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Planned Parenthood wants to silence church that meets monthly outside its facility

Live Action

On July 2, Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and Northern Idaho requested a permanent injunction against The Church at Planned Parenthood, a pro-life Christian worship service that meets regularly outside the abortion facility. “Planned Parenthood is not worried about patient care. We have service once a month, in the evening after their business hours. They seek to silence our message,” said Pastor Ken Peters in an interview with The Christian Post.

Fauci Pushes For Local Vaccine Mandates, Calls Out ‘Red States’ And ‘The South’

The Federalist by Spencer Lindquist

During the interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Fauci told Tapper, “I have been of this opinion, and I remain of that opinion, that I do believe at the local level, Jake, there should be more mandates.” The chief medical advisor to the president also asked, The chief medical advisor to the president also asked, “Why are we having red states and places in the South, that are very highly ideological in one way, not wanting to get vaccinations?”

Don’t Force My Church to Pay for Abortions

Daily Signal by Jay Smith

Directly paying for abortion coverage is as unimaginable to us as putting bullets in a gun we know would be used to end a child’s life. It is antithetical to everything we preach, teach, and believe. That’s why we had to file a lawsuit through our Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys that is now on appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, which will hear arguments July 9.

I Could Lose Everything After Court Battle Over Same-Sex Wedding, Florist Says

Daily Signal by Virginia Allen

“It has cost us so much mentally, physically, spiritually,” Stutzman said. “And then the cost, everything we’ve worked for all these years, the flower shop that I own, our home, our retirement, our life savings, everything is in jeopardy because of the ACLU, [and] attorney fees are going to be so large.” Stutzman and Kristen Waggoner, general counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom, join the “Problematic Women” podcast to explain the details of the court battle and the implications of the high court’s refusal to hear her appeal.

IRS Reverses Decision, Grants Tax-Exempt Status to Christian Nonprofit

Newsmax

"The IRS has granted tax exempt status to Christians Engaged, a nonprofit organization that educates and empowers Christians to pray for our nation and elected officials, vote, and be civically engaged," the conservative legal group First Liberty Institute announced in a statement. The reversal comes after a national backlash against the IRS's initial rejection of Christians Engaged's nonprofit status because, the IRS claimed, "[B]ible teachings are typically affiliated with the [Republican] party and candidates."

High court sends mixed signals on religious liberty

WORLD podcast

The High Court on Friday denied review of the case captioned Arlene’s Flowers v Washington. It’s been pending on the court’s calendar for four years now. It leaves in place a lower court ruling that found she violated a state civil rights law that bars discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

Paying Lip Service to Liberty While Imposing Radical Gender Ideology

Daily Signal by Makenna McCoy and Jared Eckert

A national movement is coalescing around the Promise to America’s Children, which outlines 10 principles for protecting children’s minds, bodies, and relationships with their parents. Included are freedom of speech and freedom of conscience in the classroom, as well as fairness in girls sports.

LA Spa Massages the Meaning of 'Woman'

Daily Signal by Tony Perkins

And yet, what started out as a peaceful protest over the store’s refusal to protect its customers turned ugly when counterprotesters, carrying rainbow flags and transgender signs, decided to get in the faces of concerned men and women. Suddenly, the chants of “save our children” were drowned out by a crazed mob that started setting fire to dumpsters and chasing opponents down the streets.

Review of 'The Cost of My Faith' by Jack Phillips

Townhall by Kevin McVicker

The Cost of My Faith is an important first-person account of the ongoing struggle for religious liberty. It is a testament to courage and the American dream of entrepreneurship and the holding of religious values and why they need not be separate.

Biden Administration Masks Abortion Agenda as ‘Gender Equality’

Town Hall by Neydy Casillas

These funds allocated to promote abortion will be funneled into countries where abortion is illegal, meaning that the U.S. government will be infringing on countries’ national law, bypassing the legitimate authority of the legislative representatives who have been elected by their own people. It is shameful that the U.S. contribution to the world will be eliminating unborn lives and breaching a country’s national sovereignty.

New York Times is very upset the Supreme Court upheld First Amendment rights

Washington Examiner by Becket Adams

The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that a California law requiring charities to disclose the names of their donors is unconstitutional, arguing the legislation infringed on First Amendment rights. According to the paper of record, the ruling is a terrible victory for shadowy right-wing groups.

Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Appeal of Christian Florist in Same-Sex Wedding Case

Daily Signal

“Although the outcome of this case is tragic, the critical work of protecting the First Amendment freedoms of all Americans must continue,” said Kristen Waggoner, general counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom, a religious liberty public interest law firm that represented Stutzman. “No one should be forced to express a message or celebrate an event they disagree with,” Waggoner said.

