Spiritual News – The World’s Most Persecuted Minority: Christians & Persecuted Christians in Syria Testimony – What it means to be a Christian for Jesus Christ GOD

Persecuted Christians in Syria Testimony – What it means to be a Christian for Jesus Christ GOD
Please Pray for our Persecuted Family in Syria and Iraq and around the world.
Last year was the most violent for Christians in modern history, rising to “a level akin to ethnic cleansing,”
More than 7,100 Christians were killed in 2015 for “faith-related reasons,”
The report defines Christian persecution “as any hostility experienced as a result of one’s identification with Christ.” We found this persecution ranging from imprisonment, torture, beheadings and rape to the loss of home and assets, the loss of a job, or even rejection from a community.
Christians are not only caught in the violence of the on-going war in Syria, but are specifically targeted by Islamic extremists for attack, abduction and murder.
Since the start of the civil war, over a million Christians have left Syria. What began as a popular uprising with demands for increased political freedom and economic reform has increasingly developed into a jihad against the Syrian government. The self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) have claimed parts of Syria for their caliphate (Islamic state), and other radical groups such as Jabhat al-Nsura also attack those who don’t conform to their brand of Islam.
Many Christians are attacked, abducted or killed. Christians are often a target for kidnapping as they have a reputation for being wealthy and supporting the regime. One Muslim cleric, Salafi sheikh Yasir al-Ajlawni, declared on YouTube that ‘raping Alawi or Christian women is not contrary to the precepts of Islam’.
The war rages on, but the church in Syria knows that the real battle is not against flesh and blood. “The world uses bombs and rockets. We have a weapon that gives life: the Word of God,”
The apostle Paul is said to have been converted on the road to Damascus, while some Christians from the town of Maaloula can still speak Aramaic, the language of Jesus.
The Fruit of Faith is Repentance and saved people obey the teachings of Jesus Christ.
There is Power in the name of Jesus and at the end of life you will meet God.
Jesus will either be your Savior or your Judge.
Repentance is a sweet surrender. Give God all your problems in Prayer and he will fix them.
Jesus will give you the Strength that you need everyday to follow him. Trust Him!!!
Just Give him 100% of Your Heart And He will not Fail You!
He Promises You in his Holy Bible That he will never leave you nor forsake you.
Jesus wants to have a Personal Relationship with you as you walk with him daily.
Christ is The Savior of the Whole World and God is waiting for you with open arms and ready to forgive you of all your sins.
Call on him before its to late. Amen.
Amen and all the Glory be to God our Loving Father in Heaven.
Jesus Christ is God manifested in the flesh – Jesus says “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am”, (John 13:13). “Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father [God]” (John 14:9). “I and the Father [God] are one” (John 10:30).
Jesus is far more than God’s mere messenger. Jesus Christ is God’s one and only Son (John 3:16-18). Further, He is the Second Person of the Trinity, God incarnate—God Himself (John 1:1,14; 5:18). Jesus claimed to be both “the Lord” and “God”’
No one can deny that Muslims reject the biblical Jesus. Yet it was Jesus Himself who warned all men, “If you do not believe that I am the one I claim to be, you will indeed die in your sins” (John 8:24).

