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Seven Christians – Including Child – Burned Alive In Pakistan Over False Charges Of Koran Desecration

Posted by Job on August 1, 2009

Daily Times – Leading News Resource of Pakistan – 7 Christians burnt alive in Gojra riots

* Rangers called in after mob torches Christian homes
* Punjab law minister says preliminary investigation shows no desecration of holy Quran

By Ali Usman

LAHORE: The government deployed the Rangers to the town of Gojra on Saturday after at least seven Christians, including three women, were burnt alive and dozens injured following the second incident of violence against Christians in Punjab in one month.

The latest riots, which started almost a week ago following allegations that a copy of the holy Quran was defiled, escalated on Saturday as locals shouting slogans against Christians took to the streets in Christian Town, a Christian-only locality. Following the escalation, Interior Minister Rehman Malik, on directions of President Asif Ali Zardari, ordered the Punjab Rangers to reach Gojra and help the civil administration maintain law and order. Eyewitnesses said a protesting mob turned violent when armed men from Jhang reached the spot and started attacking Christian houses. Locals claimed the attackers were members of a banned organisation, adding they carried sophisticated weaponry. Emboldened by the attackers, the mob started throwing acid and petrol bombs on the houses, forcing the people to come out. A local resident said dozens were feared dead, adding the exact number could not be confirmed as several bodies were buried under debris.

Claiming the banned Sipah-e-Sahaba group was involved in the rioting, Federal Minorities Minister Shahbaz Bhatti told the Associated Press he had directed police to ensure protection for the Christian community but they had ignored his instructions.

Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said authorities had investigated the allegation of a Holy Quran being defiled “and our initial reports say that there has not been any incident of desecration”. He said the situation had calmed down on Friday, but extremists had entered the city on Saturday and pushed people toward armed clashes. Faisalabad Commissioner Tahir Hussain told local TV channels that representatives of the two communities would meet on Saturday in an effort to calm the situation.

Another link: Muslims Kill Christians Over Koran Claims
Another link:  Pakistan Christians die in unrest

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Pastor Sajid William Murdered By Muslim Extremists In Peshawar Pakistan

Posted by Job on January 29, 2008

Original link here.


Pakistan (MNN) ―
A Pakistani pastor has been murdered because of his involvement in evangelistic work. Christians face severe opposition from militant Islamic groups. Muslims
make up about 97 percent of Pakistan’s people, while Hindus make up 1.5
percent, and Christians 1.7 percent. According to Voice of the Martyrs’ Canada,
29-year-old Sajid William was shot and killed by a masked gunman on his
way home in Peshawar on January 17. Pastor William was the office
manager for the Christian relief and development agency “Shelter Now,”
active in Pakistan for nearly 25 years.

The organization runs two projects in the country–a fish farm and a
building project for 105 schools. The schools were ruined during the
earthquake that shook Pakistan in 2005. The agency is also providing
clothes, shelter and nourishment for thousands of returning refugees
who are without shelter during the harsh winter. Pray for God’s comfort for Pastor William’s family. He is survived by a wife and an 18-month-old daughter.

Ask God to embolden Pakistani Christians to follow his example of
faithfulness.  Pray for protection for Christians facing intimidation
and threats from those around them.

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Pakistani Christian Woman Tahira Salamat, Kidnapped, Raped, Forcibly Converted To Islam And Married Off, Is Now Free

Posted by Job on January 29, 2008

Pakistan Police Free Kidnapped Christian Woman, Group Says | Pakistan | Asia/Pacific

United States-based International Christian Concern (ICC) (whose article asserts that she is still in danger!) with Website www.persecution.org
said Tahira Salamat, 20, was discovered Wednesday, January 23, in her
husband’s home. Police in Punjab have come under pressure to crackdown
on militants in Punjab, where earlier this month a man was killed by
unknown gunmen after apparently mistaking him for his brother who had
been accused of blasphemy against Islam.       

“Simon
Emmanuel was shot to death on January 9, 2008, after his brother who
has been living in the United States came home to visit his family,”
ICC said, adding it was unclear who was responsible for the attack.

Simon
Emmanuel was the brother of Younis Tasadaq, who was imprisoned in 1998
on charges that he had committed blasphemy against Islam, a charge that
could carry the death penalty. Under international pressure, Tasadaq
was released and fled to the United States in 1999. 
The attack took place after he decided to briefly return to Pakistan to visit his ailing mother, ICC said.

KIDNAPPINGS

Other
Christians, including Tahira Salamat, have been kidnapped as part of an
attempt to pressure churchgoers to convert to Islam and marry according
to Islamic traditions, ICC and other human rights groups say.   

“Two
Muslim men, Abdul Sattar and Muhammad Khalid, reportedly abducted
Tahira while she was on her way to the workplace in Khanewal district
on September 14, 2007. After kidnapping her, these two men forced her
to marry Muhammad Ramazan, a Muslim. In order to be a suitable wife for
a Muslim, the two men also made her convert to Islam against her will,”
ICC told BosNewsLife in a statement.

Her
parents “frantically” searched for her “in shelter houses, morgue
rooms, and hospitals for over a month, but failed to turn up any
leads.” Local police did not cooperate with them in searching for the
young woman, said ICC, adding that “They only agreed to register” a
complaint against the alleged culprits more than two weeks after she
was reported missing.”

PRESSURE

After
pressure from the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP), a
human rights body of the Catholic Church in Pakistan, a High Court
ordered police to locate the woman.

She was
“finally found at Muhammad Ramazan’s house on January 23, 2008, and
from there police handed her over to her parents.” The kidnappers have
however not been detained, ICC said. Police officials could not
immediately be reached for comments.

A local
court still has to make a decision regarding the status of her
marriage. “If the court directs Tahira to stay with her Muslim husband,
Ramazan, they would be officially endorsing a forced conversion and
forced marriage as well.”

However is she “is
allowed to go back to her Christian parents, there is a threat that she
would be killed by radical Muslims.” Islam does not allow an individual
to leave the Islamic faith, regardless of whether their conversion to
Islam was legitimate. Human rights groups have pressured Pakistan to
improve the rights of Christians in the country. 
We must pray for the Christians of Pakistan, and also that Jesus Christ would touch the hearts of the Muslims over there as well.

