Where is the reporting of Christian massacres around the world?

 

Judge Jeanne got ripped off our TV screen this week because she raised a question about a Muslim head covering worn by a Muslim Congresswoman. That made headline news. Meanwhile, Christians are being slaughtered world-wide without so much of a note on any major news source. Why?

 

Basra Armenian Church
The Armenian Church in Basra, Iraq, dates from 1736 but has been rebuilt three times.

As a result of the lack of media coverage, the vast majority of Americans do not know that “4,136 Christians were killed for faith-related reasons” last year.

That number breaks down to an average of 11 per day.

In Nigeria, more than 120 Christians have been gunned down or killed with machetes over the past three weeks, but Breitbart was the only big media outlet to report on it…

As Breitbart News alone reported among major news outlets, Fulani jihadists racked up a death toll of over 120 Christians over the past three weeks in central Nigeria, employing machetes and gunfire to slaughter men, women, and children, burning down over 140 houses, destroying property, and spreading terror.

The New York Times did not place this story on the front page; in fact, they did not cover it at all. Apparently, when assessing “all the news that’s fit to print,” the massacre of African Christians did not measure up. The same can be said for the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, the Detroit Free Press, the LA Times, and every other major paper in the United States.

But they aren’t stopping there.  Bibles are being burned, and any churches that do not “cooperate” with Chinese officials are being either shut down or destroyed.  Earlier in 2019, one of the largest megachurches in the entire country was literally blown to pieces with dynamite

And of course Breitbart is not exactly “mainstream” media.

So why won’t anyone else report on this?

And this isn’t the first time this has happened.  Last June, twelve entire Christian villages in central Nigeria were completely wiped out

In only days, a dozen villages in Nigeria’s Plateau state were wiped out. The affected communities surround the city of Jos—known as the epicenter of Christianity in northern Nigeria’s Middle Belt.

As many as 200 Christians had been killed, however, some residents fear the death toll may be even higher, as more bodies are yet to be recovered, while others were burned beyond recognition. On Sunday, 75 of the victims were buried in a mass grave.

I’ll bet that most of you had not heard about that until now.

On the other side of the world, 20 innocent people were slaughtered when Muslim radicals bombed a Roman Catholic cathedral in January

On January 27, Muslim extremists bombed a Roman Catholic cathedral on the Philippine island of Jolo, killing some 20 people and injuring dozens of others.

Once again, this is yet another mass killing that was almost entirely ignored by the mainstream media.

Is the anti-Christian bias among the mainstream media so strong that they can’t even bring themselves to report the basic facts to us?

Over in China, the persecution of Christians has reached a frightening crescendo.  Recently, officials have been going house to house and replacing pictures of Jesus Christ “with pictures of dictator Mao Zedong and/or China’s current authoritarian president, Xi Jinping”

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) continues to harass and persecute Christians and, in recent months, has taken to removing pictures of Jesus Christ from inside homes and replacing them with pictures of dictator Mao Zedong and/or China’s current authoritarian president, Xi Jinping.

In addition, Communist officials have removed Christian symbols and phrases on the outside of homes and replaced them with phrases praising socialist materialism.

Chinese authorities blew up a well-known Christian megachurch earlier this year, inflaming long-standing tensions between religious groups and the Communist Party.

Witnesses and overseas activists said the paramilitary People’s Armed Police used dynamite and excavators to destroy the Golden Lampstand Church, which has a congregation of more than 50,000, in the city of Linfen in Shanxi province.

So far in 2019, there have been 453 Islamic terror attacks in which 1,956 people have been murdered.  But you will never hear those numbers from the mainstream media.

Instead, when the mainstream media talks about Bible-believing Christians it is almost always an attack story.  As a recent Breitbart article aptly observed, having “an anti-Christian bias” has become “the last acceptable prejudice”…

How much mileage can be gained from Muslims murdering Christians, when Christians in America are often seen as an obstacle to the “progress” desired by liberals? The left sees Christians in the United States as part of the problem and seeks to undermine their credibility and influence at every turn rather than emboldening them.

