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Crowdfunding raises $93K for gay Georgia son disowned by family

Kennesaw - Things didn't go so well when 20-year-old Daniel Ashley Pierce came out to his Christian parents at their Georgia home last year.

Op-Ed: Freedom From Religion Foundation has gotten out of hand

Over the past month the atheist group known as the Freedom From Religion Foundation has been going after very small, nonabrasive signs of Christianity; suing a privately owned restaurant and even going after the U.S. Navy.

Sudanese Christian woman spared execution arrives in US

Washington - A Sudanese Christian woman -- sentenced to death for renouncing Islam but acquitted after international pressure on Khartoum -- has arrived in the United States with her family.

Beijing government cracks down on Christian churches

Wenzhou - The eastern city of Wenzhou, Zhejiang province, China is sometimes called "China's Jerusalem" because of the number of houses of worship. On Monday, hundreds of police came to the Longgang Huai En Church and used a crane to take down its cross.

Gaza's Christians bury their first casualty of the war

Gaza - Jalila Ayyad's widower George still had a black eye and bloodstains on his shirt as he processed ahead of her coffin, hours after the air strike that destroyed their home.Jalila, 60, was the first Christian casualty of a bloody Gaza war.

Sudanese Christian woman spared death sentence meets Pope

Rome - A Sudanese Christian woman whose death sentence for renouncing Islam sparked a global outcry that eventually led to an acquittal, met Pope Francis after arriving in Italy en route to the United States.

U.S. 'delighted' by impending arrival of Sudanese Christian convert

Washington - The White House said it was "delighted" over the release by Sudan of a Christian woman sentenced to death for renouncing Islam, and welcomes her arrival "soon" in the United States.

Op-Ed: Christians are under siege in the Middle East

Mosul - As the world turns their attention to the continued tragedy of more war and death in Gaza, Christians in the Middle East are fleeing like Palestinians from Israeli bombs.

Jihadists destroy mosques and shrines in Iraq

Baghdad - Jihadists who overran Mosul last month have demolished ancient shrines and mosques in and around the historic northern Iraqi city, residents and social media posts said Saturday.

Ukrainian Orthodox Church leader Volodymyr dies

Kiev - The head of Ukraine's Moscow-linked parish of the Orthodox Church died Saturday, the ex-Soviet country's largest Church said.

Sudan Christian woman faces new legal challenge: Lawyer

Khartoum - Muslim "relatives" of a Sudanese Christian woman hiding at the US embassy are taking her to court to try to prove she belongs to their family, a lawyer said Tuesday.

Christian group peacefully protests Seattle gay pride Special

Seattle - A group of Christian protesters was escorted by police along 4th Avenue prior to the start of Seattle's annual gay pride parade.

Sudan Christian's lawyers to seek dismissal of forgery rap

Khartoum - Lawyers for a Sudanese Christian woman who has sought refuge at the US embassy will seek dismissal of forgery charges against her so she can then leave Sudan, one of them said Saturday.

Relief for Sudan Christian family in US embassy refuge

Khartoum - The husband of a Sudanese Christian woman facing threats after her apostasy death sentence was overturned expressed relief on Friday that the family has been given refuge at the US embassy.

Husband of Sudanese 'apostate' says fearful family wants out

Khartoum - A Sudanese Christian woman who faces death threats after a court cleared her of apostasy has been charged with forgery, after trying to leave the country, a lawyer said."She is arrested," Mohanad Mustafa told AFP on Wednesday.

U.S.: Sudan has not re-arrested freed Christian woman

Washington - The United States said Tuesday that it had received assurances a Sudanese Christian woman has not, as reported, been re-arrested, one day after a court annulled her death sentence for apostasy.

Freed Christian woman detained trying to leave Sudan

Khartoum - A Sudanese Christian woman was detained at Khartoum airport on Tuesday, one day after an Islamic court annulled her death sentence for apostasy and released her from prison.

Death-row Sudanese Christian freed but fears for life: lawyer

Khartoum - A Sudanese Christian who gave birth in prison after being sentenced to hang for apostasy was freed Monday but immediately went into hiding, fearing for her life, a lawyer said.

Catholic Church loses bid to use word 'Allah' in Malaysia

Kampong Bangkahulu - Malaysia's highest court on Monday dismissed a bid by the Catholic Church for the right to use the word "Allah", ending a years-long legal battle that has heightened religious tensions in the Muslim-majority country.

