Christian Bakers Who Declined ‘Support Gay Marriage’ Cake Ordered to Pay or Face Legal Action

Christian Bakers Who Declined ‘Support Gay Marriage’ Cake Ordered to Pay or Face Legal Action

NEWTONABBEY, North Ireland – A Christian bakery in Northern Ireland has been ordered to pay compensation or face legal action after an equality commission declared that it was guilty of committing “unlawful religious, political and sexual orientation discrimination” for declining to make a Bert and Ernie cake that bore the phrase “support gay marriage.” As previously reported, […]

Muslims Slashing Babies’ Heads With Knives As Part of Annual Islamic Ritual

Muslims Slashing Babies’ Heads With Knives As Part of Annual Islamic Ritual

Muslims have been slashing the foreheads of infants and children this week as part of an annual Islamic ritual that seeks to commemorate the death of the grandson of Mohammed. Online photos that capture images of terrified children and babies provide a glimpse into Muslim traditions surrounding the Day of Ashura, which marks the death of Husyn […]

North Korea Suddenly Frees American Missionary Sentenced to Hard Labor in Country

North Korea Suddenly Frees American Missionary Sentenced to Hard Labor in Country

PYONGYANG — An American missionary sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in North Korea has been suddenly set free by North Korean officials and is on his way back to the United States, government representatives confirm. As previously reported, Kenneth Bae, who operates a tourist company in Washington state, was arrested not far from the […]

Chinese Government Threatens to Auction Detained Pastor’s Home, Leaving Family Homeless

Chinese Government Threatens to Auction Detained Pastor’s Home, Leaving Family Homeless

Nanle County, Henan — When Nanle County Christian Church pastor, Zhang Shaojie, was sentenced for his fabricated crimes of “gathering a crowd to disrupt public order” and fraud, he was ordered to pay a fine of 700,000 yuan (US $114,000) in addition to serving 12 years in prison. Thursday night, the Nanle County government issued […]

Baptist Pastor in Argentina Narrowly Escapes Assassination

Baptist Pastor in Argentina Narrowly Escapes Assassination

COCHABAMBA, Bolivia (Morning Star News) – A local church reaches out to victims of substance abuse, opens a shelter for battered women and works to rescue minors from prostitution and sex trafficking. In most places in the Americas, such compassionate community service wins admiration and respect, sometimes even an award from the mayor’s office. In Rio […]

Russell Moore, Rick Warren to Join ‘Pope Francis’ With Muslims, Buddhists for Interfaith Conference

Russell Moore, Rick Warren to Join ‘Pope Francis’ With Muslims, Buddhists for Interfaith Conference

ROME — Russell Moore, the president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and Saddleback megachurch leader Rick Warren will team up with Roman Catholic Pontiff Francis later this month for an interfaith Vatican conference on marriage and family. “Complementarity of Man and Woman,” will be held Nov. 17-19 at the Vatican, […]

ISIS Price List for Sex Slaves Surfaces, Highest Prices Paid for Children and Infants

ISIS Price List for Sex Slaves Surfaces, Highest Prices Paid for Children and Infants

A document has surfaced detailing the ISIS-approved price list for Christian and Yazidi sex slaves abducted by the barbaric terror group, which also reveals that the highest prices are paid for children and infants. “We have been informed that the market for sale of women had been witnessing a reduction in price which effects the […]

U.K. Mother Who Won Case to Kill Disabled Daughter Raising International Concerns

U.K. Mother Who Won Case to Kill Disabled Daughter Raising International Concerns

The case of a mother who petitioned a United Kingdom judge to allow her to kill her 12-year-old daughter by depriving her of hydration and nutrition is raising international concerns from disability advocates and others around the world. Nancy Fitzmaurice, who was killed in August, was born blind with hydrocephalus, meningitis and septicaemia. Nancy was […]

Bans on Christian Activity in Indian State Escalating Into Violence Against Believers

Bans on Christian Activity in Indian State Escalating Into Violence Against Believers

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Attacks on Christians in Chhattisgarh state have raised suspicion that local officials are collaborating with Hindu extremists, church leaders said. Local officials on Saturday summoned area Christians to a meeting in Madota village, Bastar District, on the pretext of resolving conflict over bans in the district on missionaries and non-Hindu […]