WASHINGTON — Some say that Christendom is facing more persecution right now than at any other time in modern history.
More than 200 million Christians in some 50 nations are facing high, very high or even extreme persecution. Just about every month more than 300 are killed for their faith.
Often believers facing such danger and living under such threat feel isolated and alone. That’s why evangelist Franklin Graham and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association called for the World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians this week in Washington, D.C.’s Mayflower Hotel…. read more
by lhwm: Praise God for Franklin Graham who took his time to preach God’s Word to all 50 states and now we have a president who welcomes God and Mr. Graham.
The US Department of Energy has declared an emergency at the Hanford, Washington nuclear waste storage site, after a cave-in of a tunnel used to store radioactive materials and equipment.
About 3,000 workers have taken cover at the 200 East Area of the sprawling complex, local media reported. By 10:30 am local time, the “take cover” orders have been expanded to the entire site, which is about half the size of Rhode Island.
A portion of a tunnel near the plutonium-uranium extraction plant (PUREX) collapsed early Tuesday morning local time, most likely from vibrations produced by nearby road work, KING-TV reported.
Initial reports spoke of a 4-foot (1.2 meter) hole, which was later expanded to 20 feet (6 meters) across, at the junction of two tunnels used in the 1960s to store highly radioactive materials and equipment, such as trains used to transport nuclear fuel rods…. read more
Vice President Mike Pence will address hundreds of persecuted Christians from around the globe at a Washington, D.C., summit hosted by evangelist Franklin Graham this week.
Pence, an evangelical Christian who has made religious freedom a priority, is scheduled to address the gathering Thursday morning.
Franklin Graham recently discussed the upcoming World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians on the “Washington Watch” radio program with host Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council…. read more
The 28th Annual US Capitol Bible Reading Marathon is well underway, with around 1,600 people flocking to DC this week for an opportunity to read a passage from the Bible at the West Front of the Capitol building.
For 28 years, the group has secured permits to set up for 90 hours straight reading through the entire Bible from start to finish. The event always kicks off on the Sunday leading up to the National Day of Prayer, which falls on the first Thursday of May each year. They began with Genesis 1:1 at 6 pm Sunday night, and will finish reading Revelation 22 aloud together around noon on Thursday, May 4.
The event organizers celebrate the fact that because of religious freedom in America, this 90 hour Bible reading marathon at the US Capitol is permitted year after year. Any race, religion, or ethnicity is invited to read passages from the Bible. And come rain, wind, or shine, they have volunteers consecutively reading through the entire Bible…. read more
In the city where Bill Clinton and Anthony Weiner made names for themselves, conservatives aren’t surprised by the sound and fury over Vice President Mike Pence’s commitment to his marriage.
Elites in Hollywood and the Beltway were shocked to learn that the vice president doesn’t dine alone with women or attend parties where alcohol is served without his wife. Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, said the negative reaction to Mr. Pence’s fidelity is further evidence of the cultural divide on display during the presidential race.
“If the worst thing people can say about Mike Pence is that he’s a good husband, then he’s accomplished something very few politicians have,” Mr. Perkins wrote in his weekly “Washington Update” newsletter. “Unfortunately, we live in a day and age when marriage is rarely revered — in definition or practice — so the idea that the vice president would take intentional steps to protect his own has apparently come as a shock to some of the elitist media.”… read more
Matthew 5:11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you, lie, and say all kinds of evil things about you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad because you have a great reward in heaven! The prophets who lived before you were persecuted in these ways.