Category Archives: Politics, World Events

The utterly inconsistent and mealy-mouthed Franklin Graham: how Billy must be disappointed in him

Franklin Graham: Islam is “wicked” and “evil”, but Mormonism as a “cult” is “calling people names”. Then there’s also the issue of how many Christmas shoe boxes Franklin Graham’s obscene $561,000 annual Samaritan’s Purse salary could fill.

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Obama vs. Romney: The American Presidential election viewed from Britain and Europe

‘From a European perspective, it doesn’t matter who wins this election.  Only US foreign policy is important to us — and Obama is no dove and Romney no hawk.  The incumbent president prefers to wage his wars with drones instead … Continue reading

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Christians are being persecuted throughout the world

Christians persecuted throughout the world The deeper truth masked by all the ranting — and, it should be added, by the blinkers of many Western secularists — is that Christians are targeted in greater numbers than any other faith group … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: Pope Benedict XVI on politics

‘Wherever politics tries to be redemptive, it is promising too much.  Where it wishes to do the work of God, it becomes, not divine, but demonic.’ ~ Joseph, Cardinal Ratzinger; now Pope Benedict XVI

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Canada human rights watch: Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergast on Canadian ‘human rights tribunals’

‘You are summoned to a tribunal where you cannot have a defense lawyer and you cannot record the proceedings nor have a witness present.  The people judging and prosecuting you have no legal qualifications.  The accusation is ambiguous, having to … Continue reading

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Buddhists behaving badly: Sri Lankan monks march against Muslim mosque, demolish Muslim shrine, burn Muslim flag

Buddhists Behaving Badly: What Zealotry is Doing to Sri Lanka by William McGowan In Sri Lanka last September, a Sinhalese mob led by some 100 Buddhist monks demolished a Muslim shrine in the ancient city of Anuradhapura.  As the crowd … Continue reading

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The Bible provides inspiration for tough decisions, British Columbia Premier Christy Clark says

Bible provides inspiration for tough decisions, B.C. Premier Christy Clark says B.C. Premier Christy Clark has told a popular Christian television program that she finds the courage and inspiration to make tough decisions from the Bible. Ms. Clark, in an … Continue reading

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Burma’s bigoted Buddhist monks shun Muslim community and block humanitarian aid

Burma’s monks call for Muslim community to be shunned: The Buddhists have reportedly tried to block humanitarian aid getting to ethnic group In a move that has shocked many observers, some [Buddhist] monks’ organisations have issued pamphlets telling people not … Continue reading

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Czech government only now beginning to recompense Christian Churches for property stolen by atheist communists

Czechs close to compensating churches More than two decades after the end of Communism, Czechs are close to compensating churches for properties seized during the four decades of Communist rule.  A long-awaited restitution bill cleared the parliament’s lower house after … Continue reading

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The real war on Christianity going on today, tomorrow, every day

Real war on religion Here’s a snapshot of what was going on around the world at the precise moment Americans were marking the July 4 holiday: Fr. Joseph Zhao Hongchun, apostolic administrator of the Chinese diocese of Harbin, was taken … Continue reading

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Why the Dalai Lama should condemn Tibetan Buddhist self-immolations

Dalai Lama should condemn Tibetan self-immolations writes Stephen Prothero Tibet is witnessing an epidemic of self-immolations.  In fact, since March 16, 2011, more than 40 Tibetans have followed Thich Quang Duc’s lead, setting themselves on fire to protest the Chinese occupation of … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: R. J. Stove on Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams

‘Not only has [Rowan] Williams been the first holder of his office [of Archbishop of Canterbury] to abandon all Christian dogma in favor of druidic whimsies and Islamic appeasement, but even against such daunting competitors as Tony Blair, Bill Clinton, … Continue reading

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Christians still at the forefront of AIDS response: Vatican calls for free AIDS treatment across Africa

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone called on Friday for “free and efficient treatment” for AIDS sufferers in Africa.

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Murder rate in El Salvador plummets due to truce between rival gangs brokered by the Catholic Church

The murder rate in El Salvador has fallen dramatically due to a truce between rival gangs brokered by the Catholic Church that has so far lasted 100 days. “This effort has saved the lives of more than 850 innocent Salvadorans,” the Globe … Continue reading

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Middle-aged Buddhist ‘abbot’ of Chinese monastery renounces vows and leaves abruptly to wed young bride

Senior Chinese Buddhist renounces his vows for love: The head of one of China’s main Buddhist monasteries has abruptly cast off his robes in order to marry a 26-year-old jade dealer Qing Xian, who is thought to be in his … Continue reading

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The gross immorality of the U.S. military: a case study

I Met a 16-Year-Old Kid; 3 Days Later Obama Killed Him: We are sleepwalking into the Drone Age, and few people are debating the dire consequences At our meeting I spoke as the representative westerner.  I reported the CIA claim that … Continue reading

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Fanatical Buddhists endanger people’s lives in China by releasing thousands of poisonous snakes

Chinese Buddhists ’cause plague of serpents’ The 50 members of the “Let Blessings and Wisdom Grow” Buddhist group left Beijing in a nine vehicle convoy last Friday, driving for half a day with their cargo of snakes into the countryside of … Continue reading

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British doctors could be banned from practising for refusing to give unmarried women contraceptives

Doctors who refuse to give contraceptives to unmarried women or carry out sex change operations face being banned from practicing under new guidelines Bishop Tom Williams of the Archdiocese of Liverpool claimed the advice discriminated against “certain groups of doctors” and … Continue reading

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Britain’s crazy Public Order Act: used and abused to stifle and suppress Christians’ freedom of speech

Freedom of speech is back on the agenda Section five of the Public Order Act 1986 removed the requirement for an intention to cause a breach of the peace.  Instead, abusive or insulting behaviour was to be penalised if it was within the … Continue reading

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Buddhist leader the Dalai Lama refuses to condemn monk self-immolations

Dalai Lama ducks question on monk self-immolations The Dalai Lama refused to answer a question Monday about whether Tibetan monks should stop setting themselves on fire to protest China’s occupation of Tibet. “No answer,” he said, saying it was a sensitive political … Continue reading

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South Korean ‘holy’ Buddhist monks secretly filmed gambling, smoking and drinking

Six leaders from South Korea’s biggest Buddhist order have quit after secretly filmed video showed monks playing high-stakes poker, drinking and smoking South Korean TV networks aired shots of monks playing poker, some smoking and drinking, after gathering at a … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: G. K. Chesterton on the tyranny of militantly secularist governments

‘Once abolish the God, and the government becomes the God.  That fact is written all across human history; but it is written most plainly across that recent history of Russia; which was created by Lenin.  There the Government is the … Continue reading

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Son of Harold Camping: Looney apocalyptic cult predicts end of the world on June 30th., 2012

‘The time is finished’: Religious cult erects billboards in Toronto ahead of the ‘transformation’ ST. CATHARINES, ONT. – Doris Rosado watches her teenage daughters, Ninette and Kiara Mongrut, get the numbers “666” tattooed on their wrists, beaming with pride.  The number … Continue reading

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Christians ‘more likely to be leftwing’ and have liberal views on immigration and equality, new study shows

Christians ‘more likely to be leftwing’ and have liberal views on immigration and equality People who believe in God are more likely to be leftwing, according to a new study.  The research, carried out by thinktank Demos, rubbishes the assumption … Continue reading

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The 50 worst persecutors of Christians around the world

On the Watch for Religious Persecutors The California-based group Open Doors has released its latest World Watch List of the 50 worst persecutors of Christians around the globe.  A Baker’s Dozen are communist or former communist states, led by North … Continue reading

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