Petition Tag - christian

1. Shell Place Promoting Bands Persecuting Christianity

Heavy metal bands - Slayer and Lamb of God - will bring their summer tour of North America to Shell Place in August, with Polish black metal band Behemoth as their opening act.
The lyrics of the songs they spew out are degrading, immoral vomit of the lewdest form imaginable. This is a form of ‘HATE SPEECH’ aimed at the Christian Community. All 3 bands promote Satanism.
Shell Place in association with the Regional Municipality of Fort McMurray Recreation Division is promoting this event. If you are against this action please sign the following petition respectfully requesting  that these concerts be cancelled.

2. Bring Francis Chan to Canada

After many attempts to attract Francis Chan to Canada to tour our country we are now choosing to have the voice of the many catch the attention of his ministry and hopefully allow them to fully consider the impact of a national speaking tour on the church, its members and community.

3. Free Iranian Christian Ebrahim Firouzi, Serving 5-Year Sentence For Peaceful Missionary Activities

MARCH 29, 2017--The five-year prison sentence against Christian convert Ebrahim Firouzi for his alleged missionary activities has been confirmed by the Appeals Court in Tehran, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) has learned.
The ruling, issued on January 15, 2017, also requires Firouzi to spend two years in exile in the village of Sarbaz in a remote part of Sistan and Baluchistan Province, according to an informed source who spoke to CHRI on the condition of anonymity.
The 32-year-old welder has been held in Ward 12 for political prisoners in Rajaee Shahr Prison in Karaj, 32 miles west of Tehran, since 2014. He has been prosecuted three times since 2010 for converting from Islam to Christianity and allegedly organizing Christian religious meetings.
When he was first arrested in January 2010, interrogators offered Firouzi freedom if he declared himself a Muslim. He chose prosecution and was convicted by the Revolutionary Court in Karaj of “propaganda against the state” for his religious conversion and alleged missionary activities and sentenced to five months in prison with an additional five-month suspended prison sentence.
Firouzi was freed on June 8, 2011, but on March 8, 2012 he was arrested again for allegedly “attempting to create a website teaching about Christianity” (in order to convert people) and again charged with “propaganda against the state.”
He was sentenced to one year in prison and two years in exile by Judge Hassan Babaee of the Revolutionary Court in Robat Karim, 16 miles southwest of Tehran. The decision was upheld on appeal.
The third arrest took place on September 16, 2014. During interrogations in Evin Prison’s Ward 240, Firouzi was put under intense pressure to issue a false confession in return for freedom, but refused, according to an informed source.
In April 2015, Firouzi was sentenced to five years in prison for allegedly “creating a group with the intention of disturbing national security” by Judge Mohammad Moghisseh of Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court.
Based on the decision by the Appeals Court, Firouzi will remain incarcerated until 2019.
Despite President Hassan Rouhani’s pledges during his election campaign in 2013 that “all ethnicities, all religions, even religious minorities, must feel justice,” the targeting of Christian converts has continued unabated under his administration.
SOURCE: Center For Human Rights In Iran

4. Free Asia Bibi from Death Sentence

Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman has been sentenced to hang till death on November 10th 2010, after she was accused of making 'blasphemous' comments about the prophet Mohammed during an argument.

While working as a berry picker in 2009, 46-year-old Asia Bibi got into a dispute with a group of Muslim women who objected to her drinking their water because as a Christian she was considered 'unclean'. Hours after the incident one of the women reported mother-of-five Ms Bibi to a local cleric, claiming she had made disparaging remarks about the prophet Mohammed during the row. As a result of the allegations, a furious mob arrived at Ms Bibi's home and savagely beat her and members of her family. She was later arrested, charged with blasphemy and eventually sentenced to death - with her entire family forced to go into hiding after receiving threats on their lives.

The shocking case hit global headlines after two prominent politicians ( Former Minister Shahbaz Bhatti and former Governor of Punjab Salman Taseer) who tried to help Ms Bibi were assassinated. Lawyers showered the killer ( governor’s own body guard) with rose petals when he appeared in court and the judge who convicted him of murder had to flee the country.

