Media Watch Around The World

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Police’s ‘transphobic’ tweets probe unlawful

February 17, 2020 BBC News: The police response to an ex-officer's allegedly transphobic tweets was unlawful, the High Court has ruled. Harry Miller was visited by Humberside Police at…

What’s a ‘throuple’? ‘House Hunters’ episode puts polyamory on the radar

February 17, 2020 NBC News: Viewers of HGTV’s popular show “House Hunters” this week watched in shock — with a bit of awe — as a polyamorous “throuple” searched for a new home in Colorado…

MPs and churches reject Fierravanti-Wells’ call to scrap ‘flawed’ religious discrimination bill

February 14, 2020 The Guardian: Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells says the Coalition’s ‘flawed’ religious discrimination bill should be scrapped.Photograph: Mike Bowers/The Guardian Coalition…

‘Risky’, ‘unrealistic’: MPs hit back at call to ditch religious discrimination bill

February 14, 2020 Sydney Morning Herald: Coalition MPs and church leaders have dismissed a call for the government's religious discrimination bill to be scrapped, with the chair of the committee set to…

‘Historic’ Christian event brings together 140,000 youth — and Brazil’s president

February 13, 2020 Fox News: Thousands of Christians – including the President of Brazil......

ACK clergy boycott UK forum over presence of gay leaders

February 13, 2020 The Nation: Some Anglican clergy from Kenya have boycotted the Lambeth Conference in the UK protesting the presence of gay senior church leaders. Anglican Archbishop…

No criminal probe into British church

February 13, 2020 BBC News: Police have announced they will not launch a criminal inquiry into an evangelical church accused of financially exploiting young people. The Met held a review…

Brazil Prosecutors Seek to Remove Ex-Missionary From Indigenous Post

February 13, 2020 Reuters: Federal prosecutors sought on Tuesday to reverse a controversial decision by Brazil's right-wing government to appoint a former evangelical missionary to protect isolated and recently contacted indigenous tribes in the Amazon.

Socialism and Atheism Still U.S. Political Liabilities

February 13, 2020 Gallup: Over 90% would vote for a candidate who is black, Catholic, Hispanic, a woman or Jewish Much smaller majorities open to atheist, Muslim…

Row erupts at UK General Synod over LGBT rights in the church

February 13, 2020 UK Telegraph: A row over homosexuality erupted at General Synod after both conservative and LGBT activists accused the Church of England of “kicking [the] can down the road”.…

‘Flawed’: Liberal senator wants religious discrimination bill scrapped

February 13, 2020 Sydney Morning Herald: A senior Coalition backbencher has called for the controversial religious discrimination bill to be scrapped because it is too "flawed", saying it should be…

What’s on pastors’ minds? It’s not religious liberty: New study - Religion News Service

February 12, 2020 Religion News Service: What's on pastors' minds? It may not be what you think, according to a report released last week…

Was the Bible right? Inscription may confirm ancient Israel’s borders

February 10, 2020 Jerusalem Post: How far north did the biblical kingdom of Israel extend?A newly-discovered Hebrew-language inscription might confirm that the border of ancient Israel reached…

Historic Bishop’s Court in Adelaide listed for sale, set to smash city’s $7 million record

February 10, 2020 Sydney Morning Herald: One of Adelaide’s most historic properties has hit the market today for the first time since it was built more than 160 years ago. Bishop’s Court, home to the…

Father who refused to send son to school over gender equality lessons ‘is facing jail’

February 10, 2020 Daily Mail: Muslim father who refused to send son, 9, to school for months after claiming gender equality lessons were a safeguarding risk is 'facing jail' Jabar Hussain…

Franklin Graham vows to tour U.K. despite venues canceling on evangelical leader

February 10, 2020 Washington Times: Evangelical leader Franklin Graham vowed Friday to follow through with an upcoming tour of the United Kingdom in spite of setbacks caused by a series of recent…

Few Anglicans back blessing gay marriages

February 8, 2020 Canberra Times: Australia's senior Anglican has referred a diocese decision to allow blessing of same-sex marriages. Only a small number of submissions to an Anglican tribunal…

Are Iran’s Christian converts at greater risk after Soleimani’s demise?

February 7, 2020 Jerusalem Post: Following the death of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani, the international spotlight is once again on the Islamic Republic of Iran’s many human rights…

Trump to appoint Jimmy Carter’s pastor as ‘reentry czar’ to aid former prisoners

February 6, 2020 CNN: President Donald Trump will appoint Pastor Tony Lowden as the administration's "reentry czar," a position designed to implement and coordinate…

When Prayer Requests Become Viral Hashtags

February 6, 2020 Christianity Today: The first thing her daughter’s diagnosis stole from Holly McRae was her words. Her memory of that day in 2009 is foggy, but the hospital staff later told her…