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R.C. Sproul, Reformed Theologian and Founder of Ligonier Ministries, Dies at 78

By Heather Clark SANFORD, Fla. — Dr. R.C. Sproul, renowned Reformed theologian and founder of the Florida-based Ligonier Ministries, died on Thursday. He was 78. Ligonier released a statement advising that Sproul died following a nearly two-week battle with respiratory issues. “Dr. R.C. Sproul went home to be with the Lord this afternoon around 3 p.m. surrounded by his wife,… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Christian Club Sues University After Being Booted for Requiring Its Leaders to Align With Beliefs

By Editor (Fox News) — A Christian student group is suing the University of Iowa for discrimination after they were booted off campus for requiring student leaders to embrace Christian religious beliefs—including a clause on sexual morality. The university stripped The Business Leaders in Christ of their status on campus after a member claimed he was denied a leadership… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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US Supreme Court Declines to Hear Appeal of Sheriff’s Deputies Fired for Wife Swapping

By Editor WASHINGTON (AFP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let stand a Louisiana sheriff’s firing of two of his deputies for swapping wives and families, refusing to review lower court rulings in a case that raised eyebrows. Brandon Coker and Michael Golden, who worked in the southern state’s Bossier parish, discovered the loves of their lives—in the arms of each… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Mississippi Supreme Court to Decide if Lesbian Can Be Considered Parent of Woman’s Child Following ‘Divorce’

By Heather Clark JACKSON, Miss. — The Mississippi Supreme Court is set to rule on a case involving two “divorced” women who are locked in a custody battle as one of the women contends that she should also be recognized as the child’s mother, even if she is not the biological parent. Christina Strickland is seeking equal custody of Kimberly Day’s six-year-old son Zayden, who was… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Calif. Biologics Companies That Profited From Selling Tissues, Cells of Aborted Babies to Shut Down Under Settlement

By Heather Clark SANTA ANA, Calif. — Two former partners of the abortion giant Planned Parenthood that had been sued by the district attorney of Orange County, California over allegations that they profited from the remains of aborted babies have agreed to a $7.8 million legal settlement, and will now shut down all business operations in admitting liability. “This settlement… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Judge Rules Govt. Will Not Be ‘Injured’ by Allowing ‘Transgender’ Enlistment in Military Jan. 1

By Heather Clark WASHINGTON — A federal judge has denied the Trump administration’s request to place a hold on her order allowing those who identify as the opposite sex to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1. “In sum, having carefully considered all of the evidence before it, the court is not persuaded that Defendants will be irreparably injured by allowing the accession of… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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UK Teacher Punished Over ‘Slip of Tongue’ in ‘Misgendering’ Student Takes School to Employment Tribunal

By Heather Clark OXFORD, U.K. — A math teacher in the U.K. who was recently punished for saying “Well done, girls” to a group of students in forgetting that one of the girls prefers to be identified as a boy has taken his case to an employment tribunal. Following an investigation, Joshua Sutcliffe, an associate pastor at Christ Revelation Church in Oxford, was found to have… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Man Who Identifies as Woman Lifts 600lbs, Wins Medal in Women’s Weightlifting Competition

By Garrett Haley Photo Credit: Lifting Life ANAHEIM, Calif. — Concerns are being raised after a 39-year-old man who identifies as a woman became the first New Zealander to earn a medal at the annual World Weightlifting Championships, held this year in California. As previously reported, Gavin Hubbard of New Zealand spent over 30 years living as a man and competing in men’s… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Children of Divorce Still Suffering Decades Later

By Editor Photo Credit: Laura Nubuck (Christian Institute) — Children whose parents divorced are still suffering from the damaging effects into their 50s, new research has indicated. A report published by the International Longevity Centre UK found that the consequences of family breakdown do not “wear off.” It adds to the overwhelming evidence showing the serious… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Texas Man Pleads Guilty After Plotting to Join ISIS, Helping Friend Join Terror Group

By Heather Clark Photo Credit: Facebook HOUSTON, Texas — A Texas man has pleaded guilty to providing material support to the barbaric Islamic group ISIS after plotting to join the terror organization and assisting a friend with his plans to fight for ISIS overseas. The U.S. Department of Justice announced on Monday that Asher Abid Khan, 23, of Spring, Texas entered the plea… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Atheist Group Objects to Class Creation of Cross Memorials as Part of City’s Remembrance of Fallen Veterans

