Christians Articles

Obama's 'Shameful' Policy Toward Middle Eastern Christians

8:01 AM, Nov 17, 2015

In his press conference in Turkey on Monday, President Obama called “shameful” the proposals to give special treatment to Christian refugees from the Middle East.  Here’s some of what he said:

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Why Do We Not Save Christians?

They need help, and they have no good place to go
Oct 12, 2015

The Yom Kippur liturgy, just followed in synagogues around the world, repeats several times references to God as one who rescues captives. The central daily Jewish prayer as well refers to God who “supports the fallen, heals the sick, sets captives free.” And throughout Jewish history, the redemption of captives has been considered an important commandment. This is the background to the repeated decisions by the state of Israel to free a hundred or a thousand Arab prisoners in exchange for one single captive Jew.

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Why Do Muslims Get to Ignore the Same Laws Used to Prosecute Christian Businesses?

2:28 PM, Sep 22, 2015

As an addendum to Jonathan Last's piece about the bizarre willingness of liberals rushing to the defense of illiberal Muslims so long as it makes the GOP look bad, BuzzFeed has a nice story up today about a Muslim-American woman embracing her heritage and celebrating Eid. But BuzzFeed's story contains this interesting anecdote about tracking down a halal butcher:

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Cruz to Reporter: 'Do You Have a Personal Animosity Against Christians?'

12:36 PM, May 21, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz had a simple question to a reporter who asked whether he had a "personal animus against gay Americans."

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Obama's Casual Slander of American Christians

2:10 PM, May 14, 2015

Earlier this week, Harvard professor Robert Putnam did a Q&A with Washington Post religion reporter Michelle Boorstein, headlined "Have faith groups been too absent in the fight on poverty?" Here is Putnam's answer to that question:

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Jindal: Christians Being Discriminated Against

11:20 AM, Apr 05, 2015

Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal talked about religious liberty on NBC's Meet the Press this morning:

"Well let me ask you this," Todd said. "Do you agree with some other folks and conservatives that you think Governor Pence and Governor Hutchinson in Arkansas and Indiana have essentially caved too much pressure?"

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An Israeli Priest Defends Israel

The case for Jewish-Christian collaboration.
Dec 01, 2014

Father Gabriel Naddaf, a Greek Orthodox priest in Yafia, near Nazareth, made news in 2012 when he publicly urged Israeli Christians of Arab descent to join the Israel Defense Forces. Since then, he’s become a lightning rod for encouraging Christians to integrate themselves into Israeli society rather than maintain an Arab identity that typically entails hostility to their country. In the United States in recent days, Naddaf spoke to pro-Israel groups, urging Christians to support the Jewish state against anti-Christian, anti-Jewish Islamists throughout the Middle East.

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A Friendship Grown Less Warm

Are evangelicals turning against Israel?
Sep 29, 2014

Senator Ted Cruz’s vigorous defense of Israel at a recent conference for persecuted Middle Eastern Christians in Washington, D.C., provoked jeers from a loud minority in the audience, made up largely of Catholics and Orthodox, many of them from the region or of Middle Eastern background. In June, the Presbyterian Church (USA) voted to divest from three firms doing business with Israel to protest Israeli policies towards Palestinians.

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'The Victorian Roots of Evangelical Zionism'

8:09 AM, Oct 22, 2013

Gertrude Himmelfarb, writing for Mosaic Magazine:

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Among the Evangélicos

For Republicans reaching out to immigrant groups, a glimmer of hope: Protestant Hispanics are genuine swing voters.
Mar 25, 2013

Marietta, Ga.
The 2004 presidential election was the Republican party’s high-water mark with Hispanic voters. George W. Bush received between 40 and 44 percent of the Hispanic vote that year. Bush lost Hispanic Catholics to John Kerry, but he overwhelmingly won Hispanic evangelicals, 69 percent to Kerry’s 29 percent.

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Christian Pro-Israel Group Opposes Hagel

3:26 PM, Jan 07, 2013

The executive director of Christians United for Israel (CUFI), David Brog, responds in a statement to Chuck Hagel's nomination as secretary of defense: 


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Egyptian Christians 'Refuse' to Meet with Hillary Clinton

5:24 PM, Jul 16, 2012

While in Egypt over the last several, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with the Muslim Brotherhood.

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Iran's Revolutionary Guards Cracks Down on Christians

8:50 AM, Jun 13, 2012

As the U.S. and its allies prepare to return to the negotiating table with Iranian representatives, hoping to reach a deal on their nuclear ambitions, the Islamic Republic has significantly ratcheted up its efforts to repress religious minorities in the country.

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Christians United for Israel Hits a Million

11:36 AM, Mar 19, 2012

Christians United for Israel now has a million members, the group run by Pastor John Hagee announced.

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Evangelical Leaders Looking Past South Carolina (Updated)

Will a winnowed field produce a "not-Romney" candidate?
1:20 PM, Jan 14, 2012

The New York Times reports that national conservative Christian leaders are waiting until after the South Carolina primary on January 21 to coalesce around a "not-Romney" Republican candidate. Those leaders are meeting in Texas this weekend to discuss the race. Here's more from the Times:

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Coptic Christians Attacked in Cairo

5:12 PM, Nov 17, 2011

There was another attack on Coptic Christians today as they marched through the Cairo neighborhood of Shoubra.

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The Copts Will Fight

But they won’t win.
4:29 PM, Oct 12, 2011

This past Sunday night, the Egyptian revolution that toppled Hosni Mubarak took another wrong turn when the same army once believed to be “hand in hand” with the people killed 27 Coptic Christians in Cairo and wounded hundreds of others.

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Debunking the Left-Wing Myths About 'Right-Wing, Extremist Christians'

How many mischaracterizations can Peter Beinart make in a single paragraph?
1:55 PM, Jul 25, 2011

Peter Beinart has a doozy of a column up over at the Daily Beast, rather breathlessly titled, "Why Norway Could Happen Here." Since I suspect that Beinart managed to repeat every left-wing myth about the violent tendencies of Christians and conservatives, let's take a look at the key paragraph:

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