Religious Liberties/Persecution

Miss Michigan Stripped of Crown as Anti-Trump Political Correctness Reaches a New Low

Religious Liberties / Persecution7/19/2019 11:40:04 AM
NEWS PROVIDED BY Day Gardner July 19, 2019 WASHINGTON, July 19, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- The following is submitted by Day Gardner (pictured), President of the National Black Pro-life Union: The crazies get crazier! Miss World America organization is under fire after stripping 20 year old Kathy Zhu of her Miss Michigan World title for her support of President Donald Trump. Apparently, she also tweeted about 'black on black crime' which even black people know is a real concern. Source: NBPLU

Sasse Statement on Buescher Upcoming Confirmation Vote

Religious Liberties / Persecution7/19/2019 9:28:03 AM
NEWS PROVIDED BYU.S. Senator for Nebraska Ben SasseJuly 19, 2019WASHINGTON, July 19, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee who ushered Brian Buescher's nomination process in the Senate, released the following statement after it was announced that Mr. Buescher's nomination would be voted on by the full Senate. Mr. Buescher was nominated by President Trump to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Nebraska. Today, Majority Leader Mitc Source: Senator Ben Sasse

Prominent Black Minister Defends President Trump's Call for America Haters to Leave Our Country

Religious Liberties / Persecution7/16/2019 8:27:01 AM
NEWS PROVIDED BYBishop E.W. JacksonJuly 16, 2019WASHINGTON, July 16, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- E.W. Jackson, Bishop, former Virginia candidate for Lt. Governor and U.S. Senator, radio talk show host and CEO of a national conservative nonprofit organization, has thrown his enthusiastic support behind the President's recent remarks. In response to anti-American comments by Representatives Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, President Trump asked them t Source: S.T.A.N.D

'Unplanned' Creates Shock Waves Throughout Canada on Opening Weekend

Religious Liberties / Persecution7/15/2019 11:07:05 AM
Pro-life movie has impressive finish at the box office, despite death threats, protests and secular media bias NEWS PROVIDED BY Carmel Communications July 15, 2019 TORONTO, July 15, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- The controversial abortion biopic UNPLANNED defied expectations at the box office during opening weekend in Canada, garnering $352,510 CDN in ticket sales, with a per-screen-average of $7,194, at 49 Canadian theaters independents, Cineplex and Landmark locations. It was the sec Source: Carmel Communications

Family Research Council to Host Event Highlighting Religious Freedom in Northeast Syria Alongside 2nd State Dept. Ministerial

Religious Liberties / Persecution7/15/2019 8:01:04 AM
Will Religious Freedom Survive in Northeast Syria? NEWS PROVIDED BYFamily Research CouncilJuly 15, 2019 WASHINGTON, July 15, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- On Tuesday evening, July 16, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, who was recently elected as Chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, will host an event that will highlight the blossoming religious freedom for people of all faiths in the northeastern autonomous region of what used to be Syria, the c Source: Family Research Council

Family Research Council Video Ad Campaign Calls out Disney, Amazon, and Netflix for Hypocrisy

Religious Liberties / Persecution7/12/2019 10:10:00 AM
NEWS PROVIDED BY Family Research Council July 12, 2019   WASHINGTON, July 12, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- A new video released by Family Research Council is calling out big entertainment companies Disney, Amazon, and Netflix for their virtue signaling and hypocrisy. All three companies--Disney, Amazon, and Netflix--do business in China -- where serial human rights abuses occur, while claiming they cannot do business in U.S. states that pass pro-life laws. Family Research Counci Source: Family Research Council

Indianapolis Gay Teacher Seeks Revenge

Religious Liberties / Persecution7/11/2019 12:11:04 PM
NEWS PROVIDED BY Catholic League July 11, 2019   NEW YORK, July 11, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on an Indianapolis homosexual teacher who is suing the archdiocese: Joshua Payne-Elliot is a homosexual activist who taught at Cathedral High School in Indianapolis. He was fired once it was discovered that he married his boyfriend. He is now seeking revenge in the courts. His lawyer makes two arguments, both of which are false. Source: Catholic League

ChinaAid President Bob Fu to Present at D.C. Event Highlighting Religious Oppression Through Technology

Religious Liberties / Persecution7/11/2019 11:18:04 AM
Ministerial Event To Highlight Religious Oppression Photo: Bob Fu NEWS PROVIDED BYChinaAid July 11, 2019 WASHINGTON, July 11, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- ChinaAid President Bob Fu is set to be a featured presenter at a July 15 event called "Silicon Valley and China: The Rise Of Religious Oppression Through Technology."The free event next Monday is located in the Dirksen Senate Office Building and will address the use of technology as a tool of oppression in China agai Source: China Aid Association, Inc.