3 Stories of Persecuted Christians keeping their faith in Jesus Christ, even unto death
The Bible clearly states that Christians will be persecuted. It still happens today in many different forms, from as simple as being mocked to as serious as murder. Be that as it may, you should not let persecution discourage you from being a Christian. Accepting Jesus Christ as your Savior is one of the most important things you will do on this Earth. You shouldn’t avoid it just because of the persecution.
Although life may be hard for you at times because you are a Christian, be strong. Christian persecution may not be avoidable, but as Christians, we can endure it.
You can try to get through those trials by reading Bible verses about persecution. Read the scripture on persecution here and try to find peace in your life.
Psalms 9:13 Have mercy on me, O LORD; consider my trouble which I suffer of them that hate me, you that lift me up from the gates of death:
Psalms 119:86 All your commandments are faithful: they persecute me wrongfully; help you me.
Jeremiah 20:11 But the LORD is with me as a mighty terrible one: therefore my persecutors shall stumble, and they shall not prevail: they shall be greatly ashamed; for they shall not prosper: their everlasting confusion shall never be forgotten.
Matthew 5:12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
John 15:18 If the world hate you, you know that it hated me before it hated you.
John 15:20 Remember the word that I said to you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
Romans 8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
1 Corinthians 4:12 And labor, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it:
2 Corinthians 12:10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
1 Thessalonians 3:4 For truly, when we were with you, we told you before that we should suffer tribulation; even as it came to pass, and you know.
2 Timothy 3:12 Yes, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
Hebrews 10:33 Partly, whilst you were made a spectacle both by reproaches and afflictions; and partly, whilst you became companions of them that were so used.
1 Peter 4:12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you:
1 Peter 4:16 Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.
John 15:18 If the world hate you, you know that it hated me before it hated you – Jesus of Nazareth
John 15:20 Remember the word that I said to you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also – Jesus of Nazareth.
The most important reason that Jesus has to be God is that, if He is not God, His death would not have been sufficient to pay the penalty for the sins of the world (1 John 2:2). A created being, which Jesus would be if He were not God, could not pay the infinite penalty required for sin against an infinite God. Only God could pay such an infinite penalty. Only God could take on the sins of the world (2 Corinthians 5:21), die, and be resurrected, proving His victory over sin and death.

The World’s Most Persecuted Minority: Christians
The most persecuted and victimized people in the world today are Christians in the Middle East. The perpetrators of the widespread destruction of that region’s Christian community? Islamists. Middle East expert Raymond Ibrahim lays out the grim details.

RISKING HIS LIFE FOR A BIBLE!
HE COULD STAND THE TORTURE, BUT HE COULDN’T STAND A DAY WITHOUT HIS BIBLE.
He was on the career path to success. He had a good job as an assistant to the Communist Party district leader.
But then he met the Christians and was intrigued by their enthusiastic worship. Later, he met Jesus himself.
Bounchan was so thrilled about his newfound faith that he began to share it freely. But his new allegiance was not welcomed in communist Laos, where loyalty to the party is all-important and ancestors are worshiped as gods.
Bounchan lost his job, his place in the community and, finally, his freedom.
In 1999, he was sentenced to 15 years in prison for telling others about God after authorities had forbidden his evangelical work. While in prison, he was tortured, beaten, starved, locked in stocks and condemned to solitary confinement for weeks.
But for Bounchan, those weren’t the worst punishments. He was cut off from family, friends and anyone who could encourage him when he felt his lowest. Most of all, he craved God’s living Word, the Scriptures that inspired his passion for Jesus. How could he survive prison without it?
Bounchan’s story, as well as the story of God’s sustaining hand through his 13 years in prison, is told in BOUNCHAN, a 5-minute video presentation from The Voice of the Martyrs. This video will open your eyes to the reality of persecution against Christians while moving you to pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters. The Bounchan DVD is part of VOICE OF THE MARTYR’s 2012 IDOP Church Resource Kit.

ISIS vs Christ (RT Documentary)
In early 2015, a small Egyptian village was dealt a cruel blow. ISIS killed 20 men from Al-Ur because they were Christian. Now their families take comfort from their faith as they to come to terms with the loss. The whole community honours the dead as martyrs, Christian and Muslim neighbours alike mourn their deaths and condemn the killers. A few survived and are torn between survivor’s guilt and admiration for the courage shown by their fallen friends. However hard times may be for this village, the community finds solace and pride in how the martyrs’ faith remained strong to the very end.

How to accept Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour

1 Corinthians 15 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
2 by which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
4 and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

Hebrews 6 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,
2 of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
3 And this will we do, if God permit.
4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,
5 and have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,
6 if they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.
7 For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God:
8 but that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.

