Few Syrian Christians Get Asylum in U.S., Despite Genocide Declaration

(WNS)–Two months after the Obama administration called out militant terror group Islamic State (ISIS) for committing genocide against Christians in Iraq and Syria, refugee data show those finding a safe haven in the United States are not the ones suffering the most persecution. Last year, President Barack Obama set the goal of bringing 10,000 Syrian […]

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EU Appoints Special Envoy for Religious Freedom

(WNS)–Due to mounting abuses of religious minorities, especially by ISIS, the European Commission created a new position to promote freedom of religion. The move by the executive body of the European Union comes on the heels of Canada’s decision to defund and close its Office of Religious Freedom at the end of March. The United […]

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Congress Moves to Undercut ISIS’s Black Market for Antiquities

(WNS)–The House of Representatives passed legislation April 26 to snuff out the Islamic State’s (ISIS) black market of pillaged cultural antiquities. “The looting of antiquities is big business for ISIS,” said Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. “And unfortunately, buyers in the United States appear to be a primary […]

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Same-sex Marriage Advocates Work to Oust Small-town Judge

(WNS)–In what could be the nation’s first religious litmus test for holding a judicial post, the Wyoming Supreme Court is being asked to dismiss a small-town municipal court judge because of her biblical views about marriage. Attorneys for Judge Ruth Neely, along with a growing list of supporters, argue the efforts of an unelected state […]

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Oklahoma Governor Vetoes Bill Making Abortion A Felony

(WNS)–Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin on May 20 vetoed a bill that would have criminalized abortion in the state, saying the proposed law was too vague and wouldn’t survive an inevitable test in court. The Oklahoma Senate passed the measure to make performing abortion “unprofessional conduct” and a felony. Any physician convicted of assisting in an […]

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Families Sue Government for Redefining Title IX

(WNS)–Fifty-one families from the Chicago suburbs are saying “enough” to the Obama administration forcing schools to let boys and girls who identify as the opposite sex use the restrooms of their choice. The families, represented by Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) and the Thomas More Society, filed a suit against the U.S. Department of Education in […]

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ACLU Renews Attack Against Catholic Hospitals Over Abortion

(WNS)–The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is launching a renewed attack against religious hospitals, claiming they should not be allowed to base the care they provide on the dictates of their sincerely held beliefs. In a report released in May, titled “Health Care Denied,” the ACLU targets Catholic hospitals, saying they jeopardize women’s lives because […]

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