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Florida Police Officer to Receive Letter of Reprimand for Marking ‘Transgender’ as Male on Citation

By Heather Clark FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A Citizens Police Review Board has decided that a Florida police officer should receive a letter of reprimand for marking “male” on a traffic ticket when the driver identified as a woman. The board also recommended that the entire police department receive transgender sensitivity training. According to reports, in January, Officer James… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Atheist Activist Group Seeks Removal of Roadside Cross Memorializing Mother Who Died in Crash

By Heather Clark SALEM, Ore. — A prominent professing atheist organization is seeking the removal of roadside cross memorial in Oregon, which it states is an unconstitutional government endorsement of Christianity because it sits on public property. The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) recently sent a letter to the mayor of Salem to advise that it had… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Letter to Spanish Government Denounces ‘Totalitarian’ Gender Ideology Law

By Editor Photo Credit: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (Evangelical Focus) — The Ibero-American Congress for Life and Family has sent a letter to the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, expressing concern about the LGBT non Discrimination and Equality bill that could be approved in September. The draft law was vindicated by political parties… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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US Defense Secretary Delays Implementation of Policy Allowing Transgenders to Enlist in Military

By Heather Clark WASHINGTON — U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis has pushed back the date on when transgenders will be formally permitted to enlist in the military, stating that the matter needs further consideration. As previously reported, former Defense Secretary Ash Carter lifted the ban on open transgenders last year and set July 1 as the deadline for the Armed Forces to… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Worship Leader Who Lost Two Sons in Car Crash Welcomes Twin Boys With Wife

By Heather Clark CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — A worship leader in North Carolina who lost both of his sons two years ago in a car crash welcomed twin boys with his wife on Monday. Gentry Eddings of Forest Lake Church in Ballantyne and his wife Hadley named their newborn sons Isaiah Dobbs and Amos Reed in honor of their older brothers Dobbs and Reed. Isaiah weighed 6.9lbs and Amos… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Canadian Landlord Ordered to Pay $12,000 for Not Removing Shoes in Muslim Couple’s Bedroom

By Heather Clark ONTARIO — A landlord in Canada is expressing dismay after he was recently ordered by a human rights tribunal to pay $12,000 to a Muslim couple for disrespecting their religion, in part for failing to remove his shoes in their bedroom, which was used as their Islamic prayer space. “I was humiliated. I was made to feel I have no rights, I was made to feel that… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Children Endangered by Puberty Blockers, Medical Experts Warn

By Editor (Christian Institute) — Giving out hormone blockers to “pause” puberty “endangers” young children, medical experts have warned. In an article published in the New Atlantis science journal, experts warned against using hormone-suppressing drugs to encourage gender-confused children to “transition.” The authors concluded that there is little scientific… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Church of England Overwhelmingly Votes to ‘Welcome and Affirm’ Transgenders

By Heather Clark Photo Credit: Hans Musil3 YORK, U.K. — The Church of England, also known as the Anglican Church, has voted overwhelmingly to “welcome and affirm” transgendered persons, and might now also offer special liturgies to mark the person’s “transition” and accept them in their new perceived identity. According to the denomination’s website, the General Synod voted… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Atheist Group Urges Fire Dept. to Remove ‘Blatantly Unconstitutional’ Cross From Fire Station Lawn

By Garrett Haley Photo Credit: Google Earth CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – A prominent atheist group is demanding that a fire department in Georgia take down a cross that has stood outside of one of their fire stations for more than a decade. Catoosa County Fire Department serves a district in far northwestern Georgia, just across the state line from Chattanooga, Tennessee. Outside of… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Commissioner Refuses Church-State Separation Group’s Request to Stop Reading Bible at Public Meetings

By Heather Clark Photo Credit: Christopher Alcantara/Facebook DELTONA, Fla. — A city commissioner in Florida has refused a prominent church-state separation group’s request to stop reading Bible verses at the conclusion of public meetings. Commissioner Christopher Alcantara recently sent a brief and blunt response to Americans United for Separation of Church and State after… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Poor ‘Reflection on Society’ as 12-Year-Olds Given Morning-After Pill by NHS Scotland

