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On March 5, 2017, Pastor John (Sanqiang) Cao, a 59-year-old Christian pastor and humanitarian worker, was arrested and thrown into prison by Chinese security agents in Yunnan province, China, as China continues its crackdown on Christians . Pastor John is a U.S. permanent resident from Greensboro, North Carolina, who has lived out his Christian faith for the last 30 years by serving people in the U.S., China, and Burma (Myanmar). In his 20s, Pastor John converted to Christianity; and after... read more

The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) has filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the Supreme Court to review an abortion case out of Indiana. The case, Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK) , involves two provisions of Indiana law that were struck down by the lower federal courts. One provision requires humane disposition of the remains of aborted babies. The other prohibits abortions based on the unborn child’s race, sex, or disability. The ACLJ filed the amicus... read more

Terrorist militias continue to target Christian children and students in Africa as heartbroken parents pray for help from their governments. We’ve told you about the 110 schoolgirls who were violently abducted from their school in Nigeria earlier this year. Among them was brave Christian teen Leah Sharibu who remains a hostage by the vile Islamic army Boko Haram. The terrorists have threatened to enslave her for life, or even kill her, if she will not convert to Islam. We’ve directly asked the... read more

Israel has been pushed to the brink of war. Already this week, more than 300 deadly rockets and mortar shells have rained down on Israel, reportedly launched by Islamic jihadists like the terrorist groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Gaza. According to the Israel Defense Forces, more than 300 projectiles were fired at Israel, triggering sirens in Israeli communities close to the Gaza Strip, in the city of Beersheba and even as far away as the Dead Sea and the West Bank’s Hebron Hills. Some 60... read more

As a business owner, have you ever been subjected to an investigation by the civil rights commission in your state as a result of an unfounded complaint of religious discrimination? If so, you are not alone. While civil rights laws protect employees from unequal treatment, including discrimination, they can sometimes be applied in an overzealous manner to impinge upon the rights of a private business owner. We recently represented a private business owner who found himself in this precise... read more

Veterans Day is this Sunday, November11th, but will be commemorated this Monday, November 12th, as a Federal Holiday. Formerly known as Armistice Day, this holiday was originally created to commemorate the end of World War I, which officially took place on November 11, 1918. It is the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I and the centennial of this National Holiday that is sacred to our collective memory as Americans. In 1954 the 83rd U.S. Congress – responding to veterans’ service... read more

We have recently joined a motion in an ongoing abortion industry lawsuit asking a federal court to require critical documents concerning Big Abortion’s sale of aborted babies’ body parts to be turned over. In 2015, the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) released a series of videos that showed senior abortion providers openly discussing practices such as profiting from the sale of fetal body parts and altering abortion methods to procure fetal specimens. The videos were the result of a two-year... read more

Last week, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) upheld the conviction of an Austrian woman who made statements about the Prophet Mohammad’s marriage to a 6-year-old girl that were found to be in violation of Article 188 of Austria’s criminal code by “publicly disparaging an object of veneration of a domestic church or religious society… in a manner capable of arousing justified indignation.” As I recently explained regarding this decision in Le FigaroVox : This is a very serious decision... read more

On May 8th of this year, President Trump announced the U.S. withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), or the Iran Nuclear Deal. The President took this action as the flawed agreement only postponed—it did not stop—Iran’s development of a nuclear weapon. It also did not address two other serious threats to the region and to the peace of the world: 1) Iran’s continued development and testing of ballistic missiles in violation of United Nations resolutions; and, 2) Iran’s... read more

Egypt has become a deadly place where the lives of innocent Christians are in immense danger. Radical Islamic terrorists have reportedly just slaughtered 7 Christians as they were traveling by bus from a monastery. Even more disturbing is the victims were leaving the baptism of an innocent little baby. At least another 19 Christians were injured in the attack. According to the Coptic Church, the attack occurred near the Monastery of Saint Samuel the Confessor in Minya, in which two buses and a... read more