California Appeals Court Overturns State Law that Criminalized ‘Misgendering’

California Appeals Court Overturns State Law that Criminalized ‘Misgendering’

(Christian Headlines) — A California law that criminalized “misgendering” and the misuse of pronouns is unconstitutional under the First Amendment, according to a new decision by the state appeals court. At issue is a 2017 multi-faceted California law that placed new restrictions on long-term care facilities and was geared toward protecting LGBT residents. It was dubbed the “Lesbian, […]

Canadian Pastor Arrested on New Charges After ‘Underground Worship’ Following Church Building Seizure

Canadian Pastor Arrested on New Charges After ‘Underground Worship’ Following Church Building Seizure

(RebelNews) — Pastor Tim Stephens was arrested on Monday afternoon on new charges, after Fairview Baptist Church gathered for underground worship for the second week in a row since their church was effectively seized by Alberta Health Services last Saturday. Alberta authorities were forced to drop other charges against Pastor Tim last month, after discovering […]

‘Sinning Against Our God’: Teacher Put on Leave After Speech on Refusing to Lie About ‘Transgenderism’

‘Sinning Against Our God’: Teacher Put on Leave After Speech on Refusing to Lie About ‘Transgenderism’

(Fox News) — An elementary school physical education teacher in Virginia was placed on leave after an explosive speech in which he told his school board he wouldn’t “affirm that a biological boy can be a girl and vice versa,” Fox News has learned. During a Loudoun County school board meeting Tuesday, teacher Byron “Tanner” Cross […]

Chinese Pastor Brutally Beaten in Police Custody Encourages Others to Hold Fast to the Faith

Chinese Pastor Brutally Beaten in Police Custody Encourages Others to Hold Fast to the Faith

(ChinaAid) Guiyang, Guizhou Province — At approximately 11 pm (Beijing time) on May 23, as Pastor Yang Hua of Guiyang Living Stone Church, planned to visit Christians in Qingdao, local Chinese Communist Party (CCP) police seized and transported him to their station. While officers detained Pastor Yang in their station, a leader of the Guiyang […]

Judge Sides with Atheist Group, Strikes Down Pre-Court Prayer as Unconstitutional

Judge Sides with Atheist Group, Strikes Down Pre-Court Prayer as Unconstitutional

(Christian Headlines) — A Texas judge’s practice of opening his court sessions in chaplain-led prayer violates the U.S. Constitution’s prohibition on government establishment of religion, a federal district court ruled Friday. Judge Wayne Mack, a justice of the peace in Montgomery County, Texas, created a chaplaincy program in 2014 allowing volunteer chaplains to “assist the […]

71-Year-Old Pastor Arrested for Causing ‘Alarm and Distress’ for ‘Homophobic’ Message on Marriage

71-Year-Old Pastor Arrested for Causing ‘Alarm and Distress’ for ‘Homophobic’ Message on Marriage

(Christian Concern) — John Sherwood, a UK pastor, was arrested in North West London this past Friday, April 23, and detained overnight – all for speaking about what the Bible says about marriage. John, in his early 70s, is minister of a north London church, and was preaching with a colleague in the centre of […]

Montana Gov. Signs Bill Prohibiting Gov’t from ‘Burdening’ Citizens’ Religious Liberty

Montana Gov. Signs Bill Prohibiting Gov’t from ‘Burdening’ Citizens’ Religious Liberty

(Christian Headlines) — Saying he wants to protect the “right to freely exercise their religion,” Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte signed a bill into law Thursday that prohibits the government from “burdening” an individual’s religious liberty and gives citizens the right to sue if they believe their rights have been infringed. The new law, known as […]

Colorado Baker Sued by Man Wanting to Force Him to Make ‘Gender Transition’ Cake

Colorado Baker Sued by Man Wanting to Force Him to Make ‘Gender Transition’ Cake

(Fox News) — The Colorado baker who won a case before the U.S. Supreme Court in 2018 after refusing to make a custom wedding cake for a same-sex couple spent the week in court again—this time for denying a request to create a cake to celebrate a gender transition—telling Fox News that the request was “a trap” and […]

Canadian Pastor James Coates To Be Released From Jail as Crown Withdraws Charges Over COVID Restrictions

Canadian Pastor James Coates To Be Released From Jail as Crown Withdraws Charges Over COVID Restrictions

(JCCF) — The Justice Centre has announced that Crown Prosecutors have agreed to withdraw all but one of the Public Health Act offences that Pastor James Coates has been charged with and expects he will be released from jail in the coming days, without any conditions, pending his May 3-5 trial in Provincial Court. The Justice Centre will defend Pastor […]

Four Venezuelan Christians Forced To Eat Pages of the Bible, Scarred With Xs

Four Venezuelan Christians Forced To Eat Pages of the Bible, Scarred With Xs

(Open Doors) – Four Christian men were attacked with knives and sticks and forced to eat sheets of the Bible in a recent, shocking incident in Venezuela. It took place in Libertador, a city in Mérida state. The perpetrators are believed to oppose the work of Restoration House, a church-led drug rehabilitation programme which the […]

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