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U.S. Supreme Court Lets Ruling Stand Barring High School Graduations in Churches

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a case surrounding whether high school graduations may be held in churches, allowing a lower court ruling to stand that declared the practice to be unconstitutional. The court issued its denial on Monday, with Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas dissenting. “It is perhaps the job […]

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California Salutatorian Defies School’s Denial of Christian Speech at Graduation

BRAWLEY, Calif. – The salutatorian at a high school in California recently defied school administrators who disallowed him from speaking about his faith at graduation, presenting a bold Christian speech that urged his classmates to stand for what is right. Brooks Hamby is a senior at Brawley Union High School. In a YouTube video posted […]

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Woman Credits Prayer for Saving Her Life After Spending Hours Trapped in Wreck

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Missouri woman and her family are crediting prayer for saving her life after she was trapped in her wrecked car for over eight hours. Cassandra Wiggins, 39, was traveling to work on Thursday morning at approximately 7:00 a.m. when her car hydroplaned and she slid down an embankment out of […]

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Federal Judge Halts Wisconsin’s Same-Sex ‘Marriages’ Pending Appeal

MADISON, Wisc. – One week after overturning Wisconsin’s same-sex marriage ban, Judge Barbara Crabb has issued a stay on her initial ruling, ending, for now, same-sex marriages in the state. Crabb cited the Herbert decision by the US Supreme Court wherein the court ordered a stay in a similar case in Utah. “[A] federal district […]

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School District Settles with Humanists Over Complaint Officials Promoted Christianity

FAYETTE, Mo. – A Missouri school district has reached a settlement with a national humanist organization that filed a lawsuit in federal court over alleged practices that it said violated the U.S. Constitution by promoting Christianity on campus. The American Humanist Association (AHA) of Washington had filed suit in November 2013 against the Fayette School District […]

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Upcoming Christian Film to ‘Cause a Stir’ in Creation/Evolution Debate

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. – An experienced Christian moviemaker plans to release a film this September which he hopes will be ‘an excellent discussion starter’ on the creation/evolution debate. Rich Christiano is a filmmaker in southern California who has directed a number of popular Christian movies, including the award-winning 2009 film, The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry. […]

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Muslims ‘Offended’ by Gospel Tract Distributed by Virginia Church

ROANOKE, Va. – Some Muslims in Virginia have expressed offense to local media over a gospel tract that is being distributed by a local church that denounces Islam. The Bible Baptist Church of Roanoke has been distributing tracts every Sunday in an effort to tell others about Jesus Christ. One tract that has generated controversy […]

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Charges Against Evangelist Arrested for Alleged ‘Homophobic’ Comments Dropped

DUNDEE, Scotland – Police in Scotland have dropped all charges against an American evangelist who was arrested earlier this week for offending a single bystander by allegedly making ‘homophobic comments.’ As previously reported, Evangelist Tony Miano, a retired police officer from California, was arrested for breach of peace in Dundee, Scotland in January following a complaint that […]

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Southern Baptist Seminary President Apologizes for Admitting Muslim Student

BALTIMORE (RNS) — The head of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary offered an emotional apology to Southern Baptists for accepting a Muslim student into his school’s Ph.D. program — an unusual step for an evangelical seminary but one other schools have taken for years. “I made an exception to a rule that I assumed, probably wrongly, […]

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La. Governor Considers Bill Requiring Life Support for Pregnant Brain Dead Women

BATON ROUGE, La. – The governor of Louisiana is considering whether or not to sign a bill that requires doctors to keep  brain dead women on life support if they are at least 20 weeks pregnant. The House and Senate overwhelmingly passed H.B. 1274 last week, a bill that now is in the hands of […]

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