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Title: Toledo 'buffer zone' could constrict Constitution LINK

Description: Toledo, Ohio could find itself in court over a proposed ordinance directed at pro-life activists who attempt to talk to women outside abortion clinics. 

Author: Charlie Butts
Published: Wed, 19 Jul 2017

Title: Another city set to ban needed therapy LINK

Description: Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he wants the Justice Department to step up a controversial program called civil asset forfeiture, and some are warning that it's an overreach of government. 

Author: Steve Jordahl
Published: Wed, 19 Jul 2017

Title: Mich. foreclosure law is 'gov't-sanctioned thieving' LINK

Description: The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is being petitioned by several small property owners in Michigan who argue that they were victimized by the state’s abusive foreclosure law that allows the local government to steal their property and make hundreds of thousands of dollars in profit off of them.

Author: Michael F. Haverluck
Published: Wed, 19 Jul 2017

Title: NYU librarian bemoans 'racial fatigue' from being around whites LINK

Description: After being subjected to too much time with too many white people at an academic conference, a black New York University (NYU) librarian complained in a recent blog that she is the latest victim of “racial fatigue” – from having to endure being “in the presence of white people” for an extended period of time.

Author: Michael F. Haverluck
Published: Wed, 19 Jul 2017

Title: Conservatives can't clam up on microaggressions LINK

Description: A prominent Christian leader suggests the ongoing issue of transgendered people and public restrooms is about more than where people should potty. 

Author: Charlie Butts,Billy Davis
Published: Wed, 19 Jul 2017

Title: TX lawmakers back in the saddle again LINK

Description:

Author: Bob Kellogg
Published: Tue, 18 Jul 2017

Title: Faith crisis in U.K.: 93% of Christians feel marginalized LINK

Description: A pro-immigration enforcement activist says it was frustrating to hear President Donald Trump tout a "comprehensive immigration plan" last week. 

Author: Chad Groening,Billy Davis
Published: Tue, 18 Jul 2017

Title: Are senators too busy to bother with the persecuted? LINK

Description: Nearly three dozen non-governmental organizations have signed a letter to U.S. Senate leaders urging them to prioritize a measure that provides critical humanitarian aid to religious minorities. 

Author: Bill Bumpas
Published: Tue, 18 Jul 2017

Title: Another chance for state's lawmakers to get it right LINK

Description: Toledo, Ohio could find itself in court over a proposed ordinance directed at pro-life activists who attempt to talk to women outside abortion clinics. 

Author: Charlie Butts
Published: Wed, 19 Jul 2017

Title: Another city set to ban needed therapy LINK

Description: Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he wants the Justice Department to step up a controversial program called civil asset forfeiture, and some are warning that it's an overreach of government. 

Author: Steve Jordahl
Published: Wed, 19 Jul 2017

Title: Mich. foreclosure law is 'gov't-sanctioned thieving' LINK

Description: The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is being petitioned by several small property owners in Michigan who argue that they were victimized by the state’s abusive foreclosure law that allows the local government to steal their property and make hundreds of thousands of dollars in profit off of them.

Author: Michael F. Haverluck
Published: Wed, 19 Jul 2017

Title: NYU librarian bemoans 'racial fatigue' from being around whites LINK

Description: After being subjected to too much time with too many white people at an academic conference, a black New York University (NYU) librarian complained in a recent blog that she is the latest victim of “racial fatigue” – from having to endure being “in the presence of white people” for an extended period of time.

Author: Michael F. Haverluck
Published: Wed, 19 Jul 2017

Title: Conservatives can't clam up on microaggressions LINK

Description: A prominent Christian leader suggests the ongoing issue of transgendered people and public restrooms is about more than where people should potty. 

Author: Charlie Butts,Billy Davis
Published: Wed, 19 Jul 2017

Title: TX lawmakers back in the saddle again LINK

Description:

Author: Bob Kellogg
Published: Tue, 18 Jul 2017

Title: Faith crisis in U.K.: 93% of Christians feel marginalized LINK

Description: A pro-immigration enforcement activist says it was frustrating to hear President Donald Trump tout a "comprehensive immigration plan" last week. 

