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Grieving family and friends await investigation results

Ramon Garcia Salazar, 31, was standing with his father, Juan, on Saturday morning November 14, hoping to be chosen from among a group of men for a day's work in manual labor. He and his father were selected, but each for different job locations.

It was the last time the father saw his only son alive.

Something went terribly wrong at about 10 a.m. as deputies responded to a 911 disturbance call to the Subway restaurant located at the 2900 block of Rubidoux Boulevard in Jurupa Valley.

Salazar was shot by deputies and died from injuries sustained inside the restaurant as he allegedly charged at them with a hammer.

  • Photo at left: Salazar's mother, Enriqueta, and father, Juan, grieve at graveside services November 21 with over 200 mourners in attendance. - Photos InterChurch News.






- Photo at left: Salazar's graveside service include his daughter, Linda (9), wife Petra Campos, and son, Ramon (4). They attend a Menifee evangelical church.


Laid to rest, questions remain

Where did paramedics take Salazar? Did the taser miss or malfunction? What does the in-store video surveillance reveal? Are sheriff's deputies trained to kill or disarm a man wielding a hammer?

- Photo at left: Salazar is laid to rest Saturday, November 21, with over 200 mourners attending the graveside service at Menifee Valley Cemetery.

News - 2015

Kentucky County Clerk jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses after US Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage

IC News - Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis, was jailed September 3, 2015 as she defied a judge's order to issue marriage licenses with her name on the marriage certificate seal.

Davis refused on religious grounds to issue any marriage licenses since the June 26th, 2015 US Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage.

She spent five days in jail and was released. 

- September 2015

Senate votes 90-0 for Iran to release Abedini, others; Feinstein, Boxer cosponsor resolution

IC News - U.S. Senate Republicans and Democrats all agreed its time for Iran to release pastor Saeed Abedini from his eight year prison sentence.

Sponsored and introduced by Senator James Risch (R-ID) on May 7, Senate Concurrent Resolution 16 stipulated it is U.S. policy the government of Islamic Republic of Iran should immediately release pastor Saeed Abedini and two other imprisoned American citizens, and the U.S. government should undertake every effort and diplomatic tool to secure their release.

The resolution passed unanimously without amendment May 11, 2015.

California senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer were among others who signed on as cosponsors of Concurrent Resolution 16.

Calvary Chapel missions pastor Abedini has served nearly three years of his eight year prison term.

He was charged with "endangering national security" while assisting with an orphanage project and has suffered prison beatings from guards to recant his Christian faith.

- May 2015

The new holocaust: when will U.S. respond?

"And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony of Jesus and because of the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received the mark on their forehead and on their hand and they came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years." - Revelation 20:4 New American Standard Version


InterChurch News recommends readers e-mail the president, senators and congressman to encourage them America is fully committed to help end the war crime atrocities and genocide of Christian and other non-muslim civilians by Islamic State and Boko Haram, click here.

-May 2015

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Catholic education group opposes honors and platforms to proponents of same-sex marriage

IC News - The Cardinal Newman Society, a Catholic education society, issued a statement March 11 to encourage Catholic schools, colleges and universities to not honor any CEO or executive of the 379 companies included in a friend-of-the-court brief filed March 5 to encourage the U.S. Supreme Court to sanction same-sex marriage throughout the United States.

"[W]hat these companies have done is to attack the very foundation of society, the family, for the purpose of compliance, reducing costs and boosting profits," stated Cardinal Newman Society president Patrick Reilly.

"We will publicly warn Catholic families and their bishops and pastors about any school, college or university that chooses to honor any board member or senior leader of the 379 corporations and business groups that joined the March 5th brief," Reilly said.

The 379 companies attempting to persuade the U.S. Supreme Court to rule in favor of same-sex marriage include Apple, Bank of America, Google, Microsoft, Target and Verizon Communications.

"Any such honor," Reilly continued, "does harm to the Catholic church and undermines our bishops, who have clearly explained why Catholics must defend marriage without compromise."

- March 17, 2015

Calvary Chapel mission's pastor imprisoned in Iran suffers beatings from his prison guards

IC News - Pastor Saeed Abedini, an American, is suffering from internal injuries as a result of being beaten and tortured in an Iranian prison for over two years by prison guards, according to attorney Jay Sekelow of American Center for Liberty and Justice (ACLJ).

Born in Iran, Abedini, 34, converted to Christianity, married and moved to Boise, Idaho with his family and attended the Calvary Chapel there.

Having been confronted by authorities for his Christian faith before, he nevertheless went back to Iran to assist in an orphanage project where he was then arrested. 

Sentenced to eight years, his charges were "endangering national security."


- March 15, 2015

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