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SALT LAKE CITY – An officer with the Salt Lake City Police Department has been put on paid administrative leave after he reportedly refused an assignment to work during the weekend’s homosexual pride parade. Police officials have not identified the officer or explained why he refused to work an assignment during Sunday’s parade, but they […]

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Taliban Commander Freed by Obama in Bergdahl Trade Says He’ll Fight America Again

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — One of the five Taliban leaders freed from Guantanamo Bay in return for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s release has pledged to return to fight Americans in Afghanistan, according to a fellow militant and a relative. “After arriving in Qatar, Noorullah Noori kept insisting he would go to Afghanistan and fight American forces there,” […]

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Wife of Calif. Pastor Arrested on Murder Charge Says Husband Acted in Self-Defense

A California pastor is being extradited to Nevada on a murder charge in the death of a man outside a Las Vegas sports bar — despite claims by witnesses that the father of two was acting in self-defense. Robert Cox, of Manteca, Calif., claims he did not throw a punch at Link Ellingson, knocking him […]

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North Korea Sentences Baptist Missionary to Hard Labor for Life

North Korean officials have sentenced a Baptist missionary from South Korea to hard labor for life for allegedly attempting to establish underground churches in the nation. Kim Jong-uk was convicted of spying and other “anti-state” violatons on Friday during his trial. According to reports, he admitted to the court that he had founded a church […]

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Judge Declares Wisconsin’s Voter Approved Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Ban Unconstitutional

APPLETON, Wisc. – A federal judge appointed by then-President Jimmy Carter has declared Wisconsin’s same-sex ‘marriage’ ban unconstitutional, stating that it infringes upon the Fourteenth Amendment’s right to equal protection under the law. “Quite simply, this case is about liberty and equality, the two cornerstones of the rights protected by the United States Constitution,” U.S. […]

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North Korea Holding American Tourist for Leaving Bible in Hotel Room

An American tourist is being detained in North Korea after he was discovered to have left a copy of the Bible in a hotel room, reports state. According to reports, the tourist, identified in English as Jeffrey Fowle, has been held since mid-May, but North and South Korean news outlets first released the information today. “The […]

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Opposed Tennessee Mosque to be Built After Supreme Court Declines to Hear Case

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) — For years, opponents of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro vowed to take their legal fight to shut down the mosque all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. That fight ended Monday (June 2), when the nation’s highest court declined to hear their case. The four-year conflict over construction of the […]

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Judge Reprimanded by Appellate Court for Referencing Bible During Sentencing

A Catawba County trial judge has been scolded by the N.C. Court of Appeals for invoking Christian teachings into a lecture during a defendant’s sentencing phase. In its opinion released yesterday, however, the court ruled that the judge’s word choice did not violate the due process of the defendant, Max Earls, who was sentenced to […]

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North Carolina House Passes Bill Protecting Students’ Rights to Religious Expression

RALEIGH, N.C. – The North Carolina House of Representatives has passed a bill protecting students’ rights to religious expression, and allowing teachers and other staff members to voluntary participate in student prayers before or after school. According to reports, SB 370 was presented in response to a recent situation where an elementary school student was prohibited […]

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College Alters Speech Policy After Christian Student Sues for Barring Campus Preaching

HAMPTON, Va. – A community college in Virginia has altered its free speech policy after Christian student was barred from preaching on campus without prior approval. As previously reported, Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) student Christian Parks had filed suit against the university earlier this year after experiencing difficulty in publicly preaching the gospel on campus. Parks […]

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