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Indian High Court Stands Up for Christians Persecuted by Hindu Nationals

Even though the high court told the persecution to stop, local authorities have looked the other way, according to Christians in the region

Kansas Middle School Ends Operation Christmas Child After Atheist Complaint

Kansas school decides to stop participation in Samaritans Purse Christmas Boxes after atheists saidl participation was unconstitutional

100+ UK Religious Leaders Take Legal Action Over Ban on Sunday Worship Services

+100 church leaders are taking legal action against the English and Welsh gov't for forcing houses of worship to close due to COVID-19

Justice Alito Sounds Alarm: ‘Religious Liberty Is in Danger of Becoming a Second-Class Right’

Alito: COVID resulted in unimaginable restrictions on individual liberty... Religious liberty is in danger of becoming a 2nd-class right

Pew: Christians Still Most ‘Harassed’ Religious Group in the World

Christians are harassed in more countries than members of any other faith, according to a study by the Pew Research Center.

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

School District Retroactively Changes Policy to Justify Ban on ‘Jesus Loves Me’ Mask: Lawsuit

Mississippi school retroactively banned religious expression on face masks a day after ordering a student to remove her “Jesus Loves Me” mask

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."

Scottish Hate Crime Bill Would Criminalize Offensive Dinner Table Conversations

Scotland’s new odious hate crime bill would criminalize dinner table conversations if their ‘offensive’ content is reported to police

North Korea Jails, Executes Anyone Who Owns a Bible, Shocking Report Says

A new report by watchdog details horrific violations of religious freedom within North Korea, including torture and public execution.

Blind Christian Once Banned From Public Park for Sharing Her Faith Wins Religious Freedom Case

A Christian woman once banned for two years from a Rhode Island public park for sharing her faith has had her liberty restored to her.

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

2 Churches Win Religious Rights Court Victory Over COVID Orders But The Fight Is Far From Over

In what has been called a victory for religious freedom, a fed. judge sides with 2 churches, granting injunction against COVID orders

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.

Ken Ham: Conversion Therapy Bans Are a “Trojan Horse”

These “conversion therapy bans” are Trojan horses that pave the way for the bridling of free speech & criminalization of biblical principles

FRC Preps Lawsuit Against Tech Company Accused of Targeting Them for ‘Religious Discrimination’

Family Research Council responds to tech company that abruptly terminated their contract right before their "Pray, Vote, Stand" broadcast

Ben Carson Investigates Religious Discrimination After Senior Housing Resident Ordered to Remove Christian Books

Dr. Ben Carson is investigating a complaint concerning the violation of religious liberties at a senior apartment complex in Oklahoma.

Faith-Based Adoption Agency Can’t Be Closed for Refusing to Place Kids with Gay Couples, Fed Court Rules

A federal judge rules Christian adoption agency cant be forced to shut down over policy of placing children with married heterosexual couples

Christian Provincial Cabinet Member Ousted for Pro-Life Facebook Post

The premier of Nunavut stripped a Christian cabinet member of his portfolios for posting to Facebook his opposition to abortion.

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...

Professor’s Policy to Remove Students for ‘Intentional Misgendering’ Draws Scrutiny

A professor at Brooklyn College in New York's policy prohibited the “intentional misgendering” of the professor or anyone else in the class.

SCOTUS Justices Thomas, Alito Slam 2015 Same-Sex Marriage Decision Calling it Threat to ‘Religious Liberty’

2 Justices said Monday the SCOTUS case demanding states recognize gay-marriages, isn't Constitutional & threatens "religious liberty" of many.

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

Jeffress On Dems Attacking SCOTUS Nominee: They Cannot Hide Their Contempt For Conservative Christians

Jeffress: "The danger here for the democrats is an image problem. They're already becoming known as the godless party"

UPDATE: Hotel That Booted Christian Pro-Marriage Event Backs Down, Apologizes

Hotel apologized to a Pastor for halting a marriage seminar that was underway in one of its conference rooms and evicting the attendees.

