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14 posts.

21 August

A year and a half - comments on Covid-19

Its been an unusual year and a half to say the least. I want to share my thoughts and comments here over the next little while about COVID and provide additional insights into what has been happening in this pandemic.

02 August

Chinese Pastors Ordered to Preach on President's Speech

President Xi Jinping continues his attempts to hijack the faith of Chinese Christians and pastors

06 July

Christian organisations in Europe blacklisted as anti-gender religious extremists by MPs

Bizarre rhetoric around prolife issues expose the paranoid misrepresentations of EU prochoice MPs. I guess the notion is if you call someone something that means they must be that very thing. Extremely dangerous when those who do it are in power.

06 July

Controversial “anti-rights black list” in Argentina includes pastors, churches and evangelicals

Incredibly dangerous moves by Planned Parenthood to try to isolate and violate the rights of many groups in Argentina.

27 June

Flattered to Be on China’s Sanctions List

Criticism of the Chinese government typically attracts a quick reaction. Two Commissioners of the USCIRF respond to being placed on the Chinese Communist Party’s sanctions list.

27 June

China shuts down Bible App and Christian WeChat

The Chinese government continues harassment of Christians by further interfering with their ability to access Christian material and websites, even as state sponsored churches crank up their indoctrination using President Xi’ promotional propaganda

03 May

Christian MP in Finland Supporting Biblical Marriage and Sexualtiy Charged with Hate Crimes

This isn’t hate speech, its opinion….. and it cant be criminalized in a society that allow free speech. This is intimidation at its finest. This should be covered by mainstream media but will not be.

30 April

Canadian Court Empowers Police to ‘Do Anything Necessary’ to Disrupt Church, Find Pastor

Calgary Police and Alberta Health Services apply for and receive a secret warrant - “to use such reasonable force as they deem appropriate to gain access” to the building of the church led by Pastor Artur Pawlowski.

29 April

Washington Post slammed for tweeting 'very Catholic' Biden colliding with 'right-wing' bishops

I'm not aware that anyone has ever referred to Biden as ‘very Catholic’before. But if he is, as the Washington Post asserts, then anyone opposing him must be very ‘something else’, as in only ‘a rising groups of right wing’ bishops.

28 April

Christian pastor arrested for making 'homophobic statements' after preaching from the Bible

Elderly Christian pastor in London, England says he was treated 'shamefully' after being arrested for making 'homophobic statements' after preaching from the Bible.

13 April

Flagship Protestant colleges stripped of right to offer higher education in Russia

Russia is not letting up on its suppression of faith minority communities – at least three mainline Protestant seminaries have lost their accreditation in the last few months.

24 January

Violating Rights: Enforcing the World’s Blasphemy Laws

For more information on blasphemy laws around the world, please see USCIRF's recent comprehensive report.

The watchdog says it has had to suspend its campaign and research work in India (file photo - Getty Images)
29 September

Amnesty International to halt India operations

Big news out of India – continuing pressure from Modi government forces the closure of Amnesty International operations in India.

19 June

Hopes Wilt for Teaching Christianity in Schools in Sudan

Hopes that the transitional government in Sudan would bring back Christianity as a school subject alongside Islam wilted when officials omitted it from an academic schedule released last week.