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Texas Christian in Court After Being Served Up Fine for Feeding Homeless Out of Pickup Truck

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — A Christian woman in Texas appeared in court today as she challenges a ticket that she received earlier this year for feeding the homeless in a local park out of her pickup truck. Joan Cheever has operated the Chow Train since 2005, a nonprofit organization that feeds the hungry and homeless […]

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North Carolina Teen Charged in Alleged Plot to Kill Americans for ISIS

MORGANTON, N.C. — A North Carolina teenager has been charged with plotting to kill Americans on behalf of ISIS after he was turned into police by his father. Justin Sullivan, 19, allegedly engaged in communication with an undercover FBI agent this month, explaining that he is a Muslim convert that considers himself a “mujahid.” A […]

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Pastor to Be Prosecuted for ‘Hate Crime’ of Calling Islam ‘Satanic,’ ‘Heathen’ During Sermon

BELFAST, Northern Ireland — A pastor in Northern Ireland will be prosecuted with a hate crime for denouncing the Islamic religion during a Sunday sermon last year. As previously reported, James McConnell, 78, pastor of the Whitewell Metropolitan Church in North Belfast, discussed Islam during an evening sermon in May 2014. During the message, McConnell […]

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‘I Forgive You': Families of Charleston Shooting Victims Urge Killer to Repent, Trust Christ

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Family members of those who were shot and killed Wednesday night during a Bible study at a historic African American church in South Carolina addressed the gunman on Friday, forgiving him and calling him to repentance and faith in Christ. “You took something very precious from me,” declared Nadine Collier, daughter of victim […]

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Woman Who Helped Police Find Charleston Killer Credits God: ‘He Had Me Where I Needed to Be’

KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. —  The North Carolina woman who helped police find the gunman who shot and killed nine members of a historic African American church on Wednesday is crediting God for placing her in the right place at the right time. Debbie Dills, 51, works as a bookkeeper for Frady’s Florist in Kings Mountain. After attending […]

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Man Who Gunned Down Blacks at Bible Study Described as Racist Who ‘Wanted to Start a Civil War’

CHARLESTON, S.C. — As additional information surfaces surrounding the suspect in Wednesday’s shooting at a South Carolina church, friends and acquaintances of the gunman are describing the man as a racist who “wanted to start a civil war” over blacks in the country. Dylann Roof, 21, was taken into custody on Thursday in Shelby, North […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Arizona Law Forcing Church Signs to Be Displayed at Night

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously ruled in favor of an Arizona church and against a local law that essentially forced churches to display their signs at night, while allowing other types of signs to be displayed 24/7. As previously reported, in 2008, Good News Community Church of Gilbert filed a lawsuit in federal […]

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Gunman Kills Nine After Opening Fire on Service at Historic African American Church

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Nine people are dead and several others were injured after an unidentified gunman opened fire during a worship and prayer service at a historic African American church in South Carolina Wednesday night. The shooting occurred at approximately 9 p.m. local time at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston. The suspect is believed […]

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Southern Baptists Declare: No Court Can Change ‘God’s Definition of Marriage’

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Delegates of the Southern Baptist Convention voted on Tuesday to pass a resolution declaring that the denomination will stand by the biblical definition of marriage found in the book of Genesis and that no court or government authority can change God’s definition. Southern Baptist President Ronnie Floyd, an Alabama megachurch pastor, spoke to […]

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Florida Sheriff Under Fire from Atheist Activists for Speaking at Church in Uniform

LAKELAND, Fla. — A sheriff in Florida is under fire from a prominent atheist activist organization for speaking at a local church in his official uniform. Sheriff Grady Judd often speaks at churches throughout Polk County—sometimes up to 20 appearances a year—in his uniform. This past April, he spoke to over 2,500 people at the First […]

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