Christian MP calls for Jim Shannon to be new Religious freedom envoy in Westminster debate on Christian persecution

Oct 21, 2020 by

by Cara Bentley, Premier: A debate on the persecution of Christians has taken place in Westminster, detailing the steps needed to achieve the recommendations of the Bishop of Truro review. The Bishop of Truro was asked by then Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt in 2018 to write a review of the experience of Christians around the world and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s (now FCDO) response to their situations. Rt Rev Philip Mounstephen discovered the atrocities of persecution and...

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A court victory for Christian adoption

Oct 18, 2020 by

by Rod Anderson, Christian Post: A federal court has concluded that a New York-based Christian adoption agency cannot be forced to close down because of its policy of only placing kids in married heterosexual families. New Hope Family Services filed suit against state officials after it was told that its faith-based policy of only placing children in married heterosexual homes violated a 2013 state law. U.S. District Court Judge Mae D’Agostino granted New Hope a preliminary injunction...

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The rest of the world is watching as freedom of religion is eroded in the West

Oct 16, 2020 by

from Christian Concern: Dr Martin Parsons, an independent consultant on the global persecution of Christians, comments on the closure of churches during the coronavirus pandemic and its effect on freedom of religion. On 23 March, the UK government announced a lockdown, including the first legal closure of churches by the government since Magna Carta. For a nation which has historically been seen around the world as the birthplace of freedom of religion, this was a dramatic step to take. ...

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Hawley vs. the Know-Nothings

Oct 15, 2020 by

Fr. Daniel Maria Klimek, TOR, Crisis Magazine: At last. On the first day of Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Republican senators stood up to the anti-religious bigotry of their Democratic colleagues over the disgraceful treatment of Judge Barrett’s Catholic faith. One of the greatest highlights was Senator Josh Hawley’s impassioned opening statement against the blatant anti-Catholic bigotry that Judge Barrett had to endure. “When you tell somebody...

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Same-sex marriage ‘ruinous for religious liberty’ say two top US judges

Oct 14, 2020 by

from Coalition for Marriage: Two of the three longest-serving Supreme Court judges in the United States of America have issued a scathing opinion against the assumption that people who believe that marriage is between one man and one woman are “bigots”. This has been big news in the USA. Strikingly, they say this “flows directly from” language used in Obergefell v Hodges, the 2015 Supreme Court judgment which legalised same-sex marriage across America. Their strong comments came as they...

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‘I believe in the power of prayer’: Amy Coney Barrett’s full opening statement for her confirmation hearing

Oct 13, 2020 by

from LifeSite: Judge Amy Coney Barrett released her opening statements for the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings. The Senate confirmation hearing for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, begins today. Barrett has released her opening statement, which she delivered to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee today. The following is the full text: Read here Some reactions: Sen. Amy Klobuchar hits Judge Barrett’s pro-life views in dramatic rant and (MUST WATCH)...

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