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Should Christians such as Billy Graham who read aloud the Bible’s admonitions against “sin” be banned from the airwaves for using “hateful speech”?   The Southern Poverty Law Center thinks so — recommending that the national press should blacklist — refuse to quote […]

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By AL WEBB Religion News Service LONDON — A government-funded watchdog panel said British judges have erred in supporting employers who try to fire Christian workers for wearing crosses or refusing to offer sex counseling to gay couples.     The Equality […]

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Don’t plan on carrying your Bible with you if you’re flying to Saudi Arabia. It will be confiscated at the airport. So will your cross necklace and your child’s WWJD (What Would Jesus Do?) bracelet. That’s the message buried in […]

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The head of a major Pakistani political party is calling on the nation’s Supreme Court to ban the Bible because it blasphemes Islam. On May 30. Maulana Abdul Rauf Farooqi, leader of the large Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam party, claimed that the Bible […]

  A Chinese Christian seeking political asylum was turned back by Canadian officials who didn’t like his answers about Jesus. “The man’s inability to attribute human characteristics to Jesus formed part of the board’s decision to deny his refugee claim,” […]

  Is the state of Louisiana protecting the public? Or the funeral industry? On Monday, wearing his monk’s robe, Abbot Justin Brown of St. Joseph’s monastery near Covington, Louisiana, told U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duvan that his monks only want to make affordable […]

Three federal judges have reversed a ban that would have blocked Angela Hildenbrand from thanking Jesus as her Lord and Savior during her graduation ceremonies in Texas.  The school’s valedictorian had asked the appeals court to block a judge’s ruling that she could […]

A group of Catholic and Jewish parents is taking the Canadian province of Quebec to court to challenge a government ban on religious teachings at subsidized daycare centers. “The parents say a Quebec policy that prohibits religious instruction in government […]

Legislation has been introduced on Capitol Hill requiring President Barack Obama’s administration to give international religious freedom a higher priority. Congressman Frank Wolf, who authored the 1998 law establishing the office, has proposed an amendment that would give the office’s ambassador-at-large new, direct contact with the Secretary […]

She’s just one woman working alone — driven by the horror she has seen first hand. She’s Sister Hatune, a nun in a Syrian Orthodox convent in Germany. She is trying to get the word out of the growing number of attacks […]

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