Miracle? Aussie rugby star sacked when Bible quote offends gays; Conservatives win shocker at polls

May 23, 2019 by

by Terry Mattingly, Get Religion: Australia is often referred to as a “secular” nation, but the reality is more complex than that. Let’s just say that, when it comes to the practice of religious faith, researchers are more likely to find modern Australians at the beach or in pubs than in church pews. Australia isn’t post-Christian Western Europe, but religious faith is rarely a major player in public life. (If my reading on this topic is out of date, please leave comments and point me to new...

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“Equality Act” Seeks Federal Persecution of Christians

May 21, 2019 by

by Alex Newman, New American: Democrats in Congress are pushing “equality” legislation that critics say would criminalize Christianity, Islam, and Judaism by forcing virtually every institution in society — including religious institutions — to hire, serve, and promote homosexuals and individuals confused about their gender. A number of analysts have warned that by enshrining “sexual orientation” in the statute, even pedophilia and pederasty could be protected. In the House of Representatives,...

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Israel Folau is sacked

May 17, 2019 by

by Charlie Moore and Ben Hill, Daily Mail Australia: Israel Folau was today officially sacked from the Australia rugby union team for a homophobic Instagram post. The decision makes the devout Christian the first Australian athlete dismissed for expressing religious beliefs. Folau, 30, has the right to appeal and have his case heard at a second code of conduct hearing by a new panel. But he will reportedly skip that process and head straight to court to argue that he is being persecuted for...

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Colorado university reaches settlement with Christian student group, pays damages

May 16, 2019 by

by Michael Gryboski, Christian Post: A university in Colorado reached a legal settlement with a Christian apologetics student group that it previously refused to recognize, giving them official recognition and paying over $20,000 in damages. The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs agreed to a settlement which will allow Ratio Christi to become a registered student club among resubmitting an application, as well as pay the plaintiffs a one-time amount of $20,574 in damages. The...

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Ontario appeals court rules Christian doctors must participate in abortion, euthanasia

May 16, 2019 by

by Lianne Laurence, LifeSite: An Ontario appeal court struck a blow against religious freedom today, ruling that the right of doctors to conscientiously object to participating in abortion and euthanasia is trumped by their patient’s right to equitable access to health care. In a unanimous decision released Wednesday, the appeal judges upheld a divisional court’s January 2018 ruling that quashed a Charter challenge by Christian doctors to a College of Physicians and Surgeons (CPSO) policy. The...

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Ontario bill threatens to criminalize Christian speech as ‘hate’

May 10, 2019 by

from Real Women of Canada: On March 20, 2019, Bill 84 was introduced in the Ontario Legislature. It is a Private Member’s Bill, introduced by York Centre MPP Roman Baber. The bill passed second reading at the end of April, and is now before the Standing Committee on Justice Policy. The bill is entitled Prohibiting Hate-Promoting Demonstrations at Queen’s Park Act, 2019. The bill provides that no demonstration, rally or other activity that, in the opinion of the Speaker, is likely...

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