Tag: Christianity

Christian targeted for ‘personal destruction’ has new hope

The Washington Supreme Court has agreed to review the case against a florist who was penalized for following her Christian faith and refusing to support a “gay wedding” with her artistic talent.   The brief order from the Supreme Court of Washington was signed by Barbara Madsen, the chief justice, and said tersely that the […]

Rev. Cruz: ‘Separation of Church and State’ Is a ‘Lie’

Commenting on America’s moral decline, evangelical pastor Rafael Cruz said the silence of the church during cultural upheavals was partly to blame, such as during the removal of prayer and the Bible from the public schools, and he added that for too long “the church has believed this lie of separation of church and state.”   During […]

Christians helping migrants should not try to convert them, says cardinal

Christians assisting migrants should love them “without hidden intentions” and not try to convert them, the prefect for the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith has said.   Cardinal Gerhard Müller said said that proselytism “is practically a manipulation of the conscience” and that the church’s mission is to help mankind relate to and love […]

Fox News host sees dire future for evangelicals

Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro said during a speech in Tennessee that Christians are in danger of losing their rights because the liberal mindset of modern times is all things anti-Christian are A-OK.   Speaking to a crowd at the NRB International Media Convention in Nashville, Pirro said, Western Journalism reported: Americans can’t rely […]

Judge clears Kentucky clerk who refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses

The federal judge who threw Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis in jail last year for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples said she had not interfered with the process since her release, and that licenses with her name removed should still be valid.   U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning ruled late on […]

Isis: European Parliament recognises Christian and Yazidi mass slaughter as genocide

The European Parliament has unanimously passed a resolution recognising the Islamic State’s (Isis) slaughter of religious minorities, including Christians and Yazidis, as genocide. The historic action on 4 February marks the first time the body has officially acknowledged an ongoing conflict as genocide.   IS (Daesh) has committed numerous atrocities against ethnic and religious minorities, […]

Christians “Should be Eradicated”: Researchers Document Anti-Christian Agenda Among Powerful Elite

A student is punished for refusing to “stomp on Jesus,” a Christian baker faces a year in jail for refusing to cater faux marriages, two men are arrested for reading the Bible aloud near a government building, a school “purges” Christian works from its library. Critics asserting the existence of an institutional anti-Christian bias, and […]

Gay cake row: why minority views matter

I have not always been grateful to Peter Tatchell for everything he has said and done. However, I am deeply grateful for his fresh comments (Opinion, 1 February) on the Ashers Bakery case.   I grew up in an evangelical home in Northern Ireland where both the Bible and the Manchester Guardian were read daily. […]

Pastor of China’s Largest Church Jailed for Protesting Removal of 1,500 Crosses

Until last month, Gu Yuese was the senior pastor at China’s largest government-approved Protestant church. In addition to his responsibilities at the Communist nation’s first megachurch—the 10,000-member Chongyi Church—Gu also held a leadership role in China’s state-approved denomination, the Three-Self Patriotic Movement (TSPM). But Gu’s most visible move occurred in 2014 when he publicly opposed […]

World Jewish Congress, Knesset Christian Allies Caucus to honor Israel-committed Christian leaders

Christian leaders Jay Rawlings and Duke Westover will each receive a special award at the ceremony for their steadfast commitment to the State of Israel Thursday when the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus together with the World Jewish Congress will hold its tenth annual reception honoring Christian leaders.   Government leaders and Knesset members from across […]