Top Weekly Stories from ChristianNews.net for 04/04/2020

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio: Stop Church Services, or I’ll Shut You Down Permanently   Mar 29, 2020 10:00 pm

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio stated during a press conference related to the coronavirus pandemic on Friday: “Another area, and it pains me to say this and it’s probably a pretty limited phenomenon, but it has to be addressed. I’ve spoken to religious leaders of all backgrounds and I want to thank them. So many of our religious leaders have really…

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Detroit Police’s Corona Crackdown on Christians Outside Abortion Facility Ends With Twin Babies Being Saved   Apr 01, 2020 12:14 pm

DETROIT — In a video posted to social media, approximately eight uniformed police officers showed up to enforce Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home order against peaceful Christians who were outside of an open abortion facility during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic to reach mothers with biblical truth. The men state that one woman later spared…

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Four Pastors Arrested at NC Abortion Facility Amid Stay-at-Home Order, Second Arrest Since Saturday   Mar 30, 2020 12:39 pm

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Four pastors, the executive director and city director of a pro-life organization, and its attorney were arrested Monday morning as they were praying distanced apart from each other in restaurant parking lot adjacent to a North Carolina abortion facility. The arrests mark the second since Saturday over Guilford County’s “Stay-at-Home” order, as…

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Megachurch ‘Holy Ghost Bartender’ Arrested for Holding Services With Up to 500 Against County Coronavirus Order   Mar 30, 2020 10:40 pm

TAMPA, Fla. — Florida prosperity preacher Rodney Howard-Browne, known for the “Holy Laughter Movement” out of which he referred to himself as the “Holy Ghost bartender,” was arrested on Monday for holding two services with up to 500 people on Sunday despite a county coronavirus order limiting gatherings to 10 people. According to reports, Hillsborough County…

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‘We Must Obey the Rule of God’: Three Arrested Outside of N.C. Abortion Facility Amid Stay-at-Home Order   Mar 29, 2020 08:37 am

GREENSBORO, N.C. (Triad City Beat) — Police arrested three men today who were outside of an abortion clinic and attempting to speak with family members. In a Facebook Live video (above) posted by the Charlotte-based anti-abortion group Love Life, a man can be heard saying, “Hey guys, we’re in Greensboro right now. We were in Charlotte earlier this…

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John J. Murray, Respected Scottish Minister and Author, Dies From COVID-19   Apr 02, 2020 04:55 pm

(The Christian Institute) — John J. Murray, a well-known minister and author, has passed away at the age of 85 after contracting coronavirus. Murray went to be with the Lord yesterday after a rapid deterioration in his health. He is survived by his wife Cynthia, son Andrew and five grandsons. … Born and raised in Dornoch, Sutherland, Murray was for 45 years…

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Republican-Appointed Judges in Ohio, Texas Reject Halts on Abortion During Coronavirus Crisis   Mar 31, 2020 02:31 pm

Photo Credit: Alejando Heredia CINCINNATI (Toledo Blade) — A federal judge has temporarily banned Ohio officials from using a public-health order forbidding nonessential surgeries during the coronavirus pandemic to restrict providers from performing abortions within the state. The ruling by Senior U.S. District Judge Michael Barrett, appointed to the bench…

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Lawsuit Challenges Use of Mich. Gov’s COVID-19 Order to Criminalize Pro-Life Outreach Outside Abortion Facilities   Apr 03, 2020 11:25 am

LANSING, Mich. (American Freedom Law Center) – Late last night, the American Freedom Law Center, a national public interest law firm, filed a civil rights lawsuit against Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the City of Detroit, challenging the constitutionality of the governor’s Executive Order 2020-21 (“Shelter in Place” order) as applied to criminalize the…

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Church-Linked Group Distributes Free Lunches to Workers at Madrid Field Hospital   Apr 03, 2020 11:40 am

(Evangelical Focus) — The NGO Remar, linked to the Body of Christ Evangelical Church in Spain, distributed in one day more than 300 lunches to healthcare workers, military personnel, and authorities who work at the IFEMA building in Madrid where a field hospital has been set up due to Covid-19. As a part of their emergency service, Remar S.O.S. volunteers in…

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Latin American Churches Offer Their Premises for Community Needs During Coronavirus Pandemic   Mar 31, 2020 01:28 pm

(Evangelical Focus) — The Christian Alliance of Evangelical Churches of Argentina (ACIERA) sent a letter on March 24 to President Alberto Fernández, saying that its “places of worship, multiple facilities, resources and volunteers are at the service of the country for anything it needs.” … In Colombia, the pastor of the Ríos de Vida Church, Miguel…

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