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HEART Christian newspaper | 22 October 2020

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Gay mob threatens to burn church

2 October 2020 |

By Andrew Halloway

When a Cornish pastor reported threats to burn his church down, instead of trying to find the culprits, Devon and Cornwall Police told him not to offend the gay community.

Pastor Josh Williamson of Newquay Baptist Church … Read More

Woman fired for sex ed views faces Employment Tribunal

2 October 2020 |

A Christian sacked for sharing her concerns about sex education was defended by the Christian Legal Centre at her Employment Tribunal in Bristol in September.

Kristie Higgs’ lawyers, who did not charge her for their work, argued that her sacking … Read More

Atheists target Christian doctor again

1 February 2020 |

A Christian GP accused of trying to convert patients was cleared by the General Medical Council (GMC) in December – but it is investigating him again.

The National Secular Society (NSS) brought the original accusations against Dr Richard Scott to … Read More

Free speech win is a “game changer”

27 July 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

Watershed win could now help other persecuted professionals

26 July 2019 |

Thrown off bench for expressing his opinion

This June Christian magistrate Richard Page lost his appeal against being struck off the judiciary.

Mr Page was sacked for saying, privately, that a child does best with a mother and a father. … Read More

Christians at heart of Hong Kong protests

26 July 2019 |

Hong Kong anti-extradition law protest on 16 June 

WHILE the British media have rightly highlighted the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong this summer, they have been peculiarly quiet about the faith at the heart of the demonstrations.

Yet such is … Read More

Sweet victory for Christian bakers

26 July 2019 |

The US Supreme Court has overruled a lower court decision against a Christian bakery that refused to make a cake for a lesbian wedding.

For the owners of the Oregon bakery, Aaron and Melissa Klein, it was the end of … Read More

Burmese Christians forced to convert

26 July 2019 |

Officials in western Burma (Myanmar) have forced three Christians to become Buddhists, according to Morning Star News.

Firstly, in May, two ethnic Chin Christians, a pastor and member of his house church, were taken from their homes in Padi Kyin … Read More

Hymns replaced with communist anthems

26 July 2019 |

Churches in China are being forced to sing songs praising the state instead of God.

The communist government is banning traditional hymns and ordering registered churches to use a new ‘hymnbook’.

Religious liberty magazine Bitter Winter reports that the Religious … Read More

The power of public preaching

26 July 2019 |

Despite UK street preachers frequently getting arrested for daring to state what the Bible says, Christians from ten churches gathered on 29 June to read the Bible publicly for the ninth annual Gloucester Bible Day.

A talk on Gloucester’s Christian … Read More

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