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UK Drug Overdose Deaths Highest in Europe

By Editor Photo Credit: Marton Berta (Christian Institute) — Deaths from drug overdoses continue to rise, with the UK recording the highest numbers in Europe, according to a new report from the EU drugs agency. The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) identified a total of 8,441 overdose deaths in 2015, of which the UK accounted for 31 per… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Northern Illinois United Methodist Conference Commissions Deacon Who Identifies as Neither Male or Female

By Heather Clark Photo Credit: Reconciling Ministries Network CHICAGO — The Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church has commissioned as deacon a woman who identifies as “non-binary,” only uses the letter M for a first name, and prefers the pronoun “they.” Sally Dyck, the bishop of the conference, commissioned M. Barclay on Sunday, along with three other… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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McDonald’s to Utilize Rainbow Fry Boxes in California Bay Area for ‘Gay Pride’ Month

By Heather Clark SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — McDonald’s fast food restaurants in California’s Bay Area will utilize rainbow french fry boxes throughout the month of June in recognition of “Gay Pride Month.” “McDonald’s has always been a company that has supported diversity and inclusion of its employees and extended McDonald’s family,” McDonald’s spokesperson Kim Knapp said in a… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Young Girls in India at Risk of Being Dedicated as ‘Devadasis’

By Editor Photo Credit: Mission India India (Mission Network News) — Sumani, a 16-year-old girl in India, is being pressured by her mother to become a devadasi—essentially a religious prostitute who is dedicated in “marriage” to a Hindu deity. Once dedicated, devadasis are not allowed to marry any man and are taken advantage of in the temples. Sumani participates… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Ontario Passes Bill Empowering Government to Seize Children From ‘Abusive’ Caregivers Who Disallow Gender Transitions

By Heather Clark ONTARIO — Concerns are mounting over a recently passed bill in Canada that has been interpreted as empowering the government to seize children from homes where their parents or caregivers “abusively” refuse to allow the child to “transition” into the opposite sex. Ontario’s Bill 89, also known as “The Supporting Children, Youth and Families Act of 2017,”… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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‘I Understand You Are a Christian!’: Bernie Sanders Angrily Erupts During Questioning of Nominee Who Believes Christ Is Only Way to God

By Heather Clark WASHINGTON — Former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders became agitated and hostile on Wednesday during the questioning of Deputy Budget Director nominee Russell Vought, as he noted a social media post written by Vought that remarked that Muslims “do not know God because they have rejected Jesus Christ his Son, and they stand condemned.” Sanders began by… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Water, Electricity Cut at House Churches in China for Refusing to Install Surveillance Equipment

By Editor WENZHOU, Zhejiang — Disputes over government surveillance devices in house churches continue in China’s coastal Zhejiang as officials cut power and water supplies to several area churches and the homes of church leadership at the beginning of June. Members of Tuanqian Village Church in Rui’an, a county-level city in Wenzhou, Zhejiang, spoke with reporters on… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Parents Horrified at Man’s Risque’ Drag Performance at Children’s Talent Show

By Heather Clark MANHATTAN, N.Y. — Parents at a school district in New York say that they are horrified after witnessing a man deliver a risque’ drag performance during their children’s talent show. According to reports, Public School 96 PTA President Frankie Quinones gave the final performance at the Manhattan Learning Expo, held on May 25 for District 4 students, some as… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Parents Horrified by Man’s Risque’ Drag Performance at Children’s Talent Show

By Heather Clark MANHATTAN, N.Y. — Parents at a school district in New York say that they are horrified after witnessing a man deliver a risque’ drag performance during their children’s talent show. According to reports, Public School 96 PTA President Frankie Quinones gave the final performance at the Manhattan Learning Expo, held on May 25 for District 4 students, some as… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Delaware Lawmakers Pass Bill to Ensure Abortion Remains Legal in State if Supreme Court Overturns Roe

By Heather Clark Photo Credit: Mallory Benedict/PBS News Hour DOVER, Del. — Lawmakers in Delaware have passed a bill that would ensure that abortion remains legal in the state should the U.S. Supreme Court ever overturn Roe v. Wade. The House passed Senate Bill 5 on Tuesday, which amended current law that made it illegal for abortions to be performed except in the cases of… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Releases Statement Recognizing ‘LGBTI Pride Month’

