09/26/17   A tide of anti-Christian bigotry is growing in the corridors of Congress.     Two remarkable things unfolded last week.   The Democrats openly embraced socialism in the form of single-payer health care. And they announced a secular, anti-Christian test for public office. The two go together like Abbott and Costello. Or better yet, since this is far from funny, Marx and Lenin.  “Democratic Socialist” Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ scheme for a single-payer, government-run health care system has already been endorsed by 16 Democratic senators. A similar bill introduced by Rep. John Conyers, Michigan Democrat, has 117 co-sponsors. [More]
Rev. Franklin Graham Franklin Graham, the CEO and president of both Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, counselor to presidents and Christian activist, has issued a verbal takedown of the leftist Southern Poverty Law Center’s attacks on innocuous ministries as “hate” groups. “A hate group? Can you believe this – the Southern Poverty Law…
Warnings are going out about a raunchy new “comedy” on TBS in which children are cast – and a recent episode of AMC’s “Preacher” that’s being described as blasphemous. OneMillionMoms is calling attention to a new comedy on the cable network TBS called “The Guest Book.” 1MM director Monica Cole takes issue with the fact that child actors are cast in the sitcom, which is rated MA-LS (“Mature Audience only” – “crude indecent Language” – “explicit Sexual activity”). “These children are the victims of what I would call a form of child abuse,” she tells OneNewsNow, “because they are participating [More]
“W. Europe in general is in a post Christian era. The churches for the most part are spiritually dead so the spiritual vacuum will be filled by other things i.e. atheism, agnosticism, false religions and so on. I don’t see this trend reversing any time soon.”  Admin The mosque invasion of churches in France has been going on for decades, but with the recent election of pro-Islam French President Emmanuel Macron and the attitude of entitlement of new Muslim immigrants, the tide is surging like never before. “Many Muslim immigrants express a sentiment of entitlement, believing they – one day [More]
“Good news for freedom of speech!”  Admin   Another street preacher who was charged under the Public Order Act 1986, after allegedly entering a discussion with two passers-by about homosexuality, has been acquitted. Andrew Frost was preaching on the streets of Nottingham city centre in March this year. He preached on the consequences of sin, and quoted Luke 13:1-5 and Matthew 15:19.   As he preached, two men holding hands and in a homosexual relationship walked by.   Rory Green, a friend of Mr Frost who was preaching alongside him at the time, reported that the two men shouted abusive [More]
  The General Synod of the Church of England has voted to ‘welcome transgender people’ by considering preparing a church service as a way to “mark a person’s gender transition”.   The official church of the United Kingdom voted four to one in favour amongst the Clergy and more than two to one amongst the Laity (members who are not Clergy) at the four-day Synod, the motion reading:   “That this Synod, recognising the need for transgender people to be welcomed and affirmed in their parish church, call on the House of Bishops to consider whether some nationally commended liturgical materials [More]
Is the ground underneath the “gay” agenda in America beginning to crumble? For the third time in just weeks, a court has ruled against the claim that the rights of homosexuals trump the Constitution’s protections of religious rights. That has been the basis for most of the legal gains for the homosexual-rights agenda in recent years.…
A Christian geologist has asked that his lawsuit against the National Park Service be dismissed after he finally obtained a research permit that had been held up for years by red tape. Andrew Snelling filed suit when the Park Service denied him permission to do ordinary research in the Grand Canyon, charging the reason was his…
Two preachers who had been found guilty earlier this year of “intentionally alarming” the public with their open-air preaching have now been acquitted in a UK appeals court.- “We hope and pray that today’s ruling will be an encouragement to Christians across the nation to continue preaching the good news,” defendant Michael Overd said in a statement on Thursday. As previously reported, Michael Overd and Michael Stockwell had been charged by British officials last July with violating the Crime and Disorder Act of 1998, in allegedly using “threatening or abusive words or behavior or disorderly behavior within the hearing or [More]
Opening of Answers in Genesis’ Ark Encounter A couple of Internet postings in the past few days have attacked the Ark Encounter, the massive reproduction in Kentucky of the biblical Noah’s Ark, blasting it for failing as an enterprise, for taking tax money, for not doing enough for the local government, for making money, for not…
“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]