Nigerian pastor’s son killed by bandits
Bandits in northern Nigeria killed a pastor’s son last Friday. They also kidnapped the pastor’s wife and three other family members.
Peter Mukaddas, a local leader, told Nigeria’s Daily Post that the bandits invaded the community in the early morning. Then, they headed straight to the pastor’s house and carried out the killing and abductions.
Mukaddas is calling on the government to rescue the pastor’s family. Local police have been unresponsive. This continues the trend of Nigeria’s government doing little to oppose such violence.
He said, “We are fervently praying to God to touch [the kidnappers’] hearts so that they can see the wisdom to release them.”
According to Open Doors, Nigeria is the sixth most dangerous country worldwide for Christians.
Tens of thousands participate in Spain’s pro-life march
On Sunday, tens of thousands of people joined the Yes to Life march in Madrid, Spain.
Five hundred groups supported the event in an effort to oppose “all laws and practices that threaten life and human nature at any moment of its existence, as well as the businesses and ideologies that sustain them.”
Last month, Spain passed legislation allowing girls as young as 16 to get an abortion without parental consent.
Football Coach Joe Kennedy reinstated after Supreme Court win
Last Wednesday, First Liberty Institute announced a Washington State school district has reinstated Joe Kennedy as their assistant football coach, reports CBN News.
In 2015, the Bremerton School District suspended Kennedy for praying on the football field after games. The following year, he sued the school for violating his religious freedom. Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court heard his case and ruled in his favor.
Hiram Sasser with First Liberty celebrated the reinstatement, “We are thrilled that Bremerton [High School] and Coach Kennedy are back together, and we hope they go undefeated.”
U.S. Senate reduces penalties for D.C. carjackings and robberies
The U.S. Senate passed a resolution last Wednesday, nullifying changes to the Washington, D.C. criminal code.
It’s the first time since 1991 that Congress has overturned local D.C. legislation.
If it becomes law, the revised criminal code will reduce the maximum sentences for carjackings and robberies. It also would remove mandatory minimum sentences in most cases.
If it passes the U.S. House, President Joe Biden said he will sign the resolution. This comes as the nation’s capital faces increased gun violence and carjackings.
Ecclesiastes 8:11 says, “Because the sentence against an evil deed is not executed speedily, the heart of the children of man is fully set to do evil.”