Lately, on 6th October 2016 on Thursday; case of Asia Bibi was fixed for hearing by the full bench of Supreme court (three judge bench). During the hearing one of the three judges excused to sit n the hearing. Now her case has been sine die adjourned. It’s a height of injustice, because justice delayed is justice denied.

It is therefore, supplicated before the entire International Community to mobilize a campaign towards the acquittal of innocent Asia Bibi; who has been ensnared in the clutch of the blasphemy laws and set her free from the Death sentence.

5. Excommunicate Joe Biden from the Catholic Church

Vice-President Joe Biden, who is a member of the Roman Catholic Church, officiated over the blasphemous perversion of a Homosexual Pseudo-wedding in the White House on August 1, 2016. He said that was proud to perform this abomination against God.

The Word of God states that members of the Church who engage in such grievous sexual immorality, without repentance, must be removed from membership in the Church. (1Corinthians 5:1-5)

Therefore, Vice-President Biden must be excommunicated from the Catholic Church.

6. Justice for Christian

It’s been just over a week since my brother was killed in a fatal accident by a reckless driver on the Kissonerga - Coral bay road.

Yesterday I visited the Paphos police station to speak to the sergeant in charge of the case and asked what the maximum sentence for involuntary manslaughter has been in his experience, in the past. I was shocked and disgusted to hear that a crime so serious and so hideous would only carry a maximum sentence of 4 years and may also be reduced for good behaviour.

I have also been informed that at the first hearing (this Monday) the person driving the car that ended Christian’s life was allowed to pay the small amount of €3000 to be released on bail! This is the amount the judge saw fit for the death of my brother! How much injustice can one family be put through? How much loss before something is done and the people to blame are made to pay for the crimes they have committed?

The driver endangered the lives of all of the people in the cars that he was overtaking and crashed into two innocent young boys killing one of them resulting in an ending no one would wish on their worst enemy.

7. Pakistan's Christians Need Help

Pakistan discriminates against Christians who are dying day by day in Pakistan.

Many are forced to accept Islam and if we deny Islam then they blame us for blasphemy. They make lame accusations against one Christian and burn the whole town of Christians and also try to burn churches.

If we get an education there are few jobs for us. We just need help. It's so difficult to live here and we can't tolerate injustice towards us.

8. Congress Must De-Fund Planned Parenthood Immediately

A shocking new expose’ video has caught Planned Parenthood’s top doctor describing how the abortion business sells the body parts of aborted babies.

New undercover footage shows Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, describing how Planned Parenthood sells the body parts of aborted unborn children.

Responding to this travesty, Rep. Diane Black has asked Congress to pass her bill, The Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act, to de-fund Planned Parenthood.

“The fact that Planned Parenthood performs upwards of 327,000 abortions a year is heartbreaking and barbaric enough on its own. The news that its employees engaged in the harvesting of aborted babies’ body parts is almost too much to bear and is incredibly revealing as to the true nature of the big abortion industry,” she said.

9. Ask the Crown Prosecution Service in Northern Ireland to drop case against Pastor Jim McConnell

Pastor Jim McConnell preaching in his church in Belfast expressed the view that radical Islam is violent, that the Islamic faith from which it came is tending towards a violent attitude towards all non Moslem peoples. He likened them to the IRA of the 1970's era were it is known that terror cells existed.

As a Christian he is mandated by his faith to call all men and women to the Christian faith He like all Christians do not force by violence anybody to come but the call must be clear, and the Islamic faith is contrary to all that the Christian faith teaches. As well as using his religious freedom he has a right to free speech.

Pastor McConnell has expressed that he does not hate moslems, in fact he hates nobody, but he does love Jesus Christ, and it is this love that compels him in love to call all men to follow Jesus.

He has never incited hate, in fact he has stood for peace and love throughout the sad history of Northern Ireland being a clarion call to all.

10. Tell the House to Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks

The United States is one of the few nations in the world that allows abortions up to the day of birth in some states.

To protect unborn babies from abortion, the House of Representatives will hold a vote near the anniversary of the murder conviction of late-term abortionist Kermit Gosnell on a pro-life bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy because unborn children feel intense pain in abortions.

