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Australian Christians Turning to Homeschooling Amid a Massive Rise in Bullying

By Editor Photo Credit: Sam LeVan (Daily Mail) — Families with deeply religious values are resorting to home schooling their children more frequently, as schools report an increase in religious bullying. Disgruntled parents cited incidents in which their children were taunted and targeted for opposing same-sex marriage. New figures reveal the number of pupils being… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Billboard by ‘Reproductive Justice’ Group Defends Abortion as ‘Self-Care’ as if Day at the Spa

By Heather Clark DALLAS, Texas — A Texas-based group that identifies itself as a “reproductive justice” organization for African American women has purchased a billboard advertisement in Dallas a that claims “abortion is self-care.” The advertisement has been lamented by some as marketing the murder of the unborn as if a woman were taking a day to be pampered at the spa. “Black… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Violent Incidents Embody Pakistan’s Growing Intolerance of Christians

By Editor World Watch List 2018: Pakistan from Open Doors USA on Vimeo (International Christian Concern) – In August, two Christian families became the victims of Pakistan’s ever-growing religious intolerance. In both incidents, the families were subjected to extreme violence due to the low social standing Christians are afforded in Pakistan’s Muslim-dominated… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Judge: Pa. House of Reps. Policy Prohibiting Atheists From Delivering Invocation ‘Discriminates’ on ‘Basis of Religion’

By Heather Clark HARRISBURG, Pa. — A federal judge appointed to the bench by then-President George W. Bush has ruled that the Pennsylvania House of Representatives may not continue to deny atheists the opportunity to present an invocation before the House, as doing so “intentionally discriminates” on the basis of religion in violation of the First Amendment. “We conclude that the… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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‘She Had Been Praying to Be Adopted’: Girl’s Reaction to Note Inside Gift Box From Adoptive Foster Parents Goes Viral

By Heather Clark ATHENS, Ga. — A video of a 10-year-old girl’s tearful yet joyous reaction to the news that she was going to be adopted, along with her siblings, has gone viral. Paige Zezulka of Athens, Georgia recently shared the video on social media as she and her husband Daniel had surprised little Ivey with a framed note that they placed inside of a gift box. “She had… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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‘She Had Been Praying to Be Adopted’: Girl’s Reaction to Note Inside Gift Box From Foster Parents Goes Viral

By Heather Clark ATHENS, Ga. — A video of a 10-year-old girl’s tearful yet joyous reaction to the news that she was going to be adopted, along with her siblings, has gone viral. Paige Zezulka of Athens, Georgia recently shared the video on social media as she and her husband Daniel had surprised little Ivey with a framed note that they placed inside of a gift box. “She had… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Indian Couple Beaten After Leaving ‘Old Gods’ for Jesus

By Editor Photo: Open Doors USA (Open Doors USA) — Preeti and her husband were tied up with ropes and brutally beaten by neighbors in their community for one simple reason: They refused to reject their Christian faith and participate in a local ritual. When Preeti and her husband told the people in their village that they didn’t want to participate in the ritual… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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California Lawmaker Pulls Bill Prohibiting Therapists From Advertising, Offering ‘Any Practices’ Seeking to Change ‘Sexual Orientation’

By Heather Clark SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A California lawmaker who had proposed a bill prohibiting professional therapists from advertising or selling “conversion therapy” services to those seeking to fight homosexual temptation, attaching the prohibition to existing consumer fraud law, has withdrawn the legislation—for now—after speaking with faith leaders in the state. “I… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Couple Who Refused Abortion, Entrusted Son to ‘God’s Hands’ After Being Told Condition Was Terminal, Learns Doctors Misdiagnosed Baby

By Heather Clark Photo Credit: Drew and Ariann Corpstein/GoFundMe DES MOINES, Iowa — A couple in Iowa who was counseled by doctors to abort their unborn son after he was diagnosed with a terminal condition has learned that their child, who was born last month, was misdiagnosed and is expected to live after all. “I didn’t feel like it was my decision to make,” Ariann Corpstein… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Congolese People Displaced by Violence Embrace the Gospel in Refugee Camp

By Editor Photo Credit: Mission Aviation Fellowship DR Congo (Mission Network News/Mission Aviation Fellowship) — As the refugee crisis drags on in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), it is making fewer and fewer headlines. However, the crisis is far from over. Hundreds of thousands of people in the DRC are displaced because of terrible violence in the east…. …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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16 States Tell Supreme Court: Congressional Intent of Title VII Was Birth Sex, Not ‘Gender Identity’

