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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

‘True Face of the Communist System’: Cuban Pastor Arrested as Church Demolished by Regime

Authorities in Cuba demolish church that has long been a target of the communist regime, arrested pastor who streamed the demolition

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."

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.

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

LA Times Falsely Reports Outbreak; Smears MacArthur & Church as Irresponsible, Superspreaders

Amid intense court battle, LA Times publishes misleading article falsely claiming Grace Community Church has been struck with COVID outbreak

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.

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

WATCH: Young Man Tears Down Large Christian Cross Outside UK Church in Broad Daylight

Man caught brazenly tearing down London church cross, adding to evidence Christianity is increasingly under assault around the globe

Religious Material Classified as ‘Contraband’ as Persecution by China’s Communist Party Broadens

Persecution by China's communist party intensifies as government officials ban the publishing of religious materials not approved by gov't

Christian Pastor in US Facing Threats on His Life From Chinese Communist Party as Protesters Descend on Home

Pastor Bob Fu, founder of the faith-based group ChinaAid, is in a protected location after threats against his life from CCP.

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.

‘Time to Choose Faith over Fear’: California Church Hosts ‘Freedom Sunday’ Calling for Churches to Reopen

"It’s time to choose faith over fear. It’s time to honor God over man. It’s time for a court that will honor and uphold our First Freedom."

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...

‘OPEN YOUR CHURCH’: Pastor John MacArthur Releases Video Explaining Why ‘Church Is Essential’

Pastor John MacArthur of Grace Community Church in LA released a video explaining why “church is essential” and urged other churches to reopen

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.

Woke Oregon Professor Blames ‘White Christians’ for West Coast Wildfires

University professor alleges “white Christians” are to blame for West Coast wildfires because of their “denial of climate science.”

DOJ Blasts D.C. Mayor for ‘Silencing’ Churches: ‘There Is No Pandemic Exception to the Constitution’

DOJ lawyers: "The bottom line remains the same: there is no pandemic exception to the Constitution and our fundamental rights"

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.

College Football Coach Ousted for Posting ‘All Lives Matter to Jesus’ Sign

An Illinois University football coach's departure came after he posted a sign on his door: “All Lives Matter to Our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ"

VA Ministries, Christian Schools, & More Sue to Stop Pro-LGBT Act That Punishes People with Biblical Values

VA fights lawsuits from Christian orgs over LGBT laws forcing people of faith to adopt a particular gov't ideology under threat of punishment

Judge Bars Wisconsin School District From Hiding Students’ Gender Identities From Parents

The memo, “Guidance & Policies to Support Transgender, Non-binary & Gender-Expansive Students,” violates parental rights and religious liberty

China Teaches Students that Jesus Stoned Woman to Death, Changes Biblical Passage in Textbook

The Biblical account where Jesus forgives a woman committing adultery was altered by a Chinese textbook to make our Savior out to be a killer

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.

MacArthur Prevails – California Court Says Church and Pastor Entitled to Trial

As the legal battle for Religious Freedom continues, John MacArthur and Grace Community Church have prevailed again before California courts.

AG Barr Highlights ‘Crucial Link Between Religion & Liberty’, Warns of Assault by ‘Militant Secularists’

Attorney General William Barr says religion in public life is under assault in America, leading to what he called "dire" consequences.

Pompeo Blasts Communist China for Cracking Down on Christians, Seeking to Rewrite Bible

Pompeo blasted the atheist CCP in China for persecuting Christians & trying to rewrite the Bible to Communist Chinese objectives.

Churches—Open or Die, Fight or Fade Away

I believe that if some churches don’t open soon, they won’t open at all. The agenda is clear to those who are looking through a biblical lens

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"

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!"

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.

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"

‘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.

Seattle Church Fights State Abortion Mandate: ‘No Church Should Be Forced to Cover Abortions’

The State of Washington is attempting to force churches to violate their religious beliefs in order to cover abortions in health insurance.