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Monday, April 19, 2021

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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"

People’s Lives ‘In the Hands of the State’: Spanish Lawmakers Vote to Legalize Euthanasia

Spain's conservative Party plans to challenge the law in the Constitutional Court saying it puts people's lives "in the hands of the state"

Christians Concerned over New Welch Law Requiring Children Be Taught about Humanism

The Alliance Defending Freedom says a new bill would force schools in Wales to teach humanism gives the state control of a child’s education.

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.”

Count Rules Anti-Semitic Attacker Won’t Be Charged Because He Has ‘Delusional Fear’ Of Jews

“Prosecution blames mental illness for the crime. We join AJC in calling for the attack to be recognized for what it is—an act of Jew-hatred"

Democracy At Risk! French Election Chaos Erupts – New System Sparks Backlash

Emmanuel Macron triggers major backlash after his gov't tabled an amendment to radically change electoral law ahead of next year's election.

Poland Announces Massive Fines for Tech Giants Engaging in Censorship

Dep. Polish Justice Min.: Big Tech companies have for too long been targeting conservatives, Christianity... the Polish gov't is saying "enough!"

German Pro-Life Group Challenges Officials Who Banned Prayer Outside Abortion Counseling Facility

“By prohibiting even silent prayer near a pre-abortion counseling center... authorities have gone beyond what could be considered reasonable"

Employment Tribunal Hears Case Of Christian Actress Fired Over ‘Homophobic’ Facebook Post

Seyi Omooba filed a lawsuit with the employment tribunal against Curve Theatre and her former agents for religious discrimination.

New Study Reveals Top UK Universities Among ‘Most Restrictive’ for Free Speech

The 3 highest-ranked UK universities are among the most restrictive for free speech, according to a new report from a British think tank

Thousands Of Italian Restaurants Open In Mass Protest Of Lockdown Rules

50K restaurants open in Italy in defiance of strict lockdown measures. The mass civil disobedience campaign was launched under #IoApro (#IOpen)

Major Bank Warns It Could Cancel Accounts Of Unmasked Customers In Branches

British bank HSBC has warned their customers that entering branches without wearing a mask could result in the withdrawal of their accounts.

Report: 90% of Babies With Down Syndrome Are Aborted in the UK

Nine in 10 pregnant women in the U.K. who know their child will have Down syndrome abort the baby, The Telegraph reported this week.

6.3 Earthquake Hits Croatia Leaving Widespread Damage & Multiple Dead

Strong earthquake in Croatia destroys buildings and kills at least 7 Tuesday southwest of the capital, displacing scores of area residents

Spain ‘To Register’ Those Who Refuse Covid Vaccine; Share Registry With Other EU Counties

The vaccine will not be mandatory, but whoever decides not to do so will be on a "registry" which will then be shared with EU countries.

Norway Expands Transgender ‘Hate Speech’ Law to Include Private Comments in One’s Own Home

Norway's parliament voted to expand its current law to include both private and public remarks designated "hate speech" against transgenders.

‘Religious Freedom Is a Human Right’: Swiss Court Suspends COVID Ban on Worship

“Given that other public gatherings are still permitted, we do not see the proportionality of this restriction — it targets religious groups in a discriminatory way"

UK High Court: Children Under 16 ‘Unlikely’ To Be Able To Give Informed Consent for Puberty Blockers

“It is doubtful that a child aged 14 or 15 could understand & weigh the long-term consequences of the administration of puberty blockers"

Parts of Paris in Flames as Mass Protests Erupt Against Security Bill

Mass protests and riots broke out on the streets of Paris against a proposed law that would criminalise the filming of police in France.

Theater Critic Backs Christian Actress Fired For Beliefs

The message is: if you "express biblical views, you will be punished & will lose your career if you do not renounce your beliefs"

UK lists Jerusalem separately from Israel on COVID-19 travel advisory

"The [Foreign Office's] decision to define Jerusalem as a territory separate from Israel is offensive and hostile."

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

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.

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."

UK Raises Terror Threat Level to ‘Severe’ Following Deadly Attacks in Europe

The threat level of severe means an attack is considered highly likely. It is the country’s second-highest level.

