Many have praised the Chinese Communist Party for their ability to reportedly beat the Coronavirus; however, those same organizations often overlook the atrocities committed by the Chinese Communist Party. Government officials in China have ordered that Christians abandon their faith or lose financial aid. According to Bitter Winter, the Chinese economy took a sharp hit…
California Governor Newsom Bans ALL In-Home Bible Fellowship, Church Services, Meetings, Singing, and Church Gatherings
As of July 13th, 2020 ALL indoor Church services have been banned in at least 30 counties, even in-home Bible studies, and fellowship. In other counties, fellowship may be limited to 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is less. Also, singing, chanting, praise, and worship have been banned. However, the exact same order also allows…
The small African nation of Eritrea doesn’t get the attention other heavy persecutors of Christians receive, but it’s been described as one of the worst in the world currently, with hundreds of Christians in prison indefinitely simply for their faith in Jesus Christ.
According to Todd Nettleton from Voice of the Martyrs, there are at least 600 Christians imprisoned in Eritrea. Even more shocking, not a single one of them has been formally charged with a crime nor given a trial or even a lawyer. They’ve “simply disappeared into the prison system.”
Nettleton joined Faithwire recently, and despite the high number of Christians in prison, shared a glimpse of good news. “We received news recently that two Christian prisoners have been released from prison, allowed to leave, allowed to go home,” he said. However, one of those newly released prisoners reportedly had to immediately go into hiding in order to avoid re-arrest.
A giant cross estimated to be at least 1,200 years old has been discovered in the mountains of Pakistan and could include hints of Christianity’s early presence there.
The marble rock cross, weighing three to four tons and spanning seven feet from top to bottom, was found by a team from the University of Baltistan, Skardu in the Himalayan mountains near Baltistan, according to Union of Catholic Asian News.
Researchers discussed the findings at a press conference in mid-June.
Bordered by Afghanistan, Iran, India and China, Pakistan is a majority Muslim country, with more than 96 percent of its citizens practicing Islam.
Caritas Pakistan, a Catholic organization, celebrated the find.
“It is indeed great news for all of us that an ancient cross was found in Skardu,” said Mansha Noor, executive director of Caritas Pakistan. “It shows that Christianity existed in this area and there must be a church and houses of Christians. There are currently no Christian families in that area, but they were once present.
Joe Biden’s statements on the campaign trail continue to raise serious concerns about his stance on basic human rights for all.
From calling the killing of unborn babies in abortions a “right,” to refusing to condemn China’s oppressive one-child policy, the Democrat presidential candidate has shown a blatant disregard for human life.
Now, he is facing criticism for quoting communist dictator Mao Zedong, a former Chinese leader described by the Washington Post as “the biggest mass murderer in the history of the world.”
According to The Federalist, Biden has quoted Mao at least five times recently, including during an online fundraiser Monday.
“We’ve got to get real economic relief into women’s hands now,” Biden said Monday, adding, “Women hold up half the sky.”
According to the report: “Women hold up half the sky” is a quote from Mao, whose philosophy is not worthy of imitation. Some experts estimate that Mao’s communist program killed as many as 65 million Chinese. During his infamous “Great Leap Forward,” an economic plan supposedly designed to bring prosperity, the Chinese people were forced to work in labor communes that resulted in widespread famine. Mao ruled as chairman of the Chinese Communist Party from 1949 until his death in 1976.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee promised Tuesday to do “whatever it takes” to defend unborn babies from a lawsuit filed by several prominent pro-abortion groups.
On Monday, the pro-life Republican signed a broad pro-life law to protect unborn babies from abortions once their heartbeats are detectable, about six weeks of pregnancy. However, a judge blocked the law just 45 minutes later after Planned Parenthood, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Reproductive Rights sued.
Responding to the lawsuit, Lee said he is committed to defending the law in court, the AP reports.
“It’s very important that we defend and protect the lives of every Tennessean, one portion of the most vulnerable being the unborn,” he said Tuesday during a press conference. “That’s why we would make that decision to defend it.”
In answer to a question about legal costs, Lee said they will defend the pro-life law “whatever it takes in court,” according to the report.
Pro-abortion groups were overly anxious to stop Tennessee from saving unborn babies’ lives. They filed the lawsuit in June while the legislation was still a bill, and a judge initially told the groups that their challenge was premature, according to WBIR.