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Muslim Pakistani Employer Tortures Christian Employees’ Family Over Request For Raise

Posted by Job on January 29, 2008


By Michael Ireland
Chief Correspondent, ASSIST News Service

A Muslim employer in Pakistan has attacked a Christian employee and his family because he asked for a raise. The Washington-DC based human rights group, International Christian Concern (ICC) www.persecution.org
has learned that Mr. Liaqat Jutt attacked his own employee’s family on
January 5, 2008, torturing even women and children, because his
Christian employee, Younas Feroz, had requested a raise.

According to a source, Feroz, 38, was a poor man who had worked for Jutt as a
laborer for the past two years in Sheikupura district. Recently, Feroz
had requested that Jutt increase his salary. Jutt became angry with
Feroz, gathered a group of his friends, and took out his rage on
Feroz’s whole family. Jutt reportedly tied up Feroz and his three sons with ropes and then
physically abused them. The group of Muslims then stripped the women of
their clothing and made them stand half naked in the street after
beating them also.

The mob then took their furniture, beds, fans, dishware, chairs, cupboards,
television and other belongings into the street and set them on fire. They stole about 10,000 Pakistan rupees (US $167), some gold items and then occupied Feroz’s property. The
local police refused to register a case against Jutt because he is part
of a very influential Muslim family. Jutt also threatened the Christian
family against taking any legal action against him.

Due to the intervention of neighbors, however, Jutt has returned the stripped house to Feroz. Jeremy Sewall, ICC’s Policy Analyst for South Asia, said, “Unfortunately this
case illustrates well the plight of the majority of Christians in
Pakistan. They are poor and dependent on Muslim employers for a living,
but their employers have no incentive to treat them like human beings
because the police refuse to prosecute those with influence. Such
abuses of power are a disgrace to the country of Pakistan.”

ICC is a Washington-DC based human rights organization that exists to help
persecuted Christians worldwide. ICC delivers humanitarian aid, trains
and supports persecuted pastors, raises awareness in the US regarding
the problem of persecution, and is an advocate for the persecuted on
Capitol Hill and the State Department. For additional information or
for an interview, contact Jeremy Sewall, Policy Analyst, 1-800-ICC
(422)-5441, jeremy@persecution.org
** Michael Ireland, Chief Correspondent of ANS, is an international
British freelance journalist who was formerly a reporter with a London
newspaper and has been a frequent contributor to UCB Europe, a British
Christian radio station. Michael’s involvement with ASSIST News Service
is a sponsored ministry department — Michael Ireland Media Missionary
(MIMM) — of ACT International at: Artists in Christian Testimony (ACT) International. His weblog appears at: Michael Ireland Media Missionary

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Messianic Jewish Synagogue In Pakistan 2007 Year In Review

Posted by Job on January 15, 2008

From the people at Abrahamic-Faith!

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Abrahamic Faith: Assassination Of Benazir Bhutto A Sad Loss Or New Beginning For Pakistan?

Posted by Job on January 15, 2008

My
friends have asked me of an assessment on the recent situation in
Pakistan with the saddened news of the slaying of Benazir Bhutto the
candidate for the Prime Minister of Pakistan for the forthcoming
elections. Normally, I don’t like to share my opinions of internal Pakistani politics but this time round I have decided to speak.

By
the way for those who perhaps may not be aware that my friend Jay Smith
an American apologist and scholar in Islam did visit Benazir in her
flat in London not so long ago to discuss the historicity of Yahushua
(Jesus) of the Bible versus the Qur’anic Isa (Arabic name used for
Yahushua) so I would say she had a clear cut message of the gospel
delivered to her house but sadly died as an unsaved Muslim as far as I
know. She was brought up in the echelons of Catholic
Convent schools the domain of the rich in Pakistan such as Jesus and
Mary convent and later to be educated in Harvard and Oxford.

First
of all we need to go back to the hay days of her father Zulfikar Ali
Bhutto who had ministers tortured and removed from the administration
that he did not like. Our Master Yahushua (Jesus) of
Nazareth said ‘do unto others as you would do to yourself’, it would
seem that Bhutto did not heed to that advise well later to be
imprisoned by General Zia ul-Haq who had him tortured and hanged.

Most
people are not aware that Benazir Bhutto was removed from Government
before by then President Lugari for corruption charges during 1996. Her husband Asif Ali Zardari is popularly known in Pakistani circles as Mr Ten Percent. In other words he allegedly owns what is claimed to be ten percent of Pakistan. He had all sorts of scandals and proven corruption charges levelled against him and have also served eight years jail term. Both
Benazir and her husband received hundreds of millions of dollars worth
of commissions on Pakistani Government contracts and creamed off what
they could to the West buying properties in England, France, and having
a large holding in Swiss bank accounts to the tune of 1.5 billion
dollars.
(My note: Sounds like the George Bush family to me. No wonder the National Review loved Bhutto, claiming that she is “pro – life.” Political conservatism is obviously anti – Christ.) Of course the people robbed were the Pakistanis
by these modern day thugs but who would care for the poor Pakistani
people after all they are nobody’s and soon people would forget their
struggles in life.

I
would not bemoan the death of Benazir Bhutto because she made many
promises to women about repealing the Hadood and Zina ordinances
(unfair rape/adultery charges against women)
. The Hadood
ordinance specified that a woman raped must produce four male witnesses
as per the Qur’anic law before a conviction can be brought. Can anyone see that happening? The
Zina ordinance specified that if an adult male had sexual relations
with a woman both being unmarried would either be stoned to death or
receives one hundred lashes.

Benazir used soft words but did not deliver on any of her promises in the past and neither would now. I
remember when she was last in power that young teenage girls were being
abducted by assailants in cars raped and then left for dead. The people were fed up of her government until she was ousted. It
was in this climate that the Pakistanis were willing to try anything to
stop the tide of violence and bloodshed and so they welcomed Nawaz
Sharif with an open arm. It was common knowledge that in
his steel factory his brother melted a whole Pakistani train for metal
and also anyone who would not be a yes sir to these guys would be
thrown in the smelting works never to be seen again. We heard many such horror stories that the news would dare not report.

