Religious Liberties/Persecution

Foundation for Moral Law Fights to Protect Pastoral Housing Allowance in Establishment Clause Challenge

Religious Liberties / Persecution4/25/2018 10:54:01 AM
Contact: John Eidsmoe, Foundation for Moral Law, 334-262-1245,   MONTGOMERY, Ala., April 25, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Foundation for Moral Law ("the Foundation"), an Alabama-based nonprofit that fights for religious liberty, filed an amicus brief today in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals defending the constitutionality of the clergy housing allowance permitted under the IRS Code.The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation brought Source: Foundation for Moral Law

Messed Up Pastors Kid Writes New Book 'How I Became Relentless'

Religious Liberties / Persecution4/25/2018 5:00:00 AM
Contact: Larissa DeRungs, 918-378-7882, HAM LAKE, Minn., April 25, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- In her new book "How I Became Relentless," Larissa shares her story of how she was a messed up pastors kid and God brought her from a life of partying, depression, and near suicide to experiencing true fulfillment in Jesus Christ. She was then faced with extreme persecution for her faith and God taught her to relentlessly endure and love those that mocked, isolated, an Source: Relentless Ministries

'Church Security Seminar' to be Held in a New Life Church, Colorado Springs, CO., June 9th, 2018

Religious Liberties / Persecution4/23/2018 3:00:00 AM
Contact: Chuck Chadwick, National Organization of Church Security & Safety Management, 214-305-5616 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., April 23, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- The nationwide need for some type of security effort on the part of local churches is a well-established fact in today's culture. Instead of rehashing the stories of past tragedies, this conference will give attendees a greater understanding of how to address critical church security issues, staff a volunteer church security team Source: Natl Org of Church Security Mngmnt

Christophobes Attack Chick-Fil-A

Religious Liberties / Persecution4/19/2018 9:09:04 AM
Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191,   NEW YORK, April 19, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the latest example of Christophobia: It is the fastest growing phobia in the nation. Christophobia. To be sure, the fear of Christians is not overcoming America, but it has unquestionably overcome a large swath of non-believers, or those who profess no religious belief. Within this segment of th Source: Catholic League

Religious Freedom and Human Rights Activists to Hold Prayer Vigil and Peacefully Risk Arrest in Front of the White House on Monday, April 16

Religious Liberties / Persecution4/15/2018 10:48:02 AM
Contact: Rev. Patrick Mahoney, 540-538-4741WASHINGTON, April 15, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- The activists will be asking President Trump to call for the immediate release of American Pastor Andrew Brunson from a Turkish prison.Pastor Brunson, who has faithfully and compassionately served in Turkey for 23 years with no incidents, begins his trial in Turkey on Monday and faces 35 years in prison if convicted. Pastor Brunson has already been incarcerated for over 500 days.The Source: Christian Defense Coalition

AFTAH's Peter LaBarbera Joins MassResistance, Leading Grassroots Pro-Family Group Fighting LGBTQ Agenda

Religious Liberties / Persecution4/13/2018 10:01:00 AM
Contact: Peter LaBarbera, Americans For Truth About Homosexuality, 312-324-3787; CHICAGO, April 13, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Peter LaBarbera, founder and president of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (, issued the following statement today on joining the Boston-based pro-family organization MassResistance (MR) as assistant director. AFTAH, based in Chicago, will continue to exist as an independent organization producing no-holds-barred e Source: Americans for Truth

Does Facebook Hate Catholics?

Religious Liberties / Persecution4/13/2018 5:25:00 AM
Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191,   NEW YORK, April 13, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the testimony of Facebook chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg before the Senate Commerce and Judiciary Committee on April 10 and the House Energy and Commerce Committee on April 11: Sen. Ted Cruz informed Facebook chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg that his company "has blocked over two do Source: Catholic League

Life Legal Called in for Legal Backing as Students Stage Pro-Life Walkout

Religious Liberties / Persecution4/11/2018 12:22:00 PM
Contact: Alexandra Snyder, Life Legal Defense Foundation, 202-717-7371 NAPA, Calif., April 11, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Life Legal was at the campus of Rocklin High School in Northern California this morning as students walked out of class to honor the lives of babies killed by abortion. Rocklin student Brandon Gillespie was inspired to organize the Pro-life Walkout after one of his teachers was disciplined for questioning whether pro-life students would be afforded the same rights as stu Source: Life Legal Defense Foundation