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Spiritual News – Christians Killed by ISIS: ‘Yeshua Has Always Been with Us’ & Young Indian sunni Muslim encounter with Lord Jesus Christ….Beautiful Testimony

Young Indian sunni Muslim encounter with Lord Jesus Christ….Beautiful Testimony

Malaysia: Christians, Tortured for Their Faith
Gary Lane of CBN News traveled to Kuala Lampur to investigate the government-sanctioned hostility against Christians. In his travels, he observed hidden “purification centers” where many Christians are held. These centers are known to beat and torture Christians.
Many Christians remain in hiding, avoiding the watchful eye of the Malaysian government. If caught, these Christians face severe treatment, beatings, and torture, in an attempt to reconvert them to Islam.
Despite this constant danger, many Christians remain bold, spreading the Gospel to others. Many non-believers are seeking the truth of the Scripture, and are hungry for the Word.
Please pray for Christians in Malaysia: they are in constant danger of harm or death. Remember that they are your brothers and sisters in Christ, and that you are bound with them

Are you ready to die for Jesus like this man? Christians are persecuted in Somalia by Muslims
This man got persecuted for believing in Jesus! There are still a lot of persecution going on in this world because of their faith. Please pray for those who are persecuted for Christ.

Saudi Arabian Christian Woman Killed For Her Faith
Are you a Christian onto death??. It will cost you everything to serve Christ Jesus, but is He worth it?? Take a moment to watch the testimony of a Saudi Arabian Woman who believed that Jesus Christ was indeed worthy!!

Christians Killed by ISIS: ‘Yeshua Has Always Been with Us’
While Americans live with the possibility of another major terrorist attack, others around the world have already faced it head on. Some people have already lost everything while others stood up against the terrorists and gave up their lives

Testimony of Isis converted Christian

Radical Muslim Nearly Joined ISIS But Jesus Saved Her
Meet Chaima. She nearly went to Syria to join ISIS, but Jesus Christ saved her! Please share her testimony! Now Chaima is making disciples for Jesus Christ!!! *CHAIMA IS IN THE DOCUMENTARY “IN HIS FOOTSTEPS”* … here’s the link https://youtu.be/4QK7-0ao1YA

How to accept Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour

1 Corinthians 15 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
2 by which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
4 and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

Hebrews 6 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,
2 of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
3 And this will we do, if God permit.
4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,
5 and have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,
6 if they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.
7 For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God:
8 but that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.

Spiritual News – Christian Families of Beheaded Christians Speak of Their Faith & Muslim meets Jesus in dream and gets marked with an incredible sign for the rest of his life

Muslim meets Jesus in dream and gets marked with an incredible sign for the rest of his life
A Muslim meets Jesus in a dream while on a pilgrimage to Kaaba, Mecca. This event has changed his whole life and wherever he goes, he is marked with this special sign after this mighty meeting! God is truly amazing and works over our wildest imaginasion. Feel free to share this whit friends and family. God Bless You!
Acts 18:9-10
9 And the Lord said to Paul in the night by a vision, “Do not be afraid any longer, but go on speaking and do not be silent.10 For I am with you, and no one is going to attack and harm you, because I have many people in this city.”
All rights of this video goes to Wonderlust Productions, Holy Ghost Reborn. You can buy the full movie at http://holyghostreborn.wpfilm.com/

Muslim Dream of Hell and Jesus
A Muslim, from death to Life, faith in God through Jesus the Christ.

A Mother’s Prayer Brings Muslim to Christ
TawfiQ’s mother never stopped praying that her son would escape the clutches of Islam and find freedom in Jesus.