As Congressman Trent Franks explains: "More than 18,000 ‘very late term’ abortions are performed every year on perfectly healthy unborn babies in America. These are innocent and defenseless children who can not only feel pain, but who can survive outside of the womb in most cases, and who are torturously killed without even basic anesthesia."



"Many of them cry and scream as they die, but because it is amniotic fluid going over their vocal cords instead of air, we don’t hear them," he says.

Unborn children have a right to life and should be protected from abortion. We call on the House to pass the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act that bans abortions from after 20-weeks of pregnancy up to the day of birth.

11. End Christian Genocide

Our ancestors used to say "we didn't know about it soon enough" when the Jewish holocaust happened. Yet there is a holocaust going on right now, right in front of our eyes. What are we going to tell our children or grandchildren?

We can not say that we did not know about it. Are we going to say that we did nothing to try and stop it? If this were something that was happening in our city, to our children or family, how long would it take for us to get up and say something. It is happening..... right now!

Are we going to sit back and close our eyes to innocent people being killed in front of our eyes? You have to be the one to stand up!

12. Congress Must Ban Abortions Because Babies Feel Intense Pain

The United States is one of the few nations in the world that allows abortions up to the day of birth in some states.

These babies feel intense pain during abortions. In fact, one researcher, Dr. Steven Zielinski, an internal medicine physician from Oregon, testified before Congress that an unborn child could feel pain at “eight-and-a-half weeks and possibly earlier” and that a baby before birth “under the right circumstances, is capable of crying.”

As Congressman Trent Franks explains: "More than 18,000 ‘very late term’ abortions are performed every year on perfectly healthy unborn babies in America. These are innocent and defenseless children who can not only feel pain, but who can survive outside of the womb in most cases, and who are torturously killed without even basic anesthesia."

"Many of them cry and scream as they die, but because it is amniotic fluid going over their vocal cords instead of air, we don’t hear them," he says.

Unborn children have a right to life and should be protected from abortion. The House will vote on this important pro-life bill on January 22. We call on Congress to pass the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act that bans abortions from after 20-weeks of pregnancy up to the day of birth.

13. Save the Child Orphans of War

There are over 5 million orphans in Iraq alone! This statistic is over 3years old!

The recent persecution of minorities by ISIS has led to a new wave of refugees into Turkey. It is estimated that of the 500,000+ refugees there are at least 10,000 orphans!

If they can escape further persecution then they face a desperate existence, With no one to care for them!

The Spanish government have already agreed to save 100 children from this tragedy partnering with World in Harmony and have the procedures in place to extract these children.

Ireland must do something to concrete to answer this tragedy, especially now that a way has been made.

The reason I’m getting involved is I’m a father myself and I can’t imagine how anyone would ignore my kids if I were gone!

Ireland, is the country it is, based on what is important to us as individuals! I know we are a nation of decent people who at the end of the day want the right thing to be done!

This is our chance to be the Schindlers of our age!

Please sign so that as a nation we can do something great!

14. Free Masoud Rezaei مسعود رضایی

An Iranian Christian convert, Masoud Rezaei, is the latest Christian convert to serve a prison sentence for his faith as he resigned himself to the Adel Abad prison in Shiraz to serve his 5-year term.

Masoud Rezaei, new converted to Christianity, resigned himself to Adel Abad prison in Shiraz to serve his 5 years in prison sentence.

According to Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Masoud Rezaei, new converted to Christianity and the Lutheran church of Shiraz resigned himself to Adel Abad prison for serving his sentence.

Masoud Rezaei along with another church member was summoned to intelligence service office of Shiraz, on Friday, October 19, 2012, and they were arrested there.

This new converted to Christianity was charged with acts against the national security and propaganda against the regime in revolutionary court, and sentenced to 5 years in prison. This sentenced was exactly confirmed in court of appeal.

https://hra-news.org/en/masoud-rezaei-began-imprisonment-sentence-adel-abad-prison

http://www.christiandaily.com/article/iranian.christian.convert.begins.five.year.prison.sentence/49409.htm

15. We Support the Duggar Family: Don't Cancel "19 Kids and Counting"

Liberal activists are at it again with another attempt to pressure TLC to cancel "19 Kids and Counting," the successful cable television show featuring the Duggar family and their pro-life values.

