Ugandan Parliament Moves to Ban Street Preaching

Ugandan Parliament Moves to Ban Street Preaching

Members of parliament in the South Central African country of Uganda are seeking to ban street preaching in the nation following a motion from a Kawempe North legislator. According to reports, parliament met earlier this month to deliberate the matter. The government officials, known as GP’s, stated that they disliked the preaching, calling it “inflammatory.” […]

Missions Group Raises Awareness of Plight of Orphans

Missions Group Raises Awareness of Plight of Orphans

A missions organization that focuses on caring for orphans and distressed children is conducting a diaper drive through early November. Mission Network News reports that Dr. Jerry Haag, the president of Florida Baptist Children’s Homes and Orphan’s Heart, is conducting its annual 40 Days for the Fatherless campaign to help raise awareness about the plight […]

Oregon Evangelist Arrested for Asserting Right to Preach at Rural Harvest Festival to Face Trial

Oregon Evangelist Arrested for Asserting Right to Preach at Rural Harvest Festival to Face Trial

An evangelist from Oregon is scheduled to plead not guilty today in a case involving his arrest last month for asserting his right to preach on the public sidewalk to attendees of a rural harvest festival. Andy Schmelzer says that he was preaching and witnessing at the Myrtle Point Harvest Festival on September 22nd when […]

From Jailing Evangelists to Church Bomb Plot, Christian Persecution on the Rise in America

From Jailing Evangelists to Church Bomb Plot, Christian Persecution on the Rise in America

Throughout 2012, numerous incidents have been making headlines pertaining to the persecution of Christians in America. Some believe that persecution is on the rise, and that matters will only continue to get worse across the country on both the federal and local levels. While circumstances have not escalated to the intensity taking place in countries […]

Charge Against Preacher Cited for Being Flashed By Female Heckler Dismissed

Charge Against Preacher Cited for Being Flashed By Female Heckler Dismissed

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — A municipal court in Philadelphia has dismissed a disorderly conduct charge against a preacher that was cited for being flashed by a female heckler. Following notification today in court that the prosecution has no interest in pursuing the case, Judge Jackie Frazier-Lyde, daughter of renowned boxer Joe Frazier, dismissed the charge against evangelist […]

New Jersey Police Charge Six Christians for Evangelizing in Public Park

New Jersey Police Charge Six Christians for Evangelizing in Public Park

Police in New Jersey charged six Christians yesterday for evangelizing in a public park without government permission, and for causing some hearers to be upset with their Gospel message. Robert Parker of Millstone, New Jersey told Christian News Network that he and several Christians from Bread of Life Fellowship in Wayne were all cited on […]

Phoenix City Council Repeals Ordinance That Prohibited Christians From Giving Away Bottled Water

Phoenix City Council Repeals Ordinance That Prohibited Christians From Giving Away Bottled Water

The City Council of Phoenix, Arizona has repealed an ordinance that had been used this summer to prohibit Christians in the city from distributing bottled water on the streets. As previously reported, in July of this year, Patrick Moore and Dana Crow-Smith told Christian News Network that they had been approached by an official with […]

Federal Judge Halts New Orleans’ Ban on After-Sunset Evangelism

Federal Judge Halts New Orleans’ Ban on After-Sunset Evangelism

A national legal organization has announced that it has obtained a temporary restraining order against New Orleans’ Aggressive Solicitation ordinance, which bans evangelistic activity and all free speech after sunset on Bourbon Street. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Louisiana states that it obtained the restraining order during a brief telephone hearing this afternoon. […]

Pastor Threatened With Arrest for Preaching on Bourbon Street After Sunset Files Federal Lawsuit

Pastor Threatened With Arrest for Preaching on Bourbon Street After Sunset Files Federal Lawsuit

A pastor that was threatened with arrest for preaching on New Orleans’ Bourbon Street after sunset has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the city’s Aggressive Solicitation ordinance, and is seeking a preliminary injunction against its enforcement. Attorneys with Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) filed a complaint in district court yesterday on behalf of Pastor Paul Gros, […]

National Evangelistic Group Denounces Arrest of Christians in New Orleans, Calls for DOJ Intervention

National Evangelistic Group Denounces Arrest of Christians in New Orleans, Calls for DOJ Intervention

A national evangelistic group is denouncing the recent arrest of six Christians in New Orleans’ French Quarter and is seeking intervention from the federal government, including the Department of Justice. As previously reported, this past Friday, Pastor Troy Bohn of Raven Ministries and five members of his ministry team were arrested while ministering the Gospel […]

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