Posts Tagged ‘ Religious Freedom ’

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,…



Fire Chief Fired For Views On Homosexuality Has Day In Court

Oct 15th, 2015 | By

Former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran The city of Atlanta is asking a federal judge to toss out of court a wrongful discharge suit filed by former Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran, who was fired by the mayor in January after he wrote a men’s devotional book for a Baptist church group that was critical of homosexuality.…



The State’s Latest Attack On Christianity, In Darkness Of Night, Has Me FUMING – Allen B. West

Oct 8th, 2015 | By

Last presidential election cycle, 7-8 million evangelical Christians sat it out — and look what’s happened since. It’s not just that Christians are being crucified, beheaded and driven from their ancestral homelands — such as Mosul, Iraq, which now has not a single Christian for the first time in 2,000 years. Here in America, we have Christians being shot after answering for their faith. We have Christians being fined by the state — Jefferson’s fear of persecution based upon religious convictions — for their beliefs. We have Christians in America receiving death threats because of their beliefs.



Little Sisters Of The Poor Appeal To The Supreme Court

Aug 28th, 2015 | By

This week, 20 states and a diverse array of organizations filed amicus curiae briefs in support of the Little Sisters, asking that the Supreme Court agree to hear their case. These groups included the Cato Institute, the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, a group of Orthodox Jewish Rabbis, the Christian Legal Society, the Independent Women’s Forum, the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons, the Southern Baptists, the American Center for Law and Justice, and a group of law professors.