By Heather Clark WASHINGTON — 13 attorneys general and 3 governors, representing 16 states, have joined together in an amicus brief submitted to the United States Supreme Court surrounding an appeal of a ruling out of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, which found it “illegal” under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act for a Michigan funeral home to fire a man who wanted to dress… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Brown U. Censors ‘Gender Dysphoria’ Study, Worried Findings Might ‘Invalidate the Perspectives’ of ‘Transgender Community’

By Editor Photo Credit: Ad Meskens/Wikipedia Commons (Fox News) — Brown University has come under fire after censoring its own study on “transgender” youth, which found that social media and friends can influence teenagers to change their gender identity. The university removed an article about the study from its website five days after it was published, following… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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U.S. Deports Last Surviving Nazi Collaborator Who Guarded Death Camp Back to Germany

By Editor  MAINZ, Germany (NBC News) — The last known Nazi collaborator living in the U.S. was deported to Germany overnight. Jakiw Palij, 95, had lived in New York City for decades. He served as a guard at a Nazi forced labor camp during the Second World War. In a statement released by the White House after Palij landed in Germany early Tuesday, President Donald… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Judge Sides With Boston’s Denial of Request to Fly Christian Flag During Event Recognizing Judeo-Christian Heritage

By Heather Clark BOSTON, Mass. — A federal judge appointed to the bench by then-President Barack Obama has sided with Boston officials who denied a group’s request to fly the Christian flag outside of city hall during an event celebrating the religious history of the city and the contributions made by Christians. According to reports, the group Camp Constitution sought to host an… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Preacher Against Homosexuality? ‘Gay’ Athlete? Assignment Asks Students to Determine Who Is ‘Most Deserving’ to Live or Die

By Heather Clark Screenshot WKYC-TV CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio — A “Whom to Leave Behind” assignment given to students at a middle school in Ohio has generated controversy as it asks youth to choose 8 people from a list of 12 whose lives will be saved in a hypothetical situation in which the Earth will be destroyed. According to reports, the exercise was recently assigned to… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Kidnapped Christian Teenager Leah Sharibu Calls on Nigerian President for Help in Audio Recording

By Editor (World Watch Monitor) — Leah Sharibu, the Christian teenager abducted by an Islamist group in February, has asked Nigeria’s president to intervene and help facilitate her release. In a 35 seconds-long audio recording, obtained by Ahmad Salkida for the Nigerian newspaper The Cable, she asks for help for her family and herself. “I also plead to the members… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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125 South Korean Women Collectively Ingest Abortion Pill in Protest of Country’s Laws Banning Abortion

By Heather Clark Photo Credit: Yonhap/Korea Bizwire SEOUL — A reported 125 South Korean women collectively ingested an abortion pill on Sunday in a protest against the country’s laws banning abortion. Korea Bizwire reports that the demonstration was held in front of the Bosingak Pavilion in Seoul’s Jongno district as the protesters called for the South Korean government to… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Pakistani Christian Loses Sight in One Eye in Attack by Muslim Neighbors

By Morning Star News KARACHI, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A young Christian man in Karachi, Pakistan lost sight in one eye when armed Muslim neighbors attacked his family, his father said. Vikram John, 25, lost sight in his left eye after Muslim neighbors who had pressured his family to leave the neighborhood with months of harassment beat him and other family members on the… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Lesbians Sue Retirement Village ‘Operating in Accordance With Biblical Principles’ for Declining Housing Request

By Heather Clark ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Two lesbians have filed a federal lawsuit against a Christian retirement village for declining their application to live in the senior community due to its longstanding cohabitation policy that only allows married men and women or siblings to share a dwelling. Attorneys for Mary Walsh and Bev Nance filed the lawsuit against Friendship Village in… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Amnesty International Launches Writing Campaign for Release of Four Iranian Christians

By Editor (World Watch Monitor) — Amnesty International (AI) has launched an Urgent Action calling for the release of four Iranians sentenced to a combined total of 45 years in prison “solely for practicing their Christian faith.” Its report calls for urgent action from the Iranian government to “quash the convictions and sentences of Victor Bet-Tamraz, Shamiram… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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