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Pregnant Sudanese Woman Meriam Ibrahim Sentenced To Death By Stoning And Hanging For Converting From Islam To Christianity Gets Last Minute Reprieve

June 30, 2014

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Meriam Ibrahim and her husband Daniel 

Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese pregnant woman who was sentenced to death by stoning and hanging for converting to Christianity from Islam, continues to be harass by the local government. After global public outcry demanding she not be put to death and be freed, judges in the Sudanese court stated she may give birth to her child first, then face death by stoning and hanging.

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Meriam Ibrahim, her husband Daniel and their son

As international outcry grew, especially on social networking, where many condemned the actions of the Sudanese court (I called for sanctions against them on Twitter) they relented and freed Ibrahim, only to arrest her once again on false charges they’ve trumped up. Ibrahim was freed again on bail and took refuge in the U.S. embassy in Sudan. Ibrahim’s husband, Daniel, is an American citizen and she should be allowed to be with him in America. If Sudan does not let her go, the government should face serious financial sanctions.

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Meriam Ibrahim and her newborn baby

I am a Christian, have been my whole life and no matter what, will continue in the faith (Christianity). However, I understand others have the right to religious freedom and can practice whatever religion they choose. This should be a right in every nation and one that is not infringed by others, with people being threatened with death over their religion.

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Christian Woman In Pakistan Beaten, Arrested And Sentenced To Death For Drinking From Same Well As Muslim Women

August 31, 2013

Asia Bibi

Asia Bibi, a Christian mother of five, was beaten, arrested and sentenced to death for drinking from the same cup as Muslim women in Pakistan. According to published reports, Muslims consider Christians dirty and unclean “pigs” and “swine” and for Bibi to have drunk water from a well Muslim women used, is considered blasphemy punishable by death.

Protests on behalf of Asia Bibi

The only thing dirty about this incident is the way Bibi has been treated, as though she is subhuman and not deserving of rights. We are all human beings and deserved to be treated properly as such. This type of segregation and scorn has no place in society anywhere in this world.

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Judge Sides With Cheerleaders In Bible Banner Lawsuit

May 31, 2013

Student painting Christian banners for football games

A Texas judge has ruled cheerleaders are allowed to display banners with Bible verses at football games. Initially the school district barred the practice and was sued as a result of their decision. However, a ruling by State District Judge Steven Thomas has struck down the district’s rule, granting students the ability to display the banners, as it is their constitutional right.

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Judge rules for cheerleaders in Bible banner suit

8, 2013 | Updated: May 8, 2013 8:48pm – HOUSTON (AP) — A judge ruled Wednesday that cheerleaders at a Southeast Texas high school can display banners emblazoned with Bible verses at football games. But the ruling might not have settled the issue of whether the banners are protected free speech, according to an attorney for the cheerleaders’ school district.

State District Judge Steven Thomas determined the Kountze High School cheerleaders’ banners are constitutionally permissible. In the ruling, Thomas determined that no law “prohibits cheerleaders from using religious-themed banners at school sporting events.”…

http://www.chron.com

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Liberal Group Seeks To Stifle Religious Freedom At The Pentagon Targeting Christian Soldiers

April 30, 2013

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The liberal organization the Military Religious Freedom Foundation is attempting to suppress free speech at the U.S. Pentagon. The Constitution guarantees free speech, but the organization is targeting Christian soldiers for court martialiing if they speak of their faith in God. This is an abuse of soldiers’ civil rights that is unconstitutional.

Could Christian Chaplains Be Silenced Under Pentagon Rules? Military Policy Bans Religious Proselytizing

April 30th, 2013 at 03:13 PM | – Religious liberty groups have grave concerns after they learned the Pentagon is vetting its guide on religious tolerance with a group that compared Christian evangelism to “rape” and advocated that military personnel who proselytize should be court martialed.

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation is calling on the Air Force to enforce a regulation that they believe calls for the court martial of any service member caught proselytizing.

President Mikey Weinstein and others from his organization met privately with Pentagon officials on April 23. He said U.S. troops who proselytize are guilty of sedition and treason and should be punished – by the hundreds if necessary – to stave off what he called a “tidal wave of fundamentalists.”…

http://www.redstate.com

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Doctor Dismissed For Religious Beliefs

July 31, 2009

 Dr. Sheila Matthews

Dr. Sheila Matthews was removed from an adoption panel, due to her religious beliefs as a Christian, which compelled her not to support gay adoptions. This is clearly a wrongful dismissal and she should fight it.

Christian doctor is axed from panel over failing to back gay adoption

Last updated at 12:51 AM on 20th July 2009 – A doctor has been removed from an adoption panel because she refuses to endorse applications by homosexual couples.

Dr Sheila Matthews, who is a Christian, was told that her beliefs on gay adoption were incompatible with equality legislation and council policies. The paediatrician had asked to be allowed to abstain from voting in cases involving same-sex couples. But that led to her being barred from the panel altogether.

The married mother of one said she had been ‘made to pay for being honest and upholding my personal integrity’. ‘I don’t feel that placing children for adoption with same-sex couples is the best place for them,’ said the 50-year-old doctor.

‘As a Christian, I don’t believe it’s an appropriate lifestyle and I don’t believe the outcomes for children would be as good as if they were placed with heterosexual couples.’

Dr Matthews said men and women brought different skills to parenting, with mothers more nurturing and fathers more challenging. She said children of gay adoptive parents would be more likely to be bullied.

‘Professionally and personally I cannot recommend placement in a same-sex household to be in the best interest of a child, despite what politicians may have legislated for,’ she said…More than 3,200 children were adopted in England last year – 90 by gay couples.

 http://www.dailymail.co.uk

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Nurse Suspended For Praying For Patient

February 28. 2009

Caroline Petrie

A nurse in England, Caroline Petrie, was suspended from her job for offering to pray for a sick patient. When someone offers to pray for you it is a blessing. To reject that is to disrespect God. The nurse did nothing wrong in offering to pray for the patient. I think some people are getting too politically correct and jaded.

Nurse suspended for offering to pray for patient to get better

A Christian nurse has been suspended after offering to pray for the recovery of an elderly patient. Caroline Petrie, 45, was accused of failing to show a commitment to equality and diversity after the incident and is now awaiting the outcome of a disciplinary hearing.

The community nurse who carries out home visits in North Somerset, has been suspended by the primary care trust and could lose her job. The married mother-of-two argues she did not force her beliefs on anyone but simply asked if the woman would like a prayer said for her, as she has done with other patients…

http://www.dailymail.co.uk

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