After Lee signed the law, however, a federal judge issued a temporary restraining order blocking the state from enforcing it.
New York City is one of many school systems in the United States set to roll out Black Lives Matter (BLM)-themed lesson plans this fall. According to the NYC Department of Education, teachers will delve into “systemic racism,” police brutality, and white privilege in their classrooms.
North Carolina’s largest school system in Wake County launched a website this summer that provides BLM lessons for teachers to use in classrooms and for parents to use at home. The website, created by the school system’s Office of Equity Affairs, encourages teachers to “address the injustices that exist beyond education by the conversations we have with others, by speaking up when we see hate, by supporting efforts that oppose racism and oppression, and by directly engaging in advocacy work.”
We just celebrated the 244th birthday of the United States. Because of the pandemic and related restrictions, many Americans were unable to celebrate with the festivities and fireworks as they have in previous years.
A cursory thought might be, “I missed the fun of gathering with family and friends.” But maybe the limits placed on July 4 activities, along with the violent protests we have witnessed, will generate deeper reflection. Do we yearn for a renewal of, and a deeper appreciation for, the ideals upon which our country was founded? Although the answer might not be obvious to some, I believe the answer is yes!
Different holidays engender different emotions. For me, the Fourth of July — Independence Day — brings forth pride in my country. The United States was founded on principles of individual rights and freedoms, with the first right being the right to Life.
Are we perfect? Nope. So long as nations are comprised of mere mortals, no nation will be. And we continue to work toward the standards set by those great early leaders. Since our founding, it is no accident that people from all over the world have come here, looking for freedom and opportunity.
AICHUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s military fired missiles from the air and the island’s shore facing China on Thursday in a live-fire exercise to demonstrate its ability to defend against any Chinese invasion.
Assault helicopters launched missiles and fighter jets dropped bombs on targets at sea, while tanks and missile trucks fired from a beach to deter a simulated invading force.
“We want the world to see our determination and efforts to protect our country.” President Tsai Ing-wen said, observing the exercise in a helmet and green military uniform.
The drill was part of a five-day annual exercise that ends Friday.
Shocking: Documents Reveal ‘Critical Race Theory’, ‘Diversity Trainings’ are Spreading Throughout the Federal Government – “Almost Every White Person Contributes to Racism”
Last week, a trove of documents was sent over to an independent researcher by the name of Christopher Rufo. The documents reveal that a dangerous slew of divisive teachings were being issued to several branches of the Federal Government. Further, the “diversity training” called on employees of the Treasury Department, Federal Reserve, FDIC, CFPB, and…
Today, President Donald J. Trump and Attorney General William P. Barr announced significant cases related to Joint Task Force Vulcan (JTFV), an initiative launched in August 2019 aimed at disrupting, dismantling, and ultimately, destroying MS-13.
President Trump and Attorney General Barr announced a number of significant cases associated with JTFV, including the first time an MS-13 member has been charged with terrorism-related offenses, a coordinated multi-district takedown of the leadership of the Hollywood clique of MS-13, and the Attorney General’s decision to seek the death penalty against an MS-13 defendant.
“In 2017, the President directed the Department of Justice to go to war against MS-13, and we did just that,” said Attorney General Barr. “In coordination with our partners at the Department of Homeland Security, the Justice Department’s law enforcement components have successfully investigated, charged, and arrested command and control elements of MS-13 responsible for murder. Joint Task Force Vulcan’s operations have significantly degraded MS-13 capabilities. While there is still work to be done, the Department of Justice remains committed to protecting Americans threatened by MS-13, and we will not rest until we have successfully defeated this transnational criminal organization.” Read More.
NEW: A.G Bill Barr announces Dept of Justice will seek death penalty against MS-13 leader involved with killing of Brentwood Teens Kayla Cuevas and Nisa Mickens – Twitter
TV personality Nick Cannon unleashed a racist and anti-Semitic rant in late June on an episode of his podcast “Cannon’s Class,” which he claims is “an academic podcast” designed to host “difficult conversations.”
On the podcast episode in question, Cannon spoke with well-documented anti-Semite Richard Griffin and praised the hateful Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who has been labeled by both the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center as anti-Semitic and anti-gay. Nevertheless, the “Masked Singer” host believes Farrakhan is a “positive,” “powerful,” and “uplifting” man who has been “demonized.”