By Heather Clark WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson released a statement on Wednesday recognizing “LGBT Pride Month,” an act that some have noted President Donald Trump has not done, unlike predecessor Barack Obama, who released such a statement each year. “In recognition of LGBTI Month, the Department of State affirms its solidarity with the human rights… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Releases Statement Recognizing ‘LGBTI Pride Month’

By Heather Clark WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson released a statement on Wednesday recognizing “LGBT Pride Month,” an act that some have noted President Donald Trump has not done, unlike predecessor Barack Obama, who released such a statement each year. “In recognition of LGBTI Month, the Department of State affirms its solidarity with the human rights… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Sex Education Linked to Higher Teen Pregnancy Rates

By Editor Photo Credit: Aneta Blaszczyk (Christian Concern) — More sex education is linked to higher rates of teenage pregnancy, a new study has shown. It found that teenage pregnancy rates have declined in areas where the government has cut spending on sex education and birth control. The decline was steepest in areas where councils slashed their teenage pregnancy… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Judge Dismisses Homosexual Activists’ ‘Crimes Against Humanity’ Suit Against Pastor

By Heather Clark SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — A federal judge has dismissed an international lawsuit filed by an African homosexual activist group, which accused an American pastor of committing “crimes against humanity” for speaking out against homosexual behavior in the country. U.S. District Judge Michael Ponsor, appointed to the bench by then-President Bill Clinton, issued an order… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Christian Sanitation Worker in Pakistan Dies after Hospital Refuses to Treat Him, Family Says

By Editor LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A Christian sanitation worker in Pakistan died on Thursday (June 1) after Muslim doctors refused to treat him for poisonous gas he was exposed to in a sewer, sources said. Doctors at Civil Hospital Medical refused to treat 28-year-old Irfan Masih of Umerkot City, Sindh Province, saying they did not want to touch the… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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School District to Again Allow Student Attendance of Off-Site Voluntary Bible Class in Fall After Review

By Heather Clark FREMONT, Mich. — A school district in Michigan plans to again allow students to leave school during lunchtime for off-site voluntary religious instruction after reviewing the details of the matter following a complaint. “We temporarily canceled the program while we reviewed parts of the program,” Fremont Public Schools Superintendent Ken Haggart told MLive. “We… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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School District to Again Allow Student Attendance of Off-Site Voluntary Bible Class After Review of Complaint

By Heather Clark FREMONT, Mich. — A school district in Michigan plans to again allow students to leave school during lunchtime for off-site voluntary religious instruction after reviewing the details of the matter following a complaint. “We temporarily canceled the program while we reviewed parts of the program,” Fremont Public Schools Superintendent Ken Haggart told MLive. “We… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Jury Awards $2M to Granddaughter of TBN Founders, Finding Jan Crouch Acted ‘Outrageously’

By Editor An Orange County jury Monday awarded $2 million for past and future damages to the granddaughter of a founder of the Trinity Broadcasting Network, finding that her grandmother acted “outrageously” to allegations that the plaintiff was molested when she was 13 by a TBN employee. Carra Crouch will only collect $900,000 of the verdict because jurors, who… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Euthanasia Bill Struck Down in Tasmania

By Editor Photo Credit: Julia Freeman Woolpert (Christian Institute) — The Australian state of Tasmania has rejected a bill to legalize euthanasia. The legislation was defeated by 16 votes to 8 in the lower house of the Tasmanian Parliament. It marks the third time in ten years that a euthanasia bill has been defeated in the state. Continue reading this story… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Eyewitness: London Bridge Terrorists Shouted ‘This Is for Allah’ as They Stabbed Victims

By Editor Photo Credit: David Wright (The Independent) — Three terrorists shouted “this is for Allah” as they stabbed random victims during the horrifying van and knife rampage at London Bridge last night, according to an eyewitness. The attackers ploughed into pedestrians as they raced south along the bridge in a white Hermes hire van before crashing into a balustrade… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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