By Editor Photo Credit: Bryan Calabro (Christian Institute) — Girls as young as twelve have been offered the morning-after pill by NHS Tayside, a Freedom of Information request has discovered. Scottish newspaper The Courier revealed that dozens of children under the age of 16 had been prescribed the ‘emergency contraceptive’ pill over the last five years in the… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Virginia KKK Rally Countered by 1,000 Protesters

By Heather Clark CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A KKK rally in Virginia was met with a swelling protest on Saturday. An estimated 50 Klan members gathered in Charlottesville to express objection to the city council’s decision to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from Lee Park, which has now been renamed Emancipation Park. The statue has stood since 1924, but has… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Hobby Lobby Agrees to Forfeit Over 5,500 Artifacts, Pay $3 Million in Settlement With Department of Justice

By Heather Clark The popular arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby has agreed to forfeit over 5,500 ancient artifacts and pay $3 million in a civil settlement after the U.S. Department of Justice filed a complaint asserting that the items had been illegally shipped into the country from a dealer in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The company denies any intentional wrongdoing, but… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Oregon Lawmakers Pass Bill Requiring Insurance Companies to Cover Abortion

By Heather Clark Photo Credit: All Nite Images PORTLAND, Ore. — Lawmakers in Oregon have passed a bill that requires insurance companies in the state to cover abortions at no cost to mothers. The state Senate passed H.B. 3391 on Wednesday along party lines after it cleared the House on July 1. “A health benefit plan offered in this state must provide coverage for all of… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Mission Trips Enable the ‘First Experience’ of Hearing God’s Word

By Editor Photo Credit: Audio Scripture Ministries Southern Mexico (Mission Network News) — First experiences are often exciting to have, and sometimes even more exciting to watch. Think of when you saw a baby take their first steps, or a child perform in their first music recital, or an adult buy their first house. Celebration and joy thrum through the newness of the… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Bench That Features ‘God’ Quote From Pennsylvania’s Founder Relocated Following Atheist Complaint

By Heather Clark OIL CITY, Pa. — The Oil City Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) held a public rededication ceremony outside its facility on Monday after a bench featuring a God-centered quote from Pennsylvania’s founder was given back to the organization as city leaders voted to remove the display from a public park due to a complaint from a professing atheist organization. A… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Iranian Christians Face Long Prison Sentences

By Editor (Middle East Concern) — Iranian Christians request prayer for Pastor Victor Bet Tamraz, Amin Afshar Naderi and Hadi Asgari, who face long prison sentences. Following a hearing on June 11, Judge Ahmadpour issued his verdict on July 3 and 4. Pastor Victor was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment, Amin to 15 years (possibly including time already served) and Hadi to… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Megachurch Leader Says Critics of Choir’s ‘Make America Great Again’ Trump Slogan Ode Are ‘Evangelical Gnats’

By Heather Clark Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore DALLAS, Texas — A well-known megachurch leader and Trump supporter says that those who have been critical of last Saturday’s choir performance of a song based on Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan are “evangelical gnats” who are just upset that Trump won the election. “They are absolutely nothing but… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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More Than 100 Wounded, 14 Killed in Chicago Over July 4th Weekend

By Editor CHICAGO (USA Today) — More than 100 people were shot in Chicago over the long Independence Day weekend as a deadly wave of violence once again rocked the massive city besieged by unrelenting gun crime. At least 14 of the gunshot victims died, police said Wednesday. Officer Jose Estrada, spokesman for the police department, said …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Southern Baptist Military Chaplain Conducts ‘Transgender Policy Briefing’ for Army Reserves Unit

By Heather Clark NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Concerns are being raised after a Southern Baptist military chaplain recently conducted a “transgender policy briefing” for members of an Army reserves unit that is based in Nashville—a briefing that was mandatory and was determined by the chaplain as not being violative of the convictions of Christian soldiers. On June 23, the 304 Military… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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