Author: Chad Groening,Billy Davis
Published: Tue, 18 Jul 2017

Title: Are senators too busy to bother with the persecuted? LINK

Description: Nearly three dozen non-governmental organizations have signed a letter to U.S. Senate leaders urging them to prioritize a measure that provides critical humanitarian aid to religious minorities. 

Author: Bill Bumpas
Published: Tue, 18 Jul 2017

Title: Another chance for state's lawmakers to get it right LINK

Description: Toledo, Ohio could find itself in court over a proposed ordinance directed at pro-life activists who attempt to talk to women outside abortion clinics. 

Author: Charlie Butts
Published: Wed, 19 Jul 2017

Title: Another city set to ban needed therapy LINK

Description: Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he wants the Justice Department to step up a controversial program called civil asset forfeiture, and some are warning that it's an overreach of government. 

Author: Steve Jordahl
Published: Wed, 19 Jul 2017

Title: Mich. foreclosure law is 'gov't-sanctioned thieving' LINK

Description: The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is being petitioned by several small property owners in Michigan who argue that they were victimized by the state’s abusive foreclosure law that allows the local government to steal their property and make hundreds of thousands of dollars in profit off of them.

Author: Michael F. Haverluck
Published: Wed, 19 Jul 2017

Title: NYU librarian bemoans 'racial fatigue' from being around whites LINK

Description: After being subjected to too much time with too many white people at an academic conference, a black New York University (NYU) librarian complained in a recent blog that she is the latest victim of “racial fatigue” – from having to endure being “in the presence of white people” for an extended period of time.

Author: Michael F. Haverluck
Published: Wed, 19 Jul 2017

Title: Conservatives can't clam up on microaggressions LINK

Description: A prominent Christian leader suggests the ongoing issue of transgendered people and public restrooms is about more than where people should potty. 

Author: Charlie Butts,Billy Davis
Published: Wed, 19 Jul 2017

Title: TX lawmakers back in the saddle again LINK

Description:

Author: Bob Kellogg
Published: Tue, 18 Jul 2017

Title: Faith crisis in U.K.: 93% of Christians feel marginalized LINK

Description: A pro-immigration enforcement activist says it was frustrating to hear President Donald Trump tout a "comprehensive immigration plan" last week. 

Author: Chad Groening,Billy Davis
Published: Tue, 18 Jul 2017

Title: Are senators too busy to bother with the persecuted? LINK

Description: Nearly three dozen non-governmental organizations have signed a letter to U.S. Senate leaders urging them to prioritize a measure that provides critical humanitarian aid to religious minorities. 

Author: Bill Bumpas
Published: Tue, 18 Jul 2017

Title: Another chance for state's lawmakers to get it right LINK

Description: A high-profile business executive continues to make headlines for talking about gridlock and dysfunction in Washington, but one commentator suggests that executive ought to take a look in the mirror.

Author: Chris Woodward
Published: Tue, 18 Jul 2017

News from Christian News Wire 20 July 2017



Christian Newswire: Religious Liberties / Persecution
LINK Religious Liberties / Persecution

Anti-Christian Bigotry Surges in U.K.
LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

Family Research Council to Host Michael Stokes Paulsen for Discussion on Objections to Religious Liberty
LINK Contact: J.P. Duffy or Macie Malone, 866-FRC-NEWS or 866-372-6397WASHINGTON, July 19, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- On Friday, July 21, Michael Stokes Paulsen, a distinguished University Chair & Professor of Law at the University of St. Thomas, will give a lecture at Family Research Council headquarters on the main controversies surrounding religious liberty today, which are being driven in large part due to society's declining acceptance of the premises and assumptions upon which Source: Family Research Council

Contempt for Daleiden, $140,000 for Abortion Profiteers
LINK Contact: Alexandra Snyder, Life Legal Defense Foundation,

ECFA Admonishes GuideStar for SPLC 'Hate Group' Label
LINK Contact: Liberty Counsel, 407-875-1776, Media@LC.org; Press Kit  WINCHESTER, Va., July 18, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) recently sent a letter to GuideStar reprimanding them for their recent labeling of Liberty Counsel and certain other nonprofit organizations as "hate groups" at the recommendation of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).

