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Couple Prohibited From Hosting Bible Study, Worship on Property Without Permit Under Threat of Fines

By Heather Clark Photo Credit: ABCDZ2000/FreeImages.com SEWICKLEY HEIGHTS, Pa. — A Pennsylvania couple has filed a legal challenge after being prohibited from hosting Bible studies, worship gatherings and other Christian retreats and fundraisers on their property without a permit under the threat of fines of $500 per day. According to a lawsuit filed by the Independence Law… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Funeral Home Asks US Supreme Court to Hear Appeal of Ruling Asserting Owner ‘Illegally’ Fired Man Who Wanted to Dress as Woman

By Heather Clark WASHINGTON — Attorneys for the owner of a funeral home in Michigan have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to accept an appeal of a ruling from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals asserting that it was “illegal” under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act for the funeral home to fire a man who wanted to dress as a woman. “By replacing ‘sex’ with ‘gender identity’… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Spike in Liver Disease Deaths Among Young Adults Fueled by Alcohol

By Editor (NPR) — Dr. Elliot Tapper has treated a lot of patients, but this one stood out. “His whole body was yellow,” Tapper remembers. “He could hardly move. It was difficult for him to breathe, and he wasn’t eating anything.” The patient was suffering from chronic liver disease. After years of alcohol use, his liver had stopped filtering his blood. Bilirubin, a… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Scripture Booklet Distributor Uses Speakers to Reach Mexico

By Editor Mexico (Mission Network News) — Sometimes, sharing the Gospel is as easy as making an announcement. Take a distributor in Mexico working with World Missionary Press. The distributor has been operating in Mexico for several years now. “He started out just going across the border from the US just going back and forth and back and forth, and then the Lord… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Outrage After Speaker Claims Pedophilia Is ‘Unchangeable Sexual Orientation,’ ‘Anyone Could Be Born’ That Way

By Heather Clark A video of a German speaker calling for compassion and understanding toward celibate pedophiles in arguing that “no one chooses to be a pedophile” but that “anyone could be born” that way and “no one can cease being one” has sparked outrage worldwide. Mirjam Heine delivered a lecture at an independently organized TEDx Talk at the University of Wurtzberg in Germany… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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UK Magistrate Removed From Office, NHS Board for Opposing Same-Sex Adoption Granted Appeal

By Heather Clark LONDON — A U.K. magistrate who was removed from office for telling the media that he believes it is best for adoptive children to be placed with a mother and father, and later also prohibited from returning to his position on the board of the National Health Service (NHS) Trust, has been granted an appeal of an adverse ruling finding that he was not the subject of… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Judge Dismisses Planned Parenthood Lawsuit Against HHS for Shifting Title X Funding Criteria Toward Groups That Promote Abstinence

By Heather Clark WASHINGTON — A federal judge appointed to the bench by President Donald Trump has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood challenging the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for altering its Title X funding criteria to prefer groups that promote abstinence and work with faith-based entities. The judge said that the lawsuit was premature as the… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Indian Christians Suffer Fifteen Attacks in Fourteen Days

By Editor (International Christian Concern) — International Christian Concern (ICC) has documented at least 15 separate anti-Christian incidents across India in the past 14 days. These incidents include physical assaults, a church demolition, forced conversions, false accusations of forced conversions, and social boycotts. On July 2, 35 Hindu radicals attacked 150… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Maine Governor Vetoes Bill Banning ‘Conversion Therapy’ for Minors, Citing ‘Bad Policy,’ ‘Threat’ to Religious Liberty

By Heather Clark Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore AUGUSTA, Maine — The Republican governor of Maine has vetoed a bill that would have banned what is often referred to as “conversion therapy” for minors who struggle with homosexual temptation, stating that the legislation was “overly broad,” “bad policy” and could be “interpreted as a threat to an individual’s religious… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Chilean Evangelical Parliamentarians Ask to Remove Sexual Indoctrination From Schools

By Editor Photo Credit: Leopard123/Wikipedia (Evangelical Focus) — According to the latest statistics, between 16% and 18% of Chile’s population is evangelical, that is about 3 million people. So far, there has occasionally been evangelical representation in the country’s politics. Only in recent years a common evangelical project has been created, which has led to the… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Chinese Church Targeted for Third Time in a Month