Pompeo Implores Christians to ‘Be Bold in Their Faith,’ Exercise Their Right to Religious Freedom

Pompeo: "Wherever you may find yourself, exercise your right to religious freedom. Be open. Be clear about who you are."

Religious Freedom at Stake: Kroger Workers Say They Were Fired for Not Wearing Pro-LGBT Aprons

Kroger accused of violating civil rights after firing employees for requesting a religious exemption from wearing Pro-LGBT aprons.

Pastor To Officials Threatening Jail: ‘Bring it on!’

"I don't mind being a little apostolic if they want to tuck me into jail. I'm hoping for a jail ministry," MacArthur said. "So bring it on!"

California Judge Issues Order Allowing LA County to Ban Worship for MacArthur & Church

Ellis: "The County’s argument was basically ‘because we can,’ which is the very definition of tyranny... We will fight for religious freedom"

Black Christian Lives Apparently Do Not Matter

"Stop the killings", "Our lives matter" said Nigerian Christians gathered in London accusing international media of "a conspiracy of silence"

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.

‘Church is More Essential Than Ever’: Church Appeals Case Banning ALL Acts of In-Person Worship

A California church has appealed its case to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals concerning Gov. Newsom's ban on ALL indoor worship services.

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.

Relentless Persecution: LA County Goes After Church Parking Lots to Stop In-Person Worship

LA County tells Grace Community Church it is terminating the Church's lease agreement for its parking lots, in another attempt halt service.

Atheist Group Armed with New law in UK to Report Bible, Church sermons for ‘Hate Speech’

The United Kingdom's Christian Institute is warning that the Bible could be criminalized in Scotland if a hate-crime bill becomes law.

Uganda Man Dies, Cousin in Critical Condition after Being Beaten by Family for Converting to Christ

One young Christian man in Uganda has died after family members beat him for leaving Islam while his cousin, also beaten, clings to life

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.

MacArthur Prevails – Judge Denies LA County’s Fourth Attempt to Shut Down Grace Community Church

Judge denies LA County's application for a restraining order against John MacArthur & Grace Community Church, upholding religious freedom.

First Liberty Institute: 9 Out of 10 Say ‘Cancel Culture’ Pressures People to Hide Faith

First Liberty: "We’re finding that people of faith in America are fighting back against the pressure of cancel culture."

Trudeau Shutting Down Parliament Nixes Two ‘Evil’ Anti-Life & Anti-Family Bills

Although prorogation may allow Trudeau to escape scrutiny of parliamentary committees into his criminal actions, there may be a silver lining...

Town Paints Over Noah’s Ark Display on Playground After Atheist Group Complains

After complaint from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, a City in Massachusetts agreed to paint over a Noah's Ark Display.

37 Christians Killed So Far This Month in Nigeria as Outcry Grows Louder

Reports indicate 37 Christians have been killed in Nigeria's Kaduna state so far this month by Muslim Fulani extremists.

Pastor John MacArthur’s Religious Freedom Upheld in Los Angeles County Superior Court

LA Superior Court announces they will not prohibit Pastor John MacArthur and Grace Community Church from holding indoor worship services.

Christian Pastor & Wife Flee Iran—Only Hours Before Reporting to Evin Prison

Only hours before an Iranian Christian was due to begin her prison sentence, she & her husband Victor reportedly fled their homeland of Iran.

Pastor John MacArthur & Grace Community Church Under Attack by Los Angeles County

LA continues unconstitutional attack against MacArthur & Grace Community Church, asking they be held in contempt for holding Sunday Service.

Pastor Defies Health Officials: Restriction on Worship ‘Has Nothing to do with the Virus’

McCoy: "We have to engage in the public square because this experiment in liberty which is God's idea, it has to be defended by the churches"

University Instructor Warns Anti-BLM, Pro-Life Views ‘Grounds for Dismissal’

Iowa State University instructor’s syllabus warned students that anti-Black Lives Matter and pro-life viewpoints are “grounds for dismissal.”