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By Brandon Jones On Sunday, October 13th, 2019
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Beto O’Rourke vows to attack churches’ tax exempt status over gay marriage

Robert “Beto” O’Rourke, a Catholic and presidential candidate for the Democratic party, called for churches and religious institutions to lose their tax-exempt status if they oppose same-sex “marriage.” Joining More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, October 9th, 2019
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Supreme Court may hear Aimee Stephens, transgender funeral home case

Yesterday the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in three cases that will determine whether LGBTQ workers have federal protections against sex-based discrimination in the workplace in the wake of transgender firing More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, October 7th, 2019
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Liberty Counsel defends Nativity Scene in Jackson County against ACLU Indiana lawsuit

Liberty Counsel has filed a motion requesting the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana to issue summary judgment in the lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, September 19th, 2019
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Iran moves to ban education for non-Muslims as ‘propaganda act’

Iran’s new education minister Mohsen Haji Mirzaei has used the launch of a new country-wide project as an opportunity to strike out against Iran’s religious minorities, saying Wednesday that students of “other More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Wednesday, September 18th, 2019
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San Diego church vandalized after Pastor Amada Huizar objected Drag Queen story time with kids

Executive Pastor Amado Huizar and his Chula Vista church in San Diego faced the backlash from the LGBTQ community or radical actisit after Huizar objected to the Drag Queen library times with children. During Washington More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, September 14th, 2019
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NYC retreats on counseling ban for same-sex attractions, transgender, won’t pass Supreme Court

The New York City Council is seeking to repeal a citywide counseling ban out of concern that the ban would not survive the Supreme Court and would impact similar counseling bans across the United States. photo/ More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, September 13th, 2019
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Vietnam 6-year-old girl beaten after parents turn to Christianity

A six-year-old girl in Vietnam was savagely beaten because her parents decided to follow Christ, according to Christian persecution watchdog Open Doors UK. Phouc’s parents recently decided to stop the village More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, September 8th, 2019
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Pope Francis endorses UAE high committee to promote ‘all persons who have faith’

On August 26th, the Pope expressed his appreciation of the new creation of a high committee, fulfilling goals from the Declaration of Human Fraternity, of which he was a signatory in February 2019. At the interfaith More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, September 4th, 2019
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Tampa same-sex counseling ban challenged by Robert Vazzo, New Hearts Outreach

Liberty Counsel filed a motion for summary judgment asking a federal court to permanently block the city of Tampa’s ordinance which violates the First Amendment by prohibiting licensed counselors from providing More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, August 31st, 2019
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Myanmar military sues Rev Hkalam Samson for his sanctions remarks to President Trump

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on August 26, a Myanmar military (Tatmadaw) officer filed a lawsuit against an ethnic Kachin pastor for the comments he made during a meeting with President More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, August 27th, 2019
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Police in Inhil Regency Disband Church During Service

(International Christian Concern) –On August 25, the Inhil District Civil Service Police Unit stopped the worship activities at the GPdI (Indonesian Pentecostal Church) Efata Church in Sari Agung Hamlet, Petalongan More...

By Laura Jones On Friday, August 23rd, 2019
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Judge rules Wisconsin cannot exclude transgender surgeries, hormone treatments from Medicaid coverage

A federal judge ruled Friday that Wisconsin cannot exclude so-called gender-reassignment treatments, including both surgery and hormones, from coverage under the Medicaid program, striking down a rule that’s been 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 Friday, August 2nd, 2019
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Grant Strobl, Jacob Chludzinski and ThinkRight Strategies sues Ann Arbor over free speech laws, political speech

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing a political consulting firm and its owners filed suit against the city of Ann Arbor in federal court Monday. The lawsuit challenges a city law that forces Grant More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, July 28th, 2019
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Christian, Illyong Ju Relatives of North Korean Defector Killed for Sharing Gospel

(International Christian Concern) –At the State Department’s religious freedom ministerial last week, a North Korean defector shared what it’s like to live as a Christian in North Korea, telling President More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, July 28th, 2019
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Indias Unregistered Churches Caught in the Crosshairs

(International Christian Concern) –“For the first time in 45 years, I feel like I don’t have the right to live as a Christian in my own country,” Pastor Sheeja Thomas, a house church leader in Hyderabad, More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019
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Christians Brutally Attacked in Jharkhand by Hindu Radicals

(International Christian Concern) –Last Sunday, on 14 July 2019, Christians were seriously injured in an attack in Belchori Village in the North Indian State of Jharkhand by Hindu radicals on 14th July 2019. More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019
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Son of Slain Governor, Shaan Taseer Claims ‘There are 200 More Asia Bibis’ in Pakistan

(International Christian Concern) –Shaan Taseer, son of the assassinated Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer, claimed that there are more than 200 people imprisoned in Pakistan under blasphemy charges. Taseer made More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019
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Florida church sues Sarasota County over $10K fees to start Christian school for at-risk kids

A federal lawsuit that Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed on behalf of a Sarasota County church and religious school has prompted the county to reverse course and approve the church’s use of its property More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019
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ADF files motion to dismiss latest lawsuit against Jack Phillips, Masterpiece Cakeshop over transgender cake

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing Colorado cake artist Jack Phillips and his Masterpiece Cakeshop filed a motion in state court Monday to dismiss the latest legal attack against him for declining More...


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