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British TV producers take “Christ out of Christmas” in children’s showCountry/Region: United Kingdom, Europe
The relatives of Thomas the Tank Engine’s author have accused a
television company of political correctness against Christian
beliefs after it removed references to Christmas in a recent
Rev. W. Awdry’s daughter, Hilary Fortnam, said that her father would have been distressed after executives decided to rebrand Christmas using phrases such as “winter holidays” and “holiday tree”.
UK: Councils ordered to stop praying before meetings
Two local councils in England have been told to stop members praying before meetings. It has been suggested that the practice may offend non-believers or other religious groups.
Australia: Muslim teenager goes to court to stop forced marriage
A 16-year-old Muslim girl in Sydney has been placed on an airport watchlist after going to court to prevent her parents sending her to Lebanon for a forced marriage.
Ohio Muslim prisoners sue over non-halal meals
A Muslim man on death row in America has filed a lawsuit that alleges a civil rights violation, claiming that the Ohio prison system is denying him meals prepared according to Islamic law.
Web giants accused of censoring religious speech
The US-based National Religious Broadcasters group has accused Facebook, Google and Apple of religious discrimination and restricting free speech.
UK: Polygamy amongst British Muslims increasing
A growing number of young British Muslims are taking second or third wives, according to religious leaders quoted in news reports
Operation Nehemiah: News and Prayer Update #40
UK: BBC provides alternatives to “offensive” BC and AD;
Greece gives go-ahead for taxpayer-funded mega-mosque;
UK: Police visit Christian cafe owner who displayed Bible verses;
Australia: School bans Lord’s Prayer after parents’ complaints;