Evidence has again emerged indicting that if Western mainstream media actually reported more on the sufferings of Christians throughout the Islamic world, their lot would likely improve.
Meriam Ibrahim, a woman who is imprisoned in Sudan and sentenced to death on the charge that she apostatized from Islam and converted to Christianity-and who recently gave birth to a baby girl in prison-was reportedly going to "be freed in a few days," according to a BBC report:
Abdullahi Alzareg, an under-secretary at the foreign ministry, said Sudan guaranteed religious freedom and was committed to protecting the woman. Khartoum has been facing international condemnation over the death sentence. more >>
A U.S. District Court has ruled in favor of an evangelical student, who was barred from preaching on campus without prior approval, ruling that outdoor areas of a Virginia Community College System comprising 23 college campuses are "venues for free expression."
The VCCS has consented to the court order that prohibits it from enforcing unconstitutional speech policies and zones, said Alliance Defending Freedom, whose attorneys represented the student, Christian Parks, of Thomas Nelson Community College.
The policy changes affect all 23 of the system's schools, the ADF said in a statement Friday. more >>
A Christian student has won a free speech lawsuit against his community college in Virginia after campus police forced him to stop open-air preaching in the school's courtyard last fall.
This week, a federal judge sided with Christian Parks, a student at the Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton who sued the Virginia Community College System earlier this year after he was twice silenced by campus police for open-air preaching in the campus's courtyard area last fall.
In the lawsuit filed in March, Parks argued that the campus police required him to stop his speech because it "might offend someone." The student alleged that his constitutional rights to religious freedom and free speech were violated when campus police suppressed his open-air preaching on two occasions. more >>
A family owned bakery has been ordered to make wedding cakes for gay couples and guarantee that its staff be given comprehensive training on Colorado's anti-discrimination laws after the state's Civil Rights Commission determined the Christian baker violated the law by refusing to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.
Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, in Lakewood, Colorado was directed to change his store policies immediately and force his staff to attend the training sessions. For the next two years, Phillips will also be required to submit quarterly reports to the commission to confirm that he has not turned away customers based on their sexual orientation.
Think of it as reverse conversion therapy (or straight man's rehab) so that the state can mandate diversity through conformity. more >>
Marie Antoinette may never have said "Let them eat cake," but, in Colorado the seven-member Civil Rights Commission recently declared their intention to make them bake cake, ordering a Christian baker to design and prepare wedding cakes for same-sex couples – or else suffer the consequences.
Two years ago, Jack Phillips, who owns Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Denver, politely declined to make a wedding cake signifying a union between two men. Phillips said he would sell them any baked good in his shop, and would appreciate the business, but he could not craft a cake promoting a same-sex wedding due to his faith and beliefs about marriage.
The couple was not pleased, unwilling to accept anything other than a cake demonstrating full, unequivocal support for same-sex marriages. Enlisting the aid of the ACLU, they brought charges, and an administrative judge ruled that Phillips violated civil rights law by discriminating against the couple. more >>
Nicolle Martin, lawyer for Jack Phillips, a Christian Baker and owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado, has called a ruling by the state's Civil Rights Commission last Friday telling her client he cannot refuse to bake cakes for gay weddings "offensive and un-American."
An earlier report explained that the ruling, the culmination of a two year legal row, says Phillips, is prevented from refusing to make wedding cakes for gays due to Colorado's Anti-Discrimination Act, despite his deeply held Christian beliefs on homosexuality.
Phillips refused to make a wedding cake for two gay men, David Mullins and Charlie Craig, due to his faith in 2012, but the seven-member Civil Rights Commission concluded on Friday that it was unacceptable. more >>