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By The Dispatch On Sunday, May 31st, 2020
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Jackson County Indiana Courthouse Nativity scene case heads to appeals to defend free speech

Liberty Counsel filed an appeal today to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals refuting the opinion by an Indiana federal judge who ruled against the Nativity scene display at the Jackson County Courthouse. Liberty Counsel represents More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, February 17th, 2020
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Egypt arrests human rights defender Patrick George Zaki

Yet another human rights defender has been arrested and temporarily disappeared in Egypt. An Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) researcher, Patrick George Zaki, was stopped in the Cairo airport on February More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, January 17th, 2020
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Trump moves to cut more Obama era rules at HHS, ending religious discrimination regulations

On this Religious Freedom Day, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is proposing a rule that implements President Trump’s executive order that removes current regulatory burdens on religious More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, December 24th, 2019
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HUD investigates Christmas lights, display ban in Missouri senior living community

Trump Administration officials from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have opened an investigation into MACO Management Company’s ban of Christmas lights and yard displays at a 55 and More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, December 4th, 2019
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Egypt cracks down on free speech, raids news site Mada Masr over Christian persecution coverage

Egyptian authorities raided one of the last independent news sites in the country, Mada Masr, after having arrested one of their editors the day prior. The news site has received international awards for its independent More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, November 13th, 2019
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Appeals court stalls efforts to shut down Christian adoption center, New Hope Family Services

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit issued an emergency order Monday that temporarily halts New York officials from targeting a faith-based adoption provider for its religious beliefs and seeking to More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, November 10th, 2019
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New York Judge Paul Engelmayer rules freedom of conscience protections for medical staff is unconstitutional

A federal Obama-appointed judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York struck down a proposed rule this week that protects healthcare individuals and entities from providing and participating More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, November 3rd, 2019
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HHS adds adoption and foster care protections for faith based group from LGBT attacks, lawsuits

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will introduce a new federal rule that would allow faith-based adoption and foster care providers to receive federal money without compromising their sincerely More...

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 Brandon Jones On Friday, September 20th, 2019
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Quebec’s teacher shortage grows as they praise religious symbol ban, ‘secularism law is working’

Quebec’s education minister Jean-Francois Roberge said on Wednesday that the three teachers who recently removed their religious symbols in order to get a teaching contract are proof that the Legault government’s More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, September 19th, 2019
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Mustafa Rahimi arrested again for selling a Bible in an Iranian bookstore

Mustafa Rahimi, an ordinary shopkeeper and unassuming citizen of the Islamic Republic of Iran, was recently arrested for an offense against the wellbeing of the country.  His crime was the sale of a Bible from 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 Friday, August 23rd, 2019
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Baptist Leaders Urge Protection over Kachin Pastors who Testified at Ministerial

(International Christian Concern) –The two ethnic Kachin pastors who testified at last month’s State Department Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, might face arrest upon their return. For this, leaders More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, August 20th, 2019
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Liberty Counsel joins battle against Boston censoring Christian flag

Liberty Counsel filed a brief in support of its motion for summary judgement requesting the United States District Court in Boston to rule that Boston resident Hal Shurtleff and his Christian civic organization, Camp More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, August 17th, 2019
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Trump’s Labor Office moves to protect religious freedom, freedom of conscience

The Trump administration has proposed a rule which protects faith-based organizations that contract with the federal government by allowing them to make employment decisions consistent with their sincerely held More...


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