Here’s a list of the 980 religious organizations in Texas that solicited Uncle Sam to pay their salaries.

Of the 4.9 million loans approved through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program, 10,682 were religious organizations. They received between $3 billion and $7.5 billion largely through taxpayer money and national debt, according to calculations by OpenTheBooks.com, a nonprofit organization that receives no federal money. Among the 10,682 religious organizations, roughly 980 areRead moreRead more

A tragic turning point for American evangelicals: soliciting Uncle Sam to pay their salaries

Disclaimer: This article primarily focuses on evangelical churches, schools and organizations, pastors and leaders receiving federal money to fund their payrolls. Federal assistance given to small business organizations like religious assisted living centers or healthcare companies is not the same as funding the salaries of missionaries, seminary or church staff, and especially not of pastorsRead moreRead more

‘Sing Hallelujah to the Lord’ Becomes Anthem for Hong Kong Protests [videos]

“Sing Hallelujah to the Lord” has emerged as a rallying cry among protesters, Reuters reports as a way to protect them from authorities. “Religious gatherings can be held without a permit in the financial hub,” it states. Mass protests in Hong Kong over the proposed “Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters” billRead moreRead more

Ilhan Omar, Islamic law and the U.S. Constitution

Central to the controversy surrounding the anti-Semitic and disparaging remarks about Jews and Israel made by the newly elected (some argue, fraudulently) Somali-born Congresswoman from Minnesota, Ilhan Omar, is the distinction between two laws: Islamic law and the U.S. Constitution. It is unlikely that Omar would present a history of making such claims if sheRead moreRead more

The Plight of Egyptian Christians and Islamic Persecution: ‘Forced to Flee in Rivers of Blood’

Egyptian Christians (or Coptic for Egyptian, ie. Coptic Christians or Copts) are facing “unprecedented levels of persecution and suppression,” according to The Open Doors 2018 World Watch List Report. In 2017 more than 200 Copts were driven out of their homes and 128 were killed because of their faith. CBS News describes the plight ofRead moreRead more

Despite Regular Targeting and Imprisonment, Christianity in Iran is Spreading

Christians in Iran are regularly targeted and imprisoned for worshipping and praying in their own homes behind closed doors and windows. Despite ongoing targeted persecution, the mission group Elam Ministries recently revealed that more people in Iran are becoming Christians. Compared to roughly 500 known Christians in 1979 there are approximately 360,000. In 2014 ChristiansRead moreRead more

U.S. Presidents Opened Gates of Hell, Unleashed Demons on Syrian Christians

Aramean advocate and author Johny Messo, who presides over the World Council of Arameans, recently wrote that the destruction of Christian Syrians has been a disastrous consequence of failed U.S. policies. Two presidents in particular, he writes, “opened the gates of hell and unleashed demons on Syria.” He points not only to the exodus of Christians butRead moreRead more

Muslims in Middle East Becoming Christians, Churches Expect Millions of Converts

The Voice Of the Martyrs (Canada division, VOMC) told BosNewsLife that thousands of Muslims are becoming Christians in the Middle East– through the reach of radio broadcasts. VOMC reports that “the church” is growing despite intense persecution in Syria, Iraq, Jordan and other areas of the Middle East. Thousands of Muslims are returning to the faith of theirRead moreRead more

Ex-Muslims Challenge Pope Francis on Islam

Ex-Muslims, who are now Christians, recently challenged Pope Francis in an open letter about his remarks on Islam. They also asked the pope if they should return to Islam and deny their Christian faith based on his remarks. In their letter, “From former Muslims who became Catholics, ‬and their friends,‬‬‬‬ to His Holiness Pope Francis,‬‬ aboutRead moreRead more

GROSS: Amazon and Microsoft Employees Involved in Sex-Trafficking

On the heels of Silicon Valley opposing congressional legislation to clamp down on sex-trafficking, and the controversy of Google’s cultural of sexism, it turns out that two giant technology companies are involved in sex-trafficking after-all: Microsoft and Amazon. According to a recent report published by Newsweek, high ranking officials from Microsoft and Amazon were buying sex from hundredsRead moreRead more