South African ‘Pastor’ Sprays Insecticide on Congregants ‘to Heal Them’

South African ‘Pastor’ Sprays Insecticide on Congregants ‘to Heal Them’

JOHANNESBURG (CNN) — Images of a South African Pastor spraying insecticide into the faces of his congregants are circulating on social media. Lethebo Rabalago, of the Mount Zion General Assembly (MZGA), in Limpopo, has openly posted photographs on his Facebook page of him spraying congregants with Doom Super Multi Insect Killer to cure various ailments. A post […]

French Council Rejects Ad With Smiling Down Syndrome Children as it Might ‘Disturb’ Post-Abortive Moms

French Council Rejects Ad With Smiling Down Syndrome Children as it Might ‘Disturb’ Post-Abortive Moms

PARIS — A television council in France has rejected an advertisement that features smiling Down syndrome children out of concerns that the video might “disturb” mothers who have aborted a baby because of his or her diagnosis. The video “Dear Future Mom” has been in circulation for two years, created by the group CoorDown and released […]

Over 10,000 Rally in Streets in Support of Indonesian President Accused of Blasphemy Against Islam

Over 10,000 Rally in Streets in Support of Indonesian President Accused of Blasphemy Against Islam

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — More than 10,000 Indonesians took to the streets of their capital to call for tolerance and unity in the world’s most populous Muslim nation, after police opened a blasphemy investigation into the city’s Christian governor. Earlier this month, Jakarta was rocked by a massive protest by conservative Muslims against the popular […]

U.K. Magistrate Removed From Office for Opposing Same-Sex Adoption to File Suit

U.K. Magistrate Removed From Office for Opposing Same-Sex Adoption to File Suit

KENT, U.K. — A U.K. magistrate that was removed from office last year for telling the media that he believes it is best for adoptive children to be placed with a mother and father will now file suit after also being prohibited from returning to his position on the board of the National Health Service (NHS) Trust. […]

‘Pope Francis’ Grants Priests Power to Pardon Mothers Who Have Obtained Abortions

‘Pope Francis’ Grants Priests Power to Pardon Mothers Who Have Obtained Abortions

ROME — Roman Catholic leader Jorge Bergoglio, also known as Pope Francis, has granted priests the unending power to pardon mothers who have obtained abortions, outlining his endowment in a letter issued at the end of his proclaimed “Jubilee Year of Mercy.” The development has raised concern among some. “I henceforth grant to all priests, in virtue of […]

Chinese Pastor Upholds Faith After Nearly Year in Prison

Chinese Pastor Upholds Faith After Nearly Year in Prison

(Morning Star News) – A pastor in southwestern China, jailed for nearly a year on fabricated charges and suffering a liver disease, focuses on trusting God in a letter of encouragement to his wife, according to China Aid. Authorities took pastor Li Guozhi, better known as Yang Hua, into custody after a raid on his […]

Chinese Pastor Ousted From Position, Loses Preaching Certificate

Chinese Pastor Ousted From Position, Loses Preaching Certificate

WENZHOU, Zhejiang (China Aid) — China’s two Christian, state-run organizations forcibly removed a pastor from his position in the coastal province of Zhejiang on Oct. 29 and prohibited him from preaching or evangelizing. The pastor, Zhang Chongzhu, was placed under “residential surveillance in a designated location,” otherwise known as a “black jail,” last September. On Feb. […]

19-Year-Old Homeschool Graduate Wins Canadian Provincial By-Election

19-Year-Old Homeschool Graduate Wins Canadian Provincial By-Election

ONTARIO — A 19-year-old homeschool graduate has become the youngest in Canada to win a parliamentary seat, closing out his opponents with over 50 percent of the vote. Sam Oosterhoff beat out New Democratic Party (NDP) candidate Mike Thomas, 61, and Liberal Party candidate Vicky Ringuette, 37, on Thursday, receiving 54 percent of the popular vote. He had […]

Officials to Reconsider Denying Couple Adoption of Foster Children Over Opposition to Homosexual Parenting

Officials to Reconsider Denying Couple Adoption of Foster Children Over Opposition to Homosexual Parenting

Officials in the United Kingdom have reportedly agreed to reconsider their denial of a couple’s request to adopt two foster children in their care because they told social workers that the juveniles needed a mother and a father, and not two daddies. “At a meeting this week, the council recognized that the initial rejection was wrong. […]