A Christian organization at the University of Iowa that was disbanded for not granting a gay member a leadership position has been reinstated after a judge ruled against the school’s “selective enforcement” of its nondiscrimination policy.
What was the issue?
Business Leaders in Christ refused to give a leadership position to an openly gay student who refused to sign the group’s Statement of Faith.
The statement reads: “Members should conduct their careers without the greed, racism, sexual immorality and selfishness that too often arise in business, political and cultural institutions.”
The university shut the organization down, saying that membership and participation in campus organizations cannot be limited based on sexual orientation, among other things.
Source: A Christian group accused of discriminating against a gay member just won a big victory in court – TheBlaze
The Catholic news outlet UCA News estimates that 2,000 Christians organized to protest the treatment of Periyaswamy’s death on Monday, blocking a major local road and “demanding the arrest of four people they suspect were behind the death of a Christian pastor who was found hanging inside his home.” The suspects, the report claims, are “high-caste Hindus.”
The protesters are also reportedly seeking for the government to place a private, independent doctor on their autopsy team to determine the cause of death, arguing that government officials have a stake in the death being ruled a suicide.
Source: India: Thousands of Christians Protest Torture, Hanging of Pastor Ruled a ‘Suicide’
TRUTH BOMBS: This is the Quote that that hurts so much:Ms “Humphrey, an LGBT women’s officer at Christ’s College”. AT CHRIST’S COLLEGE!!!!! Does she not see how she is a walking contradiction?
ARTICLE: It seemed like a fitting way to end the semester and celebrate the coming summer holidays.
But now organisers of the ‘Solstice’ festival at Trinity Hall, Cambridge find themselves accused of “bastardising” the beliefs of a sect of modern day druids, who claim the soirée amounts to sacrilege.
According to student Georgia Humphrey, a practising Wiccan, the decision to host this year’s May Ball on the eve of the solstice is “offensive” and “gross” because it coincides with a pagan festival.
Source: Cambridge May Ball accused by pagan student of belittling her religion
TRUTH BOMBS: This is the consequences when people do not view Christianity as a complete life system, but a social system. The world will always have a greater influence until you completely become submissive to Christ and His Law.
ARTICLE: A Minnesota preacher in a failing marriage, who failed in his attempt to hire a hit man using bitcoin on the dark web, also failed to convincingly stage his wife’s murder as a suicide — a final misstep that ultimately led to his arrest, officials said.
Source: Preacher who cheated using Ashley Madison, tried hiring hit man on dark web in bid to murder wife, cops say | Fox News
Christian women could be considered the most vulnerable people in the world right now.
Earlier this month Open Doors USA released its World Watch List for 2018 identifying the top 50 countries where Christian persecution is most severe.
This year, in addition to the persecution trends that extend across the board there is increasingly troubling data that applies only to women.
“During the reporting period, for instance, Open Doors documented 2,260 women who were raped or otherwise sexually harassed, or forced into marriage to a Muslim under threat of death,” wrote Open Doors USA president and CEO, David Curry in an op-ed piece for Fox News.
Source: ‘Double Persecuted’: Christian Women Raped, Forced to Marry Muslim Men in 50 Countries | CBN News