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Hong Kong Legislature Approves Communist Party ‘Loyalty’ Laws

Hong Kong’s legislature approved new powers allowing city’s gov’t to fire public officeholders deemed “disloyal” to the CCP.

AP Laments Loss Of Gaza Bureau, Which Shared Office Space With Terrorist Org. Hamas

The Associated Press is lamenting the loss of its Gaza bureau, which was housed in a high-rise building in Gaza City that was destroyed by an Israeli airstrike on...

European Jews Brace For Antisemitic Attacks Spurred by Gaza Unrest

Many fear the conflict will increase assaults; in 2014, Europe saw a massive wave of antisemitic violence amid Israel-Hamas fighting

Packing the Supreme Court: An Attempt to Stamp Out Religious Liberty?

If Dems succeed in packing SCOTUS what freedoms now protected will they first try to cancel? Here’s our guess: Religious liberty.

Why Christianity And Critical Race Theory Cannot Coexist

Critical race theory sees oppression based on skin color as society’s main problem. The scriptures say sin is and Jesus is the only solution

AZ Senate Asks County to Address ‘Serious Issues’ Uncovered in ongoing Election Audit

The president of the Arizona Senate asks Maricopa County to address “3 serious issues” that have arisen in the ongoing audit of 2020 election

Louisiana Becomes 4th State to Recognize Anniversary of Roe v. Wade as ‘Day of Tears’

Louisiana joins three other states to pass a resolution to publicly mourn the anniversary of SCOTUS's decision to legalize abortion.

Erdogan Tells Putin International Community Must Teach Israel a ‘Strong Lesson’

Turkish President tells Russian President that the international community should teach Israel a lesson about its conduct toward Palestinians

Devastating: Netherlands Euthanized More People Than Ever in 2020

A record high number of people were euthanized in the Netherlands in 2020, according to horrifying new reports from the region.

3 Killed In Tel Aviv Hamas Rocket Attack

Red alert sirens sounded in central Israel Tuesday evening as Hamas appeared to make good on its threat to launch rockets at Tel Aviv.

Ignoring Rocket Fire, Foreign Media Focuses on Israeli Airstrike ‘Aggression’

Foreign Media frame the current conflict as largely a product of Israel’s alleged aggression, as opposed to a cycle set in motion by Hamas.

Jerusalem Day Festivities Shaken By Rockets, Violent Riots

Rioting broke out in the Old City of Jerusalem and on the Temple Mount as rockets were fired towards Israel’s capital.

Gaza Terrorists Fire Hundreds of Rockets at Israel; IDF Pummels Hamas Targets

At least 28 Israelis hurt, 3 seriously; 23 Palestinians said killed, military says most were Hamas or were killed by errant Gazan rockets

Rockets Fire Toward Jerusalem & Gaza Border Communities Amid Rising Escalation

According to Zilberman, “Hamas will feel that our response to this event...it will not last several minutes, but days.”

Chinese Military Discussed Weaponizing COVID In 2015 ‘To Cause Enemy’s Medical System To Collapse’

PLA scientists note how a surge of patient hospitalization during a bioweapon attack "could cause the enemy’s medical system to collapse'

Canadian March For Life Will Forge Ahead In-Person, Despite Lockdowns

“Despite COVID-19.. we do still have a constitutional right to peacefully demonstrate, as delineated in our Charter of Rights and Freedoms,”

BREAKING: 12+ Iranian Gunboats Swarm 6 U.S. Warships, Dozens Of Warning Shots Fired

“Over a dozen Iranian gunboats harass formation of six U.S. warships including guided-missile submarine Georgia"

Canadian Pastor Who Told Police To ‘Get Out’ Arrested After Holding Church Service

A Canadian pastor who went viral last month for ordering out police who showed up to his church on Easter weekend was arrested Saturday for violating COVID-19 limits on gatherings set by a new court order. Pastor Artur Pawlowski,...

Disney Pushing Critical Race Theory Training On Employees

“As Disney and other woke corporations plunge America into the bitterest cultural conflict in memory, they deserve to feel shame, not pride.”

Premier Swedish Hospital Nixes Puberty Blockers and Trans Treatments for Minors Under 16

The decision makes Sweden the 1st country with a major hospital to abandon the protocol of administering puberty blockers for minors.

17 Policemen, 200 Palestinians Hurt as Hundreds Riot on Temple Mount

Israeli police burst into the Temple Mount compound on Friday evening after Palestinians threw rocks and bottles at officers, as widespread clashes in Jerusalem spread to the holy site...

Massive Fire Erupts Near Iranian Nuclear Plant; Iran Releases Video Threatening Israeli Facility

A massive fire broke out near the Islamic Republic's only functioning nuclear power plant late on Friday night.

Lawlessness: Terrorist Mobs Burn Police Alive in Colombia

Eyewitnesses say the assailants were attempting to burn police officers alive and, in some cases, succeeded in setting them on fire.

