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I found this article, it is about a year old I don't know if this is old news, but I found it very interesting.  A Coptic priest is converting muslims, by using there own doctrine against them.

http://article.nationalreview.com/print/...2U1YjYyZjE=

By the way does anybody know what Coptic Orthidox is? I tried to google it and only came up with some mindless fundimental protestant ramble.
Coptic Orthodox Church is a schismatic church, based in Egypt, which rejects the jurisdiction of the Pope. Instead, the Coptic Church has their own "pope" or patriarch, Pope Shenouda II. They are known for their ancient desert monastic tradition. 

It appears as if the Hadith is just as sexually liberal as the Jewish Talmud. That's what happens when men make up their own religious principles!
Don't foget there are also Catholics in Communion with Rome who follow the Coptic Rite.
Yes, Didishroom, but the question was about the Coptic "Orthodox" Church.
I'll be attending a Coptic liturgy soon. I hear they're one of the strictest.
Behold the Coptic Catholics.

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anthony Wrote:I hear they're one of the strictest.




"US Exchange Student Starved"
From Wire Reports Jerry Harkavy, The Associated Press

HALLOWELL, Maine – Jonathan McCullum was in perfect health at 155 pounds when he went to Egypt to spend the school year as an exchange student. But when he returned home to Maine four months later, the 5-foot-9 teenager weighed a mere 97 pounds and was so weak that he struggled to carry his baggage or climb a flight of stairs. Doctors said he was at risk for a heart attack. Jonathan says he was denied sufficient food while staying with a family of Coptic Christians, who fast for more than 200 days a year. But he does not view the experience as a culture clash. Rather, he said, it reflected stingy treatment by his host family. "The weight loss concerned me, but I wanted to stick out the whole year," he said. After returning to the U.S. on Jan. 9, he was hospitalized for nearly two weeks. The 17-year-old has regained about 20 pounds, but his parents say he's not the same boy who left for Egypt under the auspices of AFS Intercultural Programs. "He was outgoing, a straight-A student, very athletic. Now, he's less spontaneous and more subdued," said Elizabeth McCullum. Jonathan's parents said the exchange program should have warned them that students placed with Coptic families would be subject to dietary restrictions. Marlene Baker, communications director at AFS headquarters in New York, referred calls to the program's lawyer, Patricia Peard, who said she could not comment because of the potential for a lawsuit. Jonathan's host family has a daughter who was in the U.S. on an AFS exchange, plus two younger boys. Jonathan said the parents gave him the smallest portions, hid treats in their bedroom and complained that his upkeep cost more than they spent on their daughter when she was home. The host father, Shaker Hanna, rejected Jonathan's story as "a lie," suggesting that he made it up because his parents were hoping to recover some of the money they paid for his stay as compensation. "The boy we hosted ... was eating for an hour and a half at every meal," Mr. Hanna said. "The amount of food he ate at each meal was equal to six people." Jonathan said he never got breakfast and his first food of the day usually was a small piece of bread with cucumbers and cheese that he would take to school for lunch. There was a late-afternoon dinner consisting of beans, vegetables and sometimes fish, and a snack of bread later in the evening. Still, Jonathan did not complain to his parents. His father suspects he may have fallen victim to Stockholm syndrome, in which people start to feel a sense of loyalty to those who victimize them. Shortly before Christmas, Jonathan's parents got e-mails from their son and one of his teachers about seeking a new host family. They also saw a picture of him on Facebook indicating he had lost a lot of weight. In early January, the teacher sent another e-mail saying Jonathan was "in bad shape" and "really, really NEEDS to go home." The McCullums said AFS provided false assurances that he had seen a doctor and was in good health. Since its founding as an ambulance corps during World War I, AFS has arranged exchanges for 325,000 students from more than 50 countries. The McCullums said AFS discourages family contact, believing the distraction would run counter to the goal of immersing students in local culture. "They told us to have as little contact as possible, and we bought into it," Mrs. McCullum said. The Committee for Safety of Foreign Exchange Students, a nonprofit advocacy group, said exchange programs are rampant with instances of abuse and neglect. "This is not an isolated incident," said the committee's director, Danielle Grijalva of Oceanside, Calif. "I'm aghast, but I'm not shocked."   Jerry Harkavy, The Associated Press