Where are Christians suffering the most for their faith? Nigeria and China would be very good answers. In both countries, suffering for the sake of Christ is very real, although the suffering takes on different forms in each nation.
China, the largest country in the world in terms of population, is still dominated by a communist government that, since coming to power, has killed an estimated 60 million people (this estimate is likely on the low end). Numbers of this magnitude are almost impossible for us to grasp.
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Tagged Aaron and Melissa Klein, Barronelle Stutzman, Boko Haram, Breanna Koski, Early Rain Covenant Church, Fulani, Jack Phillips, Jim and Beth Walder, Joanna Duka, Qin Defu, Wang Yi, Wu Wuqing
A few weeks ago, I shared the findings of an extensive national survey from the Barna Group. The poll was on religious freedom, religious monuments and displays.
They have passed along the internals of another large national poll looking at attitudes toward sexual orientation, gender identity and religious freedom.
The U.S. Supreme Court handed religious liberty advocates a victory Monday when it vacated a lower court’s opinion that had ordered a Christian baker to design a cake for a same-sex wedding.
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Tagged Aaron and Melissa Klein, ADF, Anthony Kennedy, First Liberty Institute, Jack Phillips, Kelly Shackelford, Masterpiece, Oregon, Religious Liberty, SCOTUS
Based on a quick survey of news articles and blogs on Mississippi’s law, HB 1523, you could conclude that gay, lesbian, transgender, and people who have sex outside of marriage, are about to be in great danger. That is because the news articles and blogs are filled with hyperbole about...
The Family Research Council has compiled a reporting listing 12 cases this past decade in America where Christian business owners have been punished or threatened with punishment for holding traditional beliefs about marriage in order to comply with anti-discrimination laws regarding gay people.
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Tagged Aaron and Melissa Klein, Arlene’s Flowers, Barronelle Stutzman, Brush & Nib Studio, Carl and Angel Larsen, Elaine and Jonathan Huguenin, Elane Photography, Family Research Council, Gortz Haus Gallery, Jim Walder, Liberty Ridge Farm, Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association, Sweet Cakes by Melissa, Telescope Media Group, The Hitching Post Wedding Chapel, TimberCreek Bed & Breakfast, Wildflower Inn
Just as First Liberty Institute announces representation of Aaron and Melissa Klein, a family-owned bakery in Texas faces similar hostility for their faith...
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Tagged Aaron and Melissa Klein, Anthony Kennedy, Boyden Gray, David and Edie Delorme, First Liberty, George H. W. Bush, Ken Klukowski, Kern’s Bake Shop, LGBTyranny, Mike Berry, Obergefell, Sweet Cakes by Melissa, The Kelly File
The Family Research Council released a new WPA Opinion Research poll showing that 61 percent of Americans agree that “states and citizens should remain free to uphold marriage as the union of a man and a woman and the U.S. Supreme Court should not force all 50 states to redefine marriage.” The survey also found that 53 percent of Americans agree that marriage should be defined only as a union between one man and one woman.
An overwhelming majority (81 percent) of Americans agree that government should “leave people free to follow their beliefs about marriage as they …