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Ben Affleck Admits to Counting Cards, Being Banned From Blackjack Tables in Las Vegas
LINK Ben Affleck admitted to counting cards in a recent interview. The “Argo” star said that he had become very proficient at blackjack, but it rubbed casino managers the wrong way, and he ended up being banned from the blackjack tables at several casinos for life in April.

Muslim Man Says He Killed New Jersey Teen Brendan Tevlin as Payback for US Action Against Muslims in Middle East
LINK Ali Muhammad Brown, 29, a Muslim man who's facing multiple murder charges including the murder of New Jersey teenager Brendan Tevlin, 19, revealed last month that Tevlin's death was payback for the innocent lives of Muslims lost in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and Iran as a result of U.S. military action in the Middle East.

Challenges of Intercountry Adoption Highlighted by 'Little Couple' Reality TV Stars at CCAI Gala
LINK Dr. Jennifer Arnold and Bill Klein, stars of TLC's reality TV show, "The Little Couple," described the challenges of intercountry adoption and urged reforms of the system as they received an "Angels in Adoption" award Wednesday at the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute's Annual Gala.

'Faith Warriors:' Video of Marines Delivering Powerful Rendition of Christian Worship Song 'Days of Elijah' Goes Viral
LINK A powerful video of nearly 500 U.S. Marines at the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in California declaring "there is no God like Jehovah" in an inspirational rendition of the Christian worship song "Days of Elijah," is taking the Internet by storm.

Jetblue Emergency Landing Caused by Blown Engine: 'I Recited the Lord's Prayer,' Says 'Twilight' Actor (PHOTOS)
LINK A JetBlue emergency landing occurred Thursday morning over the Pacific Ocean after leaving Long Beach, California just 15 minutes earlier. Passengers were frightened as smoke filled the cabin, but fortunately the captain managed to steer the airplane back to Long Beach Airport with just one engine functioning.

Oklahoma Christians in Final Push Against Satanic Black Mass; Archbishop Warns Demonic Activity, Evil Forces Are 'Very Real'
LINK Oklahoma City Archbishop Paul S. Coakley has warned that demonic activity and evil forces are "very real" ahead Sunday's satanic "black mass" scheduled to take place at the Civic Center Music Hall. Over 215,000 people have signed petitions against the sold-out mass, but local officials are set to allow the satanic ceremony to take place.

Texas Carries Out Execution: 'God Is Good,' Prisoner Says Before Dying
LINK Lisa Ann Coleman was executed by the State of Texas on Wednesday, Sept. 17 for the death of nine-year-old Davontae Williams.

Dad Made Teen Drink, Say Police; Alcohol Punishment Caused 15-Y-O to Pass Out
LINK A dad made his teen drink, police said. Tennessee father Mark Allen Hughes was punishing his 15-year-old son for drinking while underage, but took things too far and the teen passed out.

Michael Brown Case: Ferguson Cop Darren Wilson Testifies Before Grand Jury for 4 Hours
LINK Darren Wilson reportedly testified before the St. Louis County grand jury investigating his Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown on Tuesday.

US Poverty Rate Drops for First Time in 7 Years; Hispanics See Biggest Increase in Income
LINK The overall poverty rate in the United States dropped for the first time since 2006, with Hispanics being the ethnic group that experienced the most significant change in income.

Iranian President Blasts ISIS But Says US No-Troops Strategy Is 'Ridiculous,' Questions American Bravery
LINK Iranian President Hassan Rouhani spoke out against terror group ISIS in a recent interview, saying that the militants "want to kill humanity." He also harshly criticized American President Barack Obama's plan to fight ISIS with airstrikes but without any ground troops, calling it "ridiculous" and wondering whether Americans are not afraid to suffer casualties in the war.

Episcopal Church Provides $40,000 in Grants to Ferguson Neighborhood
LINK The Episcopal Church recently announced that it will providing $40,000 in grants for philanthropic purposes for the benefit of Ferguson, Missouri.

