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-Florida: City Trying to Force Churches to Get a Business License

Friday, March 6th, 2015

(Common Ground Church/Facebook) A city in Florida is trying to force churches to get a business license. In one case the city government even sent a worker to spy on the church and has threatened to impose fines of $500 a day. Here’s the story from Charisma: Liberty Counsel sent a letter to the City […]

-Obama Foreign Policies Leading to Christian Persecution?

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Franklin Graham of Samaritan’s Purse (a Christian relief organization0 and BGEA believes that  President Barack Obama’s sympathy towards Islam is bringing on a ‘Storm of Islam’ that will result in Christian persecution in this country and around the world. From the Blaze: “We’re going to see persecution, I believe, in this country, because our president […]

-Saudi Arabia: New Law Brings Death Sentence for Bible Smugglers?

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

           King of Saudi Arabia Apparently the Saudi government has passed a new law that prescribes a death sentences for those ‘smuggling’ in Bibles or other non-Muslim or even non-Sunni religious literature into the Muslim kingdom. For a long time it has been illegal to bring Bibles into Saudi Arabia. Usually customs agents have made […]

-High School Student Suspended for Sharing His Faith?

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

A high school senior in Everett, Washington has been suspended three times and faces potential expulsion for sharing his Christian faith. Here’s the news release about this case from the Pacific Justice Institute: A new lawsuit filed this week in Seattle federal court challenges what attorneys are calling “egregious” speech restrictions in an Everett high […]

-Saudi Arabia: 27 Arrested for Secretly Practicing Christianity in Home

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

                     (Seal of the Committee: Wikipedia) The Saudi religious police raided a home and arrested 27 people for secretly conducting a Bible study and Christian worship. Practicing any religion besides Islam is prohibited in Saudi Arabia with potential jail time or even physical beatings for violators. Here’s the story from The Blaze: Saudi authorities raided […]

-New York: Christian Owners Will No Longer Host Weddings After Losing Lawsuit Over Same-Sex Wedding

Friday, August 29th, 2014

      (Same Sex Marriage: Wikipedia) The Christian owners of a farm in New York which is rented out for public events will no longer host weddings. The couple came to that decision after a judge fined them $13,000 for declining to host a same-sex ceremony that was against their religious beliefs and convictions. The judge […]

-Bible Burning in Arizona

Friday, August 1st, 2014

                                         (Photo credit: knowhimonline) Burn a Quran and it is international news and people die in protests. Burn some Bibles in front of churches and it is only a ‘local’ story. In Mesa, Arizona Bibles have been burned at the front doors of at least 6 churches so far. Here’s the story from the Christian […]

-Obama Nominates Rabbi for Religious Freedom Ambassador

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

                               (Rabbi Saperstein:  US Department of Labor) President Obama has finally gotten around to replacing the United States Ambassador-at-large for International Religious Freedom. Rabbi David Saperstein is the first non-Christian to be nominated for that position which was vacated in October, 2013. Here’s the story from Christianity Today: The press statement said: “Today, President Barack […]

-ISIS Demands Christians Leave Mosul or Be Executed

Monday, July 21st, 2014

The leader of the new Islamic State in Iraq and Syria demanded last week that all Christians in the lands that he ruled over either convert, pay a special tax, leave, or die . Those who did flee were expected to leave behind all of their possessions and funds. However, it became even worse for […]

-Sudan: Pregnant Christian Woman Facing Death For Conversion

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

           (Map of Sudan: Wikipedia) A Pregnant Christian woman is facing imminent death for marrying a Christian and converting to Christianity. Meanwhile her and their 20-month-old son are in prison. Here’s the story from BosNewsLife: A Christian mother in late term pregnancy faced imminent death in Sudan on Tuesday, May 13, after a court convicted […]