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Tuesday, March 2, 2021
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Tag: Religious liberty

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.

Fiorazo: Framing Christians as Domestic Terrorists

We must not allow the left to turn our love for God and respect for our country into something shameful, wrong, or dangerous.

House Passes Dangerous ‘Equality Act’ Despite Objections Over Religious Freedom

House Dems pass "Equality Act", despite warnings of dire repercussions for religious freedom, women’s sports and parental rights.

Franklin Graham Denounces the Equality Act, Calls It a ‘Very Dangerous Bill’

Rev. Graham: “It’s just a smokescreen to force Americans to accept the LGBTQ agenda and it creates a lot of INEQUALITY for Christians"

As Promised, Dangerous ‘Equality Act’ Reintroduced in Congress

'All of us deserve better than the profound inequality the conscience-crushing, deceptively titled ‘Equality Act’ promises'

Western Civilization Is Imploding: Now Is The Time For Christians To Make Their Stand

We’re learning in the West what those in the East have known for centuries. It takes courage to practice Christianity under totalitarianism.

Australian State Bans Prayer & Counseling to Change/Suppress Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity

The law becomes a real challenge to churches that hold a biblical view of sexuality with violations possibly resulting in up to 10 years

Supreme Court Rules California Can’t Enforce Indoor Church Service Ban

SCOTUS tells California it can’t bar indoor church services because of COVID, but it can keep for now a ban on singing indoors.

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.

Rugby Star Cancelled for 2nd Time For Voicing Biblical Morality on Social Media

Dragons rugby league team backflips on signing star player after backlash from sponsors in response to controversy over his Christian Beliefs.

Pushing Propaganda To The Pulpit: Denmark to Force Churches to Submit Sermons to Government?

A proposed Danish law requiring sermons be translated & submitted to the gov't has sparked concern among Christians throughout the region.

High School Senior Faces Disciplinary Hearing for Opting Out of LGBTQ Program

“We hope President Torres ends the school administrators’ clearly unlawful behavior and protects the religious liberty of every student"

Facebook Bans Bible Professor’s Post Critical of Biden’s Transgender Order

"People need to be able to criticize and forcefully challenge ideas—including ideas that are dominant in elite sectors of the culture"

As California Reopens, Judge Upholds Democrat Gov. Newsom’s Ban on Indoor Church Services

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled CA Gov.'s prohibiting churches from indoor services didn't discriminate against Christians

Ken Ham: New Proposal Denies Accreditation to Christian Schools

In other words, if Christian colleges teach the Bible as true history, don’t support LGBT, evolution, etc they shouldn’t be get accreditation

New VA Bill Would Allow Agencies To Be Shut Down For Denying Adoption To Gay Couples

VA introduces bill repealing right of adoption agencies to deny child placements with LGBT couples due to religious or moral convictions

Court Strikes Obama’s ‘Transgender Mandate’ that Forced Some Doctors to Violate Their Faith

This decision recognizes our doctors right to practice medicine in line with their conscience, without politically motivated interference.

Photographer Faces $100K Fines from Law that Favors Gay Rights over Christian Convictions

The photographer said lawmakers “call views like mine bigotry, and want to punish me and remove me from the public square"

Tony Perkins: Andrew Brunson – 5 Ways To Prepare For Persecution Ahead

Tony Perkins - Wasting away in a Turkish prison wasn't how Andrew Brunson would have chosen to spend two years of his life --...

Ken Ham: Church Faces $10M in Fines for Opening

Such courage & boldness as exhibited by this church is needed in the church throughout the West as intolerance and persecution increases.

HHS Issues Rule to Protect Faith-Based Adoption & Foster Care Providers

The Obama administration’s regulation discriminated against faith-based providers simply because of their beliefs about marriage.

‘We Simply Desire to Worship Our Lord’: Church Fined for Holding In-Person Worship

"The reality is that the Bible teaches a world government that will be anti-God and a world government that will reject the scriptures."

‘We Want God’: Trump Issues Proclamation Packed with Powerful Quotes on Faith and Freedom

Trump: “A society without religion cannot prosper. A nation without faith cannot endure—because justice, goodness, and peace cannot prevail without the grace of God."

UK Political Group Urges AmazonSmile to drop BGEA, Other Christian Organizations

A UK-based political org. is pressuring Amazon to eliminate dozens of evangelical Christian organizations from its AmazonSmile charity program.

Ken Ham: There’s Great Danger In Gov’t Officials Telling Constituents How & Where They Can Worship

It’s very obvious by the inconsistent mandates handed down throughout 2020 that religious freedom has been targeted...

L.A. County Backs Down, Say Churches Can Worship Indoors Due to Supreme Court Rulings

following the Supreme Court's ruling in favor of churches religious liberty, LA County Saturday dropped its ban on indoor worship services

Hohmann: Dem. Document Surfaces Demanding Biden Clamp Down On Conservative Christians

Group backed by congressional Dems touting a “Secular America” sends document to Biden urging him to strip 1st Amd. rights from Christians

SCOTUS Delivers Another Win For Houses Of Worship

Religious Freedom victory: Supreme Court issues order siding with Colorado church in one case and a priest & rabbi in New Jersey in another.

School District Re-Recognizes Christian Student Group A Year After Threatened Lawsuit

Victory for Religious Liberty of students: High School finally agrees to re-recognizes fellowship of christian athletes group

Pastor In India Attacked By Hindu Extremists, Locked In Room & Left To Die

Violence against Christians in Bihar state has increased in the past two years, with attacks on house churches and pastors happening weekly.

State Department Designates Nigeria Among World’s Worst Religious Freedom Offenders

US State Dep. says Nigeria is among 10 nations identified as Countries of Particular Concern for violating international religious freedom.

