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Glenn Beck Invokes Joseph Smith, Mormon Beliefs During Liberty University Speech

By Heather Clark LYNCHBURG, Va. – Liberty University and its president, Jerry Falwell Jr., invited Glenn Beck to take center stage this past Friday to address thousands of students during its annual convocation ceremony, whose speech included references to Joseph Smith and Mormon theology. The outspoken conservative talk show host, and founder of the news outlet The Blaze, compared Mormonism to Christianity during his half-hour speech and cited that the Lord gave him a message of coming back to “settle scores.” “I am Mormon and share your faith,” Beck asserted during his spiritually-mixed charge to students, as he stood in front of a large banner bearing the university’s motto, “Training Champions for Christ.” Beck was introduced by President Jerry Falwell, who noted that the university presented the political commentator with an honorary doctorate in 2010 as he likewise addressed the students during that time. Falwell remarked that the “Sounds of Liberty” also performed at Beck’s “Restoring Honor” event that year in Washington, which the university chancellor attended. “I heard him yesterday on the radio,” Falwell remarked. “He probably didn’t realize this, but he was using Liberty’s verse—sort of our motto here—’Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.’” Beck then took the podium to applause and …read more Source: Christian News Network     ...
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Juvenile sex-offender registries are challenged

By the time he was arrested for sexually assaulting two siblings, 15-year-old J.B. had been molested by his alcoholic father and subjected to 25 moves among his birth, foster and adoptive families. He had also suffered from untreated attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and depression. …read more Source: Miami Herald     ...
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The Fourth Chapter: We Must Walk Before God in Humility and Truth

By TomTruex The Imitation of Christ by Thomas à KempisBOOK THREE: INTERNAL CONSOLATIONThe Fourth Chapter: We Must Walk Before God in Humility and Truth The Voice of Christ MY CHILD, walk before Me in truth, and seek Me always in the simplicity of your heart. He who walks before Me in truth shall be defended from the attacks of evil, and the truth shall free him from seducers and from the slanders of wicked men. For if the truth has made you free, then you shall be free indeed, and you shall not care for the vain words of men. The Disciple O Lord, it is true. I ask that it be with me as You say. Let your truth teach me. Let it guard me, and keep me safe to the end. Let it free me from all evil affection and badly ordered love, and I shall walk with You in great freedom of heart. The Voice of Christ I shall teach you those things which are right and pleasing to Me. Consider your sins with great displeasure and sorrow, …read more Source: Imitate Christ     ...
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Hospital Reinforces Refusal to Lift Ban on ‘God Bless America’ in Email Signature

By Heather Clark STOCKTON, Calif. – A hospital in California is standing by its refusal to allow the use of the phrase ‘God bless America’ in email signatures, issuing a new policy that requires all employees to utilize a standardized signature block without exception. As previously reported, Dameron Hospital employee Boots Hawks was called into his supervisor’s office last November and asked to remove the phrase from his email, which is one of three that he posts with his signature. “Excuses only satisfy the person making them” and “Change is either induced by inspiration or desperation” are also displayed on each email. “I believe in America, and I believe in God so strongly,” Hawks told local television station KCRA. “And I believe that America needs a blessing.” While Hawks complied with the directive, he also told his supervisor that he wanted to consult with an attorney about his rights. Much to his surprise, Hawks was put on leave for “insubordination.” He returned to work this Wednesday to find that the combination on his lock had been changed and his computer password had been suspended. As Hawks had contacted the Sacramento-based Pacific Justice Institute (PJI), the organization sent a letter to the hospital, demanding that it recant …read more Source: Christian News Network     ...
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Proposed ‘Homage to Satan’ Near Ten Commandments Monument Nears Completion

By Heather Clark OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – A New York-based Satanist group has released photographs of its sculpted ‘homage to Satan,’ which it seeks to place next to a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the Oklahoma state capitol building. As previously reported, the Satanic Temple issued a news release about its intentions last December, outlining that the placement of the display may resolve the dispute over the Ten Commandments monument, which is currently the subject of a federal lawsuit. “he Ten Commandments are an important component of the foundation of the laws and legal system of the United States of America and of the State of Oklahoma,” the 2009 bill authorizing the monument acknowledged. “he courts of the United States of America and of various states frequently cite the Ten Commandments in published decisions, and acknowledgements of the role played by the Ten Commandments in our nation’s heritage are common throughout America.” The six-foot display was erected in 2012, but the ACLU said that the monument was unconstitutional. “The monument’s placement at the Capitol has created a more divisive and hostile state for many Oklahomans,” stated Ryan Kiesel, the executive director of ACLU of Oklahoma, in a news release. “When the government literally …read more Source: Christian News Network     ...
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Fleet Week ships depart Monday

By By Robert Nolin , Sun Sentinel Hundreds of sailors and Marines, on their seven-day visit to Fort Lauderdale for this year’s Fleet Week, visited schools and hospitals, saluted older veterans, and competed in cooking and firefighting tournaments. …read more Source: Sun-Sentinel     ...
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