Religious Liberties/Persecution

HHS Pro-Life Measures

Religious Liberties / Persecution11/13/2018 3:30:01 AM
Contact: Mat Staver, Liberty Counsel, 407-875-1776,  WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued three pro-life announcements, including one that includes two final rules related to the ObamaCare contraception mandate, a proposed rule to address the hidden abortion surcharge in many insurance plans purchased on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchanges, and a new funding opportunity for Title X family Source: Liberty Counsel

Pastor-Mayor Comforts Thousand Oaks Community

Religious Liberties / Persecution11/9/2018 12:45:00 PM
Contact: Mat Staver, Liberty Counsel, 407-875-1776,  VENTURA, Calif., Nov. 9, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Pastor Rob McCoy, who is also a member of the city council and acting mayor in Thousand Oaks, California, has been ministering to hurting people in that community after this week's tragic shooting. McCoy is the pastor of Godspeak Calvary Chapel Church and also the chaplain of the local rescue unit. Ironically, despite the good work of the church, a lawsuit fil Source: Liberty Counsel

California Professor Vindicated After Termination for 'Dangerous' Conservative Views

Religious Liberties / Persecution11/8/2018 4:11:01 AM
Contact: Brad Dacus, 916-616-4126 (Spanish: 206-257-3239) RIVERSIDE, Calif., Nov. 8, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- After days of intense arbitration, the Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) secured a legal victory this past month for a sociology professor fired for his discussions of conservative world-views in his college classroom. PJI represented Professor Eric Thompson and battled in depositions, administrative hearings, and a multi-day arbitration conducted like a trial. The arbitrator Source: Pacific Justice Institute

Values Voters Help President Trump Defy History in Expanding Pro-Life Majority in the U.S. Senate Says Family Research Council Action

Religious Liberties / Persecution11/7/2018 7:30:03 AM
Contact: J.P. Duffy, Family Research Council Action, 866-FRC-NEWSWASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Leading up to Election Day, Family Research Council Action (FRC Action), organized a fleet of four Values Buses that made scores of stops in a dozen battleground states and organized the distribution of nearly 2 million voter guides targeting supporters, churches, activist groups, and state/local organizations.  FRC also held 140 pastor events in 19 states. FRC Action teams Source: Family Research Council

Nancy Pelosi Promises Radical LGBTQ 'Equality Act' if Democrats Win House, While GOP Candidates Self-Censor on Homosexual Agenda

Religious Liberties / Persecution11/6/2018 3:38:03 AM
Contact: Peter LaBarbera, Americans for Truth, 312-324-3787, CHICAGO, Nov. 6, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- The most dangerous legislation ever to come out of the revolutionary "gay" activist movement the federal "Equality Act," which proposes adding "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" as protected classes in the Civil Rights code hangs in the balance as Americans go to the polls today. Rep. Source: Americans for Truth

No Nudity, No Profanity, No Gore, Yet Christian Movie Gets R Rating from MPAA

Religious Liberties / Persecution11/6/2018 1:31:00 AM
Contact: J. P. Johnston, Writer & Producer of The Reliant, 740-973-7458, DRESDEN, Ohio, Nov. 6, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Why would the Motion Picture Association of America give an R rating to a faith-based movie with no profanity, no nudity, no sex, no gore, no torture, and no glamorized violence? It's called censorship. "The Reliant" stars Kevin Sorbo (Hercules), Brian Bosworth (The Longest Yard), Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight), The Benham Brothe Source: Fervent House Media

Crowdfunding the Persecuted Church

Religious Liberties / Persecution11/5/2018 2:11:00 AM
Contact: Robert Dobyns, 936-443-5020 CONROE, Texas, Nov. 5, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- The 2018 International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church was observed by tens of millions of Christians worldwide on Sunday, November 4th. Now many of those believers are seeking tangible ways to help their brothers & sisters in Christ and local churches & ministries which are embedded in areas where persecution is a daily reality. With that purpose in mind, Cubinero, Inc., a 501(c)3 charitable o Source: Cubinero, Inc.

