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8/12/2019 7:30:00 AM
Christian Employers Alliance Wins in Religious Freedom Lawsuit

EVERETT, WA— The Christian Employers Alliance (CEA) has won a major religious freedom victory on behalf of its current and future members. The United ...

8/11/2019 1:54:00 PM
'In God We Trust' signs to greet Louisiana students in new school year

As Louisiana students gather supplies and class schedules for a new school year, administrators are ensuring legally mandated "In God We Trust" signs are ...

8/1/2019 9:01:35 AM
Christian Leaders Call Pete Buttigieg to the Carpet after He Cites Proverbs to Justify a $15 Minimum Wage

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is facing criticism after he used a Proverbs bible verse during Tuesday's Democratic primary debate. Buttigieg ...

8/1/2019 6:57:10 AM
Biden Pledges Taxpayer Funding for Abortion at Democratic Debate

Former Vice President Joe Biden told a Democratic presidential debate audience Wednesday night that he would work to ensure taxpayer funding for abortion if ...

7/31/2019 10:00:00 AM
Ben Carson Booted From Baltimore Church Property; Defends Trump Tweets While Discussing City’s Problems
CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Dr. Ben Carson, the U.S. Housing & Urban Development Secretary, was in Baltimore Wednesday to talk about opportunity zones and ...

7/31/2019 9:49:08 AM
Over 500 churches leave Russian Church for new Ukrainian Orthodox Church
The Christian Post

More than 500 congregations have joined the newly created Orthodox Church of Ukraine in the past seven months after leaving the Russian-affiliated Church.

7/31/2019 8:21:00 AM
Freedom From Religion group complains about back-to-school worship service

An attorney from the Freedom From Religion Foundation has sent a letter of complaint to the DeKalb County Schools superintendent complaining that Fyffe High ...

7/31/2019 6:45:45 AM
Founders Ministries expresses 'regret' over divisive film trailer as SBC leaders back out
The Christian Post

The head of Founders Ministries has responded to the backlash he received after the organization released a controversial trailer last week for its upcoming ...

7/31/2019 6:42:25 AM
Christian-shaming, 'dark psychic energy,' and climate change panic: What went down at Tuesday night's debate
Conservative Review

So who was the big winner? Everyone who didn't watch.

7/8/2019 8:50:13 AM
Keeping church and state separate does not stifle religious freedom

A recent article by a creationist hack for the National Review (the flagship conservative publication) preposterously argues that Canada is stifling religious ...

7/8/2019 7:46:33 AM
Trump rolls out the big guns for pro-Israel evangelicals' confab ahead of 2020

In a sign of evangelical voters' importance to his campaign, the U.S. president is sending five senior advisers to a Christian pro-Israel gathering.

6/4/2019 2:38:26 PM
The complex role faith played — on both sides — in the women's suffrage movement
Salt Lake Tribune

This week marks 100 years since Congress passed the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote. Passed in the wake of a ...

6/4/2019 11:32:12 AM
Challenges to seal of confession attributed to clergy sex abuse scandals
Crux: Covering all things Catholic

For centuries, the Catholic Church has maintained that what a penitent says to a priest in the confessional is strictly confidential, but in 2019 that rite continues to ...

6/4/2019 9:12:00 AM
Catholic Church Spent More Than $633K Lobbying in New Jersey, Focused on Thwarting Legislation that Would Aid Clergy Abuse Survivors

Catholic Church Spent More Than $633K Lobbying in New Jersey, Focused on Thwarting Legislation that Would Aid Clergy Abuse Survivors. Church has spent ...

6/4/2019 3:58:15 AM
‘My aim was in no way to endorse the president’: Pastor explains why he prayed for Trump
The Washington Post

President Trump surprised the McLean Bible Church congregation during a "special day of prayer for the President," June 2. Minister David Platt led the prayer. When David Platt concluded his sermon during an afternoon service at McLean Bible Church in Northern Virginia on Sunday, the pastor thought he would have a few minutes to himself for quiet reflection. Instead, he was whisked backstage and given a message: “the president of the United States was on his way to the church, would be there in a matter of minutes, and would like for us to pray for him." Unlike other pastors who have fierce...

5/6/2019 11:30:00 AM
Attorneys reviewing 'massive' number of documents in Catholic Church investigation
The Detroit News

The attorney general's office is working around the clock in its review of thousands of pages of information seized from Michigan's Catholic dioceses.

5/6/2019 10:09:25 AM
In the U.S., more Jews than Christians see Trump's policies as too pro-Israel, poll finds

American Jews are more likely than American Christians to think that President Donald Trump's policies are too favorable to Israel, according to a recent poll by ...

5/6/2019 8:34:00 AM
Law firm says it will name 300 N.J. priests accused of sex abuse, including those not named by the church

A New Jersey attorney says he has a list of more than 300 priests accused of sexual misconduct in New Jersey -- far more than the 188 priests the Catholic ...

5/6/2019 6:41:11 AM
Pence at Louisiana church attacked by arson: 'Attacks on communities of faith must stop'
The Christian Post

Vice President Mike Pence gave remarks at a church in Louisiana that was recently the victim of arson, stating that “these attacks on communities of faith must ...

5/6/2019 6:23:39 AM
Evangelical leaders see Trump as strong ally
Arkansas Online

Evangelicals, who were crucial to President Donald Trump's election, are pleased thus far with their White House ally, prominent leaders say.

5/6/2019 4:27:00 AM
Trump White House opens door to Christian, conservative colleges
Washington Examiner

Conservative and Christian colleges and universities are landing more interns inside the Trump White House and administration after an 8-year dry spell during ...

5/2/2019 12:47:13 PM
Europeans will pay church tax, won't attend church
BP News

Despite Europe's increasing secularization, most residents of six European countries studied by the Pew Research Center continue to pay a tax designated for ...

5/2/2019 11:29:07 AM
National Day of Prayer: Americans saying 'God,' 'Merry Christmas' again, Trump says
The Christian Post

President Donald Trump said that his administration was making religious freedom a priority, including helping to have people once again say “God” and “Merry ...

5/2/2019 9:52:00 AM
Trump says he leaned on God to survive Mueller probe

President Donald Trump said Thursday he leaned on one thing to get through special counsel Robert Mueller's probe of Russian interference in the 2016 ...

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