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US Supreme Court Declines to Hear Challenge to Mississippi’s Freedom of Conscience Act

By Heather Clark WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal of a Fifth Circuit ruling that upheld Mississippi’s “Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act,” a bill meant to shelter residents from punishment when acting in accordance with their religious convictions in regard to the institution of marriage. The court denied the… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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SAT-7 Christian Television Among First to Enter Syria in New Documentary

By Editor Syria (Mission Network News) – During March 2011, Syria erupted into a civil war still being fought today. In the past seven years, thousands of Syrians have fled their homeland, searching for safety from the violence which threatened their lives. Yet, with a flicker of hope still ignited in their hearts, some Syrians are beginning the journey back into the… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Gideons No Longer Allowed to Offer Bibles at Kansas Elementary School Following Complaint

By Heather Clark HERINGTON, Kan. — Representatives for Gideon International will no longer be allowed to make Bibles available to students at an elementary school in Kansas following a complaint from a national humanist organization. The American Humanist Association (AHA) recently sent a letter to the superintendent of Herington Schools and the principal of Herington Elementary… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Appeals Court Upholds Ruling Striking Down Law Requiring Pregnancy Centers to Post Sign Noting Abortion Assistance Not Offered

By Heather Clark BALTIMORE, Md. — A federal appeals court has unanimously upheld a ruling striking down a Baltimore ordinance that required pro-life pregnancy centers to post a notice advising that the facility does not offer or refer clients for abortions or contraception. Greater Baltimore Center for Pregnancy Concerns, Inc. had filed suit against the City of Baltimore in… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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U.S. Department of State Announces Annual Notation of World’s Most Egregious Violators of Religious Freedom

By Heather Clark WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of State has announced its annual designation of “Countries of Particular Concern” (CPC) based on observance of ongoing violations of religious freedom. “In far too many places around the globe, people continue to be persecuted, unjustly prosecuted or imprisoned for exercising their right to freedom of religion or belief,”… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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‘Swiss Schindler’ Credited With Saving Tens of Thousands From Holocaust

By Editor (Christian Institute) — A little-known Swiss diplomat has been credited with leading the largest civilian rescue operation of the Second World War. Carl Lutz, the Swiss Vice-Consul to Budapest, is thought to have saved more than 62,000 Jews from death at the hands of the Nazis. Lutz is said to have been motivated by his strong Christian values, which he… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Ohio’s Largest Abortion Facility Launches Billboard Campaign to Claim: ‘Abortion is a Blessing’

By Heather Clark CLEVELAND, Ohio — The largest abortion facility in Ohio has launched a billboard campaign in an effort to urge readers “to reflect on the powerful role that abortion plays in people’s lives.” The facility, called Preterm, has purchased 16 billboard locations around the Cleveland area to “spark conversation” surrounding its belief that abortion is necessary as… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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HIV Positive Teacher’s Aide, Track Coach Accused of Molesting 42 Youth Pleads Guilty to Sex Abuse Charges

By Heather Clark WALDORF, Md. — A former Maryland teacher’s aide and track coach accused of sexually abusing 42 youth between 2015 and 2017 has accepted a plea deal after being charged with over 200 offenses, including the attempted transmission of HIV. According to reports, Carlos Bell, 30, was first investigated in December 2016 after a parent contacted authorities in… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Drag Queen Part of ‘Three Wise Men’ Parade in Madrid

By Editor (Evangelical Focus) — Last summer, Madrid became the centre of global LGBT Pride celebrations. For several weeks, parades, demonstrations and political commitments to promote gender ideology were made. Now the LGBT lobby in the city will also disseminate its agenda among children in the traditional “Three Wise Men” parade, the equivalent of Santa Claus in other… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Twitter Users Express Concern After Chelsea Clinton Wishes Church of Satan a ‘Happy New Year’

By Heather Clark Photo Credit: Kyle Cassidy Twitter users are expressing concern after Chelsea Clinton wished the Church of Satan a “Happy New Year” on Tuesday. The matter began as Clinton had commented on a tweet by model Chrissy Teigen, who was upset that someone had posted photos of her daughter in making claims that she and her husband were a part of the “pizzagate”… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Mother, Daughter in Nigeria Pressured to Convert to Islam, Accused of Kidnapping

