.S. government officially declared this atrocity “genocide” in March 2016, and other governments and human rights leaders started calling it genocide as early as 2013.


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Saturday, August 13, 2016

New Boko Haram Leader Instructs Followers to Focus on Killing Christians




by Veronica Neffinger | Editor,
ChristianHeadlines.com


The Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram reportedly has a new leader who has said the group’s main objective is to target Christians. 


RelevantMagazine.com reports that Abu Musab al-Barnawi is the new leader of the ISIS-linked terrorist group. This information was obtained from the ISIS newspaper al-Nabaa.

Boko Haram is responsible for killing thousands of people in Nigeria, including both Muslims and Christians, and has contributed to the national crisis the country is facing.

The terrorist group now says it will specifically target Christians and will fight the “Christianization of society.”

The group says it plans on “booby-trapping and blowing up every church that we are able to reach, and killing all of those [Christians] who we find from the citizens of the cross.”


Boko Haram’s new leader said the group also aims to target humanitarian groups that seek to provide aid to Christians and others who have been affected by the conflict

Thousands of Nigerians have been displaced in the war that is raging, and left without food and shelter. The conflict has been ongoing for seven years.


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Friday, August 12, 2016

MUSLIMS Threaten California Church with “Allahu Akbars” During Sunday Mass

By Jim Hoft
Gateway Pundit

Father Josiah Trenham described the threats on his Orthodox Church in California.

Muslims screamed “Allahu Akbars” at St. Andrew Orthodox Church during its Sunday service. 
They brought their bullhorn so everyone would get the message.

Via FOX News and Jihad Watch:
As Father Josiah Trenham prepared to read the Gospel, several parishioners discreetly scooped up their babies, retreated up the aisles of St. Andrew Orthodox Church and out into the spring air, so as not to allow the crying of little ones to disturb the divine liturgy.
The time-honored tradition was shattered when a car passed by the Riverside, Calif., church, slowing down as the front passenger leaned out of his window and bellowed menacingly through a bullhorn, according to witnesses.
“Allahu Akbar!” the unidentified man repeated several times as the unnerved parents drew their infants close and exchanged worried glances.
Members of the church were gathered under the main archway when
the car passed slowly by, its occupant 
allegedly yelling "Allahu Akbar!"
 over a bullhorn.  (FoxNews.com)

Witnesses were able to give Riverside police a description of the green Honda Civic, but not of the three occupants. Some told police they believed one or more of the men may have been taking photographs, according to Officer Ryan Railsback. Although Trenham insisted multiple congregants heard the Arabic phrase, Railsback noted no mention of it was in the police report.

Whatever the case, no law was broken – even if an unmistakable message was sent and received.
“Be calm and to keep a special vigilance over the property and our children while we are at church,” Trenham wrote in an email to parishioners in which he recounted the disturbing event. “Pray that these provocative young men might repent of their intimidation and be saved.”
Trenham told FoxNews.com last week the situation remains “tense and tenuous,” and said the church now has security officers on hand for all regular services.
“It is a deep sorrow to live this way in the ‘new America,’” he said.
Website: thegatewaypundit.com


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