Senator Withdraws Clergy Bill

Religious Liberties / Persecution7/10/2019 7:05:00 AM
NEWS PROVIDED BYPacific Justice InstituteJuly 10, 2019SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 10, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- California Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties) withdrew SB 360, a bill that would have required clergy to report certain confessions to the government. The Bill would have further restricted ministers by excluding clergy penitential communications from long established legal protections including "spiritual direction" and "religious counse Source: Pacific Justice Institute

Family in Taiwan Faces Grave Danger -- Their Family is Only One Week Away from Being Imprisoned and Tortured

Religious Liberties / Persecution7/10/2019 5:58:04 AM
Photo: Liao Qiang (in black) and Ren Ruiting (right) with three of their four other escaped family members. NEWS PROVIDED BYChinaAid July 10, 2019 MIDLAND, Texas, July 10, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- When Liao Qiang and his family of six arrived in Taiwan last week, it's because it was their only option for keeping their children safe.The family, which is affiliated with Early Rain Covenant Church, has been under constant surveillance from the Chinese authorities ever since a December cra Source: China Aid Association, Inc.

Stop Censorship of Christian Flag

Religious Liberties / Persecution7/9/2019 3:44:02 PM
NEWS PROVIDED BY Liberty Counsel July 9, 2019 BOSTON, July 9, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- Liberty Counsel has asked a federal district court to forgo a trial and order the city of Boston to allow its resident Hal Shurtleff and his Christian civic organization, Camp Constitution, to fly the Christian flag on a city flagpole that Boston has opened to hundreds of other organizations. The city censored the religious viewpoint of the flag that would have been raised only dur Source: Liberty Counsel

California Confessional Bill Withdrawn

Religious Liberties / Persecution7/9/2019 6:19:00 AM
NEWS PROVIDED BY Catholic League July 9, 2019   NEW YORK, July 9, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the final outcome of the California confessional bill: The seal of confession is safe in California. The bill to bust it has been pulled. Yesterday, on the eve of a scheduled hearing on SB 360, California State Sen. Jerry Hill withdrew his bill; it would have broken the seal of the confessional in some instances. He pulled his legi Source: Catholic League

Persecution of Christians Review: Foreign Secretary's Speech Following the Final Report

Religious Liberties / Persecution7/8/2019 11:19:02 AM
Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt thanked Bishop Mounstephen for his report about Foreign & Commonwealth Office support for persecuted Christians.   NEWS PROVIDED BY UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office and The Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP July 8, 2019   LONDON, July 8, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ --The following transcript of the speech by UK Foreign Secretary, The Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, exactly as it was delivered on July 8, 2018:   Good morning ladies, gentleman. Welcome to the Source: CCN

Family Research Council Applauds the State Department's Formation of a Commission on Unalienable Rights

Religious Liberties / Persecution7/8/2019 10:51:05 AM
NEWS PROVIDED BY Family Research Council July 8, 2019   WASHINGTON, July 8, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- Family Research Council President Tony Perkins applauded the State Department for announcing today the formation of a Commission on Unalienable Rights. The Commission will advise Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on how to advocate for human rights in international diplomacy according to America's founding principles.   Family Research Council President Tony Perkins commented: Source: Family Research Council

PA Lawmaker Merits Censure

Religious Liberties / Persecution7/3/2019 8:28:02 AM
NEWS PROVIDED BY Catholic League July 3, 2019   NEW YORK, July 3, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Catholic League is asking members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to support HR 387, a measure that would censure Rep. Brian Sims for his threats, his misogyny, and his religious bigotry. This represents the second effort on our part to secure justice for the victims of Sims' offenses. On May 7, the Catholic League contacted every member of the Pennsylvania House of Represen Source: Catholic League