The recently released 2016 World Watch list compiled by Open Doors — a nondenominational Christian mission organization dedicated to supporting persecuted Christians around the world — found that 2015 was the worst year for persecuted Christians than any other time in modern history.

 

While the nation's capital was preparing to shut down due to the inclement weather predicted, thousands of pro-life activists and proponents for human life from around the country were gearing up to brave the freezing weather and possible snowstorm. Friday, January 22, marked the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, and on that day the March for Life celebrated its 42rd march in peaceful protest.

Last fall, California enacted Assembly Bill 775. The law, which went into effect on January 1 of this year, requires pregnancy centers in the state to have written statements posted in all clinics making clients aware of the state’s abortion programs. In response to this pro-abortion law, three faith-based pregnancy centers filed a lawsuit against the state on Thursday.

After the New York State Court of Appeals on January 14 rejected an appeal made by the owners of a farm and wedding venue who had been charged by the New York State Human Rights Division with illegal discrimination and fined $13,000 for refusing to host the wedding of a same-sex couple, an attorney for the farm’s owners said they are considering another appeal.

Conservatives rightly complain about the federal government going beyond its enumerated powers in the U.S. Constitution, but state and local governments across the nation are also implementing the secular progressive agenda through city ordinances, state laws, and court decisions.