Chinese Authorities Tear Down Crosses and Close Down Churches in Henan – Christian News Headlines

According to ChinaAid, Henan authorities have continued to tear down crosses across China.

Crosses have been taken down in Zhengzhou, Nanyang, and Yuzhou. ChinaAid reports that Christians sang hymns to encourage each other as a cross was ripped down at Gospel Fellowship Tongxin Church in Anpeng, Nanyang.

So far, in the Jinshui District of Zhengzhou, eight house churches have been shut down, but altogether locals have reported that it is difficult to estimate how many churches have been closed.

Source: Chinese Authorities Tear Down Crosses and Close Down Churches in Henan – Christian News Headlines

Appeals court: Just ignore judge’s anti-Christian insults

“But Judge Ponsor let his personal bias against pro-family values and support for the LGBT agenda infect what should have been a short and straightforward legal opinion, polluting his order with a prolonged tirade against Lively, badly distorting Lively’s Christian views and activism, and insulting him with such unbecoming epithets as ‘crackpot bigot[],’ ‘pathetic,’ ‘ludicrous,’ ‘abhorrent’ and numerous others. Even more egregiously, and even though he admittedly lacked jurisdiction to rule on SMUG’s claims, Judge Ponsor purported to conclude, without even a pretense of legal or factual analysis, that Lively’s Christian beliefs and pro-family activism violated ‘international law’ and that Lively’s peaceful speaking on homosexuality in Uganda somehow ‘aided and abetted’ international crimes supposedly committed by people Lively has never even spoken to or met.”

Source: Appeals court: Just ignore judge’s anti-Christian insults

Billboards Removed After Image of Pastor Holding a Bible Was Called ‘Offensive’ – Christian News Headlines

Pastor Greg Laurie of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California was forced to remove his billboard ads at local malls, all because he was shown holding a Bible!

Source: Billboards Removed After Image of Pastor Holding a Bible Was Called ‘Offensive’ – Christian News Headlines

College boots Christians for asking leaders to be Christian

A university has decided to ban student religious groups from requiring their leaders to hold their religious beliefs – and like another case just weeks ago – it also is ending up in court.
Officials with Becket have confirmed a lawsuit is being prepared against the University of Iowa over its decision the banish Intervarsity Christian Fellowship from its campus – because the group requires its leaders to be Christian.

The school also kicked off a number of other groups, including the Chinese Student Christian Fellowship, the Latter-day Saint Student Association and the Sikh Awareness Club.

But Becket said it is filing a lawsuit, already prepared, against the school, President Bruce Harreld, Student Life Vice President Melissa Shivers and other officials including William Nelson, Andrew Kutcher and Thomas Baker.

Source: College boots Christians for asking leaders to be Christian

Radical Hindu Mob Beats 150 Christians During Prayers; 20 Seriously Injured, Limbs Broken

A radical Hindu mob of some 35 people attacked a group of 150 Christians last week that had gathered together for prayer in the Pratapgarh District of India’s Uttar Pradesh State, seriously injuring 20 of them.

Source: Radical Hindu Mob Beats 150 Christians During Prayers; 20 Seriously Injured, Limbs Broken