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Christian bookshop fined for refusing to close during lockdown

The Mustard Seed and Bookshop stayed open in breach of lockdown rulesA Christian bookshop that broke lockdown rules has reportedly received penalties totalling 17,000.  The Mustard Seed Bookshop in Gedling, Nottingham, remained open after the lockdown came into force, resulting in the arrest of two men over the weekend.  One of those arrested told the... Read more

City Council Drops Charges against Pastor Fined $800 for Holding Church Services

City Council Drops Charges against Pastor Fined $800 for Holding Church Services In Niles, Illinois, Romanian pastor Daniel Chiu of Logos Baptist Ministries, has been fined $800 for holding indoor church services.According to The Christian Post, the city is claiming that Chiu violated an executive order from governor J.B. Pritzker restricting gatherings amid COVID-19.Initially, Chiu... Read more

‘This Activity Is Unlawful’: California Church Fined $10,000 for Singing, Meeting Indoors

'This Activity Is Unlawful': California Church Fined $10,000 for Singing, Meeting Indoors A pair of California churches has been fined several thousand dollars for violating health restrictions and conducting indoor worship services during the pandemic.North Valley Baptist Church in Santa Clara, Calif., was fined $10,000 by Santa Clara County for conducting two indoor worship services that included... Read more

Christian Photographer Could Be Fined $50,000 for Not Working Same-Sex Wedding

Christian Photographer Could Be Fined $50,000 for Not Working Same-Sex Wedding A Christian photographer filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday seeking to overturn a Virginia law that would force him to take pictures at same-sex weddings under the threat of $50,000 to $100,000 fines.At issue is the Virginia Values Act, which was signed by... Read more