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High School Senior Faces Disciplinary Hearing for Opting Out of LGBTQ Program

“We hope President Torres ends the school administrators’ clearly unlawful behavior and protects the religious liberty of every student"

Twitter Censors Focus on the Family, Accuses Them of ‘Hateful Conduct’

Attacks against free speech by big tech has quickly escalated into a full-blown censorship campaign targeting and silencing Christians.

As California Reopens, Judge Upholds Democrat Gov. Newsom’s Ban on Indoor Church Services

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled CA Gov.'s prohibiting churches from indoor services didn't discriminate against Christians

Robert Jeffress: ‘Slippery Slope’ Set For Muzzling of Christians, Their Beliefs

The Biden administration is promising some quick and radical action as soon as it takes office – leading one political activist to warn America...

Open Doors Releases 2021 Persecution Watch List

Open Doors releases 2021 World Watch List, ranking top 50 countries where it is most dangerous to be Christian.

S. Carolina School District Settles Lawsuit with Atheists Over Student-Led Prayer

South Carolina has agreed to pay $187,000 in a settlement to the AHA in order to protect the religious liberty of students and employees.

L.A. County Backs Down, Say Churches Can Worship Indoors Due to Supreme Court Rulings

following the Supreme Court's ruling in favor of churches religious liberty, LA County Saturday dropped its ban on indoor worship services

Nasdaq Proposes ‘Diversity Rule’ Pushing US Companies to Include LGBTQ Directors on Boards

Tony Perkins: "If NASDAQ's capitulation to woke ideology succeeds, look for financial profits of shareholders to be exchanged for cultural profits of the left"

Hohmann: Dem. Document Surfaces Demanding Biden Clamp Down On Conservative Christians

Group backed by congressional Dems touting a “Secular America” sends document to Biden urging him to strip 1st Amd. rights from Christians

SCOTUS Delivers Another Win For Houses Of Worship

Religious Freedom victory: Supreme Court issues order siding with Colorado church in one case and a priest & rabbi in New Jersey in another.

School District Re-Recognizes Christian Student Group A Year After Threatened Lawsuit

Victory for Religious Liberty of students: High School finally agrees to re-recognizes fellowship of christian athletes group

Pastor In India Attacked By Hindu Extremists, Locked In Room & Left To Die

Violence against Christians in Bihar state has increased in the past two years, with attacks on house churches and pastors happening weekly.

State Department Designates Nigeria Among World’s Worst Religious Freedom Offenders

US State Dep. says Nigeria is among 10 nations identified as Countries of Particular Concern for violating international religious freedom.

Australia Bill to Ban All ‘Conduct’ Not LGBTQ-Affirming, Including Private Conversations, Sermons & PRAYER

Depending on how serious the VEOHRC deems the offense, an “offender” could face up to 10 years in jail and a fine of $200,000.

Norway Expands Transgender ‘Hate Speech’ Law to Include Private Comments in One’s Own Home

Norway's parliament voted to expand its current law to include both private and public remarks designated "hate speech" against transgenders.

‘Religious Freedom Is a Human Right’: Swiss Court Suspends COVID Ban on Worship

“Given that other public gatherings are still permitted, we do not see the proportionality of this restriction — it targets religious groups in a discriminatory way"

SCOTUS Must Protect Religious Freedom From Abuse of Power Amid Pandemic: Kelly Shackelford

"If they don’t stand-in for the people, then people have no freedoms because it’s the court’s job to protect & to speak for the Constitution"

US Supreme Court Steps in After Months of California Discrimination Against Churches

The US Supreme Court tossed a lower federal court ruling that had denied California churches a chance to make their case.

Human Rights Advocates Sound Alarm on ‘Christian Genocide’ Unfolding in Africa

Muslim terrorists are launching attacks across Africa; "I can tell you that every minute the world is asleep is another minute someone dies"

Canadian Police Block Church Members from Drive-In Service

Canadian police officers stopped a church congregation from holding a drive-in worship service on Sunday morning in Manitoba.

German Court Hands Restaurant Owner Religious Liberty Victory

“In a free society, everyone should be able to share their beliefs without fear of criminal investigation or censorship."

New Bill In China Would Prohibit Foreign Missionaries From Evangelizing

Foreigners will be unable to speak freely about God in China, should a new communist bill be put into law.

America’s Founders Meant to Keep Government Out of the Church, Not God Out of the Government

when our Founders came up with the First Amendment, were they trying to keep government free from religion? Or religion free from government?

Supreme Court: Pandemic No Excuse to Discriminate Against Religious Groups

Major victory for religious freedom: In 5-4 ruling, SCOTUS justices told NY Gov. he can’t use COVID to discriminate against houses of worship

California Church Asks Supreme Court to Block Coronavirus Restrictions on Gatherings

Harvest Rock Church is turning to the Supreme Court for an emergency injunction blocking an order from Gov. Gavin Newsom houses of worship

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...

Theater Critic Backs Christian Actress Fired For Beliefs

The message is: if you "express biblical views, you will be punished & will lose your career if you do not renounce your beliefs"

30-Year Military Chaplain Fired from Air Force – His Crime? Biblical Views on Sexual Morality

Former Air Force chaplain wants to enlist believers in fight for religious freedom after he preached a message that led to his dismissal

California Strip Club Granted More Rights Than Churches

An interesting recent development in California showcases how churches are indeed being unconstitutionally discriminated against.

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 many in the...

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