California Church Refuses to Close Despite Facing $50,000 in Fines

The pastor of a megachurch in California, said this week his church will continue holding in-person services amid the coronavirus pandemic despite facing tens of thousands of dollars in fines.

Pastor Files Declaration Against Los Angeles for Repeated Church Closure Attacks

The battle between Los Angeles County officials and California megachurch Pastor John MacArthur is continuing.

Lawmaker Calls for Investigation Into Attacks Against Churches

A Tennessee politician is calling on the Department of Justice to launch an investigation on the “disturbing trend” of attacks against churches across the country.

Five Christians Killed for Their Faith in India

A young woman in the Khunti district of Jharkhand has become the fifth victim in a string of Christians killed in India because of their faith.

Photographer Sues to Stop Virginia from Fining Him for Sharing His Marriage Beliefs

A photographer based in Norfolk, Virginia, filed a lawsuit against the commonwealth earlier this week, arguing a new law could threaten the future of his business.

Bakker Attorneys Seek to Dismiss Lawsuit, Cite Religious Freedom

Lawyers for TV pastor Jim Bakker filed court papers Monday stating Bakker’s religious freedoms have been violated and urging a judge to dismiss a lawsuit against the well-known minister and his ministry.

FRC Report: Coronavirus Reveals World’s Worst Religious Freedom Violators

Family Research Council religious freedom experts reacted to today’s release of the 2020 Annual Report from the U.S. Commission for International Religious Freedom, which documents the worst religious freedom violators worldwide and makes recommendations to the administration regarding what should be done about them.

Activist Refuses to Give Up Quest to Destroy Christian Baker

Christian baker Jack Phillips endured years of legal battles and finally won his First Amendment case against the Colorado Civil Rights Commission in the US Supreme Court back in 2018. One would have thought after all that his legal troubles were over.

Graham Issues Bold Response to Critics of Samaritan’s Purse in NYC

On April 1, Samaritan’s Purse — the humanitarian arm of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association — descended on New York City to set up an emergency field hospital, where they have served at least 130 patients stricken with COVID-19. Despite the organization’s good work in Central Park, a handful of loud critics have bemoaned the group’s Christian principles, with one New York-based commentator penning an article about the outfit’s “history of bigotry.”

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