Sweden Health Minister Encourages “Abortion Tourism” Following Poland’s Pro-Life Ruling

A top health official in Sweden welcomed Polish women to come there to abort their unborn babies after Poland’s ruling to protect the unborn.

Boris Johnson Announces Month-Long National Lockdown of England

Boris Johnson announced that England would undergo a second nationwide lockdown through the start of December, ahead of the winter holidays

Scottish Hate Crime Bill Would Criminalize Offensive Dinner Table Conversations

Scotland’s new odious hate crime bill would criminalize dinner table conversations if their ‘offensive’ content is reported to police

Greece and Turkey Struck by Large Pair of Earthquakes

Greece, Turkey suffer the effects of two very large deadly earthquakes on Friday, with Turkey currently taking the majority of the damage

Three Dead as Woman Beheaded in Knife Attack in Nice, France

A knife-wielding attacker beheads woman and kills two others at a church in the French city of Nice on Thursday, police and officials said.

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

Poland’s Top Court Rules to Protect Babies with Congenital Conditions from Abortion

Poland’s highest court ruled Thursday that aborting a preborn child because of a poor prenatal diagnosis is unconstitutional

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.

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

Jewish Cemeteries, Holocaust Memorial Desecrated in Greece After Neo-Nazi Leaders Jailed

Jewish cemeteries and a Holocaust memorial have been desecrated in Greece, just days after neo-Nazi leaders were jailed in a landmark trial.

‘Unbelievably Evil:’ Netherlands Legalizes Euthanasia for Terminally Sick Children Under 12

The European country of the Netherlands has agreed on plans to make euthanasia legal for terminally ill children under the age of 12.

France Opens Terror Probe After Teacher Beheaded in Paris Suburb

A man armed with a knife beheaded a school teacher in front of his school in Paris in an attack that was being treated as terrorism

UK National Health Service Defends Giving ‘Sex Change’ Drugs to 10-Year-Olds

NHS England defends giving hormone blockers to children, as woman sues gender identity clinic for rushing young people into sex changes

Israel Slams German Art College For ‘Embracing Anti-Semitism’

Israel embassy in Berlin accuses college of antisemitism for program titled “School for Unlearning Zionism” that denies existence of Israel

Dozens Stage Attack on Police Station in Paris Suburb

About 40 people armed with metal bars and using fireworks as projectiles tried to storm a police station in the Paris suburbs Saturday night

Violent Floods In Italy, France Sweep Dead Bodies From Cemeteries To Shores Of Mediterranean

Severe flooding in Italy and France have left 12 dead so far, but rescuers are also finding corpses long dead that washed down to shore.

German Police Threaten Israeli With Crime For Show Of Israeli Flag

German Muslims call young Israeli musician a ‘Nazi,’ police said she provoked demonstrators and was ordered to leave for holding Israeli flag

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.

French Prosecutors Treating Machete Attack Near Former Charlie Hebdo Offices as Terrorism

French prosecutors are investigating a machete attack near the former offices of Charlie Hebdo as terrorism, according to reports.

Hungarian PM: Schools Must Protect Children from ‘Gender Ideology & Rainbow Propaganda’

“Schools should protect the ideal and values of the family, and should keep minors away from gender ideology and rainbow propaganda.”

State Dept. Official Claims Hezbollah is Storing Ammonium Nitrate Throughout Europe

A senior US Counter-Terrorism State Dept official has accused the Iran sponsored terror regime of storing ammonium nitrate throughout Europe

Warner Bros. Produces Danish Children’s TV Show Asking Kids To Evaluate Naked Adult Bodies

A Danish Warner Bros. TV show for children is asking young kids aged 7-14 to comment on naked adult bodies, stirring controversy.

US: Serbia to designate Hezbollah entirely as a terror organization

The United States on Sunday welcomed Serbia’s decision to designate Hezbollah in its entirety as a terrorist organization. It called on the European Union to follow...

40% of Parents Don’t Want LGBT Lessons for 6-Year-Olds

Poll says 40% of parents disagree with new LGBT teaching policy, think it is “inappropriate” to teach 6-year-olds about transgenderism.

Thousands Gather in Rome to Protest ‘Health Dictatorship’

Protesters denounced “strategy of terror” employed by gov't-controlled media & ongoing “health dictatorship” used to thwart democratic process

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

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