American Christian Serving 15 Years Hard Labor in North Korea Hospitalized

American Christian Serving 15 Years Hard Labor in North Korea Hospitalized

An American Christian who was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in North Korea earlier this year has been hospitalized due to failing health, reports state. As previously reported, Kenneth Bae, who operates a Washington-based tourist company, was arrested not far from the city of Yanji last November, where some Christian groups provide aid […]

Chaplain’s Assistant Threatened With Punishment for Posting Facebook Status Decrying Homosexuality

Chaplain’s Assistant Threatened With Punishment for Posting Facebook Status Decrying Homosexuality

An Army chaplain’s assistant says that she is being threatened with punishment if she does not remove a status from her personal Facebook page decrying homosexuality. The anonymous 26-year-old told conservative commentator Todd Starnes that she posted the status on Sunday after she watched a documentary about a pastor that endorsed the homosexual lifestyle. “A […]

Trial Begins for Christians Arrested for Reading Bible Outside California DMV

Trial Begins for Christians Arrested for Reading Bible Outside California DMV

MURRIETA, Calif. — The criminal trial for two men who were arrested for reading the Bible aloud outside of a California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office began on Monday. The incident occurred in February 2011 when Pastor Brett Coronado, Mark Mackey and Edward Florez, Jr. went to the DMV in Hemet early one morning to […]

Sister of American Christian Sentenced to Hard Labor in North Korea: Kenneth’s ‘Health is Failing’

Sister of American Christian Sentenced to Hard Labor in North Korea: Kenneth’s ‘Health is Failing’

SEATTLE — The sister of an American Christian sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in North Korea says that her brother’s health is failing. Terri Chung of Seattle told tv station KING5 that she is in receipt of letters that indicate that her brother Kenneth Bae is going blind, possibly due to complications with […]

New Orleans City Council Officially Lifts Ban on Preaching After Sundown

New Orleans City Council Officially Lifts Ban on Preaching After Sundown

NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans City Council voted last week to repeal a controversial ban against street preaching and evangelism on Bourbon Street. New Orleans, which is notorious for its sexually explicit displays during its annual Mardi Gras and Southern Decadence celebrations, enacted the “Aggressive Solicitation” ordinance in 2011, which banned all evangelistic activity and free speech from sunset to […]

U.K. Homosexuals Suing to Force Churches to Host Same-Sex ‘Weddings’

U.K. Homosexuals Suing to Force Churches to Host Same-Sex ‘Weddings’

BRITAIN — A wealthy homosexual activist has decided to take legal action in order to force churches in the U.K. to host homosexual “weddings,” citing that he is “still not getting what [he] wants.” Barrie Drewitt, who shot to fame in 1999 when he and another man were named on the birth certificates of children they hold, is vowing to […]

U.S. Congressman ‘Adopts’ American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran for Defending Freedoms Project

U.S. Congressman ‘Adopts’ American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran for Defending Freedoms Project

WASHINGTON — A United States congressman has chosen to ‘adopt’ the cause of an American pastor imprisoned in Iran as part of a congressional effort to raise awareness of the plight of those persecuted worldwide for their religious beliefs. Representative Trent Franks (R-Az.), a Christian, spoke briefly on the House floor last week during “Defending […]

Eight Iranian Christians Sentenced to Prison on Charges of ‘Action Against National Security’

Eight Iranian Christians Sentenced to Prison on Charges of ‘Action Against National Security’

ISTANBUL – Eight Christians in Iran were recently sentenced to prison on charges of “action against the national security” and “propaganda against the order of the system.” According to a press release by Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW)—a ministry devoted to demonstrating solidarity with the persecuted Christian church—Eskandar Rezaie and Roxana Forughi were both sentenced to one-year […]

American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran Receives Long-Awaited Medical Care for Injuries From Beatings

American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran Receives Long-Awaited Medical Care for Injuries From Beatings

An American pastor who is imprisoned in his homeland of Iran for planting house churches in the country over a decade ago has finally received medical treatment after being denied care for many months. As previously reported, 32-year-old Saeed Abedini, who resides in Idaho with his wife Naghmeh and their two children, has been incarcerated in […]

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