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Atheist Group Stops Church From Handing Out ‘Religious Flyers’ During State-Affiliated Hunter’s Safety Class

By Heather Clark LACONIA, N.H. — A prominent professing atheist group that seeks to separate God from government has succeeded in stopping a church from distributing gospel literature and an invitation to Sunday services to attendees of a state-affiliated hunter’s safety class held at the house of worship. “These proselytizing handouts are supremely insulting to non-Christians… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Minnesota City Eliminates Free Speech Zone Following Controversy Over Satanic Monument

By Heather Clark BELLE PLAINE, Minn. — Council members in a Minnesota city have voted to eliminate a free speech zone that it had just created in February as a way to try to save a veterans memorial that upset atheists because of its perceived religious symbolism. “The original intent of providing the public space was to recognize those who have bravely contributed to defending… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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UK Tube Station Drops ‘Divisive’ Ladies and Gentlemen Announcements

By Editor Photo Credit: Jonathan Harford LONDON (Christian Institute) — London Underground announcements will now be in “gender-neutral” language, after a change in policy. Transport for London (TfL) has informed its workers to begin announcements with “hello everyone” instead of ‘”adies and gentlemen” to ensure Tube stations are “fully inclusive.” Homosexual… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Washington Florist Told She Must Service ‘Gay Weddings’ Appeals to U.S. Supreme Court

By Heather Clark RICHLAND, Wash. — A Washington florist who has been accused of discrimination for declining a regular customer’s request that she create floral arrangements for his same-sex ceremony is taking her case to the U.S. Supreme Court. Barronelle Stuzman of Arlene’s Flowers in Richland, Washington had provided a referral to the customer instead. “Barronelle is an… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Judge Finds David Daleiden in Contempt for Releasing Undercover Abortion Convention Video Despite Court Order

By Heather Clark SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — A federal judge has found pro-life activist David Daleiden, who is known for his undercover investigation into Planned Parenthood’s provision of aborted baby body parts to biomedical companies, to be in contempt for releasing video footage from the National Abortion Federation’s annual conventions despite a court order. U.S. District… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Pastor in India Shot Dead

By Editor HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – A pastor in northern India’s Punjab state was shot dead in front of his church premises two months after Hindu extremists took offense at a gospel event celebrating his church’s 25th anniversary, sources said. Pastor Sultan Masih of Temple of God was found shot dead at Peer Banda Mohalla in the Salem Tabri area of… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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U.S. House Fails to Pass Amendment Banning Govt. From Funding Soldiers’ ‘Gender Transitions’

By Heather Clark WASHINGTON — The U.S. House has rejected a proposed amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would have banned the U.S. Department of Defense from using federal money to fund the “gender transition” procedures of soldiers who wish to live as the opposite sex. Over 20 Republicans voted no on Thursday to Amendment 183, presented by Rep…. …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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U.S. Appeals Court Rules Commission’s Prayers Cannot Be Exclusively Christian

By Heather Clark RICHMOND, Va. — The full Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Virginia has ruled that the prayers presented during a North Carolina commission’s meetings cannot be exclusively Christian, asserting that representing only one faith at the public-attended government events violates the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution. “We conclude that the Constitution… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Grieving Parents Say ‘Blue Whale’ Social Media Challenge Led 15-Year-Old Son to Commit Suicide

By Garrett Haley Photo Credit: Facebook SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Funeral services were held on Thursday for a Texas teenager who, according to his parents, committed suicide after a social media challenge dared him to kill himself and broadcast his death on social media. The parents of 15-year-old Isaiah Gonzalez said they found their son on Saturday morning, July 8th, after he… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Malta Legalizes Same-Sex ‘Marriage’

By Editor VALLETTA, Malta (New York Times) — Lawmakers in Malta, a predominantly Roman Catholic country, voted to legalize same-sex marriage on Wednesday, joining much of Western Europe by replacing the traditional “you are now husband and wife” declaration in civil ceremonies with “you are now spouses.” Only one lawmaker out of 67 in the Maltese Parliament voted… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Southern Baptist-Owned LifeWay Stores Won’t Pull ‘Message Bible’ After Author’s ‘Gay Marriage’ Retraction

