Religious Liberties/Persecution

Persecuting a Hero

Religious Liberties / Persecution7/21/2017 9:11:04 AM
Contact: Mitchell Hailstone, Congressman Trent Franks, 202-225-4576   WASHINGTON, July 21, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Earlier this week, an Obama-appointed judge with numerous explicit ties to Planned Parenthood in San Francisco held David Daleiden in contempt of court and ordered him and his team to pay a $137,000 fine. David Daleiden is the founder of the Center for Medical Progress who became famous in 2015 for releasing damaging videos revealing Planned Parenthood executives negotia Source: CCN

Kim Davis and Rowan County Not Liable for Attorney's Fees

Religious Liberties / Persecution7/21/2017 8:59:00 AM
Contact: Liberty Counsel, 407-875-1776,; Press Kit   ASHLAND, Ky., July 21, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Today, U.S. District Judge David Bunning ruled that neither Kim Davis nor Rowan County are liable for attorney's fees over the marriage license issue that began in 2015. Judge Bunning did overrule the Magistrate's Findings and Recommendations that concluded the ACLU was not entitled to any attorney's fees because the plaintiffs were not the prevailing party. Bunning fou Source: Liberty Counsel

Perseverance of the Faith-based Community Pushes Investment Pioneer, Timothy Plan, Over $1B

Religious Liberties / Persecution7/20/2017 9:39:05 AM
Contact: Stephen Ally, Timothy Plan, 407-644-1986 ORLANDO, Fla., July 20, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Timothy Partners, LTD (Orlando, FL), manager and adviser of Timothy Plan, announced on Thursday, July 20th that the family of funds has eclipsed $1 billion in assets under management (AUM). This is a milestone moment for any packaged investment product, but for the family of mutual funds that started an entire movement, it is particularly special. "I didn't allow myself to dream about r Source: Timothy Partners, LTD

Anti-Christian Bigotry Surges in U.K.

Religious Liberties / Persecution7/19/2017 11:53:01 AM
Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191,   NEW YORK, July 19, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a new survey on anti-Christian bigotry in the United Kingdom: Premier Christian Communications has released the results of a survey of 12,000 Christians in the U.K. assessing prejudice and discrimination against them. The findings are disturbing. 93% say Christianity is bein Source: Catholic League

Family Research Council to Host Michael Stokes Paulsen for Discussion on Objections to Religious Liberty

Religious Liberties / Persecution7/19/2017 7:02:04 AM
Contact: J.P. Duffy or Macie Malone, 866-FRC-NEWS or 866-372-6397WASHINGTON, July 19, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- On Friday, July 21, Michael Stokes Paulsen, a distinguished University Chair & Professor of Law at the University of St. Thomas, will give a lecture at Family Research Council headquarters on the main controversies surrounding religious liberty today, which are being driven in large part due to society's declining acceptance of the premises and assumptions upon which Source: Family Research Council

Contempt for Daleiden, $140,000 for Abortion Profiteers

Religious Liberties / Persecution7/18/2017 1:20:03 PM
Contact: Alexandra Snyder, Life Legal Defense Foundation, 202-717-7371 NAPA, Calif., July 18, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Yesterday Judge William Orrick held David Daleiden, the Center for Medical Progress, and two of David's criminal defense attorneys in civil contempt for violating a court order prohibiting the release of video footage related to NAF conferences and related meetings. The footage was posted to a private website in May. Daleiden's criminal defense attorneys argued th Source: Life Legal Defense Foundation

ECFA Admonishes GuideStar for SPLC 'Hate Group' Label

Religious Liberties / Persecution7/18/2017 5:33:05 AM
Contact: Liberty Counsel, 407-875-1776,; Press Kit  WINCHESTER, Va., July 18, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) recently sent a letter to GuideStar reprimanding them for their recent labeling of Liberty Counsel and certain other nonprofit organizations as "hate groups" at the recommendation of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). ECFA President Dan Busby wrote: "The practice by GuideSt Source: Liberty Counsel

