UK Street Preacher Jailed Over False ‘Hate Speech’ Charge Following Lesbian Complaint

UK Street Preacher Jailed Over False ‘Hate Speech’ Charge Following Lesbian Complaint

BASILDON, England — A Christian street preacher was arrested and jailed last week in England after he was accused by a lesbian bystander of engaging in hate speech against homosexuals. The incident occurred on Thursday while evangelist Rob Hughes was preaching on the streets of Basildon, Essex. As he spoke, Hughes was approached by police, […]

1,000-Member Mob Destroys Indian Church Building

1,000-Member Mob Destroys Indian Church Building

Nearly 1,000 people rallied on August 25 to destroy the construction site of a church led by Gospel for Asia pastor Tanvir. They proceeded to beat the pastor and other believers as well. The congregation in North India had recently resumed construction on the church building after opposition halted their plans two years ago. Only […]

North Korea Rescinds Invitation to U.S. Envoy Seeking to Secure Release of American Missionary

North Korea Rescinds Invitation to U.S. Envoy Seeking to Secure Release of American Missionary

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of State has announced that North Korean officials have rescinded their invitation to meet with a special American envoy that sought to secure the release of a missionary that has been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in the country. The government had initially announced the visit on Tuesday, outlining that […]

UK Pastor Under Investigation After Calling Homosexual Pride Fest ‘Carnival of Perverted Carnality’

UK Pastor Under Investigation After Calling Homosexual Pride Fest ‘Carnival of Perverted Carnality’

NORWICH —  A pastor in the United Kingdom was recently visited at his home by police and is now under an official criminal investigation after he sent an email to organizers of a homosexual pride event expressing his concern over what he called an “unashamed carnival of perverted carnality.” Alan Clifford of Norwich Reformed Church […]

Armed German Officials Swarm Home, Seize Couple’s Homeschooled Children

Armed German Officials Swarm Home, Seize Couple’s Homeschooled Children

DARMSTADT, Germany –– German officials raided the home of a homeschooling family this week and seized all four children, declaring that the parents would not see them ‘anytime soon.’ The Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) reports that the incident took place on Thursday morning, as approximately 20 social workers, police officers and special agents swarmed […]

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Calls Upon Iran to Release Imprisoned American Pastor

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Calls Upon Iran to Release Imprisoned American Pastor

WASHINGTON —  United States Secretary of State John Kerry issued a statement this week calling upon the Iranian government to release an imprisoned American pastor, as well as two other American citizens who are believed to be unlawfully held in the country. As previously reported, Saeed Abedini, who fled Iran in 2005 and moved to […]

U.S. to Send Special Envoy to North Korea in Attempt to Secure Release of American Missionary

U.S. to Send Special Envoy to North Korea in Attempt to Secure Release of American Missionary

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of State has announced that it will be sending a special envoy to North Korea this weekend in an attempt to secure the release of an American missionary that has been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in the country. The government announced the visit on Tuesday, outlining that […]

Oregon Police Investigating Explosion That Damaged Controversial Veterans Memorial Cross

Oregon Police Investigating Explosion That Damaged Controversial Veterans Memorial Cross

COOS BAY — Police in Coos Bay, Oregon are investigating an explosion that was set off late last week near a Vietnam veterans war memorial cross that has been at the center of controversy since February. As previously reported, the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) sent a letter to Coos Bay officials this past spring, […]

Court Rejects Appeal of Eight-Year Prison Sentence for American Pastor Incarcerated in Iran

Court Rejects Appeal of Eight-Year Prison Sentence for American Pastor Incarcerated in Iran

TEHRAN — An appeals court in Iran has rejected an appeal on behalf of an American pastor incarcerated in one of the most notorious prisons in the country, and has refused to reduce his sentence despite growing international pressure. The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which has been fighting for the release of […]

Christian Organization Announces Plans for 5K Race to Raise Awareness of Persecuted Church

Christian Organization Announces Plans for 5K Race to Raise Awareness of Persecuted Church

TAMPA – An organization committed to supporting oppressed Christians around the world is planning a 5K race in Tampa this fall to raise awareness of the persecuted church. “Joshuacord” is a non-profit, nondenominational Florida-based ministry whose mission is to “help and rescue those who can’t help themselves.” The organization works with a number of partners throughout […]

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