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‘Hipster Pastor’ Launches Late-Night Comedy Show ‘Mocking Sin,’ ‘Making Christian Entertainment Not Su-k’

By Heather Clark An Arizona-based group recently launched a “political late-night comedy” show similar to “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report” to provide, through stand-up comedy and skits by its pastor, satire and strong language to make a “mockery of sin” in an effort, they say, to rival secular entertainment and engage the culture with the gospel. The endeavor has generated… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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‘Hipster Pastor’ Launches Late-Night Comedy Show ‘Mocking Sin,’ ‘Making Christian Entertainment Not S*ck’

By Heather Clark An Arizona-based group has launched a “political late-night comedy” show similar to “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report” to provide stand-up comedy and skits by its pastor, who recently had been characterized by the New York Post as a “hipster pastor.” The weekly broadcast uses satire and strong language to make a “mockery of sin” in an effort, they say, to… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Northern Ireland Judge Dismisses Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Cases

By Editor (Christian Institute) — The High Court in Belfast has dismissed two cases which sought to have same-sex marriage introduced to Northern Ireland. In one case, an anonymous man known as applicant X, who entered into a homosexual “marriage” three years ago, sought a declaration that the union is valid under NI law. In the other, two couples who are in civil… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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David Daleiden Succeeds in Appeal Surrounding University of Washington’s Baby Body Parts Docs

By Heather Clark SEATTLE, Wash. — An appeals court has overturned a lower court ruling in regard to the redaction of certain information from documents from the University of Washington that were requested by pro-life activist David Daleiden surrounding the institution’s transferral and use of the body parts of aborted babies. Daleiden, who operates the Center for Medical… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Report: Nearly All Women in Iceland Who Receive Down Syndrome Diagnosis Obtain Abortion

By Heather Clark REYKJAVIK — A new report by CBS is raising concern as it highlights the fact that nearly all women in the Nordic nation of Iceland who receive a Down syndrome diagnosis obtain an abortion—to the point that children with Down syndrome have been nearly eradicated. “We don’t look at abortion as a murder,” Helga Sol Olafsdottir of Landspitali University Hospital in… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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‘I Prayed Without Ceasing’: Freed Canadian Pastor Details Hard Labor Sentence in North Korea

By Heather Clark TORONTO — A Canadian pastor who had been sentenced to hard labor for life but was released last week on “sick bail,” outlined to his church on Sunday that he prayed without ceasing during the ordeal and stayed close to the Scriptures. “While I was laboring, I prayed without ceasing,” Hyeon Soo Lim, 62, pastor of Light Korean Presbyterian Church in Toronto, told… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Washington University Professor: Biology of ‘Transgender’ Athletes Does Not Change

By Editor (Christian Institute) — Transsexual athletes who compete against women are “feminized males rather than true females,” an American professor has warned. Speaking to Fox News, Dr. Paul Hruz cautioned that “there are many aspects of fundamental biology that don’t change” when athletes take hormone-suppressing drugs. Transsexual people often take these… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Roy Moore, Luther Strange Head for Runoff in Alabama Senate Race

By Editor HOMEWOOD, Ala. (New York Times) — Roy S. Moore, a former chief justice of the State Supreme Court, and Senator Luther Strange emerged from a crowded Republican field on Tuesday in a special Senate primary in Alabama, according to The Associated Press. They will face off for their party’s nomination next month in a runoff election, a contest that will test… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Jharkhand the Latest Indian State to Pass ‘Anti-Conversion Bill’

By Editor (World Watch Monitor) — The Indian state of Jharkhand passed an “anti-conversion bill” at its Assembly meeting on 12 August, despite demands that the bill should be sent to a select committee for further scrutiny. “This is not normal,” Indian journalist Anto Akkara told World Watch Monitor. “It shows the growing arrogance of the Hindu… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Annual U.S. Religious Freedom Report Outlines Ongoing Persecution in Iran, China, Sudan

By Heather Clark WASHINGTON — The U.S. Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor released its annual International Religious Freedom Report on Tuesday, detailing the status of 199 countries and outlining particularly egregious examples of persecution. “Almost 80 percent of the global population live with restrictions on or hostilities to limit their freedom of religion,”… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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UK ‘Progressive Christian’ Festival to Include Muslim Group Teaching Sufi Worship Chants

