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Concerns Growing as Canadian Supreme Court Set to Rule on Assisted Suicide Ban

OTTAWA, Ontario – Concerns are growing as the Canadian Supreme Court is set to rule on the country’s current assisted suicide ban, which provides criminal penalties for those who take part in ending the life of another. “Every one who … aids or abets a person to commit suicide, whether suicide ensues or not, is guilty […]

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Mississippi Lawmakers Propose Bills to Make Bible State Book

JACKSON, Miss. – Three Mississippi lawmakers have proposed bills to make the Bible the state book. Rep. Tracy Arnold (R-Boonville), a non-denominational pastor, recently introduced a proposal in the House to recognize the value of the Scriptures, and Rep. Tom Miles (D-Forest) and Michael Evans (D-Preston), both Baptists, introduced a similar bill in the Senate. […]

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Satanist Sentenced to Life in Prison for Dismembering, Cannibalizing Woman

(Daily Mail) — A Tennessee man who told police he ate part of his victim’s body has been sentenced to life in prison without parole after pleading guilty in the woman’s death. Coffee Circuit Judge Craig Johnson sentenced 37-year-old Gregory Scott Hale of Summitville on Thursday. The Tullahoma News said Hale pleaded guilty to first-degree […]

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Beijing House Church Gathering Raided By Police

Beijing (China Aid) — Police in Beijing dispersed more than 25 people at a house church gathering on Sunday and took more than 20 of those worshipers in for interrogations. Shunyi District’s Guoshulin Church, home to dozens of Christians who travel to and from Beijing for work or other matters, was holding a Bible study at […]

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Supreme Court to Rule on Whether States Have Right to Ban Same-Sex ‘Marriage’

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take up a case that would determine whether or not the U.S.Constitution provides states the right to ban same-sex “marriage”—a decision that could have massive ramifications nationwide. The high court made the announcement on Friday that it would hear cases out of Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee—all […]

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Oklahoma Bill Seeks to Protect Rights of Schools Offering Elective Bible Courses

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – A proposed bill in Oklahoma aims to protect public schools in the state from legal action should they decide to offer Bible courses as electives for students. Senate Bill 48 was introduced by Sen. Kyle Loveless (R-Oklahoma City) in light of the opposition that a school district faced last year for […]

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Judge Rules South Dakota’s Voter-Approved Marriage Amendment Unconstitutional

PIERRE, S.D. – A federal judge in South Dakota has struck down the state’s voter-approved marriage amendment which enshrines marriages as being solely between a man and a woman, opining that the law is unconstitutional because it excludes homosexuals from having the same opportunity. “Plaintiffs have a fundamental right to marry,” wrote Judge Karen Schreier, […]

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Thousands Sign Petitions Calling for Mayor to Reinstate Chief Fired Over Christian Book

ATLANTA – Thousands have signed petitions calling for the mayor of Atlanta to reinstate the city’s fire chief after he was terminated following a complaint over a Christian book that he published containing brief remarks decrying homosexual behavior and other forms of sexual perversion. To date, nearly 100,000 people have participated in efforts launched by […]

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North Carolina Residents Peacefully Rally Over Removal of ‘Religious’ Veterans Memorial

KING, N.C. – A number of residents from the city of King, North Carolina came together on Sunday to peacefully protest the removal of a veterans memorial in the city and to stand in solidarity in support of the display. As previously reported, in 2012, the group Americans United for Separation of Church and State […]

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High School Teacher Accused of Promoting Christianity, Giving ‘Bible Cookies’ to Students

STOCKTON, Calif. – A high school teacher in California is under investigation after a church-state separation group lodged a complaint that the teacher is promoting Christianity in the classroom and gives out “Bible cookies” to students. The organization Americans United for Separation of Church and State (AU), led by Barry Lynn, an attorney and licensed […]

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