Judicial Watch Statement on IRS Records Scandal
LINK Internal Watchdog Found Records Went Missing

ICM Welcomes Tim Dammon as V.P. of Ministry Advancement
LINK Contact: Ryan Holloway, International Cooperating Ministries, 757-848-5878

Catholic-Evangelical Alliance is Strong
LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

Court to Weigh HOA's Attempted Exclusion of 'Undesirable' Groups
LINK Contact: Brad Dacus, Pacific Justice Institute, 916-616-4126

Media Smear Alliance Defending Freedom
LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

Family Research Council Praises Senate for Draft Bill Defunding Planned Parenthood, Replacing Obamacare with Pro-life Protections
LINK Contact: J.P. Duffy or Alice Chao, 866-FRC-NEWS or 866-372-6397 WASHINGTON, July 14, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- The U.S. Senate has released a new draft of the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (H.R. 1628, "BCRA"). BCRA, for one year, would eliminate more than $390 million (over 86%) of over $450 million in annual federal funding to Planned Parenthood, from all mandatory government spending programs. This is identical to the provision ruled to comply with the Sena Source: Family Research Council

Open Letter to Louisville Metro City Council Members from Operation Save America Addressing the Proposed Barricade Ordinance Denying 1st Amendment Rights
LINK Contact: Rev. Rusty Lee Thomas, Operation Save America, 254-715-3134

Legislators Seek to Stop Funding Palestinian Terrorism
LINK Contact: Liberty Counsel, 407-875-1776, Media@LC.org; Press Kit

Planned Parenthood Targets Daleiden Defenders
LINK Contact: Alexandra Snyder, Life Legal Defense Foundation, 202-717-7371

Betrayal: Trump Administration Threatens Schools on Transgender Issues
LINK Contact: Brad Dacus, Pacific Justice Institute, 916-616-4126WASHINGTON, July 12, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Trump Administration's Office for Civil Rights issued a memo on transgender students that threatens the religious rights and freedom of speech in schools across the country. The memo, written by Candice Jackson, Acting Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, states that investigations will be made into noncompliance issues where an individual refuses to address a transgender stud Source: Pacific Justice Institute

Oregon House Passes Bill for Free Abortions
LINK Contact: Liberty Counsel, 407-875-1776, Media@LC.org; Press Kit   SALEM, Ore., July 10, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Oregon House of Representatives passed HB 3391, known as the Reproductive Health Equity Act, which requires health insurers and taxpayers to fund free abortions for residents and illegal immigrants. The bill passed 33-23 recently and has now advanced to the state Senate for consideration.

Defense Department Delays Obama's 'Transgender' Policy
LINK Contact: Liberty Counsel, 407-875-1776, Media@LC.org; Press Kit   WASHINGTON, July 6, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Defense Secretary James Mattis announced just hours before a July 1 deadline that he will defer implementation of the so-called transgender policy until January 1, 2018. The Obama-era policy would have allowed incoming service members identifying as "transgender" to enlist if they have been "stable" in their gender identity for 18 months. Such Source: Liberty Counsel

Church of England Urged to Reject Call to Ban Pastoral Care of Christians with Unwanted Same-Sex Attraction
LINK Contact: Andrea Williams, Chief Executive, Christian Concern, 07712 591 164

The Distribution of Digital Bibles More Than Doubled Across the World in 2016
LINK Contact: Gunnar Mägi, Marketing and Brand Manager, Global Mission Team: Partnerships & Communications, United Bible Societies, +3725034980, gmagi@biblesocieties.org  

Foundation for Moral Law Applauds Texas Supreme Court Decision in Gay Marriage Case
LINK Contact: John Eidsmoe, Foundation for Moral Law, 334-262-1245

More Justice Needed in Philly
LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

News from Christian Headlines:


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Title: Archaeologists Find Clues in Search for Ark of the Covenant
Description: Archaeologists at a site in Israel’s West Bank say the success of their search for the Ark of the Covenant looks promising.

