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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?"

Coptic Christian Executed by ISIS-Linked Group in Warning to Egyptian Christians

“While we have been preoccupied in this country with political battles, the coronavirus, and more, radical Islam is still at work...”

Montana Gov. Signs Bill Prohibiting Gov’t from ‘Burdening’ Citizens’ Religious Liberty

The new law prohibits gov't from “burdening” an individual’s religious liberty, gives citizens the right to sue if rights have been infringed

Biden Admin. Appeals to Force Christian Doctors, Hospitals to Perform Trans-Gender Surgeries

“Pray that this move will be stopped and Christian medical personnel will not be stripped of their First Amendment rights"

Billy Graham Ministry & Scottish Church Booted from Rental Space Over Biblical Beliefs

"We made it clear to the venue at the time of booking we're a Christian organization–This is anti-religious discrimination, plain & simple"

GraceLife Pastor Takes Church Underground: ‘The Church Isn’t A Building, It’s a Blood-Bought People’

"They know they're going to be judged in accord with the Word of God & they still continue to persevere in their obstinacy. This is defiance"

ADF Files Motion To Intervene In ‘Radical’ Lawsuit Attacking Religious Schools

“It doesn’t solve them. It creates constitutional violations by discriminating against the schools for operating according to their faith.”

SCOTUS Rules Against CA’s Restrictions on Bible Studies, Prayer Meetings in Private Homes

The majority opinion said, that California "treats some comparable secular activities more favorably than at-home religious exercise"

Canadian MP launches national petition to open church barricaded by police

This petition already has +5.3K signatures; “This act is tyrannical gov't overreach, and is a direct violation of Canadian Charter rights"

Wedding Photographer Challenges NY Laws Compelling Her To Do Gay Weddings

“I serve clients from all backgrounds, but the gov't is attempting to tell me what to do, what to say, & what to create based on its beliefs, not mine."

Canadian Police Barricade, Fence Church to Keep Worshippers Out After Pastor Released From Jail

"Clearly, our Charter and criminal code mean nothing as long as the government can come up with a good enough story to disregard it."

9th Circuit Upholds California COVID Restriction Against Home Bible Studies

"Our court today trudges out another denial of relief to those seeking to practice their faith in the face of discriminatory restrictions."

Witnesses: China Imprisoning Christians in Underground ‘Brainwashing’ Torture Centers

Eyewitnesses in a report that CCP officials imprisoned them in mobile “brainwashing” centers designed to make them renounce Christianity

Christian Actress Who Was Fired for Biblical Beliefs on Sexuality Now Ordered to Pay $414,000

"I do not believe homosexual practice is right, though the law of this land has made it legal doesn't mean it is right."

UK Judge Rules ‘Overwhelmingly In Favor’ of Franklin Graham in Discrimination Case

“I am grateful the courts have once again reiterated that the freedom to speak only what is not offensive is not freedom of speech at all"

Court: Forcing Christian Professor to Use ‘Preferred Pronouns’ is ‘Unacceptable Religious Hostility’

"This case forced us to defend what used to be a common belief—that nobody should be forced to contradict their core beliefs just to keep their job"

Embrace The Left’s Agenda or Be Erased From Existence In The ‘Modern’ Society

In the name of tolerance and “inclusiveness,” they make it clear that no dissent from their own Marxist opinions will be tolerated.

‘Blatant Religious Discrimination’: Federal Court Takes Univ. of Iowa to School for Canceling Christian Club

Federal appeals court ruled the Univ. of Iowa officials who kicked a Christian student club off campus can be held personally accountable

Appeals Court Hands Coach Fired For Prayer Another Loss

Court of Appeals rejects former football coach's argument that his 1st Amend. rights were violated when he was fired for praying after games.

China Arrests at Least Ten Christians in Raid of Private Bible Study

China targeted Church members with “surveillance & harassment,” barring them from religious activities & communicating with each other

University Scientist Calls for ‘Tracking & Reporting’ of Students Taking Creationist Courses

University biologist is calling for creationist courses and degrees to be labeled on a student's transcript to maintain "national norms"

CA Bill Proposes Removing Cops Who Express Religious Or Conservative Beliefs

“This is a blatantly unconstitutional violation of religious liberty and freedom of speech. It is also a tyrannical abuse of power”

LGBT Activists Sue Canadian Pastor For Preaching Biblical Morality

This Pastor is the canary in the coal mine — if this case succeeds, we'll see a major effort to uncover sermons critical of the LGBT agenda

Freedom From Religion Foundation warns FBI to stop praying at bureau events

The FFRF wrote a letter to the FBI demanding that it provide a list of anything remotely related to the Christian faith.

Muslims Sent To Threaten, Rape & Attack Church After Imam’s Wife Turns to Christ

Pastor: “I've been receiving messages alleging my Christian activities of converting Muslims to Christ will be met with severe punishment"

Scottish Christians Urge Parliament to Add Religious Expression Amendments to Hate Crime Bill

"We believe the bill should clarify that holding traditional Biblical views on marriage or gender identity could not be seen as hate crime.”

Supreme Court Sides With Student in College Free-Speech Case

‘It‘s undisputed [he] experienced a completed violation of his constitutional rights when respondents enforced their speech policies against him’

Judge Dismisses Bail Appeal, Keeps Canadian Pastor Behind Bars

The Pastor will remain in jail 2 months after judge dismissed bail appeal, which block his release unless he agrees to not hold church

‘Deeply Troubling’: Biden Fires Attorney Who Defended Religious Liberty of Employees

An attorney within the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission who had gained a reputation for defending religious liberty was fired by Biden

Canadian Church Fined $83K for Hosting In-Person Worship Service Amid Pandemic

A Canadian church was ordered to pay $83K by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice following an in-person church service in January.

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On the surface, they are celebrating what the Bible calls lust and perversion of God’s original design, but another sin may be the root...