By Jonathan Clark
First half of 2021: 150 Christians attacked in India
The Christian group was able to secure the release of 84 people from detention, and 29 churches have been able to reopen. Churches often face being shut down by violent mobs accompanied by police.
Since Hindu nationalists came to power in 2014, attacks on Christians have more than doubled.
State Dept. warning: Reject China’s forced labor products
Last Friday, the U.S. added 34 foreign entities, including 23 Chinese companies, to an export blacklist for involvement in the Xinjiang region.
China is the 17th worst nation for persecution of Christians.
4-year-old British boy forced to celebrate homosexuality
A Christian mother in the U.K. is suing a London school for allegedly forcing her four-year-old son to participate in a so-called “Gay Pride” event celebrating sexually perverted lifestyles.
Izzy Montague’s religious liberty case goes before the Central London County Court today.
Montague told Christian Concern that parents should be able to raise their children based on their religious beliefs.
MONTAGUE: “As the law still stands, children should be taught in line with their parents’ faith and beliefs. And if you send your child to school with a note to say my child cannot take part in an event, that should be respected.”
Matthew 18:6 warns, “But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea.”
The new law requires abortionists to tell women getting a chemical abortion that the process can be reversed if they have only taken the first of two pills.
GOP TX Gov. Greg Abbott promises to arrest fleeing Democrat Reps
Over 50 Democrat lawmakers in Texas left the state on Monday to stall a vote on new election security laws.
ABBOTT: “If they do not return to work, they are risking losing their jobs as State Representatives for not showing up. There is something the Governor can do. First, I will tell you that what the [Texas] House of Representatives can do, the [Texas] Speaker can do, is issue a call to have these members arrested. In addition to that, however, I can, and I will, continue to call special session after special session after special session all the way up until Election next year.
“And so, if these people want to be hanging out, wherever they’re hanging out on this taxpayer-paid junket, they’re going to have to be prepared to do it for well over a year. As soon as they come back in the state of Texas, they will be arrested. They will be cabined inside the Texas Capitol until they get their job done.”
Dangerous heatwaves and wildfires in the West
Western states are facing dangerous heatwaves and major wildfires.
Death Valley, California reached 130 degrees Fahrenheit over the weekend. It’s the highest temperature on record since 1913.
Wildfires are burning nearly a million acres, largely in Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, and Oregon.
Answers in Genesis to build Tower of Babel & first century Jerusalem
Despite COVID restrictions last year, Ham said their visitor numbers are back up to 2019 levels.
He also announced they would begin fundraising next year for a Tower of Babel attraction. In the coming years, Ham said they hope to add a scale model of first-century Jerusalem as well.
Ham said, “Many guests I’ve spoken to, after they have visited the Ark Encounter, have told me how appreciative they are to be able to come to a family-friendly, God-honoring attraction. Many of them have also said the quality of the Ark Encounter exceeds that of places like Disney World.”
Isaiah 46:9 says, “Remember the former things of old, for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me.”
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