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Federal Judge Becomes First to Uphold State Marriage Amendment

NEW ORLEANS – A federal judge nominated to the bench by then-President Ronald Reagan has upheld Louisiana’s state constitutional amendment enshrining marriage as being between a man and a woman. “The court is persuaded that a meaning of what is marriage that has endured in history for thousands of years, and prevails in a majority […]

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‘Freedom of Religion Does Not Require Freedom From Religion:’ Gov. Vows to Defend Memorial

INDIANAPOLIS – The governor of Indiana is vowing to defend the display of a veterans’ memorial in one the state parks after a prominent atheist activist organization expressed opposition to the carving because it includes a cross. “So long as I am governor, I will defend the right of Hoosiers to display this sculpture in Whitewater […]

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Pope Francis Claims: ‘The Christian Who Does Not Feel Mary Is His Mother Is an Orphan’

ROME – Pope Francis focused on the person of Mary in statements issued both Tuesday and Wednesday, making assertions that some opine are unbiblical and heretical. “The Christian who does not feel that the Virgin Mary is his or her mother is an orphan,” he Tweeted on Tuesday, a post that generated much criticism from around […]

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Muslim Terrorist Group ISIS Beheads Second American Journalist

The Muslim terrorist group ISIS, or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, has beheaded a second American journalist in Iraq, according to video footage that is in the process of being analyzed for its authenticity. The video, entitled Second Message to America, which was posted to social media sites on Tuesday, begins with footage […]

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Gungor Controversy Continues as Singer States Jesus Could Have Been Wrong About Adam, Noah

Controversy continues to stir over statements made by a professing Christian singer/songwriter who denies Genesis as being literal after the musician recently asserted on an online podcast that Jesus could have been wrong about the existence of Adam and Noah. As previously reported, Michael Gungor and his wife Lisa, who in 2006 formed a congregation […]

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Congregation Attempts to Attract New Attendees With Controversial ‘I Love Sex’ Billboard

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – A Pennsylvania congregation seeking to attract new attendees has also generated controversy as it recently purchased billboard space that features the quote “I love sex,” attributed to God. Restored Church, a non-denominational assembly in Wilkes-Barre purchased the billboard to advertise its upcoming sermon series on sex and the Song of Solomon. “It’s […]

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Florida School District Replaces Chaplains With ‘Life Coaches’ Following Atheist Complaint

ORLANDO – A Florida school district has decided to replace its use of local pastors as high school football chaplains and replace with the position with life coaches following a complaint from a prominent atheist organization. The Madison, Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) sent a letter to the Orange County Public School District’s attorney […]

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Millions of Locusts ‘Like the Plagues of Egypt’ Swarm Madagascar’s Capital

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar – A swarm of locusts estimated at being in the millions invaded Madagascar’s capital on Thursday, a sight that one missionary described as being reminiscent of the plagues of Egypt. The skies were overtaken with the insects this week, slowing down traffic in the African nation. The invasion was captured on camera, showing the […]

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German Government Returns Custody of Homeschooled Children to Their Parents

DARMSTADT, Germany — Over a year after German police raided their home and seized their children, the parents of four homeschoolers have regained legal custody of their children, but remain concerned about the criminal ramifications surrounding the right to homeschool. As previously reported, approximately 20 social workers, police officers and special agents swarmed the home of […]

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Judge Strikes Key Parts of Texas Law That Would Have Closed Most of State’s Abortion Facilities

AUSTIN, Texas – A federal judge appointed to the bench by then-President George W. Bush has struck down key parts of a Texas abortion law that would have closed most of the abortion facilities in the state. HB2, which required abortion facilities to comport with the building, equipment and staffing standards of hospital-style surgical centers, was […]

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