Nick Cannon says white people are "a little less," "closer to animals," "the true savages," "acting out of a deficiency so the only way they can act is evil." When does he get canceled? pic.twitter.com/vK3TBDW9i8
— Adam Ford (@Adam4d) July 14, 2020
Melanin comes with soul, that we call it soul, we soul brothers and sisters, that’s the melanin that connects us so the people that don’t have it, are, and I’m going to say this carefully, are a little less — and where the term actually comes from, and I’m going to bring it back to Minister Farrakhan, where they may not have the compassion.
When they were sent to the Mountains of Caucasus, they didn’t have the power of the sun. The sun started to deteriorate them. So, they’re acting out of fear, they’re acting out of low self-esteem, they’re acting out of deficiency, so therefore the only way they can act is evil.
They have to rob, steal, rape, kill, and fight in order to survive. So these people who didn’t have what we have — and when I say, ‘we,’ I speak of the melanated [sic] people — they had to be savages, they had to be barbaric, because they’re in these Nordic mountains, they’re in these rough torrential environments, so they’re acting as animals, so they’re the ones closer to animals. They’re the one that are actually the true savages.
Florida Department of Health; Some Labs Have Miscalculations – Hospitals are Incorrectly Reporting Coronavirus Cases Leading too 100% Positivity Rates When the Actual is Drastically Lower
The Coronavirus data is vital to understanding the actual outbreak at large so the government and private entities can appropriately respond to the situation. Some labs in Florida, have massively overstated their positivity rate. Countless labs have reported a 100 percent positivity rate, and in reality, after some investigation, those numbers are drastically lower. Countless…
A cluster of Catholic churches stretching coast-to-coast were targeted over the weekend. Police are now investigating the series of arsons and vandalizations.
“Churches are being burned to the ground,” said controversial right-wing writer and provocateur Mike Cernovich. “Why is this not the biggest story of the day?”
And Sean Feucht, a California-based worship leader and former Republican congressional candidate, asked, “Where’s the outrage?”
The destruction comes after weeks of violent riots and Black Lives Matter protests following the police killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man in Minneapolis. Shaun King, a controversial, radically progressive activist, has called for all images depicting Jesus as a white “European” to be torn down, because they represent “white supremacy” and “racist propaganda.”
It began Saturday at the Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Marion County, Florida, where a 24-year-old assailant drove his vehicle into the place of worship during a morning Mass and poured gasoline in the foyer and set the building on fire before he drove off. He has since been arrested and charged with attempted murder, arson, burglary, and evading arrest.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed a broad pro-life law Monday to protect unborn babies from abortions once their heartbeats are detectable.
A pro-life Republican, Lee celebrated the legislation as a “historic moment” for the state, WBIR News 10 reports.
“Life is precious and everything that is precious is worthy of protecting. We know that in Tennessee and I certainly know that in my heart, which is why we worked so hard together with the legislature to make sure that this piece of legislation got done,” Lee said in a video posted online. “It’s our responsibility to protect the most vulnerable in our community, and certainly the most vulnerable in Tennessee includes the unborn.”
Though the legislation is described as a heartbeat bill, it includes many different measures to protect unborn babies. The law passed the state legislature in June, and pro-life lawmakers said they wrote the bill to withstand a legal challenge.
The heartbeat portion of the bill prohibits abortions once an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable, about six weeks of pregnancy. It also includes other levels of restriction going up from eight weeks to 24 weeks of pregnancy, which would go into effect depending on what a court may strike down, the report states.
The Coronavirus Pandemic May Continue for Another 18-24 Months – Forcing the ‘American way of life to change’
The United States has conducted more testing than any other nation on Earth, and as a result, the true scope of the pandemic has been revealed within our borders. Experts claim that the virus will last anywhere between 18 and 24 months. The U.S. is in focus as the nation with the highest case numbers…
Kazakhstan denies Chinese government report that country has ‘unknown pneumonia’ outbreak more deadly than Covid-19
Authorities in Kazakhstan have denied a report published by Chinese officials that the country is experiencing an outbreak of “unknown pneumonia” potentially deadlier than the novel coronavirus.
On Thursday, the Chinese Embassy in Kazakhstan issued a warning to citizens living in the Central Asian country that the pneumonia had killed more than 1,700 people.
