UK Student Expelled Over Facebook Post Citing Biblical Law on Homosexuality Granted Judicial Review

UK Student Expelled Over Facebook Post Citing Biblical Law on Homosexuality Granted Judicial Review

SOUTH YORKSHIRE, U.K. — A student at a prominent university in the United Kingdom who was expelled over a post on his personal Facebook page that outlined the biblical stance on homosexuality has been granted the right to challenge his expulsion in court. Deputy High Court Judge James Lewis opined on Wednesday that Felix Ngole’s expulsion from […]

ISIS Fighters in Iraq Killed by Wild Boars Before They Can Ambush Locals

ISIS Fighters in Iraq Killed by Wild Boars Before They Can Ambush Locals

(Newsweek) — Three militants loyal to the Islamic State group (ISIS) have been killed by wild boars as they planned to ambush Iraqi tribesmen opposed to the group, according to a local anti-ISIS leader. At least eight ISIS fighters had reportedly taken cover among dense reeds in Iraq’s al-Rashad region, about 55 miles southwest of […]

UK Liberal Democrat Leader Who Professes Christianity Claims ‘Gay Sex’ Is Not a Sin

UK Liberal Democrat Leader Who Professes Christianity Claims ‘Gay Sex’ Is Not a Sin

(The Guardian) — The Liberal Democrat leader, Tim Farron, has confirmed that he does not believe gay sex to be a sin, saying that while he had no wish to “pontificate on theological matters,” he also did not want people to misunderstand his religious beliefs. Farron, who professes to be an evangelical Christian, has faced […]

UK Teacher’s Union Calls for Homosexual, Transgender Education in Nursery School

UK Teacher’s Union Calls for Homosexual, Transgender Education in Nursery School

(Christian Concern) — The National Union of Teachers (NUT) has passed a motion calling on its members to teach nursery children about same-sex relationships and transsexualism. The motion was passed by delegates at the NUT’s annual conference in Cardiff, which took place earlier this month. Christian Concern’s Chief Executive Andrea Williams warned that this would […]

Millions of South Sudanese Face Famine in ‘Lean Season’

Millions of South Sudanese Face Famine in ‘Lean Season’

South Sudan (Mission Network News) — It’s been just over two months since the South Sudanese government declared famine conditions in parts of the country, according to Relief Web. Now we’re getting close to what’s called the “lean season” in South Sudan from May to July. The latest UNICEF report says over five million people—almost […]

Jehovah’s Witnesses Banned by Russia’s Supreme Court After ‘Extremist’ Tag Upheld

Jehovah’s Witnesses Banned by Russia’s Supreme Court After ‘Extremist’ Tag Upheld

(Newsweek) — Russia’s Supreme Court has declared Jehovah’s Witnesses an extremist organization, ordering its assets liquidated and banning all activities in the country, Russian state media reported Thursday. The ban will not come into force until after the group’s appeal is heard. The ruling upholds a claim made by Russia’s Ministry of Justice. Responding to […]

French Presidential Candidate: Islamic ‘Preachers of Hate Should Be Expelled, Their Mosques Closed’

French Presidential Candidate: Islamic ‘Preachers of Hate Should Be Expelled, Their Mosques Closed’

PARIS — French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen told reporters on Friday that the country should ban Islamic hate preachers and close their mosques in light of the most recent terror attack in the nation. “Our country France has once again had the barbarity of a terrorist assault in the heart of our capital,” she said. […]

Christian Governor ‘Ahok’ Loses Jakarta Election

Christian Governor ‘Ahok’ Loses Jakarta Election

(Evangelical Focus) — Muslim candidate Anies Baswedan won the governmental election in Jakarta (capital city of Indonesia) on April 19. A rough and tense campaign had led to a blasphemy trial against the Christian candidate and Governor Basuki ‘Ahok’ Tjahaja Purnama. With 100% of the votes counted, Baswedan got 58% of the votes, and Purnama, […]

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