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Title: 10 Things Christian Leaders Had to Say on the Issue of Gay Marriage
Description: Gay marriage is a hotly debated topic in our society today and also in the church. It was fiercely debated in individual states, and even though the Supreme Court legalized it nationwide in 2015, the debate continues. Christians in positions of authority who are respected and followed by many have also engaged in this debate. Because of the platforms that they have, these Christian leaders' beliefs on homosexuality and same-sex marriage are particularly influential. Below are quotes from 10 different Christian leaders on this issue. Photo courtesy: ©Thinkstock/michalootwijk

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Title: South Sudan Faces Extreme Famine: 20 Million Starving to Death
Description: Thousands in South Sudan are starving as the country faces a massive hunger crisis.

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Title: Want to Learn about the Bible’s History? This New Card Game May be for You
Description: One creative New Testament professor has come up with a way to make learning about the Bible’s history more engaging.

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Title: Pence Roots Administration’s Support for Israel in Faith
Description: Vice President Mike Pence told evangelical supporters of Israel that God had a hand in creating the state of Israel and that his support for the country is rooted in his faith.

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Title: Proposed Budget Bill Would Add Teeth to Trump’s Johnson Amendment Order
Description: The U.S. House Appropriations Committee voted last week to keep language in a proposed funding bill that would add teeth to President Trump’s executive order asking the IRS not to enforce the Johnson Amendment.

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Title: Christian Florist Appeals Case to Supreme Court
Description: A Christian florist, known as the “Christian grandma florist” has appealed her case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Title: Christian Missionary Recounts Ordeal of Being Imprisoned with Brutal ISIS Militants
Description: A Czech national who was captured and imprisoned with brutal ISIS militants recently shared the story of his harrowing ordeal and how God gave Him strength and renewed his purpose.

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Title: The Left is Mad at a NYC Councilman Who Gave Funds to a Crisis Pregnancy Center
Description: A New York City councilman is under fire from some on the left for allocating funds to a crisis pregnancy center which does not promote abortion.

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Title: Did You Know Martin Luther King Jr. Prayed at a Billy Graham Crusade?
Description: On this day (July 18) 50 years ago, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave a public prayer at one of the Rev. Billy Graham’s evangelistic crusades.

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Title: You Can Now Join an Online Bible Study Led by Sadie Robertson
Description: Sadie Robertson, the daughter of Willie and Korie Robertson and granddaughter of Phil Robertson, former Duck Dynasty stars, has announced that she will be starting a new online Bible study.

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Title: Persecuted Christians Face One Trial after Another in Refugee Camps
Description: A Christian charity in London is asking the Greek government to change a policy that is keeping homeless Christian refugees who fled to Lesbos from being able to apply for asylum with the United Nations.

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Title: Famous Shroud of Turin May be Stained with Jesus’ Blood, Say Researchers
Description: Researchers have found that the famous Shroud of Turin, thought to be the burial cloth of Christ imprinted with his features, may actually be stained with his blood.

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Title: GOP Again Fails to Pass Healthcare Bill
Description: Republican lawmakers continue to struggle to pass a healthcare bill. The latest version of the bill again fell short of the necessary support.

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Title: Charlie Gard’s Parents Optimistic after Encouraging Medical Tests
Description: Charlie Gard’s parents continue to fight for their son’s life. They are optimistic about a possible improvement in Charlie’s condition after new medical tests were conducted.

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