ISIS Leader Comes to Christ – Leading The Way Testimony
In this real-life account drawn from actual interviews, Leading The Way follow-up team member Peter and former ISIS leader Muhammad share the incredible circumstances that led to Muhammad’s conversion from Islam to Christ. Learn more at http://www.LTW.org

The Christian Broadcasting Network – Unafraid of ISIS, Iraqi Girl’s Faith Beyond Viral
ISIS has brutalized, raped, and murdered thousands. But the unshakeable faith of young Maryam Behnam, who had to flee from the terrorist group, has encouraged Christians in Iraq and around the world.

Revisiting Myriam: the Iraqi Christian girl who forgave Islamic State
11-year-old Myriam from Qaraqosh, Iraq, interviewed in Erbil a year after she first told SAT-7 she forgave IS for driving her family from their hometown. A year later, SAT-7 KIDS presenter Essam paid Myriam a surprise visit

Christian Families of Beheaded Christians Speak of Their Faith
Christian Families of beheaded Christians in the Middle East speak about their faith and their forgiveness of the ISIS/ISIL people who killed their loved ones because they were Christians

How to accept Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour

1 Corinthians 15 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
2 by which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
4 and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

Hebrews 6 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,
2 of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
3 And this will we do, if God permit.
4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,
5 and have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,
6 if they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.
7 For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God:
8 but that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.

Spiritual News – Robert Breaker – The Books of God

Robert Breaker – The Christian’s Fight
Sermon for Sunday, March 26, 2017. This is the 130th sermon preached in English on www.thecloudchurch.org. It was preached by Pastor/Missionary Evangelist Robert Breaker, who shows the Christian’s fight and what it is against.

Robert Breaker – How Do We Know the Bible Is True?
Sermon for Sunday, November 15, 2015. This is the fifty-ninth sermon preached in English on www.thecloudchurch.org . It was preached by Pastor/Missionary Evangelist Robert Breaker, who shows three things that prove the Bible is true.

Robert Breaker – Do You Know the Enemy?
Sermon for Sunday, June 19, 2016. This is the ninetieth sermon preached in English on www.thecloudchurch.org . It was preached by Pastor/Missionary Evangelist Robert Breaker, who asks: “Do You Know the Enemy?” It shows who the true enemies are of Christianity and Peace, and how many MILLIONS of people they have killed in cold blood. (By your FRUITS ye shall know them!)

Robert Breaker – The Books of God
Sermon for Sunday, August 12, 2017. This is the 151st sermon preached in English on www.thecloudchurch.org . It was preached by Pastor/Missionary Evangelist Robert Breaker, who shows what God’s books are.

Just News – The Ugly Truth About Christian Genocide Ezra Levant and Stefan Molyneux

Stefan Molyneux – The Ugly Truth About Christian Genocide | Ezra Levant and Stefan Molyneux

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Christians are being ethnically cleansed throughout the Middle East, but the mainstream media simply isn’t interested in covering this horrific story. Ezra Levant joins Stefan Molyneux to discuss his recent trip to Northern Iraq to visit with Christian refugees, terrorists destroying Christian towns, why Christians cannot go to United Nations refugee camps and what can be done to help save Middle Eastern Christians from this onslaught.
Ezra Levant is a journalist and the founder of TheRebel Media, Canada’s largest independent news network. He is the author of “Shakedown: How Our Government is Undermining Democracy in the Name of Human Rights” and “Trumping Trudeau: How Donald Trump will change Canada even if Justin Trudeau doesn’t know it yet.”
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Just News – #1 Viral Video REMIX Alex Jones Living Meme Explosion

The Bon Iver mashable released by Super Deluxe has been remixed by Infowars.com and Alex Jones just to show the trendies all the documents of everything in the song

Eye Witness To Mass Extermination Of Christians In The Middle East Tells All

Ezra Levant, founder of Rebel Media, joins Alex Jones to discuss how the mainstream media over-hypes the humanitarian crisis of Muslims in the Middle East but covers-up the extermination of Christians.

