Posts from February 2013

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Christians grow anxious in “100 percent” Islamic Sudan

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When Pastor Kamis went to visit his small church in the Sudanese capital just before Christmas last year, he found a pile of rubble and the remains of a single blue wall. Hours earlier, authorities had sent in a bulldozer and workers backed by police to demolish the Africa Inland church, which used to lie [...]

PM’s local Tory chairman quits over gay marriage

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A Tory chairman in David Cameron’s constituency has resigned because of the Prime Minister’s support for redefining marriage. Cicely Maunder said she had “no idea” why Mr Cameron supports the change, and said other local members also walked out over the plans. Mrs Maunder was the chairman of local Tories in Chipping Norton, which is in [...]

Ann Widdecombe Says Christians Could Face Prison For Their Beliefs

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CHRISTIANS could be forced out of job roles in the future because of their beliefs, said a former Conservative minister during a speech in Plymouth. Politician, novelist and Strictly Come Dancing star Ann Widdecombe told an audience of around 100 people at Plymouth University that she fears for religious freedom in the UK and that [...]

Baby Makes Miracle Recovery After Mother Advised To Have Abortion

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A baby who was born with severe abnormalities has made a miraculous recovery despite claims by doctors that he had “no chance” of survival. Riley Clarke, who is 17 months old, was born with his heart on the wrong side of his body, disconnected valves and twisted bowels. Abortion His mother Jade (22) was told [...]

Christian Persecution Rising in China

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China’s Christians felt a noticeable rise in persecution in 2012 as the Communist government began the first of a three-phase plan to eradicate unregistered house churches, a new report says. Cases of persecution of Christians rose by about 42 percent last year compared with 2011, according to the report by human rights group China Aid. [...]

NBC Accused of ‘Declaring War’ on Christians

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US media network Fox News accused rival NBC of “declaring war” on Christians for a “Saturday Night Live” parody on Jesus and for bashing American Football star Tim Tebow’s decision to speak at a conservative megachurch. “Does NBC hate Christians?” The Fox News op-ed article asks, arguing that NBC made a number of targeted attacks [...]

Equality regulator: Registrars must perform gay weddings

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Registrars who believe in traditional marriage should be forced to conduct gay weddings against their will, the Equality regulator has said. It even said some church ministers should be forced to act against their personal beliefs, if that’s what their denomination wants. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has been giving its opinion on Government [...]

Politicians afraid to admit fathers are vital, says top family lawyer

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Marriage is as important to the future of the nation as climate change and poverty, a senior family lawyer said yesterday. Baroness Deech said the growing numbers of families without fathers was doing more harm to the next generation than other factors such as smoking, alcohol, poor diet and lack of exercise. And she warned [...]

Survey Reveals Britain’s Dependence On Churches

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More than 6,500 Church of England parishes now provide special services for elderly people, schoolchildren, parents and new immigrants, a study by the Church Urban Fund shows. And eight out of 10 reported that individual parishioners give up their spare time to provide informal help to people struggling with issues such as isolation, family breakdown, [...]

‘People who do God, do good’, says top Tory

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Religious people should be able to publicly practise their faith because people who “do God, do good”, a Government minister will say. Baroness Warsi’s comments come as new research shows that church-goers alone are providing almost 100 million hours of unpaid volunteer work on social projects a year. The research also showed that donations from [...]