60 Days In Prison And A $12,180 Fine For Hosting A Home Bible Study In Arizona

The war on home Bible studies and house churches is heating up again.  Down in Phoenix, Arizona a man has been sentenced to 60 days in prison and has been fined $12,180 for hosting a Bible study in his home.  Since 2005, Michael Salman and his wife have been hosting gatherings of about 15 or 20 people where they share food, fellowship and discuss the Bible.  Unfortunately, that kind of thing is against the law in Phoenix, Arizona apparently.  At one point, nearly a dozen armed police officers raided their home and “evidence” of their “crimes” was gathered.  Michael Salman was found guilty of 67 “code violations”, and now he is going to be ripped away from his family and put in prison for two months.  In addition, the assistant city prosecutor is asking the court to “revoke his probation and convert it into a 2 1/2 year jail sentence since he continues to hold worship gatherings on his property despite court orders.”  This kind of case has the potential to have a huge “chilling effect” on home gatherings of all kinds all over the United States. (Read More...)

Barack Obama Apologizes For Burning Korans But Not For Burning Bibles?

It has become exceedingly clear that Barack Obama does not believe that all religions should be treated equally.  In recent days Barack Obama has gone to great lengths to apologize for the “inadvertent” burning of Korans by U.S. military forces in Afghanistan.  In fact, Obama has given his word that the United States will be “holding accountable those responsible” for the burning of the Korans.  But when the U.S. military purposely burned Bibles in Afghanistan a few years ago, there was never any apology from Barack Obama.  Christian groups all over the U.S. expressed great outrage but there was dead silence from Obama.  So why the double standard?  Do Muslims get an apology because they are willing to become violent over the burning of a Koran?  Does Barack Obama consider a Koran to be more valuable than a Bible?  Exactly what in the world is going on here? (Read More...)

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