Religious Liberties/Persecution

SCOTUS Urged to Take Counseling Case

Religious Liberties / Persecution3/21/2019 2:16:05 PM
NEWS PROVIDED BY Liberty Counsel March 21, 2019 WASHINGTON, March 21, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- Liberty Counsel filed a petition today urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review Pickup v. Newsom, a case that upheld a ban by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals which prohibits licensed counselors from providing talk therapy to minors seeking to reduce or eliminate their unwanted same-sex attractions, behaviors, or identity. Last year in National Institute of Family and Lif Source: Liberty Counsel

Wisconsin Court Slams City for 'Egregious' Disregard of Religious Freedom

Religious Liberties / Persecution3/20/2019 9:19:02 AM
NEWS PROVIDED BYPacific Justice InstituteMarch 20, 2019GREEN BAY, Wis., March 20, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Brown County Circuit Court has issued a written decision which harshly criticizes a city's attempt to impose sexual orientation and gender identity mandates on religious organizations. The City of De Pere, which is near Green Bay, sought to categorize religious organizations as "places of public accommodation." As such, they would have been subject to non-discri Source: Pacific Justice Institute

Dangerous Attack on Religious Freedom

Religious Liberties / Persecution3/19/2019 9:32:03 AM
NEWS PROVIDED BY Liberty Counsel March 19, 2019 WASHINGTON, March 19, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- Members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a bill that threatens the free exercise of religion and free speech. H.R. 5, known as the Equality Act, broadly imposes the LGBT agenda and does not exempt churches or religious employers, organizations or colleges. It specifically forbids raising religious free exercise as a claim or defense to the LGBT agenda.This bill am Source: Liberty Counsel

LGBTQ Equality Act Will Ruin Women Sports in the USA

Religious Liberties / Persecution3/18/2019 9:45:02 PM
NEWS PROVIDED BY 4 Winds Christian Athletics March 19, 2019 MADISON, Wis., March 19, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- On March 13, 2019, Nancy Pelosi proudly introduced the Equality Act which will be voted on during this session of Congress. Sexual orientation and gender identity would be protected under federal civil rights laws. In 1964, the Civil Rights Act was passed to protect African-Americans. The Equality Act of 2019 would protect individuals who practice the sin of homosexuality. Source: 4 Winds Christian Athletics

Gospel For Asia to Drill Over 4,000 'Jesus Wells' in Asia's Most Thirsty Hotspots

Religious Liberties / Persecution3/18/2019 8:05:01 AM
World Water Day on March 22 Spotlights Chronic Water Shortages, Issues Call to "Leave Nobody Behind"   NEWS PROVIDED BY Gospel For Asia March 18, 2019   WILLS POINT, Texas, March 18, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- Faith-based humanitarian agency Gospel For Asia today announced plans to drill more than 4,000 of its unique "Jesus Wells" in the most needy communities in Asia this year, as World Water Day on March 22 spotlights the struggle to satisfy the world's Source: InChrist Communicatinos

Cover-up at Southern Poverty Law Center?

Religious Liberties / Persecution3/15/2019 7:55:04 AM
NEWS PROVIDED BYCatholic LeagueMarch 15, 2019NEW YORK, March 15, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on troubles at the Southern Poverty Law Center: Is there a cover-up in play at the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)? Why was its famous co-founder, Morris Dees, fired? Why are the media not demanding transparency? This matters to the Catholic League because SPLC has a long record of targeting legitimate Protestant and Catholic organizations. Source: Catholic League

Education Department Protects Religious Freedom

Religious Liberties / Persecution3/14/2019 2:52:03 PM
NEWS PROVIDED BYLiberty Counsel March 14, 2019 WASHINGTON, March 14, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Education will no longer enforce a restriction that previously prohibited school districts from contracting with faith-based organizations to provide equitable services to vulnerable children solely due to their religious affiliation. The Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which governs the nation's elementary, middle and high schools, requ Source: Liberty Counsel

Evangelist Challenges Speech Restrictions at State Fairgrounds

Religious Liberties / Persecution3/14/2019 4:46:00 AM
NEWS PROVIDED BYPacific Justice InstituteMarch 14, 2019SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 14, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- A new lawsuit has been filed challenging speech restrictions at the California state fairgrounds, known as Cal Expo.   The suit is being filed by Burt Camenzind, who is represented by Pacific Justice Institute (PJI). In addition to the California State Fair, Cal Expo hosts millions of visitors each year at a wide variety of festivals, concerts, trade shows, sports, and Source: Pacific Justice Institute

Who is Disparaging Leigh Corfman?

