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October 16, 2021
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U-Turn: No Vaccine Passports for England, Health Secretary Announces

The British government will not mandate vaccine passports for nightclubs, cinemas, and other large public venues in England after all, Health Secretary Sajid Javid...

Hungary Defends Biblical Principles & Helps the Persecuted: ‘Hungary is a Christian Nation’

"We have confirmed in our constitution that the marriage is between one man and one woman, that life has to be protected from conception."

French Push Back As Grocery Stores Begin Demanding COVID Passport

The measure is sparking much controversy as a video showing police blocking the entrance of a supermarket to a group of people has immerged.

‘Biblical Catastrophe’ as Wildfires Rip Through Greece, Southern Europe, Turkey

Dozens of fires were burning across Greece Saturday, blazes that one official described as “a biblical catastrophe.”

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.”

Macron: Vaccine Passports Will Be Mandatory for Restaurants, Bars, Transport in France

Macron said that it will be necessary to curtail the freedoms of the unvaccinated in France to supposedly slow the spread "Delta variant"

EU Threatens to Sanction Hungary Over Law Protecting Kids From LGBTQ Content

"The law allows parents to decide the way they would like to sexually educate their kids, that right exclusively belongs to parents"

UK Jews Under Assault: Highest Number of Antisemitic Incidents Since Records Began

Record numbers of antisemitic incidents have been recorded in the UK since last month’s rocket attack on Israel by Hamas terrorists, figures released by...

Somali Immigrant Murders Three and Wounds Others in Act of Terror in Germany

A Somali immigrant carried out an attack on bystanders in Germany on Friday leaving three dead and five seriously injured

‘Praise Jesus’: Oldest Eugenics Abortion Facility In UK Closes After 100 years

"I’m so happy that this abortion center has finally closed. Praise Jesus Christ–If this can happen here in London, it can happen anywhere"

Hamas Flag Banned in Germany Following String of Antisemitic Occurrences

“We do not want the flags of terrorist orgs to be waved on German soil… In doing so, we can send a clear signal to our Jewish citizens"

German Media Giant’s Message To Employees: Find A New Job If You’re Anti-Israel

“A person who has an issue with an Israeli flag being raised for one week here, after anti-Semitic demonstrations, should look for a new job"

UK Woman Wins Tribunal Appeal After Tweets Dubbed ‘Transphobic’ Lead to Her Firing

"The purpose of the law is to allow people the freedom to make their own decisions on these questions and to abide by their own consciences.”

Afghani Refugees to Sweden Believed to be Iranian Agents Plotting Terror

The 2 were reportedly seeking an occasion for terror against Iranian people living in Sweden speaking out in opposition to the Iranian regime

‘Don’t Force Us To Be Part Of It’: 90% Of Doctors In Ireland Will Not Participate in Abortion

Even though Ireland legalized abortion over two years ago, the majority of Irish doctors are refusing to commit abortions.

Devastating: Netherlands Euthanized More People Than Ever in 2020

A record high number of people were euthanized in the Netherlands in 2020, according to horrifying new reports from the region.

Premier Swedish Hospital Nixes Puberty Blockers and Trans Treatments for Minors Under 16

The decision makes Sweden the 1st country with a major hospital to abandon the protocol of administering puberty blockers for minors.

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...”

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...

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"

EU foreign policy chief: Russia amassing over 150,000 troops along Ukraine borders, in Crimea

"It is the highest Russian military deployment at Ukrainian borders ever," Borrell said after talks involving Ukraine's foreign minister.

UK Labour Party Leader Apologizes for Visiting Church That Believes Marriage is Between a Man, a Woman

"Secularists/LGBT movement don't just want freedom for their worldview but total acceptance by all (including Christians)"

Ukraine Conflict: Moscow Could ‘Defend’ Russia-Backed Rebels

As Russian-backed separatist rebels and Ukrainian troops clash in the east of the country and Russia is building up troops on the border.

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.

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

New Superman Comes Out as Bisexual in Upcoming Comic

"Everything now has to be reconceptualized and re-depicted in line with the new moral code, the new moral urgency, the LGBTQ revolution, and frankly, all that goes with it”

‘It’s Worse Than Absurd’: TX Admin Tells Teachers to Balance Holocaust Books with ‘Opposing’ Views

Texas school admin to teachers: "make sure that if you have a book on the Holocaust. that you have one that has an opposing, that has other perspectives"

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