Religious Liberty
Photo courtesy of Tony Miano, via Facebook

American street preacher arrested in London for 'hate speech'

Religious Liberty
by Aimee Stauf
Posted 7/09/13, 04:20 pm

As crowds swelled in the streets of Wimbledon, London, to watch the famed tennis tournament July 1, Tony Miano stood preaching out of his worn Bible to anyone who would listen. A former Los Angeles County deputy sheriff, Miano now spends his time evangelizing outside of abortion centers and on the street while carrying a cross. He worked for Ray Comfort’s street evangelism ministry until last year and writes for the blog Cross Encounters.

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Religious freedom is worth the fight

Religious Liberty
by La Shawn Barber
Posted 7/03/13, 09:30 am

As WORLD’s Whitney Williams reported last week, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Christian retailer Hobby Lobby could go forward with its case against the government without facing millions in fines for refusing to offer the morning-after pill and similar drugs in employee healthcare coverage.

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USDA reverses course on crisis pregnancy center loan denial

Religious Liberty
by Alissa Robertson
Posted 6/20/13, 04:45 pm

A rural Care Net pregnancy resource center will receive a building loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) after all, despite the agency’s initial refusal to work with the Christian-based group. Last Friday, the USDA’s National Appeals Division decided that just because the center in Brattleboro, Vt., holds Bible studies at its facility, the agency had no reason to discriminate against it.

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