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U.S. Supreme Court Considering Appeal of Ruling That Might Close Most Texas Abortion Facilities

WASHINGTON — While the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to issue a ruling any day regarding states’ rights surrounding same-sex “marriage,” its nine justices are also considering whether to agree to hear an appeal of a federal decision that might close most abortion facilities in Texas. As previously reported, in 2013, following the passage of several […]

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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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Billy Graham’s Grandson Resigns from Florida Megachurch After Admitting to Affair

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The grandson of evangelist Billy Graham resigned last week from his role as pastor of a Florida megachurch after admitting to being involved in an inappropriate relationship. Tullian Tchividjian, 42, the son of Virginia Graham, took over the pulpit of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in 2009 following the passing of founder D. […]

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Christian Campus Groups Stripped of Recognition for Requiring Christian Leaders Regain Rights

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Christian student groups in the California State University system that were stripped of official recognition last year for requiring their leaders to be Christian have now regained their rights following a reversal of the decision. As previously reported, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, which identifies as an “evangelical campus mission,” lost recognition last fall at […]

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‘Audacity’: Uncompromising Ray Comfort Film on Homosexuality to Be Released This Week

BELLFLOWER, Cal. – Ray Comfort’s latest film project, scheduled to be released this week, will explore the topic of homosexuality from an “uncompromising” biblical perspective, using a “thought-provoking plot” and footage from unscripted interviews. Comfort, a well-known Christian evangelist, has produced a number of movies and documentaries in recent years. As previously reported, Comfort’s most […]

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Mennonite Couple Who Stopped Hosting Weddings Due to Homosexual Lawsuit Now Shuttering Business

GRIMES, Iowa — A Mennonite couple that decided to discontinue hosting all weddings at their church-turned-art gallery after they became the subject of a discrimination lawsuit two years ago has now announced that they are closing their doors due to lack of sufficient income. As previously reported, Dick and Betty Odgaard operate The Gortz Haus Gallery, a […]

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Priest Who ‘Wed’ Partner Sues Church of England for Denying Permission to Serve in Public Ministry

LONDON — A homosexual priest with the Church of England has sued the denomination for allegedly denying a license to serve in public ministry, also known as permission to officiate (PTO), after he “wed” his partner last year. Canon Jeremy Pemberton, a divorced father of five, had tied the knot with Laurence Cunnington in April 2014, and afterwards learned that […]

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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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