North Carolina Pastor Faces Arrest Over City Ban on ‘Any Public Address, Lecture or Discourse’

North Carolina Pastor Faces Arrest Over City Ban on ‘Any Public Address, Lecture or Discourse’

A pastor and Coast Guard chief in North Carolina is facing possible citation or arrest over a city ordinance that bans free expression without government permission. Pastor Adam Gray says that he is going to continue to preach on the public streets and sidewalks of Elizabeth City, North Carolina despite the ordinance, which is listed […]

Texas Pastor Jailed for Preaching at Pride Event Awaits Court Date

Texas Pastor Jailed for Preaching at Pride Event Awaits Court Date

A pastor in Texas is awaiting his day in court following his arrest this month while preaching at a homosexual pride event. Pastor Joey Faust says that he and other members of his church, Kingdom Baptist Church in Venus, Texas, were physically blocked by police while attempting to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with […]

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 […]

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