Top Weekly Stories from ChristianNews.net for 03/09/2019

Alabama Judge Recognizes Personhood of Murdered Baby in Father’s Lawsuit Against Abortion Facility   Mar 06, 2019 09:04 pm

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A probate judge in Alabama has granted a teenager’s request to represent his aborted son or daughter in his lawsuit against a local abortion facility. The teen says that the child was killed despite his wishes that his girlfriend keep the baby. “I’m here for the men who actually want to have their baby,” Ryan Magers, 19 and the father of the…

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Walmart Releases ‘Love Is in the Aisle’ Video Depicting Two Men Meeting Up for ‘Blind Date’ at Store   Mar 04, 2019 10:13 am

“He’s Pat. He’s Andy. They’re going on a blind date at their local Walmart to see if love is in the aisle,” states a controversial video recently posted to social media by mega-retailer Walmart. The Facebook post is one of three “Love Is in the Aisle” videos released by Walmart in February, which depict single shoppers meeting up to go on a blind date at the…

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‘The Kind of Guy He Takes Home to Mother’: Cottonelle Latest Among Brands Using Homosexuality in Advertising   Mar 06, 2019 05:18 pm

Kimberly-Clark’s toilet paper brand Cottonelle is the latest to use homosexuality in promotional advertising, as one of the commercials in its recently-released “DownThereCare” series centers on advising a man to give himself a “confidence boost” in meeting his partner’s parents for the first time. “Down there, because today you meet the parents,” the 15-second…

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‘Tiniest Baby Boy’ Leaves Tokyo Hospital   Mar 03, 2019 10:57 pm

Photo Credit: Keio University Hospital (BBC) — A baby boy who weighed just 268g (9.45oz) at birth has been released from hospital in Japan, and is believed to be the smallest boy in the world to have been successfully treated. The baby was born by emergency C-section in August, and was so small he could fit into a pair of cupped hands. The infant was…

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Street Preacher Who Had Been Arrested Following Complaint of ‘Islamophobia’ Speaks: ‘God Has Been So Faithful’   Mar 02, 2019 02:43 pm

LONDON — A pastor and missionary originally from Nigeria who had been arrested last Saturday in the UK after refusing to leave as a bystander complained to authorities that the man was “Islamophobic” is now thanking supporters and says that he was able to go back to the same spot where he was arrested and continue preaching without interruption. “I am well. I am…

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Chair Says Idaho Bill to Outlaw Abortion ‘Adamantly Opposed’ by ‘Pro-Life’ Groups, ‘Hopes It Never Sees Light of Day’   Mar 04, 2019 05:57 pm

Photo Credit: Wikipedia/Fred Martin BOISE, Idaho — An audio recording posted online on Sunday captures the pro-life identifying chairman of a Senate committee in Idaho telling a constituent that local pro-life groups are “adamantly opposed” to a bill that seeks to outlaw abortion in the state, and that he likewise finds it to be “detrimental to the pro-life…

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Colorado Drops Action Against Christian Baker Who Declined ‘Gender Transition’ Cake Order   Mar 05, 2019 04:59 pm

DENVER, Co. — The Colorado attorney general’s office announced on Tuesday that it will drop its action against Christian bakery owner Jack Phillips, and Phillips has consequently agreed to dismiss his lawsuit against the entity. The State had initially concluded that a complainant had standing against Phillips after he declined to make a cake for a “gender…

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Abolition of Abortion in Texas Act Moving Forward as Bill Assigned to Favorable House Committee   Mar 07, 2019 07:07 pm

AUSTIN, Texas — A bill that would outlaw abortion in Texas is taking its first steps forward in the state legislature as it has now been assigned to the House Committee on Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence, which is chaired by a lawmaker who co-sponsored an identical bill to abolish abortion in 2017. Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen has…

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Chinese Villages Setting Up Boxes to Report Christian Churches and Other ‘Illegal Religious Activities’   Mar 05, 2019 02:35 pm

Photo Credit: Bitter Winter (Bitter Winter) — Religious belief is common among China’s rural population, representing the most significant base of believers. In an effort to attack religion at its core, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been mobilizing the masses to monitor and report each other using a variety of means. The latest tool is the revival of…

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RI House Committee Approves Bill Codifying Roe Into Law, Removing Criminal Penalties for Causing Death of Unborn   Mar 06, 2019 11:51 am

Photo Credit: Daisy Laparra PROVIDENCE, R.I. — In a city that was founded in 1636 by Baptist theologian Roger Williams, and was named after “God’s merciful providence,” lawmakers in the Rhode Island House Judiciary Committee have approved a bill that codifies the “right” to abortion under Roe v. Wade into law, and also removes a segment from the state’s…

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