“Kazakhstani Health Department and other agencies are conducting comparative research and have not defined the nature of the pneumonia virus,” the statement said.
New cases of the unidentified pneumonia have been increasing significantly since mid-June across the country, said the embassy, adding that in some places, authorities are reporting hundreds of new cases a day.
In a statement on Friday, the Kazakhstan health ministry acknowledged the presence of “viral pneumonias of unspecified etiology,” but denied that the outbreak was new or unknown.
A deadly ‘unknown pneumonia’ that has a higher death rate than Covid-19 is understood to have broken out in Kazakhstan, Chinese officials warned.
The Chinese embassy, which quoted local media reports, said Atyrau and Aktobe counties as well as Skymkent city had seen a spike in cases of the illness since mid-June.
Kazakhstan’s Health Ministry said it had recorded more than 32,000 cases of pneumonia and 451 deaths from the illness between June 29 and July 5 alone.
The embassy said the central Asian nation had 1,772 deaths in the first half of the year, including 628 las month – some of whom were Chinese nationals.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday that a second round of stimulus checks should be included in a new coronavirus relief package — that will hopefully be enacted by the end of the month.
Mnuchin made the announcement during an interview with CNBC when he said that the administration is discussing the plan for a fourth coronavirus relief package with congressional leaders.
“We do support another round of economic impact payments,” Mnuchin told the network.
“We’re discussing the criteria with the Senate, and had a productive talk with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.”
China is accused of mass detentions, religious persecution and forced sterilisation of Uighurs and others.
The sanctions target the US-connected financial interests of regional Communist Party boss Chen Quanguo and three other officials.
China denies any mistreatment of Muslims in far-western Xinjiang.
Authorities there are thought to have detained about a million people in re-education camps in recent years. They say “vocational training” is needed to counter radicalism and separatism.
Mr Chen, who sits on the Chinese Communist Party’s powerful Politburo, is the highest-ranking Chinese official ever to be hit by US sanctions, the Trump administration says. He is seen as the architect of Beijing’s policies against minorities, and was previously in charge in Tibet.
The national security law imposed on Hong Kong by Beijing’s rubber-stamp, robotic National People’s Congress is the worst, most dangerous, and most overreaching law I have seen in over 25 years of human rights work. It is an all-out assault on freedom—not just in Hong Kong, but worldwide.
Fast-tracked by Beijing over the course of a month, it shatters the promise that was made to Hong Kong at the handover almost exactly 23 years ago of a “high degree of autonomy” and—in the words of the last British governor of the city, Chris Patten—that “ Hong Kong people are to run Hong Kong..”
CNN’s Don Lemon, who grew up Baptist and attended a Catholic school, wrongly claimed this week that Jesus “admittedly was not perfect” when He was on earth.
“Here’s the thing,” Lemon told fellow CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, who is Catholic. “Jesus Christ — if that’s who you believe in, Jesus Christ — admittedly was not perfect when He was here on this earth.”
Cuomo, despite his own religious beliefs, nodded along approvingly.
“So why are we deifying the founders of this country, many of whom owned slaves, and the Constitution — the original one — they didn’t want, they put slavery in there, that slavery should be abolished because it was the way the king wanted, and then the Congress said, ‘No way,’” Lemon continued.
In 2011, writing about his faith and his sexual orientation, Lemon explained he no longer attends church services but does “believe in a higher power.”
Several Christian leaders responded to the CNN host’s farcical that Jesus was not perfect.
Anthony Fauci on Wednesday told a Wall Street Journal podcast that states experiencing a significant uptick in new coronavirus cases “should seriously look at shutting down.”
The big picture: The comments come as states like Florida, Texas and Arizona have become new hotspots for the virus, with soaring rates of infections and rising deaths.
While those states have taken steps to pause their economic reopenings, like closing down bars, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has said he will not reinstate restrictions or move to again close businesses that have reopened.
What he’s saying: “Any state that is having a serious problem, that state should seriously look at shutting down. It’s not for me to say because each state is different.”
Fauci said he and the White House’s coronavirus task force has been “in contact frequently” with public health officials in those states.
He blamed a “let it rip” mentality on the surge in cases, saying, “We are all in this together. … I’ve been trying to stress that by getting infected or not really caring if you’re getting infected, you will inadvertently infect someone. … So to say that it’s benign is not true.”