“Some cases of hostility towards Christians both in the UK and US.”  Admin A British politician has resigned as leader of his party after being bullied for his Christian beliefs, and activists at the Christian Institute are warning the development “is evidence of wider intolerance in British society.” In fact, the attitude that the beliefs all creeds should be tolerated except Christian beliefs is surging in the United States…
Attorneys representing a Christian minister are asking an appeals court to rebuke the “defamatory statements” a federal judge unleashed when he found that federal law prevented him from continuing a damage lawsuit by homosexual activists in Uganda. As WND reported Tuesday, Judge Michael Ponsor issued an order granting American pastor Scott Lively a summary judgment in…
A “public charity” that purports to be “neutral” and provide online “nonprofit information to a broad audience at no cost to those users” has begun slamming Christian and other conservative organizations based on the recommendation of the Southern Poverty Law Center, which itself has been linked to domestic terror and once put Ben Carson on its…
A former pastor’s conviction for jury tampering – he handed out on a public sidewalk a widely recognized brochure on the rights of jurors – will be appealed because the trial judge didn’t allow First Amendment arguments, according to the man’s attorney. “Absolutely we are going to appeal. The judge did not let us argue the…
Gay weddings in British churches may be legalised for the first time next week with the Scottish Episcopal Church (SEC) likely to change their definition of marriage.   In a move that will further emphasise divisions in the global Anglican church, Scottish bishops will recommend that priests be allowed to preside over same-sex marriages.   Gay rights campaigners protest in the grounds of Canterbury Cathedral in Canterbury during the Anglican Primates meeting last January.Toby Melville/Reuters The major change in teaching is expected to pass after six of the seven local diocesan synods agreed to the proposal. The change also includes [More]
In an unprecedented meeting, United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos invited a delegation from the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) to discuss the success of homeschooling and to determine what homeschoolers need from the federal government for continued autonomy and success. For the first time in its 38-year history, the U.S. Department of Education arranged for a sitting U.S. secretary of education to meet privately with the Christian homeschool legal group. A friend to homeschoolers DeVos was commended during HSLDA’s visit for supporting homeschooling and respecting homeschool parents, and she was also requested to help forward the homeschool [More]
WND.com, the world’s largest Christian website, has been named to be the platform to livestream Harvest America 2017, which is planned live in the University of Phoenix stadium and everywhere else by simulcast on June 11. There will be a link available on WND.com the day of the event to watch the events unfold at an evangelistic service supporters hope will surpass last year’s project, where more than 300,000 attended or tuned in. See a brief video about the plans: Read More: WND to livestream Harvest America 2017
The Islamic State is at it again. More stories of atrocities against Christians continued to surface. In one, a Christian man, Meghrik, said the bus in which he was riding in Syria was stopped at what turned out to be an ISIS checkpoint. Three men dressed in black entered and began checking all the passengers’ identification papers. “Are you a Christian?” they asked him. “No,” he said. He explained that he was raised by Christian parents and his family name was Christian, but that he was not. “You’re lying,” the fighter said. “Your name says you’re a Christian. Come with [More]
Christianity may be on the rise across Asia, Africa and South America, but it is sharply declining in the United Kingdom. A new report from The Benedict XVI Center for Religion and Society at St. Mary’s University discovered an alarming trend. “For every one person brought up with no religion who has become a Christian, 26 people brought up as Christians now identify as Nones,” the study found. Read More: For Every New Christian in the UK, 26 More Leave the Faith | CBN News
So where does a Christian ministry go after a 2016 event in which 82,000 people came to a stadium, more than 180,000 watched from remote venues in all 50 states and some 90,000 tuned in via the Web, the largest audience ever for a singe evangelistic meeting in the U.S.?   Apparently, further down the same road, because there are no limits to simulcasting.   Greg Laurie’s Harvest America says there are many options for individuals, groups and churches to view its next major event at the University of Phoenix stadium June 11.   The project is entirely scalable online, spokesman Gary Zelasko told WND.   Laurie has been presenting [More]
