Pastor Thai Nguyen, a Vietnamese refugee who fled to Canada for safety, said it may now be safer for Christians in Vietnam.
Rather than reaffirm the legitimacy of their arguments, I’m more convinced than ever that “love is love”, was, and still is a lie. Their goal was domination, not “equality.”
During the presentation, white, Christian, male students were brought before their peers and told they were responsible for being “oppressors” by virtue of their inherited privilege.
While many in the privileged Western world are busy competing for oppression points from cartoons, hairstyles, and children’s books, this is a timely reminder of what real oppression looks like.
“There have also been unconfirmed reports posted to social media, noting that the same police-state crackdown isn’t being applied to Mosques…”
Police vehicles and unmarked SUVs blocked the entrance to the church around 8am on Wednesday as authorities erected chained fencing around the building’s perimeter.
“The police brutally exceeded their powers by issuing their warrant for no good reason, as all government requirements were met,” the church said in a statement.
Canadian Pastors Urge Fellow-Ministers to “Stand Up, Defend” and “Open Your Church” In Powerful Video
“The men who are being persecuted and the churches that are being persecuted are asserting the supremacy of Jesus Christ over the church in a way that offends the government that wants to be supreme over the church.”
Pastor Coates has been imprisoned in the Edmonton Remand Centre since February 16, after he refused to sign a bail condition, which his lawyers described as effectively promising “to stop exercising his Charter freedoms of conscience, religion, expression, association, and peaceful assembly.”
“Understandably, some Muslim groups – and others – see this term as damaging and misrepresentative of Islam, and consider that it stigmatises them by encouraging stereotypes and stoking division,” ASIO’s director-general of security said.
Church Fined $83k For Holding In-Person Worship Service: “People Are Lonely, Afraid, Facing Financial Ruin”
“They were at the end of their rope and hurting, but thought that maybe there was something worth believing when they heard we’d be having services.”
Alberta Premier, Jason Kenney, is facing increased backlash after a pastor was jailed for conducting worship services in defiance of state-enforced restrictions which deemed church a non-essential practice.
“I read to my children the work the Lord is doing in people through James so they can see the sacrifice of their father is not in vain.”
A pastor in China has been sentenced to nine years in prison after being accused of ‘inciting subversion of state power’ and ‘illegally operating a business.’ Pastor Wang Yi was arrested in December 2018 along with dozens of churchgoers and leaders of the Early Rain Covenant Church, one of China’s largest unregistered protestant “house” churches. China’s constitution guarantees religious freedom, but since President Xi Jinping took office six years ago, the government has tightened restrictions on religions seen as a challenge to the authority of the ruling Communist Party, Reuter’s reports. According to a statement from the church, which was…
At least 10 Christian hostages in Nigeria were murdered by Islamic State terrorists on Christmas Day. The slaughter was reportedly carried out by the Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP), who claimed the killings were to avenge the deaths of their leaders Abu bakr al-Baghdadi and Abul-Hasan Al-Muhajir in Iraq and Syria. Video released on Wednesday shows 13 hostages in total, 10 are believed to be Christian and three, Muslim. It was reported that one of the hostages was shot in the head while the rest were beheaded. In an earlier video, the hostages pleaded with the Christian Association of…
More than 1,000 Christians in Nigeria have been slaughtered by Islamic militants since January, a report by the Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART) revealed. The report, Your Land or Your Blood, was presented at the International Organisation for Peace and Social Justice crisis conference in London last month and found more than 6,000 believers have been murdered in the region in the last four years. According to the Church Times, “Since January, there have been five serious attacks in Kaduna State, in the center of the country, resulting in an estimated 500 deaths. There were at least another five attacks…
Islamic militants have shot dead 14 Christians during a Sunday morning church service in Komondjari Province, south-east Burkina Faso. According to the Barnabas Fund, the December 1 attack left 14 members of the Ouba family dead, including five boys, 16-years and younger. The pastor of the church, Tchitchiéba Ouoba, was also killed. It was reported that the jihadist attackers slaughtered all but one male member of the congregation, while several women, and possibly young children, were said to have been left wounded. The Barnabas Fund said the leader of the church’s denomination, Tambougou Adjima, cried uncontrollably for ten minutes while…
Islamic militants hunt down and kill Christians: “This is the way we will treat all Christians of the country…”
Islamic militants in West Africa have executed at least four people after searching their belongings for evidence of their Christian faith. A Barnabas Fund contact revealed the massacre took place in Bani, Burkina Faso, the seventh in a spate of Islamic attacks targetting Christians in the region. According to the source, the gunmen laid everyone down and “looked for signs of Christianity in their baggage.” Those who did not profess Christianity were then released, while the Christians who remained were “slaughtered.” “They declared that this is the way they will treat all Christians of the country… unless they become Muslims,”…