It
was during Benazir’s last government that the Taliban rose to power
largely funded by her government thanks to the US Clinton
Administration and governed and orchestrated by the ISS secret service
of Pakistan and blessed by the whore of Babylon to fight the soviet
union but the Frankenstein Monster turned on the US that help create
them.
Benazir has been full of broken promises. One
may feel the sad loss of a mother to her children but to the nation of
Pakistan it is no big loss, the people of Pakistan will overcome this
and move forward. The crying you see on TV is largely her supporters and not the whole nation. The
Christians in Pakistan did favour her but to be honest I have seen more
good done by Gen. Musharraf in Pakistan than any previous government. In my opinion Pakistan needs a steady secular dictator lined up with the West and that is the only way to run that nation. Look
what happened to Iran when a secular dictator was removed and then hard
Islamic governments came in and today people worry about Iran and a new
nuclear threat.
(Same thing Ron Paul says. Oh well.) I am afraid Western beaurocrats would
never understand why Muslim nations thrive on dictatorships and droop
with democratic leaders.
(Anyone still support the Iraq War?)

Who could have plotted to kill her?

Now I have to put my prophecy hat on. The
assassination of Bhutto came together like a Bollywood plot straight
out of a film play and had to be acted out by the one who was the
closest to her body after her death bemoaning her death and citing
revenge for her.
No, it was not Gen. Musharraf, we can at
least accord some respect to the secular dictator to control a country
like Pakistan who is a Muhajir (Muslim families who emigrated from
India in 1947) and it is believed that this is why the Benazir clan and
the elite circles in Pakistan hate Musharraf because they accord third
class status to Muhajirs.

When
Yahushua was crucified the one that betrayed him Judas Iscariot was one
also close to him yet was the son of the adversary and likewise many
fingers are pointing at Al-Qaeda but they only want to take glory for
someone else’s action. Since they did not enact the plan it is easy to take credit for what you have not done but someone else did. It
was not Imran Khan either as he is only a small player in politics in
Pakistan and the only thing he was capable of doing recently was
gathering supporters to incite violence in Pakistan for the alleged
shredding of Qur’an and flushing into toilets which brought about the
burning and looting of Kentucky Fried Chicken outlets and other Western
concerns to vent his frustration at his lack of success. Where
is Imran Khan and his holy sentiment when the Bible pages are torn by
Palestinians and used to clean excrement in Israel we would never know?

Behind
this plot is no other but the whore of Babylon, and that is not the US
Washington or New York City but Saudi Arabia and guess who came out of
the whore of Babylon by her consent and blessings to stand for election
and that my friends is the potential murderer.
You still did not guess his name? How about Nawaz Sharif. Surprised, none of the world has caught on to that yet. The
one who benefits the most out of all this political turmoil is non
other than him who belongs to the Muslim League Party, the man that was
brought into power last time by Gen. Zial Ul-Haq.
This man my friends is a firm advocate for Sharia in Pakistan. It may have happened had he stayed in power long enough last time around but it was not yet time.

Did you even remotely think of the possibility probably not?

So where does this take up scripturally?

Rev 17:6 And I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the set-apart ones, and with the blood of the witnesses of ?????. And having seen her, I marvelled – greatly marvelled!

Where are we heading?

Gunfight at the OK corral, that is right. Pakistan
is being prepared for a take over like the Taliban style government and
Nawaz Sharif is the man for it with people in the government in that
favour and Saudi Arabia right behind it all.
Oh and by the way he is the sort of person who will bring Sharia in through the backdoor. Whether
this is the right time for Pakistan to go radical or not only time will
tell but so far prophecy has proven conclusive that Pakistan is heading
prophetically to line up with the major Muslim nations of the world to
help attack Israel and it does not need to go as a Sharia nation to do
this
.

Remember
the Anti-Messiah nation hates the desire of women so Benazir was one
such woman whose only desire was for self and that was certainly not
acceptable by Saudi Arabia
. Even the little that Benazir
could have done was a threat to the Saudi Muslim society and for all
Muslim women in the world would cause anarchy and that could not be
allowed to happen by the whore of Babylon.

Dan 11:37
and have no regard for the mighty ones of his fathers nor for the
desire of women, nor have regard for any mighty one, but exalt himself
above them all.

One
thing is certain that behind Pakistan’s politics is not the US but
powerful Muslim nations of the world and Saudi Arabia has had a hand in
since the days of the creation of the Islamic Nuclear Bomb when planes
full of money used to land in Pakistan to make this happen during
Benazir’s father’s government.

Rav Simon

Yahushua Radio
I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he
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Pakistani Taliban Kidnap Five Christians

Posted by Job on January 9, 2008

By Sheraz Khurram Khan Special Correspondent for ASSIST News Service in Pakistan

PESHAWAR/TANK, PAKISTAN (ANS) Suspected militants associated with Commander Baitullah Mahsud on Friday kidnapped five Christians in South Waziristan Agency (SWA), Pakistan’s English Daily “The News” has reported. Also, militants blocked the main Wana-Jandola Road where they stopped all passing vehicles to look for the security personnel and government employees, it said.

The story quoted unnamed sources as telling “The News” by telephone from the troubled region that the armed militants stopped a vehicle, which was carrying passengers from Wana, headquarters of South Waziristan, to Dera Ismail Khan. Among the passengers, five were Christians, whom the militants took into custody and drove them later towards an undisclosed location, said the story. Three abductees, according to the story were identified as Altaf Masih, Babar Masih and Emanuel, while the names of two other Christians could not be ascertained.

The identified captives it said belonged to Pakistani city of Gujranwala and were employed in Wana. The two other Christians were their relatives, who had come from Gujranwala
to see them in Wana, which is considered a place of terror among the people living in rest of the country, it said. The story said the hosts and their guests were returning to their  hometown when captured by the suspected tribal militants.

Local officials of the political administration confirmed the kidnapping and said no effort could be made for their release as the area where they were disembarked from a vehicle was a stronghold of Mahsud tribal militants, it added. “[We traveled] even [though] we had been directed by the high-ups to avoid traveling in the area inhabited by the Mahsud tribesmen,” it quoted a senior official of the political administration as saying.

