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3,000+ Church Leaders Sign Letter to Australian Prime Minister Opposing Vaccine Passport Mandate

Thousands of church leaders in Australia signed a letter addressed to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, urging the government not to enforce vaccine passports in...

Destruction, Killing of Christians Continues Unabated in Nigeria

3,400 Nigerian Christians killed this year by militants through end of July, already nearing last year’s record bloodshed.

China Offers Cash to Citizens to Spy on Christian Neighbors, Report ‘Illegal Religious Activities’

A new reward system is being used in China as a way to crack down on Christians who engage in "illegal religious activities."

Report: Taliban Killing People Found with Bibles on Their Phones

“We’re hearing from reliable sources that the Taliban demand people’s phones, and if they find a downloaded Bible on your device, they will kill you immediately"

Church Leader Warns ‘The Taliban Are Going to Eliminate the Christian Population of Afghanistan’

"The Christian community in Afghanistan is strong. They're trusting Jesus, they're walking with Jesus, despite the potential of being eliminated by the Taliban"

Hindu Nationalists in India Rally Against Christians: “Let Us Drag People From the Churches”

“Let us drag people from the church and stop conversions at any cost,” President of the Chhattisgarh BJP reportedly said.

Victory For Conscience & Common Sense: Fed. Judge Blocks Biden Admin’s Transgender, Abortion Mandate

“Everyone benefits when doctors are able to follow their professional medical judgment and their Hippocratic Oath to ‘Do No Harm.’”  

Washington Florist’s Religious Liberty Case Not Over Yet, Lawyers Contend

Despite SCOTUS refusal to hear an appeal from florist Barronelle Stutzman, the devout Christian’s legal recourse still might not be over.

DOJ Abandons Lawsuit it Filed on Behalf of Pro-Life Nurse Forced to Participate in Abortion

The nurse was misled into participating in what she was told was a procedure following a miscarriage, only to find out in operating room it was an abortion

‘Anti-Racist’ Facebook Group Secretly Planned To Disrupt School To Get Christian Gym Teacher Fired

The group, targeted teacher Tanner Cross after he publicly opposed a proposed policy regarding transgender students

10th Circuit Rules State Can Force Christian Web Designer To Make Websites Conflicting with Her Beliefs

“How many more creative professionals will have to suffer before they receive recognition of their constitutionally protected freedoms"

Chinese Authorities Raid Online Church Service, Force Pastors to Stop Preaching

Authorities forced the Pastors to stop preaching as other Chinese Communist Party officials enclosed on the church building

Beliefs Or Livelihood: Michigan Farmers in Court to Defend Their Rights

"The city of East Lansing is asking us to choose between the peaceful expression of our beliefs and our livelihood. No one should have to face that choice.”

University of Iowa Found Guilty of Discriminating Against InterVarsity Group

“The good news is that they’ve been held accountable, and school officials nationwide are on notice,” the senior counsel stated.

Settlement, Apology Sends Strong Statement for Religious Freedom in the UK

“This is an important moment for religious freedom in the UK... My prayer is that this case will encourage Christians to stand firm.”

Christian Group Barred From Arenas in W. Australia Because Biblical Views Do Not Align With ‘Government’s Views’

ACL Managing Director wrote: “So, apparently the WA government won’t allow venues to host people who disagree with them. Welcome to China."

‘Dark Days for Religious Liberty’: Journalist Likens Canadian Church Arsons to ‘Kristallnacht’

“I’m reluctant to use the word ‘Kristallnacht'... But what do you call it when literally dozens of churches are being systemically vandalized, torched?"

Ohio Budget Provision Allows Conscience Exemption for Medical Workers

“Americans are afforded the freedom to live according to deeply held ethical, moral and religious beliefs. This necessarily includes doctors."

IRS Reverses Course; Grants Religious Group Tax-Exempt Status

After national backlash, IRS reverses decision to deny Ministry tax-exempt status by claiming "Biblical teachings" were too similar to GOP

Hobby Lobby Faces Backlash for Ad Declaring America is ‘One Nation Under God’

"Hobby Lobby is being attacked for running some beautiful full-page newspaper ads on July 4. These positive ads have outraged enemies of God’s Word"

Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Appeal of Christian Florist in Same-Sex Wedding Case

“They have misused the law to try and force foster care, adoption agencies, bakers, photographers, and florists to change their views on marriage"

Canadian Pastor Tim Stephens Released from Jail: ‘We Serve A Higher Authority’

"We're serving a higher authority than even our governing authorities. We're trying to serve God. That will always be our commitment"

Army Chaplain’s Facebook Post on Transgender Military Policy Almost Cost Him His Career

Military chaplains enjoy freedoms like free speech & religion, except when liberal superiors decide to punish for the “wrong” policies

Poll: Overwhelming Majority of Americans Support Religious Freedom

“In an era of hyper-partisanship, freedom of religion retains broad, bipartisan support among Democrats, Republicans and Independents.”

