U. S. Partially Suspends Aid to Uganda for Criminalizing Homosexual Behavior

U. S. Partially Suspends Aid to Uganda for Criminalizing Homosexual Behavior

WASHINGTON — U.S. officials have partially suspended aid to the East African country of Uganda for signing into law a bill that criminalized homosexual behavior in the country. “As a result of this review process, a portion of the U.S. Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) cooperative agreement with the [Ugandan] Ministry of Health has been […]

Iranian Officials Call Denial of Medical Care, Shackling of Imprisoned American Pastor a ‘Mistake’

Iranian Officials Call Denial of Medical Care, Shackling of Imprisoned American Pastor a ‘Mistake’

Officials in Iran have reversed course and are calling the shackling of an American pastor imprisoned in the country, as well as the denial of medical treatment, a “mistake.” As previously reported, Pastor Saeed Abedini, an Iranian-born American, was set to receive treatment last week for injuries resulting from his numerous beatings while incarcerated. He began […]

Pope Suggests Support for Some Same-Sex Civil Unions

Pope Suggests Support for Some Same-Sex Civil Unions

ROME — In a recent interview with an Italian newspaper, Pope Francis suggested that he could see Rome permitting some forms of homosexual civil unions when it comes to medical care and property for those living in sexual sin, although he did not come out in support of same-sex “marriage.” Francis told the Italian daily Corriere della Sera that “matrimony is between […]

English MP’s Seek to Overturn Hundreds of Years of Law Surrounding Definition of Marriage

English MP’s Seek to Overturn Hundreds of Years of Law Surrounding Definition of Marriage

ENGLAND — Members of Parliament (MPs) in the UK want to overturn hundreds of years of legislation recognizing the biblical definition of marriage and family. MPs recently agreed on the sweeping changes to legislation that date as far back as the 13th century to avoid clashes with the Married Couples Act, that allows homosexuals to get […]

‘What’s the Use of Keeping this Baby Alive?’ Belgian Lawmakers Legalize Euthanasia for Children

‘What’s the Use of Keeping this Baby Alive?’ Belgian Lawmakers Legalize Euthanasia for Children

BELGIUM – Lawmakers in Belgium recently approved a measure that will allow doctors to euthanize children of all ages. As previously reported, the Belgian Senate overwhelmingly approved a child euthanization bill in December, sending it to the lower legislative house. This month, the lower house voted 86-44 in favor of the measure, despite some international […]

Christian Missionary Arrested in North Korea Over Gospel Literature

Christian Missionary Arrested in North Korea Over Gospel Literature

An Australian Christian missionary was arrested this past Sunday by North Korean authorities for distributing Gospel literature. John Short, 75, who has lived in Hong Kong for 50 years, was arrested in his Pyongyang hotel, a day after arriving in the North Korean capital. “[John] was carrying Korean literature on his person and that could be the reason, but I don’t […]