Judicial Watch Statement on IRS Records Scandal

Religious Liberties / Persecution7/17/2017 11:27:05 AM
Internal Watchdog Found Records Went Missing   Contact: Jill Farrell, Judicial Watch, 202-646-5172   WASHINGTON, July 17, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton issued the following statement in response to a July 13 Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration report, which finds the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) records management practice resulted in lost records and incomplete IRS responses to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and con Source: Judicial Watch

ICM Welcomes Tim Dammon as V.P. of Ministry Advancement

Religious Liberties / Persecution7/17/2017 10:05:05 AM
Contact: Ryan Holloway, International Cooperating Ministries, 757-848-5878 HAMPTON, Va., July 17, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- International Cooperating Ministries is pleased to announce that Tim Dammon (photo) has joined the organization as Vice President of Ministry Advancement. In this role, Tim will lead and oversee ICM's investor relations, marketing, and fund development efforts. Source: International Cooperating Ministries

Catholic-Evangelical Alliance is Strong

Religious Liberties / Persecution7/14/2017 8:12:00 AM
Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191,   NEW YORK, July 14, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the Catholic-Evangelical alliance: Traditional Catholics and evangelical Christians have much in common, the latest example of which happened yesterday. Following an event on July 11th where U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions addressed the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), ABC News, Source: Catholic League

Court to Weigh HOA's Attempted Exclusion of 'Undesirable' Groups

Religious Liberties / Persecution7/14/2017 8:01:03 AM
Contact: Brad Dacus, Pacific Justice Institute, 916-616-4126 BAKERSFIELD, Calif., July 14, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- The latest move by a homeowners' association in its efforts to curb religious activity by senior citizens is raising eyebrows and landing the HOA back in court.  Late last year, the HOA of Solera at Kern Canyon, a retirement community in Bakersfield, suspended three Bible studies and a Sunday worship service following a complaint by an atheist.  After one Source: Pacific Justice Institute

Media Smear Alliance Defending Freedom

Religious Liberties / Persecution7/14/2017 6:09:01 AM
Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191,   NEW YORK, July 14, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on how some in the mainstream media are smearing Alliance Defending Freedom: Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) does some of the best legal work in the United States defending religious liberty. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke at one of its meetings on July 11, and some in the media t Source: Catholic League

Family Research Council Praises Senate for Draft Bill Defunding Planned Parenthood, Replacing Obamacare with Pro-life Protections

Religious Liberties / Persecution7/14/2017 5:11:03 AM
Contact: J.P. Duffy or Alice Chao, 866-FRC-NEWS or 866-372-6397 WASHINGTON, July 14, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- The U.S. Senate has released a new draft of the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (H.R. 1628, "BCRA"). BCRA, for one year, would eliminate more than $390 million (over 86%) of over $450 million in annual federal funding to Planned Parenthood, from all mandatory government spending programs. This is identical to the provision ruled to comply with the Sena Source: Family Research Council

Open Letter to Louisville Metro City Council Members from Operation Save America Addressing the Proposed Barricade Ordinance Denying 1st Amendment Rights

Religious Liberties / Persecution7/19/2017 3:00:00 AM
Contact: Rev. Rusty Lee Thomas, Operation Save America, 254-715-3134 LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 19, 2017 / / -- The following is submitted by Rev. Rusty Lee Thomas: Dear Metro City Council members: The standard Christians have followed down through the ages is that when the state commands us to do what God forbids, or forbids us to do what God commands, "We must obey Go rather than man." Supporters of a "safety zone" have crafted the issue before you to appe Source: Operation Save America

Legislators Seek to Stop Funding Palestinian Terrorism

Religious Liberties / Persecution7/13/2017 9:11:00 AM
Contact: Liberty Counsel, 407-875-1776,; Press Kit WASHINGTON, July 13, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Senate Foreign Relations Committee began hearings yesterday on S.474, known as the Taylor Force Act, which will defund the Palestinian Authority (PA) until they cease and denounce their "Pay to Slay" policy, which rewards terrorists and their families for acts against Israel and the United States. Liberty Counsel and Christians in Defense of Israel have been instrumental in e Source: Liberty Counsel