Protesters Gather Around Alberta Prison To Support Arrested Pastor

A group of pastors and protesters gathered around the Calgary Remand Centre in Alberta to support Pastor Tim Stephens, who was jailed earlier this...

‘Disturbing Trend’: The Weaponization of The Justice System to Ruin Those With Whom Activists Disagree

“He is standing up for his rights to decline to be a part of something he doesn’t believe in. In taking this stand, he is fighting for all of our rights to do the same"

Christian Non-Profit Denied Tax-Exempt Status by IRS For ‘Republican Beliefs’

The IRS denied the group tax-exempt status, stating that “Bible teachings are typically affiliated” with the Republican Party.

SCOTUS Unanimously Rules Gov’t Can’t Discriminate Against Faith Bases Organizations

Franklin Graham: "Religious agencies and organizations should not be forced to go against their beliefs and biblical standards."

Texas Gov. Signs Bill Prohibiting Government From Closing Churches, Places of Worship

Texas Gov. signs bill prohibiting gov't from ordering churches close: “1st Amendment right to freedom of religion shall never be infringed"

Canadian Pastor Arrested on New Charges After ‘Underground Worship’ Following Church Building Seizure

Pastor Tim Stephens was arrested on Monday afternoon on new charges, after Fairview Baptist Church gathered for underground worship

Ontario Adoption Officials Reject Christian Family That Disagreed With Gender Ideology

Gender ideology has gone from the fringe to the mainstream, with all its major tenets now enforced by the Canadian federal government.

Alberta Premier Misrepresents Constitution & Bible In Speech Claiming Pastors Violated ‘Biblical Mandate’ By Breaking Lockdown Rules

Without citing specific scripture, Kenney claimed assembling for church contrary to lockdowns is a “reckless disregard” of “biblical mandate"

Illinois School Reverses Decision to Ban 2nd Grade Girl From Bringing Her Bible to School

Parents of a 2nd-grader were outraged after their daughter's Bible was taken away for reading scripture aloud, while other kids listen

Pakistani High Court Acquits Christian Couple on Death Row

The Lahore High Court in Pakistan on June 3 acquitted a Christian couple sentenced to death on charges of blaspheming Islam.

‘May God Be Glorified’: High School Threatens to Censor Valedictorian’s Christ-Centered Speech, Then Relents

A Michigan public high school has reversed course after initially objecting to its Christian valedictorian’s prepared remarks as “a sermon”

Christian Doctor in India Suspended after Encouraging Patients to Pray

“This is the state of religious freedom in our state, we can be booked for a conversation that we might have with people of other faith[s]."

Realtor Quits Over Pressure From Trade Group to Affirm Gay Marriage

“My broker informed me I cannot continue to talk publicly about Christian views re: LGBTQ+ issues if I want to remain with this brokerage.”

China’s Communist ‘Christ’: Re-Writing God

The CCP plans to turn the Scriptures into another piece of regime propaganda by rewriting them beyond all recognition.

Canadian Crackdown: Third Alberta Pastor Arrested For Holding Church Services

“I don’t think they understand that Christians are committed to follow the lord Jesus Christ regardless of the consequences,” the Pastor said

Report: 4 Out of 5 People Live in Countries That Restrict Religious Freedom

New Report from the DoS, “4 out of every 5 people in the world” live in environments with high or very high restrictions on religious freedom

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.

HHS’ New Gender Policy Threatens Religious Liberty, Conscience Protections

“This policy is really about forcing hospitals and medical professionals to adhere to leftist ideology regarding sexuality and gender”

How the Church Should Respond to Cancel Culture

America finds itself in a culture that “cancels” everything opposed to the mainstream moral narrative, & the church stands at the front line

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...

Permit Denied For National Day of Prayer at US Capitol For First Time In 70 Years; What Does This Mean for America?

After almost 70 years, the National Day of Prayer this year looks very different in Washington DC. That is because the permit to hold...

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."

Finnish Politician Charged With ‘Hate Speech’ for Expressing Biblical Views on Homosexuality

“I cannot accept that voicing my religious beliefs could mean imprisonment. My statements were all based on the Bible’s teachings...”

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...

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.

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...

‘Sickening’: Pastor Who Threw ‘Gestapo’ Police From Church Gets Another Visit, Kicks Them Out Again

“You would think this would happen in China, in Russia, but it’s happening here in a Western democracy. What are you going to do about it?"

Report: Wuhan Lab Sought Funding to Create, Release ‘Enhanced’ Coronaviruses into Bats

Researchers wanted to create chimeric viruses that were “genetically enhanced to infect humans more easily, & requested $14 million from DARPA to fund the work”

Mastercard & UN Join Forces With CO2 Monitoring Credit Card That Tracks, Cuts Off Spending When ‘Carbon Max’ Reached

Get ready for a Chinese-style social credit system scoring when it comes to your personal spending habits and how they impact “climate change.”

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