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Stephen King Criticizes Christian, Tea Party Reaction to Border Crisis on Twitter and Gets Owned by Conservatives
LINK Popular contemporary horror writer Stephen King got himself into a bit of hot water Tuesday when he criticized the Tea Party and Christians for not being charitable toward the illegal immigrant children at the border. Conservatives working to help the children volleyed right back, asking him what he was doing.

Christian Group Releases Ex-Gay Documentary, 'Such Were Some of You'
LINK An ex-gay ministry group has released a documentary comprised of interviews with people who identify as having formerly struggled with same-sex attraction.

'You Are Lucky That I Love My God;' Florida Father Who Battered Man He Caught Sexually Abusing Son Said Son Saved Abuser's Life
LINK A Florida father who battered an 18-year-old man after walking in on him sexually abusing his 11-year-old son in his own house said he almost killed the man but it was his son who stopped him.

Teenage Missionary Charged With Raping Children at African Orphanage; Lawyer Says He Was Victim of 'Psychological Voodoo'
LINK A teenage missionary from Edmond, Oklahoma, said to be struggling with pornography and homosexuality, is now facing life in prison after he allegedly raped underage girls and forced young boys to perform oral sex on him at a Kenyan orphanage while other children watched. His lawyer charges, however, that he was the victim of "psychological voodoo."

Former Pastor Kills Himself in Front of Deputy After Resisting Arrest for Alleged Child Sex Charges
LINK A former North Carolina pastor shot himself in the head Saturday moments after authorities appeared at his home with arrest warrants related to alleged child sex offenses.

Muslim Candidate Accuses Christian Opponent of Spreading 'Vile Lies' in Tennessee Commissioner Race
LINK A Muslim candidate running for commissioner in Coffee County, Tennessee claims his Republican opponent has spread false rumors regarding his patriotism and religion.

Activists Dress as Bibles to Protest Pro-Israel Rally in D.C.
LINK A pro-Israel conference held in Washington, D.C. on Monday was repeatedly interrupted by heckling activists who dressed as Bibles and held signs that read "who would Jesus bomb?"

Aaron McGruder's 'Black Jesus' Blasted as 'Utter Foolishness;' One Million Moms, Christians Demand 'Blasphemous' Show Be Cancelled Before It Even Airs
LINK The trailer for Aaron McGruder's upcoming live-action comedy series "Black Jesus" has been making the rounds on the Internet since last Friday, and some Christians are anything but amused by what the Adult Swim network was teasing as "the most anticipated comeback in history." At least one "violently offended" Illinois pastor, in addition to the activist network One Million Moms, has issued a clarion call for Christians to pressure the network to drop "The Boondocks" creator's new program before it even airs next month.

Illegal Immigrant Children Are 'Created in the Image of God,' Issue Is Not Just Political, Says Russell Moore After Touring Texas Facilites
LINK Members of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention toured two Texas facilities Tuesday that are providing temporary shelter to illegal immigrant children from Central America. During their tour, members met with U.S. Border Patrol agents, spoke to children with the help of translators, and learned more about the work of pastors who are facilitating humanitarian efforts to meet the needs of the large number of immigrants who are flocking to the U.S.

Colorado Cake Company Appeals Decision Forcing Them to Make Cakes for Same-Sex Weddings
LINK A Colorado baker who was found guilty of discrimination for not baking a wedding cake for a same-sex couple is appealing the decision.

16-Foot-Long Anaconda With Head the Size of a Human Hand on the Loose in New Jersey's Lake Hopatcong and People Are Scared
LINK Panic has gripped Jefferson County, New Jersey, after a deadly green anaconda reportedly about 15 to 16 feet long was spotted roaming about Lake Hopatcong several times in recent weeks.

Lesbian Files Suit Against Missouri Catholic Diocese, Says She Was Fired for Marrying a Woman
LINK A lesbian who was fired by a Roman Catholic diocese in Missouri over marrying a woman has filed a lawsuit against the church body.

Professor Claims University of Wisconsin-Madison to Start Giving Race-Based Grades, But School Says It's a Misunderstanding
LINK University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor Emeritus W. Lee Hansen has openly criticized a new diversity policy at the school which he claims recommends assigning race-based grades to students in its push to make the university more diverse.

Ken Ham Slams NASA Search for Extraterrestrial Life, Says God Did Not Create Life Outside Earth
LINK Creation Museum CEO Ken Ham has criticized NASA's efforts to search for extraterrestrial life, arguing that God has not created life anywhere outside the Earth, and that the search for such life is driven by "man's rebellion."

Porn Is Not Manly, Leaves Men Unhappy and Bored, Says XXXChurch.com Blogger
LINK Pornography does not satisfy like many may think it does because it has little to do with sex and everything to do with fantasy, says Christian author and blogger Tyler Ward.

Cigarette Maker RJ Reynolds Ordered to Pay Wife of 36-Y-O Cancer Victim $23.6 Billion; Company Vows to Fight Verdict
LINK The widow of a 36-year-old chain smoker who died of lung cancer 18 years ago was awarded record punitive damages of more than $23 billion by a Florida jury in a lawsuit against cigarette-making giant the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company last Friday, but the company has vowed to fight it.

