Posts Tagged ‘ Religious Freedom ’

Congressman Dave Brat introduces 2 Homeland Security anti-terrorism bills

Sep 3rd, 2016 | By

Press Release from Congressman Dave Brat about his new Religious Freedom International Reciprocity Enhancement (FIRE) Act: ***************************************************************************** Rep. Brat introduces 2 Homeland Security anti-terrorism bills In the wake of the horrific terrorist attack in Nice, Rep. Dave Brat introduced two bills in order to better protect the U.S. homeland from the threat of radical Islamist

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Congressman Frank Wolf: Nigeria & International Religious Freedom

Aug 31st, 2016 | By

Known as the “conscience” of the Congress during his long service in the House of Representatives, Congressman Frank Wolf was first elected in 1980 and left Congress at the end of his 17th term in 2015 to focus exclusively on human rights and religious freedom. Congressman Wolf was one of the first to warn about

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Official Religious Freedom Report Lists U.S. “allies” as Most Repressive

May 3rd, 2016 | By

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) publicly released its 2016 Annual Report citing allies such as Saudi Arabia and Pakistan as repressing religious freedom as well as North Korea and Vietnam. The commission wants to list both Iraq and Syria which the Obama Administration has resisted.



Senator Lankford Secures Change To DHS Religious Freedom Language

Apr 13th, 2016 | By

Senator James Lankford (R-OK) has applauded the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) decision to change its documentation to accurately reflect America’s First Amendment right of freedom of ‘religion’, and not just freedom of ‘worship’. Last year, Lankford urged the Department to make this change. Last Thursday, DHS issued a notice to the public that they are currently in the process of updating all relevant internal and external publications, including test study materials, to reflect this ‘freedom of religion’ change in terminology.



Global Persecution of Christians Worsening

Feb 1st, 2016 | By
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An unprecedented escalation of violence against Christians — the most violent and sustained attack on Christian faith in modern history occurred during 2015, stated Open Doors USA President David Curry on January 13 in Washington, DC. In a National Press Club presentation his organization’s annual World Watch List confirmed depressing global trends in Christian persecution noted 2015 was even worse for Christians that 2014.



Trinity Lutheran Church v. Pauley Looms As Key Church-State Separation Supreme Court Case

Jan 21st, 2016 | By

A playground spat over surfacing made out of scrap tires is looming as a pivotal church-state separation case, one that religious freedom advocates say could provide relief from what they see as government hostility toward faith. The U.S. Supreme Court teed up the battle when it agreed last week to consider Trinity Lutheran Church v. Pauley.



Sen. Steve Daines And Rep. J. Randy Forbes: The Pride Of Thomas Jefferson

Jan 18th, 2016 | By

Jefferson understood that religious freedom is a fundamental human right that is essential to a free society, and therefore all of us, whether religious or nonreligious, have a stake in ensuring its protection. Respecting religious freedom is about protecting a diversity of beliefs so that all of them may be publically expressed and practiced.



Another Christian Leader Arrested In Sudan

Dec 31st, 2015 | By

Harassment, arrests and persecution of Christians have intensified since the secession of South Sudan in July 2011. The Sudanese Minister of Guidance and Endowments announced in April 2013 that no new licenses would be granted for building new churches in Sudan, citing a decrease in the South Sudanese population.



“Deeply Troubling” – Terrorism Now Biggest Threat to Christians, Report Warns

Dec 4th, 2015 | By

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Special Correspondent WASHINGTON, USA (BosNewsLife)– Christians will find little comfort in the U.S. State Department’s recently released International Religious Freedom Report. It confirms what many Christians already knew: The new phenomenon of non-state terrorism has supplanted oppression by government to become the main threat to religious freedom. And conditions are

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Equality Act Creates ‘LGBT Rights’ – Everywhere!

Oct 24th, 2015 | By

So the Supreme Court has established “same-sex marriage,” and that will quiet the LGBT crowd, because, after all, they got what they wanted, right? Not even close. How about protections for LGBT people in jobs, jury duty, credit applications, housing, facilities that provide exhibitions, facilities that provide recreation, facilities that provide exercise,…