Lauren Southern – Paris Train Station Overwhelmed With Migrants

Lauren Southern – The Streets of Paris
Just stepped outside my apartment, started filming for 45 minutes and didn’t stop.
*For those who are confused by the point of this video, the point is that France is changing forever due to mass immigration. The people in this video were not speaking French, the women were not wearing their hair in French Braids, they had their head scarves on. When I was driving from the airport I saw people being fed from volunteer aid vans in the Syrian zones and coming up to your cars with signs in Arabic. The posters on the walls and the protesters yelled refugees welcome. Much of what you are looking at is not legal or proper migration and assimilation. France will not be France for long.*

Julius Streicher – Young, Hip and Far Right: Europe’s Youth Reject Multiculturalism

The Alex Jones Channel – Official Infowars-CNN Meme War 20K Winner
The winner of the 20k Trump CNN meme has been sleeted by Paul Jospeh Watson. Congratulations to all that participated you are the resistance.

Spiritual News – Daily Mail – Melania steps up her role as First Lady by leading the Florida crowd in The Lord’s Prayer and lashing out at her critics

Daily Mail – Melania steps up her role as First Lady by leading the Florida crowd in The Lord’s Prayer and lashing out at her critics

Video

First Lady Melania Trump introduced her husband to a crowd in Melbourne in one of her first public appearances since the inauguration, telling the audience ‘I will act in the best interest of all of you’
Mrs Trump opened by reciting The Lord’s Prayer and followed up with a speech denouncing her critics
She wore a stunning Alexander McQueen red dress costing $2,200 and red $600 Louboutin pumps
By AFP and KAILEEN GAUL FOR DAILYMAIL.COM PUBLISHED: 02:34 GMT, 19 February 2017

Temple of Ba’al Arch Erected for World Government Summit in Dubai
By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz February 16, 2017

“For they have consulted together with one consent; against Thee do they make a covenant; The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites; Moav, and the Hagrites.” Psalms 83:6-7 (The Israel Bible™)

A replica of a Roman arch that once stood in front of the pagan Temple of Ba’al was erected for the World Government Summit in Dubai this week, creating a scene that one rabbi claims symbolizes the dangerous fusion of Ishmael and Edom against Israel.
The original Roman Victory Arch stood for 1,800 years in Palmyra, Syria, until it was destroyed by ISIS in October 2015. A full-size 28-meter tall replica of the arch was created last year by the Institute for Digital Archeology, a joint project of Oxford and Harvard universities, and has been displayed twice before.
The replica was erected for the opening of the World Government Summit that opened on Sunday in Dubai. Based in the United Arab Emirates, the summit  is an international organization for global dialogue where leaders in government, business, and technology discuss how governments operate and how policies are made.
The first summit, held in 2013, was attended by former US President Barack Obama, former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, and other world leaders.
Though a Roman artifact recreated in a modern Arab metropolis may seem incongruous, Rabbi Pinchas Winston, a prolific author and End of Days scholar, saw a deeper meaning in it that is incredibly relevant today.
Though Rome and the Arab Emirates appear in different parts of the world and at different points in history, Rabbi Winston sees them as connected ideologically and spiritually.
“Tradition tells of four exiles, the last being the Roman exile. Israel is being assailed by the Arabs but nowhere do we hear of a fifth, Arab or Ishmael exile,” explained Rabbi Winston. “This Roman arch in Dubai symbolically ties them both together: Ishmael, the Arabs, and Edom, which was epitomized by Rome.”
The original arch in Palmyra, built by Roman Emperor Septimius Severus, stood in front of a preexisting temple that was used by the Mesopotamians to worship the pagan god Bel, mentioned often in the Bible as Ba’al.
For he built again the high places which Chizkiyahu his father had destroyed; and he reared up altars for Baal. II Kings 21:3
“Just like the Romans, the Arabs are trying to control the world, and succeeding,” said Rabbi Winston. “Even though it is the Arabs against the Jews, it is really the Arabs continuing the mission of Edom to conquer the world. This connection between Dubai and Rome is showing that Edom never ended. It just put on a different mask.”
The first century Jewish sage Jonathan ben Uzziel wrote about how this Biblical alliance between Ishmael and Esau and would reappear at the End of Days. Clear evidence of the spiritual connection between these two seemingly disparate worlds can be found in the growing political cooperation between Rome and the Muslim/Arab world.

