World News With Biblical Relevance 

November 26 2020

Decision Magazine

Decision magazine and decisionmagazine.com exist to communicate the Good News of Jesus Christ, inform and challenge readers about key cultural and Biblical issues, and extend the ministry of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

Free Speech Wins in Challenge to Counseling Bans for Same-Sex Attracted, Gender-Dysphoric Children

A three-judge panel of the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down bans on therapy for children who struggle with unwanted same-sex attraction or...

LGBTQ Group Calls on Biden to Pull Accreditation From Religious Schools

The LGBTQ advocacy group is effectively calling for Christian institutions to be coerced into sexual revolution or stripped of accreditation

Portland Amends City Charter To Be ‘More Inclusive Of All Gender Identities’

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler that the city would remove gender language from its city charter to be “more inclusive of all gender identities.”

New Jersey Bill Introduced Calling Abortion a ‘Fundamental Right’ Up to Birth

Last month, New Jersey lawmakers proposed the Reproductive Freedom Act, a bill that would allow abortion procedures to be performed throughout all nine months of pregnancy.

Christian Ministry to Sue Bank for Closing Its Account Following LGBT ‘Mob Rule’

The Bank followed the lead of Facebook, PayPal and Mailchimp, which closed down CIT’s accounts after pressure from LGBT activists.

Nevada Church Again Petitions Supreme Court on COVID Restrictions

Alliance Defending Freedom: “There is no constitutional right to gamble, but there is one that protects attending worship services"

High Court Hears Philadelphia Religious Liberty-Foster Care Case

Kavanaugh: What I fear is that the absolutist & extreme position would require us to go back on the promise of respect for religious believers

Will Graham: What is Truth?

However, the Bible has a lot to say about truth that directly contradicts much of what the world have to say about the matter.

Second-Highest English Court to Hear Case of Censured Judge Fired for Christian Values

“I am fighting this battle... I do not want Christian beliefs to be barred from important positions in public life."

New Canadian Bill Would Require Porn Sites to Ban Minors

The Protecting Young Persons from Exposure to Pornography Act (Bill S-203) requires pornographic websites to ban access to anyone under 18

International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians

Christians worldwide to unite today in prayer for believers who face opposition, violence and sometimes death because of their faith in Jesus

Polish Abortion Activists Target Churches Following High Court’s Pro-Life Ruling

Radical abortion activists target churches across Poland after highcourt rules law allowing abortion for fetal disability unconstitutional

Welsh County Council Overturns Ban on Lord’s Prayer

Bridgend County in southern Wales reversed its decision to ban mourners from corporately reciting the Lord’s Prayer during funeral services.

University of Northern Iowa Rejects Pro-Life Club, Calls It a ‘Hate Group’

Student government at UNI rejects a request for university recognition of a "Students for Life" club, labeling them a “hate group.”

Christian Animator Blacklisted for Refusing to Bow to LGBTQ Agenda

Twenty-three-year-old Emily Arunt, a skilled animator and a student at Regent University, knew that her Christian faith set her apart from many in the animation community,...

Vice Presidential Debate Highlights Stark Policy Differences

VP Debate shows start contrast: Rev. Graham: "Many 'political issues' are actually, and more importantly, biblical and moral issues."

Netflix Indicted by Grand Jury For Lewd ‘Cuties’ film

A Texas grand jury recently indicted streaming service Netflix for disseminating “lewd visual material” with its film “Cuties.”

Supreme Court To Hear Christian College Students’ Free Speech Case in Early 2021

SCOTUS to hear case of collage student who was stopped by school officials on multiple occasions for passing out Christian literature

Tens of Thousands Expected to Join Franklin Graham at D.C. Prayer March Saturday

"Churches can show all of Washington—and the nation—that we believe in the power of prayer and need more of God in America, not less."

Vietnam Frees Jailed Pastor After Pressure From United States

“This shows the importance of American elected officials speaking out against oppression & promoting the importance of religious freedom"

Survey: 30% of Self-Described Evangelicals Don’t Believe Jesus is God

Nearly 1/3 US evangelicals surveyed rejected the deity of Christ and nearly 1/4 of evangelicals said “gender identity is a matter of choice”

Tech Company Cuts Contract With Family Research Council Over SPLC’s ‘Hate Group’ Label

Tech company terminates contract with the conservative, Christian-based FRC, citing the designation as a “hate group” by the far left SPLC.

Religious Freedom & Pro-Life Groups Enthusiastic After Trump Adds to SCOTUS List

Religious freedom, pro-life groups are expressing enthusiasm over names President Trump added to his list of potential Supreme Court nominees

‘I Prefer God’s Law’: Christian Judge in Colombia Refuses to Perform Same-Sex Marriage

"I prefer God’s law, because I prefer to please my Lord Almighty God before human beings,” the Judge Ramiro Flórez said.

Pastor in United Kingdom Told by Police to Stop ‘Offending’ LGBTQ Community

U.K. police recently told a Christian pastor that if he offends the LGBTQ community, he could be breaking the law.

