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By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
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House Democrats pass bill to change Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include LGBT, transgenders, make them a ‘protected class’

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a bill that threatens the free exercise of religion and free speech. H.R. 5, known as the Equality Act, which broadly imposes the LGBT agenda and does not More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, March 14th, 2019
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Thomas More Society defends New York pro-lifers, street protests against attorney general, ‘obstruction’

The Thomas More Society continues to defend a group of peaceful pro-life protesters as the New York Attorney General’s office persists in  prosecuting an unjust harassment lawsuit. The suit, originally brought More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
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Egypt legalizes 156 churches as Christians remained divided over President Sisi

(ICC): Last week, the Egyptian government legalized 156 churches, bringing the total to 783. More than 3,700 churches have sought legalization since Egypt passed a new law in 2016 which purported to streamline the More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, March 10th, 2019
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Turkey: Death of Mesrob Mutafyan mourned, leader of the Armenian Apostolic Church for 20 years

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) expressed condolences on the death of Mesrob Mutafyan, who was elected leader of the Armenian Apostolic Church in Turkey in 1998. Image/CIA The More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, March 8th, 2019
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Court dismisses Jack Phillips, Masterpiece Cakeshop case as Diann Rice’s remarks prove hostility against baker

The Colorado Civil Rights Commission announced Tuesday that it will dismiss its most recent charges against cake artist Jack Phillips in the wake of newly discovered evidence of the state’s ongoing hostility More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
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Liberty Counsel fights ACLU lawsuit to remove Indiana Nativity scene from courthouse Christmas light display

Liberty Counsel has filed a motion to dismiss in the lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana (ACLU) that seeks to remove a lighted Nativity scene from the Jackson County Courthouse Christmas More...

By Guest Author On Friday, March 1st, 2019
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Does Your Boss Have the Right to Fire You Based on Your Political or Religious Beliefs?

While most know that their bosses cannot fire them based on their religious affiliation, cases of political discrimination are less clear-cut. Since 2016’s controversial elections, the debate hasn’t subsided, More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, January 29th, 2019
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Michael McWhorter and Joe Morris Plead Guilty to Bombing of Islamic Center

Michael McWhorter, 29, and Joe Morris, 23, both of Clarence, Illinois, pleaded guilty today to multiple charges including federal civil rights charges in United States District Court in St. Paul, Minnesota. United More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, January 28th, 2019
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Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, Chinese Christian politician, was released from prison after nearly two years

(International Christian Concern) –International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on January 24, 2019, the former Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, an ethnic Chinese Christian politician, was released More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, January 28th, 2019
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Iran’s persecution of Christians detailed in new report

(International Christian Concern) –A new report details how last year brought continued violation of religious freedom for Iranian Christians, cumulating in an unprecedented wave of raids targeting the underground More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019
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Chinese Christians told to remove religious decorations, put up portrait of President Xi Jinping to get welfare

(International Christian Concern) –Chinese Christians in poor health who depend on the government’s welfare benefits are forced to choose between their belief or social benefits. According to Bitter Winter magazine, More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019
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Iran judges tell Christians Saheb Fadaie and Fatemeh Bakhteri to renounce their faith

(International Christian Concern) –Iranian judges Hassan Babaee and Ahmad Zargar presided over the January 15th final appeal hearing for Christians Saheb Fadaie and Fatemeh Bakhteri. These two judges asked the 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 Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019
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Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, calls for peace during Nigeria’s elections

(International Christian Concern) –The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, urged religious leaders to preach peace and maintain neutrality before, during, and after the upcoming general elections in More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019
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Open Doors now lists India in the Top Ten of Worst Countries for Persecution of Christians

(International Christian Concern) –Yesterday, January 16, Open Doors USA released its annual World Watch List of the top 50 countries where Christians face persecution. For the first time, India was ranked in More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, January 19th, 2019
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California discriminated against Pregnancy Resource Centers: Office for Civil Rights

The State of California violated the federal conscience protection laws known as the Weldon and Coats-Snowe Amendments, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, January 17th, 2019
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Malaysia: Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad pledges that his government will be ‘very sensitive’ towards all religions

(International Christian Concern) –Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad pledged on Friday via social media platforms that his government will be “very sensitive” towards all religions, while urging people to obey More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, January 17th, 2019
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Turkey: Court rules to protect religious freedom for Christians in compulsory Islam classes

(International Christian Concern) –Istanbul’s 4th Administrative Court has given its final judgement in a case where a parent requested her child be exempted from compulsory religion class. According to the More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, January 17th, 2019
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India: Dr Christo Philip wins court case to practice medicine at a mission hospital

(International Christian Concern) –On January 8, the Delhi High Court ruled in favor of Dr. Christo Philip, an American doctor and Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), who was deported by the country’s Ministry More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, January 17th, 2019
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Ohio: Tree of Life Christian Schools ask US Supreme Court to hear zoning case

An Ohio Christian school blocked from serving students in a building that it has owned since 2010 asked the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday to take its case. Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing Tree of More...


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