European Countries Condemn Israel for Construction in Jerusalem

The governments of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Britain on Thursday issued a statement condemning Israel for approving construction in the Har Homa neighborhood of Jerusalem. “We urge the Government...

Twitter Suspends Accounts Promoting Posts From Trump’s New Blog

Twitter confirmed on Thursday that it had suspended multiple accounts over reposting content from a new blog of former President Donald Trump.

Parents, School Boards, Unions Clash over Classroom Masks Across Country: ‘Unmask Our Kids Now!’

"It’s child abuse. No ifs, ands or buts about it. This has become political. Government overreach is done.”

Russia Fires Supersonic Anti-Ship Cruise Missile in ‘Signal to NATO’

Russia's Navy has test-fired a supersonic anti-ship cruise missile in the Black Sea in a show of force ahead of NATO military exercises.

Jared Kushner to Found ‘Abraham Accords Institute for Peace’ To Build on Deal

Kushner is founding the "Abraham Accords Institute for Peace," to work on deepening agreements Israel reached last year.

Wash. State Increases Capacity Limit For Churches That Implement ‘Vaccinated-Only’ Sections

Sports stadiums, entertainment venues and churches in Washington state can set up “vaccinated only” sections to increase their capacities under COVID-19 restrictions, Gov. Jay Inslee said Monday. Inslee issued new...

Report: Police bar Jewish visitors from Temple Mount until further notice

Move is designed to ward off further tensions after clashes and riots in east Jerusalem amid the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Syrian Armed Forces Accuse Israel Several Pre-Dawn Aerial Strikes

The Syrian Armed Forces have accused Israel of several pre-dawn raids on the Mediterranean port city of Latakia, in what was a rare attack.

Judge Denies Gov’t Request to Close Canadian Church That Has Defied COVID Orders

"Whatever it takes, God will help us. God is the supreme judge, and what God does, what God allows is... it will be the best for his kingdom."

Thousands in Montreal Protest Against COVID Lockdown, Curfew, Mask Mandate & Coming ‘Vaccine Passports’

A growing number of people are fed up with being treated like prisoners for simply wanting to embrace their constitutional rights & freedoms.

Viral Video: Mother Presses 6-Year-Old Daughter: ‘Are You A Boy Or Are You A Girl?’

In a viral video, a mother claimed she pressed her six-year-old daughter asking the little girl, “Are you a boy or are you a girl?”

CCP Advances Efforts to Wipe Out Christianity by Removing Bible Apps, Christian WeChat

The Chinese government is taking further steps to remove religious materials from the hands of Christians as the Communist regime strives to eliminate the faith community. Francis Liu from the...

Texas Town Votes to Declare Itself ‘Sanctuary City For the Unborn’

“Today is a victory for life and proof that the silent majority will still stand up for its Christian conservative values,”

EU Moves to Stop Funding Palestinian Terrorists, Inciting Textbooks

“This is a really important step in the fight to prevent UNRWA from inciting many thousands of children every school-day to violence, extremism & antisemitism."

Nathan Jones: Ready for the Rapture

All of these end times signs laid out are happening. We know that Jesus is coming soon. And, because He’s coming soon, we need to, “Be ready!”

John Kerry’s Anti-Israel Stance Speaks For Itself

Kerry would do well to reflect on why accusations surrounding his attempts to undermine Israel are completely plausible.

Canadian Court Empowers Police to ‘Do Anything Necessary’ to Disrupt Church, Find Pastor

If anyone tries to impede their actions, the judge permitted law enforcement officers “to do anything necessary” to detain & arrest Pawlowski.

DeSantis Calls Systemic Racism ‘Horse Manure,’ Blasts Critical Race Theory As ‘Race-Based’ Marxism

"It’s a very harmful ideology... a race-based version of a Marxist-type ideology. So we’ve banned it in our schools here in Florida."

Connecticut Ends Religious Exemptions for Mandatory Vaccinations of Students

“This is a dangerous trend of erosion of our liberties and First Amendment rights,” the Children Health Defense statement reads.

Sen. Bill Hagerty Aims to Make Big Tech Platforms Common Carriers

“It’s a novel and innovative bill that protects American consumers from runaway censorship by Silicon Valley tech overlords..."

UK Pastor Arrested For Saying Marriage is Between a Man & a Woman

A Christian pastor in the UK was arrested by police after a member of the public reported him for the “homophobic” comment of saying that marriage was between a...

Human Rights Watch Issues First Israeli Apartheid Accusations, Calls For UN Sanctions

US-based NGO Human Rights Watch has accused Israel of the crime of apartheid for the first time in the organization’s 43-year history.

Critical Race Theory Is About to Face Its Day(s) in Court

Critical race theory is about to face a major test: a spate of lawsuits alleging it encourages discrimination targeting whites & Christians