Behind '60 Minutes' Show on Bishop Malone

Religious Liberties / Persecution11/1/2018 10:43:01 AM
Contact: The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191,    NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the "60 Minutes" report on Bishop Richard J. Malone:   Buffalo Bishop Richard J. Malone didn't come across too well on the October 28 edition of "60 Minutes." But there is more to this story than what the CBS show aired. None of the parties to this story come Source: Catholic League

E.W. Jackson, Former Candidate for US Senate, Releases New Video Urging Black Christian Voters Nationwide to Vote Republican

Religious Liberties / Persecution11/1/2018 4:38:03 AM
Contact: Vanity Jackson, 757-375-6444, Vanity@ewjackson.comNORFOLK, Va., Nov. 1, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- In 2011, E.W. Jackson released a viral video titled "Exodus Now," which called upon black voters to exit the Democrat Party. Today, he has launched another video with the same emphasis. Says the Bishop, "We call on black Christians to stop allowing liberals to ride their backs into office."In the earlier video, Bishop Jackson urged Americans of African descent no Source: S.T.A.N.D

IRD Rejoices Over Asia Bibi Acquittal, Concerned for Pakistani Christians

Religious Liberties / Persecution10/31/2018 9:31:05 AM
Contact: Chelsen Vicari, Institute on Religion and Democracy, 202-682-4131, 540-239-2170 cell, WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Institute on Religion and Democracy is rejoicing over news of Pakistan's Supreme Court overturning the death penalty conviction of Aasiya Noreen, commonly known as Asia Bibi, a Christian Pakistani woman falsely accused of blasphemy against Islam. Bibi has been imprisoned in a Pakistani jail since 2010. She was arrested afte Source: Institute on Religion & Democracy

Pakistani Christians Call for Prayer, Christian Service in Midst of Violence After Asia Bibi Acquittal

Religious Liberties / Persecution10/31/2018 5:13:00 AM
'As a Praying People, Let Us Trust God,' Say Christians Bracing for Violence in 5th-Most Dangerous Country Contact: Christine Cape, 770-813-0000 SANTA ANA, Calif., Oct. 31, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Christians on the ground in Pakistan tell Open Doors USA partners that they are calling on their fellow Christians across Pakistan to pray and offer themselves for public service as violent protests break out in the wake of the Pakistan Supreme Court's astounding acquittal of Asia Bibi, a Source: DeMoss

Viguerie Launches 'Campaign to Brand Democrats re: anti-Catholic'

Religious Liberties / Persecution10/31/2018 4:11:03 AM
Contact: Richard Viguerie, 703-392-7676 MANASSAS, Va., Oct. 31, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Conservative direct marketing pioneer Richard A. Viguerie, Chairman of FedUp PAC and, today announced the launch of "The Democrat War On Catholics: What You Need To Know Before You Vote," a video and social media campaign aimed at informing Catholic voters about the threat to Catholics and Catholic teachings posed by the newly radicalized Democratic Party. The centerpieces o Source: American Target Advertising

In the Wake of Pittsburgh Tragedy, PJTN Leader Calls for Prayer and Public Denouncement of Replacement Theology as a Growing Fuel of Anti-Semitism in America

Religious Liberties / Persecution10/29/2018 10:31:05 AM
Contact: Jackie Monaghan, PJTN Communications Director, 615-646-5990, NEW YORK, Oct. 29, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Laurie Cardoza-Moore, founder of nationally recognized "watchdog" group Proclaiming Justice To The Nations (PJTN), an organization which has remained continually active on the frontline confrontation of anti-Semitism for more than a decade, today issued a warning in the wake of Saturday's tragedy in Pittsburgh. Source: PJTN

Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting: Billy Graham Rapid Response Team Chaplains Ministering to Hurting Community

Religious Liberties / Persecution10/29/2018 4:02:05 AM
Contact: Lisa Moseley, 704-401-2116,   CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 29, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Crisis-trained chaplains with the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team are on the ground in Pittsburgh following Saturday's mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood. According to news reports, the attack claimed the lives of 11 people. Several more were injured, including police officers who engaged the shooter in their attempt to apprehend him Source: Billy Graham Evangelistic Assoc.

Family Research Council Calls for National Day of Prayer and Reconciliation

Religious Liberties / Persecution10/28/2018 8:36:03 AM
Contact: J.P. Duffy, Family Research Council, 866-FRC-NEWS, 866-372-6397 WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, who is traveling in the Middle East, released the following statement calling for a national day of prayer and reconciliation: "We join the nation in mourning those killed in the horrific synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh. It's easy to feel helpless in the face of such acts of evil. But we can and must overcome the evil Source: Family Research Council