More Chinese House Churches Subjected to Violent Attacks and Seizures

More Chinese House Churches Subjected to Violent Attacks and Seizures

(Bitter Winter) — Religious groups in China are forced to submit to the CCP and organize activities following the Party’s policies; otherwise, they will be identified as unlawful and targeted for eradication. On Oct. 16, more than 20 government officials from the Cangshan district in Fuzhou, the capital of the southeastern province of Fujian, force-entered […]

Scots Face ‘Baffling’ List of 21 Sexualities to Choose From in 2021 Census Including ‘Gynephilic,’ ‘Skoliosexual’

Scots Face ‘Baffling’ List of 21 Sexualities to Choose From in 2021 Census Including ‘Gynephilic,’ ‘Skoliosexual’

(The Scottish Sun) — BARMY officials have drawn up a “baffling” list of 21 sexualities for Scots to choose from in the 2021 census. Civil servants said terms including skoliosexual, gynephilic and demi-­romantic will be understood. But Edinburgh University’s Dr. Kath Murray said the huge list could “blur” data. And census chiefs faced ridicule tonight […]

Swiss Protestant Church Votes to Allow Same-Sex ‘Marriages’

Swiss Protestant Church Votes to Allow Same-Sex ‘Marriages’

(Evangelical Focus) — The historic Protestant Church of Switzerland has voted to allow same-sex “marriages” in its churches. The Federation of Swiss Evangelical Churches (SEK) unites 26 regional Protestant churches in the central European country. After what was described as a “lively” but respectful debate during the SEK autumn assembly, 45 delegates voted in favor, […]

UK Birth Coach ‘Ostracized,’ Labeled ‘Transphobic’ for Stating Only Women Give Birth

UK Birth Coach ‘Ostracized,’ Labeled ‘Transphobic’ for Stating Only Women Give Birth

(The Christian Institute) — A woman says she felt forced to resign from Doula UK after being labeled “transphobic” for saying only women can give birth. Lynsey McCarthy-Calvert was working for the charity — which provides women with “birth coaches” to assist them during pregnancy and childbirth — when she criticized Cancer Research UK for […]

Finnish Politician, Pastor’s Wife Accused of ‘Incitement of Hatred’ Over Booklet ‘Male and Female He Created Them’

Finnish Politician, Pastor’s Wife Accused of ‘Incitement of Hatred’ Over Booklet ‘Male and Female He Created Them’

HELSINKI — A lawmaker and pastor’s wife in Finland who was already being probed by police over a social media post in which she questioned the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland’s partnership with a Helsinki Pride event is now also facing a preliminary “incitement” investigation over a booklet that she wrote 15 years ago entitled “Male […]

Attacks on Pakistani Sites of Worship Fuel Cultural Violence

Attacks on Pakistani Sites of Worship Fuel Cultural Violence

Pakistan (Mission Network News) — The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom is taking notice of attacks on places of worship. In countries like Pakistan, worship sites of minority religions are frequently targeted with violence. Forgotten Missionaries International (FMI) Executive Director Bruce Allen often hears reports from the field of attacks on Pakistani churches. […]

No Word on Fate of Pastor, Co-Worker Three Months After Kidnap From US-Mexico Border

No Word on Fate of Pastor, Co-Worker Three Months After Kidnap From US-Mexico Border

(Christian Solidarity Worldwide) — There have been no developments in the case of a protestant pastor and a co-worker who forcibly disappeared on Aug. 3 in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. Pastor Aarón Méndez Ruiz and Alfredo Castillo de Luna were kidnapped from the AMAR migrant shelter, in Nuevo Laredo on the US-Mexico border, after Méndez Ruiz […]

Charges Against Disabled Man Arrested for Praying Outside UK Abortion Facility Dropped

Charges Against Disabled Man Arrested for Praying Outside UK Abortion Facility Dropped

 LONDON (Christian Concern) — A Christian man who was arrested and prosecuted for peacefully praying outside a London abortion clinic has seen the charges against dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service, thanks to support from the Christian Legal Centre. The arrest and case raise the question of whether praying in a public space now […]

Research: Britons No Longer See Euthanasia, Pornography, Drugs as ‘Immoral’

Research: Britons No Longer See Euthanasia, Pornography, Drugs as ‘Immoral’

(Evangelical Focus) — Abortion, pornography, drugs, homosexual relationships — these are some of the issues which most British people no longer consider to be “immoral.” Kings’ College in London compared figures of 1989 with opinion polls conducted this year on a range of moral issues. In the last 30 years later, there has been a […]

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