Trump Promises to Fully Defund Planned Parenthood if Re-Elected

Trump: “With your help, I will win re-election, ensuring we have another 4 years to fight in the trenches for unborn children & their mothers”

South African LGBTQ Groups Pressure President to Target Religious Freedom by Removing Conscience Protections

South African gay activists pressure president to force state-employed marriage officers to officiate LGBT marriages despite religious beliefs

Charlotte’s ‘Jesus Saves Guy’ Continues to Proclaim Good News Despite Opposition

Bethea was telling people, “Jesus saves. Jesus loves you,” when protesters approached him and accused him of distracting from their cause.

Family Research Council: Alaska LGBTQ Youth Counseling Ban Not Anchored in ‘Scientific Truth’

Anchorage Assembly chose to move forward with a measure that would “strip parental rights, freedom of speech and freedom of religion.”

Cissie Graham, Abby Johnson Urge Americans to Vote for Religious Liberty & Life

Cissie Graham Lynch, and Abby Johnson at the 2020 RNC urged Americans to consider religious liberty & the sanctity of human life in November.

Judge Blocks Idaho From Implementing Ban on Transgender Athletes

Federal judge blocks state law that would've prevented biological males who identify female from playing girls’/women’s amateur sports.

Empowered by Executive Order, USAID Steps Up Help for Persecuted Groups

USAID announces that it has formalized steps to apply more fiscal and human resources to assisting persecuted religious groups globally.

Blind Woman Banned From Park for 2 Years for Sharing Gospel

'Banning a blind woman from entering a public park simply because she offers people religious material is outrageous & discriminatory'

Appeals Court Delivers Blow to Florida School District in Transgender Bathroom Case

Federal appeals court rules school district violated civil rights of transgender students by restricting restroom use to biological sex.

Kamala Harris: No Friend of Pro-Life, Pro-Family, Freedom Loving Christians

Biden's running mate has already drawn criticism for her allegiance to the Abortion Industry and LGBT Activists, often at the expense of Religious Liberty.

Appeals Court Lifts Ban on Pro-Life Laws in Arkansas

Cotton: "After years of obstruction and delay, Arkansas is one step closer to protecting unborn babies from the barbaric method of dismemberment abortion"

Orlando Magic’s Jonathan Isaac Faces Backlash for Standing During Anthem: ‘I Still Stand in Jesus’ Name’

Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac turned heads last week when he decided to remain standing during the national anthem while the rest of his team kneeled in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Coach Fired for Praying on Field Returns to Appeals Court Fighting for Religious Freedom

"We must protect the right of every American to engage in private religious expression, including praying in public, without fear of getting fired.”

The ‘Pandemic of Hope’ in Iran: Upsurge in Iranian Muslims Converting to Christianity

While Covid has ravaged Iran’s government & economy, a popular Christian satellite channel reports an upsurge in Iranian Muslims converting to Christianity

Marine Corps Cancels Seminar Because Atheist Group Objects to Speaker’s Christian Bio

An Air Force Academy professor’s seminar for military lawyer reservists was cancelled after atheist group complained about lecturer’s Christian affiliation.

Federal Appeals Court Allows Christian Adoption Agency’s Lawsuit to Proceed

Federal appeals court Tuesday ruled in favor of a faith-based adoption agency after reversing a federal district court’s decision to dismiss agency’s case.

Woman Sues Religious Based Hospital for Refusing to Perform Transgender Surgery

A woman presenting as a trans-man is claiming she was discriminated against after a religious hospital refused to perform a hysterectomy

Facebook, Instagram Ban Content Deemed ‘Conversion Therapy’

The Left has derisively referred to any counselling for men & women experiencing unwanted same-sex attraction or gender dysphoria as “conversion therapy.”

Radical Muslims Attack, Threaten Christian Family in Kenya

Muslim extremists brutally beat Christian siblings in Kenya; Mothers says family has been receiving threats to withdrawal case from the police.

Biden Threatens to Overturn Contraceptive Mandate Exemption for Religious Groups

Following SCOTUS decision allowing religious orgs to opt out of covering abortion drugs & contraceptives Biden pledged to overturn the exemption if elected.

Cuban Pastor Freed From Prison; USCIRF Calls for Release of Journalist

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom announced the long-awaited release of Pastor detained in Cuba for homeschooling his children

UK Christian Group Makes Strides in Fight Against DIY Abortion Legislation

Lawyers for Christian Concern launch legal challenge against DHSC, arguing government’s altertion of abortion policy "usurps proper parliamentary procedure"

Groundless Claim Dropped Against Mother Who Objected to Drag Queen Story Time

A mother of four in Queensland, Australia, has emerged successfully from months of legal wrangling as well as personal harassment from an LGBT activist.

New Poll Reveals Increase in Americans’ Support of Unbiblical Behaviors

Gallup’s New Values and Beliefs poll shows the dark reality of what many Americans now deem to be morally “acceptable” behavior.

Trump Signs Executive Order to Strengthen the Nation’s Child Welfare System

Trump signs executive order aimed at improving the child welfare system, including bettering partnership between state agencies & faith-based organizations.

California Bans State Travel to Idaho Over Transgender Laws

California AG announced state employees would soon be banned from taking publicly funded trips to Idaho because of recently passed Trans-gender laws.

Dems Threaten to Remove Ohio Official for Saying Planned Parenthood Targets Black Lives

The Democratic auditor of a county in Ohio could be booted from his own party after posting a tweet suggesting Planned Parenthood targets black communities.