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Christian Newswire: Religious Liberties / Persecution
LINK Religious Liberties / Persecution

PJI Files Brief in Forced Religion of Yoga Case
LINK Contact: Brad Dacus, Pacific Justice Institute (PJI), 916-857-6900

'No Gay Civil Rights, We are Ready to Go to Jail' Say Michigan Pastors at Capital Press Conference
LINK Contact: Stacy M. Swimp, 313-848-7569, info@nationalclc.org DETROIT, Oct. 24, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Hundreds of Michigan Pastors and Christian leaders gathered on the steps on the State Capital in Lansing, Michigan to hold a press conference in opposition to the growing movement within the Michigan Legislature to amend the State's Civil Rights Act- Elliott Larson- to include sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. "We, the undersigned Christian Pas Source: Stacy M. Swimp

We Will Not Comply: California Forces Churches to Directly Fund Abortions
LINK Contact: Troy Newman, President, 316-841-1700; Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Policy Advisor, 316-516-3034; both with Operation Rescue, info.operationrescue@gmail.com  SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 22, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- To the dismay of California's people of faith, the California Department of Managed Health Care has reclassified abortion as a "basic health service" under the Affordable Care Act and ordered all insurance plans in the state to begin covering surgical abortio Source: Operation Rescue

De Blasio Okay with Anti-Semitic Opera
LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org  NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2014 /Standard Newswire/ -- Bill Donohue comments on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's position on "The Death of Klinghoffer," which debuted last night at the Metropolitan Opera:

Foundation Defends Pastors Against Houston Mayor
LINK FOUNDATION FOR MORAL LAW OFFERS TO DEFEND HOUSTON PASTORS

Synod Coverage Fixated on Gays
LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

#HoustonWeHaveAProblem Petition Surpasses 10,000 Supporters as Pressure Mounts for City of Houston to Drop Subpoenas
LINK Faith Driven Consumer's grassroots effort supporting Houston's pastors--despite initially being blocked by Twitter after it launched last Thursday--continues to gain momentum as leaders around the nation call on city officials to reverse course

Faith Organizations to Announce National Campaign if Houston's Mayor Parker Doesn't Withdraw Subpoenas Sent to Local Houston Pastors
LINK The groups shared their concerns in a letter sent to the MayorContact: Rev. Patrick Mahoney, 540-538-4741WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- The City of Houston has demanded pastors turn over all their speeches, presentations and other materials related their their comments on the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance.  (HERO)The Christian Defense Coalition, the National Clergy Council and the League for the Defense of Pastors will hold a news conference in f Source: Christian Defense Coalition

Pastor Calls for National Unity with the Houston 5
LINK Contact: Rev. CJ Conner, 715-651-0946

Twitter Blocks New Faith Driven Consumer Campaign Supporting Subpoenaed Houston Pastors Minutes After Launch
LINK After famously blocking Faith Driven Consumer's #IStandWithPhil campaign earlier this year, Twitter is back at it again blocking the group's new petition drive #HoustonWeHaveAProblem at HoustonProblem.com minutes after launch this afternoonContact: Matthew Faraci, Faith Driven Consumer, 919-645-0771, matthew@faithdrivenconsumer.com RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 15, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Faith Driven Consumer, the group that emerged on the national stage last year with i Source: Faith Driven Consumer

#HoustonWeHaveAProblem Petition Launches at HoustonProblem.com, Demands City of Houston Immediately Cease Bullying Actions Against Pastors
LINK Faith Driven Consumer the group behind the #IStandWithPhil movement which played a leading role in Phil Robertson's return to Duck Dynasty is now organizing its community in support of a group of Houston pastors who are victims of intolerance and bullying at the hands of the City of Houston Contact: Matthew Faraci, Faith Driven Consumer, 919-645-0771
, matthew@faithdrivenconsumer.com RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 15, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Faith Driven Consumer&tra Source: Faith Driven Consumer

Bishop E.W. Jackson Sr. Hosts Unity Forum for Religious and Civil Rights in Little Rock, Arkansas
LINK Contact: Martin Brown, 804-874-6706, martin@standamerica.us; Sandy Adams, 757-375-6444; both with S.T.A.N.D. LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Oct. 15, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Bishop E.W. Jackson, Harvard educated Attorney, Minister and last year's Virginia Republican Nominee for Lt. Governor has launched a national movement to protect Christians from "growing hostility, discrimination and anti-Christian bigotry."  As part of a nationwide effort, Jackson is hosting a Unity Forum Source: S.T.A.N.D

Former Virginia Lt. Governor Nominee Launches National Movement to Protect Rights of Christians
LINK Contact: Martin Brown, 804-874-6706, martin@standamerica.us; Sandy Adams, 757-375-6444; both with S.T.A.N.D. NORFOLK, Va., Oct. 15, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Bishop E.W. Jackson, Harvard educated Attorney, Minister and last year's Virginia Republican Nominee for Lt. Governor has launched a national movement to protect Christians from "growing hostility, discrimination and anti-Christian bigotry." He has produced a video addressing the issue: youtu.be/oIl2O9SzzoA.As a Source: S.T.A.N.D

Robert P. George to Speak on Religious Liberty at Annual IRD Lecture
LINK "Dr. George is the William Wilberforce of our day, courageously and thoughtfully advocating for liberty, for the defense of the vulnerable, and the reformation of manners to the benefit of all." -- IRD President Mark Tooley

California Churches Take Action Against Forced Abortion Coverage
LINK Life Legal Defense Foundation Represents Seven Congregations In Federal Complaint

Coptic Solidarity: Maspero Massacre Victims Still Without Justice in Egypt
LINK Contact: Lindsay Vessey, Coptic Solidarity, 801-512-1713, info@copticsolidarity.org WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Three years ago, the Egyptian armed forces unleashed a violent attack against Coptic protesters, resulting in the deaths of at least 28 individuals.  Coptic Solidarity calls on Egypt to render justice and urges to make October 9 a Day of Memorial for the victims. Several thousand, mostly Coptic families including many women, children, and e Source: Coptic Solidarity

Delgaudio Issues Promise to Fight for Right to Vote Our Beliefs -- No Black Gowned Back-Stabbing Liberal Jurist is Silencing Us
LINK Contact: Eugene Delgaudio, Public Advocate, 703-845-1808, eugenedelgaudio@erols.com

Mission Aviation Fellowship Joins the Masterworks Client Family
LINK Contact: Paige Mitchell, Masterworks, 360-394-4300

Christians in 200 Nations Unite in Prayer for Jerusalem
LINK Contact: Stephen Jenks, 716-759-1058

Catholic Clergy Appeal to SCOTUS to Protect Seal of Confession
LINK Contact: Father John Trigilio, PhD, Confraternity of Catholic Clergy, 717-957-9309


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