FRC Aims to Stop Government Persecution of Christian Scientist

FRC Action Brent Kilen is urging the organization’s supporters to come to the defense of a Christian geologist who is being prevented from conducting research that could help prove his theories about the age of our planet because of his faith.

Christian Persecution Ignored by Media World-wide

Following the Palm Sunday terror attack on two churches in Egypt, a three-month nationwide state of emergency was declared by the Egyptian government. Tragically, the persecution of Christians in Egypt received little media attention.

Leaders Discuss Persecuted Christians

Washington – Yesterday, Rev. Franklin Graham appeared on Washington Watch with Tony Perkins, a national radio show which airs on more than 240 stations across the country. On the show, Graham discussed the persecution of Christians around the world and the need to stand for religious liberty both at home and overseas.

Good Friday ‘Censored’ in Indiana Town

The following is submitted by Bill Donohue of the Catholic League:

Facebook Censors Popular Pastor for Christian Posts

Steven Andrew has been called the Facebook pastor and was asked to run for president by social media fans. He reached as many as one million people on a post. However, he believes Facebook censored 20 million people from him since November, because he takes a Christian stand. Andrew is pastor of USA Christian Church and author of “Jesus Makes America Great.”

Despite Persecution Christianity Exploding in Bangladesh

Is the fourth largest Muslim nation in the world, and place of many terrorist activities, on the path to becoming a peaceful Christian nation? The “Uncounted Converts” believe so.

Payout to Georgia Pastor a Victory for Religious Freedom

Family Research Council (FRC) is pleased to learn the news that First Liberty Institute has reached a settlement agreement between the State of Georgia and its client, Dr. Eric Walsh. First Liberty reported that the State of Georgia agreed to pay $225,000 to settle Dr. Walsh’s religious discrimination lawsuit.

Church Persecuted During Super Bowl Outreach/Watch Party

Kingdom Footsteps United Ministries launches “Church on the Go” through their first event: Super Bowl 51 Watch Party.

Discrimination Ends Against Christian Club in Public School

In a victory for Child Evangelism Fellowship®, its after-school Good News Club® can now continue to distribute promotional flyers to K-5 students in the Cascade School District.

Christian Vindicated in 2011 Arrest

PASADENA, Calif.– Today, three federal appellate judges in the Ninth Circuit issued a final ruling in favor of a Christian man, Mark Mackey, who was arrested for reading the Bible aloud in front of the California Department of Motor Vehicles in Hemet, CA in 2011.

Religious Colleges Under Attack in Calif.

Bill Donohue comments on an anti-religious freedom bill in California:

Groups Launch Movement in Support of Persecuted Middle East Christians

The first annual “The Bridge” conference, a gathering of NGOs, government officials, church leaders, and others concerned about the intolerable persecution being perpetrated against Christians and other religious minorities, is set for July 7-9 in Washington DC and is free for attendees. This timely conference is primarily focused on the plight of Christians and the disappearing church in the Middle East. This movement of leaders will meet to discuss the situation on the ground for Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East, as well as possible policies to secure their future in the region.

Reaction to Terrorists Varies by Religion

Bill Donohue comments on the way terrorists are discussed in public life:

Bill to Protect Int’l Religious Freedom Passes House Foreign Affairs Committee

A bill giving the Administration and the State Department new resources and training to help combat the escalation of persecution of Christians and anti-Semitism has been unanimously adopted by the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Churches Across Nation to Stand with the Persecuted on Sunday, April 17

As Christians around the world face unprecedented levels of persecution, Family Research Council is joining an effort to call upon churches across America to stand with the persecuted. Prominent Christian leaders such James Robison, JC Church of Victory in Truth Ministries (Bucyrus, OH), Pastor Scott Craig of Big Horn Christian Ministries (Rapid City, SD), Senior Pastor Denny Stahl of Calvary Chapel Grants Pass, OR, Senior Pastor Robert Hall of Calvary Chapel Rio Rancho, NM, Senior Pastor Chuck Vizthum of Whole Life Christian Fellowship (Sturgis, MI), Pastor Jim Garlow of Skyline Church (La Mesa, CA) and Associate Pastor Kris Mineau of Trinity Evangelical (North Redding, MA) will be participating in Stand with the Persecuted Sunday.

Atheists Want to Tear Down 90-Year-Old Veterans Memorial

In honor of the 49 men of Prince George’s County who died in World War I, the Snyder-Farmer Post of the American Legion of Hyattsville, Maryland, erected a 40-foot-tall cross made of concrete and marble.

Mississippi Lawmakers Approve a Bill to Protect Christian Businesses from Persecution

Despite protests outside the Mississippi State Capitol, legislators inside took the first steps to pass a bill that will protect Christians and their businesses from persecution.

Court Says Sweden Must Consider Risks of Deporting Christian Convert to Iran

The European Court of Human Rights ruled Wednesday on the case of an Iranian who converted from Islam to Christianity and who was denied asylum by Sweden. The Grand Chamber of the court found in F.G. v. Sweden that Swedish authorities will violate the European Convention on Human Rights if they fail to assess the risk that the applicant might encounter as a result of his conversion to Christianity upon returning to Iran.

NRB Applauds Secretary Kerry’s Recognition of ISIS Genocide of Christians

National Religious Broadcasters thanks U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for concluding that the barbarism being perpetrated against Christians in the Middle East by ISIS is, in fact, “genocide.”

Revival Hits Muslims in Syria Amid Deadly Persecution

ISIS targeted more Muslim-populated areas in Syria on Sunday. According to reports, the attacks left at least 140 dead in Damascus and Homs. These attacks were the deadliest of Syria’s five-year war.

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