Tag: Religious Freedom

Major power orders Christians: Renounce God or we’ll cut off food and housing

China’s communist government is warning elderly Christians that they will lose basic benefits if they don’t stop praticing their faith. Bitter Winter, the online magazine about religious liberty and human rights in China, reports the Communist Party is threatening “to take away the last means of survival from elderly believers,” the government benefits of “housing, food, […]

‘Heavier tools’ in store for religious freedom

OneNewsNow has continuously reported on the rampant persecution against people of faith in countries like North Korea, Pakistan, and China. America has been able to do very little about this in the past, but now, President Trump has issued an executive order on advancing international religious freedom — an order that has some teeth. Matias Perttula of International Christian […]

Federal Court Overturns Kentucky Ban on In-Person Church Services: ‘The Constitution Will Endure’

A federal judge in Kentuck has overturned Governor Andy Beshear’s ban on mass gatherings as it relates to in-person church services. The ruling clears the way for churchgoers to attend services on Sunday. U.S. District Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove issued a temporary restraining order against the governor’s rule after two other federal judges upheld […]

Trump Admin. Will ‘Protect’ Churches’ Religious Freedom During Pandemic, Pence Says

Vice President Mike Pence says he supports a Virginia church in its legal battle against the governor for restrictions against houses of worship. Lighthouse Fellowship Church of Chincoteague sued the state in federal court after its pastor was issued a criminal citation for holding a 16-person church service on Palm Sunday inside a 225-seat sanctuary, Christian Headlines previously […]

Amid COVID-19, Deep State Moves in for the Kill Against Churches

With churches across much of America being shutdown by government decree as “non-essential,” they are facing enormous and potentially existential threats. On one hand, churches are being terrorized by state and local governments, with pastors and congregations literally being fined or even arrested for simply attending a service. Then, when the churches try to stream […]

Policies over religion have several Pa. schools threatened with lawsuit

Several local school districts are being asked to rewrite policies in their handbooks that a nonprofit law center says prohibit students from discussing religion, Channel 11’s news exchange partners at TribLIVE reported. Fifty-five school districts in Pennsylvania were sent letters claiming their policies violate the constitutional right of students to freely express their religious beliefs, […]

Evangelicals should thank Trump for protecting their religious liberty

Evangelicals who minimize the importance of President Trump’s judicial appointments betray a naivete about the perils to religious liberty in the United States, perils that have been growing over the past decade. Many people, outside of the relatively small group of constitutional law professors and Supreme Court and appeals courts practitioners, may not grasp the […]

Donald Trump plans to make foreign aid conditional on religious freedom

White House officials are reportedly drafting plans to make US foreign aid conditional on how countries treat their religious minorities, in an effort that is seen as a sop to Christian evangelicals in Donald Trump’s base. The move, which threatens to impose further constraints on a US foreign aid policy already heavily restricted under the […]