Bush Judge Denies Calif. Church’s Request for Relief From Ban on ‘Non-Essential Gatherings’ During Pandemic

Bush Judge Denies Calif. Church’s Request for Relief From Ban on ‘Non-Essential Gatherings’ During Pandemic

SACRAMENTO (Christian News Network) — A federal judge nominated to the bench by then-President George W. Bush has denied a church’s request for an injunction against California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home order and an order from San Joaquin County prohibiting “non-essential gatherings of any number of individuals.” Judge John Mendez ruled on Tuesday that the […]

Wash. Gov. Candidate Sues to Obtain Right to Hold Outdoor One-On-One Bible Studies During Pandemic

Wash. Gov. Candidate Sues to Obtain Right to Hold Outdoor One-On-One Bible Studies During Pandemic

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Christian News Network) — A Republican gubernatorial candidate in the state of Washington has filed suit against sitting Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee to obtain the right to hold one-on-one Bible studies in his yard, which he believes are currently prohibited under the governor’s stay-at-home order prohibiting religious gatherings of any size. “Prohibiting two […]

Al-Shabaab Calls Upon Muslims to Rejoice in the COVID ‘Punishment Visited by Allah Upon Disbelievers’

Al-Shabaab Calls Upon Muslims to Rejoice in the COVID ‘Punishment Visited by Allah Upon Disbelievers’

(Barnabas Aid) — A spokesman for the Al-Shabaab terror group active in Somalia declared coronavirus as a “punishment visited by Allah upon the disbelievers” in an audio message reported on April 27. As the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Mogadishu began to climb, the militant, known as Ali Dhere, called on Muslims to gloat […]

Over 100 Pastors Sign Letter to Ohio Board of Education Opposing Yoga, Meditation Being Taught in Schools

Over 100 Pastors Sign Letter to Ohio Board of Education Opposing Yoga, Meditation Being Taught in Schools

(Christian News Network) — More than 100 pastors recently signed a letter to the Ohio Board of Education, which was also sent to 39 school districts, to express opposition to yoga and transcendental meditation being taught in schools as they are rooted in Eastern religion and are a spiritual practice at their core. The letter, […]

Ministry Director Says Many Christian Leaders Leaving Call to Repentance Out of COVID Response

Ministry Director Says Many Christian Leaders Leaving Call to Repentance Out of COVID Response

SYDNEY (Christian News Network) — A ministry director in Australia who served as a pastor in Scotland for 27 years is lamenting that many Christian leaders seem to be leaving the call to repentance from sin out of their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “In this recent Covid-19 crisis, it has struck me how the […]

Appeals Court Unanimously Rules Ky. Gov. Andy Beshear Must Allow Drive-In Church Services

Appeals Court Unanimously Rules Ky. Gov. Andy Beshear Must Allow Drive-In Church Services

CINCINNATI (Christian News Network) — The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has unanimously ruled that Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear must allow churches to hold drive-in services, partly siding with a church where troopers had placed violation notices on every car in the parking lot on Easter Sunday. The church had allowed members to either sit inside or […]

‘The Lord Is My Shepherd’: 100-Year-Old Woman Recovers From Coronavirus

‘The Lord Is My Shepherd’: 100-Year-Old Woman Recovers From Coronavirus

BUCKS COUNTY, Pa. (Christian News Network) — A 100-year-old woman with asthma recently beat the novel coronavirus, and her family is crediting their Christian faith for her survival. Edith Brachman turned 100 last summer and moved into a nursing home over the winter. Last month, she tested positive for the coronavirus. Brachman’s granddaughter, Kelly Venner, took […]