On the other hand, militants affiliated with Baitullah Mahsud made the release of Christians conditional with the freeing of six prominent militants now in custody of law-enforcement agencies, it maintained. The story went on to say that one of them, identified as Commander Raees Khan Mahsud, was arrested by the law-enforcement agencies at a check post near canal in Dera Ismail Khan while coming to DI Khan from South Waziristan. The other five were said to be very important militant commanders of Baitullah Mahsud group picked up earlier from various areas of the tribal region.

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The War On Terror Is Now A War Against Christianity

Posted by Job on September 11, 2007

Read this link nytimes.com/2007/09/10/us/10prison.html?_r=1&oref=slogin and tell me again how George W. Bush is on your side, Christians! For those of you who do not have New York Times accounts – not that I blame you – here is the text below. If you do not think that this is the beginning of the attempt to suppress true Christianity in this country started by Council on Foreign Relations Skulls and Bones pro – abortion occultist George W. Bush, you are in dreamland.

Behind the walls of federal prisons nationwide, chaplains have been quietly carrying out a systematic purge of religious books and materials that were once available to prisoners in chapel libraries.

The chaplains were directed by the Bureau of Prisons to clear the shelves of any books, tapes, CDs and videos that are not on a list of approved resources. In some prisons, the chaplains have recently dismantled libraries that had thousands of texts collected over decades, bought by the prisons, or donated by churches and religious groups.

Some inmates are outraged. Two of them, a Christian and an Orthodox Jew, in a federal prison camp in upstate New York, filed a class-action lawsuit last month claiming the bureau’s actions violate their rights to the free exercise of religion as guaranteed by the First Amendment and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

Traci Billingsley, a spokeswoman for the Bureau of Prisons, said the agency was acting in response to a 2004 report by the Office of the Inspector General in the Justice Department. The report recommended steps that prisons should take, in light of the Sept. 11 attacks, to avoid becoming recruiting grounds for militant Islamic and other religious groups. The bureau, an agency of the Justice Department, defended its effort, which it calls the Standardized Chapel Library Project, as a way of barring access to materials that could, in its words, “discriminate, disparage, advocate violence or radicalize.”

Ms. Billingsley said, “We really wanted consistently available information for all religious groups to assure reliable teachings as determined by reliable subject experts.”

But prison chaplains, and groups that minister to prisoners, say that an administration that put stock in religion-based approaches to social problems has effectively blocked prisoners’ access to religious and spiritual materials — all in the name of preventing terrorism.

“It’s swatting a fly with a sledgehammer,” said Mark Earley, president of Prison Fellowship, a Christian group. “There’s no need to get rid of literally hundreds of thousands of books that are fine simply because you have a problem with an isolated book or piece of literature that presents extremism.”

The Bureau of Prisons said it relied on experts to produce lists of up to 150 book titles and 150 multimedia resources for each of 20 religions or religious categories — everything from Bahaism to Yoruba. The lists will be expanded in October, and there will be occasional updates, Ms. Billingsley said. Prayer books and other worship materials are not affected by this process.

The lists are broad, but reveal eccentricities and omissions. There are nine titles by C. S. Lewis, for example, and none from the theologians Reinhold Niebuhr, Karl Barth and Cardinal Avery Dulles, and the influential pastor Robert H. Schuller.

The identities of the bureau’s experts have not been made public, Ms. Billingsley said, but they include chaplains and scholars in seminaries and at the American Academy of Religion. Academy staff members said their organization had met with prison chaplains in the past but was not consulted on this effort, though it is possible that scholars who are academy members were involved.

The bureau has not provided additional money to prisons to buy the books on the lists, so in some prisons, after the shelves were cleared of books not on the lists, few remained.

A chaplain who has worked more than 15 years in the prison system, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he is a bureau employee, said: “At some of the penitentiaries, guys have been studying and reading for 20 years, and now they are told that this material doesn’t meet some kind of criteria. It doesn’t make sense to them. They’re asking, ‘Why are our tapes being taken, why our books being taken?’ ”

Of the lists, he said, “Many of the chaplains I’ve spoken to say these are not the things they would have picked.”

The effort is unnecessary, the chaplain said, because chaplains routinely reject any materials that incite violence or disparage, and donated materials already had to be approved by prison officials. Prisoners can buy religious books, he added, but few have much money to spend.

Religious groups that work with prisoners have privately been writing letters about their concerns to bureau officials. Would it not be simpler, they asked the bureau, to produce a list of forbidden titles? But the bureau did that last year, when it instructed the prisons to remove all materials by nine publishers — some Muslim, some Christian.

The plan to standardize the libraries first became public in May when several inmates, including a Muslim convert, at the Federal Prison Camp in Otisville, N.Y., about 75 miles northwest of Manhattan, filed a lawsuit acting as their own lawyers. Later, lawyers at the New York firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison took on the case pro bono. They refiled it on Aug. 21 in the Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York.

“Otisville had a very extensive library of Jewish religious books, many of them donated,” said David Zwiebel, executive vice president for government and public affairs for Agudath Israel of America, an Orthodox Jewish group. “It was decimated. Three-quarters of the Jewish books were taken off the shelves.”

Mr. Zwiebel asked, “Since when does the government, even with the assistance of chaplains, decide which are the most basic books in terms of religious study and practice?”

The lawsuit raises serious First Amendment concerns, said Douglas Laycock, a professor of law at the University of Michigan Law School, but he added that it was not a slam-dunk case.

“Government does have a legitimate interest to screen out things that tend to incite violence in prisons,” Mr. Laycock said. “But once they say, ‘We’re going to pick 150 good books for your religion, and that’s all you get,’ the criteria has become more than just inciting violence. They’re picking out what is accessible religious teaching for prisoners, and the government can’t do that without a compelling justification. Here the justification is, the government is too busy to look at all the books, so they’re going to make their own preferred list to save a little time, a little money.”

The lists have not been made public by the bureau, but were made available to The Times by a critic of the bureau’s project. In some cases, the lists indicate their authors’ preferences. For example, more than 80 of the 120 titles on the list for Judaism are from the same Orthodox publishing house. A Catholic scholar and an evangelical Christian scholar who looked over some of the lists were baffled at the selections.

Timothy Larsen, who holds the Carolyn and Fred McManis Chair of Christian Thought at Wheaton College, an evangelical school, looked over lists for “Other Christian” and “General Spirituality.”

