Scottish Court Fines Twitter User $60,000 for Disparaging Homosexuality

Scottish Court Fines Twitter User $60,000 for Disparaging Homosexuality

EDINBURGH – A high court in Scotland has charged a man with the equivalent of over $60,000 for criticizing a homosexual woman on Twitter. Earlier this month, the Court of Session in Edinburgh—known as the supreme civil court of Scotland—ruled that 54-year-old David Shuttleton should give Jaye Richards-Hill $62,000 as restitution for Tweets he posted […]

Cameroon Government Shuts Down Over 50 Pentecostal Churches, Plans to Shutter 100 Total

Cameroon Government Shuts Down Over 50 Pentecostal Churches, Plans to Shutter 100 Total

CAMEROON – The government of Cameroon is severely cracking down this month on Pentecostal churches, vowing to shut down nearly 100 congregations. Paul Biya, the president of the western African nation, says the closures are an attempt to prevent Pentecostal pastors from conducting “criminal practices” that allegedly threaten Cameroon’s national security. Thus far, at least […]

Sign of the Times: Attorney Who Defended Christians Arrested at DMV Fled Romanian Persecution With Family

Sign of the Times: Attorney Who Defended Christians Arrested at DMV Fled Romanian Persecution With Family

Murrieta, Calif. — An attorney for two Christians who were vindicated in court this week after being arrested in 2011 for reading the Bible outside of a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office in California says that the case resembled more of his childhood memories of communist Romania more than the USA. As previously reported, Pastor […]

American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran Suffering With Increasing Pain From Internal Injuries

American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran Suffering With Increasing Pain From Internal Injuries

An American pastor who is imprisoned in his homeland of Iran for planting house churches in the country over a decade ago is suffering with increasing pain, reports state. The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which has been fighting for the release of Saeed Abedini, a 32-year old pastor who has been incarcerated in […]

American Christian Serving 15 Years Hard Labor in North Korea Hospitalized

American Christian Serving 15 Years Hard Labor in North Korea Hospitalized

An American Christian who was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in North Korea earlier this year has been hospitalized due to failing health, reports state. As previously reported, Kenneth Bae, who operates a Washington-based tourist company, was arrested not far from the city of Yanji last November, where some Christian groups provide aid […]

Arizona Family Returns to the States After Attempt to Leave U.S. to Find Religious Freedom

Arizona Family Returns to the States After Attempt to Leave U.S. to Find Religious Freedom

PHOENIX — A family from Arizona was scheduled to returned to the states on Sunday after they embarked this past spring to find refuge elsewhere due to their concerns about the American government’s increasing infringement upon religious freedom. Hannah Gastonguay and her husband Sean gathered their two children and Sean’s father this past May and […]

U.S. Senators McCain, Graham Meet With Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt

U.S. Senators McCain, Graham Meet With Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt

CAIRO — United States Senators John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina met with members of the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo this past week in an effort to help move the country forward following the ousting of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi. “We’re here to help find an Egyptian solution to an Egyptian […]

Sister of American Christian Sentenced to Hard Labor in North Korea: Kenneth’s ‘Health is Failing’

Sister of American Christian Sentenced to Hard Labor in North Korea: Kenneth’s ‘Health is Failing’

SEATTLE — The sister of an American Christian sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in North Korea says that her brother’s health is failing. Terri Chung of Seattle told tv station KING5 that she is in receipt of letters that indicate that her brother Kenneth Bae is going blind, possibly due to complications with […]

Pope Pens Ramadan Greeting to Muslims: ‘We Are Called to Respect the Religion of the Other’

Pope Pens Ramadan Greeting to Muslims: ‘We Are Called to Respect the Religion of the Other’

ROME — In a tradition that is customarily carried out by the Vatican’s interfaith dialogue department, Pope Francis issued a written greeting to Muslims on Friday in recognition of the close of the Islamic holiday Ramadan. “It gives me great pleasure to greet you as you celebrate ‘Id al-Fitr’, so concluding the month of Ramadan, dedicated […]