The Duggar family's central theme is their pro-life, Christian values and Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and their 19 children have been outspoken over the years in defending human life from abortion and promoting abstinence education.

We, the undersigned, fully support the Duggar Family and TLC should keep 19 Kids and Counting on the air!



After you have signed, PLEASE share on Facebook and tweet on Twitter!

16. Support Free Speech - Don't cancel 19 Kids and Counting

Due to the Duggar family's Christian belief that marriage is between a man and a woman, the LBGT community has attacked the Duggar family on public forums and has even begun a petition to cancel the show.

Regardless of your personal beliefs, this is an issue of free speech. They have not threatened or harmed anyone by making their views public.

Please sign this petition and help to maintain the rights of the Duggars, Christians and the public to express themselves.

17. Omnipresent God in You to guide you to revere all Unconditionally

Bring World Peace Now.

The Omnipresent God in all people is guiding all people in any given moment as to how to revere what or whom is before you in the moment. By looking beyond the outer façade or packaging of the relative world you can start to realize God is everywhere. When you realize God is everywhere you start to love all unconditionally. The highest form of love is not attachment but reverence to the indwelling God.

When you can feel love/ reverence towards all unconditionally you develop an understanding heart. You understand why people attach to the relative world and see the relative world as their source. Seeing the relative as their source is creating a false god. There is only one Absolute Source… God attach to that Source and release the relative.

Attachment to the relative is the cause of ALL STRIFE IN THE WORLD TODAY! The land is not ours, the resources are not ours, people, family, children are not ours, indeed our lives are not ours. They are all God’s in our trust. We are not our culture a macro mask aka persona, we are not our religion mask/ persona, we are not our language. We are to honor all as a part of God first and foremost and put all else as secondary. No matter what our role in life we are to honor the Omnipresent God in all.

THIS IS A CALL FOR ALL PEOPLE AND NOW MORE THAN EVER, ALL MILITARY PERSONNEL TO NOT BE PRESSURED INTO DISHONORING GOD IN ALL. IF AN ORDER DOES NOT REVERE GOD IN ALL IT IS NOT OF GOD. FOLLOW YOUR INDWELLING CONSCIENCE. TAKE YOUR ORDERS FROM GOD NOT EXTERNALS.

IN THE BEGINNING AND TODAY WAS THE WORD (RESONANCE). IF IT DOESN'T RESONATE AS REVERENT DON’T DO IT. YOU CAN BRING PEACE TO THE WORLD BY SURRENDERING TO GOD IN FAITH, IN ALL FAITHS. WE CAN COEXIST.

Jan Eric Prieditis

18. Free Iranian Christians Seyed Alireza Ali Haghnejad, Mohammad Roghangir and Soroush Rezayi

July 7, 2014--The security forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran have arrested three new converts to Christianity, all members of a group called The Church of Iran, in Anzali city.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Seyed Alireza Ali Haghnejad, known as Mathews, a newly-converted Christian from Anzali city was arrested on July 5th.

Mathews is a minister of the church, who was arrested along with Mohammad Roghangir (known as Vahid) and Soroush Rezayi, who are from the same church in Shiraz, in Anzali, at Mathew’s house, on Saturday, July 5.

The security forces seized the holy books, pamphlets and personal computer of Mathews.

Previously, Pastor Yousef Nadar khani, another member of Iran church was sentenced to death, but because of the activities of human rights organizations the sentence was cancelled and he was subsequently released.

Behnam Irani, another member of this church, who is serving his sentence at Central Prison of Karaj was transferred to an unknown location for two weeks last month, despite his bad physical and health condition. He is deprived of all the rights of a prisoners like furlough.

19. Save our Holy Crosses on graves at Carpender's Park Cemetery

Brent Council have recently decided to return Carpender's Park Cemetery to grass, particularly Section HA (Catholic) and Section HB (Christian), where bereaved relatives and friends have maintained their loved ones graves for up to 6 years. Brent have employed outside contractors to strip our graves of the Holy Cross, Holy memorials such as Rosary Beads and religious statues, also digging up bedding plants.