By Heather Clark Photo Credit: WTVC-TV RINGGOLD, Ga. — The nation’s most conspicuous professing atheist organization has expressed objection to the creation of cross memorials at a Georgia high school as part of a city effort to remember fallen soldiers. The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) sent a letter earlier this year to the attorney for Catoosa… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Palm Springs Becomes First City Council in Nation to Be All Homosexual, Bisexual or Transgender

By Heather Clark Photo Credit: Palm Springs City Government/Facebook PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — The City of Palm Springs, California has sworn in a man who identifies as a woman, as well as a woman who identifies as bisexual, making its city council all-“LGBT” as its other three members identify as homosexual. Lisa Middleton, a man who identifies as a woman (pictured), and… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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‘Pope Francis’ Claims Angel’s Greeting to Mary as Being ‘Full of Grace’ Meant She Was Without Sin

By Heather Clark ROME — In one of the feasts and celebrations marked on the Roman Catholic liturgical calendar leading up to Christmas, Catholics around the world observed the Feast of Immaculate Conception on Friday, a day in which those who follow the religion commemorate their belief that Mary was conceived in her mother Anne’s womb without original sin. Jorge Bergoglio, also… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Israel Strikes Gaza Hamas Sites After Rocket Attacks

By Editor (BBC) — Israel says it has targeted sites in Gaza belonging to militant group Hamas in retaliation for rocket strikes. Israel’s military said it had hit weapons sites early on Saturday. Two people died, a Gaza hospital said, bringing the deaths in Israeli strikes and gunfire over the past day to four. Three rockets were fired at Israel from Gaza late on… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Evangelical Alliances of Italy, Spain, Malta Denounce ‘Ecumenical Agenda’ of WEA in Open Letter

By Editor (Evangelical Focus) — The Evangelical Alliances of Italy, Spain and Malta have signed an open letter to the World Evangelical Alliance denouncing what they believe is an “ecumenical agenda” that is contrary to the historic vision and positions of the body representing more than 600 million evangelical Christians in the world. The Italian Evangelical Alliance… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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U.S. Department of Justice to Investigate Planned Parenthood, Business Partners’ Sale of Baby Body Parts

By Heather Clark WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Justice has taken steps to investigate the abortion giant Planned Parenthood and its business partners, requesting unredacted documents from the Senate Judiciary Committee in light of Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley’s letter and report submitted last year. “The Department of Justice appreciates the offer of assistance in… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Former Islamic Sheikh Turned Christian Beaten Unconscious

By Editor (Morning Star News) – A former sheikh (Islamic teacher) in eastern Uganda has been in hiding since he lost his family for putting his faith in Christ two years ago, but last month he was tricked into a life-threatening encounter. Mulangira Ibrahim, 27, was on his way to his pastor’s house after a church service on Lake Victoria’s Jaguzi Island, in Mayuge… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Trump Admin Seeks Emergency Injunction Against Order to Allow ‘Transgender’ Enlistment on Jan. 1

By Heather Clark WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has filed an emergency injunction in hopes of deferring a court order that mandated the government to allow those who identify as the opposite sex to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1. “Specifically, Defendants request that the court stay the portion of its preliminary injunction requiring Defendants to begin accessing… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Trump Admin Seeks Hold on Order to Allow ‘Transgender’ Enlistment on Jan. 1

By Heather Clark WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is seeking a hold on a court order that mandated the government to allow those who identify as the opposite sex to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1. “Specifically, Defendants request that the court stay the portion of its preliminary injunction requiring Defendants to begin accessing transgender individuals into the… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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UK Transgender Advocacy Group’s Recommended Reading List for Nursery, Primary Schools Raises Concerns

By Heather Clark LONDON — A homosexual and transgender advocacy group is raising concerns after it recently placed children’s books about gender identity on a recommended reading list for nursery and primary schools in the UK, potentially exposing children as young as three to stories about those who are questioning their birth sex. According to its website, the organization… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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