Outrage After Philippine President Calls God ‘Stupid’

Outrage After Philippine President Calls God ‘Stupid’

MANILA (Channel NewsAsia) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte faced growing outrage on Tuesday (June 26) in his largely Catholic nation after calling God “stupid,” the latest furor he has sparked with an unfiltered broadside. Duterte took aim at the biblical creation story during a speech, raising the question of why God would create Adam and […]

Five Baptists in Uzbekistan Fined on Non-Specific Charges

Five Baptists in Uzbekistan Fined on Non-Specific Charges

(World Watch Monitor) — Five members of a Baptist church in the southern Uzbek city of Karshi were detained and fined for meeting without state permission, without hearing the exact charges, reports Forum 18. Police also raided the homes of two Baptists, Khamid and Ziyatullo Rakhmonov (not related), on May 23, and took them to […]

Pastor in India Arrested While Securing Affidavits on Converts’ Faith

Pastor in India Arrested While Securing Affidavits on Converts’ Faith

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – A pastor in Uttar Pradesh state, India was filing affidavits stating that 16 people had become Christians of their own will this week when Hindu extremists came and accused him of forcible conversion – resulting in his incarceration. After manhandling and jailing 58-year-old Dependra Prakash Maleywar on Monday (June 18) […]

Delegates of Anglican Conference: ‘We Must Defend the Gospel Against Threats From Without and Within’

Delegates of Anglican Conference: ‘We Must Defend the Gospel Against Threats From Without and Within’

JERUSALEM — Delegates from a gathering of Anglicans from around the world, known as the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON), have released an open letter committing to “defend the gospel against threats from without and within,” and calling upon others to do so as well. The letter notes that in these modern times, there are not only […]

Poland Supreme Court Rules Against Print Shop Owner Who Declined to Create Homosexual Event Banner

Poland Supreme Court Rules Against Print Shop Owner Who Declined to Create Homosexual Event Banner

WARSAW — The Supreme Court of Poland has ruled against a print shop owner who declined to create a banner for a homosexual group as he believed that it would be wrong to promote something that God calls a sin. The banner was reportedly to have announced upcoming events hosted by the organization. The matter began in […]

Chinese Pastor Released After Two and a Half Years in Prison

Chinese Pastor Released After Two and a Half Years in Prison

(World Watch Monitor) — A Chinese pastor was released on Tuesday after being detained for two and a half years for “illegally possessing state secrets,” reports Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW). Pastor Yang Hua of Huoshi Church (which means Living Stone), in the south-western province of Guizhou, was arrested in December 2015. He was sentenced a year later, […]

Canadian Judge Recognizes Two Men in Polyamorous Relationship With Woman as Parents of Child

Canadian Judge Recognizes Two Men in Polyamorous Relationship With Woman as Parents of Child

ST. JOHNS, N.L. — A Canadian judge has ruled that two men who are involved in a polyamorous relationship with a woman who gave birth last year should both be recognized as the child’s parents on his birth certificate. “Society is continuously changing and family structures are changing along with it,” wrote Justice Robert Fowler of the […]

World Health Organization Classifies ‘Gaming Disorder’ as Mental Health Condition

World Health Organization Classifies ‘Gaming Disorder’ as Mental Health Condition

(CNN) — Watching as a video game ensnares their child, many a parent has grumbled about “digital heroin,” likening the flashing images to one of the world’s most addictive substances. Now, they may have backup: The World Health Organization announced “gaming disorder” as a new mental health condition included in the 11th edition of its […]