Church Elder Threatened With Arrest for Sharing Faith in California Mall Files Suit

Church Elder Threatened With Arrest for Sharing Faith in California Mall Files Suit

Visalia, California — An elder at a California church has filed suit against a local mall for threatening him with arrest if he did not stop sharing his faith with shoppers. John Vadnais had regularly visited the Visalia Mall to shop and eat, and sometimes to also share his faith at the same time. However, […]

Scores of Christians Touch Down in New Orleans to Proclaim Christ at Super Bowl

Scores of Christians Touch Down in New Orleans to Proclaim Christ at Super Bowl

New Orleans, Louisiana — Scores of Christians from across the country have touched down in New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII, excited about the upcoming game and its surrounding events. However, their excitement and fanaticism is for a much different reason than most, as they state that they can’t wait to fill the streets with the Gospel […]

Ugandan Pastor Arrested, Chained to Tree by Police For Giving Away Gospel Film on Street

Ugandan Pastor Arrested, Chained to Tree by Police For Giving Away Gospel Film on Street

Uganda, Africa — A Ugandan pastor reports that he was arrested and chained to a tree last weekend for distributing a Gospel film outside one of the largest megachurches in the nation. Pastor Bill Issa of Reconcilation Outreach Ministries states that he and a team of five Christians set out last Saturday to distribute copies […]

Va. Senate Committee Unanimously Approves Bill to Repeal Law Against Unmarried ‘Lascivious’ Living

Va. Senate Committee Unanimously Approves Bill to Repeal Law Against Unmarried ‘Lascivious’ Living

Richmond, Virginia — The Virginia Senate Committee unanimously approved a bill this week that seeks to do away with parts of a state law criminalizing cohabitation. Currently, only four states in the nation — Michigan, Mississippi, Virginia and Florida — have laws on the books prohibiting unmarried couples from living together. The Virginia statute dates […]

Florida City Proposes Ban to Keep Churches Away From Booze-Selling Businesses

Florida City Proposes Ban to Keep Churches Away From Booze-Selling Businesses

Parker, Florida — A small city in Florida is considering enacting a ban against establishing new churches near businesses that sell alcoholic beverages. City council members in Parker, Florida state that the ordinance would bar the construction or conversion of a building into a house of worship within 500 feet of any beer-selling business, including […]

Protestant Denominations, Catholics Sign Ecumenical ‘Mutual Recognition of Baptism’ Agreement

Protestant Denominations, Catholics Sign Ecumenical ‘Mutual Recognition of Baptism’ Agreement

Austin, Texas — Leaders from several Protestant denominations met with representatives from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops last night to sign an ecumenical document agreeing to recognize each other’s baptisms. The document, entitled “These Living Waters: Common Agreement on the Mutual Recognition of Baptism,” has been approximately four years in the making. The Presbyterian […]

Christian School Locked in Legal Battle With Teachers Fired for Refusing to Affirm Their Faith

Christian School Locked in Legal Battle With Teachers Fired for Refusing to Affirm Their Faith

Thousand Oaks, California — Two former elementary school teachers and a once-secular school in California are fighting a complicated legal battle in the courts regarding the dismissal of the teachers for refusing to provide proof of their Christian faith. Little Oaks Elementary School is a pre-k through 5th grade institution owned by Calvary Chapel of […]

Wisconsin County Unanimously Votes to Keep Prayer in Board Meetings Despite Threats From Atheists

Wisconsin County Unanimously Votes to Keep Prayer in Board Meetings Despite Threats From Atheists

Barron, Wisconsin — Government officials in a Wisconsin county have voted unanimously to continue with prayers at their monthly county board meetings despite threats from a national atheist organization to file a lawsuit over the matter. According to reports, citizens throughout Barron County recently turned out to the January board meeting to express their overwhelming […]