Anti-Christian bias has been rightly called “the last acceptable prejudice,” one that few bother condemning.

More over at Zero Hedge

 

Sunday Respite – Rosa Mystica

 

For this week I chose Michel Pepe – Rosa Mystica. Wishing everyone a wonderful day as we are finally moving ever closer to a “real” Spring here.
Eastertide
Eastertide is the period of fifty (50) days from Easter Sunday to Pentecost Sunday.  Each Sunday during this season of Eastertide is treated as a Sunday of Easter. They are named accordingly: Second Sunday of Easter, Third Sunday of Easter, Fourth Sunday of Easter and so forth until the Seventh Sunday which is named “Pentecost Sunday.”

 

 

 

Holy Saturday – “Could We Start Again Please”

 

For Holy Saturday I have chosen a song from Jesus Christ Super Star. I have read that the show will be shown on Sunday evening at 8pm Eastern time. Not sure if it is the original or if the show has been redone.

 

Maundy Thursday – ‘Stay with me’

 

A day for reflection.

Jesus Prays at Gethsemane

40Then Jesus returnedto the disciples and found them sleeping. “- Were you not able to keep watch with Me for one hour? He askedPeter. 41“Watch and pray so that you will not enter into temptation. For the spirit is willing, but the body is weak.”…

 

Stay With Me-Taize

Sunday Respite – Welcome to Spring

 

This week we celebrate on March 20 the Spring Equinox. For my Sunday Respite I chose “The Meaning of of the Spring Equinox.”  The notes say “An inspiring journey, set to beautiful music, into the history and current significance of the Spring Equinox”

I invite you to explore a relationship with the Christian tradition and many ancient and present religions, and their commonality. Among the Roman Catholic church and Protestant denominations, Easter Sunday falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon after MARCH-20, the nominal date of the Spring Equinox.

I offer you this video when you have some time for self-reflection.

Belsebuub & Angela Pritchard from Belsebuub expand upon the symbolic and spiritual significance of this time.

“…Throughout the world, the spring equinox is a time of great confrontation between the forces of darkness and light, in the death and resurrection of the central deities of sacred teachings throughout the world.

“It symbolizes what an initiate goes through in a definitive and important stage of self-realization, where the struggle between darkness and light creates the opposition needed to attain immortality. This is symbolized by the dark half of the year on one side of the spring equinox sun, and the light half of the year on the other…

 

Happy Easter! He has Risen!

He had risen indeed! Wishing everyone a wonderful day.

Sunday Respite – The meaning of the Spring Equinox

This week we celebrated the Spring Equinox. For my Sunday Respite I chose “The Meaning of of the Spring Equinox.”  The notes say “An inspiring journey, set to beautiful music, into the history and current significance of the Spring Equinox”

I invite you to explore a relationship with the Christian tradition and many ancient and present religions, and their commonality. Among the Roman Catholic church and Protestant denominations, Easter Sunday falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon after MARCH-20, the nominal date of the Spring Equinox.

I offer you this video when you have some time for self-reflection, and then the links below for your consideration.

Belsebuub & Angela Pritchard from Belsebuub expand upon the symbolic and spiritual significance of this time.

“…Throughout the world, the spring equinox is a time of great confrontation between the forces of darkness and light, in the death and resurrection of the central deities of sacred teachings throughout the world.

“It symbolizes what an initiate goes through in a definitive and important stage of self-realization, where the struggle between darkness and light creates the opposition needed to attain immortality. This is symbolized by the dark half of the year on one side of the spring equinox sun, and the light half of the year on the other…

Church Leaders denounce Trump’s plan to favor Christian refugees

Forget that only a handful of Christians have been permitted refugees status while hordes in the millions have flooded Europe, mostly male. Forget that Christians are the most persecuted minority with horrendous stories of torture and murder. So where are our Christian church leaders in this? According to the New York Times, ‘outrage’ at Trump’s plan to save them. I can believe it. Many churches have become nothing more than indoctrination hubs for  progressivism. Here tis:

christiansThe executive order he signed on Friday gives preference to refugees who belong to a religious minority in their country, and have been persecuted for their religion.