New Miss America Kira Kazantsev Slammed for Planned Parenthood Internship
LINK Just two days after winning the 2014 Miss America pageant, Miss New York Kira Kazantsev is facing criticism from conservatives for working as an intern for Planned Parenthood.

Christian Missionary President Praises Obama's Decision to Send US Troops to Fight Ebola
LINK SIM USA President Bruce Johnson has praised President Barack Obama's recent announcement to send over 3,000 medical troops to West Africa to help in the fight against the Ebola outbreak. The Christian missionary group, which saw one of its workers come down with Ebola while treating patients, said help from the U.S. is greatly needed and welcomed.

Satanic Temple Wants to Hand Out Satanic Books to School Children in Florida After Atheists Allowed to Tell Them 'Jesus Is Dead'
LINK After being pressured to allow atheists to distribute materials in public schools declaring that "Jesus is Dead," the Orange County School District in Florida may soon have to allow satanic books to be distributed to children, all because they allowed the distribution of Bibles in the schools.

Texas Set to Execute Woman for 9-Year-Old's Death; She 'Believes God Will Work It Out,' Aunt Says
LINK The State of Texas is set to execute a woman charged with murdering her girlfriend's son 10 years ago.

New York Store Owner, Mufid Elfgeeh, Allegedly Funded ISIS, Plotted to Kill US Troops; Expert Says He Was 'Lone Wolf'
LINK Mufid A. Elfgeeh, a 30-year-old man who owns a food store in upstate New York, has been arrested and charged with funding Islamic terrorist group ISIS, attempting to send jihadists to fight with them in Syria and even plotted to gun down U.S. troops, according to Federal authorities.

U2's Bono Wrote Poem for Billy Graham Based on Preacher's Life Journey
LINK U2 rock band leader, Bono, once wrote a poem for Billy Graham after visiting the retired evangelist in his home in the mountains of western North Carolina.

Meriam Ibrahim Says 'Faith Was the Only Weapon' She Had After Receiving Death Sentence for Christianity
LINK After almost being martyred in Sudan for refusing to renounce her Christian faith a few months ago, global Christian icon Meriam Ibrahim, 27, is breathing easier now and smiling.

Texas Clinics Sever Ties With Planned Parenthood
LINK A Texas-based group of family planning clinics has cut ties with Planned Parenthood Federation of America so that it will be eligible to receive government funds.

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Omaha Attorneys Raise Awareness and Support for Life, Family and Religious Liberty
LINK Thomas More Society-Omaha Hosts 5th Annual Fundraiser Banquet

Christian Genocide Must End
LINK Contact: The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

Black Conservative Summit Leadership Initiative is Designated a World Congress of Families Special Event
LINK Freedom's Journal Institute Hosts Event on September 25th in Washington, DC at The Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies & Citizenship

President Obama Misleads the American Public and Betrays Our Fundamental Principles of Human Rights and Religious Freedom in His Speech Last Night
LINK He also treats women like the NFL by failing to address their unique situation regarding violence, rape and targeting by ISILContact: Rev. Patrick Mahoney, 540-538-4741WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- In his speech discussing his plan for dealing with ISIL, President Obama says, "and the vast majority of ISIL's victims have been Muslim." This is simply not true.The President then went on to say, "And it is America that is helping Muslim  Source: Christian Defense Coalition

Governor Pence Addresses President Obama's Coming Speech Regarding ISIS at 2014 Radio Show
LINK Contact: Kara Brooks, 317-232-1622, kbrooks@gov.in.gov

Public Donations Add $1 Million to Knights of Columbus Christian Refugee Relief Fund
LINK Fund Now at $2 Million as Knights Continue to Seek to Aid Those Persecuted in Iraq Contact: Joe Cullen, 203-800-4923, joseph.cullen@kofc.org; Andrew Walther, 203-752-4253, Andrew.walther@kofc.org; both with Knights of Columbus  NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 10, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- In just over three weeks, the Knights of Columbus Christian Refugee Relief initiative has raised more than $1 million in public donations for those suffering persecution in Iraq and the surrounding re Source: Knights of Columbus

