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‘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.

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.

China Cracks Down on Christian Evangelization of Youth

The regulations declare that teachers avoid all “evil cult practices,” code for foreign religions, like Christianity, banned by the gov't.

‘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.

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

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.

Pastor John MacArthur Files Declaration Against LA County’s Repeated Attacks to Shut Down Church

For the 4th time, LA County is attempting to attain a court order to close the doors for in-person worship at Grace Community Church.

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.

Professors Propose Making COVID Vaccinations Mandatory: ‘Do Not Honor Religious Objections’

Professors call for mandatory vaccinations with no allowance for religious objection, and "disincentives" to ensure compliance.

Empowered by Executive Order, USAID Steps Up Help for Persecuted Groups

USAID announces that it has formalized steps to apply more fiscal and human resources to assisting persecuted religious groups globally.

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"

Chinese Govt Cracks Down on All Religious Material in Churches, Must be Approved by Communist Regime

CCP has started inspecting books, photo albums, newspapers, & literature printed by churches in effort to further regulate religious affairs.

‘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.

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"

Government is Not God, And the Church IS Essential

Double standards abound and our religious freedoms are in jeopardy. In case you haven’t noticed, America is at a tipping point.

China Churches Allowed to Open Only if They Promote the Communist Regime & Slander USA

Christian Churches have been told in china they must meet strict guidelines in order to open; The primary rule -- loyalty to the Communist Party.

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.

Calvary Chapel Chino Hills Defies California Church Restriction: ‘Satan Doesn’t Want People to Know Christ’

Calvary Chapel Chino Hills refuses to obey California Lockdown order and is keeping their doors open: “Satan doesn’t want people to know Christ”

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.

Pastor, Church Member Die for Proclaiming Christ in Eastern Uganda

Muslims warned Christians to stop evangelizing, when they would not, radical Muslims beat & drowned a 25-year-old Pastor and a 22-year-old church member.

Facebook Tells Christian Organization Death Threats Against Them Were Not a Violation

Man Threatens to “kill every single person” at a Christian organization, Facebook reportedly said his words didn’t constitute a policy violation.

‘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.”

California Churches Defy Gavin Newsom’s Lockdown Order: Christ Is Head of the Church

Jack Hibbs: "The church transcends the governments of this world & the politics of this world because the church is a living, breathing, divine institution"

The ‘Pandemic of Hope’ in Iran: Upsurge in Iranian Muslims Converting to Christianity

While Covid has ravaged Iran’s government & economy, a popular Christian satellite channel reports an upsurge in Iranian Muslims converting to Christianity

US Supreme Court Rules Against Nevada Calvary Chapel on Attendance Cap During Covid

The Supreme Court has rejected a Nevada church's request to strike down a state restriction limiting attendance at religious services as unconstitutional.

Christians Around Globe Forced To Choose Between Abandoning God Or Being Refused Aid

Persecution watchdog says it is “inundated” with reports of Christians worldwide who are asked to renounce their faith in exchange for emergency COVID aid.

Chinese Government Orders Low-Income Families to Abandon Their Christian Faith or Lose Financial Aid

In the Chinese government's continuing persecution of Christians, poor families are now being told to renounce their faith or lose welfare benefits.

Radical Muslims Attack, Threaten Christian Family in Kenya

Muslim extremists brutally beat Christian siblings in Kenya; Mothers says family has been receiving threats to withdrawal case from the police.

Cuban Pastor Freed From Prison; USCIRF Calls for Release of Journalist

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom announced the long-awaited release of Pastor detained in Cuba for homeschooling his children

Why the Silence? Nigeria: 50+ Boko Haram Attacks on Christians Go Unreported

Boko Haram Islamic terrorists carried out over “fifty different attacks on different communities between the end of 2019 to June 2020,” the EYN has revealed

Law Change Further Threatens Christians, Other Religious Minorities in Iran

A change in legislation passed by the Parliament of Iran could make it easier to arrest, imprison Christians and other religious minorities in that country.

Pastor Beaten by Mob, Church Set on Fire as Violent Christian Persecution Escalates in India

India has seen a sudden increase in attacks on Christians as more people are circulating since the COVID-19 lockdown was lifted.

Family Research Council Addresses Christian ‘Genocide’ in Nigeria; Calling it a ‘Bloodbath’

Family Research Council denounces “bloodbath” in Nigeria, as radical Islamists carry out largely unreported slaughter of the nation’s Christians.

Hong Kong Pastors Face Arrest, Extradition to China with New Security Laws: Watchdog

China’s blueprint for national security in Hong Kong puts pro-democracy activists, including pastors, at risk of being extradited & tried in mainland China.

Mike Pompeo Assails China’s ‘Decades-Long War on Faith’

Pompeo blasted China’s egregious violations of religious liberty, telling journalists the CPP has been waging a “decades-long war on faith.”

Chinese Churches Can Reopen… If They Preach Party Doctrine

While coronavirus restrictions may be lifting for state-approved churches in China, many find themselves facing an even more dangerous situation...