• Muslim Man Gives His Life to Christ After Church Sign Language Translator Shares the Gospel Jan 10, 2017

    A Muslim man who is deaf gave his life to Christ after a friend invited him to a Christian church where he was introduced to a sign language translation of the Scriptures for the first time. ...More»
  • New poll: 80% of Americans want Scotis nominees who apply Constitution as originally written Jan 10, 2017

    January 10, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) -- A new poll has found overwhelming support for the swift nomination of a U.S. Supreme Court justice who will apply the Constitution as originally written. Majorities also support interpreting the Constitution as originally intended and quick action to protect religious freedom. Eight in 10 Americans (80 percent) say it is an "immediate priority" or an "important" one to appoint Supreme Court justices that will interpret the Constitution as it was originally written. This includes 56 percent who say such an appointment is an "immediate priority." Fifty-three percent of Independents, 80 percent of Republicans and more than four in 10 Democrats (42 percent) also say it is an "immediate priority."...More»
  • Clergymen Missing in Burma may have been Killed Jan 10, 2017

    YANGON, BURMA (ANS, January 10, 2017) -- Villagers in Shan state, Burma (Myanmar) are increasingly concerned over indications that two assistant priests in Burma have been killed, according to Morning Star News ( mi Catholic church destroyed in Burma 01 10 2017Sources told Morning Star News that the Burma army arrested Dom Dawng Nawng and La Jaw Gam Hseng on Dec. 24 after the two assistant priests helped journalists report on a bombed Catholic church building in Mong Ko....More»
  • ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ star: ‘Every scientist ever’ knows life begins at conception Jan 9, 2017

    January 9, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) - Pro-life actress and Hollywood celebrity Patricia Heaton tweeted her support of the March for Life and the pro-life movement last week. Heaton, of Everybody Loves Raymond and The Middle, used her prominence to promote the national March for Life and the West Coast pro-life event One Life LA. ...More»
  • Indian Government, critized for not Securing release of Kidnapped priest in Yemen, says it ‘Told him to ’ Jan 9, 2017

    NEW DELHI, INDIA (ANS, Jan.9, 2017) -- India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has come under fire from his political opponents for his failure to secure the release of an Indian Catholic priest kidnapped ten months ago in Yemen by Islamic extremists. Now, World Watch Monitor ( reports that Modi's Deputy Foreign Minister, M. J. Akbar, has said the priest went to Yemen "ignoring the central government's orders not to go," even though he'd lived and worked in the country for 14 years....More»
  • Prominent Pakistani Christian Lawyer, who fled his Country Following Numerous Death threats, is again receiving threats on his Lfe Jan 9, 2017

    By Dan Wooding, Founder of ASSIST News Service Sardor Gill human rights campaginer useASIA (ANS – January 9, 2017) – Sardar Mushtaq Gill, a prominent Christian lawyer, who fled Pakistan last August with his wife and four children, following numerous death threats, is now in danger again with further threats on his life. In a message sent to the ASSIST News Service (, Gill said from his secret hideout in an un-named country, that on January 4, 2017, he got a threatening message on Facebook “from a Muslim... whose profile shows that he is from Karachi, Pakistan.” Gill, who has been given the title of “Human Rights Defender” by a prominent human rights organization, and is a law graduate from Lahore Punjab University, Pakistan, said that the threat was written in Roman Urdu, and the man has also managed to get his mobile phone number and Gill has alleged that he said that he would come to where he was staying and “kill him.” Mumtaz QuadriGill described the man as “another Qadri,” meaning Mumtaz Qadri, a Pakistani policeman and Islamic fundamentalist, who was in the squad of personal bodyguards of Salmaan Taseer, former Governor of Punjab, who on January 4, 2011, had assassinated Taseer for speaking in favor of blasphemy-convicted Asia Bibi and against the infamous blasphemy laws. He was convicted by the Islamabad High Court, sentenced to death and executed. Gill said that because he also been speaking out for Asia Bibi and against the blasphemy laws, and stated, “Now is my turn to be killed because I used the LEAD Blog to criticize the blasphemy laws and said they were inhumane.” (Gill founded LEAD [Legal Evangelical Association Development] -- -- for which he still writes for. He added that the lives of others in LEAD has been threatened for their human rights activities on behalf of Pakistan’s Christians community. “Members of this Qadri group has now filed complaint at a police station against me and other members of LEAD under 295-c of the Penal Code [against blasphemy] and under the charges of support and to harbor blasphemy accused women like Martha Bibi and Asia Bibi.” (In 2007, Martha Bibi from Kasur, was accused of blasphemy. It was discovered later that it had been a made-up story simply because her contractors did not want to pay her for the materials they had bought from her. She was fortunate enough to be released, but her accusers never paid their dues and remain free. Asia Bibi, a Christian mother-of-five is on death-row for alleged blasphemy after standing up for Jesus is an argument with her Muslim co-workers. She is appealing her conviction.) It was on August 8, 2016, when Sardar Mushtaq Gill and his wife and four children, finally fled Pakistan for an un-named country. At the time, he said: “Death threats and attacks by the extremists, have made it extremely difficult for me to carry out human rights work and continually go into hiding for myself and for my family’s survival in Pakistan.” Asia Bibi with two of her daughtersLEAD, the group Gill set up, was for “the protection and promotion of the right to freedom of religion and belief” in Pakistan, and says on its website, “The main problem in Pakistan is religious intolerance and discrimination which affects religious minorities and creates in them the feelings of insecurity of life and property.” Because of his high profile, and his free legal work on behalf of the victims of mob violence, forced conversion to Islam, forced marriages and rape victims, he has faced numerous death threats, with shots being fired at his home and attacks at his family members. Because of this, Mr. Gill and his family, decided in 2013, to go into hiding in Pakistan, meaning and they were not able to reside at a permanent place, and were constantly on the move. He says that he had asked the authorities to provide safety for him and his family, but he claims those requests have been ignored. Now, he and his family have, themselves, become victims of the intolerance against Christians in Pakistan, something he has doggedly fought against over the past few years. If you would like to help support Mr. Gill and his family at this critical time, please go to to make a donation. Please also pray for their safety in their new country. Photo captions: 1) Sardar Mushtaq Gill speaking to the Pakistani media before he fled the country. 2) Mumtaz Qadri following his arrest for murder. 3) Asia Bibi with two of her daughters before her arrest. 4) Dan Wooding. Dan Wooding at KWVE useAbout the writer: Dan Wooding, 76, is an award-winning winning author, broadcaster and journalist who was born in Nigeria of British missionary parents, Alfred and Anne Wooding, who then worked with the Sudan Interior Mission, now known as SIM. He now lives in Southern California with his wife Norma, to whom he has been married for more than 53 years. They have two sons, Andrew and Peter, and six grandchildren who all live in the UK. Dan is the founder and international director of the ASSIST (Aid to Special Saints in Strategic Times) and the ASSIST News Service (ANS), and is also the author of some 45 books. He also has one weekly radio show and two TV shows all based in Southern California. ** You may republish this or any of our ANS stories with attribution to the ASSIST News Service ( Please tell your friends and colleagues that they can receive a complimentary subscription to ANS by going to the above website and signing up there....More»
  • Porn ruins lives, so Families should be able to sue for Damages: Utah Legislator Jan 8, 2017

