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 […]

House Passes ‘LGBTQ’ Equality Act Despite Serious Concerns Over Its Constitutionality Relating to Religious Liberty

House Passes ‘LGBTQ’ Equality Act Despite Serious Concerns Over Its Constitutionality Relating to Religious Liberty

The Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives passed the controversial Equality Act in a 224-206 vote on Thursday despite growing concerns over how the legislation would affect religious liberty, women’s sports, as well as other concerns. The bill now heads to the Senate for consideration. The Equality Act’s passage included the support of three Republicans, including Reps. […]

Three Christians Charged in NJ for ‘Intimidating’ Homosexual Salon Owner by Preaching ‘Homophobic Rhetoric’

Three Christians Charged in NJ for ‘Intimidating’ Homosexual Salon Owner by Preaching ‘Homophobic Rhetoric’

Three Christians in New Jersey were charged with violating the state’s anti-bias intimidation statute, specifically for “shouting homophobic rhetoric directly in front of Allure Salon,” based on the citing officer’s wording, after the trio preached to the salon owner and an employee who are both openly homosexual. Kombe Sefelino, Daniel Stephen Courney and Lydia Ortiz […]

House Poised to Vote on Sweeping ‘LGBT’ Bill Expected to Further Endanger Religious Liberty

House Poised to Vote on Sweeping ‘LGBT’ Bill Expected to Further Endanger Religious Liberty

(NBC News) — Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., reintroduced the Equality Act in the House of Representatives on Thursday, with a vote on the sweeping LGBTQ rights bill expected next week. The move brings the bill one step closer to potentially establishing the first federal discrimination protections for LGBTQ people. Specifically, it would prohibit discrimination based on sexual […]

Canadian Pastor Jailed for Breaching COVID Regulations, Refusing to Tell Court He Would Stop Services

Canadian Pastor Jailed for Breaching COVID Regulations, Refusing to Tell Court He Would Stop Services

(Western Standard) – An Edmonton-area pastor who repeatedly broke COVID-19 restrictions to hold services has been thrown in jail. A judge threw James Coates, of Spruce Grove, in the slammer after he twice refused to tell the court he would stop his services. “On Sunday, Feb. 14, the RCMP, with AHS, attended the GraceLife Church […]

Two Pakistani Christians Studying Bible in Park Charged with Blasphemy

Two Pakistani Christians Studying Bible in Park Charged with Blasphemy

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Police in Lahore, Pakistan have charged two Christians with blasphemy after Muslims objected to their Bible study in a park last weekend, the attorney for one of the accused said. Haroon Ayub Masih, 26, and friend Salamat Mansha Masih, about the same age, were studying the Bible in Lahore’s Model Town […]

U.K. Judge Says Street Preachers Accused of ‘Islamaphobic’ and ‘Homophobic’ Speech ‘Lawfully Arrested’

U.K. Judge Says Street Preachers Accused of ‘Islamaphobic’ and ‘Homophobic’ Speech ‘Lawfully Arrested’

BRISTOL, UK — A U.K. judge ruled that four street preachers, two from America and two from the United Kingdom, who sued police over what they considered a “sustained campaign of harassment” as they have faced criminal charges and were jailed — and some were prosecuted for their preaching, were “lawfully arrested” by police. Mike […]

Christian in Algeria Imprisoned for Cartoon on Facebook

Christian in Algeria Imprisoned for Cartoon on Facebook

TIZI-OUZOU, Algeria (Morning Star News) – A Christian who had received and reposted a cartoon of the prophet of Islam on his Facebook account three years ago was not too concerned when gendarmerie showed up at his door on Jan. 20. By the next day, the 43-year-old father of four young children had been sentenced to five […]