By Heather Clark LONDON — A “progressive Christian” festival in the UK has added a Muslim platform to its upcoming event in an effort to eradicate negative stereotypes against those of the Islamic faith. The event will include a group that will teach attendees universal Sufi chants, as well as others who seek to combat “Islamophobia” in the world. “It is because we are Christian… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Trump Endorses Luther Strange in Alabama U.S. Senate Race Rather Than Roy Moore

By Heather Clark WASHINGTON — As Tuesday marks primary day in Alabama’s special election to fill the seat vacated by former U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions, President Trump has endorsed Sen. Luther Strange for U.S. Senate over “Ten Commandments Judge” Roy Moore. “Big day in Alabama. Vote for Luther Strange, he will be great!” he tweeted early Tuesday. “Luther Strange of the… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Kidnappers Staple Crosses in Legs of Hong Kong Christian

By Editor (China Aid) — Chinese authorities drove staples into the limbs of a pro-democracy activist in Hong Kong on Aug. 11, forming cross shapes on his legs. According to The New York Times, Howard Lam, a member of Hong Kong’s Democratic Party, displayed wounds he suffered after Chinese officials kidnapped him and stapled his legs for writing to F.C. Barcelona to… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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‘Pastor’ Defends Dance During Service to Profane Rap Song, Claims Men in Bible Used Coarse Language

By Heather Clark The leader of a Missionary Baptist assembly in California is defending the use of a profane secular rap song during a recent Sunday service, saying that he believes the men of the Scriptures likely used edgy language and that he curses in prayer sometimes himself. Several youth performed a dance to Jay-Z’s “The Story of O.J.” on July 30 before the… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Parents of Eight-Year-Old Boy Who Identifies as Girl Sue School for ‘Forcing’ Son ‘to Live as a Boy’

By Heather Clark YORBA LINDA, Ca. — The parents of an eight-year-old California boy who identifies as a girl have sued the private school that their son had been enrolled in for allegedly “being forced to live as a boy,” including requiring him to wear the boys’ uniform and not using his preferred female name or pronoun. “When any adult says to a child, ‘You may not live… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Two Men Randomly Gunned Down Outside Chicago Church While Arriving for Sunday Service

By Heather Clark CHICAGO — Two men were fatally shot outside of a Chicago church on Sunday by an unknown gunman who charged them with an accomplice as they were walking up the steps to join the congregation for the morning service. The shooting occurred at Friendship Baptist Church just after 11:15 a.m. According to reports, usher Emmanuel Fleming, 34, was walking up the steps… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Christians in Yemen Persevering in Midst of Persecution

By Editor (World Watch Monitor) — The ongoing civil war in Yemen has claimed thousands of lives, but, away from the conflict, the country’s Christian minority has also faced targeted attacks by the insurgent Islamist group Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. Yemen, the Arab world’s poorest nation, with 26 million people, is “the last bastion on the Arabian Peninsula… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Hillary Clinton’s ‘Pastor’ Says Former Presidential Candidate Considering ‘Occasionally’ Preaching

By Heather Clark Photo Credit: Bill Shillady NEW YORK — In speaking to reporters about the upcoming release of his compilation of devotionals written for Hillary Clinton throughout her presidential candidacy, Bill Shillady revealed that Clinton is now considering preaching on occasion as a layperson. Shillady, who serves as the executive director of the United Methodist City… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Christian Rights Activists in Vietnam Charged with Serious ‘Crimes’

By Editor (Morning Star News) – After 19 long months of investigative detention following his Dec. 16, 2015 arrest, renowned human rights attorney Nguyen Van Dai was finally charged with a crime on July 30. Vietnamese authorities charged Dai, 35-year-old legal associate Le Thu Ha and four other human rights activists, including Pastor Nguyen Trung Ton, 45, with… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Colorado Man Hails Satan in Presenting Invocation at City Council Meeting

By Heather Clark GRAND JUNCTION, Co. — A Colorado man hailed Satan as he presented an invocation at a city council meeting this week, while some concerned members of the community stood outside praying. During Wednesday’s meeting before the Grand Junction City Council, Mayor Rick Taggart called out Scott Iles, a member of the Western Colorado Atheists and Freethinkers, who had… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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