Finnish MP interrogated by police again over Christian views on sexuality

September 15th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

Päivi Räsänen (c) is the subject of a criminal investigation over her views on sexuality(Photo: ADF International) A Christian MP has been interrogated by the police for the third time over her traditional views on family and marriage. Päivi Räsänen, Finland’s former Minister of the Interior, faced questioning again on 25 August over comments she made on a Finnish radio talk show last year. During her appearance on the YiePuhe programme, Räsänen shared a conservative perspective …Read More

Six hundred attacks on religious buildings and places of worship in Northern Ireland in last five years

August 28th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

BY: Harry Brent August 27, 2020 THERE have been over 600 attacks on places of worship in Northern Ireland over the past five years, statistics show. According to police figures, 601 incidents of criminal damage to religious buildings, churchyards or cemeteries have occurred since 2014/15. The number of attacks during each year has remained fairly consistent, though it has been ever so slightly decreasing year on year. There were 136 instances in 2014/15; 128 in …Read More

The Christians of Iraq ‘may again face martyrdom’

August 28th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

August 27, 2020 News | The Suffering Church Christiam persecution | Iraq | Middle East KHALIS AYSHOA is a former Member of the Iraqi Parliament (2010-2014), where he served as head of the Popular Chaldean Syriac Assyrian Council. A Syriac Catholic and native of Qaraqosh,  on the Nineveh Plains, he is former chief engineer at the Ministry of Construction and Housing. He spoke with Aid to the Church in Need about the situation of Christians …Read More

The ‘slippery slope’ is real, says Dutch euthanasia doctor

August 28th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

‘Every time a line was drawn, it was also pushed back.’ by Michael Cook Aug 24, 2020 “Anti-euthanasia lobbyists want the public to believe in the inevitability of the slippery slope, but their fears are unwarranted, wrote a Canadian doctor earlier this year. Where better to test this than the Netherlands? In 2019, according to the official figures, there were 6,361 cases of euthanasia – 4.2 percent of all deaths. In other words, one out of …Read More

Babies on demand: the nasty side of surrogacy

August 28th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

One agency shows a smiling blonde wearing a T-shirt captioned ‘I grow cute babies’ Madeleine Kearns August 7, 2020 This article is in The Spectator’s August 2020 US edition. Subscribe here to get yours. For the cover of its June ‘Pride’ issue, People magazine chose the image of a newborn baby being cuddled by his father. Apparently, Wyatt Morgan Cooper’s birth marks the latest celebratory milestone for LGBTQ+ liberation: the right to biological children. His father, CNN …Read More

Could possession of the Bible become an offence in Scotland?

August 28th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

The new Hate Crime Bill will make criminals of us all From magazine issue: 8 August 2020

China seizes children from Christian parents, threatens to send kids to re-education camps

July 31st, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

Early Rain Covenant Church in China | Facebook/Early Rain Covenant Church A member of China’s Early Rain Covenant Church says the Chinese Communist Party continues to persecute members of the church by threatening to send their children to government re-education camps or forcibly remove adopted children from their parents. In a video released Wednesday alongside a new report by International Christian Concern, Liao Qiang, a member of ERCC in Chengdu, said that despite shuttering the …Read More

Catholics fear hate crime law will criminalise the Bible

July 31st, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

The Catholic Church says people could be punished for expressing views on same-sex marriage GETTY IMAGES Christians risk being criminalised for quoting passages of the Bible if new proposed hate crime legislation is passed, the Scottish Catholic Church has warned. New legislation which is making its way through Holyrood would make “stirring up hatred” against certain groups a criminal offence. The proposals have provoked a backlash amid fears they could lead to people being charged …Read More

Supreme Court Imperils Parents’ Right to Pass Their Values on to Children

July 31st, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

The Supreme Court’s ruling in Bostock v. Clayton will make it even more difficult for parents to educate their children in line with their values. (Photo: fizkes/Getty Images) COMMENTARY BY Melissa Moschella Melissa Moschella, an assistant professor of philosophy at The Catholic University of America, is a visiting scholar in the B. Kenneth Simon Center for American Studies at The Heritage Foundation. The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Bostock v. Clayton, which ruled that the …Read More

Religious Freedom is ‘Foremost’ in Unalienable Rights, US Commission Reports

July 27th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo alongside Mary Ann Glendon of the Commission on Unalienable Rights during a press conference in July, 2019. (Wikimedia (CC BY 3.0).) NATION |  JUL. 17, 2020 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo explained the need for the commission on Thursday, noting that an increase in the number of recognized human rights presents “risks of collision” between rights claims, as well as “risks of trivializing core American values.” Matt Hadro/CNA. WASHINGTON — A draft …Read More