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Christian Asia Bibi is freed from death row after blasphemy charge overruled

The Supreme Court of Pakistan has overturned Asia Bibi’s conviction and death sentence for blasphemy. After a nine-year-long battle, Asia Bibi, a Christian mother of five, is free to go. Asia Bibi was arrested in 2009 and convicted in 2010… Continue Reading →

Pope Francis welcomes everyone, just not persecuted Christians

No Bang in “Gunpowder”

When one thinks of religious persecution, the first thing to come to mind is usually the Inquisition in all of its medieval harshness. One rarely thinks of the equally–if not more brutal protestant renditions, the English persecution in particular. When… Continue Reading →

The Surprising Origin of “The Twelve Days of Christmas” Song

You’re all familiar with the Christmas song, “The Twelve Days of Christmas” I think. To most it’s a delightful nonsense rhyme set to music. But it had a quite serious purpose when it was written. It is a good deal… Continue Reading →

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