Top psychiatrist: ‘Political ideology seriously harmed children at trans clinic’

February 8th, 2021 by Vox Cervi 1 A consultant psychiatrist has said the influence of radical transgender ideology at an NHS England gender identity clinic left children “seriously damaged”. Dr David Bell, a former staff governor at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, which oversees the clinic, made the remarks during an interview with Channel 4 News. In 2018, the former governor reported clinicians’ concerns over patient welfare to the Trust in an internal report. ‘Affirmation’ Dr Bell described concerns …Read More

Why is Nigeria the deadliest place to live as a Christian?

February 8th, 2021 by Vox Cervi 1

Amina lost her husband and one of her children in an attack by Boko Haram in 2012. Then five years later, she was one of 10 Christian women abducted by Boko Haram and held for eight months before being freed by government forces.(Photo: Open Doors International) Over the space of one year, around 3,600 Christians were murdered because of their faith in Northern Nigeria. That number has almost trebled from the previous year. What is …Read More

Organizations again labeled ‘hate groups’ over beliefs on marriage

February 8th, 2021 by Vox Cervi 1

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Feb 1, 2021 / 05:34 pm MT (CNA).- The Southern Poverty Law Center has again named mainstream organizations to its list of “hate groups” in the 2020 publication of its annual “Year of Hate and Extremism” report. The report, which was released Feb. 1, purports to create an easy-to-search list of “hate groups” in the United States, broken down by state. While the list includes neo-Nazi, white nationalist, and chapters of the …Read More

China’s Communist leaders fear Christian population may reach 300 million by 2030

February 8th, 2021 by Vox Cervi 1

By Leah MarieAnn Klett, Christian Post Reporter A Chinese Catholic woman prays at the government-sanctioned Xishiku Catholic Church on August 14, 2014, in Beijing, China. | Getty Images/Kevin Frayer The prospect that China’s Christian community might reach a staggering 300 million people by 2030 has unnerved communist leaders who fear “they’ll have to share power” as the Church increases in size and influence, according to Open Doors’ Ron Boyd-MacMillan. Boyd-MacMillan, director of Strategic Research at …Read More

Why is the West turning a blind eye to persecuted Christians in the global South?

January 29th, 2021 by Vox Cervi 1

Onkundi Nyabuto / Unsplash At the beginning of this year Open Doors, an international Christian NGO, published its annual World Watch List 2021. This highlights countries in which Christians face high to extreme levels of persecution. Last year there were 74 countries on the list. This means that 340 million Christians had to endure some form of persecution only because of their convictions. This is not news. It has been going on for years. What …Read More

Open Doors’ 2021 World Watch List to Reveal How COVID and Technology Accelerate Spread of Anti-Religious Bigotry; Digital Press Conference Jan. 13

January 13th, 2021 by Vox Cervi 1

SANTA ANA, Calif., Jan. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — This week, persecution watchdog Open Doors USA will announce the 2021 World Watch List, its anticipated annual ranking of the top 50 countries where it is most dangerous to be a Christian – and provide a surprising update on significant shifts in the landscape of Christian persecution worldwide. Open Doors USA President and CEO David Curry will address media and viewers at an online press conference at …Read More

Christian persecution in China and India expected to increase in 2021

January 12th, 2021 by Vox Cervi 1

Christian charity Release International is forecasting that persecution of Christians in China and India will increase in 2021. The report says China has managed to avoid the scrutiny of the international community thanks to its strong trading relationships. Chinese authorities “have bought freedom from censure due to trade with China. Many countries now regard this trade as essential to their own economies,’ International Release partners say. “The government of President Xi Jinping is increasing its …Read More

Over 42.6M abortions conducted in 2020, surpassing world’s leading causes of death

January 12th, 2021 by Vox Cervi 1

People participate in the March for Life rally in Washington, D.C., Jan. 24, 2020. | The Christian Post/Samuel Smith Over 42 million abortions occurred in 2020, far surpassing the totals of people who perished as a result of the world’s leading causes of death. According to data compiled by the Worldometer, a reference website that monitors statistics on health, the global population, the use of resources and deaths in real-time, over 40 million abortions are …Read More

‘LGBT orthodoxy threatens US religious liberty’, warns Albert Mohler

January 12th, 2021 by Vox Cervi 1

James Thompson Christian leader Dr Albert Mohler has raised the alarm over an attempt by America’s “most influential LGBTQ organization” to shape US Government policy. Dr Mohler described the demands being made by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) in its briefing ‘Blueprint for Positive Change 2020’ as “alarming” and ‘a threat to religious liberty’. The president of one of the country’s largest evangelical Bible colleges expressed particular concern about HRC plans to force Christian institutions …Read More

HHS issues final rule protecting faith-based adoption agencies

January 12th, 2021 by Vox Cervi 1

Credit: Unsplash. By Matt Hadro Washington D.C., Jan 8, 2021 / 02:11 pm MT (CNA).- The Trump administration finalized a rule this week allowing faith-based adoption agencies to receive federal funding regardless of their views on same-sex marriage. In a final rule issued Jan. 7, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) revised a 2016 rule by the Obama administration that had conditioned federal grants on adoption agencies’ willingness to match children with same-sex …Read More