By Editor Photo Credit: ChinaAid GUANGZHOU, Guangdong (China Aid) — On Sunday, 30-40 government agents broke into a Bible Reformed Church in China’s southern Guangdong province for the third time in a month, taking a number of the Christians into questioning. The church’s pastor, Huang Xiaoning, told a ChinaAid reporter at 11:00 that morning, “We had just begun… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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UK Mayor Resigns After Being Harassed Over Facebook Posts About Homosexuality, Gender Dysphoria

By Heather Clark FERRYHILL, U.K. — The mayor of a town in the United Kingdom has resigned after being harassed with threatening and profane comments over his Facebook posts on the issues of homosexuality and transgenderism. Richard Smith was elected in May to serve as the mayor of Ferryhill in Northeast England. He has served as pastor of Immanuel Christian Fellowship since 2003,… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Study: Hormone Therapy for Transsexuals Has Major Health Risks

By Editor Photo Credit: Tim Evanson/Flickr/Wikipedia Commons (Christian Institute) — Hormone therapy for people attempting to “transition” from male to female carries major health risks, a new study suggests. Published by the American College of Physicians, it indicated that men who took female hormones for two years were over five times more likely to develop a… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Rob Schenck, Former Anti-Abortion Activist, Now Says Criminalizing Abortion is ‘Dangerous,’ Writes of ‘Conversions’ and ‘Affirming’ Homosexuals in New Book

By Heather Clark New York clergyman Rob Schenck, known for his activism against abortion with Operation Rescue in the 1990s, has released a new book in which he outlines what he calls his “three conversions” in his lifetime. While still identifying as “pro-life,” Schenck now believes that the government should stay out of the issue of abortion and leave safe “space” for the woman… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Islamist Violence Against Christians in Uganda Injures Pastors, Stops Church Services

By Editor (Morning Star News) – In further anti-Christian hostilities in eastern Uganda, Muslims knocked a pastor unconscious at a debate and Islamist threats in another village put a halt to worship services. Threats by Muslims in Mazuba village, Namutumba District, stopped worship services in a half-constructed church building and led the pastor to send his children to… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Pressure on Christians Heats Up in Nepal

By Morning Star News Photo Credit: Pavel Novak NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – In a rash of recent actions against Christians in Nepal, an alcoholic who became violent during an intervention had Christian leaders arrested on forcible conversion charges, and a foreign couple was deported. Isak Tamang of the Shreejanga Free Church and pastor Dip Rai of the Chengbung Free Church… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Over 6,000 Nigerians in Christian-Identified Communities Murdered or Maimed by Fulani Muslims in 2018

By Heather Clark Photo Credit: YouTube/Idoma Television screenshot PLATEAU STATE — Church leaders in Plateau State, Nigeria are calling on the government to intervene as a reported 6,000 people in Christian-identified communities have been either killed or maimed by Fulani Muslims in 2018 alone. “What is happening in Plateau state and other select states in Nigeria is pure… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Liberal NY Governor Blasts ‘Extreme Conservative’ Politicians for Imposing ‘Their View of What God Says Should Be Done’

By Heather Clark Photo Credit: YouTube/NYGovCuomo channel screenshot NEW YORK — Fearing potential ramifications of the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, liberal New York governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order on Monday ensuring that contraceptives are free under all insurance plans in the state. He also decried in speeches what he called “extreme… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Drug Deaths Reach Record High in Scotland

By Editor Photo Credit: Marton Berta (The Christian Institute) — Drug-related deaths reached another record high in Scotland last year, according to new figures. There were 934 drug-related deaths in 2017, an eight percent rise from 2016. Scotland’s drug-death rate is two and a half times more per capita than England and Wales and higher than any other EU… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Two Deported From Nepal on Proselytization Charge

By Editor (The Himalayan Times) — The government has deported two foreigners to their respective countries on charges of forceful religious conversion, which is a crime in Nepal. Philippine national De Vera Richard and his Indonesian wife Rita Gonga, who were staying in Nepal on the business visa, allegedly converted Nepali Hindus to Christianity. The two, who were… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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