- Oct 29, 2020
Conservative Catholics, Evangelical leaders and right-wing politicians in Brazil have been showing their support to a priest who is under investigation for having allegedly incited acts of homophobia.
Arizona’s Catholic bishops praised the state Supreme Court’s Sept. 16 decision upholding the refusal by two Christian artists to create custom wedding invitations for same-sex couples based on their religious belief in marriage as being between one man and one woman.
Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, a co-founder of a network of bloggers, was found guilty of “conducting propaganda against the communist government” under Article 88 of the Criminal Law. The government indictment accused Quynh of Facebook posts from 2012 to 2016 “criticizing and deforming the Communist Party’s policies and history, and dividing national solidarity.”
An anti-blasphemy law, which had almost never been used in the last 46 years, was repealed by the Danish parliament. Advocates for religious freedom have expressed support for the decision since blasphemy laws are often used against dissenters and critics of dominant religious and political views.