“I agree with him, it’s time for Christian churches who are in association with the Scouts to look elsewhere. The organization Trail Life USA would be a good place to start and for girls it would be the American Heritage Girls.”  Admin Rev. Franklin Graham says it is not enough for the Mormon church to remove its teen boys from the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) following the organization’s approval of gay scout leaders and transgender members. “I think the Mormon Church—and all churches—should pull out of the Boy Scouts organization completely,” Graham posted on Facebook Friday: Read More: Franklin [More]
WASHINGTON, DC – More than 600 Christian delegates from some 130 countries are gathering in America’s capital for the first-ever World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians. The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association is hosting this historic Summit that ends on Saturday. Franklin Graham, president and CEO of BGEA, kicked off the event last night. The son of the renowned evangelist acknowledged that this is a time of increasing global persecution. “Today our Christian brothers and sisters in many countries are facing persecution and martyrdom on an unprecedented scale,” he said. “In fact, throughout the world the number of Christians facing [More]
A long-running case brought by Northern Ireland’s taxpayer-funded Equality Commission against a family-owned bakery fined for refusing to violate Christian beliefs of the owners by promoting homosexuality has reached the U.K. Supreme Court. The Christian Institute, which has represented the family that owns Ashers Baking Co., announced Wednesday that the U.K. Supreme Court will consider a possible appeal by the Belfast-based bakers regarding their refusal to bake a cake bearing the campaign slogan “Support Gay Marriage.” The company is owned by the McArthur family, which, the institute said,”has been dragged through the courts in Northern Ireland for more than two [More]
The Archdiocese of Kansas City has ended it’s relationship with Girl Scouts of America and will instead align with the American Heritage Girls, a “Christ-centered leadership, and development ministry.”   It’s the seventh Catholic diocese or archdiocese to strongly encourage local parishes to support or create American Heritage Girl troops. American Heritage Girl founder and National Executive Director Patti Garibay told CBN News “this is probably the strongest statement” to date.   The Kansas City archdiocese says it studied Girl Scouts, both nationally and internationally for years and spent “hundreds of hours” with Girl Scout representatives, parents and pastors discussing [More]
It already was known that the California official who filed felony charges against two pro-lifers who went undercover to expose Planned Parenthood’s baby body-parts trade received thousands of dollars over the years from Planned Parenthood. But the political influence on the case because crystal clear this week when it took three judges a total of 12 hours to allow one of the defendants who had scheduled to turn herself in to be freed on bond. And then the bond was set at a stunning $75,000. Liberty Counsel lawyers are defending Sandra Merritt in the case. Other lawyers are defending David [More]
On April 30, 1789, after George Washington took the oath of office to become the first president of the United States, he proceeded to St. Paul’s Chapel in New York City, accompanied by Congress, to offer God a prayer of dedication on the new country’s behalf.   In that spirit, dozens of members of Congress will gather this year in the nation’s capital to offer their own prayers on behalf of America, the president and his cabinet, the Supreme Court and its justices, and Congress.   The sixth annual “Washington – A Man of Prayer” service will take place April [More]
Prospects of Christianity surviving in its birthplace, the Middle East, appear as grim this Holy Week as they have at any time in the last two millennia. Persecution of the world’s largest religion has intensified throughout the 20th century and that trajectory has only intensified in recent years, especially in Muslim-dominated countries. Jihadists appear to have repeatedly carried out one of their oft-stated goals of erasing any trace of Christianity in some regions, while in others persecution against Christians and other religious minorities are being held at bay — for now. The actual prospects facing Christianity in three of its [More]
The population of the United States is split now over Syria, political parties, President Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, abortion, “gay marriage,” Russia, Vladimir Putin, the Supreme Court, burning coal for fuel, clean air, clean water and the budget.   And Bible verses.   The newest addition to a long list of issues over which there is no general consensus surfaced just in the last week as the “National Bible Bee Game Show” competition was launched live on Facebook, a first for the format.   The “National Bible Bee” competition is being broadcast on the social-media network Tuesdays at 8 p.m. [More]
