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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Franklin Graham slams Taylor Swift’s Equality Act support as ‘crushing threat to religious liberty’

Sep 4, 2019 by

By Caleb Parke, Fox News: If he was in the audience Monday, Franklin Graham may have pulled a Kanye. The Evangelist instead took to his Facebook page to slam pop singer Taylor Swift for promoting the “socialist left’s so-called Equality Act” during a politically charged 2019 MTV Video Music Awards — which also posted its lowest ratings ever. “Shame on Taylor Swift for using her platform to try to push the socialist left’s so-called Equality Act, which has nothing...

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Tell FIFA: No Political Symbols, No LGBT Rainbow

Sep 2, 2019 by

Petition from CitizenGo: In international football matches, the United States, the Republic of Ireland, and some professional teams have required players to wear an LGBT rainbow on their jerseys. England required players to wear LGBT rainbow laces on their cleats. Some teams have required captains to wear an LGBT rainbow captain’s armband. Some have placed the LGBT rainbow on corner flags. The LGBT rainbow is a political symbol. The Laws of the Game from the International Football Association...

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A Federal Court Strikes a Powerful Blow for Free Speech and Religious Freedom

Aug 24, 2019 by

by David French, National Review: Christian videographers will not be forced to produce videos of same-sex weddings. Earlier today, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the constitutional order, limited the reach of expansive nondiscrimination laws, and protected a Christian couple from having to choose between their business and their conscience. The facts of the case are simple. The plaintiffs, Carl and Angel Larsen, are videographers who create “commercials, short films, and...

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Gareth Lee seeks to take UK to court over Ashers case

Aug 16, 2019 by

from The Christian Institute: LGBT campaigner Gareth Lee is seeking to challenge the UK Supreme Court over its unanimous decision in favour of Ashers Baking Company. It would appear Mr Lee wants the European Court of Human Rights to consider narrow aspects of the ruling. Such a legal process could take years and may not result in judges hearing the case. The Christian Institute, which has supported Ashers throughout, said the latest legal challenge was unlikely to overturn the central aspect...

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Trump rule to nix Obama order forcing religious contractors to hire LGBT workers

Aug 16, 2019 by

by Calvin Freiburger, LifeSite: The Trump administration is proposing a rule that would permit government contractors to make employment decisions that are consistent with their sincerely held religious tenets and beliefs, without fear of sanction by the federal government. If adopted, the rule would reverse an Obama-era executive order that restricted religious federal contractors’ ability to consider employees’ adherence to their faith on matters of sexuality and gender. In 2014, former...

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