California Pregnancy Center Challenges San Francisco False Advertising Law in Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court

California Pregnancy Center Challenges San Francisco False Advertising Law in Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — A pro-life pregnancy center in California has submitted a writ of certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court in asking that it take up a case involving a San Francisco rule aimed at pregnancy centers that bans so-called “false advertising” about their services. The Pregnancy Information Disclosure and Protection Ordinance was introduced in the […]

Judge Rules California Can’t Force Baker to Create Cakes for Same-Sex ‘Weddings’ in Violation of Her Christian Faith

Judge Rules California Can’t Force Baker to Create Cakes for Same-Sex ‘Weddings’ in Violation of Her Christian Faith

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A Superior Court judge has ruled that the State of California cannot force a baker who identifies as a Christian to create cakes for same-sex “weddings” in violation of her faith. He differentiated between selling a generic product on the shelf with having to specially create a cake that celebrates an event […]

Pediatric Nurse Files Complaint With HHS After Leaving Job Over Requirement to Provide Abortion Referrals

Pediatric Nurse Files Complaint With HHS After Leaving Job Over Requirement to Provide Abortion Referrals

ROCKFORD, Ill. — A former pediatric nurse in Illinois has filed a complaint with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) after she felt forced out of her job when her employer allegedly told her that she could not keep her position if she wouldn’t be willing to provide referrals for abortions and morning-after […]

Nepali Christians Petition Government to Remove Anti-Conversion Law

Nepali Christians Petition Government to Remove Anti-Conversion Law

Nepal (Mission Network News) – In 2015, Nepal changed its constitution to become a secular nation with the freedom of religion. However, in October, Nepal’s President Bidhya Dev Bhandari signed a Criminal Code Bill into law. This law, known as the anti-conversion law, makes religious conversion illegal and punishable by five years in prison and […]

144 Members of Congress Join Legal Brief Supporting Right of Calif. Pregnancy Centers Not to Provide Info on Govt. Abortion Programs

144 Members of Congress Join Legal Brief Supporting Right of Calif. Pregnancy Centers Not to Provide Info on Govt. Abortion Programs

WASHINGTON — More than 140 members of Congress have joined an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of an appeal from several pregnancy centers in California that are challenging a state law requiring the provision of information on government abortion programs. “The FACT Act’s requirements do not merely restrict the pro-life centers’ speech, […]

North Korea Again Tops ‘World Watch List’ as Most Dangerous Place to Live as a Christian

North Korea Again Tops ‘World Watch List’ as Most Dangerous Place to Live as a Christian

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A watchdog organization that releases a report each year on the global persecution of Christians has again named North Korea as the most dangerous place to live as a Christian—for the 16th year in a row. Open Doors USA released its “World Watch List” on Wednesday, which lists and ranks the 50 […]

Unregistered Independent Church’s Building Demolished by Chinese Communist Government: Video

Unregistered Independent Church’s Building Demolished by Chinese Communist Government: Video

(The Guardian) — A church in northern China was demolished this week, the second in less than a month, sparking fears of a wider campaign against Christians as authorities prepare to enforce new laws on religion. Police cordoned off the area around the Golden Lampstand Church church in Linfen, Shanxi province, on Sunday before construction […]

Oregon Court Upholds Order to Pay $135K in ‘Emotional Damages’ for Declining to Make Cake for Same-Sex ‘Wedding’

Oregon Court Upholds Order to Pay $135K in ‘Emotional Damages’ for Declining to Make Cake for Same-Sex ‘Wedding’

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court ruling that ordered Sweet Cakes by Melissa owners Aaron and Melissa Klein to pay $135,000 in “emotional damages” to two lesbian women for declining to make a cake for their same-sex “wedding” in 2014. “[G]iven BOLI’s detailed factual findings about the effect of […]