PM appoints Rehman Chishti as new Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief

Sep 13, 2019 by

by Cara Bentley, Premier: The Prime Minister has appointed Rehman Chishti MP to a role which will involve implementing the report recommendations for persecuted Christians by the Bishop of Truro. The Conservative MP has frequently raised questions in House of Commons debates about the problems religious minorites face, particularly focusing on the case of Asia Bibi who faced the death sentence in Pakistan for blasphemy against Islam. Chishti cited the Government’s response to...

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Judge denies California AG request for gag order to restrict pro-life reporting on Daleiden hearing

Sep 13, 2019 by

by Lianne Laurence and Doug Mainwaring, LifeSite: A judge denied a gag order to California’s attorney general that would have muzzled David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt’s lawyers from referencing the aborted-baby body-parts traffickers in “public comments” to media. Granting the order would have ultimately restricted reporting on the preliminary criminal hearing of the pro-life investigative journalists. Filed by Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Deputy Attorney General Johnette Jauron, the...

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Proposed US Law Would Ban Foreign Critics of LGBT

Sep 13, 2019 by

by Rebecca Oas, C-Fam: A bill recently passed out of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee would allow the federal government to block U.S. visas for foreign individuals who criticize or otherwise work against the LGBT movement. It is recognized that people’s basic human rights are frequently violated, both by state and non-state entities and that the victims of these incidents include persons who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT), as well as many others. The Global...

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Senate Demands Pastors Reject Biblical Counseling For LGBT Californians

Sep 11, 2019 by

from California Family Council: Last week, the California Senate gave party-line approval to Assembly Concurrent Resolution 99, a resolution demanding people of faith in the state change how they teach, preach, and counsel others related to LGBT identities and behaviors. Authored by Assemblyman Evan Low (D-San Jose), ACR 99 condemns pastors, counselors, and religious workers who offer compassionate support to the fellow Californians struggling with unwanted same-sex attraction or gender...

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Finland: Christian MP Under Police Hate Crime Investigation After Posting Bible Verse

Sep 7, 2019 by

by Paul Joseph Watson, Summit News: A Christian MP in Finland is under a police hate crime investigation after she posted an image of Bible verses and questioned why the country’s Evangelical Lutheran Church was supporting LGBT pride events. Päivi Räsänen, an MP for the Christian Democrats and Finland’s former Interior Minister, criticized the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland (ECLF) on Facebook over its participation in Helsinki’s gay pride week. “How does the foundation of the church’s...

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Australia considering religious freedom bill after Israel Folau’s firing over ‘Hell’ post

Sep 7, 2019 by

By Brandon Showalter, Christian Post: Australia is considering new religious freedom legislation following the firing of Christian rugby star Israel Folau over his Instagram posts about Hell. Folau’s multimillion dollar contract was terminated earlier this year after a brouhaha erupted over his post on Instagram about who is condemned: “Hell awaits” for “drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists, idolaters” which is a portion of 1...

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