The number of Christians murdered for their faith almost doubled in 2013 over the previous year, according to an annual survey by Open Doors, a non-denominational ministry that monitors the persecution of believers and supports persecuted Christians worldwide. Hardline Islamist regimes and Islamic terrorists — many funded by the Obama administration and other Western governments — were behind most of the slaughter. However, for the 12th year in a row, the barbaric communist autocracy lording over North Korea was ranked as the number one persecutor of Christians in the world.

During his yearly address to diplomats (known as the “State of the World” address), Pope Francis described abortion as “horrific.”

 

As those in the pro-life movement gear up to observe the 41st anniversary of the Roe v Wade decision on January 22 with peaceful events such as the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., a spirit of optimism prevails among those laboring to restore legal protections for the unborn.

As the Boy Scouts welcome homosexuals into their ranks January 1, Trail Life USA steps forward to offer families a Christian alternative that will focus on helping young men develop Christian character and integrity.

As expected, A&E has backed down on its forced "hiatus" of Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson over his frank comments on the sinfulness of homosexuality.

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