Interfaith Candlelight Vigil Against ISIS, Westboro Protests Joel Osteen’s Church, Law Society Denies Entry to Christian Law Grads

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Here’s what you need to know in Christian News for Nov. 12:

Candlelight Vigil To Denounce ISIS Violence

A candlelight vigil will take place today in Washington, D.C. to denounce ISIS violence.

The vigil will include both Christian and Muslim leaders, who are joining together to ask President Obama for more action against ISIS.

Rev. Patrick Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition in Washington, D.C. said:

“It is imperative that the global community stand up and with a loud voice and condemn the violence of ISIS against religious minorities, women and children. We cannot be silent when it comes to this brutality and barbarism. We cannot be indifferent.

“It is especially critical that Christians and Muslims unite in one voice to condemn the violence and let those who are being impacted by ISIS know that they are not not alone and we have not forgotten them.

Westboro Baptist Church Protests Joel Osteen Church

The Westboro Baptist Church protested Sunday at Joel Osteen’s home church in Houston, Texas.

The Baptist Church protesters held signs criticizing Annise Parker’s support for the city’s Equal Rights Ordinance. The ordinance, some say, would have some unintended consequences, such as allowing men who identify as female to use women’s bathrooms.

A pastor from Christ Fellowship in North Carolina who protested alongside WBC in Houston said: “It’s a disgusting law that they (the city council) passed, that’s only pushed by homosexuals.”

Lakewood church in Houston did not release an official comment.

“The fact that we have guys like this (WBC) fighting, preaching against each other, that doesn’t make any sense, Lakewood attendee Christopher Clark told KHOU. “I’d rather go to Osteen’s church where he makes us feel good about ourselves then go to this other guy’s church where you hear him yelling and calling Osteen a whore. What kind of church is that?”

Law Society Denies Christian Law School Graduates

The Law Society of British Columbia will not allow graduates of Trinity Western University’s proposed law school to join the society.

The Law Society had earlier decided to accept the Christian school’s graduates.

Trinity Western spokesman Guy Saffold said the university is “disappointed” in the decision.

“The process for the TWU School of Law is ongoing,” he said. “We will take some time to review our course of action in British Columbia.”

Trinity Western University (TWU), located in Langley, B.C., is Canada’s largest Christian university. In 2012, the university announced it would open a law school.

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