They throw everything into bin bags, piled high in an outside yard, for collection by grieving owners. Brent then dehumanise each grave with a concrete paving slab, showing the grave number painted on in yellow paint. After this, they sow grass seed over each grave, meaning you cannot see where one grave ends and another begins, nor identify the person whose final resting place this is. Their despicable actions are deeply disrespectful of our Catholic/Christian Faith and show little regard for the feelings of the bereaved families and friends.

The Holy Cross is a symbol of our Catholic/Christian Faith, recognised as such worldwide. We request Brent Council extend equal consideration to our Faith as they already do to the Muslim community, who also support our campaign and whom we thank.

20. No to Religious Conversion Bill-draft

This petition is to reflect the opinion of the citizens of Myanmar worldwide on the new law, Religious Conversion Bill draft to be passed by the government.

We are against this bill since we found it unconstitutional, undemocratic, and unnecessary. This bill can indirectly impact the religious freedom currently enjoyed by people in Myanmar and the rest of the world.

Myanmar's government is trying to measure public support for a religious conversion bill put forward by nationalist Buddhist monks that would require anyone who wants to convert to another faith to get permission from local authorities.

If passed, anyone found guilty of proselytizing could face up to a year in prison.

21. Save Meriam Ibrahim, Don't Hang her to Death for Her Faith

Meriam Ibrahim is 8-months pregnant and is a Christian woman sentenced to hang to death in Sudan for rejecting Islam. She is being shackled by Sudanese officials despite the fact she is eight-months pregnant.

(MAY 27 UPDATE: Meriam has since given birth to a baby girl named Maya.)

She will be tortured - beaten with 100 lashes for marrying an American Christian. Then she will be hanged for being a Christian. Meanwhile, her son, a 20-month-old boy and American citizen, is also jailed with her and is sick from the prison conditions.

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Ibrahim’s husband, U.S. citizen Daniel Wani, said lawyers representing her told Amnesty International that religious clerics in court had asked her if she would recant her faith, but she told them: “I am a Christian.”

The death sentence issued to a pregnant woman who refused to renounce Christianity for Islam in Sudan is an “egregious violation of basic human rights,” Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-04), Chairman of the House congressional panel that oversees U.S. policy in Africa, said previously.

“This is an affront to religious freedom everywhere,” Smith said. “The refusal of the government of Sudan to allow religious freedom was one of the reasons for Sudan’s long civil war. The U.S. and the rest of the international community must demand Sudan reverse this sentence immediately.”

22. HGTV: Stop Discriminating Against Pro-Life Christians

HGTV has canceled a new reality television show, Flip It Forward, that was scheduled to debut on Home and Garden Television this October, after learning the stars of the show are pro-life. During the program, brothers David and Jason Benham would be helping families purchase dream homes they otherwise couldn’t afford.

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Home and Garden Television has decided to cancel the show after pro-abortion activists outed the brothers as pro-life. The pro-abortion group People for the American Way tagged the brothers as “anti-choice” extremists in an article on their web site and includes comments one of the brothers made about God abhorring abortion.

The network confirmed it was dropping the show, saying on its Facebook page: “HGTV has decided not to move forward with the Benham Brothers’ series.”

23. We Support Hobby Lobby

The Supreme Court has set the date for oral arguments for Hobby Lobby’s challenge to the Obama HHS mandate.

The nation’s highest court will hear debate from attorneys representing the Christian owned business and the Obama administration on Tuesday, March 25 at 10 a.m.

The Obama administration is attempting to make it comply with the HHS mandate that compels religious companies to pay for birth control and abortion-causing drugs for their employees.

Sponsored by LifeNews.com, this petition supports Hobby Lobby and other companies and organizations who have sued to overturn the mandate.

24. Rescind Prison Sentence Against Verveer Avanessian, Seriously Ill Iranian Priest

December 15, 2013--Verveer Avanessian, arrested last year while serving as the priest of an Iranian house church, and who is severely ill and requires intensive medical care, has been sentenced to three and half years in prison.

