‘We have felt prosecuted, judged, and sentenced unfairly’: Jesus House hits back after Sir Keir Starmer apologises for visiting church

Apr 8, 2021 by

by Tola Mbakwe, Premier: The London church, which Sir Keir Starmer has apologised for visiting, says it’s been thrust into controversy leading to social media abuse. The leader of the Labour Party apologised for the “hurt” caused by his visit to Jesus House of All Nations after The Labour Campaign for LGBT+ Rights criticised the church for holding traditional biblical views on homosexuality. After posting a video on Twitter on Good Friday praising the church for its work in...

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British council unlawfully discriminated against Franklin Graham by pulling ads for event, judge rules

Apr 3, 2021 by

By Michael Gryboski, Christian Post: A British judge has ruled that Blackpool Council discriminated against Christians when it banned ads for the Lancashire Festival of Hope with Franklin Graham. Judge Claire Evans of the County Court of Manchester ruled Thursday that the Blackpool Borough Council and Blackpool Transport Services wrongly censored ads for a 2018 event featuring Graham, son of the late evangelist Billy Graham. Evans concluded that the Council and transportation officials had...

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The dystopian Odyssey of Seyi Omooba

Apr 1, 2021 by

by Andrea Williams, Christian Concern: For her first three years after university, Seyi Omooba was a rising star of the musical theatre. Her professional debut in a West End musical was described by reviewers as “jaw-droppingly good,” with “ferocious gospel vocals” which “pin you to your seat.” She was “someone to watch.” Three years on, in March 2019, Leicester Curve Theatre was proud to announce the cast for its production of The Colour Purple musical with Seyi in the lead role: “an actress...

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Christian leaders in France raise concerns over impact of anti-extremism bill

Mar 25, 2021 by

from Barnabas Fund: Christian leaders in France have raised concerns about the impact a new bill intended to curb Islamist extremism may have on religious liberty. Fears have been further stoked by the comments of French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin that, “We cannot discuss with people who refuse to write on paper that the law of the [French] Republic is superior to the law of God.”   Darmanin also stated that, “Evangelicals are a very important problem.” The anti-extremism bill – also...

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Sri Lankan government drafting new law against “unethical conversions” amid violent attacks on Christians

Mar 18, 2021 by

from Barnabas Fund: The government of Buddhist-majority Sri Lanka is drafting proposed legislation to counter a rise in religious conversions. The news comes amidst reports of violent attacks on Christians in Divulapitiya, Gampaha District, and Passara, Badulla District. Professor Kapila Gunawardana, Minister of Buddhasasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs (the Sri Lankan government’s department with oversight of religious policy) argued that legal change was now necessary to combat religious...

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The Equality Act and the rise of the Anti-Theological State

Mar 16, 2021 by

by R Albert Mohler Jr, Public Discourse: The passage of the Equality Act would mean the death of religious liberty. It would force all religious institutions and citizens to prove to the government’s satisfaction that their convictions merit constitutional protection. Will America sacrifice religious freedom for the sake of newly constructed sexual and gender identity liberties? We will know the answer to that question in short order, and the prospects for preserving religious liberty hang in...

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