Shame on the Silent Christian Leaders Who Refuse to Stand Against Government Tyranny
Michael Brown Michael Brown |Posted: Feb 17, 2017
There is only one thing more appalling than the Washington Supreme Court’s 9-0 ruling against religious liberty on Friday. It is the silence of Christian leaders across America, leaders who choose convenience over confrontation, leaders who would rather be popular than prophetic, leaders who prefer the favor of people over the favor of God. Shame on these silent leaders. Today is a day to stand.
There are, of course, the handful of expected Christian voices protesting the court’s outrageous decision, as these justices ruled unanimously against florist Barronelle Stutzman, claiming that she discriminated against a longtime gay customer (named Robert Ingersoll) when she told him she couldn’t make the floral arrangement for his upcoming gay “wedding,” despite the fact that she had served him for years and despite her recommending three other florists who could do the arrangements for his wedding.
Instead, the court ruled that this 72-year-old grandmother who had employed gay workers and served gay customers for years, was required by law to participate in a gay wedding, even though this constituted a direct violation of her religious beliefs – beliefs which have been consistent and almost universally held among Christians for the last 2,000 years.
Not only so, but the court upheld the attack on her personal assets as well – her house, her savings, her retirement funds – by requiring her “to pay the attorneys’ fees that the ACLU racked up in suing her,” fees which could reach as high as one million dollars.
Previously, when Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson, an aggressive liberal who brought the suit against Barronnelle, “announced he would accept $2,000 in penalties, $1 in fees and costs, plus an agreement not to discriminate in the future and to end further litigation,” Barronnelle rejected the proposed settlement.
She explained, “Your offer reveals that you don’t really understand me or what this conflict is all about. It’s about freedom, not money. I certainly don’t relish the idea of losing my business, my home, and everything else that your lawsuit threatens to take from my family, but my freedom to honor God in doing what I do best is more important. Washington’s constitution guarantees us ‘freedom of conscience in all matters of religious sentiment.’ I cannot sell that precious freedom. You are asking me to walk in the way of a well-known betrayer, one who sold something of infinite worth for 30 pieces of silver. That is something I will not do.”
She continued, “I pray that you reconsider your position. I kindly served Rob for nearly a decade and would gladly continue to do so. I truly want the best for my friend. I’ve also employed and served many members of the LGBT community, and I will continue to do so regardless of what happens with this case. You chose to attack my faith and pursue this not simply as a matter of law, but to threaten my very means of working, eating, and having a home. If you are serious about clarifying the law, then I urge you to drop your claims against my home, business, and other assets and pursue the legal claims through the appeal process.”

