Egyptian Christians, Copts Endure Horrific Persecution As Violence and Unrest Continue

Egyptian Christians, Copts Endure Horrific Persecution As Violence and Unrest Continue

EGYPT – As violent unrest continues to throw Egypt into chaos, Christians are increasingly finding themselves to be the targets of persecution and abuse. Presently, the greatest threat to Egyptian Christians comes from supporters of Mohamed Morsi—the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated president who was ousted last month. According to recent statistics, only 13% of Egypt’s 85 million […]

Cameroon Government Shuts Down Over 50 Pentecostal Churches, Plans to Shutter 100 Total

Cameroon Government Shuts Down Over 50 Pentecostal Churches, Plans to Shutter 100 Total

CAMEROON – The government of Cameroon is severely cracking down this month on Pentecostal churches, vowing to shut down nearly 100 congregations. Paul Biya, the president of the western African nation, says the closures are an attempt to prevent Pentecostal pastors from conducting “criminal practices” that allegedly threaten Cameroon’s national security. Thus far, at least […]

Sign of the Times: Attorney Who Defended Christians Arrested at DMV Fled Romanian Persecution With Family

Sign of the Times: Attorney Who Defended Christians Arrested at DMV Fled Romanian Persecution With Family

Murrieta, Calif. — An attorney for two Christians who were vindicated in court this week after being arrested in 2011 for reading the Bible outside of a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office in California says that the case resembled more of his childhood memories of communist Romania more than the USA. As previously reported, Pastor […]

American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran Suffering With Increasing Pain From Internal Injuries

American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran Suffering With Increasing Pain From Internal Injuries

An American pastor who is imprisoned in his homeland of Iran for planting house churches in the country over a decade ago is suffering with increasing pain, reports state. The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which has been fighting for the release of Saeed Abedini, a 32-year old pastor who has been incarcerated in […]

White House Responds to Petition for Asylum for Christian Homeschooling Family: No Comment

White House Responds to Petition for Asylum for Christian Homeschooling Family: No Comment

WASHINGTON — The White House responded to a petition on Monday that called for the granting of asylum to a Christian family who fled their homeland of Germany to homeschool their children, choosing not to comment on the matter. As previously reported, Uwe and Hannelore Romeike fled to the United States in 2008 after German […]

Christians Arrested for Reading Bible Outside DMV Declared ‘Not Guilty’ By California Court

Christians Arrested for Reading Bible Outside DMV Declared ‘Not Guilty’ By California Court

MURRIETA, Calif. – Two men who were arrested for reading the Bible aloud outside of a California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office were found not guilty today in a state superior court. Riverside County Judge Timothy Freer agreed with attorneys for Pastor Brett Coronado and Mark Mackey that the prosecution failed to prove that the men had […]

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 […]

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