Appeals Court Rules Arkansas May Exclude Planned Parenthood From Medicaid Program

Appeals Court Rules Arkansas May Exclude Planned Parenthood From Medicaid Program

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that officials in Arkansas may exclude the abortion and contraception giant Planned Parenthood from the state’s Medicaid program, overturning a lower court ruling issued nearly a year ago. “We conclude … that Congress did not unambiguously confer the particular right asserted by the patients […]

‘Hipster Pastor’ Launches Late-Night Comedy Show ‘Mocking Sin,’ ‘Making Christian Entertainment Not S*ck’

‘Hipster Pastor’ Launches Late-Night Comedy Show ‘Mocking Sin,’ ‘Making Christian Entertainment Not S*ck’

An Arizona-based group has launched a “political late-night comedy” show similar to “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report” that provides stand-up comedy and skits by its pastor, who had been characterized by the New York Post as a “hipster pastor.” The weekly broadcast uses satire and strong language to make a “mockery of sin” in […]

David Daleiden Succeeds in Appeal Surrounding University of Washington’s Baby Body Parts Docs

David Daleiden Succeeds in Appeal Surrounding University of Washington’s Baby Body Parts Docs

SEATTLE, Wash. — An appeals court has overturned a lower court ruling in regard to the redaction of certain information from documents from the University of Washington that were requested by pro-life activist David Daleiden surrounding the institution’s transferral and use of the body parts of aborted babies. Daleiden, who operates the Center for Medical […]

Report: Nearly All Women in Iceland Who Receive Down Syndrome Diagnosis Obtain Abortion

Report: Nearly All Women in Iceland Who Receive Down Syndrome Diagnosis Obtain Abortion

REYKJAVIK — A new report by CBS is raising concern as it highlights the fact that nearly all women in the Nordic nation of Iceland who receive a Down syndrome diagnosis obtain an abortion—to the point that children with Down syndrome have been nearly eradicated. “We don’t look at abortion as a murder,” Helga Sol […]

‘I Prayed Without Ceasing’: Freed Canadian Pastor Details Hard Labor Sentence in North Korea

‘I Prayed Without Ceasing’: Freed Canadian Pastor Details Hard Labor Sentence in North Korea

TORONTO — A Canadian pastor who had been sentenced to hard labor for life but was released last week on “sick bail,” outlined to his church on Sunday that he prayed without ceasing during the ordeal and stayed close to the Scriptures. “While I was laboring, I prayed without ceasing,” Hyeon Soo Lim, 62, pastor […]

Roy Moore, Luther Strange Head for Runoff in Alabama Senate Race

Roy Moore, Luther Strange Head for Runoff in Alabama Senate Race

HOMEWOOD, Ala. (New York Times) — Roy S. Moore, a former chief justice of the State Supreme Court, and Senator Luther Strange emerged from a crowded Republican field on Tuesday in a special Senate primary in Alabama, according to The Associated Press. They will face off for their party’s nomination next month in a runoff election, a contest […]

Annual U.S. Religious Freedom Report Outlines Ongoing Persecution in Iran, China, Sudan

Annual U.S. Religious Freedom Report Outlines Ongoing Persecution in Iran, China, Sudan

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor released its annual International Religious Freedom Report on Tuesday, detailing the status of 199 countries and outlining particularly egregious examples of persecution. “Almost 80 percent of the global population live with restrictions on or hostilities to limit their freedom of religion,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson […]

UK ‘Progressive Christian’ Festival to Include Muslim Group Teaching Sufi Worship Chants

UK ‘Progressive Christian’ Festival to Include Muslim Group Teaching Sufi Worship Chants

LONDON — A “progressive Christian” festival in the UK has added a Muslim platform to its upcoming event in an effort to eradicate negative stereotypes against those of the Islamic faith. The event will include a group that will teach attendees universal Sufi chants, as well as others who seek to combat “Islamophobia” in the world. […]

Trump Endorses Luther Strange in Alabama U.S. Senate Race Rather Than Roy Moore

Trump Endorses Luther Strange in Alabama U.S. Senate Race Rather Than Roy Moore

WASHINGTON — As Tuesday marks primary day in Alabama’s special election to fill the seat vacated by former U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions, President Trump has endorsed Sen. Luther Strange for U.S. Senate over “Ten Commandments Judge” Roy Moore. “Big day in Alabama. Vote for Luther Strange, he will be great!” he tweeted early Tuesday. “Luther Strange of the […]

‘Pastor’ Defends Dance During Service to Profane Rap Song, Claims Men in Bible Used Coarse Language

‘Pastor’ Defends Dance During Service to Profane Rap Song, Claims Men in Bible Used Coarse Language

The leader of a Missionary Baptist assembly in California is defending the use of a profane secular rap song during a recent Sunday service, saying that he believes the men of the Scriptures likely used edgy language and that he curses in prayer sometimes himself. Several youth performed a dance to Jay-Z’s “The Story of O.J.” on July […]

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