    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, January 6, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) - A state lawmaker believes that those who promote pornography to children and teens should be punished by society. Utah state Senator Todd Weiler says pornographers know that their products harm users, spouses, family, and even careers, and yet they put greed above the well-being of people, society, and even American culture. In March 2016, he successfully proposed a resolution describing pornography as a "public health hazard."...More»
  • Pakistan: Illitrate Christain man from Lahore accused of Blasephemy Jan 8, 2017

    LAHORE, PAKISTAN (ANS – January 8, 2017) – Once again, what appears to be another vindictive blasphemy charge has been levelled against a Christian in Pakistan. And this one is really troubling as the man, Shahbaz Babu, who has been man arrested in Kamahan village, Lahore, and charged for desecrating a Quran under section 295B of the Pakistan Penal Code, can’t even write his own name....More»
  • Judge Restores Christian Homeschooling Operation after Alberta NDP Gov’t Shutdown Jan 7, 2017

    GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alberta, January 5, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) - An Alberta judge has approved an agreement between Alberta's NDP government and a Christian homeschooling organization that will see the government restore funding to the organization it abruptly shut down in October over allegations of financial misconduct and breach of provincial laws....More»
  • Better Watch what you say to Amazon Echo Dot: One Toddler got an Earful of Vulgar Porn Phrases Jan 7, 2017

    SEATTLE, Washington, January 6, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) - Amazon's Echo Dot is a small, voice-command device that answers questions, plays music and sounds, and basically functions as a talking/playing encyclopedia, but parents are finding a serious problem with the gadget. Despite the company's family-friendly advertising depicting a dad with little daughter in his lap asking "What does a blue whale sound like?" to the delight of both parent and child, Echo Dot has no conscience or moral values. If anyone - no matter how young - asks for anything, an answer is provided without ethical consideration....More»
  • Worship Saved John Piper's Marriage Jan 7, 2017

    SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (ANS -- January 7, 2016) -- He is one of the most influential pastors, authors, and theologians in America. Recently he shocked an interviewer by revealing that he and his wife had deep struggles in their marriage, but corporate worship played a decisive role in changing John Piper’s attitude toward his wife....More»
  • Francis Chan: Don't waste your Life; Help Complete the Great Commission Jan 7, 2017

    LAKE FOREST, CALIFORNIA (ANS -- January 7, 2016) -- Noted author and preacher Francis Chan urged believers not to waste their lives on fruitless pursuits, but to join with him and others focused on planting churches among the remaining unreached people groups of the world. "We have to mobilize to get the Gospel to these people," Chan declared at the Finishing the Task conference December 8th at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California. "But the other thing we're accomplishing is helping people not to waste their lives. They are doing something you know God wants. You know it has eternal significance," he told a group of mission-minded leaders at the conference....More»
  • Jeremy Lin News: Injuries Are Godly Lessons About Gratitude, Humility Jan 7, 2017

    After suffering from two separate hamstring injuries that have kept him on the sidelines for much of the season, Jeremy Lin is choosing to focus on what God is teaching him from the setbacks. Lin, the 28-year-old guard who was signed to the Brooklyn Nets last year, hasn't had the opportunity to play up to his full potential after missing 17 games due to a hamstring injury he suffered on Nov. 2. Then, on Dec. 26, Lin was sidelined again after he injured his left hamstring....More»
  • Billy Graham Answers: When Should Parents Bring Children to Church Jan 6, 2017

    It is never too early for parents to bring their children to church, according to famed evangelical preacher the Reverend Billy Graham. ...More»
  • Greg Laurie Answers 'Will We Recognize One Another in Heaven?' Jan 6, 2017

    Greg Laurie, a popular pastor and evangelist in Southern California, said believers can expect to recognize one another in heaven, as it would not make sense for people to know less in the afterlife than they do on earth. ...More»
  • Can Unhealthy Eating Affect Your Spiritual Life or Ministry? Jan 6, 2017

    There is a direct relationship between physical health and spiritual health, says Pastor Shane Idleman of Westside Christian Fellowship church in Leona Valley, California....More»