“London is more Islamic than many Muslim countries put together”, according to Maulana Syed Raza Rizvi, one of the Islamic preachers who now lead “Londonistan“, as the journalist Melanie Phillips has called the English capital. No, Rizvi is not a right-wing extremist. Wole Soyinka, a Nobel Laureate for Literature, was less generous; he called the UK “a cesspit for Islamists”.   “Terrorists can not stand London multiculturalism”, London’s mayor Sadiq Khan said after the recent deadly terror attack at Westminster. The opposite is true: British multiculturalists are feeding Islamic fundamentalism. Above all, Londonistan, with its new 423 mosques, is built [More]
A number of Chinese Christians were injured and needed hospital treatment after they resisted police officers who were ordered to install security cameras in their churches, reports said.   The clashes took place in churches in Wenzhou, a city known as “China’s Jerusalem” located in Zhejiang Province, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported on Monday. China’s communist government reportedly ordered the installation of the surveillance equipment at churches for “anti-terrorism and security purposes.”   However, Christians in Wenzhou, who number about a million, said the measure is part of the Communist government’s continued “crackdown on Christianity.”   “Government officials came [More]
Christians remained the largest religious group in the world in 2015, making up nearly a third (31%) of Earth’s 7.3 billion people, according to a new Pew Research Center demographic analysis. But the report also shows that the number of Christians in what many consider the religion’s heartland, the continent of Europe, is in decline. Christians had the most births and deaths of any religious group in recent years, according to our demographic models. Between 2010 and 2015, an estimated 223 million babies were born to Christian mothers and roughly 107 million Christians died – a natural increase of 116 [More]
Cuba’s churches may still be restricted, but that’s not stopping a spiritual revival in the communist nation, one church leader says. Presbyterian pastor Joel Dopica tells the Associated Press that churches in Cuba are thriving right now. “All of them are growing, not just in the number of members but in their capacity to lead and act in society,” he said. Read More: Even the Government Admits it: Cuban Churches are Experiencing a Revival | CBN News
   Two street preachers have today been convicted of a public order offence, after a public prosecutor claimed that publicly quoting parts of the King James Bible in modern Britain should “be considered to be abusive and is a criminal matter”.   Prosecutor Ian Jackson also told the court that “although the words preached are included in a version of the Bible in 1611, this does not mean that they are incapable of amounting to a public order offence in 2016.”   Michael Overd and Michael Stockwell were found guilty under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 at Bristol Magistrates’ [More]
A Labour-run London council has become the first nationwide to allow its schools to opt out of providing Christian assemblies.   State-funded non-faith schools are required by law to offer a daily act of worship which must be “wholly or mainly of a broadly Christian character”, unless granted special dispensation by the local authority.   But Brent Council in north-west London has used that loophole to offer all its schools an opt-out, encouraging them to take up the option and replace Christian worship with multi-faith assemblies, the Mirror has reported.   Read More: Multi-Faith Assemblies to Replace Christian Worship in [More]
Barronelle Stutzman The nine judges on the Washington state Supreme Court – Mary Fairhurst, Charles Johnson, Barb Madsen, Susan Owens, Debra Stephens, Charles Wiggins, Steve Gonzalez, Sheryl McCloud and Mary Yu – have decided they can order a citizen to violate her Christian faith. Affirming the aim of “eradicating discrimination,” McCloud wrote in her opinion that…
In fiscal 2016 only 68 Christian refugees were admitted to the United States from Syria – not the 37,521 the Daily Mail and other media outlets are alluding to. The Daily Mail, the Atlantic and many other publications based their recent articles on information supplied by Christian organizations that profit financially from Muslim refugee immigration to…
A new poll finds religious people support the legalization of gay marriage and oppose the right of religious small business owners to refuse service to gay couples if doing so would violate their beliefs. The PRRI survey published on Friday finds few religious denominations are against allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry. Jewish people, for…