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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 The Dispatch On Saturday, October 19th, 2019
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Judge strikes down Obama era ‘gender transition’ surgeries mandate for health care staff

A federal court in Texas struck down an Obama-era rule that forced doctors across the nation to perform “gender-transition surgeries” even if such procedures were against their medical judgment or religious More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, October 17th, 2019
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Arlene Flowers, gay wedding case headed to Supreme Court

Maybe the Supreme Court will finally decided this type of case: discrimination or freedom of conscience. The U.S. Supreme Court has received numerous friend-of-the-court briefs in support of the freedom of a Washington 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 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...


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