Baptism Service Violently Halted by Hindu Mob Claiming ‘Forced Conversions’

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(World Watch Monitor)  Around 20 Hindu extremists in saffron-coloured clothes barged inside a church in eastern India’s Uttar Pradesh state yesterday (March 28), violently assaulting the pastor and two church members.

Shouting in extremely offensive language, they entered the Evangelical Churches of India (ECI) building in the Fatehpur district of the city, and bolted it from the inside.

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Girl Guide leaders rail against trans policy

Girl Guide leaders are protesting against new rules allowing boys who claim to be girls to share changing rooms, tents and shower facilities with girls.

Guidance released by Girlguiding UK last year says biological males can “use the facilities of the gender that they self-identify as”.

It also advises leaders not to inform parents if their daughter will be sharing facilities with a boy. Some leaders say girls’ concerns are being overlooked.

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Man legally changes his gender to get early retirement

An Argentinian man has legally changed his gender so that he can retire five years early and has rebuffed critics by saying he does not have to “explain anything to anyone”.

Sergio Lazarovich, a tax worker, is 60 years old, and laws in the country state that men must be 65 to receive a state pension. Women are allowed to draw their pension at 60.

A family member has said Sergio is simply cheating the pension system.

Taking advantage

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Hindu Extremists Turn Tribal, Animist Villagers against Christians in India

Guru Kuldi. (Morning Star News via social media)

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – About 20 villagers questioning Christians gathered for worship in a home in Odisha state, India were animists who worshipped objects in nature and other gods, but Hindu nationalists had led them there.

“Why have you left your ancestral faith and begun following the Christian faith?” a few of them asked, in succession,... Read More | Share it now!

Staff Members at Emergency Maternity Ward in Pakistan Kill Christian, Relatives Say

Sunil Saleem died at the hospital after doctors beat him to death, relatives said. (Morning Star News)

LAHOREPakistan (Morning Star News) – Medical staff and security guards at a major government hospital in Lahore, Pakistan on Monday (March 26) killed a Christian father of four and injured five members of his family, including the pregnant... Read More | Share it now!

Coptic teacher charged with contempt of religion for questions about Muhammad

A Coptic teacher at an Egyptian state school has been charged with contempt of religion after including wordplays in a set of questions about Islam’s prophet, Muhammad.

Magdy Farag Samir, 49, a teacher of social studies at Barot Preparatory School for Girls in Beni Suef Governorate, asked his students: “Where was the prophet Muhammad born?” He then suggested three options: 1. Yathrib (in Saudi Arabia). 2. Mecca (also in Saudi Arabia) 3. Hafiza Abo Tartour (Abo Tartour is a village in Egypt, but also the word for a cone hat).

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French officer’s faith caused him to give his life for another

“There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” (John 15:13)

The heroic French officer killed after he offered to swap his life for a female hostage in an ISIS-inspired terror attack in Trebes, was motivated by his faith and the example of Jesus Christ.

Arnaud Beltrame, 44, a lieutenant colonel in the French National Gendarmerie, left his gun outside when he entered a... Read More | Share it now!

Christian college ‘grateful to God’ after winning legal battle

A Christian college has given thanks to God after winning a legal battle with significant implications for religious liberty in the US.

Wheaton College has won the right to not provide health insurance which covers abortion-inducing drugs.

The case centred on the Affordable Care Act – ‘Obamacare’ – which obliges employers to provide health insurance that includes ‘contraceptives’ which act to destroy human embryos.

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MSP: ‘Scots smacking ban would infringe on parental freedom’

Criminalising smacking in Scotland would remove parental rights and hand them to the state, an MSP has warned.

Gordon Lindhurst, a lawyer as well as an MSP, dismantled the Scottish Government’s arguments for a ban, before accusing it of being underhand in its tactics to outlaw smacking.

Writing for Scottish Legal News, he said that rather than banning assault on children (which is already illegal), the proposal aims to rebrand loving parental discipline as ‘assault’.

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Third Temple Alert: Police Authorize Passover Sacrifice Next to Temple Mount

(Worthy News) – Religious Jewish factions say they are moving ever closer to the realization of the Third Temple in Jerusalem.

The latest evidence of this is police authorization, granted on Sunday, for a Passover sacrificial ceremony to be held just tens of meters from where the Second Temple once stood.

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