“There are some well-chosen things in here,” Professor Larsen said. “I’m particularly glad that Dietrich Bonhoeffer is there. If I was in prison I would want to read Dietrich Bonhoeffer.” But he continued, “There’s a lot about it that’s weird.” The lists “show a bias toward evangelical popularism and Calvinism,” he said, and lacked materials from early church fathers, liberal theologians and major Protestant denominations. (My note: the Calvinist materials will be next to go.)

The Rev. Richard P. McBrien, professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame (who edited “The HarperCollins Encyclopedia of Catholicism,” which did make the list), said the Catholic list had some glaring omissions, few spiritual classics and many authors he had never heard of.

“I would be completely sympathetic with Catholic chaplains in federal prisons if they’re complaining that this list is inhibiting,” he said, “because I know they have useful books that are not on this list.”

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Juanita Bynum At Barack HUSSEIN Obama Fundraiser Held By New Age Witch Oprah Winfrey?

Posted by Job on September 7, 2007

I must ask: have you accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior? If not, follow this link: The Three Step Salvation Plan

See it here!
ajc.com/news/content/metro/gwinnett/stories/2007/09/06/bynum_0907.html?cxntlid=homepage_tab_newstab

So here you have a woman raised in and representing Pentecostal/charismatic Christianity speaking at a fundraiser to support the ambitions of one such as Obama who supports abortion, homosexuality, and a number of other abominations? At an event hosted by the best known proponent of the New Age false religion in America (yes, Barbra Streisand, Oprah has surpassed you, and what makes her worse than you is that Oprah promotes mixing New Age and Christianity … after all, she and Barack Obama are both members of the same “church”)? See Is Oprah Winfrey’s New Age “The Secret” The Same As Word – Faith Prosperity? It just shows you that the Bible is true yet again: Amos 3:3 says “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?“ So you supporters of Juanita Bynum and all of these other false preachers when there are so many good hard working legitimate preachers out there … who are YOU walking in agreement with? I will say this: someone who thinks so little of you that they are so bold enough to lie to you on worldwide CHRISTIAN television while knowing full well that her lies will be exposed: Juanita Bynum Lies On TBN! Oh yes, and how that “Christian” TV station TBN just sat back and allowed her to lie like that unchallenged because she is one of their top moneymakers? It is time to stop walking in agreement too. We really do need to consider contacting the legitimate ministries that appear on this network and urge them to stop giving legitimacy – and money – to these people. You would have hoped that they would have done so after Paul Crouch personally endorsed ‘ heretical dual covenant theology: that Islam is just as legitimate as Christianity, but maybe they need some action by the rank and file faithful first. What do you think? And do you think that contacting the legitimate preachers on TBN to ask them to disassociate themselves from these evil people would be effective or worthwhile?

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Juanita Bynum Lies On TBN!

Posted by Job on September 6, 2007

She says “I will not break the covenant” on TBN and talks about how she still loves Thomas Weeks III, because he is a man of God. Unbeknown to the 100% supportive studio audience and the viewing audience (but almost certainly known to TBN, who had set her up with the most favorable interviewer possible), SHE HAD ALREADY AUTHORIZED HER LAWYER TO FILE FOR DIVORCE! Now I believe in exploring all angles, so in the interests of fairness, she could be just keeping that option open and performing due diligence, as divorce petitions can be withdrawn at any time. But that does not change the fact that she totally misled her audience.

What was most amazing was the brazenness of this woman. She KNEW that people who were not her regular audience would be watching – including the media – and that they were going to catch her in a lie. But you know what? She doses not care about being caught in deception. Why? Because she has been deceiving people all these years and still keeps her supporters. If she has been lying all this long and none of her supporters care, why should they start caring now? It is obvious based on the comments on this very weblog that the supporters of Juanita Bynum will continue to be so, and even make railing accusations and “prophecies” of doom against all who speak the truth. I can already predict what defenses I will get. Folks are going to say “I am not breaking the covenant” does not mean “I will not divorce my husband.” While that is true, it ignores that Juanita Bynum has been playing this game for a long time and is very crafty; choosing her words to give herself – and her supporters – a line of defense; plausible deniability, just like lawyer Bill Clinton did when he said “It depends on what the meaning of ‘is’ is.” (Now do not lump me in with those Rush Limbaugh “blame everything on Clinton” types … if anything those people were all in it together … after all both Clinton and his “number one enemy” Newt Gingrich are members of the same Council of Foreign Relations that the owners of TBN as well as many prominent ministers like Rick Warren and TD Jakes are either members of or run with … all committed to the same global agenda. Just do a Google search on “Council on Foreign Relations” and “Center For National Policy” and include the names of Paul Crouch, Rick Warren, TD Jakes, etc. and see what you come up with. But none of that changes the fact that CLINTON WAS LYING THEN AND JUANITA BYNUM IS LYING NOW.)

Yet we will continue to speak the truth, because we serve not man but the Spirit of Truth; the very same God whom people like this – and their supports – mock with their lies and doctrines. But do not worry, God is not mocked! Judgment day is coming. If this whole ugly episode has convinced you of the need to get right with the one true God, follow The Three Step Salvation Plan right now! By the way … thanks to Independent Conservative for the clip, which he used in the original link:

False Teacher Juanita Bynum to Divorce False Teacher Thomas Weeks III

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Christians Intimidated Into Silence

Posted by Job on August 28, 2007

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Intimidated into silence!  This coming Friday, Liveprayer will be 8 years
old.  Every day since Liveprayer started, I have produced a Daily
Devotional.  Other than about a dozen from the first few months, every Daily
Devotional I have written can be found in our “Devotional Archives” on the
Liveprayer.com website.  Eight years, 96 months of writings.  An historical
record of what I have said.  That is important since from the very beginning
I have telling my readers that because we have abandoned the marketplace,
have quit reaching out to the lost and hurting masses outside of the 4 walls
of the church, the opportunity to use the same secular media vehicles the
world uses to propagate the lies of satan that lead men’s souls to hell,
will soon be impossible for Christians to use to bring people God’s Truth
and the hope of Jesus Christ!  The very small window that was left is now
virtually closed and will never be reopened!

