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HEART Christian newspaper | October 15, 2019

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State tries to ban faith at work

September 28, 2019 |

An estate agent working for the government of Virginia in the US has been targeted for being open about her faith.

The Virginia Real Estate Board filed a complaint against Hadassah Carter, accusing her of violating Virginia’s Fair Housing Act, … Read More

Free speech win is a “game changer”

July 27, 2019 |

Appeal victory sees off a “tsunami” of similar cases

The recent legal victory of student social worker Felix Ngole is a “game changer” that could protect thousands of other Christians who have lived in fear of expressing their views in … Read More

Christian rugby star bullied by PC brigade

July 26, 2019 |

Now merely agreeing with an orthodox opinion makes you unfit to play for your country

AS THE Rugby World Cup starts in Japan in September, Billy Vunipola will be a dead cert for the England team if he’s fit.

But … Read More

German family takes home-schooling battle to top European court

May 23, 2019 |

The four Wunderlich children today, after being reunited with their parents

A German Christian couple whose children were taken away by the state is taking the fight for home schooling to the top human rights court of Europe.

Over 30 … Read More

Doc dumped for trans beliefs

July 26, 2018 |

“Bullying and bigotry” by zealots

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NHS director loses fight over adoption views

November 29, 2017 |

BBC’s South-East Today reports on Richard Page’s case                 

Believing a dad and mum are best “undermined” staff confidence

Several years ago magistrate Richard Page told a legal colleague that he thought children … Read More

US State backs Christian baker

October 4, 2017 |

The US administration has given its support to Christian baker Jack Phillips, who refused to make a cake for a gay wedding and was found guilty of discriminating against the same-sex couple.

Addressing the Supreme Court, which is to make a decision on Phillips’ appeal against his conviction, Acting Solicitor General Jeff Wall wrote: “Forcing Phillips to create expression for and participate in a ceremony that violates his sincerely held religious beliefs invades his First Amendment rights…  An artist cannot be forced to paint, a musician cannot be forced to play, and a poet cannot be forced to write.”  Read More

Street preachers win cases

July 28, 2017 |

A victory for the street preachers whose case was HEART’s April 2017 cover story

Christian campaigners are celebrating court decisions in favour of three street preachers.

A victory for the street preachers whose case was HEART’s April 2017 cover story

A victory for the street preachers whose case was HEART’s April 2017 cover story

Michael Overd and Michael Stockwell were arrested after preaching in Bristol city centre and fined in February, but Judge Picton overruled the conviction at Bristol Crown Court in July, saying he was “conscious of the right of freedom of speech and freedom of expression”. Read More

DEAR PRIME MINISTER… WHERE’S THE STRONG AND STABLE SUPPORT FOR CHRISTIANS?

June 3, 2017 |

Changing the cultural climate will require the boldness of a revivalist rather than a politician’s pragmatism

It is a year since Theresa May became Prime Minister after six years as Home Secretary.

In that year it does not seem as if anything has improved for Christians who stick their heads above the parapet by graciously refusing to bake a cake, offering to pray for a colleague or quoting the Bible in public (see the report on street preacher Mike Overd in HEART April/May 2017 called ‘Battle for the Bible’).

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BATTLE FOR THE BIBLE

March 31, 2017 |

Street preacher Mike Overd is unafraid to quote the Bible in public

Court bans ‘abusive’ Bible On UK streets

By Andrew Halloway

A PUBLIC PROSECUTOR HAS DECLARED THAT PREACHING FROM CERTAIN PARTS OF THE BIBLE IS “A CRIMINAL … Read More

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