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5 things we learned this week

Fri 04 Mar 2016
By Sam Hailes

Here's five things we learned this week in the world of Christian news

1. Texting about prayer could land you in trouble with the police


A Christian man was confronted by armed police whilst sitting on a plane after a fellow passenger reported him for sending a text message about prayer. Laolu Opebiyi, 40, had to give his phone to officers and leave the Easyjet aircraft at Luton Airport after another man oversaw his WhatsApp message to a chat called "ISI men". He said he showed police his Bible to prove he was a Christian and explained he was arranging a prayer meeting with his friends.

2. Ashers Bakery's 'gay cake' legal fight has cost them £50,000

Ashers Bakery in Northern Ireland has accumulated legal costs totalling £50,000 as it fights a discrimination ruling for refusing to make a cake with a slogan supporting same-sex marriage. The figure has been revealed as a group of senior judges examined the claims of Northern Ireland's Attorney General that the anti-discrimination laws in the case directly discriminate against those who hold certain religious beliefs.

3. St Paul's Cathedral 'shows evolution'


It has been revealed that the images painted on the roof of St Paul's Cathedral by William Blake Richmond in 1890, could appear to depict the theory of evolution. The cathedral's head of collections, Simon Carter, said the mosaic appears to support Darwin's theories about the survival of the fittest - which he said is shown through a depiction of a fish with teeth "fighting for survival."

4. Britney is still a believer


Pop star Britney Spears has opened up about her Christian faith criticising people as being "really quick to judge". The celebrity said she had "my relationship with God and myself and that's what matters to me...I really don't care what most people think."

5. The Prime Minister thinks this Christian MP could be the next James Bond

Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The next James Bond could be the Christian MP Stephen Crabb, the Prime Minister has suggested. Entering the discussion about who should be the next 007 David Cameron said the Welsh Secretary would make a fine Mr Bond.

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