Religious Liberties / Persecution3/13/2019 11:00:02 AM
NEWS PROVIDED BY Judge Roy Moore Legal Defense FundMarch 13, 2019MONTGOMERY, Ala., March 13, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- Attorneys for Leigh Corfman and certain media accounts claim that Judge Moore is attacking Corfman's character. In reality, Judge Moore is simply relating testimony taken under oath of Corfman's former attorney and lifelong friend Eddie Sexton, and of Sexton's client, Gary Lantrip.According to Lantrip: When Eddie [Sexton] said he was going to drop her, he said she' Source: Judge Moore Legal Defense Fund

House Vote on Bigotry is a Sham

Religious Liberties / Persecution3/8/2019 4:01:04 AM
NEWS PROVIDED BYCatholic LeagueMarch 8, 2019 NEW YORK, March 8, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a House vote on bigotry: After bickering back and forth all week about whether to condemn anti-Semitism, the Democrats in the House, led by Rep. Nancy Pelosi, have descended to tribalism, the hallmark of identity politics. Just about every "persecuted minority" was thrown a bone, though somehow the South Sea Islanders were overlooked. Source: Catholic League

Faith Organization Says House Resolution Condemning Hatred Must Include Anti-Christian Bigotry and Persecution of Christians

Religious Liberties / Persecution3/7/2019 7:16:04 AM
NEWS PROVIDED BY Christian Defense CoalitionMarch 7, 2019 WASHINGTON, March 7, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Washington, D.C. based, Christian Defense Coalition, calls for Speaker Pelosi to include Christianity in a potential House Resolution condemning all forms of hatred including anti-Semitism, racism and Islamophobia. According to the Pew Research Center, Christianity is the most dangerous and persecuted religion in the world with nearly a quarter of a billion Christians fa Source: Christian Defense Coalition

New USA.Life 'Christian Internet' is 'One of the Greatest Works of God;' Christians 'Share the Gospel Without Censorship'

Religious Liberties / Persecution3/7/2019 3:23:00 AM
NEWS PROVIDED BY USA.Life March 7, 2019 SAN JOSE, Calif., March 7, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- The new USA.Life "Christian Internet" helps Christians and churches "share the Gospel without censorship." USA.Life social network "replaces Facebook" and is "one of the greatest works of God, because it opens doors for teaching the Word of God," said Steven Andrew. He is the Christian Silicon Valley technology leader and pastor in charge of the effort. Why is a Christian Internet need Source: USA.Life

'Conservative Alternative' to Facebook Launches; 'Get Your Free Account Today,' Says USA.Life CEO

Religious Liberties / Persecution3/6/2019 5:42:04 AM
USA.Life unites the nation using pro-American views NEWS PROVIDED BY USA.Life March 6, 2019 SAN JOSE, Calif., March 6, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- Conservative Internet leader Steven Andrew launched a new social network to offer a choice to people censored by Facebook or are concerned with privacy issues. It is for all who love America. "I was shadow-banned by Facebook and was blocked from 99% of my 5 million person monthly reach, so I decided to make www.USA.Life, the Facebook alterna Source: USA.Life

What Your Child is Learning in Public Schools: Magazine Exposes Agenda to Politicize, Sexualize, Indoctrinate American Public Schools

Religious Liberties / Persecution3/5/2019 6:00:00 AM
The New American magazine just released a special report exposing the existential crisis posed to America and freedom by an increasingly radicalized government education system. The report, entitled Rescuing Our Children, dedicates the entire February 4, 2019 issue to highlighting the key factors that turned America's public education system into what the authors describe as an indoctrination program that dumbs down children and threatens the Republic. The authors, who are key figures in Source: The John Birch Society

ChinaAid's Annual Persecution Report Demonstrates Increase in Persecution

Religious Liberties / Persecution3/4/2019 1:08:02 AM
Contact: ChinaAid, 432-553-1080, media@chinaaid.org   MIDLAND, Texas, March 4, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- ChinaAid has released its 2018 Annual Persecution Report, demonstrating China's sharp escalation of human rights and religious freedom abuses over the past year and providing key examples.Photo: A chart from ChinaAid's 2018 Annual Persecution Report comparing the documented  number of Christians persecuted in 2018 (red) with the number of Christians persecuted in 2017 Source: China Aid Association, Inc.