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USCIRF Condemns School Abductions in Nigeria

USCIRF

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today condemned the attack on a Christian school in Nigeria, where 125 students are reportedly missing after unknown gunmen raided Bethel Baptist High School in Kaduna State. “It is unfathomable that these attacks are still happening in Nigeria with impunity,” said USCIRF Commissioner Tony Perkins. “It has been over four years since USCIRF’s Religious Prisoner of Conscience Leah Sharibu was abducted in a similar attack, and she continues to be held hostage because she will not abandon her faith. The United States must encourage the Nigerian government to do more to rescue these children and prevent future school abductions.”

Death of 84-year-old activist turns spotlight on India's anti-terrorism laws

CNN

Jesuit priest Stan Swamy died age 84 on Monday at the Holy Family Hospital in a Mumbai suburb after suffering cardiac arrest, his doctor told the Bombay High Court later that day. Swamy was living with Parkinson's Disease and had recently contracted Covid-19 in prison. For decades, he fought for the human rights of India's marginalized and indigenous groups, speaking and writing in depth about caste-based injustices.

Amb. Sam Brownback on Religious Freedom Worldwide

BreakPoint Podcast

Freedom is not just a governmental endeavor; it is an image-of-God reality. One that we citizens have a responsibility to defend, retain, to advance, and support. Not only here in America but also around the world. Ambassador Sam Brownback is doing incredible work in this field.

Myanmar rights violations under scrutiny from new task force

Reuters

The new initiative comes as Western countries seek to increase pressure on Myanmar's military rulers over accusations of human rights abuses, with the United Nations saying more than 880 people have been killed by security forces since the coup - a figure the junta says is exaggerated.

Pakistani policeman accused of killing man acquitted of blasphemy

Reuters

Ahmed Nawaz told Reuters that Muhammad Waqas was hacked to death on Friday in the central Pakistani district of Sadiqabad. He said the suspect, a 21-year-old man who joined the force just months ago, told investigators he killed Waqas because "he had committed blasphemy".

Biden Administration Masks Abortion Agenda as ‘Gender Equality’

Town Hall by Neydy Casillas

These funds allocated to promote abortion will be funneled into countries where abortion is illegal, meaning that the U.S. government will be infringing on countries’ national law, bypassing the legitimate authority of the legislative representatives who have been elected by their own people. It is shameful that the U.S. contribution to the world will be eliminating unborn lives and breaching a country’s national sovereignty.

Religious freedom advocates warn that church closures are ‘wrong direction’ for Algeria

Catholic News Agency

“Recent decisions by Algerian courts to sentence Christians accused of blasphemy and proselytizing to multi-year prison sentences and to seal Protestant churches that have been forcibly closed demonstrates the country is headed in the wrong direction,” said Nadine Maenza, chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.

Christians In Iran Facing Heightened Persecution In Wake Of Recent Elections

Christianity Daily

According to International Christian Concern, just 10 days following the recent elections, some Christians in Iran are already facing heightened persecution. One Roman Catholic nun who spent 26 years serving in a leprosy hospital was denied a visa renewal

Russia delivers harshest sentence yet in crackdown on Jehovah's Witnesses

UPI

"We condemn a Russian court's sentencing of Jehovah's Witness Dmitriy Golik to seven years in prison and Aleksey Berchuk to eight years in prison -- a new record length in Russia's crackdown on Jehovah's Witnesses' peaceful religious practice," said State Department spokesman Ned Price in a statement.

Uzbekistan President signs law “On freedom of conscience and religious organizations”

KUN.UZ

Officials say the purpose of the law is to strengthen guarantees of freedom of conscience, reinforce legal mechanisms to ensure the right of everyone to believe in any religion or not to believe in any religion, as well as improve the state’s policy on religious affairs.

Omar blasted for remarks about Jews in Congress: 'This is what a modern day Muslim Supremacist looks like'

FOX News

Rep. Ilhan Omar's latest remarks about Israel and Jewish members of Congress have sparked backlash, as the Minnesota Democrat expressed zero regret for comparing Israel to Hamas and the Taliban.

US, Germany launch initiative to combat rising antisemitism, Holocaust denial

The Times of Israel

The two governments announced the start of a US-Germany Holocaust Dialogue that seeks to reverse the trend that gained traction during the coronavirus pandemic amid a surge in political populism across Europe and the US. The dialogue creates a way to develop educational and messaging tools to teach youth and others about the crimes of Nazis and their collaborators.

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