The secular networks will never support and endorse any program that is
preaching the pure Truth of the Bible, bringing a Biblical worldview to
their viewers.  They do, however, fill their programming with every kind of
sin you can imagine and clearly support a view of the world and life in
complete rebellion to the Bible and the Christian Faith.  Of course, they
are in the entertainment business, not the ministry.  However, the
entertainment they feed on their airwaves has a foundation of sin and
rebellion to God, His Truth, and a faith in Jesus Christ.  They are open to
dealing with “spiritual issues,” but from a New Age viewpoint, not from the
Bible.  The only way to access their airwaves is to buy time in those few
hours a day they designate for PAID PROGRAMMING, which is usually sold to
infomercial companies.

The few Christian programs that do pay to be on secular stations usually buy
time on Sunday morning or between 2am-6am to troll for Christian viewers.
These programs are the exact same programs these ministries air on Christian
television, geared strictly for a Christian audience except for local
churches who broadcast their Sunday morning worship service.  When I started
the Liveprayer TV program I knew to attract a non-Christian audience it had
to be a different type of program from the standard preaching/teaching
programs, geared to non-Christians, and have a similar feel to the secular
programs it would compete against without compromising the Truth of the
Bible.

Thus was birthed the Liveprayer TV program back on March 3, 2003 on the CBS
owned UPN (now CW) affiliate in Tampa, Florida, the #!2 TV market in the
nation.  “Live” every Monday thru Friday from 1-2 a.m. following the last
network program.  I would simply deal with the current issues in the world
and people’s lives from a Biblical worldview, take calls from the viewers to
debate them, answer their questions, counsel or pray for them, and just love
people who were hurting, struggling with life, and give them a word of
encouragement and the greatest gift of all…hope!

As of last Friday, for 1,170 nights, except for 2 nights when the studio was
closed due to the hurricanes we had in 2005, and 2 nights I was out of town
and couldn’t get back due to weather, I have been in my chair to share God’s
Truth with the viewers and minister to them.  In addition to being on the
CBS owned station all that time, for 52 weeks (July 2005-June 2006) the
program was up on satellite and also seen live on the ABC owned stations in
Miami, West Palm Beach, and Jacksonville, and the WB affiliate in Ft. Myers.
For 10 weeks in 2006 the program was also seen nationwide on the “i”
Network.

During this time, millions of people across the nation and around the world
via the Liveprayer.com website have seen the program.  Over 10,000 people we
know of have made the decision to accept Jesus Christ as their personal
Savior by faith.  We have taken over 12,000 phone calls from viewers,
responded to over 3 1/2 million emails for prayer, and have over 30,000
praise reports archived from people who took the time to emails us back and
tell us how God moved in their life.  What we have done is use the secular
media to bring the unadulterated Truth of God’s Word into people’s lives who
for the most part don’t go to church, don’t read the Bible, aren’t
Christians, and see their lives transformed by the power of God.  The hunger
is out there, but so are those who hate God, reject the Bible as Truth,
don’t believe in Jesus, and want to silence the Truth from being told!

You can only imagine the outrage by people who are in bondage to a sin like
homosexuality when I had the audacity to share that the Bible calls their
choice a sin.  You can only imagine the outrage by people who have chosen to
put their faith in the false gods of the world, follow the cults and false
religions that are out there, when I had the audacity to look them in the
eye and tell them they are following a lie to the fires of hell.  You can
only imagine the outrage by people who don’t want to be held accountable by
God or anyone, when I would sit there night after night and tell them that
Absolute Truth does exist and that they are free to believe and do whatever
they want, but there will be consequences for  their choices.  Forty years
ago, there would not have been the outrage from someone preaching a
Biblically based message.  There is today!

Each night we get many hateful emails, every month several death threats are
received by email, letter and phone.  The drive to take this program off the
air started virtually after the first program and has never stopped.  For
CBS, we were a paying client.  We pay them nearly $400,000 a year in air
time and product costs.  The station managers over the years took the
position that we had what some considered “controversial content,” but so
did many programs and that is why they put up the disclaimers before and
after our telecast.  Liveprayer was a good customer and the people who
didn’t like the program didn’t have to watch.  They also knew that I was a
broadcast professional and that I would never do anything to violate FCC
regulations and that we did  tremendous good in the community and in many
lives through the program.

More vocal than even the numerous homosexual groups, Scientologists,
Mormons, and atheists who have been trying to take us off was CAIR, the
Council on American Islamic Relations.  CAIR, who is currently listed as an
unindicted co-conspirator in a Dallas trial involving a terrorist fund
raising operation, is viewed by much of the mainstream media as a Muslim
version of the American Civil Liberties Union instead of the face of the
radical Islamic movement that it has been proven to be since its inception
here in the United States.   CAIR believes that free speech ends when
someone tells the truth about Islam.  Sadly, CBS caved into the intimidation
tactics by CAIR and told us they would be taking our program off the air on
September 11th.  9/11, an interesting date.  You can read more about this
radical Islamic group at:   http://www.anti-cair-net.org/

However, God always has a ram in the bush.  Six months ago, we had begun
developing a new morning program on a competing network in the Tampa market
to reach that “morning prime” audience.  The program would be a bit
different, since it would feature secular guests each morning from the local
Tampa Bay community.  People from the area attractions, restaurants, sports
teams, business and political communities, to deal with the issues in this
area.  That would help us to attract a more secular audience which would
also be hearing the news and events in the world from a Biblical worldview.
We would continue to take some phone calls each day, counsel people, and
share with the audience the Truth of God’s Word and the hope we have in
Jesus.

Over this past weekend, I pressed for a meeting to see if we could salvage
the program.  Out of love and concern for the thousands of people who depend
on the Liveprayer program to be there each night, I met with management
Monday morning, but it was clear the content of the program would be an
ongoing issue for them.   So even though we could stay on CBS until 9/11, we
chose to have our final program on Friday, August 31, the 8 year anniversary
of Liveprayer, and will debut the new morning program “Liveprayer AM,” the
following Monday at 7:30 a.m.  ISN’T GOD GOOD!!!