Sudan death row 'apostate' mother unchained: lawyer

Khartoum - Sudanese jailers removed the chains from a Christian woman sentenced to death for apostasy after she gave birth in prison last month, one of her lawyers said Tuesday.

US condemns Sudan over Christian woman's death penalty

Washington - US Secretary of State John Kerry criticized Sudan for sentencing a Christian woman to hang for apostasy, urging Khartoum to repeal its laws banning Muslims from converting.

Survey: Born-again Christians love website for affairs

The site Ashley Madison created a survey to find a connection between religion and cheating. They were not let down by the results.

Sudan denies mother sentenced to hang to be freed soon

Khartoum - Sudan denied on Sunday a Christian Sudanese woman sentenced to hang for apostasy would be freed soon, saying quotes attributed to a foreign ministry official had been taken out of context.

Hundreds of thousands of evangelicals march in Rio

Rio De Janeiro - Hundreds of thousands of evangelical Christians held a "March for Jesus" Saturday in Rio de Janeiro, a show of their churches' growing heft in the world's largest Roman Catholic country.

British PM appalled by 'barbaric' Sudanese death sentence

London - British Prime Minister David Cameron said Saturday he was "appalled" by the "barbaric" death sentence given to a Sudanese woman for apostasy.

Sudanese ordered to hang for apostasy 'gives birth in jail'

Khartoum - A Christian Sudanese woman, sentenced to hang for apostasy in a case that has sparked international outcry, has given birth in jail, her husband said Tuesday."Until now I did not see them. They didn't allow me to go in and see," Daniel Wani told AFP.

Sudanese ordered to hang for apostasy 'gives birth in jail'

Khartoum - A Christian Sudanese woman sentenced to hang for apostasy has given birth in jail, a Western diplomat said on Tuesday."She gave birth to a girl today," said the diplomat, who is familiar with the case of Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag, 27.

Op-Ed: 'Walk by Faith, not by sight,' says San Francisco pastor Rev. G Special

San Francisco - To meet with Rev. Roland Gordon, pastor of the Ingleside Presbyterian Church is like meeting with a friend. Once you get to know him, he insists on a more mellow approach and likes to be addressed simply as “Rev. G.”

Op-Ed: The darkest season: A ‘Christian Winter’ in the Middle East

New York - Originally lauded as a progressive alternative to tyranny in the Middle East, the Arab Spring has been a season of persecution for Christians. As persecution reaches pandemic proportions, the very survival of Christianity in the region is in question.

Sudan judge orders Christian woman to hang for apostasy

Khartoum - A Sudanese judge sentenced a heavily pregnant Christian woman to hang for apostasy, a ruling that Britain denounced as "barbaric" and left the United States "deeply disturbed".
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Rev. G is honored and thankful to have been blessed with the life's work and ministry outreach as Pastor of Ingleside Presbyterian.
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Saint Elias church in Aleppo, Syria.
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Sichengtang Church, one of many Christian churches in Zhejiang Province.
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Same-sex couples stand in the street while Christian protesters pass.
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A gay pride reveler blows kisses to the passing protesters.
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Hosts of the show.
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The parade marching along Bloor Street.
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The town of Zweitina in a region of Syria known as Wadi Al-Nasara which when translated from Arabic to English means "The Valley of the Christians." The area has a very large Christian population and has long been considered a stronghold for Christianity in Syria and the overall Middle East region. This area is very close to the Syrian-Lebanese border.
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Crowd dancing to Gospel music.
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The group of Christians that protested Seattle's gay pride event gather near the foot of the Space Needle.
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One of the protesters stands with her sign shortly after the conclusion of the group's march.
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The crowd on their knees praying.
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Rev. G points to the sunlight that streams in to the sanctuary of the church. Ingleside Presbyterian is over 100 years old. "At its peak there were over 500 members in the congregation. When Rev. G took on the job as preaching on Sundays while still in the seminary, back in 1978 Ingleside Presbyterian had only four members. Since that time, attendance has been high and low. Today membership is over 75. Yet, Rev. G believes the congregation is in the midst of a renewal. It is all part of his str
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People dancing to Gospel music.
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The Christian flag. This particular flag is meant to be universal and represent all Christians regardless of denomination or nationality but is especially linked to American evangelical Christianity.
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