China’s ‘Conscience’ Missing in Action

Top Christian lawyer Gao Zhisheng vanishes as government stifles dissent. In 2008, China’s Ministry of Justice named Gao Zhisheng, a brilliant, mostly self-educated man, one of the country’s top ten lawyers, received a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize for his human-rights advocacy work. Then, less than a year later, Gao disappeared when security police... Continue Reading

Survey: Bible interpretation has large generation gap

How different generations of Americans read and interpret the Bible varies greatly according to a new survey by the Christian research firm, the Barna Group. Similarities across age ranges show that a vast majority consider the Bible a sacred text. Also, similar proportions regardless of age subscribe to the polar opposite views that the Bible... Continue Reading

Obama Czar, Sunstein, urges: Abolish marriage

Adviser compares institution to country club membership by Aaron Klein, World Net Daily The U.S. government should abolish its sanctioning of marriage, argued Cass Sunstein, President Obama’s regulatory czar. Sunstein proposed that the concept of marriage should become privatized, with the state only granting civil union contracts to couples wishing to enter into an agreement.... Continue Reading

Meet White House adviser who supports Islamic law

Muslim leader says Dalia Mogahed ‘shares the outlook of Islamists in Egypt, Pakistan’ By Art Moore She describes her role in the Obama administration as a communicator to the president and other public officials of “what it is Muslims want.” But Muslims such as Steven Schwartz, a prominent American convert to Islam and ardent critic... Continue Reading

Christians on High Alert Over Hate Crimes Passage

A hate crimes bill sent to President Obama for his signature raises a red flag for Christians. On Oct 22, the U.S. Senate passed a hate crimes bill that Christian leaders have warned for years could greatly infringe on the rights of those who speak to loudly about their religious views. Matt Barber of Liberty... Continue Reading

Gunman prays with clerk before finishing robbery

Police say an armed robber spent nearly 10 minutes on his knees praying with a clerk at an Indianapolis check-cashing business before fleeing with $20 from the register. Security video from the Advance America branch clearly showed the man’s face during the stickup Monday, and a 23-year-old surrendered Tuesday on a preliminary charge of robbery.... Continue Reading

Franklin Graham visits North Korea; meets officials

US evangelist Franklin Graham on Wednesday, Oct 7, 2009, met with North Korea’s foreign minister in a bid to help improve relations between the communist country and the United States, state media said. The talks between Graham and Pak Ui-Chun were held in a “friendly” manner, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said, without... Continue Reading

Christians Upset over Marge Simpson’s Playboy Debut

By: T.W. Burger The issue of Playboy magazine that will start hitting newsstands Friday (Oct. 16) bears an image of a semi-nude Marge Simpson, the cartoon matriarch of “The Simpsons.” The ploy is in part a tribute to the Fox Broadcasting Company show, which at 20 years is one of the longest-running television shows in... Continue Reading

Movie-theater church loses Union Station spot

It began with an unusual proposition — holding church at Union Station’s movie theater — but after 13 years of meeting, praising and preaching every Sunday at the multiplex, National Community Church has lost its home. The train station’s Phoenix Theatres were closed Oct. 12, and with them went the church’s innovative sanctuary, which over... Continue Reading

New Jersey Gov. Donated $90,000 to Political Pastor

By: Josh Margolin and Claire Heininger TRENTON, N.J. A politically connected New Jersey pastor received almost $90,000 in donations last year from incumbent Gov. Jon Corzine, who is running for re-election. The Rev. Reginald Jackson, who last week announced he was throwing his coveted support to Corzine, received $87,000 in donations from the multimillionaire governor... Continue Reading