I love you and care about you so much.   My message for you today is simply
this.  Don’t ever let anyone or anything silence you from telling people the
Truth.  The Truth of God’s Word is all we have.  It is our only message.  I
realize that we will not have much longer before there won’t be any secular
venues left to bring forth the Gospel, but as long as there is one, I will
be there.  The better percentage of two full generations don’t go to church,
don’t read the Bible, and unless they come to know Jesus as their Savior
will die and go to hell.  WE MUST REACH THESE PEOPLE, AND TO DO THAT, WE
HAVE TO INVADE THEIR LIVES WHERE THEY LIVE!!!

Towards that end, we still have a small window to get the night program back
on nationwide on the “i” Network.  I have an option that expires this Friday
to be back on Monday, October 1, “live” every Monday-Friday from Midnight -1
a.m. EDT reaching 90 million of the 100 million TV households in the nation.
I told you last year how critical it was to get the program on and keep it
on, since once the window closes it will be closed for good.  We are
feverishly working on several situations to make that happen, so please
pray.  We need $3 million to cover our first 3 months on the air, after
that, we have our in-house sales team now in place that can secure enough
advertising to keep the program going long term.  If God is speaking to you
about this, contact me and let’s chat.  There isn’t much time left to be
able to bring a true Biblical message to the marketplace using the secular
media, we must take advantage of the time we do have.  THE ETERNAL SOULS OF
PEOPLE, YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE AT STAKE!!!

Thank you for all of your love and prayers, for your concern, and for your
support.  It has been a wild few weeks, with several more ahead, but God is
good.  I told my attorney the other night that CBS by cowering to CAIR might
have just helped execute me.  The international wire services are reporting
that I am some anti-Muslim extremist who is inciting violence against
Muslims.  This has caused a rash of death threats and no doubt, made me a
marked man in the Muslim world.  The sad reality is, I am only interested in
saving their souls, it is Islam that is about killing those who oppose them.
But God is good and I will keep pressing on towards the prize.  I know where
my home is and I also know that as long as God has work for me to do He will
have his legions watching over me.

Tomorrow is promised to none of us.  Every second someone is dying and going
to hell, someone that could have been saved if they had been told about
Jesus and His love for them.  That is what drives me each second of each
day, to keep telling all that I can about our wonderful Savior who loves
them, died for their sins, so that they could  be forgiven and have the
assurance of heaven.  That is the Gospel message and we can’t let ourselves
be  intimidated into silence!

Many people ask me why I keep fighting so hard each day, go through all I do
each day.  Some get upset that I ask people to support God’s work here.  I
don’t play mind games with you, I don’t take passages of the Bible out of
context to try and manipulate you.  I don’t bribe you with gifts to send
Liveprayer money.   I simply tell you what our needs are and ask you to pray
about helping me to do the work God has called us to do.  Not everyone is
called to be physically on the front lines like I am.  Some go to the front
lines through their prayers and through their giving.  A war can’t be fought
without money and some are called to help finance the war!  The reason I put
myself out there, the reason I beg you to help me, is because of people who
send me emails like this:

“Dear Pastor Bill, Without your inspiration and constant presence in my life
over the past two years, I have no doubt that I would NEVER have developed
the frame of mind or sense of hope and optimism to even try to get out of
bed and function again.  In addition to the thyroid cancer you know about, I
was struck by lightning in 1988 and it severely damaged my nervous system
and broke my spine completely.  It is a miracle I can walk at all!  Last
year I had three small heart attacks followed by strokes, and now I have
been diagnosed with COPD and emphysema.  Given all that plus a 60 mile an
hour motorcycle accident and 4 serious car accidents over the past 20 years,
I truly believe you when you say that God still has work for me to do.
Otherwise I would simply have died.  I had given up any thought of ever
being a “productive” member of society again, considering that magnitude of
physical and mental adversities I was faced with.  But you inspired me to
keep going, to get out of bed and try to walk tall in the light of the day
again.  I can never thank you enough!”

In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,
Bill Keller

If I can help you in any way you can contact me through my personal email at:
bkeller@liveprayer.com

***ARE YOU 100% CERTAIN WHERE YOU WILL SPEND ETERNITY?  The fact is you will die one day.  At that moment, you will either spend eternity with the Lord or
be cast into everlasting darkness forever separated from God your creator. 
To know for certain you will be forever with Jesus, go to:
liveprayer.com/bdy_salvatn.cfm

***I am excited to let you know that the Liveprayer Daily Devotional is now
available via AUDIO each day.  Simply go to liveprayer.com/Audio.cfm
Also, you can now listen to the Daily Devotional by phone by calling, 1-845-510-2722

(C) Copyright 2007, Bill Keller Ministries. All rights reserved

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Do You Preach To The Choir Or To The Lost?

Posted by Job on August 24, 2007

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The difference between preaching to the choir and reaching the lost masses
outside the four walls of the church. I spent the first 3 years of my
ministry preaching in over 500 churches all over the country. It was a
wonderful time in my life, but deep inside I knew something was missing.
I’ll never forget laying in a hotel bed in Peoria, Illinois after a great
service that evening in a large Assemblies of God Church. Many people came
forward at the invitation that evening and accepted Christ into their heart
and life by faith, but the Holy Spirit opened my spiritual eyes and told me
that the masses who needed to hear about the hope we have in Jesus the most
weren’t sitting in the pews of that church. They were the ones living
outside those four walls!

Let me share a question with you I get all the time during the many media
interviews I do. It is a GREAT QUESTION that comes from reporters who aren’t
Believers. They ask me why are there more churches, more ministries, more
Christian resources, more Christian media, than ever before in the history
of Christendom, yet at the same time our culture and the world around us is
in a spiritual freefall, the better percentage of two full generations don’t
even go to church, and Christianity has very little impact in the daily
lives of the vast majority of people. It seems to be quite a paradox doesn’t
it? With all the churches and Christian influence that exists today, this
should be a far better world.

I respond to their question by telling them the answer is quite simple. The
above phenomena exists because we preach to the choir instead of reaching
out to those who need the message the most. We have retreated into this
incestuous place I call the “Christian trough” where the churches and most
all Christian ministries live and operate. It is this Christian subculture
that has evolved over the past 40 years that consists of the church,
Christian TV and radio, Christian publishing, Christian music, and all of
the various para-chruch ministries. It targets Believers with their message,
not those outside the four walls of the church, since people who are already
Christians will be friendly to the message, buy what they sell, go to
events, and donate their money.