By Editor KANO, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A Christian woman and her adult daughter face kidnapping charges filed to pressure them into following the family patriarch’s conversion to Islam, sources said. Amina Isa, 40, of Kano state’s Gidan Kuran village in Tudun Wada Local Government Area, told Morning Star News that her husband left Christianity to obtain a… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Swarthmore College’s Religion Course Catalog Includes Study in ‘Queering the Bible’

By Heather Clark Photo Credit: Wikipedia/Kungming2 SWARTHMORE, Pa. — A private liberal arts college just outside of Philadelphia is drawing concerns over a “Queering the Bible” class included in its course catalog that is meant to provide “queer and trans readings of biblical texts.” Swarthmore College, founded in 1864 by Quakers, provides a description of the course on its… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Serial ‘Swatter’ Who Called in Deadly Hoax Amidst Video Gaming Feud Charged With Creating False Alarm

By Heather Clark LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The convicted prankster who called 911 with a false murder and hostage report that resulted in a SWAT team surrounding an innocent man’s home—with police fatally shooting the father of two—has been charged with one felony count of creating a false alarm and will be extradited to Kansas to face trial. Tyler Raj Barriss, 25, appeared in a… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Study: Alcohol Damages Stem Cell DNA, Increases Cancer Risk

By Editor LONDON (Reuters) — Drinking alcohol produces a harmful chemical in the body which can lead to permanent genetic damage in the DNA of stem cells, increasing the risk of cancer developing, according to research published on Wednesday. Working with mice in a laboratory, British scientists used chromosome analysis and DNA sequencing to examine the genetic damage… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Planned Parenthood’s Annual Report: 321,384 Abortions Performed by Organization in 2016

By Heather Clark Photo Credit: All Nite Images WASHINGTON — The abortion and contraception giant Planned Parenthood has released its annual report, which shows that while the number of abortions it performed last year are the lowest in a decade, still over 321,000 babies were murdered in their mother’s womb during the 2016-2017 fiscal year. “As we enter our 101st year,… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Planned Parenthood’s Annual Report: 321,384 Abortions Performed by Organization in 2016-2017

By Heather Clark Photo Credit: All Nite Images WASHINGTON — The abortion and contraception giant Planned Parenthood has released its annual report, which shows that while the number of abortions it performed last year are the lowest in a decade, still over 321,000 babies were murdered in their mother’s womb during the 2016-2017 fiscal year. “As we enter our 101st year,… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Californians Embrace New Pot Law With Ribbon Cuttings, Long Lines

By Editor (NBC News) — Some Californians raised “blunts,” cut ribbons and endured long, early morning lines outside marijuana dispensaries to show their love for the state’s recreational pot law, which went into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Monday. At Berkeley Patients Group, which billed itself as the country’s longest-running medical pot dispensary, the number of daily… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Discovery of Clay Seal From First Temple Period Viewed as Another Support of Biblical Text

By Heather Clark Photo Credit: Israel Antiquities Authority/Clara Amit JERUSALEM — The discovery of a 2,700-year-old clay seal dating back to the era of the First Temple is being viewed as another fascinating support of information already outlined in the Bible. The Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported on Monday that the stamped clay docket was found in the Western… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Planned Parenthood Announces ‘My Body, My Choice’ License Plates to Counter ‘Choose Life’ Plates

By Heather Clark LINCOLN, Neb. — Planned Parenthood of the Heartland has announced that its proposed “My Body, My Choice” license plates are now available for purchase by Nebraska residents after it submitted more than the 250 applications required by the state to request the production of certain specialty plates. The plates, which include the Planned Parenthood logo, are… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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UK National Health Service Apologizes After Woman Complains About ‘Transgender’ Nurse for Pap Smear

By Heather Clark LONDON — The National Health Service (NHS) of the U.K. has issued an apology after a woman contacted them to complain that after she requested a female nurse for her pap smear, a man who identified as a woman arrived to handle the procedure. A pap smear is a routine test that is performed on adult women every 3-5 years, depending on age, and involves the… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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