The Urgent Need to Address Rising Religious Persecution in China

Religious Liberties / Persecution4/11/2018 2:30:00 AM
Contact: 202-675-1761WASHINGTON, April 11, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Rising religious persecution is one of many symptoms of Chinese President Xi Jinping's consolidation of power. The suspicious death of Li Baiguang in February 2018 was a stark reminder that persons of faith are far from safe in China. Chinese Christians, Uighur Muslims, Tibetan Buddhists, and Falun Gong practitioners have long experienced persecution, but restrictions on religious freedom in China are on the rise. The Source: China Aid Association, Inc.

CFI Stands with Scott Lloyd to Protect Refugees

Religious Liberties / Persecution4/9/2018 9:49:00 AM
Contact: Lisa Jones, 800-323-2273 WASHINGTON, April 9, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Christian Freedom International (CFI) has launched a petition supporting Scott Lloyd for protecting refugee girls from being exploited by political activists. CFI aids and advocates for persecuted Christians in repressive countries. Christians make up a significant number of refugees and can face discrimination and manipulation even after fleeing their country. Christian groups helping refugees here have a Source: Christian Freedom International

Catholic Church Attendance Drops

Religious Liberties / Persecution4/9/2018 7:53:00 AM
Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191,   NEW YORK, April 9, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Catholic League president Bill Donohue (photo) comments on a new Gallup poll of Catholics:   We knew that younger Catholics were going to church in fewer numbers than in the past, but what is new about this Gallup poll is the decline among older Catholics. Overall, only 39 percent of Catholics say they attend church weekly, and among those a Source: Catholic League

Judge Moore Files Petition for Writ of Mandamus

Religious Liberties / Persecution4/9/2018 6:22:00 AM
Contact: Kayla Moore, Judge Roy Moore Legal Defense Fund, 334-547-3210,   MONTGOMERY, Ala., Apr. 9, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- On Friday Judge Roy Moore and his legal team filed a petition for Writ of Mandamus with the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals asking the Court to order the Montgomery County Circuit Court to transfer the case filed against Judge Moore to Etowah County where both the Plaintiff and Defendant reside.   The question should be asked why th Source: Judge Moore Legal Defense Fund

IRD Attends Red Lynchburg 'Revival' Hosted by Red Letter Christians

Religious Liberties / Persecution4/7/2018 4:37:05 AM
"Growing up in a Pentecostal church, I attended many revivals where the Good News of what Jesus has done and continues to do for us was shared and lost souls were saved. But Red Letter Christians' 'revival' offers more condemnation than the hope of Jesus." -- IRD's Chelsen Vicari Contact: Chelsen Vicari, Institute on Religion and Democracy, 202-682-4131, 540-239-2170 cell, LYNCHBURG, Va., April 7, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Evangelical Left activist Shane Claibo Source: Institute on Religion & Democracy

Bias Pervades Southern Poverty Law Center

Religious Liberties / Persecution4/5/2018 5:27:01 AM
Contact: The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191,   NEW YORK, April 5, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on how bias affects decision making at the Southern Poverty Law Center: Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is regarded by many journalists as the gold standard for information on hate groups. But its record is dotted with inconsistenciesit has itself engaged in hateful discours Source: Catholic League

So-called Christian Donation Processing Firm Caves to LGBT Demands and Dumps Christian Ministry, Placing Other Ministry Clients at Same Risk

Religious Liberties / Persecution4/4/2018 1:35:00 AM
Contact: Campaign for Children and Families, 916-265-5650 SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 4, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- A leading pro-family organization in California is warning churches and ministries not to do business with Ministry Brands, an online donation processing service that dumps ministries that are biblically opposed to homosexuality and transsexuality. In 2017, while Campaign for Children and Families (CCF) was in the midst of leading opposition to radical "sex change" bills in Source: