Mayor, City Council Shuts Down Citizen Within Seconds From Speaking Against Abortion, Adjourns Meeting

Mayor, City Council Shuts Down Citizen Within Seconds From Speaking Against Abortion, Adjourns Meeting

Within seconds after a citizen mentioned abortion during the public comment period during the Hagerstown Mayor & City Council Meeting, a visibly agitated seventh-term council member interrupted the calm-speaking citizen speaker and made a motion to adjourn the meeting, citing that he did not want to stay and listen — a motion that passed, leaving […]

UK Headteacher Reports Student’s Church for ‘Hate Crime’ After Child Accused of ‘Homophobic Remarks’

UK Headteacher Reports Student’s Church for ‘Hate Crime’ After Child Accused of ‘Homophobic Remarks’

LONDON — A headteacher in the UK who suspended two 10-year-old students over allegations that they had made “homophobic remarks” after expressing objection to a lesson for Pride Month also reported a church that one of the children attends for a “hate crime.” The Christian Legal Centre reports that the parents of the children asked […]

UK Christian Doctor Lost Job After Refusing to Use ‘Transgendered’ Pronouns, Tribunal Hears

UK Christian Doctor Lost Job After Refusing to Use ‘Transgendered’ Pronouns, Tribunal Hears

 (The Telegraph) — Christian doctor lost his job in a government department after he refused to refer to “a six-foot-tall bearded man” as “madam,” a tribunal heard. Dr. David Mackereth, 56, claims he was sacked as a disability benefits assessor by the Department of Work and Pensions over his religious beliefs. The father-of-four alleges […]

Court of Human Rights to Hear Case of Norwegian Family Whose Children Were Seized Over Christian Upbringing

Court of Human Rights to Hear Case of Norwegian Family Whose Children Were Seized Over Christian Upbringing

STRASBOURG — The European Court of Human Rights has agreed to hear the case of a Norwegian family whose children were seized in 2015 after the school principal called authorities to express concern over the manner in which the children were being raised by “radical Christians.” “Parents have the right to direct the upbringing of […]

UK Christian Doctor Again Under Investigation for Giving Spiritual Encouragement to Patients

UK Christian Doctor Again Under Investigation for Giving Spiritual Encouragement to Patients

KENT — A Christian doctor in the United Kingdom is again under investigation by the General Medical Council (GMC) after the National Secular Society (NSS) told the entity that an unnamed “highly vulnerable” patient could be exposed to the doctor’s alleged practice of “promoting Christianity” during office visits. Richard Scott is a general practitioner (GP) at […]

UK Magistrate Removed From Bench, NHS Board Over Stance on Placing Children With Mother, Father Loses Appeal

UK Magistrate Removed From Bench, NHS Board Over Stance on Placing Children With Mother, Father Loses Appeal

KENT — A U.K. magistrate who was removed from office for telling the media that he believes it is best for adoptive children to be placed with a mother and father, and later also prohibited from returning to his position on the board of the National Health Service (NHS) Trust, has lost his appeal over the […]

US Supreme Court Throws Out Ruling Against Oregon Bakery, Sends Case Back to Lower Court for Review

US Supreme Court Throws Out Ruling Against Oregon Bakery, Sends Case Back to Lower Court for Review

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has vacated an adverse ruling against an Oregon couple who declined to create a cake for a same-sex “wedding,’ and has sent the case back to the Oregon Court of Appeals to review the matter in light of its decision in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, which found that hostility […]

Washington Supreme Court Stands by ‘Discrimination’ Ruling Against Florist Who Declined Same-Sex ‘Wedding’

Washington Supreme Court Stands by ‘Discrimination’ Ruling Against Florist Who Declined Same-Sex ‘Wedding’

OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Washington State Supreme Court has stood by its previous decision declaring that a Christian-identified florist unlawfully discriminated against a longtime customer in declining to create arrangements for his same-sex “wedding.” The U.S. Supreme Court had asked the state court to revisit its ruling in light of the Colorado Masterpiece Cakeshop decision, […]

‘Equality Act’ Passed in US House Attempts to Use Federal Civil Rights Law to Eliminate Rights of Christians

‘Equality Act’ Passed in US House Attempts to Use Federal Civil Rights Law to Eliminate Rights of Christians

WASHINGTON — Under the guise of equality, a bill passed the United States House on Friday that would add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to federal civil rights law, and would preclude entities — including Christian organizations and others who do not want to participate in affirming sinful behavior — from living out their convictions in […]

US Supreme Court to Decide Whether ‘Sex’ Discrimination in Workplace Includes Homosexuality, Gender Identity

US Supreme Court to Decide Whether ‘Sex’ Discrimination in Workplace Includes Homosexuality, Gender Identity

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear three cases that surround the question of whether or not employers, including Christian business owners, are prohibited under federal civil rights law from firing workers due to their “sexual orientation” or “gender identity.” The law has historically been interpreted as barring discrimination against women, but […]

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