But if Mr. Trump had hoped for Christian leaders to break out in cheers, that is, for the most part, not what he has heard so far.

A broad array of clergy members has strongly denounced Mr. Trump’s order as discriminatory, misguided and inhumane. Outrage has also come from some of the evangelical, Roman Catholic and mainline Protestant leaders who represent the churches most active in trying to aid persecuted Christians.

By giving preference to Christians over Muslims, religious leaders have said the executive order pits one faith against another. By barring any refugees from entering the United States for nearly four months, it leaves people to suffer longer in camps, and prevents families from reuniting.

Also, many religious leaders have said that putting an indefinite freeze on refugees from Syria, and cutting the total number of refugees admitted this year by 60,000, shuts the door to those most in need.

“We believe in assisting all, regardless of their religious beliefs,” said Bishop Joe S. Vásquez, the chairman of the committee on migration for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

More at  New York Times and well worth the full read.

Thought police out to destroy T.V. Christian couple Chip and Joanna on H.& G.

I happen to enjoy watching this nice couple that has a very popular program on H. and G. They fix houses Yes, a normal couple. No, not five wives, not 500 lbs, not some sort of bizarre behavior with tons of problems. BUT they are Christian. The media managed to knock off one H and G show because the guys were Christian and didn’t support gay marriage. Off with their heads. This couple is saying nothing. But their church? Here is the story:

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I only know two things about Chip and Joanna Gaines: 1) My mom is obsessed with their HGTV show, and 2) Chip is a big doofus and apparently the luckiest man alive. Home-renovation shows aren’t really my thing, but they seem like a nice couple and they do nice things for people. Look up the word “nice” in the dictionary and you’ll see a picture of those two, surprising you with how wonderfully they’ve renovated it.

But they’re also devout Christians. So, of course, they must be destroyed. Kate Aurthur at BuzzFeed has the grim, socially unjust details:

Their church, Antioch Community Church, is a nondenominational, evangelical, mission-based megachurch. And their pastor, Jimmy Seibert, who described the Gaineses as “dear friends” in a recent video, takes a hard line against same-sex marriage and promotes converting LGBT people into being straight.

So are the Gaineses against same-sex marriage? And would they ever feature a same-sex couple on the show, as have HGTV’s House Hunters and Property Brothers? Emails to Brock Murphy, the public relations director at their company, Magnolia, were not returned. Nor were emails and calls to HGTV’s PR department.

Well, Chip and Joanna have the right to their religious beliefs. And if you don’t like those religious beliefs, you don’t have to watch their show or otherwise support them financially. People like Kate Aurthur and all the other miserable creeps at BuzzFeed can keep finding ways to turn Americans against each other, and the Democrats can keep losing elections and wondering what the hell happened. It works out fine for everybody.

Read more: at Daily Caller

Obama’s presser says slaughter in Iraq due to no ‘kowtowing’ to ISIS

Am I the only one who was stunned at Obama’s presser? His refusal to speak to the slaughter of Christians? I find not a mention.

Obama makes not one statement regarding the genocide going on in Iraq during yesterday’s presser. The word Christian appears not one time. In fact he appeared dismissive. I scoured the internet for the full transcript since I was stunned while watching him, that he makes this statement.

“..seems willing to slaughter people for no rhyme or reason other than they have not kowtowed to them.”

Sir, Christians are refusing to convert to Islam and are being slaughtered for their faith. Rape, tortured, wives sold to who knows who. Kowtowed is not the operative word.

Here are several “highlights’ from the transcript. Again not one word Christian.

Without that progress, extremists like ISIL can continue to prey upon Iraq’s divisions. With that new government in place, Iraqis will be able to unite the country against the threat from ISIL, and they will be able to look forward to increased support, not just from the United States, but from other countries in the region and around the world.

On the other hand, we’ve got a national security interest in making sure our people are protected and in making sure that a savage group that seems willing to slaughter people for no rhyme or reason other than they have not kowtowed to them, that a group like that is contained, because ultimately it can pose a threat to us.

Go to around 12:00 in the clip.

 

Full Transcript: EIN

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