Atheists Petition UN to Reject Proposed International Islamic Blasphemy Laws

Atheists Petition UN to Reject Proposed International Islamic Blasphemy Laws

Geneva, Switzerland — An atheist organization is petitioning the United Nations to reject proposals from Muslim nations to enact international blasphemy laws. The International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU), which represents atheists in 45 countries around the world, recently sent a letter to the  UN headquarters in an effort to draw attention to what they […]

Canadian Supreme Court Rules Biblical Speech Opposing Homosexual Behavior is a ‘Hate Crime’

Canadian Supreme Court Rules Biblical Speech Opposing Homosexual Behavior is a ‘Hate Crime’

Ottawa, Ontario — The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that Biblical speech opposing homosexual behavior, including in written form, is essentially a hate crime. On Wednesday, the court upheld the conviction of activist William Whatcott, who found himself in hot water after distributing flyers regarding the Bible’s prohibitions against homosexuality throughout the Saskatoon and […]

Iceland Seeks to Ban ‘Violent or Degrading’ Pornography in Effort to Protect Children

Iceland Seeks to Ban ‘Violent or Degrading’ Pornography in Effort to Protect Children

In an effort to protect children from being exposed to inappropriate images, the government of Iceland is preparing to pass a law banning some forms of pornography in the nation. Interior Minister Ogmundur Jonasson, who introduced the bill, says that the legislation is necessary in order to shield children from violent sexual images. “When a […]

Blind in Uganda Can Now Read the Bible

Kampala, Uganda — Thanks to the Bible Society of Uganda, those are blind in the country will now be able to read the Bible in its entirety for the first time. While portions of Scripture have been available to the people, never before has a complete translation of the Bible been printed in braille. Using […]

American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran Refuses to Deny Christ Under ‘Horrific Pressures’

American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran Refuses to Deny Christ Under ‘Horrific Pressures’

An Iranian-born American pastor that was recently sentenced to eight years in prison in Iran for planting house churches across the country states that he is enduring “horrific pressures” to deny his Christian faith. As previously reported, 32-year-old Saeed Abedini of Idaho was taken into custody last September while visiting his homeland of Iran as […]

Iceland Considers Pornography Ban

Iceland Considers Pornography Ban

The government is considering introducing internet filters, such as those used to block China off form the worldwide web, in order to stop Icelanders downloading or viewing pornography on the internet. The unprecedented censorship is justified by fears about damaging effects of the internet on children and women. Ogmundur Jonasson, Iceland’s interior minister, is drafting […]

Congress Calls Upon Secretary of State to Seek Release of U.S. Pastor Imprisoned in Iran

Congress Calls Upon Secretary of State to Seek Release of U.S. Pastor Imprisoned in Iran

Washington, D.C. — Dozens of members of Congress have signed a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry, requesting that he become directly involved in seeking the release of an American pastor imprisoned in Iran. As previously reported, 32-year-old Saeed Abedini of Idaho was taken into custody last September while visiting his homeland of Iran […]

Chinese Preacher Sues Police After Being Arrested For ‘Harming Social Order’ With Hymn-Singing

Chinese Preacher Sues Police After Being Arrested For ‘Harming Social Order’ With Hymn-Singing

A Chinese preacher who was recently arrested for preaching and singing hymns in a public park without prior government authorization has filed a lawsuit against the police. Cao Nan, 39, regularly conducts charity work in the city of Shenzhen, and also shares the Gospel on the streets. Last December, while preaching and singing hymns with […]