Make no mistake about it, it is business, and BIG business. Billions of
dollars a year! Everyone talks about “reaching the lost,” but the reality is
they all end up simply preaching to the choir because that is where the
money is at! Let me give you a great example. A little over a year ago, I
was in the office of a gentleman who God has richly blessed financially.
Money is relevant and this is a man ho could write a check for $100,000
without blinking an eye. After sharing with him what God was doing at
Liveprayer and asking for him to help us financially, he told me that he
couldn’t help me right now because he had just agreed to head up the finance
team to bring a well-known evangelist to Tampa. He shared that he was
responsible for raising $2.3 million dollars for this 2-day event and that
the evangelist would only agree to come after the money was in the bank.
(Who needs faith to follow this plan?)

Knowing others who were involved in the organization of this event, they
spent over a year getting hundreds of the area churches to get their people
to come to the event. So ultimately it was a couple of services with apx
100,000 people from area churches. Listen, I pray that many hearts and lives
were touched and impacted during those two days. I have no doubt there were
souls saved, and praise God for that. But the point I want to make is that
this is how it works in the world of Christian business. Big names who won’t
even come until they are guaranteed to make so much money. Big events that
are called “evangelistic,” but are full of people who have been recruited to
come from the area churches.

Do you want the perfect contrast? What we are doing for 12 days at the
Florida State Fair next year! For less than $50,000, we will be a title
sponsor and have a major presence with the 5,000 square foot “Liveprayer
Gospel Tent” in the heart of the State Fair that will have 600,000 people in
attendance. Are those people coming to see Liveprayer? No. Most haven’t got
a clue Liveprayer even exists. However, we will be there, boldly and visibly
letting people know that if they are hurting, going through problems in
their life, there is a place to come and find help and hope. We will be
praying for people, no doubt leading many to faith in Christ, and most every
person who comes to the State Fair will have one of our brightly colored
flyers with the Plan of Salvation on it!

THAT IS WHAT THE DIFFERENCE IS BETWEEN PREACHING TO THE CHOIR AND REACHING
OUT TO THE LOST MASSES OUTSIDE THE FOUR WALLS OF THE CHURCH!

I love you and care about you so much. In 2007, this is so critical. If we
are going to truly impact lives, make a real difference in our culture so
God is honored and Biblical Truth becomes the standard once again in this
nation, then the followers of Jesus Christ have got to leave the “Christian
trough” and quit simply preaching to the choir and start making a serious
attempt to reach the lost and hurting masses outside the four walls of the
church! We’ve got to quit worrying about how much money we can make, and
start focusing instead on how many souls we can lead to faith in Christ! We
have got to quit wasting our time and effort reaching people who are already
saved, and start reaching out to those who are clearly lost!

A true evangelist is better off preaching to 20 outside the doors of a
nightclub than a stadium full of people from the local churches. Of course,
the 20 people outside the nightclub aren’t going to buy your products or
give you any money, they probably won’t applaud your message, as a matter of
fact they may even physically attack you because of your message. But at
some point what do we do this for? For fame? For fortune? Or do we do this
because God has called us to reach the lost with the Gospel?

If you have been called to serve the Lord, now is the time to start serving
Him. There is a lost and dying world outside the four walls of the church
that desperately needs God’s Truth and the hope we have in Jesus Christ. God
needs men and women to rise up in these last days who will take His message
of hope to these lost and hurting souls. Paul could have had a nice life
simply preaching to those Believers in the churches of his day. But he
understood that it was the lost who needed to hear the Gospel, since without
Jesus they were going to die and spend eternity in hell. He literally put
his life on the line each day to bring the Good News to the lost and hurting
even though most didn’t want to hear it!

The cold hard reality is that a person who dies without Jesus is going to
spend eternity in hell. People are dying and going to hell every second. We,
who possess the words of everlasting life have a responsibility to bring
that message of salvation through faith in Christ to these dying souls. Why
do we spend all of our time, energy, and resources telling the saved how to
be saved, when it is the lost who need to hear those words of everlasting
life?

I pray that God will stir your heart today and that you will be motivated to
remember that Jesus commanded us to bring the Gospel to those who are living
without the hope of Christ in their life. God has raised up pastors to
shepherd their flocks. True evangelists aren’t called to preach to the
choir, but to bring the Gospel to the lost and hurting OUTSIDE the four
walls of the church!

In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,
Bill Keller

If I can help you in any way you can contact me through my personal email at:
bkeller@liveprayer.com

***ARE YOU 100% CERTAIN WHERE YOU WILL SPEND ETERNITY?  The fact is you will die one day.  At that moment, you will either spend eternity with the Lord or
be cast into everlasting darkness forever separated from God your creator. 
To know for certain you will be forever with Jesus, go to:
http://www.liveprayer.com/bdy_salvatn.cfm

***I am excited to let you know that the Liveprayer Daily Devotional is now
available via AUDIO each day.  Simply go to http://www.liveprayer.com/Audio.cfm
Also, you can now listen to the Daily Devotional by phone by calling, 1-845-510-2722

(C) Copyright 2007, Bill Keller Ministries. All rights reserved.

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How Hate Crimes Legislation Will Be Used Against Christians

Posted by Job on August 23, 2007

Please click on the link to read the excellent Hate Crimes Legislation Could be Easily Spun into Persecution for Christians article. See an earlier link on this theme as well: Congress Considering Bill That Would Open The Door To Making Preaching Against Homosexuality Illegal! Also, one of the first posts that kicked off this weblog: Here It Comes: The First Law To LEGALLY ENCODE CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION IN AMERICA. There have been other posts on this topic, but silly me forgot to create a “hate crimes” category. Oh well. Though hate crimes laws are also being used against Christians in other countries (it is illegal to say that homosexuality is a sin over the airwaves in Canada and Great Britain) the category https://healtheland.wordpress.com/tag/christian-persecution-america/ should jus tabout cover everything related to that topic on this weblog, as well as give you a picture of how the forces of Satan are working against those who hold the true gospel of Jesus Christ in this country and worldwide. Here are how these things are already being used against Christians in the United Kingdom.

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