This is an identical scenario to what the Left insists is a civil rights violation, dehumanization, an act of bigotry: when a business owner declines to serve someone based on differences of belief. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was refused service at a northern Virginia restaurant called the Red Hen after the co-owner told her the restaurant would not serve her because she and her employees disagree with Sanders’ politics. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) celebrated that action and other recent attacks on Trump administration officials by calling for more aggression against her political opponents, telling a cheering crowd, “If you think we’re gonna get out of here now you ain’t seen nothing yet,” she said. “We have members of [Trump’s] cabinet that have been booed out of restaurants. We have protesters taking up at their house, saying ‘No peace, no sleep, no peace, no sleep.’ And guess what? We’re gonna win this battle because…God is on our side.”
Read more: http://thefederalist.com/2018/06/25/left-wants-force-christians-sell-gay-couples-celebrates-restaurants-refusal-serve-sarah-sanders/
The U.S. Supreme Court Monday granted the appeal of a Washington state florist, effectively erasing a lower court ruling against her. The move came after the court gave a narrow victory on June 4 to a Colorado baker who refused to make a cake for a gay wedding. That decision affected only him and offered no guidance on how to referee similar disputes between same-sex couples and business owners who cite religious objections in refusing to serve them. The florist said her arrangements were works of art and that having to create them for a same-sex wedding would violate her freedom of expression. Her lawyer, Kristen Waggoner of the Arizona-based Alliance Defending Freedom, called her “an artist with a conscience who cannot separate her artistic creativity from her soul.”
Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/supreme-court/supreme-court-grants-appeal-florist-who-refused-serve-gay-wedding-n886266
An international network of mostly Muslim Brotherhood-linked activists has been building its ranks within the United States for more than three decades, aided by a U.S. immigration system seemingly obsessed with welcoming as many unassimilable migrants with anti-Western values as possible. As a result, largely secret plans for major population changes in hundreds of U.S. cities and towns are already being implemented. This transformation is taking place not only in gateway cities like New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, but in such all-American towns as Twin Falls, Idaho, and St. Cloud, Minnesota, where tensions brought on by the importation of hostile cultures are already causing shock waves. The Muslim Brotherhood has a well-defined strategy for conquering America, not necessarily with violent jihadist attacks – although we should expect those to increase – but through more subtle means collectively called “civilization jihad.”
Read more: http://superstore.wnd.com/Stealth-Invasion-Muslim-Conquest-Through-Immigration-and-Resettlement-Jihad-Hardcover
The CEO of a sex toy company is making $2 million donation to a transgender clinic at an Ohio children’s hospital, a move some say highlights the “dark underbelly” of transgender activism. Chris is also the president of Pure Romance, a multimillion dollar company that sells sexual lubricants and sex toys, among other things. Some believe the large monetary gift to this cause reveals a disturbing connection. “I’ve been participating in real-life activism against the transgender trend for over two years because I saw what was happening to the children caught up in its lies: permanent physical harm to their young bodies,” said Emily Zinos, project coordinator for Ask Me First MN, in an email to The Christian Post Friday. “Unbelievably, I’ve been called a bigot for drawing attention to the fact that teenagers are routinely sterilized by transgender medical treatments and for connecting the dots between well-funded intrusions into public schools by radical transgender activists and an increase in young kids identifying as trans,” Zinos added.
Read more: https://www.christianpost.com/news/sex-toy-ceo-gives-2-million-transgender-clinic-childrens-hospital-225289/
The latest research shows that hostility toward Christians is proliferating worldwide, as more and more nations are targeting believers in Christ than any other faith. “The most widely targeted groups in 144 and 142 countries respectively were Christians and Muslims – the world’s two largest religious groups,” the Pew Research Center announced. It was further noted that persecution against each of these religious groups and other faiths has risen over the years. “Christian groups were harassed in 144 nations (up from 128 in 2015)” World Watch Monitor pointed out from the Pew study. “The report found that ‘Christians are harassed in more countries by governments (114 countries) than by social groups (107 countries).’” When it comes to aggressive attacks on citizens for practicing their faith, China beats out the rest of the governments in the world. “The rigidly atheist Communist regime banned the online purchase of Bibles earlier this year, following efforts to raze churches and remove Christian symbols from home years prior,” CT’s Griffin Paul Jackson noted from Pew’s research. “The Communist Party of China’s ‘control over religion is to be exerted not only through law, but also by reconciling religious doctrine with the party’s socialist values,’ wrote Brent Fulton in a 2016 analysis for CT.”
Read more: https://www.onenewsnow.com/persecution/2018/06/23/hostility-toward-christians-in-144-nations-a-new-high
A man charged with murdering eight people on a New York City bike path last October 31 defended the Islamic State group and said he cared only about “Allah” and the holy war being waged by the Islamic State group. “So the Islamic State is not fighting for land, like some say, or like some say, for oil. They have one purpose, and they’re fighting to impose Sharia (Islamic law) on Earth,” he said. Saipov said the judgments made in the courtroom were “not important” to him because they were “not Allah’s judgments,” according to the New York Times.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/06/22/suspect-in-nyc-bike-path-killings-invokes-allah-defends-isis-in-court.html
Belgium Catholic Romelu Lukaku and Panamanian evangelical Fidel Escobar took a knee together and prayed on the field following the 2018 World Cup. Belgium won the match, 3-0. Immediately after it was over, the two men knelt in prayer. A Twitter user, Oscar Flex-Kibet, posted the image. He tweeted, “Lukaku and Fidel Escobar kneeling and praying at the final whistle was a beautiful moment for many. Both players may represent different religions and had differing results yet they found peace in what they were doing.” He added, “Love for the game. God above all #WorldCup#BELPAN#BEL.” Lukaku has knelt in prayer following a previous game. He posted an image on Instagram. Lukaku said, “Dear lord I just want to say thank you. #Qualified #WC18.” Read more: https://stream.org/joy-break-catholic-and-evangelical-soccer-players-join-in-prayer-after-world-cup/