American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran for Planting House Churches

American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran for Planting House Churches

An Iranian-born American pastor, who has dual citizenship in both the United States and Iran, has been imprisoned for planting house churches. Reports state that 32-year-old Saeed Abedini was taken into custody in late September by Iranian officials, but news about the matter did not break until recently. Abedini had been visiting his family in Iran, […]

Professing Witch Threatens to Burn Church, Kill Pastor and ‘Fill the Seas With Christian Blood’

Professing Witch Threatens to Burn Church, Kill Pastor and ‘Fill the Seas With Christian Blood’

St. Charles, Missouri — A Missouri man who identifies as a male witch is behind bars after he placed several threatening phone calls to a Christian church, stating that he was going to burn down the building and kill the pastor. Derek Ficik, 26, of Maryland Heights is accused of calling Matthias Lot Church in […]

Walmart Pharmacist Fired After Being Accused of Praying With Crying Customer Files Suit

Walmart Pharmacist Fired After Being Accused of Praying With Crying Customer Files Suit

Bakersfield, California — A former pharmacist at a Walmart in California is suing the company and her employers after she was fired for allegedly praying with a customer. Anhue Doan, 59, states that she had been warned previously that she could not pray on the job, as she had been written up for admitting “that […]

Uzbekistan Pastor Released From Prison, Granted Asylum in Europe

Uzbekistan Pastor Released From Prison, Granted Asylum in Europe

A pastor from the central Asian country of Uzbekistan has been released from prison and granted asylum in Europe after being held for three months on charges that he practiced religion outside of state regulations. Pastor Makset Djabbarbergenov, 32, was first detained by police in Kazakhstan in September of this year after he fled to the […]

Christian Beheaded By Islamists in Somalia for Following ‘Foreign Religion of Christianity’

Christian Beheaded By Islamists in Somalia for Following ‘Foreign Religion of Christianity’

A 25-year-old Christian man was recently beheaded by Islamists in the country of Somalia after being accused of serving as a spy and being an adherent to the “foreign religion of Christianity.” According to Morning Star News, Farhan Haji Mose of Barawa had been watched by members of the Islamic group Al Shabaab for approximately […]

Texas Officials Force Grandmother to Cover ‘Offensive’ ‘Vote the Bible’ T-Shirt at Polls

Texas Officials Force Grandmother to Cover ‘Offensive’ ‘Vote the Bible’ T-Shirt at Polls

A grandmother in Texas was recently forced to cover her Vote the Bible t-shirt while voting early at City Hall. Kay Hill of Taylor says that she was told by election officials that her shirt was “offensive,” and that she must either cover it or not vote. “When I walked in, one of the election […]

Texas Pastor Jailed for Preaching at Pride Event Awaits Court Date

Texas Pastor Jailed for Preaching at Pride Event Awaits Court Date

A pastor in Texas is awaiting his day in court following his arrest this month while preaching at a homosexual pride event. Pastor Joey Faust says that he and other members of his church, Kingdom Baptist Church in Venus, Texas, were physically blocked by police while attempting to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with […]

From Jailing Evangelists to Church Bomb Plot, Christian Persecution on the Rise in America

From Jailing Evangelists to Church Bomb Plot, Christian Persecution on the Rise in America

Throughout 2012, numerous incidents have been making headlines pertaining to the persecution of Christians in America. Some believe that persecution is on the rise, and that matters will only continue to get worse across the country on both the federal and local levels. While circumstances have not escalated to the intensity taking place in countries […]

New Jersey Police Charge Six Christians for Evangelizing in Public Park

New Jersey Police Charge Six Christians for Evangelizing in Public Park

Police in New Jersey charged six Christians yesterday for evangelizing in a public park without government permission, and for causing some hearers to be upset with their Gospel message. Robert Parker of Millstone, New Jersey told Christian News Network that he and several Christians from Bread of Life Fellowship in Wayne were all cited on […]