Posts Tagged ‘ Religious Freedom ’

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

[continue reading…]



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.



Congressman Forbes Supports First Amendment Defense Bill

Aug 17th, 2015 | By

“Laws that protect the free exercise of religious beliefs and moral convictions about marriage will encourage private citizens and institutions to demonstrate tolerance for those beliefs and convictions and therefore contribute to a more respectful, diverse, and peaceful society.”



The (Non)Free Exercise of Religion

Aug 14th, 2015 | By

Pakistan must break the vicious cycles of impunity and lawlessness by arresting, prosecuting, and jailing all perpetrators of violence against religious communities and their advocates. It must hold police officers accountable for turning a blind eye to attacks or refusing to file police reports when the victims are members of religious minorities



Pakistan’s Land of the Pure Limits Religious Liberty

Aug 8th, 2015 | By

Panel experts discuss Pakistan continued slide to an Islamist State based on total intolerance. “Pakistan’s zealous enforcement” of blasphemy laws, Lantos-Swett observed, “is in stark and embarrassing contrast to the pronounced lack of zeal in bringing to justice” those who kill in Islam’s name.



Police Complicit In Attack On Christians In West Delhi, India, Sources Say

Jul 30th, 2015 | By
Over 30 Christians were hospitalised following an attack by Hindu extremists, who beat a group of worshippers with iron rods

After watching idly as a mob of Hindu extremists dragged Christians from a prayer meeting in West Delhi and beat them, police questioned those who were attacked as if they were guilty of fraudulent conversion, sources said.