A Christian woman from India who was hired by a British family to work as a nanny in extremely poor conditions and prohibited from practicing her Christian faith, won £184,000 in unpaid wages in the U.K.'s first-ever caste discrimination case.
Lawyers who defended Permila Tirkey, 39, who hails from Birhar — one of the poorest states in India, claimed that her employers, Ajay and Pooja Chandhok, discriminated against her by denying her basic amenities, such as proper clothing and a place to sleep, while under their employ in the U.K.
Tirkey worked 18-hour days seven days a week and was paid 11p ($16.76) per hour. She slept on a foam mattress and was barred from bringing her Bible into the country. She was also not allowed to go to church or call her family. more >>
A new documentary based on the infamous late-term abortionist Kermit Gosnell who was sentenced to life in prison for killing a patient and born-alive babies is scheduled to debut in November.
Titled "3801 Lancaster: American Tragedy," the filmmakers released a new trailer for the documentary via YouTube earlier this week.
Jennifer Brown, producer of "3801 Lancaster," told The Christian Post that this documentary will be a longer version of a previous a 20-minute film created before Gosnell's trial. more >>
Sandy Phan-Gillis, an American businesswoman from Houston, Texas, has formerly been arrested by the government of China, which has accused her of "activities harmful to Chinese national security," and has held her for the past six months. Her husband has spoken out and said Phan-Gillis is neither a spy nor a thief.
"I know my wife is not a spy, is not a thief," Jeff Gillis told the Guardian.
"She is a hard-working businesswoman who has done a tremendous amount for China-Houston relations, and I'm tremendously disappointed that we haven't had more help in getting her out. She's been left in the control of the Chinese spy agency for over six months now, and I think we ought to bring her home." more >>
Filmmakers who feature faith-based content sometimes face the temptation of playing-up the religious element in order to cater to Christian audiences, and in doing so could end up alienating millions of other viewers, according to actor David Oyelowo.
The "Selma" actor co-starred and worked as a co-producer on the new thriller "Captive," which tells the true story of how crazed murderer Brian Nichols held Atlanta mother and meth addict Ashley Smith hostage overnight, and how God touched them both through the ordeal.
Oyelowo portrays Nichols in the film and also took on the role of co-producer to ensure that the film stayed true to Smith's real-life account while not alienating viewers who might not subscribe to Christianity, which plays an integral role in the story. more >>
An appeals court has ruled against the Department of Health and Human Services' accomodation to the birth control mandate for religious groups, arguing that it does not sufficiently protect religious liberty. The decision could mean that the case will go to the Supreme Court.
In a decision released Thursday, a three judge panel of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that faith-based groups should not be required to sign a waiver for being exempted from providing assorted birth control methods in their insurance coverage.
Plaintiffs in the case included CNS Corporation, CNS international Ministries, Heartland Christian College, and Ozark National Life Insurance Company. more >>
An ABC News/Washington Post poll released on Tuesday has found that the majority of Americans believe that Kentucky clerk Kim Davis should be required by law to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, and said that equality under the law trumps a person's religious beliefs when the two come in conflict.
Davis, who was jailed for six days for being in contempt of federal court after refusing to issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples, will be honored by conservative groups with the Family Research Council's
"Cost of Discipleship Award" for her stance. more >>