Utah Church Sues City for Restricting Gospel Tracts Near Mormon Temple to ‘Free Speech Zone’

Utah Church Sues City for Restricting Gospel Tracts Near Mormon Temple to ‘Free Speech Zone’

A non-denominational church in Utah has filed a federal lawsuit challenging an ordinance in Brigham City that restricts speech to designated “free speech zones.” Main Street Church, which has been active in the community since the 1960’s, says that it sought to distribute Gospel literature specific to its concerns about Mormonism outside of a newly-constructed […]

World Trade Center Survivor Turned Evangelist Remembers 9/11: ‘Your Community is Ground Zero’

World Trade Center Survivor Turned Evangelist Remembers 9/11: ‘Your Community is Ground Zero’

While many remember the terrible tragedy the struck America eleven years ago today as airplanes sliced through the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, for some, this day will forever be etched in their mind as they narrowly escaped with their lives on that dreadful morning. Evangelist Sujo John says that he had just moved […]

Christians Condemn Idolatrous ‘Queenship of Mary’ Observance, Emphasize Need for Evangelism

Christians Condemn Idolatrous ‘Queenship of Mary’ Observance, Emphasize Need for Evangelism

Christians nationwide are expressing concerns following Wednesday’s Catholic observance of the Feast of the Queenship of Mary — one of a number of holidays on the liturgical calendar — and are emphasizing the need for evangelism. On the Roman Catholic holiday, Pope Benedict addressed a crowd of international followers at the courtyard of the Castel […]

Nepal Hindus Honor ‘Holy Cows’ in Annual Festival Hoping to Help Dead Reach Heaven

Nepal Hindus Honor ‘Holy Cows’ in Annual Festival Hoping to Help Dead Reach Heaven

Families in Nepal are celebrating the annual Hindu festival Gai Jatra, or the “Procession of Cows,” in an effort to help deceased loved ones reach heaven. The festival is said to have its roots in ancient times when Hindus worshiped Yamaraj, the “god of death.” According to Hindu beliefs and legend, people would hold the […]

Philadelphia Police Cite Preacher for Being Flashed By Female Heckler

Philadelphia Police Cite Preacher for Being Flashed By Female Heckler

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — An evangelist was cited with disorderly conduct Friday night after a woman passing by stopped and exposed herself as he was preaching. Mike Stockwell of Cross Country Evangelism says that he was open-air preaching on the infamous South Street in Philadelphia late Friday, which is a popular downtown area known for its […]

Attorneys for Missionary Jailed for Telling Officers to ‘Repent’ Demand Constitutional Training for Police

Attorneys for Missionary Jailed for Telling Officers to ‘Repent’ Demand Constitutional Training for Police

A national legal organization is defending a missionary that was arrested on the Fourth of July for telling police officers that they needed to “repent.” The Rutherford Institute of Charlottesville, Virginia has issued a letter to attorneys representing the town of Holly Ridge, North Carolina, demanding that its police department be trained in the constitutional […]

Charlotte Churches to Repent Before Democratic National Convention

Charlotte Churches to Repent Before Democratic National Convention

Christians in Charlotte, North Carolina are preparing to gather in public repentance on Labor Day weekend, one day before the Democratic National Convention. Charlotte714 is an event organized by local businessman David Benham of Benham Companies, along with other area pastors and community leaders. “The organizers of Charlotte714 are Christians who love Jesus and our […]

U.S. Supreme Court Shows Interest in Case of Evangelist Arrested Near Liberty Bell

U.S. Supreme Court Shows Interest in Case of Evangelist Arrested Near Liberty Bell

A civil liberties organization states that the United States Supreme Court is showing signs of interest in a case involving an evangelist that was arrested while preaching near the Liberty Bell. The Rutherford Institute is representing Michael Marcavage of Repent America in Marcavage v. Saperstein, et al., which surrounds Marcavage’s unlawful arrest in 2007 while […]