A 71-year-old Christian pastor and grandfather was arrested in London on the charge of making “homophobic comments” for preaching on what the Bible says about marriage. John Sherwood, pastor of 35 years at an independent evangelical church in north London, was arrested after police officers were told he was “making homophobic comments outside Uxbridge Station in west London.” He was preaching outside the Uxbridge Tube station. Sherwood said he was bruised by officers who pulled him down from the “mini-stepladder” he was standing on and “cuffed his hands behind his back.” The arrest was made for Sherwood’s “allegedly homophobic comments”
The Chinese Communist Party shut down and seized property belonging to a church in China’s Chongqing municipality. The confiscation of all of Mt. Olive Church’s property, even including chairs and books, was carried out by over 30 Chinese Communist Party officials from the local police, state security, and local district administration. “The Texas-based non-governmental organization China Aid reported the same group of officials, led by the Yuzhong District Ethnic and Religious Affairs Bureau, raided the church during its worship service last Sunday. The authorities sent the members home and sealed the church without showing any papers to prove official authorization,”
The left’s crusade against Christianity has hit a new low: a mural invoking God and faith in a high school locker room has been covered in response to pressure from atheist, Freedom From Religion Foundation Foundation (FFRF) activists. The mural at Letcher Central High School featured Jeremiah 20:11 – “But the Lord is with me like a mighty warrior” – and was positioned above athletes’ lockers. After a letter from the notoriously left-wing, atheist activist group FFRF describing the display as “unconstitutional”, claiming it violates the “basic constitutional prohibition by creating the appearance that the District prefers religion over
Establishment media outlets purposely omitted Jeopardy host Alex Trebek referencing his Christian faith as a prime motivator in his battle against stage four pancreatic cancer. In a nearly two minute video providing Jeopardy fans with an update on his health on the one year anniversary of his diagnosis, Trebek describes what motivated him to persevere against “sudden massive attacks of great depression that made me wonder if it was really worth fighting on.” A one-year update from Alex: pic.twitter.com/W9101suZeZ — Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) March 4, 2020 He points to a variety of factors: “I brushed that aside quickly, because that would
On Wednesday, October 2, former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the murder of Botham Jean. During the victim impact portion of the sentencing hearing, Jean’s younger brother, Brandt Jean, gave an incredibly compelling and compassionate statement in which he forgave Guyger and encouraged her to turn her life over to Christ. Before Guyger left the courtroom, Judge Tammy Kemp went into chambers and returned with her Bible, which she gave to Guyger to take with her to prison. There is no way to paraphrase the raw emotion of either of these actions
Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is many things. The Democratic primary candidate is fluent in Norwegian and a former Rhodes Scholar. He’s also embroiled in a racially tinged controversy involving the South Bend police department. However, there is one thing Buttigieg certainly isn’t: a theologian. Time and time again, the 2020 candidate has attempted to claim Christianity for the Left, with puff-pieces in left-leaning Christian periodicals, like the Jesuit journal America, praising his name. Yet Buttigieg has continually left the impression that he is poorly informed about doctrine at best (or perhaps even operating in bad faith).
The evangelical world has been jolted over the last month by a handful of prominent Christian leaders who have renounced the faith and condemned what they previously stood for. Now a well-known rocker is calling for Christians to resist relativism and embrace “truth over feeling.” It started with Joshua Harris, a former megachurch pastor best known for authoring the 1997 bestseller I Kissed Dating Goodbye. The book had encouraged teenagers and young adults to forgo casual dating in favor of courtship, a “more intentional approach to dating focused on marriage and commitment,” as Joy Pullmann of The Federalist describes it. Last year, Harris
As this nation continues to contend with major social and political discord and violence, perhaps the education world is turning to the roots of faith present before and since America’s founding. For the first time, the 51st annual Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) poll on public education issues included questions on teaching Bible classes in public schools. Given that PDK is a secular organization, the results were surprising: Specifically, among all adults, 58% say schools should offer Bible studies as an elective, and 6% say Bible studies should be required, totaling 64% who favor Bible classes in one of these formats.