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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.”

Federal Judge Rules KY Christian Wedding Photographer Can Refuse Service to Same-Sex Couples

A federal judge issued an order allowing Christian wedding photographer to turn down services for same-sex weddings without being penalized.

‘Historic Win’: Pastor John MacArthur Handed Religious Rights Victory in California Court

A California judge ruled in favour of the church's constitutionally protected right to keep their doors open, and have in-person fellowship.

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'

President Trump: What’s Happened to Christians in the Middle East is ‘Criminal’

The President said the ongoing concern over persecuted Christians is a part of the overall US negotiations in the region.

Nevada Governor Fines Banned Church For Holding Service In Opened Casino

Even though the service was held at a casino that complied with the order, Nevada’s Democrat Gov. Steve Sisolak punished and condemned the gathering.

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.

Christians Worship in Walmart After Police Disperse Congregation: ‘This Just Further Affirms the Bias’

"If people can safely gather at a Walmart to worship, then it is absurd to suggest that the actual house of worship is any more dangerous"

Ventura County Sues Pastor After Authorizing Legal Action to Enforce COVID-19 Health Orders

Pastor McCoy said he was "willing to go to jail" and "willing for them to take our building" rather than comply with the state and local orders.

Pro-Life Christian Documentary Removed From Amazon Prime Without Warning

Producer: “The problem is you have these big tech companies that are suppressing pro-life content. We saw it with ‘Unplanned’... We see it all the time”

California Church Threatened with $1,000 Daily Fine for Opening Doors Amid Lockdown

California Church threatened by city with $1000 daily fine if their church doesn't comply with the order for church closure: 'It's about targeting churches'

‘We Are Standing for the Cross’: Christians Unite as Antifa Activists Threaten to Tear Down Cross

A Christian college in Oregon is standing against radical activists who want to deface or tear down a cross that has stood on the campus for decades.

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.

‘They Threatened Our Children’: Chinese Christian Families Facing Separation & Relentless Persecution

Communist China sends Christian adopted children back to their birth parents, threatens to send Christian children to government re-education camps.

‘It Will Be Churches Next’: Bank Bans UK Christian Ministry Accounts After ‘Mob Rule’ Campaign

A Christian ministry in the UK says they’ve received death threats and the bank accounts shut down following a “mob rule” campaign from LGBTQ activists.

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.”

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

Cancel Culture Comes to Church: Media Ignore Attacks on Christians

As long as the media & political leaders choose not to address these stories, attacks on believers & lawlessness will increase just like the Bible predicted

California Governor Re-Orders Shut Down of Churches in 30 Counties Amid Rise in Covid-19 Cases

California Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday ordered a massive retrenchment of the state's reopening, shutting buisness's and Churches statewide.

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.

Supreme Court Says Employers Can’t Be Forced to Violate Their Pro-Life Religious Beliefs

Supreme Court upholds religious exemptions for pro-life employers who don't want to be forced to provide contraception, including abortion-inducing drugs.

Christian Photographer Sues to Stop Virginia from Fining Him for Sharing His Marriage Beliefs

A photographer based in Virginia, filed a lawsuit against the commonwealth this week, arguing a new law could threaten his religious freedom & business.

Ohio Governor Signs Law Protecting Religious Expression in Public Schools

A bill protecting religious expression of public school students “before, during and after school hours” has been signed into law by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine.

Churches Continue to Fight Back in Court Against State Lockdown Orders

Across the country, lawsuits have mounted as houses of worship fight back against restrictions limiting how many people can gather for services.

Ban on Praying & Protesting Outside Abortion Clinics Discussed in UK Parliament

Labor Party MP raises topic of abortion clinic buffer zones in the UK House of Commons; Fiona Bruce responded that such a law would damage free speech.

Senate Dems Renew Push for So-Called ‘Equality Act’; Conservatives Warn Bill Majorly Threatens Freedoms

Conservatives say this deceptively titled bill will undermine freedoms; Sen. Lankford: 'The Equality Act says ‘you no longer have the right to disagree'

Canada Prevents Hospice from Avoiding Euthanasia by Voting to Become a Christian Organization

BC judge blocks hospice society from voting on becoming a Christian society, which if adopted would exempt it from legal obligation to allow euthanasia.

Amazon Continues to Discriminate Against Religious Conservative Groups

Amazon has doubled down on its efforts to exclude conservative nonprofits from its charity donation program AmazonSmile based on recommendations from SPLC.

Franklin Graham: SCOTUS Transgender Ruling ‘Erodes Religious Freedoms’ Across US

People of sincere faith who stand on God’s Word as their foundation for life should never be forced by the government to compromise their religious beliefs.

Supreme Court Rules 1964 Civil Rights Act Protects LGBTQ Employees

Supreme Court rules term “sex” applies to sexual orientation, gender identity; many warn ruling will have “seismic implications for religious liberty”

Trump Admin Overturns Obama Rule, Doctors Won’t Be Forced to Perform Trans Surgeries and Abortions

The Department of Health and Human Services finalized a rule on Friday that overturns an Obamacare rule that attempted to normalize transgender ideology.