Algeria: Court reduces fine but retains suspended prison sentence for 11 Christians

A court of appeals in Algeria has reduced a fine given to a group of 11 Christians convicted of “unauthorized non-Muslim worship,” but it retained a suspended prison sentence that was also given, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. Concerned that Muslim citizens should not be diverted from their faith, Algeria passed a law in 2006 designed to repress non-Muslim worship.

Conservative SCOTUS majority appears to favor school football coach dismissed for public prayer

At the end of oral arguments in a case involving the constitutionality of allowing overt prayer and religious expression in public schools, the US Supreme Court’s conservative majority on Monday appeared to sympathize with the plaintiff, a Christian football coach whose employment contract at a public school was not renewed after he prayed on the 50-yard line following games, USA Today reports.

22 AGs file brief with SCOTUS against federal firearm accessory ban

Twenty-two state attorneys general, led by AGs from Montana and West Virginia, have petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court over a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) rule they argue would immediately transform hundreds of thousands of law-abiding gun owners into criminals.

SCOTUS to hear case on religious freedom, LGBTQ rights

The US Supreme Court will hear the case of a Christian graphic designer who argues that her constitutional right to free speech and expression is violated by a Colordao anti-discrimination law that could force her to create websites for same-sex weddings against her religious convictions, Yahoo News reports.

Conservative Christians file suit requesting Supreme Court to block Biden’s vaccine mandate for business

Three major conservative Christian organizations filed suit in the US Supreme Court Saturday, urging the Justices to block a Biden administration COVID-19 vaccination mandate that requires all companies with 100 or more employees to ensure all their staff are vaccinated or take regular tests. The plaintiffs assert there will be a “constitutional crisis” if the Supreme Court does not act.

Algeria: Appeals court upholds heavy fine against Christian

An Algerian court of appeals on December 1 upheld a hefty fine given to a Christian convert from Islam who had been charged with accepting donations without a license for the purpose of proselytization, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.

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