Minneapolis Burning: Violence, Riots Break out in City Following the Killing of George Floyd by Police

Minneapolis Burning: Violence, Riots Break out in City Following the Killing of George Floyd by Police

MINNEAPOLIS (The Daily Beast) — Flames and black smoke poured into the sky here early Thursday as protests over the death of George Floyd took a violent turn, with multiple local businesses and residential buildings near police headquarters set ablaze and at least one person fatally shot in the area. Minneapolis Police spokesman John Elder […]

Survey Finds Many Americans Reject Moral Absolutes, Including Some Who Identify as Christians

Survey Finds Many Americans Reject Moral Absolutes, Including Some Who Identify as Christians

According to a nationwide survey conducted by Dr. George Barna and the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University, more than half of the sample Americans polled agreed that truth is “up to each individual” and there are “no moral absolutes that apply to everyone, all the time.” Researchers were further discouraged to find that […]

Calif. Allows 25 Percent Capacity for Indoor Church Services or 100 People, Whichever Is Smaller

Calif. Allows 25 Percent Capacity for Indoor Church Services or 100 People, Whichever Is Smaller

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Department of Health (DOH) released new guidelines on Monday pertaining to the reopening of places of worship, allowing attendance of up to 25 percent building capacity or 100 congregants, whichever is smaller. County health departments must still give the green light for the resumption of services and the DOH will […]

‘It Is Not Time’: NYC Mayor de Blasio Says it Would Be ‘Dangerous’ for Large Church Services to Resume Right Now

‘It Is Not Time’: NYC Mayor de Blasio Says it Would Be ‘Dangerous’ for Large Church Services to Resume Right Now

NEW YORK — Speaking during his coronavirus briefing on Tuesday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said that he believes it is too soon for large indoor church services to resume as meetings of that magnitude would be “dangerous” right now. He expressed disagreement with President Trump’s call to immediately reopen churches — if […]

Pixar Short Animated Film ‘Out’ on Disney+ Features Studio’s First Homosexual Main Character

Pixar Short Animated Film ‘Out’ on Disney+ Features Studio’s First Homosexual Main Character

Calling the story “heartwarming,” Disney+ announced on Thursday the release of a new Pixar short film, which centers on the story of a man named Greg who is nervous about revealing to his parents that he is in a relationship with another man. While some have praised the production, others lament that such material aims to […]

Lead Singer of CCM Band Hawk Nelson Announces: ‘I No Longer Believe in God’

Lead Singer of CCM Band Hawk Nelson Announces: ‘I No Longer Believe in God’

The lead singer of the CCM rock band Hawk Nelson, known for songs such as “He Still Does Miracles,” “Thank God for Something” and “Never Let You Down,” has announced that he no longer believes in God, stating that for the past several years he has been slowly losing the Christian faith he was raised […]

Breaking: 9th Circuit Upholds Calif. Gov. Newsom’s Ban on In-Person Church Services in 2-1 Decision

Breaking: 9th Circuit Upholds Calif. Gov. Newsom’s Ban on In-Person Church Services in 2-1 Decision

(Newsmax) — The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday ruled that Democratic California Gavin Newsom’s ban on in-person church services during the coronavirus pandemic can stand. In a split ruling, the court said the government’s emergency powers supercede what in typical times would be fundamental constitutional rights, the Washington Times reported. The lawsuit, filed by […]

President Trump Says He’s ‘Correcting Injustice’ by Making ‘Houses of Worship’ ‘Essential’ and Will ‘Override the Governors’

President Trump Says He’s ‘Correcting Injustice’ by Making ‘Houses of Worship’ ‘Essential’ and Will ‘Override the Governors’

(Fox News) – President Trump on Friday announced that new Centers for Disease Control guidance will classify houses of worship as “essential,” as he called on governors to allow them to open “right now” after being closed during the coronavirus lockdowns. Trump announced the policy for churches, synagogues and mosques, during a short briefing at the […]

US Dept. of Justice Tells Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom to ‘Do More to Accommodate Religious Worship’

US Dept. of Justice Tells Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom to ‘Do More to Accommodate Religious Worship’

WASHINGTON (Christian News Network) — The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has sent a letter to California Gov. Gavin Newsom, urging him to “do more to accommodate religious worship” as “there is no pandemic exception to the U.S. Constitution and its Bill of Rights.” It noted a discrepancy in treatment by the State — that while […]

NY Pastors Urged to Sign Letter Asking Gov. Cuomo to ‘Prioritize the Reopening of Churches’

NY Pastors Urged to Sign Letter Asking Gov. Cuomo to ‘Prioritize the Reopening of Churches’

ALBANY, N.Y. (Christian News Network) — A letter campaign for pastors in New York state has been launched to collectively ask Gov. Andrew Cuomo to “prioritize the reopening of churches” amid his “New York Forward” plan. According to reports, while the State is considering allowing small in-person religious gatherings, larger churches will be permitted to […]

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