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By The Dispatch On Sunday, October 20th, 2019
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Turkey removes soccer flags because they contains symbols of a cross

Turkish police in Istanbul removed the flags of football (soccer) fans sporting the symbol of a cross. The football match between Mönchengladbach (Germany) and Basaksehir (Turkey) occurred on October 3rd as part More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, October 15th, 2019
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Pastor Li Juncai jailed after fighting against China’s demand to remove cross from Zhongxin Church in Xinxiang

Pastor Li Juncai, along with three staff from Zhongxin Church in Xinxiang County, Henan, was criminally detained by local authorities on February 20, after having firmly resisted the cross removal at their church. More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, September 9th, 2019
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Philippine President Duterte, No Need to Celebrate Arrival of Christianity

(International Christian Concern) –On Friday, Sept. 6, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte stated that there is no need to celebrate 500 years of Christianity in the Catholic majority country in 2021. Speaking More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, August 21st, 2019
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Indonesia Muslim scholar Abdul Somad says Christian cross is ‘an element of the devil’

A Muslim preacher in Indonesia, has sparked religious controversy since a video of him calling the Christian cross “an element of the devil” during a sermon went viral on social media. The insulting remarks More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, August 9th, 2019
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Court rules Lehigh County seal with cross can stay, doesn’t violate the first amendment

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the official seal of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania can remain on government property, despite efforts from the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) to have it More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, August 8th, 2019
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Mississippi Man, Graham Williamson Pleads Guilty to Federal Hate Crime for Crossburning

The Department of Justice announced that Graham Williamson pleaded guilty yesterday to federal charges related to the commission of a crossburning on Oct. 24, 2017, in Seminary, Mississippi. Specifically, Williamson, More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, August 3rd, 2019
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Egypt graverobbers steal dead priest’s cross, then body for ransom

Graver robbers in Sharouna, a village south of Cairo, targeted the tomb of a priest who died 13 years ago, according to the Watani news outlet. They initially wanted to steal his crucifix, but then also stole the More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, July 15th, 2019
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Iran Responds to Global Outcry over Removed Cross

(International Christian Concern) –The cross of an Assyrian Presbyterian Church in the northwest city of Tabriz was replaced on July 9th following an international outcry. In May, Iranian intelligence agents More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, July 14th, 2019
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Supreme Court secures Pensacola World War II cross, dismissing the ‘Lemon Test’

The U.S. Supreme Court ordered a lower court to reconsider its earlier ruling that a World War II-era memorial cross in Pensacola must be removed. In Kondrat’yev v. City of Pensacola, a federal appeals court had More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, April 4th, 2019
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Louis Farrakhan tweets his anti-Semitic belief in Jesus ‘to bring about the end of the civilization of the Jews’

Nation of Islam leader and anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan recently tweeted a segment of his Saviour’s Day speech in February in which he attacked the accepted death of  Jesus Christ and proclaimed that Jesus is More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, January 24th, 2019
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Indonesia: Muslims fight to get cross-shaped road mosaic in front of its city hall painted over

(International Christian Concern) –After receiving multiple complaints from conservative Muslim groups, the Surakarta administration in central Java has decided paint over a cross-shaped road mosaic in front of More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019
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Malaysia: Jelutong, Penang residents outraged and called police on ‘cross shaped lighting’

(International Christian Concern) –The lights at the Grace Residence building in Jelutong, Penang were recently tested since the installation was nearly completed. However, when onlookers saw the cross-shape like More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, October 27th, 2018
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Cross removed from Church in India’s Jharkhand State

(International Christian Concern) –Members of the Sarna tribal community, an animist group in India, removed a cross from a church building in Jharkhand state before holding a purification ceremony to covert the More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, October 13th, 2018
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Vatican and China deal doesn’t stop removal of cross from Lingkun Catholic church in Wenzhou

(International Christian Concern) –Although the Vatican recently signed a provisional agreement on bishop appointment with China, hoping to improve the situation for the Chinese Catholics, Chinese authorities More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018
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China continuing to target Christian churches, harassing officials, take down crosses

(International Christian Concern) –International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that several churches across China were raided and had their crosses removed by authorities over the past week. Additionally, More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018
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Burma rebels have shut down at least 10 churches, detaining Christians

(International Christian Concern) –In September, ethnic Wa rebels in eastern Burma have shut down at least 10 churches and detained 92 Christian leader. Additionally, the militants burned crosses, destroyed church More...

By Zach Jones On Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
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Florida: Atheists rejoice after judge agrees that Bayview Cross in Pensacola must be removed

Atheists are celebrating their presumed success at getting a cross removed from a public park in Pensacola, Florida, as noted by Fox News’ Todd Starnes. “I am aware that there is a lot of support in Pensacola More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Friday, April 8th, 2016
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Judge rules to strip cross from LA County seal

A move counterintuitive to the foundation of Los Angeles, a California federal judge has ruled with plaintiffs who argued it was unconstitutional for Los Angeles County supervisors to place a Christian cross on More...

By Laura Jones On Monday, October 5th, 2015
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Lesbian Lutheran Bishop Eva Brunne removes crosses, ‘less offensive to Muslims’

The world’s first lesbian bishop of a mainstream Christian denomination in Sweden moved to remove its crosses as to make it less offensive to Muslims. Bishop Eva Brunne of the Lutheran Church of Sweden has proposed More...

By Butter Bracco On Tuesday, September 29th, 2015
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Elizabeth Warren praises Black Lives Matter, revisits allegations of racism, police shootings

In a Sunday speech on racial inequality, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called for broad policing reform, de-escalation training and body cameras for all police officers. She compared the current Black Lives More...


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