The West's Silence on Persecuted Iraqi Christians Is Worthy of Contempt, Rails British Academic
LINK Following news that Iraq's dwindling Christians have been forced out of their centuries' old homeland over the weekend, a British academic and scholar of American history demanded to know why their plight had received such scant attention and called the status quo response "worthy of contempt."

Over 125 Philanthropist Billionaires Are Giving Half of Their Wealth Away
LINK "The Giving Pledge," made public by Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett four years ago, has already attracted 127 billionaires who have pledged to give at least half of their wealth to philanthropic causes.

Four Trustees Resign From Bryan College Over Leadership, Statement of Faith Controversy
LINK Four members of the board of trustees at Bryan College in Dayton, Tenn. have stepped down from their positions, citing a disagreement with school leadership that could not be reconciled.

Marriage Is Not Priority for Millennials, Study Says
LINK While only about 18 percent of Gen X women were married by 40, the number of their Millennial counterparts waiting till age 40 to tie the knot could now almost double, according to a recent study.

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IRD, Allied Groups to Rally for Abducted Nigerian Schoolgirls Awaiting Rescue from Boko Haram Militants
LINK Contact: Jeff Walton, Institute on Religion and Democracy, 202-682-4131, 202-413-5639, jwalton@TheIRD.org

Sudanese Woman Jailed & Sentenced to Die for Her Faith Focus of Hearing
LINK Woman & family still not able to leave countryContact: Jeff Sagnip, 202-225-3765, chrissmith.house.govWASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Sudanese woman recently sentenced to death for not recanting her faith was the topic of a congressional hearing Wednesday, July 23 held by U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04), Chairman of the House congressional panel that oversees global human rights issues."The world watched as Meriam Ibrahim Ishag, a pregnant Christian woman i Source: Congressman Chris Smith

CANAN Condemns the Detention & Harassment of its Trustee, Dr. Ezekwesili, Yesterday at Nigeria Airport, Commends British Airways
LINK Contact: Pastor Laolu Akande, Executive Director, CANAN, 516-819-4355, Laolu@cananusa.org NEW YORK, July 22, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Christian Association of Nigerian-Americans, CANAN wishes to clarify the situation surrounding the detention and harassment of one of our trustees, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, yesterday, July 21 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on her way to London to be a guest on popular BBC Hard Talk program.In doing so, we want to humbly and sincerely reques Source: Christian Association of Nigerian-Americans

Federal Discrimination Against Religion?
LINK "President Obama's new executive order compelling all federal contractors to affirm the latest LGBTQ orthodoxy escalates the ongoing culture war against traditional mores and religion." -- IRD President Mark Tooley

Jesus and Pope Called Pimps
LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

Open Doors USA President Calls Forced Exodus of Mosul Christians 'Unprecedented'
LINK Contact: Jerry Dykstra, Media Relations Director, Open Doors USA, 616-915-4117, JerryD@odusa.org  

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Schedules Vote on Controversial UN Treaty
LINK Committee Vote on Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Scheduled for Tuesday, July 22

New Radio Program Aims to Restore Lives of Abused Women in Restricted Country
LINK Women Survived Attempted Abortions, Domestic Violence and Sex Trafficking

Ganging Up on Archbishop Nienstedt
LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

Planned Parenthood's Criminal Charges Against Missouri Pro-Life Advocate Dismissed
LINK Thomas More Society Defends Sidewalk Counselor Arrested for Offering Water in 100° Heat

Persecuted Daughter of Imprisoned Nanle County Pastor Flees to US for Freedom
LINK Contact: Bob Fu, President, China Aid Association, 432-689-6985, 267-205-5210 cell, info@ChinaAid.org

Liveprayer's Keller Challenges Terror Leader al-Baghdali to Modern Day 'Mt. Carmel' Showdown
LINK Contact: Rev. Bill Keller, Liveprayer.com, 727-420-7005

Pastors Say Stand Up for Our God-given Unalienable Rights on July 4th
LINK Contact: Pastor Steven Andrew, 877 537-8734

Good Ways to Deal with Bad People
LINK Contact: Chuck Chadwick, National Organization of Church Security & Safety Management (NOCSSM), 972-712-8818, cchadwick@nocssm.org

Catholic Benefits Association Granted Temporary Restraining Order Covering 150+ Catholic Employers in Second Lawsuit Against HHS Contraceptive Mandate
LINK Contact: Sean T. Caine, 443-857-4372

The Family in America Spring 2014 Issue Hits the Mail
LINK Contact: Nicole King, 815-964-5819, nicole@profam.org; The Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society, 815-964-5819, media@worldcongress.org

California University Confronts Decline of Christianity in London
LINK Contact: Jenna Bartlo, Biola University, 562-777-4061

EchoLight Studios' Religious Freedom Docudrama Set to Release After Hobby Lobby Victory
LINK "One Generation Away" explores ongoing tension and suppression of religious issues in America

Family Institute of Connecticut to Hold Victory for Religious Freedom Rally Tonight in Hartford
LINK Contact: Peter Wolfgang, Executive Director, Family Institute of Connecticut, 860-548-0066

Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer Applauds Supreme Court's Decision on Contraceptive Mandate, Decries Government's War on Women's Health
LINK Contact: Karen Malec, Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer, 847-421-4000

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