Britain Pentecostal Prison Chaplain Dismissed Over ‘Homophobic’ Bible Verses

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By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

LONDON, BRITAIN (BosNewsLife)-- A Pentecoctal pastor faced a British employment tribunal Monday, November 2, after he was allegedly forced to resignbarry_trayhorn_video_web_alt
from his job at a sex offenders' prison because Bible verses he quoted were deemed "homophobic". Ahead of Monday's hearing, Reverend Barry Trayhorn said the troubles began while he was leading "worship at a chapel service in May 2014" at the HMP Littlehey detention facility in Cambridgeshire where he spoke about "the wonder of God's forgiveness for those who repent".

Elderly US Missionary Awaits Trial In China Amid Health Concerns


By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

hahninprisonBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- A frail elderly Korean-American aid worker is awaiting trial in China on what supporters believe are trumped up charges linked to his Christian activities on the border with North Korea.

Sri Lanka Deporting Pakistani Christians Despite Possible Death Sentence


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

Asia Bibi faces death sentence on blasphemy charges.ISLAMABAD/COLOMBO (BosNewsLife)-- Sri Lanka has begun sending Pakistani asylum seekers, including Christians, back to their home country where they may face the death penalty for blasphemy against Islam, rights investigators and United Nations officials say.

Frail Kazakhstan Pastor Remains Jailed After Controversial Ruling


By BosNewsLife News Center

pastorrASTANA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- An elderly frail pastor remained behind bars in Kazakhstan Saturday, January 25, following a controversial court ruling, trial observers said. The court in capital Astana told Presbyterian Pastor Bakhytzhan Kashkumbayev, 67, that he would be prosecuted for "harming a parishioner" but added that charges of "propagating extremism" were dropped, according to Christians familiar with the case.

Iran Jails Iranian-American Pastor; Mistreatment Reported


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

pastornowTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- The U.S. State Department says it is in contact with the family of an Iranian-American pastor who activists say is jailed and mistreated for his Christian faith in Tehran.

BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan Court Postpones Ruling On ‘Blasphemy’ Girl


By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Pakistani court refused on Wednesday, November 14, to rule on whether to dismiss a controversial case against a mentally challenged Christian girl who has been charged with "blasphemy against Islam."

BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan ‘Blasphemy’ Girl Still Jailed As Court Adjournes Case


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A court in Islamabad on Saturday, September 1, postponed the bail hearing for a jailed Pakistani Christian girl accused of "blasphemy against Islam", despite mounting international pressure to release her amid concerns she is mentally impaired.