IRAQI CHRISTIANS FLEE ISLAMIC TERROR. GET REJECTED BY GERMAN-MUSLIM IMMIGRATION EMPLOYEE
Posted on February 18, 2017
Iraqi Christian children look at a nativity scene that is displayed in a tent erected in the grounds of Mazar Mar Eillia Catholic Church, in Ankawa, that has now become home to hundreds of Iraqi Christians who were forced to flee their homes as the Islamic State advanced earlier this year, on December 12, 2014 in Erbil, Iraq / Getty
German broadcaster Welt24 reports, that a few days ago, German politician Wolfgang Bosbach met a Christian Iraqi family in Nordrhein-Westphalia (his constituency), who had recently applied for asylum in Germany.
Bosbach heard them tell how they had fled their country for fear of jihadist violence. Eventually, they reached the part of their story, in which they filled in their asylum application, in one of the foreign offices of the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF). There, they faced a BAMF employee with a headscarf, who was going to decide whether or not they, Christians, would get protected status.
Last year, 97.000 Iraqis submitted an application for asylum in Germany. In January, 64.6% of Iraqi asylum applications were successful. The family that Bosbach met however, was rejected, and they told him they felt they were at a disadvantage because of the official who handled their case. Bosbach understood their reasoning:
“I understand the applicants’ concern that their application may not have been decided upon solely on objective and prejudice-free considerations, (…) when they are Christians telling a headscarf-wearing Muslima that they have suffered persecution by Muslims.”
To Bosbach, it doesn’t matter so much, whether or not the official in question really was prejudiced, but merely that “the applicants have reason to fear that their application might not be objectively decided.” And Bosbach is of the opinion that this fear
“is not entirely ungrounded. Therefore, I cannot understand, why only Muslims in BAMF get to decide whether or not Christians, who fled from radical Muslims, get the right to stay in the Federal Republic of Germany.”
When asked to comment, a spokesperson for BAMF seemed to miss the point when she declared that:
“Constitutionally, women are allowed to wear a headscarf in their place of work, and the employer can only limit that right when there are objective grounds to do so, for example, health and safety issues, when it is detrimental to the peace in the working environment etc.”
Bosbach is not convinced by this line of reasoning:
“Apparently, it is not an ‘objective ground’ for BAMF, when asylum-applicants fear, that those doing the interviews and making the decisions at BAMF do not view their application in a way that is unprejudiced, neutral and free from preconceived ideas. I can’t follow their reasoning.”
The Ministery of Internal Affairs meanwhile, appears to agree with the BAMF. It simply does not consider the headscarf, unlike the Christian cross, to be “a religious symbol in and of itself.” Only in context can it have a comparable meaning. And even that is not considered a problem, as there is no law or regulation against the wearing of religious symbols by civil servants.
The Iraqi family has been urged by Bosbach to make a complaint against the BAMF’s decision. But according to him, they’re afraid that “their complaint will again be judged by someone wearing a headscarf.”

DEUTSCHLAND ASYL VON CHRISTEN
Bosbach kritisiert Kopftuch-Praxis beim BAMF
Von Manuel Bewarder | Stand: 17.02.2017
Vor ein paar Tagen traf Wolfgang Bosbach in seinem Wahlkreis in Nordrhein-Westfalen eine Familie, die Asyl in Deutschland beantragt hatte. Die Menschen berichteten ihm davon, dass sie als Christen aus dem Irak geflüchtet waren, aus Angst vor gewaltbereiten Islamisten. Bosbach, der sich als Innenpolitiker schon lange mit dem Thema Asyl beschäftigt, hörte zu.
Schließlich erzählten sie ihm von den Stunden, als sie ihren Asylantrag in einer der vielen Außenstellen des Bundesamtes für Migration und Flüchtlinge (BAMF) stellten. Den Irakern saß demnach beim Stellen des Antrags eine BAMF-Mitarbeiterin mit Kopftuch gegenüber. Ausgerechnet sie also sollte darüber entscheiden, ob die Christen hierzulande einen Schutzstatus erhalten werden.
Insgesamt rund 97.000 Iraker stellten im vergangenen Jahr einen Asylantrag in Deutschland. Der Irak ist damit eines der Hauptherkunftsländer. Im Monat Januar waren 64,6 Prozent der Asylanträge von Irakern erfolgreich. Die Familie, die mit Wolfgang Bosbach sprach, wurde jedoch abgelehnt. Die Iraker erzählten ihm, dass sie sich benachteiligt fühlten, weil ausgerechnet über ihren Antrag jemand mit Kopftuch zu entscheiden hatte.
Wolfgang Bosbach kann das nachvollziehen. Wenn diese Christen ihr „Verfolgungsschicksal einer Kopftuch tragenden Muslima schildern müssen, dann habe ich Verständnis für die Besorgnis der Antragsteller, dass über ihren Antrag möglicherweise nicht ausschließlich objektiv und vorurteilsfrei entschieden werden könnte“, sagt der Innenexperte.