By Heather Clark Photo Credit: Clappstar LifeWay Christian Stores, which is owned by the Southern Baptist Convention, says that it will not pull the “Message Bible” or any of Eugene Peterson’s other writings now that the author has retracted his initial statements about same-sex “marriage.” “Based upon Eugene Peterson’s retraction, we will continue to sell his resources,”… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Eritrean Church Turns Cemeteries Into Meeting Places

By Editor Photo Credit: Charles Fred Eritrea (Mission Network News) — Homes. Graveyards. Shipping Containers. These are the meeting places of the Eritrean Church. Over 100 believers have been arrested in Eritrea during the last month, but Greg Musselman of Voice of the Martyrs Canada says the recent crackdown is nothing new for the nation. Fifteen years ago the… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Apologist James White Draws Concerns After Holding, Defending Interfaith ‘Dialogue’ at Church With Muslim Imam

By Heather Clark A well-known Reformed apologist, elder and professional debater is drawing concerns after presenting, and continuing to defend, an interfaith dialogue event at a Mississippi church with a Muslim imam, which he says was meant to help Christians and Muslims engage in conversation and to “get along without compromise.” Some objectors, while noting that they… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Hawaii Pregnancy Centers Challenge Law Requiring Posting of Info About Govt Contraception, Abortion Services

By Heather Clark Photo Credit: Credit Aneta Blaszczyk HONOLULU, Hawaii — A church that operates a pro-life pregnancy center and an organization that operates a chain of pregnancy centers have filed suit to challenge a new Hawaii law that they believe wrongfully forces them to provide advertising for government abortion and contraception services against their conscience,… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Hawaii Pregnancy Centers Challenge Law Requiring Posting of Info About Govt Contraception, Abortion Programs

By Heather Clark Photo Credit: Credit Aneta Blaszczyk HONOLULU, Hawaii — A church that operates a pro-life pregnancy center and an organization that operates a chain of pregnancy centers have filed suit to challenge a new Hawaii law that they believe wrongfully forces them to provide advertising for government abortion and contraception coverage programs against their… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Christians in Coastal Kenya Concerned After Slaughter of 13 Non-Muslims

By Editor NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Al Shabaab militia over the weekend killed 13 non-Muslims, mostly Christians, in coastal Kenya, sources said. Village Muslims in the Pandanguo settlement of Lamu County helped Islamic extremists from the Somalia-based Al Shabaab identify locations where the Christians resided, a survivor of the attack told Morning Star News… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Group of Religious Leaders, False Teachers Surround and Lay Hands on President Trump

By Heather Clark WASHINGTON — A number of religious leaders, including Paula White and Rodney Howard-Browne, appeared in the oval office on Monday, where they surrounded President Trump and laid hands on him. Howard-Browne, known for the “Holy Laughter Movement” and his claim of being a “Holy Ghost bartender,” said that he had been asked by White, who reportedly serves as a… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Cuban Appeals Court Overturns Prison Sentence Against Pastor Punished for Homeschooling His Children

By Heather Clark HAVANA, Cuba — A Cuban appeals court has overturned a prison sentence leveled against a pastor who was punished in May for homeschooling his children. “This is a far better outcome than I had expected,” said Mike Donnelly of the Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) in an update on Wednesday. “Based on my understanding of how Cuba treats its dissidents, I… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Food Aid Reaching Christians Displaced by Boko Haram

By Editor Photo Credit: Johnny Marou NORTHEAST NIGERIA (Baptist Press) — Food aid is beginning to reach Nigerian Christians and others displaced by Boko Haram violence in the Lake Chad Basin, World Watch Monitor (WWM) reported July 10. WWM said food was delivered to at least 75,000 people in some of the most isolated camps in early July, citing reports from… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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False ‘Message Bible’ Creator Changes Mind on Homosexuality, Says He Would Officiate ‘Gay Wedding’

By Heather Clark Photo Credit: Clappstar/Wikipedia Eugene Peterson, the creator of the 2002 “Message Bible” modern paraphrase, states that he has changed his mind on the issue of homosexuality and would be willing to officiate a same-sex ceremony if he were pastoring a church today. “I wouldn’t have said this 20 years ago, but now I know a lot of people who are gay and… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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