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  • Algeria: ‘God is sovereign’

    Morning Star News

    Authorities closed another church building and its Bible school on 22 May.

    Citing a law that requires authorisation for non-Muslim places of worship, gen-darmes locked the doors of the evangelical church building in Boudjima. Pastor Youcef Ourahmane said that the permit has been applied for, but the government commit-tee that approves them has never met. Ourahmane said they are praying for the authorities whilst recognising that ‘God is sovereign and is in control of this situation and all circumstances’.

  • Canada: out then in

    Life Site News

    In early May, a professor of psychiatry (who supports sex-change surgery for adults) was banned from Twitter for stating that ‘trans-sexualism and milder forms of gender dysphoria are types of mental disorder’.

    An outcry by supporters had him reinstat-ed a few days later. Professor Ray Blanchard was on the team that wrote the fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5).