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Kentucky clerk acting under “God’s authority” in defying court over gay marriage

Kentucky clerk acting under “God’s authority” in defying court over gay marriage

Wed, 02 Sep 2015

A county clerk in Kentucky has persisted in denying same-sex couples marriage licenses, in open defiance of a federal court order.

Funding row sees Israel’s Christian schools close down in strike against cuts

Funding row sees Israel’s Christian schools close down in strike against cuts

Wed, 02 Sep 2015

All 45 Christian schools in Israel have closed in a strike to protest against funding cuts to their budget from the Israeli government.

Quebec ‘hate speech’ law will target “people who would write against … the Islamic religion”

Quebec ‘hate speech’ law will target “people who would write against … the Islamic religion”

Wed, 02 Sep 2015

The Quebec National Assembly is considering a bill that would be used to criminalise criticism of Islam under the aegis of banning "hate speech".

Church of ‘witch-slapping’ pastor withdraws application to open UK school

Church of ‘witch-slapping’ pastor withdraws application to open UK school

Tue, 25 Aug 2015

A Christian group that linked child disobedience with witchcraft has withdrawn its application to open an independent school after the NSS called on the DfE not to grant the school registered status.