‘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"

SCOTUS Must Protect Religious Freedom From Abuse of Power Amid Pandemic: Kelly Shackelford

"If they don’t stand-in for the people, then people have no freedoms because it’s the court’s job to protect & to speak for the Constitution"

China Arrests 4 Christians for Selling Audio Bibles as Part of Crackdown on Christianity

4 Christians arrested for selling audio Bibles this year as part of a government campaign to “eradicate pornography and illegal publications"

US Supreme Court Steps in After Months of California Discrimination Against Churches

The US Supreme Court tossed a lower federal court ruling that had denied California churches a chance to make their case.

Government Threatens Pastor for Not Wearing Mask in Empty Church

Dep. of Health threatens to close the church as an “unsafe facility" after employee working alone answered the door maskless.

Human Rights Advocates Sound Alarm on ‘Christian Genocide’ Unfolding in Africa

Muslim terrorists are launching attacks across Africa; "I can tell you that every minute the world is asleep is another minute someone dies"

Canadian Police Block Church Members from Drive-In Service

Canadian police officers stopped a church congregation from holding a drive-in worship service on Sunday morning in Manitoba.

German Court Hands Restaurant Owner Religious Liberty Victory

“In a free society, everyone should be able to share their beliefs without fear of criminal investigation or censorship."

New Bill In China Would Prohibit Foreign Missionaries From Evangelizing

Foreigners will be unable to speak freely about God in China, should a new communist bill be put into law.

California Church Asks Supreme Court to Block Coronavirus Restrictions on Gatherings

Harvest Rock Church is turning to the Supreme Court for an emergency injunction blocking an order from Gov. Gavin Newsom houses of worship

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"

LGBTQ Group Calls on Biden to Pull Accreditation From Religious Schools

The LGBTQ advocacy group is effectively calling for Christian institutions to be coerced into sexual revolution or stripped of accreditation

Iranian Christian Gets 80 Lashes for Drinking Communion Wine

The Islamic Republic of Iran on Sunday imposed a sentence of 80 lashes on Zaman Fadaee, an Iranian Christian, for drinking Communion wine.

Indian High Court Stands Up for Christians Persecuted by Hindu Nationals

Even though the high court told the persecution to stop, local authorities have looked the other way, according to Christians in the region

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

Justice Alito Sounds Alarm: ‘Religious Liberty Is in Danger of Becoming a Second-Class Right’

Alito: COVID resulted in unimaginable restrictions on individual liberty... Religious liberty is in danger of becoming a 2nd-class right

Pew: Christians Still Most ‘Harassed’ Religious Group in the World

Christians are harassed in more countries than members of any other faith, according to a study by the Pew Research Center.

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.

Nevada Church Again Petitions Supreme Court on COVID Restrictions

Alliance Defending Freedom: “There is no constitutional right to gamble, but there is one that protects attending worship services"

High Court Hears Philadelphia Religious Liberty-Foster Care Case

Kavanaugh: What I fear is that the absolutist & extreme position would require us to go back on the promise of respect for religious believers

‘True Face of the Communist System’: Cuban Pastor Arrested as Church Demolished by Regime

Authorities in Cuba demolish church that has long been a target of the communist regime, arrested pastor who streamed the demolition

School District Retroactively Changes Policy to Justify Ban on ‘Jesus Loves Me’ Mask: Lawsuit

Mississippi school retroactively banned religious expression on face masks a day after ordering a student to remove her “Jesus Loves Me” mask

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."

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

North Korea Jails, Executes Anyone Who Owns a Bible, Shocking Report Says

A new report by watchdog details horrific violations of religious freedom within North Korea, including torture and public execution.

Blind Christian Once Banned From Public Park for Sharing Her Faith Wins Religious Freedom Case

A Christian woman once banned for two years from a Rhode Island public park for sharing her faith has had her liberty restored to her.

LA Times Falsely Reports Outbreak; Smears MacArthur & Church as Irresponsible, Superspreaders

Amid intense court battle, LA Times publishes misleading article falsely claiming Grace Community Church has been struck with COVID outbreak

2 Churches Win Religious Rights Court Victory Over COVID Orders But The Fight Is Far From Over

In what has been called a victory for religious freedom, a fed. judge sides with 2 churches, granting injunction against COVID orders

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.

FRC Preps Lawsuit Against Tech Company Accused of Targeting Them for ‘Religious Discrimination’

Family Research Council responds to tech company that abruptly terminated their contract right before their "Pray, Vote, Stand" broadcast

Religious Material Classified as ‘Contraband’ as Persecution by China’s Communist Party Broadens

Persecution by China's communist party intensifies as government officials ban the publishing of religious materials not approved by gov't

Christian Pastor in US Facing Threats on His Life From Chinese Communist Party as Protesters Descend on Home

Pastor Bob Fu, founder of the faith-based group ChinaAid, is in a protected location after threats against his life from CCP.

Ben Carson Investigates Religious Discrimination After Senior Housing Resident Ordered to Remove Christian Books

Dr. Ben Carson is investigating a complaint concerning the violation of religious liberties at a senior apartment complex in Oklahoma.

‘Time to Choose Faith over Fear’: California Church Hosts ‘Freedom Sunday’ Calling for Churches to Reopen

"It’s time to choose faith over fear. It’s time to honor God over man. It’s time for a court that will honor and uphold our First Freedom."

Faith-Based Adoption Agency Can’t Be Closed for Refusing to Place Kids with Gay Couples, Fed Court Rules

A federal judge rules Christian adoption agency cant be forced to shut down over policy of placing children with married heterosexual couples

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