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The First Amendment was written not to keep the church out of the government, but rather to keep the government out of the church. To that end, we fight for the freedom to speak the Truth without consequence, live by our Christian beliefs without persecution, and raise our families without government intrusion.

Nevada forced to pay church $175,000 for discriminating with its COVID restrictions

    Weeks after California settled with Harvest Rock Church, the state of Nevada was forced to pay out $175,000 for discriminating against Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley in its COVID restrictions.   Quick Facts   Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak, D, passed an order during the pandemic, originally banning all indoor worship services. A second order...

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Medical bribery? Cities and states offer incentives, including cash, for people to get their COVID vaccines

    As states and cities struggle to get residents to take their COVID vaccination, governments are getting creative, offering incentives ranging from free beer to millions of dollars.   Quick Facts   Approximately 60 percent of U.S. adults are fully vaccinated. Nearly 25 percent of Americans do not plan to ever receive the vaccine....

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Alliance Defending Freedom CEO: COVID restrictions amount to ‘dictatorial power, tyranny’

  COVID restrictions across the United States reflect dictatorship and tyranny, as characterized by Mike Farris, president and CEO of Alliance Defending Freedom.   “Local and state governments — governors in particular — really have gotten use to what amounts to dictatorial power. Because the legislatures didn’t pass the laws doing this, [governors] are enacting their...

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Christian doctor in India criminally charged for telling her sick patients that “Jesus heals”

    India is growing more hostile towards Christianity with practices such as “anti-conversion” laws, under which a doctor is now being criminally charged for encouraging her COVID patients with the phrase “Jesus heals.”   Quick Facts   Sandhya Tiwari, who worked with COVID patients, has been suspended and is facing criminal charges after telling...

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Finland arrests politician for quoting from the Bible, foreshadowing what could happen in America if the Equality Act passes

    Päivi Räsänen, a member of Finland’s Parliament and a former Finnish minister of the interior, is facing three charges of hate speech for stating her views on homosexuality, which she explained in part by quoting from the book of Romans.   Quick Facts   Räsänen faces charges stemming from a 2004 pamphlet stating...

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‘Through the lens of Scripture’: Family Research Council launches a new Center for Biblical Worldview

    Family Research Council (FRC) today announced the launch of its new Center for Biblical Worldview, which will offer a multi-pronged approach to help Christians fully develop and live by a biblical worldview so they can advance and defend the faith in the home, in the workplace, in the schools, in their communities, and...

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Court: Christian college must abide by Biden administration’s transgender housing order

    Biological males living in dorms with biological women at a Christian college seems unfathomable, but after a College of the Ozarks’ request an injunction from the Biden administration’s new transgender order was denied by a federal judge, it could soon become reality.   Quick Facts   College of the Ozarks, also known as...

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California settles with Harvest Rock Church, conceding that it can never again treat the Church as non-essential

    Gov. Gavin Newsom and the state of California have agreed to pay Harvest Rock Church $1.35 million to cover the church’s legal fees as part of a settlement that bars the state from discriminating against churches during future emergencies.   Quick Facts   A legal dispute began in July 2020 when Harvest Rock...

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Canada arrests a third pastor, while the persecuted GraceLife Church continues to meet secretly

    The struggle between the Canadian government and Christian churches continues as yet another pastor was arrested in Alberta on Sunday.   Quick Facts   Pastor Tim Stephens of Fairview Baptist Church in Calgary, Alberta, was arrested after church services for violating public health orders. Stephens, the third Canadian pastor arrested for violating COVID...

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Oxford University study: The Church grows under persecution and actually languishes when it has state support

    Tertullian once said, “The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church,” and a recent study conducted by Oxford University appears to confirm the ancient Christian’s wise words.   Quick Facts   A study published in the Oxford University journal Sociology of Religion found that in areas where the Church received...

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