World News With Biblical Relevance 

January 16 2021

Europe

‘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

Netanyahu: Kosovo, Serbia to Open Embassies in Jerusalem

Netanyahu said Friday that Kosovo agreed to open its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem, making it the 1st country with a Muslim majority to do so

British Parliament Staff Confess Racial Sins, Pledge Allyship, BLM Support

Senior staff at the British Parliament have confessed their white privilege as legislature pilots “unconscious bias training” for elected MPs

Atheist Group Armed with New law in UK to Report Bible, Church sermons for ‘Hate Speech’

The United Kingdom's Christian Institute is warning that the Bible could be criminalized in Scotland if a hate-crime bill becomes law.

Ken Ham: Drag Queen Story Hour Says “Love Has No Age”

Unhinged from God’s Word, we’re going to continue to see evils like pedophilia destroy our children, families, & nation. What’s the solution?

German Pro-Life Advocate Fined for Comparing Abortionists to Nazi Doctors

German court punishes pro-life advocate for comparing abortionist to Nazi doctors, guards who committed horrific atrocities in the 1930-40s.

Italy Approves Abortion Pill for ‘Do-It-Yourself’ Use at Home

The country recorded 80,000-plus abortions in 2017 and the new guidelines are expected to increase the overall number.

France Deploying Riot Police to Enforce Masks

The French government is sending riot police to the Marseille region to help enforce mask requirements, as more towns are imposing mask rules

Lithuania Officially Designates Hezbollah as a Terrorist Organization

The European country now recognizes both the military and political wings of Hezbollah as terror entities.

Greece Puts Military on High Alert After Turkish Research Ship Enters Controversial Waters

Turkish research vessel went into controversial waters, leading to precautionary military measures by Greece; Turkish F-16s spotted accompanying the vessel

UK Restaurant Endorses ‘No Masks Allowed’ Policy: ‘Masks Are For Criminals & Asbestos Workers’

A restaurant in Yorkshire, England has stirred controversy after posting a sign on the entrance to their establishment denouncing face masks and their users. The...

UK Petition Asks Government to Create ‘Racial Offenders’ Register

A petition in the UK calls on Parliament to create an “Official Racial Offenders Register” similar to domestic violence, and child molester registries.

French National Assembly Votes to Expand Abortion, Genetic Engineering of Embryos, Artificial Procreation

French National Assembly voted in favor of an unprecedentedly transgressive bioethics law approving genetic modification of embryos & expanding abortion

London: Bloodshed in the Capital with 3 Shootings & Multiple Stabbings over the Weekend

Just between Friday night and Saturday, there were three shootings across London, and four men were stabbed during what is believed was a street brawl.

Scottish Christians Warn Hate Crime Bill Could Criminalize the Bible

Scottish Christians have warned new hate speech legislation could enshrine “cancel culture” in law while rendering expression of biblical morality illegal

Anti-Semitism On The Rise: ‘Jews Should No Longer Stay in Germany’

Nine months after the attack on the small Jewish community in Germany, local leaders say anti-Semitism is now on the rise.

It’s Raining … Flying Ants? UK Weather Radar Confuses Insect Swarms for Rain

A swarm of ants flying over the UK was so big on Friday that it was picked up on radar and confused for rain, the Met Office has said.

Berlin District Government Video Promotes ‘Antifa Is Love’ as Violence Escalates

A video produced by the district office of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg features sticker promoting the far-left extremist group Antifa saying ‘Antifa Is Love’