13 Indian Christians Sentenced to 6 Months in Prison for Alleged ‘Forced Conversions’

13 Indian Christians Sentenced to 6 Months in Prison for Alleged ‘Forced Conversions’

Mumbai (AsiaNews) — A court in Madhya Pradesh has sentenced 13 Pentecostal Christians to six months in prison for alleged “forced conversions.” The condemned include Balu Kesu and his wife Bhuri, both of whom are vision impaired. Their defense attorney, Kamlesh Patidar, tried to obtain a reduction in the penalty for their handicap, but the judges […]

UK Humanists Want Homosexual Issues Taught in Primary Schools

UK Humanists Want Homosexual Issues Taught in Primary Schools

(The Christian Institute) — A humanist campaign group wants four-year-olds to be taught about LGBT issues, and has branded religious views on sexuality “discriminatory.” Humanists UK, formerly known as the British Humanist Association, issued a statement backing government plans on new primary school relationships education. Under the proposals, children will be taught about “different types […]

A Day Prior to Parkland, Grandmother Foils Grandson’s Alleged School Shooting Plans

A Day Prior to Parkland, Grandmother Foils Grandson’s Alleged School Shooting Plans

(NBC News/Associated Press) — Just a day before to the horrific school shooting in Florida that left 17 dead, a Washington state high school student’s grandmother handed police her grandson’s journal—which allegedly detailed plans for a mass shooting. Catherine Katsel-O’Connor called 911 on Tuesday in Everett, Washington, after she read her grandson Joshua Alexander O’Connor’s […]

Student Arrested After Posting Snapchat Threatening ‘Round 2’ of Florida Shooting ‘Tomorrow’

Student Arrested After Posting Snapchat Threatening ‘Round 2’ of Florida Shooting ‘Tomorrow’

(AOL) — A South Carolina student was arrested on Thursday after posting a Snapchat threatening a repeat of Wednesday’s deadly mass shooting, which took place at a Florida high school. Spartanburg School District Three spokesperson Sherri Horton told WHNS that officials received an anonymous tip about the threat, which was made via Snapchat, from the […]

Chinese Unregistered Church Prevented from Holding Services as Authorities Impose Fine

Chinese Unregistered Church Prevented from Holding Services as Authorities Impose Fine

Xuchang, Henan (China Aid) — Officials imposed a hefty fine on impoverished Christians in China’s central Henan province recently, threatening their future opportunities to hold future services. The leaders of an unregistered village church in Xuzhou, Henan, were visited by local officials and told them that they owed the government 20,000 yuan ($3,154.20 USD) for building […]

Pakistani Christian Says Daughter, 12, Abducted, Forced to Convert to Islam and Marry

Pakistani Christian Says Daughter, 12, Abducted, Forced to Convert to Islam and Marry

(World Watch Monitor) — A 12-year-old Pakistani Christian girl, who disappeared in November, was abducted, forced to convert to Islam and marry her abductor, according to her father. Elisha, daughter of Iqbal Masih, appeared in the High Court in Islamabad, Pakistan’s capital, on Thursday 8 February, where she introduced herself by a new Muslim name […]

Dutch Woman Allowed Assisted Suicide After Arguing Mental Illness Gave Her a ‘Rotten Life’

Dutch Woman Allowed Assisted Suicide After Arguing Mental Illness Gave Her a ‘Rotten Life’

(The Christian Institute) — A disturbing case of a 29-year-old woman being euthanized in the Netherlands has led to politicians speaking out against changing the law in the UK. Aurelia Brouwers was killed by a lethal injection last month after arguing that she was “entitled to a dignified death” because of her “rotten life.” Brouwers […]

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