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Congregation Attempts to Attract New Attendees With Controversial ‘I Love Sex’ Billboard

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – A Pennsylvania congregation seeking to attract new attendees has also generated controversy as it recently purchased billboard space that features the quote “I love sex,” attributed to God. Restored Church, a non-denominational assembly in Wilkes-Barre purchased the billboard to advertise its upcoming sermon series on sex and the Song of Solomon. “It’s […]

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Court Rules Police Did Not Violate Group’s Rights By Ousting Them From Muslim Festival

CINCINNATI – A federal appeals court has ruled that Michigan police did not violate the rights of a California-based group by ousting them from an Arab festival when attendees began turning violent in response to their antagonism. As previously reported, U.S. District Court Judge Patrick Duggan ruled last year that men with an organization identified as […]

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Sentenced American Missionary Sent Back to North Korean Labor Camp Despite Health Concerns

An American missionary sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in North Korea has been sent back to serve at a labor camp despite concerns that his health is worsening, reports state. As previously reported, Kenneth Bae, who operates a tourist company in Washington state, was arrested not far from the city of Yanji in […]

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Missions Leader: Although 1 Percent is Christian, Spain is ‘Breeding Ground’ for Gospel

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The president of Assemblies of God Spain recently explained during a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the denomination that although missions work has been difficult in the country, he sees it as a “breeding ground” for the gospel. Pastor Juan Carlos Escobar was among the speakers at the Assemblies of God […]

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New Jersey Police Ticket Christian for Posting Scripture Sign on His Vehicle

ENGLEWOOD, N.J. – A New Jersey police officer ticketed a Christian who was sharing the gospel outside of a local abortion facility this weekend after the officer took issue with a sign displayed on his truck that cited two Scriptures. Luis Zapata says that he has posted Scripture and other messages on his vehicle for […]

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Portland Child Evangelism Fellowship Under Fire for Preaching to Kids About Sin

PORTLAND, Ore. — A chapter of a nationally-recognized Christian group that seeks to reach children with the gospel of Jesus Christ is under fire for teaching kids the biblical doctrine of sin and eternal judgment, in addition to sharing about the love and mercy of God. The Portland chapter of Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) is facing […]

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World Vision Under Internal Reformation After Support of Homosexuality?

(RNS) World Vision tested its boundaries three months ago when it announced it would allow its employees to be in so-called homosexual ‘marriages’. The policy, however, was short-lived; the relief group reversed it within 48 hours after supporters threatened to pull donations. In the past, World Vision has requested that it be known as a […]

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Preacher Arrested for Crossing Police Barricade Blocking Christians Found Not Guilty

FORT WORTH, Texas – A Texas preacher and a member of his congregation have been found not guilty of ‘interfering with public duties’ for crossing a police barricade that was meant to separate them from attendees of a homosexual pride festival. As previously reported, Joey Faust and other members of Kingdom Baptist Church in Venus, Texas, were […]

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Muslims ‘Offended’ by Gospel Tract Distributed by Virginia Church

ROANOKE, Va. – Some Muslims in Virginia have expressed offense to local media over a gospel tract that is being distributed by a local church that denounces Islam. The Bible Baptist Church of Roanoke has been distributing tracts every Sunday in an effort to tell others about Jesus Christ. One tract that has generated controversy […]

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Charges Against Evangelist Arrested for Alleged ‘Homophobic’ Comments Dropped

DUNDEE, Scotland – Police in Scotland have dropped all charges against an American evangelist who was arrested earlier this week for offending a single bystander by allegedly making ‘homophobic comments.’ As previously reported, Evangelist Tony Miano, a retired police officer from California, was arrested for breach of peace in Dundee, Scotland in January following a complaint that […]

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