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Pastor Exhorts Montana Lawmakers to Obey God Rather Than Men

HELENA, Montana — A Wisconsin pastor presented a sermon before the Montana legislature this past weekend, teaching on what is known as the Doctrine of Lesser Magistrates, a historic and biblical doctrine that dates back to the times of Moses and Daniel. Matt Trewhella, pastor of Mercy Seat Christian Church in Milwaukee, had been invited […]

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North Carolina City Agrees to Remove ‘Religious’ Veterans Memorial Due to Legal Costs

KING, N.C. — Officials in a North Carolina city have agreed to remove a veterans monument that includes a depiction of a praying soldier out of concerns over costs of continuing its legal fight over the matter. As previously reported, in 2012, the group Americans United for Separation of Church and State (AUSCS), led by […]

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Report: French Jihadist Shooting Suspects Dead After Standoff With Police

PARIS — The two Islamic shooting suspects involved in a massacre upon a Paris newspaper office that published cartoons mocked Mohammad have been killed following a standoff with police. As previously reported, Brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi, 32 and 34 respectively, and Hamyd Mourad, 18, were identified as the suspects in the attack that took twelve lives […]

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Proposed New Hampshire Bill Would Strip Taxpayer Funding from Abortion Providers

CONCORD, N.H. — A representative in New Hampshire has proposed a bill that would strip taxpayer funding from organizations that perform or actively advocate for abortion. Rep. Warren Groen (R-Rochester), who has long been outspoken about his opposition to abortion, recently introduced the legislation, which would bar any business that performs abortions, refers mothers to […]

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Christian Detained in India After Hindus File Complaint Over ‘Spreading Christianity’

Mumbai (AsiaNews) — Arvind D’Souza was stopped by the police “for reasons of public order,” even though he had committed no crime. The incident occurred on Jan. 2 in the district of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh. D’Souza, who is still in prison under preventive detention, the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) told AsiaNews, ran […]

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Hundreds of Missionaries May Be Forced from United Kingdom After License Suspended

(Christianity Today) — The England and Wales office of YWAM (Youth With A Mission) may lose more than 350 missionaries and their families by April in the wake of British immigration officials suspending the ministry’s visa sponsor status. “Whilst we recognize and support the [UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) office’s] legitimate right to concern over […]

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Manhunt Continues for Two of Three Suspects in Islamic Massacre on Newspaper Office

PARIS — Two of the Islamic gunmen that carried out a strategic massacre at the office of a French satirical newspaper that known for publishing cartoons mocking the Muslim prophet Mohammad and other Islamic figures are still on the loose, and a third has turned himself into police. Brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi, 32 and 34 respectively, […]

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Atlanta Mayor Fires Chief Who Wrote Christian Book Calling Homosexuality ‘Perversion’

ATLANTA — A Georgia fire chief has been fired following a 30-day suspension over a book that he published two years ago that contains remarks decrying homosexual behavior and other forms of sexual perversion. Mayor Kasim Reed made the announcement publicly on Tuesday during a press conference, explaining that he had terminated the chief because he […]

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Government Rules School District Violated Law in Firing Teacher Who Gave Student Bible

PHILLIPSBURG, N.J. — The Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has ruled that a New Jersey school district violated the rights of a substitute teacher when it fired the man for giving a middle school student his Bible during the lunch period. As previously reported, Tutka, a longtime substitute teacher for the Phillipsburg School District, was placed under possible […]

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Canadian Mennonites Officiate First Same-Sex ‘Wedding’

SASKATOON, Canada — Two Mennonite ministers in Canada have officiated the denomination’s first same-sex “wedding,” holding the service publicly in a “church” building in Saskatchewan. Anita Retzlaff and Patrick Preheim of Nutana Park Mennonite Church officiated the ceremony for Craig Friesen and Matt Weins on Dec. 31, which was held at Osler Mennonite, the childhood […]

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