A number of women and young girls who were rescued from the clutches of radical Islamic jihadist groups in Nigeria were also victimized and raped by the government officials entrusted to protect them, according to Human Rights Watch.
Georgia Drops Demands for Pastor to Hand Over Bible and Sermons, Now Wants Minister Credentials, Salary
After nearly 40,000 people signed a petition to Georgia Governor Nathan Deal protesting against demands that a Seventh-day Adventist lay minister hand over his Bible and sermons, state officials have backed off to an extent, but are still making intrusive requests toward the pastor, according to the Family Research Council which started the petition.
Benham Brothers Warn Against Jen Hatmaker, 'False Spiritual Leaders' Who Exclude Homosexuality as a Sin
The Benham Brothers are warning believers to beware of spiritual leaders like author Jen Hatmaker, who has said she believes gay marriage is compatible with Bible.
After more than two years of intense suffering and persecution at the hands of the Islamic State terror group in Iraq, Christians are celebrating mass inside a charred church near Mosul, marking further success in the military campaign to drive out the extremists.
Pastor Robert Jeffress Says Those Who Refuse to Vote in Presidential Election Looking to Feel 'Holier Than Others'
Pastor Robert Jeffress of the 11,000-member First Baptist Church in Dallas has said that Christians do not have the option of refusing to vote in the upcoming elections on November 8, and compared voting for Republican nominee Donald Trump to voting for other "imperfect" nominees in the past.
The Islamic State is using draconian methods to dissuade families from returning to their homes in liberated areas around Mosul by planting explosive devices in teddy bears and toys that would be detonated if picked up by children, killing unsuspecting families.
Archaeologists conducting research at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City have said that for the first time ever they have uncovered the original limestone bed where Jesus Christ is believed to have been buried before his Resurrection.
Global Church Too Self-Centered, Needs to Reach Out to Persecuted Brothers and Sisters, Says Open Doors Pres.
Persecution watchdog group Open Doors is preparing for International Day of Prayer on Sunday, examining the struggles of Christians in the world's most dangerous areas, and has warned that the global Church is still too self-centered and needs to reach out to help its brothers and sisters.
NC Political Ad Warns of Sex Offenders Abusing Young Girls in Bathrooms to Blast Democrat Gubernatorial Candidate
The North Carolina Values Coalition has created a 30-second ad ahead of the state's gubernatorial election showing the potential harms of allowing men in women's bathrooms where young girls could be victimized by sexual predators.
A BBC television series aimed at children as young as 6 years old is being slammed as "completely inappropriate" by parents because it shows young children preparing to undergo a sex-change later in life by delaying puberty.
Christians in North Korea 'Not Praying for Freedom,' but for Westerners Who 'Put Their Faith in Money'
An organization seeking to support persecuted Christians in North Korea who live under the world's most oppressive regime has said that believers there are surprisingly not praying for their own freedom, but rather for their Western brothers and sisters who are tempted by money and material wealth.
Atheists Start Petition Against SPLC Branding Atheist Critics of Radical Islam 'Anti-Muslim Extremists'
Atheists have started a petition against the Southern Poverty Law Center's recent decision to brand atheist authors critical of radical Islam as "anti-Muslim extremists," with author Sam Harris calling the organization's decision "dangerous and disgraceful."
A global petition in support of Christian mother of five Asia Bibi has reached over 540,000 signatures, according to the American Center for Law and Justice. The group is urging Christians to continue to show their support for the Pakistani woman whose only crime was her faith in Jesus Christ.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who is known for using vulgar language and making controversial remarks, such as calling President Obama a "son of a whore," claims he heard God's voice telling him to stop swearing or else his "plane will crash in midair."
Evangelical preacher the Rev. Franklin Graham has said that he agrees with Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' recent comments that Washington D.C. is "broken" in some ways, with America's institutions in great danger.
A priest within the Church of England has been defrocked after his estranged wife exposed his double-life of participating in orgy parties and hiring prostitutes.
Sam Harris and several other prominent members of the atheist community have condemned the Southern Poverty Law Center's recent decision to brand atheist authors critical of radical Islam as "anti-Muslim Extremists."
Christian-Run Nursing Home in Switzerland Forced to Allow Assisted Suicide or Lose Charitable Status
A Christian nursing home run by the Salvation Army in Switzerland has been told that it must either allow assisted suicide despite its religious beliefs, or lose its charitable status.
Top Hollywood actor Tom Cruise has made a rare public statement on his religious beliefs, noting that he is very proud to have been a Scientologist for over three decades now.
Scientists have reportedly uncovered for the first time since 1555 an ancient slab inside a chamber in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, which is believed to have once held Jesus' body.
Former governor of Alaska and Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is asking Americans to pray for a U.S. Secret Service agent who's battling cancer, which Palin called an "unfair, evil disease."
An online petition started by the Family Research Council condemns Georgia officials for demanding that a Seventh-day Adventist lay minister hand over his sermons to the state government, calling it an attempt to silence people of faith.
Ken Ham Celebrates 400K Visitors to Ark Encounter, Says He's on Mission With Ray Comfort to Reach Unbelievers
Ark Encounter President Ken Ham has revealed that the life-sized Noah's Ark is on track to reach 1.4 million visitors, and said that the theme park and evangelist Ray Comfort's recently premiered "The Atheist Delusion" film share a common mission.
Harvest Christian Fellowship Senior Pastor Greg Laurie has advised a Christian woman married to a non-believer that she shouldn't be trying to convert her husband through all-day sermons, but should show him what a real Christian life is like through love.
The Islamic State terror group has burned alive nine of its fighters by throwing them in trenches containing burning oil as punishment for fleeing the ongoing battle over the Iraqi city of Mosul.