This is a story that will get little coverage in America, but it’s one that every American should hear, so that when we’re told that we must engage with Iran’s government and respect their views, we understand exactly what we’re being asked to compromise and deal with.
In Tehran, two Iranian Christians were convicted of “spreading propaganda against the regime.” Translation: they were convicted of discussing Christian doctrine inside a house church, which was deemed to be an attack on Islam. While Iran’s constitution claims to recognize the right to hold the Christian faith, the legal system in effect criminalizes it. One was sentenced to a year in prison, the other, who was already serving a 10-year sentence in a notoriously awful prison for the similar charge of “promoting Zionist Christianity,” got 18 months in prison and two years of internal exile.
However, the two were offered their freedom if they would publicly renounce their Christian faith. They refused.
There’s international pressure on Iran to stop persecuting Christians, but there needs to be more. While the rise of radical Islam across the Middle East has terrorized and slaughtered Christians and destroyed their churches, God is once again showing us that the Holy Spirit cannot be squashed. An underground Christian movement is growing organically in Iran, in defiance of the threat to believers of arrest and imprisonment.
Read the article to learn more. And please pray for these brave Iranian Christians and for all the Christians of Iran and across the Middle East who are targeted for persecution and even extinction.
Irony Alert: Austin, the most liberal city in Texas, is having trouble with drugs and organized criminal activity taking place in a particular alley downtown. So their solution to keep drugs and undesirables out: build a 10-foot wall.
Hold it, don’t they realize walls don’t provide security? Why, crooks will just bring an 11-foot ladder or a shovel to dig under the wall!
Or they might move somewhere more dangerous, like selling drugs in the middle of Interstate-35. Then if they’re hit by a car, it will be the city officials’ fault, and they’ll feel guilty for forcing them to sell drugs in the middle of a highway.
This is why leftists believe in situational ethics. If you try to apply their reasoning consistently to more than one situation, people start to notice what a load of gibberish it is.
Must-See Video: This is how a less “woke” company than Gillette sells shaving supplies to men.
You almost have to admire the kind of dedication that it takes to make signs, dress up in costumes and travel many miles to protest in frigid January weather when you have no idea what you’re protesting against.
The 2020 election is a long way off and the DNC hasn’t even rented out a hockey arena to hold all its candidates for the debates. (This just in: add the major of South Bend, Indiana, to the list of Democratic candidates for President, because…why not?)
But with Kamala Harris entering the fray, it’s worth reminding everyone right up front of what she believes and what she thinks is a proper use of government power. So here is a list of six people or groups she’s targeted for destruction or for unfair assistance at the expense of First Amendment speech and religious freedom rights and the opinions and safety of the majority of law-abiding U.S. citizens.
When the president of Egard Watches created an ad in response to Gillette’s man-shaming ad, he was warned by his marketing “experts” not to do it, or at least release it anonymously. But he was so riled up, he felt he had to respond in defense of men. He expected a negative reaction and braced himself for blowback against his business. But a funny thing happened:
I shared that video here, as did many others. Result: an explosion in sales. It brought in a wave of unexpected profits. And now, he’s donating $10,000 to a veterans’ charity.
What else can I say, but…“What a man!”
Full story and the video that started it at this link, along with some very thoughtful comments from the man who created it (Yes, men can actually be thoughtful and create things. He creates some really nice-looking watches, too):
Alec Baldwin pleaded guilty to second-degree harassment in New York City for punching a man in a dispute over a parking space, and he was sentenced to pay $120 for a mandatory anger management class. Sounds as if he got off easy, considering that a parking space in New York City usually costs more than that even when you don’t get to punch someone.
You know our moral superiors at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland are really serious about climate change being the #1 issue in the world because they are so anxious to come deal with it that this year will set a new record for private jets flying into Davos. They’re bigger and more expensive than ever, and the airport is expecting up to 1500 of them, up 11% from last year. Now, that's dedication to reducing carbon emissions!
A spokesman for the WEF tried to defuse any criticism of all the big private jets, saying, “We have been offering incentives to participants to use public transport for some years. We also ask that they share planes if they have to use them; something that has been gaining popularity in recent years.” Well, I know that whenever I feel a pang of guilt about my carbon footprint, I always ask a friend to share my private jumbo jet with me. Only kidding: I’m probably the only person anyone there has ever met who’s actually been on public transportation.
I will start taking seriously all these elites who tell us the world is going to end if the rest of us don’t reduce our CO2 emissions the first time they schedule a meeting over Skype instead of at a five-star resort in Switzerland.
The Mayor of South Bend who's joined the Democratic Presidential race is named Pete Buttigieg. If you can spell his last name correctly, you're too smart to be voting in a Democratic primary election.