Is Jesus Allowed in School? Advocates for Faith & Freedom Files Suit
LINK Contact: Victor Bermudez or Lori Sanada; both with Advocates for Faith & Freedom, 888-588-6888

Statement Regarding 'Large Families - The Future of Humanity' International Forum in Moscow, September 10-11
LINK Contact: Larry Jacobs, 815-222-2490, media@worldcongress.org

Patriarchs, Human Rights Activists to Hold Press Conference to Open In Defense of Christians Summit
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Washington Summit to Call Attention to Plight of Christians in the Middle East
LINK Historic Gathering Will Feature Patriarchs from Middle East, Lawmakers and International Human Rights ActivistsContact: Joseph Cella, In Defense of Christians, 703-286-9677, joseph@indefenseofchristians.org WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- The deteriorating situation facing millions of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East will be the focus of a bipartisan and ecumenical conference in the nation's capital next month.  The three-day event sponsor Source: In Defense of Christians

Monday, September 8th, 9 a.m. - Eighth Circuit to Hear Missouri Legislator's Challenge to HHS Abortion Pill Mandate
LINK Thomas More Society to Conduct Oral Arguments for State Rep. Paul Wieland and Family

Dallas Area Christians to Stand Up in Support of Christians Persecuted in Iraq
LINK Contact: Pastor Stephen E. Broden, 214-394-0098; facebook.com/DFWrallyforpersecutedChristians DALLAS, Sept. 4, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Christians in North Texas will gather on Sunday September 14th at Dallas City Hall Plaza; at 4:30 pm, for a rally to show their support for humanitarian relief for persecuted Christians in Iraq and other Muslim nations.  A press conference will be held prior to the rally on Wednesday, September 10.

Life Legal Defense Foundation Takes on Federal Government, Healthcare and Abortion Industries
LINK Nonprofit Law Firm Celebrates 25 Years of Defending Life

Christian Students Witness Radicalization of Children on the Temple Mount
LINK "We will liberate Palestine with our blood and our flesh"

One Free World International Announces Successful Delegation to the Kurdistan Region of Northern Iraq
LINK Contact: Brian Mayes, 615-771-2040

Faith Community and Leaders to Hold White House Candlelight and Prayer Vigil in Support of the Women of Iraq -- Saturday at 8 PM
LINK Contact: Rev. Patrick Mahoney, Christian Defense Coalition, 540-538-4741

World Congress of Families Announces Postponement of Regional Event in Melbourne Amid Threats of Violence and Vandalism
LINK Pro-Family Group, a Recipient of International Peace Award, Targeted by Sexual ExtremistsContact: World Congress of Families, 815-222-2490, media@worldcongress.org; Communications Director, 508-405-1337, dfeder@worldcongress.org ROCKFORD, Ill., Aug. 29, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- World Congress of Families Managing Director Larry Jacobs announced the postponement of the WCF regional event in Melbourne.  Endeavour Forum will be the convener of the "Life, Family, and Fre Source: World Congress of Families

New Book Warns of Evangelical Left Influence on Millennials
LINK "If U.S. evangelicals disengage from the public square and fail to engage the rising generation, then we risk losing our public voice, then our religious liberty, and then liberty altogether." -- Chelsen Vicari, Evangelical Action Director

'One Generation Away' Shines Light on the Erosion of Religious Liberty in America
LINK New Film from Rick Santorum's EchoLight Cinemas Receives Endorsements from Leaders Including Oliver North & Jerry BoykinContact: Heidi McDow, A. Larry Ross Communications, 972-267-1111, heidimcdow@alarryross.com FRANKLIN, Tenn., Aug. 28, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- At a time when religious liberty and persecution are appearing in the headlines daily, EchoLight Studios' "One Generation Away: The Erosion of Religious Liberty in America," will world premier in church Source: A. Larry Ross Communications

National Conference Will Train Christians in Preserving Liberty
LINK Contact: Nelan Hughes, 864-977-2008, Nelan.Hughes@ngu.edu


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