According to Mohabat News quoted from Radio Zamaneh, Iranian judiciary announced the prison sentence of Verveer Avanessian on Thursday, December 5 2013.

The court announced the charges against him as propaganda and collusion against Islamic Republic of Iran, as well as action against national security.

He has been given a 20-day deadline to appeal the court's sentence.

Verveer Avanessian’s trial was held on September 7, behind closed doors.

The Court ordered him to avoid any contact with other Christians before pronouncement of the sentence.

Verveer Avanessian was arrested while attending a Christmas gathering, with a group of new-Christians on December 27, 2012.

Verveer Avanessian served as a priest for more than 17 years in Armenian and Iranian churches, and is currently retired from clerical duties due to serious health issues including kidney ailments and severe heart failure, diabetes and the aftermath of multiple surgeries.

25. Return Pastor Hamblin's Reptiles and Acknowledge His Constitutional Right of Seperation of Church and State

The highest law in our land is the U.S. Constitution, which has some amendments, known as the Bill of Rights.

The Bill of Rights guarantees that the government can never deprive people in the U.S. of certain fundamental rights including the right to freedom of religion.

The Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment gives you the right to worship or not as you choose. The government can't penalize you because of your religious beliefs.

26. I Will Not Raise a Mean Girl

Mean girls are celebrated in our society, and our daughters face them every day at school.

Let's resolve to raise our daughters to treat everyone with kindness, dignity and respect. Bring back nice!

27. OPEN THE BORDERS OF THE USA TO OUR PERSECUTED BRETHREN

If you profess to know Jesus Christ, and live in the Middle East, your life can be in danger.

28. Free Mohammad-Hadi Bordhar, Iranian Christian Convert

August 21, 2013--An Iranian Christian convert has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for distributing Bibles in his home country.

Mohammad-Hadi Bordhar was arrested in Iran in December and reportedly said he wanted to "evangelise by handing out 12,000 pocket bibles".

He was accused of "crimes against state security".

After being baptised, the man had created a "domestic church" in his home in Rasht in northern Iran. Iranian police found books, CDs and more than 6,000 Bibles at his property.

He had already been arrested in 2009 and found guilty of apostasy but had since been released.

29. Stop the genocide against the Coptic Christians

The ongoing slaughter and persecution of the Coptic Christians in Egypt is a crime against humanity.

30. Free Iranian Christian Pastor Farhad Sabokrooh And His Wife Shahnaz Jayzan

AUGUST 13 2013-- The authorities of the Islamic Republic of Iran have denied furlough from prison for Christian Pastor Farhad Sabokrooh of the Rabani community church of Ahwaz and his wife Shahnaz Jayzan.

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), the judge in the court denied the furlough of the Pastor and his wife on the pretext that the dossier of Farhad Sabokrooh has been lost.

With the existence of several copies from a dossier, losing a dossier is not such a normal occurrence though.

Farhad Sabokrooh and Shahnaz Jayzan were sentenced to one year imprisonment by the revolutionary court on charges of Conversion from Islam to Christianity, encouraging the conversion to Christianity of other Muslims, and propagating against the regime by promoting Christianity as missionaries.

Farhad Sabokrooh and his wife Shahnaz Jayzan are currently serving their sentences in Karoon prison of Ahwaz.

Pastor Farhad Sabokrooh, his wife Shahnaz Jayzan and church workers Naser Zaman-Dezfuli and Davoud Alijani were initially arrested in December 2011, after authorities in the southern town of Ahwaz raided their church’s Christmas celebrations and detained everyone in the building, including children attending Sunday School.

According to Iranian agency Mohabat News, all four were charged with “converting to Christianity and propagating against the Islamic Republic through evangelism”, and were each sentenced to one year in prison by the Revolutionary Court in Ahwaz. They were temporarily released, but were summoned to court on 1 May 2013 and re-arrested. Mr Alijani was transferred to Ahwaz’s Karoon Prison to complete his sentence, while Pastor Sabokrooh, Shahnaz Jayzan and Mr Zaman-Dezfuli were taken to Sepidar Prison.