Iran has just sentenced a Christian convert named Hossein Saketi to a year behind bars, Mohabat News reports.
Saketi was arrested in July and throughout the year was transferred to numerous Iranian prisons and courts.
At one point he was held in solitary confinement for 15 days. During his trial he was charged with Christian evangelism.
American leaders denounced the burning of a Christian leader's library in Tripoli, Lebanon, last Friday night as based on false pretenses and said it's a threat to religious liberty.
"The really bad news is that this is not out of the ordinary," Robert P. George, chair of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), told The Christian Post in an interview on Monday. George emphasized the need to advocate for religious freedom across the world to prevent attacks like this one.
BY MICHAEL GRYBOSKI, CHRISTIAN POST REPORTER
October 30, 2013|6:40 pm
The largest Presbyterian Church (USA) congregation in Texas has voted to leave the mainline denomination over theological differences.
Highland Park Presbyterian Church of Dallas, which has approximately 4,000 members, overwhelmingly approved a resolution recently that would involve the congregation terminating its voluntary affiliation with the PC (USA).
By: MATT BARBER / wnd.com
The religious liberty death spiral continues.
One of the most dangerous and discriminatory pieces of legislation in modern times – the ironically tagged “Employment Non-Discrimination Act,” or ENDA – passed the U.S. Senate on Thursday by a vote of 64-32. Ten Republicans disgracefully joined liberal Democrats in this effort to ultimately outlaw the Judeo-Christian sexual ethic.
According to its leftist proponents, ENDA would merely insulate people who choose to engage in homosexual conduct (sexual orientation) or those who suffer from gender confusion (gender identity) against employment intolerance. In truth, however, this legislation effectively would codify the very thing it purports to combat: workplace discrimination.
BY KATHERINE WEBER, CHRISTIAN POST REPORTER
October 29, 2013|4:24 pm
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul (R) recently spoke to students of Liberty University in Virginia, warning them that advances in abortion, science and technology could result in the practice of eugenics in the future. Paul told the students that Americans must stay true to their values and independence in order to combat the government's dangerous control on its people.
Author Lysa TerKeurst offers hope and encouragement to moms who struggle with feelings of failure and guilt over their parenting mistakes. (Part 2 of 2)
Author Lysa TerKeurst offers hope and encouragement to moms who struggle with feelings of failure and guilt over their parenting mistakes. (Part 1 of 2)
The Rev. Tommy Nelson draws upon the Song of Solomon's rich imagery to convey wise principles about dating and courtship. (Part 2 of 2)
“Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”